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If . I « m ]r TT I fl 5ALUTAMUS ERE IN THE OFFICES SET ASIDE OR THE HOWITZEFL IN NORTH GUARD HOUSE, AVE HAVE TRIED TO FASHION A MIRROR THAT AX ILL TRUI X REFLECT OUR IMAGES TO yOU " WHO WOULD BEHOLD THEM; NOT MERE PHySICAL IMAGES OF MEN 8 9 9 90 WITH E7ES AND NOSES, ii il ull BUT OF MEN W HO REPINE- gj SENT AND CHERISH THE LIFE, THE PRACTICES, THE TRADITIONS THAT MEAN Kj YDST ro US. - -TSL- - na Truly w h are not creatures MERELy OF uni- forms, AND PA- RADES. Much MORE RICHLy IS OUR EXISTENCE COLORED X 1TH THE TINCTURES PECULIAR TO CADET LIFE; l| A THE INCIDENTS, THE EPICS THAT ENRICH OUR INTERESTS AND OUR CON- DUCT AND PROVIDE OUR HOUSEHOLD LARES AND PENATES. - TJt- igt- -cx- -t3u -isx- For four ears here is our home, mentoring us, touching us vividly w ith its be- LOVED INFLUENCE,i j wrfdb MOULDING US INTO THAT ALL-DESCRIPTIVE-SL.- -st-i3U m M 1 K| p H WEST POINT TRAD I T I O N THAT CARRIES ON FROM CLASS TO CLASS. -Tgt--sL. ' TJt- " T!t- i nggm THAT Wk.Wkkk. you MAy BETTER KNOW THE UNITED STATES MILITAR7 ACADEMy AS WE KNOW IT, kkk THE CORPS OF CADETS PRESENTS THE kkkk OWITZER OF NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTy THREE COMPILED AT WEST POINT, N.y DEDICATION TO THE UNDYING FRIENDSHIPS BORN AT WEST POINT AND FOSTERED BY DAILY CONTACT AND A COMMON OUTLOOK THROUGH THE VARYING FORTUNES OF FOUR YEARS OF CADET LIFE THE HOWITZER OF NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THREE DEDICATES THIS VOLUME . r ,,,,,,, , O NTE NTS VIEWS B O KG A N T ZA.T I O N B I O G KA P H I E S B CLASS H I STO FLY B ATHLETICS B A " A V GAM E S B ACT I V I T I E S B AZ V E FLT I S E M E NTS IN MEMO RIAM ALAN JACKSON LIGHT MARCH 8, 1911— APRIL 30, 1932 RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN, JR. FEBRUARY 6, 1910— OCTOBER 26, 1931 LEO ADOLPH SKEIM JANUARY 30, 1909— APRIL 30, 1932 LIST Of ILLUSTRATIONS Frontispiece —NOW WHEN I WAS A CADET — ! Facing Page 14 —THE HUDSON BY MOONLIGHT. Facing Page 22 —MARCH OFF YOUR SECTIONS! Facing Page 74 —THE FINAL MAKE LIST. Facing Page 252 —THE " A " BOOK. Facing Page 284 — INTERMURDER Facing Page 358 —WHEN NAVY BLUE MEETS KAYDET GREY. Facing Page 364 —THE COLOR LINE Facing Page 406 —ARMY BLUE 0(IEWS The Hudson by Moonlight THE average cadet normally goes blithe- ly about his daily routine completely oblivious to the natural and architectural beauty of his surroundings. The grim dig- nity of the castellated grey walls, or the scenic majesty of the mighty Hudson flank- ed by its time-old hills are equally lost on the young soldier. However, to speak of views is to recall at least one that will long be remembered. It is a sober man indeed who cannot look back on one night in his life when the silent beauty of the panorama unfolding from Cullum Balcony touched a responsive chord of aestheticism in his heart ... or perhaps it was the company that inspired that feeling. MffilfcrnnmrimKr in i ii MMii t iiiii immfiimi ADMINI STRATION LD I NG Broods over the Way To and the Way From, watching in turn the long gray columns marching away to beat the Navy, and the solitary week-enders struggling up the steps, bag in hand, to face another week firiiiitt CULLUM HALL . . . Stately and yet graceful, leads a double life. Who would guess that this building, so stern and conventional by day, could be so gay— so vibrant— at night ? Its heavy portals open and close upon all Days — from Camp Illumination to Graduation Hop ' ' TENTH AVENUE Runs between ivy-co ' ered gray walls which picture all too clearly the spirits within them — drab in the wintertime, quickening with new life as the Sun Rises o cr the eastern hills and the ivy turns green again r r r THE PLAIN Serves as a show-room, ceilinged by the sky, for the Nation ' s Pampered Pets on dress parade. The Chapel, symbolic of Higher Authority, towers above. " I shall lift mine eyes unto the Hills ... " ' ' ' ' ' ' WASHINGTON HALL... Houses five steep flights of stairs trudged on an average of three hundred and sixty-five times a year by every member of every class. Houses, too, the " palace " in which cadets eat chow mein and apple rice rr-zry ' ' ' ' ' I HHHHi S ■■H 9 ■p iV¥f H m 1 H NORTH BARRACKS. . . The home of the " Lost Batt " guards the way to the Gym — a way well known for endless hours of toil and even better known by some, of a Saturday afternoon or evening ' ' Whose massive gray walls, rising sheerly from the river almost to the plain, recall long hoursof slow-trotting with pains in our sides and breakfast incur throats f i NORTH GUARD HOUSE. . . Keeps perpetual watch over North Area, and turns a haughty back to the hills behind. Home of the laconical J. O. D., the Howitzer, and the Pointer, its walls echo to the jingle of telephones, the clicking of keys i, i t i f i i i i ORGANIZATION ' ' March Off Your Sections! " AND in the beginning it must ha ' e been said, " March off your sections! " for truly no other command more certainly sets the West Point day in motion. All actions before have merely been preliminary — lead- ing up to the climax when all men except the second period Plebes march off to an- swer for the previous evening ' s study. Un- der the watchful eyes of the Poop Deck, bodies swing automatically into the easy rhythm of route march; but minds are not so easily disciplined. Thoughts are obvi- ously portrayed. One has studied well — he is at ease; one boned fiction — he is un- easy; another is still asleep — he will awaken. Only one feels the stern hand of responsi- bility — he is the section marcher. " All present, sir! " 1 IN THE FOLLOWING PAGES THE HOWITZER PRESENTS THE MEN WHO ARE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ' , OUR SUPERIOR OFFICERS; AND IN WHOSE EXAMPLES WE FIND CON- STANT ENCOURAGEMENT IN OUR EFFORTS TO MAINTAIN THE STANDARDS OF DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY .,.,., FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES GEORGE H. DERN SECRETARY OF WAR GENERAL DOUGLAS MacARTHUR CHIEF OF STAFF MAJOR-GEN. WILLIAM D, CONNOR SUPERINTENDENT, 1932 LT.-COL. ROBERT C. RICHARDSON, JR. COMMA 4DANT OF CADETS ' c i a .r.,Miniii -li ' F mi !. A A A DEPAl TMENTS A A, Mai MARTIN. Lc ZELLER. Capt BENTLEY. Capt BAKER, Capt. WELLS, Lt EGNER, Mr RICHIE Capt FRANKS. Cape DESSEZ, Lt DAVIDSON, Lt YOUNG Mai FLEMING. Mai BAADE, Capt DUNST.AN. Capt DONALDSON, Capt. PARSONS. Maj . WORSH. 1 . Lt Col FARMAN. Chaplain KINSOLVING Lt Col GUTENSOHN. Lt Col. HARTMAN, Lt. Col. GILLESPIE. Col DeWITT. Lt Col WILSON. Lt. Col J. ' R.MAN. Maj.ElCHELBERGER. Maj HINES. Lt O.l HALLIDA " ! ' . Maj.LEGG THE SUPERINTENDENT ' S STAFF Lt. ZELLER. Capt. CARR. Lt McCLURE. Lt LADUE. Lt W .ALKER Lt WOFFORD, Lt CLYBURN, Lt. HOLT. Lt YOUNG. Capt PARSONS. Lc D.ASHER. Maj WORSHA.M Maj B.AADE, Maj. FLEMING. Lt Col GUTENSOHN. Lt. Col WILSON. Lt Col JAR -IAN. Maj BOYE, .Maj TATE PROVISIONAL REGIMENT OFFICERS Page Thirty-lu ' o Lt. Col. H.JONES. Lc Cul A o GILLbbPib, Maj K L UlCHELBERGER. Ll e.ol VV L, MOKRISON, Lt. Col. C. E. WHEAT, Lt. Col. H BEUKEMA, Lt Col. R. C. RICHARDSON, Lt. Col. C. FENTON. Lt. Col. F. W. HALLIDAY. Capt. G. A. COUNTS Col R S ALEX.ANDER, Col. C. C. CARTER. Maj. Gen. W. D. CONNOR, Col. W. DEWITT. Col. W. A. MITCHELL Academic Board OUR board of strategy — envisaging, outlining, planning — theirs to weigh, to decide, to execute. Entrusted with the administrative responsibilities of West Point, they must not only legislate with a view to the successful conclusion of possible wars in the future, but must continually keep in mind the many peace time functions of the Aimy ' s officers, as advisers and administrators. Theirs is not merely the task of turning out annually a class of men with a college education. Theirs is the responsibility of contributing very materially toward the estab- lishment and maintenance of the highest standards and ideals in our country — through the nation ' s backbone — its Army. We are accustomed to take so many things for granted here at West Point. We seldom note (except casually) how one course of instruction dovetails into another, and how it in turn rests on a third — how contemporaneous subjects render each other mutual support. All the niceties of timing and scope we are apt to accept as just happening to come that way — and look no further. That someone must attend to all these details is inescapable — and we do find an indefinite " they " to name when things fail to please — but to accredit our Board of Strategy, the Academic Board, for the smoothness and coordination of our courses of study is for the most part unthought of. Thus we see them at the council table — with their mission definitely before them — estimating the situation: — the enemy forces (and they are legion), the forces at hand; then the general plan, the working out of the details and, finally, the execution thereof. There you have in brief out- line the 1932 offensive, one of a series of continual drives covering the last one hundred and seventeen years — and here you ha ' e its authors, promulgators and expositors. The Academic Board. ■ Page Thirly-lhree i Engineering Col. WILLIAM A. MITCHELL Professor THE course in Engineering at West Point is one of practical theory. It is theory inasmuch as it is a subject learned largely from te.xt books. It is practical because it receives immediate and continuous application from the day the West Pointer graduates. The scope of the course is necessarily broad, as the intent of the Engineering Department is to prepare the cadet to use initiative and ingenuity in applying engineering principles, to solve practical problems ■which he will meet as an officer. The subject matter of the course is compre- hensive, embracing general courses in Civil, Military, and Mechanical Engineering, with a supple- mental course in military history (the latter given every Friday — to give the goats a chance to go pro) . All problems in Army Engineering require an application of the composite principles of offen- sive and defensive warfare — making use of material on hand in building strong, protective, and durable fortifications in the minimum of time, celerity of despatch, expediting of order, and rapidity of execution. For each problem there are many questions. Where will the roads be laid, the ports and terminals placed; how will the bridges be built and the siege works constructed? What will be necessary in the way of camouflage, demolitions, and incendiary weapons How can we effect a surprise attack, security, etc. ' ? And the answers to these problems are found in the application of principles enunciated and developed in this course. The accomplishments of the Engineering Department are, in a sense, above and beyond its goal. To the First Classman, as he rounds out his last year of study, comes the realization that all of his study at the Military Academy has been leading to a very definite objecti ' e — the solution of practical problems which w ill confront the officer in his day ' s work, and with this realization comes confidence born of that substantial mean achie ement — perspective. [i ili ' .lh ' I- ir l I: I W CARR, Lt HORN, Lt. CHRISTIANSEN. Lt. WESTON. Lt. BATHURST Lt. BARTH, Lt. M.E., SORLEY, Lt. TIMOTHY. Col. MITCHELL, Lt. BAISH. Lt. DE. ' kN. Lt. HASTINGS Page Thirty-four Law ■ It , Oil. FRANK W. HALLIDA - Professor EVERY man upon becoming an officer in the United States Army must swear to " support and defend against all enemies " the Constitution of the United States. Not only then are we vitally interested in this document, but also we must be familiar with all of its provisions, its scope and its application. The course has been admirably suited for just such a purpose. We have studied the principles of Elementary, Constitutional, and Criminal, as well as Military Law, and have attempted to apply them to various sets of facts set before us. As a result we are prepared, in a measure, to intelligently support our Constitution. We have an idea of its breadth and depth, how it applies to us as its administrators, and how it applies to our families and our civilian friends. We know how far we may go in its support and defense, and we are appraised of our rights as citizens and our duties as men. From time immemorial, law and order have been intimately interwoven. Representing the " order " we must, of course, be accurately informed of the extent and functioning of our counter- part, the " law. " It is but right that we should become, at least, of the initiate. That we are all so is problematical; but that we have all been taught to read and understand things legal is certain — for which we gratefully acknowledge ourselves indebted to the Department of Law. Cape 1 D, D.WIi, MaJ. CM I-i;-! . L I DUFFY Col HALL I DAY. Lt. EMERY Capt HANNAY, Page Thirty-five Economics, Government and History Lt. Col. HERMAN BEUKEMA ProjessoT WE have been most fortunate this year in taking a government course in the year of a presi- dential election. We have had the opportunity to study about and at the same time to obser e from day to day the actual working of our great governmental machine at a time when its being was most in evidence. This, coupled with our auxiliary course in public affairs, made Economics and Government perhaps the most interesting course of the year. The nature of the governmental structure, party issues, election prognostications — ' twas all interesting, all most instructive. Nor were we less fortunate in the Economics aspect of the