United States Military Academy West Point - Howitzer Yearbook (West Point, NY)

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III;:;- 1 { ' liowii; Km MsijfiMimm: OPAL ELIZABETH WEBB t PRE-THOUGHTS INSTINCT PROMPTS THE MIME IS FACILE «-. AND THE GUIDED STEPS OF THE BABE COVER A KNOWN TRACT --. LED HE FOLLOWS . . . WHEN LO ! A CHALLENGE FROM THE STEEP « A DARE FROM THE SUMMIT -. THE WAR- RIOR LIFE - CALLS FOR COMBAT TO ARMS •-. THE CRY ! CONFIDENT TO DETERMINE HIS WORTH WITH A FAITH IN THE FUTURE -. HIMSELF - A TOUCH OF ROMANTI- CISM --, AND HE TURNS --, HIS FIRST LONE STEP TO PREPARE HIS BLADE FOR THE BATTLE - THE GRAYED IMMUTABLE WALLS WHICH SHAPED AND FORGED HIS EXEMPLARS TO THE CHAIN OF FIGHTERS BECKONS - AND WITH A COVETOUS BACKWARD GLANCE HE WALKS FORWARD - ERECT --, WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT HE IS THE INDIVIDUAL «-. HE WILL SCHOOL HIMSELF FOR THE TILT -. AND LEARN IN THIS MAR- TIAL ENCLOSURE THE TEST OF THE EX- PANSE % I 9 2. 3 THE DU BOIS PRESS BUILDERS OF FINE BOOKS AND CATALOGUES ROCHESTER, N. Y. I The ANNUAL of The UNITED STATES CORPS of CADETS Tublished by The CLASS of 1927 UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY West Point J w York. |NE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ONE YEARS AGO A NEW NATION WAS BORN --. CONCEIVED IN LIBERTY AND DEDICATED TO THE PROPOSITION THAT ALL §g MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL --. IN 1802 A NEW IN- " ' STITUTION WAS CREATED - CONCEIVED IN THE CRYING NEED FOR LIBERTY ' S SUPPORT - AND DEDICATED TO THE PROPOSITION THAT ALL CIT- IZENS WERE BORN TO SERVE EQUALLY THESE NEW UNITED STATES " AT THAT PORTENTOUS MOMENT IN OUR NATION ' S INFANCY WHEN THE FIRST CADET HEARD " FORWARD MARCH " - AND OBEYED-, THE ACADEMY BEGAN ITS MISSION " THE YEAR 1927 FINDS THE ACADEMY AT THE 125th MILESTONE IN THE CON- STANT MARCH FORWARD OF NATIONAL GREATNESS IT HAS BEEN HER PRIVILEGE TO ADVANCE WITH THE NATION «- THE GRADUATES OF THE ACADEMY AND THE AMERICAN PIONEER HAVE GONE FORTH SHOULDER TO SHOULDER -. TOGETHER THEY HAVE WRITTEN THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY ON A THOUSAND BATTLEFIELDS -. AND HAVE SURMOUNTED NUMBERLESS AND UN- KNOWN DIFFICULTIES AND HARDSHIPS -. LINKING EAST TO WEST AND NORTH TO SOUTH IN EVERY FIELD OF NATIONAL EN- DEAVOR THE ACADEMY HAS SENT FORTH HER STEADY STREAM OF YOUNG MANHOOD --, IMBUED WITH AN UNSELFISH SPIRIT OF DEVOTION TO AMERICA ' S PROBLEMS - A CONSTANT SOURCE OF DEPENDABLE MATERIAL FOR NATIONAL GROWTH - £ TODAY A NEW CLASS --. THE CLASS OF 1927 - TAKES UP THE MARCH ANOTHER ELEMENT IS ADDED TO THE STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE IN THE TURBULENT NATIONAL ARENA - ORDINARY •-. IN THAT ITS MEMBERS ARE YOUNG AND WILLING TO LEARN --. UNUSUAL - IN THAT WEST POINT HAS FOSTERED THEIR YOUTHFUL CURIOSITY AND ADDED TO IT COMMON SENSE --. ONE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL NECESSITIES WHICH MAKES OF YOUTHFUL AM- BITION -. SUCCESSFUL REALIZATION " ([ HEREIN THEN IS A RECORD OF THEIR FOUR YEARS AS CADETS -- A PRIVILEGE TO HAVE LIVED A CADET ' S UFE A PRIVILEGE TO DEPICT HERE A FEW OF THE MORE OUTSTANDING CADET CHAR- ACTERISTICS ' - " WHILE JUST THIS OR THAT POOR IMPULSE WHICH FO R ONCE HAD PLAYED UNSTIFLED SEEMS THE WHOLE WORK OF A UFETIME WHICH AWAY THE REST HAVE TRIFLED " -, %eSTeCTFULLY V£T ICATeV TO THS g%AVUAT£S OF TH£ Uni eV STATES MIL1TA%Y ACAVEMY QEO%qE WASHi?ig TO ' ]Si soldier - states- man ' AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HE FOUNDED THE FIRST PERMANENT MILITARY POST AT WEST POINT -. HE CREATED BY SPECIAL ORDER IN 1789 A CORPS OF ENGINEERS WHO WERE STATIONED AT WEST POINT FOR SPEC- IAL MILITARY TRAINING - HE SPONSORED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NEW UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY ' - THE IMMEDIATE NECES- SITY FOR TRAINED SOLDIERS TO PROTECT THE NEW COUNTRY MOTIVATED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ENGINEER SERVICE SCHOOL AT WEST POINT - THE NEED FOR TRAINED MEN IN THE CHAIRS OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT PREDICATED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MILITARY ACADEMY COMBINING WITH THE STUDY OF THE ART OF WAR A CURRICULUM INCLUDING THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES TODAY WEST POINT IS AN INSTI- TUTION REALIZED --. A PERMANENT ASSET TO THE UNITED STATES - A SYMBOL OF NATIONAL GROWTH «- CALVIKI C. COOLWgE President of the United States HeiSlXY K?iOX -. MAJOR GENERAL -. BUT RE- CENTLY RELIEVED FROM HIS ARDUOUS TASKS AS COMMANDING OFFICER AT WEST POINT SAID: " I HAVE A PERFECT RELIANCE UPON THE CANDID INTERPRETATION OF MY ACTIONS AND I SHALL HOPE THAT APPLICATION TO BUSINESS AND A PROPRIETY OF INTENTION MAY IN A DEGREE EX- CUSE A DEFICIENCY OF TALENT ' ' --. AND ENTERED ON HIS DUTIES AS SECRETARY OF WAR ON MARCH 8th 1785 -- AGAIN THE INFLUENCES OF WEST POINT WERE RECOGNIZED IN THIS APPOINTMENT OF ONE OF HER EARLY COMMANDERS TO A POST OF NATIONAL PREDOMINANCE - WEST POINT EARLY GAINED THE DISTINCTION OF EARNEST COOPERATION WITH NATIONAL PROGRESS KNOX WAS A SOLDIER AND MAY HAVE UNDER- RATED HIS ABILITY AS A STATESMAN --, WASH- INGTON KNOWING HIM AS ONE OF HIS MOST ABLE GENERALS HAS COMMENTED ON HIS AC- CEPTANCE OF THE CHAIR OF SECRETARY OF WAR -. " WITHOUT A COMPLIMENT I THINK A BETTER CHOICE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MADE " --. I -Bliig.-gEfi. ME%CH 3. STEWAl SUPERINTENDENT CONTENTS Book L Officials Views Book II. — Jldministration Book III — Gorps Organisation Book IV. — , The History of ' zj The Under Glasses Book V. — The Glass Book VI. — , JLthletics .Activities Book VII. — » Social Humor IMP RE S S IONS WE ST P O INT lie. t -i: iLUj , NICHOLAS F. RILEY graduated from Pratt Institute in New York and spetit two years abroad lohere he exhibited in various salons of London and Tar is. He recently returned to this country and is notv instructor in landscape and portrait n ' ork at his Alma Mater. This collection of West Point scenes and five of the seven color plates which are used to mark book divisions, constit ute Mr. Riley ' s contribution to this Howitzer. He has aided us in many ways; his sincere criticism and anxiously sought praise have been as valuable as these visible efforts of his skill and ability are beautiful. M.. f :jiC:A The South a arracks ' -—■ REMODELED IN 1850 AND ENLARGED IN ' . 1911 ■-. EIGHT OF THE TWELVE CADET COMPANIES LIVE HERE The South ' Barraclis " — in I 840 BEFORE THE SOUTH WING XNTD THE SOUTH GUARD HOUSE WERE ADDED f- The ISlprth barracks ' --. ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE MORE MODERN ARCHITECTURAL TREATMENT. BEAUTIFUL STONE GROTESQUES AND MEDALLIONS DECORATE THE OUTER WALLS. THIS IS THE HOME OF THE THIRD BATTALION Tivfessor ' s Homes •—. and an OLD FASHIONED DAY SCHOOL STOOD HERE ON THE SITE OF THE PRESENT NORTH BARRACKS The Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity ' — A REPLICA OF AN ANCIENT ENGLISH CHURCH ERECTED CENTURIES AGO BY THE FATHERS OF THE CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY The Old Cat hoik Chapel ' — ■. SERVICES WERE HELD HERE ON SUNDAYS ONLY BY VISITING PRIESTS FROM NEIGHBORING TOWNS Il The Ccuht Chapel—. PROBABLY THE MOST IMPRESSIVE STRUCTURE ON THE POST. ITS CARILLON CHIMES MELODIOUSLY RING OUT THE SONOROUS NOTES OF " the corps " AND " alma mater " each SUNDAY The Old Gidet Chapd-. PICTURED here ON THE PRES- ENT SITE OF THE ACADEMIC BUILDING. IT NOW STANDS IN THE CADET CEMETERY AND SERVES AS A MEMORIAL CHAPEL -r ' s. The 7 ieiv gymnasium ' —■ ONE OF THE NEW BUILDINGS ERECTED DURING THE CONSTRUCTION PERIOD PRIOR TO THE WORLD WAR. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT FOSTERED THE INCREASE OF ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES AT WEST POINT AND ENTHUSIASTI- CALLY ADVANCED THE PLANS FOR THIS BUILDING , V ifln , X.1,-. ' i%V . -asi.- ? T jc Old Cadet Qymnasiiim ' ■—. RAZED IN 19x4 TO BE SUCCEEDED BY THE NEW CADET MESS feu flhu I ! The Library ' - MAJOR ROBERT DELAFIELD DESIGNED AND BUILT THIS STRUCTURE IN 1841. RARE PORTRAITS OF FORMER SUPERINTEND- ENTS AND THE ONLY AUTHENTIC COLLECTION OF THE RECORDS OF THE MILITARY ACADEMY FORM PART OF THE LIBRARY TREASURE The Library— .w 1841 when THE central tower WAS crowned with an immense dome which housed one of the finest astronomical telescopes of that day The TSIjiv Cadet Hospital ' —-. A NEW BUILDING RAPIDLY GAINING PROMINENCE AS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL POST BUILDINGS The Old Cadet Hospital -. IN 1875 DAILY VISITS WERE MADE HERE BY THE LAME AND THE LAZY ;v The ISlfw Cadet THE MOST RECENT STRUCTURE ON THE POST •- - 19 -7 " -• SPACE IS PROVIDED HERE FOR A CADET STORE AND A DRAWING ACADEMY be Old JMess H.? --.BUILT in 1850 and named " grant hall " in 1870 V -X Siipeyinteudent ' s Qiiarters ' —■ . FACING THE PARADE GROUNDS ' —v THE HOUSE IS A WELL PRESERVED EXAMPLE OF THE EARLY AMERICAN RED MCK STRUCTURE 3eJore The World War- AND BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR THE superintendent ' s HOME WAS UNRIVALED FOR PER- MANENT CHARM Fort Clinton ' —- THE SITE OF THE SUMMER ENCAMPMENT OF THE CORPS OF CADETS ■iAn Old Cciii p Clinton Seme ■— -. " YESTERDAY, TODAY AND " Cidliim CMemorial Hall--. THE GIFT OF BREVET MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE W. CULLUM CLASS OF 1833. THE CADET HOPS ARE GIVEN HERE WEEKLY AND THE CULLUM BALCONY OVER THE RIVER CLIFFS IS AS POPULAR AS FLIRTATION WALK ' " ; hit l r The Hops ' -— .IN 1850 WERE GIVEN AT COZZEn ' s, THEN A BUILDING ON THE RESERVA- TION, NOW A SEMINARY IN HIGHLAND FALLS " TLh ' Old West Tonit Hotel — . ERECTED IN 1819. THE FAMOUS OLD HOTEL ENDS A CAREER OF 98 JUNE WEEKS WITH THE CLASS OF ' xy The Thayer Hotel ■-. ■RECTED IN 19x6 A STRIKING EXAMPLE OF THE RAPID GROWTH OF THE MILITARY ACADEMY Hi ' nrannlfflBHHHSB m 1 t liii 1 Tbe TSlprth ( uard House ' - THE OFFICES OF THE DIALECTIC SOCIETY AND OFTHE HOWITZER ARE NOW LOCATED IN THIS BUILDING Administration II u ' . . 11 2 " ' ' ' H COLONEL SYLVANUS THAYER Father of the Military Academy The Academic Board Brigadier General Merch B. Stewart Superintendent Lieut. Col. Campbell B. Hodges Comiimndant Col. Wirt Robinson Dipt, of Chemistry and Electricity Col. Lucius H. Holt Dept. of History, Dipt, of Economics and Gov Col. Roger G. Alexander Dept. of Drawing Lieut. Col. William E. Morrison Dept. of Modern Languages Major Earl McFarland Dept. of Ordnance and Gunnery Lieut. Col. Clayton E. Whe. t Dept. of English Col. Lucius H. Holt Dean Col. Percy M. Ashdurn Dept. of Military Hygiene Col. Clieton C. C.vrter Dept. of Natural and Experimental Philosophy Lieut. Col. William A. Mitchell Dept. of Civil and Military Engineering Major Edvvi.v C. McNeil Dept. of Law M. jor S. Whipple Adjutant U. S. M. A. ' 4„ ' .. , -r- 4 r Lt. Col. O. G. Collins, Fiscal Officer; Major Brunzell, Triasurerj Col. E. J. Timberlake, Qitartfrmastrr; Major F. W. BoscHEN, Finance Officer; M.tjoR E. MacFarland, Curator Ordnance Museum; Major J. H. Laubach, Asst. Quarter- master; Major Brooks, Asst. Quartermaster; Lt. Wright, Asst. to Quartermaster; Lt. W. R. Fleming, Publicity and In- telligence Officer: Capt. A. M. Joiner, Provost Marshal. Brig. Genl. M. B. Stewart Suprintemient Major S. Whipple Capt. G. S. Andrew Adjutant Asst. to Adjutant II Major Herbert L. Taylor, Major Edward L. Kelly, Major William A. McCulloch, Major Carroll A. Bagby, Major William H. JoEes, Jr., Major George E. Stratemeyer, Major Cuthbert P. Stearns, Major William H. DoDDS, Jr., Major Arthur W. Holderness, Major Horace F. Spurgin, M.ajor Philip B. Fleming, Major Alfred E. Larabee, Major Homer M. Groninger. M. jor David E. Cain, M.,jor Raymond G. Moses, Major James K. Cockrell. Tactical Department Lt Frederic B. Butler Lt Harry C. Mewshaw Lt. Williston B. Palme Lt. Clovis E. Eyers Chilian hutructo Thomas Jenkins Fra NCIS DOHS W. ,u.AM J. Cacanaugh Warram Officers Em l Oetmann JOH N W. DiMOND . Iame M. Crane Mau ICE L. Miller Abra M V. RiNEARSON, J Robe rt K. Whitson James N. Caperton O. Green, Jr. loHN M. Devine Fran -isJ.Heraty Laur ENCE B. KeISER Clare H. Armstrong John T. Cole Char les H. Gerhardt L.wr ENCE McC. Jones Lieut. Col. William A. Mitchell Professor Engineiering ,N MARCH i6th, 1901, Congress empowered the President to org.mize and establish a Corps of Eng- ineers, and enacted " that the said corps when so organized shall be stationed at West Point and shall constitute a military academy. " Thus, West Point was started as an Academy for instruction of eng- ineers, — mathematics and engineering being the two subjects taught from the beginning of the Academy in i8oi. For the next ten years, engineering was taught by lectures and by field exercises, the lectures being delivered by the Superintendent until 1808 and thereafter by a teacher of French. The only text book was a 50-page pamphlet translated from the French by Colonel Williams, the first Superintendent. The professorship of engineering was established by the act of April 19th, 1811, which created the professor- ships of mathematics, engineering, and natural philosophy. In accordance with this act. Captain Alden Part- ridge (Class of 1806) CoVps of Engineers, was appointed Professor of Engineering in September, 1813, and remained professor until October, 1816. During much of this time, and later, he was also Superintendent of the Academy. Professor Crozet, a graduate of the Polytechnic school in France, succeeded Professor Partridge; and thereafter the instruction in the Department of Engineering progressed rapidly. The act of Congress created a professor of the " art of engineering in all its branches, " thus requiring instruc- tion in civil as well as military engineering. As a result, West Point was the outstanding engineering school in the United States for the next half century being in fact the first and only real engineering school until the year 182.4. Engineering had not become specialized as at present, and the West Point engineering instruction may be considered the best in the world during that time. Professor Mahan (1830-1871) wrote a complete set of mili- tary and civil engineering books, and these books were generally accepted throughout the United States as standard texts on the above subjects. During this period. West Point graduates explored the west (McClellan, 1846, Hood, 1855, Wheeler, 1866); constructed public buildings (Capitol at Washington); built the first national highway (Cumberland to St. Louis); surveyed and constructed the Baltimore Ohio, Hudson River, and Russian Railways; deepened rivers and harbors; and constructed our seacoast fortifications. I Lieutenant Colonel William A. Mitchell Professor Major John R. D. Matheson Assistant Professor Instructors Lt. Keryn ap Rice l.r. Lucius DuB. Clay 1 r, Robert H. Elliott 1 I Howard L. Peckham I- 1- Oscar A. Axelson I - 1 . Orville E. Walsh ( HARLES W. Stewart Jr. Lieut. Col. Clayton E. Wheat Professor English THE most striking fact about the history of the Department of English is that no department of that name existed until 1916. No other department has had such a long and stormy voyage to gain recognition as has the Department of English. Although the United States Military Academy was founded in 1S02., its curriculum did not include English until 182.V In thatvear the Department of Ethicks and Belles Lettres appeared. Thus as " Belles Lettres " English had Its humble beginning. From that beginning, English was taught successively in the Departments of Rhetoric, Moral and Physical Science, Geogra ' phy, History and Ethics, " Ethics and English Studies, Geography, History and Ethics, French and English Studies, Modern Languages, English and History, and finally, English (192.6). The classes taking the course and the number of hours assigned to the subject show quite as bewildering a variety as the name ' s of the departments under which English was taught. Originally, only the iiist class re- ceived instruction in English. In 1844 English became one of the studies of the third class. In 1846 the fourth, third, and hrst classes all received instruction in English. As a result of frequent recommendations by the Board of ' isitors, English regained its position in the curriculum in 1S78 when the study of English became a part of the course for fourth classmen. In 1S96 the course covered only 84 recitations during half the school year, but by 1916 English had grown to a two year course with an allotment of 188 recitations. Until 1879 the Chaplain of the Military Academy was in charge of the instruction in English. From 1815 until 1879 Chaplains Mcllvaine, Warner, Adams, Marks, Sproule, French and Forsyth assumed the preserva- tion of literary as well as spiritual culture at West Point. In 1879, when the instruction of English was con- solidated with that of French, George L. Andrews, the Professor of French, took charge of the English course. During the tenure of office of his successor. Col. E. E. Wood, Lt. Col. O ' Hern and Mr. Adams in turn were the nominal heads of the provisional department of English and History. When Congress authorized the Depart- ment of English and History in 1910, Col. L. H. Holt took charge md began to stress English. Under his guid- ance English grew in importance rapidly. In 19L1 Ma|or Chilton became acting head of the provisional De- partment of English. In 19x6, when Congress authorized the new Department of English, Lt. Col. Clayton E. Wheat, Chaplain of the Military Academy, became the first Professor. A chaplain of the Military Academy brought English into the curriculum, another chaplain brought it to age. Lieutenant CoLONnL Clayton E. Wheat Professor Assistant Professors Major I ander W. Chilton Major t LARENCE C. Benson Instructors Lt. Bonner F. Fellers Lt. William L. Barriger Lt. Julian M. McMillan Lt. Edward A. Dolph Lt. Harris F. Scherer l r. Thomas B. Hedekin Li Hugh F. T. Hoffman Lt. Edwin B. Fitzpatrick Lt. Hammond McD. Monroe Lt. Robert G. Gard " " J Lt. William H. Wenstrom Lt. Logan O. Shutt Lt. Philip M. Whitney Lt. Fred L. Hamilton Major H. E. McFarland Professor Ordnance and Qunnery I HE pike of Alexander the Great, the sling of Hannibal, the sword of Caesar; centuries later, the arquebus of Gustavus Adolphus, the flint-lock of Frederick the Great, the six-pounder smooth-bore of Napoleon — these, dear friends, were the stepping stones that led to the establishment of your own beloved Depart- ment of Ordnance and the Science of Gunnery. In the original Military Academy, the Department of Tactics assumed the burden of teaching ordnance as well as many other things. But by 1857 the development of ord- nance in the army was making such vast strides that the War Department concluded that ordnance deserved separate treatment. So a new Department was created; the august Academic Board placed another chair at its table and received into its midst a new member. The Tactical Department retained practical artillery work and the Department of Ordnance and Gunnery took up its " Forward, March ' " in design and theory; and through all the years and through all the changes in equipment, design and manufacture, officers of the Ordnance Department of the Army have devoted themselves to seeing that the graduated cadet has been grounded in the basic theory of the ordnance construction of his time. What Ordnance subjects were studied by this 1857 cadet, with his white rolling collar? Gunpowder, pro- jectiles, pyrotechnics, cannon, rifle-musket, the projectile in vacuo, the resistance of the air. All these subjects sound familiar to the cadet of today, but their meaning, their theory, their design, their manufacture, have undergone marvelous changes. The year 1857 said " En Avant! " Year in, year out. Ordnance sections marched to their recitation rooms. The study of manuals and material gave way to the study of materiel and its theory. Many improvements in Ordnance mechanism found their way into commercial articles. New textbooks had to be prepared, one after another, to keep the cadet abreast of the times. The theory of the Parrot gun has made way for the theorv of auto-frettage; the flint-lock has been supplanted by the Springfield Rifle and the Browning Machine Gun; the muzzle-loading cannon has been replaced by the French 75; the coast defenses have become literally machines of war involving multitudinous mechanical contrivances. The Department of Ordnance and Gunnery in its comparatively few years of existence, has seen many changes in the weapons of war. Continual effort has been made to incorporate promptly into the course of instruction all of these changes, those of theory and those of design. These years of effort have given to the army, graduates who have had a basic knowledge of ordnance work and an interest in its science. I r |OR Earl McFarland Professor Capt. Harold A. Nisley Assistant Professor Iintr n ' tors Capt.IRex V. Beasley Capt. William I. Wilson ( i ' T. John W. Coffey I I . Galen M. Taylor Col. Charles P. Echols Professor yiatlficmatics THE Military Academy was legally instituted by Act of Congress on March 16, i8oi. Captain Javed A. Mansfield, Corps of Engineers, was appointed acting professor of mathematics in May of that year, with Captain W. A. Barron, who had instructed the Engineer Corps previous to the founding of the Military Academy, receiving a similar appointment in July, 1802.. The instruction at this early date was divided into three parts; the elements of geometry, Algebra, and the use of surveying instruments. Captain Mansfield gave instruc- tion in Algebra, and Captain Barron in geometrical demonstration. Major Williams, the Supermtendent, in- structed in the use of instruments. Captain Barron continued as acting professor in the department until Febru- ary, 1S07, when he was succeeded by Ferdinand R. Hassler, who served in this capacity until December, 1809. Hassler resigned in 1810, leaving the department in charge of Captain Partridge. Under the Act of Congress approved April 2.5, 1811, reorganizing the Army, a professorship of mathematics was provided for. On April 15, 1813, Captain Partridge was appointed to the professorship which he held until September, being then transferred to the departincnr of ciiL, ' incering and succeeded by Andrew Ellicott, who was professor until his death in August, i8io. C,ip[.iiii i:)()u l,iss, ' Corps of Engineers, held the position until May, 1813. Charles Davis, Class ' of 1815, was prolcssoi liom 1S13 until May, 1837, and was succeeded by Albert E. Church, who was professor until March, 1878. E. W. Bass, Class of 1868, was the next Professor of Mathematics and was succeeded in 1898 by Wright P. Edgerton who h eld office until 1S9S, when Col. C. P. Echols, the present incum- bent, became head of the department. For the purpose of instruction and recitation in the mathematical department each class is divided into convenient sections of from ten to fifteen members each. Every member of each section is, if possible, required to recite daily on the advance or review lesson. Points not well understood are carefully explained by the in- structor or professor. Professor Bass in 1896 in presenting a critical review of the department relative to changes in methods of in- struction, said: " Sympathy for the weak and a desire to assist them naturally- impels a professor to give much of his time and instruction to pupils who are really doomed from the first to disappointment and failure. At least half of my instruction is devoted to pupils who do not graduate. If valuable, it seems as though the grad- uate should have the benefit of more of a professor ' s experience. " ARLES P. ECH ' jfes.wr Associcite Pi-ofi ' .f. oi:r I jorCiiaunceyL.Fenton 1 |OR GeorgeJ. Richards M AjOR Edwin A. Zundel [ustr afun Cait. Lincoln F. Daniels Capt. Henry J. Schroeder Capt. Hartley M. Harloe ( PT. Gerald A. Counts ( m ' i.GordonG.HeinerJr. I . I , Amos B. Shattuck, Jr. Lt. John H. Hinds Li. MiLO B. Barragan Lt. Don G. Shingler Lr. Orville W. Martin I r. Wyburn D. Brown I I Bertram F. Hayford I. r. Joseph ' . Phelps Instructors Lt. Francis H. 0 Lt. Harold F. Hand Lt. Roger M. Wicks Lt. George . Reiser Lt. Richard A. Ericson Lt. Ernest W. Gruhn Lt. John W. Middleton Lt. Charles E. Morrison Lt. Robert M. Montague Lt. Carl Robinson Lt. HarrisonH.D. Heiberg Lt. Edward J. McGaw Lt. Lathrop R. Bullene Lt. Laurence W. Bartlett Lt. W. Jervev Lt. K. W. Hisgen- Lieut. Col. Roger G. Alexander Professor Drawing THE first mention of drawing as an organic department of instruction is in the Appropriation Act of March 15, i8z6, where provisions were made for various expenditures on " articles required for the mathematical, drawing, chemical, and mineralogical departments. " An earlier Congressional Act, February iS, 1805, authorized the appointment of " our teacher of the French language and one teacher of drawing — " but the true departmental status was not granted until 1856. Francois Desire Masson was the first drawing teacher under the provisions of the Act of 1803 and was succeeded in 1808 by Mr. Christian E. Zoeller, a Swiss, who held office until January, 1819. Mr. Thom as Ginibrede and Mr. Charles Abert Leslie followed Mr. Zoeller and in August, 1S34, Mr. Robert W. Weir, an American artist who had already achieved distinction among the painters of the first half of the nineteenth century, became head of the Drawing Department. Mr. Weir ' s long and honorable career in this institution closed with his retirement on July 13, 1876, after forty-two years of continuous service. Charles William Lamed, Class of 1870 and acting assistant professor of the department in 1876, succeeded to the chair of Professor of Drawing upon Mr. Weir ' s retirement. Professor Lamed continued in his duties as head of the Department until his death in 1911. From 1911 until 1910 Col. Edwin L. Stewart was Professor of Drawing and was succeeded in office by Col. R. E. Alexander, the present incumbent. During the early period of the Academy the course in Drawing appears to have been of a very elementary characte r, confined to the use of instruments, such as they were, with a little topography and fortification drawing. Under the stimulating influence of the magnetic Col. Thayer the work took on new character and embraced a much wider field, covering both figure and landscape work in pencil and ink, crayon and color, and all forms of topographical drawing. Until 1817 the course was confined to the First Class. In that year the collateral course of the Second Class was established. The valuable work of the Academy Graduates who were charged with the task of supplying the myriads of maps used by our American Expeditionary Forces in the late war has brought merited praise to the Department of Drawing. The increasing need for accurate survey and topographical work in the Engineer and Air Corps presage a gradually widening field of practical and interesting study. Lieutenant Colonel lloGER G. Alexander Professor Major Ralph I. Sasse A sisttt !t Professor Instructors :i Elmer . Stansuury Lt. Lester D. Flory Lt. James K. Mitchell ;r. Lawrence E. Schick r. Charles C. Blanchari Lt. Bryan Evans Lt. John M. Bethel L r. William J. Crowe I T. Joseph S. Bradley Major Edwin C. McNeii Professor Law THE Department of Law had its origin in the Department of Geography, Historv and Ethics, which was created by the Act of Congress of April 14, 1818, providing for " one chaplain stationed at the Military Academy at West Point, who shall also be Professor of geography, history and ethics. " This was the fourth professorship created at the Academy, the other three being Philosophy, Mathematics, and Engineering, all created by the same act in i8ii. Reverend Thomas Picton was appointed Chaplain and Professor on July 13, 1S18, and the department may be said to date from his appointment. This department continued to exist under the chaplain until 1896. The Board of Visitors, in 1848, and again in 1859, recommended that a Depart- ment of Law be established, but it was not done until 1874 when Congress provided that " the Secretary of War may assign one of the judge advocates of the Army to be professor of law. " Since 1874, " e Department of Law has existed as a separate department. In 1896, after the death of Professor (Chaplain) Postlethwaite, the De- partment of Geography, History and Ethics was discontinued, — the Chaplain thereafter had no academic duties, and the subject of history was transferred to the Department of Law. In 1908, history was again separated and assigned to the new Department of English and History. Although theReguIationsfortheMilitary Academy of 1816, prescribed that " a course of ethics shall include natural and political law, " there is no record that instruction in any law subject was given before i8ii when Vattel ' s Law of Nations was adopted as a textbook in International Law. Constitutional Law was first taught about the same time. Rawle ' s View of the Constitution w.is srudicd b rhc Class of i8l6, and possibly by 182.7, but it was never officially adopted as a textbook. This hook i.iu ht th.it .1 St.ite had a legal right to secede from the Union, and this was the basis for the contention adxanccJ .ifter the Civil War that for over thirty years the government taught " secession " at West Point, and therefor was directly responsible for the fact that many Southern officersleft the Army to go with their States. It is quite certain that the book was not used longer than one or possibly two years, and was succeeded in 1818 by Kent ' s Commentaries which was used for both Inter- national and Constitutional Law. The first text used in Military Law was De Hart adopted in 1858. It contained so much of Criminal Law and Evidence as was considered necessary for courts martial practice, and these sub- jects continued to be taught as part of the Military Law course until quite recently. Elementary Law must have been taught to some extent from the beginning, although no textbook on the subject was used before 1897. All of the foregoing subjects have continued to be taught except International Law which was discontinued after the World War. Major Edwin C. McNeil Profasor ( MM. William C.McMahon Assistant Professor histn ctors C ' apt. Hubert D. Hoover Capt. John M. Weir Capt. James E. Morrisette Lt. Wynot R. Irish Lr. Ernest M. Brannon Col. Lucius H. Holt Prof. essor ami dDe. Economics •— Qovernment •— History NCE upon a time, long before ye Great Drought, a young man named English, scion of Modern Lang- uages, was duly joined in partnership with a young man named History, scion of Law. And ye senior partner was the voung man named English. And this partnership did continue with varying fortunes to ye partners, eke especially with varying for- tunes to their clientele, for more than a dozen years, e ' en from anno domini 1908 to anno domini 1911. Then in ye latter year, ye junior partner did begin to consort with other young men more allied to him by nature, namely one yclept Economics and another yclept Government. Whereupon ye firm of English and His- tory was amicably dissolved, ye young man named History uniting with his new friends in ye partnership of Economics, Government, and History. This new partnership did have difficulty in obtaining from ye authorities of State its certificate of incorpora- tion, albeit it did begin its existence under a local patent. Yet it was greatly troubled that it did fail to gain during these early years the official sanction for which it did so earnestly pray to ye governors of ye State in Congress assembled. Yet verily at last was Patience rewarded and Merit recognized, for ye governors of ye State in ye national Congress assembled did in anno domini 1916 have borne in upon them ye rights of the case, and did enact a bill giving legal life to ye partnership. Whereupon with gay hearts and high courage ye partnership of Economics, Government, and History did lay its wares open to its selected clientele. And ye partner. History, did cater to ye young men of Yearling County, laying before them the riches of knowledge of ye world of olden times, and ' eke of mediaeval and modern times as well. Ye young men of Yearling County did partake copiously thereof, and emerged gladder and wiser men. And in another stall, ye partner. Govern- ment, did lay before ye men of Firstclass " County ye knowledge of ye theory and ye principles of government among nations; and Ve men of Firstclass County did partake thereof and were wisened thereby. Eke in yet another stall, ve partner, Economics, did set out his wares of business and finance and did explain ye methods of keeping ye accounts, and ye men of ye Firstclass County, after having left ye partner. Government, did visit ye stall of Economics, and were well sated with what they had. Thus origined ye firm of Economics, Government, and History, and thus doth it continue in happy partnership and cordial relations with all men, especially hoping to cater in perpetuity to ye young gentlemen of Yearling and Firstclass Counties. ( c lONKL Lucius H. Holt Profrnor l |on RoBi K 1 M. Lyon (, ;; A.ujaun Professor Capt. H ERDERT C. HOLDRIDGE l.i s staiit Professor H storv Instructors r. Stuart R. Carswell u- DavidC. G. Schlenker u .RodertMacD. Graham ( PT. George L Cross 1 I . George S. Eyster 1,1 Clare W. Woodward 1 r. Royal A. Macule Lt. Charles Ennis 1 r. Paul W. Kendall L . W ' lLLLAM P. Withers .X:-» Col. Percy M. Ashburn Stirieon ilitary Hygiene lSIDE from the general requirement that Cadets observe the decencies of gentlemanly life, there was apparently no instruction of any kind in the subject of Hygiene prior to the year 1886. In that year Congress, incited by earnestly good people, passed a law requiring that anatomy, physiology and hygiene be taught and that the nature of alcoholic drinks and narcotics and special mstruction as to their effects upon the human system should be studied and taught as thoroughly and in the same manner as other required subjects. " It shall be the duty of the proper officers in control of the Academy to enforce the provisions of this paragraph, and any such officer who shall refuse or neglect to comply with the requirements of s.iiJ p.ir.i!.;i .iph, or shall neglect or fail to make proper provisions for the instruction required and in the manner spcxilicd Im i ins paragraph, for all Cadets under his jurisdiction, shall be removed from office and the vacancy hllcd .is m other cases. " Under the stimulus of this requirement the instruction was instituted, in charge of the professor of Chemistry. A text-book of the type used in grammar schools, emphasizing the harm of alcohol and narcotics, was adopted. The course was very lightly regarded by the Cadets. In 1905, the Department of Military Hygiene was established by order of the Secretary of War and Maior Charles M. Ganchv, Medical Corps, U. S. Army, then Surgeon of the Academy, was appointed Professor, From that time to the present the subject has had a better standing, but even yet it has not the allowance of either time or weight which its importance in education, military affairs, and human life justify and demand. Despite this fact. Cadets have recognized something of its real importance and of their future responsibilities as com- manders of men controlling, in a way practically unknown in civil life, the whole environment of other men, their food, their quarters, their health and their happiness. In consequence the attention to and work in the subject have been, at least recently, very good. It is believed that the subject deserves and should have four times the weight and the time at present allotted to it. The eighteen lecture periods are used for laying a foundation of elementary biology, anatomy, physiology and psychology, upon which to lav the text-book course in Militarx- Hvgiene. The fourteen recitation periods are utilized in section room work. The results from the course as a whole ha ' e been very satisfactory. OLOMlPivKCY M. AslllUJI! Profasnr Instructors ( ' .APT. Harold A. Nislkv Capt. Rex W. Beasley I PT. William I. Wilson (.APT. John W. CoriEY Lt. Galen M. Taylor Lieut. Col. William E. Morrison Professor Modem Languages THE department of modern lans uaijes has been in existence only a comparative!}- short time but its courses go back to the early days of the Military Academy. As early as 1S03, in fact, the second year of the Academy ' s existence, a law providing for the appointment of a teacher of French and teacher of drawing was enacted, and the following year the first incumbent of the position entered upon his duties. This was the beginning of the department of the French language. The department of the Spanish language came later, in 1854, ' " he two were combined to form the present department of modern languages in i88i. The first teacher of French was Francois Desire Masson, a native of France, appointed July 11, 1S05. He was followed by his brother, Florimond Masson, who served until his resignation in 1815 when he in turn was succeeded by another native Frenchman, Claudius Berard. After the appointment of Mr. Berard the department continued with only one instructor until 1818 when a second teacher was appointed. From that time forward for a number of years the permanent teaching stalF consisted of these two instructors, one designated as first teacher of French and the other as second teacher of French, the first teacher being also the head of the department. The only professor of Spanish the Military Academy has ever had was Professor Patrice Dejanon, appointed in 1856, two years after the department was created. With the exception of an absence tiom iS6 , to 186 he served continuously until his retirement in i88i. As the retirement of either the Professor of Sp.iiiish or the Professor of French had been fixed by an act of Congress of 1879 ' " " occasion for combining the two departments under the direction of the remaining professor, the office of professor of Spanish passed out of existence when Pro- fessor Dejanon vacated it. The department of modern languages created in 1882. was under the charge of General Andrews until his retirement from active service in 1891, when he was succeeded by Edward E. Wood, a captain in the Eighth Cavalry. Upon the hitter ' s retirement in 1910, Cornelis deW. Willcox, a major of Coast Artillery and for some time a member of the general staff of the army, was appointed professor. After serving fifteen years at the head of the department he in turn retired from active service in 1915, whereupon the duties of professor were taken up by the undersigned. 1 IMANT COLONI lAM E. MORRISC Professor CriARUisL. 15yi wa. n ' Professor Assistant Professors Capt. Charles R. Johnson, Jr. Capt. Wallace F. Saitord Instructors Capt. Manuel B. Navas Capt. Elmer H. Almquist Capt. John T. B. Bissell Capt. Loyd Van H. Dureee Lt. Alexander T. McCone Lt. Bryant E. Moore Lt. Leo Y . Warner Lt. Willlwi W. Webster Lt. Eric S. Molitor Ins tructors Lt. Joseph K. Baker Lt. Robert A. Schow Lt. PaulB. Malone,Jr. Lt. John Haleston Lt. Francis B. ' alentine Lt. John C. Hamilton Lt. Tho.mas H. Young Lt. Reginald W. Hubbell Ciiilii n Instructors Louis ' authier Bernard Debray Bienvenido Martin Col. Wirt Robinson Professor Chemistry INSTRUCTION in Chemistry was introduced at the Military Academy in iSio. In the Spring of that year, the Surgeon General wrote to Major Thayer, the Superintendent, proposing to appoint Dr. James Cutbush as a post surgeon, to station him at West Point, and to instruct him to deliver a course of lectures in chemistry to members of the First and Second Classes. This proposal was gratefully accepted. Dr. Cutbush was not a medical man but a practical chemist. He was born in 178S, had been in business in Philadelphia as a chemist and apothecary, had written a number of scientific papers, and had given a series of lectures on chemistr - and kindred subjects. In 1814 he had been appointed Assistant Apothecary General, U. S. Army. He delivered his first lecture on Oct. 5, 182.0, the two classes being formed as a squad and marched to the lecture room b ' the cadet adjutant. For the remainder of the academic year lectures were delivered daily. The following ear, the classes were separated, the Second Class having three lectures per week in chemistry proper; the First Class the same number in applied chemistry, including mineralogy. The study of Geology was introduced in 182.3. Dr. Cutbush died Dec. 10, 1813, and his duties were taken up by several temporary appointees, among them Assistant Surgeon John Torrev, afterwards Professor of Chemistry at Princeton, and Lieut. V. F. Hopkins of the Class of 18x5, who later became Professor of Nat ural and Experimental Philosophy at the Naval Academy. In 1835, Lieut. J. W. Bailey of the Class of 1831 was placed in charge of the Department and served for 2.2. years until his death in 1857. He was succeeded by Captain H. L. Kendrick of the Class of 1835, who had already served for 12. years as assistant in the Department, and who continued to serve for 13 years longer until his retirement in 1880. He was succeeded by Lieut, (afterwards Brigadier-General) S. E. Tillman, Corps of Eng- ineers, of the Class of 1869, who served ' for 31 years until his retirement in 1911. Prior to his appointment as Professor, he had served five years at the Academy as instructor and as assistant professor, and six years after his retirement he was recalled to active duty and for two years was Superintendent, an unexampled record of 38 years of devotion to the best interests of the Academy. Not being able to find text books which fitted the somewhat unusual requirements of the Academy, he prepared such in Heat, in Chemistry, and in Miner- alogy. He introduced laboratory work in Chemistry and in Electricity and he developed this work to the extent of the time available. Since 191 1, the most radical change in the Department has been the much-regretted dropping of Geology and Mineralogy, subjects crowded out of the cirruculum by the insistent demand for more time for the study of Electricity. ( OLONIil. W ' iRT RoDlNSON Prohsor Major pRiiDiiRicK W. Herman Assistant Professor Instructors ( Al.r.JoSIfPllW.G.STin.HEN Capt. Basil H. Pi;rry (m t. William O. Rli.:»lk Lt. Hi:nry p. Gantt Lt. Julius E. Slack Lt. Henry J. D. Meyer Lt. Elton F. Hammond Lr. William L Allen Li Re.x VanDenCorputJr Col. Clifton C. Carter Professor Philosophy I HE Department of Natural and Experimental Philosophy originated in the Act of Congress of April 19, i8ii, reorganizing the Military Academy. From the foundation of the Academy in 1801, until the estab- lishment of the Dept. of N. E. Philosophy, no regular course in Natural Philosophy was given. A few of the more advanced Cadets were taught Mechanics and Practical Astronomy from Enfield ' s Institutes of Natural Philosophy. The Act of 181L made provisions for one Professor and one Assistant Professor for this new Department. Enfield ' s Institutes of Natural Philosophy was the first text book regularly used for instruction purposes. It appears that during the first two years of the Department ' s existence, " the instruction was most elementary in character, not a few gradutaes leaving the Academy without having any instruction therein. The only apparatus in the Professor ' s possession to illustrate his subjects were a Field Transit and a Clock. " In 1818, a Treatise on Mechanics, by Dr. O. Gregory of the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, was taught to the First Section of the Class. Minor changes were made in the course between 1S71 and 1886 in which year Professor Michie ' s Elements of Analytical Mechanics and certain other of his publications were substituted for corresponding parts of Professor Bartlett ' s works. The course from this time until 1517, with continuous advancements and improvements, remained the same in general character. Professor Gordon ' s text on Mechan- ics, Sound and Light, were of the same high order as those previously used. During the WorldWar and for two years subsequent thereto, the length of the course in this Department varied from a few weeks to one-half year. During this period, no definite complete course could be formulated. Upon the re-establishment of the full four year course at the U. S. Military Academy, the course in the Department of N. E. Philosophy was established on a definite basis and expanded to include instruction in the following subjects: The Slide Rule, — practical instruction and continued use; Precision of Measurements and Graphical Methods; College Physics to include Elementary Mechanics, Wave Motion, Sound, and Light, only; Technical Mechanics; Hydraulics; Aerodynamics; and General Astronomy. Laboratory work was introduced in 1518 and has been continuously expanded since that date. CoLONl; L ClII TON C. CaRTER Profe. Major Walti-r K. Dunn Assistant Professor Instructors Major Robert G. Gpyer Lt. Paul L. Dhvi.itz Lt. Isaac H. Ritchie Lt. Joseph L. Langevin Lt. Edward H. Lastayo Lt. Lyman L. Lemnitzer Lt. Lvman L. Judge Lt. Arthur W. Glass Lt. Edward S. Gibson 1 - " The Nine Great Warriors OF THE World Joshua Hector of Troy David Alexander the Great Julius Caesar Charlemagne King Arthur Godfrey de Bouillon Judas Maccabeus THE choice of the subjects was sui gestcd to the architects by Caxton ' s preface to the first volume of Sir Thomas Malory ' s Morte d ' Arthur, from which the following quotation covering the choice of the figures is taken: " For it is notoyrly known through the universal world, that there be nine worthy and the best that ever were, that is to wit, three Paynims, three Jews, and three Christian men. As for the Paynims, they were tofore the Incarnation of Christ, which were named, the first Hector of Troy, of whom the history is comen both in ballad and in prose, the second Alexander the Great, and the third Julius Caesar, Emperor of Rome, of whom the histories be well known and had. And as for the three Jews, which also were to-fore the Incarna- tion of our Lord, of whom the first was Duke Joshua which brought the children of Israel into the land of be- hest, the second David king of Jerusalem, and the third Judas Machabeus, of these three the Bible rehearseth all their noble histories and acts. And since the said In- carnation have been three noble Christian men, stalled and admitted through the universal world into the number of the nine best and worthv. Of whom was first the noble Arthur. The second was Charlemain, or Charles the Great, of whom the his- tory is had in many places, both in French and in Eng- lish. And the third and last was Godfrey of Boloine. " I BOOK- Corps Of catnzai ON fU-nr 1, I , V ■-! r- IVHeRe THtY OF THe CO%PS HAVt T OD The Regimental Staff G. E. Martin Ciukf Cciptiiiii and Kegimentitl Comuhnhhr M.S. Johnson Cadet Capta i! and Regimental Adj H. G. DouGL. s Cadet Captain and Regmental Supply Offic A. M. Miller Cadet Regimental Sergeant Majo G. T. Derby Cadet Reg mental Supply Sergeant THE FFJiST ATTALWTSi STAFF O. A. Kyster F. E. Howard F. S. Gardner Battalion Adjutant Battalion CommaiiM Battalion Sgt. Major Captain C. H. A.o •--. 1917 ' FIRST came into prominence in plebe camp when as the first man in the chiss (alphabetically speaking) he drove a section every time there was a section to be driven. As a result of his early show of efficiency, he blossomed out the following summer as a regular, acting-corporal with all kinds of brilliant prospects. But ahis for his hopes! He was led astray one night out at Lake Mahopac by one Jimmy Green and never recovered his former prestige. However, Army is a hard, conscientious worker and little disappointments don ' t bother him; witness his work on Cullum Hall and then on the hockey team. Like most other mere mortals he is fond of hops, and it is even said that he believes, everything that any femme may tell him. In one respect C is a Max; he will always take a hint. For once, upon finding a gentle, tactfully worded remark on his Spanish notebook to the effect that his composition would look better written in ink, he very obligingly rewrote it and turned it in. Imi i FirmClassmi Brown. C. B. (. OXNEK F. B. Farran FOOKS Gardni R, F. S HOLT .W ORTH HoRNlSh ER HOWARI ,, F. E KVSTER Nelson C. G. ScHMim , E. G ffiH ■■■■I v ' HUkhp I I HHMkH I MlHlkJ ir k ' J » ' it ' ' T " " " " " ilii ■■ i i B -JijSlClll P P i CO. A COMPANY seems to be the twentieth century version of the well-known Rubyiat that starts with " Wake, for the sun which chases into flight . . . . " for it is the company that leads the Corps wher- -ever it goes. It is that important part of the Long Gray Line which makes the first impression that evervone knows to be a lasting one. Needless to say that impression is a good one, even in the eves of the very particular Tactical Department, for the A company guidon carries the streamers which mark it as the best drilled company in the Corps of Cadets for 192.6. The merit of the company does not stop with its military efficiency. The athletic roster of the company is one that no one cares to overlook, for to omit the names of A company members of the Corps Squads is to leave a most incomplete list. Who can name any department of the Great Football team of 1916 without including therein an A company man? This account, would space permit, should include a similar recital for Basketball, Baseball, Track, Lacrosse, and the entire list of minor sports. It seems back in the fall of ' z6 a certain first classman of our illustrious company took in a Thursday night movie. During the progress of the evening he favored the audience with a rendition of " The Wreck of the old 97 " on his harmonica. To add to the colorful atmosphere he carried with him a bouquet which he picked from the Supe ' s garden while on the way to the Gym. Truly, there is nowhere in the Corps a friendlier group of individuals than in A company. The members of A company, although they are filled with A company spirit never allow it to interfere with their loyalty to the dominating spirit of West Point. Second Class Fourth Cl. ss . llen, F. G. Lane, S. H. Blackwell LoWRY . mmerman Mitchell, H. V. Banta LOCKETT Briggs, K. M. Luckett Bog art Morgan BlLLINGSLEY McGuiRE CONGDON, N. A. Muse Brunzell Neil, D. R. Breckinridge Maxwell CoNLEY, E. T. Roth, M. S. East Peterson, C. L. Brentnall Peery, p. D. Conner, G. T. Spr. gue Fe. gin POSPISIL Cole, G. M. PiNKERTON CUNO Steadman Richardson, J. L. COVERDALE Reynolds, S. C. DE RiEMER Van BiKBER Gordon Strode D..LY,J. B. SCUDDER Graul Vestal Heath TOBIN De Lanv Seeman Greeley Vincent Hill, G. E. Uhlman Enger Sturies HORRIDGE Weber, F. R. Kenny Wehle HiNRICHS Tom LIN HUBARD Wilson, W. K ' . King, L. Williams, G. E. Ivy Vincent, L. A. Johnson, R. C. Knight Lasher Winn Woods, R. N. KUNZIG Wooten ' us tf ' r it - - , - A MkAxilLu l l i lllllllixlI ' IlllllllllTll I Captain M. L. Mi ■— -. 1916 " — , ' ' HATE ' ER our individual opinion of Maurice may be, we all concur in the statement that he is as ambi- tious a man as ever entered the Academy. Coming here directly from several years at a " tin " school, he did not, as might have been expected, assume that he knew more about things military than his fellow Beasts, but straightway began to take full advantage of the means here offered to perfect himself in his chosen profession. To such good ends did he strive that he was early honored by the T.D. with the customary reward of the spoony and hard-working plebe, and continued in the high regard of the powers until the end of First Class Camp, at which time he joined Possum Simkin ' s millionaire squad. No reason was officially given for his removal from office, and many have assigned it to his unwillingness to handle the quill. However, we suspect that in some manner the Com got wind of some of the daring exploits " Mil " has pulled off, and slipped him a gentle hint to cease trying to demoralize the orderly conduct of the corps. HOEFFER HOPPES HUGGINS Kalakuka KURSTEDT MORIN, N ■I Peirce, G F Roth, A. Trapnell West, J. M. White, R. C. Wrean,J. T. SS THE average cadet in B company wears one and one-half service stripes, lives on the second floor of the Fourth Division, and is almost a Corporal. He comes from a small tov -n in Indiana one hundred and thirty miles west of where the average girl lives. He is five feet, ten and seven sixteenths inches tall, and parts his hair three-quarters of an inch to the left of the center of his head, with a slight trace of a pompadour remaining. He wears an eight and six-sevenths size shoe, a fourteen and three-eights collar, and gray socks with black feet. His religion is one part Bruce Barton, one part Dr. Frank Crane, one part Eddie Guest, and six parts Academic Standing. This average cadet enjovs reading the Delinquency Sheet — when his name is not upon it. If his name is on it, he feels a genuine svmpathy for himself. He believes implicitly in the cheer-leaders, male supremacy, and that Annapolis was an after-thought. He is glad that he came to West Point for three reasons: He gets eight hours sleep and three meals a day, Army beat Yale, and primarily because his girl liked him in brass buttons. He considers resigning once a month, talks about it constantly, and wonders why the Army is going to hell the rest of the time. He spends four hours a week writing letters, three hours and sixty minutes of which are used to explain why he has not written more often, longer, and sooner. He spends five hours daily in recitations where he thinks he is wasting his time, and his instructor knows it. Thus — the epicure: the Marty Morin, " nonchalant " splendid in his indifference — refreshing in his sincerity and total lack of hypocrisy. Second Class Third Cl ss Fourth Class Barnes, V. B. MUNDV HOWLAND Craugh Olin Brown, H. Myers, S. L. Babb Joyes DOHS Pack. rd, H. B. Browning, S. R. Sirmyer Bry. n, J. K. Keeler Dl-nn, T. W. Pelissier Cralle Smyser Carpenter Lincoln Godwin, H. L. Pitcher Ellsworth Spivey Coolidge Lynch, G. E. Goodrich Staley DWYRE, D. G. McKee, W. F. HowzE, H. H. Ports Hefley Stritzinger ELI..S Merrill, F. D. Jeffrey S. WIN ISRAEL Trent Frame Meyer, R. G. H. Johnson, M. C. SiSSON Kissner W..TK.NS, G Md. Greene, V. C. Parient McNair WlLLI. MS, J. o. Hamm. ck Stevenson, W. F. Lermond Truly M.atthews, C. M. H. YDEN, J. C. Stone. J. N. Levy Tyler Hempstead Stribling Maxwell, W. R. Ulsaker HORTON, J. C. Taylor, T. F. Moore, H. R. Vaughn ixl UAIX LLLLLLLLblilL LLLLLLLLLLLLL Major R. G. MobLb •-. 1916 " El " ARK, the herald angels sing! " You can count the overtones in his voice, and his brain is quite as clear. He is a model of steadied serenity and screened activity; a max in most things, spoonoid of ability, an engi- neer of the first water, friendly and affable, with a sunny evenness of temper. He can write " Efficiency " in his middle name without offending anyone. He ' s the originator of the " who is she? " sneeze, and prominent in Hundredth Night shows as hero and hard guy. We busily tried to rake up some skeleton in his past history, but no use. His long business head has served the class most ably as a body, and individually he has always been right there to save some needy goat who was fighting a losing fight. Mose has high ideals and an amazing control of his powers. The qualities that have won him fame here will do the same in the service and establish him as one of the high and mighty dignitaries of the " Grande Armee. ' ' As we leave you, Mose, you may be sure that no one has more of the good wishes of his class than you. J F. Hl-tcmson, C. Leppino Lewis. M. K. McNlTT Miller, D. PI c ' O man ever stands so tall or so straight as when he stoops to greet a new runt member to the ranks of the epicures. This is a paradox of course and yet it is the C Company accepted idea of the way to do, to act, and in general — to be nonchalant. We don ' t believe that there ' ll be a Congressional investigation or that the T. D. will solemnly " prefer charges " if we run our usual hues to all formations or calmly wander into the lecture room. Our indifference to the probability of such calamines has been justitied during what has proven to be an altogether easv going, take it or leave it, four years. " Reamed, steamed and cleaned " signifies our belief of the " purpose of visit " requirement on a week-end leave blank. Occasionally some tired member does compromise and state his wishes briefly — thus — " Rest " — and there you are. Bells ring, horns blow, rumors fly merrily from sink to Supe ' s office, efficiency reports are hoarded and wept over, men march with firm step and outthrust jaw with the " you can do it, you gotta do it " attitude and all is confusion. Weaving serenely through this purple maze a C Company group drifts by with the weary step of those who go to be exposed to a lecture on " the hidden meaning back of Gen ' l Whifflesquirt ' s flank attack on Scipio ' s left leg, " or " Why I am confident that 51.3% of the Corps are ' irgins. " Truly the deeper aspects of the " Military " have been completely lost to C Company. But we carry on — a bit wearily, but with the thought of June and the leave ahead of us as some reason for graduation at least. We have only one regret to know when we shyly slide into the mess tent and say coyly, " Sergeant, are those pies as good as they look? " and that is — we are not quite convinced — that we ' ve taught the whole Corps the accepted idea of the way to do, to act, or in general to be nonchalant. Second Class Third Cl. ss Fourth Cl. ' Vss Caldwell, W G. Howard, C. F. Angluin Hays, G. R. Anderson, H. C. Howell CUMMIKGS King, C. B. Barber Heavenridg Blaine Miller, D. B Dau Knudsen Breene Hughes Brooks, H. E. Nealon Davis, L. C. Landon Calloway KiRKPATRICK E. E. Clarke. C. H. Norstad DiCKEV Meacham Chard Krauthoff Crabb P.«RICK FlKLAV Moore, W. T. CONROY McDonald Diddlebock Smith, A. D. Frederick Olds Crary Mays Dudley Stokes Fuller, L. A POHL Dent Murphy, W. E. Folk Stone, A. G. Gilchrist Samford DoDSON Person, J. L. Gunderson Stoughton GUDE Somerville G.AVIN.J. Gilbert Renshaw Schorr Haas Hardish Taber TWYMAN Goldberg Silver Harris, W. H. Watson. A. Griffin, T. N. Smith, F. H. Hamlin Treat ,J.G. ■s iUkS4w LL LL L L iml L i- L L L L L ll L L 1 L L Captain C. S. Mulu •■y IRLS mav come and girls may go, but I go on forever. " And he says: " I ' m not fickle, either. One man can (I TTlove more than one woman at the same time, can ' t he? Anybody knows that. I can ' t help it if I fascinate ' em, can I? " Bless his sweet heart!— For he is just that sort of a boy and man besides. The women simply adore him— but he is a man ' s man for all that, combining a rare disposition with a character of steely quality. To blossom forth as a first string end after three years a hardworking scrub is proof of the depth of purpose in those bluest of eyes. So here ' s to Love Muliins, a wonderful friend, a wonderful lover— and with all he is still very democratic. ■ ■BB 1 First Classmix Axil. BiiNin-R. G. E. m-TLFK. L. FlNMllN- GlNlM.R Hackman Mines HOLMER Hi.ppi:k NKKtu, M, MATT.nws. W. S Shiluxk Stanton, R. G Sterling Whelciel WllITEHOUSE IN D company we do not have to point to our records in this or in that sport, we do not have to enumerate loudly and vociferously our gross aggregate of foundlings, our contributions to the unsung Corps Squads or our additions to the realms of the high ranking. We do not have to prate about our intellectual feats nor bawl raucously of our dumb and individual tricks. No sly innuendo is necessary to make any member of the Corps aware of D company. All this is not for us. We are conscious,— and keenly conscious, of our position in the Corps, whatever that is. To recall that for which we are distinguished is redundant; sciolists only mouth over their memories. Ours is a forward-looking attitude, onward and upward, bigger and better; our shoulders are at the wheel. And let us not forget that our aerated Tactical Officer, Captain Mullins, is, in a large measure, responsible; we could not have attempted it without his assistance. It has been, if I may be permitted to say so, a work of Love. What can one say in such a small compass? No job has been too insignificant for us to deadbeat. Our pre- medical students have studied the sick book for four long years. The only time we ever had anyone in a first section was when two squads rode the leading train out to Chicago. Let us add that an Engineer drove them, too. Look at the picture of the First Class. Look at the picture of the rest of the companv. Then compare it with the others. " To vou we throw the fiaming torch; be it yours to hold on high! " Second Class Fourth Class .■ dams Easton, R. L. Alves M. JORS Baker. D.H. Perrin . nderson, a. v. Everest Armagost Maulsbv Bradley Roth, S. ' Anderson, S. E. GiMMLER Brozey Miller, W. Bristol Beall Jack, W. MiCHELA Gallery Morrill Burnett, N. R. Beaumont Fagg Ofsthun Dakrah Sauer.J.S. Bock ODonnell Goodwin Phillips Dennis BR.CKM..N Ross, L. G. Griffiths, G. F. Rau Dice Butler, R. G. Shepherd, E. F. Heidland Simpson Fink, G. Throckmorton CURRIE, W. R. Walter Jones, S. W. Kraft Staples Grubbs Daley, E. K. Wilkinson Stubds Haugen Delmonico KuRZ, D. A. Thompson, C. A. HOLTZEN Long an Wentworth Jurney Wood, R. J. LoSEY Whiteley McClelland WiEGAND Odom Mackintosh Woodbury ; -%Nvv » . COLONEL SYLVAlSiUS THAYER FATHER OF THE MILITARY ACADEMY ™WM THE SECOND BATTALION STAFF J. M. KiLGORE G. H. Davidson F. S. Bonner Battalion Adjutant Battalion Commander Battalion Sgt. Major Captain J. O. Gre IMMY was the first of us to arrive in West Point; in fact, he got in at 6 A. M. so as to be sure to get a good room, and he has been Jimmv-on-the-spot ever since. A popuhir feUow that anyone can get along with, even a few bumps to the T.D. failed to affect his good nature. In athletics you ' ll always find him ready to do his share, although it certainly seems that fate is strong against him. For three successive vears Jimmy has held a place on the football team and shown promise of developing into a star " back, " but then, just when he was going best and the coveted " A " was almost within his grasp, some- thing would happen, and unfortunate Jimmy would be out of the game tor the season with injuries. But he never lost his sunny smile, and only those who know what an " A " means to a kayJet can realizejimmy ' s disappointment. 1HERE is a corner of our barracks where the walls fairly shine. That is where E company lives. Three years of labor and today our walls are the pride of the Corps. ' enerable finger marks, living in seclusion under ancient layers of pigment, have been unearthed and eradicated. Lye soap and grease from the elbows of first classmen will do the work and ' ' Jog ' ' has his own little way of getting it done. E company is called the indifferent company, but we ' ve lots of surprises for the ambitious when we come out of the dark and fight for our place in the sun. E companv once ranked one in marksmanship qualifications, even grabbed an " Inter- niurder " Championship once; but the grand shock came when we won second place in the competitive drill! Maybe we don ' t tread with the pomp and grandeur of the A company Titans or patter along with the snap and alacrity of the G company pygmies; but we can show the troops how to do real doughbov drill when the spirit moves us. E company is just where the runts begin. We ' re big enough for no adoring old lady to call us " the little bo - cadets, " and we can get both ends of our anatomy in a pup-tent. We haven ' t the childish ways of midgets or the big-hearted fatherliness of the flankers; we ' re just ordinary, easy going, good fellows. We don ' t scamper after fame like a true runt or demand it as a matter of course like a big important flanker; we just enjoy life and usually make good at the same time. Second Class IRD L.LASS Brown-, J. W. Browning, W. W. Forrest Goldsmith Green, J. L. GuERTLER Halterm. n Henry Howard, R. A. LoVEJOY McN.VMARA, A. T. Mebhan Ml MORAN, T.J Morrow Olive PJ- Ramey, R. M. Reber Smith, G. F. Wells, T. J. Wiesenauer Wilson, R. A Adcock Hammond, R. AVRE Hunter, C. N Bell, W. L. McKeague Brewster MiNNIECE Brown, P. H. OSTRAND Browne, R.J. Parks, H. C. Bryan, T. L. Pierce Bush Ranck Cone Rasmussen Cooper, A. B. Robey Fadness Smith, R. V. GUYER Stauffer J. vv. Fourth Class Ahearn Kilpatrick Castle Kimpton Clark, P. KUMPE Cook, B. S. Lancefield Curtis, J. O. MacFarland Dannemiller Stevens, E. S. Dellinger Sweeney DoDsoN, A. K. Thiede: Fuller, A. L. Urban Gibner Watson, R. J. Grisham Weber, M. A. Howard, C. E. N. Winters Kelley, S. P. llllllluullllallllllllllTl r Captain A. V. Rinearson, Jr. [916 ■— CHILDREN, all look at this picture. It portrays a bold, bad man, a veritable desperado, and a Missouri des- perado at that. For know ye that one fateful night, our hero, in company with two others of his ilk, did sally forth from the sacred Precincts of the Pampered, penetrating the wilds of city life as far as the ' illage of Highland Falls. That is to us the inexplicable part of it. Granted that life at West Point occasionally becomes monotonous. Granted that a trip in search of diversion often seems alluring. But why, of all places, pick out Highland Falls as an objective point? We give it up. All we know is that after the G. C. M., Riney walked more tours in three months than an ' one else ever walked in a year, and through it all his unfailing good humor never faltered. Not once did he complain, or seek sympathy, wherefore we learned to respect him more than ever. Riney is a man ' s man. He is that rarest of mortals, a true friend. He is one classmate upon whom we know we can call in the hour of need with perfect confidence that our calls will be answered. Here ' s lookin ' at yuh, Riney! We ' re for you. m ;fc-:-:. First Cla Daly, E. G, Hock. HOLL.. .1- P- McKi NNEY H. E McLaughl N, E. D Mill .R, A M. Rose Turn er, R G. Will AMS, . N. Zelle R IN the Army there ' s sobriety, promotion ' s very slow, " and the old song says nothing about wealth what- ever. Besides the solid comfortable wealth of dollars there is a wealth of memories a man may accumulate which can serve him well. We have laid the foundation for such a fortune these last four years within the barrack walls of F company. It is about the only kind of fortune we can look forward to, however, because we ' ve always bought so many uniforms we feel that we can comfortably supply twice the necessary number. " Throw this out and buy a new one, " we ' ve heard said about everything but our teeth. And teeth are about the only things we haven ' t been quilled for having dust on, but we don ' t mind that. Barring these negligible differences we get along splendidly with our " Tac. " He thinks we are the best company in the Corps and we think the powers that issue the ' " Tacs " couldn ' t have done better for us; so what more could one want? This year of 19x6 we stood the dope right on its head in Intramural Athletics. We really didn ' t think we were very good, but we were good enough, ranking first in Company standing and first in Football of the twelve brave crews who spread themselves all over the Polo Flats. We stopped I companv and managed to get past them three times, which, figured in round numbers, gave us twenty points. We expect the years to render dim these things now so clear to us, but we hope we will be spared some mem- ory of the laughs, the good times, the minor tragedies, even the gripes that have come our way while we have been valiant runts in F company. Second Class = T Third Class Fourth Class Beattie, R. B. Maerdian ACKLEN McCulla Alexander, D S. •Moffat BOATNER NL RKHAM Arnett McKeefe Hartlett Morrow, S. L. Falkner, F. H. Mathews, E. s. Bennett Miller, F, P Heals Pradisdh GiBBS M.«TESON, W 1 Blue Moseley, E [ Hoyd Pruitt Grinstead Mosc. telli BOWYER Napier Hrisach Redman H.4ST1NG O ' Brien Brooke, J. F. Sadler Carmichael Schl. tter Keller Raymond Sands " Cron, L. N. Shaffer Lawrence Shute Easley Serrell Eastburn Shahan Leahy Tally Francis Seward Haggerty Smith, H. L. McLennan Thayer, E. B Hayes, H. G. Hill,J. D. HoRNOR Jones, C. R. S.MOTHERS Steinbeck Strauss Heitman fc„,c. KOSCIELNIAK Sud.asna Swoford Timothy Weyrauch McCartney,, . F. Thompson, ' . W. Lewis, M. Yount, p. F. T?T? r K s -t-t- -; : MiLLENER t - , m Ll|_ALLLSlLLLLirLUrLl ' Captain F.J. Heratv • — .. 1917 ' — , IITTLE did we think when Mike came to the Point tliat we were adding to our roster a man of so many ac- , complishments. Can he make Fritz Kreisler look hke .1 tvro ? Can he emiihite Freddy Welsh in the left to the jaw with the quick getaway? Is he an adept at balancing the tea cup and trading gay repartee? " You bet yer, " as Tubby Confer says. The violin and the boxing gloves were Mike ' s bosom companions for four years, but it was not until First Class camp that he blossomed forth as a bonafide social lion a la Mullins, Redfield and Harrison. Herein Mike brought forth his predominant characteristic of going wholeheartedly into everything he tries. No halfway measure would do our Chicago Irishman. Anyone who knows Mike, realizes that he very sel- dom failed to answer the roll call when the tea was brewing or the hop was on. 76 First Cl.ASSM Crume Dunham Grover Hawkin , o ( . HUNTKR W. H Isaacson JOHNSON W. M, KlUVORt McGow NUMan 1. T K MooRi:. M. Mosts, M. Navlor Williams, L. R. Woon, H. S. THAT grain in the stock of your rifle should stand out like a violin ! You ' ll have to put a few more hours of work on it before tomorrow ' s inspection! " Will anyone in G company forget how we worked on our rifles before the Navv Game, and had Saturday Inspection on Wednesday? Why, even the guidon-bearer and the most indifferent First Class bucks shined their rifles; and some men wondered whv the sword bearers were not issued rifles just to get " the experience of the soldier. ' ' G company, true to custom, came out of Summer Camp with four captains, and lost a " should have been " who was turned back to the Class of ' 2.8. They were not file boners either, for they put most of their time on deficient Yearlings and members of Corps Squads. Yet in spite of all their coaching, we furnished five goats for the Goat-Engineer Game. They were hivey goats, too (strange as it may seem); remember the G company goat who fooled eleven Engineers on a play by shouting " Jerusalem. " In athletics G company is represented on practically every Corps Squad; in Minor Sports we are outstanding. The First and Third Classmen won the Baseball Championship of Summer Camp, Schull and Naylor brought home the Tennis Championship in Intra-mural, and we gave them a good fight for the other championships. As long as Mike (G company ' s " Pop " ) remains with us, we ' ll all be satisfied and hope to keep the morale at its present height. May the good humor of those who remain behind be kept up by the Second Classman who asked the Librarian where he could find " The Tales of Hoffman. " ? : Second Class Third Class Fourth Class .Alexander O ' Keefe Caraway Palmer Beasley Johnston, R. D. Brennan, T. J. Sawyer Carey Parr Boyle KiSER Coleman Tarpley CoUTLEE Perkins Cloud KOWALSKI Curran Thayer, A. DOUBLEDAY Poole CoRR LOTHROP DolDGE Titus FiTZGIBDONS ROBBINS CURCIO Mifflin Fleming Todd, W. E. Griffith, E. G. SoMMERS, C. DiCKINSO •0, W. D. Miller, ). A. Johnston, P. H. Totten Hail St.atham DONNELL an Nelson, H. E. M. McLemore West, R. Utimer Stephenson, J. O. Ganey Parker MacLaughl.n, P E. Will Lynde Strader Graham, W. T QUINN, H. W. Montgomery, H. E. Williams, G. R. Montgomery, H G. Thompson, P. S. Guthrie S " ' ' ' " .„ X, Oakes Yost Moody Underwood Herbert Taylor, W. N. Nave Walker, D. F. Humphrey TOWNES Noble Walker, J. S. Hurt, M H. Whipple Nyquist Wilson, W. C. 9 i.MxM M i i i Lll L L Liii|l 11-11.1 LI L L L L L L L L L Captain C. H. Gerhardt ' HEN little Charlie was in Shad ' s, trying to hive English Grammar, who would have thought that he would one dav rise to such heights? Did you ask what heights? Well, just take a glimpse at that list of accomplishments below, and don ' t show your ignorance of present-day history, for Charlie surely has been making historv for the last few years; and it ' s the kind of history that a kaydet will remember a long time. Four navy games in baseball and two in football, not to mention basketball and indoor and outdoor meets, is a record that anyone might well be proud of. Even the T.D. took notice of it, and seeing Chuck ' s success at everything he put his hand to, decided to entrust " their pampered pets " to his loving care. And Charlie forth- with added another to his string of achievements, and was made a Lieutenant as a reward. His list, however, is faulty in one respect— it fails to show his prowess as a spioonoid. This is just a sample of what furlough will do to a man who is perfectly sound and sane. 1 «|H H ' ' APPY are the people whose annals are brief, " is a statement that has withstood time. H company- has few heroes, but somehow it gets there. We seldom win a cup, but in the last three years we have never finished lower than third a ' t the end of an intramural season. And though we don ' t bother with stars, our " found " list is always among the shortest. Athletes, snakes, goats, engineers, all live happily in our secluded little nook. We are reasonably safe from the O.C. on the first of his dailv dozen, wherefore several gentlemen have appeared at reveille without trousers, while the 8}-. div. where vou can be out the tac " s view wuh H.I. unmarked, is enough to baffle the hardiest of night prowlers. If vou need anvthing, just trv us. ' e can qualify for anything from commander of Polish reception committee to royal escort; and of our throng one has even won a class cup in recent years. Other companies may boast of two captains, but we are never content with less than four. We don ' t use them all. The one we have is good enough; but they are always handy to have around. Within our chateau are housed the direct descendants of Benny Haven ' s thoroughbred boodle hounds, while even Grantland Rice concedes us four places on the " All American Red Comforter Squad. " " Live and let live " is our motto, but boy, when we start living don ' t get in our way! We tolerate no dignified acquiescence on the part of any flanker, and among ourselves ambitious cooperation runs rampant. Nowhere will one find a better natured (we claim the original " fun loving Rovers " ) set of fellows. Ask and it shall be given unto you! Lusk Reservoir may run dry, Kissing Rock may fall, but never will an H company man turn down a friend in need. Second Class B. KER, G. W. P. RHAM Boos Peddicori Douglas, G. A. Rich EhVYER, R. J. Simon- G. v.AK, p. A. GoODELL Steed ' He.m.,n Tate McCuTCHEN Thomas, McGarr Van Nat Ne. ry Wadman NouRsE, K. E. Watt .Anderson, R. L. Carns Chaffee Cook DoLAN Evans, G. R. Fellows Hill, R. L. K.«NES Kearney Kirn, W. T. Ladd Class Fourth Class LONGAKER Broom Lewis, C. Love Cooper, D. A. Miller, T. Lynch, F. H. CORDRAY MUTH MlLWlT Edgar Persse OHara ESEN VEIN " Peurifoy Pfannkuchen Fernstrom Piper Schannep Freeman, R. S. Riley, J. J. Shum.ate HUTTON Scott Sladen Kauffman Snyder Stevenson, H. W. KlLBORN Stuart Sutherland Klinke Talcott Theimer Langdon, W. H. Wilson, J. K. Vander Heide Lee Wing Wright JM£M 0%IAL PliESEN TED -BY LECOLE TOLYTECHNIQUE WP iJ i i t THE THIliP HATTALlOn. STAFF J. W. Green C. W. Land Battalion Adjutant BattaUaii Commaihia H. A. LUEBBERMANN Battalion Sgt. Major iiIIlIlMiii lllllllllll W. B. Palmer GENIUS! Spell it in large capitals. " Willie, " the Boy Artist had nothint; on our " Willie, " who can paint ' ■ word pictures bevond the wildest imaginings of his prototype in the comic section. Haircut and all the lads drove in straight from Shad ' s " Temple of Spec, " armed with that magic talisman, " the indefinites. " " What availeth spec when it comes to finding the H and V projections of the intersection of the small milk pitcher and growley jug with the stopper removed, " says " Willie " — so he changed his tactics and is still build- ing castles in the air. A three-inch chin recoil may cover a multitude of sins, but it checked Williston only tempo- rarily. As soon as the wrinkles smoothed out o f his neck our Demosthenes opened up with a line that turned Billy Sundav green with envv. At tea " Willie " makes the women look as if they were dead-heating the con- versational side of the brew battle. ;« I ixrage number of sports; it I COMPANY is an average company with average men, who take part i has a fair percentage of engineers, and a fairer percentage of goats. Because of our zeal, we have come through the year on top in one or two departments of cadet life. For two years we have held the basketball championship, for two years we have been an " almost " champion in football, losing the finals each time. We gave A company the biggest race for the famous ribbon on its ' guidon. We have with us the Class Monkeys of the Class of ' 18, " Bob " and " Pat. " But far superior to these items we have one thing which is different from and more original than any other of the Corps. This single item places us in a class by ourselves. Our Tac! He needs no explanation, everyone knows him, and besides he is his own explanation. May it be mentioned in passing that such has been the training in I company that it has offered in the past two years, two First Captains for duty in service of the Corps. Thus I have told you of the Corps ' average companv. There mav be companies to which we, of the 19th and 10th Divisions, would rather be assigned, but so far they have not been found. % ' : Second Class Third Class Fou RTH Class Bain Moras-, H. F. Bassett Mathews, ).J- Bl X ' . ' MMP Greco Briggs, J. E. Morton BORROWSKI Millett Hi KHV, E. Harding, M. L. Calyer MULKEY Brown, D. F. Moore, H HiiiiTH Heimerdinger EZEKIEL MURTHA Buchanan Nichols, K . D. Bh ,S1iT Heriot Farra Pearl Buck Partain I ...iKITHERS Kromer FlNNEGAN Saunders, LaV. G. Connallv, W. p. POINIER 1 n 1 ER Meguire, E. L. JOHNSTOK, K. SCHEPPS Cooper, R. C. Quill I LIFFORD OKeefe, R. J. Kelly, R. H. Smith, D. B. Draper Reillv ( R.aWFORD Porter, R. W. KOON Vickers DuBose Samuels Cron, R. E. Preston Lamont Wetherill Freeman Sundt Cunningham, ,J K. Rothschild Leeds Wilson, H. E. H ATT AN Sykes Davis, M. S. Shannon Mason, S. B. Lev ELL, J. M. Velasquez Deering Smith, W. W. Mc. nen ' y Wetzel Dodge, C. G. Taylor, D.R. McNerney.J. A. Williamson Eckert Thompson, W. S. J. ;-«;«ri „MMMM.. lslllllLllllll Captain L. S. Keiser T first they c.illed him Dutch, for P. D. he most certainly is. However, his graceful ease and blase manner soon earned him the title of Duchess, more fitting because he lacks the characteristic caution and the seri- ous nature of the average Pennsylvanian. In the old days, a trifling deficiency in studies never caused him worry, but now he demands and gets a minimum of two point zero. What cares he if his max is a 2..5? He IS syid to have dragged to a hop once when a Yearling. At any rate he never misses a feed hop, usually join- ing the main body of the " E " Co. bucket brigade in its periodical advances en masse on Cullum Hall. First Classmi ASNIP BURGHDIFF Cox Daly, M. F. Foster. F. C. Gl.ASC-.OW, V. j. Harros- Ltvixcs LlEnDERMANN, H. Melov M.NTER S HE VE Strickler, D. C. Towner TOWNSEND Trapolino Williams, C. E. Bi3 n s K CO, EX ' ERYTHING must change with the times and though it would probably rend the hearts of some of the " grand old men " a change for the better is always welcome. Working under this last hypothesis it has been said by knowing and known members of the Tactical Department that any change in K company would be for the better. When we sav change we do not necessarily imply that kind of change which a voung man would experience in entering the ministry. On the contrary, we have a hopeful expectation of carrying on the underlying spirit of K company — " to be damned glad you are in K company. " The next question is, have we this spirit or have we the means of getting it? The answer is, we have a start and there is nothing to prevent us from getting under way and finishing with the realization that we aren ' t the downtrodden of the Corps. But what do we work for? Again the answer is rather easy. K company was never one to turn out a first captain per minute. However, it would be hard to recall the year when K company ' s list of academic casualties out- numbered the other groups of unfortunates; once every light year a high ranking man bursts forth and the Corps proceeds to go to hell. K company is well represented in all activities; and there wasn ' t any doubt in the minds of those who know, what company they should come to for a man to entertain royalty. But in this age of specialization we do not hesitate to say that attempting to be at the top in ever thing is a hopeless task, the subjective value of which is nil. This, then, is what we work for — moderation, backed bv the thought that we are a part of the Corps and its traditions rest with us. Second Cl- iss A-. JOH Dayharsh Donald Halff Hart.man Haskell, F. Hathaway HOLLEV H. C. Lewis, E. T. Lindsey MiDDLEBROOKS Mills, J. S. Nad. l Nelson, R. T. Upham Thij Atmstrong Barnes, G. R. Brennan, I. V. |. Carr Chandler Clarke, L. Cruise DeKaye French Grier Hannigan H. yden, E. C. Herndon Class F( )LRTH Cl.-vss Lynch, C. A. . PPEl.MAN J.,NAIRO McNallr AUSMAN Kent Mace Blanchard Neal, N. a. Poorman BOSWORTH O ' Meara Peake Carlson Peterson, A. C. QUINN, D. W. Duehring Ratcliffe Redlack Ewbank RUESTOW Reynolds, J. G. Gibson Smith, R. T. C. Sasse Hampton Smith, S. Tench Harris, W w. Thompson, F. Thompson, M. R. Howze, C. N. Vanderdlue Viney WiMER Hurd, C. R. Walsh, J. O. " ' LLLl i|l.L|LLLLLLLLLLL ' I Major G. E. Stratemeyi ■--. 191 5 LD Peru has the honor of being George ' s podunk and " Jorge " is not a bit ashamed of boasting of her many attributes. Doesn ' t he look like a real genuine Peruvian ? But don ' t mistake the Peru. It isn ' t the South American Peru; it ' s a podunk lost somewhere in Indiana. However it should be somewhere in " der ' aterland " judging from " Strat ' s " loyal support of the Kaiser. " Ach, der Vaterland. " Just criticize the Germans and watch " Strat ' s " liberal ears begin to take notice. One of his many accomplishments is imitating the steam calliope. It brings one back to the days when the old circus was the event of the year. Strat ' s is as " good as a circus, " except — oh, yes — except when he hasn ' t had enough sleep. Ed Martin barely escaped death one day for saying " Good morning " to our genial George before breakfast. First Classmen COMPANY is essentially the same as all the other companies. We comprise one-twelfth of the Corps, we occupy two and a half divisions of barracks, and nine or ten tables in the mess hall, just as does every other company in the Corps. We join the rest in our endeavors to fool the Tactical Department, squeeze by the Academic Board, and, above all, we add our ninety odd voices to the universal chant of " Yea Grad- uation! " There are, however, a few individual things which are worthy of mention. Our position toward the end of the column is certainly not one to be envied. The Band is never under any circumstances audible to us. We must inarch along as best we can, looking over the heads of the less Brobdingnagian Second Battalion, and endeavoring to keep in step with the head of the column. However, we can console ourselves with the realiza- tion that we are the last to have to return to our Rock-bound Highland Home. In spite of the fact that we trail on the march, we somehow manage to furnish from our ranks leaders in other departments. Our men are always to be found in large numbers on Athletic Squads. In fact, we have often been unable to put a full Intramural team on the field. L company has also supplied the Corps this year with a Batt. Commander, three Companv Commanders, a Major Sports Captain, two Managers, and even the King of the Area Birds. From the day a Plebe is assigned to L company until the day he gets his sheepskin, he will insist and persist in the opinion that L company is now, and always will be, the best in the Corps. Second Class .Anderson, F. L. RiGGS, T, BiSSON Sams Butchers Earlh,J.J, Smith, R. FORENY Tarrant Fritzsche Handy Traub Houseman TUNNER Johns Wiley, N LuDLAM Wilson, t . L. R. K. N.J. R. C. LHIRD l LASS LaPp- ge Byrd Evans, J. B. Fink Geary, J. A. GiDDlNOS Greear Keirn, D. J. McArthur, p. I McCoy, J. W. McDermid Merrill, P. W. Nesbitt Nichols, J. A. Stephenson, S. Stevning SVENSSON Ward, R. W. Watkins, K. Fourth Class lli:.v, W. H. Kane IVarrow Lindquist, R Hkett McClintick MacLean Candler Murrell, J. Chalmers NiXDORFF Fitch Ohme Gions, G. W. Pauley GUENTHER Perry, W. A Haskell QUIGLEY Heiss Schimmelpfen Hutchinson, R C. Smith, P. W. Jones, S. E. Waldrop xl AifU ii. LLLLA LLLf.LLLLLLLL Captain R. K. Whitson •— ■ 19 6 ---. ge HY It took the T. D. three years to discover Dob Whitson is more than we can understand. That manly carriage and spoony appearance which Bob possesses has been the envy of us all. But Whit persevered; in other words he bided his time until the T. D., using regular drill regs, common sense, made him a ser- yea, a dashing white sergeant. Not only is Whit military, but he ' s a prince as well, a good file to know, a good friend to keep. His good old Southern drawl, his quiet unassuming manner, capture not only the men, but I might whisper, the femmes, too. Bob is some P.S.-cr, but nevertheless no fair maiden has yet been able to ensnare him, and for good reason. Bob believes in LIVING, and he believes that two cannot do it on a Second Lieut ' s pay. In the matter of athletics. Bob excels as a horseman and polo player — two requisites for a Cavalryman. Here ' s to you, Whit, luck and happiness in everything you undertake. L First Classmen I ST but not least M compiiny represents the combination of all the good points in the eleven other com- panies. In this cosmopolitan company, containing men from even as far away as K company, one may = find everything from a Batt Commander to the most indifferent of indifferent Yearlings. Where does M company not excel? In the field of sport, M coinpany can supply anything from an Ail-Ameri- can End to a championship Intramural Lacrosse team. When the football team is on a trip, M company ' s ranks are so depleted that it is necessary to break up a platoon. As for activities any M company man will tell you that the 30th Division should be renamed " The Pointer Office. " Two pairs of stars fell to our share and we sent no less than three men to battle valiantly for the glory of the Engineers against the Goats. Others may challenge our leadership in many things, but socially never. The First Class Club is ours, thanks to the vigilance of the " T. D. " Not every company enjoys its own pool table and radio. At Cullum vou will always find a couple of M company Hop Managers, and our Yearlings. On the football trips what but the steady march of M company at the rear of the column keeps the runts from straggling by the wayside and becoming lost in the wilds of New Haven, New York, or Chicago? If you want something done and can ' t do it, come over to M company. Someone will surely be able to do it for you. Second Class Th IRD Class Fourth Class BoLAND Mansfield Beaver Lynch, T. R. Atkinson Mandelbaum Born Reed Bullock, W C. McKenzie Berry, J. G. Mason, G. L. Breden- S.ANDERS, P. L. COSTELLO Pearson, H. E. Blackford Noble, J. B. Bunker SCHERMACHER Crandall RiNDLAUB Carlmark ODEN ELLER COL-NIHAN SlEVERS DiBB Seitz Croswell Perry, G. W. F Denniston, a B. Smith, W. D. Dunn Strayer Davis, M. F. Potts Flood Travis Fries Talbot Emery Rogers Harbold Warren, R. W. Ghormley THOMPfON, W.j. Fletcher Sampson HUDDLESTON Webb, A. N. GR..HAM, B. L. Trotter Garton Smith, A. M. Lane, T. A. Wilson, D. M. Hall ViCKREY Harris, A. E. Sutherland, R Ludlow Harkins HuGLIN w ' " n ' ' E ' ! ' ' H. G. Lewis, H. du LUNN McCoy, H. M. Sutton Weller Wright, A. M WASHINGTON MONUMENT m. BOOK- IV History of ' 27- " [He Under Cmsses iti y d I £ ' :}k,- ' «• • J ««F. i ws IL The Hist of the of 19 Class of 1927 Allen, G. McK. Davidson, G. H. Harrington Aloe Day, F. E. Harron ASENSIO Deichelmann H.WKINS, D. C. ASNIP Derby Hedekin AxuP Dickerson, a. H. Hewitt Doan, L. Lac. Hines Bailey, H. M. Doty Hocker Bauer Douglas, H. G. Hoeffer Bell, R. E. Dressler Holland, J. P. Bender, G. E. Dunham HOLMER Berrigan HOLST BlXEL E.ASTON, R. L. Holtzworth Bleakney Edwards, P. W. Hopper Bonner EwiNG Hoppes Brown, C. B. Farrand Hornisher Brown, F.J. Flock Howard, F. E BURDGE FOOKS Huggins Burgess, W. M. Fost er, F. C. Hunter, R. E. BURGHDUFF Hunter, W. H Butler, L. Ganahl Hutchison, C. Campbell. D. Gardner, F. S. Isaacson Carlock Garl.and Johnson, M. S. Johnson, W. M Jordan Chamberlain, E. W. GiLBRETH, J. H. Cobb GiNDER Collins, J. F. Glasgow, W. J. CoNr.ON, R. Glavin Kalakuka Conner, F. B. Granhoim Kaylor Cox Gray, E. B. Kilgore COYLE Graybeal KlMM Crume Green, J. W. Kirby.J. W. Curtis, J. D. Griffith, J. H. KiRKPATRICK, F Curtis, R. W. Grover Kochevar KUNESH Daly, E. G. Hackman Kurstrdt Daly, M. F. Ham KUTER Daughtry Harding. N. B. Kyster til " ■ ' «_.