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OPAL ELIZABETH WEBB s A6Z. COPYKIGHT 1928 BY THE HOWITZER BOARD THB DU BOIS PRESS 3UILDERS OF FINE BOOKS AND CATALOGUES ROCHESTER, N. Y. Procejs Color Printing and Engraving I f THE HOWITZER THE i ANNUAL II OF TH» UNITED STATES CORPS CADETS PtJBLISHEO BY THE CLASS o r 19 2 6 UNITED ST TES H MILITARY II ACADEMY II VEST POINT NEW YORK WE DEDICATE THIS HOWITZER TO OUR MOTHERS AND FATHERS IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF THEIR SACRIFICES AND LOVE THE CLASS OF NINETEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHT gO%EWO%D EARLY in the Revolutionary War, General Wash- ington perceived the desperate need in his forces for trained officers. As President of the United States he recommended the founding of a training school for prospective officers. From that time down to the present, the Military Academy has played an impor- tant part in all our wars. Thehistory of its graduates has been the history of the Army. The traditions of West Point and the spirit which it instills into those it trains have been carried to every frontier post and to every battlefield of the American Army. To carry on those traditions and to maintain this spirit is the duty and the privilege of the graduates of this year and of the years to come. This book is the record of the first four years of the history of the Class of 1918 as members of the Army. It is our hope that, when the class has become scattered throughout the Army, the book will serve as a reminder of the four years spent here together and of the traditions that must be upheld if the Spirit of West Point is to endure. CALVIN C COOLIDGE THIRTIETH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Commander in Chief of the Army I _ m ' fy ( C i DWIGHT R DAVIS Secretary of War 10 . - ' - " - il : CHARLES P. SUMMERALL MAJOR GENERAL UNITED STATES ARMY Chief of Staff « MERCH B. STEWART MAJOR GENERAL UNITED STATES ARMY Superintendent United States Military Academy MARCH 14, 1916 TO OCTOBER 3, I92.7 Contents Views of the Post Administration Corps Organization Classes Athletics Activities lEWS Bunker Hill June 17, 1775 1 i i I Glimpses of West Point By R. M. WOHLFORTH, ' 17 ROM these, these rey and cincknt halls of ours An hundred martial heroes once have sprung; An hundred mighty men well known to fame And countless others by all TIME unsung. They thronged these halls and clattered on the stair . . They danced and jested ivhile soft music low Once played for the silver swinging shadows That, like love and beauty, swiftly go. Here they lived, and saw too clear life ' s Listing dream; Here they strove for strength with distaff and with bar. Here they saw the mighty Hudson ' s majesty Stark white beneath a vault of moon and star. We did it too, a)id found our life like theirs. These buildings meant to us a little more. This heritage is ours to carry on ... . Our memories, like theirs, our golden store. Take this and carry on. What matter outward marks or Rings 1 We cariy with us an affection that Transcends the glow of earthy things. I I Administration Building ROM its blue rase the rose of evening drops; Upon the Hudson its petals float away. The hills all blue with distance hide their tops In the dim silence jailing on the grey. Twi.xt battlement and shoulder of the plain, Tinged now with red and now with purple rare, A tower rears its head as if in pain, . And seems to soar aloft to breathe the air. It hides and yet commands a portcullis — The conduit to the country ' s Service, where The Nation ' s youths ( trained to know the call is) Go forth to honor country and to dare. 4 I I I n Cullum Hall I ERE Time has placed an hundred guarded treasures Culled rom the galleries of hoary years. And neither music nor its strident measures Can put away from you those aging fears. Once you had danced and smiled in derogation. Replacing stolen days by those to coine. Forgetting in your youthful calculation What marks the total of your destined sum. Do not begrudge the first vague color painted Across the sky by flimsy wisps of dawn. Nor mark the fall of night as though it tainted The source from which its sustenance is draivn. Here are memorials and dim impressions That show you glorious life to your oivn mind ; Do not forget in wayivard retrogressions That age, though seeming ruthless, can be kind. And when your spirit bows in pale surrender Before the dream ivhose nature none may say. Some withered leaves of inemory, remember. Will bear you company along the way. i I I Battle Monument REEN Lmiis, low steps, iiu iilabastev base ; A marble shaft with Victory coolly poised : She stands forever mute above our stream, A queen with timbrel and with ivreath upraised. Could she but turn her head, the Hudson blue Would s)jiile at being gazed upon. And she Could read the names on pedestal and plaque Of those If ho fell that Union might survive. Ah, could she but hear the youthful voices Singing on a sultry Sunday morning Our praise to Him who is our mighty fort. Her pipe would stop its ditty of no tone. And could she but crown some modern Hector With her ivreath of gold — she ' d be quite human And no more immune to joke or tickle Besides, she ' d become quite feminine and We knoiv, so very, very fickle. I IT I I I The Superintendent ' s Quarters 0 ' NCE I saw some statistics That the average superintendent hived in this house 2.- 8 years; And that of this titne he lived Here .oi years before assuming His superintendency . So let no General Officer despair. In the contemplation of his career He may be reasonably certain Of One day One hour And 24 minutes Of freedom from worrying about what Cadets Will be up to Next. H I I I I The Gymnasium ONG winter ajtevuoons there came ' : e wrestler and the boxer here, th foil and epee fencer smote • And lunged ; xuhile caulifloicer ear And bashed nose proclaimed the art That suffers from tobacco heart. Once in the deep pellucid tank A sicimmer and a poet sank. And on the bleak ice-coated ri k An engineer fell and broke his I I j North Barracks OIV can we rhapsodies about oi r cells 1 hook at this arched and ivyed edifice Munched tree-hidden near the velvet plain. Have you seen the rosy-fingered daicn. Have you seen the leaden slanting rain. Make It part of oak and laicn 1 See its casements sparkle in the night. Hear the arch resound with shouts of joy — Set it as a thing apart. Ah, tighten not those strings of meniory Wound loosely noiv around your heart ' ! I I ft The Chapel i ' TORIED pile flutig oil cniggy hillside, Tow ' riiig silently above the plain Oiiiet as a nun, pointing slim battlements : Mute supplication in sunlight and in rain. Glass, stone, bro r::ie, buttress, music; Our worship is enriched by thee. give us that ivith ivhich we all may see ! Long Grey Line HEN you are old, and even you must change. And be no longer perilous and young; When all save peace ivithin four ivalls are strange Follies and risks that you must live atnotig. When you are old and grey and all a lone. And no guests come because of stormy iveather, Kemei?2ber all the gay Parades you stood. That Time has swept into the dust together. And so remembering what year on year Has dealt with justly, though ivith all its care — Let West Point appear, as all lost things appear More lovely and bewilderingly t iore fair Than any other place you knew your whole life through To bring you disillusion in the end all over. And in that hour may you not regret that you Forsook West Point to accept another lover. ADMINISTRATION New Orleans January 8, 1815 i I I Major General Edwix B. Winans Snperiutemient United States Military Academy From October 2.3, 11 17 to February 15, 1918 33 I Major Gexeral William R. Smith Siipa-intanlaiT Lhiited Stdtes Niilitary Accidemy Assumed Command Fehruarv 15, 19x8 I 34 I Major H. L. Taylor, Major E. L. Kelly, Major J. L. Cockrell, Major W. H. Jones, Jr. Major G. E. Stratemeyer, Major V. H. DoDDs, Jr., Major P. B. Flemixg, Major A. E. Larabee, Major T. A. Terry, Major H. M. Groninger, Major C. K. Nulsen, Major R. G. Moses, Major J. M. Crane, Major M. L. Miller, Major R. K. Whitson, Major J. N. Caperton, Capt. J. O. Green, Jr., Capt. J. M. Devine, Capt. R. W. Beasley, Capt. F. G. Bonham, Capt. L. B. Keiser, Capt. C. H. Armstrong, Capt. W. S. Elev, Capt. J. T. Cole, Capt. G. H. Gerhardt, Capt. W. A. Dumas, Capt. L. McC. Jones, Capt. E. W. Timberlakb, Lieut. T. F. Kern, Lieut. C. C. Jadwin, Lieut. G. B. Conrad, Lieut. C. E. Bybrs, Lieut. R. B. Lord, Lieut. H. D. McHuoh. Civilian Instructors Thomas Jenkins Francis Dohs William J. Cavanaugh Warrant Officers Emil Oetmann John W. Dimond Department of Tactics I Major H. F. Spurgin Assistant to the Commandant 35 I Ordnance and Gunnery LT. COL. EARL McFARLAND, Professor Captain Harold A. Nisley, Assistant Professor £ I I histnictors Capt. W. I. Wilson Capt. J. W. Coffey Lieut. P. L. Deylitz Lieut. G. M. Taylor Lieut. G. Anderson 36 I English LT. COL. CLAYTON E. WHEAT, Professor Major Clarence C. Benson, Assistant Professor I I I Capt. Lieut Lieut Lieut Lieut Lieut Lieut Lieut Lieut Lieut Lieut Lieut Lieut Lieut Instructors T. S. Sinkler, Jr. . B. F. Fellers . E. B. Fitzpatrick . W. L. Barriger . H. McD. Monroe . W. M. Wright .J. M. MacMillan . R. G. Gard . W. H. Wenstrom . H. F. T. Hoffman . L. O. Shutt . P. M. Whitney . C. C. Clendenen . F. N. Roberts 37 I I Engineering LT. COL. WILLIAM A. MITCHELL, Professor Major John R. D. Matheson, Assistant Professor Instructors Capt. H. H. Pohl Lieut. L. DuB. Clay LiEUT. A. M. Neilson Lieut. R. H. Elliott Lieut. H. L. Peckham Lieut. O. A. Axelson Lieut. D.J. Leehey Lieut. C. W. Stewert, Jr. 38 I fm,.. 1 ' Mathematics COLONEL CHARLES P. ECHOLS, Professc Major Harold E. Miner, Assoctaft Professor Major George J. Richards, Assistjnt Professor I Instructors L. F. Daniels G. A. Counts B. M. Harloe . A. B. Shattuck, Jr. . R. M. Wicks . G. V. Keyser . M. B. Barragant . R. A. Ericson . E. W. Gruhn . J. V. MiDDLETON . C. E. Morrison . O. W. Martin . ' . D. Brown . R. M. Montague . D. G. Shingler . B. F. Hayeord .J. V. Phelps . C. Robinson . H. H. D. Heiberg . W. Jervey H. Oxx F. Handy C. Partridge J. McGaw R. Bullene . L. W. Bartlett . K. W. Hisgen . J. P. Wardlaw . C. Va n R. Schuyler . A. C. Spalding 39 I I Drawing LT. COL. ROGER G. ALEXANDER, Professor Major Fred B. Inglis, Assistant Professor Iiistn ctors Maj. R. I. Sasse Lieut. C. C. Blanchard Lieut. B. Evans Lieut. J. M. Bethal Lieut. E. V. Stansbury Lieut. W. J. Crowe Lieut. J. S. Bradley LiEUT. J. K. Mitchell Lieut. L. E. Schick Lieut. F. R. Pitts Lieut. A.E.O ' Flaherty, Jr. KnHlprmwinLTi. 40 ' .. I Law MAJOR EDWIN C. McNEIL, Professor Captain William C. McMahon, Assistant Professor I I Instructors Capt. a. J. TOUART Capt. J. M. Weir Capt. J. E. Morrisette Lieut. J. T. Schneider Lieut. E. M. Brannon 41 i i Economics Government History COLONEL LUCIUS H. HOLT, Professor Lt. Col. Robert M. Lyon, Associate Professor Instructors Capt. S. R. Carswell Capt. R. B. Ransom Capt. H. C. Holdridge Capt. G. I. Cross Capt. I. A. Hunt Capt. R. MacD. Graham Lieut. W. R. Irish Lieut. C. Ennis Lieut. E. A. Dolph Lieut. P. W. Kendall Lieut. W. P. Withers 42- Medical Officers Col. W. H. Chambers Maj. H. McC. Snyder Maj. S. L. Chappell Maj. H. C. Neblett Capt. a. H. Nylen ( ' .APT. J. M. Welch (.APT. B. L. Smith C APT. W. S. Shuttleworth Capt. W. W. Woolley Capt. J. K. McConeghy Lieut. A. L. Staples 43 I I Modern Languages LT. COL. WILLIAM E. MORRISON, Professor Major Thomas D. Finley, Ass sta it Professor Captain Charles R. Johnson, Jr., Assistant Professor Instructors Maj. R. M. Levy Capt. E. H. Almquist Capt. M. B. Navas Capt. H. A. Brickley Capt. W. F. Safford Capt. L. V. H. Durfee Capt. J. T. B. Bissell Capt. B. E. Moore Lieut. W. W. Webster Lieut. E. S. Molitor Lieut. J. Haleston Lieut. F. B. Valentine Lieut. J. C. Hamilton Lieut. T. H. Young Lieut. J. K. Baker Lieut. A. T. McCone Lieut. C. J. Barrett, Jr. Lieut. M. D. Taylor Mr. L. ' outhier Mr. B. Debray Mr. J. Sesplugues 44 I Chemistry Mineralogy Geology COLONEL WIRT ROBINSON, Professor Major David McL. Crawiord, Assistant Professor I histnictors J. W. G. Stephens B. H. Perry H. P. Gantt . A. M. Gruenther . M. P. Chadwick . H. J. D. Meyer . E. F. Hammond . W. I. Allen . E. A. Routheau . R. ' an D.Corput, Jr. . V. J. Morton, Jr. I I Natural and Experimental Philosophy COLONEL CLIFTON C. CARTER, Professor Major Walter K. Dunn, Assistant Professor Instructors Maj. R. G. Guyer Capt. J. L. Hayden Lieut. J. G. Sucher Lieut. . H. Ritchie Lieut. J. L. Langevin Lieut. E. H. Lastayo Lieut. L. L. Lemnitzer Lieut. L. L. Judge Lieut. E. S. Gibson Lieut. F. B. Kane Lieut. W. W. White 46 I I The Academic Board Major General William R. Smith Superintendent Lieut. Col. Campbell B. Hodges Commandant Col. Charles P. Echols Pro , oj Mathatiiittcs Col. Wtrt Robinson Frof. of Chemistry and Electricity Col. Lucius H. Holt Prof, of History, Economics and Government Acting Dean Col. Cliiton C. Carter Prof, of Natural and E.xperimental Philosophy Col. M. a. W. Shockley Prof, of Military Hygiene Lieut. Col. Rocer G. Alexander Prof, of Drawing Lieut. Col. William. A. Mitchell Prof, of Cifil and Military Engineering Lieut. Col. William E. Morrison Prof, of Modern Languages Lieut. Col. Clayton E. Wheat Prof, of English Lieut. Col. Edwin C. McNeil Prof, of Lair Lieut. Col. Earl McFarland Prof, of Ordnance and Gunnery Major S. Whipple Adjutant U. S. M. A. 47 I I Mr. F. C. Mayer, Qriainst, Lt. Philip Egner, Ttachir of Musk; Capt. J. L. Brooks, Ajj ' t Quartermaster; Capt. H. N. BuRKHALTER, Po tct Officer; Lt. J. C. Raaen, Ass ' t Treasurer; Major J. H. Lavbach, Ass ' t Quartermaster; Major H. L. Mumma, Provost Marshall; Major P. B. Fleming, Grad. Mgr. of Athletics; Capt. T. O. Baker, Ass ' t Quartermaster; Major G. S. Andrew, Ass ' t Adjutant; Chaplain A. B. Kinsolving, id, Lt. T. B. Hedekin, Personnel Adjutant. CuL. E. J. TiMutHLAKii, Quartermaster; Maj. O. L. Brunzell, Treasurer; Maj. S. Whipple, Adjutant; Col. M. A. W. Shockley, Surgeon; Lt. Parmlee, Aide-de-Camp; Lt. Col. F. W. Boschen, Finance Officer. J ' CORPS ORGANIZATION The Alamo March 6, 1836 r I _ I II THE COMMANDANT OF CADETS I Lt. Col. Campbell B. Hodges 49 i i The Regimental Staff J. E. Briggs Cadet Captain and Kegirnental Commander J. C. Banta Cadet Captain and Regimental Adjutant T. A. Lane Cadet Captain and Regimental Supply Officer R. F. Travis Cadet Reg mental Sergeant Majo L. W. FiNLAY Cadet Regimental Supply Sergeant 50 . » iT— •-. rr vv F. F. Everest D. W. Traub C. M. Matthews Battalion Adjutant Battalion Commander Battalion Sgt. Major First Battalion Staff Major W. H. Jones ii I B. L. BoATNER A. L. Alexander E. C. Reber Battalion Adjutant Battalion Commander Battalion Sit. Major Second Battalion Staff M AJUR C. K. NULSEN I l« 52- . I T. S. RiGGS C. F. Born R. W. Warren Battalion Adjutant B.ittal on Commander Wittalwn Sit . Major Third Battalion Staff I Major G. E. Stratemeyer A Company WHILE every four years sees a complete change in the personnel of the Corps, the domi- nant spirit of the Corps changes not a bit. And so it is with the companies that make up the Corps. There may be minor changes in modes of expression or repression, there may be different methods of administration, both from the higher command and from the Bigger and Better Bucks, but still vou will find that the Corps is the Corps, and that — in this case — A Company is A Company. We ask of the Plebe, " Which is the best company in the Corps? ' ' (eyen as they do in every other company), and we firmly believe that the Plebe is right when he replies, " A Company, Sir. " We believe in the doctrine of laissez-faire, and having attained a proficiency in the art of comfortable nonchalance, we are content to maintain ourselves in that state of cadet bliss, going quietly about our own busi- ness and letting the other fellow be miserable in his own way. But when there is a call for help, A Company is ready and willing to give the need- ed shove in the right direction. No sketch is com- plete without a background, and we offer as our background such names as Pershing and Mc- Arthur, and paint in the more proximate details of Timherlakes and Kirkpatricks, and then splash the foreground generously with the names of the present such as Seeman, McGuire, and Coverdale. Taking it all in all, it is a pleasing picture, and we of A Company can say with Kipling: " God be thanked! Whate ' er comes after, I have lived with Men! " Capt. C. H. Ar.mstrong 54 ..4 r ' I I I ■-r : imKmi il FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS THIRD CLASS Allen, F. G. Lane, S. H. Brigos, K. M. Knight Ammerman Mitchell, H. V. Banta LOCKETT CONGDON, N. A. Lasher Bogart, T. F. Morgan BiLLINGSLEY McGu[RE, C. H. Colby LOWRY Brunzell Neil, D. R. Breckinridge Peery, p. D. CONLEY, E. T. Muse East Peterson, C. L. Brentnall PiNKERTON Conner, G. F. Roth, M. S. Feagin POSPISIL Cole, G. M. Reynolds, S C. CUNO Spr.ague Ferguson Richardson, J. L Coverdale ScUDDER DE RiEMER Steadman Gordon Strode DeLany, N.J. Seeman Graul Van Bibber, E. M. Heath, L. T. ToBIN Enoer Sturies Greeley Vestal Hill, G. E Uhlman HiNRICHS Tomlin HoRRIDCE Vincent, R. F. K.ENNY Wehle, P. C. Ivy Traub HuBARD Johnson, R. C. Wilson, W. Winn K. King, L. KUNZIG Williams, G. E. Wooten KlNNEE Woods, R. N. Luckett FOURTH CLASS Beebe Little BONESTEEL Magee, M. M.acK Cardell Malloy, J. T. Carroll Messinger Dick, P. V. Milner, W. W. Dickson, M. S. MoRiN, W. A. M. Donaldson Ondrick Esdorn Pressley Farris Ragland Gay Soraghan Griffith, R. H. Sullivan Grunert Sutherland, A. I. Holland TR.MN Hughes, H. A. W.AONER, C. C. Kohls, C. U ' . Warren, F. H. Levenick Waters Lichirie First Classmen 55 B Company THE Corps is a body of twelve hundred men, sub-divided according to height into twelve smaller groups, each of which regards itself as the best company in the Corps. The most blatant and obviouslv erroneous are A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L, and M Companies - - there is only one B Company. Occupying two of the four divisions which comprised the original South Barracks, it sleeps within walls of tradition. To the inhabitants of newer additions of South Barracks, and especially to the Lost Battalion in North Barracks, it turns deaf ears when they boast of their modern conveniences? For, when some for- bidden object is concealed in a B Company chim- nev, cobwebs of antiquity are rent; when mantels receive their diurnal dusting, initials once carved bv now famous men are disclosed, for B Company was a living organization when E to M Compa- nies were rough-cut diamonds in the virgin clay. And it has also traditions of more recent growth. For two successive years it furnished football captains. Last year it captained three major sports — football, lacrosse, and baseball — but this year it must be satisfied to captain only polo and golf. Six star men attest to its grip on Academics; numerous A.B. ' s are bi-weekly advertisements of its independence. The First Classmen of 1918 in B Company gradu- ate with the hope that they have added some- thing to its finest traditions. They are especially grateful to their tactical officer. Captain Dumas, C.vpiAiN W. A. Dumas who gave an ideal to many, and help to all. 56 FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS THIRD CLASS Barnes, ' . B. MuNin- ACKLEN Joyes DoHS Packard, H Brosvn, H. Mvers, S. L Andrews, ' R. W. Keeler Dunn, T. W. Pelissier Brownino, S. R. SiRMVER Babb Lincoln Godwin, H. L. Pitcher Calyer Smyser Bryan, J. K. Lynch, G. E. Hamlett Porter, E. , Cralle ' Spivey Carpenter McKee, W. F. Howze, H. H. Ports CURRIE, W. R. Staley CoOLIDGE, G. W. Merrill, F. D. Jeffrey Royall Hefley Stritzinger D VYRE, D. G Meyer Johnson, M. C. Sawin Israel Wat KINS, G McI. Eli AS Parient Landon, K. M. SiSSON KlSSNTER Wiley, N. |. Frame QUINN, D. W. Lermond Terry, F. G McNair, D. C. Williams,}. O. Hammack Stevenson, W. F. Levy Truly Matthews, C. M Hayden,J. C Stone, J. N. Maxwell, W. R. Tyler Hempstead Striblino Moore, H. R. Ulsaker Horton, J. C Taylor, T. F. Olin FOURTH CLASS Adair Arnold Bard Beck Bethune Buck, C. F. Burns Callahan Cassevant Cassidy Cladakis Decker Ellis FiTZ Simmons Hall, W. C. Harris, H. P. Hartman, G. F. Houser, H. p. Jones, V ' . S. Lancaster Leydecker McClellan, J. Moore, M. M. Parker, E. M. Parker. T. W. Peyton Skidmore Smith, C. C. Timberlake VOGEL Walden Wehder, D. B. Wkstermeier First Classmen 57 I C Company Do you see that spotless array of gold lace and shining brass over there, with sabers gleaming and rifles aligned like the teeth of a comb? It doesn ' t make any difference whether you see it or not, it could never by any stretch of the imagination be C Company! The happy hunting grounds of every O. C. at Reveille and P. M. I., this luckless band of pampered pets has donated far more than its share of gray hairs to the Tactical Department. What if our shoes are worn through, and have to be secreted in the laundry bag every Saturday, — what if our chevrons look like an advertisement for Old Gold cigarettes, as long as the Cosmo and the Red Book are available, we shall not want! If the tenths are few, the smiles are many. There is no such thing as dissention in C Company, for every man is a good sport. In a word we are perfectly content to keep on believing that the ability to wrap friction with the " P " or the Tac in a continuous atmosphere of good fellowship is all that is required to make these four years as pleasant as possible. When there is work to be done, we ' ll do our share with- out grumbling, and then — on with the dance. And if vou Hnd yourself out of step with the fellow in front, just remember that there are probably plenty more behind you out of step, too: and once you get half the crowd on your side the Tac ought to remove it! Major R. G. Moses I 1 I FIRST CLASS Caldwell, W. G. Howard, C. F CUMMINOS King, C. B. Dau Knudsen Davis, L. C. Landon, T. H Dickey, F. R. Leeds FiNLAY Meacham Frederick, R. T. Moore, V T. Fuller, L. A. Olds Gilchrist POHL GUDE Sampord Hartman, a. R. SOMERVILLE Hennig SECOND CLASS THIRD CLASS Anoluin KlRKPATRlCK, E. E. Anderson, H. C. Nealon Calloway Krauthoff Clarke, C.H. Norstad Chard McDonald Crabb Patrick Crary Mays Diddlebock Roth, S. Dent Murphy, W. E. Dudley, ] H. Smith, A. D Dodson, E. A. Person, J. L Folk Stone, A. G Gavin, J. POORMAN Gunderson Stoughton Gilbert Redlack Haas Sweeney Goldberg Renshaw Hardish Taber Griffin Schorr Harris, W H TWYMAN Hamlin Silver Howell Watson, A. Hays, G. R Smith, F. H. Miller, D B. Watson, R. ] Hughes, C. E. FOURTH CLASS Allen, W H T. Kreuz Blake Leinster Bond, V. H. Ml Bride, C. R Chappell, P. E. McNair, C F. Cooper, H B MacLaughlin, CORBIN Mathews, J. H Cusack Mayo Durst Mitchell, J. H Elbgar MuENTER Gallup Rogers, G. F. Green, C E. Russell Hardick SCHEIWE Hoy Schomburo Irvine, I. B. Taylor, W. Jones, M. A. Wertz Klawuhn Willis L, ' RMiBfl B ii B ■ " " ' ' T t ' l »ffl S i mm ' m . mlm Firsr Clussmcn 59 I D Company TELL me, are the first class bucks still spoony; do the plehes still double time? Do our cups still stand in double row; is the quill book filled up vet? Have we many men on the area; do the troops still gripe and serve? Are there any bridge sharks present; is the mail delivered yet? Do they start so many rumours; does Grizzly still act up? Is the first class still so short, and are the rest so law abiding? For such were the wavs when I was a Cadet a Hundred years ago. It was a hand-raised, hand-picked troop, and highly polished by three famous quilliteers, meet " Hones, " " Moon, " and " Bill. " They skinned us, and thev slugged us, and they said they didn ' t care. But we will meet them in the service, and we are sure to look right proud. Some folks call it " spirit " and some " esprit de corps, " but it is just the old, old Army Game, as the company plays it now, somewhat hard, but somehow fair. Many names are dropped, many names are added to balance up the rosters. Those who leave are never forgotten, those who come are soon forgiven. But whether thev fail or linger awhile, or eke out the four year term, whoever has followed the fourth guidon will know the one prime thing; though the janitor quit and the O. C. die, the Navv win, and the pay bill fail, the " Pride of the First Battalion " will still send its men to the wars. Cai ' t. W. S. Eley 60 I I j FIRST CL. SS Adams, P. De Anderson, S. Beall Beaumont Brickman Butler, R. G. CURRAN Daley, E. K. Delmonico Easton, R. L. GlMMLER Goldsmith Jack, W. MiCHELA O ' Donnell Ross, L. G. Shepherd, E. F. Walter Wilkinson SECOND CLASS THIRD CLASS Armagost Moody Baker, D. H. Moore, N. D. Gallery Morrill, P. K. Bradley Odom Faog Ofsthun Bristol Perrin Heidland Phillips Burnett Rishebarger Jones, S. W. Rau Darrah Roy Kraft Samuels Dennis Sachs LOSEY Simpson Dice Sauer, J. S. McClelland, C. B. Stevenson, H. W. Grubbs Tapping McKeague Stubds Haugen Throckmorton Mackintosh Wentworth HoLTZEN Wall, T. F. Majors Whiteley JURNEY Walsh, B. Maulsby Woodbury Markham H s. Wood, R. J. Miller, W, FOURTH CL. SS Baker, J. W. Lehrfeld Cain, H. B. Moore, R. W Cave Olson Corbett Pachler CuLLEY Passarella Daily, J. Pratt DiESIEL ROONEY DiETZ SCHMICK, P. Greenliep Singles Harrison Skeldon, J. R Hbrrick Speiser HiCKEY Taul HOGAN Treweek Inskeep Veal Kbdziora Wagner, S. E. Knierim, L. First Class 6i I I E Company I IKE all grear things our company cannot be jammed into a pigeon-hole. Most companies _i of the Corps are something in particular; hivey or goaty, hieboning or indifferent, runts or flankers, but we are all of them. We always retire our share of yearlings and plebes in January, but we have three star men in one class. We rarely get a line but always come out near the top in the competitive drills. We are not exactly flankers but are big enough to call F Company the runts. If you drop into our orderly room you will see a single, lonely intra- mural cup waiting for a companion, but we are always well represented on the Corps squads. This year we have the unusually great distinction of claiming four captains of athletic teams — base- ball, wrestling, track, and rifle. We havefurnished the quarter-back of the football team for three years. We are the source of many new ideas. Last summer when the Fishing Club was organized, some of our live-wires gained a controlling voice. We have two of the important officers, secretary and assistant. Jog and Cowboy, the brains and the brawn. We have a research department, holding weekly meetings in the area, for the advancement of the art of brightening and burnishing. It has been tried — and reported on — every conceivable wav of shining oak and brass. In the end it was forced to conclude that shoe polish and pomade can ' t be beat. Whv? Ask Jog, he knows. Capt. J. O. Green, Jr. 6i i L I 4 I I FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS THIRD CLASS Brown, J. W. Browning, W. W. Forrest Gavan, p. a. Green, J. L. GuERTLER Halterman Howard, R. A. LoVEJOY McNamara, a. T. Meehan Mitchell, P. J MoRAN, T. J. Morrow, J. J. Olive, J. F. Prunty Ramey, R. M. Reber Wells, T. J. WlESENAUER Wilson, R. A. Adcock Ayre, S. H. Bell, W. L. BoRK Brewster Browne, R. J. Bryan, T. L. BlSH Cone Cooper, A. B. Fadness Guyer Hammond, J. W. Hammond, T. W. Hunter, C. N. Minniece MOSELEY, E. L. OsTRAND Parks, H. C. Pierce Ranck Rasmussen RoBEY Smith, R. W ' lEGAND M. :■ ■ Ahearn Brown, P. H Castle Clark, P. Cook, B. S. Curtis, J. O. Dannemiller Dellinger DoDsoN, A. K. Fuller, A. L. GlBNER Grisham Howard, C. E. N Kelley, S. p. Kilpatrick KiMPTON KUMPE Lancefield MacFarland Stevens, E. S. Thiede Urban Weber, M. A Winters Wright, W. H. S G. FOURTH CLASS Allen, C. T. Benante Bonds. N. R. Bowman Boyd. R. K. Carlisle Chbal Davis, J. J. Davis, W. A. Dick, W. W. Eckhart, E. S. Fleecer Hagqod Hendrickson Hercz Hightower Huuver Johnson, M. W. McConnell McGee.J. H. Mallory, B. B. Meade Moses Motherwell Patterson, D. R. Redden Reidy Semple Smellow Stafford Stunkard Wakeley F rst Clii. 63 F Company IN the small corner of South Barracks there dwells a colony of pygmies. It would be well worth one ' s while to take a trip down to this colony to see the interesting little fellows. They are an energetic race both in work and play, and thev are a most cordial and friendly community. Although self-sufficing and content to dwell amongst their own little band, they always hnd time to make friends with their huge neighbors and to welcome them into their modest homes. Undersized as they are, thev are a sturdy group (from a development of form out of form in a connected series — ) as is evidenced by their recent triumphs over the communities of larger men. Last year they completely turned the tables and sent the giants scurrying by capturing four silver cups, including the biggest one awarded for all- around supremacy in the annual contests on the athletic field. Such triumphs emphasize the su- periority of skill and coordination over brute strength. Good old half-pints. Nor are these little fellows undisciplined. They are obsessed with a peculiar idea that military drill is a thing to be taken seriously. Following this idea, recently made popular by the influence of their leader, quaintlv called the ' Tac, ' or just " Tim, " they marched themselves right up to the front line and did Squads Right into second place in the competitive drill. This soldierly complex has done much to increase the morale of the pyg- mies, and — well, more power to you, Tim. CaPT. E. W. TlMni.IU.AKli 64 FIRST CLASS Allex, J. B. Leahy Bain McLennan Boatner Markham, E. M Cody Mathews, E. S. Coleman Matteson, W. J Falkner, F. H. O ' Brien GiBBS, D. R. Parham, a. H. Grinstead Raymond, M. B Hasting Shute Keller, E . B. Tally Lawrence Thayer, E. B. SECOND CLASS Arnett McKeefe Bennett Miller, F Blue Napier Bowyer Sadler Brooke, J. F. Sands Calidonna Serrell Easley Seward Francis Smothers Hayes, H. G. Steinbeck, HoRNOR Strauss Jones, C. R. Tavanlar McCartney Thompson, McCuLLA THIRD CLASS Alexander, D. S. Morrow, S. L Bartlett Boyd, H. R. Brisach Carmichael Nyquist Pradisdh Schlatter Shaffer Eastburn Haggerty Heitman Shahan Smith, H. L. Sudasna James Keller, C. Swofford Timothy Koscielniak Lewis, M. Millener. R. D. Weyraucii YouNT, p. F. FOrRTH CLASS Ayers, L. a. Baldwin Barr Bell, W. J. Brown, E. A. Brown, E. L. Carter, M. S. Chandler, W. E. Cron, L. N. Daley.J. p. Greene, A. A. Hauck Hutchison, D. V. Isbell Jackson Kimzey Landaker, C. L. Leary McGowen Moffat Mooney Peters Pritchard Pruitt Rodenhauser Romero Rothrock Shepherd, R. P. Thompson, E. L. Thompson, HA. WiRAK Wood, G. R. Wood, S. A. F rst Classmen 65 I I G Company THE runts! Noisy, carefree, happy, and utterly indifferent to the flankers ' opinions. We believe that G Company is the best of the runt battalion, and we refuse to listen to any argument to the contrary. In this company we have every type. We have the star men, the ordinary kaydets, and the goatiest of the goats; spoony tiles, sloppy files, and the ones in between; snakes and woman-haters. It has long been our fixed opinion that G Company is the proof of the old proverb that the best goods are done up in the smallest packages. In the field of activities, G Company always does more than its share. Minor sports. Hun- dredth Night, the Howitzer, — we always have our share of representatives. Our engineers not only keep our goats proficient, they do the same for goats all over the Corps. And when the Com looks around for Captains, the company is always called upon to furnish more than one. We live in that happy state of supreme confi- dence in our ability to put things across, and when we can satisfy ourselves the opinion of rival com- panies amounts to little. Results count; and this perhaps explains the usual G Company gesture of thumb to nose towards all the superior beings who disdainfully smile at the noisy and juvenile antics of the Runts. We of the First Class are sure to miss this noise and these antics, for during four years they have plaved their part in making the runt divisions a Capt. R. W. Be. slev good place to live. 66 I I ifiitiinmnmiii; FIRST CLASS Alexander, A. L. Oakes Boos OKeefe, R. DOIDOE, J. P. Potter Fleming Sawyer Johnston, PH. Tarpley Laubach Thayer, A. MacLaughlin, P E Titus McLemore Totten Maerdian West. R. Montgomery, H. E Williams, G Moscatelli Yost FOURTH CLASS Baker, E.A.J. Moore, E. Barclay Parkman, R. B Brooks, C. LeR. Perry, M. O. Carlson, G. W. Porter, I. W. Cather Read, J. W. M. Davis, W. D Roller Dudley, H. H. ROYSTER Fisher Spangler Hanmer Stroker, J. F. Helms Tague Herman Troxel Hiddleston. E. W. TURPIN Irvine, M. M. W ' lLROY KUNISH Wise, R. H. Langlois WoRKIZER Mitchell, E. C. Yates SECOND CLASS THIRD CLASS Caraway, P. W, Parr Beasley Kiser Carey Perkins Boyle KoWALSKI Coutlee Poole Cloud LoTHROP Doubleday Robbins Corr Mifflin FiTZGIBBONS SOMMERS, C. CURCIO Miller, J. A. Griffith, E. G. Statham Dickinson, W. D. Nelson, H. E. Hail Stephenson, J. O. Ganey Parker, R. C. Latimer Strader Graham, W. T. QUINN, H. W. Lynde Thompson, P. S. Guthrie QuiNTO Montgomery, H. G Underwood Herbert Taylor, W. N Nave Walker, D. F. Hurt, M. H. Townes Noble, A. K. Walker, J. S. Johnston, R. D. Whipple Palmer Wilson, W. C. Fir.it Classinai 67 H Company CLAP hands, here comes Charlie! " Immediately there is a clinking of chips and a scuffle of hurrying footsteps as all strive to convert the company into an unnatural state of piece and quiet. Ten minutes later the daily Polo lesson is terminated and the customary hustle and bustle is restored. That ' s a picture of our fighting Irish. Leave them to their own convivialties and take a trip into another world — that sanctuary, the eight and a half division. Marshalled in dignified arrav the council of war is sitting. No, not that! ' Tis onlv our bov captain in a big mo- rale meeting with his chevroned partners. What these can concoct within the paltry limits of a minute is bevond the scope of this text. To study these groups thoroughly is to gain an insight into " H " Company. We wear the wife ' s clothes to the hop. We eat his boodle without stint. That ' s comradeship! We take a blind drag for him — that ' s courage! Often on the housetop, never in the cellar — be it athletics, drill, the old morale, general rough house or just plain noise. Under our banner are all varieties of men — fat men, slim men, smart men, snakes. But whatever the varietv, comrade- ship is their code and helpfulness their guide. Both are the spirit of the " H " Companv. Who blames the grad when he comes back to us and dons on old F. D., to swing into line at Parade again, once more to follow the floating banner of black, gold, and grev that so proudly Captain C. H. Gerhardt bears the letter " H. " 68 I I I FIRST CLASS Baker, G. W NouRSE, K. E Brennan, T. J. Peddicord Douglas, G. A Rich DWYER, R.J. Simon GOODELL Skeldon, F. Heiman Steed KoON Tate McCuTCHEN Thomas, A. McGarr Wadman Neary Watt, D. a. SECOND CLASS Anderson, R L. LoNGAKER, N. S Baltzell Love Carns Lynch, F. H. Chaffee MiLWIT Cook, R. L. Pfannkuchen Dolan SCHANNEP Evans, G. R. Shumate Fellows Sladen Hill, R. L. Sutherland, G Karnes Theimer Kearney ander Heide Kirn, W. T. Wright, E. Ladd THIRD CLASS Brandt Lewis, C. Broom Miller, T. Cooper, D A. MuT H Cordray ■ Persse Edgar Piper Esenwein Riley, J. J. Fernstrom ScOTT HuTTON Stuart KiLBORN Talcott Klinke Wilson, J. K Langdon, W. H. Wing Lee, M. J. FOURTH CLASS Adams, • . J. Blunda Brady Brown, J. M. Carter, R. S. Chappell, J. M. Dam BERG Del Campo Densford Dishman Flaherty Greer, F. P. Hannah Hewitt Huffman Kauffman McAleer NU( laren, B. Q Mahoney Marmon Montgomery, R Purnell quackenbush RuGtJLES Sams, J. D. Speidel Tipton Walz Welsh, J. P. Westpheling First Classtnen 69 F I I Company THE Commandant of Cadets called for his assistant and his assistants. " The Superintend- ent has asked for our judgment and decision as to which is the best company in the Corps, " said he. " Each of you shall answer a list of questions I have here, and our decision shall rest upon the results. Are there any questions? I shall be with the support. " A certain British looking officer was called in last. He strode to the desk, nimbly halted with a click of the spurs, and cutting his hand smartly to the side, dramatized, " Yes, Sir. " " Let me see, you are I Company — the hospital list is quite large for I Company. " " A hard working company. Sir. " " M-m. How is the scholarship? ' ' ' ' Just fair. Sir. ' ' — a sinking feeling. " And the morale? " " Very good, Sir. " " That is unusual, and their activities? " " Well, Sir, most of them go in for some activity, field or parlor. " " And have thev won any competitive drills? " " Er-r, that is to say, not lately, Sir. " — weaken- ing. " How is their appearance? " " Well, Sir, they ' re often late but they usually appear. " " Have they any outstanding characteristics? Yes, I know that there is a special course for first captaincies, and that Mr. Wilson is of you, and that red is your favorite color — but other than these? " " No, Sir. " — very small. " Then I must unhesitatingly say t hat I Company is The com- pany of the Corps. Glad to know you. " " Glad to know vou. Sir! " — very proud. Lieut. G. B. Conrad J 70 I I -, v ; ' rv- I v - ■ff- ' i. v? : M m s ,1 r » -if tir !{;i, U f« . . FIRST CLASS Beattie, R. B. MuLKEY BlENFA.VG MuRTHA Bock, F. L. Pearl Briggs Saunders, La Donald Smith, D. B. Ezekiel Todd, W. E. Farra.J. F. Van Natta FlNVEOAN ICKERS Johnston, K. Wbtherill Kelly, R. H. Will Lamont Wilson, H. E. Mason, S. B. FOURTH CLASS Berry, J. A Marshall Carhart Martin Cotter MOHR Danbk Moore, W. B. Duffy Pahl Eaton Powell Gough Rainev, H. D. Hackett Raker, J. N. Henry Sanford Hunter, H. W. Sheram Jewett Smith, B. B. Krueger, Steinbach, R. Lane, R. H. Teall, H. S. Lester Van Divier, J. M McCrimmon Williams, H. D. McVea Wilson, N. B. Maloney SECOND CLASS Bassett Mathews, J. J Brown. D. F. MiLLETT Buchanan Moore, H. Buck, L. N. MicHOLS, K. D Connally, W. p. OHara Cooper, R. C. Partin Draper Poinier DuBose Quill Freeman, P. L. Reilly, G. M. Hattan SuNDT LoVELL, J. M. Sykes McAneny Wetzel McNernby, J. A. Williamson THIRD CLASS Berry, E. Booth Carrithers Carter, W. A, Clifford Cron, R. E. Davis, M. S. Deering Dodge, C. G. Eckert, W. D. Goodwin, A. C. Greco Harding, M. L. Heimerdinger Heriot Humphrey Kromer Meguire, E. L. OKeefe, R. J. Porter, R. W. Preston Taylor, D. R. Thompson, W. S. J. First Classmen 71 I i 1 1 K Company BACK in the dark ages when an enlargement to the Corps brought a tenth company into being and before the paint had dried on the Orderly Room sign, K Company had tradi- tions. Traditions K Company still has — a glorious host of them that lends a distinct atmos- phere to its fortunate membership. Fortified by the knowledge of a background of splendid tradition, a K Company Kaydet can face the world with a fine air of nonchalance, a high disregard for the temporary annoyances of daily life. We would not assert that these traditions make a man more lithe, more studious, more mature, or more soldierly than the cadet of any other company. We freely admit that they do not. But they do supply the touch that sets K Company apart. A K Company man points with pride to his company banner, the red oyercoat flag. As a symbol ot revolution, unrest, discontent, the banner by no means represents the company spirit; however, it does recall the good old days when plebes were plebes and knew it. Possibly you already know that K Company possesses the one and only company Silo and Tractor loving cup, a vessel of dubious beginnings and bizarre history, that now decorates the order- ly room mantelpiece along with other trophies more regularly acquired. It was found unlettere d in the trunkroom, supplied with an appropriate inscription, burnished with all the care devoted to an inspection B-plate, and although not needed to supply a lack of prizes, it creates a profound Capt. L. B. Keiser impression on the unsuspecting. 72- I FIRST CLASS Anderson, W. Blair Brown, R. C. Bulger, J. A. Dayharsh Ellsworth Goodrich Halff Haskell, F. W. Hathaway HoLLEY Johnson, W. P, KlRBY, H. C. Lewis, E. T. MiDDLEBROOKS Mills, J. S. MORAN, H. F. Nadal Nelson, R. T. SCHEPPS Trent LIpHAM Wyman Abbott Armstrong, De ' P. Barnes, G. R. Carr Chandler, R. E. Clarke, L. Cruise DeKaye French Grier.J. L. Hannican Harding, J. G. Hayden, E. C. CLASS THIRD CLASS Herndon Appelman Janairo Lynch, C. A. AUSMAN Kent Mace Blanchard Neal, N. a Peake BOSWORTH OMeara Reynolds, J. G. Crawford Peterson, , Tench Dlehring Ratclifpe Thompson, M. R. EwBANK Ruestow Treat Freeman, R S. Smith, S. V ANDERBLUE Gibson Thompson, Velasquez Hampton, E M. Uhrhane Vinby Harris, W. w. Walsh, J. X WlMER Howze, C. N . FOURTH CLASS Beishline Carlson, D. F. Cole, L. F. Colegrove CoYLE Davidson Dickey, J. K. Ford, B. A. Frederick, C. E. Gould Hampton, W. A. HoCKENBERHY Huntsberry Johnston, F. V. Lash Lawson Leckie Leeper LOYD MacLachlan, C. Morris Orr Reed, H. H. Ronning Saint Sheen StaY ' ton Stiness Thomas, M. L. VoGT Weible, N. R. Wright, R. H. Young First Classmen 73 I L Company IN the eyes of the Tactical Department, the Academic Board, and the War Department, one company is very much the same as any other. They all have the same number of men to lodge, feed, and instruct, and they all present about the same appearance on parade. In the eyes of a Cadet, however, there is only one company and that is his own. The members of L Company are no exception to this rule. We all agree that the inconve- nience of marching to imaginary music, of occupying the worst seats at football games, and of having to grab a too hastv meal in the Mess Hall in order to allow the rest of the Corps to get home on time, is more than counterbalanced by the pleasure of living with as congenial and whol- ly likeable a group of men as could be found anywhere. We have done our share, and more than our share, in contributing to the many athletics and activities which make life as a Cadet what it is. To even begin to describe the activities of our members would require a volume as large, almost, as this one, and it is beyond the " scope of the text, " as they say in our Math books. Suffice it to say, then, that we are all proud of our company, that we appreciate the privilege we have had in being in the company, and that we shall all be sorry to leave our close friends and intimate comrades of the past four years. Captain F. A. Macon 74 I I. I i li FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS THIRD CLASS .Anderson, A V. Morton Allan, C. C . W. Kraus Brett LiNDQUlST, R. E. Anderson. F. L. RiGGS, T. S. Barber McCoy. J. V. Brooks. H E. McClintick BlSSON Sams, W. C. Beynon McDermid Cagle MacLban Butchers Sherburne Brownlee McNallv Candler Murrel.J. H. Dalv.J. B Smith. R. L. Byrd Merrill, P. W. Chalmers Ohme Earle. J. J Smith, W. D. Evans. J. B. Nesbitt Fitch Pauley Fritzsche Tarrant Fink. R. Nichols. J. A. GiBBS. G. W. Perry, W. A. Handy Taylor, R. K. Forney Shimonek Guenther Rothschild Houseman Tunner Geary Stephenson, S. V. Heiss Schimmelpfbnnig Johns Vincent, L. A. GlDDINGS Stevning Hutchinson. R C. Shannon LuDLAM Willette, G. C. Graham, B. L. SvENSSON Jones, S. E. Smith, P. W. Grbear, W. H. Ward. R. V. Kane, O ' N. K. Waldrop Keirn. D.J. V.,tkins, K. FOURTH CLASS Armstrong, D. K. Belger, M. E. Caraway, F. Carlson, G. C. Carver Cool idge, J. B. Easterbrook, E. F. Eddy Ford, H. C. Gurr Haynes Holbrook King, J. I. Marnanb Mount NiXDORFF Parham, W. L. Park. J. W. Pearson. A. M. pumpelly Raymond. C. W. Rodgers, L. H, Sartain SwiNK Terry, H. A. Thuney ViCKERY, C. L. Walker, E. A. Ward, P. O. Watts, R. P. Whitsidb Woodward Zimmerman, J. B. Fiijt Clci 75 ▼ M Company OURS is the trulv cosmopolitan company of the Corps. Not only have we accepted into our midst various individuals from almost every company, but also we have adopted, for the summer, a horde of wandering first classmen. One finds, on the one hand, strongly intrenched in M Company the staunch supporters of the powers that be, and on the other hand are the radicals, sluggoids, and other social outcasts — our underworld. Our bolsheviks still hold forth in considerable strength, but the Fascists have drawn their teeth, and a more harmless, jovial, and good-natured crowd is not to be found anywhere. In spite of our cosmopolitan character, we have accomplished great things. Two ambassadors have we sent to the Regimental Staff, and of course we furnished the Battalion Commander. As for our athletes, let it be said that we hold much of the front line and both wings of the football team. We are so modest that when we won the com- petitive drill last fall, it was impossible to con- vince us that we had won it. It was not until the Major arrived in a brand new Chrysler that we began to sense something unusual, and we now boast a gav and brilliant set of streamers on the guidon, in spite of much earnest but ineffective endeavor from the friends at the other end ol the Corps. On the football field, at drill, at the hops, on leave, or even in the section room, who is THE BESTOUTFITTHERE?—M Company, of course. Major R. K. W ' urrsoN 76 1 FIRST CLASS SECOND CLASS THIRD CLASS BOLAND Maxwell, A. R. Beaver LaPpage Allen, W. H LUNN Born OCONNELL Bullock, W C. Lynch, T. R. Atkinson McCoy, H. M. Breden Reed, A. W. Costello McKenzie Barrow Bunker Sanders, P. L. Crandall Pearson. H. E. Blackford Mason. G. L. CoUNIHAN Schermacher DiBB Rindlaub Carlmark Odenweller Denniston, a. B. SlEVERS Dunn, W. ]. Seitz Croswell Perry, G. W. R. Flood Smith, G. F. Fries Talbot Emery Sampson Harbold Travis Ghormlev Thompson, W. J. Fletcher Smith, A. M. HUDDLESTON, T. O. Warren. R. W. Hall. W. E. Trotter Garton Sutherland, R. C Lane, T. A. WEnn, A. N. Harkins lCKREY, L. A. Harris, A. F Ludlow Wilson. D. M. Hug LIN VlTTRUP Haskell Mansfield, C. J. Wilson, R.C. |ark, C. H. KUTZ Wilde, H. G. Zimmerman, D. Z. Lewis, H. DU D. Wright, A. M. FOL ' RTH CLASS AXELL Barnett Bays Berg Blanning Booart, F. a. Brown, R. Q. Brown, S. G. Bucher Buchwald Burroughs Cook, E. F. Doug her Duff Fulton Hammond, J. R. Hansboroi ' gh Howe HuMBER Kerwin, a. R. Krueger, O. C. Lee, L. F. Lee, R. M. Mansfield, H. Meulenberg Miller, P. G. Noble, J. B. Patterson, J. A. Shinkle Smart Strother, D. C. Wiley. W, B. Wood, J. H. I nst Clii.wDioi 77 I The Colors i 78 I i hi; L . . Military Ac adiaii Band I Lt. Phillip Egner Teacher of Aiusic 79 CLASSES Pickett ' s Charge July 2., 1865 I The Class of 192.8 PAUL DeWITT ADAMS 4TH DISTRICT ALABAMA HEFLIN, ALABAMA J JJJ • D. came to us from that well known fountain of knowledge — Marion I Institute — and entered upon a colorful and varied career in the ranks H JI of " ' Ye Immortals, " never allowing studies to interfere with his Hl education. His most distinguishing characteristic is that he speaks precisely what he thinks. Externally, he is rather quiet. His silence has sometimes been misunderstood by casual acquaintances, but under- neath there is that constancy and sincerity which makes a loyal and sincere friend. Coming from the land of eternal summer, he soon became an ardent follower of mattress drill. Why he hasn ' t been forced to buy an extra mattress is beyond our comprehension, for his is in constant use. Add to this a consuming passion for the Cosmopolitan and the Post and vou have a glimpse of this, the perfect gentle- man and scholar. Being impervious to the wiles of women, little is known but much is suspected of his capabilities along this line. Do not take any of this ragging to heart, Paul, we have wanted to repay your wit for many moons. In the meantime we wish you luck, rest and relaxation and we are assured that you will find them. You will be remembered as a man worth knowing and a friend worth having. 8i iiJ ALBERT LEA ALEXANDER, Jr. 1ST DISTRICT MISSISSIPPI ABERDEEN, MISSISSIPPI LEG is one of the few men in the class who is so well balanced in his activities that it is difhcult to pick the most outstanding phase of his four years ' life at West Point. He has a keen, analytic mind, which has kept him among the coveted ranks of the star men every year save one; and during yearling year he dropped in studies only because of the many hours he spent in coaching the goats of the company. Athletically, Alec has been prominent in several fields. Four years of soccer won for him his " A. " Added to that are three years on the boxing squad and three years among the experts of the rifle team, which go to show his well rounded prowess. In military rank Alec was also at the top, and in command, he has exercised absolute control and yet has not provoked unfriendliness among his military subordinates. These are cold facts; they do not express in any way the warm humanity and friend- liness of the man. Quiet, almost reserved, he none the less is warmly interested in every man with whom he comes in contact. Alec is a splendid type of West Point graduate; and we expect him always to do honor to the Corps. CORPORAL 1 CAPTAI.M I SOCCER 4 3 1 I BOXING 3 i I RIFLE 3 EXPERT RIFLEMAN PISTOL EXPERT 83 FORREST GORDON ALLEN HONOR SCHOOL CHICAGO, ILLINOIS TALL, blond, debonair chap with dreamv blue eyes that speak of many pleasant things gone before. Erect of bearing and graceful in his move- ments, Forrest has that fine appearance for which we all strive. His natural artistic ability and love of the subject, enabled him to lead the class in drawing. In addition, his talents include a broad knowledge i_ _ of music. He plavs the piano with an inspired touch, as all who attended the Color Lines our first two summers here know. Leave Forrest alone in a room with a piano and drawing equipment and he will be perfectlv content for hours to sit and sketch or tinker at the piano, even to the extent of improvising, and composing original pieces. A generous nature makes his companionship most agreeable. He is always willing to help in any difficulty, and as for being a sport, name the thing you wish to do and Forrest is ready to go. Happy, buoyant, never worried about anything — that is For- rest — a true friend whom we shall alwavs remember. A.B. PLEDE ORCHESTRA COLOR LINES 3 CAMP ORCHESTRA 3 MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN JOHN B. ALLEN U. S. ARMY COLL ' MniA, MISSOURI ROM the quiet and peace of a miJ-western campus to lava beds of Hawaii, came this gallant and active son of Missouri. A year in the Islands as a private in Uncle Sam ' s Engineers, thence to West Point and the Mili- tary Academy. Three years of cadet life with ' 17, thence to a forced vacation — South .America, the Mediterranean, Italv, France, Spain, I ' - ' - ' - Greenwich N ' illage and the drafting room and finally back to wearing the grey. Though only one year with the class of 18, J. B. has lived up to, if not above his previous reputation. Ever working, ever smiling, a good stu- dent, a good athlete, Johnnv has found little difficultv in winning friends and keeping them. For three vears he has been the lightest man on the ' arsity football squad. For three years he has fought and frolicked with the best that the Academy has to offer. Comes spring — and J. B. grabs his lacrosse stick and woe be unto those intercollegiate huskies who come in contact with his 140 pounds of brawn and muscle. Academically, J. B. has been equally successful. An alert mind, coupled with the will to studv hard, has kept him near the top of his class. This, too, despite his ath- letic indications. Johnnv ' s smile is his chief asset — its contagion is irresistible. Quiet by nature, possessed of a keen personality and the will to do, J. B. will go far among cits or soldiers. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. SUPPLY SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 3 2. I LACROSSE 3 2. I HONOR COMMITTEE I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 1 AU ' ORD N PATTEN ANDERSON, Jr. AT LARGE PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA I " J J !NDY Started with quite a jump on most of us where a knowledge of the P H best ways of playing the " old army game " was involved. He was one R V of the few of us who knew which end of a rifle is the business end and Jjj l how to strip a Colt. Andy is an army child and about the warmest ■ K defender of the army as a career that we have met yet. His tales of the S S Philippines and China killed many a cold winter ' s night when the Math began to grow irksome. Some of them sounded like brain children to us, but they impressed the English P ' s, who did not know him so well. He has always had a peculiar capacity for getting the maximum number of tenths for a mini- mum amount of study. His untangling of Descrip problems was a marvel to behold and a lifeline that held up quite a few of us. Andy has had quite a campaign with the Tacs. They gave him demerits, cons, and took his Christmas leaves, but finally came to the conclusion that they could not keep a good man down. End of first class camp s aw him bedecked with chevrons and guiding ' L ' Co. down to the mess hall. Whether in the Air service or the Cavalry we know that Andy ' s unfailing good na- ture and helpfulness will carry him through to new friendships and successes. SERGEANT I RIFLE 4 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE EXPERT a» 86 FREDERICK LEWIS ANDERSON, Jr. XyTH DISTRICT NEW YORK CATSKILL, NEW YORK H ' " ™ " " !LEBE vear found Fred torniing an important part of the famous defense I of the lacrosse team. His alertness and fighting spirit, which were so I evident in lacrosse, also earned him a place as end on the football I team, and the title of " Ball Hawk. " These two sports, along with ■_i— • basketball, have prettv well filled his time throughout the four years, _ and Academics became of minor importance. He would undoubtedly have been an Engineer had not eight-thirty o ' clock always found him fast asleep in his chair. Studies never did worry him, and he was prone to open his text-book and discard the latest novel five minutes before first call for class. He is generous in his dealings, sympathetic in his friendships, always ready for a bit of play, and he has obtained a firm hold on the affections and good will of his associates. There has onI - been one thing that could ever fluster him, and that was the simple little monosvilable, " Love. " Even this failing seems to have passed by now. We refuse to make predictions as to his future; it is impossible. Just when we think he has dehnitelv found his vocation; up jumps Andy in pursuit of another calling. Just at present he wants a mounted branch; whether it will be with or without re- mains to be seen. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I FOOTBALL 3 i BASKETBALL 4 3 LA- CROSSE 4 3 2. I MAJOR " a " 3 2. I SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 3 i I HONOR COMMITTEE I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 87 fr - T SAMUEL EGBERT ANDERSON 5TH DISTRICT NORTH CAROLINA GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA UST sav " Sugar Sam " and vou have covered the subject. Four months is the longest anv femme has ever remained in grace. But perhaps its best to fish all the waters before coming ashore. Anyway, Greensboro has turned out a right smart soldier. Manual of arms to double rmg ceremony — there isn ' t a formation Andy doesn ' t know. Of course 5JJ5SSSI Andv is a goat, all the better men are. The Math Dept. was awfully disappointed to have such a prospect slip through their fingers. In the Liberal Arts work things went much better so after yearling year Andy stands much higher. Few men in the corps have better set ups, very few take as much pride in their appearance or work. Two years ago it was a fad for the football stars to deliver ice during the summer months. Andy tried this on furlough but had to give the job up because of interference with his night hours. Nevertheless the work put him in condition for soccer. As manager of that team Andy continued his customary efficient and pleasant administration of all duties. As the years drift by with Andy in the field and with us in the doughbovs we will always remember the spoony little hop man- ager who always had a pleasant word for everyone and a smooth way of delivering his goods. CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I SOCCER 3 X I MANAGER SOCCER 1 HUN- DREDTH NIGHT 3x1 HOP MANAGER 2. I CAMP ILLUMINATION COMMITTEE I RIFLE AND PISTOL MARKSMAN MACHINE GUN EXPERT WEBSTER ANDERSON iND DISTRICT MICHIGAN TKCUMSEH, MICIIIOAN J JJJORN in Massachusetts, raised in Michigan, and educated (partially) at I K H I West Point, Web puts in a claim for admission to the Cosmopolitan I I |] I Cluh. (Editor ' s note — claim disallowed). He is fortunate in having I LIS4 I 1 " Icvel-headness of the Yankee to offset the excessive optimism of the ■ iB H M ■ Middle West. In regard to that education, we spoke of, Joe has little ii-_ _-_ - diflkulty in absorbing a great deal in a little time. With the single exception of French — which he claims is Greek to him — he has always been found in the first sections, carrving his trusty slide-rule and sporting a nonchalant look of complete familiarity -whether deserved or not — with the lessons in hand. Having a warm regard for dramatics — and the Spring Banquet — Web has consist- entlv been a member of the Stage Crew on Hundredth Night. He yields a splendid thespian authority, and a most efficient hammer. Incidentally he lacks only a voice to be a splendid baritone in the choir! In spite of the popularity of this Lothario, he hopes to take " Castles Without, " for one hundred and forty, divided by two — or three — is Web ' s idea of poor arithmetic. CORPORAL 1 LIEUTENANT I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 j i PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN I JAMES G. BAIN AT LARGE MOUNT LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA 2 IMMY BAIN was born, some twenty years ago, in an Army Officer ' s quarters in the Philippines. Since then he has lived the transitory, cosmopolitan life of the armv child — so often productive of a blase and sophisticated brat — without being injured in any way. He is still naive and interested in unusual things, and his fresh sense of humor is at once the delight and despair of his company. Apparently Jimmy has two main characteristics. He is inordinately fond of everything that has to do with the Air Service, and he is utterly indifferent to all other interests at West Point. His indifference is the Simon-pure twenty karat brand. It is not a planned thing, nor does he deliberately bone it — he doesn ' t care a continental for study, or for any rule or regulation made. As to the Air — it is a mania with him. He is constantly building model planes, drawing plans, and reading the Aviation magazines. Since he saw two cowboys flying a home-made machine, he has been engaged on plans for one of his own. It is a mono- plane, double motored, with a thirtv foot wing-spread — this much we learned before we escaped ! We hope he attains his dream and flies a plane in some pursuit squadron but it will have to be some plane to equal that two-motored beauty of his plans. ORCHESTRA 432. HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 3 1 I 90 GEORGE WILLIAM BAKER NEBRASKA NATIONAL GL ' ARD YORK, NEBRASKA I Z ZZ TEORGE c.une from the hig open spaces of Nebraska, where every breeze is l l| a tornado and jack rabbits still run wild. Cow punching became too I I pi I tame after prohibition, so he set out to seek a life of high adventure in I J I the Armv. The National Guard taught him the A. D. C. ' s of soldiering, ■j— i« i t and we have done the rest. Not often have cadets from Nebraska eluded -_ _ _ the foundation jinx which hovers over every cadet. But George is armed with a talisman which keeps him far from trouble ' s clutches. His own good sense, safe judgment, and discretion guard him against all the pitfalls of the unwary. His quiet and unassuming nature has won him a multitude of friends, and no gathering is quite complete without his bald and venerable pate. But, for him hair tonics hold no interest; for, " What head, " he asks, " can support both hair and brains? " George is a real soldier from the soles of his shoes to the plume of his full dress hat; and whatever organization he joins will hnd him ready for any dutv, great or small. To him the branches " are all good horses, " but whichever one claims him, we risk our bet that it will b e that one " with. " CORPORAL 1 FIRST SEROEANT I LIEUTENANT I RIFLE MARKSMAN 91 r JOHN CRAIG BANTA AT LARGE HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA OHN is a quiet, reserved thinker. Never prone to assert himself, he has lived as one apart — not of the crowd. But instead of a detriment, that has been to him an asset. For his record of never failing efficiency has gained him his job as Regimental Adjutant. Efficiency is his byword. His military efficiency has not hindered him from aiding his classmates -_ _ -_ ' academicaliv. Stars have twice placed themselves on his collar. A keen mind has kept him at the top of his class during our stay here. His quality of being at once reserved yet genial, makes John an unusual character. In Cullum seeing him dancing, one is impressed with his graciousness toward women. Speaking to him, living with him, one is impressed differently. Still gracious, yet a feeling of confidence to the exclusion of aid from others, seems imbedded within him. Beast Barracks, Plebe Year — all have not touched him. He was always the same, and alwavs will be. Tall, serious, face a little bit stern and unyielding, and we have the visible John. Underneath the crust, he has a sterling character. CORPORAL i CAPTAIN AND REGIMENTAL ADJUTANT 1 STARS 3 I COACH 432. HEAD OF TENTH SQUAD I STARS 3 I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 3 1 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 92- ii ' ERDI BEETHONEN BARNES SENATORIAL ARIZONA WILLIAMS, ARIZONA ' ' LEAR brown eyes, :i soft and drawling voice, and an athlete ' s stream- lined hodv — these describe the physical ' erdi, but still leave much unsaid. Add to that a straight thinking mind, an inherited musical talent, a square shooting conscience, and an attention to details and you almost have him. He was barely old enough to enter the Academv " ■ " - when he left Arizona for West Point, yet he leaves the Academy a man in bod ' and character. Tolerant of others, he has fixed for himself a lirm standard of conduct from which he rarely deviates. Helpful by nature, he assumes others ' burdens in addition to his own. Cheerful by disposition, he pursues an even tenor of life avoiding anv extremes of mood. Athletic, he broke the existing Academy record in the pole vault his first year on the squad. Studious, he has maintained a position in the upper third of his class throughout his four years. Military, he has been a cadet officer from Yearling Corps to First Sergeant of B Co. He leaves the Academy with a well rounded record of achievement. And whether his career in later life is a success or a failure, his classmates will always think of him as the friend he was and the man he is. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I FIRST SERGEANT I TRACK 2. I All COACH FOURTH CLASS TRACK I INDOOR MEET 4 SUMMER CAMP BASEBALL 3 I CHAM- PIONS 3 CADET ORCHESTRA 4 3 1 I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 43X1 COLOR LINE 431 MACHINE GUN EXPERT PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 93 HORACE LINCOLN BEALL, Jr. DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ' ■JJSZS ' E have never been able to decide whether Horace was in love or merely | « I suffered from the effects of " cit " life when he entered. We shall always I Tfl I remember the trials he caused the Beast Detail when he forgot his first I A II reveille, and appeared at his first Saturday inspection with his equip- ■jM— M » ment in his hands. Canoeing on the Potomac was certainly different S SS SSm from this. Second class year was planned exactly as Horace wanted it. Lectures gave an opportunity for the more gentlemanly pastimes — playing bridge, " working out " in the gym, and still plenty of time for resting his eyes from the undue exposure to Chem and Phil. We were a little fearful when the doctors cut him for appendicitis just before June week, but saw through the whole affair when he was given a month ' s extra leave to recuperate while we were feeding big guns at Fort Wright. Horace is one of the most likeable men in the class. His constant good humor and ability to take a good kidding as well as give one, have made him friends all over the Corps. He is thoughtful, considerate, and conscientious; hence we elected him to the Honor Committee. We hope that he will not forsake the Army for the law, but we wish him all sorts of luck in whatever he undertakes, and feel confident that his career will be a success. SERGEANT I COLOR LINE 3 HONOR COMMITTEE I PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN 94 1328 ' - -• 2 .. ROBERT BERNARD BEATTIE SENATORIAL INDIANA GARY, INDIANA LITTLE Dutch-Irishman came to the Corps just to see what was what, — he saw. His overall height is a mere five feet hve inches, the smallest in his class, hut every inch has power and he can use it. He became known to the Corps by means of his style of boxing. There ' s no doubt _ he comes of fighting stock; his Mother writes, ' " hit hard and fast and - ' . ' ' - " don ' t get hit, " while his Dad advises, " get ' em down first, then they ' ll listen to you. " Boxing hasn ' t claimed all his energv, for the " B " squads in football and baseball have had his name on their lists more than once. He proves his all-round athletic ability by attending nearly every hop, — helps his style of boxing. After three years of living the life of a buck in " F " Company, he was given ser- geant ' s stripes and shifted to ' T ' Company. It seemed just like turning on the light in a darkened room. Besides that, he realized a runt ' s ambition — to live in North Barracks. He has high ambitions, and as the surest method of rising above the gen- eral level, he hopes to get the Air. If he doesn ' t, the doughbovs of Indiana will soon become acquainted with him very probably at Benjamin Harrison near Indianapolis. SERGEANT I BOXING 4 } I INDOOR MEET 4 3 I TOOTBALL 3 2. I RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER 95 HENRY FRANCIS BEAUMONT, IV ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA T JJJJJ EAU was well on the road to becoming a banker but changed his mind ■ • H and came to West Point instead. The qualities of dependability, loy- ■ 1 ■ alty, and trustworthiness, which gained him promotions in civil life J I are evident to us. When there is a job to be done, Beau is the man for it. »_— — M • He keeps himself mentally and physically fit for any tasks that come 1 " " " his way. His aim is to accomplish things and he takes his reward in the task well done. However do not think that Beau never plays, for he does. Few men get more pleasure from week-end leaves, from sports, either as spectator or participant, or from hops, than he. Birmingham could not have sent us a more well rounded man; one of broader interests and abilities. Like a true Southerner he has the well known " Southern Pride, " a quality which to us means background, family and honor. Seldom among the most confirmed South- erners can one be found that is a better example. Though not naturally a mixer. Beau makes friends with those who come in contact with him. Also he has no trouble in making friends with the femmes who come up to the hops. Perhaps more than one femme ' s heart has beaten faster because of him but he has come through unscathed and true to the O.A.O. down in Birmingham. CORPORAL 2. 1ST SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I PISTOL SQUAD 3 i I MANAGER I WREST- LING SQUAD i I INDOOR MEET 3 POINTER STAFF 4 3 1 1 ADVERTISING MANAGER I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 1 I ADVERTISING 1 COMPANY HOWITZER REPRESENTATIVE I COLOR LINE 3 CHAIRMAN EQUIPMENT COMMITTEE I RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 96 GEORGE RAYMOND BIENFANG SENATORIAL INDIANA LEBANON, INDIANA HO are you, Mr. Dumhguard? " " Mr. Bienfang, Sir. " " What the devil ' s that, a nickname? " Thus our hero arrived, one July morning, under circumstances which took the now familiar, gold lined smile from his Hoosier countenance for the next three weeks. The good name of Bienfang, in French, means " good tooth. " So George, earlv in his military career, to make the name apropos, knocked out one of nature ' s incisors and had the present gleaming object inserted. It is now a familiar sight wherever George goes, for it is rarely hidden. We do not know whether it is due to his acute sense of humor or to his vanity. As with others, furlo was dangerous to him. But it took till the end of furlo to do it. It was on the train coming; hack that he had an opportunity to catch a temme as she tripped. Personally we think it was-it must have been— premeditated. And now, at every mail delivery, his cry is, " Where ' s my letter? " And he usually gets it unless it is down at the Post Office waiting for more stamps. We ' ll probably see him next devising means for getting from Brook ' s Field to St. Louis in the least possible time. ACTING CORPORAL 3 SERGEANT I HUNDREDTH NIGHT i I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN 97 JOHN DABNEY BILLINGSLEY VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA SOFT easy drawl — the friendly smile — debonair a little — yet reserved — and we have Bill. His qualitv of easy-going familiarity makes him at once so popular vet aloof enough to accomplish that which duty calls on him to do. Obedience to duty is a fundamental perhaps, but Bill is always present when the Astor banquets are held. Christmas leaves, Mineola and all — have done naught but develop the southern aristoc- racy so inbred in him. Starting with a low ranking in Academics the first vear. Bill has since climbed up until he now holds his place with the best of them — which all goes to show his perseverance. A soldier before he came to us, it is not surprising that his soldiering should continue here. He has not joined the ranks of the multiple-chevroned but neither has he ever been a " clean sleeve. " Always he comes in for his share of the honors. Just a darn good fellow, not too aloof to be friends, not too intimate to be irksome, not too high-ranking to remember his class- mates — but |ust a happ ' medium — easv going — and hard to forget. m mm CORPORAL i SERGEANT I SUPPLY SERGEANT I PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN MAURICE CLINTON BISSON I9TH DISTRICT ILLINOIS CHARLESTON, ILLINOIS J 2J2 TAURICE does his part in upholdint; the fact that a hirge percentage of M VbI West Pointers are doctor ' s sons. He is a well-built, brawny son of 1 II Illinois who needs no aid from anv member of the Medical profession, PVJ JI even his father. Despite the early medical atmosphere Maurice has »_■— — • made a name (or himself during his four years as a soldier. He is a true " athlete, a strong expt)nent of the Daily Dozen, and he considers physi- cal culture a panacea. Lacrosse is his particular specialty but tennis, golf, swimming, basketball and canoeing claim much of his time and attention. Maurice likes nothing better than plenty of sunshine, plenty of time, and a good canoe. Nicknames sometimes mean something. Maurice has one which sums up completely his general characteristics. All know him as " Rip. " He has the will to win and is a hard fighter. On the other hand he is both modest and unassuming, and he will go out of his way to do a personal favor for a friend. Like many others he is always looking forward to something, be it hirlo, his femme ' s second coming, an athletic contest, or graduation. A marine replica of Rip is at Annapolis and we can only hope he will be as good a sailor as his West Point brother is a soldier. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I TR. CK 4 BASKETBALL 4 5 L.ACROSSE 3 i RIFLE EXPERT MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL MARKSMAN W " 99 I RUSSELL BLAIR 6th district PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA VERY year brings to the Academy a score or more P. D. ' s, most of whom finish their four years among the leaders in the various phases of Cadet life. Blair is no exception. Although he is no scholar, he has taken a leading part in the Chess Club activities and is high in the esteem of his classmates. He has never lost faith in his ability to make the soccer ' and baseball teams and each season renews his energy and enthusiasm. Among his travels, Blair has visited Panama, going and coming in the romantic atmosphere of an army transport. A sea voyage in the Carribbean, Cullum Hall, and Flirtation have all left him immune to the feminine lure. Even a Furlo in the sunny South passed him by, but Christmas leave that year changed his opinions. Blair was so fond of his third class mathematics that he took two days extra instruc- tion before going on Furlo. That it was not a permanent Furlo is much to his credit. But now all the trials and tribulations of Cadet life are memories, and the Army waits. Good luck — Blair. SERGEANT I FIRST SERGEANT I CHESS CLUB 4 3 2. I PRESIDENT I PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN l« IL BRYANT LE MAIRH BOATNER SENATORIAL LOUISIANA NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIAXA » WITTY Frenchman once said, " All s eneralities are lies- including this IflF B I one, " so, it is with trepidation that I try to deline that combinati on of Kl l fire and ice, of culture, and consideration that we call by the over- wjl worked name of Southern Gentleman. Still— it is excusable in this , " JjlJ J case, for Boatner has all of the mentioned qualities, and he is certainly ■■ ——— a polished gentleman. In four years at the Academy, he has not been " " " " " known to lose his temper at a fellow cadet or at any chain of circum- stances that so often make cadets curse the Academy, the day they were born, and the blind ignorance that made them choose the life of a soldier. Brvant has a steadv calm that is unborn, a facility for seeing the good attendant on the most evil of apparent circumstances. His clear sense of honor— without being bound by petty quibbles and technicalities, has won him a deserved place on the Hon- or Committee ' . His soldierly bearing and military ability have made a Battalion Ad- jutant—and he has need of no higher praise. With his only hatred a burning dislike for Martinets, and his unfailing considera- tion for the rights and feelings of others, he has that precious gift that will make men follow him anywhere. He is a true " soldier and gentleman " — and while we are all gentlemen by Act of Congress— we feel that Bryant is one by act of God. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. B. TTALION ADJUTANT I SWIMMING 4 HONOR COMMITTEE I FRANK LEONARD BOCK 2.7TH DISTRICT NEW YORK CALLICOON, NEW YORK HE product of an extended course in High School and summer life in Citizen ' s Military Training Camps, Frank was partially prepared for the trials of cadet davs when he entered West Point. He soon plunged into the routine of Army life, very soon, in fact, he was so busy the first day that he completely missed the first meal formation. He stood 5J52S2SI sadly in the Sally Port as the Corps marched down to dinner, a sadder and a hungrier man. Popular opinion has it that he didn ' t miss much after all, the first meal was anything but a success from the viewpoint of the class. The Military and Tactical Department presented no difficult problems in Frank ' s young life, but Academics, — well, that ' s different. He studied when it was necessary, and that was often; the fact that he ' s with us yet justifies his efforts and shows that they were successful. He never worried and whether he was riding the wave of Aca- demic prosperity or not he was the same good natured friend to all. A better and truer friend could not be desired. Frank is a conscientious worker with a will to help others out of their difficulties at any time even to taking " Blind Drags. " It is certain that never having succeeded in failing he will never fail to succeed. SERGEANT I TRACK 4 GOAT FOOTBALL TEAM 1 FIELD ARTILLERY EXPERT RIFLE AND MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN I k 1 J. PAUL BOLAND yXH DISTRICT NEW YORK TROY, NEW YORK H- : AUL arrived a few davs late hut at the end of his first day here he was I better known than anv other Plebe in 6th Company. It was nearly I time for Tattoo and barracks verv quiet when a terrible noise was heard I in the hall " J. P. " had decided that the easiest way to get his trunk ' downstairs was to let it slide down. By the time he reached the iirst ■ " ■■— ■■ ' iloor there was an august assemblv of first classmen gathered to receive him From that time on he was given the very best of expert advice and admonition. Managing the track squad has claimed most of his time. In fact we sus- pect he devoted more time to track than to academics in the Spring. Paul is one ot those fortunate individuals that can get his studying done in a short time. Ihis has allowed him time to read lots of history, a subject in which he takes a deep interest. The gentle art of love is no longer an unknown thing to this likable Irishman. The vouni ladv that captivated him will be a lucky one. His genuine sincerity big- heartedness, and i;ood nature have won him innumerable friends in the Corps. her- ever his ambition mav take him we know that he will be as well liked as he has been as a fellow inm.ite, classmate and roommate. SERGEANT I ASSISTANT MANAGER TRACK 3 2. MANAGER TRACK I SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACH- ER 3 i I ASSISTANT MANAGER CROSS COUNTRY 2. MANAGER CROSS COUNTRY I A.B. MACHINE GUN EXPERT I FRANCIS HENRY BOOS SENATORIAL WISCONSIN JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN " °ILOT acquired his nom de guerre while serving as a cavalryman in the 1 Wisconsin National Guard, and there, too, he acquired his love for all H Jl things military. His college career began at the University of Wiscon- j HI sin where along with his other subjects, he took the usual R.O.T.C. a iH B • course. Thus it was onlv natural that Pilot found himself at West Point ' ' ' shortlv after completing his freshman vear at Wisconsin. Outwardly, his career at West Point was one of independence. At times he gives the impression that regulations were made to be broken. Again, he would advocate his ideas upon a change which would be beneficial to the service. Beneath all this seeming indifference however, there lies a strong sense of duty; a sternness that is displayed only when such is required. Pilot is very quick to discern faults in others, and with a frankness that is char- acteristic of him alone, he is not slow to inform those concerned of their shortcom- ings. He has, like most of us, changed a great deal under four years of military influ- ence. In high school. Pilot was considered a model boy — his nearest approach to profanity was " darn it. " Now, however — but his temper has been mentioned. All of these qualities combined cannot fail to make Pilot an eflicient young officer — a credit to any organization. HONOR COMMITTEE I BIGGER AND BETTER BUCK I HOCKEY 4 RIFLE MARKSMAN 3 MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER 3 104 CHARLES FRANKLIN BORN HONOR SCHOOL RACINi;, WISCONSIN HE Navy ' s loss was the Army ' s gain when Chuck chose W ' esc Point for his Alma Mater. Charlie was born in Racine, Wisconsin, a few summers back and lived there until, for excellent reasons, he left high school and entered St. John ' s Military Academy at Delatield, Wisconsin. While at St. John ' s his life must have been an exceedingly busv one. - ' _ " _ ' " ' He rowed No. 7 on the best scholastic crew in the Middle West. He played on the basketball team and, was the mainstay of the St. John ' s line every football season. However, sports did not claim all his time, for his first class year he was a Cadet Captain and an honor graduate. Here at West Point Chuck started right in where he left off at St. John ' s. He played football, lacrosse, and hockey. He is more often found in a first section than in a sec- ond. From color corporal, as a second classman, to commander of our " lost battalion " was a natural step. To more than mention his achievements on the football held would be but useless repetition after the countless columns his plaving has occupied in the papers from coast to coast. Starting in as a plebe on the " B " squad it took but one year for him to rise to that enviable position — a member of the " All American " first team. