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m ' iW°. :f:-. COPYRIGHT 1929 CHARLES S.VANDERBLUE AND LEROY W. KRAUTHOFF HOWITZER 19x9 THE ANNUAL OF HE UNITED STATES CORPS OF CADETS UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NEW YORK T)edication With whole-hearted envy of the opportunities for service that came to them— With a deep and abiding pride in the priceless record of their achievements— With admiration and respect the Class of Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Nine dedicates this Volume to the Volunteer Soldier of America. Herbi-rt Clark Hoover President of the United States ] 1 v- ' H..-. James W. Good Secretary of Wciv General Charles P. Summerall Chief of Staff Major-General William R. Smith Superintendent ;, Foreword It has been the sincere purpose of the Howitzer Board to present in this volume a picture of the Cadet Hfe that the Class of 1929 has known d to furnish a record that will help them the friendships, the joys and the cares that this formative period of their military career has furnished. Text has been elimi- nated wherever possible— pictures being substituted in its stead. an reca .M 1 if j !■ ' ' ■ Contents 1 1 - -; 1 • Views i i Administration Corps OrgciniT ition Classes Athletics i ill 3 i Activities Humor Advertisements i -i — f % -, " V ' fi ' " =1 (1 77 Y. ' ' ■■ • - ' V West Toint By C. T. Lanham ; O Spartan Woman, I have peered behind Your stoic pose and found the Mother there At hist: the proud gray eyes, the cool gray hair, ' The tender face a hundred years have lined - " ' , ' V With sorrow for the still, straight sons returned , Upon their blameless shields, the quiet pride That they had lived by you, went forth and died ' The Doric Way. Gray Mother, they have earned Those shields and havmg justified the trust You placed in them, they come again to live --,. And breathe as part of you. To-day you give A burnished shield to me, to guard from rust. . . . __ To hold before my heart . . . and bid me go. _. . 1918. Harper Brorhci 1 Harper ' s Magizir %JlEWS Wesf Point Walls of granite — dull grey and massive rising out of the heavy foliage. Cadet Chapel Catholic Chapel ,«ll (I ill II, myMm Cadet Chapel — rugged Gothic mass of impressive proportion — dominant location. Catholic Chapel — Gothic pin- nacle surmounting the buttresses now vine covered. Old Chapel built in 1837— de- sign reflects the " Classic Re- vival " current in America at its construction — now used as Mortuary Chapel. Administration Building Gotliic and medieval to minutest de- tail — a beautiful Sallyport augumcnted by a massive portcullis. m Southwest doorway — opening on flag- paved court — always in shade — pro- vides fitting grey atmosphere to blend with gloomy massiveness. North court door — heavy plain oak decorated by wrought iron hinges and lock. mm " W .fws . - The Library Built 1835 — a veteran among our buildins iSm Soiitheust Tuwer, also vine covered Ma. —— _______ Gut lit Hcdl- -Cadet Mess Southeast comer f||f ' ' 1 • 4 S«P of Grant Hall Washington Hall — New Cadet Mess ■oSftjfewi-J Kitchen and stack as viewed from Chapel Pictnveujue Sally Iwrt over roadway — Adi)ii)iistyation Build nig .- ' ' ' " ) South side of Library ' ' ' " Firf _ 9%:. The Railroad Station h ' .- i (i ' l A Dutch-styled struc- ture — hnpressive setting . Officers ' Onctvters — South Section ChMmmg group, Re i Brick, with slate roofs JmjA Ji " ir 1 if 1 lEf ' fMT i,t «c | s : The lofty doorway again — lines run- ning from ground to roof — intercepted by horizontal cornices supported by hand-carved corbels. !CI r » - «i B n fill I East Sallyport — artistic development — particularly noteworthy is the carving above the opening. Little does this beauti- ful exterior adornment hint of the plain utility which characterizes the niienor. m East Academic Building TV| ' ; ' ' fr ' if " " ,fi ' i ' " " A Clothic citadel — trom the southeast an unusual vista — granite heights — massive buttresses — stairways piercing the wall to qain the main level. W= ' £t. 1! Doorway extending from ground to roof — vertical motif of particular interest — adorned with sculptured stone. A seldom noticed corner — possessing JII P " medieval atmosphere when viewed with % tk its surrounding walls, arches, and its J ' cavernous basement doorway Tr- .MJ The arch in the canyon — the Riding Hall corral — from the south an interesting study in masonry, light, and shade. Interesting roof-line — sketches of level plateaus separated by precipitous walls of granite. From the north a rugged mass of granite walls and towers — flat roofs — massive and solid. Ui Cadet Hospital Gothic design — tower and roof line of exceptional interest I w ill The Academic oakd Major-General William R. Smith, Superintendent Colonel Charles P. Echols, Processor of Mathematics Colonel Lucius H. Holt, Pwjessor of History, Economics and Government Colonel Clifton C. Carter, Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy Colonel M. A. W. Shockley, Professor of Military Hygiene Lieutenant-Colonel Roger G. Alexander, Professor of Drairing Lieutenant-Colonel William A. Mitchell, Professor of Civil and Military Engineering Lieutenant-Colonel Edwin C. McNeil, Professor of Law Lieutenant-Colonel Earl McFarland, Professor of Ordnance and Gunnery Lieutenant-Colonel William E. Morrison, Professor of Modern Languages Lieutenant-Colonel Campbell B. Hodges, Commandant Lieutenant-Colonel Clayton E. Wheat, Professor of English Lieutenant-Colonel Chauncey L. Fenton, Professor of Chemistry and Electricity i I ■pfJlflTfrp- " - ' " ' Wk ■ jPt ■ ' ■ l : V ' fl 1 f 1 f 1 1 I- P 1 I JLd MINISTRATION 19 Ife Lieutenant-Colonel C. B. Hodges, hiUnitry CoDiDuiiuLiiit of Cadets li ' mm ifM !mmi ' MW.wyi ' y -j js Superintendents Staff Lt.-Col. R. C. Richardson Cvimnjiiiljril oj cadets ( succeeiiing Lt.-Col. Hodges) MILITARY STAFF Col. Edward J. Timberlake, Qiiartenuaster Col. M. a. W. Shockley, Surgeon Lt.-Col. Frederick W. Boschen, Finance Officer Ma J. Sherburne Whipple, Adj. oj the Military Academy Maj. George S. Andrew, Assistant Adjutant Lt.-Col. Otto L. Brunzell, Treasurer Ma J. Harlan L. Mumma, Provost Marshal 1ST Lt. Floyd L. Parks, A. D. C. 2ND Lt. Harry D. McHuch, Personnel Adj ttant ON DUTY AT HEADQUARTERS, U. S. M. A. Maj. James H. Laubach, Assistant to 0 iarterinaster Maj. Philip B. Fleming, Graduate Manager oj Athletics Capt. Walter H. Wells, Publicity Officer Capt. Thomas O. Baker, Assistant to Quartermaster 1st Lt. John C. Raaen, Assistant to Treasurer Maj. Elbert E. Farman, U. S. Army, Retired. Lihrariai 1 ST Lt, Philip Egner, Teacher oj Music, U. S. M. A. Chaplain Arthur B. Kinsolving, II, U. S. M. A. Frederick C. Mayer, Organist and Choirmaster » Ri vEREND Arthur B. Kinsolving, II Chaplain V. S. M. A. Thi; Reverend John A. Langton Rector Catholic Chapel Frederick C. Mayer Organist and Choirn aster, Cadet Chapel Major Hora( i: F. Spurgin Assistant to the Coninicunhiut ill Tactics Maj. T. a. Terry Maj. H. M. Groninger Maj. C. K. Nulsen Maj. E. L. Kelly Maj. p. B. Fleming Maj. R. E. Anderson Maj. a. E. Larabee Maj. G. E. Stratemeyer Maj. R. G. Moses Maj. J. M. Crane Maj. M. L. Miller Lt.-Col, C. B. Hodges, Commandant of Cadets Maj. H. F. Spurgin, Aantant to the Commanda Maj. J. N. Caperton Maj. R. K. Whitson Capt. R. W. Beasley Capt. G. H. Weems Capt. F. A. Macon, Jr. Capt. C. H. Armstrong Capt. W. S. Eley Capt. C. H. Gerhardt Capt. J. S. Tate Capt. W. A. Dumas Capt. L. McC. Jones 2ND Lt. H. D. McHugh Capt. W. H. W. Reinburg Capt. F. L. Carr Capt. E. W. Timberlake Capt. R. L. Bacon 1st Lt. C. C. Jadwin 1st Lt. p. E, Gallagher 1st Lt. G. B. Conrad IstLt. C. E. Byers 1ST Lt. B. M. Bryan, Jr. 1ST Lt. R. B. Lord 2nd Lt. G. E. Textor Battalion (Commanders AL joR Terry Commander pint Baltalit Major Stratemeyer Commander Third Battalion Lieutenant-Colonel William A. Mitchell ,- Capt. H. H. Pohl 1ST Lt. p. H, Tansey IstLt. 1ST Lt. ;i.L. PioU ujr Maj. ]. R. D. Mathe ' INSTRUCTORS I.e. Marshall 1st Lt. R. H. Elliott A. M. Neilson 1st Lt. H. L. Peckham 1st Lt. D. J. Lefhe-, 1ST Lt. C. W. Stew.. 2nd Lt. C. H. Bakth 2nd Lt. a. T. Akerman Engineering DEPARTMENT of Civil and Military Engineering. — The course of instruction in engi- neering includes plane surveying and laying out of construction work; the slide rule; the development and transmission of power and the theory and use of mechanical devices for its application to useful work; the mechanics of engineering, en-gineering materials, frame structures, construction of roads, water supply, sewerage, fortifications, and other military engineering works. Military Art and History are also taught by the officers of the Department of Civil and Military Engineering. This course includes the study of the principles of strategy and grand tactics, and selected portions of military history especially suitable for illustration of these principles. Special effort is made by the instructors to emphasize the basic principles underly- ing all military art and engineering science. It is impossible to teach all of the facts of these subjects; therefore, the student is taught only such fundamental facts as are needed to fit him later for acquiring the information used in the many different kinds of work demanded of an army officer to carrying out his duties properly. Ma J. R. Capt. I. G. Moses L. Hayden C. C. Carter. Piojetwr Mai. ' . K. Dunn. Atsi) INSTRUCTORS 1ST Lt. J. G. Slcher 1st Lt. E. H. Lastayo 1st Lt. J. L. Langevtn 1st Lt. L. L. Lemnitzer 1ST Lt. L. L. 1ST Lt. E. S. Judge Gibson lil sD Lt. R. L. Brookings 1ST Lt. F. B. Kane Philosophy No regular course was given in Natural and Experimental Philosophy until the Act of Congress of April 29, 1812, created the Department of Natural and Experimental Philosophy. It appears that during the first few years of the Department ' s existence " the instruction was most elementary in character. The only apparatus in the professor ' s possession to illustrate his subjects were a Field Transit and a Clock. " Enfield ' s " Institutes of Natural Philosophy " was the first text-book regularly used. In 1820 the Academic Board established a definite course based on this Treatise, under Professor Jared Mansfield (1812-1828). Professor Edward H. Courtenay (1829-1834), replaced the geometrical method of pres- entation, previously used, by the analytical method involving the use of the calculus. Professor " Wm. H. C. Bartlett (1836-1871), returned to the geometrical method of treatment from 1850 to 1853 when he again adopted in his " Elements of Analytical Mechanics " the analytical method, making extensive use of the difi erential and integral calculus. Professor Peter S. Michie (1871-1901), continued the use of Pro- fessor Bartlett ' s text with minor changes until the adoption in 1886 of his own text " Elernents of Ana- lytical Mechanics, " which followed the rigid mathematical method. Professor ' Wm. B. Gordon (1901- 1917), continued the course on lines similar to those followed by Professor Michie. His texts on Sound and Light (1906), and on Mechanics (1910), were used until 1917. During the ' World " War, owing to the abbreviated curriculum, a complete course was not given. Upon the re-establishment of the four-year course. Professor Clifton C. Carter (1917- ), intro- duced a completely revised course to include: The Slide Rule; Precision of Measurements and Graph- ical methods; College Physics; Technical Mechanics; Hydraulics; and Aerodynamics. The course includes also ten lectures in General Astronomy. Laboratory work was introduced in 1918 and has been continu- ously presented since that date. Approximately three-hundred and twenty recitation hours are devoted to these subjects. Standard texts are used. At present, the course parallels in scope and method of presentation those given in tlic same subjects at the standard technical institutions in this country. mmmmirm; - , lal ON U H Col. C. p. Echols. Prote so c. pt, b. m. h.arloe Lt. R. M. Wicks Lt. M. B. Barrag. n Lt. E. W. Gruhn Lt. J. W. MiDDLETON Lt. W. D. Brown Lt. R. AL Montague Capt. G. a. Counts. As INSTRUCTORS Lt. L. F. Rhodes Lt. D. G. Shingler Lt. B. F. Hayford Lt. H. H. D. Heiberg Lt. F. H. Oxx Lt. W. W. Bessell, Jr Lt. G. D. Ada.mson Lt. H. F. Handy Lt. R. C. Partridge Lt. E. J. McGaw Lt. a. R. Taylor Lt. L. R. Bullene Lt. J. A. Samouce Lt. K. W. Hisgen Lt. H. J. Woodbury Lt. C. VanR. Schuyle Lt. M. E. Gross Lt. a. C. Spalding Lt. F. L. Beadle Lt. J. F. Torrence, Jr. Lt. V. C Stevens R. W. Berry zJWathematics THE foundation of the academic course at the MiUtary Academy rests with the Department of Matlie- matics. From the inauspicious beginnings of West Point to the present day, the authorities have contended, that by the thorough absorption of this subject the student receives that mstruction which underlies the making of a valuable officer. Precision, attention to detail, and sound reasoning to an in- telligent conclusion are factors which determine success in the Profession of Arms. With the inauguration of the United States Military Academy in 1802, two instructors Captain Javel A. Mansfield and Captain W. A. Barron of the Corps of Engineers were appointed instructors in Mathematics. The instruction at this early date was divided into three parts; the elements of geometry, algebra and the use of surveying instruments. Captain Barron was appointed Acting Professor of Mathematics and continued in this capacity until 1807. Under the Act of Congress approved April 2 5, 1812, reorganizing the Army, a professorship of mathematics was provided for. On April 13, 1813, Captain Partridge was appointed to the professor- ship which he held until September, being then transferred to the department of engineering. He was succeeded by Andrew EUicott 1813-1820; Charles Davis 1823-1837; Albert E. Church 1837-1878; E. W. Bass 1878-1898; Wright P. Edgerton 1898-1907. In 1907 Charles P. Echols, the present incumbent be- came head of the department. For the purpose of instruction and recitation in the mathematical department each class is divided into convenient sections of from ten to fifteen members each. Each member of the section, is required to recite daily on the advance or review lesson. Points not well understood are carefully explained by the instructor. The present course of mathematics is divided into two years ' instruction. In the fourth class year algebra is completed in alternation first with Plane and Solid Geometry, then with Plane and Spherical Trigonometry. Plane Analytical Geometry is begun. The third class year embraces plane and solid analytical geometry and descriptive geometry, both being concluded in alternation. The Calculus, dif- ferential and integral, and the Theory of Least Squares complete the course. Maj. p. W. Clarkson, AisntMit Proje INSTRUCTORS B. H. Perrv :st Lt. M. p. Chadwick r. A. M. Gruenther 1st Lt. H. J. D. Mever 2nd Lt. G. E. Galloway 1st Lt. E. F. Hammond 1st Lt. E. A. Routheau 1ST Lt. W. L Allen 1st Lt. W. J. Morton. Jr. 1ST Lt. R. Van Den Corput, Jr. Chemistry and Electricity THL Department of Chemistry and Electricity, which from its foundation included the kindred subjects of Mineralogy, and Geology, owes its origin to the Surgeon Gen- eral, Doctor Joseph Lovell. In 1820, he proposed to the Superintendent, Major Thayer, that Doctor James Cutbush be appointed Post Surgeon at West Point with instructions to deliver a course of lectures in Chemistry to the First and Second Classes. The pro- posal was gratefully accepted and the first lecture was given on October 9th, 1820. Doc- tor Cutbush was not a medical man, but a practical chemist, and the only medical func- tions ever performed by the Department began in 1886 when a solicitous and parental Congress decreed that physiology, hygiene, and the effects of alcohol and narcotics should be taught to all Cadets. In 1905 these latter subjects were transferred to the newly created Department of Military Hygiene. In 1858 the subject o.i Electricity had become of such scientific importance that it was deemed advisable to include it in the curricu- lum. The Department of Chemistry fell heir to this new branch of learning which it has continued to foster up to the present time. An important change took place in the De- partment in 1919 when Mineralogy and Geology were dropped due to the pressure of new developments in Chemistry and Electricity. While the Department has always kept in mind the requirements of the Military Ser- vice, it has never lost sight of the goal expressed in General Tillman ' s Chemistry, that " the information given should be tiiat most useful, improving, and gratifying to educated men. " N « N Il t: r:. Ill npHF chief claim to distinction of tlic Military Academy lies in the achievements - - in many walks of life of the i raduates of this institution. By their accomplish- ments, their contributions to national progress, their additions to world knowl- edge, is the value of West Point judged. No graduate of the Military Academy has furnished a more worthy example of the best of West Point than Colonel Wirt Robinson, Class of 1887, Professor of Chemistry and Electricity at the Academy. Colonel Robinson was born in Buckingham County, Virginia. He was educated privately in Richmond, Virginia, and at Richmond College and Richmond Medical College. He entered West Point in 1883, and immediately took a prominent posi- tion in the Corps of Cadets. He was twice rated as a distinguished cadet, with a standing above ten in the subjects of mathematics, French, drawing, chemistry, ordnance and gunnery, t.ictics, and discipline. In the latter he was the first in his class. Upon his graduation on June 12, 1887, Colonel Robinson was assigned to the Fourth Artillery at Fort Adams, Rhode Island, where he remained for two years serving later with the artillery in Florida and Georgia. In 1891 he returned to West Point as Instructor in the Department of Modern Languages. During the period 1894-1898, as the first military instructor ever detailed at Harvard University, he organized and trained the student body, and delivered over ninety-two lectures per year to classes of over three hundred and fifty students. This unusual accomplish- ment may be said to constitute a forerunner of the present system of the Reserve Officers ' Training Corps. Upon completion of his tour at Harvard University, and until 1903, Colonel Robinson served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at West Point. He then returned to duty with troops, and in addition devoted himself to the study of chemistry and explosives, at the School of Submarine Defense at Fort Totten, New York. From 1906 to 1911 he was Instructor and Assistant Professor in the Depart- ment of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology, and was nominated Professor of Chemistry in 1911. It was in this capacity of a beloved teacher that we, the present- day members of the Corps, best knew Colonel Robinson. He lavished his time, energy, and great talents on us, setting us the highest standard of life and duty. Not only in his profession but also in the manifestation of his many interests he gained well-merited distinction. A scientist, a classical scholar, a finished linguist, an artist, a naturalist of note, he brought to his work a characteristic intellectual inter- est, and painstaking labor. The record of so cultivated and brilliant a man cannot fail ip furnish us an example of a remarkably useful career and the inspiration of a life full of accomplishment. -T.-Coi.. R. G. Alexander, Piofe INSTRLXTORS Mai. F. B. iNGU .As 1st Lt. E. V. Stansbury istLt. W.J. Crowe 1st Lt. J. S. Bradley IStLT. J. K. MlTCHEI 1st Lt. L. E. Schu IstLt. C. C. Blai IstLt. B.Evans 1ST Lt. J. M. Bethel IstLt. F. R. Pitts 1ST Lt. a. E. OFlaherty. Jr. T RAWING THE Department of Drawing was founded in 1803 under an Act of Congress of that year authorizing the appointment of one Teacher of Drawing with the pay and emoluments of a Captain in the Army. The earlier occupants of the position were of foreign birth and education, but in 1834, Robert W. Weir, a prominent young American artist, was appointed Teacher of Drawing. He became Professor of Draw- mg in 1846 and served as such until 1876. The painting over the altar in the Old Chapel and the large portrait of Col. Thayer in Grant Hall are his work. He was followed by Charles W. Larncd, 1S76-1911, Edwin R. Stuart, 1911-1920, and Roger G. Alexander, 1920-1929. The course in early years was limited to the drawing of figures, fortifications, and topographical plans. Interesting examples of paintings by cadets are now in the department, includmg the work by the celebrated artist, James A. McN. Whistler, done when he was a cadet. Interesting drawings are also on file by such distinguished military leaders as Grant, Sherman and Meade. While examples of early topographical plans have not been preserved, the Academy points with pride to the accomplishments of many graduates who took the leading part in the exploration, reconnaissance, and mapping of our great northwest country. In more recent years as arms and equipment of armies have become more elaborate and compli- cated, and as warfare itself has become more highly technical, the course in drawing has become less artistic and steadily more technical in nature. It now includes the elements of mechanical, arcliitecrural, and topographical drawing with special reference to their applications in the Army, The aim of the present course is to give practical instruction and a reasonable skill in drafting, to- gether with a general knowledge of drafting room practice and an ability to read and use drawings and maps intelligentlv. Caft. D. Swanton Capt. H. a. Brickley Capt, L. V. H. Dlirfee Capt. B. E. Moore Morrison, Profetioi- Mai. T. D. Finlpv, . uH■l ASSISTANT PROFESSORS ■J. R. M. Levy Maj. T. G. Peyton Capt. E. H. Al.mquist INSTRUCTORS Capt. W. W. Jenna 1st Lt. J. Haleston Capt. A. E. Fox 1st Lt. T. H. Young 1 ST Lt. W. W. Webster 1 st Lt. A, T. McCone 1st Lt. E. S. Molitor ' 1st Lt. C. J. Barrett, Jr. CIVILIAN INSTRUCTORS Andre Bouttes Sr. Juan Sesplugues M. Louis Vaut Prole ST Lt. M. D. Taylor ST Lt. R. W, Raynsford ST Lt. G. S. Armes stLt. G. L. Dewey qJWodern jI nguages FRENCH has been taught at the Military Academy from its earhest days. The study of Spanish was introduced in 1854. These subjects, for many years taught separately, were combined under a single head in 1882 and the Department of Modern Languages came into existence at that date. The study of English was also under the jurisdiction of the Department until 1908. The purpose of the Department of Modern Languages is, within the limitations of the allotted time, to give all cadets a basic and well rounded knowledge of French and Spanish, including a fair ability to understand and to use the written and spoken word. In the higher sections the courses are designed to develop considerable proficiency and ease in conversation. In all sections a foundation is laid for further progress and sufficient instruction is given to permit future access to the military, scientific and gen- eral literature of the two countries. I m Capt. Capt. . J. TofART E. MORRISETTE INSTRUCTORS Capt. J. T. Schneider 1st Lt. E. M. Brannon IstLt.H.B. Sheets 1ST Lt. E. H. Snodcras J W THE teaching of law at the Military Academy goes back to the earliest days, the first written record being found in the Regulations for 1816 which prescribed that " a course in ethics shall include natural and political law. " Until 1874, law instruction was given in the Department of Geography, His- tory and Ethics, of which department the chaplain was professor. Although recommended by the Board of Visitors in 1848, and again in 1859, a separate Department of Law was not established until 187-4, when Congress provided that " the Secretary of War may assign one of the judge advocates of the Army to be professor of law. " The first textbook was Vattel ' s Law of Nations, adopted in 1821, then the leading authority on International Law. Rawle ' s View of the Constitution was studied by the Class of 1826, and possibly by 1827, but it was ne ' er officially adopted as a textbook. This book taught that a State had a legal right to secede from the Union, and this was the basis for the contention advanced after the Civil War, that the government taught " secession " at West Point, and therefor was directly responsible for the fact that many southern officers left the Army to go with their States. Rawle was succeeded in 1828 by Kent ' s Commentaries which was used for both International and Constitutional Law. The first text used in Military Law was De Hart adopted in 1858. It contained so much of Criminal Law and Evidence as was then considered necessary. Elementary Law must have been taught from the beginning although no textbook in that subject was used before 1897. All of the foregoing subjects have continued to be taught except International Law which was discontinued after the World War. By I860, therefore, the course in law had assumed a form substantially as we know it today. Changes in texts and methods of instruc- tion have been made to keep abreast of the times, but the subjects remain the same. i ' ymMwmmMmii ' ,mmmmmvm i s mNSiM mM M mm I-T. Col. Earl McFarland, Professor Capt. H. A. isi i v. .( » INSTRUCTORS Capt. F. F. Reed 1ST Lt. p. L. Deylitz 1st Lt. W. S. Broberg 1st Lt. G. M. Taylor Proje. 1st Lt. G. Anderson Ordnance and Qunnery i No. 1 FIRE! " The cadet gunner applied the torch to the vent with a flourish which nearly scorched the coat tails of his F. D. coat. CRASH! A huge cloud of black smoke enveloped the gun, the gun crew, and most of die spectators, but all eyes tried to penetrate it to see the result of the shot. A hit! On a target nearly a thousand yards up the river! Marvelous! Among the guests witnessing this exhibition of gunnery during the annual June week exercises of 1857 was probably Captain James G. Benton, the first regular Ordnance officer to be assigned in charge of the newly created Department of Ordnance and the Science of Gunnery. This exhibition was the grand finale of the course. Captain Benton organized the academic work in ordnance along technical lines, leaving the prac- tical handling of arms and artillery to the Tactical Department. Included among the subjects studied were the more simple aspects of gunpowder, pyrotechnics, cannon, the rifle-musket, the projectile " in vacuo, " and resistance of the air. In 1861 he published the first ordnance textbook used at the Military Academy. But time brings many, many things to pass. Gone is the gunnery exhibition, along with the round shot and the Columbiad. The original subjects have all undergone marvelous changes. The study of fuzes and primers, the design and manufacture of artillery material, explosives, and propellants, a sound theory of ballistics, sixteen-inch guns, the wonders of motorized artillery — have all been added to the list. Even that time-honored institution, that sole gleam of humor which illumines the prefaces of all the dreary tomes through which the cadet must plod, that solemn statement to the effect that the prin- ciples elucidated in this little volume are elementary in the extreme, " even that word of encouragement is missing from the new text-book, to the grateful relief of many present and future immortals— wha still find all the difficulties there just as did the cadet of the sixties. So Ordnance carries on. m r Cjii I il il . , . ..(SI- INSTRUCTORS IN ECONOMICS AND GOVERNMENT Lt. Col. Robert M. Lvon, in charge Maj. H. Beukema Capt. S. R. Carswell Capt. R. B. Ransom Capt. I. A. Hunt Lt. E. a. Dolph Lt. P. W. Kendall INSTRL ' CTORS IN HISTORY Capt. H. C. Holdridge, in chji e.e Capt. G. I. Cross Lt. W. R. Irish Lt. C. Ennis Lt. R. E. Blair ■A Lt. D. a. Fay Economics, Government and History THE Department of Economics, Government and History is responsible for instructing the Third Class in History, and the First Class in Economics and Government. The History course consists of a survey of world history from the beginning of recorded civiliza- tion to the present time. The period of ancient history is covered briefly, the medieval and early mod- ern periods are treated more fully, and the modern period is studied in detail. The aim of the History course is to give cadets a knowledge of the bases of modern civilization through a comprehensive review of the chief events and personalities of ancient and medieval history, and to acquaint them thoroughly with modern history. The course in Government deals with the origins of human institutions and the evolution of gov- ernment to include the government of modern states, with particular emphasis upon our own govern- ment and the live questions of contemporary politics. The course in Economics, which includes a short study of bookkeeping and accounting, covers the fundamental principles of economics and their practical application to the problem of money, banking, exchange, railroads, taxation, and the various phases of our present industrial era. Throughout tlic courses in Economics and Government the study of current events, through use of tiie daily papers, tonus an important part of the required daily recitation. The Department aims to give the cadets a clear understanding of world history, go ' ernmcntal in- stitutions, and modern economic problems. It hopes not only to ht them for their Army careers, but also to stimulate their interest in these subjects so that by future study and reading tliey will continue to have an intelligent appreciation of national and world affairs. m AV ' V K VV ' v V VVV ' ' V ' - ' ' v n . VVv ' : Lt. Col. C. E. Wheat. Profe • r M.M. C. C. Ben,son, INSTRUCTORS 1ST Lt. H. F. Fellers 1st Lt. E. B. Fitzpatrick Capt. T. S. Sinkler, Jr. 1ST Lt. W. M. Wright, Jb 1st Lt. R. G. Gard 1ST Lt. W. H. Wenstrom 1ST Lt. L. O. Shutt 1ST Lt. p. M. Whitney 1st Lt. C. C. Clendenen 1st Lt. F. N. Roberts 1ST Lt. F. W. Farrell 1st Lt. D. DfBardeleben IStLt. C.N. BRANHA 1ST Lt. J. J. BiLLO T EPAKTMENT OF ENGLISH P-C " .-;; i p-i m n . k 1 1 ' " ' . 1! -I - i y 1 F - ll BY his English more than by any other subject is the graduate judged. In after-life he forgets the par- ticular assignments which he once mastered; he even forgets his rules of Unity, Coherence and Em- phasis! But the lessons learned from masterpieces of English literature, a certain ability to write and to talk, and, best of all, an open, active, unbiased mind, stick to him all through life. Obviously, our two-year course can touch only the high points of literature. Cadets have time only for a passing acquaintance with Shakespeare, the Bible, Milton, Emerson, Carlyle, Browning and other writers, but it is hoped that this casual, nodding acquaintance with the master-writers will, in later years, develop into a warm friendship with the best in literature. If this friendship is fostered, if graduates of their own volition delve farther into good reading, then the course is justifying itself. The purpose of the English course is threefold: To cultivate in the cadet an appreciation of litera- ture, to teach him to write correctly and to train him to talk effectively. The assignments include a chronological series of readings from the time of Chaucer to writers of the Twentieth Century, with composition stressed in the first year and talking in the second. Practically all of the second year is de- voted to works of Victorian writers. The literature previously studied is in the nature of a background and preparation for the works of such masters as Tennyson, Huxley, Meredith, Browning, Carlyle and Emerson. To a superficial observer the course might appear to be decidedly old-fashioned. There is much modern scoffing at works which have stood the test of time, much derision for things Mid- Victorian. But just as surely as a cadet studies the works of these Victorian writers he becomes aware that his ideas are being influenced by their ideas, and that his problems in life are more readily and successfully solved when he knows something of the philosophy of life as revealed by these masters of English literature. m Id Ml DK AL CORPS Col. M. a. W. Shocklev Maj. T. E. Scott Capt. D. G. Hilldrup Capt. J. M. Welch Lt. Col. H. McC. Snyder Maj. J. deR. Moreno Capt. T. B. Collins Capt. L. R. Moore Col. R. H. Rhoades DENTAL CORPS Capt. B. L. Smith Capt. R. F. Thompson Capt. W. W. Woolley VETERINARY CORPS Capt. J. K. McConeghy MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE CORPS 2nd Lt. D. Hall f GIENE ARMY NURSE CORPS Lt. Maude C. Davlson 2nd Lt. Dorothea Johnston 2nd Lt. Elsie G. Moyfr 2nd Lt. Carrie Dunn 2ND Lt. Makg. ret Gattes 2nd Lt. Helen M. cNaughton 2nd Lt. Myrtle Martin immmm mmmmmmm. THE COLORS I ' I I I I i Corps Organization ■ B. D. RiNDLAUB Cadet Captain and . ander Cadet Rt THE REGIMENTAL STAFF W. L. Fagg Cadet Captain and Regimental J. A. Geary H. G. Wilde Cadet Regimental Suppl) Sergeant J. S. Nesbitt Cadet Captain and Regimental Supply Officer FIRST BATTALION STAF R. L, Cadet Captain and Battalion THIRD BATTALION STAFF E. (.r. Carr Cadet Captain and Battalion Commander W. E. Hall Cadet Lieutenant and Battalion Adju H. H. DeKaye Cadet Battalion Sergeant-Major r.,irTllU m i UB 13J0 I Co CAPTAIN C. H. ARMSTRONG Taclmil Officer E«3te|gJ 4 s tw Muse Congdon. N. A. Hubard Vestal Sprague ■W ' llson, W. Graul Cuno Roth. M. S. Horridge FIRST CLASSMEN Steadman Woods. R. N. de Riemer Greeley Lowry Knight Contier, G. F. Colby Conley, E. T. Johnson, R. C. Lasher Van Bibber. E. M. Vincent. R. F. Winn I 1 1 Jl COMPANY i A— A PRETTY important symbol anywhere it is seen. — and here at West Pomt is no excep- tion. The oldest company of the Corps — living m the oldest and most time-hallowed part of the barracks. Does it seem strange that the members of " A " Company feel their prestige? All of which does not mean that the men in " A " Company have a superiority-complex, be- cause they are just like the rest of the Corps vlth a few different ideals. Among them are star men and goats, conservatives and radicals, makes and B.A. ' s, slugoids and hopoids, ascetics and nose-bags — all going to make a body of men well worth belonging to. But this would be incomplete if something v.as not written about their social tastes. Every- one of them like Cullum Hall and all that is associated with it. Perhaps it is because they live in that part of barracks nearest Cullum — then perhaps there is some other reason. Whatever the reason, there is an idea in " A " Company that half of the education here at X ' est Point is gotten by contact with the Tactical and Academic Departments and the other half by associa- tion with femmes, and since five and one-half days a week are devoted to the former there needs be fast work with the latter in the day and a half allotted to them. w mmii ' mmmmmmifsm. CAPTAIN W. A. DUMAS Tactical Officer ' LHU pi ' SSSs FIRST CLASSMEN Lincoln Dwyre, D. G. Merrill, F. D. Greear, W. H. Hammack Hempstead Bryan, J. K. Stone, J. N. Ouinn, D. W. Elias Coolidge, G. W. Stribling Taylor, T. F. Carpenter Keeler McKte, W. F. Andrews, R. W. Joyes Lynch, G. E. Meyer, R. H. G. Parient Schorr, D. P. Stevenson, W. F. Babb " S COMPANY THE world likes to hear and read about men who have become famous in the annals ot athletic history, but in " B " Company we see their actual life history, match for the extra pie w ith tliem, parade with them, and get our names on the same " skin " sheet. Still we prefer to occupy a position of reticence and not, as many others, to go shouting our deeds from every housetop. Nor will you find a " B " Company representative waving the guidon from the area clock and announcing to all that " B " Company is the best Company in the Corps and for those who do not believe to take a look at the official " poop-sheet. " If stars and files mean much to you, stay away, for here we value the friends we make more than the files we gain. It is a Company in which there are no artificial bars between the upper classes and men are judged by what they are — not by the stripes on their sleeve, a Company in which the engineer always throws out a helping hand to the goat, and one in which friendship is valued above all else. Drop around someday and borrow a cigarette. You can always find someone who will go places and do things with you, whether you want to play handball or write triolets. Twenty years trom now we will not remember the things that are written in reports and records but we will remember the comradeship of the men in " B " Company; a place where we knew every man, not as Jones and Smith, not as second classman or yearling, but as Jack and Bill. ■O X U 8 i - _ f ? T 11 II MS i i ffl fii 1 II jii ilii ill p iJTJf .n iSiHrig LIEUTENANT P. E, GALLAGER Tactical Officer 6 FIRST CLASSMEN DuBose Arnett Hughes Ladd Murphy W E. Krauthoff Redlack Poorman Dent HaniHn Hays, G. R. Smith, F. H. McDonald Griffin Mays Silver Calloway Dodson.E. A. Gilbert Goldberg Knkpati.ck. Person, J. L Renshaw Gavin Crary Q COMPANY I THE band-wagon has climbed the last little slope; the journey ' s o ' er; the battle done. Throui h four years of our Alma Mater ' s charming mixture of hell and happiness we ' ve fought our way. Isn ' t it small wonder that our clothes, airs, and attitudes depict the violence of the struggle. — hiditferent? — No, indeed — as fine a group of soldiers as ever graced the gray; but a little nonchalant. — granted. Those who have joined us from time to time have learned how happy can be the happy-go-lucky, in spite of Cavalry hikes, the edicts of the Commandant, and the proximity of the Poop-deck. Routine is to be endured, but occasion to be risen to. When " C " Company must, it doc-s, nearly always, regs and demos notwithstanding. Hot water has been plentiful, but the four years have held more laughter than tears; and isn ' t that a criterion of how to live? ' W- ' ho will ever forget that June Week bath formation that a gtiii- sling ladder saved us from; or the out-cavalrying of the Cavalry, on that tobacco-chawing maneuver in Summer Camp? We ' ll be remembering incidents centered around the old 17th and 18th divisions when stripes are moldered to dust; and who knows but what the Powers- that-be will remember them, too. winiii iimmffiimmmiKmm0i ; w Ka w. R- S CAPTAIN W. S. ELEY Tactual Officer B ffiULUss I - ' " -ibU.iV ? ii ' m P lip m m Hin fF iTr TvU M mk- If ' 4f m B ' iFs IV B. S -r. FIRST CLASSMFN Wimer Whiteley Callcry Miller, W. Mackintosh Majors McKeague Moody Chard Morrill, P. K Wentworth Samuels Stubbs Heidland Phillips Pfannkuchen Woodbury Jones, S. W. Losey Stevenson, H Armagost Ofsthun Maulsby McClelland, C. B. Rau T COMPANY D Company is more than a military unit; it is an institution. It is tratJitional that " D " Company act as a " liaison " Company between reaction and prooress. In our attempts to combine intelligence with Spartan discipline we are called indifferent and non-regulation — Art for Art ' s sake is our reward, — we are the best drilled Company in the Corps. Though we possess no outstanding athletes, we have men on every Corps squad and every activity. The Plebes have more inter-murder cups to shine, and the C. C. Q. ' s larger punishment squads to post than any other Company. So you get the picture of a well rounded Company, a cosmopolitan (Red Book and College Humor also) group— men outstanding only in their ability to take things as they come and enjoy life — though of course any man would be ostracized who admitted that this wasn ' t the worst place on earth. ' We have had several foreigners sent into our midst to act as missionaries of the T. D., but they, like the man in the fable " who came to scoff, but remained to praise " soon were themselves converted. If you are looking for help on Einstein ' s Tlieory, the Fourth dimension or a new recoil system don ' t bother us, but if you want to discuss horses, femmes, fiction or high class night clubs drop in any " D " Company room and you will talk with Connoisseurs — if you smoke, bring your skags, also a couple extra. h ' jr a ' nriipsg i -b4- J fjl. CAPTAIN R. L. BACON Taaual Office, W " V f T ' wjjiy I iW FIRST CLASSMEN Bell, W. L. Hammond, T. W. Bryan, T. L. Vander Heide Sutherland. G. R. Browne, R. J. Bush Adcock Minniece Guyer Brewster Ranck Hunter, C. N, Fadness Pierce Hammond, |. W. Acklen Bork Cooper, A. B. Moseley, E. L. Parks, H. C. Rasmussen Robey Smith, R.V.M Wiegand £ COMPANY a IT was a cold day. In fact, it was a terrifically cold day, one of those particular kind of icy blasts that only West Point and the Arctic know how to blast. Out in the area, sections shivered as they formed to march to class; the O. C. had deserted his poop-deck for warmer and better places; the O. D. and O. G. ' s beat each other in a vain effort to keep from freezing; doors and windows of barracks were closed tightly. Then something happened. No one knows just who discovered it, but someone looked over at the 5th, 6th and 7th divs and perceived every window wide open! There was a mighty yell of amazement. The contrast to all other windows of South Barracks almost blinded the eyes to behold. What manner of esquimaux, what sort of frigid fiends were these.- Well, we point rather proudly to that incident, even though we never dared confess it was " by order. " It typifies the " E " Company ' s proud claim that we are neither runt nor flanker, and we alone could sur- vive so real a test. Runts would have evaporated on t ' le spot, flankers would still be immobile because of it . . . but not " E " Company. We point to our stamina and superior qualities with an attitude of actual conde- scension toward all others. We view runt-flanker quarrels with disdain, for we are above them (and below them, respectively!). The keynote here is enthusiasm, and effortless and pleasant existence. Yet there is accomplishment. We still have our star men, and goodly share of engineers; we still manage to get second or third best company in the competitive drills; we still have our representatives on Corps squads, and on the first teams of those squads; we have our high-ranking " makes " ; and we still help bear the other activities like the Pointer, Howitzer and 100th Night Show. Wc of the Class of 29 who are leaving say. " Vale, and good luck! " Some day we shall come back, and when we do we want to find " E " Company just as we know it tod.iy. mmmmmimm Lt I «w j|| CAPTAIN G. H. WEEMS T.taujl Officer Co i , I f f ' ■ i- d FIRST CLASSMEN Sands Peake Strauss Miller. F. Jones, C. R. McCartney Smothers Bowyer Thompson, P. W. Kraft Napier Calidonna Brooke, J. F. Bennett Steinbeck Easley Blue Horner Hayes, H. G. Francis McCulia McKeefe Sadler Seward J COMPANY m LJ Wi; who have followed the " F " Company guidon these four years are reluctant to apply any arbitrary yard-stick to our Company. Not that our Company would not stand with the best in that matter of letters awarded, cups won and all the other traditional standards-of- measure. To mention a typical accomplishment, " F " Company has never finished worse than fifth in a competitive drill, and in the past two years has finished second twice. Still, it is something more than cups and material honors which endears to lis the halls of the thirteenth and fourteenth divisions. The friendships contribute, for the men of ' F " Company have always been as tried and as true as you will find. Memories of jolly times . . . of times not so jolly . . . of good tactical officers . . . the satisfaction of a four-year task well done. Such is the heritage we take from our Company. Duty, always . . . Honor, ever . . . Country, unswervingly . . . and a long Corps for the guidon of Company ' F. ' Co. Al ' TAlN J. S, TATE Tactical Officer " " " -m M M Poole Griffith, E. G. Robbins Montgomery. Hill, R. L. W ilkt Doubleda Coutlee H G Lnderwood Perkins FIRST CLANSMEN CirivM) P W St uh im Wilktr D F Hul Noble Stephenson, J. O. Strader Thompson, P. S. Wilson, W. C. COMPANY AHUGi;, portly, tactical officer moves slowly down the line of cadets, the tallest ot whom comes only to his shoulder. Correct you are, it is Joe Tate inspectino " G " Company. Evidently the tactical department proceeds upon the same principle as did the farmer who hung an ostrich egg in the henhouse as an example. However, though we be little no one can belittle our accomplishments. Head cheerleader, captain of the gym team, quarterback of the football team, circulation manager of the Pointer. and advertising manager of The Howitzer are real jobs. Other Companies might boast of the two captains and three star men accredited to us this year, but that is only average for us. It is traditional that a runt Company include extreme types and odd characters. We claim not only a woman-haters ' club but also several ardent calculators of " second lieutenant ' s pay divided by two. " " We furnish, this year, three men on either side for the goat-engineer football classic. One making our acquaintance will be amazed at the arguments, the born comedians, the purveyors of weird grinds, the wide variations in taste encountered. There is much color to our busy, boodle-haunted, Victrola-infested barracks. But we are more than a collection of individualists. Our Company morale is sliown by the fame U ' hich attends the " G " Company All-stars in their autumn football season. And tlie bucks can find nothing to gripe about in the " tac " and the ' makes. " Could Company spirit have higher recommendation? " Flanker in the div! " mmm Vlll Laiimer ChaflFee Mi I wit Sladen Horton, J. C. Schannep Anderson, R. L. Cook, R. L. Kirn, W. T. Wright Karnes Evans, G. R. FIRST CLASSMEN Tlieimer Longaker Love Shumate Baltzell Cams Dolan Fellows Kearney Lynch, F. H. Ostrand Nesbitt Geary Fagg Rindlaub 3 ' COMPANY i II SHE gazed into his eyes with an expression of unbelief. " You in ' H ' Company! I thought tiiey were all runts. " Listen, Little Girl. Say, we got ' em all sizes; the big and the little, the wide and the narrow, the engineers and the goats. Yuh can believe it or not — we have everything. If you want to enter a discussion on Love, drop in room 912; to learn how the sixth problem is worked, try 823. If it ' s your ardent desire to ascertam who led the American League in batting in Nineteen Twenty-One, saunter casually in 923. But, for instance, if you feel inclined to pal around with a nationally known athlete, trot up to the thn-d floor of the 8th Division then turn to the room facing the area. And, say, don ' t forget our boy captain. Naw, we ain ' t six footers. No use to be! ' SX ' ' hy, in those inter-murder games we whittle those clumsey flankers down to our own size. Cullum ' s crowded tonight, isn ' t it? . . . " ' eli, I ' m from Georgia . . . who? . . . sorry but I don ' t know him. ' uh see, I ' m from Arl.nita. Well, good- bye. Certainly enjoyed that hop. Will you let me cut in later? " LIEUTFNA " v sicv ; vvuv ' I Sykes Nichols. K. D. Moore, H. Draper Hattan Mathews, J. |. OHara Bassett Brown, D. F. Connally, W. P. Poinier Lovell, J. M. FIRST CI.AS Sundt Wetzel Qu.ll Angluin Tench Buchanar Buck. L. N. Cooper. R. C. Freeman. P. L. McAneny McNerney. ). A. Milieu I i i Partain Reilly. G. M. Williamson y COMPANY I Company is all that a Company in Uncle Sam ' s Corps of Kaydets should be. As a Com- pany it specializes in no one thing. " A " Company may have its snakes. " G " Company mav have more than its share of file boners. " D " Company may have won an extraordinary number of inter-murder championships. However the lack of a specialty does not keep " I " Company down. We have our snakes, hie boners, keen files, and others. Our plcbes are as dumb as the dumbest. In size we claim no honors in bulk nor in petitness except that we must share the honor with " D " Company of being of that height where men are men. Even our Tac lays claim to no title of distinction except that he is Tac of " " Company — Long live Pete Newby! " I " Company has swung into line. No longer do we lay claim to having the most in- diii ' erent first class; the best, hardest, easiest, worst, nor most indifferent Tac; nor do we chum to have enrolled in our ranks all the victims of Corps rumors. " I " Company has decided to he democratic and share her distinctions with the other eleven Companies of the Corps. fmmrmih ml MAJOR G. E. STRATEMEYER Tjan.ll Officer Co SSSSSSK I -■4 " " " ' Wf. Viney Hannigan Reynolds, J. G. Armstrong, DeV. P. Gner. J. L. Vanderblue Chandler, R. E. Abbott Mace Thompson, M. R FIRST CLASSMEN Herndon Beynon French Harding, J. G. Lynde Hayden, E. C. Barnes, G. R. Briggs, K. M. Clarke, L. Cruise Lindsey Lynch, C. A. Treat Carr De Kaye COMPANY T m WHAT would the sliades of the past say to see the " K " Company of today? For the first year in the memory of those longest at the Academy it has produced enough " makes " not only to care for its own needs but to furnish a couple of Batt. commanders and a Com- pany commander for one of the benighted units in the fastnesses of South Barracks. Gone, indeed, are the days of Moe Daly ' s red undershirt, the flag of the " K " Company elect, and of Mike Yeoman ' s slug at the start of the Lacrosse season, yet the same spirit and atmosphere which has been peculiar to this Company still remains. " K " Company is a Company of moderation in all things. It is just above the median line in size so can watch the bickerings of Runts and Flankers with equanimity. It furnishes its share of star-men, sports captains and managers, and activity leaders. The men in it take life at the Academy as they find it and try to extract therefrom the maximum of enjoyment and benefit. They attend the hops but abhor snakes and keen-files, they drag, but can usually find better things to do than to P. S. We have, too, our share of the famous. Where, for example, will you find another Venus in the Corps, or another like our Logan? With " I " Company we share the honor (or responsi- bility), of the Ultras. With all that " K " Company means to those that have been members of it, especially if for four years it has been one ' s home, we are well satisfied. It has provided many of the best friends a man could ask and all of the companionship to be desired. i FIRST CLASSMEN Zimmermar ,D. Z. Nichcls, J. A. McNally McCoy, J. W. Merrill, P Ayre, S. E. McDermid Kinnee Barber Shimonek- Kraus Giddings Forney Byrd, C. Z. Stephensfi Fink, R. Ward. R. W. Evans, J. B. Graham, B. L. Svens.son Stevnmg Br.mnlee Allan, C.C W. Keirn, D.J. COMPANY MOTHERS wept, old men bowed their headj, young maidens sighed, and the " Tac " uttered a tew ilL-concealed oaths as " L " Company marched on the field. Such is " L " Company, an organization extraordinaire, composed of the young manhood of the country, between the ages of 17 and 24 years, single, white, with nc bad habits and all Americans except for a few- Arabians like Schimmelpfennig, Svensson, and Allan. But aside from being the last whisper as a military organization we have other accomplishments. " L " Company like Gordon ' s gin, has always been famed for its spirit. No matter what the task we are always ready with one thought— Duty, Honor, Country, and how long before this d — thing will be over, hi all activities, " L " Company is well represented. We have our Einstcins, Beau Brummels, Walter Hampdens, Red Granges, Babe Ruths, and Charlie Pad- docks. This year we provided a backfield beside; some half a dozen or more linesmen for the football team. All winter sports have their quota of " L " Company men and during the spring we seldom have enough men to furnish comp ' ete intramural teams. As for strictly indoor activities, " L " Company has placed in the ar.na at the CuUum " workouts " some of God ' s greatest gifts to Westchester women. There is practically no field in which " L " Company is not represented. But seriously, we believe that we have the best Company in the Corps. Our complexions are good, there is not a single four out of five amongst us, and none have received those little confidences from best friends. We believe that we express the sentiments of the Corps when we say — take my money, niy fiancee, my good name, my long underwear — anything — but leave me in " L " Company. UmJ. MAJOR R. K. WHITSON TacticM Officer FIRST CLASSMEN Jark McKenzie Vinrup Pearson, H. E. Seitz La Ppage Ghormley Trotter Beaver V.ckrey. L Talbot Harkins Watkins, K Costello Cone Thompson. W. J. Fries Crandall Kutz Hall HugUn Dunn, NX ' . ]. Bullock, W C. Lynch. T. R. M COMPANY FOR four years we have trudged our quarter-mile to the mess hall, three times a day, in rain, snow and sleet. For four years we have spoken bitterly " last to get there, first to leave. " And for four years (or very nearly four anyway), we have known that we wouldn ' t trade places with any Company in the Corps. Perhaps it is that elusive quality sometimes referred to as the camaraderie of hardships, but nevertheless it ' s there. " M " Company we are, and " M " Com- pany we remain. In bursts of eloquence such as this it sometimes occurs to the perpetrators to regard their Company too highly, to speak of it in such glowing terms that the very enthusiasm of the account weakens its veracity. We intend to avoid these pitfalls awaiting the unwary, and at the same time give a just and fair account of " M " Company ' s high position in the Corps. To begin, the First Captain and Regimental Commander abode with us until he was called for higher things. " We not only produced our own Company Commander (to say nothing of several Lieutenants and Battalion Adjutant) but also generously, though regretfully, fur- nished one for " L " Company. For four years " M " Company has been second Company in the Corps in qualification on the rifle range. At present the loving cup for high score with the rifle reposes in our orderly room, flanked by a multitude of other cups. Three Corps Squad captains are among our prized possessions. ' We have so many men in athletics that when a Corps Squad goes on a trip " M " Company looks like a war-time Company just back from the front line trenches — very much decimated. But why continue? This could go on for hours and the net result would remain the same — " M " Company first in activities, last at meals, but always — " M " Company. i Foreword to Biographies THF, following pages form the Biography Section. In these pages we have endeavored to record in a short biographv the distinguishing characteristics, incidents, activities, or other attributes, that will al- ways recall to our minds the particular individual. Biographies at their best are unsatisfactory. To live four years amongst one ' s classmates, to laugh and to sympathize with them, to appreciate their characteris- tics, and to form binding friendships that neither time nor conditions will weaken, gives one abundant memories. And then to record part of these vivid im- pressions in a biographv so short is somewhat of a task. If in the future years individuals are brought back by memories recalled through leafing these pages, then we have succeeded. " wrifmrii - " fr ' ' The CI lis s Wind IV The stained glass figured windows in the clerestory and in the transept of the Cadet Chapel are the class windows — class memorials. Each year the graduating class is privileged to install its own window and that of its one-hundred-year prede- cessor. An unbroken series, eventually will be completed, which will commemorate every class that has graduated since the founding of the Academy. } Lieutenant-Colonel Howard McC. Snyder Houorary-nieDiber Class Nhieteen H tiic it ' c Twciity-iiiiie iP- WARD TERRY ABBO ' Eighth Dislricl. Ntir ],rs,) Pompton Plains, New Jersey v STARTS the alphabet and Abbott heads the list. Ambitious when inspired, he is an engineer by the operation of natural laws, and withal a very agreeable engineer. He re- spects your leisure, never imposes nor inter- rupts, does not air impossible theories, and is perfectly willing to admit he might be wrong. (That in itself is no mean virtue.) He is an adept at bridge, and this choice of hobby tends to keep him awake nights and asleep days. But at work or play, day in or out, he is always natural, always himself, always solidly, con- sistently Abbott. Sergeant (1), 100 h M gbl (1), Hou lzei (1), S ars (2), Ritle MaiksDhvi. MILTON ANDRE ACKLEN Ttnlh DtMncl. Ttnnesu-. Memphis, Tennessee iVLiLTON ' s cheery smile seems broad- est when he is engaged in the intricate art of polite hazing. Men of all natures find themselves worsted by his wit. We earnestly predict color- ful victories for this natural judge-advocate when he eventually becomes the active member of some court ' s prosecution. Duties in barracks have been inspired by his active engagement in outdoor sports and in the squared ring. At graduation Milton hopes to enter the Air Corps. His boast is that future Army football games will be viewed from the seat of a pursuit plane. We hope that he does not drop a bomb or two to aid the big team ' s aerial attack. For four years he has ably demonstrated that life can be intensely interesting to those who study its various moods. We hope that his en- thusiastic optimism never falters, for it can be of great assistance to his less fortunate friends. Boxing (4, 1,), Soccer (3, 2, 1), Minor " A " . Sirim- ming (2). i THOMAS ATKINS ADCOCK ThnJ Dn ,n . Keiitiiik) C:HARLES CLARKE WHITE AELAN Finl Dntrut. Hlmuij Tampa, Florida K, NTUCKV, famed for its winning thoroughbreds, moonshine distilleries, and beau- tiful ladies, is to be granted another native- born Colonel. The deeds and arts of former great men of that state are well known to Tom, and he hopes some day to add to the pages of history which tell of events on the Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri Rivers. Tom encounters little difficulty in passing tiie few hours of leisure granted the Corps. During the colder months a red comforter, an address book, and a box of stationery bring entire con- tentment. In the spring the Polo Flats offer an excellent opportunity to squeeze and hold for Army ' s rilie team. Fortunately he has found that life gives most to those who desire only her gifts of lasting values. Tom ' s wit and humor have made his friend- ship doubly welcome. Sei iieaut (1), Rifle (3, 2, 1), Minor ' ' A " . Fishiiiii Club (1), Rifle Expel . Pistol Sharpshooter. c. HARLIU is one of these unobtrusi lads. His acquaintance is never forced, but is gladly acquired. He came from Tampa un- heralded, but he rapidly grew both in athletic fame and popularity. Riding the tide of popu larity, he was first elected to one of our two all hop-manager jobs. He captained the swimming team after winning his letter for three consecu- tive years and maintaining an unbroken string of victories in his event. He broke out in the backfield of the now famous football team of ' 28. His defensive play in the Yale game was spoken of as " the greatest seen in years. " Passes seemed to bring him before the public eye. He intercepted one for a touchdown against Yale. scored against Nebraska, and came oh! so close to scoring on Notre Dame. Charlie can be described as possessing ull the attributes of a real man. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Football (4, 3, 2, 1 ) , " A " . Swimming (4, 3, 2, 1), Minor " A " . Lacrosse (4,- ,2,1). _ _ ii ROBERT LOOMIS ANDERSON Thirleeiith District, Indiana LaPorte, Indiana 1 REXFORDWELLINC, loN ANDREWS Forty-third Di tuil. Ntu Yuik Fredonia, New York Wb E considered ourselves rather good hikers until we accompanied Andy on one of his weekly pilgrimages into the surrounding hills. Scores of interesting spots were visited for the iirst time, and we came back with a new appre- ciation of nature. Occasionally Andy ambles over to the gym to beat us at handball or show us another ma- neuver of the parallel bars. If this young man displays as much enthusiasm in warfare as he does in games, we rather pity his adversaries. Incidentally, activities at Cullum and on the bayonet course seem to have materially added to his stature. He was the first man in the second bat to fire the battery at Fort Eustis, consequently the Field is his choice. May this youthful supply Sergeant keep the enemy well furnished with H. E. when- ever he takes his turn at the instruments. Gymnasium (4, 3), 100th Night Shoiv (2). OOME men are ambitious not only to build castles but also to wear them; Rex is not one of that class. Often his tenth-graph looked like a continuous row of w ' s, yet his carefree air never disappeared. " I ' m not D yet, so why study. ' ' " was his natural remark. But if you think Rex has no ambition you are wrong. His A-book is the pride of our class, his daily correspon- dence the envy of the snakiest snake. Never did a " mail-dragger " pass 522 without leaving be- hind half his burden. " Whose boodle. Mister? " ' Mr. Andrews ' , sir, " and soon half a company is marvelling at someone ' s skill in satisfying hungry kaydets. Fencing (4), 100th Night (4, 3, 2, 1). In mi ' 14- DAVID XAVIER ANGLUIN Fif ' h Dislrh-I. AUssjchiisetli Lowell, Massachusetts D, ' REAMS are part and parcel of man ' s existence. They color one ' s whole life, alter one ' s existence, permit one to wrap a rosy man- tle of forgetfulness about him, and be entranced by a whisp of illusion. " We are such stuff as dreams are made on. " And of all dreams the best are day-dreams, dreams that hold one with the fascination of the devout. Day-dreams and the realities of mathematics do not go hand in hand, but from this asset we turn to a liability, namely, blind dragging. Never has a man been more consistent at this practice and still so suc- cessful. " We naturally suppose that the beautiful blind drags cause him to dream, to say nothing as to what hopes of others to come may cause — we hope not disillusionment. As a plebe Dave stood among the favored few academically, but with the coming of yearling year he learned that academic standing is inversely proportional to sleep, and since he preferred the latter we may solve the equation for the first quantity. Rijie Marksman. DONALD WILBUR ARMAGOST Sccoinl Dnnnt Lain, J,, Fosston, Colorado c, (HEERFUL by natu re and habit, yet serious-minded where serious-mindedness is ap- propriate — Armagost is the kind of man to have around. He is amiable and companionable, the possessor of a consistently attractive personal- ity, the maker of many friends. His personality is augmented by slowness to anger, by quick forgiveness, by mental capabilities coupled with good horse-sense, by a willingness to assume responsibility as wholeheartedly as he partakes of his fun. He is an all-round good man that anyone may well be proud to call a friend, a man who has been a credit not only to himself and to the Academy, but also to his classmates, who hold him in the highest respect and esteem. Actiiii Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Football (4), Polo (3), Rijle Marksman, Pistol Marksman. - - IM - r.A 1 ' ■ I-lL? ; ' ' u-=5? DE VERE PARKER ARMSTRONG Honoy School Cambridge, Massachusetts 1.RMV, " well known as " that dam ' Limey, " is an energetic young man who has managed to make quite a name for himself in spite of the nationality of his ancestors. By ju- dicious selection of noble and considerate Hi- bernian wives, he has been able to overcome this prenatal handicap, and as an immediate result, we find the " K " Co. snake rising to the heights in many lines of endeavor. His weaknesses are four — Blondes, polo, the stock market, and blondes. Anybody who saw him in action in Virginia knows that fragile feminic are as the moth to the flame, as far as our Little Joe is concerned. A dashing horseman, indeed, is our Limey, and verily he swingeth a mean polo mallet. He wins prizes in horse shows in his spare moments. The Limey is a real soldier, and lie can handle men. Acting Cor j)oral (3), Corporal (2) , Lieiileiiaul (1), Polo (3), Board of Governors. Rifle Expert. Pistol CHARLES THEODORE Eighth Diarui. ALL,,,, Florence, Alabama jTlorencu, Alabama, home of Muscle Shoals and our own Charlie, has given her son so many examples of excellent tech- nique in the matter of controversies that few of us can better him in debates. Yet an evening graced with moonbeams, scudding clouds, and watery reflections of lights from trains across the Hudson can cause his words to caress the ears of his listeners, for Charlie at heart is ro- mantic. His activities have known no limit. A natural love for work and earnest endeavor has greatly aided in making this book a success. Construe tive efficiency unsurpassed, a most likable sense of humor, and a keen ability to diagnose life ' s everyday problems have all contributed to Charlie ' s progres s. We hope that his three year ' s service among the shocks of football " cannon fodder " will adequately prepare him for his first commands. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), Howitzer (1), Hop .Manager (3, 2, 1), Rijle Marksman. 11 STANLEY H. AY RE N mew tilth Disnicl. lll non Monticello. IIHnois ric;hard lee babb St„.,louJ. M,„n Carmel, Ma.ne X OUR years of active Kaydet life are completed and now the grey walls open to allow " Stan " to gain his rightful place in a field of greater accomplishments. Although he says that there is no place like home, and that the best place at home is in bed, don ' t jump at conclusions, for whether he sleeps or sleeps and dreams, the day of reckoning always shows him to be a man of great achievements. For four years he has been on the grid iron and for four years we have seen him ilash down the lacrosse field. His ability and dominant personality brought him the lacrosse captaincy with the full confidence of his teammates. If you ever have a job that must be done as well as you yourself would do it, then here is your man, for " Stan " can always be counted upon to fulfill com- pletely his every task. Acling Corp. (3), Corporal (2), L euteiuiil (1), Football (4, 3, 2, I), Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1), " A " (3, 2, 1), Captain (1), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Rifle Expert. Pistol Expert. XP ROM down East where the boys ac- quire an ability to talk seriously of Alpher, Beter and Gammer; from the rocky coast of Maine came the man who today drives the First Batt. After twenty years in the northland, Dick came to us with a legacy not possessed by the careless or indiiiferent. A serious conception of the purpose of West Point, a knowledge of life as it is, and the power of continuous applica- tion have marked him since he first donned the kaydet grey. During four years his steadfastness and devotion to duty have marked him as a sol- dier and have brought him respect and respon- sibility. A man who is a true friend and who plays the game hard and square, he wears his honors well. Corporal (2), Battalion Coiniiiander (1), Feiiciiii:. (4), Orchestra (4). 100th Night (4, 3, 2). " — GEORGE FRANKLIN BALTZELL, JR. StiiMonJ. Florid., Atlanta, Georgia N o Other member of the class is as well known and liked as our vice-president, George. He has been endowed with that rare faculty of forming immediate friendships with all whom he encounters. One would hardly call George a modern effi- ciency expert, for he loves life too dearly to be hurried through its scenes. This same nonchal- ance has ordained that he root from the side of the " Immortals " each Thanksgiving. As an in- fluence on class morale George is an institution. Beneath an extremely informal exterior he pos- sesses a warmth of understanding and sympathy. May optimism continue to guide the footsteps of this son of three generations of West Point- Pi ' nate (4, 3, 2, 1), Class Vice President (3, 2, 1), Chairman Fnrlo Banquet Connnitlee (3), Chairman Yearling Color Line Committee. Pointer Staff. Humor Section (2, 1), Associate Editor (1), Howitzer Board. Activity Editor (1), Color Lines (4, 3), Gun Club (1), Fishing Club (1). JAMES THEODORE H.iujii N.ilioiul Gil. Portland, Oregon _Lhd came from far-ofif Hawaii with such tales of Shredded Wheat skirts, strike r iots, and surf boards that we believed West Point would never prove exciting enough for him. However, the Beast Detail helped to get his mind off such fond memories, and foxing the Tacs has since helped enliven the place. Gold braid apparently has no appeal for him, not even as a means of attracting femmes (he doesn ' t need chevrons for that) and the care- free life of a First Class Buck suits him more than stripes and attending mental hazards. From the beginning he has held steadfastly to his choice of " Coast " and can ' t be hazed into admitting that there is any other branch. We are with him; may he follow in the footsteps of a noted Tac and put bigger and better shells down smaller smokestacks. Came a Christmas Leave — now it is " Coast With " as it should be. Rifle Sharpshooter. Pistol Expert. I w GEORGE RICH BARNES StnMori.d. Korlh Djkm.i Walipeton, North D.ikuta HAROLD HUNTLEY BASSE TT Tuu,l)- n,„ih D,u,,ct. lllnion Album. Illinois T„ .HH Army is said to attract men with a love ot the outdoors; it certainly lived up to that reputation when it drew to itself this lover of the wilds of nature. Barnes likes to recall and recount his adventures in the great north woods of Superior in the days before he entered the Academy, as various classmates who have heard his accounts will testify. He is quick to take ad- vantage of any opportunity to roam the hills of our Hudson Valley, to hunt in their forests and to fish in their waters. Nor does he confine his interest to wood and stream. A zeal to discover the whys and wherefores of anything to which he puts his hand, a questioning turn of mind, a comprehensive understanding, denote an inter- est in all life as widespread as the love of the outdoors that is an outstanding characteristic. Serf eaiU (1), Football (4. 2), A.B.. Rijh Mvi-A- man. H. HuNTLHV is one of the few who has never attended a cadet hop, but this does not mean that he ' s not available. He ' s just one of those big, strong, silent men. Four years ago he quietly sneaked into south barracks and in- cidentally into the hearts of all those that know him. Can he play golf? He ' ll go around any nine-hole course under 45. Can he play tennis? r ' Co. won the inter-murder championship due to his ability. Can he shoot pool? Ask some of the boys in the 1st Class Club. In the section room Huntley has attained honors which only the few ever receive: stars; but the honor has in no wise changed his attitude nor his stoic- like personality. He says but little, is inclined to be a cynic and a woman-hater, but witlial lie remains a man we both admire and like. Corporal (2), Seri eaiit (1), Lie iUit.iiit (1), Ba.i- heth.ill (4, 3, 2), Rijle Slwfishooler. PiUol Mirkiiihiu. GEORGE MILTON BEAVER Se„Mo,ul. OkUhoma Tulsa, Oklahoma : -7ij WILLIAM LEWIS BELL, JR. rimd Diitncl. Viiitiiini Richmond, Virginia VjEORGH had the name of " Poochie " tacked onto him shortly after his arrival at the Academy and he leaves us laboring under the same cognomen. He is one of the true Ameri- can aristocrats, as he is a member of one of the Five Tribes that reigned down Oklahoma way. Poochie is one hail-fellow-well-met, liked by all who know him, and lives up to the motto, " It ' s nobody ' s business how and where I spent my week-ends. " His black hair, black eyes, and his six feet, two inches in height will be the nemesis of some fair damsel yet. His attributes are many and of the best. Behind him he leaves a host of friends, to enter new fields where undoubtedly he will cultivate many more. A.B.. Gin, Cliih (1), Rijle MarksiiiJii. Pistol M.irks- J__ EWis considers life a problem worthy of due thought and consideration. He has spent the past four years in a fruitful endeavor to do that which he finds right. Minute details are never too trivial to explore. Rather they ofifer him hours of pleasant adventure into the won- ders produced by insignificant elements of our universe. His energy and enthusiasm become immeasurable when work of a military nature challenges him. Somehow Lewis finds time to complete his duties in barracks and enjoy his share of dis- similar pleasures. Perhaps he finds most joy in the gymnasium, where we have all seen his graceful exhibitions of tumbling and allied gym- nastics. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Captain (1). Gjmnas ' tiim (4, 3, 2, 1), Minor " A, " Indoor Meet (4, 3), OOth Night (4, 2, ), Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman. i i PHILIP BENNETT Elerenlh Distyict. MjujchiKctti Riixbury, MLissncliusctts JT HIL joined us from the cultured and peaceful city of Boston, Fortunately West Point ' s diversified activities and unexpected events have done little to change his calm, opti- mistic nature. His success in athletics demonstrates the old adage about good things and small packages. Phil ' s wrestling opponents have often blessed the thick mat beneath them. Nimble feet and fast thinking make him also a worthy opponent on the soccer held. A place of distinction in the class has always been his by right of merit. Academic honors have come easily, but of greater importance is the ease with which he has formed friendships at the Academy. It is natural that his unassum- ing and likeable nature should have won him a treasured spot in the heart of the class. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Soccer (3, 2, 1), ]y resiling (4, 3, 2, 1), Indoor [eet (3), (Second Place W ' resiling). JAMES LEE BEYNON Tw lllb Diancl. Illnioii R.ickfnrd, Illinois w, Hi ' N Jimmy came in as a plebe he admitted that he was from Chicago. Later on he broke down and confessed that he was really from the town which has produced one of our world-champion boxers, Rockford, Illinois. Jim had come to West Point well prepared, therefore did not have to spend all his time with his nose in a book, as some needs must do. He decided to go in for athletics. Football was the first sport to call for volunteers, and despite no previous experience he made the squad. For the whole four years he stayed on the squad as a backfield man, and though he seldom appeared in a game, he furnished the ' cannon fodder. " Basketball next called, and he repeated his role on the football field. Baseball found him excel- lent infield material. In the latter sport his en- deavors resulted in three major As, a fitting reward for his splendid virility. Sergeant (1), Foothall (4, 3, 2, 1), Basketball (4, 3, 2, 1), Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1), " A " Rifle Marksman. FRANK LEE BLUE Sixth Dislncl. North Carolhu Fairmont, North Carolin.i W K shall never forget the gentle- man, scholar, and philosopher known to us as Frank. He has been all that one could desire as a friend. A conscientious application to prob- lems set before him has won high academic honors for each of the four long years that he has been with us. He is interested in all things, and converses as freely on the theories of Ein- stein as he does on reasons for Dempsey ' s down- fall. Frank has profited by the distinct experiences encountered at West Point. He now can under- stand the apprehension of an athletic coach, the anxiety of a hopeful elephant, and the deter- mination of a member of one of our champion- ship intramural teams. He is clearly a versatile, well-rounded soldier. Our sincerest hopes for an interesting and use- ful life in the Service accompany him as he leaves West Point. Corporal (2), First Sergeait (1), Lie ileiiaut (1), Stars (4, 3, 2, 1), Rifi,e Marksman. Pistol Marksman. LESTER SKENE BORK Elt ' tenth District. New York Tuttenville, New York H, JSTORV tells us that chivalry has passed. Yet there still remain with us men whom we recognize as knights. In their front ranks stands this tall, blond gentleman of gracious and debonair manner. Hosts of friends are drawn by his soft voice, his dreamy eyes, and his keen enjoyment of life. It is truly a de- light to watch him glide across the ball-room floor with some fortunate maid in his arms. We gaze and wonder whether our favorite indoor sport should not have been bridge, for in that game perhaps we would have had some oppor- tunity to hold our own. Interests and activities which encompass all surroundings have displaced those academic honors which easily could have come his way. Five minutes work on his own advancement is cheerfully exchanged for as many hours spent in the service of a friend. Basketball (4, 3. 2), Baseball (4), Choir (4, 3, 2, I), Rangers (4, i, 2,1). WILLIAM GIL MLR BOWYLR Fourth District. Ohm Lima, Ohio B, ILL Shaklsplarh has termed us all players, and Bill Bowyer, the boy from the big bean burg is a cheerful example of what more of us might have been, had dreams of fighting Indians and driving locomotives remained as the topmost heights of our ambitions. Bill has continued to lead a life of make-be- lieve. Some twelve years ago he casually re- marked that he had tossed a beautiful dead cat into the local reservoir, but later developments disclosed that his tale was founded on mere rumor. His optimism prompted him to recog- nize the beast detail. " Revival meetings " and Popolopen poems supplied welcome diversions for t he Corps, but we enjoyed him most in his toles at CuUum. Bill intends to travel the air lanes of the future. We wish him every success as he cheerily hops from cloud to cloud above. Sunday School Teacher (2, 1), CaJet Plays (2, 1). MYLES WILKENSON BREWSTER Sii-urul District, Miiiiuu.la Wells, Ml J3ri;ws " came from a section made fa- mous by the exploits of Messieurs Marquette and Joliet. He had inherited many of the quali- ties found in the men who conquered the lands surrounding the Great Lakes, and their adven- turous spirit still finds expression in his speech and actions. Fortunately Brews ' activities have been so varied that few phases of our modern life re- main long unknown to him. He is famed as a wide reader, a builder of model airplanes, a lover of outdoor sports, and an earnest horse- man, and tiie tenor of at least one worthy quar- tet. When alone he lives with the philosophers, but we find iiim the best of fellows when he joins us at play. Corporal {2) , Sergeant (1), Football {- , 3), Tract (4), Hockey (4, 3), Remount Scfitad (2, 1), - Marksma i, Pistol Sharpshooter. KENNETH MILTON BRIGGS lllniois Na wiul Gu.nJ Chicago, Illinciis JX-EN " claims Chicago as a podunk, and announces that fact to a startled world by means of a machine gun qualification badge, but he also has the golden background that always accompanies a native son of California. " Ken " thinks much and says little, is rather introspec- tive, but has an easy-going adaptability that is delightful and that makes him at home any- where. He is impulsive and generous to a fault, and will do anything to help another. His thor- oughness in performing every task is character- istic of the man, yet he also finds keen enjoy- ment in the lighter things in life. In every way he is a worthy friend, to know whom has been a pleasure. Tnu-k (3, 2, 1), Pointer (3, 1), CaJel Players (2, 1), A.B.. RoJ ami Cini Club. Rrfle Marksman. Pistol Sharpshooter. V " JAMES I RANKLIN BROOKE, JR ruleeiitb Dislyicl. Pinnsylijiii.i C.mp Hill, Pennsylvania Jr BRMIT US to introduce Jimmy, chief charter member of the red comforter squad. His exalted and extended position, however, has not resulted from mere chance. Years of brain-tir- ing study and diligent application to the niceties of reclination on this much-abused summoner of dreams have justified his becoming an authority on bliss-provoking mechanisms. There have been moments when Jimmy has deserted his cohorts for less spectacular pursuits. Precious hours were wasted in piloting an intra- mural tennis team to sectional championship and in leading silly chases on the cinder path. Fortunately, love for horses, books, or dogs has not subordinated the attention due his class- mates, especially when we are in need of an escort for the extra femme or a fourth hand at bridge. We wish him every merited success as he leaves us to perform his share in upholding the ideals of the Service. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1). II DAVID FERDINAND BROWN Itlnioii Reprt,i-nl.ilirfjt-L.i,,K, ROGER JAMES BROWNE Fillh Dray, CI. Kaii .n Salina. Kansas c, ;lCERO, Chicago ' s badland, where the machine guns crackle on every street corner! ! A scream! a shot! and alas, another native son has faded away into nothingness — this is whence our " Gus " came four years ago. But that is not all. His home is now in Arkansas, where men are just as bad but much tougher. Thus you will say that " Gus " Brown must be a real man, and right you are. He is true-blue all through, the kind of a fellow to have for a buddy. An accomplished athlete, he shines in football and basketball; a ready student, aca- demics do not bother him. But femmes do, al- though he may not admit it. Interested in each day as it comes, with no fear of the future, he will confront it boldly and add to the circle of his accpaintances a host of friends in the Ser- vice. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Lieiileuaiit (1), Fool- ball (4, 3, 2), Basketball (4, 3, 2, 1), Soccer (1), Minor " A, " Honor Committee (1). B ORN in Nebraska, two years an lowan, appointed to the kaydet gray from Kan- sas, and now a Californian who will leap zeal- ously at any Floridan ' s throat, Rodge ' s history is one of true geographical achievement. Many of us strive for calm, even, unperturb- able good nature. Nothing ruffles or disturbs Roger Browne — he lives by his own whims — quietly, easily, contentedly. He is an " engineer " of high standing, but he will instantly quit his work to coach a friend less fortunate. With all his varied activities he has more genuine knowl- edge and greater power of absorption than most; he reads assiduously, with the realists his favor- ites, but with equal praise for modern and ancient, poetical and prosaic. He thinks pro- foundly, but lives lightly, with a perpetually concerted chase for pleasure. Sergeant {i) , First Sergeant (1), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Gun Club. Fishing Club, 100th Night (4, 3), Pistol Sharpshooter, Rifle Marksman. Q .. : . ■i LAURANCE MILLIARD BROWNLEE New York KatinnJ GiimJ Woodmere, New Y,.rk _T a time when eulogies are in order and at a time when everybody insists upon say- ing nice things about everybody else, it is diffi- cult to be sincere without seeming to be merely repeating polite phrases — and yet we must say that here is a man whom it is good to know and to have known. Quiet in defeat and, more difficult, quiet in victory, he has those qualities which go to make a good friend and a pleasant companion. Larry started out to be an engineer, but un- der the mellowing influence of the passing years he became air-minded, and now he will never be content until he has attained the land of joy- sticks, parachutes, and throbbing motors. More power to him! Corporal (2), Sergeaiil (1), FoolbMl (4, 3, 2, 1), Fencing (4, 3, 2, 1). JOHN KAUFFMAN BRYAN Al-Large Watervliet, New York J ACK first came to the direct notice of B Co. when he was transferred as a corporal from C Co. in yearling summer camp. From the very first he was well liked by classmates and others alike, and that initial impression has en- dured throughout his three years with us. Jack ' s great enemy is the academic depart- ment. All his football aspirations have been ruined by the perversity of this department and, although he was very promising material, he was lost to the squad. He has a tranquil disposition. Nothing ever worries him, and the more tenths he owes the academic department the wider his smile. We have never seen him " griped " or sullen no matter what cause he may have had to be so. He is always ready to lend a helping hand in work or play, and is always in great demand whenever a good tmie is in the offing. Supply Sergeant (1), Football (3), WOth Night (4, 3, 2, 1), Howitzer (2, 1), Rifle Marksman. S . m I THOA[AS LUDWELL BRYAN, JR. ThnJ Dfslyict. T,. J Tyler, Texas T. EXAS is a state where everything seems fashioned on an enhirged scale. Horned toads become monsters and hills mountains; periiaps that accounts for the daring, courage, and mighty deeds of her citizens, who sooner or later assert themselves before the critical world. Although Tom has climbed ever up- ward by conscientious study and application, he has learned that some wisdom may also be found in one ' s choice of recreation. Somehow a gun and a Texan remain friends for life. Tom ' s acquaintance has ripened on the rifle range until now he and his weapon thoroughly know each other. ' We must add that Tom ' s luck at casting brings mental pictures of rod and line playing an important role during boyhood days. A ready smile backed by additional qualifi- cations often gains admission to enviable cir- cles. " We predict universal appreciation of Tom ' s presence wherever he chooses to go. CorpovJ (2), Lieuteiuvit (1), Ri e (3, 2, 1), Ri e Expert. P:slol Sharpshooter. DAVID HAY TOR BUCHANAN Ninib Dislricl. I ' irgiii ' ui Marion, Virginia Wh HEN the roll is called up yonder he ' ll be there — late! This hearty supporter of anything and everything below the Mason- Dixon Line is more apt to be found two places at once than the two places themselves. A knack of accomplishing all that is asked, and more, with an ease and grace indicative of those ster- ling qualities born into him, is outstanding. Adaptable as the T. R., he has never had use for a Murad, being endeared to all as the per- sonification of a " ray of merry sunshine. " — Yea. verily, the life of the party, hindered only by a persistent tendency to leave early. An out- standmg advocate of personal freedom, his military career has been unhampered by the re- sponsibilities of rank. He has devoted all his conventional ability to the Pointer with the less conventional finding an outlet in the furtherance of those unmentionable " I " Co. traditions. Pnniter ( I LAURENCE NEVILLE BUCK r.nlh Dniinl I „K " nj Covington, Virginia WILLIAM CARSON BULLOCK I ' oinlb Dull Id. FUnuli I.Kksonville, Florida JVJ.IS-TER-RR Buck! " — that was a fa- miliar soundoff in the 19th Div. back in the days when plebes used to snap. Satan went on many a soiree merely because the upper class- men felt better after seeing him pull his chin in with a smile and a southern " Yas suh. " From the men who have crawled him to the men he has crawled, he has an unbroken line of friends. After his tour on the Beast Detail, the plebes gave it as their fixed opinions that Mr. Buck was the hardest, but the fairest man on the de- tail. No fitter tribute could be paid a soldier. Satan ' s motto is: " Take your fun where you find it. " Small matters such as Christmas leave never worried him. He always said, " Gig away, that ' s only another day. " Pull! — another bird bit the dust. Whenever the Gun Club assembled for a shoot, you could always £nd Satan there among the high scorers. Gtni Club (1), Fishing Cl ih (1), Rifle Sharp- shooter, Pistol Marksman. B, ILL Bullock ' s presence at West Point was forcibly impressed upon the Beast Detail. They couldn ' t find a pair of " trou " large enough for him. It was just the opportunity for which they had long watched. He took it all with a smile. Since then. Bill has lost some of his avoirdupois, but retained the smile; which of late has been temporarily toothless. The Virginia trip was responsible for Bill ' s gaining a unique distinction. He became the original man to walk back from an auto ride. Ask him about it — then run. Cheerfulness and amiability characterize Bill. He rarely sinks into the dismal depths of de- spondency, and when he does it is never for a protracted length of time. We admire his genial disposition which will surely bring him success. Sergeant (1), Football (4, 3, 2, 1), RoJ and Gun Club, Pistol Marksman. ;H-% £n m GEORGE ELIAL BUSH Tenth Dntinr. Ohio G.illipcilis. Ohi.. JR. OOME men are naturally lucky and oc- casionally sneak into ranks at the last note of assembly. Other men, afraid of this extreme, are inherent file-boners and are in ranks before the three-minute bell. There are few men, however, who can boast of a record like that of " Joe " Bush. He has never been more tlian two sec- onds early at any formation. The lates he has run can be counted on the fingers of one hand. " Joe " Bush is not a man to stand around wait- ing for " Attention " to sound and then make a wild dash for ranks. He makes use of every min- ute of his time. Many is the letter he has writ- ten between first call and assembly. Many is the Lucky Strike he has lighted at first call. Many is the Victrola record that sounded its last note at " Attention. " Acl ' nij Corporal (3), Corporal (2), S tpply Ser- i eaiit (1), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Glee Club (2), Secre- Liry. Fishnii Club (1), Gnu Clnh (1), Ri e Marki- m.iii. Pislnl Sharpshooter. CORNELIUS ZANE BYRD First Disluil. l ' i,gi,ua S.inford, Virginia o. ' isi ' Au ' s row has been a long and hard one to row. Slugged in Beast Barracks for falling out of a choir practice formation, he missed most of the football games plebe year. Had he possessed a good voice it wouldn ' t have been so bad, but — . There at every turnout Oeezo was one of the white-glove wearers un- til with Yearling Christmas he climbed down to the station with some " Descript " books to while away the weary hours before the reen- trance exams. We ' ve a lot of respect for old Waz, for despite all his troubles with P. Echols and others he has always come back for more with head up and teeth clenched. He ' s had disappointments too. Although a former star in the Virginia League he couldn ' t get time to go out for the basketball team because of the in- evitable academics. Wresllni;. (-1, 3), Dialectic Society (4, 3, 2, I), Choir (4). ' V DOMiNicK Joseph calidonna N, ' W York NMionJ Giivd Utica, New Voik Wo OOD alcohol, dynamite, and bear traps hold few charms for Cal — neither do fem- mes. On but one occasion have the Gods so shuffled the cards that he has been forced to escort a representative of the frivolous and pro- lix sex. Unfortunately, the " draggee " in ques- tion was everything that the blind variety can be. Now distance lends enchantment, but little else. Clearly, Cal ' s world is in the walks of men. A generous nature makes him known and liked by all of us, consequently we willingly concede him his favorite position at the head of a march- ing column. Last-minute dashes are his forte, for the proper garments seldom can be found before Attention is sounded. A red comforter and some ponderous volume speeds the spare hours. The Coast ' s huge rifles now have cap- tured his interest. May they search out new rec- ords under his guidance. Pistol Marksman, Rifle Marksman, Machine Gun Sharpshooter. JOHN REYNOLDS GALLERY Elerenth Dntnct, N.ir Jtnc) Wechawken, New Jersey IT ' rom the wind-swept hills of Wee- hawken came Jack, the pride and joy of Jersey, to try his optimism on dear old USMA college. " Why worry? " The present with Jack seems to be the only thing worth thinking about. His wit and keen sense of humor make us hope that when the odds are ten to one there is nothing to eat and we arc lost somewhere, then Jack will be close at hand to crash through with a wise crack or a " Have you heard the rumor? " Saturday afternoon in the gym — two men in a squared circle — darkness — a flood of light — " The winner. Gallery, Army. " Or who will ever forget that famous remark when our hero ap- proached the jump — " Here comes the mail- man. " Thump — the horse won by a knockout. Here ' s luck. Jack. We know that grin will never wear off even when, with spurs clicking, you sound off " Tenth New Jersey! Forward, March! " Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Boxing (4, 3, 2, 1 ) . H ' ! ' m CHARLES GREENE CALLOWAY Eleitnlh District. Kentucky Williamsburg, Kentucky ITappv is he who can bear up under the torrent of troubles that each day bump us. who is unaffected by the vicissitudes of daily existence, a happy-go-lucky mortal, who sheds trouble as a duck sheds water. When he can aid his friends and classmates in shedding then- woes he is a celestial gift. An ability to make a joke, and that even greater gift, the ability to take one. make Cal an absolute necessity in a place like West Point. Cal is a good horseman, and likes the Army, likes the Field Artillery, likes athletics, and likes to ride. His abilities will serve him well in the service where men such as he are justly ap- preciated. PAUL WYATT CARAWAY r„uylh Dniricl. Mn)L,nd Inntrsboro, Arkansas Jr AUL is one of the foremost members of our class in the drive for bigger and better controversies. He never is without sufficient words to champion his causes and seldom fails to express forcibly his opinions. When other channels fail, he employs cartoons to further his beliefs. Their clever humor defeats all opposi- tion. Paul admits that his chief difficulty is finding time for his various pursuits. Vet his cheery smile has so aided his progress that duties and soirees find themselves accomplished on time. Then, too, there have been moments when we have noted a determined gleam in his eves that told us much of his perseverance. His restless spirit will eventually carry him to far-off ' corners of the globe. His choice of professions is therefore fortunate. Fencing (4), Indoor Meet (4), Pointer (i). VieUl Artillery Expert. Machine Gun Sharpshooter. Rifle Marksman. GEORGE RICHARD CAREY Honolulu, Hawaii JT ' ar in the West at the cross-roads of the Pacific swims a sunny hind of music and vol- canoes. Days linger there, for silvery moonlight caresses the hills and flowers long after the waves have extinguished the sun. Twelve months of pleasant soft breezes invite youths of all ages to join in the puzzling game of life. " Poopsheet " tells us of the ukes and grass skirts, but refuses to show us the hula. How- ever, we ' re content to watch him in football, baseball, and basketball. Seemingly he should have had little difficulty with descrip ' s sphe- roids. Naturally he is our authority in matters pertaining to the world of sports. At first " Poopsheet " appeared a cynical young student of History and English. Later we found that his reserve easily vanished as acquaintance- ship ripened. Now we know him a loyal, cheer- ful, and resourceful friend. Baseball (4, 3, 2), Machine Gun Sharpshooter. EDWARD HUGH JOHN CARNS FiUeenlh Dislrkl. Ntw Yoik New York City J3at " found his place in the sun by hitting the ball frequently and vigorously. Later he surprised everyone by turning into a hockey player as well, but after all, the game from which he derived most exercise was pool. His cheerful nature is of the type that re- mains unimpaired, even when he is awakened at first call instead of the two-minute bell. " Bat " is the originator of many real grinds, but they are too good for the " Pointer. " His favor- ite movie actor is Joe Gilch, and his soulmate and buddy is Joe Bluebird. One of his most ex- cellent qualities is that he successfully remains out of love and seldom goes to hops except when boodle is served. " Bat ' s " wit is especially refreshing because of its extemporaneous birth. ■We predict high morale in every command that he enters. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), A.B.. B.A.. Basket- hall (4), Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1), " Ar (2), Sunday School Teacher (2), Summer Camp Baseball (3). % m RICHARD CLAIRE CARPENTER Eiahletiith District, llliuo, Danville, Illinoi,, ERNEST WARD CARR Ninth Df.trict. AUssMbu setts M.ulh,irc.ui;li, Massachusetts O ' n arrival at tlie Academy he was " Dick, " and in spite of the fact that his room- mate possessed the same nickname it is as " Dick " that he leaves. Although he is the junior of his class in B.C., his years never have set heavily upon his shoulders. He is always ready to laugh with you or at you. He has never allowed the exigencies of the curriculum to interfere with his career as an artist. As a rule he is very at- tentive in class room and lecture hall, and he carries away from these places more than his brothers-in-arms — usually in the form of an un- flattering sketch of his instructor neatly done up in his notebook. His natural talent for drawing should serve him well in the days to come. Sergeant (1), Pointer (4, 3, 2, 1 ) , Asstsluitt Art Eilitor. Rifle Marksman. Vhnus " brought with him from Bos- ton all the characteristics of the " dyed-in-the- wool " New Englander, and consequently has been pleasantly harassed by his southern class- mates on many occasions. But beneath his would-be sternness there is the most subtle sense of humor we have ever seen. Femmes, it matters not how beautiful they may be, have no lure for " Venus " : his usual comment being, " Well, after all she was rather dumb, " and as for the other excesses and vices he indulgeth not. Cultured, travelled, and with a broader knowledge than any other member of our class, he possesses an inexhaustible supply of energy, the power to accomplish a maximum amount of work in a minimum amount of time. Corporal (2), Captain and Regimental Supply Officer (1), Battalion Commander (1), Honor Com- mittee (1), Historian (3, 2, 1), Engineer Football Squad (2), Y. M. C. A. (4, 3, 2), Pre.fident (1), Howitzer (4, 3, 2, 1), Pointer (2, 1), Class IFtndow Committee. Rifle Marksman. V i • ' I. i . . HENRY CHAF] StuMoyial. Minuesol., Faribault, Minnesota A_ll too often have moments of charming peace and tranquillity been rudely dis- rupted by one of " Fritz ' s " unexpected pranks. Some unkind fate would long ago have put an end to his sportive frolics, if his fascinating in- fluence had not readily interrupted the growth of our just ire. In the coming years we are cer- tain to recall his well-directed witticisms, and hope that maturity puts no end to his humor. Athletics have always appealed to Fritz. The lack of sufficient avoirdupois has alone kept him from teams that require that item. Perhaps hockey, golf, and tennis have received his most worthy efforts. " Fritz ' s " class standing results from his keen, analytical mind. Still, academic work is taken lightly, for he always has time for a good con- vincing argument on almost any subject, or a grand old English grind. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), Hockey (3, 2, 1), Cross Country (1), Minor " A " (1), Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teacher. ROBERT EMZY CHANDLER Fourth District. Indiana Madison, Indiana iwAS a dark and silent night. For the fifth time an increasingly impatient demand shattered the stillness: " All right for the lights in 2134. " and again the imperious hail was an- swered only by taunting echoes. The picture of grim determination, the O. D. began climbing the stairs. He entered the room to discover that the innocent cause of his ire was a brilliantly glowing breast-plate, reposing in the locker of R. E. Chandler. So Bobby achieved fame. His gleaming brasses and lustrous shoes have intro- duced new standards of radiance. He is a para- gon of spooniness and attention to discipline, observing every regulation and complying per- fectly with all orders and instructions. His in- dustry, directed energy, sincere effort, and steadi- ness cannot fail to stand him in good stead. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Supply Sergeant (1), Ri e Marksman. ROBERT HENRY CHARD Second District. Nfb,-j ki Omaha, Nebraska Be OB is an exceedingly pleasant young man wiio possesses the rare power of keeping his opinions to himself unless specifically asked for them. His good nature and ever-ready smile makes him welcome wherever he goes, and he travels quite a bit. His one big obsession, if it can be called an obsession, is the game of golf. The truth of the matter is that Bob becomes an integral part of the plain with the advent of Spring and remains so till the icy winds from the Hudson drive all to the comfort of their rooms. Bob ' s career so far as we have known him has been varied, he has been in all sections from the first to the last, he has been a member of the most colorful company in the Corps, and last, but not least, there are no places for ■P-Sing " where he has not been. Golj (4, 3, 2, 1), Assistant Maiia ii er (2), Manager (1), Ring an J Seal Committee (4, 3, 2, 1), Color Line (4), Camf llltimtnation (4), Ri ]e Marksman. Pistol Marksman. LOGAN CLARKE First District. AlJj.ima Mobile, Alabama JLf being a gentleman of the old South were the only distinction which Logan could claim, he would certainly not be as well known and as popular in his class as is the case. His unobtrusive friendliness and good-humored geniality with that most uncommon quality, common sense, have, however, made him one of the most truly likeable members of the class of twenty-nine. In addition to this he shares the rare distinc- tion of being one of the half-dozen men in the history of the Academy to have completely specked the course in Descrip. In moderation you have one of the most marked characteristics of the man. He refuses to become too greatly excited over anything, but always preserves a lively interest in all that is going on about him. He is one of the greatest exponents of the unhurried life, accepting things as they present themselves, but never meeting trouble halfway. Rifle Marksman. 18 JOSEPH MILTON COLBY Tenth Dniint. bni.i Lake Mills, lowu VVUR Joe hails from the tall corn state of Iowa. His accomplishments are many; an ag- gressive and accomplished boxer whose ring generalship has often brought us to our feet during boxing contests; a student who stands well toward the top of his class; a satellite of all social affairs at Cullum; and above all a booster for his home state, dear old " loway. " He is a man whom any Rotary Club would be proud to have as a member. ' Tis rumored that his oratory ba.s swayed vast audiences at Fourth of July celebrations in his home county. Besides all this, Joe is a congenial soul to whom one takes an mstant liking. Joe leaves us as a buck, but not before having held the reins of authority of a Lieutenant — he gained his degrees, B.A., A.B., over a path of glory. Joe has chosen the Air Corps as his branch. We expect to hear more of him later. Corporal (2), Lieiileiuwl ( ),A.B.. B.A.. Howitzer (1), Boxing (4, 3, 2, 1), Cviip lllnniiiialwn Com- mittee, Honor Committee ( 1 ) . JOHN DRURY CONE Th ' nci Diuuit Ailmur Pine Bluft ArLinsas u, PON the return of the First Class from Summer Camp, a great and much-longed for change occurred in " M " Co. They had al- ways desired someone small to humor and shower aiifections on; and, at last, their dreams were realized. John D. Cone settled with us. " M " Co. had its mascot. Before that he was called Jack — just Jack. This common name offended the finer side of these huge men from the North, so they searched for a better and more appropriate name. It took a femme to christen him prop- erly. " Cherub " she called him. This man has other qualities: In Cone vs. Crandall (W. P. 2912), the question was, " Who is the more nearly bald? " After ten hours of due deliberation, the jury returned the ver- dict, " The pot called the kettle black. " Corporal (2), Battalion Sergeant-Major (1), Choir (4, 3), 100th Night (4, 3, 2, 1), Orchestra (4, 3), Rod and Gun Clubs (1), Rijle Marksman. Pistol Marksman. NORMAN ALVLRION C O N C, 1) O N Scnatoiul. Rhodt hl.uid Providence, Rhode Island DGAR THOMAS C O N L 1 Sisth Diitrict, iWaryland Silver Spring, Maryland JK A TALL man, witli large understand- ing; a capable man, with a love of hard work; a likeable man, with a capacity for making friends; a discriminating man, with a fine sense of values; a discreet man, with whom a confi- dence is not misplaced. Truly this is an out- standing array of qualities, and denotes an extraordinary personality. Congdon is that man. He takes life seriously, eschews hops, likes stump oratory, with choice of topic left open to the orator. He loves comfort and hates to be rushed. His efficient work will be valued wherever he goes in the Service. First Seri e.iJjt (1), Ueiile)i.!iit (1), Honor Com- jii ' ntee ( 1 ) . Ylthough Conley likes to grumble and apparently thinks that the world frowns slightly upon him, yet beneath this exterior of simulated discontent there is a deep apprecia- tion of the true values of life, for at West Point, as at no other place, one can realize this. A man who, when he sets his mind on a goal, will stop at no obstacle to attain his object, is certain to achieve success. And when he does this with a staunch consistency, a sincerity of effort, and a seriousness of purpose, he has al- ready partially achieved his goal. We are con- fident that Eddie will make an officer who will lead his men with the same consistency that he has manifested during his stay at the Military Academy. There used to be plenty of men like Conley, but now there are but too few. Ri e Marksman. ;P m AM PRICE CONNALLY, JR EUieiith Dniiul, T.xj. McGregor, Texas OiLENT before breakfast, congenial during breakfast, and ready for an argument the rest of the day; that ' s how " Cowboy " Connally habitually passes the day. And he is adept at all three phases. Price has a good mind for analysis, has orig- inality, and has a nimble wit. There are three weapons which wielded with determination will very effectively carve out a large slice of success for their owner. He is whole-heartedly skeptical, and perhaps it is this skepticism of his, combined with con- siderable personal charm, that completes his conquest of the gentle sex. For Connally has the Texan ' s proverbial eye for feminine beauty, and his standards are not easy to fulfill. In games of individual competition on the athletic field, we are able to gauge a man ' s real character. Connally is a thorough sportsman by every test, and there is no doubt the Army will benefit by his entrance. Corpor.il {2), Sergeant (I), Pistol Ex perl. GEORGE FREDERICK CONNER £ ,?A - D,s ,,c . Ohio Ada, Ohio H, . ERE is a man who deplores the ma- terialists attitude. To him music and not mathe- matics is the essence of life. One equation in an entire book was enough to spoil it for him. He never ranked above the last fifty or so in any- thing for the simple reason that the curriculum here at West Point was in direct contradiction with his theories. He was strong enough to as- similate a lot of the good of West Point with- out losing his initial aim and purpose in life — to allow only those things to affect his character which he desired. What better could any man do? A true gentleman, soft of voice and smooth of action, ever polite — especially to the ladies. He cultivated CuUum Hall very assiduously, and without doubt many a girl is obligated to him for a pleasant week-end. And last — because it is most important — he had the ability to under- stand and appreciate that rare art of friendship. Boxing Squad (4, 3,2,1), Pistol Marksman. ROBERT LITTLE COOK Senatorial, North Carolina Winston-Salem, North Carolina Onake oil and considerable labor have changed Bob from a gross, awkward plebe into a graceful, learned gentleman. Gymnastics have always appealed to him, so our gym furnished many tiring hours of exercise. Now he has gained rare form on the flying rings and pole vault. Bob ' s outstanding characteristic is his sincer- ity. His career has been marked with earnest endeavor and constant labor. History has ap- pealed especially to him, for he considers cul- tural subjects of most importance in a man ' s education. Spare time is spent in receiving freshly pressed uniforms from the Kaydet store and improving his mind. His southern drawl gained undreamed of hardships during plebe year, and taught him many of the unforgettable principles of dis- cipline. Corporal (2), Seroeaiit (1), Track (2), Gjiii- nasiiim (4, 3, 2, 1). biJoor Meet (3), Rod and Gim Club ( 1 ) , Ri e M,rks)?nvi. Pistol Mark.uuan. w„ HHN, after the first six months of a hectic plebe year, " Cai " joined our class, he was a stranger to us all. This condition was not long to remain, however, for he set about mak- ing friends with a determination that was not to be thwarted, with the result that there is no one in the class more universally liked, by both upper and under classmen, than he is. This same determination has characterized his entire stay at the Academy. ■When Cal first wired home that " the son who was lost is found, " he determi.ned to come back and show the world that the Academic Department and not George Coolidge was in the wrong. His success speaks for itself and he graduates high in the class, not due to a natural aptitude for Academics, but due to mtich hard labor on his part. Sergeatil ( 1 ) , Rifie Markswaii. h ■ ?» AIREL BURR COOPER Stii.iloihil, Michigan Charlevoix, Michigan RALPH COPELAND COOPER Fiut Dntiicl. Miisiisippi Corinth, Mississippi l . TYPOGRAPHICAL crror might well have changed " Chick " into " a graceful spirit of the air. " Strangely enough his winged feet have almost gained him that distinction on the cinder path. Still his cheerful, generous nature has made him a much more valuable companion than Shakespeare ' s well-known character. Chick was born with the gift of laughter. His sense of humor is infectious, but his Scottish brevity causes one to ponder several moments before realizing just what was the reason for the merry outburst. Even then we are never cer- tain that our interpretation of his remark is quite what he intended. He rushes over each of destiny ' s hurdles with- out a thought to their shape or size. Chick ' s few disappointments pass quickly, for thoughts of happiness are far more interesting. He will live and act as he sees fit, his own man. Fool ball (4), Track (2, 1), Cross Country (1), Miliar " A. " Pistol Sharpshooter. Rifle Marksman. 1 HRSONALITY and a " flaming top " — what a combination! If Napoleon had possessed those two remarkable qualities, along with being from Mississippi, there is no doubt that all of us would now be living under a French regime. It is true that the Academic Department didn ' t take so kindly to " Red " the first few trying months of plebe year, but with a world of de- termination and a spirit of " I will, " he rode slowly by the first barrier and has been gather- ing speed ever since. No one will ever forget the memorable speech of " Baum " at the Furlo Banquet, when we liad our first opportunity to see this excel- lent young gentleman in action. Nor do we think that those of ' 32 will forget the other side of him as he was during the first days of ■ ' Beast Barracks. " This man with freckles, red hair, will always carry with him the love and best wishes of his classmates. Pointer (3, 2, 1), Advertising Manager (I), WOth N gbt (2, 1). NORMANDO ANTONIO COSTELLO S.IL,ln,,.,t. . l, Kuh,nUI F.-.inklin. M.issachustits MELIE JOHN COUTLEE Ai.ilvern, Ark.in ias iM i X ' OR an Irishman ro be dubbed " Tony " bv an Episcopal Chaplain ' s wife is a distinction that will fall to few of us. However, Costy ' s record has been distinctive ever since he entered Dean Academy and passed through a year at Dartmouth under a Tri-Kappa roof, before he reached the land of " superb " men. After he had caught several games behind the bat and was destined to become the regular Varsity catcher, he hurt his arm and was unable to continue his favorite sport. Not to be deterred, he swept ice off the hockey rink until they elected him cap- tain of the hockey team. He keeps the Canada trip a secret. His existence has been a rough one. " Norm " travels in goat and engineer com- pany at the same time; he controls his own des- tiny. The fraight and distracted find solace in his confidence, a confidence that includes both sexes, married and single. Baseball (4. 3, 2, 1), Hockey (4, 3, 2, 1), Electwu Committee (3, 2, I ) . VTeodesy " teaches us that our horizon steadily creeps across the land as we approach the clouds. But climbing mountains is tedious and strenuous work for one devoid of claws. How welcome, then, are machines that permit lowly man to follow the bird as it soars to greet the morning ' s sun. John ' s recreational ambitions have changed with the years. Some time ago the opportunity of lifting barbells made the old world a rather decent place in which to reside. Later the imp of speed led him to many grinding hours on the cinder path. Now life can offer no greater gift than the bestowal of a pair of aviator ' s wings, for John, too, has acquired a desire to follow the eagle. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Trjck (3), Imloo, Meet (4, 3), Election Committee (2, 1), Rijh- Mirks- inan. Pistol Sharpshooter. % x=fr ROBERT GORDEN CRANDALL Senalorm!. Km m Parsons, Kansas L inkie " comes from the Middle West and has those priceless treasures of the west- erner — a cheerful disposition and an ever-ready desire to help anyone. At times an engineer and at others a goat, he has always had the satisfaction of knowing he has put forth his best effort to satisfy the Academic Board. Bob main- tains that his chief duties toward his " wife " have been furnishing the necessities of life, so that the said " wife " could save money for his European tour. Even though he has been dis- appointed in blind drags, Pinkie has always done his duty at CuUum and along Flirtation. Until he won the Gun Club Trophy cup, Pinkie had his difficulties with the Tactical Depart- ment, but now he is ace high. Whether the cais- sons or the doughboys get him, the Service is gaining a valuable officer in this cheerful and conscientious Kansan. BaskelLill (4). OHN DENNISON Sei-ntid Dnlricl. Kebra Omaha, Nebraska C R A R Y i.s President of " The Hats on Back- wards Club " Jack has always taken a prominent part in class activities as well as in Corps in- terests. He has the innate ability to grasp the underlying thoughts from beneath a snarl of words, figures or data. For three years he was the highest ranking man in his company mili- tarily and was slated to be the Captain, when the tactical department made an untimely in- tervention and instead of a Captain he was made an A.B. He later became a valuable addi- tion to the First " Bat " staff as " woof woof. " Liked by all who know him and almost every- one does, he will always be welcomed at any post to which he may be sent. Fond of sports, and with an insatiable desire to fly he will be an added asset to the Air Corps. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Supply Ser- geant (1), Battalion Sergeant-Major (1), Vootbali (4), Indoor Meet (4, 3, 2), Color Line (3), A.B.. B.A., Pistol Sharpshooter. i II EDWARD EDGECOMBE CRUISE Connecticut National Guard New London, Connecticut ROY GARFIELD CUNO Colorado Nj wiuI Gu.vd Aloha, Oregon i 111! u= SUALLY with but little to say, Ed- ward can wax loquacious when one gets him started on one of his favorite topics. He is a close student of the world in which we live, especially of its politics and history, and he fol- lows with great interest the changes in our na- tional life. He can present many a pertinent comment and cogent argument to bear out his contentions. Then, too, although staunchly for the Army, he is a booster of his home town, which has nautical traditions and tendencies. Moreover, he likes Harold Lloyd as an actor. These characteristics are all qualities that make us instinctively like him and gladly count him among our friends. roothMI (4. 3, 2), Tr.uk (2), Rtjle ShMlKshooler. Pistol Marksman. iV-LLOW this young gentleman a G. I. bed of cactus and in a few seconds he will have conjured a means of comfort where all others would still be sitting up and taking notice. You may make your claims, but as a fiction-boner he has no equal. The only time his coat of mail was ever pierced was in the days of the Florida hurricane. Finally, a letter came — grace be with us, may we have no more hurricanes. Roy had real work to do before his retirement from public life, so he is looking with eager eye to new worlds ahead. His craving is air, and we know of none as well qualified as he — he has a steady eye, calm confidence in himself, and a respect for all things where respect is due. He leaves a good record behind him, so look out for him up ahead. The Point will not go south as long as there are " Roys " to take their place in the long gray line. Corporal (2), Color Seri e.fil (1), roolh.ill (4), Feiicnig (4, 3), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1). c} Mi HARLAND HOLMES DEKAYE StlljtOUjl. MuhigMi Chicago, Illinois If we are ever General A and find it imperative that a dozen or two of the enemy ' s phines be shot down in a hurry, we hope that we can get Deak on the phone at the nearest hangar. For we ' ll remember how the versatile lad used to fill the breach on all occasions when we went to school together. How, for example, he could supply a tenor to even our melody when we felt the urge to agonize the division with song, or how he devised a hiding place for the teacups when we became converted to that quaint old custom of afternoon tea. ' We ' ll remember that Deak was equally at home at teaching Sunday school or at hanging football signs on the new Mess Hall. Corporal (2), Ballalio)i Sergeant-Major (1), Sini- Jdj School Teacher (2, 1), Ring and Seal Committee. Chairman Camp llli mination Committee (1), Vice President Y. M. C. A. (1), 700 Night (4, 3, 2, 1), President (1), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1), Color Lines (4, 3, 1), Rifie Marksman, Pistol Marksman. •REDERICK RODGERS DENT, JR Thnl)- ti,„id Dnnnt. Pt i,nih .wu Pittshuigh, Pennsylvania We like to think of Fred Dent on furlough, when he crossed the smooth mid- summer Atlantic with other mad adventurers. It was a glorious furlough (all furloughs are glorious) and it was made doubly glorious by the freedom from care or restriction that char- acterized a Continental holiday. Little pictures of Fred flit across the mind — in the Tiergarten in Frankfort, taking the view of Meiringen from Alpine heights, riding in a barouche down the Champs Elysees at two in the morning, eating gooseberries in ' Will Shakespeare ' s garden, deer- stalking in Magdalen Park, " cycling " in Swit- zerland (the cycles were in the baggage-car, and Fred and his companions in the coach) . Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Track (4, 2, 1), Monogram, Cross Country (1), Stars (4), Orchestra (4, 3), Ri e Marksman. Pistol Marksman. LIEUTENANICOLONEL HOWARD M c C. SNYDER L lUUTENANT-COLONEL HoWARD McC. Snyder was born at Cheyenne, Wyoming, February 7th, 1881. He was educated at the University of Colorado and at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. He is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega and Omega Upsilon Piii Fraternities. After receiving his degree m med- icine in June, 1905 and serving his internship at the Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia, Col. Snyder entered the Army Medical School, Washington, D. C, from which school he was graduated with honor and commissioned a Lieu- tenant in Army Medical Corps June 8, 1908. As a medical officer he has seen wide and varied service, the majority of which has been in the capacity of a surgeon. The members of the Graduating Class, fully appreciative of Colonel Snyder ' s personality and of his interest in the Corps, asked that he be- come a part of it by accepting an Honorary Membersiiip. In this way was the Corps al- lowed to show, in a very limited degree, its appreciation for the splendid work that Colonel Snyder has accomplished. LOUIS MORTIMER de LISLE DE RIEMER W ' .ishingloti SMioihil Glial J Porrland, Oregon L, iANKv " came to us from the Army and hence was already well schooled in the art of being a soldier. Rather sophisticated with an exterior mien which is difficult to penetrate, he appears to many as being aloof, yet when you know him better you find him both warm of heart and generous. By nature he is sentmiental and has a weakness for the fairer sex; but once he falls in love, and he usually does, he is not at all fickle. Dragging over the week-end is as customary to him as going to Saturday inspec- tion. Serious of mind, he is more of an introvert than an extrovert, that is, he looks within as the philosopher is wont to do and meditates on the divers intricacies of this complex existence. Rifle Marksiiiau. ix- A : t 5?=Hs _-i;; v .. r-d-z EDWARD AULD DODSON Sect, II J D s iii-t. l-irx ' 11,.1 Norfolk, Virginia THOMAS CHARLES 1 Fillh Dtitrn-t. M,ss-.uhu e Lowell, Massachusetts Th .HE mathematics department is re- sponsible for putting many a man in the goats by means of the complicated system of curves, lines, and warped surfaces that its geniuses think up. But the best of a man is not so much the fact that he has encountered difficulties as that he has surmounted them. Ed Dodson, famous for staying at the Point by request, is more famous for fooling those who made rash pro phecies, prophecies which never were fulfilled Diligent and a cheerful and unselfish dis position made Ed a friend not lightly to be for gotten. That he comes from the part of hospi table Virginia where we had so pleasant a time together will also keep him in our memory. We hope to meet him in the Service where we are sure that he will make an excellent officer. Rifle Sharpshooter. Ac .GAIN the ranks of the immortals are sending forth an embryo pilot for the Air Corps. Henceforth a red comforter will be standard equipment on all of " Sherift ' s " planes, for we cannot picture him without his constant and steadfast companion. " Sherifif " was not originally from the South, but his carefree manner and daily mail are in- delible marks of his sojourn there. This same disposition permitted his gracing the backfield of the beloved goats, for he is a charter mem- ber of the Anchor Guardians ' Club. Should you ever wish to solve a problem in Math., do not ask " Dooley " — but if you are ever in need of a loyal comrade, be sure to meet him. May he have the best of luck, but may he never need it to obtain success in his chosen profession. Goat Football Team (2). II DANIEL CAMPBELL DOUBLEDAY Thnlitlh D sli i-l. Niir York Tohnst(n ' n, New York PHILIP HENRY DRAPER, Ttretily-iiinlh Distrkl. New York Troy, New York JR T. HE keys to Paradise for " Tooksie " were made in the forms of a monkey wrench and a blow torch. His Yankee ingenuity knows no limit. Committees may wrangle and worry over details, but eventually they call upon this young man to install the spots and string the lights. He is known and loved by all members of the Corps. If a man ' s personality were the mea- sure of his attributes and probability of success, Tooksie need have no fear of the future. Even the Math. Department could not keep him down, for he steamed back into tlie game after a siiort inspiring vacation. Corporal (2), Supply Seri eaiit (1), Assistant Manager Baseball (3, 2), Hop Com nut lee (4, 3, 2, 1), 100th Night Show (4, 3, 2, 1), Secretary Dialectic Society (1), Pointer Staff (4, 3, 2, 1), Circulation Manager (1), Color Line (3, 1), Camp Illumination Committee (3, 1), Choir (3, 2, 1), Rjjle Marksman. Jr i:rhaps the most difficult task as- signed to an individual within the realms of recorded history is that of attempting to extol the virtues in such limited space of so colorful a personality as Phil ' s. The public knows Phil for his athletic prowess; the femmes for his charm; the Academic Department for his intel- lectual attainments; but we, the members of his class, recognize him for his thorough unselfish- ness and his ready grin. From those ancient days of Beast Barracks we have realized Phil ' s in- nate characteristics and, in a small sense, we have appreciated them. There is no gathering among his classmates where he is not whole- heartedly accepted. Very few men can boast such a distinction. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), Football (2, 1), Basketball (4, 3, 2), Captain (1), " A. " Class Treasurer (4, 3, 2, 1), Rifle Sharp- shooter. ■m THOMAS JEFFERSON DUBOSE Fifth Diitricl. Okljbum.t Oklahoma City. Oklahoma WAYNE JAMES DUNN Nnieticiith Dhliict. Ohio Youngstown, Ohio n Oklalioma tornado in the summer of ' 22 swept across the state of Arkansas to the Mississippi River, thence across the continent northeasterly into the state of New York, crashed against the rocky knob of Crow ' s Nest, and left us — Tommy. The story goes that at the sound of his first reveille gun Tommy landed in the middle of the room — from the top bunk — with a hand on each liip; but thereafter set- tled down, to thrive on his first Beast Barracks. Intensely practical, witl: an uncanny ability to sense the thing that counts and then make it count. Tommy has generously devoted his ener- gies to the interests of his class. Who can forget that Ring Hop on November 3? Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), First Sergeant (1), Captain { ) , Pointer Staff (4, 3), Assistant Busi- ness Manager (2), Business Manager (1), Sunday School Teacher (3, 2, 1), Ring and Seal Committee. Chairman (1), Equipment Committee. Chairman (1), Ki e Marksman. In the inexplicable way that names give way to nicknames without regards to apt- ness, during the course of four years at this in- stitution Wayne has changed his name to Joe. He believes that every man has his ups and downs, in fact, he learned that from horses. The horses had him down for a time, but the course of events has changed, and Joe is on the upper slopes. Joe is one all-round good fellow; he hails from Ohio, perhaps that had something to do with it. Accomplishments? Yes, he sings in the cadet choir, clogs in barracks, and has a smile for everyone. He has taken everything in his stride and has done his part well; the future undoubtedly looms brightly ahead of him. A good fellow that hasn ' t gone wrong, that ' s Joe. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Gun Club ( 1 ) , Rifle Marksman. Pistol Marksman. " ' Xa 1 DOUGLAS GOLDING S iutorul. CJifoniL. Berkeley, California 1_ oug " came to us an innocent youth from the far West, innocent in the ways of West Point, but not in the ways of the world. He left the Philippines and California with a knowledge of life and with few illusions. His popularity however is not confined to the femmes alone. Everyone knows and likes " Doug. " His friendly manner and ready smile make his presence welcome and desired where- ever he goes. " Doug " never has molded his opinions to suit the other fellow ' s views. As a result you can always count on him to give an honest estimate of the situation as he sees it. A man who looks at the world through hard, unromantic eyes, who will step aside for no one, and who has the power to put all his energies into a struggle and win. He still has a sense of humor which lets him laugh at life. Corpord (2). LieiiteiiMil (1), Football (4, 3). Suiniminii (4, 3, 2, 1), " Ar Poinlev (3), R ' jle .XLvksman. ■ RUCE EASLHY, JR First Distiici, Utah Ferron, Utah ' Nc OOKIE ' hails from Utah, where women are plentiful and men are polygamists. So far he has kept the unfair sex from his re- ligion, but such success has not been attained in his worship. In fact, his greatest fear is that he will succumb to dive rs pseudo charms on graduation leave and don the old harness for- ever. He is altogether sincere and cheerful in his work. Academics have been battered into sub- mission, military qualities have been acquired and spare time has yielded its opportunities for diversion. Nookie ' s one regret is that the days have flown by too quickly, yet he has always found moments to express staunch loyalty to those who claim his friendship. May he find happiness and hard work in the army with an occasional hour off for bridge and riding. Choir (4, 3, 2, 1). PAUL ELIAS Third Distncl. Nibnnkj Columbus, Nebraska We want Elias! " " Turn out Marble- dome! " Sounds familiar? No? Have you never been to an Army football game? — now you remem- ber— Although incapacitated by injuries during two of the football seasons, " Pablo " has never- theless made himself well-known to the follow- ers of the Army team — and although it may sound sacrilegious to say so, we believe that had these injuries not occurred he would have been a fixture on the big team at left tackle. It is not only on the gridiron that " Pablo " stars, but also in the squared circle and on the track. The popular theory that athletes are all goats runs up against a serious obstacle here. Al- though his afternoons are all spent in " working out " he has nevertheless managed to rank un- der fifty throughout his four years. Sergeant (1), Football (4, 3, 2, 1), " A. " Boxing (4, 1), Track (4, 3, 2, 1 ), " A, " Rijle Marksman. GEORGE ROBERT EVANS Suoml Dii ,nl. AUnmn-, Chaaeo. Illinois Vv ' UR first taps inspection caught Bob with one foot in bed and the other slightly be- hind schedule. During plebe year he remained slightly behind in the academic schedule, but in subsequent years he spurted and attained that level of safety where tenths can be forgotten. Proficiency enabled Bob to broaden his field of activity, He spun mean curves on the base- ball diamond and pleasant yarns at the hops. Wintry afternoons found him climbing a rope for the gym team. Bob is so generous that he would give away his last skag — if he ever had any. Life is no care to him, for he decided years ago to make the best of things, yet his frankness permits us to learn what is wrong with the world. His first choice is Air, but such a branch does not pro- hibit our sons from pounding the area to the tune of a slug signed G. R. Evans. Baseball (4, 3, 2), Basketball (4), InJoor Meet (4, 3), GynuiasiuDi (2), Pistol and Machine Gun Sharpshooter. JAMES BURT EVANS Nitr M.xno Katioujl G„mJ State College, New Mexicn ALLAN GULLICK FADNESS Finl Dislncl. Nuilh Djkol.i Grand Forks, North Dakota Xn four ytars Jimmy has cast more re- flections on the academic department than that noble body of men can live down in a lifetime. It has not particularly affected either them or him, but we state this fact merely to indicate the nonciialance of the man — Jim has always been a bit happy-go-lucky. Summer camp and furlough added to his sense of responsibility, but he is still the jolly companion we learned to like in Beast Barracks. His good nature is ever present and his sense of humor never lack- ing. Jim is naturally an engineer. Besides his suc- cess academically, he can show with pride his abili ty in athletics, notably in tennis. He has been recommended as one of the best coaches ever produced by the intermurder league. Jimmy goes — not alone — into the Army to encounter the adventures of the service with the same fine spirit he has shown in his experiences here. Seigeai l (I), Teiiius (4. 3, 2, 1), ? ? Marks- VJTULLICK is much more at home on a horse than in a taxi, for he came from the Bad Lands of North Dakota. Years ago the clatter of six-shooters and hum of diamond-back rat- tlers oftentimes lulled him to sleep. Now he must contend with bugle calls and electric bells. Perhaps visions of former days have inter- fered a bit with the necessary pages of study that fall to his share. At any rate, GuUick on one occasion condescended to don the white gloves and contest an extra period with the Academic Board. He is boning the Doughboys, and because machine-gun officers are mounted, he will eventually find himself among the members of the Suicide Club. Fortunately GuUick ' s well- developed two-mil tap makes him well ac- quainted with a Browning. May his barrages never lack ammunition or a steady trigger finger. R fle Ex-perl. ■ F WILLIAM LAFAYETTE FAGG Fourth Dntrkl. Texjs Blue Ridge, Texas FRANCIS EMMONS FELLOWS Fotirleenlh Dtstiict. Mjssctchusetts Hvde Park, Massachusetts Wb E have with us the beau sabreur of the Texas plains. Blue Ridge to our recollection was not featured on any of the maps in our old geographies, but due to " Fate ' s " activities here- abouts the city has become quite famous. Back in a Texas tin school they made him Adjutant, and when First Class September came, they showered him with glittering braid and again he forms " peerades " and takes reports. And one of our stalwart millionaires once remarked, ' Tate stood the shock of chevrons better than most of them do. " A rocky road lay before him his first two years. Yearling history in particular took him for a ride, with the result that he passed a weary Christmas boning for a turnout. Aside from that his troubles do not appear to have been so bothersome. Acting Corporal (2), Corporal (2), First Sergeant ( 1 ) , Captain and Regimental Adjutant ( 1 ) , Football (4, 3), Track (4), Pistol (2), Fishing Club (1), Rifie Sharpshooter, Pistol Expert. VJreat changes have overcome this blond son of New England. Considerable con- fusion was created among the Beast Detail from Dixie Land when " Pinky " first swung his Ha-a-r-vahd accent into action. Its fluency has not been altered, but now even the Georgians can follow his speech. We at first thought him a shrinking violet, but soon realized our error. While always con- siderate of others, we find in him no hesitation before duty and a fighting spirit which sees in the last ditch only another position from which to start the offensive, whether the contest be for the respect of men or the love of a woman. Pinky has wisely chosen the Field Artillery for his branch, for he will find many opportuni- ties to combine brains with brackets. We know that the Army will gain a man of courage and action who will take a major part in all its ac- tivities. Assistant Manager Track (3), Rifle and Pistol Marksman. RUDOLPH FINK Chicago, Illinois K, A ' l ' DiiTS arrive and leave, sometimes in a cycle of short duration. But Rudie was one of those who came here with some knowledge as to what it was all about. Moreover, he came with the intention of staying, and with little dif- ficulty he has brought his own particular ship safely in without deviating an inch from his course. So much for Rudic ' s ship. As for the Skipper himself, he ' s a hearty old soul who knows his ropes full well. As a soldier, scholar, and a judge of fair damsels, he ' s a top notcher. The chevrons on his arm bear witness to the first; the fact that his chief hobby has been the coach- ing of the immortal goat leads us to believe he really enjoys this business of higher education; and you haven ' t been paying due respect to Cullum Hall these many years if you haven ' t seen Rudie there always with a strikingly pretty femme. Corporal (2), First Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1), Hockey (2, 1). JAMES JOSEPH FITZGIBBONS New York National Guard New York, New York JTitz is one great big complex. He is very, very Irish, yet much of his furlo was spent in France. No full Christmas leave has ever come his way, and he has walked more tours than the average area bird, yet he has never been slugged. Army Regulations and Orders, U. S. C. C, have been specked blind, but he has always been a goat. Incidentally, he is famous for getting turned out and then passing the writs as a matter of course. His sense of humor is an institution. We have never seen any situation that could baffle his cheerful disposition. If weighty matters threaten to bring about such a calamity, Fitz glides off to slumberland and forgets all care. He moves blissfully through life, scattering wise cracks in all directions. We predict a long, eventful life spent in either the Doughboys or Coast, with sufficient time taken of? for his pipe and golf. Rijh Marksman. c(r r RANK HARTMAN FORNEY Thnd Dm rid. South Dakota Oelrichs, South Dakota WILLIAM HASTINGS FRANCIS ¥nu District. D. ' hw.irc Delmar, Delaware OOME men are born brilliant; such a person is Frank. If there is anything that he doesn ' t know or any subject on which he lacks information, just try and find it. He ' s one of those favored few who succeed in wearing stars with a minimum of effort. And still he finds plenty of time and patience to aid the poor struggling goat. In spite of the fact tliat there seems to be nothing he doesn ' t know, lie took advantage of an involuntary sick leave to sail the seven seas and learn what makes a ship go, what a sailor does for a living, and how this theory of " a girl in every port " works out. Although this leave cost him a year, that year seems well spent to those who know him, be- cause they got to know and understand him better and to realize that " a friend in need is a friend indeed, " for " Red " was always there when the need arose. Serine Jilt (1), Staa (2), Fishing Club (1), Rif,e Marksman, Pistol Expert. Dill likes to tinker. There is some- thing curious about the functioning of ma- chinery that invites him to attack it with a monkey wrench and discover what makes it purr. Sometimes the purr is eliminated when the reassembly leaves out a mass of apparently useless parts, but nevertheless, it is all great sport. Steam shovels, rigging, and radios prove most interesting, for none but the radio ever talks back. There is a congenial, helpful gentleman un- derneath Bill ' s exterior who does not make him- self known until you have associated with his partner for a long time. That is why we placed Bill in charge of Hundredth Night scenery with- out any doubts concerning his success. Inciden- tally, membership in the middle sections gives him sufficient time to write letters to " her. " May they face life in the Army cheerfully and receive their share of the future ' s happiness. 100th Night (4, 3, 2, 1). PAUL LAMAR FREEMAN, JR. ThnJ Dislna. Seir York Governors Island. New York DALE RAYMOND FRENCH Fmt Distrnt. CJiioniu Santa Rosa. California J.N a manner characteristic of liis placid and pleasing nature, Paul entered Beast Barracks unnoticed by and unknown to many, but it was not long before he was the boon companion of many and well liked by all. He is the possessor of remarkably carefree spirits, but his carefree attitude is not one of indiffer- ence. For Pablo can and does tackle unpleasant- nesses and duties with a dogged determination that IS only his. As a further claim to fame we record with pleasure that Paul was a member of the famous " I " Co. happy family, the most dis- tinctive company aggregation of the Corps. Paul IS headed for the Air where his cheer- fulness and pleasing personality will win for him the popularity he has well deserved among us here. We wish him the best of luck. Rijle Marksman. JT ' rench is indeed unusual, in that with bold frankness he freely proclaims himself as the only Kaydet from California who does not claim to be a Native Son. As you know, the Native Son of California is, as Bret Harte said of the Chinee, " peculiar. " For instance, during the month of August the Native Son is a far more prominent feature of California landscape than are poppies, so that when a man boldly states that he is not one of the Chosen, it is an event. However, French has enjoyed enough of the advantages of the Golden West to become accomplished in several ways. Of these the most noteworthy is in swimming, at which sport he is a powerful performer. Seigeaiit (1), Glee Club (2, 1). I? Mayksniaii. Ptslol Maiksiiiaii. FRANK EUGENE FRIES First District, New Mexico Las Vegas, New Mexico JAMES MAURICE GAVIN United States Army Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania ir RANK is indeed a versatile young man. He has been a member of the football, basketball, and lacrosse squads. His ability with the handball and his sup erb tennis serve to arouse the admiration, envy, and ire of his friends who are less fortunate in these respects. However, do not think that the activities of this versatile young flanker are confined to athletics alone — they are not. In the section room he has ever remained in that rarefied atmosphere known as the first and second sections, and this is an attribute for which few athletes can boast. Quiet as a rule and not at all ostentatious, he still manages to keep up with the best of the snakes, and it is not infrequent that we see his tall form going slowly down the steps leading to Flirtation or other regions to which amours are indigenous. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Football (4, 3), Basketball (3), Lacrosse (3, 2, 1), Orchestra (4), Camp Illumination (4). J IM joined us from the isthmus made famous by the work of General Goethals. Thus the exploits of one soldier cause another to pre- pare for the day when he too must help in the defenses of our nation. Jim has early developed the first requisite of a commander, for most of his honors won at West Point have resulted from the ability to do something when the oc- casion so demanded. We respect and admire his quiet efficiency. Even the garden variety of mess hall drags were postponed when he was commandant of the com- pany area. Jim has been honor representative for four years. No snap judgment has ever characterized his treatment of questions involv- ing the welfare of others. His pressing account at the cadet store is an adequate answer to the question, " What price glory. " Corporal (2), First Sergeant (1), Battalion AJ- jutaiit (1), Sunday School Teacher (3), Hundredth Night (4) , Honor Committee. Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman. JOHN AMBROSE GEARY Cincinnati, Ohio WILLIAM KERR CHORMIfY Fo„rt , Diituit km ,. Hutchinson kins.is J ACK. is the most consistent dragger of all the confirmed bachelors in the Corps. So far his armor has proved invulnerable to all at- tacks of the tiny archer, yet we still watch and wonder how long he will be master of his heart. Perhaps with able coaching from " The Blimp, " he may eventually forsake the life of freedom for one with the dream girl. No one could possibly be a worse punster, but in spite of this failing Jack has a keen sense of humor. Unlike a lot of us, he never lets Aca- demic reverses depress his spirits. Morale stays high, even when week-end leaves arc over for the month. He loved the Cavalry until we went to Virginia. We hope that he gets the Air, and that the next war finds him highest in tlie deck. Corporal (2), Regimental Sergeanf-ALijor (1), Polo (3, 2, 1), Rifle Sharpshooter. B. I ILL IS a somewhat serious-minded person, but not to the point of being boresome. He is congenial at all times but rarely, if ever, manifests undue exuberance. He is upright, honorable, and gentlemanly — always. He is given to sparing speeches, and the worth of his words is inversely proportional to their concise- ness. Bill is a good student, and always ready to lend aid to less fortunate ones. Sincerity, firm convictions, and absence of all the shams and superficialities of humanity ren- der Bill a friend well worthy of cultivation, a man who would be an asset to any business and lastly, an officer of the type for which the American Army is famous. Supply Sergeant (1), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1 ) , Howitzer (2), Remount Sifiiad (2, 1), Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman. M FREDERICK GIDDINGS Thnd Di Uriel. Temiessee Chattanooga, Tennessee OLIVER HARDIN G: Seventh Dntrict, Kansas Medicine Lodge, Kansas JT ' rom the very beginning Fred seems to have had a mania for military life. He passed through a number of the so-called " Tin Schools " until, in a rash moment, he decided to pay West Point a visit. Here his hopes seemed to be realized and he settled down to stay a while, even if it became necessary to study. Once his mind is set to some end, whether right or wrong, he cannot be deterred until he has successfully attained that end, even if a little study is necessary. His activities in fencing portray him at his best, and it might be mentioned here, that he has gained public recognition in this realm. Fred ' s hobbies might be classed by some as: boning fiction, day-dreaming, and talking, but a more proper classification would recognize his definite purpose and the part these hobbies serve to round out his character. Fencing (4, 3, 2, ), Minor " A, " Choir (4, 3, 2, 1). We nominate for our hall of fame Oliver Hardin " Jake " Gilbert — because he whole-heartedly emulated a past member of the tactical department and became his namesake; because he is captain of the pistol team; because he was the " Corn ' s " first ranking sergeant; be- cause he wrote, " The report is correct, the of- fense was intentional, there is no excuse, " for a " B-ache " ; because he was busted and slugged; because of the fact he dragged three " femmes " one week-end — all of them enjoyed it and not one of them learned of the presence of the others — because of his democracy (he " P.S. ' ed " the mule at the Notre Dame game) ; because he answers his letters the day he gets them; because his humor is incomparable; because he aspires to be America ' s first " pug-nosed " general; and finally because he prefers the " Coast " . Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), A.B.. B.A.. Pistol (4, 3, 2, 1), Rifle Marksman. Pistol Expert. MORRIS GOLDBERG Seiom Dislnd. New Je ey Atlantic City, New Jersey BRU( H LlKl GRAHAM i. ;.