■ . Class of 1927 Land, C. W. Pachynski Thrams Lepping Paxson Timberlake Livings Pegg Todd, F. A. Lewis, M. K. Pierce, G. F. Towner LiLLARD Pence, W. P. ToWNSEND LoUGHBOROUG H Perrillat Trapnell LOVELL, J. R. Perrine Trapolino Lowe Phelan Turner, R. G. LUEBBERMANN H. A. LUNDQUIST QUINN, H. A. RiCHON Upthegrove McCoy, G. Rose Verbeck McGowN Roth, A. McKee, M. Washbourne Watlington McKlNNEY, H E. SCHEWE McLamb, N. A- Schmidt, E. G. McLaughlin, E. D. Schull Webb, E. M. McManus, T. K. Schwab Wesner McNamee Segarra West, J. M. McNuTT Shaw, L. E. West, R.J. Martin, G. E. Shillock Weyher Whatley Masters SiMONTON Sinclair Sink Whelchel Matthews, W Mechling S. White, R. t. Meloy Smyly Whitehou?e Miller, A. M SOLEM Whittle Williams, A. N Williams, C. E. Willl ms, L. R W,L ON, J. WoHLIORTK WoiTK-IEVICZ Wood, H. S. Miller, D. P. M INTER Moore, M. Stanton, R. G. Stark Sterling MORIN, M. J. MOSELY, G. V. Stober Stone, C. B. Moses, M. Strickler, D. G. Naylor Thiebaud Wrean, J. T. Nelson, C. G, Thomas, W. E. Thompson, J. W Zeller Ostenberg Thorpe ZWICKER The Cloistered Years The History of the Class of i()i- Editor ' s Note: (The Historian has here recounted our Class History in a manner which makes this small note necessary. Instead of designing a chronological conglomera- tion of the facts of the past four years, he has written a narrative tvhich brings back and recaptures in a great degree those things and those moods which have filled our hearts during our residence here at the Academy. Historically, I found it far from complete, and in all matters not extremely accurate. In fortn it tells of a First Clas.!man who, while in confinement over a iveek-end, looks back at his four years of life at the Academy. During the first period of confinement he contemplates Plebe year, during the second confinement Yearling year, and so on; such is the grid upon which the iscences are hung. — E. J. F. G.) I. (f O FAR it hadn ' t been a very dull week-end. This being in confinement might have been worse. A glance at the area had shown that. The rain coming down outside made the warm room seem more comfortable than ever. He did wish that his roommates might keep the tables a bit more in order, however. The carelessly piled books heaped with the voluminous daily papers and magazines gave a sort of hopeless air to things. He hoped that all confine- ments would be as easy to serve as these. All he had to do was to sit here and let time go racing by. Confinements had been that way Plebe year when his injured knee prevented him from being continuallv on the area. He had sat at Mulligan ' s table with Sandy Goodman and Ellinger, and their fun had kept him in stitches for months. They had all been on the Beast Detail, too. Fat had been almost too good- natured to have been allowed to take care of the Plebes. Taken care of! The phrase made him smile. One of the men on the train coming up on that first morn- ing had told him that the upper classmen would take care of him as soon as he arrived. He remembered the breakfast that he had eaten in the Grand Central before leaving. The regulations had suggested that a hearty breakfast was advisable for one entering on July ind. That eventful July ind seemed centuries away now. Half the men with whom he had ridden on the train that morning were gone. 192.7 had lost more than the customary 4o ' o. It had been very unfortunate in the way of deaths, too. The first trip to the cadet store had almost claimed him for a cas- ualty that morning. Whatever would he do with all that bedding? And then there was the matter of those banners, and the little foot rug he had brought to place by his bed. They were still in his steamer trunk in the trunk room now where they had laid for almost four years. He might be able to use them at his first post. He meant to fix up his quarters very luxuriously after four years of Spartan living. Beast barracks never had been very clear to him. He decided that very few ever knew what it was all about. There was too much to do all the time. He hadn ' t even time to read a book, much less to attend to any outside correspondence. But the class had carried through all right. Even when they had to assist in tearing down the old iron stands from the field by the tennis courts no one ever complained. That was very gratifying. There had been lots of grumbling, but there never was anv really open dis- satisfaction. Every one had taken hold with a will. And the after-supper ball games in the August twi- light were nice, too. It was a chance to get out of barracks without any restraint for the first time. He had marveled at the manner in which the runt com- panies had gone about to win the baseball champion- ship. Big men were always supposed to be better athletes, but " A " company hadn ' t even had a chance with " G " and " H " . The flankers seemed far more able to stay awake in the lectures on map reading than the runts. That must have been because their heads were in a more rarified atmosphere. Evidently, they would make good observation stations on maneuvers. The days of sweaty drilling in the lush grass on the plain were farther away than ever. The men from the mountains of the South had had difficulty in coming to a halt from double time. He recalled one who had fallen every time the movement was executed. Well, he had been no exception to the rule of grossness either. A visit of several days to the hospital had placed him so much in arrears on the drill schedule that he had attempted to do " To the Rear " in the marching tempo while traveling at an extended double time. The area had been very dusty for the awkward squad after dinner that evening. Guard in Camp had given him opportunity for making new friends. Never had he met a group of men so representative of the entire nation. There was Bosco who could do the work of seven and never tire of prating about the tall corn of " loway. " Bill had been to school in Brussels and liked to talk about old prints and books. There were men of the earth and men from the cities all being disciplined alike. Soldiers, too, from the Regular Army and from the fashionable National Guard outfits. They had had little trouble with the manual and had taught him all he knew, including the tricks of the " Queen ' s Salute " and the " Polish Present. " What good were these clever things when he walked on the crunching gravel far into the night and the falling dew hushed the approaching footsteps of the Officer of the Guard? " The Muses reward the vigilant, not the Indolent. " 4- He had found the negative to be true with his class. You were awarded things for being Indolent, .ind one must walk his vigilance into being. The Plebe hike had been a flash of ease, blistered feet and endless dusty hills. The change in the mem- bers of the detail showed him that he belonged, and every one swung into the Camp at Peekskill with a jauntiness surprising to the most indifferent. The moonlight nights on the lakes of Mahopac and Osca- wanna had brought them new realizations of a leisure that thev were not to taste. Least of all was he to taste it. There were iS months before his first leave. Now- was the time to make the most of his freedom. His uniform was the " Open Sesame " at the summer colonies. Every one was so sympathetic and so generous to him. Why couldn ' t the summer train- ing have had a little of this in it? Life was so hard and so exacting. He had marched along over the Westchester hills with a joy and a slight resentment in his heart. Joy at being so physically conditioned, and a slight resentment at all he had missed during the summer. He did not know then that these six days of freedom would necessitate two months of arduous work by the upper classes to restore the proper dis- cipline in him and in his class. He would never forget the first night in barracks. The area with every window shining and the strains from the Furlough Hop filtering over from Cullum gave him a feeling of vitality and pride as he hurried from room to room searching for upper classmen from his ow n state. To be an upper classman; that would be his ambition. To be able to recognize, and with one simple movement place a mere Plebe on the level with the other men of the Corps. It was like being admitted to a consistory of the gods. He had glimpsed a girl in a flaming evening wrap hurrying across the area to the Guard house, and he had w-anted to stop her and tell her that he was a cadet; a cadet of the same caliber and standards as he with whom she was going to the hop tonight. The first evening in bar- rack s! The open road to four vears of glorv, a clean slate upon which to write, a wall in which to carve a niche. He saw himself again as he went to academic work for the first time. All of the class must have been the same way. Timid and vet fighting for a foothold. The regular life. Reveille, class call, dinner, drill, taps. Five days a week he knew it and felt himself thriving. Then the football season! With the first rally he had caught the spirit. Babe Slater had made the speech, and although the Corps had been in convulsions almost every minute, he felt the Armv fight and the do-or-die elan always predominate. The first games he could hardly remember, but then there was the glorious epic at Ebbet ' s Field with Notre Dame. Smythe, Storck, Stewart. Those names would remain with liim forever. The onlv special tr.iin ever run on the subway! l isicjanis riding the mule between the halves! A P.M.E. ' lunch and darkness. He had made his first football trip as a Plebe with the Corps. The sunny mornings in the gymnasium with Lt. Vidal in command made him feel as more of the class than ever. The clump clump of the half-class double timing around the edge of the floor had lulled him into a false security, and once the weekly reports had found him almost irreparably deficient. More work and more football. An admirable combination which had made the months fly. Intramural provided many thrills, but none comparable to the most ordinary of small game plays. Then there was the Yale game, and the spectacle of the Bowl packed to overflowing. His entrance into the Bowl with the Corps had amply compensated him for the long trek up Chapel Street, but the return had been mortifying. The darkened streets and the slightly smirking crowds had been as gall to him. The Corps would change all that the next year. Many times he had made up his mind about that same matter. The brief respite from work afforded him time to see the unsatisfying game with the Navy at the Polo Grounds when a final O to O score was brought forth from the rain-swept field. They had had the evening ofl until twelve, and he had found it delightful to see so manv greys and blues in the throngs of dun New Yorkers. For one brief evening he had owned the city. He, a lone Plebe, was on a par with the upper classes for at least one night. The day still seemed to him as an oasis surrounded bv wastes of work. Christmas was already in the air as he stood in the bow of the ferry on the return trip from Garrison, and he waited impatiently for the Yuletime recess w-hen his class would run things at the Academy. He knew ' ir? could do it, and he wondered vaguely if he would be an officer during that period. Snow, trips to the Cro ' Nest, gay hops in the Hotel, and still more snow. His class was longing for the return of the Corps from leave. There was one inci- dent that exceeded his expectations, however. That was the class Hop in Cullum. He was dragging! He smiled to think how excited he had been that first time. Now it was all a matter of course and something to be avoided if possible. No hop ever is like the first. Girls must feel the same way about them. It had soon been over, and the first winter set in steadily with its mantle of white. The hockev rink became his nemesis, as with all his classmates, and his hatred of skating and all winter had been born in this interim. He saw his first looth Night Show,— a blaze of light and glory — in the company of his two roommates. Snow, Bas- ketball and Boxing came and went in quick succession, and the s;round was soon muddy and steaming. « " taai Viidi " G}. jf ' • ' T f " ? " H Somehow the advent of Spring was always most mys- terious here at the Academy for him. It came so gently. One morning the snow was feet deep upon the ground, and the next day he would be sloshing in dress gray and high overshoes down to mess. Not even the poets of the Corps could detect the rapid advance of Spring. The Pointer, still in its first year, ran a winter number when the buds had already begun to show themselves. Two more " Y " meetings and the LaCrosse team held its practices on the Cav- alry Plain. This part of Plebe year had seemed a bit unaccount- able to him. There seemed to be a surfeit of sameness. He was unable to mark the passing of time bv any one event. Now Spring had effected a change, and life went on with a new zest. He had even managed to drag again with the aid of several disinterested upper classmen. June week was approaching. The thinning out of the class after Christmas had brought a new fear into his heart, and the thought of it now made him smile. He had made himself work then and had fought against the enervating influences of the long Spring evenings. A new expectation had gripped the entire class: recognition was near. He recalled that a newer and even greater determination had gripped the upper classes, too, and that they had all been distinctly aware of it. The Spring had come gradually to a close in a burst of Baseball, Lacrosse, Track, and the clumping of new boots in the hallways of bar- racks. On the morrow it would be Navy day. For the first time he had seen the Middies at close range, and he had found them delightful companions. In an instant it would be June Week. Academics had gradually faded away with the beginning of the casual Surveying Course, and the Special English Classes had filled him with a slight burning for the beauty of the glowing outdoors. In a week he would be recognized. He still remembered the silver nights he had laid awake thinking about it. Being crowded so closely in a room during June Week had made them all give way to lengthy discussions. The bicker sessions had lasted far into the night after the bath formations had left them trembling with exertion and excitement. The whole week had been sort of a haze after all. There were so many visitors about and so many dem- onstrations to go through over in the gym. Would six o ' clock of the last day never come? He had gone up in the hills to hide that afternoon leaving the unfortun- ates to help with the gym. Tiny could move the rafts of chairs with the same ease as he had moved whole portions of the Navy line in November. The area was choked with people, already they were attempting to gain vantage points on the stoop in defiance of the ukases of Pop Swartwood. He had thought that first call would never sound, but before he knew it he was in ranks and listening to the band start " The Dashing White Sergeant. " He saw himself in line next with the First Classmen going forward and the ripple of applause from the throngs under the trees by the visitor ' s benches. His feet had hurt him frightfully and he had thought that the companies never would form in line. The sally port loomed up and he found that the deafening noise was beyond all his compre- hension. The area was a mass of blurred color. They were giving " Squads Right " at last. He aimed a kick at his front rank file. The thought of it made him snicker. His hand was suddenly mashed to a pulp. Pride. Pride and pleasure, and the whir of moving picture cameras. The hum of voices grew in the area. More companies were coming in, and more people. He had gone slowly to his room, the hearty greetings of all the men still ringing in his ears. He was an upper classman. He had looked out of the window. Another company was being engul fed by well- wishers. Other Plebes were being recognized. He felt incomparably happy. A glow from within per- vaded him. He had remained silent to the good- natured chafing of his roommates. He was an upper classman. He would go to the hop that night. Plebe year was over. Trapnell, Hewitt, Schmidt, and Gil- breath all received their " A ' s " . The year was over. He would be hard boiled. He smiled at the recollection of that magnificent time. How easily it was to recall all those events after almost four years. His confinement was almost over for the afternoon. Supper was almost ready. Would he ever think about things as he had when he was a Plebe? Was it all so far behind? Could he recap- ture those poignant days of hope and misery? It was raining harder now outside. The room was almost dark. Plebe year had been all right. JL JL coat a from I II. uppei had been swift and silent. lad kept his fingers crossed under his rain- all the way home so that he would remember he was in confinement and not wander into some other room. His room was as he had left it, only a bit more in disorder, if such a state of affairs was possible. What had he been thinking of during the afternoon? It had been Plebe year. What had hap- pened next? After recognition, what? Two weeks of golf, tennis, and mornings becoming sunburned to the tune of boat-tail bullets. There were huge planes living over the Post in the morning with First Class- men waving at them from the cockpits. He thought of the sorrowful parting with ly of his classmates as they fell before the onslaughts of the Academic Board. One man was going to take a position in India. He wimdered where lie was in)w. i;nne Luil - on. Color Lines and ni . to make things interesting, but he had felt himself resting for something. Even in the strenuous swim or The summer had rht attacks -helped addle the river there was something that made it so dilTerent from life in barracks. Yearling Camp! That was it. The victrolas ground out " After the Storm " ' and " Mandalay. " He saw Jack Carmichael sitting laughinglv on the stretcher as they bore him from the m ' anoeuver field at Popolopen with the blood tncklmg drop by drop from the wound in his back. He saw himself again on the cool parapet, all shady and green. He saw himself again at the July parades, sweatv and with a million s nats buzzing about his head. ' The stamping ol the Plebes on the iron stairs now made him recall the hrst time he had seen a Plebe in Summer Camp. How peculiar it had made him feel. He couldn ' t describe the sensation. He could never imagine himself to have looked so nondescript and so ratty. His plebeskins had been as garments of ermine to him. The past three years plebeskins had merely appeared funny. Even in their white trousers the Plebes that summer had appeared shabby the first time thev went to parade with the Corps. Well, not exactly shabby, but lacking that something which gave them an assurance in ranks, ... a mechanical awakefulness one might say. They had not yet been acclimated nor were they co-ordinated. He smiled to think how raucously he had bellowed at a Plebe for making a slight mistake in the manual that afternoon. He had spoken with authority for the first time in his life. The Plebe had " sir " -ed him. The sun had gone down in a blaze of glory. The evening had been roseate. Camp Illumination had been unbelievably elaborate that year. They had worked for weeks witti almost no materials at hand. He had been on the Yearling Committee for his companv and due to the lack of tools he had made more enemies than friends in the last two weeks before the celebration. " C " Company had been Paris, " A " Company had been Seville. The whole camp had been designed to represent a group of foreign nations, and the amount of work which had been necessary to accomplish this had put every one in a bad humor on the evening of the entertainment. He had escorted for his tent mate. She was a good " Camp Illumination Girl " he had been told. Well, she had been. But not for him. For someone else, perhaps. They were in barracks again. How different it had all been from Plebe year. It was just reversed. He an upperclassman now, recognizing Plebes. It was boring, and the Plebes were insufferably dumb. It would have been impossible for A w to have ever been so tlumb when he w.is .i Plcbc. The List two days were a nightmare to him. Camp torn down. Floors piled up. Policing. Match sticks. Cigarette butts. Chasing rats. At last they were through with Summer Camp. He liatl never ' wanted to see the running track again. He was going to the hop on a Satiu ' d.iy .md getting leisurely dressed after an icy shower when a thought struck him; suppose he were found!! Were the terrors of Yearling year all one said they were? The thought worried him all evening, and he could not help but watch Lt. Palmer a bit furtively in Cullum. How could a professor of English be so gay? Surely his job was to " find " as many as possible. He recalled weird stories about graphs that the various departments were supposed to keep. He must work hard this Fall. He must get Christmas leave. Christmas leave!! The words haunted him all through the month of September when the drills were longest and parades were piled on after an ard- uous day ' s work. " Yes, we get away for about ten days after eighteen months at the Academy. " Ten days. He must secure those ten days at all costs. De- scriptive geometry. History. He must work hard this Fall. He remembered how he had wanted sympathy at that hour. Work was piled on, and the assign- ments were endless. He had whined a little, and a girl had accused him of self-pity. That was always the way of things at home. When things were going smoothly everyone was whooping it up, but let an insignificant cog miss in the wheels ol his progress and he would be prodded with everything from reflec- tions on his manhood to his content of courage. Well, let them prate. Yearling fall was still poignant in his memory. Academics had almost cast football into the umbra of outside interests, and the rallies, then grown bellicose from over-enthusiasm, failed to move his thoughts from the section room. He recalled a speaker who had faltered in his use of conjunctions, and he had marveled at his percipiency. Notre Dame was 13 to 7 that year, and Harding, fresh from the Intramural conquests, turned the Corps into shrieking maniacs when he stepped over for a touchdown. Football was evervthing then. New Haven had given him the same thriil as the vear before when they marched into the Bowl. There had been little glory in a tie, but the walk back from the Bowl hadn ' t been as bad as usual. A tie had given New Haven something to think about. Chapel Street was as long and cold as ever, but after the four-hour ride on the hot train, the trip over on the ferry from Garrison with the lights of the Post sparkling in the clear cold air had been invigorating and sleep-producing at once. The succeeding nights were not that wav, however. There was the bugaboo II of Descriptive geometry. One revolved planes and sought intersections. A few men had understood the subject and it had been childishly easy, but to the uninitiated it was as vague and as muddled as a tax report. Nights of sitting long hours bent over benches in the barrack locker rooms, and afternoons spent in doing routine work in order that the evening be free for the ground line and the intersection. Baltimore captured the Navy game that year and he recalled getting up at three-fifty to entrain for a day- long ride southward. It had snowed when they were crossing New Jersey and they had sat in the dav coaches thinking of a slippery field and Trapnell. Baltimore was raw and wet, and the Middies had entered the field first, loaded down with megaphones and candy. Well, they had booed the marching, but what did they know of the fine points? They were sea-going and proud of it. The Navy had re-vamped their team during the previous week and had made a gallant stand. They were no match for Ed Garbisch ' s toe, and four times he placed the ball between the uprights. That was the way to end a football career. Four field goals against the Navy. All- American! The old stage coach was never pulled up the hill more quickly. Yearling Christmas Leave! " Yes, we get away for about ten days. " Writs in History, writs in Math, writs in French. His fingers had grown sore and cal- loused from so much writing. Only a tenth had turned him out to take the final examination after all the others had left. He was under the limit in demerits; he was out of debt; his civilian clothes hung invitingly in the alcove. His last supreme effort had been superb, but he had failed. Failed utterly. Nothing to do but to stay and take the final examination. Another Christmas at the Academy. Somehow the uselessness of it all struck his sense of humor. There had been many others in the same plight. The final examination had seemed childishly easy to him after all the extra studv. He had known that he had done well even on the Descriptive Geometry. The two days he had spent in New York were but a blur now. He remembered Shillock parading in the halls of the Astor and he had seen some musical comedy or other. Only the ride back to the Academy on New Year ' s day had any significance for him now. The slow motion of the train carrying him back to gray walls. Close. Hemmed in to provide new vistas of life. A gray channel. The talk was all of Furlough on the train coming back from Christmas leave. He could not understand the cynical smiles of the upperclass- men when he tried to talk of Furlough. Why, fur- lough was the greatest thing of the whole four years. Hadn ' t he baved at the moon with rest of them. adding his voice to the throng ready at any provoca- tion ' Onh five more months and then freedom. He thought how pleased his mother would be to have him home again and in uniform, too. She must have been disappointed this Christmas. But only five more months. The tram had already arrived at the West Point station. February had found him deep in work again, look- ing forward to the week-ends filled with sports. Hockev and Boxing, those were his favorites. Long afternoons he spent in the library or coasting down the laundry hill. The discipline of the section room seemed to have made his brain more keen. He had been insatiable for work in the evenings. The first drill on the road in front of barracks an- nounced the coming of spring to him, and he had been fascinated with the Lacrosse playing. A feeling of lassitude swept over him after the Navy Basketball game, and he was allowing his studies to suffer. As his anticipation of furlough grew, his interest in his studies lagged. He did not know it then, but he would have to pay for it later. Spring was soon in the air. It was already warm enough to walk on Flirtation. Civilian clothes occupied his thoughts now. He must be well dressed on Furlough. A mar- riage announcement helped him to realize that he had been at the Academy almost two vears. Less than two months more, and they were drilling on the Plain every afternoon. A year ago it had been quite different. Here he was leading up to something strange this time. He had compared the two years one evening and found himself lacking in something. It was an empty feeling; of the sort he had had in Summer Camp. He was wait- ing for something. A suggested trip abroad had seemed to fill the void for a time, but even that failed to satisfy a certain longing, .... a hunger. Navy day found him agog, with June week but a few days off. He had worked this semester and there was no fear of being made to take the final examina- tions. He had conquered mathematics at last. He was glad to see the Middies again. He was going on Fur- lough in a few days. Clothes, luggage and shoes all occupied his attention, but he found time to escort several young ladies. June week was a bore. He learned of many things when they used to bicker after taps. Some men were not going home at all. He had recalled his indecision and remembered how he had been in a state of partial suspended animation. The approach of the two months of freedom had left him almost breathless. The events which had been so significant to him the previous year were without meaning to him now. June Week dragged. The Horse Show failed to hold .a , his inrcrcst. The lin.ils in hur.i-nuir.il were nothins; to liim. Tomorrow he would he on his way. He remem- hereJ how worked up some of the First Chissmen had been, and he had regarded them with awe. It was a wonder the - wouldn ' t be always getting in such a stew over things. On the morning of dep.irture the ai ' ea had been a chaos of baggage and femmes. Trucks were every- where. Plebes ' sc ' urried from pile to pile. He had drawn his money and wandered idly about, all packed up and ready to go. He had expected something bigger than this; some emotion which would sweep over him at this departure, but there was only a prosaic mundanity in all this bustle. The hollow square forma- tion where the cadet adjutant read out the list of officers for the next year stirred his interest a little. He was to be a corporal. He had hurried for the train. He didn ' t think the chevrons would be noticed on his dress coat anyhow. He was going to wear cits all the time. He saw a First Classman wearing a Full Dress coat to go away on Graduation leave, . . . probably to keep it from getting wrinkled in a suitcase. Two men got off the train at Highland Falls. A banging at the front door of the division and the rattle of feet on the steps brought him quickly back to himself, and he saw that if he was to get his bed made down he must move rapidly. The Saturday mov- ies had been out for some minutes. He smiled to himself as he put a red comforter over a blanket; smiled at himself for becoming so reminiscent and so maudlin in reviewing those years of his life here at the Academy. Well, he would have a good sleep and think it all over again in the morning. A good sleep!! That was one of the things he had intended to do when on furlough. For the first week or so he had intended to sleep, as he was going to sleep presently, but much deeper and without the half-formed dreams which were flitting through his mind. It was funny that his mind should be so active even in sleep. Vermillion lights flashed m upon his brain and he saw the scene of the Furlough banquet for a moment. Bosco Schmidt was performing as a policeman while Jim Green was jigging away for dear life. Someone was flat on his back in the hall outside. He was saying good-bye to someone on the Leviathan at midnight. The Astor was empty the next afternoon. Four men had bought a compartment from New York to San Francisco. Men were in boys ' camps, swimming, diving, teaching woodcraft. A kleidioscopic panorama flashed by his brain. Paris, Berlin, Rome; the Via Baiae at dawn, the Place Roger in the rain, Wilhelmstrasse 51 on Sunday, . . . Little Rock, Ark., the Presidio, Tia Juana, Madison, Wis., Cincinnati, the Union Station in Washington, sunset on (.it.iliii.i Is], Hid, the surf on the M.iine Coast, Dint Mooic ' s, g.illoping horses on the beach at CoronaJo, .... the last morning in New York. 111. REVEILLE and the chill of earlv morning. It was peculiar to arise like this with the feeling that furlough had been lived again. More than furlough though; he seemed to have experienced a complete let down besides. A discouragement. It was that way when he had returned from furlough and started his Second Class year. Even the brisk walk to breakfast this morning had not changed his mood. There were still more confinements to serve today. Second Class year had a timbre similar to this lazy broody morning. Even the drills that fall had seemed listless. The frugal means of entertainment palled upon him and the month of September was dead and loggv. Herndon Tavlor had resigned immediately. With the coming of football his lethargy fell off, and he felt the need for work. At the slashing game of football with Detroit he caught the spirit, and from then on he plunged into lab work with a will. Davis-Elkins threw a scare into Army that year with her football team, and he remembered Si Pierce talking of the West Virginia prowess in general. There had been rumors of making the trip to New Haven for the Yale game in busses, but no one would believe it. Bill Glasgow was elected captain of Soccer; the first man in the class to receive a captaincy. The days were growing shorter, and on one dun Satur- day the football team, unaccompanied by the Corps, wiped up the Polo Grounds with the best that Knute Rockne could produce. The morale on that memorable week-end was towering. On Sunday they had ac- claimed the team until they were hoarse, and had carried every player to his room on their shoulders. Yale was but two weeks away and the odds were soaring. They would go in busses alter all. Incidents like this bus ride stood out more clearly than anything else in the passing of years. The day before the game when the busses arrived in the snow. Most of them were without windows and horribly ramshackle. De Luxe, the poopsheet had said. To be loaded to five sixths capacity and with a bottle of milk for each cadet. The next morning five-sixths of the buses were frozen. Well, there would be no long march down Chapel Street at any rate, if the old crates would only hold together until they got there. The memory of the exquisite agony of the freezing ride made him shudder. Even on this warm Sunday morning, the p.nn of over a (Continued on page ;io ' ) II ■.j2i252;;:iZS£2S:5 .i.AAU.i.i.ii.ii,iji.ii. iii ' l Class of 1928 Adams Browning, W. W. Everest Heiman 1 Alexander Bulger EZEKIEL HiNRICHS 1;. Allen, E. G. Bunker Falkner, F. H. HOLLEY Anderson A. V. Butchers Houseman Anderson F. L. Butler, R. G. Howard, C. F. ' ;- Anderson S. E. Finlay Howard, R. A. :; Anderson W. Caldwell, W. G. HuDDLESTON Calver Bain Cole Flood Israel j ■■ Baker, G. W. Coleman Forney Ivy Banta COUNIHAN Forrest Jack, W. ' ■, Barnes, V B. Coverdale Frederick Johns Beall Cralle Fritzsche Johnson, W. P- KJ Beattie, R B. CUMMINGS Fuller, L. A. Johnston, K Beaumont BlENFANG CURRIE, W. R. Gavan, P. A. GlBBS Johnston, K Johnston, P H. !;-• ' BiSSON Daley, E. K. Gilchrist Keller ilbl Blair BOATNER Daly, J. B. Dau Davis, L. C. Goldsmith Kelly, R. H Kino, C. B. 1 Bock Goodell KiRBY, H. C. i ' Boland Dayharsh Goodrich Kissner f Boos Green, J. L. Knudsen Born Grinstead KOON Delmonico GuDE guertler Halff ■i ' " Bowman, L. R. Denniston Lamont 1 ' ' ■ Breckenrii 5GE Dickey Landon h- Breden Doidge Lane, S. H. u Brennan, r.J. Donald Halterman Lane, T. A. [;; Brentnall Douglas, G. A. Handy Lawrence ' h Brickman Dwyer, R. J. Harbold Leahy Briggs,J. E. Haktm n Leeds Brown, H. Earle.J.J. Haskell, F. W. Lewis, E. T. Brown, J. w. Easton, R. L. Hasting LiNDSEY ' ■ Brown, R c. Ellsworth Hathaway LlCKETT ' r ' Browning S. R. Enger Hefley LOVEJOY P: f Class of 1928 LuDLAM Ludlow McCuTCHEN McGarr McGuiRE McLemone McLennan McNair McNamara, a. T. MacLaughlin, p. E. Maerdian Mansfield Markham Mason, S. D. Mathews, E. S. Matteson, W. J. Matthews, C. M. Maxwell Meacham Meehan Michela Middlebrooks Mills, J. S. Mitchell, P. J. Montgomery, H. E. Moore, W. T. H. F. T. j. MORAN, MORAN, MORROV Morton MosCATI MULKEV Mundy MuRTHA Myers, S. L. Nadal Neary Nelson, R. T. NouRSE, K. E. Oakes O ' Brien OConnell O ' Donnell O-Keefe Olds Olive Parham Pearl Peddicord Peery, p. H. Pinkerton Pohl Prunty Ramey, R. Raymond Reber RiGGS, T. S. Ross, L. G. Samford Sams Sanders, P. L. Saunders, La Sawyer SCHEPPS schermacher Scudder Seeman Shepherd, E. : Sherburne Shute SlEVERS Simon SiRMYER Skeldon Smith, D. B. Smith, G. F. Smith, R. L. Smith, W. D. Smyser Some Spivey Staley Steed Strit2i Sturies Tarpley Tarrant Taylor, R. Thayer, A. Thayer, 1-. Tomlin Totten Traud Travis Trent TUNNER Van Nai ViCKERS Warren, R, W. Watkins, G. M. Watt Webb, A. N. Wells, T. J. West, R. Wetherill Wiesehauer Wiley, N.J. Wilkinson Will illette Williams, G. R. Williams, J. O. Wilson, D. M. Wilson, H. E. Wilson, R. C. Wilson, R. A. Wyman Yost The History of the Class of 1928 IF our knowledge of the category in which a class history must necessarily fall is at all correct, and we are led to believe it is, it is an indisputable assumption that the only truly interested readers of our class achievements, or disruptions, will be the members of the immediate family of the recorder. Should we follow our desire, we would proceed as if we were writing our weekly letter home and let it go at that. However, as Horace says, quid sit futurui?! eras fi ge quaerere (do as others bid you), and being a firm believer in Horace we shall follow these words of wisdom. We shall endeavor to present to those of you who have unfortu- nately taken it upon yourselves to read this resume, very little of the remote past and little less of the distant, oh so distant, future. In our sojourn at the Academy, we have seen some changes, some notables, some deviations, and some paradoxes. We have seen General Sladen leave and General Stewart enter office as Superintendent of the Academy. We received the visits of royalty in the personages of His Highness, Crown Prince Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, in June of 192.6, and Her Highness, Queen Marie of Roumania, in October of 19x6. We were present at the Army and Navy Game in Chicago, the first time in the history of the Academy that the game has ever left the East. Last, but not least, we saw an Army Football Team return victorious over Yale and Notre Dame. All these and more have we seen. We merely record these instances in passing because they stand out clearly in our mottled memories of the first two and one-half years of dull grey, blanched in spots by a Furlough and Christmas Leaves. We think it would be a strain placed upon the admirable forebearance of our readers for us to wearv them with a detailed description of our doings to date. Perhaps we should not mention it, but we can ' t help recalling the late Mr. Roosevelt ' s remark, " The old days were great because the men who lived in them had mighty qualities. " You may take that as you will, but with it we shall leave the past and speak now of the present. Any one class here at the Academy does no more than another. Each class tells the sub- sequent class how much the Plebe System has fallen in the incredibly short time of one year. As Yearlings, they fill the otherwise calm atmosphere with thunderous invective hurled at all and everything mathematically inclined, arousing the two upper classes to a state of disgusting complacency. As Second Classmen, they generally become a passive group whose sole desire and object (not ambition, understand, for there is little of 4 that this vcar), is to listen to acaJcinic lec- tures. When the hist year is finally reached, it is then, and not until then, that a class has ample opportunities to show either its ability or inability to carry on the work left by the graduates. The very fact that the Academy is still an institution ot some repute must indicate that these last year men have been capable ones. This, in turn, would seem to show that the first three years, which we are now completing, furnish adequate prep- aration for the last. However, there is always some reason for a feeling of pride in one ' s class, and this pres- ent second class has not been lacking in representative men. That is to say, we have men who have helped to bring the Army ' s name before the people in sports and in the other activities that iiU the life of the under- graduate. A glance at the Army line-up in any athletic meet will reveal that 192.8 is well represented. The activities other than sports, those of the Howitzer, of the Pointer, of the Dialectic Society, and managerial positions, all have capable second classmen preparing for the larger offices of the first class year. We do not propose to sit back in our chairs and bask in the ravs of false pride, because we are fully aware that every class has its quota in the affairs of the Corps. However, if we may be permitted to say so, we are truly glad to realize that the class as a whole is doing something more than maintaining the circulation of the Cosmopolitan. Aside from all this undergraduate activity which is found in every college and univer- sity, there are customs and traditions that are singular to this academy alone. There is a reputation to be upheld; those standards set by Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, and Pershing must mean more than interesting discourse. There is a purpose in life; the very word Serv- ice implies more than the name of a pro- fession. There is a responsibility; a slip of the mind may wipe out a platoon. There are innumerable qualities that a man should have, seemingly peerless wits that he must match, extraordinary occasions to which he must arise. The ability to overcome obstacles is not a gift. It is like the lustrous shimmer of a true-cut diamond to the cutter who has spent his life working and gaining more experience each day. The reward of the ef- forts is satisfaction. Just as the diamond- cutter has labored at his trade, so must a man here at the Academy labor to succeed in his chosen profession, that he may some day look back on a true-cut life. The founda- tion of this work is laid in his first three years here, and resting on this foundation is his first class year, the joists bearing the burdens of the structure of life. We trust and feel that at the completion of this, our second class year, we shall have absorbed the true spirit of the Academy, and shall be capable of carrying on the work that is our privileged heritage. Furthermore, we hope that in time we shall sense the satis- faction of work w ell done. Let this, then, be our aim. II lUJUi Class of 1929 i Abbott Calidonna Eller Hayden, E. C. M | ACKLEN Gallery Evans, G. R. Hayden, J. C. [ Adcock Calloway Evans, J. B. Hayes, H.D. Allan, C. C. W. Caraway Hays, G. R. Alves Carey Fadness Heavenridge Anderson, R. L. Carns Fagg Heidland Andrews, R. W. Carpenter Fellows Hempstead ! ■; Angluin Carr Fink Herndon if i Hill, R. L. L HORNOR ' H Armagost Chaffee F.tzgivvons.J. J. Armstrong Chandler Frame Arnett Chard Francis Horridge i , , Ayre Clarke, L. Freeman HORTON, J. C. M, HOELAND . M- Hubbard |W Colby French Cone Fries Babb CONGDON, N. A. Hughes V Baltzell CONLEY, E. T. Huglin ; Barber CONNALLY, W. P. Gavin, J. Hunter, C.N. N:, Barnes, G. R. Conner G F. Geary, J. A. Bassett CONROY Ghormley Beaver Giddings Jark,C. H. 1 I;: Bell, W. L. COOLIDGE Cooper, A. B. Gilbert Johnson, R. C. | k Bennett Goldberg Jones, C. R. U Beynon Cooper, R. C. Goodwin Jones, S. W. ;B Blackwell Costello Graham, B. L. JoYES ' M Blue Graul M Boekowski Crandall Greear Karnes ' 1 Bowyer Crary Greeley Kearney J Breene Cruise Greene, V. C. Keeler I -1 Brennan,J.V.J. Brewster Cuno Grier Griffin Keirn, D. J. j ::; KlNNEE KIRKPATRICK, E. E. ' ■ Briggs, K. M. Dekaye Griffith, E. G. Brooke, J. F. Dent Griffiths, G. F. Kirn, W. T. r: Brown, D. F. Deriemer Guyer Knight i : Brown, P. H. Browne, R. J. DiBB Kraft ; ' ■ DODSON Hail Draus .f- Brownlee DOLAN Hall Krauthoff M Brozey Doubleday Hamlin Bryan, J. K. Draper Hammack Kutz K Bryan, T. L. DUBOSE Hammond, |. W. T N Buchanan Dunn Hammond, T. W, t Buck, L. DWYRE, D. G. Hannigan S Bullock, W. C. Harding,,!. G. Lapage C Bush Easley Harkins Lasher K Byrd, C. Z. Elias Hattan ;:SS3S23!SSSS:- :- vi;v : « ; ; =.- f, l !•■ iv fc mi fV 2!= Class of 1929 Lincoln longaker LONGAN LOSEY Love LoVELL, J. N LOWRY LuCKETT Lynch, C. A Lynch, T. R Lynde McAneny McArthur McCartney McClelland McCoy, J. W. McCulla McDermid McDonald McKeague McKee, W. F. McKeefe McKenzie McNally McNerney, J. . Mace Mackintosh Majors Mathews, J. J. Ma Merrill, P. W. Meyer, R. H. ( Miller, F. P. Miller, W. Millett Milwit Minniece Montgomery, Moody Moore, H. Morrill Rindlaub Talbot Moseley, E. L. ROBB.NS Tavanlar Murphy, W E. Robey Taylor, T. F. Muse Roth, R. S. Tench Theimer Napier Sadler Thompson, C. A Nave Samuels Thompson, M. R Nesbitt Sands Thompson, P. S. Nichols, J. Nichols, K. . Sasse Thompson, P. W D. SCHANNEP Thompson, W. J. Noble Schorr Tre.at Nyquist Seitz Trotter Serrell Ofsthun Seward Sh.monek Shumate Silver Underwood OHara Ostran-d Van Fibber Simpson Vander Heid e Palmer Sladen Velasquez Parient Smith, F. H. Vestal Parks, H. C Smith, R. V. M. ViCKREY Vincent P rr Smothers Sommers, C. Partin ViNEY VlTTRUP Plake Pb RSON, H. Perkins Person, J. L Pfannkuche Phillips Pierce Poinier POLLE E. Staples Statham Stauffer Walker, D. F. V.,LKER,J.S. W RD R W. N Steadman Steinbeck Watkins, K. Weber, F. R. Stephenson,]. O. Wentworth Stephenson, S.V. Wetzel Stevenson, H. W. WllITELEY POORMAN Stevenson, W. F. lECUND Stevning WlLDE, H. G. QuiLL Stone, J.N. Qu.NN Strader Wilson, W. K. Strauss Wilson, W. C. Ranck Strayer WlMER Rasmussen Striblino Winn Rau Stubbs Woodbury Redlack SuNor Woods R EI LEY Sutherland Wright Renshaw SVHNSSON Reynolds,] G. Sykes Zimmerman 105 The History of the Class of 1929 THE strains of the " Dashing White Sergeant " were over; Graduation Pa- rade had just drawn to a close and the companies marched through the sallyports to barracks. Then began our history as Yearlings. As hands clasped in the joyous exhilaration of recognition, we threw aside the burdens which we had so long carried, and rejoiced in our newly acquired privileges. The change was sudden and complete; at once we forgot the tragic details of Plebe- dom and the imprisonment of June Week in our accession to the comradeship of the Corps. So we raced about the reservation, investigating one by one the places reserved for the tread of upper classmen. We soon became accustomed to crossing the long- forbidden Diagonal Walk; we learned that exploring Flirtation with one ' s roommate does not satisfy. Our curiosity was quickly satisfied, and we settled down for the work and play of the Summer. Some wag named it " Yearling Dead beat. " It would be unfair to reveal too much of the ritual of this historic period, for we would not deprive succeeding classes of learning in their turn. Nevertheless, we cannot but recall vividly early reveilles, splashing through summer showers to the range, pulling tar- gets, holding and squeezing. Free afternoons now and then gave us time to assist lazilv in preparing camp tor occupancy. We had helped to close the previous camp but had done it unwillingly. Now under the stimulus that possession gives, our laziness was more effective than our former diffidence. The First Classmen had been junketing on Long Island and at Fort Wright, and had even taken an outing to Poughkeepsie for the boat races. Now they came back, full of importance and experiences; yet they were too busy to tell us about them, we were too busy to listen. Camp came next. We loaded our lares and penates into wheelbarrows, hung them on brooms, draped them over ourselves, and dropped half of them while crossing the Plain. Finally, with all our belongings dumped on tent floors or in company streets, we infiltrated back to barracks. Assembly sounded, we formed and marched behind the blaring band to meet our next great ad- venture. We drilled, paraded, canoed on the Hud- son, shot the wash of the river steamers, went after firecrackers with wastebaskets, climbed to Cro ' Nest, and slept on Fort Clinton parapet. We skinned mules, we essayed to ride, we formed for bayonet training, we swam at Delafield, we had water fights in thunderstorms, we went to hops, concerts, picnics and Color Lines, we captured Fore Putnam, vc shot all manner of weapons, vc drove clumsy tractors. Then, with the experience derived from a summer of work and play, we waited the famous " Battle of the Torne, " camped, marched, fought in the rain. As we look hack on those hot damp da s we wonder at the energy that enabled us to march and manoeuver all morning, and to roam about all afternoon. After three days of battle the parade ground seemed greener, and the camp more attractive than ever. Then followed a frenzy of preparation for Camp Illumination, the climax of a busy and successful summer. The decorations, the white and black uniforms, the lights and the music, the effect of Arab tents achieved through adroit placing of cots and blankets quite transformed the camp from desert to oasis, from the gravellv somberness of every- day life to the colorful note of carnival. It was a great party. Next morning the gaietv had vanished, duty had returned. We quickly struck tents, moved back to barracks, and tried to settle down to the routine of academic work. It was not easy with the absorbing interests of a splendid football team, the terrors of math- ematics (with interpolations), and the antic- ipation of Christmas leave. The football season made tolerable the vexations of the rest of the term. The grip- ping interest of the Corps in the team, our interest in our classmates on that team, the absorbing excitement ot the i ames. devel- oped a spirit ol unity and iiiutua) interde- pendence that was not the least of the values derived from the season. Then there were the trips, — first to New Haven, with the exultation at the result of the game, en- hanced bv wisps of memories of the year before; next to New York with the less happy outcome tempered bv the anticipation of THE trip. We hope Chicago remembers us as pleas- antly as we recall its hospitalitv. We feared a revival of the " troop train " ; instead we had comfort undreamed of, the experience of a lifetime, and the sight of as wonderful a football game as we ever hope to see. We are still living the cold march down Michi- gan Boulevard, the wind whistling over the held, the packed stands, and the frenzied heart-breaking excitement of the Corps of Cadets fighting the greatest game of the year. Christmas leave and Foundation past, the Dark Ages were over. Hundredth Night and the Indoor Meet brightened our course through the long winter. The days grew still brighter as June Week approached, with festivities more appealing than ever before. And at its close another Graduation ushers in, as the auspicious beginning of our Second Class Year, the greatest privilege of our entire stay at West Point. The recognition of the Plebe, the summer camp of the Yearl- ing, even the diploma of the graduate mean less to us iioic than the ten glorious weeks anticipated bv the jovous crv— Yea, Furlo! Class o 1930 Ahearn Carter Edgar Alexander, D. S. Castle Emery Allen, W. H. Chalmers Esenwein Ammerman Chandler EWBANK Anderson, H. C. Clark, P. Appelman Clarke, C. H. Feagin Atkinson Clifford Ferguson AUSMAN Cloud Fernstrom Cook, B. S. FiNK, G. Baker, D. H. Cooper, D. A. Fitch Barrow CORDRAY Fletcher Bartlett CORR Folk Beals Crabb Freeman-, R Beasley Craugh Fuller, A. Beauchamp Crawford Berry, E. Cron, R. E. Ganey Berry, J. G. Garton Blackford Cunningham, J. K. Gibbs Blaine CURCIO GiBNER Blanchard Curtis, J. O. Gibson Bog art Godwin Booth Dannemiller Gordon Bosworth Darrah Graham Boyd Davis, M. S. Greco Boyle Deering Grisham Bradley Dellinger Grubbs Brandt Dennis Guenther Brett Dice Gunderson Brisach Dickinson, W. D. Guthrie Bristol DiDDLEBOCK Haas Brooks, H. E. Dodge, C. G. Haggerty Broom DoDsoN, A. K. Hamlett Brunzell DOHS Burnett, N. R. DONNELLAN Hampton Dudley Hardixo, N Cagle Duehring Hardish Candler Dunn, T. W. Harris, A. E Carlmark Harris, W. Carlson East Haukis, W. Carmichael Eastburn H ASK 11... ECKERT H AUG IN Heath Heimerdi Heiss Heitman Herbert Heriot Howell HosvzE, C. N. HowzE, H. H. EFFREY OHNSON, M. C. OHNSTON, R. D. ONES, S. E. URNEY Keller, C. Kellev, S. Kenny Kent Kilborn KiLPATRICK Kimpton King, L. Kiser io8 vFt •vi V Class of 1930 Kromer Nelson, H E. M. Rogers Taylor, W. N. KfMPE NiXDORFF Roth, S. Terry KUNZIG NORSTAD Rothschild Rov Thiede Thompson, F. Lancefield Odenweli ER Ruestow Thompson, W. S.J Langdon, K. M. Odom Throckmorton Langdon, W. H. Ohme Sachs Timothy Lee OKeefe, R. J. Sampson TOBIN Lermond Olin Sauer Townes Lew OMeara Truly Lewis, C. Packard, Parker Patrick Pauley Pehssier Perrin Perry, G. Perry, W. Persse Peterson, Peterson, Piper Pitcher Porter, E 4. B. SCHIELMMPFENNIG Twyman Lewis, H. DuB. Schlatter Tyler Lewis, M. Scott LiNDQLIST, R. E. LOTHROP Shaffer Shahan Uhlman Uhrhane LUNN Shannon Ulsaker McClintick W. R. A. SiSSUN Smith, A. M. Urban Vaughn Veal Waldrop Wall, T. F. McCov, H. M. Smith, A. D. MacFarland MacLean Mandeldaum A. C. C. L. Smith, H. L. Smith, P. W. Smith, R.T.C. Markham, H. S. Smith, S. Walsh, B. Masox, G. L. A Smith, W. W. Walsh, J. O. Maxwell, V. R. Porter, R Ports Pospisil Potts Pradish Preston Pruitt W. Snyder Watson, A. Meguire, E. L. Stevens, E. S. Watson, R, ), Mifflin Stokes Weber, M, A. G. Millener Stone, A. G. Wehle Miller, D. B. Miller, J. A. Miller, T. Stuart Weller Weyrauch Whipple Mitchell, H. V. Sudasna WiLMAMS, G. E. Moore, H. R. QUINN, H Quinto Sutherland Vu. ...N,J.K. Morgan W. Sutton WiMG Morrow, S. L. Sweeney Winters Murrell.J. H. SWOFORD Wood, R. J. MUTH Ratcliffe WOOTEN Redman Taber Wright, A. M. Neal, N. a. RiCHARDSO N,J. L. Talcott Wright, W. H. S Nealon Riley, J J Tappin-g Neil, D. R. RiSHEBARG ER Taylor, D. R. YOUNT, P. F. II The History of the Class of 1930 I AST July first the usually dignified . Military Academy was in an uproar. Long lines of youths with their coat collars turned up were lifting and dropping their suitcases as fast as they could while waiting to go through the formality of en- trance. Others, carrying huge piles of bed- ding and clothing were running helter- skelter across the area of barracks. The early arrivals were formed in squads being taught the fundamentals of infantry drill. The white-gloved First Classmen, conscious of their authority, were walking proudly around barking commands at the bewildered Plebes. Thus my class entered that stern disciplinary course known as Beast Barracks. During the next seven weeks we were given extremely rigorous training. We worked as never before, ate enormously, and slept the sleep of the physically spent. The severity of this life was intensified by Plebe customs. For instance, we sat at meals and stood in ranks with chins in, chests up, and shoulder blades touching in back. Since most of us entered entirely ignorant of West Point, amusing situations were con- stantly arising. Two of the most notable occurred, one when a Plebe saluted an officer Boy Scout fashion, and another when a Plebe knocked his glass on the table for water in imitation of the Detail. Of course. many of us turned our heads in ranks to look at pretty girls, and several of us fell out of upper bunks at night. On guard in Sum- mer Camp we suffered the usual mishaps. One Plebe was dumbfounded to hear an apparently sane Officer of the Day announce himself as Cleopatra in a pair of tin pajamas, while another was so determined to stop the Officer of the Guard that he thrust his bay- onet into the other ' s breast plate. The last week of August found us ready for anything. We were lean, brown, and supple and had a turtle-like habit of pulling in our necks. Anyone of us could have eaten six meals in succession, drilled six hours without stopping, or slept six days on end. At last came Plebe Hike, a pleasing rest from discipline and a chance to prove our mettle. It is a practice march by companies, on which we carry packs and rifles. At this point may be stated a fact, unknown to civil- ians, that a pack and rifle double in weight for every two miles carried. The third night of the march we camped at Lake Mahopac, where we enjoyed the annual dance at the country club. The next day we climbed Oscawanna Hill; a runt company set a gal- lant pace and we made the climb in fine style. That night was the last of the trip and, to commemorate it, we feasted royally at soda fountains and restaurants. The next The Beast Deta l i.la , happ , bur apathtric Irom nian sweets, vc set out upon the liiial lap. I ieture our Jisina - when we found that the route had been changed and that we had a hill to climb even hit her than Oscawanna! Bitterly we regretted the boodle of the night before. When we trnally reached the top and heard the command to rest, we dropped as one man. However, our course now lay downhill and we were soon gazing over the Hudson at the familiar outlines of the chapel. After September first we had academic work and more upperclassmen to contend with. The academic work was new in form and bewildering in scope. The minute atten- tion to detail was unfamiliar to us. The up- perclassmen were not individually formid- able after the beast detail, but it was diffi- cult to get along with so many of them. We were never free from observation and criticism. The football season was a huge relief to us, for it absorbed the attention of the upper- classmen. There was a feeling of fellowship between the classes when we cheered to- gether. The games with Yale and Notre Dame were very exciting, but the Navy Game was surely the most dramatic ever played. The trip to Chicago, the enthusiastic reception, the femmes at the Drake Hotel, the stupendous mob at Soldiers Field, the Navy lead of fourteen points, the splendid recover hv our team, the goal bv our class- mate that gave us the lead; all these are indeliblv impressed upon our memories. So interested in the game were we, that we were physically and mental I v exhausted upon its termination. From the vivid events of a football season we descended to the commonplaces of aca- demics. Most of us found concentrated study necessary for a time, but soon the writs were past and Christmas was at hand. We had no cares for ten days except for those unfortunates found deficient. Hops, femmes, and boodle, skating, coasting, and walking in the hills, who does not know the jovs of Christmas week! We regret deeply the loss of the men who were found deficient in January and forced to leave. We know they were as sorry to leave as we were to see them go. On February twentv-first we were saddened by the death of our friend and classmate, Charles William- son Chandler. His untimely decease was a heart-felt loss to the class. Now spring has come, June approaches rapidly, and summer camp looms in the offing. We shall soon be recognized and have the privilege of telling the present upper- classmen just what we think of them. We probably won ' t want to do it when the times comes — but oh! the joy of having the privilege! And also. Yea! Summer Camp! II 1 BOOK-V r f isKsr ' E " tll ' ' ■ ' — « - " ' .T ' . S ' .Ms=» ff " ' ' ' oat rs ! " -«a - " -- 5 ! V:-5 N:r " We HAVE WITH us TOniqHT L GILBERT McKEE ALLEN, Jr. i6tH district ILLINOIS PEORIA, ILL. ASHY thinned silence — a few sounds scattered through the air in a cadenced disarray followed by a resonant melody, augmented, modulated, mitigated and then .transcending the material. We pattern in the phantasmagoria, which, evanesc- ent, carries us coursing beside Bellerophon only to drop us into Soadi ' s lap, into a sacri- fice to Baal or into a starving man ' s studio. No care is taken of one ' s feelings so long as one outwardly shows no reactions. Gil is improvising. Be it marimba or any other instrument the result is the same. Lute players of old would bow in recognition. Evading the rigorous side of life is not part of Gil ' s temperament, for there is no one whose favor he has ever declined nor any friend to whom he has not offered his services when he could be of assistance. Such actions linked with a pleasing personality and one of the best of dispositions, have won him a place with us which will be difficult to fill. Gil is also an artist at catering to the needs of the drawing room, but, at times by preference, he eludes them and follows the tracks of the deer or turns into an adept nim- rod. It may be this latter influence or just his love of the fundamental, we know not which, but he is a man who is thoroughly genuine. CORPORAL L ORCHESTRA 4 431 CAMP ILLUMINAT I LEADER I COMMITTEE HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 3 1 I COLOR LINE RING COMMITTEE RIFLE MARKSMAN ROBERT CAMPBELL ALOE AT LARGE HONOLULU, HAWAI jUT your thumb down, Mr. Aloe " — onlv the voice of the tac, awakening our hero from his dreams of shingled heads, baby faces, and silken knees, to the harsh reality of doughboy drill. To Bob, the value of such maneuvers has always been doubtful, except as an opportunity for deep meditation. When Bob was a kid, running wild over numerous Army posts, he kept his cars open; consequently, he was too wise a bird to attract undue notice as a Plebe. Since then, however, the T. D. has devoted considerable attention to his proper up-bringing, even going so far as to force him to buy chevrons. Bob ' s triumph o cr the savage seems to be incomplete. Our recollection of him as a boy always .issoci.itcs liiin with some sort of primitive weapon. As a Plebe, his dexterity with the war-ciuh n.iturally led him into lacrosse; yearling year, he chose polo — still he must wield a stick. When Bob goes to the Happy Hunting Grounds, he will require a polo field for his complete entertainment. One of his first acquirements was a horse, and he has loved them ever since. Give him a bronco, and companions with the carefree turbulent spirits of the polo squad and they ' ll be a happy crew. SERGBANT 1 POLO } 1 I LACROSSE 4 HORSESHOW 1 I fl t MANUEL JOSE ASENSIO 3RD DISTRICT MISSOURI HIGHLAND FALLS, N. V. N error in judgment, a faulty execution, a misunderstood order have sent thous- ands to their deaths. But no accident of regal colour ever stood Soo men in the rain, bemoaning their tarnished brasses and their limp trousers, as when Asensio received his stars. In the sanctuary of the Academic Board a tenth of a tenth sighted starboard instead of port proclaimed that Mone should scintillate. But a brain that can send 800 pairs of trousers to a watery grave must have possibili- ties. Witness Mone, the supply sergeant, gathering the damaged goods like a shepherd tending his flock. Observe the mother ' s care which he gives each broken doorknob and splintered gunrack. Regard the flourish of his Castilian elegance as he affords his rubrica to the damage report. Castilian elegance! That is Mone. His is the savoir faire of Highland Falls. He knew the Acade!ii - too well before he entered, so that nothing disturbed his equanimity, except perhaps when he failed to win the extra pie in the Mess Hall bacarat. For Mone can eat. His voracity is exceeded only by his virtue, and his prehensile messing by his lacrosse playing. W ' c know that, in later life, the notes of " Soupy " will sound to him like the woodwinds in " De Valkyrie. ' COLOR CORPORAL T. SUPPLY SERGEANT I A.B. O.A. HOCKIiY 432. LACROSSE 1 STARS 4 POINTER 5 H OW now to write a biography of the man with whom one has roomed for four eventful years? How to make a plain statement appear other than damning, with faint praise in the face of the general eulogistic tendency of biography that is written contemporaneously? Frankly, we do not know. To the reader who knows George, little or nothing need be said ; it is rather to the casual reader, leafing idly through this volume that the few following words are directed. What then are George ' s likes and dislikes, what are his pet foibles? He likes good cigars, riding, baseball, swimming, John Galsworthy, blondes, brunettes, roast beef, Don Byrne, skiing, Philadelphia, and cinnamon toast. He dislikes colored shirts, hundred-percenters, current periodical fiction, and the popular West Point custom of having O. A. O. ' s. His pet foibles are: sleeping between reveille and police-call, the fact that after four years of opportunity he has failed to learn how to argue intelligently, and the ridiculous delusion that one can receive more letters than one writes. A likable chap. .ACTING CORPOR. L 3 CORPOR. ' L 2. SUPPLY SEROE. NT 1 LIEUTENANT I BEAST DETAIL BASEBALL 4 3 1 I BASEBALL SUMMER CAMP 3 I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 1 1 CHOIR 4 3 2. 1 V ROY W ILLIAM AXUP 2.0TH DISTRICT OHIO CLEVELAND, O. TO come from Ohio is in itself one step toward immediate success. No other state has contributed more Presidents or more distinguished soldiers to the nation. In all circles, theOhioan of parts is conceded a position per se, and a certain regard follows him wherever he goes. In the genial Hez we have the perfect Ohioan; good- natured, good-humored and liberally endowed with those qualities which go to make an officer more than a mere gentleman. Helpfulness is Hez ' s kxvnote. No man is more willing to help the less fortunate, whether thev be of his own class or of the under classes; no man will put himself out more for his friends. But this helpfulness, too, is his weakness. No one is more willing to help fill the extra place in the war canoe, the fourth at bridge, or the doubles on the tennis court. A math problem helps Hez to go to sleep; a question in Engineering produces unconsciousness. Let someone else studv it, it ' s time to plav golf. When all sports call can Hez be far behind? Wherever he goes he can not fail to do himself and the Army credit. His tolerance, his gentlemanly ' beanng . . . we could add many virtues to his long list of charming characteristics. ' Let us say that Hez is certain to be a success, and that Ohio will be as proud of him as we are. CORPOR.- L 2. SERGE. ' N ' T STOL EXPERT ni - 1 rai|l HENRY M. BAILEY lOTH DISTRICT GEORGIA HARLEM, GA. HY do we welcome the west wind? For its coolness, refreshing amidst the heat and hurry of life; for its soothing gentleness after a blustering storm; for its silence, disturbed only by its phantom flight through the trees; for its gentle caress as it smooths a field of clover. Could a human being affect us thus? Henry very nearly does. His quiet calm is never ruffled; no driving haste disturbs his quiet coming and going; his voice is low, his speech as soft as the down upon a Georgian peach. His pleasures are in keeping with the picture. Painting, music, poetry — the three altars of harmony, receive his hard-earned sacrifices. Hard earned? Yes, for much of Henry ' s time is occupied by the eternal pursuit of a i.o, the elusive will-o ' -the-wisp of all goats. But let us view him in another light. We see a man who takes misfortune as calmly as he does success; examinations have not discouraged him, a slug did not bring brooding into his house. We also see him a member of a carefree, mischief-loving, hard-fighting crew — the goat football team. We see hi m now as we always have — an understanding roommate, an unusual character and a true friend. A.D. RIFLE MARKSMAN m iiil MALCOLM FREDERICK BAUER IITH DIbTRICT NEW jERSEV BROOKLYN, N. Y. TAL has the reputation of never having been convinced. Tenths may come and tenths mavgo, but still he cannot be shaken in his faith that the book is wrong. Jn fact he believes that a few of his own interpolations are a necessity. But he found, as many another Kaydet has, that such a belief, though commendable, is not looked upon vvith favor and so he came to ' 17. Strangers visiting a metropolis, frequently remark with curiosity the indilierence of the inhabitants to life about them. This urbanity is characteristic of Mai. Nothing ever surprises him; no circumstance leaves him speechless in wonderment, for lite in the city accustoms one to the unusual. It is the same in his relations with men; he minds his business and expects the favor to be returned. However, strangers have also dis- covered that once this metropolitan unconcern is penetrated, the sub)ect is as other men are. So with Mai. A little patience reveals in him some of the most lovable ot human qualities. Loss of temper is unknown in him, his generosity knows no bounds; his sense of humor is a source of pleasure to all. As Humor Editor of the Pointer he has helped us to many a laugh — may his store of grinds never fail. RIFLE SQUAD HUMOR EDITOR POINTER I RIFLE EXPERT PIWIL SHARPSHOOTER RAYMOND EARLE BELL 3RD DISTRICT FLORIDA PENSACOLA, TLA. LORIDA, endeared to romance for its secret of Eternal Youth, beautiful with its Spanish architecture, dismal with its moss-hung Everglades, bright with a southern sun, delightful with its warm Gulf water, busy with its newly-claimed prosperity. Does it not take courage and an adventurous spirit to forsake such a land for the bleak- ness of West Point? True, but that is characteristic of Ray. His restlessness shies at the drabness of life and reaches for the unusual and the exciting, and so he chose the life of the soldier. Along with the usual favors from the T. D., Rav received one entirely unique — a blind drag. He enjoved the occasion so much that he has haunted Cullum ever since. We always see him there, and from the smile he wears, we judge him to be a successful snake. And why not? Few femmes can resist the softness of a southern accent. Ray has a warmth and sincerity that marks him in any company, and a sympathy that softens every heart. He takes life with a smile that denotes confidence ir ' thereby winning ' the confidence of others. If a man may be judged by his ideals, deserves the esteem in which we hold him. CORPORAL -L SERGEANT I BASEBALL 43X1 " a " 3 INDOOR MEET 4 SU BASEBALL LEAGUE 3 I HUNDREDTH NIGHT L I COLOR LINE I GEORGE EMERICUS BENDER iOTH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA EBENSBURG, PENNA. EMMA ' S ancestors were flourishing Dutch colonists; sturdy men who worked hard, never cheated the Indians, and always paid their debts. The old strain runs true; it takes the old pioneer courage to leave that Elysium of Penn ' s woods with its good beer, fine pretzels, and Lebannon Bologna, for the hash, slum and lister bags of Camp Crematorium-on-the-Popolopen. It takes a power of will to desert schnitz and schnapps for apple-rice. Shade of Conrad Weiser. Everything worth while entails a sacrifice. Another Pennsylvania volunteer puts on the Gray. Since then the Chief has shone with intermittent brilliancy; dunkel in October and April; Hellrote during the writs; the white gloves are worn only to P.irades. Who has ever seen him peeved? A rainv day parade, a week-end m confinement, a holiday N.C.O. tour; Emma meets them ' all with the same placid smile, and with the same Teutonic perseverance with which he shoots a basket or circles the track. Trv him out at anything. He wastes no words, assumes no poses,— his constancy is as immutable as the hills. A gritty, hard fighting man; absolutely sincere, loyal and asking favors of no one; a brilliant grad and an impossible engineer. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT UtPSHOOTER PAUL DUNN CHARLES BERRIGAN MASSACHUSETTS NATIONAL GUARD BOSTON, MASS. AUL ' S countenance showed no trace of the genius it masked when he was con- fronted with the Beast Detail, but after the real brain-work began he soon found his little seat in the first section and held it. To disprove the theory that these students par excellence forsake the society of man to attain their ends, he has always been the first in frivolity and the last in file-boning. A few minutes of application each night, and he is ready to help les miserables or to join them in their merrymaking. As a noise maker Berrigan stands supreme. Gifted with an Irish tongue and Irish imag- ination he balks at nothing in the realm of accoustics. Single h.nidcd he can imitate an old time battle and omit no detail from the first trumpet c.ill, through musketry and cannonade, to the last neighing of riderless horse. Paul is one of those lucky individuals who carry their sense of humor into the toughest jobs and get perfect results. Work is like medicine and needs Havoring — he flavors his with gaiety. To go into battle with a |est on one ' s lips is the soldier ' s dream — for Paul it will surely come true. CORPORAL i SERGEANT 1 ASSISTANT MANAGER TENNIS 3 L MANAGER I BEAST DETAIL I SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 1 I RULE SHARPSHOOTER CHARLES PENNOYER BIXEL 1ST DISTRICT ILLINOIS CHICAGO, ILL. A S a realization of hovhood dreams, Bix came to West Point prepared to he military l lit any cost. We can still see him as a Plebe, his chin pulled back as was the fash- A ion of those times. But the picture always moved his persecutors to laughter, to which Bix responded with a wrmkle-surrounded grin. Plebes soon learn th.it laughter relaxes discipline. Bix thoroughly believes in self-determination, and so he considers all prescribed work as a necessary evil. However, his wives shamelessly take advantage of his gullibility to extract from him more than his legitimate share of the policing. Although Bix shares with us all our abhorrence of imposed labor, he is a hard task-master over him- self. His energy has led him into many fields of endeavor. In fencing especially has he won fame, success, and the captaincy of the team. Bovhood dreams! Wild thev are, and far reaching; what a happy man is he who sees them ' materialize! Bix should be happv, for one at least of his has come true— he is a thorough soldier. Courage, energv, and determination, the ground-work; directness a refinement; bodily streng ' th an ernbellishment; optimism and zeal, the binding cement— these are the elements of the soldier; they are Bix. HUNDREDTH NIGHT SOCCER 2. 1 INDOOR . CTING CORPORAL 2. I COLOR LINE ? CORPORAL 2. SUPPLY SERGEANT I POINTER CHOIR 4 3 2. I FENCING 4 3 1 I MINOR A : MEET 3 2. ING COM.MITTEE WILLIAM RAPIER FRANCIS BLEAKNEY iND DISTRICT NEW YORK NEW YORK CITY jACK in the dark ages when Plebes were Plebes and the going rough, a long prog- nathous jaw protruded itself around the corner of the Administration Building and remarkecl, " Cadet Bleakney reports for observation and treatment. " Since then he has been a constant visitor at West Point. Before he came to us, Bong pursued the armv life, serving both on the border with the Cavalry and sporting the wings of a pilot during our last jolly old scrap, which makes him a real campaigner. As to his accomplishments — he ' s an artist of no mean ability as his draw ings for the Pointer and the Howitzer will demonstrate; an atrocious musician, as one concert with his banjo will prove. Bong possesses the happiest faculties in the world; those of making and keeping friends and of having a keen sense of humor; these have always helped him keep his head above water after the numerous broadsides of the Academic Board and the Tactical Department. A bulldog spirit of tenacity has marked him all through his career at the Point and his motto is justlv famous: " A man who won ' t admit he ' : licked. " HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 2. CAMP I LLUMIN. TION } WRESTLING TEACHER 3 2. PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIPLE MARKSM i STANLEY BURTON BONNER I9TH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA EDINBORO, PA. E)EFORE the end of Beast Barracks, Chauncey had established a reputation for . blaseity that has never waned; to the contrary, an accumuLition of incidents ' ) each year has built up the legend until he is now without a rival. He was the last man dressed at his first bath formation and most of the succeeding ones, yet he always managed to talk his way out of the usual reward. In the art of hazing instructors he is a master. A vivid imagination supplies him with weapons; a glib tongue meets every argument; a boldly assumed innocence disguises his wit; and he gets away with it. In en ' tertaining chaperones (the supreme test!) he displays a confidence and adroitness that assures us that all feminine wiles are unsuccessful under his deft handling. Chauncey is a natural actor. His wit is spontaneous, and his love of comedy is always in evidence. Lacking nothing in confidence, gifted with individuality and a rhetorical manner of conversation, spurred on by imagination, he is forever entertaining us with gesture, speech and song. His solos at chapel or Hundredth Night Shows are always loud and sometimes melodious. When he is acting, Stan is amusing; at other times he is a chiirming conversationalist and a good sport, never despondent, never excited, always enthusiastic, always different. CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT 1 BATTALION SERGEANT MAJOR 4311 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 3 RIFLE 1 I BEAST DETAIL I CHOIR IILE EXPERT CHARLES DRUNDY BROWN 6th district new YORK DROOKLYN, N. Y. IN BRUNDY you see your true cosmopolitan. Although appointed from Brooklyn he IS own brother to the soldier in " What Price Glory " who could go nowhere without going home. His career as a deckhand on the steamers of the Hudson River Day Line may have inspired him with an unquenchable desire to visit foreign parts. At any rate, when he joined us in ' X3, his fund of first hand knowledge of Northern Europe was considerably more than is gained in the period of a furlough. When we returned from furlough, he had pictures of St. Paul ' s and Buckingham Palace. We all have our moments when we see clearly what is wrong with the Academv. It remained for Brown to discover what we overlooked. A man can ' t find a good piano here. Many a piece of great music will never be heard because the man and the instru- ment were not together at the proper moment. Brundy has one quality which we have tried unsuccessfully for four years to eradicate. He will pun on any occasion, at times without any provocation whatever. It seems hopeless but he mav be cured some day. We wonder. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 1 LIEUTENANT I SUNDAY SCHOOL SQUAD 4 5 11 ORCHES- TRA 431 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 3 1 I B.A. A.D. COLOR LINE 4 3 I HOWITZER BOARD I 1 FREDERIC JOSEPH BROWN, Jr. 2.XD DISTRICT SOUTH DAKOTA BRITTON, S. D. FREDERIC JOSEPH is South Dakota ' s only representative in the Class of ' 2.7, but his state is not so poorlv represented for ' a ' that. He has the enviable ability to accomplish much with but little effort, so has plenty of time to devote to his various hobbies. Unfortunatelv the T. D. has decreed that the perfection of radio be postponed until after Brown graduates, so his activities have been limited correspondingly. Brown is primarily a hard man. As Plebes, we first realized his ternbleness vvhen he would come into the room, dropping at the threshold all Plebe docility and picking up some such weightv object as a pencil or match box, would bang it down with the exclam- ation, ' Tm a har-r-rd man! " We would quake before his wrath. Always a sure source of skags, F.J. never fails to flavor the bummed Lucky with a bit of philosophy, advice, or his rare humor. And the flavor of his H. L. Mencken runs through it all, for, as becomes all " har-r-rd men, " he is a confirmed cynic May his " hardness " be put on ice the first few months after reaching his first post, for his Battery Commander might feel out of the competition, and Frederic might have too much chance to practice his hardness at reveille. CORPORAL L SERGEANT I FIRST SERGEANT I BEAST DETAIL 1 I ' ISTOL SQUAD 3 L I PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT 1 JOHN MILTON BURGE,Jr. 1ST DISTRICT NEW JERSEY CAMDEN, N. J. IN 1510 Milt had a strong desire to enter West Point, but side-tracked the idea and went to the University of Delaware. However, the desire to be a soldier could not be fulfilled at school or in the National Guard to which Milt belonged so he came to West Point and proceeded to make his dreams come true. Milt or Jack — his classmates preferred the diminutive — is noted for his determination, his frankness, his success at Cullum and his unusually clear-cut aptitude for an Army career. As a Plebe he was noted for speaking his mind and this characteristic has followed him throughout his four years at the Academv. We accuse him of frankness yet we ac- claim his ready wittiness and ever present tact. Jack surely would be successful as a militarv attache. Good sound judgment and the courage of his convictions has mj him a leader and won for him a host of life-long friends. The future? ust wait! Milt is boning " Field with. " We ' ll bet he ' ll make g matter what he undertakes in this world and above all he is sure to make a wide circle of friends wherever he goes. BEAST DET, NIGHT 4 HOP ii8 by tne rude briaqe tkat arcned the ilood, Ineir ilag to April ' s breeze iiniurlea, uere once tne emDattled larmers stood, And lired tne snot neard round tne world. ' me y: cm. TH£ SHOT HtAXD ■ ' liOUSD THt llVIiLD, 1775 I!i WOODBURY M. BURGESS 5TH DISTRICT MINNESOTA MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. URGI is an active and popular member of the younger set of the class ()f ' 17. . But despite his lack of years he is very precocious and has a savior faire that y would do justice to any courtier. Few men have taken a greater interest in Corps activities, CuUum athletics, sports, mental gymnastics, and the like than Woody, and therein lies our tale. Although Woody received early training in military science at tin school (a man ' s a man for a ' that) ' his merits were soon discovered by the T. D. and he has ever since stood high as a make. Academics proved to be no stumbling block and his enthusiasm led him to do his bit toward making the place safe for yearlings by establishing a math class which was al- ways well attended. Athletics and academic work did not require all of Surge ' s time, v.-hich is clearly shown bv a rare abilitv at bridge and a wav with the femnics. Such graces are only attained, ' we are told, bv long practice, and Woodv has lost no opportunity to make him- self the Chesterfield of the Corps. Look where the fun is liveliest, conversation highest, and adventure likeliest — there you will find him, always. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 1. LIEUTENANT I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 5 L I CHOIR 4 RIl ,T DETAIL GOLF 1 I HOWITZER 1 D PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER I iir LAWTON BUTLER AT LARGE NEVADA BERKELEY, CALIF. BUZZ is the living spirit of independence. He says what he thinks and does what he pleases, but always with humor and tact. There is only one place where he cannot feel at home — the Academic Building. Here his manner changes to the wariness of the hunted — strange in Buzz. The two subjects that have constantly held Buzz ' s interest are polo and the cavalry, for both of which he js well fitted. Brought up in the saddle, he likes nothing better than to ride a spirited horse. While covv-punching in Nevada, Buzz rode many wild ponies, but has vet to find one he could not handle and tame. After breaking all the broncos in the southwest, Buzz decided to enter the army. It was indeed a lucky day for ' 17, for could we get along without his battle cry of " Ain ' t I wit ya? Buzz is one of the most loyal members of the Goats. In addition to being a life mem- ber, he coached the goat football team into a machine that sent the Engineer ' s castles trembling from the air. His success here proves the old saying, " A good handler of horses, a good handler of men. " CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I PIN COMMITTEE 4 HORSE SHOW 1 SUMMER CAMP BASEBALL 3 BASEBALL 4 POLO 3 1 I MANAGER OF POLO I A.Ii. DOUGLAS CAMPBELL 8th district new jersey newark, n. j... ' ITH much preliminary training at St. John ' s — of a genre so similar practically and theoretically as to raise grave suspicions in our hearts — Doug came to us fresh and smiling. Flanked on one side with a penchant for the racy magazines, and on the other with a firm conviction that studies would interfere with his education, Doug managed to keep his amateur standing spotless until the call came for the first Christmas examinations. But all this is rather technical. We have not said how pleasing a comrade we have found him, how unfailing are his good spirits and his cheer. Dark clouds do not exist when Doug is near. He does not have to dispell them by noisy activity, either. His per- sonality and his charm are more potent than a dozen rallies. We have not told you that when Doug comes around it is usually to get one to accom- pany him to the Boodler ' s. They say that his life here has been a series of downs and ups, too, • . • ■ down to the Boodler ' s and up again; voracious ' ernon they call him when he IS lush with coupon checks. But Doug is very generous withal. He is never stubborn, always tolerant and willing to learn and listen; a joy to have as a companion. SERGEANT I li .. WILLARD BURTON CARLOCK I7TH DISTRICT ILLINOIS CARLOCK, ILL. ' ' HO are you, Mr. Dumbjohn? " " Mr. Carlock, graduate of Carlock High School, Carlock, Illinois, sir. I am the I Company wall flower, sir. My hair is a sky blue pink with a - " and so on ad infinitum. That is a complete introduction to Dill, and it also explains why he has never missed a Christmas Leave — this earlv memory course while he was still a Plebe. It was a rather difficult job to classify Bill, as he is just that size at which he may be called either a " runt " or a " flanker. " ' And at various times in his career he has been forced to defend the merits of each, having graced both G and I Companies. His inde- terminate size often made us wonder how he gained such a widespre.id reputation. Perhaps it is due to his baby blue eyes, his winsome smile, and the .skin you love to touch. Quiet, unassuming, and with a rounded face ever ready to break forth into laughter— that IS Bill as the Corps knows him. This characteristic plus the magnetic qualities of an F. D. Coat, and an equally magnetic mid-Western line are sufficient to put him across with the fair sex anytime. Bill has been set for the " Coast With " ever since Yearling Christmas Leave, and al- though we know he would prefer the " Air With, " we trust that he will not get the air. JOHN CARMICHAEL.Jr. 6th district MARYLAND HAGERSTOWN, MD. A TRUE soldier. Jack came from military ancestors. It was thus only natural that he showed a great liking for the Army, ' and to kindle the martial spark he attended .the Shenandoah Valley Military Academy. There he spent four successful years preparing himself for his goal : West Point. Here we knew him for his good cheer. We were always certain of a smile in greeting and of joyous hours spent in genial comradeship. A nature full of fun but of sober depth was his. His was an intellect rich with a sense of humor, laughing away cares and apply- ing cheerful balm to all harsh hardships. No one of us liked Jack,— we loved him. It was hot on the maneuver field that day. The practice attack had just jumped off and the artillery was laying down a rolling barrage. The Engineers had just bridged the swollen Popolopen when a premature burst sprayed the first line with shrapnel. They placed Jack upon a stretcher and bore him from the field. He sat upright and smoked a cigarette while he joked with us. We saw him last as he disappeared in the woods, still sitting upright and waving his hand and smiling .... One does not forget a man like that. Such spirit never dies. He lives now . first in " K " Company and endeared in the hearts of his classmates. HOP MAN.AGER POINTER CADET ORCHESTRA HUNDREDTH NIGHT I t Z !- ! EDWIN W. CHAMBERLAIN SENATORIAL IDAHO MOSCOW, IDA. ' ' E have often heard the crv of " Pity the poor working girl, " but never has this been applied to man, the logical assumption being that it is inappropriate— and Red has proved that it is even so. He has demonstrated his ability in diverse occupations. He started learning his " p ' s " and " q ' s " about the material side of man ' s survival by working as a printer ' s devil; deciding to delve deeper into the problem he became a miner and as such spent the darkest davs of his existence; then an inherent paternal spirit manifested itself with the result that Bill joined the Forest Rangers to work in a tree nurserv; and even brick making has not escaped him. Adventure and glory called him to their colors after two years at the University of Idaho, so he journeyed across the continent to qualify for a Sam Browne. Here he has found opportunity in part to satisfy his literary yearnings and to that end has always been associated with the " Pointer " until he has become one ot its mainstays. " Gold ' bars don ' t make a millionaire, " savs Bill, " but their weight helps to keep one ' s head out of the clouds. " They do not, however, hold such an individual to a common level, as we shall presently see. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I BEAST DETAIL BOXING SQUAD 5 CROSS COUNTRY 4 POINTER 43X1 ASSOCIATE EDITOR 1 HUNDREDTH NIGHT I i EDWARD WHITNEY CLINCH 1ST DISTRICT FLORIDA TAMPA, FLA. ED did not come to us riding on the crest of a Miami hurricane, his advent into our midst was not that melodramatic. But it was not long before we were as much aware of his presence as if he had thus boldly proclaimed his presence. This was not due to forwardness on his part, but to the natural attractiveness of his personality. To Ned writing was a great source of pleasure. Poetry was a ready means of expressing himself as is shown by many contributions to the " Pointer. " In all activities he took a prominent part. Fencing was his mainstay in athletics. It was natural that Ned should be a student. Studies were very easv for him and his help givento less fortunate ones aided many of us to defeat the Academic Board in our semi-annual skirmish. But these do not give us the key to our great admiration for Ned. It was necessary to talk to him in order to really know him. To hear him tell of life in Florida was to visualize Olympus; the commonplace faded into the sublime. Our disappointments and trials disappeared before his cheerful encouragement. There is no one we will remember as a greater comrade. Wherever we go and under any condition wc will feel that we are the better for havinii known him. ACTING CORPOn 5 FENCING POINTER RING COMMITTEE RIFLE EXPERT PISTOL MARKSMAN 136 ARTHUR LAYTON COBB SENATORIAL SOUTH CAROLINA GREENVILLE, S. C. FROM the green hills of the south came this little soldier boy with ideas of his own on the proper way to run a military academy. In his short life he has probably done more manual of arms than the oldest amongst us, and it is to his credit that said manual has won the approval of more than one of the fair sex. Ty has long proved his worth and ability — it has taken him five years to prove it, but that cannot be held against anyone who has the will to do. From the very beginning his cheerfulness, his aid and his splendid personality have won the hearts of all who have come into contact with him. When not entertaining his friends, Ty can be found on his beloved baseball field. For three long years his bandy legs have been seen scrambling about the third sack. His long, clean, hits have often brought the spectators to their feet. It was Layton s sterling playing in the Navv game of ' i6 that pulled the Army out of a hole. We ' il alwavs keep an ear up wind for your cry of " Hava! Hava! " Ty, and when it comes, our hearts will be glad. CORPORAL 1 BASEBALL 4 •? 1 I " a " ? 