course. With a great economic depression upon us, we were able to inject a little of the scientific into our studies — note theories applied, behold the results and draw conclusions as to the merits thereof. Not to forget our short but thorough course in Bookkeeping and Accounting, it might be well to review the year in terms of a statement of profit and loss. The cost; — a good many hours spent in study (including therein our daily perusal of the papers). The returns: — knowledge gained from books, word of mouth, and experience. Losses: — memory losses, i.e., restoration of knou ledge whence it came (to the book, to the over-soul, or wherever forgotten learning goes) . From the returns subtract the input and we have our net profit-present knowledge. This figure varies with each of us. Even the least among us has added materially to his capital account. The venture has been most profitable. Lt. JOHNSTON. Lt. TR. UB Lt. FISKE Lt. MacDONALD, Lt. CARD. Lt. MULVIHILL. Lt. CALLOWAY, Lt KEHM Lt. HA. MEYER. Maj. RANSOM, Lt. Cot BEUKEMA. Capt. HUNT. Lt. BAIDGER. Lt. NELSON Page Thirly-six Ordnance and Gunnery Lt. Col. ALEXANDER G. GILLESPIE Professor PERHAPS the most technical subject taught here. Ordnance and Gunnery, begins to focus the more general subjects in our curriculum on the specific foundation upon which we are to build our careers as Army Officers, Heretofore, when we have seen large caliber guns fired, we haven ' t been impressed with much aside from the imperative demands made upon our hearing. However, after having seen a little into the tremendous stresses set up in the metal, attempted a few of the problems in gun con- struction, probed the " inner workings and hidden mechanisms " of fuses, breech-blocks, recoil systems together with the problems arising from the device and use of proving ground instruments and the study of ballistics — we have a great deal of respect for those guns as well as for those who have anything to do with their development and manufacture. The study of Ordnance and Gunnery combines two particularly masculine characteristics — the curiosity every boy has to find out " what makes it work, " and the equally boyish desire to experiment with guns. Interest in the course is therefore assured. The Army has always been a pioneer in Ordnance development and naturally so. Civilians have always looked to the Army for progress in working the metal, testing its strength, etc. In the early days of steel development, the Emery testing machine at Watertown served a number of civilian concerns as well as the needs of the military. And so it is that the civilian world looks to Army Officers for especial knowledge on this subject. We certainly aren ' t qualified to serve as officers in the Ordnance Department, but at least the icy crust of technicality has been skimmed off and we can ' iew the subject with a degree of un lerstandin;:; and intelligence. I , I 1 , |.r , Lt. PEOPLES. Lt. DUTTON Lt. HOL.M.-W. Ma.i. VV. W. W.ARNHR. Lt. CoL GILLESPIE. Capt. RISING, Lt. MclNERNEY Page Thirty-severe % Military Hygiene Col. WALLACE Dc WITT Surgeon KNOW thyself, and again, ' he that ruleth himself is better than he that ruleth a city ' . " Time after time we are reminded of the value of seeking out a knowledge of our own " inner workings and hidden mechanisms, " hut too often this most important study of personal hygiene is neglected in favor of more distant subjects. Man seems to be so constituted mentally that he seeks first afar and gradually works nearer home. Look at the ancients: One of the first sciences (possibly the first) to be developed was the study of the stars — the heavenly bodies millions of miles away. It was not until comparatively recent times that real progress has been made in the knowledge of the human body, and even today there are a good many things concerning disease and its transmission of which science is as yet in ignorance However, we do know and can learn a great deal in these days. We of the graduated cadets are aware of the fact that an alimentary canal is not an engineering project. We do have an idea of the nature of the " inner workings " — and how to keep them working. That we should study the character and structure of our guns is important to us as army officers — that we should learn under what condition erosion will take place, to how much pressure the metal may he sub- jected — but it is also highly important that we should know also something of the structure and care of the men who are to care for and fire the guns. We have not only to know ourselves, but must also see that the men placed in our hands know and are able to care for themselves. As someone has said, dead soldiers are of no use to their country, and sick ones are worse. Theirs to live — ours to see that they do — in good health — by application of principles of sanitation and Military Hygiene. Maj EL. MOORE Mai , N rHONY Capt. W. F. DeWlTT. Maj.BERLE, Maj.PROUT. Maj THOMPSON Maj.FELCH, Col. BOAK, Cot W De WITT, Maj.SLOAT, Maj. WOLFE Page Thirty-eighl U (atural and ;jB% Experimental " f Philosophy Col. CLIFTON C. CARTER Professor SO is named the department that gives to the Second Class a little of everything. The course is mainly a study of mechanics and is the forerunner of First Class Engineering and similar technical subjects. We puzzled over precision of measurements and decided that this course would be no pipe. Then we became surveyors and began to go to bed early nights. The maps were the final monument to our ability; even Sallyport Sal couldn ' t find her way home by ours. All deadbeats must end, however, and Kinematics sounded the start of a new era: — " Gentle- men, all you have to do is draw a free-body diagram. " Maybe so, but what do you do then? And so we groped through wedges, cranes, tackles, and other devices that prove the superiority of man over beast. Hydraulics claimed a proper share of our attention and we acquired a new respect for Bernoulli ' s Theorem. Perhaps for lack of a more propitious moment in our curriculum, the department undertakes to teach the cadet a smattering of astronomy and aerodynamics. The aim of this course is to add its bit to the cultural development of the student at West Point, to give him a speaking ac- quaintance with the fundamentals of physics, and to prepare him for the more intensive engineering subjects of his First Class Year. The most difficult subject of Second Class Year, it is doubtless the most interesting. One learns what a dihedral angle is when referring to an airplane, what proof exists that the earth rotates, and the answers to countless similar questions. Some of us knew the answers before- hand, some thought we knew, but the Philosophy Department has answered them for all of us all of us advanced one step further from having studied the subject of F = MA. Lt. STONE. Lt. UNCLES, Lt JUDGE. Capt. CKDNALDSON, Lt. HAYDEN, Lt. WEIKERT Capt. COWLES. Maj. SMITH, Col. CARTER. Maj. CONKLIN. Lt. SIMS Page Thirty-nine i Chemistry and Electricity Lt. Col. CHALINCEY L, FENTON Professor THE yearling ' s pipe dream of " Second Class Deadheat " is soon shattered when he runs into this department, for here there is nothing but study, laboratory and then more study. During the first half of the academic year this department must drill the second classman in the fundamental principles of Chemistry. Necessarily brief, this course covers generally the sub- ject of inorganic chemistry and touches on organic. A good bit of laboratory work applies and fixes in the cadet ' s mind, or attempts to so fix, the phenomena brought out in the section room. As in every subject — some cadets are interested — (want to find out how the protons go " pro " ), and these dig deeper, while others skim along, studying to stay out of " con, " but it is safe to say that everyone who passes the turnout writs in Chemistry can balance by the ion-electron method any equation up to and including the equation of Time. The second half of the year is devoted to electricity. Again, as in Chemistry, the course is brief, but by concentrating on the fundamentals cadets cover both direct and alternating currents. Familiarity is gained with the simpler electrical machinery and apparatus. Laboratory work here, too, does much to make the section room work of practical value to cadets. These courses impart training and information which are absolute necessities to a great many branches of the Service, and which are useful to officers in any branch. Every cadet who has applied himself to these subjects finds a new confidence in his ability to solve the problems which he will undoubtedly face during his career. An ability to observe, analyze, and reach conclusions on the basis of facts is de eloped. Moreo er, with Technocracy proposing the substitution of the kilo-watt hour for the golcl dollar as the medium of exchange, we ' ll be well qualified to take over the job of Post Exchange officer — thanks to Chem and juice. i-u. I l-IU.L. Lt.SHUNK, Lt.SERIG. Lt. GILLETTE. Lt. RIEPE. Lt. WILLIS Lt. PALMER, Maj.CLARKSON. Lt. Col. FENTON. Lt.RASH, Lt. ANKENBRANDT Page Forty Modern Languages Lt. Col. WILL I AM E. MORRISON Professor THE education of a cadet at West Point would he incomplete if it did not include the study of some foreign language. However, no detail has been overlooked in the training of the cadet for service as a future officer, with the result that a general and comprehensive study of both French and Spanish is pursued. The primary purpose of these subjects is to equip the cadet with sufficient knowledge to enable him to carry on an intelligent conversation. No officer would be properly trained unless he were able to con erse fluently in either of these languages, since a certain amount of foreign service is required during his career. As is often the case, the officer finds that either French or Spanish is the spoken language of the people at his foreign station, making it necessary that he too speak these tongues in order to live in harmony with his associates. The two year course in French and the one year course in Spanish at the Academy enable the cadet to gain the most from his study by placing special emphasis upon conversation and transla- tion, including the grammar constructions of many idiomatic expressions, thereby doing away with the cut and dried sentences lacking in reality and appeal, and making the subject much more interesting and beneficial to the student. The result of this method of instruction gives the cadet a good working knowledge of these languages so that he is able to translate speech and converse satisfactorily. Emerson said, " man descends in order to converse. " The opposite, however, is true in modern languages; the higher one goes (academically speaking) the more he forsakes his native tongue — being required to make his wants known in kind — of French, " en francais; " of Spanish, " en espanol. " The goats, forever, are not without their difficulties. Lt HADSELL. Lt BELL. Lt BAILEY, Lt KEYES, Lt P W BROWN, Lt BURRILL, Lt MATHEWSON Lt.KAMMERER, Lt HOPKINS, Lt. PIERCE. Lt. BURNS, Sr. MARTINEZ, LtdeGRAVLINES, M.REBOUSSIN, Lt.D B SMITH Capt.BOND, CaptJENNA, Capt.LEO V. W. RNER. M.VAUTHIER. Lt Col, MORRISON, Prof, Maj. KANE, Capt. FOX, Capt DESSEZ. Lt.ENDERTON Page Forty-one Drawing Co . ROGER G. ALEXANDER Professor DRAWING to a cadet means climbing on endless stairways, leaning on a drawing board for two hours, and the informality of a class without dress coats. As yearlings we gradually produced an impressive stack of descriptive geometry problems. They were troublesome at times, even when explained in detail by our instructors. We thank the department for removing such an obstacle from our struggle through Vlathematics. Then, having gained a speaking acquaintance uith our instruments, ue went on into the rudiments of mechanical and architectural drawing. In freehand sketching we discovered hidden talents. Just to look back at our draw- ings is almost enough to convince us that such cannot be the work of our own hands. Spring time came and the class mo ed out-of-doors to map a corner of the reservation in approved plane- table fashion. Many of us stumbled o er contour line after line but couldn ' t seem to locate the things. Second class year uas again a combination of mechanical and free-hand drawing. Practical problems illustrated the basic principles of architectural and machine drawing. Who will ever forget " the barracks for 8 men " or our thesis, " the 37 mm. gun " " " It seemed that the day of completion would never arrive, except possibly for the first section. But constant association with Ordnance blue-prints and days of thumbing them over did implant in us the desired under- standing of their contents. After all, the Department does not attempt to make us finished draftsmen. Again, as in the many other courses, we have covered a wide field without stopping very long on any one pasture. We can study a blue-print or a map comprehensively. And we have acquired sufficient facility with a pencil to meet any requirement of an officer. Lt, BUGHER Lt. JOHN. Lt. SH. LLENE, Lt. GRANT Lt. FORDE, Lt. FRASER, Lt. ELLERTHORPE. Lt. TOFTOY Lt. PESEK, Capt. COONEY. Col. ALEXANDER. Lt. F. G. DAVIS, Lt BENNISON Page Forty-two KWaiJJIMIMMMM MMgiilllWmaBl w , , Mathematics .t. Col. HARRIS jONl-:S Professor THE Mathematics Department is undoubtedly the m.ost respected — and feared in the Academy — even ranking the tactical