« ' . D. ' linl. I„u I D.s Mnlius ln .l IZ ARNHST and reserved, Goldie has made an excellent record at the Academy. Be- ing a good athlete, his showing on the athletic fields was always above average. As a student, he has fought and won a game, uphill battle in the section room. Goldie has always been a keen follower of sports and a staunch supporter of Army athletics. By hard work and sheer grit he became the regular goalkeeper on Army ' s lacrosse and soccer teams. Goldie is open and pleasant to all. He is slow to make close friends, but those whom he so favors find him warm and sincere. He is pos- sessed of a well-balanced sense of right and wrong, and capable of exercising good judg- ment under any circumstances. Lacrosse (2, ) , AUjo, " A ' (2, 1), Basketball (4), Soccer (1), Minor ' ' A ' (1), Howitzer (4, 3, 2, 1), Circulation Manager (1), t and Pistol Skvf)- shooler. w„ HHN Bruce was a plebe he couldn ' t decide whether he liked " West Point or not. However, by Yearling Christmas he enjoyed the life so much that he lengthened the course to five years. After his welcome to our class he lost no time in making friends in his quiet, unob- trusive manner. Always eager to help, he spent so much time coaching classmates in the in- tricacies of yearling math., tliat his own studies sufi ered. However, first class year, realizing that his Academic worries were over, he started to de- vote his time to lighter pursuits. Virginia with its warm climate and wonderful evenings struck a new chord in him, and several times we feared that he would jeopardize his freedom on grad- uation, but he returned to summer camp and enjoyed it as much as he had Vn-ginia. Bruce, after inany lengthy discussions, lias decided to join the Infantry. Howitzer Assistant (4), 100th Night (1). DONALD PHILIP GRAUL rhntieth Dntiut Pcnniyluini i Lehighton Penns lvani. WILLIAM HOPKINS GREEAR S,iLi!or ,il. New Mexico Clovis. New Mexico JLndeed here we have a young man who is broad-minded in every way, a man who excels not only in the literary subjects but also in the scientific ones. For four years he has been a vital part in " Panama Joe ' s " machine, the machine which is so famous for wearing on its guidon the colors of the best drilled company. His discerning perspective and habitual neat- ness are exceeded only by his loyalty to any organized group of which he becomes a mem- ber. This loyalty, however, does not prevent him from enjoying to the fullest all of life ' s vicis- situdes, while his ready good nature and de- lightful personality make him a friend of all. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Supply Sergeaii (1), Track {4),Rifie Marksiihiii. H. was born with a bit of ' Western sunshine in his soul, a warm personality, laugh- ing blue eyes, hair — well, ' twould be unkind to call it bleached by the desert sun, we will call it flaxen — that ' s Billy Greear. You don ' t need an introduction; everyone knows and likes him. The class of ' 29 fell heir to Bill after Col. Echols had winnowed the chaff from the wheat three years ago. Bill was chaff on that day. " We have never regretted it. Bill has that much desired ability to do the right thing at the right time and do it well. If you ever see his blond head bent close to some sweet young thing ' s, you may know that although he hasn ' t told her so, she believes that he considers her the most wonderful girl in the world. Luckily he has the saving grace of common sense and no one wears his minia- ture — but my gosh the hours he spends writing letters. Corporal (2), Sergeant (!) , Lieutenant (1), Polo (4, 3, 2, 1), Rifle Marks nan. BRENDAN McKAY GREELEY Al-Lnge San Juan, Porto Rico A GENTLEMAN of the old School, courteous, friendly, sincere. Add a strong sense of duty and an earnestness offset by a large share of Irish warm-heartedness and foolish- ness. Trace a few lines in his forehead for the hard work and disappointments that come to a poet who makes himself a mathematician. Blood will tell, and Horace Greeley need not say, " Go West " to his descendant, for he is perfectly welcome right here. We need energetic, de- pendable second lieutenants, especially unob- trusive, quiet ones. He relaxed on yearling Calculus (who wouldn ' t) and they found him (Yes, there were girls). He had a fight with calculus that sum- mer, and when he came back, it was Greeley who integrated everything for us. " Sterling " is the only word for him, we write more only for the uninitiated. CoipoiM {2), Sergeant (1). JAMES LEITCH GRIER SeiiMorLil. Kmisjs Fort Leavenworth, Kansas J.HIS lad is one hundred and fifty pounds of human pep and energy. Football player, boxer, tennis player, musician, come- dian, poet, journalist, business man, and tea- hound all wrapped into one congenial and quick-witted whole — that ' s Jimmy Grier. He does his best work under pressure. To be very frank, he is a procrastinator of the most exasperating type. That is, we others, who plod along and try to keep step with things, are for- ever expecting Jimmy to get a sad bump, but he always fools us and crashes through in the end. Nine P. M. — letters to write — sport page for the Pointer due in the morning — usual stack of letters — yet nine P. M. will usually find Jimmy softly spanking Iiis guitar and crooning some sweet melody. Corporal (2), Lieiileuaut (1), Football (4, 3, 2, 1), Monogram, Tennis (4, 3, 2, 1), Minor " A. Pentathlon (3), Indoor Meet (4, 3), Pointer (I), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Orchestra (4), Hundredth Night (4), Color Lines (4, 3, 1), Rifle Marksman. THOMAS NORFLEET GRIFFIN Third Dniricl. North Cjrolnu Goldsboro, North Carolina EDWIN GEORGE GRIFFITH Porlo Rico Rio Piedras, Porto Rico r EW men have been with us since ' 24 who have not been acquainted with Tommy and his personality. His greatest fault is that whenever he gets about a unit " pro, " the fear of wearing stars makes him cease work. He has been faithful to our football squad whenever he was off the " D " list. First Class year he de- voted his talents to the job of cheer leader, a position which was given to him almost unani- mously by his classmates. His wonderful ability to make friends com- bined with his other talents will be sure to bring him success in his chosen branch, the Dough- boys. Acting Corporal (3), Sergeant (1), Goat Football (2), Football (4, 3), Cheer Leader (1), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Glee Club (2), Rij]e Marksman, Pistol Marks- -z G. ' riff " is a soldier by birth, by en- vironment, and by choice, yet he is quite all right in spite of his initials. His is a nature full of fun, but of sober depth, for he is occasion- ally troubled with an aspiration. His economical stature forbade football, so he chose soccer and boxing. Although Griff lacked considerable technique in the latter sport, a true " spirit of the offensive " caused him to make each round full of action. This same man- ner of aggressive perseverance has materially helped in his four-year fray with the Academic Board. Plebe year ' s soirees passed quickly, but the friendships formed in that period have re- mained. Now all hopes are centered in the Air Corps. May he become as great a leader of men in the Service as he was a leader of cheers at the " Point. " Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1), M nor " A " (1), Boxing (4, 3), IFres ling (4), Cheer Leader (2, 1), Glee Club. Choir (4, 3, 2). - . -■ ■ L. LAWRENCE McILROY GUYER T ' Dntint ktii lucky Louisville Kentucky CLEBERT LEON HA EUruilh Distrul. Ki ' HiHcky SoniL-rset. Kentucky T„ -HE gods have decreed that only an artist may be a Bohemian, a Bolshevist, and a law-abiding citizen of these our United States at the same time. Larry is just that sort of an artist, a model Kaydet one moment and an ar- dent iconoclast the next. Fortunately most of his revolutionary tendencies are short-lived. Then, too, the poetical manner of his radical beliefs causes them to pass unnoticed by hoi polloi. Larry is from a long line of Army devotees. He understands the complicated system of cus- tom, tradition, and efficiency that governs the Service. We know that he will prove a valuable addition to some regiment, if he can be kept from his three sins: puns, poetry, and a passion for blondes. Coipoml (2), Serge.i i (1), Tci n s (2), Poiii ey (4, 3, 2, 1), Assochile Editoy (1), Rifle Sharpshooter, Piilol Sharpshooter. JLvucHv " left the rolling hills and boiling stills of Kentucky for West Point. Beast Barracks was a revelation. Life quickened and all thoughts were concentrated on smooth backs and corduroy chins. When it was all over he voted himself one big long rest. It was due to his tried and true friend, the red comforter, that he was permitted to remain a staunch mem- ber of the " hnmortals. " During the last year he was the only mem- ber of the house that smoked the humped brand, consequently his wives were forced to walk miles for their toasted skags. Someone admired his taste in cits to such an extent that they ap- propriated his suitcase, but left no thanks. Only the remount heard what Duchy thought of the affair. May this former knife and voice drill- master sound off cheerily as his command goes into action. Sergeant (1). fx . i|...: _,: s . LLIAM EVENS HALL Third Diilricl. OkLibomj St. Louis, Missouri WILLIAM DARWIN HAMLIN Vniled States Army Clinton, New York Wh HEN the gods bestowed their gifts of nature upon mankind they were unusually generous to Bill. How many men are there who possess the strength and stamina to play center on the football team in the fall and then run the 100 and 440 for the track team the fol- lowing spring? For his accomplishments on the cinder path his team-mates chose him to lead their team during the spring of ' 29. Bill has that inherent quality of leadership which causes his subordinates to follow cheer- fully and willingly, not especially because it is an order, but because they respect and admire him. Straightforward, frank, industrious he stands as a man we are glad to have, a man who ex- pects of no one what he will not do himself and who accomplishes his object regardless of the difftculty. Corporal (2), First Serjeant (1), Lientetiaiit and Battalion Adjutant (1), Football (4, 3, 2, 1), " A. " Track (4, 3, 2, 1), " A, " Captain (1), Rifle Sharp- shooter, Pistol Marksman. H. .AM straddles the class very much after the fashion of the man in the ancient wheeze that illustrates the point of imminent slip; he has one foot among the stars — in sci- ences; and the other amongst the anchors — in languages. He has the looks to play Don Juan — were such a thing either natural or necessary, but he blushes. Sh, awful thought! How hor- rible to contemplate! Then, too, he smokes a pipe, and can blow beautiful smoke rings, the kind that linger almost as long as the aroma. He hankers for life on the open road, a life, high, wide, and handsome, so if some sweet femme doesn ' t carry him off before he gets his wings — his diary will sell among the best after the next war. Cadet Players (2), Remount Sq ud (2, 1), Rif.e AUrksinaii. Pistol Sharpshooter. )N HAMMACK Bkickstone, Virsinj. JOHN WESLEY HAMMOND Ehr nlh Dishicl. Illinois _) £ often hears of the Army fight, of the spirit of the offensive, that fighting spirit which never admits defeat but comes on and on with splendid sportsmanship. After watch- ing Hammack ' s work for four years on athletic held and wrestling mat, we realize the full and true significance of these terms. In years to come the Corps of today will remember him as a man always having a word of greeting for everyone, aKvays considerate and levelheaded — a man re- spected not by his class alone, but respected by the Corps for his ability and his modesty. His record speaks for itself. Corporal (2), Serjeant (1), Lie itenaiil (1), Fool- ball (4, 3, 2, 1), " J " Lcu-rosse (4, 3, 1), Track (2, 1), Member U. S. Olympic Wrestling Team. 1928. Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1), Captain (1), Minor " A. " Indoor Meet (4, 3), Athletic Representative. Hop Manager (3, 2, 1), Senior Hop Manager (1), Ring and Seal Committee. Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman. J ack ' s four years at West Point have given liim little peace. Membership m three of the second battalion ' s companies has almost made of him a wanderer. Yet unlike the pro- erbial rolling stone he has gathered moss in the form of a great number of friends. He has proved an ideal companion, for he readily adapts his mood to that of his associates. He plays the game and in so doing finds a hap- piness of his own. Jack delights in all forms of activity. Always his acts are those of a soldier, working hard and playing hard, yet he is never averse to a few minutes with the old red comforter. His brusk, emphatic manner of talking seems meant for the giving of commands. We know that Jack will get things done wherever he goes and whatever the circumstances. Sergeant (I), Cm Chih. Rifle Marksman. Pistol E.Xpert. H O i I A S W i; S 1 HA M M O N D , Thnteuilh DL-tnct. Illinois Elizabeth, Illinois JR. JAMES PERCY HANNIGAN Eighth Dislrkt, Calijornia Springfield, Massachusetts 1 To .OM is a leader and a worker. The rec- ord of his West Point days discloses many dis- tinguishing traits and diversified tastes. His likes and dislikes are readily discovered, for he sel- dom hesitates to make known his decisions. Much of his ability to attack situations and arrive at an early solution is due to his study of the world ' s great military leaders. He should find no difficulty in writing monographs on most any phase of the wars of history. Such energy is certain to be rewarded, yet he considers it all part of his training, and still manages to attend the hops and other recrea- tional activities on the post. In the dim future when our paths cross again, we hope to find that Tom ' s courage, ambition, and hard work have placed him very close to the top of his profession. Corporal (2), Lie ileiuiit (1), Capta niing (4), Pistol Marisi hiii. (l),5.v Xou can ' t beat a smile and a greeting of friendliness. These, with the ease of a Riche- lieu and the grace of a Don Juan, are Jim ' s en- tree to society. His earnest efl ort, hard work, versatility and sincere regard for others are the stepping stones in his chosen avenue to the " Front Line. " As a plebe Jim drove several first sections in the academic parade. His pent-up spirit, however, drove him to a broader field, and we find him tackling a pigskin in the role of manager. Jim was always on the ball, but the huddle system wasn ' t his game. In the same role, but this time in the cauliflower profession, he won himself a berth. His ability as a fight promoter is second to none. May he add to the Army ' s fortunes. Corporal (2), Lietiteiiaiit (1), Assistant Manager Football (5), Manager Boxing (3, 2, 1), Humor Edi- tor, Howitzer (1), Pointer (4, 3, 2, 1), H»mor Edi- tor (1), Hundredth Night Show (4, 3, 2, 1), Stage Director (1), F irlo Banquet Committee. Cheer Leader (2) , Pistol Marksman, Rifle Marksman. JAMES GORDON HARDING Eleienth Dnhnl. Cjlijoniu Santa Ana. Calitnini.i PAUL DONAL HARKINS Mj,. jc }nietts KMwnal Guard lamaica Plain, Massachusetts " T T Vj N-LOAD. " Wh-a-mmm. " " Sir, Number One gun has fired one round! " That one attempt and failure cost the Coast Artillery at least one anti-aircraft enthusiast. It all happened ' neath a sunny sky in old Vir- ginia. Ask any K Co man about it — about either the sun or the target practice on a real plane at Fort Monroe. Gordon hails from the far Southwest. Eight wives have found it hard to stretch their elastic imaginations to cover all this Native Son ' s wild tales. Yet wild though those tales may have been, however impossible or extravagant, the statements therein may appear, a little subduing a little seasoning of time — and the tales that were told by Gordon Harding are those that linger ever after in the memory of his auditors. Rifle iMarksnuvi. JIjNDOWed with qualities of character not unlike those of great men who have gone before, with high deeds and with worthy am- bitions, Paul has the means by which the most true and lasting success may be assured. True courage of action and thought, and a never di- minishing appreciation of honor make his char- acter outstanding. Outspoken and frank in his opinions, he has most acute discrimination be- tween right and wrong. Particular in the choice of friends, he can be judged by the com- pany he keeps. We have seen his splendid out- standing playing at polo, we have watched him with admiration as he swung squarely at the ball, and made goal after goal for Army, we have appreciated him for tiie man himself. Corl orjl (2), Color Sergeant (1), Polo (4, 3, 2, 1), C dptJiii (1), Hockey (4, 3), Caiiip llh mhialwii Comiiiitlee (3), Barrel of Goienmn ( 1 ), Rijle Sharp- shooter. Pistol Expert. r . ROY EUGENE HATTAN Fml Dislyict. Colorjda Denver, Colorado EVERETT CLIFTON HAY DEN United Sutes Army NX ' est Bndgewater, Massachusetts Whi:RHV1!r you find " the caissons go rolling along " there, too, will you find Gene. A convert to the Field long ago, he now stands ready to serve that branch with the efiiciency that is characteristic of his every endeavor. Modest and sincere he has gleaned the richest reward the Academy has to offer — manliness. That he is a helpful friend and a good com- panion is our fixed opinion. It is a sad fact, but he has weakened and seems doomed to a non- riotous future. Nevertheless, memories linger on, and when our short time is through we merel y part a true friendship that can never be breached. Coipoial (2),Lie ileiiAnt (1). OiTTEN by the radio bug, Everett has made himself the master of all the coils, tubes, screws, and gadjets that make up the apparatus of modern signal communication, and that but confuse the layman with their complications. Before entering the Academy, he learned some- thing of the army from the inside, and also gained much technical knowledge, the manifes- tation of which quite overwhelmed us in the summer days when the sergeant gave us " Dit- da-a-a-h. A " (and confused us thereby immea- surably). By nature and training, skillful with tools; and able to use his hands as well as his head, he will take with him into the Service an ability along practical lines that will be of great value. Sergeant (1), AniNieiiieul Committee (2). II HAROLD GEORGE HAYES Sixth Dm, HI. P, ,!,! )!, jui., Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania T„ .HIS lovable Irishman hails from Penn- sylvania ' s smokiest city. Ordinarily Gorum is the most docile of humans, yet there are mo- ments when his forefathers rise on their hind legs and show themselves via his activities. It is then that he creates a bit of smoke all his own, and we rather predict a sad fate for any blundering buzz-saw that might wander his way on such occasions. You guessed it; he is on our boxing team. Gorum is cheerful, clever, and carefree. He works for the pleasure that he receives, and usually manages to find some way of getting things done. His first blind drag bent the scales at one hundred eighty, so he easily slipped into the category of qualified truck drivers. He is a confirmed addict to brassies, bunkers, and bo- gies. May his bark sail straight down the fair- way. Boxing (3, 2), Sunday School Teacher Catholic Chapel (3, 2), Rijle Marksman. GEORGE RODOLPHUS HAYS. JR. S.c,;iJ Di tuct. AiLinwii Xcwport, Arkansas To .o most of us Arkansas is a dim, dis- tant, foreign region; peopled with tobacco- chewing Abe Martins, and the incongruities of Bill Nye and other kings of the platform and pulpit. How then this debonair son of the wastes? George came to West Point with the sophisti- cation of a college man and the wit of a satyr. His three rather tumultuous years at Vanderbilt have been matched by the four spent at the Mili- tary Academy. His name will always awaken in his classmates memories of non-reg escapades and blase remarks. Wherever that grin and that corn-colored thatch were seen, fun or trouble were brewing for someone. Inevitably a snake, his appearances at Cullum were frequent. Sergeant (1), Assistant Football Manager (2), Football Manager (1). 100th Night Shoir (3, 2, 1 ) , Dialectic Society Vice Piesident (1), Coloi Lines (4, 3, 1), Election Committee (3, 2, 1). Camp Illumina- tion Committee (1), Choii (4, 3, 2, 1) Rifle Marks- man. Pistol Maiksman. ERNEST FRED HEIDLAND Senj oihil. AM s sis sip pi St. Louis, Missouri iLACKBURN HEMPSTEAD lUnleJ SlJ e, Army Startle. W.ishington D, ' EADBEATING IS a science, an art, an accomplishment. Heidland is a finished expo- nent of this accomplishment; moreover, he is a very likeable chap, the kind one likes to have around. He is a victim of inertia, one of those rare individuals who remain unconcerned under all of Fortune ' s vicissitudes, who has as much use for chevrons as has a duck for hoofs, who knows with all the depths of feeling which it is possible to grant a man, that the Kaydet who enjoys best the life at West Point is the First Class buck. Unperturbed he lets life flow by, and remains safe in the security of his position. D, ' URING our plebe year B Go ' s class of ' 29 lacked something. We never realized it until Ed came bouncing into our midst, a gift from ' 28. True, we had Bozo McKee who could speak eloquently on nothing but he could not be heard outside the room. Enter Ed Hempstead. Everyone knew that he was there. Lacking some eloquence, he made up the deficiency in volume. His plan of attack was brutal in the extreme. Did some unsuspecting classmate ac- quire a week ' s supply of boodle? In five minutes Ed would come driving through the door, lay down a word barrage, and consume everything edible while the victim protested weakly. Everything about Ed is built on large lines but his heart is largest of all. He is as free with his own boodle as he is with other people ' s. If you need help, go and see Ed. He will let his own work slide and will bend every effort to assist you. rjist Sergeaul ( I ) , Lie lite lumt ( 1 ) . ■f r Lake a warm May afternoon, when the air is soft and the sun shines brightly; take a baseball diamond, well drained and in prime condition; take two good baseball teams, a group of vociferous spectators, and enough small boys to line up the bats and to get under- foot. You will then have almost all the requi- sites of a perfect day, yet one feature may be lacking. It is essential that one of those base- ball teams have a good pitcher. That is " Gus " Herndon ' s place in the picture. Quiet, capable, soft-spoken, it takes a baseball game to bring out the man. To show him at his best. For it is then that we sec revealed all the qualities that make us glad to count him among our friends. Sergeant (1), B seb.tll (3, 2, 1), Rifle Marksman. Pistol Marks VI an. RAYMOND LESLIE HILL United Stales Army Oakland, California o. ' uT of the West came a gray-eyed young dreamer. Visions of deserts turned to gardens and homes lay always before him. Yet this golden-haired youth with the soul of an artist laid aside his reverie and adopted the pro- fession of arms, for centuries of militant fore- fathers made clear the way. Ray is respected by everyone as a superior intellectual with unlimited resources of energy. Fortunately he possesses a marked modesty which makes of him an ideal companion, hinu- merable activities have kept him working for the welfare of the class and West Point. Ray ' s future lies with the work of the Corps of Engineers. May he find success and happiness as he steadily blazes a trail of construct ' on in the Service. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2). Captaui (1). Lieutenant (1), Football (4), Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1). Monogram (1), Ri e (2, 1), Minor " A. " Stars (4. 3, 2), Indoor Rifle (1), Executive Officer (1), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Glee Club (2), Howitzer (1), 100th Night (1), Rifle Expert. Pistol Sharpshooter. ■ i OHN LYFORD HORNOR, JR ■ District. Aikiin.K Helena, Arkansas OSEPH HORRIDGE C lilt, J St.,t, Army Marshall, Texas J IFE would indeed be ideal to Jack if he were permitted to ride from morning until night. We know, however, that the time spent on the remount squad is not taken up entirely in riding his hobby, for rumor states that there have been moments when he was forced to dis- mount rather hastily and fight on foot. No one has ever charged Jack with being exactly an engineer. Yet his name escaped the lists of the famed immortals at each term ' s end. He believes that life was meant to be lived — not to be spent in useless worry over trifles. Jack has been a sincere and loyal friend to all who knew him. He has lent a sympathetic ear to our trials and woes, and has even dragged the chaperon to save the girl friend ' s visit from destruction. Here is to well-merited success in the future, mounted or otherwise. Cinporal (2), Servejijt (1), Reiiio iiil Sijtiad (2, 1), Gyiukhaiia (2), Indoor Meet (3), Pistol Mirks- Opeak, if you have something to say, but if you haven ' t, keep still — this in brief is the attitude Joe takes concerning loquacity. He is the type which does a great deal and has little to say about it. A gift to us from the Army, he merged naturally and easily into the life of the class of ' 29. " A " Co especially feels that they were fortunate in having him as a vital and integral part of the company. A dreamer at times, perhaps, but at others he is the opposite and displays unusual initiative and capabilities. For files, either academic or military, he has no especial craving, but in the more practical activities he may always be seen conducting himself in a manner worthy of dis- tinction. Today we are proud to have him with us. Years from now we shall be equally glad to see him again. Rifle Marksman. CtiJ k :, l3t JOHN COLEMAN H O R T O N Se«aror,jl. FUnuLi Torrington. Wyomin.i; w„ HEN we met Johnny the first day ol Beast Barracks, we were impressed witli three traits of character; his earnest devotion to duty, his shyness and his determination to make good. Since that memorable first day we have watched the gradual disappearance of his shy- ness and the strengthening of the other two. His ability was recognized early by both the Tacs. and others and he became first corporal, then sergeant, then Bat. sergeant-major, and finally lieutenant. We have lived with Johnny for four years and have never had grounds or desire for a divorce. Our four years together have been so pleasant that the parting in June will be like losing a brother. Our best wishes go with him and we hope to meet him soon agam. Cor pom! (2), Supply Sergeant (I) , Sergeant-Major (1), Uenteiiant (1), Football (4), Indoor Meet (3), Remount Squad (2, 1), Pistol Marksman. RANDOLPH BOLLING HLBARD pi li l.idelphia. Pennsylvania A, .LTHOUGH " Handy " likes to grumble and apparently thinks that the world frowns slightly upon him, yet beneath this exterior of simulated discontent there is a deep apprecia- tion of the true values of life, for at West Point, as at no other place, one can realize this. A man who, when he sets his mind on a goal, will stop at no obstacle to attain his object, is cer- tain to achieve success. And when he does this with a staunch consistency, a sincerity of effort, and a seriousness of purpose, he has already partially achieved his goal. We are confident that " Handy " will make an officer who will lead his men with the same consistency that he has manifested during his stay at the Military Academy. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), Boxing (4, 3, 2, 1). r.l CLAYTON EARL HUGHES Third District, Oregon Hood River, Oregon IJLuGHES will always be remembered by us for his staunch and admirable character- istics. His willingness to assist others in their work, his keen interest in all activities of West Point life, and his pleasant, cheerful personality have all helped to earn for Earl the enviable position he has gained in the eyes of his class- mates. A love for sport is manifested in Earl ' s ac- tivities. He has been a great defensive back on our Polo team and often has saved the day by his brilliant playing. And his accomplishments do not cease on the athletic field, for his con- tributions to the Po ' iitef indicate latent literary talent. The high ideals which pervade the character of this man stamp him as a leader; one in whom we can ahvays place our confidence, and whom we are glad to claim as our own. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Regimental Sripply Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1), Fencing (4), Polo (3, 2, 1), Pointer (4, 2), R jie Sharps hooter. Pistol Sharpshooter. HAROLD QUISKEY HUGLIN SenMor,al. loua Fairfield, Iowa Whisky " came to us from Iowa with a supply of energy which, though he has ex- pended freely, he still maintains. The inevi- table result of his every activity and they are many and varied, has been success — not partial success but success complete. The enviable status which he has gained in the eyes of our class is through his absolute willingness to as- sist others in whatever problem may confront them, his cheerful personality and his staunch loyalty to his associates. In his classes he has shown interest as well as aptitude, while as a member of the hockey team his work has al- ways brought nothing but the most favorable of comments. As an officer " Whisky ' s " role can hardly be anything but a major part. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1), Hockey (4, 3, 2, 1), Football (3), Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman. J% . CHARLES NEWTON HUNTER Thnl)- ecoiiil Dislricr. Sew York Oneida, New York He .OOT mon, sure Newt has won the gray of the Corps with distinction, yet, we hope sometime to see him in wee kilts, and to hear him dreamily squeeze the bagpipe for our bene- fit. His ruddy countenance, slightly tilted nose, sandy hair, and twinkling blue eyes carry an appeal that can pass unnoticed by no mortal lass. Fortunately for us, Newt ' s forefathers failed to transmit to him their most famous trait. His helpful generosity would do credit to even the Good Samaritan. Newt is a precious bundle of wit and humor, with more than his share of common sense and good fellowship. He is the type that one enjoys to have around and whom you daily learn to appreciate more and more. These characteris- tics are certain to gain him the best in life wher- ever he goes. Seigeatit (1), Poo hall (4), Siiii ni iiit (3, 2), Re- moiiiit Squad (1), G in Cbih (1), R ' 4e AUrksman. CARL HENRY JARK fourth District. Nebraska Beatrice, Nebraska T, .INV is the Kaydet who is always pointed out by the officers to every visiting celebrity. He is too big even for the flanker " M " Company which he drives. A good scout with a ready comeback for everyone and every- thing, he can be hard-boiled when he thinks the occasion demands. Luckily for the rest of us poor mortals, he is unfailingly goodnatured. For this we return thanks, for who fails to re- call the cracked panels in the doors of " M " Co. rooms which have suffered from his blows. Carl is one of those rare track men who can both run and throw the weights. In the discus he lias few equals. o x can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times that he has been defeated in that event in the five years th.u he has represented the Academy. Acting Corporal (.3 ), Corporal (2), Captain (1), Football (4), Indoor Meet (4, 3, 3 ), Tug-of-War Champions. Track (4, 3, 3 , 2, 1), Monogram (4), " A " (3, 3 , 2, 1), Track Record. Discus Throti. Cross Country (3), Rijle Marksman. Pistol Sharp. shooter. - i ' .. ROBERT CAMPBELL JOHNSON Second Diurict. Rhode Island Edgewood, Rhode Island CARL ROEMER JONES L ' n, td States Ann) M.inh.utan Beach. Cahfornia i lE goes his own way; calm, unper- turbed, and self-assured. There is a certain glow of well-being about him, which endears him to the hearts of his close friends, and inspires the respect of acquaintances. Among his talents is the ability to make an apt reply or a well-put remark, which invariably evokes a gale of laughter. Those who have heard his voice raised in song in the showers, or other appropriate places, have been favored indeed, for this is another gift which the generous gods have be- stowed upon him. Here is also a loyal and considerate friend and a pleasant and jovial companion. Further- more, he is a man of delicate taste and keen sensibilities, and a genuine appreciation for the finer things of life. W, old that the problem of maintaining signal communication between units during war time is hardly a game for the kiddies. Fortunately there are men like Jones who are willing to undertake such tasks of re- sponsibility. Oftentimes in the past while the rest of us were at CuUum or the movies, he in- dustriously hammered away on his telegrapli key as he prepared himself for Yale. Another strange source of recreation for him is Integral Calculus. We wonder how anyone can entertain himself with such a monster, yet we admire " Jonesie ' s " mastery of the subject. His cerebral exercises could not fail to bear results. Yearling writs were made less terrify- ing by his coaching and advisory class. The con- tinuance of such methods is certain to gain " Jonesie " an interesting future as one of Uncle Sam ' s valued instructors. Corpoial (2), Lieiileuaiit (1). STANLEY WALKER JONES Thirl, enlh District. New Y„,i Brooklyn, New York JOHN WARREN JO YES, JR. Thin District. Cdilornu Washington. D. C. JlLvERVBODV knows Stan. He may be classed as one of those who enjoy dragging on a rainy afternoon — but there ' s a reason. Indus- trious and steadfast of purpose, yet he was in- different enough to get the most out of his four years here. Like a true son of Flatbush, he is phased by nothing. He is always ready to take any side on anything from the handball court and boxing mat of the gym to an old-fashioned " red com- forter, " debate on philosophy or politics. In fact most of the political questions and elections of the day are decided in Room 1621. He has left a reminder of each of his years: plebe year — his trip into the river with his clothes on and his stock joke on Sunday night; yearling year — poet laureate of the l6th division; as a second class- man — the cry of " heel down, Mr. Jones, " in the riding hall; and first class year — the making of nine demos and no more everv month. SergeaiU (1), Imloov Meel (3). Chon (4, 3, 2, 1), Glee Club (2), Pistol Sharpshootei: Xo say that Jack is a typical this or a typical that would be very erroneous, for he is a character separate and distinct — a personality entirely different from anyone we know. To see him around the Company one would say he is lazy, but to see him in the boxing ring the ver- dict is: a man of dynamic energy, one who goes after his opponent with such force that success is the inevitable outcome of the encounter. A natural tighter, he has been a mainstay for trie boxing team for four years. For chevrons or for stars Jack has never strived but this worries him not at all. He would rather turn his energies to the outdoors, perhaps to swimmmg, perhaps to tennis and more likely to lacrosse. With an unexceeded generosity of heart, a demeanor so affable that you cannot help but like him, Jack stands out as one of those whom we are proud to have in our class. Ucrosse (4, 3, 2, 1), Boxing (4, 3, 2, I), Pistol Sharpshooter. JOHN CHRISTOPHER JUDGE, Seienth D,Mr,ct. ! tu Y-yt New York, New Y,.rk w. E remember Judge as a tall, fair young man with a well developed chest and slender waist-line, a man who put his all into everything he entered, one who could play tennis with the best and still win, and who boxed with the fighting spirit we all admire. When he was around there radiated the spirit of cheerfulness which only a true Irishman can radiate, the kind which makes you laugh and feel happy in spite of yourself. In the more serious pursuits of life he was equally compe- tent, having an excellent record in his classes both literary and technical. Industrious and de- termined, well liked by all his classmates, he shall always hold a prominent place in the trea- sure house of our memory. Coloy Line (4), Bax iig Sqiutd (4), Christmas Mde (4). WILLIAM ERNEST KARNES F,nl D,a,ul. Kentucky Paducah, Kentucky J ucy " helped make the tenth division unsafe territory during yearling year. Light globes, heads, and window panes cracked be- fore the onslaughts of our indoor football. Thus long winter months soon led to spring. The charms of the unfair sex have never made much impression upon his heart. " Lucy " has been neither lazy nor indifferent, but he be- lieved that Saturday nights were meant for bridge, and Sunday afternoons for baseball. He believes that his capricious guidon teaches him enough of fickle ways. His love for a good yarn or grind prevents the years from placing their imprint upon his brow. For the same reason academics have not worried him unnecessarily. " Lucy ' s " hopes are bound up in the Air Corps and the Cavalry — Air because he likes it, and Cavalry because of the friendship which he formed with Doc, his Pegasus remount. Remount Sqidul. R fle ALiiks ttjn. Pistol Maiksuiaii. l-Rli: MA N Kl ARN Y Ihnd D: trnt. l,,:,j Dubuque, Iowa L oc ' s " nimble wit and friendly smile iiave won the respect and admiration of all who know him. His magnetic personality has brought him a host of friends, both at the Acad- emy and elsewhere. He has the rare ability to win modestly and to lose gracefully. His solu- tion to controversies is usually correct, for he visualizes all sides of an argument before de- livering judgment. He is the perfect goat, model of 1929. " Doc " brings up the rear because he does not care to labor on uninteresting subjects that can be con- sidered important by others. He prefers to in- vestigate nature and its beings as he finds them, for a life of adventure always outweighs one of fame. Wit, personality, and tact seldom fall to- gether on one man, yet " Doc " shows us that such a feat is possible. May his gifts bring him great things in the coming days. Fnolball (4, 3, 2). Tenms (4), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), GEORGE ELDRIDGE KEELER, JR. ■ ) Dislnct. Connecticut Szw C.in.uin. Connecticut Wh HEN George blev in on that mem- orable day, July 1, 1925, there was a mingled look of apprehension and consternation on his countenance, brought on, perhaps, by the severe mien of the " Beast Detail, " but with the pass- ing of time this changed, and today we see a young man with all the poise of the successful lawyer. The questions he is wont to ask in the section room have ever been a source of laughter to those who hear, because, though said ques- tions are perfectly logical, they always pertain to some subject a thousand miles removed from the discussion at hand. From this and many other affable characteristics you may easily con- ceive of George as a typical Connecticut Yankee, one who does, as a rule, what he likes and usually gets what he wants. Captain of the golf team his first class year, he has for three years been the mainstay of a sport which is just be- ginning to get a foothold in Academy athletics. Corporal {2), Sergeant (l),Golj (4, 3, 2) , Captahi (1), IQOth Night (3, 1). DONALD JOHN K i: First DiMncl. Color jJu Denver, Colorado Xhere was a man in olden time named Diogenes, who spent his time in sleeping in a tub, in philosophizing, and in searching for an honest man. We think Diogenes would have been a poor kaydet, for early morning reveille does not conduce to expertness in sleep- ing in tubs. Philosophizing is still a la mode, but although the power trust prevents as far as possible the burning of lights by day, there are still straightforward honest men. Here is one such. Always willing to help a friend, to share a soiree, to congratulate in time of tri- umph, to condole without condescension in moments of despair; he furnishes by the force of his personality the inspiration that has aided many a classmate in his struggle against be- setting difficulties. At a time when congratula- tions are never more sincerely given, we pause to extend one more, to wish the best of success in life. Fishing Club. Rifle Aiarksman. DALE JOEL KINNEE Eighth District. Oklaljom., Woodward, Oklahoma D. ' ale has three hobbies, the study of war, the study of the sea, and that execrable study of the art of " hopping. " On his desk may always be found several books on strategy or tactics which the library has disgorged. The study of these brought him to West Point, not general education, for he already had a degree from Oklahoma University. Things nautical fascinate him. He buys vile records of the sea, hitches his trousers fore and aft, and lustily sings wild snatches of chanties popular when Drake and Raleigh combed the Spanish Main. Rumor has it that but for religious scruples the ffoor of 263-1 would have a daily " holy stoning. " And then that habit of " hopping " — even the hardiest among us fear the heavy hand he flails lustily about on the slightest provocation. Praise be, it ' s all in good fellowship. One of the keen- est files we ' ll ever know. Dale is of the best. Sergeant (1). Ucivsse (4, 3, 2, 1). m ELMER ELSWORTH KIRKPATRICK, f - Dislrn-r. Oklahomj Oklahoma City. Oklahoma JR. ' K. irk " comes from Oklalioma, and, being a breezy Westerner of the very best kind, he immediately became well known and well liked by his classmates. " Here comes Kirk, let ' s get up a game! " would cause an afternoon ' s free hours pass in no time. Although high up in academics, Kirk does not believe in sacrificing for tenths the finer values of life, and for him a good book or a rubber of bridge holds an at- traction hard to resist. He is always the best of company, with a charm of manner that attracts and holds friends; perhaps that is why he has been called the original " snake " of the Corps. Lacrosse ( A), Rifle Sharpshooter. WILLIAM TREMLETT KIRN Tenth Diitact. Mrnoia, St. Louis. Missouri Omiling " is one man who has never had a pet gripe, for he refuses to let anything bother him. He takes one step beyond a well- known adage and proves himself a true friend, even when the need is not present. Boodle, ad- vice, help, and comradeship are given with equal grace. He is so brimming with enthusiasm that the day is still going strong when taps comes around. While barracks are quiet, fiction is boned, or letters are written. When he tires of such activities, we are invited to join in some form of roughhouse, but our advanced age de- mands sleep when the day is done. Evidently his work in track, wrestling, and soccer has pro- duced admirable qualities for sleepless mara- thons. " Smiling " is such a welcome addition to any group of funlovers that we rarlier envy his new associates of the Service. Corporal (2), Sergeant. Track ( i, 5), Wrestling (4), Rifle Marksman. Pistol Marksman. :- HENRY LLOYD KNIGHT Third Dhtrict, Arkmsai Eureka Springs, Arkansas A, .RKANSAS, famed for its political orators, sends to us one who can recite " change the name of Arkansas " with more fervor than the author himself. A student of law and poli- tics, he attaches a legal meaning to all actions. He aspires to the Judge Advocate ' s Department — our best wishes go with him. Henry realizes the value of activities and has formed life-long friendships at the usual round- table discussions. The Area, also, has occupied some of his time. Indifferent in love, yet love is not indifferent with him, for more than his just share has fallen his way. We hope that the Service will again bring us into contact with his jolly, considerate nature. SergeiUit (1), Rifle Marksman. ROBERT MAURICE KRAFT First District, Imlnvia Es ' ansville, Indiana OOME four years ago a dark-haired, de- termined-looking youth cast discretion to the winds and passed through the sally port. Then ensued a year of comparative seclusion in which Doby became a walking insignia of the order of chinless wonders. A few illusions were shat- tered, but all scores became even at Recognition. The privilege of knowing Doby is a certain cure for despondency. Unexpected pranks, really humorous grinds, and tales of his last fateful week-end keep us all on tiptoe. His frankness makes him always ready to express his opinions, but condemnation and criticism are slow in ap- pearing. Doby finds keen joy in taking a chance. His sporting instincts, combined with forceful am- bitions in the right direction, point to his fol- lowing the wing and propeller. May he fly long and far with no time out for forced landings. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Basketball (4), Polo (3), R ' jle Marksman, Pistol Marksman. m WALTER ELMER KRAUS ThnJ Dnirnf. P.Hii ylrjnu Phil.idelplii.1, Pennsylvania WILLIAM KRAUTHOFF TirJilb District. Illinois Rockford, Illinois T„ .HE guy that ordered this epitaph said to make it 250 words long — and serious. Impossible! Elmer can ' t stay serious that long himself. " A ' P.D. ' and proud of it, " goes a long way in describing him, and if you couple that to the fact that he ' s also one of our class ' bouncing baby boys, possessed of a peachbloom complexion, a head of blond hair, and a wide smile, you may begin to realize that Elmer ' s share of the usual Kaydet razzing must have been copious. His athletic prowess being confined mainly to the floor of Cullum, he was forced to seek other fields for distinction. He has tried every- thing from the Choir to manual labor on Hun- dredth Night shows. Both a " Goat " and an " Engineer, " his circle of friendships thus ex- tends throughout the class. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1), Choir (4, 3), 100th Night (2, 1), Camp Illumination Com- mittee (1), Pointer (3), Rifle Marksman. Pistol Marksman. J SIGN much seen in the marts of trade reads, " This is my busy day. " Every day in Roy ' s life is a busy one. He himself is the epitome of activity extending into every phase of cadet life. His industry is truly remarkable, his talent for organization is unique. His energy has been devoted to the efficient management, not only of the Howitzer, but also of Lacrosse, and his intense interest in these activities has contributed to their success. Spoony, thorough, consistently steady, he has gained a worth- while position in the eyes of his classmates. Corporal (2) , First Sergeant (1), B siness Manager Howitzer (1), 100th Night (4, 3, 2, 1), Assistant Manager of Lacrosse (3, 2), Manager (1), Pointer (4), Rifle Marksman. CHARLES RANDOLPH KUTZ Cincinnati, Oliio JOSEPH JENNINGS LADD Thirteenth District, Ohio Bowling Green, Ohio A, .N old Indian brave once said, " A man ' s character is determined by his ambitions. " When Kutz was a plebe he went out for swim- ming. His ambition was to be as good a swim- mer as a seal. He had partially reached this goal when his ambition was succeeded by a new and greater ambition. This new ambition was to acquire the grace of Apollo, the strength of Tarzan, the poise of Discobolus. The means of fulfilling the ambition was the bars and rings of the gymnasium. This second ambition is still in force, and has shown appreciable results, but latterly it has had to share its place with a still more recent ambition, which continues to grow. About a year from graduation, Kutz hopes to receive his wings and become an adroit chauf- feur of Uncle Sam ' s air corps. Siih ti tiitg (4), Gyiiiiiastitiii (2, 1), A.B. J OE is Scotch by reason of descent only, for generosity is one of his notable attributes. When friends feel blue, he freely dispenses from his great store of song. Results appear within a few moments — sometimes far too few, for the singer speedily departs immediately after his patient regains activity. A brand of humor more arid than the Sahara forces chuckles from tliose of us who can understand the obscure, but to others his " bon mots " are shrouded in mystery. An open-eyed energy causes Joe to defy old man Hard Knocks. For several years he has done his share of combat on the football field, and s ince plebe year he has managed to struggle along on one feed hop per month. His moral code is high, but he will willingly overlook dis- crepancies in others. May we never lose con- tact with this congenial friend of friends. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), First Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1), Football (4, 1), Track (4), Engineer, Football (2), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1). JOHN JAMES La PPAGE Seiulurul. Al.iLim., Birjningliam, Alabama EDMUND C Tl ' itJ Disliic R. LASHER M ' is } igti n Albion, New York im: prime requisite of a good otificer is confidence in himself. Jack lias tlnat confi- dence. He is a quiet man with an air of nobility. He is neat and punctilious, and has an admirable record for discipline. He represents a pleasant blend of the serious and frivolous types, with a liking for hops surpassed only by a liking for machinery. Turn the conversation to cars, auto- mobile trips, or racing and Jack is sublimely happy. He worships the shade of the inventor of modern transportation, while at the same time he is a devotee of the graceful art of rid- ing. He has a high sense of duty as regards au- thority, is reticent as a rule, and does not care for argumentation. Few, if any, can boast of the excellent discipline record which Jack has re- ceived during the past few years. It is an accom- plishment of which anyone should be justly proud. Corporal (2), Lieiileihvil (1), Sniiniier Camp Baseball (3), Camp lllum ' matinn (3), Hundredth Night (2, 1), r-ishiug Club (1), Rijh Marksman. JiLd usually may be found doing what the well-dominated Kaydet dares not do. He honors regulations more in the breach than in the observance. However, do not gain the im- pression that this trait originates from some in- herent evil tendency. It is rather the expression of a personality which is forever daring to do the unusual. His is by no means a forced indif- ference to existing conditions of law and order. We believe that this extremely likeable friend is merely supersaturated with a desire to be in or near trouble. He likes to play with fire, so he drags invariably when possible, but after all, due to certain things, such as " cons, " these times are not so numerous as he might hope. Remount Squad (1), Ri ' e Marksman. rP WILLIAM JAMES LATIMER Fijth District. li " f( - ' nRinia Anacostia, Virginia B, ILL is the type of man that swims tlirough the flood, races before the forest fire, and eventually rescues the heroine — in the movie. Curly hair and blue eyes give high lights to the picture, and countermine the fortifications of feminine conceit. The foundations to Bill ' s temper were placed on bed rock. No calamity or flood of duties can change his dignified manner, but moments of fun soon show us that he is still much of a boy after all. He admits that Blackstone ' s maxims arc written in Greek, but still he refuses to swear when weekly grades from the Law De- partment do their worst. Bill combines the qualities of a soldier, an athlete, and a gentleman. May his future con- tain every merited success tliat fortune may bring his way. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), Captain (1), Gymnasium (4, 3), Wrestling (2, 1 ) , Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman. GEORGE ARTHUR LINCOLN Seventh District. Muhi an Harbor Beach, Michigan JVJLy strength is the strength of ten, because my heart is pure, " is a quotation that describes Lincoln very well. Strength and inno- cence go hand in hand, and both apply equally well to our " Abe. " By innocence we do not mean ignorance, no, far from it, for at each graduation parade we see " Abe " march to the front and receive two bright stars. However, " Abe " is not selfish with his knowledge, for many a " goat " would have gone slowly down the hill, with a heart heavily loaded, but for " Abe ' s " untiring help. " Abe " is always cheer- ful and ready to lend a helping hand. These traits have won him a place in our hearts for- ever, and we all predict that another engineer like Lee or Goethals has gone from our place on the Hudson to make the world a better place to live in. Corporal (2), Captain (1), Lacrosse (3, 2), Honor Committee, Cadet Flayers, 100th Night (3, 2, 1), Stars (4, 3, 2), Engineer Tea?:; (2), Rifle Marksman. Pistol Marksman. Rhodes Scholarship. JUL! AN BROS r i: R I Washington, D. C. NORRIS SLINGLUFF LONGAKER, Twenty-second District, Pennsyh ' ania Harrisburg, Pennsylvania JTamous for being the most expensive Kaydet in tlie Corps, in that for six years he has refused to leave West Point — that is, for any length of time — a veteran who remembers the old Bolshevik days of K Co., an Army child with definite leanings toward the branch in which he was raised — that is " Jupe. " You may try to beat him at polo, and you will fail, you may try to beat him at bridge, and you will fail; he fights to the last tenth! Clever in conver- sation, charming in manner, " Jupe " made him- self not only well known but also well liked by the entire class. A " poopshcet " in one hand, a pencil in the other, and cracking wise to the man sitting next to him, gives in brief a picture of this versatile child of the Army. Corporal (3), Basketball (6), Swii iiiihig (5, 4), Lacrosse (5,4), Polo (5, 4, 3, 2, 1), Indoor Meet (5, 4, 3), Numerals, A.B., 100th Night (4), Rifle Sharp- shooter, Pistol Sharpshooter. Nc ORRIE is one of those fortunate chaps that likes to go places and do things. His pleasant disposition and " savoir faire " invite all of us to join him in the adventure of the hour. We have always found him a true friend and loyal comrade under all circumstances en- countered in our everchanging life. Many of West Point ' s experiences and privi- leges have fallen to his share, but turn out writs and an unavoidable loss of part of furlough have yet to bring a single gray hair. Horses are much more important than worries, after all. Norrie has followed almost everything out- side of the academic curriculum, consequently he understands the art of going deficient. If the Air Corps is denied him, he is certain to con- tinue his search for pleasure and life in the Queen of the Service, the Doughboys. Sergeant (I), Remount Squad (2, 1), Cadet Players. A.B.. Hop Manager (4), Pistol Marksman. ROBERT MOFFATT LOSEY Fourth Diitricl. New jersey Trenton, New Jersey Wh HEN Signer Marconi developed the science of wireless telegraphy he started a re- markable development, a development that had results far greater than anyone could anticipate. We doubt if he fully appreciated the results that Vk-ould follow the introduction of his marvelous invention. Least of all could he anticipate the havoc that radio would work in the Corps of Cadets. For Robert Losey has, with others, been purveyor of radio sets to the tactical department for so long that the memory of man runneth not to the contrary. We thus see in him a fine disre- gard for useless restrictions, a spirit not easily rebuffed, a wide interest in science. Bob carries with him into the Service not only these quali- ties, but as well a love of sport that has made him an authority on football and golf, an as- sortment of hobbies and accomplishments, and an aspiration for the Air Corps. Sergeant (1), Polo (3, 2), Remount Sq nU (1), Bugle Notes, Assistant Editor (2), Editor (1), A.B. HI LAWRENCE t,i; } h Dntrni, Missutn, Alameda, California JJob ' s crowning glory is his hair. It is the type that challenges one ' s imagination. A man possessed with such a head covering should be able to do most anything, and this time its owner is just that sort of individual. Strangely enough. Bob first impressed us as a calm, unruffled, young man who asked little of life as he smilingly wandered along its paths. Now we have seen him on the rifle range when rain poured on the sights. One bitterly cold Thanksgiving we witnessed him courageously tackle them low for the glory of the goats. Red hair does come in handy. Those of us who have been near Bob at a football game, around mail call or even upon the completion of a descrip writ, know how really enthusiastic and jubilant he can become. May no future event cause him to change his in- terest in life. Sergeant (1), Rifie Tea hall (2), Rijle Expert. (4, 3, 2, 1), Goat Foot- JOHN RAYMOND LOVELL Unittd S Mts Arm) Wilmington. Delaware D E X T i: R MARVIN L O W R Y . J R SeiiMorU, Florida Tallahassee. Florida A. LTHOUGH Joe hails trom one ot the smallest states in the Union, he is by no means a " short " man. He has hurdled the Academic harrier with ease. What Joe excels in is Ath- letics. As a plebe he was on the " C " football squad, yearling year he moved up to the " A " squad, and was doing good work when he was forced to quit on account of injuries. He has been a contributing factor to the lacrosse team his whole four years. The Field Artillery is the branch that Joe has picked, which is certainly fitting for a man of his intelligence. Since he is a staunch supporter of a high standard of discipline and military efficiency he is sure to establish himself in this branch of the Service as he has done here. To have known Joe has been a pleasure; we all wish him success and happiness in his career. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Football (4, 3, 2, 1), Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1), Basketball (3, 1), SuiiJay School Teacher. Catholic Chapel (3, 2, 1). X F ever there was a man who loved to build castles in Spain, Dexter is he. For castle building signifies imagination and Dexter has to his credit at least one great and outstanding accomplishment — his imagination. For he once dragged two femmes to the same hop and did it so that neither knew about the other. But Dexter considers that his chief accomplishment is poker, yet at that he is not nearly as good as he thinks he is. He is rather better as a con- versationalist, in fact, in talking he is " Windy " Miller ' s only rival. It is rumored that he ' d rather talk than eat, especially along the lines of politics and history in which subjects he is remarkably well read and thoroughly versed. His knowledge is accurate and his facts are pertinent. To hear him argue is a delight. We have always wanted to hear him explain a de- linquency. If anyone should succeed along these lines, it is Dexter. Sergeant (1), Football (4, 3), R ' fie Marksman. -rO :. CHARLES ARMSTRONG LYNCH Senatorial, New Mexico Washington, D. C. JVJ.ORAL courage has been variously defined but it required " B-Food " to give the climatic interpretation of the phrase. " Moral courage, " says Charlie, " is courage under moral circumstances. " Possibly it is, and who shall deny it, especially when the great " B-Food " has spoken. For Charlie has been the village cut-up of our rockbound Highland home, the life of many a party. He wears no halo, but rather is suffused with the light that always shines on a celebrity such as he. He has cheered the goats to victory, he has cheered the Corps on the football field, and he has been cheered as with white gloves he strove on other fields of battle. Courage is a great thing but a bit hard to define. However when a definition like the great " B-Food ' s " comes to the fore who can withhold a chuckle? To have known Charlie has been one of the compensations that makes West Point interesting and worthwhile. Football (4), Cheer Leader (2, 1), Hop Manager (3), Rifle Marksman. FRANCIS HOBDY LYNCH Second District. New Hampshire Washington, D. C. JT ' rannie ' s " modest reserve is of the type that femmes term cute, but few of them have seen this shifting man at work in the box- ing ring. People who have never heard his peals of laughter have missed one of life ' s pleasures. The cares of the day do not rest long on " Frannie ' s " shoulders. An hour or two spent in pitching curves, in back of barracks or tossing goals into the basket serves to blow away all gray clouds in his sky. Saturday nights are re- served for Cullum and its balcony. Frannie is a true gentleman of highest ideals. His sympathy and humor have made many friends who hope that his energy will carry him far toward the goal of success. Wrestling (4), Boxing (2), Machine Gun Expert. w ' - ' (!![ GEORGE EDWARD A!-Ltrgc Washington, D. C. !- -M THOMAS RICHARD LYNCH £ ,(; .; ; Distrn-t. Mississippi Jackson, Mississippi VJeorge belongs to that fastidious coterie of individuals who, besides being army children, are able to refer negligently to the nation ' s capital as their podunk. Like others of the tribe, he has the debonair manner, the suave charm which the unfair sex finds so irresistible. This, together with his Irish good looks and tall, athletic figure, makes him the envied of men and the despair of all femmes who know him. For generally he remains aloof and dis- dains the cheap triumph of keen-filing. His worst enemy is himself, and his chief fault the tendency toward laziness. He has infinite capa- bilities, both mental and physical, and shines upon the tennis court, where he plays a stellar game. His humor and wit are unfailing, being the natural heritage of a true son of Erin. He has, to carry with him in the Service, a host of friends who will hold him in pleasant remem- brance. Tenuis (4. 3, 2, 1). w. E have in Tommy a gay Lothario whose technique would arouse the envy of a Don Juan. He has a way with the women — which means that ultimately he has his way. That is his predominant characteristic. He has still other accomplishments to his credit. He plays Santa Claus for the plebes, keeps Army ' s opponents from circling left end, and chases firecrackers on the Fourth of July with incom- parable ability. Tommy possesses all of the " Its " of good fellowship. His character is a rare combination of cheerfulness, geniality, and courtesy. His magnetic personality offers attraction to men as well as women. Wherever he may go, what- ever he may do. Tommy will always have a host of friends interested in his welfare. Sergeant (l). Football (4, 3, 2, I), " A. " Track (2), R fie Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter. NELSON MARQUIS LYNDE, JR Senatorial, Colorado Trinidad, Colorado GEORGE FRANCIS McANENY Fourleenth District, New York Fanwood, New Jersey o. ' f course you are a Pointer reader, and you admire the cartoons and drawings that make up so important a part of that magazine. Here is the man who has contributed largely to the make-up of the Pointer as a successful publication. " Nellie " Lyndc has a natural talent for drawing, and he has improved his natural aptitude by training so that he has a unique and distinctive style, that proclaims him as thor- oughly as Bertillon fingerprints. Nor is he un- generous with his talents, but shares the results of his work with the many who come to admire and to praise. Diminutive in size but large of heart, Nellie will always proclaim himself by a smile so in- fectious and congenial that those around un- consciously fall into the same blithesome spirit. Sergeant (1), Pointer (4, 3, 2, 1), Art Editor (1), Ring and Seal Committee (3, 2, 1), Rijie Sharp- shooter. Pistol Marksman. 1 T was four long years ago at the tender age of seventeen that young " Mac " entered our jovial throng. His outstanding characteristic has been his ever-ready cheerfulness and willing- ness to forget and forgive what is past. He has always been an ardent backer of all Army sports and it is in this field that his greatest interest lies. George has been on an Army team all four years at the Academy; it is spirit like his that keeps sports at West Point up to a high standard. He has had the unique distinction of making out poop sheets in Frog and Spic for the hiviest Engineers. At the same time he main- tains a voluminous correspondence that prom- ises to give him a distmction as great as that of Samuel Pepys. Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1), Lacrosse (3). :lt JOHN FLOYD McCARTNEY Twenty- fifth District. Illinois Mount Vernon, Illinois CHARLES BLAKE McCLELLAND, JR. Ninth District. Tennessee Covington, Tennessee M, .AC loves to sing. He proves to the world that one need not be a giant to have a deep voice. He also likes to act, but so far he has not combined the two arts. In the first Hun- dredth Night Show he was one of the wooden soldiers, but of course such beings are dumb. In the second one he was the ghost of a mur- dered boy, and for once the specter did not speak. Few men have utilized their spare time to better advantage. As verse editor of the Poniter. Mac can always find lots to do. His most inter- esting hours are spent in sketching. We believe that his masterpiece was accomplished the day in Beast Barracks that he drew down eighteen letters. If graduation fails to bring him the en- gineers, he will find his fun in the future by drawing caissons. Corporal (2), Supply Sergeant (1), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), moth Night (4, 2, 1), Pointer (3, 2, 1), Rijie Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter. A RARE combination of brilliance and indifference, " Mac " stands but as one, the most distinctly individual man in the class. He has a love for things that are literary and a knack for learning complex data and intricate equa- tions. Those who possess these very opposite attributes are indeed few, and since scarcity creates demand " Mac ' s " room has always been a haven of refuge for the goat in English as well as the goat in Math. Coming from far down in Tennessee he has the innate love of the Southerner for adventure, pleasure or battle. It matters not which, this young man puts his all into the task or the game at hand and invariably comes forth with the wreath of success on his brow. Outspoken and forceful, with the courage of his own convictions " Mac " will always be held in high esteem by those who know him. Fishing Club ( 1 ) , R ? Marksman. A ■ JERALD WORDEN McCOY Fijth District, lowu Marslialltown, Iowa WILLIAM LEWIS McCULLA Elerenth District, Iowa Cherokee, Iowa Vtta Boy, McCoy! " If one character- istic can be said to be predominate in this corn- fed Iowa product it is en thusiasm. Certainly that is a vital quality in the make-up of a soldier, and " J rry " is just that. Coming to West Point with a military background he quickly jumped into the harness and started plodding toward the ultimate goal of his chosen military career. He most certainly will not be out of place in the Army. He works hard — but not too hard and is truly an out and out go-getter — if any- thing is needed, be it trivial or great, just men- tion it and, presto, there it is! All of which makes him a handy man to have around and as generous a soul as one can find. He is just the sort of man that one would choose for a part- ner in a dangerous venture, for he is courageous and trustworthy. Sergeant (1), 100th Night (2), Rem on til Squad (2, 1), Rjfle Expert, Pistol Marksman. While Mac was a plebe he gained the distinction of always doing the right thing, but unfortunately the time chosen for its execu- tion was usually the wrong one. Now he seeks seclusion from his gaucheries by attacking a pile of licorice drops. It is possible, however, that he is merely seeking a metamorphosis in his blond locks. Winter afternoons find Mac struggling with some unfortunate on the wrestling mat. Each spring he makes the cinders fly from the cinder path and one year he led the " F " Company runts to championship on the " intermurder " gridiron. We wonder who can take his place. A serious, hard-working plebe has developed into a cheerful, deep-voiced man who has proved himself a worthy representative of the " corn-fed " state. May the former " goat " con- tinue toward the highest pinnacles of the Ser- vice. Football (4), Track (3), Wrestlitig (4, 1). WARREN CECIL McDERMID SenMoiU. Washinglon Billings, Montana JLf we were looking for someone to perform a really responsible task, we wouldn ' t have to look far. Warren is close at hand. Sin- cerity is his chief characteristic with thorough- ness, honesty, and system as supporting pillars. His direct manner would probably disconcert you at first, but not for long. You would soon be attracted by his open frankness and his humble willingness to learn. It would take longer, however, to unearth the fact that he has the soul of a poet. He works hard, because deep within him he feels that he is supposed to. But he is adverse to seeing others working hard over ground which he has found to be un- productive. This admirable trait has worked to our advantage upon noble occasions. For a keen companion in worthwhile enterprises, his equal is hard to find. Football (3, 2, 1), Lacrosse (3), Wrestling (2, 1). Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Cadet Players, Rifle Marksman. Pistol Expert. s BENTON Mcdonald Tbiul District. MvyLmd Washinetcin, D. C. JVLac " is a product of " Shad ' s " and like others from that well-known institution he flared brilliantly forth his first year in aca- demics, but with the passing of the months he decided that the old " red comforter " held much more lure than did the deductions of divers and sundry formulas so rampant in his Math books. ' Withal, however, he has successfully combatted the ravages of an academic depart- ment famous for the number of casualties they have inflicted on the field of battle. Though he lias a temper he also has the direct antithesis, a remarkably good sense of humor and the ability to smile when things look darkest. Indifierent at times, it is true, but in those activities in iiich he indulges he forgets the indiiiference and enters with zeal and a de- sire to accomplish. Maryland has just right to be proud of him and we have no doubt but that she will hear more about " Mac " in the future. Sergeant (1), Lacrosse (3), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman. JOHN MARTIN McKEAGUE Ninth District. Massachmetts Everett, Massachusetts Ihe test for a New Englander is not merely a matter of geography, nor is it merely a matter of pronunciation and accent. Rather is It a matter of both, for upon the pronunciation of a geographical name depends the sure means of determination. In those good old days when plebes were plebes and Massachusetts was Re- publican, a decent pronunciation of Bar Harbor could be heard in the halls of " E " Co. ' s bar- racks. It was a pronunciation with no nasality, no flat a, but in pure Bostonese. That was but the first of many awakenings to the upper classes through this man from Boston, who now, with plebedom far in the background, at the completion of an eventful career at the Academy, still retains the accent of his native haunts, and goes forth to show to a wondering world how they do things in Boston. Sergeant (1), Rifle ALtrko ian. ILLIAM FULTON Mc Ninth D strict. Virginia Saltville KEE Virgi Virginia A, .N irresistible smile, a magnetic per- sonality, an appropriate remark for every occa- sion — that ' s Bozo. Endowed with that rare ten- dency to observe life ' s peculiar twists and turns with a shrug and a grin, his thoughts never dwell upon the hazards that the future might offer. Rather does he enjoy to the utmost the happenings of the moment, from classroom trials to ballroom triumphs, from incarceration in the hospital to the freedom of week-end leaves. Moreover, he likes to go without cuffs, not so much from the comfort he himself gains as from the effect of this unconventionality on others. A manner which is charming, a disposi- tion which is persuasive, and a personality which is convincing enter into the total of this fascinating make-up. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Furlo Banquet Com- mittee (3), Election Committee (3, 2, 1), Chairman (2, 1). Hoicitzer Board, Sports Editor (1), 100th Night (3), Fishing Club (1), Machine Gun Marks- inu5®»jrrnf5l ANDREW McKEEFE, JR. Fifth Dhtria. New York Brooklyn, New York HENRY RAY McKENZIE r .v.r Nalioiul Guard Denton, Texas JVLac Stands for the principles that won the West from the Redskins. When he knows he is right, he fearlessly forges ahead with full determination to complete his task in the proper manner. Consequences to himself are disregarded when his work is for the wel- fare of his friends. Plebe year made little impression upon Mac ' s ideas of study. However, the next year caused him to sit up and take notice of the existence of our Academic Boards. Since then he has had more interest in his subjects; yet no studying after taps has ever been necessary. We are grateful for having him for a class- mate. Stags at CuUum appreciate his kind act of introducing many comely femmes to West Point. This is merely a single example of the consideration that he has always shown us. May he continue to serve his associates long after graduation. Seigeaiil (1), Lieiileiiant (1), Football (4). IVLac was born in the little Texas town of Hamilton. He found hmiself in high school in Denton, Texas, later attending col- lege for three years. It was while in college that One of the Sisters twisted his thread and he awoke to find himself a plebe at West Point. His chief hobbies while here have been music, literature, golf, and tennis. His rank in English and discipline have somewhat compen- sated for his difficulties in mathematics. Along with the rest of the Class of 1929 McKenzie will go into the Army full of hopes and am- bitions, perhaps to make his first years of duty in foreign service. One can only hope for the best luck to follow Mac into his chosen profes- sion. Cor I ral (2), First Serge ant (1), Choir (4, 3, isenient Couimittee. Dialectic Society. m W EDWARD J A M H S M c N A L L Y Second Diai:cl. Mjtyh ' nd Towson, Maryland iVJ-Ac " is a man well suited to the lite he is to follow. During his four years here he has never lost his temper and has therefore been able to accept circumstances in the best possible way. This mental balance coupled with his sense of justice and quick wit should go far towards making him a success. As a companion on the march, in barracks or in the classroom, he is always welcome, and often in the darkest mo- ments, amusing. The " goats " have known him as well as the " engineers " and he has accepted both distinguished extremes with a calm philos- ophy worthy of an oriental. When one is desirous of good advice or cool judgment " Mac " is ready with either — pro- vided one looks him up. When one is in need of an accomplished conversationalist and diplo- mat for the entertainment of a " blind drag, " " Mac " is ready — provided one looks him up. " Mac " is ever ready to take a chance and ac- cepts the results uncomplainingly. Corporal (2), SergeMil (1), Foolbjll (i), A.B.. JOSEPH ALLEN McNERNEY Mituitsola National Gum it St. Paul Park, Minnesota A, .s one of the I Co. legion, Mac started Kaydet life a true-blue goat. However, he proved to be very fast; and though naturally quiet, speaking only when there is something worth while to say, there was something about him that drew men to him — not to mention the women! Last year Mac stepped out to win the cross- country title for " I " Co. by taking second in the finals, and followed this triumph by entering track in the spring. In the Navy meet Mac came to the glory of his running career by winning the most thrilling race of the day in the 440- yard run — winning an A and a Star. His classmates will remember his cheerful smile, his quiet ways, and his general ability to carry through what he sets his mind and heart on. Football (4), Track (4, 2, 1), " A ' (2), Inlra- mural Basketball Champions (4), Intramural Cross- country Champions (2), Rijle Sharpshooter. Pistol Marksman. i 1 RALPH ROBERT MACE Elereiith Diitricl. Ohio Chillicothe, Ohio " W hat! Weren ' t you found, Mr. Macer ' " To a person familiar witii the history of the Class of ' 29 that is a queer-sounding question, to say the least, for to see Lefty Mace in the same section with star men has not been an un- usual thing of recent years. But strange as it may seem, this question was asked. For Lefty came to West Point on a " dog-ticket " and hadn ' t seen a text-book since he finished high school some four years before that time. But right then he started on his upward path, and we happen to know of at least one of his " wives " that used to help him as a plebe who has often sought him out in recent years to learn the whys and wherefores of some elusive proposition. A stern soldier, a sincere friend, a worthy classmate — the Field Artillery will gain an- other creditable officer. Corporal (2), Sergeant (I), Baseball (i, 2), R}fle Miirksmaii. Pistol Marksman. HUGH MACKINTOSH, JR Third Di strut, Massachusetts P.ilmer, Massachusetts iVJ-AC " thoroughly enjoys life. Middle academic sections provide a barricade against the attacks of the terrible tenth, yet they also offer a hurdle that discourages forays against the forces of the three-oh. Rainy afternoons furnish ideal hours for the correspondence that always trails behind schedule. The favorite safety valve for his energy is located on the handball courts where several fast sets can in- spire subsequent delightful hours on the red comforter. " Mac " proved himself a red-headed Scot on the Popolopen hikes, for he demonstrated the fact that the mere assignment as a lieutenant could not prevent his carrying a pack with the rest. We wonder whether furlough banquet was ever immortalized in any of the sketches that often accompany his letters. His cheerful philos- ophy will make the life of a Doughboy officer ideal. Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1) Rifle Marksman. , wmmm --„. JAMES LEE MAJORS Senatorial. Louisiana Shreveport, Louisiana Ij-HRE he is — look him over closely — a marvelous specimen that will bear observa- tion. Need but one guess be given to tell that he hails from Louisiana? Hardly! ! Jimmie is a typical representative of that state and above all one real man. He manages to stand well up in his class despite all his numerous activities, does not hesitate to step into society, is good natured, industrious, and more or less " hivy " — these traits may well combine to produce a most suc- cessful army officer. We are assured that Jimmie ' s future has a lot in store for him if he displays the same per- severance throughout life that he has shown at the Military Academy. He has his heart set on aviation; he is " hivy " enough for it; his stamina will get him there and his pluck will carry him through. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1), Pointer (4, 3, 2, 1), Hundredth Night (3, 2, 1), Ki e Marksman. JAMES JOSEPH MATHEWS Second District, California Fort Jones, California Th Salamanders, guardians of the western gates, drowsed — and unchallenged Marco strode forth from the habitat of Native Sons and found the rising sun of the East. Salamanders are, however, vengeful, unforgiv- ing creatures with untold powers in the spirit world — and the habits acquired under an in- dolent sun are not easily shed. So. Marco joined the Class of ' 29- Polo ' s sublime ability as a raconteur has made him famed throughout the Corps — another star in " I " Co. ' s crown. En- thralled, we have listened for hours to his tales. A great rider from the first, Jimmy won himself a place on the polo team as easily as he won our hearts. Always the gambler. Marco is taking air without — without life in- surance. May h is take-offs be graceful, his flights successful; and when he taxies up the St. Peter may he crash the gate but not the crate. Acting Corporal (3), Pirst Sergeant (1), Polo (4, 3, 2, 1), Boxing (-4), Horse Show (3, 2), Fish- ing Club (1), Rifle Marksman. Pistol Marksman. WILLIAM E R W I N M A U L S B Y , JR. Seventh District. Iowa Des Moines, Iowa SAMUEL EDWIN MAYS, JR. First District. Florida Plant City, Florida B, •ill Maulsby likes West Point dur- ing the Christmas holidays. We mean he likes it a lot more then than he does the rest of the time. For Bill has been our star boarder here for quite a period, and should be well qualified to know all the ins and outs. The rest of us usually go away at Ch ristmas and usually leave Bill. He has thus a thorough knowledge of West Point, and the fact that he says that West Point is better during the Christmas holi- days should be authoritative to those of us who have lacked the opportunity to find out for our- selves. We like Bill, he doesn ' t bother us, can talk interestingly and intelligently, and is worth knowing. One can cage the king of the area birds, but one can ' t destroy his spirit. Sergeant (1), Gymnasi tm Team, Manager (3, 1), Pointer (3, 2), Houitzer (2), A.B. J BLARE of music, a hearty cheer, and our Ed, our " local youth, " was on his way to Uncle Sam ' s " great war-training center! " What an epoch-making event this! Plant City ' s own son off to become a soldier! The old smile remained, but those sweltering days of Beast Barracks withered it slightly, and it was with relief that Ed entered the Academic year in September. The relief was short-lived; Never, since 1802, has such a terrific battle been waged! By sheer grit and plugging the hounds were beaten oft ' plebe year, only to return with un- abated fury at September ' s reappearance. Cheer- fulness under such conditions seems well-nigh impossible, yet the broad grin that lightened our plebe days has remained to help us over the last few bumps. Sergeant {l),Fuo Ul (4), Goat Football (2), Honor Representative (3), Hiindreth Night (2), Ki e Marksman. RANK DOW M i; R R 1 L L United Stales Army Amesbury, Massachusetts PHILIP WILLIAM MERRILL Ninth District. Wisconsin Green Bay, Wisconsin V rank ' s life has been a talc of con- struction. Grades and commissions m the Marines, the Army, and the gendarmie of Haiti have taken him from Boston to the Canal Zone. Tasks have not always been easy — he holds a special order of commendation from his Di- vision Commander for displaying unusual in- itiative and energy in performing engineering work under adverse conditions. Naturally, engineering is his hobby. Profes- sional papers and ruling pens displace the novels and " red comforters. " 100th Nights and summer camp entertainments have provided ex- cellent outlets for his studies in strains and stresses. Fortunately Frank ' s recent rise from the guardians of the bearded blearer has not endangered his freedom from all cares, but it has not increased his interest in femmes. Corporal (2), r-iisl Seri e.uit (1), Lieutenaut (1), Hundredth Night (4. 3, 2, 1), Rijie (4, 3, 2, 1), Rijle Expert. Pistol Expert. L Eli Wee, like many others, did not appear on our rolls until August of our plebe year, as a result of his first encounter with the Mathematics Departm ent. This early defeat did not discourage him though, and for fifteen months he longed for revenge. It finally came with yearling Christmas. Upon being recalled from leave by Colonel Echols, " Pee Wee " won fame and popularity by being one of the few who finally won over Descriptive Geometry and Analyt. We refuse to make predictions as to Pee Wee ' s future, for it is ever changing. First of all, his goal was to be a lawyer, then a poli- tician, and last a soldier. Even this is slightly uncertain, as suggested by his own words, " I always listen to the ladies. " H iiidreth Night (1), Cadet Players (1), Renwniit Sc tud (1), Gt ii Cl tb (1), Pistol Shaipshooter. ROBERT GEORGE HENRY MEYER Nnilh Dis rnt, Illi,i„n Chicago, Illinois Irish " has made playmates of chem- istry and electricity. Our course in these sub- jects at the Academy caused his brain not a wrinkle — rather it suggested additional star- tling and novel manners of employing them some day in the future. Many afternoons were spent at Ordnance lab. in the manufacture of precise instruments from rough pieces of steel. Although " Irish " finds little time to write letters, for one month, at least, he received more mail than any other member of the Corps. Pros- pects of an imminent laundry establishment abruptly terminated the mysterious shower of parcels. Golf claims most of the pleasant after- noons, for his phenomenal drives across the plain soon gained our coach ' s admiration. All that " Irish " tackles is done well, yet his natural modesty forces his friends to " press agent " his exploits. However, his really inter- esting yarns will remain in the class to the end. Ordnance Lihoia oiy (1). E R A N K L I N PIERCE MILLER R oJe l Lnid Nal ' ioiul Guard Pl.imlield, New Jersey ■W IND " has enough self-confidence to tackle any project under the sun. Furthermore things are done well or not at all. Literature forms the sum and substance of his ambitions. Free hours are passed in preparation of poems and yarns for authors of action magazines. De- cisions respecting the fortunes of his characters are made with such rapidity that his typewriter seldom obtains its rest until most of us have gone to bed. He defends either side of a controversy for the mere fun of arguing. The results of his brilliant mind are not confined to the Corps, for the positions of literary editor and composer of book reviews for the Pointer influence the ccnstructive thought of others. " Windy " con- siders a horse and the woods of New FnglanJ ideal companions, for neither interrupts nor criticizes his philosophy. We eagerly await his future book on life in the Field Artillery. SergeMl (1), Howttzev (2), Pointer, Literary Ell I tor (2. 1), WHITSIDE MILLER Sixth Dislrict. Loiiiihina Washington, D. C. GEORGE VAN MILLETT, JR. ¥i]lh Dhlnct, Missouri Kansas City, Missouri Xt takes a hearty seaman to swing onto the ship ' s anchor, and that is child ' s play com- pared to the death clinch necessary to hang onto the old class anchor. That was Maxey ' s teat of yearling year of a thousand perils. Since then he has been steadily ascending the ladder of files and the academic powers long since admitted their defeat. Maxey ' s plebe year was rather trying, what with academics, upper classmen, and other un- avoidable evils. But he found time to make the swimming team, and for four years he has been one of the mainstays of the tank squad. We do not believe that Maxey will ever have that deep appreciation for Shakespeare which the plebe English Department sought to instill in him so unsuccessfully. He came to us with a military heritage, a sol- dier ' s ambition, a grit and perseverence that refused to be conquered, and a knack of win- ning friends among his classmates. Sergeai? (1), Sir iiniiing (4, 3, 2, 1 ) . X ' OUND in two subjects. Boy, they sure are out to get me. " Yes, Zip has just returned from another writ. But regardless of his pessi- mistic chant, Zip is still with us and has only been turned out four or five times. Second Class Thanksgiving found him one of the mainstays of a victorious " Goat " team. He has tried many of the fair sex, too, but after having received several very prettily engraved wedding announcements of favored ones, has decided that he is off " wimmen " for life. He can ' t fool us, though. His greatest ambition is to get his wings. Well, we wish you luck, Zip. Some other branch ' s loss will be the Air Service ' s gain, for he is a good man and a fine friend. Behind his veneer of indifference there are concealed all the requisites of an able leader and a fine sol- dier. Goat roothall (2), Rifle MarksiiiM. ' Ifcl f HERBERT MILWIT D j r V of Columbia K., w„.,l Gn.nJ Washington, D. C. JOHN GRESHAM MINNIECE, JR S,,iMo iJ. Mnuxipp, Meridian, Mississippi jrT.ERBiE asks much of life and receives it. He cheerfully looks forward to each day ' s adventures. Gray skies fade before his good humor, and tasks are quickly accomplished. Concentration on his studies permits him to re- main an engineer with little time spent over his books. He obeys the code of the true sportsman. He loves the companionship of his friends and loses or wins with equal grace. Herbie excels on the rifle range, for to him it is an old story. The sacred trigger squeeze is kept intact through the winter months by happy hours at indoor tennis and " garboon " lacrosse. During all of second class year Herbie suc- cessfully eluded the delinquency list. He is a man ' s man, consequently, indififcrent material for the charms of the unfair sex. Corpoial (2), Ueiileiiaiit (1), Rijle (-1, 3. 2), Captain (1), ' Vf (2), Htaulredth A ' ,!; ; (2, 1), Rifle Expert. PiUol Mjrksiuji,. J OE came to West Point well equipped to become one of Uncle Sam ' s most worthy nephews. His natural academic mind left him with sufficient time to mdulge in his favorite indoor sports. In that held he still is without an equal. He has been called a Scotchman, bur his acts belie that distinction, for Joe ' s true friends know that he is generous to a fault. Then, too, who ever heard of a Scotchman that was deeply interested in horses? Joe has been an ideal companion, for he never worried over trifles and was always ready to do his share of any task. We hope that his love for horses will lead him to select the Cavalry. Joe joins the Service with a keen mind guided by high ideals and the will to uphold them in any crisis. CoypoiM (2) , Sergeant {I) , Remount Stjuad (2, 1), G ai CI lib ( 1 ) , Rife Marksman, Pistol Marksman. Whi;n " Monty " first joined us he was obliged to pay his way. Now he has gained years and wisdom. He chose to enter the upper section of the class in academics, for somehow writs held no appeal. Fortunately midnight oil was never necessary, so he devoted his spare time to the interesting fields of science. Sports of all seasons provided a means of forgetting for a few hours the rules of the slip stick and colored chalk. " Monty ' s " cheery na- ture made him an ideal team partner during contests, and he played with all his soul the role of a true soldier. " Monty ' s " choice of branch has never been in doubt, for he is an Army child from the Air Corps. The charm of his quiet manner and easy smile have won for him the friendship and best wishes of everyone. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1), Soccer (4, 3, 2), Swimming (3), Wrestling (4, 2, 1), Minor " A, " Chess Club (4, 3, 2), Pistol Sharp- shooter, Rifle Sharpshooter. F PUTNAM MOODY At-Large W.ish;ngton, D. C. Inhxtinguishablh. " Wherever there is laughter or mischief, there you will find George Putnam with his bland and innocent smile. He is like unto a cork or the Salvation Army slogan. He is never down for long and like the fabled giant Antaeus, he comes up ten times refreshed. George began his military career under unfavorable auspices — in a runt company, but the kind hand of Fate intervened and transferred him to " D " Company — a fertile field for his talents. The Engineers lost an as- tute man when George elected himself enter- tainment committee and morale officer of the 15th Div., but the engineer ' s loss was the fif- teenth div ' s gain. Subtle, armed with a million- dollar smile, and full of enthusiasm, " The Little Corporal " aided much in helping us through those spells of gloom and depression. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Polo (3), Hundredth Night (4), Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter. 9 HOWARD MOORE Seienlcaith Dtitricl. T.x.n Llano, Texas PHINEAS KIMBALL MORRILL Str,iil j Diilnit. OkLihom.1 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma JT ' rom rhe " Lone Star " state we have acquired a true lover of horses and perhaps of women. As a man treats a horse, so he expresses his innermost nature; an asset to be proud of, for a friend of horses is always a worthy friend of man. Since coming to the Academy he has illus- trated those qualities which make a Texan like- able. Frankness tending toward friendly sar- casm is perhaps his outstanding characteristic, a characteristic expressing a clear, unfearing mind. His dependability was early recognized by the Tactical Department, and as a result his Cadet Store account paid the price of his glory. He has made a fine record as a Kaydet and the Engineer Corps or the Cavalry will gain a worthy officer, an officer possessing the qualifi- cations for success. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), Pistol (2, 1), Rifie Sharpshooter, Pistol Expert. JtIere is one of those rare, serene lives undisturbed by the chafing urge of indus- try. P. K. has always contrived to keep his tal- ents well concealed until he discovered a des- perate need for them, but once awakened to the proximity of dire calamity, his attainments are astounding. We have seen him sad, we have seen him jubilant; we have seen him sentimen- tal, we have seen him griped; but never have we seen him disagreeable. From Altus, away out in the Oklahoma hin- terland, he ' came to us. Yet despite his rustic nativity he was no blushing violet. We discov- ered in him a suave nonchalance, a cavalierlv sort of way that made us all like him. As a dinner-table orator when a plebe he was unsur- passed. Sundry feminine visitors have also marked these winning traits, and the lad ranks even Washington ' s portrait as an item of inter- est in CuUum Hall. Goat Vootball (2), Rijle Marksman. EUGENE LOUIS MOSELEY Honor School Rogerville, Missouri OoMEONE has defined a genius as one Iiaving an infinite capacity for detail. Gene siiould qualify, for not a single millimeter con- tour interval or bit of gravel in South Area has escaped his attention during his many individ- ual parades in gloves of white. Divers close calls with the Tactical Depart- ment have made him fearless to all ordinary terrors known to man. What an excellent source of training for a war-time commander. Yet Gene is also academically broadminded, for he gazed from both the turrets of the Engineers and the pastures of the Goats. We have all appreciated his musical ability, too, yet one " Moonlight Sonata " cost him two months. Gene has learned much of self-control and quick action from experiences on the lacrosse field, but his energetic philosophy of life comes from observation of the foibles of others. Corporal (2), A.B., Soccer (3, 2, 1 ) , Color Line, Glee Club. ILLIAM EDWARD M LI R P H Y , JR. Sei ' enth Dit nc . Ptiiinylranit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Irish, and proud of it. Yes, he is even more Irish than his name and face might indi- cate. Good looking, happy-go-lucky, debonair — he holds a prominent place not only in our daily life, but also in the activities that bring that life before the public eye. His splendid voice is always heard with enjoyment; by it and by his ability as an actor he has made more than one Hundredth Night a success, while his personality and ceaseless activity have made him more than a success. To be sure, he is a " goat. " But what more could one ask? Why deal with what is distasteful, when there is so much else, why study when you can sing? Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), S pply Sergean (1), Lieutenant (1), Soccer (1), Minor Sports " A. " Indoor Meet (4), Song Leader (1), Choir (4, 3, 2), Hundredth Night (4, 3, 1), Color Lines (3, 1), Ri e Marksman, Pistol Marksman. ■i BERT CRAWFORD MUSE Uuittd Shiles Army Wallowa, Oregon A MAN who is frank and sincere, a man who possesses a good analytical mind and who is always more than willing to help the less fortunate, a man who is complacent to the point of conceit, a man who is successful in everything he undertakes, and a man who con- ducts a personal reading course — studies be damned — is difficult to duplicate. Such is Bert, who came to us from the source which produces the best soldier — the ranks. That he was the youngest first sergeant in tlie regular army at the time of his appointment to the Academy, and his rank as a cadet officer speak sufficiently for his ability in tlie profession of arms. But Bert ' s ability is not single-tracked. His versatility in athletics is well known; he rose to his physical prowess in the boxing ring, where he gained tlie reputation of being the man witli the " iron jaw. " Corporal (2), CuplMH (1), Ke imeulal Adjiilaiil (1 ), Fonlball (4, 3, 2, 1), Boxing (4, 3, 2, 1), Minor " (. ■ Rifle Sharpshooter. Pistol Expert. EZEKIEL WIMBERLY Uniltci States Army Atlanta, Georgia JLvope " is cheerful and apparently happy. His laziness is proverbial, and of course to be expected, for he has the distinction of being one of the two remaining men in our class from Georgia. It seems that that state has been so blessed by Providence that its inhabitants need never work. If voting by proxy were per- mitted, one could express his political prefer- ences accurately and succinctly by placing an " X " in the straight Democratic circle. His fortunes at the Academy have wandered about considerable. " Dope " has forsaken the goats and his fellow bucks for the castles and chevrons. Periods approaching despondency have miraculously been displaced by hours of joy sprinkled with wit, whenever the necessary effort for such a metamorphosis appeared not too great. No upheaval of nature or calamity ot war can change his appreciation of life — to us he will always be dear " Dope. " Track (4), Gymnasium (4), Wrestling (2). WILLIAM LESTER NAV Tweiity-firs: DnIricI, Ohio o, ' ne occasionally finds an individual who seldom does anything according to the fixed standards observed by most of us. Ordi- narily his eccentric actions lead to some sad end. " Spike " is a radical of this type, but he somehow contrives to escape cleverly the fate due lesser men. We shall always remember " Spike ' s " self-con- fidence. We rather doubted his abilities when first we met him. Now we are surprised at nothing that he accomplishes. Six sports have welcomed his efforts. His success in calling sig- nals for Army ' s greatest football team has now become history. He carries away countless mem- ories of active hours at West Point. We know that " Spike ' s " ingenuity will make life pleasant wherever he goes. May his fore- sight and daring carry him through years of fruitful service in the defense of his country. Football (4, 3, 2, 1), " A. " Baseball (4), Lacrosse (3), Track (2), Boxing (4, 3), Catholic Choir (4, 3,2,1). JOHN SPENCER NESBITT At-Large Fori Leavenworth, Kansas Ihe training regulations have added sentence to sentence and piled chapter upon chapter in order to make clear the various move- ments and evolutions required to turn out a sol- dier. But the training regulations are dull some- times, and the process of producing a soldier by the book is difficult. Rather better is it to have a soldier who has been born with Army ideals, has lived in the Army atmosphere, who knows the Army thoroughly, and who loves the Army with a devotion almost fanatical. Here is such a man, who has a thorough knowledge not only of the regulations, but also of the officers and men that he will meet in the Service. His career has been active, his friendships have been numerous. The recognition of his sterling qualities has been general. He may once have gone to parade, leaving his sword at home, but he can hold parade rest as no other. Corporal (2), Captain and Regimental Supply Of- ficer (1), Fencing (4), Sunday School Teacher (4. 3, 2, 1), Rijle Marksman. Pistol Marksman. JOHN ALFRED NICHOLS Thnl)-tiUh Dntuit Puin l, m, , Pittbburi;h Pennsylvania ' N, ICK IS a P.D. from the smoky en- virons of Pittsburgh. He has developed into as good an actor as there is in the Corps. This natural talent also accounts for the melodious solos with which our visitors at Chapel are so entranced. Sunday may be a day of rest for the weary, but Nick does more on that day than on any two week days. Commencing with the hymns he literally pounds out the chimes, then to a trapshoot, and home to the inevitable eve- ning ' s study. And he is a snake, is Nick, as may be noticed any Sunday afternoon, when one sees a K-det come dashing ' cross the Plain after Assembly has sounded, the front door slam and a few seconds later — " Hey " — puff, pufT — " Nichols " — pufif — " here. " Ambitious, you say? He came here to be a soldier, but now he would an actor be. How- ever, the Coast will probably get him. Corporal (2), First Sergeant (1), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Hundredth Night (4, 3, 2, 1), Cadet Players (2,1). KENNETH DAVID NICHOLS Tw.nt - tcond Dntiicl. Ohio Cleveland, Ohio X. HERE is an old saying that no man is a hero to his valet, based, of course, on that older maxim that familiarity breeds contempt. This is probably true; it also applies to room- mates. But while KD is no Dr. Johnson to this Boswell, neither is he an object of contempt. In the first place, first because it has never failed to be our chief source of amazement and wonder, there is his unfailing good humor. No doubt he has a temper, but it is remarkably well-controlled. Reveille doesn ' t faze him; early morning melancholia doesn ' t alifect him. Closely coupled with good humor is the spirit of fair play, matching it point for point. He sweeps his half of the room, he shoulders his half of the load. Ken is wide-awake and alert and one of tlic best files we know. It ' s a pretty good combina- tion — good humor, fair play, and brains. Ken will use them all. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), Riiie Sharpshooler. Pistol Marksman, Stars (2, 1). ARTHUR KNIGHT N i Fourth Dntrnl. Arkuimas Texarkana, Arkansas V_yNE gray, dismal morning a hard- working tool-dresser on a Texan oil field de- cided that the execution of " Squads East " was far more interesting than sharpening drills. Sev- eral years of tin school were insufficiently ardu- ous to drive away all desires for a military career, so " Maxie " came up the Hudson to com- pute muzzle velocities and powder chamber pressures. He received a royal welcome. The Beast De- tail alternately laughed with and at him, and forgot some of the fine points of crawling when Maxie " swam to Newburgh. " Soon the Aca- demic Department started their little act, but he stole the props and juggled the tenths to such a nicety that he was always one or two ahead at the eighteenth hole. Sergeant (1), Football (4, i) , Goat Football (2), Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1), Indoor Meet (4), Camp Il- lumination (1), Hundredth Night (1), Color Line (1), Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman. SIDNEY ANDREW OFSTHUN FointI? District. Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota Why are we born to blush unseen and waste our fragrance? " Truly a philosopher is required to answer this question. Sid is such a philosopher, although his solution has never yet found expression. We are led to believe that possibly there is no solution. A spring afternoon and a baseball game con- stitute Sid ' s idea of an enjoyable way to pass time. He himself plays a neat game, as is evi- denced by his four years on the baseball squad. As an infielder he has proved a valuable man many times when stress was apparent. His knowledge of the game and ability to p ut over his knowledge to others should be an asset well worth having in the Army. From Sid ' s ex- pressed intentions he will go into the Air Ser- vice on graduation, where he hopes to see what is going on below as seen from above. Baseball (4, 3,2,1), Summer Camp Baseball Team. Rijle Sharpshooter. Pistol Marksman. JOHN JACKSON OHARA, JR. Second Districl. Tix.u Diboll. Texas JAMES ADOLPH OSTRAND, JR. Honor School Manila, P. I. Ihe blistering, boiling heat of August — summer camp — police call. Somewhere a cot ' s springs creak in protest. Down the street sways a figure — laden with two huge buckets — his soul still peaceful in slumber — eyes closed in sleep — " Ooh-Har-o " at the pump — with his two dear water buckets. An Irishman from Texas. From Texas ' great open spaces to New York ' s great open what-have-yous. Straight from the arms of the girl he left behind him into the doting arms of I Co. and thereafter into more arms than we can remember (fair, fetching arms they were, too) . One more of those I Co. bush- men shakes the Military Academy ' s dust from off his feet — and fares forth to make his for- tune — and with him go the hearts of his class- mates. Corporal (2), Supply Seri edut (1). J IM is a born soldier. Years ago he kicked the Philippine dust with his bare feet and dreamed of a roaming future with the col- ors. Eventually he reached West Point via Min- nesota and Shattuck. Now he avails himself of every opportunity to further his knowledge of military affairs. A gracious dignity has won Jim the friend- ship of all who know him. Efficient industry and a clear, alert brain have replaced many of the terrors of Academic life with a quiet con- fidence in his own mental abilities. Physical ac- tivities have received their attention, too, for he has become a master of the arms of war. We have been impressed with the pleasant demeanor of this blond, young man. There is small wonder that even his slip stick tries to be agreeable. Acting Corporal (5), Corporal (2), Liertleiiaiil (1), Battalion Aclj itant (1), Vencing (4. 3), Rip (2), Honor Committee (1), Rijle Expert. Pistol Expert. HARDING PALMER At-U,ge Washington, D. C. WILLIAM RICHARD PARIENT Indi.viJ NMioihil Guard Attica, Indiana JLi-iRiiE generations of Army officers watch over the career of " P- Willie. " Naturally he has piped boots and spurs since birth. An added love for horses explains why his hopes are centered in t he Cavalry, but a too liberal dose of prep school specking destroyed his in- terest in academics and chose the Doughboys. " P-Willie ' s " fate is the arts. Short-stories, poems, drawings, and songs have all met with increasing success as experience ripened. Prized above all of these brain children, however, is his collection of red seal records from the opera. The cosmopolitan existence of an Army child has shown him much of life ' s humor, but he has retained an appreciation for her more worth- while accomplishments. There is already one Medal of Honor in the family. May " P- Willie " add yet another to the laurels of the House of Palmer. Goat Football Team (2), Orchestra (3), Pointer (2), Color Line (3), A. B., Rifle Marksman, Pistol Shart shooter. although Dick loves to grumble and apparently thinks that the world is frown- ing slightly upon him, yet beneath all this ex- terior of simulated discontent there is a deep appreciation of the true values of life, for at West Point, as at no other place, can one realize this. A man who when he sets his mind on a goal will stop at no obstacle to attain his ob- ject is certain to achieve success. And when he does this with a staunch consistency, a sincerity of effort, and a seriousness of purpose, he has already partially achieved his goal. We are con- fident that Dick will make an officer who will lead his men with the same consistency that he has manifested during his stay at the Military Academy. HARLAN CLYDE PARKS Stxt j District. low.t Ottumwa, Iowa iriiSTORV leads us to believe that Genghis Khan was a mean hombre, with an insatiable thirst for plunder in new provinces. " How " Harlan is a gentlemanly Kaydet, al- ways searching for some novel situation in a new book. He is a member of all of the literary leagues and guilds, and holds raids on the li- brary merely as a secondary effort. Somehow the methods of Genghis seem crude. Sometime after Summer Camp it was de- cided that Harlan worked too hard at the posi- tion of " Top Kick. " Now he has more time for the excellent sports of basketball and track, and seems to appreciate the return to normalcy. Harlan ' s unfailing good humor and willing industry have given us a loyal classmate. His thorough competence has never been ques- tioned. Corporal (2), F r.ft Sergeant (1), A.B.. B.A.. Basketball (3, 2), Track (3, 2. 1), Mo7Wgrani. roolball (1). ! ! WAY LAND HENRY Fourth Diitncl. loiia Charles City, Iowa Ihe ardent reception tendered our class when it first entered almost thrust " Vals " from our midst. The old fortress seemed some- what less cheerful from the inside, and many of us decided that some mistake had been made. Fortunately " Vals " thought twice and remained for the rest of the fun. We have learned to understand and respect " Vals " for his cheerfulness and generosity. How surprised we were when first he played for us on the piano. Incidentally we do not read advertisements on music lessons. His clear voice has proved to be of great assistance to the bud- ding Glee Club. " Vals " hopes that his future will be found in the Air Corps. Evidently the experiences of the Virginia trip taught him much of the won- ders of flying. Our best wishes for his success in the Army accompany him into the Service. Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Glee Club (2). CALVIN LUTHER PARTIN Fnsi Diitncl. Kentucky Bardwell, Kentucky Yo .ou know that proverb about still waters which are also deep waters. Nothing describes Partin better. Here is one classmate whose opinion you may be sure is never biased and is really worthy; whose friendship, once given, remains through weal and woe. An en- gineer without effort; good dis record without boning and a girl back in Kentucky — there ' s your Partin. Midnight lights may burn in Par- tin ' s alcove, but they light the pages of the latest book of the month — that ' s a sum bet. The service gains a good man. Rifle Marks DIM. GEORGE WILLIAM PEAKE Mtssou,} National Guard Kansas City, Missouri i.RE you prepared for a talk on the accomplishments of the greatest military outfit that the country has ever seen? Drop everything you are doing — it is probably being done wrong — and learn how the pink of perfection is reached. For this man is the height of devotion to his organization, be it national guard out- fit, regular troops, or cadet company, and the organization in which he finds himself, ipso facto, becomes in his mind the best-drilled, best- disciplined military unit that existed from the earliest times. And all this is the result not of braggadoccio, but of splendid loyalty and con- stant application to the work in hand. This may be expensive if one ' s judgment is not borne out by events, but trust Peake to shape the events so as to bear out his judgment. F rs Serge.vit (1), Track (3, 2, 1), Manager (1), Rifle Marksi iait. Pistol Sharpshooter. zm: HOWARD lARL PEARSON i nnut„n, Di lUil. New Y ' nk Elizabeth, New Jersey iY, WRHSTLiiR of ability, a football ce nter of proven worth, fiardworking in every undertaking. His brilliant athletic ability dis- played in such splendid form during second- class year, was handicapped by illness during the following season. But in spite of this hard luck he has shown toward every adversity a spirit of cheerfulness that is characteristic. Nothing ever seems to worry him, he has a smile and a pleasant word for everyone he meets, and a gameness for everything. His work in academics as well as his performance in ath- letics has been thorough and consistent. No member of our class has a more firmly estab- lished hold on us. We regret the separation that must inevitably come to us at graduation, but know that as our paths cross in the future there will be no one whom we will meet with greater pleasure than Howard Pearson. Sergeant { ), Football (4, 3, 2, 1), " A, " Wres- tling (3, 2, 1), Indoor Meet (3), A.B., Rifle Marks- man. Pislol Marksii aii. DAVID MURAL PERKINS Thirl eenth Dnlint. Tex.is Wichita Falls, Texas J_ i;gend gives Texans unusual dex- terity in " gun slinging, " but we scoffed at their fabled reputation until Perk first showed us a few new maneuvers with a forty-five. Since that time the bark of his gifted " cannon " has been sweet music to the ears of the pistol squad. In spite of his pioneer ancestry and the early environment of stretching miles and outlaws. Perk sometimes steps forth as a mystic. Poetic outbursts wander into six-page letters, skies never turn gray, and after all the years she is still waiting. No scenes in the fiction that he reads can approach the dreams inspired by his red comforter. The Cavalry has a strong hold on this son of the Lone Star State. May he carry on the traditions of honor and courage so signally dis- played by the defenders of the Alamo. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Pistol ScjiutJ (4, 3, 2, 1), Color Line (3), Pislol Expert. Rijle Sharpshooter. ■■m- V ■■ ' i JOHN LI. C) I ' D PI R ON FiUeentb Dntyicl. Maii.uhu tlh Attleboro, Massachusetts M. Lerit and success are linked to- gether; and while we have seen some men push their merit for the maximum of success, " Jack " does not fall in this category, for, instead of going painfully on life ' s journey sleeping and resting only when he must, he loiters when the fancy comes. He has plucked a few flowers by the wayside, has made an excursion or two in the pleasant fields of friendship. It has all been very pleasant, and infinitely more enjoyable than the rigor of inflexibility. Now he will con- tinue, mind at ease and fancy free, into new experiences, always making new friends, and keeping the old who cherish his acquaintance and friendship. Corporal (2), Strgejiil (1), B.A.. HunclreJth Night (4, 3, 2, 1). FREDERICK COLE PFANNKUCHEN Tenth District, Catijorniu I.os Angeles, California L HE spirit that carries a man on to make every effort count the most is the spirit of the Army. Fred had this spirit. We loved to watch him on the football field, generaling the last scrub team. There was no chance for pro- motion. " Too light, too inexperienced, " the coaches all said. But he stuck, with a line spirit of service to West Point, with the realization that he would never be fully recompensed for the effort he was making. This splendid spirit symbolized Pfann. When the going was rough- est, when the playing was hardest, he emerged from the bottom of the heap, bruised, battered, but smiling. This spirit showed itself in all his work at the Academy, where he acquitted him- self with the greatest credit and made in our hearts a place for himself that is now left va- cant. It is true that Pfann has gone — yet his spirit will always remain to inspire us. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), Football (2, 1), Hundredth Night (4), Rifle Sharpshooter. Pistol Expert. OHN DAVID FRANCIS PHILLIPS luetity-thnd Disliul. jVtir Y ' ii New York, Ne v- York RONALD JOHN PIERCE Michigan N.ilional Guard Grand Rapids, Michigan John loves music. Hours of strenuous activity are even more enjoyable when he knows a choice selection from the favorite singer or orchestra awaits but the gentle turn- ing of a crank and the insertion of a new needle. Many of us have helped him wear out the records, for his collection is enormous. No tremendous upheaval in John ' s nature resulted from his entrance into the Academy. He slipped into a comfortable position and soon made himself at home. The end of Beast Barracks tolled the knell of all gray skies. Since that time we have failed to discover him in any but cheerful moods. Naturally success in all endeavors was assured. It has been said that Johnny has kept the Kaydet store on its feet through his large pur- chases of stationery. We hope that they were worthwhile and that the future soon puts an end to further requisitions of this magnitude. Sergeant (1), Glee Club (2, 1), Pistol Marksman. ' R .OLLo " is of the clan that keeps the mailman on the jump. Clouds of smoke may shield the markings of his pen, but they cannot soften his forceful opinions of the inventor of the phonograph. When he desires peace, he de- mands it. During the long winter nights fiction is far more likely to claim his attention than is en- gineering or law. RoUo is a true goat and will ever support their worthy cause. His cheerful lightheartedness and willingness to converse on all subjects have materially shortened the seem- ingly interminable wait for graduation. He has a marked aptitude for military afifairs that will assure his success along the pathway of his chosen profession. " Rollo ' s " painstaking methods should find an excellent outlet in the drill of his troops. May we soon greet him again, although his quarters may not ever boast a music box. Sergeant (1), Pointer (1), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Gun Club. V C NORMAN H D W I N P ( ) I N I Eleventh District, Indi.ifu Indianapolis, Indiana A-FTER months of persuasion and gnashing of teeth and pulling of editorial hair, the Howitzer prevailed upon this erstwhile Kaydet to give his right name. Tales, lurid tales which explain this tendency towards the anon- ymous could be told; blood curdling, hair rais- ing tales of New York nights, of bear skins, and of kindly Kansas friends — but we forbear, to preserve them for glorious class reunions. That charming little zephyr which blew the Class of ' 29 up the hill and through the sally- port for the first time, and continuing to blow, blew Norm on into the welcoming arms of the " I " Co. incorrigibles, was in fact and deed no ill wind. That zephyr knew its future generals and is now, no doubt, zephyring around wher- ever good little zephyrs go. If the regard of classmates be a measure of success (and who says it is not?) then Norm may truly say, " Well Done. " Corporal (2), Sergeant (I), Rifle Marksman. JOHN KNOX I ■ () I At Ln Kt San Antonio, Texas V NE lasting impression remains of a young man suspended from a chandelier while plaintive " pongs " from his jew ' s-harp fluttered down upon the ears of a horrified audience. Still, gymnasts are queer beings, and " Atlas " does like all forms of music. Determined application and diligent persis- tency have raised " Atlas " from a position of obscurity in academics, and have given him the Foster Memorial Cup for three consecutive years. Fortunately his iron hat still fits his head, for that article plus a tux and stick will soon follow him through the next three months. Aviation perhaps is " Atlas ' " forte. A keen sense of equilibrium acquired from the flying rings and horizontal bar coupled with previous flying experience point to a future pilot for Uncle Sam. May he obtain all of the thrills that he anticipates. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Captain (1), GyDinasiiim Team (4, 3, 2, 1 ) , Foster Memorial Cup (4, 3, 2), Ri e Sharpshooter. Pistol Expert. StegSpk. m DONALD ALEXANDER POOR MAN S:slh Distyn-t. VnginiJ Lynchburg, Virginia t - n . JAMES BERNARD QUILL Milwaukee, Wisconsin i_ ON " is quiet and good-natured and endowed with an unusual personality. As a plebe he had a difficult time, but as a yearling he lived with Charlie Lynch, which made things a bit more lively. Since then he has adorned more than one engineer section, and has en- larged his circle of acquaintance by moving from " collegiate " North Barracks to the more anciently traditioned South Area, where he could see how the rest of the world lives. Wherever he goes he accumulates a wealth of friendships as numerous as the golf balls he loses on the plain, where he is a devotee of the sport that keeps the world lit and ready for business. Charming in manner, with a persua- sive personality, he is a man m a thousand, and one of whose friendship we never tire. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Rijle Marksman. M. .R. Dee Merit — and with a name like that this worthy Kaydet may be found top- ping the list in " dis, " a hint as to the depend- able make-up of the man. Despite an early loss to the Academic Department, a vigorous counter attack turned the tide and thus upon the thresh- old of a brilliant career stands a general com- plete. Possessed with a spirit of accomplish- ment, many are the honors to be found credited to his name. Hivey and true, dependable and tliorough, balanced with a keen sense of humor he came to " I " Co.; now to be turned out im- bued with the very spirit he has helped to at- tain. So valuable a catch may not long be num- bered among the back doors, yet memories of his good fellowship shall never be dimmed. Impossible to limit by prophecy, we can only predict that the day is forthcoming when we all may toast that we knew him as " Jim. " Sergeant (1), Fencing (4, 3, 2, 1), Rijle Sharp- shooter. Q DANIEL WILLIAM QUINN, III Third Diilricl. Ohio Huntington, West Virginia XHE Storm raged and the heavens were rent asunder as a worried man paced back and forth, back and forth. At last, a terrific peal of thunder and the door was thrown open to usher in the glad news, " It ' s a boy. " So from present indications must have occurred Daniel William Quinn, Ill ' s, entrance into this world. It seems silly to suppose that anyone who could keep an entire division in an uproar with his blarney and his wisecracks could have had a less auspi- cious entrance. Yes, Dan ' s line is an cvcrprescnt and never failing source of amusement. He has shortened these last four years considerably for all of us. But don ' t get the idea that all Dan ' s time was spent in thinking up new tales. Many a weary afternoon has he spent in the fencing room of the gym. We have seen the results of his toil when the fencing team struts its stuff. Corporal (2), Sergeant (I), Fencing (4, 3, 2, 1), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Hundredth Night (3, 2, 1), Glee CI lib ( 2 ) , Ki e Marksman. JOSEPH REISNER RANCK Tenth District, Peiinsyli.vii.i Leola, Pennsylvania o, NE glance at Joe and the P.D. in his make-up is made quite evident. Perhaps thoughts of former days interfered a bit with Beast Barracks training, for he excelled in knocking off his quota of F.D. hats when a few of the boys got together in the evening for a little manual of arms. Joe was hardly an expert at the frivolous, small talk demanded at social functions when first he joined us, but a natural interest in bridge eventually caused him to seek partners more agreeable than the serious Kaydets. Now the hops are second in importance to only his pipe and red comforter. Seven o ' clock came early on the following Sunday mornings, so he usually trotted over to the wrestling room to forget the lost sleep and departed femme by applying some of Tom Jenkins ' maxims. Sergeant (1). ]Y restling (4, 3, 2, 1), Secretary Fishing Club (1). KAJ EDWARD RASMUSSEN United Sutts Army Helsinge. Denmark Ihis tow-headed " black sheep " of a dignified Danish squire ' s family graduated from Copenhagen University and journeyed to America to avoid compulsory military training. He then sailed for the coral beaches of Hawaii. A year ' s acquaintance with the English lan- guage led to his appointment to the Academy. Five years at ' West Point have taught him that military life can be desirable after all. One can expect most anything of " Ras, " for he has proved that versatility is the keynote of his progress. His rare gifts of tact and poise successfully meet all difficulties. His one weak- ness is the practice of casually misplacing needed belongings. " Ras " is happiest in running shoes. Miles steadily glide by as he leads his undefeated cross-country squad over the neighboring hills. Track (5, 4, 3, 2, 1), " A. " Cross Country (3, 2), Captain (1), Minor ' ' A. " Gymnasium (5, 4, 3), Soccer (4), Hundredth Night (4), Gnu Club. Pistol Sharpshooter, Rifle Sharpshooter. CHARLES GUTHRIE RAU F isl Dii iict. ]V nh:,igloii Seattle, Washington ' C, HUCK " is artful in many ways. A congenial, jovial nature drives away all gloom. Even the loss of his last Christmas leave kept him silent but for a day. His consideration for others reaches seldom-touched heights, yet we feel that he could be heart broken without our noticing any change in his actions. We have seen him come up from the bottom of a football pile with mud on his nose, grass in his teeth, and a broad grin across his face. His hobby is art. Long hours spent in the preparation of drawings for the Pointer and this book have materially contributed to their suc- cess. He hopes some day to illustrate the train- ing regulations so that even second lieutenants may grasp something of their import. May his dream pictures some day attain realization. Corporal (2), Supply Sergeant (1), Football (4). Track (4), B.A.. Howitzer (3, 2), Art Editor (1), Pointer (3, 2, 1), Hundredth Night (4, 2, 1), Rifle ,fe THEODORE RUDOLPH REDLACK Fijtb Dislrict. Mimieu-,!., Minneapolis, Minnesdt.i G i: ( ) R G E M U L I C K R E I L L Y Concord, New Hampshire W„: ' HEN ' Red " came from the great mid-west and gazed on the gray grim walls of West Point, Minnesota ' s loss was our gain. " Red " made a great hit with us, not only because an appreciation of culinary accomplishments has caused numerous fair friends to shower him with boodle on all occasions, but also because of his own line traits, including a generous shar- ing of the spoils of war thus obtained. Plebe year, " Red " lost sleep and hair, in an attempt to make First Captain, but upon his becoming a little more accustomed to us he settled down to a more rational existence, one of those sublime careers quite bereft of any idea of files. The mail draggers may heave a short sigh at " Red ' s " departure, but we know that the rest of the Corps will regret losing such a staunch and faithful friend. Supply Sergeant (1), Rijle Miirksiiiaii. In the valley of the Merrimac that flows tumbling and toiling to the sea, there sits the capital of the Granite State, the city of Con- cord. Concord has an air of individuality, of poise, of self-containment. George is a native of that stony land, he has become steeped in the silence of the hills. For him no idle chatter of crowded streets, but the quiet introspection of Concord ' s byways. He is not aloof nor con- descending, but is as far removed from the prattle of the magpie as the birds upon the hill- tops of New Hampshire. He is naturally a lover of the out-of-doors, and a most agreeable com- panion for any undertaking. His quiet manners give him a chance to think, and when he speaks it is to say something worthwhile. He includes among his friends the whole class, who are glad to count among their members so enjoyable a classmate. Rifle Mcvksmaii. " m CLARENCE RENSHAW JR SmioiliI Giurci. Ptnn )lt inn Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania J7 ROM the dark vicissitudes of the pre- war days ot " Shad ' s " to the dizzy height of a graduate, this brown-eyed lad his come, over a road that has been littered with a few hardships, and a great deal of laughter. Rennie has the dis- position of a saint, and a share plus of humor. The years at West Point would have been less happy had not " Brown Man " been there to pad the way with a smile. An inveterate " kidder, " he early learned to give and take mightily in bouts of repartee, and his adventures at the hands of practical jokers, would till a book. The Army Track team has always had in him a staunch, dependable quarter-miler. His points liave helped win many a meet for West Point, and the Navy has suft ' ered, as his two stars testify. As an athlete and a companion he has ever been all t!iat he should be, and more. Vootball (4), Basketball (4, 3), Cross Country (.3, 2, 1), Track (4, 3, 2, 1), " A. " Indoor Meet (•1, 3), Ri e Marksman. Pistol Marksman. JACOB GEORGE REYNOLDS Senalorud. Utah Oeclen. Utah R, .i:suLTS of the 135-pound class; won by Reynolds, Army! " once more Jake had come out on top, and again 1200 gray clad voices howled their approval. Taking both his numer- ous victories and infrequent defeats with the same ease and grace is but one of the admi- rable qualities of Army ' s popular boxing Cap- tain. New at the sport when he entered the Academy, it took constant work and determina- tion to learn the art. Being ambitious and ver- satile as well, he early turned his attentions to Lacrosse and Soccer. Thi; Howitzer then at- tracted his attention and the able handling of the circulation proves that a feather in Jake ' s hat is a feather well placed. At hops or athletics, picnics or drills he is al- ways prominent, always sought after, and above all, always — Reynolds. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), l-irsi Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1), Lacrosse (4, 3), Boxing (3, 2, 1), Minor " A. " Captain (1), Soccer (3, 2, 1), Man- ager (1), Indoor Meet (3), Numerals (3), Howitzer. V RUCE DOUGLAS RINDLAU] Noiz ji D.ikola h il!0iul Gii.mJ Fargo, North Dakota CHANDLER PRATHER ROBBINS, JR. Oh ' w National Guard Columbus, Ohio JTrobably the most conscientious man that has entered West Point — not with the idea of self-glory, but for the love of our traditions. " All men are reminded to bring pencils " — his cheery voice during yearling deadbeat saving some delinquent classmate a demerit. Aca- demics — he passed with a smile; for his ability to concentrate, plus his natural hiveyness always kept him in the star dust — stars weren ' t worth the extra labor. Athletics? — Certainly — basket- ball and track. Though not a letter man, the reg- ulars were continually fighting him to keep their positions. A handy wife — " Bruce, do you know how to work this " — no answer — then again — " Bruce! " and the dazed look made you know that he had been in close touch with Newton. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), First Captain (1), Track (4, 3, 2), Engineer, Football Team (2), Basketball (4, 3), Honor Committee. Sunday School (4, 3, 2), Superintendent (1), Board of Governors, Cadet Players (2, 1), Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman. ■ys C ,HARACTERIZED by an amazing wit incessantly forthcoming, by a trenchancy of ex- pression, by a directness of approach, Chan Robbins is apt to furnish the preponderance of personality m a crowd of six. Blessed with abil- ity in many lines — polo, bridge, tennis — with a flair for drawing, with a voice that leads a quar- tet, with a laugh as descriptive as his stories, with a " Question, Sir? " that is a guarantee of a mild sensation in original query — he is the leader in a miscellany of pastimes. But it is in his relations with horses rather than with hu- mans that his personality is most strikingly re- vealed. His excessive, almost delicate fondness for horses is indeed a perplexing handicap to ambitious femmes. Corporal (2), Supply Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1), Fencing (4), Polo (3, 2), Remount Squad (2, 1), In- door Meet (3), Class Numerals (3), Howitzer Rep- resentatire (2, 1), Hundredth Night (4, 1), Glee Club (2), Choir (3, 2, 1), Color Line (3), Rifle Marksman. Pistol Marksman. PEARL HARVEY RO Seventh Dislikt, Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana JriiARL soon became known to the Beast Detail as the " Boy Captain, " for he had held that enviable position in the R. O. T. C. a short time before starting on the road to become an officer and a gentleman by act of Congress. Fortunately he readily lived down the disgrace and quickly accepted the ways of the nation ' s pampered pets. After the summer of bayonets and firecrack- ers. Pearl entered upon the second lap of his bewildering career. At its end he, too, joined the Order of the White Gloves. Now the or- ganization ' s insignia repose in his " A " book, secure from any wandering dust tiiat may hope to alter its immaculate exterior. The class is grateful for the consideration and help that he has given it, and hopes that some day the debt will be paid. Our best wishes follow Pearl from the moment that we go front and center at our final dress parade. Color Line (3, 1), Rifle Marksman. MARSHALL STANLEY ROTH Tind District. Illinois Chicago, Illinois R .OUGH and ready, " Mich " is always to be found on the athletic held or the hockey rink in the thick of the fray. He displays a cool- ness and adroitness seldom to be found together in one individual. Ambitious when inspired, he is an engineer by the operation of natural laws and withal a very agreeable young man, whom we cannot help but admire, not only for his athletic ability and natural talent, but for his attractive personality. At work or play, day in and day out, he is always natural — always him- self — cool and collected — a good man to know. " Mich " investigates the inconceivable. His old connection with banking causes him to won- der where the interest on our equipment fund goes. He follows the old Scotch game, but not to extremes, for we have often borrowed his last golf ball. May the future reward his con- genial generosity. Corporil (2), Serjeant (1), Fool ball (4). Hockey (4, 3, 2, 1), A.B.. Camp Illumination Committee. Rifle Marksman. Pistol Marksman. ROBERT FLETCHER SADLEl Sei ' t nth Distrut. Tt.v.n Palestine, Texas ANDREW SAMUELS, JR C.,l,to,,i,., Nalional Guard Berkeley, California Dob lives, thinks, and dreams of the day when he can lay aside the high collar and don the Sam Browne. If his hopes materialize. Brooks Field will be his destination and a pair of wings his objective. He has agreed to forsake the harp, however, for later days. In spite of the many Cadet Generals and wooden Engineers, one occasionally can find a true goat in the Corps. Bob says what he thinks, and does as he pleases. No book has ever caused him to forget that flowers still bloom and birds still sing. " F " Company ' s famed group of millionaires claim Bob for one of its charter members. His efforts to make life more pleasant to his friends will not soon be forgotten. We hope that the years bring only success to this young leader of men. Track (4). JTew have the ability to make friends with everyone they meet, but " Andy " is one of those few. His quiet, easy-going, and amiable manner has won him an enviable place in the hearts of all his classmates. Although devoted to golf and tennis, his abilities are not confined to athletics. In academic work he has seen both first and last sections, but when the class forms to receive the coveted sheepskins, look for Andy near the head of the line. In drawing class his talented work aroused the admiration of all who saw it, and if there is any justice, the walls of the drawing academy should some day echo the sound of his voice when he commands, " Give me your attention in this room. " " Coast " at first and then the Ordnance De- partment, where the draughtsman in him can play with blue prints to his heart ' s delight. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), First Sergeant (1), Rifie Sharpshooter. THOMAS JOHN SANDS TbirJ Dnnnl. Ohio Dayton. Ohio DWIGHT BAHNEY SCHANNEP Second Dntricl. Oregon Pendleton, Oregon T„ LHF. day of D ' Artagnan has passed, but his art still lives. Then men were obliged to defend their lives with the blade strapped to their sides — now skill in maneuvering the steel is found only among those who diligently study its capricious moods. Tom liked fencing; so he joined the squad and sallied forth two years later to win the Intercollegiate Duelling Sword Championship. Efficiency and ambition drive Tom ' s bark for- ward, but some spirit of good fortune is inter- ested with its pilotage. Tasks are quickly ac- complished, for time must be spent economically if one is to complete the day ' s work. Tom ' s military training started with the Boy Scouts, but it will probably be completed in the Cavalry. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Captain (1), Fencing (4, 3, 2, 1), Captain { ) , Pentathlon (3, 2), ' Intercollegiate Duelling Sivord Champion (3), Team Intercollegiate Duelling Stcord Champion (3, 2), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Color Lines (4, 3), Rifle Sharp- shootei . Ohan " will make some young lady a good wife. He is industrious and efficient at all tasks that come front and center. Worries find no place to roost, for their source is soon re- moved for all time. We are certain that the re- ception of innumerable specials has brightened many days and served as an inspiration for the publishing of company rosters. The pride and joy of " Shan ' s " tour at the Academy is his huge " A " book. So many im- portant events of the past five years have been artistically placed between its covers that it has become a miniature encyclopedia. Shan ' s en- trance into so many of the Corps ' activities leaves little time for misgivings concerning the future, but somehow dreams of boots and Sam Brownes do obtain a hearing. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Track (4). Gytnnasium (3), Intermural Lacrosse Champions (2). Indoor Meet (4, 3), Choir (5, 4, 3, 2, 1), Hundredth Night (3, 2, 1), Glee Club (2, 1), Color Line (3, 1), Pistol Expert. Rifle Marksman. rA DAVID MANZANATO SCHORR Tweljlh Distrnt. New jersey Jersey City, New Jersey w. sometimes think tiiat tlie East has few friends, for they are not numerous who vaunt the praises of that section of the country as compared with the vociferous sons of dis- tant commonwealth. " Ike " is from New Jersey, and unlike many, he is outstanding in his praise of the East, forever upholding it against the on- slaughts of protagonists of milder climates or fairer weather. " Ike " has a manner that wins him countless friends. He is a fair student and an all around athlete, distinguishing himself in football, baseball and hockey. To say that this young man has a mind of his own is putting it lightly. There is never a thing that takes place without his pertinent comment. Argument is an obsession with him; his dis- covering mind constitutes an asset that should serve to mark him in later life. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Football (4, 3, 2, 1), Hockey (4, 3, 2, 1), Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1). C »n Club, Rifle Marksman, Pistol Sharpshooter. JOHN FRANCIS REGIS SEITZ Seiijloriul, Dehuare Wilmington, Delaware Vfter many and varied vicissitudes with the Academic Department, plebe year, Jeffer finally convinced us that he was a fixture. Life was hardly roses then. But yearling year the Great Divider found him swimming the academic stream easily. His size and ability would have been an asset on the football field, had it not been for academic liabilities those first strenuous years. From the first of Beast Barracks we can re- member his boyish smile and happy, even dis- position. Although his rosy cheeks and " Wood- bury ' s complexion " have always proved a draw- ing card with the femmes, " Tripod " has not yet succumbed to their charms. Jeffer, always a confirmed doughboy, will go to the support of the Infantry — the backbone of the Army. We wish him luck. Football (4, 2), Catholic Choir (4),Snmlay School Teacher (l), Rod and Gun Clubs (1), Rifle Marks- man. Pistol Marksman. H N RUSSELL SEWARD lu.iih-liiil DhtricI, Pennsylr.ini.t Altoona. Pennsylvania Oammy ' s " favorite mess hall dish is made evident by his pet name. Yet other foods must have their day, so he investigated the sci- ences of home cooking. Mightily did the four- teenth division suffer when he prepared pork chops after Taps. Mechanical toys have been his chief diver- sion. His defiance of the constant " g " has caused miniature planes to soar from the earth ' s cen- ter. Sammy ' s masterpiece is the quaint Victrola that starts and stops upon verbal command. May his O. A. O. take notice. It is further reputed that nothing but the class crest on his stationery has escaped the lacquer brush. One of Sammy ' s shorter courses proved so in- teresting that he often remained awake after tattoo to continue investigations. Our one hope is that he does not enter the Doughboys, for we should not care to see a motorized Queen of the Service. H nidredlh Night (3, 2, 1), Rifle May ki man. Pislol Sharpshoo er. WILLIAM HENRY SHIMONEK Twelllh District. Micl„g.in Calumet, Michigan JDill is a man after our own heart. He is considerate, clear, frank, and sincere. He exercises a well-developed faculty for selecting the cream of life and rejecting its froth. He en- joys quiet, earnest thought. He does not burden others with his confidence, but speaks when he has something of interest to say. We like to fol- low his lead because we profit by his example. The collection of books is his hobby. He even submitted a permit once to purchase certain books. Needless to say, this permit was quickly disapproved by military authority, but this did not stop him. He took a summer week-end leave and spent all of Saturday afternoon seeking out and purchasing these desired articles. Here is one man who is not afraid to ask for extra white meat when chicken is served. He has his own good ideas and follows them. The Infantry will be benefited by his membersliip, because Bill will be a living example of a successful married Second Lieutenant. Y. M. C. A. (2, 1), Cadet Player. ' : (2). ' PAUL WILLIAM SHUMATE Fijlh Diitrict. U " £J7 Virgtnui Princeton, West Virginia B, ' EAUTIFUL Strains of music drifted from a radio concealed in a small hand-bag. Our eyes became dreamy, we leaned against an upper bunk, and the music ceased, for " Pablo ' s " aerial was the bed springs. The application of science to problems of everyday life is especially interesting to him. We know that little manual labor will be per- mitted in a home resulting from Pablo ' s experi- ments. Naturally, electricity plays a big part in his scheme of things, so his greatest problem has been the devising of ways and means of camouflaging batteries and wires. Pablo reads so many abstruse articles that his speech is generously sprinkled with words of four or more syllables. Bewildered instructors sigh for the troops and give him the benefit of the doubt. May he prove as disconcerting to the enemy when he bids speed to some ultra secret ray. Ri e Squad (2), Rip MarkiinM. Pistol Marksman. SAMUEL FAYETTE SILVER fnst Dntyict. New Jersey Clayton, New Jersey " T J ohn " came to us from Harvard, but " a man ' s a man for a ' that. " Having been both turned out and slugged, he has measured up to the proverbial qualifications of a true cadet. Regularly, twice a year, John has been abso- lutely certain of being found, but his certainty has never materialized. If generals studied math we would be justified in predicting that Silver, as Oldest Living Grad, would be sure that Foundation was staring him in the face. How- ever, not even the fiendish machinations of the Academic Department have been able to put a damper on his abundant supply of humor, or to keep him from becoming a fixture at CuUum. It is highly probable that a subconscious reali- zation of the truth of the time-honored plati- tude, that you can ' t keep a good man down, is the reason for John ' s decision to enter the Air Corps. Sergeaul (1), Football (-4), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1). r RED WINCHESTER SLADEN. JR, Foi,i } Dniiicl. Pt)i)is)li.ini.i Manila, Philippine Islands " J, IMMY IS a true soldier. His efficient manner of tackling problems gains the desired results with a minimum of effort. Yet he is en- tirely human and likeable, for military precision cannot alter his cheery good nature when he is with his friends. Few real soldiers are diligent students of the less interesting sciences. Jimmy is not indiffer- ent, but he would rather search out an hour of fun than retire to the dull company of most incomprehensible books. Jimmy captained the soccer team, supervised the equipment of the hockey squad, and wielded a mighty stick in lacrosse. Such activity deserved some relaxation, consequently he early became adept in the repose of slumber after his day ' s work. Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1), Monogram (3), Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1), Minor " A. " Captain (1), Assistant Hockey Manager (2), Manager (1), Rifie Marksman, Pistol Marksman. FREDERIC HARRISON SMITH. JR Washinsti.n. D. C. J ' RHD came to West Point with Dick Prescott ideas, but he has changed. He is now our own Peck ' s Bad Boy. He thinks no more of appearing trouserless at inspection than he does of tossing a soft-boiled egg at the O. C. And please, for the sake of all that ' s decent and sacred, don ' t ever cast a dare before his face. He is indifferent, but not casual; he is a hell- raiser, but not a criminal; he is a student, but he cares not for tenths; he is bad, but not rot- ten; he is good, but not prudish; he likes women — and oh, yes, he ' s an Army Child. What more! Fred arrived at West Point five minutes laj ' and he has been late ever since. The keynof his personality is mirth, smiles, and laug and happiness for the whole of us. He ' s lifter of low spirits, this Fred. Baseball (4, 3), Stnmming (4, 3, 2), " . ' ink of. rout- 2,1), ath- morc (1), Indoor Meet (4, 3), Chon (4, 3 ,,, . . Jredth Night (4 ) , Rifle Marksman. ' " ' ' ack (I rksman. m - :p ROBERT VAN METER SMITH Secoiiil Dim id. West I ' ngiiii.i Petersburg, West Virginij u, NKNOWN and unheralded, a quiet, easy-going jack of all trades, left his native haunts of West Virginia and shuffled up a long flight of stairs through a sallyport to find him- self in the midst of a scene of great activity. Unavoidably he became involved in the hectic struggle, but only in a passive way. The ordi- nary vicissitudes that try common souls weighed but lightly on the shoulders of this mountaineer, whose guiding star says, " Better get there late than tired. " But behind this by no means im- pregnable wall of reserve and self-sufficiency -■ay be found a dominant individual person- ' , pervaded over all by a keen, dry, devas- o sense of humor reaching from an acute r ality and broad foundation of knowledge, sieh l ' R l " ' " ' ' " ' ' l ' fl AUrksni,!!]. the dou enemy whe ray. mjleScpuJ (2),i THOMAS BOLYN SMOTHERS, JR Fijth Dnlrict. North CMolimi Winston-Salem, North Carolina _L ARTICULARLV difficult problems in the world of sports usually find a solution, if given to " Smo " to solve, for he is an authority on everything in that field from chess to six-day bicycle races. Much of his interest in such mat- ters is due to his prowess as a baseball player. He admits that he is a great student of the rec- ords of Rogers Hornsby. " Smo " readily developed from a lowly ele- phant to one of our most versatile snakes. Now he finds no difficulty in disposing of football tickets and miniatures. We wonder whether such actions help account for some of his many nicknames. Although he has never startled anyone with his academic record, " Smo " has always forged ahead under his own power. We know that he will make a good officer, for his aptitude for creating friendships will assist his progress in any branch that he enters. Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1), Rifle ALvksiiiaii. Pistol Maiks- CHARLES SOMMERS Ibiiled Suues Army HamnKind, Indiana D. ' ebaths spur the old brain to greater effort. Oftentimes in the past, when the mental exertions necessary to an argument seemed not too strenuous, we were tempted to approach Charlie with one of our pet theories. He was almost certain to seize the offensive and hurl countless proofs that we were in error. Yet we like him, for we respect his opinions and are guided by his sound common sense. Charlie came to us from the ranks of the hard- boiled regulars in Hawaii. Our first military drills and exercises were easy, but he admits that the atmosphere for awhile was rather brac- ing. The true ideals of the Service are well known to Charlie. He instinctively thinks in military terms, in fact he would feel lost if he were to rejoin civil life. We know that he will readily find his place in the immense maciiine of our national defense. Fencing (4). Howitzer (4, 3, 2). Adierlising Mdii- agei- (1), Pistol Expert. Rifle Marksman. MORTIMER ERNEST SPRAGUE Senalorial, Texas Dallas, Texas Dud " entered the academy, a veritable tower of strength, and such he has remained for four years. As a football player he had been famous at the University of Texas and needless to say this fame has spread throughout the length and breadth of the land since he has been at the academy. Chosen by many for the AU- American tackle position. Bud has been the main bulwark of a powerful line, a man upon whom great dependence was placed and who has never failed the trust placed in him. Besides being Captain and star of the football team " Bud " runs the hundred and puts the shot on the track team. He has held the academy record for the latter event since he was a plebe and has broken his own record no less than six times As dependable and intelligent as he is ath- letic this red-headed Texan can boast of more real friends than most anyone we can think of. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1), l-oot- ball (4, 3, 2, 1), " A, " Captain (1), Track (4, 3, 2, 1), " A, " Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman. M ' i : ' " - ' xm HARLAN ROBINSON STATHAM Vuittd States Army Cape Girardeau, Missduri Oix years ago " Moon " left Missouri to escape its famed atmospfiere of skepticism and to join this man ' s Army. He soon found that more time was spent in repairing motors, studying wind currents, and policing the terrain than was passed above the clouds, so he came to West Point for a well-earned rest. Fortu- nately optimism and industry survived the Beast Detail ' s greeting, consequently he is still on the road to a generalship. " Moon " in repose is hardly an Adonis, but he surely looks good to us when he scatters the cinders in the mile and two-mile events. Sheer will power and hard work have overcome a ten- dency to remain too long in the same place. Again the Doughboys are receiving one of our best. Sergeant (1), Track (3, 2, 1), Cross Coinihy (1), Minor " A " (1), Hundredth Night (4, 1), Rifle Marksman. Pistol Expert. FRANK M. STEADMAN Sixib Diana. Iiiduiu Rushville, Indiana We do not recall that the Machiavelli of olden time was a lover of horses. Rather was he a master at intrigue, in those days when in- trigue was apparently a useful accomplishment. Our Machiavelli of the present day does not pose as a past master of " innuendo reinforced with stiletto, " but in his appreciation of and delight in horses he stands out. His joy in things equine got him in the remount squad where he could put his knowledge to excellent use and gain the satisfaction of seeing develop the tan- gible results of his experience. As full of complexes as a stick of TNT is of danger, with a willingness to drag to hops — even blind, Machiavelli has a heart of gold, a keen sense of loyalty, and an appetite for work which will carry him far in this man ' s Army. Sergeant (1), Remount Sq ud (2, 1), Hundredth Night (4, 3, 2, 1), Rifie Marksman. Pistol Marksman. PAUL WILLIAM S T E I N 1 Mono, School Cleveland, Ohu. ECK, IR JAMES OLIVER STEPHENSON Sixteenth Diana. Miuomi Lincoln, Nebraska Otlinwillie " was gifted with a per- petual good humor. Even when he attempts to complain in the approved manner, his state- ments so deviate from established forms that they become mere irony. Difficulties are never insurmountable — he laughs them away. In fact, his inability to refrain from laughter brought numerous plebe-year formations — more irony, but how different. He talks, lives, thinks, and dreams athletics. Fortunately " Steinwillie ' s " size does not keep him from the red dust of the broil. Both wres- tling and soccer have felt his strong support. We have never discovered the cause of his leaving the security of Cleveland, Ohio, for the hazardous life in the Army. Someone of his an- cestors must have swung a mean hatchet for his tribe. Now " Steinwillie " must keep up the work in the service of a greater people. Soccer (2, ), W ' restHiii (2, 1). Oteve " is a soldier of the old school. He thinks for himself and guards his convic- tions to the last. His adventurous spirit contains enough courage and deviltry to make him ro- mantic. Cares rest lightly on his brow, for sheer love of living soon drives them away. Although no Puritan conscience shackles his activities, we know that little short of an upheaval of nature can prevent his loyalty from asserting itself when we require his help. Since Steve returned from Furlo, he has been a changed man, for he left his heart and a ring in the home podunk. Studies have lost their im- portance, and every path is lined with clouds. His fortunes will be found in the Doughboys, with a preference for foreign service. May we expect great things of this son of the American Revolution and descendant of the Duke of Buckingham. Lacrosse (2, ), H nulredlh Ni ht (4), Rifle Sharp. shooter, Pistol Marksman. ; T SAMUEL VICTOR STEPHENSON Tenth DiHrul. Ohu, Jackson. Ohio lo convey completely Sam ' s character in a few meager lines is a decided impossibility. To portray his keen calculating mind his warm genial wholesomeness and his magnetic per- sonality in a volume would be a task requiring a skilled pen. In a heaping measure he possesses the prime requisites of a true respecting and respected man and with these there is combined in him something lofty and noble. His apprecia- tion of music and good literature is rare and lend a splendid background to this perfectly poised representative of the central west. He has shown beyond a shadow of doubt the ad- vantage in coming to the academy after a thor- ough college education and in June will join the long gray line, a worthy wearer of its finest traditions. Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1), R e Marksman. HUGH WARNER STEVENSON Fourth District. Missouri St. Joseph, Missouri Oteve " made an impressive record in tin school, so he decided that he would thrive on the banks of the Hudson. His old Southern aversion for exertion prevented him from enter- ing into the severe Kaydet competition, and Corporal ' s chevrons are his highest tactical achievement. Academics never troubled him much. When Yearling Math became too strenuous, he merely remarked, " You win, " and ceased to be both- ered. Sort of a reckless lad, too. He ' s rocked along through the old place fairly well, taking things pretty much as they came to him, and succeed- ing in getting quite a heap of enjoyment out of life. Corporal (2), Rifle Marksman. Pistol Marksman. WILLIAM FRANKLIN STEVENSON Ftilh D, strut. South CvoIku Winnsboro, South Carolina DONALD ARCHIBALD STEVNING Sinth Diurn-t. Mnineiota Minneapolis, ifinnesota JrxANDSOMi: with dark hair and eyes, Steve has the rare combination of temperaments seldom encountered in this world. Steel will and human magnetism, independence of thought and action characterize this debonair South Carolinian. When once he has determined on a course, neither principalities nor powers, pres- ent, past, nor future can swerve him from his unalterable decision. He remains steadfast and straight until the end has been attained. Yet one does not infer that he is a stoic or spartan; to see him smite and to hear his slow Southern drawl is sufficient to cause me to become his lifelong friend. Though stern in the perform- ance of dun, ' , he does not confine his activities to this phase of existence. When it comes to pleasure, he is the gayest of the gay, a welcome guest not only to the young but also to the old. Track (4, 3), Goat Football Team (2), Rifle Marks- J_VON is, in current slang, on the ball. Besides out-feinting the Academic Board each fall and spring, he has been able to run the ad- vertising section of the Howitzer and manage the basketball team. If the condition of a man ' s desk determines how busy a man is, and we believe it does, then Don barely has time to sleep. Aside from these commonplace things called work, this same Kaydet is very handy with a fountain pen. The answers he receives prove by volumes that he is no carbon copy of a big moment. We give it as our fixed opinion that he plays the game well and according to the rules. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1), Man- ager of Basketball, Hoii ' itzer Board, Equipment Com- mittee (1), Board of Governors (1), Rifle Marksman, Pistol Marksman. m ' . JOHN NICHOLAS STONE Al-Liige Washington, D. C. RALPH BISHOP STRADER ThiyJ Dislria. West Vnginu Clarksburg, West Virginia J ACK, a tall and well-knit young man with bluish-gray eyes, has been one of the out- standing men in " B " Co. for the past few years, not only because of his extremely likeable man- ner, but also because of his keen enthusiasm. His teammates chose him Captain of Tennis because of his excellent playing for the past three sea- sons — playing which has netted the Army many needed points. He is exceedingly fond of swim- ming and canoeing, and, in the summer months, you will always find him occupied with one of the two. His love for the outdoors is in no wise exceeded by his love for the fairer sex (and their love for him), a fact brought out by both the hops and his fondness for Flirtation Walk. A man with numerous friends, one who has initiative, and one who is consistent. He has made an indelible stamp on the minds of his classmates. Sergeant (1), Tennis (4, 3, 2), Hop Manager, Pistol Expert, Rifle Sharpshooter. JTlash " first gained notoriety by be- coming the plebe of " Stonewall " Jackson. How nobly has this charter member of the Line Breakers upheld the rich traditions of the eter- nal order of first-class bucks. Surely no pred was ever blessed with a more trustworthy fol- lower. Frays with the Academic and Bat Boards have brought honored scars to " Flash ' s " rec- ord. Later life will see him a Judge or Colonel of Q. M., but his present thoughtful pondering is merely an effort to debunk the much dis- cussed philosophy of life. The doctrine of good natured repartee never obtained a more en- thusiastic supporter. Petty worries find little success with him, for active hours leave no time for such luxuries. Whether in the Field Artillery, Doughboys, or Motorized Cits, we expect that when old times are being discussed, " Flash " will be the toast- master. - je RALPH VAN STRAUSS Sim } District. Illinois Chicago. Illinois JOHN WILLIAM STRIBLING, JR Eighth Distua. ALiLtma Florence. Alabama VvUR sole belief that there may be some hope for the machine gun infested area of Chicago lies in the person of Oscar. How- ever, we must admit that his ability to give vent forcefully to contained emotions shows us that there is a hidden bit of the city in his nature. How refreshing is his modesty in this super- ficial and presumptuous world of high-pressure salesmen and long-haired artists. Oscar ' s appre- ciative humor and generosity make his house a haven for battle-scarred Kaydets. Yet he does hold to his convictions as tenaciously as any evangelist we have ever seen. We shall miss his frank smile and friendly humanness, but we know that the influence of Oscar ' s friendship will linger on. May his prog- ress and activities gain the approval of all com- rades. Sergeant (1), Rijle Team (3, 2), Manager (1), Rifle Expert. iVxEN don ' t seem to count so much as plebes at " West Point as they do in later days. Not so with Strib. He was a headliner right from the start, possessing the distinction of being the first plebe ever to speak to the Corps from the mess-hall steps after having been the major factor in winning from the Navy the decisive baseball game of the year. We all en- vied him as he spoke with modest assurance, envied him with respect. What a game that was, and what a glorious victory. For Strib has borne the honor as few men can. Handsome, forceful, debonair, he has won the admiration and deep friendship not only of foes on the diamond, but also of his associates in daily life, not in plebe year alone, but consistently from the day of his entrance to the minute when graduation sepa- rates us to go our several ways. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Football (3), Base- hall (4, 3, 2. 1), Rifle Marksman. Pistol Sharp- shooter. " v cff ;!-- ' c = -- •3t MARSHALL STUl Senjiorial. NebnisLi Superior, Nebraska T„ .HE only real friend and " wife " is the one who stays with us through bad weather; the foundations of an ideal " house " are in the atmosphere of congeniality that such a one can cause to pervade it. This ideal of character cer- tainly can never be denied this young and ever- so-sincere son of the Middle West. If Marshall hasn ' t a good word in his heart for a man he has none whatever. His pleasing manner and ever-beaming personality will always lend a silver hue to the darkest cloud. Every man has his weakness — and so it is with this ever-good-natured and big-hearted man. Our sincere regrets will be felt when we have to give him up. Se,-i e,w! (1). DANIEL NORMAN SUNDT Seiu orul. New Mexico East Las Vegas, New Mexico it MAN, a moral and influential man is Dan Sundt, the protector of I Company, con- tender for three major sport teams, and the most loyal man in the Corps, loyal to his classmates and the girl back home. You have it all there. He never had an enemy and he never lacked a friend. He came here with a soldier ' s code; he leaves here with that code no dearer to him than to those with whom he has come in con- tact. No charmer, no hero of fiction, but the best of the Nordics, transplanted to New Mex- ico, educated at West Point and destined to beat us all to the top. We have heard the " long Sundt " yell ring out to greet us in Beast Bar- racks, to welcome us back from Christmas leaves and furlough. And if you don ' t hear that greet- ing as you enter the next world you will think you are in the wrong place. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Football (4), Lacrosse (4), Basketball (2), Rifle Marksman. Pistol Marks- GEORGE ROSS SUTHERLAND Fir l Diaricl. Ill i, wis Chicago, Illinois ERIC HILMER FRITHIOF SVENSSON, JR. Ai-Lvge Massachusetts vThorge is the gentleman with the large, " non-reg " vocabulary. We seldom ques- tion his statements, for he has a knack of sound- ing convincing even when we are seldom quite certain as to just what he means. He scoffs at idealism, yet his standards are of the highest. Frankness of opinion is always held superior to the cultivation of friends through honeyed words and flattery. " We love him for what he is, not for what he professes to be. When questions of right and wrong are in- volved, we find that George refuses to forsake his code for any personal gain. He is a desir- able opponent in any sport, for fruitless dis- putes over plays are never permitted to inter- fere with the game. His sympathy makes him anxious to aid his friends in difficulty, but he would never admit this trait. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), Football (4), Lacrosse (4), Election Committee (1)- JLt wasn ' t an unwilling Providence that wished " Swede " on us; it was the Class of ' 28. We were glad, for Swede has an abundance of qualities which endear people to him. The great " Swanska ' s " most outstanding characteristic is his athletic ability. He has made every squad he tried out for; and football, swimming, wres- tling, and track make an imposing list. His standing in the more cultural branches of our curriculum was high. Other activities also found him a participant, especially the choir. Hun- dredth Night Shows, and Color Lines. The songs of the Sagas; of Norsemen and dragon ships; of men of action, find a living example in this big blond " Viking. This over-abundant energy has at times made West Point irksome to him, but he has come through with sails blowing and shields clashing. Football (4, 3, 2, 1), Swimming (4), Wrestling (4, 3), Track (3, 2), Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Hundredth Night, (4, 3, 2, 1), Rifle Marksman. A.B. % HORACE FENNELL SYKES, JR. At-Large Omaha, Nebraska JLn a corner of Maine, there is a town famous for being the scene whence Jacob Ab- bott drew his material for the story-book char- acter of Rollo. RoUo in the story-book was a very good little boy with an inquiring mind. From the middle of the Pacific protrudes a group of islands famous for pineapples — and for Rollo in the flesh. We are glad that we can- not attribute to Rollo Sykes all the perfection of goodness that Jacob Abbott gave his hero, but we must admit that our Rollo has an inquiring mind, a charming manner, an unlimited capac- ity for detail, hosts of friends, and a splendid voice for commands. His application to work receives its reward at the close of the four years. His high standing, not only in the class merit rolls, but also in the hearts of his classmates is a guarantee of the future of a career begun so auspiciously. CorporM (2), Lieutenant (1), CjplJin (1), Pistol (3, 2, 1), Football (4), Bugle Notes (3, 2, 1), Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Expert. Stars (3, 2, 1). WILLIAM MILSTEAD TALBOT S iulorul. West I ' trgiiiu Catonsville, Maryland JJill " or " Tal " as he is known to us, or Milstead as he is known to a selected few, is one of the native sons of the true South — Vir- ginia in particular — the seat of the Confed- eracy. He became conspicuous, because of his incon- spicuousness as a plebe, when he drove " M " Co. Plebe Xmas, and lived up to the growing tradition that plebe company commanders of " M " Co. are always turned out. The experience must not have been an enjoyable one, though, for he has profited to such an extent that the Academic Department has never had the oppor- tunity to take a second shot. A winsome smile — a twinkle in the eye — a word with a bit of a drawl — an appreciation of beauty (feminine of course) and a sense of humor. But underneath it all is that inherent sense of duty and efficiency — tempered with a heart. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), Polo (3). THOMAS FOWLER TAYLOR Thnly-siMh Dnlrnr. New Y,nk Auburn, New York loM has passed his four years at West Point with the only correct outlook on life. Tliat is the philosophy that gold braid and high academic standing are not the only worth-while things in life. He is the boy who does things and gets away with them when others would be caught and awarded special notices. There was only one unfortunate time when special notice came his way and he spent his leisure time in those invigorating bi-weekly walks on the cadet promenade. Tom promised to be a varsity hockey man and a good football man, but yearling math and his propensity for walking the area inter- fered with these aspirations. In athletics he is a good all-around man who takes more pleasure in playing a game than in making the first team. Sergeant (1), Foo hall (4), Hockey (4, 3), H ni- Jredlh Night (3), A.B. (2), Chon (4, 3, 2, 1), Rijle Sharpshooter. Pistol Marks)?tau. CHARLES THEODORE TENCH Njtional Giutd. New jene) Plainrteld, New Jersey l EW Jersey is renowned but for two really important things. They are respectively, very large mosquitoes, and Charlie " Nosebag " Tench. Whenever you see a large crowd of femmes ganged around an adonis who is adorned with two pounds of chevrons, to say nothing of them there stars — that, gentle reader, is our Charles. Once in a while he falls down to a 2.0 in something, and sometimes the larger Kaydets iiaze him because he drives the second battalion, but nothing much else ever phases this gay philanderer. Charlie will go far in this man ' s Army. He, following Kipling ' s axiom, will travel the faster because he travels alone, but we won ' t bet on this single bliss lasting for any length of time. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Captain and Battalion Commander (1), Associate Editor Pointer (1), Assistant Manager Tennis (3, 2), Manager (1), Stars (2), Hundredth Night (3, 2, 1), Board of Governors ( 1 ) . . ! H JOHN ELLIOT THEIMER Fust Diiliict, Minnesota Owaionna, Minnesot.i MERLE RUSSELL THOMPSON United States Army Milroy, Minnesota " T J ohnny " is one of these big men trom tiie north woods, but alas! he does not under- stand the term silence. Rather, his wise-cracker wit leaps at us without warning. Naturally his sense of humor has gained him many friends who delight in his inexplicable repartee. He has been generous with everything but responsibilities. Wide reading and study of other humans has taught him much of the world, consequently sharing conversation with Johnny is a treat. Fortunate, indeed, are the men who accompany him into the hills, for it is then that he is happiest and most inclined to show his enthusiasm for life. We hope that the memory of " Johnny ' s " cheerful philosophy will long remain with us as an inspiration when skies grow gray. No words can express the extent to which we wish him success in the Service. Sergeant (1), Rifie Marksman. Pistol Marksman. 1.HE man who knows the army before he becomes a cadet is pretty apt to know the army better as an officer than most other gradu- ates of the academy. The career of a man who comes in from the army is always watched with the greatest interest not only by the army itself but by all those who appreciate his qualities. Endowed with natural ability in academics. Merle has made the most of his time and stands well up in the class. An excellent sho t, he has been a member of the pistol squad and bettered his already high score in pistol marksmanship. Like other men who have entered the academy from southern climes, he is a firm exponent of the beauties of the tropics, and will uphold the name of Hawaii against all comers. Pistol (3, 2, 1), Rijie Marksman, Pistol Expert. j V;;. % V , i _ ,, " ,-: PAUL SINGER THOMPSON Fifth Diitnct. W.ishiiigloii Fort Washikee, Wyoming JTooh-Pooh " entered from the state of Washington, spent his furlo in Arkansas, and then moved his home to Virginia. It is therefore ratlier hard to confine his residence to any one section of the country. We find in him the bluff and hearty West- erner, the ardent and aristocratic Southerner, and the shrewd and sensible New Englander. His command of the English language is phenomenal. Even the medicos have believed his tales of a hot head, cold feet, and numerous internal pains at sick call. The femmes are at such a disadvantage that his wake is oftentimes strewn with broken hearts. An amazing store of good fortune guides his audacity into pro- tecting harbors, and an abundance of correct common sense keeps his academic grades at a safe level. We hope that no act of the future can ever lessen his appreciation of life. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Track (4), Hockey (4), Polo (3), Remount Squad (1), Summer Camp Baseball Champions (3), B.A.. A.B. (1). PAUL WILLIAMS THOMPSON 5 .V A Dntrut. N,lm,ski Alliance, Nebraska iVJ-ANV Mr. Dumbjohns have learned that Nebraska is the famed home of Notre Dame ' s only consistent victor. In this manner " Tommy, " son of the open spaces, has ap- pointed himself instructor to the woefully igno- rant sons of plebedom. Tommy is a go-getter. He discovered that ' T " Company needed more laurels, so he pro- ceeded to lead its basketball team to Corps championship. A new system of obtaining copy for the Pointer was inaugurated this year un- der his guidance. He has refused to use poop- sheets, but has always ranked around the top in academics. Yet conversation with him is a delight, for he never mentions his own exploits. He will carry into the Engineers or the news- paper world unbounded energy, unquestioned ability, and a true unselfishness. Acting Corporal (3) , Corporal (2) , Lieutenant ( 1 ) , Pointer (4, 3, 2, 1), Edilor.in-Chie (1), Honor Com- mittee. 4 w LLIAM JONATHAN THOMPSON Fnu D: trict. Tennessee First D Washington .s the first redheaded plebe in " M " Co. in three years, and a Southerner who did not use the proverbial " Suh! " " Tommy " was the recipient of much upperchiss attention dur- ing his first year. In addition, it was a most in- auspicious time for a plebe with so many other vulnerable points to admit Tennessee as his home; the monkey trial was at its height and no amount of afiirmation could convince the Beast Detail that all Tennesseeans were not dyed-in-the-wool fundamentalists. His academic work has pursued an up-and- down course — up on the cultural subjects and down on the scientific. History, French and modern literature have been his hobbies, while tennis and golf (both in a strictly unofficial way), bridge, and the Remount Squad have oc- cupied his leisure hours. His chosen branch is Field Artillery and first post, of course, Fort Myer, since Washington, D. C, is his present home. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), R emount Squad. CHARLES HOWARD TREAT ¥i lb District. Induina Indi.mapolis, Indiana Th bard of Avon when he breached such vituperations of the man without love of music certainly did not include " Dutch " among possible recipients of his disappropriation. And indeed it is rare to find in the Corps of Cadets a man so " moved by concord of sweet sounds. " This musical ability has led him to devote much time to the choir, glee club and 100th Night Shows, thereby giving less talented classmates the benefit of his gifts. During his stay at the Academy, Treat has favored two companies with his presence, and has enjoyed the opportunity of seeing what the " other half of the world " is doing. He has had his full share of tours and cons and writs, but in them as in everything else he has done his bit, and more. Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), Glee Club (2), Hundredth Night (3), Ri le AUrksmMi. Pistol Marksman. LIONEL TROTTER Norlh DAoU Njlional Guanl Grand Forks, Norih Dakc.t.i JOHN MYRON UNDERWOOD SeiiMoriul. Ohio Cleveland, Ohio i( I i L you ever want a friend or need sound conscientious advice see " Trot. " Serious- minded, steady-going, he attacks each problem with a thoroughness and conscientiousness that could well shame many of us. Although with scant liking for certain technical subjects, he has never dodged a task or slighted a duty, but rather has tackled the job and not desisted until it was thoroughly done. With such consistency as his, such devotion to duty, such application to perfection in the details of military life, he should go to his first post well prepared for a career of active and useful service, while with him go the admiration and respect of liis class- mates. Serjeant (1), Tidck (3), W ' res lnig (3), Rifle Marksman. a ' NDv " is one of those fine young men of whom we all think a lot. When we try to pin ourselves down to cases and lines, we are possi- bly at a loss to state just which characteristic ap- peals to us most strongly, but when we think of a solidly worthwhile character " Undy ' s " name is pretty apt to come butting up in some evolu- tion of our cortexes. To every task, he brings a serious application. He plays as hard as he works, and hikes in the hills and canoes in the wash of the river steamers with tireless energy. Then, too, he has a weakness for boodle, which makes a common contact with all Kaydets. Many spare hours are passed over the lives and feats of former military commanders in preparation for the time when he, too, will strike terror into the hearts of our enemies. Coyporjl (2), Seri eaiil (1), Gymnasium (l, 3, 2, 1), Chon (4, 3, " 2, 1), Glee Club (2). Rifle Marl sman. Pislol Marksman. r ' i ' : EDWIN MICHAEL VAN BIBBER Second District, MayyiMiJ Bel Air, Maryland JTrom a dot on the map somewhere in Maryland came the mighty Van Bibber. Un- heralded and almost unnoticed he entered these gray walls some four years ago, just another victim for the waiting detail. His rapid rise to fame is a familiar story — fraught with obstacles and hairbreadth escapes that have caused his friends no end of worry and apprehension. His long struggle with the Tactical and Acadamic Departments is an epic of the class. In spite of a propensity for getting into all sorts of scrapes, he has an equal aptitude for getting out of them, with a resulting popularity that extends throughout the Corps. It is not our policy to reveal the embarrassing intimacies of our best friends, but we know of at least two charming people who will have lost much of their interest in West Point when that old native son Van Bibber is put back in circulation. CHARLES SHERLOCK PERLEY VANDERBLUl " Sixth District. Illinois Chicago, Illinois E k. Van " is one of those people who do not mourn for that which is past, but turns his entire energies on the present, realizing full well that competent completion of present en- deavors will mean success in the future. The age-old trick of sitting on the fence and being afraid to jump in either direction is a thing unknown to Van. He makes up his mind im- mediately and with the courage of his own convictions carries his thoughts into action. He refuses to be a " yes " man regardless to whom he may be talking, and neither is he the lukewarm type in regard to his fellow men, that is, he either likes or dislikes them. A man who loves to play as hard as he works, who holds the respect of all who know him and who can see two sides to a question. First Sergeant (1), Lacrosse (3), Camp III unii na- tion Committee (1), Color Line Committee (1), Christmas Card Coin mitt ee (1 ) , Chapel Window Com- mittee. Honitzer (2), Editor (1), Hundredth Night (3, 2, 1), Bus Manager. Treasurer D ' alectic Society ( 1 ) , Cadet Players ( 1 ) , Fishing Club. Rifle Marksman. 1,1 HERBERT JOHN VANDER United States Army Zeeland, Michigan J J.hrbie " is a man of high ideals and a wealth ot common sense. His unassuming na- ture and reputation for competence has kept him at the top of the class in popularity. Particu- larly difficult assignments have always come his way, for we have frankly imposed upon his love for industrious action. His unfailing good humor and attention to detail marks " Herbie " as an ideal soldier. A consideration for his associates and an interest in the life of the Corps have gained him a host of friends for later years in the Service. The Lacrosse squad picked him from the ranks of the Inter-muralists. Since then he has derived more pleasure from the webbed stick than from theoretical academics, consequently he is rooting for the doughboys. Coiporul (2) , Supply Serjeant ( 1 ) , Lie ileiiant ( 1 ) , Lacrosse (3, 2, 1), Hundredth Nit ht (4, 3, 2, 1). Honor Committee. Ring and Seal Committee. Howit- zer (2, 1), Rod and Gun Clubs (1), Rtfle lixpeit. Pistol Expert. WILLIAM MILLER VESTAL Al-L.,rge Ft. Monroe, Virginia Jrlow well do we remember Bill in Beast Barracks, and how he became so popular with the detail because he didn ' t eat ice cream. So apparent was their pleasure over Bill ' s ab- stinence that he changed his mind and there- after ate his frozen desert regardless of plea- sure. In short, it is not wise to try a " fast one " on this young man, for you wiW be very disap- pointed in the end. He has distinguished him- self nobly on the track team as a star hurdler and for the first year or so was distinguished in discipline. However, this attribute has depre- ciated slightly since he was caught in the sally- port after taps. " We can say no more. Ask him. An active member in class affairs, popular v.ith both the sexes, and an athlete. Bill is all that Uncle Sam could ask in an embryonic offi- cer. Lieutenant (1), Track (4. 3, 2, 1 ) , Basketball (4), Cross Country (3, 1), Choir (4), Hundredth Night (2). LUSTER AZIL VICKREY Eleiemb District. Texji Hico, Texas ROY FREDERICK VINCENT Ibirt -nintb District, New York Buffalo, New York Vick " was not born in Chicago where a knowledge of rifles and machine guns is prac- tically a necessity. Nor did he come from the wild and woolly where babies are born with pairs of six-shooters hanging from their belts. Yet, he is one of the best pistol marksmen in the Corps. Persistency made him that. The same stuff ranks him well up in his class. The same stuff makes his A-book one of those which can truly be called a real cross-section of a man ' s life at the Academy. In fact, persistency, rather than sensationalism, seems to be his main char- acteristic. His ability to handle a slipstick will get him into any branch he may choose. His per- sistency will make him a success. Football (4), S mmer Baseball (3), Pistol (4, 3, 2, 1), Color Line (3), Pistol Expert. R. .OY IS a warm friend and agreeable companion, willing to help others and apprecia- tive of their assistance. While possibly fickle, he is nevertheless sincere and firm in purpose, un- shaken by trivialities. He has a ready smile and a keen sense of humor, finding pleasure and enjoyment in life. Among those things which afford him the greatest pleasures are horses and hops. Ex- cept for week-ends, when he drags some keen femme, he spends his spare time in riding. He is a rider and snake of no mean repute. Roy Frederick Vincent — snake — goat — horse- man — friend — in all, a hail fellow well met, worthy of the glad hand everywhere. Goll (5), Remount Squad (2), Ri e Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshooter. ALVIN GALT VINEY Saialorul. Calijoy ,ia Altadena. California c, ALIFORXIA, here I cornel This is the tune that has been drumming in this young man ' s head for four years. If you don ' t believe California grows everything from the most beautiful women to bigger and better babies, ask " Al, " for he is a true son of the sunshine state. Besides dreams of home he has found a few minutes off for such odds and ends as aca- demics, the military and social sides of the Academy and other necessary evils. The mili- tary life comes natural to him, he carried his early learning to the Academy and it has stood him in good stead, ' one good deed, no more, something new learned each day, no less " is his formula of success. Alvin has upheld the statement " send us the boy and we return the man. " California, here he comes! You have every reason to be proud of your native son. Coi-potal (2), Capta ii (1), Fe ichig (4, 3, 2, 1), Pointer (3), Rifle Sharpshooter. Pistol Expert. RUSSELL LOWELL VITTRUP Ftjlh Diilucl. Tex., Dallas, Texas J. HIS tall Texan has ambled his way through his four years at the Pomt with the same loose-jointed motions that are really dear to the ones who know him. His easy, slow- Texan drawl, and his sound philosophies of life have gained for him a myriad of friends. A training of the Plains is evident by his abili- ties on both the running track and in the sad- dle, not to say anything of " Slim ' s " aspirations of being drummer in a band. A love of the classics — of good music — art, and admiration of feminine beauty may also be added to his Cosmopolitan assortment of qualities. Predictions of the future are hard to make for " Slim. " Aspirations of the Air Corps or the Doughboys on the part of " Tall Texas " make us predict that any branch to which he comes will receive an excellent officer. Sergeant (1), Track (4, 3. 2, 1). " . " Polo (l. 3). -iS -.r ■ f DANIEL FULBRIGHT WALKER SeriMorial. Tex.is Alvord, Texas We know of no more fortunate com- bination than tliat of soldier, scholar, and gen- tleman incorporated in one mortal. Even in boy- hood days Danny aspired to bear the arms of his country. Many of his present hours are passed in reading of the exploits of Napoleon, Grant, and Lee. May their history aid his prog- ress. " Danny " delves into all forms of knowl- edge. Not even Einstein ' s fourth dimensional theory escaped his notice. The latest activity in this field has been investigations in the art of nonchalantly swinging a cane while wearing an iron hat at the proper angle. He holds the Academy record for generosity. " Danny " shares the hops with his classmates, passes out his rumified tobacco, and swaps fish- ing yarns with the initiated. May his life in the Army hold such lasting pleasures that it will seem one long Virginia Trip. Sergeant (1), Track (4, 3, 2, 1), " A. " JOHN STEIN WALKER SenMorul. Rhode hland Wakefield, Rhode Island J ohnny " is a hustler. The thankless job of top kick was thrust upon him, but he made the company administration hum. Per- haps much of his energy is due to the New Eng- land environment of former days. At any rate the making of rosters and poop sheets means simply the performance of just so much work before he can start something else. We have often wondered where he finds time to work at his hobby of wood carving. Models of boats and airplanes adorn his room on Sun- days. If " Johnny " is not careful, he will be shanghaied into the Medical Branch. He is possessed of a rare sense of humor, a shrewd estimate of worldly values, and a kindly philosophy that is never forced upon his friends. May his efficiency never suffer for want of some- thing to do. Corporal (2), First Sergeant (1), Engineer Foot- ball Team, Summer Camp Baseball Champions. Hun- dredth Night (4), Rifle Marksman. Pistol Marksman. ROBERT WILLIAM WARD St ' Coiiii District. Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio KEENE WATKINS Ser.nti ' entlj Di tuct. I Hi no, s Bloumington, Illinois Be OB came to " L " Co. from Cincinnati, Ohio, and of all the native sons who may be encountered he is one of the most loyal. Like many others he came full of ideals, but unlike many he still has them after four years of mili- tary training. Bob has singled out our four-footed friend the horse to be the recipient of his interest. As a result we find him on the remount squad and spending most of his afternoons at the riding hall or out in the hills on his horse. He also finds time to take advantage of opportunities to shoot and fish. As a lover of the outdoors and of animals he has shown a preference for the Field Artillery or the Infantry as the branch in which he will serve. Sergeant (1), Remount Scjuad (2, 1), Amusement Committee (2), Gun Club, Rifte Expert. o. NE man ' s loss is another man ' s gain. This maxim is especially true when we speak of " " Wat ' s " departure from the class of 1928 to join us, the class of 1929. We are grateful to the mathematics department for en- ablmg us to enjoy Keene ' s companionship. It is conventional in biographies such as this to dwell on the subject ' s commendable attrib- utes. However, in this instance, we are deviat- ing. " Wat ' s character, his industriousness, and his popularity are so far above the average that any attempt would fall far short of his just dues. This statement is made without the slight- est degree of hesitation. Those who in the future will be associated with Keene we look upon with envy, not only because of the inspiration which comes with his friendship but also for their opportunity of serving with a loyal and sympathetic man. Sergeant (1), Football (-4). Rtjle .Mirksm.w. Pistol Marksman. . H RICHARD DAVID WENTWORTH Kmh.,! SMionM Gu.nJ Wichita, Kansas To . o the casual peruser of these pages, this is simply another biography, the chronicle of one, R. D. Wentworth, member of the Class of Twenty-nine. To his classmates, this name presents an entirely different impression. There is nothing prosaic or colorless about this afore- said individual. To prove to the world in gen- eral and to the Academy in particular that he is no ordinary sort of person, " Dick " gained the academic distinction of wearing stars during his yearling year. Then to prove to his classmates that his fame is not limited to being the type one ordinarily associates with honors of this kind, he was elected a Class Officer. " Dick " has an enviable nature. There is a curious mixture of logic, wit, and sincerity about this individual that is a rarity. This is not of that variety which must be isolated, however. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant ( 1 ) , Class ring Committee (4, 3, 2, 1 ) , Class Secre- tary (3, 2, 1), Stars (4), Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Expert. EMERY SCOTT WETZEL Second Diitrht. Montana Billings, Montana If young Lochinvar came out of the West, and if he was really as handy a man with the ladies as the poem gives him credit for being, then it ' s a two-to-one shot that Loch- invar was from Montana. For, after watching Pinky in action at Cullum for three years, we are convinced that the natives of that particular portion of the Great Open Spaces have a gift. How else could we explain that devastating grin? And it ' s not only the ladies who find them- selves powerless when Pinky beams. In spite of his inherent inability to get back from leaves on time, the rosy-cheeked lad has dogged the area after each and every transgression. Maybe it ' s because the Batt Board couldn ' t bear to deprive the hops of the dashing figure of Pink in his red sash. Sergeant (1), Pointer (4), Hundredth Night (4), Hop Manager ( 1 ) , Camp Illumination Committee (1), Rifle Marksman. HAROLD STEVENS WHITELEY Fourth Diilrict, Michigan Dowagiac, Michigan CHARLES DUDLEY WIEGAND SeiiMorul. Mil) Ian J Baltimore, Maryland Th .HERE is a tendency in biographies to attribute to every man every virtue, so tliat in glancing through a group of pages such as these one would experience a feeling akin to that of reviewing the march of the angels, each bolstered up with soft wisps of cloud. It is there- fore refreshing to be able to say, frankly, that it is seldom that we are fortunate enough to in- clude in our acquaintance a man like " Hal " Whiteley. For he has the knack of drawing friends to himself, and then of keeping them ever thereafter. " Hal " is a man of movement and force, whose every move expresses energy and action, an interest in life and a happy fac- ulty for getting things done promptly, thor- oughly, and well. He has for three years man- aged with ability the swimming team, and done it well. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), F rsl Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1), Suinnning (4), Assistant Manager (3, 2). Manager (1), Indoor Meet (3), Houitzer (2), P slol Marksman. M, .ANY times we have dashed around to Dud ' s house for some reason or other. On each occasion we found him in his characteristic posture at his favorite pastime, chess. Beneath a threatening smoke barrage from his trusty brier, he battled imaginary foes across the squares. Innumerable problems were evolved and solved for the betterment of our chess team. Dud ' s post need not look far to find a man- ager for its building difficulties. He directed construction and helped design scenes for the Hundredth Night Show, and was even seen to pitch in and handle a hammer and saw without entirely wrecking the stage. Is it possible that he developed this skill while abroad during fur- lough.- ' Chess Club (4, 3), Manager (2), President (1), Hundredth Night (4, 3, 2, 1), G m Club. Fishing Club. Pistol Marksman. Rifle Marksman. 55 a .■ " %:. HELM GEORGE WILDE Firsi Dninct. Mmn.soU Lake City, Minnesota VjRADUATiON spcUs freedom to most of us. George pipes nothing but countless hours of blissful sleep and delectable damties for the inner man. The valued food may be ob- tainable, but we fear that his love for action will deprive him of the treasured slumber. George uses mass tactics when attacking his problems and lets nothing interfere with his activity. Yet we know that he is human, for at times he applies the Mexican ' s philosophy of " maiiana. " He has rather avoided our social functions. Seldom have we seen him at Cullum more than four times a month. He refused to P. S. in Sum- mer Camp before noon, and has always declined to attend teas except when he was invited. George centers his hopes in the Air Corps. Should he make it, we are certain that his ship will be manhandled. At any rate we expect suc- cess from his efforts wherever he goes. Regimental Supply Sergeant (1), Track (4, 3), Swimming (4 , Soccer (4), Pentathlon (2). _ • W. r Si CHARLES GLENDON WILLIAMSON Eightio District, Texas Houston, Texas Uu Willie " was originally a Navy man and could see nothing but far horizons and long journeys. However, as he grew older he decided the Army would suit him better, and he struggled with writs and Congressmen until he achieved admission to the Academy. While here he has found ample time for de- veloping his drawing ability, urged on in the earlier stages by insistent upper classmen with hop cards. With the impetus thus gained he has continued to entertain and amuse the Corps through his painstakingly executed drawings. His ambitions in life are to make an airplane, do things never before imagined and to make better drawings. May he be successful in both, and any other activities he may undertake in his career as an Army officer. Rifle (3, 2, 1), Howitzer (2, 1), Rifle Sharpshooter. Pistol Marksman. t WESLEY CARLTON WILSON Siihtloyud. MichiRM! Ferndale. Michigan WALTER KING WILSON. JR. At-Urge Washington, D. C. JJehold a man, a philosopher, and a friend with a weakness for sugar cubes and other dainty sweet things. Ah, yes, you guessed it, " Wes " is unfortunately susceptible to mod- ern art. However, he does penance by studying the various religions of our world. An excellent knowledge of all aspects of the subject and an intimate understanding of his particular beliefs may some day prove useful when the post chap- lain contracts the flu. Spare hours in barracks are occupied by music, literature, and letters. Many are the mail draggers that have cursed their luckless lot when " Wes ' s " pen goes into action. When afternoons are presentable he hikes into the hills for a conference with nature. This experi- ence has materially aided his progress with the Boy Scout troop. Wintry afternoons have sped by in the wrestling room or over Navy game signs. W ' lestlhig (4, 3, 2, 1), Sconlmasler (4, .3, 2, 1), Glee Cliih (2, 1), Rijie Marksnnvi. Pistol Marksman. iiLWAYS ready with a smile — but not a grinning fool; handy with a slide-rule — but not a wooden " specoid " ; good at handling a lacrosse stick — but not the big brute " athletic " type. " Weary " is never the extreme where the extreme is undesirable. He believes in modera- tion. He played a sterling game in the Goat- Engineer contest. He plays a good game of tennis for the sheer sport of the contest. He can sing the songs from every play on Broad- way and always knows the latest grinds. He handles a " slipstick " as well as he does a la- crosse stick. In all his versatility, " Weary " comes closer to being a master of all trades than any man we ' ve ever seen. We shall always remember " Weary ' s " sen- sible appreciation of what constitutes the proper uniform to be worn to Navy games. Corporal (2), Fnst Sergeant (1), Lacrosse (3, 2, 1), Basketball (4, 3), Goat-Engineer Game. A. B.. B. A. ' h- I k Tt- BENJAMIN RICHARD W: Fijlh Dntiict. Indiaiut Terre Haute, Indiana JAMES JULIUS WINN SLnatoual. ALrkima Clayton, Alabama Vlthough " Benny " likes to grumble and apparently thinks that the world frowns slightly upon him, yet beneath this exterior of simulated discontent there is a deep apprecia- tion of the true values of life, for at West Point as at no other place one can realize this. A man who, when he sets his mind on a goal, will stop at no obstacle to attain his object, is certain to achieve success. And when he does this with a staunch consistency, a sincerity of effort, and a seriousness of purpose, he has al- ready partially achieved his goal. We are con- fident that " Benny " will make an officer who will lead his men with the same consistency that he has manifested during his stay at the Military Academy. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Captain (1), Football (4, 3, 2, 1), " A. " Htindredth Night (4). w. li nominate Jim for our Hall of Fame; because he is a bear for punishment, hav- ing reached the half century mark for dragging blind; because he is a Southerner, yet doesn ' t always say " you all, " because he enjoys a grind on himself more than he does one on anyone else; because he thinks he is one of the finest baseball players that ever came north of the Mason-Dixon Line (and we often have to agree) ; because Clayton, Alabama looks to him every bit as good as New York; because he has always awakened his roommate in time to make reveille formation; because he is sufficiently carefree to be a most enjoyable companion, and finally because he is as keen a file as we ever want to see. Rifle Marksman. KENNETH JOHNSON WOODBURY ScfUloyul. Mirnt Skowhegan, Maine JP hn " is " D " Company ' s little gift rrom down east in Maine. When he entered the Academy as a plebe, he got his first taste of military life. He liked it so well that he plans to spend the rest of his life — both natural and unnatural — in the Army. He was shunted out of the Company during yearling summer camp, because his name was last alphabetically and the tail-enders always get picked on. However, he came back to remain in the Company for the rest of the course. Yearling year brought the usual academic troubles to him, and as a result, most of the 1926 Christmas leave was spent at West Point, accepting the kind invita- tion of the Mathematics Department. However, the troops were surprised for another yearling left Descrip. behind forever with furlough ahead in the spring. In one respect this Cadet is alone. He would much rather be a perpetual C. C. Q. or O. G. than to ever think of dragging to CuUum. Sergeant (1), Chess (1). RALPH NISLEY WOODS S.,ln:„ul Guard. KJnu ' .ka Gerinc, Nebraska I addy " was bequeathed to us from the class of ' 28 and contrary to the general rule he has proved a bequest more than worthy of any idle praise with which we might shower him. Though he has never been an ardent lover of text-books and " dis " rules he always manages the necessary amount for a week-end leave or a Christmas Vacation. His greatest obsession is track and we boast that he can throw the ham- mer with the best of them. So tall that the ordinary individual appears diminutive when standing beside him. Daddy has a heart as large in all dimensions as he is in height. Need- less to say " A " Co is proud to have a man who holds such a prominent place in the various phases of class activities and school life. Corporal (2), Sergeant (1), Track (-J, 3, 2, I). " A. " Rifle Maiksnian. EDGAR WRIGHT, JR. Fir it District. Tesai Paris, Texas T„ -HE youth dreams ot the day when he will become an Engineer, President, Cowboy, or Outlaw, while Dame Fortune stacks the cards. Since the period of popguns and sling-shots, Eddie has been fascinated by the profession of arms. He is fortunate, indeed, then, that his choice has at last become a reality. Much of Eddie ' s spare time has been passed in studying the art and science of war as pro- pounded by such men as Lee and Jackson. Com- plete mastery of the subject alone can satisfy liim, consequently some of his iiappiest mo- ments have been spent in expounding his own theories to his friends. The necessary Math and the too frequent quill pad have failed to lower Eddie ' s spirits, for his mind is concerned with other things of greater worth. This generous, willing, and ca- pable man does not need our good wishes, for he cannot fail. Sergeant (1), Choir (4, 3, 2, L), Chess Clttb (4, 3,2,1), Pistol Sharpshooter. DON ZABRISKIE ZIMMERMAN Stn.jtornil. Oregon Eugene, Oregon Xt would be impossible to portray Heinle ' s character in a few paragraphs. None of us has learned to know him intimately, for there is a tinge of mysteriousness in his nature which holds and fascinates you as you attempt to discern him. He possesses a wonderful un- derstanding of human nature and has learned many things in life which others of us have missed. The bert thing aboi ' t Don is his personality. To know him is to like and respect him, and there ' s scarcely a coul on the Post who does not know him, from the school children to the heads of the Academic Department. Such a man should surely be conceited, but he is the most modest of men. It is small wonder that he is the most popular man in his class. Football (4, 3), Basketball (4, 3, 2, 1), Ca[ lain { ), " A " (2, ),Baseh.,U { i, r 2, 1), -.■{ ' ■ (x 2, 1). Choir (4, 3, 2, 1), S z a . i .SV v,,, Tc.uh,, (3, 2, 1), Class President (3, 2, 1), ■ ) ' B.iuij iel LoDiiiiillee. Rifle Expert. Pistol Expert. ill q rj L y. c -( !: Dct .icl cd C: dct Lisr 1 N iiliieer, win. n serving on spteial (. ut , .i ay hom troops, is e.irried on the D.O.L. (De- Vrach ed Offie ers List) . Mcanino t lat he s t ■ngat ;ed in some piursuit, vvliie h d out itr ictly m lirary ib nevertheless akin to his pro ession. The names t i.it are listed under he D.C L. (De ached Cadet List) are tho e oi ' men who let t, 1929 to take up their dtuy m otht ■r p ursii ts. Though not now attached to the Ac idemy tliey are, io e ' ei , bound to it by that spi •It w hic h IS inculcated into everyone v. ' ho has ever been a member o the eorps. Ray. lond Harl.n Adkins Bayard Spencer Chambers Wal er Edwin Ahearn Henry Newman Clark Osk, r Trice Aichel Ralph Clark Lafa •ette Wallis Alves Christian Hudgins Clarke, Jr. Wil iam Theodore Andrews Ernest Lee Cole Lee Aucoin Harry Irving Conklin Gecirge Winston Bates Charles Robert Conroy Ml If ird Andrew Bauman Daniel Anderson Cooper D,.n Id Carl Arthur Beckford Cliarles Rupert Crlett Dor. n Lewis Bellamy Joseph Eversule Cornett Don Id Lee Bensinger David Lavelle Cowger Roy Arthur Bishop Cecii Amos Davis Male ilm Keith BUickwell Joseph Patrick Devery Bern ird Blakeman Will..im Hom Downey Edward Joseph Boatwick Forrest Edric Dreyer Peter William Breene, Jr. John Cameron Earle Lawrence Everett Burleigh George Hawk Eastin John Victory Joseph Brennan No.man Ellsworth Eliason Ralp 1 Henry Brewen Harry Herbert Eller D.m Id Scales Bridges V.rgil Homer Elliott Ken. eth Merle Brinkhous Oscar Clarence Eng Rich. rds Montgomery Br.stol John Lester Field Perc) Howard Brown, Jr. John Thomas Fitzsimmons, Jr. John Victor Joseph Brozey James William Flav.n. Jr. Virg 1 Emery Carmichael Earl Douglas Foster John Florian Carson Paul Brant Frame Will am Bryan Carter Glenn Milton Eraser Jame s Aloysius Casey Grover Mason Gaffney Walt er Charles Casey William Paul Gkason T -C ■ Arthur Cleveland Goodwin, Jr Ford Norfleet McNeil, Jr. Vernon Carlisle Greene Thomas Otis Manion George Findley Griffiths Frederick Frank Martyn Carl Herman Gustavson Gerry Leonard Mason William Ayres Hampton Frank Fleming Melton James Alexander Hand Freddie Leroy Miles Albert Everett Harris Earl Roosevelt Mitchell William Harry Hart Ned Dalton Moore John Charles Hayden John Moore Highberger Jordan DuBois Hill Lucius Roy Holbrook, Jr. Earnest Charles Holzworth Forrest Hunt Howland Vernon Clare Hoyt Charles Ingram Humbcr, Jr. Edwin Lynds Johnson Ellwood Leslie Johnson Lewis Bernhart Johnson Charles Waller Jones Samuel Edward Jones Harvey Monroe Jopling John Christopher Judge, II Carl Fred Earnest Kahre Thomas Burney Kinard Irvili Courtner King John Elson Kirkpatrick Wrete Fletcher Land Ralph Scott LaRue Richard Ernst Lieberth Edward Paul Jones Liston Joseph Raymond Lochrie Franklin Sisson Longan James Sawyer Luckett Walter Frederick Luebkert Charles Amne Lusk, Jr. Joseph William McCarthy Merle Kenneth McClintock Phillip Howard McArthur Robert D.in McKim Donald Victor McMillan Joseph Sheldon Morris Austin MuUins Jean Gardner Murphy Russell Moore Newson Buford Russell Nyquist Joseph Passarella Dorsey Allan Paul James Wallace Pearson, 11 George William Rumsey Perry Belden Garnett Pirkle Joseph Patrick Puig Claude Mitchell Reaves, Jr. Cedric Gruff Reynolds Kenneth Latimer Rhoades William Reynolds Rhoades Baury Bradford Richardson Edward Roberts Holton Clarke Rogers Lucian Adrian Rowell Henry Estil Royall Lloyd Gerald Sanders James Franklin Sartain Francis Martin Sasse Martin Julius Sather Howard Stauffer Schilling Sidney Lockhart Scott, Jr. Donald Serrell John Sidney Shaw George Edward Shepard Clifford Haynes Shimmel Frederick James Simpson Glenpatric Shrock Hobart Amory Smith ■1). c 4 Richard Buckner Smith Raymond Charles Sommer William Bryan Spillers Harold Curtis Staples Wilfred Adolphus Steiner Ruben Gray Stewart Seibert Strayer Charles Raymond Swilley Brent Gaston Thompson Charles Amos Thompson Charles Oswald Thompson James Edward Thompson Roy Simpson Thompson Robert Edward Thornburgh Aubry Percy Trawick Andrew Julian Urness Donald Sutlierland Van Meter Clifford Cristopher Wagner Frank James Walker Thomas Ferguson Wall Cecil Rhoades Walley Fred Nathaniel Ward George Edward Waters Joseph Alfred Webber Frederick Reginia Weber Charles William West Wilcox Barnes ' Wild George Elmer Williams John Burrows Williams, Jr. Woodford Wright Wilson Richard Clifton Winebar The Fi OUXDLIS G TO THE QkADUATE From the halls of a hundred cities. From the plains and the mountain sides, Our hearts turn back to the Highlands; Grim walls by the Hudson ' s tides, And we join in the joyous chorus. We yield you our pride and praise; In spirit we stand beside you Tomorrow, your Day of Days. For you the battle is ended. You have won in the gruelling fight; We share your joy, our comrades, As you kneel by your arms tonight. Tomorrow your triumph is blazoned, •Gold spurs and a bright, blue blade; Tomorrow you mount the throne-steps, Tomorrow, the accolade. But tonight, we beg you remember The days when our ranks were filled. When we marched by your side to the battle. Or ever our hopes were stilled; When we shared your joys and sorrows And tested your friendship true; The days, when we who are fallen Were Sons of the Eagle, too. Tomorrow — forget we existed, Press on to your higher goals. But tonight we beg for an instant To meet you as fellow souls. " Grip hands with us " here at parting. Ere tomorrow your victory ' s hailed. But tonight — accept the tribute Of your comrades, who tried and failed. L. M. Lnnpns. Hx. 24 : ' ■ ' .., - ' i .v ' - ' ii: ? t; i..i. i ' J ' , ; - f fej ' ... 1 i, ! ; . ; ■ ' in (! II ' ' iM ' H . ' ' % 4, f i JR, iPH «, Pfcu •. ' FIRST CLASSMEN ( LASS Officers I(}2() Richard D Went worth Louis A Hammock CAin Alhltln Repit eiitMnt m ! , lA. ' x JJji ill h t!j fMii ' i!! ' ,: i f ; ' FIRST CLASSMEN Officers igig IM ll 1 PlEBE l EAK Eternal hope, bewil- derment, a chani ed te, the thrill of be- coming members of the Corps, mathemat- ics, recognition — all in one short year. S ' f 1K w fAaal We saw grey walls and an uphill climb. The ferry left us as we bade farewell to civilian life. Our first line up. But Not Forgottpn " GrT IN LiNP The Zero Hour I Through the grey walls. Assignment and instruc- tion. Manual of tlie suit- case. We accjuired rudi- ments in the gentle art of bracing. Onici. L-Du.Mh jF.i.iFvn IT OK Not The Nth Trip m Mil Blf H Our bedding initiation. We changed to Plebe skins and started Doughboy drill. Few provisional squads had all of their members SI remaining. V " They All Survived GrNTLFMnN — By Act of Congress We took the oath re- quired of cadets. The barbers and the waiters greeted us. Strenuous exercise led to hearty appetites. Male Delilahs Chanticleer, in Pe Bring on the Tac The French Moncment A tremendous explosion terminated our slumbers next morning. Rooms were placed in order and we departed on our first sight-seeing trip. Mi:!;! The First Class to Cross Camp at Last Practice marches pre- pared us for the Plebe Hike. Miles were end- less and feet acquired blisters. Our best friend, the Mess Sergeant. m-.m We toiled at the shrine of Terpsichore. Our Su- perintendent left us. " K " Co. had its May Dance and P.M.E. held sway. Thus Plebe year became history. May Day Pageant QUFEN AND HFR CotiRl r ' ' ' mm Recognition Camp Construction We clasped hands with our seniors, trod the air while our heads swam, and bade good-bye to ' 26. Followed days of marksmanship and camp construction. T jmMtm jm mm . . . 1 We entered Camp Clin- ' P i ton. Eternal rain was 1 brightened by Bill ' s vis- " its. Snakes received hair- ■ « ' ' ' , ■ cuts while deadbeaters k -iik received their pills. S ' _ --r y ' _j»- ij; 9 s tte Bill the Boodler Wa-itk or T( Sick Report m riE jOf AmMmMmyw mjifiimm 1 " iiljypi 1 Inspectors inspected and dealt out more quill. But what cared wewhen the parapet, swimming hole and mail bag ever soothed our troubled souls. Delafield Raft != g Mute Muzzle The Mail Cart v ' VVW V ' V WW - (I 1 ■i - s;jMr V " ---S_-B U i F ' s» -- Shades of Kosciusko Thk Boat Hou; Old Hudson was daily dotted with bouncing, tipping canoes. We learned of the arts of war at Battle Monu- ment — then followed our interpretation in the Entjineer Gardens. Right by Elephants Tactics and Tomatc H p pc . et aiH yii.. . fe -i __ HiS i y S Si To demonstrate our knowledge we left our happy home for the bat- tlefield of the Torne. Weary troopers learned to smile again while the radio did its stuff. The Popolopen Station " WEAN- Summer ' s End Our happiest days ended with Camp II- kimination. Academics and tall parades were forgotten during the perfect trip to Chicago Navy escaped with a tie. ' fC .j€ i,?,T,ivftii.ii, i. -iA i. ' ii- IIP ' The Ql ' EEN ' s Revie x- GlNFRAL SIMMI Mi ii ' imtm Anothf.r Review Battery Schofield Then came glorious hours with our staunch defenders, the fixed em- placements. Days grew warmer and moons more mellow. We grabbed our bags and left on FURLO. ' Maud at Home " Dress Parade ' Battery Byrne Second Qlass I e mi Tkv to Find It 1 1 1 1 1 lii 1 1 lYii 1 1 i 1 SB St i None can forget Furlo Hop and the return to duty. We found our- selves in a movie, but all too soon we were plunged into the real life of academics. ■ m « r ill 1 liR ' 1 ' i,i1 fr " " sM M A Way to Knowledge The First Parade ' Boodlers regained its popularity. Conse- quently our names again dotted the sick-book. Tiie Goats were unbeat- able and Navy donated bathrobes. Riding Hall Riding, hiking, and touring continued to oc- cupy our time. Our final study of the big guns preceded our last game with the Middies at West Point. Back from Lunch Navy Lacrosse Revolt in the Area Spring, baseball and flir- tation walk were never sweeter. " 28 left us and we bade good-bye to the lady on Battle Monu- ment as we departed for Virginia. Gef ' s Point Still Unfickle Farewell ' 28 Headfd South The novelty of our new sea legs did not pre- vent pleasant hours of day dreaming. The re- ception committee de- stroyed our final doubts. Thf Good Ship Th.ar She Blo ; Old Point Comfort 1 « . ?l A is;Kiix: ; :vv:v : v«:: Davis ' Casemate Balloons ceased to func- tion and sleeves were made more holey. We stole away from the fir- ing line to secure mon- sters for the mess. Going Fishing JdUiU JUJUH J AM. ■a ' .C I Targrt Bug Liciit Hours of dodging fish- ing boats led to a dislocated sleeve. We folded our tents and sped for Langley Field. Hopes were high. Stidfnt Pilots The ships right dressed We jumped aboard ane soon climbed into the clouds. A marine pic nic enlivened one alter noon. Eventually the rubber cow jumped over the hangar while we gazed from the rocking gon- dola. We visited York- town and its common law period church. YORKTOWN ClIURC Coming Down Fort Eustis with her many social activities next caused us to sense the shorts and overs in rare style. Days and nights were never hap- pier. Demonstration The Railway Artillery did its worst. We sailed for Washington. Fort Leonard Wood ' s tanks performed. We attended our final hop. Finally we entrained for home. Over the Top $5 " - vr3rm The RoiiND-l ' i Coming Home The Hell-Cats Camp Clinton Reveille was as un- reasonable as ever. Prac- tice marches were hard on drill uniforms, but we managed to look pre- sentable at parades. Po- lice call brought out the brooms. n n The Barber Shop A Practice Marci Front and Center Boots and Saddles There was much to be learned of the noble horse on our cavalry hikes. Tactics was dis- cussed with the proper gravity, but it was really fun. i a Attention Has We made way to- gether and constructed the bridge. Wu ' c en- tanglements, trips to Bannermans ' Island, and a final smoker for the Yearlings made days complete. At the Smoker The Arsen. l Construct the Bridge 77iKST (Jlass 7 EAR v Football season fur- nished many thrills plus S. M. U. ' s scalp. We rolled our wors- ted sashes, griped at the plehes, and ate in the new mess ha The old fight was never stronger, so Harvard and Yale donated rea- sons for trips and vic- tories. The new mess hall acquired a front. CuLLUM Stairs New Mess Hall General Dawes Revi Ordnanxe Museum Autumn gave way to winter. Coasting in the hills repaid hours of classes, inspections, and blind drags. Then came our rmgs and the last Christmas leave. Gener.al ■W. ' shi. gton After a Spill Class Format[o _ r.; 1 ' 2 ijiJ: ' J Kl H w ■ta. BI K ! ■L - " I . . ' iiLd|ffrl i Kj|MM| l u C BSi WI bBB 1 ■i The Hundredth Night performance and cadet plays kept up the morale of the area birds. Spring was no more glorious than our final recitation as cadets. WiNTFK Sports 1 " S S I i II ! a s s y 5 : : : ii j i i i J ' .} W The Suits c;. kdfn June grew warm. We recalled cooler moments when snow greeted our march, and days when mornings were spent in the clouds and after- noons in the water. Goin ' Swimmin ' The Million Dollar View 1 fTH ' mm s l The O. A. O. arrived at the hotel. We took her to Trophy Point and Boodlcrs. Tlicn we dis- appeared down Flirta- tion until time for the inevitable p-rade. SI End oe Flirtation The Candy Kids From the Air A lone airman was at- tracted by our chapel ' s chimes. He sailed over the old mess hall, peaked into the Super- intendent ' s garden, and then disappeared into the west. Tiir. Gi;nik. l i G. kui.n The Old Chapel GR. NT Hail The Superintendent ' s GARDE i The Review Eternal parades. We daslied from barracks, formed ranks, marclied past the " i old tooth, " and i ave the crowds a treat. The evening hop was perfect. Deserted Barracks Across the Pla Parade Over The engineers received their stars. We dropped in to watch the horse sliovv and the crowds hirer rallied around to see the athletic review. The Generals Box From Fort Put. The Horse S}|i F FRv M. N , N Athlete W ' E Pass in Rf For the Old Grads The old gratis turned out to hear us sing " Alma Mater " and " The Corps, " and to re- ceive the review. Then thrill ot thrills, the one and only Graduation Parade. OldGrai.s (Jl More Movies Front and Centr 1 « W V- fcs Graduation Reveille At dawn we paraded around the area in neg- ligees. Bags and trunks were packed, we re- ceived our diplomas — but for a few. Chapel was still compulsory. m „ _ F- -i-ii i F « " ...JLt-f ' It Homeward Bou The Final Ceren " mm WF If 1 i 1 Four eventful years have passed. Others will come, but nothing can destroy the glowing memories that remain with the class of ' 29. - C-_ " i - V- ' d again ■ THROUGH THE SALLY-PORT g v Page 296 ' U I.JhIi li m ' A- •i fi fc ' : ' ni -iT .- % 1- 5 «» :- %m t» h SECOND CLASSMEN The Qlass of ig o IT IS not without a cer- tain amount of regret that we witness the passing of Second Class year. It has been a good year, all things considered, a year to hearken back to, a year from which to recall fond memories. They told us it was a deadbeat — certainly many nights were devoted to assimilating recent fic- tion, to improving one ' s Bridge game, or to catch- ing up on what sleep a blind drag may have caused to be placed in the debit column. However, to pass the year off thus lightly would be but to belittle great accomplishments — as Avogadro, the Chemistry Department ' s " Man of Silence, " is reported to have once coyly remarked. It must have been in an unguarded moment, as Avvy ' s utterances have been but all too infrequently preserved for future generations of Cadets. But, to the work . . . Second Class year marks the greatest turning point in the life of a Cadet. In a sense — we are " arrived. " Past is the inexperience of Plebe year, the drudgery of Year- ling year. We have been on furlough. We have com- pleted our service as " Juniors. " Now, we stand on the threshold of First Class year. Behind us stretches the road of accomplishment, before us the vista of our last year at the Academy — " our " West Point! It is for us to take up where others have left off, assuming those responsi- bilities and privileges which are so much a part of the life of First Classmen. Furlough exerts a great influence upon the mind, the appearance, the outlook, of the man on leave. On the Class of 1930, its influence was no less than on pre- cedmg classes. We were glad to depart on furlough; wt enjoyed our leave; and when it was all over, we turned again towards these gray walls with a certain feeling of pride, of possession, which can come only after an absence from West Point. Even Archimedes, whose ramblings about the Philos- ophy lecture room never fail to arouse interest, admitted as much, on returning from a recent journey to Highland Falls. Archimedes ranks with Avogadro as a great bulwark of Second Class year. Without them how could we have mastered the difficulties of Phil and Chem. ' How could we have hoped to complete this critical year in our history ? The thought was indelibly impressed on our mind the last night of furlough. " There is no doubt about it, " a classmate remarked as he peered from beneath an Astor Hotel bed on that last hot August night of freedom. " Furlough certainly gives one a new perspective! " At the time, his actual vision was limited, but what he said was couched in words of wisdom. After two years within these walls, furlough is a tonic which — notwithstanding the fact that it goes to the heads of some — comes as a blessed stimulant after the rigors of discipline and study. While away from West Point, a new feeling for the Academy is born, a new respect for its traditions which remains for all time. Once we were told that to return from furlough was to become a Cadet — in the true sense w SECOND CLASSMEN of the word. We pass tlwt on tor what it may be worth. It is sufficient to say that we have obtained a new view- point — a viewpoint which i,nves a wider and greater vision of the purpose and teachings of the iMihtary Academy. We look back over this Second Class year with pride; the remembrance of many joyous occasions serves to bring smiles to our faces. Standing out among the many great events is a glorious football season. Again, the Corps saw every game, and what games! We saw the team tackle as tough a schedule as any team in the coun- tr) ' dared face. We saw the season emerge a successful one, and our own " Red " Cagle achieve as unanimous an All-American as any player in the country. We saw other great Army teams in action during the past year — a year which rivalled any in the history of the Acad- emy for athletic greatness. Who can forget the thrills of some of the close games — thrills which never seem to be lacking, no matter how many games one may see. The last Saturday in December saw us depart on the second Christmas leave for our Class. Some of us en- joyed it to the fullest extent. Others found it lacked that indefinable something which accompanied Yearling leave — the first from West Point. Yet it marked the last freedom for a year, and it can be safely said that all made the most of it. Speaking of memories, there is one which remains head and shoulders above other significant happen- ings. There is no one among us who can forget Colonel Carter ' s famous expedition to view the eclipse of the moon. Promptly at I. 5 A. M. on the coldest morning in November, twelve alarm clocks sounded the zero hour in as many rooms. (Recently, Archimedes denied this, saying that offi- cial computations had placed the temperature at 16 above — but we refused to listen, and rewarded his efforts with only a reproachful glance.) At the sound of the clocks, the detailed " Paul Reveres " — ranking com- pany corporals — arose sleepily and peered out to find the O. C. ready, and the signal for the formation — one light — shining from the poop deck. From restful slum- ber, the remainder of the Class was disturbed and turned out to view the phenomena of the earth ' s shadow across the moon. After severe hardships, and toils with all kinds of weather, the expedition reached the football practice field. There, telescopes were mounted and cleared for action. Lunar sailed serenely overhead, but as the hour of the eclipse drew nigh, dark and foreboding clouds began to obscure her, snow and rain blotted out the landscape, and cries of dissatisfaction arose from the members of the expedition. Close huddles were formed to preserve what little heat remained in the party, and much stamping of feet and flapping of arms enlivened the atmosphere. At rare intervals during the next few hours, the moon condescended to show at least a portion of her well- known face to the eager watchers. Telescopes were hur- riedly focused and trained upon the elusive satellite, but to no avail, as fresh clouds rolled into view. Finally, the an Class Officers — Class of 19}. R. C. Hutchinson, President T. C. Odom, Vice-President S. F. Crawford, Secretary R. C. Parker, Treasurer C. K. Cagle, Athletic Representative R. J. Wood, Historian HISTORY— Coiiliiiued expedition was abandoned and, looking for all the world like the retreat from Moscow, the Class returned to bunks for a scant ninety minutes ' sleep until reveille. " That, " said Avogadro, in one of our recent chats with him, " undoubtedly marks a real high light in the history of the Second Class! " t Duchring, George C Washington Gibb,s, George W Washington Gibner, Herbert C Washington W King, Ludlow Washington B UHI Lewis, Millard Washington ■ ■ Miller, Troupe, Jr Washington " Patrick, Bream C Washington k v Taylor, William N W.ishington " Wooten, .Sidney C Washington £ir FLORIDA Beasley, Oscar B Gainesville H 1 r Johnson, Marvin C GEORGIA I ' " ry 1 Anderson, Harry C Savannah J Brandt, Carl A Fort Benning M Clark, Christian H Atlanta li kl l Heriot, James J Savannah irii IDAHO ■1 Hciiman, Charles L., Jr Rathdrum Mitchell, Herbert V Moscow ILLINOIS Blanchard, Paul W., Jr Highland Park Bogart, Theodore F Rossville Carrithers, Truman W Peoria Emery, Russell G Chicago ALABAMA Heimerdinger, Earl H Keller, Edward B Chicago Evanston Ganey. Wiley D Hurt, Marshall H., Jr Andalusia T uskegee Kimpton, Theodore R Landon, Kurt M Chicago Carlinville Maxwell, Winston P Tuscaloosa Mandelbaum, Albert J Chicago Morrow, Samuel L Birmingham Piper, Clark N Paris Ohme. Herman W Montgomery Rothschild, Jacquard H Chicago Riley, Jasper J Sachs, Edward I Scott, Robert L Evanston Peoria ARKANSAS Terry, Frederick G East St. Louis Dickinson, William D Little Rock INDIANA CALIFORNIA Eckert, William D Ewbank, Keith H Madison Kingman Bartletl, LeRoy J Berkeley Freeman, Richard S Winamac Brett, James Q Palo Alto Hutton, Carl I Terre Haute Dudley, John H Oakland Taber, Alden P Bluffton Fuller, Arthur L San Francisco Langdon, Wendell H Los Angeles IOWA Parker, Richard C Carmel Ausman, Neal E Cherokee W..tson, Albert J San Francisco Garton, George G Gunderson, Clarence H Des Moines Forest City CONNECTICUT Murrel, John H Nyquist, Buford R Cedar Rapids Clinton Boyd, Harry R Danielson Shaffer, Lyman H Clariton Crabb, Frederick G., Jr New Haven Kowalski, Frank, Jr. Meriden KANSAS Wehle, Philip C Norwalk Bosworih, Lawrence A Darrah, James T Witchiu Fort Leavenwortli COLORADO Lee, Morris J Paola Guthrie, John S. La Juni.i Stevens, Eli S Witchita Harris, William H, Buena Visia KENTUCKY DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Grubbs, William E Hamlett, Barksdale Junction City Columbia Booth, Robert H Washington Jones, Samuel E New Castle Carmichael, Roderick I... Jr.. Washington Perry. George W, R Russelville Clark, Paul Jr Washington (Co„„.:uJ on p.