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■If u " SEJ, : m f-: : i o create apuldng f)icture, and aliJorthy frame •k toperpehude it- EERq OF NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY ONE SO ASPIR.ES OF NINETEEN HtNDRED AND THIRTY ONE ?« ANNUAL OF THE- CORPS OF CADETS UNITED STATES fMILITAf Ylir VCADEMYlll ¥ ► 4 ♦ WES i IP C a A f ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ b V.,f. :.:.,■ ' Jfl-tl ' i ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ I that vitalizing inflmme whidifmi andpnupeB thArmy, mdwMh ingreidpmt inM l pritdelkM IS A SAGA OF MARCHING MEN OT of men who, like Hannibal, marched for vengeance; nor who, like Alexander, tuned the cadence of drums to conquest; but a Saga of men who marched from the Corps parade ground into destiny ' s broader fields, advancing, achiev- ing, under a common Oriflamme — Duty, Honor, Country. ! . ' % I This Saga sings not alone of those who have stormed the threshold of Valhalla; but also of those, once of the Corps, whose onward march in life and in national service has added sustaining glory to American ideals and American destiny. , tA cJL iLAjf L_ fc JL eJ ejfr %J ♦ ♦ ♦ A , _j;jTS ' ;T • ' •-ii ' ' Sj.f " .f-.:-;. " ' ..;■ I OMMBVIIdIdIE) 15 In 1837 Captain B. L. E. Bonneville, Class of 1815, obtained permission to investigate the topography and resources of the far West. With most of his com- panions savages, he traversed the trackless wilderness from the Rockies to the Sierra Nevadas. His work resulted in the first accurate map of that region. a) Q Q) S i M NEIIp ... ' 17 Greatest of early American railway engineers was Lieutenant W. G. McNeil, Class of 1817. As a member of a board of officers appointed to select a proper westward route for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, he dictated the location of the first Ameri- can railway. In 1830, upon rails located and placed by McNeil, ran the first steam locomotive in America. ■ -f m I, y o ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦ QJ S RODMAN ... ' 41 t- ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Brig. General T. J. Rodman, Class of 1841, is respon- sible more than any other one man for the present efficiency of artillery. His experiments at Allegheny Arsenal from 1857 till 1859 with slow burning powder made possible the types of gun we have today. Paradoxically, his mastery of the forces of destruction have placed him among the constructive geniuses forerunning our era — a pioneer in high explosives. Q) V£ o vs CASET ..... ' 52 Much of the beauty of our national Capitol is due to the efforts of Col. T. L. Casey, Class of 1852. His was the task of placing a foundation under the half-completed Washington Monument. From 1877 to 1888 he constructed the State, War and Navy build- ings. The rest of his life was devoted to the Library of Congress building, called " the most commodious and the handsomest library building in the world. " ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ Q) £ PORTER ' 60 I - ' 7 ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ Horace E. Porter, Class of 1860, soldier and diplomat, is West Point ' s most outstanding graduate in the diplomatic world. As Ambassador to France during the troubled years from 1897 to 1905, he mitigated the hostility of the French press to our war with Spain. The close Franco-American friendship dates from his term as Ambassador. b q) eOE.THALS . ' 80 The story of the Panama Canal and its builder is too well known to be repeated here. Graduated from West Point in 1880, Lt. G. W. Goethals had estab- lished an enviable engineering record before he at- tained professional preeminence. The Genius of the Panama Canal was more than a great technician: he had that understanding for humanity so essential to true leadership. o a « i iiKi0) ci% ■ T , ■ ♦ ♦ ♦ I (E) W TT [E W IT § BOOK ONE . . . Views BOOK TWO . . OrganzT tion BOOK THREE . Biographies BOOK FOU R . . Class History BOOK FIVE . . . Athletics BOOK SIX . . . Activities BOOK SEVEN . June Week BOOK EIGHT . Advertisements % COPYRI C HT 19 3 1 WILBUR S.JONES Editor JOHNR.BEISHLINE C BvsinessManaaer ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ i4, ' ■ .t« , r in-ci Wi (h l ' ij , ' ' }t .,e .. .- - — « j- -t.-y -.At. ( V v WOOD AT FORT ERIE. 1814 Among the few brilliant encounters during the War of 1812 was the action at Fort Erie. On the morning of September 17, 1814, the American force at Fort Erie in a single sortie completely broke up and routed the besieging British. One of the leaders of that gallant American body was Lt. Col. E. D. Wood, Class of 1806, who here lost his life after exhibiting for eight years " military skill, acute judgment and heroic valor " in the service of his country. OtiU UA tMa niL CLifntmaU jL - ■ tfi ' n r ' This Stairway has a unique significance to all world-weary cadets who, faint from the rigours of a momentous evening, ascend it during the cheerless morning hours. It denotes travail, begun anew SL KiJrrCUUA Guardian of as many traditions as volumes . . . indissoluble link with the past . . . treasure trove for the searcher after know- ledge . . . haven of quiet for the pensive — and refuge for the " snake " when storms rage outside I (? ;: :!l CuXtGc-»v, tJU. Without: massive Doric pile of white mar- ble, incongruous in its roughhewn Gothic environment; within: stately memorial to illustrious graduates; withal, nocturnal rendezvous of youth and joy and music, per- sonification of the West Point of romance — stem reality lost in the shadows of the night. I ■MMMMMIfHHft " " ' ' W w ?-,. jKt, (jAOuets ynA i iMtAAjt dU tChJ Austere granite walls lend a well deserved ominous atmosphere to this Scylla and Charybdis of knowledge, inside of which the " Battle of Tenths " is bitterly waged for nine months of the year, with quarter neither sought nor granted ITI I : m r ' j4 £ j4iKipiULto In the dark period when " one hundred days " seems one hundred aeons, and the load of Academics weighs heavily on wearied shoulders; here is the one sanctuary of rest and security left in a world of tribulation and gloom ft i: All that is stem and unrelenting; all that is cold and forbidding; all that is strengthening and character-molding in West Point springs into view from the shadows of the sallyport. Truly " tempered with fire and sword " is he who passes hence after four years of transmutation n p- M a, ijit- " i.itrr{ L pr r — ' frrrti Vra .Ui tcy . tcxiJL, A congregation of sweet innocence near the guard house; athletes hurrying to the portals of the gym; and song fests in the twilight of spring evenings. A scene of beauty perhaps, pulsing with activity, depicting the vaunted nonchalance of the Lost Battalion. i Neither impressive nor grand, it compensates for smallness of size by perfection of detail. The architectural beauty ofan ancient English church, erected centuries ago by Fathers of the Carthusian Monastery, is charmingly revived in this replica of mediaeval craft. ■■ ' i|S s Sh, -ixxncrtjue U u flC %auJvuiq tcHA. •i ' oJk Beautifully proportioned, combining massive grandeur with gracefullness of line, Washington Hall offers a striking example of a strictly utilitarian necessity executed with true magnificence. It stands a fitting monu- ment to that most important phase of a cadet ' s life, eating i ' r-?? x.i tl 3L iruJJeMci(UAZ LtJo r iiU. Quaint and picturesque, this relic of a vanish- ed West Point views the changes of the years with stoic mien, its red brick walls and wide verandas symbolizing, now as ever, dignified austerity coupled with simple hospitality. i — ffvR, tifc J4 ' -» The grim strength and dormant energy that permeates the abode of the Corps is nowhere so forcefully and vividly apparent as from the waters of the river whose guardian and protector West Point has ever been. ¥. Iv ' ' Q. f J : ' SSf ' ' I I k ' At Monterey, Lt. U. S. Grant, Class of 1845, performed one of the most picturesque and daring exploits of American military history. Seeing that his isolated com- mand was running low on ammunition, he mounted his horse Indian fashion, dashed through murderous cross- fire to the supply wagons and returned with the ammuni- tion so desperately needed by his soldiers. In later years his masterful leadership in the Civil War was surpassed only by his personal bravery. A AAA A ; Herbert C. Hoover President of the United States THE Honorable Herbert C. Hoover graduated from Stanford University in 1895. He has done engineering work of great importance in the United States and in nearly all important foreign countries. At the outbreak of the World War he was appointed chairman of the American Relief Commission and has since served as chairman of many relief commissions. He was United States Food Administrator from 1917 until 1919, which extremely impor- tant duty he performed with the greatest efficiency. Following this he served with the war- debt commission and was vice-chairman of President Wilson ' s second Industrial Con- ference. He was appointed Secretary of Commerce by President Harding in 1921 and was reappointed by President Coolidge. He was elected President of the United States in 1928. A A A A A A A A A A it A lAr A A A A A A A A A Patrick J. Hurley Secretary of War MR. Hurley is a graduate of Indian University, now Bacone College, and National University Law School of Wash- ington, D. C. From 1908 until our entrance to the World War he practiced law in Okla- homa, meanwhile holding a commission in the National Guard. He served as a Major and Lieutenant- . Colonel in the United States Army during the World War and participated in the Aisne - Marne, Meuse - Argonne, and St. Mihiel offensives and defensive sectors of the A. E. F. He negotiated an agreement between the government of the Grand Duchy of Luxem- bourg and the A. E. F. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious serv- ices and was cited in general orders for " gallantry in action. " He was appointed Assistant Secretary of War in 1928 and succeeded to his present office at the death of the late James H. Good. i tJkJkJkJkJkj A A A A A A fiAJkJUkJ JUkJkJkJkJkJi A A i( A A A A A A A w i i Mm i mm jAAAAAAAJ General Charles P. Summerall Late Chief of Staff GENERAL Summerall graduated from the Military Academy in 1892. He was many times cited for gallantry in action during the Philippine Insurrection and the Chinese Boxer Rebellion. During the World War he commanded the First Division in the Soissons and St. Mihiel offensives. Later, he commanded the Fifth Army Corps in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. He was awarded the Distinguished Serv- ice Cross for " extraordinary heroism in action, " the Distinguished Service Medal, and many decorations by foreign countries. He was appointed Chief of Staff, United States Army, November 21, 1926, and filled that important post with great distinction until his retirement in November of 1930. A A A A A AH. ( AAj BUUUUUULi A A lAr A A A A A A A A AAJkJkJUk General Douglas MacArthur Chief of Staff GENERAL MacArthur graduated from the Military Academy in 1903. He served with the Corps of Engineers until the United States entered the World War. He commanded the Eighty-fourth Infan- try Brigade in the St. Mihiel offensive, in the Essey and Pannes sectors, and in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. Later, he was assigned command of the Forty-second Divi- sion in the Sedan offensive. He was awarded the Distinguished Serv- ice Cross, the Bronze Oak Leaf of the Dis- tinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal, and many foreign decora- tions. He became Superintendent of the Military Academy in 1919. He has since held command in the United States and the Philippine Islands. In November, 1930, he became Chief of Staff, United States Army, succeeding Gen- eral Summerall. .JLJLJi JL JkJkJkJkJiJiA A A A A A jUUUUUULi Major-Gen. William R. Smith Superintendent Major-Genjeral Smith, Class o£ 1892, embarked on his military career as an officer of the First Artillery, but he was soon recalled to West Point, where he served as an instructor for a number of years. During the World War he commanded the Thirty-sixth Division, which distin- guished itself especially in the victorious Champagne offensive. His exceptional serv- ice was recognized by the presentation of the Distinguished Service Medal. Since the War, he has served with distinction in the United States, the Philippines and Hawaii. Since February 26, 1928, he has been Superintendent of the Academy whose great- ness he has so actively promoted. A A A A A Af A UJ. JUUUb Aj A A A A A ; Lt.-Col. Robert C. Richardson Commandant of Cadets LIEUTENANT - COLONEL RiCHARDSON graduated from the Military Academy in 1904. He was cited " for Gallantry in action against hostile Moros " in the Philippine Is- lands in 1905. He has served at the Military Academy as instructor of Modern Languages, and as Assistant Professor of English. During the World War he saw duty as Liaison Officer, General Staff, A. E. F. He also served on the War Damages Board and the Peace Commission and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for excep- tionally meritorious services. He served as Military Attache, American Embassy, Rome, Italy, from 1926 until 1928. He was appointed Commandant of Cadets at the Military Academy, March 22, 1929. A A A A A jjJ fkJkJkJkJiJLi A H A 1 A A A :Ar A A HE executives map out the path which leads us to efficiency in the service of arms; the Departments prove capable taskmasters. . B. McPherson, 1853 THE DBPARTMEMT ' N organization is helpless to co- ordinate the functions of its various parts without proper administration. The executive personnel supplies the adjutant services necessary for the subsistence of the Military Academy. Lt, McHugh, Capi. Franks, Capt. Dunstan, Mr. Mayer Capt. Bi ' RKHALTER, Lt. Zei.ler, Capt. Wfli.s, Lt. Parsons, Maj. Mumma, Maj. Farman Capt. Martin, Maj. Baade, Capt. Baker, Lt. Lord, Capt. Bentley, Lt. Egner Lt. Parks, Mai. Hartman, Lt.-Col. Whipple, Ma|. Gutfnsohn, Maj. Fleming, Maj. Legg, Rev. Kinsolving Lt.-Col. Gillespie, Col. Shockley, Lt.-Col. Wilson, Lt.-Col. Brunzell, Lt.-Col. Halliday SUPERINTENDENT ' S STAFF Lt, McClure, Lt. Walker, Lt. Bryan, Lt. Jadwin, Lt. Trextor Lt. Lord, Capt, Carr, Maj. Boye, Capt. Tate, Capt. Reinburg, Lt. Hersey Maj. Fleming, Maj. Gutensohn, Lt.-Col. Wilson, Maj. Jarman, Maj. Anderson PROVISIONAL BATTALION OFFICERS Page Forty-jive DEPARTMEMTS THE Military Academy, although precursory to a career devoted to the profession of arms, is in no sense a school of specialization. Classed among the technical institutions of the country, nevertheless it does not purport to graduate master technicians. The ideal of the West Point system of study, as handed down from the days of the regime of Colonel Thayer, is to provide the youthful officer with a broad cultural and practical background of such nature as to fit him better for his coming career. In planning the course an effort has been made to develop each separate subject in such a manner that it will be closely associated with the remainder of the curriculum and will act as a forerunner for what is to follow. Thus instead of having the course a collection of distinct entities, we find a group of interdependent parts, so arranged as to form a homogeneous whole. Only by such concentration can the vast amount of informative material be presented in assimilable form. The Academic course achieves its goal if it succeeds in laying the broad and firm foundation which is necessary for ultimate success in any field of endeavor — and there is every reason, judging from long experience, to believe that just such a foundation is laid. Specialization without proper background leads to narrowness; generalization alone results in superficiality. The happy medium finds advanced investigation consequent to well-rounded preparation. Adaptability demands familiarity with a multitude of things, just as specialization calls for mastery of one. West Point aims not only to provide the best of foundations, but also to go a step further: to arouse interest in what is to follow, and to give the student the necessary training to facilitate individual intellectual excursions. As physical discipline is the keystone of military efficiency, so is mental discipline the basis of clarity and conciseness of thought. The West Point methods of instruction combine with the curriculum to further the achieve- ment of both. Small sections ranked according to ability, daily recitations, both oral and written, augmented by frequent lectures on the more practical phases of the courses, give individual attention to all, while permitting the higher men of the class to take up special and more advanced work. As the cadet passes through each successive year of his West Point life, his academic training changes to meet the new requirements and changing aspects of his mental development. Broadly speaking, the first two years stress precision, attention to detail and sound reasonim to an intelligent conclusion — factors which determine success in the Profession of Arms — while the last two vears show a tendency toward liberalization, practical application of the essential theories initially propounded rounding out the instruction. Piige Forty-six I H i ' ■ h i BL £ £ 1 Ujul l r ' ' ' 1 P -r ' l Hi lP ' Si 9 s B ' |! K 9 I Kr= " " " i 4to " ' " " ' IM g . .aaa EO MKI Lt.-Col. Beukema, Lt.-Col. Gillespie, Lt.-Col. Richardson, Lt.-Col. Mitchell, Lt.-Col. Wheat, Lt.-Col. Fenton, Lt.-Col. Halliday, Lt.-Col. Whipple Col. Shockley, Col. Echols, Maj. Gen. Smith, Col. Carter, Col. Alexander THE) AeADEMie E)OAIlI) Major General William R. Smith Superintendent Colonel Charles P. Echols Processor of Mathematics Colonel Clifton C. Carter Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy Colonel M. A. W. Shockley Professor of Military Hygiene Colonel Roger G. Alexander Professor of Drawing Lieutenant-Colonel William A. Mitchell, Professor of Civil and Military Engineering Lieutenant-Colonel William E. Morrison .... Pro w or of Modern Languages Lieutenant-Colonel Clayton E. Wheat Professor of English Lieutenant-Colonel Chauncey L. Fenton. .Professor of Chemistry and Electricity Lieutenant-Colonel Robert C. Richardson, Jr Commandant of Cadets Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander G. Gillespie. .Professor of Ordnance and Gunnery Lieutenant-Colonel Frank W. Halliday Professor of Jmw Lieutenant-Colonel Herman Beukema, Professor of Economics, Government and History Page Forty-seven ¥. .. ■Mh - - -J, }k:i . ' - " . v ■V ' l " . w A-V , ■ ' ■ ' ■■ ' ' % t Kyv HE reinforcements coming up were desperately needed. With- out them, defeat seemed imminent. The bridge that was their sole means of approach was a crumpled ruin, and was still the target of heavy artillery fire. A new bridge had to be built — immediately. As the line of trucks began to bring material for the pon- ton bridge, the hostile observation planes reported the activity to their batteries, and the shell fire became more intense. Slowly the pon- tons were shoved out into the river and the heavy balks and chests lashed securely. High explosive shells found their mark and destroyed part of the bridge; defenseless soldiers were killed — their bodies claimed by the muddy river. But all soldiers do not need guns to fight! — these men renewed their efforts with even greater determination, and the wreckage was cleared away. The work continued. Inch by inch, it seemed, they fought their way across. They slaved and sweat; bled and died to reach the other shore. Napoleon ' s sappers at Beresina did not suffer, nor accom- plish, more. The engineers spanned the river after hours of labor. They did their job, and the troops went through! 41 Page Foity-eighl Lt. Tansey, Lt. Marshall, Lt. Barth, Lt. Akerman, Lt. Leehey, Lt. Beadle, Lt. Hastings I.T. Dean, Ma.;. Edgerton, Asst. Prof., Lt.-Col. Mitchell, Prof., Capt. Pohl, Lt. Neilson DEPARTMEMT OF AMD Me- Lie uten ant-Colon el William E. Mitchell Professor Page Forty-nine " k • i IT was remarkable how quickly the inhabitants of this war-scarred town had returned to their homes after the immediate danger had passed. The place was strategically located, and opposing forces had vigorously contended for possession of it. Now that it had been wrested from the hands of a retreating foe, it became imperative that order and discipline be restored. The residents longed for the peace that they once knew, and looked to the conquering forces for the leadership necessary to accomplish the tremendous task of changing chaos into calm. The commanding officer immediately declared martial law, and the placards that were displayed in public places were read by the curious passersby. They seemed to be dubious of this new form of government, and were apparently wondering if these new invaders who were called their allies would be fair and just, or arrogantly inconsiderate. With the passing of the days, the activities of the town assumed a new aspect. The bewilderment that is the aftermath of battle was gone. Mar- tial law, born of necessity and reared on strife, had re-created life in this community. The law, understandingly administered by the military authori- ties, gave the civilian populace a unique sensation of well-being. They were able to look beyond the horizon of war that surrounded them to a new vision of peace. Lt. Sheets, Capt. Touart, Lt. Duffy, Lt. Snodgrass Maj. Caffey, Lt.-Col. Halliday, Prof., Capt. Hannay DEPARTMEMT OF tAW Lieutenant-Colonel Frank W. Halliday Professor Page Fifty-one " J y EAVY black smoke billowed from the low funnels of the line of grim grey enemy battleships. Full of confidence in his power- ful guns and heavily armored ships, the commander of the fleet dared to storm a fortified land position. The prize was worthy of his endeavor. The commander of the coast defenses of the vitally impor- tant harbor realized the danger. The range of the enemy guns equaled that of his own; their number exceeded that of his batteries. His only hope lay in the speed and precision of his highly trained observers, plotters and gun crews. But he, too, was confident. He waited. His observers, from their high stations, reported the enemy coming within range. Whoo-oo-OOM! The first shell from the leading ship exploded to the left, outside the harbor. Deep in the huge emplacements, the batteries commenced their deadly work with mechanical precision. Projectiles rammed home, impelled by vicious heaves. Powder b ags hurtled into the chambers. Breech blocks closed with a thud. Mighty detonation after mighty detonation rocked the earth ' s very foundation Thousands of pounds of powder disappeared in crash and thunder. Tons of projectiles speeded to their marks. It was apparent that no human power could withstand the precision of this horrible blast of steel. The fleet withdrew. Page Fifty-two I Page Fifly-three I HE business of War, and it is truly a business, demands, in addi- tion to an uncompromising devotion to duty, an intimate knowl- edge of the ways of commerce and industry. For fighting men demand much, of necessity, and only a superb organization can supply their needs. The problem of supply is an appalling one, and were not men driven by that cruelest of taskmasters. Mars, it is doubtful if success could ever be attained. War is a stimulant to nations. This is strikingly evidenced by the manner in which the tools of battle are made and transported. Factories are transformed almost overnight into arsenals; great ships and miles of railroads are constructed to convey troops and supplies. The officers of the army who organize and direct the Service of Supply must not fail. A prime requisite for the efficient execution of their vital task is knowl- edge of the fundamental principles of economics to which they must con- form. That knowledge, properly applied, makes possible the miracles that are performed. Ptige F ' jty-jour Lt. MacDonald, Lt. Galloway, Lt. Mulvihill, Lt. Ovenshine Lt. Fay, Lt. Myer, Lt. Fisk, Lt. Nelson Capt. Ransom, Lt.-Col. Lyon, Asst. Prof., Col. Holt, Late Prof., Lt.-Col. Beukema, Prof., Lt. Badger DEPARTMEMT OF BCOMOMieS. eOVE,RMMEMT AMD HISTORT Colonel Lucius H. Holt Liite Professor Page Fifty-five In a cataclysm of fire and thunder the 75 ' s roared and jumped, as if they were a pack of hounds straining at their leashes, eager to grip the throats of their enemies. Unheedful of the red-hot tubes, the men shoved in the shells as the ranges ever increased. Speed. There was a mania for speed. They had to lay the shells out there — fast! Then, a jam, and a hurried attempt to remove the sensitive shell. A terrific explosion — confusion — • an appalling catastrophe. As the shroud-like veil of smoke lifted, a horrible scene was revealed. It was as if a gigantic hand had swept the field, crumpling and shattering the guns, mangling the horses and destroying all life. Amid the pande- monium of nearby guns, still firing, could be heard the appealing cries of the wounded men. Those who were able went to the aid of the stricken ones, and silently thanked all the gods that be that they knew what to do to alleviate the suffering. Knowledge rather indifi erently acquired; its use never anticipated. But now it was invaluable. Eventually quiet came again to the front lines, and the men of the battery, striving to forget the days that had passed, wondered about their companions in battle. Could it be that their efforts to combat Death had not been in vain? Page Fifty-six [■ Page Pijty-seven I HE anti-aircraft battery that protected a city clothed in an unnatu- ral darkness and hushed in an almost ghastly silence tensely awaited the attack that inevitably must come. Their information of this unseen menace in the skies was positive, and they were prepared to find their foes, and to destroy them. When the roar of the powerful motors was heard, the men of the battery leaped to their posts. The huge ears of the sound locating instrument swung toward the ever-loudening throb of the motors, while the giant searchlight, still dark, followed the sound locator ; and when the brilliant beam slashed the black sky, the enemy formation sprang into bold relief in its blinding glare. It was only a few seconds until the mechanical data computer had the range and deflection, and the muzzles of the slender guns were spouting steel and flame toward the great bombers. As the data was corrected, the myriad shells began to find their mark. One of the planes burst into flame and plunged earthward, the explosion of its load of bombs making it a blazing meteor. While another of the squadron crumpled and dropped, the rest turned and fled. The battery had won. A ain ingenious brains had devised instruments of uncanny precision that could succeed where mere man would fail. Pjge Fifty-eight Lt. Dutton, I.t. Timothy, Lt. Stone, Lt. Sims, Lt. Uncles, Lt. Crandall, Lt. Kane, Lt. Weikert Capt. Smith, Maj. Conklin, Asst. Prof.. CoL. Carter, Prof., Capt. Hayden, Capt. Cowi.es DEPARTMJBMT OF MATURAIo AMD EXPERIMEMTAId PHIIdOSOPHT ' W • r Colonel Clifton C. Carter Professor Page Fifty-nine f Page Sixty Page Sixty-one Page Sixty-two I 1 M. BouTTES, Lt. Taylor, Capt. Brickley, Capt. Fox Lt. Keyes, Lt. Enderton, Sn. Sesplugues, Lt. Raynsford Lt. Barrett, Lt. Johnson, Lt. Pierce, Lt. Hopkins, Capt. Jenna, Capt. Bond Lt. Dewev, Capt. Warner, Maj. Peyton, Asst. Prof., Maj. FA ley, Associate Prof., Maj. Levy, Asst. Prof., Capt. Swanton, MEMT OF MODER] Lieutenant-Colonel William E. Morrison Professor Page Sixty-three lAPS of that terrain on our right haven ' t come down from head- quarters — and we don ' t know a damn thing about it. I want a sketch, and I want it today! It was not without a qualm of uncertainty that the cavalry officer to whom the colonel spoke received this assign- ment. He wasn ' t well acquainted with the country either, but he did know that it was rough and forbidding and that it was under the constant surveillance of the enemy. More than likely he would be able to make the drawing — but would he ever return with it? The patrol proceeded from the protection of its own lines with utmost caution. Scouts with drawn weapons carefully reconnoitred the route. By their actions the horses indicated that they, too, were alert, and ready for any exigency. Frequently the patrol stopped while the officer hastily yet attentively worked on his sketch. It was imperative that all features of military importance be revealed. Without warning a fusillade of shots rang out — one of the men slid from his saddle. In spite of their wariness, snipers had spotted therri. The horses reared, then broke into a mad gallop that soon carried them out of danger. " With just a suggestion of the victor ' s smile on his lips the lieutenant reported — " Your map, sir! " ,i I- Page Sixty-four Lt. Cowles, Lt. Chandler, Lt. Toftoy, Lt. O ' Flaherty Lt. Grant, Lt, Trf.acy, Lt. Pitts, Lt. Davis Lt. Pesek. Maj. Ingi.is, Asa. Prof., Lt.-Col. Alexander, Prof., Capt. Cooney, Lt. Bennison DEPARTME.MT OF Colonel Roger G. Alexander Professor Ptige Sixty-five I HE order to advance — enemy artillery shelling all roads from the rear — the necessity for immediate and decisive action. In the face of such circumstances counterbattery fire provides the solu- tion to what otherwise might prove to be insurmountable dif fi- culties. Prompt neutralization of opposing fire is paramount to all other considerations. The situation is one to test the resources of the artillery officer to the utmost. A hasty reconnaissance by air gives the target; the simple application of triangulation principles supplies approximate firing data, but there is no time for leisurely bracketing and trial and error adjust- ments. The target is the immediate goal. Mental calculations of angles and ranges must be characterized by speed, and above all, precision. A rapid and thorough analysis of all aspects of the situation, the ability to think clearly and logically under stress, and the unhesitant ableness to apply needful care without undue deliberation are the requisites for success in a mission upon which the advance of the army depends. Page Sixty-six Page Sixty-seven Page Sixty-eight Lt. Branham, Lt. Billo, Lt. Farrell Lt. Scherer, Lt. Clendenen, Lt. Smith, Lt. Fonvielle, Lt. Tracy, Lt. Roberts Lt. Raymond, Capt. Wright, Maj. Brown, Assi. Prof., Lt.-Col. Wheat, Prof., Capt. Sinkler, Lt. Moore, .Lt. Drury DEPARTMEMT ' OF EMeioI lleutenant-coi.onel Clayton E. Wheat Professor Page Si.xty-nine ! G. H. Thomas, 1840 Lt. Conrad, Capt. Timberlake, Lt. Gallagher Capt. Dumas, Capt. Elev, Capt. Goode, Lt. Crist, Lt. Cranston Capt. Gerhardt, Capt. Macon, Lt. Miley, Capt. Barnes, Capt. Bacon, Lt. McHugh Maj. Rayner, Maj. Terry, Lt.-Col. Richardson, Maj. Nulsen, Maj. Harmon OFFICERS OF THE TACTICAL DEPARTMENT DBPARTMEMT OF TACTICS BETTER far could Valhalla have parted with its Valkyrie than West Point dispense with its Tactical Department. Many of the little things that go so far towards lifting cadets ' lives from the realms of the commonplace owe their inception to the fertile brains of these zealous guardians of Corps discipline. We cannot imagine the future of the Academy should their whole-hearted interest in our welfare be removed. Maj. Harmon, Maj. Nulsen, Capt. Macon THE BATTALION BOARD ¥ ¥ Page Set enty-three Derby Miller Beebe Arnoid cimId eoiLom Page Seventy-four H 1 HI 1 B 9 p i sT n w ii E Hi l John K. Waters Regimentii! Commander Herbert W. Mansfield Regimental Adjutant Jacob E. Smart Regimental Sergeant-Major Frederick H. Warren Regimental Supply Officer M. Scott Dickson Regimental Supply Sergeant GTHE REeiMEMTAt STAFF Page Seventy-five I Joseph B. Coolidge Battalion Adjutant Harold L. Bays Edward M. Parker Battalion Commander Battalion Sergeant-Major FIRST feATTAtlOM STAFF ¥ ¥ Pa e Seventy-seven Lieut. Daniel De Bardeleben Tactical Officer Charles H. Bonesteel, III Cadet Captain FIRST M. W. Arnold • R. E. Beebe, Jr. • C. H. Bonesteel, III • J. F. Carroll • P. V. Dick • D. Donaldson • W. H. ESDORN • G. A. Farris A. Gay • J. C. Gordon A. M. Haynes • H. A. Hughes • S. E. Jones • A eOMPAMT IN baseball, the player who is the best combination of batsman and baserunner is always selected for the lead-off position in the batting order. Here in the Corps, " A " Company enjoys that honor. It has been the heritage handed down to us for 129 years and we are justly proud of it. " A " Co. men are always in evidence in Corps Activities. On Wednesday and Saturday after- noons, it is the stalwarts of " A " Co. who trace the incredibly straight and narrow paths across Central Area. Are we not the ones who put the A in A. B.? AH our efforts are not confined to this Pa e Seienty-eig jt i C. W. Kohls • M. N. Levenick • C. A. LiCHIRIB • M. M. Magee J. T. Malloy • E. J. Messinger • W. A. M. MoRiN • J. G. Ondrick • W. W. Ragland • A. SCHOMBURG • A. J. Sutherland • W. F. Train • Strangely popular pastime, however. At parades and all Corps formations, former " A " Co. men may be seen in command of companies, battalions, and even the Corps. And let us not overlook the athletic squads either. The Corps Squad list looks like an " A " Co. drill roll. Indeed, we boast the second four-letter man Army has ever had. It is no wonder, then, that our inter-murder teams fare so badly, we have scarcely enough men left over to make up a whole team. Now enough said about how we do this and how we do that. What we want the Corps to feel is that " A " Co. is doing its bit toward carrying on the traditions and good work of West Point. ¥ ¥ Page Senenty-nine • • FIRST c. R. Bard • H, L. Bays • P. H Bethune • D. F. Callahan, Jr • A. F. Cassevant • C. L. Decker ■ ■ C. B DOUGHER • W. F. Ellis • c. E. Green • w. C. Hall • H. P. Harris • G. F Hartman • Lieut. George B. Conrad Tactical Officer Theodore W. Parker Cadet Captain ]E) eOMPAMT PROMULGATING the glorifying qualities of the gentlemen — many by act of Congress — who do their Kaydeting under the banner of " B " Company is a task that might both please and horrify the most assiduous press agent. However, the connection grows upon one, after association with this group of men, that the majority had sufficient reason for being born, and have attained and developed enough personable and attractive characteristics to refrain from filing suit against their progenitors. A few have H. p. HOUSER • V. J. MacLaughlin • J. T. McClellan • E. M. Parker • T. W. Parker H. M. Peyton • W. M. Skidmore • C. C. Smith • E. J. TiMBERLAKE, JR. M. H. Truly • O. Z. Tyler • C. C. Wagner • never successfully discarded the shackles of adolescence and may occasionally irk you with their naive fatuousness, yet the lack of affectation more than counterbalances this vexatious characteristic. The portals of our divisions are ever open to the wanderers of other companies — even those sedulous children who inhabit the western section of our Squad and so diligently practice their calligraphy. An air of jocularity, a touch of sophistication that fortifies against the disturbing dilemmas of existence, a willingness to sit in at a friendly game of — backgammon, an aptitude for walking straight but rather wide on occasion, a decided distaste for milk and honey — and you have a gentle- man of Company B. Page Eighty-one FIRST G. A. Blake • V. H. Bond • P. Burns P. E. Chappell J. B. COOLIDGE • H. B. Cooper • F. P. CoRBiN, Jr. • G. K. CUSACK • A. G. Elegar • W. F. Gallup • W. L. Hardick • C. E. Hoy -. Captain Francis A. Macon Tactical Officer Paul Burns Cadet Captain e eoMPAMT THE proximity of the O.C. ' s " Poop Deck " has tried in vain to cramp " C " Co. ' s style. Rheumatiz or some other strange malady invariably prevents the O. C. from getting farther than " C " Co. when making a reveille inspection. Rumor has it that some one remembers a day long past when " C " Co. was not inspected, but myths like that can scarcely be credited. For the past few years a constant succession of highly efficient " tacs " has toiled without success to break the old " C " Co. spirit. Each in his turn has attacked with ream upon ream of Page Eighty-two etAss R. L. Leinster C. R. McBride • W. W. MlLNER • H. F. MUENTER • C. W. Raymond • C. F. Rogers S. C. Russell • R. B. Semple • W. Taylor, Jr. • G. M. Wertz, Jr. J. T. Westermeier • O. G. Willis " poopsheets " and " quill " only to find that " C " Co., due to years of constant exposure, is impervious to such tactics. However, even the stoutest of walls cannot withstand constant battering indefinitely. Thus, while the never ceasing pressure has failed to break the spirit, it has not failed to make an impres- sion, so that by now, in spite of itself, " C " Co. finds itself about as efficient as any other company when it wants to be. This new order of things is not so bad as it sounds, because the grand buck-up has practically cut off the number of make importations. No one can deny that it is much more satisfactory to be driven by home-grown makes than by a bunch of foreigners. So, be " C " Co. what she may, no one of her sons will ever desert her or be deserted by her. ' ' Page Eighty-three Captain Henry A. Barker, Jr. Tactical Officer John W. Cave Cadet Captain FIRST J. W. Cave • J. B. CORBETT • J. P. Daley • C. J. DiESTEL • G. E. DiETZ • R. H. Harrison • C. J. Herrick • T. R. J. HiCKEY • A. H. HOGAN • J. L. Inskeep • I. Lehrfeld • H. S. Markham • R. W. Moore • D eOMPAMY " " TA " Company is not just a group of men who inhabit the same divisions of barracks; it is no mere i-- ' tactical unit; it is an institution! Simply to mention " D " Company is to call to mind an elusive, rare, truly different flavor. One pictures a body of men who are known throughout the Corps, and who will probably become known throughout the Service. It is in the variety and the diversity of her membership that " D " Company finds her real strength. Her men range from starmen to turnbacks, from AB ' s to fileboners, from athletes to Page Eighty-jour % i Page Eighty-five Marshall S. Carter Battalion Adjutant John B. Sullivan Battalion Commander Robert E. L. Eaton Battalion Sergeant-Major SECOMD RATTAtlOM STAFF ¥ Page Eighty-seven Page Eighty-eight C. W. McCONNELL • J. H. McGee • F. F. McNair • J. H. Mathews • M. Moses • D. N. Motherwell • D. R. Patterson • R. F. Reidy • S. Smellow R. A. Stunkard • C. R. Urban ■ • M. A. G. Weber ritual and the secret grips, but the bond of union among those who have read the same gig sheets, cursed the same Tacs, and stepped off as a unit at Adjutant ' s Call for four years is as strong as the spell of three Greek letters. Members of " E " Company feel that they belong to an organization which is more than a mere tactical and administrative division of the Corps. We have a distinct tradition founded on legends of the past, accomplishments of the present, and expectations for the future. Since earliest time, according to reliable authorities, the " E " Company Engineers have been hivier, the goats goatier, the first class bucks more audacious, and the Tacs more terrible than those of any other outfit. Outstanding in some lines? — Yes. Below standard in others? — Perhaps. Medi- ocre — Never. Page Eighty-nine Page Ninety W. H. ISBELL • I. W. Jackson • C. L. Landaker • J. E. Leary C. D. McGowEN • H. K. MOONEY • E. C. Peters J. F. Rodenhauser • R. G. Romero • E. L. Thompson • J. C. Velasquez • L. R. Wirak • under classmen of course. Remember Cron ' s famous murder of Gus Wirak? To lay claim to some of the laurels we have won in the past few years, we mention our regular activities in which we captured a first place in the competitive drill and the intramural soccer cham- pionship in the same season. Our contributions to the Corps squads have also been important — the captain of the boxing team, the only rival he had for his own weight, fancy divers of the swimming team and many others, have been among those carrying the Army colors against all opponents. We are able to carry with us memories of a Company that has taken its " Tacs " as they came, been one of the essential parts of the Corps, done well in the past, and promises well for the future. ¥ • ¥ Page Ninety one : Page Ninety-two etAss L. L. H. KuNiSH E. G. Mitchell • E. Moore • M. O. Perry • J. W. M. Read • H. G. Roller • R. S. Spangler • J. F. S.ROKER • W. p. TURPIN • R. H. Wise • D. T. WORKIZER • D. N. Yates • in every sense of the word. The small man realizes that he must make up in brains what he lacks in brawn, and he does it. Little men have played their part in history and it has been a big one. It is not so much the skill of the individual as it is the spirit of the whole unit that enables it to present a worthy appearance at drill, parade or whatever the formation may be. A Company has spirit when it is led by capable officers who understand their duties and carry them out. Of this, year ' s officers it is sufficient to say just this, every man in the company has shown a fine spirit. " G " Co. has not always been first, yet always near the top. This year is no exception, June will come and some will graduate: the others will move up, but each will carry with him the spirit that is ours. I Page Ninety-three I Captain Walter A. Dumas Tactical Officer Louis A. Guenther Cadet Captain FIRST A. J. Adams • J. M. Brown • L. W. Gather • J. M. Chappell • L. F. Cole • C. F. Damberg A. R. Del Campo • C. F. Densford • M. S. Dickson • A. V. DiSHMAN • R. E. L. Eaton • L. A. Guenther • G. R. Huffman • R. K. Kaufman • J. H. McAleer • H eOMPAMT " r T " Company, harbor for congeniality, good fellowship, and imported " makes " , probably presents 1 JL the most versatile drill roll of any company in the Corps. If you ' re a goat and accustomed to hobnobbing with th e regular guys of your class, you ' re well acquainted with " H " Co. On the other hand, if you glitter among the stars, you still know the warmth of " H " Co. personality. Famous for a general attitude of mild indifference, " H " Company ' s sons fail not in search of golden stripes, but rather turn their endeavors toward those interests which ultimately produce keen • ' " k. , Page Ninety-jour eipA !» W. J. Mahoney • II. W. Mansfield • li. K. PURNELL • R. E. QUACKENBUSH • J. F. RUGGLKS J. D. Sams • J. E. Smart J. B. Sullivan L. T. Talcott • N. E. Tipton • O. C. Troxel • P. C. H. Walz • F. H. Warren • J. K. Waters • (;. p. Westpheling files. If you seek a laugh you ' ll find it in any " H " Co. talk fest. If you ' re in search of a cele- brated slugoid you ' ll probably find him in the 8 ' division arguing tactics with the first captain and his staff. When you see the first company to march on for any soiree — it ' s " H " Co., and when you see the last company dismissed from S. I. or drill — that ' s " H " Co. too. The per capita demerit record undoubtedly reaches its maximum on the " H " Company skin sheet — tacs come and tacs go — and they all leave us gigged but giggling. Wherever the best men of the Corps meet, whether it be " A " squad gatherings, inter-murder contests, CuUum Hall hops, or on the Area— " H " Co. is always represented — and when it ' s for the good of the Corps you can bet that " H " Co. will be putting out. Page Ninety-five wsmmmmmi mmm wmsmBBmBs. Wilbur S. Jones Chester W. Ott William F. Cassidy Battalion Adjutant Battalion Commander Battalion Sergeant-Major THIRD RATTAtlOM SGTAFF Page Ninety-seven Lieut. Joseph A. Cranston Tactical Officer Edward J. Cotter Cadet Captain FIRST J. A. Berry • J. W. Brady • R. S. Carter • R. B. Carhart • W. F. Cassidy • E. J. Cotter • R. R. Danek M. Duffy • E. H. Eddy • F. P. Greer • R. Hackett • L. D. Henry • R. D. Johnston • I eOMPAMT THERE are several things quite unique about the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-second divisions of barracks. First, they form the southernmost extremity of North Barracks, a structure com- pleted in 1910 for the comfortable housing of the Corps of Cadets. Second, in the winter, when all the leaves are gone from the trees, the east windows of these divisions would afford a wonderful view if there were anything to see. Third, these attractive quarters are reserved solely for the use of " I " Company. Page Ninety-eight us ei L SS w S. Jones w Krueger • R H. Lane • A. J. McVea • J. E . Maloney • K. A. McCrimmon • A. C . Marshall H M. ' Pahl • G. F. Powell • J. N. Raker S. M. Sanford R. Steinbach • H. R. Uhlman • a That last statement may not mean much to the lay reader, but among the initiated — in circles where the name, " I " Company, is pronounced with reverent voice and bared head — it is sufficient. To those " in the know " there are two distinct varieties of cadets. " I " Company men and non- " ' I " Company men. By this time, you are probably bursting with impatience to know more about this wonderful company. Well, it is composed of about a hundred men, divided roughly into four classes. There is a first class which knows that it is the best first class ever to run a company, a second class which knows it is indifferent but looks gloatingly forward to chevrons, a yearling class which knows it is the best but most mistreated class ever at the Academy, and a plebe class which knows nothing. But all this is futile. " I " Company is so different that it must be seen to be appreciated. «A 11% U ' « f ' ■VVB c V nnw Page Ninety-nine ¥ ¥ • • Lieut. Phillip E. Gallagher Tactical Officer Frederick G. Saint Cadet Cal tain FIRST J. R. Beishline • M. J. COYLE • J. K. Dickey • B. A. Ford • C. E. Frederick • D. GOUGH • W. A. Hampton E. W. HOCKENBERRY • C. N. HowzE • H. W. Hunter • P. H. Lash • D. H. Lawson • E. B. Leeper • K eOMPAMT " TV ' ' ' Company! What a profusion of ecstatic intimations the term implies! Yea, though Italy JA- looks with pride on its black-shirted Fascisti, the Corps of Cadets looks with awe and admir- ation on the red-shirted sons of Moe Daly. Lives there the man who has not heard of the world ' s greatest annual tribute to the Spirit of May as rendered by the Plebes of this indefatigable group of the Nation ' s finest. ' ' It is only just that " K " Co. should have this honor, for in this unusual assem- blage of homo sapiens we have our due share of A.B. ' s, B.A. ' s, engineers, goats, hopoids, snakes, and Page One Hundred il Page One Hundred One FIRST p. H. Adair • D. K. Armstrong T. J. Beck • H. W. Candler • F. Caraway • R. L. Cardell • C. G. Carlson • C. B. Duff • E. F. Easterbrook • J. W. Gurr • G. M. Heiss • C. I. HUMBER • Captain Edward W. Timberlake Tactical Officer Millard C. Young Cadet Captain t eOMPAMY OH, tacs may come and tacs may go but " L " Company, the pride of the lost Battalion, remains — always — " L " Co. We are at once the pride and the despair of the Tactical Department. Our guidon floats proudly in the breeze unhampered by any fluttering ribbons. Our orderly room is not overcrowded with cups. But in our hearts we carry the " grand esprit " and a firm conviction that there is but one company in the Corps, — " L " Company. Whenever men are needed, who answers the call? — " L " Co. Do you want captains for the corps squads? See " L " Co. Do you need a few Page One Hundred Two ;:i J. I. King • D. C. Little • T. J. Marnane • P. A. Mayo • W. L. Parham • J. W. Park • J. W. PUMPELLY • F. M. Thuney • P. O. Ward D. B. Webber • M. C. Young • J. B. Zimmerman • extra yards for a touchdown? Again we refer you to " L " Co. We find ourselves everywhere, at the hop, on the area, in the Pointer or Howitzer offices, on Flirtation with the " sweetheart of the Corps " , or in our rooms well wrapped in red comforters. Even in the intellectual gatherings of star men we can furnish representatives. Under the tutelage of our jovial tac, of football fame and the " team of bone and sinew " , we have become exceedingly importunate on the heels of Duty. Our Plebes have even been known to pursue duty in the shape of undelivered mail with unequaled fervor for twenty minutes while Col. Wheat and the English Department waited in vain. In short, " L " Company with its various tacs has set a tradition to which we dedicate our lives that the esprit of any company so conceived and so dedicated shall not perish. »- Page One Hundred Three Lieut. William E. Crist Tactical Officer Milton H. Pressley, Jr. CaJel Captain F. T. Berg • J. C. Blanning • F. A. BOGART • R. Q. Brown • S. G. Brown • D. F. Buchwald C. W. Carlmark • E. F. Cook • J. A. Feagan • G. E. Fletcher • R. F. Fulton • R. H. Griffith • J. W. Hansborough M eOMPAMT IN former years the report on the condition of " M " Company has been " Continued prosperity and unchanged conditions. " This year, however, has witnessed a starthng reversal of form from the inspecting officer ' s point of view. A concerted attempt to buck up the third battalion by the introduction of South Barracks tactical officers and makes has completely changed the official side of " M " Company. Our orderly room now fairly bristles with official-looking rosters and files, the bulletin board bears a new set of Company orders every day, and even our rooms are calculated to w Page One Hundred Pour etAss R. P. Holland A. S. Howe • A. R. Kerwin O. C. Krueger R. M. Lee • P. G. Miller • C. W. Ott • M. H. Pressley • L. H. RODGERS • T. V. Stayton • D. C. Strother • G. E. Williams instill a standard that would suit the most particular. However, nothing can change materially the philosophic spirit of the typical third batt flanker, the rank and file of " M " Company. " Live and let live " is a fine motto, one which governs all our actions. Despite our imported company commander, this year " M " Co. produced the regimental adjutant and supply sergeant, besides the first batt commander. However, it is in sports particularly that our company continues to lead, the football, basketball, and cross-country captains being " M " Company products, to say nothing of the rifle captain and the largest part of the football and basketball squads. Our depleted platoons at the rear of the column on the football trips have long been a matter of pride. So once again it is true that " the first shall be last and the last shall be first. " Page One Hundred Five i W. T. Sherman, 1840 FIEtD TRAIMIMG . isciPLiNE and organiza- tion are the keystones of military success. Tactics in the field represent a step further in the science of arms. From the cadenced beat of marching feet to martial strains, it seems a far cry to the clanking of the cais- sons and the clomping of the hoof-beats, but without the field tactics, an army would fall far short of accom- plishing its intended purpose. Page One Hundred Ten 1 Page One Hundred Eleven Page One Hundred Twelve I Page One Hundred Thirteen Page One Hundred Fourteen e One Hundred Fifteen Page One Hundred Sixteen GRATTAN ' S MASSACRE, 1853 While attempting to recover a cow stolen from a Mor- mon, Lt. John B. Grattan, Class of 1852, and his force of thirty men were ambushed by Sioux Indians outside of Fort Laramie in 1853. Mute witnesses of the gallant stand of this little group were the one hundred sixty-four Indian bodies left on the field. None of Grattan ' s command survived. J 1 ' • • mtrodaction to Jiogrdiphies ERE it possible, we should strive to present the men as we really knew them, incarnate in the follotving pages, but instead we find ourselves confronted with a galaxy of debonair Don Juans, hardy athletic heroes and incipient Napoleons, the like of which Olympus itself ne ' er saw. Still tvho are we to complain when but one of every ten fond roommates presents us with such touching tributes as the familiar, " Gulchville ' s loss was our gain when good old Joe joined us, and in parting we bid a last fond farewell to one who is bound to achieve the highest in xvhate ' er he m ay attempt, pist as he has won a place in all our hearts, etc. " — but continue at your risk. Verily we have with us the man, not necessarily as he really is, but as the aspiring Boswell would have him. I Page One Hundred Seventeen Phineas Harvey Adair Saginaw, Michigan Eighth District, Michigan " OHIN " rose to preeminence during -L plebe year when by alphabetical right he drove his class. Three first sec- tions, " B " Co. and the communion squad were his charges. The former were dropped with the first month, although he was destined to eventually hold seats in other first seaions. He kept the re- maining jobs for the rest of the year, reaping a reward of demos. An acute sense of humor and a ready wit are two of Phin ' s outstanding pos- sessions. His wisecracks are frequent and sometimes good. With the same strict attention to duty that charaaerized his years as a steamer pilot, Phin has floated through his four years without a mishap. He was a blase plebe, a nonchalant yearling, an indiffer- ent second classman. With Phin ' s graduation the doughboys will get a lieutenant and the girl back home a husband. A.B. Andrew Joseph Adams Samson, Alabama Third District, Alabama THIS curly-headed youngster came to us from the far South. He is a true, lazy and carefree Southerner. Four years at West Point have changed him very little, for he takes life as it comes, whether circumstances be pleasing or not. Many were the encounters between ' Bama and the T. D. Although he was able to fox them enough to stay clear of foundation, he has lost two Christmas leaves due to these one-sided battles. Through all of his Kaydet joys and sor- rows he has carried on with a sincere and humorous smile. Whenever anything happens to relieve the humdrum of life he is in the thick of it — let t he Devil do his worst, for life is pleasant. ' Bama does not want a quiet, unadven- turous life, so his chosen branch is the Air Corps. Our money is on him to have more success using the joystick than he has had using the slipstick. nasehall (4); Wrestling (4-3-2-1); Minor " A " ; Rifle Marksman : Pistol Marksman Page One Hundred Eighteen .U i I u Donald Knox Armstrong Roselle Park, New Jersey Fifth District, New Jersey CADET Donald Knox Armstrong is a most painstaking chap. His whole career at West Point was spent in build- ing up two reputations — The first was a reputation for indif- ference. This flourished greatly until the middle of second class year when Don heard the call and attended some of the Corn ' s fileboning formation. Alas! it seemed as though three years of hard labor was blighted. But Don — the ras- cal — was not to be defeated. He made a wonderful recovery at Fort Eustis and is now conceded to be very indifferent. All at the small cost of 44 foot-pounds — his. The second reputation is built upon the fact that Don never lost an argu- ment. He was not particular either — he was willing to argue about anything — - anytime and on either side of the ques- tion. Don goes forth to the Air by way of the doughboy, leaving behind these last words — " I give it as my fixed opin- ion that but for our graduated Cadets my life at West Point would have been very happy. " A.B.; Sunday School Teacher (3-2- 1) ; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharp- shooter Milton Wylie Arnold Asheville, North Carolina Fourth Congressional District, Georgia WHILE we don ' t say that Milton will ever swing a good broom as a room orderly, we ' ll always remember the swing- ing gait of the rambling wreck from Georgia Tech long after they have tried to bury the evil with his bones. If you want a new record down at the victrola shop, just put off paying that five you owe Milt until next month. He ' s more than considerate about everything but his conquests. The joy of conquest makes both Arnold and Alexander damn good soldiers. Milt has seen Paris all in one night — one night when the proverbial generosity conquered the conqueror. Older, at least in good sense, than the most of us, he gets along with every- body, even the runts. Away back in plebe year we remember the time he got a win off a man twice his size and who was twice as good a boxer — because he has a goodly quantity of the right kind of vitals. We don ' t have to judge him, we take him as he is. Football (4-3-2-1); Baseball (4); Class Officer (3-2) ; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) Page One Hundred Nineteen li LoREN Albert Avers Shields, North Dakota Third District, North Dakota NOT being content with life in the wide open spaces, but still desiring an active life, Ayers joined the Regular Army and served with the Doughboys for several years before entering West Point. Upon his arrival he was rather surprised to find that his experienced counsel in military affairs was not valued very highly by the Beast Detail. It did not take him long to learn, however, that Plebes are not expected to know any- thing, regardless of all previous training. A more appreciative audience was found among his less experienced classmates. We will not soon forget his unfailing good humor and inexhaustible fund of stories during those first dark months. Chevrons are not for Loren. Never- theless we feel that it will take an old and experienced soldier to put anything over on Ayers when he gets back to the Doughboys. He has been through the mill. We are sure that he will have almost as much success as we wish for him. Football (4); Boxing (3-2); Choir (4-3-2-1) Charles Pugh Baldwin New Orleans, Louisiana Second Congressional District, Louisiana AFTER the pseudo-culture of a New Yorker or the frank raucity of a Missourian what a pleasure it has been to turn to Pugh and find ever the same unassuming politeness. To us Pugh is the embodiment of the old South — its high standard of honor, its kindly code of courtesy, its dreamy disregard of petty ills. Pugh has all those qualities to a re- markable degree. Few other men we know have Pugh ' s ability to say instinc- tively " this is right " or " this is wrong. " Few others can equal Pugh ' s respect for the feelings and desires of his fellow cadets. None have Pugh ' s power to over- look life ' s smaller annoyances. Though not for ward, Pugh has proven a good salesman. He has .sold us the South. This June in bidding him good- bye we shall feel that we are saying " adieu " to a true son of Louisiana — a philosopher, a gentleman. Gymnastics (4-3); Pistol Marksman ' .; Page One Hundred Tuentj I i i »j John A. Barclay, Jr. Salt Lake City, Utah Second District, Utah BARCLAY came here with a good rec- ord ; he leaves with a better one. The key word of his four years at West Point has been " absorption. " He has never been a cut-throat, but he has gath- ered as much useful knowledge as any man in the class. In military matters Barclay is well versed, efficient, and self-confident, with- out being overbearing. His management of the femmes is posi- tively miraculous. The same cannot be said with regard to horses. " G " Co. will long remember him trying to be all over one riding hall at once. They have to admit, however, that his sticking quali- ties are almost gluish. Jack is energetic, able and efficient, but he is also capable of wading in Rock Creek Park in Washington at 3 A.M. — ■ a rarely balanced combination of virtues. Howitzer (3-2-1); Track (4); Pistol (2-1); Pistol Expert: Rifle Marks- man; Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Lieutenant ( 1 ) Charles Robert Bard Binghamton, New York Aimy FROM the moment of that first re- sponse of " New Cadet Bard, Sir! " we determined to find out something about this classmate of ours with the poetic name. We have been finding things we could appreciate in Bob ; yet, things we could understand or explain by the ex- ample of a cadet ' s ordinary habit have been few. A depleted boodle book rat- ioed for two, a quickly volunteered ex- change of guard tours, a room orderly card left posted after the end of the week, are all things to win our gratitude and notice no matter how spontaneously and unobtrusively they may be done. Bob is one with whom we can throw aside all restraint on our own parts; one who is always wholehearted in his ges- tures. It is a true compliment to say that we have found him easy to live with — easy to live with whether he is in a barracks cell, in a summer camp, or in a spacious shelter tent at the end of a Popolopen hike. Fencing (4-3) ; Editor of the Pointer; Rifle Marksman : Pistol Sharpshooter ; Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) i Page One HUndred Twenty- one John Edwin Barr Gilbert, South Carolina Seventh District, South Carolina JOHN ED has made himself known by many things during his sojourn here. His is primarily a positive character. We first noticed, during Beast Barracks, an overgrown pair of ears and an almost unintelligible South Carolina voice. Both have become very familiar to us since. The voice, in spite of almost constant usage, has never been known to fail, while the ears exasperate us beyond en- durance by their apparent inability to hear our own lucid arguments. Argumenta- tion seems to be John Ed ' s chief delight, whether it be with his exhausted class- mates or a new and unappreciative " " P. " He has ideas which he is ready to fight for. He will find many to challenge him in the future, but we who know him, from four years of closest association, are confident in his ability to dominate the most stubborn opposition. He will get there in the end, while his rivals stop by the wayside for throat pastilles. A.B.; Fishing CM (1): Gun Club ( 1 ) ; Rifle Marksman : Pistol Marks- man ; Sergeant ( 1 ) Harold Lucas Bays Culver, Indiana Honor School AN Irish grin, with its accompanying disposition, an ability to get things done with the least amount of visible effort, and a decided preference for femmes with German names — and that ' s Bays. He has qualified for the name " Nosebag " — that is self-explanatory. He ' s one of the few men in the Corps who beats the Mess Hall at eighty cents a day. We could tell a sad story about a sturdy soul who tried to out-eat him once, but even the memory is painful. It has been truly said that the Irish are gluttons for punishment. Nosebag put in five years at a tin school before he came here. Just try to imagine nine con- secutive years of getting up for reveille! And through it all he has hung on to the grin. Rather extraordinary that. Bays has no trouble at all in making himself heard. The rumble of his deep voice echoes in the nearby hills as he calls his battalion to attention, and it pleases us mightily. But we hope he will culti- vate a more soothing tone for the future offspring during those dreary nights of colic. Honor Committee ( 1 ) ; Ring Com- mittee (1); Board of Governors of First Class Club: Choir (4-3-2-1); Hundredth Night Chorus ( 2 ) ; Tenth Squad (2); Corporal (2); Battalion Commander (1) I Page One Hundred Twenty-two I Theodor J. Beck Fond-du-Lac, Wisconsin Seventh District, Wisconsin THIS red-headed he-man came to us from the wilds of Wisconsin, bring- ing with him an ever-increasing waistHne and an earnest desire to escape as much work as possible. Ted has been in enough last seaions to be classified as a goat, but always managed to acquire enough tenths from some unknown source to prevent his being turned out. During the first part of his academic career, Ted became known as a man who was always willing to help anyone out with their blind-drag problem. None of them were too big for him to tackle. He took the good with the bad, but always with the same cheery smile. Then along came a sweet little lady, and all that was changed. The previous three-year term of servi- tude in the Infantry has definitely turned him Doughboy, and he should stand among the best in this branch. Football (4) ; Goat Football Team (2) RoYDEN Eugene Beebe, Jr. San Francisco, California First District, Vermont BEEB ' S mechanical ability and moments ' asserted themselves long before he came into contact with the Phil. Depart- ment. His insatiable curiosity to know v, ' hy or for what reason a viarola will not play without a motor has caused us to wonder whether or not he should take the Engineers instead of the Cavalry, as he proposes to do. Beebe ' s idea of a perfect course in academic work here would be one in which French and Span- ish were entirely elective. However, we have a sly suspicion that antagonism towards French and Spanish is merely one of the traditions of the polo squad. A true horseman and a dependable polo player, he has played polo here at all times and not without recognition of his fine ability on the field. It is always a pleasure to have Beebe around for his diversified interests, aaivities and experi- ences have given us many pleasant hours. Polo (4-3-2-1); Captain Polo (1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter; Color Sergeant (1) • liljir • Page One Hundred Twenty-three John Robert Beishline Scranton, Pennsylvania Eleventh District, Pennsylvania FROM one of those quaint, charming Pennsylvania Dutch villages came Bobo on a sunny summer morn. The very day refleaed his genial good will and his carefree love of living. Bob ' s aim in life seems centered on making the roughened road a mellower jogging place. He likes companionship for fun ' s sake, but withal is an ardent pursuer of the serious. In his hands he moulds the destinies of a score of knotty problems, too abstruse for the thoughtless student. He is a lover of knowledge, delving deeply into the mysteries of being. But for all these golden traits, Bobo has a weakness that will cause his downfall. This vice is LOVE. Yet, knowing him as we do, there is naught to predict but a most beautiful end to the sunlit story of Bob ' s triumphs. Hand in hand may Philosophy, Love, and Genius go merrily along the road that leads to a Dutch Utopia. Track (4); Football (3); Baseball (3); Pointer (3-2); Howitzer (3-2- 1 ) ; Howitzer Business Manager ( 1 ) ; Christmas Card Committee; June Week Program Committee; Fishing Club ; Corporal ( 2 ) ; Sergeant ( 1 ) William J. Bell Buffalo, New York Forty-second District, New York POSSESSED of the sterling qualities that invariably mark the " all-around man, " Billy first won his way into our hearts as that flashy, yet diminutive athlete of plebe year. How we thrilled at his sparkling plays on the gridiron ! How we admired his " knock-out " punch in the ring! There is no disputing the faa, Billy just has the will that always wins. Using his coolness of thought and cor- rectness of decision, Billy has conquered every obstacle that has appeared either in the classroom or on the athletic field. Always has his indomitable spirit charac- terized his work from start to finish. Sincere and loyal in all his efforts, Billy has won the admiration and friendship of everyone of us. When ' 31 has at- tended its last formation as a class, and graduation has scattered us to the four corners of the world, we shall find it most difficult to bid farewell to a true friend and classmate. Track, Assistant Coach ( 2 ) ; Football (4-3-2-1), " C " Squad Coach (1); Boxing (3-2-1) Page One Hundred Twenty-four Frederick Theodore Berg Portland, Maine Senatorial, Maine WITH the frostbitten outlook of his native Pine Tree State, Freddy dis- plays the ingenuous friendliness of a three year old. Despite a generally pessimistic viewpoint, he is always cheerful, and al- ways more than ready to swap yarns. His specialty is asinine remarks, which he makes with the astounding ease and grav- ity of an archbishop at a funeral. Already an engineer before coming here, Freddy has had little difficulty with the academic board. He was a proud alumnus of Maine, but Rudy ' s " Stein Song " changed all that. Nevertheless he has saved many a goat from furlo with- out pay and helped many an engineer over the tough spots. A great deal of his time has been de- voted to the rifle team, which has bene- fited considerably by his skill and concen- tration. Outside of that, life has been largely a matter of waiting for graduation and wedding bells. Certainly it will be a glad day when the chimes sound out their summons. Football (4-3): Golf (4); Rifle (}- 2-1); Minor " A " (2) John Anderson Berry, Jr. Washington, District of Columbia At Large JOHN ANDERSON BERRY, JR., is ambitious. Caesar was ambitious too, and was stabbed for it. However, we are living in a softer age, and no one has threatened Berry yet. John begins all things with a characteristic vigor and in- terest. He goes in for Bugle Notes work, golf, fencing, cheer-leading and hop-man- aging. It is in this last field that John really exerts himself, as anybody who has ever heard him announcing the recovery of a rhinestone shoe buckle will admit. All this energy and application seem incomprehensible to a more lethargic per- son. John has found that it pays, though, as demonstrated by his success in Intercol- legiate fencing. It is a safe prediction that Berry will not leave the Army before becoming at least a general. He does things that way. A bit of savoir faire is a most valuable asset. John is the possessor of more than a httle of it. So we ask — " Will Life treat him kindly? " Most assuredly — yes. Fencing (3-2-1); Minor " A " (2); Howitzer (2-1); Photography Editor (1); Sunday School Teacher (3-2- 1); " Bugle Notes " (2-1); Business Manager (1); Hop Manager (3-2); Hundredth Night (4) ; Manager Goat Football Team (2) ; Pistol Ex- pert; Rifle Marksman; Sergeant (1) Page One Hundred Twenty-jive ' I Philip Higley Bethune Phoenix, Arizona Arizona THERE are no fitting lines of poetry that describe Philip when he came riding in from out of the West. In Philip Bethune we see the astounding metamorphosis that can be worked by four years within prison walls. We have seen stubbornness changed to astuteness and bluntness evolved into delicacy — all in four short years. What Torquemada was to the heretics, Philip is to the yearlings. What Don Juan was to the women, Philip is not. Four demerits and a woman ' s smile are ail the same in this lad ' s eye. As to Bethune, the friend and class- mate, he ' s solid as a rock. When there ' s something to be done, and to be done right, he can and will do it. When one is caught in that inextricable net of cir- cumstance and it ' s time for a true friend to stand by — he ' s always there — and doesn ' t begrudge his favors. Pointer (4-3) ; Corporal (2) ; Supply Sergeant (1) Gordon Aylesworth Blake Charles City, Iowa Fourth District, Iowa THAT cynicism of his is not a pose — he really feels that way — with con- viaion. If you have noted the poise and suavity of his less vindictive moments you will realize the needlessness of any cynical pose. If he smiles, you know he approves, if he does not, you need not guess. It is futile to conjecture now that " Bloke " is a hard bitten cosmopolitan for he is actually a mere youth from the corn belt of Iowa. The fact that he dis- parages himself as much as others is not a saving grace — it amounts to a charm. Moreover it is not the only one to those who know him. We mean to those who know him. For you may not be im- pressed when you first see " Bloke, " and with good reason. He is not trying to make an impression. Eventually, you will absorb one unconsciously, and it will stick. Soccer (4); Track (4); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) Page One Hundred Twenty-six m I, u James Chester Blanning New Castle, Pennsylvania Twenty-sixth District, Pennsylvania LONG JIM " BLANNING, in spite of four years in the Highlands, is still an optimistic spirit. It takes earth- quakes, floods, and grim disaster to quell that cheerful countenance and let gloom have its sway. Of course, as with all of us, Monday morning rather cools the flame, but it ' s there and that can ' t be denied. With an exquisite disgust for all sham and pretense, Jim goes his irre- sponsible way, seldom bothered, and rarely, if ever, griped. Jim ' s secret sorrow is his squelched and browbeaten desire co be bad. Were there no repressions, undoubtedly he would be a prince of villains, with long dark mustaches and a frock coat. Maid- ens would shrink with terror and strong men would hide the whiskey bottle at his approach. As it is, his grinning path leads onward and upward, and his prac- tically unsullied snow-white banner waves proudly in the breeze. Basketball (4-3-2-1); " A " Basket- ball; Track (4-2); Lacrosse (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) G. Frank Blunda East Boston, Massachusetts Tenth District, Massachusetts A HARD Beast Barracks is the making of a Plebe, and Blunda was on the receiving end of a great many formations. Remember the famous trial scene at Mo- hansic on the immortal jaunt through Westchester? Once academics started, however, he was right in his element, for he loves Math. One would hardly call him a file boning engineer though, and every year he has taken Joe, Jerry and Mac in hand and coached them over the hard places — and don ' t believe that that isn ' t some accomplishment, too. Still, on the other hand, he has the courage of his conviaions, and even when in the first seaion, will ask for extra instruction rather than just slide along on a 2.7 basis — and he just dotes on O G. Hot blood makes for warm friendships, and Frank doesn ' t go half way. It is either Pals or nothing. Can we forget him? No, indeed. March Field with. Wrestling (4-3); Boxing (2-1) i Page One Hundred Twenty-seven ■jl l Hppp- V w 1 wm ' " , w J. Z fll • f " ► Frank Arthur Bogart Warren, Pennsylvania Twenty-eighth District, Pennsylvania FANNY, as he is known to all of us, came to West Point to help us share our joys and sorrows, especially the latter, which are so prevalent and often dom- inate our stay here. Loosed from our mother ' s apron strings we turn instinc- tively to him as one who we know will understand and sympathize, possessing, as he does, that rare quality which inspires confidences and strikes a kindred cord in each new acquaintance. Life ' s little tragedies never fail to bring a smile of sheer pleasure to Fanny ' s jovial counte- nance. His ardent spirit and ability to sense the humor in every situation places his friendship among the things we treas- ure. Affairs of the heart, which bring no end of trouble to our " snakes, " have always been a matter of conjeaure with Fanny. We can easily picture him some day, a staid old gentleman, elucidating to the younger generation on futility of love and the fickleness of woman. A true friend — a confidant — the rare exception that proves the rule — that is Fanny Bogart. Football (4) ; Howitzer Representa- tive (2); Howitzer Staff (1); Cor- poral (2); Sergeant (1) TIT cc M Van Hugo Bond Nashville, Tennessee Ninth District, Tennessee R. BOND, stop swaggering. " An aggrieved voice returns, " Sir, I learned to walk this way. " Then the water came down at Ladore. Thus ended his civilian days. Van possesses an unusually carefree dis- position. West Point is supposed to divorce nonchalance from what over- optimistic newspapers call " Uncle Sam ' s Future Generals. " Van has never run short of Murads. The academic depart- ment has tried to worry him — but his name has never been on the turn-out list. The Tacs have conspired against him — he has never lost a Christmas leave, -nor had a slug. And his good-natured smile has endured. He is not a Pollyanna by several long trajectories. Given, an injustice; result, berserk fury. Strong men quail, yea, blench, at his righteous wrath. Congenial and handsome, he is natu- rally a snake. Perhaps his slow southern voice has charms to soothe the savage female of the species, for he can produce a different femme for every occasion. Happy landings! Howitzer (2-1); " Goat " Football (2); Hop Manager (1); Sergeant (1) i Page One Hundred Twenty-eight Charles Hartwell Bonesteel, III. Plattsburg, New York At Large " npICK " finished the plebe hike ' way J- back in 1927, and the plebe hike nearly finished " Tick " ; but due to many injeaions of mercurochrome and the grace of the gods, he was spared to live and show his worth for the betterment of the Corps, wherein his heart and spirit lies. " Boney " has gained Fame throughout our Highland Home for being an engi- neer (he ' s got those gleamers) , an excel- lent swimmer and a mean tennis player. He has the honor of being one of four who won the coveted " A " in plebe year, a feat which hasn ' t been duplicated in our four long years. He ' s also mixed up in Pointer and Howitzer work. His true merit and worth is shown by the faa that " A " Co. se ' ected him to represent it on the Honor Committee. Everybody likes " Tick " and looks to him for guidance, because, above all, he knows what is right — and does it. Swimming (4-3-2-1) ; Minor " A " (4- 3-2); Tennis (3-2-1); Choir (2-1); Honor Committee: Associate Editor, Pointer: Board of Governors, First Class Club; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Acting Corporal; Cor- poral; Captain (1); Stars (4-3-2) Wendell W. Bowman Harriman, Tennessee Second District, Tennessee BO, the fighting, crafty little quarter- back from Tennessee, will always go through life, as he has through his four years in the Corps, winning the hearts of both sexes. When we first met him we liked him for his frank, straightforward manner, his keen sense of humor, and his good old Southern drawl. To know him is to love him seems to be the femmes ' idea too. Crot is not, as he would say, " pretty as a speckled pup, " but he has got something they can ' t resist. It took the Virginia trip to bring out his lady- killing instincts, but when he got started he truly slew them. Beast barracks brought out still another side of Bo ' s charaaer, his natural ability for leader- ship. He sweated like the rest of us and got results. His hunger for hard work will carry him far and his fresh cheerful nature will make his memory pleasant to all with whom he comes in contact. Football (4-3-2-1); Track (4); Bas- ketball (4) ; Pistol Expert; Rifle Marksman Page One Hundred Twenty-nine ' i Richard Klemm Boyd Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Senator Reed, Pennsylvania " yT ISTER, are you a Plebe? " This jLVX embarrassing question was put to our Ark about the middle of Second Class year. Klemm has a certain combination of curly locks and guileless blue eyes that will mislead by five years anyone attempt- ing to divine his age. One would think that he had found Ponce de Leon ' s " Fountain of Youth. " The secret of his success, however, lies in nothing so ro- mantic, though it is equally as effeaive. Worry, the curse that eventually ages all men, has b een unable to storm Klemm ' s stronghold. For four years the Academic and Taaical Departments tried their worst to ruffle the calm of this young Dan Cupid, but to no avail. He sails blithely on, impervious to their deadliest thrusts. His maxim: " Boodle, femmes, and money, make life worth while, and of these the greatest is Boodle. " In his serious moments — he has them — Klemm displays an insight, praaical and keen, that will make him successful in whatever he undertakes. Swimming (4-3-2); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Sergeant (1) : John Walter Brady Annapolis, Maryland Fifth District, Maryland MANY are the charms of the beauti- ful city on the Severn, and these charms are not unrecognized by those who would follow the sea. But the old home town did not hold Joe Brady. That he might appease a natural hankering for a life in the service, and being an entirely too upright young man to choose the Coast Guard, Joe came to this citadel of submerged desires. Of course he didn ' t know what he was getting himself in for, but that is his problem. Were Joe one of those addicted to worry, his brow would be furrowed and his eyes continually haggard, but he did not deem it necessary to bother about such mere trivialities as Academics when there were more pleasant things to do. And so he has cheerfully undergone the tribulations of the goats, collecting tenths only when it was imperative. Joe ' s presence on the lacrosse team lent it considerable sparkle and zest, and it is quite likely that the Army will experience a similar jolt upon his arrival. Lacrosse (4-2-1); " Goat " Football Team (2) IB Page One Hundred Thirty I vf Edward Aloysius Brown, Jr. Washington, District of Columbia Senatorial, New Jersey " " ODDIE " is outstanding for many J— reasons — reasons perfectly obvious to those of us who are his classmates — - reasons apparent to others two minutes after meeting him. That quality few men ever possess — the ability to make true friends with all individuals whom one meets — is one of " Aloysius ' " promi- nent points. We know for a faa that " Eddie " is the only man in the Second Batt. who can get along amiably with men in the two flanker Batts. — This is certain proof of his popularity. " Eddie ' s " promising wrestling career was cut short by an untimely injury — he did the next best thing and became manager. This suited him, so he took over the Lacrosse job too. Gene at the storeroom said, " Brownie is the one man- ager that doesn ' t give us trouble. " His friends know his admirable charaaeris- tics — those who have never met him can obtain no real idea of the man from our writings. His drawbacks? One only. Size for size, Eddie makes more noise than any man in the Corps. Wrestling (4-3-2-1), Manager (1); Lacrosse (3-2-1), Manager (1); Election Committee ( 1 ) ; Engineer Team (2); Tenth Squad; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Ueu- tenant ( 1 ) Eugene Lewis Brown Nashville, Tennessee At Large SOMEONE once impressed on our whole class the value of " that extra ounce of subtle energy. " Gene has it — that stamina that wins. How often we have sat spellbound in the gym, gasped to see Brownie take a blow that would have killed a good army mule, smiled to see Gene keep right after his man. Occasionally we have seen Brown outboxed; never have we seen him beaten. But Gene is more than a bit of human lightning. He has a love of good sports- manship, a rigid sense of right and wrong, a strict regard for duty. He has been, more than many of us, a good cadet. Gene is a man who meets the world halfway — he asks only what he himself wins. At that, a little observation of Gene ' s dogged aggressiveness inclines us to believe he has the world by the heels. Championship Intramural Soccer Team (2) ; " A " Squad Boxing Page One Hundred Thirty-one John Maurice Brown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fifth District, Pennsylvania WE are proud of our " Lightning, " and we wish to state that his lazi- ness is only apparent. True he moves slowly and is a very aaive (or inactive if you wish) adherent of the Red Com- forter Brigade. However, no man who devotes as much time as he does in help- ing the unfortunate goat to evade the pitfalls of the academic departments can be truly lazy. His seeming indifference is a sedative to our troubled nerves, his attempts at cynicism restore our enthusiasm. He is generous almost to a fault, his puns are terrible, but his cheerfulness more than compensates. With a keen and analytical mind he is inclined towards the intelligentsia; math- ematical theories delight him. He ap- plies them in a very praaical manner, however, as no one can doubt who has ever seen the way the femmes fall for his explanations of the intricacies of the fourth dimension. Lightning wants the Air, and we hope he gets it. Hundredlh Night (2-1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4-3); A.B. Robert Quinney Brown Dermott, Arkansas Seventh District, Arkansas ARKANSAS — swamps, negroes, cat- fish, and a big, yellow, unruly river. Somehow Quinney symbolizes it all! Work, to him, is something that must be done, and therefore is done — but it ' s damned unpleasant and should be avoided as far as possible. One couldn ' t mistake that ready laugh, that varies in the space of a split second from giggle to guffaw and back to giggle again as anything but a southern laugh. Stories? Don ' t miss them! Flood waters in the living room, moccasins in the bottom of a fourteen-foot canoe. " Ol " country boys " at the Saturday night ice cream sociables; ribald tales of military life at southern prep schools. Quinney likes to tell them; undoubtedly a big factor in their favor. However, despite his easy-going ex- terior, when things are to be done, Robert Q. Brown is always on deck, griping, laughing and working, at one and the same time. That cheerful nature has been the means of making many nasty days livable for many of us. We would hate to get started to " Popolopen in the rain, " but Quinney was there, and ad- mittedly, that is something. We list as his major accomplishment his organiza- tion of the Glory Hole " A " Squad. Football (4-3-2); " C " Squad Coach (1); Sergeant (1) Paz One Hundred Thirty-two I Sidney Glenn Brown, Jr. Greensboro, North Carolina At Large NO man could ever have gone through West Point on less expenditure of energy than Sid. While others run, Sid walks, and arrives on time! He can ' t be hurried — and worry is only a word to him. It was rumored for a time that nothing could make him angry, but that theory was suddenly and definitely ex- ploded when his roommates became too noisy during Sid ' s pre-police call nap. Soap dishes make excellent missiles, but fortunately a sleepy man ' s aim is rotten. The ungodly cold north of Chesapeake Bay has been the bane of Sid ' s otherwise placid and easygoing existence. Four arduous winters proved to him that two red comforters and a bath robe will keep a man moderately warm if the radiators are in good order. He still avers that the Canal Zone has the only climate fit for a human being. Sid, like most of us, has his " troubles " - — but, unlike most of us, they don ' t bother him. Ask him how life is going and invariably he grins widely and replies, " Oh, my troubles are bad, how are yours? " It ' s that ready grin and his ability to absorb our " troubles " as well as his own that make him a pleasant and always welcome companion. Donald Frank Buchwald Marshalltown, Iowa Fifth District, Iowa BUCK, or " dashing Donald, " as he is sometimes known, has sworn that, above all things, he loves, adores and worships the Cavalry. Just why is a mystery. Horses seem to have an inor- dinate desire to do extraordinary things when Don is aboard, and even upon oc- casion to take gentle kicks at him. How- ever, a horse-lover is born and not made, and Buck refuses to be daunted. For four years we have watched with glee as Buck rolled his eyes in expressive horror each time his name was read from a roster. Such variations as Booshwald and Bewkwald were invariable. Never once did we hear it pronounced properly. Now Buck wears a look of studied resig- nation whenever his name is called. Although a walri of the last order. Buck is one of the chosen few among our number to swim in the Hudson with uni- form complete, even to leggings. Perhaps after all there is a reason for his prefer- ence of the Cavalry to the Engineers. We ' ll admit that the Hudson must taste terrible. Page One Hundred Thirty-three Champlin Fletcher Buck, Jr. Lockport, New York Thirty-fourth District, New York A LITTLE up-state town and a mid- western tin school produced the Buck who, on that faintly, fondly, and forever remembered day four years ago, entered West Point with the rest of us. The awkward squad, the plain, the plebe bible, and football games wiped away plebe year. Summer camp had many drags for Bucky (one of the pomade- gravel-shoe-polish brand and many of the rouge-lipstick-bobhaired type). Yearling year he guided goats thru the mazes of descript. Then came Furlough — a dream — August 28th — reality! Second Class year flew on the wings of football and lectures. In Virginia the femmes found a ready comrade in Bucky. First Class year found Champ a flanker among the runts. But this gave him an advantage we don ' t all have. He saw West Point from above and below. His loyalty and generosity to his friends won the respea and esteem of every classmate who knew the true Buck. " C " Squad Football (4); Polo (3); Rifle (2); Engineer Football (2); Hundredth Night (2-1); Color Line ( 1 ) ; Camp Illumination ( 1 ) ; Sunday School Teacher (3-2-1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Marksman: Corporal (2); Captain (1) Paul Burns Rockville Center, Long Island, New York Seventh District, New York WHEN Burns came to " C " Co. as a Second Classman we thought he wouldn ' t fit into our traditionally indif- ferent ranks. But by his character he has convinced us that a man can be spoony and at the same time a keen file. Burns is a born commander. His efficiency, good sense, and excellent set-up make him a joy to the " Tacs " at the same time that he is combating them to obtain more privileges and consideration for the men under him. It takes a good man to be liked by the authorities and the " troops " alike. In spite of his military ability, Paul probably will not remain long with us in the service. He hails from New York City, and he knows there is fame and fortune there for the right man. We who know Burns think he is the right man. But we ' ll hate to lose him. Lacrosse (4) ; Football (4) ; Catholic Choir (4-3-2-1); Color Line (1); Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain ( 1 ) ; B.A. Page One Hundred Thirty-jour Daniel Francis Callahan, Jr. San Antonio, Texas Eighth District, Kansas EVERY day in every way old Callahan gets Ifishet and Irisher. When those pink cheeks fade, two bits says a green shamrock will go in their place. Natu- rally hivey, he ' s never too busy to help the next man. When the girls smile on Dan he blushes, and when he blushes they think he ' s sweet, and when they think he ' s sweet Callahan makes his exit. Laid aside are the trivial things of life; there is only one truly worth-while thing on the horizon. That ' s the air- plane. Dan Callahan worships his dad and airplanes. May those dimming eyes grow dis- cerning when the air corps examiner chooses his men — for Callahan a life without airplanes would be just like a life without bread and butter. He was chosen for the highest post that classmates can pick for a man, for we placed our integrity and the most worth- while thing at West Point in Dan Calla- han ' s keeping when we made him our honor representative. Swimming (4-3-2-1); Swimming Manager ( 1 ) ; Honor Committee (1); Howitzer (2-1); Water Carni- val Manager ( 1 ) ; Corporal ( 2 ) ; Ueutenant ( 1 ) Harry Winston Candler Selma, North Carolina Eighth District, North Carolina LOCHINVAR rode out of the West, and Hannibal crossed the Alps, but our handsome Harry came out of North Carolina to a different sort of conquest. To compare Harry to the great lovers of history is unfair to those others — they had no chance to display their powers under conditions as adverse as West Point pro- vides. But Harry has proved that the truly great persevere under severest handi- caps — when even tours on the area may attend one ' s triumph. Besides conscientiously trying to make the kaydet hop each Saturday night a sparkling success, Harry has turned his attention to other aaivities of the Corps. A speed-ball artist of no mean ability, he could pitch on anybody ' s " inter-murder " baseball team. Varsity fencing felt the stimulation of his efforts. Versatile is he. " Lovin ' Sam " was the sheik of Ala- bam ' , but he would be a rank amateur in the state of North Carolina where the Candler tradition is justly famous. Basketball (4-3); Track (4-3); Football (3); Fencing (2-1) w ♦ Page One Hundred Thirty-fve Forrest Caraway Jonesboro, Arkansas Arkansas State Senatorial CALL to quarters on the fourth floor. Forrest rises nimbly to his feet, ears strained expectantly. The room is on the alert. Two minutes later the Inspect- ing Officer enters the Division, a scurry to clear rooms but the Eternal Trio is safe once more, due to the lad ' s keen sense of impending doom! From aca- demics to zymurgy he knows when there is dirty work afoot. Cherchez la f emme ? Trust the Senator to eternally search for her and even find her. He will trot up hill and down dale — and afterward ? There is no after- ward, as Maxwell has truthfully said. Each week-end holds precious moments to be snatched from fleeting time, mo- ments to be cherished above all else — for that week-end, at least! By reason of his dramatic tendencies, his histrionic ability, and his ready wit, Forrest has become a well-known figure throughout the Corps. Wherever he may go there is sure to be laughter and ro- mance. Wherever tales are told his fish is sure to be the longest. Afoot or ashore, he is certain to be a success. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Sergeant (1) Robert Leander Cardell Missoula, Montana First Congressional, Montana " From the Shadow of the Rockies Came a warrior, tall and stately. " BOB ' S the lad! Bob Cardell from Missoula, Montana. Connoisseur of good pipes and beautiful women, lover of both, musician at heart, sportsman — these are some of his characteristics. As an athlete he has devoted his time in the fall to football while in the spring he has played lacrosse. In any game he is a participant, not an onlooker. He enjoys life and his code is essentially Epicurean. Naturally carefree, yet under fire he is a true soldier. His oflicial activities he takes seriously. On duty he is precise and punaual. With duty completed he relaxes and enjoys life. A cool head, a clear eye and an engag- ing smile should bring him success in any field. His choice is the Air Corps. Fly ' em, Bobby! Football (4-3-2-1); Lacrosse (4-2); Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant ( 1 ) ! Page One Hundred Thirty-six Richard B. Carhart Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Honor School THERE was something a bit peculiar incident to Carhart ' s entrance to this institution. The majority of us came utterly ignorant of the military, and an- ticipated a delightful sojourn, undefiled by such a thing as labor. But this gentle- man had been to a tin school ever since he was able to walk, and surely must have had an inkling of what was in store for him — and yet he persisted in coming! But yet, it may have been for the best, for he has a natural inclination for things military. Long did he strive to attain that bearing that marks the great leaders in battle, and not without avail. He came to his reward when he was made a supply sergeant. Now there ' s a job that is not to be sneezed at. In some companies it may be a pipe, but in " I " Co. an efficient supply sergeant is a rarity ! We are not informed of his prefer- ence concerning his future army career, but we gather that the laurels the Cavalry holds overshadow his love for the Air Corps. " C " Squad Soccer; Pistol (2-1); Pistol Expert; Rifle Sharpshooter; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant ( 1 ) ; Supply Sergeant ( 1 ) ; Lieutenant ( 1 ) James Henry Carlisle Greenville, South Carolina South Carolina THERE is only one man in the Corps who can take a summer camp shower after attention and still make the forma- tion — he ' s James Henry Carlisle. Henri, not just another cadet, but a real south- ern gentleman. He may move slowly and be pre:ty hard to start, but he does get there. A few tenths to spare in math, a few less in Spic, but you can place your last cent on his pulling up at the last minute. And after all it ' s that last minute fight that counts. His red hair is no indication of his sunny dis- position, and quick temper is an unheard of thing for Henri. So all in all we envy the happy woman who will some day take him from our midst. But when he does go, it will be with our biggest hopes and expeaations. Henri deserves it, a nd he ' ll get it. Gymnasium (2-1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Expert: Gun Club (1); Fishing Club (1) Page One Hundred Thirty-stvtn Garl W. Carlmark Moline, Illinois Fourteenth District, Illinois A LITTLE unpleasantness from the Academic Department during yearl- ing year caused Carl some consternation, but there was one favorable aspect to the situation — it gave him another year to play football. Football is, to Carl, a serious business, and on the field his game is one of give and take, there being more give than take. Army teams are noted for their stubborn defenses at the goal, and Carl ' s end was perhaps the least vulnerable part of the team. Carlmark hasn ' t a great deal to say to anyone. Conversation is sometimes al- luded to as a lost art. How we wish some of our contemporaries had really lost it and speak, as Carl does, when they have something to say. Carl ' s reticence is a welcome virtue and his friends ap- preciate it. We mustn ' t forget Carl ' s prowess as an angler. Some secluded spot, such as Round Pond, that is surrounded by beauty and mosquitos, and replete with hungry fish, offers him an opportunity to sit and meditate a bit, and pull in a bass occa- sionally. He rather likes that. Football " A " (3-2-1); Football, Class Numeral (5-4); Basketball, Class Numeral (5-4) ; Lacrosse, Class Numeral (5-4) GuNNAR Carl Carlson Moline, Illinois Fourteenth District, Illinois YOU can tell a Harvard man, and you can tell a Swede, but the Swede won ' t believe you. You can also take your several Harvard men and manage them without too great difficulty, but one Swede Carlson is all we care to contend with. It would be hard to imagine this Gun- nar not taking a joke with his spon- taneous grin, even though the joke was invariably at his expense. Fate showed her playful mood and made Swede a sup- ply sergeant. However, he still grins, even when counting soap dishes on the fourth floor. Swede has a strong back, but his re- sistance to feminine charm is no fair indication of his strength of charaaer. Occasionally we perceive a peculiar look on Swede ' s face, one that his associates always recognize. And when we see it, we know that he has done it again, and little Dan Cupid has speared a big strong man. Our consolation lies in the fact that he has always made the grade, and to date has never been permanently at- tached. Football (4-3-2-1); Basketball (4); Rifle Marksman: Pistol Marksman; Supply Sergeant (1) Page One Hundred Thirty-eight ii GuNNARD William Carlson New Britain, Connecticut First Congressional District, Connecticut SWEDE has been successful at every- thing he has tried since he has been here. He is a good student, an excellent soldier and withal a congenial being. From Beast Barracks to graduation has been a constant development in every way for him. Carlson has always been conservative — never studying too hard nor letting things slide. He has always been guided by good common sense, and the desire to make the most out of life. However, he has never been too busy to help the goats through some of the academic rough spots. Somewhere back in the Carlson ancestry there must have been a good bit of the old bulldog spirit — for he will hold on to the bitter end. If you don ' t believe it get into an argument with him and see who wins. Stars; Engineer Football Team (2); Cross Country; Track; Pistol Sharp- shooter; Rifle Marksman; Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1) Joseph Francis Carroll Saint Louis, Missouri Missouri National Guard YUP! It ' s good old dependable Joe Carroll of the St. Louis CarroUs, if you please! We said " dependable, " and Joe is all of that — only more so. On one occasion, when he was in the hospi- tal for some weeks, the alarm clock in room 223 took a vacation, all because Joe was not there to lull his roommates to sleep every night after second taps by his daily chore of winding it. That good old clock with the hieroglyphical figures! And what Joe can ' t get out of a textbook can ' t be found in the index. This carrot-topped son of the " 49th State " has done more favors for his friends than there are mules in Missouri — which is some number. We know not whether Lindbergh in- spired Joe, or Joe inspired Lindy, but Joe aims on " Flyin ' High " in the near future. Soccer (4); Rifle Marksman: Pistol Marksman ; Sergeant { 1 ) i Page One Hundred Thirty-nine lii Marshall Sylvester Carter West Point, New York Senatorial, New York THIS is not thie West Point history of Pat P-prime Carter; it is an adapta- tion of the phrase joie de vtvre to West Poirft life. And since that phrase is synonomous with that man, a description of the one must include the other. Pat came to the Academy under no delusions. He smiled as he took his oath; he will smile as he receives his diploma. Laughter comes easily to him. Serious thoughts are always transcribed by a carefree hand; hard tasks vanish miraculously under a sparkling applica- tion. ]oie de vivre makes possible everything. So Pat ' s hand and mind in work, in play, in the many complex problems found here, have functioned and produced in kind. Primarily a playboy, Pat ' s luck with femmes has for four years been at once our envy and despair. Swimming (4) ; Golj (4) ; Hockey (4-3-2-1); Monogram (2); Baseball (4-3-2-1), Manager (1); Engineer Football (2); Y. M. C. A. Board (4-3-2-1); Catholic Sunday School Teacher (4-3-2-1); Catholic Choir (1); Academic Coach (4-3-2); Pointer (4-3-2-1), Associate Editor (1); Hop Manager (4-3-2); Chess Club (4-3); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert; Acting Corporal (3); Cor- poral (2); Battalion Adjutant (1) Richard Spencer Carter West Orange, New Jersey Tenth District, New Jersey DING has never been known to study, unless there was nothing else to do. Call to Quarters for him was a time to smoke, read fiction, or to while away the weary hours in a bull-session with his wives. What the wives thought of the idea is not known. Four of them have been found. His appetite for boodle is insatiable. During the course of a five-minute con- versation, pounds and pounds of tid-bits disappear into his capacious maw. In spite of that, another five minutes finds him back again with the inevitable ques- tion, " Got any boodle? " Ding has found that mounted branches are not to his liking. His disposition is such that he can say " no " to nothing. Hence, if M. Cheval wished to do so-and- so, why should M. Cheval be made un- happy? Usually, Ding ' s animal was able to develop considerable initiative. For the future, if Richard Spencer ever has to take a P-rade, we hope that he will not hold it up with his usual formality. Soccer (4) ; Hockey (4) Page One Hundred Forty Albert Frederick Cassevant At Large AL CASSEVANT has never boned a file on a classmate, or anyone else, and he has plenty of files with his class- mates, with the tactical department, and with the academic department. In four years he has never overworked, never been skinned for lack of neatness, and has been a helluva good roommate in spite of the fact that he reads " Vanity Fair " and smokes " English Ovals. " He never asks a favor and does many. The breath Al wastes wouldn ' t begin to fill a toy balloon. By keeping his nose in his own business, by being sociable to his friends, by being almost discourteous to his enemies, he manages to live a mighty comfortable sort of life. With his polo, his self sufficiency, his efficiency, and an ample sophistication toward women, Al seems to be all set. Howitzer Staff (1); Polo (4-3); Football (4); Acting Corporal (3); Corporal ( 2 ) ; Lieutenant ( 1 ) William Frederick Cassidy At Large BILL spent his first two years as a Cadet in sleeping, avoiding women, and living down embarrassing situations which arose in summer camp. He toiled not, and neither did he study, yet never could a man grab tenths and files like Bill. Toward the latter part of second- class year, a sudden inexplicable resolve changed him into a snake of the first grade. Since then many are the femmes whose hearts have been pasted in his A- Book. He has the sort of nature which enables him to steal your femme for six hops, makes you thank him for being so good to you, and at the same time makes you sure of your good judgment in pick- ing women who are worthy of his regard. It is indeed a shame that his talent must be hidden under the maps and math of the Engineers. Fencing (4); Tenth Squad (3-2-1); Pistol Expert: Rifle Marksman; Act- ing Corporal ( 3 ) ; Corporal ( 2 ) ; Battalion Sergeant-Major (1) Page One llundied Foity-one Leo Wilbur Gather Winchester, Virginia Senatorial, Virginia FOUR years among the nation ' s pam- pered pets has left Lee untouched. He has lost not one single bit of his idealism or his faith in mankind. He has always been and always will be a perfect gentleman, a man whom we are glad to have as a classmate and proud to have as a friend. There is on e topic he never tires of — Virginia — and especially Winchester. The apple-blossom festival ranks with the Fourth of July on his list of days of national importance. Lee has one dominant charaaeristic, that overshadows all others, and that is perseverance. He will carry through any- thing he undertakes and carry it through to completion to the very best of his ability. He sets a standard for himself that is worthy of a member of the Corps ; and he lives up to that standard. Track (4); Cross Country (3); Pistol (2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert; Corporal (2); Sergeant (T) John William Cave Great Falls, Montana Second Congressional District JOHN came to us from Montana, but in reality he is a man of the world. During his early years he traveled much, trying his hand in many trades. His high ambitions and untiring energy enabled him to derive the maximum benefit from his experiences. In short, he is the type of man who picks the highest ideals on his horiaon, and when he has reached them sets his goal farther ahead. As a cadet he has attended strictly to business. His ability to make a quick estimate of the situation, and to see things in their true values has placed him high in his class. During his second class year he coached the less fortunate of the plebe class. His forte in athletics is lacrosse. Naturally endowed with a capacity for work, he has done well in academics, athletics and tactics. His personality has won him many friends among his class- mates and without a doubt will help him toward a successful and happy career in the Service. Football (4); Lacrosse (4-3-2-1); Pointer (4-3); Coaching Staff (2- 1); Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2) ; Captain (l) A I Page One Hundred Forty-two William E. Chandler New York At Large " TJEADQUARTERS U. S. Military n. Academy. Cadet William E. Chandler is hereby made a corporal to aa as such from June 1 to June 12, 1930. " Woe to the lost squad of runts! Bill got his sergeant ' s chevrons though, so he has had a chance to show that he ' s in the race in spite of his fleeting glance at corporal ' s chevrons. Give Bill a horse and he ' s in heaven — and this small package will be good stuff in the person of a cavalry officer. Bill ' s size is not the only " Miniature " that ' s caused him to use Glover ' s Cure. In fact a little Long Island blonde has caused him more loss of sleep than any- thing else in his young life. We don ' t have any doubt about his ability to make his name known in the Army as long as if is in any way coupled with a horse, but we do wonder if the bonds of matri- mony will cause him to have to buy a wig. Fencing (4-3) ; A.B.; Gun Club (1) ; Rifle Sharpshooter: Pistol Sharp- shooter: Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) Julian Merritt Chappell Americus, Georgia Third District, Georgia THIS is the incarnation of southern laziness, a strong kind of laziness to the uninformed northerner. That is to say, " Julie " never agitates himself — with the result that he never bumps into trouble. He never passes up a chance to loaf — but when he works, he works efficiently. He has one peculiarity. In spite of being a Georgian and a West Pointer, he hasn ' t much use for Sher- man. This incomprehensible fact is the more mysterious in that Sherman and his boys passed through Julie ' s home town. But he ' s a good soldier. Sleepy usually, but alert when necessary. This is shown by the faa that on his first guard tour, in the dead of night, he challenged the sentinel on the next post. When these two sentinels had properly advanced and recognized each other, they didn ' t know what to do with each other. This being the result of alertness, Julie decided to sleep in the future. Pistol Sharpshooter: Tenth Squad (3-2); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) Page One Hundred Forty-three Paul Eugene Chappell Manhattan, Kansas Senatorial, Kansas ANYONE possessing the facile pen of Paul Chappell would have no qualms at undertaking his biography. Anyone else would be bound to pay him the injury of brevity or inaccuracy. The fault of either is that it would spoil the picture of that special balance that fea- tures Paul ' s character. Few realize that the very keenness of his thought and the aptness of his curiosity hide an inherent laziness. Fewer still would believe that his external complacency cloaks a veri- table inquisition within. One might say that he is too broad- minded to make a good soldier. In our opinion, what with his fine books, enjoy- ing his firm friends, singing in the way he can, and turning a hand now and then, the Army or any other profession will find its proper niche in his life. Thus he may continue to be impatient of others ' stupidity. Kansans have al- ways been so since Carrie Nation first exhibited hers. Choir (4-3-2-1); Hundredth Night (4-3-2); Stars (4-3-2); Acting Cor- pora! (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant ( 1 ) ; Lieutenant ( I ) Robert Moorman Cheal Oakland, California California National Guard A QUIZZICAL, elfish face, sun-burned hair, and a trim military figure — that ' s what you see of Bob Cheal. What you don ' t see is a heart as big as the Golden Gate, an incisive, philosophical mind, and a scholarly, appreciative ac- quaintance with literature and music. Bob is not only a scholar and a gentle- man; he is also a soldier — one of the school. He has never for a moment doubted that all his days will be spent in the Service. His is the old ideal that the first duty of a soldier is to shoot straight, and he lives up to his ideal, as his scores on the rifle team show. Fur- thermore, he has that sharp, decisive com- mand at close-order drill that indicates to men in ranks that their leader knows his business. The day after graduation will find Bob California-bound. It ' s not only the cli- mate, though — San Francisco has had an- other attraction for him since Furlo. Those of us who visit California will be glad to see Bob with all of his plans realized; a commission, a detail on the Pacific, and the Coast Artillery — with. Rifle (2-1); A.B. • Wli • i • • One Hundred Vnrty-jom LoREN Fletcher Cole Minneapolis, Minnesota Senatorial, Minnesota FLETCHER has a capacity for reduc ing everything to formulas — argu- ments, gripes, anything. He should have had a more mathematical turn — he might have rivaled Einstein. His aim here has been to formulate his activities so as to make the cavalry on graduation, and we guess he won ' t feel at home in anything el.se. His dry humor and his penchant for arguing are plain to see; behind these there is a free and noble generosity and ideals of achievement that anyone could be proud of. What he decides to do he does well, and should therefore be a valuable and successful officer as in any other walk of life that he may choose. Loren ' s secret sorrow has ever been the foul machinations of Fate that first made him a runt in a flanker company (as " K " Co. fondly imagines itself to be) and a flanker (or so he thought) lost among the runts. Earle Fremont Cook Cleveland, Ohio Twentieth District, Ohio A VALUABLE member of our class, this Cook — always able and willing to laugh, even at himself — though we must admit that his weak puns would often justify homicide. The fact that he has never attempted a pun before break- fast accounts for his continued healthy condition. Among his other attainments, he is an accomplished dah-dah-dit-dah-er. We still recall the time he caused con- sternation among the operators of the " " 1st Battalion Net " by rapping off thirty words a minute in a vain attempt to work New Mexico on a one-lung Signal Corps set. Earl ' s greatest contribution to the hap- piness of the class has been in the Riding Hall. No matter how disgusted we were with the ravages of " Slow trot Ho-o-o, " if we could catch a glimpse of Earl with his legs wrapped twice around his horse, or his stirrups a foot too short in the last hole, somehow the afternoon was complete. We are quite willing to wager that Earl ' s heirs will have to tease someone else to take them on the merry- go-round. Hundredth Night (4-3-2-1); Base- ball (4-3-2); Howitzer (4); Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Ser- geant (1) Page One Hundred Forty- five Joseph Barlow Coolidge Helena, Arkansas Senatorial, Arkansas MANY things are said of the state of Arkansas in manner of jest, by those who don ' t understand, we believe. To prove our point — know Joe Barlow Coolidge? A man without whom no tea-time is complete, no formal ball quite perfect. Whatever is said of the back- woods of Arkansas, one Helena on the River put forth Joe to belie it all. A goat, perhaps, and no hero of the athletic field, but just try to get in a word with the ladies when Joe is around. The Gentle Cadet epithet was created for him. Look to your laurels, you snakes and exponents of plain and fancy P.S.ing. Fort Monroe and the evident comforts of the Coast Artillery made quite an im- pression on Joe. It follows that some little girl is liable to get a break and join the Army. We ' ve an idea that he can push a baby carriage just as gracefully as he gathers the long green in chapel. Dialectic Society; Hop Committee; Ring Hop Committee; Rifle Marks- man; Acting Corporal (3) ; Corporal ( 2 ) ; Regimental Supply Sergeant (1); Battalion Adjutant (1) Harry Bryant Cooper, Jr. Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii National Guard of Hawaii " OOPER has boodle! Cooper has V- boodle! " As this exultant chant permeates the division, there arises a tumult: scraping chairs, overturned beds, the cessation of snores, and wild cries of triumph — for if Cooper has boodle, soon the entire division has boodle. Gener- osity and extremely good boodle are mat- ters that demand instant attention. Harry is a versatile athlete. He is from Hawaii, ergo, he is on the A squad swimming team. However, it is in the nightly affrays with his roommates that he excels. In these bloody encounters, when teeth and lockers fall as a gentle rain, he shows amazing persistence. The teeth are sometimes his, but he is always ready for more. He is president of the Chess Club, captain of the chess team, and Corps champion of chess. Selah! He is always cheerful, good-natured, and dragging; he is, of course, boning the Coast. Choir (4-3-2-1); Basketball (4); Swimming (4-3-2) ; Chess Club; President ( 1 ) ; Ring and Crest Com- mittee; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Gun Club i Page One Hundred Forty-six James Bertram Corbett Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Army THE two-minute bell rings out its clamorous warning — the bed covers stir slightly — a head nods drowsily, eyes half shut, and a voice from the depths of slumberland hastily inquires, " What, is the one-minute bell next? " However, as the " Hounds of Hell " blow the last note of assembly, you will always find Jim in ranks — minus a shoe or two, but there nevertheless. Jim is a cosmopolite and a man of wide interests and varied abilities. He has sat amongst the " stars " and " anchors. " In history he had few superiors while in English — well the English Department " just don ' t give silver anchors out. " He is a lover of good sports, whether they be athletic, male or female — brunettes preferred. Not being an aaor, Jim joined the construction gang of the Dia- leaic Society and now he holds the title of Chief Property Man. To Jim we can say, " Hasta luego, " but never " Good-bye, " for Jim will be ever present in our memory. Color Line: Camp Illumination; Hundredth Night Stage (2-1) ; A.B.; Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) ♦ ® Frank Pickering Corbin, Jr. Morgantown, West Virginia Second District, West Virginia ONE virtue, that of whole-hearted sac- rifice for his fellow being, predom- inates in any analysis of Frank Corbin ' s charaaer. One might call forth the pro- verbial 101 examples to attest the pres- ence of this charaaeristic, but one, a simple intimate detail of our workaday life, must suffice. Frank, in one of his many unofficial " call to quarters " visits to coach a roomful of notorious " C " Co. goats, was apprehended and received the customary four demos for his big hearted- ness. But did it deter him from further labors Not so! If anything, he only came back with bigger and better " poop- sheets. " As to previous geographical location, Corbin is a native of " West by God, " Virginia. When one meets him the pop- ular allusions in reference to mountaineers are blasted. For, in this man, there is nothing of the stoic. Frank wears his smile in spite of adversities, be they offi- cial or female. Choir (4-3-2-1); Glee Club (4); Pishing Club (1); Gun Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter: Pistol Marksman ; Sergeant (1) Page One Hundred party-seven Edward John Cotter Brockton, Massachusetts Regular Army THE habit of " cracking wise " is apt to become a vicious one. At this particular institution, punsters and such are dealt with rather violently. Neddie avoided an inglorious end only by the originality and the genuine wit of his comments. A man is judged by his bearing. His associates quickly respond to a compan- ionable attitude, and as quickly condemn one of hauteur. Neddie has a personality that is truly ingratiating. His popularity here has not been undeserved, and it is safe to assume that this particular trait of his will bring him much satisfaction in the future. Neddie frequently comments on the fact that there is considerably too much labor in this world of ours. It is not without a certain reluctance that he ap- plies himself to his work, but the sig- nificant fact is that his exertions are not in vain. Witness the star dust on his collar, the chevrons on his arms, and his position on the hockey team. Less ag- gressive men do not accomplish so much. Football (4-3-2), Coach (1) ; Hockey (4-3-2-1); Minor " A " : Class Elec- tion Committee Chairman (2-1); Stars (4-3); Pistol Marksman; Rifle Marksman; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1) Marvin James Coyle Indianapolis, Indiana Seventh District, Indiana IN answer to the continual call for plebes on the fourth floor, our boy Marvin, well dominated, would always answer. Of course the proper thing to do is to keep very quiet, but he couldn ' t seem to see it that way. And he was a very likable sort of a plebe, so you couldn ' t blame the first classmen for wanting to give him permission to go to the boodlers. It seemed that they just couldn ' t enjoy their boodle unless he went to get it. If you want to start a rousing argu- ment, just tell him that they do n ' t play good basketball in Indiana. He ' ll take the meerschaum from his mouth, lay aside his Saturday Evening Post, and be- gin to quote actual facts. Yes, we are thoroughly convinced that they play the game there. As a matter of fact, we don ' t know a really good Hoosier when we see one, but right off-hand we ' d say that Marvin was right out of James Whitcomb Riley. His love for utter repose reminds us of the lovable " Raggedy Man. " His idea of bliss is a place to park his feet, some literature, high-brow or otherwise, and a very potent pipe. Enough said ! Page One Hundred Forty-eight Lucius Nash Cron Washington, District of Columbia At Large NOTHING can match the perfect nonchalance of an army child. With a pipe that would put even a Jer- sey mosquito to rout and a fine disregard for both academic and tactical depart- ments, almost any evening Luke can be found writing the daily epistle to his femme. Not indifferent in the least, but possessed of a happy faculty of caring for no one thing too much, that is Luke. He never really had to study and is naturally spoony enough to laugh at demerits. Consequently he refuses to " bone files " but is content to let life hand him what he merits, well knowing that it will be good. Being of an even temperament and having much skill, he will make any match interesting, tennis, swimming, bridge, hops or what would you. How- ever, don ' t engage him in psychological discussions, he is rabid and an authority with nimble wits. For all that, you ' ll not find a more splendid and enjoyable friendship than one with Luke. Versa- tile sums up half of him and interesting completes the score. Hundredth Night (cast) (4) ; Swim- ming (3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Corporal (2) Sergeant (1) Gordon King Cusack San Antonio, Texas At Large SCANNING the Corps squad list one comes across the heading " Polo. " Running down that column, one sees " A " squad: Cusack. No list in the last three years has been complete without that com- bination of words. For Gordon Cusack is one of the Academy ' s best riders and is not entirely ill at ease on the Polo field. However, Polo is not the only game at which he excels. At swapping puns, he calls and raises till everyone else is out or till he is forcibly seized and sub- jected to gross indignities. Gordon has a vast contempt for weak- ness in any form. Any affeaation fills him with scorn, and hours after he has heard an affeaed speech, he may be heard muttering vicious imprecations. He is a steady, quiet and good-humored boy. Occasionally, life seems to bore him to the breaking-point, but his natural smiling disposition usually brings him through the dark clouds. Polo (4-3-2-1); Minor " A " (2); Acting Corpora! (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant ( 1 ) Page One Hundred Forty-nine John Phillips Daley Washington, District of Columbia At Large A BLACK angel with a poet ' s soul — that ' s Jack. While most of us exist, Jack lives. Because a philosophy degen- eiates in ptoportion to the number of those who embrace it. Jack has discarded old issues and created a new philosophy, truly individualistic. The Yearlings call Jack " Haliburton " Daley. His exploits, in reality, while the rest of us opened dream-albums, earned him that name. Daley knows more than the Engineer detachment about the to- pography of West Point, and as for navi- gation—Caesar crossed the Rubicon with an army. Jack left an Army and swam the Hudson — ask him why. If a knowledge of good literature is cultural. Jack is probably the most cul- tured man in the class. But he has developed his mind without the loss of manly vigor. Always willing to demon- strate more audacity in deed and thought than anyone else. Jack has had several narrow escapes — nearly drowning for a female gallery — but Lady Luck, like other feminine creatures, always smiles at him. Pointer Assistant (4) ; Swimmin) Squad (4) ; Sergeant (1 ) Carl Fillmore Damberg Stony Creek, Connecticut Senator McLean, Connecticut LITTLE did we realize when " Dam- mie " arrived at West Point that we had in our midst the champion " punster " in the Corps. In fact we believe he pur- posely withheld the fact from us until Second Class year when he threw his " puns " at us so rapidly that he was often threatened with extinction. He was even accused of sitting up late one night try- ing to think of some pun to " crack " on his helpless classmates the next morning. He is fond of tennis as a hobby, not to mention his devotion to bridge. The Soccer team will lose a valuable player when " Dammie " graduates. You just can ' t help liking him. His extremely good nature and willingness to help others have made him a popular member of " H " Co. Soccer (2-1) ; Rifle Marksman: Pistol Sharpshooter; Minor " A " ; Sergeant (1) Page One Umiihcd Fifty t Richard Robert Danek Onamia, Minnesota United States Army DICK DANEK has the distinction of besting at least one academic de- partment. Naturally a slow and pains- taking workman, Danek had once fallen behind in Drawing and was taking extra instruction to catch up. After two weeks the instruaors had had enough, although Dick was just becoming interested. Fi- nally they agreed to put him proficient if he would stop coming. Grant has said, " I will fight it out on this line if it takes all summer. " This seems to be Dick ' s adopted philosophy. Danek is inclined to be skeptical, but once convinced, nothing can shkke his belief. He has studied hard, much harder than many men would ever drive them- selves to study — and he has found that doubt cannot exist after a certain amount of application. Dick has learned something else that has more praaical value in life than any habits of studiousness. This is the habit of agreeabiliry. It is this spirit that will do much to clear the way for him and make and keep fast friends. Track (4) ; Cros! Country (4) Wrestling ( 1 ) ; Pistol ( 1 ) ; Rod and Gun Club (1); Hop Manager (4) Ring and Seal Committee ( 1 ) ; Act ing Corporal (3); Corporal (2) Sergeant ( 1 ) Augustus William Dannemiller Washington, District of Columbia Sixteenth District, Ohio A DARK October day, a football field, and a leg-snapping with the crack of a green twig, sent Bill to the Cadet Hospital. Months in a ward failed to remove the grin from his face or the chuckle from his voice. The months did, however, send Danny to face two aca- demic battles, kept him from enjoying the tasty fruits of Yearling Christmas Leave, and sent him back to the tribula- tions of Fourth Class Spring. Wherever things are being done, one finds Danny. In New York, go to the newest cabaret, and see him chumming with the orchestra leader and the pret- tiest of the feminine dancers. At a football rally, look for the team captain and the coach; they ' ll be talking con- fidentially to a nonchalant cadet. The faces of both stags and femmes take on a beaming appearance when he arrives at Cullum. Such geniality would be accepted at face value in any organization. In the Air Corps, where the term " keen file " is synonymous with " good pilot, " Dynamite Junior will make his mark. " No kid- ding, I ' ve got it all fixed up. " Basketball (4) ; Baseball (4) ; Hun- dredth Night Crew ( 3 ) ; Pointer (2) ; Humor Editor (1) ; A.B.; Goat Football {Manager) (2); Corporal (2) ; Lieutenant (1) Page One Hundred Fifty-one John Joseph Davis Leavenworth, Kansas First District, Kansas JOHNNY DAVIS came to " E " Co. from Leavenworth, Kansas, that hardy mother to a Federal Prison, and the Staff and Command School. In such an at- mosphere JJ saw life in the rough and early in his youth learned to be unper- turbed by the superficialities that cloak the truth from all but the keenest eye. The result was that JJ was well equipped to start his life as a Cadet. The pitfalls of the Academic Department never threat- ened him ; and he took demos — yea, even a slug — in his stride. While there was yet Life, Hope and the Boodlers, why worry about the stars, stripes and other unessentials. ' JJ decided Plebe September to make the Infantry his goal, and now as we pull down the last long stretch, it ap- pears that he will be rewarded and his ambitions fulfilled. Seriously, we predict that John will go far in his profession, because he knows how to take things as they come, not complain, and keep his sense of humor. What else is there? Boxing (2); Choir (4); Marksman; A.B. Pistol William Arthur Davis East Orange, New Jersey Ninth District, New Jersey " TT HAT can you swim the hundred VV in, Mister? " " Fifty-five seconds, sir. " " Why, Mr. Dumbjohn, that ' s better than the Academy record. " And Bill ' s been busting records ever since. He earned his first minor " A " plebe year, and his pole-vaulting in track won a " major. " Bill rarely misses a hop and his love of fun makes him popular with the ladies. He is continually falling for some new " femme, " but some day one will really be " the best yet. " On his trip to Europe on Furlo he met so many American girls that we have been dragging " blind " for him ever since. But here is the astound- ing part — their average to date is far above passing; more power to you. Bill, we ' ll drag any day. But " lucky in love, unlucky in cards " seems to fit Bill, too, and he ' ll bet indis- criminately once he takes sides in an argu- ment. But we could not ask for a more cheerful and congenial classmate. Swimming Team (4-3-2-1 ) ; Captain Plebe Swimming Team (4) ; Captain, Swimming Team (1); Track (4-3- 2-1) ; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marks- man; Corporal (2) ; Supply Ser- geant (1) Page One Hundred Fifty-two I William David Davis Norfolk, Virginia At Large BILL DAVIS is one of the gamest men we have ever known. In fact he never knows when he ' s licked but keeps going back for more. The same thing holds true not only in boxing bouts but in love bouts, too. Bill has taken a couple of straight lefts to the jaw but he keeps going back for more. Bill has always been a prominent goat but he has never let academics bother him much. He takes everything with a minimum of griping. He ' s always ready to quit work and go around and no one has ever known him to be too busy to stop work and talk about Norfolk and other Virginia femmes. From the time he left Shad ' s full of " indefinites " he has been determined to make good. He will make a good officer because he works hard, likes it, and inspires the confidence and respea of those around him. ' We are proud to count Bill a classmate and a friend. Boxing (4-3-2-1); Boxhig " A ' ' : Rifle Marksman : Phiol Expert V Charles Lowman Decker Oskaloosa, Kansas First District, Kansas READY armor against rather discon- certing predicaments is a rare faculty, but attempt to perturb Mr. Ted Decker and you find a nimble wit full-armed for the occasion. Possibly this gentleman has never stumbled inadvertently into a lady ' s bath, but should he ever have the good fortune to do so we have no doubt but that he would soon be explaining the enigmas of experimental physics or advo- cating the purchase of land in Kansas with such glib and ingratiating eloquence that all would be well. Not unduly gallant toward the unfair sex, nevertheless, Ted believes as the late Chauncey Depew, who upon being asked his conception of the most beautiful thing in the world, replied, " A beautiful woman. " The questioner, seemingly shocked at his levity, remarked that he thought that sleep was the most beautiful thing in the world. " Well, " said Depew, thoughtfully, " next to a beautiful woman, sleep is! " Choir (4-3-2-1 ) ; Color Line Commit- tees (3-1); Hundredth Night (3-2- 1 ) ; President, Dialetic Society ( 1 ) ; . Howitzer (2-1); Managing Editor, Howitzer (1); Class Historian (3- 2); Pointer (3); Tenth Scjuad (3-2- 1); Christmas Card Committee (1); Camp Illumination Committee Chair- n.in ( 1 ) ; Water Carnival Committee (1 ) ; Eirst Sergeant ( 1 ) Page One Hundred Fifty-three Angelo Ralph Del Campo, Jr. Chicago, Illinois Senatorial, Illinois " T 7HERE you from, mister? " VV " Chicago, sir. " Such queries as these greeted " Dei " upon his entrance to West Point. Since then he has been trying to convince us that his home town isn ' t all it ' s cracked up to be. We believe he could wear stars if he chose to do so, but Del would rather study for the sake of increasing his knowledge and because of his love for books rather than " bone files. " Look for him and when you find him, like as not, he will be engrossed in a copy of " Cae- sar ' s Campaigns. " We expect to hear from him later as winning some great battle, " outfoxing " his opponents with the tactics of the old Roman generals. Catholic Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Soccer (4); Pistol (2-1); Rifle Marksman: Pistol Expert; Corporal (2) ; Sergeant (l) Charles Francis Densford Salina, Kansas Kansas National Guard £C CHICK " is a contradiction. A file- boner who never bones files. A reckless gambler for big stakes who is incomprehensibly cautious over trifles. A man of ideals who never curbs a desire. A Don Juan who wants to marry a femme. Frankly desiring chevrons, he risked them every day till he lost them and Christmas leave to boot. Finally, he is loved by women and liked by men. It is this quality which will carry him far in the Army. Perhaps for this more than for any other reason he has been placed on every Make List to date. He has never enjoyed the prerogatives of his rank very long. The last time, for example, a tac inconsiderately walked in at the wrong moment and " pop " went the chevrons. Gymnastics (4); Choir (4-3-2-1); Pistol (3-2-1); Pistol Captain (1); B.A.: A.B.: C. and C. Cluh (4-3-2- l ) ; Pjfle Marksmanship : Pistol Ex- he ' t; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) 7 Page One Hundred Fifty-four Philip Van Dick Portland, Oregon Senatorial, Oregon A COSMOPOLITAN being from Paris, France, Washington, D.C., and Ore- gon, especially Oregon — " than which there is none better " — this is our P. V. He made his start in this institution as the deadly harpooner in that salty drama of the old whaling days that we used to put on as plebes for the edification of the upper classes. Often did the rafters of good old Grant Hall ring as his stri- dent voice bellowed out — " Thar she blows. " West Point, he has admitted more than once, is a frightfully narrow and boring place within which to be cooped up for four long years. In faa it was during one of Moby ' s breathing spells away from the place that Yasue pulled that tragic after-taps inspeaion. The ensuing eight months provided " P. V. " an excellent opportunity to become even more firmly convinced that the confines and regula- tions of the Military Academy are excep- tionally narrow. Football (4-3-2); Swimming (4); Track (4); A.B. (2-1) {Eight Months) ; Pistol Marksman William White Dick, Jr. Washington, Distria of Columbia At Large MOBY is not the type of man you would expect to find ranking first in Dis, but there are records to prove that he received exactly two demerits dur- ing Second Class Year. Yes, it is strange, for Yearling year was merely one long period of confinement or of tours on the area for him. Perhaps the main reason for his de- cided buck-up was his desire to be free to visit the swimming pool oftener. Moby is a sure point-winner in the dashes. He is also a tennis player of no mean ability, as may be evidenced by his winning the Summer Camp tennis tournament. One of Moby ' s finest qualities is per- fect naturalness. As a high-ranking lieu- tenant, he was the same light-hearted, easy-going individual as he was when a carefree yearling. Chevrons, to him, are not laurels that add great distinction to a man or increase his intrinsic worth, and his attitude is a very pleasing one. Swimming (4-3-2-1); Tenth Squad (3-2); Summer Camp Tennis Cham- pionship (1); Rifle Marksman; Pis- tol Marksman; Corporal (2); Lieu- tenant (1) Page One Hundred Fifty-five " I Joseph Kingsley Dickey Princeton, Minnesota Tenth District, Minnesota HAVE lost Patience! " Not in an- ger but in sorrow did he speak. We offered not the word of cheer, the silent handclasp, nor the heartfelt glance. We knew that he had not lost her at all; Patience had merely gone home after an- other week-end at West Point. He ' s a bear for punishment, this bold, bad boy, this boisterous ex-Princeton bas- ketball star. He specializes in making down his classmates ' beds. His fund of stories, parlor and otherwise, is inex- haustible. The tales are always good, and our Joe laughs over them even as heartily as do his auditors. Whenever the loud and raucous shouts of mirth arise, be sure that Dickey is nearby. Do strains of classic jazz re- sound ? See Dickey leaning there upon tlie piano as he lends the appreciative ear. Do we spy a group of earnest- rninded young American youths engaged in the toil academic? Ah! Look well for our Joseph. You will probably find him — at the Boodler ' s. Basketball (4-3-2) Merwin Scott Dickson Waterford, New York Twenty-ninth District, New York SCOTT is one of the most versatile men we have ever run into. Aside from being one of the regulars on the Swimming team and a prize songbird, he is a Hundredth Night performer of renown. All those who have attended our theatricals in honor of those hundred days have seen him dance, have heard him sing, and have watched him bring down the house with his " musical saw " — though I ' m not sure yet whether it was the music from the saw, or those peripatetic knees of his that caused the uproar. However, those are but the more super- ficial of his accomplishments. In the privacy of his boudoir he is an artist extraordinary, a descrip coach par excel- lence, a B.S ' er without equal, and a matchless rumor starter. Scott has missed one hop here, but that only because the Batt Board put him in con to impress upon him the fact that being half a minute late at a choir-trip formation is a heinous crime. Swimming (4-3-2-1); Minor " A " (3) ; Board of Governors. First Class Club ( 1 ) ; Secretary Dialectic Society ( 1 ) ; Camp Illumination Committee (1); Hundredth Night (2-1); Color Line (3-1); Choir (4-3-2-1); Coach, ' Deficient Cadets (4-3-2); Corporal { ) ; Color Sergeant (1) ; Regimental Supply Sergeant ( 1 ) Vage One Hundred Fifty-six Chester J. Diestel New York City, New York At Large WHILE Chester, along with some three hundred other plebes, was going through the torture of beast bar- racks, he was not singled out to become one of the leaders of his class. By Christmas of his first year, however, the upper-classmen had recognized in Chester the qualities of a good Company Com- mander, and for the ten days of plebe reign he held that position. Don ' t be led into thinking that every- thing was smooth sailing for this young man, for indeed it wasn ' t. The English Department went after him with a ven- geance but Chester fought with a spirit which reminds us of that displayed by the Army football team, when defending its own goal line. In spite of his Academic difficulties, Chester found time for athletics. He was a tumbler and such an ardent one that it was no uncommon sight to see him walkinsj around his room on his hands. No doubt this form of recreation was beneficial to Chester, for he had the op- portunity of looking at things at all angles. What an excellent estimator of the situation he should be. Catholic Chapel Choir (3-2) ; Pointer (3-2); Hop Mtnager (3-2); Gym- nasium Team (3-2-1); Trad Squad (2); Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); First Sergeant (1); Lieutenant (1) George Edwin Dietz Indianapolis, Indiana Indiana National Guard GEORGE claims that Indiana has a reputation for sending queer men to West Point — and further that he him- self is a true Hoosier cadet. " D " Co. has learned to appreciate George ' s queer- ness ! Why shouldn ' t it when such oddity takes the form of absolute imperturba- bility while performing for years the com- bined activities of an information bureau and a country store. If a yearling doesn ' t understand some bit of military red tape, it ' s " Say, George, how do they run this? " If a second or first classman wants some- thing it ' s " Oh, Dietz, can I bum a bit of chalk? " or " You don ' t mind my bor- rowing this, do you, George? " George has a strong will. Many men when graduated are absolutely pattern- like; West Point has molded them to type. Not so Dietz. Of the traits he brought with him to West Point, George has retained those he liked. West Point has enlarged his character — not standard- ized it. Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teacher (3-2-1); AS.: Pistol Sharp- shooter; Election Committee; Ser- geant (1) Page One Hundred Fifty-seven Addison Vincent Dishman Fort Mason, San Francisco, California Third District, Washington " ■p O what you think is right; come JlJ what may. " This old saying ex- presses Dish ' s attitude toward his work as no amount of words could do. Throughout his four years Dish has been known as one who, when he starts some- thing, carries it through with flying col- ors. At times, even tho ' wrong, he has finished what he started and taken the consequences. This is one of the prime requisites of an Army Officer and Dish should make a good one. In sports Dish is a " Jack of all trades. " He plays all games and excels in none. He is manager of the Hockey Team and, as such, is well liked by his teammates. Due to his initiative and conscientious work. Dish stands in the upper third of his class and would stand higher except for the help he gives his " wives " and others. Dish, during his four years, has kept himself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. What more could be asked of an Officer and a Gentle- Swimming (4) ; Hockey Manager; Ring Committee; Company Howitzer Representative; Pistol Sharpshooter; Rifle Marksman; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1) Donald Donaldson South Hamilton, Massachusetts At Large RUMOR has it that many long years ago Don actually did open his mouth, and, unsolicited, gave vent to his feelings. But that was long ago, and besides, rumors are not always founded on fact. Casting all foolishness aside, though, Don really is a man of very, yes, extremely, few words. At least, that is the way outsiders line him up. But to his close associates Don is no quieter than a rushing Niagara. Don has not been a perfect stranger to the area, nor has he formed a firm or lasting acquaintance with that rendezvous of frustrated cadets. His sleeve remained spotlessly clean until his last disastrous year when to his surprise and dismay, the twin chevrons of a sergeant were sewn on. Don has spent four years deciding whether it shall be " A " or " B " Co. that will claim his affections. After dividing his time between these two, Don finally nestled on the breast of Mother " A " Co. for the home stretch. Football (4); Baseball (A); Basket- ball (4-3-2) ; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert HI Page One Hundred Fifty-eight i Charles Bowman Dougher Wiikes-Barre, Pennsylvania Twelfth District, Pennsylvania THE historic state of Pennsylvania has sent us many of her sons, and not the least illustrious among these is he who is affectionately designated as Bow. Not especially well known to fame or featured in bold headlines, he is illustrious in a peculiar way. Simply because it is a per- manent policy of his to be pleasant. Now you ' may say that does not make one illus- trious. Well, it does in this abode of gloom and discouragement, for a man who can smile at breakfast on Monday morning is truly a bright and shining light. And furthermore, by the mere phenomenon of induaion, he gives the rest of us a big boost, if we don ' t hit him beforehand. Bow ' s true love is tennis and you can find him on the courts rather frequently. Notwithstanding the mean racket he wields, he has given his big effort to the track team. Long has he worked and hard, and many ' s the point that Army has garnered in the quarter- and half-mile. Now that track is about over for him, we imagine he ' ll be back to his sizzling volleys. The true athlete never rests you know. Track (4-2-1); Cross Country (2); Rifle Marksman; Sergeant (1) Howard Harrison Dudley Redlands, California Eleventh District, California THE great problem to begin with was whether to join the Army or the Navy. For a while it looked like the Navy won, but Dudley finally realized that he looked best in grey, so here he is. He is not a true runt for he likes to take his time, do as he pleases, and let people alone. All these charaaeristics go to make him appreciated by all those who know him. Besides that, he is fairly intelligent; math, phil, chem — all technical academics he downed with the same ease with which he wins chess games. However, no one has ever accused Dudley of overworking. He does all he can and then takes what he gets without a murmur. He has an excellent philosophy of life — to do the best he can and take the results without question. Pistol Sharpshooter; Rifle Marksman; Soccer (4-3-2); Wrestling (2); Chess Team (3-2-1) Page One Hundred Pifiy-nine Charles Breckenridge Duff Mount Sterling, Kentucky Ninth Congressional District, Kentucky JUST a blushing, bashful boy from the middle of Kentucky, Charlie came to West Point, consumed by a burning am- bition, and an earnest desire to please. Throughout a long plebe year, Charlie never failed to show up in time to go to the boodlers for every first classman in the div. We even know of one instance when he spent an entire afternoon stand- ing on a table in a first classman ' s boots while that young man industriously shined the boots and filled Charlie with stories and envy. Whether it was this example of pre- graduation energy or not, we would not venture to say, but the fact remains that from that time on, Charlie shined every- thing with vim, vigor and abandon. Leggins, shoes, B-plates or fried eggs, it was all the same to Charlie. His shoes became the despair of the company. Charlie devoted himself to boning set- up, and the results are easily perceived. Now he sports a nifty pair of chevrons. What more could one ask? He is un- doubtedly one of the friendliest, and at the same time most industrious men in the Academy. Trad (4-3-2-1); Swimming (4-3-2- 1); Rifle Marksman: Pistol Marks- man; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2) ; Color Sergeant (1) ; Lieutenant (1) Marcellus Duffy New Bern, North Carolina Third District, North Carolina MARCELLUS has never felt quite at home north of the Mason and Dixon. His first winter here brought him a mystery — high overshoes. " Down Souf " such apparel is non-existent, and it required some minutes of cogitation before he could fathom them. Marcellus must have been an indus- trious person even in his pre-incarcera- tion days. This is a direct contradiction to the popular belief that Carolina gentle- men have a natural abhorrence for exer- tion. This particular gentleman must be the exception, for he takes a singular de- light in doing his work well. A noble attribute — we cannot help but envy him that. Marcellus has great disdain for the idea of escorting a girl whom he has never seen. " This week-end, " he will declare, " I get some sleep. " But all this is before he is accosted by the seeker-of-drags. Then the mien of determination fades slowly away, and soon he capitulates, how well we know that urge, can never Ah, Marse Duffy, it! That longing, be suppressed. Hundredth Night (3-2-1); Pistol Sharpshooter ; Rifle Marksman; As- sistant Manager Tennis ( 2 ) ; Gun Club (1); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) Page One Hundred Sixty Ernest Fred Easterbrook Fort Monroe, Virginia Virginia National Guard LISTEN, this is no joke. West Point life is a serious life, hard work to do, and slum on Tuesdays. But you would never know it, to be around Ernie Easterbrook. " An Army brat and a soc- cer player " his roommates affeaionately called him. Soccer player, because soc- cer players are famous for little under- hand practical jokes, indulged in freely at a soccer training table, and wherever else the chance offers. Here is a man for you. No giant, but a demon of vitality and action, with a heart too big for his own good. An instinctive leader, yet too willing to give an offending subordinate the benefit of forbearance. It will be hard to forget Ernie defying the howling horde of his yearling class- mates dragging the August makes, so persistently and strenuously objecting that he took four trips to the gravel, with accompanying shoe black and pomade. Honor Commiltee (1); Board of Governors ( 1 ) ; Election Committee (■ .) Y. M.C. A. Board (1) ; Super- intendent Cadet Sunday School ( 1 ) : Soccer (4-3-2-1); Swimming (4); Wrestling (2); Lacrosse (4-3-2) Robert Edward Lee Eaton Greenville, Mississippi Third District, Mississippi FROM the bayous and the perennial floods of Mississippi came a gentle- man who was just a bit awed by the almost incomprehensible newness of life at West Point. But as the days passed, as is their wont to do. Bob began to find cut his capabilities, and with that knowl- edge came confidence. So by this time he is something of a man of affairs, and many are the responsibilities that have fallen to his lot. Just the old Darwinian principle of adaptation. And nowhere has Bob made such re- markable progress as in the tender affairs of the heart, with which man is ever beset. He is just as familiar at Cullum as the soulful-looking banjo player. During the days of his catechism he went in for the " blind drag " racket; surprising how he held up under the strain. Came the day when he did his own choosing. Per- severance, that most admirable of virtues, had won again, and the Shaver came in to his own. Lacrosse (4-3); Assistant Manager Basketball (2); Manager Basketball ( 1 ) ; Company Howitzer Representa- tive (2-1); Pistol Marksman; Rifle Marksman; A.B.: Battalion Sergeant Major Page One Hundred Sixty-one Elwin Herklas Eddy . Lansing, Michigan United States Army COLONEL EDDY— the man of fame! Military? Just like a Prussian Guardsman. Efficient? Yes — he ' s an efficiency expert. What did the Daily Bulletin of a week ago say? Ask the Colonel — he always remembers. In faa, a good memory is one of his outstanding characteristics. Be it known also that Elwin is some- what of a snake. Seldom does a hop go by conspicuous by his absence. Fur- thermore, when he isn ' t dragging, he ' s willing to help out a classmate with a " blind drag. " And all that the excess drag can say is " More! " He missed stars by a very small margin which testifies as to his academic ability. As a cadet, he has been active, alert and capable. His initiation into the ranks of the very exclusive " I " Co. rabble taxed all his alertness and capability to the limit, but he endured the ordeal with a commendable demeanor. May the Keeper of the Lighthouses ever cherish those decorations for which he is justly celebrated. Augustus George Elegar Tulsa, Oklahoma Senatorial, Oklahoma VETERAN of countless turn-out writs, knight of the area, first-class buck supreme — this is George. He deliber- ately set out to attain a reputation for indifference — needless to say he achieved his goal with ease, yet, underneath this constant attitude of revolt, lies a deep and heartfelt sentiment for " the place. " We can remember George ' s annual threats of resignation, but we also re- member his eagerness to get back to the grind after furlough. The discipline irks an untamed spirit, yet deep down within him George knows something of that overworked phrase, " the spirit of West Point. " For diversion he falls in love. Never before lived a man who could so whole- heartedly and so briefly; so volubly yet SO often. The very number of his fi- ancees gives us hope that he may dodge them all in the end. Be that as it may, married or single, in the service or not, we ' ve got a feeling that when the time comes for serious effort George will come through. A.B. (4-3-2-1) ! Page One Hundred Sixty-two i ■S Walter Ferris Ellis Milwaukee, Wisconsin Fourth District, Wisconsin HIS most outstanding characteristic is his quietness. When " Walt " starts to talk all other conversation ceases for he has something important to say. How- ever, it is not often that he gives vent to his thoughts. He prefers to listen to others. However, his knowing smile will tell you that he has thoughts of his own on the subject, but what they are one never knows. Walt has played three years of " B " squad football. If anyone has ever seen a scrimmage between the " A " and " B " squads, they will always see that smiling center, the last one to disentangle himself from a pile of arms and legs. He can always be depended upon to carry out his assignment. Walt ' s work has not been in vain. His lieutenant ' s chevrons give proof of that. This quiet young man will be a success in the Army. Where there is work to be done, Walt will be there. Football (4-3-2-1); Basketball (4); Lacrosse (4-3); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter: Gun Club: Act- ing Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant ( 1 ) Walter Henry Esdorn New Rochelle, New York National Guard WALTER was born with the pro- verbial spoon in his mouth, and although it was a gold one, it had his own initials on it. With it he has tasted education ' s choicest morsels. One mar- vels how well his educational diet has agreed with him, for he has worn the brightest stars for four years. We used to think that he was immune to the fair sex, because he never attended hops. However, one Sunday, we saw him innocently guiding a femme through the throngs with his little finger — " " Tis mighty in the mightiest. " When he was a plebe he was better known as " Desperate Ambrose " because he precipitated himself into his " soirees " — he avoided some of these because he " had to study! " He has acquiesced to the bewitching Catskills, and like Van Winkle, he has been shrouded in slumber these years. However, he will awake when he graduates to become a f;reat engineer with an ideal career before him. iMrosse (4-3-2-1); Stars (4-3-2); Class Treasurer ( 1 ) : Acting Cor- poral ( 3 ) ; Corporal ( 2 ) ; Lieutenant (1) M Page One Hundred Sixty-three Glenn Aloysius Farris Montgomery, Alabama Alabama National Guard WHEN better femmes are captivated ' Farris will captivate them — that is, if he so wills. This tall, handsome icono- clast has broken more feminine dream castles than old Leo the Isaurian did images. Quite unwittingly too, for this good-natured lad conscientiously tries to do something for everyone with whom he comes into contact. Although modest and inclined to be somewhat pessimistic, he always has a word of encouragement tor others. When this battle for tenths and files is over, his choice is the South — and the doughboys " without, " of course, for he believes, as we all do, that a man ' s best sweetheart is his Mother. Graduation finds him at the end of a long day ' s work which is well and completely done, with the exception of his 37 mm. gun. However, he plans to come back as a Drawing instructor — and finish that gun! Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teacher ( 3-2 ) ; Acolyte ( 1 ) ; Pointer (4) ; Fencing (4-3-2-1) ; Rifle Marks- man: Pistol Expert: Acting Corporal ( 3 ) ; Corporal ( 2 ) ; Sergeant ( 1 ) Ki- JOHN AUTREY FeAGIN Brooklyn, Alabama Alabama National Guard FEAGIN fell out on the class of ' 30, after a slight difference of opinion with academic board. However, this didn ' t seem to daunt him in the least, or change the even tenor of his ways. Dur- ing his first six months with us, he tangled with the T. D., a matter which cost him one radio, which had, upon occasion, brought in stations as far away as Corn- wall. John ' s genius, however, is not limited to such elementary matters as radios. Upon demand, and often just because he can catch you, he will display complete, and very original-looking blue- prints of strange mechanical contrivances such as steam-driven pencil sharpeners and automatic slide-rules. He has an unlimited supply of very droll stories, and can be relied upon to entertain a table, even upon the darkest days. However, the list of his personal experiences would lead one to believe that the examining board must have underestimated his age at least ten years. W ■ Page One Hundred Sixty-four il ii Merle Lucius Fisher Savanna, Illinois Thirteenth District, Illinois CONSISTENCY is the outstanding charaaeristic that has impressed Fisher on the minds of his classmates — consistent not only in his demeanor towards his friends but also consistent about who goes with him to Cullum Hall every so often. If being carefree and happy-go-lucky is a virtue, Fisher ' s reward tor virtue will be a good one. He is best known to the Corps for his ability to " take an elbow outside right going behind his opponent and whipping the two legs out from under him! " His ability on the mat made him captain of wrestling as well as a credit to Tom Jenkins ' training. Whatever branch he takes, or whatever line of work he follows, if he is as con- sistently enthusiastic as he has been dur- ing his four years at U. S. M. A., his career can be nothing but successful and he will continue to enjoy himself. Wrestling (3-2-1), " A " (2); Cap- tain, Wrestling (1); Corporal (? ' » 4t Harry James Fleecer Parker, South Dakota First District, South Dakota " T ' M Fleeger! Who are you? " This J- was the way this pampered pet of Uncle Sam entered our great institution four years ago and addressed the First Sergeant. And the same attitude he has maintained throughout these four years. Simply aggressive and straightforward. Joe, as we all know him, will always be remembered and especially by those who know him intimately, as a real friend and pal. Ready at any time to drive your blues away or to sit up and help you with " descrip, " his is a disposition hard to beat — or even tie! As a member of the Honor Committee he has given us much valuable advice and helped to maintain the high standards characteristic of West Point. Going into the air corps, Joe has expressed a weak- ness for lilies but will he need them? On considering the level-headedness he has shown when confronted with the per- plexities of " Kaydetin " we feel assured that the tides of flying will hardly dis- concert him for long. Honor Committee ( 1 ) ; Acting Cor- poral (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) Page One Hundred Sixly-fit ' e -V ' George Edward Fletcher Newark, Delaware Thirty-fourth District, Pennsylvania THOUGH English by birth and per- suasion, George manages to see through a joke now and then, though his own wit smacks slightly of mutton and biscuits. George is famous as the man who can gripe continually, and still remain always cheerful, a habit acquired no doubt when the academic board required him to start piebe gym again after his yearling Christ- mas writs. Well do we remember the herculean labor Fletcher put out on the Camp Illu- mination bull fight. A week of painting, hammering and herding reluctant yearl- ings, and then the gentle drops from heaven- — by the bucket ! Was our George dismayed? Not he! Perspiring freely and griping sulphurously he retrieved the bull ring from its lake, wrung the water out of the bull and moved the whole works (including the milk buckets) to the gym. Result — a most convincing bull fight — but it was blarsted ' ard luck ! Football (4-3-2-1); " A " Football (2); " C " Squad Lacrosse Captain (4); " A " Squad Lacrosse (3-2-1); Monogram Lacrosse (3-2); Basket- ball (4) ; Boxing Squad (3) ; Color Line (4-3); Camp Illumination (4- 1); A.B.; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter: Acting Corporal (3); Corporal ( 2 ) ; Sergeant ( 1 ) Blair Arthur Ford New Kensington, Pennsylvania Thirty-first District, Pennsylvania ONCE a tennis game and its vicissi- tudes were the alpha and omega of Blair ' s existence. But that was in bygone days. The lure of the courts must now vie with the enticements of moonlight nights or rhythmic syncopation for su- premacy in his estimation. The spirit of the nth Muse (from one to nine inclu- sive) has possessed him, and hence Blair A. Ford, boulevardier and dabbler in the arts, supplants the neophyte of yore. A remarkable prospect for an amazing fu- ture, one gathers. The picture is vivid: the athlete Ford wins fame via the courts; the artist and sculptor rakes in quantities of the best — all strictly in accordance with the highest ethics of amateur sport and such. But Fate with a smirk points to a miniature in the offing. The dream fades. A piaure of domestic tranquillity supplants it. We see Lt. Ford of the Drawing Department on the Library courts strugf Iing to teach Blair, Jr., the prope r backhand drive while waiting first classmen gnash their teeth in vain. Tennis (3-2-1); Choir (4-3-2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter: Sergeant (1) 1 I! Page One Hundred Sixty-six Charles Elder Frederick Winter Haven, Florida Florida National Guard SELDOM is such a gorgeous shock of red hair as his encountered. We leally couldn ' t say whether it ' s his pride and joy, or the secret sorrow of his life, but right off-hand we have an idea he doesn ' t give a merry yelp what color it is. For Freddy is inclined to take things just about as they come. Not happy-go- lucky nor indifferent, he merely refuses to be perturbed when it isn ' t necessary. Freddy firmly believes, along with many of the rest of us, that the time allotted for sleep here is wholly insuffi- cient, so he not infrequently goes to the kind bosom of his old red comforter. But during the critical moments of the aca- demic year he forsakes the little comforts of life and diligently applies himself until the wee, small hours. All of which goes to show that neither sleep nor study is a fixed habit with him. An easygoing and charitable soul, Freddy will always be agreeable and pleas- ant. That ' s a great comfort to his asso- ciates and no mean achievement for any man. Boxing (4); Track (4) Robert Freeman Fulton Marshall, Minnesota Seventh District, Minnesota SOMEWHERE back in the dim, dark ages, Bob ' s ancestors must have sur- vived a terrible famine. To Bob, any manner of waste is absolutely inexcusable, whether of time, money, energy, or mate- rial. If all the buttons, safety pins, pen- cils, cap-covers and empty brass-polish cans that Bob has salvaged were placed in one pile, it would serve as a supply dump for a Mexican revolution. How- ever, this complex has served the Army well, in that Bob has steadfastly refused to waste ammunition, and has been for three years the crackshot of the rifle team. Incidentally, Bob has been the author of various labor-saving schemes (some of which actually worked) and numerous water-tight business deals. We are will- ing to bet that should Bob ever be made a supply officer, he will be the C. O. ' s pride and joy. Charge him with two hundred and forty three-inch bolts, and he will turn over two hundred and forty three-inch bolts at the end of his tour. Football (4-3-2); Basketball (4); Rifle (3-2); Minor " A " (3-2); The Charles G. Treat Trophy for Rifle Practice: Rifle Expert: Pistol Sharp- shooter ; Sergeant ( 1 ) Page One Hundred Sixty-seven Walter Foster Gallup North Adams, Massachusetts Massachusetts National Guard WALTER is a product of New Eng- land conservatism. His emotions are not to be stirred by every orator — his sense of proportion is not to be dis- torted by circumstances, in short, he does his own thinking. Gallup ' s greatest fault is his modesty. However, it is a splendid fault, and one so rare that it is impressive. It is a fault, because Walter has a really logical mind, and could end many a long-winded argument with a few words if he would just assert himself. For three years he sedulously avoided what is sometimes jocosely called the weaker sex. Came the Virginia trip. Came a femme. Came letters. Oh, Gal- lup, Gallup! And you were our only bona fide woman hater! It is a distinct relief, when there is so much talk about the younger generation, to know that there still are men who have the old virtues. Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert: Sergeant (1) Alfred Christian Gay Youngstown, Ohio National Guard AFTER two months of beast barracks, " A " decided that henceforth his life would be one of ease and quiet. He dropped his red comforter carefully over his chair, and there it has remained ever since. To the Corps at large he is known as " A, " but to a few very intimate friends he is " Red. " Furlough was hard on " A, " but it left him a wiser man. He no longer wasted his energy chasing happiness and con- tentment but, instead, resolved to have these will-o ' -the-wisps search him out. His success should be a lesson to others. " A " has a better time with a smaller expenditure of energy than any other man in the Corps. Perhaps, if he had put a little more effort into his Academic work, he would have had P. Echols ' scalp and others besides, dangling by his side. But to do so would not have conformed to his plan of life. Invariably the first one to bed each night, " A " has not let West Point interfere in the least in his search for perfea rest and tranquillity. King Committee t Page One Hundred Sixty-eight it John Clarence Gordon Hatciesburg, Mississippi Sixth District, Mississippi HERE is a soft-voiced gentleman from the land of watermelons and Mis- sissippi mud. A mellow and philosophi- cal gentleman, nourished in the green pastures of the goats, butchered by the Math department, and dressed by the Cadet Store, he is now finishing up his sojourn at the Nation ' s Nursery in the calmest and most sedate manner. He is not, however, calm nor yet se- date on the football field. Jack has not started every game, but he has been in many and has left his mark on many an opponent who would not believe that any- thing so good-looking could be so dan- gerous. Despite the fact that he does not speak spic so well as some of the waiters in the mess hall, he seems to hold all the other requisites of a successful man, and suc- cess will have to hustle some to keep out .of the brawny Mississippian ' s grasp. Football (4-3-2-1); Howitzer Repre- sentative (2-1); Pistol Marksman; Rifle Marksman Arthur Deane Gough Butler, Missouri Sixth District, Missouri KNOW what a mule-skinner is? Well, a mule-skinner hails from Missouri, and a mule is, to him, just about the grandest of God ' s creations. While we were learning the intricacies of harnessing the creatures, Deane ' s eyes brightened perceptibly and he exhibited numerous symptoms of profound interest. Be that as it may, we would hesitate to say that his interest is confined solely to mules. Take music for instance. Deane is a songster. His selections may not appeal to every case-hardened soul here, for they have a melancholy quality that does not bear description. Not exaaly intriguing, these songs of Deane ' s, but they reveal a geniality that is quite charaaeristic. One Sally Jo once claimed his affec- tions. As to where they lie now, we are not informed. Somewhere, surely. For we repeat, most emphatically, mules are not everything in this gentleman ' s life. Glee Club (4); Boxing (4); Pistol (3-2); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Ex- pert; Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) Page One Hundred Sixty-nine Alphonse Alfrhd Greene Schenectady, New York New York National Guard CONSERVATIVE and conscientious, Al has been a model cadet all these years with us. His efforts have been noted and rewarded. With the exception of plebe English, which more or less worried us all with its nervous twentieth century style of transfers, Al has had no difficulty in remaining in the upper part of the class. Not every man has a definite objea in life for which he strives persistently; Al has, and by hard work he crystallizes his ambitions into reality. " To be or not to be, that is the question " and he an- swers it in his own way. In addition to regular duties Al has aided in One Hundredth Night work and is a valuable member of the pistol squad. Then, too, among our most favorite ex- tracurricula activities, such as showing sweet young things around our beautiful " campus, " Al is most adaptive, but he specializes. It ' s either platonic friend- ship or love — time will tell. However, Al, remember " Bringing Up Father " and stay with us bachelors. Pistol Team (3-2-1) ; Manager Pistol Team (1); Glee Club (4); Hun- dredth Night Stage Crew (4-3-2-1); Pistol Expert; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1) Carl Edward Green Corsicana, Texas Sixth District, Texas NOT many men have been privileged to know Carl, for he is a true prod- uct of Texas — gruff, quiet, unbending. But those of us who have penetrated that hard exterior have found a veritable " heart of gold. " To those who he feels deserve loyalty Carl will give unstintedly. He picks his friends, and sticks to them. Than which there is no higher praise. Life has been sterner to Carl than to most of us. Yet he has retained the abihty to enjoy it to the utmost. Most of his spare hours have been spent in football or track uniform, and he moves about as fast in one as in the other, which is rather fast. A broken ankle Yearling year kept him from nation-wide fame. Carl hasn ' t had the breaks so far, but work and intelligence and hard common sense are going to take him to the top. We are glad Carl is one of us. ? Page One Hundred Seventy r • 1 t - Fielder Price Greer Charleston, West Virginia Sixth District, West Virginia " ■p vICK LJ Hi ICK " is a descendant of Scotch ghlanders, via West Virginia Mountaineers. This sums up his entire charaaer. True to his ancestry, he fre- quently sallies down from the highlands to commit his depredations — among the fair sex. Then he withdraws within his taciturn self to repent at leisure. Some- times this remorse is accompanied by re- vival songs, with the result that his heathen room-mates have a repertoire that would rival that of Billy Sunday ' s choris- ters. When he is neither singing nor corresponding, he is tap-dancing about the room, thus becoming one of the features of four " Hundredth Nite " shows. Dick learns fast, but only by his own experi- ence. One false movement as a plebe damned him for the remainder of the year, with the result that he was among the bucks in all the yearling drags. How- ever, he had learned his lesson, and yearl- ing June found him high on the make list. Hop Manager (4-3-2-1); Chairman, Hop Committee ( 1 ) ; Hundredth Night Show (4-3-2-1); Cadet Choir (4-3-2-1); Gymnasium Team (3-2- 1); Color Lines (4-2-1); Cadet Players (3); B.A.; A.B.; Camp Il- lumination Committee ( 1 ) ; Ri ' ie Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Cor- poral (2); Lieutenant (1) Russell Hunter Griffith Sacramento, California Third District, Cahfornia THE distinaion of being the only man in the class who can properly imitate the voice of a famous drawing instructor is not the only laurel in Russ ' s cap. By unswerving perseverance he once made himself proud caretaker of ' Si ' s anchor, an office which he filled admirably well. It was while in office, you remember, that he led his band of intrepid followers to a glorious but gory viaory in the Goat- Engineer game. He has always been of an inquiring disposition. In fact it was while explor- ing the wilds of Newburgh one night that dark tragedy entered his life. Neverthe- less in the seven hundred and six mile Bunion Derby that ensued he was ever among the leaders. He is a quiet easy-going hombre, per- haps not so well initiated in the mysteries of " book larnin ' " as some of his stellar classmates, but nevertheless there is no man of ' 31 who le aves the Academy with more of the admiration and respect of his classmates. 4 Page One Hundred Seventy-one Louis Augustine Guenther Kansas City, Missouri Fifth District, Missouri THIS is our Louie, captain of " H " Co., who was a first sergeant for four years before entering the academy and is, at present, the oldest living kaydet. But Louie ' s claim to fame is more endur- ing than that. It is said that there are many good drillmasters in the U. S. Army. And it has been said of Louie by no less than two tacs that he is the best drillmaster of the whole lot. A goat who made good, Louie was turned back to us from ' 30 over the trifling matter of three calculus tenths. But glance at that sol- dierly face, ladies and gentlemen, and see for yourselves that there is more to Louie than the robot. For Louie, be it known, is the best advertising manager the " Pointer " has ever had. He goes after the big ones and brings back the adver- tisements that pay the bills and swell the surplus. It ' s a labor of love to write the biography of this man, witty, a staunch friend, and the best soldier in a Corps of Soldiers. W resiling Squad ( 5 ) " , Pistol Squad (5-4-3); Advertising Manager, Hun- dredth Night Program; Advertising Manager, Pointer; Managing Editor, Pointer; Superintendent, Catholic Sunday School; Ring Committee; Pistol Expert: Corporal (2); Lieu- tenant ( 1 ) ; Captain ( 1 ) James Walter Gurr Dawson, Georgia Third District, Georgia A LEVEL head, a keen sense of humor, coordination of mind and body — these are all basic characteristics of James W. (Slicker) Gurr. Apparently easygoing, nevertheless he has worked hard every fall as a member of the Army football team. In the Spring he has confined his aaivities to fighting for dear old " L " Co. He displayed his worth in this field by winning the first Intra-mural Championship in Track. He is a goat by his own choice. He is an active member of the First Class Club and President of the Five Card Club. Never too punctual at a forma- tion, yet he is a good soldier. Never too forward, at times he is even reticent. Unconcerned with incidentals, with his interest aroused he is persistent and ag- gressive. Many assets and few faults are his good fortune. From such a formula of make-up a vastly interesting future should develop. Football (4-3-2-1); Wrestling (4-3); Individual Champion Intramural Track; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Ex- pert Page One Hundred Seventy-two Robert Hackett Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fifth District, Pennsylvania QUICK to rise to wrath, but as quickly forgiving, is this classmate who has to be handled with care. Once ac- customed to him, and strong in the knowledge of his only weakness, one has the power to make a fast friend here. Things have been thrown, not for their usefulness as missiles, but because of their availability. With them have flown strong words and murderous looks, but after the flood tide of anger, the breach has been completely repaired with a spon- taneous flow of kindness and amiability. It is here that Bob Hackett ' s good traits begin. He has his own ideas, usually well formed, clear-cut and un- biased. Entirely free from selfish moti- vations. Bob actually gains pleasure from whole-hearted generosity. It is this queer combination of char- aaeristics which makes Hackett unusual, and at the same time so interesting. He should carry a key to his personality so that everyone might know him better. Soccer (4-3-2-1); Minor " A " (3-2- 1); Track (4); Cross Country (4) Johnson Hagood, Jr. Qiarleston, South Carolina First District, South Carolina HE came here tired, and he slept not only all night long, but in the morn- ing and in the afternoon. The nearest bed always had an irresistible attraaion — anybody ' s bed. Academic work came simply, a hasty survey of the lesson be- tween breakfast and first class sufficed for everything from descript and calculus thru engineering. He couldn ' t stay long with a text book — he ' d look at it a while, then slam it shut with a terse " I ' m not interested. " And so to bed or to a book or to horseplay or to letters. Letters — they bring up the love life of the man, and the tale reads like a volume of Casanova — expurgated, of course. Fol- lowing in his father ' s footsteps, he has been a hop manager for four years. How- ever, his official capacity never weighed heavily on his shoulders. He has had his share in the balcony activities, and he " shagged " in the corners when no offi- cial eye was looking. Teas and dinners have always delighted him, for he is at his best at social affairs. Hop Manager (4-3-2-1); Pistol Marksman; Rifle Marksman; Choir ( ) B m Page One Hundred Seventy three William Charles Hall Saint Louis, Missouri Twelfth District, Missouri " QIR, while I was polishing my ' B ' O plate this morning, I dropped it on my toe, and — " " All right, Mr. Hall, take an aspirin and go to bed. You needn ' t attend classes, drill or parade today. " Not once has the " Baby " failed to deadbeat, having gone to the hospital. We all envy Bill this ability, as well as his ability to stay a pronounced Engineer in mathematical subjects without effort and an absolute goat in languages, also without effort. Above all. Bill is a man ' s man. He rides, shoots and swims with the best. In fact, he is an unqualified judge of all sports. Preaching and exemplifying the theory that the calm and collected mind can meet any crisis, he coolly " aces " his ten- nis opponent when other men would be driving their serves into the net. With this same unruffled demeanor, he gathers his tenths from the Academic depart- ment, his quill from the Tactical depart- ment, and his friends from all parts. William Ayres Hampton Gothenburg, Nebraska THE Middle West boasts of its hardy sons, and chortles softly at the feeble efforts of the effete East towards dis- paragement. And with reason, too — for does not true American humor spring from this paradise, as do all other worthy things. ' Alas! to our sorrow, have we learned it too well. When Willy lisped his first pun, the old homestead rocked with rau- cous mirth. After a decade and a half, liowever, it was West Point or " points west " for Willy. There is a limit to all human endurance. And so in years to come, when our heads have silvered with the passage of many winters, and our memories hearken back to these golden days of our youth, shall we remember Bill as the artist, the dilettante, the soldier? Nay, faithful reader, nay! We shall recall him as the funster who almost disrupted " K " Co. by referring to the Library as a " speak- easy " because silence reigned therein. Pointer (4-3-2-1); Howitzer (2); Hundtedth Night (4-3) ; Bugle Notes (1) Page One Hundred Seventy-four f, Stephen Read Hanmer New York City, New York Twenty-third Congressional District " A NYTHING thac is worth doing is -ti. worth doing well " has been Steve ' s motto since he arrived at the West Shore station in 1927. He has appHed his motto to academics, to drill, to his daily life in every way, yet he hasn ' t become one of those obnoxiously perfea souls. He is never too busy to help someone who is in academic troubles, and he almost manages to keep the stars on his own collar without so very much trouble. He is quiet and reserved, but full of fun and ready to take part in any excite- ment — that is, except hops. He gives the fair sex a decided cold shoulder, just why we don ' t know. Perhaps it ' s a secret passion, or maybe a broken heart. You guess! Or, more than that, he may just be displaying the same intelligence mani- fested by his academic standings. Stars (4-3); Acting Corporal (3); Corporal ( 2 ) ; Sergeant ( 1 ) John William Hansborough Dallas, Texas Fifth District, Texas MILITARY life was no mystery to Hans when he arrived at the sally- port. He ' d already survived two years at Texas A. M., where they paddle their plebes with airplane struts. Here lie achieved a reputation as " the best Boy Scout in Dallas. " During beast barracks he could always be counted on to turn out a fine step for us, even though he might occasionally count on the wrong foot. That was perfectly all right though, because most of us didn ' t know the dif- ference either. Our great disgust with Hans was the way he used to go to bed at eight o ' clock all through that brain-burning yearling year. No doubt it ' s nice to be a brilliant mathematician, but it ' s certainly hell on one ' s contemporaries. Much of Hans ' time has been spent trying for possibles on the rifle team and attempting to wheedle a new indoor range out of the A. A. A. One hard- working captain. It ' s really a shame that he is too high- ranking to go Coast with, but it ' s certain to be Engineers with, which is quite as disgusting to the female population of Virginia. Rifle Team: Minor " A " (2-1); Cap- tain Rifle Team ( 1 ) ; Lieutenant ( 1 ) Page One Hundred Seventy-five William Leonard Hardick Rochester, New York Thirty-ninth District, New York " TT THAT ' S your name, Mister? " VV " Mr. Hardick, Sir. " " What? " " Mr. Hardick, Sir. " " Damme, I thought you said Hardick. " Whereupon New Cadet Hardick blushed unbelievably pink to the roots of that distinguished yellow thatch, and the Class of ' 31 gained a bright guidon for its march through Hell-on-Hudson. And when we say bright we mean bright. Hardick is a blithe spirit with an engaging human smile, though on occasions the smile fades, to bloom again on " permission to make down bed. " He has a bright intellect, demonstrated in low puns, although some of the instruc- tors are a bit skeptical. And we ' ve heard that among the women folks, well — . And I know that at the bridge table he fairly sparkles. We ' re not sure that you will gather from all this that Hardick is a fun-loving, congenial, easygoing, capable man, but anyway, that is what we mean to say. A.B.; Soccer (4) ; Gun Club Hugh Pate Harris Lawrenceburg, Tennessee Seventh District, Tennessee HERE is a man who has gone through the past four years with us so se- renely, so inconspicuously active in every- thing we have done, that we have come to take him for granted. Yet when we see the end of our days here almost upon us, we realize how much a part of us he has been. His sincere indifference to honors or awards cannot hide the all-around ability that is his. " B " Co. is well aware of his baseball and football prowess, and there are some of us who know that he wields a flashy racquet and plays his cards close to his chest. And so perfea an opponent is he that win, lose, or draw, you can ' t help but enjoy playing with him. He will be like that through life, a true sportsman and a gentleman. Choose your own weapons — here is an opponent who will try your mettle — and win your friendship. Baseball; Rifle Marksman ; Pistol Marksman; Acting Corporal (}); Sergeant ( 1 ) i II 4. Page One Hundred Seventy-six • I «IA Richard Holmes Harrison Seattle, Washington First District, Washington TO the untrained biography reader West Point has turned out nothing but a long train of perfect men. It is a pleasure to state simple facts about Dick. It would be difficult to find a more genial companion. This geniality, coupled with a winning personality, has resulted in many real friendships. Those included in this long list of friends can consider themselves extremely fortunate, for Dick ' s ideas of friendship are firmly based on loyalty. Furthermore, Dick ' s regard for femmes is idealistic. More power to him — such men are rare in this generation. Undoubtedly, after gradua- tion it will be Coast, or Air, or what have you — but anyway, the traditional " with " will be there. Dick has one outstanding talent. He is a specialist — a specialist in entertain- ment. Who can forget those versatile music-makers known variously as " The Yearling Five " and " The Hell Kittens? " Add to these accomplishments an un- daunted tenacity of purpose and you have enough admirable charaaeristics for any man. Hundredth Night Show George Fredrick Hartman Lawrenceville, Illinois Twenty-third District, IHinois GEORGE has always possessed a tech- nicjue that was the marvel and envy of us all. On our return from the latest massacre at the hands of the beast detail, we were invariably greeted with the tor- tured yet complacent notes evoked from the gristle-flute in George ' s room. How he did it, how he managed to so con- sistently and expertly dodge so many of the soirees of that soiree-fraught Beast Barracks was initially a mystery to us. That success attended his every effort was a faa we were forced to admit, and, while we sweated and necked-in, the prayers that we too might master the art of deadbeating were fervent and fre- quent. Always eager, always enthused with every project, whether decorous or for devilment, and with the genius for being caught as a Peck ' s bad boy, George has tempered his good nature with an ingen- ious tact and a hidden capacity for re- straint and quiet dignity which remove any possibility of the grate of a too continuous grin. Choir (4-3-2-1); Cadel Orchestra (4) Page One Hundred Seventy-seven Clarence J. Hauck, Jr. Elizabeth, New Jersey Fourteenth District, New Jersey AT the end of plebe year, the first classtnen of his company pro- nounced Johnny " a darned good kid. " In three years we haven ' t found any rea- son to think otherwise. Certainly no longer a kid, he is still a good-natured, fun-loving companion in any projea. Johnny ' s especial flair is managing. Give him something to manage, prefer- ably something difficult, and he is in his seventh heaven. He has that gift from the gods of getting things done and still remaining friendly with everyone. Eager to accept responsibility, we have yet to see him fail in any undertaking. His great weakness is demon bridge. A shout down the hall of " A fourth in bridge " brings Johnny ' s nose to the door; his scent for a possible bridge game would astound Sherlock Holmes. His excuse is that he wants to learn the game. Well, we are sure he will, if that patched pipe of his doesn ' t kill off all available partners first. Color Lines ( 1 ) ; Camp Illumination ( 1 ) ; Hundredth Night ( 1 ) ; Man- ager of Fencing ( 1 ) ; Secretary and Treasurer of Intercollegiate Fencing Association ( 1 ) AsHTON Miller Haynes Owensboro, Kentucky Second District, Kentucky THERE is little of the facetious in Haynes. Rather, it is his wont to ponder on the mysteries of being by delving deeply into the works of the masters of philosophy; and having done so, and come to the realization that we are all most insignificant, he rebels, and long is the clamor he excites concerning the injustice of divers things. We see here a bolshevik in embryo, and hence a man whose predominant trait is an ex- treme nonchalance of bearing. When Haynes receives his sheepskin, it will not be without an unexpressed feeling of triumph towards the Depart- ment of Taaics. He has collected a lion ' s share of demos, but never has he allowed them to perturb him. For why, he asks, should one be dominated by the thought of an excess of these commonly pestiferous things. ' We hold that his triumph will be an achievement ; his atti- tude is something that many have striven for and failed to attain. Choir (4-3-2-1) Vage One Hundred Seventy-eight i GusTAVE Marinius Heiss New Orleans, Louisiana Senatorial, Mississippi -For the Army, Heiss. On guard, gentlemen. " And if it really is that cool, crafty Louisiana cavalier fencing for Army, the cadet viaory is assured. Have you ever saved up a wonderful joke for after supper, only to have the telling of it completely spoiled by one of your listeners laughing at the wrong time, or making comments and asking questions as you struggled ahead? Such a helpful one is " Jovial Gus " — humorist and trickster. Sarcasm and dry wit were never intended for such merciless using as the incomparable Heiss delights in. Some insist that it was after watching Gus play lacrosse that a definition of that sport was suggested as " running fifteen miles to hit a man over the head with a snowshoe. " Besides his other athletic interests, Gus likes the hops, especially feed-hops. Not a keen-filer, but just one of those boys from the South. " Louziana, suh! " Choir (4-3-2-1); Hundredth Night (4-2-1); Pistol (3-2-1); Fencing (4- 3 2-1); Captain Fencing (1) ; Minor " A " (3-2-1) John T. Helms San Juan, Porto Rico Fifth District, Virginia A YEAR at V. M. L didn ' t discourage Jo from " la vie militaire, " and in faa was just what got him in training for a quiet, peaceful Plebe year. Plebe year didn ' t discourage him ; yearling math, turn-out writs, and all didn ' t dis- courage him. The struggle with the Chem department second class year — even that didn ' t discourage him. One might almost say that he was determined to get through. It is a treat to watch him in the gym or on the tennis court. His brilliant work both places have distinguished him as a versatile performer in sport. He also deserves a letter for good and ardent service at Cullum Hall. He is that kind of woman hater which drags every week he ' s not in con. As for being nonchalant — a Murad would only be in the way. Gymnasium (4-3-2-1); Monogram (2) ; Tennis (4-3-2-1) ; Captain Ten- nis (1); Minor " A " (2); Goat Football Team (2); A.B. ' ■ i Page One Hundred Seventy-nine Leonard Daniel Henry Topton, Pennsylvania Fourteenth District, Pennsylvania THIS fellow Henry is something of a marksman. On the pistol range he stood, with an unflinching eye and a steady hand, accurately placing his shots in the vicinity of the target — seldom through it. Do you wonder that we call him " Deadeye " ? Leonard ' s air of studied indifference is misleading. Such apparent nonchalance as his is scarcely ever attained. The pose is quite convenient, however, for in this military game, a sensitive and conscien- tious man is continually imposed upon. Not so Deadeye. Occasionally he is aroused to a state of rather stupendous verbosity, but he is seldom fundamentally disturbed. His protective armor of a go-to-the-devil attitude is a formidable barrier to a casual acquaintance, but within it there is a spring of spontaneous amiability that is diametrically opposed to his recalcitrant moods. Regulations are rather boresome to Deadeye. He doesn ' t know just what to do about them. We are inclined to be- lieve that he ' ll formulate a few of his own, and then live the vigorous life. Football (4-3-2-1); MTrestling (4- 3); Lacrosse (4-3-2-1); Gun Club Arthur Raster Hercz Chicago, Illinois Ninth District, Illinois AN olive-tinted face, a pair of dark brown eyes, and a serious expres- sion. This is the usual Hercz appear- ance. A shy, gentle smile, a lovable disposition, and we have Art. Turn-out writs without number, taken and passed, make him noteworthy. " Are you turned out, Mr. Dumbjohn. ' See Mr. Hercz. He ' s been through them all. " A cool, level head keeps him march- ing straight for whatever goal he selects. His friendships are close and undemon- strative, yet plentiful. One cannot call him coldly conservative, neither is he over-exuberant. Rather, in him we find the perfea blend of emotion and com- mon sense. In Hercz we may expect to find the officer adored by his troops. Quiet until called upon to speak, direct and to the point, and a kindly manner; all these will endear him to his men. And, as he has for four years been kind in his dealings with everyone, so will his kindly manner follow him through the Service. Hundredth Night Construction Page One Hundred Eighty Dean Ambrose Herman Salt Lake City, Utah Senatorial, Utah DEAN has been right near the center of activity for so long now that it has become a fixed habit. He caught the habit when he was president of his class out in Utah, he kept it up at Marion institute, and as soon as he came here he took up a busy existence of company cl erking, working for the Howitzer and helping out anybody who was in a pinch. The advertising in this book is one of the small jobs he has accomplished and it is because of his hard work and per- sistence that that seaion has contributed so much to the Howitzer of 1931. Herman ' s temper is almost traditional around here. He is one of the few men who has had the same roommates for four years and is still on speaking terms with them. Those of us who know Herman value his friendship highly and sincerely hope that we may stay on his " active list " of friends. Howitzer (4-3-2-1); Pointer (4); Pistol (J-2-1); Wrestling (4) Curtis James Herrick Warren, Minnesota Ninth District, Minnesota SOME men seek happiness in grasping the world by its poles and turning it to suit their wishes; others prefer to turn with the world, take life as they find it, and find contentment through quiet phi- losophy. Herrick belongs to this class. He does not attempt to alter conditions, but rather, he accepts them as they are and (in truth) likes them so. Herrick is a man whose innate com- placency others may do well to emulate, even as it has — perhaps — been a cause of their envy. It is indeed bitter to hunt the last lonely tenth, hoard each single demo — only to see the optimism, the non- chalance of this man! Herrick is not an extremist. He ad- heres to a policy of fixed, uneffusive good-humor. The day before a leave finds him beaming, of course; but even on the bluest Monday in January he is still cheerful. What a man! What a man! 1 Page One Hundred Eighty-one TeRRENCE R. J. HiCKEY Detroit, Michigan Second District, Michigan ACCORDING to the Department of Law, we automatically lost our right of personal liberty when we entered upon our careers as Cadets. Unwelcome as our restrictions have been, very few of us have ever had the courage to stand up and fight for our lost rights. Not so Hickey! Well do we know of the cons and grueling tours he has served in de- fense of freedom — freedom of speech and of action. Ted has been our martyr in the struggle for a more complete democracy. We do not present Hickey as the sole exponent of our cause — there have been others, but they have left our ranks. Nor shall we treat him as the Spartans treated the warrior who survived Thermopylae. We honor his indomitable spirit, for he met superior numbers upon their own ground, received hard blows, and re- turned from battle — with his shield. Football (4); Track (4); A.B. Eugene William Hiddleston Minneapolis, Minnesota Second District, South Dakota HE comes from way out in Minnesota where men are men and all that. His chief interest in life outside of aca- demics and candy is biography. He has the best biographical library in the corps, and an astounding knowledge of the lives of great men. In yearling summer camp he decided he did not want the Cavalry, nor have the years since changed his mind in the least. He prefers to consider this the Motor Age. If he ever goes to hops he goes in disguise for the most confirmed hopoids have never seen him dragging or stag- ging. On the other hand he should get a merit badge for perfect attendance at the movies. He is a consistent man. Just as he is thorough in his work and in the pursuit of his hobbies, he is thorough in his friendships. He is the kind of a class- mate to have. lOfle Marksman: Pistol Marksman; Sergeant ( 1 ) Page One Hundred Eighty-two Louis V. Hightower Winnsboro, Texas Third District, Texas RED hair, blue eyes and a solid, chop- ping-block figure; that ' s his appear- ance. To that add a quizzical tilt of the head, a look of " Is that so? Well, I once knew a queer bird — , " and you have a picture of Tex. Pipe lines, hoop- snakes, radio stations, Mexican revolu- tions; they ' re all in the Hightower work- day. His enjoyment of a good yarn is equaled only by his pleasure in spinning a better one. Capability marks him in everything. Two days ' concentration, a casual " off to the war, " and Plebe turnout writs were safely in the past. That same thorough- ness is evident in his treatment of Plebes, as a combat with the Three Majors proved. A wee femme can vouch for his air of neatness and despatch in les affaires d ' amour. To a man who believes in a minimum of effort and a maximum of result, there ' s but one branch. The Coast with is Tex ' s choice. From now on the Hightower clan may be found in the Islands, on any seaboard, or devoting just enough effort in some cit job to keep everything running smoothly for some employer. Fencing (4); ]f ' ' restlmg (4); How- ilzer Representative (2-1); Hun- dredth Night (4-3-2-1); Cadet Play- ers (4); Orchestra (4); Ring and Seal Committee; Fishing Club (1); Gun Club (1) Earle William Hockenberry Bronxville, New York Army THEY press close around him — they lean forward in their chairs — they hang breathlessly on every word. The free and easy voice flows on: " And then, just as we thought we were getting away unnoticed, the big bozo sticks out his jaw at me and growls, ' Lissen ' fella, you ' re not in Bronxville now; this is Hoboken, and I don ' t mean maybe ' . " When Hock spins his yarns, Kaydet ears spring to attention. This boy has color. Personality broke loose and run- ning wild! Three speeds ahead and the speedometer doesn ' t register! Ever been with him on a party? Heard him sing? Watched him dance a solo? Play a lead on the stage? Troubles roll off his back. His suave and easy manner smooths out any situa- tion. He has a gift for making friends — and keeping them. He has a way of being mighty interested in you and in what you have to say. We like him. Hundredth Night ( 2 ) ; Manager Gymnasium ( 1 ) ; Song Leader ( 1 ) ; Vice-President Dialectic Society ( 1 ) ; Rifle Expert; Sergeant (1) V Page One Hundred Eighty-three II Arthur Hamilton Hogan New Haven, Connecticut Senatorial, Connecticut THIS New Haven lad is every bit as Irish as his name implies. It speaks for itself in his actions as in his eyes, for Art lives his life guided by himself and no one else. Even during Plebe year he adhered to this independence — to the dis- comfiture of many a serious-minded, con- fearing upperclassman. There is an old saying (about to be exploded) that goes " Know a man by his hobby. " Art is an ardent golfer — and a good one — but, somehow, " golfer " doesn ' t describe him. The most Irish thing one can imagine about a golf game is the string of endearing terms in which the player might address the ball as he shoots from a trap. Some day, not far distant, we shall meet Hogan again. Our first notice will be the words " Pal, say Pal! " We shall expect him to greet us like a true Hiber- nian: if he ' s peeved, he ' ll look just ornery mad ; if happy, he ' ll seem to own the world. Robert Perkins Holland Scarsdale, New York Honor School A BABY-FACED lad with a ready grin — one who can turn a chance remark into a back-hand quip as neatly as you please. Just as you are patting yourself on the back for having pulled a neat bit of snappy conversation — slap! • — and it snaps back like a busted cable. That ' s the tough part of these boys, you don ' t know what to expect. Bob wisely prefers horses to femmes, on the assumption that a horse gives you an even break. And there ' s a bare pos- sibility that he is right. He would rather sit in a puddle watching for ducks than eat strawberry ice cream. To tell the truth. Bob is a lover of the large open spaces, mosquitoes and yellow jackets not- withstanding. Graduation furlo should find him stalking wildcats with a bean- blower, or catching bass with his hands. However, the chances are that he will spend it holding a poodle on his lap, and cooing slush into a shell-pink ear. He hasn ' t been gotten yet — but when he is gotten, how he will be got ! Polo (4-3-2); Honor Committee; Gun Club; B.A.; A.B.; Acting Cor- poral ( 3 ) ; Corporal ( 2 ) ; Lieutenant (1); Supply Sergeant (1) { I Page One Hundred Eighty-four ■I Warren Harlan Hoover Washington, Distria of Columbia Nevada A BUNDLE of energy and a flash of TNT would piaure Hoover better than any biography. He ' s capable, quick and deft, his clear, clipped speech shows a valuable characteristic — precision — ac- tion is his forte; no red comforter for Warren. Hours at golf, at tennis, on the Hudson in a canoe, these show the trend of his hfe. In short, he ' s clear-cut. Kindliness is another Hoover trair. Although by no means a Pollyanna, he ' d rather praise than criticize. And, with- out being a back-slapper, he is a genial soul. Effusiveness has no place in his make up, yet a spirit of cordiality is always apparent. We don ' t know where we ' ll meet him again, but we are certain to find, in that indefinite future rendezvous, a warm wel- come. Hundredth Night (3-2-1) ; Gun Club ( 1 ) ; Pistol Sharpshooter H. Parks Houser, Jr. Perry, Georgia Twelfth District, Georgia HE has a hot temper and plenty of what it takes to stand behind one. He has a lot of friends, and he ' s never failed to stand behind one of them either. He does not like dirty stories, nor does he like barber-shop harmony. - If you want to know where they have the best people and live the right kind of life, ask Parks. Or you can take his word for it by proxy — " Down in Geor- gia. " He knows all about Georgia peaches and can sing the praises of one certain peach back in Perry by the hour. And how that boy worries about the peach market on days when the mail man gives him the cold shoulder. Natural possession of a most pleasing personality and a whole-hearted gener- osity, Parks is one of the best mixers we know of. He owes no man, barring Lt. Smyser, who taught him his arm swing. May all the little Housers be just like heir dad. ' Nuff said. Hi Page One Hundred Eishty-five Charles Edward Nason Howard, Jr. Washington, District of Columbia Twenty-ninth District, Pennsylvania SOMEWHERE back in kid days he was named " Budge. " We ' ve never been able to comprehend the significance of the cognomen, but we accepted the name as we accepted the man — without ques- tion. Budge steals hearts, masculine and feminine, with his soft voice, his unaf- fected, modest manner and his bashful smile. An appealing wistfulness marks him as the dreamer, but we know of things he has done; things that most men dream of doing. These biographies will tell of stirring tales and will picture strong characters. A sketch of Budge Howard will describe no stories of great adventure, and his innate modesty reveals rather than hides a vivid personality. He obtrudes him- self seldom; it is only at Parade when the " E " Co. guidon moves to the front and center, that we see Howard place himself in the limelight. On such occa- sions he moves with a dignity and pre- cision that belies the easy-going appear- ance of the man we know, depend upon and admire. Hundredth Night (4-1); Modern Penthalon (4-3); Swimming (3); Rifle Marksman: Pistol Marksman; Gun Club (1) Anthony Sherwood Howe Pelham Manor, New York New York City TONY is one of those unfortunate in- dividuals who take life seriously. At first glance one would say that he had spent an impressionable youth in the stern and rocky hills of New England, but such are the misconceptions of first im- pressions. Actually, he left behind him the frills and fripperies of Manhattan! Serious application has its rewards, however, and Tony never has had to melt th e midnight tallow during writs. The same energy has placed him well up on the make list. Being spoony has been almost an obsession with him, not from a throat-slitting desire to bone files, but simply because one should be spoony. Like all the other aspects of life, Tony takes his love seriously. Cupid ' s poi- soned slug hits him hard, and rumor hath it that he has been a ready target. At any rate, whenever we wanted the latest quotations on miniatures, Tony was cer- tain to have them. With all his amazing application, he is nevertheless a pleasant and agreeable fellow to have around, which proves that personality is not a matter of wisecracks. Pistol (2-1); Rifle Expert; Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); First Sergeant (1) Page One Hundred Eighty-six Charles N. Howze Marion, Alabama Sixth District, Alabama DID one crave action? To see Howze tear out of lounging costume into beautiful raiment, and charge down upon the stronghold of Mrs. Rogers, would have brought pleasure to the heart of the most ardent sport fan. And speaking of sports — besides Char- lie ' s indisputable skill with the epee in the fencing room, he loved the thrill of hide and seek with the Tac. For ex- ample, it was no uncommon thing to find upon opening the shoe box or Vic- trola, a dainty nest of fresh white gloves that would have made an Easter rabbit green with envy. But he was always just a bit worried about the gloves for he scrupulously avoided the great demo. He is a prime myop, one of our finest, but that has not lessened his powers of perception to any appreciable degree. Perhaps it has even strengthened them, for he has to look harder. At any rate, when a striking and dainty creature looms on the horizon, Charlie is not unaware of the fact, albeit the mere business of being aware of it is not always so satis- faCTory. Football (4); Fencing (4-3-2-1); Minor " A " ; Pistol Marksman; Rifle Sharpshooter: Fishing Club (1); Houitzer Photography Editor (3-2- 1 ) ; First Sergeant ( 1 ) ; Lieutenant (1) Charles Edward Hoy Chicago, Illinois Eighth District, Illinois MORE than one young lady has looked into these big brown eyes and seen the answer to all her dreams. It is not difficult to understand that irre- sistible charm, for his tolerant good na- ture, his complete savoir-faire, and his consideration for his fellows have won him the esteem of his classmates as well as charmed the obstinate sex. For three years we have seen him wrestle the aca- demic department, and have seen that struggle keep him off the football team. He has, however, whipped that depart- ment often enough to win a place on the basketball team, and become captain of baseball. His athletic record certainly needs no apology, and only a perverse goatiness has kept that record from being more brilliant than it is. We ' ll always retain some rather pleas- ant memories of this man, his sizzling throws to second, the antithesis of the proverbially hard-boiled first sergeant, and the surprising " Mistuh Charlie " of Virginia. Baseball (4-3-2-1); Captain Baseball (1); Football (4-3); Basketball (4- 3-2) ; Catholic Choir (4-3-2-1) ; Cor- poral ( 2 ) ; Sergeant ( 1 ) ; First Ser- geant (1) Page One Hundred Eighty-seven ill George Robert Huffman Redlands, California Army GEORGE seems rather lazy in his manner, but somehow he gets things done. When we look at George ambling loose-jointedly across the area we wonder if he will ever get to the place he is headed for. He gets there all right, and usually with time to spare. George likes to sit during evening call to quarters with his eyes half-closed, puffing drowsily on one of his favorite pipes. In this mood he has the appear- ance of being almost asleep, but if you watch closely you can see his mouth spreading into a friendly grin, and there is always a twinkle in his eyes. That means only one thing; George is ready to start an argument, and, if you are not good at arguing, you would do well to agree at once, even if he says the world is flat. — Perhaps it is if he said so. Kaydets and Kaydet femmes all agree that George is " lots of fun. " Here ' s luck, George! Honor Committee ; Election Commit- tee; Boxing (2-1); Rifle Sharp- shooter: Acting Corporal (3); Cor- poral (2); Lieutenant (1) Harold Ambrose Hughes Bloomington, Illinois Army AFEMME once suggested the name " Ambidextrous " as a more appro- priate middle name. Webster defines the word as " Using both hands with equal ease. " No doubt the appellation refers to his versatility — if so she receives a max for the week-end. Life never seems to worry Amby — he glides along on its crest with the ease and surety of a Hawaiian surf-rider, whose tactics he noted during two and a half years with the C. A. C. on Oahu. Amby and his pen are inseparable. In addition to writing music and poetry that fairly drip with emotion, he has written an average of 2.17 letters per day throughout his four years here. As a musician he has tooted his way to popu- larity with the Corps, playing anything from a Jew ' s Harp to a bass horn. If they find Amby too lanky to handle their planes comfortably, his choice is " Coast with " — and if he makes as good an of- ficer and husband as he has a " wife " everything will be " carinoso. " Football (4); Boxing (3-2); Hun- dredth Night (4-3-2-1); Glee Club (4) ; Rifle Sharpshooter; Sergeant (1) Page One Hundred Eighty-eight 1 A Charles Ingram Humber Eaton, Georgia Eighth District, Georgia FROM the wilds of Virginia Beach and other such resorts came Polly, bring- ing with him a sense of humor and the indifference of a true " goat. " Football is his forte, and through the hardest schedules of Army ' s history he has shown the drive and fight of a true Army cap- tain. Nor is Polly ' s line work restricted to the gridiron only. Nay, the potency of his soft, southern drawl has made many a fair damsel quake, tremble and cry: " Hold! — enough! " He left serenely on furlough but came back not so serenely. Pale colored let- ters were wafted in with unceasing regu- larity, along with the stacks of fan mail that were the curse of many a plebe mail- dragger. The fan mail was nonchalantly tossed aside, but the letters of various hue really worried him. Football captain, star twirler on the baseball squad, " star gazer " (with com- pany) on the balcony, piano mover and general roustabout. That may give you a vague idea of our subjea ' s versatility, popularity and all-round ability. Baseball (4-3-2-1); Football (4-3- 2-1), Captain (1) ; Kifle Expert; Pis- tol Marksman : Acting Corporal (3) ; Corporal ( 2 ) ; Lieutenant ( 1 ) Howard William Hunter Holyoke, Massachusetts First District, Massachusetts THERE are two ways to please Patsy; they are equally effective. You may either give him a piece of chocolate cake the size of an anvil, or accuse him of being an Irishman. When he is slouched in his chair with a novel in his lap and some indigestible delicacy within easy reach, just say to him: " Ya big Irish mug! " Then he will love you like a brother. Patsy is an inveterate reader. He ab- sorbs a Cosmo, a history text or a fan- tastic poem with equal facility. Given the opportunity, he could live in that romantic atmosphere that only books can create — and be happy there. His heart is of the palpitating variety. We predict that some one of these days it is going to flutter once too often, and Patsy will find himself entwined in the bonds of love. He is too companionable a soul to spend his days in lonely bache- lorhood. Pishing Club (1); Corporal (2); Sergeant ( 1 ) Page One Hundred Eighty-nine David William Hutchinson Mineral Point, Wisconsin Third District, Wisconsin EVER a worshipper of athletics, Dave has drawn from them his single maxim code of ethics: " Come what may, be a good sport. " Hutch is a man of decision. He never wavers. He chooses his stand ; then, as though it were his life, he defends it. Like so many of the rest of us, Dave has his great love and his great hate. His ardor in the cause of aviation reflects the adventurous spirit of his sturdy line of Scotch-Irish pioneers. His hate for poetry makes him seem just a trifle more red-blooded than some of the book worms of the first sections in English. In one respect Hutch is a paradox. Al- though, as a rule, he but tolerates the ladies, they consider him a real asset at any hop. Hutch has been singularly successful — he has practiced what he preached. No matter what has happened Hutch has been " a good sport. " Hundredth Night (4-3-2-1); Howit- zer (2-1); Camp Illumination (1); Pistol Marksman; Sergeant (1) 7 John Larimer Inskf.ep McKeesport, Pennsylvania Thirty-third District, Pennsylvania ' npWILL ever be a constant argument J- as to who really was the leader of that famous insurrection, to wit: The Second Whiskey Rebellion. Not to bring up the argument again, but this man was ever a leader, so — John started oflf with a bang in Plebe football, but for some unknown reason he slowed down. In fact he walked the rest of the year. Then he took swim- ming and boxing in his stride, finishing up not with such a bang but with an amazing burst of speed as one of our best bets on the Track Team. All his attention was not turned toward athletics. He liked the " Talkies " and after leaving the English Dept. holding the bag for a change, became outrageously high ranking in academics. And as for Adam ' s Rib or Ribs — blondes (always blondes), dancers, hoop rollers (Welles- ley please note) and what not (but al- ways blondes) and a high ambition for that much sought after and tried for Class Cup intrigue him greatly. Football (4) ; Swimming (4-3) Minor Sports " A " ; Boxing (2) Track (3-2-1); Acting Corporal (3) Corporal ( 2 ) ; Lieutenant ( 1 ) Page One Hundred Ninety if Michael Martin Irvine Minneapolis, Minnesota Tenth District, Minnesota FOUR years ago, during Beast Barracks, Mike told us about a girl back home, and, believe it or not, he is still telling us about the same girl. Of course, Mike is awfully fickle ! During Yearling year the Plebes all firmly believed Mike was a big Indian Chief from way out west. The Big Indian was using an Irish name as an alias — to keep from frightening children. Irvine has never known the wabbly sensation of being a goat. Academics have never fazed him except as he has helped some of the dimmer bulbs to shine in mathematics. One of his crowning achievements was his masterful management of the " G " Co. inter-murder cross-country team. If you don ' t believe it look it up in the Spalding Sport Library, or, better still, ask Mike! Mike has always been tolerant and helpful and equally full of fun. He is the kind of a man we want to meet again and again in the service. Hundredth Night (2); Rifle Marks- man; Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) William Harris Isbell, Jr. Nashville, Tennessee Nineteenth Senatorial District, Tennessee BORN in Texas and raised in Ten- nessee Bill is replete with the rich traditions and pride of the Old South. We envy Bill ' s pedigree, but that isn ' t all — just ask him about the derivation of his name! Yearling year brought a subject which Bill swore wasn ' t susceptible to reason: namely. Descriptive Geometry. However, in a little extra Christmas session with the math department. Bill preserved his repu- tation for " figurin ' things out. " The irresistible lure of one of Tennes- see ' s belles drew him home second class Christmas; he returned an ardent advo- cate of love as being the most wonderful thing in the world. To the runts Bill is affeaionately known as " Izzy, " as a worshipper of the better things in life, as an interesting conversationalist and as a true-blue frienc Our best wishes follow him into the " C " Squad Track; " B " Squad Box- ing; Pistol Sharpshooter; Rifle Marks- Page One Hundred Ninety-one Irving William Jackson Lawrence, Massachusetts Seventh District, Massachusetts JACK came to us from the wilds of Massachusetts. Possibly this would be more appropriate if he came from Wyoming, but nevertheless it seems to be the traditional way to begin a biog- raphy — and, if we can believe all we hear, there are some pretty wild doings even in old Mass. As a Plebe he was put in " F " Co., but as a First Classman he should have been in " A " Co. at least. However, he stayed with us and we are glad that he did. During the Virginia trip he became famed as a gun pointer and as a searcher after pulchritude at the summer school at Williamsburg. However, where most of us just searched. Jack found. He must have a dreadful line because he had to beat them (the girls) back. Such popu- larity must be deserved. Entering on his last year at the Acad- emy he was still undecided, as were the rest of us, as to which branch to take. However, he will do well in any one. JOfle (4-3-2-1) ; Boxing (2-1) ; Hun- dredth Night (4-3-2-1); Camp Illu- mination; Rifle Expert; Pistol Marks- man ; Sergeant ( 1 ) Richard Li-:e Jewett Lincoln, Nebraska At Large XTTELL, well — good ole descript! " VV Such were the words of Jewer ' s everlasting battle-cry. One can scarcely appreciate the true essence of these words if he cannot see the exuberance of spirit that is Jewer ' s. His personality is a veritable dispensary of cheerfulness. We do not mean to picture a male Polly- anna. If there be gloom in the air, he will not enter as a little ray of sunshine, but as a brother in arms, ready to ex- pound his theories on the futility of existence. A sunny disposition, yes — but he has the taa not to display it at in- opportune times. Nice combination. Whether Jewer is making a plate in Drawing or merely a poop-sheet for a boat, he exercises most meticulous care. It seems that doing any little thing better than anyone else bothers to do it is an integral part of this engineer ' s code. He comes from a soldier family, and so it is quite natural that the military appeals to him. It follows that he has been sin- gularly successful. Stars (4-3-2); Engineer Team; Pointer (3-2); Associate Editor, Pointer (1) ; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1) Page One Hundred Ninety-two i Robert D. Johnson Bristol, Tennessee Army THE Right Honorable Robert Daniel Davis Ferrier Boone Johnson, Esquire, has little of our sympathy. He is one of those foolish laddies who coach, tutor and play football, with writs, deficient grades, and a lame leg staring him in the face. Then, in spite of the best of prophecies, albeit silent ones, he goes and lands himself on the top of the heap, anyway. What can