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. CAPTAIN I COMMANDER OF }RD BATTALION I FOOT- BALL 4 3 1 I " a " 4 3 1 I LACROSSE 4 3 Z I " a " 3 1I HOCKEY 4 3 CHOIR 4 3 2. SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER I FIELD ARTILLERY EXPERT MACHINE GUN EXPERT PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 105 I« WILLIAM M. BRECKINRIDGE AT LARGE LEXINGTON, KENTLTCKV H " " " " N the first of July, 192.4, the future of the Academy, and the Army, was I assured, for up the long hill which we like to go down, but hate to I climb, came Breck, hoping for the best, expecting the worst, and ready I at anv time for a fight or a frolic. Imbued with the Spirit of West Point ■ M K • before he arrived, and familiar with the many aspects of Army life, _ ' - ' .- " — he went through Beast Barracks without missing any tricks, and sec out to make of himself an officer who would be worthy of the name. Coming as he does from a family of fencers, he has been the best foilsman on the Army Team for two years and among the best fencers in the Intercollegiates for that same period. Through these four years here at the Academy, Bill has added much to our joie de vivre, contributed much to our life as cadets, and continually kept the ideals of the Old West Point before himself and the rest of us. It is going to be hard to say good-bye to him, but it will give us something to anticipate — we can look forward to future service with Bill, when we can recall " the good old days, " and strengthen the already strong bonds of friendship which we enjoy now. CORPORAL Z SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I FENCING 4 3 2. I INDOOR MEET 4 3 1 INDIVIDUAL TOIL CHAMPION 2. MINOR SPORTS " a " 3 Z FIRST CLASS MACHINE GUNNER PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN i 106 l« J. PAUL BREDEN IITH DISTRICT OHIO WESTERVII.I.i;, OHIO " HIS voung man got into line two hies behind Richard Darthelmess and ' came up the long rockv hill to begin his four year rest at West Point. It was to be a rest, for his few vears of life had been filled to overflowing with the travel and adventure of an army child. The charm of his quiet manner and easv smile have won for him the friendship and best wishes .,„. ,, , of the Corps from the last plebe to the First Captain. Mr. Mayer dis- covered him for the choir in Beast Barracks, and he has added very materially to his musical interests bv constant practice under our gifted organist. He is famous for being the onlv cadet to refuse feminine companionship in order to eniov the opera while on week-end leave! That tvpifies his attitude towards women in general and fifteen or twenty femmes in particular. They were all fickle but two or three and even those got married. This book is his best memoir, for as Photographic editor he is responsible for much of its excellence. It shows much hard and conscien- tious effort and pleasing results. Hail to the Coast Artillery, his old love, may it treat him well! But not with! CORPORAL L SERGEANT 1 CHOIR 4 3 i I HOWITZER 2. HOWITZER PHOTO EDITOR I COLOR LINE 3 PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN 107 T.JOSEPH BRENNAN,Jr. COMMISSIONERS OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SAVANNAH, GEORGIA MILE away we know him by his walk. In the dark we know him by his voice. Tony is a type. He has the old soldier ' s knack of kicking at every irksome detail. But those who have taken the trouble to look closely, have invariably found that the hardest working man on the detail was Tony Brennan. He is always perspiring just a little more - ;- " " than the rest, and accomplishing a great deal more than the average. He is one of those men of whom it mav trulv be said that his friends are few but select; they are the best men in the class. His work on the football squad was characteristic of him. Kept by an injury to his knee from having a fair chance, he nevertheless stuck by the squad and proved invaluable to the second team. Tony is piping the joys and freedom of the civilian ' s lot in old Savannah; but we would not be at all surprised to see him zooming around in the Air Corps long after the time he expects to be wearing cits regularly. And his comrades of the Corps will always remember him as the staunchest of friends, the best of pals. There will always be a ready chair for Tony Brennan. CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 43! LACROSSE 4 3 MACHINE GUN EXPERT PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 108 I S. ROBERT BRENTNALL OKLAHOMA NATIONAL GUARD ENID, OKLAHOMA ■■5 I HEN you see a tall fellow at the head of a crowd, v l A leader of men, marching fearless and proud - " 1 You ' ll know its Bob. Hl Being an athlete supreme. Boh has made a major " A " every year, with ■ M M « minor " A ' s " thrown in for good measure. His playing as an end on the Football team is known all over the East. As a guard in Basketball, he was a member of the famous " house-wreckers " of 1916. In Baseball, his famed three-bagger in the Navv Game of 1916 that brought home the tying runs (and later in the game he himself brought in the winning score) — was matched only by his superb fielding. But to mention onlv Bob ' s athletics and leadership is to leave out the real man. Once his friend, you have a man that will go with you through thick and thin, fire and water, trusting vou, helping vou out of difficulties, showing you your faults in a constructive way and quickly praising when praise is due. To work with him and under him, is congenial. To know him is a pleasure, to live with him a privilege. To say good-bye to him — is a sorrow. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. CAPTAIN I FOOTBALL 4 3 1 I BASKETBALL 4 3 2. I BASEBALL 4 3 1 CHOIR 432-1 MACHINE GUN EXPERT 109 GEORGE ALBERT BRICKMAN 7TH DISTRICT NEW JERSEY PATERSON, NE ' W JERSEY ;0 look at that round, ruddy, and jovial countenance of George ' s one does not think of the soldier, but of the humorist and gourmet. If we look into his past we find this to be a correct impression. What we know of George ' s past is very meager, but that little is of the best. George came to us from Paterson, New Jersey, where he attended High School and J5JJJ5JJJ prepared for his entrance to West Point. It is rumored that in High School he was an athlete of no mean repute, devoting his interest and talent to football and hockey. During his first year at West Point we saw him play- ing football, hockey, and lacrosse. The same was true of his second year but as a sec- ond classman he did not return from Furlough until the football season was half over. George is a member of our Foreign Legion. His idea of seeing Europe is by looking across a table in a beer garden in Heidelburg and watching the world go by. George has made for himself a place in the hearts of all who have come in contact with him by his ready smile, his pleasing sense of humor and his ever ready desire to aid a friend. SERGEANT I HOCKEY 4 FOOTBALL 3 LACROSSE 4 3 1 PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER JAMES ELBERT BRIGGS HONOR SCHOOL ROCHESTER, NEW YORK » ' HFRF is no better method of attaining success than that of choosing a I 31 profession for which one is naturally fitted, both by inclination and H H I ability and then working steadily with the top as a goal. Buster chose K_9I the military profession early, and his subsequent record is sufficient . ■S il evidence of his ability in that line. He won his appointment as honor — : - graduate of New York Military Academy, where he left a record that " — Will be hard to surpass. It is a big drop from all-around leader in prep school to plebe life at West Point, but his preyious training enabled him to emerge from that obscurity to First Captain. During his plebe year, he went out for, and made, the soccer team; and his work as full-back during yearling and second class years earned for him the position of captain of the team. A glance at the string of bars which hang from his expert badge, or a question asked of a member of one of Army s riyals in ritle contests, will be sufficient to convince anyone that he generally hits wfiat ne aims at. Although he was an engineer during his four years here, he is leaving their ranks on graduation to loin a fighting branch; and whichever one he makes his hnal choice will gain an officer and a gentleman who fights— and wins. CORPORAL 2. FIRST CAPTAIN I L. CROSSE 4 3 RIFLE 1 SOCCER 4 3 i BOARD OF GOVERN- ORS 1ST CLASS CLUB MINOR •■ a ' ' soccer 3 1 RIFLE L MACHINE GUN EXPERT PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE EXPERT HAROLD BROWN 9TH DISTRICT MISSOURI MEXICO, MISSOURI HEY say that when he was just barely old enough, he got his walking papers and set out to explore his father ' s farm. But we know better; — if he explored at all, it was on the back of a horse. He was never known to walk whenever it was possible to ride. And so it was here when he arrived from college, a former freshman football player. He gave up - - - — football to begin as a novice in polo. The novice became the captain and hardest hitter of the polo team. His legs are slightly warped but his heart has usually been in the right place (sometimes we feared he was wearing it on his sleeve). His fiery but transient temper is no warmer than his shock of russet hair, his lovableness no more tranquil than his sincere blue eyes. His arms are no stronger than his character, and both are stalwart. He has made an indelible impression upon us during the four years we have lived together. He not only stood the severe test of familiarity and daily contact, but in- creased our respect at the same time. If ever we must express in two words our long- ings for past associations, those words will be " Bear Brown. " SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 4 POLO 3 2. I CAPTAIN I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 ROD AND GUN CLUB RIFLE MARKSMAN MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN JAMES WILSON BROWN, Jr. 7TH DISTRICT ARKANSAS CARL ' THERS, CALIFORNIA JN that dav ' of davs when we lirst entered West Point, there came into our I midst this auburn-haired representative of the fair, but much berated I f I I state of Arkansas. The attention he drew then has not diminished for « I he has shown us a serene and ever present good humor in spite of the ■ M HBH • notorious hardness tor which he well deserves his popularity. We in -_ - - ; " the Corps are not the only ones to )oin in his praise. Many a femme has succumbed to his charms. Letters come piling in to him from various sections of the country carrying in their wake the tales of devastation that he has left in their hearts. The trail leads from Chicago to Cheyenne and is particularly thick in New York. All this attention has not harmed Red in the least but has served to bring out a reserved courtesy and an enviable poise. So we who know him say that if personality is to be the basis on which the future will judge and reward him, Red has clear sailing ahead of him. SERGEANT I TRACK 3 WRESTLING i I BOARD OF GOVERNORS I SUMMER CAMP BASEBALL 3 I ROD AND GUN CLUB I MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN " 3 ROLAND CLOUGH BROWN SENATORIAL WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN : " ITTLE did we realize when we arrived on that eventful Julv first of our entrance and joined hands with " Charlie " that he would blossom forth with stars and stripes to lead the " Red Flag " Bolshevik Company of the Corps through the hustle and bustle of our first class vear. Yet, as we reflect, we recall his ability to solve perplexing problems, his inter- est, industry, and energy, and his ever-readv willingness to shoulder responsibility. Second class year made our Charlie. There amid math, physics, chemistry, mechanics, and allied subjects, with nothing to detract him but the lives and adventures of Carlos y Maria, he earned so many cold maxes that the Academic Board had to call a special session to declare dividends. First class year found his metal ringing true; as a result he will probably choose the wooden bridge- building Engineers and wear castles. Whether on parade, at the hops, or just on his way to meals, Charlie was always spoony and reserved. He frequents the hotels, the hills, flirtation, and the balcony like all other well meaning cadets. Though he has dragged often, we have never been able to discover his O. A. O. His extreme modesty often makes him blush; his versa- tility allows us to prophecy big advances in his arm of the service after he reports for dutv. CORPORAL i CAPTAIN I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 3 STARS 2. CAMP ILLUMINATION I RIFLE MARKSMAN 114 SAMUEL ROBERTS IM C) NING SENATORIAL VERMONT CAMBRinr.i;, Massachusetts • UMMER! A famed name, and well merited. For has he not inhaled more HI nicotinous vapor than any contemporaneous kaydet ? And who has I seen him advance the requisite number of boodle checks for a pack of I Chesterfields? Naturally brilliant, he has indilFerently worn stars with , , , „„ I a modicum of application. And so, to pass away the weary hours from 7:i to io:oo p. m., during which time we goats must slave, he has diabolically plunked his ululating " uke, " or stood with foot on radia- tor, " bummed " cigarette in hand, elbow on knee, staring at the area clock, philo- sophically pondering that each movement of the clock ' s hands brings him closer to the upper bunk. And yet the next day, another 5.0. How does he do it ? But with all his nonchalant brilliance he is easily worsted in argument. One need only say, " Bummer, flop your ears, there ' s a fly on your back, " and lost is his line of reasoning. But behind those elephantine ears and reserve lurks a good man and a tine friend. We like you. Bob. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 1 LIEUTENANT I B. SEBALL 4 3 2. SUMMER CAMP BASE- BALL CHAMPS 5 CHOIR 4 5 1 CL.»lSS SECRETARY 5 STARS 4 BOARD OF GOVERNORS FIRST CLASS CLUB 1 ELECTION COMMITTEE } 1 PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER WILLIAM WEBB BROWNING 5TH DISTRICT CONNECTICUT CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS J UTj jO, Bill is not a gift of the Gods. He is a gift of the classes of ' 2.6 and ' 2.7. I I Kfl I Wav back in 1911, during his initial plebe vear, the hospital sent him I B B I home to convalesce from a mastoid operation. In 1514 he stumbled over I J I Descrip and decided to defer his graduation still another year. Thus the ■_»■■»— » class of ' 2.8 came into heritage and acquired one of its most popular J5255JJSI members. Bill hasn ' t alwavs been a Cadet though it seems so to him. As an armv child he dimlv remembers sunsets in Hawaii, his first pair of long trousers, trapping with P. Wirt, and playing baseball for Western High School in Washington. During his years here, Bill has distinguished himself every way but academically. He has played baseball, soccer, and hockey and excelled in each. Who doesn ' t remem- ber the Navy game at Annapolis two years ago when Bill played more shortstop than most shortstops play in a lifetime? He climaxed his college athletic career this spring by captaining the Army nine. Bill performed socially with the same nerve and enthusiasm that he displayed on the athletic field and with the same success. Some time during his stay here he may have missed a hop, but it is beyond the memories of the younger set. He is taciturn about his branch of service. It may be the Field and it may be the Doughboys. Whatever he chooses, he will start his career with every wish for success from his Classmates. CORPORAL 2. SUPPLY SERGEANT I SOCCER 4 3 2. I MINOR " a " BASKETBALL 4 5 BASEBALL 4 3 2. I " a " CAPTAIN I INDOOR MEET 4 RIFLE MARKSMAN FIELD ARTILLERY EXPERT 116 JOSEPH A. BULGER SENATORIAL MASSACHUSETTS PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS J JJJJ !FTER two years at Holy Cross college, Joe decided that he would rather I P HI be a soldier than a football player — and he forthwith donned plebe- I V l I skins with the Class of ' 18. Like all true Celts, Joe has a flashing wit, I g J I and a jovial, devil-may-care nature. It has proved to be proof against mmmam m ■ all the minor heckling, and countless irritations of the Point, and that ' ' J r ' - ' " T is a real tribute. Joe is a scholar — not a grind or an engineer, but a patient studious thinker who ranks high in his classmates ' opinions as well as on the section lists. Withal he is a sportsman, and is alwavs willing to share his last dollar with a friend. Another habit of Joe ' s is his insatiable desire for argument. You have only to name your subject and pick your side — and, presto, you are off, for Joe argues for pure love of the game. Aside from his Irish desire to argue and his red-hot temper in an argument, Joe has every prospect of success in his official and in his married career. As you see. Captain Keiser ' s " don ' t policy " does not go far with Joe! Whatever branch draws Joe will get a capable, efficient officer, and a human and understanding friend. SERGEANT I RIFLE MARKSMAN 117 II » HOWARD GRAHAM BUNKER I3TH DISTRICT INDIANA SOUTH BEND, INDIANA a " " " rUNK " is his nick-name, but it does not indicate as so many nick-names I do, his characteristics. It is merely an affectionate name by which every- I one knows him. Liked by everyone, except the plebes, and by them I after recognition, he soon wins his way into your esteem and respect. »_■»— • As a plebe and a yearling, tenths were not a matter of indifference to -_ " _• " - " ' him, but as a second classman, — Oh my! He was good in everything, but in Spic he never missed a word. Soon after arriving at West Point, Bunk had the misfortune to learn the significance of the initials " A.B. " appended to a West Pointer ' s name. It is doubtful if he even knew what a slug was at that early stage in his cadet career. This, however, did not deter him in the ambition that he held as a plebe, — to be a cadet lieutenant. In athletics his big form is a familiar sight on the football field. There are still very vivid memories of Bunk ' s hands landing on the author ' s head with anything but gentleness. We don ' t know whether big feet and a big heart always go together or not, but we are certain that Bunk has a preponderance of both. Always optimistic and always willing to help a friend, it is impossible to dislike him. CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I FOOTBALL 4 3 2. I BOXING 4 CHOIR 4 3 2. I PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 118 l« RALPH j. BUTCHERS i6tH district PENNSYLVANIA AM BRIDGE, PENNSYLVANIA ! DULL lecture. Our Joe, who has been calmly Jozing away on the shoul- der of the man next to him, slowly straightens up, shudders, and opens his eves. The lecturer, who has been watching the performance with great interest, remarks: ' " A noble recovery, Mr. Butchers, " whereupon our hero smiles, yawns, and settles down to complete his interrupted nap. Take this propensity for sleeping through lectures, throw in a " devil mav care " attitude, a cheerful smile, and an engaging personal- ity; add the proper proportions of brain and brawn, and you have him. Behind his mask of indifference can be found the willingness and ability to work and a whole- hearted interest in whatever goes on about him. The soccer and rifle teams have been Joe ' s greatest interests during these past four years, and his powerful kick and unfail- ing eye for the illusive bullseye have earned him positions on both teams. Looking into the future is uncertain at times, but in so doing we see great possi- bilities and prophecv excellent results from this Pennsylvania patriot who has started so well on the road to success. After Graduation he plans to shake off the shackles of Mother Earth and cavort around through the clouds, looping, banking, and twisting in his characteristicallv carefree manner. SOCCER 4311 RlfLE 3 2. PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE EXPERT 119 ROBERT GEORGE BUTLER, Jr. I 6th district MASSACHUSETTS MIDDLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS ' Jl S ! ITH his whimsical smile and unfailing sense of good humor Buz has shown | « | us just how far an equable temper can go towards smoothing a man ' s Ib H way in this world. Veather forecast he what it may he goes his way I A H serenely conscious that an unfailing application to duty and attention ■ iSS Si to detail will bring its own reward. Maybe that is why he started pric- ; - ing miniatures soon after he came to us, for those letters from the O. A.O. were just a bit too regular to be a casual affair. No announcements have been made as yet but we ' ll bet that Buz is among the thirteen who may try to crash the gate after Graduation. Though Buz is a one femme man in most respects he can be quite the ladies ' man when the occasion presents itself. Otherwise he wouldn ' t be in such a demand when there is dragging to be done. He does it well, and were it not for the fact that his future is bound with a miniature, it is a safe bet that he wouldn ' t stay unattached very long. However, he realizes his danger and it is only in case of necessity that he will allow himself to be inveigled. Here ' s to vour future, Buz, mav it be as rosy as it is full of promise. CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I 1ST SERGEANT I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 2. PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN WILLIAM GRANT CALDWELL I5TH DISTRICT PLNNSYLVANIA SAYRE, PENNSYLVANIA LL hail to another of those abhorred of creatures — the " Pennsylvania Dutchman. " But, I ask vou, is it anv fault of his that he hailed from Savre, Pcnnsvlvania? Deep down in our hearts, though, we realize what staunch and true friends these Dutchmen make; and one of the staunch- es! and truest of them all is Bill. Three vears of constant and decidedly I - close association with him have served onlv to bring out this fact more clearlv. Bill has never been to his academic work what Ford is to the automotive world, but when the December and June writs arrive he always seems to be ready and able to slip through them with the greatest facility. At a tirst glance one gathers that his air of indilference to surroundings is studied and untrue to him, but three vears of companionship with him have only served to make us believe that it is his real nature to be indifferent and nonchalant in the face of any kind of trouble — female or otherwise. Knowing Bill as we do, we can with a fair degree of accuracy, I think, predict that he will leave us here with numberless friends and that his life in the Army will serve to increase this number and will bring others in close touch with another true friend from Pennsylvania. SERGEANT I INDOOR MEET I CHOIR 4 3 i I HUNDREDTH NIGHT I PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE M. ' RKSMAN r PETER DURYEA CALYER i6TH DISTRICT NEW YORK NEWBURGH, NEW YORK mJSSS °H0 does not know Doc for those large and sympathetic eyes? They seem 7« to announce immediately one of his chief characteristics, his apprecia- 1 ' tiveness. Alwavs a good listener, he has ever been ready to hear the A ll troubles and the tales of woe of others. He is indeed one of the most ■ jMiM— ■ companionable men in the class. Hailing from only a few miles away _ _ _-_ - from our Rockbound Fortress, Pete did not have to travel far when he entered the Academy. The Highlands are his home, and he is a true native of New York State, being a descendant of a long line of Hudson ' alley Dutch. His academic standing has been uniformly high for four years. By doing a nominal amount of work he has always been able to rank with the best. A large amount of his time has been spent with the less proficient. Ever glad to give aid to those in the throes of academic distress, he turned his own natural keen perception to the benefit of others. Pete enjoys life to the utmost. He seldom missed a Hop. In addition he is a real man and self-reliant. We think of him, above all, as dependable, calm, never unduly excited, and finally blessed with good judgment and a fine sense of proportion. CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 RIFLE MARKSMAN " Wf i«l THOMAS JOSEPH C;ODY NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD WliST POINT, NEW YORK THE tanker rolled and tossed— Scandinavians cursed and jabhered— the ship was in the wake of the storm that had devastated far off Maine- hatches were made fast— mates bellowed orders— alone, our Lew stood unmoved, his Irish eves smiling, peaceful, happy. Life to him is a suc- cession of events— an embryo engineer at Rutgers— then an Army prep ■ ■ ■ _ ■ ■ ■ school- hard work winning his anpointment- then the Academy— ' " three long years, vears of smiles and tears, years of work and play and making friends, the true Irish ' in him alwavs helping. Always smiling— smooth sailing now— visions of wings. Came summer— The Beast Detail— then Fate inter- vened and — South America and timber— Panama— tramping through the South— broke but still smiling, then to sea again; this time a tramp freighter— shivering off Cape Hatteras— back to New York— the village— Her! Once more up the long hill— West Point and the Class of ' iS. Making friends anew; helping here— there— still smiling— now more austere— yet always cheerful— happ lending a hand— working just as hard— plaving )ust as hard— a little b ' t more in- different— more resigned— yet ever witty— happy— still the Irishman-still the dream- er— dreaming of cits— of Her— of wings and loops— and nose-dives— There are manv Lews— and many Toms— but only one Irishman. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 4 BASEBALL 4 3 L INDOOR MEET 4 3 1 CATHOLIC SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 3 2. I B.A. RIFLE MARKSMAN GEORGE M. COLE IND DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA |!!! 2 2 JNE ' S first impressions of George are twinkling blue eyes and a long, seri- I ous face. These are also the keys to his character — to his lovableness, I B J I reserved for his best friends, and to his determination to always do f I what he knows to be right. He early became famous — a man who ■ • stood out from the mob — meditative, self-assured, going his own way 11 »- .1 1. . content with little company. He is a great believer in single blessed- ness — happy in his studies and athletic hobbies, he cares nothing for society. Since then we have found other endearing qualities in him — a love of work — the willingness and even anxietv to be helpful in many ways — the ability to work any problem on request. He has distinguished himself in academics. He has been to college, is experienced and well read. He can tell you most anything from most any book and can recite poetry by the hour — to say nothing of his intimate knowledge of the world of sports and current events. With this foundation and his perseverance, he will realize all the success we wish him in the branch of his ambition — Engineers. SERGEANT I RIFLE MARKSMAN 114 FRANK JERDONE COLEMAN AT I.ARGi; WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLL ' MBIA N years Bud is one of the babies of the class, — but in experience he ranks among the gray-beards. With the usual matter-of-fact air of the armv child, he quietly acknowledges having lived in Panama, the Philip- pines, Guam, Porto Rico, and the Hawaiian Islands. After such a choice of homes, it is no wonder that Major Bagby called him the hlase-est ■ T . . u . " - plebe in his class — and the Major was an excellent |udge! Frank ' s cos- mopolitan outlook is increased by his broad experience before entering the Corps. He has been everything from deck yeoman in the merchant marine to a member of a surveying crew on land, and his versatility has been carried through at the Point. For two years he has been on the gym squad to represent the Academy at the Inter- collegiates, and what he cannot do on the rings is not worth doing. Naturally he won his " A " in both events. Frank is a man of monumental self-possession. It is difficult to know him, " because of his complete assurance, and his unusual outlook on life. Thoseof us who have lived with him have found him calm in every disturbance, a most efficient platoon command- er, and a loyal friend. SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I FOOTBALL 4 PISTOL 5 2. I GYMNASIUM 4 3 2. I " a " !! GOLF 3 POINTER STAFF 432. CADET CHAPEL CHOIR 4 3 2- I CAMP ILLUMINATION 5 COLOR LINES I HUNDREDTH NIGHT SHOW 4 2. PLEBE ORCHESTRA 4 INDOOR MEET 3 2. I PISTOL EXPERT EXPERT RIFLEMAN 115 THOMAS JOSEPH COUNIHAN 4TH DISTRICT MASSACHUSETTS WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS OMMY was named for a famous soldier — none other than Stonewall Jackson in fact — and ever since he wore rompers he aimed at being a soldier. The yearling math course tripped his unwary feet, how ever, and he was sent back to the class of ' i8. The sudden bump surely did Tom good, for since then he has been found close to the top in evcry- 522522 thing; a member of that famous body, the almost engineers. As a soldier Tommy excells. His whole heart is in the Army, and he has had little time for other diversions, not counting the fencing squad as a diversion, be it understood, for fencing is hard work as Tommy found. The result of his devotion to duty came when he was made Top Kick of M Com- pany. As M Company is the largest gang of large men in the Corps, this might well be called a big job. Tommy ' s heart is as big as his body — and that is saying worlds. He is a roommate worth while, and a loyal friend. He is just the man to ease some har rassed command- er ' s lot. CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I FIRST SERGEANT I FENCING 4 116 II GARRISON BARRLEY COXERDALE SENATORIAL ARIZONA PHOENIX, ARIZONA ; ALL, with .1 walk that distinguishes him, a spirit of cooperation that causes him to work with anvone of anv rank and we have Gopher. As a plebe, as a yearling, as a second classman, and, yes, even as a hrst class- man Gopher has alwavs been cooperative. It is his outstanding char- acteristic -to aid evervone. The spirit of fair plav is predominant with- in him, imbred perhaps bv the open country from which he comes. He IS stalwart and carries himself well. The broad shoulders and nar- row hips that are so becoming to a soldier are his bv birthright Dig, bluff, genial yet serious minded, he presents an unusual character. One of the best chess players the Academv has produced, he now represents us in all our chess meets. A horseman ot no mean ability, he has been on the Polo squad as well. His accomplishments socially are well known to us who have seen the arrival of the daily letter. et with all his tine points, we know of none better than the sentiment of the entire class— We are sorry to say goodbye. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I POLO 3 CHESS 4 3 2. I VICE-PRESIDENT CHESS CLUB 2. I RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 1X7 MAURY SPOTSWOOD CRALLE AT LARGE SEATTLE, WASHINGTON " ' AY back in the dim, dark ages of 1904, the Army received another addi- I C I tion in the shape of a bouncing baby boy better known as Maury. From I T I that time to this his one ambition has been to follow in the foots teps I A I of his father and graduate from West Point. It now looks as though his aSSSSSi ambition were to be realized despite the surprise attacks of the Tactical T - Department and the enveloping movements of the Academic Board. Maury has other ambitions also, as his actions show. As a fisherman he puts Ike Walton to shame and as a tenniseer, Bill Tilden watch out! He is a charter member of the Fishing Club and may be seen at any time at all chasing the elusive fish around the water of the Reservation and elsewhere. The only trouble is that some- body must have warned the fish. When not engaged in these pursuits he usually falls back on a mild " affaire de coeur " to while awav the hours. He seems to be pretty lucky, though, for all his " affaires " seem to get married to someone else. He really doesn ' t realize how lucky he is for he is certainly not cautious. West Point will suffer when Maury graduates, but she may find consolation in the realization that she is turning over the staunchest of friends, the most perfect of gen- tlemen — a man to the Army at large and the Infantry in particular. We wish him all the luck in the world and know that he will succeed even more than he has here. SERGEANT I TENNIS Z l ' ROD AND GUN CLUB MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN 12.8 EDWIN A. CUMMINGS 1ST DISTRICT MAINE PORTLAND, MAIiNE NY contraband? " — the stentorian voice of a member of the beast detail. " Y-yes, sir, " and a trembling hand offered up a pair of cufflinks which its owner ' s bewildered eye had observed as the word " handcuffs ' in the list of forbidden articles. Thus did our own Down Easter introduce himself to the Corps. A staunch New Englander, he has inherited those traits which have made it a rare privilege and a genume pleasure to number him as one of us. Not an " engineer, " yet a diligent student; not a star, yet a good, all-round athlete; not a " snake, " yet high in the graces of the fairer sex; Ed is the type of balanced man whom it is a pleasure to know. If you want something done quietly and done well you would not be far off in putting the man from Maine on the job. Unobtrusive, vet persistent; quietlv efficient, yet perpetually good natured, charming of manner; a true comrade and steadfast friend, he is the type that his classmates will be more than glad to meet again in the years to come. Here ' s wishing you luck, Ed; for you will need nothing else in achiev- ing success in whatever you undertake. We regret your departure, but look forward with keenest anticipation to the time when our trails shall cross again. SERGEANT I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN 119 I CHARLES DANIEL CURRAN ILTH DISTRICT MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS JJjJ JJ AKE, who came here direct from high school, may readily be pictured l rT fl « by the words of his former tactical officer who said to him, " Why, Mr. I T Il Curran you ' ll soon be a second lieutenant and only a short time ago H m you were a little boy. " The only error is in the last clause — -he is still a ■ 1— — » « little boy. When on a stag party he is as spirited as any virulent buck, ' ' but in the presence of the female of the species he usually is as noisy as a clam. Friday and the week-end are always greeted with his blatant singing, but Monday finds him as cynical as Dean Inge. He pretends to be a Misogy- nist but this is a shell to protect him in his fear of femmes. Else there is no accounting for his regular attendance at hops. Normally he is happiest when at work and accordingly has had his thumb in sev- eral puddings — Hundredth Night, Howitzer, Pointer, Pistol, Choir, and Plum. Fiction and poetrv are his obsessions. Yet for these he has not renounced his texts nor therein plucked flowery speech. To the contrary his laconic utterances are some- times construed by the uninitiated as insults. His temperament we fear, bespeaks a spark of genius and the Tactical Department, recognizing this, awarded him the triple chevrons in June. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL! LIEUTENANT I STARS 4 PISTOL 2. CATHOLIC CHAPEL CHOIR 3 2. I COLOR LINE 3 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 2. I HOWITZER COMPANY REP- RESENTATIVE 1 BIOGRAPHY ASSISTANT I POINTER 4 3 2-1 ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR! EDITOR-IN-CHIEF I RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 130 II W ILLIAM ROSS CURRIE AT LARGE PIEDMONT, CALIFORNIA SSSj ILL is an expoTient of individuality and a man of rare tastes. His individ- « | ualitv comes to the fore especially in the section room where he ha- | hituallv scorns prescribed methods of procedure and works problems kA II bv his own sheer analysis much to the consternation of his instructors. .SSSSi His methods made him a star man at the culmination of plebe year, but I_ - " - " - evidentlv " sheer analysis " is not what the academic board desired thereafter for since his stars have embellished the box in his table drawer. He is a lover of ood books and reads them in four different languages. He is a patron of the opera, student of religions, and in general has highly cultured pref- erences except for his inordinate love for the movies. Regardless of the picture or artist featuring in it he may be found without fail every Saturday evening from eight till ten-thirty in the gym on the right center aisle seat, four rows from the rear. He has been a member of the fencing team for three years and handles his epee with unusual deftness and precision. Outwardly he is a very serious and dignified young man, but at heart is quite a cut-up, and in the company of his close associates he is the source of more mischief than one would think capable of a man who takes so serious a picture. ACTING CORPORAL 5 CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I FENCING 4 3 2. I INDOOR MEET 5 1 I COLOR LINE 4 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN 131 ! EDMUND KOEHLER DALEY AT LARGE WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ? J 2 ' UR prodigy. D Company ' s very own. Not stars every vear — no, too busv I I boning French fiction or causing pretty phrases to ooze from his pen in I I H 1 1 order that some sweet " thing " might not be waiting for the maihnan l l in vain. Then too, tattoo breaks up one ' s evenings, especially when ■ i MiB ■ one ' s youthfulness demands more than the usual eight hours of sleep. ■ " ■ ' ' - - An Army child has no hailing. Instead Koehler has contented himself with living almost anywhere and everywhere. He was born at West Point, existed in Highland Falls, lived m Ohio, went to school in Washington, dined in Paris, tea ' d in England, wined in Belgium, Bol sheviked in Russia, and bunked on the deck of an English tramp steamer in enemv waters during the late war. All of which has served to make our " enfant de Class " one of the outstanding scholars of the history of the Academy. He inherited more than the Class Cup of the class of 1906, he inherited his father ' s genius, his mother ' s kindness, and his grandfather ' s Esprit de Corps. These, he com- bined in such manner as to win innumerable friends, honors, and Ruths. However, of late the Ruths are sharing honors with Mary, Esther, Jane, Betty, etc., for lo and be- hold our Prodigy is a true soldier — a lover of the fairer sex. SERGEANT I STARS 4 132- I i ' JOHN BOURKE DALY 7TH DISTRICT MINNESOTA RENVILLE, MINNESOTA AREFREE — happv — a slow, genial drawl — with a characteristic, unmis- takable laugh — and one has John. In spite of Beast Barracks and what not, his optimistic smile still exists, and his fluency at talking with you about anything or nothing at all cannot he surpassed. If you want unre- strained kidding, if vou want someone to spend an hour or two in ■ _ _- _ " genial conversation — take John. If vou wish to introduce your best girl to someone who will keep her well entertained — take John. If you must have a job performed well and on time — tell John. Taking a liking to Basketball early in his career at the Military Academy, he man- aged the team and its games during the vear 1916-7. His inclinations toward mechani- cal subjects have led him to take the Air, and no doubt when the Mars flight is made, it will be John who made it. Even tempered and genial, a true gentleman and a better sport, he is a friend to manv. Despite his rather more than sufficient e.xperience at the hands of the hospital, he recovered his former health and happiness and expects to remain with the Army. Good luck to vou, John. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I BASKETBALL MANAGER 1 I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN 153 1 FREDERICK JENSEN DAU 7TH DISTRICT CALIFORNIA FRESNO, CALIFORNIA URLY blonde hair, a ready smile, eagerness for fun, unusual ability to master academic work, and sincerity; these qualities express Freddy ' s nature. He has always been an inspiration to those about him, entirely overlooking the disagreeable sides of cadet life and taking every ad- vantage of the opportunities to enjoy himself. Stars have graced his JJJJJJJJ2I collar and added their charm to his; for he has consistently been one of the high ranking men of the class — not by depriving himself of any pleasure, but by his ability to digest more of the most elusive subjects in ten minutes than most of us can absorb in an hour. He has always been willing to help those less fortunate than himself and countless times has neglected his own studies so that he might help a goat to understand the whys and wherefores in the domain of the " tenth. " But Freddy ' s ability is not confined to books. To the rifle squad he has been a val- uable asset, always raising the team ' s average for a meet. And he has brightened the Howitzer office, being a member of the Board, one willing to help where ' er another was having trouble. Many of us hope that our paths shall cross Freddy ' s often during the years to come; for we know that we can never find a more sincere, understanding friend, always ready to listen to the most trivial of troubles with sympathy; to advise with sincerity; and rejoice with one whenever an occasion presents itself. CORPORAL 5 2. SERGEANT I RIFLE TEAM } 1 MINOR " a " 3 2. STARS 4 2. HOWITZER BOARD RIFLE EXPERT 134 LEROV CULLOM DAN ' IS HONOR SCHOOL CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE ■ UE to something which no one understands Dave was ■ ' found " in June, HI I9L4 Perhaps ' it was because Unitv, Coherence, and Emphasis did not I help him over the obstacles set up bv the English department. W hat- I ever the cause, determination to finish the job once begun brought him ■ back to us the following vear. His most distinguishing characteristic, lwSrS I the one which endears him to every one who meets him, is his unassum- " - ,ng manner. That same retiring disposition keeps him away from Cul- lum and the fairer sex, and off athletic squads; but it by no means prevents the sacri- ficine of personal ambition for the benefit of his classmates. He has ungrudgingly lost manV a hie in order to clothe the ' •bugling " of certain immortals in a cloak of pseudo- intelligence Although not a swimmer himself his love of water caused him to sacrifice •1 great deal of time to the successful management of the swimming team both second and hrst class years. A hard worker, he attacks every |ob put before him with a vigor, which with his inherent ability, assures the success of the undertaking, bairness in all things has won the respect of all with whom he has come in contact. It is an offi- cer, such as Dave, for whom men are willing and glad to work. CORPORAL i MAN. GER SWIMMING 2. I LIEUTENANT I RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER r Trnmssm THEODORE JOHN DAYHARSH yTH DISTRICT MICHIGAN HART, MICHIGAN DEEP voice from the berrv patches of Michigan suddenly transplanted to the state of New York and continually calling for his mate — this has been our Ted. How the " Nightmare " became attached, no one exactly knows. It probably came from dreams of his roommates after a glimpse _ of some of his violet pajamas or an attempt to be antithetically .-_ , _ ; " humorous. A brief glance at academics was sufficient to keep Ted near the top of his class, therefore he found much time to use for reading and short story writing. After spending a few moments with the tactical problems of Napoleon, he would use the next hour to write a thrilling love tale of several thou- sandwords — just for diversion. Or maybe, he would write the letter to his femme first and then go to his fiction. This young man not only fell in love in Michigan, but fell in love with Michigan — the lakes, trout streams, shady roads, moonlight and cool summers. It is no wonder that Ted loves to live for he has so many things to enjoy. We know that he will carry this same love of life into his branch. The Coast Artil- lery will gain a good officer and the Army some petite nightmares for future training at West Point. SERGEANT I RIFLE MARKSMAN 136 i I NELSON J. DiJ.ANY I TH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA Rl ' ADIXG, PENNSYLVANIA I O have known Jeff, is to have enjoyed a sterling friendship and a true companionship. His ever ready smile has won for him a place in the hearts of all his classmates. To his tendency to solve problems that were never intended to he solved, several of us owe a large share of the gold bars that will soon adorn our shoulders. To review his activities - _ . 1 " would be to enumerate countless events in which he has plaved a prom- inent part. Boxing, football, and Hundredth Night shows take a toll of most of his time. But there was alwavs enough time left on his schedule for Cullum or Tea. But of the more personal characteristics of the man, his generositv and optimism coupled with his readiness to enter into any undertaking have made for him many warm and sincere friends. He was as true as steel and ever faithful to the highest of ideals. What better qualifications has a man for success? He has achieved it here and undoubtedlv in the branch that he chooses, he will soon gain the reputation that he held in the Corps — that of a thorough gentleman. COLOR SERGEANT I rOOTDALL MANAGER I CHOIR 4 3 L I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 5 HOP MANAGER 4 5 HOWITZER STAFF I 137 L. RUSSELL DELMONICO 33TH DISTRICT NEW YORK SYRACUSE, NEW YORK ■JjJjJJj J ' ILITARY phrases were unknown to Tony when he entered West Point, ■ ■ Vl| but, with the aid of expert advice from the Detail he soon learned all II T 11 about them. When once the haze of the first few days had cleared away, IPV jl Tony began to, make friends with his classmates. Tony is a true repre- m SSSmm scntative of a Roman nation. He has the entire make-up, keen wit, , " -..;- ' - Spirit, and tendency towards temperamentality. Tony has a character which fits him to be a real man and a true friend; that is, he has sin- cerity, and loyalty. Tony ' s favorite indoor sport is letter-writing. Everyone will remember him in his most characteristic pose — pen in one hand, dictionary close by, and pipe in his mouth. As for reading, Tony appears to favor poetry. His preference at the library is invar- iably a volume of poems, although recently the Cosmo and the Red Book have been making deep inroads into his spare time. Tony is an outdoor man and it takes a real inducement to lure him from his week- end walks into the hills. His ability as a track man soon became apparent and, since then, he has been a consistent member of the Army track teams. Tony has worked well and faithfully during his four years here. Thoroughness and the ability to team with others will aid him well in his profession. TR. CK 4 3 INDOOR .MEET 432. CROSS COUNTRY L PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RirLE MARKSMAN 138 ALFRED BENJAMIN DENNISTON I5RD DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA UNIONTOVVN, PENNSYLVANIA B " " " " " " JENNY is our " M " Co. literatteur. And I mean book man in the older, I sturdier sense of the word; for with Dennv books are, after all, weapons, I and not propitious deities. Dennv came to West Point to enjoy the novel I experience, and with no idea of letting the new life cramp his essential mjm m I interests in existence. He has not bothered about academic studies, or « « n«w ratings, when the subject did not catch his fancv; but he has always gone dcepiv into topics pleasing to him, and has learned more, from vicarious reading, than most of us do in four years of specking our courses. He is a good athlete, and has done well, especially in lacrosse. He has put into his games that qualitv of personal en jovment which is so much more attractive than striv- ing at a disliked sport merelv because of the honors or rewards consequent to such endeavor. ' e like particularly, in Denny, his non-reg qualitv and his status of being unofficial. Dennv will not go out of his wav to be traditional — his long demo record will attest that. Into his humble abode he constantlv introduced civilized ameliorations, such as desk lights and other conveniences. Denny ' s graduation ambition is a Chrysler " 80 " ; we envy him it, and hope that chance will leave hini in our Company, in the larger life of the Service. CADET CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 4 5 1 L. CROSSE 4 A.B. 139 I i : FOSTER R. DICKEY SENATORIAL ARKANSAS SAN ANGELO, TEXAS ' g_ ,ITH that little " Jenesais quoi, " which is characteristic of the inhabitants |r»»2 ' j of either Texas or Arkansas, a newcomer entered into our midst, 1 ' i bringing with him not only a breezy, good-natured, typically western I A II atmosphere, but also adding the little unexplainable, piquant some- ■ SSSSTi thing which not only makes him friends, but keeps them. The inci- " - " , dents of his varied but interesting career through four years can hardly be more than mentioned here, although in years to come volumes will be written. A true follower of Bacchus, his motto " Live and let live, " truly expresses his attitude toward life. He alwavs seemed to keep out of the last section, but between us and a few close friends, we suspect the insidious but necessary evil, the " poop sheet. " Someone, however, has said that a true soldier is judged solely by his ability to smile on a cold, wet morning after spending a night in a pup tent. In that case no one has greater claims to glorv than our inimitable tactician, Dick. His love of women is second onlv to an insatiable desire to be near, swear at, conjole, and feed sugar to, the club-footed nags found nowhere but at the riding hall. We hope that his desire to dig his spurs into a horse in the Cavalry, or into the fuselage of a de Haviland will be realized. 140 JOHN P. DOIDGE SENATORIAL KANSAS LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS •— JJJ- ' Njulv ist, 1914, there descended upon the pl.iins of West Point one John I 1 Peter Stanishius Doidge, offspring of that famous Revolutionary Gen- I I P 11 eral. He immediatelv showed traits of military genius plehe summer by l l becoming an acting Corps the very first day and being policed to the ' .B. awkward squad the next. He escaped the hazards of academics until ;;- - - - Spring writs when the fascination of dime novels consumed so much of his ' time that he stumbled and fell before the demands of the English department and was turned out, " On three tenths, too. " ' His traits are too numerous to recount. Among them, however, we must mention his " I bet you " habit which led him into difficulties with the drawing department and a subsequent duel with the Batt. Board. As a horseman, he was second to none (in his own opinion) until Lvdecker shattered his illusion via the aerial route to the tanbark. His activities have been limited to bridge, bunk fatigue, and dodging his duties as a Pointer Editor. His domination of the femmes is effected by a pair of irresistible eyes. He dodged all their lures and his virgin lips were the pride of the Corps until Second Class Christmas leave. Since that Capitulation, his charms have been weekly reinforced by a package of Beauty Aids from home. " Right or Wrong, Our Doidge— But Always Right. " ACTING CORPORAL 3 SERGEANT I SUPPLY SERGEANT I GYM 4 INDOOR MEET L POINTER STAFF 2. I NUMERALS X A.B. RIFLE MARKSMAN MACHINE GUNNER FIRST CLASS 141 WALTER GODLEY DONALD 2.ND DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA ' " : LUE Laws, General Smedley D. Butler, William Penn, Ben Franklin, I Ev H I and that is not all for which Pennsylvania is famous. Four years ago a I I ATj I certain citizen of that state became convinced that the spirit of " Broth- I SLm I erly love " was not in direct accordance with his theories. Leaving Penn ■jMM— ■ State to carry on alone, another unsuspecting candidate entered the ' - - portals of " These Gray Walls. " From the beginning of Beast Barracks Don was slated for success at the Academv. On the athletic field, in the section room, and in the hearts of all his classmates, we see this fulfilled. In the spring you will find him on the lacrosse field working with that same splendid spirit that characterizes all his actions. However, this versatile young man does not confine all his activities to athletics, as a glance at the Pointer publications of the last four vears will prove. Don at times finds it difficult to persuade people that he is the prim and dignified President of our Y. M. C. A. The members of the Detail at Mahopac will recall that it was only by the most insistent reiteration of the fact that he finally obtained the respect and service. due his position. In our memories there will remain a lasting impression of Walt — a real leader, a generous heart, and a true friend. CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I LACROSSE 3 2. I BASKETBALL 4 3 POINTER STAFF 432. ASSOCIATE EDITOR I HOWITZER BOARD I CLASS HISTORIAN 1 PRESIDENT Y.M.C.A. I MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER 142. GELLERT A. DOUGLAS 1ST DISTRICT OHIO CIXCINNATl, OHIO ' OUG, the blond, hlue-eveJ Scotchman, how everyone does h)ve to pom- Hl mei him. But, that should be expected; for it is impossible to ruffle his I temper or to drive the smile from his face. His keen sense of humor and I rare good nature endear him to all who have ever met him. During , . . 1 yearling year, Doug was not averse to a little studv between times, as is " necessary to weather the storms of that difficult period; but that short, " " ■ ' sweet furlo stole all semblances of ambition; and since then he has been a true immortal. Doug also has his troubles in staving out of confinement for he seems to get all the bad breaks. Such little things as returning from furlo two hours late make the demerits mount up; but after all, how could he help going asleep on the train and riding past his station — West Point? The Army constitutes Doug ' s whole universe. Since his high school days he has taken advantas e of all possible militarv training. If vou ever want to know anvthing that is written n trainmt; res;ulations, ask Doug; he has them memorized. The branch which can claim Doug wilTbe able to say that it has a zealous, young officer whose interest in his chosen profession will never die. MACHINE GU N MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN I ROBERT J. DWYER iND DISTRICT MASSACHUSETTS IXORENCE, MASSACHUSETTS IVE and let live! Can one ever find a better outlook on life than this? Perhaps " laugh and the world laughs with you " comes close to being as good. Mould the two together — result — one Irishman named Bob Dwyer. It seems that Bob hails from an undersized podunk named Northampton, located in the great state of Massachusetts. At last it has a claim to fame and glorv. Well may it be proud of its son and his record. After four years it is hard to part with something one prizes — and what can be prized more than Bob ' s friendship? Without a doubt he is a spiritual descendant of the original Good Samaritan. Loyalty, unselfishness, cheerfulness — everything requisite to an ideal friend and pal. His pas times? — Watch him when he is on ice skates — or better still — listen to him once when the " gift of gab " starts golden words flowing from his lips. Mav Bob reach the top of the ladder and when the " God of War " calls again we will gladly follow " General Dwver " through hell and high water. We all wish him success and happiness in whatever he tries! SERGEANT I A.B. HOCKEY 4 i I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN 144 JOHN JAMES EARLEJr. 3RD DISTRICT, FLORIDA CHIPLEY, FLORIDA LL the young Lochinv.irs do not come out of the West, as is evidenced by this fierv young Southerner from Florida. In a few years one will perhaps hear of the big Florida real estate man who made West Point a paradise, alias " Jumping Jupiter, the Earl of ' ell Co. " His record in summer camp and on the Beast Detail have won him the sash and sword ,-i ' ' of a First Sergeant, and the training he has received in running a com- pany of cadets should amply fit him to cope with the wildest of real estate booms. J ' s one obsession, from plebe year right through until the present time, has been radio. His hobbv gave four demerits to one roommate, a nickname to an- other, and grey hair Co a third, but he still insists on " listening in " whenever pos- sible, and almost talks in terms of dots and dashes. During Yearling year, J was attacked by an unfortunate, if not totally strange, malady, the symptoms being a quickened pulse, heart-rending sighs, writer ' s cramp, and Special Deliveries. This lasted until the Medical Corps took a hand and prescribed a month ' s vacation via the appendicitis route. And then came his Waterloo in the form of a cit with a car, and our unfortunate Don Juan became a confirmed and con- fessed misogynist — until Furlough. As is so often the case, this period wrought a great change, and we can onlv guess what the future holds in store. FIRST SERGEANT I SWIMMING} HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 Z PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN 145 !a ROBERT LOYAL EASTON 1ST DISTRICT VERMONT MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT ACH year ' eriTiont sends two of her representative huskies to West Point. Bob was one of the two who joined us in 1914. His activities before that time were along many lines. He has always been studious so each fall he started school at a new place. Middlebury College instructed him for two years before he heard of West Point. During the summer ' ' vacation he went adventuring. At one time he became an assistant in the best and only meat-market in the village. A general merchandise store gave him an opportunity for excuses on another occasion, and we must never forget the time he spent as a milkman. His well trained pair of ponies never needed his guiding hand to cover the route. But the late and early hours began to make flaws on his face and flaws in his disposition so the reins were traded in for a steering wheel. A universal product of Henry Ford with a Barney Oldfield body carried Robert across every road in the State. A streak of battleship grey would be seen going through town and Bob was off. Such a list of events as these show that Easton is a wanderer. His four years here have added another event to his memories, and he is ready for more adventure. And what better life for that than the Army? SERGEANT I PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN 146 THEODORE D. ELLSW ORTH 6th district new jersey tramklin, new jersey ED was .imons; that lot of expectant young men who first heaved back their chins for the hard-boiled ist Company detail. Being a little short of six feet, he became a member of the first squad of B Company, his home for three vears. When fresh from our trip to Ft. Wright and Mineola, we came back to rule Summer Camp, Ted had his first en counterwith the mysterious workings of the personnel office, and landed in M Companv. Throughout the warm summer days, in camp and with the plebes, he toiled with his new company only to find himself in K Company after the September shake-up. However, because of his numerous friends throughout the Corps, he has quickly established himself in his new home. A graduate of his podunk high school, Ted has been able to slide safely by on very little effort. He has been above the center of our class, which reveals that for him, a minimum of studv brings good results. Always willing to devote his spare time to helping others in anvthin from poker to philosophv he is also a willing and able worker around the room. He plans to take the Field, possibly because that seems to be a very snug and comfortable branch, even if his preference is diplomatic work. Perhaps when we take that long deferred tour abroad we will hnd him the brilliant attache of some embassv. And we know next summer we will find him, training hard, in Paris. HUNDREDTH NIGHT MACHINE GUN MARKSM.AN PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER •47 EDGAR E. ENGER SENATORIAL OREGON BROWNSVILLE, OREGON ' !ERE indeed, is a rare man. He is blessed with that characteristic of having a pleasing personality, for Ed is one of the easiest men to get along with in the Corps. No one will doubt it when we say that he hasn ' t an enemv here at the Academy. Anyone can take his troubles to Ed and find consolation and sympathy. He possesses that quiet reserve that harms him in no way, for when one finally makes his acquaintance he finds that he has made a fast friend. But making friends is not Ed ' s only hobby. He likes to join any bunch that promises a good time. His hospitality and escapades at the Astor will live forever in the hearts of those of us who know them. Jovial and merry, he has always believed in the having of a good time away from here, but in being a good soldier while on the Post. Ed is interested in women but it is only one — a little femme out west, from whom he receives more mail than most of us receive from all our combined correspondence. So it is with a little catch in our throats that we say " Au revoir " to Ed, and our best wishes go with him. SERGEANT I POINTER STAFF 4 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER Ip J m FRANK F. EXERESTJr. TH DISTRICT IOWA COUNCIL Bl.UnS, IOWA ' " RANK is a loyal member of the cosmopolitan. He was bom in Iowa, edu- cateil at Peddie, Grinncll, and Iowa State, and finally polished at West Point. Long ago he left the tall corn and fat hog stage behind him— now he calls himself a world citizen. With wavv hair and the laughing eves that entrap, unwittingly, the fair ones. Hank has been in constant tm t m turmoil since he was first fitted to gray. In this case, certainly, it is not the uniform that is the attraction, but the man himself. Hank runs hurdles with a natural grace that is a |ov to the watcher— and the coach, he shoots a splendid game of pool— and he does not plav bridge. That alone indicates his inde- pendent spirit-for a non-bridge man is as scarce as a blank delinquent sheet at W est Point. With his independent and charming personality, and his demonstrated athletic ability Hank has two of the requisites for success as a platoon leader. Since he is a soldier in the mind as well as by virtue of West Point moulding, he bids fair to have success as an officer. CORPOR. ' L X LIEUTENANT 1 CHOIR 4 5 2-1 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 TRACK 3 PISTOL AND RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER I RAPHAEL B. EZEKIEL SENATORIAL MARYLAND LANDOVER, MARYLAND OME men reach the heights bv constant steady climbing; others are phiced there by Mother Nature. Let us present Zeke, who remained on the star line for three years with the minimum effort, but who has always missed those stars by the width of a slide rule line. Four years ago Zeke found a vacant seat in the first section. He has been there ever since. " Helpfulness is his keynote. He is the Mecca for the less fortunate ma- jority of classmates and underclassmen. The theory that students par excellence pursue knowledge by burning midnight oil is disproved, for ten minutes suffice for the most difficult Math or Phil lesson. Football, basketball, tennis, and chess occupied many pleasant hours. His reading and masticatory abilities are the marvel and envy of all. Withal, a real friend, even-tempered, and generous to a fault — but don ' t interrupt him when he ' s reading the " Washing Star " ; — that ' s Zeke. The Engineers will gain a valuable officer and good soldier. CHESS 4311 CHESS PIN L GOAT ENGINEER FOOTBALL L MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN It FRANCIS HOWARD FALKNER SENATORIAL NEW JERSEY EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY HE mosquitoes of New Jersey have always been loathed but since Frank wandered in here from that infested state we are compelled to admit that thev have bitten a good man. Frank has won our admiration for the tcnacitv with which he clings to his ideals and the directness with which he tackles his problems and pursues them to a finish. All hurdles are the same to him -he takes each one with a strong seat and light hands. Especiallv the bar raised bv the Academic Board which has meant a tumble or near disaster to many of us; he has taken it with scarcely a glance. To fullv appreciate his form in this, however, one must understand the fact that only a portion of his attentions have been concentrated on it, much of the remainder being given to helping less fortunate classmates over the jump. On furlough Frank joined the Corps of Traveling Kaydets and trotted about Europe for his diversion. ' erv successfully, too, he claims — and is substantiated by Brickman, his compagnon de vovage. Rumor has it that he is already planning to retrace his — to gambol again in glorious freedom. It seems as though Frank is headed for the Engineers. We hate to see this for we want him in the branch we take — one more accessible to the co mmon horde. How- ever, all success to him in his chosen field and may we be as long to live in his memo- ries of associations as he is pre-eminent amongst the men whose friendship we boast — and value. ACTING CORPORAL T, CORPORAL 1 POINTER 4 L STARS 4 GYMxVASlUM 4 3 2-1 CAPTAIN I INDOOR MEET 4 5 1 I B.A. A.B. 151 II i m mmm JOHN F. FARRA, Jr. I7TH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA SHAMOKIN, PENNSYLVANIA OHN has been rather quiet and dignified throughout his four years with us. Yearling summer he showed us that he had no mean eye, as well as a steady nerve, when he pulled down an expert badge in rifle. Should the spirit move him he will get out a well polished flute and play for you some selection of well recognized musical merit. Nothing superficial about Junior. He has great pride in his state of Pennsylvania; in fact, there is perhaps nothing of which he is more proud, unless it be the city of Shamokin. It might be mentioned that a certain O.A.O. has played a most important part in John ' s kaydet life. There has never been but " one " with him. We have all been well convinced of that fact. Ever since we have known him he has gone quietly about his work, keeping to his own standards; he has had his academic difficulties and has won out. Much of his time has been spent racing the company of the immortals. He hopes to become a member of the Air Corps. We feel certain that he will be a hard worker at this, or any other duty to which he may be assigned. HUNDREDTH NIOHT ORCHESTRA L MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN RIFLE EXPERT 152- l« LUKE WILLIAM FINLAV lOTH DISTRICT TENNESSEE MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE ;OMING to West Point in June of 1914 with the ignorance of most of us as to lust what West Point reallv is, Luke was prepared to spend his summer in the manner to which he was accustomed. Tennis racquet, bathing suit, golf clubs; all were in his luggage where he could have them for the frequent use he was sure they would get. His dream, how- ■ ■ ■ ■ - ■ ■ " ' ever, like so manv others, was cruellv and very quicklv shattered. Not in the least daunted, he was shortjv acclimated to the real West Point and entered into the drills with a wholehearted enthusiasm for hard work which is a continued source of wonder to those who know |ust how much he can enjoy his idle moments. Luke has led the class throughout our four years here, and he will without doubt continue to be a leader in his ' life afterwards. Being first in the class has not, as it unfortunatelv does at times, detracted a particle from his popularitv. His continued good nature and admirable personal qualities have been too powerful to allow a mere brilliance in studies to overcome them. Our confidence in Luke will, we feel, be |usti- fied bv his gaining continued success in the Engineers. ACTING CORPOR, L 3 CORPORAL L REGIMENTAL SUPPLY SERGEANT 1 SWIMMING 432. MONOGRAM 4 MINOR SPORTS " a " 3 L SOCCER 5 INDOOR MEET 4 3 i CLASS NUM- ERALS 431 SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER HOWITZER STAFF I STARS 432. A.B. FIRST CLASS MACHINE GUNNER PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN 153 f lAUif? ' WALTER EMERSON FINNEGAN I3TH DISTRICT MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS SSSE " HAT is wrong with this picture? — or perhaps I should sav the title to it. I 7«2| Surelv that first name is an error on someone ' s part; only a Patrick or Ih fll Michael should go with that surname and the unmistakeable replica l ll of the Emerald Isle above it. When Bob went out for football and track ■ iBMBH MB ■ his plebe year, the coach remarked: " You look good to me, " and so ' did he to the rest of us, but the Academic Board could not see him in the same light. With their assistance he made up his mind to confine his athletic ambitions to his national pastime, and the winter months in the gymnasium with Billy Cavanaugh ' s punishment squad. His unofficial activities are so numerous that lack of space prevents even a summary of them. However, it must be mentioned that he is a star member of " I " Co. ' s Camp, Sally Port, and Stoop Entertainers; vocal and strong man stuff being his specialties. His standing bet that he can lift any three men has cost many doubters dearly. Bob is the kind of friend to have around when there is either trouble or fun to be had; he can be safely counted on to the limit in either one. Each one of us hopes to be with him at his new post next fall. CORPORAL 2. FOOTBALL 4 TRACK 4 5 CROSS COUNTRY 2. BOXING 4 3 1 I CHOIR 4 3 Z I MONOCiRAM 4 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKS.MAN 154 II " •i ROBERT JOHN FLEMING, Jr. AT LARGE FORT RILEY, KANSAS ;T is said that after Beast Barracks Bob had two ambitions: first, to be Captain of G Company, and second, to make the Cavalry. After three years the first was realized; but the second was discarded. To have castles on the lapel and not in the air is now his desire. According to Fob, being the highest ranking Corp in the Company was no cinch. — ' " ■ ■— ■■ Twice Rob dVagged blind, and thereafter refused to answer the tele- phone For four years Bob has helped to conduct the business end of the Pointer, has plaved polo withthe B squad, has dragged to the hops and adorned the movies — ancl vet has found time to prove himself the truest friend of the Goats in the Corps. Ask his after midnight section • ' All D " of Yearling Goats;— after he had given up his second class Christmas leave and all his time in the spring to coach the Goats of G Company, they expressed their appreciation with one of the best presents a kaydet ever receive d. Aggressive energy, perseverance, a will to keep going beyond his limit, and above all a willing whole-hearted unselfishness in helping others,-these all make Bob s character. With these he can not help being as successful as he has been here at the Point. ACTING CORPORAL 5 CORPORAL L CAPTAIN 1 POLO 3 Z POINTER STAFF 4 3 2-1 CIRCULATION MANAGER I PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER HENRY L. FLOOD U. S. ARMY SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS ' ! FTER serving two years with the machine guns of Honolulu, but not soldiering as he distinctly wishes it known, Hank arrived in the Sally Port with the Schofield salute. Long and tall with plenty of angles but nevertheless a coordinated human as his athletic record will show. Hank of the real " baseball attitude, " the wise-crack ever ready, laugh always one hop ahead, soon established his niche in the hall of friend- ship of his class. When a man can awake at reveille in camp and put all the tent inmates into uncontrolled laughter, he is an asset and a phenomena. Such is Hank Flood. He is game for anything in the list of factors which make a good mixer, and never slow to find opportunity and seize it. Henry ' s attempts at hopping were a slow process, but finally evolved and in Hank ' s own words, " I ' m becoming a real snake, and I ' m going to give the femmes a treat this summer. " Since he never has lost the lure of the islands and the longing for the asthmatic rattle of machine guns, we expect to find Hank back in the Infantry on Graduation, calmlv smoking his pipe and bubbling over with the interest of watching his men develop into real soldiers. With such a leader they cannot fail to come through. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I SUPPLY SERGEANT I BASEBALL ■ } 2. BASKETBALL 432. TOOTBALL 2. CATHOLIC CHOIR 4 3 2. I COLOR LINES 3 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 1ST CLASS MACHINE GUNNER 156 Iil NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST, Jr. SENATORIAL GEORGIA ATLANTA, GEORGIA S SS ' HEN this ■■r.mihlin wreck " emerged from the wilds of Georgia to become TVjI a pet of the Nation, he little reckoned on the ■■cordial " reception he V | was to receive at the Military Academy. However, with a soldier s A l name to uphold, he could not waver, and he was soon through the .SSS! plebe unpleasantness. While a plehe he distinguished himself bv break- ■■ ■■■■■—■■ ing the Academy record on the rille range, a record which he still holds. Likewise he won a place on the boxing squad. He has continued his auspicious beginning and at present is Captain of the Ritle team and one of our best " pugs. " However, ' it is conceded bv all that his most remarkable qual- ity is his ability to absorb unending quantities of sleep and still be continually sleepy. It ' is rumored that he gets some pleasure occasionally in hguring the various permuta- tions and combinatioiis that can occur upon occasion, and also in ruminatir " vagaries of Dame Fortune. Seriously we can say that here is a man who has the qualities that make him a fine comrade and which should enable him to attain a distinguished career as an officer. His ambitions, molded doubtlessly by his legs, is to join the Cavalry. We imagine that will be the branch in which this embryo general will set out to conquer the world. ACTING CORPORAL CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I BOXING 4 11 INDOOR MEET 4 2. RIFLE 4 3 i I MINOR ■a " 3 Z CAPTAIN I ROD AND GUN CLUB PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE EXPERT the mm0 ROBERT TRYON FREDERICK SENATORIAL SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA HE activities of every class are made stable by at least one guiding hand — the hand of one who has that essential common sense, with the ability and will to use it. Thus 19x8 has its mainstay in Fred, the man who has made this book a success and who has given invaluable aid to the Dia- lectic Society in all of its manv activities. Whether it be managing a year book, providing the Corps with Christmas Cards, decorating a ball room, constructing a stage, managing a show, arranging for ex- hibits by outside firms, or merely convincing the Tactical Department that a change should be made, Fred has been asked to do it and he has always done it well. He has a natural and modest personality that is bound to please. Both officers and cadets ask his advice on affairs of the Corps, knowing that they will get a practical and workable judgment. He goes after the more important things in an academic life, avoiding the scramble for tenths but securing lasting friendships and working for the benefit of the Corps. He has been made an officer and there has never been a more satisfactory one. He has athletic ability but he sacrificed it to give less spectacular service. Fred ' s inherent ability to make friends, command respect, and get things done will make a great career for him in the Armv, while his record here will always insure him a host of sincere friends. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 1 LIEUTENANT I CAPTAIN I FENCING 4 POINTER STAFF 3 HOWITZER 2. BUSINESS MANAGER THE HOWITZER I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4311 BUSINESS MANAGER AND TREASURER DIALECTIC SOCIETY I COLOR LINES 31 CAMP ILLUMINATION COMMITTEE I EQUIPMENT COMMITTEE I PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 158 CARL F. FRITZSCHE SENATORIAL OHIO CLEVELAND, OHIO " ARL is another example of the " hig, strong, silent man " who never has ' a great deal to sav hut who always manages to deliver the goods. The quiet, good-natured smile that he is wont to wear on his face gives the impression that he could sav a good deal more on the subject at hand if he wanted to; and so he could. With him, actions speak louder than ■--■-- words, and his athletic record is an excellent witness to prove his abil- " ■ ity in action. Football, lacrosse, and boxing have tilled the greater part of his time throughout his stav at the Academv. As captain of the latter team he has set an example that has been the delight and despair of his teammates. To watch him in the ring is to realize the tremendous possibilities of a combination of power, agil- ity, and head-work, and those who have seen him at work can vouch for the results he has gained by the application of this combination. In spite of his abilitv as a boxer, Carl ' s is anything but a pugilistic nature. He has made a great manv friends at the Academy because of his willingness to do a good turn for a classmate and his consideration for other people, and these inherent qualities will make him manv more friends as time goes by. ACTINO CORPORAL J CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I FOOTBALL 5 Z I LACROSSE 43! BOXING 4 3 i I CAPTAIN I INDOOR MEET 4 3 i MINOR " a " i RIFLE MARKSMAN 159 LEIGH A. FULLER HONOR SCHOOL WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA :ROM Winchester — miles away " Leigh, amiable and carefree, came to West Point with the hxed determination to become an artilleryman — not motorized. The obvious attractions of the Air Service almost shat- tered his great faith in horses as a means of transportation, but the intricacies ' of the aiming circle and the leveling of the gunner ' s quadrant - --- - proved even more desirable, and the Artillery won. A splendid physique being the prime qualification of an artilleryman, Leigh tried every sport the Academy offers and chose one of the finest, polo, in which he could perfect his riding. However, he has not forsaken all his other accomplishments; for with his equipment one will find golf clubs and tennis racquets, which he uses with nearly as much sk ill as his accompanying polo mallet. Perhaps Leigh is not an Arthur Murray, but a biographer could do no less than place him in the same category. With the advent of the De Mille Company Leigh broke into the movies. He tersely yet lucidly describes his part as " Cullum Balcony Scenes. " Although Leigh received his quota of demerits and more, what matter a few demer- its, when the proud possessor gets all his leaves, Christmas and week-end, and at the same time has this questionable honor offset by his application to academic work and consequent good standing? SERGEANT I POLO X I RIFLE MARKSMAN i6o m mmm m PAUL A. GAVAN I5TH DISTRICT MISSOURI JOPLIN, MISSOURI JAUL was born and raised in Missouri, the state with the motto " Show V I me. " And so it was only natural that he should grow up with that H Jl habit. He is quick to grasp an idea and ready to show it to others less ■1 intelligent. When help is needed he is always readv to give not merely ■B i BB • aid, but cheerful aid. He became brawnvof arm while playing the " An- vil Chorus " with a two pound sledge hammer — it was only one of his numerous ways of spending vacations from Missouri U. It was easy to guess what squad he would make here with his biceps and first boxing match giving us a new definition of the word " sluggoid. " He is a natural wit and an excellent conversationalist, even though he does not possess a Hubbard Scrap Book. Consequently, Paul is a welcome addition to anv party from the rock-bound coasts t)f Maine to Frisco, and then some. He has decided on no particular branch, but whatever it may be, we feel that one with so many natural gifts as he has will not fail in it. His genial smile and keen sense of humor will serve Paul as an ample illumination for lighting his road to success. CORPOR. ' iL 2. LIEUTENANT I FOOTBALL 432. TRACK 4 3 BOXING 4 } Z ELECTION COMMITTEE 3 1 I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN 161 DAVID RAYMOND GIBBS 9TH DISTRICT MISSOURI MEXICO, MISSOURI i ' ZJJI J ! UT of the fastnesses of Missouri came this amiable comrade of ours. 1 Another desertion from among the ranks of the mule skinners — but the I J I climate and life at West Point agreed with Dave so that he has for four 11 years remained the F Co. representative on the Committee of Joy. As a »_ M» — ■ plebe Dave tortured us continually with his jokes — some good, and - ' - ' - . ' - ' ' T most, not so good — through the medium of the Pointer. If he ran out of jokes — which infrequentlv happened — he trained editorials and inflicted them on us. And so our hero rose to associate editorship, from which em- inent position he more than ever commands our literary enjoyment. Come winter — and Dave gets out his skates and the bob-sled. We always like to see him on the latter, however, for there he looks so much more safe. Come summer — and one finds him in a bathing suit lounging in the vicinity of Delafield ' s limpid waters. Although he is always doing something athletic, nature compels Dave to select the most convenient method of accomplishment. Despite this constant leaning toward the least troublesome, one need never fear that what he sets out to do will not be well done. SERGEANT I POINTER STAFF 1 I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 3 2. I MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL MARKSMAN I i6z JOHN RAYMOND GILCHRIST 5RD DISTRICT RHODE ISLAND WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND JESCENDED from a. long line of Gaelic ancestors, who in tornier times HI swung the shillal.ih with deadly elFect and strewed the peat bogs of I the Emerald Isle with the prostrate bodies of their enemies, we have I above, the pride of Woonsocket. Jack has exchanged the shillalah for a .MM a more peaceful baton; but none the less, his opponents in track have [ ■ ■ ■r— fallen ever in defeat before the living feet of this fighting Irishman and his three running mates of the relay team. He has, since plebe year, served industriouslv and faithfullv in the interests of the track team, and well deserves his- ' A. " His Irish wit and humor, his cheery disposition and common sense make him a perfect pal. Alwavs ready to lay aside his book whenever one calls, yet always manag- ing to rescue the necessary z.o the following morning in recitation, his willingness to do anvthing for anybody yet accomplish his own work, is well known. The Corps will miss Jack, but the Corps ' loss will be the Army ' s gain; and we all have the satisfaction of knowing that in the service we mav once more run across Jack ' s cheery wit and clever repartee, unless he takes one of those short enlistments in the Air service, ended by a drop down to the doughboys and eternity. SERGEANT I CROSS COUNTRY 2. I MONOGRAM CHAMPIONSHIP MEDICINE BALL TEAM 2. CLASS NUMERALS 2. TR. CK 4 3 2. I MAJOR " a " WITH STAR 2. COLOR LINE I ASSISTANT HOUSE MANAGER AT HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 RIFLE MARKSMAN 163 tt- KARL GUSTAF ERIC GIMMLER 5TH DISTRICT WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN ' ROM the good old town of Milwaukee in 1914 came to us one Karl Gustaf Eric Gimmler — a lad who, though eighteen years old had such a paternal view and conservative opinions that he won at once the rather hackneved appelation of Pop. To this title of veneration he will prob- ably answer until the final dav when Atropos cuts his mortal thread. S«mSm» It didn ' t take long for Pop to earn a place close to the hearts of those he came in close contact with. His good-natured, affable manner coupled with the merry twinkle that habitually danced in his eyes were irresistable. They even led his classmates oft-times to make him the object of diverse practical jokes, merely for the enjoyment of seeing the sparkle come to his eyes, a nd the color to his cheeks as the boys gave him the " toot. " There is just one thing to which he is adverse — Christmas leave. He has never gone on one, having lost it each year on demerits. He claims he gets them purposely to obviate the unnecessary packing at Yuletide. With all his easv-going nature, how- ever. Pop is a conscientious and persistent worker in both academics and athletics. He stands high in the class academically and by sheer hard work and stick-to-itiveness he has risen from a non-swimmer to a member of the Academy team. Such perseverance can never go unrewarded and we all feel that the future has many successes in store for him. SERGEANT I SWIMMING 4 5 X I TRACK 3 PENTATHLON 2. I CHOIR 4 3 2. I 164 ROGER WOODHULL GOLDSMITH I5TH DISTRICT NEW YORK NYACK, NEW YORK " ERRY, our big dark mvscerv, arrived bright and early on the first of ' July, 1914, and proceeded to make himself at home. Never very talka- tive about ' himself, we have had to gather that, inspired by the apho- rism " onlv the brave deserve the fair, " he decided upon a military career and deserted Nvack for West Point. Beast Barracks held no terrors for Jerry. He came through smiling, and after the first struggle with cross " belts and freshlv starched white trousers, he was still positive he wanted to be a soldier. The vears that followed demonstrated fully his capacity for working out his destiny. The ' honors he has attained are the well-deserved fruits of his efforts. To his associates, he has alwavs been the best of companions. Not the least of his friendlv endeavors has been acquainting us with the geography of New York, of which we discovered how little we knew when Jerry was around. His varied interests and active nature have made him immune to the ennui so common to our restricted world, and have done much to lighten our more tedious hours. In an unguarded moment, he confessed that the Field Artillery was his idea of a real branch. We wish him a long and successful career with as many friends in the service as he has made at West Point. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL L LIEUTENANT I BOXING 3 CHOIR 4 3 2-1 INDOOR MEET 3 CLASS NUMERALS 3 RIFLE MARKSMAN 165 II FRANK QUINCY GOODELL 3RD DISTRICT MASSACHUSETTS SOUTHBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS TYPICAL son of old New England — rather serious, you might almost say inclined to sternness, hut with an occasional wanton disregard for his former Puritanical surroundings, he lets his undercurrent of humor have its way. His athletic ambitions lay toward the manly art of modified murder, though he never gained a place on the team — mainly, !■■■■■ i wa J think, because of a proboscis prone to weeping crimson tears on the least provocation. He was on that famous " H " Co. intramural foot- ball team which battled the " I " Co. maulers through four bitter games to decide who were gentlemen and who were not gentlemen. " I " Co. won the game. " Goodie " is only passively interested in the femmes, which leads him to choose Field not Coast Artillery upon Graduation. It seems as though he saw a little service with the Field Artillery at a C.M.T.C. camp before he climbed the long hill four years ago — then, too, it is rumored he owned a toy cannon in the years of his infancy. He has been a good Kaydet, and he has the makings of a mighty good officer. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL i LIEUTENANT I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 166 l« CHARLES G. GOODRICH lOTH DISTRICT GEORGIA AUGUSTA, GEORGIA ' HARLEY he_i;.in his military career at that well-known tin school, Marion Institute, where he was a high ranking corporal. Imbued there with the squads east spirit, Charley came to West Point determined to drive a companv. After two years of valiant endeavor, he became a corporal in B Company and was on the road to achieving his ambition. But alas, ■■■ » ■■ M ■ the call ot the area halted his triumphant march to first captaincv. His red hair, never failing smile, easy going ways, and good old Georgia drawl all account for his popularity. His devastating sense of humor coupled with his banjo has made many a cold dreary winter evening pleasant for B Co. and the Corps. Stars and honors have always been within his reach but his ambition does not point in this direction. His main claim to distinction, however, is on the hop floor because Rojo is the social lion of the Corps. In the last analysis, the personality of the man is demonstrated by his ability to make friends. And Charlie has certainly done this — friends who are sincere — and all of whom wish him the greatest of successes. CORPORAL 2. CHOIR 3 2. I FENCING 4 5 i I RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 167 JAMES L. GREEN 9TH DISTRICT ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA OR three vears L. has made the Academic department sit up and take no- tice. For three years he has worn stars. At present he is breaking all records in Economics, having lost only two tenths up to date. Very few men reallv know Green. At first sight he appears to be a model young man — but ah, who knows what his past has been? Green is try- ' ■■■ " ' " ' °™ ing for a Rhodes scholarship and has better than a fair chance of getting it. Whether his motive for trying to win a scholarship is a desire to advance his education — or whether it is the proximity of Paris to Oxford, — we don " t know, but we have often heard him say that he is tired of book learning. He was a member of the rifle squad and has turned in more successful B-aches than any five men who ever held or squeezed. L. is an excellent coach. He has given valuable aid to many a man who was down in Academics and has saved many a man from that famous duet, Echols and Holt. Green has devoted much time to the pursuit of literature. He thinks so much of some of the books in his possession that every morning he removes them from his table and hides them from the Tac. If he had only included detective stories in his collection we are sure that he would now be a captain instead of a lieutenant. CORPORAL 1. LIEUTENANT I STARS 4 3 2- RIFLE MARKSMAN RIFLE 3 i PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 168 -I JOHN DLANCHARD GRINSTEAD CONGRESSIONAL ARIZONA PHOENIX, ARIZONA ' ' NY damaijes on the third floor? " We can still hear that sonorous Arizon- ian voice reverberating through the halls— and long shall we continue to do so, for Johnnv will remain in our memories for life. Jawn plays tennis and noker, but in the winter it is too wet to plav tennis. Above and bevond these recreations, one will always hnd him ready to sit in ■■■■■ _ ■- — on a session of extemporaneous philosophizing until taps. Or frequently " " - " " " " ,t was bridge— when conversation had taken on a turn already long familiar and shop-worn to that voluble clique. In fact his room was a familiar one to O.D. ' s at afternoon inspections for much was the quill therein. Grinnv never shirked work but that does not explain the big grin that spread over his face when as a First Classman he chucked the rifle for the saber e thought Sup- ply Sergeants should carry a rifle to keep in training-and said so. We are not able to state the nature of his reply. lawn IS calm and steady bv nature. A grin is no sign of radical departure from the natural, however, for he hastaken to wearing one quite frequently— makes life much easier he says. To whatever branch he may be assigned, he will bear with him true companion- ability and an undying, unobtrusive good humor. CORPORAL Z SUPPLY SERGEANT I RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN ELMER W. GUDE 6th district new jersey englewood, new jersey SK him why he came to West Point, and the prompt reply will be, " I don ' t know. " A stray notice that a competitive exam was to be held attracted Elmer ' s notice; curiosity led him on to the place of examina- tion; and ability brought him the prize. An appointment in the hand is worth two in the bush; so on he came into the unknown quite unde- - J ' ' cided whether or not he would stay. The shock of Plebe year took the indecision out of him, for at the end of four years he is still with us. Indoor sports have been his hobby, as his ability at bridge, his adeptness with a " Red Comforter, " his joy in books (fiction), and his occasional Saturday night visits to Cullum have shown. Affairs of the heart have left their mark very lightly, and we find him always ready to shift affections if the right party is to be had. " Glide Makes Millions in Stock Market, " is his most cherished ambition, but sad to say, money and the Army don ' t go together. Adding two and two, it is safe to say that September will find him at some " doughboy " post, where his winning personal- ity cannot fail to bring success in his associations with both officers and men. RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN 170 ROV HENRY GUERTLER I3TH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANI SCHVYI.KII.I. IIAVEX, PKN ' NSYI.VAXIA I ' JJJJJUTCHY " comes trom Pennsylvania, from a town h - the name of Schuvl- E V I kill Haven. Never try to pronounce it without First asking advice. I y 1 1 You might hurt yourself and would probably be wrong in the bargain, j fl I The name invariablv put " Dutchv " in hot water when he was a plebe. ■ jM " — ■ When asked from whence he came, he had to pronounce the name three »-i.i I times and usuallv ended by spelling it. " Dutchv " has alvvavs enjoxxd the distinction of being an engineer in his studies. Being natLUMlK ' " hivey " and possessing a craving for studying, he was never worried about being turned out, as have many of his less fortunate classmates. His pet hobby in athletics was track. He made his monogram in earling year. In his second class year he developed into a first rate miler, doing that distance in about four thirty then. He took second place against the Navy in ' 2.7, making his " A " that year, and was elected captain of track for 192.S. But, in spite of his shortcomings " Dutchy " is quite a popular voung man in the Corps, liked by evervone. His record in the Academy is quite an envious one; and he should make one equally as good, if not better in the Army. Everyone is expecting much of him and they won ' t be disappointed. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 1 CAPTAIN I TR.VCK 4 3 i I CAPTAIN I MONOGRAM 3 " a " i CROSS COUNTRY 2. I CAPTAIN I INDOOR MEET 3 1 I NUMERALS i BASE- BALL SUMMER CAMP 3 1 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 2. CHOIR 4 3 1 I ROD AND GUN CLUB I KING OF THE BEASTS CAMP ILLUMINATION COMMITTEE I 171 II MAYER HENRY HALFF I 6th district TEXAS MINERAL WELLS, TEXAS ONG, long ago, when we were yearlings together in Summer Camp, an harrassed O.D. stopped long enough in his round of duty to play on a pun. It was an insufferably hot afternoon; the heat waves shimmered from the gravelled streets, the sun beat unmercifully on the brown roof of the guard tent. A young lady came up and asked for " Halff of K Co. " The O.D. replied with perhaps more brusqueness than gallantry that he thought it impossible to hod a whole squad, much less a pla- toon, in camp at such a time. Thus did Halff receive his sobriquet. Months before that dav he had attained prominence, however. He had entered the Academy with an apparently inexhaustible supply of stories of the " Wild West " — stories of the Texas Rangers, of two-gun men, of hard riding and straight shooting, of round-ups and brandings, of the long, long trail of the life that forms the brilliant background for the more prosaic happenings in the Southwest today. That he has borne out in his own accomplishments the requirements one expects from such a background but indi- cates the force of tradition. For Halff was the winner of the cup awarded the best pis- tol shot of his class, and for two years has devoted himself to an excellent game of polo. In these activities his interests have found a natural outlet that promises him a life full of experiences well worth having. POLO 3 2. I INDIVIDUAL HIGH SCORE PISTOL CUP } PISTOL 4 PISTOL EXPERT PIELD ARTILLERY EXPERT RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 172- l« HARRY WARREN HALTERMAN HONOR SCHOOL MOUNT VERNONJ, MISSOURI HETHER ' tis iightini; for the glory of old Mt. ' ernon, Missouri, as a fighting, fast little quarterback, or " tinschooling " at Riverside, Georgia, or going fast and furious in a Broadway night club, " Hank " is just the same. " And why be different? " quoth he. " Why be hypo- critical and sycophantic to tickle the vanity of an already too selt- SSSSZ satisfied world ? " If vou should, by chance, admonish him to emulate the Romans while in their funny old town, with his characteristic Sractical naturalness, he would probably reply, " Why not stay away from Rome and o as one pleases ? " His terrible frankness reminds me of Mark Twain — bv the wav, Samuel L. Clemens did hail from the same " neck of the woods. " There must be some- thing in that Southwest Missouri air, — all of which brings me to the beginning, which should have come first, obviously. " Hank " is not a born airman, " Coast " is positively thumbs down; neither does he give a hard-earned tithe whether the batteries salvo left or right, — but whv enumer- ate? For you ' ve already guessed it. Immediately after Graduation he is going to estab- lish a cosy little nest in the Heart of the U.S.A. with the " squads right " gang. SERQE. NT I TR. CK 4 } 1 I CHOIR 4 T, PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN 173 • I RICHARD JEROME HANDY IND DISTRICT COLORADO rORT COLLINS, COLORADO I " SSSSj ' often hnd a type ot man who is instantly popular upon entering a group, k 1 only to find his popularity v ane as he becomes better known. And then ■1 again there is a type whose soundness and worth is not received by any A ll immediate popular acclaim; but whose personality and strength are »_— » recognized by the group gradually, leading to a popularity more justly . .-.,...iS a measure of the man ' s worth. Handy is of ' this latter class. He has ever been steady, clear-headed and far-seeing; moderation is his keynote, strengthened by manly qualities of integrity, chivalry, and modesty. His earnest en- deavors to live as well balanced a life as the Academy permits first led to that patroniz- ing " good-timing " with which cadets counter whatever they do not understand; but as in everything else he at last commanded the respect of everyone. Girls have worried him little, and files not at all, but physical culture and " Books of the Month " have been an obsession. And though this feeble description might lead one to suspect that we have here a " lone-wolf, " his comradeship is as jealously sought as that of any other man in the Corps. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. FIRST SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I FOOTBALL 4 BASEBALL 1 SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER } 2. I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN i 174 - Il iNORRlS B. HARBOLD AT LARGE JESSVP, MARYLAND IKIPPY! . . . One sees the gray evening of the Armv-N.ivy game in Chicago and Skippv ' s indistinct but unmistakable self recovering a fumbled ball. Stumbling, wiggling, he finally crossed the line for a touchdown. That picture will always remain clear through the haze of memorv as will the picture of Skippy himself. His personality is so clear cut that even memorv must pause in its levelling. Efficiency is a much talked of quantitv in the Corps. We believe it exists in an ideal state in Skippv. He is at once the most efficiently popular man and the most popular efficient man in the class. We know of no other who combines such a capacity for action with so admirable a portion of common sense. He always does more and does it better. Eulogy of a close friend too easily exceeds reasonable limits. However, we feel guilty of the greatest modesty in our present effort. Knowing him has been one of the iovs of these cadet davs. We might recall further and tell stories of the classroom, the athletic held, or the hop, mavbe of a train missed and a slug removed bv a Prince!— but all these are only the exterior. We hope that you may have for yourself the very real pleasure of knowing him. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I CAPTAIN I FOOTBALL 4 3 1. I SWIMMING 432. LACROSSE 4 3 1 HOP MANAGER 3 i I MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 175 ALLISON RICHARD HARTMAN U. S. ARMY THE DALLES, OREGON LL IE " is a likeable chap with a big warm heart. He always has time to help out someone in a fix. His rolling blue eyes are enough to place him on a pedestal at the hops, but he is of a retiring nature. We know that he has an O.A.O. somewhere out in Missouri, who perhaps will claim him before long. Furlough was ill-starred for Richard. Taken _ _ _ ill he had to return to the Post early, a calamity great enough to kill a cadet even enjoying la bonne sante. The picture above is evidence of his return to the graces of Nature. Outside of this setback he has only suffered one other, that with the modern language department. " Allie " simply didn ' t like French nor Spanish. Intramural athletics helped round out Richard ' s physique. It is very well known that he spends a great deal of time in the gymnasium. The rifle and pistol both added expert medals to ' his full dress attire. Though " Allie " has spent all of his Christmas Leaves at the Point, he is richer in knowledge of the snow-covered hills and Midnight Masses than most cadets ever will be. In a few years we will have in him the example of a self-made man who rose from the ranks to the pinnacle of Army success. n m0m CORPORAL 2. FIRST SERGEANT I PISTOL Z RIFLE EXPERT PISTOL EXPERT 176 FRANCIS WALLER HASKEL 4TH DISTRICT OKI.MIOMA Ml ' SKOOEE, OKLAHOMA ' JATCH was never .i believer in non-eleccive education. He much preferred to persue a volume of Thackerv or compose a poem to his latest inamo- rata than to pursue the prescribed course of study. The sight of a newspaper ever caused him to toss aside his books, and the current problems of the world were his favorite courses. The fact that he might JJIJJJ52SI t ' c hopelessly deficient on his daily average worried him not the least — but when the all-important reviews came along, what a metamor- phosis! Then Hatch showed the Academic Department what he really could do — It is sufficient to say that he never had to take a final examination. As an attraction for the fair sex Hatch is a marvel. No matter how indifferent he may be — and he often is — he finds it a strenuous task keeping the crowd at a safe distance. And his is the faculty for being popular with his own sex as well. His winning smile, his cheery disposition, and his desire to assist have made for him many friends in the Corps — and we feel sure that this number will always be rapidly augmented wherever he goes. CLEAN SLEEVE MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN 177 HOWARD HILLMAN HASTING IND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ARKANSAS NEWPORT, ARKANSAS .HIS unusual fellow from way out in Arkansas can get away with more things per minute than the rest of the Corps can in a month. But that isn ' t his prime characteristic. He ' s a strong individualist, and the great West Point melting pot has had a tough time trying to pour him into the common mold. Howard has his pet schemes, pet hobbies, and pet studies. Yes, even studies. But not of the prescribed sort — unless they suit his fancv. He pursues those subjects which appeal to him, and they are pursued so they won ' t forget it. Regulations and restrictions slip by unheeded, and his activities follow a course dictated by his own will. This course has led him into the highways and byways of learning and experience. Energy characterizes his action, and wherever impulse or reason leads him a job well done is left in his wake. His individualistic vagaries have often put him at odds with the regulation makers, both tactical and academically; but, as has been mentioned, he always gets away with it. More power to you, Howard. We admire your self-reliance and envy your inde- pendence. You ' ll get there — wherever " there " is — and we hope that we ' ll be " there " to congratulate you and to enjoy your friendship as we have these past four years. WRESTLING 432. PISTOL TEAM SERGEANT I RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 178 1 JAMES LOW ' MAN HATHAWAY AT LARGE BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA NATIX ' E son .uul an Army child, cm you heat that? But in spite of these awful handicaps Jack managed to come up kicking after four years ' hard struggle with the tactical and academic departments. During his Plebe year ' he showed a remarkable atlinity for demerits hut after grac- ing the Post during yearling Christmas leave he changed some of his ideas and became quite a model of decorum. At one time, when he was " " " exposed to Descriptive Geometry, Jack thought he could improve greatly on the text used bv the Department. So he sought the aid of another Engineer who had the same characteristics and they spent some time every day on their edition " de script. " Thev found later, however, that their methods were beyond the scope of ordinary mathematical genii, so they were compelled to abandon their efforts on behalf of future generations of Army ofHcers. In his activities, he has tried nearly everything from swinging (at) dumbbells to tennis and from harmonv to horseshoes, but the call of his ancestors finally sent him back to gymnastics where he is quite successfully proving the Darwinian Theory. By the number of affaires du coeur Jack has had, we suspect that he will take the Coast with. But whatever it may be, we ' ll wish him lots of luck and plenty of children. SERGEANT I GYMNASTICS 2. I CHOIR 4 3 2. I COLOR LINES INDOOR MEET RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 179 II KENNETH DOUGLAS HAWKINS SENATORIAL NEW HAMPSHIRE DERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE " " " EN was with US only a few short months, but we who had the privilege of 11 73 I knowing him well during that time soon came to admire him for his I l I never-failing courage and to love him for his sunny good nature and k JI ready sense of humor. The men in his company who marched close to .SS S a him in ranks on the Plebe hike will never forget the fine example he J5JJJ55SSI s t them at that time. Though his feet were so blistered that he limped at every step, he carried on for mile after mile without a single com- plaint, and refused to allow anyone to temporarily lighten his burden by helping him with his pack or rifle. And in spite of his own troubles, he kept up a steady flow of humorous songs and stories that raised the morale of his comrades and made them forget the weight of their packs and the heat of the August sun. Ken ' s loss to us in the Winter of Nineteen twenty-five came as a severe shock, and it is one of the few reall v unpleasant memories that we will have of West Point. It was a great misfortune for the Class, for the Academy, and for the Service, in which his fine spirit would undoubtedly have carried him far. 1 80 l« fc4Vl ■ WILLIAM TELL HEFLEY 6th district TEXAS CAMERON, TEXAS OME people are born with brilliant minds while most of the less fortunate mortals struggle in the dark depths of uncertainty. HelT belongs to the former class, which fact explains his stars, and his chevrons. He will ever be remembered as an enlightening savior by scores of struggling goats. His patience is infinite and his good nature limitless. He has ' " ' " never been too busv to give help to someone less fortunate than he. He has earned for himself a place he can never lose in our hearts. To physical exertion and the world of snort he is completely indilierent. But give him a problem to solve or a radio to hx and you know the task will be done. He has devel- oped perhaps the most comprehensive system of poopsheets the Academy has ever known. In spite of the frowns of the T. D. on radios, he has continued his pursuit of the elusive electron. He enjoys a " pee-rade " as most of us enjoy a game of golf. And hstandint; all his seeminglv queer traits, HelF is the most human of men. He ' s adv to plunge into a discussion— and successfully, too— for his knowledge is notwit ever re .- , — . - as profound and varied as the mysteries of the boundless Texas prairies from whence he comes. In his beloved Signal Corps, we predict his success, knowing he has the enthusiasm of youth and the vvisdom of experience. From us he goes forth a man, carrying with him something which counts much— the extreme goodwill of his classmates. CORPORAL 2. D.A. A.B. LIEUTENANT I STARS L COACHING STAFF FOR DEFICIENT CADETS 3 2. I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN DAVID V. HEIMAN 1ST DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA IVE has the faculty of reducing anv and everything to the simple and obvious. Take this business of coming to ' est Point, for example. " Simple enough, " he savs. " The opportunity presented itself, I wel- comed it, gathered together in an old bandana my toothbrush and comb, shook the dust of Quakertown from my feet, mounted my be- loved tricycle, and pedaled forth on the great adventure. " It is by virtue of his faculty that Dave has helped hosts of deficient, despairing cadets through the labyrinths of Mathematics. He, himself, has been carried to the very gates of starland. That he has never actually entered is a tribute to his generous con- sideration of the needs of others less gifted than himself. Despite his agile mind, he derives his greatest pleasures from the lighter pursuits of life. To him the show is, after all, the thing; but upon occasion he can display an unsuspected and penetrating depth of mind. His tastes in reading run toward good fiction. He is but little moved by the craftsmanship of Beethoven, or the delightful harmonies of Schubert; but the rhythms of the dance carry him to the very heights of ecstatic delight. Above all, he ' earns for a beautiful femme who knows how to com- bine the business of loving with the pleasure of dancing. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I FIRST SERGEANT I COACH DEFICIENT CADETS 3 1 POINTER 3 COMPANY HOWITZER REPRESENTATIVE I MACHINE GUN EXPERT RIFLE MARKSMAN WILLIAM HENRY HENNIG 7TH DISTRICT NEW JERSEY PATERSON, NEW JERSEY HEN one ' s home is in New Jersey, one ' s self is at West Point, .mJ one ' s interests arc distributed over half the Atlantic Seaboard; it is hard to keep from thinking of things less military. Bill Hennig has often found himself in such a quandary, when the ever inexorable call of dutv has held him tightly in its swa ' . Destined for the ministry, he turned to -_ - the rude art of war, and through a wear - year ministered to the wants of others; an exponent of peace, he became a wielder of the dueling sword; shy, he changed into a dashing devotee of happiness in the form of achieve- ment, and no more interesting type of Cadet than this exists. Capable and enterprising, he attained the dizzv heights of engineerdom, remaining there more or less securely through the vicissitudes of four years of toil and demonstrated accomplishment. Parting from West Point at the beginning of his first class year, to rejoin the Corps a year later, he proceeded to wander from the Atlantic to the Pacific and back again to be sure that he had missed nothing on the first trip overland. He now goes forth to the world to display the same traditions for other Cadets to carry on. CORPORAL Z SERGEANT I FENCING 4 3 1 I INDOOR MEET 3 2. I SUMMER CAMP CHESS CLUB I CHESS TEAM I SUMMER CAMP BASEBALL LEAGUE 3 RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 183 JOHN H. HINRICHS yXH DISTRICT CALIFORNIA PASADENA, CALIFORNIA J T was indeed a luckv dav for West Point and the Army when Jack first opened his eves on the world. The son of an Army officer and graduate, he gave evidence earlv in life of leanings toward the Army in general and West Point in particular. His dreams were realized but as with the rest of us, all his illusions were painfully but rapidly shattered on that _!-_ ;- - fatal Jul v first when we first entered our " Rock-bound Highland Home. " During his plebe and vearling years we find him a continual thorn in the side of the Math Department. Deficient up to the last writ every term, yet never turned out! To make up for this, however, he was the pride and joy of the English Department. To display his versatility he decided to follow in the footsteps of his uncle, and he is now one of the mainstays of the Fencing Team and incidentally its Captain. He is also one-half the reason for the Epee Team ' s championship, won last year at the Intercollegiates. When Jack graduates West Point will lose one of its best, and the Army will gain a man well liked and respected by all. CORPORAL 3 2. FIRST SERGEANT I FENCING 4 3 X I CHOIR45 POINTER 4 I HOWITZER Z I CHEER LEADER I ELECTION COMMITTEE 5 1 I FIELD ARTILLERY EXPERT PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER Rll LE AND MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN 1 JAMES EASTON HOLLEY 2.6th district new YORK OTISVILLE, NEW YORK • — j ' HEN he ( rst came here, Dutch gained favor with the upperchissmen by I VwSI stuing that although he had lived in Orange County all his lite, July ▼ ' 1 1 ,,,,4 was his hrst visit to West Point. To use the civilian meaning, aAAI Hollev ' " found himself in Descriptive Geometry. That was where ,H25. he started toward the upper part of his class. Before that time, English ■■■■■■ ■ — ■ almost provided the West Point meaning of • ' (inding him although " " " ' " he ev ided all the big examinations. After starting his second class year he seemed to work and studv as a ' man inspired, and no " tactical officer " shrewdness was required to hnd the inspiration. There were always some twenty odd letters from the same place every month-sometimes thirty or more-and once or twice during the past two years a friendly note from TifFanv. And at least once a nionth his very ac- commodaiing father and mother would bring down an automobile load of good things to eat and incidentally HER. No wonder four years hasn t seemed long to Dutch. CORPORAL 1 SUPPLY SERGEANT 1 LIEUTENANT I LACROSSE 4 5 11 " A 32. PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN ROD AND GUN CLUB I 185 EVAN McLaren houseman I5TH DISTRICT OHIO MARIETTA, OHIO FLASH — a pufF of white smoke — the tinkle of shattered glass — success? Well! At least the stuff exploded. Such might have been our introduc- tion to Evan before he defanitely decided to take up the profession of arms. However, he did not follow that calling before he gave many others a fair trial. In the Garden City of America, Marietta, Ohio, we find none other than " Mac, " as he was then known, one of the football men of his high school. But, football season only lasts a few months and, although his Chemistry occupied much of his spare time, he still found time in which to develop his statesmanship abilities. In this direction we find him on the debating team and finally. Class President. This previous interest in athletics and activities followed Evan to our class. The hard luck of being turned out plebe June does not contradict the fact that whatever Mac does, is done with thoroughness and application. Furlough took him back to the Middle West and it would be an opportunity lost if we failed to mention the ten or more different, feminine handwritings which ad- dressed mail to him after his return to the East. Our best wishes are with him for success in his ambitions, for we know that what- ever line he follows his abilities will deserve nothing less. SWIMMING 3 HUNDREDTH NIGHT L PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER - i CHARLES FRANK HOWARD MISSOURI NATIONAL GUARD NEVADA, MISSOURI •OWDY " as his classmates call him, is a man whose qualities are as numer- ' ous as the dements handed out bv the Battalion Board. Stern and austere toward the plehes, he has left his memory indelibly impressed upon them,— a memory of a man who can be hard, but ahvays )ust; . . a memorv which embodies respect, admiration, and lovalty Although •r- - hiL ' h in the opinion of those whom he taught and instilled with the ' " ' sieniticance of the motto, ■ ' Dutv, Honor, Country, " Howdy s rank is pinnacled in the estimation of his classmates. Cheerful, his presence has the soothing effect of calm tranquillity characteristic of a moonlight night on the Cam bean, congenial he mingles with the grim realism of West Point the atmosphere which emanates from the ' old fireside back home; efficient, his preparation for and execution of the innumerable duties imposed upon him make him an ideal soldier. Achilles had his weak point; likewise. Howdy. Languages seemed to be the only things he could not bind in friendship. ••NL.themat.es, " argued Howdv, shows what a man can do. " And the way he dominated the Phil Department speaks for itself. Howdy is choosing the Air Service for his branch. That he will wing his way to success and fame, we who know him have no doubt. Au revoir, bon ami ! SERGEANT I CHOIR 4 3 2. I INDOOR MEET 4 3 2. CLASS NUMERALS CAPTAIN CHAMPION TUG OF WAR TEAM 4 RIFLE MARKSMAN ROBERT ALBERT HOWARD, Jr. SENATORIAL OKLAHOMA ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA Jjj JJARSON hails from the wilds of Oklahoma, where choctaw beer flows 1 1 like water and hair always grows curly and black. A three year sojourn H fll in the cadet corps of Texas A and M decided him on a military career, |[| and July I, 1914, saw him in line with the rest of us outside the Sally- mjm mm _t port. PJebe year passed, as plebe year will — and Parson was still with J5JJJJJJJJJ us. Outside of being the chief source of amusement on our football trips on the trains and nearly being found in " B.S. " and " Frog, " he was just like any other member of 192.8. Then with the addition of a gold diagonal on his sleeve. Parson began to sit up and take notice. Now the hops are seldom slighted by his absence — and he has been the boon of all goats in his Div — many a mighty problem in Math or Phil has fallen before his all-seeing gaze. He likes horses about as well as Barney Google so the Remount Squad ate up his spare time and decided him in favor of a mounted branch. " The Coast has good quar- ters though! " claims Parson and he shows marked signs of desiring good quarters. Parson ' s dry wit, good humor (except right after reveille) and amiable disposition will win him a placi_ in the hearts of his fellows wherever he goes and secure him the success that awaits him out in the service. SERGEANT I POINTER 3 COLOR LINES 4 3 I ROD AND GUN CLUB 1 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN THOMAS O. HUDDLESTON 5TH DISTRICT ALABAMA TUSKEGEE, ALABAMA •OM HUDDLESTON is one of us. Bv that we do not mean th.it he is the •iverai e Cadet, but that he is one who is the same to everyone. ou mi?ht say he fits. The underchissmen like him now, the upperclassmen liked him when the present status was reversed, and his classmates have alwavs liked him. Probablv his outstanding quality is the ability to take the bad with the good, to decide, when things seem to go against him that there were no lives lost so there is no reason to feel blue over it We have never, ' in four vears, seen him blue. If the Bat. Board awards him a few tours or if the Tactical Officer removes a report with hve dements, Tom will teel the same about it. He is no masculine Pollyanna but bad luck just seems to bounce off him. He is you might sav, mob wise. If something is the thing to do, if it is this year ' s fad or if something tells him he should do it, he will remain unmoved. If, however, vou ' can show him ' whv, show him a good reason, then it is another matter, but he refuses to be stampeded bv the crowd without due cause. We somehow, like individual- ity, and Tom has not allowed his individuality to be surpassed. CORPORAL 1 B.A. A.B. RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER f ■ : ROBERT SCOTT ISRAEL AT LARGE SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS I " ' J J J JNE of the few men in our class to begin Beast Barracks, his plebe rear, £ 1 while still under seventeen years of age, was Bob, a striking specimen I H 11 of reserve and consideration, combined with sincerity, and ability. 1 He earlv possessed ideas and ideals to which he proved steadfast bv »_—■■■■ ■ working up into the engineer fraction of the class and remaining there. IZJ ' -I—I? Accomplishing this absorbed plebe and yearling vears. During second class year. Bob earned that five pointed type of insignia with which distinguished cadets burden their collars. His is a quick mind which enables him to give an accurate answer to a question while most of us are still wondering what it is all about. Like scholars down through the ages, slight rises of temperament occa- sionally come to him — but in the light of his accomplishments, we quickh- credit this to his mental zeal. Israel ' s worth as a golfer is evidenced by his point-getting record for four ' ears on the Corps team in that sport and captaining it this last year. Natural efficiency, and spooniness resulted for him in a cadet captaincy as a reward. Bob has applied for the Field Artillery with detachment to the Air Service, and, in either branch, he ' ll carry on a living example of that old saying, " All things come to him who waits. " ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL L LIEUTENANT CAPTAIN I GOLF 4 3 1 I CAPTAIN I MOliOGRAM 4 MINOR SPORTS " a " 5 1 I CHESS CLUB 4 5 L I STARS 2. HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL .MARKSMAN RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 190 JAMES MORROW IVY SENATORIAL SOUTH CAROLINA ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA I OR four years this big fellow ' s iinseltishness and cheerfulness have placed him high in the affection of his classmates. In the details of a day ' s work he always found many opportunities to perform favors for his friends — favors which proved his thoughtfulness. In athletics, Ivy displaved the same quaiitv of unselfish service. Each vear found him - " ' " on the football field, giving and taking with the best of them. Never a thought of being one of the heroes, vet working as hard and absorbing as much punishment as any All- American star. Being " cannon fodder " for an Army line for three years, would discourage a less determined or more selfish man for it is not the most pleasant of occupations. The thought of quitting never even occurred to Morrow. Knowing the nature of this man, we are not surprised to hear that he has given his heart awav and is even planning to share his name. His greatest problem now is to reconcile matrimony, his chosen condition, with aviation, his chosen branch. And he will solve this problem as he has solved others — with the good wishes of all of us. SERGEANT I TOOTBALL 4 3 L I SWI.MMING 4 L I LACROSSE 3 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 3 2. I CLASS SEAL COM.MITTEE 4 INDOOR MEET 4 3 2-1 RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 191 " WHITFIELD JACK SENATORIAL LOUISIANA SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA T JJ JACK in Beast Barracks davs I remember one man who seemed calm and ■ • H I collected in the storm of bewildering duties, corrections, and mistakes I ATj I which made up our day. And to me that one quality marked him as 2gfl I one to be successful. And he is successful. His classmates hold him in ■_— — iM • high esteem, many of them are his friends, and at least one lady always - - • ' - " ' sends her love to Captain Jack. But his success comes not alone from his ability to be calm and to see clearly through a haze of little things to the ultimate goal. He has a natural ability for hard work and though he lacks in talent for detail, hard work wins. And above all he has a personality which makes one like him. Frequently we do not agree with him, and sometimes his views seem irritat- ing, but we cannot dislike him. ' e either take his views, or keep our own, and like him as before. Native of Louisiana he always seems to remind one that there are some men like the Southerner of fiction. Men of ability, dignity, and self-respect, who enjoy clean fun, and are always ready to aid a friend. Such is the Whitfield Jack we know. ORPORAL 1 REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR I CAPTAIN I 191 l« WALTER E. JOHNS lStII district PENNSYLVANIA Oil. CITY, PENNSYLVANIA itf tf MrtVtf • HIS d.irk-he.ided ijentlcnuin exemplifies the phrase, " Still water runs deep. " He has various nicknames including ' alt, Johnnie, and Radio. Radio because one of his first reports from the Tactical Department was: " Radio apparatus under gun rack. " He ranks high where rank counts most, his home town, Oil Citw Pennsvlvania. It would be hard to find a citv or state which has a more staunch supporter. He considers Penn- sylvania the actual or potential leader in most activities of importance. He swears bv the Oil Citv derrick, the local publication, and if a certain individual is from Pennsylvania, he is greatly enhanced in Walt ' s eyes. Almost any college with which the army has athletic connections and which is unknown to us all, John says is from Pennsylvania without looking up the facts and he is often right. He is a typical one-woman man. He has been more or less in love since he came to West Point, but he is not one who lets such things interfere with the business at hand. He ranks higher academically the longer he stays, not because he fights for files, but because he has the knack of doing the right thing at the right moment. Without doubt he will make a mark for himself in his chosen profession. SERGEANT I FENCING 4 POINTER 4 5 RIFLE .VIARKSMAN II i 193 WILHELM PAUL JOHNSON iOTH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA ;ES, this is our " Swede, " the fun-loving Dutchman from Pennsylvania. Gaze upon him with awe and reverence for he ' s the only one we have — the pride of " K " Co. Johnny came to us a shy and timid youth but powerful withal. With four years of martial life behind him he " s no longer shy and timid but he is still a youth and still powerful. John ' s JJJJJ35S forte is baseball and Cullum Hall — resulting in the essential characteris- tics of a Ty Cobb and a Rudolph Valentino all in one. Although an ardent worshipper at the altar of the dance and its fair attendants — he is still as free as the air and boning Field " without " as far as we can ascertain. (The author has his doubts, however.) We of his class have learned to love Paul as a friend and comrade. His genial good- nature is never to be downed and we guarantee that he ' ll fight, right through to the finish with a spirit well worthy of the Corps. The Field will be fortunate in having our dashing Dutchman. We ' re with you, John, and wish you all success and happiness in whatever the Army has for you. CORPORAL Z SUPPLY SERGEANT I BASEBALL 3 2. CHOIR 432. II 194 ■a KILBOURNE JOHNSTON SENATORIAL ILLINOIS CHICAGO, ILLINOIS •FGlencastleKilhourne and Lochinvarjohnstoun had known, the day they threw their tierce moustaches over their shoulders and swept out of the cragijv firths of Scotland for the New World, that some day their families would be united and exemplified in the smiling faced boy you see above, thev would probablv have thumped their great chests and bellowed in sheer pride. Have a look— lit or unlit, the world ' s best single and unassisted vaudeville show on record. Step right up, ladies, have no gosh-darned fear, the boy is already hooked. Here has the world a lawyer lost and a soldier gained. Long will the tongue of Johnston be remembered in these halls. When the bells of Hell go ting-a-ling-aling we ' ll find Padraic twisting the Devil ' s tail and making him like it. This, mark you well, is an Army child who is neither high hat nor high ranking, militarily or academically. Something of a polo nlaver, occasionallv an artist, a demon in an argument, a seeker after that knowledge and adventure outside of the prescribed— K. Johnston of the I Co. indifferentia, the boy whose motto is go to hell. SERGEANT I POLO 3 i SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 3 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 COLOR LINES 3 I PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN PAUL HAROLD JOHNSTON 1ST DISTRICT SOUTH DAKOTA SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA I ADDIE IS one of the few men, chat every so often, Fate is kind enoui;h to endow with sufficient brains to permit them to be Engineers and vet do little or no studying. With the lead acquired bv being a soldier before he joined us, work is reduced to a minimum with him, and he has plent ' of time to spend with his beloved friend, Morpheus. He makes friends 22 222 easily, yet he has never been known to darken the doors of Cullum, except at feed hops, and then the attraction was the food and not the femmes. Always true to a pair of brown eyes back in Sioux Falls, he attends the movies on Saturday night, never causing Kissing Rock to oscillate, or come near falling; regular as a clock in getting his three letters a week off to her; all of which goes to make him a fine candidate for the Coast " with, " but the Air with the extra pav looks good to him as he is rather skeptical about the old line of two being able to live as cheaply as one. Other than being obsessed with the desire to enter war shorth- via the matrimonial route, we have found Laddie quite sane and a valued friend in need. SERGEANT I PISTOL TEAM 3 2. PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE MARKSMAN MINOR SPORTS " a " 196 EDWARD BERNARD KELLER 9TH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA PERKASIE, PENNSYLVANIA • J2 " ULES, regulations, .uut standards are tor the " Powers that be " -the I Hl manner in which we accept them is up co ourselves. And when Freddy II 1 s w this customary array of books, works, " do ' s " and " don ' t ' s " he I 5 I tackled them with a courage and steadfastness that we can well envy. . aB • When the lesson was difficult he studied hard — when easy, he studied I ; - - less- and for lectures he plaved bridge. A student ' s method this — he is one of few of us who reallv " learned " his lessons. " Laws are for slaves, ' but ' onlv slaves revolt. " His proper respect for the regulations he could at times change for just as proper a contempt — and when he guessed wrong he read with- out comment. He has survived three Hundredth Night performances, and in all of them, besides singing and dancing verv well, he went so far as to be prompt and unfailing at rehear- sals. We can interpret this only as a high order of consideration for his fellow suffer- ers — and courage, because one vear there was a Charleston chorus. He drank vellow, mellow chartreuse in Paris on furlough, and drank both wisely and well. His playground was also the city beautiful — he participated, but appreciated. We are glad to have lived with him, proud of him, and confident that, as a soldier, he will look alvva s to the front — and look far. CORPORAL L SERGEANT I CHOIR 4 3 1 I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 432. COMPANY HOWITZER REPRESENTATIVE I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN 197 ROBERT HARPER KELLY SENATORIAL NEW JERSEY LEONIA, NEW JERSEY - ilEET Bob Kellv, head cheer leader, comedian and one of the stellar per- formers in the " After Supper Frolics " staged nightly in North Area between supper and call to quarters. When Bob first arrived at West Point in July, 192.4, it didn ' t take long for him to get acquainted and all through his four years he has been popular, not only with his own _-_ " _- " - ' - classmates but with those above and below him as well. Bob (better known on the soccer field as " Grandpa " because of his peculiar stride) is one of those men who if given a job, does that job well. In electing him head cheer leader his class gave him a big and responsible position, a more disagreeable position than most men realize for a head cheer leader has troubles of which the Corps knows nothing. But the job didn ' t feaze Bob and he carried it through with colors flying. Another little piece of work which had its difficulties and which Bob had thrust upon him was that of Humor Editor of the Pointer. Fighting for tenths in the section room, out in front of the Corps leading cheers or anything else. Bob is not the kind to worry. Give him a |ob and you can count on it being done right but try to worry him — well, you can ' t do it. So, here ' s to vou. Bob. Best of luck, always. TRACK 4 3 SOCCER 4 3 11 HEAD CHEER LEADER I HUNDREDTH NIGHT SHOW CAST 3 L I POINTER BOARD I COMPANY HOWITZER REPRESENTATIVE I RIFLE MARKSMAN I I CHARLES BOWLER KING 4TH DISTRICT OKLAHOMA OKEMAH, OKLAHOMA -; " ORSES and women: anv normal woman will feel insulted at the order in r n I which those two words are placed; but it stands the approval of many I Z II -i staunch old cavalryman. As for Chick, however, 1 am not so sure LBJI which he prefers. Twentv-two hours of foot-sore trudging following .5SI2I that unforgettable plebc thanksgiving Eve decided Chick in favor of — " -— i " " the mounted branches; and riding is now his favorite sport. He is on " " top of the world when participating in a keen, hard-fought polo game; and yet he is equally happy when with a beautiful girl or perhaps the be autiful girl. But there is one thing for which Chick would desert horses, women and the world; and that is a Chrysler Imperial roadster. The exhilaration of Hying down a level stretch of road in a speeding Chrvsler makes the blood tingle in his veins with unquenchable spirit And that same spirit enters into everything Chick does. If Chick king wants to dxj a thing, vou can rest assured that he will employ every means in his power to per- form It It is that spirit which has caused Chick to make lasting friendships with other strong-willed and determined people, and to leave them with the assurance that all through life he will be putting his whole energy into the enterprises towards which his spirit directs him. CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I GOLF 4 3 L POLO 3 1 I PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER HARRY CROMARTIE KIRBY lOTH DISTRICT CAROLINA ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA ' OUR years ago a blue-eyed, flaxen-haired boy, the heir of two generations of Army tradition, came to us from the Carolinas. Now, having non- chalantly strolled through the diversified West Point paths of learning, this Jason is faring forth seeking the Golden Fleece. In spite of his modest sedateness Harry has allowed us to gain a glimpse into some " of the characteristics which have made him friends wherever he goes. He is one of the most companionable men of our recollection, and adds a spice of informality to any social gathering. Through his innate brilliance he has frequented many first sections; but through his tendency to take life easv he has at times sunk as low as the third, and has endeared himself as a charter member of the Summer Camp first class bucks. His literary tastes range from Casanova to " Questions and Answers. " Harry loves debate, the theatre, apple pie and women — especially women. His dislikes are nuts and reveille. Polite in manner, sweet of soul, he has conquered all obstacles in his path, gaining the friendship of men and the hearts of women. In the future, if he will but shy from the Signal Corps buzzers, poker chips, wholesale amours, blondes, mimeograph correspondence, red comforters and brunettes, he should make a most companionable fellow officer — IF! SERGEANT 1 RIFLE TEAM 5 2. I SMALL A I HUNDREDTH NIGHT! I CHESS CLUB 4 3 RULE EXPERT PISTOL MARKSMAN e AUGUST WALTER KISSNER }RD DISTRICT CONNECTICUT HAMDEN, CONNECTICL ' T ' UG today is not what he used to he. He reported a perfect product of a " tin " school. Already a good straight soldier, but yet a very retiring and bashful chap. Then his plebe year he remained unchanged and even as a yearling, femmes invariablv set his heart a-ilutter with apprehen- sion. But then Furio, Paris and return, what had happened? No longer -_ - _ - the " Aug " of vore. The cocoon had burst. " Aug " no longer the for- lorn stag — now always seen flaunting a hopcard and giving his jeunes femmes delight by his jaunty manner. But as much as he has changed otherwise, he remains a true soldier — always duty first — it ' s a good officer that he will make. Furlo indeed worked wonders in " Aug. " It gave him self-confidence. That confi- dence along with his innate abilities, has given him well deserved positions on the Track Squad and on the Honor Committee. And finally after three long years and a fraction of a regal buck ' s life, we find the Tactical Department suddenly recognizing his capacity as a soldier and taking note of his military bearing. Chevrons! and the guidon of old " B " Company became his. His future will be a credit to the Corps. SERGE. NT I TRACK 1 I COACH FOURTH CLASS TRACK I COMPANY HOWITZER REPRESENTATIVE I HONOR COMMITTEE 1 I MACHINE GUN SHARP- SHOOTER PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN JOHN SE ' ERIN KNUDSEN AT LARGE SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH OHNNY h;is many of the characteristics of his Nordic ancestors. Careful and immaculate as required, vet always ready for the easy times, he has made an agreeable if not typical cadet. That habit for which he is most noted and beloved, is his eternal griping. He gripes long and whole-heartilv at every inconvenience, but nevertheless always does SZSSiSt his part in getting it over. Johnny has shown his true spirit by his un- selfish aid to the under classes. Never a day in Phil but that another difficult solution was tabulated for the coming classes. He discovered the value of these little aids in his own academic troubles, and has devoted his time to abet the troubles of future goats. Always an athlete, he started as a pitcher in Beast Barracks and was on the Basket- ball and Baseball squads the same year. However, as is so often the case, the necessity of study and athletics could not agree, and as usual the academics won. Many will remember the.dashing half of the 19x5 intra-mural champions. Being an Army child, Johnny knows what the Army is and is less at sea about his prospects than others of his classmates. Philippines, Pacific Coast, Leavenworth, and Washington are all familiar to him. However, Johnny found his loadstone in Utah on furlo; and we expect to see him there after graduatio n. CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I BASKETBALL 4 BASEBALL 4 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN RALPH EDWARD KCK)N 7TH DISTRICT MISSOLRI BOLIVAR, MI SOl ' RI ' ;R0M out of the West came this rare .iniinal, the only Koon in the Corps, and with it one of the most consistently evident smiles in the Corps. When he smiles, which is nearly always, his whole face breaks into the cheeriest wrinkles vou ever saw. It was once said that Zip has a smile that constantlv endangers his ears, hence the query, Zip don t _ vour cars ever ?et tired ? ' ' But like their owner thev like something todo. Now that vou know how genial he is we shall tell you more about the essential man which constitutes Ralph E. Koon. Zip has very long legs and is a very eood high jumper, although he has never concentrated on track work. He prefers rather to indulge in general all-around athletics: on the tennis courts, the golf course, and the gymnasium floor, and in the swimming pool. A misogvnist-no; a misogamist-yes! There you have Zip ' s philosophy of life and one good reason why he prefers AIR SANS. When he hrst returned from furlough we thought that the excavations he was making on the golf course indicated hn- cineers- but apparently he does not care to be outdone by another Missourian who has written his name in the air from Roosevelt Field to Le Bourget. So Zip will soon go in quest of his wings. CORPOR.-XL i SERGEANT I INDOOR MEET 4 B. SKETB. LL L RIPLE MARKSMAN MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER JAMES MELMN LAMONT lOTH DISTRICT MICHIGAN BAY CITY, MICHIGAN S explanation really necessary to the above photograph? Those unafflicted with mental lassitude will delineate subconsciously the character it mutely portrays. Consider, for instance, the sweeping symmetry of the eyebrows — an infallible token of the true artist. Perhaps a violinist, who knows how to dispell the monotonv of Sunda ' afternoons with a J5JJJJJJJJJ stirring Bach concerto or one of MacDowell ' s throbbing sedatives. You might have guessed it! And those dark serious eves. Pick up vour copy of the Pointer. You hold a testimonial of the right of those ebon orbs to look busi- ness-like. We ' ve seen them glow with good-fellowship, flash with indomitable spirit and insinuate the most charming compliments to " the ladies who come up in June, July, August, etc. " The mouth speaks for itself and when it does, there is no waste of words. Full lips usually express generositv and betrav a latent sense of humor. The lips in question are not exceptions. A passing glance at the chin will not suffice. It ' s complex. Com- posite. Yet there is just enough squareness to arouse suspicion of decision and ambi- tion, and quite smooth enough curve to hint a love of life and its pleasures. He tickles a fiddle with genius, pokes a typewriter with speed and accuracy, swings a lacrosse hatchet with scoring results, and is boning the basic branch — " With. " 1ST SERGEANT 1 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 2. POINTER STAFF 431 BUSINESS MANAGER POINTER I PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN i04 - i ' i Ay -y TRUMAN HEMPEL LANDON AT LARGi; CARLINVILLE, ILLINOIS •TONin about SIX feet, and has IT! This example of what ' •C " Company I V I will do for a fellow has won his wav into the hearts of everyone who I Al I knows him, including the Batt. Board, who count him as one of their P WA I special protegees. But the sands of the area could not dull the cheery — ' personality of -Hurdling Teddv. ' ' He goes over the Academic obstacles — — — with the same graceful ease that has carried him over the hurdles in manv an Armv ' Track meet. He has specialized in hurdling, but it it had been high-iumping, pole-vaulting, or anything else, the result would have been the same. Ted has alwavS had an enviable ahilitv to get the maximum enioyment out of life, and when he stepped from the train at West Point that same quality did not desert him. He is ready for some fun, anywhere, at any time. Undoubtedly the best all-round track man in the Academy, he is content to let his actions speak for him. Quiet and unassuming, his preference to let others do the talk- ini, ' adds a pleasing note to a personality already tilled with rare virtues. SAMUEL HARTMANN LANE I9TH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA I O know Sam is to he fond of him, for even in his faults he is lovable. He is a big brother to us all — he meets us with a smile and cheery words at all times, and if he can lure us into conversation or argument he is in his element. There he is at his best, for Sam can make the English _ language sit up and do tricks that few of us can equal. Sam takes life - " ' pretty much as he finds it, seldom seriously. Seeing him on the football field, a hard-working tackle with a determined scowl on his face, one realizes more easily the real man under the easy-going exterior. Then in the choir processional — 150 male voices — well to the front, head and shoulders above the runts, tall, broad, sandy-haired — swings Sam, chanting enthusiastically in a powerful tenor voice. One of his few serious moods. Sam believes in enjoying life to the utmost and in the principles of the conservation of energy. His creed is to do his job, but no more than is necessary. So Sam goes through life in his own way — unperturbed, happv-go-luckv, careless — a smile and shrug for adversities. CLEAN SLEEVE 4 3 2. I FOOTBALL 4 3 1 I CHOlR 4 3 1 I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 PISTOL MARKSMAN M. CHINE GUN MARKSMAN io6 THOMAS ALPHONSUS LANE I ITH DISTRICT MASSACHUSETTS ROSLINDALE, MASSACHUSETTS HERE came from Boston a lad who passed through beast barracks and plebe year unnoticed. Along about June 5th, however, Tom was one of the many of ' 18 to Front and Center to receive a stellar decoration for his collar. Tom again disappeared from public notice, but he be- came known in the company as an academic coach elite. An e.xceedinglv ' quiet chap, you will find Tom, unassuming, vet sure of himself; thor- ough in all he starts to do. And this thoroughness has reaped its reward. After three years of practical retirement, Tom has rapidly risen to the top in cadet ac- tivities and has climbed high on the ladder of cadet achievement, whose rungs are made of stripes and bars. Tom is no grandstand player, but he has none the less been a real player in this game of ours at West Point. He has written and edited for the Pointer; he has ablv orated on the occasion of the 151st anniversarv of our nation ' s independence; he has efficientlv performed the duties of Cadet Supplv Officer, he has concerned himself with numerous outside af?airs; and yet, he has withal so conducted himself that at the mere mention of a " fine chap, " we instantlv think of Tom Lane. CORPORAL L CAPTAIN AND SUPPLY OFFICER I TRACK 2. SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 2. I POINTER STAFF I STARS 432. EXPERT FIELD ARTILLERY FIRST CLASS MACHINE GUNNER PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN 107 DAVID P. LAUBACH 30TH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA UMMER 19x6 — Beast Detail — plebes in raincoats and sweaters — running the stairs — swimming to Newburg — eagling — sweating their shadows. B-plates shining — bayonets glistening — Dave is inspecting — making plebes — good plebes — teaching — showing — working. Reported for hazing — court-martialed — sentenced — suspended one vear — then cits — T New York — Greenwich Village — the intelligenz ia — artists dabbing — Bohemians in gay smocks — wide black ties — Pipi ' s — Little Georgie ' s. Din of subway construction — staccato of air drills — blasts — rivers of concrete — man- made miracles — Dave on the job. Fall, 1917 — back again — the same " oopie " — same smile — lending a hand — as vital in ' 2.8 as he was in ' 17. Memories — of stars — of chevrons — Nietzche — Pirates Den — Footlights — police — lawyers — dice. " Oopie, " the plebes — fresh from the smoky hills of the Lehigh — unassuming — active. Summer camp — pomade and " sammy " — drags — yellow paint — waist deep in mud at the Torne — dominating a contrary mule. Math — Phil — Frog — Spic — gravy for Dave. Fiction — brainfodder. Twice a first classman — from keenfile make to keenfile buck — femmes — hops — long afternoons at Delafield — swimming — gay repartee. Good natured — jovial — carefree P.D. And now — the Service — a man ' s job — for a man ' s MAN. STARS 4 ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL Z SERGEANT I CLASS ELECTION COMMITTEE 3 1 1 POINTER REPRESENTATIVE 3 HOWITZER ASSISTANT 3 COMPANY HOWITZER REP- RESENTATIVE 1 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 2. SUMMER CAMP BASEBALL CHAMPIONS 1 RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN D.A. io8 f GEORGE HENRY LAWRENCE 3RD DISTRICT CONNECTICUT NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT I ' MOKE — huge belching columns of smoke — smoke ot blase furnaces, F l I smoke of steel mills — great rolling clouds of smoke; do not be alarmed, H VI it is merely Pinky Lawrence in his inevitable atmosphere of cigarette B I smoke. Pinky is a satisfied and consistent goat — he is perfectly satisfied ■jM— M » with a L.o as long as he is not pried loose from his Mvstery Stories and _ his cigarettes. But — man of strange antithesis — he worships good music. And perhaps that is an indication of his character. He is a man of contrasts, a man of queer streaks of indifference in academic things, and deep appre- ciation of beauty. We who have known Pinky in his natural setting as an affable host, the soul of consideration and hospitality, have learned to value him as a friend. And there could be no more loyal friend than Pinky. With his love of argument, his hatred for horses, his appreciation for beauty, and his open-armed hospitalitv, Pinky has all the charm and lovable qualities of the true Celt. A man of contrasts, of clarity and incomprehensibilitv, Pinkv is at once the joy and despair of all his friends. W ' e wish him luck in the Infantry and in his married career — both of which he starts on graduation. SERGEANT I RIFLE MARKSMAN A.B. i09 PAUL A. LEAHY 6th district MASSACHUSETTS MARBLEHEAD, MASSACHUSETTS ' AY off meat, pickles, and milk at the same sitting. The meat reverts to lead pellets, the peas turn to water melons, and the milk prevents the proper assimilation of either. The only cure is an abundance of iron, copper, brass, and nickel bearing foodstuffs. " The Mess Hall just can ' t get away with it when Pablo is around. We have fool-proof evidence of his participation in numerous newspaper and magazine contests. This may indicate an innate delight in labor or an admirable faith in human nature — whichever it is, a commendable persistence and endurance has always accompanied his efforts. No more thorough testimony of a firm belief in our own democratic principles than that offered by these contests could be had. A president received no more time or consideration than a prune. This same impartiality has always governed Pablo ' s conduct. His amiability and consideration for us all when he was performing the arduous duties of E-F Company first-sergeant in Summer Camp will long be remembered by both First and Third classes. Should he choose the branch of the swords, the flags, the guns, or the rifles, we are sure that he will win the confidence and respect of his new companions as heartily as he retains that of ourselves, his old ones. CORPORAL 2. FIRST SERGEANT I SERGEANT I GOLF 4 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER i CHARLES TILESTON LEEDS, Jr. 9TH DISTRICT CALIFORNIA PASADENA, CALIFORNIA F there were a competition to determine the ideal West Pointer, we would do well to sugi est the name of Chick Leeds. While here he has done much for the Academy and has made many friends and no enemies. In fact we doubt if there is anyone in the Corps who holds any sort of grudge against Chick. He was highly esteemed before coming to West ■■ ■ ■■ ■■■!