„ -10- ' 1 »K»« ji . JP__ jK-vJ»4iJp» .JB-.--J - ' ■■ • • •- -«w Si. JR. ' JP « THIRD CLASSMEN The ( lass of ig i THE press of academics and the furlo fever have robbed the Year- lings of a beautiful and chronological class diary — in its stead we humbly submit a few letters from the files of the friends of Frederick Van Blarcom Gusman, or just Gus, glorious goat, snake supreme, whose name is found more often on the gig sheet than on the first section rolls ; and whose soles are far more near and dear to the area than his collar will ever be to stars. The first missive is one to his prep school roommate, back in the old " Home State University, " dated June 9, 1928: Dhar Bill: June week is over and how my neck hurts! My chin has been tucked in for the last time and I ' m now ready to take on the famous Yearling slouch and hard-earned rest. June week is a glorious occasion for upper classmen and their fami- lies, but to a plebe it ' s one of life ' s greatest tribulations. Just one parade after another — standing out there on the parade ground at at- tention wondering if you will ever have the mean disposition that seems to be characteristic of all upper classmen, both individually and collectively. But Recognition Day! Don ' t let my idle words ruin its beauty. Back from the big P-rade — everybody laughing — everybody shaking hands — one of the upper classmen asking you to drag for him to Graduation Hop — you won- der how you ever thought there weren ' t good files. Tonight is graduation hop — have to stop and spoon up the hop shoes. Number two is written to Mrs. " V; truggling Yearling. Yours, Gl- Dear Mother: J " " - ' «• 928. Once again we are in the summer work. You ' d be surprised at how much of a soldier your boy is getting to be. They call the month of June " Yearling Deadbeat, " but don ' t believe it. Every morning we go down to fire on the range. The rain never ceases. I think I ' ll be able to ciualify as marksman in both rifle and pistol — at least I hope to, or 111 be down firing again in August during my supposed afternoons off. Your loving son, Frederick. P. S. — Do you remember I told you I was going to drag a beautiful girl for one of the upper classmen to Graduation Hop? She wasn ' t M 4 IV THIRD CLASSMEN beautiful at all; she ' s what ' s commonly known as L. P. In the future I ' ll drag only girls I ' ve seen beforehand. On August 18th, Gus writes another informative epistle to his former " cit " buddy. Dkar Bill: In some ways this summer camp is all right, and again in other ways it is all wrong. The work is terrible, but the afternoon dragging is nice. We had to walk guard during the month of July. Six nights on guard cost me two pairs of shoes. To recuperate after guard we had drill under the charming tutelage of the Army ' s premier bayonet in- structor. ' We moved at a dead run for only one hour. " Formforbayonet- training! " " With the other man ' s rifle, on guard! " As long as I live there ' ll be nightmares in which I ' ll hear those commands; and in which a grim ogre will loom out of the dust and shout, " Move! Carry on! All you know! " The summer manoeuvres were a washout. And when I say " wash- out, " I mean " washout. " For four days we floundered in mud as deep as that which gives atmosphere to the World War moving pictures. Rain, muck, mules; there you have Popolopen in three words. There goes first call for extra instruction in dancing — write to, Your pal Gus. i ' e had Dl. ' ir Bill: I thought we ' d get all our practical military training in summer camp, but the climax. The box lunches, known in vulgar slang as P. M. E. lunches, that the courage of any soldier. Ever since there have been football trips there have been P. M. E. lunches containing, to wit: One apple — perhaps the one that spoiled the proverbial barrelful, one egg — as hard boiled as Cadet-Lieutenant Merriwell, who skinned me for " egg on braid " when we arrived at Yale for the game, one dill pickle — as sour as the blind drag my math instructor wished on me, one " Big Boy " — a commercial preparation passing for dessert but so named because of its awe-inspiring qualities, one paper container of milk — which only a juggler could manage on a West Shore train, last and probably least, two sandwiches — the jam and slip kind, wherein two slices of bread are jammed together and they neglect to slip in the meat. All in all, ' tis a worthy preparation; for under any circumstances they would make the most timid soldier desperate enough to mount to the Nov. 28 1928. footb. II trip s added the crownmg to eat while entrain, were fit to try heights of heroism. Yours always Gus. ¥. Cla s Officers — Class of 19 i H. W. Manskihld, President J. B. Sullivan, Vice-President J. K. Waters, Secretary M. W. Arnold, Treasurer C. L. Decker, Historian E. J. TiMBERLAKE, Jr., Athletic Representatiit Then only few days before the reward for a year and a half of work: Dec. 12, 1928. Dear Dad: In the last three weeks of writs I ' ve been through the hardest time I ' ll ever go through in my life. Although there is no Santa Claus about this place, I don ' t see how they can " turn me out " and take my Christ- mas leave away from me. I ' ve lost ten pounds. Dad, and feel actually debilitated. I swear your son needs a rest. Work, work, work — that ' s all we Yearlings have done. We ' ve learned a lot, too. For instance I suppose you think the famous Abe Lincoln was President of the United States; but he wasn ' t, he ' s captain of " B " Co. and he ' s getting all the Yearling goats through the math writs. Dad, after I ' ve bought my ticket I ' ll be almost broke, 1 wonder if you could send me fifty dollars. Your loving son, Frederick " Van B. Glisman. In the last of this series we get a little of a Third Classman ' s phi ophy — an insight into that which ke seems hard and the burden heavy. rps pluck up when the way April 15, 59 days ' t 1929. 1 Furlo. to be at home again. These are gray d P-rade. For variety we have more t all is. While I haven ' t shone as a Dearest Mother: You realize how anxious I days, very gray. Drawing, dri drawing, drill and P-rade. How painful After all, it ' s really been worth while brilliant scholastic or athletic light, I ' ve learned a great deal. Two years in the Corps give a man an outlook on life that is real. These two years have convinced me that after all, the things you taught me are the things that count. " Duty, Honor and Country " are no mere phrases. It is only by following the motto and by dint of hard work that one can ever be something worth while. That is the lesson every Cadet learns — and learns well. A few more days of hard Aork, then June week, the gala time ot the year — then Furlo and home. Your loving son. ■! I ALABAMA Adams. Andrew J Samson Farris, Glenn A Montgomery Feagin, John A Montgomery Howze. Charles N Marion ARIZONA Bcthune. Philip H , Phanix ARKANSAS Brown, Robert Q Dermott Caraway, Forrest Janesboro Coolidge. Joseph B Helena CALH-ORNIA Beebe. Royden E., Jr Presidio, San Francisco Cheal. Robert M Oakland Dishman, Addison V San Francisco Dudley, Howard H Redlands Kerwin. Arthur R.. Jr Hollywood MacLachlan, Clifton L San Diego Peters, Ernest C Pasadena Powell, Francis G San Diego Smith, Charles C, Jr Oakland Taul, Horace W Calwa Young, Millard C Los Angeles Huffman. George R Redlands COLORADO Schomburg. August Denver CONNECTICUT Carlson, Gunnard W New Britain Damberg, Carl F Stony Creek Hogan, Arthur H New Haven Mahoney. William J. Norwich Mathews, John H Bridgeport Ondrick, John G New Britain DISTRICT OI- COLUMBIA Berry, John A., Jr Washington Bonestcel, Charles H., Ill Washington Brown, Edward A., Jr Washington Cron. Lucius N Washington Daley, John P Washington Dannemiller, Augustus W Washington Easterbrook. Ernest F Washington Hoover, Warren H Washington Howard, Charles E. N., Jr Washington Moses, Merillat Washington Park, James W Washmgton Parker, Edward M Washington Patterson, Donald R Washington Pratt, Raymond S., Jr Washington Thuney, Francis M Washington Troxel, Orlando C, Jr WashingKm DELAWARE Fletcher. George E Newark FLORIDA Frederick. Charles Winter Haven Pressley, Milton H.. Jr Miami Tyler, Orville Z., Jr Jacksonville Workizer, Daniel T St. Petersburg GEORGIA Chappell, Julian M Americus Cole, Loren F Marietta Gurr, James W Dawson Houser, Houston, P., Jr Perry Parham, William L Nashville Sams, James B Barnesville Smart, Jacob E Climax Train, William F Savannah Williams, Hoyt D Monroe Woodward, William R Jackson HAWAII Cooper. Harry B., Jr Honolulu ILLINOIS Carlmark, Carl W Moline Carlson. Gunnar C Moline Daily, Jackson Bloomington Del Campo. Angelo R., Jr Chicago Fisher, Merle L Savanna Hartman, George F Lawrenceville Hercz, Arthur R Chicago Hughes, Harold A Bloomington Hoy, Charles E Chicago Lane, Richard H Gibson City Motherwell, David M Chicago Saint. Frederick G Elmhurst Thompson, Hundley A Galesburg Sullivan, John B Decatur Uhlman, Harold R Blue Island Muenter, Hilberd F Hoyleton Westermcier, John T Carlinville (Continued on page 306) I i FOURTH CLASSMEN 7 £ ( I ii i OF ig l. ON the second day of July, 1928, three hundred and eighty young men looked on the gray pile of West Point with a peculiar personal inter- est. We, the Class of 1932, entered the United States Military Academy, and ceased for nine weeks to think and act as individuals. We experi- enced only vague mass emo- tions. Each one ' s individual traits were submerged in one great Ducrot personality. Every morning voices cursed in unison at the brazen cacophony of reveille. When we drilled on the Plain there was a sort of devilish harmony in our movements. Necks went back together, and chests were raised as one. Hymns went up to Heaven in chorus at parade time — the age-old Prayer for Rain. Even on week-ends we craved the same simple recreations: boodle, skags, the Cosmopolitan, and above all, sleep. Enough generalizing. History is concrete and chrono- logical. It is established that the Class of 1932 entered this place much as Plebes have done and as Plebes will do. We were welcomed by the gentlemen of the First Class in the traditional manner, sent on innumerable trips to the Cadet Store, sheared, gray-shirted, and cast out on the grill of the Area. Under a merciless sun we charged and wheeled, marched and counter-marched, while the white-graveled Area glared up at us, and the old clock marked the plodding hours. We had a Detail. Even sophisticates, wilted by the heat and by the strangeness of the experience, feared those swift-moving, white-gloved figures as a sort of supernatural beings, impossible to satisfy. They were not made of the same stuff as the awkward, sweating Plebes, we thought. (O Men of the Beast Detail, now we know that you are quite human. We know that some of you are not as implacable as you seemed.) Those few weeks of Beast Barracks are, in retrospect, like the hastily thumbed pages of a photograph album. There are pictures of gray skirmish lines dotting the green of the Plain, of fiercely angry bayonet drill, of the cool gloom of Cullum during dancing instruction, of impromptu formations in the shower-rooms, of first parade (hot ramrods in our spines, and the spec- tators seen through a golden haze of sweat), of guard in summer camp at night. As Beast Barracks drew to a close we began vigorously to pipe the Plebe hike. Mohansic, Mahopac, Os- cawanna — there was romance in those exotic names. Nature, how- ever, was a realist. It rained. We trudged mile after weary mile in water-soaked shoes, leaving sick and footsore classmates at every place we rested. We will remember guarding the picket line at Mohansic, trying Hi FOURTH CLASSMEN desperately to count thirty-six sleeping horses that were a solid mass in the darkness. We will remember the after- noon in Mahopac. sleeping mi nMiivel. wrapped in a blanket, while the cold rain pattered down on our shelter tents. Especially we will remember the sharp disappoint- ment when we stopped only for lunch at Oscawanna, making a forced march to West Point in the afternoon. With the Plebe hike over, events rushed in on us. The Corps went into barracks, the cows came home, and, after Labor Day, Academics began. For four months we settled down to the business of being cadets — earnest dis- ciples of Colonel Echols and Major Kelley. But that .sea.son had its compensations. We could look forward through each week to the next big game — to seeing a great Army team crashing through a great schedule. At last — after five long months, there came a breath of freedom, and even though Santa Claus was not per- mitted to enter by the Tactical Department, we were the happiest individuals in the world. With the dreaded upper classmen gone, we might step in the hall or go down stairs without fear of being apprehended and punished ac- cordingly. In the Mess Hall we became kings — no one to tell us to sit up, and no one to bang on the table for coffee — no one to glare in askance at some slight mfraction of custom. Then there were hops with girls from everywhere, skating, bob-sledding and any other diversion we wished. It was a dream and remains as one of the happiest memo- ries of the entire year. Aftet New Year ' s, the colorless days dra yed slowly. Foundation came to deepen the i;loom. With sorrow and regret, we watched many of our classmates depart as hun- dreds have done before them. With the arrival of Spring and the proximity of Gradua- tion, the picture assumed a brighter hue. Baseball, lacrosse, track called many of us to the open, while others spent many pleasant hours at intramutal. Now the days are few and the Day approaches. Gradua- tion Parade, half-feared yet eagerly awaited, will come, and Recognition. Then we will find outselves heirs to a high and noble privilege: We can preface our reminiscences with " Now, when I was a Plebe — " ALABAMA Duncan, George T Montgomery Hall, Francis G Birmingham Street, John C Guntersville Suarez, Edward W Mobile ARIZONA Coughlin, John G Bihhy ARKANSAS Goodwin. Walter W El Dorado McConnel, John P Booneville Means, William E Malvern Meeks. John A Arkadelphia Yarbrough, William P Walnut Ridge CALIFORNIA Beard, William G San Francisco Burton, Theodore G Alhambra Cannon, William C San Francisco Coit, William S Oakland Edison, Dwight D Hollywood Fischer, Harvey H Dunsmuir Greenwood, Joseph P., Jr San Diego Hood, Lund F Pasadena McFeeley, Henry G Palo Alto McLane, Robert B Santa Rosa Smith, Franklin G Redlands Stearns, Joseph E Palo Alto Steele, Preston Los Angeles Van Deventer, James K Long Beach COLORADO Manhart, Ashton H Sedalia Rankin, James B Denver Rhodenbaugh, Glenn L Lamar CONNl-CTICUT Babcock, Laurence B Milford Davidson, William G., Jr New Haven Greco, Emile J Stamford Liwski, Francis A Nangatuck Reibert, Melven J Hartford Sawicki, Stanley Willimantic Walmsley, Harold Stamford DLLAWARE Bishop, George H., Jr Laurel Glassburn, Robert D Wilmington DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Besson, Frank S., Jr Washington Bunker, Paul D., Jr Washington Clark, Erskine Washington Davis, Ellsworth I Washington Flynn, Thomas Washington Grunert, George R Washington Hammond, Chester Washington Hartshorn, Edwin S., Jr Washington Hero, Andrew, III Washington Lincoln, Rush B., Jr Washington Longanecker, Charles R Washington Mather, George R Washington Menoher, William Washington Oliver, Richard A Washington Pope, Phillip H Washington Scherer, Karl L Washington Shinkle, Edward G Washington Steele, John C Washington Thatcher, Herbert B Washington Truesdell, Karl, Jr Washington Wheeler, Earl G Washington Woolnough, James K Washington FLORIDA Bache, William H Greenville Barlow, Everett W Eustis Blair, Arthur W Zachary Mulhken, Orville W Fort Lauderdale GEORGIA Boswell, James O Atlanta Brumby, Sewell M Cedartown Britt, Henry C Tifton Gilmer, Dan Lavonia Harris, Hunter, Jr Athens Moore, William B Milledgeville Powel, Nicholas R Newman Scott, Robert L., Jr Macon Wiseman, Samuel H Atlanta ILLINOIS Anderson, Charles H Peoria Golden, Joe E Peoria Huggins, Roscoe C Hcrrin Johnson, Dwight B Chicago Johnson, Meredith W Cornell Lazar, Aaron M Chicago Martindell, Howard R E ' si " Mikkelson, William H Chicago Ogden, Milton L Chicago Smith, Richard H rbana Thomas, William R Benton Thompson, James F., Jr Chicago (Conlinued or. page }16J N I Foreword to (Committees IN every group there are members who are ever ready to step out into the lead — to sacri- fice their time and leisure to the handling of the group ' s afifairs. The following pages contain the committees to whom credit is due for the unselfish efforts and sacrifices that they have made in serving 1929. Iloiioi ' (omiiiiftiM E. W. Carr, Cbaiyiuiiii J. M. Colby G. A. Lincoln J. A. Gavin B. R. WiMER H. J. Vander Heide P. W. Thompson P. W. Caraway J. A. Ostrand, Jr. D. F. Brown J. A. Nichols W. E. Hall B. D. Rindlaub, Ex Oificio ' V-] T. J. Du Bosh, CLhiiniian R. D. Wentworth J. J. Winn L. A. Hammack R. H. Chard V. L. Bell, Jr. l!l ' (tioii (oiiiiiiitt ' ( W. F. McKee, Chanmau M. E. Sprague G. R. Hays, Jr. C. B. McClelland, Jr. T. A. Adcock E. W. Napier M. J. Coutlee G. R. Sutherland H. H. Bassett DeV. p. Armstrong S. V. Stephenson N. A. Costello 1 lo ( .idovn B. D. RiNDLAUB, Chairiudu C. T. Tench W. J. Thompson P. D. Harkins N. A. CONGDON D. A. Stevning DhV. p. Armstrong ll: iiHiiiMiii|ii( ' t ((iiiitiiimc G. F. Baltzell, Jr., Cbahman D. Z. Zimmerman R. D. Wentworth P. H. Draper, Jr. W. F. McKee C. T. Arnett J. P. Hannigan C. S. Vanderblue, Chd ' ni)id)i J. P. Hannigan C. G. Williamson J. G. Reynolds L. W. Krauthoff M. Goldberg |!|ift?, Oil(»liiu ' (oiiiiiiitt ' H. H. De Kave, Chairman G. R. Hays, Jr. J. L. Grier, Jr. D. C DOUBLEDAY W. E. Murphy J. A. Nichols C. S. Vanderblue H. F. Sykes C«iiii| llliiiiiiiiiitu 4:iiiiiiiiitri ' i H.H.DfKaye, C . ' inw.n; J. M. COLBV G. R. Havs D. C. DOUBLEDAV D. H. Buchanan E. S. Wetzel H. J. Vander Heide C. C. W. Allan C. S. Vanderblue N. E. POINIER J. p. Hannigan C. D. WiEGAND N. M. Lynde M. S. Roth I Il0| IVI IIHMJOI ' $ I L. A. Hammack, Chairman C. C. W. Allan J. N. Stone W. E. Murphy, Jr. C. T. Arnett D. C. DOUBLEDAY E. S. Wetzel W. H. Greear s I m imamr fiiilHiiciit uiiiiiiiittee T. J. Du BosE, Chahwan R. C. Cooper D. N. Stevning I I — ■r M ' ' i ' " " m i Athletics m Foreword TO -Athletics upon the helds of friendly strife Are sown the seeds that, Upon other fields on other days Will bear the fruits of victory. " j mj ' L H0MB a: 7ELL, W. R. 0K ;fe H..JIM1G " PEHlV FENCING Sands GiDDINGS TRACK Hall, W. E, (CptJ Sprague Vestal Walker, D. F. McNerney VlTTRUP Lermond Hutchinson Stuart LUCKETT King Jark Rasmussen Renshaw Piper BASKETBALL Draper (C.ipi.J Hutchinson Zimmerman Malloy, J, T. Krueger, O. C. Strother, D. C. Wearers of the zMinor " e f SWIMMING SOCCER TENNIS FENCING TiMBERLAKE McAneny Lewis, M. DOHS Davis, W. A. Goldberg 5TONE, J. N. Quill BONESTEEL Griffith, E. G. Grier, J. L. Giddings Moore, R. W. Bartlett Brooks Sands Garton Easterbrook Wehle WOOTEN Hackett GYMNASTICS Brownlee Allan, C. C. W. Murphy CURICO Weber, F. R. Dwyre Purnell Evans, G. R. Heiss Smith, F. H. Persse Bell, W. L. Landon Packard, H. B. Poole HOCKEY Duff Sladen Carter, W. A. Lindquist, R. S. Dunn ACKLIN Cook, R. L. COSTELLO Howze Brown, D. F. Schorr Wing Dick Dickson Innskeep Griffith Murphy Steinbeck GOLF CROSS COUNTRY Chafee Cooper, A. B. Rasmussen Chafee Fink Sweeney Rothschild RIFLE Blanchard HOLTZEN Pressley EWBANK Carrithers Lermond Pradish Keeler, G. E. OMeara BOXING HORTON RUESTOW Reynolds MiLWIT Adcock Bryan, T. L. Hill WRESTLING Packard, H. B. POLO Haskell Muse Morrow, S. L. Hammack, L. a. Hughes Colby Montgomery, H. G. Harkins Joyes, J. W. PISTOL Ranck Matthews, J. G. King, L. Wall, T. F. McDermid Brandt Brown, E. F. Gilbert Stroker Beebe Roller I ' inir H %? - M fi « ' ' lAthletic (Council LmUTENANT-COI.ONHL C. B. HODGHS Athletic Council Major P. B. Flhming Graduate Manager oj Athletics LliiUTl-NANT-COLOMI K. ( ' ■ -A I I ANDER Athletic Coinicil Lieutenant-Colonel Herman J. Koehleb LiEUTENANT-CoLONKL HERMAN J. KoEHLER, U. S. Army, Retired, was master of the sword and in- ,structor of military gymnastics and physical culture at the United States Military Academy for more than thirty-eight years. " By his labors here as master of the sword and executive for athletics, he made his influence felt throughout the Army. There are very few graduates of West Point on the active list who have not received personal training at his hands. " Colonel Koehler came to the Military Academy at the age of twenty-five, in February, 1885. From that time until his retirement, in December, 1923, he served as master of the sword and instructor of military gymnastics and physical culture. From his retirement until the date of his death he was con- tinued on the rolls of the Military Academy as athletic adviser to the Superintendent, in the capacity of executive officer of the Army Athletic Association. He thus devoted his entire manhood to building up the unexcelled system of physical training of cadets which is the pride of the Academy, and which has been commended and adopted wherever it has become known. " This system remains as his legacy to be built upon for future generations of cadets. " The inspiring personality of the drill-master has, however, passed from among us to live only in memory. No youth ever .submitted to this influence in his formative years can fail to recall the exalta- tion, the pride in physical manhood, the desire to excel to the utmost, that was aroused by the magnetism of this wonderful instructor. " football J r 1, Captain (Biff) Jone; Head Coach " T suLTs OF Football Season Army, 35; Boston U., 0. Army, 14; S. M. U., 13. Army, 44; Providence, 0. Army, 15; Harvard, 0. Army, 18; Yale, 6. . Army, 38; De Pauw, 12. Army, 6; Notre Dame, 12. Army, 32; Carleton, 7. Army, 13; Nebraska 3 - Army, 0; Stanford, 26. I DP Row— Left to Riglit Lifutenant Hahn, Lieutenant Stokes, Captain Jones, Lieutenant Brian. Bottom Row. Lieutenant Wicks, Lieutenant Woods I i N IIHI " Bud " has been a great U. have operated. Having h nan during the last fatir yean, a biilu: named for several mythical elevens, he onnd which both defense and , _ ids at one of the country ' s best tackles. ' Wjn,:n:ii7ir R,.-t: " SS ' ' » . ; : -l ' , l-4». The i ' E ii oN THE ]928 football season may be called the hardest as well as one of the greatest that an Army team has ever undergone. Imagine beginning a three months ' grind with teams like S. M. U., Harvard, Yale, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Stanford staring you in the face. It was enough to cause the strongest heart to quake and tremble, but not so with Captain " Bud " Sprague and his team-mates, they went to work with a will and the results you may read below. Around the first of September the call for football material was sounded and in answer there came many voices, among whom were those of " Bud " Sprague, " Spike " Nave, " Red " Cagle, " Buster " Perry, " Charlie " Allan, " Lew " Hammack, " Bill " Hall, Hutchinson, Piper, and others too numerous to mention. Some were just back from furlough while the others had spent their pseudo vacation in a sweltering Summer camp, but all were alike in their desire to feel the old pig- skin again. By graduation on the previous year Army had lost the famous " Light Horse " Harry Wilson from her backfield while from the line both ends, Harbold and Born were missing. These were losses which, though hard to bear, had to be remedied as much as possible before actual competition began. To this task " Biff " Jones set himself and by so doing accomplished that for which he sought, namely a remarkable team which had not only speed but also strength and power. li m bFRAOUl Tackle Bud Spimgui Pl ce Kicks with Spikf Nave Holding Ball Messinger End THE B. U. GAME With the heat of Summer hardly gone the Army met B. U. on the home field. The start was slow and for a while everyone was wondering if rumor had misdirected, but as Murrel, Cagie and Nave began to warm up and the line led by " Bud " Sprague started to function smoothly, doubts were dispelled and the crowd settled back in their seats to watch the visitors lose by a 3 ' i-O score. Passes from " Spike " Nave to Kenney, and Cagle to Charlie Allan, with runs through the line by Johnny Murrel kept the ball advanc- ing steadily up and down the field. " Red " slipped away for a 60-yard gain but was called back due to a penalt}-. A long pass from Bowman to Luckett brought the fourth touch- down while, a pretty gain by Piper netted the fifth. " Bud " Sprague kicked four goals and Hutchinson one for the extra points after touch- down. THE S. M. U. GAME Many stories of a hard, fast playing aggregation with a strong air attack had reached us from the far Southwest, but being rather skeptical, we were prone to disbelieve them. However, on October 6th, the " Mustangs " swept down on the Army with the most bewildering aerial game ever seen by an Army team. Pass after pass they hurled with unerring certainty and it was only by the greatest eiifort that we came out on top of a 14-13 score. The educated toe of Captain " Bud " Sprague won the day by kicking both goals for point after touchdown. Early in the game the " Mustangs " completed a long pass which placed them on Army ' s 20-yard line. A gain of five yards through tackle followed , by a beautiful run, Hume carrying , the ball, gave the Texans their first score. The S. M. U. stands, of which there were some five or six train loads, went wild. Already they had ' ff -.a,. f C »--6iS,«J Vf i, sensed the smell of a " prayed for " victory. Their joy was short hved, however, for they had forgotten that there was another red-headed wonder on the field besides Hume, namely " Red " Cagle. " Spike " Nave returned the ball ten yards on a punt, Murrel took three yards through the line, and a pass from Cagle to Carlmark placed the oval on S. M. U. ' s 30-yard line. Suddenly the crowd jumped to its feet. Christian Keener Cagle had the ball and was twisting, turning and side-stepping through the entire op- posing team. A dozen times it looked as though he were down for the count, but not so. " Red " kept on and on, shaking off one after another until the last white line had been crossed. " Bud " Sprague kicked the goal. The score was 7-7. Another drive took the ball to the 2-yard line, but here we lost on a fumble. S. M. U. was unable to do anything but punt and again Army headed towards the distant goal line. " Johnny " Murrel made a beautiful 20-yard run which was followed by a 10-yard run by Hutchinson. This put the ball across for the second touchdown. Score, 14-7. A subsequent play brought a fumble, a fumble which was scooped up by Hume for a touchdown. They failed to kick the goal. Score, 14-13. Though this tells the story of the scoring it does not tell of the wonderful fight which the Army line was making — Hammack, Sprague, Perry, Hall and the others who made possible a victory. THE PROVIDENCE GAME This game provided practice for the first three teams. Played on a wet field in a drizzling rain it was little more than a track meet, the final score being 44-0. Timberlake played star football by making several bril- 1 1. lilt runs. Other substitutes showed exceedingly well. Piper made sev- I good passes and runs while the ; played like the original stone wall. A Crucial Moment in the Stanford Game H -HERES HOW-« SIMS " ' ' 1 n.EI5HHACkiER. JUFMAN SiMSAViPE. ■-- - © CUTS BAC DlAGRAM OF CaGLES RuN IN THE Sta GiBNER Quarterback THE HARVARD GAME For the first time in 107 years the Corps journeyed to Boston, but this time we traveled by train and not on foot. Tradition has it that prior to October 20, 1928, Army had never defeated Harvard and this was one of the major elements in the Crimson ' s hope for victory. However, tradition proved a farce, for a superior Army team was victorious by a 15-0 score. A fumble by French in the first quarter which was recovered by " Buster " Perry paved the way to our first score. A pass, Cagle to Nave, put the ball on their 4-yard line and from here " Johnny " Murrel carried it over. Score, 7-0. While attempting to run the ball from behind his own goal line, Capt. French was tackled so hard by Carl mark that he fumbled. Guarnaccia re- covered for a Harvard safety. Score, Army, 9; Harvard, 0. The second quarter saw three or four brilliant plays which gave us our last touchdown and sealed the Crimson ' s fate. Cagle made one of his elusive runs which counted for 23 yards. Two more plays netted five or six yards and then the ball was passed to " Red. " Runing back swiftly he suddenly turned and with aim straight and true hurled the oval into Messinger ' s arms and across the goal line. Score, 15-0. Said Grantland Rice, " The Army deserved to win through the ability of Cagle in every known direction, the better passing of Hall at center the generalship of Nave, and the line play of Perry and Hammack after Captain Sprague had taken the count early in the game with a broken nose. " THE YALE GAME Until October 27th, both Yale and Army were likely contenders for the Eastern Championship. After this date Yale was eliminated due to an 18-6 defeat. ■Red " Cagle working behind a powerful Army line and generaled by " Spike " Nave proved the detrimental factor to a possible Yale victory. Early in the first quarter Army had the ball on their own 44- yard line. A line buck by " Johnny " Murrel netted five yards. The next play which called for Cagle around left end brought the 80,000 spectators to their feet. He was off like a bolt, evading the would-be Yale tacklers with astounding ease. Swiftly he turned towards the Yale sideline, then suddenly veered to the right, shaking off the last man as he did so. This run of 51 yards gave the first touchdown of the game. Score, 6-0. A few minutes later Greene of Yale recovered a fumble and raced 24 yards for Yale ' s first score. They failed to kick. Score, 6-6. Time was not long, however, till the Army " phantom " was again up to tricks. The ball was passed to him on his own 24-yard line for an off-tackle play. A hole was there, Hammack took out the opposing fullback and " Red " was off for the long journey. One Yale man after another dived, clutched, tackled but of no use, their hands grasped but the empty air. Again the flying half-back swung towards the side line. Garvey made a last frantic effort to stop lim, but the latter suddenly halted and Yale ' s star back hit the dirt. The race was won, 72 yards and a touchdown. Score, 12-6. " Charlie " Allan, intercept- ing a Yale pass made another touch- down after a 56-yard run. The score now stood at 18-6, which was the final count. In the second-half the ball see-sawed, neither team making much headway. Every man on the Army team played wonderful football, " Charlie " Allan gave one of the best exhibitions of defensive half-back play seen during the entire season, while " Johnny " Murrel gained consistently and punted well. I _ !P% THE DEPAUW GAME Plavins; all reserves with exception of " Johnny " Murrel, Army defeated DePauw 38-12. The West- erners got off some good runs, one of 50 yards which brought a touchdown. Timberlake and Stuart starred m the backheld fur Army, both making long gains and the former doing tHk excellent punnng. ▼_ ' THE NOTRE DAME GAME But one second more, oh for a second, was the cry which rose from the Corps as the game ended with the ball on Notre Dame ' s half-yard line and the score 12-6 in favor of the Irish. The feature of the game was Cagle ' s 55-yard run from kick- off in the last minute of play. For a moment it looked as though he would score, but they finally brought him down on the 20-yard line. A 20-yard run by Cagle at the begin- ning of the second-half, followed by a long pass by the same young man to Messinger and a subsequent run by Murrel gave us our only touchdown. The Irish scored on two long drives. THE CARLETON GAME A week after the Notre Dame game and a week before the Nebraska game, Army had to take it easy with Carleton. Even so the score was 32-7. Allan and Kenney stood out on the offense, while a great many substitutes proved their metal in the line. THE NEBRASKA GAME On a dark, chilly afternoon in No- vember, 30,000 people crowded Michie Stadium to witness the Army-Nebraska game. The Cornhuskers had not lost a game and were favored by many to take national honors. The game was one in which the Army came from behind in the second-half to win 13-3, due to a remarkable run by Christian Cagle which he later followed A Pass for Touchdown H.ilfb.uk with a flying tackle, a tackle which saved a Nebraska touchdown. In the fifst-half it looked as if the powerful Corn- huskers would be too much fot the lighter Atmy team, but line play which was irteptoachable kept them away from our goal line. However, just before the half ended, Sloan made a beautiful drop- kick which made the score 3-0 in their favor. Cagle, in the second-half, advanced the ball 65 yards in three consecutive plays — through the air to Messinger for 25 yards, through the line for three more and then, with the outstanding run of the game, across the goal line. It was fast getting dark when the final touchdown came. The football players looked like ghosts moving on the field while the stands appeared as a black mass from which the occasional flare of a match could be seen. Hutchinson who had replaced Cagle, after the latter had been injured, shot a long low pass to " Charlie " Allan who caught it right on the line for a touchdown. The rest of the game was like playing dominoes at midnight — no one knew what was going on and no one cared. Playing star football in the line " Bud " Sprague. Hammack and Messinger wrote their names indelibly in the annals of Army football. THE STANFORD GAME The Army team, worn by the hardest schedule ever attempted by any team was unable to cope with the powerful Stanford eleven on December 1st. The final score, Stanfofd, 26; Army, 0, tells a story in itself, a story which would be folly to revive. Though " Bud " Sprague and his men fought nobly and hard, they were unable to stop the fast moving and deceptive Cardinal of- fense. It was a great Stanfotd team that won and we have no exxuses to offer. Maybe when the Army travels to Stanford next year we can write a story with a different tone, or paint a picture of another hue, but, of course, time alone can tell. s Cagle Beginning Run for Touchdown Against Nebras HUMBER Guard ' W fel CHRISTIAN KHHNHR CAGI iloud out ji one of the greatest hacks in the history oj jootball during the past tiro years. Among olhu u ( he was named as halfback on the following teams: United Press All-American, Associated Press All-Aii Rockne ' s, Jones ' and Warner ' s All-American, and Grantland Rice ' s All-American. No greater tribute be paid to a jootball player. I m »•« I ii iPOtr Hi i r Moose " McCormick Com } zArmy ' s Baseball Qames igzS N. Y. Giants 16 Army 4 (Exl ibition) BATTING AVERAGES Vermont 9 Army 6 Beauchamp .350 Lehigh Williams Wesleyan 3 4 Army Army Army 5 8 2 Beynon Brentnall Brownint;, W. W. Cams .405 .240 .314 .059 N.Y.Yankees 19 Army 9 (Exl ibition) Evans, G. R. .333 Columbia Army 2 Flood .271 swarthmore Springfield 9 Army Army 7 10 Linquist, R. E. McNamara Schepps Smothers .296 .222 274 Catholic Univ. 1 Army 3 .250 Bucknell 1 Army 9 Striblin ' .154 Union 2 Army 5 Zimmerman, D. Z. .286 Recapitulation- -Won 8; Lost 2 E hibition 2. . i : v ' iir, . %r. .. The KJ28 " Baseball Season I can be satclv said tiiat rlic baseball season of 1928 was by far the most successful of recent years. Not only was the Navy decisively defeated in the final game of the season, but the Army nine met some ten of the leading college teams of the East and emerged victors in all but two encounters. With a wealth of experienced material with which to work. Coach McCormick molded a hard-hitting, snappy aggrega- tion which more than fulfilled the fondest expectations of its supporters. Army ' s two lone defeats occurred in the early part of the season and were both due in a large part to uncertain handling of the ball by the infield. For a time it looked as if the pitching department would again be trouble- some, but with the return of Beauchamp to the squad this problem was definitely settled. Prc-season conditions were not of the best. A late spring kept the team indoors and prevented the players from getting into shape early in the year, the cold weather particularly hindering the work of the pitching staff. The Corps received its first opportunity to view the team in action early in April when the New York Giants, fresh from their intensive Southern training paid their annual visit to the Plain for the purpose of giving the Cadets a little expert instruction in the National pastime. Unfortunately the day of the game was ill- suited for baseball, an icy breeze proving the bane of players and spectators alike. Despite the cold, however, the contest was well played in spots, and Army gave evidences of potential strength. Army started well, and in the first inning the Giants were held scoreless, while the Cadets managed to get three runs by virtue of Bill Browning ' s timely hit. From then on the game was merely a question of just how many runs the Giants would score. The selection of " Red " Reeder, former West Point star, to hold down first was one of the features of the game. The first intercollegiate game of the season saw Army lose to Vermont for the second time in as many years. Cold weather, inexperience and erratic pitching proved our undoing. In the next two games, however, a marked improvement was shown in every department, the team winning victories over Lehigh Don " Zimj.ierm. n Capuin ' 29 Don. one o the ben all-around athletes m Academy, has played stellar baseball since plebe days — his work at bat being eqiialU good as the errorless ball he plays in tht. field. - yntiHLiN Pitcher C. KNS Catche. a BuowNrNt, Short-Slop Beynon Second Bji - - McNamaim Right-field and Williams. In these games the excellent showings of Stnb- ling and Beauchamp m the box were particularly encouraging and lent assurance that this outstanding weakness of the past several seasons would be well remedied. A reversal of form on the part of the infield caused the next game with Wesleyan College to be dropped by the close score of 3-2. The game throughout was a pitchers ' duel, with the Wesleyan team giving slightly better support. A second lesson in the fine art of base- ball was tendered by Babe Ruth and Co., when the New York Yankees took time off from beating all comers in the Ameri- can League and journeyed up the Hudson for an exhibition game. Again Army started heroicly when " Matty " Schepps hit the first ball pitched for a home run. From that moment on scores were many and rapid, but the World ' s Champions were finally able to nose out a 19-9 victory. The beneficient effects of this little set-to were evidenced on the next Saturday when Columbia University was met and conquered 2-0 in the best K THE LEHIGH GAME THi; FORDHAM GAM Hkentnali Ujl-iitld played ball game seen for some time on the local diamond. Beauchamp, pitching brilliantly, held the Columbia batsmen to three scratch hits. In this game Coach McCormick started a new batting order which materially increased the offensive power of the team. The team had now struck its stride and with every game further improvement was noted. Swarthmore, Springfield, Catholic University, Bucknell and Union College were successively met and defeated. And then to climax the most successful season m years, Navy was beaten by the score of 9-6 in what may prove to be the last of the famous series. Too much praise cannot be given to the pitchers, StribHng and Beauchamp, who shared the major part of the box work. Both turned in brilliant performances and were always reliable. StribHng was undefeated throughout the season while Beau- champ had the honor to hand Navy its last defeat. Cams and Carmichael alternated behind the bat, both performing credit- able. After an uncertain start, the infield, consisting of Flood, it Stephenson. S. V, Pitcht, THE SPRINGFIELD GAME THE BUCKNELL GAME Bcynon, Browning and Schcpps, developed into a smooth- working combination that smothered any near-hit that came its way. Schepps, by virtue of his bullet-like throws to first, easily qualified as the most brilliant of the combination. The outfield was safely guarded by McNamara, Brentnall, Lind- quist, and Captain-elect Zimmerman — all veterans from the previous year. Zimmerman distinguished himself by playing errorless ball all season as well as by being one of the most dependable hitters. Although five letter men will be lost to the 1929 team, prospects for another successful season are anything but dark. Coach McCormick has several potential stars from the Plebe team who should fill in the gaps left by graduation, as well as such veterans as Smothers and Lindquist who have alternated in the positions left vacant. The two star batteries will remain intact and will be strengthened by the return of Humber to the stpad. i _. »— ■ " , ii THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY GAME Qt W ' ' i " i i I I fflhi|-i[ii - - 0 % zArmy ' s j(jiCROssE Season ipiS HOBART 1 Johns Hopkins 3 swarthmore 6 Colgate 1 Lafayette New York University Rutgers 8 Harvard 3 Penn State 1 Navy 4 Army 9 Army 5 Army 18 Army 6 Army 16 Army 6 Army 3 Army 14 Army 7 Army 4 the squad Tub igiS ACRossE Season LATi; lasr winter when the snow was s rowint; tliin and the J ice was betjinnint; to th.iw down on Flirtation Walk, Skipper Seaman sent out the call tor tlie spring practice of the all-powertul Army Lacrosse team. Nii;ht alter nisjlit, before winter sport season was well over, those who as[-)n ' ed to a berth on the Army twelve ran their twt) or three miles to yet their legs in shape. Long before the first game the eteran Army team was in real shape. Every man was full of hght. The entire aggregation was enough to strike fear to tile heart of the best and to down a perennially victorious Johns Hopkins lacrosse machine. April the twenty-first was a nasty day, but a momentous one. On that day the Army team played it ' s first game and scored an easy victory over Hobart. Bad weather was a con- sistent follower of the lacrosse team, but repeated victory on muddy fields made them a favorable omen. Wilson, Saunders, Draper, Donald, O ' Donnell and HoUey were an almost perfect scoring combination from the lirst. Born, Seeman and Harbold kept all but a few balls out of the net — those were handled easily by Goldberg in the crease. This group, throughout the season, held down their posts to good advantage and could always be depended on. For years the great stumbling block in the path of Army lacrosse has been the Hopkins game. The linx was broken. Power and teamwork — these and the old Army fight were responsible for the first C adet victory over Johns Hopkins. In every department the medicos were noticeably inferior. With Light- horse Harry Wilson and Draper manning the otiense, and Seeman and Anderson chaperoning Logan, the Hopkins scoring ace, the game was Army ' s from the first. The first blood was drawn by Johns Hopkms, but in less than five minutes Harry Wilson came back with Army ' s first goal and the game grew rougher and more difficult due to the heightened fervor Capldiii ' 29 for Icicrosic us a " plehe " with im long, however, until Aye w pretious experience. It iv the coaches realized that he was a valuable and since then he has proved himself to be c the best players Army has had for a long ti, Wilson-, H. E. of the players and the field which had by this time been churned into a veritable mud puddle. Logan, the Hopkins hope, tried for the crease time and time again, but at no time did the Army defense ever allow him so much as close prox- imity to it. The end of the half saw a tied score and twenty- four exceedingly exhausted lacrosse players. The beginning of the second half the superior physical condition of the Army players was very much apparent. Two months of intensive training when a man must observe the rules are bound to tell on such a field as the one on which the last half of the Hopkins ' game was played. Beginning with the short pass game which has been perfected by the Army in the past two j " years they succeeded in tying up the entire Hopkins ' defense. Draper scored an easy one and a few minutes later Wilson shot another into the net. In desperation Hopkins staged their only rally of the last half. Nixdorf and Biddison, on almost individual prowess, carried the ball from the center of the field to score and tie the Army. Army immediately responded with an appreciation of hard play by scoring two more to end the game with a final score of Army 5, Hopkins 3. After the victory over Hopkins, the Army team began to look forward to a real chance as representa- tives of the United States at the summer Olympic Games — on rainy days there was passing practice in the gymnasium, and every passable day saw the entire squad running back to barracks from a hard after- noon on the cavalry plain. On May 2, Swarthmore went down before the Army team. At no time was there so much as a ques- tion of our superiority. The infallibility of the short pass game was proved beyond a doubt. The field was a muddy one and Army endurance was reinforced by the small amount of running made necessary by the quick accurate passing that featured their game. The scoring machine got under way about four minutes after the facing. The ball was quite competently handled in Army hands at all times. The first goal by Draper, was followed quickly by scores from Donald, Wilson, Saunders and O ' Donnell. The game wasn ' t too one-sided, however, due to the fact that the Swarthmore team were a hard fighting bunch who were accurate with their sticks. Two times in the first half Swarthmore got a shot at their goal and each time they made it count. Ar tliL- b(.-i;innint; ot the S(.-( stirutions weit- made — aiul all nutklv tiel J wears a man down u id halt a i vv . rhe ,U()od. Playnii; :klv and with tresh r( ,v .st.b- Army lied th ■.jSS. lint; eiieles around the oppon Its in the last halt. A threat annuint ot credit t;oes to Thomsen. stellar rihmore man, whose scoring and ability to snag the hall rei-iiientlv gave the school a leg to stand on. When the mud-encrtisted players left the field tor good .score stood — Army IS, Swarthmore 6. Opnortunitv knocks once at every man ' s door, and Ciold- I ' ' in ' iit berg. Army goalie, welcomed her with open arms. Stiper- Hoi.rv Stellar is the best adjective to apply to the Army lad who Anderson shut out every Colgate toss but one. The field was very nearly perfect for the first time in the season and the sun was hot enough to call out the lady ' s parasols. The whistle had no more than blown before Harry Wilson tossed in number one. In less than five minutes he repeated. Colgate got quite desperate and the game roughened up a good deal — players on both sides were sent to the sidelines on one, two and three-minute penalties for roughing. Saunders, Wilson and Draper were a scoring combination that couldn ' t be beaten — Harry did the scoring but Draper and Saunders feeding made it possible. There were no substitutions and at the begin- ning of the second half Colgate slipped in a lucky ore, their only one. Captain Skipper Seeman regulated an air-ti»ht defense — the goal after Colgate ' s lone first score was never so much as threatened. Anderson did a lot of nice work along the side of the field — the Anderson to Harbold combination netted two more scores. The last part of the game was interesting mainly from a gladiatorial standpoint due to the ever increasing roughness. Just before the end of the game Saunders broke through for point six. Final score Army 6, Colgate 1. The Army team was in fine fettle after the Colgate battle to subjugate the Lafayette twelve on the next week-end. There were just two reasons why the visitors didn ' t beat the Cadets in their annual lacrosse encounter. The reasons were: first, the Army offense, second, the Army defense, or vice versa, if you prefer it so. In ten minutes Army piled up four scores. Coach Grace sent in the second team which 11 scored twice before the end of the half. It is in such games as these that the Army goaUe is in danger of adiposity, caused by hick of exx-rcise. In the second half the hardest worked man was the referee, who had to blow the whistle after ten Army scores. However, the Lafayette team at no time ceased fighting and the clean game they played was a rare feature in these days of pugilistic lacrosse. It was the first shut-out of the season, Army 16, Lafayette C). The team followed the shut-out over Lafayette with a second over New York University on the twelfth of May. In the hrst minute of play, Harry Wilson scored the first point of the day. At the half Army led three to nothing. In the second half the two additional scores of the day were placed by Born and Sundt. The New Yorkers were fast and smooth, but seemed to lack the coordination between players, and between offense and defense so necessary to the game of lacrosse as is. Pride cometh before a fall and while there was no fall, the old Army warhorse came through with an exceedingly bloody and almost bowed head after the Rutgers game on May 25. The visitors cast a crimson sweatered cloud over the Army lacrosse team ' s dream of Olympic competition. Whether or not Army was stale or Rutgers was of super ability is a matter for individual conjecture. It suffices to say ' g iir 3 il Wilson. W. K. tliat tliL- Army plavcrs had liad no practice at hand to hand combat with a hicrosse stick. The two t;reatest stimulants to interest, sweat and blood, were present in abundance. Rutgers led orf with a terrific offensive and soon had two points. Skipper Seeman then marshaled his defense shock troops and held the enemy level until five minutes before the end of the hrst half, when the beleaguered unit broke, to let through three more scores. Coach Grace sent in a fresh defense which worked well for the remainder of the game. The Rutgers goalie was as efficient at stopping the Army ' s casts for goal as a star second-class corp is at picking up skin. Despite the goalies agility the Army team ran up a total score of five. At the very end the Rutgers broke through for three more scores in less than hve minutes — rendering to Army her first defeat — final scx)re, Rutgers 8, Army 3- The foUowmg week the Army vented her ;pleen on the Harvard twelve, 14 to y. The Cadets unlimbered a slashmg attack led by Blondy Saunders and Lighthorse Harry Wilson. At half time Army led eight to one. The following Saturday Army trampled Penn State under foot to the tune of eight to two, hardly stopping in her eagerness to get on to the last Navy game, which was a tied score and merits a separate account. Far into yearling dead-beat the lacrosse squad lent variety to the mess-hall. First classmen who had graduated sometimes wearing their uniforms, and furlough men already boning long hair were quite odd- seeming in Grant Hall. But there was one common goal — another victory over Johns Hopkins and a trip to Europe as the American Olympic Lacrosse Team. Early one morning in middle June the team left in buses and two days later we learned that the prayed for, sought for, hoped for, and worked for goal was not to be ours, for Johns Hopkins took revenge for the beating early in the spring by defeating us six to four. It will be sometime before the Army lacrosse team will have another Skipper Seeman, and Harry Wilson and Blondy Saunders cannot be duplicated. Harbold and Born can no longer be Army lacrosse stars — they are only second lieutenants. But the old Army light and the spirit that brought the team of ' 28 so close to the apogee will linger as long as the gray stone barracks in the winter. Ab(nit the time the yearlings are exceedingly deficient in calculus next spring, Ayre will captain a new team that will carry on to, we hope, an intercollegiate championship. s- 4M m C!u- ; !B " " ' v ff ! ' •A- SQUAD INSULTS OF Season Army, 93; Columbia, 42. Army, 72; Virginia, 54. Army, 75%; Marquette, 501%. Army, 115; Springfield, 11. ACADEMY RECORDS 100-yard Dash— Teale, ' 17—9 4 5 seconds. 220-yard Dash — Heacock, ' 25 — 21 2 5 seconds. 440-yard Dash — Gilbreth, ' 27—50 seconds. y2-mile Run— Lermond, ' 30—1 minute 58 5 10 seconds. 1-mile Run — Lermond, ' 30 — 4 minutes 22 seconds. 2-mile Run — Lermond, ' 30 — 9 minutes 28 4 10 seconds. 120-yard Hi ;h Hurdles— Barkes, ' 24—14 4 5 seconds. 220-yard High Hurdles— Barkes, ' 24— Running High Jump— " Vidal, ' 20—6 feet. Running Broad Jump — Stuart, ' 30 — 23 feet 41 2 inches. Pole " Vault— Hutchinson, ' 30—12 feet 3 8 inches. Hammer Throw — Hewitt, ' 27 — 164 feet 6 inches. Shot Put— Sprague, ' 29—47 feet 11 inches. Discus Throw— Jark, ' 29—174 feet 75 8 inches. Javelin Throw — Simon, ' 28 — 174 feet 7% inches. Mile Relay— " Walker, D. F., ' 29—3 minutes 28 6 10 seconds. Mile Relay — Renshaw, ' 29 — Mile Relay— Traub, ' 28— Mile Relay— Gilchrist, h The lijiS Track Season T kK •M )rh r rack- in was here and we were wirlioiu rhc binning priiwess ot " DLike " Ciilbretli and others ot the List year ' s team. Many t|iiestions were asked concernin.i; the mate- rial with which Coach Leo Novak had to deal, and as to the likelihood of another brilliant season. Btit, doubts soon faded when the tryouts were held, and it was seen that there were many embryonic stars in both the field and track events. Coach Novak, who seems to have an almost uncanny ability of developint; track men, rapidly brought his men into shape for the Penn Relays and subsequently for the most successful season of Army track history. The track team had never been represented at the big Athletic Carnival in Philadelphia until this year, conse- c]uently there existed an unusually strong desire to make an enviable record. Though Army won no first places, we took enough seconds to make a total of thirteen points, thus placing us fifth among the thirty or more colleges that were entered from different sections of the country. On the 27th of April the Army team of Hall (-4-40), Traub (880), Guertler (% mile) and Lermond (mile) placed second in the distance medley. Lermond was running against Bill Cox, Penn State ' s intercollegiate one mile and cross country champion. Cox started his mile in the driving rain with an approximate lead of ninety yards on Lermond, but with a 440-yard stride at the finish the latter lessened the interval between them to some twenty vards. Jark placed third in the discus with 135 feet, 5% inches, while Sprague heaved the shot i " ) feet, 11 inches to set a new Academy record and secure a second place in the meet. However, Stuart proved to be our outstanding winner, as he captured second in both the hop, skip and jump and Hill Hall CpiMii ' 29 " Bill " has been a valuable point gainer for ' jour ie.irs on the track team, running the hundred, lua- tuenty and jour-forty. Besides being a star track man, he has played center for three years on the U otbatl team, two facts which are certainly indica- tive () a versatile athlete. .C I p M r- ■ - -. " llll l ' [l,M I W I Jark in the broad jump. The hop, skip and jump was new to him, but by watching the other entrants he managed to get enough pointers to go 44 feet, 7 inches. In the broad jump he sailed through the air for a distance of 23 feet, 41 2 inches, setting a new Academy Record by so doing. With this as a precedent, future teams should make Army an opponent to be feared by the best. The above results heightened greatly the interest throughout the Corps and as a result a great deal of enthu- siasm was shown over the first meet at home. It was Columbia day, but only in name for the final count showed 93 for Army against 42 for Columbia. During the course of tlie afternoon two Academy records were shattered, Sprague putting the shot 46 feet, 41 mches, and Jark giving the discus a heave of 136 feet, 5 -, inches. The influence of Leo I ] ARMYi W Hall 100-220-440 ?=? n Woods H.immey I ' E5TAI fW - ' RASMUSSEN, VlTTKll ' AM) C.llKll.FK TaKI I ' lKM- IN 1)11 Mill; Novak was beliind the broken records, since it was the second time " Bud " Sprague had broken the record, akhough it was not destined to be the hist. Losing in the dashes Army came back strong in the greater distances, with Guertler, Vittrup and Rasmussen taking the mile and Lermond the two mile. The hitter race was the sensation of the entire meet. Running against a strong wind Lermond defeated Hazan of Columbia, the indoor intercollegiate champion, negotiating the distance in 9 minutes, 30 seconds. " Jim " Luckett captured first in the high hurdles and high jump, Piper in the low hurdles. Hall in the 440 and Stuart in the broad jump. Though " Daddy " Woods isn ' t breaking " Tiny " Hewitt ' s record in the hammer throw he managed to pull down a first with 135 feet, 1 inch. It seems that victory must follow victory for on May I 1i Guertler l- " Rasmussen Tuo Mile ill 9 ¥ Stuart t MAHQUrTTF MFFT 12th, Marquette, after a hard battle, gave way to the Army who won 75% to 501 4- Again the visitors were too last lor us in the dashes, but as before we captured most of the field events. In the mile, Lermond set a new Academy record with a time of 4 minutes, 22 seconds. He left his field entirely on the last lap. In the 4iO Loftus of Marquette, a former prodigy of Novak, was expected to win, but his pants fell off about twenty yards from the finish and tripped him. " Bill " Hall sprang past the next man with one big jump and came in first. In the half, Vittrup gave a pretty exhibition, winning it in 2 minutes, 3 .S 10 seconds with McNerney, a new man, second. Barnes took first in the pole vault, Stuart in the broad jump, Spraguc in the shot, and " Pete " King in the discus. Both of the latter set new Academy records. Sprague got a heave of 47 feet, 5 inches. .Mmon Spivey javelin LUCKETT H:ndUs-Hifih J„mp A " Walker, D. F. 440 i! Barnes Going Ovfr the Bar at Twelve Feet T Lermond M:U: 1 M,le. 2 Mile f while King sailed the discus 139 feet, 71 2 inches. This was the third time " Bud " had broken his own record during the season. Then we were visited by a star aggregation from the University of Virginia, a team which had defeated Princeton, Navy and Maryland in consecutive meets. Though the track was sodden and slow from a heavy rain the meet turned out to be the best as well as the fastest of the season, Virginia losing 11 to 3-4. The visitors proved to be formidable oppo- nents in all tiie dashes and hurdles taking first in eacli witli the exception of the -nO which was captured by Hall. They took a total of hve first places while Army captured the remainder. Big " Bud " Sprague agam came to the front in breaking records by heaving the 16-pound ball Al feet, 11 inches, an occurrence which was becoming a habit. Jark, who Dice 440 S . Landon H m U ' -H,Kh Jump £ Sawin 100-220 i ,1 It i 4f Traub Mile i i I Ml w HOLTZEN » had held the Academy discus record till King outdistanced him, regained his title by throwing the plate 142 feet, 8 inches. Rasmussen captured first in the mile, as did Parks, Barnes and Stuart in the pole vault. In the last meet of the season, excepting Navy, Army reached the acme of her form, defeating Springfield by the overwhelming score of 115 to 11. Springfield took but one first place and this in the high jump. Barnes came near establishing a new Academy record in the pole vault, making a height of 12 feet, 2 inches which is only one inch from the record. Thus the story of a season replete with brilliant victories and spectacular performances comes to an end. We can only hope that by the guiding hand of Coach Novak the story may have a sequel in 1929- « )ARMX( Brett 440 Persee 9 IT Piper Hurdles i h (J ' ross (Country— The Season son. which is attributed, :ry as a minor sport was FOR the first time m some years. Army liad a cross-country team, and to their credit turned in a victorioi m large part, to the splendid coaching of Leo Novak. Only four meets were scheduled, because cross frowned upon by the athletic association and, consequently, did not receive a great deal of support. Our first meet was with Lafayette, and was run over the 51 2 " ' ' ' course adjoining the stadium. Army won, 23-32, the lowest score being the winning one. Lermond, Thompson and Captain Rasmussen finished one, two and three, respectively. Then followed the defeat of Alfred, who had defeated Cornell and Colgate, and who later captured the Middle-Atlantic Cross-Country Championship, As before, the score was 23-32 in Army ' s favor, Lermond, Thompson and Rasmussen leading the pack. On November 17th, Spring- field was defeated 17-38, with the same trio leading and a new surprise in McNerney winning fifth, the man who so nobly won the -140 against Navy in his first race. The final meet was held with Rensselaer Tech, and Army won by a good margin. For the fourth tmie Lermond came in first, while Statham, Chaffee, Cooper and Holtzen all took places. For next year Coach Novak has Lermond, Thompson, Holtzen and O ' Meara as a nucleus for another winning team. Lermond was elected as the new Captain. 1 ti CROSS-COUNTRY SQUAD M H HI HI ■I iip ■Ti KJ B ' 5 Ki 4 n 9 rH nPr il ffV ' . Moore Takfs First Place in the 100 " with Timbfrlake and Messinger Close Behind Tlebe Track— The Season THE year 1927 saw the first Plebe track team in the history of Army athletics. The work which they began has been kept up this year, and the Plebes swept through the season undefeated, counting among their victims Newburgh, New York MiHtary Academy, New Utrecht and New York LInivcrsity Freshmen. A review of the meets shows a well-balanced team, one which has some excellent material in every event. Thompson ran the mile in very fast time, while Lichirie was a star in the hurdles. Messinger, who puts the shot, Thompson and Lichirie went through all the meets undefeated. Timberlake and Moore made excellent records in the dashes. These men, along with Krueger, Davis, Green, Strothers, Hogan, Quackenbush and Duff should prove valuable assets to the ' 29 Varsity team. Coach Novak is deserving of much credit for the intense interest he has displayed towards the de- velopment of the Plebes in connection with his work with the Varsity. From the results he obtained during the past season, it is inevitable that the Varsity will see another triumphal season. i(W 3 fe PLEBE SQUAD M The ig2g Basketball Season WINNING twelve of their seventeen games played, the Army basketball warriors enjoyed what might be called a successful season. In many ways, it was the best season any West Point quint has had during the past four years. Tackling a harder schedule than ever before attempted, the team seemed to hit a stride which gave promise of an exceptionally good year. A disastrous sally upon the University of Pittsburgh, however, left a mark from which the team did not recover until the final two £;ames. During IV c a " 4 : has had emeJ to ersityof Duiing rhis proloni cd siunip. Army tell victim to live tuit of its six opponents, at le.ist four ot whom sluiuUI liaxe been cleteated. The season was opened betort- the Christmas holidays, with games against Middlebury College and Cailumbia Uni- versity. Both were won by fairly close scores, as the st|uad was without the services of football men, ineligible until January 1. Returning from Christmas Leave on a Tuesday, McGill University, of Canada was met on the following day. Army won 39-19. Thar same week, on Saturday, the team turned in a victory over Princeton by the score of 33-25. Though rough at times, this was one of the best-played games ot the year. By winning their next four games on a margin of nine points. Army might well have earned the title of " Close Score Champions. " Bucknell and New York University were disposed of by the narrow margin of one point, the former losing 35-34, and the " violent Violets " succumbing 29-28. With the sensational Bob Many tossing in goal after goal, . h.sk:!ZllT;:r ' ' : ' ' :lo:::1o t - °°1 ' - ' °° -g " passmg to difeatYehigh Univer- basketball team because of his u-onderjtd playtng sity 29-25. The fourth game was woH by three points, Dickm- or the past three years. Upon him many victone have depended, and the dependence was well placed, jor he always came through with more than his share. son College being the loser. Then came the crash. After a slow afiair with the Uni I ' i ' J Bl» . Phil Draper M, ri s a i ,,, . .Ai o i Hutchinson vcrsity of Delaware, which Army took for its ninth straight victory, the Cadets turned their guns on Pitts- burgh, but never were guns less effective. The " Golden Panthers " spiked West Point ' s attack and sub- stituted a whirlwind, maddening thing of its own which swept Army from the held. Charley Hyatt and the remainder of Coacli Carlson ' s squad seemed to find it impossible to miss the basket. " When the smoke had cleared away and the score board hove in sight, it was seen that the tally was Pitt. 69, Army 16. This almost unbelievable score represents the difference between a team which was playing a brand of ball far above anything it displayed either before or after. A sensational team always, Pitt, was " hot. " Army, with a man-to-man defense just built for Pitt. ' s blocking plays, and having an off-night at the basket, was lost. Returning to " West Point, Coach Novak put the team through a hard week, in an attempt to avoid a slump. The first half of the game with Ohio State looked as though the team had taken a brace on itself. However, the " Westerners came back during the final period, overcame Army ' s lead, and sinking spectac- ular shots from the middle of the floor with a deadly accuracy, went on to win, 44-30. Again, West Point seemed to have recovered when, against St. Stephens ' College, the team turned in a 43-29 win. But St. Johns ' , with a record of one loss, that to Providence College, turned the table on The Toss-Up at Center the Cadets and won 25-21. Then came the West Virginia Mountaineers, appearing on Army ' s schedule for the first time. In the first extra-period game of the year, Novak ' s charges faltered and the hefty visitors romped away on the long end of a 39-3-i triumph. Making their second trip of the year, the Cadets invaded the Palestra at Philadelphia. Here, however. Captain Joey Schaaf, high-scoring ace, and his Eastern League Championship team, downed Army 27-17. The game was closer than the score indicates. Army was in front most of the first half, and only lost the lead as Penn made it 10-8 at the gun. The Red and Blue came back with a vengeance, however, to avenge Army ' s victory of the year before. In the last two games, the team recovered itself, defeating a clever Providence outfit, 36-32, and wind- ing up the season by a win over the Crimson of Harvard, 37-24. Due to stringent regulations regarding the awarding of letters, only four men made their " A. " These were Captain Phil Draper, and " OC " Krueger, forwards; " Doc " Strother, center, and Jack Malloy, guard. Don Zimmerman, who played a regular guard position during the first part of the season, was hurt in the Lehigh game and saw little service after that. Messinger and Hutchinson, who later alternated at J ' - 1 9. A Despkr.me Attempt to Recovi © guard, did not play enough to win a letter. Mansfield, forward; Blanning, center, and McCoy and Wood, guards, also took part in many games, and will be available for next year. The team loses only Draper and Zimmerman, regulars, and Lovell and Beynon, substitutes. Dick Hutchinson will lead the 1930 team. Hutch made his letter at guard last year, but did not play enough this season to repeat that performance. However, the team felt that he was the best man for the captaincy, and so honored him. He is the only three letter man in the Academy at present, having won that honor in both football and track. Krueger, playing his first year on the varsity, was the team ' s leading scorer. He rang up a total of 69 field goals and 20 fouls for a total of 158 points. Two of the three remaining letter-men were also play- ing their first year on the team, Malloy and Strother being, with Krueger, members of the " Yearling " class. Phil Draper played the same consistent game that has made him a member of the team for his four years as a Cadet. His graduation will leave a hole which will be difficult to fill. Considering the type of opposition they were called upon to face. Army ' s five turned in a good record for 1929. Of the seventeen teams Army faced, only Bucknell and Princeton ended up their sea- son with worse than a .500 average. In his third year at West Point, Leo Novak turned out a team which reflected considerable credit upon him and should give promise of an even better squad next season. ■ iiiiiiu iiny Closing in for tiif Initial Play If I INSULTS OF THE SeASON MiDDLHBURV 22 Army 30 Columbia 30 Army 37 McGiLL 19 Army 39 Princeton 25 Army 33 BUCKNELL 34 Army 35 Dickinson 28 Army 31 New York Univ. 28 Army 29 Lehigh 25 Army 29 Univ. of Delaware 21 Army 40 Univ. of Pittsburgh 69 Army 16 Ohio State 44 Army 30 St. Stephen ' s 29 Army 43 St. John ' s 25 Army 21 ' West Virginia 39 Army 34 Univ. of Pennsylvania 27 Army 17 Providence 32 Army 36 Harvard 24 Army 37 BS? ! !! 