you do with a man like that? In his spare time he does little. Out- side of a three or four-mile walk, several sets of tennis, a round or two of golf, or an hour ' s swimming, he sleeps away his afternoons. In his affeaions, sleep has only one rival, and that one is Ear. Only two things does he hate with all the ardor of his manly soul. Academics and Cold. Cold to Bob is any degree of thermal agitation lower than 85° Fahren- heit. This aversion was contraaed in Panama, and our best wishes go with him to that land of jungles, bananas, canals, and the C. A. C. Football (4-3); Basketball (4); Pis- tol Sharpshooter; Rifle Marksman; Acting Corporal ( 3 ) ; Corporal { 2 ) ; Sergeant ( 1 ) Samuel E. Jones New Castle, Kentucky Seventh District, Kentucky OUT of the wild backwoods of Ken- tucky came this long, lean moun- taineer. He appeared at West Point one cold day during Plebe Christmas to join the Class of 1930, from which we, in our turn, received him. Silent as the moun- tains from which he came, Sam was as- signed to " L " Co. From January to June of Plebe year, but little is known of Sam ' s life. The hospital, with its innumerable advantages, was too alluring for the foundling to overlook. Upon his return to duty, his classmates, quick to note his slow move- ments, dubbed him " the Kentucky Flash. " His motto, " Live and let live, " has long been his standard. He proved himself, however, quick to make friends, for he has a host of them in the Corps. Sam is a good man and a potential excellent officer. Although he is slow in movement, his resolute determination more than makes up for his lazy spells. Polo (3); Football Manager (1); Gun Club; Fishing Club; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Ser- geant (1) ' » 1 Page One Hundred Ninety-three Wilbur Stone Jones Wheeling, West Virginia Senatorial, West Virginia FAR into the realm of empiricism one needs go to explain the admixture of disciplinary inaptitude, mental genius and social propriety that make up the cocky young adjutant with his cap on the back of his head — Bill Jones. In all the superficial things the lad is superficially excellent — because he has a level head and a good brain on which to build. The same Bill Jones that drives the first sections is the one that has .strolled often our graveled pavilion, en- joyed his Saturday afternoon tete-a-tetes at Vassar, and steals your butter in the rness hall. The past is the past with Bill Jones, quite spotless, too. The present he wor- ries about, and he lives in the future. The only stains he might have accumu- lated should be found on his fingers from contact with myriad pies in which he has puddled — but those stains show not — for with a thousand irons in a thousand fires, the lad has yet to burn his fingers. Roy K. Kauffman Saint Louis, Missouri Missouri National Guard T HE regulations of the Military Acad- emy forbid a cadet to marry; they place no bans upon engagements. Roy has been in love with and engaged to the same girl for five years. Quite a record — Yes. ' We feel that such constancy should be rewarded with nothing less than a June wedding and the C. A. C. A perennial goat, he was one of Pop Swartwood ' s splendid warriors who de- feated the engineers. Roy has no love for academics but he feels justly prouci of his ability to speak their languages, of his laurels in chemistry, and that he is a finished draftsman. He is a genius at starting rumors, and can make a good story out of nothing. Being from the land of varnished water- melons, his favorite sport is cork -ball, but he is rapidly becoming a golf fiend. He is light hearted, good natured and of a generous disposition. He will make a good officer and a good husband. Howitzer (4) ; Rifle Marksman; Pis- tol Marksman; Goat Football (2); Fishing Club ( 1 ) ; Hundredth Night (1) Page One Hundred Ninety-jour Arthur Raphael Kerwin, Jr. Hollywood, California Army " CALIFORNIA— here I come! " V Hollywood waits breathlessly — even a premiere couldn ' t cause such ex- citement. The tall young man, still a bit sooty from " those damn eastern trains, " leers at the fainting movie queens and jauntily descends to the platform, where one knee promptly folds up like a jackknife. " Bad for a guy, this sittin ' down for four or five days, " he mutters as he dusts his trousers carefully with a bright blue-bordered handkerchief. Such, we believe, would be a more or less ac- curate description of Kerwin ' s homecom- ing. Four years in the rocky highlands haven ' t changed Scoofer ' s idea that " Cali- forn-i-ay " is God ' s own front yard, or his back yard too, for that matter. Nor has this almost interminable sojourn changed his opinion that " all this work is hard on a man. " It took nearly two years to get Scoofer into the Academy and, according to his own sworn belief, it has aged him ten getting through. To him every writ has been a potential zero, and every 2.0 a mistake. Not a bad philosophy at that — disap- pointment is necessarily rare. Choir (3-2-1); Hop Manager (3); Polo (4-3); Tennis (2-1); Minor " A " (1); Rifle Sharbshooter; Pistol Expert James Irvine King Croydon, Indiana Third District, Indiana LACROSSE has been aptly described as a game " where you run like hell for the privilege of getting hit on the head with a snowshoe. " Be that as it may, all we have to say is that one Jimmy King wields a mean snowshoe. The give and take aspect of lacrosse very evidently appeals to Jimmy, and the fact that he usually manages to give more than he takes may very possibly have a bearing on his preference for the game. Jimmy was proud of his virgin sleeve for three long and momentous years, and then the Tacs came to life and tacked on some chevrons. He was chagrined, for a while. Such things, according to his philosophy, are to be accepted with stoic mien, and not pondered about. Here is one of those rare unassuming lads to whom sincerity is a prime virtue, and, since sincerity is akin to love, it was inevitable that Jimmy should come under the spell of the Grand Passion. May Jimmy ' s future offspring follow the pater- nal instincts. Basketball (4); Lacrosse (4-3-2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman ; First Sergeant ( 1 ) Page One Hundred Ninely-fiie Carl William Kohls Milwaukee, Wisconsin Senatorial, Wisconsin CARL acquired the name of " Pug " while in Beast Barracks because of an encounter with one of the Detail. This handle has been very fitting for he is unusually fiery at times. Nevertheless beneath his quick-to-the-draw nature he has a warm heart, and he is true to his friends. Always a jovial companion, he often forgets that he is old enough to vote. Having had " pains " himself, he likes to poke other people who have them. Ladies have great influence on " Pug, " for when properly inspired he becomes ambitious to a fault. Now, he is exceed- ingly pleased with one, who is quite cliarming. His abounding generosity is displayed by his apparently inexhaustible supply of sicags for his friends. " Pug " bones lots of fiction which may account for his Southern accent. Another doughboy goes forth. Football (4-3); Choir (3-2-1); Pis- tol Sharpshooter: Rifle Marksman Orrin Charles Krueger Buffalo, New York Forty-first District, New York FROM the sauerkraut mills of Buffalo, Ockie came to West Point, filled with the desire to prove two things to the cruel, hard Army: first, that they teach little boys to play basketball in Buffalo, and second, that love can withstand the four-year stretch that wrecks so many promising romances. It didn ' t take long to prove the first — the ball hit the old ring too often. And as for the second, well, wedding bells are ringing within a very few days after graduation, and fur- thermore, it ' s the same girl ! What more do you want? Ockie refuses to be annoyed by such trivialities as Academic Departments. Such astounding lack of interest as his in the search for knowledge is rare. He is perfectly willing to let others get fa- miliar with Ohm ' s Law, provided that he has an opportunity to captain his bas- ketball team to victory. After all, it ' s the gory, fighting spirit that wins the battles. Cross Country (4-3-2-1); Captain, Cross Country (1); Basketball (4-3- 2-1); Co-Captain Basketball (1); A.B. Page One Hundred Ninety-six • Walter Krueger, Jr. Washington, District of Columbia Fifth District, Georgia THE 5th Co. plebes were praaicing guard duty. A detail approached a sentinel who asked, " Who ' s there? " The leader, with fine insolence, replied: " Ben- nie Havens and six cohorts! " Thus did Bennie Krueger achieve momentary dis- tinction — and a lasting nickname. An extraordinary word is, to a verbose person, a thing of delight. He rolls it upon his tongue with apparent relish, and seems to say, " Now assimilate that if you are able! " Far be it from us to intimate anything but — well, perhaps enough has been said. Bernouilli ' s career here has been a va- ried one. First he wore stars, and then he didn ' t. Chevrons came, were rudely removed, and then restored. He is a charter member of the Myopic Club, an eminence that is not to be ignored. Long- suffering is he — his resistance to feminine wiles is praaically nil. Desire but sel- dom appeased, one gathers, but his is a persevering soul. Likable, Bennie is. Just where he ' ll end is a perplexing question. Baseball (4); Assistant Manager ( 2 ) ; Boxing ( 3 ) ; Engineer Football Squad (2); Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher (2-1); A.B.: Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Ser- geant (1) Lester LeRoy Kunish Manitowac, Wisconsin Sixth District, Wisconsin HERE is a man with a real sense of humor and a true sense of propor- tion. Kutie sees the funny side of every- thing and takes all things as a matter of course. Therefore he is calm, doesn ' t bother about griping, and can get along with anybody. Nobody has ever seen him get upset and start crying about the injustices of life and fate. Not even when he broke his leg at soccer did we hear a sound from him. His chronic good nature and well-known good looks won for him the name of " Kutie. " He is fundamentally a good soldier: neat, accurate, and efficient. Reticence and dignity restrain him from casualness in his friendships, but make his com- panionship all the more valued. The fairness of his judgment and the stead- fastness of his decisions have made him many friends, friends that will last through a career which we know is going to be a success. Page One Hundred Ninety-seven Chester Lavaughn Landaker Clinton, Missouri Sixth District, Missouri FOR genuine hard work, devotion to duty and general all around a bility we have in Chester a man who has com- manded, and will always command, the greatest respect and admiration of his classmates. Quiet, reserved and unobtru- sive " Chet " has won for himself a posi- tion that marks him as a worthy member of ' 31. To obtain his views on dragging and P-sing in general, one need but recall the time during yearling summer camp when he was ordered to attend a hop. He has chosen rather to improve his mind, and with such results! Steadily, year by year, he has climbed to the heights of aca- demic glory, and as a reward his fondest ambition seems to be realized ; namely, that of making the " Engineers. " To " Chet " we wish all of the luck in the world and leave him with the assur- ance that we shall eventually see his name inscribed high upon the cliffs of great engineering achievement. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Stars ( 2 ) ; Tenth Squad ( 1 ) ; Gun Club ( 1 ) ; Acting Corporal ( 3 ) ; Corporal ( 2 ) ; Supply Sergeant ( 1 ) ; First Sergeant ( 1 ) Richard Hanna Lane Gibson City, Illinois Seventeenth District, Illinois DICK isn ' t lazy. He simply has a chronic case of voluntary inertia. He can be urged on to physical exertion though, if he is sure that blissful repose awaits him at the end of his efforts. Richard is a proponent of that comforting theory that one always does better work under pressure at the last moment. The results he achieves are singularly con- vincing arguments in favor of his theory, too. Even in his relations with the fair ones Dick demonstrates that indifference is the greatest attracting power. One never hears this youth extol his natural aptitude for the solution of Eucli- dean mysteries nor the versatile facileness of his pen. Rather he would have us look to him as the paragon of all things worldly — a connoisseur of tumultuous modernity and life for the living thereof — a cynic of no small powers. But alas, too familiar is the old saying which starts " You can take a boy out of the country, but — " Dick won ' t let things military confine his ways. He needs a wide field in which to exploit his talents. Page One Hundred Ninety-eight Pkrcy Hotspur Lash, II. Richmond, Virginia Third District, Virginia YOU can always tell a man from Vir- ginia — but you can ' t tell him much. " Hotsy " — " Hotsplash " to his admirers — wears his look of extreme unction well; for four years he has striven to inculcate upon West Point the " cultuah of de ole Souf, suh! " Our playboy ' s first blow came early: an untutored barbarian from the wilds innocently queried if " cutting in " was permitted at Cullum. Percy de- murred, adding that one always " broke " at Buckroe Beach. A natural actor, " Larkspur " gives his most difficult impersonation — that of a heavy lover — much as Hampden does " Cyrano, " quantitatively speaking. His search for Nirvana led to foreign climes, where French reception to Scotch thrift rent asunder another of youth ' s illusions. Back to the fold staggered a man who had drained life ' s cup. No more was he the lighthearted Percy of old, but rather a man with a purpose, weighted down by the cares of the ages. May he find a Utopia for two upon a second looie ' s pittance. Gymnasium (4-3-2) ; Tennis (3-2- 1); Howitzer (4-3-1); Pointer (4-3- 2-1); Cadet Plays (3); Hundredth Night (4-3-2-1) ; Tenth Squad (2-1) ; Color Lines (3) ; Pistol Sharpshooter: Rifle Marksman: Acting Corporal ( 3 ) ; Corporal ( 2 ) ; Lieutenant ( 1 ) Dick Hunter Lawson Nowata, Oklahoma Senator Harreld, Oklahoma IT ' S an old, old story. How often have we seen men overflowing with enthu- siasm to get something done, and doing nothing but clutter the atmosphere with a surplus of verbosity while the quiet, unassuming fellow does all the work. Lawson doesn ' t say much about what he is going to do, but he accomplishes a great deal by diligent application and no flourishes. That is what really makes the wheels go ' round, you know. Is it Art that is supposed to be a fickle goddess? Let us hope that she will be good to Dick, because drawing holds un- told interest for him. With infinite pa- tience he painstakingly makes his plates, and whether they are for the satisfaction of the Drawing Department or the Pointer staff, or just for his own amuse- ment, each will show the same careful work. The lure of the feminine is a negli- gible quantity so far as he is concerned. Some day he may take the trouble to look for a girl of his own, but somehow we rather doubt it. Class Ring and Seal Committee (4- 3-2-1); Pointer Art Editor (1); Howitzer Art Editor (l); Rifle and Pistol Marksman Page One Hundred Ninety-nine 1 i n,. , ' ? Eznv . ► John Edward Leary El Paso, Texas At Large THREE generations of Learys have trod the plain here at West Point before John, and it was only natural that he should carry on the tradition. Per- haps he knew a little too much about West Point before he came here, but it has not affected his outlook on life one whit. John has limited his sphere of activity to two fields — the swimming pool (and of course Delafield) and Cullum Hall. It is a toss-up as to where John is more at home. The faa remains, however, that he is one of Army ' s best fancy divers, and if appearances are not deceiving, the runt ' s nominee for Army ' s champion dancer. At least, no one here is old enough to ever recollect a hop that was not enhanced by his presence. He is the despair of all would-be keen-filers, but this immunity perhaps renders him less sympathetic for those not so adept at pro- tecting their own interests. Swimming (4-3-2-1); Hundredth Night (1); A.B.;Choir (4-3-2-1); Sergeant (1) Robert Merrill Lee Augusta, Maine Third District, Maine SMOKY ' S first impression of West Point was that the life was going to be too easy, and tend to turn a hard- working farmer-boy into a softy. Getting up at six o ' clock was just like wasting the greater part of the day. However, it soon became apparent that there were other considerations. After the first session of writs was over. Smoky decided there was nothing to worry about, and he has stead- fastly refused to worry ever since. First call for inspection can usually find him leisurely shining his brass, or breaking out trou. " There is no such word as perturba- tion in the Lee vocabulary. Femmes are another simple matter with Bob. " Aw — let them do the worrying — I can ' t bother about it. " And that ' s the funny part about it — darned if they don ' t become a bit disturbed. Yet with all this ability to take life as it comes, Bob still thinks that raising cows is the best occu- pation in the world. Well, maybe it is. After all there is something subtle about a cow . Football (4-2); Boxing (3); Base- ball (4) ; Choir (4-3) ; Sharpshooter, Rifle, Pistol; Comf any Pointer Repre- sentative (4-3) ; Gun Club (1) ; Ser- geant (1) Page Two Hundred I u Earle Bradford Leeper Jackson, Tennessee Eighth District, Tennessee THE sun declined. Long shadows crept across the Plain. A bugle blared. The bells hurled forth their chal- lenges. Five minutes — four minutes — one minute — ASSEMBLY ! And through it all, the inert figure stirred not beneath the covers — no sound disturbed the al- cove ' s deepening shadow save a power- ful and rhythmic purring. " Cadet Leeper is absent, sir. " The Corps marched off to supper. A Q. M. cot verdant, a white pillow croissant, upon a field of red comforter rampant, with " Vanderbilt ' s gain is our loss " couchant — behold the most fitting coat of arms yet rendered. However, this portrays but one phase of a many-sided charaaer. Here is a man of no small enthusiasms. Just ask his opinion on those fair creatures that visit us occasionally. Then his enthusi- asm ceases to be small — it is praaically unbounded. Why should this be so? Simply because it could not be otherwise. He was born that way. Polo (4-3-2); Wrestling (4-1) Irving Lehrfeld Brooklyn, New York Sixth District, New York A MAN who can charge, sprint, and weave his way thru a maze of husky fellows, each armed with a stick that can be very obtrusive, and then with a quick thrust shoot a tiny rubber ball into the small opening of a lacrosse goal, evi- dently is a man of no mean physical skill and one possessed of a deal of mental poise and perception. And this chap employs this little trick of dodging and evading, not only on the lacrosse field, but also in that struggle that each Kaydet wages with the academic department. Lehrfeld has often skipped under the hammer wielded by our benignant pro- fessors and has very adroitly avoided, with only a few scars to tell of the en- counter, that devastating scythe marked " foundation. " It seems not only plausible, but logi- cal that man possessed of the knack of dodging the impending calamities of this existence should find a deal of pleasure, a bit of success, and possibly a plate of milk and honey. Hockey (4); Lacrosse (4-3-2-1); Major " A " Lacrosse ( 2 ) ; Monogram Lacrosse ( 3 ) ; Pistol Marksman Page Tuo Hundred One Roy Luttrell Leinster Raleigh, North Carolina Eighth District, North Carolina THAT once popular ditty, " Crying for the Carolines, " expresses Roy ' s out- look on life and his reaction to West Point. He dreams incessantly of return- ing to his Southern belles, but has been prevented by a lack of coordination be- tween himself and the Taaical depart- ment. Conscientious almost to a fault, his appalling total of demos is somewhat of a paradox. Roy ' s athletic ability lies in our na- tional pastime. He plays with a dash which arises from sheer enjoyment rather than from serious study of the game. In a social way, Roy more than holds up his head — despite the fact that he falls in love with the regularity of an eight-day clock. Week-end leaves are a boon to Roy, for every now and then he clicks off a month in less than nine. First to take a week-end and always the last one back. Baseball (4-3); Soccer (A) t Raymond Taylor Lester Danville, Kentucky Senatorial, Kentucky IN the state of Kentucky there is born and reared a species of men popularly known as " Hill Billies. " Les likes to be accosted as " Hill Billy, " but we rather doubt if he is actually one of the tribe. But if we guess correctly, his ancestors once fought in his native hills, and gave Les something that marks him as being pretty much all man. Les has been known to work very hard when the necessity arose, but he scarcely makes a practice of it. Bridge seems to furnish him a maximum of amusement with a minimum of exertion, and so his plaintive call for partners almost every afternoon. Occasionally he allows him- self the luxury of dreaming dreams. Les realizes that it is a rather futile thing to do, but that doesn ' t deter him any more than it does the rest of us. His thoughts invariably turn to a home, a wife and a little Les. Can ' t you see what a substan- tial sort of a man Les is? This army may hold Ray Lester. If it does, we are certain that he will be " a first-class fighting man. " Pistol Expert ■ n Page Two Hundred Two f 1 Maynard Norwood Levenick Madison, Wisconsin Third District, Wisconsin THE man who once said that the most beautiful thing about Geneva, Swit- zerland, was the way it carried you back to Madison, Wisconsin, was no hot-air artist. Lev said it — with conviction. If he admits he is in love with Wisconsin it is certainly the only affair that he does not take casually. To drift thru after- noons casually and be an effortless clown in your waking hours is an art. To per- mit the ladies to flit casually by is the epitome of it. For Lev football and hockey passed in the same manner and he even stepped nonchalantly over the hurdles for his letter. By the time he took up art he had be- come a fair dilettante, but it made no difference. There would be newer fields anon. The all-pervading virtue we owe him, however, is that something inde- finable which belongs to a man who can make friendships with the high, the low, and the intermediate faster than anyone we know. It is no mean virtue. " Track (4-3-2-1); Football (4-2); Hockey (4-3) Cornelius Ardalion Lichirie Mt. Vernon, New York Twenty-fourth District, New York NIETZSCHE once said, " Moral man- kind will some day be replaced by a wise mankind. " Evidently the dawn of that day has arrived. Cornelius, however, we are afraid, was more moral than wise as a plebe — unless those plenteous reports of " smiling in ranks " were occasioned by his standing off on the plane of the Super- man and appreciating the humor in the futile efforts of the upperclassmen to im- press " morals " upon him. " Schmaltz " has always been a firm be- liever in the Socratic school of learning — he asking the questions and daring our instructors to answer. During " Chem, " however, he very graciously did his best to teach the subject to the " P " and to the section as well. His tongue, however, is no more nimble than his feet — a faa evidenced by his four years ' work on the track team, and a certain medallion in the gym, won by Army ' s Shuttle Hurdle relay team at the Penn Relays. Track (4-3-2-1) Page Two Hundred Three Donald Cubbison Little Kansas City, Kansas Second District, Kansas DON came to West Point directly from the University of Kansas, where he played a prominent part in the under- graduate activities as a member of Phi Delta Theta. During his four years here we have seen Don ' s pleasing and aggres- sive spirit place him among the few men of our class who have enjoyed every pos- sible mode of kaydet life. Since plebe year he has been a promi- nent member of the boxing squad, and although his noble and handsome coun- tenance now shows signs of misuse he has plenty of decisions to his credit. Then there is his position as director of the Y. M. C. A. Who else but Don could teach us the rudiments morality and good- ness half so well as he did. ' All this extra-curricular work was sure to have its effect and June found his name high on the list of lieutenants. But all came to naught when the Taaical Department got wind of a certain noaurnal excursion of his on the Virginia trip. His tours gave him a chance for contemplation, and it was evident that he decided that such a slight misfortune should not disturb his naturally good disposition. Football (4-3); Boxi»g (4-3-2-1); Golf (2-1); President, Y. M. C. A. (1); A.B.; B.A.; Engineer Football (2) 4 John Hugh McAleer Buffalo, New York National Guard " ' I HE day returneth " and has brought J- with it a fighter. If Mac ' s rights are in jeopardy or if his body is in dan- ger he stands and takes his blows, but the other side does too. This spirit of daring makes him a fine soldier. His nerve and physical prowess draw the re- spect and admiration of others. This may be accounted for by his Irish blood, perhaps, and for the restless spirit which accompanies it. Cheerfulness is Mac ' s outstanding trait. He is never seen except in a cheerful mood. The whole second Batt. found that out long before the Virginia trip. And appreciative — say, do a good deed for him and he ' ll never forget it. As might be expected, Mac is an excel- lent all round athlete. Football, boxing, cross-country and golf all take his fancy. His record is good in all, but particularly so in golf. In this field he has often gained a well-earned victory for the Army Gray. Football (4-3-2-1); Golf (4-3-2-1); Boxing (4-3-2-1); Minor " A " in Golf Page Two Hundred Four I Clyde Robinson McBride Brooklyn, New York Honor School NO man could be nurtured at the tu- multuous bosom of Mother Brook- lyn and grow up soft. Nor could he run the gauntlet of four years ' tin school regime without becoming slightly case- hardened, slightly disgruntled with things military, and generally craving repose. Consequently it is no wonder we find Mac today the epitome of those virtues which constitute the " reg ' lar feller " — dashing here a principle and here a com- fort in order to maintain this uncon- scious fetish. The " human paradox " would be a good name for him if it did not connote a circus specimen. Here we have the strip- ling belying his age, the purveyor of a dozen interests denying each one lest it lead to that demon — enthusiasm. The reaction to all this should not be that Mac is a mute concoction of refuted principles. He is even as you and I, as they say, prob- ably better. He could not avoid being a lieutenant, hence he is one. He could not conceal a passion for Lacrosse, so he is a co-captain of the varsity. In fact most of the things that he has failed to conceal are those that redound to his credit most. Football (4); Lacrosse (4-3-2-1); Co-Captain of Lacrosse ( 1 ) ; Lieu- tenant (1) James Thomas McClkllan Flora, Mississippi Eighth District, Mississippi MAC is a true southerner. The North- land has not impaired his languor and listless indolence in the least. Al- though sometimes on the verge, he has never been truly pushed and in conse- quence he has drifted through four years without ever " putting out. " Blest with the coordination of mind and muscle that makes the athlete, yet anchored with a lack of ambition, he has confined his efforts to helping win a host of intra- mural cups for the " B " Co. Orderly room. A berth on the goat football team is his other claim to athletic fame A femme in every state of the union is his boast. It ' s not such an idle claim either because his fan mail is enormous. His phenomenal " dis " record has earned him the title " Immaculate Mac. " Or in his own words he is a " spoony file, " a dread of the doughboys and a dash of daring will drive him to the air. And unless he takes a nap in the cockpit there will be another General McClellan some day. Boxing (4) Page Two Hundred Five Camden William McConnell Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania Twenty-seventh District, Pennsylvania MAC is a quiet, unassuming Pennsyi- vanian. He is not noted through- out the Corps for excellence in any one line of endeavor. One does not find his name on all of the Corps squad lists, neither does his name appear upon the list of distinguished Cadets. Mac has taken things as they came. File boning is not in his line. Of course he would like to be driving a Company, or at least a platoon, but it requires diligent work to attain such a position, and Mac does not believe in over-working. The Field Artillery is his chosen branch. He made his choice long ago, and even the most ardent of the Air Corps enthusiasts cannot shake his deci- sion. The mechanical niceties of a plane cannot, in his oninion, be half as inter- esting as a spirited horse, and the roar of the motor is not such music as the bark of a 75. A.B.: Sergeant (1) ' ijr ' Kenneth Adelbert McCrimmon South Haven, Michigan Fourth District, Michigan THIS gentleman ' s perspicacity is amazing. It is the distinguishing fea- ture of an otherwise quiet and unpreten- tious personality. There are a number of men here who realize that Mac ' s thor- ough knowledge of our academic work, combined with his willingness to help them, is the big reason why they are not selling groceries back in the old home town. Mac is almost a complete stranger at the hops ; when he appears it is an event. He is wont to say, " You know, I can ' t see that there is so much in that. " Some- times, we readily admit, he is more than a little bit right. His idea is not the con- sensus of opinion, however. Mac doesn ' t mean to give the girls such a break — he just naturally has never had his interest aroused. May we suggest that some- time, somewhere, ? The frivolous side of Mac ' s nature sel- dom comes to light. He is an earnest person. After all, isn ' t it earnestness that makes a good soldier in this man ' s army? Cros.i Country (4) ; Track (4) ; Goat-Engineer Football ( 2 ) ; Stars (4-3-2-1) Page Two Hundred Six " G ' w John Hugh McGee Minor, North Dakota Third District, North Dakota OD, she was beautiful! " Thus moaned Maggie in his sleep one night, and thereby gave us a glimpse of interests he never mentioned in his wak- ing moments. For Maggie cares not for social pastimes — for hops and teas and crowds and femmes and small talk. He keeps his own counsel, rarely asks for an opinion, and rarely proffers one — al- though he has them upon everything. His interests are either athletic or serious, and the two are happily balanced. In the fall he plays football and, although too small a man to make the " A " squad, he has always been a halfback on the first " B " team. He apparently has a natural affinity for the pugilistic game, and has proved no mean artist at these not-so- caressing punches. The pugnacity and courage displayed by this chap, not only in the ring, but also in his attack on the enigmas presented by the academic department seem indicative of a fortitude that can withstand the vicissitudes of fate. Boxing (3-2-1); Football (3-2) © ♦? Clarence David McGowen Seminary, Mississippi Army MAC has always been one of the more law-abiding citizens. For four years he has locked horns with the well known T. D. with remarkable success — not because he consciously set out to bone efficiency, but merely because it has al- ways been inherent in him to be correct and to do the right thing. Loyalty and conservatism, linked with sound mind and a great open heart which fairly gushes with generosity — is there anything more rare .■ While it is true that femmes as a species present an attraction to Mac, as yet none of the species has succeeded in enslaving the " Mighty ' s " heart. Indeed for two years it was his proudest boast that he had never dragged the same femme to a hop more than once and yet his fan-mail has been a burden to many a mail-dragger. The future — who can predict? Yet it is certain that whether in Army or dvilian career there will always be a place for good old reliable Mac. Boxing (4-3-2-1); Pointer (4-3); Sergeant ( I ) Page Two Hundred Seven Charles Frederick McNair Reading, Pennsylvania At Large MAC is one of those men who possess the ability to be e fficient in their routine duties, yet at the same time command respect from everyone about them. From the very beginning of his career here at West Point Mac performed his work with the most conscientious efforts. Naturally we were not surprised in the least when he was given the com- mand over us during our Plebe Xmas holidays. This honor of " driving the batt " dur- ing our Plebe Xmas did not turn Mac a " file boner " at all. On the other hand we began to appreciate more and more the true greatness of his character. His efficiency continued to win him laurels, not only in the tactical department, but in academics and on the athletic field as well. Snakes have been known to salaam before him with a noticeable air of respect, because somehow his power over men is equally as strong over femmes. Mac has taught us that efficiency is not onerous — that it is possible to be a real yet popular soldier. Swimming (4-3-2-1); Camp Il lumi- nation Committee ( 1 ) ; Tenth Squad (3-2); Acting Corporal (3); Corpo- ral (2) ; Captain (1) A. J. McVea Gonzales, Texas Ninth District, Texas TEXANS are known to be strong, silent men. Our Mac runs true to form. He is hardly as reticent as a sphinx, but he is a close runner-up. In the first few weeks he was given the name Charlie by his classmates. He had to have a name and no one could learn what his real one was. Mac plays bridge and he smokes, but he has no time for women. One or two drags complete the known record of his amours — if such they may be called. No one worries about Charlie ' s secrets any more because we have found that there is plenty about him to induce friendship without knowing more. If we integrate, carefully, within the limits of these four years, we believe the approved solution is this: McVea is a man ' s man and no- body ' s fool. That is enough to know about anyone. ill Page Two Hundred Eight Clifton Lee MacLachlan San Diego, California Army SOMETIMES we stop and stare and wonder at this boy; other times we merely stop and stare. Few of us know him; fewer still understand him. The baffling inconsistencies of this scoffer at convention, this student of philosophy, this laggard at formations, this prodigy in the classroom, this considerate com- rade, this indifferent drillmaster but bril- liant tactician, this curious combination of abounding energy and lethargic pre- occupation, this man who will spend all his time to defend the rights of a friend and will not lift a finger to insure his own, leave us helpless to judge and to appraise. Here is a man who charts his way. Here is a man who cleaves to his own beliefs. These beliefs we cannot always accept, but their force we cannot deny. Often they run him counter to authority. If so, it ' s Greek meet Greek. Mac usu- ally comes out second best, but he always has the strength of his conviaions to console him. We may not agree with him, but yet we admire him. We drink a sincere toast to the " Despair of the Tac ' s, pride of the P ' s, the one and only MacLachlan, there ' ll never be another. " ■ M W HR :u M " - ' Q B H 1 .-N " . _...--• H Victor James MacLaughlin Port Chester, New York Twenty-fifth Distria, New York FOUR years of close association with Mac have left us convinced that here truly lies the human enigma. Just when one has become thoroughly convinced that in him rests the essence of all things serious, he crashes through with a spark — nay, a veritable bonfire of utterly in- ane humor. When one has at last deter- mined that here is a man determined to get ahead in the old academic struggle, he fools us again by immediately going to sleep. Yet in all these paradoxes one fact stands out crystal clear: In all things he, is a deep-dyed conservative. While not unsusceptible to feminine wiles, Mac has never succumbed to any of that species. Indeed, for two years his proudest boast was that he had never dragged the same girl twice, yet his fan mail has caused the mail draggers end- less sorrow. This indefinable charm, to- gether with his native reliability, should make the future both successful and en- joyable. Soccer (4) ; Sergeant (1) ■ - TIP " t Page Tuo Hundred Nine Mervyn MacKay Magee Macon, Georgia Senatorial, Georgia " ■ yl " AGGIE, " ex-Cadet Colonel from -LVJ- a tin-school down south, discov- ered that West Point as seen by a " beast " was not what the movies might lead one to expect. After his promotion to the rank of Corporal (water), plebe sum- mer, however, things changed for the bet- ter, and since that time he has sailed along, adding weight to " A " Co. ' s for- mations. A willing soul, dragging blind often, and dragging little oftener, he has graced Cullum ' s Terpsichorean parlor — and bal- cony — fnany times. That fetching wave in his hair, and his " line, " both conver- sational and body, have made his pres- ence most welcome to the feminine fre- quenters of the aforementioned place. Not the least among his abilities are his handling of the foil and his work on the tennis courts. When his hundred and ninety pounds swing behind his serve it is truly a beautiful sight. Mervyn claims red, that is to say, auburn, to be the most beautiful color imaginable, and so we will be little surprised to see him seeking as a first station a post out near Fort Sill, and seeking also quarters for two. Fencing (4-J-2); Tennis (3-2-1); Football (A) William J. Mahoney Norwich, Connecticut National Guard MOST of the Corps knows Mahoney as " Jiggs ' ; to a few of us he is " Bill. " Some first classman, back in the days when plebes were plebes, said that Bill ' s face is a map of Ireland. Bill was never troubled by stars, either as a hitching post for his wagon, or on his collar. He has often told us that the mere sight of a bed makes him sleepy, and that fiction tempts him much more than Mathematics or English. Not that Bill is lazy! Nothing like that ! He just doesn ' t care to expend his energy on studies. Bill runs true to Irish traditions. He can tell good jokes, and better than that he can make poor jokes sound good. His good nature forbids him from keeping a grouch very long. Bill says that, after he has spent four years in West Point, the world owes him a good time, and he means to get it. Gymnasium (4); Pointer (3-2); Hundredth Night (4-3-2-1); Goat Football Team (2); Rifle and Pistol Marksman 4 • Page Two Hundred Ten John Thomas Malloy North Adams, Massachusetts First District, Massachusetts " tOCKO " first gained fame through J his baseball ability. Next came his talent at pounding out irresistible rhythm on the ivories, followed by his football prowess and aptitude at basketball. Not satisfied with this list of accomplishments. Jack decided to try his hand at track — and made good. Ever intent on what he is doing, our ' Tim " has gained the respea and admir- ation of all those who know him. Whether it is in studies or athletics. Jack gives everything he ' s got, and always manages to acquire the immortal " 2.0 " or the cherished " A " ; the two greatest rewards, in Malloy ' s mind, a man can receive. One would think that our Candylamb ' s life was pretty milch filled with activities, but Old Spooney always finds time to while away the Saturday evenings at Cul- lum, where he " dances divinely " to the delight of many femmes. We are proud to have Jack as one of our classmates, and our only regret is that we shall have to part with him momen- tarily in this large Army of ours. Football (4-3-2-1), " A " (2-1); Bas- ketball (4-3-2), " A " (3-2); Baseball (4-3), " A " (3); Track (2), " A " (2); Athletic Representative (2-1); Catholic Chapel Choir, Leader ( 1 ) ; Sergeant ( 1 ) James Edward Maloney, Jr. Brooklyn, New York Fifth District, New York ONE does not speak of Maloney in any serious or sober vein. Even when trying to be sedate, Jim is apt to forget himself and start clowning. There was one time, though, that he was in dead earnest. That was when he was being introduced to the infamous army mules. He knew that he wanted to have nothing to do with them. If there is such a thing as the " luck of the Irish, " Maloney has it. Nobody will ever leave here owing the Academic Board more than Jim does. He has been the goat of about an equal number of jokes and studies, but he never fails to treat them lightly. Horses do not like Jim. A strange phenomenon — rather inexplicable. They are unkind to him, and refuse to accom- modate him. On one sad occasion he was obliged to teach an especially stub- born horse how to gallop. He did it, too! Admits it himself. Goat-Engineer Football; A.B.; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter Page Two Hundred Eleven Herbert Walter Mansfield Everett, Washington Second District, Washington DID you ever see the Olympic Penin- sula or the moonlight on Paget Sound? If you haven ' t, just ask Herbie — he ' ll tell you about it so graphically that you ' ll never need to go there We always thought that the power of glowing eulogy was limited to Californians and Florida real estate owners, but here is a man from Washington who almost stops them all, not only in quality of praise but in quantity too. Maybe love has something to do with Herb ' s definite stand on the Pacific Coast. It ' s a faa that he will be heading straight for Wash- mgton as soon as the last commission is handed down, and no scenery will be on his mind. Even love couldn ' t keep Herb from being efficient — look at the chevrons on his arm. That tells the story. Further- more, not even efficiency could make him unpopular; four class presidencies in a row testify to that. Quite an extraor- dinary fellow this Mansfield. " As you were, " Herbie, " as you were. " Choir (4-3-2-1); Track (4-3); Bas- ketball (4-3-2-1); Monogram; Presi- dent of Class (4-3-2-1); Pistol Ex- pert; Acting Color Corporal (3); Color Corporal ( 2 ) ; Regimental Sup- ply Officer ( 1 ) ; Regimental Adjutant (1) Harrison Schermerhorn Markham Detroit, Michigan Eighth District, Michigan HERE in our Martian monastery, we ordinarily regard Army brats as just plain ornery. Too easily, perhaps, we characterize them as high hats, know- it-all, softies. Hi Markham is the man who makes us stop to wonder. He plead guilty to the charge of " Army brat " but where are the consequential damning traits. ' High-hat? Not he — a turn-back and yet he acts like there never was any class but ' 31. Know-it-all? Not that either. Rather better as a listener than as a broadcaster. And the last count, " softie? " Before I ' d say that to Hi face to face I ' d want to be six feet tall — and all man. We ' ll remember Hi, as Alice remem- bered the Cheshire cat, by his cheerful smile. West Point has ' taught us to drive men. But after four years with Hi, we are convinced that when Hi ' s smile goes into battle it won ' t be driving men. He ' ll be leading them. fi Page Two Hundred Twelve I Thomas Joseph Marnane Salt Lake City, Utah Utah National Guard THIS rollicking son of Salt Lake City is a jovial lad from the West. His beaming smile, his carefree ways, and happy disposition make him friends with all, even most austere people. No blues or gripes that one may have can long withstand the sunny radiance of our Tom. Few have tried to resist him, none have, and that may apply to all classes and genders of people. For without being a snake of the garden or sofa variety, this free and easy Westerner moves swiftly and surely in the best circles with a non- chalance that you or I would do well to imitate. Can you see him, back hunched over a volume, possibly conning the minutiae of mundane affairs? It doesn ' t quite fit the piaure, true, but he has been known to study with a vengeance, if the occasion demands. His active brain will not allow him to be a lovable but plugging goat. If you doubt his fame, observe his record. If you knew him, you would know his virtues, casual manners, wit and generosity. And if you don ' t know him, just take our word for it. Howitzer (4); Pointer (2-1); Pistol Team (3-2-1); " C " Squad Football (4); Gun Club; fishing Club; As- sistant Manager of Basketball (3) ; Sergeant (1) Alfred Cookman Marshall, Jr. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Eighteenth District, Pennsylvania COOK has always been active and popular, and we had an idea that we knew him well. A sad illusion that was. Not until the Virginia trip was his true character revealed — that of a daredevil ! Jack Dalton in our midst, a fearless adventurer. Here ' s how we dis- covered him. High in the clouds he rode in the gently swaying basket of a blimp. Suddenly he announced, " Fellows, I ' m going to jump! " Imagine our conster- nation, if you will, at this nonchalant statement of faa. Only by our earnest pleading was he dissuaded. Now we watch him with paternal foreboding — we dare not trust our pal. Cook has a capacity — for one thing and another, you know. Take reading, for instance. His capacity is about a book a day, provided that the literature has some cultural value. As an athlete, his natural ability has served him well. He spent Furlough as a life guard. He said the idea was to save lives. That ' s what he said, you understand. A potent fellow, this Marshall. His classmates appreciate him more than the Tactical Department does, and surely that ' s quite a recommendation. football (4-3-2-1); Tracli (4-3); Board of Governors, First Class Club; Camp Illumination Committee (1) Page Two Hundred Thirteen John Hubert Mathews Bridgeport, Connecticut Sixth District, West Virginia TWO legs propped on a kaydet table, a cloud of cigaret smoke, a nervous finger twisting in a mop of blond hair, and a school-boy grin. There ' s Hugh Mathews. To that add an infectious chuckle, an easygoing disposition, and a clean sleeve. That ' s Cadet John Hubert Mathews, First Class Buck in Uncle Sam ' s Corps of Cadets. Now change the pic- ture slightly. Modify the cut of the blouse, place a shiny pair of gold bars upon the solid shoulders, and highly polished boots on the legs. Add the smoothest femme who ever graced Cul- lum ' s floor, a sparkling miniature, and we have Lieutenant and Mrs. John H. Mathews, U. S. Army. Any portrayal of Rip needs two ad- juncts. First, there ' s his girl. The future Mrs. Mathews is known to every one of the class of ' 31, and the future Lieutenant is envied by all his classmates. Next there ' s the oompah horn, the big bass, the foundation of the cadet or- chestra. Rip is the backbone of the band, keeps it running effectively and smoothly, just as his instrument is the basis of the tepid music. Orchestra (4-3-2-1); Hundredth Night (4-3-2); Coat Football Team Paul Arthur Mayo Indianapolis, Indiana Senatorial IT took us three years to learn that Mayo laughs at the world. His sober exte- rior simply belies the fact. If it were not for the infinitesimal twinkle in his eyes, no one would ever realize how light- hearted Paul really is. Having laughed and jostled through three years of aca- demics, we are not surprised to see him jog down the home stretch more gleefully than ever. Mayo ' s aaivities in the athletic realm are of a far more serious nature. Naturally gifted with a solid physique, he has proven himself a worthy athlete through three seasons of competition. His ability to jump either far or high has incensed him to strive for record leaps. Even though he be an Infantry- man by necessity, we know he ' ll get his desires. Football (4-3); Track (4-3-2-1); Hundredth Night Show (4) ; Pistol and Rifle Marksman ; Goat Football Team ; Sergeant ( 1 ) Page Two Hundred Fourteen Edwin John Messinger Kingston, New York Third District, New Jersey VERSATILITY and manliness belong without stint to Ed. We who know him agree both wholly and sincerely that he embodies all those principles and charaaeristics which we secretly strive to attain. His scintillating performances in football have been placed before the pub- lic on many occasions. His ability of doing successfully all which he under- takes has brought to him three major " ' A " s, an honor which is seldom con- ferred on the athletes of West Point. If he had never been our outstanding athlete he would still be our choice as the model leader because he is Ed Messinger. We nominate him for our hall of fame because he has always re- garded with complete indifference his applause by the newspapers and the grandstand, because he is always ready to help when called upon, and because he can make friends and keep them. Choir (4-3-2-1); Election Committee (1); Football (4-3-2-1); Basketball (4-3-2-1); Trad (4-3-2-1); Rifle Marksman: Pistol Marksman; Corpo- ral (2); Sergeant (1); Lieutenant (1) ♦ Paul Gordon Miller Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania National Guard AN open-hearth foreman would weep with sheer delight to have a recruit like " P. G. " Football coaches do. Even sitting down he resembles an " F " Co. front, both laterally and vertically. He ' s built strong and wide and close to the ground. Smashing enemy backfields is his specialty — ask anyone of the Notre Dame backs (notably " Jumping Joe " Savoldi). They will tell you that hitting Miller was like bucking a Christie tank. Most backfields try it twice and then decide to use end runs for the sake of economy. In his career at West Point, Paul has developed an astounding love for horses. Give him a big, wide horse and " Gallop — Ho-o-o. " Then he ' s happy — but we will lay ten to one that the Cavalry won ' t claim him. Other branches offer more conveniences. " P. G. " personifies the " stout fellas " of the Point. If there is anything that is typical of a hairy-chested, strong-armed man, you ' re likely to find it in Paul. Had the Tactical Department an intima- tion of his love for Horseshoe Plug, they would have taken drastic measures. But that ' s Just one of the little secrets the T. D. doesn ' t get in on. Choir (4-3-2-1); Football (4-3-2-1); Baseball (4); Corporal (2); Color Sergeant (1) Page Two Hundred Fifteen Walker Wilson Milner Seattle, Washington Senatorial, Washington TO be a Westerner is one thing, to live on the Coast is further distinc- tion, but to be a native of the state of Washington is to bear the stamp of the gods ' approval. Walker never said that in so many words but in that subdued and unassuming way of his he gave the impression that has betrayed his thoughts. Indeed, scarcely ever has there been a man who, though three thousand miles away, seemed more closely identified with his native heath than does Walker. And yet it is not so strange — nor is he, when you consider the careless dreamy attitude that surrounds him — puzzling you as to whether it is truly insouciance or just lethargy. It is only the flamboyant type of people who manifest their natures to the amateur biographer. Such subtle or undemonstrative individuals as this man, dubbed the " Walla Walla Whirl- wind, " give the paychologists trouble. Externally he is a casual, amiable fellow — within there is doubtless a good deal even more worthy. Pointer (4); Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) Elmo Clark Mitchell Brooklyn, New York United States Army MITCH has always been a soldier in every way. He has the instinas of a gentleman and an officer. He has never boned a file at the expense of a classmate. Track and soccer have been his special accomplishments, and sitting still has been his favorite pastime. His ability to absorb knowledge is equaled only by his ability to absorb food at any and all times. Beside that he has a most remarkable line — not a sag in it. He can-start to B.S. at 7:15 and be at it at Tattoo and still go pro the next day. Complete enthusiasm for whatever he is doing has charaaerized Mitch for four years here and will in all probability be the foundation of his succ ess in our army. 4 Page Two Hundred Sixteen Henry Keppler Mooney New Orleans, Louisiana Senatorial, Louisiana JIMMIE surely must have come into this world with a law book under each arm. For how else could he have attained such an ability to argue? Why he should have left the balmy, languid and easygoing atmosphere of New Or- leans, (this is just hearsay on our part) we don ' t know, nor does he. At any rate, he has entered into the scheme of army life with such marked enthusiasm that it will be just a short time before Louisiana and the Creole girls are just memories. Jimmie has always been willing to help out those less fortunate than himself. He has not done it in the search for possible personal gain, but from a sense of impar- tial duty and desire to be of service to others. Jimmie will be remembered long after he has departed from the ranks of the " long grey line. " Wrestling (4-3-2-1); Y. M. C. A. Council: A.B.: Aclitig Corporal (3) : Corporal (2); Supply Sergeant (1) Ernest Moore Caruthersville, Missouri Fourteenth District, Missouri FRESH from three years at U. of Michigan he came to us slightly at a loss to understand the forbidding relent- lessness of our Highland Home. But a true Irishman, he survived the terrors of plebe year in general — math in particular — and stayed with us. Mick has that rarest of rare gifts — a magnetic personality. Conclusive proof of this is the host of real friends he has made here at West Point — just as he will always make wherever he may go. For three years he has carried the Varsity colors on the track — carried them so well that he now captains the Army track team. He has sung for us, played tor us, and in general done his best to make the four long years seem less burdensome. When it comes to the question of the ladies, Mick tells us he ' s a woman hater, but, you see, he is an Irishman. Need we say more? Was there ever an Irish- man who was a woman hater? Choir (4-3-2-1); Track (4-3-2-1); " A " Track (3-2-1); Captain Track (1); Color Lines: Orchestra; Honor Committee: Corporal (2); First Ser- geant ( 1 ) ; Lieutenant ( 1 ) Page Two Hundred Seventeen Roger Willard Moore New York City, New York First District, Oklahoma AFTER having spent several happy and eventful years at two univer- sities Rod found West Point life rather dull and not to his liking. From the beginning of Plebe year he has been " Non-reg " in his efforts to impart something of a campus atmosphere to his routine duties as a cadet. His impul- sive nature and indifference to military rank caused him a slug and frequent demerits, but made him exceptionally popular with his many friends. We all knew that he was a " snake, " and that he had something about him that the rest of us lacked. For with Rod, to see an attrac- tive femme, attached or otherwise, was to claim her instant attention. He has so many photographs, gathered the coun- try over from Tulsa to Maine, that he has been forced by fairness to rotate them in the place of honor on the top shelf of his locker. Football (4) ; Swimming (4-3-2) ; " A " Swimming (4) ; Baseball (4-3) ; Hundredth Night Show (2); Color Line ( 1 ) ; A.B. William Addison Magee Morin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Thirty-ninth District, Pennsylvania A CAREFUL look directed at Bill when he is on leave tells one what the well-dressed Cadet may wear. With an impeccable taste he stands out promi- nently in the field of sartorial correctness. Academic work does not dismay him, nor does it bring him any pleasure, for it is merely a necessary evil. We are happy to say that one has yet to hear Bill glee- fully explain the number of " Tenths pro " for during his four years here he has not been deceived into believing that " tenths " are most important. Bill ' s weakness is that everlastingly interesting game of politics, especially the issues with which Pennsylvania is concerned. Prophecies and rumors are in the same category at West Point, but it is impossible to refrain from predicting that Bill will probably through politics be in close touch with the Army. Hop Manager (4-3-2-1); Polo Man- ager (1); A.B.; Rifle Marksman; Sergeant ( 1 ) w ♦ Page Two Hundred Eighteen I Merillat Moses Washington, Distria of Columbia Pennsylvania State LLOYD ' S missed a highly capable agent when this one-time High School Cadet Major chose to follow the calling he had chosen so early. Mickey has never wasted his valuable time trying to figure out difficult portions of poop — and why should he? Any man with the powers of spec that Mickey has would simply be uselessly throwing away his energy. All he has to do is to look at a page, press the button, and, " Voiia! " the page is indelibly impressed upon his brain. Language is one field in which this ability of his manifests itself. Spanish was his dish. Mickey may not be any kin to the Moses of Biblical fame, but we ' ll bet he ' s wise enough to make a go of it in the cavalry, and do a few things, too, that the gentleman of the bulrushes could not have conceived. Choir (4-3-2-1); Hundredth Night Chorus (2); Pistol Expert; Track (4-3); Cross Country (4-3); Corpo- ral ( 2 ) ; Lieutenant ( 1 ) David Northup Motherwell Chicago, Illinois Illinois National Guard WE can ' t get away from the truth — all Chicagoans don ' t go about carrying a chip on their shoulders nor 45 ' s on their hips. Dave ' s four years here at West Point have proved the fore- going statement beyond a shadow of a doubt. Dave has always stood in the right side of the Tactical Department, and why shouldn ' t he? Any man who can wake up day after day at 6 a. m. with a cheery " Hit the deck " for his somnolent wives is a man of different clay — which may or may not add to the already dubious repu- tation of The Social Scheme of the Windy City. " East Side, West Side " is seared into our memories to the tune of Dave ' s tapping. Through 100th Nights and innumerable color lines his tireless feet have jogged. Our only hope is that he will keep on jogging, but this time, up the ladder of military success. Gymnastics (4-3-2-1 ) ; Hundredth Night Show (2-1); Color Line (1); fishing Club (1); Chess Club (4); . Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksma n; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant ( 1 ) ; First Sergeant ( 1 ) Page Two Hundred Nineteen HiLBERT Fred Muenter Hoyleton, Illinois Twenty-second District, Illinois BERT is another one of our Air Corps enthusiasts. His choice is typical of the man and wholly in keeping with his life ' s philosophy of " Carpediem! " Some- how Bert manages to find only the bright things in this world, though, if necessary, he is willing to hear the sordid ones that he may better enjoy the pleasantries. His great enthusiasm is attached to things of a literary nature, be it books, fiction, or magazines, in which his choice ranges from Collier ' s to the Forum. The man is nothing if not versatile. Connois- seur of historical events, student of Lud- wig, he holds the " world ' s historical achievements " at his fingertips. If any of the class of ' 31 are destined to make history in the Army, we feel sure Bert will have his finger in the pie. In any event " Happy Landings, Bert! " Soccer (4) ; Baseball (4-3) ; Football Manager (3) Francis Hugh Nealon Buckroe Beach, Virginia First District, Virginia NEALON doesn ' t do things by halves; he does ' em by tens and twenties. When he goes deficient, he goes " plent- eye " deficient ; when he falls in love, he falls all the way; when he throws a party, the reverberations last for months. We like the raven haired Irishman. And very Irish he is. Shure, and his face is a very map of the ould sod. But from his lips there flows the cultured speech of old Virginny. His capacity for enjoying life is amaz- ing. He is a social animal — he likes the company of his kind. He would rather spend three hours in B.S. session than fifteen minutes in study. He even leaves his daily hibernation within the folds of the red comforter if he can get a chance to hold forth on " the perils of the Great City. " Although perfectly at ease in the draw- ing room, and suavely self-possessed in the presence of the most sophisticated, nevertheless, as he most simply states it, " I am happiest when amongst my flowers. " Football (4); Boxing (4-3-2-1) Page Two Hundred Twenty Jergen Bernhart Olson Drummond, Wisconsin Eleventh District, Wisconsin NATURE constructed the big Swede to be a cavalryman and fortunately his inclination toward that social branch is directly proportional to the bow in his legs. He came from Drummond, Wisconsin, with the avowed purpose of going into the Air Corps, but time, ex- perience, and a femme have altered his views. Among his scars of battle is one on his head gained at the last meal of plebe year when in the excitement of changing posts one of his loving classmates crowned bim with a milk pitcher. He can never lack a claim to glory since his brilliant playing on the intellec- tual side of the Goat-Engineer game. His academic standing has been on that side consistently for the last four years. From beast barracks to graduation he has maintained the same uniformly im- perturbable course. It is a logical corol- lary that he will have the same uniform success throughout his career in the service. Baseball (4); Goat Engineer Foot- hall; Tenth Sc uad (2-1 ) ; Acting Cor- poral (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) iK A • • • Page Two Hundred Tuenly-one M. iF John George Ondrick New Britain, Connecticut Army THE goldfish has been around the globe; so has John. Our Yankee gentleman, however, would hold having seen the world through glass walls far beneath contempt. John George has rubbed shoulders with the great onion- breathed multitude. From contact with the better strata he has acquired the suavity that is going to stand him in stead when he becomes a senator; from contact with hoi polloi his outlook and tolerance have been broad- ened and deepened. Ondrick the diplomat, rather than Ondrick the soldier, will some day win his bathtub in the hall of fame. He knows his squads east and west, and has learned the value of discipline since enter- ing this sombre mill of men — but that innate and inherent flow of BS, as smooth and liquid as the eyes of one of John George ' s dates — whether we read it in one of his books some day, hear it on the floor of congress, or in the officer ' s mess, will turn us back to the days when John used to weave his web for the unwary " P. " A.B. Chester William Ott Erie, Pennsylvania Twenty-ninth District, Pennsylvania A BRILLIANT mind only enables one to get into more intelligent trouble. For a while Chester was a problem: his past was as spotless as the Com ' s boots. In short, he was the Galahad of our knightly crew. But forsooth, the sages speaketh verily. Even as idols have feet of coarsest kaolin, so did our own innocent prove a veritable clay pigeon by comparison. " Another case for psycho-analysis, " mourned the disillusioned populace upon hearing of Chester ' s perfidy. Shades of Boccaccio! Our literary neophyte ' s intimate impres- sions of Turkish night life a la Casanova revealed an unsuspected side of his na- ture. And sadly enough, his chef-d ' oeuvre was not properly appreciated. The only solace we can offer is to advise him to betake himself to Boston, where Art is Life. Chester has always been encumbered with the responsibilities of rank, but this model of military efficiency is never daunt- ed. His ability to take liberties with the staid laws of mathematics is uncanny. Perhaps it is because the thought of femininity seldom enters his super-cran- ium. Football (3); Choir (3-2-1); Hun- dredth Night (3); Stars (4-3-2); Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Battalion Commander (1) Francis Thomas Pachler New York City, New York Twenty-second District, New York WHEN Pat came to West Point, he began a new phase of his already varied career, running the entire cycle from stoker to gentleman of leisure. However, some men are born hivy and Pat is one of them. It took a femme and two months of furlough to light the flame of ambition. With his Dream of Dreams as an inspiration, Pat has swiftly forged to the top. At the rate that he has traveled in the past two years it looks like Cupid has hit his marks ef- fectively and thoroughly. His cheerful disposition is a trait that has won him many friends in the Corps and speaks well for his future in the service. With us, Pat has always been a real " Wife. " Page Two Hundred Twenty-two ll • Howard Max Pahl Davenport, Iowa Second District, Iowa IT was hot and the bells were ringing furiously, but even the " old men " of 5th Co. didn ' t know what the racket was all about. Minutes passed and six plebes complacently sat thru breakfast, unaware of the direful consequences that later befell them. Among the obvious com- ments that ensued, those of Max, our " old man, " were delivered with not a little vigor. His expletives were origi- nal. Figuratively speaking, that incessant ringing of bells has not bothered Max a great deal from that day hence. You gather what we mean. Max is a linguist. Extraordinarily adept too; he concoas his own dialeas. For instance: " Hoople-doople ! Ojala Dum Juan, shamoog yakah! " Clever little sketch, what? Don ' t ask us what it means; our imagination is too vivid! We call him " Beerbaum " too, for some dubious reason. The name is descriptive as well as symbolic. It is difficult to conceive of anybody called " Beerbaum " as being very serious and serene. The lighter side of life appeals to Max, and by all the gods, that ' s most essential here. fistol Sharpshooter; Rifle Marksman William Lamar Parham Nashville, Georgia Eleventh District, Georgia FROM sunny Georgia ' s peach orchards and cotton fields to West Point ' s grey walls and soggy dress coats is a step which few men could endure with the equanimity that has marked Blondy ' s four-year sojourn midst these hallowed halls. But then his nature is such that he regards classes and drills with their attendant miseries as mere trivialities, and that is essential to equanimity in this institution. Besides, what is there in any textbook to bother a man already holding a univer- sity degree, who possesses at the same time a decided penchant for sleeping? Apparently none, and yet somehow Blondy has always been close to the top academically. Personality he called it, but others laid it to his natural ability to spout bigger words faster than anyone else. Argument was his best bet. Ask him why all light haired men aren ' t Swedes. Despite his violent dislike for physi- cal exertion he found time to play foot- ball and baseball with wrestling as a mid- winter diversion. Football (4-3-2-1); Wrestling (4-2- 1); Baseball (4-3-2-1); Gun Club; Camp Illumination Committee; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Color Line; Major " A " ; Minor " A " ; Corporal ( 2 ) ; Lieutenant ( 1 ) Page Two Hundred Twenty-three James William Park Wellesley, Massachusetts First District, Illinois BLUE of eye and mild of manner; serious speech and boyish laughter. But be not deceived, beneath this ex- terior he ' s a fighting man — the lightest man in years to play center in an Army football game. Fast and vicious, he enjoys the game more than most of the others. We are describing Bill Park, whose " Shucks! " is a by-word in the Lost Battalion. " Shucks! " — some day it may be the battle cry of a regiment — should certain- ly be Bill Park ' s middle name. From its u.se after a summary skin by the Tac to its certain occurrence after the second telling of a pointed joke, this invective belongs to, qualifies Bill. Consistent worker for Army ' s fencing glory; a patient listener to every humor- ous tale, though the laugh may be slow in coming; ready for a rough-house, or a session of profound palaver — and we give you Bill. Look to your femmes, men, here comes Park ! Football (4-3-2-1); Fencing (4-3-2- 1) ; Rifle Sharpshooter: Pistol Expert; Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1) Edward Minter Parker Salt Lake City, Utah Senatorial, Utah DESPITE his sincerest attempts, Ned has never been able to get rid of a certain diffident-school-boy-having-just- loads-of-fun expression, an expression which, it might be added, belies the nature underneath. For Ned is a man of the worldliest world, the proud pos- sessor of a night club, a 3.0 average in heartbreaking, and a cynical outlook in life. His cynicism is flavored with good humor, however, so don ' t take him seri- ously when he springs some of it. With Ned, indifference becomes a charm. Or perhaps it ' s not indifference, but merely an inborn ease in taking things as they come, doing them with a sort of careless carefulness, and appearing surpri.sed when the job is done. The Pointer has had the benefit of his talent in picking out the flaws in books and probably the Engineers will get the benefit of his ability to successfully finish anything he starts. A.B.; Pointer (4-3-2-1); Corporal (2); Battalion Sergeant Major (I) Page Two Hundred Twenty-four Theodore William Parker Minneapolis, Minnesota Fifth District. Minnesota WHEN a man is accepted by his fellowmen we say in common par- lance that he is " one of the boys. " There is no saying, however, to denote the man who is just a bit better than the average. " T. Willy " comes under this category — just a little bit better — in his studies, as a golfer, as a soldier — it is even said that the ladies think so too. His " nickname " speaks for his popu- larity among his classmates. Such popu- larity must be, and is, deserved, for where could one find a more ready wealth of spontaneous good-fellowship. He is very sensitive about this nick- name. Many are the times you have heard him grumble gruffly, " Aw, why don ' t you use initials? " Undoubtedly, Ted will go out into life and hit the ball with the same sure firmness with which he steps up and cracks one of the little white pellets on the tee. Lacrone (4); CoH (. -2-1); Cafilain Golf (1): Tenth Sauad (3-2) Catholic Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1) Acting Corlforat (3); Corporal (2); Captain ( 1 ) P. Francis Passarella Flushing, New York New York National Guard SOMEONE asked for a single word which would describe Passarella. He was answered, " Debonair, " and with reason, too. Pass has that singular non- chalance usually attributed to Murad smokers, but really found in those lucky few who are at peace with the world and find life good in the living thereof. He ranks high in the esteem of his class- mates, fairly well in academic work, and in dis — well, he never cared too much anyway. But let any Yearling try to rank Pass out of line for mess — one must stand up for one ' s rights. In calling a man " debonair " one usually implies that he is a snake. The exception proves the rule; Pass is not and although he PS ' s occasionally, Cullum views him but rarely. Passarella is liked, among other rea- sons, because he is the originator and perpetrator of endless good-natured pranks. Affable and light hearted, he has alway s been one of " D " Go ' s, chief gloom dispellers. 