■« Point, and while here he has earned nothing but praise and good words. ' ' He has ranked high in his class and has always been a willing assistant to anyone in anv kind of trouble. His disciplinary record is well above the average, and not because ' of painstaking care. He is a naturally neat and efficient soldier, and we need more like him. Chick is well liked because of his ready smile and good will, and yet he is nobody ' s " yes man. " He never fails to assert his opinion when he knows someone is wrong and that his cause is )ust. He will argue his point strongly, but if convinced will readily admit his mistake. It indeed is hard to find fault with Chick, and we wish him the best of success in everything he undertakes. CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I SOCCER 1 I FENCING 432. MANAGER I ELECTION COMMITTEE 3 1 HONOR COMMITTEE I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER . I» EUGENE THOMAS LEWIS 8th district LOUISIANA POPLARVILLE, MISSISSIPPI 1 122 2 |OM, " " Lew, " or " Duffv " — whichever you wish, proudly boasts of W aS I having been born back vender in Texas. Texas produces famous men H M I and Tom is not the exception. He came to ' est Point wearing a broad- Hi brimmed Stetson, after having been exposed to the curriculum of Texas ■ — M t A M College for a year, to learn that Texas is not the only place - _ _ where men are men. During plebe writs and other hazy moments Duffv played " Louisiana Here I Come " and " I ' m Going South. " One file prevented the fulfillment of his musical prophecies. But then, what ' s a file or two to a keen file like Tom? Second Class fall he donned the moleskins for the first time to aid the immortals in proving that brawn is mightier than brains. Duffy is happiest when in the arms of Morpheus. However, slumber is not the only reason for his popularity. Fortune bestowed on him a quick and retiring disposition, a lovable character and a good nature which four vears at West Point have never ruffled. Parting is the inevitable sorrow, which all friendships entail, but Lew, we part, knowing that the future holds for you a full measure of success and happiness. Good Luck, old boy, ' til we meet again. SERGEANT I BASEBALL 3 CHOIR 4 3 1 1 HONOR COMMITTEE I PISTOL AND RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER JAMES WILLIAM LOCKETT 7TH DISTRICT OHIO SPRIN ' OriLLD, OHIO J JUJj J JINALLY, in the course of human events it heconieth imperative that I Ef S I those men of the Academy who have toiled their appointed wav through II X l I divers traps and pitfalls in the form of painful writs and delinquencv l 9|l| reports, come at last to their reward — Graduation. Pete — whv Pete, »_— —■■ « we don ' t kno % — probably because it ' s not his name — Pete descended _-_ _ ' on West Point full of the vim and vigor that ever possesses vouth. He attacked various problems presented for our delectation with a superb confidence and an unflagging determination. The path so oft trod by those who have gone before Pete followed, occasionally running afoul of the academic department and rarely the tactical department. By skillful manipulations of his head and hand, Jim emerged from all affravs sturdy, stalwart, safe, and sound. Although at times he has what to us is a devastating sense of humor, he is refresh- ing nevertheless. He is well liked bv his classmates and is no mean hand with the more contrarv, (ickle, talkative sex. We cannot say whether he hopes to be President but no matter what his aspirations be, we wish him everlasting success. SERGEANT I TRACK 3 113 JOSEPH LOVEJOY, Jr. 6th district MASSACHUSETTS CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS ' OE comes from " Balistun, " where they say " Bah Hahbah. " That, how- ever, is not his greatest fault; it is his weakness for and his difficulties with the ladies. Perhaps even that wouldn ' t be considered a fault were it not for the fact that his classmates are frequently called upon to share his sorrows. Joe ' s tastes are many and varied in some things and t follow hard and fast rules m others. He is perfectly contented with a red comforter, his Dunhill, and a book — any kind, from " Elmer Gan- try " to some dissertation on the secrets of philosophy. Likewise in music, he gets the same thrill from the jazz hound bewailing the lack of straight bananas as a rendition of Shubert ' s " Unfinished " by the Philadelphia Orchestra. But when it comes to clothes! Ah! That ' s a different matter. He knows exactly what is proper to wear on all occasions — social or otherwise, and he can tell you just " what you would look good in. " Apparently he has not become discouraged in his dealings with the fair sex. He has evidently made a careful estimate of the situation, gained a tactical superiority and conquered a mightv fine little girl. He says it ' s coast with, and no matter what it is, we all say, " Here ' s luck to him! " CLEAN SLEEVE HOCKEY 4 CHOIR 4 3 2. I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN 2.14 DOUGLAS G. LUDLAM AT LARGE FORT HANCOCK, NEW JERSEY HE clever man is the one who can get the fruit without having to climb for it. Doug ' s cleverness should never be subject to question, for he seems to know the trick to perfection. He laughed at the Tactical De- partment and Academic board for eleven months, and then found his Yearling Christmas leave endangered. Was he downhearted? Of course _ ' _ _ ' _ not — a l ittle extra studying during December pulled him through with flying colors, and the pleasant vista of another eleven months was opened before him. Right now the " Field With " is his goal, and all who know him feel sure that next fall will find him there, and that he will have arrived with the least possible expenditure of energy. In spite of all his easy-going attitude and irre- sponsible desire to play, however, he possesses the ability, and efficiencv, and the determination to do the work when there is work to be done. He has shared with us in all our jovs and all our cares; his hand has been in everv lark and his voice in every song. Yet he has been different. Lud 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. CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 4 3 CHOIR 4 3 1 I PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 2-15 RICHARD M. LUDLOW I7TH DISTRICT NEW YORK YONKERS, NEW YORK •TJJJ ' ICK is a good soldier with a slight negative stagger. M Co. " got the I 11 breaks " in the yearling camp transfers when Dick came to us from A II B II Co. For he possesses all of those spoony qualities which characterize l l the hypothetical West Pointer, and he attains these qualities in an . M • effortless manner. He seems to be one of these lucky individuals who _ _ - I - are born with the soldierly spirit inherent within them. So in a mili- tary way, Dick has received more rewards than most. For after all, in discussing Dick, you finally get to the above mentioned " stagger. " Like the family skeleton, it won ' t keep hidden. Dick will go for weeks in a strictly military manner, soldierly and exacting after the best mode of the old Prussian drill sergeants; and then he will cut the whole body and soul of Kaydet Regs in a manner worthy of a two to six month slug. Besides being immaculate, Dick is intelligent and wore stars on his collar while a Yearling. He has been a valuable coach for goats throughout these long four years. Dick has done very well here, and we wish him only as much success in the Service. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I STARS 4 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 } i I POINTER STAFF 4 RIFLE MARKSMAN 116 ALAN JOHNSTONE McCUTCHEN SENATORIAL SOVTH CAROLINA COLUMBIA, SOVTIl CAROLINA " JJJ JjJ " ' AC ' S unparalleled ability tor wielding a wicked line of English gave him |I VI| instant recognition. Regardless of the question, an answer was ever II V 11 " right on tap, " and in such " high falutin " language as to leave the iPVj jl questioner dumbfounded. After the first week in barracks the upper . IlSSSa classmen thought twice before questioning Mac; several yearlings, in , J ' ' order to avoid embarrassment, are known to have carried pocket dictionaries. English " as she is spoke " is but one of Mac ' s accomplish- ments. Cadet activities — oh, ves! And true, too, he never tortured his neighbors with a midnight serenade, but few are those among the Sons of Mars who love and appre- ciate music more than he. Since plebe year his collection of Red Seals has been grow- ing, growing at the expense of the boodle book; until now it comprises the best in the Corps. He answered the urge of Paris during furlo but not the common urge. It was the Theatre de L ' Opera, and not the Folies Dergeres or the Moulin Rouge which called to him, and which numbered him among its audience almost nightly. Natural hiviness and willingness to lend a hand where needed have gained for Mac our true friendship; his ready smile and qualities of leadership have captivated us, and have gained fxar him here the same success which we are sure will follow him through life. ACTING CORPORAL } CORPORAL Z CAPTAIN I CROSS COUNTRY 1 I GOAT ENGINEER FOOTBALL TRACK 1 I MONOGRA.M 2. SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 2. I CLASS HISTORIAN 4 ROD AND GUN CLUB PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN 117 Il LIONEL CHARLES McGARR SENATORIAL ARIZONA PHOENIX, ARIZONA " LSIE came to us from the wilds of unpopulated Arizona with a grim determination to graduate from West Point and wear boots; even if he had to take the Quartermaster ' s Corps. Having succeeded in his first aim, he has now to accomplish his second and astound the cow punch- ers of his home town with fitting apparel for his lower limbs. He has l- ' ' -- ' ' sung his way through the Academy and has done it so consistently that he is known as one of our songbirds. His specialty has ever been tremu- lous, sobbing, love lyrics of the famous Irving Berlin variety; for be it known, L. C. is quite Spanish in spite of his Gaelic name. Thick, dark hair, dreamy eyes — but look for yourself. We all can see Mac sitting on the veranda of his hacienda gazing into the starry eyes of his La Paloma, singing a love-laden song beneath a soft southern moon. But Mac is not always one of the Lotus Eaters. It takes no over exertion of the imaginative powers to visualize him atop a charging horse, with the Irish in him a-rarin ' to go. Now what goes with boots? Just ask Mac. SERGEANT I CHOIR 4 } 1 I PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN I l« CYRIL HAR EY McGUIRE IND DISTRICT LOUISIANA NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA .!ICKY With his high sense of honor and happy Irish smile bids fair to long occupy a place as a true friend in the hearts of his classmates. Micky is the kind of a man who becomes an everlasting friend on first acquaintance, and that is a quality for which the world is looking. His classmates were not long in discovering his uncannv ability to SSSSS! distinguish the dilfercnce between right and wrong wherever honor is involved, and so they have elected him to the Honor Committee. Any- one who is in trouble finds it a pleasure to consult this lad who goes through life as though it were a song. Micky is a tall, nice-looking boy, having the broad shoulders and narrow waist that become a soldier. He is normally quiet, but is ever ready to take part in a red- blooded game of some sort. He can play a fast, brilliant game of tennis, losing or winning with the same becoming grace. We are all glad to see Graduation Day come around because it opens new fields for us, but we are also sorry to see that day go by, because we must bid farewell to such a true friend and good sport as Micky. SERGEANT I HONOR COMMITTEE 3 i I RIFLE MARKSMAN iig EPHRAIM H. McLEMORE SENATORIAL MISSISSIPPI ROXIE, MISSISSIPPI j!N arrival at the Academy Mac was immediately hazed by being placed as a roommate of a Bostonian. Each believed the other a foreigner for half a week. After Mac understood the new language all was easy for him and since then he has failed to find difficulty. In the section room he has steadily worked upwards without ever being guiltv of tenth grabbing. Always lazily smiling and apparently actually lazy he will do anything for anybody from packing a trunk and loaning stamps to taking a holiday guard tour. Proficient at all arts he is an expert at bridge, an art developed at the same time he learned electricity and mechanics. With no bad habits he would make a model husband for some one of the searchers but it is doubtful if he will ever nap long enough to be snared. He neither smokes, swears, nor drinks (this last is not voluntary) and has the right mixture of American and Scot to make him thrifty and saving without having his hand caught in his pocket. Some mounted outfit will soon be the beneficiary of Lady Luck when the Earl of Roxie reports as a brand new second lieutenant to his first command. CORPORAL L SERGEANT I RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER SUMMER CAMP BASEBALL 3 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER ! II STUART GLOXER McLENNAN IND DISTRICT NORTH DAKOTA DLTT AI.O, N ' i; V YORK HE picture Joesn ' t tell you anything, gentlemen. This man needs a full length picture in a bathing suit to really disclose his personality. Just a fat jovial little Scotchman. Yes sir, a roly-poly fellow with a perpet- ual smile on his chcruhic face. An ideal man for a teachers ' pet but a goat for all that. Magoi)zle was a good fellow until a certain blind-drag got him. He is lost to the ranks of the bachelors, but we won ' t forget him. We remember his ruddy cheeks and blue eyes as they contracted into a poker face. He is serious at both bridge and poker, but otherwise is quite irre- pressible. Mac has disproved the old adage that " A friend to everyone is a friend to no one. " ' e have all found him a friend worth having. Generosity and good humor are his dominant sins and thev have helped to destroy his " boodle book " and keep him from coming out of debt, for many a month. Some army post is going to find its social life pleasantlv re)uvenated when Mary and Mac stroll in. 1ST SERGEANT I POINTER 4 3 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN DOUGLAS CREVIER McNAIR AT LARGE LAFAYETTE, INDIANA I ;HIS canny Scot, being an Army child, comes from everywhere and brings with him a wealth of experiences and associations. Here, he has gained the enduring friendship of his classmates by a cheerful and ever help- ing nature and by a generosity that belies that " Mc " of his name. Incidentally, he regards the Scotch joke as the distorted product of an — ' --- infantile intellect. The Scotch national sport is one of his chief actuating influences and is probably responsible for his choice of a post where he can follow the pellet the year round. It would not have been hard for " Doug " to have lived in the first sections had he so decided. But between the call of gold and the lure of the pastime of " tight-eye, " he finds hardly enough time for his voluminous correspondence. However, the ad- dresses change periodically, so the Bachelor ' s Club believes that it will retain this valuable member. " Doug " has inherited a lasting devotion for his branch, the Field Artillery. It is certain that there he will experience every success, since he ' s a staunch supporter of our traditional standards of aiscipline and military efficiency. His are those qualities of leadership which will insure cooperation and obedience from those with whom he will serve. " He is a soldier fit to stand by Caesar, And give direction. " SERGEANT 1 INDOOR MEET 1 I NUMERALS i I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 1. I RIFLE MARKSMAN ANDREW THOMAS McNAMARA IND DISTRICT RHODE ISLAND CRANSTON, RHOnn ISLAND ' ' ICTURE vourself as stepping into a certain room in the 6th Division on a quiet day. You start up the ' ic. or you shun a locker door or otherwise make a noise and the sweetest and most penetratint; remarks sally forth from the upper hunk in the alcove nearest the hall. ' Tis only Mac beg- ging vou guilty or otherwise — to cease hring and allow a man to , r - ■ sleep. With a white heard and a head of hair to match he would make a modern Rip Van Winkle. Athletics or fiction are about the only things that keep Andrew interested. If hockey is mentioned you can see his ears snap to attention — after an hour or two of monologue you are sorry you ever mentioned it. Baseball is another of his favorite stimulants and the sport page of the daily paper is his favorite fiction. But one must " eat and sleep his profession " if he is to succeed, and when a minor and major " A " come as a reward for the ipplic ition, one cannot ' A " come as a reward help but praise the lucky individual. Mac ' s sunny disposition and splendid personality makes him feel at home anywhere except in the Academic Buildings. But that is the least of his worries. Too much worry might bring on more application to his books and that would be desertion. Yes, for Mac is a pledged life long member of the Goats, that famous body of men who form the rearguard during the advance of each class and protect the main body from harass- ings of the Academic Department. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I BASEBALL 3 2. I A XI HOCKEY 4 3 2. I A 2. I SOCCER 2. CATHOLIC SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 3 2. I CATHOLIC CHOIR 43X1 ROD AND GUN CLUB I BASEBALL SUMMER CAMP 3 I GOAT ENGINEER GAME MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN 2-2-3 PAUL ELLIOTT MacLAUGHLIN SENATORIAL MASSACHUSETTS GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS I GLANCE at the face pictured here will not fail to convince o ne that here is an exceptional character. As anchor man of the class, Spud is a marked figure. The four years that he has spent here have not been entirely pleasant. Always a goat, many times turned out, — he has never given up the struggle to stay here. When others gave up, Mac kept fighting, and when Foundation had passed, he stayed. His usual time for taps during the Writs was at one A. M. and reveille for him went at five. Any man, who can, and will, work that hard, deserves to stay. As a booster of the morale of G Company, Spud shines. His laboriously acquired poop sheets have smoothed the way for many goats, and his grinds have always helped to make life a little less dull. During his worst periods when only one or two tenths were between Foundation and him, he has never once lost his sense of humor or become disheartened. And at Graduation when the cheer goes up as the last man gets his diploma, it won ' t he a cheer because it is all over; it will be for a man who really deserves to graduate. COLOR LINE 3 GOAT ENGINEER GAME 2. RIFLE MARKSMAN MACHINE GUN EXPERT 2.24 FRANK RUDOLPH MAERDIAN SENATORIAL MONTANA PULSON, MONTANA BIOGRAPHY should naturally he the storv of one ' s life, hut to give an account of Bill ' s manv and varied experiences in two hundred words is impossihle. He came originallv from Montana, after four years on horsehack and free life of the wide open spaces, hut now he wonders which ranks first, the East or the West. No matter which he chooses ii-_ " _ " - " there is always " The Girl He Left Behind. " His linal choice may be from the North or South hut we refuse to make an ' coniectures. When Bill entered West Point his chosen branch was the Cavalry but m the course of four years within these gray walls some long arm of fate intervened and so changed his mind that the Air Service is now the chosen branch with the Field a close second. If he goes to the Field, that branch is getting one of the class ' s finest horsemen and one who would rather work with horses and guns than hop in Cullum. Three hard years on the Polo squad testify to that. Maerdian has always been quiet, unassuming and willing at the Academy. We all wish we might have the chance to serve with him not onlv for the first tour but every tour thereafter. CORPORAL L SERGEANT 1 POLO I 1 RIFLE MARKSMAN 2-2-5 CLAYTON J. MANSFIELD IND DISTRICT NEW JERSEY ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY I ' HIS is our Sniddlefritz. Rumor reports that his sterling qualities were developed, from the age of six, on rewards of beer and pretzels. Per- haps that explains the jump which he possesses on most of us in mili- tary qualities. Inconspicuously, he has always done his work around here correctly and has gained a reputation as a good soldier and as a i_ii_ i_ reliable man. In addition to his soldierliness, Clayt possesses various social attractions. He has a penchant for the promiscuous singing of songs, especially on days after hop nights. He works hard at his musical hobby, and soon will have mastered all points of it except abilitv to sing. No mere observer may presume, however, to approach him empty handed and request a song; but gifts of Lincoln pennies will start Clayt off into the threnodies. Clayt is also a mechanical genius. He has tentative patents drawn up for three varieties of perpetual motion, and for one fool-proof method of drenching entrants of rooms from water basins placed above the transom. Now he is planning a new type of all metal airship — in fact, the aviation is his preferred branch of service. So presently we ' ll see our Sniddlefritz with wings on his collar — as successful and as well-liked in the Air Service as he was here. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I PENTATHLON SQUAD 1 I MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 2.16 { EDWARD MURPHY MARK.HAM,Jr. 1ST DISTRICT MICHIOAN DETROIT, MICHIOAN JJJUJJJl ' URPHY rarelv missed the meetings of the clan — formal or informal. His ll vl| brand of comradeship seemed to he a necessarv element in the loosening |■ 11 of idea and thought — the forming of friendships through appreciation IP JI of character. From the time of plebe gripe-fests until the realization of . H HB • First Class dreams, Murphv alvvavs sat in on those informal, extempo- ' - _ -_ raneous sessions of moralizing and philosophizing which are among the foremost elements of real university life. Men of thought — of ideas — of definite attitudes and aim — in short, brilliant men of solid parts — are most valuable to one hundred less fortunately endowed fellowmen in their direct associa- tions with the latter. Moreover, Ed has continuallv rendered real and material aid to many classmates not as favorably regarded in the all-seeing eyes of the Academic Board. This work, purely informal and voluntary, has won for him our esteem — our friendship he long before had gained. We can only hope that his sacrifice in this respect will not entail loss of assignment to the branch of his choice — the Engineers. In parting after these four years of comradeship we wish to express the fact that he will ever occupy a prominent position in Alma Mater ' s portion of our heart. Associations such as this make college life dear to men — may they and the men who form them have long life. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER } 2. I RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN EQUIPMENT COMMITTEE I 2-2-7 I« STANHOPE BRASFIELD MASON ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD GADSDEN, ALABAMA I " 5555 JTAN is a Southern Gentleman of the Old School . In fact the Old School is F fl I the only kind of school that appeals to him. How well he would fit Hk V I into the picture of a pre-civil war plantation; an old planter reclining f l I in the shade of some stately oak sipping a cooling mint julep. But ■ H M t Father Time was too fast for him so all that remains of the picture is ■ ■■ " ■ " " - ' Stan and the mint julep — less the mint. During the latter months of ' x4 Stan wintered with Messrs. Wilson and Saunders of the famous " Over Shoe Brigade. " His first month was passed in realms of liction, and in the acquisition of 54 demos and countless overshoes. After that he received fewer demos. If Stan doesn ' t become a general it will be because the idea didn ' t appeal, for perse- verance and determination are as natural to him as sleeping. His sense of honor and truth is of the highest, and he keeps his word though it be to his own hindrance. ' erily such a man shall never fall. PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER il8 I II A m 0m0mt ELMO STEWART MATHEWS AT LARGE BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA ' N Armv child, horn in Arizona, eJucated hy tlesjrees from Nome to New ' York Citv— and linallv hemg appointed from California, Elmo has all the necessary requirements of the true " Native Son. " Living, as he did, v ' ithin speaking distance of Helen Wills when she was on the road to fame, it is natural that Saint should have a permanent place in every tennis match. Despite his terrible aim with a title, he can place a tennis ball unerringlv in anv corner from anv angle. Entering the Point as orie of the infants of his class he has none the less consistently defeated the academic department ' s endeavors to make him grow up, and still possesses the happy-go-lucky, irresponsible verve that made him so attractive then. Blessed— or cursed— with a never failing curiosity about life and its purposes, Saint has evolved a dim but definite philosophy ' of his own. He believes in absolute natural- ness in everv form— hates all sham and false convention- and, consequently is a hard man for the average cadet to understand. The simple, natural things are often most difficult to comprehend when one is searching for profundity. His subtle humor and quiet irony have removed as many combatants from scenes of oral strife as his unfailing good humor has brought friends to his side. SERGEANT I SUMMER CAMP TENNIS TENNIS 3 2. I MINOR " a ' 3 1 CHOIR 4311 ZZ9 WILLIAM JOSEPH MATTESON 3 1ST DISTRICT NEW YORK SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA ' HEW! A lustv exclamation in a powerful base voice announces " Gatto Jack, " our own helilthv son of the backwoods, Tupper Lake to be exact. Backwoods or not. Buck came to West Point and taught the city slickers a thing or two. He is an accomplished man — poker player, golf expert, steam fitter extraordinary, a man among women, and a scholar of parts for all that. If Buck had a more highly developed academic penchant, he would be wearing stars, but he finds more in- terest in trying to modernize the kaydet uniform. His methods are peculiarly his own, starting with gray pajamas and black stripes for reveille wear, he progressed through all stages of gym trou and bedroom slippers, to arrive finally at a lapel collar for dress coats, and a semi English cap without moral support of any kind. Samples are always on exhibit. Buck is a congenial soul and a good playmate. Rainy afternoons find his room filled with men gathered there for the usual B.S., bridge, and smoking with Bill holding the position of interlocutor. Wherever he goes the army will find itself awakened from stupor and whirled into the cyclone of social energy. ACTING CORPORAL 3 SERGEANT I BOXING 4 ELECTION COMMITTEE 3 2. I EQUIPMENT COMMITTEE I 30 CHURCH MYALL MATTHEW ' S 9TH DISTRICT KENTUCKY MAYSVILLE, KENTUCKY ON Cassius has a lean and hungry look; he thinks too much. Such men are dangerous. " And Church is dangerous— to hypocrites; he is a posi- tive menace— to champions of the outworn, worm-eaten traditions. He is an arch-fiend— to intellectual highbinders and peddlers of prudery . _i_. and pretense. Unctuous demagogues— slap not his back! Febrile fe- " " " " " ' males— weep not on his coat sleeve, for indeed it will avail you little. Thus Matthews; he wears no Elk ' s tooth, he flaunts no mystic sym- bols he never lunches at the Algonquin. He most emphatically does not believe that Moses, Joshua, or George Washington was the first Rotarian. His is a gentleman s code but he holds nothmg too sacred to be bevond investigation. He loves Kentucky and shaves with a straight edge razor. His demeanor is Oxonian and his pen inspired. He entered the University of Kentucky to pursue a course in law— and remained to study the social conditions of Phi Delta Theta. He left college to work m Penn- sylvania as a pipe-litter ' s assistant, tower man, and concrete inspector— and ended by coming to West Point. On Furlough, he shipped as a deck hand for France— and his ship was rammed by another on the first night at sea. On Graduation, he plans to sail on a South American boat— but with such a past, who can judge of the future? CORPOR.AL 2. FIRST SERGEANT I B. TTALION SERGEANT MAJOR I A.B. ASSISTANT MAN- AGER TENNIS 2. MANAGER TENNIS I BIOGRAPHY EDITOR HOWITZER I ASSOCIATE EDITOR POINTER I HUNDREDTH NIGHT CAST 2. SECRETARY DIALECTIC SOCIETY I ROD AND GUN CLUB CADET CHOIR 4 } COLOR LINE COMMITTEE I CAMP ILLUMI- NATION COMMITTEE I RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN 131 ALFRED ROCKWOOD MAXWELL 8th district CALIFORNIA PASADENA, CALIFORNIA J HE cavalier is not dead for he lives again in Fred. A ready smile, handsome in its debonair stages, and congenial throughout all the various moods that it depicts, and Fred has won his wav into the hearts of his fellow men. Nor does one need to confine his attentions to the men to observe the admiration that he is accorded. Esthetic in taste, he has long been a follower of Khayyam ' s philosophy. " Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow " — who knows, so why worry? Eat? — he is an epicure, a lover of good dishes, with intimate knowledge of the best restaurants, and the particu- lar hors d ' oeuvre of each. Drink? Merry? — no party is complete without his smile, his scintillating wit and ironical satire. Yet Fred is only partly the social man. Quiet, of undisturbable equanimity, somewhat of a dreamer, he is happier bv him- self tinkering with some hobby. A reserved thinker, one finds him wherever men of keen intellect are found, taking part in the deepest discussions, never losing track of the true meaning and generally offering the solution finally accepted. The Roval Road will always be his, never taking the common path, but striking out for himself and emerging with experiences and adventures that make him at once the envy and pride of his classmates. CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I B.A. A.B. PISTOL 3 2. I PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE EXPERT 2.31 OREN RANALD MEACHAM SENATORIAL COLORADO SALIDA, COLORADO J JJ JNE at a time, j irls; there ' s room for everybody in the heart ot this cheer- I 1 fill (though ' Titian-locked) young man. Troubles may come and blow I I P 1 1 their worst, but the captivating insouciance of our Eric is never ruffled. I 1 Wc hope that some day this son of Colorado ' s sandy soil turns toward . MBHM • the law, for he has ability with arguments couched in irrefutable logic. - - Two minutes, and one feels sad for the upstart who dares to oppose him, be it on the wrestling mat or in the class room. Perhaps this will pall, but he still can turn to his favorite hobby, mechanics, for a career. A knife and a spool of thread, and this gent leman has a contraption for tuning pianos, complete except for a patent. It is impossible to attempt to give in a few dull words a true picture of Meach, for there are so many virtues that it seems unfair to have them cornered up in one person. Surelv if success ' can be earned, a cheerful smile, a ready wit, an ability to hang on through anv adversitv, and a fine personality will produce it. He has the makings of an excellent officer (and, may we add, a capable husband). A gentleman and a scholar, here ' s the best of luck from the many friends that you are leaving behind you. CLEAN SLEEVE FOOTBALL 4 PISTOL 2. WRESTLING 4 3 11 PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 2-33 ARTHUR WILLIAM MEEHAN SENATORIAL INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA [ FTER a carefree life as a youth, in which only High School and College presented anv difficulties, Art decided to tackle another proposition. Accordingly he reported to his fate and signed his life away with the class of 1918. From his first " No excuse. Sir, " as a plebe to his last command as a cadet lieutenant. Art has steadily gained in popularity with his class. To see him, prompted a desire to know him, and to know him was an inspiration to friendship. For four years he has demonstrated his merit as a friend, his social graces, his sportsmanship, and his ath- letic prowess. His hobbies are Boodle, British Science, and the Air Service. Mitchell Field fully convinced him that high ambitions must soar in airplanes. His proficiency in B.S. has almost convinced us of the same. How a man can consume so much boodle and yet retain his figure remains a mystery. We wish for you, Art, wings, success, and luck. With our wishes goes the assurance that you have the friendship of every classmate. " What more may be said of a man than that his life is ruled hv the dictates of true friendship? " CORPORAL Z FIRST SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I rOOTDALL 3 2. I BASEBALL 4 WRESTLING 4 3 2. I CAPTAIN I INDOOR MEET 3 1 HOP MANAGER RIFLE MARKSMAN 34 w JOSEPH ANTHONY MICHELA MINNESOTA NATIONAL GUARD DULUTH, MINNESOTA ' ' QUARENESS— that is the dominant trait of Jtie ' s character. It impresses ' voLi the lirst time vou see him— the longer you know him, the more convincing that impression becomes. His is a character which sees clear cut black ' and white with no twilight shadows in between— it is the rock foundation which makes his friendship valuable. Joe is not one of — those who habituallv open the doors of Cullum, every Saturday evening; vou are more apt to ' find him at a movie or a bridge table. And yet he has been known to drag, - for dragging ' s sake alone without the lure of the [eed hop So although his affections are still unconcentrated— although he still sees the chapel in ' an impersonal light, and never attempts weird mathematics with a second lieu- tenant ' s pav; vet we dare not accuse him of a real hatred of the enamelled sex. And we do know that he loves horses (not that there is any connection). Toe ' s pipe dreams sooner or later alwavs drift to a vision of crossed cannon— and from what we ' ve told vou, vou ' U know that means the Field. We hope he makes it— and we know his chosen branch will receive a real addition— a man. ACTING CORPORAL ] CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I PISTOL EXPERT RirLE SHARPSHOOTER 2-35 RICHARD RALPH MIDDLEBROOKS 1ST DISTRICT OREGON PORTLAND, OREGON I IRST take six lean feet of sleeping tornado, add a winning grin, a freckle or two, a pair of number eight shoes, and an avid desire for wings, shake well — and meet M. D. Once having met him you will never forget him. Well do we remember that occasion when he slipped on some snow on the hall stairs and took ten minutes off to discuss thor- oughly and accurately the ancestry of the man who put it there. The whole division heard and marveled. Being equipped with such an excellent vocabulary, he is very handy with horses; training remounts is one of his avocations. He plays polo, soccer, golf, tennis, bridge, and draws apt illustrations for hop cards. He is equipped with an unfailing generosity, a sublime optimism, and an unquenchable desire to receive letters. He is always willing to lecture on " ' The Evils of Losing Christmas Leave ot Parts Thereof. " He detests academic work in general and Law in particular. He studies only when he cannot hnd something more interesting to do — which is rarely. He enjoys consuming food from home, sleeping and dreamily contemplating the future. He will always hoist one in memory of Benny Havens. Bad habits? Find out for yourself; we shan ' t give him away. All in all, a man whom it is a privilege to count a friend. SERGEANT I SOCCER 3 TRACK i HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 2. I PISTOL AND RIFLE MARKSMAN X36 JOHN STEWART MILLS 9TH DISTRICT WISCONSIN APPLETON, WISCONSIN ' JIVE even- man thv ear, but few thy voice " — Tis Hamlet who speaks and Jack who ohevs. The latter, since we have known him, has gen- erall ' v, generally we say, spoken when spoken to, and we are led to believe that it isn ' t stupidity but rather a touch of sagacity which causes this. Enough that it has carried him right along through his _ _ - four vears at the Academy. Activities? — he has many. He has played four vears of varsity basketball and captained the team during a last successful season. He was on the baseball squad for two seasons and the lacrosse squad for two more. He has been a class officer ever since we have had class officers. For three vears he uttered a mean treble in the chapel choir. ' ersatility, thy name is Mills— J. S. He is frequentlv found at hops and if not there, then found asleep. Morpheus and he are bosom friends and act alike except that Morpheus is sometimes awake. To know him has been a pleasure, and to know him intimatel - has been a privilege. CORPOR.AL 2. LIEUTENANT I BASEBALL 4 5 BASKETBALL 4 5 1 I C. PTAIN I CHOIR 4 3 2- I CLASS TREASURER 3 CLASS SECRETARY 1 I HOP MAN. ' VGER 3 BOARD OF GOVERNORS I 2-37 PAUL JONES MITCHELL AT LARGE CATLETT, VIRGINIA ETER was horn in Saginaw, Michigan, hut has steered clear of that Po- dunk ever since. He just missed the " Gay Nineties " bv two years but in spite of that fact, he has lots of tricks in his bag especially with the femmes. Originating in the Cavalry, he has been, and seen about every place and everything of any account. His travels have taken him around the world and his many trades and occupations range from lumber jack to soda dispenser. This var ied experience has developed a verv interesting personality. And, strangely, enough, such jobs as lumber jack and sea- man in the Merchant Marine have in no way prevented his attaining great skill as a " hopoid. " Mitch is a long-termer at the Academy. Starting with the Class of ' 2.7, he was over- taken in his military career by the Class of ' 2.8 after an unsuccessful bout with the French Department back in Plebe days. The academic departments have always man- aged to keep him from becoming too self-confident bv insisting that he stay " pro " in French and by an occasional " gig " for taking too much liberty with the conven- tional spelling rules. Unless written estimates ot the situation, and held orders are required in the next war, Peter may some day be a great general. We wish him happiness and success in his career. PRIVATE 54311 POLO 3 X I GYM 4 VICE-PRESIDENT ROD AND GUN CLUB I HOP MANAGER 4 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RlfLE MARKSMAN A.B. 138 HAMPDEN EUGENE MONTGOMERY, Jr. 6th district south CAROLINA KINGSTREE, SOUTH CAROLINA -— •QNTY has been one of the most cheerful inemhers of ' i8 and everyone TCHTII knows him as the little hov with the his; smile. A good word for every- l r 11 one is his motto. But those who have lived with him know that he has PV 1 1 a verv interesting and serious side also. Consequentlv they have never j " 2 J " . failed to confide in him and ask his advice on any question. He had an — ;■ ■ A.B. decree before he came here and therefore has had little trouble " with his studies. He is also the onlv man who was ever turned out for an exam and did not take it. That is typical of him, he alwavs has a final say in things and it is usually right. Montv although not a star, has been a consistent member of football, wrestling and baseball squads. He has that " old fight " that has turned out so many successful Army teams by the consistent effort of the " B " squad men. Montv for the first two vears, was as fickle as a woman, but he came back from Furlo " almost a married man " as he said. He was right, and although he is a steady man at the hops, he writes that letter every night— and every day he gets one. Some young lady is certainly fortunate. ACTING CORPORAL 5 CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 4 3 L I B.A.SEBLL 4 3 L SUM- MER CAMP LEAGUE 3 I ASSISTANT MANAGER WRESTLING 3 2. MANAGER WRESTLING I HUNDREDTH NIGHT SHOW 4 3 HONOR COMMITTEE 2. I PIST OL EXPERT MACHINE OUN SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE EXPERT WILLIAM THOMAS MOORE rND DISTRICT NORTH CAROLINA KINSTON, NORTH CAROLINA J JJJjJjj °0 matter how blue a man may be, he always feels better after coming in |I E3 I contact with Red. For four years he has spread more than his share of ll l I cheer within these gray walls, and those of us who have spent a great l[ J I deal of our time in his company shudder to think what we would have ■ a MnM missed had we not known him. His laugh is not onlv contagious but , ' " - ' - - musical, as is his voice — he has been a member of the choir since his plebe year and his voice has added much to the Hundredth Night shows. Although Red spends most of his time enjoying life, when he decides to do a job you can rest assured that it will be finished before he quits. He puts as much enthusiasm into his work as into his laughing, and has even been known to study. Red ' s laughter, good looks and common sense are not always wasted on his fellow kaydets, for whenever he feels in the mood to drag, well — femmes seem to appreciate him almost as much as we do. Wherever the Army may lead Red, we have a feeling he will continue to combine work and pleasure — making a success of both, and we know he will alwavs add much to the enjoyment of life for those around him. SUMMER CAMP BASEBALL 3 I CHOIR 4 3 1 I HUNDREDTH NIGHT SHOW L I BOARD OF GOVERNORS FIRST CLASS CLUB RIFLE MARKSMAN 2.40 li I HAROLD F. MORAN I9TH DISTRICT NEW YORK Ni; V YORK, NEW YORK HIS IS a man of parts. He hides his light beneath a bushel but the escap- ing ravs betray him. Like a Jack-OLantern he pops up at the strangest times. One moment he ' s astounding us with the intricacies of Ballet Russe, another he is tackling an " ' M ' Co. white hope " in intramural football. SudJenlv we find him guiding the " Gyrating Grenadiers " - - ' -? into the realms of |azz and the next instant pumping psycho-analysis into some unfortunate who has unwittingly muttered " Maniac. " We chuckle at his wit and retreat under his fire of sarcasm. We suspect him guilty of numerous affairs but we can produce circumstantial evidence only. He has one almost general fault. In all things save duty he prefers to do as he pleases. When " Fifty Star " was the rage, he chose the Rig- ' eda. While others fretted over Foucault and Bernouilli, he absorbed Spinoza and Jung. The cover of his " Tactics and Technique " is teeming with lifelike sketches and mirth provoking cartoons. He never exerts his talents. He applies his propensities. We feel that the . rmv will benefit by his presence. Coast Artillery is the branch and although we ' d like to add " with, " the Prince answers all our queries by a rhetor- ical, " With whom? " And you can ' t get around that. ORCHESTRA 2. I CHOIR 1 I HUNDREDTH NIGHT } L I COLOR LINE 3 I PISTOL AND RIFLE MARKSMAN 2.41 THOMAS JOSEPH MORAN MARYLAND NATIONAL GUARD BALTIMORE, MARYLAND ,T took Tommy some years in a grammar school cadet corps, a session with the Maryland National Guard, and a turn or two in business to con- vince him that the army was the chosen profession. Accordingly he barely beat Father Time in getting in West Point, where he arrived with the rest of the 400. Dominating a typewriter as company clerk - - and a bout or two with P. Echols featured his plebe year. He also put his business ability to work and began rolling in advertisements for the Hou7t:iir with the net results of becoming Advertising Manager in his first class year. Reading and writing letters have kept him busy when he has not been out kill- ing horses at privilege riding. Tom has a winning personality, a cheerful smile, a big heart, and an Irish love for arguing on any subject at any time, with anyone, together with a passion for carrying a five ton kit bag whenever he goes on leave. His temper is quick but transient and reveille always finds him forgetful of last night ' s tiff. Moran is in the same boat with the rest of us when it comes to selecting a branch. He wants the Cayalrv, Air Service, and Field, but ranks the doughboys so will prob- ably wind up with the majority of the Army. We know that his disposition, experience, and ability will make a splendid officer of him and take him to the heights of our military hierarchy. CORPORAL 2. FIRST SERCtEANT 1 HOWITZER 4 3 2. I SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 3 2. I ROD AND GUN CLUB MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN 2.42. JOHN JORDAN MORROW 2.IST DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA OHNNY is quiet anJ good-natured (just a little indifferent), and en- dowed with an unusual personalitv. As a plebe, he was one of the im- mortals, hut as a -earling he surprised us by jumping up into the En- gineers. Since then he has adorned morethanonefirstsection. He appears to be slow — and maybe a little lazy; but he dispelled all those notions of ours when he made the wrestling team. There is a lot of reserve vitalitv in him, for we, his wives, are alwavs enjoying his playful wags. We aren ' t sure what branch Red is honing. Generally it seems to be the Air Service, and sometimes it is theCavalr -; but we are inclined to believe that he will land in the Coast. Someone has called that the family man ' s branch — and we believe that some little maid has stolen Johnny ' s heart. Johnny is a man who is guided by his principles. Many nights we had wasted the midnight oil in futile discourse, essaying to wean Johnny from his rigid princeps. But sometimes Johnnv is eloquent, and then though vanquished he can argue still. Johnnv is the best of fellows — an ideal roommate, and a promising soldier. And if we long for the scenes of the good old davs, when we are gray haired and retired, Johnnv will alwavs be the central figure in the picture of our longing. SERGEANT I WRESTLING 3 2. 1 S.MALL " a 1 INDOOR MEET 3 1 HONOR COM- MITTEE I RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 2-43 POWHATAN MONCURE MORTON SENATORIAL VIRGINIA ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA HE above picture represents Mort — " The Great Cadet Morton, " — as he himself so humblv puts it. A careful study of this portrait with the curly black hair, black eyes, white gloves, and tarnished B-plate reveals a personality that attracts girls, gigs, horses, and other magnetic sub- stances. Mort ' s military career began at the early age of one, when he JJJSSm refused to feed and groom his hobby-horse before he himself had put on the nose-bag. Four years have proven to us that his inherent de- sire to be a soldier has given us a comrade-in-arms of whom we are justly proud. He has that quality of being quiet by nature without the loss of conversational ability, and a nobleness of spirit, and cleanliness of thought and speech, that elevates his associates without giving the impression of aloofness. His sportsmanship and spirit of fair play is our constant envy. Although at times he undergoes a period of discouragement, his perseverance always sees him through, and his well-known smile soon reappears. In a few words, he is the tvpe of ' irginia gentleman that one admires, knows in- timately, and still loves. With Robert E. Lee as an ideal, and with his own devotion to duty, his success in the Army is as assured as the place he now occupies in our hearts. POLO 311 RIFLE MARKSMAN MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN 2.44 «l TITO G. MOSCATELLI 8th district MINNESOTA EVELETH, MINNESOTA H ' " !ORN in the city of Caesars, Tito inherited all the intense virility, the I love of action, and the pugnacity that made the Roman Legions mas- I ters of the world. This would explain his exodus to Eveleth, in cold I and stormv Minnesota, and his final wind-up in the Corps of Cadets. . wm m t The call of adventure and action, the pathway of swords was too strong Z-f- ' ' - ' to be neglected. For all his pugnacious disposition — he is always wrestling someone — Tito is the soul of hospitality and gentleness. His bone-cracking embraces and furious charges are merely the natural outlet for an inex- haustible supplv of animal spirits. He is as simple and unalFected as all gentlemen should be, and most of them are not. Even the torments of yearling math — and Tito was a goat among goats — were not enough to make him lose his sense of the ridicu- lous, or to destroy his ability to laugh at the world — himself included. Tito captains the Hockey team, and his whirlwind play, his ability to take all sorts of mischance with a smile has endeared him to all sportsmen. Tito, courageous, bearlike, kindly, and humorous, we cannot forget you, and we wish you all success. SERGEANT I HOCKEY 4 3 i I CAPTAIN I SMALL " a " 3 2. I MONOGRAM 4 CAMP ILLUMINATION 4 RIFLE EXPERT PISTOL MARKSMAN M5 DWIGHT LEWIS MULKEY OREGON NATIONAL GUARD SALEM, OREGON JWIGHT attended high school in Salem, Oregon, where, besides account- ing for himself verv creditably and working his way, he met a girl who has held the center of the limelight for him ever since. One year at Wilmette University, where he came in contact with the National Guard of Oregon (no mean organization), made a soldier of " Nat. " .-_! _ ' . " He liked the soldiering so well that he took a competitive examination for the Military Academy and here he is. As a Supply Sergeant " Nat " is a wizard. If " I " Co. could convince " Nat " that thev really wanted, say a few extra floors in barracks, the sun would not set until the loth Division looked like the Woolworth Building. This is Dwight Mulkev, as generous as he is efficient, as cheerful as he is conscien- tious. He is as popular with the underclassmen as with his own classmates — that is a tribute which only a West Pointer can appreciate. But his heart is still in Oregon and he dreams of the O.A.O. and the apple blossoms in the spring. However, " Nat " is no dreamer and has buckled down to his job here so well that his ambition of Signal Corps " With " will undouhtedh ' he realized. CORPORAL i SUPPLY SERGEANT I CHOIR 4 COMPANY POINTER REPRESENTATIVE 3 ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER BUGLE NOTES 3 2. BUSINESS MANAGER BUGLE NOTES I PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN 146 iiil GEORGE WARREN MUNDY 7TII DISTRICT GEORGIA CPiDARTOWN, GEORGIA ' p B lROM the hills of north Georgia comes our " Gogus, " with .1 wealth of I FflQ happy-go-luckv disposition and an unforgettable drawl. As a plebe, I I 21 1 he entered with a tuxedo to he sure to make all the hops, yet the rude I JJUI awakening never disturbed his calm, just as the trials of becoming .i»i— . an officer never changed it. George is the friend of the Corps and the _-il " :- " ' -_ " land-mark of " B " Co. For his light-blond hair, good-nature, and never failing humor he has become at " last famous. His past contains college life at Emory Universitv in Atlanta where he was a head-line figure in acquiring honors without a struggle, and where he became the champion all-around, long- distance, social leader. ' Here at West Point, the boy has maintained this reputation and probably glorified it, for he sails through math and phil by diligent application to the Saturday Evening Post. And his social functions here are more varied and more frequent than anv in school. His favorite out-door sport, we might add, is playing football with the ■ ' IV squad. If you really want a thrill, have him tell you some of his latest adventures — anyone will do. As for the future— his success is assured. He will always make a host of friends everywhere and show a surprising amount of energy when the time for it arrives. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 1 FOOTBALL 2. INDOOR MEET 4 3 B.A. A.B. MACHINE GUN EXPERT RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 47 JOHN THOMAS MURTHA.Jr. I 6th district new YORK NEW YORK, NEW YORK ' " ■ " ' EFORE the Great Incarceration of 1914 Jack had a string of broken hearts a I to his record that was a good deal longer than his rosary. He ranked as I Adjutant at De La Salle Military Academy, where he trained for the I great ordeal. The sidewalks of New York knew him well, as did the .aMMHMMi majority of the female population. He boxed, fought and flew — he r " ; ' laughed and sang. Thus Jack climbed that long hill on that memorable July ist and became one of us. Throughout a stiff ' Beast Barracks and a long plebe year, he maintained a carefree attitude. Indifferent to the world and all its cares and worries. But alas and alack, blossoming into Yearlingdom with visions of flying status and a fabulous increase in a Second Lieutenant ' s pay Jack got himself irrevocably enamoured of a little green miniature and a girl from Jersey. He uses six Special Delivery stamps a week — and dreams of Saturday. In his rare lucid intervals he boxes, leads cheers and has a ready Irish smile and a good word for everyone. In summer Camp, he added to Color Lines with his acting, announcing and producing. True to the proverb, the World loves him. To look into his eyes is to wonder " Is Cupid a fiend or a philanthropist? " SERGEANT I BOXING 4 3 2. SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 3 i COLOR LINE COMMITTEE I CHEER LEADER CLASS SEAL COMMITTEE MACHINE GUN EXPERT PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN . SAMUEL LESLIE MYERS NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD WOLCOTT, NEW YORK " JJJJI THE rain poured and the storm vainly spent itself against the window pane I 3 1 as Sam lirst opened his eves upon the unsuspecting world. At least |H H|l present indications lead us to believe that such circumstances would 11 not have been at all inappropriate, as the tempest still rages. He has , a B • cherished a protective instinct from the very beginning and first enlisted • l-T ' ' in the National Guard of his native state. i3ut having an aspiring spirit and hoping for greater things, he decided to aid the national defense. And now as a daring and able horseman he will continue upon this natural bent in the regular Cavalry. Sam " l has not, however, been idle in his spare moments, for he has traveled behind the deal, thus acquiring an expert eve which has claimed considerable prestige for him. And as a bridge and chess player he has often shown his ability, but as a poker plaver, as we have intimated, he shines. In scholastic duties Sam ' l has always demonstrated his ability to grasp and hold with the least possible effort the salient facts. With such a background what can the future hold? This is what worries us least. With a heart that is as big as his whistle, a disposition which is best in a man, and a keen intellect, Sam ' l will surely attain the rank of the noblest. CORPOR. L 1 SERGEANT I RIFLE 1 I INDOOR MEET 4 3 2. I CHESS 4 3 FIELD ARTILLERY EXPERT EXPERT RIFLEMAN MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL MARKSMAN 249 RAMON ANTONIO NADAL PORTO RICO MAYAGUEZ, PORTO RICO I PIC came to us from our little island possession of Porto Rico, where he had spent many months in the National Guard and had learned to like the armv for its glamour, and its uniforms. It has been said that he wore his uniform on furlough hut this is unproven. Before he entered he had perfected his ability to shoot straight, not to flinch, and to hit w3w Mtf! the little black dot. However, he had not learned to speak ingl ' s. His native tongue was Espanol, which he spoke too fluently for argument and us. Whenever he went to camp during his plebe year for parade, the upper classes reveled in testing him in ingles. Such nouns as rat, cat, dog and flag were put to him to spell. He learned very fast and soon they were able to give him the easier verbs to conjugate. Then the sentence was considered. Suffice to say Spic became a confirmed goat. Then suddenlv after furlough as if bv a touch of the magic wand, our Ramon came to his own. He finished Spanish with an average of 2.. 976 plus, a goodly mark. Besides this, he has distinguished himself in other fields. In athletics, he was in his earlv career as a cadet, on the Army Rifle Team and an expert rifleman; later he decided to help the Academy in track, even though he wasn ' t a wonder. Sacrificing his accomplishments in rifle for the good of the Corps, he started with seven feet at the pole vault and now tops the bar at twelve feet plus. Thev need men like Ramon in the Army. SERGEANT I TRACK 3 2. I RIFLE 4 GYMN. SIUM 4 INDOOR MEET 4 MONOGRAM 3 L RIFLE EXPERT PISTOL MARKSMAN 1 2.50 JAMES STEWART NEARV 4TH DISTRICT CONNECTICUT BRinC.HPORT, CONNECTICLT AMES came to us .1 quiet undeveloped lad from Bridgeport, Connecticut, with but little experience with the ways of the weaker sex or with the wavs of the world in general. But today the same development has marked his conduct in the parlor that has marked his entire person; he came to us a bov, he has lived with us, and leaves us, a man. James T ' ' ' " • ' naturallv intelligent student and a good fellow and a wel- come classmate as well. He has always ranked high, he has been a keen participant in all kinds of athletic contests, and has been found in the thick of any rumpus. He knows how to enjoy good times and never fails to help others en|oy them. He IS the possessor of a keen wit, a quick mind, and a supple body. Although Jim ' s disciplinary record has probably been no matter of pride to his family or to his boyhood Sunday School teacher, assuming that he had one; he has not been a listless, indifferent soldier, and has caused the Tactical department no serious trouble or worrv. In return, he has lived his life as a cadet practically unmo- lested by that department, which has a great facility for picking out the drones and radicals, and has left us the memory of a true man and friend. SERGE. NT I RIFLE MARKSM. N PISTOL M. RKSMAN 151 10 RALPH THOMAS NELSON 9TH DISTRICT INDIANA LEBANON, INDIANA 5bIIIJ JEFORE entering the Point, Tommy spent a vear as a Boilermaker. That £• 1 I year at Purdue, he spent investigating the theory of least squares; I 1 I I theoretically, that is, but he was much more practically interested in J2 h| I breaking Indianapolis long-distance records — and there he had great ■jM i i success. But the lure and glamour of the armv was irresistible, and the IJJJJ55S52I hottest July first on record — " the dav our class entered " — found Tom- my exercising his abilities by double-timing from the Cadet Store to the barracks, laden with bedding, mattress, and other impedimenta. Tom has not had plain sailing at the Point — yearling Christmas found him in difficulties with the Academic Department, and ' 2.7 lost a good man, while ' i8 profited by it. Again, just before Furlo, he argued with Colonel Echol ' s long standing ideas of mathematical accuracy, but this time fortune favored him, and Tom is still with us. Tom has weathered many a storm on his five year voyage, and he has always come through smiling — it augurs well for his service career, that his troubles should leave him se rene and unshaken, ready to tackle anvthing new for the zest of the game. CORPORAL L SERGEANT I HOWITZER REPRESENTATIVE I ROD AND GUN CLUB I EXPERT RIFLEMAN II i 1 KENT ELLSWORTH NOURSE 1ST DISTRICT OHIO CIN ' CINXATI, OHIO • ——— ' HEN Jim started on the hard and rocky road to generalship, he knew as 1 7 31 little about the Armv as anv of us; but now he is one of the best in- | formed men in the Corps. Just ask him the name of the best branch of A l the service and of the best Armv post, and his answer will be " The ,■■255! Infantry " and " Fort MissouLi. " Without hesitation he can tell you ■ ■■■r ' T the merits of ail the various branches of the service, and the advantages and disadvantages of the different Army posts. His information is by no means limited to Army matters, and Jim is always needed to help settle an argument. He is always readv with a helping hand; and whether it is to help solve a problem, or to help entertain ' the unexpected extra guest, you can always depend upon Jim to oblige. His good natured, jollv temperament has gained grace for him in the eyes of his week-end companions, but the wiles of the fairer sex have proved of no avail; and the Coast " with " holds no inducement for him. With graduation the Corps loses an esteemed friend, but surrenders him to a greater field for " service in the Armv of the United States. A.B. RIFLE M. RKS.M.AN PISTOL SH. RPSHOOTER 2-55 JOHN COGSWELL OAKES SENATORIAL NE ' W HAMPSHIRE CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA ACK preped at St. Lukes Academy, a school which has sent more than its share to West Point. After a year spent at Yale learning how not to study, Flockle decided to follow in his father ' s footsteps. Early in Plebe year, Cogsv won a place in our affections through his unfailing good nature and his readiness to assist anyone in every way possible. At the , _,- , _| , - ' _ , " same time he excited our envv bv his chest expansion and the wrinkles produced bv pulling in his chin when crawled. The story of Fockle ' s last day in France during furlo is still in the Corps, — the party, his oversleeping and missing the boat, and then hiring an airplane to fly to Cherbourg in order to catch the last steamer which would reach New York by August twenty-eighth. Jack ' s popularity is well attested by the various elective positions which he has held. His only appreciable faults are forgetfulness, and a certain degree of fickleness, if that can be called a fault. These are more than counter-balanced bv his neatness of dress, his good humour, his willingness to help, and his ability to lead and to fill positions of responsibility. Jack ' s choice of branches is the Field and the best wishes of his company and class go with him. CORPORAL i riRST SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I SOCCER 4 2. I FOOTBALL 3 ASSISTANT MANAGER OF HOCKEY Z MANAGER OF HOCKEY I ELECTION COMMITTEE 3 2. I HOP MANAGER 1 I CAMP ILLUMINATION COMMITTEE RIFLE MARKSMAN MACHINE GUN EXPERT 2-54 ROBERT E. OBRIEN PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL GUARD PHII.AnitLPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA F the Irish arc the salt of the earth Pat certainly is a representative crystal. As a squawking infant at the baptismal font Pat received the name of Robert Emmett. A fine name that— but much too dignified and cum- brous when one numbers among one ' s acquaintances so manv friends, and when one so constantlv is ' pledging fellowship anew with those about him. His official nomme de guerre " Pat " was evolved in one of those happv moments of friends and cups. As a second classman Pat crossed the brinv deep and gave Pans, France, the opportunity of making friends or an enemv of him. Results indicated that the population was about evenly divided on the question— with a slight majority of festive boards over alley rings sans gong and referee. Much of his time as a cadet Pat spent at the two occupations he most dearly loves- writing and fiijhting. His hard hand can hold the pen or wear the glove with equal ease. Four seasons he passed in the boxing room and for as many years he has amused us with his Pointer poems and short stories. The Irish do not need good will for happiness, and most certainly Pat does not. A fight or a frolic is equallv welcome to him, Be that as it may— Pat has our good will, and we hope to have his ready wit and facile pen to cheer our Army careers. BOXING 4 3 2- I CATHOLIC CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHOOL } CHOIR 2. I POINTER STAFF t LITERARY EDITOR I INDOOR MEET 3 2. KING OF THE BIRDS PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN 2-55 DESMOND H. O ' CONNELL IIST DISTRICT NEW YORK NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK H " " " " " " J KEY, as a history " P " once remarked, is no Frenchman. His unconquer- I able spirit and keen sense of humor are characteristic of a well-known I race. This spirit is well exemplified bv his woolly black hair, which I has yet to he tamed; his " dis " rank and frequent escapades are sufficient ■ MM ■ proof of that fact. As a plebe the Tactical Department tangled lines J5525SS2 with him and attempted to start him on a new path, but the area served only to make him more cautious. His table drawer is a common receptacle for rags and bones and hanks of hair — not in Kipling ' s assembled form, however, — and all that comes its way. However, constant practice has made him adept at the art of finding the article desired, as his ability to immediately pick out the keenest feinme on CuUum floor well illustrates. Shaving is a nuisance which Okey never undertakes without the use of a styptic pencil, for he is frequently guilty of destroying government property in the living form. But for all of that we like him! Willing partner in any adventure, game sharer in any misfortune, true comforter in time of worry; the big white (?) collar man from Washington Heights has won our hearts; and we hope to be close to him always. SERGEANT I SOCCER 2. SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER } 2. I PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN X56 i EMMETT ODONNELL,Jr. 8th district new YORK BROOKLYN, NEW YORK T was a happv dav for the Army when Emniett ODonnell breezed up from Brooklyn, stormed the heights, and blossomed forth in plebeskins. It was a happv day because in the last four years he has been an im- portant factor in Army athletics, and in the next thirty he will be as important a factor in the machine o( war. With his infectious grin, his wit, and his true spirit of comradeship he immediately chiseled a permanent n iche for himself in the hearts of his classmates. Rosie ' s claim to fame is in his record on the Lacrosse team, where for four years he has per- formed brilliantly at " In home. " In addition, he has filled the job of second string half-back as only a lighting Irishman can. His cultural side isn ' t flown to the world but it is there nevertheless. He appreciates music even to the extent of buying symphony records, and many of his winter after- noons are spent studying the drama. This rosy cheeked Irishman has done a lot to make the lives of those around him fuller and happier. So here ' s to you, Rosie, may your life be long and prosperous, and may there be manv sons to carry on the O ' Donnell tradition. CORPOR. L L SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 4 3 2. I LACROSSE 4 3 2. I " a " 3 1I SWIMMING 4 MONOGRAM 4 INDOOR MEET 4 3 i I ELECTION COMMITTEE 3 2. I HUN- DREDTH NIGHT 4 MACHINE GUN EXPERT PISTOL EXPERT 2-57 RICHARD PERRY O ' KEEFE 3RD DISTRICT MICHIGAN MARSHALL, MICHIGAN HEN Dick first arrived here, after a year at Michigan University, he was an innocent looking little plebe who first incited the envy of all of us by being able to get more wrinkles in his chin with less effort than any man in the class. Little did we think that we had the future terror of Cullum Hall in our midst. Give Dick one hop with your femme and j i ofBjCa; she is gone forever. Fortunately for the Corps, Dick has not limited his activities to Cullum as his activity record below well shows. Ever since plebe year Dick has been one of the most consistent scorers on the swimming team, which he captains this year. And just to prove his versatility he won the base- ball managership competition and is busy proving himself as good a manager as he is a swimmer. However, Dick ' s friends, and I know of none who are not, will forgive him a few mistakes, for his incessant good nature has put us ever in his debt. If the morale is low and he can ' t raise it, no one can. That is one of the many reasons that Dick is popular with all who know him. He is one whom we are proud to have for a friend and a class- mate, and to whom we shall hate to say good-bye in June. CORPORAL 2. SUPPLY SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I SWIMMING 4 3 2. I CAPTAIN I MON- OGRAM 4 MINOR " a " 2. I RELAY RECORD INDOOR MEET 4 3 1 I CLASS NUM- ERALS 4 1 ASSISTANT BASEBALL MANAGER 3 i MANAGER OF BASEBALL I CHOIR 3 1 RIFLE MARKSMAN TIRST CLASS MACHINE GUNNER 58 THAYER STEVENS OLDS IC)TH DISTRICT OHIO WARREN, OHIO •T is Jirticuk to adequately portray Sam in words. Here we have an enigma, indeed. Outward quietness, reserve and dignity form but a background for his real personality. He has a tine sense of humor, a discriminating taste, and captivating grace. Never ruffled nor (lurried, well poised, and easv going; he makes the most out of every situation that arises. Thayer T ' ' T ' T came " to us from Warren determined to add one more to the long list of Ohio ' s presidents. This determination so soon shattered, however, he decided to become " an officer and a gentleman, " He has succeeded admirably. His craving for knowledge and loathing for demerits have placed him well up in class standing. His military eflkiency and attention to details have brought their rewards. But Sam has found time for other things as well. He can quote from Shakespeare, the Bible, and Saturdav Evening Post like a prophet himself. He can fence like Sir Launcelot and plavs a mean game of tennis. Though a lover of women he keenfiles nobody. He rides hard, shoots straight, dances well, and tells the whole world to go straight to-— heaven. What more can one ask? Onward and upward in the air service is Thayer ' s ambition. We wish him loads of success and not too many parachute jumps. CORPORAL -L SERGEANT I FENCING 4 3 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER ' - ' )3 JAMES FRANCIS OLI ' E, Jr. 5TH DISTRICT OHIO CINCINNATI, OHIO AMES himself! Back in the dark ages when plebes hid from predatory upper-chissmen a vouth arrived with, among other things, a grin. Matters were worse when the grin was removed, for in serious intona- tions there came forth with that broke down the sophomoric sternness of the senior members nearby. Bv the time the first year was over traits came out that are still the same. To study only when necessary; to kill, whenever possible, with facetious and subtle remarks; to pursue the ' elusive female to her lair, be it to the hills in May or to the chasms of New York. Some day a mercenary impressionist is going to see — and marvel. We shall lose Jim; only to find him using his mimicry and wily words behind glaring footlights. It will be a loss; no longer would there be a refuge to recover from overwork and blues and gain new faith by seeing the antics of our tormentors caricatured for us. From the quiet of Ohio he came. Now he is one of us. In the days to come we may meet him again; and there will be no change but a bit more of wisdom hidden still behind a talented and contagious smile. CLEAN SLEEVE ELECTION COMMITTEE PISTOL MARKSMAN RITLE SHARPSHOOTER 2.60 ALFRED HENRY PARHAM 8th district GEORGIA ATHENS, GEORGIA • — - — - JOUR ve.irs ago .i bloixl southerner came under the arch and entered West I 3 I Point with four hundred other unsuspecting men. In a few hours after ■ JBI I his entrance, and for that matter, throughout the following year he jH I had to undergo a verv strenuous seige of academic work, phvsical .SSSS! training and the customary fourth class exercises. A trying routine, even for a man with as cheerful a disposition as that of Al. But the worth of a man is marked bv his determination to finish a job once started. In this Al has made a complete success for his lot was hard and he finished it in excellent fashion. In athletics Al featured mainlv on the gymnasium team. However, his ability is not limited to the one activity for he is more an all-around athlete. Courtesy, graciousness in all acts, friendliness, cheerfulness, and loyalty, have made Al many fast friends, and thev will continue to tlock to him as the years go on. Graduation will put Al in the service. To it he will be a credit for a man of his cali- bre is sure to rise; by willingness to do what is right, capacity for work. A big man some day — a man ' r8 will be glad to claim. LIEUTENANT I GYMNASIUM 4 } 2. I CHOIR 4 3 11 LACROSSE 4 3 BOARD OF GOVERNORS EQUIPMENT COMMITTEE f LYNDON GIBSON PEARL I4TH DISTRICT MASSACHUSETTS BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS I row Up in Massachusetts where they speak the King ' s English " — and Kid Pearl is off again, extolling the merits of the home-town dialect. And if you dare to demure, he may go so far as to remind you that the Brah- mins of this good old U. S. of ours have their seat in and around Boston. But a good healthy pride in the home state is something to encourage wmSSSSl rather than to deprecate — and if his " a ' s " are a little flat and his " r ' s " noticeable for their absence — we can overlook that in the interest of his good qualities. Like a true son of West Point, Pearl returned from Furlough badly smitten — in love. It was a full year before he had recovered himself sufficiently to be called normal again. At present he never gives any of the girls more than a passing glance. You may search Cullum Hall in vain for this man, but over at the movies where the femme-less clan gathers, he has his reserved seat and uses it. A perfect type of the New Englander, this Brockton Yankee — slightly reticent, habitually quiet, a lover of books — but he seems to get there just the same. And for all his self-effacing — we like him. CORPORAL 1. SERGEANT I FENCING 4 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 RIFLE MARKSMAN X62. EVERETT DA ENPORT PEDDICORD IND DISTRICT MARYLAND BALTIMORE, MARYLAND H " " J EHOLD the thinker, the philosopher, the man of letters. Picture some- I one with the intent gaze of a Hopkins scientist about to make a dis- I coverv of some new and vital serum, someone with the thought of an I Einst ein crowding through his hrain, someone about to utter words ■jM — . of profound wisdom; and you have Peddv when he is deeplv engrossed " ' ' in some difficult problem in any subject to his fancv. Be it Philosophv, Einstein ' s Theory of Relativity, The Electron Theory, Nathan, Menck- en, or God — he generally succeeds in using the greater part of anv period of his time in discussions which are as encompassing and endless as the meridians of this, our earth. And when not engaged thus, he may generally be found ensconced in his chair, busily engaged in the arduous task of reading, or writing, or sleeping. Peddy possesses a vocabulary which is at once the envy and delight of all who hear him. His greatest delight is to roll some choice phrase on his tongue and then astound everyone with the rh thmic precision and claritv of his statements. " An omnivorous reader, one who hurls his shafts of acrimonious invective like thunder, one who thinks for himself and knows what he wants, H. L. Peddiken! " SERGEANT I HOCKEY 4 5 L I LACROSSE 3 2. TOOTBALL CHARTS 4 3 1 I z63 PAUL D. PEERY gXH DISTRICT NORTH CAROLINA VVOOSTER, OHIO T is difficult to tell about Paul, even as it is difficult to know the real Paul beneath the crust of the efficient soldier. He is well grounded in medicine, a student of literature, poetrv, and music — a romantic, sensi- tive chap — one feels that he should be out in the world using his tal- ents — chasing the beautiful in life instead of chasing glory in the army. _ ' _ ' One word expresses Paul — music — music in his soul, music in his voice, music from his fingers, and music from his pen gladden his world. We all remember the delightful little stories and the beautiful, dreamy, sometimes mystic poems that appeared in the Pointer so often Yearling year. And again, we think of him as pianist on the Plebe orchestra, we live again in the memory of the Color lines when he entertained us with his fine tenor voice and well known ukelele. And in the winter many a small gathering in barracks has broken up in a much more cheer- ful mood after hearing his songs and stones. Then too, he sings in the choir and plays the chimes. The familiar hvmns ringing out every Sunday on the quiet morning air have eased the long hard pull up the hill to Chapel many, many times. And now we part with regret from Paul — the officer — the poet — the musician — the friend and comrade. CORPORAL Z SUPPLY SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I POINTER 5 L 1 PLEBE ORCHESTRA 4 COLOR LINES 4 5 COMPANY HOWITZER REPRESENTATIVE 1 CHAPEL CHIMES RINGER I 7. I CHOIR 4 3 2. I MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN 164 CHARLES R. PINKLERTON 3RD DISTRICT MISSOURI RICHMOND, MISSOURI ' O speak of Pink, is to talk of the man who has more friends than files, and who thinks more of the former than ot the hitter. His ready wit — ■ there is none more original — is known throughout " A " Company as a steady source of smiles and laughter. As a plebe he kept our minds away from thoughts of the trials and tribulations of fourth class year by his never failing optimism. When Pink joins a crowd the atmosphere that he carries with him, permeates the air and makes him a most welco me visitor. As a comrade. Pink has more men read)- to go with him to the last ditch than most of the military leaders of the class. He is one of those seldom-found individuals that holds your friendship and confidence by his dependabilitv and quiet influence. If he tells vou that he will meet vou at the sixth hop, vou can depend upon him to be there. Sturdiness of character and dependabilit} ' of nature are his main traits. These, coupled with an original fresh fund of humor added to his perfect willingness to help anyone out of anv dirticulty, makes Pink one to whom we sav regretfullv, " So long, old man. " SERGEANT I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN i6s II MARION GEORGE POHL 8th district VIRGINIA ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA ■■ " • ARBY didn ' t come to West Point by chance. He saw two brothers go to HI sea, and then one to the Military Academy and another to the Naval I Academy. He went to sea himself, and then, with an air of experienced I wisdom, cast his lot unreservedly with the military service. Since then , , he has been ardentlv military. He has read many military works, and ' T ' ' T ' some dav, it is more than likely, there will be ruffles and flourishes, unless he makes the fatal mistake of dying young — for, in spite of the greatest brilliance in the world, one simply must live a long time to be a general. Darby would never stand out in a crowd; he isn ' t the flashy, noisy, conspicuous type, the backfield star; but is rather the solid, dependable type found at the base of all successful enterprises, the linesman on the winning football team. Those of us who have known him casually, like him because he loves to laugh and to see laughter, because he is universally friendly. Those of us who have known him intimately find him the embodiment of staunch loyalty, all that a man should be; and we admire him greatly for his high ideals that never suffer from any disillusionment. CORPORAL 2. SUPPLY SERGEANT I RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL MARKSMAN l66 l« fcl WILLIAM EXERETT POTTER TH DISTRICT OHIO TOLEDO, OHIO : : WENTY-TWO, twcnt v-three, twenty-four, " Joe ' s knees sagged pen lously as he leaped the six remaining steps of the stairs. McHugh the Musso- lini from Devil ' s Lake and Bearded Terror of the Beast Detail, lifted his eyes from the watch. Instinctively, Joe ' s chest expanded, for hadn ' t he just clipped three seconds off the stair tour record? The most liberal ' - - ' ' " r " I ' l " on the Detail couldn ' t imagine this plehe with so many ups and downs wearing other than the clean sleeve of a First class buck; but when the smoke of battle dispersed above Crow ' s Nest, Joe emerged a Captain fully qualified to exercise his authoritv in executing that basic principle of the old school, " Get ' em voung, treat ' em rough, tell ' em nothing. " That record of twenty-six sec- onds remains intact in spite of the fact that Joe sacrificed a vear of his career in ferret- ing out the plebe who could " Bust my record. " " Treat ' em rough. " It has e ' er been Joe ' s deadlv weapon. Plebes, Femmes, Academ- ics—all have fallen before Joe in the onward and upward march of his career, and nuder Tom jenkin ' s able ti ' itela e he has learned to swap falls with the best of them on the wrestling mat. May he be as successful in his match with the problems of lite! CORPOR.AL i C. PTAm I LIEUTENANT I BUCK I WRESTLING 4 3 2. I RIFLE 2. I ASSISTANT MANAGER 2. MANAGER I CHOIR 4 3 2-1 PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE EXPERT II v vi CARROLL HUSTON PRUNTY 4TH DISTRICT KANSAS WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ! HIS lad grew up in the Fourth Cavalry steeping himself in army traditions. He