1H BfHH ws |p?T Army Advancing on the Enemy Go. Tlebe " Basketball THE Plebes displayed a great deal of interest in their practice this year, and though there was nothing remarkable about the season, they proved conclusively the value of co-ordination among the players. All of the candidates come from different schools in divers parts of the country, consequently there are just so many types of play to be changed and molded into a unity. In their scrimmage games with the varsity they were a valuable aid, giving the former an excellent work-out and rendering the same amount of practice as would be obtained by playing a visiting team. Stecker, captain, was outstanding in both his teamwork and his individual play. Without doubt he will be a valuable addition to next year ' s varsity. He was supported at the other forward position by Besson and Howarth. Abel and Sinclair were the two centers, both being very good at long shots, which is a valuable asset to any team. The guard positions were filled by Adams and Farnsworth and they were ably assisted by Lyman, Carver, McKeown, Powel, and Power. With these men to choose from the varsity team should not lack good material for the next year or so. ■ - Y l m i PLEBE SQUAD iir A li Baseball Qame AKMY —nAVY 6 Hannigan Captain Navy Baseball Teai WITH the confidence which comes from a successful season and reminiscences of last year ' s defeat, the Army baseball team journeyed to Annapolis with strong hopes for a victory. Disappointment did not enter the Army camp on the afternoon of June 2nd, but seemed to have a preference for the Middies, giving them only six runs, while the Army totaled nine. Star plays by our team in the field and timely hitting gave us the victory. Ten thousand people, most of them Navy supporters, gathered for the game. THE NAVY syLAD Beauchamp pitched brilliantly the first seven innings for Army, but weakened and was relieved by Stribling, who held the Middies successfully. While batting honors went to the Navy, Army excelled in the field and at base running. Army forged to the front immediately by scoring twice in tlic first inning. With two out, Schepps singled, Zimmerman strolled and Beynan was safe on Millican ' s fumble. A wild pitch by Wilson brought Schepps and Zimmerman in for the first two scores. In the second, McNamara went to third on Beauchamp ' s out and came home when Browning was safe at first on Porter ' s error. The fifth innmg saw the second home run of the game, when Lindquist drove one of Wilson ' s curves to deep right field. The sixth saw an addition of two more runs. McNamara stole second, Cams was passed and Browning hit over third. A bad throw by Hannigan brought in both McNamara and Cams, making the score 7-2. Again in the ninth, the Army made one last final effort which netted two more runs. Thus sank the Navy ' s ship of war from the bombardment of Army ' s big guns. Though she sank with all flags flying and her spirit is to be admired, we cannot but feel elated that another victory has been chalked up against our worthy foe. I!l||t i UCROSSE QaME ARMY 4 — NAVY 4 Ransford Captain Kai) Lacrosse Team ARMY had three great objectives in view when the team trotted out on the held before the contest - began. The first was to play the game to wm. Second — due to the disagreement on eligibilit) ' rules. the contest marked the end of athletic relations, and it was Army ' s last chance to clean oft the slate of never having won a lacrosse game from Navy. The third objective was the Olympics. The winner of the game would undoubtedly have been picked by the Olympic Committee to represent the United States in Amsterdam during the summer of ' 28. However, none of the objectives were definitely gained as the game ended in a 4-4 tie, even after an extra ten-minute period of hard play. Army opened up the scoring in the first half, when HoUey, on a quick pass from Wilson, slipped the ball past the Navy goalie. The play continued up and down the field for fifteen minutes or more before Cashman tallied for the Navy. No further scoring was done this period, and the half ended with the score 1 up. THE XAVV LACROSSE SQUAD Harry Wilson Takes the Ball In the second half the team started in with the true Army fight. Before the Navy could get fully or- ganized, after receiving a fast pass from Draper, " Blondy " Saunders rang up the first count of this period in the first minute of play, by driving the ball straight and true into the Navy goal. A few minutes after, in a great display of clever turning and sidestepping, Harry Wilson picked his path through the strong Navy defense, made a short quick pass to Draper who was standing directly in front of the Navy net, and who snapped the ball in, giving Army a two-point lead. It was at this time, however, that the Navy attack began to speed up. The brilliant playing of Ransford accounted for most of the renewed Navy pep. They scored their first goal this period when Crichton rushed from behind Army ' s goal, and with a quick left hand toss, flipped the ball into the net. A few minutes later, Ransford rang up another count when he netted the ball from directly in front of the goal. Still carrying on with a powerful drive, Ransford man- aged to worm his way through the entire Army defense and drive the ball past Goldberg for another goal. This gave Navy the lead for the first time, and dangerously close to the end of the game. However, in the last two minutes of play, O ' Keefe got hold of the ball; and with a fighting determination to score, crashed through the Navy defense. This enabled him to make a clean, successful shot at the goal. Shortly after, the final whistle blew and the game ended with the score 4-4. An extra ten-minute period was ordered but no further scoring was accomplished. Navy ' s Attempt to Net a Goal Fails A ?iAVY Track -J)fEET ARMY S4 NAVY 4 1 Hamilton Cjptain Sat) Trad Tejm IN the minds of most all teams there exists some state of doubt as to the actual outcome of a conflict, but not so % ith the Army track team as they made their way to the banks of the Severn. Each man had the feeling that he must win his event, that he must be an integral part to an inevitable victory: conse- quently Navy drained the cup of defeat. The Middies made a brilliant start by taking all three places in the 100. However, their joy was short lived for Lermond, Holtzen and Vittrup duplicated the feat in the mile. But Navy, again forged ahead by placing two men in the 220-yard dash and the 120-yard high hurdles, only to be offset by Rasmussen, Ler- mond and Guerther who captured all three places in the 2 mile. Then followed the best race of the meet, the 4-4 0. Here McNernev ran the race of his life. With only Xai « ' ' ' ; r " " [ ' VaVv ' NAVY I KAVV! f .„ VY. ' V NAVy U, i -- -lf f Vv.» . ' ' 1 " " " ' THE NAVY TRACK SQL AD Lermond Wins the Me 30 yards to the finish he found that three Navy men had him in a pocket with no way of getting through them. So the versatile sprinter dropped back and ran around them, just crashing ahead of Howell and Easton for a win, and to tie the score at 27 all. In the 220 low hurdles our opponents gained the lead for their last time and this by only one point. The 880 saw Traub and Cooper coming in for first and second honors to put Army ahead — which place she maintained the rest of the meet. Coming to the field events the story of competition is practically at an end. Navy was able to garner only 81 4 points while Army captured the remainder. But Sprague, greatest of all Army shot putters, broke the Naval Academy record by 4 feet and 10 inches when he gave the iron ball a heave of 47 feet, 10 inches. Jark sailed the discus 1.37 feet, 3 inches, which also broke Navy ' s best distance for the event. In the javelin throw, Simon, Spivey and Hutchinson took all three places. Stuart won the broad jump with Johnson of Navy second, and Berry of Army third. Luckett and Landon captured first and second places in the high jump with Baldauf of Navy taking third. Landon equaled the Academy record of six feet, but failed in his attempt to break it. Army took nine firsts to Navy ' s four, with one, the pole vault, resulting in a tie between Barnes and Stuart of Army, and White and Snow of Navy. So ended the Army track season of 1928 — a season without regrets and with praise from all who witnessed. r rf-,a . H T V. ' At, the Finish I ilirough (ell and nt point, icli place nitob inches, le javelin hnsonof the high faied in all A K iiNH ' noi ' tt 6aE- P®SF «f?!fPS ' W! I i . . v.» " lis The Season SEVEN victories with only two defeats tells in brief the story of the best season in the annals of Army tennis. Against excellent competition with Ifl l tf , some of the country ' s best aggregations, the team showed superb form — Hk m _J ° ' -™ which, if maintained, should produce an undefeated team next year. ■W V The squad began their training in the gymnasium during the early T g Kf spring. Although the facilities available were not the best, rapid improvement was B W shown, consequently when the time for outside work came many of the men had Ht fc_ begun to show real form. Major Taylor, the Coach, was faced with the problem of " choosing reliable doubles combinations, but with advance practice it was decided »-,,_ thus: Matthews and Lewis, Grier and Sherburne, Stone and Brooks. These men worked well together, as can be seen from the results. The first meet, with Lafayette, was washed out by rain after the completion of the singles. Then disaster followed hard luck when the team played Cornell at Ithaca. Due to a snow-storm the match had to be played on the indoor courts, to which our men were not accustomed. This was a contributing factor in our loss, but does not detract from the victory gained by them, since they have one of the best teams in the East. Stevens handed us the next defeat on May 2nd. Although the score was 4-2 in their favor, the match was replete with brilliant play. Perhaps the feature of the day was the singles match between the two team captains, Sherburne, Army, and Kiddie, of Stevens. Both the net play and base-line driving were spectacular throughout. Sherburne lost, but only after a desperate fight. Both double matches required three sets for a decision. This completes the story of misfortune. The remainder of the season saw nothing but victory after victory. Colgate lost, 4-1, to be followed by Columbia, who lost, 5-4. The latter match was one of the best of the entire season. In the New York University match. Army won four singles matches and two doubles. Both Sherburne and Stone played hard, fast games to win their singles. Major Finley Coach Jack Stone It the b vfith ibfoim- at. I the early hid problem of ■IS decided Hiesemeo looitoiirts, dievicroi) ' »-js repleie Sherbumt, tone lost, ht iioiy of (the entire rt«nieind THE SQl ' AD Playing against Villanova for the first time, Army took every match in both singles and doubles. Wesleyan was the next victim by a score of 7-2, only to be followed by Amherst, who lost 4-1. The entire team deserves mention for their perform- .iiices during the season, especially Stone, Brooks and Sherburne, all of whom played consistently well through- out. With Stone leading next year ' s squad, a successful season is practically inevitable. INSULTS OF Season Army, 4 Colgate, 1 . Army, 1 Cornell, 8. Army, 2 Stevens, 4. Army, 5 Columbia, 4. Army, 4; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2 Army, 6 New York University, 3. Army, 7 Wesleyan, 2. Army, 7 Villanova, 0. Army, 4 Amherst. 1 . A Sati ' RD, y Aftfrnoon on t WMJM. H The Season OLF, which has acquired more actual participants than any other sport in the Corps, has rapidly advanced to a prominent place in minor sport ranks. True, this season ' s record was not all we had hoped for, but we competed against strong teams — teams worthy of losing to — and we have no excuse to offer. Having defeated the Officers, the team journeyed to Philadel- phia for their first college match with the University of Pennsyl- vania. Although we failed to bring back any laurels, Blanchard shot an eighty, only to lose to Coltock, who turned in a seventy- six. The latter is the amateur champion of Philadelphia. In the Georgetown Meet, Maurice McCarthy, winner of some eight championships during the past year, defeated Blanchard, who was playing number one for Army. However, Keeler and RiKstow both brought in wins to score Army ' s total for the meet. •KEDDIF C.- NAUSA Coach ! THE SQUAD Kecler, who made several heauiiful approach and cliip shots, ended with his opponent two down and one to play. Our first win came on May 12th against Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the latter winning but one match. Carrithers, Army, played excellent golf, turning in a one up on nineteen holes and making a total of seventy-six against seventy-seven for his opponent. This is an excellent score for the Cornwall course. Probably the best playing of the entire season came in the Colgate match. No scores were over eighty on either side, which is a rare occurrence in any college match. Though the Colgate team won in the end, the match was extremely close, and re- mained in doubt until the very end. Ruestow, playing four for Army, shot a seventy-three, defeating his man one up. The last meet of the season saw another defeat, but also the best score of the entire season, a seventy-one made by Beal of Union. Ruestow made Army ' s best score, a seventy-six. Our team played some excellent golf during the season, even though four defeats were suffered. Under the skilful coachmp of Freddie Canausa the squad has shown wonderful improvement, and the ensuing season will undoubtedly be much more successful. Invaluable experience was gained through competition with good men from other schools which should prove very helpful. soccer ir The Season THE 1928 soccer season had the nature of a paradox. With but two letter men available, the pros- pects for a successful season were not too good. The first few games bore out this impression. Al- though moderately successful, the team was obviously in poor form. The outstanding weakness seemed to be a lack of the punch required for victory — especially in the last moments of the game when it was most needed. Mr. Marchand Com } Sladen Cptain Tlic mid-season defeat at the hands ot Springfield College marked the tnrning point in the eleven ' s fortunes. The entire line-up was shifted, and upon the succeeding Wednesday a new team took the field against Western Maryland. The results of the shake-up were immediately evident. A fight- ing Army team that made up for any errors of its inexperience by vigor and determination, over- whelmed the team that had just tied Navy. In the next two games M. I. T. and Yale, respec- tively, were defeated and tied. The Yale game marked the climax of the sea- son. Yale, undefeated with but one game to play, was recognized as intercollegiate champions. Army had been defeated twice and tied once. The Yak- men were confident of victory, and merely desired to revenge their preceding year ' s defeat by a de- cisive margin. There could be no doubt of the out- come. The game was a revelation. For the first quarter the Army forwards rushed the Yale backs almost off their feet, but in the second period the experienced Yale team recovered and pressed Army ' s goal. Here the defense was given its great test — one to which it proved equal. Yale was un- able to score. The second half saw a bitter strug- gle between the rival teams in mid-field, with Yale excelling upon the attack. Army upon the defense. Two extra periods, during which Army AcKLEN resumed the offensive, failed to break the score- Purnell less tie. During the campaign against eight of the leading colleges of the East, Army emerged victorious over Lehigh, St. John ' s, Brooklyn. Western Maryland and M. I. T. Last-minute defeats were suffered at the hands of Harvard and Springfield, while the first and last games of the season, Lafayette and Yale, were scoreless ties. To Coach ALirchand and Captain Sladen are due great credit for the way they brought the team out of its poor start into a brilliant finish. With Captain-elect Persse and most of the team back next year, the prospects for bettering the great record set by the team of 1927 are exceedingly good. INSULTS OF THE SeASON Lafayette Army Lehigh 3 Army 4 Harvard 3 Army 2 St. John ' s Army 2 Springfield 2 Army Western Maryland Army 5 M. L T. 1 Army 5 Yale Army The Seasox ARifi ' had a verv successful wrestling season although its record as to wins and losses is not spectacular. - Washington and Lee, Springfield, Toronto, Harvard and Columbia were decisively beaten, but the team was unable to outpoint Virginia Military Institute, University of Pennsylvania, and Prinaon. How- ever, the latter three contests were very close, and though the aggregate honors went to the visitors. many of the individual honors were won by Army men. When the season opened. Coach Tom Jenkins found that he had a nucleus of seasoned veterans around which to build his team. Captain Hammack, who wears the shield of the American Olympic team, McDermid. Ranck, Latimer. Noble, Montgomery. Dibb, Bennett, and Packard. Added to this list were a large number of new men with which to fill any remaining vacancies. Football is not the only sport which has its " cannon fodder. " It is only just that mention he made of the B " Squad which, though seldom heard of. is invaluable in building a successful team. Ccacb Hammack Vnnt„,l,d Ohm THE SQUAD The squad will be hard hit by graduation. Fore- most among those whose services will be missed is Hammack who, in four years, has lost but a single bout, who is the only Cadet ever to wear a major " A " in wrestling, and who has the added distinction of being a member of the American Olympic team. The (iorps will miss his unassuming confidence and in- dividual wrestling tactics which have been the down- fall of so many opposing heavyweights. McDermid and Ranck were both hard-fighting and aggressive men who won consistently. Their loss MoNTGOMfKY 77 5 lb,. Uses the " Ride " on His Opponent i will be keenly felt as well as the loss of Latimer, Noble, Montgomery, Dibb and Bennett. With Packard who ' On seven out of eight bouts this year as Captain and with Fisher, Folke, Stroker and Royall, Coach Jenkins will undoubtedly have an- other winning team next year. Season Insults Washington Lee 6 Army 28 Springfield 11 Army 18 Toronto Army 29 V. M. L 17 Army 11 Pennsylvania I6I2 - Army 101 Harvare) 16 Army 18 Princeton 16 Army 14 Columbia 8 Army 50 m i. III. Stroker 12 lbs. boxing € {i i ;A The Season As the success of a college boxing team lies mainly in its coaching and condition, the highest tribute is here paid _to " Billy " Cavanaugh for his work in turning out great teams. Billy thinks much more, works as hard, and gets as nervous before a meet as any man on the team. One of the strongest outfits t o acknowledge Billys part is the 1929 team: 125 pounds. Brown, E. L. ; 135 pounds, Reynolds; 145 pounds. Roller; 160 pounds, Joyes; 175 pounds. King; heavyweight. Muse — only six men, whereas each meet calls for seven bouts. Hence, an extra bout was always added, and the two lone meets that Army lost during the 1929 season were lost in these extra bouts. New Hampshire took the opener by the score of four bouts to three, and Yale captured the last meet by the same margin; but in between the boxers upset every- thing in sight by winning five in a row. On successive Saturday afternoons the team defeated Toronto, George- town, Pennsylvania, N. Y. U., and V. M. I., while the Corps en masse looked on. Prominent in the line-up all season was Brown, E. L., 125-pound class. Brown had to sweat blood and starve to make weight, but in seven bouts he knocked out four opponents and decisively whipped the three others. Pete King also made an enviable record by winning six out of seven fights in the light-heavyweight class. Reynolds, veteran 135 pounder and captain of the team, won four out of five, losing only to Cordellier of Yale in an extra round. Jake was at his best against V. M. I. when, after being knocked down, he came back strong to win against a tough opponent. Hannigan Aliin tger tee paid y, and L: 135 six men, reeisiliai ik score iei eveij- i, Cfflije- dswe ben. Peie Reynolds, THE SQUAD At N " ) pounds. Roller, fighting six bouts, won three .md lost three. His work, however, was perhaps the most spectacular of the season, for against Toronto and Penn- s l ania, he scored knockouts in 45 and 41 seconds, re- spcaivcly. At 160 pounds, Joyes, injured for half of the season, fought only three times. In the New Hampshire meet, the first punch happened to catch Jack on the chin and put him away, but against V. M. I. and Yale he took all the honors. Colby fought in Joyes ' place four times, losing three and winning one, but putting up a great fight every time. Muse fought all the important heavyweight bouts, and won three out of four. Against N. Y. U. he came out on top in a thriller, carrying off the crucial de- cision of the meet in a slashing battle after being floored in the first round. Although the team loses three regulars — Reynolds, Joyes, and Muse — by graduation, the outlook for next year is en- TT couraging. Brown, Roller, and King, the new captain, will remain. At 135 pounds. Bell, W. J., who this season scored a knockout against Georgetown and a decision against N. Y. U., will swap punches with Stunkard for the ' arsity berth; and no matter who wins, Army ' s end will be well taken care of. In any event, and despite the capable array of leather pushers, the 1930 team will have to do some great fighting to beat the record made in 1929. Season Insults New York University 3 Army 4 V. M. I. 3 Army Georgetown 1 Army New Hampshire 4 Army Toronto 3 Army Univ. of Pennsylvania 2 Army Yale 4 Army 3 ROLLFR IN ACIION A ,AINST V. M. T SULTS OF THE SeASON Lhhigh 19 Arnh- 43 Columbia 12 Army 50 Amherst 17 Army- 45 M. I. T. 34 Army 46 Pittsburgh 25 Army 37 Union 17 Army 45 Colgate 15 Army 47 Brown 36 Army 26 ARMY SWIMMING RECORDS 50 yards— Timberlake, ' 31; 24 3 5 sec. 100 yards— Davis, W. A., ' 31; 56 2 5 sec. ■i-iO yards — Garton, ' 30; 5 min., 38 1 5 sec. 150-yard Breaststroke — Finlay, ' 28; 1 min., 56I4 sec. 200-yard Breaststroke — Dxvyre, D. G., ' 29; 2 min., 100-yard Breaststroke- 47 2 5 sec. -DeArmond, ' 25; 571 sec. 200-yard Relay— Timberlake, ' 31 ; 1 min., 40 2 5 sec. Dickson, M. S., 31. Bonesteel, ' 1. Davis, W. A., ' 31. 300-yard Medley Relay— Duff, ' 31; 3 min., 30 1 5 sec. Lunn, ' 30. Davis, ' W. A., ' 31. I 1.M H4 DwvRE, D. G. ■■miL - THE SQUAD The Season DESPITK adverse circumstances, in the form of casualties and sickness, the 1929 Swimming team splashed its way through a rather difficult schedule to the most successful season in the history of aquatic sports at the Military Academy. With three letter men and last year ' s undefeated Plebe team as a nucleus around which to build, Coach Nill was able to fashion together a well-rounded combination that swept all opposition before it, avenged the defeats of last season, losing only one meet, and that to Brown University, New England Intercollegiate Champions, by virtue of the relay race. The two high spots of the season occurred at the beginning and ending of the schedule. Pitt, vanquisher of Army for three straight years, came as the third meet, while the powerful Brown aggregation concluded the season. By diligent training the men were brought into topmost condition by the time of the Pitt meet. At no other time in the season did the team as a whole function so well as upon this occasion. The result was that, after a close contest, Army emerged victorious. Allan, C.C.W. MlLI I R, W. Jones, W. S. »; P The remainder of che season witnessed the team perform extremely well, if not at its potential best. Each meet was featured by outstanding per- formances in one or more events, but the universal excellence of the Pitt con- test was never again approached. During the course of the season, beside the two already-mentioned encounters, Army met and defeated Lehigh, Amherst, Colgate, Columbia, M. I. T., and Union. The individual performances were on a par with the team ' s record of victories, and were of a singular high order. New Academy records were established in the 50-yard dash by Timberlake, in the 100-yard dash by Davis, in the breaststroke by Dwyre, by the medley relay team consisting of Duff, Lunn, and Davis, and by the 200-yard relay team of Timberlake, Dickson, Bonesteel, and Davis. Garton in the 440 was undefeated for the season, while Timberlake and Davis were consistently strong in the dash events. The former was high point man for the year. In Captain Charley Allan, Army had the leading Intercollegiate diver of the East. Invincible when m form, Allan surpassed all previous Academy high scores for diving when on successive Saturdays he exceeded a total of one hundred points. These two performances showed Allan at the peak of his four-year career as the most dependable man on the Army team, during which time he has defeated in dual meets a greater part of the lead- ing divers of the East. It is significant of the 1929 team ' s strength in comparison to those of preceding years that the holders of all but one Academy record were in the Academy during the past season. Miller Leading in the 150-yard Backstroke f M V Innskeep i The Season THE record that the hockey team made this year is encouraging, to say the least. A hasty perusal of the record might seem to indicate otherwise, but more careful analysis will show where the season has been really promising. In the first place this season was a great improvement over the season before. In the second place, certain things were accomplished this year which will undoubtedly cause even greater improvement next year. The bare record reveals that thirteen games were played, three of which were won and ten lost. Last year seven games were played, one of which was won by the local skaters, so that in games won there was a 150 per cent improvement in 1929- But more than this, every game scheduled this year was played, whereas only half the games scheduled last year were played. Every game played means that much more experience, and experience is the thing most needed in developing a team. Concrete evidence of the value of the season ' s experience was given by the showing the team made against Rensselaer Polytechnic in the last game of the season. The Army hockey players won the game by virtue of smooth working team work Mr. M.archand Coach if 5p| »€ tniial ot le season in Wore. lost, bit [here was played, ucli mote the value nicinilie till work J and the type of skatint; and stick iiandling that can only be learned by playing through many games. This year the squad is losing by graduation: Cos- tello, Schorr, Fink, and Chaffee. The loss of Costelio is particularly lamented by the coach. He has played a game at goal which has made him recognized as one of the best goalies in intercollegiate hockey. To hll up the gaps left by the first classmen, there are ten Plebes, nearly all of whom played hockey before coming :o West Point, and who have showed great promise in the few games they played this year. So Coach Marchand looks forward to next year with confidence that he will have a promising squad to work with. Not a little of his confidence is based on the fact that next year, as with this year, the squad will always be assured of good ice at Bear Mountain Rink, regardless of weather conditions. Fink T. king the Plck Away from , n Oppon INSULTS OF Season i I St. Stephens Williams Mass. Agr. Bates Univ. of N. H. M. I. T. Dartmouth Amherst Colgate Norwich R. M. C Poughkeepsie Ren. Poly. Inst, Army 5 Army Army 1 Army Army 1 Army 2 Army Army 3 Army 1 Army 3 Army 3 Army 4 Army 4 S K!3 r T CT ' Ikey " Schorr Heading for the Goal d. w.hwHi 1 kj, The Tolo Season THE Army Polo team galloped successfully through seven out of the nine games scheduled, being defeated only by Harvard and Princeton. The season may be divided into two periods. In the first one several well knov, ' n military organiza- tions and athletic clubs were played while in the second we competed entirely against college teams such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton and P. M. C. With two men available from last year ' s team for the same positions, the team was in mid-season form for the opening game. Harkins and Haskell resumed the No. 2 and Sack positions, respectively. M. joR Groninger Ofjicer-m-Charge Gree.ar Manager Hh SOU AD while Matthews, J. J., was placed at No. 1. The lat- ter, playing his first year on the " A " squad proved his worth by admirably filling his difficult position. Another team composed of Brandt, Hughes and Beebe played the first half of most of the games, and still another combmation of Greear, Wing and Cusack filled in for some of the periods. More men were given opportunity to play this year than ever before, a corrected feature which lent much incentive to the players, and which brought about the much needed competition. During the first part of the season the team main- tained a clean record. Later, even though games were lost to Harvard and Princeton, we decisively de- feated Yale and P. M. C, the latter being the 1928 intercollegiate champions. It is appropriate to mention the invaluable aid given by Mr. Averill Harriman to Army Polo teams. Last year, as in previous years, Mr. Harriman very courteously permitted the squad to practice on his private held in Central Valley. Not only did the team profit by use of the e xcellent field, but also by playing with poloists of international fame, as Tommy Hitchcock, Jr., Cheever Cowden and Mr. Harriman himself. To Majors Groninger and Caperton goes a great deal oi the credit. Their help coupled with competi- tion against the coaches team composed of Lt. Jadwin, Capt. Gerheardt, and Maj. Caperton have been the vital factors in producing a well rounded team. h. Wgij! — Lt. Iad ' si COACHES Capt. Gerheardt and Ma Caperton (He.iJ Co Special mention should be given to Cadets Haskell and Harkins, who played a stellar brand of Polo throughout the season. It was their playing, together with tiie valuable playing of Matthews which was instrumental in the large percentage of victories. Haskell has a five-goal handicap. Harkins four and Matthews three. RESULTS OF THE SEASOS Ethan Allan 11 Army 13 Warrenton Countr Club 3 Army 15 .o05th Cavalry (Phila.) 4 Army 19 Essex Troop 5 Arm i- 9 Squadron A 3 Army 9 P. M. C. 5 Army 15 Harvard 8 Army 5 Yale 8 Army 9 Princeton 91, - Army 5 A Polo Ga.me in the Riding Hall i onein The Season WITH the season only half over, this is no time to judge the merits of the fencing team. It has great potentialities, which should bear fruit in the coming inter- collegiate championships. Giddings, the Army sabre man, casually won the National Junior Championship between classes, one might say. And Sands, intercollegiate cham- pion of Epee in 1927, tied for fifth place in the Nation; ' matches. Then Heiss and Quill have been defeating all comers, and are expected to go far in the following meets. Brownlee is a dangerous man with foil, and can always be relied upon. So you see we have some great men on the squad. What few meets we have fenced this season have been, for the most part, with professional clubs. This gives the squad invaluable experience, but it necessitates hanging up several defeats. Of three starts against professionals, the team has won one, defeating the Saltus Club 12-7. Mk. Dimond 1 i N I THE SQUAD l rinceton w.is defeated 12-5, but the Atmy lost to Colum- bia 9-«, and to Yale 10-7. These last two meets were very tlosely contested, and it is now felt that the team will have no difficulty in defeating them at the intercollegiates. Everyone expects the team to bring back the Iron Man Cup, as well as one or two individual championships. One cannot judge the success of the team until it has returned from New York, but indications are that it will have a most successful season. RESULTS OF THE SEASON Washington Square Fencing Cub 1 . Army 1 " J. Sanford Saltus Club 7 - Army 12 New York Fencers ' Club 8 - Armi ' 9 New York Athletic Club 9 - Army 3 Princeton 5 - Army 12 Norwich Uninersity 6 - Army 7 Columbia 9 - Army 8 f - f w HovczF .AND Mitchell. Epee Ql ILL. rn; f -■58 31 t The Season THE Gym team, like the Football team, up against a heavy schedule this year, made a very creditable showing. With such teams as M. I. T., Princeton, Pennsylvania, and Dartmouth as opponents, it could hardly be ex- pected that our gymnasts would emerge at the end of the season undefeated. The team is admittedly one of the best Army has ever produced. More men have made their " A ' s " this year than in any previous season, and every victory was taken by a margin of more than thirty points, while in no defeat was the difference more than four- teen points. Only hard work will keep up the standard and good showing of this year ' s team. Major Miller deserves credit for his work with the squad. When he took charge, four years ago. Gym was a new sport in the competitive sense. He has put the team on its feet and is largely responsible for its progress to date. Mr. Dohs, too, has always been a ready helper and an efficient coach. His is the training which comes only after long years of experience in gymnastics. In Poole, captain of this year ' s squad. Army possessed a versatile gymnast of rare ability. When Jack came among us four years ago he was without previous experience in this sport. Now he is a master on the horizontal bar and the flying rings, and his tumbling is a source of amazement to the Corps. They have to scratch Poole before the rest have a chance to make some points. Bell has worked with Poole from the start, and together they make an admirable pair of tumblers. Beside these two we lose Cook, Kutz and Underwood this June. Maulsby Manager iiiimmiiiiiii uiiiiiiiiiiiifiiiiiii ■A CuRCio, PooLF.. Bell and Cook on ihl Pakallll Bars rii lo ?i The Season DUE to unavoidable circumstances, the rifle team began their season minus many of their best shots and, as a result, lost the first match. However, they were defeated by only four points, which gave the entire team an added incen- tive to work and to eradicate the pangs of a victory lost. They came back with a vengeance, which brought an unbroken string of victories — victories against some of the country ' s best shots. Probably the most impressive of these was the one over George Washington Lfniversity, which held the intercollegiate cham- pionships. Forrest, as usual, was the outstanding man, ranking one almost consistently throughout all the matches. However, Eubank, a yearling, proved to be the surprise of the season. CAI ' IAIN M. con Coach •■1 ' -I THE SQUAD A newcomer, he stood second most of the time, and ended by breaking the Academy record for the qualification course with a score of 335 out of 350. At Peekskill the squad made an excellent showing. The best score turned in was made by the " E " and " F " Company team, which won the company team match. In the 600-yard match, Bryan took second with 98 out of a possible 100, while in the McAlpui Trophy Match another second was captured by the team. The new system introduced by Captain Macon seems to have been very successful, and with another year the team should not show a blemish upon their record. Every man on the squad deserves a great deal of credit, because daily rifle practice is hard work, and in the end they get but little glory. pistol The Season PISTOL is a sport which requires a great deal of training and practice to accomplish good results. The Corps as a whole is hardly cogni- zant of the fact that we have a team, because the matches are held far down on the polo flats on the same days that baseball, track and other spring sports are held on the plain. As a whole, the season was fairly successful, liaving won five meets and lost the remainder by small margins. Sanford finished up his four years with the Ij ' ■1 K J4fl 1 ■l. TI R MOORF ?55 N i H ■4 Lieutenant Conk.vd Coach Sykes Manager a % THE SQUAD best record ever made by a member of an Army pistol team, having broken tiie Academy rec- ord as a Plebe and then his own record a num- ber of times since then. The completion of every meet saw him as the high-point man. Gilbert, this year ' s captain, has been an out- standing man on the team ever since his Plebe days, shooting consistently well and placing high in all the meets. He was a member of the Missouri University pistol team before entering the Academy. Other men who have done well are: Vickrey, Perkins, Thompson, M. R., Sykes, Fagg and Moore. Thompson. M. R ■■ . 4M«iun ' . ' j.iv m Activities Foreword to Activities A Cadet has three distinct phases to his hfe ■ ■ - at the Mihtary Academy. The first com- prises his Cadet Routine Duties; the second his Athletics; the third his Activities. Activities are solely an extra-curricular affair. No allowance is made in the official schedule for their performance. Time so devoted must be that of the free periods and holidays. T. N. Griffin E. G. Griffith W. E. Murphy k i Major W. H. Hobson, President Cadi;t H. J. Vandi-r Heide, Vice-Presideut Capt. W. a. Dumas, Sect ' y and Treasurer Cadet D. H. Buchanan, Asst. Sect ' y and Treasurer Coin pa)! y Representatives: Cadets Wilson, W. K. Dwvre, Schorr, Losev, Sutherland, Brooke, Griffith, Carns, Buck, Briggs, Ward and Dunn If On: li€$tisi W. M. Skidmore Booth W. R. Smith, Jr. J. K. Wilson, J R. W. Porter, Jr. Rude HUGGINS Curtis J. H. Mathews J. F. Greco Urbane Sciple ■■-ll ' f • • i pw ' M» WiKWHP ' ' ' ! B " " ' " ' 7 " M B UH| --- ' " " -«°awagg J f r irp Bl J. A. Nichols, Pits id cut SvKizs, Secrttdiy aud Trcu. Lincoln | F. D. Merrill ) Flllows, Pyopert ' ie J. B. Evans ( Std ' ' e D ' yecton Carpentlr j DOUBLEDAV 1 Hauck ( NX ILLIAMSON, Publicity StcijJe Dc ' coraton Eleclricuns U hoii Qatholic Qhapel m I iiii(l in(li(N)IT( ' «i(liei ' $ Qadet (Jhapel B. C. RiNDLAUB D. Z. Zimmerman J. S. Nesbitt W. E. Hall T. J. Du Bosn H. H. De Kaye W. G. BOWYER J. R. Seward H. W. McCoy D. K. Armstrong A. L. Fuller P. F. Kromer, Jr. C. H. Clarke, Jr. H. B. Packard J. A. Berry, Jr. E. F. Easterbrook J. N. Raker iUHkindKNilTcadii Qadet c 4TH0LIC Lovi;ll Skeldon KARNtS DiETZ H. G. Ha ES Hogan Seitz Flaherty COSTELLO Farris Chaffee GUENTHER MacFarla ND p. O. Ward Chalmers M. S. Carter O ' Meara Stayton Markham Thompson Cliet$ Club C. D. WiEGAND, President E. Wright, Jr., Vice-President P. A. Roy, Secretary-Manager H. B. Cooper, Ass ' t. Manager KjIaA o THE POINTER OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY JJje Pointer — Past, Present and Future IooKlNt. Ba( K. Journalistically, The Pointer must be regarded as a youngster, if not as an infant. It was not until 1923, a date which marked the 50th an- niversary of the founding of The Harvard Lampoon and the 46th anniversary of The Yale Record, that The Pointer came into existence. Number One of Volume One appeared on September 15, 1923. An excursion into The Pointer hies of seven years ago reveals that The Pointer did not spring into being, over- night. An imposing amount of correspondence in which cadets, the superintendent, the commandant and mem- bers of the academic board took part, preceded Num- ber One, Volume One. There were long and fre- quent conferences : there were innumberable argu- ments pro and con before permission to publish the magazine was secured. Col- onel Holt, although sym- pathetic with the cadets seeking to establish a corps magazine, pointed out in dl the Thf Pointer " Gets Out a Number publica- did not his communications difficulties and obstacles which would beset the tion of a magazine at West Point. He, frankly favor the proposed venture. Ir was Colonel Stewart, then Commandant of Cadets, who swung the balance in favor of the ambitious cadets, and insured a trial for the new magazine. It is safe to assume that during publication of those first few numbers all the difficulties prophesized by Colonel Holt were en- countered. Copy had to be prepared in driblets — because the printing plant at Highland Falls had not the capacity for the last-minute deluge of copy. Advertising had to be solicited, a circulation — the goal was set at 2,500 — had to be attained, a system of bookkeeping had to be established. A thousand other details presented themselves — and that pioneering board met and conquered them all. The Present. The most superficial perusal of The Pointer reveals that the magazine is unique among col- lege publications. As a matter of fact, the men who founded The Pointer laid down for it a few fundamental principles which, in the world of college publications, were little short of revolutionary. The Pointer is not a newspaper, but it does en- deavor to convey the out- standing of cadet events. The Pointer is not a comic, but it " runs " several pages of humor each number. The Pointer is not a literary periodical, but it prints the best of cadet verse, stories and articles. Serious art, articles by officers high in our profession, serious and semi-serious editorials — all these are found in the col- umns of The Pointer. Today, with the possible exception of the Annapolis Log. the college world has no magazine directly com- parable to The Pointer. That is to say, there is no other college publication which covers such a varied field as does The Pointer. Obviously, then, there are few precedents to guide The Pointer. The magazine has made its own precedents; it has profited by its own mistakes, rather than by the mistakes of others. It may be said to be pioneering in a new field — and in this very fact those who have worked with The (Continued on page 424) Paul Williams Thompson Edhor-ni-Chiej Thomas Jefferson Du Bose Brniness Man.iger The " Board of The To inter . IFS Percy Hannigan Nelson Marquis Lynde, Jr. Franklin Pierce Miller Liltijiy Editor Charles Theodore Tench Associate Editor Notes and Comment Lawrence McIlroy Guyer Associate Editor James Leitch Grier sports Editor Ralph Coheland Coofi r Adrertising Manager David Haytor Bl:ci Managing Edilc Daniel Campbell Doubleday Circiilatio n Manager George Franklin Baltzell, Jr. Associate Editor Earnest VC ' ard Carr Associate Editor Richard Claire Carpenteh (, Editor RiciiAKn Da ' ID ' fntworth Major H. F. SpuRGI Olfu-er-in-Charge {Continued pom p.ige 421) Poiiitey take a pardonable pride. It can be noted that there is increasing evidence of a tendency among other col- lege publications to follow the lead of The Pointer. The Future. The present Pointer is still an experi- ment — but one whose success is assured. Without excep- tion and without doubt, The Pointer has improved from year to year. Principles that were first hazy and ill-defined are becoming definite and clear. The Pointer now ranks with the leading college journals, and few doubt but that it will continue to do so. Ill THE SECOND CLASS STAFF 11 fW(fWisW£,iPi M .f 1 . , THIRD CLASS ASSISTANTS FOURTH CLASS ASSISTANTS IUK|lel 1ote$ JiTand ook FOR THE Corps of Cadets Robert M. Losey Editor BUGLE NOTES STAFF Horace F. Syke Business Alaticige i iU I C. S. Vanderblue Editor-in-Ch:ej M AFTER twelve months of gathering pictures, - writing copy and running down ads we have concluded that the building of a Howitzer re- quires quite a bit of work. It is because of the splendid co-operation and harmony that existed among the members of the staff that the progress of the book pro- ceeded so smoothly. No outcroppings of personalities nor any flares of tempera- ment arose to mar our associations. Every- one applied himself conscientiously and gave of his time with- out complaint. Holi- days and week-ends were not dedicated to dra s;ini;. While the Tiif H. snakes glided rhythmically to the strains of Jimmy Mahan ' s CuUum Orchestra we hopped to work in cadence with the sharp staccato of the typewriters. We did not strive to create an unusual book by embodying modernistic treatment and radical arrangements but rather bent our efforts toward the building of an accurate record of 29 ' s four years at the Academy. We have endeav- ored to treat our sub- ject in an original manner and to pre- serve for 1929 a re- membrance of their clays Time judge cess. orps. fair sue- The Howitzer McKEE Athletics No one of the Staff was more prompt than Bozo. His work was always up to schedule, was very accurate, detailed, and well organized. The Athletic Section is a tribute to his hard, consistent work. In addition to his other duties he gave " B " Company sales talks on Christmas Cards and Howitzers, as- sisted other departments with their work and subbed for the Editor at various times. CARR Biogyaph ' ies Venus was confronted with one of the most difficult pieces of work in the entire book. Innumerable afternoons were spent in revising and adding to poopsheets from all sections of the class. His understanding of human nature has been so thor- oughly injected into the book that his section has become a true picture of the class. ARNETT H ' istoyy " Research Charley! " was a fitting title. He searched the Library shelves, he searched Charley Wheiler ' s albums, he searched Mr. Stockbridge ' s collections, he searched the Corps ' " A " books and — he searched these all again. After Charley brought his heaps of pictures in, we started to search. Every evening, three minutes after first call, we had to search through these piles for the " F " Company runt and drag him off ' to supper. The Howitzer RAU Art Many of the orit inal and unique ideas that characterize this book are Rau ' s. No one has put himself more into his work than Chuck and because of his willingness to slave afternoons and evenings the book is enriched with his headers. His work on the page layouts has given the book a uniform and clear- cut appearance. HILL Biographies We gave Red only one title — Biography Editor — but we loaded several jobs on his back. After collaborating with Venus Carr in the writing of the Biographies, Red built a fire under his boilers and then proceeded to push through the Class History section. In the meantime he spent his Saturdays and Sundays composing forewords and reading proofs. All in all he worked. REYNOLDS Circulation To supervise the sale of Howitzers to 1260 men — to push each company to take its quota — and to do this when every soul is preaching economy and thrift takes diplomacy, sales- manship, poopsheets or blackmail. Regardless, Jake made good his slogan — " Every Copy Sold. " And then, too, we mention his Battle-of-the-Christmas Cards in which he fought a game battle, though hampered greatly by lack of supplies. The Howitzer SOMMERS Adveitis ' iii " Spring brought the songs of robins and blooms of the crocii, but Charlie heeded them not, for this veteran of the Ad Department was too engrossed in the work of inducing new firms to place their names before us. The book ' s distinctive cover and its numerous examples of worthwhile art would not have been possible without the efforts of our breadwinner. HANNIGAN H niioy Jim handled his work masterfully! His section came in in completed form, on time, and well laid out. His task was quite unique in that the humor had to pass the censor — and still sat- isfy the Corps. Teamed with " Hors-de-combat " Lynde he ar- ranged set-ups that would make " College Humor " appear passe, but alack! alas! we dared not use it. Amen. BALTZELL Activities The activity section was well manned. George ran down copy, identified photographs, revised poopsheets and he ac- quued results. In the meantime he laid out the section and arranged the committees. He was always ready to put his slioulder to the wheel whenever called. Promptness and thor- oughness characterized George ' s work and no task was growled at. The Howitzer STEVNING Ach ' ertis ' mg A glance at the rear passes oi this book will convince you that Steve has ably combined art and business in his ads. Three of our crack, plebe typists worked steadily in an effort to keep up with his letters. Steve laid out the section and was intrusted hv many of the advertisers with the writing of their copy. GOLDBERG CiYCulat ' iou The fact that the Howitzer has a large outside circula- tion is due to Goldie ' s successful campaign in placing Howitzers in Army Company Day Rooms. He also added the Foundlings and Candidates to his extensive list. To success- fully handle this job required work, toil and labor. WILLIAMSON Phut ,gyapb)—Art As Photographic Editor, Willie ' s tasks were many and varied. To him we left the procurement of all photographs. He supervised group settings and arranged schedules for indi- vidual pictures. Though burdened with an overwhelming num- ber of pictures Willie would not OK one until he had minutely inspected it. The clarity of the photographs attest to Willie ' s efforts. The Howitzer Mr. Benjamin F. James Tfchmcal Adrian,- Captain R. L. Bacon Offictr-ni-Charge Mr. Edgar Bromberger LeuM AJmor Mr. James has rendered rhe ' 29 Howitzer a service of merit. He has managed all commercial relations and has observed the building of the book, page by page. His professional knowledge of the Printer ' s and Engraver ' s Art coupled with his experience in the building of fine books have guided us in our work, and because of his careful su- pervision we have been saved from many of the discouraging disappoint- ments that would have befallen us. The Editor himself could not have taken more interest in the Howitzer than did Captain Bacon. He was al- ways ready to help us and to advise us. He arranged the appointments to fit our schedule and never objected when we robbed " E " Co. of its or- derly hour. In addition to his regular assign- ment of censor he burdened hm:self with the proofreading of all copy. lACKNOl I ' LEDGMENTS Brombie took service with us as Legal Advisor but because of our good faith and the integrity of the second party to the conttact he was forced to seek action in the Ad Dept. In this branch he worked on our dead leads and succeeded in reviving several. Closing date for copy came and Brombie transferred to the Cir- culation Dept., where he found an all year job. Seriously Brombie has aided us in many ways and we ap- preciate his sincere interest. He has lent a hand. ii The Howitzer Staff wishes to express its appreciation for the sincete interest that the following persons liave taken in the building of this book and wishes to acknowledge the many services that they have rendered. Mr. Charles ' Wheeler for his cheerful co-operation in the taking of the numerous photographs that we have used. Mr. Tripp, of the Post Printing Plant, for the printing of our letter heads, envelopes and advertising circulars. Mr. Dexter " White, President of the " White Studios, for the services his organization gave us. Miss B. E. Ellinson, of White Studios, for her assistance and advice. Mr. Stockbridge, of the Drawing Academy, for the pictture " Memories " in the History Section. Mr. Frederick Lewis for the assistance given to the Business Department. Capt. " Wells, Publicity Officer, for the use of his Summer Camp pictures. Mr. Frank Ketter for the use of his Corps Activity pictures. Mr. Gene O ' Brien, of the Wide World Photographic Service for the excellent action pictures we obtained from his files. " Pinky " Greenwood for the mailing of the Christmas Cuds and for his prompt delivery of all Howitzer mail. The Howitzer 1930 STAFF B.irtlctt Lothrop Keller, C Brisach Webber, M. A, G Barrow Neil, D R. Fuller, A. L. Ganey Kilpatrick, Assocuite Editor Broom, EJiror iii Chirj Heitiiian, Bininns M.,iiuger Whipple, Asiociate Editor % -m THIRD AND FOURTH CLASS ASSISTANTS Mellnik Smith, F.G. McConnell Schukraft Porter Ma Means ( arrell SiiiL ' les Herman W; . ,,vll 11 m m v4gv VIVR 9 ' ' VI H % VIWl ' VfC WW m H. H. D[-; Kayl, Pies ' ideut G. R. Hai-s. Vice-President C. S. Vanderblue, Bus. Mgr. and Treasuvi D. C. DoUBLEDAY, Secretary Captain Dumas Lieutenant Egner Lieutenant Wright ToODLE-00 ' A T precisely eleven sixteen P. M., Saturday, March the second, the curtain fell over the best perform- - • - ance which a Dialectic Society has presented in several seasons. Snappy songs, catchy dances, well casted players and an admirably composed script left a rather dubious audience — perhaps the most diffi- cult audience in the world to please, the United States Corps of Cadets — joyously thrilled, perfectly con- tented and enormously entertained. Everyone was satisfied — which, at best, is a difficult lieight to at- tain even by the most energetic Hundredth Night entourage. The music was composed and arranged by Lt. Egner and Cadet H. H. DeKaye. The lyrics were ci)mposed by Cadet P. W. Thompson. The theme of " Toodle-oo " was novel. It begins on the campus of Yarvard College which, by the way, was all agog. Not only was it the night of the Senior Prom but Betty and Bill, the principals in " I ' arvard ' s favorite romance, were having another of their famous disagreements. The Seniors had seen any number of both proms and disagreements before; but they had never occurred on the same night, and everyone predicted the worst. This time they were correct, for the Prom was hardly under way bet ore the crash came. Betty and Bill left the gym at midnight and on their way home had decided that it was all over between them. Bill, with the peculiar logic of a young man in love, decided upon a campus bench as the place to spend the night and there the Professor found him. When Bill ' s CLiiiosity was aroused by a strange bottle which the Professor carried, he engaged him in conversation and found that Nichols Kambu Ffrdinando y Colombo the contents of the bottle were guaranteed to carry anyone to any period of history which he might care to investigate. This appealed to Bob ' s present state of mind and a deal was arranged. With a final " Toodle-oo! " to Betty, Wirvard Collegians, and the Professor, he was off for the Spain of Ferdinand and Isabelle. He encountered Co- lumbus in an old Spanish tavern and decided to join him on a cruise of exploration which the Don was planning. Columbus was pleased with Bill ' s Twentieth Century pep and agreed to give liim the berth of mate — but there Betty and Bill Poole and Bel was a condition, that Bill negotiate a deal involving the crown jewels of Aragon and CastiUe, Isabelle, Columbus and a certain pawnbroker. Bill consented but was greatly shocked on meeting Isa- belle to learn that she was none other than the Fifteenth Century edition of the Betty he had left for- ever. Nevertheless, he went ahead with his plans until the royal Bill decided that the atmosphere of Caesar ' s Court would be more agreeable to his health and the contents of the bottle sent him on his wav. But at Ccesar ' s Court, there was no peace for Bill. Caesar was in urgent need of a campaign man- ager for it was election time in Alexandria, Egypt, and his boy-friend, Anthony, was running for mayor. Bill, with his reputation as campus politician, was the logical man to get out the vote and he was pre- sented with the job. Everything was lovely until Cleopatra entered the scene and Bill discovered that he was having a twenty-centuries ' early date with his Betty. They left for Cleo ' s favorite oasis in the middle of the Sahara, but Antony, although merely the lady ' s husband, was unable to see the arrange- ment and followed with Caesar and a Ri:)man legion. All this made Bill decide that Nineteen Twenty- nine was not such a bad year, after all, and once more the bottle came into use. Betty was unable to Jewels Murphy and Chappell Carithers and Thiede sleep. So she called the family limousine and started in search of her man. Her first guess was the right one, for there on the bench sat Bill, an empty bottle at his feet. When she finally succeeded in waking him — well, what would you do if you ' d just returned from doing battle with a Roman legion and saw the O. A. O. in a forgiving frame of mind? The cast was remarkably well chosen. Murphy was at his best as Betty. Hays, chosen for a role entirely new from his usual parts, played that of the harassed hero. Bill. Possibly the find of the show was Merrill. Playing the roles of the Professor, Columbus and Antony, he was one of the outstanding stage successes. Chappell ' s deep, sonorous, commanding voice was well chosen for the part of Cassar while Nichol ' s dignity gave a very vivid characterization of the famed Ferdinand. Too many thanks cannot be given to Mrs. Stratemeyer, Miss McHugh, Major Moses, Captain Dumas, and Lieutenant Wright who collaborated in every possible way to make the show a striking success. Through their stage direction and their appropriate suggestions they ironed out the few flaws which might otherwise have appeared. 1 Greenapple School yi , for . YOU send us the boy, we send you the remains. Famous for its Mihtary Straining. Prepares for any college or kindergarten. All our instructors are West Point Found- lings. Separate school for younger and dumber boys. Fine weather the year round. No rain to speak of Located in the beautiful Popolopen Valley. Address— The Secretary Box 2 Rounds Popolopen, N. Y. Flounder Academy of Dramatics Learn to ralk and act. Are vou dumb when you sit on •oul■ hands?? Then ' o u are a Fa lure. Livingcatastrophies are our specialty. Develop personality and poise. Register _ ,, _ _ NOW. He who hesitates fails. Be a talker. Save the price of a phonograph. We also teach dancing and sitting out. Can you hold your own at a dance or does someone else run off with her? Address THE HUMMING BIRD Hot Dam, Indiana Floating Correspondence School C IT in a comfortable stateroom and write. J The captain corrects your papers and performs marriages. Motto: " Sink or Swim. " Tennis Courts on the Chicago and Cam- bridge. Bus trips to such points as Egypt and Yale. Open to all but Midship?nen. Register early so we can spend the cash. Fireproof. Plenty of water m case of con- flagration. Address SEA SEEK Box Candy, N. Y. Learn to Thump -:- $ $ Millions for the Proper Man $ $ $ Are You He? $ $ || Chiropractors just haul in the cash with a bang. A mere twist of the wrist and your pocket is full. Face lifting and care of glass eyes taught as added attraction. Someone else is gyping your Podunk and getting all the cash. Why shouldn ' t it be vou? ? THE PRESSER Cornfed-on-Husband, N. Y. •rill TIIO POillTI«$$ Hiiiiior Section or My A) Howit ei ' Usui .V. M. IV.VDf , Art J. P. HAMNIGAN, Hi imr Editor RAL Art R. C. CARPENTER, Ar Ml ONI- of our proof-readers dashed into the office the other day with a fiery look in his eye and a shining axe in his upraised hands. After the use of some rather ticklish persuasion he was cahned down and told us his tale of woe. He had proofread this section and being English — well, the dentist had just started to administer the laugh- ing gas when the En- glish grey matter was finally penetrated. The dentist glanced up, surprised, as peal after peal of mirthful laugh- ter shook the patient ' s frame. " Ah, " he re- marked blithely, " it works rapidly today. " Grasping his pliers in one hand and remov- ing the gas mask with the other he removed two fractious wisdom teeth. Having piled the dentist ' s drill, tools, chair and table upon the learned medico, our proof- reader had immediately adjourned in search of all humorists or other human parasites. At this instant in the recounting of the tale a crash announced that the vines on the wall had not been strong enough to hold one of the humorists who had made a rapid exit via the rear windows. The proof-reader glanced out the window and apparently felt avenged, for with a gleam in his eye he stood the axe in a corner and returned to his prosaic but necessarv work. 7 his section is dedicated to the Scotchman who never took his trousers off for fear someone would steal his PENCE Another incident we just can ' t keep under our hat occurred when a certain feminine bit of royalty was visiting in a high ranking officer ' s home. In the midst of a bridge in her honor the conversation had died — ebbed — faded pitifully. " With true di- plomacy she decided to say some- thing — anything. As her rapid glance roved over the room her eyes were attracted by a large silver loving cup on a bookcase in the corner. " Why, Col- onel, " she exclaimed, " I didn ' t know you were an a t h 1 e t e I " Whereupon the Col- onel explained in de- tail the disposition of napkin rings at gradu- Team-work is a necessity in every activity, be it playing football or running a flea circus. Thanks to the close co-operation between the Humorists and Artists on both the Pointer Staff and Howitzer Staff this section has been made far more repre- sentative of 1929 Corps humor than could otiier- wise have been possible. We present this section as a Monument (Who said tombstone?) to the Jokesters and Sketchers of the two Corps Publications. The Qonouest of ( OUNT DE ' SaRK The boys in blue were tootin ' it up, Club CuUum was sure goin ' , The kid that tickles the saxophone Was makin ' a helluva moan. The moon shone down upon the throng. But they were well apart. He gazed in her eyes, and to his surprise He felt a twitch at his heart. And CuUum Hall, where females fall For buttons and braid and gags, Was filled to the lee of the balcony With kaydets avec and stags. For the lady knew a thing or two About the game of love. And in her eyes (which were full of lies) Was the light of the stars above. From near and far, by train and car, Had come the week-end femmes. Twas easy to see that some were L. P. However, most were gems. She was clever as sin and neat and trim, With a skin you love to touch, And she was fair, with golden hair. Moreover, she knew too much. But out of the whirls of kaydets and girls You could pick the evening ' s sensation, A three point from head to toe. Decked out in a Paris creation. When the hop was o ' er there came to the door The runt a-lookin ' for them. But he turned pale green, for ' twas plain to be seen She ' d never be his again. Some wooden runt had pulled the stunt Of dragging to the dance His O. A. O., and, boys, you know He didn ' t stand a chance. And Fm here to state that as sure as fate Both lost by the same amount. Both knew their stuff but not quite enough — He fell — and she took the Count. A stag would grin and then cut in; Another ' d try the same. But one short step was all they ' d get With that vivacious dame. Then through the door and on the floor Came Lester Skeenitch de Bark, Without mistake the greatest snake And lookin ' for a lark. From Sunny Spain to Lake Champlain Had gone his tale of fame. With Cupid ' s darts and broken hearts He ' d made himself a name. For his haughty air and icy stare. His classic nose and chin. They called him " Count " and now his lips Were twisted in a grin. For he had seen the little queen. And out he strode and tagged. A minute later he tried to date her; He thought the game was bagged. Becoming bolder, he glanced over his shoulder At the runt, who in great alarm Saw him depart, to the balcony start With the lady on his arm. -By RoLow. Picpce l au -29 ■The POINTLESS 3 DhAR Soi ; I am sending you this picture of our class as you requested. As for comments there are few I can make except that the double number of brass buttons on certain cadets indicates that they were very hivey and acted as assistant instructors. Also I ask you to notice how spoony and neatly pressed our trousers were compared to yours today. Now will you believe it when I say the " Corps has gone to hell " . ' ' I will admit that the O. D. has his breast- plate showing and some of the cadets require their monthly hair trimming. There being no hat racks in the Mess Hall we had to sit on our caps with the results shown. We weren ' t going on a train ride as you suggested, but always wore our collars that way. Also the shoes and socks were truly col- legiate. As usual we were way ahead of our time — oxford bags and garterless socks have only recently arrived among the unsuspecting civilians. I am also enclosing a picture of one Mary Kroosmus, an old flame of mine. I remember distinctly present- ing your present room-mate ' s father with a dis- colored eye after an unsuccessful attempt on his part of keen-liling. Incidentally the reason I was slugged was because I missed parade one day when Mary and I were down on Flirtation. But listen, youngster, don ' t let your mother hear a word of this, understand? I can tell you a lot more when you get home on leave — but I refuse to write it — you might publish it. Love, Dad. Alary Kroosmus rije POINTLESS Headquarters United States Military Academy west point, n. y. June 10, 1929. Special Orders No, 137. Extracc 7. Incident to the trip of the Corps of Cadets to CaH- fornia for the Stanford Football Game the following rules for conduct on board the airplanes are announced : 1. Men will not expectorate while flying over large 2. One man will be at each machine gun while pass- ing over Chicago. 3. Eagles will not be enticed to fly through the pro- pellers by displaying food as on the last trip. 4. Penalty for jumping in parachutes will be 6-22, If parachute fails to open cost of parachute will be sustained by cadet concerned. 5. Men will not board or receive tows from passing dirigibles. These are strictly off limits. 6. Upon leaving San Francisco the CCQ will inspect for the Golden Gate. 7. Command " Fall Out " will not be given without permission. 8. Permission to drop bombs on homes of ex-blind drags must coine from the Officer in Charge. By order of Lt. -Colonel Almonds . S. Piffle, Adjutant. The POINTLESS r - ■y . Coast Artillery and Aviation 9B ' ? ' 5 ■[] -T3 — ,.: " S - ' 2 c. s s ?. r, :■« ' 5 a - ' - o rt y . ' z -3 r- « o « . C D c tf- S 2 S o s •u •= bC 5z 3 ; rt O zg 0 O t. Q (y5 .S o.- 2 « -3 - — TJ — 2 r- z s -3 a -J I a -z) n 5 z -n s: II 2 .n -Q rt C I J " Z ffl t r-:1 - § J O ' 5 " -Jlj -, c -J t •JC o The POINTLESS M " Don ' t hearted. only dentists can ,n the mouth! " look so broken- Mrs. DiimhroHsky. look down WHERE DO THE RUNTS BEGIN Out where the quiil sheet ' s redder and rawer. Out where the plebe ' s necks are just a bit sorer, Out where the file closers yelp and holler. Out where two stars shine on each collar. Out where the gigs come-down to order. Out where they are just a trifle shorter, That ' s where the runts begin. Out where the braid is a little more dusty. Out where the rifles are just a little bit rusty, Out where the trou hang a little more baggy, Out where the hair is a little more shaggy, Out where the drags are a little bit wetter, Out where life is just Bigger and Better, That ' s where the Flankers begin. ' Now listei f eyes and — " ' Vfj-, b it yon should hare seen her eat! I bet she has GOLF FOR CADETS A Handbook for the Tee Hound 1 . Report to first tee. Arrange a small sand dune on the ground and top this by the ball. Then top the ball. 2. Replace ball and swing again. Apologize to your opponent and tell him you ' ll buy him a new pair of glasses as soon as possible. 3. Take midiron and swing wildly. Replace divot. 4. Having missed the man ahead of you yell " Fore. " He will then stop glaring at you so ferociously. 5. Lift the ball out of the sand pit and throw it over the bunker. A lot of time and cate were needed to make these hazards and they should not be recklessly destroyed. 6. When your ball goes into the rough, play your opponents ball be- fore he arrives. 7. ' When players ahead obstruct your way, call " Speed up in front " in a loud tone. If players behind re- quest that you hutry up, reply, " Mind your own business, " in a polite man- ner and take more practice swings. S. After missing the sixth putt get out the vocabulary and have a dry run. After missing the seventh go into fire for effect. 9. Refuse all future invitations to play the game. CJOREWOKD TO AD ERTISEMENTS THE firms listed in the following pages are busi- ness organizations who have a vital interest m the Armv. Established on the principles of integrity, service, and progress, they have earned the confidence and patronage that is commensurate with high busi- ness standards. Wherever vou are, you will find in these pages a firm that is prepared to serve you and fulfill vour needs to complete satisfaction. We sug- gest that vou use this advertising section as a con- venient guide. Index to -Advertisers Henry V. Allien Co 470 The Alligator Co 487 B. Airman Co 515 The American Laundry Machinery Co 509 American League Baseball Club of New York. . 454 The Arden Farms Dairy Co 482 The Army Mutual Aid Association 455 Association of Army Navy Stores, Inc 528 Hotel Astor 452 Augusta Military Academy 516 Bailey, Banks Biddle Co 453 Charles W. Baird 480 Banks, Inc 526 The L. G. Balfour Co 468 Francis Bannerman Sons 490 W. Basson 524 Bausch Lomb Optical Co 484 Bethlehem Steel Co 491 A. Bosch Son, Inc 496 Brill Brothers 477 Brokaw Brothers 522 Brooks Brothers 457 Charlottesville Woolen Mills 507 Colt ' s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co 467 Consolidated Aircraft Corporation 459 Dack ' s Limited 504 John David 511 The DuBois Press 527 Eaton, Crane Pike Co 458 Sigmund Eisner Co 460 The Finchley Establishment 499 The First National Bank of Highland Falls 473 Franklin Printing Co 523 Furtounis Chumas, Inc 462 General Ice Cream Corporation 476 Globe Rutgers Fire Insurance Co 517 Gorsart Co 506 Gulf Refining Co 481 Haskelite Manufacturing Corp 488 Daniel Hays Co 475 H. J. Heinz Co 472 Jennings Hood 506 The Horstmann Uniform Co 465 G. E, Howard Co 486 C. H. Hyer Sons 520 Wm. H. Jackson Co 508 Jenkins Brothers 474 E. F. Kemp 436 Keystone Aircraft Corporation 495 H. Kohnstamm Co., Inc 466 Krementz Co 576 Emil W. Kuhl, Jr 476 Larus Brother Co 462 Loose- Wiles Biscuit Co 476 Nat Luxenberg Brother 518 McEnany and Scott 496 Walter A. McGrath 497 G. C. Merriam Co 502 Charles Meurisse Co 488 N. S. Meyer, Inc 496 The David J. MoUey Co 521 The Monell Paper Co., Inc 508 The Moore Printing Co 510 Albert More 527 Motion Picture Producers Distributors of America, Inc 505 New York Baseball Club 498 O ' Shea Knitting Mills 514 O ' Sullivan Rubiser Co., Inc 494 Peal Co 485 Pietro Piscitelli 520 Philadelphia Photo-Engraving Co., Inc 525 The Pointer 501 The Pratt Whitney Aircraft Co 493 The Prudential Insurance Co. of America 469 The Quartermaster Association 524 Radio Corporation of America 471 Radio-Keith Orpheum Corporation 500 Jacob Reed ' s Sons 503 The Reveille Legging Co 460 Charles P. Rogers Co., Inc 480 San Diego Army Navy Academy 516 A. Schrader ' s Son 463 Asa L. Shipman ' s Sons 522 The Shredded Wheat Co 492 Julius Simon, Inc 527 Skillkrafters, Inc 512 The Southern Hotel 494 A. G. Spalding Brothers 487 Sperry Gyroscope Co., Inc 468 Starin Brothers 513 Stetson Shops, Inc 483 S. Stroock Co 496 E. B. Sudbury Co., Inc 490 J. F. Tapley Co 519 Alex Taylor Co 502 The Tietzel-Jones-Dehner Boot Co 456 Tiffany Co 451 Waldron Carroll 479 George S. Wallen Co 472 Washburn Crosby Co., Inc 472 The West Point Society of New York 487 Wheatsworth Inc 466 White Studio 461 Stephen F. Whitman Son, Inc 478 Whittemore Brothers 484 The Woolen Corporation of America 490 Wright Aeronautical Corporation 489 Young Brothers, Inc 456 W. F. Young, Inc 464 I ! ■% ' ' " ' ' " .vv., :: i •■ « .. 521 ;. .. 508 i ..510 ; .. 52) ! of ' ' 505 ;■ ■ « . 5H i ..520 •: Tiffany Co. . 501 f .4® j . .. 52J i 1 H i Jewelry Silverware Stationery ::i 1 ,.480 5 1 . 516 i ,,4« 1 , 522 i .452 i ,. 52: ! Kiiown Far and Wide For Quality ,.512 ,.«4 ,.4S7 ,463 ,,51} 1 . 48) ; Mail Inquiries Receive Prompt Attention ,456 ,,490 ,519 ; „ 502 ; ,.