4h Page Two Hundred Twenty-five Donald Rosshr Patterson Washington, D. C. District of Columbia " ■• " OC " or " Pat, " as you wish, is an- other we ' re glad to number among our classmates and friends. There ' s never a day but that this red-headed, happy-go-lucky kaydet chases your blues away with his ready smile and good hu- mor. Personality plus, that ' s " Doc " — ask the femmes at CuUum; any femme will do, for " Doc " is the paragon of snakes and knows them all. At the hop one finds him at his best, charming the daughters with his dancing, pleasing the matrons with his genial conversation. Never a file boner nor a tenth boner, " Doc " has had his troubles, especially with the tactical department, and as a result, boasts of a clean sleeve. But as the saying goes " There are few of us left " so " Doc " goes serenely on his way toting his beloved rifle. The Air Corps is claiming his attention soon so we hope we ' re not saying good- bye, but just " au revoir. " Good luck, old fellow, and remember your friends of kaydet days. Choir (4-3-2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman MiLLHR Osborne Perry Binghamton, New York Fifteenth District, Pennsylvania BEHIND those cjuiet blue eyes is a spirit of bulldog determination. Mop is always quiet and unobtrusive but he always gets what he goes after. He is rather reticent, but his silence is hardly due to lack of conviction, more to a sincere belief in the old adage " still water runs deep. " He likes horses and riding, and looks forward to a long life in the Cavalry. If he has made up his mind to it, we know nothing will stop him. Perry is not without his sense of hu- mor, but — horror of horrors, it runs to puns. Take it all in all he ' s pulled some pretty punk ones in the last four years. We look forward to seeing him again in the years to come to renew the pleas- ant associations we have had with him here. Then, we hope he will have real- ized his desire to be giving " Slow Trot, Ho " to a troop of his own. Hundredth Night (4-3-2-1); Depart- ment Head ( 1 ) ; Assistant Manap.er Tennis ( 3 ) ; Rifle Marksman ; Ser- geant (1) IW • iK • • • Page Two Hundred Twenty-six ■I I m ' A Ernest Clyde Peters Altadena, California Forty-second District, New York PETE is just as enthusiastic and full of effervescing good spirits as he was the day he entered the East sallyport and was told to " wipe the smile off. " He never has obeyed that order and we think he never will. Files don ' t mean much to Pete. He holds that the fundamental purpose of life is to enjoy it, and he really does carry out his principles. Worries slide off his back like the proverbial water. However, when there is a job that has to be done and done right, Pete can do it as quickly and efficiently as any man in the class. For this reason we expect to see Pete showing many of us up when he puts on those gold bars and begins soldiering in earnest. Hundredth Night (4-3-1) ; Wrestling (4-1) Hamilton Murry Peyton Duluth, Minnesota Eighth District, Minnesota SOMETIME in future years we may suddenly need a tenacious man to put over a big job. If we do, we ' ll remem- ber Peyton, and we ' ll have our man. Peyt is that way — give him a problem that takes the " hammer till it ' s done " spirit, and he ' ll do it in spite of hell and highwater. We like that spirit. We like Peyt in spite of his blond, Nordic handsomeness and his gracious manner, in spite of the fact that he causes our femmes ' hearts to flutter. Peyton has added something of a last- ing nature to the camaraderie of ' 31. He is fundamentally serious, but when the fun begins, he ' s there in the thick of it. Peyton has a habit of minding his own business and letting us tend to ours, a virtue extraordinary; but withal, we have come to know him in these four years, and we feel that we have judged him sincerely and honestly. Our opinion is that he ' s " all wool and a yard wide. " " C " Squad Football; Corporal ( 2 ) ; Sergeant ( 1 ) Page Two Hundred Twenty-seven Grosvenor F. Powell San Diego, California At Large POWELL has been exposed to the mili- tary for quite some time. " From Boy Scout to West Pointer — or What Every Young Soldier Should Know " — perhaps that would be a fitting title for this little sketch. At any rate, the inevitable hap- pened. Powell became military himself. We call him Major now. William J. Burns lost a good man when the Major decided that West Point needed him. A detective is in reality an animate questionnaire — that ' s why Powell would qualify. His barrage of questions made him famous within a week after his arrival. His curiosity was insatiable. But that merely shows that his is an open mind, eager to receive all things new. The Major has not confined his activi- ties to any one field. He was vastly interested in the rifle team and was one of its consistent performers. He could frequently be found under Cullum ' s many lights, especially if food were prom- ised. But foremost — Powell commands our respect. He invariably performs his duties well. Choir (3-2-1); Kijle Si uad (2-1): R;f!e iitr Pistol Expert: Corpoml ( 2 ) ; Lieutenant ( 1 ) Raymond Silas Pratt, Jr. Washington, District of Columbia Senatorial, Kentucky RAY is one of these army children who have been destined to begin their army careers at West Point. He has often engaged in close encounters with the academic department and has met the " tacs " on their favorite hunting grounds returning with their dangling scalps. He is one of those men who are naturally spoony and for that we greatly admire him. It took two years for many of us to penetrate his reserved exterior worked by an unusual taciturnity, but underneath we found him a real friend. Though he seldom enters the British Sci- ence sessions, as most of us do, he is ready to express an unbiased opinion on any .question of importance. We believe that his capacity to carry out an assigned duty, however disagree- able it may be, will carry him a long way in this man ' s army. Fishing Club; Sergeant Page Two Hundred Twenty-eight « A Milton Hughes Pressley, Jr. Miami, Florida Pennsylvania National Guard PRESS is the man from sunny Florida who was on the Hockey team — there is his makeup in a nutshell. Whenever he wants anything he goes after it and the dust doesn ' t settle nor the hubbub cease until he has it. We all remember how, after a tremendous siege in the hos- pital with his broken right arm, he came out, his arm in a cast, bought a left- handed pencil sharpener, and was game to go gunning after the Spic Depart- ment ' s " oraciones " and the Drawing De- partment ' s " thirty-seven " as a south paw. This over-development of his left arm may be responsible for his unique and inimitable arm swing. That left arm of his has been known praaically to anni- hilate his runt " buddies. " It is going to be one of our great pleasures, in the years to come, to bump into him in some unsuspeaed, old, for- eign place ; to watch his lean face break out in that pleased quizzical grin; and to pump his hand for many minutes. Football (4); Lacrosse (4-3-2); Hockey (4-3-1), Minor " A " ; Rifle and Pistol Sharpshooter; Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Captain (1) James Willard Pumpelly Candor, New York New York National Guard WE beg to present " Smiling Jimmy, " who is justly famous for making friends and losing Christmas Leaves. It is told of him that in pre-cadet days when he was broke or nearly so in New Orleans, he spent his last dollar for raw oysters, and smiled. Play the saxophone? Well rather! What would the Yearling Orchestra have been without Pumpelly and his syncopation and happy person- ality? Report of this-and-that, yearling year: " Pumpelly — yelling ' boo ' in hall of barracks when O.D. announced that the second class would have a leaure. " An- other: " Fraternizing with the Superin- tendent by calling on him at his quarters in a dress coat. " And still he made the soccer team and whooped up the various pranks that only soccer players can devise. Folks, meet the professor of high spir- its, Pumpelly, whose smile would make tooth-paste advertisers a million. Soccer (4-3-2-1); Minor " A " (2-1); Hockey (4); Track (4-2); Chapel Choir (4-3-2); Sunday School (1); Chapel Chimes (3-2-1); Vice-Presi- dent of West Point Gun Club; Hun- dredth Night (4-2); Orchestra (4-3- 2-1) ; Cheerleader (1) ; Expert Rifle; Corporal ( 2 ) ; Sergeant ( 1 ) Page Two Hundred Twenty-nine Edward Kenly Purnell Berlin, Maryland Senator Nye, North Dakota NED is a character. With a mind and determination of his own he has won himself a place of respect and admiration among his classmates. Al- though slow to grasp the details of aca- demic work, he is quick in meeting practical problems. He is eager to com- plete well all that is required of him, and he does so with interest and energy. Purnell is at once conservative and jo- vial, but the keynote of his character is simplicity. Easily understood and never misunderstood, he is a leader whom we all admire. His fine athletic ability and true sportsmanship earned him the posi- tion of captain of the soccer team. These same qualities should enable him to captain the problems that will confront him later, for the first requisites of any officer are leadership and practical ability such as Ed ' s. Soccer (4-3-2-1) (Captain); Wrest- ling (2); Rifle (3); Executive Y. M. C. A. (I) ; Rifle Expert : Pistol Marksman: Acting Corporal (3); Corporal ( 2 ) ; Lieutenant ( 1 ) ; A.B. Robert Everett Quackenbush Paterson, New Jersey Seventh Congressional, New Jersey ON July 1st, 1927, that dominating personality — Robert Everett Quack- enbush — arrived on the Post. Don ' t be startled, for this isn ' t a life ' s history but only a partial list of the achievements of " M.A.L. (Most Ardent L— ) Bob. " Being blessed with brains as well as brawn, Bob had no trouble with either " squads left " or Oscawana Hill. When Academics rolled around. Bob had little to worry about except the " Area " which he learned to patrol with all the swank and savoir-faire of a veteran " Bird. " We must admit. Bob has one great fault. This fault is a beard, very suscep- tible to the charms of love. Nay! more than susceptible, for the list of his loves is comparable only to the catalogue upon " Battle Monument. " We must pay one tribute to Bob. He is a perfect wife. He is interesting and helpful, and as you know him better, he grows more likable. Bob is truly human and open-handed despite his minor faults of " Plural Love " and a persistent yen for contact with " red- comforters. " Choir (4-3-2-1); Track (4-3); A.B. Page Two Hundred Thirty William White Ragland Danville, Virginia Fifth District, Virginia WILLY, alias " Rags, " alias " Snap, " hails from the land of peanuts, good soda jerkers, and women (they say). In spite of this handicap, he fought his way to fame and fortune. Although he was " misunderstood " all through plebedom, he found himself well on the way to stars at the end of his first year; but the gods deemed it advis- able to wait and reward him with the twinklers at the completion of yearling year, that stumbling block of so many would-be Engineers. His " Aburt, " " y ' all, " and " Bing bing bing as how he done it, " not to mention his " funnybutt, " have always been a cause of much mirth at his expense. From a shy, blushing. Southern lad, he had become a typical " A " Co. snake, setting many fair young hearts a-flutter, as he dances lightly across the shining floor of Cullum. We of ' 31 take the greatest pride in giving to this Man ' s Army another loyal son, whose friendship we shall cherish in the years to come. Stars (3); CaJel Players (3); Engi- neer Football (2); Rifie Marksman; Corporal ( 2 ) ; First Sergeant ( 1 ) ; Lieutenant ( 1 ) V John Nlwlin Raker Pottstown, Pennsylvania Army EVEN duting the early days of Beast Barracks, Jawn Raker diligently ap- plied a fundamental principle that he had learned elsewhere — the Principle of the Least Work. It is really remarkable what one who is thoroughly schooled in the workings of this age-old law can do with it. How flexible it is! Now Jawn be- came a company clerk, and he had a way of efficiently managing things so that they would run smoothly — for Jawn. Nor has his skill decreased with the years — - aaually astounding what the man can evade. His is a critical eye for feminine pul- chritude. And occasionally or mayhap oftener than that, he extends himself to do a bit more than admire. Blondes come and red-heads go, beauteous ones appear, shine forth in their glory and fade, but our Jawn has a thought for the future, and eludes the shackles of love. Intelligent, that. The hell cats annoy him at reveille, the routine irritates him and a mattress, a Cosmo and a humidored Camel soothes him, all quite naturally. Quite certain too that he will sound off " Contact " or " Bat- tery right, 4200 " just as naturally. Football (4 ; Pointer f4-3 ; Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher (3) ; Acting Cor tor " l (3); Firtt Sergeant (1); Ueutenant (1) k Page Tuo Hundred Thirty-one Charles Walker Raymond, II. Cambridge, New York At Large IF you have never heard of a hall-sink drag, one of those brief ceremonies that the common impulse of a few im- poses on an unfortunate classmate, see Charles Walker Raymond. For who so deserves grim justice as he who besets us with rank witticisms? In defiance of Shakespeare, " Junior " gleefully com- pounded puns — about everything and everyone. His contribution to Engineer spirit second class year was the brief yell " Sodium peroxide, calcium nitrate — Bar- ium, Barium! " Then, " Up and Atom! " Hands on him, men, under the table. Raymond — whose West Point ancestry goes back generations. Raymond — whose true love we have never met, but of whom we are always hearing. Raymond — from whose table drawer you can al- ways filch cheese and crackers. Enough. You should know him now. Choir (3-2-1) ; Acting Corporal (3) ; Corporal ( 2 ) ; Sergeant ( 1 ) ; Ueu- tenant ( 1 ) John William Mackay Read Reno, Nevada At Large IF you have ever met Jack you have felt the force of his personality. He has a mind of his own, and right or wrong, he has the courage of his con- victions. If he sees a thing as his duty, the deed is as good as accomplished. He takes chances himself and gets caught occasionally, but when he does he takes his punishment without a word. Whether you agree with him or not in what he may be doing at the moment, you cannot but respect him for his thoroughness, his unpartiality, and his self-discipline. The casual, hail-fellow-well-met indi- vidual can curry favor by watching the direction of the tide and following in the wake of the majority, but only a few can buck condemnation and public opinion for their convictions. Stubborn? Perhaps, but if determin- ation coupled with ability mean anything, Read is destined for success. Swimming (4-3-2); Baseball (4); ¥olo (3); A.B.: Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (I) Page Two Hundred Thirty-two I Frederick Richard Redden Irvington, New Jersey Army ACHIEVEMENT, that ' s the Redden philosophy. He has dreamed, planned and done. What does it mat- ter if dreams crash and plans fall ? Fred Rex can always act. He can run an Orderly Room with the same spectacular ability that he can fly a bomber. One knows that Redden is at the controls. His conversation under all circumstances is appropriate to the occasion ; the Plebe knows the Redden reprimand to be a scathing denunciation, the old-time en- listed man recognizes Fred as a veteran soldier, and every instruaor has heard the orderly workings of the Redden mind. He ' s at once cynical and tender, bitter and kind, efficient and generous. He ' ll grant a favor, and carry out the parts of that request with the same pains that he ' d carry out an order. Back in the days when Plebes were Plebes, we heard a First Classman ad- miringly state " That Redden is a damned good man. " Here ' s a hearty second, and we ' ll amend the statement farther. " A damned good man, a soldier, and a firm friend. " Howard Hart Reed Parsons, Kansas Third District, Kansas WE had good old Howie spotted fot the greatest snake of all time — but at the very outset of his snaky career, he was corralled, captured and tamed by five feet two of femininity. And now the livid scars of ball and chain adorn the ankles which once had known no gyve more irksome than the Stetson shoe. He started out as the Charley Paddock of the plebe track squad — and through conscientious effort and diligent applica- tion has developed into one of the speed- iest managers of cross-country in the history of Army athletics. We predict numerous innovations in the art of warfare when he adapts his messhall strategy to wider fields. Many a tablemate has learned too late and to his sorrow the deft and secret ease with which Howard (How we luff him!) can introduce a proper touch of seasoning (salt, pepper, mustard et cetera) into a coffee cup. The boys at his table find their gloves full of salt, their hats full of sugar, and their overcoats they can ' t find at all. Hop Committee (2-1) ; Howitzer (2- 1 ) ; Circulation Manager ( 1 ) ; Track (4-3) ; Pointer (4-3) ; Cross Country (2-1); Manager (1); Hundredth Night (4-3); Christmas Card Com- mittee ( 1 ) ; June Week Program Committee (2-1) Page Two Hundred Thirty-three Richard Francis Reidy Williamsport, Pennsylvania Sixteenth District, Pennsylvania BLOND hair and blue eyes above a monstrous watermelon. That ' s our first picture of Dick Reidy. He enjoys the luscious things of life, the most pleas- ant of which is his own good humor. He ' s characterized by a laugh so hearty that all around him must of necessity laugh with him. To Reidy, West Point is a series of startling episodes, starting with that dis- astrous watermelon and ending with graduation. We could mention a visit to the Tac, back in our plebe days. " Sir, I don ' t think that ' s improper, do you? " " You ' re right, Mr. Reidy. That will be five demerits. " We are reminded of a cadet, half in the cock-pit of a pursuit ship, tearing madly down a landing field, with a pilot and a mechanic racing to save a ship, a hangar, and a Reidy life. We hear the melodious strains of " One- eyed Riley " floating through the division shortly before Taps, and again the Reidy laugh rips through the halls of a peace- ful barracks. Jermain Ferdinand Rodenhauser Toledo, Ohio Ninth District, Ohio ONE of those men with whom you ' d like the O. A. O. to hop — that ' s Jerry. You ' d know the O. A. O. was being entertained and yet you ' d know you weren ' t being keen-filed. Jerry is a good comrade. What of honors Jerry wins, he de- serves. He works hard but doesn ' t cut throats. He is more than fair. Jerry never required any man to meet a stand- ard one half as high as Jerry keeps for himself. He has shown us what friendships mean. We remember that once he sacri- ficed a very high ranking in conduct in order to save another man ' s Christmas Leave. That and kindred happenings have formed our estimation of Jerry; a good friend, a faithful friend. Pistol Marksman; Pointer (3-2); Hundredth Night (3-2-1); Corporal (2) ; Sergeant (1) ' Page Two Hundred Thirty-jour • Lawrence Herbert Rodgers Casper, Wyoming At Large THE handsome man from the West! Lawrence H. Rodgers. A big bright smile, a clever wit and a mighty good- natured disposition make him a popular member of ' 31. Reared in a country where horses are plentiful and none too gentle, it was only natural that he should find a wel- come place on Army ' s polo team. He rides hard, hits hard and plays good fast polo. As a singer he has great promise. One who has not heard Larry sing " Lonely Troubadour " or " Throw It Out the Win- dow " has missed a rare treat. In the face of danger Larry never flinches. When a mere child it was his fancy to sit in the sage brush on the edge of the desert and shoot the heads off Wyoming rattlers with his trusty ' 45. Likewise as a cadet he has faced numer- ous dangers from " Tacs " to many per- sistent femmes. A natural engineer, a natural gloom dispenser, clever and active, not easily satisfied — these are qualities which should bring him success in any field. His choice is the Cavalry. Ride ' em. Cowboy ! Polo (4-3-2-1); " A " Polo (2-1); Company Pointer Representative (4- 3) ; Gun Club (1) ; Rifle Marksman: Pistol Marksman; Corporal (2) ; Re; - imental Sergeant Major ( 1 ) ; Lieu- tenant ( 1 ) ; B.A. : A.B. Glenn Frederick Rogers Morrison, Tennessee Third District, Tennes.see ' ' T ' HERE ain ' t a Holt that can ' t be X broke. " Who is this man, whose penchant for puns and pride in pointless pranks has gone so unpunished these many months that he still persists — nay, even revels — in his clean but horrible humor. ' In deep reflection, it seems that this terrible trait is the most conspicuous characteristic of this son of the south, " Will " Rogers. And worse yet, he ' s so modest and ingenuous about it all that revenge is impossible. Yet he has more laudable characteris- tics. His brilliance is excelled only by his laziness, his loyalty only by his good nature, his good nature only by his in- tolerance of insincerity. He seems to have solved the old problem of obtaining the maximum results from the minimum effort. To predia his future would be sheer folly; to forget that part of his past spent as a Cadet is impossible. Honor Committee ( 1 ) ; Howitzer Staff (1); Sergeant (1) Page Tuo Hundred Thirty-five ABi m Harry George Roller Wausau, Wisconsin Eighth District, Wisconsin WHETHER it ' s walking the area, boxing, going to class or what have you, Deke always proves to be the center of attraction. His happy-go-lucky ways have made everyone like him and his willingness to take it on the chin has made everyone respect him. He has a wonderful line of B.S — live, without much sag in it. It stretches from here to there and covers a multitude of experiences. Times could never be dull with Roller around, for he is always ready to cut up and keep things moving. He is a moderate snake, with a leaning toward the Camera school of terpsichore, very " air minded, " a good athlete, a hard worker, wears stars — on his bathrobe — , and is a good man to have for a friend, as his unfortunate ring opponents will probably testify — and with good reason, too. Football (4-3-2-1); Monogram (1); Boxing (3-2-1); Minor " A " (3-2- 1) ; A.B.; Sergeant (1) RuFO C. Romero Capas, Tarlac Philippine Islands RUFO was not exactly certain what it was all about when he hit Beast Barracks on that memorable day way back in July of 1927. However, he slapped seventeen wrinkles in his chin, became Company Clerk and fully mas- tered the art of " deadbeating " before the majority of us knew the meaning of the word. The only thing that Rufo has ever ranked low in was plebe gymnasium. A keen analytical mind plus an undeniable specoid proclivity has put Rufo well up toward the head of his class in all subjects. As for Spic, that pons asinorum of so many second classmen, we can count up- on the fingers of one hand the number of times that he has lost a tenth in the sub- ject. Rufo ' s keen humor, his savoir-faire and all-round intellect will carry him far. We expect to find him a high ranking officer when we get that tour in the Philippines. Pointer Assistant Page Two Hundred Thirty-six A I I John Frank Ruggles Lyndonville, Vermont Second District, Vermont THE " Tacs " Waterloo — eight months without a demo! Did " Cal " Coolidge choose to be born in Vermont? Well, J. Frank, a Green Mountain Boy, says that Coolidge was right. None of us know when J. Frank was dubbed " Sunshine, " but there must be a story behind it. He has a smile for everyone and for every occasion and just as many .songs. Academics never worried Sunshine, nor star dust either, but he always came through with the goods and a big smile when the time came to deliver. Just to prove that Academics mean very little, he helped to take the Engineer football team for a ride. What a ride! Sunshine never gave the Army femmes a chance. Long ago, back in the Green mountains, he found the one and only. May they live happily, C.A.C., or not! Dame Fortune was smiling when she sent us Sunshine, a true friend, and a man ' s man! Goat Football (2); Choir (4-3-2-1); Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant ( 1 ) Sam Carroll Russell Cameron, Missouri Third District, Missouri THINGS we like about Russell: His superior intelligence. His superior indifference. His many friends. His few enemies. His bridge game. His funny faces while playing bridge. His staunch, outspoken, argumentative loyalty to Missouri and the Middle West. His aptitude for Eastern night life. His presence at hops. The femmes ' enjoy- ment of his presence at hops. His miraculously messy table drawer. His name, Sam. His home-town name, Carroll. His enjoyment of and ability at tennis. His enjoyment of golf. His refusal to call trousers anything but pants. His bad puns. His good puns. His bad puns. His wordy antagonism for the " guver- ment. " His final respect for authority. His abhorrence of work. His efficiency in work, and the results thereof. His anticipation of serious work and success in his career. His good puns. His friendship. His chubbiness. Stars (4); Soccer (4-3); Howitzer Board ( 1 ) ; Christmas Card Commit- tee: Camp Illumination Committee: Program Committee : Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Supply Sergeant (1) Page Two Hundred Thirty-seven Frederick Oilman Saint Elmhurst, Illinois Eleventh District, Illinois FATE gave Freddy the bir l right from the start. Realizing the futility of files and the ignobility of tenths, Fred drifted along leisurely, his course marked by a distaste for that charmed circle of greasy grinds. The first blow fell the ensuing June Week: the pride of the Second Sections tripped blithely forth to receive his astral awards with the rest of God ' s Chosen. Thence onward the way was charted with chevrons and stars. Freddy just had to live up to his name. A psychologist might find evidences of dual personality even in this quiet lad. Lacking in that too-often obnoxious ag- gressiveness that one erroneously associ- ates with leadership, Fred leaves the im- print of his personality upon all of those with whom he comes in contact — not ob- viously, but none the less indelibly. He leads rather than dominates. Justice bids us add, however, that his confreres were ignorant of his impassioned epistles to unwary Pointer advertisers when they chose him custodian of corps honor. Honor Committee : Advertising Man- ager, Pointer: Acting Corporal (3); Corporal ( 2 ) ; Captain ( 1 ) C James Donald Sams Barnesville, Georgia Sixth District, Georgia REBEL " received his name early here, because of his ever-ready willingness to re-fight The War. The easiest and most direct way to his heart is to pay tribute to those great leaders of the Lost Cause, Lee and Jackson. The " rebel " attacks one other problem with equal zest — that is, resting. In four years he has worn out many Red Com- forters. We, his company mates, will unanimously back our own " Rebel " for Red Comforter Champion of ' 31. Fur- thermore, a glance at his final class stand- ing will substantiate my earnest belief that Red Comforter is as good a way to bone files as any — and much more pleas- ant. All in all, he was the hardest- working loafer it has been our privilege to know. Our earnest wish is that Uncle Sam will require his services only in a warm climate, and that a well-heated part of Heaven be reserved for him. If we ever get the chance to visit him up there, we shouldn ' t like to see him sitting on a radiator. Ki e Marksman: Pistol Marksman X t; • nilir • iK • • ge Two Hundred Thirty-eight m Scott Mock Sanford Cambridge, Illinois Fifteenth District, Illinois THAT intriguing sound of a horse ' s hoofs is heard, resounding in the crisp air of an October morning. Is a charming equestrienne out for her daily canter? Sanford, that brilliant horse- man, listens intently. He sagely remarks: " That ' s a sorrel mare with a white fore- foot " and wanders to the window to confirm his statement. Or rather because he is curious to see the animal, for he is certain that his comment requires no confirmation. His face reveals that. Paradoxically enough, it happens to be a mangy mule hitched to a miserable two- wheeled cart. Who but an ardent cav- alryman would disturb himself to look at a mule? The odoriferous riding hall charms Scott; the tug of the reins en- thralls him. May he wield his naked sabre skillfully — and God save the Cav- alry! It would appear that a military career is rather harsh for one who has an innate love of all things beautiful, but we be- lieve that Scott can reconcile the two. He loves, too, the kind Goddess of Slum- ber, and frequently does he assume a recumbent position. We say of Scott — " A likable old rep- robate. " Undiscerning maidens think him clever. And you would like him too! Peter Schmick Portland, Oregon Senator McNary, Oregon THANKS to passing the early years of his life in Canada, Pete escaped that worst of American traits — braggadocio. He has never stood out above his com- rades through an excess of swaggering; but rather is marked for the strength which lies behind his serenity. It is this calm of manner, this poise, that we are tempted to call " British dignity. " Peter ' s mask of silence is not to con- ceal weakness. It is an armor which allows him to pass untroubled among the petty worries with which lesser mortals burden themselves. He has a clear mind, and a keenness of perception fortified by well-chosen ideals. Cadets may sometimes pick a snake at random for hop-manager. They may choose without thinking even when they make class officers. Yet they are slow to elea men to the honor committee — r slow until they are sure of a correCT choice. We chose well when we entrusted the care of our ideals to Pete. Honor Committee ( 1 ) ; Sergeant ( 1 ) Page Two Hundred Thirty-nine August Schomburg Denver, Colorado Senatorial, Colorado CAN anyone recall Drawing without thinking of Schomburg? Memories of him crop out as we think of those awful hours — Augie at his board in the East Academic Building, inking the " bar- racks for ten men, " while we poor mor- tals struggled with an incomplete penciled outline. We have memories of his deep voice as it boomed commands to the first section as we climbed five tremendous flights to our new headquarters. That voice, so perfect for command, is destined to drive recruits hither and yon. Schomburg, as one of the charmed circle that understood descrip, pulled through many a goat by the sheer logic of his explanations. Though hard pressed by History during the writs, he still found time to help others. His ambition is to become a drawing instructor. We suspect him of emulating a certain bass-voiced member of the pres- ent drawing department staff. That is Schomburg — artist and soldier. Boxing (4) ; Soccer (4) ; " B " Squad Football (2); Choir (4-3-2-1); Ser- geant (1) Russell Bowman Semple Cambridge, Massachusetts Massachusetts National Guard THE Puritans might disclaim and Watchers exclaim but in the final analysis " Sleepy " is a true son of New England. Not that he possesses that stiff-necked attribute — on the contrary the distinguishing note is that urbanity of his; not the false suavity of New York nor the clamorous urbanity of Chicago, but the unaffeaed type that marks the Bostonian. A ready humor that ranges all the way from puns to sticking his finger in a glass of milk at mess put " Sleepy " right alongside Pagliacci and the other clowns of history. Can he dance? He cer- tainly can; ask the Tac who turned in that report first class fall. He is one of those rare football man- agers who handle coaches, stars, scrubs and all their vast coterie in a frictionless manner. Lack of friction in contact with the ball keeps him off the golf squad. But that ' s one of the sacrifices for being a smooth lad. Boxing (4); Football Manager (1); Golf (4-3); Hop Manager (2); Choir (4-3-2-1); Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) Page Two Hundred Forty I Gordon Singles Army HAVE you ever noticed one of chose advertisements showing an embar- rassing situation — one of those ads with a context saying, " What would you have done? Jim Jones of Oskaloosa, after a week ' s course with us, was master of the situation. " Gordon is our Jim Jones, ac- curately described — he is master of the situation. Long back in the dim, dark ages, when we were plebes, we can recall first-class- men raving about " that sophisticated Mr. Singles. " Even then our Gordon had that poise that refuses to let temporary woes influence tranquillity of spirit. Watch Singles at a hop some night. Always calm and suave — as completely at home there as most cadets are in a writ room. The French found an expression for such technique — they call it " savoir faire. " We cadets have no similar phrase. We simply admire, applaud and say, " It ' s genius, it ' s genius. " Howitzer (4-3); Soccer (4-2-1); mfie Team (3-2-1); AS. John Robert Skeldon Toledo, Ohio Senatorial, Ohio JOHNNY had a brother who graduated in ' 28, and who was a cheerful, in- different first class buck, practicer of a famous waddle-walk, aspirer to a pair of wings. Now D Co. ' s Johnny set out to beat his brother and so far we think he has. He ' s a little more cheerful ; a bit more indifferent; he waddles (and how!) and as for wings — he ' s advertising agent for the Air Corps. One can ' t say Johnny goes walking around in a dream, but figuratively speak- ing, he does have his head in the clouds. Down him in the Popolopen mud, choke him with Eustis dust, boil him on the area, one thing will still revitalize him — grant him the sight of a tiny spec purring its way across the sky and Johnny rises above mere corporeal pain. He is far away doing mental loop-the-loops and simulated barrel rolls. If Johnny gets to flopping through the ether before he ' s an angel, the Air Serv- ice will gain a real man. © ■ Page Two Hundred Porty-ottt — " u Wilbur Manly Skidmore Buckhannon, West Virginia Third District, West Virginia ALL these boys used to come down over those West Virginia moun- tains with a fightin ' rooster under one arm and a roll of bills big enough to choke a mule under the other " — Who says Scheherazade was the only great teller of worth-while stories? Listening to the old C. M. T. C. " honey " has whiled away many a pleasant hour for his class- mates. Skidmore knows his Chemistry. He can tell you all about the Aspirin, so much that you decide to keep your head- ache. He knows his mathematics, and his philosophy and his soldierin ' . As to his loves — first, last and always, Wilbur stands by the old red comforter and a comfortable pipe. He shows these men who sit and smoke and read a maga- zine. The only true path to truly happy leisure is just sittin ' and smokin ' . And he speaks from experience — an experi- ence that would make the stove of Omar Khayyam seem puerile. The same Skidmore, and a good man he ' ll be, as long as good men are. Choir (4-3-2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Sergeant (1) 4- Jacob Edward Smart Ridgeland, South Carolina Second District, Georgia JAKIE ' S sunny and easy-going career has found many an obstacle along the Hudson. Those of us who watched a harassed Jakie herd six trunks all over Virginia know that though he worries himself to death he always gets things done and never loses his temper while doing them. In four years, through the darkest periods, we never found him any- thing but cheerful. Five minutes with Jake never failed to bring us from deepest |;]oom to at least an approximation of cheerfulness. Early in yearling summer camp he earned himself the sobriquet of " Storm King. " Worries piled themselves upon his cherubic brow, and calls invariably came five minutes too soon. Sudden showers always found his coats hanging outside the tent, and his mosquito bar tripped him malignantly as he bustled forth to reveille. Jakie ' s troubles multi- plied like rabbits, but he never lost his serene expression. Three months of storm and strife left him looking like a benevolent kewpie. And so Jakie goes forth with the cool assurance that no misfortune can befall him. He ' s already had his share! Fencing (4-3-2-1); Plebe Football; Soccer ( 2 ) ; Rifle Marksman ; Pistol Marksman; Minor " A " Fencing; Sup- ply Sergeant ( 1 ) ; Regimental Ser- geant Major ( 1 ) Page Two Hundred Forty-two H Samuel Smellow Atlantic City, New Jersey Second District, New Jersey ATLANTIC CITY serves the nation through the medium of salt water taffy, but despite the fact that we are partial to taffy we attach importance to that resort because it happens to be Sam ' s podunk. During our four years of either diligent or indifferent search for enlight- enment Sam has been a popular and prominent classmate. This popularity was not due to making the search too diligent or too indifferent but was the result of mixing play and study in pro- portions that have produced the most agreeable of personalities and lasting of friendships. Sam enjoys handball, squash and la- crosse, but has specialized in the art of " wrestling, " where, under Tom ' s care and instruction, he has acquired speed and a. habit of throwing his opponents that we enjoy on many winter afternoons in the gym. Our only disappointing memory of him will be that of his weakness for exceed- ingly blind drags. We wish and expect the best for Sam. " C " Squad Wrestling (4); " C Sijuad Lacrosse (4); Lacrosse (3) Wrestling (3-2-1); Soccer (1); Act- ing Corporal ( 3 ) ; Corporal ( 2 ) Sergeant ( 1 ) Charles Coburn Smith, Oakland, California National Guard Jr. IN barracks, in the section-room, at the hops — in faa, wherever good fellows get together we find Smitty — and we find him the same " straight-shooter " who has been puncturing the bull ' s-eye down on the rifle range for the past three years. With the same nonchalance of manner with which he " maxes " a rifle score, he has won himself a long-lasting place in our hearts by his willingness to help, his graceful leadership, and a cheery, good- natured comradeship that says " howdy " to you whenever you meet him. The list of nicknames we have coined for him bears testimony to his many and varied attributes. He understands women as well as motors — and he certainly knows his carburetors. His tennis and golf are equally bad, but he mends clothes as well as mother could. Incidentally, he has exercised brain and brawn success- fully enough to cheer the weary Academic Department, and divert the wrath of demon-like Tacs. Rifle Team (3-2-1); Rifle Expert; i Pistol Expert; Lieutenant Page Two Hundred Forty-three Richard Sylvester Spangler York, Pennsylvania Twenty-second District, Pennsylvania DUTCH decided to go up to West Point a day in advance and get the low-down on the place before school started. He did, and spent the rest of plebe year explaining why he had been wandering about the place so noncha- lantly. His claim to fame plebe year was the astounding number of letters he received from one very special femme. He was the envy of even the most effi- cient snakes in all classes. Yearling year he distinguished himself by hiving descript and he has been up to his ears in work helping yearling goats ever since. Dutch likes good sports, masculine, feminine, or athletic, because he ' s a good sport himself. In any game, horseplay, or work he is in where the dust is flying thickest. He has made for himself a host of friends; friends that will last, for they realize the steadfastness of his character and the value of knowing a man of his calibre. Hockey (4) ; Pistol and Rifle Marks- man ; Sergeant ( 1 ) 5 |4 J 1 — Q, ,iMf i George Sebastian Speidel, Jr. Swissvale, Pennsylvania Thirty-third District, Pennsylvania AT last we ' ve found a versatile Dutch- man ! George admits that he has done, or knows how to do almost every- thing under the sun. We take it all with the proverbial quantity of sodium chlo- ride, but we are perfectly willing to con- cede him the point, because he does at- tempt a lot. Soccer is a great old game; it off ers great opportunity for anyone to partici- pate. All you need is a tough pair of shins and a solid cranium. Now George is a grand soccer player, the regular old blood-in-the-eye type, and knowing soc- cer as we do, we cannot understand just why. For George, in his gentler moods, does not impress one as being such a ferocious creature; rather the opposite, as evidenced by the way his deft fingers caress a keyboard. Strange combination — but why attempt to understand human nature? George gets a lot of fun out of life, and, if we are correct in our assumption, he has plenty more to come. Soccer (3-2-1); Choir (4-3-2-1); Rifle and Pistol Sharpshooter; Hun- dredth Night Show (2-1); Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieu- tenant ( 1 ) - - Page Two Hundred Forty-four Tom Victor Stayton Washington, District of Columbia Army TOMMY is a man of many loves, some of which he locks in the depth of his heart and others which he extols to all men, but among these divers loves, his devotion to the Islands stands su- preme. We never knew much about Hawaii until Tommy informed us, and now we can scarcely wait for the next boat. And we can imagine Tommy in his beloved Islands, enthralled by the beauties of Nature, exhilarated by the ocean breezes and enchanted by what Hawaii is famous for. How happy he will be upon his return to the Gem of the Pacific! Here is a veritable mine of original ideas and opinions, and although he is not terribly particular what your reactions may be, he considers it imperative that you lend an attentive ear. The Blue Book is his Bible, and there is no greater living authority on the everlasting regu- lations. An achievement that. Tommy ' s unfailing good nature com- forts the weary. His friends swear by him because they cannot fail to recog- nize his fundamental goodness. Football (4-3); Swimming (4); Catholic Chapel Sunday School Squad (3-2-1); Acting Corporal (3); Cor- poral ( 2 ) ; First Sergeant ( 1 ) Richard Steinbach Norristown, Pennsylvania Second District Pennsylvania " " DENEFACTOR of plebes and yearl- JD ings " may not sound like an in- spiring appellation, but it means a lot in trying to analyze Steinbach. It may be that he experienced somewhat of a jolt himself, in the transition to this life, and has determined to smooth out any rough spots he can for the plebes. At any rate, he has befriended them. Hand in hand with this spirit marches his inherent generosity. Nat would give a needy person the last glass of beer in his house, and beer — as you know — - means much more to a Pennsylvania Dutchman than the shirt off his back. Another thing which proves that there is much of the milk of human kindness in Stein ' s make-up is the fact that he is a Sunday School teacher. Animals, too, are his friends. Is there no limit to his kindliness? Trad (4-3) ; Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher; Sergeant (1) W ♦ Page Tiro Hundred Forty-five Phillip Benson Stiness Pawtucket, Rhode Island Third District, Rhode Island THE everlasting sameness of love for- bids originality, but it holds in its toils men of all kinds. Stiness, a poten- tial star man, passed up scholastic honors 10 enter the ranks of the starry-eyed. Like the " roads to Rome, " Phil ' s thoughts all lead to the same end — the O. A. O. m Larchmont. That is, in Larchmont when she isn ' t at Annapolis or West Point. Here was one contest that no eligibility rules could end. History re- peated itself, however, and the Kaydet won — supposedly. Always a stickler for regulations, de- spite the exhortations of his long-suffer- ing wives, " Bessie " stuck to the good old " Original Req. " brand of flunkey butt. The one thing that saved him from complete annihilation at the hands of said wives was his voluminous vocal outbreaks. No, Alcibiades, Philip is not taking the Cavalry, but will probably spend his life playing bridge behind the seacoast de- fenses " with. " Soccer (4) ; Howitzer Representative (2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman @ " James Francis Stroker Pleasureville, Kentucky Seventh District, Kentucky ONCE in a while you find a man who is hivey, dissy, efficient and is still outstandingly at the head of the best of keen files. When Jimmie first hit beast barracks he won the affection and admira- tion of his classmates by his thoroughness and his unfailing good nature. He hasn ' t changed a bit. He ' s still as slow, just as thorough, and his fairness and good humor haven ' t failed yet. Jimmie has always been a source of wonder to the rest of the Corps for his phenomenal ability to spec; he has a truly photographic brain. The way he used to devour the French Grammar was an abso- lute treat. Academics, however, never seemed to worry him much. If he got there, he got there ; if he didn ' t that was that. He made stars and he lost them with the same unhurried calm that char- aaerized his every aaion. Stroker should make a success of what- ever he tries for he has the characteristics of a true leader coupled with a lot of common sense. Take it all in all he ' s a good (and vociferous) advertisement for Kentucky and an excellent soldier, to boot. Stars (4); Wrestling (4-3-2-1); Minor " A " ; Engineer Football (2); Election Committee (1); Board of Governors ( 1 ) ; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); First Sergeant (1) Page Two Hundred Forty-six Dean Coldwell Strother Winfield, Kansas Third District, Kansas A FEW years in the " fastest loop in the world " made Doc the outstand- ing basketball player on the Army squad lor four years. " The Kansas Cyclone " tears up enemy offense like a tramp tears up a free lunch, and he enjoys it fully as much. Furthermore, he ' s a high- jumper, an excellent golfer, and a tennis player to boot. It is rumored that ex- cept for lack of time he ' d show the boys a few tricks about football. Personally, we ' ve never tried him out at ping-pong but we ' d bet he is good. In short, Doc is pretty close to being a " natural. " Strother is something of a raconteur. Anytime you feel the need of a hair- raising tale. Doc will oblige with a saga of the Kansas prairies. His stories are told in a rather inimitable style — which, in a way, is fortunate, for stories lose much by repetition, but more by imita- tion. At that. Doc is God ' s gift to the nineteenth hole. Football (4-2); Basketball (4-3-2-1), " A " ; Co-Captain (1); Track (4-3- 2-1), " A " ; Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1) ♦ Robert Alan Stunkard Governor ' s Island, New York New York National Guard THE Great is a jack of all trades. Though he has not worn stars since yearling year he still has his moments in the section room. In the field of athletics he also dabbles. Boxing, golf and foot- ball have found him in their squad lists. He is also willing to take anybody on for a pint of ice cream at tennis, pool or horseshoes. As sports editor of the Pointer he has long brought Corps activi- ties to our notice with his construaive criticism. In academics, athletics and aaivities he has taken an aaive part and as a " keen connoisseur of women " he has shown his ability in other fields. Naturally a quiet, retiring soul Bob is really full of fire — he has his own ideas and principles and sticks to them. He is individual. With all this natural ability how can we describe him better than by saying as one femme did, " he has possi- bilities. " Boxing (4-3-1); Golf (4-3-2-1); Manager of Golf; Engineer Football Team; Choir (4-2-1); Tenth Squad (4-3); Sports Editor of Pointer; Howitzer Sports (4-3-2-1) ; Manager, Engineer Team; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Pistol Sharpshooter; Rifle Marksman Page Two Hundred Forty-seven t John Barclay Sullivan Decatur, Illinois Senatorial, Illinois WITHOUT doubt Jack belongs to that limited class of people who stand out preeminently as leaders of men. From the beginning of his Plebe year he has always been selected as a leader and his great popularity has been attested by his classmates who have elected him as Vice-President of the class at every elec- tion. Sincerity of purpose, efficiency, a modest and tolerant attitude, and a true sense of duty, all have placed him dis- tinctly outside that group of men who sometimes obtain a certain amount of recognition by " file boning " and " quil- ling. " His only defeat was administered by the English Department when they tem- porarily stopped him in " The Woods of Westermain. " After that episode he sin- cerely believes that he would rather fight a dozen battles in the open than one battle in a forest. Studious but not ex- cessively so, serious but also a possessor of a keen sense of humor, Jack has made friends with everyone who knows him. Football (4-3-2) ; Vice-President ' 31 (3-2-1); Color Corporal (2); Pistol Marksman; Rifle Marksman; Battal- ion Commander ( 1 ) Alexander Johnston Sutherland Flushing, Long Island Army A SOLDIER, tailor, railroad man, truck driver, painter, newspaper man, and even a bricklayer — those are a few of the vocations that " Suds " has called his own. With superb altruism, however, he forsook even the opportunities of the last mentioned job and its possibility of twenty dollars a day, preferring rather to serve his country as a gentleman-cadet — with the greater possibility of becoming a major within some forty years. Always believing in that prophetic phrase — " And the first shall be last, " he has remained near the bottom of the class, to be on hand for the graft when the worm does turn. A fine athlete, his activities in varsity sports have been some- what hampered by that aggravating regu- lation in the Blue Book requiring a pro- ficiency in all studies to keep on a squad. In the classroom, however, he is a well- known performer. His greatest moment probably was in that famous " Phil " reci- tation triple play — " Wake up, Mr. Kohls, and you wake up Mr. Sutherland, and have him wake up Mr. Leinster. " Football (4) ; Swimming (4) ; Base- ball (4) ; Goat Football Team; Pistol Sharpshooter; Rifle Sharpshooter; A.B. • Page Two Hundred Forty-eight Field Hunter Tapping Milwaukee, Wisconsin Fourth District, Wisconsin GAZE at this picture and see Tap- ping, a star in the realm of versa- tile knowledge, a feature on the soccer field, a flash upon the hockey rink. We might well speak of him in the light of any of these three major achievements; but, because his ability as an athlete is so well known, we shall confine ourselves to a consideration of his ability as a collector of facts. In those days — long ago — before we received our free newspapers we de- pended on Tap to keep us in touch with the outside world. Should we care for a description of the dress uniform of an Igorote head-hunter, we ' d question Tap ; if confused by a minute bit of British etiquette, Tap was the man to see. He can tell you anything, at any time, about anybody — and more, if you ' ll let him. It is our fixed opinion that if the Army and Navy ever enter those pearly gates, they ' ll find Tap at the information bureau on Main street. Hockey (4-3-2-1) Horace Wayne Taul Calwa, California Seventli District, California IT ' S not that we particularly mind the fact that he comes from California, but we wish that he were a bit more back- ward in making known the merits of his native state. Such loyalty is indeed com- mendable, though sometimes hard on wives. Wayne left for West Point the day after he graduated from Fresno High School. That he is endowed with a good mind is shown by the ease with which he prepares his lessons. Moreover, he is not contented to remain idle, but im- proves each spare minute with the study of art, literature and music. He pursues such subjects as appeal to him with great enthusiasm and thoroughness. Only with difficulty has he accepted the strict disci- pline of Cadet life. However, we feel that he will find his place in the Army. We feel that his sincere and progressive charaaer will make him a valuable asset to the service. Fishing Club (1) Page Two Hundred Forty-nine • William Taylor, Jr. Cleveland, Ohio Twenty-second District, Ohio BILL is not an easy man to know. He is habitually very quiet, and lacks a self-assertive disposition. During his Plebe year, he was so unobtrusive and efficient that his equanimity did not re- ceive the rude shock that most plebes felt. He has changed less, since entering, than any man we know. He did not need to change. Until Furlo, Bill was vastly indifferent to the wiles of women. This, too, in spite of his pleasant smile and high forehead. Since Furlo, however, he has been sub- ject to strange fits — he has been known to steal up behind an unsuspeaing class- mate and inform him, in impressing tones, that love is the noblest of the emotions. There were few men in summer camp more willing to help a tent orderly ar- range his tent for inspection. " Greater love hath no man than this. " Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) i ' j ' Marvin Lyle Thomas Council Bluffs, Iowa Senatorial, Iowa TOWHEADS come in two categories — those who originate in the Corn Belt and those who do not. And current opinion would have it that those of the Mid-Western stamp are woefully un- versed in the niceties of living, that they are apt to sunburn their tonsils during their infrequent visits to the big city. True — too true, but Tommy somehow fails the old tradition and the familiar hayseed is missing. Rather he gives the impression of considerable saroir faire, for his erudite speech is equaled only by his masterful pen. Many times it has been iterated that life is but a stage, and it very naturally follows that only the born dramatist can fully garner the joys of being. Tommy seems to do just that. He has a yen for creating dramatic episodes, and even if his are of the ham variety, they lend color to his personality. Someday, we suppose, Marvin, Jr., will listen with open-mouthed awe to the tales of his old man ' s achievements. Our only hope is that the kid is the skeptical sort. Wrestling (4-3-2-1); Stars (4-3); Howitzer Staff (4-2-1); Choir (4-3- 2-1); Christmas Card Committee; Circulation Manager, Howitzer Cross Country ( 3 ) ; Pointer ( 3-2 ) ; June Week Program Committee ( 1 ) Page Tuo Hundred Fifty Elmer Lee Thompson Laurelton, Long Island, New York Eleventh Congressional District, New York WHEN better textbooks are written Elmer will studiously ignore them. In our four years ' companionship with " Tommy " we have learned to appreciate his nonchalance, his indifference to the trials that life imposes upon us. He has enjoyed his full quota of sleep except for three hectic months involving a confusion of lines, planes, and nightmares of revo- lution disguised as Descriptive Geometry. Even now Elmer avers that he is catching up on that sleep he lost yearling year. Elmer admits that he is a real misogy- nist but F Company knows better. He was dangerous enough around our femmes but when he successfully ex- tended his activities to chaperones we were truly alarmed. Light-hearted, generous and a real friend Elmer will always be remembered by his classmates. His power of appli- cation when necessity demands it should help him carry on in his selea branch, the backbone of the Army. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman Franqs Miles Thuney Washington, Distria of Columbia At Large BORN to the blue at Plattsburg Bar- racks and cradled in the sun of every clime, our Francis early developed a love for the Army. And as time drifted by it was only natural that he should hear the call of West Point. Accordingly, he came, saw, and was conquered. He has many accomplishments. Ten- nis and baseball are the sports at which he is most adept, and he can cut out " bulls " with his trusty Springfield like nobody ' s business. Plebe year he intro- duced an innovation. Jet Oil, which com- pletely revolutionized the art of shoe shin- ing at West Point. And as a First Class- man in Summer Camp, he proved him- self to be a Supply Sergeant par excel- lence. Academically, he oscillated and reciprocated almost at will — academics worry him not at all. Friends find him human — enemies can ' t find him at all. And we, we find him just right. Baseball (4-3); Track (4); Tennis (3-2); Basketball (2); Rifle " A " (2); Rifle Expert: Pistol Expert; Sergeant ( 1 ) w Page Two Hundred Fifty-one i J Edward Julius Timberlake, Jr. West Point, New York Thirteenth Distria, Michigari YOU ' VE seen him in action on the football and lacrosse fields, the base- ball diamond, at the track meets, and you ' ve seen him break the academy swim- ming records — if you ' ve ever been to West Point. If you ' ve ever been in his section, you ' ve seen him fess a juice reci- tation or fail to " hablar Espanol, " as we say down in the good old fifth section. Had you been his roommate for these years and years here at the academy, you would have seen him dig out the juice book during the writs and proceed to go pro by laboring an hour a night. The academic department tried for four years to give him the air and he ' s finally taking it. He ' s what we call a white man — he ' ll give you his last shirt or take yours. May his sons take after their old man and keep the name " West Point " and " Timberlake " together — as they ' ve been since his dad made the first Army touchdown against the Navy. Catholic Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Class Athletic Representative ( 3 ) ; Football (4-3-1); Baseball (3); Swimming (4-3-2-1) ; Track (4) ; La- crosse (2); Color Line (1); Man- ager Water Carnival ( 1 ) ; Pistol Ex- pert ; A.B. V ♦ Norman Ernest Tipton Rock Hill, South Carolina South Carolina National Guard IT seems only yesterday that this easy- going Southern collegian came saunt- ering through West Point ' s portals arid into our hearts. Even the machinations of the T. D. failed to dispel his cheerful grin and disarming qualities which reach out and make you an old friend at the start. Tip loves the South and its warmth and pipes a pleasant unhurried life. That would seem to brand him as lazy, but you ' ll know better if you ever see him dig into anything that really interests him; or better yet, try to argue with him on almost any subject. In spite of a minimum of eflfort, Tip usually lands near the top in everything. Even with the femmes he does not exert himself, but they don ' t seem to mind — in faa they enjoy it. Tip does have serious moments though. He ' ll always cheerfully lay aside his fic- tion to guide some Plebe or Yearling free of the clutches of the academic de- partment. Tenth Squad (3-2); Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); First Sergeant ( 1 ) ; Lieutenant ( 1 ) ■A Page Two Hundred Fifty-two I William Frew Train Savannah, Georgia Regular Army SINCE Bill comes from Georgia one might expect to find in him the lan- guid spirit that so characterizes men from the South. Not so with Bill, however. He started his Plebe year on an even standing with his classmates, and from that day until this he has counted care- fully the files that he has gained or lost. Files mean more to Bill than most Cadets, and he has worked hard for his Lieuten- ant ' s chevrons. His days are busy days, but no matter how much he is pressed for time, he is always ready to lend a helping hand to the struggling goat. Last year Bill dis- played great patience while coaching some of the deficient yearlings. Bill doesn ' t wear stars, but he has a way of imparting his knowledge to others that is a godsend to those who are losing in their fight with the Academic department. Fencing (4) ; Pistol Sharpshooter; Rifle Sharpshooter ; Corporal ( 2 ) ; Lieutenant ( 1 ) Orlando Collette Troxel, Jr. Washington, Distria of Columbia At Large IN high school they dubbed him " Tricky " Troxel. He still caricatures and mimics to perfection the salient points of his subjea. Yet there always bubbles through this tomfoolery that in- fectious cheerfulness, never tinged by petty sarcasm. His laugh. ' Ah, yes, his laugh ! We seldom laugh at his grinds but no one can long resist that spontane- ous gurgle of happy amusement. However, the buffetings of life h.ave laid upon him a seriousness and singleness of purpose which we sincerely admire. He worked three long years as a Pointer assistant for the opportunity to shoulder the cares and responsibilities of circula- tion manager. Those in the know realize the exacting requirements of the job he tackled and its imperative need for sound, conservative reasoning. He has sought and shouldered respon- sibility, yet he has greatly smoothed the way by his uncanny gift for placing just the right intonation upon that famous adjective " superb. " Fencing (4); Pointer Staff (4-3-2- 1 ) ; Circulation Manager ( 1 ) ; Chair- man Ring Committee ; Pistol Sharp- shooter; Rifle Marksman; Acting Cor- poral (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) - Page Two Hundred Fifty-three Merrick Hector Truly Fayette, Mississippi Seventh District, Mississippi THERE are many attributes of genius and perhaps there are even a few geniuses within the covers of this book. But it takes more than genius to have not a single enemy in the whole wide world. From the discriminations of the grey clad Corps of Cadets to the affection- ate attachment of the niggers at home he is everywhere and immediately liked. Favorite son of Fayette Mississippi ' s lead- ing and only banker, he has brought to West Point all of the lazy nonchalance that is his heritage. Ideal roommate, unparalleled friend, genial, generous to a fault, are praises none too high for the lank Southerner. He looks askance at the assorted curricula of this place and gains a liberal education from voracious reading of surprisingly good books. The languidness with which he faces life, however, terminates abruptly with this now realized ambition to finish up here what he began some five years back. I toast a Southern gentleman, Merrick Hector Truly. A.B. William Potter Turpin, III. Centerville, Maryland First District, Maryland IT is inevitable that this biography should start off with a remark about red hair. Red hair is usually associated with trouble, and that brings us to the subject of Turpin. If Ben isn ' t falling m love, he ' s falling out, both of which mean trouble. In quiet moments he gets made or busted or transferred to " F ' just to break the monotony. Ben has consistently avoided wearing stars with a whole heartedness that is characteristic of everything he does. If academics were considered from a foot- ball standpoint, we could say that the P ' s had the ball down by Turpin ' s goal line most of the time. However, he has a stonewall defense when they get him down to the three-yard line. Turpin gained the friendship and ad- miration of everyone as soon as he got here, and his circle of friends has grown ever since. He is a good soldier and a fine friend; a genial soul who will relish his portion of milk and honey — should the Lord be so inclined! Football (4); Hockey (4-3); Base- ball (4) ; Hop Manager (4-1) ; Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1) ; Acting Cor- poral (3) ; Corporal (2) ; Lieutenant (1) Page Tuo Hundred Fijty-jour V 4 Orville Zelotes Tyler, Jr. Jacksonville, Florida Fourth District, Florida LONG may that face, reddened by too many Florida suns, reflect the Spirit of Ozie. All the attributes of the home country are firmly embedded deep in the soul of young Tyler. To him all females are ladies. The inner man is pretty hard to ana- lyze. Offhand, he seems a hopeless oUa- podrida of moods — sometimes morose, sometimes happy, sometimes carefree and often carrying all the burden of Atlas and the maledictions of Cassandra on his shoulders. But one thing sure, he always has a good word for the next man. Ozie ' s moods produce verse to rival Poe ' s, but long after ordinary human at- tributes have faded — when we ' re too old to enjoy anything but a warm shower — ■ we ' ll recall those barbershop harmony ses- sions in the 4th div sinks, centered around Ozie ' s baritone. Football, " C " Squad (4); Football, " B " Squad ( 3 ) , Track, Assistant Manager (3), Manager (2-1); Choir (3-2-1); Hundredth Night Lyrics ( 2 ) , Business Manager ( 1 ) ; Hop Manager (3-1); Camp Illumination Committee; Color Line Committee; Pointer Staff (3-2-1) ; Corporal (2) ; Sergeant ( 1 ) Harold Robert Uhlman Blue Island, Illinois Third District, Illinois THERE are really but two ways to gain knowledge, and when one lacks the zeal necessary for original research, the only recourse is to ask questions. An inquisitive mind is something of an at- tribute, but it is imperative that it be accompanied by a certain amount of dis- cretion concerning the business of asking questions. Uhlman displays the inquisi- tive mind, and too, sadly enough, an innate aptitude for being indiscreet. If it were possible for him to converse with the late great William J. Bryan, he would surely inquire if the gentleman had ever run for president. Uhlman personifies the departure from the typical ; his peculiarities discourage any attempt to mark his notable charac- teristics. And it is for this reason that few men believe that they know him well. But he is generally agreeable enough, so why bother to analyze him? His career at this citadel of brain and brawn has been lengthy if nothing else. He will receive his two very significant gold bars with a clear conscience, know- ing full well that he has earned them. Football (4-1); Boxing (3-1); Rifle Marksman ; Pistol Sharpshooter; A.B. Page Two Hundred Fifty-five Charles Roger Urban White Plains, New York New York National Guard " z ' HOLLEY, " the only man in the V Corps who was ever " D " in inter- murder. He is a true New Yorker, not only in name but in fact and is willing to fight the Battle of White Plains any- where and at any time. He has cast his lot in with the Class of ' 30 and with us, but his friendship for us has proved more lasting. We can hardly blame his choice, nor are we sorry that he decided, acting upon the advice of the Academic Board, to turn to us. A word to the wise — never bother Charlie when he is asleep, for he ' s more dangerous then than when awake. Ask his wives or a Tac. They will tell you that they would rather waken a somnam- bulant wildcat with a sore throat than this wild-looking man from the East. But after all looks are awfully deceiving, and Charlie will probably give due credit to the Finance Department in after years. Tenth Squad; Pistol Aiarksman Jess H. Veal Downs, Kansas Sixth District, Kansas HERE is an easy double for William Boyd, a man with a sincere nature and a strong will. Quiet, yes, but a bet- ter companion could not be had. He left a Kansas farm with every prospect of creating a great record on the grid- iron, only to be disillusioned Plebe year, when a shoulder injury permanently put him out of the game. Still more hard luck was to follow, for at Christmas he was forced to take a sick leave — and in consequence, ' 31 gained a real classmate. Veal is quiet and inclined to be stu- dious. He seldom drags. One might think this a description of a serious man, but on week-end leaves he can enjoy a good time with the best of us, and con- tribute in no small way to the enjoy- ment of those about him. The ability to see life as other than a mad kaleido- scopic jumble, coupled with the will to cast aside introspection for the sake of viewing the lighter side of affairs, gives Veal an air of self-possession that we envy, not so much for itself, as for those qualities which it connotes. Football (4) ; Assistant Editor Bugle Notes (2) ; Editor Bugle Notes (1) ; Acting Corporal (3); Supply Ser- geant (1) Page Two Hundred Fifty-six m A Aft i I Jaime Velazquez y Camacho Philippine Islands Philippine Islands JIMMY is a man who came down to us from the class of ' 29. And it has been a stroke of good luck for us to have him with us, although it came as a result of one of the toughest breaks a man has ever had. If determination and perseverance was ever combined in one man and coupled with a grip of iron — they were incor- porated in Jimmy. The change of cli- mate from the Philippines to West Point tore down his health completely, but it never destroyed his iron determination. After he had weathered the storm of ill health, he came back to complete his task. " Never start a thing you won ' t finish, " is his motto, and it has helped him through his cruel task to the goal — grad- uation! Such strength of character we admire in any man, and we point with pride and admiration to our friend and classmate — Jimmy Velasquez. May his future be crowned with the greatest success — he deserves it! Clifford C. Wagner Bellevue, Kentucky Sixth District, Kentucky GOOD-NATURED, ready-humored, easy-going, ready to turn off the light and snore with you at nine o ' clock if you will just wake him at the two- minute bell at reveille, dropping cigarette ashes in your shoes under the bed with a manner that makes you feel an affec- tion for the darned ashes and lets you shake them out only with a feeling of infinite compunction, taking things so easily that the shouldering of half your problems is second nature to him — you have Pete. His only health barometer is his appetite, which says that he is deathly ill if he falls under a dozen sausages at breakfast. Big as a mastiff and giving you the same sense of security in his strength and sympathy, he is so ready witted as to discern a grind in almost everything at even such a place as the Point.. Cfjoir (4-3-2-1) Hundredth Night Show (1) Page Two Hundred Pifty-seven Seiss Ertel Wagner Rushville, Indiana Regular Army IN royalty ' s most approved manners, Seiss entered West Point. He came with blare of bugle and beating drums, for he was one of the famous Hell-Cats before entering the Academy as an in- mate. All Plebe year he repented for the din he had raised, in previous days, at Reveille. He emerged as one of the quietest men in the class — very subdued, his racket-creating proclivity utterly de- stroyed. Since then Wagner has held a creed of silence. In long acquaintanceship, only one method has been found to make him vociferous: accuse him of keen-filing. Seiss is sensitive to this, probably because he did keen-file someone once upon a time — although we doubt him of mali- cious intent. He is too good natured to break a friendship. Seiss is a Hoosier, and he is proud of it. Four years he ' s piped graduation only as a step to Fort Benjamin Harrison. For his sake, here ' s hoping! Edwin Anderson Walker Center Point, Texas Senatorial THE mere fact that a man ' s from Texas conveys a very definite impression — ten-gallon hats, swaggering desperados and six-shooters. You see that we are up on our Diamond Dick, too. But the impression is often erroneous ; witness Edwin A. Walker. Almost meek, as- suredly unassertive, but that doesn ' t mean he doesn ' t do things. Polo is his love, his forte, his ambition. His room is cluttered with polo magazines, and all his available time is spent on a horse. If this army hasn ' t a crack polo player some of these days, it won ' t be Ed ' s fault. If you are walking down the street and see an innocent, benign, young man Strolling along with unconcerned serenity (as if he had just lit a whole package of Murads) and you speak to him and he answers in a soft-voiced drawl, be not deceived! In the words of a learned leaurer of our acquaintance, " They ' s trinitrotoluene in them that biceps! " Polo (4-3-2-1) Page Tuo Hundred Fijiy-eight 1i • Paul Christian Heim Walz Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Seventh District, Pennsylvania ' T HAVE lots of things to do. How J- do you fold these shirts? Where do these socks go? " After hearing these phrases plus a thousand and one other like questions and assertions, we, " Heinle ' s " fellow-beasts, decided he was too puerile to live, and that he would be found plebe Christmas. We are glad now that we were wrong. Heinie is still with us, and the erstwhile pest has gained, among us, a good num- ber of friends who will love him always. We cheerfully admit we were mistaken in our earlier opinions of him. He was not a pest, nor was he dumb; he gave us a cheerful line of chatter, calculated to make us forget, temporarily, the harsh grind of plebe life. Heinie is one of the youngest men in our class, and yet he has a wealth of wit and wisdom. He makes the most of his youth, being always kind and considerate, and above all, cheering the more unfor- tunate of his classmates. Choir (4-3-2-1) Peter Otey Ward Lynchburg, Virginia Sixth District, Virginia PO. has endured official insult in too • many institutions of learning for various reasons to ever be affected deeply by the threats of either the Department of Tactics or Academics. Although this has been a source of minor differences between P. O. and