prepared for West Point at New Mexico Military Institute, from whence he came to us a hard riding trooper. But he soon learned the merits of red comfortables when there were no saddles. Off a horse, Bill reveals the results of learning to walk on a transport. Anchors aweigh, Hev! Hev! For three years we heard him declare that he would be found. Every Saturday his song was something likx this, " They simply threw tenths at me this week but I made a fess this morning. " But there must be some compensation for a man who smokes a moral and virtuous corn cob pipe and so Bill is still with us today. Music is his light love — a banjo, a saxaphone, and two victrolas gather dust in his room when they are not disturbing his neighbors. He goes to the hops to hear the orchestra. To him, femmes are merely calamities which visit the unwary. His greatest passion is the Springfield rifle and his scores show how his affection is returned. Calm, steady, quiet — he is a man whom soldiers will be glad to follow. CHOIR 4 PLEBE COLOR LINE 4 RIFLE SQUAD 4 3 2. I ROD AND GUN CLUB I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE EXPERT 168 l« iil ROGER MAXWELL RAMEY TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD DENTON, TEXAS " •--— " •HEN the Texas National Guard called for volunteers to rehll the di- I ni minishing line at the Military Academy, Cowboy stepped from his horse K l and took the next train for West Point-on-Hudson. And then the trou- A l bles of this vouns; Texan started. After hattlin? with the academic , 52551 department, Cowbov found himself surrounded by " goats " instead of ■ i cows. But his pierseverence and good nature could not be denied as he rode out of everv academic fray a slight victor. Granted that the margin was slim! When Cowbov wasn ' t busy solving the hidden mysteries of math or phil, he was busy intriguing some innocent classmate into one of his numerous pranks. There are few tricks or jokes that he doesn ' t know. Although evervone who comes in contact with this witty and tluent person gains a friend. Cowboy found it difficult to be on sociable terms with the upholders of the regulations. In fact, he has waged manv a furious battle with the Tactical Depart- ment. And each time when the ' dust of battle lifted, Cowboy had lost more days of Christmas leave. However, the Tactical Department and Cowboy have settled their difficulties and Cowboy as a Sergeant is displaying his qualities of a soldier as he did on the Fourth Class beast detail. The Mitchell Field trip decided that the Air Service is the branch for Cowboy. Here ' s wings to vou Cowboy, and may women or elements never clip them. SERGEANT I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN ASSISTANT SECRETARY ROD AND GUN CLUB I 2.69 MONTGOMERY BRECK RAYMOND AT LARGE DENVER, COLORADO ■ J2 " AY ' S plebe habitat was H Co. barracks — but for reasons withheld by the I 11 supreme beings he hiter squatted before an I Co. hearth. Indeed one ■ wM I whole year passed before Ray came to us — the Foreign Legion — but jl since then he has remained loyal and true to F Co. traditions. During , MBa Bi four years we have watched Ray cut the water in the pool. How fast - " " - ' travelled can best be appreciated by reference to records achieved and acclaim received. Ray ' s enjoyment in water is rivalled only by a Deutsche ' s happiness in steins. Tennis ? The tennis racket feels as natural to his hand as does the parting slice of water — and for a doubles match one does not look for a more popular combination than Raymond and Grmstead. You can be certain of good, hard-hitting tennis with sportsmanship throughout. The fame acquired by that tennis combination has been considerably augmented by the same couple ' s activity across the bridge table. Well indeed do we remember reci- tations made after a night at their green-topped table (we are not griping at their most inferior quality but rather at their frequent occurrence). Know then that Ray is a doer, a mingler, and one to be sought after. We wish him our best in life in the service. Our united front will no longer stand but our clique of mind and memory will long include him. ACTING CORPORAL 3 SERGEANT I SWIMMING 4 3 2- I MINOR " a " 3 1 INDOOR MEET 4 3 2. I RIFLE MARKSMAN X70 EDWARD CASSEL REBER 9TH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA N ' OR R ISTOWN , PKNNSY LV ANI A ROM the Ciilni, clean hills of southeastern Pennsvlvania he came, a quiet and a gentle hoy. The rush and drive of West Point life has ma- tured him, taken from him the old bovish spirit and with it his shv diffidence, and replaced it with confidence in himself; but his quiet and his gentleness remain. The contact with a surging mass of men has 1 " brought him poise and knowledge. No whispered words of love, no wild bursts of passion have touched his generous life. No rampant sophomoric atheists have torn his beliefs to tatters. Wisely or unwisely he has left these things for the future. He has lived his life in the present, with no regrets to the past, and a determination to let the problems of the future solve themselves when they present themselves. No worldly wise cosmopolite has changed this unsophisticated nature. No jazz- crazed maiden has brought a taste for hlatent music to replace an urge to hear what the Masters have written. No mumbled curse nor arrogant heckling has altered his devotion to dut -. Onward he goes, steadv and quiet, to ha ppiness and fame. " Far from the madding crowd ' s ignoble strife Their sober wishes never learned to strav; Along the cool sequester ' d vale of life They kept the even tenor of their wav. " BATTALION SERGEANT MAJOR 1 HUNDREDTH NIGHT L I ROD AND GUN CLUB 2-71 ALLEN W. REED 1ST DISTRICT IOWA FAIRFIELD, IOWA IjJJJ JJ EITHER Academics nor Tacs nor various beautiful femmes from ' assar I Kfl I had succeeded in disturbing the cahn trend of Allen ' s existance for l l I three whole years. Two years did he grace the last section of French; EJ I I although he realized that if he ever reached the shores of France, he ■ • would miss some of the best points of foreign travel, he still points to - ' - " ' this with great pride. However one day last summer the halls of the 5th Division resounded with many unmentionable words referring to an act of the Tactical department in making him a sergeant after a perfect three year clean sleeve record. The worst was yet to come. In mid July, Beast Barracks was in- vaded by movie cameras, mirrors, lights, directors, and actors. Allen proceeded to make himself at home in the movie world. Overnight he rose from the insignificant extra to official escort to one of the most charming of the company. The charming damoiselle of the films departed leaving a love-lorn Allen to be consoled only occa- sionally by a brief volume through the air mail from Hollywood. We think of Allen as one of the builders of the Army football team. For four years he has gone forth to sock and get socked in the merciless grind of daily practice. Now after his last season, we see him quietly puffing away on one of his many pipes on a winter afternoon. We have but one thought; " Four years well done. " SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 4 3 2. I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 2. PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN XJZ STEPHEN CLARK REYNOLDS, Jr. SENATORIAL MISSOURI FRONT ROVAL, VIROINIA EXDUBT if Steve has ever stopped to think. Th.it qu.ilit -, I ' ll c.ill it headless enthusiasm, seems uppermost in his nature. For him, life is filled with the joy of living, consequently he lives in the present. Why worry of a future? W ' hv regret anv past action? Sufficient unto the dav is the pleasure thereof. His spirit is irrepressible, his enthusiasm bound- - _ _ less. He IS gallant, ever gracious, I will not say onlv at Cullum Hall, that would be fixing a limit to his sphere. An almost continual con- tagious smile — a ready wit — an anxious desire to please makes him precious among his friends — enemies are unknown. He is well known to all who ever attend the hops but do not let Steve ' s social accomplishments lead you to unwarranted presumptions. Though he mav " love ' em " as the story goes, he also " leaves ' em " and it ' s the cavalrv at the end of his first rain- bow. Women and horses seem equally docile at the approach of this debonair gentle- man of the Corps and, we are proud to say, of our class. CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I SWIM.MING 4 3 1 I GOLF 4 3 1 I INDOOR MEET 4 3 2. I CLASS NUMERALS PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKS.MAN 2-73 THOMAS LYNCH RICH lOTH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA MARIETTA, PENNSYLVANIA OTHERS, turn out your daughters. Tommy Rich is coming home! " His has been a colorful career at the dear old U. S. M. A. College — yes, both colors, blonde and brunette. Fearlessness, intrepidity personified! Made his plebe debut by booting a lordly senior in the — hall, which for plebes in those days, was no mean thing. Hard rock of the highest order, moving spirit of a haven for the " erring first year men, " he maintained the whole of yearling vear at his West Point residence. " Duke " was chief noise among the springtime serenaders in the eternal howls of " Yea Furlough! " And oh, his adventures on furlough! Over the howling main he went to jolly Europe, oh. Hailed in every city that he visited — either a taxi or a bus. London, Brussels, Rome — Caesar himself turned over in his grave when Rich strode through the Imperial Citv. And in Paris — oh, he was well up there too — almost every night. Congenial? W ' hv the word itself came into being just to describe him. Oh, yes, he boils over often with fun. Four years of Uncle Sam ' s hardest discipline, and he is still full of it, the kind of fun that makes you glad that he ' s around. Now as he plunges out into an Army career we know that " When better troops are trained. Rich is the man to train them. " CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I CHOlR 4 3 1 1 ROD AND GUN CLUB I MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN 2-74 l» THEODORE SCOTT RIGGS AT LARGE lORT BLISS, TEXAS ' , T must be a terrible trial to be so hivev. Bob Tavlor used to sav that he would gaze up from his drudgerv to see through studv befogged e ' es, Riggs across the hall reclining on the back of his neck, feet propped high, boning liction in a pleasant cloud of skag smoke. Such things are hell on the morale. But we forgive him on the grounds that where- - _ ' ' as he didn ' t study for himself, he studied for a dozen men. No end of us have just claim for a passing name in the activities and athletics of the Corps, but very few hold the undying gratitude of their classmates. Riggs is respon- sible for the graduation of no mere handful, as those who attended his evening classes can testify. And an added star in his crown is the fact that he sacrificed stars on his collar to drag his proteges along. Never think we forget these things. From " Queen of the Mav " to Batt Adjutant is some jump, I can tell vou; but then, the bov always was the whole show in one wav or another. And it was no surprise to us that when, after two vears, the T. D. discovered him thev put him where people could see that there was at least one . rmv Child that belied the prevalent mvth. CORPORAL 1 LIEUTENANT . ND BATTALION ADJUTA.NT I BO.XING 3 2. I MAN. GER I MONOGRA.M I I.N ' DOOR MEET 5 1 STARS 4 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OP HOWITZER I CLASS OFFICER 3 RIFLE MARKS.MAN 2-75 LESLIE G. ROSS IND DISTRICT MASSACHUSETTS VVHATELY, MASSACHUSETTS ES was one of those unfortunates who did not know West Point before he entered the Academy. Needless to sav he paid dearlv. In the days when Fourth Classmen were plebes he recei xd more than his share of worries and scares but he always managed to pull through successfully. In one respect Les differs from most cadets. Femmes have never played an " ' ' important role in the life of this excessively shy and retiring man. He finds De Maupassant or the Cosmo far more enticing than a silvery moon. Probably it is due to his Scotch wariness that he has successfully evaded schem- ing matrons so far. The out-of-doors has always had a calling for Les. Whenever spare time permitted, he found tennis or a walk in the hills sources of real pleasure. In his four years with us Les proved himself a consistent and diligent worker. He has always stood high with the academic departments, but more important, he has stood high with his classmates. In truth his cheerful and optimistic nature combined with a likeable personality has won him many true friends. Les prefers the field where he is sure to ride. Any outfit that Les may join will not only get a soldier and gentleman but a man whose good breeding will make him a fine person to have for a friend. SERGEANT 1 RIFLE MARKSMAN Z76 JOHN ALEXANDER SAMFORD SENATORIAL NEW MEXICO LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO ' ;UIET, level-headeJ, a hard-worker, is our Sammy. Though he never says anything out of the way to a stranger, he loves his argument and his bit of sarcasm more than most hiwyers. He is always ready to debate on any subject and always has a well-formed opinion from his store of general information which he has garnered in wide, varied reading. Sammv ' s main purpose in life is to avoid becoming bored and he is not afraid to work to accomplish this. As a result he is nearly always to be found doing something for someone else — rarely for himself. Because of this capacity for work, he has been elected to nearly every committee, desirable or undesirable, that has been brought up. He handles a pistol as all westerners should; although we have never timed him on the draw, we would hate to have him gunning for us. He is the best pistol shot the Academy has ever had and holds all our records for high score. In spite of the fact that John ' s days have been fairly well filled here, he has always found time to enjoy life with the rest of us. He is one of the few men who have never been to a hop. He is a leader and great things are expected of him as an officer. CORPORAL 2. FIRST SERGEANT I CAPTAIN I HONOR COMMITTEE 3 i I ELECTION COMMITTEE 3 2. I PISTOL 3 2. I CHOIR 4 3 2-1 PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE EXPERT 2-77 WILLIAM C. SAMS, Jr. 5TH DISTRICT MISSISSIPPI MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI ' jJSJSJi " ' E have not been able to decide which element phiys the most important l 7« role in Sambo ' s life, talent or luck. He is invariably to be found leisurely 1 devouring the contents of the latest Saturday Evening Post during the I A E first part of the study period every night and peacefully sleeping during ■jSSBS ■ the last part. After a hurried survey of the next day ' s assignment, he aSSSmS decides he knows absolutely nothing about it, and then he manages to be disgustingly proficient on that day ' s recitation. He is a veteran of many encounters with the " Tactical Department, but he never fails to come out safely before every football trip or leave. What appears to be a very serious offense, after his explanation has been submitted, develops into a trifling incident scarcely worthy of consideration. Sambo has a carefree, easy going disposition, and his complete f ree- dom from all forms of worry have attracted the admiration of all who come in contact with him. These characteristics were evidently developed at " Ole Miss, " where he once, more or less seriously, entertained the idea of becoming a lawyer. The influence of the year he spent there has so profoundly affected him that it has followed him during his entire course of preparation for the Army. From the evidence of his career as a Cadet, his ability to make and keep friends, and his active interest in any duty assigned him, we predict inevitable success for him in whatever branch of the service he may select. BOXING 2. RIFLE MARKSMAN 178 PAUL L. SANDERS MINNESOTA NATIONAL GUARD MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA BANE Swede from Minnesota " is Parson ' s favorite tune, but one glance at his placid Scotch countenance will leave no illusions about that. From Minnesota, to be sure — and from a crack squad in the National Guard— a gold medal resting peacefully in the trunk room testifies to this. In fact, after the popular manner we might entitle this " Making His Way, or From a Private in the National Guard to Supply Sergeant ' " ' at West ' Point. " Paul is one of those brilliant few who hover near the head of the class— indication enough that his branch of service will be to his liking. Advance rumors place that preference as the Air Service, and a striking similarity between the destinations designated on all his week-end leave permitswould indicate Air Service " With. " Such bei ' ng the case we may expect to see him some day putting one wing down a chimney and banking over some little red-tiled cottage and waving frantically — this as part of his early morning routine. This above all should be said of him— that if, as we feel certain he will, he shows the same extensive application to his duties, the same spoony appearance, and the same friendliness in the service that he has shown here, there lies before him a very happy and successful career. CORPORAL 2. SUPPLY SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I CHESS 4 3 PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER 2-79 II La VERNE GEORGE SAUNDERS 3 6th district PENNSYLVANIA ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA • 55 " J HEN Blondv joined as he had already seen much of life. Because of this I Y2 I ' ' " ' ' ' ' ' ' " ' " ' " S his stay here, to think clearly and to view all T l problems with unwarped vision. He is probably known best for his k l jovial good humor and his ready wit. A true Irishman, George could niSSSm • liven any gathering whether it be a section going to drill in a truck, or " ' " ' ' T the football team in " The Big City " after the Navy Game. He has always been possessed, however, of that happy faculty of knowing just when to become sedate and tranquil. Pope is either the height of decorum or the noisiest of banterers as the occasion demands. Among his accomplishments before coming to West Point was to graduate from South Dakota University and to Captain the Football Team of that school in his senior year. Among his accomplishments since coming to West Point have been to be an important member of the Army Line for four years, and to become, from his second vear on, one of the best men on the Lacrosse Team after having never seen the garne played before he entered the Academy. Not only to athletics, but to everything in which he engages, Blondy gives all he has. Here, indeed, is a man if ever we met one. SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 4 3 1 1 " a " 43 1I BOXING 4 BASEBALL 4 LACROSSE 3 i I " a " 3 i I INDOOR MEET 4 3 2. I NUMERALS 4 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN i8o I . JOHN ARCHIBALD SAWYER l8tU district new YORK ALBANY, NEW YORK •EW conceptions of life embrace the simplicity, comprehensiveness, and unrestrictin ; application to the modern day as does the original phi- losophy realized hvjohn Sawyer. Following this serious trend of thought at the time he received his appointment to the Military Academy, John settled his love affairs early. He made and has fulfilled promises of a _ miniature of which he had read while an aspirant for West Point. Being engaged for four years is surely proof of true love — so after Graduation comes John ' s " life " of exalted happiness. " Vith all of this and two years of military training behind him, John entered Plebedom a more mature man than most of us were. He was nt)t one to sit back and take things easy, but one to take advantage of opportunities offered by virtue of his experience. Athletics, academic work, and friendships interested Jack from the very beginning. Minor " A " in twosports, chevrons on his sleeve at three different times, and friendships galore are evidence of his success and enjoyable four years. To be his acquaintance is indeed a pleasure, but to be his friend is a worthy treasure. A man, he is, with the finest moral and cultural qualities desired. i 0mg ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I HOCKEY 4 3 2. I SOCCER 3 i I CLASS PIN COMMITTEE 4 CHOIR 4 3 2-1 RIFLE EXPERT PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER MADISON CLINTON SCHEPPS I5TH DISTRICT NEW YORK BROOKLYN, NEW YORK ANK! Wank! Maddv ' s here with the old hara-hara! Of course you know " Maddy " — the Paul Poiret of West Point fads! Such creative instinct as his stands out like a pair of bedroom slippers at an eight o ' clock reveille. His slogans and epigrams have travelled from one end of the world to the Batt. Board. For instance, who among you fail to recog- • nize, " Get your nosebag here. They look like chicken, they taste like chicken, and thev are chicken? " or " Don ' t be a hoimit because of a goil! " When we ' ve been Class B ' d, the medico whispers " twins " and we lose a Navy game, we hope and pray that Maddy will be in the vicinity. For one cannot remain in the doldrums when a host of merry gags start pulling on the mouth-corners. But if he has a humorous vein, he also has a few hardened arteries. A task requiring conscientious application never finds Maddy wanting. In the presence of the " disturb- ing sex " he is the very soul of dignity and polish. He is an exponent of science in ath- letics, enjoys Gilbert K. Chesterton and James Branch Cabell and takes his bridge seriously. The odds are in favor of his success. To the trivial he gives triviality — to the val- uable, full value. " Similia similibus curantur. " He prefers the Infantrv and blondes. Look, girls! You may hold the lucky number! BASEB. LL 4311 FOOTB. LL 4 3 BASKETBALL 4 CAPTAIN CAMP CHAMPIONSHIP BASE- BALL I COACH 4TH CLASS BASEBALL } I TIELD ARTILLERY EXPERT RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 182. 1, t A. W. SCHERMACHER OREGON NATIONAL GUARD SALEM, OREGON I ' m mm [US is our company husky — the sort of man who gets up before reveille P SI and does setting-up exercises and takes a cold shower to start the dav I |l i well. In Oregon, it is said, he took his spring iron tonic in the form of I LI I two penny nails and scrap wire — and no one who has seen him in the ■ ■ i— ■ backfield of the Dig Team will dispute this. Gus is a steady, dependable . " man whom it takes some time to fully understand. But his unwavering friendship, and his devotion to the men who h.ive won his confidence make him a valuable friend to have. With all his powers, athieticallv, Gus shies like a startled horse when femmes are mentioned. In spite of the united efforts of his com- pany, we have never observed signs of attraction for ladies in him yet — but still water runs deep, and we darkly suspect — . For three long years Gus worked hard and faithfully on the football squad. Never sensational, he contributed a steadv holding power that bucked up the big team. Rewards do come to the worker — for this vear Gus plavs on the Big Team, and he is contributing more than his share to the Point victories. He has the same wrestling history and the same results. We shall miss Gus on graduation and we hope to see much of him in the service. BUCK 432. SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 3 1 I WRESTLING 4 3 RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 183 ELMER EDWARD SCUDDER ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD CHICAGO, ILLINOIS " " |j JJJ " • SOMEWHAT grave face with a pleasant way of smiling ever so slowly; I V H I languid eves that droop even in excitement; the firm full mouth indica- 1 I tive of resolute decision; a strong grip that conveys true pleasure in I ta J I meeting; the slow ambling walk of the laggard contradicted by sudden a HiB • movement in emergency; length and breadth without thickness — J5JJJJJJ2J Scut. We have known him now for four years, lived with him, worked with him, played with him, and there is not one of us who is not proud to name him our friend. Liberal both in mind and manner, he follows the line or least resistance, perfectly happy doing anything as long as there is no friction to contend with. Moods are unknown to him, thus making him exceptionally good company at anv time of the dav. Never have we seen him in a fit of anger, so even is his temper. Never has he intentionallv hurt anvone physically or mentally. Anything he owns is yours for the asking. A truer friend would be impossible to find. I will not say that in years to come we shall always remember Scud, but we shall forget him only as we forget our own existence. INDOOR MEET 2. GOAT ENGINEER FOOTBALL GAME A.B. RIFLE MARKSMAN 2.84 LYLE EDWARD SEEMAN 1ST DISTRICT WISCONSIN JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN ' • HERE are some men who are leaders because thev have been placed in ' command. There are others who lead merely through brute strength. There are a few— who are leaders because they have the confidence of every man in their command— because thev are loved, admired and respected bv all men beneath them. And Skipper is one of those few. President of his class throughout our stay here there is no better leader to be found. Meteoric in his ascendancy in the hearts of his classmates, he has matched it with an equally rapid and brilliant rise in each line of endeavor he has chosen to enter. Academics? — stars rest on his collar with ease and grace. Ath- letics ' — he wins his A in all sports that he enters. Who among us can forget the dark- horse ' - punter in the ' 16 Yale game? BasketbalP-his name is a byword as a terror to visiting teams. Lacrosse?— can anything speak more than the fact that he was elected captain of the team? But it isn ' t in academics, nor in athletics that most of us will remember Skip. Re- served a thinker, a dreamer, somewhat of an idealist, yet strong enough to real ' e his ideals quick in praising, slow in condemning, he is one that is followed with the same admiration and unceasing devotion that made for Caesar his name as a leader. And no better salutation could be rendered to our leader than that paid to that other great leader. ACTING COLOR CORPORAL 5 COLOR CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I FOOTBALL 4 3 1 I WRESTLING 4 BASKETBALL 3 L I L. CROSSE 4 3 1 I CAPTAIN I INDOOR MEET 432. CLASS PRESIDENT 3 1 I PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER x85 EDWARD FELIX SHEPHERD lOTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT WHITING, INDIANA LL wars are not won on the field of battle. There is no bloodier — no more relentless fight than that which goes on in a goat section room. Shepherd is the hero of one of these struggles, and he has defeated all attacks of Math, Phil, and Chem — and if he displays the same indom- itable persistence, the same never-failing energy, the same obstinate -_ ■- devotion to his task that have characterized his years at West Point, somedav, when he enters into battle we are sure that success will crown his efforts there, as it has here. The intensity of his struggle has kept Shep from other fields where he would have distinguished himself. He is no mean battler on the grid- iron, — no easy opponent to be faced across the boxing ring. However, it has not kept him from endearing himself to us by his ready sense of humor and his ever present cheerfulness in the face of difficulties which might have dismayed a weaker character. Shep is going into the Infantry — and without being too prophetic we may say that he has the qualities of greatness. It is a significant fact that goats at West Point have frequently made the finest gen- erals — so we hope that Shep wears stars. CAMP ILLUMINATION 4 FOOTBALL 4 3 I BOXING 4 TRACK 3 GYM 2. BUGLE NOTES 4311 CORPORAL 2. B.A. A.B.I MACHINE GUN EXPERT RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL MARKSMAN DEFICIENT 43X1 GOAT FOOTBALL TEAM (cAPT.) 1 2.86 THOMAS L. SHERBURNE, Jr. 4TH DISTRICT LOUISIANA FAST LANSING, MICHICfAN TMAGINE ;i man with the energy of a vvell-lired locomotive, and good spirits of an Irish terrier pup, and a heart the size of an inllated football, and vou have Tommv Sherburne. Nothing is too much trouble to him, and he will do anything that is physically possible to help a friend in need. Ask him to ' lend vou his civilian clothes, take a guard tour for — ■■■■ — ■ vou, or even drag blind for vou, and you will hnd him ready and will- ing to olfer himself up as a sacrifice. His main forms of amusement are along athletic lines. He has nlaved on both the soccer and tennis teams, the latter of which he captained during hrst ' class year. His record has been one of which he may be justly proud, and it is sufficient to sav that he has more than plaved his part in upholding the Academy ' s record both on the soccer held and on the tennis court. Academics have always been more of an inconvenience than a real probelm to Tom- my and his only trouble has been in dominating his pent-up energy long enough to allow him to sit still and prepare a lesson. To graduate is his ambition and to make the Cavalry, his fond hope, but wherever he goes, his associates will hnd, as we have, that he is a congenial companion, a soldier, and a mightv good friend. SERGE. ' VNTI SOCCER 4 3 2. I SWIMMING 4 3 TENNIS 4 3 1 I MINOR " a " 3 2. CAPTAIN I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 5 2. PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN BENJAMIN S. SHUTE 6th district MASSACHUSETTS GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS N 1904 a great squall was heard above the roaring of the waves around Gloucester. It was none other than our own Shute voicing his desire for something — and ever since, he has been striving for and obtaining, the things that he wants. Although born and reared with sailors, and with salt spray in his nostrils, he early chose the army as a career and - - set out to be at least a general. After some " squads west " in high school, he arrived at West Point where he immediately set out for the top. From companv clerk to cadet captain has been the record of his work. He has always ranked high on the Corn ' s poop-sheet, but ranked higher in the eyes of his classmates. He was a regular on the Ritle Team and manager his first class year. None-the-less he spent many hours helping and coaching men who were below the danger line. In barracks he was always ready to help anyone in any way. If something was needed, Shute was asked. Although he usually attended only feed hops, he was as popular with the femmes as he was with his classmates. With his ideals of duty, his perseverance and natural ability, connected with a like- able disposition and a cheery grin, we are sure that the Field Artillery is acquiring an ideal officer. It not only acquires an ideal officer, but an ideal femme, for Shute is taking the Field WITH. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. CAPTAIN I RIFLE 3 2. I MANAGER I RIFLE EXPERT PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 2.88 RALPH HAROLD S1L ERS 7TH DISTRICT ILLINOIS CHICAGO, ILLINOIS " OTICE Ralph ' s machine gun qualification! Therein lies his whole life ' s ' story. The " expert gunner " blazoned across his chest indicates not only that Chicago boasts his origin but, besides being able to shoot, he can show his sterling qualities in any other line which grips his interest. In our football ' trip to Chicago we were impressed with the friendliness of her citizens in a way we shall never forget, and Ralph has not changed that impression. Cheerful, considerate, conscientious, and industrious,— his ability to make friends and keep them will stand him in good stead wherever he may go. Refusing to let himself become involved in the mad struggle for class standing, Ralph ' s path has several times crossed that of the Academic Department. However, each time he has had his fingers crossed and he has never been turned out. But where he reallv excels is in Terpsichorean Art. Every Saturday night hnds a group in CuUum hallwhich seems composed of beautiful young women— but which resolves itself into our blushing hero, and what it had seemed. Every Saturday after- noon finds him in the hills exploring the beauties of nature with some fair visitor. We are proud of Ralph and wish him as much success in his chosen branch as he has had in his affairs of the heart. CORPORAL! SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 4 1 INTRAMURAL LACROSSE CHAMPIONS 3 TUG OF WAR CHAMPIONS 4 PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN MACHINE GUN EXPERT 189 WALTER A. SIMON 7TH DISTRICT LOUISIANA MERRYVILLE, LOUISIANA i mm m IJUCKER arrived with the motley rabble on that fateful day in ' 14, after eating the required " hearty breakfast. ' ' No mere schoolgirl was Walter. He came to us from Louisiana State University, down in the land of Muddy W ' ater. Although considerably a home boy, he had seen enough of life to know whereof he spoke. Completely submerged in the Mael- strom of an old time Beast Barracks, he did not come to light until well into plebe year. However, his R.O.T.C. training stood him in good stead; and he soon showed that military precocity which has distinguished him in his tactical squads movements at doughboy drill. His mistakes have been numbered, but they were worth numbering. He still blushes at the mention of his mistakes on the rifle range. In all seriousness, though. Mucker is there, a man to be reckoned with. When it is time for work, he is full of it; and when there is a big time to be had, he has it. In addition to winning his major ' A ' twice by breaking the Academy javelin record as many times, Mucker wears two stars on his sweater. Hence the sobriquet. His attain- ments are not merely physical; for he is a reserved, well informed deep-thinker, and possesses many of the attributes of the successful officer. SERGEANT I TRACK 3 1 1 CROSS COUNTRY 2. A.D. 3 RIFLE MARKSMAN MAJOR SPORTS " a " 3 2. 2.90 EDGAR ALEXANDER SIRMYER.Jr. lOTH DISTRICT MICHIGAN PRKSIDIO OI SAX TRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA •■ — — " ED SIRMYER is the son of his father— a cavalry man through and II BTSI through. Horses have been, and alwavs will be, his chief interest in 1 1 1 life. It took Ned two vears to get in West Point, but having finally been PWB I admitted, he doggedlv set about to the business of remaining, and all , SS— I his friends are now glad to see that he has succeeded. Having mastered l " ' " - ' " " ' the academic part of his career, we know he will be highly successful in the more practical part. He is first of all a sportsman and when he isn ' t busy at polo he is golfing, swimming, or fishing. He is a charter member of the Fishing Club and one o its most enthusiastic members. We predict his name will be found among the membership rolls of many sporting clubs before much more time elapses. Having been raised on armv pi)sts, he can practically claim the world as his home. This has ' been responsible not onlv for the manv and varied experiences of his younger davs but for his love of the world, his broadmindedness, his tolerance, and his ami- abieness. It has developed in him that qualitv of attracting friends— true and lasting friends, of which he has many. And it is these that join in wishing him a highly successful Army career. SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 4 POLO 3 1 I CHOIR 3 1 I RULE SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER M FRANK L. SKELDON, Jr. 9TH DISTRICT OHIO TOLEDO, OHIO RANK, tiring of the " city of opportunity " (Toledo, if you have not heard), decided to try the life of the nation ' s pampered pets. Bidding farewell to his fondest — a permanent farewell, as it later developed — he came to us, a good natured, curlv-haired Irish youth. Early in his career as a cadet he gave evidence of a gay insouciance that endeared ,-i_i - • ' " ' him to his classmates and lost him the respect of the tactical depart- ment. In addition, he developed a deferential attitude toward plebes walking guard that obviated the necessity of purchasing chevrons; but which, how- ever, did necessitate the purchase of a pair of heavy marching shoes. Skeeter ' s unselfishness, unfailing good humor, devil-may-care attitude, extreme love of merriment, and courage are hut a few of the attributes of his character which combine to make him an ideal companion and which should make him a successful officer. Aye! May he win as many laurels in his branch of the service as he has won friends at the Academy! 2.92. I« DONALD BERTRAND SMITH COLORADO NATIONAL GUARD DENVER, COLORADO --- ' URING the spring of 1911, the Principal and Alternates for a Colorado 1 appointment were examined and, as so often happens, to the disappoint- I B J I nient of the Alternates the Principal was found proficient and was duly 241 o rdered to " report to the Adjutant, U. S. M. A., before noon, July . ' " I J3J ■• Often the storv ends here. Not so with " de Boo, " the First Alter- ■■■■■ i .1— - j jg p j. ji gg i , j, , ,.,rs he fought for another chance. Once he was offered a Naval Academv Appointment and accepted it, but after three weeks was again a civilian vet still with a longing for the Army. In Julv, 192.4, he reported to the Academv armed with the coveted appointment, announcing to the world, quite unconsciously, that the " Don ' t give up the ship " attitude is not peculiar to the Navy. For two vears before he became a cadet, Don was a pilot ' s mechanic learning air- planes from the inside out, so it is but natural that his chosen branch should be the " Air. " Here, however, lies probablv the greatest disappointment of his lite; the Flight Surgeons sav his eves are " slightlv under par. " No matter what his branch may be, we ' know he will honor himself, his uniform, his class, and his Alma Mater, as he has here. CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I PISTOL 2. 1 CHOIR 4 3 2. I POINTER ASSISTANT 4 HOWITZER ASSISTANT I ELECTION COMMITTEE I CAMP ILLUMINATION COMMITTEE I PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE EXPERT 2-93 II GEORGE FERROW SMITH 37TH DISTRICT NEW YORK BATH, NEW YORK OU can count all of his lates on one hand, and for his first three cadet years he made his bed before reveille. There you have the man — energetic, tenacious, thrifty, and resourceful; the kind of a man you pick to suc- ceed; the one who should be an executive, a master engineer, a high pressure salesman, a politician, or a second lieutenant. Like all cadets. Poo Poo frequently assured himself that he was indifferent but it is doubtful if even he believed it. He was a slave of the gymnasium and could be found there most any afternoon straining at the chest weights, pounding around the track, or performing those other rites that the muck boners call exercise. He did not confine himself to the gym but won a minor " A " at fullback on the soccer team. Poo Poo entered from N.Y.M.A. with a background. He has been construction engineer, student, farmer, and volunteer fireman. Now he has a penchant for the air. Since the First Class invasion of Mitchell Field, George has lived for his first solo flight at Brooks Field. He further assures us that it will be the air without. He takes to the air with the heartiest wishes from his classmates. SERGEANT 1 SOCCER 4 3 i I MINOR A INDOOR MEET 4 3 FISHING CLUB RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 2-94 l« REX LEE SMITH 8th district OKLAHOMA TF.XHO-MA, OKLAHOMA •EX h.uls tmm the Panhandle or " No Man ' s Land " of Okhihoma, the SI home of pre-war prohibition, Indians, and bad hombres. With such a I background, he naturallv felt that his most sincere efforts should be I directed toward helping the worthv cause of Football. With this idea , __ _ I in mind, he slaved for two vears, and his ambition was hnally realized —■■■■ — ■■ vvhen he gamed a berth en ' the Goat Football team of iyx6. An inter- cepted pass brought a touchdown, and Rex had struck another blow for the cause of the " Immortals. " A good thing can be carried too far, however and Smitty ' s zeal to make the Goats verv nearlv resulted in his falling by the Academic wayside in English during Yearling year. Since then, his narrow escape has caused him to maintain aVigid defensive, andVil will be well at graduation. Among his other distinctions is that of being an accomplished pianist and composer. Then, too, the leader of the choir failed to say " Next " after his rendition of Glory to God, " and for four years he has been one of the mainstays of the Cadet Choir. Rex ' s great ambition is to make the Air Service, and he hopes to set a new long-life record for Army aviators. SOCCER 3 PISTOL 2. I CHOIR 4 3 1 I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 2. PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE MARKSMAN 2.95 i i L W. DIXON SMITH IND DISTRICT ALABAMA BREWTON, ALABAMA r SSgli DIXON SMITH breezed in from the south some four vears ago bring- k 1 ing with him none of the fond allusions about West Point which are 1 1 engendered in our hearts by Pathe News reels, " Classmates, " " Dress A ll Parade, " and the like. He knew that West Point was a place where one ■_— — ■ M ■ was forced to undergo a few mild hardships along with Christmas .- ' ' leaves, furloughs, hops. Navy games, and walks on Flirtation. His becoming humility is well illustrated by the fact that, though he has at times ranked inside the first ten in class standing and has never done much worse than fifteenth, he humbly feared, before entrance, that he would be among the late lamented lads who left our happy home, for milder climes, we hope, in January nine- teen twenty-five. While Dick ' s athletic prowess has not kept pace with his mental accomplishments he is not one who spends his time in his room on or under a red comforter. He shoots a pistol with just a shade less accuracy than the latejessejames and can hit a majority of targets exposed to the fire of his rifle. Last fall he demonstrated his latent football talent by playing a fine game at tackle both on his intramural team and on that fine Engineer team. He is good natured, and always ready to help a poor goat pass the Christmas and spring writs. SERGEANT 1 PISTOL } 1 PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE MARKSMAN 2.96 [ RUDOLPH E. SMYSER,Jr. SENATORIAL MASSACHUSETTS DENVER, COLORAnO " " " " ORN .uul hred .imoni; militarv surroundings " R. E. " has never had a I 1 1 doubt as to the niche in life that he was intended to till. The Engineers I I 1 is his choice, and we are assured of his success— for his is the methodical I I mind, well adapted to the exacting requirements of an Engineer ofhcer. ImSSmSl Essaving the lirst step in his armv career, " R. E. " made his dehut in ' " " " " D " ' Companv, for back in those days he was a runt, thin almost to emaciation. At the end of plebe year he had grown to such a ponderous size that he was transferred to " C " Company— but that was not to end his wander- ings. The next vear he had tilled (?) the physical requirements of " B " Company and now we find him an honorary member of that tlanker organization. With an educational background of two years at Boston University, " R. E. " found elementary subjects almost forgotten but complex academic work was still simple. In our cramped up life with its constant friction of human wills Lester has done more than his share to make things run smoothlv. He has taken our chiding and returned shot for shot; he has laughed at himself, at us, and with us. Having been quarterback on the Engineer footbalfteam speaks for itself; his tennis is good, his bridge excellent; his philosophy live and let live, and so although he sometimes tries to play the piano, we can forgive him. CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I TENNIS 1 I CORPS DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP SUMMER CAMP 3 ENGINEER FOOTBALL TEAM 2. FIELD ARTILLERY EXPERT MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN 2-97 DUNCAN SLOAN SOMERVILLE 6th district MARYLAND CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND HIS canny Scotchman in our midst seems possessed of ;i peculiar knack of doing anything that is set before him. Whether it be making a violin talk, singing, writing, or acting, — thev are all handled with the same apparent ease, though we suspect that there is a lot of conscientious work to It that does not appear on the surface. " Bill " of the Hundredth " ' ' Night Show has become President of the Dialectic Society, and the actor has become the author of the plav. And this same judicious use of the king ' s English has many times garnered for him a 3 .0. Even flow of technicalities convinced an otherwise attentive professor that he knew the subject. An attempt to show more than the high spots of Dune ' s career here would fill a lot of pages, and more quill-pads, but vou can sum it up: if there is anything that he has not so far done, it is because it has never crossed his path, and not because of any lack of ability. Couple all this with a ready smile, a careless grace that conceals effort, a keen understanding, and a generous nature, and you can see why we predict a future filled with friends and successes. Here ' s to the blond lady on his desk! CORPORAL 3 2. SERGEANT I TENNIS 4 3 2-1 SMALL A 1 CHOIR 4 3 i I HUNDREDTH NIGHT CAST 4 3 2-1 PRESIDENT OF DIALECTIC SOCIETY I ASSOCIATE EDITOR HOWITZER I COLOR LINES 4 3 I CHAIRMAN CAMP ILLUMINATION COMMITTEE 1 4TH CLASS ORCHESTRA LEADER PISTOL MARKS.MAN RIFLE EXPERT 198 ' ■ I El DELMA TAFT SP1 EY IND DISTRICT VIRGINIA SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA VER Since Plebe Christmas, when Del was willed to the Class of ' iS by the Academic Board, he has been known as one of its most enthusiastic members. A true Virginian, he has borne out the traditions of the State and has generously given cheer, enthusiasm and lolliness to the rest of ,_ _, us at all times and on all occasions. He has dodged the acceptance of ' ■ i r " —■ high academic honors. His career at the Academy is more a career of " " - " ' " varied activity than one of sedate and constant studiousness. Every- thing from re-fighting the Civil War to breaking Academy athletic records is included in his record. a times— when he alone has chosen to— he has been a choir member, a fast basketball plaver, a reliable pitcher in baseball, and a record holding javelin thrower on the track squad. Del has his little idiosyncrasies— a steamboat whistle; aches ot dilferent kinds to excuse him from drill, pipe dreams of future wedded bliss; and luck at golf— African preferred. On blue Mondays, the company mail seemed al- ways to be Del ' s and Del ' s alone, and little was ever done about it by the rest of us except to threaten a drag for him for popularity somewhere else as well as at West Point. In any branch he chooses, his good nature and ability will bring credit and popu- larity to him. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I TR.-VCK 4 1 I " a " 45I MONOGRAM! INDOOR MEET 4 3 2. I NUMERALS t I SUMMER CAMP B. SEBALL 3 I CHAMPIONS 3 COACH FOURTH CLASS TRACK 3 I SUMMER CAMP GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 MACHINE GUN EXPERT PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER WALTER GOODWIN STALEY 6th district OKLAHOMA WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA I ' pJBBJS .ALTER came to us from Washington, that refined and cultured center, «2| bringing with him those qualities which go to make a true officer and a B 4 1 gentleman. He was born, however, in Oklahoma, the land of Indians Hl and oil. For thirteen years he lived among the noble (?) redskins, often ■ J— M ■ spending the summer on the reservations of the Chevennes and the — - Cherokees. When he moved to Washington the wild Indian play days were over, and he settled down to the quiet life of the Nation ' s capital. A few months before he became a plebe at West Point, he was so misguided as to be- come one at Annapolis. Fortunately for us, however, he decided at the last minute to become a soldier — and he has. It took four long years of hard work, disappointments, and the Chicago Trip, but the first great lap is run and his entire ambition is now centered in a successf Lil career in the Army. Walter may take the Air Service, mainly to avoid walking, but if he gets what he wants it ' ll be the Field or Cavalr — and perhaps " with. " Walter has the cherished quality of making true and lasting friends. To the hun- dreds he now has in the Corps will be added many more in the service. HOP MANAGER I RH-LE MARKSMAN 300 II THOMAS W. STEED SENATORIAL TENNESSEE ETOWAH, TENNESSEE UST cull him Satiie, Red, or Tom; he ' ll answer to am- or to all three. According to Tom, a genius is one who has an infinite capacity for work. By his own definition he is catalogued. Full of the idioms of the old South, Tom found difTiculty in acquainting himself with the more stringent dictums of speech which our course in English demanded. ■ " ' _ ' ' ■ " ' ' Those expressions, so resonant and soothing to the ear, go unques- tioned by the listener; but when translated to the black and white of the written manuscript, the charm and romance are lost; and the faults stand out bare as the stage stripped of its scenery. As a result, Tom was lost to the class of ' 17, but persevered in his effort and passed all barriers with the class of 18. He IS bred of the easy grace of the old South. His vital wit, his amiable disposition, and his smile which is of the eyes rather than the lips — do vou catch its gleam in the above likeness? — these are the core of his being, the very essence of the man himself. Luck to you, Tom. May life deal you no trick formula which vou cannot solve with your smile and vour great capacity for work. GOAT FOOTBALL TEAM MACHINE GUN MARKSM. N PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN I 301 FREDERICK G. STRITZINGER, IV. 5TH DISTRICT PENNSYLVANIA NORRISTO VN, PENNSYLVANIA ' ROM Alaska ' s snowy summit to the Gulf of Mexico, from California ' s Golden Gate to the Hudson ' s rugged shore came Stritz, following in his father ' s footsteps. Through the turbulent months of plebedom, when plebes were plebes, Freddie came through it all, smiling as _ usual. The most conservative first classmen swore that the Corps was - headed South when Stritz went on week-end leave in Februarv of his plebe winter. An engineer until furlough, we predicted a brilliant future for him in the Corps. But he forsook the glittering path to fame and glory for the joy of red comforters and excellence in the fine art of bunk fatigue. Nevertheless he be- came B company ' s emissary in the Service of Supply in his last year at the Academy. You couldn ' t want a better classmate than Stritz and you seldom find one. With his many admirable qualities we have failed to discover his faults, even after four years of close contact. He minds his own business but he is alwavs willing to give assistance cheerfully. When things go wrong he doesn ' t grumble much. He is popular with the under-classmen as well as his own classmates, and many of them will be sorry to have him leave, although wishing him the best of luck in his armv career. CORPORAL 2. SUPPLY SERGEANT I PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE MARKSMAN 301 CARL H. STURIES IOWA NATIONAL GUARD SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA i m mm ' I TURIES belongs to that class of people whose acquaintance bears cultiva- tion. Never one to thrust his presence or friendliness upon others, we have become aware of these qualities as a result of their natural develop- ment. His individuality has earned him respect. Hestavs with the crowd only so long as the crowd goes his wav and never hesitates to choose his own course when circumstances justifv such action. Carl ' s dependa- bilit -, whether it be quoting statistics, keeping a hop with a blind drag, or helping others, has won him a sacred place in the hearts of all those who know him. His wonderful faith in his fellow men provides him with the ability of treating them squarely and expecting no less from them. Sturies arrived here the product of three years of college. Whether he was afraid to graduate, or just nobly inspired, one cannot say. Anyway, his former environment had broadened his understanding so that at least he had an understanding of what lay before him. He has maintained the ideal that work comes before play, and the better work one does, the more he can enjov the frolic of life. Such are the high spots of the man whom we know as Carl. Were we writing a prophecy, it would be easv to predict that he will, at least, never do anything that will detract from the feelint; that we now have for him. SERGEANT I PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 303 FRED O. TALLY KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD COUNCIL GROVE, KANSAS ,HIS is a man of infinite calm — fond of quiet thmking on the actions and reactions of the world about him. Through the noise and whirling action of the Point, he moves in friendly detachment, amused at the hurrying confusion. Inured to hard, driving toil in the Kansas wheat fields, he found that his mind was free and tranquil despite the labor and the dusty confusion of the threshers. As he bound the wheat he dreamed of arms, and he heeded the call of the ancient profession. He is one of the few men who have understood the moulding forces and the character changes wrought by the Point. Indifferent to standmgs for themselves alone, he spent much time in studying the men about him — and in aiding them in their difficulties. He threw himself into every dutv with vigor and courage, and won for himself a warm place in the hearts of those who knew and understood him. Accustomed from childhood to a quiet endurance of hardships, he never condones a grumbler, but seeks to dissuade him from his wrong — usually the result of fatigue and imagination. We shall long remember Tally as a serious minded, steady, and conscientious work- er; a naturally friendly man with a good will toward everyone. SERGEANT 1 WRESTLING 2. I RIFLE EXPERT 304 THOMAS MASON TARPLEY FOURTH DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA J JJJJJJJJJ J HEN Tom was born the two greatest signs of the Zodiac were in conjunc- | V« | tion; the result was inevitable, he combines the best qualities promised 1 . 1 bv both. The first of these, and the most striking to the casual observer, I A II is his capacitv or facultv for finding the humor in the darkest situation. ■ ■ — . Even blue Monday is relieved by Tom ' s griping, for it is sure to be _ " - original and eccentric. He can penetrate the solemn dignity of a court- martial and find the atom of humor in that most ultimate of humorless bodies. The second heavcnlv bodv assigned him loyalty, and he is the personification of the word. He is loval to his ideal of dutv, loval to his friends, and loyal to the " her " that fills his dreams. The best evidence that wc can offer of Tom ' s cheerful disposition and faithful steadfast nature is that of his roommates. And their fondest hope is that they may often cross his path in the strange, new life of the service — after graduation. So here ' s to Tom Tarple — lover of fun, steadfast and loyal in friendship, beloved by his friends. SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 4 CHOIR 451 COLOR LINE 3 I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 2. PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER M. CIIINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN 305 LEGARE KILGORE TARRANT 3RD DISTRICT SOUTH CAROLINA NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA ■ J22J55 " HEN Legare first came to us, with his hair and sideburns long, and with I yC I his soothing and caressing Carolina drawl, we immediately recognized 11 him as another of the picture book Southern gentlemen — with a touch A fl of French to boot. With all the fire and vivacity that this combination , 55 5, brings, he immediatelv made manv firm and lifelong friends. Tarrant ' s ' ■ ' first athletic activities were with the company football team, which he helped in gaining the Intramural championship. Later he made the basketball and golf squads. All through his four years here he could be seen following the illusive sphere around the plain in all kinds of weather; in the first class year he was manager of the team. He also set us an insidious example on the fioor of Culium, and hop-managed us through Yearling year. His powers as a breaker of hearts are the envy and despair of his less fortunate associates, and he possesses also those character- istics which allow him to gain with equal ease the admiration and friendship of the members of the male persuasion. At Graduation, Lee will probably blossom out as a dapper and dashing Field Artil- leryman and needless to say, with his magnetic personality and energetic interest in all the duties assigned him, he is bound to be a credit to the Academy and an asset to his service. CORPORAL 1 LIEUTENANT I GOLF 3 1 I HOP MANAGER 4 RIPLE EXPERT PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 306 ROBERT FREDERICK TATE SENATORIAL MISSOURI ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI JJJ[ jr JOB came to West Point with a record of enviable achievements, athletic, H I literary, and oratorical at Soldan High School of St. Louis; a budding I Tj I career as a banker; and much first hand knowledge of soccer. At the 2 I same time he brought with him an astounding amount of energy, a ■ m Kmt • sense of humor that has never failed him, and the personality essential - 7 - - for a successful soldier and leader of men. And at West Point Bob has lost none of his t.ilent. He has stood high in the class; he has worn chevrons because he is one of the men who should wear them; he has been a lixture and a mainstav on the Soccer and Gymnasium squads. He has been a member of the Corps in the fiillest sense of the word, concerning himself not with a single phase of Corps life, but with all its varied aspects. Through four years he has gone his quiet, unassuming wuv; working hard, playing hard, and being himself, which is probably the best thing about Bob. Those of us who know Bob love him, because he is a man ' s man. ACTING CORPORAL } CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I SOCCER 4 3 2. I GYMNASIUM 4 3 i I CAMP ILLUMINATIO.N COMMITTEE I PISTOL MARKS.MAN RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 307 ROBERT K. TAYLOR lOTH DISTRICT ILLINOIS EVANSTON, ILLINOIS •■ J " " NDOUBTEDLY it was the unscientific methods of the Chicago bandits I P r that drove Bob in despair into the Army. The young Napoleon, even I 11 1 in his more tender years was struck by the errors in Musketry and the 211 dismal Ignorance of Scouting and Patrolling prevalent in his home . S S« town. And so he arrived, surrounded by that aura which inevitably ' P ' f- - ' " 1 gains the awe and respect that one has for the still-living man about Chicago. He is not a Bolshevik — but merely the independent thinker and doer. All such nonsense as the plebe-illustrated hop card hanging from the top button or the possession of a stack of worn-out victrola records to be dusted every morning have left Bob unaffected. One can never be quite sure of what he is thinking; and it takes close and constant observation to be sure he ' s not leading you on, by his serious questioning, to expose your own foolishness to his amusement. In one of these moods he could haze Mayor Jimmy Walker. But you can usually tell what he is doing — what he wants to do. So It is not surprising to find him comfortably goaty, widely respected, and possessed of unsurpassed popularity. One likes to have his friends know Bob, because he em- bodies the best of what West Point inculcates. CORPORAL 1. SUPPLY SERGEANT I SWIMMING 4 POLO 3 1 I MANAGER I CHOIR 4 3 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE MARKSMAN 308 ALLEN THAYER IND DISTRICT CONNECTICUT PUTNAM, CONNECTICUT I " IS Yankee grin, his flashing wit, his stinging repartee, and his never failing good nature have brought Al that which he sought — friends; both sexes. His one great fault was to laugh before half of our |oke was told. An- other, less serious fault is such high frequency speech that we wonder which word comes first! During his plebe year, Al ' s ability as a fun- -_ ' _ ' - " maker was recognized and overworked; not a day passed without a demand for a new stunt and never a disappointment. The usual I ' m a har-r-r-d guv, mv name is Sandpaper, " etc., etc., brought many a laugh and it al- ways proved popular with the upper-classmen, inconveniently so for his roommates. We must not neglect the more serious side of Al ' s character. Good at selecting golf clubs and better at using them; on the winning team of the Goat-Engineer football game; a member of the chess team, too; add tennis, fiction and semi-annual struggles with the academic board and you have his record. Even though most gentlemen prefer blondes, this one has a good word for brunettes. From the little he says we think there must be some fair ladv in the vicinity of the rock-bound coast, that he has definitely bound captive. A conscientious worker; a genuine friend; a witty comrade. We like you, Al. SERGEANT I CHESS 4 PISTOL MARKS.MAN RIFLE MARKSMAN 309 ELMER DRIANT THAYER U. S. ARMY NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS H " " , UD is one of those older men — a couple years older than the rest of us — I who are invariably called Pop. His greater years have put a wealth of practical experience behind him, and given him a degree of ability as a I soldier seldom attained by a cadet. There were years of work in machine . MMMMBi shops, long months in business, and still more on a farm before his , - -- - - career was fairly under way. Then came a year at Amherst — where the determination to become a soldier was conceived and undertaken with his usual thoroughness. Determined to know the reactions of the enlisted man, he spent two years in the Seventh Field Artillery before he won his appointment. There many experiences have given him a maturity of judgment that deserve the name. Inci- dentally he is a sociable animal, and never tires of drawing on his stock of reminis- cences for anecdotes to amuse his friends. Pop has found little difficulty in impressing the Point with his dignity, and he was made Regimental Commander at Plebe Christmas. Ever since he has been called upon wherever there was responsibility to be taken. He is a most efficient company execu- tive, and has the facility of getting work done without friction — an invaluable asset as an officer. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT 1 WRESTLING 4 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 CAMP ILLUMINATION COMMITTEE I ECJUIPMENT COMMITTEE I PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 310 ARTHUR RICHARD THOMAS NEW JERSEY NATIONAL GUARD MIDDLESEX, NEW JERSEY J IR. THOMAS, is one of vour legs longer than the other? " ■ vll " No, Sir, oneof them is shorter than the other, sir! " I T II Such statements as this gained Tom the honor of being the most blase PV2JI plcbe in the company. For a solid year he hazed the yearlings. Scarcely . SSS! a day went by that he did not report at reyeiile, police call, breakfast, ■ " ■ ' " " lunch, and supper; but now those days are long gone. Tom gained his hrst notoriety by tackling rock-hard Joe Cleland on the lacrosse held. Next he blossomed out as a perpetual drag-oid, beginning plehe graduation hop. Since that day few and far between haye been the hops that Tom has missed, and those against his will. It was Thomas who baflled two compani es on a night maneuyer, as they searched the polo flats for his supposedly mutilated body. Like a true strategist and country farmer, Tom circled the enemy and approached from the rear, thus gaining the name of Lone Scout. Over in H Company, when a man discovered a pair of skates or a few handtuls of grapenuts in his bed or a pan of water over the door, that man blamed Tom. Between these pranks and his daily performances with Douglas, Tom has gamed the name of Fun Lover. He has three passions: hiking, dancing, and women. SERGEANT I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 T- RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 3 " . DONALD WINSTON TITUS SENATORIAL IOWA FORT BENNING, GEORGIA ' N the summer of 192.4 there entered into our portals one Donald Winston Titus, class baby of that famous wall climber of the Boxer Rebellion. His first night in the vicinity was spent on the bench of a railroad sta- tion in an attempt to harden himself for the gruellins work of the sum- mer. His furlough is a hidden page of which nothing is known except that moonlight nights were plentiful and many hearts were broken. The rest of Second Class year helped to fill his belt with feminine scalps and showed his ability in that " Long Gray Line. " His wonderful form and bearing gave him the distinction of being a guidon bearer for G Co. during the summer months of First Class year. However, his company work of plebe year was brought to light and the job of First Sergeant was placed upon his capable shoulders. The women con- tinued to fall for him, one saying in writing, " If you only knew how much I cared " until the O.A.O. iinallv arrived. Now he is planning on aviation and the winning of another class cup. We all wish him luck. ACTING CORPORAL 3 FIRST SERGEANT I HOWITZER ASSISTANT 4 SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 4 3 I SWIMMING 2. I INDOOR MEET X I NUMERALS i A.B. MACHINE GUN EXPERT RIFLE MARKSMAN 31 - ?. i WALTER EDWIN TODD lOTH DISTRICT TEXAS AUSTIN, TEXAS I JONG vears ago Wee traveled league on league into the bleakness of an unknown wilderness in the north. Sunshine, fair winds, the gracious societ - of a friendlv people, the favors of a favored land had showered upon him throughout his youth. A man, he yearned for the secrets of a legendary fortress whispered to he the home of all perfection in the „-_--- profession of arms. He journeyed. Many evenings he saw the sun set across golden plains, blue, silver-edged peaks, far out acri)ss mirrored waters before he stood hesitant, confronted by battlcmented grey walls and high arched gateways. He summoned courage and entered. A vear of phvsical and mental hardships, discouragements and bewildering contra- dictions urged his separation from the fortress but a realization and fine appreciation of true value restrained him. By his friendly and attractive personality he gained firm friends among his associates. In the hearts of his close comrades he unconsciously wrote the qualities of a fine character, loyalty, sincerity, generosity. He contributed largelv to the manv pleasant remembrances his classmates will always have of West Point. Ever courteous and diplomatic he made life around him most enjoyable. His capacitv for hard work and cheerful cooperation with those about him is certain to bring Vee in his career, the honor and atfvancement due him. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL L CAPTAIN I LIEUTENANT I WRESTLING 4 CHOIR 4311 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 1 HONOR COMMITTEE I PISTOL MARKSMAN MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN 313 II I I ROBERT FRANKLIN TOMLIN SENATORIAL FLORIDA PLANT CITY, FLORIDA GROUP talking incoherently — a sudden silence — the speaking of one voice, slowlv, deliberately, — the group breaking up — the nodding of heads, convinced — and we know that Tomlin has won another political battle. A man of broad knowledge, a man who can talk intelligently and with becoming ease upon any subject, Bob has long held his place. And be the subject athletics, war, love or politics. Bob will shine forth as the Demosthenes of the class. A lovable man, with an equanimity that can ' t be ruffled. Boh soon won his way into the hearts of all of us. Second Class year his popularity was deservedly rewarded with his being elected Hop Manager. It just seemed to be ' inborn in him. Women, as well as men, find his company most agreeable; as the frequency of his attendance at Cullum Hall will signify. It is with regret that we leave Tom, but his manner and his knowledge of the world ' s subjects will bring him to the top in any branch he chooses just as it has brought him to the fore in the estimation of his classmates. SERGEANT I HOP MANAGER 2. SWIMMING 4 SUMMER CAMP BASEBALL CHAMPIONS 3 MACHINE GUN EXPERT RIFLE MARKSMAN 314 l« HB JAMES ELMER TOTTEN V. S. ARMY BARRl;, MASSACHUSETTS HROUGH the sun-scorched gulches of K.iukon.ihu.i, Hawaii, passes a stream of mule-drawn machine gun carts led hv men. One stops, mops his brow and gazes across the Pacific, dreaming. The scene shifts. Up the steep slopes of the Torne toils another machine gun column. Thev halt, set up the guns, and the same man, our Jimmie, now elevated to gunner, calmly commences a barrage on area A of the enemy lines. What a varied and checkered career has been his! Jimmie emerged slight- ly scorched from the awful inferno of plebe vear to plunge into and nearlv drown in the intricacies of Descrip and Calc. Always a somewhat cynical and blase man of the world, his education in this respect was completed bv a European furlo. His perpetual air of superior knowledge, ancl carefully casual references to the Quartier Latin and Le Moulin gain him great reputation with the unsuspecting plebes. Far-sighted, self-reliant, efficient, at times coldly analytical, generous, ever-ready to give your afternoons, coaching Yearlings to qualify in Pistol shooting, — we wish you every success in your assuredly brilliant career. May you rise to glorious heights in the Air Service, and may your descents be voluntary — not forced. SERGEANT I GYMNASIUM SQUAD 4 PISTOL SQUAD 4 5 2. I ROD AND GUN CLUB PISTOL EXPERT MACHINE GUN EXPERT RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 315 ..MlJa DAVID WILLIAM TRAUB 35TH DISTRICT NEW YORK SYRACUSE, NEW YORK iJERMO EL GUSANO, otherwise known as Doleful, Dubious Dave, ar- rived along with the rest of us on that well-remembered hot July morn- ing. He passed blissfullv through his plebe vear, leaving in his wake several rough spots caused bv his desire to do without the Upper Class- _ men. He remained a member of the Third Battalion until his First w a a a n Class year, when the Board of Governors took him in hand and made him the ruler of the First Batt. We have heard it said that " you can ' t keep a good man down " — and here you have striking proof. This has been shown in every phase of Dave ' s activity. He has consistently been an Engineer with less effort and more indifference than we see in the average Goat. From all appearances, Herman apparently had no desire to ever leave the ranks of the " immortals. " But Lo and Be- hold! — when June 1917 arrived, Dave ' s inherent qualities of leadership (and his Adonis- like bearing) had placed him well in the van. Dave ' s integrity, modesty, and ever-present good humour have gained him in- numerable friends in the Corps, and there is no doubt that the same will be true in the Service. CORPORAL Z CAPTAIN I FOOTBALL 43! TRACK 4 3 1 : A L ACADEMY RECORD 1 INDOOR MEET 4 3 2. 1 NUMERALS 2. ELECTION COMMITTEE 3 1 I HONOR COMMITTEE 3 2. I CHAIRMAN I CLASS TREASURER RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL MARKSMAN 316 H ROBERT FALLIGANT TRAXTS SENATORIAL GEORGIA SAVANNAH, GEORGIA ■■ " OB is one c)t our army children. Perhaps that is why he has fitted so a I readilv into life here at West Point. One might say that the good cadets, I or officers, for that matter, should possess these qualities preeminently: I an athletic phvsique, and a soldierly disposition. One thinks of Boh , J as a persistent, successful athlete. He has been one of the outstanding ■■■■■ « ' men on the modern pentathlon squad. I see him in the afternoon of a quiet October dav in the hills, riding with poise to one of the difficult jumps. Or down on the Polo Flats, firing, with deliberation, an excellent pistol score. Or jogging into the gym at dusk, dog-tired from a gruelling football practise. Such work as this accounts in large measure for West Point preeminence in sports. And Bob has the attitude of a soldier. He has been one of the quietest men in the class, present alwavs, but not talking much. He takes his military work earnestly, and makes a good |ob of his drills. And as authority has come to him he has assumed It eflicientlv and exercised it in a manner retlecting credit not only upon himself but also on his disposition. And more than that you can require of no one. COLOR SERGEANT I REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR I lOOTBALL 452. SWIMMING 4 PENTATHLON 1. I PISTOL 3 L I MINOR SPORTS " a " 3 2. INDOOR MEET 3 2. CHOIR 4 3 2. I PISTOL EXPERT 432. RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER A.B. 317 I JOSEPH FRANKLIN TRENT SENATORIAL TENNESSEE KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE J JJjJUJHE verv essence of irresponsibility and carefree lightheartedness: Frank I jI Trent. Perhaps it is tfiese qualities that render him immune to all l|H H| I thought of self and make his room a haven of refuge for those in trouble I B I of anv kind. No matter what the request, Frank is always there with a ■jMi BM . smile, ready to do his best to help. As to his mental make-up, he is far i-,:-:- I - ' " from being a technician. Math, Phil, Chem and the like have ever been the ban of his existence. But bv sheer, dogged determination and a never-say-die spirit, he has won his way through where many another has failed. On the other hand, give him some poetry or a good book, or even an essay or thesis, and Frank is im mediately enthused and full of appreciation. In this last quality, we see his inner nature — that of a dreamer and of a man of ideals. He is constantly looking beyond his immediate surroundings toward a goal which seems infinitely remote but for which he is constantly striving. Cheerful, willing and diligent, he is a charm- ing companion. His humorous nature provokes remarks and actions which are a never-failing source of merriment for his comrades. Out in the Army, his countless friends are going to be highly envied by the class- mates and femmes who become separated from him by Graduation. HOP MANAGER 4 5 EXPERT MACHINE GUNNER RIFLE AND PISTOL MARKSMAN 318 Mik. WILLIAM H. TUNNER 5TH DISTRICT NEW JERSEY ROSELLE, NEW JERSi;Y I ITTLE did wc think, hack in the dim d.irk days of the summer of ic)i4, when the memhers of the Beast Detail took such a fatherly interest in Will, that we had on our roster a man of so many diverse accomplish- ments and possibilities. He was playful, active, and an altogether nor- mal plebe those davs, but three vears at the Academy have changed - i : ' " : ' " - ' -_ ' - our Will into an ardent promoterof all the new activities and devotee to all new sports. It was partly due to his initiative and hard work that many privileges, hitherto unknown, were granted to the class of ' iS and to the Corps. As a loyal and generous friend, an excellent listener, and a man with an interest in evervthin ' g from snaring mice to procuring delicious apples from unauthorized or- chards. Will has come to be very much in demand. Even after three years with him, we never knew what to expect next. One week-end he brought into barracks the full equipment for the production of fudge, and the next, he turned up with a huge and deadly double-barreled shotgun and ' calmly announced that he was going hunting. Will ' s passions are golf, tennis, riding, fishing, cards— and his passions will not be denied. In spite of his ' hohbies and his desire for play, he can be as serious as necessary when the time comes, and he has learned the things that go to make a successful officer. SERGEANT I GQLr 4 5 BOARD OF GOVERNORS I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN 319 JOHN SOUTHWORTH UPHAM,Jr. AT LARGE WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA RIEND John, the peoples ' choice! Just one of the boys from the nation ' s capitol. Each and every year Johnny has known that the Academic Board was gunning for him. In fact, he was once told so by one who was m a fair position to sav. But for once Youth conquered Experience and John, up through the language of the diplomats, up through the poetry of mathematics, up through the sciences of today, has crashed through even the majesty and power of law to a glorious and honorific graduation. Can man do more? Johnny is as deliberate as the sun. He has worked consistently and played equally so. A tennis player of no mean ability he has brought laurels to his company and the Academy. He has a way with the fair ones, and has provided the halls of CuUum with excellent, fair, and very bad misses. He learned about women from them, we hope. Johnny hasn ' t one of those sunnv dispositions (thank the powers) but he is brisk, sportive, light-hearted, and cheerful enough. Thank God he isn ' t an optimist, but neither is he a pessimist, both of which we must commend. He is sensible and should make a good officer. And above all (we can say no more than this) he was a darned good roommate. CORPORAL L FIRST SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I TENNIS 4 3 2. I ELECTION COMMITTEE PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 32.0 j e X c ( ' U THOMAS FRALEY AN NATTA, III. I ITH DISTRICT MISSOURI WASHINOTON, DISTRICT OF COLfMBIA • — - — " ARWICK DEEPING once remarked th.it a man who holds a cigafette I 21 between his First two fingers is an aristocrat. It has also been noticed " l that those who hold one at the height of the chest are liable to be high- A l hat. Judging thus, vou would sav ' here is an aristocrat. But no sneers ,HflSI are to be had from him. It is a mark of distinction of Tommy ' s that he " r r ' is able to appreciate, en|ov, and considerably enliven gatherings of any - - - j-i ss or caste. Also we find in him that exceedingly rare combination, an efficient soldier and a good fellow. ' ery, very seldom do you meet with that mix- ture in these grim walls of discipline. Efficient soldiers we have in numbers and good fellows aplentv, but trying a mixture of the two is usuallv as successful as the his- torical pickles and ice cream alliance. Not so with Tommy. A man ' s popularity may be reckoned as increasing in strength with the number of his nicknames. ' an ' s are as plenteous as requests for Navy game tickets. Glancing over these biographies vou notice that it is the conventional thing to bring in that variable factor— Woman. Let us tread softly here. Suffice it to say that it be dalliance or ardor that ' s needed. Tommy has both on tap. The eyes of the Dutch- man can change from twinkling to smoky at an instant ' s notice. Concluding, we propose— " Bottoms up " to you, Tommy my duck, a man who can captain the I Company insurgents and come through it smiling and well-liked is indeed a man. ACTING CORPORAL 5 CORPORAL 2. CAPTAIN I SOCCER 4 3 SWIMMING 4 3 2-1 MONO- GRAM 4 MINOR " a " 3 T- INDOOR MEET 432. NUMERALS 4 3 2. HOP MANAGER PISTOL EXPERT MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER I LOUIS T. VICKERS PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL GUARD OAKMONT, PENNSYLVANIA ICK was a stranger to nearly all of us when he joined our class at the end of yearling summer camp. It did not take him long, though, to gain our wholehearted friendship. His hard work on all that falls to his lot has ever been a spur to the rest of us. Who is there who has never been blinded bv his dazzling rifle? After dallying for a while with polo and " ' ' pistol he has finally found his fort in the Modern Pentathalon, which, comprising as it does swimming, running, fencing, pistol-shooting, and riding, is a true military test. If hard work can do it Vick surely ought to win a place in the nineteen twenty-eight Olympic Games. No one guessed his hobby until first class summer camp. Then he blossomed forth as a full member of the West Point Fishing Club, dulv qualified to spin his yarns of the huge one that got away. Along strictly military lines ' ick ' s ambition is to get into Aviation. Perhaps he may prove to be the great genius of the future, who will wage his campaigns entirely in the air and conquer vast areas without a single infantryman. Who knows? CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I PISTOL 4 3 MODERN PENTATHALON 2. I BUGLE NOTES 4 HOWITZER 4 3 POINTER 4 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 3 i PISTOL EXPERT RIFLE MARKSMAN 32-2- II - " V LEWIS A. ' INCENT 6th district CALIFORNIA OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA HIS tall blonde began his college career at Wesleyan, but before tinishing his education at this institution, he decided in favor of the Army and West Point. He can be considered to have a fine scholastic foundation — if the number of grammar schools attended mean anything. He attended thirteen grammar schools stretching all the way from the State of _ " ;- " - " ' -_ ' Washington to New Jersey, and his High School Alma Mater is in California. As to his appearance, he has a prominent and determined chin. He is both dignified and polished in actions. His ambition drives him toward the best in all things. From Plebe to Cadet Captain was his realized ambition. Besides being a scholar, he has many other interests. His feminine ideals center around a certain individual in sunny California. He ably lent commanding presence to William Boyd and Bessie Love in their late West Point picture. Out of school, before coming to West Point, he divided his time between making trips to Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and points west, selling radios and Franklin automobiles. His plans for the future are as indefinite as those of most potential Second Lieu- tenants, vet he is clear on one subject— a cozy apartment after these bleak and rugless rooms of Cadet Barracks. CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I CAPTAIN I FENCING 3 2. RIFLE i CHOIR 3X1 HOWITZER 2. HOWITZER BOARD I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 2. VICE-PRESIDENT DIALECTIC SOCIETY I COLOR LINE I E.XPERT RIFLEMAN PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 32-3 li JOHN FRANCIS V ADMAN 1ST DISTRICT OREGON POWERS, OREGON OHN comes from the Oregon woods where men are men. And John is not the exception that proves the rule. His cheery smile is as pleasing as the fresh odor of pine in the Oregon forest. Possessed of a cheerful disposition, he has made friends and has kept them. John is always on hand for any party that mav be in progress and incidentally plays a - _ ; - • major part in all of them. But John shines in work as well as in play. Being a willing worker, it has always been a pleasure to work with him. Our hope is that we mav run into him soon after graduation for both work and play. John reported late for Beast Barracks and immediately proved that he was more proficient with the axe than with a rifle. He made the awkward squad on his first appearance on the parade grounds. But John soon overcame his failings and proved himself to be as good a soldier as the rest of us. Outside of a close call plebe Christmas, John has never had to fear over his standing in academic work, and has been able to concern his mind with more than the question of remaining proficient. His loyalty, cheerful disposition, and ability to make friends have made John one of our best loved classmates. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I TRACK 4 3 1 RIFLE MARKSMAN MACHINE GUNNER 1ST CLASS 3M II MERCER CHRISTIE WALTER BOARD OF DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA •ACK in the Capitol thcv say " Mercer went to West Point. " Here at the a I Academv thev sav, " Mercer came from Washington. " The ugly truth I is that the Commissioners sounded oil for all men going to West Point I to turn out immediately. Never having been there, Walt turned out, , wa • won an appointment, and took the st«p. The first year passed with his " neck well in, the second with his step well out. Then furlough, Europe, and two months reversion to type. Soldier hoy work, basehail, and a just amount of academic work didn ' t keep Walt from plenty of worthwhile fiction, trips to the boodlers, walks through the hills and an occasional feed-hop. Walt was lucky enough to draw down the first three weeks on Beast Detail work, then finished with a so-so summer camp. Just a word about Mercer himself. It would be pretty hard to know this fellow for four years and not find out that he is one of the biggest hearted men in the Corps, just the sort you wish your roommate would be. His count- less acts of consideration and thoughtfulness have marched unobtrusively into the affections of the class. Just as he has been with us so he will be with his command. Some platoon will be mighty fortunate ne. t September for Walt will teach, tight, and deal fairly with his men. CORPORAL 1 SERGEANT I BASEBALL 432. MACHINE GUN MARKSMAN 32-5 ■• ROBERT WILLIAMS WARREN I3TH DISTRICT MICHIGAN DETROIT, MICHIGAN HEN the Class of ' 18 came up the hill it was observed that there was an unusual number of flankers. Among these flankers was one Robert W. Warren, who to us is just plain Bob. If you have ever been to Cullum you know Bob better than I can describe him. His dancing ability, personality and saaile are responsible for his success with the fair sex. JJJJSSUJ But his ability is by no means limited to the dance floor. He has never been a star on any of Army ' s teams. Still, he is conspicuous as a tennis player, swimmer and horse-shoe pitcher. When M Co. won the Lacrosse champion- ship in the Spring of 192.6, Bob was in part responsible for the team ' s brilliant showing. If you want to borrow a " Cosmo, " get a fourth hand in bridge or hear the latest " Vic " record just come and see Bob. When it comes to academics Bob has never been an engineer, but he possesses a vast amount of knowledge not readily found in books. The Mineola trip sold the Air Service to Bob and the Air Corps will certainly be getting the best of the deal. But, whethe r he goes into the air or not we know he will give a good account of himself. He is a true representative of West Point and whatever he may do will be done well. BATTALION SERGEANT MAJOR I SWIMMING 4 5 1 INDOOR MEET 1. INTRA-MURAL LACROSSE CHAMPIONS 3 PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN MACHINE GUN EXPERT 32.6 II : GAULDEN McINTOSH WATKINS SENATORIAL NEVADA BOSTON, GKORGIA :AC WATKINS deserteJ the s;iw-tooth ranges of the Sierras for the more sedate and rounded peaks of the Appalachians when he stepped off on a new adventure that sultry morning in July— one which the Class of ' i8 will always remember. From the easy freedom of a Government surveying partv engaged in mapping the great open spaces of Nevada, ■ ■ ■ ' " to the ordeal of a pleW ' s life, came Watkins, with enough determina- tion and persevercncc to carry him through four irksome years. By inclination a wanderer, Mac has seen a good ' bit of our fair land and expects to see the rest after being commissioned. He spent furlough at Fort Clayton in the Canal Zone, visiting his brother who graduated in ' i8. It is rumored that Mac and a person known locally " as " Swede " Svensson were seen more than once on the broad piazza of the Union Club in Panama Citv, which is safely outside the ten-mile zone administered by the United States. Mac distinguished himself in the latter part of furlough by con- tracting Malaria, but even that could not spoil a glorious summer. The West will claim Wat again when he goes to his first post, for he hopes to be stationed in Washington State. Good-bye and good luck, Mac Watkins, and the best wishes the Corps can give, go with you. A.B. RIFLE MARKSMAN PISTOL .MARKSMAN MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER 32-7 . II w4m «»N« DA ' ID ANDREW WATT, Jr. AT LARGE WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA II SUNNY smile, sensible silence combined with the ability to say much in few words when words are necessary, efficiency, a good opponent or teammate in any sport; that is " Bill. " During his first two years he was a rather timid but determined cadet. He entered everything with an inferiority complex, but always finished at the top. Possessed with a desire to do things and an amazing ability in every subject, he has kept himself far from the clutches of the Academic Board. This intellectual superiority is not his only achievement, for his willingness and ability to coach are known to many of us who have struggled with Colo nel Echols. A furlough in Hawaii dissipated his timidity, and the last two years have served to deepen our regard for him in every way. His sunny smile always furnished an antidote for the blues of second class spring and his ready help carried us past every difficulty. As supply sergeant this last year, he has given us no cause for worry; for with his efficiency we could hope at least for plush curtains and Persian rugs. The Army will profit by his graduation, for he will surely be an individual and successful officer. His ability as a student, his love of all things military, his qualities of leadership and organization; all will be of great value in the branch which he selects. CORPORAL 2. SUPPLY SERGEANT I GOLF 4 3 TRACK 1 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 32.8 ■flik ALFRED XORMAN WEBB iND DISTRICT RHODE ISLAND NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND ' I LF brought with him to West Point a waft of the salty freshness of Nan- tucket Sound. To this day, especially when sli,ghtly in his cups, he can astound vou with sudden and vivid descriptions of anything nautical, whether it be the navigation of a yacht in a heavy sea against a head wind, or merely the tying of a bo ' s " ns knot in the top of your suspend- erless white trou so that they ' ll stay on through parade. During his plebe summer Alf wore the expression of a sad boy misplaced; but in the fall he joined the choir, and plebe Christmas he burst into glory as company hop manager. At present, he resides in the best residential section of North Dormitory. His business engagements are urgent in the morning, but in the afternoon he is at his ease, and tea is always punctually served at 4 o ' clock. If you are fortunate in your date of calling, Sir Tippitv Emmingway of Pitchly will be there too, and you may hear these fine gentlemen of the old school reminiscing, perhaps, of the quail shooting at Lord Beavebottom ' s lodge; or of pursuing the Wow-bird in the hidden fastnesses of high and and Tibet. And leaving, you will be convinced that Alf is a very good fellow and a fine sport. COLOR SERGEANT I FOOTBALL 4 3 TRACK 4 3 CHOIR 4 3 RIFLE MARKSMAN A.B. 32-9 fl THOMAS JENNINGS WELLS iND DISTRICT UTAH WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA J JJJJ O you think this will ever come natural, sir? " — by Tom in the early days I V I of Beast Barracks to a member of the " Detail " while being coached in 11 H 1 1 the intricacies of " Squads Right. " In the light of the years that have l l followed, we can vouch for the fact that it has all " come natural. " Tom came to West Point from an army family, bringing with him a big heart, a cheerful disposition, and a versatility that has made him famous. Entertainments on the Plebe Hike, Color Lines, and Hundredth Night performances have always found him ready to help, and his mechanical apti- tude has made him a great authority on the manufacture of hop favors. His travels have furnished him with an abundant source of yarns that have always helped out when math grew dull and the evenings long. Tom has been eminently successful at West Point. If he contmues adding to the excellent record he has made while at the Academy, he will be a worthy upholder of the best traditions of the Academy and of the Army. We have great faith in his abil- ity to rise to a prominent position in Infantry circles. We expect him to carry on the work of making Fort Benning the world ' s greatest Infantry School. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 2. LIEUTENANT I RII LE 1 COMPANY HOWITZER REPRESENTATIVE I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 3 2-1 COLOR LINES 4 3 I ROD AND GUN CLUB I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 330 1 RUSSELL WEST RHODE ISLAND NATIONAL GUARD LONG MEADOW, RIIUI5E ISLAND —■USS WEST was a graduate of Brown University before he thought of SI West Point. The lure of the military life as seen in the National Guard I led him to the Point; and he has been one of the quiet supporters of ' 2.8 I for the last four vears. Being quiet and reserved by nature, Russ has _ _I never attracted the spotlight of popular attention and has never won m mm t[ g vjjc circle of acquaintances that his sterling qualities deserve. ■ ' He is fortunate, however, in possessing a small group of close friends who understand him and respect him for his quiet loyalty and splendid sympathy in trouble. Two misunderstandings with the Battalion Board resulted in two slugs for Russ, and he became familiar with the area. The finest part of his reaction to this was his philosophic acceptance of his punishment. Twice placed upon the area for offenses which manv of us considered no olTenses at all, Russ, instead of turning communistic and decrying all things tactical, walked his tours and served his confinement uncom- plainingly with true ' sportsmanship. What a senseless commotion many of us would make in such a case. His friends have found him always steadfast and loyal; he has no enemies; and no man could ask a better evidence of character than that. BOXING SQUAD } i RIFLE MARKSMAN RICHARD WETHERILLJr. AT LARGE LANHAM, MARYLAND HE American Army has never been without a W ' etherill. When Dick dons the Army Blue he will be coming into his own. Any uniform, whether gray, blue, or O. D. looks well on him — he ' s built that way — look at him. He likes soldiering too, real soldiering. He is just as happy with a rifle as with a sword, and his objective is the doughboys. 2S2SSm«w Hop-Manager — that means a spoonoid. Choir — always singing. Whenever vou find a bunch of the boys whoop- ing it up a bit there is Dick with his booming bass. Editor of the Pointer — he reads incessantly — anything — everything and is a ready and entertaining conversationalist. Natu rally he is an able writer. Dick never plays to the grandstand. He is without an affectation, consequently all his acquaintances are his friends. Men like him for what he is, and women A volume could be written on that score. If it were written it would end with Dick still free, white, and twenty-one. From all present indications the only part of that status which he plans to alter is the " twenty-one. " SERGEANT I SWIMMING 3 CHOIR 4 3 2-1 POINTER STAFF 1 I MANAGING EDITOR I COLOR LINES I HOP MANAGER X I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN li 332- ROBERT G. WIESENAUER ILTH DISTRICT MICHIGAN I.AKL LINDEN, MICHIGAN — — — ' OBERT, alias " Boh, " alias " Pussv, " alias " Wies " was born March sth. SI 1903, in the Northernmost part of the Michigan Peninsula. After a I quiet life as a child he forsook the gentler walks of life, bade farewell I to civilian freedom, and began his career as a Future General at Marion , _ I Institute, Alabama. On Julv 1st, 1915, " Pussy " first pulled in his neck T w — «. i»M»» -IS a plcbe. When good men joust, one must lose and Bob lost to the ' ' French Instructor. Bob reentered in September, KJ14, and since then he has been an appreciated member of the Class of ' 18. His quietness and natural abilitv to make friends have been seed sown in fertile soil and he has reaped friends hundred fold. If he has enemies, fear of isolation has restrained their assertions. Downtrodden " goats " and star bedecked Engineers alike meet in Pussy ' s room for the " after-class skag. " Joys and gripes strive for supremacy in the conversation. No man ' s story need remain unheard in this sanctuary ot the " Great God B. S. " When memories of West Point are dimmed bv time and the Class of ' r8 is a rapidly dimmishins; class of grav haired officers, retired. Pussy will hold a cherished place in the hearts of his classmates; always remembered as a man whose life was ruled by the principles of true friendship; the best of " files. " PRIV.«E 5 4 5 L I ROD AND GUN CLUB I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN 333 NOBLE JAMES WILEY, Jr. 7TH DISTRICT ALABAMA WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ajUCK was born in northern New York, spent his early days in China and 9 the Philippines, and was educated in Washington and at West Point. I No more need be said to convince the most casual reader that we have I before us still another Army child who is going the way of so many ■_ — ii— » others and returning to the Army for life. Buck joined the class at - . . Christmas of plebe year after a galhint but unsuccessful battle with the Department of Mathematics. To face an extra year at West Point would never, even by our most loyal sons and heartv admirers be considered a cheerful pros- pect. Nevertheless, Buck ' s cheerful disposition and grim determination to graduate has pulled him through that vear and all the succeeding ones, and we now find him quietly drifting along toward Graduation with the rest of us, bv no means at the bottom of the class. When Buck was turned back our class gained an accomplished and versatile athlete, an entertaining musician, and a man whom we are all glad to claim as a loval class- mate and a staunch friend. His presence on the soccer field or diving board, on the Hundredth Night stage, or leading the Corps in football songs, has made him as well known to the Academy as a whole as to his own class, and his place will be a hard one to fill when he leaves on June twelfth. ACTINO CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL! SUPPLY SERGEANT AND LIEUTENANT I SOCCER 4 3 2. I MINOR " a " 3 I SWIMMING 4 3 2. I LACROSSE 3 CAMP ILLUMINATION 3 COLOR 3 I HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 3 1 I HOP MANAGER 3 CADET ORCHESTRA 4 SONG LEADER I INDOOR MEET 4 1 I PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE EXPERT 334 - 1 HAR EV WESTON WILKINSON SENATORIAL DELAWARE DELAWARE CITY, DELAWARE ;AR ' E came from the University of Delaware, leavins; the comforts and advantages of a co-ed college for a barren barrack room. But his bril- liance and adaptability soon won for him a place high up among his classmates— also on the list of those who receive special attention from all upperclassmen. In every liked and admired friend there is al- wavs some outstanding characteristic that forms an unbreakable tie of friendship. In Harve this trait is his unfailing desire to help others. And with this goes his happiness and unruffled good humor, which is always appar- ent in his conversation and smiling outlook. In social life he carries a definite natural grace, a reserved courtesy, an enviable poise, and as a dancer is the envy of all. His philosophy of life is decidedly optimistic, and always carries him over the bit- terest troubles with the least amount of worry and difficulty. His zeal to do something for the Academy is unsurpassed. Always ready and willing to take the hardest and roughest jobs; his motto is, " someone has to do it, why not I? " A decidedly brilliant prospect as an officer is before him, with his natural talents and his ability to accomplish whatever task confronts him. We know his commanding officers will have few more energetic and dependable junior officers in their command. CORPORAL 2. SERGEANT I ASSISTANT MANAGER LACROSSE 5 2. MANAGER I ASSIS- TANT MANAGER FOOTBALL 3 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 4 3 1 I POINTER 4 COLOR LINES 3 PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE MARKSMAN 335 ! GEORGE FRANCIS WILL 1ST DISTRICT CONNECTICUT TROY, NEW YORK DIOGENES carrying his lamp in search of an honest man with a great heart would need go no further; his quest would end here. George will go to the four corners of the earth to favor a friend, and the disappoint- ments of others seem to be equally his. If asked to name his faults his greatest could onlv be an over-desire to lose himself in doing for others. i " - - Serious? Do you find the downward marks of gravity upon his features? Know him and you have found a source of enjoyment which will flow under all conditions to your satisfaction. We venture George has not always been so, however. For one time George thought long and ponderously over subject matter published by P. Echols with dire results; he involuntarily joined our class so he might think better upon reviewing P. Echol ' s puzzles. George has ever been famous for his word-juggling, a diversion which has always brought showers of abuse or laughter according to the quality of the pun. But his real claim to prominence among kaydets is his unprecedented memory. We gave up when we heard the P reading a passage from the text and then the ejaculation — " Sir, there should be a " Not ' in that sentence. " Such memory is talent amounting to genius and deserving a high place on some pinnacle of fame. SERGEANT I A.D. CATHOLIC CHAPEL CHOIR 4 } 1. 1 CATHOLIC CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 4 3 i I RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER 336 ' l32g ' GEORGE CLINTON WILLETTE SENATORIAL MONTANA WINNETT, MONTANA !S a plebe, we hrst remember him as " the hard-hoiled man who doesn ' t give a damn, for I ' m Mr. Willette, Sir! " and, upon observing him blush when forced to use that language we felt that such innocence as his was out of place so far from home As a Yearling, the bov with the perma- nent blush was an illustration of the " gentlemen prefer blondes " tvpe. This i ood-looking illustration of " Rosy Cheeks " was only a hard- boileJ Montana cow-bov and would not hesitate at any danger or in- trigue. We have often gasped when he battled the Academic Department and some- times doubted the outcome. When a second classman, his roommate found that he was the victim of a complicat- ed coup d ' etat and that Willette was more than a horse thief. He was convinced that this was surelv a Montana " bad man " and that this type appealed to a certain demure ladv with whom he had been friendly. As a First classman, his sphere of domination increased beyond the bounds of K Company, so he annexed the neighboring kingdom of L Company, and his Napoleonic power was felt through the entire Third Battalion. All the above qualities will be combined to make him into one of the best products of the Class. The branch he chooses will hnd him willing and well qualified to make a good and popular officer. SERGEANT I POINTER STAFF 3 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 337 I GORDON R. WILLIAMS 8th district INDIANA WINCHESTER, INDIANA CCORDING to early prophecy Bill was destined to become a stage-door- Johnny. As New York City is only fifty miles from the Academy, here indeed seemed to be a step toward ambition. But ambition rose as the days wore on. From the stage door he made a timid step toward the curtain, and later a bold stride onto the platform. Now bv stunts and stories, by fun and friendliness, and by frequenting Cullum Hall and the Athletic field. Bill is among the few in the center of our stage. Ah, but his ways with the femmes! — or more exactly, the Femme. Devotion is only half descriptive; even after furlough it was the same girl. And how? The answer was in his locker, a smiling photo bearing this inscription, " Love, Dot. " On the gvm squad Bill tries to verify Darwin bv his rope-climbing feat; at track it was the hurdles. He played tennis and golf with both sex. At other times he coached the Goat in Math, answered his daily letter, or even studied. Where now? Air with, Field with. Coast with, or Cit with? But without With, where would Willy wander? LIEUTENANT I TRACK 1 I GYM SQUAD 4 3 2. I INDOOR MEET 3 2. I CHOIR 4 3 2. I POINTER 3 HUNDREDTH NIGHT 3 RIFLE SHARPSHOOTER MACHINE GUN EXPERT 338 ' ia2g ' V JOHN OLI ER WILLIAMS -TH DISTRICT ARKANSAS PINE BLUrr, ARKANSAS 1 R KANSAS lost a good man about four vears a?o. Jovv wandered up here H for apparently no other reason than to size up the life of a soldier. KA Having done so he decided that it was the onlv lite and decided to stay. After leaving high school he tried out life in Chicago, hut tiring of that he tried various other points up and down the Mississippi before i. he tinallv matriculated at the University of Arkansas. His restless soul could not he satisfied there and after a year it moved on to West Point where it has found the proper environment. Being one of our beloved immortals, he has had no easv time with his studies, but his many friends are glad that he has suc- ceeded. However, Jow ' s being a goat does not cast any reflections on his mental capac- ity, for the files of the library will reveal the extent of his extra-curriculum intellectual pursuits, as well as the wisdom exhibited in his conversation with fellow savants. If one should care to discuss philosophy, psychology, poetry, music or a multitude of other subjects, he has only to look upjow. One mav also find other of his accomplishments and qualities manifesting them- selves on the dance floor, in the popular American card game, or when good fellows get together for a little harmonw We all agree that the infantry has another good soldier and a true gentleman to honor its ranks. FOOTBALL 4 5 CHOIR 4 5 L I SUMMER CAMP TENNIS DOUBLES CHAMPION RIFLE MARKSMAN MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER 339 DANIEL M. WILSON SENATORIAL VERMONT BETHEL, VERMONT JjJJJJJJjJ ' AN ' S coming to us fresh from the verdant hills of ' ermont was not so r B much their loss as our gain. Although his hrst year did not promise I H I much in the way of scholastic achievement, and ended by his being S found, he came back full of determination. It seems that his experience • K- made him a wiser but in no respects a sadder man. Not only did he ' wear stars as a Yearling but also he won the gratitude of man ' whom he helped stave off the sallies of the Academic Department. This un- grudging help is characteristic of his eagerness to go out to sacrifice his own time in iDchalf of another. An adventure is never passed up even if its outcome would invoke the wrath of the Tactical Department. Whether it is a question of reposing uncomfortably under a shelter-half in the back seat of a tumbled down jitney, or crashing through with a par score of seven bricks of ice cream at a feed hop, he is never the one to flinch . We hear that the Coast Artillery is going to be the lucky branch although it will mean the keen disappointment of the many other branches which are competing strongly for his services. In concluding, he is a man to whom files mean nothing, whose thoughts are rarely for himself, and whose good humor and wit has endeared him to the few who really know him. SERGEANT I STARS 4 POINTER ASSISTANT 2. RIFLE MARKSMAN 340 ' , 1328 ' " HARRY EDGAR WILSON lOTH DISTRICT NEW YORK SHARPSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA HHE Polo Grounds -Yale Bowl — Soklier ' s Field Yankee Stadium visions of Light Horse Harrv pkinging through tackle for a first down; racing around end for another thirty yards; or pulling down a pass, 1 then twisting and dodging, and sliding through the fingers of hordes , .BHMMB ! of Navv tacklers to cross the line for a touchdown. Will we ever forget " ' " ' them? Not while we rcmemher the four years we have spent here; the brightest spots in our memories will always be the big games, with the high-lights centering on Harrys spectacular dashes. His brilliance on the gridiron continues to shine during the winter on the basket- ball court, and in the spring on the lacrosse field; truly there will be great rejoicing in the camp of our rivals in peace and brothers in war at Annapolis when he graduates. Too often such great success and popularity as Harry ' s begets a bit of egotism, but not so with him; there is no more modest and unassuming man in the Corps than he. Alwavs good-natured, he takes everything as it comes with a smile, and rarely in- dulges in our favorite indoor sport of griping. A man ' s man from the ground to the top of his blond head, a personalitv that wins evervone as a friend, and a sense of humor that never fails. Here ' s luck and continued success to you, Harry! CORPORAL Z LIEUTENANT I TOOTBALL 4 5 2. I " a " 4 3 i I CAPTAIN I BASKET- BALL 4 3 i I " a " 4311 LACROSSE 4 5 2- I " a " 4 3 i I CLASS ATHLETIC REPRESENTATIVE 3 I CLASS TREASURER 2. PISTOL MARKSMAN RIFLE EXPERT 341 ROSCOE CHARLES WILSON AT LARGE JEDDO, PENNSYLVANIA N the first days of Beast Barracks, all classes are heterogeneous collections of men from all parts of the United States, with little organization and no feeling of class spirit or class pride. There is always one man, how- ever, who will soon stand out from the rest; and the realization of his presence as a member is the first sensation of class spirit. When we had been here about a month, the Pointer published some cartoons signed " Bim Wilson ' 18. " We all felt justly proud of a classmate and artist who could so well portray the humorous side of what then seemed to us the most dismal period of our careers as Cadets. Later, as we became better acquainted with one another, we found that, besides a humorist, Bim was a fine comrade, whose sterling qualities were surely destined to bring him to leadership in the class and to an outstanding position in the Corps. In the future, our " A " Books and Pointers will serve as material reminders of all that Bim has done to lighten our cares and enhance our pleasures. But it will require no such material reminder to make us remember those characteristics of level-headed- ness, integrity, and self-sacrificing generosity, which have proved him to be a loyal friend, a true soldier, and a gentleman in every sense of the word. ACTING CORPORAL 3 CORPORAL 1 D.A. A.B. SERGEANT I LIEUTENANT I CLASS VICE- PRESIDENT 2. CLASS HISTORIAN I POINTER 4 3 1 ART EDITOR I HOWITZER 432. ART EDITOR I CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER 4 3 1 SECRETARY 1 SEAL COMMITTEE 3 CHAIRMAN RING COMMITTEE 2. I CAMP ILLUMINATION I RIFLE AND PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER 342- 10 pi;. RUSSELL ALGER WILSON 2.5TH DISTRICT ILLINOIS HURST, ILLINOIS MAN of the world in spite of his expression of innocence, childhooJ spent in that country of living bullets and 100 ' Americans — William- son CtJuntv, Illinois — capped by a year at Southern Illinois Normal University, left no doubts in his mind as to the harshness of the world. Having little faith in man, and none at all in women, he suffers not from the disillusionment that so often unnerves more credulous mortals. For such a happv-i;o-lucky specimen, he has an amazing desire to be doing something. That, perhaps, is hangover from his farming and railroading days. He brought to the Academv a taste for music along with an ambition to be a composer of sentimental songs. Were it not for that, he might be a real musician! Rache ' s ability to find even the academic grind amusing, and his willingness to oblige everyone go a long way toward making us forget such minor faults as reading aloud his letters from ' assar, and his eagerness to debate with anyone on any subject. Whatever branch he takes will not find him a " dud. " CORPOR. L Z SERGEANT I TR. CK 4 5 i CHOIR 4 5 1 1 CROSS COUNTRY 1 CHAPEL CHIMES 3 HUNDREDTH NIGHT ORCHESTRA 2. RIFLE EXPERT MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER PISTOL MARKSMAN 345 LESLIE HAYNES WYMAN AT LARGE NEWCASTLE, MAINE ' )!N the cloistered seclusion of Colbv College, amid ivy covered walls, in- herentlv dear, et al, a scholar lifted his face to Mars and became imbued with that adventurous passion Wanderlust, the spirit of the Army. The fraternal ties of D.K.E. were broken and in their place there came the long grev line — the men of the Corps. Deserting narrative for analy- - _ ' ' ; ' sis, we see in Bill a man whom we have learned to love and admire, a man as fond of literature and philosophy as of riding and shooting. From his wide reading he has a vast fund of information which he disperses with a calm serenity that is a paragon example for even the most stoic. Either the Cavalrv or the Field will soon find Bill as one of its own — and there ' s a rumor that he will not go alone. For h im, the sun rises and sets in the Army. And at the end of the rainbow, whether it lie in the smoke of battle or in the humdrum of peace, success as a soldier will be his. Here ' s to you. Bill. CORPORAL 3 2. SERGEANT I HOCKEY 4 LACROSSE 4 3 SOCCER 2. PISTOL L I CHOIR 4 3 2. I PISTOL EXPERT MACHINE GUN SHARPSHOOTER RITLE MARKSMAN 344 EMMETT F. YOST 6th district KANSAS DOWNS, KANSAS ITH huulahlc amhitions Emmet: left the comforts of the Kansas " Aggies " and lourncvcJ eastwaixl to lom the Kaydet ranks. He took the best and the hardest when he double-timed to the threshold of G Company. Never man accepted punishment more gracefully nor emerged a better soldier than E. F. In true Western style Emmett thrives on shooting ■ : " - ' - ' firearms. They are second nature to him, and he was spotted for the rifle team as soon as Maior Bagby saw the grouping on his first target. The success of the rifle team has been in no small part due to him. It is rumored that the plebe markers matched to tend his target, for one patch covered so many holes. He has shot consistently in all the matches, and his scores brought him honors against the hard-shooting State Police team. Occasionally Emmett changed his style of shooting. There were mashie shots onto the green and skillfully placed lobs on the courts. These with the same idea in mind, high scorer and the winner. If he says he will, he does it; if he says he won ' t there ' s little use to argue. Sincere, helpful and hard working; a pleasure to know him, a joy to live with him, a man who holds vour lifetime esteem. SERGEANT I RULE TEA.M 3 X 1 PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER RIFLE EXPERT 345 I I Aguinaldo, E., Jr. Andersen, C. C. Andrews, V. J. Arthur, A. A. Atterberry, T. L. Bailey, V. K. Bates, L. M. Bennett, A. J. Blossfield, E. F. Bowman, L. R. Brinson, J. H. Brooke, J. T., Jr. Brown, R. E. Bryan, J. K. Buck, L. N. Bullock, R. L. Burnett, N. R. Byrd, C. Z. Casey, J. A. Catron, R. T. Chambers, B. S. Chase, A. B., Jr. Christensen, H. F. Christie Cochran, D. P. Conner, G. F. Conklin, J. E. Coolidge, G. ' . F. Cramond, J. C. Cullen, T. p. Cunningham, I. K. Curry, B. T. Davis, G. McB. N. Casualties Class of 19x8 Davis, P. H. DeArmitt, O. Dehmlow, L. H. T., DeWitt, J. L.,Jr. Doyle, D. G. Duncan, J. S. Edmundson, V. J. Ely, M. H. Enos, L. C. Faulkner, H. K. FiTZGIBBONS, J.J. Forney, T. H. Fox, J. C. Frey, N. Furman, G. C. Gahn, G. V. Geary, J. A. Geers, F. B. Gilbert, O. H. Graham, F. C. Graham, B. L. Graves, H. W. Gray, R. McD. Greear, W. H. Griffin, T. N. Greeley, B. McK. Grigsby, J. A., Jr. Gruenfelder, F. a. Guild, W. E. Hall, G. M. Harshbarger, C. W. Hawkins, K. D. Heavenridge, G. G. Hempstead, E. B. Henry, R. H. Hess, R. K. HiCKEY, E. F. Hosch, F. O. Howell, J. M., Jr. Hubbard, F. H. Hughes, B. F. Hunsaker, J. Hyatt, M. R. Imes, R. p. Ingraham, J. W. Jaeger, D. Jark, C. H. Johnson, J. B. Jones, W. S. Katze, W. H. Keck, T. G. Kerr, R. K. Kimmel, N. W. Kinner, G. H. Kurz, D. a. Landgraff, F. a. Lane, G. C. Lindsey, j. B. LisTON, E. p. J. Lobdell, D. S. Longaker, N. S., Jr. Lukehart, S. M. Lynch, T. R. Lynch, R. E. 346 l« i I McArthlr, ph. McCall, J. D. McCoRNICH McCoNNico,J. D. McCoRMicK, G. E., Jr. McCuLL. v, R. T. McFeeley, W. J. McGouGH, J. T. McKee, R. S. McKenzie, H. R. Malone, a. J. K. Maquire, I. B. Martyn, F. F. Marshall, C. A. Mathews, J. J. Mattes, E. C. Merrill, P. W. Miller, L. P. Minnehane, C. E. Mitchell, D. C. Morrison, H. O. moseley, s. y. Mowry, W. B. Murphy, W. E., Jr. MuRRELL, R. E. Myers, R. L. Newsom, C. M. Nichols, W. K.. Noble, M. F. Odell, F. V. Olin,J. H. O ' Rec.an, G. ' . Orc.an, J. E. Casualties Class of 19x8 Palmer, H. Patrick, G. C, Jr. Pearson, C. W. Pettibone, M. F. Pickett, L. W. Pierce, E. N. Pike, S.J. PlROG, J. A. M. Platt, C. a. POGUE, M. E. Price, J. C. Quill, J. B. Rankin, H. A. Rasmussen, K. E. Rhodes, W. R. Richardson, B. B. Richardson, N. H. Robertson, R. K. Rochester, R. W. Rodgers, R. C. rollovv, t. b. RousH, O. E. Rupert, W. P. Ryan, J. V. Saddler, R. F. Scales, E. H., Jr. schannep, d. b. Selby, V. R. Shaw, J. A. Shahan, R. L. Shelton, G. G. F.,Jr. Smith, D. C. Smith, T. N. Sn.wely, G. E., Jr. Stack, T. J. Stauffer, G. a., Jr Stephenson, S. ' . Story, G. E. Strayer, S. svensson, e. h Talbott, J. N. Tarney, F. H. Thompson, C. E., Jr Thompson, M. P. ToDARO, P. Trotter, L. T. R. ' anLoan, W. H. ' incent, R. F. Wadsworth, J. a. Warren, J. F. Wall, J. F. W.«H, M. P. Watkins, K. Wheeler, O. A. Wheeler, F. V. Whinrey, W. W. Weiner, H. H. Winebar, R. C. Wise, J. Woods, R. N. Worthing, K. E. Wrenn, O. I. Yates, J. C. 347 jMdi Class of 192-8 Adams, P. DeW, Alexander, A. L. Allen, F. G. Allen, J. B. Anderson, A. V. Anderson, F. L. Anderson, S. E. Anderson, W. Bain Baker, G. W. Banta Barnes, V. B. tJEALL Beattie, R. B. Beaumont Bienfang Billingsley Bisson Blair BOATNER Bock, F. L. BoLAND Boos Born Breckinridge Breden Brennan, T. J. Brentnall Brickman Briggs, J. E. Brown, H. Brown, J. V. Brown, R. C. Browning, S. R. Browning, W. W Bulger, J. A. Bunker Butchers Butler, R. G. Caldwell, W. G. Calyer Cody Cole, G. M. Coleman counihan Coverdale Cralle Cummings CuRRAN CuRRIE, W. R. Daley, E. K. Daly, J. B. Dau Davis, L. C. Dayharsh De Lany, N. J. Delmonico Denniston, A. ] Dickey, F. R. Doidge, J. P. Donald Douglas, G. A. Dwyer, R. J. Earle, J. J. Easton, R. L. Ellsworth Enger Everest EZEKIEL Falkner, F. H. Farra.J. F. Finlay FiNNEGAN Fleming Flood Forrest Frederick Fritzsche Fuller, L R. T. A. Gavan, p. a. GiBBS, D. R. Gilchrist Gimmler Goldsmith Goodell Goodrich Green, J. L. Grinstead GuDE Guertler Halff Halterman Handy Harbold Hartman, a. R. Haskell, F. W. Hasting Hathaway Hefley Heiman Hennig Hinrichs HoLLEY Houseman Howard, C. F. Howard, R. A. HuDDLESTON, T. O. Israel Ivy Jack, W. Johns Johnson, W. P. Johnston, K. Johnston, P. H. Keller, E. B. Kelly, R. H. King, C. B. KiRBY, H. C. Kissner Knudsen KooN Lamont Landon, T. Lane, S. H. Lane, T. A. Laubach Lawrence Leahy Leeds Lewis, E. T. Lockett H. 348 l« Class of 192.8 LoVEJOV LUDLAM Ludlow McCuTCHEN McGaer McGuiRE, C. H. McLemore McLennan McNair. D. C. McNamara, a. T. MAcLAUGHi.rN, p. E. Maerdian Mansfield, C. J. Markham, E. M. Mason, S. B. Mathews, E. S. Matteson, W. |. Matthews, C. M. Maxwell, A. R. Meacham Meehan Michela Middledrooks MiLiji, J. S. Mitchell, P. J. Montgomery, H. E. Moore, W. T. MoRAN, H F. Moran, T 1 Morrow,,] j. Morton Moscatelli MuLKEY MuNDY MuRTHA Myers, S. L. Nadal Neary N NOURSE, K. Oakes OBrien 0 " CoNNELL O ' Donnell R. T. K. E. OKeefe, R. p. Olds Olive,.!. F. P RHAM, A H. Pearl Peddkord Peery, p. D. PiNKERTON POHL Potter Prunty Ramey, R. M. Raymond, M. B. ■ Reder Reed, A. W. Reynolds, S. C. Rich RiGGS, T. S. Ross, L. G. Samford Sams, W. C. Sanders, P. L. Saunders, La ' . G. Sawyer SCHEPPS ScHERMACHER Scudder Seeman Shepherd, E. F. Sherburne Shute Sievers Simon Sirmyer Skeldon, F. L. Smith, D. B. Smith, G. F. Smith, R. L. Smith, W. D. Smyser SoMERVILLE Spivey St A LEY Steed Stritzinger Sturies Tally Tarpiey Tarrant Tate Taylor, R, K. Thayer. A. Thayer, E. B. Thomas, A. Titus Todd, W. E. Tom LIN Totten Traub Travis Trent Tunnbr Upham Van Natta V ' ickers Vincent, L. A. Wadman Walter Warren, R. W. Watkins, G. Mcl. Watt, D. A. Webb, A. N. Wells, T. J. West, R. Wetherill Wiesenauer Wiley, N. ,). Wilkinson Will Willette Williams, G. R. Williams, J. O. Wilson, D. M. Wilson, H. E. Wilson, R. C. Wilson, R. A. Wyman Yost 349 I I History of the Class of 19x8 ALL of our cla ss are not flankers, all arc not stocky; but certainly none of us should be small. During our four years here we have met people and have seen and experienced things which should remove from us all of the provincial. A debutante is satisfied with being presented to society, and is in ecstasy when, as is rarely the case, she has progressed so far up the social ladder as to be presented, not to society, but to the cream of society; to statesmen, ambassadors, marshalls, and generals; to queens, princes, princesses, and noblemen. But trv and find the cadet who was ecstatic over passing in review in the driving rain for Queen Marie and her royal son and daughter! Not even the plebes looked forward with joy to that moment, which would have brought gladness to the heart of any debutante. We have come from all parts of the coun- try, from all walks of life; some of us experi- enced, manv of us for the first time outside of the small sphere centered around our homes. But now, after four years together, those of us from the most remote regions of the country are on an equal footing with the others of us from colleges, universities, and the large cities of America. Year by year we have gone together to the football games in New York, in New Haven, in Baltimore, and in Chicago. We have each fall examined together the campus of that great American university, Yale; we have for four years seen a colorful mass of humani- ty filling to the brink its famous Bowl. In Chicago, we have assisted in the dedica- tion of that majestic memorial to the heroes of the World War, Soldiers ' Field, and have, with our football team and that of the Naval Academy, brought to that field the largest gathering ever to witness a football game. Not only have we marched together on our trips away from the Academy, but also we have sat side bv side throusih lectures 350 I Hk I given by men famous throughout the coun- try, have assimilated their ideas, and have vowed to copy their lives and purposes. Educators, soldiers, statesmen, artists; all have come here and furnished us with enter- tainment, instruction, ambition, purpose; purely for the satisfaction of aiding us in our start upon life ' s journey, and of visiting this Academy, which has prepared so many of the Nation ' s outstanding men for their later work and responsibilitv. Four times we have passed through the annual cycle of cadet life; but there has been no monotony. Each year the magnitude of that cycle has increased; new responsibili- ties and new duties have been added; and to make them less difficult there have also been added new privileges and extra pleasures. First we have learned to obev, and next we have learned to command. At all times we have been trained with the purpose of in- stilling in us those two essential attributes of the successful officer; professional knowl- edge and force of character; and around that purpose as a framework the cvcle of cadet life is planned. Life in Beast Barracks was a shock to all of us, so different was it from anything we had experienced before. Our responsibilities during those first days, in the summer of 1914, were few; but the duties were numer- ous. Work and continuous work was our lot; work without pleasure, other than the pleasure to be derived from application and progress, and with but little interruption for recreation. The one jov spot in the arduous summer was the Plebe Hike, and it was no unmixed blessing! But that first football season added a zest to our work and hasten- ed the passage of our year of ignobility. How well we shall remember the first time we marched into the Yale Bowl, applauded bv eighty thousand people! Then Plebe Christmas, spent here at W ' est Point, was none the less welcome on that account; for with it came the first taste ot the social side of cadet life: the hops, the informals, teas, sledding parties, and movies WITH! But this was all but forgotten during the grind of the next five months, shortened bv winter and spring athletics and by the expectation of what was to come to us in June; months brought to an end bv that crowning glorv and justification of Plebe Year, RECOGNITION, which makes a man realize just what Plebe Year is really worth to him. During Yearling Year the cycle increased in amplitude. With it came the privilege of attending hops, of canoeing, of using the golf course and tennis courts, and of partici- pating in innumerable, heretofore forbidden pleasures. But duty and pleasure walked hand in hand. The hard hand of upper class domination was replaced by the equally stern hand of the Academic Board, and I 351 I milirarv servitude was changed to scholastic drudgery. The rockbound reefs of yearling Math are numerous and well concealed from the eye of the mariner, and have wrecked the career of many an embryo officer. Just as the football games of Plebe Year had offered a relaxation from the constrained plebe life, so during this year they offered relaxation from our studies and cleared our minds for harder work. After eighteen con- tinuous months of West Point, yearling Christmas leave brought joy to our hearts and rest to our studv-wearied brains. And vet there was little hardship connected with our return to studies after Christmas, for then, though our iirst Christmas leave was a thing of the past, it had been replaced on the horizon by an even bigger event in our life, by Furlough, with its ten weeks of freedom from studies; from drills; from reveille, drums, and bugles; from stiff trou- sers and tight collars; and from all the sched- uled regularities of cadet life. With second class year responsibility en- tered into the cycle. We were now corporals, and as such were responsible in a small way for the maintenance of discipline and morale in the Corps. We were now well enough acquainted with West Point to realize the true purpose and purport of its training. Plebe ignorance and the yearling slouch were things of the past, having been replaced by an acceptance of responsibility and a willingness to further the interests of the Corps. After the rigorous studies of yearling year, our second class course was a dead- beat — we made it so at least — ; so that we were able and ready to devote more time to athletics and activities. We had, as well, sufficient leisure to re-live our furlough adventures and amours and to nourish the latter to maturity. Towards the end of the year the reins of cadet activities were slowly passed over to our hands, with the result that bv the advent of first class year, our hands were steady and ready to guide cadet activities through another successful year. The fourth and last cycle was the widest and greatest of all. Drudgery disappeared; promotion to leadership brought an end to subservience; responsibility became com- plete; and to make acceptable that responsi- bility, the wide privileges of the first class became ours. During June our trip to Fort Wright and Mitchel Field added to our already long list of experiences, and gave us a taste of life as experienced in the Coast Artillery and Air Service. Without curiosity or hero worship, we were able to see Lind- bergh and Byrd, as well as the planes which carried them across the Atlantic, to Europe and to fame. Upon our return to summer camp, the diversity of our drills, the Beast Detail, the relaxation of week-end leaves, all lessened the burden of the summer drill schedule, and together with the hops, Dela- I • «■ •■-. ' -. j - • .-»■ » .i».- -».- 352- field, golf, tennis, and the visits of the movie people, made our last summer camp an extremely pleasant one. With the fall came our last football trips as cadets; the trip of the first class to New York for the opening night of " Dress Pa- rade, " which had been taken at West Point during the Summer; the trip to New York for the National Horse Show; and more week-end leaves. These leaves made none the less pleasant our last Christmas Leave, which passed by in a whirl of parties and shows, quick as a flash it seemed. This last year was a year of superlatives; our last winter sports; our last Hundredth Night; our last spring sports; the Ordnance trip to Frankfort Arsenal and Aberdeen Proving Grounds, our last trip awav from W est Point as Cadets; and iinallv our last June week. For June Week and Graduation, we had worked assiduouslv for four years and had endured all the vicissitudes of cadet life. This last fleeting week was an unending round of pleasure, and yet it contained a note of regret because it was the ending of four years of endeavor; trying at times, un- pleasant at times, but always made bearable by visions of this goal, the attainment of which would have merited even more than it had cost. For four vears we have received from West Point nourishment to sustain us, to build us, and to prepare us for our future work. We have been trained with a thor- oughness which should satisfy the most exact- ing master, or the most receptive student. We trust that, in expending so much time, so much labor, and so much monev upon us, the Academy has not made a mis- take by investing in a worthless enterprise. While we have been here, we believe, possi- bly through pride alone, that we have returned to the Academy a small part of what we have received. Through wide rep- resentation on the Academy teams, we have lent a great deal to the success and prestige of Academy athletics; likewise, we have furnished successful leaders and managers for the various activities and publications of the Corps. Moreover, it is recognized that the spirit of the first class is the spirit of the Corps. We trust that during this last vear we have maintained the ideals and the honor of the Corps and that we have so guided the under classes that, now that we are leaving, thev will be able to carry on where we have left off, ever maintaining the Corps in its position of honor and esteem. And we further hope and believe that in us, and in the careers for which we have been prepared, the Academy and the Army have an investment which will repay amply all that has been expended upon us. I 353 ii Class of 19x9 Abbott AcKLEN Adcock Allan, C. C. W. Ander ox, R. L. Andrews, R. W. Angluin Armagost Armstrong, DeV. Arnett Avre, S. E. Babb Baltzell Barber Barnes, G. R. Bassett Beaver Bell, W. L. Bennett Beynon Blue BORK Bowyer Brewster Briggs, K. M. Brooke, J. F. Brown, D. F. Browne, R. J. Brownlee Bryan, J. K. Bryan, T. L. Buchanan Buck, L. N. Bullock, W. C. Bush Byrd, C. Z. Calidonna Gallery Calloway Caraway, P. W. Carey Carns Carpenter Carr Chaffee Chandler, R. E. Chard Clarke, L. Colby Cone congdon, n. a. CoNLEY, E. T. connally ' , w. p. Conner, G. F. Cook, R. L. coolidge, g. w. Cooper, A. B. Cooper, R. C. CoSTELLO CoUTLEE Crandall Crary Ckuise CUNO DeKaye Dent DE Riemer Dibb DoDsoN, E. A. DoLAN Doubleday Draper DuBose Dunn, W.J. DwYRE, D. G. Easley Elias Evans, G. R. Evans, J. B. Fadness Fagg Fellows Fink, R. FiTZGIBBONS, J. J. Forney Frame Francis FREEMA French Fries Gavin, J. Geary, J. A. Ghormley GiDDINGS Gilbert Goldberg Graham, B. Graul Greear Greeley Grier, J. L. Griffin 354 P. L. Griffith, E. G. Guy ' er Hail Hall, W. E. Hamlin Hammack Hammond, J. W. Hammond, T. W. Hannigan Harding, J. G. Harkins Hattan Hayden, E. C. Hayden, J. C. Hayes, H. G. Hays, G. R. Heidland Hempstead Herndon Hill, R. L. Hornor Horridge HoRTON, J. C. Hubard Hughes Huglin Hunter, C. N. Jark, C. H. Johnson, R. C. Jones, C. R. Jones, S. W. Joyes Karnes Kearney Keeler Keirn, D. J. Kinnee Kirkpatrick, E. E. Kirn, W. T. Knight Kraft Kraus Krauthoff Kutz Ladd LaPp.age Lasher Latimer Lincoln LiNDSEY LoNGAKER II mki i ! t Class of 192.9 LOSEY Palmer Love Parient LoVELL, J. M. Parks, H. C. LoWRY Parr Lynch, C. A. Partin Lynch, F. H. Peake Lynch. G. E. Pearson, H. E. Lynch, T. R. Perkins LVNDE Person, J. L. McAneny Pfannkuchen McCartney Phillips McClelland Pierce McCoy, J. W. McCuLLA Poinier Poole McDermid POORMAN McDonald Quill McKeagle McKee, W. F. QUINN, D. V. McKeefe Ranck McKenzie Rasmussen McNally Rau McNerney,J. a. Mace Redlack Reilly, G. M. Mackintosh Renshaw M ajors Reynolds, J. G . Mathews, J. J. RiNDLAUB Maulsby ROBBINS Mays Merrill, F. D. Rodey Roth, M. S. Merrill, P. V. Sadler Meyer, R. H. G. Samuels Miller, F. P. Sands Miller, W. Schannep Millett Schorr Milwit Seitz Minniece Serrell Montgomery, H. G. Seward Moody Shimonek Moore, H. Shumate Morrill, P. K. Silver Moseley, E. L. Simpson Murphy, V. E. Sladen Muse Smith, F. H. Napier Smith, R. V. M. Nave Smothers Nesbitt Sommres, C. Nichols, J. A. Sprague Nichols, K. D. Statham Noble Steadman Ofsthun Steinbeck OHara Stephenson, J. O OsTRAND Stephenson, S. V Stevenson, H. W. Stevenson, W. F. Stevnino Stone, J. N. Strader Strauss Stribling Stubbs SuNDT Sutherland, G. R. S vENSSON Sykes Talbot Tavanlar Taylor, T. F. Tench Theimer Thompson, M. R. Thompson, P. S. Thompson, P. W. Thompson, W. J. Treat Trotter LInderwood ' an Bibber V ' anderblue V ' ander Heide Velasquez Vestal ViCKREY Vincent, R. F. ViNEY Vittrup Walker, D. F. Walker, J. S. Ward, R. W. Watkins, K. Wentworth Wetzel Whiteley Wiegand Wilde, H. G. Williamson Wilson, W. K. Wilson, W. C. WiMER Winn Woodbury Woods, R. N. Wright Zimmerman, D. Z. 355 I I History of the Class of 192.9 WHEN Colonel Svlvanus Thavcr organ- ized the " ' West Point System " he incorporated into his scheme one feature for which succeeding classes of cadets have ever been grateful. He provided that, after two years spent in exacting pursuit of learning, the cadets could leave their duties for the ethereal delights of life as civilians. For ten weeks they were untrammeled by tacs, by the shrill fifes that disturbed their slum- bers, by Sunday morning inspection. We can picture them, setting off in post-chaises, by boat, or on horseback, exulting in the pros- pect of a summer of freedom. We did not differ from our predecessors in our appreci- ation. The rain of graduation dav may have been a sign of a delightful summer; at least it fell in quantities that seemed to prophesy plenty of fair weather to follow. We stood in dripping ranks before the barracks, and dripped still more during the graduation exercises, all the while counting the hours that remained. Then the exercises were over, the appointments were read and we were off. Furlough had begun. We ushered in furlough with a gav ban- quet in New York, and then scattered over two hemispheres, to renew acquaintances and friendships of long years ' standing, to make our new contacts with the life of the world from which we are here so largely sheltered. The days sped by, with skags, full moons, and all the concomitants rec- ommended bv the Plebe Bible as necessary to a successful furlough. Then came to each of us an impressive envelope with the stern words " War Department " in the corner. The notice it contained proved harmless but it marked the beginning of the end. A few days later we were on our way back to the Highlands of the Hudson. More than two years had gone by since we had entered with some forebodings the grim fastnesses of West Point. But it was not with foreboding that we returned to the now familiar gray buildings set on the gray cliffs. It was with a feeling akin to homecoming, a feeling of satisfaction at returning to the round of duty after a few weeks of respite. We immediately noticed changes. We missed some of our classmates, and many of our tacs, while new courses imposed new exactions. But the most marked change was in our own mental attitude. We saw cadet life with a different perspective from that of our years as plebes and as yearlings. We felt that we understood better the sys- tem which shapes our lives, that we appre- ciated better the value of the training which West Point gives, that we realized more clearly the influence of the traditions which an eventful past has given us as our herit- age. In comparison to this mental change the other changes were reduced in im- portance. With this mental change affecting our approach to our work, with perhaps a more serious attitude, we set out on another year. We had hardly become accustomed to the routine, when the football season brought with it not only excitement, but something more. Tradition has given to West Point various institutions, but there is none more char- acteristic than the Goat-Engineer football game. We turned from the engrossing games of the Corps team to this, the one great game of the Second Class. On the eve of the game the Goats held a successful rally; on the day itself they organized a parade on a greater scale than ever before. It was raining, the P 356 field was a sodden mud wallow, but the game was plaved. Two davs later the result was justihed bv the outcome of the climax of the fall schedule, the colorful Army- Navy game in New York. The year went its course, marked by changes in administration, by Christmas leave, by the thousand and one occupations of the academic year, by anticipation of the vear to come. The various stages of a cadet s career have been described by some as a year of inexperience, a year of cocksureness, a vear of oblivion, and a vear of resplendent refulgence. In this scale the Second Class year is the year of oblivion into which the cadet sinks until he emerges a First Class- man. But this classification is a bit caustic, and largelv untrue, for the Second Class is neither submerged nor downtrodden, but rather is activelv engaged in preparation for its final vear, when it will assume the responsibilitv for the carrving out of the time-honored traditions of the Long Grav Line. We now look forward to the gradua- tion that will bring to us not onlv the responsibilities and duties but also the prestige and pleasures of the First Class vear. I Officers of the Class of 192.9 R. D. LN TwoRTii D. Z. Zimmerman G. F. Baltzell P. H. Draper Santitn President L. A. Hammack Athletic Representative Vice-President E. W. Carr Historian 357 ii Class of 1930 Ahearn Alexander, D. S. Allen, V. H. Ammerman Anderson, H. C. Appelman Atkinson Ausman Baker, D. H. Barrow Bartlett Beasley Beauchamp Berry, E. Blackford Blanchard Bogart, T. F. Booth BoSWORTH BovD, H. R. Boyle Bradley Brandt Brett Brisach Bristol Brooks, H. E. Brown, P. H. Brunzell Burnett, N. R. Cagle Candler Carlmark Carmichael Carrithers Carter, W. A. Castle Chalmers Clark, P. Clarke, C. H. Clifford Cloud Cook, B. S. Cooper, D. A, Cordray CoRR Crabb Crawford Cron, R. E. Croswell CuRCIO Curtis, J. O. Dannemiller Darrah Davis, M. S. Deering Dellinger Dennis Dice Dickinson, W. D. Diddlebock Dodge, C. G. Dodson, a. K. DoHS Donnellan Dudley, J. H. Duehring Dunn, T. W. East Eastburn Eckert, W. D. Edgar Emery Esenwein EWBANK Feagin Ferguson Fernstrom Fitch Fletcher Folk Freeman, R. S. Fuller, A. L. Ganey Carton GiBBS, G. W. GiBNER Gibson Godwin, H. L. Goodwin, A. C. Gordon Graham, W. T. Greco Grisham Grubbs Guenther GuNDERSON Guthrie Haas Haggerty Hamlett Hampton Harding, M. L. Hardish Harris, A. E. Harris, W. H. Harris, W. W. Haskell Haugen Heath, L. T. Heimerdinger Heiss Heitman Herbert Heriot Hill, G. E. Holtzen Howard, C. E. N. Howell HowzE, C. N. Howze, H. H. Humphrey Hurt, M. H. Hutchinson, R. C. Hutton James Janairo Jeffrey Johnson, M. C. Johnston, R. D. Jones, S. E. Jurney Kane, ON. K. Keller, C. Kelley, S. p. Kenny Kent Kilborn Kilpatrick Kimpton King, L. KlSER Klinke koscielniak Kowalski Kromer KUMPE KuNZIG 358 l« j i Class of 1930 Lancefield Landon. K. M. Langdon, W. H. Lee, M. J. Lermond Levy Lewis, C. Lewis, H. dv B. Lewis, M. LiNDQUIST, R. E LoTHROP LuCKETT, J. S. LUNN McClintick McCoy, H. M. MacFarland MacLeav Mandelbaum Markham, H. S. Mason, G. L. Maxwell, W. R. Meguire, E. L. Mifflin Millener, R. D. Miller, D. B. Miller, J. A. Miller, T. Mitlhell, H. v. Moore. H. R. Moore, N. D. Morgan Morrow, S. L. Murrell, J. H. MuTH Neal, N. a. Nealon Neil, D. R. Nelson. H. E. M Norstad Nyquist Odenweller Odom Oh me OKeefe,R.J. Olin OMeara Packard, H. B. Parker, R. C. Patrick Pauley Pelissier Perrin Perry, G W. R. Perry, V. A. Persse Peterson, A. C. Peterson, C. L. Piper Pitcher Porter, E. A. Porter, R. W. Ports PoSPISIL Pradish Preston Ql ' inn, H. W. Ql ' into Ratcliffe Richardson, J. L. Riley. J. J. Rishebarger Roth, S. Rothschild Roy Royall RUBSTOW Sachs Sampson Sauer, J. S. Sawin Schimmelpfennig Schlatter Scott- Shaffer Shahan Shannon SiSSON Smith, A. M. Smith. A. D. Smith, H, L. Smith, P. W. Smith, S. Stevens, E. S. Stone, A. G. Stoughton Strode R. C. Stuart ScDASNA Sutherland, Sl ' TTON Sweeney SwOFORD Taber Talcott Tapping Taylor, D. R. Taylor, W. N. Terry, F. G. Thiede Thompson, F. Thompson, W. S. J. Throckmorton Timothy Tobin ToWNES Truly Twyman Tyler Uhlman Vh Ulsaker Urban NE Waldrop Wall, T. F. Walsh, B. Walsh, J. X. Watson, A. U ' atson, R. J. Weber, F. R. Weber, M. A. G. Wehle, p. C. Weyrauch Whipple Williams, G. E, Wilson, J. K. Wing Winters Wood, R.J. Wooten Wright, A. M. Wright, W. H. S. YouNT, p. F. 359 I i History of the Class of 1930 WHEN the first writer of class histories took his pen in hand to compile a record of his class he had a comparatively easy job. At least it was new to him, to his class, and to the ultimate readers of his effort. The next man who took up the bur- den of recounting the events which had transpired during the past year found it a harder job. Thus, succeeding writers have been forced to labor in order to work into their narratives something original. Where their initiative failed a dry and dull account resulted. Some, however, have managed to present something readable not only to those naturally inclined to be interested in the Corps, but to the uninterested as well. The task then, — the legacy, which the first writer of many years ago has bequeathed to the chroniclers of today — is not an easy one. The history of the class of 1930 differs very little from that of the classes which preceded or those which will follow it. How can it, as long as the Academy remains firmly rooted in its traditions ? Is not the history of one cadet the history of every cadet ? There may be small differences, it is true, but the history of one year ' s events " in general " is the history of every other year ' s events. We entered West Point two years ago. Among us was to be found every type of youth existing in the United States. A rep- resentative body, a veritable cross-section of the country, was presented to those who took charge of us on our arrival. Now as June Week approaches, we plan to go back to those places " from which we sprung. " Will we go back the same, unchanged from those who climbed the hill, suitcases in hand, in July, 192.6? No, we will not be the same, we cannot, should we wish to be. Gone arc the individual traits and com- plexes which we brought to the Academy. Gone are our former thoughts and ideas. In their places, we have the stamp of the Corps, the feeling for West Point. We are Cadets. Nor are we the first so to go on furlough. We resemble our predecessors in actions, thoughts, and speech almost as much as in the grey uniforms we wear. Our variegated individualisms have been poured into a mold and emerge, in two years, much alike. Two more years will complete the process, but most of the work has already been accom- plished. There are some, it is true, who could not (or would not) go through this amalgamation. Where are they? They have gone, they are not at West Point. Were we sorry to see them go ? Yes, because we did not realize in what way they differed from the rest of our class. In some way they were not fitted and will attempt their successes in other fields. Thus the Academy moves on in its seeming paradox; ever changing, yet never changing. The Cadets we see around us are merely a type which has existed since the founding of the Academy and will continue to do so as long as West Point stands. Thev are like the characters on Keat ' s Immortal Grecian Urn: " Fair youth, bciuath the trees, thou canst not leave Thy song, nor ever can those trees he bare. Bold lover, never, never, canst thou kiss. Though tv inning near the goal , — yet do not grieve She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss. Forever wilt thou love and she be fair. " Are we not as the pictures which the poet sees on this urn? As these scenes can never fade or change, so our traits, our characteris- I 360 I tics, as cadets will never change until eternity blots out both earth and urn. If the necessary objective of history is to " kindle imagination while preserving it from the fanciful and unreal, " has this paper embodied anything which mav he subject to misinterpretation? That is lor its readers to decide. Why recount the same events over and over, though, when the history of each class is so similar? Yet, we remember, even the most unemo- tional in the class, landmarks in Yearling year. Summer camp — the football season and the defeat of the Navy at the Polo grounds, — first Christmas leave — Basketball — Hun- dredth Nite — Navv Dav. Now again comes June week and Furlough. Will we go out this summer better men for having spent two vears at West Point? We believe so, but onlv the future can tell what the past has accomplished. I Officers of the Class of 1930 A. L. Fuller Secretary C. N. PiPF.R Athletic Representatne R. C. Hutchinson President P. C. EHLE Vice-President T. C. Odom Treasurer R.J. Wood Historian 61 ii I Class of 193 1 Adair Adams, A. J. Allen, C. T. Allen, W. H. T. Armstrong, D. K. Arnold Axel Ayers, L. a. Baker, E. A.J. Baker, J. W. Baldwin Barclay Bard Barnett Barr Bays Beck Beebe Beishine Beloer, M. E. Bell, V. J. Benante Berg Berry, J. A. Berry, J. G. Bethune Blake Blanning Blunda Bogart, F. a. Bond, V. H. Bonds, N. R. Bonesteel Bowman Boyd, R. K. Brady, J. W. Brooks, C. LeR. Brown, E. A. Brown, E. L. Brown, J. M. Brown, R. Q. Brown, S. G. Bucher BuCHWALD Buck, C. F. Burns Burroughs Cain, H. B. Callahan Car. way, F. Cardell Carhart Carlisle Carlson, D. F. Carlson, G. C. Carlson, G. W. Carroll Carter, M. S. Carter, R. S. Carver Cassevant Cassidy Gather Cave Chandler, W. E Chappell, J. M. Chappell, p. E. Cheal Cladakis Cole, L. F. Colegrove Cook, E. F. Coolidge, J. B. Cooper, H. B. Corbett CORBIN Cotter COYLE Cron, L. N. CULLEY CuSACK Daily, J. Daley, J. P. Damberg Danek, R. R. Davidson Davis, J. J. Davis, W. A. Davis, W. D. Decker Del Campo Densford Dick, P. V. Dick, W. W. Dickey, J. K. Dickson, M. S. DiESTEL DiETZ DiSHMAN Donaldson Dougher Duff Duffy ' Durst Easterbraok, E. Eaton Eckhart, E. S. Eddy Elegar Ellis EsDORN Harris Fisher Fitzsimmons Flaherty Fleeger Ford, B. A. Ford, H. C. Frederick, C. E. Fulton Gallup Gay Gough Gould Green, C. E. Greene, A. A. Greenlief Greer, F. P. Griffith, R. H. Grunert GURR Hackett Hagood Hall, W. C. Hammond, J. R. Hampton, W. A. Hanmer Hannah Hansborough Hardick Harris, H. P. Harrison Hartman, G. F. Hauck Haynes Helms Hendrickson Henry Hercz Herman Herrick Hewitt Hickey Hiddleston, E. W Hightower Hockenberry Hogan Holbrook Holland Hoover houser, g. p. Howe Hoy Huffman Hughes, H. A. Humber Hunter, H. W. Huntsberry ' Hutchison, D. W. Inskeep Irvine, I. B. Irvine, M. M. Isbell Jackson Jewett Johnson, M. W. Johnston, F. V. Jones, M. A. Jones, W, S. Kauffman, R. K. Kedziora Kerwin, a. R. KiMZEY King, J. I. Klawuhn Knierim, L. Kohls, C. V. Kreuz Kreuger, O. C. Krueger, W. Knuish Lancaster Landaker, C. L. I« " - - I r I ' XtMXiiitli- Class of 193 1 Lane, R. H. Lang LOIS Lash Lawson, D. H. Leary Leckie Lee, L. F. Lee, R. M. Leeper Lehrfeld Leinster Lester Levenick Leydecker LiCHIRlE Little LoYD McAleer McBride, C. R. McClaren, B. Q. McClellan, J. T. McCoNNELL McCrimmon McGee,J. H. McGoWEN McNair, C. F. McVea MacLachlan, C. L. MacLaughlin, . J. Magee, M. M. Mahonev Mallory, B. B. Malloy, J. T. Maloney Mansfield, H. W. Marmon Marnane Marshall Martin Mathews Mayo Meade Messinger Meulenberg Miller, P. G. Milner, W. W. Mitchell, E. C. Mitchell, J. H. Moffat H. MoHR Montgomery. R. MoONEY Moore, E. Moore. M. M. Moore, R. W. Moore, V. B. MoRiN. V. A. M. Morris Moses Motherwell Mount Muenter NiXDORFF Noble, J. B, Olson Ondrick Orr Pachler Pahl Parham, W. L. Park, J. W. Parker, E. M. Parker,!. W. Parkman, R. B. Passarella Patterson, D. R. Patterson, J. . . Pearson, A. M. Perry, M. O. Peters Peyton Porter, L W, Powell Pratt Pressley Pritchard Pruitt Pumpelly Purnell Quackenbush Ragland Rainey, H. D. Raker, J.N. Raymond, C. W. Read, J. V. M. Redden Reed, H. H. Reidy Terry, H. A. RODENHAL ' SER T.ioM.As, M. L. RODGERS, L. H. Thompson, E. L. Rogers, G. F. Thompson, H. A. Roller Thuney Romero Timberl. ke RONNING Tipton RoONEY Train Rothrock Treweek ROYSTER Troxel Ruggles TuRPIN Russell Van Divier, J. N Saint Veal Sams, J. D. Vickery, C. L. Sanford VOGEL Sartain Vogt Scheiwe Wagner, C. C. Schmick, p. W.aoner, S. E. Schomburg Wakeley Semple Walden Sheen Walker, E. A. Shepherd, R. P. Walz Sheram Ward, P. O. Shinkle Warren, F. H. Singles Waters Skeldon, J. R. Watts, R. P. Skidmore Webber, D. B. Smart We.ble, N. R. Smellow Welsh, J. P. Smith, B. B. Wertz Smith, C. C. Westermeier SoRAGHAN Westpheling Spangler Whitside Speidel Wiley, W. B. Speiser Williams, H. D. Stafford Willis Stayton WiLROY Steinbach, R. Wilson, N. B. Stiness WiRAK Stroker, J. F. Wise. R. H. Strother, D. C. Wood, G. R. Stunkard Wood, J. H. Sullivan Wood, S. A. Sutherland, A. J. Woodward, W. B SwiNK Workizer Tague Wright, R. H. Taul Yates Taylor, W. Young Teall, H. S. Zimmerman, J. B 363 I I History of the Class of 193 1 The Coming " Paradise Lost " It was rather nice to he pointed out as the bov who was going to West Point. One ' s shoulders squared unconsciously, and one ' s eyes shot forth a challenge. The Boy had liked the feeling of superiority. Now the gray walls were close, casting a shadow by the river. The life of the city was his no longer. The river rolled seaward, leaving him a bit of flotsam on its shore. The plebe Hike passed like a dream. The damp rains of an early fall clutched at the winding column (with dripping fingers) that day in August. Camp Smith and its soggv food were left behind. The Boy trudged on in sunlight toward Mohansic and Mahopac foot inspections dances and was herded over countless moun- tain ranges through Oscawana and its ultra-modern Semitic civilization down into the valley of the Hudson. Home again — the joy and gladness of it! A brief vacation with nature and the shadow of those stern gray walls claimed him once more. Eager feet and searching eyes urged him toward the realization of a dream. The pic- ture of a new life made him forget the op- pressive heat of Julv, drew him on into the shadow of the gray walls, and out into the sunlight beyond. Beast Barracks ' The Reformation ' Beast Barracks! — groaning days of toil. Never-ending drills, the responsibilities and requirements of a Fourth Classman, instruc- tion in swimming and dancing; all were his master. The Detail, lean sons of Mars, ruled his life with stern, exacting hands. The Boy looks back on this brutally happ - period of new friends and new ideals which he adopted with a whole heart. He would never go through it again, but he would never have missed it all. III. Fall " The Crusades " Academic work is never pleasurable. The Bov thought that he had never seen so many tasks to be done. And added to these was the wrath of the homecoming Second Classmen. All and all September was a rather dreary month. To be sure there was his pride in the fighting Army team, there was a certain satisfaction in seeing his own class team fight for the Academy and ' 31. The river brought vague rumors of out- side forces at work — the very leaves which fell from the trees seem hostile. Racing fig- ures dotted the plain. Army will soon be on the warpath! The Boy counted the days. Yale! A weary march — nurses — coon-skins — hoarse throats — disappointment. But the Bov ' s heart was young and Notre Dame loomed on the horizon. 