1 I CAPTAIN I II 14TH DISTRICT NEW YORK NEW YORK CITY ANG warfare ended in little old N ' Yawk just four years ago. Burly Bronx cops (I could at last promenade singly and with a sense of security. A million timid souls jr awoke to a new realization of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Sweet- ness and light were everywhere . . . Jimmy Collins had gone. We have had the pleasure of knowing Jimmy Collins for four years. We have seen him leading his own life as he darn well pleases We have seen his Irish on the Lacrosse field— slamming his one hundred and thirty-five pounds of wildcat against two hundred pounds of braw-n. We have seen him in Paris searching for a beefsteak, oblivious to filles channantes, to flambovant cabarets, and to the Trocadero. We have seen him heartily disgusted with the stupidity of a German steward for changing, on a passenger list, James F. Collins to Herr CoUina. Jimmy clings tenaciously to a gruff reserve with anyone whom he classes as unknown. Abruptly he makes his decision; abruptly he beams upon the stranger. Then he is a friencl for life,— staunch and sincere. He may remain in the Army. He may try politics, law, or high finance. What difference does it make? We know that he will live and act as he hims ' elf sees fit,— his own man. CORPOR. L 2. SERGEANT I LACROSSE 4 3 2-1 ASST. ADVERTISING MANAGER HOWITZER RIFLE MARKSMAN itf REYNOLDS CONDON IIND DISTRICT ILLINOIS EAST ST. LOUIS, ILL. nriHIS has been said admiringly: " Mid is the most cold-bloodedly brave man in the I Corps. " The well-known quotation expresses the idea of his capability to handle -IL any situation without becoming even slightly excited. Several military schools form a background for his life at West Point. There was also a year at Annapolis. But heredity won; Mid was predestined to the Army. After g roping in the maze of professions he followed his father and brother. Often a well-proportioned giant enters the division crying, " I challenge anybody to anvthing! " Whatever the choice of the responder Mid is ready to box, to wrestle, to play tennis or parlor games. He learns with the briefest study. That is why he can absorb so much literature external to academic work and still be a good scholar. But he is always generous with his time as with his property. Tenacity is obvious as one of his characteristics when you remem- ber how he painstakingly worked for days, then broke the Academy fence-vault record. Once, innocently. Mid looked up from a letter he was composing to ask, " How do you spell precious? " A lady ' s man perhaps — certainly not a ladies ' man. ACTING CORPOR.AL 5 CORPORAL 1 LIEUTENANT I TENCING 4 liOXING , I POLO 1 HOWITZER I INDOOR MEET 4 3 i I ELECTION COMMITTEE PISTOL MARKSMAN RITLE MARKSMAN ZND DISTJUCT MISSISSII OSSINING, N. Y. T HE great bald face of Storm King which serenely weathers ice, snow, and rain, is reminiscent of this man ' s nature. Calm, serene, anruffled, he goes his way, heed- less of the storms that rage about him. While other men are giving way to passion he looks on patiently as if to say, " What of it? " When the smoke has finally cleared, we gaze with awe upon Fox ' s unworried, yet beaming, countenance. For he does beam, especially when a certain mop of red hair is around. Is he playful? He resembles nothing more than a bear cub. He means to be harmless, but his bear-like hugs and blows are avoided by the wise. When he rises from his chair, yawns, and stretches his mighty limbs, his friends wisely admonish, " Now Fox, sit down like a Nize Baby. " For Fox is looking for a tussle, playful of course, but none the less dangerous. Looking deeper, we see a man whom we have learned to love and admire. A student bv nature, fo ' nd of mathematics, psxclmlogy, and philosophy. He is well read and has a vast fund of information w hicli he is always ready to dispense in his slow, studied, speech. His steadfastness and reli.diility impress us; and as a friend, he ' s there. SERGEANT I FOOTD. LL 3 1 I MONOGRAM i INDOOR MEET 4 I ELECTION COMMITTEE 3 2. RirLE SHARPSHOOTER JOSEPH WINSTON COX 5TH DISTRICT VIRGINIA WASHINGTON, D. C. N this era, recognition of a man ' s capabilities requires that he possess more abihty than that with which he is credited .... The Cub reporter dangled his legs over the table. His first assignment. He remem- bered that Cadet Cox was called " the big ' K ' Company politician. " The Cub knew several women who said they liked Mr. Cox as much as they liked his dancmg. " He had such a charming air! " The Cub wondered. He knew nothing detrimental to write of his man. Would the average reader think his words just another newspaper story? " Remember, " the editor had said, " Your man is very capable, takes himself seriouslv and is likewise regarded, but he has outbursts of wit and fun. Popular, too well- liked. " The Cub fidgeted. This Cadet Cox had so many activities to manage and was himself so busily engaged otherwise that he might not return that altcrnoon. The Cub idly conjured a picture of the famous Cox smile. Ah, ves, an able leader and a gallant gentleman. The Cub was grateful that the person to be interviewed was so important. Why, he could now write his story without having seen Cadet Cox, and every word he wrote would be true. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. CAPTAIN I FOOTBALL SQUAD 5 2- MANAGER OF HOCKEY SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 1 I SUPERINTENDENT I HONOR COMMITTEE BOARD OF GOVER- NORS CLASS SECRETARY 3 2. I RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL MARKSMAN I JOHN ROBERT CRUME,Jr. 4TH DISTRICT KENTLXKY BARDSTOWN, KY. r ICTURE a Plebe in Beast Barracks grinding his B - plate. What are his thoughts? Does his mind harken to his savage ancestor, toiling over his stone hatchet? Not Cockv ' s. He dreamed of the lost joys of Kentucky University. More than once his dreams wandered to the thoughts of resignation. He reached for more pomade. Picture an area bird, his feet burning from an August sun. Does he dream of his fore- fathers treading red hot iron as trial by ordeal? Not Cocky; he recalled three years well spent. No thoughts of resignation now; Kentucky just a poignant memory— also the latest femme. Picture G Company during C. Q.— Cocky everywhere. Twenty minutes on his own work — twentv-five would have given him stars. The Goats need help. Cocky to the rescue! Tattoo; sentinel from the Blue Grass; " most beautiful women, fastest horses. " Wife tells a yarn past belief; Cocky begins one and gurgles the finish under the faucet. Taps. Cocky jabbers away into the night. The sauce of life contains many flavors, but Cocky ' s kind adds the spice. When he laughs you must laugh with him ' ; when he frowns, the incongruiry makes you laugh again. When he falls m love you are regaled with odes to beauty; when she marries a cit he is depressed— ' til the next femme, and you laugh. But when he talks! Gods, what a line! How we hate to lose him! CORPORAL 2. MARKSMAN JAMES DOUGLAS CURTIS IND DISTRICT MICHIGAN JACKSON, MICH. A FLEECY white cloud obscured the sun an instant, then passed on, leaving fair weather. Thus " Cloudy " Curtis received his nickname. His frowns are transient . like the vapors. He stands easily on the diving platform, gazing scornfully into life ' s pool. Then swiftly and gracefully he dives for a merry swim. One tells that " Cloudy " slept while the train passed his station. Later he woke up unperturbed and flattered a stranger by borrowing half a dollar. So much the calm and even friend. He tolerates regulations, grumbles at dissatisfying conditions, but always has an enjoyable time. In " Cloudy " one finds the savotr f.un ' of the two American continents as well as the best characteristics of a Kentuckian. Always a duck in the pond of academic work, he floated lazily hither and thither with the currents. But a duck will not drown. Come to " Cloudy " to borrow cigarettes or an undershirt and it is proved that you will not leave empty-handed or bare back. Baccalaureate orators too often incite graduates to change. One ' s wish for " Cloudy " as he graduates is that he remain himself without alterations; then we shall be com- pletely satisfied. : ACTING CORPORAL 5 CORPORAL T- SERGI HUNDREDTH NIGHT 2. i Courtesy ScribnerV FliyL iKLl ' Ai -AT THe f l fJVfCH COV T tl m RAYMOND WILEY CURTIS IND DISTRICT MONTANA FORT BENTON, MONT. AVE vou ever seen a bale of cotton? There is so damn much compressed into such I a small space. Inch reminds one of this there IS much of everything contained in his compact bod " Ride ' em cowhov " with a big smile, and the harder they buck the louder he laughs. " Ray ' s hobbv is horses and not hobbv horses, " as Bobby says. Bobby ' s right; moreover Inch sits the saddle of life with the same charming grace and gay insouciance with which he masters a mustang. Some people learn to lead, but Inch has the inherent qualities of a leader. Two years he marched the C Companv class of 1917 with never a grumble from superior or subordin- ate. Such a leader we follow joyously through the streets of hell or a class in tactics. His high academic rank was never attained by refusing a hand in a bridge game or a word in a discussion. Just the gay, charming companion for a stag party or a mixed party; for Inch has wonderful ways with wonderful women. Many occupations he has had: shepherd, survevor, lumherni.in, hunter, college stud- ent, cadet, and others. His unfailing good humor, his love at |cst and pleasure, his man- ifold West Point activities, and our love for the man himself, will build his monument in our memories. CORPORAL 2. LIEUTEXA AGER BASKETBALL 1 T I BE. ST DETAIL POINTF.R 3 TR. CK 4 3 POLO 3 2. I M ■ CO.MPANY HOWITZER REPREsENT, TIVE I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN EDWARD GROW DALY SENATORIAL WYOMING LARAMIE, WYO. ' ANY men profess to have mottos: few live up to them. But the events of a man ' s life may satisfy the requirements of a stated principle. To Ted ' s life we may ap- ply this one! " See the end of everything. " His dominating characteristic is a deteriiynation to do the job and do it right; nothing can alter that purpose. With the instinct of the true soldier he sees where his duty lies, then sticks to his guns. These qualities would take any man a long way, but an unusual intelligence has combined to place Ted at the head of the class for three years. Ted busies himself with a well balanced miscellany of pastimes. When he feels obnox- ious he wrestles — with man or saxophone; in a more amiable mood, he tinkers with his radio (results questionable); if very hilarious, he may be beguiled into conversation; when life lags, he smokes his pipe, dreaming the while perhaps of lazy days in the Wy- oming Rockies; but always, in gay times or dull, he saves time for his letter, written in the companionship of a very charming picture. Years hence when memory grows dim, the goats will recall his tireless help, his room- mates the boodle from home, and everyone his sly humor and soldierly spirit. ACTING CORPORAL 5 CORPORAL 2. CAPTAIN I BEAST DETAIL WRESTLING 4 3 2. I SMALL A 1 I INDOOR MEET 43X1 CLASS NUMERALS 1 STARS 4 3 1 HEAD OF TENTH SQUAD I HONOR COMMITTEE 7. I RIFLE EXPERT 146 MAURICE FRANCIS DALY 1ST DISTRICT CONNECTICUT HARTFORD, CONN. HEN a man starts off as a farmer, shifts to flipping pancakes and baking pie crusts in a lumber camp, rustles gondolas in Colonel Carmichael ' s Western Maryland freight yard, plays four years of college football and basketball, then to top it all " comes to West Point for a finishing touch, there ' s really no way to speculate on his next move. That ' s Moe all over. One can never tell which wav he ' ll jump. He ' s just as apt to wind up a sheepherder as an Aviation Officer. At the Point, football and basketball didn ' t take up enough time, so he meddled in hockey, lacrosse, and dramatics with a remarkable degree of success. The success of his first appearance on the stage will insure him a job as a paper hanger if worse comes to worst. And still there was too much time left, so the Reeder-Daly Quartet was started. Its recommendations, growth, and development can best be told bv those who lived in South Barracks, for their patience and good nature were sorely tried each evening be- tween supper and call to quarters. If Moe persists in complying with his one and only regulation— " all_ rules and regu- lations are made solelv to try one ' s ordinarily sweet disposuion " — he ' ll be welcomed as heartily by everyone as by his classmates. CORPOR.AL 2. CATHOLIC CHAPEL CHOIR FOOTB.A LACROSSE 4 3 2. 1 HOCKEY BARNEY A ' ANT DAUGHTRY SENATORIAL GEORGIA REGISTER, GA. ' ' AY back in the dim 6o ' s Barney was a private in Sherman ' s Bald Headed Battalion which preceded that famous march from Atlanta to the sea. Since then he has been actively engaged in things military — things feminine and things for the hair. Thrice has he sent Ed. Pinaud into bankruptcy, but he still continues undaunted on his own primrose way. West Point has never bothered Barney. Given his daily six or eight letters, a locker full of boodle, a bottle of hair tonic, a few extra pairs of hop gloves, and he ' s happy. Captain of the Rifle Team, Red Grange of the Goats, H Co. ' s all-round intramural star, — all witness the versatility of this doughty Georgian. By instinct and bv breeding, Barney has a meticulous judgment of the correct shade of peach bloom. Yearling year he searched constantly, but in vain — the perfect blending was not to be found. Then came Furlo ' and perfection to his critical eye. Since then, he has been moon-eyed and dreamy, but June will bring a change. Long after the stars on his shoulders have tarnished, we shall remember this congeni lad fro ' in the South. Wittv by nature, kind-hearted by instinct, — the best of comrades. SERGEANT I RIFLE TEAM 3 1 I CAPTAIN 1 SUMMKR CAMP BASEBALL I WINNER SUM- MER CAMP TENNIS TOURNAMENT I RIFLE EXPERT PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER I 148 l Pil w GARRISON HOLT DAMDSON 13 RD DISTRICT NEW YORK BRONX, NEW YORK CITY rrr ' lHE championship of New York seesawed back and forth. Hard clean tackling; a recovered fumble; crash! a touchdown. More push, more fight, another touch- J-L down. Stuyvesant 14 — Dewitt Clinton o. The next vear the Army made a find. Who will ever forget Dave ' s fight on the football field at Yale and against the Navv? The same old fight that bore our troubles to the Com with such good results. Gar is the kind of a man vou read about, only more natural and unaffected,— a sort of a storv book hero humanized. His room has always been a regular class hall and general information bureau where foundation for many a goat has been staved off. His advice has alwavs been welcome and it is necessary. ' Those venerable gray hairs have borne gracefully many a burden. His initiative is spontaneous; his leadership is straightforward and natural. And besides he has a wonderful personality! Although not the possessor of a " line, " Dave is always heeded when he speaks. Full and unselfish enjovment of every human pleasure is his aim. Trulv a nature lover, he knows every bird by name and delights in a camping trip or a good long swim. W ith a generous heart, a gentle nature, a gripping personality, a perfect set-up, an enviable athletic record, and a firm command of every situation. Gar is one of the most natural leaders that West Point has produced. ITTEE 3 2. I FOOTB. LI. 4 3 2-1 ACTING CORPORAL CORPORAL 1 C. PTAIN I HONOR CONO VDOOR MEET 4 5 2. I BEAST DET.ML I VICE-PRESIDENT 1 I RIFLE AND PISTOL MARKSMAN 4 FREDERICK E ' ERETT DAY SENATORIAL IDAHO GRANGEVILLE, IDA. ROM that beautiful district of northern Idaho which overpowers one with a sense of boldness, of strength, and of ruggedness, there came a red-headed man full of the spirit of deviltry, yet with a sense of duty and determination characteristic of men of such an environment. He found the exacting life of a Plebe difficult after the freedom and independence|of his former years. But he was not long in becoming acclimated, for he possessed the determination and sense of duty essential to leadership. In the intra-mural teams Red was recognized as a hard hitting hard-playing sportsman. Often he has been the main-stay in bringing the company team through to the finals. Win or lose makes no difference to Red; he is in the game for the love of it. His love of games is the cause of his activity, too. He never sleeps in the daytime; he is always up and about at work or play. He has tackled his lessons with vim and vigor, and et he seems to do this with a non- chalance that never ruffles or perturbs him. His correspondence is faultlessly efficient too. No laches mar his social or his military career. His spirit and his personality will win the confidence of all in his chosen branch. CORPORAL 1 FIRST SERGE.A LIEUTENANT l u MATTHEW KEMP DEICHELMANN ,4TH DISTRICT NEW YORK INDIFFERENT, cheerful, optimistic, generous, there is our whole oiv. Dikes indifference resulted in low class standing, scads ot dements, pa. tial losses ot Christmas leaves, and three stripes but no chevrons. Sliding through fotir academic years in an effortless manner, Dike has followed the contention of many hat coUege IS a place to form friendships and not to acquire knowledge. Surelv he has made plent of friends, and, perhaps gleaned a few shreds of knowledge to boot. His cheerfulness and optimism need no explanatory remarks Any man who can lose five days of his first leave and yet joke about it, is possessed of these, surely As to m " enerositv-Skags? Boodle? See Dike. And his answer is always the same three words " On tL tabl?.- His house is always a hangout for those who !;■-_; ' -- b-a " s . . J " u f,„A clM,-r, r cfisfpfn rn rhp na ate. Ue hear that Uil e win nc His house IS alwavs a nangout lor muse wuu, ... - - " -.- ■ --- ••they ' re toasted " or who find slum distasteful to the palate. We hear hat Dike mil be followed this year by a vounger brother. Boodlers prepare for a continued slump in ' ' Sri has successfully completed two years as a cheerleader. H.s work ha, helped manv Armv teams to come through to victory when the odds we. e against them. We all agree that Dike is one of the best, and wish him the best of luck in his career. FENCING 4 TRACK NIGHT L CH CHOIR 432. i;rleader I INDOOR MEET L COLOR LINE 3 HUNDREDTH P ILLUMINATION I RIFLE MARKSMAN GEORGE TOW ' NSEND DERBY SENATORIAL LOUISIANA NEW ORLEANS, LA. West Point 1846 — George H. Derby, scholar and gentleman of letters graduates froii as a Second Lieutenant of Engineers. 1878 — George McC. Derby, builder of the old Cadet Gymnasium and ever famous for his many engineering accomplishments, graduates with highest honors as an Engineer officer. 1913 — Tuly md — As the Class of ' 17 enters; one of the first to arrive is George T. Derby. The Derby line is continued. George joined us after having spent two years as a member of the class of ' 2.5 at Princeton, and with the knowledge obtained there, plus his inherent ability, he fell in naturally with the intelligentsia of the class. A tvpical scholar, he is as absent-minded as the well-known professor, but he gets there just the same. " Better late than never " is his motto. George ' s most striking characteristic is his unselfishness with his knowledge. He is never too busy to help a Kaydet in distress, the very sight of an Academic casualty awakens a benevolent gleam in his eyes; which means that one more man will probably remain at West Point. His patience when teaching is inexhaustible, his afternoon classes are a by word in the Corps. Following the family tradition, George is taking the Engineers, so within a few years we expect to hear of many more famous works to add to the prestige of his illustrious family. CORPORAL 1 SERGliANT I REGIMENTAL SUPPLY SERGl- ANT I STARS 3 FENCING SQUAD 4 RIFLE SQUAD 2. I i ALBERT HAR ' EY DICKERSON LND DISTRICT KANSAS lOLA, KANS. S a wee sma ' laddie Dick played at tin soldiers even as you and I. But his playing was different. Where we fought a skirmish, he conducted a battle; where we J yL imagined a regiment, he marshalled an army. His dreams were realized one day when he left his cyclone-cellar too soon and woke up in the 5th Division. For all his playing, and dreaniing of brigades and divisions, it took an amazing number ot awkward squad sessions to teach him the school of the soldier. Dick ' s scheme of life is a puzzle. While we work he plays, while we bone he dreams; bridge, for us a luxury is a tonic for him; when our sleep is troubled by the ghosts of Pythagorus and Euclid, his is soothed by visions of the houris of Furlo. Yet, when the writs come Dick forges ahead; at inspection Dick is the spooniest; for every problem Dick has the solution. What is his secret? Capacity for detail combined with a light- ning-quick brain. His mind records facts like a stone tablet, and he uses them like a genius. Dick receives a large share of our chiding. We charge him with laziness, we revile him for conceit, we accuse him of fickleness— but we envv his popuhinty and re)0ice in his four stripes. CORPORAL L LIEUTENANT I CAPTAIN I A.B. RULE MARKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN INDOOR MEET ,1 ' ' I LEANDER LACHANCE DOAN 1ST DISTRICT ARIZONA DOUGLAS, ARIZ. CHUBBY, God bless you, you ' re worth the four years at West Point. We ' re better men for having known you. You ' ve cheered more men more times than anyone we know. We ' ll never forget those six stories — " Cave Creek, " " Agua Prieta, " " Mesquite and Mescal, " " Red Hot Smelter, " " Knives or Forks at Sherry ' s " and " A Chaperone at One A. M. ' s a Slug. " We ' re lonesome for your smoking sighs and burbles. We ' d even stand " Me an ' the Boy Friend " another hundred times. We ' d like to hop a bit or see again your Cheshire grin at Cullum. We recall; a Plehe much-soireed l- ecause of his easy name; a Yearling who nearly drowned diving for clocks off Bannermann ' s, who lived to typewrite the Class History the night before Christmas, who eclipsed a P. D. in his home-town that same Christmas, and who twice fought P. Echols to a three-tingered salute of defeat; a Furloman who returned from smelter acids with unholy stories, holy undershirts, .ind interesting Furlo tidbits told in sleep; a First Classman on the betail, Pointer, l olo Squad and Area; and a four-year Cadet with a heart murmur cured by reading d.iil - letters. And now, most generous, happy, carefree, helpful friend, when we must leave you we sound fully your familiar phrase, " Only one life, and God what a one! " CORPORAL BEAST DETAIL POLO SQUAD L POINTER STAFF 4 3 1 I ASS. CIRCULATION IRCULATION MGR. I B.A., A.B. COLOR LINE 3 RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER RALPH EDWIN DOTY -TH DISTRICT CALIFORNl PORTERVILLE, CALIF. HEN a handful of Missouri and Ohio farmers pitched their meal, their kids and their luck into a prairie schooner and set out for the gold diggin ' s, they started something. Dotv has surely done his share to finish it. For four icy winters he has been extolling the virtues of California; the lower the temperature, the higher our regard for the far-away land of sunshine. Some dav, when the most rollicking musical show for years is breaking performance records onBroadwav, we expect to hear that the author is a class-mate— Ralph Doty. He has the sort of electric temperament that sparkles with bits of humor and snatches of song. His wit is spontaneous and original, his melodies catchy and bright. As a com- poser, he combines the two qualities into tunes and skits that set fun at a premium. As evidence, let the curious turn to any complete ' 2.7 A-Book and see there a copy of • ' Old Furlo Moon " which he wrote to usher in the glorious days so dear to our mem- ones; or even better, ask Ralph to sing it as he has sung to us so often. Could California be brighter and merrier than this, her native son? CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I BASEBALL SUMMER LEAGUE -, I CHOIR 4 } 2. 1 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE EXPERT OUG stretched out a helping hand to a suffering classmate with his first day in I Beast Barracks, and has since then continued to be a good Samaritan. " ' Say, Doug, can you spare me a minute? How do you work this problem? Where do you keep your clean gloves? What ' s the lesson assignment in Phil? " All these were but incidentals in his everyday life. This trait above will win recognition any place; but when you couple it with his inordinate ability as a scavenger of things useful, you have another reason for success. Doug ' s table drawer was always a source of mystery and speculation to us. The Saturday morning housecleaning meant a disclosure of the accumulated fruits of a week; yards of string, buttons, nails, parts of several radio sets, and, it is rumored, a complete set of officer? spare parts for a Ford ca it any wonder that the T. D. here saw the supply With the coming of Doug a cherished I Co. tradition was smashed. We were a com- pany of goats and gloried in the fact. Doug little knew the havoc he wrought by garner- ing that pair of stars. We now hear of men in I Co. who are actually boning Engineers. A true friend, a light heart, an active and resourceful brain; Doug is indeed wealthy in the true riches of life. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL L CAPTAIN AND Rl: MANAGER HASEDALL T. GOAT-ENGINEER GA 2NTAL SUPPLY OFFICER I ASSISTANT STARS 4 RIFLE MARKSMAN 156 !• JESSE FLOYD DRESSLER OREGON NATIONAL GUARD MEDrORD, ORE. nnHE summer sun is blazing in a cloudless sky. A farmer boy sways from furrovv to furrow behmd a plough, shoulders bent, neck out-thrust, iron muscles tensed A to the strain of guiding his blade through rich, brown soil. He stops his team, pushes back his straw hat and wipes a bearded face— it ' s Jesse Dressier. The village playhouse is packed. Gray gloom half hides the stage. A shrill voiced luliet IS pleading from her window; an awkward Romeo stammers his eloquence Within the wings a stage hand stands in silent wonderment, perhaps professional disdain Jesse again. Down Tenth Avenue comes a column of Plebes, squad after squad perfectly cadenced to the blare of trumpets. But look! One Plebe is falling-now he s caught himself No Each step produces the same effect. Jesse ' s unclassified gait was the despair ot our lieast Detail. Before the Pearly Gate stands a white robed newcomer. Saint Peter: " What hath this one done. " u i u Keeper of the Records: " He hath smiled through four years :.t est Point He huh snickered un his sleeve when instructors swore he would be found He hath sha.ed alike with all men He hath been neither back-biter nor face-llatterer. By sense ot humor and hearty good nature he hath won the hearts of his classmates. Saint Peter: " Open to him the hall of the Immortals. " SERGEANT I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 X RIFLE MARKSMAN EVERETT CHARLES DUNHAM SENATORIAL, MAINE GARDNER, ME. MEMORIES of our Plebe days will always be painful; ere long they will also be hazy. But one will never grow dim; we shall never forget Chester ' s daily- repeated hymns of hate against one second classman. While we escaped with specking " What is leather? " Chester was memorizing the whole chemistry book for the entertainment of his enemy. Never was there a more just hate, nor a more thorough one. Chester is a true Down-East Yankee. To the casual, this is .ipp.iient from the breadth of his " a ' s. " But the name implies more. It suggests .1 h.irJv , cic.ir-eyed race that has conquered the Newfoundland Banks; a race simple in its l.n th, proud of its achievements, jealous of its freedom and granting freedom to all men. Still we say, Chester is a Down- East Yankee. In our cramped-up life with its constant friction of human wills, Chester has done more than his share to make things run smoothly. He has taken our chiding, and returned shot for shot; he has laughed at himself, at us, and with us; his bridge is fair, also his tennis; his philosophy " live and let live " ; though he reads Zane Grey, we can forgive him. May he not forget that he once climbed Cro Ncsr in a blizzard. SERGEANT 1 ♦ Il l 1 ROBERT LEWIS EASTON SENATORIAL OREGON EUGENE, ORE. nVO years at tin school should have sufficed to introduce Bob to a few of our choice soirees such as parades and drills. But in spite of the warning, he came, and we have since been trying to discover in him some fiendish ambition. If he wants to be a general he is the only one who knows it. Life never seems to worry Bob. He glides on its crest with the grace and ease of a surf rider; if he takes a spill, it ' s all in the game and adds to the fun. His coolness when under fire is imperturbable. A turn-out writ is just another formation— troublesome, yes, but nothing to disturb one ' s calm. We have all seen him in the pitcher ' s box, sometimes winning, sometimes not, but always the same. As Bacon might have said, " Dancing maketh a graceful man. " Assuredly he would have said so could he have seen Bob ' s interpretation of the Vizay method. Bob enjoys dancing and does it well, but, unlike manv of the habitues of the Cullum Casino, he has never acquired an O. A. O. Always keep your head, in love or war— a good maxim, and it fits Bob. CORPORAL Z FIRST SERGEANT I BASEBALL 4 3 2. I MONOt. BALL LEAGUE 3 1 HOP MANAGER 3 L I RIFLE MARKS. . SUM.MER CAMP BASE- I ' lbTOL MARKSMAN C ili. righted bj W. J Long B, WATCHIT Cj THe 3AT TLe OF " BUISiKeii HILL, 1775 CHARLES BOAL EW ' ING i6tH district PENNSYLVANIA NEW BRIGHTON, PENNA. C ' HUCK entered with a stock of stories that would put Marty Maher out of busi- ness—stones of good old days (and better nights) in Pennsylvania. To this day Chuck is always ready to tell one funnier or wilder than your own— when his Plebe wives are not around to check up. He slipped through Plebe and Yearlmg vears with almost a dozen hies to spare and Fame found him Second Class Year when Chuck filled a place in the Goat line and did it well. When Daddy Pointer called for assistance to furnish the elbowgrease, Chuck appren- ticed himself to the business department. His work as an underling bore the sweet honey of success, and Chuck was elected Business Manager. , r-u i Radio, fiction, sleep— throughout his life as a Cadet each of these has claimed Chuck as a devotee, but none of them has lured him from the gayety and rhythm of Cullum Hall which has been his headquarters since his first graduation hop. Any Saturday night will find him on the balconv telling some unwary femme— what? W e will venture a guess. He ' s telling her of happy days to come when ' -this short time is through and he will be a doughboy. BUSINESS MANAGER RITLE MARKS.VIAN u. EDWARD GILBERT FARRAND SENATORIAL CONNECTICUT NEW CANAAN, CONN. ALARUM — the audience is stilled. The Connecticut Yankee enters majestically; _ the most efficient company commander in the Corps — efficiency is an instinct A jV not a habit. On parade, in front of the company, he is the model of what a cadet should be. It is a serious job with him and he devotes a large part of his time to his company. Truly the right spirit, and most commendable. Nothing is too great or too small for him to do if it will in any way benefit his command. However, we enter the room and see the tall fair-haired, blue-eyed chap, in shirt sleeves receiving a royal razzing, enjoying it, and giving as good as ' he receives, a jest and a smile, nonsense in general, laughter and cheery good-nature. Gone is the formality, the military stiffness and efficiency. We see just a human being and decide that this chap is not a god after all, nor does he think himself one. His is the tvpe that requires more than chance acquaintance. With his natural endowments of efficiency, his success is assured. In fact, if he isn ' t a general before the most of us, we should become weather prophets. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. FIRST SERGE. RITLE MARKSM. ' LIEUTENANT 1 CAPTAIN I JULIUS THEODORE FLOCK 1ST DISTRICT ALABAMA JULIE once sailed on a tramp steamer as a deckhand. Th s was a mistake, for wild imaiJinations become wilder as each dream is realized. Now he wants to be a tranip himself, another mistake, for he is rather an epicure, is Julie, and tramps cannot he fussv about their beefsteak. But we know his secret— he craves adventure, not only tor the fun but for art ' s sake. And now we reveal his true ambition— to be a poet_ Listen to his opinions on assonance or onamatopoeia; argue with him about shades of meaning; hear his praise or criticism of the works of others; read his own verse; but above all learn to know the madness and the gladness of him, and you will agree with his choice. At West Point, Julie has been a paradox. He has shared all of our jovs and all of our sorrows; his hand has been in every task, his voice in every song. et, he has been ef- ferent Individuality, and originality make one different. Julie does his own thinking, creates his own standards; all that does not conform he rejects, yet he can and will see another ' s point of view. Be a good sport; think for vourself; stand bv your decision thy heart is thither go thou— these are the rules of his life as he SERGEA.N ' T I HOWITZER STATE POINTl.K M- ibovc all, where 163 NELSON IR ' ING FOOKS 1ST DISTRICT MARYLAND PRESTON, MD. NELLY left home with but two claims to fame — a fifteen day old high school diploma, and the optimism of youth. The diploma served its purpose of per- suasion and was cast aside. But not the optimism, for Nelly was soon to need a large stock of it. Being nearly the class baby, he craved experience to overshadow the paucity of his years, so he set out in quest of adventure. Fate led him into the lair of the Three Majors who branded him with an A.B. Now, is not optimism the very soul of adventure? Proudly does he boast of never having been turned out more than once in any one subject. Here we see a reflection of the carefree spirit in which he takes life in general and studies in particular. He practices the philosophy of the goats that every tenth above a x.o represents wasted effort. In the old argument as to which enjoys life more a goat or an engineer, Nelly has very decided views, and he did his best to demonstrate them one Thanksgiving — Nelly ' s views were correct that dav. It is characteristic of Nelly that he prefers riding to walking, so we hope to see him get the Cavalry. CORPORAL 2. INDOOR MEET 4 X RULE .MARKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN 164 T % FRANCIS CECIL FOSTER SENATORIAL ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK, ARK. ITH LuiJable ambition, Frank came to West Point to find action. Disillusion- ment came when he found most of the action to be confined to the cervicular region of his anatomy. But he had to have some form of mental stimulus — studies were too easy, life too dull. Books contained the answer; so, while many of us were plodding along, Frank was reading the latest novel — and forming with the first section. But he is not miserly with the knowledge he acquires so easily. Given a hard problem and a desperate goat, he can make the one melt into the other as if by magic. The clever man is he who can get the fruit without climbing for it. Frank seems to know the trick. He studies less than most of us, yet holds his rank. After laughing at theT.D. for eleven months, he found his Christmas leave endangered; just a hit of boning got him through. For three years his carefree disposition was indillerent to the existence of chevrons, but one day they appeared, much to his surprise. ' erv naturally he is taking the Engineers. FIRST SERGEANT IFLE EXPERT PISTOL ' a FREDERICK FUNSTON,Jr. AT LARGE SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. THERE is not one of us who does not believe that the privates are the backbone of the Corps. Just as monev makes the mare go, so the " Bucks " keep the activities of the Corps in motion. The very cream of the bucks are those who have been recipients of more than one " shig " and who have worn white gloves to other formations than parades. Funnv is the cream of the cream in this respect, and that isn ' t any butter- milk, either. Scion of a fearless fighter. Funny tempers the war-like tradition of his family with a love and devotion for music. His motif is never crescendo, he maintains his sustained note of unselfishness and tolerance at all times. His theme is one of lovableness; modesty is his key-note. He uses the hearts of his classmates for an instrument. But do not think of Funny as too much of the musician. His is an Army family, and he excells in those characteristics peculiarly military. He is the best shot in the class, one of the best horsemen and a keen tactician. His academic work is steady, never scintil- lating; he has no time to be indifferent. Thcv sa - he is the second most photographed man in the Corps. Funny goes in the Air Service. We know he will be a success. (The wires on the wings of his plane will doubtless be tuned to the key of C.) POLO 311 PISTOL 43x1 CAPTAIN I CHOIl .B. 4 1 PISTOL EX- CADET ORCHESTR. ' LE EXPERT ;!;it!! ' I JOSEPH GANAHL,Jr. 4TH DISTRICT KEXTUCKV SPRINOriELD, MAbS. F we studv men, we usuallv label each as a -type, " hut occas.onally we find one who does not ' fit. One such is ' the man who has brains, and yet is not overbalanced by knowine it. Toe is like that. If vou are fortunate enough to lure him into serious cunversati., vou discover a natural aptitude for locating the P- ' ° -P° ' . ' " °? e dis cussion; vou find a nice sense of values and an honest acceptance " f " ;, H ' ; ! " " . ' V ' strong and clear-cut, but his ego is not a bar to the reasonableness of youi own argument. But let us not take Joe too seriouslv, for he is rarely so himself. His w iv is to seize lite with a strong hand, and cram it with fun and frolic, laughing the while, though the scene be comfc or tr;gic. Such a nature demands companions, and gay ones; companion who will liugh at th selves or at the devil. Men know him as P " ate Ganahley and like him for his humor and his joie de vivre; women know him as Joe, and hke hmi toi his laughing eyes and savoir faire. , , ,• , i h i I Whe er his mood be the gayety of a Parisian boulevard, the dash o [ X vs S the stubbornness of muck-boning, or the jollitv ot companionship, he is alxvaxs p.c turesque, lovable, laughable Ganahley. ACTING CORPORAL 5 MRST SERGEANT I POLOl INDOOR Ml.i:T 3 1 IIO.N ' OR tOM- MHTEE RITLE SHARPSHOOTER PIS 1 Ol. M ARKS.M AN ■4 FRANCIS SCOON GARDNER TH DISTRICT NEW JERSEY SOMMERVILLE, N.J. CONCENTRATION on u fixed purpose brings success, and admiration from one ' s fellows. For years, it has been Scoon ' s ambition to be a cavalryman, and a good one, and he has never faltered from his purpose. Long ago he found his inspiration in the lives of the romantic cavalrymen— Custer of the Yellow Hair, Jeb Stuart the Cav- alier; but inspiration lead to more than dreams, for Scoon has learned lessons from the lives of his heroes. Quiet, unassuming, and hardworking, he has lead his life with us, less perturbed and befuddled than most of us, because he has seen his goal. Philosophy, especially Confucianism, absorbs much of Scoon ' s interest, but he prefers the study of horses, for, says he, horses are more interesting than men, being less under- standable, and surely more faithful than most men. So he reads thick volumes on equita- tion, devises new and more graceful ways of holding reins, and treats everything else as a joke. Horses and spoony uniforms are a mania with him; nothing else matters except that one be courteous at all times. We feel sure that the Service gains an officer for whom its traditions and customs are a trust to be zealously guarded. " SERGEANT MAJOR 1 POINTER 3 168 M ' ■ ' § ¥ ill iold E. BLAIR GARLAND :;9TH DISTRICT NEW YORK ROCHESTER, N. V. LAIR ended up a whirlwind career as an honor man at Rochester U by joining the Army as a Plebe at West Point. J) From the time he climbed the station hill he ' s been stepping out. bor him, academics have been a rest cure, drills a pipe, until he has found his sleeve ti and a company under his wing. In athletics he has played on the Soccer Team for four years and has a kick Army mule. But his big claim to glory and fame blazes forth when he dons the spikes and scampers around the cinder path. It ' s great to be attested a sure point wnner, but what a supreme achievement to come in thirty yards ahead of the nearest Navy man when the big test comes. As a member of the Beast Detail, any Plebe in the 6th Company will tell you that he made an ideal leader and was an inspiration to all. hi, ' Blair is leaving a fine record behind, one well worth being proud of, but better still he s leaving a host of friends. The richest man is he who has the most Iricnds, with the richest. ike md Bhi inks CORPORAL 1 CAPTA SOCCER TEAM 4 3 2-1 A I " a " 2. I BEAST DET, ' rRY TEAM I TRACK 169 JOSEPH HOWARD GILBRETH AT LARGE BATTERY PARK, MD. A SPRING day at West Point . . . winter driven skulking, all the world alive and gay . . . pretty faces, cool frocks once more . . . the nomadic crowd at . the track . . . why the eager press at the fence? . . . the 440? . . . Gil- breth running. Let ' s go . . . Get set . . . crack! . . . Duke leading, the stride he takes, like a thoroughbred . . . Duke pulling away. Has man ever attained such grace and such power? . . . the home stretch, Duke straining every muscle, superhuman energy, amazing grit . . . the finish, the frenzy of cheers . . . a new record! More cheers . . . a man, this? Yes, and what a man. . . . Duke lives as he runs, gracefully, forcefully . . . the jov of life at the flood m him. . . . the broad shoulders, the strong eyes, the hearty laugh . . . always the gay conversation, the quick jest ... a good turn? Surely, glad to do it . . . a debate? Duke ' s arguments strong, speech rapid and forceful ... in high school the idol, at West Point the leader . . . never forget Duke, the gay companion, the quick jester, the generous comrade, the picturesque soldier . . . some men born to lead .... ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL Z REGIMENTAL SUPPLY SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 4 3 1 I " a " 4 3 TRACK 4 3 1 I " a " 4 3 2. I CAPTAIN I ACADEMY RECORD 4 3 INDOOR MEET 4311 NUMERALS 4 2. CHOIR 4 3 2. I SUNDAY SCHOOL TE.ACHER 4 3 1 I COLOR LINE RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER %,f PHILIP DE ' ITT GINDER IITH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA SCRANTON, PENNA. UIET he is, one might .ilmost sav demure, were it not for the tact that Phil does indulge occasionalh- in " P rotechnics, " thereby proving that the spirit of independence is strong within him. Slow to anger, quick to peace — a true P. D Phil has never been one of those who raucouslv broadcasted his o[ ons at every lade his own opportunity. Indeed no! Phil listened and then, unassumingly and linn decisions and lived his own life. A pleasure to know him, a joy to li ' e with him; a man whom, some da ' , you will want to bring home to meet the wife. Speaking of ladies! Well, he goes well in a crowd, but when ' ou get liim alone — sh! even his best friends won ' t tell on him. Phil ' s looks — yes, he is a trille good-looking (see above photo) — and his charming ways must be the causes for the volumes of mail he has received. Academically, Phil has been through the mill. He has known the heights and the de- pressions. To climb out of one slump, he had need of white gl conscientious student, he has well earned his sheepskin. Among those regrets in leaving our Alma Mater there is tins oi the least: we lose contact with so many unselfish, considerate mei Among these, is " P. D. " Ginder. A h. rking. which is not, by far, ho are good fellows. CORPORAL i SERGEANT I BUGLE NOTI: li WILLIAM JEFFERSON GLASGOW, Jr. SENATORIAL TEXAS EL PASO, TEX. ULYSSES reincarnated wanders the 2.0th Century world, yearning for adventure, striving for the ideal, seeing a thousand wonders, charmed bv the beauty of the ages, dreaming azure dreams, still unsatisfied. America ' s plains, her mountains, her rivers, thrice crossed— happy, ever dreaming. Brussels, the Lotus-land; each day born of a dim Gothic age, each stone leisurely piled, cries, " Stay, as I have stayed. " Paris for the first time! Paris, her bosom smooth as a Pisan marble, her hair gray with antiquity, her spirit afire with centuries of passion, her soul the soul of youth and beauty. Belle Pans! longing soothed, questioning lulled to slumber. West Point, Scylla and Charybdis, nearly wrecked the fragile craft dream-built. The human swarm, unguided, requires the deft ' touch of the lea ' der, the poise of the prince born. Man worships prowess: " Out sword and be quick. " " To the games, the herd cries for a champion. " Man ' s folly leads him astray; the clear mind sees the road. Man ' s councils are babble; the strong hand rules. Woman is alluring, unfathomable, transient. O, the long, rich years of the quest! Always the lure of the three Sirens — Literature, Sculpture, Painting, ever the quest. Sailing the seas, haunting the cities, molding the affairs of men — so reads this Oddessy of our daw On it goes, and on; and still the quest for adventure. CORPORAL 2. riRST SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I HONOR COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN CLASS TREASURER 5 2. I HOWITZER BOARD ASSOCIATE EDITOR ELECTION COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN 311 SOCCER 3 2. I CAPTAIN I A 3 1 I FENCING 4 3 1 1 A I SABER AND EPEE CHAMPION I INDOOR MEET 4 3 X I RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER ; EDWARD JAMES FRANCIS GLAMN HONOR SCHOOL NEW YORK CITY E read 1)1 the raonls of time: " He was born in New York on the one-hundredth anniversary of the Mili- . . tary Academy. . On its one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary he guided the production of this book. " We read hi his own tmnd : " The work and pleasure of producing the Uowtt-i er is the honey to be found in every dead lion. • i j j " Baseball has been a pleasure in the summer. The winter afternoons have yielded ex- cellent reading and some writing. " Man was not born to idleness. , " Studies at West Point have been a burden. ' But, even this must pass, and a course at Oxford will bring opportunity for initiative and individuality. We read in the hearts of his classmates : " He has sacrificed his own interests for ours. " He has spoken his mind without fear. " His judgment has guided us, his energy has stimulated ours. " Right or wrong, he has lived our life, worked with us, sung with us. We wish him success and happiness at Oxford. " HOWITZER 1 I laughed with CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I BEAST DETAIL BASEBALL 3 2. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF I ELECTION COMMITTEE EQUIP.MENT AND INSURANCE COMMITTEES BANQUET COMMITTEE BOARD OF GOVERNORS RIFLE AND PISTOL MARKSMAN FREDERICK ANDREW GRANHOLM IITH DISTRICT WISCONSIN MERRILL, WIS. H, ever satirically smiling one, roaming a stratum above our earthly own, thou with a detached, secure air of superiority to childish humans; thou hast won our friendship throughout our lives and thy immortality. Thou hast proven thv friendship by unselfishly offering us of thy possessions. Oh, Satyr, epicurean philosopher, wandering the valleys and hills seeking a diploma; thou with scores of occupations prior to thy appointment to a West Point godhead; thou who hast been pearl diver, conductor of an " L " , and cosmopolite, we shall re- member thee long after thou hast forgotten us. Oh, Pan, thou with the Ben Turpinite smile, thou with the Lew Codyesque expression of contempt for treasure thou hast gained, thou Richelieu of diplomacy, why hidest thou thy talents even as a house dog hideth his bone? Two years we knew thee ere we were shown thy ability as an artist. Three years we knew thee ere we heard thy supernal piano playing at the Astor, and we knew thou h.idst apprenticed thvself to music seven years. Yea, but short contact showeth one the iiiinu)rtal intellect behind the imperturb- able forehead. Oh, thou who hast prepped in Chicago, who h.ist .ittended Armour Tech two vears, who hast been with us four years, hold us ever with thy personality, and recall friends that we are and davs we have lived together. i|l CORPOR.M iRGEANT I 1 ERNEST BENJAMIN GRAY SENATORIAL MISSOL NEVADA, MO. OT unlike any other Plebe, Ben]ie came here with a scared look on his lace and the customary nervousness in every movement of his body. Too, in his case there was a certain peculiar and noticeable trait which took him a whole year to overcome. This trait was a muleish, longing, wistful expression which was singiilar for a Plebe and added great fame to Benjie ' s name. He also had imbedded in him that famous ' T ' ve got to be shown " characteristic, a pleasing characteristic in Ben|ie, tor once convinced he gave no further argument. After Plebe vear we learned to know Benjie in a different way. We found that he was the proud possessor of the sunniest smile, the largest heart and the most winning way (even with the women) of all our C Co. classmates. With all due respect to Benjie we can sav that he loves all women who are nice to him (with Ben|ie that means all women). He went on Furlo and became well learned in the arts which Father Experience teaches; his tuition being the habitual gold band bearing the Corps and Class ieals. As vet Beniie has not met with the disfavor of the Academic Department and conse- quentlv we cannot determine his ability as a winner in Academic Struggles. But_ from watching his performances as a member of the Basketball Scrub after Graduation when he is hghting the battles of Life (.either . Benjie will know ' ictory. we are satisfied that h another) CORPORAL BEAST DETAIL CHOIR 4 ARKSMAN PISTOL MARK- FROM the University of Montana this cowboy came, leaving the comforts of a fraternity house for a room in barracks. Soon, by his determination and bull-dog tenacity, Carl proved himself one of the dependable men of his class. That is why his company put him on the Election Committee and made him a hop manager. His commanding officer will soon learn to depend on him as we do. Gifted with a powerful pair of shoulders, Carl holds the Corps recorc ing, and knocks points off the Navy score board with a vaulting pole. Carl is so soft-spoken he could live with his mother-in-law After Yearling Camp three of his classmates matched to see who shoul roommate. We can pay him no greater tribute. Carl has more of the soldier packed into his molded frame than Frederick of Prussia could have mustered in his whole Potsdam Guards. He shoots straight with a rifle or without; he fights with head as well as with hands, and his dancing is the envy and despair of us all. What Old Grad could meet his steady, honest, gaze or watch the grace- ful movements of his powerful body without feeling that the Corps is as straight and as strong as ever? CORPORAL 2. riRST SERGEANT INDOOR MEET TRACK 4311 GYMNASIUM SQUAD 2. I SMALL ELECTION CO.MMITTEE HOP MANAGER ¥ THE FI%ST TU3LIC EAVlKiq OF THS VeCLA%ATION OF IT Dd ' pe ' NiVeHCe I, 1 JAMES WILSON GREEN. Jr. SENATORIAL ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK, ARK. VERY early Jim distinguished himself and became .i man marked for his reckless blaseitv. This characteristic received due attention during Plebe year, but Jim enjoved it all because of the opportunity to exercise his talent for hazing upper- classmen. During the lulls in the war, Jim ' s repertoire of grinds, songs, and anecdotes kept his enemies in good sorts. But Tim has other claims to fame; for look ve to his record. The entertainment and benefit of the Corps have been his chief concern. He has had a hand in everything, Irom leading cheers to coaching the goats, from clogging in Hundredth Night to punting a football for the glory of L Co. By reason of his ready wit and philanthropic endeavors, Jim ' s has become a well- known face throughout ' the Corps. Wherever he goes there is sure to be laughter and deviltry. If there is scheming on foot, Jim is in the thick of it; if there is laughter, Jim has told a grind; if story-telling is in order, Jim ' s fish is always the longest. The Engineers are gaining a lively comrade. CORPORAL! LIEUTENANT I ASSISTANT MANAGER BOXING 3 1 MANAGER 1 INDOOR MEET SUMMER LEAGUE BASEBALL 5 COLOR LINES I HUNDREDTH COMPANY HOWITZER REPRESENTATIVE 1 irLE MARKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN ' CHEER LEADER 1 I A.B. 4 ;iGHT 2. I CAMP ILLUMINATION COMMITTEE L nr ' HE ' 14 1 for Cher JL the Natl JACK H. GRIFFITH SENATORIAL UTAH SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH Beast Detail enjoyed one rare privilege — that of crawling a Second Looey; Cherry left a commission in his garret when he came East. Strike duty with tional Guard in the Utah coal fields taught him much about soldiering that cannot be dug out of books. To a visitor at West Point, each scene is new, each face, each formation; to us there is endless repetition. How many times have we seen Cherry crossing the area, clad in polo regalia? It has become a familiar sight, but one full of meaning. Polo has been Cherry ' s all in all. For three years he rode ' em off, cussed, sweated, and finally made the team. But more, the team made him captain. There is one thrill of which we never tire, and It comes when Cherry, graceful and long of leg, charges down the field with mallet poised for a shot at goal. But has he not shown determination and leadership? Although he has always managed to dig up a tenth to spare. Cherry ' s a cademic troubles have given " M " Co. worried moments. For " M " Co. has faith in Cherry. His smile has cheered their hearts, his attempts at wit have humored them, his judg- ment has steadied them, and his courage has won their admiration. CORPORAL L POLO 3 2. I CAPTAIN POLO [ HONOR COMMITTEE 3 SHOOTER PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER IPLE SHARP- f ii ORRIN LEIGH GROVER 43 RD DISTRICT NEW YORK RIPLEY, N. Y. runt, remained, per- -T ACK in 1913, Grover made his debut in I Company. Although far from a iJ ' tthc end of Plehe year he was transferred to G Company - ere he re JD Before the Army claimed him, Orrin spent several years in the sc ool of ience, being at various times, truck driver, time keeper, and road bo s. 11 1 " va ' O ' nl vments were good training, for he was always the f rst on Se " ' A ' ' ' ' ifter lashing a timber at bridge building Added to a natural h, " idines this ining made Grover a valuable member of the electrician s crew in Hundredth employments were gc or " ready " practical trai — , ■ r , Night for two vears and finally the chief electrician. in athletics he reallv did not find his place until he had been two vea Squad In Second class vear he made the Track Squad and was em.nen broad jumper. , interested in Napoleon and has tough the Baseball eminently successful as a nnrintr the Yearlinff History course Grover bee, studied rhe career of tt great genius until he is an authority on the sub,ec. In First Class Summer Camp he was supply sergeant. W hen he took Id ot job of any kind, you could depend on its moving fast. That ' -- ' -- - H " ei. over ail over. SERGEANT DAMD MORGAN HACKMAN SENATORIAL IDAHO TWIN FALLS, IDA. IT is no surprise for anyone to hear that the Senator comes from a lawyer ' s family. It is stamped upon his speech, his bearing, and his idiosyncrasies. Many are the times that we have listened, enthralled by his descriptions of " Idyho. " Daniel Webster would have envied his presence. A more conscientious man, when it comes to points of personal duty, never lived. However, he never stretches it to the point of losing his sense of humor, nor does he ever miss the opportunity for a harmless prank. How often have those in D Company heard some such conversation as — " Hey, Hack, how about going canoeing this after? " " Sure thing. " Thus it is. Always ready for any sport, be it canoeing, swimming, tennis or what not. But, don ' t let it interfere with polo. Hack lives for polo and nothing else can take its place. Academics were never a terrible bugbear to Hack. He was thrown for a safety in Frog, Plebe year, but he came back for a touchdown. He studied in the same conscientious manner in which he did everything, but studies were never his one end and aim in life. From the results of his work as a Kaydet, we know that the Senator will certainly make a great success in the Air Service, his chosen hr.mch. JASIUM SQUAD 4 HUNDRl RIFLE AND PISTOL MARKSMAN LEWIS HINCHMAN HAM IITH DISTRICT INDIANA KNIGHTSTOWN, IND. BEFORE vou pause to give this page vour censorious glance turn to your books and live again with the bard beloved of all Americans, James Whitcomb Riley. Revisit the old farmhouse at Grigsby ' s Station; inhale the perfume of the harvest field and breathe the balm of apple pies in their pristine spiceness, cooling on the back stoop. Enjoy once more the golden age of American hospitality; then you will under- stand Lewis who bummed many a chaw of eating tobacco from heroes that Riley had immortalized. Then you will be able to interpret that smile. You ' ll know Lewis better; and you ' ll agree with Riley that " pretty is as pretty does, " and that tenths do not a wise- man make nor golden stars a sage. When he talks, you see again the village store; you hear the coal rattling into the fiery Durnside; you hear the staccato crack of tobacco juice against cracker boxes. When he plavs his guitar, the full moon spills its effulgence on the rippling Wabash; but when he cusses you hear a " hell-fer-leather " cavalryman, and you suspect it — he ' s an Army child. " Back to the horses, " says Lewis, " I ' rn through with walking on a time sched- ule. The next crop of tours I do will be in a McClellan saddle— how ' s the crops down your way? " CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I A.B. 3 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL .MARKSMAN NEIL B. HARDING LKD DISTRICT WEST VIRGIT L | HICK was raised in the hills of West ' irginia where thev still vote for Andrew (I Jackson and drink real whiskey. He is a true product of the hill-country; keen = - s the trout in its streams and cool as the waters thereof, fleet as the deer in its woods, naive and happy as its people— his people. To really please him (and yourself), ask him to talk of his mountain home or to sing its songs. When Chick ' s ukelele is silent, the answer is usually football, baseball, or swimming. He will try his hand at any sport and do it at least well, for he is a natural athlete. But the gridiron is his true domain. For three years we have seen him coolly scan the field, planning his next move, eagerly watching the enemy, then drive home his well chosen plays in quick succession. Who will forget the time he foxed Rockne ' s Four Horsemen? We cannot imprt)ve on this description of him " a hundred pounds of brain, and fiftv of brawn. " Stick to your laughing and joking, your singing, and your devil-may-care assurance, Chick, but please forget the " Prisoner ' s Song. ' ' c? CHARLES ALBERT HARRINGTON I JD DISTRICT IDAHO BOISE, IDA. 1 UVO Plebes were talking during Beast Barracks: " Who ' s that bird that drives 4th Co,? " " You mean that snappy Prett ' ittk He ' s from Idaho; used to be a Major at the University. Prettv B. J. too, but he gets away with it. " Same two, now yearlings: " Say, did you see Harrington start to face about at p-rade? " " Yes, but he ' s a good adjutant all the same. Beaucoup sound-oif. " The Battalion Board (chorus). " Give ' im two months. " Two femmes: " And don ' t you love the way he dances! I ' m crazy about speedy footwork. " " Listen, dearie, don ' t you fall for him. He has the most fearful line, but it ' s all apple- sauce. They say he keeps a miniature in his trunk and can ' t decide whom to give it to — " Editorial We (musing): " Yes, good soldier sense of humor must be Irish works hard like to see him on the rings or diving, very graceful — rather noi.s — ' e gods! There he goes on that mandolin " CORPORAL L LIEUTHX TEA.M 4311 CHOIR 4 : 5 1 1 HI XT I BEAST DETAIL POLO 5 1 SWIM.MINO 4 3 1 I GYMNASIUM il MONOGRAM SVVIMMINC; 5 CLASS NUMERALS 3 1 INDOOR MEET NDREDTH NIGHT 3 RIFLE AND PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER m m L JAMES ALBEMARLE HARRON DISTRICT WASHINGTON YAKIMA, WASH. HOW now to write a biography of the man with whom one has roomed for four eventful years? How best to make a plain statement appear as other than damn- ing, with faint praise in the face of the general eulogistic tendency of biography written contemporaneously. Frankly we do not know. To the reader of this book who knows Jim Harron, little or nothing need be said and it is rather to the casual reader, leafing idly through this volume that the few following words are directed. What then are Jim ' s likes and dislikes, what are his pet foibles? He likes good cigars, riding, tennis, fishing, John Galsworthy, blondes, brunettes, skiing, Seattfe, Philadel- phia, roast beef and cinnamon toast. He dislikes colored shirts, hundred-percenters, mathematics, current periodical fiction, swimming, and the popular West Point custom of having O.A.O. ' s. His pet foibles are sleeping between reveille and police call, ina- bility to argue intelligently, and the ridiculous delusion that one can receive more letters than one writes. L DONALD CHAMBERLIN HAWKINS 2.LND DISTRICT OHIO CLEVELAND, O. HAVING risen to the top at a tin-school, Don essayed West Point. Well equipped, he soon made his ability evident, despite thirty days handicap at the start Inherent brilliance combined with a monstrous capacity for hard work earned Don stars his Plebe and Yearling years. Second class year he sacnhced these to help Push the goats oyer the ten-foot hurdles. Twice, the goats of G Company have presented hi with tokens of their gratitude. " Greater love than this hath no man, that he should sacrifice . " , , i c i But this is no bookworm! Boundless energy, determination, and absolute fearlessness have carried this -diminute " through to the boxing and soccer squads for two seasons, his journalistic ability made him a yaluable member of the Howitzer and Po ' nj- S f ■ Whineyer there is something to be done he is right there to aid in the accomplishment. To his list of activities might be added— Benefactor, always! Don was always in favor with the tactical department-not in t he small matter ot demeritrbut i a-much greater way-to which bear witness his much decorated sleeves. His favorite branch is the Air Corps, but assured is his success in any branch. ACTING CORPOR. L 5 CORPORAL! CAPTAIN I SOCCER X I BOXINCIl ™ 3 NEWS EDITOR POINTER 1 HOWITZER STAFF L HUNDRF.UTH NK.Ill , L SIAIO 4 , AND PISTOL MARKSMAN DA ' ID DREW HEDEKIN TH DISTRICT INDIAN. FORT WAYNE, IND. r II iHE remarkable thing about Dave ' s career at the Academy is that he stayed I here. Personal inclination and the Academic Board both worked against him. JL After an extended furlough by order of Colonel Echols we were glad to welcome him into the Class of " 17. " Before long he was one of the best liked men in the Class. Dave has many claims to faine. His contributions in athletics have been seriously hampered by a tendency toward deficiency. Nevertheless his record is an enviable one. As an end on the Goat football team, as a member of the Boxing team, and as Captain of Tennis he has gained honor for the Academy and the Class of 17. Dave is also a prom- inent member of the immortal order of Goats. He has ambitions for the higher things of life, but feels confident they are not to be found along military lines. His practical philosophy and his cheerful disposition will carry him far in any line of endeavor he undertakes. Prince of good fellows; always with a smile, a good story and ready wit, Dave is a favorite and no party is complete without him. CAPTAIN I MONOGRAM 4 3 MINOR SPORTS INDOOR MEET 4 2. I RIFLE MARKSMAN BOXING 411 1 OR aLLE M, HEWITT 3 3RD DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA WILKINSBURG, PA. IN the main, Tinv differs from the common conception of plump and rubicund mas- culinin ' in two respects: he is energetic and he is athletic The vim with which he aulcked the hill o n the day of admission has manifested use f in h ' s every non- •icidemic dutv as a cadet. He has convincingly demonstrated his athletic ability by men torious performances in the tank, the hammer circle, and on the gridiron Football, however, is his forte. Under the expert tutelage of ' Top iimer he ac- quired an exceptional proficiency m that virile sport long before the -cruch scence of youthful Bov Scout tendencies engendered a determination to enter he Miliary Acad emv. A finished product of ' The Old Fox s school it needed onlv l ' " ' " " " ' hing by McEwan to send him smashing through four Navy lines to the 1516 C-ipt mc) . TRACK 4 5 2. I A INDOOR MEET MAN. ' CAPTAIN I BEAST DETAIL I TOOTBALL 43il A43il REPRESENTATIVE 4 3 2-1 CLASS CORPORAL L LIEUTENA " 4511 SWIMMING 4 CLASS ATHLETIC GER 3 2. I INDOOR MEET 4 3 X I NUMERALS 3 4311 HUNDREDTH NIGHT CAST 432- SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER JOHN LEONARD HINES,Jr. AT LARGE WHITE SUX.PHUR SPRINGS, W. VA. HAMILCAR BARCA looked out through the doorway of his tent and smiled as he watched the Child Hannibal playing at wooden soldiers close by. The smile faded as he clenched his brawny iist tightlv around his iron stylus. Did he foresee that the Child would some day rock to its foundations the world ' s greatest empire? Hannibal and Hines; both were reared in the tents of their warrior sires; both have followed where the Army led; but Jack has by far the more mileage to his credit. He has sipped champagne in the Embassies of a dozen Capitols; he has felt the bite of a border sand storm by some deserted water hole; at a coaling station at Nagasaki he has passed his time, dreaming Army, thinking Army, living Army. With pride on his face he has followed the winding doughboy column; within him a flame leaps and burns as he watches a troop of cavalry half hidden in a cloud of alkali. So Jack is a soldier — by birth, by breed, by choice. At Polo he o ' ershadows his oppo- nents; at philosophy and math he helps his friends; and when the horizon is darkened by clouds of war, when the strong tremble and the weak fall by the wavside, the nation will be better by Jack ' s unrelenting efforts. CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I POLO 3 HOWITZER BOARD 4 RIFLE I INDOOR MEET 3 VRKSMAN I WOODSON FINCH HOCKER 4TH DISTRICT GEORGIA FORT BENNING, GA. ' HEN this milk-fed Armv child pulled his stakes from Benning and Columbus to don the grey, the girl he left behind him was the dominating thought in his life Under the threatening influence of the Beast Detail she faded somewhat from his mind if not from his heart. But the process was slow so that Hueco was tre- quently reminded that ■ ' reveille had. " Silence and Hocker are boon companions. He came to West Point with knowkdge of military affairs far exceeding the average, having spent a private-to-na)Oi career at high school. He has always attacked the hardest of tasks with the good old Army fight, silent but sure. , u=i„. Woodson ' s academic course has not been all plain sailing. It has taken steady helms- manship and fast work aloft to pull him through. Each Christmas he has run into mathe- matical typhoons which threatened disaster, but always he has kept afloat till the gentler History or English trade winds wafted him into the haven ot profaciency. A struede with mathematics once a year is enough for the bravest sailor, so Woodson often takeft he coast-wise trade between Cullum and Flirtatiom It is also rumored that he IS looking for a ,ood port to unload a priceless miniature which he brought back from Furlough. Success in this and in all your other vovages oodson, and keep the Doughboy colors flying at your masthead. CORPORAL X SERGEANT I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 1 1 COLOR LINE 3 I RIFLE MARKSMAN I HENRY JOSEPH HOEFFER SENATORIAL COLORADO DENVER, COLO. IHERE are two-methods by which one may remain at the top of the class; one is to study; the other is not to study. Let us present Hoeffer, the man who has used both methods, and who always missed stars by just the thickness of a slide rule hair line. Four years ago we first met Hank, — first impressions still stand; another quiet serious son of the West with the will to succeed. To others he owes nothing and what he has is his own; he is debtor only to himself. Make him your friend; you will learn the meaning of friendship. Ask him a favor; witness his utter disregard of personal convenience. Bear with him in adversity; see his thoughtfulness for others make smooth the rough journey, even as oil upon an angry sea. Years of toil in a world that scorned ambition gave him a physique not unlike that of a famous splitter of rai ls; uncloistered contact with his fellow men built him a character steeped in human understanding. A brilliant mind is inherently his; hardship has pol- ished rather than dulled it. Prate not to us of self-made men; here ' s Hank. " Kind hearts are more than coronets and simple faith than Norman blood. " CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I ASST. LACROSSE MANAGER 5 2. LACROSSE MANAGER I FOOT- BALL 3 X SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 3 1 I INDOOR MEET 4 1 I RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER I Iff JEREMIAH PAUL HOLLAND 4TH DISTRICT ILLINOIS CHICAGO, ILL. JEREMIAH PLUNKETT, the man from the West, the Chicago Kid,— such are the names bv which men know him. Are they not suggestive of the mysterious veil of humor that surrounds Dutch? In the midst of the most earnest discussion vou will see his eves twinkle and the corners of his mouth plav, then to break the sus- pense comes the full measure of his laughter and you are treated to the subfect of his mirth. ■ u a Dutch has been an invaluable member of the class of ' ly- From the start he was imbued with the desire to play a real part in Corps life. After a preliminary survey oj s ' " tion he decided to ' be manager of the football team. One look into his. table dawer crammed with football statistics, would assure anyone that his year as assistant manager was an exacting one. First Class year-his ambition realized— he was manager, ihe rest of his time was devoted to handling the business affairs of the Howitzer. A conscientious worker; a real friend: that ' s Dutch. A man ' s man, but one that the femmes will never forget. XX ' hen Dutch is not busy he is alwavs Y laugh, a bum grind, or a blind drag, as the situation demands, and always there is tne mysterious engaging smile. CORPORALS SERGEANT I LOOTBALL J Z MANAGER I " O " " ' , ' ' ' ' MANAGER I SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 3 1 I CATHOLIC CHAPEL CHOIR 4 ! ' m -. V It % A «3 ' i ' (ill mmij% Bv H. W. Willanl. Cmirtesy American Prii ' THe vepe ise of the lac w L 1= iill JOHN JOSEPH HOLST U. S. ARMY NEW HAVEN, CONN. FROM the -Citv of Elms, " the very portals of Yale, Felix came to the pl; " " " West Point to round out a life of interest and variety. Musician, salesman, so dier, and student were the roles he tried in seeking his life ' s work, but onlv the military held a lasting appeal, so to West Point. Possessed of a readv wit and an unusual command of language Felix is one ot our mos able debaters. He has strong opinions on all subjects, and will back them against all comers, regardless of age or sex. His stubbornness IS hard to overcome. When not engaged in argument, Caliban makes life merry with his Irish wit and love of fun His specmltv is making light of the foibles of his classmates, and many a man has rfi hed rtSr self ts presented i Caliban ' s best satire. Such a gift - oon to soc.e y But for all his teasing he has always been an advocate of justice. How often haxe heard his scathing diatribes against what he considered injustice. We like him for his wit, his love of merriment, .ind his raillerv: hut : : ' ! ° courage. We shall alwavs consider him - ' one who has never turned back, but ahvavs marched breast forward. " CATHOLICCHAPELCHOIR3II HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 CHESSCLUB AD. 4 - RULE MARKS.V...N r BERTRAM ARTHUR HOLTZWORTH 4TH DISTRICT WEST VIRGINIA HUNTINGTON, W. VA. H ERE we have portrayed the debonair note fastnesses of West Virg career at V. P. I., he decided to blossom upon the Military Academy ah Holtzworth. After a youth obscured in the remote fastnesses of West Virginia, followed by a brief and light-hearted ipon the Military Academy. he Bert first came to light during yearling summer in the Battle of the Torne, wh stopped a shrapnel ball with his person. In due time he recovered, at least physically, from the effects thereof. However it left a lasting impression upon the voung and plastic mind. He always stands ready to favor the listener with a dissertation on the Field Ar- tillery — usually expressed as a fixed opinion. Among the more eloquent members of the Corps, Bah stands as el |efe. He is at his best in rebellion. To reduce one of his seditious out-pourings to the written word would be like painting a tropical sunset in black and white . But we must not neglect the more serious side of Bert ' s character. He has always held a good academic standing with little effort. His disposition to see the silver lining and ability to make small misfortunes actually seem small have made him popular both in barracks and in Cullum Hall. SERGEANT I POINTER 4 I fe 1 JOHN THOMAS HOPPER 1ST DISTRICT MASSACHUSETTS PITTSFIELD, MASS. mE Berkshires are symbolic of beauty and nature ' s ideals-and Jack came to West Point from the heart of the Berkshires. ron-ued ;l To speak with Jack is to become an immediate admirer ot his ' f J conversational ability In fact, he is so prohcient in this particular line that he is even ibl to Trat ' onaliy in his sleep. It has been said that between taps and reveille he to Hundredth Night Shows. Dunn, Plebe year Jack paused in his literary conquests, and gave evidences of athletic Ability, attaining his goal in Lacrosse and Hockey. Frequent week-end visits to Pittsfield indicate orn.aa..a. tlu o J. lure of the Berkshires. Evidently, a solution to the problem : Can A Second Lieutenant Pay Be Divided By Two? " has been found. Congratulations, Jack! Possessing high ideals, and loval friends and convictions-.t is inevitable that success will crown your future endeavors. CORPORA.. SCPPt-VSHROHAKTI BHAST OBTAZ. -- ,,; :: leH ' ;T Z I LITERARY EDITOR POINTER X CATHOLIC CHAPEL si NDA SCHOOL TEACHER 5 DREDTH NIGHT 1 B A I RIFLE SHARPSIU PISTOL MARKSMAN W; WILLIAM LEWIS HOPPES yXH DISTRICT NEW JERSEY EAST ORANGE, N. J. ' J ' yHILE the rest of us were undergoing the trials and tribulations of the iirst month of Beast Barracks, Bill — in his romantic capacity of life-guard — was the cynosure of feminine eyes at the cosmopolitan Jersey summer resort. Came a day, however, when Fickle Fate decreed that the ogles and honeyed words of the sirens should be replaced by the scowls and harsh comniands of a gray-clad group of martinets. For Bill, you see, was an Augustine. He upset the Augustine tradition of inadaptability by cornering a coveted company clerkship before the termination of the first summer. Moreover, his executive clerical ability, by warranting his selection as Top Kick, enabled him to realize the secret ambition of company clerks from time immemorial. A transfer from A to B Company at the end of Furlo marked the turning point in Bill ' s career as a Cadet. At this juncture, his whole outlook on life assumed a much brighter aspect. This new attitude, in turn, awakened his long-dormant academic and tactical capabilities. But every effect has its cause. It is unlikely that a mere change of environment could be entirely responsible for so sudden a metamorphosis. Perhaps his Furlo Girl was the big factor. At any rate, it is rumored that Bill will join the ranks of the benedicts shortly after graduation. FIRST SERGEANT I BEAST DETA 1 5 1 I FORREST ANTHOXY HORXISHER 3TH DISTRICT ILLIXOIS CHICAGO, ILL. T was spring in a great middle western city. In a residential district children were nlaving infhe vards. From an open window came the sound of piano playing. The p aver child ' tall for his age, but slender and frail, went through Rachmaninoff Prelude with the technique of an old master; but in his eves was a w.stfulness, and on his face an anxious longing to be out with his playmates. A Saturday afternoon in the gvmnasium at West Point- ' ' Next bout, " " ' ' ™;5 ; ' jj -From the visitor ' s corner comes the huge hulk of a man with a hairv chest, the bulging mlscleTo ' stevedore, and the , aw of an English bulldog. ' Tor Arm.. a handsome vouth, tall, slender, straight; " Scarcely tw-enty, vou sav. Thex touch glmes g ning icmt from a phantom left, a right that comes from nowherc-and he of the hair chest crumples and lies as dead. " WonbvHornisher, Arm) Knockout. " - , , , , r A.r rr.rf Thus Forrest-with a bedtime storv in both fists, a smile as indehb e Lade ' , " o mark g ink and a disposition like a pet Jersev calf; alive with the trohc of youth, and vet mindful of manhood s duties. " Que voulez-vous encore? " CORPOR. L 2. SERGE. NT I BOXING 4 -1 TENNIS 1. I A.B. RIFLE MARKSM.AN PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 5TH DISTRICT VIRG UNIVERSITY, VA. UNTO Buss we may say " Well done! " What greater praise for the soldier? Few of us have shown equal talent, and none has used it more freely for the benefit of — the Corps. As author, actor, director, and producer, he has been indispensable; no rally, entertainment, or social gathering has been complete without him. His room is always a refuge for anyone with a bad case of blues, for after an hour with Buss and his battle-scarred banjo, one always leaves with a lighter heart and a livelier interest in life. Buss is not only a singer of songs but a writer of them, his most popular ones being, " Little Black Miranda, " and " Dice. " Better beloved bv the Corps, however, are his famous " Notes for the Goats, " which have eased manv a burden and which are sched- uled for a longer run than " Abie ' s Irish Rose. " Buss acquired a love for a firm foundation when he ran out of gas five thousand feet above New York, so he ' s bound for the Doughboys, with his ban|o on his knee, a jest on his lips, and music in his heart. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL X LIEUTENANT I CAPTAIN HUNDREDTH NIGHT 43X1 SECRETARY DIALECTIC SOCIETY I LUMINATION 3 I SWIMMING Z I CAPTAIN I MINORA! INDOOR MEET I CATHOLIC CHOIR 4 3 2. I ORCHESTRA 4 3 2- EXPERT RIFLEMAN PISTOL EXPERT B.A. 7. CHEER LEADER X I COLOR LINES 4 3 I CAMP ' IL- ill I MARION HUGGINS 6th district south CAROLINA TIMMONSVILLE, S. C. HEN good fellows gee together, Hugg:ns will be tl ast or. - was not playing for the Engineers. r n u i ■ i , r carrion ifter Plebe Most of us remember Marion as the only survivor of Pechols 1 t Z - Chd mas. Picture a single cadet reporting to his instructor S But Xon can ot hi ' d ' e forever behind his -- oynd. fference f peep behind. We see there both courage and P ' : ,7;; " -JXlanv i t une we ha4 fe red [ngUnd none has taken his troubles with ' f ea st for his enemies, fo? him, but he never shared our fear He ed the mus c t ,h,ngs-but never and a few formulae judiciously specced. Marion has been last in the hearts of his classmates. TRACK 3 L I MONOGRAM 3 2. I RIFLE SH SHOOTER PISTOL MARKSMAN 199 6th district VIRGINIA LYNCHBURG, VA. RUBE ' S nineteen years of roaming the hills of Lynchburg were uplifting, but not adventurous; nor were his experiences as a school teacher. So he forsook the -cotton fields and the tobacco plantations for the land of brass buttons and rolling drums. But his memory still wanders among his native hills and along the banks of the muddy James. His dominating yet winning personality has been a constant source of pleasure to his classmates. We shall never forget the singular vocabulary and purity of speech which the most trying situation cannot force him to abandon. Persistent, untiring effort has ever been Rube ' s watchword; it marks a staunch soldier, clean cut, cheerful, unsel(ish— a true ' irginian. ' Til Second Class year. Rube stoutly afiirmed that love comes but once. Alas! how little he knew, for " blossom time " is sure to come for those who tread to the swish of skirts and the thump-thump of the Charleston. The Cullum habit finally became part of Rube ' s life, and is now his favorite surcease from the cares of a cloistered existence. When Fate and the War Department scatters us to the four winds they will take from us a splendid comrade, but we will be watching for a stray breeze bearing Rube into our I CORPORAL Z IIRST SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 2. PISTOL MARKS BEAST DETAIL CAMP ILLUMINATION 3 IAN RITLE SHARPSHOOTER WILLIAM HAMILTON HUNTER DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WASHINGTON, D. C. HAT ' S the best city in the U. S., Mr. Hunter? ' " " Washington, District of Columbia, Sir! " And thus, in a few words, we explain a multitude of his sins. Due to a hand-to-hand encounter with blood poisoning, our " Hammy " was sworn in a day late. He got his first glimpse of West Point through the windows of the old Hospital. " Hunta " spent two weeks in that locality specing the Plebe Bible. After a course in indefinite pronouns at the Columbian Preparatory School in Wash- ington, his first year was easy for him academically. But when he struck his Second Class year, he tuned in some static from P. Robinson ' s line of defense. Thereafter he studied stars through a telescope only. First class summer brought an instructorship in Plebe athletics and— best of all — the actual training of the Plebe orchestra. For the latter we give him due credit. As a second Paul Whiteman he has earned his crocheted baton. He seldom stagged but to eat; He seldom dragged but Oh boy, w hen he did! Among his remaining virtues we might mention an overflowing collection of Indoor Meet medals, two years as a company clerk, and four years of talking more than his share. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I BEAST DETAIL I RITLH SHARPSHOOTER WRESTLING 4 5 1 I SOCCER 4 3 2. I MINOR SPORTS " a " 2. INDOOR .MEICT 432. NUMERALS 2. POINTER 2. ' ■ I 3RD DISTRICT WISCONSIN MINERAL POINT, WIS. UTCH ' S chin is an excellent motif for his biography. Solid, determined, it seems to protrude more than it actually does. One who does not know him jumps quickly from his path, but intimacy proves he exercises his determina- tion with nice judgment and rare acumen. Here is a friend who fits the uncorrupted definition of the word. With an educational background of two years in Lawrence College and a Phi Kappa Tau pin, Hutch found elementary subjects almost forgotten, but complex academic work was simple to him. The change from the freedom of the fraternity to the cloister of cadets was not at all easy. His broad brow covers profound interest in and knowledge of politics; an hereditary inclination. He absorbs current news even as current news absorbs him; he is a human encyclopedia of living men and contemporaneous events. His calm contented indifference to women in general is explicable in a particular way. Not only does Hutch know what he wants; he gets it. He does move slowlv; but remember we call him Hustler. He, whose salient desires are progress and happiness, will succeed. Our well wishes are impotent to aid him. They can only display our esteem and friendship forever. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I PISTOL HAROLD STANLEY ISAACSON 1ST DISTRICT KANSAS LEAVENWORTH, KANS. (HE Indoor Meet-a bugler hurls the shrill notes of -attention " first to the North Yank of the seats, then o the Southern tier. 7 " - invited K,ch en iL shining hall. A half dozen cadets mm approaching the high fence vault. Trial after tria made, ine e y elease of ' the tension and it is done. Harold has won the fence v-k -g - The Soccer field is another of his diversions. The varsity squad has had h,s ser four years now and regrets his departure from the Corps. , Academic work has not suffered from his devotion - so ,b , finds his best work is done in the classroom fft " . " " ?| leavis us we know not fine example of the busv contented, satisfied ;- 7; ' l " : j;f ™Jtrk h.m and know for what branch or post in the service. Suffice to say, we re gl..a you ' ll sav the same. ' CORPORAL X SBROHANTI SOCCER 3 - ' ' J Z T. ' " DREDTH NIGHT 3 I RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTO MARKSMAN MAX SHERRED JOHNSON lStH district PENNSYLVANIA GREENVILLE, PA. CONSCIENTIOUS, hardworking, spoony — these characteristics account partly for Johnny ' s chiss standing and his chevrons. Generosity, a self-sacrificing spirit, a winning personality — these have secured for him a multitude of friends. After a year ' s course at his home-town college, Johnny went to Culver. He graduated from there in three years, with a high standing in academics, and holding the rank of Lieutenant. He entered West Point with a determination to make good, and he has, in every way. Every day of his four years has been devoted to some extra-curriculum activity. Much of his work has been of the sort that yields no reward except the respect of one ' s fellows and the pleasures of a task well done — coaching Plebes, devising poop-sheets, and working for privileges desired by the Corps. Combined with Johnny ' s capacity for accomplishment, we find an unusual artistic temperament. He has a keen ear for music, his own ability to write enables him to enjoy the work of others, and he loves the theater. This appreciation of the artistic adds charm and grace to a most interesting character. We hope Johnny will remain in the service, but whatever road he chooses it wi surely be traveled by good fellows and will lead to the peak of success. COLOR CORPORAL Z CAPTAIN AND REGIMENTAL ADJUTANT I CLASS MANAGER INDOOR MEET 4 3 2. I POINTER STAFF 3 1 I EDITOR-IN-CHlLr OF THE POINTER I COLOR LINE 3 WALTER MORRIS JOHNSON lOTH DISTRICT MINNESOTA WASHINGTON, D. C. ARTIST, hobo, or poet; if you are not already one of these, communion with nature _X will make you at least ' one of them. We suspect Walter of being all three. Long A. ago he caught the thrill of the outdoors, the incomparable joy of utter freedom. To be afone, with no sound save the whispering of trees or the murmur of falling water, with no outlook that is not of pure beauty, this is the dream of the poet; he who has known it has poetry in his soul. But Walter has also wandered the land of the artist. He has tished in the green and silver paradise of the Canadian Lakes, he has hunted in the overpowering beauty of the Sierras, he has sailed under the gorgeous colors of a Pacific sunset. Where could the palette and brush find a greater challenge? We are sure that Walter, with his camera and his two A-books, is an artist. But we know that he is a hobo. Sometimes we can read laziness in his smile; always we can see fraternitv in his good nature and humor; always we can see in him the happy- go-lucky spirit of the highway; sometimes we can catch a far-away look that is asking for adventure. Artist, hobo, and poet CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I TENCING 4 POLO lARPSHOOTER I HOWELL HOPSON JORDAN 5TH DISTRICT TENNESSEE MURFREESBORO, TENN. T has been truly said that no people love their homeland more than Tennesseans and surely that state has no more loyal son than Jordan. Naturally his loyalty ex- tends to the whole Southland, and even after four years spent in this military cradle his eyes glow and his enthusiasm bubbles over at the mention of Lee, Jackson or Stuart, whose example inspired his ambition to become an officer. Howell ' s room is always the scene of industry, with its occupant surrounded by ma- terial for the Pointer. However, his reluctance to display his many talents causes us much worry. He was actually forced to accept the part of iBlackazelTin a Color line and his interpretation was a feature of the skit. But modesty has never kept him from con- stant encleavor to entertain the Corps and to share in its activities. Howell is the possessor of great calm and steadiness. His friends often wonder how a man can be so entirely human and yet so seldom display temper. Sometimes a scowl replaces his smile, but it always ends with humorous cynicism so we know what is taking place beneath the dour mask. We always think of Hal as a unique character, a gifted personality and a true friend. SERGE. ' iNT 1 RIFLE SQUAD 2. 1 POINTER ST- Ft HUNDREDTH NIGHT i 1 CAMP ILLUMINAT10 ASSOCIATE EDITOR I HOWITZER 3 1 COLOR LINES I PISTOL MARKSMAN t . THEODORE ROOSEN ' ELT KALAKUKA PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL GUARD, IO9TH INrANTRY SCRANTON, P ffi vas born in Jersey City; his habitat ,ania and his early enyironment was ancestors came from the Ukraine; he IS the anthracite field of Eastern Pennsy aryel of the Corps; eyery language and d ' ' l " t of C - ' f; 3 g ,„,,h is complete Kleagles, Section Marchers and Instructors, 7 " ff " j ? ,nd he ' ll haye it done nimelake he is. Just tell Theodore h; " - ' " h ' ;;Vee3 h ' ' att are successful, for you in fiye minutes. He 1 try anything on e llll ' ' j . hode rays, the He IS an mdiyidualist. Although he can talk " 0 " . Ve c of Chemistry Satellites of Jupiter and radio - " .- ' ' h ' ; " J Jl e ? o -ork problems for others. ji ir : ;s! ust%=e ri- S- the Scranton Times. HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 CAMP ILLUMINATION EXPERT RIFLEMAN V ATHOLIC CHAPEL CHOIR RIFLE 3 . EXPERT ' 111 111 ' It Courtesy .