«6 ,, 4)1 , 4)9 : ,4-2 ( 48) ! ,466 i 461 i 4)8 4S4 490 ,,489 456 Fifth Avenue 37 -Street NewYork . ' . ' . ' A ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' " Page 45 1 r-H HHJUHIiiilHIi HHII I IHI ■■1 Hotel Jlstor T I M F S PERFECTION Perfect for the evening in town — five restaurants to choose from and, in Summer, the deliglitful Roof Garden! Perfect location — in the heart of the theatres .... And further perfection in Astor service, atmosphere and hixurious comfort! HEADQUARTERS OF Army Officers and the Corps of Cadets FRED A. MUSCHE.NHEliM — n O. D. : Get out of tkit Elm Tr, He: I can ' t. O. D.: Wh the data iiotl He: If s not an Elm. V,-- " You should have seen ]im tell ihi chief of police where to get off. " " He must be a biare man. " " No, he ' s a niolorman. " « r i:stal-.li.shed 1832 MOF PHILADELPHIA W ' ' ' IM Miniature Rings and Class Crests (struck from the finest steel dies) Can be supplied for all Classes The Military and Naval Insignia Catalogue for 1929 mailed upon request The Gift Suggestion Book nhiiled i po ! request Illustrates and prices Wedding and Personal Gifts — and Articles for the Home 1 " The Yankees " Compliments OF THE AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL CLUB OF New York Jacob Ruppert President E. G. Barrow Secretary 1 The RMY MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION THF Army Mutual Aid Association was born of necessity. Recognizing the need of immedi- ate help for their families in emergency, officers of the United States Army instituted this life insurance concern in 1879. Among its charter members were Generals Philip H. Sheridan, R. C. Drum, G. W. Davis, Arthur McArthur, W. R. Shafter, S. B. M. Young, and Emory Upton. The undertaking being largely a matter of experiment, an assessment plan compar- able 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 " or " whole life " insur- ance institution. FOR a half century, this organization, constituted and directed by its Army-officer member- ship, has provided Army officers with life insurance at rates averaging lower than 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 or investments, and its strongest advocates are its members and the widows it has helped. It has never been in financial difficulty in spite of epidemics, money panics, and wars. Those insured are select risks of varied age, rank and duty in the Army. INVESTMENTS have been made in conservative, safe and sound securities upon the advice of qualified investment counsel. The Experience Table shows the growth of membership to have been gradual, consistent, and healthy, and that the increase in members has conformed closely to the increase in the Army 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 al- ways been more than sufficient to meet instantly all benefits due. The administration and pol- icy plan are suited to the special needs of Army families. WHEN insurance benefits become due they are paid instantly, one-half being transmitted by wire and one-half by mail. Another outstanding feature of the Association ' s work is its help in preparing the pension and other claims for the bereaved parents, widows and fam- ilies of its members. This service, built up through years of experience, assures the relatives of members that their rights as to Government 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 because they failed to file claims and supporting evidence for pensions and other Government allowances. EV[;r - eligible Army Officer and Cadet should become a member and support the work of this Association, first, as a matter of qood business; second, as a matter of t ' Spnt cic corps. -!20NE_BETTER_MA2£-- NEW YORK Young ' s Hats are made expressly for a clientele that recognizes a hat as the most important item of dress. They are styled for true distinction and becomingness — not merely to cover the head. New York Stores " all over town " THE MOST BEAUTIFUL H.AT STORE IN .AMERICA IS OUR HOTEL ASTOR SHOP The POINTLESS Teitzel ' s Custom Made Boots Are Distinctive in Their Quality BOOTS TREES SAM BROWNE BELTS and PUTTEES AUde rom the Hii hest Grade Imported and Domestic Calfskins The Teitzel-Joncs-Dehner Boot Co. Wichita, Kansas THE FOUNDLINGS LAMENT Fm sitting here, in the dazzhng light Thinkint; and dreaming of Home — I ouglit to be working, but here I am shirking, And watciiing the " Burning of Rome. " For Fm to be found, when the writs come round. And its not that I do not care — But I can not help thinking with heavy heart sinking: " Her lips, and her eyes, and her hair. " I was " quite the boy, " in my little home town. And she was my sweetheart fair, But I knew that for me, such as she could not be, For she wanted a millionaire. The folks were all proud of this son they ' d endowed With wisdom and strength, " savoir faire, " And this " West Point idee " suited them to a " t, " And tiiey swore that they ' d put me there. It all went so well, until finally. Oh H , I found that it couldn ' t be. My grades a-sinking, I, dreaming and thinking. Eventually had to go " D. " Oh I ' m sorry to say that I ' ve not long to stay, And soon I ' ll be going back " there " — And still I ' m debating. Oh will they be waiting? Those lips, and those eyes, and that hair. K. O. DUCROT. We ' re used to seeing anything galloping around the streets of New York, but yesterday when a man dropped his suit- case and it started running all over the street we were really dismayed. ' Sally wouldn ' t hold my hand in school. ' Why not. ' " ' Guess she ' s just not made that way. " ESTABLISHED 1818 MADISON AVENUE COR. FORTY-FOURTH STREET NEW YORK Uniforms for Officers of the United States Army Agents in the United States for the " WooDRow Cap " and Messrs. Peal Co. ' s " Sam Browxe Belt " Sefid for Nezv Military Price List Civilian Clothing l eadv made or to Measure BOSTON PALM BEACH NEWPORT Newbory co». B.R.tLt, St. 246 P.lm B„ch A.tNuE.S 220 Belie.ue Avt-.;. EATON ' S IGHLAND LINEN You can always count on Eaton ' s Highland Linen to convey a good Impression. Quality — Style — Satisfaction are its three outstanding features. It is made in the most so- cially correct sizes and shades — To suit Every Occasion and Every Purse. Eaton, Crane Pike Co. Pittsfield, Mass. The POINTLESS DIRGE (chorus) After the battle mother, After the bloody fray. With empty purse and many a curse We ' ll toast the fem.mes — " Enfev! " Here ' s to Daisy, coy and sweet, A sally-port sister, truly ; I dragged her for a friend in con. And was she slow and muley — ? (Lord! Lord!) She took my " I Co " and my hat Right on my spoony trou she sat I drew the line, because I swear, She tried to get my underwear — (chorus) And there was ' Vileet, Sugga Babe, The clinging vine, you know, I had her up for Hundredth Nite, List to this tale of woe — (Soft Music) She heaved such sighs and rolled her eyes And portioned out the sweetest lies. But when I tried a Jenkins holt. Reaction? Yes — you heard the jolt — (chorus) 3 Three cheers for Sadie, femme du monde. Hard bowery queen no less, Her strength was in her brawny arms, A Sampson lady, I confess (hey! hey!) She sprained my neck and pulled my hair And gave me nudges foul and fair, Sweet Sadie caught the five-fifteen. While I emersed in iodine — (chorus) (Lash) i I ' Why do you permit your boiler factory to smell so badly? ' Oh, just for the benefit of the deaf. " If a hundred guinea pigs were placed side by side in a single le there would soon be more guinea pigs. 11 REASONS WHY the Consolidated Husky is the proven plane i- ' ii ' iO lluihki " on the line " ul liruuks Field, San Antonio, Texas FOR TRAINING — seven hundred in daily operation. 2 — used to train four thousand Ameri- can flyers. 3 — total flight record over fifteen mil- lion miles. 4 — employed at one hundred and forty air stations in Western Hemisphere. 5 — there has never heen a fire in a Husky — in the air or on the ground. 6 — many Huskies have individual rec- ords well over one thousand hours service without an overhaul. 7 — records of Army and Navy show the Husky to be far safer than any other type of training plane. § — due to the Husky ' s simplicity and sturdiness, ground crews are re- duced fifty percent. 9 — the Husky is the standard training plane of the U. S. Army and Navy, and five foreign countries. IQ — the Consolidated Husky is backed by eight years ' exclusive manufac- ture of training planes. 21 — no Husky has yet worn out. Consolidated Aircraft Corporation Buffalo N Y CONSOLIDATED AIRCRAFT Officers ' Uniforms Especially Tailored at Moderate Prices SiGMUND Eisner Co. Red Bank, N. J. New York Show Rooms: 261 Fifth Avenue The POINTLESS BOOTS SHOES The Keveille Legging Co. Manufacturers of High-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. LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS LOOKING FORWARD When tlie clouds have rolled away, And the sun has " riz " to stay, I will be a happy yearlin ' , And go singin ' all the day. My shoes no more will have to shine, I never will stand still in line, When I get to be a yearlin ' , I ' ll reach formations just in time. The world will have a rosy hue, Always showin ' somethin ' new. While my yearlin ' year goes flyin ' . As happy days are prone to do. Now I look ahead and sigh, Wonderin ' as the days go by. How it feels to be a yearlin ' . When I think of fun I ' ve had, But then I may be somewhat sad, How it goes to rank so high. When I was no happy yearlin ' And realize then, things weren ' t so bad. But there is a lot of pleasure. And some comfort in a measure, Hopin ' , in my yearlin ' year. To have found the looked for treasure. Sanfori Goodness No ' s. George Washington: " Boy, you should have seen me chop down a cherry tree today. It was a scream. " Abraham Lincoln: " I did. And laugh, I thought I ' d split a rail. " " He ' s one of the most unusual inen I ' ve ever met. " " In what way. ' " " Why, he can see just as well behind him as he can in front of him without turning his head. " " Gwan, that ' s impossible. " " No, it isn ' t. He ' s blind. " I i ESTABLISHED 18S8 A QUARTER CENTURY OF COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPHY ( m® xxo WEST 41ND STREET NEW YORK COMPLETELY EQUIPPED TO RENDER THE HIGHEST QUALITY CRAFTMANSHIP AND AN EXPEDITED SERVICE ON BOTH PERSONAL PORTRAITURE AND PHOTOG- RAPHY FOR COLLEGE ANNUALS OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER to the " 19 9 HOWITZER " EDGEWORTH A Gentlt Smokt Phg Slice Ready Rubbed The Chosen Pipe Tobacco of the Corps Since 1877 Riclimond, Virginia Larus Bro. Co. i FURTOUNIS CHUMAS, Inc DEALERS IN BANANAS X09 Broadway and no William Street NEWBURGH, N. Y. " Were yoit in the mess hall aj er lunch? " Whadja think I was ajter? " I sent thee late a quart of gin; I was not honoring thee. I merely hoped that you Would send some Scotch to me. But you thereof did only drink And sent none back to me Since then I ' ve prayed — and prayed and prayed For it to poison thee. Blair, A. W. " I had a nightiuave last night. ' " You look bed-ridden. " BAIX G4UGE shows exact pressure SCHOOLS and colleges alike are wel- coming the new Schrader No. 5896 Athletic Ball Gauge. It is receiving the approval of the leading Coaches and Athletic Managers, as well as Officials throughout the country. This gauge does away with the under-inflated " slow " ball and the over-inflated " fast " ball. It as- sures the same resiliency in the prac- tice 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 a. schrader s son, simply pushes out the indicator to the pressure All delicate mechanism is eliminated. Be- cause of its simple and sturdy construction 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 foot of the gauge directly into the ball. To test the pressure it is not necessary 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 without loss of air. The Schrader Athletic Rail Gauge registers the true pressure of the ball pact pi CHICAGO, Toronto. Brooklyn. Lond ■thoul disconnecting pump hose. correct mark. chrader Makers of Pneumatic Valves Since 1844 not the sure of the pump. Ask your supply house about this new No. 5896 gauge at once. i mf TIRE VALVES TIRE GAUGES The POINTLESS OUR FURRED FRIENDS ' Mess Kit Carson at Popolopen rriKf " This little Pi ' gie went to market — . No children, this little piggie went to gymnasium. Yes all the little 1929 plebe piggies carried cute little bags. They contained their gym panties and shoesies. Yes the bag bottoms often fell out when they got wet. Then they put another cute httle bag outside of the old one. Wasn ' t that clever children? Would you like to have been a 1929 piggie. ' " ' oi.v% fM 1816 IC Th, 92-9 HORSTMANN UNIFORM Sixth and Cherry Sts. PHILADELPHIA Company Army Officers ' Note: We handle all the up-to-date fabrics, among which are Elastics, Bara- theas; imported Whip- cords and Gabardines; also imported light Bedford Cords and Cavalry Twi for breeches. THE BLUE OUTFIT We have a full line of Dark Blue Cloth, Crepe and Doeskin, Skyblue Doeskin and Elastique, Imported and Domestic. Maryland Avenue ANNAPOLIS Uniforms and Equipment 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 78 years we have made a specialt) ' of supplying power laundries with the proper wash- ing materials and information on the latest im- proved methods of handling all classes of work. Our sen ice department is as close as your mail box or telephone H. KOHNSTAMM Co., InC. New York Chicago Good W ' jshiiig Hc.idqnMten Since 1S}1 The POINTLESS O-ORDINATION of MIND and MATTER requires that both mind and body be al- ways in the best condition. That is why Wheatsworth Whole Wheat Flour is used for baking at the Academy. All the brain-building, body-strengthening quali- ties of the natural 100% whole grain are in Wheatsworth WHOLE WHEAT CRACKERS-FLOUR— CEREAL Just as the morale of troops depends largely on the proper food, so their training progress depends on the kind of food they eat. Wheatsworth products are natural food that re- plenish natural stamina for the active mind and body CEfJIAt I " Fhat will keep a dog from scratching fleas? " " Arsenic. " The newly married couple had fallen out. The quarrel lasted through the night; and on the next morning the wife, without speaking, went down to prepare breakfast. Thinking it was time to make peace, the husband called from the top of the stairs — " What ' s for breakfast, darling. " " Rats! " came back the taa reply. " All right, dear, " replied the hubby resignedly, " cook one for yourself, but boil me an egg. " ' I beg your pardon, " remarked the prisoner to the governor. I Most auto accidents are caused by the nut that holds the steering wheel. Love makes the world go round — and so does champagne. 1ST Cadet: " What did your femme ever do. ' " 2nd Halfwit: " Say, she ' s the femme that put the tonic in platonic. " People who live in glass-houses should have shades installed. Choice of the United States Government Since 1847 — It was at the outbreak of the Mexican War in 1847, that COLT ' S re- ceived their first Government contract. From then until now " In con- sequence of marked superiority to any other known pistol, " Colt Revolvers and Automatic Pistols have been the official sidearms of the Armv, Navy and Marine Corps of the United States. When the Armv was opening the West, Colt Firearms were Pioneers which led the way for civilization. Today they are the sturdy protectors of that civilization, in the home, in industry, and as the official choice of nations. Colts Patent Firearms Mfg. Co. Sm. ll Arms Divisio.v Hartford, Conn, U. S. A. Since iSj6 - the World ' s Standard by Every Test! THE L. G. BALFOUR COMPANY Attleboro Massachusetts Manujiictiirei soj Badges Emblem Insignia Rings Athletic Figures Favors Door Plates Programs Medals Stationery Cups Fraternity Jewelry Trophies Memorial Tablets Medallions Plaques " K)iown Wherever There Colleges ' Are Schools cuid 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. Sperry Gyroscope Co., Inc. BROOKLYN, N. Y. The POINTLESS Flapphr: " Baw, I lost my thimble. " Kindly old lady: " Here, you can have mine. Flapper: " Baw, I don ' t want the thimble, but my bathing ,| suit was in it. Baw THE PLEBES LAMENTATION The days are hot, We sweat a lot — It sure does keep us thin. Parades look swell. But boy, they ' re hell — " You man! pull in your chin! " My room ' s up high, Next to the sky — " Plebe Heaven " don ' t you see. I climb and climb Until I find A corp, " You man. D. T.! " The mess is great, But what I hate Is — I don ' t get to sup. I fill my plate, I get my cake. And then " You man! Sit up! They ' re here, they ' re there. They ' re everywhere — 1 never get a rest, If all is done, They find you some. " You man! Pop up your chest! tH :Ii{ -„ ' M! 11 njilSif ji Protection for our Nation The Army and Prudential Are on Common Ground In war and in peace they stand together, pre- pared to serve our nation and provide Security to American citizens. Prudential extends that same individual protection to the Army The Prudential sells the low net cost policy Send for particulars to: JOHN A. McNULTY, U. S. M. A. ' 20 Manager . Times Square Agency 1440 Broadway, New York Citv The Prudential Insurance Co. f A merica Edward D. Durn President Home Office: Newark, N. J. HENRY V. ALLIEN CO. Si(Ccessors to Horstmann Bros. Allien 227 Lexington Ave., near 34th St. NEW YORK CITY Makers of ARMY EQUIPMENTS " That Have Stood the Test Sime 1815 " Message Cente, Com-pUments of Radio Corporation OF America rvs ' i . George S. Wallen Alfred F. Haenlein George S. Wallen Company Sole purveyors of coffee to the Cadet Mess, also the Offi- cers ' Mess at West Point, New York. 89 Water Street NEW YORK CITY Telephiinei: 1241, 1242. 124. , 1244, Bowling Green Cihle Address: ' Wallenite " 1 } iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiMii i mmm r HJ Heinz Company Growers, Makers and Distributors oj the 57 VARIETIES PURE FOOD PRODUCTS ® Pittsburgh, Pa. ' I i ' ' :;kr . ■ ■ ■• ' - " ' ' ' ' l tli — v., Arm ' Game No. 1 The 1st ' ' ' Estimate of the Situation ' Detective: " How the deuce did you get to be so crooked.- ' ' Prisoner: " Well, big boy, I jes follered me natural bent. ' Starting Your Checking Account and Keeping it Up J-HE " up-keep. " That is the important thing about property and essential indeed about a checking account. An Army Officer clearly stated the case when he said " he never felt comfortable unless he had two months pay ahead of him on deposit in his checking account. " An adequate checking account balance makes the foundation and is the beginning of building credit and standing at your bank. Credit is a valuable aid avail- able to those who lay down the foundation and care- fully build up financial responsibility. 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 Take it apart as you would a gun Take a Jenkins Valve apart and you will see the same mechanical perfection as in a piece of fine small arms ordnance. You will see evidence of great care in the finishing of every part, evidence of attention paid to the most minute detail. See how the inside of the valve body is formed to permit the unobstructed flow of fluids when open, how the seat and the disc insure tightness when closed. See how smooth and true is the threading, how ample is the packing in the stuifing box, how heavy and rigid is the spindle. Jenkins Valves are furnished in bronze and in iron, in standard, medium and extra heavy patterns for practically every plumb- ing, heating, power plant and fire protection requirement. Send fur a booklet descriptive of Jenkins Valves for any type of building in which you may be interested. JENKINS BROS. 80 White Street New York, N. Y. 524 Atlantic Avenue Boston, Mass. 133 No. Seventh Street Philadelphia, Pa. 646 Washington Boulevard Chicago, 111. JENKINS BROS., Limited Montreal, Canada London, England Jenkins VALVES Since 1864 rj?e POINTLESS " The Wedding Belle " And then by a series of simple applications of fundamental operations we obtain the circle in this position. " Regulation at West Point for many years — Hays Supeyseaiil (i loves Daniel Hays Company GLOVERS VI LLE NEW YORK CREAM Active Men! You need its " Youth Units ' LBANV DIVISION General Ice Cream Corporation Albany, N. Y. Fresh and Crisp Sunshine Biscuits and Sunshine Sugar Wafers IN SEALED PACKAGES OR BY THE POUND Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company Branches :ii otei 120 Cities The MAYONNAISE used at the CADET MESS supplied by Emil W. KuHL, Jr. MIDDLETOWN, N. Y. Inquiries Solicited Arniv Game No. 1 Tin- 1st ' ' Night Maiioaii ' i ..J (..• " •••. •• -M- ••)(•■ -M- -M- ■ [■■ " ..X.. .. f.. .) ..- APTEC IX! When a man ' s appearance is particularly important.. THE BRILTUX OTMI RS S65 TO S8 5 tW lo FULL DRESS For the More Tormal Functions Broadway at 49th Street 7th Avenue at 35th Street 47 Cortlandt Street NEW YORK CITY ....-■it- - ' k- ••i •■ ' •■ ' «■• • » — ■ ' ' ■■ It ' s customary to pay tribute to youth, beauty and wit, with Sampler Available wherever the flag floats ' Suy. those ancestors of yours look like something the cat dragged iii. " Fell, auntie gave me those or my birthday or I uouldn ' t wear them. LEATHER LEGGINGS MADE IN ALL STYLES AND OF VARIOUS KINDS OF LEATHER Pigskin, Cordovan, Calfskin, Cowhide, Etc. OUR LEGGINGS ARE UNEXCELLED IN QUALITY AND DURABILITY The Spring and Laced Style Leggings are used by Military Officers for dress purposes. They are attractive and comfortable. Sam Broivne Belts to M easure Special Prices Ojioted to Military Academies WALDRON CARROLL Manufacturers 502 West 45th Street New York, N. Y. a OMPLIMENTS Aharles ul) , S AIRD The POINTLESS She: (observing her red hair thoughtfully) ' Eat, drink and be Mary — for tomorrow we dye. " ' " That medium has doubled her prices on materi- al ix ing ghosts again. " ' ' Yes, her shades go up frequently. " Well sealed piston rings— by the use of tough, viscous lubricating oil accomplishes two impor- tant requirements for efficient motoring: ist — It prevents the passage of gasoline into the crankcase, which minimizes dilution. 2nd — It preserves compression — the better the compression, the greater the motive power. That New Improved Supreme Motor Oil is tough and viscous — it sup- beyond recommended change plies a perfect seal — lubricates periods, its stamina prevents thoroughly and continuously, sudden breakdown —with the If run a few hundred miles expensive results. 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Beast Barracks. — Factory where civilians are made cadets in two months. Varnish is added during remainder of the year. B.J. — " Bright Johnny. " Lacking in respect; Fresh. Blase. — Same as B.J. So entertaining as to require disciplinary control. Board Fight. — Recitation by 1 2 cadets in which 12 entirely different versions of the same problem are proved conclusively correct. Bone. — To work for something. Checkbook. — To practice economy. (Good theory. Volunteers needed.) Efficiency. — To work for chevrons. Incompatible with check- book. Piles. — To try for high class standing. Practiced by all but cadet number one. M n-k. — To exercise for strength. Teir hs. — Trying to get a good mark from a Scotch in- structor. Boodle. — Cake, candy, pie, etc. All contributions given prompt at- tention. BooDLEFiGHT. — Party with refresh- ments. Derivation: Give a cadet one cream puff in front of two other cadets and watch result. Boodler ' s. — Cadet Restaurant, smokery and phonographerv. BooTLiCK. — To curry favor as by — well, listen to any one or a dozen femmes. Co)!t tuned on page 486 HERE IS A BOX OF SALTED NUTS OF OUTSTANDING QUALITY When you want the Best Ask for Kemp ' s Golden Glow The POINTLESS Snow Ball Brand Food Products 4- 4- G. E. Howard 4T Co. Newbiirgh, N. Y. DISTRIBUTORS Continued jroni page 484 BooTLiCK Alley. — Row of tents at South end of Camp Clin- ton, occupied by the regimental staff. Brace. — Correct military carriage for a plebe. Despite all rumors to the contrary no corset is worn — or needed. B.S. — British Science. Art of talking long and saying nothing. Refer to a politician or a cadet for further information. Buck. — Private; clean-sleeve. Bugle. — To kill your opportunity ( . ' ) to recite by staying at the board until the bugle announces the end of the period. Bust. — To return a cadet officer to the ranks with walking privileges in South Area. Butt. — The end of anything. Technical discussion un- necessary. Cits. — Civilian clothing. Proper uniform for leaves. Cold. — Complete or perfect. (No wooden legs, glass-eyes, etc.) Com. — The Commandant of Cadets. Con. — Compulsory retirement to one ' s room for punishment and letter writing. Corp. — Corporal. Supreme commander of seven men. Crawl. — To correct with due ex- pression and emphasis. Deadbeat. — To do as little work as possible. Demo. — A demerit. A demerit a day keeps Xmas leave away. DissY. — Having good discipline record. Div. — One division of barracks. D. P. — Dining permit. Nosebag at the femme ' s expense. Drag. — Cadets feminine friend. To escort a lady. To paint, powder, water and otherwise adorn a new make. D. T. — Double time. Canter. DucROT. — Title of a Fourth classman or anything whose name is momentarily forgotten. Synonyms: Dumflicket, Dumfunny, Doowillie, Dumguard, Dum-anything-else. Cnntniiied on page 488 For men ii ' ho are not waxed models All men s clothing looks great on the window display dummy. But a wax model is fairly inactive. It is not, therefore, a one hundred percent test. Spalding suits, coats and furnishings have more than wmdow display looks. They have the graceful ease that comes from Spalding ' s 52 years ' experience in design- ing authentic outdoor and aaion clothes. And they have the vigorous style that Spalding gives to the clothes of every game from golf to polo. Here is a suggestion for the modern man of action. Priced with the sportsmanship that pervades the Spalding Shop. 518 Fifth Ave. 105 Nassau St. 21 New Street Spalding 4-Piccc Suits uitl.i l()ii» Iro iscrs lunl k) kk- en. know how lo work and bow to play, l- ' iw Scotch tweeds and homes put! s, hand- tailored on English lines. Rare Values.. $50 and $65 And thcose who want Athletic Equipment as well will find Spalding ' s the gteatest Athletic Heudcquarters in the World of Sports. THE STAND. RD OF ATHLETES FOR 52 YEARS NE ' ' YORK. CITY First Classmen! Does -our Wardrobi include a standard durable Raincoat snhirt in dppear- ance ' Alligator Featherweight U. S. Army Officers ' Mode ntccd Waterproof j all conditions THE ALLIGATOR COMPANY ST. LOUIS, MO., U. S. A. The West Point Society of New York JOHN R. YOLfNG Secretary ROOM 9-42 WOOIAVORTH BLII.DING, NEW YORK riT ' » THE PRIDE OF THE ARMY ' T ' HE Army Plane " Question Mark " - ' - which shattered all endurance records is an example of the sturdy Army planes which are designed to withstand the most rugged use. This plane has a HASKELITE Balsa floor. HASKELITE plywood has been essential to Army and Navy plane construction for 12 years. HASKELITE Haskelite Manufacturing Corporation 120 So. LaSalle St., Chicago, Illinois kers — Importers of Polo Mallets Complete Outfitters for Polo and Hunting The Pitts field Biiihling 55 East Washington Street Chicago FOR the convenience of our patrons and horse- men in general, we have pleasure in announcing the opening of our new shop in the heart of Chi- cago ' s shopping district. Here you will find everything that the horseman desires, saddles, bridles, boots, ere, by England ' s finest makers. " Between trains " need no longer be a bugbear. Come and while away the time in congenial sur- roundings. ' CORRECT APPOINTMENTS FOR MAN AND MOUNT ' Charles Meurisse Co. 55 E. Washington St. Owen De Laccy ! Alleiulance The POINTLESS Continued from page 486 Elephant. — One learning the terpsichorean art for the first time. Aspiring Pavlowas. Engineer. — First section man. One well up in studies. Feed Hop. — Hop where boodle is served. Place where term " Boodle fight " originated. Femme. — Young lady. Very convenient non- - incriminating word. . ' t Fess. — Failure, dull thud. FlND.- -To discharge for deficiency in studii conduct. 8 Flanker. — Elongated specimen of homo sa- piens. Long drink of water. Fore. — Watchout! Gangway! Lookout for me , ' i and my blind drag, etc. Fried Egg. — Cap insignia, made of brass (and by femmes). Gig. — Report for breach of regulations. A quill or a skin. Goat. — One near the bottom of the class. Grind. — A joke, or an attempt at same. Gross. — Dumb; wooden; possessed of an ivory cranium. Growley.— Catsup ; to blush. Gum. — To make an error; to " tie it up. " Hell Cats. — Orderlies, drummers and buglers, responsible for the fiendish racket to which we arise daily. Hell Kittens. — Fifers in the band. HlVEV. — Brilliant, academically speaking. HoPOiD. — Snake. Frequenter of the Palais Cullum glides. Juice. — Electricity. L. P. — Low passing — or worse. Usually synonym for blind drag. Limits. — Boundaries of the area to which cadets are restricted. The " Six mile Bull Pen. " Loopin ' . — Stepping out, painting the town. Make. — Cadet officer; one with a chevton-adorned sleeve. Max. — A perfect success. Missouri National. — A tune supposed to bring rain. O. A. O. — The One and Only. — Her. (One Amongst Others.) O. C, O. D., O. G. — Officers in charge, of the day, and of the Guard respectively. Those individuals with the over- worked pencils and quill pads. P. — Professor, instructor. Section room referee. P. C. S. — Previous condition of servitude. Occupation before becoming one of the nation ' s pampered pets. P. D. — Of Pennsylvania Dutch descent. Pipe. — To look forward to. Applied to each of 365 days of the year before they arrive. Plebe. — A West Point freshman. P.M.E. — Practical Military Engineering. Surveying. P.M.E. Lunch. — Box lunch served on trips away from the Point. Second cousin to Guard Sandwiches. Cont n n ' d on page 494 PRIDE OF ACHIEVEMENT 150 Hours, 0 n inutes, 13 secouc s contiuiioiis rii bt THE performance of the Army transport plane " Question Mark " again gives cause for justifiable pride in the accomplishments of the U. S. Army Air Service. To a list of successes prominent in the story of aeronautical progress. Major Spatz, Captain Eaker, Lieutenants Halver- son and Quesada, and Sergeant Hooe, have added a further remarkable example of the ability of the Air Service to do big things. In making this continuous flight of nearly 151 hours for the emulation of the whole of the world ' s Air Services, the " Question Mark " was ably supported by the technical skill and high devotion to duty of the re- fueling ship and ground crews. The pride of the Air Corps in this out- standing feat is shared by the makers of the " Whirlwind " Engines which adequately demonstrated the skill and experience of the Organization producing them. ur,n„. Stu Jersey WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL CORPORATION, F.iic,-,n„. A . « The fii ' st name in flyii g ■ MILITARY MUSEUM o U. S. Army and Navy War Relics, and American and Foreign War Weapons. IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT 501 BROADWAY, NEW YORK CIT ' 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, is used in the storing of light and heavy artillery, machine guns, helmets, etc. FRANCIS BANNERMAN SONS Museum and Sales Rooms 501 Broadway, New York City Hosiery .nd Gloves Cotton : Silk : Wool Buy " castle gate " or quality and service NONE BETTER MADE " So our Army friends tell us E. B. SUDBURY CO., Inc. 448 Fourth Avenue New York, N. Y. Uniform Fabrics AGAIN our IMPORTED CAVALRY TWILL is being used for your graduation breeches. Officers of our Army know the satisfaction this particular cloth gives. We are now showing an Elastique Bedford used especially for hard riding Cavalrymen. Our line is complete with woolens for coats, breeches and overcoats, which will also ive the best service. Ask your tailor to show you our samples. Dusenbury Department The Woolen Corporation of America 215-219 Fourth Avenue New York City The Old Army Game No. 3 The First Beast Barracks Worthy of any trust In the days when knights went forth to battle, trusting their lives on the steel in their swords. the steelmakers directed every effort toward making blades that would not fail the owners who reposed their confidence in them. In this age swords are of little importance but steel carries far greater responsibilities than ever before. People daily trust their lives to the steel in the axles and steering knuckles of their motor cars, to the steel rails that fast trains travel on, to the steel in many other objects, the failure of which would mean dis- aster. It is a far cry from the age of chivalry to the present, and steel making has undergone many refinements. However, it is still very much an art. and the extensive experience of Beth- lehem Steelmakers enables them to turn out steels that are unsurpassed for sheer excellence — worthy of any trust. BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY, General Offices: BETHLEHEM, PA. DISTRICT OFFICES Washington Philadelphia Baltimore Washington Atlanta Pittsburgh Euffalo Cleveland Chicago St. Louis San Francis:o Los Angeles Seattle Portland Honolulu Bethlehem Steel Export Corporation. 25 Broadway. New York City. Sole Exporter of our Commercial Products BETHLEHEM Steel for Every Purpose MAKING SOLDIERS FOR THE NATION calls for something 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 m 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. The Shredded Wheat Company Niagara Falls, New York Oakland, California Niagara Falls, Canada Welwyn Garden City, Herts, England . IM ' %,. ' ' 1 )N II ;,__ _ va Dependable High Performance Pratt Whitney " Hornets " will power the Keystone " Panther " , the Army ' s latest development in bombers. Long and trustworthy service in the operations of military forces, the air mail and transport companies, has earned an enviable reputation for Pratt Whitney engines. The daily accomplishments of the " Wasp " and " Hornet " , along with their ability to establish twelve world ' s records of consequence, has given aeronautical authorities assurance that these motors are aircraft power-plants of a superior type. The choice of the Army Air Corps is a further indication of the recognition accorded the dependability and high performance characteristics of engines bearing the mark of Pratt Whitney. THE PRATT « WHITNEY AIRCI AFT CO. HARTFORD CONNECTICUT THE SOUTHERN HOTEL BALTIMORE, MARYLAND tf :. The comfort, the character, the hos- piiahty of the old South in Mary- lands foremost hoteL Private dining KHims with home- ik(. jiiiaciiveness .:i,. , elled ser- :,•. ,M ..Aci-y de- |Mi iiiKiit and dc- wliuh Haltimore is f.im..us. Tiie finest Hotel Ball- room in the South. In the summer our guests loiter on the cool, open-air roof 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. zv I ease you through Long, Hard Hours You know the soft, springy step that tough, durable rubber can give you. . . how it eats up the thousands of daily shocks and jars and spares you from day-end fatigue. . . Every pair of O ' SuUivan ' s Heels is factory-tested for long wear and springiness. Only the toughest, most durable rubber will do. That ' s why one name has sig- nified the finest in rubber heels for years— O ' Su y van ' s. Make sure it is on every heel you buy. O ' SuUivan ' s Heels The POINTLESS Continued from page 488 PoDUNK. — The Old Home Towne, or the newspaper thereof. Police. — To throw out. To swan dive over the head of a horse. To drop a section in academics. Poop. — Written information to be memorized. Poop-deck. — Balcony on South Guard House from which the O. C. watches formations. Pred. — Predecessor of a cadet at the academy. Previi. — Early and unexpected happening of an event. P. S. — Parlor Snake. To escort visitors about the post. Quill. — Improper use of a feather; a report for a delinquency. Recognize. — To place a fourth classman on upper class status in certain respects. Reverse. — Disfavor. Runt. — A sawed off specimen of a cadet. Sammy. — That elusive syrup which appears on the table in the winter and vanishes in the spring. Short. — Unjust, unnecessarily strict. Skag. — Cigarette, coffin nail. Skin. — A gig; a report for a delinquency. Slug. — Special punishment for a serious offense ; a disagree- able duty. Slum. — The pride and joy of the Mess Hall — stew. Small Cow. — Small pitcher of milk or cream. Soiree. — A disagreeable task. Spec. — To memorize. Spic. — Spanish. Spoony. — Neat in personal appearance. Step Out.— Hurry, Speed,— MOVE! Sound Off. — A good voice. Crash ' em. To make a loud noise. SuPE. — The Superintendent. Tac. — An uninvited guest who comments adversely on the appearance of one ' s domicile. An officer of the Tactical Department. Tarbucket. — A full dress hat. T. D. — Tactical Department. Tenth. — The unit of grading in the academic department. Elusive stakes in the fight for files. Tenth Avenue. — The street between the .icademic buildings. Derivation: see " tenth. " Tie Up. — To make an error; to get married. I Tour. — One hour stroll on the Area for punishment. A de- tail as an official, as a Guard Tour. Turkey. — Substance of unknown composition, so called be- cause it is so foul: Hash. Ultra. — A self-declared superior person. Walri. — One who can not swim. Wife, — The roommate. Wooden. — Dense, slow, dull. Woof- Woof. — A Sergeant Major. Writ. — A written examination. Yearling. — Cadet who is spending his second year at the academy. DEPENDABLE ARMY AIRCRAFT Keystone Bombers The Panther — Twin Wright " Cyclone " Engines 5 Men — 2.1 5o Bombs Keystone-Loening Amphibians Strictly Military or Cabin Types KEYSTONE AIRCRAFT CORPORATION BRISTOL - PENNSYLVANIA :m ' . " ; STROOCK ' Gam els Hair Cloth Fabrics specially designed jor polo coals and the smartest in sport apparel S. STROOCK CO., INC. NEW YORK MILLS: NEWBURGH-ON-HUDSON At your dealers or post exchange McEnany Scott HIGH GRADK Wf:ST 45th St., Nhw York City West Point Taxi Service Promptj courteous service is our aim Dealer in Hudson and Esscx Cars A. BOSCH SON, Inc. WALTER A. McGRATH 93-95 Nassau Street COR. FULTON ST. ROOM 307 NEW YORK CITY ■■ - R. EAD-i -TO-IVEAR TaILORED-TO-ORDER Su ITINGS Top Coats Was Over 20 Years With Rogers Peet Conipany Tuxedos 1 Taxi it!m ECOND C Ass ' Roster (Continued rom page 301) Lift NJnc. LOUISIANA Brown, Percy H., Jr New Orleans Cagle, Christian K Merryville Cook, Brainard S Alexandria Kilpatrick, Douglas M., Jr New Orleans Whipple, William, Jr Cinclare Winters, Harry New Orleans MAINE Lindquist, Roy A Steeps Falls Lunn, James S Auburn Packard, Harry B Auburn Roy, Paul A Lewiston Williams, Gerald E Presque Isle MARYLAND Edgar. Thomas I Baltimore Stone, Alexander G Annapolis MASSACHUSETTS Chalmers, Paul A. Cooper. Daniel A.. Dodge. Charles G. . . Boston , Cambridge MASSACHUSETTS— Co« ««a Herbert, James A. K Boston Lermond, George W Nahant Odenweller, Charles J., Jr Boston Quinn, Howard W Boston Royall, Henry E Fairhaven Sawin, Clement Van B Fairhaven Talcott, Lawrence T West Medford Townes, Morton E Taunton Walsh, John X Lawrence Wilson, James K., Jr Fort Rodman Wright, Andrew M., Jr Waltham MICHIGAN Beauchamp, Charles E ._ Ypsilanti Brooks, Harold E Lansing Ferguson, Darwin W Detroit MacLean, Allan D Detroit Sisson, Winfield W Central Lake Smith, Albert M., Jr Detroit Wall, Thomas F Owosso Weber, Frederick R Kalamazoo MINNESOTA Greco, John F L ' veleth Hutchinson, Richard C Minneapolis Jeffrey, Harry H St. Paul Kunzig, William B Minneapolis Norstad, Lauris Minneapolis Sweeney, Walter C F " " Snelling MISSISSIPPI Carter, William A., Jr Ruleville Eastburn, Charley P Meridian Grisham, William F. . . , ' ' ' ' P " ' " ' Page -19 " WmW ' W- Compliments of the New York Giants CHARLES A. STONEHAM, President JOHN J. McGRAW Vice-President and Manager LEO J. BONDY Treasurer JAMES J. TIERNEY Secretary Si ' coxo Class Rostlr — GnitniKul MISSOURI East, Joe C Rollo Holtzen, Ernest E., II Florence Harris, William W St. Louis Hill, Grant E Versailles James, Joseph E., Jr Kansas City Kane, O ' Neill K Joplin Perry, Willis A St. Louis Smith. Aubrey D Booneville Swiifford, Ralph P., Jr Kansas City N ' auphn, James N Paris MONTANA H.i,cgerty, Robert F Square Butte . i; BR ASK A Fitch. Alva R Kearney Porter, Robert W., Jr Alma Pospisil, Jaromir J Wilbur Richardson, James L Nebraska City Schimmelpfennig, Irvin R Humphrey NEVADA Harris, Albert E Reno NEW HAMPSHIRE Appleman, Alexander R Manchester NEW JERSEY Castle, Frederick W Mountain Lakes Fernstrom, Carl H North Plainfield Kumpe. Edward F Fort Monmouth Neil. Donald R East Orange Wright, Wilham H. 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REED-TUX Fi ty Dollars arfJ .PkiljJelpto flliimip ' " Piiisbrt ' i " JatiK ' " ' PijikiK JACOB REED ' S SONS Men ' s and Boys ' Outfitters 14x4-142.6 Chestnut St. 11x7-1119 Boardwalk Philadelphia Atlantic City THE DACK SHOE Our Business Creed for over 100 years (Four Generations) To make better shoes for men than has been — To employ none but highest trained, ex- perienced shoe craftsmen — To treat all employees so that they love their work and take pride in its accom- plishment — To spare no effort to put true worth in every DACK SHOE— To use nothing but the finest specially- selected leathers — To always maintain leadership in design and quality — To make shoes that FIT the feet — This is why leading men from all parts of the United States and Canada send year after year for F,.r ,.vcr UHl years Dacks have been making; exclusively g....cl sh.ies for men. This has resulted m a reputation for quality and ]t)np wear, of which we are very proud and jealous. Dack ' s shoes can only be obtained roin Dack ' s direct, either by mail r from our branch shops. ' Inslrated Style Book and chart. 73 King Street West Toronto, Canada Also shops in Montreal— Hamilton— Windsor- Winnipeg and Calgary RHODE ISLAND Ahearn, Walter E Providence Kelley, Samuel P Providence Quinto. Myron A Newport SOUTH CAROLINA Broom, Thad A Spartanburg Bradley, Mark E Clemson College SOUTH DAKOTA Miller, Joseph A Presho Perrin, Edwin S Custer TENNESSEE Cron, Robert E., Jr Gallatin Dice, John B. F Morristown Odom, Thetus C Murf reesboro Smith, Sory Clarksville TEXAS Boyle, John W Corpus Christi Burnett. Norman R Graham Curtis, James O., Jr Amarillo Deering, Othel R Tolar Dunn, Thomas W Fort Worth Hampton, Ephraim M Uvaide Howze, Hamilton H El Paso Jurney, Claude E Waco Kent, Thomas San Antonio Kilborn, John C Cisco Peterson, Cyrus L Dallas UTAH Sampson, Ross T Ogden VERMONT Bristol, Richards M Bennington Clifford, Carleton M Pittsford VIRGINIA Harding, Marvin L Pulaski Strode, Aubrey E., Jr Lynchburg Wood, Robert J Petersburg WASHINGTON Alexander, Dana S Yakima Heath, Louis T Taconia Weyrauch, Paul R Spokane WEST VIRGINIA Atkinson, Frederick D New Cumberland WISCONSIN OMeara, Andrew P West Bend Pauley, John L., Jr Chippewa Falls Smith, Phillips W Milwaukee Walsh. Birrell Stoughton Watson, Robert J Fond du Lac Weber, Milan A. G Milwaukee - ..Amiillo Tok Fonfottli Mit EiPasi Waco SjoAnioiiio Cisco ..Mas 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 teproduced Army Hfe; pictures made in cooperation with Army officers, teUing ab- sorbing 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. MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS DISTRIBUTORS OF AMERICA, INC. Will H. Havs, Prcsideiit ValaW .jKonii .spolut Bray Productions, Inc. Caddo Company, Inc. Christie Film Company Cecil B. deMille Pictures Corp. Distinctive Pictures Corp. Eastman Kodak Company Educational Film Exchanges, In Electrical Research Products. In First National Pictures, Inc. Fox Film Corporation D. W. Griffith, Inc. Inspiration Pictures, Inc. Buster Keaton Productions, Inc. Kinogram Publishing Corp. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Dist. Co Paramount Famous Lasky Corp. Pathe Exchange, Inc. Principal Pictures Corp. RCA Photophone, Inc. R K O Distributing Corp. Hal Roach Studios, Inc. Joseph M. Schenck Prod., Inc. Talmadge Producing Corp. United Artists Corp. Liniversal Pictures Corp. Vitagraph. Inc. Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. MINIATURE RINGS Classes of 192.9-1930-1931 Set with Precious and Semi-Precious Stones Prices on Request Crests fur 1928-1929-1930-1951 and 1932 classes applied on articles of leather, gold and silver JENNINGS HOOD JEWELER - MEDALIST - STATIONER Chestnut and 13th Streets PHILADELPHIA J 128 Cadets of the Class of 1929 have made purchases from us. To them and to the other cadets we serve we demonstrate our apprecia- tion for their confidence in us by rendering irreproachable service. GoRSART Company manufacturers- distmbutors op men ' s clothing 317 Broadway, New York. N. Y. ■ r Secoxd Class Roster — Continued PANAMA (CANAL ZONE) Olin, Charles L Quarry Heights Twyman, Joseph H., Jr Fort Amador PHILIPPINE ISLANDS Janairo, Maximiano S Cavite Velasquez, y Camacho J. SIAM Pradisdh, Swasti Bangkok Sudasna, Camron Bangkok 7HmD Qlass T OSTER (Continued from piige 305) INDIANA Bays, Harold L Culver Coyle, Marion J Indianapolis Dietz, George E Indianapolis Ki ng, James I Corydon Stayton, Tom V New Albany Wagner, Seiss E RushviUe IOWA Blake, Gordon A Charles City Buchwald, Donald F Marshalltown Pohl, Howard M Davenport Thomas, Marvin L Council BlufTs KANSAS Davis. John J Leavenworth Densford, Charles F Salina Decker, Charles L Oskaloosa Chappell, Paul E Manhattan Little, Donald C Kansas City Reed, Howard H Topeka Strother, Dean C Winfield Veal, Jesse H Downs Willis, Oral G Lawrence Zimmerman, Joseph B Sterling KENTUCKY Haynes, Ashton M Clevensboro Lester, Raymond T Danville Stroker, James F Pleasureville Duff, Charles B , Mt. Sterling Wagner, Clifford C Bellevue LOUISIANA Baldwin, Charles P New Orleans Heiss, Gustave M New Orleans Mooney, Henry K New Orleans MAINE Berg, Frederick T Portland Cassevant, Albert F South Portland Lee, Robert M Augusta Yates, Donald N Bangor i ..Cciik CHARLOTTESVILLE WOOLEN MILLS CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. Manufacturers of High Grade UNIFORM CLOTHS In Sky and Diirk Blue Shades for Army, Navy and Other Uniform Purposes jnasCiK .Topeb JiaieW .,Do» Lamtnce and the Largest Assortment and Best Quality CADET GRAYS Including those used at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and other leading Military Schools of the country Paper Products for Every Purpose The Monell Paper Co. Incorporated Nlamifacturers ' Agents and Wholesale Dealers 43-49 SOUTH LANDER STREET CORNER SOUTH WILLIAM STREET Telephone 2 350 NEWBURGH, NEW YORK Thi Class Roster — Continued United States Military Academy FURNISHFD ISY WM. H. JACKSON COMPANY FSTAKLISHED 1827 W AREROOMS FACTORIES FOUNDRIES WEST 47th street 335 CARROLL STREET NEW YORK CITY BROOKLYN, N. Y. MARYLAND Brady. John W Annapolis Hammond, John R Ellicott City Purnell, Edward K Edgewood Turpin, William P., Ill CemreviUe Waters, John K Lutherville MASSACHUSETTS Cotter, Edward J Brockton Gallup, Walter F North Adams Blunda, Gaspare F East Boston Hunter, Howard W Holyoke Jackson, Irving W North Adams Malloy. John T North Adams Semple, Russell B Cambridge MICHIGAN Adair, Phineas H Saginaw Eddy, Elwin H Lansing Griffith, Russell H Detroit Hickey, Terrence R.J Detroit McCrimmon, Kenneth A South Haven Markham, Harrison S Detroit Webber, Donald B Deadwood Gulch MINNESOTA Dickey, Joseph K Princeton Danek, Richard R Onomia Fulton, Robert F Marshall Herrick. Curtis J Warren Hiddleston, Eugene W Mineapolis Irvine, Michael M Minneapolis Parker, Theodore W Minneapolis Peyton, Hamilton M Duluth MISSISSIPPI Eaton, Robert E. L Pettit Gordon, John C Hattresburg McClellan, James T Flora McGowan, Glarence D Seminary Truly, Merrick H Fayette MISSOURI Carroll, Joseph F St. Louis Gough, Deane Butler Guenther, Lewis A Kansas City Hall, William C St. Louis Kauffman, Roy K St. Louis Landaker, Charles L Clinton Moore, Ernest Caruthersville Russell, Sam C Cameron Westpheling, Charles P St. Joseph MONTANA Cardell. Robert L Missorela Cave. John W Great Falls Wilson, Norton B Colstrip Wirak, Lewis R Butte NEBRASKA Hampton, William A Gothenburg Jewett, Richard L Lincoln NEVADA Read. John W. M Reno ■Qit«nr,r ■■■Coirtni;, ■ ■tamili. ■S5 Sjjimi tag Deaoii Dtwii Soiik Hivei Dtnoii W d Gilcli PriiKeion . .Onomii iWill ..Wairen keifok niieaf«lii ..Diiltiii .Peiii; ...floB ifiiiiaij .F!|« Q Oh ■ ' J b » X H .2 ri ■ I 0-) o M r 1r :: C , " y r 3 •■ H 1 0 i H u L 1 G .0 rt J jj 5 M H H I f z ; . 1? ::? " ; f f a 1 . -„ ;:3 H H peace, uipped spitals, other -n h-l c z G _G cTi u S .i .S 15 •_ _ u ; • i-H ;h u Ul g? G O ■i3 QJ ■ ■o g. S r3 G 1) a R § •? O 5 t Oh 1 u ti R G 2 P S _ B OJ " " N t - - ther laundr veterar G O i G O -a c le yVloore rrinting Company Incorporated h.rt Vrinters Vublishers The Pointer ' Vtintevs of " Bugle Notes " " Pegasus Remounts ' Newburgh-on-Hudson NEW YORK Third Class Roster — Coiitiuued NEW JERSEY Armstrong, Donald K Roselle Park Carter, Richard S West Orange Davis, William A., Jr East Orange Hauck, Clarence J., Jr Elizabeth Quackenbush, Robert E Paterson Redden, Frederick R Irvington Smcllow, Samuel Atlantic City Warren, Frederick H Newark NEW YORK Baker, James W Middletown Buck, Champlin, F., Jr Lockport Bard, Charles R Johnson City Burns, Paul Rockville Center. L. I. Bell, William J Buffalo Carter, Marshall S West Point Chandler, William E New York City Dickson, Merwin S Waterford Diestel, Chester J New York City Moore, Roger W New York Esdorn, Walter H New York Flaherty, Gerald H Binghamton Greene, Alphonse A Schenectady Howe, Anthony S Pelham Manor Hanmer, Stephen R New York Hockenberry, Earle W Bronxville Holland, Robert P Scarsdale Krueger, Orrin C Buffalo Lehrteld, Irving Brooklyn Lichine, Cornelius A Mt. Vernon Langbois, Henry M Plattsburg Maloney, James E Brooklyn Hardick, William L Rochester McBride, Clyde R Brooklyn MacLaughlin, Victor J Port Chester Mitchell, Elmo C Brooklyn McAleer, John H., Jr Buffalo Messinger, Edwin J Kingston Pachler, Francis T New York City Passarella, Pasquale New York Pumpelly, James W Candor Perry, Miller O Binghamton Raymond, Charles W Cambridge Thompson, Walter S. J Brooklyn Timberlake, Edward J., Jr West Point Thompson, Elmer L Laurelton, L. I. Stunkard, Robert A New York Sutherland, Alexander J Flushing Urban, Charles R White Plains Welsh, John P : Buffalo Wise. Richard H Watertown NORTH CAROLINA Arnold, Milton W Asheville Candler, Harry W Selma Cassidy, William F Fort Bragg Duffy, Marcellus New Bern Brown, Sidney G.. Jr Greensboro Leinster, Roy L ■ . Raleigh NORTH DAKOTA Ayers. Loren A Shields McGee, John H Minor J ' HN DAVID Fashions For Men iTFIN-BI.OCH CLOTHES KNOX HATS S FURNISHINGS ILLORY HATS The New John David Store — FIFTH AVENUE CORNER FOR TV -THIRD STREET (S No Style tour of New York is com- plete without at least a glimpse ot this magnificent establishment de- voted exclusively to fashions for men and foretokening a new era in the arts and graces of dress. Fifth Avhnue at ;rd Strhft Bfoaiuvav at 5ID Street 115-27 West 42D Street N assa ' i at Maiden Lane 1268 BK.1AUWAY Exchange Place AT New Cortlandt St. at Church nS Madison Avenuk 62 Broadway, Below Wall Broadway at Warren Tw C.I Court Street at Re htfl In Brtelilyn Fulton Street at Smith K he cJame uioderale Cy rices M..all (Al (An 0oL Ga,nJ c Lp, CyKe ardless Ly c ocaitou EXCLUSIVE, BUT NOT EXPENSIVE COMPARE! " Honor Quality " THE BEST IN MATERIAL AND CRAFTSMANSHIP ■ PERFECTION IN DETAIL AND TRUE VALUE T)ance Programs ■ I ?iv it at ions and r avors Class Stationery • r ins and I iyigs Christmas and Ji siting Cards .V. V — s- KILLKRAFTERS, INC. STATIONERS PHILADELPHIA Third Class Roster — ContDiunl OHIO Cook, Earle F Cleveland Gay, Alfred Youngstown Mayo, Paul A Cincinnati Rodenhauscr, Jermain F Toledo Skeldon, John R Toledo Taylor, William, Jr Cleveland OKLAHOMA Elegar, Augustus G Tulsa Lawson, Dick H Nowata OREGON D.ck, Phillip V Portland Schmick, Peter Portland PENNSYLVANIA Blanning, James C New Castle Boyd, Richard K Pittsburgh Bogart, Frank A Warren Brown, John M Philadelphia Corbett, James B Pittsburgh Carhart, Richard B Philadelphia Raker, John Newlin Pottstown Beishline, John R Scranton Dougher, Charles B Wilkes-Barre Ford, Blair A New Kingston Hackett, Robert Philadelphia Henry, Robert H Topton Inskcep, John L. . . McKeesport Marshall, Alfred C„ Jr Philadelphia McConnell, Camden W Punxsutawney McNair, Charles F Reading Miller, Paul G Pittsburgh Ott, Chester W Erie Reidy, Richard F Williamsport Morin, William A. M Pittsburgh Spangler, Richard S York Speidel, George S., Jr Pittsburgh Steinbach, Richard NorriMown Walz, Paul C. H Philadelphia RHODE ISLAND Krueger, Walter, Jr Newport Stiness, Philip B Central Falls SOUTH CAROLINA Carlisle, James H Greenville Hagood, Johnson, Jr Charleston Tipton, Norman E Rock Hill SOUTH DAKOTA Fleeger, Harry J Parker TENNESSEE Harris, Hugh P Lawrenceburg Bowman, Wendell W Harriman Bond, Van H Nashville Brown, Eugene L Nashville Johnston, Robert D Bristol Leeper, Earl B Jackson Isbell, William H., Jr Nashville Rogers, Glenn F Morrison Good clothes Never sho v their age. Their w ell preserved look is due to tw o factors. The visible quality of good cloth and the invisible built- in value of fine hand w ork- manship. These tvs o can only be found in custom tailored garments. STARIN BROS. Tailors Importers Haberdashers 1060 CHAPEL STREET OPP. YALE CAMPUS New Haven, Conn. 516 5TH AVENUE AT 43 Rn SIREET New York City O ' Shea Knitting Mills MAKERS Athletic Knitted Wear for Every Sport z|i4 NORTH SACRAMENTO AVENUE CHICAGO Third Class Roster-- Cw f TEXAS Hansborough, John W Dallas Callahan, Daniel F., Jr San Antonio Cusack, Gordon K San Antonio Green, Carl E Dayton Hightower, Louis V Winnsboro Lcary, John E El Paso W.ilker, Edwin A Center Point McVca, A.J Gonzales Barch Hcrni .Salt Lake City .Salt Like City Salt Lake City VERMONT Donaldson, Don.ild Bellows Falls Rugples, John F Lyndonvillc VIRGINIA Ward, Peter O Lynchburg Cather, Leo W Winchester Davis, William D Norfolk Lash, Perry H., II Richmond Nealon, Francis H Buckroe Beach Magee, Mervyn M Fort Meyer Ragland, William W Danville WASHINGTON Harrison, Richard H Seattle Mansfield, Herbert W Everett Milner, Walker W Walla Walla WEST VIRGINIA Roller, Harry G Wausau Skidmore, Wilbur M Buckhannon Corbin, Frank P., Jr Morgantown Greer, Fielder P Charleston Jones, Wilbur S Wheeling WISCONSIN KohLs, Carl W Milwaukee Levenick, Maynard N Madison Olsen, Gergen B Drummond Tapping. Field H Milwaukee Beck, Theodor E., Jr Fond du Lac Ellis, Walter F Milwaukee Hutchison, David W Mineral Point Kunish, Lester L. H Manitowac WYOMING Rodgers, Lawrence H Casper CANAL ZONE Dick, Wilhaiii W., Jr Quarry Heights Singles, Morris G Fort Randolph PHILIPPINE ISLANDS Roiiiero, Rufo Capas Tarlac PORTO RICO Helms, John T San Juan se ' «N» -«NC vj B. ALTMAN CO lllTII i:XL K AT TIIIKI ' i-FOLKril SlRIiET, NEW YORK IN THE SERVICE which J±ltnian s rciiaers to those who shop ny in ail JLvjJiy women fina a most worthy and successful ally A COMPETENT STAFF of shoppers will execute your orders with dispatch whether for informal fa- vours or a complete costume and the correct accessories i ■;s, ;?xs ' i- y-a: ' y ' » •»,»•-■»,:» -■»,3=- ' » s -c» ' »»s- " » --5 y-- Augusta Military Academy COUNTRY location, in the famous Shenan- doah Valley. 300 acres. Faculty is com- posed of college-trained men. Fireproof barracks and modern equipment. Beautiful gymnasium containing three basket-ball floors, drill hall, indoor target range, lock- ers ' i etc., has recently been added to the plant. An indoor swimming pool, heated during the winter, is open the entire session. Small classes and supervised study hall. Cadet band of 30 pieces. In September, 1928, the acad- emy sent 54 of its students to the various col- leges and universities of the country. Ample military equipment is supplied by the War Department without cost to the cadets. Every boy is encouraged to become a member of some athletic organization for physical de- velopment. Physical drills are held in the open air when the weather permits. Enroll- ment is limited to 275 boys. The academy has been under its present ownership for more than 60 years. Catalo.f; on application. Ad- dress Col. T. J. Roller " or Maj. C. S. Roller, Jr., Fort Defiance, Virginia. (Continued from page 309) " The West Point of the West " Menibei- ..f the Association of Military Colleges and Sch jols of the United States SAN DIEGO ARMY Md f NAVY ACADEMY u A fully accredited Military School, " Class M " . rating, which prepares for Colleges, West Point and An- Lower School for Young Boys. The ■ rr. j largest private .. Sf . k.. school of the Pa- ( " ' jSo ll kQ ' r y ■d cated in Suburb of Sunny San Diego. MJM $800 per year with Ftrw «■ M JT special discount to officers of Army or Navy. rjmt CATALOGUE COL. THO S. A. DAVIS, Vrestdent Uu explain Sixth U. S. I ' . lnj,in ry Box W. P.. Pacific Beach Station, San Diego, California INDIANA Ab ' .H, Julian D Nappanee Bunch, Byram A New Castle Campbi-U, Daniel S Boonville Godwin, James E Fort Wayne Hinshaw, Frederick M Greentown Huber, William R Linton Kelly, Joe W Franklin Miller, Austin A Humingsburg Schukraft, Robert E Evansville Wray. Stanley T Muncie Ziegler, Eldon F Lawrcnccburg IOWA Brookhart, Harold C Des Moines Everman, Harold R Centervillc Freeland, William H., Jr Villisca Huglin, Harvey P Fairfield Power, George W Bloomfield Price, John M Fort Dodge KANSAS Churchill, James M., Jr Fort Leavenworth Cowan, Gerard C Kansas City Schroeder, Arnold L Peabody KENTUCKY Herman, Charles G Hopkinsville Irvine, Isaac B Louisville Rees, Clifford H Cynthiana LOUISIANA Ashlock, Jules R Villa Platte Gary, Hugh J Jena Darnell, Carl, Jr New Orleans Derby, Roger B New Orleans Landry, Robert B New Orleans McCormack, James, Jr Chatham Mullins, Clayton E Monroe Seaward, Gordon W New Orleans Stoltz, Albert E New Orleans Williams, Charles L Lake Charles MAINE Farnsworth, Edward E., Jr Fort Preble Lowell, Erdmann J Ellsworth Falls Wheatley, Charles E., Jr Portland MARYLAND Baer, Charles M Baltimore Campbell, George P., Jr Lonaconing Capron, Paul, Jr Annapolis Chase, Edgar N Clievy Chase Whalen, Horace K Bethesda Globe Rutgers FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY III William St., New York City ..Fattn CoKmll! JANUARY 1, 1929 ASSI-TS ■ LlARILITirS Bonds and Mortgages 5151,234.90 Capital 57,000,000.0,1 U.S. Libert)- Bonds 505,000.00 Surplus 37,252,917.3 4 Government, City, Railroad and other Reinsurance Reserve 24,352,695.62 Bonds and Stocks 86,471,541.50 Losses in course of Adjustment 10,300,032.00 Cash in Banks and Office 3,471,419.30 Commission and other Items 7,800,000.00 Premiums in Course of Collection .... 7,356,287.74 Rgserv-e for Taxes and Depreciation . . 1 1,505,000.00 Interest Accrued 225,533.04 Reinsurance Recoverable on Paid Losses 9,628.48 598,190,644.96 §98,190,644.96 SURPLUS TO POLICY HOLDERS .$44,252,917.34 PaWi Losses settled and paid since organization over 5242,000.000. Losses settled and paid 1928, 517,030,337.70 Hoffcirfi ISSUES POLICIES AGAINST Fire, Marine, Tornado, Earthquake, Hail, Explosion, Riot and Civil Commotion, Sprinkk Leakage, Inland Marine Transportation, Parcel Post, Automobile, Aviation Insurance Agents ill CathuLi. McViiLi. Shdiighj}. L ' iidon ,vhl Pi ncijJ: I European Cities Villi Ptai J « XprOrifJUS X(»OtlMS Xff Otlws Omlmt Mow XdOito X(«Oil« E. C. Jameson, PresiJeiit Lyman Candee, Vice-President W. H. VwLiSOH, Vice-President J. H. MuLVEHiLL, Vice-Pres. und Se. J. D. Lester, Vice-President A. H. Whthohn, Secretary A. G. Cassin, Secretary J. L. Hahn, Afiitiunt Secretary Scott Coleman, Aaistanl Secretary PROGRESS SINCE CONSOLIDATION IN 1899 Rinliii 0m Dec. 31, 1899 Dec. 31, 1910 Dec. 31, 1920 Dec. 31, 1925 Dec. 31, 1927 Dec. 31, 1928 Assirrs $529,282.59 5,255,362.12 42,765,374.55 67,922,096.58 80,193,738.67 98,190,644.96 Ri:si:kvi:s $26,832.54 1,936,224.86 16,593,764.16 20,265,572.73 21,794,727.64 24,332,695.62 Sl ' RPHlS 53,038.94 2,365,363.37 11,361,311.89 24,161,943.85 29,514,599.03 37,252,917.34 Our " REGULATION " Shirts BURTON ' S IRISH POPLIN madeTn " u.s.a. OF FINEST COTTON GROWN " REGULATION O. D. " FAST TO EVERYTHING CUSTOM WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED TO GIVE COMPLETE SATISFACTION $ 00 2 $11 50 4. Each for ii. COLLAR ATTACHED or NECKBAND wuh SEPARATE COLLAR Extra Collars 50c Each i for $1.2$ ORDER BY MAIL FROM jt. i... ' ,. ■ . .1 LUXENBERG CLOTHES RANK HIGH WITH ARMY MEN T,! onJ to YowOnkr— $37.50 to $47.50 WRITE FOR STYLE BOOKLET CL®TiiES 37 UNION SQUARE, between 16th and 17th Streets, NEW YORK Fourth Class Roster ContiHitnl MASSACHUSETTS Bengston, Thore F Boston Clark, Allen F., Jr Hanover Darcy, Thomas C Boston Descheneaux, George L., Jr Watertown Doyle, Philip V Gloucester Gill, Joseph E West Newton Head, Nelson L Springfield Massello, William, Jr Somerville Mulcahy, Donald F Boston Powers, William F South Boston Ray, Benedict Worcester Richardson, John B., Jr Boston Shaw, Harold E Granby Snow, Warren S Worcester Tattersall. John C Springfield Tcrrill. Robert H Westminster Winston, Edward G Marblehead MICHIGAN Beach, Dwight E Chelsea Call, William A Lansing Daniel, Samuel A Detroit Harvey, Thomas H Bay City Hewitt, Francis D Bay City Hillberg, Lauri J Marquette Lavigne, Wilfred J Detroit Muelenberg, Andrew Grand Rapids Paige, Byron L Port Huron Rayburn, Robert W Alpino Stewart Stanley, R Kalamazoo MINNESOTO Dahl, Leo P Ely Kunzig, William B Mineapolis Thinnes, Walderman J St. Paul MISSISSIPPI Brucker, Wallace H Meridian Smith, Lon H Houston Sudduth, Duff W Starkville MISSOURI Briiton, Frank H St. Louis Cochrarl, Louis R Joplin Dye, Joseph M., Ill Vandalia Ellery, Frederick W ' La Grange Hewitt, Robert A Kansas City McCawley, John C St. Louis Muehling. Charles D ' . St. Louis Truman, Luis W Springfield White, Abner, Jr Mexico MONTANA Howard, Frank L Big Timber NEBRASKA Braude, Meyer A • . . . Omaha Epley, Gerald G Syracuse Montgomery, Reed Omaha Skidmore, Wilbur M McCook Tague, Marcus Bloomfield Young, Frederick R Omaha Our I gig Schedule J j c succeeding year iinds our college schedule growing in size and importance. This spring, through the courtesy of Benjamin Franklin James and the Franklm Printing Co. we are to bind the Howitzer for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, we are to handle the Lucky Bag for the seventh consecutive year, as well as the annuals of Colgate, Princeton, Rutgers, N. Y. U., Georgetown and, to show that we have admirers anions; the Fair Sex, there will be Wellesley, Vassar and Wells. Afine schedule and one of which we are justifiably proud. It is an assured fact that each of these institutions will score a splendid victory by having their annual handled by one of America ' s Greatest Binderies. J J. F. Tapley Co., Long Island City, New York REGULATIONS ON CARE AND WASHING OF HANDS The followin e has been published upon recommendation of the -surgeon on the care and washing of hands, (a) Procure one (1) pair of hands, one right, one left, (b) Place soap on dry hands .and lather well, (c) Apply equal force on both sides of soap with hands. The soap will describe a parabola see T. R. (190-15). (d) Disregard this and continue washing hands; when washed rinse well with three (3) mouthfuls of water, (e) Start washing face working soap well into eyes, (f) Rinse with three mouthfuls of water, (g) Start intensive search for towel • in the following manner: 1, Execute about face. 2, At the com- mand, Forward, MARCH. Step off with the left (or right foot as the case may be). Continue march until contact is gained with edge of door. Immediately make hasty retreat and backing into O. G. repeat following, " 6578 49 ) 0 ap . " 3, After giving name to O. G. step on soap and at the same time strike head against stairs. 4, Do not attempt to remove soap when in this position, this is a job for an expert. The surgeon is properly equipped to do this. 5, By using inside rein and leg assume posi- tion of the soldier. 6, Rinse with 3 mouthfuls of water. Ogatha, Maine, June 13, 1929. Dv.. K Mr. Calling: On my return from my vacation yesterday I learned that you h.id kissed Miss Apprehension, our maid, on the front porch of my home in broad daylight. I consider this an insult to my home especially since my neighbors thought it was myself who had returned. I shall demand your explanation and will be in my office Saturday morning to see you for this purpose. Yours Disgustedly, Wahn Dkr Lust. Locona, N. H., June 15, 1929. Dfar Mr. Dlr Lilst: Your circular letter of the 13th instant received and con- tents noted. Unable to attend the town meeting in your office Saturday due to conflicting plans. Deepest regrets. Sincerely, Hooz Cali.inc;. 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Bessemer City Ebey, Frank W Hamlet Iseley, Charles M Greensboro Johnston, Franklin V., Jr Greenville NORTH DAKOTA Moore, Roy E Fargo Roth, Irving D Fargo Simenson, Edwin G Valley City Sinclair, Daniel M Kenmare Mutkfsia -Piiffion -..Bttlb FrtdioM Mmii: H Gij ' Alkie Gij ....Btlaji Moaooinh Irnggioo milt Spring NwYorl NewYoit jm Falls ,. Flushing NwYoil XwYoA The cover for this annual was created by The DAVID J. MOLLOY CO. 2857 N. Western Avenue Chicago, Illinois .SfBttse NnYork NtwYoik Nipinochie WaiPoioi ad GaiJens Jpnsf ion Fills Jtnf jtisfflietGiI .Gteoito " ... fas ' J«0 ' They Know How Good Boots Should be Made Brokaw boots are fashioned by a famous English firm who know how good boots should be made. The leather is a tawny Russia calf — very handsome and du- rable. Special calf and height measure- ments will receive expert attention from our representatives Bvokaw offers these boots at a special price for West Point Cadets $i8 BROKAW BROTHERS Established 1856 Broadway at 42nd Street New York City Fourth Class Rc — Continued Asa L. Shipman s Sons Established 1837 t New York N. Y. 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S. A. Military and Civilian CLOTHING We can give an officer that same distinctive appearance in civilian clothes that he has in uniform. Our civilian suits, tuxedoes and topcoats are tailored from the finest domestic and imported woolen s. Our satisfied aistODiers aye our best advertiseDient »sryr5: K ' WM. BASSON , Post Exclum e T, or (2 W oUCG (ni . (B n j n. " The Oiicirtermastcr Associatioii The Ouartermastcr Review 923 ' eeuth Street, N. W. Wasb ' ninto)!. D. C. Fourth Class Roster — Co)iclitdcd TEXAS Cirver. Robert L Dallas Childs, Jefferson D San Antonio Dolph, Cyrus A., Ill San Antonio Durst, Julian C ' . Crockett Garland, William M Fort Worth Hutchinson, John J Bogota Lyman, Elbert J., Jr Fort Sam Houston Massey, James L Marshall Porter, Harry C San Antonio UTAH. None VERMONT Bigelow, Horace F Bellows Falls Maguire, William H Bennington Piddock, Charles A Saxtons River VIRGINIA Beery, James W Harrisonburg Coiner, Richard T., Jr Fort Humphreys Cunningham, James H., Jr Fort Monroe Harrison, Charles F Leesburg Kimmel, John E Fort Monroe McNulty, William A Roanoke Moore, Robert F Norfolk WASHINGTON Adams, Gilbert N Anacortes Hansen, Floyd A Bellingham Jones, David E Tacoma Lyon, Archibald W Spokane Sellers, Raymond W Waterville WEST VIRGINIA Gould, Karl T Huntmgham WISCONSIN Gillette, ArviUe W Gillette Hoehl, Francis R Milwaukee Keating, John W Neenan Nelsen, Russel M Milwaukee Thompson, Keith A Ogdensburg WYOMING Brooks, Charles L Grey Bull Martin, Fr.uik C Casper CHINA W.mg. Chill Changsha HAWAII Hunt, Richard J Schofield Barracks Tiffany, Kenneth E Schofield Barracks Webster, Benjamin J Honolulu Welborn, John C ' Schofield Barracks PHILIPPINE ISLANDS Clark, Charles A., Jr Fort McKinley Graham, Alexander Manila PORTO RICO Nadal, Ramona. SIAM Kambhu, Mom L. C. C Bangkok Praband, Bun M Bangkok kid Dillji Ctodett ha Fills igton aiBBsHiiti Hjiriioukug FonJtaot PHILADELPHIA PHOTO -ENGRAViMG COMPANY INC Making This Book , .Spobe . .CillBf JIllwilllK SUraktt Opiaistoj A service — unique in ics scope ... a responsibility — tremen- dous in its varying detail ... an accomplishment — great in the satisfaction it has given to THE HOWITZER STAFF and to ourselves. This year we are again privileged to design, engrave and supervise the publishing of year books for many leading colleges and schools, and we acknowledge with pride this service to the great Government school at West Point, THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY. Cm Bull top .■Jiettii M.M(Kii)l« congratulations! — CLASS OF 192.9 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. 2 I3i. Set consins of 3 stiuli. 4 waistcoat buttons, each with bodkin-clutch back; pair links. Bofdefs in Ktementz cjuality rolled white gold plate; centers, genuine onyx. Complete, $17.50. Other sets t8.50to $50.00. Krementz Correct Evening Jewelry For several years the favorite dinner jacket among smart young men — the new Lido achieves a distinction surpass- ing previous models. Tailored-w-measuTC or Readyfor-uear $55 to $65 AS YOU WERE Orders issued at Fon Riley, Kansas, October 25, 1842, reprinted in Saber and Spur 1. Members of this command will, when shooting at buffaloes on the parade ground, be careful not to fire in the di- rection of the C. O. ' s quarters. 2. The troop officer having the best trained remount for this year will be awarded one barrel of rye whiskey. 3. Officers will discontinue the prac- tice of roping and riding buffaloes. 4. Attention of all oificers is invited to Par. 107 A. R. in which it provides under uniform regulations that all officers will wear beards. I r G J... 1928 DuBois-Printed Book Wins All-Amerivan ( ' oiitcst as Best Annual of 192H Linky B.iii of tlic United States Naval Academy won the All-American contest spc by The Schohiscic Kditor for the best Year Book. Th their letters: Lewis M. Pryor, Tlic Pryor Press: " The very high quality of the Lucky Bag was achieved by having craftsmen ot real abihty do the work. The color work, composition, make ready — and everything else concerning the printing of the Lucky Bag — left little ' to be desired. " John P. Paul.son, ■ ' College Humor " : " The 1928 Lucky Bag which won the prize as the best College Annual in America won that prize because it was most excellently printed and planned. In our estimation the Lucky Bag was the best all around Annual we had seen printed for some years. The The Du Bois Press shares this honor with the Bureau of Engraving of Minneapolis which designed and engraved the Lucky Bag and the J. F. Tapley Company of Long Island City, the binders. In fairness to all concerned we feel that Midshipman Ralph K. James, the Editor, should have major recognition. His masterful work ' in heading up a versatile staff was outstanding. THE DU BOIS PRESS Rochester, New York I ' HINTK Its OF I ' ) 2 7 A N l 19 28 HOWITZERS 3red committee voted unanimously and we cjuote from covL-r was attractive, the printing ,i. ■ i: l-i mil tliciL was an excellent use of color — ust ih i I, : .i In um estimation it was a perfect engravint; ,: . i ; i-h ' i ' . ii certainly ought to be congratulated tnr puniiiiL; i i Annual. " J, M. BuNDSCHO, Inc.: " There was never ai yJoubt in mind as to the position of the Lucky Bag. It was far superior in most every manner to the other books submitted. In fact, it was a treat to go through it, and note its genuine thought and careful workmanship. It stuck out against the field so that it was not a difficult pici. " Manufacturers of Shirts and Pajamas Military Academies and Schools JULIUS SIMON INCORI ' ORATI D NEW YORK, N. Y. ALBERT MORE Merchant Tail or BREECHES MAKER jor CAVALRY SCHOOL " AT RILEY " 122 WEST SEVENTH STREET JUNCTION CITY, KANSA ; Mail Orders SoliciteJ. Siti ples, Prices. Meas in ' Blanks on reijiiesl • SPEAR TO THEM ALONE • (Dedicated to the Class of 1929, U. S. M. A.) f OLD gray walls! That hold the pride of Country and of Home, Let fall your chains of silence . . . and speak to them alone! A word of praise, a kindly smile, an understanding glan ' e — Give but to them who leave you now, the secret of Their Chance. A Chance to follow footsteps of brave Lads of other years. To fight with pride and honor through their sorrows and their fears; To lend a helping hand to those who falter by the way. To strive with all their might and main for progress — every day. To walk with kind and humble hearts, as fair and square as you. To mingle with their fellow men, to build for service true. Ambition — Courage — Honor — are the only worthwhile tools. And Egotists are always laughed at by the world — as Fools! Cold firtty tvolls! Thai hold the pride of Country and of Home, Let fall your chains of silence . . . and speak to them alonel With our sincere congratulations Association of Army and Navy Stores, Inc. iri


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