department in that respect. In the hands of the department of Mathematics, more than in any other, rests our fate during those first two years as Plebe and Yearling. The cadet who has not spent some very uneasy moments in its classrooms is as rare as meat at our Friday night banquets. After emerging from the baptism of fire which we passed through under their leadership we could envisage with some degree of security the blue skies which to our minds denoted — graduation. They led us through a host of terrifying subjects. After polishing up our badly tarnished High School geometry and alegebra we began our campaign in earnest. First we plunged into solid geometry and trig. After that minor engagement, we hurdled plane analyt — though many stumbled when we came to the solid species. Relentlessly we drove on into the differential and integral calculus, and then, at last — into the clear. Many of our classmates were badly battle- scarred and all of us were bruised and scratched; a few still suffer from the shell-shock they re- ceived while engaged in a side campaign into the land of the turn-out writs. Many more who went into that stormy country were not so fortunate, but fell struggling valiantly against the enemy. The rigors of the " campaign " forced us to become very well acquainted with the capabilities of our leaders. Familiarity in this case did not breed contempt — far from it; we came to respect them more and more every day as being the fortunate possessors and very able expounders of that mysterious much sought after — knowledge of mathematics .i « Lt McMASTER, Lt, ROBINSON, Lt. ECHOLS. Lt. W. S. MOORE. Lt. HOLCOMB Lt. HINCKE, Lt BRUSHER, Lt. HOWZE. Lt. NICHOLAS, Lt. HEACOCK Lt. UNDERWOOD. Lt WILSON. Lt. LEWIS. Lt. HERTFORD. Lt LEE. Lt BARTLETT. Lt.TORRENCE, Lt W A SAMOUCE, Lt PRICE, Lt. Col. H JONES, Lt.W. D.BROWN, Lt.MORELAND, Lt. HARRINGTON Page Forty-three English Lt. Col. CLAYTON E. WHEAT Professor THE Study of English is important to everyone, but it is especially so to a prospective officer. It is imperati ' e that he know how best to express himself both erbally and on paper, and also that he know how to read in order to get the full meaning from official documents as well as from the works he undertakes for pleasure alone. In fourth class year we learn to write. It is altogether necessary that a cadet be able to express his ideas clearly, concisely, and emphatically in the written work he hands in to all de- partments. Moreover, for the attainment of this object, clear, logical mental processes are requisite. Thus orderly habits of thought, keen analysis, and proper evaluation of material are made instructive by practice in writing. Furthermore, interest in current events, history, and literature is stimulated, for without a background in these fields it is impossible to write interestingly and well on diversified subjects. The third classman finds himself continuing along the same lines of thought and stimulated interest. He is taught to read, and is required to do enough reading in the fields of higher litera- ture to stimulate his interest and gi ' e him a desire for more. He is taught to speak to small and large assemblies, thereby gaining the ability to think clearly and quickly on his feet, and com- bating effectively that bugbear of all men — self consciousness. In all he is developed into a man of poise, logic, and background who never need feel ill at ease in any company. Lt. MOSELEI ' Lt rR.ACf Lt TISCHBEIN. Lt P McC SMITH. Lt. DRURY, Lt SCHERER. Lt. WHITNEY, Lt. MATTICE Lt WHITEL.-VW. Lt. FONVEILLE .Maj.DEVINE. Lt. Col. WHEAT. Lt J.M.MOORE, Lt. R. ' YMOND, Lt. SYME Page Forty-Jour Physics Cape. GERALD A, COUNTS Acting Professor THE Department of Physics was bound to be most favorably received by us. Supplanting, as it did, the much bemoaned course in Descriptive Geometry, we were quite willing to put forth a good many ergs to the glory of the department — and for our own edification in the prin- ciples thereof. Strong structures require firm foundations. So, in Mathematics, it is necessary that each class be grounded thoroughly in the basic principles, before the superstructure — higher mathe- matics, on up through Engineering — be attempted. Likewise in the realm of the philosophies, natural and experimental, it is necessary that each class be brought to a uniform understanding of the underlying principles — the a.xiomatic truths of nature — upon which rest all subsequent studies in Philosophy, Chemistry, Electricity, etc. Thus, third class year we investigated the relationships of length, mass, and time in mechanics; we learned somewhat of heat — its nature, transmission and measurement; ue discovered the source of a good many electrical and magnetic phenomena which we had observed only casually in our life extra-curricular; we entered into many an illuminating discussion of light, and even dis- cussed, in a quiet way, the nature and transmission of sound. Laboratory experiments served to crystallize in our minds the principles illustrated, so that uhen came along Second Class Phil, Chemistry, Juice, Radio — First Class Ordnance and Gunnery, and the various ramifications ol Engineering, we had a firm foundation (no pile driving or grillage necessary) upon which we could build, and build intelligently — thanks to the Department of Physics. Lt. JONES, N, M. Lt DEGRAAF Lt. TAYLOR, A. R. Lt. ROPER, Cape. COUNTS. Lt. SAMOUCE, J. Lt. SHUMATE Page Forty-five EBsaaeMBona MBMMWHWTMWWWKBB— TM A A A. DEPT. OF TACTICS A A. Mai. McCUNNIFF Maj. MLiMMA Maj. WOODRLIFF The Battalion Board SHADES of the Inquisition! A writhing prisoner was dragged before the stern and bigoted judges. A mock trial and he was carried away. Some shrieks could be heard re-echoing within the musty walls — then silence — That was the old way. Today a name is called and a smartly dressed cadet clicks his heels and reports, " Sir, Cadet Ducrot reports to the Battalion Board as ordered. " Here perhaps the judges are not bigoted but certainly they are stern. Discipline reigns supreme. Like Justice, the latter too is blind-folded — and the scales he carries are weighted — weighted with slugs! Although possessing much sternness, these servants of Discipline — our Battalion Board — are sometimes lacking, according to kaydet tradition, in those qualities normally attributed to that branch of our Army whose duty it is to build bridges. In fact, many are the tales told on this point. One of the old favorites is about the cadet who was reported for " Making a disre- spectful noise at Company Captain " ; when he appeared before the Board, one member did not know quite what the report meant, so he asked the prisoner what he had done. " I gave him the birdie, sir. " " But I don ' t understand. What did you do? " " Well, sir, I gave him a Bronx cheer, I gave him the razz. " " ' ' es, yes, I know, but what exactly did you do? " Thereupon those dignified walls resounded with that time-honored noise and for the first and probably the last time the Batt Board got what all cadets would like to gi ' e it. Seriously, however, it is obvious that in an institution founded on " Duty — Honor — Country, " this Board has a most important function to perform. It is charged with the responsibility that the first of those three gems. Duty, be held high. That the Soldiers of the Corps perform it well is due in a measure to them — our revived Inquisition — to the Battalion Board. Page Forty-e, EBBiasHMmDnn HMMMMi UHBMJllMU a i Ll COLli, Ll. B ' llIRb. Lt ENNIS. Lt ORDWA " ! , Lt I lONNLN Lt. SORLEY. Capt, BARNES, Capt. GOODE, Lt. GALLAGHER. Lt BRUNER. r,t Capt. WILLIAMSON, Maj . WOODRUFF. Lt. Col. BUCKNER. Lt, Col. RICH.A,RDSON, Capt. BARBER Maj. MUMMA CRANSTON Maj.McCUNNlFF, Officers of the Department of Tactics ■■ " LJAS the Tac " " " Sh! The Tac is " Always the Tac " is, " morning, noon, and night he is at it — a.m.i., p.m.i., s.i., and just plain i — this ever-present, seemingly ubiquitous cadet institution is riding, riding on the heels of the evil doers, and even on those of the quasi-evil doers, for alas! the demerits fall alike on the just and the unjust! As the most concrete evidence of the inexorable mold into which we as plebes are placed — and from which we as 2nd Lieutenants step forth — the Tactical Officer elicits little love from us (and what self-respecting steel would not resent its being molded to a certain shape), so little that we exert an equal and opposite pressure on the mold. He commands our respect and our admiration. His is the job of wielding the " Big Stick ' of discipline — and whatever else we may say, he wields it justly and well. It is interesting to trace the various stages our viewpoint has undergone during the past four years. Plebe year, with even the yearlings assuming in our eyes the proportions of lesser gods, our respect for the Tac knew no bounds. Yearling year it seemed as if all the Tacs on the post were bent on obtaining our small scalp. Toward second class year, we began to be aware of the other side, and this last year — w ith its vision of the life beyond, with the distant possibility of ourselves becoming the Tac — has brought home a conception of his real function among us — instructor, trainer — he is the master of our fate; he is the captain of our — character. Long live the Tactical Department! Page Forty-nine HUCHISON, J. M. WATTERS. J, E. EVANS. R. T. THE COLORS BUNKER W. I Page Fifty-two Battalion Staffs CHAI.MER K. McClelland, jr. Frederick w. coleman. hi Battalion Adjutant Battalion Sergeant-Major RICHARD D. MEYER Battalion Commander. FIRST BATTALION ■ PAUL R. GOWEN FRANKLIN G. SMITH [Battalion .Adjutant Battalion Sergcant-Major THEODORE J . CONWAY Battalion Commander SECOND BATTALION p i r : Jl 1 |jtj jj a a iS i RODNEY C GOTT FREDERICK R. ZIERATH Battalion Adjutant Battalion Sergeant-Major WINTON S. GRAHAM Battalion Commander THIRD BATTALION Page Fijty-three FIRST CLASS ARMSTRONG. J G. BISHOP, H. S. BLATT BONNER BREIT, J. M IDOUGLAS ENGLER.J E. EPLER, R B. KENDALL KIBLER. E H. KING, R. T, MYERS. R E. POHL. F I. POTTENGER REEVES. W. C. ROTHWELL SCHMELZER SENTER THINNES T I EM ANN UNDERHILL WAGSTAFF WILLIAMS. S. F. f( yiyy A Company A COMPANY ' . . . Pops Rirtes ... The oldest Company ... The Idest tradition . . . The oldest barracks . . . " A " Company. We are proud to go out from " A " Company, proud that we have been a part of such an organization. It has been our boast that no matter how much we may gripe, no matter how difficult the task set before us, when the time comes, it ' s been done, and done weik Like every other component of the Corps we have our representatives in every branch of Corps activity. In fact, we ha ' e often wondered just where some of the Corps Squads would be if " A " Company didn ' t turn out for them. No less than seven would have to elect new captains. But looking at Pop ' s Rifles with an impartial eye, one has to admit that by and large we ' re all just cadets. There are in our number those who sub- scribe to the philosophy of the Red Comforter, and those who must get out and around. We have consistently gone through our four years in our separate ways, bringing our plebes up to carry on, our yearlings to be snakes, our juniors to be deadbeats, and oursehes to be ourselves. WILLI. M O SENTER Cadet Captain Page Fifiy-fc FIRST CLASS BECK. T A. BRUNT CAIRNS, D. M. CHAPM. ' W, G. CORUM CRAWFORD. J. B. DEGAVRE HALE, E.J. H ASK INS HAWKINS, J. M. HENRY, F, S. JONES. C. L. KANE. M. W. KIMMELL. J. R. LEYDECKER LINCOLN. L. J. McGREW McREYNOLDS MEALS. R. W. POLK. J. H. POWERS. G.T. Ill RUDOLPH SIMPSON. G. C. SPARROW WALTERS. PR. WYNNE ii D?? " Company WE of Company " B " hesitate to use the superlative in speaking of our- selves, for modesty is just another of our many virtues. As a conse- quence of this characteristic reticence we do not call ourselves the " best " in the Corps — but we ' ll be " the bes ' until the bes ' comes ' round! " Not a bunch of paragons we grudgingly admit; neither does mediocrity characterize us. Accustomed alike to honor rolls and turn-out lists; equally at home on the athletic field or in Cullum (for really, the difference is slight); a mixture of ( " nature in the raw " ) tempered with the " savoir faire " of the " Gentleman cadet " ; enough cooperative enthusiasm to win Bankers ' Trophies, blended with enough Bolshevism to make it hard to do; individual woes submerged in a sea of good fellowship; not Ail-American but all ' round — these are the things that most of us have found typical of our comrades of " B " Company. If our relations with our fellow officers can be of the same pleasant nature as the congenial understanding nature which has been so apparent during our service Viith " B " Company, our future holds promise of many enjoyable associations. 1 lERlJLR I G SPARROW Cadet Captain Page Fifty-five FIRST CLASS BALL GILBERT B ASHE IN GUINEV ba um!