the Powers that be from time to time, his path, however rough, has been serenely traveled, with his time spent chiefly in entertaining and cheering those of us who have been less fortunate. Raconteur of no mean merit, he has left in our midst several imperishable characters of his own origination, notably the famed Captain L. Andrews and his faithful aide, Lieut. Potato. His great fund of the common variety of stories too has helped to while away many an idle moment, and his collection of toys and gadgets has stolen our attention from our books on innumerable occasions. Who can forget the time spent making genuine Turkish cigarettes in his inimi- table manner. Wall Street shudders at the news that P. O. might leave the army, but to the rest of us such a course would be a blow, for the army needs such men as Peter, Newby ' s opinion notwithstanding. Howitzer Assistant (4); Choir (1); Sunday School Teacher (3-2); Hun- dredth Night Show (2) Page Two Hundred Fifty-nine f t Frederick Hayes Warren Newark, New Jersey Eighth District, New Jersey JUST when one begins to feel that he knows Freddie pretty well some new characteristic comes to the surface that is utterly surprising and attractive. When he first came to " C " Co. we knew we had gained a rather serious man of far superior intelligence; who read modern philosophy in spare moments; who wrote good poetry that rarely escaped his own severe criticism; who bought and enjoyed the largest Red Seal records he could find ; who, under that gentle mien there lurked a love of seemingly foolhardy endurance of a greyhound. Today we are never surprised by any new accomplishment or adventure of Warren ' s. However, we would be immensely surprised to find him other than the frank, congenial, obliging friend we know. Coach Deficienl Cadets (4-3-2) ; Stars (4-3-2) ; Hundredth Night (2) ; Cadet Chapel Choir (2-1) ; Associate Editor, Pointer ( 1 ) ; Class Historian (1) ; Lacrosse Squad (4-3-2-1) ; Ma- jor " A " (2); Corporal (2); Lieu- tenant (1); Regimental Supply Offi- cer ( ) John Knight Waters Lutherville, Maryland Fifth District, Illinois TO reach the heights of real eulogy demands always a bit of histrionics. The mere prose-molder must, therefore, feel unarmed to come to do justice for Johnny Waters. We feel in the first place that none but the truly impertinent would address even in thought to this man the question, " What manner of man is this? " " What manner? " indeed — with his precepts cleft in his chin and his ideals vouchsafed in his actions. And yet on top of it he is so soundly human as to jeopardize that air of Chesterfield he wears. That air of Fauntleroy, you venture, not knowing that you simper. Ah, yes, he quite fritters away his time towards the end of November when soccer is over and hockey has not yet begun. Then, too, when he has finished the hockey, or rather done it brown, he dawdles around until lacrosse commences. Of course, he is secretary of the class and First Captain, but that is neither here nor there. It is simply that he is all there — is John Waters. Secretary of Class (3-2-1); Fencing (4); Football (4-3); Soccer (2-1), Minor " A " (1); Hockey (3-2-1), Minor " A " (2), Captain (1); La- crosse (4-3-2-1), Major " A " (2); Honor Committee ( 1 ) ; Chairman (ex officio) First Class Club; Horse Show Committee (1) ; Corporal (2) ; Regimental Commander (1) Page Two Hundred Sixty m A m A P A Donald Bowiii Webber Detroit, Michigan Senatorial, Michigan THIS little ray of sunshine is never happier than when participating in some strenuous athletic pursuit, such as passing up the second cups of tea at the behest of his thirsty confreres. One would never suppose that Bowie had a secret sorrow, but some excuse must be forthcoming for his blind-drag- ging proclivities. At that, perhaps he really is sincere in his wish to vindicate maidens ' dreams of West Point males. Naturally his gentle (?) ways and ro- mantic gaze have wrung the heartstrings of countless fair damsels, but, alas, always in vain. Donnie ' s immunity to feminine charms parallels his apparent disregard for the alluring advertisements of a cer- tain Mr. Gillette. Is he an athlete? Well, that depends entirely upon the point of view. Cer- tainly, however, those great, strong arms were not made just to tote a gun around with. Intrepid? Well, rather — and per- sistent, too. Once in action he hesitates not, nor does he falter till the end is within grasp. Verily, he loveth not wisely but too long. Cadet Chapel Choir; Sport Editor, Howitzer; Boxing (3-2), Manager ( 1 ) ; Engineer Football Team ; Hun- dredth Night Show (3-2-1); Cheer Leader (1); Color Line Committee; Camp Illumination Committee; A.B.; B.A.; Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) Milan A. G. Weber Milwaukee, Wisconsin Fifth District, Wisconsin QMILEY " is a man who occupies an O anomalous position in our hearts. A hard worker, a light-hearted and gen- erous classmate with a smile and a c heery greeting for everyone, a man indubitably a gentleman and a scholar. Smiley per- sists nevertheless in bringing down upon his head the just wrath of his long-suffer- ing friends by his display of a devastat- ing sense of humor. Some of his puns are literally calls to arms. But what ' s the use? When the fray is ended, arms and legs untangled, and men withdraw a pace or two and daze with the sense of a task well done — then, when the man looks up from amidst the ruins of a suit of clothes and says, " Hello, people! " — what are you going to do about it? Well, we return the grin, too. Smiley ' s devil-may-care recklessness has more than once brought him into scrapes from which only his presence of mind, his hearty and fearless good nature, could extricate him. These qualities, which are alike faults and saving graces, have en- abled us to claim him as a classmate. Football (4); Track (4); Lacrosse (3) ; Cross Country (4-3) ; Howitzer Staff (2-1); Hundredth Night Show (4-3-2-1); Gun Club; Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Expert; Corporal (2); lieutenant ( 1 ) ; B.A. Page Two Hundred Sixty-one George M. Wertz, Jr. Johnstown, Pennsylvania Twentieth District, Pennsylvania OUR big blond Dutchman possesses savoir faire — when a plebe he was inconspicuous, a yearling, studious; sec- ond classman, hivey; first classman, effi- cient. (In a nice way.) Although he wears stars, he is not wooden. When there is jovial horseplay or whimsical nonsense to be perpetrated, George is always somewhere around. He is at his best when wrestling with three men at once — then it is that he assumes Homeric proportions — his Prussian hair bristles defiantly, his blue eyes gleam with an unholy light, he surrounds his oppo- nents, enveloping either or both flanks — in short, the carnage is little short of hellish. Seriously, little can be said in his favor — only that he is good-tempered, has a fine sense of humor, is very intelligent, and is always ready to help anyone. Re- liability and determination are his out- standing traits of charaaer. He can take his girls or leave them alone. Nothing ever worries George. Tenth Squad (3-2-1); Gun Club (1); Stars (2); Pistol Marksman; Rifle Sharpshooter; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1) John Thomas Westermeier Carlinville, Illinois Twenty-first District, Illinois BECAUSE of the originality which has delighted us through four tedious years, Jawn is happily destined to hold an especial position in any memories of cadet life we may hold. Westy, through his ingenuity, has found the way to the hearts of all cadets. Perhaps this is be- cause he has shared and observed things so keenly here under the stern grey walls with us and because ways undiscoverable to the uninitiated have opened for him. Not even the harsh life of beast bar- racks could obscure Westy ' s candle, and to his horror the upper classes quickly discovered his abilities. As every plebe who is ingenious enough to admit a pen- chant for drawing must be passed through an apprenticeship on hop cards; and for a year his talents were subjea to the beck of the upper classmen. Phase by phase, from yearling riding, first Christmas leave and furlough, to this last June Week, his inimitable sketches in the Pointer have kept abreast of the hu- morous history of the class. Pointer (4-3-2-1); Art Editor (1); Howitzer (4-3-2); Hundredth Night (3); Rifle Marksman Page Two Hundred Sixty-two Charles Pence Westpeling St. Joseph, Missouri CHUCK impressed us at the start with his warm and cheery individuality. In fact, a more agreeable companion can- not be found. His good nature and abil- ity to see the bright side of life has won for him many staunch and lasting friends. Simplicity is the " Open Sesame " to Chuck ' s character. He never clutters his mind or his work with bewildering faas and details. Instead, he frees complex details from their intricacies and in doing so brightens not only his life but the lives of those about him. A more willing worker or better sport cannot be found. He is not afraid of work and does what is required speedily and efficiently. He plays square with everyone while doing his work and always gives the other man the best of the bar- gain. Hockey (4-3); Rifle (3-2); Soccer Manager (2-1); Rifle Aianager (1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman ; Cor- poral ( 2 ) ; Sergeant ( 1 ) ; First Ser- geant (1) Gerald Evan Williams Presque Isle, Maine Fourth District, Maine SAYS Jerry (with apologies), " I give you the horse, that marvelous animal with the heart of a woman, the timidity of a fawn, the courage of a gladiator, the acquiescence of a mistress, the loyalty of a warrior, and the unreliability of a wrist watch. " We question his authority to speak in every case save that of inter- preting a woman ' s heart ; we shan ' t argue that point. In fact we won ' t argue with him on anything; his beliefs are too posi- tive. He would rather hang one leg over the radiator and attack every and any established credo than aid Paris in pass- ing out the Golden Apple, almost. We may add here that Jerry has always re- gretted the misfortune that ordained his living at a time too late to permit his having the final word about that Apple business. However, lest we digress: we give you Gerald Evan Williams, cynic, bon vivant, who would rather be wrong than gregari- ous, rather be right than acquiescent. Football (4-3-2-1); Hockey (4-3); Track (4-3); Lacrosse (2-1); Wrest- ling (2-1) Page Two Hundred Sixty-three HoYT Daniel Williams Monroe, Georgia Ninth District, Georgia T TEY. Sherman, who won the Civil -TJ- War? " Them is harsh words, stranger, and best not addressed to Hoyt D. Williams, southern gentleman. At any time Willie will rise to heights of argumentative splendor in defense of the Confederate States. This is his privilege, for he ' s a Georgia " " Cracker " from the ground up. His native state is not the only thing Willie will argue about. In fact, he seems happy only when refuting impu- tations to the effect that he is a " ' poop- sheet artist, " or some other unkind accu- sation. The subject matters not when a debate can be had for its own sake, and ' " Cracker " is never beset with doubts as to the logic of his arguments. Frequently does Willie enter Cullum ' s stately portals. The kaleidoscopic pano- rama of beautiful gowns, the pretty faces, and the subtle nuances of sweet music lure him. No remarkable thing this. It ' s just a fundamental part of his disposi- tion. Lacrosse (4-3-2-1); Pistol Expert; Rifle Sharpshooter; Corporal (2); Sergeant ( 1 ) Warren Grant Willis Lawrence, Kansas First District, Oklahoma IT may be said in all seriousness that this tumbleweed of Nature and Kan- sas has never had a sober thought since Beast Barracks. There are those who insist that he has had no thoughts at all — we doubt that statement. We have seen him through four years of turn-out writs, area-walking expeditions and all the trials which come to a rebellious spirit unable to see the point to all this mili- tary business. And thru it all there has never appeared a ripple in the smooth surface of his unfailing good humor. We have seen him in playful roughhouse and in moments when his conversation approached sheer idiocy. Yet in spite of an ill-controlled desire to tear him limb from limb, that very idiocy is a welcome relief from the usual Kaydet tale of woe and disillusion. Oral hasn ' t found much inspiration for serious labor at West Point. He has coasted along on his brains rather than his work. Yet somehow we feel that when he eventually comes to a job that is really worth-while, he ' ll come thru. A.R Page Two Hundred Sixty-four Norton Bailey Wilson Colstrip, Montana First District, Montana u YOUNG Lochinvar rode out of the West, " et cetera. This young Lochinvar came out of the West all right, but he should have brought the West with him. When he laughs — which is often — he needs a thousand-acre range to tone down his volume. When a lecture is announced in the mess hall you may be sure that Kinky contributes his share to the glad shouts that rise up. But he tends to create a cheerful atmosphere, and that, undoubtedly, is to be desired. A student above the average, Wilson finds tim e to follow faithfully the serials in the Saturday Evening Post. He even drags occasionally, although when he does it seems to be to help someone else rather than for any overpowering love of the sex. Women require too gentle handling. Nobody has any trouble getting along with Kinky. His broad grin often dis- played truly connotes his amicability. Choir (3-2-1); Rifle Marisman: Pis- tol Expert; Sergeant (1) Louis Russell Wirack Butte, Montana Montana STARS — green ones and real gold ones, too! Gus is a hivey man. Yet we do not believe those stars give Gus the same thrill that he receives from a mythi- cal set of honorary anchors presented to him by the goats he aided on academic battlefield. In F Company baffled plebes and despairing yearlings have had an " Open Sesame " for the door of knowl- edge. It has been " See Gus. He ' ll do It. Too often brilliance is accompanied by horn-rimmed glasses and a quavering voice. Not so here. Gus is no library ghost. We have seen him play football on the Engineer team ; we have seen him box. He uses his hands as well as he does his head. In one respea Wirak has a weakness. He is not a master of the fairer sex, only an admirer — an ardent admirer. But, after seeing Wirak with chevrons and stars, we wonder if the fairer sex hasn ' t its share of admirers — ardent admirers — of F Co. ' s own wild, woolly westerner. Honor Committee ; Stars (3-2) ; Box- ing (4-3-2); Chess Club; Tenth Squad (3-2-1) ; Rifle Marksman; Pis- tol Marksman ; Acting Corporal ( 3 ) ; Corporal ( 2 ) ; Sergeant ( 1 ) Page Two Hundred Sixty-five Richard Hungerford Wise Watertown, New York Thirty-second District, New York PERHAPS it was the hard years at Princeton that made him so meticulous — even about the shape of his hats. May- be you never heard about the winter he spent trying to warp an odd dress cap into shape by hanging it over the radiator. If you don ' t beUeve it, look up the delin- quency reports for yearling year. Little did we suspect four years ago that we had with us one heir to the Myer-Sniffen millions, but even this has never impaired his ability to bum skags and wear open-work undershirts. Dick ' s outstanding characteristic is his potential sense of humor. He has a capacity for employing himself and for appreciating life in general. He knows and understands boats and horses. Com- mon sense is his greatest blessing, and beyond that he has a well founded insight into human nature. Wherever the future finds him, he will be putting forth his best efforts to maintain the standards that are his by inclination and inheritance. Fencing, (4-3); Gymnasium (4) William Rogers Woodward Jackson, Georgia Sixth District, Georgia " H ; ELLO ! My name ' s Woodward. My trunk ' s downstairs. Shall we carry it up now? " That ' s the way he came — breezy, jolly, ready for a tryout with ' 31. At the outset, William R. Woodward is a soldier. He has enough force of character and domination to lead even a Mexican army to victory. Moreover, he understands his doughboy to a " T. " Woodie is also a boxer of no mean ability. Strong, brawny arms with a lightning-like rapidity of motion; two hard fists; and a quick eye — these are the secrets of that success which nets him the usual K. O. and that final decision, " Won by Wood- ward, Army. " Staunch supporter of modern lan- guages, veteran of many a gruelling turn- out writ, without a doubt he is a man of promise. He has given the various arms of the service due consideration and has decided to continue his activities as a doughboy. Luck to you, Woodie! Squads right! Football (4); Track (3-2); Boxing (4-3-2-1) ; A.B.: Lieutenant (1) 4 Page Tuo Hundred Sixty-six Daniel Turner Workizer St. Petersburg, Florida At Large " TTrORKIZER ' S turned out. " We VV began hearing it plebe year and now it is an often recurrent call. Danny is a little fellow with all the best qualities of a runt. He likes to work; and it doesn ' t matter particularly at what, just so he ' s busy. Whether he is carving fancy boats or aeroplanes or helping his classmates loaf he does it with all his enthusiasm — by the way he is a most enthusiastic loafer. Workizer is an in- tense person; if he ' s mad, he ' s mad all over, and if he ' s happy, you just can ' t hold him down. Irrepressible, that ' s the word. You can ' t help liking him, even though he does laugh when everything seems to be all wrong. After seeing the whole country he still likes Florida best. In fact he likes it so well that he never gets tired talking about it. Aside from that, his chief occupation is dragging good-looking femmes. How he does it so consistently is what a lot of us would like to know. Rille Marksman: Pistol Marksman: Wrestling (2-1); Goat Football Team: Choir (4-3-2-1) ♦7 Donald Norton Yates Bangor, Maine Fourth District, Maine " XTOW everyone will please give me J-N| his attention for just a moment — our Company street will represent a — " and so directed Don. Thus a change in four years of the man from Maine, with the not only correct but fluent English which was often heard over a certain piece of spec during Beast Barracks, to one with many tasks needing his aid. Others have been B.A. ' s, makes, squad captains, snakes and choir birds — yet few have cruised to Europe. Don didn ' t join the Navy a la Annapolis, yet from Furlo — his experiences equal those of any middy we ' ve ever heard. But why con- tinue — perhaps you know. Precedent as well as choice makes it the air. That small band of hopefuls who invaded Brooks each year claims a Gym Captain and Don will not break a tradi- tion. After the rings and tumbling on the mats, that equilibrium essential in a good pilot is his and we all say — lots of luck, and here ' s to your wings — stout fellow ! Gymnasium (4-3-2-1 ) ; Soccer (4-3- 2-1) ; Lacrosse (4) ; Choir (4-3-2-1); A.B. Page Two Hundred Sixty-seven -k Millard Chester Young Los Angeles, California Army YOU might be misled to think that this curly-head ' s from down Galves- ton way. Not so! To put it in those words of his — " I ' m from Cal! " Who doesn ' t know where California is? From the way he talks you ' d think there was a state by that name. Sometimes he talks of moons, sometimes of palms, but most always he specifically comes out and says " they ' re all in Los Angeles. " Speaking of moons it reminds us of a bleak Decem- ber night when the solitude was pierced by the " moonings " and groanings in those " K " Co. dives. No one suspicioned, they knew Chet was up to his pranks. But there ' s a far more serious side to this man of many faces. He ' s done for A.rmy in cheer leading what Grange did for Illinois on the field. A Eugene O ' Neil and Lawrence Tibbet all in one. In track and gym he has never failed to make himself conspicuous. Versatility and enthusiasm is a good combination, you know. Gymnasium (4-3-2-1); Track (4-3- 2-1) ; Choir (4-3-2-1) ; Football (2) ; ' Cheer Leader ( 1 ) ; Pistol Sharp- shooter: Rifle Sharpshooter: Corporal ( 2 ) ; Lieutenant ( 1 ) ; Captain ( 1 ) Joseph Buford Zimmerman Sterling, Kansas Seventh District, Kansas FROM the first day that he donned the raiment of braid and brass, Zim ' s pro- pensities earned him a host of friends, and kept him perpetually on the border line of trouble. His years at Kansas University and in the National Guard taught him more than can be learned from books and in- fantry drills. All this knowledge was applied on afternoons when he was not playing soccer or lacrosse, and the other members of " L " Company ' s " A " Squad will testify to the fact that he seldom came home empty-handed. Zim has shown a decided preference for the Saturday Evening Post and the Cosmo rather than the issued textbooks, consequently has enjoyed no great favor in the eyes of the Academic Department. But this does not perturb him a great deal, especially when it is still possible to enjoy a quiet card game or an occa- sional drag. Zim ought to have a great big time out in this man ' s army, and if he doesn ' t, you can be assured that it won ' t be his fault. Lacrosse (4-3-2) ; Co-Captain Lacrosse (1), Major " A " ; Polo " B " Squad; Sergeant ( 1 ) Page Two Hundred Sixty-eight • • Major John M. Welch AS aaors are born, not made, so Major Welch was a born West Pointer — and it was our privilege to claim him as one of our class. Not only was he one of the official guardians of our health, but he was the guardian of every tradition that makes West Point an institution apart from all others. Imbued with an innate sense of justice and impartiality, along with a considerateness unlimited, he became to us the epitome of what we ourselves would like to be, rather than the symbol of grim impersonality that a man who listens to the ills of a thousand others is apt to be. Because his first thought has always been of others — be it the lowliest plebe or the highest " make " ; because where " Duty " stops, he has continued beyond un.selfishly and sympathetically; because he embodies all of the highest qualities of a calling dedicated to self-sacrifice; and because he has always been a friend to every man in the corps, we of 1931 are proud to name Major Welch as honorary member of our class. Page Two Hundred Sixty-nine nd now tve become informal, and take you back with us through the joys and sorrows of four eventful years. " At Easu! " SHERIDAN AT CEDAR CREEK, 1864 Dashing, debonair, dependable, General Philip H. Sheri- dan, Class of 1853, exemplifies the spirit of that most colorful branch, the cavalry. Among the many brilliant feats of this daring leader, the turning of the tide of victory at Cedar Creek stands forth. Arriving at the battlefield to find the Union troops retreating in disorder, he rallied the broken lines and led a gallant and unstop- pable onset of cavalry and infantry, which resulted in ending Confederate power in the Shenandoah Valley. ■ i THE chronicle of cadet life at West Point is no more unique than any other history as far as repetition goes. This, then, is notable only as being the particular vignette of West Point ' s per- petuity which is ours by association. A Plebe — as we noiu see him — being neither born great nor having greatness thrust upon him, must of necessity achieve it. The achieving is an unparalleled, un- mitigated unpleasantness delivered with- out balm or unction. The all-surpassing agent of his conquest is that sluicer of men ' s molds, that all- pervading, omnip- otent, universal solvent — sweat; not the ambiguous, imponderable sweat of the effeminate stevedore but just the sting- ing, eroding sweat of the — plebe. Page Two Hundred Seventy-one Page Tuo Hundred Seventy-two Page Two Hundred Seventy-three II Piige Two Hundred Seventy-four Page Two Hundred Sevenly-five Tenting tonight. : Page Tuo Hundred Seventy-six Mahopac that maketh the profits. Muzzle-loaders. Page Two Hundred Seventy-seven Page Two Hundred Seventy-eight Page Two Hundred Seventy-nine eHRI8TMA8 (T ' HE tall tale of the cataclysmic rise J. of a plebe on the initial Jay of his " plebe Christmas " rivals the jadeJ ro- mances of ambitions youth perpe- trated by Horatio Alger. Not Solomon in all his glory u-as so self-conscious, so efficient and uithal so proud as a rear rank file constimted a captain for fen days. To relinquish for once the pose of pithecanthropus erectus, to eat uith human enjoyment, to PS. a lady tip hill and down dale, and, ah, Terpsichore, to take her to a hop — that, gentle reader, was not called Nirvana, it was just a good break. And breaks were few in those parloms days, mighty, mighty few. A plebe was one of those animals which not only failed to stand in the way of ordinary breaks but uas firmly urged to And we shall have snow. It ' s all in the point of view. c Petrified. A la St. Moritx. The plebes take over Put. Page Tito Hmmdred Eighty shun the sight of one. So we took OMT splurge with a vim. A vim? — why, tim and vigor, in fact. We JMst painted the Post red with tea hops, skating bees and chicken a la king. Nothing, nothing short of what boodle checks could buy. was too good for us. IF bloated and oligarchic and a Utile gouty, bat it was all right. That year ma and pa and the lady of charm ate with us in Grant Hall. They smiled when we sat down at the table. We were either ab- surdly stiff or rudely nonchalant; we drank in gulps and ate in Gargantuan bites. In fact love, liberty and life were assimilated in a hectic way for those ten days. But when it was all over and the snake and the ephemeral captain alike lost caste like an oyster in the month of May, what remained? Well, very little save an inward glow thai kept a poor devil from the verge of neurasthenia and fourth- story windows. Page Two Hmmtred Eigbty-ome The Rover Boys canoeing go SUMMER C ' TOICS were all right in their place. The J Spartans had their moments of power and even the best of the monastics got a foothold on ' istory. Well, tvhat of it? What if we did once elieve that tve embodied the pains and circum- criptions of each and every one of those for- ' tudinous clans? A yearling- just-become has no past. His world is the fixture. Picture his future (son avenir, the French tvould say), spent at West Point — America ' s pleasure ground for the leisure- stricken. Uncle Sam ' s subsidized country club where sailing, fishing, golf, tennis, swimming, dancing and riding restore the faded nerves of tired ■ — but recognized — plebes. Rose-colored Sneaking up on Bannerman ' s l ' .ige Two Hundred Eighty-ttco i The goodwill hoys. glasses are a disillusion here! Swing wide ye golden gates! That was the first month. Parades took the fine edge off sailing. The heat became too in- tense to entice the fish out of the water. The complexities of golf boiled dotvn to a simplified ' suicide; hit and run, if you can hit. Riding wasiv sort of self-eliminating, and that left swimmingl and dancing. If a man teas unable to choose between the clear, cool, stilly depths and the murky, unsounded reaches of feminine shoals hei should have suffered. And most did. Of course, they loved pain, prospered on it and lapped it up after Bo Kendall ' s: " FORM FOR BAYO- NET TRAINING " . But that was all in the dif ' j work and tve ivoidd not be the soldiers we ' are j today without it. Meaning, of course, we would ■ trot have so much to gripe about. i f ■ PiA e Two Hundred Eighty-three Mtm ♦. The two mil tap . -. .. 5» V, « , „, V .-? 5;-» . r V f li i I: Page Tti ' o Hundred Eighty-jour Page Two Hundred Eighty-five Ten weeks before the mast. Lone star ranger. TEAR ( HE Second Class, may their tribe JL increase, awoke one morn from a deep dream of peace. For we had a rendezvous that .morning. Whether oiled in the prairie dust, caked with the mud of the Great Dismal, smacking of the Bowery or scenting of Parisian boule- vards, tie had a rendezvous that no one could renig. So that awful 28th we came, did we. Feeling neither snared nor delusioned but fust as a Furlough class alone may feel, and live — we felt. It was a feeling such as no Dante nor Milton and certainly no Arthurian Tenny- son could ever touch tvith words. Cart Sandburg might have hit it tactlessly with a cryptic line or two; Peter Arno Page Two Hundred Ninety Usmay performs. could have sketched a smudge that would have struck the attitude exactly, but we poor mutes could not attempt to explain it. And yet we had come to he a worldly bunch, furlough makes one that way. Not any one individual, because each was still steeped in old Podunkus or Greater Gazunkus, to their increasing glory. Taken by and large, though, up and down and other ways, the cross-section of us held a little of the reserve, suavity and " air du monde " which set off the worldly person. A few novel faces be- gan to light the hop floor, a little gravity leavened the conversation and a really discerning eye, by noting the stripes, could tell the man who had delved into a Furlough. Indeed any second classman when really pressed would admit that he did not mind the absence. In fact, he would go again, if asked. V iW f ' iWjMW ' ]ohn Harvard reciprocates. Page Two Hundred Ninety-one Page Tuo Hundred Ninety-two Page Two Hundred Ninety-four Pjge Two Hundred Ninety-fiie k Page Two Hundred Ninely-six I Maryland tnah Maryland. Amenities at 6:00 A.M. CRACKED is he who tvould wish for an alterna- tive to Furlough. Then let it be herewith attested that the next best thing for anyone is a Virginia Trip. That is unless you seek repose, for at Old Point Comfort they do not claim that you get any rest, but rather: " Fe do the rest " . That ' s Virginia — sometimes we ivondered why Lee ever annoyed himself to defend such a futile place, and then again tee were puzzled as to why he ever went forth to fight for the rest of the South. For right at home he had a man ' s desire and neither Yankees nor mammies, nor pivclama- tions nor seditions could mar it. Page Two Hundred Ninety-eight : Tail enders. The mobility of it. At least tie found Virginia that way and it is no idle tribute to come from a leather-headed, cynical cadet. If they could not wine us they could dine us; if the fair ladies couldn ' t fly to see us, they could at least tear over by automobile : if they couldn ' t take us for a boating party it was we who were mortally afraid of gangplanks. If the food was never good, tve weren ' t epicures; if the ladies weren ' t attractive, tve tvere blind; indeed if the glad hand didn ' t at least once clasp ours we tvere aivfully, awfully clumsy. In short Virginia tvould be a terrible place tvere ' it not for the people they have there, the things that you or they or both may do and the general layout of the country. Moreover tve don ' t ever ' intend to go again, unless someone invites us or we decide to go ourselves. Page Two Hundred Ninety-nine Page Three Hundred I Page Three Hundred Four Page Three Hundred S x t Page Three Hundred Seven gnat ded moment. THE) FIRST eJLASSMAM THE bane of a plehe, the envy of a yearling, the aim of a second class- man and the annoyance of a first class- man — all that is a first classman. Such a creature is at the same time the ever present, dubious asset of many a " tac " and the elusive, doubtful catch of many a fair lady. These are the inalienable attributes of a first classman: not to he denied nor forsworn. For no matter how much one may differentiate, each is still only the infinitesimal residuum of a great infinite series. Sometimes one may feel the spirit of an indefinite integral in his soul but in the last analysis he will find his common denominator. It will be called the long gray line. Page Three Hundred Eight i The most pompous general and the humblest plebe are neither too great nor too small for West Point. A century and a quarter settled that. These bar- racks walls have everlastingly flung back the bawl of " Battalion — " and the strip- ling Cullum has muffled its tender hypoc- risies for years. The very area and plain have both for endless time recoiled from the beat of unrepentant feet. ' Tis writ- ten in the books. But yet xie know xve are different, we feel it truly now, so long we have steeped in ego and " per se " . To us our deeds were done with deeper aims, our years were fraught tvith newer things. We are quite the soul of change we think and a very unique array. Well, that ' s tradition in itself, they ' ve all thought so. Or bulldoze them. Page Three Hundred Nine They balk a hit. H 9 Page Three Hundred Ten m Swim. Page Three Hundred Fourteen Pa e Three Hundred Fifleeit I f ' MICHIE AT SAN JUAN, 1898 Lieutenant Dennis M. Michie, Class of 1892, the father of Army football, was coach and captain of Arnay ' s first team. After a brief but brilliant career in the Service he was killed in action at the Bloody Bend of the San Juan River, July 1, 1898. In a withering fire he was heroically aiding the formation of the 6th and l6th Infantry preparatory to the assault on the hill, during which he was shot down. i eHBER IdBADER Senior — Pumpelly Webber B. B. Young M. C. hockenberry Page Three Hundred Seventeen Pi- AA k T 9909 WEARIBR OF MAJOR A ' FIRST CLASS Blanning — Basketball Bowman — Football, Baseball Brady — Lacrosse Carlmark — Football Davis, W. h.— Track DouGHER — Track Fletcher — Football Green, C. .— Track Hoy — Baseball Humber — Football, Baseball Inskeep — Track King, J. I. — Lacrosse Krueger, O. C. — Basketball Lehrfeld — Lacrosse Levenick — Track LiCHERiE — Track McBride — Lacrosse Malloy — Football, Basketball, Track Messinger — Football, Basketball. Track Miller, P. G. — Football Moore, E. — Track Parham — Football Strother, D. C. — Track, Basketball Warren, F. H. — Lacrosse Waters, J. K. Lacrosse Zimmerman, J. B. — Lacrosse SECOND CLASS Abell — Basketball, Track Carver — Football Clark, C. A. — Lacrosse CouGHLiN — Baseball Dreyer — Baseball Farnsworth — Baseball Glattly — Football Golden — Baseball Hillsingfr — Football Landry — Baseball Lankenau — Track Lazar — Football Powel, N. E. — Baseball Price — Track. Football Skidmore — Track Smith, W. .— Track Steckek— Basketball, Football SuAREZ — Football Trice — Football THIRD CLASS Armstrong — Football Evans, R. T.— Football Fields — Football Frentzel — Football Herb — Football KiLDAY — Football King, R. T.— Football MacWilliam — Football Sebastian — Football Summerfelt — Football @C9d d@99 • • 0$0M Wn.ni hdUft: cs a r ' Jt ij iMHi T o flf Br ' fei WBARERS OF THE MIMOR A 5 Beebe — Po o Burg — Rifle Berry — Fencing BoNESTEEL — Swimming Brown, E. L. — Boxing Gather — Cross Country Cotter — Hockey CUSACK — Volo Danberg — Soccer Davis, W. D. — Boxing Densford — Pistol Dick, W. W. — Swimming Dickson, M. S. — Swimming Duff — Swimming FIRST CLASS Easterbrook — Soccer Fisher, M. L. — Wrestling Fuller, R. F. Rifle Hackett — Soccer Hansborough — Rifle Heiss — Fencing Helms — Tennis Jones, W. S. — Soccer, Swimming Kerwin — Tennis Leary, J. E. — Swimming Little, D. C. — Boxing McAlear — Golf Moore, R. W. — Swimming Parker, T. W.—Golf Pressley — Hockey PuMPELLY — Soccer Purnell — Soccer Rodgers — Polo Roller — Boxing Smellow — Wrestling Smith, C. C. — Rifle Speidel — Soccer Stroker — Wrestling Tapping — Hockey Thuney — Rifle Timberlake — Swimming Waters, J. K. — Hockey, Soccer Woodward — Boxing Yates — Gymnasium, Soccer SECOND CLASS Bache — Rifle Goodrich — Hockey Cairns — Soccer Harris, H. — Swimming Campbell, D. S. — Cross Country Hartshorn — Swimming Campbell, G. D. — Soccer Kambhu — Soccer Clark, A. F. — Cross Country Kumpe — Pistol Derby — Tennis Mather — Golj Everman — Cross Country MOMM — Wrestling Young, F. " K.—Golj Power, G. W.— Rifle Praband — Soccer SciPLE — Soccer Skidmore — Cross Country Thatcher — Tennis Thompson, H. A. — Cross Country Webster — Swimming ZiTZMAN — Soccer Conway — Soccer THIRD CLASS Roberson — Soccer Starbird — Cross Country Vansant — Soccer Page Three Hundred Twenty Page Three Hundred Twenty-one " Doc " Hauck {Trainer) Capt. Dewitt (Team Doctor) The rubbing room ivhere " Doc " Hauck and Captain Dewitt hold forth; curing everything from splinters in fingers to fractured skulls. Light treatments, heavy treat- ments, heat treatments and cold treatments, all are dis- pensed with dispatch by the able hands of Pete and Friday. a. Page three Hundred Twenty-two Page Three Hundred Twenty-three Page Three Hundred Twenty-four Page Three Hundred Twenty-five Letzelter slips off tackle for a score I verses, completely baffled the New Eng- landers, and only in the second period, when Army substi- tutes were warming up to their work, did Boston threaten to score. Four times Army was forced to dig in deep in home territory, on the six, twenty-one, nine and twenty-yard lines but each time the de- fen s e held for downs. The first team, with Appleknocker PRICE Bowman showing the way to Fields, Herb and Letzelter, ripped Boston University to pieces during the third quarter. Fields tossing forwards of twenty-five and thirty yards to Herb and Messinger to score, and Bowman tearing off five dashes of from nine to thirty yards. Boston got the ball only once in this period on an intercepted pass, and promptly kicked. The third string team, directed by Joe MacWilliam, tallied three times in the final quarter as the terriers slowed under the punish- ment of Army ' s big veteran line. MacWilliam scored twice from the five-yard line, and Sebastian turned in a brilliant forty-one yard run for the final touchdown. ROSTOM UMIVEIISITT IN the first game of the season Army turned loose a high powered brand of tricky football, downed the Terriers by a score of 39 to 0, and introduced three new ball carriers in the Army attack. Cy Letzelter, Ed Herb and Ken Fields started the rout on the invaders that was carried on most ably by the second and even the third string teams. The new Army style of play, replete with double and triple passes, fakes and re- MHSSINGER Page Three Hundred Twenty-six Page Three Hundred Twenty-seven • • M The right side of the line pulls out in perfect formation - RL 0 down were tallied by Glattly ' s toe. An entire second string line was started in the game, with the exception of Ed Messinger, veteran right end. Army ' s wealth of reserve power was here evidenced, for the second and third string lines opened wide holes for plunging backs or blocked threatening tacklers after Army ' s runners had passed the line of scrimmage. Contrary to expectations formed as a result of the Boston Univer- sity game on the previous Saturday, Army ' s forward passes went long and wild. There was frequent fumbling on shuttling the ball, but the power of Army ' s attack was beginning to be tealized for use in the face of sterner opposition ahead. SWARTHMORE NEARLY all the forces of the football squad saw action in the Swarthmore game when Army repeated the score of the previous Saturday over Boston University. Polly Humber and half a dozen of his regulars were kept on the sidelines, while the third and even the fourth teams employing the Army double-wing back attack surged against the Swarthmore line or charged through the center of the defense with straight power plays. The most pleasing features of the game were the activities displayed by the va- rious backfield men, particularly J i m Glattly, Joe M a c - William and Sham- rock Mack, then a member of the " B " squad, who was I P ' " " U " " i Ll playing his first var- tmmc . sity game. Nearly all the Army scor- ing was due to the open field running of Mack and Mac- William, and three points after touch- GORDON Page Three Hundred Tueufy-eight Page Three Hundred Twenty-nine Page Three Hundred Thirty ' Y 5 Ta i5 il 31 Mr ' 36 33 40 15 54 42 22 RS 23 24 £6 Jr ' " 5 ;W MORTH DAKOTA A HIGHLY touted big green team arrived here from North Dakota, and the Army was expecting a battle, but after Har- vard and Yale, the Fleckertails were comparatively easy. The Army first team started the game, and after scoring easily, were removed to make room for the second team. Frentzel showed some fine ball-carrying and punting to the Corps in this game, making reverses around the short side of the line good for at least ten yards every time he carried the ball. Soon after the sec- ond team had scored its second touch- down, the third team was given a chance to strut its stuff. This time El- liot and Graham were the outstanding ball -carriers for the Army. Red Jarrett, the Flecker ' s captain and quarterback, was most certainly no false alarm. H i s punts were long and consistently good, he was as fast as a streak, and with BOWMAN good interference he might have made the afternoon more interest- ing for the Army secondary defense. North Dakota ' s touchdown play was perfectly timed and executed and brought cheers from the Army fans as well as their own. A short forward pass to a Dakota player who flipped it laterally to Jarrett just as the former was tackled by Frentzel — then a long dash by Jarrett and a touch- down. It was a beauty and well deserved. MALLOY Page Three Hundred Thirty-one 1 " ' : Pa$e- Three Hundred Thirty-two Page Three Hundred Thirty-three Page Three Hundred Thirty-jour Page Three Hundred Thirty-five Sinking Navy behind her own line IKICL ONE vivid, flashing play, which made the thousands jump out of their blankets with blood surging, brought glorious victory to the Army, and doleful defeat to the Navy by a score of 6 to in this first gridiron battle since 1927. Ray Stelker ran fifty-six yards for a touchdown late in the game. He was the direct hit which sank the Navy ship and wrecked the Navy hopes. For three periods and part of the fourth the tide of the scrappy, snappy battle ebbed and flowed, but just when it looked as if this football pageant would end in a scoreless tie, the play of plays came with dramatic suddenness. The Army was pressing closely as it had most of the af- ternoon and Bow- Strom punted from deep in his own ter- ritory, praying for a break in the way of an Army fumble. It was the middle of the last period. Bowman did not fumble. He caught the ball cleanly and dashed back eight yards before being tackled on Army ' s forty-four yard line — a long way from dangerous territory. The excited throng settled back satisfied that neither team could beat the other, and then came the crash. The teams lined up, the ball was passed to Stecker. He took a step to the right as if to shoot at the left side of the Navy line, which drew Gray and Bryan out of position, and made them easy prey for being boxed and blocked. Then Stecker quickly cut to FRENTZlil. Page Three Hundred Thirty-six LI :»mriiK i w w i 1 Sleeker made it first down on this one the left — the weak side — and escorted through a gaping hole in the Navy line by first-class blocking, he eluded one tackier who missed a clean shot, broke out wide, and gathering speed with every stride, charged down the bleacher sideline to cross the goal standing up and touch the ball down to viaory. The midshipmen came back game and fighting under the crush- ing load of Stecker ' s brilliant run, and for the very first time carried the ball to Army ' s twenty-five yard line. That was the nearest they ever came to that last coveted chalk mark. Only three times all- told did they have possession of the ball in Army territory — once just over the center of the field in the second period, once on the forty-five ' I flS y ' ' ' ' " ' ' third and finally on the twenty-five yard line in the last, when de- feat stared them in ' A3 Mac ' «C ILLIAM the face. In the closing minutes Army once again charged deep into Navy territory, marching for fifty- HUMBER seven yards only to be stopped on the seven-yard line when a forward pass on the fourth down failed of completion. Stecker was the standout for the Army, but Price lived up to his reputation at one tackle, and Messinger was ever a thorn in the Navy flesh. Otherwise it was the compaa play and nice balance of the Army team which held the Navy at bay and finally sank it in defeat. There is a Chinese bell at the Naval Academy which never sounds except when a viaory is won over the Army. It has not been rung for nine years. Page Three Hundred Thirty-seven • • THE 1930 PtBl E FOOTRAtt TEA GTHE) RBeORD Army. 1 Perkiomen opponents 25 Mackenzie 20 Riverside 12 Dean 13 6 Kiski 9 35 Cuban Cadets .... 7 THE Class of ' 34 did not seem to liave much in the way of football material, but the Plebe team closed the season with a good record of four victories and only two defeats. After several weeks of practice under the supervision of Lt. Bryan and his able staff of coaches, the Plebes opened their season by defeating Perkiomen on October 14 by a score of 7-0. Two weeks later they met and defeated Mackenzie, 25-0 on a rain-soaked gridiron. The following week Riverside Academy from Georgia was the victim. Well fortified with three victories in as many games, the Plebes went into the game with Dean Academy slightly overconfident, and the visitors won the game, 13-12. The jinx camped on the Plebes ' trail for another week as they lost to the big Kiski team from Pennsylvania. Shaking off the losing streak, the Plebes ended their season on Thanksgiving Day when they won from the inexperienced Cuban Cadets, 35-7. The Plebes may well be proud of their team which scored 105 points to their oppo- nents 29. THE " C " SQUAD Vage three Hundred Thirty-eight Page Three Hundred Thirty-nine • • Captain Strother Captain Krueger 1 i Coach Novak Page Three Hundred Fotty Eaton, Manager Army Opponents 31 Harvard 27 36 Princeton 30 48 University of Delaware 28 41 Johns Hopkins University 33 31 University of Pennsylvania .... 29 34 Lehigh University 23 43 Bucknell University 21 31 Georgetown University 30 40 Ohio State University 29 31 Columbia 53 37 University of New Hampshire ... 26 32 University of Pittsburgh 36 27 Carnegie Institute of Technology . . 26 49 . West Virginia University 40 25 Notre Dame 26 WHEN the final gun barked February 28th, it found Army on the short end of a 26-25 score against a strong Notre Dame team. A one point win seems to be an Irish jinx for Army teams. This game marked the third loss for the cadet quintet out of fifteen starts, which is undoubtedly the finest record an Army basketball team has made for many years. Coach Leo Novak started the season with a wealth of material from the First Class, such as Krueger and Strother (co-captains), Blanning, Malloy, Messinger, and Mansfield. In addition to these there were Stecker, captain-elect of next year ' s team, Besson, Adams, Abell, Epler, Herb, and Vidal from the other two classes. • : . Page Three Hundred Forty-one • • h. ' I ' lim i ! j " iiiiii;uji;i ' • n M ' l if ' Blanning Epler Several combinations were tried during the season and due to injuries, deficiencies and sickness no certain one was picked as the best. With Epler at center, Krueger and Stecker as forwards, and almost any guard combination, the Army team was a high-scoring machine. Never have the floor plays worked as they have this year. Few centers of opposing teams ever man- aged to out-jump either Epler or Blanning. Doc Strother could only be used at times when he was most needed, and then for only a short while due to an injured knee which was always going back on him. The season opened on December 20th against Harvard, and sweet revenge was gained for the defeat of a year ago, to the tune of 31-27. Then two days after the return from Christmas leave, another vendetta ended when Princeton fell 36- 30. The third and fourth games were easily won from Delaware and Johns Hopkins, and people began to talk about this Army basketball team. The Univer- sity of Pennsylvania and Lehigh furnished some stiff opposition, but with Krueger and Stecker dropping in shots from all parts of the floor. Army came out on top in these two games also. After Bucknell had been taken for the seventh straight victory, Georgetown came up one Wednes- day afternoon. During the first half the Stecker Malloy PcJge Three Hundred forty-two • • 9 ' ■ f i ' • ' Adams Besson Cadets seemed to be having an off-day; their play was slow and their shots were not going in as usual. Georgetown was leading at the end of the half by eleven points. But what a come-back Army staged in the second half! Epler, Krueger, and Stecker all had dropped the ball through the hoop in quick succession be- fore Georgetown knew what it was all about. Slowly the Army pulled up even with the Hilltoppers and passed them, and then with only forty seconds to go, Georgetown dropped in the last field goal of the game which still left them one point behind the Army. The following Saturday, from the Middle West, came Ohio State, victors over Army for two years in a row. But against this fast, clever, and hard-fighting Army team they could do nothing. This game made nine straight victories for the Army. And then came that trip to New York City and a game at Morningside Heights against Columbia ' s Eastern Inter- Collegiate Champions. Midst Bronx cheers and against a red hot Columbia ag- gregation, a surprised Army team dropped this tenth game of the season. After a victory over New Hampshire, another close game was dropped to the Pittsburgh Panthers. Carnegie Tech and West Vir- Messinger Herb Page Three Hundred Forty-three I Strother ginia, however, furnished the eleventh and twelfth wins of the season. For a fitting finale, Notre Dame came east to try conclusions with this much- talked-of Army team. They had won vic- tories over many of the best teams of the Mid-West, and were out for Army ' s scalp. The teams were very evenly matched with Notre Dame having a slight edge in the passing game and Army hav- ing the best shots. The Irish led most of the way but never by a very great amount. Ray Stecker was all over the court, drop- ping in baskets from all angles. A rally in the last few minutes of the game did not start early enough, however, as Notre Dame nosed out in the lead 26-25. Thus ended the season of 1930-31 with a record of twelve wins and three losses. Krueger Mansfield Abell Page Three Hundred Forty-four Page Three Hundred Forty-five Captain McBride Page Three Hundred Forty-six JtACROSSl. RESDltTS Army Opponents 10 Springfield College 4 7 New York University 2 8 Hobart 2 1 Oxford-Cambridge 6 8 Lafayette College 1 1 University of Maryland 8 5 Johns Hopkins University 11 7 Swarthmore College 15 Colgate University 4 3 Penn State 4 2 St. John ' s College 6 Brown, E. A. — Manager WITH a schedule of outstanding Eastern colleges ahead and a wealth of material at hand, Coach Touchstone began early to whip another Army Lacrosse team into shape. Around Kenny, O ' Keefe, McBride, Brady, King, J. L. Zimmerman, Henry, and Richardson, all veterans of the successful season of ' 29, the Coach built up a creditable organization. A month of pre-season practice served to coordinate the team and start it off well. The Army easily took the first two games, from Springfield and N. Y. U. in turn. At the next meeting the cadets played a double-header, an unusual occurrence in Army Lacrosse, and suffered their first defeat. In the first game of the afternoon, conspicuous for excessive roughness. Army won from Hobart 8-2. In the second game the Army was matched against one of the best teams in the sport, that of Oxford-Cambridge which was touring the United States in the Spring of 1930. The game was novel in that the Plebes were allowed to play; and the Cadets ' only score was made while they were in the lineup. The game was fast and ff iSI 0 V f»- m. Page Three Hundred Forty-seven . Henry hard. The Oxford-Cambridge twelve playing clean lacrosse characterized by good stick work won 6-1. The team was not up to its usual form in the next game, played against Lafayette College. In contrast with the preceding games the Cadets ' play was sluggish. However, Army had little trouble in win- ning from the visitors 8-1. Two invasions of Maryland were turned back with the loss of a like number of games by the Army. The first expedition met defeat at the hands of the University of Maryland with a score of 8-1. Lehr- feld made the lone Army tally; and Kenny was outstanding in leading the defense and keeping the score as low as it was. In the second game in foreign territory, Johns Hopkins University, rankling from the tie of 1929, took revenge to the tune of 11-5. Army reached the height of the season in a bitterly contested game with Penn State. The contest was hard - fought throughout; but, after leading 3-2 in the first half. Army allowed Penn to slip in the two goals needed for a 4-3 win. The Cadets dropped their last game to St. John ' s College. The Johnnies dis- played as good a brand of lacrosse as they have in former years, and Army was left on the small end of a 6-2 score. Although Coach Touchstone lost Warren Waters Page Three Hundred Forty-eight Fletcher Darcy number of valuable men at graduation, he has plenty of material and prospects to insure the Academy of a good season in 1931. McBride and Zimmerman, co-cap- tains-elect, showed up well in their respec- tive positions in the attack and defense. Both Lehrfeld and Brady displayed fast attack work throughout the last season, and may be depended upon for effective playing during the next. There is also promising material in the Second Class; and the members of the exceptionally strong Plebe team of 1930 are now eli- gible for the " A " squad. The outlook for 1931 is bright. The 1931 Army Lacrosse team has played seven games and lost none to date. Some ninety-eight points have been scored by Army to ten or fifteen by her opponents. The first game of the season against Lafayette was very easily won. The second however, with New York Univer- sity was a bit more interesting. It was a rugged, hard-fought game throughout, but Army ' s superior stick work and well coordinated attack overcame the New Yorkers by a 5-1 score. Four of these goals were made in the first half by Quinn, Sheridan, Henry, and Call. Due to N. Y. U. ' s stouter defense in the second half. Army was held to only one goal, scored by Call. Clark, C. A. King, J. I. Page Three Hundred Forty-nine fust before a goal was made HiLLSINGER The next week a team from Boston University came up to play this strong Army squad. The second and third string men were used almost exclusively and still when the final whistle blew the score stood 35-0 in favor of the black and gold helmeted players. It was Boston ' s first game of the season " and though they played well, the Army sub- stitutes appeared to be on their very best game and made many difficult goals. Flashing a beautiful passing attack and with a second string team every bit as good as the first, Army continued on her unbeaten way by trouncing Colgate the following week-end 17-1. The following week the squad journeyed to Boston to play a strong Harvard team. A big lead gained in the first half and held through- out the game gave the Cadets a victory by the score of 11-4. The game was un- usually clean and there were no injuries. The next two games were at home against Union and Swarthmore. Union proved to have very little offensive power and caused no trouble. Swarthmore, how- ever, had a strong defense and at times their offense looked very promising. The Army stickmen were held to four goals, two in each period; while the excellent defensive play led by Zimmerman and Lumeneerfelt held the visitors scoreless. %»- Lehrfeld Cave O ' Keefe Page Three Hundred Fifty Page Three Hundred FHti-one ■ ' i-,S ■■. My Captain HOY Page Three Hundred Fifly-lwo m J.- ;i- Carter, M. S. — Manager RESULTS Army Opponents 4 Vermont 6 2 Conn. A. C 1 11 Wesleyan 2 6 Haverford 2 9 Lehigh 3 2 , University of Maryland 8 6 N. Y. U 5 9 Columbia 6 10 University of New Hampshire .... 7 6 Union 4 3 Lafayette 11 7 Fordham 2 1 Swarthmore 1 4 Dartmouth 9 Bucknell 1 WITH a yearling infield that worked smoothly at all times, the team started right out on the best season Army has had in many years. During a long cold winter some- thing happened to Beauchamp ' s pitching arm, so he was shifted to center field. His eyes were not affected in the least, however; he chased and caught flies all over the meadow, and many times he poled out good substantial hits just when they were needed most. With a pitching staff composed of Humber, Landry, and Coughlin, Beauchamp ' s absence in the box was scarcely noticed. These pitchers received airtight support from an infield composed of Powell, Schorr, Dreyer, and Farnsworth. Hoy, behind the plate, played like a veteran, and turned in one of the best hitting records of the season. In the out-field were the two veterans Lindquist and Beauchamp, and a yearling, Golden. In the first game, the players, new and inexperienced, didn ' t seem to click just right and Vermont came out on the long end of the score. After that the team hit its stride and four Page Three Hundred Fijty-three • • i« T " Link " comes home on a long hit. WM HUMBER Bowman games were won in quick succession by very comfortable margins. Then came the disastrous trip to Maryland, where one of the four defeats of the season was received. Came another series of four wins — against worthier opponents this time. The first of these was an excellent exhi- bition which lasted through fourteen in- nings, giving Army a 6-5 win over New York University. Three days later Co- lumbia fell victim to the team, but by a larger score. A great Fordham team came up the river to avenge these two defeats but they, too, went back to New York defeated. The outstanding batters of the season were Lindquist, Golden, Hoy, Humber, Parham, and Powell. AH of these men, except Lindquist, will be out again this season, and, of course, will be just that much better. Captain Beauchamp guided his team from center-field with great wisdom. He and " Moose " , working together, turned out one of the fastest and smoothest ball- teams ever seen at West Point. " Charlie " Hoy, this year ' s captain, is all set to step into " Beau ' s " shoes, and will no doubt lead the team to another, and even more successful season. The entire team, with the exception of Beauchamp and Lindquist, will be back M f Parham V Mv COUGHLIN Page three Hundred Fifly-jour Landry made him miss this one. y Farnsworth HAf» Dreyer this season. With a few replacements from last year ' s plebes, including such pitchers as Fields, Remus, and Adamson, the 1931 season promises to be the best yet. As we go to press the team has played seven inter-collegiate games and won five of them. Union and Penn State both proved a bit too strong for the Cadets. Four of the five wins were pitched by Coughlin. This good work on the mound puts him up among the leading pitchers in the Eastern inter-collegiate circles. The infield, when playing in form, is air-tight. Conway, in addition to being a strong hitter, is holding down the key- stone bag like a veteran. Something of the potency of this team on a good day was made evident against the New York Giants. Playing errorless ball and hitting like big leaguers, the team held the hard-hitting Giants to a 4-3 score. Overconfidence due to their showing against the Giants was probably the cause of that 17-1 defeat by the Yankees. But win or lose, that game is always popular, due to the antics of Lou Gehrig and his teammates. %P Powell Golden Page Three Hundred Fifty-five BASEBALL was by far the most popular of the spring sports with the Plebes. Some real varsity material was found in the first few practices, and such pitchers as Fields, Remus, and Adamson will be valuable additions to this year ' s staff. The schedule laid out for the Plebes was a tough one, but they came through it very creditably considering the handicaps under which they had to practice. Possibly the best manner in which to summarize the Plebes baseball season in a few words would be to present a statement of the team ' s record. RESULTS Plebes Opponents 4 MacKenzie 2 5 Perkiomen 1 1 New York Military Academy 3 7 Kiskiminetas 2 4 Dean Academy 5 Page Three Hundred Fifty-six Pa e Three Hundred Fifty-seven I Page Three Hundred Fifty-eight GTRACK RESULTS Army Opponents 78 Columbia 48 961 Boston College 29i 871 2 Colgate 431 2 541 N. Y. U 711; 85 University of Pittsburgh 41 Tyler, O. Z. — Manager THE Army trackmen began working into condition as soon as Winter ' s grip began to slip. Aided by good weather the team was able to get off to an early start, and a good turnout for the first tryouts assured an abundance of material. Coach Novak availed himself of a strong nucleus of veterans around which to build a well-balanced team. A great deal of hard work polished off the squad, and by mid-April it was rapidly reaching top form. The latter part of April was occupied entirely by preparations for the Penn Relays. The selections were made from the v. ' hole squad, and each position was hotly contested. Holtzen, Lermond, O ' Meara, Clarke, Shaw, and Luckett all showed up well in the tryouts. At the Relays the Army team soon found itself in the stiffest of competition. The Cadets did fine work, but it was a day of broken records and sensational performances on every hand. Although Army set four new Academy records, it was unable to place closer than second in any event. Hf UtRM) Urmi A- r K Vage Three Hundred Fijty-nine • • " Mickey " just noses them out. Malloy Levenick After the Relays there was a short period of intensive training for the first dual-meet of the season. In this contest, the Cadets defeated Columbia 78-48. The track events were closely contested, but the field events were completely Army. Lermond took both the mile and the half- mile; and Dice sprinted to a finish in the mile relay to win by seven yards. The next meet resulted in an easy vic- tory over Boston College 96I 2- 261 2. Army won 10 out of 14 first places, and gained points in every event. Moore showed up well with three firsts. Army ' s next meet turned out to be a surprise with Colgate going down in de- feat by an unexpectedly large margin of 871 2-431 . The Cadets showed excellence in all lines. Moore and Lankenau each set new Academy records in their events. The field men took every event. New York University handed the Ca- dets their first dual-meet defeat in four years by a score of 71%-5414. The meet was hard-fought, although N. Y. U. held the lead throughout. Lermond fin- ished first in the mile and two mile, and Moore won the 220. In the field events Luckett gained first in the high jump. Lankenau broke his own new Academy record of the Colgate meet, but failed to win his event. A trip to Pittsburgh brought the Army Davis, W. A. Green Page Three Hundred Sixty i ' AW ' " ' ™ Looks like Army would take this one. RK Duff ' MV Smith, W. R. a second easy victory, and closed a suc- cessful season marred only by one loss. Graduation losses were more than se- vere. In addition to the expected num- ber of dependable point-earners who completed their final season of competi- tion, two of Army ' s greatest track stars — mainstays of the team for four years — departed leaving irreparable holes in the well-rounded squad that Coach Novak had so carefully developed. Capt. Luck- ett, one of the country ' s most brilliant hurdlers, rounded out his last season fittingly, and George Lermond, the out- standing distance man of college circles, ended his record-smashing career, holding Academy marks in the 880, mile and two mile runs. In his four years at West Point, Lermond, already an Olympic star, has defeated repeatedly the inter-collegi- ate champions in both of the longer jaunts. The 1931 season is by necessity one of development and conditioning. A wealth of mediocre material — as yet lacking fin- ish — is available for several more years. Coach Novak has a quantity of place- gainers with which to work, but the lack of outstanding stars is apparent. His task will be to fashion another great team of several years ' standing, meanwhile ac- quitting himself well during the period of reconstruction. HMY DOUGHER RM King, L. Vage Three Hundred Sixty-one • • Piper stepped out and won this one. RM Messinger Lankenau As usual the annual Penn Relays gave a valuable estimate of the team ' s potenti- alities, and the results were decidedly en- couraging. The relay team, consisting of Capt. Moore, Malloy, Inskeep, and Green, pulled a surprise by taking national cham- pionship honors, and the other team entries placed well among the leaders. No individual titles were won, but Moore ran second in his heat of the 100 yd. dash. Price and Lankenau took seconds in the shot and javelin respectively, while Green for the second time took a brace of sec- onds in the running broad and hop-skip- and-jump. It is impossible to judge just what the season of dual meets holds for the team in the way of success, but the forewarning given by the relay results has been more than borne out by the consequent efforts against Bowdoin and Boston College in the two opening meets. As anticipated, Army ' s margins of victory came more from a wealth of supporting material in a variety of events than from individual brilliance. With Mickey Moore, a con- sistent winner in the dashes and broad jump, as leader, the prospects for com- mencing another unbroken string of vic- tories are favorable enough. MCCONNELL LUCKETT Page Three Hundred Sixty-tu o [IMOR SPORTS Brown, E. L Boxing Krueger, O. C Cross CoutJtry Heiss, G. M Fencing Parker, T. W Golf Yates Gymnasium Waters Hockey Densford Pistol Beebe Polo Hansborough Rifle Purnell Soccer Davis, W. A Suimming Helms Tennis Fisher Wrestling • • Army 1 . 3 . . 3 . 4 . 3 . 3 . 3 . soeeBR RESULTS .McGill University . . Lafayette College . Springfield College . . Williams College . Lehigh University Stevens Inst, of Tech. University of Delaware Ohio State University Oppo. . 2 . . 1 . . . . . THE Army soccer team turned in a very admirable record when the season closed. Of the eight games played, the Army eleven lost the first and the third and after the second defeat ran up five successive victories, at the same time allowing no scores to be made by their opponents. A resume of the season ' s games will illustrate the manner in which the Army team developed into an uncon- querable organization. The team began its schedule by going to Montreal, Canada, where it met the McGill University team. Although McGill won, 2-1, the score is not indicative of the comparative performances of the opposing players. The Canadians, who play soccer the entire year, had the edge on the play only PURNELL — Captain Marchand — Coach Westpheling — Manager Page Three Hundred Sixty-four .Jjt k r-:, £ „s Easterbrook Speidel PUMPELLY until their goals were made. Then the Army players presented the action on the field and only the lack of a scoring punch prevented Army from evening up or bet- tering the score. In the second game of the season the Army team defeated Lafayette College, making three goals and allowing the op- ponents none. Army met its second de- feat at the hands of Springfield College. Although the visitors made but one goal, they were able, by their defensive work, to prevent Army from tallying. Army started its scoring session in the game with Williams College. Williams, one of Army ' s strongest opponents, was defeated 3-0 on the Army field. Lehigh University, victorious over Army in 1929, held the Cadets to a 0-0 tie at the end of the first half, but Pumpelly and Praband scored in the second half and settled the victory. Another scalp was added to the Army belt when the team defeated Stevens In- stitute of Technology 3-0, breaking the visitor ' s run of victories. The University of Delaware was next to fall before the consistently victorious Army aggregation. Army won 3-0, and only the remarkable stops made by the Delaware goalie kept the Cadets from increasing the score. The concluding game of the season was played with Ohio State and in this game Army repeated the performance of the past four victories, winning 3-0. The sea- JONES, w. S. Waters Hackett Page Three Hundred Sixty-five • Mitchell Yates Cairns son was completed with fifteen goals for Army and three for the opponents and will go down in academy soccer history with six shut-outs, five of which were in succession. Coach Marchand opened practice with eight lettermen on the rolls and in devel- oping his scoring machine, he also devel- oped players who were outstanding in their performances throughout the season. The work of Easterbrook, Pumpelly, Pra- band, and Jones, W. S., on the offensive was conspicuous in every game. Purnell (Capt.), Hackett, Speidel, Cairns, and Campbell, G. D. (Capt.-elect) , played well on the defensive. As has been char- acteristic of Army ' s kick-and-run style of play, the team was not molded about any individual stars but rather depended upon cooperation and teamwork. A hard- fighting offense served to keep the ball largely in the opposing zone, where the entire forward line shared in the scoring, Jones and Easterbrook leading in goals made, while Waters as goalie was con- sistent in stopping the attacks on the Army goal. Nine players, Purnell, Easter- brook, Pumpelly, Damberg, Jones, Spei- del, Hackett, Yates, and Waters, will be lost by graduation, but Coach Marchand will have Campbell, Cairns, Praband, VanSant, Roberson, and Conway as experienced material when the season opens in September, 1931. Purnell Campbell Praband Page Three Hundred Sixty-six HOCKBT RESlIHtTS opponents Harvard University . .Mass. Agricultural Col. . . . . Bates College . . . Boston University . Mass. Inst. Tech. .Univ. of New Hampshire. . Univ. of Vermont . .Rensselaer Poly. Inst. St. Stephen ' s College .Royal Military College. THIS year Army had one of its strongest teams of recent year despite its rather disappointing record, and but for injuries might have won all but one or two of the games played. The great- est difficulty to overcome was playing the schedule virtually backwards instead of having the games graded so as to bring the team along gradually to the major games at the end of the season. After spending five days at Lake Placid, where they defeated Williams for the first time on record, the players were working fairly smoothly, but were hardly in condition to meet the opponents for which they were scheduled to play immediately. Had they started with the teams they trounced severely at the end of the season, they undoubtedly would have improved rapidly and had better success with their major opponents. After only two weeks of practice, however, the team met Harvard in the opening game to dedicate the new rink. Harvard had three months ' practice and eight consecutive victories when the teams met, and Army went down by a decisive score. This game was one of the events of the winter sports season. A winter carnival was held immediately after the game and a goodly crowd was there. Movies were taken of the two teams in action and the game was covered by all the New DiSHMAN — Manager Marchand — Coach Waters — Captain Page Three Hundred Sixty-sevet: Cotter II Darcy York newspapers. It was almost a certainty that the big, experienced Harvard team should take the Cadets into camp. They did. Goodrich, star center, and the only letterman on the forward line, was out of this game and the following, which Massachusetts Aggies won largely because of the de- moralizing effect of the Harvard defeat. Army took the next game from Bates but were again crippled when they met Boston University. This game was tied at the end of the regular sixty minutes of play and but for a goal that was dis- allowed Army would have won. After two overtime periods, Boston finally won but only after Army had all but clinched the game themselves. The following week against Massa- chusetts Institute of Techno logy, which, with Boston University, has one of the strongest teams in New England, Army had its entire squad available for the first time since the season started. Once again fortune was against the home team when a goal was called back which would have won the game, and Carter, M. S. HUGLIN f Page Three Hundred Sixty-eight : r» ' " ' t Black Wagstaff again the game ended in a tie. Extra periods were called for, and after nine- ty-five minutes of the best hockey seen at the new Ice Arena, M. I. T. scored the winning goal to end one of the longest games in the history of hockey. The team dropped another very close game to a fast skating team from New Hampshire University, then showed some of its real power in defeating Ver- mont, Rensselaer and Saint Stephen ' s in succession, scoring a total of twenty goals in these last three games against two for their opponents. In the final game of the season Army traveled to Kingston, Canada, and met their an- cient rivals. Royal Military College, who had already won the Dominion championship of their class. After a slow start. Army outscored the Cana- dians five to three in the latter two- thirds of the game but were unable to overcome the early lead, and lost by two goals. After this game the team continued to practice for another month, and with next year ' s prospects including two fast forward lines, a strong defense, and two more or less experienced goalies, the outlook for next season is very encouraging. , Sutherland Cain Page Three Hundred Sixty-nine • • 4 ifeoxiMe Army Opponents 6 . . Massachusetts Inst, of Tech. . . 