-jcnbners Lee ACceT s THe m ce Teii ns at ATTOMATTOX COU%T HOUSe JOHN OGDEN KILGORE 6th district ILLINOIS CHICAGO, ILL. Although Jack comes from Chicago he is at heart a pioneer and has spent many L a pleasant and instructive day in the big woods. As he peacefully smokes his ly pipe during those last few minutes before inspection, while all the others are tearin? around trVing to find a clean pair of gloves or some other forgotten detail, JacK reminds us forcefully of the calmness of the forests. He never hurries but is always among the first to complete an assigned task in the best possible way. At West Point, Jack has always been at the top in his discipline record. Not that he boned it— he is inherently neat. Tack would never be accused of being a snake but he has made a lot of lasting friends among the young and old of both sexes. His ready smile and bounteous good will would long tne young convert a heart of stone True to his pioneer spirit. Jack is taking the air aft to drop in on us almost any time. BEAST DETAIL CAMP ILLU MARKSMAN uation so we may expect CORPORAL 2. FIRST SERGEANT ZO9 MRGIL MILES KIMM LND DISTRICT IOWA ULAlRbTOWN, lA. IOWA is a corn state but it also raises soldiers and chess players. ' irgil spent a year and a half in the army before coming to West Point and has the unusual record of having promoted himself to first class private. Chess is his hobby and a glance at his activities will convince any one of his success. He began the organization " of the chess club during his yearling year, and has built up a genuine interest in chess throughout the Corps. The chess club stands as a monument to his energy and ability. French proved to be his fool ' s check mate during his yearling year, so he came to join us from ' 16. He is silent about love affairs, but why should he " be boning coast artillery if the dreams of a pleasant seaside home haven ' t had something to do with his choice. We wish him the best of luck and know that the Coast and some girl are fortunate. RIFLE MARKSMAN CORPORAL 2. RING COMMITTEE CHESS CLUB CHAMPION 4 3 1 I SEC- RETARY 3 PRESIDENT 1 I TEAM 4 3 1 I INTERCOLLEGIATES 2. I A.B. B.A. 137,1 ' I JOHN WALKER KIRBY 6th district west VIRGINIA INTRODUCING J. W. himself, premier man of the world and a true Mountaineer His first toy was a buzz-saw and his hobby is smiling at troubles. His serene and ever-present good humor makes him a pal to tie to, whether one is defacient in Law stuck with a pair of 1.9 blind drags or only down-hearted about the latest week-end leave lost on cfemerits. Made a budding voung corporal at furlough, he tried lite in the ■ ' Lost Batt " for a year and I Company was sorry to lose him when the Powers called him to guide a platoon of Runts during First Class camp. He ' s had his interesting rounds with the Math P ' s and M. Vizay, but John firmly believes that " A tenth a dav keeps the finals away. " His week-ends in the metropolis were marvels of keen adventure and his parties are ones to remember. Many-hued notes make their daily entrada; it must be this appreciation of feminine charm in general that makes him ' the original " Sir Gladheart. " We ' ll miss John when he gets his gold bar and his " wings, " but we ' ll always place our bets on this red-haired son of Mars to succeed in a world of men who do things. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I EXPERT RITLEMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN ■ fe Ij ,jP=-f i };f HERBERT BRYANT KIRKPATRICK 3RD DISTRICT VIRGINIA ALEXANDRIA, VA. IN the year iioo, a legend was sung by the troubadours of Provence concerning one of their comrades who had mysteriously disappeared. He was an amiable lad who could turn a verse one moment, and sing it the next to a tune of his own making. A dark young man with a certain inexplainable lilt in his voice that reflected his joy of life, his attunement to his surroundings, and a faith in the future ' s store. Being much beloved, his absence was sung as being due to a jealous muse or to some supernatural power that must some day return him to their midst. Again, if one cares for history, one will find that at about this time in England a page of foreign lineage appeared. A favorite because of himself, admired for his talents, his wholehearted devotion to his ideals, all caused him to be squired before his fellows, and then to reach knighthood by a popular acclaim. When something of import had to be done, it was then this accomplished knight who was called upon, for everyone knew that self was replaced by cause or principle and he would perform at his best. Perhaps the troubadours were right. We know not what future return they sang. However amongst us is a dark young man with a certain inexplainable lilt in his voice that who knows? ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. TIRST SERGEA CER 4 3 2. I SMALL A I CHOIR 4 3 2. I ELECTK HOWITZER BOARD lOGRAPHIES EDITOR r I LIEUTENANT I BEAST DETAIL SOC- COMMITTEE 3X1 HONOR COMMITTEE ri.E EXPERT PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER I :, JOHN H. KOCHE ' AR rrpHE story of the ■ ' strong silent EPRESENTATIVE ARIZONA LOWELL, ARIZ. of the Southwest " passed from mvth into fact 1 teScS rd ' these hectic vears-he always ? sc.crn o t he does. When he left the ranks with chevrons it was the hrst time he as use It, not abuse it. There are men to whom one can give Behind a slightlv gruff manner John hides an optimist s -cw of h e nd a mos g erous heart. The expression " luckv at cards, unlucky in love Nvas ' ' for JolU; " looks like the Field Artillerv without, without for the t.nie being anyway, until the last installment on the coupe is paid. SUPPLY SERGEANT I PISTOL MARKSMAN iiiil FRED WALLACE KUNESH lOTH DISTRICT WISCONSIN HAUGEN, WIS. A BOHEMIAN, temperamental, impulsive and hot-blooded; yet he is level-headed and without the rashness that usually accompanies these characteristics. He became known for his smiling and carefree disposition and, in his first two years, gained a reputation as being the most risque man in his company. Then furlo — love — and a changed man! He became serious and lived down his reputa- tion sufficiently to be fairly high ranking, and got on the Beast Detail. Blessed with a quick penetrative mind, he seemed to have a creative instinct, and always had some clever and creative plausible ideas. Given any device, in a glance he sees how it works and soon he can operate it perfectly. The first two years his schemes and devices were simple, they were merely to harass or amuse his classmates. After furlo his ideas became more serious, and he kept them for development after graduation. He loves aeroplanes and the Air Service, and considers that the ideal way to die is in an aeroplane. So the winged branch for him. (Both here and hereafter!) CORPOR- ' iL 1 SERGE.ANT I BE. ST DET.AIL IFLE SHARPSHOOTER 114 ■■ Sr- n f HAROLD ALBERT KURSTEDT ARMY PITTSBURGH, PA. ,CAOME men don ' c know whu rhcv wanr-and g-.r Others know wh- hev cWt E xn :n Bcasr Barracks, Harold had h.s -ams of scars and chcvr mikine every minute count. And on the formuLa of hard, consistent, ana . rdmlnfble work, he has been successfuL Stars he -n che .ons he won perch amon the Engnieers. Not without some P f ' however btkin Srs s ' :: :: ' S; ;:: determined march has our hero n a re rse- of Cupid. This IS ,ust to show that even he has " " hing to st .m . _ g LvenL and lace-and a bonafide ng Tt to h is ch--n h C U 1 ■ . But such things happen even to Engineers, Harold-u s .i We wish vou luck and new worlds to conquer. , ,,■,,! OT.INTO i I RIFLE ACTING CORPORAL CORPORAL 2. CAPT. ' MARKSMAN PISTOL I U! W LAWRENCE SHERMAN KUTER SENATORIAL ILLINOIS MILWAUKEE, WIS. , NE Larry; laughin , quick-witted, generous, eagerly obliging — all that a man or woman could wish. Nothing in his life has been or will be so sorrowful as to make him cease to smile. A cheerful shrug of the shoulders dispenses with any unpleasant event. Larry has forgotten sorrow for joy. He has the gift of appropriate repartee. Those who seek to penetrate his guard of humor always find themselves blushing confusedly at an instinctive yet perfect riposte. Yet with his humor he has a manner compelling ' enough to make a ' school girl believe the moon is not romantic, if he chooses. Although he became addicted to bridge he later expanded the theory that cards, bar- rack ballads, and academic work do not make a harmonious mixture. He never learned to be a low ranking scholar. His love for stud - does not prevent him from being a good two-fisted scrapper and a real man. Friendship begets friendship, so one does not wonder that Larrv is surrounded bv sincere comrades. No truer gentleman than he is alive. Withal, the old, old saying that one person ' s loss is another ' s gain brings little consolation for us when we bid good-bye to Larr -. CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I BEAST DETAIL BOM. -G4 ASSISTANT MANAGER LACROSSE 3 D Iff worthwhile and under it in life? ' ill he IS ; OLAF HELGESEN KYSTER.Jr. SENATORIAL ARKANSAS STUTTGART, ARK. TWO eternal questions, " What is love? " and " What i would seem to brand Olaf as a cynic, but it ' s all a pose good-natured kaydet. Long lankv, and easv-going, Olaf never lets things worry him much. He has a marked propensity for cutting a ' ' buck-and-wing while his roommates are trying to study, a craving for " hotski " ' ' music, and a fondness for jokes. Academics are a bothersome necessity drills and parades part of the routine, but when it comes to soldiering he s there Hi ' s erect figure and deep voice won him a battalion adjutantcy, but the chevron bill brought forth an agonized wail of " What price glory? " However, Olaf wrote the line, " Sleep, it is a blessed thing, " so the ecstasy of lying in bed while the rest ot us shuffled out to reveille compensated for the pecuniary loss. Though fond of polo, Olaf is headed for the Coast. Too bad that such a good man . . , , • ,.r I • __ 1 :...r- .u_n„ j«,.,„ .rrUt ,nrh smokestacks. should spend his life learning to drop ten inch shells down eight LIEUTENANT AND BATTALION ADJUTANT I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 2. I RING AND RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN CORPORAL 2. REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR BEAST DETAIL I POLO 1 1 CAMP ILLUMINATION I SEAL COMMITTEE 4 3 i CHAIRMAN CECIL W ' INFIELD LAND ZND DISTRICT KANSAS lOLA, KAN. UNHERALDED Cecil came, but not for long did he remain in the dark. Incipiently, a short while after his arrival, there appeared his great characteristic thorough- ness that gave him dependability. Quite naturally, tasks were allotted to him, and he increased in importance and his assignments rose to more and more consequential things. We find him in his last year commander of the third battalion, and a battalion could not desire a better leader. ' Tis passing strange to know a man who works well with his hands and with his head. When there was construction work to be done on the stage for a Hundredth Night show, a scoreboard to be operated, or " Pointer " work to be done Cecil was called. As chair- man of the Camp Illumination Committee and as associate editor of the " Pointer " he has displayed some of his capabilities. Cec is as thorough a player as a worker. He believes in the " well-done " theory applied to work and play. He is properly balanced to climb onward and upward. A gay chap, yes, but, by heaven, a man! CORPORAL 1 CAPTAIN POINTER 4 ■ ATI ON 3 I 1 I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 1 I CAMP ILLUMIN- RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER Q ALOYSIUS LEPPING 5TH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA, PA. -ITUDY hour at nighc. Silence. A heavy tread is followed by a sharp k " ock. On the floor above, the occupants of a room hide sundry dials, L. " bf .- f " f ;; ' ' f e O drawers and lockers. A knock, an entrance, and a silent exit. The inmates of the room sigh relievedlv. Al has been working on his radio again. Call It what vou desire, avocation, vocation, or hobby, you cannot separate Al trom his radio Ty regulation or force. There is much of the creator in him that indicates inven- tion sooner or later. Fable has it he designed a vest pocket radio, made one, and it worked! Four years ago he left Pennsvlvania to obtain a militarv edu never kept him awake at night; he even enjoyed mathematics A good athlete, too, is Lep. He can show you how to do man • .1 thing on the held by on. Academic work nJ .issoci.ite subjects. ibsorb- doing it himself. ,, Sf iVnce lures him. While most of us read the monthly liction m.igazines, Ai ing a scientific discovery, or learning the latest ,n radio. Not th.it humor is strange to him; he fully enjoys any fun or laughter. The Cavalry will, if Lep has his way. SERGEANT RIFLE MARKSMAN r GEORGE EDWARD LEMNGS 3RD DISTRICT MISSISSIPPI MOORHEAD, MISS. IT was with no little trepidation that we asked an interview of Mr. Levings, the eminently successful advertising manager of the Pointer. We expected a few succinct answers to our questions, such as we had received from Mr. McCoy. Instead, we had to probe into a mood of deep meditation. Here are our notes: George likes all vegetables except okra, he thinks that Farmington is the best girls ' school, " and that there is no logical reason for garters in a man ' s wardrobe. He is fond of police dogs, malted milk, and intelligent women with brown hair and eyes, or brown hair and blue eyes, or what have you. He is an optimist. Camels are his favorite smoke, Edgar Allan Poe his favorite poet, polo his favorite sport, and he believes in censorship. Black is his choice of colors for horses and socks; he does not care for mutton; he likes Cadillacs. He loves our sky- scrapers; he believes that West Point is a boom town; he stands by his fondness for pra- lines and deplores their scarcity. Here his meditation deepened; the long, lean jaw closed like a vice; the mellow voice was silent — the tired Mr. Levings was asleep. CORPORAL SERGEANT I HOP MANAGER ] RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER iii MARK KINCIAD LEWIS, Jr. IND DISTRICT NEW JERSEY MAPLE SHADE, N. J. WMmMfmMimm as the wily goaltender kept the Corps ' ' ' . ' ' fXiZr ' four straigLyearsHn three sports he guarded t enet l as he stopped a soccer or 1 ™ ] f ' " " eyTd u one can ' t block a hurtling missle and keep hiY f r ' fP, he oal as Lew did, pro- is something THERE. It takes a .g " ; ' " ,;° ; ' J J es oTr nk tnd field. And withal lecting his personality and his ' 11, ° h " " " ' : ' " f°er the assembly has blown, he lived as we did; we see him walking f™ " .° " , ' , . ' - ' ud of his O.A.O. always fighting for a i.o, being overcome with a 3.0, and e eI po CORPORAL 2- 43 1 ■ ' . .TI BEAST DETAIL I SOCCER 4 3 - ' ' ' ' ' ' JJ -,, , ' ' T ADVERTISING MANAGER HOWITZER RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER A.B. HOCKEY 43 II SMALL- -A- 3 1 CAPTAIN I iLL r GERALD FRANCIS LILLARD SENATORIAL KANSAS KANSAS CITY, KANS. ' ITH his winning smile, his sparkling wit, and his never-failing good nature, Jerry made friends of us all from the start. Ever since the dark days of Beast larracks he has done his share in keeping the old morale high, and it is a tough situation indeed in which he can not find humor enough to turn out a good laugh. That is why he is always to be found in the center of a jolly, grinning crowd. With all his irrepressible desire to play, Jerry also possesses the ability, the efficiency, and the determination to accomplish work when there is work to be done. He enters any activity with a whole-hearted enthusiasm which makes for success, and his con- scientious efforts to do his best in any undertaking have made him, in the eves of both the Tactical Department and his classmates, a worthv Cadet officer and member of the Beast Detail. The hard-riding, open-air life of the Cavalry has a strong appeal for Jerrv and he has " boned " that branch consistently. We wish him the best of luck! Anv organization that he joins will find him a good comrade, an efficient officer, and a true gentfeman. CORPORAL 1 LIEUTENANT I BEAST DETAIL POINTER 4 1 EXPERT PISTOL MARKSMAN IP ILLUMINATION DAMD STUART LOUGHBOROUGH SENATORIAL OHIO WASHINGTON, D. C. JRN and bred .imon;; miHtarv surroundings, Dave has never had a doubc as to ' the niche in life that he was intended to hll. The Air Corps is his choice .J) a good one, for flying will satisfv the craving tor adventure common to m courage and high spirit. He has a bent for merriment that has kept " L " Companv in tur Any pretext or none at all, is sufficient cause for a rough-house, an safe once he starts. Dave devotes considerable attention to the frail sex, but so ta nothing serious. Here IS evidence of good generalship. He fi ' mlv believes that -sufficient unto the dav is the evil J ' , never lets life worrv him so long as his grades are written in bla k ink T e ° ' " ' we ever see wrinkles on his brow is lust before Christmas leave-he does hate tne i u .... • ,.; .1 ..„■„.,„..,.. ,-,.nf;, nr rhar he will wear a smile— he IS thai moil h) ■ three vears. dlifcoi limb are not r, there seems to be f. " Con sequentlv, he When D, sort .loing tail-spins we are confident that he will LACROSSE 4 3 RIFLE EXPERT JOHN RAYMOND LOX ' ELL FATE missed her cue when she did not toss Jack into John Smith ' s longboat as he skimmed the wavelets of the Potomac, or into a prairie schooner in the days of ' 49. For Jack is of the pioneer mold. The spirit of enterprise, the thews to conquer, the courage to endure are all his. He battles life with might and mind, refusing to accept defeat, not content with chance victories; rather, he boldly fixes a goal, then charges to the fight and wins. Jack tested his brawn as laborer, coal miner, and railroader. But the ambition that urges him forward conceived of higher things. He wanted to know radio, so he joined the Signal Corps at Camp Vail. To supplement soldiering he managed the post movies and learned to box. Still not satisfied, he studied Geometry and History under the guid- ance of an officer and won his appointment. Jack ' s ring history is an epic in itself, typical of his life at est Point. The first year he was crude; the second year he took shape, the third year he was Corps champion; the fourth he was captain — a terrific puncher and a shifty boxer. One consideration keeps Jack from being temperamental — the femme. Her daily letter soothes his restlessness, his answer keeps him busv. After six years they are hopping off — to the Air Service. CORPOR. ' Li BASEBALL 4 3 2. I BOXING 4 3 1 1 CAPTAIN I " a " lONSHlP 3 2. I FOOTBALL I INDOOR MEET 4 3 1 I NUMERALS RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMA THt LAST SFlKt t ROBERT GRAHAM LOWE 7TH DISTRICT TEXAS CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. CHARMS Strike the sight, but merit wins the soul - But what if the two are com- bined, as thev are in Bob? Rarely do we find a more charming nature and one more deserving of merit. His enthusiasm and zest enliven any company his boy- ishness is doubly attractive becaus it is natural, and his graceful dancing is del.ghttul to watch. To plav with him is always a pleasure. But plav IS onlV half the game for Bob. He is alwavs at ' ork I ' l ' l f ' X something new, trving to do something more gr.tcefullv.Bv hard ; 0 ' -k h j ; ' Xws h made hiinself an excellent gymnast. In Color Lines " Hundredth Nght sh talent and enerc v alwavs seemed to ht in where most needed. W hen he wants to do an) thmg he wiK rest until it is done, but he works for the fun of it, and tor the pleasure of acquiring new accomplishments. , , . j Bob ' s chief care is to be a good soldier. An Arim- child, he was bred to the Aa■ n and Its traditions are his. He is scrupulous in his preformance of duty, vet tactful %n hen it necessary. Manv are the good times we have had, working ine with him,— mav there be many more. ing with liim, singing with him, laugh- CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT 1 NIGHT 1 I COLOR LIf GYMN. .UM SQUAD , 4 - ' ° ' ' ' ' ' " ' HUNDREDTH I PISTOL SQUAD 3 L . P.STOL EXPERT RIFLE MARKSMAN HENRI ANTHONY LUEBBERMANN ALASKA WASHINGTON, D. C. ND thus the tale continued of rhomme aux cheveux d ' or who had in his youth, by intricate and unstable means, desecrated the steepled nests of palatable birds and bartered with their owner, the parish priest, for their delivery. Such trans- actions fostered his keen trading sense. As youth blossomed he could even be seen dis- pensing nectars of such variety as Coco-Cola and " What have you? " Lucre is not the only kingdom in which Luby trades however. Passing to the Isles of Elusive Shadows we find him exchanging repartee of a fisty sort. Swagger of assurance, a keen contemplative smile, a song on his lips and the agile arms poised like those of a laureled Olympian, he steps forth to champion his cause. His lady ' s wimple has never touched the earth. The earth recalls. Hast seen the human catapult hurled at the leathern globe? Self propelled and with a harmony of motion excelled only by his aquatic grace, he arches through the ether to contact with the sphere. Another soccer goal is saved! Narcissus lays claim to misogyny at times. Take notice when a comely damsel passes. Forthwith he dons his doublet and jacket. " I ' d better attend to my coiffure, I suppose. " 2. SERGEANT I HUNDREDTH N ' lGHT 2 CATHOLIC CHOIR 4 3 2. I BEAST DET. ' BOXING 4 SOCCER SMALL " a " CARL ELLIOTT LUNDQUIST 5TH DISTRICT MICHIGAN GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. ■ " ARL ' S grand-predecessor of the davs when new Plebes steamed up the Hudson (( and were unloaded at Gee ' s Point, was one George A. Custer. As a Kaydet, Custer V_v was reputed to be the most mischievous and funloving man in the Corps. He and Carl would have been partners in crime, for Carl has the same irrepressible, plavtul nature. We have heard it said that he takes the word " work " rather lightly but that means he is not a drudge. It is these energetic, care-free fellows we look to when there is an adventurous, unusual task to be done. In his artistic talent Carl has found expression for his sense of humor and observation of life. Look at his sketches in almost any Corps publication and you will see the humor- ous twist he gives to cadet life. His comic style has an appealing quality that took with the Corps at ' once. However, he is too much the artist to conhne himself to comedy and his more serious work is very commendable. We can see in Carl ' s deep blue eves a longing for the air of romance that is the Caval- ry ' s own; we know that he yearns for the beauty and companionship of horses; we are sure that ' life on the plains and in the mountains will inspire his brush. JT1;R 4 3 HOWITZER 4 3 2. I SERGEANT 1 lUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 GEORGE McCOYJr. SENATORIAL WASHINGTON VANCOUVER, WASH. ' R. McCOY received us in his rooms in the fashionable North Barracks Arms, and immediately plunged into the business at hand with characteristic energy. ixWe learned that Mac has all of his teeth, no gunshot wounds, a fondness for things mechanical, and a large stack of variously tinted letters. Without being questioned he reeled off ' the following statements: " I think your tall buildings are magnificent, the American Girl is as beautiful as she is good, and " — he added sternly — " she is as good as gold. " This last without a hint of sarcasm. So much for the interview. Spare time is rather scarce hereabouts, our days are quite full. When a man will devote hours of his spare time to the helping of those to whom mathematics is a mystery and a source of terror, that in itself bespeaks a dependability, a willingness to help at a time when help is most needed and appreciated. Mac did just that. He worked problems, explained derivations, did everything within his power to save the day in what would have otherwise been a losing fight. He was there when he was needed and somehow, we have a feeling that he will always be there when he is needed. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT FOOTBALL 432. HUNDREDTH PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN mi DANA POWERS McGOW ' N 3RD DISTRICT MAINE ELLSWORTH, ME. .ANA ' S long list of activities had its beginning June 15th, 190Z, and now repre- sents the efforts of a much older man. Prior to his admission to West Point his training was in the school of experience, whose campus stretches across the United States. Dana was a gang boss in Maine, a silver miner and fireman in Nevada, a student in Alabama, a soldier of fortune in California, and a Don Juan, ne pkis ultra, in every town from Hoboken to Tia Juana. When only eighteen years old, he assumed the fiercest scowl possible for one so oung, and convinced a Marine Corps sergeant that one Dana Powers McGown was , real Leatherneck in the rough. After two vears of efficient work as a soldier of the sea he became enthusiastic about the Naval Academy, received an appointment, worked hard on a preparatory course, and, when ever •thing was all set for the beginning of his Naval Training, he decided to come to West Point. Such is Dana. At the Academv he has accepted the hardships and disappointments in the manner worthy of an old soldier, and has always been true to each and every one of his numerous " femnies de coeurs. " Dana hopes to be stationed in China as a Lieutenant ot Infantry. CORPORAL 2. HOP MANAGER 3 i RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER SERGEANT 1 :l|l: m liii 3RD DISTRICT INDIANA JEFFERSONVILLE, IND. UBBER missed his first breakfast in the sleepy town of Jeffersonville, Indiana, x twenty-two years ago. He attended the local high school, where he gained a J) reputation, first as a member, and later as captain of the basketball team. He then changed his allegiance to Purdue University, where he serenely slept through his freshman year. Tiring of college, Monty decided to tr}- a more strenuous life and conse- quently entered West Point with the Class of 19x7. Naturally quiet and retiring, Bubber came little into prominence his Plebe year. With Yearling Summer Camp and the afternoon deadbeats, we became acquainted with the real man. Under the shell of apparent indifference, a pleasing personality began to show itself to the hearts of his comrades. Never worried, and apparently otslivious to the turmoil around him, Bubber sailed through his next two years with a calm and serenity that never once permitted him to lose his perpetual smile and good humor. With first class year, Bubber ' s devil-may-care attitude placed him among the elite, — he was " made " a first class buck. So he will leave West Point, wearing a broad smile, a clean sleeve and carrying with him the deep affection of all his classmates. GOAT FOOTBALL TEAM 1 RIFLE MARKSMAN HARRY ELLERY McKINNEY TT TERSATILITY is the word that should be emblazoned above all A crowded scroll of Mack ' s qualities. He came to us versed in the SENATORIAL TENNESSEE ETOWAH, TENN. Others on the crowded scroll of Mack ' s qualities. He came to us versca lu luc ' ' I ' f ' yy " Y attested bv the fact that he was First Captain in his Py P ' - if o XP . that he can at any time claim a commission in the Reserves. He is something ot a poet_, a musician, an orator, and an actor. His most cherished , shovel symphonies, with an obligatto of soda-dispensin, salesmanship. As exemplified by his snappy cheerleading. Mack makes " P Jigor •J " ' ' for his lack of size. When entertainments or Color Lines are to be planned he is ever in demand and can be relied on to make the show a success. Mack ' s ready, cheerful smile has made him many fronds but it h- ■■J -- ,};;;;; rts, however, are pick and , newspaper vending, and and enthusiasm, executed, fun-maker beyond ..jmerous demerits. In any situation, no matter how difficult, ht and making light the hardest tasks. In concluding this entirely inadequate accoiint, know that he , , , r j j compare, a willing and cheerful comrade, and the most sincere and dependable ot friends. SUPPLY SERGEANT I GYMNASIUM SQUAD 4 CHOIR 4 3 " " ' ' ' 3 " MP ILLU.MINATION 4 3 I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 PISTOL MARKSMAN CHEERLEADER 1 IFLE MARKSMAN NATHAN ALTON McLAMB 5TH DISTRICT GEORGIA ALLAPAHA, GA. A WEEPING wind whistled around 3011 with its houseful of four disconsolate Plebes. Goober laid aside the Bible, having finished parsing the sixth chapter of .Hebrews. He thought a moment, took one foot out of the water bucket, inserted the other, and then startled his harem with the remark, " Of all the animals I know, I ' d rather be a panther. " He was evidently speaking from experience, for Goob has been not only a Beast, but more specifically, in order, a bird, walrus, elephant, goat, and finally a snake. Goob it was who would set the alarm clock for four A. M. so he could wake up and know he had two more hours till reveille; Goob it was who climbed Cro ' s nest and nearly committed suicide by falling halfway down; Goob who felt highly indignant when the Tac asked if there were any " extenuating circumstances " ; Goob the one who would gladly have gone without his supper rather than walk to the mess hall on icy nights; Goob who was always ready to start a rough-house or a game of bridge and to finish either in good order; Goob who dared to plan the seating arrangement for the Hundredth Night Show. And so it has been Goober for four years the big friend in M Co. Do anything for any- one; in for everything. HUNDREDTH NIGHT ; ILE MARKSMAN s kt ' ht EDWARD DAVIS McLAUGHLIN 1ST DISTRICT MASSACHUSETTS GREENFIELD, MASS. THE shadows of the Mayflower and of Puritan austerity lend to Mac a sober out- look on life, vet when ' he laughs, the first impression seems gainsaid. No such bugaboo as the shade of Governor Bradford presses on his spirit which is as tree as the rollicking west wind. When we first knew him, he took life more seriously than he does now, and carried true offensive spirit into every board fight. But, Mac ' s restlessness balked at the restraint of study, so he slowly slipped into the goats. ' Idleness and Mac were born enemies. How often have we heard the division ring vvith " McLaughlin, step out, " and seen him trot awav to the hills, the gymnasium or wher- ever the spirit can be free, and the bodv active. Although the rcgulantv of athletics irks him, he is a natural sportsman, and can perform any feat th.it requires lithe strength and agility. j u ij Mac has shared our good times and our troubles. If golf or tennis were m order, he could stay with the best; if it were bridge during C. Q. Mac was not to be denied. But all has not been play, and he has learned the things that go to make a successful officer. CORPORAL L SERGEANT I BOXING 4 RIFLE MARKSMAN THOMAS KESSLER McMANUS AT LARGE PANAMA CANAL ZONE TOM searched far before he decided to become one of the Corps. He first heard Army " hell-cats " at Fort Totten. Soon the cow paths of Boston felt what later devel- oped into a No. li HE. Then San Diego and Berkley put a lasting touch of sun- shine into his happy eyes. At Fort Warden, Washington, he learned that a man must be big of chest and strong of limb, but he let Virginia teach him the way of a man with a maid. West Virg:inia gave him the proper vocabulary for a " mule-skinner " on a dough- boy hike. His high school days closed at Redwood Falls, Minn., and after a successful year at Georgia Tech., he came to us with a thorough knowledge of books and of the ways of the world. Tom has made splendid use of his natural athletic ability. Although he e.xcells in baseball, football, and basketball, his love for all sports has made him an excellent swimmer, a good golfer and a worthy tennis opponent. We call him " Beaucoup " because he possesses more than one man ' s share of the quali- ties that make an engineer popular. Not a trace of selfishness, alwavs a happy, sincere smile and a helping hand, overflowing with Corps spirit and loyalty. Add to these a sense of humor and you see why " Beaucoup " has nothing but friends. ACTING CORPORAL 3 SERGEANT 1 LIEUTENANT I BASEBALL 3X1 SUMMER CAMP BASEBALL 3 I GYMNASIUM 4311 INDOOR MEET X I CHAMPION INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL TEAM 2. WILLIAM LEWIS McNAMEE ILND DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA H ' ' E has been a favorite in the Corps ever since we first heard the dulcet notes of his cherished sons , " The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi. " Mac is a songs ter, the rein- carnation of some Avalon bard, turning the dreary drudgery of Plebe Summer from horror to humor. Naturally he was in demand, and always responded in such an unaffected manner that to the artistry of his voice was added the charm of his personality — a rare combination worthy of the popularity that has been his. The requirements of the cadet in his social entrees are similar to labors expended by those who diligently work to engrave the " Constitution " or the Lords Prayer on the head of a pin; there ' s not much to it, but it ' s a terrible job. Mac is our social engraver in the sense that the infinite amount of work entailed behind the preliminaries for our cadet functions, simple as they are, fall to Mac. He gets results. There has been time for Mac to learn the old story every O.A.O. cuTies in her eyes and he expects to permanentlv follow the trail of the marital twosome. W e extend our best and all that-and predict that his unfailing good humor and good sense will carry him on to contentment. HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 3 CORPORAL 1 LIEUTENANT I SOCCER 4 3 1 I A 1 B..SKETDALL 1 WRESTLING 4 COLOR I CHOIR 4311 HOP COMMITTEE 3 1 I CHAIRMAN RirLE MARKSMA.N CHARLES H. McNUTT 2.5TH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA CLAYSVILLE, PENNA. ' y II " iHEN, what in blazes will you do with the income tax? " — Chick combines busi- ness with sport. First he studies his lesson, then how to use that lesson to the P ' s JJ- disadvantage. Once the instructor commits himself to the unsuspected ambush, Chick begins a sharp attack and the P withdraws for safety. But the attack follows until the P yields the whole ground— and Chick then demonstrates what in blazes to do with the income tax! His system is based on sound principles of war. It works against any instructor. All you need to win are a clear mind and a good fund of general informa- tion. Chick is exceptionally well equipped with both and his wide range of interests keeps both fresh. In his pre- West-Point youth, Chick was one of the scaliest snakes, enthusiastic hunters and tres bons vivants of the Pennsylvania hinterland. Also he confesses servitude as artist, student and school teacher. Hereabouts he amuses himself writing prose and verse, sketching, strumming a banjo, reading psvchology, coaching goats, boning Engineers, and conversing. When conversing, he has been known to gain he floor from Willie Palmer for a half-hour straight! Above all. Chick lives his motto, " Know vh;: ' til you get it. " want ana stick- to -oui km CORPORAL 1 CAPTAIN Li; SQUAD 4 RIFLE EXPERT 136 GEORGE EDWARD MARTIN SENATORIAL MICHIGAN WYANDOTTE, MICH. IN admixture of Irish wit and initiative is the inheritance he carries and die inv pression he leaves behind him. He would be a success in medicine so two ears n wcTC spent in preparation only to end in a decision to enter the MiJ ' ' . N rt vestern Starv ?ademy had planted there in the heart of this First Captain the desire to carry on at West Point. And so-George came to us. " mc on the! rack, or m .he field, smce both offer h,m such fine Jrvers.on. hiS ' s; ' ;r °c::;srs!: " L?Ck " £doi?;f :s£e ;e:;r:s :r " e Ss nThtySVormany f. ' ;:or.,bl. ch,n,es-cha„ e,,h.„ have ease . . »™ r:. " hXSX h™™„„erar ;es " ;;e " r.fhTcEs - a.lfi Geor.e leaves .. BEAST DETAIL INDOOR MEET i I TR.ACK SQUAD 1 I RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL MARK . 1AN ' CORPORAL 1. FIRST CAPT. MEREDITH DONALD MASTERS 6th district NEBRASKA CRAWFORD, NEBR. F ATIENT reader, if the last trembling note of " Army Blue " still lingers in your ears, or if the years have left but the memory, this is to recall a fellow actor on that stage, now comic, now tragic— West Point; one whom we will remember, more poignantly perhaps when our ears are soothed by the lulling of a saxophone. Surely you know of whom I speak— the merrv, corn-husk cradled child who was our Daddy. Nebraska ' s boundless fields filled her coffers with golden maize to celebrate his four years penance ended, but that grain was doomed to rot; expectancy was swayed to uncertainty. Six years was long. And his music! How we wondered at music born where no majestic mountains, no starry streams, no foreign atmosphere inspired flights of temperament. Yet he had it, and if this reminds you not of characteristic touches as his English demise, his presi- dential furlough, or his ever surging abundance of merriment, you surely should, at the mention of music, remember our Merry. We swayed to the rythm of his music, we thrilled to the spirit of it, we made love to the crooning of it. And now we dream to the echo of it. With this stimulation of memory, think of one of us, and thinking remind another. CORPORAL 3 SERGEANT I CADET ORCHESTRA 6 5 4 5 2. 1 CADET BAND 6 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 6 4 2. 1 COLOR LINES 5 I CAMP ILLUMINATION COMMITTEE I RIFLE MARKSMAN n WILLIS SMALL MATTHEWS 8th district TENNESSEE JACKSON, TENN. S SOUTHERNER throus h and through — that is Willis. From " Yes Sa " to " yes sir ' • was a hard task tor him. But he finally achieved that hne balance when he _ could sav " ves sa " for the Southerners and " yes sir " for the Northerners. lust to see Reuben is to like him. When he is around you can ' t miss him, but when he is absent vou realize it verv soon. We cannot attempt to state the source of his charm. The warm and s;enerous heart given him by his native state certainly plays an important part. From the men who have crawled him to the Plebes he has crawled, one and all are his fast friends. Red comforter has its appeal , but something more strenuous has a bigger ' ' l| " -f o ' J ; : It may be some sport, or failing that, some activity that holds his interest. He has always played the game so as to bring the most fun to all concerned. - , , u With an A.B. degree and three times winner of the white gloves, Reuben teels that he thoroughly knows West Point. We will miss him very much .ittcr graduation, but we know that wherever he goes he will hnd a host of new friends. SERGEANT I ASSISTANT MANAGER SOCCER 3 i MANAGER SOCCEK 1 O0. T FOOTB.4.LL TE..ML HUNDREDTH NIGHT 1 I A.B. 4 CAMP ILLUMIN..TION HOWITZER RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 2.39 1 EDWARD PONT MECHLING H MC LEAN, VA. E came here young, unsophisticated, conscientious, with pride and ambition shining in his blue-grey eyes. Four years and some few of these qualities have altered; others have never changed. There is one characteristic we know to be constantly his own: his ambition to be of service to those who are his friends. In this quality and in his steadfast adherence to its various difficult demands he has grown closer to us and more valuable as Graduation Day makes us realize he shall leave us behind. From the deep gratitude of a roommate guarded from Foundation by Ed ' s diligent coach- ing, to the admiration of the casual acquaintance, he is recognized as genuine and sincere. For six months he worried over Furlo Banquet — the final result of this period of intro- spection was his unusual method of " How to start off the banquet, " or, " Getting in the proper frame of mind. " How admirably he succeeded is now legend — suffice to say here that he was carried on the shoulders, yea, in the arms of, his grateful comrades. We hope that he enters the Service buovantlv— eager to maintain the standards he has established here. We are confident of his worth —glad to have called him " friend. " INDOOR MEET 4 5 I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER X40 ' 4 GUY STANLEY MELOY,Jr. 5TH DISTRICT MARYLAND LANHANI, MD. HILE running a barbed wire fence around West ' irgin.a with a surveying party Stan got his first glimpse of West Point through a transit. He saw the , golf flags anf thought it looked like a good country club, so he sent m a reserva- tion fof a four year room? without bath, at the North Barracks Hotel. For preparation he went to a canoe school run by the Canadian Indians and -«ived a degree ctiniud in paddleology-took a course in con)uncnons and their misuse a Schad man t.imous preparatory school; and for practical preparation went to see What Price Glor We nom ' inate Stan for the hall of fame-because he broke the A ' l X c ' un ' len baldness without the aid of a single drop of hair tonic; because he won tl up given by the Tactical Department in the sailing canoe regatta during l t Z TF ' rh ' Zll Army. POINTER 4 3 RULE MARKSMAN PISTOL ALEXANDER MACOMB MILLER, Jr, AT LARGE WASHINGTON, D. C. AC was born into the Army at Fort Riley and has been with it ever since. Like many another of our Army children he travelled from camp to post, heedless of the unseen power that tossed him about thus, glorying in the freedom that was his. As a student, Mac has seen the show from all angles. Usually he has reclined in the regal luxury of the loge where stars do gleam, but he has also gone into the pit with the horned herd. White gloves he has worn, but only once. One of Mac ' s most amazing qualities is his defense against feminine wiles. He has not shunned the fight, but, like a true soldier, has gone to the thick of it. Yet he has always come away unscathed, even from the great siege of Furlough, where two hundred fell at his right hand, but not Mac. Mac is the sort of man that uses life but does not abuse it. He is alwavs happv but never noisy; he does his work well but without over-emphasis; he is reserved but not retiring; he is naturally friendly and always gracious and courteous. A son of the Cavalrv, he aspires to be a cavalryman. CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I REGIMENTAL SLRGEANT MAJOR I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 i COLOR LINE 5 I TENNIS 3 RILLE SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL MARKSMAN U,; DANIEL PHIPPS MILLER SENATORIAL VIRGINIA PORTSMOUTH, VA. FOR Dan another motif than chivalry is precluded in his life. He still garnishes the drab mortal with a romantic plume hat of some gay old-Virginia cavalier. In his relations with women there is an old-time reverence and quaint courtesy. He has learned the correct mixture of labor and dreams. Athletics claim part of his heart, as football, afternoons of swimming or other activities and a willingness to play testify. Night is Dan ' s high time of romance. A naturally intelligent scholar learns quick- 1 - and easily. Thus he had time enough to light his pipe and dream— of what, who know-s? Yet knowing Dan one imagines chivalry and aesthetic visions. Aye, it ' s a splendid gift to think and to dream! You would do ill to judge him impractical. No, give him labor, if, unlike Standish of Standish, you wish to sav, " Well done. " Nor do you, when in distress, need to ask aid of him, for his helping hand is too quickly extended. Life has not a better friend. Happiness lies in Dan ' s slow, dreamv smile, and his South- ern voice sharplv contrasted with his energy. He possesses unfailing raith in the ultimate good and the immediate good that life gives man, nor is he afraid to tell you his prin- ciples. CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 3 1 I INDOOR .MEET 4 RIFLE AND PISTOL MARKSMAN WILLTAM HENDERSON MINTER lOTH DISTRICT TEX AUSTIN, TEXAS jILLY started to do big things at the age when most of us think of nothing but eating, playing, and sleeping. When but a small boy his ability was recognized and he was made an honorary member of the Rotary Club. Not many years after we find him at the University of Texas introducing himself to Einstein ' s theories. Now let us shift the scene to West Point. As a Plebe, Billy acquired a reputation for being indifferent. This alone is responsible for the absence of such titles as Corp. and Lieut, at the bottom of this page. Billy will not agree with the men who proclaim him the brainiest man in his class, but the goats who owe their Christmas leaves, yes, even their diplomas to his many hours of work with them, overrule his objections. Stars could easily have been his had he worked for them, but fileboning is not one of Billy ' s habits. Billy will always take life with a calm and serenity that is peculiarly his. He will never be excited, he will never be downhearted, he will never be without friends. ING 1 HUNDREDTH NIGHT :i RIFLE MARKSMAN a JOHN MARION MOORE L)TH DISTRICT TEXAS YOAKUM, TEX. ' ELL, that reminds me of the time . . . " and then we know that Mary-Ann is nearby, for there isn ' t another man in the Corps who can give such a complete list of all the events which have taken place here since 1802.. When about a foot long he tried Mexico, but came to the conclusion that the Tamaulipas jungle fleas were too hungry. Since then he has been a trapper, hatter, farmer, surveyor, janitor, account- ant and trader — good enough at each to fool every one except himself. When sickness turned him back to join us after Second Class Christmas Leave, we recognized in him a hard worker and we learned to envv the ambition that leads Marion into so many lines of endeavor and the capacity that makes him a success in each. Was there ever a Texan who wouldn ' t swear by the branch that is his birthright? Thus with Marion, but on his week-end forget-it-all trips he always answers the lure of the bright lights; so we judge that his talk about Cavalry as first choice is a blind. His devout speeches on the tender passion reveal a secret leaning towards the big guns and good quarters. Bv frankness, squareness, and grinds by the hundred has M.irion won us. Add to these qualities a dash of his particular brand of hard work and you have a recipe for a good orticer and a true friend. WRESTLING 3 HOWITZER 3 1 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 1 I POI PISTOL 2. I MANAGER I PISTOL EXPERT RIIL iR 2. COLOR LINE iIARKSMAN 4l§ MARTIN JOSEPH MORIN 3IND DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA PITTSBURGH, PA. ' ARTY, with his " X ' anity Fair, " " New Yorker, " " Judge, " " Webster, " is an exemplification of the reason why " Ladies Prefer Blondes. " And at that Marty is one of the youngest members of his class. But you would never know it. Though his years be few, his pompous, well-trained voice and select vocabulary have been known to sway many a hotly contested " B " Co. election or discussion. As an artist, Marty is without an equal for exactness, originality, and neatness. He has been known to labor for hours over the drawing of a single line or flourish. And as he draws, Marty goes through life— coolly, deliberately, a bit cynically perhaps; but if you look closely you will always find the trace of a smile on his face, ' and if you listen carefully you can always detect a snatch of a gay tune on his lips. Pittsburgh and the Civilian World are Marty ' s gods. Though he has been forced to worship them from afar for four years, it won ' t be hard to find him after graduation. Go to Pittsburgh where the lights are brightest, the music softest, the crowds gayest; or if by chance you should not find him there, go to his home and there in his den you will surely find him buried in some good book— and he mav be sighing for someone— who knows? CORPORAL SERGEANT I POINTER . SMSTANT 4 3 1 HOWITZER BOARD I CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE I 2.46 GEORGE ' AN HORN MOSELEY, Jr. HERCHEZ hi femme? Van lOTH DISTRICT ILLINOIS WASHINGTON, D. C. CHtK nr-z, la ici.u.ic. ... will eternally search for her, " [ ' ' " f " " , ' and will trot deesomelv with a winsome young thing up hill and down dale ?o tlTedans nt , to the ' dawnce. And afterward? There is no afterward Each week-end holds precious moments to be snatched from fleeting time, - y°,b= cherished, moments to be repeated? Well, not necessanlv . . . Perchance a new vMn some voung thing on the very next Saturday. , i i nrs But ladies are onlv lad.es, after all, and we think of them as being pleasant " icidents ,n Van lis and onlv that. In these neurotic times of f- f-S t, free religion ndfre morals it is with a sigh of relief that we hnd in our midst one who is not particuJariy i. wii;: this iiL-velous new order. And - - - ' l more rar. that -ing fom this one, we know that he will listen, reason, and then laugh with nou, and leid no " witha keen sense of humor he has laughed off the g- " ' f » ' " ' • ' ' ' " Siimse7f off, too. For the discrepancies of mankind, he has a warm " " ' l " " ; ' , ,S he will countenance no trifling. He will maintain a strict j ' , ' ; ,Jonor .r d unsui e ideals of personal conduct and living, those found in onlv the most honorable and . mired of men, among whom Van naturally takes his place. FENCING 4 3 1 INDOOR MEET 3 X CL.XSS RINC; COMMITTEE MARTIN MOSES SENATORIAL TEXAS TORT WORTH, TEX. TEXAS, Martin ' s home, is still our frontier state, in many ways unchanged from the old pioneer days. During his life at West Point, he has held to the frontier traditions, going quietly along, tackling and conquering each obstacle in a busi- ness-like way, asking favors of no one, yet always readv and willing to help when called upon. Martin ' s first two years here gave us the impression that he was a born woman-hater. He managed to fight off monotony with other charms than the feminine. But then Fur- lough; what changes it wreaks! Martin came back a changed man, and since then there have been few hops without him. How many times have we heard that invariable ques- tion, " Oh tell me, who is that good-looking kavdet with the marvelously curly hair? " Just for variety he says he will be a bacheloV, which shows good judgment if he really means it. Martin has proved himself to be the kind of a man one looks for in a friend; he is per- fectly sincere and genuine; he takes life with a calm that is rarely disturbed; he does his work conscientiously; he is always frank and square. %f I ROBERT HAMMIELL NAYLOR 1ST DISTRICT MONTANA BUTTE, MONT. 11 ROM the dismal depths of a Montana copper mine came Bobby one day. Says he M " This is a low-down job, I ' m going to work where it ' s clean. " So he shaved Ji- his famous black moustachios, flung some contraband into a grip, and came East. Bob ' s sojourn on the Hudson has been replete with incident. First there was the Day- when-the-Stars-Came-Out, thrilling to a Plebe and also damp. Then there was the shoot- ing-up of Summer Camp when he nearly slaughtered the T. D. with blank cartridges. This gave him forty-four hours to meditate on the evils of wasting government ammuni- tion. Then again when he visited Oscawana out of turn, ill-luck seemed to be on his trail once more, hence another " incident. " Bobbie has won his laurels modestly and taken his misfortunes with a |est; thank Heaven for another comrade who does not take life too seriously. Bob is of the brilliant, quick-to-understand type. The entire four years of studies have caused him no trouble, and he has had ample time for reading in French as well as in English, courage for months of heart-breaking work in boxing, and the good sense to be perfectly natural and human. ACTING CORPORAL ? CORPORAL 1 LIEUTENANT STAR.-. 4 BOX CHRISTIAN GOTTHARD NELSON 4TH DISTRICT NEW JERSEY BROOKLYN, N. Y. THE above pictured gentleman known as the " Shouting Swede " has as his native heath the picturesque garden spot of Bay Ridge. Chris tried manfully to keep his birthplace a dark secret, but several inadvertant slips such as, " dis giiy " and " the oily bold catches the woim, " have revealed the awful truth. Although he has kept his sleeves free from all manner of chevrons, Chris is in spirit a regimental adiutant. His ordinary conversational tone while not exactly a bellow, is faintly reminiscent of a battery of fog horns. But when his interest is aroused bv argu- ment his arms and hands move in a quaintly foreign fashion, and even the Plebes inVar away North Barracks shudder in their alcoves. Chris, in his early youth, spent many hours reading about D ' Artagnan, so practically his first move in the athletic line was to experiment with foils and dueling swords. The subsequent interest of a faithful damsel in the budding duelist, and the ever lurking danger of the hidden dart prevailed upon him to leave the actual work to others and to assume the responsibility of manager of the Army Squad. Success brought new success, and he has held the offices of Secretary and Treasurer of the IntercoHegiate Fencing Association. Truly a remarkable combination of athletic ability and managerial per- spicacity. MANAGER FENCING -DREDTH NIGHT SERGEANT I FRANK THOMAS OSTENBERG 1ST DISTRICT OKLAHOMA TULSA, OKLA. UR T im the Sheik of Tulsa, bv order. Sir " was Frank ' s reply to the time honored ' qd; ••What are va famous for? • ' and having viewed his -cvities since we can readilv believe it He has allowed nothing to interfere with his P.S. ing, no scheme nsed bv the T D has sufficed; the bleakest of winter skies has been n POtent The Mscu u Liii- 1 u .„ u„»„ K,,- l nrtT, ,a.,in«r monotonv. and It IS a po er- ever changing societ ful one of woman has been his charm against monotony pow( As an exponent of spooniness and neatness, Frank is the non-pareil. While most of us ive ; " hTou shoes in the laundry bag or our clothes m the basement h l nh ' j ly ch necessitv. To him who ranks first in conduct, six week-end leaves shall be Ignores sui given. Frank, like man V of us wanted the Detail, but the authorities saw in h.m the perfect -;];:t Suca o;of:;: pSr:nSfthe = ' Tilf wh l ' etows Ostie, and realizes that there ,s no trouble he would not take to accoliTe one, ' :: little mat ' ter like a crawling dwindles to insignificance. CORPORAL. S.PPLVS.KOHANTX LILUTHKAKTt -- - KKtlV " " MEET 3 1 I CATHOLIC CHOIR 4 3 1 I RIFLE AND P.srOL MARKSMAN ALVIN LOUIS PACHYNSKI 8th district ILLINOIS OAK PARK, ILL. TALENT cannot remain hidden for long. How little known was Pach our first year! He struggled manfully, uncertainly at the bottom, with no particular avocations. Suddenly a new planet shone brilliantly and permanently as he very nearly climbed to stars in academic work our second and third years. All Pach ' s dormant musical and artistic abilities were stimulated in the literary artistic atmosphere of C Company, autumn of 1915. Now he is well acclimated. Drawings marked Pachynski are hied in the Pointer office, in the artist ' s own " A " book, and many are herein. Oft of a winter ' s night a violin is dusted off and one hears the strains growing from gentle pianissimo in swelling crescendo to full sustained power, symbolical of the player ' s career here. Yet he did not seek success as a follower of the muses, but studied a year on an engineer- ing course at the Cranejunior College of Chicago. Of all his labors we say, " Well done. " Efficient, reliable, and dogged, he plays his hand until the last trick ' s over and won. Quiet, yes, because he censored all balderdash from his speech. His occupations, other than soldiery, were odd jobs. One was quite odd, shoe-salesman. Ach! have I not said he is an artist? May he enter the Signal Corps as he desires. He shall ever be to us Pach the artist, Pach the violinist, and Pach the tall, black-haired, good- looking friend. CORPORAL 1 LIEUTENANT INDOOR EXPERT III III i 5;l I w IRVINE HAMILTON PARIS TERRITORY OP HAWAII HONOLULU, HAWAII ' HAT ' S in a name? Remark the appelation of this beloved lieutenant of K Com- pany. Living with him, marching behind him, and knowing him as men know men, Paris ' name is fitting, and brings back to our minds those years of the Past of which ' irgil so aptlv wrote " arma virumque cano — . ' ' The son of Priam, his choice of ' enus as the goddess of beauty, and the circumstances relative to his selection, remind us a great deal of our own Paris. " Paree " admires beauty, possesses it himself, and is a worshipper of everything that is inherentl - beautiful. In addition, he would just as likely have furnished the cause for the occurre nce of the Trojan War by obtaining Helen, despite the devil, the deep blue sea and the Greeks. Well, — why not? His character would make even Satan despair, his crawl spells Honolulu with every stroke, and his illuminating ideas would make light of all wooden horses. Studies at West Point never caused Paree any trouble, except Spanish, wliich made him open a book once in a while in disgust. Paree is choosing the Engineers and expects to build bridges back home in Hawaii. We, who help roll his silk sash and jibe him on his efficiency, sincerely prophecy that his bridges will stand till Gabriel blows his trumpet. CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I JG TEAM -5 L I INDOOR MEET 4 Z I MONOGRAM 3 IFLE MARKSMAN 1 1- rip HE 1 i! " HARRY OLIVER PAXSON 4TH DISTRICT MISSOURI ST. JOSEPH, MO. IHE Stillness is broken bv a disgusted growl, " Aw, go to bed, " and Pax retires jfter much urging. But his problems have been solved and he has again lived up to oft proved slogan. " If you believe you can do it, you can. " A pretty good attitude when it can be carried through. Harry " didn ' t know it was loaded " when he fooled with an appointment to West Point, but after it went off and he " came to " with his neck back, he decided that he might as well stay. He never saw so manv nice soirees, but he did them so well that he actually liked them. First Sergeant on the Beast Detail and Stage Manager for the Hun- dredth Night Show are good examples of his capacity for work. The success of the Pointer has been in no small way due to Pax ' s efforts. When the ' tG Staff looked around for someone to take over the " Joystick, " their line of sight came to rest on a busy little " cub " reporter in the Sports Department. " He ' s our man, " was the general decision, so they made him Managing Editor. Despite his time-eating duties, our subject manages to make Cullum Hall his Satur- day night hangout quite regularly, and — he seldom stags. In fact, when on leave he must use considerable tact and diplomacy to insure the continuous and regular delivery of his mail. CORPORAL 3 X FIRST SERGEANT I CAPTAIN I NIGHT 4 3 2. I POINTER 3 L MANAG III LOREN DAVIS PEGG 1ST DISTRICT WYOMING TRINIDAD, COLO. IKE was an up and coming young Colorado lawyer before some one persuaded him to join the ranks of the nation ' s pampered. He was born m Missouri, appointed from Wyoming, and lives in Colorado, which we think adds to the prestige of all three states. The writ-plagued yearlings thought he was a gift from Heaven when he was a Second Classman, and the Plebes have always imagined him to be a personal representative of the devil His classmates know him to be neither, for he is about the humanest human that ever stepped across the Mississippi to conquer these cold gray walls. He is not all good nor all bad but the good is far in the lead. Men have been noted humorists without such a sense of humor as Mike has and manv have become famous in their professions with no better equipment mentally or physically to help them. He will go tar in the direction he chooses. .11 Tudgins bv the large number of friends he has acquired in his short lite, there should some day be a host of those who take pride in his friendship. There is a certain little girl in the West who is more than proud to know him. Luck to you, Mike. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL i CAPTAIN I TRACK 1 I SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHHR L I HONOR COMMITTEE Z NM-.R 4 3 CADET CHAPEL •XPERT RIFLEMAN THE WORLD WAR illllitiiy.4i-l k ROM AUGUST iS, 1914 UNTIL NO- VEMBER II, 1918- THE GREATEST STRUGGLE THE NATIONS OF THE I WORLD HAVE EVER KNOWN THREATENED THE FOUNDATIONS OF CIVILIZATION --, NO PICTORIAL PRESENTATION OF THE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVE- MENTS OF OUR NATIONAL GROWTH WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT SOME RECORD OF OUR PAR- TICIPATION IN THIS WAR TO END WAR CAPTAINS HARDING AND AYLWARD ' OFFICIAL STAFF ARTISTS OF THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES WERE CHARGED WITH THE DUTY OF PER- PETUATING ON CANVAS SIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF THE AMERICAN ARMIES , THROUGH THE GENEROUS COOPERATION OF MAJOR DABNEY O. ELLIOTT AND CAPTAIN BENOX R. LOHR OF THE ENGINEER CORPS THE BOARD HAS PRESENTED HERE FOUR PAINTINGS THE WORK OF CAPTAINS HARDING AND ALYWARD - FOUR WAR SCENES SIGNIFICANT OF BOTH DEATH AND BEAUTY L u m ' m GEORGE F. PEIRCE SENATORIAL WEST VIRGINIA ELKINS, W. VA. I iHE private life of George F. Peirce; enough of his life to explain his reputation! I A bow-legged lurch is his gait, a craggy drawl is his symbol, freckles and sandy J-1- hair is his distinction, .... these are the outward marks of the man. And in- wardly? A devastating sense of humor, an acute originality, an excellent histrionic ability, and a fund of knowledge that only years of active travel and work can bring to one. Mellifluous words fall from him in phrases that have rocked the Academy, hyperbolic contradictions and impossible antonyms have entranced the football rallies; to have him tell a story is to make it legend. He made the nights of Popolopen unforgetable, he saved the football season from over-enthusiasm, he lifted the Color Lines to a new level, he kept the looth Night show from supineness. Only his occupations before he came here outnumber his activities at the Academy. His scientific keenness is paralleled by his interest in the arts. Such balanced interests have quickened his percipiency and ha e put a finer edge on his wit. His is an inherently modest nature. You must know him well to get beneath the outward husky shell. Then you find an agility of intellect, a depth of humor and a back- ground of learning, but most of all you find that which makes a friendship between civilized men indissoluble. SERGEANT I ELECTION COMMITTEE BOXING 4 H RESEARCH EDITOR I POINTER CAMP ILLU ' . ' DREnti vATlON WILLIAM P. PENCE AT LARGE WASHINGTON, D. C. SK any of the men whom Bill has helped over the rough spots of Plehe and Yearling mathematics, ask anyone who has had the usual Monday morning gloom chased away by the expansive Penconian smile, in fact, ask anyone at all what sort of a fellow W. P. is and you will hear nothing but praise. No man, no woman, no event, can worry Bill. He is as unconcerned in an examination room as when asleep in bed. Everything he does is seemingly without effort; when he finishes and you look amazed he merely smiles. It is Bill ' s way. Calm, happy, secure he will go through life, extricating himself from any difficulty. His creed is optimism; never a grouch, never a frown, but smile and smile. The more difficult is life the more cheerful is Bill. Of such stuff are the absolutely brave men made. We nominate Bill as the best natured man in the Corps. We know that when he will stand in the celestial orderly room, waiting to explain " Tarnished halo at Saturday inspection " he will have a smile to meet his punishment. It has been a privilege to know him. CORPORAL i SERGEANT I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL MARKSMAN 58 11 HOWARD A. K. PERRILLIAT 1ST DISTRICT LOUISIANA NEW ORLEANS, LA. ))LEND a devil-may-care attitude with a southern drawl, pass the magic wand, and behold Perrv, Perrv the record breaker. For four long years he has been in the center of West Point life, and yet, apparently all he knows of Cullum Hall is that It IS the place where Monsieur Vizay holds his dancing classes. Yea, verilv, wom- en ' s charms have no effect whatever on this young . Of French ancestry, reared in the chivalrous atmosphere of the old south, yea, in the carnival spirit of New Orleans, Perrv is a type infrequently met nowadays. Yet, we can see him telling a certain instructor of the French Department that his Parisian accent savored of the ' Bronx, and reconcile the two perfectly, because we know Perry. The years prior to his military entree saw him at Tulane, where he was a student of Engineering by election, and a Sigma Chi by trade. The knowledge gained there has made his academic worries here ml, while the experience gained at the latter pursuit has made him almost a necessity at the New York parties which wc all know so well, and should fit him perfectly into the Air Corps, which is all there is to the Army, so he says. RIFLE MARKSMAN ROBERT KIRBY PERRINE TH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA SUSQUEHANNA, PENNA. YOU man with the pink cheeks — " thus enter our P. D. hero — the owner of a com- plexion the envy of a Palmolive advertisement. Even the " Com " on his Saturday rounds must needs stop and comment; whence comes the title " The ' Corn ' s ' Mellins Food Baby. " Maybe it ' s the complexion, perhaps the innocent, guileless ap- pearance as of still, deep waters or, more likely, the incomparable mixture of the two which is the cause of Bob ' s innumerable affairs. They all have but this one ending: " By gosh, from now on I ' m through with women! Thev ' re all hckle!! " You know the line; but wait till the right one comes along . In spite of the baby face Bob made the Beast Detail and there appearances were never more lielied: " Mr. Dumbjohn who ' s the hardest man on the Beast Detail? " " Mr. Py- rene, sir. " " You ' re darn right. Get that chin back while the getting ' s good. " Results. In the last analysis the personality of a man is demonstrated by his ability to make friends. Of these Bob has accumulated a large number — friends who are sincere, and all of whom wish him the greatest of success. With his steadiness and his sincerity he ' ll win it, too! ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 1 CAPTAIN I LIEUTENANT I POINTER 4 3 PLEBE BIBLE ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER 3 L BUSINESS MANAGER I BEAST DETAIL I RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER WILLIAM JOSEPH PHELAN SENATORIAL CONNECTICUT WATERDURY, CONN. HEN the Connecticut Yankee received an invitation to king Arthur .Court he said quite positivelv, " rU be there. " So says Joe and he means his words His Irish spirit has been a fortress against all serious grumbling, his wit and have enlivened every situation. For him there can be no occasion too sad for laughter no happening that cannot be made more humorous Out of the excitement that always clings thickly about Joe, his " Pto P; ' " ; ' " ;; " inspiration for new stories. He brought back as many dreams as escapades of h ' making others laugh in telling. The rosy daze that hurled him down in academic work ,s just beginning to fade, but laughter is permanent, ever present with him. ,..,,. foe remains still only when there is work to be done. When he has completed h task he does not linger to ' admire it. Other callings draw his nervous enei v. Swiftl and abruptly he moves until he reaches the thickest of Something going on. Tc ome few humans there is given the ability to do well : ; %:: ' ; :i Thus Joe. He is equally at home on the athletic held or in a ballu.oin. No paitv nlete without him. ... t;„j u,„., Whether he chooses the air to fly m or the land to march on, X ' ' ' ' " I oe where excitement is the highest, and that will be where rhe danger is gr test asks is that you place a few obstacles in his path so that he ma have tne pieas climbing over them. VMP BASEBALL 3 I INDOOR MEET Z CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT FOOTBALL 3 i SUMMER RIFLE MARKsMA 1 WILLIAM TOEPKE POINT 5TH DISTRICT ILLINOIS WASHINGTON, D. C. vILL was born into the Army, and was raised with it, so that his boyhood was tilled j. with the varied experience and travel that is so necessary to teach one how to get J) most out of contact with one " s fellows. He went to Culver where he developed many of the qualities that stamped him as a good soldier, and where he learned to love the Field Artillery. In the Corps, Bill was admired for his talents, and liked for his manly qualities and his friendliness. In barracks, there was never an easier man to live with; in the classroom, he did his work conscientiously, though he was not a bookworm; on the field of sport, he played the game hard and clean; in the musical life of the Corps he was a talented and enthusiastic leader. He was never one to advertise himself, hut if you wished him for a friend there could be none more loyal. He was never one to drift along with the crowd; he thought for himself and stood by his decisions. Our memory of Bill will always recall a good soldier, a loyal friend, and a brave man. Let us not forget his banjo with its simple plaque, " Bill Point, Carry On. " CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I BEAST DETAIL HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 Z ORCHESTRA 3 LACROSSE 1 If I HORACE AL ' ORD QUINN SENATORIAL UTAH or. DEN, UTAH T is traditional that men from Utah do not last long at West Pomt but along came Horace to shatter that tradition completely. In spite of one battle with the Mathematics Department which lost him an extra year of work, he came back so 3nglv that he now has the whole academic department right under his thumb and is threatening to break into the ranks of the engineers at any moment. Horace will alwavs be remembered for his jolly humor-no one can mistake his laugh — ind his never failing industry and efficiency. " If you want a thing well done, give it to Horace IS a maxim t at one may well follow. As a first sergeant during summei- camp he dominated the flankers in true top-kick style In inter-murder f«° ' j e has dis tinguished himself for three years as a mainstay of the line. Many a tight game has been saved by the good old pep and fight of ' ' The Mucker. Horace ' s pe ambition is to have his first station at Ft. Douglas which is near his home With him will o the heartiest good wishes of his classmates tor ins success in the CORPORAL 2. IRST bERC.LANT GEORGE LUCIEN RICHON IITH DISTRICT NEW YORK WEST NEW BRIGHTON, N. Y. IN 1778 Benjamin Franklin chose Staten Island as a place of mediation with Lord Howe. In 1913 Staten Island chose George Richon as its representative at the Mili- tary Academy. From out where the shadows of Downtown New York fall, from out where the bootleggers engage in battle with the tides and breast the shifty currents of the Narrows in mere shallops, from out where the Kill van Kill runs rippling to the sea comes George. Tall, innocent and young he came to us; tall, sophisticated and young he leaves. " Let George do it ' " has always been the slogan in M companv. From the first moment of his incumbency as Company Clerk he has always been willmg and a cheerful worker. But he never worked too hard in Academics because he was always unable to settle the question of files or fiction. But the real big three in George ' s life have been femmes, hops, and letters. ' To write or to study; that is the question which is answered in the compound negative when a femme ' s visit is imminent. He loves them all does George, but he is still true to one. And thus he goes out into the world from us, versatile and constant in the bigger things COLOR LINE I SERGEANT iLE M. RKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN 64 ILI I F BERNARD CECIL ROSE StH district MINNESOTA TWO HARBORS, MINN. YOU have heard manv times, perhaps, of the legendary strong silent men from the North Woods. Rarely, indeed, does one appear in the flesh. We hear of them more often in books; with their French ancestry giving them an artistic love for nature, and their strength and stamina giving them power to stand against the cruel elements. And Jack is o " ne of these, who seems to have stepped from the pages of some glorious epic. All that Jack ever asked of the finger of fate was that it be well manicured. Every job he met with the same application and determination; from soda clerk and oreboat hand to a student at the ultra-playful Northwestern University, and a sterling member of the Corps. Few of us have the stamina to wrestle all the winter with much enough to make Tom Jenkins tremble, and then to keep us entertained during the summer with non- chalant feats of strens th. Who would suspect that under this stalwart physique lies an artistic temperament, he application of which has made this Hoir T photographically what it is? No snide personal mot ives have guided his career among us. Few have been privileged to know him intimatelv, but we do know he is a worker and determined. What further characteristics does one need for a complete and well-rounded success in the Army? CORPORAL L SUPPLY SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I W INDOOR MEET 3 i I CLASS NUMERALS i I CAMP ILLL ILING 4 3 2. I MINOR SPORTS All ;a HON 3 I COLOR LINES 1 HOW- CATHOLIC CH.4PEL SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 2. LE SHARPSHOOTER z65 ARTHUR ROTH SENATORIAL KENTUCKY NEWPORT, KY. FOR twenty years Chubby saw the sun rise and set below the surface of the Muddy Ohio with no greater claim to fame than being the quiet boy of Newport. High School affected him little — and two years at the University of Cincinnati, still failing to bring out those sterling qualities for which we all know him, merely increased his dissatisfaction with every thing in general and his own sphere in particular. Vainly he sought for his place in life. Out of sheer desperation he took an appointment to West Point. The die was cast. The day he entered he began the process of finding himself. Four years of a life no more eventful than before, but we his classmates noticed the gradual steady change, — what seemed the development of a versatile ability was merely the revelation of poten- tialities hitherto dormant. West Point was his awakening. Indifferent to technical subjects of the classroom, — an exhaustive reader, the embodiment of tranquility; not taking life too seriously but drifting along with a tolerant serenity that cannot hide a magnetic personality. The most likable of chaps, — a charming comrade, — whose entire ambition is a career in the Armv. CORPORAL 2. fERGEANT I HOWITZER BOARD I VICE-PRESIDENT Y.M.C.A. I RIELE s ' DOOR MEET 3 1 POINTER ASSISTANT 3 JKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN iLi m PAUL E. SCHEW ' E lOTH DISTRICT ILLINOIS BEARDSTOWN, ILL. ' HEN Schewe grew tired of college life and felt the need of a change in surround- ings, he selected West Point as his next Alma Mater — the goal of his youthful . . ambition. His ambition was onlv to be realized after repeated efforts, for his eyes almost deceived him and threatened his downfall. His determination brought him victory and being a firm believer in the adage, " better late than never, " he joined our ranks as an Augustine. His life as a Plebe was accepted by him as a necessary evil. The unbounded enthusiasm with which he commenced his career was manifested by his eagerness to don an F.D. coat and join the troops at parade. This unusual expression of self-sacrifice gave him an undisputed claim to fame, and he became known far and wide as " the man who wanted to go to parade SI IS won for him the Being quiet bv nature he has impressed us by his habits of industry and application. No less commendable is his complete abstinence from chewing, smoking and drinking, which has carried him far in his relations in the feminine field an title, " The Perfect Man. " Although the Army has a strong appeal to him,_ his strongei ireer in the business world where he he is toward a lopes to win his st:i INDOOR MEET 4 RIFLE EXPERT UIKSMAN ERNEST GODFREY SCHMIDT 5TH DISTRICT IOWA TIPTON, I A. ' Tj EEE-YI-YI-YI-!!! " The entire camp awakens with a start, five hundred cadets lie H trembling in their cots. A few daring ones rush from their tents to greet the J] J intruder. Surely some escaped circus beast has invaded camp. . . . Soon all is quiet. There had been no invader, Firp had merely extended his greetings to the officer in charge as he made his nightly rounds. Bosco, tenor of the night, is as gentle and harmless as a kitten — that is, ort the athletic field. When he plays, no matter tlie game, he plays hard, and puts every one of his hun- dred and ninety pounds in it. If it ' s football, he ' s the terror of the opposing backfield, if it ' s wrestling, the way he throws giant opponents is a caution. Taught by his early life on the farm that the prime purpose of man is hard labor, he just cannot do things by halves. Firp is heading for the Air Corps with the little girl from home, and we wish him forever as a comrade-at-arms, but we fear that he ' ll be back on the farm before many years. Born and bred to the soil, he is ever a farmer at heart, and the lowing of the cows and the odor of freshly cut hay is as irresistible to him as the song of the Lorelei. ACTING CORPORAL CORPORAL i SERGEANT I FOOTDALL 4 3 L I " a " 43LI WRESTLING 4311 MINOR " a " 3 L I CAPTAIN I LACROSSE 4 i I TRACK 3 INDOOR MEET 4 3 1 I NUMERALS CHOIR 4 3 2-1 HUNDREDTH NIGHT SHOW 4 RIFLE MARKSMAN HERMAN WALTER SCHULL AT LARGE SPRINGriELD, MASS. TWAS time for drill. All the " conis " and ■•non-coms " were in the area valtl g for assemhlv. Enter Hermie w.thout leggins. -What? sir " -. e " on-coms. -Yes, sir, - ' cried Hermie. Whereupon the area rang with the fearsome crv ot the now extinct Crawloid. ,. , uch hivevness-everv evening h.s irrepressible " Whee-ee-e me sabe would resound wherewih the whole tioor would turn ut to garner tenths for the ' --o- -S Pechols writhing to think that the next day would be prohtless. bo it was. Herm.e worked, we reaped— lots of fun. ( ;„„ His patience and endurance were bv-words. Confronted with he l--P ,; ;: " with a file-boning wife, Hermie early solved the problem by descending-. each.n, common level— making living possible, pleasant, sublime. cheek: ha man is easily defeated. CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT- MONOGRAM 5 SMALL A rOOTBALL 3 BASKETBALL 4 CAMP DOUBLES CHA.MPION 3 DOOR MEET 4 3 1 I GOLF 4 3 2- I CAPT.A PS GOLF CHAMPION 3 2. II JOHN A. SCHWAB U. S. ARMY NEW YORK CITY, N. Y. IN Jack there lie these characteristics: the dash and romance of the cavalryman; the force and determination of the infantryman; the unconcern and daredeviJtry of the aviator. Do you wonder that he chose the military profession for his life work? He is known as a hard-hitter and a man careful about details, whether he is in the boxing ring or driving a polo ball through his opponent ' s goal. When one can be hard, but admired and respected, and willing to play in his leisure hours there is something un- usually good about him. A long line of activities are silent witnesses of Jack ' s energy — energy that he is ever willing to use in a good cause. No ballroom is complete without his graceful dancing — he has the air of sophisticated culture our modernity is usually without. Success comes to the ambitious and the strong of will. Already we are willing to prophesy that Jack will not be one to " fall down ' " or retreat. We repeat that he has so far been a success, that he cannot fail to continue successful, because he is— Jack. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL i CAPTAIN I BEAST DETAIL BOXING 4 INDOOR MEET 43x1 POLO 1 I BASEBALL} SUMMER CAMP BASEBALL 3 CAPTAIN INTRAMURAL CHAMPION FOOTBALL TEAM 3 ELECTION COMMITTEE 3 2. I HOP MANAGER 2. I BOARD OF GOVERNORS I SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER i 1 PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER ANTULIO SEGARRA SAN HAMLON, TEX. rr URN out an O.G.! ' ' Shall we ever forget the frantic efforts of e ad,uunt to , locate this prospective sentinel-chaser, who meantime was as frantically avlng 1 his arm about in the general vicinity of his eye in an effort to catch that worthy attention! Manv valuable suggestions were offered such as, Try ch " ! ' but vith supreme unconcern our little warrior held his ground and won the point. That is char acteristic of him. , , • T et it be known that our Toolev presents a paradox; son of Mars and Thunder he is, ve was bornTnd raised in the balmv, languorous clime of Porto Rico. Though later he mo ed to Sotuh Carolina, the hold of his old habitat followed him to - an ex.cn he he arrived it West Point in August, a month behind his class; whereupon he prompt!) b came long others, a Nemefis of the Beast DetaiL Those d-- " - I- - rown eves rnrned in Quiet surprise at severe corrections, drove the First Clas Animal irainers to he eie oT anitv But them davs is gone forever! Now vou ma ■ Imd him most any Saturday night gracing Cuilum floor, where those same dreamv eves and easy Spanish eallantrv serve him well. , , i u „ ' Though fond of riding, Tooley is probably headed for the Doughboys,-unless he can get the Engineers. We predict for him, great success in any hiancn. SERGEANT RIFLE EXPERT W - LAWRENCE EDWARD SHAW 3RD DISTRICT WASHINGTON ABERDEEN, WASH. THE Great Northwest has been the reservoir from which vivid tales of bold, bad men and upright vinle frontiersmen have flowed in ever surprising numbers. The exception may prove the rule, is a very usual and trite truism and applicable in the biography of Larry who calls this vibrant Northwest home, and who is as quiet and as tranquil an individual as we have ever met. He has shattered an old belief; the unswerving belief that chess was an interminably slow game. Larry learned the science in a few days, entered a tournament in first class summer camp, defeated the old timers with ease, and all in the smooth bored manner of the professional. A new number to file in the annals of 1917. Whether Larry shall adopt the principles of chess to the strategy of troop movements on the field of battle we must wait to learn. Should the same facility grace his attempt we predict a few stars shall adorn his shoulder straps and that the famous " ' 54-40 or Fight " crv of his North Western forbears will live again in his heart. He probably will choose the Field Artillery and we wish him success in this branch of the service. His is a quiet tranquil life, the life that has brought control as a cadet, decision as an officer, and friends as an individual. HUNDREDTH NIGHT I ITLE MARKSM LIT TO TH£ FI{p7 T I GEORGE W ' OODBURNE SHILLOCK AT LARGE SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. ESPITE the movies, Saturday Evening Post full page ads, radio announcers, and all that group of conscious or unconscious artists of bally-hoo — Duke does come from Cafifornia and he does not brag about it. That statement really should be preserved for an epitaph rather than a biography; but Duke, quiet, reserved, and non- chalant is far from Stygian doom— he ' s the vital, live example of the native son without the usual noise. Tennis has claimed him for four years and on the court is where he really does raise a racquet, if you ' ll pardon the noisy pun. Tennis not furnishing an all-year round diversion, Duke has found time to read extensively and with rare taste. A goodlv share of his reserve is due we are sure to introspection, and to that mental pleasure the absorbed, enthusiastic reader knows as his own, intimate satisfaction. The Engineer Corps will probably claim Duke as a young oHiccr. Therein he ' ll find ample time to develop these characteristic desires we have found ture and the cultivation of a sensible, quiet, demeanor are his go.i he will reach them. be his. Good litera- md we are confident CORPORAL 2. RING COMMITTEE ELECTION RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER TENNIS 4 3 1 I SAMUEL JAMES SIMONTON I4TH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA ALLENTOWN, PENNA. SY is a member of a noble race .... a race that has had as many representatives at West Point as there are mispronounced " " s " in its dialect. We speak of course with all due respect of the " P. D. " . . . Sy represents the true P. D. He is deter- mined and ambitious, witness his choice of Bucknell and West Point. He has the true P.D. ' s love of the romantic — merely recall his conquests on Columbia Day in general and at ' assar in particular. Even during the busy days of furlough he found time to keep his hand in an old romance. His successes in affairs of the heart are second only to his achievements in Army sports. Sy has been an important member of our lacrosse, football, and hockey squads. He wears his " A " as evidence of his skill at lacrosse, and, although he claims to be merely exercising during the football season and says he plays his hockey close to the ice, we know he has been a valuable addition to both these sports. Sy ' s steady, level-headed disposition makes his counsel respected and his company desired. We know him to be good-natured under all difficulties, and ever willing to give us the wise counsel of a true friend .... and Sv can do that for he is a true friend. ACTING CORPORAL ] LACROSSE 4 3 CORPORAL : FIRST SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 4 3 i I HOCKEY 4 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 CHOIR 4 PLEBE ORCHESTRA RIFLE MARKSMAN FORESTER HAMPTON SINCLAIR SENATORIAL WASHINGTON SPOKANE, WASH. FORESTER is the living embodiment of Emerson ' s Compensation. The great scales in which all cadets are weighed, sagged and oscillated with sickening frequency for the bov from the Golden West, until came a day when there seemed naught to do but wait for the " Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin " to appear upon the wall. But the West never waits; the white gloves flash in the area — cheers resound from barracks win- dows; another victory for the great open spaces over the cultural East. The first victory led only to three more harrowing years with their good and evil, their joy and sorrow, their moments of calm satisfaction interspersed with intervals of wild ani painful dismay. Forester said little and complained none; Plebe Christmas found him an acting First Sergeant; came First Class year with Lieutenant ' s Chevrons for the Pride of Puget Sound. Let us close the book on the last long year with the tintinahulanon of sa.xophones, trombones and cymbals — bright lights on red plush seats, youthful beauty, the Hudson bathed in a deluge of moonlight, lapping waves and the laughter of true happiness that comes when the long grind is " finished. Let us leave Forester on Cullum Balcony to enjoy his compensation. CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I GYMNASIUM SQUAD PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN n ' 1 m ROBERT FREDERICK SINK 7TH DISTRICT NORTH CAROLINA LEXINGTON, N. C. )BBY! The interested fair faces turn quickly at the name, and the nonchalance of him increases his attraction. From below the Mason and Dixon line he came after a year at Duke University. Few southerners are as gentlemanly as Bob is. If his sincerity was not apparent you might think his courtesy affected. Women especially are charmed by his acts of polite- ness, but dismayed at his armor for protection against feminine craft. Bobby cannot tolerate a woman in love, particularly one in love with him. He is a Damon perhaps not universally known, yet held in high esteem by all his many companions. No man or woman could have a truer friend than Bob. There have been several rough stretches in his road to test him — he has passed admir- ably. Not once has he lost his nonchalance, not once has he stopped for repairs. For four years he has led the cotillion of permanent bachelors, even if eligible celi- bates were pursued by mateless ones. True, a few times Bob left the column, but not for long. It is not that he hates women, but that he is implacable to amazonic invasion. Bobby is a lovable friend — he has the r.irc equilibrium of necessary mastery and consideration. CORPORAL Z SERGEANT MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN JAMES WILLIAM SMYLY, Jr. 1ST DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA RLTFIN, S. C. COMING from South Carolina is an accomplishment in itself. It gives one a heri- tage of proud deeds done bv strong men; it teaches one how to live without hurry and noise as few Americans do; it softens one ' s speech with its own inimitable accent. All of these it has done for Jim. Being of a thrifty nature, Jim thought a few files stowed away would not be amiss, so he betook himself to Clemson College where he became a First Sergeant. Whether it is a natural gift, or whether he acquired it at Clemson we do not know, but Jim has an un- canny ability to apply his mind at the right tune. Being of an easy-going disposition, and also a trifle intolerant of enforced education, Jim has gotten himself into numerous difficulties with our Academic friends, but always his sixth sense has stood b - in the hour of trial. Jim has an una fected nature that is not frequently found; his gcncrositx- is perfectly natural and spontaneous; his smile is frank and open. He looks the world in the eye in a wav that spells success. ARTHUR EDWIN SOLEM WISCONSIN NATIONAL GUARD SUPERIOR, WIS. IN every liked and admired friend there is some emerging characteristic that makes the amicable relation permanent. In Art this trait is steadfastness. He has always kept his ideals and his deeds unsullied; he has sympathized and aided others in distress; yet always he climbed to a higher rung on the ladder. His hap- piness is ever present, ever apparent in his smile. Unbroken in will or in faith he practices his sincere beliefs. This dogged yet not obstinate persistence is exhibited when Art plays football or la- crosse. For him there can be no content unless he plays the game with his all. He is con- stantly engaged in athletics — his only bodily idleness comes when he is mentally busy — concentrating on academic work. He carries to social lif e a definite natural grace, a reserved courtesy, an enviable poise, and a smile — nay, one should not speak of that which is so well known. To avoid hypocrisy, to make others happv and be happv, to use and not abuse Life this his philosophy he has so staunchly upheld in his Browningesque optimism, his ad- mirable hate of affectation, and his forceful personality. CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I BEAST DET.J 511 RIFLE MARKSMAN . BASKETBALL 4 FOOTBALL 5 1 L. CROSSE PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 2-78 RAYMOND GREGORY STANTON IIST DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNA. KING a godly man, Stan ' s first conscious move at West Point— that is lifter the fo? of Beast Barracks cleared away— was to become a Sunday School Teacher. So " every Sunday he faithfully instructed little children in the art of saving their souls, consequently reserving places for them among the stars. Stan is an example of the good soul who, though denied chevrons by the T.D retains a whole-hearted interest in the conduct of the Corps. " Carry it up on the left! and ■ ' Stop moving about in ranks! " are his favorite admonishments. His fame as an athlete is due mostly to his success in instructing the Plebes in soccer every summer, although as a sideline he plays on the varsity in the fall. The fact that he wears no stars on his collar does not mean that Stan hasn ' t a consid- erable fund of knowledge available, for any desired information imn; be found in fiis vast collection of poop-sheets. Future generations of goats will derive untold proht from study of this worthy compilation which has required so much concentration and perspiration from its author. So vou see Stan ' s principal activity is a constant endeavor to make the world a better place in which to live. SOCCER 432-1 CATHOLIC CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHOOL TE.ACHER 3 T. I RIFLE SERGEANT MARKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN S-MALL EDGAR DANIEL STARK 4TH DISTRICT WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE, WIS. EDDIE comes from Milwaukee, famous city — mother of rotundity, jollity. A flashing smile, and a twinkle in large, limpid eyes meets your salutation, and immediately the skies seem more blue. If you see a happy, laughing group over among the runts, look for Eddie at the center of it. Lured by a dimple of Vesuvian proportions, and an amiable, magnetic personality, many a femme has woven day-dreams around him. They have gone away, with pleasant memories, but scarred hearts, for Ed has remained true to his childhood sweetheart. Without fail the weekly letter is mailed (in sections) to Detroit. From crowding the anchor man Plebe year Ed rose steadiK- to a position well up in the class. After a long struggle with English he mastered that difficult tongue and in his yearling year became one of the department ' s prize essayists. Athletically, an accident confined Eddie ' s activities to managerial work, wherebv Wrestling gained an able man- ager. Who will forget his embarrassed efforts to keep a straight face as he announced the bouts, aided and abetted by various wits in the audience! The Air Service has been Eddie ' s goal from the beginning, and, wife permitting, next year will find him wearing wings — they always go well with cherubic smiles. CORPORAL i SERGEANT I 4511 CAMI ASSISTANT MANAGER WRESTLING 5 L MANAGER I CHOIR ILLUMINATION COMMITTEE RIFLE MARKSMAN JOHN MILLS STERLING lOTH DISTRICT NEW JERSEY NEW YORK CITY, N. Y. ANEW YORKER schooled at Culver, Princeton, Pans. At Culver, Jack shone in the Glee Club and tasted Chica£;o on week-end leaves. At Princeton his heart L warmed and his vision broadened, so he entered West Point. On Furlo, Pans nurtured him and temporaniv quenched his thirst for art and pleasure only to leave an enduring craving. Tack takes the colors from the rainbow, improves their arrangement and adds a per- sonal touch; he tickles the ivorv kevs into a soothing or vibrating melodv, according to his mood; he coordinates the stunts of the gymnast into harmonious beauty. And yet, there is always time for additional service and pleasure. He fills thirty hours to the brim in everv twent --four! A deii-htful combination of artist, musician, athlete, business-man, horseman soldier into a masterpiece throbbing with red blood and human sympathy. When you talk with Jack, vou are so aroused by his gnpping personality that you stay " X ' lXrnfcon time afterwards. He is one of the few to whom we would gladly grant " fht f ° " - ceit-but his nature is too full for that. His friends are evervwhere, of both sexes, from all walks of life, but especially he has made a dent in the hearts of his classmates. ..CTING CORPORAL CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I BEAST DETAIL 1 GYMNASIUM SQUAD 4 3 ASSISTANT MANAGER r MANAGER I CADET CHAPEL CHOIR 4 V- ■ ' ° ' ™ . ' ' EDITOR I HOWITZER STAFF 5 I ELECTION COMMITTEE 3 CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE 3 I CHAIRMAN 1 PISTOL MA RKSMAN RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER MASON FRED STOBER ID DISTRICT IOWj GREENE, THERE is a portion of our country which produces huge corn and big men. No weakling can survive, and the crops are so tall that only flankers can see. From out of the tall corn comes a mighty race of men, mighty in girth and massive in muscle; true conquerors who come out of the West, not like Lochinvar to carry away the fairest maidens, but to carry off the highest honors that West Point can bestow. It was a problem when Jack arrived to decide which company he would be too tall for; A or M. They tried him in both, and while his height remained the same, his popularity and his number of friends grew. With such a cheerful willing disposition as Jack has, one need not be a leader in academics to be a leader of men. A superb physique of excessive longitude belongs on the basketball court, and there at center for two years Jack got every tip-off for the Army. In 1915 he took a most im- portant part in a little skit entitled, " Winning His ' A ' at Annapolis. " Summer Camp changed Jack: now he prefers blondes and knows what a white coat is for. When the time comes for us to part and Jack must leave, all will know that the Acad- emy has lost one of her finest sons. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 1. LIEUTENANT I 4311 A3 CHOIR 4 3 2. I HONOR COMMITTEE : I OOTBALL 4 3 LACROSSE 4 3 B. SKETBALL I RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN CHARLES BERTHODY STONE SENATORIAL VERMONT WASHINGTON, D. C. ALLADIN had his lamp, Bellerophon his Pegasus, and Chuck Stone his elevator A But a lineal descendant of a Persian Pnnce and the son of a Doughbov officer IK could not remain an elevator bov; he was destined to rise in helds where Going Up " meant more than a trip to the warehouse loft. So ever since his arrival Chuck has made the most of everv opportunitv offered him bv the Academv m athletics, activities and studies. We have seen him in the roped arena, a boxer of dogged determination, plugging •iwav while he absorbed the punishment that only a fighter can know; we have seen him on the lacrosse field, giving all that was in him; we have seen h.m spend hours in con- scientious study long after mind and body had passed the point of weariness; but ve are yet to see him quit before anv obstacle. When he substituted the diamond for the star after one week ol canip, men marve ed that the smallest man in A Company should be her First Sergeant, but Chuck ,ust smiled and plugged awav, and finallv became her first lieutenant. Ever one of the g S; uck IS every bit as highly thought of as a cadet officer as he is when out of ranks. Such popu- laritv must be deserved! CORPORAL 1 COLOR SERGEANT I FIRST SERGEANT BOXING 4511 LACROSSE 432-1 INDOOR MEET 4 3 LIEUTENANT I BASKETBALL 4 CLASS NUMERALS Z % m DUDLEY GEORGE STRICKLER 6th district INDIANA MIDDLETOWN, IND. FEW bouquets are proffered the English Department before, during, or even after the two years we laboriously struggle to write " not only, so that we are under- stood, but so that we are not misunderstood. " The opportunity arises now to present to the " intelligentsia " a really well deserved sheaf of orchids — for they criticised Dudley ' s analysis and exposition frightfully and sent him down from ' 2.6_ to ' 2.7. He probably grumbled about it but we are firm — the flowers still stand. He ' s helped the class in many ways — lending the experience of the extra year — a valuable aid on several occasions. Always of cheerful disposition and gracious mien, Stride has consistently been one of the many leaders who lead naturally, magnificently. It has been a real pleasure to have known Strick and a real pride to note his prowess in track and basketball. He carries into the Air Corps the spirit of the sincere, unassuming cadet. His attitude is " Be vourself. " He will gain manv friends and in turn thev will profit bv knowing Dudlev. ' CORPORAL 2. BEAST DETAIL BASKETBALL 4311 CAPTAIN MEET 4 5 2. I CAMP ILLUMINATION ; RING CON TRACK 4 5 ITTEE 1 2. I m JOSEPH EDWARD SW ' INDLEHUSRT, Jr. SENATORIAL MONTANA LIVINGSTON, MONT. A THRILL a minute. Reticence precludes a full discussion of merits and demerits; but we can mention that the spouse of this epitome of love, laughter, and loafing might become bereaved but never bored. Whenever the better boys about the campus were out to try a measure in the local Hall of Hop, this breezy one was as in- conspicuous as a plate of soup spilled on a sensitive spine. In the social evolution of West Point, this lad ' s actions made the sweating agony of banking a Martin bomber seem like a sedative. He bears the cross of Sigma Chi as a record of his vear at the University of Montana where he naturally pursued the liberal arts. The trophies of his years at the Academy are not gold and pearls. The staid life of the Army threatened to seriously hamper his research under that great professor Experience, he resigned in January of First Class year. Having lieard that " Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, " And waste its sweetness on the desert air, " he is out to find the flower. CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I FIRST SERGEANT I FOOTB M.L " , SWIMMING 3 2. MANAGER I HOP MANAGER 3 2. HUNnRLliTH .ISTANT MANAGER }HT i RIFLE EXPERT KENNETH EARL THIEBAUD 4TH DISTRICT MINNESOTA SAINT PAUL, MINN. FE, fo, fi, fum, I smell the blood of a — Swede did you say? Ken says no, but being a tall blonde from Minnesota speaks against him. Whether or not his progenitors were Norsemen, this sinewy, handsome man has a Viking-like appearance that stirs the imaginations of romantic young ladies and draws appraising glances from athletic coaches. Ken claims to be the Shiek of St. Paul. Allah be praised! Play the Desert Song and get out the snow shoes, Camels, seraglio, and snow-plows. Salaam forty-nine times to the frost-bitten Mogul of M Co, the one-woman shiek. Bring honey and ' dates to the Prince of Lovers, the one true lover. In high school he played every sport yet invented for the maiming of one ' s fellows; at the Academy he has kept to the warpath in lacrosse, hockey, and in equally dangerous intra-mural sports. Above all else. Ken is a go-getter. Anything his room needs: shoe polish, cigarettes, hop gloves, or boodle, is forthcoming when he goes in search. His command will never be in want of supplies. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I LACROSSE ] HOCKEY 4 3 Z PISTOL MARKSMAN IFLE SHARPSHOOTER WILLIAM EDGAR THOMAS lOTH DISTRICT MASSACHUSETTS NEW LONDON, CONN. FROM New London, the hind of sailing women, hails this carefree Yankee! He managed to thwart the T.D. and P ' s and now we find him piping Graduation. His dear wife set a good example for him when " he " came back from f-urlo, bv running off and getting married. However, taking it all in all. Bill has on v one rea kick, and ' that is, he has to quit sleeping to eat and quit eating to sleep. But W est t ' oint has cramped his stvle a little. As a roommate, Tommv is too good to be true. He does all the work and is as regular and consistent as an alarm clock,— even better, he doesn ' t have to be wound up. One can ' t speak of Tommv without thinking of Cosmo, Post, or Polo. He s a darn good rider and we expect to ' see him make good at Polo in the Service.- A man who foves a horse is worth loving as a friend. " He hasn ' t decided what branch to take, but needless to say he refuses to walk, so that makes it either Cavalry, or Field Artillery. No matter which he t.ikes, the Army will receive a good soldier, a good sport, and an efficient officer. CORPORAL 2. P0L03 1I GYM SQUAD 4 CHOIR4;ll KitLE EXPERT ' Mi t JAMES IRGIL THOMPSON C)TH DISTRICT KENTUCKY OWINGSVILLE, KY. THE native sons of Kentucky have found the course at the Academy beset with many obstacles. Their ranks are thinned semi-annually. We have seen many of them purchase the one-way ticket that takes them from us and returns them to the fair state where all who are sufficiently under the influence of Kentucky ' s outstanding product, will swear that the grass is blue, all women beautiful, and all horses fast. In the Third Battalion, Thompson is Kentucky ' s only remaining representative. And well does he represent what he will always call " a no mean State. " His natural dislike for any form of self-locomotion bespeaks a langour and an inherent desire for ease that is a state characteristic. His care-free attitude is best illustrated by his famous B-Ache that is now L Company tradition: I. The report is correct. 2.. I have no excuse. 3. The offense was intentional. Thompson should find the Army to his liking. He should inspire the same friendship in those with whom he will come in contact that he has among his associates in the class and in the Corps. CORPOR. L 2. RULE EXPERT FREDERICK LEROY THORPE AT LARGE DETROIT, MICH. FEW men are gifted with such a nice sense of music as Freddy possesses. During Plebe year he began collecting Red Sea! records. As his record book increased, his boodle book decreased, but it is safe to say that at graduation Fred boasts of the finest collection of classical music ever owned by a cadet. However, he is not onlv a lover of music but also a creator thereof, as shown by his membership in the choir. It was the same Freddy whose impersonations of a dancing girl in four Hundredth Night shows added greatly to their brilliancy. The pictures of him behind a barrage of rouge and frillies, which graced the Sunday Supplements, look like a Follies program. Lest we portray a lily-faced aesthete, be it known that Freddy is a demon football player, and has also pulled himself through a pitched battle with the academic board. Had it not been for his determination to show the P ' s a couple of tricks the Goat Team would have lost one of its star backs. Freddy departs with his diploma in one hand and his records in the other — as he treas- ures them, so do we treasure his friendship. CORPORAL 2. CHOIR 4 3 1 I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 45! kllLE . 1. RKSMAN iSy GUY ERNEST THRAMS 7TH DISTRICT INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS, IND. IF it isn ' t one slug, it ' s another " — so quoth Guv, the King of the Birds. And a woman was the cause of it all! Perhaps this is why he trod his dusty way so cheerfully through so many hours on the area. It is undeniably true that he is fond of the fairer sex. It takes only a girlish voice on Diagonal to bring him from the depths of concentra- tion to investigate the source. Cullum Hall is his favorite stamping ground — and practice has made him perfect, as " Say! Did you see that femme in the black georgette with the red trimmings, etc. " well shows. Guy likes to laugh — but it ' s usually five minutes before he divulges the cause of his mirth. However, ' tis refreshing just to see him laugh. He h as grown fat from laughing, and goaty on general principles. He has the Radio Bug but is still harmless. He is a lover of good music and can play the violin. Even his wife admits it. The area has made him see great possibilities in a mounted branch. At present, the Field looks mighty nice — but, the Coast Artillery insignia is good looking — and! CORPORAL X B 4 I KING OF THE BIRDS CHOIR 4 3 1 I FENCING 4 3 HUNDREDTH NIGHT I RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER ¥ m Capt. George Hardii THe " BATT.ALION T. C. L Ifl JOSEPH COLEMAN TIMBERLAKE SENATORIAL PENNSYLVANIA WEST POINT, N. Y. XVNOTHER of the Tiniberlake ' s whose names are emblazoned in the athletic and social annals of the Corps. In succession they have followed one another, each A ) adding renown to the House of Timberlake. This member has run true to form as athlete, man-about-Cullum, and student. He is unique in that he is the only man in the Corps who has succeeded in removing two teeth via the tennis racquet method, and also in that he is the infant prodigy of the class who has played a man ' s part here. He has participated in anything and everything that meant fame for the class. His versatility is well known. He has alwavs been out in front, and running strong. The miniature race is his star event; in it he runs well ahead of the field with smooth easy strides. This event was in- augurated when the first cadet femme appeared. Anyway, he races in and out of love with alarming, charming, and cheerful regularity. He enjoys it; as spectators, we enjoy it, and without doubt the femmes enjoy it. We heard recently that a certain party had taken the wind out of his sails, slowing him down considerahh ' . A keen file, a good soldier, an excellent diplomat, he is a true child of the x rmy. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. FOOTBALL SQUAD 4 } 1 MONOGRAM 4 BASEBALL SQUAD 43X1 SWIMMING SQUAD 2. INDOOR MEET 4 3 CAMP ILLUMINATION COMMITTEE 3 HOP BEAST DETAIL A. EXP1:RT RIFLEMAN ' xn. u fi.n. Q FELIX ALEX TODD, Jr. SENATORIAL OKLAHOMA MUSKOGEE, OKLA. yVER in the Frozen Angle of North Barracks where L Co. stubbornly shivers I through the winter months, warm hearts make up for the deficiencies of red comforters. In this human adaptability to surroundings, we find none more successful than Felix Todd. With an unusually warm and friendly nature, he combines what is reputed to be the merriest laugh and the most infectious grin in the class. There are professional optimists who make a business of laughing, but not Felix; his optimism is genuine and comes from a stout heart that refuses to worry over anything. Totally free of ambition in its baser sense, he cares not for tenths or tinsel, but sits back in patient amusement while others join the chase. His course at Schadman ' s kept him in the Eng- ineers for a while, but when Thanksgiving of ' 15 rolled around, it was the Goats who cheered his playing in their mud-covered victory. " When this short time is through " and we scatter to the four winds, our chief regret will come from the parting of so many friends. We shall miss none more than Felix of whom we may say — a smile is the badge of courage, and friends are the measure of hap- piness. RIFLE AND PISTOL SIL-iRPSHOOTER 2.91 MILTON MERRILL TOWNER I 6th district TEXAS EL PASO, TEX. ILTON alias Officer Pup, so-called because of some fancied resemblance to a well-known comic, brought with him the experience of travel, a variety of _. „ occupations, a vear at college, and wide reading. The knowledge thus gained has been a delight, and ' also a source of grief to those who were prone to argue Manv are the discussions that have ended abruptly at the voice of this authority. Unlike most of us he knows enough to study for knowledge— when he does study. Americans mav be oughlv divided into two classes-the sitters and the steppers M.Iton belonc s to neither; though never idle, he leaves the hurrying and the t ust ng to others. To eniov a thing, you must dwell upon it, discover all °f " Te emm s h ' s Its bad, then you will leave it reluctantly. That is his mode ot living. He en)o s his pleasures to the utmost. Milt has always been a most useful citizen to have around Hisscorics fave Jured our thoughts to more pleasant fields; his humor has kept us bright; h.s knowledge has been our encyclopedia; most of all. h.s hearty laughter has told us that he was a square man and a jolly one. SERGEANT I HARRY FORREST TOWNSEND I5TH DISTRICT ILLINOIS ARON, ILL. IT was in Illinois that Harry Forest Townsend first saw the light of day. At an early age this horny-handed son of the soil chose for a career the honorable profession of Farming. Years on a farm gave him the husky body and poise so intimately con- nected to country life. Then came two years at Lombard College. While there he obtained an appointment to the Point. He accepted — mainly because of the advantages offered for a trip to St. Louis to take the exams. His excellent work in college resulted in the acceptance of his certi- ficate by the Academic Board. The " sails " upon which he so blithch ' embarked from the home " Podunk " went up in smoke that first long day as a Plebe. Beast Barracks left him a sadder, a wiser, and a better man. His fingers were no longer continually bent as if carrying a milk pail — and his stride was no longer the exact distance from furrow to furrow. Four years of strife with the Academic Board have ended in four victories for him. He will carry on with the same success throughout his career as an officer. CORPORAL X HOCKEY 4 RIPLE SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER THOMAS JOHN HALL TRAPNELL SENATORIAL NEW JERSEY CHATHAM, N. J. tjTALCYON days on the Caribbean — freezing nights in northern waters — vagrant " I wanderings between Continental ports — ramblings among the Scottish lakes, a iL visit to the ancestral home at Great Chalfield — and then to sea again to follow the tramp in its aimless journeys. After two years of the galley and the ' fo ' c ' stle, Trap returned to school — a small school in ' irginia where were engendered the characteristics which have made him the satisfactory scholar, the scintillant athlete, the congenial classmate. The undisciplined life at sea, and the early influence of his native ' irginia created in him an attitude toward life at the Military Academy that left no place for self-aggrandize- ment. For the class and for the academy he has been a zealous worker, but toward his own advancement he has taken a nonchalant attitude — the attitude of the truly unselfish comrade-in-arms. He is one who thinks first, acts quicklv and wisely, and of whom it can never be said " he boasts. " He has found time to read much, to satisfy his interest in Hisrorv, to make long evening hours more than a dull confinement within drab walls, to fullili the duties of class ofiice, to win a group of stars for his gold-barred " A " , and to engage in activities so numerous that they appear as a contradiction to his care-free easy-going nature. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I BEAST DETAIL A 4 3 i I CAPTAIN I GYM SQUAD 2. I FOOTBALL 4 11 INDOOR Mill 4 , BOARD OF GOVERNORS HONOR COMMITTEE 5 7. I V.M.C.A. 3 SCHOOL TEACHER 3 1 I HOP MANAGER I RING AND RIFLE AND PISTOL Sll RPSMOOTER 3 t I LACROSSE 43X1 I CL.- SS PRESIDENT 3 1 I PRESIDENT I SUNDAY L COMMITTEE 4 3 THOMAS F. TRAPOLINO SAVANNAH, GA. TRAP came to us from the tropics. Army life in Panama seems to have agreed with him, because he heads South again at every opportunity. Exhibiting the customary pep as a Plebe, Trap spent most of his spare time in the boxing room. However, with recognition came a let up, and from then on afternoons found him among the fiction shelves at the library. Although few of us know it. Trap is a musical genius. He is a master of the violin, but because he leans toward classical music instead of ]azz, his talent has never been properly recognized. As Trap thought he enjoyed walking more than dancing, he walked out of dancing class on a particularly hot afternoon during Yearling Summer Camp. The instructor saw him leaving and all his desires to walk were satisfied. He was the first man of our class to grace the area with a white coat. Not content with all his travels. Trap made a journey across the area soon after our return from Furlo. However, " F " Co. ' s loss is " E " Co. ' s gain, and " E " Co. will claim him to the end. SERGEANT K ROBERT GRIFFITH TURNER AT LARGE PARIS, ILLINOIS UDYBAKER! How to explain such an appdation? It has faint suggestions of turnips and of the movies; it was acquired in Plebe days and has undergone chang- .es; it is an outgrowth of the camaraderie of F Co. and is woven into the life of the Foreign Legion. After a life of wandering, after the fashion of all Army children, Rudy spent a vear of hard work at the Universuv of Illinois, so that during Plebe vear he had the advantage of knowing the value of hard work. That is one of his happiest gifts. He studies con- scientiouslv, even during First Class year; he is forever busy with some form ot athletics, and even enjoys jogging through the hills. Although we admire his capacity for work, that is not the reason for Rudy ' s popular- ity What we like most is his enthusiastic pursuit of happiness. Any suggestion that promises a good time has his whole support, and once accepted, nobody enjoys himselt (or herself! more than Rudy. Nothing can keep him from a hop except a scarlet tever epidemic or disciplinary idleness. Be it tennis or golf, wrestling or running, playing the iddle or P.S. ' ine the femme, Rudv is eternally happy, and h.s happiness arouses our usciticd under certain cir- fiddle or P.S own. His only fau cumstances. ippy. but then dreamini; CORPORAL 2. SERGE.A PENCING bQfAD 4 WREST EXPERT RIFLEMA-V 1 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER FAY ROSCOE UPTHEGRO ' E 13 RD DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA BRADTORD, PENNA. IO! out of the quiet mists Fay came, and in the shadowy, romantic land of fancy he yet dwells. Solemn, with infrequent bursts of laughter at the best humor, J dreamy, yet practical in crises, he follows roads of his building, roads of his choice. Only a pale, pale green letter can bring the dreamer of dreams to mundane ways for a moment. 13etween green letter days he exists; on green letter days he lives. Say you he was not athletic? Whose backfield work won the C Company intra-mural championship in 19x5? Years ago he played basketball and was a track man. Now he has added golf and tennis to his avocations. All these he has loved and played. Thousands of periodicals he has loved and read. This was ever his byword, " T think I have studied enough for tonight. " Rarely one sees a sketch, thrown carelessly here or there, and knows Fay is at work on his " A " book. He should draw more, for he has the ability to draw well. Tolerance and generosity have been embossed above other good characteristics as Uppie swiftly won his friends to have and to hold. Bv his good traits ve shall know him, and the greatest of these is constancy. SERGEANT I RIFLE MARKSMAN 2.98 - 1— ft ' K USV: WILLIAM JORDAN ERBECK HONOR SCHOOL MANLIUS, N. Y. JLL comes from a long line of warriors. The old spirit of the Army is bred in him 1 through and thro ugh. His lean prognathous jaw and his admirable phvsique J mark him as one destined for the profession of arms. But do not think vou will find him anything of the dour militarist. His is a sunny dis- position with a superiority complex called good humor. No occasion can be so gloomy that Bill can not turn it into one of happiness. His boundless energy and deep vigor are so blended with his sense of humor that the result is as sunnv and as cheerful as the plain in mid-July. Then too, his energetic demeanor demands action; he must be hice to face witn the enemy, ' he must be always helping his classmates, he must be in the thick ot everything. He is ' in the fight for the fun in it; men interest him, not machines. So Bill is selecting the Infantry for his branch. We are certain that in this service, the nucleus of the Armv. he will be as distinguished as his father is. Like father like son, to quote an old adage and we are positive that the rule will hold. 1 I.N ' CING 4 BOXING 2. I RKSM. N CORPORAL T- SERGEANT : RITLE T- LIEUTENANT I COLOR SERGE.A B.A. A.B. RULE EXPERT I ' l H " LEE B. WASHBOURNE 1ST DISTRICT OKLAHOMA JAY, OKLA. ERE we have Lee B. Washbourne from Oklahoma, the big oil state. No, he was not an oil magnate; on the contrary, his ability in the riding hall and his scores on the pistol team would indicate that he was a hard riding, hard shooting, cowman. Graduating from Pryor high school with honors, it was but natural that Lee should be an engineer at the Academy. As an engineer he was a Godsend to goats in distress. As to activities, Lee participated in everything, from football up to and including M. Vizay ' s terpsichorean exercises. Gaining quite a reputation as a football player on the I Company intermural team, he was selected to represent the Engineers as halfback in the annual Engineer-Goat game of ' 15. Under the excellent tutorship of Mr. Jenkins he learned quite a few wrestling tricks, but soon learned that there were no holds that could not be broken. His frequent visits to Cullum Hall, anxiety at mail call, and exciting week-end parties, indicate that he is not immune to the appeal of the fair sex. We wish you success, Lee, in your future c.ireer with the Corps of Engineers. CORPORAL 1 LIEUTENANT I BEAST DETAIL PISTOL SQUAD 3 PISTOL EXPERT -Sil THOMAS MORGAN WATLINGTON 1ST DISTRICT WYOMING DENVER, COLO. WATLINGTON is one of the most outstanding individuals in the CorpslY„ " least a head and shoulders. His stature is comparable only to McCread s latest iltitude record. However, phvsical greatness is but one of hemanv tributes which stamp Watlinijton as-well-none other than Wat ington. The demeanor ot " deacon t7e dignit of an archbishop; the studied ennui of the tubman; these depict wSton at the hop, in barracks, or in a board-hght. But Vathngton in the oped ,reni-ah ' the Scvlla and Charvbdis of all intercollegiate boxing champs flattens tne V u ng mitt en with the same careful regularitv that a Chinese laundoanan smooths out a shirt front. In his four years of collegiate boxing Morgan J . ' l SS never have we seen him lose that calm which prophesies the crash of another tailing ' " Jhe Marines have no corner on literary pugilists; the Armv has I ' ' j jlf j; one man who knows his belles lettres as we 1 as he knows 1 fj an of th Books and Blows together have avai ed him l ' «l- f-;f;i., rinS Cupid has Ring, Dan Cupid. In spite of those long arms and that paial -m puncn, p landed a hard right to the heart. CORPORAL i SERGE. NT I SUPPLY SERGEANT BOXING 4 3 1 At R ' N° COMMITTEE HUNDREDTH RIFLE EXPI:RT NIGHT 4 3 POINTER 4 3 PISTOL MARKSMAN 301 ll I 1 1 I ELMER iMATTHEW WEBB SENATORIAL DELAWARE WILMINGTON, DEL. ALTHOUGH his name is Matthew, he has never been a tithe collector. Salesman, — shipyard worker, electrician. DuPont Powder employee — what more could be A. jX. crowded into one ' s ' teens? But the smell of dynamite in the making is common- place, whereas burnt powder doth reek of romance, the storming of castles, and the mad frenzy of battle. So Bunny, his hands still stained with acid, became a soldier. Bunny — so called from the way he can devastate celery — is never so happy as when he is spreading rumors of coming good times. In medieval clays he would have been known and welcomed by kings as, " Ye Herald of Glad-Tidings. " The optimism of his rumors is equalled only by the size of his correspondence, for his week-end production of letters has always been a bug-bear to the N. C. O. ' s, and a marvel to us less imaginative beings. Although the last section of Engineering looks askance at his complicated slipstick, he prides himself on being a true Goat. He is taking Doughbovs — his own desires being coupled with those of the Academic Board — and they will learn to respect him for his loyalty, — lovalty to his friends, his ideals, and his convictions. May his gold bars blossom to silver stars! HUNDREDTH NIGHT 43 2- RIFLE MARKSMAN CHARLES WILLIAM WESNER GREENLAKE, WIS. T OLL the bells that others mav be told. Wisconsin has another rising son at West Point. And Charlie will tell everyone, despite his enjoyably successful four years here, that this life is a far crv from the balmy fishing of a summer afternoon on Greenlake. Still, one of those summer afternoons, his ambition started growing and was realized in the air service branch of Camp ' ' ail where he was in the meteorological department. Then traveling to McCook field he broke the altitude record by gaining the highest average for entrance from the Army. Charlie is one of those few capable men whose lives are composed of a well balanced admixture of divers forms of activities. Sports, studies and various other interests are woven into a well ordered fabric which shows a clear perception and a keen sense. If we were to specify reasons for nominating Charlie to the Hall of Fame, every mem- ber of the class would close his reasons by saying, " — and because he is himself. His personality has endeared him to all of us; jovial, interested, appreciative and, above all, a man of principle. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I HONOR COMMITTEE GOLF 4 I TRACK 5 BASKETBALL 1 I SUMMER CAMP BASEBALL " 5 I CAMP ILLUMINATION PISTOL .MARKSMAN It JULIAN MONTGOMERY WEST 4TH DISTRICT MARYLAND MIAMI, FLA. ' ' HERE North meets South in a fusion of cultures, where a student is a scholar; , ' here erudition is held in more esteem than plus fours; where all social activi- ties inherit the dignity of a Ciceronian oration and the beauty of a passage from Virgil— Johns-Hopkins. There, in the cloistered seclusion of ivy covered walls, a scholar uplifted his face to Mars, and deserted Horace and Euclid for Holt and Chilton. But the great mind was molded; beneath the soldier ' s youthful countenance the fires of a Des- cartian genius burn at a white heat. Our heads are uncovered to Julian West, who has robbed the Academic Department of victims unnumbered. We have seen him pound mathematics into Yearling heads with the pedagogy of a master. We have seen him sacrifice every pleasure and privilege of Academy life, that some poor unfortunate might go proficient. We have seen one of the most brilliant men in the Academy forsake the gleaming insignia of the intelligentsia, that a fellow man might escape the ' deluge. We know his dynamic energy and unlimited capacity for detail have carried the Howitzer and the Dialectic society through many a crisis of financial doubt and despair. No man has ever spoken ill of him. To the " Immortals " he is immortal. CORPORAL X LIEUTENANT I HOWITZER I ADVERTISING MANAGER I DIALECTIC SO- CIETY 432. TREASURER AND BUSINESS MANAGER DIALECTIC SOCIETY I Y.M.C.A. 3 2. RING COMMITTEE 43X1 R.JOHN WEST, Jr. 1ST DISTRICT KANSAS LEAVENWORTH, KAN. KANSAS cyclone blew Jack here and has since followed him wherever he went. Lively and hearty always — he is one of the few who can jump out of bed when attention is sounding on January mornings and still find time to say hello as reveille goes. Files never have particularly appealed to him and Summer Camp found him holding the pivot for the millionaires. Contrary to the theories of economies, supply and demand know no law for Jack; particularly around Christmas time does the demo supply seem to keep about two laps ahead of the demand; but in his own philosophy one cer- tainly can have a lot of fun at the Christmas hops at the hotel. And that is indicative of Jack ' s philosophy. If anything goes wrong, just turn it inside out, and there ' s the wooly side. He does not lose sight of the true import of anything but he can turn a dead load into a live load, and one can be certain that it will be concentrated so that the resultant will be in an optimistic direction. Jack is a staunch doughboy and according to him all the best posts .ire in Ohio. May we suggest as a parting toast, that the required four thousand be further reduced? TRACK SQUAD i RIFLE AND PISTOL MARKSMAN I L V ' ACHEL DAMS VHATLEY,Jr. 4TH DISTRICT GEORGIA CARROLTON, GA. y D. ' s nonchalant and assured air is just as characteristic of him as a certain fruit is characteristic of his home state. Swaggering down the street with his hat cocked over one eve, the uninitiated would mistake him for at least the Super- intendent. His accomplishments are diversified. Socially, athletically and as a student, he ranks high in the estimation of his fellow men. He is a scientific bridge player— ask the Kay- dets who have opposed him. He is fast on the tennis court, and there it will suffice to sav that the ice cream he has won would feed the Yearlings at a Summer Camp Smoker. In the field of " Intramurder " he has been recommended for the Corps squads, and three times he was a member of championship Intramural teams. In his studies, he never had occasion to worry. True, his powers as a student were largely potenfial, yet he never caused the power plant to over work in supplying watts; and id of the Second Class " Deadbeat " a new spring was required for the trusty and consoling ic He has chosen " squads right— MARCH! " as his future field of activity ai flame of determination to follow Law as his profession. So, envying our fair state of Georgia, we remain awake in whatever task he may undertake. rola. i shields hear again from V. SUPPLY SERGEANT I I ' l ILLUMINATION 3 RIFLL WILLIS WEBB ' HELCHEL 4TH DISTRICT GEORGIA JEFFERSON, GA. ■ URING the last quarter-century, the soothing influence of Georgia hills, and Ithe diverting influence of Georgia peaches have been at work on Puss Whelchel. The result is entirely satisfactory. He is thoughtful, but not dour; carefree, but a little cautious; a happy combination. Paeans of praise are odious, but there mav be some who do not know him well, — and we must sketch him briefly for their benefit. Two factors have perhaps limited his acquaintance in the class. First, three years at college before his arrival here failed to impress our Department of English, and they halted his progress for a year. In addition, Puss has none of the handshaker in his com- position. He is friendly, but has a nice reserve. If his picture is grim-visaged, his hos- tility is directed at publicity, for never was a man more modest. Our hastily drawn portrait needs a dash of color. Most of his more thoughtful mo- ments are filled with a vision of shining lips and dancing eves. The little Georgia peach awaits him. And despite his level-headed qualities, the boy knows how to play! (Add one vivid streak of vermillion to our impression.) CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT .T DETAIL I RIFLE EXPERT 308 Capt. George Harding TH£ i HfiLL C%ATe% 1 I ROBERT CURTIS WHITE I5TH DISTRICT ILLINOIS BUFFALO, N. Y. F vou should ask Bob what company chums him, he would probably say " Don ' t know mvself. I eat with B Co., live with E Co., get quilled in both of the former, and - really belons? in F Co. " However, being tossed about thus has its advantages. When one ' s grinds begin to savor of repetition, one can change companies; when one s incom- nirable blue eves engender jealousy, one can move; when one ' s baby beard becomes a bvword one mav find fellow-sufferers elsewhere; when one ' s cheery disposition has con- verted all the cvnics, there are other pessimistic heretics; when one s gospel ot care-tree indifference has become contagious, there are still those who take themselves too serious- Iv in short, when one has charmed one part of the Corps into lasting friendship, there are still some who do not know one so well. There are also disadvantages. Two tacs can police more scavenged clothing than one; runtiness amongst flankers inspires re- marks about mascots; one may fall in with black-beards; one ' s new wives may share one ' s fault of never knowing ' the lesson assignment; one ' s new companions may be bridge sharks; one ' s incomparable blue eyes may engender more lealousy. But these disadvantages cannot sour the pleasure of charming more ot one s fellows into lasting itages iendships. CORPOR.KL L SERGEANT I RIFLE AND PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER BENJAMIN WHITEHOUSE NATIONAL GUARD FREDERICKSBURG, VA. (O wax encomiastic on Benny is to he redundant; he was a successful soldier before he joined us, he was popular in other Military Academies before he came to West Point, he was an " engineer " before he studied Engineering. Education, they say, is the process of turning energetic ignorance into conventional absurdities. With Bennv, education has been the turning of a suave southern wisdom into a series of succinct successes. And he has been energetic, too. In fact, a trifle too energetic in thematter of midnight motoring, for Benny was one of the first of our class to discover that the dawn was something to come home in, even when accompanied by an M. P. It is his energy, also, which caps his vitality and good spirits, and gives his ingenious smile a trace of the pagan which is in him. His dancing eves and his " Now, look heah — " have melted everyone with a single exception: the Battalion Board was feeling sluggish when Benny went before them. If personality be the gauge of a man ' s qualities, Bennv need have no fears for the future. He has shuffled and sung his way into the hearts of all. Words of praise are foolish and they sound artificial and hollow. Let us say, then, " Here is a man. To know him is to love him. " ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL i LIEUTENANT I A.B. B.A. BEAST DETAIL ASSISTANT MANAGER BASEBALL 3 2. MANAGER I BASKETBALL 4 3 L I HOP MANAGER 3 1 I RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL .MARKSMAN 310 I CALVIN LOUIS WHITTLE 3RD DISTRICT CALIFORNIA OAKLAND, CALir. DURING the great earthquake of 1906 when the real estate of San Francisco was I so active, there came from the prune orchards of Sacramento Valley the news of the birth of a man-child. It seems that this man-child had the motor virus well in his svstem, for no sooner had his legs grown long enough to reach an accelerator than he was ' proving what an idoneous Barnev Oldfield he was. Soon, however, a fashionable week-end in the Citv Hall Jail, drove Cal to desperation and to West Point. With a spotless police record Cal came to us. Before long his academic record fitted his nnlice record . it seemed that enforced vacations would never end. His deter- min?non and will ' to succeed soon proved that in academics he was more the master than the mortified. . In barracks, his laundrv was his grand passion, and self service was his motto. Even she must wait until the last sock be made pliant and the last collar be on the line. Then too Cal ' s entrance into ' •C " Company was advantageous for HEK. No longer : !r: : ' :;.n for Cal after the cold dny .from the H.ghlands or . dL three sho honks in rear of the Mess Hall she could bring out the on per week in the winter and who signed out " triple X with c CORPORAL L HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 3 1 I SUNDAY SCHOOL SEAL COMMITTEE 4 3 2-1 n who P S ' ed four days t in Summer Camp. ._Jl ALEX NORWOOD WILLIAMS, Jr. 5TH DISTRICT LOUISIANA MER ROUGE, LA. ' HEN Mike talks, a thousand quaint memories of the far South are recalled; strains of a banjo floating across the moonlit Mississippi; savory chicken gumbo and French coffee in a New Orleans hotel; the Yuletide bowl of egg-nog impart- ing its hilarity to an hundred guests. Every word he says paints its picture, and each picture is part of the speaker ' s life, for Mike talks and lives like the true Southerner he is. Our Northern climate has not cooled the warmth of his nature, nor has our life penetrat- ed his heritage of nonchalance. He does his work carefully and thoroughly but without the impression of being unduly busy. However, a native love of sport takes him afield in a different mood. The century-old sports of the English gentry are his, riding, hunting, and a new one, polo. We have observed the zest and grace with which he rides and plavs polo, but we have to hear his stories to know of his love for hunting. Some day perhaps, he will show us a Louisiana marsh-bear, but until then we shall scare our children with tales of marsh-bears. Mike has amused us with his stories; cheered us with his smile; charmed us with his soft speech; won our friendship with his frankness. " — and may he raise our god son CORPORAL 3 1 SERGEANT ; BEAST DETAIL [ASIUM 4 POLO 3 1 RIFLE MARKSMAN 112. i CYRIL EDWARD WILLIAMS ARMY ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO ANADA DRY " — here we have it in its most conventional form. Cy ' s dry humor sends " K " Company en masse to the nearest water, gasping and choking over his powdery witticisms. One might say that he is the one true American out of an hundred, having relinquished all of Canada ' s claims on him to turn so irrevocably dry. Before entering our cloister, his life was as varied as are his movements with the " K " Company guidon. He at one time held a responsible position in a bank, but desiring to become prominent in this, his adopted country, he staged a coup de banque and single handed robbed it of his services. He then displayed a scientific turn of mind and studied weights and measures in an express office, angular forms in the cloak and suit industry, astronomy as a night watchman on a freighter, and finally rising to great heights, he joined the Army Air Service. From the clouds he tumbled to the despairing depths of Plebedom, thence to struggle up to the dizzy altitude of the First Class, bigger ' n better buck, only to — but who knows, do not the heights of one ' s ambition compensate for the fact that one is merely another Second Lieutenant? RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP PISTOL MARKSMANSHIP CHOIR 4 3 i I 313 LEE ROY WILLIAMS JTH DISTRICT OKLAHOMA SAYRE, OKLA. E have visions of Lee ' s first visit home from Brooks Field. It is a bright sunny day and the good people are dreaming in peaceful contentment. Scarcely audible at first, then increasing, there comes a low moan from the southwest. People scan the horizon anxiously, fearing a stray cyclone from Kansas. Suddenly the moan changes to a roar and a big Douglas 0-2. swoops down bearing the prodigal son. Perhaps he pre- fers to imagine himself winning the Schneider Cup, but anyhow, give him a plane and he ' ll be satisfied. Lee has established a reputation for himself as a student. In mathematics he has suc- ceeded particularly well and many are the x ' s he has chased down for us. Military his- tory also has a definite appeal for him. His favorite soldier is Stonewall Jackson, and he can take you up and down the Valley without missing one of the General ' s footsteps. Akin to mathematics and strategy is chess, so we frequently see him planning and plot- ting with his wooden armies. Quiet and unassuming, he takes life as it comes, seldom showing signs of excitement beyond a few extra pufl s from his pipe. As he puffs and puffs, he thinks and thinks, for he has a brain and abilitv to use it. RIFLE MARKSMAN m JAMES WILSON IND DISTRICT LOUISIANA NEW ORLEANS, LA. SQUALL of a summer ' s day on the Gulf of Mexico . . . surging waves, night black skies, violent winds and excited people . . . alone Jim remains immutable, ever smiling his faint and lovable smile, cool as the spray-laden southern wind .... Life to him is a mingling of choice and results . . . long years ago the delivery of goods as a grocer boy . . . the slang pun applicable today . " . . an able general aid to an electric company ... a seller of knife sharpene rs ' . . .no work so humble or insignificant as to be ill done or shirked. A good sports writer and Jim-of-all-trades when he chooses . . . a gentlemanly escort for the most fair one. A much felt loss when Jimmy was transferred from the C Company Bohemians to the A Company escorters . . . femmes a magnet to him soon losing their attraction .... Jim ' s breaking away to exercise his own power . . . broken away ... his managerial propensity and success exemplified as track manager Too many mundanities already . . . worldly expressions in subjects only suitable to Jimmy at intervals .... A hot summer afternoon at West Point . . . scorching, blistering, sweltering heat . . . all selfish ill-humored and sourfaced . . . alone Jim smiles his ever lovable smile, calm and happy, generous and sympathetic, moving nonchalantly on his way . . . Many Jims in the world . . . none comparable to our Jini CORPORAL 2. SUPPLY SERGEANT I MANAGER TR, ' [TZER BOARD 315 11 i ROBERT M. WOHLFORTH RD DISTRICT NEW JERSEY SPRING LAKE, N. J. HE brought with him twin cherubs of Mirth and Laughter; both of them in words. He brought with him, too, an intense curiosity and the best critical wit we have. Bob has absorbed great amounts of knowledge and humor. When he squeezes himself spontaneously and gleefully you may learn if only you can look behind the levity with which he paints his world. Like Zeus, there sprung from his brow, in a literary way, the family of the Funnels, who have kept the Corps " amused for years. Bob is a critic of life, extraordinary in that his destructive criticism is followed by constructive replacements. But the cold eye of the critic is not always his. His flippant acrimoniousness is tempered by a mellow nature and a desire to know and to appreciate correctly or to discard. He is a lover of strong liquor and rare wines, a believer in an aris- tocracy of brains, a radical, a hater of the mob, a gourmet, a virtuoso of Rabelaisian- ism, a fellow of finical taste in clothes, an admirer of fine art with no regard to its morals. This picture is not a vicious satire. We who know the soul of the man have learned his greatness and his gentleness. We shall not lose him with weak expectations of great things to be done — Nav! he has talent — we demand that he continue to ri£;htlv direct it. SERGEANT I HOCKEY 4 3 1 HOWITZER X I ASSOCIATE EDITOR I POINTER i HISTORIAN I CAMP ILLUMINATION COMMITTEE 4 I SECRETARY I COLOR LINES 3 DREDTH NIGHT I PROGRAM 1 I BANQUET COMMITTEE CLASS HUN- liiii JOSEPH MNCENT WOITKIEVIEZ PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL GUARD A SOMBRE sadness was added to the murky gloom of a Pennsv vania coal mine. A Toe was leaving; a Slavic pit boss wept; three mules died of broken hearts I For the last time Joe removed the pulverized anthracite from neck and ears, ctefuUv he destroved all vestiges of King Coal; but the broad shoulders, the . missive b eps and the bulging deltoids acquired by years of subterranean struggle -ith carbon in Its allotropic form s,-these remained-remained to sooth the eye " gladden the heart of the Armv Wrestling Coach. Thus Joe ceased breaking coal to shatter the more bs. For four years his brawn has kept him on the squad frag But Toe ' s ideals are higher than mere legalized mavhem on the canvas covered mat He aspires to diplomacv. And is he not a diplomat? He talked the battalion board o« of nvent -two touFs. Is he not a cosmopolitan? He speaks English, F--f.V, r--h df J and Russian. May he secure the position of his heart s ' ' T ' Krco cans and Poland. All great men have their hobbies; Joe ' s is a collection of old obj cco cans and pLs, and an occasional game of bridge. Moreover he plavs tennis uith a smashing • ' .u.,, „A Viic orlirprcnrifs hnme in bewilderment. CORPORAL 2. SUPPLY SERGEANT HAROLD STUART WOOD 1ST DISTRICT NORTH CAROLINA ELIZABETH CITV, N. C. THERE are in this world a fortunate few who possess personality; W ' oodie is one of that select group, since no man in the Corps has a greater host of friends both male and female. A glance at Harold ' s list of activities shows his time at West Point well spent. After three years of consistent work in the gymnasium, Woodie was chosen to captain the ' 2.7 Team. The same slim body that moves so gracefully under the black tights becomes alarmingly natural in a ballet skirt, so that three Hundredth Night Shows have included him and his complicated dancing. In Color Lines he unearthed " another talent, — female impersonation. He makes expert use of all the soldier ' s arms — (see his medals, and ask the femmes) — in fact everything he does, play or work, bears the finished mark of the expert. In the jumble of Stuart ' s temperamental complex, optimism predominates. Occa- sionally he lapses into fits of spleen, but, like summer showers, they soon pass, leaving everything fresh and bright. So with Harold; his pettishness past, he is once more the mischievous, fun-loving " Childe Harolde " of old. His capacity for play is boundless, his smile irresistible, his manners stamped with the grace of the old South. In work or in play, he will always make his world one of sunshine and happiness. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I GYM SQUAD 4 3 X CAPTAIN I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 1 I COLOR LINE I INDOOR MEET i I ASSISTANT TRACK COACH SUMMER CAMP PISTOL EXPERT RITLE EXPERT JOY THOMAS WREAN I4TH DISTRICT MISSOURI CHAMPAIGN, ILL. HAVE you ever seen a man from the Middle West who didn ' t herald it as the nerve center of the country, the seat of our civilization and the last word in culture? Jenny is no exception and he takes more pride in the height of Missouri corn than New Yorkers do in thei r daily consumption of gin. To look at Jenny and hear him argue you would think that he was another Stephen Douglas. Let him take pro or con on any subject and we are confident that he will emerge topside, for give him time and he will prove that birds fly backwards. While at the Academv Jenny has taken life easily. Being able to pass his work suc- cessfully with a minimum of effort, he has devoted his spare time to the femmes. Until his first Christmas Leave he was never known to miss a hop, but since then it is a different story — in short he has the unique distinction of being the first ' 17 man to give away a miniature. Jenny acquired a liking for sea breezes while in the Navy, so lie is boning Coast — surely — " Coast with. " He is assured of the " with, " and we all liope that the " Coast " is forthcoming to make his dream complete. CORPORAL : SERGEANT EXPERT RITLEMA ITLE CUP TREAT . ' ■J PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE SQUAD 4 fill 319 HENRY MAGRUDER ZELLER 5TH DISTRICT TEXAS DALLAS, TEX. THE God of War has nothing on Henri when it comes to placing the blunt end of a saber between one ' s third and fourth ribs. His ability as a fencer would do justice to a prince of Heidelberg — consequently this gentleman ' s sweater bears the much coveted " A " . " Have a ' Lucky ' ? " " Naw. " " Have a Chesterfield. " " Nope. " " Well the man across the hall has a Camel. " " All right, see you across the hall. " So troops Henry across the hall — a very strong addict to the " Essence de Camel. " We have often wondered whither originate all these sweet smelling pink envelopes. Henri has a sister who sends him pink epistles, but we know fleur de roses too well to misconstrue this new aroma. Love is a ter-ri-ble maladv. Henry has a heart that fills his chest. For a friend he would do anything — even down to breaking his last skag in two or working out a problem for some goat between atten- tion and assembly. H. M. Z. may be far-seeing when he picks the Field Artillery as his choice in the ser- vice — quien sabe? His ambition is great and we hope some day to see his name carved in the Hall of Fame among our other immortal Texans. SERGEANT I FENCING 4 3 i INDOOR MEET 3 L RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 310 ' i ' RALPH WISE ZWICKER SENATORIAL WISCONSIN MADISON, WIS. ' ISCONSIN always has been a favorite state to the Academy — this year the Academy is " the favorite institution " to Wisconsin. After four years busily engaged in planning, directing, and producing the dramatic attempts of the Corps, Zwick returns to Madison. His is a wide, comprehensive appreciation of what Corps activity in drama should be. Color Lines were never more eagerly attended nor more sincerely enjoyed than they were when Zwick guided their destinies. The really over- whelming snares of detail that is the dreary task of the producer of our annual Hundredth Night performance resolve themselves into clever stage presentation, smooch running dialogue, and satisfied customers. Zwick works, and Zwick succeeds. That is the usual age old rule, for Zwick it is the usual daily routine. The artistic has never suffered at the hands of the practical with Zwick. Except for irritating final exams now and then his free time finds him devotedly crooning over his violin. In Zwick you can find the artist who has known the lure of the beautiful, the drag of the practical. West Point demands so much of a man — to en]oy, one must build — with his hands. He has done that. He leaves us to carry on, building, accomplishing things in this drama called life. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANl SOCIETY 4 3 rOOTBALL 5 1 PRESIDENT I INDOOR MEET 4 RIFLE EXPERT _ ' JJJJ- 1 pp_ . ?l ' COLONEL JOHN CARMICHAEL HONORARY MEMBER HAGERSTOWN, MD. COLONEL CARMICHAEL was born in Lexington, Va., in 1S75, ' ■ ' ' attended early school in Virginia. From 1850 to 1894 he was at Washington and Lee University where he completed the regular course of study. In 1901 he became one of the pioneer construction engineers of the Western Maryland railroad, and built many difficult miles of track through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Later he became executive engineer, and upon the entrance of the United States into the World War he offered his services to the Government. He went overseas in 1917 as a Captain of Engineers in the Railway Division and was soon promoted to Major. He was in active command of the Rail Road Battalion of the 44th Engineers until the end of the war. Since that time he has done much reserve work and received his full Colonelcy in 192. v He is vitally interested in the American Legion and has twice been commander of the Hagerstown Post. His interest in the Academy and especially in the Class of 192.7 has never wavered, and his manv visits here are more than welcome to us. He has early won a place in our hearts and we will always consider it an honor to number Colonel Carmichael as one of us. 0U% .ALL F0% T 8J 0C%ylCY A Co, B Co « C Co Discharged R j Bridgman, J. Dn-cLnxal CorriN, L. O. Resigned Allen, C. D. Caldwell, G. B.,Jr . Discharged Douglas, W. J. Discharged Anspach, R. J. Discharged J Cramer, W. T. Discharged Gleaves, M. M. Discharged Burleigh, L. E. Christie, L. K. Discharged , Discharged Discharged • Davis, L. C. Discharged Irvine, D. D. Discharged Conger, S. L. Enger, E. E. Discharged McBride. R. S. Discharged Ehrgott, W. W. Discharged I FOWLES, W. J. Discharged Newman, J. R. Resigned Faulconer,H. N.,Jr. Discharged Jennings, J. P. Johnstone, C. B. Joy, J. M. Resigned Discharged Discharged Phenneger, Paul Ry tSlS na! Gregg, J. R. Discharged ' , Spivey, D. T. Stockton, E. L. Discharged Resigned Hake, E. W. Harvey, W. G. Hendrickson, W. M. Discharged ; Discharged N III Discharged Parsell, p. I. Discharged Weber, C. M. Discharged Hennig Turned Back Randolph, B. W ' . Dischai ed Williams, J. A. Discharged Hill, G. M. Discharged Read, L. McC. Discharged Houston, K. R. R. Resigned Sandel, F. C. Discharged Keegan, O. C. Magness, W. B. Discharged Discharged Sedan, C. G. Resigned 1 Magoffin, J. R. Discharged Strong, S. C. Resigned Ruth, John Discharged Sutton, F. J. R esigned Robinson, B. C. Dischakid SwiNDLEHURST, J. E Thompson, V. A. Resigned Discharged Stanley, F. Resigned Wilson, C. B. Resigned CASUALTIES Class f ' 27 D Co, E Co . F Co, Carr, W. E. Discharged Bowling, D. H. Resigned Bell, J. B.,Jr. Discharged Chamberlain, E.J. Discharged Chambers, C. C. Discharged Bliss, E. B. Discharged Clinch, E. W. Fellincer, p. M. Died Discharged Davis, H. C.,Jr. Heberling, W. G. Howe, C. G. Discharged Discharged Discharged Broline, R. W. Chappel, J. R. Discharged Discharged Herrman, J. H. Resigned Johnson, R. L. Discharged Du Charme, H. p. Resigned Kimsey, I. B. Resigned Maxwell, R. M. Resignel Fellers, R. J. Discharged Long, J. A. Discharged Mitchell, P. J. Dischan ed FURCOLOW, L. Discharged McGough,J. T. Discharged Point, W. T. Rau, J. H. RiPSLINGER, A. M. Died Dischare,ed Discharged Discharged Gordon, R. R. Resigned Minor, F. T. Resigned Mercer, R.J. Resigned Ryan, T. W. Discharged Sample, L. T. Wells, J. B, Discharged Tangney, R. C. Discharged Todaro, F. Twohey, F. W. Warren, J. H. Discharged Discharged Resii ned 1 Washburn, C. A. Resigned % Wisessauer, R. Discharged Wolberg, B. M. Resigned - Wright, L, Discharged » »» ;:-. I ) G Co H. Aguin ' aldo Allex,J. B. Blaisdell, W. Carrington-, a. Cody Dean, H. E. Erbeck, H. R. Hill, T. B. Kenny, J. T. Lynch, C. A. McArthur,J. C.,Jr McDonald, ' ). H. Mead, C. P. Minaker,J. L. Patterson, G. L. Potter Rudisell, F. a. Seltzer, G. E. Sked, T. W. Spurgeon, J. ' . Terwilliger, F. H. Thener, a. U. Yager, M. H. Discharged Timieil Buck Discharged Resigned Turned Back Discharged Discharged Resigned Discharged Discharged Discharged Discharged Discharged Discharged Resigned Turned Back Discharged Resigned Discharged Discharged Discharged Discharged Discharged B. G. H Co, Bartohs, W . H. Christopher, O., Jf Ent, W. a. Hathaway, Koch, L. ' . Laubach Mashin, U. S. Morris, F. M. Nelson, O. J. Savage, H. G. Smith, M. C. G. Thompson, W. G. Turner,]. W. I Discharged Discharged Discharged Discharged Discharged Turned Back Discharged Resigned Discharged Discharged Resigned Discharged Resigned 1 Co, Cloke, H. F. Foley, D. T. Gaines, D. Garbacz, E. Hartley, H. V. Henry,]. O. Matthews, G. E. Morgan, J. E. Stewart, W. H. I " nH ' i Discharged Discharged Resigned Resigned Discharged Discharged Resigned Discharged Discharged CASUALTIES Class of ' 27 K Co, L Co, M Co, Carmichael, ]., Jr. Died Carney,]. F.,]r. Discharged Counihan, T. ]. Discharged Donahoe, ]. K. Discharged Feeder, J. G. Discharged HOLTON, G. A. Discharged Kehoe, R. O. Discharged Morrison, P. M. Resigned Paris, T. H. Resigned Abbott, R. G. Discharged Barbour, R. W. Discharged Bridgers, S. C. Discharged Brown, L. P. Resigned Conrad,]. D. Discharged Donica,]. H. Discharged HiCKEY,]. B.,]r. Dischan ed Lugo, R. Q. Discharged RlNEHART, R. J. Resigned Taylor, H. Resigned Whittier, G. W. Resigned Furman, G. C. Hammer,]. . . ]0NES, R. S. Lautz, ' . Matheson, B. a. MlLDURN, F. H MiLLLR, A.]. Parker,]. R. PRiCHARD, L. A. Rivers, W. F. Scott, L. W. Wilson, D. M. Discharged Discharged Discharged Resigned Discharged Discharged Discharged Discharged Discharged Resigned Discharged Discharged h 3 5 LUL- JJJ LUL COMMITTEES IN THE FOLLOWING PAGES YOU WILL FIND THOSE COMMITTEES ESSENTIALLY OF THE FIRST CLASS THESE ARE THE MEN WHO HAVE FOR FOUR YEARS WATCHED THE CLASS GROW IN EXPERIENCE AS IT DECREASED IN NUMBER TO THEM WE OWE THE THANKS OF A GROUP SAFELY GUIDED THROUGH THE VICISSITUDES OF A CADET ' S FOUR YEARS - THERE ARE FEW MEN HERE WHO HAVE BECOME LEADERS BECAUSE THEY WERE ABLE TO " SOUND-OFF " OR " LOOK MILITARY " - THERE ARE SEVERAL MEN HERE WHO ARE LEADERS BECAUSE FOR FOUR YEARS THEY HAVE VERY NEAR- LY ACCOMPLISHED ALL THE MULTITUDE OF WISHES THE CLASS HAS EXPRESSED 316 m I ii Thomas J. Hall Trapnell President, Class of 192- Joseph W Cox Secretary CLASS OF 1917 Orville M. Hewitt Athletic Represeatat ve CLASS OF 1917 318 William J. Glasgow, Jr. Trfiisuyer CLASS OF 1917 I Robert M. Wohlforth Historiiiii CLASS OF 1917 32-9 Garrison H. Davidson Vice-President, Class of igij Honor Committeie CHAIRMAN William J. Glasgow, Jr. MEMBERS George E. Martin Garrison H. Davidson Joseph W. Cox Harold J. Coyle Edward G. Daly Charlie Wesner Jack H. Griffith Mason F. Stober Thomas H. Trapnell Joseph Ganahl, Jr. LoREN D. Pegg Herbert B. Kirkpatrick Board of Qovernors FIRST CLASS CLUB Pr ESIDING OFFICER George E. Martin MEMBERS Dudley G. Strickler Thomas J, H. Trapnell Edward J. F. Glavin Garrison H. Davidson John A. Schwab Joseph W. Cox Election Committee CHAIRMAN William J. Glasgow, Jr. MEMBERS Fox B. Connor Reynolds Condon Edward J. F. Glavin Carl S. Graybeal Herbert B. Kirkpatrick William L. McNamee George E. Martin George F. Pierce George W. Shillock John A. Schwab 335 Hop Managers Ip l — CHAIRMAN William L. McNamee MEMBERS John M. Burdge, Jr. John A. Schwab Robert L. Easton Joseph C. Timberlake Carl S. Graybeal ThomasJ. H. Trapnell Benjamin Whitehouse . sai! Y. M. C PRESIDENT Thomas J. H. Trapnell VICE-PRESIDENT Arthur Roth Ernest W. Carr . . . V ce-Treas nr Walter G. Donald . . . Treasurer Everett D. Peddicord . . Secretary Harland H. DeKaye . Second Secretary Sunday School Teachers Cx DET CHAPEL SUPERI ' TENDENT Joseph W . Cox ut Class Thomas H. Trapnell LoREN D. Pegg Orville M. Hewitt Charles B. Brown 2i i Class Frederick L. Anderson, Jr. Richard J. Handy Alfred B. Denniston Alan J. McCutchen Luke W. Finlay Roscoe C. Wilson 5;v Class Thomas J. Du Bose John S. Nesbitt William E. Hall Bruce D. Rindlaub Don Z. Zimmerman 336 Ill «!i Sunday School Teachers CATHOLIC CHAPEL SUPERINTENDENT John A. Schwab MEMBERS Paul D. C. Berrigan John D. Boland John ' . J. Brennan Norman Costello Lawrence M. Guyer Paul D. Harkins Henry J. Hoeffer Jeremiah P. Holland Andrew T. McNamara Joseph M. Lovell Edward M. Markham James J. Moran Bernard C. Rose Raymond G. Stanton George F. Wi 337 ' p Class Ring Comamittee CHAIRMAN Olaf H. Kyster, Jr. MEMBERS Gilbert M. Allen, Ji Charles P. Bixel John P. Taylor Virgil M. Kimm Carl E. Lundquist Eugene L. Moseley George W. Shillock Dudley G. Strickler Thomas M. Watlington, Jr. Julian M. West Calvin L. Whittle 338 Equipment Committee CHAIRMAN Edward J. F. Glavin MEMBERS Reynolds Condon Joseph Ganahl, Jr. Charles B. Ewing Thomas H. Trapnell Charlie Wesner Camp Illumination CHAIRMAN Cecil W. Land MEMBERS Manuel J. Asensio Harry E. McKinney Willis S. Matthews Herman W. Schull Ralph W Edgar D. Stark Thomas M. Watlington Charlie Wesner Robert M. Wohlforth Zwicker 340 Color Lme Committee CHAIRMAN Ralph W. Zwicker MEMBERS ;t 1 M ' ;» 1 ■ ' [; ;! 11 Gilbert M. Allen James J. Green Francis E. Howard William H. Hunter William L. McNamee Harry E. McKinney Meredith D. Masters Alexander M. Miller Bernard C. Rose Julian M. West Robert M. Wohlforth Cheer headers Matthew K. Deichelmann Francis E. Howard James V. Green Harry E. McKinney BOOK-VI r ' :v . •;.. ; -..,,m %. 1 1 f I.. ' ' — 4ML ' • ' rv r M • fjf ' . , T ' ■wwnjiP ' Tl|g " M ' r .V B|f Rif? .j i ' £ji iHl |HB|[B SgBHili li ? " — - ' :: ;jlityya(||to _ . .£1 SlMr AI Jl r--.:- x-s-:! i ; ! ' ?£su l|pPl[;y »1 jS M W w k :s-i ' ' ' ' H fc . Preface ' IFE at best is serious we are told, but exercising the prerogative of youth we smile and dare disbelieve, for the things serious are often extremelv dull. The increasing and monotonous routine of our dailv life is scarcely jovful in the true sense of the word. Relief from the routine is essential. Athletics afford this necessary relaxation, and, as a result, they are a vital part of cadet life. At no other institution, save perhaps, our sister academy, do we hnd the athletic teams linked so closelv to the student body, nor do we find so many others than the varsity squads participating in some form of athletic activity. The hue and cry in many of our dailies about the over-stress- ing of college athletics is applicable here as elsewhere, in one sense of the word. We defend ourselves bv saying that they are a godsend, — and they are. To the editors of this department has fallen the difficult task of portraying this all important phase of cadet life. As prob- lems have arisen we have solved them as we thought best, and, as usual, there will no doubt, be many causes for censure. For example, there is an ancient idea prevalent that the success of a major sport season hinges upon the outcome of the Navy game, regardless of the calibre of either team. With all due respect to tradition and custom, we have dared to differ and have set these games aside in an emotional atmosphere, characteristic of them alone. We thmk that the percentage of games won and lost determmes the success of a season, and that the percentage of Navy games won and lost is a separate entity. Believing this and no less, we have pointed out other games which, though lacking in show and gold braid, have far surpassed Navy games in keenness and m quality. We have written of things as we have seen them; bestowed praise when due; and avoided alibis. With the reader rests the decision as to our success. MEN WILSON FOOTBALL. BASKETBALL, LACROSSE n BiSM OLLEY ODONNELL HAMMACK mEBM STRIBLING ZIMMERMAN DRAPER :iilimiuii cji.-imii ' - im sm , Ro , — Twwi, Horcon. ichull, Hcdckin, Sherburne, Breckinridge, Samforn, StoDe, Homisher. Second Row — Gricr, Daly, E. G., Milwit, Israel, Zeller, Bixcl, c Third Kiw — Bell. Dwvre, Ra)raona, Finlay, Lewis, McNamara. fourth R«i» — Sladen, Sawyer, Alexander, Browning, W. W., Allan. Howard, Lovell, Butler, Griffith. Schuab Boi:om Row — Garland, Smith, G. F., Kirkpatrick. Hunter, W. H-, Schmidt, Meehao, Rose, Kutstedt, Morrow. ' inoT Sports A Men SOCCER SWIMMING Hunter, W. H., -7 Glasgow, ' 2.7 Lewis, ' v Garland, -17 Howard, ' x7 Finlay, ' iS Van Natta, ' xS Meehan, -xS Morrow, ' xS H.,MMACK, ■x9 Hunter, W. H., ' 17 McNamee, ' 17 Kirkpatrick, 7 Luebberm. nn, ' 2.7 Briggs, xS Raymond, ' xS Dwyre, ' x ALL..N, ■x9 GYMNASIUM TENNIS Hedekin, •x7 Mathews, ■x8 Browning,W.W., ' iS Wood, ■x7 Grier, ' xs ' Tate, ' 2.8 Alexander, S Sawyer, 8 Graybeal, •x7 Bell, •X9 GOLF Schull, ■x7 Smith, G. F., iS POLO Israel, •x8 Sladen, ' 2.9 Grufith, ■x7 Keeler, ■x9 Persse, ' 30 Butler, ■x7 Schwab, •x7 RIFLE FENCING Dau, ' xS Bixel, 7 BOXING Forrest, ' xS Glasgow, ' 17 Zeller, -17 Lovell, ■X7 Horton, •x9 Milwit, ' xg Breckinridge, ' xS HOCKEY Lewis, -17 D. LY, M. F., --Lj Watlington, •x7 Stone, •x7 Beattie, -xS WRESTLING PISTOL Hasting, •x8 Samford, -xS Travis, xS Thiebaud, •x7 Moscatelli, ' xS Schmidt, ■x7 Daly, E. G., ■x7 INDOOR MEET Sawyer, ' xS Kurstedt, ' x7 Condon, ■x7 McN..MARA, -xS Rose, ' xj Isaacson, ' x7 346 ri DA5EBALL s V McCoRMicK, Coach Cobb, Qiptahi ' i.- . »ik M ii ' l S n t,! U ' fi ..ski ' miAi: ■ ■ m. jES§ H-Jil H m ' S ' i HP .,r i- 1 ' I - ] 4. - ■ • v ' ; ' jMSM l g ' tif t.- -t H imli .iUMi ■u9l 1) •.,j j « 1 1 lfefe»- -. ' SEASOX IC)l6 OPPONENT Dovvdoin versity of Pennsylvania University of Vermont Swarthmore Lafayette Syracuse (at Syracuse) Columbia Manhattan New York University Catholic University Holy Cross Springfield Georgetown Navv Reeder, Captain, ' 2.6 ; . I, 8£ " Whitchousc, Asjt. M r., Harding, N. B., jrroll. I ' . L., Montgomery, Nave, Bcynon, Mills, Glavin. RoosMA, Outfield Baseball THE season over; after rhe storm the calm, we now sit and rake up the past ' s dead, its errors and its achieve- ments, and sigh. However, we think of the end and smile. Then we say, " It might have been worse. ' ' We think of the weath- er and swear, for the weather was rotten. We realize that we labored under a new coach, a new system, and say, " Next year will be different. " Early practice in February found a large squad reporting for work. The coaches smiled, thinking that this team would be the best ever. During the past summer promising material had been unearthed, and we sat, we felt, on top of the world. The weather kept us indoors where we practiced and fumed, for we heartily desired the outdoors and real practice. We heard rumors ' tis true, of a trip South, but we smiled and shook our heads. We well knew that the best thing one does at West Point is listen to rumors. When Bowdoin arrived for the opening m m .III w Cell ' s biiigle clears the bu ■ Out at the plate « -ait game we were ready to be off in a cloud of dust, but as rain and sleet had fallen the night before, that was impossible, so we muddled along instead. Scarcely had the game opened when the downpour began. Plav we did, and Army thanks to an error, a base hit, and poor fielding on Bowdoin ' s part, plus excellent defensive play on their part, won i - o in hve innings. The team looked good. They helded well, their defensive play was excellent. Their stick work was a bit weak but that was overlooked because of the weather. Things looked bad for the Navv, said those who remembered last season. ' i iis Browning, Shortstop Then disaster fell. The weather cleared but not the baseball atmosphere. Defeat followed defeat with alarming regularity. The pitching staff, strengthened we thought by recruits, was weakened by the Academic Board. The Army team became noted for its generosity. They hit, yes, but they seemed to dislike outhitting their opponents. They felt that by misplays, loose fielding and whatnot they should return good for evil. Each game they donated enough runs to enable the oppos- ing team to win. They sank deeper and deeper into the slough of poor baseball Double play retires the side Flood, Outfield which caused sighs and grey hairs among Army supporters. Midseason brought warmer weather which cheered us a bit. The team perked up somewhat. Our stock began to rise. Talk of the Navy Game was in the air. Speculation as to our chances was rife. The team spurred by these thoughts worked harder. Then for the hnale came Georgetown. On several occasions of late the team had threatened, but now it played its hrst real baseball game and won 6-3. The general play, and ag- gressiveness showed that they were on edge for the Navy. In an attempt to be just we would say that the season was fair. Why it wasn ' t better we do not know, but the team just wasn ' t tuned. But they were game and stuck to the bitter end, which wasn ' t so bitter after all. ( ' Tis the last part of every party, you know.) Reeder, Captain and iirst baseman, was consistent at bat and in the held. Browning at second and Roosma in center were mainstays. All these but Browning will graduate, hut with a fair string of reserves, the remain- ing veterans, and a better knowledge of McCormick ' s system we have high hopes for ' 17. Browning Sco ■ TRACK ir:K!4i 1 h GiLBRETH, Ciiptani ' Z ' Novak, Coach i Trj Outs SEASON 1916 ARMY 50 3 1053 69- 5 OPPONENTS Columbia 75 ' - ' 3 Colgate 49I 9 New York U. 30I3 Springfield 2.9V2 Navy 65 Vs ( ar Annapolis} Calhoun, Captiini, ' 16 J, ' Manager, ' 2.7 i(r, ,0 K,j .r. lof Km— McW-rncv, Brccnc, G ' Miri,r. Simun, Wjlkcr, LadJ, Vtstal. lh,i R.„— V.hiJ . ; Creasy, .M.i;r. I mil, Roo Horlon, Rindlaub, June 0§urma,arfi. fi i R»lt— Gin ».irncs.Tliur,[on,LuLkctt,Cu -iston.HugginsHoulanJ.Cr , Noursc, Landon, Hewitt, Ca mvnc, Stevenson, Graybcal.E , Cjpt-. Spraguc, Heidocr, Dcs Islets. t,arl.iiid. 1 .it;q, .No ,ik tclmonico, Brewster, R. A. Wilson, Gilbreth, Pcgg, Graul. Track ' E ' VE all heard of the Scandals, the Follies and the Vanities, but here I believe that I can introduce a new one, " TheSurprises of 1916 " ; for with prospects, anything but bright, Mr. Novak developed a team that was well worthy of representing the Academy in any class of competition. The verdict of the pre-season dopesters was, " No Soap. " Seven valuable stars had been lost from 1915 ' s none too successful team and the Plebes promised few replace- ments. At the beginning of indoor practice came what seemed to be the death knell, we lost our coach, Lt. Vidal. The gloom thickened as only a plot can. The S.O.S. for a coach was answered within two weeks by Mr. Leo Novak, coach of Cedar Rapids High School, and one of the most prominent coaches in interscholastic cir- cles. (Leo, with his inevitable grin and equally inevitable ten page work-out sheet, needs no further introduction.) When he arrived, the t;round was still T ' c start of the mih 356 l .-p f; Heidner, Halj mile covered with snow, and when the squad did get outside, anything like real practice was impossible. When our friends at Annapolis had their first meet, we were vet to hold try-outs; thev did not come until a week before the first and hardest meet. On May ist, Columbia, fresh from brilliant victories at the Penn Relays, appeared for the first meet. We made a million dollar start taking all three places in the high hurdles, two in the hundred, and first and second in the shot put, mak- ing the score 19 - 6. It looked as if the mighty Lion was about to be smeared. However, Columbia ' s real strength came to the fore and we lost the high jump, quarter and mile in rapid succession. Three places in the discus gave us a brief respite, but try as they would our remain- ing competitors could make no impression on the Blue and White ' s overwhelming lead, which finally mounted to some twenty-five points. The next Saturday saw our onlv triangu- lar meet, Colgate and New York Univer- sity being the opponents. Colgate jumped into an early lead by taking first and sec- ond in the century after we had taken the high hurdles, but it was short lived. Gili!ri;th breaks the (apt- in the 440 LisTON, Broad jump To be exact, it lasted until the next event, the shot put, in which we captured all places. After that, it was merely a ques- tion of size of score, the team had hit its stride, and swept all opposition before it. New York was able to account but for two firsts, Colgate but for live, with a pre- ponderance of places falling to our share. The meet with Syracuse was cancelled, but at the rate the squad was going at that time, the Orange would have had hard sledding. Springfield met us in our final home stand and we gave them a lick- ing that put the fear of most everything into the Navv ' s heart. Two first places and five seconds were all that the Massa- chusetts boys could take away from us. We, in turn, made it a record day, four marks, all in weight events, were sub- stantially increased. With our early season prospects in mind, we may well say that the season was a great success. The team went into every meet with resolve and dash, and as a result, several real stars were developed. Sprague and Landon failed to taste defeat in their pet events all season, and besides both were stellar performers in other lines. Gilbreth was always a sure scorer, as were Hewitt, Jark, and Captain Calhoun. P ' . ti-SL Landno demonstrates perfect form 358 LACROSSE y i m Grace, Coach Trapnell, Captain ' ij . .:.«ta | ErtM ? " " Captain, ' 16 T . .f ;-ow ;r ) ,r f to whistle SEASON 1 x6 m P ARMY OPPONENT M, 4 Onondaga Indians i ilM 14 Universitv of Pennsylvania (Ac Philadelphia, Pa.) Swarthmore m 8 Stevens Tech. :j P 3 10 Johns-Hopkins (At Baltimore, Md.) Hobart 8 •■ 9 5 Colgate New York University I 1 10 9 2- Lafayette Rutgers Navy 4 3 ■ . Hoe FER, M, . i w -wimidt. Stone. Siricklcr, vM r.,Sladco,Hammack,Poit Echc, Draper, C. C. W. Alien, Arraagost, Parhara, Lovcl , Donald, Prudhomm Harbold, Saunders, Brownlec, Mason. Fourth Koi ,, Wilkinson. Asst. M r., Briggs, Aist. Mgr. Stcmd Kow—Lt. Monroe, i,, ilocircr, Asst, Mf r. ThirJRow—Bom, Sccman, Munson, Collins, HoIIcy, racc, Cojc j, Daly, Trapnell, Solem, Dean, Baxter. Yoemans, Capi., Lewis, Anderson. IN this modern era of rapid progress we frequently see a marvelous transi- tion or a vivid drama enacted before our eyes, scarcely cognizant of its beauty, the speed of its development or the part it plays in every day affairs. In this way, Lacrosse has risen in but a few years from a non-extant state to become one of our foremost major sports. In six years it has swept through the doubtful period of experiment to its position of strength because of its inherent value as a sport. Lacrosse, more than any other game except football, requires that every man do his share and do it well. No chance spectator can ever forget the characteristics of a lacrosse game. Endur- ance, strength, quick and accurate head- work, coordination that dare not fail if a team is to win; all of these find their acme of perfection in lacrosse. No other sport offers a more spectacular or fascinating hour to its fans than the elusive twisting, .1 JjiU. ' M » ' 4 t K % ' 6U ' f, ' l . SwARTHMORE uws pasistent 361 m shifrv dodging and the perfect physical control of a good hicrosse team. The striking facts about the ' 2.6 Lacrosse squad are best illustrated by a study of the task which confronted them and the manner in which they attacked it. The season was long and trying, and many mishaps occurred which darkened the horizon, but the entire ream played real lacrosse and made a more than creditable showing, failing only twice in a schedule of twelve games. This is especially note- worthy when it is considered that teams of the mettle of Swarrhmore, Hopkins, New York U., the Onondaga Indians and the Navy were met. During the practice season, prospects for a perfect season were more than bright. However, the first opponent had scarcely been disposed of when disaster fell. Baxter was made ineligible and Harbold soon followed him. Solem and Seeman then re- ceived injuries, which disabled them for the remainder of the season. The final and hard- est blow was the loss of Captain Yeomans, two days before the Navy game . But the team was stubborn, and these reverses served but to increase their tenacity of purpose, and success was their natural reward. Saunders hits the trail 363 O ' DONNELL, Out h„ The Onondaga Indians opened the sea- son. Considerable interest was added to the game because Indians were the origina- tors of lacrosse. No tomahawks were in evidence but their shrill cries lent an effect which no other game could boast. Penn was an easy victim, but Swarthmore offered some of the stiffest opposition encountered all season. Icy blasts from the north made accurate play impossible, so three goals comprised the total of both teams, with fortunately, the greater num- ber falling to our share. Hopkins was met in Baltimore, and we tasted defeat for the first time. The game was brilliant and even during the hrst half, but we were smothered under a shower of goals in the final minutes of play. With the advent of May, we took up a long home stand, Hobart, Colgate, N.Y.U., Lafayette, and Rutgers were met successively and defeated. With this en- viable record behind them, the team pre- pared to meet the undefeated Navy " ham n ' cggers. " Rutgers gathers ' round the j 364 FOOTBALL t)(Vy wM t5i u. , . % r V ' . Hewitt, Captain r i( ' . ' , ' , " Si FOOTBALL COACHES Lrfr to R„; .r— Cipt. Jones, Major Sasse, Lt. Brvan, Lt. Farnick-, Lt. Wood, Lt. Wicks Lr. Mvers, Lr. John W II MIX, C.,pt.n,i-,U. Holland, Mjnjea t i Nurll, R»«— Conner, Wimcr. Hulchmson, Ellcr, Mcchan, Piper, Sundt. 367 Hammack, Giiiird Schmidt, Gnanl A PROSPECTUS of the ' 16 season filled us with high hopes despite the fact that our coaching staff had migrated to the West. We had lost but one regular from i5 ' s none too successful team, and felt that from a nucleus of ten experienced men, almost any coach could mold a winning combination. Also, this was the last season during which Plebes were to be eligible; so we anxiously awaited news of their prospects. As some famous general once said, everything went as planned. Our new material proved of exceptional ability, our regulars, with " one or two exceptions, were free from serious injuries, and as a result, our team was good — one of the best. A hard sched- ule was successfully met, and for once the Army-Navy game was a football game besides being a national exhibit. To sketch individual performance would be too great a task, but Biff Jones must be mentioned as a first year head coach who was unusually successful. Great credit is due the men who performed; as a collec- tion of football plavers we hold them unequalled. ,• ' V " M " Limbering up " -3333:3333: 368 Harding to Trapnell ARMY II DETROIT o Ainni f three complete teams, we had little trouble taking the westerners into camp in the season ' s opener. The varsity, practically intact from the preceding sea- son, had little trouble with the Red and White, but the reserves were fought to a standstill, being frequently bewildered by the visitor ' s aerial attack. With hve minutes to play the shock troops were rushed in to stave off an impending score, and two touchdowns were added to our total. The team ' s performance pre- saged a successful season. ARMY II DAVIS and ELKINS 7 Remembering these mountaineers as the hardy stockingless boys who nearly ruined our 192.5 football season, we took no chances but jumped them with our strong- est forces. In the early minutes a blocked punt placed us in a position from which Trapnell scored. Before the end of the quarter, D. E. evened up through the medium of two passes and a thirty yard run. We recovered the lead in the second quarter and then the varsirv gave wav to the second string who were kept on the defensive throut hout. A- ■ ■ D E heaves one 369 ;:||ll ARMY 2.-J SYRACUSE xi And the great horde came out of the North and debouched upon the plains of West Point, determinea to do or die. Their orange armour and tanned faces glinted ominously as they prepared to hurl themselves against the Army defenses. They were flushed with victory, these conquerors of fierce foes, expecting to continue their triumphant march. But the Army, true to tradition, was stubborn, and presented phalanxes which refused to give. The Orange struck through the air, against the flanks and through the line. but each attack was countered savagely and grimly. Army, forced back time and again, formed anew, gathered new power, and in short irresistible drives staggered the invader, and slowly but surely forced him back. As night fell over the field, the humbled cohorts wearily withdrew through the passes whence they had come. The game was brilliant and well-played; the scoring fast and frequent. Steady marches of 80, 55, and 34 yards accounted for three of our touchdowns with an inter- cepted pass producing the deciding marker. I fn " mmmmmm wfm mis 1 The Orange opens up ARMY 33 Every year since 191 1, the Bulldog has feasted on Mule Meat. Naturally peeved, we decided that " twas time for Tige to be drafted into the Army where morsels are less choice. Beat Yale the coaches said in September. Beat Yale the Corps said as it swung into the Bowl. Beat Yale was the sole thought of the team as it lined up for the kickoff. Beat Yale we did. The Bulldog ' s offense was completely smothered. His defense was battered down. Only :; first downs rewarded his YALEo efforts to advance, fiis most potent threats, two unsuccessful tries from the field, came in the first and last minutes of play; even a moral victory was denied him. Army was smooth though a bit overanxious as 17 penalties will testify. The backs, headed by Wilson, galloped high, wide and far around the ends, while the elated hand- ful of gray howled for more. At last we heard no whisper of, " better luck next year, " as we proudly marched through the streets of New Haven. Yale tr es H.. r hold ' s end MuRRELL, Fullback Saunders, Tackle ARMY o NOTRE DAME 7 There ' s an old saying that when an irresistible force meets an immovable ob- ject - - - Hell starts popping; and pop it did that grey afternoon when Rockne ' s Tartars came out of the West to give battle to our yet undefeated team. The Hoosiers, terrors of the West, rook up the offensive and became the force; Biff Jones, with a specially perfected defense, chose to prove the point of the object. The atmosphere of the stadium was charged with tension. The spectators held their breath, filled with that awful expect- yards, and victory for the force ancy that comes before a big storm. The teams clashed. There was no flash, just a hard dull impact. The battle was not spectacular. Force on force, shock against shock which resounded throughout the stadium. First one, battered, bruised and staggered by the pile driver blows gave ground slowly, recovered, and in turn be- came the aggressor. A lull in the play. The tension tightened. Notre Dame shifted and Flanagan, hard behind perfect inter- ference, sped on winged heels for 63 The start of Flan. gan ' 371 To give the regulars a rest between big games, and at the same time allow the coaches to see the reserves in action, three games were played with representa- tives of smaller colleges. Little opposition was encountered in any of these by the first and second teams, but the B squad was often placed in serious straits. Boston U. came first, bringing a large contingent of supporters. The first team s tarted and easilv scored two touchdowns. Then, substitutions began, but the scoring continued without a counter threat on Boston ' s part. Inspired bv success against Yale ' s ends. we continued the same stvle ot attack against Franklin Marshall, and rolled up eight touchdowns. Wilson went on a rampage, scoring 2.3 points. Ursinus flashed unexpected opposition, and the first two teams, limited by the coaches to line plays, scored but twice during the first half. The B squad took up the struggle and tallied a third. Then Ursinus retaliated. A brilliant aerial offen- sive netted them a touchdow n; an Army fumble gave them a safety. " With two minutes to play the varsity was recalled, but too late to prevent another brilliant pass and touchdown. C. GLE passes perfectly RESERVES THE " B " SQUAD ._».. jL«v«4.