-;r HALLOCK BEANS HURLBUT BURKHALTER JOHNSON. H K. CAHILL LEWIS, J H. CARD LONGLEY, C. CARROLL, P T. MILLER, A. A, CHAPMAN, E. A. MONTGOMERY EHLEN MUNDELL ELLIOTT. R. A. ROBERSON. G. L E LER SCHUIX FRITZ SKINNER GANDIA WALLACE. N, M «» - ' - ' 5 p «p i( C " Company W HOA! Don ' t just skip over this story. We don ' t care hat you did up till now, hut stop a moment and glance over this page. The hand- some lads you see here may not all turn out to be generals, they may not all he counted successes, hut whether they are in the hread line or in the presi- dential chair, they will he the best ones there. For the first time, as far as we can discover, " C " Company has produced a hatt commander. Bushy Graham really rose from our ranks to command the hopelessly lost battalion. Of course after that happened we had to im- port a captain. We couldn ' t be expected to produce two in one year. Any- how, out of the dark, dismal depths of the third division came Jerry Roberson. We were a little over-awed by a man who could make such a stupendous rise, but we discovered " A " Company turns out a good man once in a while. As for the rest of the hoys — well, you can tell what we think of them by running over their nicknames: The Duck, the little Brown Bear, the Hoodlum, Mugwump, Harpo, the Padfoot, Square-head, Caliban, Bouncing, the Brooklyn doughboy, Rudy, Butch, Mumpgummery — . It would take volumes to describe them all, hut those who know them need no description. The Plebes may be a little dumber, the yearlings more brainless, the second class crazier and the first class more indifferent; but when our Company commander ' s faintest whisper awakens the echoes in the Bronx we are all there and make a damn fine outfit. GERALD L. ROBERSON Cadet Captain Page Fifty-six FIRST CLASS AKERS BEELER CARVER. G A CLARKE, E. M. COWHEY CiR DAVIS, H, D. DLIE EDWARDS, M O, GARRISON, G H. GIBB. F, W. GLATFELTER HENDERSON, M. K. KING, H. KING. V. H. LEDWARD MACHEREY MADISON MARSHALL, ED. O ' CONNOR, T, J. PRITCHARD, J. R SHINBERGER SILLS SMITH, D W. TOTTEN, R TURNER, J. W. WHIPPLE, S. ( T y 79 " Company THE D Stands for diversity. For such is the quality of " D " Company Kaydets. We are different, one from another, and one from all others. We fit into no system, and we make no system to fit us. Each and every one of us has his own ideas, ideals, and identity. Amongst us you will find stu- dents, gold-hricks, fighters, philosophers, playboys, punsters, and musicians. We even have a soldier or two in the company. " D " Company presents a cross-section of all human nature — at its best and including all variants to the worst. We have our studious " Berp " Beeler, and we have " Red " Akers; we have " Air Corps Okey " O ' Connor, and we have our immortal Shinberger, king of the gold-starred bathrobe gentry (who would rather stay on the ground than be aeroplane chauffeur for Helen of Troy). We have our " dissy " men, and we have Madison and Due. We have our Sills, Gibb, Davis, Whipple, and we also have our keen files. What would happen to Corps activities without " D " Company? What would Hundredth Night be without " Teddy " MarshalP What would the Fencing Team be without " Mo " Ed- wards? What would the hops be like without Garrison? What would " D " Company be without " Himerfelt " ? What would the Corps be without good old " D " Companv; The answer — " No . " GEORGE W BEELER Cadet Captain Page Fifly-seven FIRST CLASS ASHWORTH, E. T. KL. NDERMAN BODEAU LESLIE CLAINOS LETZELTER CRAWFORD. G H LOGAN DIVINE MATHESON. J, D FRAME MATTESON. R. L GABEL MERRIAM GALLAGHER MESSERSMITH GRUBBS, S D. NEELY, R. B. HEINTZ PATTERSON. C HERB PLAPP HOEBEKE POWELL, C. W HLIK-IPHRIES RATCLIFFE HUNTER. F. P. THORLIN WHITE. G. W. ....u. (( 77 ff E ' ' Company WE are proud of our membership in " E " Company. Consider her achieve- ments. She has been victorious on the fields of intermurder strife; her guidon has borne aloft the fluttering black, gold, and gray of the competi- tive drill streamers; she has been at times the T. D. ' s pride (but oftener its despair); she has had her annual quota of keen-files, of clowns, of athletes, of engineers, and of immortal goats. We boast of these facts, claiming that r ;: ' 1 ' - " - " Company is the best in the Corps. Yet we cannot but realize that our t- " ' boast may be true today and false tomorrow, for Father Time, that most ancient of engineers, cuts the hills of superiority and fills the valleys of in- feriority, bringing to each company her brief hour of glory. Time, they say, levels all things. Nevertheless, in spite of his laboring night and day, one elevation remains unleveled, the plateau of Corps pre- eminence, a plateau that stretches with an ever-upward grade, far, we hope, into the future. We of " E " Company are most proud to have trod that slope, if only for four brief years. We are proud to have added the little hillocks of Grubbs, Ratcliffe, Frame, Plapp, Gallagher, and Letzelter — as well as contributed our share to the depressions in Ashworth, Matheson, Herb White, and Powell. The old adage still holds fundamentally true: " They incf all the good men, " but those among the near good who remain seem to drift inevitably toward " E " Company. I Page Fifty-eight FIRST CLASS BARTLETT. W. BRIDGE WATER CALHOUN CEPEDA CHASE. C H DOWNING. E B. ELDER FRANKLIN. R, B. FREDENDALL GEE, S. E. CLASS. T. A HOLMES, A. A. KAISER, M. E. LIPSCOMB. L. LOTHROP, C. C LUTZ MARKLE MATHEWS, J. L. PHILLIPS B. RAYBURN RICHARDSON. J V. B. SIBLEY. A. K. STEPHENSON, A. D. STILWELL TAGUE, M. TALBOT THOMPSON, W. V. TRUESDELL VERSACE (( r yy i " Company To the eye of the outsider, " F " Company is perhaps the queerest collection of varied interests in the Corps, From Sibley, who reads advanced physics for pleasure, to Franklin, Kaiser and Stilwell, who build toy boats and airplanes, and yearlings who go roller-skating in our vast sinks, there is no activity, however serious or however frivolous, for which a few devotees cannot here be found. We boast of celebrities in profusion — are we not the proud sponsors of " Gorilla " Thompson, captain of the wrestling and the summer camp rifle team — and Bartlett, likeuise one of those " distinguished marksmen? " Then there is Kaiser, Albie Booth of the fencing strip, who holds the individual intercollegiate sabre championship (and other titles we could mention!), and Lothrop, the other member of the " Touche Sisters. " We ' ll always remember Stilweli ' s sleepwalking, Truesdell ' s imitation of the Prussian drillmaster, Calhoun ' s leaping up and hanging out the window to watch passing airplanes, and the amount of weight Franklin lost in Beast Barracks, We certainly won ' t forget Richardson ' s wild stories, or Gee ' s melodious voice upraised in song returning from football trips, for a long time. We ' re sorry to lose all these things. We ' ve had a glorious time here; learning a little, and doing a lot. And so, taking with us these associations, into the future we go — " Right — I mean Left — face! " t » Page Fifty-nine FIRST CLASS BAILEY, W. A. HARRELL BERND HARRIS. B. T. BISHOP, C.H HARRIS. W. A. BLANCHARD. R. M HUNT, W. A BROSHOUS JIMENEZ CARSON, F.J. LA DUE CASHMAN MacWILLI. 1 CONNER, J. S. MASON, L. A. DANIEL, W J PARK, R. ELY PARR FLYNN RAFF GRECO SHEPARDSON GRETSER SHIELDS HAGAN SPEISER WEBSTER, H. E. (( yy G " Company Wl ' ' E of " G " Company may be small in stature, but we are undoubtedly large in ambition. Other companies may float through the years on an e en keel, but " G " Company ' s voyage will always be rendered rough by the strivings and aspirations of its members. Our goals are either high or low; we scorn the colorless middle levels. Nor have these hopes and pains been in vain. For a runt company, we have more than our share of athletes; — and also more than our share of con- firmed red-comforterites. We have bettered the flankers in intermurder, always ending near the top, or very close to the bottom. We boast of high ranking bucks. After having taken numerous second and third places, we have finally won a competiti ' e drill; — to the joy and pride of the conscientious, and to the consternation and shame of the studiously indifferent. Perhaps it is the irony of life that our success was due more to the failings of other companies than to our own excellence. Be that as it may, we have won, and touched another high in our kaydet ex- istence. Page Sixly IJ.. J.MI.M-l» »M.»»w» n ) n - — _..„mMll»IIM»»»»». FIRST CLASS ARM IT AGE M ASTON, ■ BASTION. J E. MULLINS. BRINDLEY O ' MALLEY COOPER, A J- REYNOLDS CORY, I. V. RISDEN CRICKETTE SCHENCK DENTON SELLERS DOWNING, W A. SIGNER FAIRCHILD SMITH, V. C FULLER, VV H G. STUBE GIFFIN TRIPP GRIMES, A. TYSON. A. W. JENSEN. W. A VANS. NT LOWELL WOOD. P. D. ZELLER (( J T y " Company ALWA ' S between extremes, there must exist a dim borderland — which par- takes partly the character of the one and partly of the other. So it is with the Company known as " ' H. " Border company between the Old Guard and the Lost Battalion, we partake somewhat of the nature of both. A unit of the second battalion, we enjoy the luxurious housing privileges accorded the favored gentlemen of abbreviated stature (runts to you); a eraging but slightly under the height of the third battalion, our specific levity is such (hot air rises, you know) that we worry not too much over the issuance of the daily delin- quency sheet. As a matter of fact, we had to seek elsewhere for a company commander this year, but O ' Malley filled the bill in true " H " Company style. As to the other individuals in ' " G " Company ' s vanguard, the first class — a glimpse will suffice to indicate theabundancy of our contribution to the Corps ' celebrities: Giffin the giver — (giver of what you ask; giver of nothing, answer — nothing but words — he is a master of the British Science, witness the Pointer which he edits) . Then there ' s good old " Fatso " Crick- ette (Cadet first sergeant Crickette, to you). Consider also " Cue-ball " Downing, grinning Bobbie Tripp, " Fleet-Foot " Fuller, drawling Pete Wood, smiling Eddie Bastion — then least and (at) last — old Pop Risden! It took a good many years to get Pop through, but with the " H " Company of ' 33 rising to great heights, the scoffers were finally put to shame. So, that much acccmplished, forward we go — forward to — well anyway. Forward! ! ! Page Sixty-one FIRST CLASS ALSPAUGH ARNETTE BERNARD BOWEN, C. L. CLEVELAND DANIS, J. J. DARBY DOLEMAN EX)LPH FERRIS. J. W FLECKENSTEIN GRAY. D W GREGORY. R D HACKMAN HALL. T. B. HARRISON. C, F. HENLEY. F. S. JONES. B. DeW. JULIAN LAWLOR, R. J. MADDUX PORTER. G. U. PORTER. G. W. PRICE, J. C. SCOVILLE SUDDUTH THOMPSON. H B. TUBBS WARREN. M. P. WELLING a " Company I COMPANY ' . So much has been said of and about this noble organ- ization by the powers that are and the powers that aren ' t, and by the Tacs who have and the Tacs who thank God they ha ent, that there is really very little left with which to pester posterity. Forced to harbor in our midst all the renegades of the first Batt, the misfits of the Second Batt and the few fileboners in the Third Batt, this nondescript group can truly be called the Foreign Legion of the Corps. Inured to hard- ship and danger by months of ceaseless stampedes into North area in a vain effort to beat that much cursed and mistreated last note, we truly form a fit- ting parallel for the renowned French legionnaires. Slightly egotistical, as the name implies, we are always ready to defend our goo d name whether it be as gladiators on the fields of intermurder conflict, or as misty shadows on the balcony of CuUum. Thus bound together by the knowledge of common wrongs and the memory of obstacles overcome, this seldom worried and never dismayed collection of individuals has developed an esprit which is to be found nowhere else in this great brotherhood. It is this spirit of friendship and camaraderie that the class of ' 33 will regret leaving the most and will remember the longest even after July 1, August 28, and Graduation Hop have become merely faded memories. WILLIAM O. DARBY Cadet Captain Page Sixty-tivo ■ " " ■ " ■ ' " — i ,. FIRST CLASS ADAMSON LANE. J. J. BECK. T, H LARSON BLANDrORD McMORROW DAHLEN MacNAlR, T. K. ESSMAN MOORMAN. T. S FRENTZEL OTTO, S E. FUQUA PEARSON GATES. C, S. PITTMAN GILLON POPE H ARTEL ROYAL. J. M. HENRY, H T, RYAN, W. F. HUNTSBERRY SWEETING JELLETT THA1ER.C. W WHELIHAN ' ' K ' Company THEY all look alike, but some are happier than others " — witness " K " Company. It is the happy medium the world is always seeking to attain. No one ever speaks of a happy extreme. Engineers, goats, flankers and runts by their very nature surrender the right to be average and — ipso facto — happy , Look at Steve Luqua, Phil Pope, Bill Frentzel — to say nothing of Happ Larson and Smiling Count Otto (nobody ever counts him, but he ' s O. K. — he does put time in on this here organ). And then there ' s Blushing Bill Whelihan and Grinning Tom Moorman; Punning Henry T. Henry and Wise Cracking Freddy Hartel. Joe Pittman could be anybody ' s major-domo — you know — beams congeniality all over. Anybody in the company, pick one, pick all — you ' ve got the old happy medium! It may be that this fact was responsible for " K " Company ' s selection as the company to present to the Corps the annual May Day Classic. Significant, too, is the fact that Company " K " is a veritable nest of Pointer and Howitzer staff constituents. Who could better express the consensus of opinion than a representative group from the average company? True, we ha ' e produced a few engineers once in a while and now and then a first Captain, but we hold the Corps ' happy mean to be our inalienable right and duty. And we give as the answer to " How to be mean without being ignoble " — Company " K. " THOMAS K. MacNAIR Cadet Captain Page Sixty-three Mi FIRST CLASS BOSWELL CUBBISON DALTON.J 1. DARNELL DAVIS. D. C. DONNELLY. H. C. FLETTER GIBBS. D. P. GIVEN HAIN HERLONG HILL, F. KAESSER, H. H. WILLI KILD.AY