564 i 3- Stuffy coaches again — mobs of cheerers — the game — hoarseness and then home to re- joice — to gloat — to thumb his nose at Navy. Fourteen days! The coaches seemed less stuffy — the march was on! We swept all be- fore us — Victory — freedom — then New York was his! The Bov had caught the spirit of sportsmanship at West Point. His heart was full. IV. Christmas " Among My Souvenirs " A blaze of lights— music -laughter — one happv day followed another to merge into perfumed nights. The Boy gasps at the unre- strained )ov of life. Freedom was his femmes! A classmate slumped against the sall - port. Christmas -Damn! What did it mean to him? His name on the turn-out sheet had been like a douse in cold water. Dark winter skies sank down and smothered him. " Draggin, Phil? ' " Nope — " " Gosh, Fve got three coming up for Christmas night and — sav would vou drag — Fve ? " ' " Sorr -, old man " Con " vou sec- - I — " " That ' s too darn bad i ' hil could I coach — anvthing - ? " " Guess Fll be O.K. " " Cheerio! I ' m off freedom! Wow!! " And Phil was found but the show went on. 3- A glow of light and music against the sombre background of the river — the sweeping beauty of the waltz claimed the Boy. Then like Napoleon ' s hundred days, Waterloo submerged him. V. Winter " The Dark Ages " Not that the Boy blamed the upperclass- men — anyone would have been griped — but gee! couldn ' t thev realize that he might be griped, too? Winter sports helped a little. Ccrtainlv there was no scarcitv of athletic events. Basketball, boxing, wrestling, all did their best to enliven the week-ends that otherwise might have been spent in sleep. The movies, too, made an attempt, however feeble, to chase the blues awav. Even the darkest days must drag by, and before the Boy realized it, winter had melted and the sun shone once more. VI. June and Recognition " Paradise Regained " The smells of Spring fill the air and hopes bloom once more. The Boy dreams — soon the first lesson in manhood will be com- pleted. The days fairly sprint by. June al- ready! Now the exhibitions in the gym are over — all gvm is over! The Boy and his classmates pinch each other — real! Gradua- tion Parade — Graduation — a yearling at last! June week had been bewildering — kaleido- scopic. Summer camp looms out ahead. The Bov is readv to begin his second lesson in manhood. J 365 I j ii Committees cl 1 dozen committees — compris- ing in personnel perhaps a tenth of the Class, have guided 1918 through its four short years. To accomplish our many wishes, and to represent adequately and fully our aims, has been their task. These Committees contain only those men whom we knew and felt were leaders. No relative ranking list nor scholarly attainment has guided us in our choice. Rather we have sought those who have eschewed both the cry of " Dangerous Precedent " as well as the senseless mouthing of " It ' s a Good Idea. " To these men who have handled class matters so successfully both in times of loyal co-operation and in the face of stubborn opposition, we present these next few pages . . I Lyle E. Seeman President Class of igzS I NoRRis B. Harbold Vice-President CLiss of igzS John S. Mills Secretary Class of iqzS 367 I Harry E. Wilson Athletic Kepn-seutative Class of igzS David V. Traub TreasNirr Class of kjzS RoscoE C. Wilson Historian Class of igzS I 68 I I Honor Committee David W. Traub, Chiiirvuin Cyril H. McGl ' ire August W. Kissner John A. Samford Horace L. Beall, Jr. John J. Morrow Bryant L. Boatner Hampton E. Montgomery, Jr. Francis H. Boos Charles T. Leeds, Jr. Ralph T. Nelson Frederick L. Anderson, Jr. Henry L. Flood 369 I I ii t Board of Governors James E. Briggs, Chairman Samuel R. Browning James W. Brown, Jr. William T. Moore John S. Mills Robert B. Parham William H. Tunner 370 Hop Managers NoRRis B. Harbold, Senior Samuel E. Anderson Truman H. Landon Arthur W. Meehan John C. Oakes Walter G. Staley Thomas F. VanNatta, III Richard Wetherill, Jr. 371 if Election Committee Lyle E. Seem an, Chairman Paul A. Gavan John H. Hinrichs William J. Matteson John G. Oakes James F. Olive, Jr. Emmett O ' Donnell, Jr. John A. Samford Donald B. Smith David W. Traub Alfred N. Webb RoscoE C. Wilson 372- r I Equipment Committee Equipment Insurance Henry F. Beaumont, IV, Chiiirvhiu Robert T. Frederick Alvord V. P. Anderson, Jr. William J. Matteson Elmer B. Thayer Robert B. Parham Edward M. Markham, Jr. James E. Briggs Robert T. Frederick Henry F. Beaumont, IV I 373 I I i I ll Camp Illumination Committee Duncan S. Somerville, Chairman Samuel E. Anderson James E. Briggs Roland C. Brown Robert T. Frederick Roy H. Guertler NoRRis B. Harbold Church M. Matthews John C. Oakes Lyle E. Seeman Donald B. Smith Robert F. Tate Elmer B. Thayer David W. Traub Roscoe C. Wilson 374 I I Cheer Leaders Robert H. Kelly John H. Hinrichs John T. Murtha, Jr. Noble J. Wiley, Jr., Song Leader 375 I Bennie Havens I - ' iVENS. ' f In these i n cb travel ' d matchless hills of ours That stretch unto the reservation s end. Elusive contours many times have sprung. The mighty profile of the river s hend Is by the train ' s shrill echo often rung During all the hours. With transit line and table oft we see A party putting down on paper white The beauty of these hills. As if a second sight At lines and points could a gam make them be . Here ichere the Yearling was at work of late With alidade and table at his hand Sighting on hill and house; all crouch ' d o ' er Like an Atlas tvho ivould support the land father than plot it. Unheeding cry of Fore ! ' ' Here icill I sit and wait. While to my ear from lowlands far away The sound of rifles to my ear is borne — Of silent beauty thus this place is shorn Destroying now the tnurmurs of the summer s Screened in this nook, o ' er the high rich grassed plain. And here ' til sundoivn, reader, will I be. Through green enfoliage many floivers peep. And ' round green roots and aged leaves I see Pale blue convolvulus in tendrils creep. And droops for fear of rain. Air-swept oaks and lindens rustle slotvly. And seem to speak above from where I laid; Now bower me from the hot sun with shade. And all nature calls, — would have me ivholly . And near me on the grass lies Tunnel ' s book — Come, let me read that oft-told tale again: The story of that joy dispenser poor Of pregnant parts and quick inventive br ain, Who ever kept for us an open door. And never a cadet forsook. But kept on winter nights and summer days An open house for all tvho came to drink. And join in fellowship so blithe. I think The sun icas then outdone for joyous rays. By him icho for the plebe and yearling too Kept sweet illicit liquors pure and cool; And daring hearts in older men there came — Call, if you can, them thoughtless or a fool. It is not for us to heap on them blame They were a lusty crew! 0, let us hope for better days like they hi till amusement roared for them to come — And roared some more, and deftly drank their rum! Those were the days, and theirs a manly way! — R, M. WOHLFORTH, ' 2.J 376 ATHLETICS Custer ' s Last Stand June 15, 1876 ■■m upon the fields of friendly strife, Are sown the seeds That, upon other fields, on other days. Will hear the fruits of victory. I The Athletic Council I Lt. Col. W. E. Morrison Lt. Col. C. B. Hodges Maj. p. B. Fleming 378 i I Wearers of the Major Sport " A ' FOOTBALL H. E. Wilson, Born, Saunders, Seeman, Harbold, Brentn.ill, Meehan, Sprague, Ham- mack, Elias, Nave, W. E. Hall, Pearson, Cagle, Murrell, Perry, Gihner, Walsh Hutchinson, Humber BASKETBALL H. E. Wilson, Mills, Seeman, Flood, Draper, Zimmerman, Hutchinson LACROSSE H. E. Wilson, Saunders, Seeman, Born, Harbold, O ' Donnell F. L. Anderson, Holley, Ayre BASEBALL . W. Browning, Flood, Schepps, McNamara, Beynon, Smothers Zimmerman, Stribling, Carmichael, Bcauchamp TRACK Guertler, T. H. Landon, Spivey, Simon, Gilchrist, Barnes, Traub, Vestal, D. F. Walker, Renshavv, Jark, Lermond, Hutchinson, Piper, Stuart, Luckett 379 I Wearers of the Minor Sport " A ' SOCCER Briggs, ' . V. Browning, Tate, Sherburne, Alexander, Sawyer, Kelly, Oakes, G. F. Smith, N. J. Wiley, Sladen, Persse HOCKEY Moscatelli, McNamara, W. W. Browning, Dwyre, Sawyer, LinJquist BOXING Fritzsche, Gavin, Beattie, Muse, Reynolds, Morrow WRESTLING Meehan,J. J. Morrow, Meacham, Hasting, Montgomery, Hammack, Packard SWIMMING O ' Keefe, Finlay, ' anNatta, Reynolds, Raymond, Dwyre, Allan, F. H. Smith, Wooten, Garton POLO Brown, Harkins, Haskell GYMNASIUM Coleman, Poole, Bell TENNIS Sherburne, E. S. Mathews, SomerviUe, Grier, M. Lewis RIFLE Forrest, Dau, Briggs, Yost, Horton, Milwit, Herbert PISTOL Samford, Johnston, Hasting, Travis GOLF Israel, Blanchard, Keeler, Carrithers FENCING Hinrichs, Breckinridge, Quill, Dohs I 380 mm I I FOOTBALL jmti i Capt. L. M. Jones Head Coach N.J. DeLany Manager i f i f f f f T i Born, End Frwr vran Football WITH chc realization rhat Furlough is an hallucination and that Summer Camp is worse than academic duty and barracks, came the long anticipated foot- ball season. The prospect was pleasing. We appeared to have the material, we knew that the coaches were good and we hoped that the Corps would put their hearts and souls into their twelve hundred mule team. Let us hesitate for a moment and look over the material at hand for the hrst practice. In the backheld, Wilson, Cagle, Murrell, and Meehan were tried veterans. Hutchinson, Piper, Nave, and Allen were rcadv substitutes. Born, Harbold and Brentnall were available to protect the flanks of the line. Sprague, Saunders and Perrv were determined to secure a tackle position. The guards were to be picked from Seeman, Hammack and Elias. Hall, Pearson and Kennv were always ready and willing to pass the ball from center. Looking back over the season we see how evenly the struggle for permanent positions on the team was carried on. Every man worked as though the success of the season depended on his personal efforts. Elias and Saunders suffered serious injuries which detracted from theirability. I 383 ii Harbold, End Four years Seeman, Guard Four years Nave, Pearson and Draper were no doubt the best trio developed during the year. A word about the coaches. The squad had at its head Captain Biff " Jones, a man respected and loved bv the entire squad. Major Sasse coached the ends assisted by Mr. Blake, a graduate of the Academy. Captain Stokes worked with the center of the line while Lieutenant Brvan taught the tackles all their tricks. Lieutenants Wicks, Woods and Johnson were in charge of the backtield. ARMY 13 BOSTON U. O The season ' s opener proved something of a disappointment to those who antici- pated a large score. Army started the game with the first team and while they were in their superiority was marked. Wilson ' s fine runs and Cagle ' s passing featured, with Murrell scoring both touchdowns. The fact that Army ' s reserves were weak was clearly demonstrated in the second and third periods of this game. ARMY 6 DETROIT O This trulv unimpressive score, from Army ' s point of view, tells the story of a strong opponent losing a game on poor judgment. Detroit started a reserve outfit and in a short time a long pass from Cagle to Born netted the Armv its only score of 384 MUKRELL, Back Two years Cagle, Back Two yean the game. The Army ' s plav was far from satisfactory, in fact, at times it was rot- ten. The line was continually outcharged, until it found its back on the goal line when it held. The baclcfield men were slow and unable to gain. Murrell ' s drives gained a few yards at times, but he could not be expected to carry the burden of the play. The cadets did not look like cham- pions during this game. ARMY il MARQUETTE 11 A game of thrills — no other words can describe the Marquette game. Cagle domi- nated the game from the very start, giving an exhibition of open field running that made even the most blase rise to their feet and cheer lustily. Marquette was first to score but the elusive Cagle soon tied the score with a beautiful sixty yard run from scrimmage. Later, catching a punt, he dashed fifty yards through the entire Marquette team to score another touch- down. Army showed its strength for the first time. Marquette played a brave game, — not enough credit can be given to their line which even the plunging Murrell could not break through. O ' Keefe, the versatile Marquette back, was in every 1 385 Hammack, Guard Thrit years jl play and did a great deal to hinder the advance of the Army. ARMY 2.7 DAVIS ELKINS 6 It took the team three periods and Harry Wilson to throw off the jinx which clung so closely to them for the majority of the game. At first, everything seemed to go wrong. Born dropped a pass when over the goal line, a fumble on the twenty yard line lost another touchdown, Cagle was called back due to the fact that the eagle eyes of an official detected an Army line- man in the act of clipping. The fourth quarter was well on its way with the score 6 - o in favor of Davis and Elkins. A pass to Brentnall and a series of line bucks placed the ball on the enemy goal line. But three downs were called without a gain. Harry Wilson was then sent in to give the needed punch and in the most approved manner proceeded to carry the ball across. From then on the Army worked as a well oiled machine. Cagle made one of his open field runs, Anderson picked up a fumble and O ' Donnell contributed six points on a beautiful end run. YALE 10 ARMY 6 The only defeat of the season came at the hands of a team declared Eastern champions at the end of the season. The ' 386 I " ' " S Bunker, Cuard Four years first half of the game was uneventful except for Caldwell ' s pass to Quarricr which netted Yale six points. The second half looked like a runaway for Yale until the Armv line strengthened and forced Y ale to kick. However, Caldwell ' s educated toe placed the ball between the posts and the score stood lo - o. The determined efforts of Cagle, Wilson and Murrell carried the ball to Yale ' s three yard line, but here Yale braced and Armv was unable to put it over. In the last quarter Harbold speared Cagle ' s pass and again the ball was on the three vard line. This time Murrell drove through for Armv ' s lone score. Con- solation can be offered, however, when one looks at the statistics which show a balance on Army ' s side in yards gained by rushing, vards gained by passes, and first downs. ARMY 2.4 — BUCKNELL O A team heralded as one of the best in the East was beaten by an alert fighting cadet team. A great deal of credit must be given to Nave on the very creditable way in which he handled the situation. Fum- bles and misplays bv Bucknell were soon converted into points for the Army. Hutchinson and O ' Donnell did very ex- cellent work, while Murrell and Brent- 387 Brentnall, End Four years Saunders, Tackle Four years nail showed fleet heels to their opponents when they intercepted passes. Diehl and Halicki were the outstanding stars for Bucknell. Several times they made im- pressive gains only to lose the ball on intercepted passes or fumbles. ARMY 45 F. AND M. O The Army clearly demonstrated that the season ' s workouts had not been in vain when the substitutes took F. and M. into camp. Although the first team amassed four touchdowns in the quarter in which they played, the reserves proved them- selved quite capable. O ' Donnell, Draper, Piper, Allen and Hutchinson showed their worth and versatility. The game was filled with spectacular runs and thrilling plavs. The Army was much too powerful for the fighting team from F. and M. ARMY l8 NOTRE DAME O In what was called the greatest game that Armv played in several years, Notre Dame went down to a crushing defeat. Before an immense gathering in the Yan- kee Stadium, the West Point team played an alert, heady game causing the biggest upset of the season. No doubt Cagle was the outstanding star, but to forget Nave would be a crime — in fact, not to mention anyone who plaved on that inspired team X Meehan, Back Four years Pearson, Cintrr Three years would be an injustice. However, Cagle with his run from pass formation, his beautiful forward passes, his receiving a pass from Hutchinson, and his air-tight defense was the star. Nave distinguished himself as held general. The line was per- fect, charging with coordination and pre- cision, and holding the plucky Notre Dame forwards when it was necessary. To sav that Notre Dame was unimpressive is most unworthy. We have never seen a Rockne coached team which did not typify good football. To stop Neimic, Voedish, Smith and Flannigan required almost super-human endeavor but that day Armv was worthv of the task set before them. ARMY 13 URSINUS O In the final game before Navy, Captain Jones decided to use again his reserves. The game was well plaved with the second stringers showing their superiority over their opponents. Piper and Draper scored the touchdowns. Brentnall showed him- self to be a versatile addition, besides plaving a sterling game at end he passed and kicked. Mover ' s kicking was a fea- ture. The Ursinus team was strong on the defense but lacked the punch to cross the Armv goal line. 389 I Plebe Football I THE 1917 Football season inaugu- rated the three-year rule at West Point. For the first time Plebes were ineligible for varsity play and naturally a strong Plebe team, officially known as the " C " Squad , was formed. An unusual- ly stiff schedule had been framed for them, includ- ing games with the freshman teams of N. Y. U. and Colgate as well as with such schools as Perkiomen and Macken- zie. Of the seven games played, five were victo- ries. The season opened with a defeat at the hands of the N. Y. U. freshmen and closed with a victory for Perkiomen by the slender margin of one point. Aside from these two set-backs the season was highly successful, e specially considering the splendid material devel- oped for next year ' s " A " Squad. In addition to playing their regular schedule, the Plebes had the unspectacu- lar, though necessary, job of preparing the " A " Squad for the Navy game. For two weeks before that event they ran Navy plays against the varsity, often just after playing oneoftheirown games. Too much credit cannot be given them for this splendid service. The " C " Squad had a wealth of good material in the line. The center position was ably filled by Levenick and Ellis. Parham, Wood, Gurr, andMcGee served as guards. Fulton, Miller, and Cardell made exceptionally good tackles, and LEO NOVAK Cocich Messenger, Marshall, and Waters alter- nated as ends. Doubtlessly Fulton and Messenger will be future Army stars. Under the direction of Tiny Hewitt the back- held functioned smooth- ly throughout the sea- son. Some real stars were developed in Bowman, Bell, Carver, and Tim- berlake. Besides these, Carlson, Hoy, Malloy, McAleer, and Roller played well at every op- portunity and showed tremendous improve- ment during the season. Evidence of good coaching was shown in every department of the game. The tackling of both the line and back- field was hard and low, the backs started fast and hit hard, and the ends were wide awake. Mr. Leo Novak ably filled the position of coach and deserves a full share of praise for his achievements. He was assisted by Lieu- tenant Hewitt in the backfield, Lieuten- ant Farwick as line coach, and Lieuten- ants Byers and Davidson, end coaches. Judging by their performances, the " C " Squad should furnish ample ma- terial to fill the vacancies left in the varsity by the graduating class. Such men as Bowman at half, Messenger, end, and Fulton, tackle, cannot be over- looked in forming the next " A " Squad. Many of the others are bound to be recognized when thev finish their development through further experi- ence. 390 I j BASKETBALL I Mr. L. V. Novak Coach J. B. Daly Manager I 39 5 II Brentnall, Guard Four years Basketball Wilson, Guard Four years WHEN Army opened its basketball sea- son on January fourth, there was a i reat deal of speculation as to the strength of the team that would represent the Academy on the basketball court. With Coach Novak ' s western style of plav well established, the outcome of a difficult schedule was awaited with eagerness. The o pening game against McGill proved that the prospects for a highly successful season were excellent. Although playing against a combination that had met with success against several of the better teams of the state, the Army rive won by a comfortable marijin. In the fol- lowing game with Dickinson; Draper, Zimmerman, and Mills again led the team to a victory. An improved passing game paved the way for numerous shots at close range. St. Johns visited us with a powerful team and, after playing on even terms in the first half, came back with a fast passing attack that resulted in victory for them. Lehigh followed in close order and Army suffered a second defeat. Realizing that they were merely suffer- ing an early season slump which could not last for long, the team settled down to prepare for the Pennsylvania game. The 393 I M.A.C. game brought forth a fast, smooth brand of basketball that was being rapidly developed. The afternoon scrimmages were straightening out early season faults, rough edges were being rounded off, and the in- valuable " eyes " for long baskets were becoming manifest, especially in the work of Zimmerman and Draper. Meanwhile, enthusiastic followers of the team specu- lated upon the outcome of the onlv game away from home. Before an audience that packed Penn- sylvania ' s immense gymnasium to the last seat, Army outplayed and won from a team that was ranked among the best in the East. When the final gun marked the end of this thrilling contest, the score read X9 to 2.8. Sharing full honors with the noted Schaaf of Pennsylvania was Mills, who scored 14 of Army ' s total points. In the wake of Pennsylvania came Man- hattan College. Draper starred at forward in this contest, while at guard, Seeman and Hutchinson aided in gaining another vic- tory for the Academy. Colgate and St. Stephens next fell before the onslaught of Army. To the spectator, victory seemed but a matter of course, and interest ran high as the team prepared to meet the Universitv of Pittsburgh. I 394 HHUf Zimmerman, Center Three years Although ir was conceded by most au- thorities that Pittsburgh boasted one of the best basketball teams in the country. Army met their fast aggregation on equal terms. It was evident from the start that the contest would feature fast, open play, and Army, stimulated by recent victories and a confidence in its ability, took the lead. Pittsburgh, not to be out done, retali- ated with several goals from the field. Zimmerman then began a scoring exhibi- tion from all points of the floor that brought the stands to its feet. Aided by Wilson and Hutchinson, whose defensive play was sensational, he outpointed the Seem AN, Guard Three years elusive Hvatt of Pittsburgh. The score, nevertheless, stood slightly in Pittsburgh ' s favor at the end of the half. The second half developed into a scoring duel, with Flood, Zimmerman, and Draper account- ing for goals that time and again sent Armv forging ahead to a lead that was ever overcome by the Pittsburgh five. In a last minute rally the Panthers gained a six point lead which they held despite every effort that the Army made. Never in the past several years has an Army team displaved such a high brand of basketball. As it happened, Pittsburgh finished its season undefeated and unanimouslv rated 395 I I as the best college team in the East. Following the Pittsburgh game Army defeated Columbia in a listless game. The aggressive play which was so outstanding in the previous games was lacking. The team failed to reach its old stride and New York University won another un- eventful game the following week-end. With the Navy game but two weeks away and the team entirely recovered from the effects of the Pittsburgh game, Coach Novak sent his men through strenuous practices in preparation for the most important contest of theseason.TheM.I.T. game showed a decided improvement in team play, while Flood ' s accurate shoot- ing was the outstanding feature of the victory. An overwhelming victory over the University of Delaware completed the schedule preceding the Navy game. Un- canny shooting on the part of the forwards and centers, coupled with remarkable fl oor work by Brentnall, Hutchinson, and Wil- son proved that Armv had a formidable combination to send against the Navy. The 192.8 basketball season will be remembered as one which marks Army ' s return to its old position as one of the foremost teams in the East. Although Mills, Seeman, Brentnall, Flood, and Wilson will be lost to next year ' s team, unlimited material from the present Fourth Class will fill these vacancies, and follow- ers of the Army can look forward to seeing greater teams represent the Academy in basketball in the future. 396 I I BASEBALL I Mr. H. E. McCormick Coach R. P. OKeefe Manager I 398 I Brentnall, Outpeid Three years Baseball Flood, Outfield Four years IN revicwins the baseball season of 1917 we have a feeling of satisfaction, despite the fact that the vear terminated in a defeat by the Navy. " Moose " McCormick has every reason to be congratulated upon the showing made by the team during his second season as coach, for we won from some of the strongest nines in the East, including Columbia, Colgate, New York University, and Bucknell. The Army had the reputation of having one of the hard- est hitting lineups in the college baseball field, while the pitching staff was undenia- bly better than it had been in years. Our main weaknesses lay in poor fielding and in indifferent handling of the ball. Seven errors cost us the Vermont game, while eight more were responsible for our defeat bv Springfield. Altogether we won nine games out of thirteen, in one of the hardest schedules attempted bv an Army baseball team in years. The season started out with the bright- est aspects. An carlv spring allowed us to get outdoors in plenty of time to prepare ourselves for the first game against Catho- lfe%» . " r w . 1 1 liJ Efe d l WP W- ' - ' " ' ' i - .J - J - — • 1 -t i i , W sry;:,. t -.,- :- jMi iai - ress ■S IP pp if-— PP 399 ScHEPPS, Infield ¥our years lie University. Our first misfortune came when Ray Bell broke his ankle sliding, leaving a vacancy in right field which, however, McNamara tilled very well during the season. After beating Catholic Univer- sity we took on big game in the form of Roger Hornsby and the New York Giants. The team failed to come up to the place set by such players as Fawell , Bently, and Mueller, the Army losing 19 to 6. The Corps will long remember " Tex " Jeanes coaching at first base and the many long flies which our opponents managed to drop in Lusk Reservoir out of the reach of the Army outfielders. Following this Zimmerman, Outjielil Three years exhibition game, we lost to Vermont and then took Lehigh and Swarthmore into camp in .the next two games by very one- sided scores. We went to Philadelphia with high hopes of beating The University of Pennsylvania only to have their star pitcher, Sanford, hold us helpless, the Quakers winning 6 to i. Some consolation was obtained by gaining a victory over Columbia on the following Wednesday, bur on the next week-end we suffered our third defeat of the season when Springfield beat us ix to 6. A shakeup in the lineup seemed to place the team on its feet again for we won our next five games from Col- 400 I j -licHAEL, Latchti Tuo y,an gate, Delaware, New York Universirv, Bucknell, and Williams. The New York- Yankees came up for an exhibition game but it was called in the second inning on account of rain. The Army thus missed an opportunity for excellent experience, and the rest of the Corps, an opportunity for watching a fme display ot baseball tor it was practically the regular lineup that faced the Army except that the " Babe " was playing at first base. Timberlake de- serves the honors of the dav for heachieved the distinction of striking out Ruth and Muesel in the same inning. Following this came the Navy game which closed the Stribling, Pitchtr Two years season with gloom and disappointment. The outheld was well guarded bv Brent- nall, Zimmerman and McNamara and remained intact during most of the season. Brent was especially effective at the bat. Browning starred in the infield except for his one weakness of tossing one wild throw in each game. Cobb, Bevnon, Schepps, and Smothers were continually being shifted around among first, second, and third. All were good consistent players, Schepps being the best hitter of the squad. Behind the plate lav our greatest weakness. Cams and Carmichael carried the burden of the catching assignments, but both were inex- J 401 Beynon, Injieid Thrteyears Smothers, Infield Two years pcrienced and consequently inclined to be erratic and uncertain. Stribling and Beau- champ did excellent in work pitching. Both will be with us next year and we can expect even better from them. Members of the class of 1918 who showed up well throughout the season were Browning, Schepps, McNamara, Brentnall, Flood, and Mills. Coach McCormick and Cobb, as captain of the team, deserve a great deal of credit for the improvement shown this vear over the past few seasons. The squad worked together with little or no friction, and the results plainly show the advisability of co-operation as the main factor in the success of a season. Prophecies are danger- ous, for they rarely turn out as expected, but actual, cold facts cannot be denied; and it is with these facts as a basis on which to work that we dare to attempt a forecast of the coming season. Prospects are better than they have been at this stage of anv of the years since 192.8 entered the Academy, and we cannot help but be opti- mistic. We lose only one letter man, by graduation so that Captain-elect Browning with practically the same team plus a year ' s experience, together should enjoy the most successful season in years. 401 I I t LACROSSE Q? i I Mr. F. J. Grace Coach H. W. Wilkinson Manager I ' UM ' ik t;.f: 404 i il ■UQ Saundeks, Attack Four y tars Lacrosse Trapnell, Attack Four years WE Started ourlacrosse season lastycar with two threat ends inview, nanielv, a victory over Johns Hopkins and a victory over the Navy. Hopkins had handed us a rather severe licking on their grounds the year before, while the Navv had never been defeated by an Army lacrosse team. We failed to defeat either of these strong rivals, but turned in a record of eight vic- tories to two defeats in playing a schedule composed of some of the strongest teams in the East. Every man on the squad threw his heart and soul into the work. The two defeats came from opponents whose skill and stick work overcame the hard lighting and speed for which all Army teams are known. Early practice started with a wealth of old material as well as some new prospects that looked good. Most of the old stand- bys on the defense were back, as well as a hne nucleus for a strong attack. The de- fense played a consistently good game dur- ing the entire season and effectually shut off many an enemy rally. Only once during the season was the defense outplayed by f .» ' k 405 SOLEM, Attack Four years O ' DoNNbLL, Out ho Four cars an opposing attack. Daly, Anderson, Sec- man, Born, Harbold, and Lewis made scoring a difficult job. The attack got ofF to an early start and looked exceptionally good during the first part of the season. Trapnell, Wilson, Solem, Ayre, O ' Donnell, and Saunders were responsible for the goal scoring end of the game. In the middle of the season the team missed Wilson and O ' Donnell, who were out with injuries, and whose speed and stick work had featured in the first game. A lot of experimenting was done to try to replace these losses and to hit an unbeat- able combination on the attack, but the results were not as good as we hoped they would be. The tea m had the necessary speed and endurance, but the stick work and scoring department was not function- ing at its best. The season began with the game with Maryland, whose team was somewhat weaker than usual. The attack opened up with a volley of scores and literally rushed the Maryland team off its feet, while the defense was practically air tight. O ' Don- nell, Saunders, Wilson, Solem, and Trap- nell accounted for ten goals, while Mary- land was able to score but two. Against Stevens, Blondv Saunders had a field day, 406 Lewis, Goal Four yean bringing in four goals. A rc, O ' Donncll, Wilson, Trapncll and Donald contributed enough goals to bring the total to ten, and the defense held Stevens to a lone tally. Johns Hopkins was the next opponent on the schedule, and the Army team had high hopes of giving the intercollegiate cham- pions a taste of defeat. Seeman started the game right with a score on the first plav, but a strong Hopkins attack built around Biddison, who alone scored five goals, spoiled all our fondest hopes. When the game was finally closed, Hopkins had been successful again — score, Hopkins eight, Armv four. The team came back on the SiMONTON, Attack Four years next Saturdav and handed Hobart a four to one defeat on their own held. Ayre and O ' Donnell each netted two, while our defense kept the ball in Hobart territory and allowed but one score. The University of Pennsylvania met us with a new team and the Hopkins system. Our team was up to form, however, and won six to three. The Lafayette game was more of a track meet than a lacrosse game, for the team piled up a sixteen to nothing lead, with the play in Lafayette territory all the time. The Rutgers game proved to be the closest of the season. The ball wavered back and forth, until Mosely, a 407 Anderson, Defense Three years Wii ON, In home Threeyears newcomer this year, broke through the opposing defense and scored the goal that defeated Rutgers one to nothing. In the next game, Svvarthmore started with a strong attack. Each side scored four points, and the game was an even one until near the end, when Army secured a two point lead and won six to four. The New York University game was one of the fastest and roughest of the season. It was in this game that O ' Donnell received an injury to his shoulder which put him out of the last few games. The final score — three to one. The team was now ready to meet the Mids, with a record of eight wins and a single defeat to its credit, and the morale was in excellent shape. The story of that last game, the only defeat on the season ' s record with the exception of the one with Hopkins will be found a littlefurtheralong in the hook. Skipper Seeman was elected Captain for the season of 192.8, and with him are many others who should form a fine nucleus upon which to build a team. Trapnell, Solem, Lewis, and Daly were graduated last June, but almost a complete team of men with at least a year ' s experience remains to carry on the work. I ■ TRACK I I Mr. L. ' . Novak Coach I J. P. BOLAND Manager 410 ■ j I GiLBRETH, Dashe Four years Track Pegg, Mile Fouryears IN the Spring of 1911 track made its debut at the Military Academy as a minor sport. Lieutenant Elmer Q. Oli- phant, famous in Army (and Navy) ath- letic circles, was appointed head coach and provisions were made for one outside meet. One year later track became a ma)or sport, Lieutenant Gene Vidal became chief mentor and a more imposing schedule was planned. The work of these two men is indeed commendable, for it was thev who not only gave track its impetous but who created an interest in the sport that was bound to grow with time and pro- gress. Wewere fairlv successful duringthose early years but our team had not yet reached its stride, and it was not quite on a par with the great universities. In 192.6 Mr. Leo V. Novak relieved Lieutenant " idal as head coach; and progress under him has indeed been gratifying. The season of 1917 was the greatest in the history of the Armv track squad. A record of six decisive victories over some oi the most formidable teams in the coun- trv, and no defeats, is certainly most en- viable. Coach Novak started training in januarv and aimed, not at the development 411 I ' Lermond, Tu ' 0-milc Omyiar Simon, Javelin Thrtcyiars of a few individual stars, bur at the estab- lishment of a well balanced team that in the end must certainly win. As well as going through an undefeated season, the members of the team turned in a long list of broken records. Hutchinson and Graybeal broke the pole-vault record in the meet with Georgetown, clearing the bar at eleven feet and eleven inches. This record stood throughout the season until the Navy meet, when Barnes cleared twelve feet, only to have Hutchinson bet- ter this feat a few minutes later at the height of twelve feet, two and seven- eighths inches. The two mile relay and shot records are two more of the many that were broken during the Spring. Columbia opened the season on April twentv-third with a confidence sprung from easy conquests of previous years and backed by the usual strong team of the University. However, it was time for a new turn of fortune, this time in favor of the Army. They took the lead by winning the sprints and the hurdles, but their ad- vantage was short lived. In all the remain- ing events except the high jump. Army took first; in the hammer, javelin, shot put, and mile we made a clean sweep of all three places. The total score was ninety- 4ii II I Hewitt, Weights Four years two to forty-three with Armv on the long end. The following Saturday the team left West Point for Charlottesville to meet the University of Virginia. Again we lost the sprints and the hurdles but as before we came back strong in other events, tinalh winning seventy-four and two-thirds to fifty-one and one-third. Colgate fell before us the next week to the tune of eighty-seven to thirtv-nine. We took the lead from the start by placing first and second in the century and this advantage was further increased bv vic- tories in the quarter and half. Success like- wise came to us in the field events, Armv ASL. ND, Mile Four years losing onlv the pole-vault and high jump. Georgetown, as vet undefeated and wath an overwhelming victory over Navy to her credit, was our opponent on Mav four- teenth. We lost heavily in the field events but we won all the running events except the hundred. The meet ended in our favor seventv-eight to fifty-seven. Thus far we had won all our meets by large scores, but on Mav twenty-first we established what might be considered a high point record by defeating Springfield one hundred and nine to twenty-six. The whole affair was one-sided, the visitors winnintr onlv the one hundred and two- I 413 I Sprague, Shot Two years twenty. On the following Saturday we were to meet Navy in the last engagement of the season; and if preceding events might be considered preparation, then we were certainly ready for whateyer the Middies might bring forth. The story of our one hundred and three and a half to thirty-one and a half victory over our traditional foe is told in another section of the book. Before the season was well under way we found we had not only a well balanced team but a luminary in practically every event. Academy records were repeatedly broken and stars, who will haveopportuni- I ties for try-outs in the 1918 Olympics, were developed. Captain Gilbreth, Hewitt, Jark, Stewart, and Lermond were undefeated in their particular events throughout the entire season; Garland, Pegg, and Gucrtler never failed to garner the fifteen points in the mile; and Sprague, Hutchinson, and Simon were always sure pointgetters in the shot put, pole-vault, and javelin respectively. Piper and Luckett did exceptionally fine work both in the hurdles and the high jump. With a long list of lesser lights yet in the developing stage there remain excellent prospects for the coming season. 414 I I NAVY GAMES Harry ilson 4 i Navy Captains I D. F. Williamson Lacrosse m 1 ' : ' kV ' ' 1 E. A. Hannegan Football W. T. McGarry Track E. M. Condra Baseball F. L. Howard Basketball 416 - " " ■ I Football UNDER skies which foretold the com- ing of Winter, another Armv team placed itself on the long list of immortals. It is quite fitting that the score should have been 14 - 9, for it was the fourteenth game which the Army had won from their long favored rivals, the Navy. It was with untold pleasure that the members of the graduating class saw a rejuvenated team enter the fray in the last period and literal- ly sweep the Navy off their feet. It meant that the class had never seen a Navv team win a victory; it meant that the under- classes could claim the privilege of seeing the last Army-Navy game played with a victory in our own hands. The prospects for the victory were ex- tremely slender during the first half. In fact, the Navy looked far superior to the cadet team in all the aspects of the game. They played alert, heady football, taking advantage of a blocked punt to place a safety on their side of the score. Filled with their sense of superiority, rhcv took the ball from mid-field bv a combination of beautifully executed plays and finally arrived at the Armv ' s three yard line with four plays to put it across. The men in the stands could not hope for a spectacle such as thev had witnessed in the Yale bowl t f weeks before, when the Yale team made such a determined stand against the on- slaught of the Army backs and held them for downs on their own two yard line. Little hope was felt in the Army stands and many were the groans upon the reali- zation of the task before the Army team. But their groans soon disappeared with the accomplishment of the task. Four times the powerful Navy backs flung themselves at the Army line. In two tries they made two and a half yards, and in the last two endeavors Army stopped them without a gain. It was one of the greatest stands ever made by an Army team and it was the turning point of the game. Only those men who were in the dressing room between halves can tell us what hap- pened there. All we can vouch for is that the second half was all Armv ' s. A deter- mined team scooped up the kick-off and in a very short time demonstrated to the assembled multitudes that thev intended to win the game. It was an inspired team for behind that team was an indomitable Harry Wilson. It was through his sterling efforts that we can truly claim this victory. Navy could not stop him, with tacklers clinging to his heels he would twist and turn gaining those coveted yards. His first 5 s nvlSI ' i » ' T T,iUt r 1 ? % r4«: W " « .9 § I 1-- ' i U t It The Nary Teat?i 417 I rouchuown came at the start ot the third quarter. In hve consecutive plays he car- ried the ball from the forty yard line for a touchdown. The game see-sawed back and forth; the efforts of the Army team gradu- ally wearing down the Navy defense, gradually showing their marked superior- ity in all phases of the game. But the work of Wilson was always an outstanding fea- ture. It was not long, however, until Navy spotted the Army captain and then Cagle started his scintillating efforts. He dashed here and there, breaking up Navy forma- tions and dashing around Navy ends. His efforts were finally rewarded and an ill- placed forward pass landed in his groping hands. He was away and dashed to the Navy three yard line before he was finally brought to earth. The pleasure of scoring another touchdown was again given to Wilson, the last in his long and varied career as a student. With Army leading fourteen to two the game was still not won although at times it looked as though the combined efforts of Cagle, Wilson and Murrell would drive over another touchdown. However, the Navy team which had wilted under Army ' s terrific attack in the third period staged a comeback in the fourth period and the Army backs were soon smothered with a series of long and accurate passes. A beauti- 418 J KU _ = I fill heave from Llovd linalh ' nestled in the waiting arms of Sloane, the Navy end, who had fortunately taken the prone position behind the Armv goal. With the point after touchdown the score stood fourteen to nine. The game ended thus, with neither Army nor Navy again threat- ening the goal line. Not enough credit can he given to the individual efforts of those who plaved in that football classic. In Ransford, Navy has as good a back as we hope to see. Clifton, by his vicious thrusts, penetrated the Army line with marked success at times. Sloane played a good game at end, and the Navv line was well above average. The Navv team was a good team and it played a hard, clean game. Greatest among the great, however, was the Army captain, Harrv Wilson. For offense, defense and psychological effect he was outstand- ing. The plaving of Born, Harhold and Brentnall, as usual, could not be criticized. Sprague and Seeman were powers of defense and time after time drove the Navy for- wards off their feet. Cagle, Murrell, Hall and all those inspired men who so per- fectly smothered the Navy on that Novem- ber day deserve untold credit. It is with a great deal of pleasure that we congratulate these men and extend to those who plav next year our best wishes. I 419 I Basketball WHILE the Army and Navy teams were awaiting the referee ' s signal to begin the game on February twenty-fifth, cheers that rivaled those of Memorial Field and the Polo Grounds confirmed the rumor that this was to be an Armv dav. From the other side of the court a deter- mined assemblage of Navy followers deemed it highly probable that the ninth Armv-Navv basketball game would be theirs. Two well balanced teams were prepared to match abilitv and endurance until the very last play of the game. On the Army team five first classmen promised one another that, they would not suffer defeat in their last contest against the Navy. With this incentive, coupled with a desire to win for an absent teammate, they took the floor to break a deadlock of four vic- tories for each the Army and Navy that had resulted from the eight vear existence of this classic. Navy took the lead at the start by open- ing a brilliant attack which for a moment quite dazzled the Armv five. A series of perfectlv executed plays netted ten points before the Army forces were able to con- centrate their attack. Draper was the first to count from the field. From this point on the game developed into a gruelling battle for supremacy. Army slowlv nar- rowed the margin that the Navy had laid up at the beginning of the game, but the keen shooting eye that was so noticeable in the majority of the games this year was lacking. The Navy goal was bombarded continually. Each shot was followed bv breathless seconds when the ball took several laps around the ring, only to fall out into the hands of a waiting Midship- man. The first half ended with the Navv leading, twenty to nine. Army opened the second half by scoring two baskets in close succession. Enthusi- asm in the stands ran high as it appeared that the team had come into its own. As the half wore on it was evident that Army I The Navy Team 410 B i I had the advantage in the scoring from the field, while Navy kept pace with excellent foul shooting. The absence of Flood at center was felt after Mills, one of the main scoring factors of the team, had left the game on personal fouls. Guarding was exceptionally close as each team fought stubbornly for possession of the ball. The last minutes of play brought forth desperate attempts to overcome Navy ' s lead, but they were of no avail. However, not until the final gun had ended the game did this fighting Army team acknowledge defeat. Draper, captain-elect for 1919, was high scorer of the game. Mills, at the other forward position, played an exceptional game. Harry Wilson was a constant worry to the Navy whenever thev threatened the Army basket, while Brentnall at guard, Seeman at center, and Schcpps at forward, played a memorable game. Hutchinson and Zimmerman again proved their worth to future Armv teams. Asa game filled with thrills, excitement, and sportsmanship that are typical of all Armv-Navv games, this one will not soon be forgotten. 4ii I I Baseball THE largest crowd of the season, possi- bly the largest crowd ever to witness a baseball game at West Point, slowly assembled to witness an Army-Navy Game in an entirely new setting. A virgin dia- mond had been laid out on the turf at the south end of the stadium, which, with its surroundings, made a picturesque back- ground for the game. Lusk Reservoir sparkled in the afternoon sun, while the crowd did worse than that. The fresh waters of Lusk would truly have been made as bitter as the briny deep if every drop of perspiration drawn from the crowd in the stadium had found its way to the Reservoir. Hot days spent on the Hudson, on Clinton Parapet, or swimming at Dela- field are bearable, and even pleasant. But for pure, unadulterated discomfiture, sit in an uncovered concrete stadium with old Sol himself in a mood to look down a demon ' s glare. Patches of blue topped with white denoted the presence of the scanty, but ardent, band of Navy supporters, while a mass of gray showed that the izoo Mule Team was on hand to do its part. The Army was hoping to make it two in a row. The Navy had had a rather indifferent season, while ours had been, to say the least, successful. Everything looked bright for a repetition of the preceding year ' s victory. Perhaps we were a bit overconfi- dent. The Corps had tasted blood during the morning slaughter at the track meet and was ready for more. The game had scarcely started before it was plainly visible that the Army was in for rough weather. Schwab, the first Navy batter walked and was then sacrificed to second. Captain Cooper flied to Brentnall for the second out, but then the storm broke. Hamilton, the Mids ' big siege gun, clouted the ball to the north end of the stadium for a home-run, which was enough to establish fire superiority for the The Navy Team 42.2. j j Navy. Something was radically wrong; for our team, which had been hitting all season, could do no more than to knock up pop flies to the inheld or else to drive the ball straight back into the pitcher ' s ready hands. And our baseball judgment was as poor as the batting. The team was in the air, and nothing could bring them down to earth again. Armv men got on the bases, but no one could bring them in. Five hits and the same number of walk s were good for only two runs, one of which was due to a circuit clout bv Zimmerman in the seventh. Three double plays bv the Navy three times stopped Armv hopes, and put the game in the cellar for Navy. The Army with a team which was po- tentially as good as, or better than, the Navy ' s was decidedly outclassed. ThcMids plaved fine ball, were on their toes every minute, and took everv opportunitv offer- ed. Thev deserved to win on the show- ing made that day; so all that we could do was smile and optimistically mutter, " Next year revenge will be sweet! " iaan Htt ftk i 4 3 I Lacrosse I AFTER a week of practice, hampered xA. by rainstorms at both West Point and Annapolis, the Army met the Navy at Lawrence Field under ideal weather condi- tions. The game itself is one that will long be remembered bv the ii,ooo spectators who watched the strong Navy attack sweep into Army territory only to run up against an impregnable Army defense. In the first half, the Army defense was vastly superior while the attack was fair. Daly, Seeman, and Anderson were like stone walls, turning back the furious at- tacks of the Navy and passing the ball out to the secondary defense where Born and Harbold carried or passed it down into Navy territory. On the first face-off Trap- nell got the ball but lost it to Cross. Williamson got the ball after a long run and made a perfect pass to Hull who muffed it. Simonton leaped upon the ball and darting past the Navy defense, shot the ball past Gazsee for the first goal. O ' Donnell was substituted for Simonton on the Army team, while Navy made sever- al replacements. From that time on to the end of the first half, the game was beautiful to watch, with the Army defense working like a charm and effectively muzzling the Navy attack. In the second half the Navy attack opened up with full force and succeeded in breaking through the Army defense. The Navy, by making numerous substitu- tions from their wealth of attack material, had conserved their strength while the Army defense was beginning to weaken under the strain. During the game Born played six different men, Harbold four, Seeman four, and Anderson three. The Army defense worked well but was un- able to stem the fast and furious shooting of the Navy attack. The Navy passing game was almost perfect. In the first thirty seconds of the half, Ransford came out of a melee of sticks with the ball and shot it to Maginnis, who tossed the ball back to Ransford as the latter neared the The Navy Team 42-4 fc ■OB I h iMIii liii y Wk% ! ' K ' lfP - ' " « n i ffl HI I goal. Ransford made a perfect goal and tied the score. A few minutes after, Sutherland inter- cepted an Army pass and passed to Hull who carried it within striking distance of our goal and put the Navv in the lead. For the third time, Fucier, Navv center, caught a pass from Smith and after run- ning half the length of the field, shot past Lewis. The fourth goal came after Hull getting the ball on a face-off with Anderson, passed to Cash man who scored. Curtin scored the fifth goal just after getting into the game. He intercepted a pass from Avre and scored on the longest shot of the game. Klacking made the last goal three minutes before the close of the game on a pass from Cashman. During the latter part of the game, Armv made numerous substitutions on the attack trving to hit upon an effective com- bination. Trapnell using all of his speed, carried the ball into Navv territory a number of times but the Navy broke up all rallies. 42-5 I I Track THAT Armv and Navy games are won or lost by close scores, has been passed down to us by tradition, as an infallible rule. The sixth annual track meet is the exception that proves the rule; one hun- dred and three and a half to thirty-one and a half, the score of the 19x7 contest repre- sents the worst defeat that Navy has ever suffered at the hands of an Army team. The meet was held at West Point under ideal weather conditions. The track was in perfect condition, our men were at their best; and as a result no less than five records were broken. In spite of the fact that we were ruled an easy favorite there was not the slightest indication of over- confidence. It was simply another Navy game and required all the energy we could muster to make it one more Army day. Captain Gilbreth added a brilliant finish to his Academy career by winning the 100, 12.0, and 440, a feat thus accomplished for the second time against the Middies. In the mile and half mile we made a clean sweep. Pegg taking the former and Ler- mond the latter. Victory came to us like- wise in both hurdle races. Piper and Luck- ett dividing honors. Garland contributed five points for the two mile run and Mur- rel, while winning no first place, added six points for the hurdle events. Thus far we had won all the firsts and most of the seconds and thirds, giving us an advantage of 60 points in the running events. It was now well nigh impossible for Navy to stem the tide, but she con- tinued to fight the up-hill battle that was doomed to failure. In the field events four of our records and one Naw record were smashed. Hew- itt made an impressive hammer throw of 164 feet 6 inches, probably the best mark made in collegiate circles during the 1917 season. " Tiny " thereby ended his four years at the Academy without ever having tasted defeat in his event. Simon and ' 1 — ■ f " fHI ' J 1 1 - WSStlf - J. :MSi - ' . . ;) . 42.6 I I Sprague, not to be outdone, bettered the Academy records in the javelin and shot put respectively; while Bernet the lone Middy star, established a new record in the high jump. Stuart in the broad jump and Jark in the discus came up to expecta- tions by winning their events. Navv man- aged to garner most of the points for second and third places in the held events hut their gain was insignificant when com- pared to our work already accomplished in the running events. The total score, one hundred and three and a halt to thirty-one and a half indicates a one-sided affair lacking the thrills of a closely fought contest. However, such an interpretation of the score is always un- warranted in an Army-Navy game. From the first gun to the last each event was a miniature battle, fought with all the in- tensity that marks every clash with the Middies. This overwhelming defeat of the Navy was a fitting climax to Coach Novak ' s 1917 season of victories. 42-7 H I MINOR SPORTS I Soccer I J. E. Briggs Captain Mr. Ray March and Coach S. E. Anderson Manager 430 a j I THE Armv team hc an rhc 192.7 soccer season with a strong and experienced team. Mr. Marchand instilled into it a spirit of team play, of the highest order. As a result, Army won six games, tied one, and lost one. This is the best record that has ever been made bv an Arm - soccer team since the sport was started at the Academ . The season, in brief, was as follows: Armv opened by defeating both Lafayette and Harvard by the score of three to two. In these two games the excellent work of Sherburne at goal stood out as a main feature. The following week Army defeated Dart- mouth three to one and was then tied bv Wesleyan two to two. Next, Lehigh suffered a defeat with a score of three to nothing. The team took the following two games with Yale, four to nothing, and with M.LT., five to nothing. At last Springfield was able to give the x rmy team its onlv defeat by a score of three to one. The Yale game was the high mark of the season. The game was plaved on a cold, rain - dav, a condition which made scoring difficult. But bv excellent passing and a strong determination to win, Armv ran up four points while Yale was unable to tally. This was clcarlv Armvs best played game, but the team and Mr. Marchand deserve great credit for the hne showing thev made throughout the Autumn. The team was composed almost entirely of first classmen, but Captain-elect Sladen and Persse remain as an excellent nucleus upon which to build next vear ' s team. 431 I C. F. Fritzsche Capain Boxina; V. J. Cavanaugh Coach T. S. RiGGS Manager I 432- " ■ ' I MJH Jt I IV yTATCHES lost- -two; matches won — - ' - ' - ' - five; total points by opponents — four- teen; by Army — thirtv-four; knockouts by opponents — three; bv Armv — ten; trips — one. The above is the storv in a nutshell of the Army boxing season of the winter of 191S. With the exception of two close set-backs, the team won all its matches bv at least a two point margin, in other words the season was a success. In the first meet, against Toronto, the team showed a comparative lack of experi- ence and a tendency to slow up which cost them the meet. This deficiency was soon remedied, however, by Coach Cavanaugh, who cleaned the slate with a vengeance bv bringing in four consecutive victories. Ford- ham, Georgetown, ' .M.l., Penn, and " ' ale were all served notice that the Armv Mule is as formidable an opponent when adorned with boxing gloves as he is in any other uni- form, and N.Y.U. alone succeeded in standing up before his strong attack. The plebes had only one match, with the New York University freshmen, and they came through with flying colors. Many of the members of the plebe team, particularly Bell and McAleer, showed remarkable quick- ness and ability — which presages well for the years to come. The class of 192.8 was represented through- out the season by Forrest, Seattle, Gavan, Murtha, and Captain Fritzsche. The latter proved himself a fitting lead er of the Army team bv his fine example both in practice and in competition. His final achievement was tliat of finishing up four years of Army box- ing in the 19x8 season by knocking out his opponent in the last meet and clinching the final victorv for West Point. 433 I Wrestling I A. W. Meehan ■ ■ 1 H. E. Montgomery Captain Mr. T. Jenkins Coach Manager K I 4 s 434 0 ! I THE 1918 wrestling season could not be called a success so far as wins and losses are considered. Out of eight meets Armv matmen were able to turn in but three vic- tories over Toronto, Franklin and Marshall, and Pennsylvania. The meets with Yale, V.M.I. , Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia were lost by margins varying from one to thirteen points. There was little veteran material on hand at the beginning of the season. Capt. Meehan, Morrow, Packard, and Hammack were the only four left over with varsity experience from the 192.7 campaign. With the above mentioned nucleus. Coach Jenkins set out to fill the remaining three vacancies with men of comparatively little experience. In the search for a winning combination Mont- gomery, H. G., Bennett, Hastings, Napier, Ranck, Meacham, McDermid all saw service with varying success, in addition to the four veterans mentioned above. The meet with F. and M. provided an exceedingly thrilling finish. With the score 14-5 against them at the end of the fifth bout, the Army matmen seemed doomed to defea t. However, in the closing bouts Meacham and Hammack crashed through with much need- ed falls, turning apparent defeat into a 15- 14 victory. Much the same situation existed in both the Princeton and Columbia meets, but in these, fortune was not so kind to Army, each being lost by one point margin. Hammack was the most consistent of the Armv grapplers. He won all his bouts with- out difficulty, and exhibited enough ability to warrant a trial in the Olympic elimina- tions scheduled for May. Morrow, in the i ivl ' " ' - class waded through exceedingly good opposition throughout the season to turn in five out of eight tries. 435 I H. Brown Captain Polo Maj. H. M. Groninger Coach R. K. Taylor Manager I t 436 HB I I AT the beginning of the indoor season, ■ ' - Army was faced with the problem of developing an entirely new team, due to the graduation, last June, of the entire A Squad. This year the policy of allowing only first classmen to play on the team was changed so that any upper-classman might play if he proved himself good enough. The season opened with Brown at number one, Harkins at number two, and Haskell at number three. This combination won all its games until it met Princeton, who defeated it by a score of nine to eight. Various substitutes were tried at number one in an effort to strengthen this position. The team finished the indoor season by defeating Yale and the Brooklyn Riding and Driving Club by respective scores of twelve to four and eight to seven. Haskell and Harkins showed the greatest ability throughout the season, both being good riders, hard hitters, and very consistent players in every game. Members of the Class of 1918 who did hne work in the games throughout the winter were Captain Brown, Fuller, Sirmver, Taylor, and Mitchell. As this goes to press, the squad is preparing for its outdoor season. Haskell and Harkins will undoubtedly continue in their present positions on the team, while the incumbent of the number one position is still a matter of conjecture. It is expected that the team will give a good account of itself in the outdoor games this Spring and in the intercollegiates in June. Furthermore, at least two of these men will be available for next year ' s team, and with this year of experience behind them, they will be strong contenders for Polo laurels. 437 i T. G. MOSCATELLI Ciiptam Hockey J. C. Oakes Manager J Mr. Ray Marchand Coach ■■Jkm ' 438 t 1 I I THE hockcv team commenced its season with three regulars from last year ' s team, a good coach, no ice, and little else ot a known quantitv. The scarcity of ice stayed with them throughout the entire season. The squad worked hard, however, and developed a team which could make our opponents work for all thev made. Captain Moscatelli, McNamara, and Sawvcr, who played on last year ' s forward line, made up the nucleus of the team, though Mc- Namara was moved back to strengthen the defense. Dwvre took his phice on the line and Lindquist plaved in the other defensive position. Browning proved himself one of the best goals seen on the ice this vear. Captain-elect Costello will take Browning ' s place at goal and should handle it well. When one considers that most of the practice was done on a strip ot ice ten feet wide and that for weeks at a time there was no practice at all, he must realize that the team deserves great credit for doing as well as it did. It takes a good deal of spirit to keep working under such a handicap. The individual plaving was good but the team plav was generallv ragged. Team plav cannot be learned on ten feet of ice. Lindquist is the onlv letter man available for next vear ' s team. However, Fink, Schorr, Chaffee, Roth, and Costello should all show up well. Turpin and Pressley seem the most likelv of the plebes. Best of all, Mr. Mar- chand will be hack as coach. A great coach, he will, with help from Nature, turn out a good team. We wish them all success — and a cold winter. 439 i R. P. O ' Keefe Captain Swimming I 440 ' ' " I I WHETHER or not the swimming season was successful may be judged bv the scores — two defeats and six victories. A num- ber of Academy records were broken, and several prospects for the 192.9 team were uncovered. The first meet found the team in prime condition, as evidenced bv the score of 47-15 against Lehigh. Dwyre set a new record in the breast stroke. On January list, Am- herst suffered Lehigh ' s fate, going down in defeat, 50-2.1. The feature of the meet was the relay, in which Reynolds, Smith, Wooten, and O ' Keefe set a new Academv record. The next Saturday the Pittsburgh team proved a bit too good for us. Though Garton set a new record in the 440 and Allan took first place in the diving, the final tally was 36-2.6 in their favor. On February 4th Col- gate gained a 31-31 victors- hv winning the relay. Finlay broke his own record in the back stroke, while Allan took first place in the dive. The next three Saturdays saw three vic- tories for Army against Wesleyan, M.LT., and L nion. In the Wesleyan meet Garton broke his previous record for the 440, and Finlay did the same in the back stroke against M.I.T. The last meet was with Penn. Although thev had an excellent team. Army was just a shade better, and we won O ' Keefe was high point man for the season, with Allan, the diving specialist, a close second. Garton, Finlay, VanNatta, and Dwyre could always be counted on for first places. The team next year should be even better than this one, with Allan as Captain and with a number of excellent swimmers coming from the plebe class. 441 I Tennis I T. L. Sherburne Captain Maj. H. L. Taylor Coach C. M. Matthews M.anager 442. " " I THE tennis season of 1917, despite unfavor- able weather and adverse court condi- tions during the early part of the spring, proved to be the best that Armv has experi- enced in several vears. A late spring and heavy rains delayed the reconditioning of the Library Courts, and the squad was forced to travel daily to the courts at the south end of the Post. Nevertheless, pre- season practice was conducted with a vigor that brought the desired results in the later contests. The squad turned in victories over tour of their opponents, and suffered onlv one defeat, losing to the team oi Cornell L ' ni- versitv. This match was marked hv the best display of fast tennis of the season. Captain Hedekin was especially brilliant in defeating Cornell ' s number one after all three sets had gone to deuce. Five men were awarded letters for their work during the season. Those to receive the award were Hedekin, Sherburne, Lewis, E. S. Mathews, and Somerville. Sherburne, who had played a fine steady game throughout the season, was elected captain, and C. M. Matthews became manager for the season of 1918. The 1918 squad will doubtlessly feel the loss of Hedekin, but with the team otherwise intact, the co ming season should be even more successful than the last. Major Tavlor, whose work as coach plaved no small part in the season ' s successes, will again handle the squad. Major Finley, who assisted Major Tavlor last year, will continue his work in training the team this vear. With able coaching, and the usual hard work on the part of every member of the team, a clean slate for ' i8 should not be an unreasonable troal for which to strive. I 443 I Gymnasium Mr. F. Dohs Coach J. L. Hathaway Manager I mmM. tm 444 i J. H. HiNRICHS Curtain Fencing Mr. I. W . DiMONO Coach C. T. Leeds Manager I 445 I Golf I R. S. Israel Captain Mr. F. Canausa Coach L. K. Tarrant Manager 446 I N. B. Forrest Captain Rifle Capt. F. a. Macon Coach B. S. Shute Manager I 447 I Pistol I J. A. Samford Captain Capt. W. a. Dumas Coach H. F. Beaumont Manager 448 ACTIVITIES San Juan Hill July 3, 1S9S i i« . I I 0WITMT, T. Scott Riggs Editor-ifi-Chief Robert T. Frederick Business iWaihiger diid Mdihighig Editor 449 I I Duncan S. Somerville Assistant Editor John P. Breden Photographs 450 . r John H. Hinrichs Features Nelson J. DeLany Sports Walter G. Donald Assistant Editor I Richard J. Handy Activities Lewis A. incent Assistant Editor 451 I Thomas J. Moran Advertising Manager I Frederick j Dal Circulation Manager Thomas J. Wells Ass ' t. Adfertising Alanager Com pa n y R c pr cscn ta ti ves Front Rr.u: Kissner, Smith. D. B., Ki;r,. v, R. H., Ni.i.son, R. T., Curran. Back Row: Wells, Keller 452- II Second and Third Class Assistants From Row: KRAiTiiorF, Sommurs, (iRitR.I. L.. Carr, Cotnv. Back Row Cl rtis, Goldbiri., Cook, Miller, F. P. Fourth Class Assistants Front Row: Marn ' ave, Cook, Terry, Scheivve, Ward, Thomas. Back Raw: Herman, Porter, Russell, Daily, J., Parkman 453 I p Bugle Notes Edward F. Shepherd Editor DWIGHT L. MULKEY Business Is ianager 454 l« i I Dialectic Society Duncan S. Somerville, President Lewis A. Vincent, Vice-President Church M. Matthews, Secretary Robert T. Frederick, Business Mcindger and Treasurer 455 I mi I Cadet Chapel Choir Mr. F. C. Mayer Or gel 111. St and Choiruhister 456 t «■ I I Catholic Chapel Choir C. D. A. T. W. E D. B. G, F. H. L. W. E D. M E. L. W. L E. A. P. C. G. W Cur RAN McNamara . FiNNEGAN Smith Will Flood Ml ' rphy . Schorr MOSELY Nave Kenny Wehle . Lermond J. A. K. Herbert J. F. Greco R. P. OKeefe R. S. Freeman J. T. Malloy J. T. Soraghan. Jr. T. W. Parker J. C. Timberlake C. E. Hoy C. J. DiESTEL J. M. Brown A. R, DelCampo 457 I i Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teachers R.J. Handy, Superintendent A.J. McCuTCHEN R. C. Wilson L. W. FiNLAY C. F. Born F. L. Anderson J. H. MURRELL H. B. Packard B. D. RiNDLAUB D. Z. Zimmerman H. H. DeKaye W. E. Hall T. J. DuBose H. M. McCoy A. L. Fuller P. Clark 458 l« I I icrs Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teachers A. T. McNamara T. J. MORAN T. J. Cody E. M. Markham T. A. Lane J. T. Murtha G. F. Will D. H. O ' CONNELL J. P. BOLAND B. M. Greeley H. G. Hayes J.J. FiTZGIBBONS E. H. J. Carns F. H. Chaffee J. M. LOVELL J. V. J. Brennan J. J. McFarland A. P. OMeara P. A. Chalmers 459 Y. M. C A. Walter G. Donald, President John S. Upham, Jr., Vice-President Ernest W. Carr, Secretary Harland H. DeKaye, Treasurer William H. Shimonek Wilton B. Gibson 460 l« ■■—- I II f Orchestra DeKaye PiilHO POMPELLV p-cl Sax Davis, M s. Tiiiuo Urhane Violin ' Dice Piano Mitchell, J. H. Drums Booth BiVijo Mathews, J. H. Bass Horn Greco rst Siix Jones, C. R. Tritnipet Curtis J. o. 2inl Siix Hughes, H. A. Tnnnptt 461 Fishing Club Col. C. C. Carter, President Cadet P. J. Mitchell, Vice-President Capt. James O. Green, Secretary-Treasurer Cadet R. M. Ramey, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer 462 kAk Chess Club Russell Blair, Presidetit Garrison B. Coverdale, Vice-President Charles D. Wiegand, Secrettiry iiud Treasurer William H. Hennig Asa V. Shannon Charles J. Odenweller, Jr. Harry G. Montgomery, Jr. 463 I Amusement Committee James E. Briggs Thomas A. Lane John C. Banta Robert J. Fleming William M. Breckinridge Roger W. Goldsmith Howard H. Hasting Charles B. King Lionel C. McGarr James F. Olive Walter E. Finnegan Robert W. Ward Henry R. McKenzie Everett C. Hayden 464 . JW KT V u I THE POINTER OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY I Charles D. Curran EiUtor-iii-Cl.uef James M. Lamont Business Aianager 465 I I RoscoE C. Wilson Art Eilitor Richard Wetherill, Jr Managing Editor Robert E. O ' Brien Literary Editor Daniel M. Wilson Associate Editor 466 j I W Mil l Ct. D i m 1) Associate Editor Thomas A. Lane Associate Editor John H. Hinrichs Sports Editor Church M. Matthews Associate Editor 467 I I RoiiiiRT S. Fli,mi x., Sr. CiniiLitio)} MiVijji er Robert H. Kellv HiiDiDV Editor I 1 I Second Class Assisnints Front Rtiw: Doudleday, Havnioav. Grier, J. L., Huohes, Palmer, Cot)PCR, R. C. Bjik Row.- Thompson, P. W., DuBosc, Tavanlar Third and Fourth Class Assistants Fraiit Ron: Kumpe, Guenther, Fergusson, Langdox, Yount. Back Komv Troxel, Carter, Brown, J. N., Stunkard, Daley, j. P., He 469 I i V « ....... ' •f- fflii ' -.. trim - " m . .- f ¥ MA TM %ii -mi- wr -mmm I Glee Club F. W. Haskell W. G. Caldwell J. L. Hathaway S. H. Lane D. B. Smith L. A. Vincent D. R. French S. W. Jones W. E. Murphy W. H. Parr D. B. Schannep D. GOUGH J. A. Nichols H. E. ROYALL C. Z. Byrd R. E. Cron H. H. DeKaye J. H. Griffith J. D. F. Phillips D. W. Quinn C. H. Treat J. H. TWYMAN A. Watson M. L. Harding R. L. Hill G. F. Powell C. P. ROBBINS C. V. Sawin J. T. SORAGHAN G. E. Bush C. E. Green J. Hagood G. M. Heiss H. L. Knight M. M. Moore 470 I it. .5.--». ' vm.-.if.s I Area Birds King of the Area, LANDON, T. H., ; tuonths Butchers, 4 months; Dau, 4 months; Sams, 4 months; Dickey, ; months; Gude, _; months; Matthews, ; months. Maxwell, j months; Mundy, } months; Allen, F. G., 2 months; Bisson, 2 months; Boos, 2 months; Bunker, 2 months; Dwyer, 2 months; Falkner, 2 months; Finnegan, 2 months; Harbold, 2 months; Nourse, 2 months; O ' CoNNELL, 2 months; Schepps, 2 months; Simon, 2 months; Skeldon, 2 months; Travis, 2 months; Webb, 2 months; Banta, month; Bock, month; Boland, month; Cody, month; DeLany, month; Denniston, month; Doidge, month; Ellsworth, month; Ezekiel, month; Finlay, month; Goodrich, month; King, C. B., month; Lawrence, month; Lovejoy, month; Mitchell, month; Moran, H. F., month; Scudder, month; Shepherd, I month; SrAhEr , i month; Tii :s, i month; W atkins, o«r i; Wilkinson, month: Will, month; Wilson, R. C, month; Hefley, weeks. 471 i I June Week NE ' ER again! . . . Books seek wasre- baskets . . One cautious yearling packs his books in moth balls . . . Moats look like publishing houses. North Barracks emigrates to South Bar- racks. . . North Barracks sweats, South Bar- racks smiles. . . Pinky Greenwood misses his mailcart. . . Two first classmen wonder how thev can make a wheel stay on a mail-cart. . . Tacs say they ' ll inspect rooms at 10:30 A.M. . . Half of North Barracks is moved by 1 1:00 A.M. . . One pile of white trousers does a varsity drag into the gutter. . . Two hun- dred men match for a cot. . . June week is too much with us. Telegrams, special deliveries, femmes, and families arrive. First classmen are seen P.S. ' ing three generations of a family. . . A camp stool breaks at a band concert furnish- ing the humorous relief for all but the breaker . . . F.D. coats become hot. . . Factor of safety of Cullum Balcony scores one for the fighting Corps of Engineers. . . Flirtation Walk looks like a Lindbergh- welcoming turn-out. . . Fort Put snickers at its victims. . . The guard detail for the night of gradua- tion hop is published and four second class- men look for four others whoaren ' tdragging. . . The taxi demand exceeds the supply. . . They walk. Approximately 12.00 athletes turn out for the Athletic Review. . . This number includes both parlor and Mexican athletes. One-half hour after assembly the review starts. . . 