«.p ,:|f l| ..J, B Squad 41 Columbia Junior ' arsity o THE X " SQUAD PLEBE TEAM C SQUAD OPPONENT 6 St. Luke ' s 6 o New York University Freshmen 11 19 Peekskill M. A. 6 o Perkiomen School 13 lili la Kiglil, r,f Row— Kunzig, , Ccxh. Boiltm R«u KowaUki. Craw- 11 ' I DA5KE ALL p J .s « f m mmm M-si i - -- Strickler, Captain Novak, Coach 1 Mills, Qiptiiiii-ikct Five man defa SEASON 192.7 OPPONENI St. John ' s Dartmouth Clarkson University of Delaware Fordham Massachusetts Aggies Lehigh Manhattan Yale (at New H.iven) St. Stephens Columbia New York University Union Navy (at Annapolis) ii i Curtis, Ma ?a,i,er 377 Wilson, Curd Basketball ' HEN the Class of ' 2.7 saw its first basketball season, enthusiasm was at a high pitch. " Undefeated for two years " they told us, " And we have the same team intact. " Naturally enough we expected to see another brilliant sea- son. However, we were without our former coach, business required his un- divided attention, and the team finally landed on the rocks. Since then the bas- ketball team has been a subject for experi- ment with indifferent success for the most part. This season the crv of coach, coach, who ' s the coach was answered at an early date by the announcement that Mr. No- vack in addition to his duties with the football and track squads would direct basketball. The success which he had attained with the track squad imbued us with confidence so we settled back and eagerly awaited developments. Four of last year ' s regulars remained as a nucleus, but his western style of play was an innovation, so the greater part ot K l Strickler looks far , ? opea iig 378 m Draper, FarujrJ rhc practice season was necessarily given over ro fundamentals. As a result the team entered the first pre-holiday game rel- atively green. Flaws were apparent, play was ragged, and the shooting inaccurate, so we barely managed to eke out a one point victory. With Xmas leave less than i4 hours away, we met Dartmouth. Apparently this had an effect on the team, for the Green swept to a ten point lead in the first half. We came back to earth in the second, and things were even, but the damage had been done. January found the football men eligible. Wilson ' s presence at guard gave us added strength. General play showed improve- ment, but the coaching staff continued its search for the most effective combination. Clarkson and Delaware fell in order. Morale took an upward spurt, but with the arrival of Fordham the market broke. During the hrst half, we held our own, but in the second, Fordham cornered the goal market and we scored but twice from the field. Fordham had the smoothest team seen on the local floor this season. Massachusetts Aggies were defeated in a slow game which offered an opportunity for retrenchments. Lehigh was turned N. Y. U. was swamped Seeman, Gutinl back in a brilliant game. At no time were the teams separated by more than 4 points. Manhattan, conquerors of Dartmouth and Fordham, followed, but Army apparently in its stride, easily outclassed the visitors. We journeyed over to New Haven to meet the Bulldog. Yale took an early lead and held it until the last minute of play when Mills dropped in a long one which gave us the game. St. Stephens was defeated with Army playing its best floor game to date. The last three victories were particularly pleasing, for they avenged last season ' s defeats. Columbia and N.Y.U. were swamped. We were elated. Union faced us in the final, and most exciting of the home games. Guard- ing was exceptionally close and baskets few and far between. The lead see-sawed back and forth. In the closing minute, Draper dribbled the entire length of the floor, and rung up the marker which gave us a one point margin. The season was the most successful of recent years. Team work and coordination were the rule instead of the exception, and improved from game to game. The work at guard of Captain Strickler and Wilson was of the highest order as the low scores of our opponents will testify. Only two men will be lost by graduation, and with the coaching problem solved at last, next season should be the most successful since 1913. Ar, n.t:..:„::U.nn: 380 muy QaMQS Basiehall :he Sea ARMY 6 SATURDAY morning May 2.9th, saw I the Army Track and Baseball teams at Annapolis strolling along Wall against which the waves lazily lapped. The world was at peace this balmy spring morn- ing, but not the minds of the teams, whose thoughts were up- on the imminent contests. The members of the baseball team were especially quiet for with an indifferent season behind them, they feared that the los- ing jinx was as persistent as the proverbial " Old Man of the Sea. " Yet the defeats adminis- tered by the Navy the last twt) seasons had to be avenged. Lit- tle wonder that they were des- . .Ml perate. The gay and colorful crowd which had overrun the grounds all morn- ing was pouring into Lawrence Field. The sharp crack of bat on ball greeted them as CoorLK Ncwy Captain NAVY 5 they tiled into the stands. From the nearby field floated the shouts of the spectators at the Track Meet. As the last of the spectators took their seats, the teams gathered in front of their dug- outs. At the plate the umpires, coaches, and captains gathered for a brief consultation. They dispersed. The Navy team trot- ted to their positions amid a roar from the spectators. Batter up! A figure in white took position at the plate. A quiet fell upon the crowd. Meyers, Navy pitcher, was deliberate. Slowly he wound up. A streak of white, a sharp crack, a roar from the stands. Browning, destined to be a thorn in Navy ' s side this day, was safe at tirst.Then,anerror,a second hit, and heady base running, coupled with poor judgment by Meyers, raised a cloud of dust m Cobb bits the J;i which when it settled, showed that the Armv had scored twice. Navy came to bat in her halt and set viciously to work to overcome our lead. Timberlake, Army Hurler, was nervous. The first two men to face him walked. Then things began to happen with amazing rapidity. Two singles netted two runs, a home run by Hannegan netted three more. The Navy stands were delirious. Stribling replaced Timberlake. The next three men went down in order. Army, faced with an uphill task, fought back doggedly. Their apparent nervous- ness was gone. They gained a run here and a run there, counting on every Navy error. Slowly they gained. Meanwhile their brilliant defensive play behind the steady pitching of Stribling stilled Navy ' s threats. Heiser, Brentnall and Browning featured in scintillating double plays which nipped Navy ' s rallies in the bud. The first half of the ninth. Army at bat. A pinch fraught with possibilities. An error, a sacrifice and a hit followed by a Hgure sliding into the plate. The Umpire ' s outstretched hands was a signal for a roar from the Army stands. Score tied 5-5, even Stephen — extra innings. Navy failed to score in her half of the ninth. The tenth came and Army counted. Navy came to bat. They were deliberate but it availed nothing. They went down in order. Imme- diately the field was overrun by a milling throng. The Army team quietly threaded its way to the club house. There was little outward jubilation from them, but with- in was the quiet exultant sense of victory well earned, and mcidentally the first since 192.3. The Navy Team 383 One, two, three ni the high hurdles Track ARMY 692 ,, NAVY 653 5 r II SHRILLS galore featured the fifth T track being new and consequently slow, renewal of the Army-Navy track record breaking performances were nearly series, in which the Armv won its j impossible. Only one record fell; Capt. 1 ' fourth victory. So keen was the competition that the meet was finally decided by the narrow margin of two third places. Our team, rated as having an even chance due to its rapid improve- ment over early-season form, sprang into the lead at the opening gun, and was never headed. Navy fought as tradi- tion demands that Navy should light, hard, earnestly, doggedly. They gave their all in a sensa- tional uphill battle, but their all was not enough. It was Army ' s day, so the stars went once again under the " A " rath- er than over the " N " . Rutledge setting a new Navy mark in the broad jump. Speak- ing of Rutledge, he ended his college career in a blaze of glory, winning the pole vault and low hurdles, besides the broad jump. Our own Capt. Calhoun, not to be outdone, took his event handily and Captain -elect Gil- breth equalled Rutledge ' s mark by taking the hundred, two- twenty, and quarter-mile. The meet divided itself into three distinct phases, each of live events. Gilbreth and Sprague started the ball rolling by taking first and second in the hundred, and immediately The day was perfect for track work, clear t afterward. Garland, Pegg and Ehrgott and warm, and every performance was shut Navy out of the mile. Garland excellent. However, due to the Navy ' s j making remarkably fast time consider- 384 life Skinner ' s fall ing rhc track. The hii h hurdles gave us another onc-two-three, LanJon, Des Islets and Luckett doing the honors. Gilbreth came back and won the two- twenty with Eller third, and Sprague, not to be outdone, took the shot. Elias placed third in this event, making the score, Army 38, Navy 7. Navy seemed doomed to a crushing defeat. Navy took on a new life in the second third. Rutledge won the pole vault with three Army and two Navy men tying for second. Foley, Dunlap and Bernet shut us out in the high jump and McGarry hurled the javelin 182. feet to take that event. Calhoun and Gilbreth won the two- mile and quarter for us, but Navy men took the places in both events. Navy had cut our lead from 31 to 16 points. The hnal third saw the real struggle. Jark gave us a good start by winning the discus, but then things began to happen. Skinner, our best bet in the low hurdles, well in the lead, caught a spike in the final hurdle and fell. This gave Navy first and third, and when im- mediately afterward Jack and June ran a dead heat in the half, a real scare was thrown into the Army camp. Hewitt was figured to win the hammer throw and did, but one more point was still necessary to clinch victory. Our chances seemed hopeless in the broad jump, so all eyes turned to Daddy Woods as he threw the hammer. And throw Daddy did, several feet farther than his best previous mark to win third place by a margin of inches. Watson, not to be outdone, took third in the broad jump to complete the Naval disaster. The Navy Team 385 Army goal bombarded Lacrosse NAVY 3 leeting of the Armv and teams played at An- be the THE second Navy lacross- napolis was considered to finest game of the 19x5 season from the standpoints of both science and skill. When the two teams met last year, the large crowd which had gathered ex- pected an equal treat, for our team had fallen but once during the season, and Navy was yet to taste defeat. Nor were they dis- appointed, for the Navy gave one of the smoothest exhibi- tions of lacrosse ever seen, and the Army, lighting in the face of the loss of three stars, played a game which barelv fell short of the same perfection. There were no periods of relaxation; from the starting whistle to the closing gun, the respective attacks vied with each other for possession of the elusive ball. And the defenses, no less bril- Aldertson Navy Captani ARMY X liant, checked rally after rally, and attack after attack. The size of the score well testifies the effectiveness of their work. The Army, determined to break the string of Naval vic- tories, opened the game with a whirlwind attack, but was unable to penetrate the stout Navy defense. However, after about ten minutes of play, Prudhomme took a pass from Wilson in midfield, and with uncanny shifting and dodging, sifted through the Navy de- fense line for a clear shot at the goal and the first tally of the game. The Navy was com- pletely bewildered at the bril- liance of this single-handed attack. Army continued the offensive, Navy goal tender was not to be a second time, so our efforts naught as he snared O ' Donnell ' s but the caught went for lili 386 Navy dn shot ncarl - in his crossc. Navy had the hall and thc - proceeded to uncork their brilliant attack for the first time. Our defense was completely fooled by their deceptive passing, and the tving goal was rung up in less time than it takes to tell about it. The Navy was in its stride, and the attack continued. Pass followed pass as they swept down the held, and Albertson, shooting from a difficult angle, placed Navy in the lead. The teams were tiring rapidly under the gruelling pace, so they contented them- selves with long passes, while they gained second wind. Navy recuperated first, and before our players realized what had hap- pened, the score stood t, to i in their favor. As play was resumed, the whistle ended the first half. The second half saw Naw reiving on her staunch defense to maintain her lead. Army quickly discerning their intent, launched attack after attack which tested the blue wall to the utmost. Gazze, Navy ' s goalie, was showered with shots. With the period half over, Prudhomme again took matters into his own hands, wresting the ball from all contenders, and making for the clear. He weaved in and out, dodged, and threaded his way to a posi- tion whence his admirable stick-work made the score 3-1. Spectators came to their feet. The frenzied attack continued. Navy placed their faith in Fate and Gazze, and neither failed them. Vigilance for Prud- homme slowly relaxed. He broke loose again, and dashed for the Navy goal. Just as he had passed the last man and set himself for a perfect shot, the timekeeper ' s whistle ended the game. TDtindl ' s The Niivy Team 387 ■All the News That ' ; Fit to Print. " 110,000 SEE Aen AND NAVV hJ BATTLE TO A 21 TO 21 Tl - IN FIRST GAME IN THE WE . MisGR[ffisiPfflSM ALL HEROICS ' Js V.:e Preside.)! Dd,v 5.::i )f Football Tlieiv J 1. lu ' llii.iHIli llinll- . A.1 llAtlarklslnll.. Middle KIrVi-ii I ' ll S.-;i ■ 1 .iiliis Ma ' .li ;umI ii i ' ;n .:u A It ' ll Try IT P;..-.-. .1 Compli-te 111. n. Thvv Oiih l«. M ili Hi ' . CO GiCr HRiDCif VERY LATEST NEWS CHIC - . . - h :t.evelai 4l q o, . W ARMY-NAVY » HOME SUNDA | ARMY-NAVY » CINCINN V EXQITRI J andNavy Tie, 21 To 2 - Record Grid Thro; ' West Thrpo Pa);(- -. SPtCIACLE Point Eleven in dmai Uph y.HAVEENDV. -Sy " Y. NAVY GRIDDERS BATTLE T Army-Navy Football Qamfie SOME 34 years ago, an enterprising I cadet suggested to a fellow cadet that they don their pea jackets and indulge in a football game with the Navy. The habit took, and to- day the Army - Navy game is the climax of the football sea- son, unrivalled in bitterness and enthusiasm, and the pomp and show which all good Ameri- cans love. The student bodies ot the Academies attend. Digni- taries, foreign and domestic, are there. These facts add a colorful and imaginative touch. The game is a national show, the stories told of it and its tradi- tions are nationally known. So the Middle West, no less inter- ested than others, clamoured for this " Big Parade, " which was but legendary beyond th seaboard. Eventually, it was found that the game was to be played in Chicago WiCKllORST Nary Capra i eastern T against The enthusiasm of the Chicagoans, their expectations and hopes, mounted through- out the fall, for the gold-braided spectacle promised to be a gilt-edged foot- ball game. Nor were they dis- .jki appointed, for they were treated to the greatest sporting melo- 0 drama of the year. The crowd was the largest ever assembled to witness a k)orball game. It had gathered from all parts of the country. The high and the low were pres- ent, all awaiting the contest with scarce-suppressed eager- ness. In stations from Maine to the border, the Atlantic to the Pacihc, Porto Rico to China, equallv eager audiences sat with bated breaths before radios. On the east side, banked dark background of moving humanity, was a patch of dark blue, scarcelv discernable save for a silhouette I l 390 of white caps; our friends and time- honored foes, the Midshipmen. A flash of vellow glinted in the sunlight as they sprang to their feet and waved their megaphones, to give a veil which reverberated through the stadium. Navy was on the field. " We can lick the whole damned Army, " thev sang. Our answering war crv greeted them as Armv appeared. The crowd smiled at these antics of ours, and yelled with us. Hewitt and Wickhorst met in midtield, shook hands and smiled. A flash of white light as a coin spun in the air. As it fell to the ground, the heads of the spectators bobbed with the heads of the small gather- ing on the held. Navy won and elected to defend the north goal. A calm settled on the vast stadium as the teams took their places. A shrill whistle, a dull thud, a brown oval rising in the air amid the frenzied roar of the ex- uberant throng. Shuber of Navy caught the ball and started forward. The terrific uproar reigned until he was downed on his 2.5 yard line. A try at Army ' s line netted seven yards. Navy punted; Harding was downed in his tracks by the fast Navy ends. Army unable to gain, punted back. Navy then opened an attack which brushed aside the Army defense as if it were a paper wall. They were resistless and relentless. They worked smoothly, rhythmically, and with deadly precision. A thrust here, a sweep there, a pass; on it swept, that grim blue team, coldly precise and deadly perfect in its attack. TheNavy stands were in a delirium. " Look! " they screamed. The crowd came to its feet as one man. Hamilton had thrown a long beautiful 391 No gain — Navy pass. Hardwick, tearing down the field, snatched the ball from the air and ran to Army ' s one-yard line before he was downed. Another play, and Navy had crossed the Army ' s goal line for the first time in four years. Army kicked, and again it was all Navy. Biff " Jones sent in his strongest forces, but Navy was not to be denied. Another score. Seemingly unperturbed, but obviously more discreet, Army received and launched its first attack. With Wilson and Cagle running amuck like a pair of wild horses, three plays sufficed for a touchdown. Navy was bewildered by the sudden turn- ing of the tide. A moment later, a too eager back fumbled a punt. Harbold picked up the bounding pigskin, stumbled, and crawled over the»Navy goal. 14 - 14 — At last our pulses returned to normalcy. Before the third period was two minutes old, Cagle again brought the spectators to their feet as he found an opening in the blue wall, darted through, and ran un- molested for 45 yards and a third touch- down. Navy gathered themselves for a counter drive. Shapley snatched passes from the air at full speed and brought the ball to our thirty-yard line. A moment later he circled our left flank and scored. Hamil- ton, not a whit unnerved by the tenseness of the situation, kicked the tying goal. Then darkness fell. Play was scarcely discernable. The Army backs, running like phantoms, penetrated deep into Navy territory. Stopped at the twenty-yard line, Wilson tried a place kick, but missed by inches. An exchange of punts and an in- tercepted Navy pass completed the spec- tacle. A r«tf w»« v f ' »Afil,i«r i r% The Navy Team 39 m Basketball NAVY ARMY 5 IN the £ reatest exhibition of basketball which has yet featured the Service clashes, and before the largest crowd ever jammed into Dahlgren Hall our team succumbed to the bril- liant Navy quintet. The game was hard fought throughout, neither being willing to yield. Caution was thrown to the winds, rough play in the form of football tactics frequently cropped out, consequently num- erous fouls were called. The Navv attack consisted of work- ing the ball into our territorv with fast and accurate passing to shoot from close bv. The fact that the Navy court is several feet shorter than our own, rendered most of our plays ineffective so we were forced to resort to the long range method of scoring. These two divergent methods of attack combined to increase the interest in the game. For the greater part it was anybody ' s contest; but in the nal few minutes it became apparent that the Navy was about to gain a set of the stars which they prize so highly. Ka following their usual custom, started the second team. 77c S.,n tir.ind i,s like Kings 393 bnjL tbruuib They drew first blood with a field goal from the side, and a second later added a foul. Mills scored with a beautiful shot from the center of the floor. Navy flashed some beautiful passing, scored again, and added another foul. However, thanks to three personal fouls bv Capt. Hamilton, we tied the score. Our superior- ity began to show as we slowly drew away. With the score il-8 against them, Navy began to rush their " Shock Troops " into action. Slowly the pendu- lum of fortune reversed its swing. Point by point they gained, while their stub- born defense minimized our efforts. Just as the half ended, Miller caged a perfect basket to give them the lead. Soon after play was resumed, Zimmer- man tied things with a free shot. Navy retaliated by scoring four points in rapid succession to give them a lead which they retained until the end. Play continued to be sensational, featured by brilliant and effective guarding. Foiled at their close-in game. Navy stole our stuff by resorting to long shots. After a few ranging shots, they began to register with deadly accuracy. Their lead mounted rapidly. Draper, Stober and Seeman were rushed in as we sought to stem the advancing tide of defeat. The former gave us a temporary respite by scoring three points, but the Navy attack could not be held. Two minutes were left to play. We made a final drive against the Navy defenses, but two more foul shots were all we could amass before the crack of the timekeeper ' s pistol brought an end to the game and joy to the hearts of the Midshipmen. i Minor Sports NEGLECTED, we think, in the past, but groiving despite neglect. Minor Sports are playing an increasingly important part in West Point life. They ividen our field of athletic endeavor to include scores who tvould not othenvise compete. Their exhibitions fill tvintry afternoons which would otherwise be long, weary, and dreary at best. The increasing interest, evidenced by the ever groiving audiences these minor sports draw, is proof of their ability to attract both the cadet and the spectator. FEMNIS M SEASON 1 x6 Col. Wheat, Coach OPPONENT Swarthmore 6 Amherst 3 Harvard y Columbia 5 Yale 9 Pittsburgh 6 Stevens Tech. 6 Lafayette i Wesleyan 6 Berrigan, Manager, ' zy 396 HiiDKKiN d ul Barbour pj ra up TENNIS at the Military Academy has been handicapped by a scarcity of outdoor courts and the lack of indoor courts ever since its inauguration as a competitive sport. For several years it has been rumored that these dchcicncies were to be remedied, but 1916 found con- ditions as usual, with a large squad awaiting the opportunitv to open the season. Reconditioning of the courts was de- laved bv the late thaw, and this necessi- tated an extremelv late start. As a result, we entered the hrst match practically without practice, and naturally lost it. However, this was but a signal for in- creased activity, and the team, ably assisted by Colonel Wheat and Major Taylor, worked doggedly on. Improve- ment came, and brought victories to brighten the horizon. It came too late to make the season a successful one, but it stilled all talk of discontinuing Tennis as a competitive sport. Two regulars were lost by graduation. Captain-elect Hedckin starred at No. i last year, and will undoubtedly be the backbone of ' 2.7 ' s team. With better courts and hope for better breaks, we expect greater success next vear. :f:Hi Uft to Kight—Co . Wheat, Coach, Sherburne, Clrier, Jones, Barbour, C:pt., Grinder, Al r. , Matthews, Herri,i;an, Asir. Mt,r 397 t ' I. f Mr. Canausa, Coach SEASON 15x6 RMY OPPONENT O Yale (at New Haven) 9 9 Columbia o 3 Syracuse 3 3 Coli ate 3 ScHULL, Captain, ' zrj Burgess, Manager, ' iq 398 1 GOLF, a comparatively new addition to our list of Corps Squads, has been assigned a minor position in our athletic sphere. Limited by lack of time and facilities as well as by restrictions as to the number of participants, it is nevertheless progressing and no doubt will eventually rival in prestige our better known minor sports. Golf has a general appeal here, witness the plain during the spring months, but competition requires a degree of skill which only results from long hours of patient practice, hours which we cannot afford. However little noticed, Mr. Canausa has labored with a chosen few, and im- provement has been noted each year. He has limited the upper classes to com- petitors only, selecting all raw material from the Plebe class. Tedious hours with the latter, in the cages and out of doors, has resulted in a steady stream of replace- ments and a continually climbing standard for competitors. His method has produced results as last season ' s record will show. The team composed largely of men who have been under his tutelage for two or three years broke even. The majority of the competitors will return, so 19x7 should see an advance bevond the httv-fiftv mark. t 399 RIFLE : :: i8l . SEASON 1 x6 ARMY OPPONENT 1 ,46 Old Guard iiSo L156 lomd Engineers iios i-,oS 71st N. Y. National Guard ii88 90S University of Hawaii 8S i Lt. Schovv, Cocich ' erbeck, Aitjiiager, ' 17 11 IN the days of rhc frontiersmen a rifle was valued more than a wife, and these men were jealously proud of their skill with this weapon. Rifle shoot- ing as a general thing has died out for we now use pump guns and shells pos- sessing the characteristics of shrapnel. However, the soldier still specializes in rifle shooting, and here we have a few specialists whose records are worthy of notice. When it is said that we should have a good rifle team, we modestly reply, " We have. " The ' x6 team, traditionallv bound to maintain the records oi rhc past teams, began earlv in the indoor range. There, eliminations were held, and the squad chosen. This was necessary for our range is used for Polo and Intramural Baseball, both of which are given preference. We managed to squeeze in a bit of practice here and there, but our floating platform proved a god-send, and in the latter part of April we announced ourselves as ready. May found several hard matches facing us, including those with The Old Guard, loind Engineers, and the 71st N.Y.N.G. However the record was maintained and the minorA, the reward for a perfect season, again adorns the sweaters of the rifle team. I. « R:fl,l, T,p R«a.-Dau, Lt. Eyslcr, Yo t, Henry, Kirby, Prunry, Alexander, Lt. Schow, Love. S co„d Rou Dcrby, Shurc. Cillbrcarh, Rainey, .M ,., Jo Merrill, Bonner. TliirJ Roa— Horton, Milwitt, Daughrry, Poricr, McDonough, Cafi., Forrcsr, Jordan, Green, Vcrbcck, Am. My. 401 PISTOL Captain Johnson, Coiich Moore, Manager THE pisrol reams of preceding vears have established records which have been the aim of every subsequent team. When practice began in ' 16 the team was faced with many new problems which threatened to seriously hamper its efforts; several experts had graduated, manv rules had been changed, and our ammunition supplv had been curtailed. To add to the general gloom, Funston, the best shot in the Corps and Captain- elect for ' 17, was ineligible throughout a greater part of the season. The outlook was, at best, grey. In spite of these obstacles, the squad developed promisingh ' under the expert tutelage of Captain Johnson and Lt. Baker, whose efforts were untiring. The team manifested interest and earnestness, and enthusiastically cooperated with the coaches. As a result, par was maintained; but two of fourteen matches were lost. During the season, an innovation of interest was a shoulder to shoulder match with the New Jersey State Police. This surpassed the usual telegraphic matches by introducing the element of man to man competition. This type of match was so thoroughly enjoyed that it is contemplated making them the rule in the future. L,l,KR,gh,npK,uf Brown, Thompson, Travis, Moore. Astl. Mf r., Beaumont. SfConii Knu -Johnuon, P. H., Samford, Washburnc, Burghduff. Pcrkir Griffing. Laidlaw, M r., Capt. Johnson, Peck, Mayo, Totten, Hasting.) TtjrJRtur—Vickcr . SOCCER. Mr. Marchand, Coach SEASON 1 x6 OPPONENT Western Maryland o Lafayette i McGi Lehigh University Mass. Institute of Technology Springfield Matthews, Manager, ' z 11 UNE 11, 1916, saw rhc graduation of the soccer team. This fall Mr. Mar- chand was faced with the problem of building a new ream with only three regu- lars as a nucleus. His call for candidates was answered by an eager mob, inexperi- enced, but enthusiastic and willing. Under his capable direction this mass was moulded into a homogeneous unit, which tasted deteat but twice during the season. Western Maryland was an easy victim. Lafavettc, who followed, promised more opposition but the Armv forwards led by Kirkpatrick, Tate and Persse swept every- thing before them, and gave us an early Lewis, FarujrJ lead which we held throughout. The next two games found a field of mud through which, in spite of our training at the Battle of the Torne, we could not wade. The grand finale was furnished bySpring- held, one of the best soccer teams in the East. The game was hard and cleanly played. Springfield scored early and led for three periods, but the Army, playing its best soccer of the season, staged a sensa- tional rally to tie the score in the final minutes of play. Our team was strength- ened in this game by the return of Lewis and Browning, stars of the past season who had been ineligible. A l «K i . Tof R»i»— Wtman H II Stone J hn 1 Will her O Conncll Brjndl ' cklcn J- «W J!«i»-Matthtw.s .M.!r.. Pcnsc, Reynolds, Bcnnct, Hawkins, Oalics, Scrcll, Ucds, Barilcii, Mosdcy, Pradish, Montgomtry, Isaacson, Anderson, Ajir. M r. TlmJ R w— Tare, kirkpatritk, Lubbcrmann, Smiih, Li. Palmer. Ogicrm Cbar f, Gla-sgow, Capt., Mr. Marchand, Coacb, Briggs, Wiley, Sawyer, Kelly, Alexander, Hunter. POLO A ' -- Griffith, Capta OPPONENT ith Field Artillery 7 loist Cavalry S Squadron A S Princeton 7 Second Corps Area 3 Essex Troop Squadron A 7 Harvard 3 Fort Ethan Allen 3 Yale 18 Sutler, Manage 406 ACK in the dim, dark past, polo was a private sport for the hrst class. Men were expected to learn the game and develop a team within six months. In 192.5 the futility of this system was realized, the squad was increased, and recruits gathered from all classes. As a result, polo has improved in qualitv and this vear saw the best season of all. First Classmen comprised the team, hut thcv were men of three years experience, and swept all opposition aside, falling only in the final game. The best games of the season were those plaved with the defunct " Big Three. " We started the second team against Prince- ton, but quickly realized our error as the visitors jumped into a 4 point lead. The shock troops rushed to the rescue, and completely outclassed the Tigers. The Harvard game saw the first team play- ing throughout, and the result was never in doubt. The game with Messrs. Guest Co. of New Haven brought out the best polo of the year. Guest was a polo team by himself, and with the able assis- tance of the teammates, piled up 18 goals against us. We were no match for the sure hitting, hard ridmg players in blue. Ill 407 HOCKEY Mr. Marchand, Cocicb Lewis, C.iptdDi SEASON 192.7 RMY OPPONENT Mass. Institute of Technology 7 Clarkson 5 1 Amherst i L Royal Military College 7 (.It Kingston, Ont.) ALL OTHER GAMES CANCELLED. Cox, hiillhlgt, j Pnictict; games featumi the season MOSCATELLI, Cdpt.-cltCt HAT promised to be the most suc- cessful hockev season ever witnessed at West Point turned out to be a series of defeats and cancelled games. The beginning of the season found a good turn out and with the nucleus from last year, Coach Marchand soon had a working combination. But Fate had decided that this was not to be a hockey year. Heat, snow, hail, and rain, in rapid succession necessitated the cancelling of eight of the twelve scheduled matches and, sad to relate, the remaining four resulted in three defeats and a tie. Massachusetts Tech was the fu ' st in- vader and they took us into camp by the score 7-0. They showed a remarkably line brand of team work. The game with Clark- son was well played, a smooth working Army team falling before the superior stick work of the visitors. The Amherst game ended in a tie. It was thrilling and keenly contested and two extra periods failed to bring forth a decision. The final game of the season was played at Kingston, Ontario, with the Royal Military Academy. Although Army lost by a rather one-sided score, the game was by far the best of the season. -Dalv.Thicbau, DOXIMG f ' a Mr. Cavanaugh, Coach LovELL, Captdin SEASON I 9 7 OPPONENT New York University 5 University of Toronto 5 St. Xavier o Washington Lee i Catholic University o University of Pennsylvania i Yale (at New Haven) 3 410 Green, Manager .-:■: . ' ■■ ' ■■, ■ ■ mmiam = -H- ---ii 4 £. ' Ir=== ff— AT. Fri-ixsChl: nr.ur. Pcmisylv.nuj ' HEN one hears boxing mentioned, one thinks of a squared circle in which two half-naked and blood- smeared hi ures, scarcely discernible through the smoke laden atmosphere, hammer and hatter one another. Inter- collegiate boxing strives to tinge such scenes with culture. It places a premium upon skill, physical condition and finesse, rather than hitting power. Hence scien- tific boxing is the rule. Our past season as a whole was a suc- cess. Great things were expected of the squad on its pre-season form, but the two opening meets were discouraging. How- ever, improvement showed from meet to meet and we reached our peak for the finale, when the powerful Yale team was tied. The performance of the team as a whole was good, but our greatest strength was concentrated in the heavier ranks: Wat- lington, Fritschie and Hornisher were con- sistent winners. Few spectators are likely to forget the latter ' s defeat of Yale ' s Intercollegiate champ after reducing ten pounds in one dav. ugh, Ctacb, Lovell, Cift., Li. Monroe, Officirin Chirff, Waili ' ? yx s ■c c- f7 : ' WRESTLING 1 ir Schmidt, Captj. SEASON I 9 7 OPPONENT U. of Toronto Franklin Maish.ill DjMdson U. ot Pcnn PiniLcton Williams Columbia »s " rs Mr. Jenkins, Coach Starke, Manager " HE first two men to resort to physical force for the settlement of a dispute without a doubt settled it by grap- pling, for grappling is the most natural form of personal combat. Through the ages science has added its improving touch, so today the sport requires of its competitors skill and alertness far in excess of the brute lorce known to its originators. Innumer- able tricks and holds have been devel- oped. Strong defenses have been per- fected to the point where, as Mr. Jenkins sagely says, " There ain ' t no holt that can ' t be broke. " Therefore, wrestling reduces to a matter of instruction. The excellent coaching which the Army team received during the past season was well evidenced by the success which was theirs. In a difficult schedule of seven meets they lost but twice, and defeated teams of the calibre of Princeton and Pennsyl- vania. The most interesting match ol the vear was that between Capt. Schmidt and Capt. Meislahn of Princeton. Meislahn held a fall over Schmidt from last year, so Boscoe was out for revenge, and revenge he got: for he gained the decision after two excit- ing extra periods, and incidentally scored enough points to win the meet. r - n Q l l - ' i iL m M h Im m rm. i S SiSi I R«iif— Preston, Grt . BUckwclI, Schmidt, Pearson, Meacham, Stark, Mfr. f, Officir-in-Chargt, Rose, Kurstedt, Daly. SWIMMING s H - . N ' c • T ' H SWIMMING SCHEDULE lk_ flH - fl ARMY OPPONENT 1913 Mass. Inst. Tech, yJ a 37 Amherst 15 r ' 1 1 33 New York U. 19 14 Rutgers 48 Kk K " Jl 1 U. of Penn. 37 ■ B l 48 Johns-Hopkins 14 HH|| H H 1 i6 Pittsburgh 36 li li Hil H ■ ' 1 35 Union 17 1 1 Mr. Nill, Coach Davis, Manager ill 414 ' ITH the advent of Mr. Nill as coach, some three years ago, the swimming team began the long climh from the slough into which it had fallen, to its proper place among the winter sports. The grade has been steep, but hard work, plus the able assistance of the coach and Capt. Johnson, has brought the goal nearer and nearer. In fact, after the past season, its glimmer could be seen on the horizon, for in the stift ' cst schedule attempted in recent years, the team not only secured an even break, but smashed two records of long standing and turned in creditable performances in every event. Probably the most consistent scorer on the team was Allan. With him and Har- rington representing us in the dive, first and second place was far from a rarity. Finlay, who clipped 6 i, 5 seconds off the old backstroke record, besides being a member of the record breaking relay team, was almost equally dependable. Raymond, Garton and O ' Keefe featured in every victory, but failed to make corresponding- ly brilliant records due to the class of competition encountered. Lfp.r R,w. U: to R ?i -D»vis, L. C, .Vlcr,, Wii Ferguson, Diddlcbock, Patrick, Brunzcll, Warren, Harbold. Smlii—KWcn, C. C. W., Reynolds, Finby, Harrington, R«w — Titus. Wootcn, Van Natta, Smith, Montgomery, Stevens FEMCINC ± Mr. Dimond, Coiicp BiXEL, Captain MY OPPONENT [ University of Toronto i 4 Wash. Square Fencer ' s Club i " , Saltus Club ly I Princeton 3 Columbia 7 Harvard 9 Mass. Institute of Technology ? Yale Glasgow, Subrr N Guard! Step back! Play! " Thc slither of steel on steel and the shuffle of feet as the contestants lunge and recover; the sharp ring of the guard as it takes off a thrust; the dazzling play of the points as they circle and dart in and out; tliat is, briefly, fencing, wheth- er it be with foil, duelling-sword, or sabre. The best of all this, of course, comes at the Intercollegiate matches in New York cverv spring, and it is to do well there that all the men on the squad work during the long season from December to April. The season for this year has been a suc- cess, decidedly, for we have won every meet against the various colleges in this division. The Princeton meet was probably the best of the year in point of score: Army ii, Princeton 4. In that meet there was more hnesse, speed and real fencing than in all the rest of the meets put together. Columbia suffered a 10-7 defeat at our hands, in a fair exhibition of fenc- ing. The most exciting of the year ' s meets, however, was the Harvard meet, in which the score was tied up to the last bout, when the Armv reamed out the deciding touch to wm 7-6. ill I GYMNASIUM Mr. Dohs, Coach Wood, Captain SEASON 192.7 KMY OPPONENT 31 Temple University 2.1 42. Mass. Instinite of Technology 12. 14 Dartmouth 40 17 McGill University 9 11 Princeton 31 52. University of Pennsvlvania zi McManus, Manage Bell iiinl Poole FOR many years the gym squad has been the source of irritation to those squads which were forced to practice inside while awaiting the spring thaw. The squad was pushed into one corner of the gym and dire threats were made if they ventured past their screen. This was the attitude of the entire Corps toward the squad. However, unnoticed, the gym- nasts labored away, fighting for recogni- tion. Hard work and concentration brings success, one hears, and in this instance the words are true. The gyni squad has as- sumed a conspicuous place in our athletic sphere. The turn-out has increased from year to year, the calibre of the perform- ances have likewise advanced, and in due course we should have a gvm team equal Heave! to the best. The credit must go to those who stuck to their guns through all adversitv. When this article goes to press the sea- son is vet too young for review. With better facilities and a greater number of candidates than heretofore, Mr. Dohs has developed our first real gym team. A schedule was arranged, the first meet being held on March ind. We won handily and on March ith defeated Massachusetts Tech. Dartmouth gave us a trimming, but notwithstanding, our performance has been very satisfactory. Wood, Graybeal, Bell, Coleman, and Poole have been our most consistent performers, and are ex- pected to gain notice at the Intercolleg- iates on March L6th. Ill 419 I ylt-w- ■?»- ' Lt. Flllers, Coach Pegg, Capt. Cross Country IN the past, Cross Country was a flou- rishing sport, hut three or four years ago it was abolished. Efl orts to have the squad reinstated, were to no avail; it had received the official taboo. How- ever, during the past summer, the issue was pressed to a successful conclusion. Organization of a squad was permitted but no competition was allowed. The Track squad took this reincarnated babe under its protecting wing, and it lived and prospered. The men were kept hard at it — on the track and plain throughout the fall and winter. Great results should be shown from this work during the track competitions in the spring, not to mention next fall, when the squad blossoms out under its own. 1 " I THE MEET SCORE lii! and it vere kept nJ plain Great bis work in the ill, when points Class of 1917 i34}2 Class of 19LS no Class of 1919 109 Class of 1930 661 2 M. F. Daly Best all-round athlete in the First Class, tvho received the A. A. A. Sabre. O. M. Hewitt Captain of the football team who received the Edgerton Sabre. Wood and Poole, winners of the Foster A{e??wrial a ps for gymnasts. wm i V.itir polo Winning Teams 71®! ' ! a fl | ' 1 TUG-OF-WAR TEAM h tl i . ! if JAMES Abbott MacNeill Whistler once lived here at West Point as a cadet. A fetv early examples of his work, work still formative, as yet undefined, remain as Academy treasures. We have reproduced here one of his earlier efforts executed while a cadet. The work is Whistler ' s interpretation of the favorite task set for the cadets of copying a color paint- ing. It is said of his departure from these walls — " Had Silicon been a gas. Whistler might have been a Major-General. n U- i n Max S. Johnston Editor-iu-Chief John M. Ste ' rling An Editor Harry O. Paxsoiv Miinaging Editor 416 THE POINTER OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY M. S. Johnson Ed:r„r-,„-Chcf E. V. Chamberla C. W. Land, Asso H.H.JORDAN, .4 t H. O. Paxsok, M I. T. Hopper, I; f C. P. BixEL, Sport IN, Associate Editor ctati Editor ,oc,att EJ:tor it.ie,!ne Editor r.,r, E lttor Edttor M. F. Bauer, Humor Editor J. M. Sterling, Art Editor D. C. Hawkins, News and Prof. Notes C. B. EwiNG, Business Manager L. L. DoAN, Circulation Manager G. E. Levings, Advertising Manager Excliisne reprint rights grjntcd to College Humor Maga i. Help! Help! SOME time ago we made a plea on behalf of the President of Dia- lectic, urging all men of any theatric- al talent or ambition to turn out for try-outs for Hundredth Night when those try-outs were announced. The results were very gratifying, but very little has been said hereabouts concerning Hundredth Night since November. The show has been decid- ed upon, and it is intended that re- hearsals will start immediately after Christmas. We are forbidden to pub- lish any details of the show, but we will sav that it is one that will re- quire intense effort on the part of all concerned. When you come back from Christmas and someone hits you to do something for the show, stop thinking about the Christmas that is past and come to earth by working. The Staff of the show means business this year, and every one in the cast is going to have to mean business, too. When the call comes be on your toes. OvERCO- TS, OvERCO. TS THREE months ago the Corps heard with dismay that the long overcoat was to be comparatively eclipsed by a new short coat. It was rumored that the new article was built along advanced lines and that it would depart radically in style and cut from the gray straight-jacket that was adopted upon Napoleon ' s return from Russia. It was even said that the new garment could be gotten into without the aid of a travelling crane and a boot hook. The Corps was divided into two camps, one for and one against. Those for, argued aca- demically and the mackinaw was a sign of the changing times, a pointer of progress. Those contrary debated that it cost fifteen dollars and that they wanted to go on Christmas leave. Feeling ran high and civil strife, for a while, seemed imminent. Be that as it may, however — the coats are here and here to stay, appar- ently. Despite the doubts of the op- posed and the jeers of the proletariat the new coat is popular. Although the Engineering Department was con- vinced that we were being visited by a rival school the first day the jackets appeared, thev have flourished, even as a green bay tree. To appear else- where than at ordered formations in any but the festive mackinaw marks one as one of the enrages. The new coats are a step, a decided step, in the line of progress. They combine sufficient warmth witii ser- viceabilitv so that the class-bound ca- det no longer shivers in the icy breath of West Point mornings because he has not had the time or the needed assistance to don his heavy overcoat. We are unanimous in declaring that of all the changes we have seen since the beginning of our career here, this IS the best. All that we wonder is can the new coats be d ed olive drab? TheL IMELIGHT NEW JERSEY IS in the limelight again. The dust in DeRussey ' s lane has been laid and now Irvington goes on a spree. The theatre managers whose theatres had been closed on Sundays by protest of the Minister ' s Association, arranged wholesale ar- rests last Sunday for violations of blue laws of 1798. A delightful show followed when fifty-five of the nine- ty-eight arrested found that the wages of sin were two dollars. LLE i-AWS B ive our own set of " blue " to propose: person singing " For My before breakfast shall be WL: I. Any Sweetheart sentenced to three weeks extra sink orderlv. 42-7 THE 192.7 POIXTER STAFF Front Row — Hopper, Ewing, Johnson, M. S., Levings, Paxson Back Row — BixEL, DoAN, Chamberlain, Land POINTER ASSISTANTS Front Roil — Beaumont, Coleman, Curran, Gi Back Row — Talcott, Guenther, O ' Neill 4x8 11 ■f HoWITZEl THE HOWITZER OFFICE IN i()24 the Hou tz.er used this office in the North Guardhouse— for two years it had been but a dusty storeroom. Early in our work we decided that the tasks were involved enough to demand room for action, so, the " office " was reincarnated. All the various problems have been fought over and their solutions agreed on here. It has been a pleasant place to work in and the most significant memory we shall carry aivay. Work has been done here — friends met and friends made. May ' 28 find this room as useful and agreeable! William J. Glasgow, Jr Associate Editor Staff 1927 James Wilson Sports Editor HllilllRl IV Imukp trick Biography Diratoi I n I illl k I W ' OHLFORTH I Il ' „ Charles B. Brown Humor Editor George F. Peirce rcjtms ) Martin J. Morin Associate Editor Julius M. Flock Features Art and Feature Akihur L. Cuiiii As St. Sports Editor Jeremiah P. Holland Business Matiager Hans W. Holmer Assistant Business Manager Arthur Roth Circulation Manager Vll Julian M. West AJrertishig Aia iager I ' ll James F. Collins Assistjiit Advertising Manager Mark K. Lewis, Ji Assistant Advertising Manager V 433 COMPANY HOWITZER REPRESENTATIVES Back Roil — Curtis, R. W., Holland, J. P., Wesner, C, Burgess, W. M., Stark, E.J. Front RoH — Weyher, Glasgow, W. J.,Jr., Green, J. W., Wilson, J., Holmer, H. W. THE 1 18 FIOWTTZER l?0. RD Stiinding, Back Ron — Moran, T. J., Finlay. Middle Ron — Sommerville, ' incent, Delany, Hinrichs, Handy. Sitting — Breadon, Frederick, Bi siness Alanager, RiGGS, Editor-iii-Cluef, Wilson, R. C, Art Ed tor, Matthews. 434 THIRD CLASS HOWITZER ASSISTAXTS Goldberg Merrill Carr Krauthoff ' o. ' mft FOIRIII CI. ASS HOWITZER ASSISTANTS Back Ron- — Sauer, Cook, Rothschild, Stokes Front Ko:[ — Curtis, Stone, Nixdorff, Gunnerson, Brooks I ■.■rfvrr r-f- vsr-;r;r i lakctic ocicnjj) Julian M. West Ralph W. Zwickep B simss Aiamit tr Prcudnit Max S. Johnson Francis E. Howard Vice-President Secretary THE Cadet Chapel Mr. F. C. Mayer Orgiiii st and Director of the Choir 43 S h h THE LCHOIf Cotholic Chapel SENIOR MEMBER Joseph H. Gilbreth Charles D. Curran Maurice Daly Walter E. Finnegan Henry L. Flood George Hardish John J. Holst Francis E. Howard DeForrest H. Howland Theodore R. Kalakuka Eugene A. KenxNty George W. Lermond Henri A. Luebberman Andrew T. McNamara Eugene L. Moseley William E. Murphy William L. Nave Robert E. O ' Brien Frank T. Ostenburg Donald B. Smith Joseph H, Twyman TME i PRESIDENT Virgil M. Kimm Daxa S. Alexander Lloyd R. Bowman John H. Dudley Ralph B. Ezekiel Henry G. Montgomery Paul A. Roy Asa V. Shannon Lawrence E. Shaw Frederick J. Simpson Arthur E. Watson Charles D. Wiegand Edgar Wright, Jr. Lee R. Williams 441 DTQTU NE of the most complete reference libraries hi the world is this Cadet Library. Once , 1 year the Third Class English sections are brought here in an effort to engender interest in the treasure the library holds. Recently the First Class has been allowed to visit here for the fur-pose of extending their research work. The amoiint of real intelligent aid available here is incalculable. 5iTClJ a a ■ 1 s IB I 11 11 -4fcC Thrams tf months, Dickerson 4 months, Naylor 4 months, Smyly months, Lewis months, Huggins vionths, Trapolixo i months, Shaw months, Funston months, Minter 5 months, Ham 2 months, Crume 2 months, Harrington- 2 months, Berrigan 2 months, Swindlehurst 2 months. Chamberlain 2 months, Asensio 2 months, Hocker 2 months, BowN, C. B. 2 months, Ganahl wo« j, Doan month, Verbeck month, Timberlake month, Lovell month. White- house I month, Bailey i month, Butler month, McLamb t?ionth, Hornisher month, Matthews month, Moore month, Kimm month, Wrean month, Fooks month KING OF THE AREA Thrams 6 months A Tale of Two Posts Fisher ' s Island and Mineola at A POLITE SYMPOSIUM IN WHICH THE FIRST CLASS LEARNS THAT TLYING IS NOT ALL THAT IT IS CRACKED UP TO BE; AND, THAT OF ALL THE THINGS WHICH PREVENT A SEC- OND LIEUTENANT FROM MARRYING, THE MAIN ELEMENT IS THE HIGH COST ARTILLERY. (Editor ' s Note: In this original and amusing treatment of the F rst Cl rss trip to Fort Wright and Mitchell Field Aftryrr. Fierce and Wohlforth have told the story of those two ili-l i btji l weeks of training by describing those incidents and scenes tvhtch have seemed most colorful, most vivid and most humorous. To have completely covered the various activities of the Class during that two tveek ' s period in June would have taken a volume. The scenes and incidents here narrated ivill be found familiar to all and pertinent to no one single person. The purpose of this article i to bring back to the Class the memories of two interesting iieeks which were eagerly welcomed after the rigors of Second Class year. 1 I IIGHTS spurt out in tiny squares from the half- shaded windows, shooting long lances of - iridescence upon the gravel. Noises of many feet commingle with the splashing of water from the taps. The clink of equipment and the grind of hob- nailed boots upon the composition floor unite to make a bustling hum in the silent night. From the tall doors super-elongated shadows alight upon the white cement, as with streaming coats and clutching fingers a line of dark masses trickles out from the bright buff rectangles of light. Lines of men form shakily upon the walk, while from the gloom figures dash quer- uously and hesitate before one group only to hasten peeringly to the next. One Gargantuan-seeming figure in an eerie white throat piece utters gutteral grunts in pleading demand for a place in the ragged line. A hissing command, a short silence, and the queues dissolve into individuals moving sleepily to the shin- ing yellow entrances. The scuff of feet and the flash of struck matches show men lighting much-desired early morning cigarettes. Lights still blink, the water still rumbles from the taps; thuds, questions, and low voices. The white dawn shows the outlines of the towering chapel with the stars still hung above in the deep Venetian blue. The Moon is a Gong; the Planets are Jewels. Quiet. The First Class has formed for its early reveille, breakfast, the march to the Dock, and embarking. t t Packs, long packs, short packs, loose packs, tightly rolled packs, packs of skags, packs of boodle. Infantry packs. Cavalry packs, slipping, carried under arm, bouncing, straining, causing discomfort to the wearers on the down-hill path. A rumble, a shriek, the grind of brakes and the creak of rods. A pallid bell tinkling in the roaring rush. " This Crossing Not Guarded from 6:00 P. M. to 6:00 A. M. " The milk train has passed. Below lie the ships, spars and rig- ging delicately fenestrated. The thalassic urge, the virus of the sea in all landsmen, causes thrills as the feet shuffle on the deck and one regards the predial hulks. Lief the Lucky; Eric the Red, Marco Polo! They chop away the gang plank, a winch scrapes, chains clank, an ululant whistle reverberates; It ' s nautical, but it ' s nice. t t The Hudson squirms and twists like a restless Ana- conda flashing its scales in the new-born sun. Mist shrouds the Palisades .... a veil of chiffon half- concealing a gigantic carving. A morphean gloom, blended with the aromas of hemp, tar, and fried onions hangs over the docks of Hoboken. Harlem and the Bronx are silent. Cadet Private Nelson stirs from the rope pile atop the fo ' c ' s ' le and looks wist- fully at a tramp steamer bearing the Swedish flag; he starts with a sudden thought; they ' re making egg sandwiches in the galley. The Mine Planter " Baird " is entering New York harbor. The million-windowed temples of Manhattan blink their Argus eyes at the sunrise. Now they stand as old men, smoking pipes. The smoke uncurls from their heads, like phantom serpents to be followed by more smoke. Elevated trains clatter in the distance like falling tin-ware in some Brobdingnagian kitchen; down-town busses are crowded .... Manhattan is going to work. Cadet Nelson is eating his egg sandwich. The Mine Planter " Baird " is nearing the Battery. Sirens wail; ferry whistles toot; tug boats scream like raucous crows, a giant Cunarder bellows warning like a bull elephant; whistles . . . whistles . . . every- where .... discordant, harmonious, weird, beau- tiful, inspiring, depressing. . . . now like a Beet- hoven Sonata . . now like a Dance Macabre played by an idiot upon a broken organ. A garbage barge docks with creaking from her tim- bers and profanations from her crew. Cadet Nelson has finished his egg sandwich. The Mine Planter " Baird " has rounded the Battery. The river closes in. The docks and wharves reach out stubby fin- gers, with the barges and lighters lashed at their sides moving slow- ly in the ebb tide. New York has congregated at the water-side fruit markets. Brooklyn is hanging out its wash. The Coal Docks of the Edison Company color the stench from the garbage dumps with an ultra fine black tint; a pencil wash on a niece of batik. The ri er narrows nu)rc .uul the factories tower and crowd, until from the mail order warehouses spring the abutments of New York ' s first bridge. Lilliputian figures gaze down upon the snub-nosed Mine Planters from the soaring heights. A mechanic on a pendulous stirrup swings carelessly from a guard rail and spatters paint from a vermillion can. The bang of a subway train makes the cables in the bridge vibrate like guitar strings. The twang is the pitch of all New York life; mmor thirds with discordant overtones in treble and base. The angle at which the second bridge crosses the river causes the grind of brakes on the Elevated trains. No people watch us from these Icarian heights. A svelte pleasure yacht, once a cruel Destroyer, slinks hv, hinting that the Yacht Basin is near. A billion dollars of teakwood and mahogany riding at anchor, and the " Baird " rolls fifteen degrees to starboard. More dumps. More ugly barges. A fleeting impression of the grey Brooklyn Navy " Yard, with a haze over the armoured Flotilla and a wreath of smoke over the drydock. Cadet Davidson is naming the streets for the uninitiated. A portion of the river has monople- gia; It is Blackwell ' s Island. Men in cages, women in wheel chairs against a background of The House of Correction; dirty, dull and drab. Another bridge, overshadowing a shiny new resi- dential section sandwiched in between a refuse dump and a Yellow Taxi Garage. Still another bridge. The Queensborough, with the main artery of Long Island traffic giving it a smell of gasoline and a bustling indignity. Swimming clubs on the sticky shore per- mitting bathing in the slimy river show unmistakably the section of the city in their rear. Hellgate with its cruel rocks and swirling waters rises on either side, while on the low greasy banks the sand crabs burrow gravel and silt for New York ' s pulse-like construc- tion. Cader Davidson has lost all track of the streets now. Suddenly a touch of green here and there on the bank; a chug of a fast motor running slowly, a sharp turn to the right. We are at the boat builder ' s em- porium: Clason Point. The wa- ter is still greasy. Our boat slows , and drifts. Another Mine Planter comes alongside. There is a shout and an answer from the other vessel. The noise of whistles and the rattle of doors as the boat gets k x SJ under wa ' again to an abrupt lull L f f " " n 9w The second half of the First nt -. ' .! V ■ ' ' Class has left us at Fort Totten. I The TURDiD waters of the East River have changed, chameleon- like, into the bluish green of Long Island Sound. Gone is the river itself, a watery chasm; a Venetian Mott Street. Gone is the smell of the wharves and the stench of the garbage barges. The sky line of Manhattan has disappeared, and in its place, but farther away ((), much farther!) stands the shore line of Connecticut, hazy in form but emerald-green in color. Ten miles of water on each side. A cadet from Sioux City, Iowa, gazes in wonder at this vast aquatic expanse and remarks that at last he ' s at sea! (He is, without a doubt.) His com- panion, the son of a New Bedford Whaler, flips a cig- arette butt over the side and smiles to himself. The Sound is smooth, smooth as a sapphire dance floor. It is too smooth; it can not last. The sun has gone behind a cloud; fog looms off the bow; a con- vention of marching ghosts. All is silent save for the throbbing of the engines and the seething hiss of the propeller ' s wake. Cadet Schmidt usurps the now empty fo ' c ' sl and plunges headlong into ropes and slumber. In the pilot house the steering wheel groans prophetically. The fog surrounds us. It is raining. Long Island Sound humps her back like an acrobat. " Allez-oop " go the fog horns. There follows a long silence; a silence pregnant with sound. A gull screams. From out of the fog comes the bellow of Lighthouse si rens in angry anapests. The sea is choppy and get- ting worse. " The cadet from Sioux City leans over the rail and struggles to keep in place an insurgent P.M.E. lunch, which aspires to rise to even greater heights. A cackle of laughter from astern. Cadet Collins has sat down on the collapsible camp stool. The deck is very hard beneath, but the humor is so rich and full. The collapsible camp stool is arranged for another victim by Cadet Collins. See Lexicon at back of book. I I The crooning foghorns are a lullabye. It is late afternoon. The pattering raindrops are a sedative; the very air a narcotic, the Mine Planter " Baird " is a great rocking cradle, a floating trundle bed. Mor- pheus is at the helm. Long Island Sound is a silent dormitory stretching to infinity; the fog is a mantle of descending dreams. Silence, save for the clicking of a typewriter astern. The Muses are ever vigilant; the pen is mightier than the sword. A moaning monotony of sky and sea. A vaporous void of faint colors and a hint of the sky. The fog is lifting. Land ahead! " Everybody up!! " Broken dreams, broken packstraps, broken profanity. Eager faces on a dock; a gangplank creaks under a horde of hobnailed feet. Martial music with a brassy fanfare and a tremor of tympani. The boom of the Long Corps Yell from a group of Officers. Hats are doffed. " Fall in facing me, " " A " Company on the right!! " The First Class has arrived at Fort Wright. Fort Wright A CHANGE in environment always brings out the qualities of the " old soldiers. " They enter the new squad room just as they entered the old. They make quick appraising glances, throw packs upon the beds, and presto! they are at home — they have been there a hundred years. They are acclimated in a few seconds. Their first thoughts are of comfort. The bed is made with a certain fastidious- ness, the " necessaries " are removed from the suit- case, the clothes are hung up just so. Then they go forth quietiv, and in an hour they have returned with cigarettes and coat hangers, and with a knowl- edge of barber shops, canteens, pool rooms and post exchanges . How different are the others! They rush madly about, throwing suitcases in corners and forgetting them. Out they go to look the place over, but they find nothing except the Hay Harbor Club. They return with only wet feet. They jostle each other as thev crowd about to sign up for beach parties and privilege riding. They talk raucously of lemmes and hops. They are late to mess. The old soldiers have taken all the seats closest to the meat platter. The others eat hurriedly and rush back to the squad room. Suitcases are unpacked, clothing is thrown around in haphazard heaps. At last they emerge, resplendent in full dress coats. The old soldiers are putting extra blankets on their cots. The night will be cold. Reveille will be sounded on the cook ' s dinner bell. That will rouse the old soldiers; it will revive memories of lumber camps, mining town boarding houses, harvest fields and hot apple pies. The others will be tired after a one o ' clock hop. Many of them will attempt to shave between reveille and breakfast. The old soldiers won ' t; they ' ll be there to receive the first installment of bacon and breakfast food. t t It took two days to wear the novelty off gun drill. By that time it had become a routine, even as class formations and riding. There was open discussion as to the best methods of dead-beating. It was sug- gested that if someone could surreptitiously drain the oil from the recoil buffer cylinders and then, with the cylinders as dry as a prohibitionist ' s dream, trip the piece and allow the piece to go on over the parapet, there would be no gun, and hence, no more drill. But no one knew how to do this, and then there was the danger of having a one hundred thousand dollar gun charged to one ' s cadet store account. At the least, this might mean being in debt over one Christmas Leave. Then at last, some one who was of great scientific introspection mentioned the possibility of ramming a dummv projectile with such force that it would be impossible to remove it from the gun. Such a fjrojectile was accordingly rammed. But they are wise with years of wisdom in the Coast Artillery. They had anticipated such an event. The projectile was removed in five minutes by means of a huge screw affair. But even huge screw affairs have their limitations. The next projectile rammed was rammed to stay, — and it stayed. A sergeant finally removed it at eight o ' clock that evening. With one gun out of action, the crew simply moved to another and the drill continued — but only for ten minutes. Then another projectile was rammed. It is, in all probability, still in the gun. The officer in charge of the battery remarked caustically that, if one could only ram a little harder, there would be no necessity for using powder at target practice: one could shove the projectiles out to the target. Now, with both guns out, drill was suspended. The pro- fanity of Coast Artillery sergeants is immense. The following day there were orders about being rough with dummy projectiles. Sec lexicon. F, R DOWN the beach on a hill rising sheer from the shore line, there stands a tiny hunched house, all but hidden in the saw grass. Only the tiny slit-like win- dows are visible, but from then one has a clear view of fortv miles of the Sound. In this hut are telescopes and telephones. It is connected directly to the battery. Here the observers sit and track the targets with the swinging telescopes. Every minute a bell rings three times. It is the firing and reading signal. In back of the hut stretches the Hay Harbor Golf club, velvety green and rolling. Mornings, when the dew is still wet on the grass and the June sun is rising, the men detailed for observation and reading duty plod down the long mile of beach and scramble up the hill. Standing on the brow of the hill, bare-headed and with the salty air whipping in their faces, there lies before them a scene of unforgettable beauty. At the right, the barracks and the officer ' s white quarters encircle an emerald parade ground, appearing, in the distance, to be like a group of shining sprites joining hands to dance around a deep green fir tree. In front of them stretches the Sound, the hazy outlines of Montauk Point all but obliterated in the early morn- ing mist. The golf course to the rear is already dotted here and there with players. Farther away the spires of churches point pencil-like up towards a stark Venetian blue. The wind in the grass is the only sound. A white sail scuds around the Point through the Race. The men are tempted to throw themselves down on the warm sand and gaze at the sky. A bell in the hut rings imperiously. " B sub one? Stand by! Target; fishing smack, class one, off Montauk. Start tracking. " The morning ' s work has begun. I t There was no work in the afternoons; so it follows naturally that all cadets were very busy in the after- noons. Give a cadet an idle hour, and he will invar- iably work himself to death trying to find a way to pass his time. Here at Fort Wright there were various roads open to those in search of divertisements of the better sort. The limited number of horses available for privilege riding had both recovered from sciatica and angina pectoris, and were able to be up and about, al- though one of the horses was not completely back to duty but was still walking to meals. The other one was restored to duty and ready for anv intrepid soul who dared to mount him. So this horse was duly mounted by a cadet, whom we shall call Funnel because his name was Roth. And the gates were flung open, the drawbridge clanged into position over the moat, and Funnel rode out, much the same as Sir Launfall. The horse, who had long been confined to the Medical ward, thrilled at the sight of the outside world. What is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, can a horse sill ! 446 appreciate tlic screen of tlie j;rass and tlie pleasant warmth oi the sun. The beauties of the field stirred the equine vein of retrospection. The horse recalled vividly the days of his coltasje long before he took up the milk route. He remembered those happy days of the Mauve Decade when he had rolled on his back in the lushness of the pastures. He opened wide his nostrils and inhaled a full glorious breath of the salt air mingled so subtly with the scent of green things, — tender ' buds and juicy shoots. The horse snorted twice and then shivered ecstatically. Like the ship of state he felt a thrill of life run along his keel. He threw his hind legs into high and let out the clutch with a snap. After jumping over three barbed wire fences and a boy on a bicycle, the elated beast came to a sudden and abrupt halt. He went into a barrel roll, came out, nose dived, then stalled, banked sharply to the left and jumped into Long Island Sound. Let us leave him there,— the rider left him at the first barbed wire fence. t It must be cold at Wright in the winter time. It was cold enough there in June. But the hand-picked beau- ties of New London are valiant. They braved the elements and lashing furies of Long Island Sound. There was a hop. It seemed that all the girls from New London didn ' t make the trip. Those First Class- men who attended the hop asserted that they were opposed only by the first-string girls. Of course, the coaches brought along a nominal number of substi- tutes, but most of the yardage was made by the Varsity. Naturally, there were a few ineligibles, and some whose ' amateur standing was questioned, but no conference rules were broken. The huddle system was used by Swindlehurst with great success. Derby ' s work against the Junior Varsity was com- mendable, although many of his passes were incom- plete. Moe Daly and Levings played sterling games, but they were penalized half way to the Hangar several times. Fooks gave brilliant exhibitions of bro- ken field running, Isut he was finally stopped on the one yard line by a Cap- tain ' s wife. Several of the old soldiers left early and went down to the " Cove. " They returned to barracks later in the evening un- mindful of the frigid blast of Boreus. Then there was fishing. Wandle had arranged a great many things. Each afternoon saw the anglers of the Corps, compleat and incom- pleat, filing down to the docks with their burdens of craw fish and helromites. The fish bit well; so did the cadets. Long Island Sound in an open Dory was con- ducive to mal de mer. The fisher- men cast their lines, and then cast their lunches. Bosco Schmidt cast lirst; they rowed him ashore a most mdillcrent fisherman. He recovered in time for supper that evening, and when they embarked for the Submarine Base even the most homesick was feeling fit. Through mother ships and machine shops they went, and saw how the men who go down to the sea in ships live. It was almost as enjoyable as the beach party that was held one night. A huge fire had been built, and the salt from the driftwood made the flames green where they licked the wood. There were stories and songs and food. Wandle, grown more ruddy in the gleaming firelight, was the perfect host. When they returned to barracks, the squad room looked colder and more bleak than ever. t t Gun drill was finished. Smiles faded from the gun crew ' s grimy faces; determination, like Portland cement, set firm into sweaty wrinkles, tight drawn lips and clenched teeth. The machinist was screwing pressure plugs into the breech. A crane rattled as it hauled three ten-hundred pound projectiles up from the galleries. A sergeant was bringing out powder charges. This was not practice, — it was realism! A burden of responsibility settled upon everyone. The ramming detail became oblivious to strained muscles, aching shoulders and sore biceps. There remained but a single thought; " Ram that shell and beat the bell!! " The range setter gave the drum a final twist, then waited for what seemed an aggravated eternity. The gun pointer took one last squint through the tele- scopic sight and fondled the switch handle. The little cart came clanking over the concrete, bearing its cargo of a half ton of steel. There lay the first projectile, its rotating band glittering in the afternoon sun like some precious necklace on a stately queen. There it lay, just in rear of the breech. The ramming detail was fascinated by it. The sergeant had placed the first powder charge on the wooden tray. The red igniters resembled a pack- age of Chinese firecrackers. All was ready. Morin adjusted his headset; his fingers played nervously with a piece of chalk. He turned and faced the crew. " BATTery attention!! Fire three trial shots! " " Load! " " Home,— RAM!!! " Eight men grunted in unison. Grey shirts bulged beneath expanding deltoids: a herd of elephants had gone wild. Ker-r-r-r-chunk!! The lands bit into the rotating band. Men and steel. How Sandburg would have wept for jov! " Close breech! " Click-click-click- Slam BANG!! " Range twelve th(.)usand! Detlection one point three five! " " Set! " Ding— ding— ding BOOOM ! ! !!!!!!!! ! ! ! Two miles away a Major ' s wife dropped a cup of tea. Three panes of window glass fell out of the Band Barracks. Nine miles out at sea water splashed a hundred feet in the air. The gun crew ' s hearts took up their beating where they had left ofl " . A sigh of relief was heard in quick time cadence. They had actually fired the dam thing! They were all still alive! A lusty shout drowned out the last echoes of the great detonation. Morin re-adjusted his head set. The shot they had just fired at the target had been close. In fact, it had lifted the target from the surface of Long Island Sound and had bounced it down again. But the target had righted itself, and it came up, still intact. Its red sail mocked them. The second shot was in the gun. They were ready. " Ran e twelve thousand! Deflection one point two five! " ••Set! " Again the bell. Again the inferno of smoke and concussion. " Cease firing!! " W ' hat, cease firing? Something wrong? God! Maybe we hit the mine planter. ••Right down the smoke stack! " yells a wit. Then silence, — silence painfully silent. Major Spurgeon has run to the parapet. Through his binoculars he scans the sea. Morin removes his head set and hangs it on a nail. Something has come down over the phone. He is Cicero. The rest of the crew are guilty Catalines. ••Cease firing .... target destroved! " HOO-RAY!!!!! Selah! Joy, Joy loud and vociferous. Major Spurgeon ' s smile was broad and expansive. A mighty cheer rent the air. Over at the mortar battery they had just dropped one, eight hundred yards short. Mineola ALONG a dusty back road of Long Island a fleet of nondescript Army trucks is bouncing. From iLjVeach truck peer eager faces, faces with the sur- prise of novelty in every plastic line; and from the edges of the truck bodies the butt ends of packs project precariously. The road for the most part is insufferably smelly and the trucks are totally spring- less. Past smooth green golf courses and gaudy country estates swings the convoy, and on the un- padded wooden seats an hundred young men uncon- sciously secure a vast gluteal development. The rumbling of the trucks seems like an antiphonal monotony, and the heat of the June sun produces a lethargy like that of the Lotophagi. At every crossroads traffic is stopped, at every road junction children scream and babies cry, and from the windows of the farmhouses flags are waved and greetings are shouted. An electric train cuts the caravan temporarily in two, and provides a respite for those in the rear to buy soda water, cigars, and salacious magazines; while those in the forward ele- ment witness the rococo decorations and interest creating phenomena of a Realtor ' s development scheme: " Six rooms and attic with stairs. " The section is becoming more populous. Rough unpaved streets, recently ploughed, cut gashes in the machine- like match box rows of houses, the raw earth forming a moist festooning from doorstep to doorstep. A huge scarlet farm house flamboyantly placarded with 8-foot signs is the headquarters of a company of realtors. Once an old Dutch settler had lived in the sunny-eaved structure and it had been spotless white with green facings. Now it was this hideous colour and housed sleek hustling business men who shouted into telephones about " development " and " six rooms and attic with stairs. " The fleet of trucks rumbles on; many of its occu- pants are drovvsv. This section of Long Island is as dull and uninteresting as the uninhabited parts. Only dull people would live in match box houses. One town is like another. The development section stretches out like a lentiginous sore, striated with newly ploughed streets. It is a study in hyperbolic contradictions. Comfort by the square yard, security for $500 down, a colligation of supers in the matri- monial drama trying to give their offspring fresh air and six rooms and attic with stairs. t I Since the half class left the Mine Planter at Fort Totten, the trip by truck has been dull and uninter- esting, but now a new spirit pervades the travelers. The cool linden-swept streets of Garden Citv appear, and on the smooth green lawns children are playing and nurses sit. An airplane drones overhead, and the craning of necks from within the trucks makes the vehicles sway dangerously. The sight of the squat Curtis factory hints at the proximity of Mitchell Field, and on top of two slender water towers the immense night beacons are seen. The road rolls out into interminable meadows. These are the plains over which Walt Whitman as a boy used to run on his way to swim in Great South Bay. On the left, huddled against a background of green, is a silver hanger. It is the home of the Sikorsky Transatlantique plane at Roosevelt Field. On the right the low grey wooden store houses of Mitchell Field loom into view behind a bulge in the ground. The convoy turns sharply to the right and rattles over the tracks of " Dirty Mary " : the trolley that runs to and from Garden City. Past the Officers ' club and the Colonel ' s quarters, and then a halt. A dumpy building, low and unpainted, . . . bare and dusty; the cadets quarters for the next week. " Fall out around here! " Packs are stumbled over, suitcases are stepped on; the half-class gathers around Maj. Stratemeyer for instructions, social and aeronautique. Already shiny touring cars are drawing upbesidethebarrack. Datesmade months ago are being kept. Maj. Stratemeyer is talking. Manhattan is off limits, dinner will be served imme- diately. Cadet Cox is N.C.O.Q. The interior of the barrack is dark and uninviting, but of what import is that when t aps are at eleven and one may go anvwherc on the Island? A spirit of ]o ous adventure infuses every man F D coats are already being sent aua for pressing anent the night ' s fes- tivities, and before a tour of in- spection is made down the row of hangars, telephone booths aie sought and engagements made Every few moments an auto horn is heard from without, and some fortunate member is earned away in a Packard or a Chrysler. Free, away from the Academy, and everyone ' s disposition changes with the change in locale. A far cry from the Rock Bound High- land home; an airplane drums over ;-;l HI hcul. P.it llooney is at the Hciiipstc.Kl tlic.itrc. Admis- sion free to cadets. The Meadowbrook Club is a half mile down the road. Taxis are always at the door. Special rates to cadets. Freeport, Long ]3each, the Gar- den Citv Hotel. Today is Monday and there is a whole week to spend. No one sleeps a wink the llrst night. I I The dew is still heavy on the thick grass of the field when the doors of the hangars are opened and reveille sounds. Already men have been up and in the hangars marveling at the giant " Owl, " big enough to carry eighteen passengers and towering over the tiny T. " P. I ' s, still glistening from their early morning bath and cleaning. Drill schedules are perused sleepily and flying conditions are considered, while from the flying line the boom of the motors of the Bombers sends thrills up and down the backs of the members of the first flight. Breakfast is forgotten, lectures are a bore; the one thought is to tly. It makes no difference whether it is an ancient Jenny, a De Haviland or the Bombers. To fly is the watchword, and Maj. Strate- mever has promised a flight every day for each cadet! What tension, what trepidation, and in some in- stances, what actual fear is shown! The blackboard in the Operations office is studied with a reverence akin to the devotion bestowed upon the Rosetta Stone. Cadet Todd is to tly with Lt. Hicks; No. 54 D.H. The joking of the flight weary cadets standing in front of the office falls on deaf ears. Cadet Todd is streaking it for the line of pulsing planes. He struggles into overalls and helmet, and finds himself in the cock- pit in an instant. An array of dials and instruments confuses him. Suppose something should go wrong? It is too late now. The plane is already in the air, and the blue polo stands of the Meadow Brook Club are growing more hazy by the second. Straight ahead is the open Atlantic, fringing the dunes on the off- shore side of the Great South Bay with lacy surf. Brooklyn lies to one side, smoky and indistinct. On the other side, Long Island flings itself eastward bet- ween Sound and sea. The shallows of the tiny streams are plainly visible. Here a dredge is making the water mud- dy; there a slender pier reaches out » in a cove. The roar of the motor is soothing. The sense of motion is already commonplace. Manhattan unfolds itself underneath. The Battery . . the Plaza . . . Cen- tral Park . . . the Viaduct at iL ;th Street. Now the shore line of Long Island is the guide. Far- ther over is Connecticut with huge estates hidden in the trees. Another plane flashes by and hands are waved. There is Flush- ing and Oyster Bay. The Kahn estate with its race track and hot- houses is a land mark. The plane turns toward Central Long Island. The blue polo stands are already in sight. The motor dies; they dive and bank. The hangars rush up to meet them. They bounce on fe 3 the ground once or twice and slo flight is completed. Cadet Todd and a trifle shaky. He can loke w: now. The dail: lit wearil; ther cadet t % At twelve o ' clock all work ceased and the pursuit of the Seven Lively Arts began, organized and disor- ganized. Every point of the compass was visited by everyone. Southward to the beaches, northward to the golf links, east and west; the half-class was like some huge octopus stretching out its tenacles for miles in search of amusement. Not a town within zo miles escaped the invasion. The " Driv-It- Yourself " agencies did a rushing business. Towns as far away as Babylon gave dances and receptions. A truck load of men went over to Oyster Bay for tea with Mrs. Roosevelt. The Sikorsky plant was visited and the Baron showed the men around personally. In the Curtis factory a whole morning was spent inspecting planes; embryonic and complete. There were tea dances in the Meadow Brook club. Everywhere was gaiety and a joyous passing of the time. Long Island in June t t It had been grey and rainy one morning. There were reports of omitting the flying for that day. Later it had cleared up and the planes went up as usual. The ground seemed harsh and dark in the poor light. The air was bumpiy. A feeling of depression and a lowering of the morale came over many of the flyers. There was but little talk on the flying line that morning. A " D.H. " roared away across the field and took the air as steadily as a trans-Atlantic liner leaving its dock. It flew straight away from the field eastward. Over the trees it went and far away, imtil it seemed like a spider in its tininess. Suddenly it swerved and dipped. The watchers at the Operations Office saw smoke come billowing out from the trees where it had gone down. The ambulance raced across the field with an orderly clinging on the rear. No other planes went up for the rest ' of the morning. An hour later all the planes were home but one. There was a scanning of the flying schedules in the office. The word traveled quickly. Bill Point had crashed. Later the ambulance came back and went directly to the hospital. Flying was all over for that day. The depression settled deeper than ever. In the late afternoon the class gathered to pav tribute to the bravest and most unselfish of its members. There was no gaietv at all that night. I I Soon, too soon, the week was over. Packs were again being rolled. The trucks waited outside. A last collec- tion was taken up for the over-worked striker. The convoy drove away, bumped over the trolley tracks and headed for Fort Totten. Back to the Academy again. Summer Camp. Life in tents. The new Plebes. R eminiscences of two weeks delightfully spent. Words of appreciation to Major Spurgin, the officers at Fort Wright, the detail at Mineola. Thanks for Wandle being along. Back to the Mine planters again. Another year ahead. At last First Classmen. This year the class would make its final mark. 449 ? f--« ' ]«S The Handy Cadet How to make FOR .1 long time I used to go to camp every summer. It was years ago when the fashion was for flaming youth to don shorts and a coat of tan and off er himself as a luncheon and after-theatre supper to the mosquitos of North- ern New York State. We camped by the side of a lake near a tinkling waterfall and spent two months in learning how to tie knots, save fat people from drown- ing and parsing French verbs. The camp bristled with Councilors, male and female, for we were very voung, and the influence of the more deadly of the sexes was necessary for a complete environment, so the circulars said. We were watched carefully from all angles, had to bathe, have our teeth inspected per- iodically and be exposed to listless tutoring in those subjects in which we showed backwardness. I had had two staybacks in Kindergarten and conse- quently, at that time, I found myself tutored up to the hilt. The camp was brought to a close with either a pageant, a play, or with a series of tableaux in the open air Greek Theatre we had. Usually the Spectre of Hunger was bitten by woodticks in coming out of the underbrush wings, or the proscenium of fir trees weakened and smote Innocence on the brow in the third Act, but these accidents dampened our ardour not a whit; we were determined to like our camp and we did. Neither the virulence of the elements nor all the vernal inconveniences with which our camp abounded had any effect upon our simple spirits; we were young, and the things that make us shudder now at the mere thought held no terrors for us then. But time mellows one, and distance, like rose-shaded lights and soft music, lends enchantment. Summer Camp, to which the Third and First Classes annually repair, thus looks inviting to one who has been away from it for a long time. In fact, the farther it recedes into the past the better it seems, until, when it finally disap- pears altogether from one ' s memory, one believes that it was an enjoyable experience. At present. Summer Camp is but an interim, — probably between June and September, I can hardly remember which. Two years from now it will be less than that, until as time pursues its course, the dross will completely fall awav and only the good, like the gold in an assay, will remain. That one had to shave in cold water is, now, of little import; Summer Camp was, and still IS, just what you make it. There are, I think, entirely too many diversions in Summer Camp which dis- tract the cadet. The facilities for entertainment far outweigh the amount of work which is on the other scale pan. The links are but a step away, the courts are at the Camp ' s edge, iiorscs may be had at the Riding Hall, there is polo, handball and swimming m outdoor and indoor pools. In the evenings dancing, movies, and concerts all unite to disturb the peace and quiet, and give the cadet the opportunity to go after his entertainment with a will; he is determined to amuse himself and woe to him who stands in the way. These divertisements all have their regular participants, and how energetic each seems to be! After an afternoon spent in a blood-heat sun, the next morning finds the cadet far from fresh. He is barely able to drag himself out to drill, and the prone position in rifle practice is welcome beyond words. If he is so unfortunate as to have bayonet drill or wire-laying, fatigue usually conquers, and the end is oblivion long before twelve o ' clock. Fatigue is ever a factor to be considered, and the moist days of July and Aug- ust give this factor a large exponent. The Artillery drill on the crest of the hill 450 jv»»J °j; Summer Camp near Redoubt No. 4, and the battles fought back and forth on the Rifle Range are deadening and instructive at once. Perhaps even these are more markedly impressed upon one than some of us would admit. Indeed, for all our scoffing some scenes remain with us for all time. Someone has conveniently related them for me: The sound of a sentinel crunching gravel came to the ears of the cadet who crawled over the ground. Once his foot caught on a tent rope and he cursed softly. Then he reached the edge of the tent near the line of sentries. He waited until the sentinel in front of hun had walked to the other end of the post, then swiftly he rose and jumped to the parapet. He precipitated himself recklessly over the side of the embankment to the road below, where a girl was waiting impatiently in her automobile. Back in his tent his classmate expected an alarm, then, not hearing anything unusual, swore to himself in envy and admiration That afternoon the thermometer rose to unprecedented heights. In his hot and blistering tent a cadet stood sweating, swearing, and smoking. He was putting on his white uniform to escort unexpected visitors around the post. At a higher altitude his tentmates were swimming, cool and contented, in Delafield Pond. The night of the Fourth of July cadets glided hither and yon over the floor of Cullum Hall. One with imagination heard a " sound of revelry by night " and the roll of distant drums that called the white clad mob from the arms of loved and loving ones. A beautiful girl leaned against the decorative cannon on the corner of the balcony railing. She listened to the impassioned words of a first classman who had just returned from week end leave. The Polo Flats had suffocating dry dust arising constantly. The crack of rifles and the odor of burned powder accompanied the advance of an improvised cadet platoon across the plain. The salty perspiration flowed into the mouths ot the riflemen, but the heat of battle caused forgetfulness of the heat entering the body. The assault brought the end of the exercise. The grimy corporal jerked off " his steel helmet and ' hurled it to the ground. Later that day he laughed and spoke jocosely of his experience on the Flats. Seven cadets paced to and fro at an unvarying cadence. The dust from the little " area " in back of the camp was on the bottom of their trousers, their coats were soaked with sweat. They walked back and forth seemingly forever. At a lower elevation, on Flirtation Walk, a lovely girl was sitting in the shade, laughing into the adoring eyes of the cadet who leaned on his elbows in front of her. Camp, Summer Camp, offers romance and pleasure, or realities and pain. It is neither more nor less than what you make of it. Then it is folly to render oneself uncomfortable when one could be an epicure with less effort. Even though there are some unfortunates whose time is not profitably and pleasurably passed, their memories become fainter as they grow less recent. Only the enjoyable experiences and humorous escapades endure. The handy man about the area has dusted off his trousers and hung his white coat up for the amusement of posterity. Never again will the old chap live in I camp in such a manner, and I think he is somewhat regretful. 451 such , .!:.. t v:3 ' b5- li Lmm j mlmM i r imff " • i lliir, ... ■ 44afe i p WOEIS ECLIPSE l : llf ::: 5$ L MIR GENERALS -cTlC REVIEW Or. Pershing in Civilian Attire With Ranking Officers as Youth Has its Day SWEETHEARTS IN GLORY TIC REVIEW IS HELD m " Plebes " Are " Recognized " as Part of Old Custom E WEEK u. inayer iVioinin pn+. WEST POINT ALUMNf HOLDCEREfflONIE ' »«»- 1 1 1 i ' if ' fmi !S i June Week A Seven Day Excerpt from the Dhriy of Cadet Samuel Pepys June 5TH— June Week, in f.iith, hath begun, as the shniin Plebes hastening to ranics and the Yearlings nispecting them from crowne to sole doth shew. Boxes and portmanteaus one does hnd in the halls and I do note that the baying at the moon is of uncommon intensity. The weather was fair and I was long at r.icquets with W. Schull in the afternoon, and he did heat me. After dinner I did go with Mistress Ann to the movies and they were vile " So to Cullum where there was a hop and I did spy a new and most intriguing fcmme. But my Household gods! I was unable to meet her, for shortly after my arrival she did disappear and I did not see her again until it was time to go home. This is, I did observe, another portent of the advent of June Week. Methinks the femmes should not smoke so much. Late to bed. Ji NE 6th— Up betimes and with a bang at reveille l))Lh X A interrupt a most delightful dream. So to I .i.iiii H.iU where I did find the breakfast not up to the m.imI t.Mulard of the cadet refectory. Later fell to rL.i.lini; the p.ipers and I did learn that H.R.H. Gustaf Adolphus, the Crown Prince of Sweden, with all his royal party would visit the Academy on the morrow. And mv wife, vile wretch, did lament over the fact that the Prince might walk around the Corps at the rc K-u. Loi-lI, i|ii(ith I, iii.mv people lesser than Crown l ' iniLc li.i L- gotten .uiHuul ou and some didn ' t even li.uc 10 i .ilL S.I tu di.ipcl to hear the Baccalaureate, but 1 wa.-. lu t in speculation upon the femme in front of me who sung two hymns three notes off. In the after- noon at calling and it was most successful too, for all of the five families upon which I called were out. Four out of five quoth my wife, the wretch, but I did have revenge upon him, for later when we were walking about the plain he did salute two officers who did laugh merrily at his expense; the " officers " being members of the graduating class out airing their new uniforms so the smell of the cadet store would not cling about them at the Chapel weddings. And so to bed after re-reading an epistle from Mistress Betty. |uNE 7TH Lay late and thence up and hard at shining our equipages, for the Crown Prince was to review us this d,i . nd there was much borrowing of blitz and .ilnnii Later to the riding hall and then back for liiiiiLi .iiul the rain, foul stuff, did pour down most un- iiKKilulK. Two o ' clock and we did hear the salute of the ii guns and the Crown Prince, looking very soldier- Iv, did take the review. The rain by this time had .stopped, albeit the ground was most slippery and I did sec J. .Swindlehurst lose his F.D. hat. And the Prince li.l ntspcLt the ist Division and the Superintendent did j mII -iiii ,1 pair of white trousers to show him and the iimiu . N ere full of unmentionable articles. And my wife v .is ijj tlic basement taking a shower and he was sing- iiii; " Crown Him Kingof All " when the Prince was up- st.iirs. Marvelous! And later to the hop where the Ollicers did receive the First Class and Gloria Swanson was there but she did not dance with the cadets. i!?M! K June 8th — Up early and lost another shin as I did hii .1 trunk on the way to reveille. At racquets after hrc.ik fast and then did stop to talk to Mistress Ann duim I. ol the division. And the Com did pass and suhsi.]i) .