1 6y2 Temple 1 51 2 Western Maryland 11 41 New Hampshire 21 414 West Virginia 21 61 2 New York University 1 4 Bucknell 3 31 Penn State 31 UNDEFEATED through what was undoubtedly the toughest schedule an Army boxing team has ever had — that ' s the record of this most successful of Army teams, captained by Eugene Brown. Even with deficiencies keeping some of the best men off of the squad at times when they were most needed, victories continued unceasingly until the trip to Penn State. The best that Army could do there was to get a draw by a score of 3 2-3 . M. I. T. again opened Army ' s season and this year, as last, they went home defeated by a score of 6-1. Then came Temple, which was also an easy victim of this greatest of Army boxing teams. After Temple, a newcomer. Western Maryland, came up to shake hands and fight the Army. They were reputed to be one of the best teams in the East, but after Brown had knocked out Crosby, their inter-collegiate champ, the rest of the team were easy. Army took this one by 51 2-11 2- Powell, Brown, E. L. — Captain Cavanaugh — Coach Webber, D. B. — Manager Page Three Hundred Seventy Brown, E. L. - Remus Roller, and Olson also won by knock- outs. It was a great day for the fans. New Hampshire and West Virginia succumbed 41 -21 2 O " successive Satur- days. Against New Hampshire, Roller knocked his man out in 26 seconds, but fighting Stunkard from West Virginia was another story. The best that the " Deacon " could do in that case was a draw. Coughlin, fighting Hawkins, the West Virginia heavy - weight, brought the house down; it was the greatest fight staged at the gym in the last four years. No attention was paid to boxing after the first thirty seco nds. Both men were knocked down, but one of Hawkins ' over-hand rights caught Coughlin on the jaw and did the work in the last round. New York University, usually pretty stiff opposi- tion, had nothing at all this year, and the Cadets boxed out an easy 61- -1 victory. Bucknell, however, another newcomer on the Army schedule, fur- nished plenty of opposition, and Army just managed to squeeze out a 4-3 vic- tory. Then came the trip to Penn State, which was a great success ex- cept for that 31 4-314 draw. Powell, Brown, and Roller were all outstanding boxers for this year; but Coughlin Cleveland Page Three Hundred Seventy-one He felt that one Clainos, Cleveland, Olson, Remus, and Coughlin all proved that next year ' s team will be every bit as good as this year ' s. Brown, captain of the team, has fought twenty-two fights for Army during his career here and won twen ty-one of them cleanly, many knockouts, and if he had won his twenty - second and last bout at Penn State, his record would have been perfect. Roller fought eight times this year, winning six and getting draws on the other two. Powell fought five and won all. The team ' s record as a whole is outstanding; having engaged in some fifty-six bouts and losing only twelve. It seems most unfortu- nate that a team with such a record as this should not be allowed to Roller enter the inter-coUegi- POWELL Page Three Hundred Seventy-two ates. Powell, Brown, Roller, and Coughlin all would have been serious contenders for champion- ships, while Cleveland, Little, Olson, and Remus would have been right up there giving the leaders plenty of trouble. The man Roller beat at Penn State won the Inter-Collegiate Champi- onship. Brown knocked out Crosby who went to the finals in the light- weight inter - collegiate fight. For these feats combined with their fine records throughout their careers at the Academy both Brown and Roller have been awarded Major A ' s. McAleer Little, D. C. Page Three Hundred Seventy-three • • WRBSTMMe Army 8 15 11 28. 10 Oppo. Washington and Lee . . 34 Franklin and Marshall . . 22 . Western Reserve ... 17 Iowa State 34 Princeton 21 M. I. T 8 Harvard 16 Columbia 20 ■ A SCHEDULE that called for the hardest matches at the start of the season before the team was in condition, absence of enough men for some of the weights, thereby reducing squad competition, and injuries, resulted in the wrestling squad getting off to a very poor start this season. On the trip to wrestle Princeton they lost but returned to take the next two meets from the hard M. I. T. and Harvard teams. There was a good turnout in December except in the 118tb, 1751b and heavyweight classes. Momm, a letter man from last season, had little competition in the 118lb class. He was the only man on the squad that competed in all the meets. Weakened by making weight he was unable to duplicate his brilliant record of seven wins last season. Adams and Stroker, three year veterans, worked in the 125 lb class. Adams wrestled in seven meets and on occasion displayed his old form, winning two falls in short time. In Speiser of last year ' s C Squad, Tom Jenkins found a winner. Kept out of the first two bouts and developed, he wrestled in the last six meets, and won five bouts, four of which were by falls. !! Fisher, M. L. Jenkins — Coach Brown, £. A. — Manager Page Three Hundred Seventy-jour K. Smellow VanWay Fisher, this year ' s captain, had a poor season, having suffered a rib injury at the start of the season which kept him from repeating his feats of the last two seasons. Smellow, a regular from last season, worked when Fisher was out. In the 155ft class there was close competition between Williams, Som- merville and Shinberger. Williams wrestled in six bouts and showed well against some hard competition. Jamison, captain-elect, dominated the 165 ft class by consistently defeating Leydecker and DeGarve. Jamison sprained an ankle the day before the Princeton trip, which kept him out of that meet and the one following. He is a hard and conscientious worker and turned in the first score of the season by a fall over Werner of Franklin and Marshall. In the 175ft class Fisher, VanWay and Senter fought for the team posi- tion. Fischer wrestled in five bouts and gave away weight each time, he more than made up for this though by his constant use of Tom ' s famous lock and roll. The heavyweight divi- sion was the weakest part of the team with few men out to give Lincoln and Spengler week day workouts. Lincoln MOONEY MOMM Pa e Three Hundred Seventy-jive Jamison Fischer who is light for a heavyweight worked in six meets against more experienced and heavier men, and made an im- pressive showing considering his inex- perience. Spengler didn ' t come out until mid-season, but managed to show well in two meets. It is difficult to ascertain just what has been holding Army wrestling back during the past two seasons, for at times the men have shown exceeding strength and ability, only to fall before grapplers of apparently inferior qual- ity. One of Army ' s most o utstanding shortcomings has been the failure to capitalize opportunity in early stages of the bouts. Two possible explana- tions for this condition have been ad- vanced: inexperience and inability to make weight. Time and practice can correct the first, but the West Point routine and dietary have constantly played havoc with men ' s weights, with the result that most of the men have to resort to starvation measures to be able to compete. This may explain an apparent lack of stamina. Coach Jenkins will be up against an- other tough assignment next winter. Although few men are lost by gradu- ation. The underclass material is largely inexperienced and untrained. Lincoln ' Kl Speiser Page Three Hundred Seventy-six ■ ■-■4rS . ;WIMMIMe RESULT? Army Opponent f 52 .. . . New York University . . .. 19 43 .. . . Springfield College . . .. 19 50 .. . . . Syracuse University . . . . . 21 37 .. . . Fordham University . . .. 34 44 .. . . . . Amherst College . . . . .. 36 44 .. . . . Brown University . . . .. 18 37 .. . . . Harvard University . . . .. 25 27 . . . . Columbia University . . .. 35 V THE good old brig, " S.S. Army, " sailed in the early dawn of the year nineteen hundred and thirty- one on a cruise of two short months in duration. Her complement was tried and true. Captain Bill Davis with the nucleus of his crew, Ted Timberlake, Willey Dick, and Tick Bonesteel, had broken records at sea in the same brig for three years straight. The helmsman, Joe Nill, knew the paths across the briny deep as few men have ever known them before, and the boatswain. Captain E. W. Timberlake, had more than proved his worth with the riggings for the three years past. On the voyage it was necessary to travel through the most treacherous waters known to man, such as the reefs of New York U., the shoals of Syracuse, and the rock-bound coasts of Brown obstructing the route. We had sailed blithely past these deceptive barriers when one fine day our radio brought in alarming reports of a pirate ship operating for the first time to the northeast. Callahan — Manager Mr. Nill — Coach Davis, W. A.— Captain Page Three Hundred Seveiity-seien TiMBERLAKB This brigand was none other than our old rival, John Harvard, and he was rapidly acquiring an awe - inspiring reputation as he sank each successive opponent. ' Twas on a Monday afternoon, the holiday following Washington ' s birth- day when a huge vessel was sighted in the offing. It was soon recognized by the puritanical costumes of its sailors as the brig of John Harvard. We cleared the decks for action. While maneuvering for position hits were re- ceived in 50 and 440 yard free style. However, coming within range of their vision, the fancy diving of Jones and Harris so distracted their attention that we scored one broadside. Then Web- ster and McClelland, swimming on their backs, fired a second broadside which so alarmed the enemy that they redoubled their efforts and partially re- taliated in the breast stroke and the 100 yard free style. This left the fight a draw until, as they were passing out of range, our big guns consisting of Timberlake, Dick, Hartshorn, and Davis were called into action in the 200 yard relay. As the cry of ' Tire " rent the air, these big guns began to Pa e Three Hundred Seventy-eight Cairns Hartshorn m iH I Page Three Hundred Seventy-nine • • rit POtO RBSUtTS Army Opponents 12 .... Brooklyn Riding and Driving Club .... 8 16 Squadron " A " 4 15 EsSex Troop 6 8 Princeton 9 15 Harvard 8 8 ........ Penn. Military College 6 10 Governors Island 13 6 Yale 17 11 Norwich 2 LOOKING back over a year ' s polo and trying to present it to the reader is rather discouraging — not because the events of the year have been discouraging — bur, rather because in the short space allotted for a Howitzer write-up, the " polo " itself must necessarily be omitted. There are so many interesting details that can not be presented to the reader, such as a long run past the back, a marvelous save, a well-hit ball, or a long shot for goal. All that the reader usually gets is a cold, matter-of-fact table showing which games were won and which were lost, and in such the color of the game itself is lost. Therefore, you who love the game must call upon your imagination to visualize for you those best details of the sport which are unwillingly omitted in the following calendar. I ' Sll ' Beebe — Captain Capt. Gerhardt — Coach MORIN — Manager Page Three Hundred Eighty • • V CUSACK Grunert Beginning last year at the close of the Indoor Inter-collegiate Matches, (which we lost to Princeton in the finals), we recall Spring Practice and playing at Mr. W. Averill Harriman ' s place in Central Valley. Then came the Inter-collegiate Tournament at the Rumson Club in June in which we were eliminated in the semi-finals by Yale. Later came the Virginia Trip where we won tour straight victories at the expense of the Fort Monroe and the Langley Field officers ' teams. After that, the team spent a long, hot sum- mer at West Point in schooling green ponies and in stick work. The new Polo Field was opened in the fall, and several games were played with the West Point officers. The winter season opened after an- other period of preparation when the team played the Brooklyn Riding and Driving Club, winning rather easily. With this win to buoy up their self- confidence, the team won victories over Squadron " A " , Essex Troop, Harvard, Norwich, and a double-header with P. M. C. varsity and junior varsity in quick succession. The last two games of the season were lost to Princeton Walker. E. A. Scott Page Three Hundred Eighty-one x and Yale. Both were well played games even though Army did come out on the short end of the score. As the winter season has ended, the team is now playing in " " restricted limits " in the Riding Hall in order to accustom themselves to the less mam- moth halls in New York City in which they will compete in the Indoor Tour- nament a few weeks from this writing. Beebe, captain of this year ' s team, will graduate in June, and with him will go Cusack and Rodgers. All three have been valuable players for the Army and their skill in riding and playing will be missed very much. However, in Grunert, Scott, Thayer, Wagstaff, and Thinnes, Army should have another splendid team next year. Next year ' s team will also be with- out the aid of Captain Charles H. Ger- hardt, whose invaluable coaching and practical instruction has been respon- sible for the success of the West Point team for several years. But the sys- tem and the spirit which he has in- augurated here will not be lost, so well has he laid the foundation of Cadet Polo, and therefore the future teams of West Point may look forward to many years of good polo. Wagstaff Beebe SUDDUTH Page Three Hundred Eighty-two TENMK A r ] Army Opponents 2 Swarthmore 7 9 Fordham 4 ... George Washington ... 5 6 Amherst 3 3 Columbia 6 2 Lafayette 5 2 N. Y. U 7 3 Colgate 3 4 Pittsburgh 5 6 Union 1 4 Williams 5 7 Wesleyan 2 Rain Roxbury Rain 52 49 RAINY weather was a consistent adversary to the Army tennis team in 1930. From the begin- ning of the season, leaden skies and sudden showers kept the team on the inadequate indoor stroke practice and, handicapped by the adverse weather conditions, the cadets won but four of the twelve matches played. Army lost its first match to Swarthmore College by a 7-2 score but returned in the second match to beat the Fordham racqueteers 9-0. The team also alternated the two succeeding matches with a defeat and a victory. George Washington won 5-4 and Amherst was defeated 6-3. With the score in matches two-all, the Army netmen lost the next three encounters to Columbia, Lafayette, and New York University. A tie with Colgate indicated that the Army team had not been completely overcome by its setbacks. In a close match with Pittsburgh, Army was defeated 5-4, but was vic- Lash, p. H. — Manager Maj. Finley — Officer-in-Charge Helms — Captain Page Three Hundred Eighty-three Kerwin Lewis torious over Union. The Army team lost to Williams, 5-4, but ended this season in a victorious manner by de- feating Wesleyan 7-2 in the last match played. The last match scheduled, that with Roxbury, was called off because of rain. Coach Ward and Major T. D. Fin- ley worked hard with the excellent ma- terial turned out; they deserved to win more than four matches. Lewis, Brooks, (Capt.), Thatcher, Rothschild, and Bonesteel played hard sets through- out the season and the work of Helms (Capt. 1931) and Kerwin, was very consistent. Of the plebe n e t m e n , Schull, Reynolds, and Bastion turned in neat performances under the coach- ing of Lieutenant Taylor. In spite of the unsuccessful season last year, the prospects for the 1931 season are very bright. The handicap of inferior indoor facilities has been overcome for the Army Athletic Asso- ciation has given the tennis team access to the new hockey rink. The rink offers space sufficient for four courts and this additional aid proved itself worthy when Jupiter Pluvius began his regular spring work. Bonesteel Rothschild Page Three Hundred Eighty-four • • Some fast doubles action. Brooks Watson But the addition of suitable indoor courts is not the only condition to be considered in casting an optimistic view on the work of this year ' s team. Lewis, Brooks, and Rothschild were lost by graduation but their places will be ably filled by Helms, Kerwin, and Thatcher. Ford, B. A., Magee, Derby and Kambhu are other veterans who w ill continue their consistent work. And with the good material of last year ' s plebe squad which will be avail- able for varsity play this year, the team shows promise of reversing last year ' s losses. Just before we went to press, this year ' s team met and defeated Fordham, always a stiff opponent. Helms, That- cher, Kerwin, Schull, Reynolds and Guiney played in that order to win their matches in record time. The doubles were taken over by Reynolds and Schull, Beard and Ro- land, Derby and Ford. Fordham won the second doubles, the other two be- ing forfeited by Army so that the players might eat supper. Helm ' s flashy racket work and Thatcher ' s placements featured, while the acrobatic doubles team of Derby and Ford kept the well filled gallery constantly on edge. Helms Derby Page Three Hundred Eighty-five Havck — Manager Page Three Hundred Eighty-six ■im. . m 4 4 c 4- Berry, J. A. Candler The advent of the sabre champion- ship in West Point brought a colorful spectacle to the Fencing Armory. Army entered three individuals in the junior contest and while the medals and rib- bons went to outsiders — Gulbransen of Columbia taking first place — Coach Dimond proved again the ability of his sabre team to do creditable work. Kaiser has taken the place of " Jump- ing Joe " East. He uses much the same technique and provides plenty of pep to make the sabre contests quite inter- esting. Some new clubs made their debuts at the Academy this year. Among these were Penn Athletic Club, New York Fencers ' Club, and Princeton Uni- versity. With the exception of defeats to N. Y. A. C. and to C. C. N. Y. Army defeated every inter-collegiate team of any importance in the East. We started the season by an over- whelming victory over the club from Philadelphia, Penn Athletic Club. The absence of Harvard and Yale from the West Point meets was of minor impor- tance, although we will fence with them in the Inter-coUegiates in New York. A deficiency in the epee was the cause of Captain Heiss to be changed fS- ill Park, J. W. 1- r. Farris I Page Three Hundred Eighty-seven Page Three Hundred Eighty-e ' mht Page Three Hundred Eighty-nine e-otF Army Princeton 51 M. I. T. 6 Tufts . 4 Lafayette 6 Fordham 12 Villanova 5I 2 Newburg H. S. opponents 9 GOLF at West Point always gets off to a flying start. The first match is ever and inevitably played away on the last Saturday in April against one of the leading teams of the east — and is always lost. If the team is to have a trip, it must come on the day of the first match (thanks to the writs), and lose or not the boys must have their trip. Why should they lose? Because before leaving they have the opportunity to play only nine holes of golf on a golf course after a winter ' s lay-off. So, last spring off they went to Princeton in the big A. A. Bus, and took a smooth coat of Tiger whitewash, 9-0. Blanchard, playing Dunlop, later Inter-collegiate Champion, lost 7 and 6. Parker went down 5 and 4. McAleer bowed 4 and 3. Young passed out of the picture on the I6th green; Hartshorn gave up the ghost on the l4th; and Mather called it a day on the l6th. All of the four- v; ■: i , Parker, T. W.— Captain Canusa — Coach Stunkard — Manager Page Three Hundred Ninety n T- " ;.-r ' .-4»iwc. L i» . vTVU- ' A. siQiT " Ey j ' " =7rBcaw» McAleer Stunkard RliESTOW some matches were equally as disas- trous for Army. The particular trouble confronting the Cadets were the fast greens. Army had played on no fast greens before — hardly on any greens, in fact — and three putts were in order most of the time. However, once back on the old stamping ground with a good licking and a week-end in New York under their belts, the Army team bowled over M. I. T. by a score of 5 -1 2 in the second match. Tufts was the next team to appear on the Army schedule, and these gentlemen were repulsed 6-3. Then came Lafayette, a sporting team of good fellows led by Rothenburg, the Laf ayette captain and an all-around athlete. The visitors defeated Army 5-4 in the best contest of the season — a meeting marked by good golf, low scores, and good feeling. Four of the matches went to the last hole, and one stroke the other way in three of these matches would have turned defeat into victory. On the following Saturday, Fordham was beaten. Young, Blanchard, Math- er, and Parker, playing for the Army in that order, all won handily; and Young teamed with Mather and Parker with Blanchard took the foursomes rather easily. Little Blanchard Mather Page Three Hundred Ninety-one ii eTMMASIUM Army 46 Bowdoin . 19 M. I. T. . 21 N. Y. U. . 21 Temple . 11 .... Princeton 21 .... Dartmouth 48 Colgate . Oppo. 8 35 33 33 43 33 6 THE graduation of Curcio, Carter, and Lothrop left only one letter-man, Yates, captain of the squad for the current year. From the very first of the season, the squad went earnestly to work. The absence of Mr. Dohs because of sickness proved a serious handicap, for his expert advice was needed in order to round out the various exercises of the men. Lt. Tansey, officer in charge, and Lt. Miley, the coach, gave unstintingly of their time, and they deserve much credit for their efforts on behalf of the squad. Captain Yates did much in organizing and keeping the plebe squad inter- ested. Army won the opening meet against Bowdoin College on January 10th by a score of 46-8. All of the first places went to the Cadet gymnasts. In the rest of the meets Army faced strong, well rounded teams, the members of which had had from two to three years of experience. Witzig of N. Y. U., the inter-collegiate champion and Olympic star, is a one-man team in himself, and yet he was supported by strong contenders. In the Princeton meet of February 28th, Claggett, their star, was high point man, winning first place in the side-horses, parallel bars, and flying rings. Yates — Captain Dohs — Coach HoCKENBERRY — Manager Page Three Hundred ' Ninety-two • • Young, M. C. r« ' Helms «a» The men who took place in competi- tion for Army are Yates, Helms, Motherwell, N. R. Ford, Wiseman, Sibley, Steele, Stewart, Fraser, Cepeda, and Neely. The underclassmen have progressed much; thus there will be good material on hand for next year. Iseley, Stilwell, and Wallace have im- proved during the year. Cepeda is especially good on the rope, his time being 5.2 seconds. In the plebe squad J. P. Craig, E. A. B. Webber, and Sluman have been working on the side-horse. Winkle and Stevens hav e been drilling on the rings; Betts and Hensford look good on the horizontal bars, and R. A. Smith and Reeves are the best on the parallels. Brockmeyer and Legg are the plebe matmen, and both of them are good. Others have been working earnestly, and there is keen competition for a place on the squad. Army ' s record was not very impres- sive this year, but every man on the squad has done his best. In view of the opposition with which they had to contend, they deserve a great deal of credit. Motherwell Ford Carlisle Page Three Hundred Ninety-three Novak — Coach Krueger. O. C. — Captain Reed, H. H. — Manager CROSS eOUMTRY LAST September Coach Novak was confronted with the task of forming a cross country squad of almost entirely new material. Only one letter-man was available as a nucleus around which to build. It had the appearance of being a long, hard season for Novak ' s Rabbits. However, a large number of men turned out, and under the benign influence of Mother Nature and the careful tutel- age of the coach, they were soon scampering zestfully through the hills. The first meet, with Alfred University, showed that the team was well balanced and was not lacking in strength. Alfred was defeated by a very narrow margin (27 to 28). The next meet was a triangular meet with New Hampshire and M. I. T. This year, as last. New Hampshire proved a bit too strong, and won the meet with a score of 30. Army and M. I. T. followed with scores of 34 and 54 respectively. In the Springfield meet, Nature ceased to smile, but the Rabbits became fish and splashed through to win, six Army runners finishing abreast in first place, and three more Army men in before the first Springfield man made his debut. Lafayette was the next victim. Masterson, Lafayette captain, scorned the pack and trotted in ahead. However, five Army men tied for second place to cinch the meet 20-35. Page Three Hundred Ninety-four Pagt Three Hundred Ninety-five Page Three Hundred Ninety-six A. S. JOHNSTON AT SHILOH, 1862 On April 7, 1862, Gen. A. S. Johnston, Class of 1826, led his troops in the thickest of the fight at Shiloh. His example that day is memorable: he was everywhere at once, urging and directing his men. Twice wounded, he carried on until the third bullet mortally wounded him. It has been said that the South never recovered from the loss suffered on his death; that never again did the Confederate Army in the West have so capable a leader. A»MINI Malloy (Athletic Representative) Esdorn (Treasurer) Warren (Historian) Waters (Secretary) Mansfield (President) Sullivan (Vice-President) OFFICERS OF THE FIRST CLASS ASIDE from the call to arms, the appeal of academics, the lure of sport, and the neces- sity for sustenance, the men of the Corps, when they have exhausted the resources of the library, must have some means of emotional ebullience, some outlet in which to dissi- pate excess energy. Hence, the activities, ranging from those time-honored guardians of the Area Clock, whose predilection for vigorous pedestrianism flourishes under the auspices of the Tactical Department, to intellectual solons who seek expression in the sport of kings and rooks. HM ■ 9 wM m ■•mm mm mm J l!f ' ' ■ IB ■ I H II Standing — Fletcher, Read, J. W., Morin, Dietz, Brown, J. M., Uhl.m. .n, McConnell, Griffith, Quackenbush, Leary, Hughes, TuRPiN, Hardick, Dick, P. V., Armst rong, Purnell, Gay, Ondrick, Adair, Hartman, Parker, E. M., Eaton, Corbett, Moore, R. W., Wagner, S. E., Inskeep Kneeling — Webber, Singles, Davis, J., Hightower, Krueger, W., Muenter, Hickey, Chandler, Barr, Mooney, Hutchinson AREA BIRDS WOmS Page Three Hundred Ninety-eight I Page Three Hundred Ninety-nine Huffman, Brown, E. A. Buck, Ott, Cotter, {Chairman ), Moses, Hansborough, Easterbrook. Stroker. Dietz THE EtECTIOM COMMITTEIE. V TOTE for two of the following men for Permanent Room Orderly, and three for Honorary C. C. Q. V of J Co. " With such intriguing invitations do the vulpine protagonists of Corps politics bait the snares of illusory student government. Where do all the committees and functionaries which forth- right spring into being find their origin? Ask these gentlemen, for it is they who manipulate the strings for the puppet show which — as though anybody cared — strives to be paradoxically democratic and martial. THE EQUIPMEMT COMMITTEE) ARE the men of the Corps gullible — or should we say but credulous? Current rumor reveals two differing schools of thought on this question. The triumvirate below, however, denounces any such contentions, albeit a trifle dubiously, and it is their task to protect our interests against the onslaughts of voluble tradesmen. Bowman Beishline {Chairman) Lash Page Four Hundred Bays Easterbrook Huffman San ord BONESTEEL Fleecer Moore, E. Sqhmick Callahan Holland Rogers, G. F. Wirak Waters (ex-officio) Saint (Chairman) THE HOMOR eOMMITTEB SERIOUS, yet understanding; stern, yet forbearing; upright, yet human; the guardians of West Point ' s oldest and most cherished tradition find themselves in an utterly unique and extremely delicate position. Their task combines the roles of teacher, administrator and judge, for in maintaining the honor of the Corps at its ever-high standard, they must impart to the incoming plebe the spirit of the finest honor code in existence, interpret and explain certain of the military regulations, and ultimately act as a tribunal for the trial of rare cases involving the honor code and its violation. To the graduates of old, the Honor Committee is an incongruity, an attempt to legislate ethics, but to those famiiliar with the changes brought on by the increase in the size of the Academy, the Committee is a praiseworthy and necessary adjunct to Corps honor. Page Four Hundred One • • Little (President) PuRNELL Carter, M. S. Easterbrook Y. M. C. A. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MOONEY SkIDMORE THE) T. M. e. A. AMD CHESS lEtlll) ALTRUISM is the keynote of the two organizations herein depicted. " Well we remem- ber those happy days when plebes were plebes, and Y. M. C. A. meetings provided a requisite Sunday evening relaxation, which drew marvelous response from one class at least. But now times have changed, and the " Y " strives to provide a forum for public opinion in addition to the traditional audience for uplifting and inspirational addresses. Chess, the sport of mental giants, although sharing its popularity with the dotted cube and deck of cards, still appeals to those who revile the simplicity of the math course. »■ ) Cooper (President) Motherwell Ward, P. O. THE CHESS CLUB Dudley Snyder Page Pour Hundred Two M Russell Callahan Jones Decker Lane THIE) 1931 HOWITZER " ' T ' HE Howitzer of 1931 so aspires! " J. Doubt you not the sincerity of our aspirations, for knowing full well that the destiny of this record of our West Point life was to be in our hands, we determined to make the picture real, vivid — in a word, to reproduce, with all the art and knowl- edge and skill at our command, the days that we have lived. We wanted to capture the spirit that animated the associations of our classmates, so that memory, uncertain and unreliable, would not have to be depended upon to preserve the undeniable beauty of our friendships. We would have pictures that portray scenes of universal appeal, that recall near-forgotten incidents. We could achieve in our written words a flamboyancy of expression that would reveal the oft-at- tained joyousness of our existence, and occa- sionally, too, we would seek to disclose the more-oft-attained depths of our darker moods — contrasting joy with gloom. Richard H. Lane Literary Editor Sam C. Russell Associate Editor ffT5 Page Four Hundred Four Reed Barclay Beishline Thomas Herman 1931 HOWITZER Now, assuming that you have staggered through that ponderous and pedantic initial paragraph, consider. Those are noble mo- tives, unquestionably, but anv staff that could assimilate them and be actually inspired thereby would be nothing less than a con- glomeration of perverts. We undertook to publish a Howitzer because it was rather the thing to do — it ' s been done since Con- fucius was a corporal you know — and be- cause we temporarily harbored a misdirected sense of ambition. We admit a certain re- luctant interest in the project, but we were induced to work on only through the efforts of one Jones, who used every variety of persuasion, from earnest pleading to vicious bulldozing. Monetary remuneration was utterly nil. Such appalling integrity on our part is painful to contemplate, but, persever- ing reader, what a bolster it was to our im- placable code of ethics! Consolation is found, however, in that one may avail him- Dean a. Herman Advertising Howard H. Reed Corps Circulation Page Four Hundred Fife Sanford Lawson Warren Webser Rogers 1931 self of a rare opportunity to pen a few choice phrases about some of the rancorous things that ever have been a burden to the soul. Of course there is always the privilege of airing your views in the incessant conversa- tional bouts, but the printed word is so very much more satisfactory. So — many of the quips interspersed with the inevitable boiler plate in the biographies that are apparently meaningless and non-essential have a hidden connotation, and the fellow who anxiously pR and avidly scans the pretty words placed un- der his own photograph may smile if he is a dullard, or scowl if he be perspicacious. A parting gesture that is irrebuttable. It is supreme. It is with considerable pleasure that we undertake to describe as briefly and pointedly as we can the various activities that flourish on our native heath. We endeavor to laud in an inofl ensive manner those who labor for worthy but unappreciated causes. Then, too, there are those that naturally fall Donald B. Webber Athletics Frank A. Bogart Biographies Page Four Hundred Six Page Four Hundred Seten H V - ; ' 1 ■ ' i , ' ' - - ' w i ' Jill f.9 ISELEY Scott Davis, E. I. Winston Schukraft Graham Porter, I. W. Morris Cairns (Editor-elect) McCONNELL Hardy Thielen Walmsley Wiseman 19 1 HOWITZER fast table in years to come. Those who hold distorted ideas of the abode of future shave- tails gained through the medium of the newsreel and Dick Prescott stories may ex- perience some novel reactions. We earnestly desire to please the old friends of West Point and if new friends are made, we will not have striven without avail. The production of an annual is reminis- cent of a melodramatic piece of fiction. It takes no prodigious leap of the imagination to conceive plots and counter-plots, a climax and a denouement, heroes and villains. For- tune and catastrophe intermittently hold sway, hopes surge forward only to wane, while divers passions both enervate and ex- haust the players. These particular players are weary — the final curtain drops, and we are glad. John A. Barclay, Jr. Advertising Scott M. Sanford Organization Page Four Hundred Eight Capt. Henry A. Barber, Jr. In performing the thankless duties of Officer in Charge of the How- itzer, Captain Barber has earned the gratitude and appreciation of the entire staff. Through his ef- forts as a haison between the ca- dets and the official personnel, many of the misunderstandings and disappointments which come from attempting what could not be achieved were eliminated. Cap- tain Barber has likewise acted in lieu of a censor and arbiter in questions of policy. Mr. Benedict A. OsNis The Howitzer staffs of the past .several years cannot express their debt of gratitude to Mr. Osnis in fitting terms. A nationally known portraitist, Mr. Osnis has sacri- ficed time and effort to lift the artistic level of the HOWITZER above the ordinary. His advice has been invaluable; his contribu- tions of portraits of our execu- tives have added merit and variety to our artistic program. Mr. Charles Wielert With its change in policy, the 1931 Howitzer staff has de- manded a greater variety of pho- tographic studies of every sort from portrait studies to informal scenes of cadet life than ever be- fore. Most of this work is " Char- lie ' s, " and it speaks for itself. We have yet to encounter a co-worker so dependable, obliging and help- ful as Charlie has been, and any words of thanks to him for light- ening our task fall far short of expressing the gratitude that we feel. tEDGrMEMT The Houitzer Staff wishes to express its appreciation and indebtedness for aid and services rendered to: The Curtis Publishing Co., for the use of McClelland Barclay ' s June Week painting. Pacific and Atlantic News Service, for piaures of the Virginia Trip. Acme Photos, for photographs of cadet routine aaivities. The Signal Corps, for pictures of military maneuvers. The long-suffering men of the Corps, who have permitted their " A " books to be ransacked. Capt. Walter H. Wells, Publicity Officer, for the use of his photographic files. Mr. Dexter White, President of White Studios, for the cooperation of his organization. Charles Scribner ' s Sons, Publishers, for permission to reproduce painting by N. C. Wyeth used on the Christmas Card. Mr. Tripp, of the Post Printing Plant, for the printing of our letterheads and envelopes. " Pinky " Greenwood, for prompt delivery of all Howitzer mail. Mr. George Kossuth, for his counsel on photographic effects and many of the winter studies of West Point. Mr. P. S. Gurwit, of the John and Oilier Engraving Co., our engraver and adviser, who put his vast store of experience and ability into our book. Mr. William L. Schilling, President of the Schilling Press, for his excellent service and loyal cooperation. Page Four Hund ea Sine Re ed Decker Jones (Chairman) EXECUTIVE Beishline Lawson CHRISTMAS CAlllD COMMITTEE CHRISTMAS Cards never please everybody, and when the desires of the Corps are sought to be satisfied, it is probable that the result will be disparaged by all. With this in mind the Committee attempted only to please itself, with the hope that some of the calum- nious throng would recant and voice their approval, too. Five different cards were offered for the discrimination of the Corps, and taking this one thing into account the Committee claims to have produced the best line of cards yet set forth — quantitatively speaking if in no other way. I Mansfield Lash Webber Russell ADVISORY Thomas Page Four Hundred Ten ' wl Page Four Hundred Eleven 1 Saint Lash Troxell GTHIE) POIMTER STAFF C. R. Bard, Editor If you look up the word Pointer in Webster ' s Collegiate Dictionary (Standard in the service, now ob- solete) you will find that it means variously: a stick used for attract- ing someone ' s attention, a bit of confidential information, a species of dog (which is pictured realis- tically in one-fortieth size) and a few other equally interesting but entirely unimportant things. None of these refer to our " Pointer. " We get the name, of course, from " West Pointer. " Perhaps the choice was more fortunate than would be suspected p. H. Lash, Business Manager M. S. Carter, Associate Editor Maj. Terry, Officer-in-Charge D. H. Lawson, Art Page Four Hundred Twelve Page Pour Hundred Thirteen SECOND CLASS STAFF grace on a word that stands, to many of us, as a synonym for infallible and upright. So — item number one — the " Pointer " is clean. We have a little theory that we can be interesting and still not risque, a theory which may seem queer to some but one which we have proved to our satisfaction to be successful. Then, too, the editor does not make so many trips to the " Carpet " with his chin coyly hidden down behind the middle hook of his collar. Also — item number two — The " Pointer differs from other college magazines also in the scope it covers. The Corps has no other periodical so it fills the office of comic, newspaper, literary magazine. It also comes in handy to sit on at football games when the seats are wet and makes a good cover for odds and ends of this and that in the table drawer at Saturday morning inspection. It is, in fact, indispensable to the well-informed Cadet despite the fact that he will have to look elsewhere to find the rules for backgammon. r THIRD CLASS ASSISTANTS Page Pour Hundred Fourteen I Page Four Hundred Fifteen I-- Gerhardt Veal, (Editor) Berry, J. A. THE PIdERE fellfetE I WHAT every plebe should know upon (and after) arriving at West Point is information that is by no means hoarded. Of course plebes are not supposed to be of a decided literary bent during the early days of their somewhat exacting servitude, but nevertheless the plebe Bible is provided them to supply any deficit that may exist in the question of read- ing matter. " Bugle Notes " includes words of inspirational guidance to the Fourth Classmen, informative matter about West Point, sport dope and the yells, to say nothing of pieces of " poop " which the runts never tire of hearing recited. Page Four Hundred Sixteen 1 m auflfl H Page Four Hundred Eighteen • • The Directors The Advisers «« miMDREDTH MIGHT CTHl) CORPS HAS GOME TO HEtf USUALLY about the time of year that the snow starts melting for the last time, and the trees start blossoming forth on a false tip that Spring is at hand, the typical (and much- maligned) cadet takes inventory of his accounts with the tactical and academic departments, decides that a sojourn in the hospital is the order of the season, but rather doubtful of accom- plishment, and cynically sets out to inveigle some unsuspecting bit of feminine pulchritude to visit the site of his spiritual decease and arouse within him again that joie de vivre which marks the carefree youth. The roseate prospect of the future is distant by some hundred odd days — which might just as well be aeons. The spring buckup and " doughboy " loom omi- nously in the immediate offing. In faa the Corps has gone to hell — physically and spiritually. h ' x y t f FULL CAST REHEARSAL Page Four Hundred Nineteeu The Cast Dickson Betts and Burns Thus does the Hundredth Night show find its patrons. Thence does it seek to lift them from their slough of despondency and send them away joyous and merry. The 1931 show is a real, old-fashioned musical comedy, with a touch of the operetta thrown in. Having learned by sad experience that West Point is not Times Square and that cadets are first of all cadets, and, somewhat lessly so, worldly song-and-dance artists, the Dialectic Society has brought the scene back home where it belongs. We have the misunderstood cadet hero, the demoniac tactical cflicer, the " file-boning make " , the " B.J. " plebe, the delec- table O.A.O., the indifferent first-class buck, and the necessary modicum of variegated cadets of the traditional Hundredth Night show. We have the expected — though probably more clever than usual — lampoon of cadet life — as it is, and also as it is not. But in addition we have a modernistic conception that is unique. In locale and cir- cumstance the setting is but vaguely familiar and there- fore is new and interesting. The plot is not overpowering in its intensity, but it is ever apparent and is admirably fitted to be matrix for the constituent elements. Dave Oilier (Burns) and his sweetheart, Ann (Betts), Page Pour Hundred Twenty Marshall and Hockenberry Scott, Hardy and Speidel have that lovers ' quarrel which is a necessary adjunct to every musical comedy as the Corps is about to depart on a football trip. The friendship between Ann and the sinisterly smooth Lt. Deviladen (Hardy) does not make for closing the breach. With conditions still somewhat of a mess, the Corps bids farewell to the rocky highland home and boards the Haverstraw Flier, wherein there is much ado about nothing in particular until Ann, search- ing for Dave, puts in an appearance. The rest of the play finds these two playing hide and seek in various portions of the universe. An encounter with a cow puts the train hors de combat and gives the cast an opportunity to find out just how the nether world compares with West Point. Strange happenings amid strange surroundings ensue, and a startling coincidence plays the very devil with Dave ' s romance, until virtue finally triumphs, to the discomfiture of the villains and the Tactical Department, as the curtains fall (figuratively speaking). Burns and Betts played the leading roles in a convinc- ing manner that belied their lack of experience. Probably the two best cast parts in the show were those of Hardy as the villainous tactical officer, and Scott in the black- Frentzell, Hockenberry, Larson, McGrew Page Four Hundred Twenty-one THE AREA BIRD CHORUS— Act I face role of Sam. Hockenberry gave his experienced ease to a convincing personi- fication of Blue Funk, a buck that was indifferent, and Dickson doubled as director of the dancing choruses and in the comedy role of Filbert, a " BJ. " plebe. Speidel and Ward contributed excellent bits of comedy in the cleverest scene in the show, as representatives of the rival resorts Heaven and Hell. Speidel likewise did much toward insuring the success of the production by training the vocal cho- ruses, and contributing to the score. McGrew and Marshall handled their impor- tant roles with enthusiasm and understanding. An account of the production would be incomplete without mention of the excellent specialty numbers of Pumpelly and Finkenaur — an exc ellent bit of comedy and song — Larson and Frentzell, harmo- nizers of the first order, and those two composers of the show ' s song hits, Sciple and Walters, on the piano. The staging of " The Corps Has Gone to Hell " was an immensely ambitious undertaking — and it was only through the excellent cooperation and individual efforts of the executive committee that the project was capable of realization. The major share of the credit is owed, however, to Ted Decker who not only coordi- nated the efforts of his associates, but who, after penning much of the script, composed the melody hit of the evening, and personally supervised the staging of the entire show. GRAND FINALE— Act II Page Four Hundred Twenty-two • • XiPr l r f Buck Tyler Corbett Dickson Jones, W. S. Decker (Chairman) Webber Hockenberry THE) eOtOIl tlMlE) COMMITTEE) IMAGINE, if you will, a cloudless August evening. Vivacious girls in gay summery dresses stroll to the Camp Parade with cadets who would appear nonchalant, but who are really perturbed. An improvised stage is the center of interest. Thereon is seen perhaps the " Hell Kittens, " or an original rendition of " Ten Knights on a Bar Room Floor " . A song — a laugh — a dance. Raucous burlesque — a tender, tantalizing tryst. It is a Color Line Entertainment, a conspicuous feature of Summer Camp — delightfully informal, and ever amusing. V- V . ' , ■: ■::• » - " -s ,.« r " ' ' ' ' i-c " ' V TU- P,f.r| i.,l 0.— -l.liw .ilt lb.ll rlii»i (!■■-. ' ■■■ ' - HMH ■ 1 tK, tynrfit —.i-a j u nttxiiKua rHilktl H - ■•»«.« Fn r M WOr H .,„ kK lh.- - -l.iv.. .. |«(W» ■• IV »-n " ? ' !■■ ' ■ " H i n.4UD«. - . ' ■ ' Vf W lntby rw»»tll»«J J««» W. S. X c, PROGRAMME ' ; V " ' : ' K |:.-f . ' - ' " ■ A vSv-y ;: ' „ ' ;ls- M • ' .v " , ' ' .-. , ' :.. yS M ' ' O -Jiv. ■Md -m ' m Page Pour Hundred Tuenty three THE CADET ORCHESTRA ON wintry Sunday noons they battle the clatter of plates for mastery of the atmosphere. Some Saturdays find them accompanying informal " matches " in the appropriate Wres- tling Room of the Gym. At other times they feature what are purported to be tea hops at Cullum. No Hundredth Night show is complete without their ilk, and never a Wednesday afternoon passes but do their strains enrapture the somnolent denizens of North Barracks. At their best we would back them against any band in the business; at their worst — well they are never content at halfway measures. There really are some mighty fine musicians in this outfit; all of them just love to try to prove it by playing at any and all times. Page Four Hundred Twenty-four Moore, E. Pumpelly Hughes Hockenberry Harrison THE HBtt KITTEM MUSIC, banisher of care, dispeller of gloom; rhythm, provoker of terpsichorean gyrations; enthusiasm, infectious, engaging; originality — these boys have them all. From the distant dissonant days of Plebe Year when these five members of Thirty-One were the nucleus of the Cadet Orchestra, through the golden sunshine of Yearling Deadbeat with its memorable tea hops, two summer camps, innumerable Color Lines and Hundredth Night shows, the Hell Kittens, under one or another of their countless pseudonyms, have delighted the Corps with entrancing melody, titilating tempo, harmonious cacophony and inspired syncopation. They have likewise received offers to broadcast, record, and carry their individual brand of enter- tainment to Europe. f Page Four Hundred Twenty-five tk Page Pour Hundred Twentj-six SOCIAL Page Four Hundred Twenty-eight Page Four Hundred Twenty-nine Hauck, Buck, Sullivan, Fletcher, Tyler, Coolidge, Corbett, McNair, Sanford, Russell, Yates Webber, Hockenberry, Decker {Chairman), Dickson, Jones, W. S. THB CAMP IttUMIMATIOM COMMITTEE THE occasion was the commemoration of a revolutionary festivity that has long been traditional. The theme was " A Night in Spain " ; the ideal, a Mardi Gras; the execution, a lesson in efficiency; the Nemesis, the summer ' s lone cloudburst. To climax the social life of the summer, Camp was converted into an exotic galaxy of color and life. And then " the heavens opened. " — Executing an immediate change of role from landscape artists to interior decorators, the Committee transformed the Gymnasium into a colorful and brilliant background for an affair unique at " West Point. Three orchestras, enter- tainments galore, and hosts of incongruous caballeros and ravishing senoritas combined to make Camp Illumination memorable in spite of the early debacle. Page Four Hundred Thirty r ' r. ' ir-T- -V Jones, W. S., Coolidge; Smart, Waters, Parker, E. M., Sullivan, Eaton THE USHERS CHAPEIL USHERS AMD SUMDAY SCHOOId TEACHERS THE austere solemnity of Gothic architecture gives to the Chapel an outward impression of dignity and conservatism which is intensified within by lofty vaulted roof, grandeur of perspective, and flag-flanked nave, dimly lighted by suffused rays through polychromatic windows. In the chambers beneath — and hence without the spell — the Sunday-School teachers weekly don their tarnished halos for the inspira- tion of youth. Above, exposed and horribly self-conscious, the red-sashed attend- ants bow stiffly, smile mechanically and try to avoid entangling alliances with their swords while welcoming visiting throngs. Actors all, they nurse secret aspirations toward tragedy, and, striving to look their most important, succeed admirably in adding comedy relief to the occasion. f !■ f .f W 7 ' 7 THE MENTORS II Page Four Hundred Thirty-one I Page Four Hundred Thirty-two k r-C — Or? " j; . ' -fj j ■ ' 2fl ■- ' ■ , «. ' - f irfikaii. frfei -- j«ftB«9 - j - prr. b .jrj... » «; " •T SECOND CLASSMEN THE etASS OF THAT June week was a Barbizon landscape, with far blue distances of perfect summer days; a foretaste, we hoped, of the days that lay ahead. And the nights, especially the night of Graduation Hop — were black velvet miracles buttoned with an incredible copper moon. Could furlo refuse to make good such a promise? Next day: " Furlo class dis- missed! " and at once the Plain was a steeplechase in grey and white — a wild race for the first breath of freedom. New York was only an interruption for most of us — the pause that refreshes. We enjoyed the sensations of pockets, of stores, of theatres, of ordering dinners. When the class of 1932 drifted away from the Big Town all of us were poorer, and a few were wiser. " Furlo had. " Those days of our Second Class summer are not a matter for a class history; they are subjects for individual memories. Maybe of nights on the delta under a Louisiana moon. To another, Furlo connotes Europe, and the kaleidoscope of ten thousand miles of travel. At least one man remembers the surge of the ocean on the California coast, and Holly- wood boulevard at midnight. Although not listed as such, Furlo is a most important part of a cadet ' s education. Not an unpleasant part, either. On the twenty-eighth of August, the cows came home — viewed objectively, that first parade was a comedy, a Joe Gill drawing. Men in borrowed F. D. coats half a dozen sizes too small — rifles at crazy angles — second class bucks who were reminiscent of West Forty- Page Four Hundred Thirty-jour - ■ )i , " »»=«! ; 4--% T m: -.iiwrs ..w.-i jr v »««»«l _i I SECOND CLASSMEN sixth Street cellars. But the sadness of return from Furlo is not entirely physical. It is not dependent on a chafing collar, nor six-o ' clock reveille. Back of it all is the absinthism — the bitter fear that never again will life be quite so glamorous. It was an understanding soul who planned the academic course. Second class Septem- ber allowed us a little leisure to get readjusted; to write long, long letters and to study a photograph occasionally instead of a textbook. But there was work to do, too. We were thrown into a maze of drill, intramural athletics, parade, and discipline. Within a week the kaydet slang had come back to our tongues, we could predict the mess hall menu again, and we became interested in the number of days until this and that. With all the assurance of a week ' s experience we informed the yearlings that the Phil department was a bunch of keen files, that chem was a spec course, that spic would be a deadbeat if you didn ' t have to make a 2.3. Near the end of September Colonel Carter gave his famous lecture wherein he demonstrated his marksmanship with the electric sling-shot, thus proving that F=ma, or something, and we became full-fledged second classmen. Football season, of course, passed quickly. Except June Week, the hops were never more brilliant, and the weather was perfect. It was a great Army Team, too. There is almost a touch of sadness in knowing that we ' ll see only one more football season as cadets. October and November at West Point are packed with enjoyment for the man who can take his pleasure where he finds it, without a thought for the bleak grey winter days ahead. There is the hazy smoke of burning leaves, the smell of clean dirt turned by football cleats, the long dull shadows at the last Sunday parades — those things are West Point in October. Somehow we pulled through December writs and took our brief leave. Most of us found that the shining satisfaction of Yearling Christmas had disappeared — the tinsel worn Page Four Hundred Thirty-five Thielen, Hardy, Glattly Thatcher, Davis, E. I. (President), Smith, W. R. OFFICERS OF THE SECOND CLASS off. Of course a vacation is always enjoyable, but the shadow of a dead Furlo casts its gloom far into Second Class Year. Those ten days couldn ' t quite recapture the vanished charm — A few blacksheep spent a large part of their holidays at West Point, through the courtesy of the Tactical Department. Strangely enough, some of them admitted having a very pleasant Christmas. Then the Hundred Dark Days closed in on us — the bitter cold of black reveilles, the undying routine of academics, and monotonous week-ends that were no relief from monot- onous weeks. We two-stripers felt especially trod upon because we had little to pipe even with the coming of June. That is according to tradition — as a matter of fact, our predeces- sors tell us, the Virginia Trip is hardly inferior to the much played-up Furlo. We ' re depending on that. But when supper-formations found a pale winter moon shining on the white roofs of barracks, the howls of the Yearlings were not soothing to our spirits. " Sir, there are one hundred days until Graduation and Furlo — and Summer Camp! " Well, be that as it may. Hundredth Night was an event, even to us. We finished Draw- ing, which was a relief after endless hours spent on the inner workings and hidden mecha- nisms of a 37 mm. gun. And with the rebirth of Spring, the social life of the Academy was becoming more interesting. Many of us had now forgotten promises spoken under a July moon — " for that was in a jar country when I was very young — " After all. Summer Camp has its attractions, too. There ' s the parapet of Fort Clinton, carefree evenings outside the clutches of the Academic Department, week-end leaves, and the dignity of our new position as First Classmen. Those blue and gold weeks of spring flew by. Every day life became a little bit more livable. Now the end is here. The least-piped June week of our four years. We bow to tradition by enjoying both the graduates and the Yearlings, but secretly we are feeling quite smug and well-pleased with ourselves. The last lap lies before us, and the months that stretch ahead are full of promises. We of the class of 1932 are short-timers. Page Four Hundred Thirty-six • • MacWilliam, Sparrow Van Way, Fields {President), O ' Malley, Lane OFFICERS OF THE THIRD CLASS CIdA OF MBTEBM THIRTT-THREE) THE Class of Thirty-three has engraved its second chapter deep in the Rock of Ages. In this chapter our story broadens and brightens in the light of what we shall become; for our life has this year differed from Plebe existence fully as much as the events of that first year differed, in their turn, from the civilian routine which we quitted two years ago. True, we are branded as Yearlings — and are marked, perforce, by traits common to every yearling class, — but we have already begun to assume an individuality which will become more pro- nounced with the passing of time. Already, though even more intimately than ever asso- ciated with the Corps as a whole, we have entered upon our career as a distinct class. In our opinion, at least, we burst the shell of Plebehood when we moved into summer camp at the beginning of June Week. We had yet to undergo our final, intensely energetic corrections by upperclassmen who seemed to feel that we should never be worthy of the dignity which we must soon assume — we had yet to feel the indescribable thrill of Recog- nition; but with only ten days ahead, in contrast to the three hundred which lay behind, we could well feel that we had " arrived. " West Pointers seldom speak of Recognition. It ' s just a handclasp, a formality by which the fourth class of the previous year is admitted to social equality with the upper classes. Just a handclasp through which each man may understand that he must now play his part in preserving the traditions of the Corps. Just a handclasp and a hearty " Glad to know you! " which shatter old antagonisms and old prejudices, leaving instead friendships the more valuable for the toil that won them. Just a handclasp which speaks in silence what words alone cannot express. West Pointers seldom speak of Recognition. Closely following Graduation, the departure of the new first and second classes left us — with apologies to the Tactical Department — the monarchs of all we surveyed. Some of us wonder why this period is called Yearling Deadbeat; none of us can doubt that, at least by comparison with the weeks preceding, it deserves its name. Certainly, regarded in the level of average cadet life, our seven o ' clock reveilles, afternoons spent in roaming the trails which lead to Crow ' s Nest or to the beauties of Delafield (verily, they were beauties, too!) and our own hops at Cullum more than made amends for the grime, the grease, and the Page Four Hundred Thirty-seven • • p- • 3? -1 - ' «-_ijl - ' t - M h -.. f I It - ' ' ■ v 7 . ' Vi ' j THIRD CLASSMEN heat of range and drill ground. Some of us had the pleasure of introducing the new Plebes to the discipline of cadet life, and but few of us refused the invitation of cloudy nights to assure ourselves that the Beast Detail did not neglect its duties. Deadbeat properly came to an end with the Fourth of July reveille, which proved to be a very informal affair and showed decisively the readiness of Thirty-three to maintain the traditions entrusted to its care. Before recalling the events of that portion of Summer Camp which we shared with the First Class, we must acknowledge the part they played in making it a pleasant one; for by realizing that chevrons may not be bought by unjust or unnecessary quill, they set us an example which we shall not fail to heed. During July and August we spent our mornings in practical military exercises and our afternoons and evenings either in relaxation or in acquiring skill in entertaining the fair visitors who answer the call of gleaming white and brass and of quiet walks along Flirta- tion. Our nightmares still reveal strange sights and sounds: the " ... ready on the firing line — watch your targets! " — a solo from the range; Burlingame, crying " Whoa, there, hos- sie! " in the riding hall, where we slow-trotted for endless hours with pains in our sides and breakfast in our throats; " Front face! " for the elephants on Cullum afternoons; and the " Dit-dah-dit " of raucous radios. There are brighter memories — memories of femmes who wondered if the Rock would really fall, but never tried to find out; memories of femmes who glided gracefully over Cullum floor and out onto the balcony; memories of long, lazy afternoons on the Hudson, of Clinton Parapet at sunset, of the moon from Trophy Point. Except that each change, as it came, was a milestone toward the golden dreams of Christmas and of furlough, we should have been sorry to fight the Battle of the Torne which marked the end of summer camp and ushered our return to barracks. Page Pour Hundred Thirty-eight • • THIRD CLASSMEN Back again behind the grey stone walls of barracks, we found ourselves faced by the twenty-odd textbooks with which the Government so generously provided each of us. Here we were led simultaneously to realize the gravity of the struggle before us and to begin dreaming the long, long dreams of youth — which centered, for us, in furlough. This strange combination of thought, of minds torn between demands of academic work and visions of a distant future, may be said to typify the remainder of our existence as yearlings. Fall and academic work brought with them one compensation — football. At last we could cheer for our classmates on the Army team; Fields, Herb, Letzelter, MacWilliams, Frentzel, Armstrong, and many others justified our pride in the Class of Thirty-three and its ability to win honor in the field. Again we made the Mess Hall ring with the roll of the Long Fight, this time training voices which were soon to send forth their thunderous " Yea, furlough! " from the Area. We may forget adversity, we may forget the endless stairs which lead to drawing classes and the intricacies of analyt, we may forget the pangs of seeing our names in print when each demerit might have cost a day of Christmas leave, — but the spirit of the fighting Corps shall never leave us. The passing of December, with its dreaded writs and the short days — which already seem like visions of an unreal past — spent by most of us on Christmas leave, has brought us to the long grey days of early spring. Guided alone by hopes which spring eternal in the human heart, we watch and wait for furlough. First and second classmen smile at our anticipation — wise smiles, but we shall see! Hundredth Night will soon be with us — already the plaintive whistles of train and river boat are drawing us away, calling, calling. Furlough a snare and a delusion? Two years of cadet life have straightened us and strengthened us. This deep breath before the final plunge must be invigorating! We shall see. Page Four Hundred Thirty-nine FOURTH CLASSMEN THE) CIdASS of MIMBTEEM THIRTT-FOUR BIRTH and death, decay and growth, these are the stages through which all living things must pass. Pain and delight, despair and hope, these are sensations all must feel. There is none who can write the history of them, or tell what they are, or how they arise. Man can only say that on such and such a day such and such a thing happened, according to his five senses, which may or may not be mistaken in their perceptions. A class, if it is a class in more than name, is as much an organic growth as anything under the sun, and as such goes through the stages of life, and endures its sensations. It is then impossible to write a true history of a class, or to do more than to say that perhaps it has undergone, as a whole, certain feelings. However, on the First of July, 1930, a very frightened bunch of men and near-men assembled in front of the Administration Building and took a long gasp before diving through a huge black hole in a huger grey wall. Then they put on a bold front and went in, some with more assurance than others, but all more or less afraid, all more or less puzzled, and all excited. This much we know is true. When they got through to the other side of that hole, which they found out later is the East Sally Port, the storms descended, the winds blew, the rains fell, and beat upon them, figuratively speaking. They were greeted by certain awesome gentlemen who inquired, almost impolitely, who they might be, why they had seen fit to come to West Point, and where they had been before they had come. It didn ' t make a bit of difference whether they had been to college, to high school, or to hell. When they met, or were met by, the awesome gentlemen they shrank as much as might be, and answered as fearfully as one in a cage with a hungry lion might speak to the beast. Page Pour Hundred Party • • FOURTH CLASSMEN However, they were the beasts, as they soon discovered. They began to fetch and to carry, to run and to climb and to jump, to fold and to dust and to clean, to eat and to talk at the command of the above-mentioned gentlemen. This continued, and continues, for months, which seem like years. It is the mold into which the conflicting elements of the class are poured to make them into something which will resemble a coherent whole. It is the womb and matrix of the Army. The first two months of it are called Beast Barracks, the last ten months of it are called Plebe Year. The result of it is called West Point. It isn ' t very clear what happened in the next few days, for chaos reigned supreme and . all of us were crazy. But a spirit was moving on the face of the class, and in the darkness of those hectic days we were being changed, broken up, frightened and ordered out of our former ways, so that the mold might be applied to us. What we remember is what every class remembers — the stolen glimpses at the glory of the Hudson, the endless double-timing at drill, the mass-commands, the formations for Chapel and for clothes. Out of all this jumbled mass of memories one thing stands high above the rest. It was on the day of our arrival that this took place, but such was the power of the scene that it stands out in our minds, timeless, supreme above the rest of the summer, and that was the awesome moment when as a class we were sworn in as members of the military service. Here, then, we got our first bond of union. We joined ourselves together with a common purpose. We went back from there to our work with a definite object in life, besides the preser- vation of our skins and the distention of our stomachs. When we got back to barracks we found that no one had been folding our clothes during our absence taking the oath. No one offered to do the job for us, either, although the awesome gentlemen came into our rooms and told what to do and how to do it. By degrees we settled into a rut, and got some of our equipment under control, learned some- thing about facing right and left, and even found out how to halt. Then it developed that , Page Four Hundred Forty-one FIELD INSPECTION DURING " BEAST BARRACKS " those awesome gentlemen who had been working us to death were not the final arbiters of our fate, but only minor divinities, called Yearlings. They were replaced by the First Class who did not seem to have forgotten any of the things a Plebe should do, could do, and would do, merely because they themselves had not been Plebes for so long a time. If we had worked before, we worked and trembled now. We tried to keep in our rooms, thinking ourselves more secure there, but we found this security a snare and a delusion. Once in our rooms, there was no further place of retreat. Our necks got more and more flexible, our shoulders more and more supple, our chests more and more noticeable. We were rapidly approach- ing perfection. The First Class, however, with the modesty of true artists, refused to recog- nize their task as finished. They continued to find great faults in us, and with untiring patience to tell us of them, and even to give us advice on how best to correct them. Then we realized that an officer must be able to dance, and so we fell in readily with the sugg estion of the Blue Book that we undertake the study of that gentle art. At the same time we found out more about swimming than we had ever known before. The slowest days wear by, and so we found ourselves on what might have been a dusty road, if rain had not fallen on it. We were carrying packs and rifles and putting one foot before the other endlessly. The rifles got heavy, the packs got heavy, our feet and our hearts got heavy, but the Hike isn ' t so bad to look back on, and our necks got a rest at least. There was a short rest, so called, before the Academic War began, when all we had to do was to move our own equipment, and fetch and carry a thousand things for a hundred clamoring men. The Second Class was back. The Second Class was interested in finding out what manner of men we were. The Second Class began by testing the strength of our backs in lifting trunks, and ended by testing the strength of our necks at pulling chins. Each class has a way of its own for bracing. It keeps any part of a Plebe ' s body from being worked too hard. Football games are battles of the gods to the Plebes, and the gods were generous this year, for we had an unbeatable team. We went to Boston and Yale, we went to New York. We ate and we marched, but we forgot the marching and we remembered the eating. For a while we weren ' t Dumbjohns and Ducrots, and believe us, it made us feel good. The football was over and Christmas came on, and we danced and ate and slept. But the best of things go by, and Christmas left us too soon. The rest of the Corps came back, sulky and sullen and tired, and they crawled us from morning till night, and we writhed, but the end was in view. We set our teeth and held on, for as others have gone through the year, so must we. Page Four Hundred Forty-two DETACHED CADDT DIST P Those erstwhile mevihers of the Class of Thirty-one, whose paths have parted from ours during the past four years: Allen, C. T. AXELL, C. R. Baker, J. W. Baker, E. A. J. Belger, M. E. Berry, J. G. Benante, E. J. Bonds, N. R. Brooks, C. L. R. Bucher, p. a. Burroughs, O. N. Carlson, D. F. Carver, R. L. Cladakis, N. J. Colegrove, a. W. Culley, W. W. Daily, J. Davidson, M. O. Davis, N. Durst, J. C. Flaherty, G. H. Ford, N. C. Gould, K. D. Grant, R. C. Greenleaf, J. W. Grunert, J. R. Heath, W. T. Henrickson, H. C. Hammond, J. R. Holbrook, L. R. huntsberry, w. a. HUSER, A. W. Johnson, M. W. Jones, M. A. Kedziora, E. J. Klawuhn, H. F. Knierm, L. Krenz, L. p. Lancaster, C E. La nglois, H. M. Lee, L. F. McClaren, B. Q. Marmen, L. a. Martin, W. M. Meade, C. S. Meulenberg, a. Mitchell, J. H. Mohr, F. C. Moore, W. B. Moore, M. M. Morris, L S. Mount, W. F. NiXDORFF, B. G. Noble, J. B. Parkman, R. B. Patterson, J. H. Pearson, A. M. Porter, L W. Potts, G. W. Pritchard, C. H. Pruitt, L. D. Rainey, H. D. Rowning, K. L. Rothrock, J. H. royster, j. h. Sartain, T. F. Scheiwe, E. F. Sheen, H. G. Shepherd, R. P. Sheram, F. a. SwiNK, J. Smith, B. B. Teall, H. S. Terry, H. A. Thompson, W. S. Thompson, H. A. Treweek, J. M. Van Divier, J. M. Verage, D. S. ViCKERY, C. L. VOGEL, R. H. Vogt, a. L. Wakely, H. K. Waldon, E. Watts, R. P. Weible, N. R. Welch, J. P. Wiley, W. B. WiLROY, W. E. Wood, G. R. Wood, J. J. Wood, S. H. Wright, R. H. Page Four Hundred Forty-three JL OUR hard years filled with trials and beset with cares, yet marked by brief, though unforgettable moments of irretrievable romance and glamor. Four years of exacting work and hard-won victories. In short, four years well spent. Four years .... JUI £ I TITUS AT PEKIN, 1900 Among the many brilliant exploits of American soldiers during the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900, none were more daring than that of Calvin P. Titus, Class of 1905. Then a musician in the l4th Infantry, he was the first American to scale the famous wall around Pekin. For so gallantly accomplishing this dangerous feat he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He entered West Point in 1901. ' •lA--- ' M " Jim .jt . I ' fnii»rf3» ' - liy " WE I Junk Week is a period of harebrained lunacy, of wise decisions, of tender farewells, and of gay acquaintances. It is a week of ex- pectancy: for the First Class, graduation awaits; for the Second, the high estate of First Classmen ; for the Third, Furlo; for the Fourth, Recognition. Days glide by, and the completion of June Week is the ending of a dream. fl».3a ' iiii ii . h I J,. ' . i4 i . ' i 1 9L AiJjJ. ' ' X ' )V ' K -v v -A .v A VV -i iT •» ■ - " ' _ tf ' •li.