600 Cadets tell 600 others how they wish they could attend all parades in that uniform. . . . Intramural championship cups are awarded and G Company gets the one for football while M Company gets one for bridge. . . . Visitors applaud and cadets smile knowingly. . . The band strikes up and the Corps, emu- lating a series of Macedonian Phalanxes, passes in review. Parade ends each dav, and the Corps 472- " -■• " - i marches as the Tactical Department wishes it always would. . . The Commandant is made or broke according to whether or not the band troops the line. . . F.D. coats be- come musty. . . White coats are permitted to hops. Nobody can find a clean white coat. . . White coats arrive at the Thaver looking like pajamas. . . It ' s not the heat, it ' s the humility. Several cadets with femmes and chaperones decide to wait for the last bus to the hop and learn that it has gone. . . Chap- erones exhibit pained expressions. The Horse Show begins. . . Those partici- pating shine their putts. . . The Riding Hall is adorned with multi-colored cloth. One still knows it is the riding hall. . . Plebes monopolize the refreshment counter to the extent of one dollar and fifty cents per homo. ... A Dicken ' s character sounds a trum- pet. . . And he continues sounding it at intervals that become less at everv blast. . . . The jumping event tor the ladies attracts considerable attention. . . The First Class jumping event brings out some excellent horse flesh. . . A Major General in one of the boxes passes a remark as to how in his cadet days he rode the horse Cadet Ducrot is now straddling. . . ( adet Ducrot apparentlv would believe him. . . M Companv stages an act of its own. . . At least we hope it did not originate elsewhere. . . To originate a bad plav is bad, to collaborate in one is worse. . . The artillery detachment furnishes a few thrills and makes one believe that those horses really will respond. . . A good polic- ing now and then is relished bv the best of men. . . The ribbons are awarded. . . One al- wavs misguesses the winners. . . How could such a charming looking girl help but place? Stars are presented. . . A few ot the boys look bored in their tront-and-center. . . The plebes look like the very devil. . . The ever present few tell others how they could have had them had thev put out. . . A couple of drags are turned out. . . There are new stars in plebe heaven that night. Sundav. . . The first class makes the grade for the last time. The chapel is overcrowded. . . It is hot. . . Men swelter in F.D. Coats. . . . The Chaplain gives an excellent talk. . . Those graduating begin to realize they are graduating for good. . . For an instant thev become serious. . . " Fond Mothers and fair Helens " strike home. . . Meanings are easily understood when they apply to us. . . . The service is o er. Over bv Culluin the band pla s Bennv Havens in a slow march rime. . . The irrads " M I 473 I start their march. . . Some are wheeled. . . . The Corps awaits them, feeling a little differ- ent somehow. . . Taps is blown for those who have been given the final honorable discharge within the last vear. . . Something gnaws inside at the hearing of Alma Mater in that atmosphere. . . It ' s different. . . One is glad to be filius this time. . . The grev lines pass in revien ' before the grev line. . . . One doesn ' t mind that review . . . One doesn ' t forget it. The reception line forms for the Superin- tendent ' s lawn partv. . . Most of t he First Class have their future handicaps with them. . . The General stands up pretty well under the strain. . . Refreshments are served. . . The lawn onlv has to stand this once a year. . . First call for parade finds onlv three stags finishing things up. Graduation parade. . . Plebes perspiring before they are even in ranks. . . First Class bucks with equipment shined. . . A sinking sun casting last shadows over another four years. . . swarms of visitors. . . Adjutant ' s call and the " Dashing White Sergeant " is with us. . . First classmen standing up, second classmen marching, vearlings think- ing of the Furlough of tomorrow, and plebes bracing. . . z ' s a. higpcinnh. . . Stirringmusic while the band troops the line. . . Two yearlings fall out. . . Someone says he can ' t wait for Furlough. . . Mr. Ducrot takes an- other reef in his chin. . . The First Class does a front and center and keeps a line . . Applause. . . The rest pass in review . . Anyone could march to music like that . . Eves right as they pass the first class . . Thev uncover as the Corps passes. . . First classmen looking proud of themselves . . . Plebes trying to look proud of them- selves. . . Back to the areas. . . The front rank does its about face. . . Recognition. . . . Chaos. . . Congratulations. . . Visitors can ' t tell one cadet from another. . . Plebes forget thev can walk on diagonal. . . Young ladies now debutantes, soon to be matrons, carrv- ing, vea cherishing, abandoned F.D. hats. . . . Bare-headed first classmen, soon to be graduates, beaming and trying to look worldlv. . . Most of them not succeeding. ... It is in the air and no one seems to mind. . . The Corps is off to the mess hall and the erstwhile plebes have a new lease on life. . . Little reck thev of the life on the range. A festooned gymnasium, scene of manv battles, holds the graduation hop. . . Music, palms, pretty girls, pretty dresses, and I V I 474 10 I dumbbells (no offense). . . Cloaks are hung in the fencing room, the swimming pool is trying to be a conservatory, they are dancing on the basketball court, and punch is being served on the hockey rink. . . One wonders who is the strange gentleman with the strange uniform. . . Once lost it is hard to find one ' s partner. . . A few do not seem to mind that. . . Those scheduled to meet under the " A " can usually be seen under the " M " , and vke versa. . . Chaperones are heard to remark that the cushions of Cullum Hall are infinitely better than the folding chairs of the gymnasium. . . Outdoor dancing is held on the tennis courts. . . One goes there to avoid the crowd only to find it equally as crowded or too cold. . . It is too warm with- in and too cold without, hut such circum- stances develop character. . . The evening wanes. . . A waltz graduallv turns into Army Blue and first classmen have the floor. . . A brand new yearling remarks that the usually have it anyhow. . . The O.D. raises his iron hand and the dance is ended. . . An agile youth offers a few words of encourage- ment and a yell is given for the first class. . . . The first class responds with one for the Corps. . . Stags struggle home with what remaining ice cream they can find. . . Under classmen run back from the Thaver an hour later. . . First classmen have stopped running . . . Reveille holds no fear for them. And finallv Graduation. . . The pot of gold, and it has not been all rainbows finding it. Evelvn from atop Battle Monument looks down upon her this year ' s brood and won- ders. . . The sheepskins piled high waiting to be presented. . . A buck says it ' s the first piece of skin he ranked in the Academv. . . . Speeches are made and applauded. . . They begin to award the diplomas. . . You can generally tell the size of the recipient ' s fami- ly by the volume of applause he gets. . . One shining man takes the roll with his right hand and salutes with his left. . . More ap- phiuse. . . The line shortens and the Secre- tary of War gains new hope thereby. . . The hoys arc tense. . . The last man becomes a second lieutenant. . . The din is deafening. . . And, alas! first calls go on forever. ■ ■ 475 I The First Class Trip MUTTER of distant thunder horrible — growing louder, louder, LOUDER, pierced by the clarion battle calls — horses with veiling men on top of them, charging wildly down a steep and rocky embankment — blinding flash of light as a shell explodes in our faces — the wife has turned the light on. Feet pass by in the hall. Someone stum- bles over a pack left close to the door and swears softly but heartilv. Slide into ranks in a raincoat and slippers. (The stars are out, but then, there will be no O.C.). Visitation below, and then up to the uncomfortable crowdedness of the room. Dressing in haze, discover left shoe will not go on right foot — it is a profound shock! Dressed at last and all packed; though the pack looks like the weeklv laundrv, and the suitcase looks like a rags-bones-bottles man ' scart. Subdued bugles announce that it is time to repair to the cadet refectorv. Still it is dark, and in the con- fusion I find myself in " M " Co., and very unwelcome. At last hnd my correct hole and swiftlv hll it, trving to radiate nonchalance as though I had been there all along. It works! B-food, bum coffee, roast ham, toast, not enough butter to make a pair of sand- wiches. Rise, form in the street, the gray of dawn has superceded the black of night. Down the hill, with thepackcuttingthrough the dress coat, and the suitcase pulling the arm out of joint. Someone drops a suitcase and it flics open. Wonderful! Rare comments and rarer offers of assistance and advice. Desolate station, hollow sound of feet treading the wooden dock. Mad scramble, — caustic comment - -folding chairs plop on the deck. " Let ' s go. " A bell jangles — a tremble along the dock. The dock recedes; a milk train. New York bound, roars out of the tunnel; we are off. Two figures in O.D. ap- pear running down the walk to the station. The figures develop arms and legs. The arms wave violently. The attitude of the figures expresses extreme displeasure. The cadets seem pleased, and they grin. The " Brigadier General Absalom Baird " con- tinues smugly on its way. The two figures dissolve into the cliff behind the station. Cadets sprawl all over the tub. One idiot stretches full length along a four inch boom with nothing but hard corners ten feet below. Ex-gob Dickey looks his disapproval. The river slips slothfully by, wanting to catch up again but too lazy to try. We pass Camp Smith, the coldest summer resort in the world. We pass the sad, red remains of the Emergency fleet. Signs of life are visible at the Fort Montgomery Marine Depot. Most of the cadets are asleep. The deep and throaty moan of the whistle, announcing that we are approaching the congested waters of the North River, the recumbent militarists awake from their I 476 I • ' mrv ' -i ■■ •« ■ ' slumbers. They arise from their places of worship, yawning, and stretching, and then moving their limbs cautiously. They look sleepily across the water to the shore, and down the river at the charging ferry-boats and lighters and liners which seem perpetu- ally about to mingle in a great mass of crushing iron and wood. Someone hnds that one can purchase egg sandwiches and pie from the gallev. A line immediately iorms and men spring up from the deck to jostle and push and wait three hours tor this slight stav to hunger. The city develops slowly out of the mist which has come up. Then the sun breaks through and the tops of the " scrapers " mock the dingv ferries and the scows -even they mock the " Briga- dier General Absalom Baird, " and the First Class of the United States Military Academy. We arrive opposite Grant ' s Tomb. Cadet Brickman is thiru in line for egg sand- wiches. We ooze around the Batterv and rc vTa fu i »»i fyy.At. pass Governor ' s Island. Cadet Brickman is second in line. We pass through Hell Gate and see the longest railroad bridge in the world. Cadet Brickman is first in line! We approach Fort Totten, stirring upmuch black and slimv mud and accumulated debris as we approach the dock where we leave the members of the last six companies. Blue, blue, blue, with a few white splotch- es on the far horizon to mark a sloop or fore-and-after; violet blending into green on the shore, with here and there a patch of vellow and brown to mark a sand bank; more blue overhead, with a burning sun, and light thundercaps drifting lazily along — almost as lazy as the " Baird. " Hardly a ripple on the Sound. Onlv the stead v droning ot the engines as they turn out a record speed for the old tub. Little activity on the decks, less under them. Cadet DeLanv and cohorts steal a snooze in the bunks in the to ' c ' sle. We speak to a I 477 I small cutter of the rum-chaser service. More food is served a la PME. The sleepy troops arise and eat and then return to sleep on corners of boxes, camp chairs, and life boats. Long Island receded to the right, the Connecticut shore approaches on the left. We can see an island dead ahead. Fisher ' s Island, a savant informs us. Cadet Smvser rushes to one of the crew to verify this. It is true, of course! We ease gently against the dock, where an imposing band awaits us. We debark. " ' A ' Company on the right " (it always is). " Speed it up. " And so we form, and then preceded by the band, we foot it painfully to the barracks. Spiel by Major Spurgin. Directions by Cadet Guertler, more directions by others who know not whereof they speak. We investi- gate the surroundings and arc at home. Supper is announced by a bell. That done; unpack, make down beds, get into same, and to sleep for the morrow will bring much labor. Cadet Reynolds discovers that he has a semi-collapsible cot. He hopes that it won ' t go all the way. The rest of the sym- pathetic gathering hope that it will. Lights out. A cow moos plaintively in the distance several times. A loud jangle of bell grows louder and more insistent. Reveille. It seems that the cow is still mooing. Must be waiting for a lost calf. Another bell, breakfast. We dis- cover that the cow is not a cow but is a whistling buoy. After the usual post break- fast naps, we turn out to go to drill. A-B Company goes to the anti-aircraft batteries. C-D to the 155 ' s, and E-F to the twelve inch rifles. " Target, that airplane (fishing sloop, or what have you). ' " Commence tracking. ' ' We track and load dummy ammu- nition in the companv of dummies. Someone usuallv ties up the details. The I ! 478 1 ' ■• " - I i55ers dig graves for their 155 s and curse. They continue to dig and curse for about three days. In the meantime the other two batteries attain some degree of excellence in their performance, and find various places of amusement on the island, wherein they spend their leisure hours at bridge, golf, tennis or tea-fighting. There are hops on the post. We hop — some of us. We go to the movies in the balloon hangars where they store mines. It is all so restful! The fatal day arrives on which the bat- teries are to fire. The anti-aircrafters do very well. One hole is found in the target! The twelve inchers get under way. It is foggv, and the sea is very rough. Due to unforseen circumstances over which no one seems to have any control they have difficulty in getting their shots off. They finally get off, however, and have excellent results. The millimeter boys do their stuff. " Excellent work. " The tug returns, and the crew and target detail look a bit green about the gills. It has been rough. Strong words are directed at the elements and others. It is all over except the S.A.S.R. Brother Tomlin learns all the details of this marvelous develop- ment. The S.A.S.R. will no doubt win the next war. We see the immaculate and highly exemplary barracks of the S.A.S.R. Battery. We remember bitterly that we are " the nation ' s Pampered Pets. " It is to laugh. We go to New London and board the various submarines at the Base. We go out into the sound and take a dive. Cadet DeLany has some difficulty in maneuvering into position. We do not stay down for the twentv minutes required to insure the sailors their dollar. Thcv look sad. It is a tough lite. Comes the dawn for the fatal day for the transfer of our affections to the wilds of Mitchel field and its accompanying hum and drum of planes. The trip is too much of a I 479 I I repetition to he ot interest. The onlv hreak in the monotonv is when Cadet Enger upsets a pot of mustard while we are foraging. Various men proceed to sit in it and smear it about the otherwise clean boat. Trucks meet us at Tottcn and we bang over the roads to the Field. There are many planes in the air. We arrive and detruck, finding the large and airy barracks awaiting for us. There is a B.S. fest about the limits and privileges and so on. Nothing to do, so the troops disperse to their bunks and prepare for a night in the less civilized environs. The earlv bustle and stir that the inex- perienced make when thev get up at the crack of dawn, thus disturbing the slumbers of those who are more comfort-wise, an- nounces that a new and better day has ar- rived. Disgruntled and sleepy voices, still thick with night, remark on the thoughtful- ness and mentalitv of the earlv risers. A M whistle blows, announcing breakfast for- mation in five minutes. Only the future writers of Armv regulations expect to make the formation. Breakfast. Motors drone overhead. Back to the barracks. Motors drone and roar in the hangars. Suppressed excitement. The ceiling is too low and the weather too thick for flying during the first two periods. " A " Company swears. Lec- tures. ' " Parachutes have saved the lives " ot millions who otherwise would have died a drunkard ' s death. More lectures, inter- rupted by the roar of motors. " D " Company takes the air. Some cnjov it. Others allow they enjoy it. Others are strangely non-committal. All acknowledge more or less of a thrill. Great excitement when the news of Cadet McNamara ' s flop spreads about the troops. McNamara is all wet when he returns from his dip. Cadet Hinrichs makes a luckv draw and " tows target " to Fort Wright. Reports that he I 480 I A I would rather be on the ground shooting up than in the air shooting down. Afternoons off with no limits, the Bronx excepted. Mineola, Great Neck, Hemp- stead, Garden City; money is scarce, but that proves no drawback. The Curtiss plant and the new giant bomber that has since proven a success. Wind tunnels, " props, " " dope, " assemblies, models. Evenings off, movies, vaudeville, dates, food, taxis. It is well! The whistle blows for the last reveille. Breakfast is over. Everyone gets a flight. Furious packing in between the last round of lectures and the last flight. Dinner is over. The grub has been good. The trucks are spotted on the road by the barracks. We form. We climb into the trucks. It is hot, and the roads are rough. There are too many suitcases sticking into one. We arrive at Fort Tottcn, and detruck to wait around the dock in the broiling sun until the " Baird " shows up. It is late as is to be expected. Finallv arrives and we board. Cadet Allen is still at the post-ex. At last he arrives, and again the waters of the cove are churned to new heights of black slime. Homeward bound! Again the blue of the sound. Then the tortuous passage ot Hell Gate, and East River with its bridges. The New York buildings leer at us, the ferries toot derisively. The liners look self-satisfied, but the " Baird " chuggles complacently on its way up the river ' The Bear Mountain bridge spills its piers down to the water on either side of us in growing darkness. The outline of the Administration Building towers above us. We pull into the dock, scramble off, and stumble up the hill to barracks. Then back to the mess hall for supper. Home again. The Q.M. bunk, following a hot shower, feels uumm .... goo zzzz. I I Summer Camp (Editor ' s Note : — An ciccidoit happon. I V r- msses are called to testify to the facts. The number of versions vary as the number of witnesses. Each point of vieiv gives a different picture. So ivith most of those things which ive witness: we catch vivid impressions of this, near at hand, and but hazy glimpses of that, more remote. The effect is heightened if ive are actors in the " accident, " and if we may presume upon our station, and call Summer Camp an " accident, " this distortion is very real. But, as the " accident " becomes more TWO men sat at table, a farmer and his sailor son. The son had just returned from sea where he had spent a long apprenticeship aboard a majestic sailing vessel. It was good to have the boy at home again and the father voiced his approval. remote, and we drift on through the mellowing influence of the football season and Christmas Leave, the splotches of the first impression gradu- ally tone down, or take on life, and the picture becomes more clear and more true to the happenings as they icere. The author of the following picture of Summer Camp has painted it in its true values and, what is more, we believe, has caught that will-o ' -the-wisp, the ghost of other days — that by which we remember them. We commend you to read, and reading, laugh; and having finished, sigh. ' ' ) " Son, " he said, " It is good to see vou eating at mv hoard again, and vou are not changed a great deal. The way vou handle that knife is a credit to the soil. " The bov, in good humor and with mouth half full of good meat pie, replied obliquely: I I 482. I " Yes, dad, but I ' ve noticed that hungry men everywhere eat alike. " Sometime later while preparing a team to go to the field, the father was hitching one animal and the son the other. Now every- one knows that it is a good custom to swear at a draft animal. It seems to furnish him with the spark in his ignition, so to speak, and these two good men were about their business. The comments of the father were soon hopelesslv lost beside the magnificent, ear-stinging oaths which issued from the placid lips of his offspring. The old man, onlv momentarily at a loss began to recall favorites of his boyhood in an effort to regain his authority. However, the battle of words was short lived. The father soon recognized that his son had an ability, a God-given something that raised him above the com- monplace. He gave up and forever thereafter thought amazedly of the sea. Now it has been said, and thought more often, that all summer camps are alike; they come and thev go and arc simply identi- cal successions of drill, quill, and fill with an occasional parade and hop thrown in tor entertainment. True, indeed, if one considers the mundane things only; everyone when hungry cats alike, but when you consider things of the spirit, things that ripen in the imagination and in later years become the fruit of memory, then it is different. It is that inspiration, that God-given quality about some summer encampments which lifts them above the commonplace. It was evident from the very first week that the nineteen-twenty-seven encampment was going to be an unusual one. The first class had a couple of meetings over at Fort Wright and talked of many things, " Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings, " and tried to develop a class policy. Nothing was decided upon as the class policy and immediately upon the return that policy was put into effect, with immediate popu- larity and success. Now it is unusual for a class to be so prompt and so whole-hearted, and this item alone justifies this opus. In another week ' s time after the com- mencement of camp there were really serious things which proclaimed individuality. The new Orders, U. S. C. C. had gone into effect and with their advent there were many questions of interpretation to be decided. After repeated pow-wows and conferences of the election, honor and tactical committees, no decisions were reached. These decisions were broadcast to the companies and the conduct of their individual members was I 11 483 I regulated thereby. However, the mere fact that these things were done is not so im- portant. It was the spirit in which they were done which makes all the difference. Bv this time the department of discipline had begun its summer lecture course, and its supplementary course in practical laboratory exercises. The latter were very beneficial to all those who elected the dis course and many fine pairs of postman ' s calves were developed. Broad elm leaves were found to be of little use during the somewhatadiabatic conditions which existed for several weeks in July. The hrst-class having definitely completed its elections, a smoker was planned for the yearlings. The smoker was unusual in that it was an attempt to be serious wath the third-class. Nothing like this has ever been tried before. The night of this smoker, Sudasna, a yearling, wrote out his records as amanuensis of the guard in Sanskrit. A near crisis was avoided by a diplomatic O.D., who broke the telephone and kept the amanuensis busy running to camp and had the sergeant keep the records. By this time the cinema folk were firmly intrenched and were making sorties from time to time which completely subdued the entire encampment. These encounters were made bearable by the charming personalities, and persons, of some of the enemy, but these people were despoilers of our traditions. Someone made the remark, " Nothing is sacred anymore, not even reveille. " Night maneuvers were current practice during the whole of the summer, but one particular one which took place when our joy at our vacation time was reaching its height, deserves mention in this chronicle of the unusual. To be truthful it was not the maneuver itself which attracted attention, hut the direct and immediate results of it which were felt over at the moving picture show at the gymnasium. Gas attacks have been pictured in all their horror before, and it would be wasteful of time and energy to further describe the pain and anguish due to this malignant instrument of warfare. Let it be sufficient to state that gas is either per- sistent or non-persistent and that it is not a pleasing accessory to the enjoyment of a comedy. A tragedy which calls for copious weeping might be called a very successful and moving show if it were assisted by a gas attack such as swept down on the plain from the heights of Fort Putnam and environs. If night maneuvers including such local color 484 aoiji i rn wt are used in succeeding years it is predicted that the organist, the chaplain, and other residents of the hill will require two months vacation with pay, and that the West Point moving picture exhibitors will do a doubtful business during the summer. Paraphrasing that good old cough producer ' s advertise- ment, " Such anathema must be richly merited. " The arrival of another party of moving picture people left us all agog for the re- mainder of the summer. The arrival came so quicklv after the departure of the first group that we at first thought it a counter-attack and resisted. However, when it became apparent that the main bodv of a new enemy was at our gates, we sent out a peace party as did dear old Fabius Maximus to Hannibal, and we, even as he, found that something inexplicable had occurred and that Miss Soniethingorother had no interest whatever in the despoliation of cadet virtue but was moving on to bigger game at Capua or somewhere. Camp Illumination terminated this camp in the same way as it had all others except that this time the gods in high heaven, looked down, saw the moving picture people and particularlv Miss Somethingorother and her companion, Mr. Whatnot, and wept. The illumination and camp was there ended, also a three hundred dollar piano. At the end of all good sermons, speeches, dramatic articles, and such, there should always come the summary : — In summer camp we drilled, ate, paraded, received Cupid ' s darts and flung them back again, played summer baseball, swam in Delafield, and had a field maneuver at the Torne. All of these things have been done before, and manv a one, who, seeking to un- fasten the mvsterious lock of a heart, has left the kev to his own in the hands of another. But this is not news, and has deserved no particular place in this our chronicle. In short, we ate as other hungry men. How- ever, there were interesting, worth-while things about the encampment which we cannot forget. There was an undercurrent of fine spirit. There was the look ot the joy of life in every man ' s eye. The summer camp is over and those that can cry " Never again " are more than glad that it is so. The truth of a platitude is never appreciated and it will do no good to say that summer camp is just I 485 I I ii _ ' ■ » what vou make it. Anyway we had some- thing, that God-given something which ele- vated our camp above the commonplace. and if, like the sailor son of the farmer, we did the ordinary things like evervone else, we did swear beautifully. 4S6 ■ " - I I DIALECTIC SOCIETY presents ' Goory Cnang (i I Mtiskdl Comedy in ivo y-icts By Duncax Somerville, ' x8 Music by Lt. Philip Egner Lyrics by Somerville, ' 2.8 I The Princess and Gooiy Murphy ami KtUy Major R. G. Moses The Soldiers and a Traveller DeKaye, Somervil e, Brentnall, and Citrran I Lt. W. M. Wright IttJ j Those Responsible for ' Goofy Chang ' THIS year Ancient China was the scene of the show. Somerville, President of the Society, was the author and director, but the hook was not all. There had to he music, musicians, costumes, scenery, a stas e, lights, characters, choruses, dances, artists, stage hands, a program. Somerville and his staff could not do all this, so the ambitious of the Corps came rushing to their aid. Almost before the book was completed. Lieuten- ant Egner had the music readv for Ivrics. Here again, Somerville called on his pen and wrote the words to the song. With the show now readv for casting, the staff sought suitable and willing plavers. It was readily seen that a singer must sing the opening song, so Nichols was seized for that position. Gimmler was chosen for the Chinese priest, — Gilbert for his servant. Hays for the prime minister, and ' incent for the crafty suitor. There had to be a Chinese princess, who could sing and charm the hearts of the audience, so Murphy was selected. And the princess had to have a father, and he had to be a king, so Chappell donned the crown. But there must be comedy and with comedv goes a hero. These two elements were blended in Kellv. But one man can ' t be all the comedv, —there had to be more. DeKa e, Brentnall and Somer ille were selected as comic soldiers. And the remaining characters were as carefully chosen as those mentioned. With music and characters ready, the show started work. Vincent, ' ice-President of the Societv, drilled the dancers in dances concocted bv Lt. Wright, Sher- burne, Curran, and himself. The work of these cho- ruses was by no means the least done towards making the show, even though the dancers appear but for a few minutes on the stage. Houseman prepared the stage with his crew of car- penters, then A. . P. Anderson and his workers painted the designs on Houseman ' s carpentrv. Ivv handled the wires for Wells to take care of thelighting. Gibbs took care of the curtains, and Butler the rigging, while Wilkinson supervised the construction of the stage. In the meantime, much paper work had to be done. Frederick, the Business Manager, handled this mass of detail. Now everything was ready for the approval of the public. To Ludlow fell the task of making arrange- ments for seating, distributing tickets, and supervising ushers. Beaumont was in charge of the program and was assisted by Cooper, Majors, Cave, Reed, and Guenther in securing and arranging advertisements for the book. R. C. Vilson drew the cover, and C. M. Matthews and Curran contributed to the literarv de- tails necessary for the program. This is but a partial list of those who made possible the presentation of " Goofy Chang, " and the unmen- tioned ones must not be overlooked in acknowledge- ments. Everywhere throughout the entire production. Major Moses, Major Laubach, Lt. Egner and Lt. Wright gave invaluable assistance and advice, which the Dialectic Society acknowledges and appreciates verv much. I I I The Princess and Her Maids Murphy, Cron, Berry, Greer, Cone The Tumblers Bell and Poole Story of Palanquin Bearers DeLaiiy and Montgomery TN the old city of Chin-In lives Su Fong Chow, lord of the Province of Chin-Bak, His daughter, the Princess Ming Sin, is betrothed to Kaio Ming, a wealthy tea mer- chant, and a friend of the mandarin, but Ming Sin does not love him, and takes no pains to conceal her thoughts. One day she wanders into the temple grounds, and by the art of his magic, Ching Soy, the priest, shows her the image of the man she will eventuallv marrv. But he can- not tell her his name, and she knows only that on his shoulder is a curious mark, a circle transfixed by an arrow. Ming Sin sends out her soldiers to hnd this Aoung man, but it is an impossible task, and rather than lose their heads, thev bring her a voung man named Goofv Chang. 490 I I The Qleex and Kinc. Mays ami Chappdl The Nubian Slaves Greear ami Sherburne the Play Over the dynastv of Su FongChow hangs a terrible curse, which will be brought down on any of his line who, having but one off- spring, a girl, shall fail to give her hand in marriage bv a certain time, — one hundred moons before her nineteenth year. As Ming Sin approaches her nineteenth birthday, pre- parations are made for her marriage to Kaio Ming. But she has him spirited awav, and in his anger, Su Fong Chow orders her to marry Goofy Chang as a punishment. Seeing on his shoulder the mark of the circle and the arrow, she rejoices in her good fortune in so luckily finding her true love. After the cermony, she learns that Jo-Jo has put the mark on Goofy ' s shoulder himself, but she laughs at the hoax, content with her choice. The Cambodian Dancers Thiede, Cinraii, Keller, Carrithers 491 ta I Heads of Departments Stage and Construction Crews 491 I f.J i J i 0 3 W d •J 1 ii The Cast i The Choruses 493 I Billy Lights Dick, Father, and Jack Pop i Jimnn Miil ' jn Ptnky 494 ' • " " ■« I |k ' Jm LjtM 1 I ' Marty Maher ' ' TTELLO MAR-R-R-TY. " W ' c Iiixvc cHtcrcd tlic uviiinasiuin and arc greeting X J- Sergeant Martin Maher. A smile and a cordial replv from an old friend is our reward. Martv is the guardian of the seat of our athletic world. He has seen thirty classes enter and depart. In each he numbers countless friends whom he has won by his kindness. A desire expressed and our wish is granted, if it is within his power. We are not the onlv ones who will remember Martv of " Kavdet Davs. " The wives of grads return and immediatelv inquire about Mart . Thev go for more lessons in swimming and receive expert instruction. The question mav be asked, " Has anvone ever seen Martv in the water? " Martv is to be graduated with our class. In later years, when we recall the happv days of our training, Martv, a classmate, will always be remembered. May his years of happiness continue. 495 1 I I Acknowledgments III coiuplc ' tiug this, the igiS Howitr er, the Howitr r Bociid wishes to express its appreciation and thanks to Major R. G. Moses, our Advisor, for his great interest and assistance. Mr. Charles Weilert, the Post Photographer, who has met our demand cheerfully, and whose grade of work has been always the best. Lieutenant Robert M. Wohlforth, whose willingness to assist us at all times has been of great aid, and for his contributions of poems for the view section and " Benny Havens. " Miss B. E. Ellinson, of the White Studio, for her advice and co- operation in the preparation of photographs. Mr. Nicholas F. Riley, whose illustrations and designs have added much to the quality of this Howitzer. Major Earl McFarland for his interest and aid in procuring his- torical material. Mr. Benedict A. Osnis for the portraits of the Army Officials. Mr. Tripp, Superintendent of the Academy Printing office, for supplying us with our current printing needs. Mr. Harry H. Weiner for his assistance to the advertising staff. Mr. George A. Moore for his kindly interest and valuable advice. Mr. G. Alan Chidsey, of The J. F. Taplev Company, for his advice and assistance in the preparation of the covers and the binding. Mr. a. Ford DuBois, President of The DuBois Press, our printer, who has been untiring in his efforts to assist us in the many phases of the production of the book. Mr. Theodore Stendel, President of The Scientific Engraving Company, for the splendid cooperation that his organization gave us. Mr. Dexter White, President of The White Studios, Inc., and his organization for their generous cooperation. 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Barrow Secretary SS_. — . 500 - ESTABLISHED 1831 Philadelphia Q) T Miniature Ring CLASS 1918 Also steel dies for Miniature Kings of the Different Classes The Members of the Graduating Class of 1918 are thanked for their patronage and reminded that they may at all times, and from any part of the world, expect service from this Establishment. The honor of being the leading Military and Naval Jewelers of America was achieved by Quality and Service. THE GIFT SUGGESTION BOOK mailed upon request illustrates and prices many articles of interest to the Officers in the Army and Navy, and their Families. SbL.- — t a 501 F ' - TASTE and PURSE xHE knottiest problems an officer has to face when buying his Civihan Clothes are those of reconciling Tasfe and Purse. He will want his Civilian Clothes to win him the same prestige everywhere that his uniform does ; yet without placing upon him too great a financial burden. In Starin Brothers Clothes he will find the ultimate in taste, and due to the rigid adherence to unchangeable quality, a Genuine Economy. STARIN BROTHERS TAILORS IMPORTERS HABERDASHERS 516 Fifth Avenue at 4}rd Street NEW YORK CITY 1060 Chapel Street Opposite Yale Art School NEW HAVEN, CONN. Miiil orders promptly and satisfactorily executed. Samples and self measurement blanks upon request. 502. -c3S F ' -■ MERIT Is always an objective when purchasing clothes. ' 4 REPUTATION Is a guide to quality JlHE Merit of Starin Brothers Clothes is as proverbial with those who wear them as it is traditional with those who make them. We have maintained the highest reputation for making fine clothes for over a quarter of a century. STARIN BROTHERS 1060 Chapel Street NEW HAVEN, CONN. 516 Fifth Avenue NEW YORK CITY Mail orders promptly and satisfactorily executed. Samples ami self measurement blanks upon request. 503 -A It couldnt be done IN the days of Grant and Lee, the Army Officer who wished to insure his hfe found that it couldn ' t be done. The in- surance companies regarded him as a dangerous risk. Even his wife was against the idea. To come into money through the loss of her husband ' s life, was at odds with her sense of loyalty. But the companies and the woman slowly shifted to the other foot. When the War Department began to rush troops to Cuba in 1858, the insurance companies sent their men into the Army camps to offer limited-payment policies. By that time, too, the woman was beginning to see that organized protection was a blessing beyond price. Today the Army Officer can get the choicest policy the Metro- politan has to offer. And his wife looks on his insurance as a splendid proof of his loyalty to her. JAMES REYNOLDS 1 1 ' est Point Kcpreseiitiitivc METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OfHce, Poughkeepsie Trust Co., BJdg. POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. 504 - _ §5 I sr- - CRESTS FOR CLASSES 192.8-1919-1930-1931 Originator of 1931 Crest Miniature Ring Classes 192.9 and 1930 STRUCK FROM FINE STEEL DIES OF EXCEPTIONL QUALITY Mail orders given prompt attention Illustrated brochure mailed upon request ist : ' : Chlstnut axd Thirteln ' th Streets, PHILADELPHIA w - ..n the truest sense, ' ' The Instrument of the Immortals " ij M ■■IPHmH HHI k 1 " The supreme qualities of your in- V ' H struments have been for many years universally recognized. Public and l Sfi individuals, amateurs and artists, have come to look upon your pianos as upon a standard of perfection. " I.J. Paderewski A mw Sictnujy piano can hi bought from $875 Up Any Sttinway piano may he parchastd with a cash deposit of 10 ' Y " " ' ' balanct will hi extended over a period of two years. Used pianos accepted in partial exchanj e. A jew STEIN WAY THE INSTRUMENT OF THE IMMOR.TALS Stein WAY Sons, Stein .i Hall, 109 W-sr 57th Street, New York City 1- §§ k. 505 F " Manufacturers of Shirts and Pajamas for Military Academies and Schools JULIUS SIMON INCORPORATED NEW YORK, N. Y. § _,- - 3 ShShdhSh) » I d fe) aGJMb - Plumbing Fixtures ' - Bath Tubs, Lavatories Showers, Water Closets Bath Room Accessories Laundry Tubs, Sinks, Etc. Pipe: BLick Steel, Galvani ' :ied, Brass Fittings: Cast Iron, Malleable, Brass Valves: Brats, Iron Wc endeavor at all times to carry a com- plete and widely assorted stock of supplies for Plumbing, Steamfitting and kindred trades BEHRER COMPANY, Inc. 77-81 Beekman Street 2.57 Burnet Street New York, N. Y. New Brunswick, N. J. -t 3S for over (Four Generations) To make better shoes for men than has been — To employ none but highest train- ed, experienced shoe craftsmen — To treat all employees so that they love their v ork and take pride in its accomplishment — To spare no effort to put true worth in every DACK SHOE — To use nothing but the finest im- ported specially-selected leathers — To always maintain leadership in design and quality — To make shoes that FIT the feet — oeJ y Jl i For over 100 years Dack ' s have been making exclusively good shoes for men. This has resulted in a repu- tation for quality and long wear, of which we are very proud and jealous. Click ' s shoes can only be obtain- ed from Dack ' s direct, either by mail or from our branch shops. II ' i our complitmnts we will gladly send you our illustrated Style Book and self-measuretmnt chart. Simply send in your name and address. 73 King Street West TORONTO Canada %f%f% % %f% % %f% 506 " " • Equipped With Many Years Experience For Making Photographs of All. Sorts Desirable For Illustrating College Annuals. Best Obtainable Artists, Workmanship, And The Capacitv For Prompt And Unequalled Service 220W ES-r 42 Street, New bFiic . = Ei3 al t! jiMMiiiiMii liiiiiilMlM = i! 2 - 507 - . 35 . pr - OJJlcers Uniforms Especially Tailored at Moderate Prices SiGMUND Eisner Co. Ked Bank, N. J. Netv York Show Rooms: ii6 Fifth Avenue 35_»— -. ?6 - WHITTEMORE ' S Black Special Cadet Dressing has never been excelled. Wiiittemore also makes for all kinds of foot- wear, liquid and paste dressini s renowned throughout the world for their excellence. There has never been a shoe made that Whittemorc could not shine or clean. Whittemore Bros. Boston, Mass -c3§ ;-i.- ' j ,;-W ' j ' -- ' i " i ' ,t ' The Eng-raving ' s in this Book were made hi SCIENTIFIC ENGRAVING COMPANY 406 to 42.6 West 31st Street New York Cooperating with The Du Bois Press WE ARE PHOTO ENGRAVERS WHO SPECIALIZE IN THE MAKING OF PLATES FOR COLLEGE ANNUALS AND YEAR BOOKS P l v ' ' ' r, n .rAfl,w , ' K f ' ■i iJ 0 yF 508 y _ V.M MILITARY MUSEUM of U. S. Army and Navy War relics J and American and foreign war iveapons, IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT 501 BROADWAY, NEW YORK CITY An illustrated catalog of 380 pages showing antique and modern war weapons, is mailed for fifty cents. PoLOPEL Island, known as Banner- man Castle, just north of West Point, isuscd in the storing of light and heavy artillery, machine guns, helmets, etc. FRANCIS BANNERMAN SONS Museum Sales Rooms 501 Broadway, New York City - At your dealers or post exchange , -tJ§5 H ST ' - - HolsteinMilk Vifalify Compliments of ARDEN FARMS DAIRY CO. 509 ESTABLISHED 1818 W r MADISON AVENUE COR. FORTY-FOURTH STREET NEW YORK BROOKS BROTHERS ' Building Telephone Murray Hill 8800 2u_.- ONLY A STEP FROM Grand Central, Subway and many leading Hotels Uniforms for Officers of the United States Army Agents in the United States for the " WooDRow Cap " and Messrs. Peal Co. ' s " Sam Browne Belt " Send for netv Military Price List Civilian Clothing Ready made or to Measure BOSTON PALM BEACH NEWPORT LITTLE BUILOINQ P L A Z A B U I LD I N G AUDRAIN BUILDING TfitMONT COH. BOYLSTON COUNTV ROAO 220 BCLLEVUC AvENUE -t oS 510 §bL.- CHARLOTTESVILLE WOOLEN MILLS CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. NLanufacturers of High Qrade UNIFORM CLOTHS In Sky and Dark Blue Shades for Army, Navy and other Uniform Purposes and the Largest Assortment and Best Quahty CADET GRAYS Including those used at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and other leading Military Schools of the country - 511 Mk i X X X X X X J°HN DAVID STEIN-BLOCH CLOTHES MEN ' S FURNISHINGS AND HA.TS Tte Smart Neiv York FasiKions Of Tke Day And Ni kt Exclusive, But l ot Expensive COM PARE! Broadway at 32d Street F,icing Greeley Square 1268 Broadway 338 Madison Avenue 125-27 West 42d Street Exchange Place at New 62 Broadway, Below Wall Nassau at Maiden Lane 25 Cortlandt Street Two Shops In Brooklyn Court Street at Remsen Fulton Street at Smith AAAAA,x AAAAAAAAAAAAA II r Alligator Featherweight 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 tcaterproof under all condition.!. The Alligator Company RLG. U. S. PAT. OFF. St. Louis, U.S.A. 3u_.- F - II •J •IIelxz Gomr Growers, Makers and Distributors of the 57 VARIETIES ANY ] PURE FOOD PRODUCTS Pittsburgh, Pa. ss_.— F ' - Good Washing When in need of laundry supplies or technical help on some washroom problem, just get in touch with " Good Washing Headquarters. " For over 77 years we have made a specialty of supplying power laundries with the proper washing materials and information on the latest improved methods of handling all classes of work. Our service department is as close as your mail box or telephone H. KOHNSTAMM Co., InC. New York Chicago Good Washing Hiadquarttrs Sinct 1S51 B - - §S_.- fcic,.. Hosiery .nj Gloves Cotton : Silk : Wool Buy " CASTLE gate " for quality and service " none better made So our Army friends tell us E. B. SUDBURY tT CO. 356 Fourth Ave. New York, N. Y. -t §b - _55 513 t SERVICE a QUALITY A A Gulf PUMPS-.anywhere--clealer or service station are beacon lights of service and quality - Courteous attendants, prompt and efficient, make it a pleasure to purchase Gulf products-- That Good Gulf Gasoline Gulf No-Nox Motor Fuel Supreme Motor Oil Combined with Supreme Motor Oil either of these gasolines insure power and mileage Fill your tank, change your oil and note the im- provement in your motor. At the Sign of the Orange Disc Gulf Refining Company rmnfii. WMmif!!ild ' ' lir 514 - Smart Sturdy Waterproof THIS BAG has style — 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. Naugahvde is WATERPROOF— a quality not possessed by leather. Its Gladstone shape combines roominess with the compactness of a grip. Naugahyde hand lu t age is made in several styles at prices S6 to_Sij United States Rubber Company Suppliers of the famous West Point Raynster Raincoats Su_v- " ON PARADE . . . Nothing contributes more to the fitness and smartness of a man ' s appearance than the shave and after-shave. WILLIAMS AQUA VEL After the Shave THE J. B. WILLIAMS COMPANY GLASTONBURY, CONN. §U_ - - . §S Man !Mif: P. .M ' , - 4i3. ADVANTAGEOUS IT HAS BEEN THE PRIVILEGE OF FINCH LEY TO SERVE THE MEN OF WEST POINT IN THEIR CIVILIAN ATTIRE, NOT ONLY DURING THEIR TERM AS STUDENTS, RUT SUBSEQUENT TO THEIR GRADUATION. THE APPAREL PRESENTED EMBRACES AN UNUSUAL DEGREE OF ELEGANCE AND UNCOMMON NESS AND WHEN IN NEW YORK, IT MIGHT PROVE ADVANTAGEOUS TO REVIEW THE CLOTHES, SHOES, HATS. HABERDASHERY AND SPORTSWEAR ON DISPLAY. HFTH AVENUE NEW YORK J. CKSON BLVD. CHICAGO 515 r rO ry r rOv r f » €1 m ONFIDENCE -1 557 5 5 II. Suits Overcoats Sport Clothes Evening Clothes Hats Haberdashery Shoes For Men and Young Alen T, HE most beautiful of all human rela- tionships are based on CONFIDENCE. Love is based on confidence, friendship is based on confidence, happy marriages are based on confidence; and so, confi- dence is the highest aim a business in- stitution can achieve, because it introduces into the process of buying and selling, something of the unselfish quality of those sacred human relationships that are untouched and uncontaminated by money. This store never wants to be guilty of such bad taste as to claim per- fection, but it makes no secret of its ambition to foster and deserve at all times the confidence of its customers. There is no Higher Success o TJoan to l e Relieved In! New York 516 Giving Jenkins Valves their final exams )enkinsVafves ,:9 Send for a booklet de- scriptive of Jenkins Valves for any type of building in tvhich you may be interested. ■ g. if)(i Screwed , J enkins Standard Bron e Globe Valve. The final exam of a Jenkins Valve is a trial in actual service before it leaves the factory. The valve is put in a line, and sub- jected to pressures higher than those for which the valve is recommended. Insistence on such thorough tests is typical of Jenkins standards of manufacture. Metal is analyzed by trained metallurgists before and after casting. Design and construction are in accordance with sound engineering princi- ples and practice. Research is being carried on constantly. The result is valves built for maxi- mum rather than average service. There are Jenkins Valves for practically every requirement of plumbing, heating, power plant and fire protection service. They are furnished in bronze and iron, in standard, medium and extra heavy patterns. JENKINS BROS. Xo i- „t( Street . . New York, N. Y. 124 Atlantic Atrriui . . Boston, Mass. 1)! No. Seventh Street, Phi a., Pa. 64 6 Washington Boulevard, Chicago , . JENKINS BROS., LIMITED Montreal, Canada London, England ■ ks I Always marked with the Diamond " lenkinsAMves f SINCE 1864 - _ - - " - Ecruipment «- The Leader R " m for over fift ' ' r Specialists in sport equipment. . .iv-,.iu St., . cu York - §il w ' mtmzmxm- ' m ' m ' m HARLES OMPLIMENTS of w. s AIRD MM MMMM M S5_ - - _ 517 p Dance Programs and Invitations Leather Dance Favors and Novelties The Chas. H. Elliott Co. The Largest College Engraving Ilotise in the World Commencement Invitations, Class Day Programs, Class Pins and Rings Seventeenth Street and Lehigh Avenue PHILADELPHIA Wedding Invitations Calling Cards Fraternity and Class Stationery Menus -cJ§ f F " HENRY V. ALLIEN CO. Successors to Horstmann Bros. Allien 227 Lexington Ave., near 34th St. NEW YORK CITY Makers of ARMY EQUIPMENTS " 77if( Hare stood the Text Since 1815 " ii8 -c3§ 4 i n Ji-p-preciation -h ■ We wish to take this opportunity of expressing our appreciation for the official banking business entrusted to our care by the U. S. MiHtary Acade- my, as well as the considerable number of substantial accounts carried here by the Officers and Graduates. It is always a pleasure to serve a West Point man. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF HIGHLAND FALLS, N. Y. MEMBER OF Federal Reserve System United States Depository New York State and County Depository DEPARTMENTS Commercial Savings Safety Deposits Investment Foreign Exchange §6 - 519 - _ Making Your Colt • You f EACH of the thousand- and -one operations in the pro- duction of a Colt Revolver or Automatic Pistol is accom- plished with an affectionate craftsmanship that neither knows nor seeks an easy road to perfection. In the manufacture of Colt fire arms nothing is left to chance. Not content with steels of flawless qualitv, forgings of unbelievable exactness and machines of micrometer precision, all Colt parts are gauged, finished, fitted and inspected by hand. Before a Colt fire arm is finally targeted it must pass successfully nearly two hundred critical inspections by unhurried craftsmen who realize their obli- gation to you. So, purchasing a Colt Revolver or Auto- matic Pistol for a special service is merely a matter of choosing the proper model and caliber. It is as though you delegated a trus- ted and expert mechanic to personally select each part and make up your special Colt for vou. Colt ' s Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co. HARTFORD, CONN. Left to Right, the Illustrations show I. Forging Colt parts. 1. Polishing inside of barrel. 3. Heat-treating parts. 4. Gauging revolver cylinders. 5. Testing barrel and cy- linder alignment. 6. Assembling a Colt. 7. Colt ' s " Proving Ground. " You should have a copy of Colt ' s Catalog ' ' H ' ' and a copy of " Makers of His- tory " — ma lied free on request. Phil. B. Bekeurt Co., Pacific Coast Representatives, 7 7 Market Street, San Francisco, Calif. OLT ' T ie World ' s Right Arm 52.0 ' - AU GU ST A= Milifary Academy §u_.- 1 F " §€_,- MODERN school with a country location in the famous Shenandoah Vallv of ' irginia. ' 2 1 Endorsed by ' irginia Military Institute and other universities. Armv officers detailed by the War Department. Junior R. O. T. C. Absolutely fireproof barracks. All modern improvements. Splendid athletic field. 300 acres. Cadet band of 14 pieces. Able faculty of college men. Small classes and individual instruction. Supervised athletics. Rifle range and target practice under personal supervision. Enrollment limited to 175. Boys from i6 States and 5 foreign countries last year. Sixty-Second session begins September 19th. — Member of the Association of Miiit.iry Colleges and Schools of the United States. — For catalog address Col. T. J. Roller or Maj. C. S. Roller, Jr., Prins., Fort Defiance, Virginia. -t_ §§ Eat More Wheat . Build strong bodies PH.© DDE Why No» Now? Washburn-Crosby Co. -c §§ - §J ICE CREAM Active Men! You need its " Youth Units ■M.n.ANY DIVISION General Ice Cream Corporation Albanv, N. Y. - J§§ Jacob Forst Packing Company Kingston, N. Y. 5 1 1816 The 192-8 HORSTMANN UNIFORM Sixth and Cherry Sts. PHILADELPHIA Company 74 Maryland Avenue ANNAPOLIS Army Officers ' Note; We handle all the up-to-date fabrics, among which are Elas- tics, Baratheas; im- ported Whipcords and Gabardines; also im- ported light Bedford Cords and Cavalry Twills for breeches. 5 i Uniforms AND Equipment I Sj— - i SbL.- - -35 fv- EDGEWORTH ' Nk ' Nk ' Nk ' TART OF A MlLirARY EDUCATION " THE " MAX " OF SMOKING TOBACCOS LARUS BRO. CO. Since 1877 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - J§5 52-3 gr- §u_.- F " - y « get Theme, Originality and Continuity when you ii C aaTu vrt [Crf orj- (? ' Super Books " ' I c yOMPARE the products of " Schilling " and vou will find why America ' s leading industries and America ' s leading colleges choose to have " Schilling " guide their Printing destinies. Producers of the 1910-1911 Howitzer and the 192.1-1914 " Super " Howitzers. The SCHILLING PRESS, Inc. SCHILLING BUILDING Printers of Qiiality NEW YORK CITY P R I N T I N G T HE MOTHER OF PROGRESS -c ii WHERE especially trained engineering talent, skill and craftsmanship are coordi- nated to meet the Army ' s usual and unusual demands for Gun Control Equipment, Search- lights, Gyro - Compasses, Gyro-Pilots and special elec- trical and mechanical equip- ment. The SPERRY GYROSCOPE CO BROOKLYN, N. Y. k J F " ■■ ji 4 World Wide Market at Your Service " We cannot carry everything, but we can get anything " — the line which now appears in our newspaper advertising — states brief- ly an actual fact, f While it is impossible for us to carry everything that every- one might want, we can, through our connection with three domestic and foreign buying offices in New York City, procure for you practically anything you de- sire. If Which really means that we bring the world market to your door! SCHOONMAKER ' S Dcpiirtment Store Telephone 1154 NEWBURGH, N. Y. - J35 5M Jacob Reeds Sons HIGH GRADE UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT FOR OFFICERS Civilian Clothing for flic discrlininatliKj dresser SACK SUITS made of exceedingly attractive fabrics in correct models, and perfectly tailored in accor- dance with vour physical requirements, S50.00 to S85.00 TOP COATS $35.00 to $70.00 Our REED TUX at $50.00 is a wonderful value. It is made of a fine dress worsted in a diamond weave and has silk linings and satin facings. Exquisitely tailored and udeal in every particular. JACOB REED ' S SONS 14x4-1416 Chestnut St. 112.7-1119 Boardwalk Philadelphia Atlantic City sfi_.- - . 5 5 sr- ' LEATHER LEGGINGS MADE IN ALL STYLES AND OF VARIOUS KINDS OF LEATHER Pigskin, Cordovan, Calfskin, Cowhide, Etc. OUR LF.GGINCxS ARE UNEXCELLED IN QUALITY AND DURABILITY The Spring and Laced Style Leggings are used by Military Officers for dress purposes. They are attractive and comfortable. Sam Browne Belts to TS leasure Special Prices Quoted to Nlilitary iAcademies WALDRON CARROLL MauNfacti ycys 502 West 4r)tli Street New York, N. Y. SgL - 5 6 - ( 100 j FRACTIONAL PerSection is YOUR Goal YlL of anything, is 100 0 of — - ' it and may be represented by the circle or oval as for instance, the grain of wheat . . . Any fractional part of an original, or organic thing in Nature, is an imperfect part of it; — and so you see one of our simple rea- sons why Wheatsworth will serve you better than fractional parts of the real staff of life, the whole grain of wheat. . . . Ask your grocer for crackers, ce- real and flour branded Wheatsworth and you will get your money ' s worth and wheat ' s worth ■Jfe 4_ " J " ; Wheats irorth, Inc. NEW YORK " TEITZEL " MADE MILITARY BOOTS AND TREES SAM BROWNE BELTS AND PUTTEES mmmmm mm fz years of custom Boot making Ihis made the " Teit:iel " Boot superior in quality, style aud workmanship. IBM L «««» The TeitzcJ -Jones -Dchncf Boot Co. Wichita K.ansas ho Brf r cc ?? THE BEST IN MATERIAL AND CRAFTSMANSHIP • PERFECTION IN DETAIL AND TRUE ' ALUE " Dance Trograms . Invitations and Favors Class Stationery . Tins and T{ings Christmas and %Ji siting Cards killkrafters, inc. • -y STATIONERS • ENGRAVERS • JEWELERS PHILADELPHIA §u_.- - . 52-7 ' " LUGGAGE OF CHARACTER Officers of the U. S. Army recognize the character of Canton Luggage as being strictly in keeping with the high stand- ards of appearance, serviceability and in- herent qualities which thev insist upon in every item of their equipment. TRUNKS, BAGS AND LUGGAGE Canton Luggage Corporation MEMBER OF Formerly Likly Luggage Co., Inc America ' s Greatest Luggage Stores 185 Madison Ave. NEW YORK CITY 50 E. 4iND St., at Madison Ave. p- Staunton Mi lit art Academy Kable Station, Staunton, Va. NE of the most distinguished preparatory schools of Vv America. Accredited academically by the great universities and colleges of the country, including West Point and Annapolis. Member of Southern Association of Accredited Schools. One of the original members of Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States. First in Virginia; first in the South; First in the hearts of ten thousand boys Who have gone through her portals. • Sk . , §8 S2.8 I K " O ' Shea Knitting Mills MAKERS Athletic Yjiitted Wear for Every Sport 1414 NORTH SACRAMENTO AVENUE An ,- CHICAGO - . §§ - - Transits and Levels World Fatuous for 66 Years This make is accepted as Standard, hv the U. S. Government, in many departments. The new Hudson River Bridge and thousandsof other jobs, engineered exclusively by Buff Theodolites. Buff " Buff Mfg. Co. Jamaica Plain, Mass. §5 - Mk w - Eyes Army THE phrase used to describe the . ir Service sec- tions might be as aptly applied to the Bausch .. ' ; Lomb Optical Company. From its huge plant and the keen minds of its scientists come most of the precise optical lire control instruments. " Bausch Lomb " on an optical instrument indicates perfection of design and superiority of workmanship. Bausch Lomb Optical Company 655 St. P. ul St., Rochester, N. Y. Binoculars, Range Finders, Gunsights, Searchliqjn Mirrors, Pbotograpl. ' k Lenses 5 9 p -• Regulation at West Point for many years — Hays Superseaill Gloves Hie Danie l Havs () Ompanv CLOVE R-SVILLE . NEW YORK GLOVES SINCE Ik . 530 w - Compliments of the Radio Corporation of America -t3§ 551 ' - or all Athletic Sports ATHLETIC OUTFITTERS 22 EASr iini SI. NEW »0«K. N. T. Write for Latest Taylor Cataloe fe r T-UX -T LIDO — A Gentleman ' s Dinner Coat, tailored to assure negligee comfort without sacrifice of its smart correct- ness. Favored where University men foregather. Tailored to Measi re or ReaJy for Wear Ssi to S( s hi Midtuf ht blue % Jnc. 5(} ' i Fifth Avenue NewYorkCihf Entrance on46lhSfrccl CLOTHING OF DISTINCTION - _ Krementz Dress Sets for Correctly Dressed Men Krementz Full Dress and Tuxedo Sets are on sale at all shops catering to the well- dressed man. Designs and shapes offered in variety adequate to satisfy every taste. Each Krementz stud and waistcoat button is fitted with famous bodkin-clutch back; sure- holding and easily inserted. Krementz Co., Newark, N. J., Established 1866. Set No. 2433. Set consists of 3 studs, 4 ■ buttons, each with bodkin-clutch back: pair links. Borders in Krementz quality rolledwhite gold plate; centers, genuine onyx. Complete, $17.50. Other sets S8.50 to $50.00. Kr emen t Correct Sveriing Jewelry 532- f ■k WHAT WOULD THE ARMY DO WITH- OUT THE MOVIES? ND what would the movies do without the Army ? Some of the greatest motion pictures have reproduced Army hfe; pictures made in cooperation with Army officers, telhng absorbing stories truthfully. The whole Army likes the movies. Everywhere, in every Army post, the chief entertainment — often the only entertainment is given by the motion picture. The American motion picture industry will continue to make better and still better motion pictures. This means that Army activities are being constantly and vividly brought before the eyes of the world. 1} tin MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS DISTRIBUTORS OF AMERICA, INC. Bray Productions, Inc. Caddo Company, Inc., The Cecil B. de Mille Corporation Chadwick Productions, Inc. Christie Film Company Distinctive Pictures Corp. Eastman Kodak Company Educational Film Exchanges, Inc. F B O Pictures Corporation Will H. Hays, President ME.MBERS First National Pictures, Inc. FoN Film Corporation D. V. Griffith, Inc. William S. Hart Co. Inspiration Pictures, Inc. Buster Keaton Production, Inc. Kinogram Publishing Corp. Metro-Gold vvyn-Mayer Dist. Corp. Paramount Famous Lasky Corp. 553 Pathe Exchanges, Inc. Principal Pictures Corp. Hal Roach Studios Jos. M, Schenck Production United Artists Corp. Universal Pictures Corp. Talmadge Producing Corp. Vitagraph, Inc. Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. - _5§ Ifa ?V ' - MAKING SOLDIERS FOR THE NATION calls for sonicrhin besides a knowledge of guns and gunnery. It calls for food that builds sturdy robust Americans with patri- otic courage and mental stamina. That ' s the reason they serve SHREDDED WHEAT in the mess-hall of the United States Military Academy. It is the food that builds the undefeated battalions — the food for the camp and the long march. It is a builder of brain and brawn and is SS - MADE AT NIAGARA FALLS BY THE SHREDDED WHEAT COMPANY - . SXROOCK J 100% J ' iiri %ic Jityiii ' J MELs Hair Cloth Fabrics specially designed for polo coats and the smartest in sport apparel S. STROOCK CO., INC. . NEW YORK mills: newburgh-on-hudson MAYONNAISE used at the CADET MESS supplied by R. P. Smith MIDDLETOWN, N. Y. Inquiries Solicited S _.- - J§5 534 Zl CONGRATVLATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 1928 OF THE VNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY FROM STETSON SHOPS INC 289 MADISON AV n NEW YORK 535 - " k. .... back to Brokaw " T " HENEVER the Corps troops into New York, the Brokaw store takes on the aspect of a parade ground. Our association with West Pointers began well before the civil war. And we note with pride that the men we come to know as Cadets, often re- turn to Brokaw for their wearables long after they have left the gray towers on the Hudson. Kecetit Row is a special Brokaw department featuring young men ' s clothes of exceptional durability. S4J id SjJ- Also an interesting assortment of boots, luggage and leather goods — • at attractive prices. Brokaw Brothers BROADWAY AT FORTY-SECOND STREET FOUNDED 1856 - Mason ' s Famous PEAKS Pure, Fresh Cocoamit and Cream Covered with Rich Chocolate and " ITS Peppermint Flavored Sugar Cream Coated Chocolates DISTRIBUTED BY SHAPIRO BROS. VI uleSiih ' Confectioiwrs iiihl Tohaccoiusts 1 1 CoLDEN Street NEWBURGH, N. Y. PHONE 132.4 - _ F ' JLr HAS been a pleasure to serve the members of the United States Military Academy dur- ing the past year. We are anxious to extend to all of you a cordial invitation to visit any of our branch offices while you are away on furlough. A postcard will bring a copy of our 1918 Balfour Blue Book. L. G. Balfour Company Manufacturing Jewelers Attleboro Massachusetts § § Boston New York Chic.igo Phil.idc-lphi.i Pittsburgh Kansas City Denver BRANCH OFFICES Washington Columbus Atlanta Richmond . nn Arbor Da I his Ithaca Indianapolis Des Moines San Francisco Los . ngeles Seattle State College -t_§5 536 HOME OFFICE BUILDINGS OF THE PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA Mj Company ' ' — T he Prudential . . This is what thousands of West Pointers can and do sav when talking Life Insurance BECAUSE THE ARMY THE PRUDENTIAL FOLLOW THE FLAG W ' liercver )-oii .ire stationed, you will know the arni of Prudential is read} ' to serve. Ask anv one of the . rmv of Prudential Men or write Your Pnulential Man at West Point. Don ' t forget — The Pvudanutl Sells the Low net Cost Policy John A. McNulty, U. S. M. A. ' lo, Special Agent at West Point Room iio-C, West Academic Building, and 117 Broadway, New York City The Prudential Insurance Company OF America Edward D. Duffield Home Office Pnsidenf Newark, N. J. 537 RON Bethlehem s? 5TEEL Products BETHLEHEM Iron and Steel Products are manufac- tured by a Company whose properties include everv iron and steel manufacturing facility from the coal and ore mines to the vessels for shipping finished products. Bethlehem supplies iron and steel in any form, in any quantity, for any purpose, and for many years has shared in supplying the nation ' s demand for commercial steel and manufactured iron and steel products. 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The National Aeronautic Association is working for the development of aviation tor progress in peace and preparedness in war. It is strongly behind the Army and the splendid work of the Army Air Corps. Every Officer and friend of the Army who believes in national defense is invited to become a member of this organization. Regular Membership in the Association is $5 .00 per year $l. 00 of which is subscription to its monthlv magazine, the Aeronau- tic Review. Applications mav be sent to National Headquarters, in the Barr Building, loSeventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. Porter Ad. ms President Elmer A. Sperry Vice-President Col. B. F. Castle Treasurer V .ALENTINE GePHART Secretary AD ' ISORY BOARD Honorable F. Trubee Davison Assistant Secretary of War Honorable William P. MacCracken, Jr. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Rear Admiral William A. Moffett Chief, Bureau of Aeronautics Dr. Joseph S. Ames Chairman National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Honorable Edward P. Warner Assistant Secretary of the Navy Honorable W. Irving Glover Second Assistant Postmaster General Major General James E. Fechet Chief of the Army Air Corps Charles F. Marvin Chief, U. S. Weather Bureau Major General Mason M. Patrick U. S. Army, Retired SS_.- -A 53y F ' •- THE SOUTHERN HOTEL BALTIMORE. MARYLAND The comfort, the character, the hos- pitality of the old South in Mary- land ' s newest, most modern hotel. Private dining rooms with home- likeattractiveness — unexcelled ser- vice in every de- partment and de- licious foods for which Baltimore i s famous. The hnest Hotel Ball- room it the South. In the summer our guests loiter on the cool, open-air root garden — fourteen stories high — and enjoy the fasci- nating panorama of the City and the Harbor — dining and dancing where it is cool and comfortable. - " Tbe West Point of the West " Member of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States SAN DIEGO ARMY dinl NA ' Y ACADEMY . fully accredited Military School, " Class M " rating, which prepares for Colleges, West Point and An- napolis, with a Lower School for Young Boys. The largest private school of the Pa- cific Coast. Lo- cated in Suburb of Sunnv San Diego. S8oo per year with special discount to officers o f Army or Navy. CATALOGUE COL. THOS. A. DAVIS, President Ljtc Cipratii Sixth U. S. V . Infantry Box W. P., Pacihc Beach Station, San Diego, California - W ALTER A. McGRATH 93-95 Nassau Street cor. fulton st. room 307 NEW YORK CITY READY-TO-WEAR SUITINGS TAILORED-TO-ORDER TOP COATS TUXEDOS Was Over 20 Years With Rogers Peet Compa)iy 540 f - a-y " " ' " ' e f Established 1790 PEAL Co 487 Oxford St.. LONDON, ENGLAND. MILITAR Y POLO HUNTING BOOT S SPUR S WHIP S CROPS PEAL ' S Representative visibs Principal Camps and • Cities ■ oFU.S.A everij Fall. Schedu e sent on reauest. 2S_,- - J§5 541 f€ ■• To THE Class of 1928 U. S. Military Jlcademy With the Compliments of the NEW YORK " GIANTS " NEW YORK BASEBALL CLUB Polo Grounds, New York C. A. Stoneham, President JohmJ. McGraw, Vice-President and Manager 54 F. X. McQuADE, Treasurer J. J. TiERNEY, Secretary -«Jff§ i r ' - ■ Uniforms of Distinction FOR U. S. Army Officers AMERICA ' S LARGEST EXCLUSI ' E PUR EYORS OF UNIFORMS— BOOTS PUTTES — BELTS — CAPS HATS AND ACCOUTREMENTS FOR ALL BRANCHES OF THE SERMCE The Associated Military Stores, Inc. 310 WEST JACKSON BLVD. CHICAGO, ILL. 0»r Complete Cafi o! e m,iileil on request. - _J§S F ' STETSON HATS Divide the price vou pav for a Stetson bv the number of days vou wear it and you will find how economical a Stetson really k John B. Stetson Company philadelphia -t §5 pT- - THE Globe Rutgers Fire Insurance Co. Home Office. 11 1 William Street, New York Issues Policies Ag.m.vst Fire Marine Tornado Earthquake Flood Hail Explosion Transportation Hazards Riot and Civil Commotion Also ivrites Automobile Insurance against Fire, Theft, Collision, Etc. JANUARY I, 1918 ASSETS AS OF JANUARY ist, 1918 CAPITAL ----- SURPLUS TO POLICY HOLDERS ALL OTHER LIABILITIES E. C. Jameson, Prcstdetit Lyman Candee, Vice-Prcsiiltnt W. H. AVi.i%oti,Vkt-Prcsidrnt J. H. MuLEVHiLL, V.-Prnt. Sicty. J. D. Lester, Vict-Prtsidmt A. H. WiTTHORN, Stcrctary 545 $80,153,738.67 3,500,000.00 33,014,599.03 47-179-135-64 A. G. Cassin, Asst. Stcritary J. L. Hahn, Asst. Stcretary M. J. VoLKMAN, Local Stcrctary _ - _-§5 m New York George S. Daugherty Co. Piickers and Distrihi tors DE LUXE BRAND Quality Canned Foods Pittsburgh Chicai 106 Penn. Avenue - -t Ss F " ■ The Exhibit Here Gave You a Little Idea of Browning King Nierchandise To become acquainted with the full line of Clothing, Hats and Furnishings, visit the Browning King Brooklyn store T)roiDningKmg FuLTOx Street at DeKalb Ave. BROOKLYN -l35 ■ — n l We 1 West Point Society OF NEW YORK NKII, ;. HXCH, Secy. 5: Wn.I.IAM STREET XKW VdKK 1 r ' ■ X- A F ' FURTOUNIS CHUMAS DEALERS IX § _.- BAN AN AS 109 Broadway and no William Street NEWBURGH, N. Y. - -35 544 sr - -• George S. Wallen Alfred F. Haexlein George S. Wallen Company Sole purveyors ot coffee to the Cadet Mess, also the Offi- cers ' Mess at West Point, New York. 89 Water Street NEW YORK CITY Tilcphoncs: 1141, 12.41, 12.4J. 1144. Bowlini» Green Cabli AdJrcu: " Wallenitc " gs - - _ - Asa L. Shipman ' s Sons Established 1837 New York N. Y. §gL - " r?TIQUETTE frequently demands " difterent kinds of writing paper. Today " every well appointed home has three kinds of writing paper. " CRANES For the very best. EATON ' S HIGHLAND LINEN For every day correspondence. EATONS DECKLE VELLUM A flat sheet [or the man. Caton (jane PITTSFIELD MASS. S4i ?r- ■ Hotel Sussex The George Washington ! i6 West -iiid Street New York City Oumrship Maiiagi mcnt A quiet and refined homelike residence with all the comfort and service of a first class hotel, a step from subway and surface lines — close to Central Park and Riverside Drive — strictly fire- proof. All of our One and Two Room Apartments have private bath and shower and are nicely fur- nished — the rentals reasonable. S _ - Onc Room Apartment or Two Room Apartment $ 4.00 per day $15.00 weekly $6.00 to $8.00 per day 40.00 to $50.00 weekly SPECIAL RATES FOR PERMANENT GUESTS [ funiisheti or iitifitrnished ' ) RESTAURANT Finest Foods : Home Cooking ' ery moderate prices e Q DeU9Kt ont. pound Sije Si eoLOffi Glow Packed in T S to keep the GOODNESS ii (ityexpress sfyipmentjust t ' ecei ed ffom the famous 60LDEN 6low shops Where the BlaT d Trail Crosses the Boule vard BOOTS, LUGGAGE, MUFTI, FURNISHINGS AND GENERAL SPORTING EQUIPMENT FOR OFFICERS Tht Greatest Sporting Goods Store in the World Hbeicrombie frFitch Co. MADISON iSVENUE .45TH ST. F ' - Fresh and Crisp Sunshine Biscuits and Sunshine Sugar Wafers IN SEALED PACKAGES OR BY THE POUND Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company Branches in over 100 Cities 546 - • §S - Nlilitary Supplies and Equipments William C Rowland INCORPORATED 10x4 Race Street PHILADELPHIA Uniforming Military Schools and Colleges and Officers ot the U. S. Army our profession. -t §5 F ' - the stepping is always more agreeable if you wear O ' Sullivan ' s Heels of live rubber. O ' Sullivan ' s were the first — the ori m,il rubber heels. They have never been equalled for comfort and long wear. Your feet will soon tell you the difference! And since O ' Sullivan ' s cost no more than inferior rubber heels, why not have the best Insist on it. O ' SULLIVAN ' S Heels oj Live K bber - .3§ - - For Over -jo Years America ' s lincsr hotels, cliihs and private homes have been equipped with heddintr h - CHARLES P. ROGERS CO. INCORPORATED 11- l6 West 48TH Street NEW YORK, N. Y. S _ - -t. - Young ' s Hats are made expressly for a clientele that recognizes a hat as the most important item of dress. They are styled for true distinction and becomingness — not merely to cover the head. 28 New York Stores " all over town " THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HAT STORE IN AMERICA IS OUR HOTEL ASTOR SHOP § _.- -c35 547 .. BOOTS SHOES The Reveille LeggingCo. Manufacturers ofHigh-Grade Leggings and Sam Browne Belts. Made to individual measurements. Also Im- porters of Stock and Made to measure Boots and Shoes. Catalog and measurement blanks furnished on request. LEAXTNWORTH, KANSAS F ' Mc ENANY SCOTT ARMY NAVY UNIFORMS and EQUIPMENT Breeches Specialists HIGH GRADE CIVILIAN CLOTHES AT MODERATE PRICES 15 West 4 ith St.,N. Y.C., Tel., Bryant 7036 Pr- -- To Three or Four Officers WE NOW haveover8,oooactivemembers As there are some thirtv-eight thousand officers and others of relative status in the Services who are entitled to our protection, it appears that thirty thousand either — ( i) Insure with civilian companies at double cost for half the advantages of protection and satisfaction which our services furnish; (■l) Do not know of or fail to realize the] benefits of membership in this Association; (3) Do not carry any insurance or (4) Do not own cars. The above is written for the information and guidance of the first three classes primarily, though the fourth is also invited to take notice and diary the facts herein stated for reference when they cease to be pedestrians. SERVICE TO THE SERVICES MORE COVERAGE LESS COST To Officers, Warrant Officers, Active and Retired, and Nurse Corps of the United States Services. Application blanks obtainable at the Howitzer Office Send us description of your car for premium rates and other valuable information. UNITEDSERVICES automobile ASSOCIATION FORT S. M HOUSTON, TEXAS p - CHARLES MEURISSE COMPANY MANUFACTtJRERS POLO BALLS POLO HEADS POLO BOOTS IMPORTERS POLO CAPS POLO BREECHES POLO BELTS WHIPS, ETC. POLO EXCLUSIVELY 4S11-L5 Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, Illinois Catalogue wit j Polo rules on Request 54 sr- -T If EW AOnJETIC BAIX G4I7GE shows exaci pressure SCHOOLS aid colle-es alike are welcominjj the new Schrader No. 5896 Athletic Ball Gau e. It is receiv- ing; the approval of the leading Coaches and Athletic Mana ;ers, as well as Officials throughout the country. This gauge does away ith the under-in- flated " slow " ball and the over-inflated " fast " ball. It assures the same resili- ency in the practice ball as in the ball used for actual contests. The outstanding superiority of the Schrader Athletic Ball Gauge is due to its basic principle of construction — Direct Action. In this type of gauge the air enters the air chamber and simply pushes out the indicator to the correct pressure mark. onncciing ump hose. A. SCHRADtRS SON. TIRE V A Makers of Pneumatic Valves Since 1844 L V E S • • -TIRE All delicate mechanism is eliminated. Because of its simple and sturdy con- struction you can even drop this gauge without throwing it out of adjustment. When the ball is being inflated, the air is forced from the pump, through the toot of the gauge directly into the ball. To test the pressure it is not nec- essary to detach the pump hose. Simply press down on the gauge. This downward pressure opens the check valve and allows reading of the actual pressure in the ball with- out loss of air. The Schrader Athletic Ball Gauge registers the true pressure of the ball — not the impact pressure of the pump. Ask your supply house about this new No. 5896 gauge at once. CHICAGO, Toi chrader GAUGES m sbL.- - J§5 549 - Uniform Fabrics Our Imported Cavalrv Twill is being used in your Breeches. You know how well it wears. We carry a complete line of Woolens for Coats, Breeches and Overcoats which also give the best service. Ask your tailor to show you our samples. D se)ihi ry Uuifoii i Dept. Woolen Corporation OF America XI5-ZI9 FOURTH AVENUE New York City The Belfast Linen Handkerchief Company J Inc. lOO-IIO FRANKLIN STREET NEW YORK - - _J§5 The Luxenberg Sack Suit li.is won its wide-spread popularity anion t; co11ci;l- men through strict adherence to a distinct style N TAILORED TO YOUR ORDER $34.50 to $42.50 li ' rrrc f,,r snic hoM.t ATJ B mm. :iL(iDTrffl] 37 UNION SQUARE, NEW YORK Between i6th i-th Sts. -tJ§5 - I The National Market Established 1850 George Griot Sons, Inc. TELEPHONE YONKERS: 54OO, 54OI, 5401, 5403 Meats, Provisions, Poultry Fish and Produce Wholcuile and Ketail Distributors of ill I kinds of Saratoga Spring Waters l.O- ' Ll. NORTH BROADWAY YONKERS, N. Y. i -t §5 550 Muaii - i . MDore " Printing ( )mpany Incorporated Ar - Vrmters Viiblishers Printers of " The Pointer " " Bugle Notes " " Pegasus Remounts " Newburgh-on-Hudson NEW YORK §s_ - 551 -t_ --- ' ' - " ' HSA m Sm HaH fil iN Of CAVALRY Eil !■ JIBWSPy fcOLONEL ' U-S-A- t JBjK- ' ss OF 1903 :a K;jjHif ' " WHILE COrtrtANDINC j 4 B jmC]i?TH r.nci.-.CNT OF infantry 3 K lTYHEr ' .EL ' SE-ARGONNE OFFENSIVE ' 5| V •( lir •„■ ,:- f.OP.TALLY WODNDED AT ' - 5J H j : •TEI.-CHEHERY, FRANCE JS H D DIED OCTOBER 8 1SI8 [if H - .{ rjli EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM p. H -1 1-.- Tins ACTION HE WAS AWARDED H - i THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS 1 jKteECTED BY HIS CIASSWATES i i !• ' ' " T IIZ - ' IE E 1 1 MEMORIAL TABLETS FOR THE United States Military Academy FURNISHED BY W ' M. H. JACK SON COMPANY ESTABLISHED 1817 WAREROOMS FACTORIES FOUNDRIES 2. WEST 47TH STREET 335 CARROLL STREET NEW YORK CITY BROOKLYN, N. Y. u - 3s - SCHRADE POCKET KNIVES No. 740 SSD Safety Push Button Knife Sterling Silver Handle, Price $4.00 each . 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It is a phrase that is associated with this Howitzer and those of the three preceding classes as w ell as the Annapolis Lucky Bag for the past six successive years. eS_.- 15 -t_ - DREKA FINE STATIONERS PHILADELPHIA Visitni Cards Stiitiomry ivith Aruiy Corps Crests Smart Invitations for IVeddinp and Social Occasions Original Christmas Cards ivith V. S. Flag and Kegimental Insignia - _ Cotnpli?}ients of WEST POINT TAXI COMPANY - _55 556 ain FOR THE SECOXD TIME ROCHESTER and THE DU BOIS PRESS MAKE THEIR BOW TO THE HOWITZER The Annual of the Corps of Cadets of the United States M.ilitary Academy at West Point JLt has beex a PRIVILEGE to sliarc the responsibility of building tiiis outstanding Year Book. The Howitzer represents the painstaking work of a Staff most cap- ably headed bv Cadet Robert T. Frederick. To each and every man we extend our sincere thanks and a ppreciation for the loyal cooperation that has been given us from start to finish ' ' We wish for every member of the Howitzer Staff the realization of his fondest dreams as he leaves West Point for still greater responsibilities. THE DUBOIS PRESS ROCHESTER, NEW YORK A. F. DUBOIS, PrtsiJrilt PRINTERS OF THE I9I7 AND I IS HOWITZERS r - For Those Who Are Interested in West Point THE POINTER Is Ideal Its interesting portrayal of Cadet life and events which go to make up that life make it enjoyable reading for those only slightly acquainted with the Academy $3.00 THE YEAR t oAddress CiRcuLATiox Manager, The Pointer, U. S. M. A. West Point, N. Y. I -J§ - Th iArmy JMufual Jiid Jissociation THE Army Mutual Aid Association was born of necessity. In times gone by insurance companies considered Army officers poor risks and either refused to insure them or charged them an extra premium. American Army officers seeing the need of immediate lielp for their families in emer- gency, instituted this life insurance concern in 1879. Among its charter members were Generals Philip H. Sheridan, R. C. Drum, G. W. Davis, Arthur McArthur, V. R. Shafter, S. B. M. Young, and Emory Upton. The undertaking being largely a matter of experiment, an assessment plan comparable to Term Insurance was adopted and remained in effect until 1897 when the Association, having proven its worth, was reorganized as a flat rate " Straight Life " insurance institution. THIS organization constituted and directed bv its Armv-officer member- ship has, throughout the period of its existence, 49 years, provided Army officers with life insurance at rates which compare favorably with those of reputable, commercial companies, has consistently made immediate payments of benefits and never defaulted upon a payment nor been sued. There has never been serious criticism of the management of the institution, its accounts, investments or attitude towards members. It has never been in financial difficulty in spite of wars, epidemics, and money panics. Those insured are select risks of varied age, rank and duty in the Armv. INVESTMENTS have been made in such conservative, safe and sound securities that no bond owned bv the Association has ever failed to be paid at par at maturity. The Experience Table shows the growth of mem- bership to have been gradual, consistent, and healthy, and that the increase in members has conformed closely to the increase in the Armv since the inception of the institution. Its mortality rate has averaged low. The age of its members has held comparatively young and its reserve has always been more than sufficient to meet instantly all benefits due. AN outstanding feature of the Association ' s work is its help in preparing the pension and other claims for the bereaved families of its members. This service assures the families of members that their rights as to Govern- ment allowances will be protected. The importance of this service may be appreciated by the fact that families of officers who were not members of the Association have been known to have lost thousands of dollars be- cause they failed to file proper claims and supporting evidence for pensions and other Government allowances. EVERY eligible Army Officer and Cadet should become a member and support the work of this Association, first, as a matter of good business; second, as a matter of esprit de corps. ARMY MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION War Depavtmait Washington, D. C. 559 - - i Xs: : DEDICATED TO THE CLASS OF igaS — U.S. M.A. id UKe to tell yoii .something that you don t alreadv hnow, noLit tliLS great hig f|ue.stion mark the h)lh.s call Lile. I d like to varn you Aently that it.s he.st rule i.s go slow " , V, au.se it .surely help.s m dodgmg storm and strile. ■tit 1 d like to lead you like a hrother through its everv maze, 1 d like to guard you like a m(ither Irom its sinlul N ays, 1 d show you all its |-)itlalls. tide you o er its saddning davs, But the lello - who must clo that all— is YOU! f i f 1 1 d like to make you understand the straight way ' s always hest, I hough there s hea|is ol other ways that you could run. I d like to see you h ' ght your way — distin uished Irom the rest, Cause the satislaction s surelv ' orth the fun. I d like to hel(-) you u|i the hill w here lame and lortune lie. Id like to hel|:) you kee(i your Hag ol Duty — Honor — kigh, 1 d like t(j see yon (ightin; , srjuarely, just to win — or die! But the lellow who must do that all— is YCM ' ! WITH OUR .SINCERE C C) N G U A f U I, A T I O N S ASSOClAllllN OF AUMY AND NAVY STORES, INC. 469 ]■■ I ]■• T 1 1 AVENUE. NEW YORK CITY 560

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