-i ! . an O.G. did come out and ask me if I did use ■: i;i,!l . Woe is me! Then to the boodlers where, I ten, I .li.l overdraw my account. In the evening to Culhnn where the Second Class did have a hop, given them by the First Class, but I soon tired and home and to bed. June jth— Hard at work in the gymnasium this morn early, and we did move much stuff and many articles. Lumber, greens, — forty men sit and watch while three men move a piano. So gathered enough splinters to start a match factory and I did ruin my disposition completely when I did drop a i x 4 on my toe. Did relax for a time in the afternoon but I did find myself fair fit at P-rade and supper. By the time I did arrive at the hop, for there was naught else to do, I felt a bit better. Had a long session on the balcony with Bill and so to bed. No letters for the last three days. What aileth the wenches? June ioth— It being a bright day, did play at racquets and later to the First Class ride at the riding hall, a most noble affair. And I did watch the Plebes in their gymnastics too, and in the afternoon we did have our own Athletic review and I did become very sunburned at it. " K " Company did win most of the cups and led by J. Green they did have a celebration afterward. How seriously these semi-llankers do take themselves. But take " L " company,— if anyone could! Terrifically hot at p-rade this afternoon and I did curse the star men roundly for having us stand in the sun so long. To the concert and to bed fatigued. June iith — Up betimes and I did make my bed before reveille. Guard Mount early today and thence to the laying of the cornerstone at the New Mess Hall which was most impressive. Dressed early and waited for the Alumni exercises and the review by the old Gtaduates. Soon out bv Thaver Monument and our elders did march over from Cullum led by Brig. Gen. Morris H. Schatf, ' 61, the oldest Grad. The choir did sing excellently, but it was most warm when we did march out upon the plain and some did fall out and have to be escorted home. Praise be to my gods that there was no " marching around. " In the afternoon at sleeping while the recep- tions and dedications did go on unabated until the big hour at six o ' clock. At last! " Graduates Front and Center " and they ' re off!! Some did laugh, some did cry but I vow that all were glad when it was over Then out through the sally port and I was deafened, and then recognition. " Front rank, aBOUT FACE! " So later to the hop where I did drag Mistress Ann and we did have a fine time until " Army Blue " did come too soon. So to bed very fatigued. June 12.TH — Up betimes to see the First Class p-rade and to marvel at the costumes and ensembles. Then to watch the policing of good clothes and the saving of sinkoids until it was time for the final ceremonies. And after struggling through the area I did find that my seat as usual was in the sun, and, albeit I did think Col. MacNider ' s speech was excellent, I was fair roasted when it was all done. And I watched with interest the presentation of diplomas, and I did think that Grizzard did come out best after all. So to the hollow square where the incessant riveters did prevent any one hearing lust what was being said and then back to barracks. And it was all over and I was hoarse with saying " So long, old man, have a good time. " I wonder how I will feel. ■ ■ ' f 455 %J ' HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS LOUISE of SWEDEN fZA, 456 P y ». J ki CROWN PRINCE ' Hfl i GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS 1 | ' ™f « 1 BMliB lilif SWEDEN 1 ¥ B m ir - ' H " -tpf (M " Jr :f N$Mitii |r m THE ROUMANIAN ROYAL PARTY ON BOARD THE TERRY THE SOLDIER QUEEN REVIEWING THJ 458 I ' THE REVIEWIXG PARTY AFTER THE RECEPTIO QUEEN MARIE INSPECTS THE CORPS E HUNDRED DAYS EVERY MEMBER OF THE GRADUATING CLASS THIS PHRASE SIGNIFIES THE BE- P GINNING OF THE END •-. THE LAST TIME % UNIT TO BE STRUGGLED THROUGH BEFORE ■ ' ACADEMIC WORK DRILL --. REVEILLE . AND ALL THEIR ILK HAVE GIVEN PLACE TO JUNE WITH ITS PROMISE OF GRADUATION AND FREEDOM. THIS SUDDEN REALIZATION THAT LIFE HAS SOME COM- PENSATION AFTER ALL ---. DEMANDS THAT SOME DIS- PLAY SOME CELEBRATION BE HELD AND IT IS ONE OF OUR FINE TRADITIONS TO EXPRESS OUR MUTUAL HAPPI- NESS BY PRESENTING A THEATRICAL PRODUCTION KNOWN GENERALLY AS HUNDREDTH NIGHT SHOW -. ALL TALENT AND ANY TALENT IS EAGERLY SOUGHT GLADLY WEL- COMED AND HURRIEDLY MOLDED DURING THE HASTY PREPARATION AND FINAL PRESENTATION OF THE PLAY ■--. WITH US IT MAY BE SAID WITH DUE RESPECT TO THE DRAMA AND ITS ABLE MASTER SHAKESPEARE ' -. THE DAY ' S THE THING . AND ON THIS HUNDREDTH DAY FROM JUNE THE DAY IS THE THING THAT CLAIMS THE ATTENTION OF ALL BUT LET US REMEMBER THE PLAY TOO ■— . AND GLANCE AT THE FOLLOWING PAGES WHICH GIVE SOME RECORDS OF ' ' THE NAUTICAL KNOT " - OUR HUNDREDTH NIGHT SHOW FOR 1927 460 IfUP fffl lf m O £1 .4iR o J LliLlil A Nautical Knot k HOW IT WAS MADE THE plot for the Nautical Knot was finally decided upon after the rela- tive merits of musical comedy and revue had been thoroughlv discussed. It was believed that, since the last two shows had been of the latter type, the Corps desired a change of fare. The Nautical Knot was conceived and written bv Max Johnson. Peircc and Wohl- forth contributed a scene which was in- corporated in the show. Masters-Edwards and Bain-Moran wrote the music and lyr- ics. The piano arrangements were made by Charlie Brown. The choruses had to be instructed in the art of pirouetting and stepping in unison. Moran and Green took charge and with the capable assistance of Lt. Wright turned out a commendable group. In charge of construction of scenery. Cecil Land directed the wielding of ham- mer and saw, with astonishing results in the form of very substantial and realistic sets. The scenic design was carried out by Pachynski and ably executedby Middle- brooks, who had charge of painting. The rigging of ropes and pulleys and the shifting of scenery were taken care of by Paxson and our own Jesse Dressier, respectively. Perhaps what comprised the hardest and most nerve-wracking duty connected with the show, — that of directing, — was done in a most cheerful and painstaking manner by Zwicker, with the able assistance of Johnson. In concluding, we wish to thank Major Moses for his assistance and advice which contributed in no small part toward mak- ing the show a success. 461 DOROTHY Bnsach FRANCES THE SAILORS CHORUS Dtichtlmaim, Greeti, Grear, Lotic, Ciirran, Wiley, Milhr, Curtis, Thiede 462. Diogenes Godiva Hotrard SYNOPSIS ACT I %M I THE Corps embarks on the good ship " looth Knot " for its annual educational cruise through the Mediterranean. The cadets begrudgingly bid goodbye to their sweethearts. During the leave- taking, it is not noticed that Miss Snippet, the eccen- tric chaperone, has concealed herself aboard the ship. The Tactical department becomes deeply concerned over the identity of this feminine person whose presence aboard ship is suspected. No one, however, is able to find her hiding place. Then one day the ship enters the port of Venice. The astounding Miss Snippet turns out to be the Princess Eleanora, who, in concert with her band of Blackshirts, carries away the chest of rings which was destined for distribution to the First Class. A plan is immediately drawn up which contemplates the recov- ery of the rings from the Princess Eleanora. Adelini;, Lour; Dora, HVo, ; Helen, Kf tcr Frances, Hiiiriii toii ; Dorothy, Bri.uich 463 MAJ. BATTEMHIGHER Kel a 464 n ' xniM SYNOPSIS ACT II l( [OL. Spechols makes the first attempt to obtain the treasure. Utilizing all his tricks and threats he succeeds only in being ejected. Lt. Balmer then endeavors to cajole the Princess by a profuse use of good English. Unfortunately Eleanora remains cold to his advances. Finally the invincible Bill enters upon the scene and after a record breaking skirmish departs triumphant. Aboard the looth Knot, evervone awaits the out- come with considerable anxiety. A hop is in progress for the femmes, who had made Venice a rendezvous with the cadets. Bill returns aboard with the rings and is congratulated upon his success. Dorothy, Bill ' s fiancee, however, has misco nstrued the purpose of his mission and remains aloof while the others revel. It is not long, however, before the situation is cleared up and the curtain drops on a scene of joyous frolicking merriment. 465 LIEUT. -COL. HODGE PODGE LIEUT. M. B. L. 1ER McKimiey 466 THE CHORUSLb Grcai, Miller A. AI., Diuhliinmn, Lain, Liittn ] D , dc) , Ciuti, ThnJc, W ,ml H !, , Ki A) R H , Smith R. T. C. Harniigraii, Cmraii, SawferJ, T rph), Altis, CoUmaii, Moore, Sihamiep, Nnlwls, Dctniie,, H,j i, Hab.rt THE CAST Wcbcr, Hayes, Nichols, KelUy, Tiirpley, Sommerville, Matthews, Bnsach, Feme, Lowe, McKimiey, Thorpe, Curran, Dodson I ' . ' m .. p .i Hi r MUSIC COMPOSERS AND HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS Miinheu ' s, ir. I., Pcichymk,. EJuurJs, Paxsoii. Gorier, Und, McLamb, Brown, C. B., Muldlebrooks, M, c ,ir, Dressier, Morjn, Burgess THE ORCHESTRA Morjii, Urknie, B,„n, J,mes, Kimptoii, Porter, Greco, Curtis, Barms, Darts, Wtlsoii, Thrams, La Booth, Schlatter, Pcrrtn, Farra, DcKaye, Smith R. L. Gtiertler, Cone, Samuels, 11 k ill ■ ' - fr , THE HELL CATS ' You v l ot to get up — You ' ve — etc. THE BAND ---, 1855 ' And the Drummer Boy--tbe fife. I IS. 1. A. H W 1) f ' Air Castles THEN — pause a moment on the threshold In the brighter glow of one work well done, And placed behind in that memory house That holds and measures both the first Lush dreams, and the later half-accomplished deeds. Add to this memory store West Point Tenderly lay there the first intention With all its attendant glamours and shining Array of youthful aspirations. Guard it well This four years past ambition. And guard well, too, what June has given you. You see now, not with the youthful fervor, But with the calmer gaze. The Goal; And what it signifies. It is a fairer view, tempered with training. And made more rugged by restraint. None can judge its value more wisely than you. And so — It is done. And only the better part Remains, to grow more valued as your classmates Leave this sheltered place. And now Each day you face is more limited, and some say. Carries carelessly a Destiny unknown. But. . . It is done. These days are gone. And the visible ties of friendship Will soon be lengthened and well proved. Have no regrets. Temper the pride that fills your heart today With all the inward smiles that memories of your friends Here bring you. West Point will later take its proper place in your heart. Copyright, lfl21, Life Publishing Com] irii C lSTLtS TtOPLt Vt H lZt ' FA AVtV 1 ' 0 ' ii T£OTL£ we HAUe TA ylVeV F0% i i 11 HOWITZER PUBLICATIONS SPRING 1917 Tne Blan itzer h by HERMAN FUNNEL t3 ' VERMIN FUNNEL (NO MORE -n-piCAL STORY OF MODERN PEASANT LIFE HAS COME OUT OF RUSSIA-j A PRACTICAL WORK by West Point ' s best known section room buglers, primarly for the beginner and the average player. It is a model of simplicity . . . IT. mo. (on the area J, qiun-tos net (j o love ' ) Eijcb % . o I What I If I g WELL KNOWN CRITICS g I ; 1 L ' ' The Blaliwitzer tesi;te tesi;i!;s ]is fesz;fe3Ci I Vermix Funnel Critic, Car Conductor cind SoniVnhulist: Herman Funnel Essayist, Alotorman and Fanatic: . . . It ' s a good book. I ain ' t the kinda gity wot criticises . . . It ' s a good book. I ain ' t the kinda guy wot criticises other guys ' uritin, hut Herman ' s stuff ain ' t so hot. How- other guy ' s writin, bi t Vemiin ' s stuff ain ' t so hot. However, ever, my work is interesting, entertaining, inclusive, author- my work is definitive, authoritative, inclusive, entertaining, itative, and definitive. and interesting. The Academy Has Gone to Hell {Skttchis courtesy of Vanity Fair rJshyjfu A Polite Pictorial Representation of the Era When Officers Preferred Charges and Cadets Tucked Their Beards into Their Full Dress Coats Before Mounting The Stall Bars in Pvt. Koehler ' s Gymnasium Class, which shows clearly the great differences between the then and noiv l ' ' ' ' A ' - :j THE CRITIQUE Here, if ever, is a picture which tells just what the Academy used to be in the days when Joe Blatz, ' 59, was walking his slug for stealing two of the Supe ' s slaves. The scene above is, as you have guessed, the " day after " at Popolopen, and the especial view shows some of the main characters of that Cadet Man- oeuver drammer entitled, " Why Be Dry When You Can Camp in a Swamp " The cadet in the foreground is being inspected for green apples in knapsack, while the one on the right in decollette evidently has a bad case of woodticks which won ' t disclose itself. The rest of the Casualities seem to be made up of those who didn ' t know it was loaded, while the mail cart in the rear can be seen bringing in the latest bag-ful of billet doux from Cozzen ' s. L THE NIGHT M NOEL RE study unearthed by our Research Department which portrays proper use of cover and of the then-popular dark lantern. The object of these nocturnal promenades was essentially that of a raid, although the Beaver in the center is obviously trying to scare the enemy sentinels away by taking a De Wolf Hopper stance in the portable spotlight. Muskets, as can be seen, were carried by the trigger guards, while head, side, and tonneau lights were entirely optional. A night raiding party was known by the brilliance it shed, and the lowliest lamp earner in the party always returned to camp and to his comrades with lots of oil. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,..,,., PRIVILEGE RIDING In the days when privilege riding was something more than a two hour slow- trot up to Fort Putnam and back, a straight-legged and long-reined First Class was w-ont to ride out of a Saturday afternoon and emulate the doughty Morgan by staging a practice raid on the cross-road hereabouts. To tear up couple of miles of Railroad track and stop at Bennie ' s for a stirrup cup was all to the good, while, as the picture shows, a keg of cider wrapped up hard in one ' s bedding roll wasn ' t all waste time, either. Herring-gutted, sickle hocked ■ what difference did it make: ' Men were men and the horses were, as now, usually nags. MUSKETRY The informal pose of this treetop carbiner is, indeed, an indication of what the cadet marksman was up to many a long year ago. The white sock draped carelessly over the limb belies, of course, his profiiciency in one branch, hut the canteen " at the ready " is a pint in his favor. liufili,. J]iefs Hall Tactics GRANT HALL Hcind to Month Etiquette for New Gidets ( Taken from an ancient Instruction Sheet) Manual of the Knife and Fork, Unlimbered I. Emtrwg the Mess Hiill. Leave On lea )n the mess hall pick up } appetite outside. It does no good to bring i appetite and take it to barracks. 2.. Cimiiuct hi the Mess Hall. Leave and enter by the doors. Windows will not he used. Go at once to your table. A first classman will be host. Do not sit down before the host. Do not criticize the paintings hanging on the walls. Remember you are here to eat and not to talk. Do not lean against the back of your chair. It has no back anyway. Keep your eyes lowered bashfully, it is considered forward to look away from the food. When conversing with your classmates do so in a silent, noiseless manner. 3. Duties at the table. One fourth classman will be detailed as gunner. He will throw food, and " Fore! " whenever the Officer-in-charge is near. He will butcher a tions going to the upperclassmen. One fourth classman will be detailed as coffee corporal. It is his duty to tell by the ripples on the 1 classman will receive in the next mail. One fourth classman will be detailed as " water corporal. " It is his duty to break the large pitche Call the waiter bv his name, Cadwallader, Aristarchus, etc. re! " whenever an upperclassm divide the dessert equally, the letters each supper- 4. Table Etiquette. Yell for food in any manner you please. No one Do not put any food on your plate. Remember that a fourth classrr Do not use cadet slang when you are eating meat. Everyone else is Do not eat with drink in your mouth. When you are choking on food do not try to wash it down with water. This is known as a first position stoppage. Let yourself slowly choke. The pain will lessen and gradually leave you. Do not make ballads when eating your soup. You may play light operatic airs When you have finished eating, throw your plate on the floor, stick your knif table. Step on your napkin so that the waiter will know it has been soiled. Toothpicks are not used in good society. Instead one uses one ' s tongue. ; at the mess hall for instruction and not for food, ng the same difhculties you are. id put vour elhov Table commandant ' at their table atf tabic I J k ' " THE EAST HAS THE CULTURE " IVhaf we should expect from the Qidll Sheet after hearing the exponents of Eastern Collegiate Culture hold forth for ij minutes: Foi- l ecentor rsant with the worta of aylng, " lava Is Piinnwl Lugeneolc Olsh bweat, J.T. Ho Atlantio Monthly displayed at d. ientlnel at Post Ho. 1 not turnln guard for aeorf « Bernard aiiaw, HloltB In Broad " A " at Oaard Mount. Goraiiact Tinbeooraing an Officer and a man, via, making referenoe to manua presence of ladles from Back Bay, Lt. iCendall. tlon of Hahvahd. 476 The Return of the 1907 Drag ,N Christmas Dav, julv i , 1916, on the breakbeams beneath a parlor car on the i:i5 from Weehavvken, the 1907 blind eirag sat, smoking a cigar. If that open- ing does not intrigue the reader he must be hard to move. Tillie Tittattoetarine was a brandied peach of upwards 16-40 years upwards. Her saucy nose, tilted at an angle of 32. degrees Fahren- heit, gave her face an expression of cold hauteur. Her figure was buxom, if you were charitable; fat if you were realistic; pinguid, if you were precious. She was smartly dressed in the mode of 1900. Her dress of crepe de sheeny was in- congruously adorned with jambons du West- phalie striated with chifRoners of epinards and navets with complications. Her toque of purple homards was heaped with comarad- erie and bonvivants. Her low choux were French. Owing to the excessive heat she had turned back her sleeves and exposed her biceps, on each of wdiich was tattooed a double cross and her motto: " Je suis crazy. " This tattooing furnished an engaging title for her story. Otherwise it was negligible. Her cigar finished, Tillie climbed through the car window and resumed her seat. She placed her feet on the chair across the aisle and made an attempt to read a novel. The efforts of the corpulent conductor and sev- eral pinguid passengers to hurdle her legs in their peregrinations distracted her atten- tion. Their inconcinnity grated upon her. She closed the book and wept. " What was the countess crying for? " asked Files-on-parade. Ten or twenty years rushed pell-mell into her consciousness, just in time to give the reader the needed exposition of her faux past. She recalled the adobe shack of Adolf, feed hops and Colonel Thayer; evidently then she had been to Highland Falls. She recollected dinners at Mrs. Logan ' s palatial hostelry with Benny Havens and Pop Swartwood; certainly, then, she had moved in the best society. She vaguely remembered her hus- band, his death, and his exequies. Plainly she was a widow. Quite abruptly other pictures displaced these mental cutbacks; the Aquarium, the " Silver Slipper, " Civic Virtue and ultim- ately Tony. Tony was a handsome young high-flyer known about Harlem as the Bey de Balloon. He was a tenor in a dix-vingt- trente opera troupe. Now he sang the Scare- crow in Les Clothes de Cornfield, Maraschino in the Cherry Pickers, Ptomaine in Olive and all, Skinnay in La Belle Hellean. Always he sang froid, no other tenor sang froider. She had loved Tony, not wisely but — well ! Well! Preferring the simple life, she dis- pensed with all ceremony, including nuptials. She had traveled with Tony and the show troupe — until she discovered his duplicity — then she upbraided him and he gave her Fair. What should she do to forget? The answer came to her one day as she was eating breast of guinea en camisole. She must revisit the scenesof her maidenhood; Grant Hall, Scott ' s Emporium, the deep tangled wildwoods of Flirtation as fond recollections present them to view, and see what they offered as a sub- stitute for Tony. Cherchez le garcon in every loved spot that her infancy knew. She had just completed this very consid- erate revue of her vie when the train stopped and the conductor prelated; " West Point. " II. Elmer Gantry was a handsome ist Class- man with brown eyebrows and a well- shaped pair of small but efficient adenoids, which gave him an always open countenance. He had just completed his hfth year of Civil Engineering under Colonel Mitchell ' s kindly tutelage. He was much interested in birds ' eggs. He delighted in their colors, the greenish- green eggs of the pink-legged palfrey, the bluish-coral eggs of the teetering toadhopper, the red-white-and-blue eggs of the tangle- toed tanager, the scrambled yellow eggs of the languorous leghorn. Elmer possessed many books — Frank in the Mountains, Frank on the Prairies, Frank the Young Bootlegger, Frank on a House- boat, Frank in Pajamas, Frank in Toxicated, Frank in the Hoosegow. But it was not through his books nor his birds ' eggs that Elmer learned to know life. His collection of cigarette pictures, of actresses in tights, taught him the hidden facts of nature — that, in the matter of understanding, the female of the species is more pinguid than the male. When Elmer first saw the 1907 model she was wearing a robe of Paris coriander. The shirt was quiet in front but there was con- siderable tumult and bustle elsewhere. The corsage was a bolero over a bologna, the latter cut a la sausage, the former similarly lacerated and trimmed with midinettes of pale maroon. It had a yoke with four godets, kitchenet, dinet, and bath, and was piped with purple for hot and cold water and gas. " Look at that, " Elmer whispered to the O.D. " Look what the cat ' s dragged in! " Tillie caught his eye. Le garcon cherche a etc trouve. Elmer wired his mother for permission to call on the Ancient Mariner the next evening. Grasping a hemibrotic all-day sucker in one hand and a slide rule in the other, he sallied forth. Tillie had discharged all the K.P. ' s and locked the cook in the cellar. She felt it was the momentous occasion of her visit to West Point and chose her gown accordingly. It was a creation of Monsieur Worth. It was compounded of organdie, grenadine, curacoa, linen, duck, chicken, silk, satin, subterfuge, spongee, velvet, vermuth, cinchona, dimitv, slugshot, and challis-in-our-alley in equal proportions and contrasting shades. The sleeves bulging slightly at the shoulders burst at the elbow with a loud report. Filmy lace spilled from either side of the high collar and ran down all over the table cloth. She completed her toilet by spraying herself with gasoline to increase her inflammability. Elmer approached the house in close order, without videttes or outriders. Almost before he knew it he was hern. She sat down in a rocker and took him in her lap. Her heart was thumping violently. " Listen, " said Elmer, " That ' s the pump in the Engineer shed. " She knew better, but she could not stop its beating. Her eyes flamed like a hungry tiger ' s. She must do something. " Come on, " she cried pyrexically. " We ' ll make lemon- ade! " She sliced lemons by the dozens, hun- dreds. Squeezed buckets, tubs of juice. Poured in sacks of sugar. Stirred it with increasing violence, a whirlpool in a wash- tub. " More! " she cried wildly. " More lem- onade! " There were no more lemons to squeeze except Elmer. She must do something to allay this torment, this longing. She turned upon him, swept him into her arms. m " Elmer! " she cried. " I love you, Elmer. I adore vou, Elmer! " " Pretty lady! " said Elmer. " Pretty lady loves Elmer. Mummv loves Elmer too. " " Come with me, Elmer! Let us fly to the Settignano! On the hills, Elmer, amid the cvpresses and the wine presses, the pipe of Pan is heard. We ' ll hit the pipe together! Little Elmer come with me! " Elmer made no reply. Lulled by the sound of her voice, he slept. The mid-night south-bound fast freight licked up two passengers at West Point, I full fare and a half fare. But put them down again in Weehawken in the custodv of a man. He was garbed in a navv blue coat, cut a la cop, with pants of the same. Tillie got ten years in the pen. Elmer got ten months on the area. Elbert Funnel Fac-simile of the uniform worn by tliis noted scientist in the 54-inch wind tunnel as he sat on the cake of ice in the sleigh riding test. The positive stagger on his visor was neutralized by the subterfuge of the chinstrap, while the sword was used for slicing the big pieces. FAMOUS HISTORIES TOLD PICTORIALLY FROM CHILDHOOD TO WORSE AND BACK AGAIN ALBUMEN JOE : THE LAST OF THE FUNNELS Sketches courtesy of LIFE The New Yorker Bim Wilson Pachynski INTIMATE GLIMPSES IN THE LIFE OF CADET JOSEPH X. FUNNEL, I. Ahis ! As the Woodcut shows, great aches from lit- tle toe-corns grow, — and Joe ' s parents put his worst foot forward at a tender age. Lead soldiers and a paper hat! Will not a strong back and a weak mind result in the INTIMATE GLIMPSES OF THE LIFE OF CADET JOSEPH X. FUNNEL, II. Joe ' s friend, J. Gish, (later Mid- shipman Gish), is giving Joe the rancid razzberry for turning up in Full Dress for Willie ' s party, when the uniform was overalls and sweat- shirts. Of all the field probable er- rors, — we do not know, of course, if Joe meant to play a joke, — an er- ror in dress is the worst. We will see more of Joe ' s pranks later. Conrttsy LIFE i r ci Courtesy THE NEW YORKER INTIMATE GLIMPSES IN THE LIFE OF CADET JOSEPH X. FUNNEL, III Joe, still at a tender age and yet innocent of the ubiquitous delinquency sheet causes A FIRECRACKER TO EXPLODE PREMATURELY IN THE ARMY-NAVY CLUB. 4S1 %f - Courfesj THE NEW YORKER INTIMATE GLIMPSES IN THE CAREER OF CADET JOSEPH X. FUNNEL, IV. Putting his left foot forward as always, Joe, at his very first parade causes havoc and becomes instantly notorious as THE CADET WHO ATE DRIED APPLES AND WATER FOR LUNCH 481 INTIMATE GLIMPSES IN THE LIFE OF CADET JOSEPH X. FUNNEL, V. Joe receives his first and lasting impression of Army social life when he peeks in the window of Quarters 666 and sees THE BAYONET INSTRUCTOR SPENDING A QUIET EVENING AT HOME 483 INTIMATE GLIMPSES IN THE LIFE OF CADET JOSEPH X. FUNNEL, VI Joe, trying to snatch a few more bars for his badges during the qualificarion season, produces A TERRIBLE CONSTERNATION IN THE TACTICAL DEPARTMENT WHEN HE INADVERTENTLY DISCOVERS THAT THE 1000-inch RANGE IS ONLY 999-inches LONG! 484 ■ Jt I I II TRAINING REGULATIONS The Cadet Two Other Departments GOING TO BED Prepared without an - direction or distance Paragmphs Section I. Going to Bed, Daily and Sunday, Holidays Excluded i-io incl. a. Fourth class, upper bunks. b. Upper classes, lower bunks. c. All classes, quartermaster bunks. II. Preparation of the Bunk lo-i incl. (Cf. — " Bunk Tactics " Pnnttd at HaJdoiifu-ld Press, where Federal crosses igth. ' ) a. Before taps. b. After taps. Exception (a): When there is no taps. Exception (b); When there is no bunk. III. Preparation for Embunking 3-15 incl. a. Approach. b. Lunge. c. Recline and recover. Exception (a). When there is no Cover. I ' . Preparations for Debunking 40-0 incl. a. At 10:30. b. At reveille. c. Between 10:30 and reveille. y SECTION ONE . Going to Bed, Daily and Sunday, Holidays excluded. A. Purpose: To enable all cadets with the great- est sang-froid and je ne sais pas to acquire with the minimum effort and maximum result " sehr gut schlafen. " B. Scope. (See Tennessee monkey law, model 1915, evolutions .1846.) (a) Fourth Class, Upper Bunks. Upon the completion of the last note of taps, (Ex- ception (a): when there has been no last note) Fourth classmen, arrayed in Faultless pajamas, (We put the world to sleep) will fall in, in order of rank on the line from the washstand to the lower left hand corner of the door, (Exception (a) when there is no wash- stand). At the signal Allez-Oop! fourth classmen ris- ing on the balls of both feet, and, applying a torque equal to l- MS ' i ' " ' ' left, will lunge in unison for the upper guard rail of their respective alcoves. Swinging backward and forward from the guard rail in simple harmonic motion and indicating their periodicity by agitating their ventral segments, each cadet shall, at the command " Prepare to embunk " grasf) the guard rail more firmly and wave the right (left) foot as the signal I am (am not) ready. With the command of execution " emBUNK!!!!! " (whistle, and flag signals prohibited), cadets shall, (in unison) expunge themselves from the guard rail, and describ- ing a parabolic arc, based on designs prepared and deposited in the Q.M. office this headquarters, shall alight gracefully in the middle of their respective i noil i.i) Whc-n there .ire no hunks), hi ts sh.ill shout ni loud stentorian ' oice o htuik " : ' : ' " A Ku ' ther Jispl.i - of emotion considered quite au fait, and decidedly II II II n hunks. i Excep this case cade ■• VHAT!!!!!n in this case is " Left Bank. " Upon compliance with above regula- tions cadets may, with true composure, give the ollicial report " Ail in. " SECTION TWO 2. Preparations far Dehz nk i e . A. Purpose: To enable cadets to cultivate the elaborately studied carelessness which breeds that nonchalance so necessar ' to him who would arise at io: ,o. (a) Debunking at 10:30. I. Cadets shall not entertain or consider any radical, bolsheviki, or platonic thoughts on arising and get- ting themselves hence before second curfew, which shall be blown, played, or rendered by the held musi- cian. (Exception (a) When there is no held. Exception (b) When there is no musician.) 1. Curfew having been sounded, the cadet in the upper bunk will arise brisklv to the sitting position, striking his head smartiv upon the ceiling with great force. (Note, the N.C.O. will not report this man for soap spots on woodwork.) Taking his feet out of the covers, the cadet will proceed in the direction of his pile of bedding in order to break the fall, if anv. Hav- ing landed upon the bare lloor, with one foot in the water bucket, he will quickly utter in rapid succes- sion, (and in order of rank), the Dramatis Personnae of the Oberammagau Passion Play. He will now execute a double backward shuffle of the Charleston, in order to gain his balance, striking his head upon (a) one wash- stand, (White enamel), (b) one locker, (Steel, gloves neatly folded on third shelf), (c) one door-jam (reg.), (all doors to be provided with brass knobs). Wiping away the gore with his right (left) hand he will pro- ceed to the head of the stairs, stepping upon, in chronological order: one raxor blade (Gillette), one ' ictrola needle (Loud), one 3-02. wad of chewing gum, and one triangular portion of ' ictor record " Hearts and Flowers. " 3. He will now descend the stair or stairs in the following manner or manners: (a) " olplaning, (Forced landing), (b) By leaps and bounds, (bounds not to be exceeded. Leaps as under paragraph " f " reference " Bunk Tactics " ) (c) By banister. Asbestos pads mand- atory after Oct. 6, or. En Plein ' ol, fingers grazing the right (left) wall, with arm or arms eagerly out- stretched. Upon arriving on the first floor by (a), (b), or (c), of the above he will stand at ease in front of the bulletin board. (Illumination of bulletin boards will be by 40-watt lamps in order that all vtoed sleuths may be seen from that portion of his post visible from the area). 4. Upon being relieved, he will return bv the first available train. (The treasurer will advance him $15.00) Exception (a) When there are no trains. Exception (b) When he is not relieved. He will exped- ite his return being careful to sign same in the Social Register, kept in the registry office for that purpose. He will answer to his name in a moderate tone, (frequency of the vibration of the vocal cords not to exceed 36 vibs. per sec), and celebrate his return by assuming a horizontal position in his bunk, having been careful to step upon, in reverse order with the right, (left), (both), feet all government property mentioned in par. 2. these orders. Being embunked he will confine all nocturnal exercises to the throwing impartially of, (a) Field shoes, (b) spare basins, (c) Cooperative alarm clocks, at his room mate or room mates. He will now join in, with the aid of his room mate or room mates, the rendering of that sonorous sonata " Snores I have Torn Off. " (Extra Copies of this publication may be had from Cadet Joe Funnel at five Riffans the copy or from the Howitzer office at six dollars a year; West of the Rockies S6.60. II COLO% LITRES OF 1926 presented by Uncle Tom ON SUNDAYS ONLY TROqKAM FOR MONDAY, AUGUST iND I. " The Laundry Spike, a slit by A. Sheet Blanche A Lilynund Her Comforter A dyed-in-the-wool Puritan II. " Distemper " , by Airedale Three Foaming Acts III. " His Old Stamping Ground " or " On the Picket Line " IV. Shelley ' s Serenades I. No More Singing ......... Orcbestm 2.. I ' m In Love Army Mule Ocarinos Cadet Zephyr Harpsichord Cadet Player Hurdy Gurdy Cadet Crank Gittern .......... Cadet Pkke Zither ......... Cadet Plectrum Samison ......... Cadet San Hsien V. " The Third Reason " or " You Might as Well Get Married " Lt. Bhick himself Miss White herself Bhick and White itself VI. " Gasps " by A. Chaperons i ON SUNDAYS ONLY Editor ' s Note). The folloiving short explanatory remarks were suh»iittcd by the several authors of the acts appearing on the program of August 2nd. " THE LAUNDRY SPIKE " This clever little skit portrays the tragic demise of a stiff and starched voung Beacon- Streeter, who is horribly mangled in an accident at W ' u Fong Foo ' s, during a board meeting between the iron and our hero. Needless to say he was duly impressed, and never agam went out on an all-night tear. Impersonally, I consider this work my crowning achievement. " DISTEMPER " A beguiling little romance (if I do say it as shouldn ' t), fairly bubbling over with snappy outbursts from our furry friend. Alex, travelling incognito in his master ' s suitcase, almost causes his arrest by a froward Prohibition agent — —(but maybe you ' ve heard this one before). " HIS OLD STAMPING GROUND " A much applauded work which has received the stamp of approval of Dapple Greye, the well-known Percheron critic in The Daily Stall. The background is fairly splattered with the imprints of the author ' s forcible thrusts. The story tells of the adventures of a young fellow who thinks he has been roped in; but he soon finds that he has no kick coming. " SHELLEY ' S SERENADES " Worth a whole column in itself, but mere words cannot describe the " touche de maestro " that scintillates throughout the whole act. Offered his choice of any instrument in the en- semble, the average cadet would probably pick on the zither, but he would doubtlessly be left flat from the start in a competition with the illustrous Plectrum. ( THE THIRD REASON " ilv Black air ' herein the Fani make vou laus h. shady past replete with colorful touches that are sure to 6. " GASPS ' A really dirty collection of snarls from a perfect 43 in the third row center, who remarked in a cutting tone, after seeing the playful young stage darling mischievously pin petticoats on the limbs of the parlor Steinvvay, — " Lips that touch a cigaroot shall never roost be- neath my snoot. " You can imagine how I felt. II M li -I ;■ 1 II II li 1 TIM AIL GLIMPSES OF lyij I. Oil the Picket Line. (24 June 1925; dawn is at 12:00 Noon. Corn is shocked) Lift ro Right i or Kii ht to Left ' ) — Rabelais, James Joyce, Casanova, DadJy Browning, Eric Von Strolieiin, LcMarqui de la Palais de la Coudray, David Belasco, Aimee Semple McPherson. Suhtitntes— Red Moran, Dingba Saltus, Scartace Al Capone, Clarence Darrow, Aldous Huxley, Joe Funnel, Wavne B. Wheeler. INTIMATE GLIMPSES OF 1 17 Owe year later, cind the eleventh shot is only 2 yards short. SIP ORDERLY ROOM BALLAD " Come in. What can I do for you? " " Sir, take off a report or two. " " What are these grave delinquencies? " One is; Kissing a girl not his. " " You sav? " " Upon the balcony My girl loved someone splendidly. " " Two evils do not make a right. " " But this one kept me from a fight. " If that is so, I shall remove This one report you half disprove. " " And, sir, the other one is this: Calling a married woman ' miss. ' " ExpLun ■■ " Well, sir, she did not act As if she kept a marriage pact; And after all, her game of love. Her acts, belied the state thereof. " " Who was the girl who caused the strife, If I may ask? " Please, sir, your wife. " " Why, Mister Doe, you ' re too blase. Submit vour b-ache ri ht awav! " m J JOSEPH XERXES FUNNEL AT LARGE (Dead or AJive) 3RD TERM OSSINING, N. Y. JOSEPH XERXES FUNNEL!!! Joseph Xerxes Funnel!!! And those were the words he mumbled over and over again as he climbed the hill from the station 1913. What of it? That was the answer; and he would have rather been in Phila- delphia, but not that it made any difference. Joseph was the son of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Funnel. He has five sisters all named Aggie except Josie whose name is Alice. He has earned the ball consistently for Sing Sing and he has only suffered one injurv in three vears when he kicked off in his stocking feet Joseph has hosts of friends, a good humor, hidden talents as a musician, untold foot- ball ability (on the Intramural teams), an inherent perspicacity, etc., etc., etc.. Oh my god!, etc!!!!!! He leaves behind him hosts of friends, the Baumes Law, a hole in the ice, two collars, and the Service gains a good sport, a fine fighter, an efficient officer, etc., etc., etc., etc.!!!!!!! CHICAGO DRAG I PRICKLY HEAT 6 7 8 9 ID YEAST CAKES 543X1 CAMP ILLUMINA- TION DAGO FRANK PRUDENTIAL LIFE HORSTMAN GRADUATION OUTFIT DE RUSSy ' s LANE (sEPT. I4, igix) I 2. 3 A TRIFLE DIZZY 3 2. I ' f isiu ' itcr uf Xxtxmts CLASS OF I 9 7 I4ti| nf lime, U127 [iP.M. IN N. Y. City Prayer ... Bellhop Music of Yellow Cabs Reading of Declaration of Independence All concerned Music In a Night Club Oration Chamhetiuciid Review Night Club Chorines Music, " A Singing in my Head " Ear drums Salute to Broadway .... i.oo A.M. Curfew .oo A.M. WOMEN I HAVE LOVED I. There was May. She had long yellow hair and teeth. Her eyes were twenty-twen- ty if she cheated at the optical test. I met her on the balcony. She came out to get the air; I came out to borrow a match. I met her. I forgot to borrow a match and smoked anvwav. Mv cigarette burned down and I burnt mv hand as Carrie. She was a strong and athletic girl. One day I hurt my foot and she lifted me up to take me home. She saw a dumbbell and dropped me 4. There was Alice. She was a widow, but I did not mind that. What I hated was that she wanted to get married again. I put flowers on her husband ' s grave and went 5. There is my wife. She followed me to China. She is ambitious and wants a com- plete list of co-respondents. I ' ll have to get someone to keep her busy. Always humor a woman. 3. There was King Midas ' daughter. She melted at the sight of gold, so I never brought any before her eyes. After that I did not have a chance to bring any to her 1 ■ THE ACADEMY YOU ' RE IN A P.if c of FUXXEi.s frow the Pj. t i ' thefu ing home, i|or point Address, Scrap! " 1-loving Funnel as his right hand shows, in his famous Commence- ' Give Me Liberty or Bank Dick the young instructor Caught in this rare daguerreotype at the foot of the stairs in the 4th division as he was off for a racy evening of taffy ' pulling at the Stanhopes. Tom the empty Funnel In a natty stance, showing how overcoats really fitted when " Dick " was a mere stripling in the cutting room, and the Howitzer Office was in the cellar of the Boodler ' s. We hiive jound it quite unnecessary to title this picture mw The Smith Girl Shi s from a dour New England College, And always full Of hidden knowledge. She never reads On tracts or ethics If there ' s a chance To run athletics. hi Boston at The Copley-PlaZ.a She teas and talks Of M. Cai%av. Her Harvard boys Are Cantahridgians. And they don t speak To Princeton ' s minions. To Yale she goes For all the Proms And fills her talk With barbs and bombs. She just can ' t stand The Cornell men. And hates the West Point regimen. She always has a Way that charms. Her god is Harry Elmer Barnes. She SERIES OF SKETCHES ON THE COLLEGE GIRL t The Bryn Mawr Girl She shoivs much vigor In athletics And never needs The least cosmetics. She throws the hammer And the shot Still manages To talk a lot. On Sunday when We ' re hearing chimes Her picture ' s in The New York TIMES. She u ' alks most gaily Over mountains And never enters Soda fountains. With flat heeled shoe And ivoolen hose She breaks the winter Trails through snows. She ivatches football Year by year And knows the players Train on beer. She talks of ski-mg And of track — As yet I ' ve never Answered back. The Vassal ' Girl She talks most bravely By the hour. About the ivorks Of Schopenhauer. Of conversation She smooths the edges. By smoking all My Benson Hedges. She hates to dance To a victrola. But likes the books Of Emile Zola. Nor does she smile Or feel annoyed. When I would talk Of Doctor Freud. She talks of Paris And of Brussels The moonlight walks Gave her strong muscles. And so I found With what esprit she Takes in reading Freidrich Neit sche. 496 SHE i r II ll ' I III A Polite hexicon of Cadet Slang A Pictovhil Pyf.sanution of the Academy Argot with Especial Attention to Inferences, PopitLir Usage and Explanations, Showing all the Kaniifications of the Indigenous Idiom which make the Cadet Inarticulate to the Intellectual and a Roughneck to the Rhetorician. Ilhistnitt ' d by Martin Morin Ii eatcJ by ]oe X. Funnel II A.B. . . Area Bird. The Cadets one sees on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons walking north and south in the area. They are serving what is so quaintly termed punishment tours, received for an excess of demerits or from special punishment awarded by the Superintendent. The time of walking is two hours on Wednesday, three on Saturday. Honestly, there is nothing to do but walk, grow healthy and to hope for a visit from the Royalty. ABSOLUTES. . . The last or lowest members of the last or lowest section in any academic study. Les Immortels, the goats; they are the sort of men who get up before reveille in order to deadbeat longer. If one-tenth of the ingenuity shown by the Absolutes for dodging work was applied to their studies, all of them would wear stars; but unfortunately they believe that all that glitters isnot worth sewing on the collar. npany A.M.I. . . . The Morning or A.M. inspection made by the comp Tactical officer of everyc adet ' s room. This event is the occasion for much hiding of sweat shirts, golf sweaters and civilian clothes. Many a kicked laundry bag has revealed the clandestine cake, and often an unfolded towel has placed an unsuspecting cadet on the area. If you dust the wash stand, there are spots on the wall, and if you sweep the floor the mirrors are dirty. This is an occasion where the Tactical officers can ' t lose. AREA. . . . The quadrangle within the enclosure of barracks. Here ir is that the Commandant rules supreme, and the delinquent wend their weary way over the dusty gravel. We will ask you a conun- drum — If a con is a soiree and tour is a slug, what is ; ARMY CHILD. ... A Cadet whose father is in the Regular Army. One can always tell these Army children. They ride well, know all the visiting royalty, and know what Axel Slime ' 09 got his record slug for. Outside of being high ranking and wanting blue uniforms, they comprise 30 per cent of the Corps. ) A Busted Aristocrat. A cadet officer who ha s been reduced to the ranks as a disciplinary measure. They are usually reduced for one of two things: either the train was late or someone else was late. Defective vision is usually the reason offered in both instances. B-ACHE. . . A Belly ache, one might say, but really an explanation of a delinquency to an officer. B-Aches are, like the law, written, unwritten and common. A written B-Ache presages a visit to the Battalion Board and carries with it a cover charge of 4 and 4. Unwritten B-Aches consist in merely appearing before one ' s Tactical Officer and submitting to his methods. A Common B-Ache is one in which vou removed. BATT BOARD. . . The Battalion Board. A Board of three officers, the commanders of the Cadet Battalions, who sit as a summary court to pass and award punishment on all grave delinquencies. Only one cadet has ever bluffed the Batt Board and that occurred when he happened to use the word " Congressman " a bit loudly. The Board can make one testify, conduct small investigations, and, possessing all the functions necessary for administering com- plete justice, always disciplines all cadets brought before it. BEAST BARRACKS. . . The initial period of summer training for the 4th Class before they have joined the Corps and when " they are living in barracks. Even before one is classed as a lowly plebe, he must serve an apprenticeship as a Beast. A Beast must be re- minded to write home and to wash his teeth, and every evening he is visited by the Jollyco boys who give him a bath. Yea, he is watered and fed like preferred stock. B-FOOD. . . Breakfast food. Here at the Academy we are served alternately, hay, straw, crumbs and sawdust. Everv effort and every energy is bent to giving us healthful B-Foods, but as yet no one has ever considered how they might taste. Moreover, a cul- tured palate is a detriment to any Second Lieutenant. As a gentle reminder of how the Corps regards its B-Food, we might mention that the paste used in patching targets is also graced by the same B.J. . . Impertinent or flippant. B. J. has no literal translation nor has it any decent philology to speak of. It has, like the word blase, ruined at least fifteen other words around the Academy and reduced many a cadet ' s vocabulary by a quarter. Plebes only are classed as B. J. according to the degree of flippancy shown, al- though when a cadet attempts to match wits with an instructor he is spoken of as being B. J. also. BLACK BOOK. . . The Book which contains the Regulations of the Academy. Herein is included everything a cadet should know and doesn ' t want to. At first reading an outsider might think he had Sing Sing ' s Book of Etiquette in his hand, as the paragraphs all contain the " do not. " The exceptions are the paragraphs per- taining to extra instruction and other extraneous academics. BLIND. . . (i) Unknowing— without Knowledge, (i) Absolutely or completely — without reason. The first usage is always associated with females of the drag-able variety. Hence to drag blind, — meaning to escort a damsel to the hop whose physiognomy is unknown to the dragger. To drag blind deserves commendation; it is a sign of bravery, the mark of the socially intrepid, the leap in the dark at brightly lighted Cullum. There are only two types of cadets who do not drag blind, cynics and those in love. Both are impossible. In its second usage it is invariably associated with academic work. Hence to spec " blind " — meaning to memorize complcrcl k_ ind thout sense or reason. This is the basis of nine-tenths of the uc work. Stars are secured by a photographic memory, to wander into the scientific speculations of the meditative ; ruination. BOARD FIGHT. . . A recitation in which all members of an aca- demic section recite at the blackboard on the same subject. This is actually a race against time in which everyone starts out two units deficient and is supposed to end up with a 3.0. If the chalk and one ' s temper hold out, all may be well, but there is no way of telling what may happen after the word GO. The usual procedure for the instructor is to get everyone in a horrible stew, bawl them all out, report two men for not preparing lesson and then not give anyone a mark. BOLSHEVIK. . . A descriptive term applied to a cadet who has a thought a shade different than the rest of the Corps. Bucks are usuafly Bolshevik. They do not run with the group; they prefer to w.ilk alone. They are not exactly out of step, but they give many outworn accepted things a polite snicker, and hence, the military hat-throwers and Army children call them Bolshevik. BONE. . . To exert one ' s self to attain a certain object or end. " To bone " used alone usually means to study, or to desire greatly with an avid expectancy. In ' this connection might be mentioned the " boning " of a week-end leave or of the visit of some cow-eyed female. To define adequately this word in all of its ramifications is beyond the scope of this text, as the interpolations so clearly state. Its following uses are most common: BOOTLICK. . . To curry favor by advancing into the good graces of a particular person. It is always spoken of with derision and scorn, but, strange to say, 90 per cent of the Corps is addicted to this malicious practice. CHECK BOOK. . . To economize to such an extent that even one ' s roommates notice it. The epithet can only be brought forth by the continual and disconcerting use of other people ' s combs, towels, and toothbrushes. DIS. . . To make a special effort to avoid acquiring too many demerits. This act is usually in its crescendo all during First Class vear. It is quite useless, but we all hope to achieve something by it. MAKE. . . To strive for a position of rank. This is almost svnonymous with that of bootlick, but it is one degree up the scale from that acme of pocketed pride. All cadets secretly " bone make. " One can ' t get away from the fact that it is nice to wear something on one ' s sleeve and a plume at parade, and the men who howl the loudest in order to attract attention to their indifference " bone make " in their hc-.irts tlic licrccst. TENTHS. . . To w,hI, In. h uglier m.irks. It implies not only a burning of midnight oil, Init tlic t.iLirig of an unfair advantage in the classroom. To those ul intellectual activity, such is the remark applied. BOODLE. . . Confectionery — skags, anything edible. A cadet eats anything, hence Boodle is all-inclusive. Formerly Boodle meant contraband, but now contraband is, — well, being what it is,— contraband. FIGHT. . . A gathering of prehensile cadets, always unin- vited, to assist another cadet in disposing of his boodle. A Boodle fight suggests closed doors, secretive comings and goings and a smoky rendezvous after taps. The Tacs have never discovered one yer, and neither have most of the cadets. BOODLERS. . . The Cadet Restaurant in which all kinds of food, supplies, and implements may be purchased. It is located on the hill near the flag pole and is spoken of as Scottys ' or " The Club. " Above the merchandise mart is a room where wasp waisted vam- pires ply their nefarious practices, trying to drug the drags with Sasparilla and Aquazone. In the winter it is very popuh ' ' - ' ' summer it is also very popular. In the BOOTLICK. . . To curry favor. A dubious act which is always inter- preted in the wrong light. Everyone is accused of bootlii ' someone. If you hold a coat, open a door, or be in some way a bit more polite than ordinarily, the wrath of not only the gods, but vour classmates as well is heaped upon your head. While men do bootlick brazenly and consciously, the accusation is a hundred- fold more prevalent than the action. jme a military carriage upon the vocal suggestion . This term, for some strange and unaccountable reason has fallen into disuse. Formerly, " When I was a Cadet, " a brace brought sweat and an imprint on the locker door. Now it brings a snicker and not much else. BREAK IN (OUT). . . To enter (or leave). This choice bit of patois has nothing to do with larceny or modified burglary. It is used only when entering or leaving the hospital. Its derivation is in the fact that in the good old days the only minor ailment which entitled one to enter the hospital was a broken bone. To get out was al- difficult. (n) British Science, literally. lall talk or any superfluous mouthings which have no sense and less meaning. BUCK. . . A cadet ate. One who does not wear chevrons. The term is used in reference to first or second classmen. TO BUCK. . . (the verb) Means to resist in a stubborn and contumacious manner, as to " buck the system. " A buck often " bucks " and is hence a Bolshevik. To remain at the blackboa the ending of the class m: This tern n the section room so recitation impossible. bugle " originated in the days when classes were called and dismissed solely by the bugler. A cadet whose board was near the window often gave franric signals to the bugler to blow and end the agony. The story runs that General Pershing was an excellent musician. BUGLE NOTES. . . The title of the Handbook issued to the new Fourth Classmen bv the Y. M. C. A. See " Plebe Bible. " UGS. . . The ingredients or solid animal mat oyster stew, used in conn er commonly found in Sometimes the word is ection with anv variety of soup. The and " fish " are used to distinguish o drag " in the way of anointing Those of the vintage of ' 16 or ' hump " in Summer Camp. This II f ' H k tcm is Atekolw BUST. . . To reduce in r.mk, .is to ■bii-t " .in officer. A busted officer i.s a buck and invariably a B.A. Now if you have read this lexicon carefully you will understand all that. BL ' TT. . . A remnant — as the butt of a cigarette. Most commonly used in reference to tobacco in its rolled forms, although it may, I of a cadet ' s anatomy CHILDREN ' S HOUR. . . A period of study set aside every afternoon from five to si. for those men not proficient in their lessons. One takes one ' s books and goes to a section room for either study or instruction, which is, in the last analysis, merely a place to write letters surreptitiously. CIT. . . A civilian — one who is nor in the . ' rmy. To be a cit is the ultimate desire of every cadet from the moment he enters the Academy until the instant he graduates. No one is looked at with more longing and at the same time with more derision than the cit, genus collegian. CITS. . . Civilian clothes. What every cadet puts on the moment he leaves the Academy. Double-breasted — or Single breasted? That IS the question which has kept cadets awake and pocket books thin. At June and at Christmas, the talk is all civilian clothes and many a decision over a notched lapel has left a man piqued. CLEAN SLEEVE than private during h an who has not received any rank other career at the Academy. He has worn no chevrons; hence the clean sleeve. COAST WITH. . . The state of being in the Coast Artillery and being married at the same time. A dreadful business this Coast With; the butt of many a joke and the end of many an otherwise good officer. The staid love-bird often casts his soft boiled eye at this branch, and when he finally capitulates with much billing and cooing Hymen rings up another. " CO. " . . Pronounced " Ko. " A company or unit of the Corps such as " A " Co. or " L " Co. The lettered companies extend from A to M, and there is no " J " Company. Many newly-stationed officers have committed the unpardonable sin by asking for " J " Co. This is as bad as asking where the sleeves are in one ' s raincoat. COFFEE CORP. . . The Fourth Classman whose duty it is to pour the coffee, tea, and cocoa at the table. In the Mess Hall the tables seat ten men, at least two of whom are Plebes. The Plebes sit and eat at " Attention " and do all the dirty work of carving, keeping the table well supplied with food and drink, and delivering in- formation. Efficiency in this branch of the Plebe training is a real asset, and the Coffee Corp who can tell offhand the population of Cleveland, Anna Held ' s middle name, and the address of a good bootlegger in N. Y. is certain to be relieved of much bother. COLD. . . Completely or in an unlimited manner, absolutely. This word is one of the most common at the Academy. The girls are " cold maxes " the cadets " spec " everything " cold " and the in- structors give out " cold fesses. " In fact, frigidity is a bon mot and takes the place of heat and hot of a year ago. So things change; the red hot mamma is a cold max now, and the L. P. wench is a cold fess. COLOR LINE. . . Amateur night in Summer Camp. The entertain- ments put on every Sunday night during the summer encampment by the cadets for the edification of femmes, frat brothers and tin- cm tourists who m.iy stop. It is the weekly opportunity for the slam at the T.D. and life in general. The ]azz band plays, mos- quitos bite, camp chairs collapse and the Master of Ceremonies tells jokes in the dark to make them more recondite. COM. . . The Commandant of Cadets, the ruler of the Corps; the O.A.O. of the week-end leave; the approver (and disapprovcr) of permits; the Lord High executioner. At his word Cadets, and often a whole lot of Officers we know, tremble. He is entrusted with the Military education of the cadets, and as such he is head of the Tactical Department. One guilty of laches is always in fear of the Com and his henchman. COM ' S BACK YARD. . . The Area of south barracks where one sees the Birds walking on Saturdays and Wednesdays. We refer you to " Birds " and " Area " but just to show you that we are good for an antiphonal anodyne we ' ll say that: " At Oxford it ' s the quad, at Yale the Close " But here it is the A.B. ' s road " As the Chapel-hider knows. " CON. . . Confinement, the act of being confined to one ' s room ; punishn The of punishment here at the Academy is automatic. One receives demerits for one ' s delinquencies. When one has received over nine demerits in one month he begins to serve confinements for every demerit over nine until the number 17 is reached. At this junction in one ' s disciplinary career the demerits are rewarded with two confinements apiece, and the sum mounts merrily upward. From seventeen on, anything might happen (if one is very diligent in a lax way), and while one may be serving 41 confinements one month, the next month he will have inspection credit and be going on leave ... if he hasn ' t a CORP. ... A corporal in the LTnited States Corps of Cadets. Being a corporal is the lowest step in the ladder of advancement. While it only entails a guarding of the mess hall doors and the exposure of one ' s unbilical anatomy to the playful pummeling of all one ' s classmates, it is, in a word, the keystone in the arch of suck and the first step in a higher estimation of one ' s classmates. Corporals newly made are invariably condescending and hard on plebes. The plebes know that it will wear off and so does everyone else. The only people fooled are the corporals. That ' s why they are made corporals. CRAWL. . . To reprimand or rebuke in a very definite manner, giv- ing explicit directions to the person under surveillance. In the olden days, to crawl brought terrors to the heart of every plebe. It meant something then, but now in this enlightened age the rigors have_ waned and what was once au fait is now de trop. Tempis Fugit. The Corps has gone to Hell. C.Q. . . Call to Quarters. . . The period during the day when cadets must repair to their quarters and study or pursue various other activities. Call to Quarters is not, as one Vassarine so coyly told her roommate, a signal for the banking lesson, but it comprises all of the day and night with the exception of from three to six in the afternoon. Of course if you are on guard, walking tours, or in confinement, or reporting to the Batt Board, or caking extra in- struction, there is very little chance to utilize that portion of the J.H xvIiilIi is not C.Q. Whether one has to go to the reading room or see someone else in order to secure some work is of no import; to study is one ' s duty, and the cadets must stay in their rooms. Which is an instance of locking the intellectual door to see the brains jump out of the window. D. . . Deficient in one ' s studies. To be proficient and to enjoy the delights of Week-end Leave and the advantages of the sports squad, one must maintain an average of i.o out of a total of 3.0. That is, if we were marked on a basis of 100, the passing mark would be 66 and 1-3. Under i.o is " D " or deficient, and one receives red marks on the weekly reports. DAYS. . . A diminutive of the expression " How Many days until so and so? " In the Mess Hall of mornings the upperclassmen ask the plebes, " How about the Days? " and the plebes must tell the table how many days there are until graduation, furlough, Christ- mas leave, the Navy Game, etc. Usually some hard smitten swain at the table requires that the number of days until Josie Smack comes to visit him be announced also. DEADBEAT. . . An easy time when there is nothing to do, or one who evades a task or some work in order to spend his time in ease and leisure. They say summer camp is a " deadbeat " because there is little or nothing to do. Then, because one absents himself when there is a bit of grimy work, he is labelled " deadbeat " and envied by his classmates who were so unfortunate or not clever enough to have evaded the work themselves. DEMO. . . meaning demerit; the smallest unit in the system of punishment. All offences are rewarded with demerits and these demerits are impossible of removal. They count on one ' s gradua- tion standing, on one ' s disciplinary record, for and against week- end leave, Christmas leave and about everything else. See " Con- finement. " DIAGONAL. . . The short walk which runs from the French monu- ment (commonly known as the " Gold Tooth " ) to the North Banacks. It is restricted to upperclassmen only. Why, no one knows, but some of the Tradition Tommies might be able to tell you. DISCRIP. . . The term by which the subject Descriptive Geometry is affectionately known. This subject, studied in the Third Class (Yearling) year is ana- thema to almost all of the graduates of the Academy. It comes in that portion of the vear just before Christmas leave, and is the cause of more men staying here to take the annual exam- ination than one could shake a ground line at. To those who are adept in planal visualization, the subject is fatuously simple, but to those who do not understand it clearly it is like a closed book. There is no half way ground with this subject. Either one comprehends it in its en- tirety or it is an absolute blank. We humbly recommend that the subject be relegated to the Drawing Department where it belongs. DISSY. . . An adjective applied to a cadet who is extraordinarily careful in avoiding all acts which might be classified as delinquen- cies by the astigmatic Tactical Officers, It is, in its ultimatean alysis, a distinctly opprobrius term, and applied to those who only arc frenetically minute in observing the mores and folkways of the well-bred cadet. It is, however, perfectly legitimate to be " dissy " in order to secure a week-end leave or to avoid confinement when SHE is coming up. The philosophy of the average cadet is such, that the classmate who is " dissy " is looked upon with disdain, while he who is so fortunate as to get away with wearing a grey shirt to dinner is looked upon with admiration. DIV. . . The divisions of barracks in which there are about sixteen cadet rooms. Both barracks are divided into divisions, the division extending from the cellar to the top floors. On each floor there are usually four rooms in which an average of two or three cadets reside. DIVS are invariably noisy, dissonant and without the slightest privacy whatever. The theory is that all rooms are open to inspection at all times, and that while a man ' s home is his castle, a cadet ' s room is something to find quill in. DOMINATE. . . To command well or to order with the voice in such a manner that the order will be easily understood, immed- iately complied with, and expediously carried out. To be able to dominate is a gift which one is sometimes led to believe is born within a man. Some cadets make all the motions and go through all the oral manipulation necessary to put an order into execution, and still the men who are to obey the order, being privy to the fact that the officer cannot " dominate them, " comply in a most inefficient manner. DOUGHBOY. . . The Infantryman, the backbone of the Army, the man without whom no war can be won (T.R. 114-50), the actual occupier of the captured ground, the one whose mission is to close with the enemy and drive him back 1 also T.R. 114-50), the man for whom close order drill was devised. Here at the Acad- emy the instruction is essentially that of the Infantry, it being the most important branch of the Army. Incidentally, the Doughboys is the branch into which the majority of the graduates go, they having attained insufficient grades to rank anything else. D.P. . . Dining Permit. The automatic permission granted by regu- ations which permits one to dine with one ' s friends at either of the hotels at certain speci- fied meals. D. P., in many respects, is a great bless- ing, for one is allowed to avoid the meals in the Mess Hall. Then, too, it provides for much extra time which m.iy be spent in the company of the A.O., if only across a soup plate. To some cadets, D. P. IS a thing to be avoided. Not only does it often include a sole-scorch- ing walk down to the Thayer, but it very often includes a dumb two hours spent in the company of a maiden aunt or an erstwhile fraternity brother on his way back from Canada two or three sheets to the wind. DRAG. . . So this is what you have been looking for all the time? The first meaning is that which su ,. i!i,. . . nrnng of a young, or not so young, lady about the I ■ : ' • •. I meaning signi- fies the anointment of a cadet u 11 ' I , or shoe blacking for the purpose of celebrating and tuijiintiiiui.itiiig some important event such as the telling of a poor grind, one ' s birthday, or the attainment of chevrons. In the first instance (and often the last), dragging includes escorting to the game on Saturday, going to the looEi. Belic there are no D. P. ' I like II i »iikt (he i; jriTi m the Tiiinost al ikc .tay, t L lAaiojo.iktl Mwlbvrtjn- Btiiiltittooi of amcii Ei L ... It sptii jiicrtii ' DR1 ' E. . . to convey or conduct. To drive a section or a company means to give commands to it so that it will obey them with ctliciency and alacrity. Then again " to drive a plebe " anywhere means to send him to a certain place at a certain time. The word DRIVE has a million uses, its implication has but one. D.T. . . actually meaning double time, or a gait, about the speed of a jog trot used in the military service. To tell a plebe to " pick up a " D.T. " is equivalent to telling him to get the hell out in a hurry. DUCROT f The generic term applied to all plebes immediately up- on their entrance here. It is the name applied to any- thing that is not known, hence it is applied to plebes. One can imagine the cha- grin felt by some plebe who enters here with a big ath- letic reputation to find him- self called everything from Mr. Ducrot to Mr. Dumb- I willy for a year, never once [ hearing his Christian name. As a matter of fact, some plebes are so glad to hear themselves called anything, that they feel quite puffed up about it all. ELEPHANT. . . A cadet who has not qualified in dancing. This non-qualification does not mean, ipso facto, that because a man cannot suit the de- mands of the stringent dancing professor, M. Vizay, he is necessarily a poor dancer. Many an Arthur Murray has been kept after hours during the hot- test parts of summer for extra instruction in getting his feet into fourth position, while some of the most unco-ordinated specimens who ever crushed a femme ' s instep have qualified on the very first day. In general, however, the Elephant has some ucherie about him which the eagle eye of M. Vizay ays let get by, but this has only to Jo with the conduct of his feet music. DUMGUARD DUMBFLICKET DUMBJAZZ DUMBJOHN DUMBWTLLY DUMBNUZZLE, ETC. respect ENGINEER A term ap- plied to those who stand near the top of the class in any or all academic sub- jects. It is the antonym of GOAT. To be an eng- ineer means to be " hivey " and to receive consistently in one ' s work only the highest marks. First of all let it be said that the highest ranking men enter the Engineers. This is be- cause a very technical equipment of a high order is needed in this work. The Engineers!! They built the old cadet store and records have it that people came for miles around to see it when it was completed. It is a freak yet, for that matter. Then the Engineers are on record for h.ivini; hnih ,,iic ..I the first houses in Highland Falls. When this " .IS - ill 1 1 I, r I !i •. .IS inadvertently discovered that the necessary SI. Mi 1 ' :. ' the second floor had been omitted. Now, in s ' liii. I , i the term Engineer conveys with it that, altlidii-ii J |.i .1111 receives very excellent marks, he lacks some o( the otiier attributes which go to make the complete cadet, whatever that is. In other words, the academic work here is so fitted to his efficient mentality that he never sufl ers from intel- lectual malnutrition and can subsist upon a dessicated diet of cold spec for four complete years. As for allowing himself to wander into the speculations of a meditative mind — let us not say that he can ' t do this, — but that he hasn ' t the time. He leaves his imag- ination home, but he very well brings all he knows to class, and does uncommonly well as far as he can see. Beyond that he doesn ' t carej nor does he have to; it wasn ' t in the lesson and he ' ll have none of it. A visit to any first section will justify this analysis. As you have imagined, this is written by a Goat two units " D " in Ordnance. F.D. . . The full dress coat. The coat worn to all ceremonies and upon such festive occasions as visits from pere, mere, or the O. A.O. The F.D. coat is a species of straight-jacket, Ferris waist, brassiere, corset, spinal straightener, and torture implement all rolled into one. The Spartan boy who did the fox in his tunic had it easy compared to us. We are choked at the thorax, sawed at the neck, knifed under the armpits and stabbed with suspender fastenings. The F.D. coat used to be worn for all formations before the develop- ment of the present dress coat, and how the hardy cadets of the Mauve Decade ever used to stand it is beyond us. But it was seen that the strain was too much, and that torture and good marks did not join hands in academic work. Thus the F. D. coat was dis- carded. It will be about forty-three more years before it goes all together, for good sense, a fitness of things, and intelligence will prove that a cadet can still be military without being uncomfort- able, and that a man ' s posture is not judged by the amount of sweat that stands on his face. FEMME. . . A young lady; nothing more, often less. FESS. . . To fail utterly in a recitation; to receive an absolute failure for one ' s work, a zero point zero for the day. It is best to discount all the chronic " fess-ers " by about 80 per cent, but not when the word is used in reference to femmes and how they " went over " at the hops. The word here has a very sinister meaning and is very apt. Girls would rather suffer a lingering death than fess over in Cullum, although to look at some of them, one would prescribe a lot of ex ■ FIELD. . . The Field Artillery. Good artillerymen pronounce it " artirry. " The function of the " artirry " is to support the In- fantry, but as any " artirryman " will tell you, they won the war. The Field " Artirry " operates the famous " 75 " and the 155 gun. All heavier artillery is with the Coast Artillery, but why this is we cannot tell you. FILE. . . (a) Meaning a number or position on a list of rankings; (b) A man in ranks. From definition (a) we have the expression " to bone a few files " which means to strive to advance on the list of comparative ranking. Thus, a person who ranks above one on a list is " a couple of files up. " Definition (b) is from the drill regu- lations. Men in ranks are in two files; front and rear. If a cadet is a fine fellow and a " good Man, " (whatever that means), he is known as a " keen file. " This is the highest laudation that one can apply to his friends or to the officers on the post. FIND. . . To discharge for deficiencies in studies or in conduct. The Regulations say that, if at certain specified times cadets are found to be deficient, ' thev will terminate their residence at the Academy uiioii recommendation of the Academic Board. Cadets are " Found " in January and in June and some of them are verv glad that it really happens. FISH. . . Ye gods!! That which they serve in the Mess Hall on Sunday evenings. Better and more familiarly known as Sewer Trout, goldfish, or slime. To eat it is to mark one ' s self as extremelv voracious or as not possessing a cultured u ul.i. We ulll sav that FISH EYE. . . Tapioca pudding. This word is common in all schools, and shows how far and how widespread the aesthetic synonym for a dessert may travel. FLIRTATION. . . Flirtation walk. A walk which runs for about a half mile from the hotel down to the light house and rejoins the level of the plain near the ? Bachelor Building. In the good if.„- old days many a troth was plighted and many a girl re- cened her first kiss on Flirta- tion Walk. Now it is not the s han dell it once used to be, and in order to secure the proper privacy one walks up in the hills. ' On Flirtation Walk IS Kissing Rock, a rock which projects over the walk and under which all must pass. Not to kiss a kaydet when passing under the rock is to invite destruction, for, as any Yearling will tell you, it will certainly fall upon you. Men have been known to take advantage of this ' old old legend in order to secure a salute from one of the fair sex. Formerly, " it was quite the usual custom, but at present it has fallen into ' disuse. What the reason is for this I cannot say, but from empirical observations conducted by the Howitzer Board extending over a period of four years, I would say that it is because too many other places are offering higher class competition. FLANKER. . . A tall cadet who is a member of " A " company or " M " company. To be a flanker is immediately in one ' s favor ' , for the Hankers are reputed never to bone files, to be easy on plebes and to be politely indifferent to the more stringent demands of the academic department. Thus, flankers are rarely high-ranking, always congenial, and some of the best P.S. ' ers in the Corps. FORE! . . An exclamation or warning signal which indicates the approach of a golf ball, the Tac, the O.D., O.G., or any other form of peril. At the cry of FORE! one is supposed to look alive and take the proper measures for precaution. It has often saved a great many cadets from punishment and officers from embarrassment. FORMATION. . . The assembling of cadets companii or battalions. Parade is a formation, so is class, drill, a formation " means that one has to be present at some specific duty. This " I ' ve a formation " plea is the most outworn of all excuses proffered to the femmes, but what can they do? They think that West Point is so hard and the life so exigent, while as ' a matter of fact the excuse-offerer is merely having to march on Room Orderly or mount N.C.O.C.Q. Let us give a word of advice. When one ' s cadet begins to tell you he has to go to a formation take it, like applerice, with a grain of salt. FOUNDATION. . . That cold, cold day in January when the list of men who have been found deficient is published. See " Find. " Twice a year, in January and in June the list of those cadets who have not completed the course of study satisfactorily is published and they must leave the Academy. In Idiom, this word is used " to bone foundation " which means that a cadet is becoming slightly indifferent as to what may happen to him academically. FOUNDLING. of the process of Foundation. Found- n to the Academy with the next lower class. Those who never come taunchestback- ers of the Corps. The Corps nev- ven bu that ate means nothing; the spirit somewhere i n the crowd a voice will be heard clamor - ing, " Come on T Company! " the voice IS a bit thick and not com- pletely articu - FRIED EGG. . . The insignia or badge of the Corps worn on the Full Dress hat and on the dress cap. Fried eggs are just the things to give to femmes who aren ' t in the i ' cadets expected of i FURLOUGH. . . The leave of ten weeks granted to the Yearling Class upon their completion of their course of study. Furlough is the one thing which all Yearlings " bone, " and " bone " com- pletely. It is t heir heart ' s delight, and you can hear them bellow- ing about It every time a full moon puts in an appearance. As a matter of fact, one who has been on furlough always looks back and considers himself a darn fool for having expected so much out of it. It falls very, very flat, but no Yearling who is now reading this will believe it. Let him wait until August iSth, and then turn to these pages. Europe is the only solution. There one never knows whether he is on furlough or on probation, and the polite state is one of a fog. Furlough, as with all other things at the Academy, always fails to live up to what is They go home and find all the belles of yesteryear led and with offspring, and all their old friends of college days working in banks or sel- ling real estate. After two or three days of wandering around the old Podunk and wondering where in hell everything is, oblivion sets in and they start " boning " what they will do in New York during the week be- fore they come back. This, as you doubtless have guessed, also falls flat. GIG. . . A delinquency report or skin; or to report someone - 501 n i, yUg Ill I) fi fktilv 1 ..rt " r lib tor a delinquency. Gigs or ilclinciiiencies are the basis of the West Point disciplinary system. If one has dust on the table or is late to class he is reported for it and considers himself gigged. The gig is posted on the gig-sheet on the bulletin board, and then if one has a decent B-ache he goes in and B-aches the gig to the Tac. There you liave it all in a nutshell. Usually one has no B-ache and then demerits are awarded for the gig. If you get too many demerits. ... but we will explain all that later. GO. T. . . We must ask you to see the definition for ABSOLUTES, and there learn that the Goats are those whose indifference is only exceeded by their unacademic demeanor, and whose grossness is only inferior to their ingratiating qualities. GREY book:. The Book of Orders of the United States Corps of Cadets. The Orders are the printed mores and accus- tomed methods and practices of what the cadet will or or will not do. GRIND. . . loke, usually a bad one. The art of telling grinds or jokes is a very sorry business here at the academy, and to hear a good grind is a rarity or, rather, a miracle. On Sunday evening it IS the rule to have each plebe at the table in the Mess Hall tell a grind. Here is where the god of humor is crucified in the name of bootlick. The old bromides of Joe Miller are trotted out with distressing regu- larity, and the traveling salesman displays his wares •A a joke, all other pseudo- . If a story is good it etters are termed grinds GROSS. . . Awkward, clumsy, or dense. All plebes are gross. When one considers that some men are jerked out of high school at a tender age and forced through the four year course here with a Hickville background, is it a wonder that numbskull Napoleons and Podunk Vaubans are bred every year? Assurance is secured by wearing $60 boots and beer bottle trousers. Gross is the worst of disparaging adjectives which may be heaped upon the unsus- pecting head of Kaydet or plebe. See " Wooden. " GROWLEY. . . Tomato catsup. This is very red, and, hence, the verb means to redden or to blush. Growley is one of the condi- ments of the cadet mess along with Sammy and the rest. The verb " to growley " is used to the exclusion of the verb to blush. The use of the verb is usually accompanied by a generous dosage of the growley itself, or among more disciplined cadets, by merely hold- ing the growley pitcher up to one ' s face. Thus if one receives an extraordinary number of special delivery letters, say, the cry is for growley and every table in the immediate vicinity obligingly sends over the growley pitcher. Thus, at the completion of the meal we find the cadet surrounded by (and many times encased in), the vile stuff. The supposedly devastating innuendo used with the accompanying leer is the bellow of " Growley, please. " At this cry the victim generally hangs his head in flushed embarrassment and usually says, " Aw now, you stop, " or some other similar snappy come-back. GUM . . To mistake or to mess up or to create chaos. It has the usual common meaning. Here at the . ' cademy one hears " to gum up one ' s spec " which means that after a cold night spent in mem- orizing, your intelligence gets the better of you and you try to reason the thing our in class. Tliat is where the gum comes in. Gumming one ' s spec signifies that monkey wrench of memory with which the gears of percipiency are wrecked. The fjlebe whose duty it is at the table to keep Dar with the watc GUNNER. plentiful supply of food on hand. He corporal and the milk corporal, being one of the three plebes at the table who have to do all the dirty work. See milk corporal and water corporal. HELL CATS. . . The musicians who wake the Corps and provide the music for marching down to mess. They are, as a whole, admirable keepers of the rhythm, but there is always a bugle or so that flies off on a discordant tangent. It takes many a glare from the sergeant to get the wayward music maker back in ranks. HELL DODGERS. . . Members, officers and habitues of the Acad- emy Y. M. C. A. You will not be surprised to learn that the " Y " emy. It has learned its lesson from the War and keeps discreetl the background. No proselyting or evangelical hosannas t from its precincts. It conducts harmless meetings, has sexanagarian English professors address them, and relies on a couple of athletes on its Board to provide the necessary prestige. It is, as you have imagined, less than nothing, which is as it should be. H.I. CARD. . . The hours of instruction card, kept in every cadet ' s room, which accounts for his absence every hour during the day and night. On this card the hours when one attends class are marked with chalk; the more indeterminate activities of the cadet are checked off from a list which includes Bath, Barber, Church, Entertainment, Hospital, Sink, and Visitors Room. The only one worth checking is " Leave. " This, I may assure you brings a rye smile to many. HIV ' EY. . . A trait possessed by the Engineers which is responsible for the consistently high marks they receive. It is not to be con- fused with intelligence, although many an intelligent cadet is labeled hivey. Hivey cadets usually wear stars, carry overgrown slide rules and greet one with the scintillating bon mot of, " Say, wadja get in Phil last week? " HIVE. . . To grasp, perceive or to understand fully. Hive used in this sense always tends to lead the etymologist astray, for he reasons that if hive means to understand or grasp mentally, hivey is the adjective applied to a cadet who possesses that ability. Actually this is not so. To be hivey more than often signifies merely the retentiveness of the photographic mind, and the blind memorizing of the spec-oid. Thus a hivey man can tell you off- hand, without bothering to multiply it out, just how many shovels an Engineer wagon carries, where the company cobbler marches, and how many lands there are in a " 4.7. " HOP . . A dance or to dance. It is both a verb and a noun. Army hops are not at all like civilian Country Club dances, at least these Cadet Hops. To the West Point addict, or to the country girl up here for the first time, hops are a blaze of light and glorv — of shiny brass buttons and shiny noses, — of dashing young blades and bashing young duds — of colour, life, vitality and black and blue mark ' s from bell buttons. All this and more, for is not the balcony merely down stairs and as dark as an Ethiope ' s ear? To the self supposedly sophisticated cadet, a hop is only a place to go in order to stay up after 10:30 P. M. on Saturday night. It is a colligation of femmes who look like shop girls, act like automatons and all say the same things. Yes, there are exceptions, — I was engaged once too, but she broke my heart and I broke her jaw. Hops are always crowded, sweaty and over-chaperoned. The femme who has a perfect attend- ance is worthy of more than a re- cord; she ought to be allowed to go down in mines instead of a ca- nary bird. HUNDREDTH NIGHT. . . One hundred days until June, the day upon which the sun rises over the Mess Hall,- the show of that name. The most distinguished mark of looth Night is the Show, presented by the Dialectic Society, upon that day. This is the occa- ' sionforallO.A.O. ' s whohavebeen kept under wraps since Christmas to break their winter hibernation and thrill the Academy by their presence. It is the one bright spot between Christmas and June for the Plebe, Yearling, and Second Classman. I. CO. . .The cadet issue pull-over sweater. Originally the -f Company substitute for winter heavies — hence the name. It gives the most innocent cadet the appearance of an East Side gang- ster and a feeling of security. Prolonged wearing will bring out its worst characteristics as shown by the manufacturer ' s slogan, " You can tell it is real wool — it itches. " Beau Brummel says it should not be used where scratching is not in vogue. IGNORANCE AND GUMMERY. . . Ordnance and Gunnery. A polite introduction to the laws of interior and exterior ballistics, including a brief treatment of Le Due ' s and Siacci ' s equations, combined with the theory of gun construction and a brief descrip- tive treatise of American ordnance material. This is a course in which the cadet goes proficient because he is a First Classman and has already cost the Government Twelve Thousand Dollars. It is taught by the only department in which the " P ' s " do not use poop sheets. speci; the DJect they teach. Much is required, but little is expected. Every spring the Deparr- ment takes the First Class on a one week trip to all the arsenals and proving grounds in order that the cadets can have their pic- tures taken astride the sixteen inch guns. IMMORTALS. . . The cadets whose class standing is in three digits. A hierarchy composed of a group who believe they will pass the examinations somehow. Twice a year these demigods put on white gloves and with a funereal smile march to the examination, amidst the cheers of the mobs and the gritting of teeth. Now and then an immortal makes a perfect grade in a subject and is thrown, Lucifer-like, over the ramparts. The immortals can tolerate the digression of companions only as long as they remain deficient. JUICE. . . The study of the subiect of Electricity. It is one of the institutions which supports the rule of jiiecc Acniallv it is a verv valuable and nircrc-.rni- courvc, h;n d: ■■ r, omc of the " P ' s ' " ' handle it one ni iiM tliinl, tli.it II ■ ' ■ • ' I ' - n i phi.i ' s Lover. Even under the h.niJiL.ip ii I..I.1.!: ' . n ini. ;.. ,, ili.mks to Col. Robinson, to m.initain its standing .is tlie best course in the Aca- KAYDET. . . A cadet. One of the nation ' s pampered pets that sort of thing. KEEN FILE. . . See Prince or File. Redundancy is boring. LAUNDRY SPIKE conielincs-. is siil emy marking sy failing to prepare week-end, — that which A female employee of the Cadet Laundry. She holds a unique place in the heart of every cadet. Many a cadet feels the divine afflatus of romance when he reads the name " Annie, " or " Sadie " on his laundry slip, and then cusses loudly when he sees his white trousers with the last button gone. All in all, the laundry spike has done more to keep cadets clean than the Society for the Prevention of Vice. (The Society for the Pre- vention of ' Vice has never done anything to keep cadets clean.) LIMITS. . . An imaginary line sur- rounding the reservation. It is gifted with the magic quality of shielding Kaydets from the sins of the world. It marks a plot where a gray uni- form does not signify a bell-hop. It is where ' West Point ends and the world begins. n c, gcnerically, anything distasteful .pithct .ipplied to blind drags whose irked of the basis of a 3.0 (the Acad- would be a Batt Board offense for ' . femmes are the sine qua non of the es Cullum look like the interior of Terrace Garden during the John A. Haas Political Association Annual Ball and Get-Together. Uncouth as we all are, it is usually safe to say that when a cadet comes on the floor with his Blind Drag; " Both are young and one is beautiful. " Originally, " L.P. " came from the expression, " Ladies of the Post, " which admirably shows what an enticing social life we cadets pass during the in- terval between week-ends. MAIL DRAGGER. . . A Fourth Classman who runs from the first to the fourth floor gloating and veiling, " Sir, there is no mail for this division! " An .iddinon to the list of " People VJe Could Do Without. " Our Engineer computed that in twenty years the total number of letters delivered by all the " Mail Draggers " was four newspapers. MAKE. . . A cadet officer, or to make a cadet an officer. M. X. . . Completely, entirely or to the highest degree, superlative. An adjective used to modify the appearance of a woman with the beauty of Helen of Troy, the speed of Atalanta, the mentality of Sappho and the willingness of Circe. The Academic Department uses the word as a noun to denote a perfect grade, but few cadets have the opportunity to use it thus, except in envy of Hans Hol- mer. (See Biography Section). MEDICO. . . An officer in the Medical Corps. A commissioned doctor. The person we have ro see to get excused from that hard writ in Engineering. The medicos are in charge of our health. Thev vaccinate us, swab us out, drill, blast, and cut. . " V competent medico can, in thirty-eight seconds, diagnose anything from sleeping sickness to angina pectoris at a mean distance of six yards. The usual manner of treatment is the trial and error method. A cadet reports to Sick Call violently ill. The medico prescribes either (a) salts, (b) quinine or (c) paints his throat with iodine. If the cadet never comes back there has been no error. If he comes back horizontally, the medico must stand trial. The medico ' s coat of arms is a tongue depressor I - If I lit Pit- IIItiillitllliDJ I oi lit world, ipyrai- 1 Wl-liop. I r.iiiip.mt with four colored orderlies cou- ch a n t. Seriously, though, the medicos are the keenest files in the Army. MIDDY. . . A midship- man, United States Naval Academy, our brothers in arms, over whom a victory in football has become quite MILLIONAIRE. . . A First Class private who marches in ranks with a song on his lips, has his cap tilted to a slightly rakish angle, is nonchalant and po- ssesses no worry. He is the terror of plebes and Tactical Officers, the daddy of the Yearlings, ana an envied comrade of Cadet Officers. On the " millionaire " the very life and death of all plans depend — he stands with his hat thrown back and his thumbs up or down, a criterion of all things. He is unap- proachable; even the plebes will fight for him. His name came from the platitude, " People Worship Money " and the First Class- man has been borrowing on hearsay ever since. Also " a millionaire has no worries, " and no one has seen a First Class private using the midnight electricity to find a way to do " squads right " in one count. In fact he seldom worries about doing squads right at all. MISSOURI NATIONAL. . . This is not what you think it is. If it was, we couldn ' t print it. Missouri National is the name of a tune that grew from the belief that " Faith can make clouds. " When this tune is whistled clouds, rain, and w ind gather to pro- test, cadets smile, mobs waiting to see parade curse, and, as the last note of the " Missouri National " lingers like a caress, it is joined by the merry clink of poker chips. MUCK. . . The summum bonum of Strongfortism. There are in- numerable methods of acquiring muck. Football, wrestling, and boxing are strictly conventional. However, the more imaginative spirits scamper through the hills, climb Cro ' Nest, chin on the shower curtain bar, or even practice the Charleston. Any exercise that will develop a scrawny frame into the acme of physical perfection has its devotees, i.e., muckers. N.C.O.C.Q. . . The Non-commissioned officer in charge of quarters. The personal representative of the Tactical Officer, who curses our fair readers when their escorts sign out " Hop with Ex-Ex-Ex. " The N.C.O. ' s duties combine those of janitor, bell-hop, hotel detective, clerk of the court, and chambermaid. His execution of them is marked by the apathy affected by second-classmen, and the irresponsibility that characterizes yearlings. (For Hop Ex- Ex-Ex see " Hop " ). O.A.O. . . The one and only — Her; generally a charming specimen of femininity with a C plus intelligence, who telegraphs one " You come to New Y ' ork and I ' ll meet you there. " An O.A.O. will visit West Point on the slightest pretext, just to make some Cadet stand in the Sally Port and hold her hand on a day when it ' s so cold that the M. P. ' s have to run to keep warm. The only reason the cadet endures it is because he has it straight that when her breadvvinning parent dies she ' ll inherit three million dollars. T.it ' ■• ' ' ii.iining gets the idea that the Corps and in a dis- of duty. Not ct, report and ' s we will feel the needs and desires .1! ' ( ,, , ' ,, ,,, TAC), Tactical Offin 1 , . ! 