- Page Four Hundred Forty-five BuAVTifVi. ' horses, cap- able management and a perfect setting make the West Point horse show an event to be remembered. There is something very fascinating about jump? ing — the subdued thunder of galloping hoofbeats, the sudden quiet, the suspense in the swift arched flight of the horse ' s body — will he go clean? Page Four Hundred Forty-six i The new Polo Field — square-cut emerald, platinum-set — in gala atlire. Myriad-colored frocks beneath a daz- zling sun — satin-horses mounted by smart equestrians — ■ a ripple of applause — blue rib- bons — t r i b u t e to a symphony in movement and grace. Page Four Hundred Forty-seven fe -- . Page Four Hundred Forty-eight The Reviewing line stretches across the plain. We must put on a good parade, the lines must be perfect, for eyes that were not young at San Juan Hill regard us. We pass in review — " Eyes right " the entire length of the plain. " We sons of today, we salute you. " m: Page Four Hundred Forly-niiie r The Spirit of the Class persists through the years. Graduation marks the b e g i fi- ning of another episode in the life of each lone adventurer, but e a c June Week brings scattered portions of the long gray line to- gether again. The joys of comradeship r e - neued. of the friend- ships continued mingle u ' ith the poignancy of frustrated ambitions, of irreplaceable gaps in the ranks. illi Page Four Hundred Fifty The World judges by appearances. Regard- less of the small part ceremonies play in our lives, we are judged by them. June Week parades have a peculiar signif- icance — they are our tribute, our gift, to our friends and relatives. Our mothers, fathers, and sweethearts are Hatching us, we hope, with pride. Page Four Hundred Fifty-one Our Plebes Perform. The gymnasium is a three - ring circus. Three? Ten. Our O. A. O. is so susceptible to feats of arms, too. She turns to us and says, " You used to do all that, didn ' t you? " We anxiously watch her face as the plebes display their skill. Perhaps the athletic review is not as im- maculate as the others, but it is certainly more comfortable. Page Four Hundred Fifty-two ' ' xpy - i ■• ■ ' f - • •.-.- ••.vi ' ' Jl- " By the right flank " ■ — doesn ' t look diffi- cult. But the horses were green when we got them. They were imaginative — the flutter of the curtain between ring ' was a monster, and much cavorting en- sued. Now they re- spond to every com- mand with instant obedience. " By threes — by the left flank " — the horses wheel in unison. Page Four Hundred Fifty-three The beauty of the early summer, the un- affected gaiety of in- cipient subalterns, the undisguised admiration of proud parents com- bine to create a scene of rare animation. For youth is in the heyday of its being. ' 1 Page Four Hundred Fifty-four 1 -w There are kaleido- scopic splashes of color on a quiet lawn. Groups form, disintegrate, and reform. There is a hum of conversation. Guests exclaim at the rugged beauty of the Chapel as seen from the Superintendent ' s gardens, for he is re- ceiving the graduating class and its friends. Page Four Hundred Pifty-five Gr adu ation parade starts — all classes ex- cept the First in ranks. The music is different today. It is not until the grad- uating class goes for- ward and forms the re- fieiring line that the First Classmen feel iso- lated from the Corps. There is a sense of loneliness — of loss — as the Corps passes in re- view. Page Four Hundred Fifty-six y ({- AfefT - Page Four Hundred Fijty-seven June Week is a para- dox — a prelude and a finale. It symbolizes transition while affirm- ing permanence. It marks the passage of another milestone in the careers of all — to some, the inception of a neu ' phase of life; to others, the revisitation of a scene reminiscent of youthful acts and emo- tions. Page Four Hundred Fifty-eight The Secretary of War makes the graduation address. The audience is gathered at Trophy Point in the open air. Moments fly — the ad- dress is over. There is an uproar when the last man receives his diploma. The Class gives a " Long Corps " for the Corps of Cadets. The Corps gives one for the class. It is finished — we are no longer Cadets. Page Four Hundred Fifty-nine Page Four Hundred Sixty SHANNON AT CHATEAU-THIERRY, 1918 After repeated requests Lt. Col. James A. Shannon, Class of 1903, was relieved from General Staff work in France and received a command at the front. On October 5, 1918, he voluntarily led an officers ' patrol deep into enemy territory and obtained information vital to the success of the next day ' s attack. In that battle he was fatally wounded after inspiring his exhausted command by his superb leadership and courage. • P %; ! THE ARMY MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION THE Army Mutual Aid Association was born of necessity. In times gone by insurance companies considered Army Officers poor risks and either refused to insure them or charged them extra premiums. American Army Officers, seeing the need of immediate help for their families in emergency, instituted this life insurance concern in 1879. Among its charter members were Generals Philip H. Sheridan, R. C. Drum, G. W. Davis, Arthur McArlhur, W. R. Shafter, S. B. M. Young, and Emory Upton. The plan of insurance is ordinary life. There has recently been adopted a plan for paid-up insurance with cessation of premiums which should prove a beneficial privilege to those who leave the Army or retire. FOR over a half century, this organization, constituted and directed by its Army- Officer membership, has provided Army Officers with life insurance at rates averag- ing lower than those of reputable commercial companies, has consistently made im- mediate 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 ac- counts 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 money panics, epidemics, and wars. Those insured are select risks of varied age, rank and duty in the Army and the Association ' s mortality rate has averaged considerably below actuarial expectations. INVESTMENTS have been made in conservative and safe securities so that the Re- serve has had a gradual and steady growlh. Securities are purchased only upon the advice of professional investment counsel. The Experience Table shows the growth of membership to have been gradual, consistent, and healthy and to have conformed closely to the increase in the Army since the inception of the institution. The average age of its members has held comparatively young and its Reserve has always been more than sufficient to meet immediately all benefits due. INSURANCE benefits are paid instantly when a member dies, one-half being trans- mitted by wire and one-half by mail. An outstanding feature of the Association ' s work is its help in preparing pension and various other claims for the bereaved parents, widows and families of its members. This service, built up through years of experi- ence, assures the relatives of members that their rights as to Government allowances and life insurance will be protected. The importance of this service may be appreci- ated by the fact that families of officers who were not members of the Association are known to have lost thousands of dollars because they failed to file timely claims and proper supporting evidence for pensions, Government allowances and life insurance benefits. EVERY eligible Officer and Cadet should become a member and support the work of this Association. Page Four Hundred Sixty-one Staff Sergeant Joseph Miller STAFF Sergeant Joseph Miller is gradu- ating with the Class of 1931. After 30 years of service in United States Army he is retiring to a life of ease, the reward for earnest application to duty, and made pos- sible by the proceeds of his Victrola Shop, an institution founded in 1905. Joe was born in Odessa, Russia, on August 15, 1875, of a poor but musical family, the seventh son of an eleventh father. At an early age he was asked to join the Russian Army, where he served for four years as a non-commissioned offi- cer under Nickoli I. He was half shot in the campaign of Liao-Yang. In July, 1901, the Millerski family char- tered a boat and invaded our hospitable shores. Here things went from bad to worse, and Joe from Del Montico to West Point. He was drafted into our Drum Corps and now Captain Bacon inspects him every Saturday. Joe ' s family of three children of whom he is as proud as they of him was raised within our martial confines. In spite of this they have succeeded in spreading the fame of their Oboe playing father far and wide, for at a tender age they were sent away to vegetate in a more tepid atmosphere. They carry on with song and dance, adding fresh sprigs to their father ' s many musical laurels. Miller ' s Victor Shop will ever stand as a memorial to Sgt. Joe. There he waited daily on musical cadets who found surcease from the Academic Wolf in healing melodies. There he sold records, vic- trolas, typewriters, and chewing tobacco. His only love was music; his only worry a bad check. The class of 1931 wishes Joe Miller the best of luck wherever he may go. He has been an institution at the Academy; he will sure- ly be a success and as much liked out in civil life. Joe is a part of the color of Old West Point, and the picture of him will never die, nor can he ever be replaced. Cadets marching to buy records of Rudy Vallee Pate Four Hundred Sixly-tu a Page Four Hundred Sixty-three INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Page Allien Co., Henry V 470 Alligator Co., The 508 American League B.B. Club 519 Arden Farms Dairy Co 504 Army Mutual Aid Assn., The 461 Army Relief 515 Assn. Army Navy Stores 540 Automatic Electric Inc 472 Bache, J. S 466 Bailey, Banks Biddle 469 Bannerman Sons, Francis 506 Bausch Lomb Optical Co 540 Brokaw Bros 516 Brooks Bros 467 Brown Bigelow 521 Browning King Co 481 Bush Bros 490 Cardwell Mfg. Co., The Allen D 470 Champion Coated Paper Co 537 Charlottesville Woolen Mills 509 Chatham Phenix Nat ' I. Bank 476 Colt ' s Patent Fire Arms 483 Continental Motors Corp 517 Crane Co 491 Crouch Fitzgerald Corp 488 Curtis Wright Corp 501 Dack ' s Ltd 496 Du Bois Press, The 539 Eaton Crane Pike Co 482 Endicott Johnson Co 532 Faber, V. W 519 Finchley Establishment, The 498 First Nat ' I. 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S 468 Millers, Joe 510 Moore Printing Co., The . . •. 494 More, Albert 504 Motion Picture Producers Assn 505 Nat ' I. Sugar Refining Co. of N. J 471 N. Y. Giants 531 N. Y. Trap Rock Co 532 Orange Rockland Electric Co 533 O ' SuUivan ' s Rubber Heels 490 Peal Co 493 Pointer, The 534 Pratt Whitney Aircraft Co 495 Red Cross 525 Reveille Legging Co 527 San Diego Army Navy Academy 484 Schilling Press, Inc., The 535 Schrader Cutlery Co. . 526 Schrader ' s Son, Inc., A 497 Seaman ' s Bank 527 Shipman ' s Sons, Asa L 521 Sikorsky Aviation Corp 529 Simon, Julius 528 Smith Co., S. K 538 Smith Ice Cream Co 514 Smyth Donegan Co., The 532 Spalding, A. G. Co 510 Sperry Gyroscope Co 492 Starin Bros 502 Stetson Shoe Co., Inc., The 479 Stroock Co., Inc., S 512 Stumpp Walter Co 476 Sudbury, E. B 500 Taylor Co., Inc., Alex 484 Teitzel -Jones Dehner Boot Co 510 Tiffany Co 465 Waldron Carroll 518 Wallach Bros 507 Wallen Co., Geo. S 496 Warden Mfg. Co 518 Washburn Crosby Co 512 Wheatsworth Flour Mills 480 White Studio 511 Whitman Co., Stephen F 523 Williams Co., J. B., The 506 Wright, E. A 517 Zeiss, Carl 522 Page Four Hundred Sixty-jour Tiffany Co. Jewelers Silversmiths Stationers Jewelry AND Stationery The Range of Choice Is Extensive Mail Inquiries Receive Prompt Attention Fifth Avenue 37™ Street New York Pa " Four Hundred Sixty-five 1 J. S. BACHE CO. Established 1892 MEMBERS New York Stock Exchange Chicago Board of Trade New York Cotton Exchange Detroit Stock Exchange New York Curb Exchange Philadelphia Stock Exchange And Other Leading Exchanges Securities Bought and Sold for Cash or Carried on Conservative Margin Branch Offices: Albany, Atlantic City, Binghamton, Buffalo, Charleston, Detroit, Erie, Kansas City, New Haven, Philadelphia, Rochester, Schenectady, Syracuse, Troy, Tulsa, Utica, Watertown, Worcester. In North Carolina: Durham, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Winston-Salem. In Texas: Fort Worth, San Antonio. Correspondents, with private wire connections, in all principal cities 42 Broadway, New York 316 So. La Salle St., Chicago " THE BACHE REVIEW " and " BACHE COMMODITY REVIEW, " will be sent on application Picnic • 1887 Page Four Hundred Sixty-six ESTABLISHED 1818 ' •f ' Slisml) « ' • ChpTHin€h MADISON AVENUE COR. FORTY-FOURTH STREET NEW YORK O MoaNt MorMitis Uniforms for Officers of the United States Army Agents in the United States for the " WooDRow Cap " and Messrs. Peal Co. ' s " Sam Browne Belt " Prompt and Careful Attention is Given to Orders or Enquiries by Mail Civilian Clothing Ready Made or to Measure BRAN C H STORES BOSTON Newbury corner of Berkeley Street newport palm beach Page Four Hundred Sixty-seven What! A hotel that keeps you feehng fit and happy? jTxFTER the sweet dreams in a Roosevelt bed and the superb food of the Roosevelt ' s chef — then what? Why, bless you — we aren ' t half through making you enjoy life! Right at hand are athletic facilities to help you keep the red corpuscles bouncing merrily through the body — and sweet dance music to keep you on your toes (if that is where you want to he). These things and all the extra attention and courtesy you receive at the Roosevelt are the reasons why it is known as " the hotel that captured the Army. " And remember that the Roosevelt is next door to practically everytliing in New York. The ROOSEVELT EDWARD CLINTON FOGG, Managing Director Madison Avenue at 45th Street New York City MILITARY Insignia and Equipments Standard for More Than 45 Years Look for these trade marks on all N. S. Meyer quality insignia and buttons ROLLKD GOtD in- signia and buttons have a solid gold surface backed by a stronger base metal — this com- bination gives BETTER SERVICE than solid gold. ' Ni:; ACID TEST— triple gold plated on a Meyer Metal base, will stand the acid test. Always looks bright and new. M EYER. ETAL MEYER METAl— a special alloy ; the same color as 18Kt. gold with no gold plat- ing. It is adapted to long wear and improves with afie. All military insignia and equipments manufactured and distributed by N. S. Meyer, Inc., are made strictly in conformance with regulations and are guaranteed to give complete sat- isfaction. INSIGNIA AND BUHONS MARTIAL SPURS FIGURE 8 AND MARTIAL SPUR CHAINS DE LUXE SABRE CHA INS SABRES FULL DRESS EQUIPMENT GOLD EMBROIDERIES GOLD LACE FOR THE DISCRIMINATL G ARMY OFFICER Inquire at your post exchange or dealer N. S. MEYER, INC. 43 East 19th St., New York Juke term — A good conductor Page Four Hundred Sixty-eight fr Established 1832 A PHILADELPHIA VToT Ttf 1931 Miniature Ring 1932 Miniature Ring 1933 Miniature Ring 1934 Crest Pin Designed and Produced by This Company I HIS occasion is taken to thank the -■■ Class of 1931 for their patronage and to extend to them the Mail Service of this Establishment which has been perfected by many years ' experience in supplying the Officers of the United States Army and their families. Page Four Hundred Sixty-nine HENRY V. ALLIEN CO. Successors to Horstmann Bros. Allien 227 Lexington Ave., near 34th St. NEW YORK CITY Makers of ARMY EQUIPMENTS " That Have Stood the Test Since 1815 " WE ARE PROUD THAT ASHORE, AFLOAT AND IN THE AIR CARDWELL CONDENSERS AND CARDWELL- BUILT RADIO APPARATUS SHARE IN UP- HOLDING THE CxLORIOUS TRADITIONS OF UNFAILING ACCOMPLISHMENT WHICH ARE THE PRICELESS HERITAGE OF OUR ARMY AND NAVY. FOR QUALITY FOR EFFICIENCY CARDWELL VARIABLE CONDENSERS AND MANUFACTURING SERVICE The ALLEN D. CARDWELL MFG. CORP ' N 81 Prospect St., Brooklyn, N. Y. s " THE STANDARD OF COMPARISON " Tactical Officers in Summer Camp, 1888 Page Four Hundred Seventy ? ATTENTION CflNE SUGAR GRHNULflTEDQ!!? JACK FRDSr Offers A Sugar For Every Purpose Each Each Each s packed in a convenient, economical size. s pure cane sugar. s in a neat sanitary package, always Full weight. Granulated Confectioners Tablet Powdered Brown Trump Tablets Jack Frost Sugar Melody Moments — brought to you every Thursday evening over WEAF and NBC Chain. 9:30 O ' clock Eastern Standard Time. For Convenience and Purity 9 • insist upon Jack Frost CRNE SUGflR Refined by The National Sugar Refining Co. of N. J. H.S. 152 Page Four Hundred Seventy-one , TIMES SQUARE itotet Jlistor NEW YORK CITY TRADITION Tradition — that ' s one of the impor- tant links between West Point and the hlotel Astor . . . And when we realize how many officers and cadets have praised Astor centrality, service and comfort — we feel that these links are growing stronger every year! 5 Distinctive Restau and in Summertime, tfie Garden and the air-cooled Grill. FRED A. MUSCHENHEIM rants e Roof STROWGER PRIVATE AVTOMATIC EXCHAMGt SAVES TIME— SPEEDS COMMUNICATION— ON LAND AND SEA THE widespread adoption of Strowger Dial Systems by the United States Army for use at arsenals, armories, proving grounds and ord- nance depots indicates the esteem in which this modern communication equipment is held by those who are trained to know, rather than to guess. Equally significant is the increasing use of these systems by the United States Navy on capital ships, cruisers and aeroplane carriers. Equipment purchased for such usage must " stand the gaff " — must not fail under the most difficult conditions. Forty years of experience in manufacturing dial telephone systems for public exchange use the world over have imbued Strowger Dial Equipment with the highest quali- ties of dependability and long life — and it is these . attributes, coupled with the swift, accurate service it renders, which have won for this equipment its deserved reputation for superiority. Automatic Electric Inc. Factory and Qeneral Offices: 1033 WEST VAN BUREN STREET, CHICAGO, U.S.A. SALES AND SERVICE OFFICES IN ALL PRINCIPAL CITIES Page Four Hundred Seventy-liio GLOBE RUTGERS FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY 111 William St., New York City JANUARY 1st, 1931 ASSETS Bonds and Mortgages $ 137,359.90 U. S. Liberty Bonds 519,200.00 Government, Citv, Railroad and Other Bonds and Stocks 72,305,735.72 Cash in Banks and Office 3,151,885.63 Premiums in Course of Collection . 7,433,318.82 All Other Assets 3,407,220.03 Interest Accrued 442,404.17 Reinsurance Recoverable on Paid Losses 19,176.28 $87,416,300.55 LIABILITIES Capital $ 7,000,000.00 Surplus 30,109,790.21 Reinsurance Reserve 27,340,139.34 Losses in Course of Adjustment . . . 10,466,371.00 Commissions and Other Items.... 9,775,000.00 Reserve for Taxes and Depreciation 2,725,000.00 $87,416,300.55 Surplus to Policyholders . . . $37,109,790 21 Losses settled and paid since organization over $248,000,000 Losses settled and paid 1930, $19,496,737.34 ISSUES POLICIES AGAINST Fire, Marine, Tornado, Earthquake, Hail, Explosion, Riot and Civil Commotion, Sprinkler Leakage, Inland Marine Transportation, Parcel Post, Automobile, Aviation Insurance Agents in Canada, Manila, Shanghai, London and Principal European Cities E. C. Jameson, President Lyman Candee, Vice-President A. H. W itthohn, Secretary W. H. Paulison, Vice-President A. G. Cassin, Secretary J. H. Mulvehill, Vice-Pres. and Secy. J. L. Hahn, Assistant Secretary J. D. Lester, Vice-President Scott Coleman, Assistant Secretary A. W. Taylor, Local Secretary Progress since Consolidation in 1899 Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. 31, 1899 31, 1905 31, 1910 31, 1915 31, 1920 31, 1925 31, 1926 31, 1927 31, 1928 31, 1929 31, 1930 Assets $529,282.59 3,932,447.83 5,255,362.12 10,178,345.13 42,765,374.55 67,922,096.58 71,740,996.88 80,193,738.67 98,190,644.96 105,991,540.45 87,416,300.55 Reinsurance Reserve $26,832.54 1,753,038.09 1,936,224.86 3,532,023.57 16,593,764.16 20,265,572.73 21,162,599.90 21,794,727.64 24,332,695.62 26,803,146.42 27,340,139.34 Surplus $3,038.94 1,256,146.92 2,365,363.37 4,769,684.89 11,361,311.89 24,161,943.85 25,610,675.98 29,514,599.03 37,252,917.34 44,315,436.03 30,109,790.21 Page Pour Hundred Seventy-three ipmrmm ci5 rr inatf • fp ynjxi; ( THE HORSE IS MAN ' 3 ENLIST U.S. NOBLE T-COMPAWION ' =- " ' %En .kx U ! " ;- -ft i: CUPRO-CANPY A-COUNTER- C0LD5 GROVLF.Y v TOflAT( 5Aucq r Cynic Page Four Hundred Seventy-four A fine car priced isvitliiii reacli of every buyer The new Chevrolet Six is a car of genuine character and refinement. QuaUty is written in every curve and sweep of its modern lines. Quality is built into every part of its sturdy Fisher body of hardwood-and- steel. You can see quality in the high-grade upholstery fabrics and trim — the deeply cushioned, form-fitting seats — the carefully insulated front compartments — the wide vision — and the ample spaciousness. And once you drive the new Chevrolet Six, you actually fed quality by the way it steers, shifts, rides and stops. The quick response of the big, quiet, fifty- horsepower six-cylinder engine is really remarkable. So impressive is this new Chevrolet that you are very likely to mistake it for a car much higher in price. s a matter of fact, this fine six-cylinder automo- bile is being offered at greatly reduced prices that bring it within easy reach of every motor car buyer. The I ew Conwrtible Cabriolet, inset shows top towered. Prices range from $475 to $650, , o. b. Flint, Mich, Special equipment extra. Chevrolet Motor Co., Detroit, Mich NEW CHEVROLET SIX It ' s wise to choose a Six PRODUCT OF GENERAL MOTORS Page Four Hundred Seventy-five The Parade Grounds at U. S. Military Academy, West Point. N. Y Grass Seed and Fertilizers as well as advisory service supplied by the Stumpp Walter Co. Grass Seed of Known Quality For Golf Courses, Polo Fields, Airports, Athletic Fields, Tennis Courts, Lawns, £fc. Vor advice in regard to mixtures for special locations, treat- ment of soil, fertilizing, etc., call, ' phone or write to us. Remember: — All our seeds are of the highest quality, ob- tained direct from the most reliable sources of supply and are botanically true to name. All seeds are new and are cleaned and recleaned until they are brought up to the highest possible state of purity and germina- tion, special care being given to the elimination of weed seeds. For Fine Lawns, use " Staigreen " Lawn Seed Flower and Vegetable Seeds High Quality Bulbs — Garden Supplies m Complete Catalogue Sent on Request 30-32 Barclay St., New York Branch Snire.s in: White Plains, N. Y. Stamford, Conn. Hempstead, L. L Newark, N. J. Englewood, N. J. Tit Stadium at U. 5. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y. Here also, Stumpp Walter Co. ' s Grass Seeds and Fertilizers are supplied and advisory help furnished. PITTTIXG YOUR MIXD AT EASE Does the subconscious mind ever let go of an unsolved problem? It would be difficult to make most business men be- lieve so. The problem of security and protection for one ' s family, for example. The matter of arranging one ' s estate plan, or of bringing it up to date, if it has not been reviewed for years. The problem of caring for business and investment in- terests while on a vacation tour — or of replacing means lost through unwise in- vestment efforts. Whether you have millions or thou- sands — whether you are a beginner in business and accumulation, or a person of wealth — you can put your mind at ease by planning or reviewing your estate program now. Chatham Phenix will gladly confer with you upon these matters. CHATHAM PHENIX NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY Organized 1812 — 119 Years of Banking NEW YORK Main Office, 149 Broadway Page Four Hundred Seventy-six ■he most valuable social asset since the invention of The Check from Home . . . cigarettes that really SATISFY! GREATER MILDNESS . ' :. BETTER TASTE ' 1931 Liggett Myers Tobacco Co. CADETS ENJOY THEMSELVES at West Point ' s Times Square Headquarters At the Hotel Knickerbocker, Cadets find genuine friend- liness and a willingness to help them enjoy themselves. CADETS ' RATES Beautiful Rooms with Private Bath $3.00 Twin Beds, per Person 2.00 Single Rooms, semi-private Bath 2.00 Reserved Rooms Are the Choicest HOTEL KNICKERBOCKER One of New York ' s Finest Hotels West 45th St., Times Square, N. Y. Write: EDWARD B. BELL Nearsighted old lady — " Hussy! " Pa e Four Hundred Seventy-eight » tonwar d From parade ground to distant post .... you go, the Class of ' 31. Naturally the spirit of the class runs high. Every man is inspired to make his class mem- orable for high achievement. Every man indi- vidually aspires to high honors. A noble am- bition, an estimable goal. The Stetson Shoe Company wishes you suc- cess. Deeply and sincerely. And it trusts that the silken comfort of STETSON SHOES ... as dramatized by the slogan " STETSON WALKS THE FIRST TEN MILES " . . . will continue to be your footwear buddy on life ' s ladder as in academy days. Smart Stetson Shops and Agencies in all prin- cipal cities. THE STETSON SHOE COMPANY, Inc., Sou+h Weymouth, Mass. NEW YORK SHOPS 289 Madison Avenue (near 41s+ Sireet) 15 West 42nd Street (just off Fifth Avenue) Broadway at 45th Street (Hotel Astor) 551 Fifth Avenue (at 45th Street) Page Four Hundred Seventy-nine Fairyland (ringerbreud House Visitors Welcome Wbeatsworth Flour Mills Hamburg, N.J. Man ' s FIRST FOOD is still his best • • • WHEAT cannot be made better than Nature makes it. Whole wheat is a natu- ral food — nourishing, sustaining, rich in min- erals and vitamins. All this healthful goodness is retained in Wheats- worth Whole Wheat Products. -»0 l BU.U S.A 100% WHOLE WHEAT CEREAL WHOLE WHEAT CRACKERS GRAHAM STYLE REAL WHOLE WHEAT SELF- RISING FLOUR eatswotth CEKEAL A Natural Food ' OO WholeWhea. Provost Sergeant — " And don ' t for- get, youse guys, that the judge advocate ' s motto is ' If at foist you don ' t succeed — try ' em again ' . " EDGEWORTH SMOKING TOBACCO NOTHING TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT TOBACCO LIKE A PIPE! LARUS BRO. CO. Since 1877 RICHMOND, VIRGINL Page Four Hundred Eighty WHEN General Phil Sheridan was a cadet, we were cutting our first uniforms. And while uniform regulations have changed since the forage cap and service blue of Chattanooga, the ability of Browning King to interpret them smartly in fine fabrics has never altered. There is a flair for style, an excellence of fabrics, an hon- esty of tailoring you will always recognize in Browning King clothing, whether you buy uniforms or civilians. And the prices, due to our unequalled buying re- sources, are more moderate this year than ever. Browning King Co. Uniform Department 260 Fourth Avenue • New York City o • o Civilian Clothes at One East 45th St. Fourth Ave. at 21st St. Broadway at Thirty- Second Street Fulton Street and DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn (also at stores in 21 other cities) Page Four Hundred Eighty-one • ' ji-i) • " w i ml. k m ¥M WHEN YOUR INVITATIONS READ " R . S . V . P . " THERE ' S only one paper really suitable for your reply to formal invitations . . . Crane ' s Kid Finish. It is also the paper on which you will write your most particular letters. In brief, it is the finest paper made, yet it won ' t bankrupt you to buy it. You can get a box for $1.00. And for a gift to some one very special, choose Crane ' s again. It ' s very special itself. A hundred and thirty years of prestige lie back of it. Eaton, Crane Pike Co., Pittsfield, Mass. TYX ricZ FINE WRITING PAPERS - SINCE 1801 u, niforms cloak every soldier alike What marks of appearance, then, set one Officer apart from others? DISTINCTION and FINESSE You will find these in the stationery of CHARLES J. McLEES Engraver -:- Lithographer Printer 2 Duane St. New York She was only a cheer leader ' s daughter, but she had seen life in the rah. Page Four Hundred Eighty-two I! New " ACE " - - Caliber .22 Automatic Pisto by COLT The " ACE " has been designed as a companion arm for the .45 Automatic Pistol — making possible economical target practice with the .22 Long Rifle cartridge for service men, members of the National Guard, Reserve Officers and individual shooters of the heavier caliber Colt Automatic Pistols. The finest and most accurate heavy type caliber .22 Automatic Pistol ever produced — with full target features, adjustable rear sight, super-preci- sioned barrel and hand-finished action. Built on the same frame as the Caliber .45 Government Model The " ACE " represents a new triumph by Colt — produced to meet the demand for a cahber .22 Automatic built on exactly the same frame as the famous caliber .45 Government Model. It is equipped with full .45 Automatic Safety features. 95 years of manufacturing skill and experience have been concentrated in the new " ACE " — a product worthy of the name Colt. FEATURES Caliber .22 Long Rifle- Adjustable Rear Target Sight — Rear sight is adjustable for both elevation and windage; front sight is fixed. Hand Finished Action The action of the ACE is hand finished — assuring smoothness of operation and ac- curacy in target shooting. Super-precisioned Barrel — Especially bored and chambered for the .22 Long Rifle Cartridge. All .45 Automatic Safety Features. Magazine Capacity 10 Cartridges. Length Overall — 8 4 in. Weight — 36 oz. Length of Barrel — 43- in. Fin. — Full Blued. .21 LONC RIFLE A New .22 Caliber Companion Arm for the Colt .45 and Super .38 Automatic Pistols Manufactured by COLT ' S PATENT FIRE ARMS MANUFACTURING CO. Fire Arms Division HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Page Four Hundred Eighty-three • " The West Point of the West Member of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States. SAN DIEGO ARMY NAVY ACADEMY A tully accredited mili- tary school. " Class M " rating of the War Dept. Prepares for col eges, West Point and Annapolis. Lower school for younger boys. Two years of Junior College work available. iSj The largest private military school on the Pacific Coast. Located in suburb of sunny San Diego. 1 1 ,000 per year. Discount to officers of Army and Navy. L ' ' JKi l For illustrated cata- logue address COL. THOS. A. DAVIS President Box W. P. The Line X-Ray Apparatus Medical • :: From the small outfits for Physicians ' offices up to the special- ized equipment as used in the hospital for complete diagnostic and deep therapy work. Dental " CDX " — the 100% electrically safe dental X-ray unit of modest dimensions. Coolidge X-Ray Tubes Supplies Physical Therapy Apparatus and Electro-Medical Specialties High Frequency Apparatus Medical Diathermy Surgical Diathermy Wave Generators Sinusoidal — Galvanic Muscle Training Apparatus Vibratory Massage Apparatus Treatment Tables " Giant " Eye Magnet Cautery Units Electrocardiograph Ultraviolet Quartz Lamps Air-Cooled — Water-Cooled Radiant Heat Lamps Incandescent Infra-red Hydrotherapy Equipment Electric Heat Pads Bakers Infant Incubators Transilluminators Electric Centrifuges GENERAL ® ELECTRIC X-MAY COEPOEATION 2012 Jackson Boulevard FORMERLY VICTOR ifftg Chicago, III., U.S. A. X-RAY CORPORATION We Are Always On Guard ♦. against inferior athletic equipment. That is why teams have used sporting goods bearing the Alex Taylor Trade Mark for 34 years. It is their guarantee of quality. Alex Taylor Sports Equip- ment is always correct, de- pendable and priced within a reasonable range. No matter where you may be transferred Alex Taylor Equipment will follow you with our fast mail service. Send for our FREE Taylor Sports Catalog. THE HOUSE WAT SPORT BUILT 22 EAST 42nd ST. NEW YORK, N. Y. Academic Departments, 1879 Page Four Hundred Eighty-four r (lor IT TAKES COURAGE AND A CROWING BANK ACCOUNT TO MEET LIFE ' S PROBLEMS I he person keeping an adequate balance in his checking account and who sees to it that each month the balance, after all bills are paid, is large r than the month before will be able to make a sound investment in due time. We regard it as part of our service to cus- tomers to counsel with them upon business and financial problems. The First National Bank Trust Company Highland Falls, N. Y. DESIGNATED DEPOSITARY FOR U. S. GOVERNMENT FUNDS MEMBER OF FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Page Pour Hundred Eighly-five LOOK AT THE MAN in the front line — at the races — polo or in business — active — en- thusiastic. Such a man appreciates Krementz Jewelry for Men — cor- rect — mannish — smart. KREMENTZ COLLAR BUTTONS KREMENTZ DRESS SETS When buying collar buttons he asks (or Krementz, no other words are necessary. He insists upon Krementz Dress Sets — because they are the correct thing (or evening wear. If he wears a Tuxedo, or should the occasion demand Full Dress — Krementz Sets are ready in their at- tractive cases— styled for either need. The range of Krementz patterns gives the one variation in the prescribed convention of men ' s dress. He would appreciate a gift of Kre- mentz Links because he knows that starched cuffs are again the only thing for the well-dressed man. He knows Krementz quality and their unusual selection of individualized designs. KREMENTZ CUFF LINKS pDDDniDIDinMllDIIIIIDnilll He knows the distinction of Krementz Wrist Watch Bands. They are timed to the modern tempo! Simply adjust the band to the " right feeling " size and at- tach the hook— TO ANY LINK! It ' s on to stay until you are ready to take it off. F r e m e n b 5 J EW ELRY FOR MEN War is Hell Page Four Hundred Eighty-six THE d Vl NN V ; Army Officers Company PHILADELPHIA o ■4f Uniforms and Equipment Our uniforms are made of the best domestic and imported materials and we make them fit Page Four Hundred Eighly-seven EstabHshed 1839 Almost a Century in the Luggage Business A record for service of Trunks, Bags, Hand Luggage and Small Leather Goods of char- acter. OflScers and Cadets of the U. S. Army recognize Crouch Fitzgerald as being strictly in keeping with the high standards of appearance which they insist upon in every item of their equipment. CROUCH FITZGERALD CORP. H. J. CANTON, President 400 MADISON AVENUE NEW YORK, N. Y. Between 47th and 48th Streets His first Birdie Page Four Hundred Eighty-eight TRUMPETER- HUH ! WELL-BLOW US TH ' MAINE STEIWSONq MAKE ITTHE MEMS STYLB soNq-AND Tm RiqHT with YOU. THATS a TUNE I ' VE BEEN PLAViNq FOR. 43 YEARS P " 3+ ART SC-HAff N€R MARXF liAl Official Oubfitfcers bo bheFirsb Class iAJj Page Four Hundred Eighty-nine For Field Maneuvers Cadet or civilian! Walk in greater comfort by making sure the name O ' Sullivan appears on every rubber heel you buy! or City Pavements WHETHER you are just donning the plebe skins or getting back to cits . . . there ' s many a day ahead when you will value the extra comfort in the famous O ' Sullivan rubber heels! On long, strenuous ma- neuvers or tramps through hard city streets, your tough, resilient O ' Sullivan ' s absorb the thousands of fatiguing shocks and jars. From reveille to taps your step keeps fresh and springy. Rubber with the tough- ness of an army mule! Tested on our factory prov- ing ground to assure you of the most satisfactory serv- ice in eiery pair. Include O ' Sullivan ' s in your march- ing orders! O ' Sullivan ' s Heels Halperin Knitting Mills MANUFACTURERS OF High Qrade Shaker Sweaters Bathing Suits and Jerseys FOR u. s. u. s. Military Academy Naval Academy West Point, N. Y. Annapolis, Md. Military Schools and Colleges 79 East 130th Street New York City Telephone: Tillinghast 5-7546 Bush Brothers Manufacturers of Builders Mill Work ROYERSFORD, PA. " Did Mary blush ivhen she tore her skirt on the car door? " " I didn ' t notice. " Page Four Hundred Ninety 1 leaching men to live _ _ _ _ IRMIES are not always agents of destruction, often they are agents of construction. The Roman Legions for example; how little they destroyed in com- parison to what they built. Long after the Roman Legion had dis- appeared, the peoples in the lands they had conquered were profit- ing from the roads they had laid out, the water and sewage systems they had installed. The American Army has the same fine tradition. The work it did in Haiti, the Canal Zone, the Philippines, and Cuba, is suffi- cient testimony. Just as modern aviation is an outgrowth of the World War, modern American insistence on plumbing and sani- tation was given its impetus by the lessons of the Spanish American War. Crane Co. prides itself on hav- ing made some contribution to the Army ' s constructive work — on the fact that in so many army camps its plumbing and heating materials are used ... on the fact that in many army engineer- ing feats, its valves, fittings, and piping specialties are serving. CRAN E CRANE CO., GENERAL OFFICES: 836 S. MICHIGAN AVE., CHICAGO NEW YORK OFFICES: 23 W. 44TH STREET Branches and Sales Offices in One Hundred and Ninety-six Cities Page Four Hundred Ninety-one MARION INSTITUTE MARION, ALABAMA Member of the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the Southern States. Member of the Alabama Association of Colleges. Member of the American Association of Junior Colleges. Member of the Association of Military Schools and Colleges of the United States. Member of the American Council on Education. Junior College courses in Arts and Science. Pre-professional courses in Commerce, Engi- neering, Medicine, and Law. Army and Navy College and Preparatory courses designed to fit Annapolis and West Point candidates for success. Standard High School and College Preparatory courses. For information, address — W. L MURFEE, Vresident, Marion Institute MARION, ALABAMA Anti-Aircraft Searchlights Sound Locators and Gun Control Equipment SPERRY GYROSCOPE CO., Inc. BROOKLYN NEW YORK A three crop farmer Page Four Hundred Ninety-two PEAL ' S REPRESEIVTATIVES VISIT THE PRINCIPAL CAMPS AND CITIES. ITINERARY SENT ON REQUEST Page Pour Hundred Ninety-three The Moore Printing Company INCORPORATED ART PRINTERS and PUBLISHERS Printers of " THE POINTER " " BUGLE NOTES " " PEGASUS REMOUNTS " NEWBURGH - ON - HUDSON NEW YORK R t ' er defense to the North durinz the Civil War Page Four Hundred Ninety-jour i NEW LAURELS OF DEPENDABILITY for SERIES B HORNET " ENGINE IN a little over a year of exacting military and commercial service the Series B " Hornet " engine has proved itself a worthy brother of the famous " Wasp. " Speed, altitude and load tests have recorded its re- liability. Mail and passenger carry- ing with the great air transport com- panies have shown how well this en- gine stands up under day and night service. And now, new laurels: In what was probably the most strenuous 300-hour test ever made upon an air-cooled radial engine of its size, the " Hornet " B turned in new proof of its inherent stamina. Seventy-five hours of this test were made on full throttle. The remain- ing 225 were run at 90% power rating — far above normal cruising speed. Immediately after the test, the engine was placed on an elec- tric calibrated dynamometer, where it pulled 635 H. P. at its rated speed of 1950 R.P.M., and at 2100 R.P.M. it registered 660 H.P. Power output increased steadily throughout the test, and final teardown and inspec- Tlte lUuslration shows the new cowling developed for pusher " Homet " B engines. It gives materiatimprovemeTit in speed and prrfn-itKin ' -r " n fltp Fnk irr F- i2 t ransport plane on which it has been installed tion revealed only moderate and normal wear of moving parts. No wonder Series B " Hornets " used by Western Air Express have an average of 450 hours. No wonder 36 of these engines in the service of Pan American aver- age 424 hours per engine — and many have logged 600 hours of service under tropic weather conditions. On over 90% of the important, regularly scheduled air transport lines of this continent, engine reliability is be- ing made a certainty by the use of " Wasp " and " Hornet " engines. The Consolidated Fleetsters used by NYRBA lines, now pari of Pan American Airways, are powered with Series B " Hornet ' engines of 575 H.P. A PmU WhUtuyStriaB " Bomet " engine fianishes 575 H.P. for the new BoeingM )nomail—fast,lluxurioua passenger and mail plane of the Boeing System Wasp fc Hornet mes - REGISTERED TRADE-MARK i ji PRATT WHITNEY AIRCI AFTCO. EAST HARTFORD . . . CONNECTICUT Division of United Aircrajt Transport Corporation Manufactured in Canada by Canadian Pratt Whitney Airi:rart Co.. Ltd.. Longucuil, Quebec; in Continental Europe bv Bavarian Motor Works, Munich: in Japan by Nakajima Aircraft Works, Tokyo. I Page Four Hundred Ninety-five CIVILand MILITARY BOOTMAKERS FOR OVER lOO YEARS TORONTO West Pointers traditionally purchase the best boots obtainable — and that they like and appreciate the quality in Dack ' s boots is evidenced by the fact that each year since we have had the privilege of exhibiting at West Point, our sales have largely increased. This is a testimony of which we are very proud. For more than 100 years, this business has been under the control of the Dack family, (four generations.) Unequalled quality has always been our Tl, All Dack Shoes are sold direct to wearer only. ITit i our compliments we will gladly send you our illustrated Style Book and self-measurement chart. 73 KING STREET WEST TORONTO, CANADA 2005 PARK AVE., DETROIT Also shops in Montreal, Hamilton, Windsor, Winnipeg, Calgary GEORGE S. WALLEN ALFRED F. HAENLEIN George S. Wallen Company Coffee C D 89 WATER STREET NEW YORK CITY Telephone Connection til Kaydets taking in the wash Page Four Hundred Ninety-iix SCHRADER ATHLETIC BALL GAUGE shows exact pressure This dettctuiable guttgi ' registers the true pressure in the hall not the impact pressure of the putnp. SCHOOLS and colleges alike are welcoming the 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-in- flated " slow " ball and the over-inflated " fast " ball. It assures the same resili- ency in the practice ball as in the ball used for actual contests. The outstanding superiority of the Schrader Athletic Ball Gauge is due to its basic principle of construction — Direct Action. In this type of gauge the air enters To tes t pressure — push doivn on nause without disconnecting pump hose. All delicate mechanism is eliminated. Because of its simple and sturdy con- struction you can even drop this gauge without throwing it out of adjustment. When the ball is being inflated, the air is forced from the pump, through the foot of the gauge directly into the ball. To test the pressure it is not nec- essary to detach the pump hose. Simply press down on the gauge. This downward pressure opens the check valve and allows reading of the actual pressure in the ball with- out loss of air. The Schrader Athletic Ball Gauge registers the true pressure of the ball — the air chamber and simply pushes out the indicator to the correct pressure mark. not the impact pres- A. SCHRADER ' S SON, Inc., BROOKLYN Toronto, London „ c 4.1. _. sure 01 the pump. Ask your supply house about the No. 5896 gauge at once. Mak ers of Pneumatic Valves Since 1844 TIRE VALVES ♦ -TIRE GAUGES Page Four Hundred Ninety-seven IT HAS BEEN THE PURPOSE OF FINCHLEY TO DEVELOP ONLY THE MOST INTERESTING AND CORRECT TYPE OF WEARABLES— AND IT IS COMMON L Y A CKNO WL EDGED THA T THE CLOTHES, HATS, SHOES AND HABERDASHERY FOR LOUNGE, BUSI. NESS, SPORTS AND FORMAL USAGE ARE QUITE INCOMPARABLE IN E VERY DEGREE. EXHIBITIONS ARE HELD AT FREQUENT INTERVALS IN VARIOUS CITIES OF IMPOR- TANCE. IT WILL RESULT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE TO ATTEND THESE EXHIBITIONS WHEN NEAR YOU. WRITE DEPARTMENT C FOR ILLUSTRATED CATALOG; ALSO INFORMATION AS TO DATES AND FLACES OF EXHIBITIONS. THE 03 ' JACKSON BOULEVARD CHICAGO FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORIf ' f I ' ll raise five. I ' ll raise ten. I ' m going to the Coast, fifteen. I ' ll raise Page Four Hundred Ninety-eight i RPHY cSHOE BOOTS and SHOES for OFFICERS Custom Made to Your Measure Exclusively Featured by LUXENBERC The LUXENBERC Fur Felt Officers ' Caps anc Custom -Tailored Shirts Are recognized as the Finest in the U. S. A. WRITE FOR QUOTATIONS ON ANY NEEDED EQUIPMENT :loti OUTFITTERS TO OFFICERS AND CIVILIANS. 574 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK Our ' ' Regulation ' ' Shirts MADE OF BURTONS JB, IRISH ML POPLIN yt MADE IN U.S.A. OF FINE COTTON " Regulation O. D. " and " U. S. A. " Shade. Full Shrunk — Fast to Everything. Custom Workmanship. GUARANTEED TO GIVE COMPLETE SATISFACTION $3.95 each-3 for $11.50 YOU MAY ORDER BY MAIL OR THROUGH YOUR POST EXCHANGE LUXENBERC CLOTHES RANK HIGH WITH ARMY MEN Tailored to Your Individual Order $3900 Jq $49.00 " GOOD CLOTHES NEED NOT BE EXPENSIVE " Page Four Hundred Ninety-nine Fie. 352, Jenkins Standard Bronzt Swine Check Valve, screwed. Good for " extra innings " Like a good pitcher, a good valve should have the stamina to go the whole route. Jenkins Valves not only have this quality, but they have the additional reserve strength for " extra inning " performance. Jenkins are cast only of the finest valve metals. They are accurately machined and threaded, carefully assembled and subjected to wide safety tests at the Jenkins factory. That is why Jenkins Valves stand up in any service, in plumbing, heating, power plant or fire protection piping. Send for a booklet descriptive of Jenkins Valves for any type of building in which you may be interested. JENKINS BROS. 80 " WhiK Street New York, N. Y. » — ' n 524 Atlantic Avenue Boston, Mass. 133 No. Seventh Street. .Philadelphia, Pa. 646 Washington Boulevard. .Chicago, 111. 1121 No. San Jacinto Houston, Texas JENKINS BROS., LIMITED Montreal, Canada London, England Jenkins VALVES Since 1864 The Pampered Pet Hosiery and Gloves Cotton : Silk : Wool BUY " CASTLE GATE " jor quality and service " NONE BETTER MADE " So our Army friends tell us E. B. SUDBURY 432 Fourth Avenue New York, N. Y. Page Five Hundred NATION-WIDE SERVICE WILL SPEED YOUR SHIP ALONG When an Army pilot stops for Service at any Curtiss -Wright base, his equipment is placed in good hands for repairs. For Curtiss -Wright is known not only as the builder of world- famed ships, but for giving them Service that keeps them in top-notch condition! 30 Flying Service bases, linked with other Curtiss -Wright sales and service outposts, now make this Service available at 111 key points from coast to coast, and from border to border. All are easy to reach. Each base is staffed by plant-trained mechanics . . . managed by experts whose work meets Army standards . . . and stocked with parts for Army motors and planes. And here Wright ' s Field Service staff gives specialized service to Wright and Curtiss engines. Stop for Service at any Curtiss- Wright base! They ' re as convenient as they are complete. We ' ll speed the minutes and smooth the miles by supplying all you need to keep your ship in perfect shape as you fly across America! CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION 27 WEST 57TH STREET NEW YORK Page Five Hundred One First Impressions Count In Army or Civilian life, it always pays to appear at your best. We have never made " cheap " clothes, sincerely believ- ing that a Starin suit, tuxedo or topcoat is the best value obtainable, and most economical garment a man can buy for style, fit and long wear. STARIN BROS 1060 Chapel St. Opp. Yale Campus NEW HAVEN, CONN. Tailors 516 5th Ave. At 43rd St. NEW YORK CITY " i Summer Camp Parade, 1887 Page Five Hundred Two w F lOR ' KNOX ' NEW YORK I OR almost a century, fine Knox Hats have been the choice of men of taste and distinction . . .The Crest of the House of Knox has become one of the na- tion ' s symbols of good grooming . ..To doff a Knox Hat, is to give a gesture the dignity of a ceremony. Knox, the Hatter, can outfit any man with a complete and authentic hat v ardrobe . . . Styles range from the most impromptu of soft hats and distinguished derbies to the most formal of silk hats and operas. KNOX HATS now price d at and up KNOX THE HATTER 711 Fifth Avenue, New York Madison Avenue (at 57th) 452 Fifth Avenue (at 40th) Paramount Building (Broadway at 44th) Roosevelt Hotel (Madison Avenue at 45th] 161 Broadway (Singer Building) Page Five Hundred Three ALBERT MORE Merchant Tailor BREECHES MAKER for CAVALRY SCHOOL " AT RILEY " 122 WEST SEVENTH STREET JUNCTION CITY, KANSAS Mail Orders Solicited. Samples, Prices, Measure Blanks on request WE SALUTE! THE HOWITZER STAFF And Congratulate All of Those Who Aided in Making Howitzer— 1 931 a Marked Success. With Sincere Best Wishes to All Cadets, — We Are Very truly yours ARDEN FARMS DAIRY CO. ( " ARDEN-PRODUCED " MILK) Page five Hundred Four ' W Self -Discipline In army or navy, in government, in engineering or in business, effective organization is the road to results. American motion pictures of today reflect high standards in entertain- ment. Nine years of organization and self-regulation within the in- dustry have brought results which no means other than organization and self-regulation could hope to achieve. MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS and DISTRIBUTORS OF AMERICA, Inc. Will H. Hays, President 28 West 44th Street, New York City BRAY PRODUCTIONS, Inc., THE CADDO COMPANY, Inc., THE CHRISTIE FILM COMPANY COLUMBIA PICTURES CORP. CECIL B. deMILLE PICTURES CORP. EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY EDUCATIONAL FILM EXCHANGES, Inc. ELECTRICAL RESEARCH PRODUCTS, Inc. FIRST NATIONAL PICTURES, Inc. FOX FILM CORPORATION D. W. GRIFFITH, Inc. INSPIRATION PICTURES, Inc. KINOGRAM PUBLISHING CORP. METRO-GOLDWYNMAYER DIST. CORP. MEMBERS PARAMOUNT PUBLIX CORP. PATHE EXCHANGE, Inc. PRINCIPAL PICTURES CORP. RCA PHOTOPHONE, Inc. RKO DISTRIBUTING CORP. RKO PATHE DISTRIBUTING CORP. HAL ROACH STUDIOS, Inc. SONO-ART PRODUCTIONS, Inc. TIFFANY PRODUCTIONS, Inc. UNITED ARTISTS CORP. UNIVERSAL PICTURES CORP. VITAGRAPH, Inc. WARNER BROS. PICTURES, Inc. Page Five Hundred Five WILLIAMS for a face that ' s Fit! You military men know the importance of Face Fitness . . . keeping yourself well-groomed, no matter how busy you may be. And Williams Shaving Service can help you, Williams Shaving Cream and Aqua Velva. First, the delightfully cool Williams lather. Copious and fast and super-mild. A lather for the skin as well as for the beard. Then a generous splash of Aqua Velva. A tang that you ' ll enjoy. It wakes sleepy tissues and helps protect the skin all day from wind and weather. Together ... a Shav- ing Service that will help you mightily toward Face Fitness! The J. B. Williams Co. Glastonbury, Conn. Montreal, Canada Jlear WouU- are included in the Merriam Webster, such as aerograph, broadtail, credit union, Ba- kaism, patrogenesis, etc. New names and places are listed such as Cather, Sand- burg, Stalin, Latvia, etc. Constantly improved and kept up to date. WEBSTER ' S NEW INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY Get The Best The ' ' Supreme Authority " in courts, colleges, schools, and among government of- ficials both Federal and State. 452,000 entries including 408,000 vocabulary terms, 32,000 geographical subjects, 12,000 biographical en- tries. Over 6,000 illustrations, and 100 valuable tables. Send for Free, new, richly illustrated pamphlet containing sample pages of the New International G. C. Merriam Company Springfield, Mass. MILITARY MUSEUM of U. S. Army and Navy War Relics, and American and Foreign War Weapons, IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT 501 BROADWAY, NEW YORK CITY An illustrated catalog of 361 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 Free Museum and Sales Rooms 501 Broadway, New York City The Vice Squad at West Point or a futuristic conception of present guard duty I Page Five Hundred Six W e helped outfit those gay pals of your dad ' s way back in the 90 ' s. We will probably help outfit your grandsons and their pals in 1980! Even You »» may find Wallach Brothers rather handy when you ' re in the Big Town. We scout around at Princeton and Yale and Wall Street for new ideas on ties and shirts and socks and suits, and all those brighter civilian habiliments a cadet sometimes hankers after. But there ' s not a " snooty " price in our stores for all that exclu- siveness. We ' ve grown to 13 WALLACH BROTHERS now and it has increased our buy- ing power plenty! Jot down the addresses below nearest your usual haunts in New York. Who knows, some day you may use them! 13 STORES MIDTOWN Fifth Avenue a: 42nd {Oppositt the Library) 4lsr at Seventh Ave. Fifth Ave. at 28th Bfoadway at 29th DOWNTOWN 53 Broadway below Wall Street 265 Broadway at Chambers UPTOWN •246 West 125th St. ♦ Fofdham Road corner Marion BROOKLYN Court cor. Montague NEW JERSEY Newark, N. J. Trenton, N. J. LONG ISLAND ■ Jamaica, L. . it Flushing, L. L ■ These stores open evenings Hart Schaf f ner Marx Clothes exclusively Page Five Hundred Seven r First Classmen! Does your Wardrobe include a standard durable Raincoat that is smart in appearance? Alligator Featherweight U. S. Army Officers ' Model Guaranteed Waterprooj under all conditions THE ALLIGATOR COMPA NY Reg, U. S. Pat. Off. ST. LOUIS, MO., U. S. A. One pound si5C S? GOLOf N GLOW SALTE0|K(f|5MIXED Packed in TiNS to keep tfie 6Q0DNESS in frcrm. tnt famous f Bi BOSTON) " I say, old fruit, call me a taxi. " " All right, you ' re a taxi. " Page Five Hundred Eight IP I I CHARLOHESVILLE WOOLEN MILLS CHARLOTTESVILLE. VA. MANUFACTURERS OF HIGH GRADE UNIFORM CLOTHS In Sky and Dark Blue Shades for ARMY. NAVY and Other Uniform Purposes AND THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT AND BEST QUALITY CADET GRAYS Including those used at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and other leading Military Schools of the country Page Five Hundred Nine ;5 ■ Golf- S! C| Tennis - Base Ball- Swimming-i Track- and practically every game from Ping Pong lo Foot Ball „yif C z i tf t av. 518 Fifth Ave. 105 Nassau St. New York City And all larce cities NEXT D R TO CADET RKTAUI ANT ffHaPMDCHMPW Page Five Hundred ten Established 1888 A QUARTER CENTURY of COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPHY 220 West 42nd Street NEW YORK COMPLETELY EQUIPPED TO RENDER THE HIGHEST QUALITY CRAFTSMAN- SHIP AND AN EXPEDITED SERVICE ON BOTH PERSONAL PORTRAITURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY FOR COLLEGE ANNUALS OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER TO THE ' 1931 HOWITZER ' ' Page Fire Hundred Eleven BRONZE MEMORIAL TABLETS FOR THE United States Military Academy FURNISHKD BY WM. H. JACKSON COMPANY ESTABLISHED 1827 WAREROOMS 2 WEST tTxH STREET NF.W YOSK CITY FACTORIES FOUNDRIES 335 C RROL L STREET BKOOKLYN, N. Y. WHY NOT NOW? . - GOUIieiU.FlDI PANCAKE FLOUR PRODUCTS OF THE WORLD ' S LARGEST MILLERS WASHBURN CROSBY COMPANY, INC. GENERAL MILLS, INC. YOUR BAKER USES GOLD MEDAL FLOUR Pure Camels Hair Cloth is the ideal fabric for mcn s and youths ' overcoats, topcoats, business and sport suits. Made in colors, patterns, textures, weaves, and weights to suit the individual taste, with a maximum of comfort ol)tained throuf;h its softness and liglitness in weig:ht. S. STROOCK CO., Inc. Mills: Newliurgh, New ' ork Salesrooms: Newr York City The finishing school song, " Sing Something Semple ' Page Five Hundred Twelve IM Page Five Hundred Thirteen LONDON-MODE CLOTHES are such phenomenal values that we ' re daily breaking all sales rec- ords. $24 50 There ' s matchless quality in these new London-mode Suits and Topcoats. Quality that is absolutely the last word . . . selection and variety that ' ll make it a real pleasure to pick your new clothes here. Custom wool- ens of exquisite distinction. All in all $35 or $40 worth tor $24.50. SOLD EXCLUSIVELY BY JOSEPH HILTON SONS Broadway, Corner 49th St. The MAYONNAISE used at the CADET MESS supplied by Emil W» Kuhl, Jr. MIDDLETOWN, N. Y. Inquiries Solicited ' For the Nation ' s Pampered Pets " " The Cream of Perfection " CONGRATULATIONS 193! FROM SMITH ' S Ice Cream NEW YORK PENNSYLVANIA NEW JERSEY ©« Uj.UoO In the dance it ' s Grace; in the park it ' s Mary Page rive Hundred Fourteen E 1:1 111 From a Friend of The Army Relief Page Five Hundred Fifteen The MEURISSE Polo Mallet . . . Standby of Army Men Wherever Army men play Polo — and where do they no! — you find the Meurisse mallet the unanimous choice. For years it has been the favorite of West Pointers. All army handicap players use it. They know it is a decided ad- vantage to their game. Made to your individual specifications or stock models — as you prefer. We should like to send you our Gen- eral Catalog J- 10. CHARLES MEURISSE COMPANY Willoughby Tower 8 So. Michigan Avenue CHICAGO B ROKAW CLOTHING FURNISHINGS SHOES dj HATS BROADWAY AT 4 2ND STREET NEW YORK •i- V m Class of 1892 returning from Furlo Page Five Hundred Sixteen lllllllililil[||lllllllllilllllllll|l|lllllllillllll!|l|l|l!l|l|l|l|l|!|l|l|l|l|li!|liMllMa E. A. WRIGHT COMPANY PHILADELPHIA ENGRAVERS — PRINTERS — STATIONERS Wedding Stationery Personal and Business Stationery Commencement Invitations Diplomas Bonds and Stock Certificates engraved according to Stock Exchange Requirements Menus and Programs Christmas Cards Recently Completed Contracts: Graduation Invitations and Announcements 1929, Senior Hop Programs 1929, New Year Hop Programs 1930, Winter Hop Programs 1930. Christmas Cards, 1930. 58 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL SERVICE Compliments of the FRENCH CLEANERS AND DYERS 112 Liberty Street NEWBURGH, N. Y. Phone 283 or 284 Pr reparedness Continental — for 30 years, manufacturers of precision-built gasoline engines rang- ing from 7 to 130 horsepower — stands ready to meet the Army ' s power needs. Continental builds to the specifications of manufacturer and of consumer — in the automotive — aircraft — industrial — agricultural — truck — and marine fields. CONTINENTAL MOTORS CORPORATION Offices: Detroit, Michigan, U. S. A. FactoriBB: Detroit and Muskegon ronfinental Fn aines Page Five Hundred Seventeen OFFICERS ' SHIRTS Tailor Made Finest Materials Lowest Price Ask the Class of ' 31 WARDON MFG. CO. 1906 Pine Street St. Louis LEGGINGS 1 SAM-BROWNE BELTS WALDRON CARROLL 344 WEST 38th ST. NEW YORK CITY Summer Camp, 187S Page Five Hundred Eighteen i ompliments of the AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL CLUB OF NEW YORK " THE YANKEE STADIUM " V. W. F ABER United States Army Officers Uniforms MAIL ORDER SPECIALTY Riding Habits Breeches 108 NORTH FIFTH STREET LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS JAECKEL FURS Furs Cloth Coats Evening Wraps Oables have been our hobby since 1 863 .... Our sable collection is world famous. H ' JAECKEL SONS FIFTH AVENUE at 45th STREET NEW YORK Page Pipe Hundred Nineteen ' " r Page Five Hundred Twenty J emembrance dveni flFf: U »i. PAT riFF EG. u s. PAi. on ivenising Not Just a Name— BUT — Significant of an Institution With a Record of Thirty-five Years Successful Service That Has Built Up a Following of Over One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Satisfied Clients. Our representative in your locality will gladly call and explain our business build- ing plans and ideas of proven merit through the medium of Art Calendars — Holiday Greetings — Etchings — Mission Leather — Direct-by-mail Campaigns — Redi- point Pencils — Celluloid and Metal Novelties — Display Signs — Rotogravure — Remembrance Playing Cards. Brown Bigelow J £rneTnDrance aueni REG US PAT OFF ing QUALITY PARK SAINT PAUL, MINN. Loose Leaf Common Sense Binder THE NEAT COMPACT WAY TO KEEP DATA SHEETS WILL BIND FROM 1 SHEET TO 500 SHEETS Fifty Stock Sizes Asa L. Shipman ' s Sons Established 1837 NEW YORK, N. Y. Factual Infortnation Instantly at your call in The Lincoln Library of Essential Information A Single Volume — 2286 pages A greater amount of carefully se- lected, well organized, accurate and up-to-date information than can be purchased elsewhere at sev- eral times the cost. A NATIONAL STANDARD FOR QUICK REFERENCE Price Si 5.50 Descriptive booklet sent on request THE FRONTIER PRESS COMPANY Lafayette Building Buffalo, N. Y. Page File Hundred Twenty-one Break it! . , . , and see the delicate, flaky layers of tender crispness in this delicious salted cracker In Sunshine Krispy Crackers, flakiness is a fact . . . not an empty advertis- ing phrase. You can actually see the tiny flakes . . . layers upon layers of them! That ' s why Krispy Crackers are so tenderly crisp. That ' s why, too, these delicious little salted squares add such de- light to soups, salads, cheese and all sorts of spreads. mi FROM ' THE THOUSAND _ WINDOW BAKERIES (T ofLoo—-WH9m BitcaU Co. KRISPY • A C K C R Tally-ho Revolutionary West Point DELTRINTEM Magnifying 8 times BINOCULARS Viewing objects many miles away, with Zeiss Binoculars, you get an accurate close-up which shows details with astonishing clarity and remark- able brilliance. Those who demand the highest degree of optical performance invariably select a Zeiss — the choice of Rear-Admiral Byrd, Commander Eckener, the Bremen Transatlantic flyers, and many other world- famous explorers and sportsmen. Write for inter- esting folder T-325. CARL ZEISS, Inc. 485 Fifth Avenue, New York li c I Page Five Hundred Twenty-two -fSo When you ' ' send a Sampler " — you win approval. Sampler and other famous packages can be sent by wire to any address. Just stop in any telegraph office, specify the size package and write a message. The package and telegram will be delivered by uniformed messenger. Lti rHS iir - - fe I Ail ' b Bl ' wf majm B mji M •% " • -■g " iH L ' Ecole Milttaire, St. Cyr Page Five Hundred Twenty-three J To Build Good Will at West Point that ' s our chief interest and aim always Civilian Clothes Custom-to-Measure Gorsart Company 317 Broadway, New York Manufacturer-Distributors of Fine Men ' s Clothes Open daily, including Saturdays, until 6:30 p. m. s r C. H. HYER SONS Military Bootmakers Since 1880 Made Only to Measure Made Only by Hand Best Imported Leather Traveling Representative W. O. BEAVER C. H, HYER SONS OLATHE, KANSAS This year ' s Yearling Class, omitting descrip, not being turned out at Christmas on a gripe because no tea was served at the latest physics lecture I Page Five Hundred Twenty-four r 1 • The Red Cross O. E. HUMPHREY W. I. WESTER VELT M. I. HOWARD Pagt Five Hundred Twenty-five GIFTS for CHRISTMAS BIRTHDAYS GRADUATION WEDDINGS Symbolical of West Point Miniatures and Crests for all Classes. Illustrated Brochure mailed upon request. JENNINGS HOOD Jeweler — Medalist — Stationer SOUTHEAST CORNER CHESTNUT 13TH STREETS PHILADELPHIA SCHRADE POCKET KNIVES ' New No. 744SS (Cut 1 2 Size) Sterling Silver Handle Push the Button — the Blade Opens. The Safety Slide Locks the Button. No Breaking of Finger Nails. Small Size Safety Push Button Knife. Only 2% in. Long. In order to meet the f J - ever-increasing demand for a smaller knife, H we have produced this new Schrade Safety Push - Button Knife. Its size and design make it a perfect vest pocket Knife and it is also an ideal Ladies ' Knife. SCHRADE CUTLERY CO. Factories: Middletovirn, N. Y., Walden, N. Y. Executive Office: Walden, N. Y. Cadet types Who should be found and ARE! Page Five Hundred Twenty-six The SEAMEN ' S BANK FOR SAVINGS This bank was chartered over a century ago to en- courage thrift. Resources over 125 million dollars. Surplus over 17 million dollars. Funds deposited will draw interest from the day the deposit is made. $f- You can do business with us from any part of the world. Send for our " Bank-by-Mail " folder. Foreign drafts for remit- tances abroad furnished. Safe Deposit boxes for depositors at $3.50 a year in which to keep valuable papers and securities. 74 WALL STREET, NEW YORK CITY HY-TEST MASON ' S CEMENT FOR BRICKWORK Used on the following U. S. GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS Cadet Barracks, West Point, N. Y. U. S. Army Barracks, Governors Island, N. Y. U. S. Infantry Barracks, Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y. Camp Devens Barracks, Ayer, Mass. Depc. of Commerce Bldg., Washington, D. C. U. S. Post Office, Scranton, Pa. U. S. Post Office, Passaic, N. J. U. S. Veterans Hospital, Somerset Hills, N. J. U. S. Veterans Hospital, Coatesville, Pa. U. S. Post Office, White Plains, N. Y. U. S. Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass. HY-TEST CEMENT CO. MAIN OFFICE PHILADELPHIA QUALITY MERCHANDISE BOOTS— SHOES The Reveille Legging Co. Manufacturers of High-Grade Leggings and Sam Browne Belts. Made to individual measurements. Also Importers of Stock and Made to Measure Boots and Shoes. Catalog and measurement blanks furnished on request. LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS Page Fife Hundred Twenty-seven Compliments of K, Kauf mann Co,, Inc. Newark, New Jersey Manufacturers of Yale lock equipped luggage Bags, suitcases, gladstones, wardrobes, fitted dressing cases, brief cases, etc. IsAanujacturers of Shirts and Pajamas for MILITARY ACADEMIES AND SCHOOLS JULIUS SIMON INCORPORATED NEW YORK, N. Y. Baseball term: All up and Ducrot on deck Page Five Hundred Twenty-eight S I K O K S K Y A M P H I B I O N WITH THE UNITED STATES ARMY AIR CORPS In The Philippine Islands In The Canal Zone In The Hawaiian Islands And At Home WORLD ' S RECORD FOR SPEED WITH LOAD Reliability Utility WORLD ' S RECORD FOR ALTITUDE WITH LOAD Performance J Sikorsky Aviation Corp., Bridgeport, Conn. Division of United Aircraft Transport Corp. e Er77e T?9 Page Fife Hundred Tuenly-iiine SNOW BALL BRAND Food Products G. E. HOWARD CO. NEWBURGH, N. Y. Distributors ALBANY CREAM Active Men You need its " Youth Units " ALBANY DIVISION General Ice Cream Corporation Albany, N. Y. Carry your hands back " %■ Page Five Hundred Thirty Compliments of th New York Giants CHARLES A. STONEHAM President JOHN J. McGRAW Vice-President and Manager LEO J. BONDY Treasurer JAMES J. TIERNEY Secretary Page Five Hundred Thirty-one New York Trap Rock Corporation 250 Park Avenue, New York City Telephone— ELdorado 5-0500 CRUSHED STONE FOR ROAD AND CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION Also Exclmire Selling Agent for Asphalt Filler and Agricultural Lime Manufactured by The Carbonate of Lime Corporation Phone NEvins 8-3800 Compliments of The Smyth -Donegan Company wholesalers of Plumbing and Heating Supplies 237-249 ST. MARKS AVENUE BROOKLYN, N. Y. Compliments of Endicott Johnson Shoe Co. Doc: " Read the third line on that chart. " Cadet: " What chart? " Page Five Hundred Thirty-two The 1931 " HOWITZER " Bound by Eugene C. Lewis Company s AYLIS oohicraft INDING Makers of Color Process Covers COMPLETE BINDING FACILITIES 461479 EIGHTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY, N. Y. Compliments of JOSEPH M. HERMAN SHOE CO. Manufacturers of Civilian and Military Footwear The Orange and Rockland Electric Co. MONROE, N. Y„ PURVEYORS OF QUALITY ELECTRIC SERVICE, THE KIND WE ARE FUR- . NISHING THE ARMY ATHLETIC AS- SOCIATION AT THE HOCKEY RINK. Page Five Hundred Thirty-three PUBLISHED EVERY OTHER FRIDAY BY THE CORPS OF CADETS } I THE POINTER is the only publication of The Corps of Cadets. It is truly a product of The Corps; more than fifty cadets contribute to each number; more than four thousand (officers, cadets and friends of The Corps) eagerly read each number. It is conducted on a non-profit basis solely for the benefit and pleasure of The Corps. It combines the functions of a newspaper, a college comic and a literary periodical. In 1923 it was started as an experiment; today it is an established institution in The Corps. Literature Stories . . . Articles . . . Book Reviews . . . Verse . . . All the best literary efforts of The Corps are found between the covers of The Pointer. Humor Cartoons . . . Jokes . . . Humorous Verse . . . Puns . . . The Humor Depart- ment of The Pointer is up to the standard of the better college comics. News Professional Notes . . . 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Page Five Hundred Thirty-four i There is a reason -why great Eastern Colleges ehoose to Give it to Schilling 95 TO successfully portray in word and picture the events of a momentous college year . . . the high spots of a victorious season of football . . . the brilliance of ensu- ing social occasions . . . the plays . . . the debates . . . the everyday life of the campus . . . is a task that demands the best of skilled workmanship and the benefit of many years ' ex- perience. That we do render such service is amply attested to by the fact that over forty colleges and schools . . . including both Government Academies . . . have repeatedly entrusted to us the making of their annuals. THE SCHILLING PRESS, Inc. 137-139 EAST 25th I TREET, NEW YORK Pablications College Annuals Color Printing Page Five Hundred Thirty-Five tJr- THIS ANNUAL ENGRAVED BY JAHN a OLLIER Page Vive Hundred Thirty-six WEST POINT... 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SMITH COMPANY 213 NSTITUTE PLACE CHICAGO, ILLINOIS I n Page Five Hundred Thirty-eight 1931 HOWITZER ■ The DuBois Press congratulates the entire StaFf on its completion of the formidable task of producing this notable Year-Book. ■ The publishing experience gained will prove a valuable part of the training received at West Point. An Army Officer must be an all-around man and editorial and business experience will prove invaluable. ■ We congratulate every Cadet who will receive his diploma June week and wish for each one a full measure of success in his chosen life ' s work. THE DUBOIS PRESS A.F. DUBOIS, President ROCHESTER-NEW YORK PRINTERS OF THE ALL-AMERICAN PRIZE WINNING 1928 LUCKY BAG • 1927 AND 1928 HOWITZERS BAUSCH LOME BINOCULARS The brilliancy and sharpness of details seen through Bausch Lomh Binoculars often astonishes those not accustomed to the highest type of optical excellence. Made in America. Used by Army Officers here and abroad. $53 to $100. At optical dealers and better sport shops. Catalog on request. BAUSCH LOMB OPTICAL COMPANY 7.51 St. Paul Street, Rochester, New York R.O.T.C. from Maine, " The Stein Soti ' Page Five Hundred Thirty-nim ?if PiC- «. ; % i ; p; ; ?:?, ?i, ?ic- ?ic-, % a ?a %; pa ; :c-, fx- w x- %; p:c i ; % ; % ; ; ;, ; i ?; % . . . ADIOS! . . . (DEDICATED TO THE CLASS OF 1931 — U. S. M. A.) OOK around you, and say farewell to those cold gray barracks— your home. Farewell to those rolling plains and mountains, those rockbound sentinels between vvhich, swiftly and silently flows the river you ' ll never forget. x ? ? Soon you ' ll be gone from this place, some of you never to return, but before you go, be thankful to the stern but just mother who has taken your youthful mind and moulded it so painstakingly into maturity. x x x Be thankful to the stern but kindly mother who has taken your untried body and moulded it into a body of steel, hardened to stand the shocks of Life. x x x Be thankful to the stern gray mot her of men, to the school which has taken your soul, cleansed it in the burning fires of discipline, and imprinted on it those three words— Duty— Honor— Country. x x x Say a last grateful, humble prayer before you go, and ask Him who guides all our paths and lives never to let you forget the word Honor— for with Honor, you can never neglect Duty or Country. ' X X X Do all these things, you Men in Gray, and then say " Adios! " WITH OUR SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS ASSOCIATION OF ARMY AND NAVY STORES, INC., 469 FIFTH AVENUE, N.Y. CITY m I ■ii i:k ' •Xi " Xi iHi -X-i ' • H Hfi ' r ? 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