KLEIT2 McCRARY. A A MACK MEYER, R J MILES. C, H OLSON. H L QUINN. W. W, SHINKLE.J G. TAYLOR. E. O. THOMPSON, R P THOMPSON, W. H. VI DAL . MS, J. E (( T n U Company K DMITTEDLY, our coming together was more chance than design. But right there fortuity ended, for the outgrowth of the casual beginning has far transcended mere haphazard chance. It has gi -en us two of the most invaluable possessions of an army man — a strong pride in his outfit and a sin- cere friendship for the men in it. The e olution of these two qualities has been the real essence of our four years in " L " Company. We have, perhaps, missed many things; but these two we ha ' e found and we consider them best. We have belie ' ed that we knew how to enjoy this life and we have lived up to our beliefs. A four-year campaign for better or worse; and we ha " e attained a distincti ' e company spirit and a rare congeniality. Ours is not a spirit of smug efficiency, nor of defiant inefficiency; it is, rather, a spirit of pride in ourselves, that we have taken in stride the first four years of army life, and in doing so have come to know each other and to like each other. We are honestly sorry that the end has come. For all the biting and gouging, it ' s been a great game. And though the " L " Companies may come and the " L " Companies may go — this particular one is ours, — and no one can divest us of its possession. To " L " Company: — United in Friendship, Parted in Duty, Forever reunited in memories. R W. FLET ' ILR Cadet Captain Page Sixty-four FIRST CLASS BELLICAN CHAPMAN. G. H DISOSWA ' l ' DUNN.C G. i:VANS. R. T. i;VANS. T. B. HETHERINGTON HIBLER. C. J. HINE I lONEYCUTT JACKSON. M P. JAMES. N. C KELLEY.L B, LONNING wm OREILL- - POLLOCK RAY REMUS RICHARDSON. W.H. RICHEY SOLOMON STARBIRD SUMMERFELT TRAVIS. W. L, TURNER, R. A. VAN WAY VOORHEES WATTERS. J. E. IE. L. K TkT " Company THE Howitzer staff dropped into the room the other day and, after chat- ting around diplomatically for an hour or so, finally came to the point " How about doing the Company rite-up today or tomorrow ' ' You know — all the old idea about ' M ' Company ' s indifferent and careless attitude, etc., etc. " Well — at that 1 stood up and told them just what I thought about their ideas of " M " Company, Indifferent and careless! " M " Company! All you need to do is go out and look at the shoes and caps in the first platoon an - day at lunch and you will be convinced that v e are far from indifferent or careless. (Oh — of course — once in a while). But aside from that, there is a sort of special spirit out in the distant wing of North Barracks. Someone once called it " the suburbs of West Point. " And that person really inter- " " ' , ' „|, ' " , ' , ' , ' J, ' , ' , ' , ' ' ' ' " ' preted " M " Company very truly, for there is that distinctly suburban atmos- phere of independence, freedom, and autonomy, just as is the case in the distinguished suburbs of any community; we are the elite, withdrawn from the common-folk. Some people might call that snobbishness but we beliexe that it is merely the candid realization of effortless superiority. So if you ever get off the subway out around the city limits just remember the elevated, the tribe of big-bodied, big hearted men of Company " M " and drop in and pay us a call, we ' ll be mighty glad to see you . Page Sixty-five S! ISMBtmMHimimnmmmamimmmmnn .:,,r A, A. A A FIELD TRAINING A A. I MILITARY ' MANEUVERS Saga of Marching Men — but first there ' s a lot to learn: — how to take care of our equipment and how to use the basic arms — hence, full field in- spections, firing on the rifle, pisto and machine gun ranges. Page Sixly-eight MILITARY MANEUVERS LN the field: plebe hike ue make Popolopen ' s acquaintance, hut the enemy is a persistent one. Year- ling and First Class years we again return to the Reds vs. the Blues fray — practicing up in between times, the art of " snoop and shoot. " Page Sixly-nine .Am M 1 L I T A R ■ MANEUVERS ,N A series of hikes First Class year we try our luck with the mounted organiza- tions, meeting the cavalryman ' s picket line, the machine gunner ' s mule and harness, the coast artilleryman ' s easy chair, and the field artilleryman ' s — quintessence! Pag.L ' Sfivnty K4 I L I T A R ' MANEUVERS Bf __)RIDGES, great and small, temporary and permanent, railroad and pontoon — it takes hut a simple command, " Constrook da breech! ' In between bridge building we found time to experiment with signal com- munications by radio, buzzerphone, telephone, and pigeon. Page Sevenly-one k iM I L I T A R Y MANEUVERS T, H E Virginia trip: At Fort Bragg, " Bat- tery, one round " to demolish tiie cais- sons; at Monroe we send the 8 " projectiles on long journeys toward a tiny tow way out to sea, and with the 3 " anti-aircraft — by day and hy night the sleeves come tumbling down! l ' i ..£_£, Page Sevenly-tu ' c M I L I T A R Y i 1 ANEUVERS I ' Langley, the whole class goes air-minded for a week, and many of us stay air-minded. Bombers, ob- servation ships, and primary training ships are our portion — with a ride in the " cow, " the Army ' s dirigible, and a longing iew of the bee-like pursuit ships in action. Page Sevenly-lhree lOGRAPHIES The Final Make List ' T ' HE final meeting; beneath Battle Monu- merit when all are makes together ends an old, old story in cadet life. " Some will be surprised; some will be disappointed, " so it has gone with each make list down through four long years — except the last. However, the antithesis of the makes and the bucks has been but one of the many- contrasts of cadet life: the goats and the engineers, the snakes and the stay-at- homes, the Corps squad men and the intermurderers. They have all added some tempering influence to the melting pot that from the ' ery differences of its varied con- tents has produced a real and moving com- radery that is more than congeniality. It is, rather, a class consciousness that only four years of intimate fellowship with classmates can produce. I : Faces and phrases — . D so we ha e ourseKes. to recall us as you knew us . The faces may flatter. The phrases — you may find in them more of eulogy than of fact. Written as they are by our friends who see the best and contri e to forget the worst, such is only natural and we shall let you appl ' the grain of salt where you will. DAVID ' . ADAMSON National Guard Chicago. Illinois RUSSELL F. AKERS, JR. lOth District. Virginia Gladstone, Virginia DAVE has assiduously honeci red comforter since the day he first understood the meaning of that phrase, and incidentally he has won a few championships in that line. These, however, formed an excellent back- ground for him while in the course of satisfy- ing his insatiable desire for fiction. If he hasn ' t read one book a day, he has read two. His is a contented nature. He is more satisfied with his position of first ranking regi- mental buck than he would be with the burden of any amount of gold. Dave is versatile, too, although confined mostly to inter-room acti ' ities. Nothing electrical has e ' er fazed him, his chef-d ' oeuvre being a radio condenser of some renown. Being a staunch supporter of the theory that a " horse is man ' s noblest companion, " Dave will go far in the Cavalry. WEST POINT is sending this dramatic youth from her arms, fully prepared to succeed in anything he undertakes. " Red ' s " originality has caused his instructors much concern, because his mind wanders along a labyrinth of the most involved reasoning. He sees a goal and reaches it with complete disregard for the text book and appro ed solutions. His natural tendency toward sciences does not interfere, in any respect, with his aesthetic sense. " Akes " sees beauty in everything, no matter how dull it may seem to others. He is by no means a typical student, but a carefree youth who acts upon impulses, Not- withstanding this fact, he is a man of high ideals, and one who can not be led astray by mere circumstances. He is alw ays ready to help a person in need, and he is a priceless friend. He is parting from a large group of men who will miss him and his conversation, which is a pleasant mix- ture of the sublime and the ridiculous. We hope it is only " auf wiedersehen. " Baseball (4. 3. 2. 1). Nu (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Marksman , I ' rack (2. 1), Fencing (4); Rifle (2); Pointer (4); Goat Football (2); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Chess Club (3.2);A,B Page Seventy-six Wtt RALPH ALSPAUGH 5th District, lowti Anamosa. Iowa JOHN D. ARM IT AGE 5th District, Massachusetts Andover, Massachusetts BLOW ye bugles and toot ye horns! Bre r Ralph, the aristocrat of the Corps. Count Boris we call him — and how he does know his Russians. He even went to the trouble of learning the language plus the cuss words. His faults consist mainly of a quick brusque temper, which he will have to learn to con- trol; and a marxelous technique of proving the other fellow wrong in any argument with a disgusting use of logic. Be it said in his favor, howexer, that he ne er harbors resent- ment. We know ol no one who works as hard to obtain his objective; it ' s a steady plugging with him. and in this he has displayed a re- markable tenacity of purpose and great strength of character. He is so serious in everything he undertakes, however, that it is very easy to tease him and in our opinion he has been " taking it ' for four years. AL TER four years, this curly haired boy from the environs of Boston is still a parado.x. Famous for his caustic humor, when he does talk, John is inclined toward pessim- ism. However, he manages to get the most out of life, without apparently trying very hard. John is slow about making friends, but once made, he goes the limit for them, often sacrificing his own convenience in order to help a pal. He never studies, yet each year finds him far above the mediocre in aca- demics. He lo es heavy literature, especially philosophy, although his versatile brain also absorbs technical subjects and languages so easily that we often envy him. John is steady and cool and has a great deal of common sense . He seldom talks, but when he does you may rest assured that he is right. While we ordi- nary mortals are worrying about how to do a thing he goes ahead and does it, and does it right. Page Sevenly-seven JOHN GLENN ARMSTRONG 1 5th District, New York Whitestone, Long Island ROBERT EVENS ARNETTEJR. 5th District, South Carolina Winnsboro. South Carolina FOUR years ago when Johnnie strolled through the East Sallyport he reversed the tables on the bloodthirsty " Beast Detail " by putting a scare into them. The Cadet Store immediately ordered the largest size of everything. However, John ' s prowess has stood him in good stead. He has captured laurels in three sports. And there ' s a hole in the right side of that football line that ' s going to be hard to fill. Johnnie ' s athletic ability is surpassed only by his intelligence — just a little too lazy to wear stars. But, for all that, his extreme modesty and good nature has caused him to be admired and liked by all. In the " 2nd Looey " days to come John ' s enviable physique will demand respect and we know he has the ability to use this respect in such a way as to become an outstanding leader. Brilliance, quick thinking, and de- termination are the high points in John ' s character. SINCERlT i ' is the one word which best expresses Bob ' s character. When it is time to work, nothing can distract him and when it is time to play he plays whole- heartedly. He is as inevitable at a hop as is the receiv- ing line. People who stag to hops ha ' e some- thing others lack, or lack something others have. I have often wondered, on seeing him in the stag line, whether he was meditating on the eccentricities of hutnan nature or just try- ing to get up ner e to cut on some femme. Equal to his love of pleasure is his love of the Air Corps. Life in the clouds holds mysteries that intrigue him above all else. He is a thorough sport who is all for any- thing that will make life more enjoyable for himself and his friends, and we, his friends, certainly appreciate the untold benefits we have recei ' ed from his acquaintance. Football (4, 3. 2, 1), Numerals (4). Major A (3. 1): Track (4. 3. 2. 1), Numerals (4). Monogram (3). Major A (2). Broke Plebe I iscus Record; Swimming (2. 1) Hockev (4. 3), Numerals (4) Monogram (3); RiHe Sharp shooter; Pistol Marksman; Act ing Corporal (3); Corporal (2) Lieutenant (1) . Fishmg Club (1); Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Marksman; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant CI). Page Seventy-eight li EDWARD THORXDIKE ASHWORTH National Guard Pavette, Idaho WILLIAM AGIN BAILEY 2nd District. Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio HAVING sampled the wares of the Uni- versity of Missouri, the University of Idaho, and the United States Naval Academy, this amiable Westerner wiped the salt spray Irom his eyes and cast a speculative glance at these gray stone walls. Wide academic preparation and previous military training fitted him easily into the routine. An easy- going efficiency and a warm friendliness has fitted him just as easily into the hearts of his classmates. Eddie ' s charm is not that which is apparent only after long association. Chance acquaint- ances soon enlarge his ever-increasing circle of fast friends. Few of the fair sex can resist his modest grin. A master of that almost forgotten art — conversation — Eddie can and will discuss in- telligently, anything from the Bohr atom to Venezuelan politics. During the long winter months, his room is famous as the scene of many heated B.S. sessons. There, any topic vx ' ill he debated or the fate of the Nation de- cided in a single afternoon. IT was around this man that we built the " Mystery of the Missing Tooth. " For three years we inspected the gleaming white rows of incisors, molars, and canines, only to find a gap existing in what nature meant to be a solid wall. But Bailey had perseverance in his make-up, and one day the miracle happen- ed! It was incredible! inconceivable! astound- ing! We stared and stared because — the gap had disappeared. A gleaming white object had taken its place. Of course it was his own tooth! He paid for it. Turning to a less toothsome morsel of his career, we remember the amusement we got out of his efforts as drill section marcher dur- ing our plebe year. He afforded us many laughs. Bailey laughs! (We were lucky that we did not rank him alphabetically, or we would have laughed at our own expense.) That we have implicit faith in him is evi- denced by the fact that we elected him first truck driver of the runts! If he can handle men like he can handle a truck, his success is assured. Howitzer Representati e (2, 1). Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Sharpshooter; Act- ting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1). Page Sevenly-nine ata WILLIAM HARRIS BALL Senatorial. Michigan Saginaw, Michigan WILLIAM GORDON BARTLETT At Large, Vice-President New Bedford, Massachusetts WE are presenting to you one, William Ball, familiarly called " Bounce " or " Bill, " If you e er ha e the opportunity to know him you will find his friendship a pleas- ant one. Life for Bill goes on quietly and serenely. The hurry and rush which char- acterize the life of so many cadets is not a part of his make-up. Those of us who know him cannot hut admire this serenity of out- look. He never worries about anything, least of all — academics; in fact when one mentions academics one is speaking in Bill ' s own realm. Here is one man who doesn ' t need to study to stay in the two upper sections. With a deck of cards, dealing bridge hands, he passes away the evening study h our unless someone needs help, which is always forthcoming. All in all, Bill is an extremely likeable chap, help- ing the Goats in their struggles, and taking life as it comes, mostly without complaint. BEING an arm - child, — distinctly Army on both sides of the family — Gordon natur- ally set his course for West Point. And just as naturally, being of the type to succeed, he has made a go of it all the way through. Good grades have come as a matter of course to him, without any particular effort or desire on his part to get them. Whether coaching dumb plebes or yearlings in " Frog, " affording the yearlings a living example of " what marksmanship will do for you " during First Class summer camp, or advising classmates on preparations for army life, Gordon has been a help and a comfort to " F " Company. Among other invaluable aids has come Gordie ' s latest — the appro ed solu- tion of what to do when your " little bit of hea en " crashes oxer our head. Intramural Soccer Champion- ship Team (4); Overcoat Com- mittee; Rifle Marksman; Com- pany Write-up m Howitzer (1); Furlough Number of Pointer (3); Acting Corporal (3); Cor- poral (2) ; Sergeant (1 ) . I i Page Eighty BBBHHBi BBIH — " " IRA B ASHE IN Army Brooklyn, New York EDWARD BASTION, JR. Maryland National Guard Washington, District of Columbia THE man with the " photographic mind. Anyone having seen Ira at his best will soon recall this to mind. Never a prolific student, this cjuality has served him well in his need. Quiet, unassuming, and yet possessed of an abundance of wit unlocked for in such a type, Ira has wended his way through four years, unruffled by the setbacks encountered daily in cadet life, with that calm of nature which has been marveled at by those really knowing him. Polo is to gain a determined follower in Ira ' s future career. As an ' " inter-murder " par excellence Ira played his part in our pro- gram of " murder " with a goodly use of his weight and intelligence, to the confusion of many an opposing runt and flanker upset on the so-called greensward with abruptness and dispatch. WE sometimes wonder where Eddie ever got his philosophy, whether he read about it, or whether it was one of his own origin. At any rate, it is symbolical of his every action. Some would call it " indiffer- ence, " but we who know him know that " economy of effort " fits him better. Never have we seen him worked up to even a mod- erate pitch. Academics, sports, or drills — they are all the same to Eddie, yet he manages to stay well in the running in all honors. The Beast Detail, Sergeant, and several medals are his accomplishments in the military line. In sports he didn ' t set the world on fire, it is true, but after every swimming meet his name could be found in the sport columns, and the way he wields that racket with the south paw is enough to worry any tennis player. Every man has his weak points and Eddie ' s are fic- tion, boodle, and his sense of humor. Fiction keeps him busy, boodle keeps him content, and his sense of humor makes everybody happy. A combination that can ' t be beat, and we won ' t try to beat it. We are glad Eddie was neither a runt nor a flanker, as that makes him just " H " Company size. We are all glad to have known Eddie because it has meant many a happy hour and we hope it will be again. A.B.;RTfieMarksi Swimming (4. 3, 2), Numerals (4), Major A (2); Tennis (4. 3, 2. 1); Sunday School Teacher (Catholic) (3. 2); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman ; Sergeant C 1 ) . Page Eighty-one J»t WILLIAM HENRY BAUMERJR. 2nd District , Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska ROBERT HAROLD BEANS New Jersey National Guard Trenton, New Jersey WHO doesn ' t know ' ■Bill? " We all like him; — there ' s something there that at- tracts. Perhaps it ' s the smile that puts one in a happy mood instantly, or maybe it ' s the free and easy way Bill has of making himself and everyone around him completely at home. At any rate, one can ' t help hut feel that draw- ing power he has — personality, that ' s it. It ' s been established that once, back in Yearling year, he missed a hop, but no sun since then has set on a Saturday afternoon and not found him somewhere introducing or re-introducing some comely maid into the intricacies of West Point. But his " tout ensemble " of them all is his astonishing ability to expostulate cleverly and at great length on any subject at any time . . . Let him start and we all gather ' round, for there ' s fun in great quantity forthcoming. We like him for his cheerfulness, his friendli- ness, his good-hearted and fun-loving nature and his open smile, but most of all we like him because he ' s — Bill . EQUALLY unchanged by success or failure. Bob constantly maintains his debonair equanimity. The veteran of many a turn- out writ, he has often been down statistically but never has he been doun in spirits His academic career has been a checquered one. The Department of Modern Languages has been his bete noire e er since his advent at the Academy, but he is at the top in drawing so he can hardly be called a " goat. " Too, he has always been an ardent student of the mili- tary arts and sciences and most certainly proved to be a shining light in the Friday morning meetings of the Mitchell Club. With his unfailing sense of humor, his sense of neatness and desire to see things done right and above all with his sincere friendship, he has been a good classmate and friend. Football (4. 2. I I. Lacrosse (4. 3, 2, 1). Major A (1), Swimming (4, 3. 2. I); Board of Governors (1); Howitzer (2. 1). Activities Editor (1); Pointer Athletic Re- porter (3, 2. 1); Catholic Choir (4, 3. 2, I); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter, Corporal (2), (1). Soccer (4, 3); Pistol (3, 2, 1); Equipment Committee (1); A.B ; Pointer Company Representa- tive (3, 2); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert; Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1). Page Eighty-two THOMAS HERBERT BECK Army Society Hill, South Carolina TRAVIS A. BECK 1st District, Texas Winfield, Texas WHEN this young rebel became dissatis- fied with life, he joined the Army. After spending a few years in the ranks, he was not yet satisfied and decided to get him- self a commission. That ' s why he is here. We seriously doubt if he is satisfied with his present status, but within a year we believe he will have found contentment at last — in the Air. In many respects Tom typifies the Southern gentleman, especially when it comes to work. However, do not misunderstand us, the lad is no shirker. When he has a job to do, he ups and does it much in the manner of the boxer who was so sick he had to knock his opponent out in the first round in order that he might get home to bed. Because he is a soldier at heart, we have no fear but that Tom will be a credit to the Class and to the Corps. IT is rather hard to characterize in a few words a man whose few faults are as well concealed as are Beck ' s. Some one once said that he was very profi- cient in " doing as little as possible the easiest possible way. " This ease of performance, mechanical nonchalance, combines with Beck ' s unruffled exterior to make him an unusual and delightful man. He maintains high standards and pe rforms difficult tasks with an effortless- ness that is a revelation; his quiet demeanor covers a humor which can be caustic, cynical, and ironic but is always droll and pleasing. Beneath his calm exterior Travy shields an impulsively generous nature. A calm exterior; an earnest purposeful mind; an easy indifference of manner; a blunt gener- ous nature; a willful mind tempered with more than a usual amount of common sense; a quiet student and a thoroughly likable man — these are the things that to us will always recall " Travy " Beck. Equipment Committee (1): Rifle Marksman; Sergeant (1). Rifle Expert; Sergeant (1). Page Eighty-three GEORGE WOOD BEELER IsC District, Washington Seattle, Washington CHARLES PEARCE BELL I CAN Senatorial. Mississippi Natchez, Mississippi DURING the course of four years at West Point, the genuine nature of a man is bound to come to the surface. So it has been with George Beeler, and we have learned to admire him more with the passing days. George ' s outstanding characteristic is his ability to get things accomplished. For in- stance, not only has he found time to coach men in academic work, but during his spare time he has mastered the game of Lacrosse. For the last two years he has been varsity goalie. This son of the west thrives on argumenta- tion. His remarks are always bright and flavored with a biting humor. He loves to have his laugh, but like the majority of human beings is a man of pronounced moods. To have heard the difference between his " At ease, give me your attention " at the Saturday noon meal formation as contrasted to the same command on Sunday morning is to appreciate his two extremes. To have lived with him four years is to realize and appreciate George as a man — a good friend and a loyal comrade. MR. BELLICAN, suh! — Mis-ippi suh! " — Famous words of a famous man who was destined to become the greatest collector of demerits of any section marcher during our entire plebe year. Pete arrived at the Point fi e days late and has never had the occasion nor the inclination to rush since. Soon after he had become accli- mated he learned that one of the principles of war was the principle of economy of force. For Pete has always been able to fight off the semi-annual assaults of each academic de- partment at the proper time. A true representative of the old south Pete, in his humorous and natural manner, has al- ways been able to make our gloom days seem brighter — always been able to pull us out of a gripe when we most needed it. Easy-going, care-free wittv and sincere. — that ' s Pete. Lacrosse (4. 3. 2. 1), Nljonogram (4). Major " A " (2, 1); Wrestling (4. 3, 2); Stars (4, 3.2. 1); Tenth Squad (4. 3. 2. ): Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Marksman; Act- ing Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1). T. H. E. F. (2); Rmg Commit- tee (1) Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. Page Eighty-four i Hlk LYLE W. Army Boise, Idaho BERNARD PETER PAUL BERND Army Pottsvillc, Pennsylvania TN the year 1929, Lyle William Bernard, 1 late of Idaho and points West, entered the Academy in full Bolshevik fashion. " New Cadet Bernard, sir, and I wish to blankety- hlank I wasn ' t. " Their opinion of him re- mained the same from then on. His gift of talk and the desire to e.xpress himself freely on subjects in which he is interested often led him into long and loud debates. A diplomat of the Teddy Roosevelt school by nature, kind-hearted and friendly, always the bane of the Tac, Bill will leave many friends when he graduates. It is hoped that his career will bring both credit and distinction to this wild boy from the wilder west. IN time of war treaties are mere scraps of paper. " This and similar other quota- tions from his lips give a true picture of the character of the man. A great admirer of the land of his forefathers he has ever been ready to defend the country of Nietzsche and Goethe against adverse criticism. A lover of German thought and philosophy he has de- voted more time to these subjects than to his academic duties but in spite of that he has an academic rank that anyone should be proud of. In spite of his leaning toward Germany he is a true son of America, land of opportunities and success. At an early age Peter Paul de- cided to embark in a life of adventure and since that time has had quite a number of varied and interesting e.xperiences. Enlisting in the Army he was sent to Panama, where, after helping put down a revolt, he passed his entered examinations and entered West Point. Pistol (3); RiHe Sharpsho Machine Gun Sharpshooter; tol Expert. Page Eighty-five Mtk GEORGE H. BISHOP. JR. 1st District, Delaware Laurel, Delaware HARR ' STEPHEN BISHOP !8th District, Texas Austin, Texas THIS lad from the three counties came to us talented and we have since enjoyed his melodious voice many times on Sunday morn- ing. He also wields a mean drum stick and has added much to the success of the Cadet Orchestra with his rhythmic beat, not to men- tion his vocal renditions. His academic standing is not of the highest order, hut it shows determination and a desire to be among those present when the last day, that day of days, is upon us. He had his difficulties with Descript, and Spanish gave him no end of trouble, but in those battles he has come out the victor, and proven his right to don the Army blue. In a military way he has been more fortu- nate. By his excellent handling of problems in the field the past summer he earned lieu- tenant chevrons. That he ranks the Infantry is in no way distasteful to him for it is the branch of his choice, and is his chosen corps. We wish him success that is his due. BA--TAL--LION. TEN--SHUN!!! It was a six-company parade, and many spectators were here to see the fall maneuver. The football team stopped practicing and looked; all the crowd turned to see who was acting adjutant. It was none other than big, blonde Harry Bish — hop of Texas. Among his other attributes, Harry is the spoony Cadet Lieutenant who always acts the part of Officer in Charge in the 100th Night Shows. He is a chorister of four years ' standing. He used to box until Joe and some of the boys began to loosen his upper molars. As the Corps " snake " he used to excel, but right now he is trying to figure out how two can live as cheaply as one. He will too. Strangely enough, he ' d rather be bald than try shots in the arm. He wants wings, liter- ary fame, and a succession of grand slams. Football (4); 100th Night Show (4, 3. 2, 1); Color Line (4. 3. 1). Cadet Choir (4. 3. 2. 1); Fishing Club (1). Cadet Orchestra (4. 3. - 1); Co . - - . - - -. (1). jrporal (2) Lieutenant Football (2); Boxing (4, 3); Polo (4) Equipment Committee (I); 100th Night Show (2. 1); Cadet Choir (3, 2, 1); Rifle Sharpshoot- er; Pistol Sharpshooter; Cor- poral (2); Lieutenant (1). Page Eighty-six k -. ROBERT MOORE BLANCHARD, JR. Hawaii Fort Sheridan , Illinois WILLIAM O. BLANDFORD Senatorial, West Virginia Washington, District of Columbia WHAT, study? Not me, " says Bob. " I ' ve got more important things to do. " Whereupon he takes his familiar old pipe in his mouth and fires it up to provide an atmosphere of intense thought. No one ever knows what goes on in the reserved indi- vidual ' s mind, because it is exceedingly well camouflaged — we can only guess. However, between the smoke rings there appears to the close observer an inkling of static electricity which, some day, will reveal itself in the form of a gigantic crackling spark of dynamic elec- tricity and shock the world — and you elec- tricians, watch out when he does. And when he does you 11 remember back to the quiet person who strolls to government class with an Ordnance book under his arm when he is supposed to be in Engineering class. But you have been warned — the man is thinking. HERE is a man who never tired in helping others. His quiet manner, his affable smile, and his pleasing personality readily extended his sphere of friends to include mem- bers from every class in the Academy. He accepts duty with a smile and never flinches during its execution. His social nature is only one of his many assets which will serve to carry him far along the path of happiness. His shrewed business ability which earned for him the sobriquet of " The Racketeer, " among those of us who know Bill as a manager of finance, will provide the necessary means for that road to happi- ness. The Corps and the Army can readily be proud of Bill, as he possesses every quality necessary for leadership. He commands the manly essentials of the soldier and the virtu- ous ability of the gentleman. Track (4. 3. 1); Swimming (4, 3, 2); Rifle(3): Hop Manager (4. 3, 2, 1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Ex- pert: Pistol Sharpshooter; Sup- ply Sergeant (I). Page Eighty-seven Track (4, 3, 2. 1), Numerals (4). Monogram (3) ; Christmas Card Committee; Equipment Com- mittee; Howitzer (3. 2. 1). Busi- ness Manager (1); 100th Night Show (3, 2); Engineer Football (2); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1). RICHARD CHURCHFIELD BLATT 28th District, Pennsylvania Mercer. Pennsylvania EDWARD BODEAU 15th District, Massachusetts Fall River, Massachusetts TO the men of the Corps and to the gradu- ates of West Point it is an established fact that the Academy stamps her sons and sends them forth a standard product. A West Pointer is more than a college graduate — more than an officer and a gentleman, if such is possible. Of the many molding in- fluences, the Academic Department reigns supreme. It is in this predominant phase of cadet life that Dick Blatt stands foremost. Not as a scholar and not as one to hom academics come easily but as one who has travelled an unusually rocky road to the end with far more success than those who can exhibit a pair of stars on their collars. This is a statement that only a West Pointer under- stands, by a West Pointer, and of a West Pointer. " Who ' s that singing down the hall there? " " That ' s nobody singing — that ' s Bodeau. " AND so we have been bearing with him for the last four years, but Graduation will soon ring a happy curtain down on Bo- deau ' s last performance. But perhaps we magnify his shortcomings. Ordinarily, Ed is quiet, with a keen desire to remain so, especially after taps. And then, too, when he buries himself deep in his studies, he enshrouds himself in an impenetrable cloak of reticence. His affection extends to a strange diversity of subjects, including little kittens that sleep in his slippers, and archaic victrolas bought for a song. The song seemed to be, " Oh, Love that will not let me go. " When Eddie is not playing soccer or snug- gling down between red comforters, (and he has done both proficiently during his stretch here), he is boning. Moreover, his boning has brought him very favorable results in an inoffensive manner, because he ranks with the foremost in both military and academic pro- ficiencv. Goat Football (2); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marksman, A.B. Rifle Sharpshoote Sergeant (1). Corporal (2); Page Eighty-eight -. MARSHALL BONNER 8th District. Texas Houston . Texas JAMES ORR BOSWELL At Large Pasadena. California QUIET, retiring, and studious — he would rather work a math problem than read a ■ good book. He loves it — as he himself proclaims: " I don ' t care about the tenths — Lm here to learn something, " and he becomes quite incensed when accused of ulterior mo- ti es. The results show his work; he is right in among " the boys, " missing stars every year because of one subject. He is willing to do the work and let someone else take the credit — until he gets the idea that something is being run on him, then he swings hard and fast to the other extreme until he has obtained his rights and quiet has been restored, afterwards he returns to his docile ways. Always glad to help in a pinch, he is never too busy to assist a classmate or under class- man struggling with a difficult problem. A true friend in any weather. JIVrS career here has been no bed of roses in the realm of academics, and much credit is due him for his successful fight against the te.xt books. r ew people have that enviable attribute of spontaneous generosity that Jim possesses. He would share cheerfully with his friends his last possession and would expect nothing in return. However, let no man take advantage of him . His frankness is most effective against such a mistake. As for his athletic talents, we refer you to the " Muckers, " that worthy organization that causes so much terror among the Corps Squads. He has also been seen assiduously working out at track and polo. Although many of his classmates have chos- en the thorny path of matrimony, he has re- mained clear-headed in that subject and con- sistently avoided such pitfalls. Jim has played his part well. He has been a good soldier and a fine friend . Assistant Manager Baseball (3); Honor Committee (1); Board of Governors (1); Camp Illumina- tion Committee (1); 100th Night Show (2. 1); Engineer Football (2); Tenth Squad (4. 3. 2, 1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marks- man; Acting Corporal (3); Cor- poral (2); Lieutenant (I). Track (4, 3, 2); Polo (3. 2); Assistant Manager Track (2); 100th Night Show (4. 3); Color Line (4); Wildcats (1); Muckers (1). Page Eighty-nine ! CLAUDE LESLIE BO WEN, 7th District , Mississippi Brookhaven, Mississippi JR. JOHN MARTIN BREIT Texas National Guard San Antonio, Texas LBO joined our class right after Beast • Barracks, having decided with the help of Colonel Echols that ' 33 would suit him better than ' 32. He has been much in evi- dence in " I " Company ever since. If during plebe year at reveille someone in rear growled at you and then ended up with a hearty laugh and a slap on the back, no second guess con- cerning the identity of the criminal was neces- sary. From then on he has taken out his fun on classmates rather than plebes, and they like it. Because he had to do some broken-field run- ning through the academic department, this former Brookha en High star had to confine his football activities to " I " Company ' s inter- murder and the goat teams. On both he per- formed brilliantly. His playing was followed by coaching a near championship " I " Com- pany team. His success netted him his title " Root Knockne. He may not ha e gained stars but he did gain a host of friends and we are glad to he numbered among them. JOHNNY BREIT — another man from the Lone Star State. When he came to us ne knew more about squads right and squads left than most of u s know now. He doesn ' t wear stars, in fact he didn ' t like electricity at all, but he can be depended upon to show good common sense at all times. He is an expert with a rifle. Last year he was one of the five members of the team that brought third place in the National Rifle Association Intercollegi- ate matches to West Point. This year he is captain of the team. Johnny has the habit of making friends with men of all classes. He can be found in a good B. S. Session at any time, and can answer any and all ques- tions concerning the Arm - He lives Army, and talks Army. Goat Football (2). Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter- Pistol Marksman. Rifle (2, 1). Minor " A " (2, 1), Captain (1); Fishing Club (1); Gun Club (1); Rifle Expert; Pis- tol Marksman; Sergeant (1). Page Ninety F. CLAY BRIDGE WATER At Large, Delaware New Castle, Delaware JOHN ROOSEVELT BRINDLEY Wisconsin National Guard LaCrosse, Wisconsin HIS friends know him as " one of the long line, " one of those refreshing personal- ities whose quiet reserve reveals a sterling character, sound clear through. As plebes, we looked up to the hoy from little Delaware as a leader. He has continued to be a leader, not by choice, hut because everyone knows that whatever Clay does is right. Elected to a host of committees, he has repeatedly justi- fied the confidence of his fellows by delicate jobs well done. Emerging from the task of selecting class rings and officer ' s uniforms, he tackled the job of upholding the interests of his company on the Howitzer staff. In fact, we feel quite sure that if the venerable tradi- tions of the Corps included a popularity con- test, " The Duke " would carry the company by storm. When, at last, the martial strains of " The Dashing White Sergeant " have echoed through the hills, and the lengthening shadows on the plain have faded into memory, his eyes will sparkle in our thoughts as his rings do on our fingers, and we shall feel the loss of that gentle personality whose generous nature instilled confidence in all who knew him; a growing confidence founded on the in- tegrity of a true gentleman. JOHN is a man who meets the world halfway — aggressive but fair, giving credit only where credit is due. A lover of knowledge, he has a deep and profound interest in all the intricacies and mysteries of life. He almost never lost an argument, which seems strange. But stran- ger yet when we consider that he was willing to argue about anything, anytime, and on either side. But we must add that he had the strength of his convictions. Having a contempt for weakness in any form, he scorns affectation. The latter causing him to break the even tenor of his way and burst forth in no uncertain words of condem- nation. Ordinarily, he is steady, quiet and good humored. Occasionally life seems to bore him to the point of breaking — but with the anticipation of happy days ahead he soon for- gets any erstv hile unpleasantness. Election Committee CI): Ring Committee (1); Equipment Com- mittee (1): Howitzer (2. 