1 .. ' ; persists when they bn.i: . 11: I,,: ' |. 1, , quietly in his office, [ 1 1. . , (i 1 iniiiiL.li.itcK that he is the house iLi ■■ . . .i !■ n ii IVulilU, .uid must undergo a Stciiu. : ,; .m, ,piiiiiMliy ciplinary way, durmu In. r Ami -i,.iir hour tour content to live and let Inc, the O. C. must inspe admonish. Doubtless, when we later become O. C. the same way about it, but now the burdens that seem to rest so heavily upon the poor but padded shoulders of the T. D. ' s-on- duty, seem like so much trash and nuisance to us. O.D. . . The Cadet Officer of the Day. O.G. . . Cadet Officer of the Guard. He has all the troubles and worries of the O. D., not as many responsibilities, and many more duties. He sounds all calls, rings the bells, delivers our tele- grams, and helps the O. D. OID. . . A suffix denoting state of being, an agent or doer. Thus quill-oid means one who quills, hop-oid one who chronically attends the hops, but sinkoid is not one who sinks, but that article of apparel which is worn to the sink. These three are the more familiar of the usages. P-RADE. ade; West Point ' s best known forma , comprising one band, twelve hundred cadets and five thousand visitors. Pa- rades are for the benefit of the visitors only. The band plays, the cadets curse and sweat, while the visitors undergo an emotional eruption, after which they all return to their homes one hundred per cent Americans and ready to vote the straight Republican A profe or instructor 1 Academic Depar . The Police Inspection of rooms five minutes before breakfast. s usually the signal for the post-reveille sleepers to glimpse the vn, say, " God, I ' m sleepy, " and begin to put on trousers and ss-coats over their pajamas. The police part of " Police Inspec- i " has nothing to do with the Strong Arm Squad or the Pell :et Protectorate. For clarification we refer you to " Police. " ous condition of servitude. How a cadet earned his living when he had to work. The quality of P.C.S. ' s extant throughout the Corps is by no means strained. Seated side by side in the Mess Hall you may find an ex-modiste and a Puddler ' s Help- er. A Plcbe with a twenty inch chest and the physique of a canary bird always turns out to be a stevedore, while the horny handed Cro-Magnard with the twenty-four inch biceps invariably breaks down and confesses that he was a bric-a-brac mender in civil life. P.D. . . Pennsylvania Dutchman. Anyone from Pennsylvania. Although ethnolo- gists say that the true P.D. is found only in the eastern part of the Keystone State, the cadet ciraws no such fine anthropological distinction. From the winter winds of Erie to the perfect pretzels of Reading— they ' re all P.D. ' s after they take the ferry at Garrison. I ' HIL. . . N.itural and Experimental Philosophy, an intensive one-vear course devoted to a discussion of the statics of a particle and of a rigid body, the general conditions of equilib- rium, composition and resolution of vectors, moments and couples, the kinetics of a particle, laws of accelerated motion, both translatory and rotational, moment of inertia, motion of projectiles, elasticity and gravitation. This is studied in combina- tion with a series of lectures on vibratory and harmonic motion, hydrostatics, hydraulics, and wave motion. The latter part is devoted to optics, including a discussion of reflection, refraction, spherical and chromatic aberration, achromatism, interference, diffraction gratings, wave length measurement, rachonr energy and spectrum analysis. The more advanced work of the second semester is devoted to the general kinematics and dynamics of a mass point introducing the potential function, the principles of interval displacement in holonomic and nonholonomic systems, and D ' Alembert ' s equations of dynamic equilibrium. Now don ' t sav this hasn ' t been made clear. PIPE. . . A deadbeat, some sweet reali look forward. It is used both as a or to anticipate or to id as a noun. Piping is the cadet ' s greatest and most important pastime. Ours is a vicarious existence; we live on such stuff as dreams are made of. We are continually piping something; as plebes we piped Recognition, as Yearlings, Furlough, as Second Classmen, being First Classmen, and as First Classmen, Graduation. As yet, nothing that was ever piped by cadets ever came up to what was expected of it. Always Furlough has fallen flat. First Class year is a gripe. Recognition doesn ' t mean a thing and flying at Mineola isn ' t all what it ' s all cranked up to be. When ' the Corps faces reality and actually begins to think instead of pipe, then, and only then, will something noteworthy come from these hoary walls of discipline. PLEBE. . , A Fourth Classman. A cadet who never wears his hat correctly; whose shoes should be shined a little better than they are, whose dress coat always has spots on it; whose trousers are never pressed to the satisfaction of his lords and masters, the upperctassmen; and who expects every member of the First Class to be an oracle to answer his numberless questions. He takes a hOM stand up nd only half a day to learn how to fall down and slop. Plebes are of two kinds: those who can tell a scrimmage line from the goal posts and those who can ' t. The former never heard of Bach and the latter never heard of Rockne. The former are brilliant enough to remain only for the football season and then depart on request; the latter are fools enough to stay here four years and graduate with Honors. Sic Transit Gloria! PLEBE BIBLE. . . Bugle Notes, a publication issued yearly under the auspices of the Academy Y. M. C. A. for the benefit of the incoming class. It constitutes the Fourth Classman ' s Book of Common Prayer. Each year a new edition is printed, but the only thing that ever really changes is the date on the cover. There is always the fatherly heart-to-heart article by the First Captain, the definition of " leather, " the number of lights in Cullum Hall, six pictures of Battle Monument, eighteen vignettes of a Cadet Captain in Full Dress, and twenty-three Fried Eggs with the whites well beaten and mixed with the words " Duty, Honor, Country. " Staticians have estimated that, since iSoi, fifteen thousand plebes have wasted two hundred and sixty-five thousand hours reading the Plebe Bible. The onlv other thing that a Plebe Bible needs is a handle. The handle would be an aid in throwing PLEBE SKIN. . . The first uniform issued to the Fourth Class upon entering. It is a ready m.ade affair and looks like it. To the plebe : feels like an imperial toga. To the Detail it is merely something upon which soup spots colle ' .M.E. . . Practical Military Engineering. This Department ' s existence is justified solely by the fact that it forces upon the ca- dets two more books beautifully bound in red leather ($10.00 F. O. B. Cadet Store). The practical part of this course comprises board fights on such problems as " What will a 100 foot steel t.ipe read on a day when the temperature is 62. degrees F. daylight saving time? " The answer is, of course, " Elmer Gantry. " P. M.E. LUNCH hich cade put up 1 rrv when nothing had to eat. It is trie cardboard bo. , which always falls apart at the precise moment when your best dress trousers are in such a position to break the fall of (a) an egg, (b) two sandwiches, (buttered side down), (c) a pickle and (d) a greasy piece of cake. P. M.E. lunches are carried and eaten on all football trips and often appear on otherwise respectable occasions. The P. M.E. part comes from the words " Practical Military Eng- ineering, " during the surveying course of which, these lunches were once served. PODUNK. . . The Home Town— the place where you were a leader in your set. This place is always flaunted as a Valhalla of delights where one w-alks a block from the main street and finds himself lost m an impenetrable wilder- ness. Also the home paper i-hich ally four pages of semi-monthly news heralding the coming of the Joshua Crabtree, and mingled with corn cure advertisements and the latest doings of the local hooded hoodlums. POLICE. . . Originally this word signified a process of cleaning something or making it presentable, as to police the barracks or the company street. The word has, however, taken on a wide variety of meanings denoting any unpleasant separation of a cadet from anything else. POOP SHEET. . . Any page of printed or written matter; usually something to be memorized, as the solution of a problem. The difference between a line officer and an instructor at the U. S. M. A. is a poop sheet. Hence the expression, " Helpless as a Phil ' P ' without his poop sheet. " POOPDECK. . . The balcony above the door of the south guard house upon which the O.C. stands when in a completely Napol- eonic mood. From these Icarian heights he casts a cold and fishy eye on class formations and makes caustic comments upon the military conduct of the cadets. More often he descends to the level of writing these comments down, and then, like ham actors, we read about them. lie man who is a previous supposed to be a Guardian ■ince. He is at once your ne recognizes him by the runs as soon as one recog- PRED. . . A contracted ten appointee from your o 1 Angel, but rarely is 111 • council of war and pn .i words, " When I was a pic nizes him. PREVII. . . A premature event, or to occur sooner than is expected. The common expression is " to run a previi, " which means that one intends to go somewhere early. Thus one runs a previi on going to the hop or on taking a train when going on leave, but 506 i ttktonti- ' o; uio oo 1 " li: .Ijtte ' ' the speed PRO. . . Proficient or passing in one ' s studies. The opposite of " D. " To go pro and stay consistently so, one must have a little ol Houdini in his body, Einstein in his brains and Judas in his soul. In going pro throats are cut, and when it ' s a particularly difficult lesson even vour best friends won ' t tell vou. or about the post; to drag a femme; to pay a types of P.S. ' ing; hasty, deliberate, and per- The hasty variety is characterized by the visit of Susie Blotz who went to High School with you back in the days when you were president of the Sophomore Class. Susie always arrives just as you have stepped in the shower bath. If you knew Susie like we knew Susie you ' d stay in the shower and go down the drain with the rest of the suds. The Deliberate Variety is always the result of a Furlough or Christmas leave romance. She comes to visit you during the football season. Oh yes, she ' ll be on time; she arrives ten minutes after the last goal post has been torn down. And last we have the permanent " P.S., " limited to engaged couples only. A description of this is beyond the scope of our text — our censor is S. JACKET. . . Identically the same thing as the F.D. Coat, the definition of which you will find herein. QL ' ILL. . . A gig or skin — to repor for something; the report itself. Quill is synonymous with gig which you will find in the " G ' s, " but at which it is doubtful you will look after having been told so much already. QUILLOID. . . One of the Academy Throat Cutters; a cadet who rises to greater heights over the broken bodies and chevron- striped sleeves of his fellow cadets. One who places files above friendship and attempts to ruin the conduct records of his com- rades in order that he may benefit by the contrast. A quilloid is a self-appointed stool-pigeon for the Tactical Department, and an agent provocateur of the Battalion Board. Of course, he reported you because it was his duty, and also because he thought it put him a file higher on his Tactical Officer ' s rating sheet. R. Nlv. . . Military Standing, the sine qua non of privilege in the . rmv; also the reason why all Second Lieutenants always attend the Bridge party given by the Colonel ' s wife. Everyone in the . rmy ranks someone else, and is in turn ranked by someone. He who ranks you never lets you forget it. RECOGNITION. . . The symbol of the metamorphosis from plebe to upperclassman; the day on which it occurs, also the hand- shaking ceremony with which it is celebrated. RECOGNIZE. . . To place a plebe on the same status as all the other men in the Corps, co shake hands with him, to treat him as " a hume bing, wot it ' s called by us an opperclazzman. " See Recog- REGS. . . The Regulations, U.S.M.A. The Word, The Law, The Ten Tablets, The Great Book of Conduct, Behavior, Etiquette and Ethics of the Corps of Cadets. The Corps lives its life and shapes its every move by the Regs. No one obeys the Regs because he thinks the Regs should be obeyed. REQ. . . Requisition, a monthly compilation of all .unties, useful and useless, that a cadet wishes to purchase on his Cadet Store account. This list must be submitted to the Company Tactical Officer, who never fails to change the " 5 pencils, lead, " to " 2. pencils, lead, " but who always allows the " Gloco " and " Aqua Velva " to go through approved. REVERSE. . . The opposite of bootlick, the state of being persona non grata. " To bone a reverse " means to fall on evil wavs, to make a poor impression, or get in the bad graces of someone. It has nothing at all to do with the shifting of gears. RUNT. A Cadet member of the Homo Sapiens who is so short in statue that he can put on a high silk hat and walk under a measuring worm. A Runt, realizing that he is hardly visible to the naked eye, believes in creating enough disturbance to insure his being noticed at all times. They become so raucous and annoying that they are always segregated in a separate battalion where they can disport themselves without disturbing normal people. A visit to a Runt division always reminds one of a first trip to the Monkev House at the Bronx Zoo. SAMMY. . . Syrup, molasses or Sorghu of descrii ion. An important condi trousers are pressed. Roon a vie gourraanre of all cadets. Civilians use Sammy for cooking and baking, but a Kaydet uses it as Worcestershire Sauce. It is eaten on Country Sau- sage, roast pork, scrambled eggs, and would be eaten on creamed calf sweet-breads, if we had the creamed calf sweet-breads. S.I. . . Saturday Inspection — the Tacti- cal Department ' s Red Letter Event. Floors are swept, the mantle piece is dusted, clean sheets are displayed. The rifle stocks are scraped and pol- ished, the Tar Bucket looses its tarnish, and the B plate, unlike the Leopard, changes its spots. The extra bag of laundry is carefullv hidden behind the bath tub, the undershirts are neatly arranged in the locker, and equipment are immaculate. You feel confident you are perfect. The Tac will be favorably impressed. Ah! he approaches — that light in his eyes is appreciation and approval — he is about to speak — to commend you on your good appearance. He speaks — " Report this man for collar not properly adjusted. " Sic Semper Saturday! SHORT. . . This word has a wide variety of special meanings. When applied to an officer, it means that he is tyrannical and unfair, that he is unable to be " hard " and still hold the respect of his inferiors. When applied to a cadet officer it means exactly the same thing. When applied to an instructor it has a similar mean- ing. When applied to a written review, it denotes that the writ was unreasonably difficult. SKAG. . . A cigarette— what every cadet always wants, and what no other cadet ever has. In the early days of the Academy ' s exist- ence, no mention of cigarettes was found in the Regulations. However, as soon as it was discovered that cadets were smoking skags and apparently enjoying them, they were promptly tabooed, which meant that the per capita consumption of cigarettes shot skyward, and the new regulation became the butt of many jokes. About ten years ago the ban on skags was removed entirely, so that today the only way to show what a devil of a fellow you chew tobacco in chapel, or ride a horse into the SKIN. . . Not the skin you love to touch. See gig. We really hav- en ' t the room to repeat ourselves in this limited space. SKIN SHEET. . . See Delinquency Sheet. SLIMY. . . Declasse, gaga, — violating the dictates of good taste. This adjective, when applied to anecdotes, signifies that they are the type of stories habitually told in Y. M. C. A. locker-rooms and country club shower baths. When applied to a cadet, it means that he wears the same trousers to Chapel that he wears to the Rid- ing Hall, and that his laundry bill averages ten cents a week. SLIP STICK. . . The Engineer ' s crucifix, the Goat ' s salvation — a slide rule. A Goat carries a slide rule as a necessity, the Engineer uses it for mere convenience, but worships it as a symbol of future greatness. The Goat Slip Stick is an unpretentious affair ten inches in length which performs simple multiplications and divisions, while the monster twenty inch Log-Log Duplex Triple Simplex Polyphase carried by the Engineers has " an astigmatic ten power Cf.013) reading glass and a bell which rings when the correct answer to any problem is obtained. SLUG. . . Special punishment awarded by the Superintendent for offenses of a more culpable degree. The theory of awarding pun- ishments (they are always " awarded " ) has for its basis the hypo- thesis that retribution, like all Gaul, is divided into three parts. Hence a slug consists in (a) Humiliation, by reduction in rank (if the victim has any rank), (b) mental torture, in the form of special confinement, and (c) physical discomfort via the area. (See Area and Punishment Tour). The special confinement is a bit irksome at first, but when terminated, it only intensifies the pleasures of renewed liberty. The punishment tours are like reveille; after the first fifty you accept them as a matter of course. SLUM. . . The staple diet of the Corps. This flocculent semi-liquid effluent is supposed to contain all the necessary elements of a bal- anced ration. Doubtlessly it does, — its sinister appearance leads one to believe that it might contain almost anything, even a vet- erinarian ' s certificate. Slum is made by subjecting beef, onions, and carrots to the aerobic action of certain bacteria, which convert the ingredients into a sludgy seepage rich in nitrogenous matter. Anaerobic bacilli then liberate the hydrogen sulfide, and the Corps reports to the hospital at sick call. SNAKE. . . A devil with the ladies, a Harpy of the Hops, a nuisance to the N. C. O. This term is equally applicable to the callow Casanova who spends the coldest day in winter on Flirtation walk, or the tyro Terpsichorean who always signs out Ex. Ex. Ex. to go to the movies. The Snake disappears on Sunday morning and returns at supper, dripping tea from every pore after aSaturnal- ian orgy with Toast Melba and Sunshine Biscuits. He spends his time in barracks composing sentimental verse for his latest billet- doux, or writing out picnic permits. His most treasured belongings are a trunk locker full of letters, a bottle of Glo-co and a quart of Listerine. SOIREE. . . Any disagreeable task or duty. This usage harks back to the Eocene era of Array social life, when all uniforms for the more festive occasions were designed with discomfort as a prime requisite. Hence, a soiree meant three hours of slow suffocation under a ton of gold braid. Gone are the garrote collars and the guildcd trolley cable from around the Subaltern ' s somewhat abra- sive neck, but the word Soiree has remained, and, like the long gray line, it covers a lot of ground. SOUND OFF. . . An essential part of the equipment of all Radio Broadcasters, Grand Opera Stars, and Soldiers. A mighty bellow, — deep and resonant, or the act of producing same. A successful officer must possess three things — Brains, Brawn, and — Sound Off. When the acting adjutant orally publishes the guard detail, and in doing so, breaks three windows in the Bachelor Building by the sheer volume of his lusty voice, he is said to have a good sound off. SPEC. . . To memorize blindly and without reason. When under- standing and comprehension fail, spec will save a Kaydet every time. It is not so much what you know as just how you know it; if it wasn ' t in the lesson it is valueless. We learn by rote and worship what is in the text books. Many a fair intellect has been slain on account of an over-looked typographical error, and any number of " P ' s " will tell you that it is best to learn " by the num- bers " after all. That is the way fAc did. It ought to be good enough for us. Oh, Spec! what spotless minds are stunted in thy fair name! SUB-DIVER. . . Sub-division inspector. A First Classman, detailed by roster, who inspects at taps to see that all cadets are tucked in the proper beds, and again at Police Call to see that all beds are made and floors swept. He ' s a combination of the house detective with the squeaky shoes, and the college monitor (or the Merrimac). Old grads will lament the fact that guard is no more. So will we, TAC. . . An officer, a member of the Tactical Department who commands a company of cadets. A Tac exercises the combined functions of a Drill Mas- ter, a Police Matron, a Dormitory Dean, and a Justice of the Peace. He inspects barracks day and night, and holds his own court where he indicts, arraigns, tries and con- victs. He is Judge, Jury, Prosecuting Attorney, and Clerk of the Court. He is ever ubiquitous with his pencil and delinquency blanks. A Tac is a terrible person — beastlv bore, don ' t cha know? TAR BUCKET. . . An instrument of medieval torture, a throw-back of the days of Torquemada. It was designed by a Cuban garrotero, and modelled after an obstetrician ' s crania-clast. To the week- end visitor it is a snappy piece of head-dress; the Regulations call it a Full Dress Hat. Forty-five minutes in a tarbucket, and you can undergo the Mafia ' s Death of a Thousand Cuts with a smile and an Egyptian Deity. After wearing this article of uniform for five minutes you are a ten-to-one shot for a case of senile gangrene in the upper neuron. It ' s the Devil ' s Derby and the Bowler of Beel- zebub. T.D. . . The Tactical Department, whose duty it is to make us soldiers, as distinguished from the Academic Department whose excuse for existence is to make us scholars. The ' Tactical Depart- ment enjoys the greater success — no brains are required to make a soldier, while making a scholar, is, at best, a hazardous under- taking. The members of the Tactical Department are the only people who knock at one ' s door, and then enter without invita- tion. Further than this, they constantly make nasty slurs about one ' s housekeeping, dress and general demeanor. For it is apparent that the Tactical Department are boorish fellows. li P n I TENTH. . . Gcncrically speaking, ii tenth is the limit ot the m.irk- in_e system at West Point. In reality, it is an institution by which men who were formerl)- peaceful quiet civilians are transformed into throat cutting maniacs. The true West Pointer has but one God, Files,— and Tenths arc the prophet. He would not for a moment consider the foolish business of acquiring knowledge. Tenths are the only worthwhile acquisition. As long as the tenth sheet is well garnered, the question, " How much am I learning? " never enters his double-riveted mind. TENTH A ' ENUE. . . A narrow veil between two barren peaks of pedagogical pediatrics; a deep crevass between two piles of edu- cational excresence; the street between the East and West Aca- demic Buildings. The name Tenth Avenue generally confuses strangers. The outsider wonders where the other nine avenues are. Thank God there is none but Tenth Avenue. It is called " Tenth " Avenue, because it lies between the two buildings wherein men ot prev und mind work themselves into a dervish frer ling the Fata Morgana of Tenths. Exactly what it means. See tenth and specoid TENTH HOUND, and spec. TIE-UP. . . See gum. TIN SCHOOL. . . Any military school other than the United States Military Academy. A place where foolish parents send their unsus- pecting children to prepare them for ts ri ciin dt utrrt at our own beloved institution. After four years at a tin school the flaming vouth reaches that state of Megalomania where he feels his hand Itching for the Marshall ' s Baton; if he allows his better judgment to prevail, he returns to his native heath and becomes a respected officer in the National Guard. But it more often happens that his mentality has taken on a permanent ser, so he chooses between suicide and West Point. West Point generally wins. It ' s like jumping out of the frying pan into the Samovar. TOUR, forth across the :our. The practice of walking back and punishment. It is the greatest waste of valuable time ever perpetrated . by human intelligence (?). Every year at least five hun- dred cadets waste four hun- dred hours walking tours. This time could be well spent in shovelling snow from the hockey tink, moving seats in the gym, or in doing other useful work. But what is use- ful cannot be military or dis- ciplinary, hence thick soles and an empty mind every Wed- nesday and Saturday. (Also see Area Birds). TURKEY. . . A sinister con- coction of fats, proteids, and carbohydrates. A proximate analv- ' •,V.. . v sis of Mess Hall Turkey has dis- osed the presence lolatile matter lo ssitication of una- ble material. In its physical properties Turkey resembles hash slightlv, but could easily be mistaken for either old shoes or scrap iron. It is generally eaten in the soluble form, tomato catsup being used as a solvent. It is called Turkey because it is so different. of free carbon 17 per cent, ash lo per cent, per cent, the remainder coming under the c TURNBACK. . . One who remains in the same class for two years or more at the request of one of the various departments. A turn- back is like an octaroon, he is neither black nor white. His old classmates pass him by, while his new ones always treat him with a certain distant respec t which renders comfortable familiar- ity difficult. The result is that a turnback generally feels like a trained seal at a vegetarian banquet. UNDISSY. . . Sec Dissy. W ' ALRI, . . A cadet who cannot swim. Without a doubt the wairi is the most miserable of God ' s creatures. During his plebc year he spends the coldest months of winter suspended by a belly band in still colder water. Once the process of Kelvination is ended and the waIri has qualified, he swears never to enter the water again, but conrtnes his aquatic activities to nightmares on death by WATER CORPORAL. . . A fourth classman whose duty it is to pour the milk and water for his table in the Mess Hall, and at the same time act as a living compendium of information and current topics. In the Mezoic Era when fourth classmen were plebes in- stead of freshmen, a successful water corp had to possess all the attributes of a short stop and an outfielder. Today he need be only a good conversationalist. WIFE. . . A roommate. Something that you must endure for at least a year, unless one of you is found in January. When you want to study, he entertains you with the lurid details of his earlier life; when you are trying to enjoy a good book, he tells you how much money his femme ' s old man is worth, and asks you whether you think he should buy an Isotta Fraschini or a Mercedes after grad- uation, when he knows full well the only thing he ' ll buy will be a perambulator. When he has finally driven you to the Library or suicide he smokes all vour cigarettes, and uses vour last two cent stamp on a special to " Her. " WOODEN. . . Origina sinuation that one ' s cran - V WORMS. . . Th ' NX stew, the wh V r» chowder. Wo this ad)ective carried with it the in- recess was an aching void. Time has changed its meaning. Today the word implies a paucity of iavoir fairt combined with an absence of modus operandi. Wooden men make the best soldiers, as their minds are analagous to a monorail locomotive. They can eat, sleep and live by the numbers, and believe that all regulations are to be taken literally, rather than interpreted to fit the occasion. The Ingredients of oyster herewithal of the clam ' orms are bugs, bats, or J-j butterflies. They are the all-inclusive term for that which the liquid in a soup tureen conceals. WRIT. . . A written recitation. Of no - _lh. ' pedagogical value whatever as a i BT " test of one ' s knowledge, it gives the ' ° heads of the various departments periodic opportunities to wipe out what little morale that has accumulated since the last writ. It takes the Supreme Court months to make a decision, but in a Law Writ a First Classman makes four in forty-five minutes. The first of a series of writs would tax the combined brains of Newton, Leibnitz, and Descartes, but after seventy-five per cent of the troops are deficient and the department heads feel that sufficient torture has been adminis- tered, the last few writs become light recreation for an endo- cephalic moron. YEARLING. . . A sophomore at the United States Military Acad- emv. The two upper classes consider him as merely a recognized plebe; the plebes consider him as a menace to organized society, while the Academic Departments consider him as pedagogical cannon-fodder. The Yearling has more troubles than the other three classes combined. His brain is befogged with Plane and Solid Analytics, Differential and Integral Calculas, Linear Per- spective and the Theory of Probability and Least Squares, not to mention History, English, French, Drawing and the Tactical Department. Yearlings generally begin losing their minds about October. From then on it is a race to see which will arrive first; furlough or insanity. The Cloistered Years (Continued from page () f) year ago affected him. Then the score of the game affected him, too. He had met his Yale friend under the goal posts after the game was over and there had been peculiar questions asked. During the whole return ,;,; trip, and even when he was fixing the broken wheel j IK ' I at midnight with numbed fingers, he had turned the IB; questions over in his mind. It would not be this way -: ' ' next year. ' ,: J From then on the preparations for the Navy game had absorbed him. The " deadbeat " of the Second Class year was in full swing, and he had time to follow half the sports writers in New York. He had been very glad that they were playing the game in New York that year. What if the Middies did have to come a little farther? It was the logical place after all. For months now he had taken extreme care with his room, for there was the Damoclean Sword of too many demerits which must be avoided if one was to go on Christmas leave. He was determined to have his leave this year. Nothing would prevent him. He was firm and Spartan in his resolution. During the final rallies, however, all his good intentions were forgotten and he became worked up to a pitch of excitement almost bordering on hysteria. The Corps was to have off until twelve o ' clock. For once th ey would own the city for a night again. But the game came before everything. His visits to the gymnasium became less and less frequent. Football was king! Baxter and Reeder had provided the odd numbers that year, and with the round end of a 10-3 score be- hind him he had started downtown from the Polo Grounds; hoarse but happy. The hours between then and midnight had passed too quickly, and they were on the special train again riding through the night; tired, grimy and wide-eyed. It had been verv cold on the ferry. The month until Christmas was a blank. Only a passing interest in the Pointer held him for a time. Christmas came swiftly and he had gone directly home. It was better that way. Manhattan was too expensive and too glittering. A wood fire and the renewing of acquaintanceships after two year ' s lapse were of greater interest then. The ten days had passed in an instant. The grey-white stretch of five months that extended before him on his return had seemed boundless. Al- ways looking forward. A marching. The winter had seemed more like a treadmill. He had thanked the idea of the week-ends crammed with sports and dances. At least there was something doing once every seven days. Basketball with Syracuse, boxing with Toronto. Lovell was a joy to watch in the ring. The wrestling fascinated him. He read prodigiously, he ran in the hills, time fell from him in weeks and fortnights. The days seemed like hours. To recall any one incident in this winter was impossible. Spring came tawny-fingered from the south, and the grass was again lush on the plain. Always the looking forward. Anticipation. This time it was the fact that he would be a First Classman, and soon thereafter fly at Mineola and fire the big C See Le.xicon) guns at Fort Wright. Lacrosse and Baseball, Track and golf; it seemed he could not get enough of sports that spring. The days droned on. It became warmer and he more languid. Another graduation. Another June Week. He had sent a dress coat over to the cadet store to be pressed and it came back with three service stripes upon it. He was a First Classman now. The rest had gone. Cox told him that they were trying to get twelve week-ends this year. Johnson read the orders in the Mess Hall for the first time and was acclaimed. They were to leave for Fort Wright in the morning. Everything had come too quicklv. Many of the cadet officers were strange to him. IV. FORT WRIGHT was a week of gun drill and one day of nervous firing. There had been hops at the Officers ' Club and golf at Hay Harbor. The days were warm and the nights cold. Some of the men had become ill out fishing in the Race. He had not gone to the Cove. Back to Mineola then, and the rows of sheet steel hangars. Manhattan was off limits, but the 11:59 " " n from Garden City to the Pennsylvania station in forty minutes. The polo at Westbury was enticing; the flights in the early morn- ing had been beautiful beyond description. He had come down one morning to find a group of silent cadets arounci the Operations Office. In the distance smoke billowed over the trees. There were whispers of Bill Point. In the afternoons he had run all over Long Island and had visited scores of friends. In high-powered cars he had ridden over the smooth roads and rushed through scores of villages. It was comparable only to the flights in the morning. The sense of motion was ecstatic after all the months of walking and drilling. The whole week was pure bliss; the dawn, he found, was something to come home in. It had ended too quickly as had all the other de- lightful things in his years at the Academy, and he found himself in Summer Camp again. Being a First Classman was something of a novelty. It was all so new that there was scarcely any time to take stock of things. Somehow he felt himself looked up to. That was new, too. He realized that he had achieved a position; not much, but immensely raised in certain estimations. Now would be the time to reallv start in on some of the Corps activities. The summer work would be full and interesting, too. The rides on the other side of the river in the early morning with the dew on the grass and the haze still low on the meadows had made him eager for a mounted branch, but the field work soon cured him of that desire. The two weeks work in the hot sun for the Infantry movie had given him a distaste for the life of a foot soldier, too. Bridge building wasn ' t bad at all, and he had even been able to survive Private Atomizer ' s Morse Code work at Battle Monument. Zwicker had staged some excellent Color Lines that summer and every one had looked forward to an extraordinary Hundredth Night performance cor- rectly. He recalled his inetlectual attempts at writing his tent mate ' s biography for the Howitzer. They were to have one man to a page this year. The .ulvcnt ot the I ' lchcs in (..imp lor rhcir first ■ p.ir.iJc w.is onl - sii nilicaiu m tli.it it m.irkcJ the passage of time. The sultry days of August he had spent up at Delafield, diving from the tower and Iving under the trees on the shady rocks. Camp Illum- ination was imminent and he had resolved to do noth- ing and not to drag a young lady. One experience h.id been enough. He had driven a truck on the last hig liike and he had brought a cot along, too. He had .1 little experience at soldiering and had slept with the Sergeant from the Artillerv who was the best soldier who ever tore up a memorandum receipt. Mosquitos, eating from a mess kit, and bathing in the Engineer shower bath. He was glad to get back to Summer Camp and the Mess Hall. The happenings about the Post became more im- portant to him now. Each succeeding week brought him nearer to Graduation. There was much talk of outfits, clothes. Insurance and some even talked of getting married. Getting married was very far from his thoughts. Thev said you could save money on a Second Lieutenant ' s pay. He had other ideas. Now the Furlough class was back and he saw them fall into the same mood that he had fallen into last year . He pitied them slightly. They seemed rather distant at drill, too, when he was commanding the company. He had been the same way, he knew. Only the fact that he could partially recapture their attitude had prevented him from speaking harshly to several of them. Football was again in the air. Even more important this vear since it was his last. They must beat the Navv again. His class had never seen an Army defeat. Detroit and Davis-Elkins had been easy this year, but there was the nightmare of the Syracuse game with Trapnell being carried off the field bloody and broken. The Corps had risen as one man to sound the battle call. The - had won, but it had been very close. Yale again and a walk-over for the first time in four years. He had met his Yale friend at the goal posts again, and this time he had asked the peculiar questions. Even if there was a parade, and the long hike back from the Bowl, there had not been the travesty of a trip in the busses. It had been very grati- fying to read the Sunday papers on the next morning. For a week telegrams came pouring in from distant posts and stations. They had been read to cheers in the Mess Hall. Notre Dame was different. A shoe- string play and the team had been turnfd back 7-0. Even the week-end in Ne v York .ifter the game lost Its savour a little. In academics now. Law held the main interest. The criminal cases were argued for hours in barracks. Economics claimed much time. The term was rapidly drawing to a close. There was the trip to Chicago vet to be contemplated. Doubts were being expressed on all sides, but in some quarters the extent of Chicago hospitality was well known. He hoped the team would not suffer from the k)ng trip. The Corps could stand anything. One Wednesday afternoon they saw the team off and prepared for the long ride themselves on the next day. Thank heavens he was a First Classman so that he was certain of securing a lower berth! This would be his last Navy game, too. Chicigo h.id welcomed them with open arms and a million rolls of ticker tape. Luncheons, teas, dances; in the mad whirl the freezing dedication of Soldier Field was forgotten. The Middies had been patron- izingly friendly the evening before the game. Evi- dently they expected a runaway on the morrow. The game had shown that it was a battle of giants. The 2.1 to 11 tie in the near-darkness was most unsat- isfying, but the thrills of the game had accounted ft)r everything. With elaborately studied politeness the Corps had watched the Middies march out ahead of them, and then had boarded their own train. The two days after the return from the trip were spent in a celebration almost as large as if they had won the game. Again the old stage coach was brought into use, and Hewitt, who had not played in the game, was given an immense ovation. Christmas was near and the talk of clothes and Posts went on unabated. Graduation was startling in its nearness. This Christmas was again his, and he owed nothing to the Tactical Department. New York was never more gay and the cadets so irrespon- sible in their fun. The ' illage, Harlem, Longacre; each had its place and each contributed to the ten days o f mad joyousness. He had wondered where he would be the next Christmas. He hoped to be sta- tioned near his home. That was the general rule that the assignments followed. Doubtless he would secure some post as far away from home as Spokane was from Miami. January and another winter, but going ever so much faster this time. He did not want it to go so fast. His long association here had given him some sort of a hold on the place. Rather the place had a hold on him. The cadet life seemed to be a virus in his blood. He did not want to leave. How strange after all these years of expectation and " boning. " The nearer the time came the less he wished to see it come. There were over five months left, however. Last yxar at this time he had felt himself irked and hemmed in. Now he seemed to be on a threshold. He still had that hunger of some slight unsatisfaction. Perhaps he would realize this missing ingredient in his life when he was in the Service. He was becoming too intro- spective. Hornisher was again knocking men out with sur- prising regularity in the ring. Strickler was leading a somewhat erratic basketball team through the season. Lewis was all over the hockey rink at once. Moe Daly was ever the center of a boisterous group in the Mess Hall. Next July a new class of Plebes would come up the hill. Graduation seemed closer yet. He did not want to look too far ahead. He knew he would carry that spirit with him that he had gotten in his Plebe year. He knew his class would too. The other classes would get it. They must get it. He would leave here and carrv it with him in the Service; perhaps to return again and teach. He would always be a West Pointer. He fingered his heavy class ring affectionately West Ponit, N. Y. Decemha- 26, 1926. The Board 1927 HOWITZER wishes to Achwwledge and give Thanks to Mr. H. a. Richter of Life for his cooperation and generosity in allowing us the use of many of the illustrations and color plates in this book. Mr. Clyde O. DeLand for permission to reproduce his painting, " The First Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence. " The Penn Publishing Company, Philadelphia, Pa., for the copyright on the above-mentioned plates. Mr. Biruta S. Sesnan, of The American Printer, for assistance in securing several color plates. Mr. E. K. Robinson, of Ginn and Company, Bos- ton, for the plates for the painting of N. C. Wyeth, " The Last Spike. " The Howard-Wesson Company for permission to use the illustration, " The Shot Heard ' Round the World. " Mr. E. S. Crawford for his permission to reproduce his illustration, " The Shot Heard ' Round the World. " Mr. J. P. Crombie, of Charles Scribner ' s Sons, for permission to use the four beautiful color plates of early American scenes. 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Liggett Myers Tobacco Co. r ' : ' ;i s:7 sz7 :sz7: X7 7 s::3: z:! s :s:i: 5: LEATHER LEGGINGS MADE IN ALL STYLES AND OF VARIOUS KINDS OF LEATHER Pigskin, Conhvau, Calfskhi, Cowhide, Ere. 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. Sam Brotvne Belts to Measure Special F rices Quoted to Military • Academies WALDRON CARROLL Mainiftniitn n 502 West 4. tli Street New York, N. Y. | I 1 rsciesi;; je i;7ssi;:te 35:rL£ ' 5:7jS: r7esi;:;resi;2 s:[;?ssi:= - _r- ' ion IS Whex members of the Class of 192.7 sally forth to their respec- tive Posts, they will hiive one distinction of which little has been said, but which is of vast importance to the Graduates themselves — They arc among the most heavily insured Fn ' st Classes m the historv of West Point. The foresight that prompted these men to acquire life insurance protection against the slings and arrows of misfortune was prompted bv a wise consideration of the uncertain future. The Prudential is pleased to offer its felicitations to the graduates and to express the added hope that such caution will serve them well in the exacting duties ahead. The Prudential Insurance Company OF Amerk A Edward D. Duifield PrcsiJait Home Oitice, Newark, N.J. John- A. McNulty, U.S.M.A., ' lo. Special Agent, West Point, N.Y. AND 117 Broadway, New York City te : te icis i3s ssscis r5s r2ssi:5 te 2ssz::is isscissrte £tes£te te«nJ To THE Class of 1927 U. S. zM litary Academy With the Compliments of the N. Y. " GIANTS " NEW YORK BASEBALL CLUB Tolo Groi uds 7 [ew York 534 THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK o Highland Falls, N.Y. MEMBER OF Federal Reserve System United States Depositary New York State (iT County Depositary COMMERCIAL SAVINGS SAFETY DEPOSITS INVESTMENT DEPARTMENTS Checking Accounts Pays 4 2 ' ; Interest Quarterly Boxes to Rent U. S. Bonds Orders Executed Information on Investments FOREIGN EXCHANGE Cliecks On all Patts of Europe Letters of Credit Travelers Checks Correspondence Invited relative to opening checking accounts carrying appropriate average balances. !rs tes::te tesz:teszs C3: :3 535 p js X7 Z7 SZ7 Z ' ;i sZ]! =3Z ' J 7 :SZ s;! SS,: Our Army — Our Motion Pictures We are Justly Proud of Both TN the world ' s affairs the American Army — West - Point men guiding and leading it — has had al- ways 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 affurs 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 char- acteristics of every other people. That brings mutual understanding, and with understanding comes amity. MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF AMERICA, Ixc. Will H. Hays, President 469 Fifth Avenue New York Citv Members Producers Distributing Corp. Hal E. Roach Studios Joseph M. Schenck Prod., Inc Talmadge Producing Corp, Universal Pictures Corp. Vitagraph, Inc. Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. t ' ss=sj2: L ' ss s£ss G si2 :scss st ' ss £ Bray Productions, Inc., The Fox Film Corporation Christie Film Company D. W. Griffith, Inc. Distinctive Pictures Corp. William S. Hart, Co., The Inspiration Pictures, Inc. Educational Film Exchanges, Inc. Buster Keaton Productions Famous Players-Lasky Corp. Kiiiogram Publishing Corp Film Booking Offices of . merica. Inc. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Dis First National Pictures, Inc. Principal Pictures Corp. i i7S! 7 - SVT sZ7 Z ' 7 SZ ' P Z7 Z ' :! = ZV 7 Z ' 2 chrad follow the Fla! WHEREVER the U.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 iare standard tire equipment wherever people ride on air. A. SCHRADER ' S SON, Inc. Brooklyn Chicago Toronto London Fast driving over all sorts of roads, and where there are no roads at all, calls for depend- able tire valves. Schrader sup- plies them. The diver ' s life depends on proper equipment. The U. S. Army and Navy divers rely on Schrader diving apparatus equipped with Schrader Valves. :s sjt;:te«2:s s2:2ssz:te te=az;;is iis te=steste s£te te te=sz:te i J Fashions Change Constantly BUT Good Taste ISiever Goes Out of Style You will find a tari suit is just as good and stylish at Graduation as it was in Furlough year. The best materials, ex- cellent vorkmanship, and conservative good style make them so. Tailors Starin Brothers HABERDASHERS 516 Fifth Ave. 43 RD St. New York City Importers Starin Bldg. 1060 Chaple Street New Haven, Conn. MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY AND CAREFULLY EXECUTED 538 J r ;ze iCi si;:iesczesicz si:;resciescJesiaies3CT There is a Divinity that shapes our ends. " — Shakespeare. There is also a Divinity in the art of shaping and draping garments FOR CADETS Continuous experience over a quarter of a century in catering to the clothing wants of college men, qualifies us to believe in our ability to afford you entire satis- faction. That our garments are highly sat- isfactory can be attested by every Cadet who wears them. STARIN BROTHERS ;i6 Fifth Avenue at 43rd St. New York City 1060 Chapel Street Starin Bldg. New Haven, Conn. 539 Jf 1. ' s: : :7s Z7 s::r 3ZTSisZ7 sz ' :i :sz7 : s:. : :is: 7 :sz7 I 10 20 30 40 50 ., . ,. IN DEFENSE OF THE NATION ■■■ Millions Of Dollars i defense of the home i=i U.Kingdom Aus. 6N.Z United States [ dr Empire Canada { Australia Japan France German ' Italy 100 200 THE military policy of the United States has sometimes left the impression that when preparedness was the issue, the Ameri- can people were indifferent. Estimates based on figures which are now available for the year 1914, however, uncover two important facts: First, a substantial out- lay in that year for national defense. Secondly, an outlay for the defense of the home — through life insurance — more than double the outlay of all the rest of the world. Americans invested in life insurance alone, during 19x4, as much as the other great powers put into their life insurance, their air forces, their armies, and their navies. A masterly defensive! And one that brings to every individual a test of his personal zeal for preparedness. He has, perforce, contributed his share to the national defense; stx. him ask himself what he has done for the defense of his own home. METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY NEW YORK 7:te s si;jssz:te te te te te r!s te=ate te te tesEiJs te; :7 zv si7s Z7s z:isrsz:is ss:. ' :i r 7 :sz ' ;!s s::! ± pA ,EY.BANKStBn, je e ers Sii rsmks Sx,, y ESTABLISHKD Philadelphia Servke-By-Mail H Interior Sectional ' ie v af this Esmblishmait judged as a wholi by Exper eua-d Travelers and visiting Jewelers as the best appointed and handsomest Jewelry Store m the world. Jewels, Watches, Clocks, Silver, China, Glass, Leather and Novelties may he and are satisfactorily selected by Mail by Officers of the Army, Cadets, and their families. The Gift Suggestiox Book Has proven of Service to those who are traveling or residing at a distance. The Gift Suggestion Book and special Photographs will be mailed upon request. L: : : t ' ss ti s: r:!s c :sj: ' sL:: s: iL::s= i- J r ]i: s::-:: z ' :i Z7 s:7 sz.7s ss:::!s : 7 :ss:7 : z 1i America ' s Population Is 118,000,000 It is the ambition of the Keith- Albee audeville Circuit and its Affihated Theatres throughout America to have the programmes of interest to everyone. No type of cmmsement offers- such opportunity for variety — when MusiCj Drama, Comedy, Kevue, Dancing, International Novelty, Musical Comedy, Ja ' : Classical Music, Feats of Skill and Dexterity, and stars of all descriptions appear on well bal- anced Vaudeville Vrogrammes. We strive to present the type of entertainment this great Ameri- can pubHc prefers. E. F. ALBEE, Vnsidmt Keith-Albee Vaudeville Circuit of Theatres t: ' £ s :Css £:ss= L ss= ' t ' t ' ss= £ J PUT ON Large What You PUT OVEK a OOD clothes exert a beneficial influence on a man ' s business activities — wearing the right goods is some indication that you can deliver them — your appeal depends a lot on your appearance — good clothes alone are not an open sesame to success — but they are a big factor in opening up negotiations — remember that first impressions are most important be- cause they are hardest to eradicate — and if your suit isn ' t right they may doubt your suitability. The above advice is general — but it is based on experience — because this store also owes its success to APPEARANCES and proper service. BUSINESS SUITS EVENING CLOTHED OVEKCOATS TOPCOATS FUMNISHINGS — HATS — SHOES Ready -to- Wear t : 4 : e d ) Broadway, at 49th Street New York City ( ( 1 r VS Z " X7 :7S:SZ ' :i SZ:! 7 :SZ7 : 7 Z7 Z :S:} : Z7 :SX7S: Z7 1 The cover for this annual was created by The DAVID J. MOLLOY CO. 2857 N. Western Avenue Chicago, Illinois Sve Liery MoIIoy Made Cover bears this trade mark on the back lid. r :r :ss:i: sx::! ss::i : a sz[ sz ' 2 : Z7Si s;:;i: The THAYER West Point, N. Y. On U. S. Militcin RcserratJon — Near South Gate 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, Pves. J f ,sz:! !zr s:i: s::rs 7s - sz7 s:js: Regulation at West Point for Fifteen Years — Hays " S u p e r s e a m " Gloves l lie naiiie l I lavs (C ompany CLOVER.SV1LLE . NEW YORK GLOVES SINCE 546 The Founder ' s Bell T us h.ll „„u 7,„, . . ,„ , „ h.ll ii„ n„„„,u il..r riiilail, Ij.h h 1 (1 III ' h, ■ 1.1 - i,,i .1. Il 1 iii.l liiiiii- luijii „, i hs , r,j,iii pound.,,, I : ..„ ■ l,,lls -theliu r. I„ll II III,- fTestiii, II .1111. li,i,- It IS tun. , .11 III, u.- tone hiiiiii, ple.ghuiuii piinl ,1,1.1 low D-IIIK iliiiil. hv any b,ll ui It,,. 1 i.rhl It is Ihr ■ ' ..,ni li ' l ' s Bell ami i,,i s.lr.ll ■„(,.,! New Years Eve. I THE jjreat bells of the world are always a summons to the people. Whether in St. Ivan ' s at Moscow, in the temples and sacred groves of Japan and China, in the shrines of the Orient, in the cathedrals of Europe, or in the churches and public buildings of the Western Hemisphere-they summon the people to unity and loyalty. The greatest bell in the world is the Liberty Bell in Independence Hall in the historic city of Philadelphia because it proclaims freedom to all without regard to creed, race, nationality or color. From thisLiberty-Bell home of free America, the Founder ' s Bell rings out over earth and sea and sky a message of unitv, of loyalty, of truth, of faith, of love, and of peace. As you hear its deep, pure tone remember that millions of tiny energies live within thebell— the electronsof science; that when summoned they vibrate with life and co- operate with one another to produce the perfect harmony that makes the perfect tone. What a summons to the world this concep- tion brings! To the millions of people in all lands to live and work together in peace and harmony, like the teeming inhabitants of the bell! To get in harmony with the divine law that civilization goes forward only as the people themselves progress to a higher level; that each one of us, what- ever our position in life, has a work to do, a duty to perform, a love to give in order that greater development and happiness may come to all. To the Store Family, as the Founder always called us, the Bell is a constant and abiding summons to build with the Spirit the spiri t of our heritage and inspiration—with " the plumb of HONOR, " ihe level of TRUTH " and the s quare of INTEGRITY, EDUCATION, COURTESY MUTUALITY. - :e — ■ sZ7 ss:;r s:7 X7 X7S 7 SZ:i: s: 3: SZ7 Zm Z ' ; COMPLIMENTS OF The Pro-phy-kc-tic Brush Company FLORENCE, MASS. Makers of Pro-phy-lac-tic Tooth, Hair Hand, Bath and Shampoo Brushes tr: THE Globe Rutgers Fire Insurance Co. Ho e Office, iii William Street, New York Issues Policies Against Fire Marine Tornado Earthquake Flood Hail Explosion Transportation Hazards Riot and Civil Commotion o i .w writes Automobile Insurance ii diiist Fire, Theft, Collision, Etc JANUARY ASSETS AS OF JANUARY ist, iyi6 CAPITAL - - SURPLUS TO POLICY HOLDERS ALL OTHER LIABILITIES L. C. Jameson, Prestthtit I.YMAN C ANHEE, Vict-Pmiikllt W. H. 1 ' aui.ison, Vui-l ' rcsuUut J. H, MULEVHILL, ' .-Pmr. So ]. D. Lester, V:te-Prr,ulr„t W. L. LiNDbAY, Secretary M.J. VoLKMAN, Loi ill Secretary $71,740,996.88 3,500,000.00 19,110,575.98 42., 630, 410. 90 A. H. WiTTHORN, Secretary A. G. Cassin, At.it. Secretary 1. L. Hahn, Asst. Secretary 548 In the Academy or in the Jlrmy All along the line from Cadet to Brigadier-General The Food to Train On To March On To Shoot On SHREDDED WHEAT Crisp, tlavory, oven-hakcd shreds of whole wheat in a digestible form. The food that builds muscle, bone and brain. Delicious with milk or cream, or with fresh fruits. On the training table in every college and university. THE SHREDDED WHEAT COMPANY, NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y. " The Yankees " Qom-pUments AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL CLUB OF New York tescss icissi:i:s 5iciss2:tesjisssaesis 2;te z:;ss:ics C3: te : Jacob Ruppert Fresuiait E. G. Barrow Secretary £: ;ras3:2 s3:2es3:CJes:nrssS2esiCi: S5Ct sj:ss:zes3 FORTHCOMING THIS SPRING here Youth Grows Vale A Book of Original Verse The First Published Work of Cadets since 1889 By Edward James F. Glavin Robert Martin Wohlforth Privately Printed A Limited Edition of 300 Copies Each Numbered and Signed by the Authors With Designs by Alvin Pachynski and Nicholas F. Riley 8vo., 115 pp., boards with paste label and jacket HOTEL ASTOR hic oj . imcrica ' s ijreat ioiels-a?id, L surrounding it, the citi ' s fa nous sliops, theatres and business. DINNER DANCES SUPPER DANCES NEADQUART£RS ARMV OFf C£RS and fAe CORPS of CADETS FRED K A. MIT.SCHENHEIM i SQUARE NE.W YOR.K ly. Foytx-fourth 8 Fortv-fifth Street . i " :- ' rii N- T v-T» " — ' t: ' : t :j " T- r ' ' ■ r . " - t- I i srie jcis:32:tesrte jci5;:s£tesiGis C!;ssj3: r: ics jtesi j e scJ scie sjaJescrescr ss At West Point cind At AnujpoUs — They ' ' 0 - t jJh Creators of ' ' Super Books ' FOR many years the quality of Schilling Press " Super books " and " Super " printing have been a known quantity both at West Point and Annapolis. To have again been chosen to print The Lucky Bag is a distinct honor. We have faithfully served both the Army and Navy since 1910. In addition vou will find manv other leading colleges who choose " Schilling " for their unusual books. The SCHILLING PRESS, Inc. SCHILLING BUILDING Pniinrs of Quality NEW YORK CITY X G THE M O T H 1; R OF P R O G R E ! :ite i;i:iS: iCiS te:3i;te i;te te;3fe ii ]is z te te te 2:te ii ii te te ; At Last a Regulation Color — Army Khaki That is Fast Has Been Discovered MANILA REGISTR. T10N APPLIED FOR " The Due That Never Dies " Has been put through fifteen successive tests for weather, acid, scrubbing, lime washing, etc., also one equal to sixty laundry washings with bleach, and change in color was practically imperceptible INSIST THAT YOUR SUMMER UNIFORMS BE MADE OF " MANILA " AND WORRY NO MORE Samples and Data Cheerfully Sent on Request , J H. W. I. SCHWAB, Inc. 41 UNION SQUARE New York City " West Point " Uiiifonn Fabncs, Headdress and Accoutcrmcnts Reg. U. S. Pai. OS. CAS risscissi:te te ia!s:srj;ssrfesici sici n ste 5: j .„.;j vj 3jojg, j vj j 2S J 2S Luggage of Char act er OFFICERS of the U. S. Army recognize the character of Canton Luggage as being strictly in keeping with the high standards of appearance, serviceability and inherant qualities which they insist upon in every item of their equipment Trnnlis. Bdc ft and LuggiHjc CANTON LUGGAGE CORPORATION Formerly LIKLY LUGGAGE CO., Inc., ' ' America s grtatest Uiggagt starts ' ' ' St 1 85 Madison Avenue 50 E. 4ind St. at Madison Ave. « New York City ' EYES FRONT " DUBILIER, as the pioneer manuflicturers of mica condensers, have never overlooked an opportunity for improvement Neither have they been led by fads of the moment, or the mere desire for an attractive external appearance, to abandon sound prin- ciples of design and manufacture. The Dubilier laboratories are constantly testing new methods and materials in order to keep Dubilier Condensers alwrays abreast with the latest developments in radio transmission and reception. With " eyes front, " the Dubilier organization never loses sight of the goal of perfection toward which the radio art is moving rapidly. Dubilier CONDENSER AND RADIO CORJ ' ORATION [;tesas tes;Q: sassri; sCis festesz:te li tesci s rscre:3i:2e 2e ?e jnjeaics r!e :Ei2 2: i H SCHOOL CATALOGUES AND ILLUSTRATIONS f DANCE PROGRAMS AND INVITATIONS LEATHER DANCE FAVORS AND COVERS FRATERNITY AND CLASS STATIONERY The CHAS. H. ELLIOT CO. The Largest College Engraving House in the World Commencement Invitations Class Day Programs Class Pins and Rings Seventeenth Street and Lehigh Avenue Philadelphia WEDDING INVITATIONS CALLING CARDS, MENUS FRATERNITY AND CLASS INSERTS FOR ANNUALS t: ' ssi iL ' ;!; i:: si2 s= }L ' ss iL ' 2s=st ' ss Css: t ' I BoxDj ai -J Today, on the radiator caps of more than 10,000,000 motor cars THE MOTO METER COMPANY, Inc. LONG ISLAND CITY, N. Y ' . The name " Moto Meter " is the registered trai e-mark ami exclusive properly of this conipa iy. 553 T . : r zj : 7 :sx.7 :sz7 ss::::: ::;! sz7 Z7 s::issxi :sj s ■ ' » Ci «« STEIN WAY THE INSTKUMENT OF THE IMMOKTALS " What is the price? " ... In every transaction, this question must be settled. But when the price of a Steinway is asked, a lump sum of money is neither the logical nor the correct an- swer. A price means nothing un- til the value to the buyer is fully established. And when a buyer considers the years of ser- vice and pleasure which a Stein- way gives to its owner, then the Steinway proves itself to be one of the least expensive of all pianos. As a matter of record, the ac- tual prices of the numerous styles and sizes are always as low as pos- sible. The Steinway family has never taken an excessive profit. It has never attempted to capi- talize its name. Seventy years ago, Henry Steinway insisted RACHMANINOFF USES THF STEINW " " " " = " " " Any new Steinway piano may be purchased with a cash deposit of io%, and the balance wUl be ex- tended over a period of two years. Prices: $875 and up (Rebuilt Steinway pianos Jjoo and up) Used pianos accepted in pattial exchange that the Steinway be kept avail- able to the greatest possible num- ber of students and musicians of modest means. And this rule has been followed by four gener- ations of the Steinway family. Today the great majority of their pianos are owned by people in moderate circumstances. Re- markably convenient terms, in addition toever-reasonableprices, bring the Steinway within the reach of every true lover of mu- sic. And after twenty, thirty, or even forty years of perfect ser- vice, the Steinway owners them- selves are quick to state, and prove, that the Steinway is one of the lowest priced pianos in the world. Steinway Sons, Steinway Hall PHONE 137 PHONE iO H I West Point Taxi Service 1 Five and Seven-Passenger Touring Cars By the HouTj Day or Month Cars and Busses Meet Trains, Boats and Ferry GARAGE : HUDSON AND ESSEX SERVICE A. BoscH Son, Inc., West Point, N. Y. li te tes te rss tesiis sste s tesfesrc te te rissz; ;:i:es5a scre :r s5:;:esnea::s sj!e ?es::? :i sj:3 Staunton Military Academy Kahle Station, Staunton, ' a. ONE of the most distinguished preparatory schools of America. Accredited academically by the great universities and colleges of the country, including West Point and Annapolis. Member of Southern Association of Accredited Schools. One of the original members of Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States. First in Virginia ; first in the South ; First in the hearts of ten thousand hoys Who have gone through her portals. j The Euffravintrs in this Book tec re made hii SCIENTIFIC ENGRAVING COMPANY -J 406 to 416 West 31st Street New York Coopeniting with The Du Bois Press WE ARE PHOTO ENGRAVERS WHO SPECIALIZE IX THE MAKING OF PLATES FOR COLLEGE ANNUALS AND YEAR BOOKS 555 " Superior " An Efficiency Record for 85 Years Since 1842 t.: CHOCOLATES I Smart Sturdy Waterproof THIS BAG has stvie— and gives you twice the wear you would usually expect at the price. It ' s made of Naugahyde — a super-durable ma- terial with a handsome grained finish that keeps its luster and can be quickly cleaned with a damp cloth. Naugahyde is WATERPROOF— a quality not possessed by leather. Its Gladstone shape combines roominess with the compactness of a grip. Naugahyde hand luggage is made in several styles at prices Sf. to Sh- United States Rubber Company Suppliers of the jamoiis West Point Raynster Riiincoats Heads! Heads! Let us handle ' our difHculties. The Knotty Problems of the present solved and FUTURE BUMPS PREDICTE D Your favorite Hair Tonic applied during the process Our Alumni Stretch Around the Globe For years we have been handl- ing the HEADS OF THE DE- PARTMENTS and in not one case has baldness resulted. Now we are prepared to serve the CORPS OF CADETS at half price for obvious reasons " Leave it or hump it " The School of Phrenology DR. CAPUT, Hecdmaster %. :i 3i:r!;E; :sfe ;5sscissciss;[:iis:aci 3z:: tescss 556 I i rssnfesrT - srj TesjrT sinTs Tes rssrzesrrfs t; " t ADVANTAGEOUS ■ J . IS : : -:X lUE PRIVILEGE OF FINCHLEY TO SEAT C Ji Ji 3 ■: or ir ' Sr ' o xt i.v their civilian attire, not only nrk-ixt: THEIR TERM AS STUDENTS, BUT SUBSEQUENT TO THEIR URA K-AT OX. THE APPAREL PRESENTED EMBRACES AN UNUSUAL DEGREE OF ELEGANCE AND UNCOMMONNESS AND WHEN IN NEW YORK. IT MIGHT PROVE ADVANTAGEOUS TO REVIEW THE CLOTHES. SHOES. HATS, HABERDASHERY AN SPORTSWEAR ON DISPLAY. THE ,T FOR-n ' -SIXTH WHITTEMORHS Bl.itk Special C.ukt Dressing has 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 Whittemore could not shine or clean. I The Manlius | i ' chool 1 MANLIUS, N. Y. DESiGNATEDasan Honor School by the War De- partment annuahv for twenty-three consecu- tive years, beginning with the estabhshment of the classification in 1904. William Verbeck Prcsnlct II Whittemore Bros. Bostox, Mass. tesi;s si;is: s:tes:tesj:s 3S5ssi;: :srsi:jeai;p: si;2 a:nie-Si;:2e ; £E " The Coming West Point of the Wet f ' ggNEJETTER MAPE 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 becomingncss — not merely to cover the head. New York Stores " all over town " THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HAT STORE IN AMERICA IS OUR HOTEL ASTOR SHOP J SAN DIEGO ARMY ami NAVY ACADEMY Located on Bay and Ocean at Pacific Beach, a Delightful Sub- urb of Sunny San Diego, Calif. First private school on Pacific Coast to secure West Point accrediting under G. O. 19, W.D. Wash., April 7, 1915. .accredited by U.S. Bureau of Education. It en|oys the Ur versify of Califoinia ' s highest scholastic rating — " Division A Christian Character training emphasized For illustrated Ye Book, address COL. THOS. A. DAVIS, President Lan- Ciptjiii Sixth U. S. V. Infantry P. ' iCIFIC BEACH CALIFORNIA :;i 3i;te i3ssi:tesESs C3ssa;s:sz:i l7s s:7 ss,7:s szi: s:7s s ' ;! r;ts : Z7 Z7 sz ' % HENRY V. ALLIEN CO. SiaTcs.sors to Ilonstmann Bros, it Allit-u 227 Lexington Ave., near 34th St. NEW YORK CITY Makers of ARMY EQUIPMENTS " That Have stood the Ted Since 1.S15 " ' :i te=az:te tesi;te li te: tesz:i; tesiC3ss;[;tesi;tesi;te te 558 ' ;i z:! s. ' ;j s:p sx ' ;i Z7s z 7b s::;! s:7 z:; ' z ' ss £s : n -si: ' s t ' : i::s isi: ' z ' ss:isz ' : ' t ' r 3:nJ si:5! i:7eso :e 5te rre ::t sci:esi;;fei rsi:2s i:2e i::2esi;:te i:£=s;2£ sici rr 2s : A BOOKHINDING RECORD For the third successi ' e year at West Point, and the fifth successive year at Annapolis, we have been privileged to han- dle the binding of those two great annuals The Howitzer and The Lucky Bag. It is our keen desire to be worthy of this confi- dence and approval, and to add to our record in the com- ing years. J. F. Tapley Co. ,. LONG ISLAND CITY NEW YORK :fe cis :z:tesicis ite :is £tesi;5ssi:: te cisii [;tes2:[te:3isssz;te3iK::3.te C5s ici : tesnsil ' 559 2esisr s:;2s 2: S!escr i;;res3:2 si;: 1 IN THE " LAB " at the JENKINS PLANT Labor.itorv work plays an im- portant part in the manufacture of a genuine Jenkins ' alve. The services of competent metal- urgists are retained. Before and after casting, the metals to be used are given thorough analvses, in which they must prove their fit- ness for their task. This " laboratorv work " is but one instance of the high standards of Jenkins manufacture. In design- ing, in testing of the completed valve, every effort is bent towards building valves " for the maximum ' ' ' ' " ■ ' ' " service, not merely the average. " There are genuine Jenkins Valves for practica.. every valve requirement. Furnished in standard medium pressure and extra heavv patterns. Wr re for Further bifortnatiou JENKINS BROS. 80 White Street New York, N. Y. 524 Atlantic Avenue Boston, Mass. 133 North Seventh Street . Philadelphia. Pa. 646 Washington Boulevard , Chicago, 111. JENKINS BROS. LIMITED Montreal, Canada London, England Always marked with the D enkinsAMves f SINCE 1864 te tesn srjsssrte zfesa te: :: : Behind the Front EHIND the front lines of Bausch Lomb Optical Products stand three vital I. An unrivaled reputation for manufac- turing quality optical instruments of all kinds. L. An organization equipped for design- ing and manufacturing everv part of every instrument, from special optical glass to finished product. 3. An understanding of the value of optical instruments to the welfare and pro- gress of the world. BAUSCH LOMB OPTICAL CO. 655 St Paul St Rochester, N.Y. The I West Point Hotel I " Near Everyrbhig Worth S While " I American Plan 9 a la Carte Service u I Open throughout the year inider the present mauage)7ient J? %c te ;ss i!;s z:tesj:tesz:ii r!S3z:; 560 ir :tes5::tesic:ffe 2e:: :es:iesn s!:::i:esi;rte ; T r 2e 2e i::3:e=s:[:;3:e 5 es3:-£ ; McEniiny Scott Army and Navy Uniforms md ' Equipment The Tea Koo n Delicious, wholesome food served in pleasant surroundings in the Fountain Tea Room A cool drink, a dainty repast of sandwiches or salad, a hearty lunch, afternoon tea. A delight- ful rendezvous for the tourist or all-day shopper. High Grade Civihan Clothes P ID West 45th St., New York City I cNEILHOtfS Ellll I lUns : OLUMBUS ' newest hotel with the oldest trad- itions. Located in the heart of the theater and business districts of Columbus. Mtmhtr oj the Assocartorl of Army and Navy F. W Bergman Maua n2z Director S. High Street Columbus, Ohio (Opposite the Capitol) The Candy Shop | A SHOP which offers in addition % to the rich Schoonmaker con- || fections, table delicacies to § tempt the epicure — many oi i them, like the candies, made in | our own kitchens under the su- | pervision ot our Swiss co fise n: The Beauty Shop The fastidious woman may trust herself to the skilled hands of Beauty Shop attendants know- ing that she will emerge from their care, looking her best. Bob, shampoo, wave, manicure, mas- sage—everything done under immaculate conditions. Schoonmaker ' s Department Stare TELEPHONE II34 NEWBURGH, NEW YORK 2;ssz3ssd iis ; 561 ;sjci s5:2e:si;2esc:teai; ' : s. ' ?escieaicis 2 ipci£ a C2e=si: ?esces:2esctesci scie=si;2 Ti TT THEN you find the name ' ' ' of Eaton Crane Pike Company on a box of writing paper you can be sure that the style and quahty of your pur- chase are without question. Eat More Wheat Build strong bodies Why Not Now? Washburn-Crosby Co. EATON CRANE PIKE COMPANY NEW YORK PITTSFIELD, MASS. rS5:]2: si;3esi;:f s5jaa:3 si;; ::esj;:3 sicie:scie ij; ' Tl 1727 1927 Two Hundred Years of service in the Manufacture of Army Equipment Contractors to all English Speaking Governments MEDALLISTS, HERALDIC ARTISTS GOLDLACEMEN UNIFORM BUTTONS, INSIGNIA SWORDS V Fifty-two West Fortv-sixth Street i;te3;:;te fesC!;s jfes;2s te r!: te ; J t: ifty New York 56 .. There .ire no more exacting demands made of clothmg than those made by college men. Through strict adherence to the accepted style, Luxenherg clothes have met these demands. $34.50 to $47.50 mm CLOTHES 37 UNION SQUARE, NEW YORK Bawm: ,(,th nth Sts. %. Iis te te: te te te;s2t£; te :te z3 Active Men! You need its Touth Units " ALBANY DIVISION General Ice Cream Corp. Albany, N. Y. Correct Jewelry lor Men. onlyai ihe better shops Ittttttttttt 565 Officers Uniforms Especially Tailored at Moderate Prices ::i si:r sir: s 2 si:2 siC2e=scre 2eji Manufacturers of Shirts and Pajamas for Military Academies and Schools SiGMUND Eisner Co. Red Bank, N. J. New York Show Ro 1 16 Fifth Avenue JULIUS SIMON INCORPORATED NEW YORK, N. Y. ite tesn siCisszCi :sz:;: sassCis ; Alfred F. Haenlein George S. Wallen Company Sole purveyors of coffee to the Cadet Mess, also the Offi- cers ' Mess at West Point, New York. Polopel Island FOUR miles north of West Point, known locally as BANNERMAN IS- LAND, has been used since 1890 as a place of storage for the large supply of military equipment owned bv FRANCIS BANNERMAN SONS. This firm sells both antique and modern arms and equip- ment, and publishes a 371 page illustra- ted catalog, showing the development of war weapons. The catalog is mailed for 50 cents. Many of the high officials of both the Army and Navy keep a copy on file for reference. 89 Water Street new york city Ithphoms : 1141, 1141, 1143, 1144, Bowling Green C..(i t A «rw. " Wallenite " Francis Bannerman Sons 501 Broadway, N. Y. City Established iS6f !;tesi:te 5Cl sCss:,IissiCisszC5SS22iS; ; T sz i i s.T sszi T s::! ! . ' :! r T ' T SS.T ZT S. ' Ji Z r sij-esa aiSia yeji S7 VARIETIES Anythnig that ' s ' ' HEINZ is Best to Buy Thos. C. Dunham Incorporated Headquarters for PAINTS and VARNISHES Since 1851 68 Murray Streei New York City J T r H(!?z One Veteran Found Health " After the World War, " writes L. H. Kleeher, St. Louis, Mo., " I return- ed home with health greatly impair- ed. I suffered from numerous ailments, including constipation. " One day by chance I saw Yeast cakes served in a restaurant. I decided to try them. I soon noticed I was get- ting back my appetite and my consti- pation was leaving me. I am now feeling fine — due to Fleischmann ' s Yeast. " Keep yourself fit by eating this fresh food regularly, two or three cakes every day before meals: on crackers, in fruit juices, water or milk, or just plain, nibbled from the cake. Fleischmann ' s Yeast AT ALL GROCERS [ tesiCss tes tesiSs iS ' ' At easeT (ill the time ivith O ' SuUivcni ' s SPRINGY COMFORT and long hard wear — that is what you get when you buy O ' Sullivan ' s. Through the longest drill, through all your daily routine — O ' Sullivan ' s me.m greater comfort for your feet. Every pair of O ' Sullivan ' s is tested for quality. You are sure of getting tougher, springier rubber that lightens every step you take. J17u7 next ■epairman say O ' SULLIVAN ' S :te :i j; si;te3z;,- s5e cissz:nssr:issr:: I I Golden Years Bring ESTABLISHED iSji F. S. Goldstein iT Son FEATURING H I Golden Opportunities Society Brand Clothes Crawford Shoes Crofut-Yinapp Hats Belber Trmiks Only Twenty-five Minutes From " The Point " This year marks our completion of fifty years service to the bakery, institution, confectionery and res- taurant trade. It finds us better equipped than ever to supply them with food products, canned goods, ovens, machinery, and equipment. The Home of Good Clothes ' Qroadtvay, corner Qh ambers Street Newburgh, N. Y. TeUpho TH OUR SINCERE CONGRATULATION :tes:;te te : J Vlumhing Fixtures Bath Tubs, Lavatories Showers, Water Clos- ets, Bath Room Acces- sories, Laundry Tubs Sinks, Etc. Pipe: B ack Steel, Galiunjr:ied, Brass Fittings: Cast Iron, Malleable, Brass Valves: Br : j-j-, Iron Wc endeavor at all times to carry a com- plete and widely assorted Steele of supplies for Plumbing, Steamfirting and kindred trades Behrer tr Company, Inc. 157 Burnet Street New Brunswick, N.J. J H.A. CO. II WORTH STREET, NEW YORK CITY 12.1-117 STATE STREET, BOSTON, MASS. Founded in 1877 Fortmost in 1917 U. S. Army Officers ' Model Raincoat Made of Balloon Cloth (U.S. Gov- ernment stand- ard). The strong- est cloth woven for its weight. Guaranteed waterproof under all conditions. The Alligator Company St. Louis, U.S.A. te ffl;: te Cisszfe ii Cis te:3:;3s j 566 The I American | Laundry Machinery | Company | Spalding Athletic Equipment Standard of the World for half a centuiy 1876-1917 If 6x5 Sixth Avenue Bet. 36th and jyth Street New York City NEW YORK CHICAGO SAN FRANCISCO CINCINNATI LONDON TORONTO 105 Nassau Street E V YORK— 518 Fifth Av, AND ALL OVER THE WORLD PETTIT 8l reed SMOKING TOBACCO ' ' Ace High Tbruout the World " Manufactured By LaRUS (i BrO. Co., Richmond, Virgin r r?i±sr:r: s5:rresces5:rs 2es3::3: si:7esi; " % r 2 s5:2E:sz25 s3::es5r?esi;3esi;:zesi;:3esi:2 , 1 I WHEN the supply ship steams south from the last outpost of civilization in September, not to return until the following July, lonelmess will never again beset the lives of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who patrol the vast, wild area. Radio is now brightening the long winter nights with music, special programs, messages and greet- ings from their ' home folks. " And in the receiving sets of the " Mounties " is the best equipment obta inable. The batteries they use must be dependable. They mmt serve until new supplies are brought in a year later. o jt (ny Radio Engineer Burgess Battery Company r n J. n F lone, „nd Offcc: NIAGARA FALLS AND WINNIPEG In VnitidSuUK Offices and Warehouses in Principal Cities BURGESS RADIO BATTERIES iK Where the Blazes 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. | EZR.I H. FITCH, PrcsiJcnt Madison Avenue and 4.5th Street || NEW YORK i Makn:s of | FINE BEDDING | BEDS and UPHOLSTERED f FURNITURE f fo? ' 70 Years | J L: te te te i; f s;tesrj;ssz:te ; r 7 S.7 Z7 Z7B:SZ = m: m Z:i Z7S= ZJ I Compliments Charles P. Rogers cV Co. Jl Inrorporiilid I? i-2- -H West 48tli Street H NEW YORK J t: tesi:te te r!: sr;s te i;te 5 sz:ss r2 56S rsicies5::r s:[::res5:2e i;-ea:!;iesi;;zesj:2escj:e 5 i 7: sz:;i: s.7 :SZ7 : Z7s sz:i s7 :Ss:j Where engineering skill, craftsmanship and a determi- nation to make the best are coordinated to meet the Army ' s usual and unusual requirements for Searchlights, Gun Control and Special Mechanical Equipment. The SPERRY GYROSCOPE CO. MAN ' HATTA-N- BRIDGE PLAZA BROOKLYN N. Y. !:tes:£:tesz;te:«z[te 5Cs:s;ii 5s te : r Hosiery and Gloves CASTLE GATE far qu,i! t and service NONE BETTER MADE So our Armv friends tell us E. B. SUDBURY CO. 356 Fourth Ave. New York, N. Y. Fresh -- Crisp Sunshine Biscuits Sunshine Sugar Wafers IN SEALED PACKAGES OR BY THE POUND l00SE- yilES BlSCUIT(pMPANY Braucht ' s in over 100 Cities f;te te tesz;ifss£tes;!ite i:s jss te; : J r " - li Z ' : SZ7 Z7 Z- 7 S5:.7 SS::!S Z ' -S 7 :SZ7S Z7 : T Butter V Cheese . Eggs Butter is made from Pure Whole-Milk Cream POUND.-.HALF Pound Prints : New York X09 Broadway and no William Street FURTOUNIS CHUMAS DEALERS IN BANANAS Asa L. Shipman s Sons O ' Shea Knitting Mills Established 1837 I New York N. Y. Makers Athletic Knitted Wear for Every Sport 1414-14 North Sacramento Avenue Chicago nsKies[:2 cz sx:2es3::z5±s:!:?e=si;5:e 2s si: ' ssj:i JT ' 2J±s3:3esi;2es3:?esij:es 2 s:::i S3rj!SS3C2: sj;2 % CompUmmts I standard oF the ©I ARMY lie NAVY U.S. FULL DRESS EQUIl ' MliNT ROLLED (JOLD BUTTONS ROLLED GOLD INSKJNIA COLD EMBROIDERIES ;OLD LACE IMFORM CLOTH MARTL L SPURS N. S. r EYER. INC. I 43 East l9 ' ' St. NcwYorks. © el! At your dealers or posf exchange J Carl Prism Binoculars New Models WIDE angle, sharp definition and great lu- minosity, so indispensable to militar)- men, characterize Zeiss Prism Binoculars. Hence they are standard equipment of many services in lead- ing countries and the unanimous choice of the foremost explorers, navigators and sportsmen, the world over. The I MAYONNAISE I used at the CADET MESS :te z;te tesii: CARL ZEISSJnc. 4S5 Fifth Avenue New York Pacific Coast Branch z8 South Hill St., Los Angeles supplied by R. P. Smith MIDDLETOWN, N. Y. Inquiries Solicited GOOD CANDY There is always one sure way of satisfying that linger for good candy. A choice blend of opera and nougat creams — delicious caramel — crisp toasted peanuts — and covered with rich choco- late. That is BABY RUTH the world-wide candy favorite. CURTISS CANDY COMPANY CHICAGO Otto Y. Schnering, President Candy Makers to the American Nation Ew York-Boston-LosAngeles-SanFrancisco Distributors SHAPIRO BROTHERS Wholesale Coujectiouers and Tohaccon sts Newbur h. New York v ' ' ' v C i II s H ' i H Cloth STROOCK i Mt I Teitzel Made is I Custom Made ?i I L -n MILITARY BOOTS RIDING BOOTS SAM BROWNE BELTS LEATHER PUTTEES BOOT TREES Semi for our leather sivatche and prices 1 ahiia tpic a y deugned jot polo coatf and t ' i imaitist in spoit appanl S. STROOCK CO., Inc. NEW YORK mills: newburgh-on-hudson I The Teitzel-Jones-Dehner u I Boot Co., Inc. I I WICHITA U. S. A. I 2escr si;:; es:i::resi;r-i7esinj es53:esi;2esici si;;resi;; DREKA ' jn! : Stcilioi ers PHILADELPHIA ' s Stationers to the Army and Navy VISITING CARDS " -—. STATIONERY ■— . CHRISTMAS CARDS ILLY the OYSTERMAN The oysters them- selves MAY COME FROM the bottom of the sea ' But billy the oyster- man RIDES ON THE CREST OF THE POPULAR WAVE OF ENTHUSIASM " OYSTERS AND •-. MORE OYSTERS " Other Income IN THE ARMY, as elsewhere, salaries seldom increase fast enough to keep pace with ex- penses. It is obviously advisable for the average family to create an auxiliary income. This can be done by budgeting expenses and systematically purchasing a $50 or $100 Guaran- teed First Morgage Certificate— perhaps monthlv. These certificates, which are absolutly safe, pay 5} 2 ' interest. It is only a question of time when this other income will grow to be a power- ful factor in the family finances. The certificates can be purchased by mail. Interest begins from receipt of check. Send the coupon for booklet. WESTCHESTER TITLE - AM) TRUST CO. - " .- Capital and Surplus $1,000,000 .v WEST POI and The DuBois Press O. ' uR selection by the Howitzer Staff for the building of the Annual of the U. S. Military Academy is a signal honor and one which we acknowledge with gratitude and a full sense of our responsibility. Our Mr. a. F. Du Bois was chosen as the architect of the book, with complete responsibility for designing, engraving, printing and binding. We gratefully acknowledge cooperation of the following: To Cadet Edward J. F. Glavin, Editor, and Cadet J. P. Holland, Business Manager, with the entire Howitzer Staff, whose resourcefulness, industry, ability and loyalty have heartened us and made the book whatever success it is. To " Nick " Riley for his beautiful sketches and paintings, plus a spirit of cooperation that was invincible. ToJohanBull for his wonderful characterizations of Presi- dent Coolidge, Secretary of War Davis, Major-General Hines and Superintendent Stewart. To Franklin Booth for his inimitable Title Section drawings. To Scientific Engraving Co. for its painstaking care on the engraving. To J. F. Tapley Company for its fine binding. To The David J. Molloy Co. for manufacturing the cover. The DuBois Press has also had the honor of printing the Lucky Bags of the U. S. Naval Academy for 192.1, ' 13, ' 14, ' 15, ' 2.6 — and now has been awarded the contract for 1918. This year we have also printed the Year Books of Cornell University and Princeton University. THE DUBOIS PRESS Builders of Fine Books and Catalogues ROCHESTER, NEW YORK I .1 B V,r ri] ' Xv fi ' w ' A fFhcre Life May Lead! (DcJiccited to the C ass of lQ2y, I ' . S. M. A.) I HE SYMBOL of your kind has marked you as different, yet through the years you ' ve spent in girdhng yourself with knowledge, your quest still remains unknown. You do not know what Life in all its secret planning holds for you, excepting Success or Failure — nothing else. But there ' s a consolation, an inspiring thought, that welded into action means Success. Strive mightily, with your goal always before you, and wage a valiant battle— none the less ! ' To Arms! " Let your war-like cry ring out ! Let it echo constantly through a life made stern and open, unscarred by hypocrisy. " To Arms ! " Let your weapons be the arms of truth, energy and dauntless courage; let them shine with the burnished steel of manliness and courtesy. Aim high, and always be uncommon where thousands are content with mediocrity. And when temptations hover like Satan ' s vultures, seeking to devour and draw you from your chosen ideals, strike them down with the mightiest blows of your will, and continue with a soldier ' s tread where Life may lead ! It " J If ASSOCIATION OF WITH OUR SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS iRMY AND NAVY STORES, INC.. 4 J 9 FIFTH AVENUE, JEW YORK CITY Index Alu-r.-mmbic Fitch ». Page 568 Ilc-nrv V. Allien Co 558 The Alligator Co 566 The American Laundry Ma hiiiery Co 567 American League Base Ball Club of New York.. 549 Arden Farms Dairy Co 528 Association of Army Navy Stores, Inc 575 Hotel Astor 550 Bailey, Banks Biddle C( Francis Bannernian Sons Bansch L..m!i Optical C lU-hrcr Co., Inc. F. II. Bennett Mi.scuil C... Bethlehem Steel Co., Inc. Billx The Oystermaii ... . . Bo.sch Son, Inc Brill Brothers Brooks Brothers Burgess Battery ( ' o 1 Luggage Corp o5 ttesville Woolen Mills 524 rtield Cigarettes 531 I ' atent Fire . rms Manufacturing Co 530 Dreka Compan- Duhilier Cimdei l)u Bois l res.s Thomas C. Dm The Finchlev Establishment 557 The First National Bank of Ilighlan.I Falls, N. Y. 535 Kmil Fleischl Son 570 The Fleischmann Co. 565 .lacob Forst Packing („., Inc. 573 Fnrtoimis Chumas 570 563 .lohn l(. (iaunt Co., In - 562 (;iol.e Rutgers Fire Ins. Co. 548 F. S. (iol.lstein Son 566 (iulf Refining Co 523 II. Kolmst.in.m Co. Krcnicnl . it Co Larus Bro. Co., In.. IxuLse-Wiles Biscuit . Nat. Luxenberg Bni Metropolitan Life Ins. Co Page 540 N. S. Mever, Inc 571 David .1. Molloy Co . 544 The Moore Printing Co., Inc 518 Motion Picture Producers Distributors of .Vmerica, Inc 536 Moto Meter Co., Inc 553 N The Neil House New York Base Ball Club. O ' Shea Knitting Mills . O ' Sullivan Rubber Co., In Peal Co Pettit Reed I ' ro-phy-lac-tic Brush Co Prudential Ins. Co. of America . .lacob Reed ' s Sons The Reveille Legging Co. Chas. P. Rogers Co., In San Diego . rmy Navy Academy Schilling Press, ' inc.. . . . ' 551 .lohn S.h.Hinmaker Son, Inc 561 . . Srhnicler ' s Son, Inc 537 II. W. I. Schwab, Inc 551 Scientific Engraving Co 555 Shapiro Brothers (Curtiss Candy Co.) 572 Asa L. Shipman " s Sons 570 Shredded Wheat Co 543 Sigmund Eisner Co 564 .lulius Simon, Inc 5(i4 R. P. Smith .)71 A. (i. Spalding Bros , 567 Sperrv Gyroscope Co 569 Standard ' Oil Co. of N. Y 525 Starin Brothers 538-9 Staunton Military Academy 555 Steinwa v Sons 554 Stetson ' Shops, Inc 520 S. Stroock Co 572 E. B.Sudbury Co 569 558 .1. F. Taplev Co 559 . lex Taylor Co.. Inc 569 Teitzel-.]one.s-I)ehner Boot Co., Inc 572 Thayer Hotel ,545 Tiffany Co 515 W: i Washlnn-n Crosby Co Westchester Title Trust Co. . . . The West Point Hotel White Studio Stei)hcn F. Whitman Son, Inc.. WhittcTuorc Bros A. Wiltuaucr Co 576 = «1 at a THE WORK IS FINISHED THIS TASK IS DONE BUT ONLY FOR TODAY Tomorrow brings new work new problems of the day |NE MORE LINK IS BEATEN AND SHAPED -. FORGED TO FIT THE REST - AND THE BLOWS THAT MADE IT STURDY HAVE FELLED SOME CASTLE WALLS - YEA WALLS WERE SHAKEN BUT THE STONES HAVE BEEN RESHAPED TO STAND AGAINST A STURDIER STROKE -- «-. YOUTHFUL TRUSTFULNESS HAS HEARD THE CRY OF THE SLAIN BEYOND -. HAS LEARNED THE EMPTINESS OF ACCLAIM -. HAS KNOWN DISTINCTION ' S WORTHLESS BADGE -. THE BARENESS OF REALISTIC INTERPRETATION -. AND «-, SO KNOW- ING HE WALKS FORTH --. " Do what thy Manhood bids thee do From none but self expect applause " He noblest lives and noblest dies " Who makes and keeps his self made laws " All other Life is living Death " A world where none but Phantoms dwell " A breath • -. a wind ' -- a sound ' - a voice " A tinkling of the camel bell " — The Kasideh


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