1), Com- pany Representative (1); Fish- ing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Sergeant (I). Tenth Squad (3. 2): Rifle Marks- man; Pointer Contributor; Act- ing Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (I) . Page Ninety-one JW CHARLES R. BROSHOUS Senatorial, Kansas Atchison, Kansas ROBERT ALLEN BRUNT 11 th District, Indiana Marion, Indiana WHATTAYASAYLN ' ; ' ' A good start for that well known line of con -ersa- tion which almost invariably results in getting what he wants and making everyone like it. There is no such thing as a stranger to " Rosy. He is exceptional in that he always chooses to do something which not many other persons do; he doesn ' t follow the crowd. For example he knew he could never distinguish himself as a regular, cut and dried football player, so he racked his analytical brain and decided that as a kicking specialist he could be a benefit to the team as well as benefiting himself. Everyone ho has read the papers knows the results. Brilliant, socially inclined to a marked de- gree, frank and steady, he is a good friend and aid. He is not, however, the type that can be overridden or outwitted without a stiff fight. He is the type of man that the Service needs. SOME think it unwise to hide one ' s light under a bushel. Some find it impossible. Bob as a background would seem incongruous — Bob in the center of things, kept there for the good of all — that is the Bob we know. The Pointer found him out, because a skilled pen coupled with a quick mind are invaluable to any publication, the orchestra discovered him and the four Hundredth Night shows ex- ploited him, because good cornetists are rare; The Medical Department found him out, be- cause it will persist in its ' aliant attempts to make grass grow on busy streets; and the class of 33, with maturing judgment, found him in time to call him into service as Vice-President. And the femmes, they too found him out. Perhaps because the gift of blarney was born in him, or perhaps because frequent skirmishes w ith Jack Coady lent new fire to his tongue. A warm smile and a turned-up nose, a hearty laugh and a kick where a kick belongs — may we meet them often again, Bob! Football, (4. 3. 2. 1); Major " A " (I): Election Committee (I); Color Line (4); Rifle Sharpshoot- er: Pistol Marksman; Corporal (2); Sergeant (1). Polo (4. 3), Class Vice-President (1); Election Committee (3, 2); Pom Edil (4. 3, 2. 1), Associi... (1); 100th Night Show (4. 3. 2. 1); Treasurer Dialectii Society (1); Color Line (4, 3, 1); Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1); Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieu- tenant (I). Page N inety-ttvo HARRY NELSON BURKHALTER, Army Kansas City , Missouri EDWIN MARTIN CAHILL New York National Guard Auburn, New York HOW can one adequately describe a room- mate in a hundred and fifty words, with the proper balance between the sublime and the ridiculous ' Harry isn ' t exactly a saint, for saints wouldnt enjoy the squabbles that we did, nor are they quite so unconventional as he is. If he is a Devil, which is much more intriguing, he is a very generous and loyal one. He has a positive personality, sometimes a bit boisterous or too obviously cynical and in- different in his outlook; yet tempered with tact and thoughtfulness towards his friends. High honors, in either academics or athletics, never came his way, but intelligence and abil- ity are his to a much more than average de- gree. He is naturally coordinated in mind and body, and also a natural and outlandish clown on occasions. A facile wit, the cap- ability to laugh at himself as well as others and a spontaneously appreciati ' e and cheer- ful nature, with a certain attitude of, " Oh, what the hell! " makes his companionship a thing to take pleasure in. FOUR years ago we knew Ed and admired a quietly unassuming and pleasing nature; since then, we ha e had the pleasure of know- ing him well. To have known him casually was to be im- pressed by a sense of humor that is distinctly individual, that is puzzling, yet most agree- able; an ability without effort to impress upon his daily acquaintances the fact that in any situation whatever there is a world of humor . To know him well is to see beyond that smiling exterior a mind that is open and far- seeing. It means the privilege of seeing the products of a keen intellect and a vast store of potential ability. Ed demands the right to choose personally the channels into which his efforts are to be directed; then he proceeds with a relentless enthusiasm that is guided accurately by a cultured mind. A.B.; Football (2. 1), Basketball (4) : Polo (4) : Swimming (4) i Ten- nis (3. 2, 1); Ring Committee (1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. Football (4); Gymnastics (4. 3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marks- man; Acting Corporal (3); Cor- poral (2); Supply Sergeant (1). Page Ninety-three H DOUGLAS MOORE CAIRNS At Large Fort DuPont, Delaware W ILL I AM ROBERTS CALHOUN 8th Alabama Florence, Alabama YEARS at West Point have a way of chang- ing one completely, but nothing could change Doug. He is the same laughing boy today that he uas in the first day of Beast Barracks four years ago. Nonchalant and gay, enjoying life to the utmost, untouched by any of the sophistication e -idenced by those about him, his strength, like that ol Galahad, is greater because his heart is pure. Certainly praise is due to one who, after four years of alternate imprisonment and un- confined freedom (he is known as " Demo " ), has come through the fire of designing femmes unscathed. Yet he has done that, and his incorruptible innocence and complete indifference to female wiles and blandishments have never ceased to he a source of wonder to those who knew him. Would that it were in his power to pass on that gift to others who will enter here, but who will fall where he has gone untouched . Wherever and whenever we gather may we always remember him and drink a toast to those, his most famous words, " No moah beah! " OUR first contact with Cal was at the Astor, the night before we became Pam- pered Pets — " How ' d y ' all know Ah ' s from Alabamah " We ' ve come a long way since then, but nothing has changed his cheerful out- look for very long — not even P. Echols, of revered memory, who came close (within two- tenths) in plebe and yearling math. He just sat up nights, and went on yearling Christmas leave mumbling about the " proof of K. " And who will forget the time he got a cold zero on a math writ, and then was skinned for " not ruling lines between problems. " He ' s one of the few men who ' s been here during our career at the Academy who has held the job of Supply Sergeant and still re- mained popular among the yearlings in sum- mer camp. Unquestionable proof! These have been four years of real pleasure, for which we ' re grateful — for having known a good sport, a real Southern Gentleman, and the original " Daddy-man. " Soccer (4. 3. 2. 1), Numerals (4). Minor " A " (2. 1): Swim- ming (4. 3. 2. 1). Numerals (4). ming (4. 3. 2, 1). Numerals (4) Monogram (3. 2). Minor " A " (1): Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter Baseball (4, 1); Cross Country (4, 3. 2. I); Swimming (4). Hop Manager (4); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpsiiooter; Pistol Sharp- shooter. Corporal (2); Lieuten- ant (1). Page Ninety-Jour BERNARD CARD 7th District, New Jersey Paterson, New Jersey PAUL THOMAS CARROLL Rhode Island Woonsocket. Rhode Island BERN IE has impressed us most of all by his determination and his capacity for hard work, and his readiness to devote a good share of his time in helping those who find the going difficult. He showed more than an average amount of courage in his fight to overcome the handicap of his illness during plehe year, but he has won our admiration for his come- back and his excellent scholastic record. We have expected him to be boning the Corps of Engineers, but it seems that one of Bernie ' s pet ambitions is to go to spend a few years in the South Sea Islands or the Philippines after graduation. That ambition, coupled with his regular attendance at Cullum Hall Hops, makes us suspect some ulterior motive. PAUL, better known as Pete, came to us from that small but mighty state of Rhode Island. Handicapped as he was by this, Pete, throughout his four years at West Point, has proven to us that his loquacity, his mentality, his outstanding sense of humor, and his pseudo-cynical attitude can cope with the best. Will anyone ever forget Pet e ' s wide and varied discourses concerning clothes, week-end leaves, and world affairs — not to mention finance. He is duly worthy of a B.S. degree in the application of Thermo- dynamics. And have you ever considered the reason for our Football team ' s success? How could Army go wrong with such an able and efficient manager? Whenever the days looked dark- est, Pete always wore a smile. Nothing was too much trouble for him. If there was any- thing to be done, Pete was always standing by, ready to lend a helping hand. AB, Soccer (4); Hockey (4); Engineer Football (2); Fishing Club (1); Rifle lark5man. Manager of Football (1); Wrest- ling (4) ; Sunday School Teacher (3. 2, 1); Rifle Marksman; Ma- chine Gun Marksman; AB ; B A.; Acting Corpora! (3); Ser- geant (1). Page Ninety-five FRANK JAMES CARSON, JR 19th District, Pennsylvania Harrisburg, Pennsylvania GEORGE ALLEN CARVER 7th District, Georgia Rome, Georgia FRANK JAMES CARSON, JR., uill also prick up his ears and answer when address- ed as " Dutchman, " a title conferred upon him as a result of his being from Pennsylvania, or " Kit, " a nickname which he ranks by rea- son of his being a descendant of the great scout. He is a recognized authority on Penn- sylvania politics and feminine pulchritude. Stubborn by nature he has been irked no small amount by the enforced discipline and he has become most proficient in denouncing the Tactical Department. He has become even more proficient in the art of " boning red comforter, " a posture in which he has in- dulged many hours of his leisure time. His predominating athletic accomplishment is fancy skating, in which he excels all the other members of the Corps . ALLEN is a gentleman of the south, the kind the south is proud to claim. He is ' ery calm and serious about his work, and yet he gets more fun out of life than many of us. In his lighter moments he can be just as carefree as anyone. He can enjoy a joke — even when it ' s at his expense. One of Allen ' s sterling qualities is that he is never heard " panning " anybody. Unlike most of us, if he hasn ' t anything nice to say about somebody he doesn ' t talk about them at all. Consequently, it can be truthfully said that Allen has no enemies. Allen has a mind of his own and occasion- ally he is a little firm; but it ' s always when he is certain, in his own mind, that he is right, and more often than not, his stand is perfectly justified. On an arduous hike, on a carefree week-end leave, or at good old U. S. M. A. alternating at room orderly, Allen is mighty good com- pany. Football (4); Track (4. 3, 2, I), Numerals (4); Boxing (4, 3, 2); Fishing Club (1): R.fle Sharp- shooter: Pistol E.vpert; Corporal (2); Sergeant (1). Page Ninety-six _i RANDALL ELWOOD CASHMAN 8th District, Mississippi Vicksburg, Mississippi EMMANUEL CEPEDA ' SALVADOR Philippine Islands Tugucgavao, Cagayan CASH came to us from the " Sunny South " and since that memorable clay in July, his southern accent and care-free disposition have been an integral part of us. Academics have never appealed to him seriously, but around December and June when that extra effort is necessary, he has always been able to supply it. Cash ' s favorite diversions are riding and hopping. Despite the harrowing experience of ha ' ing a horse run wild with him on the cavalry hike, he still insists that the horse is man ' s best friend, and for the past year has been dominating the " Grizzly " and his friends up in the first section. Since ' ' earling year, he has been a familiar figure at Cullum Hall, but the Cotton Club is his big thrill and many are the tales that have come to us of his week- ends spent at that place. Cash has made many friends while here, and we say goodbye with much regret. HAVING come from a banana country, Cepeda finds one breakfast in the week that counteracts the distaste provoked by the Tuesday morning scrambled eggs and ham. In this youth is a sense of rhythm and mel- ody with which only those of a dark hued jungle nature are blessed. His orchestra- tions, self-produced, and rendered in the sanc- tity of his boudoir with only a few intimates in audience rival the best turned out by Cab Calloway s music and Joe Cook ' s antics. No doubt it ' s largely this perfection of time and rhythm that account for the laurels con- quered in the cord climbing contests. To see this bronzed son of the Isles work out on a rope recalls our youthful exuberance at the cinematic prowess of Doug Fairbanks. The choicely worded advertisements attempting to imbue us with the flash-like qualities of a cer- tain gasoline, or four-speeds-forward ducrots are sour discords to the sight of this perfectly poised figure smoothly plying up a twenty foot strand, muscles rippling, relaxing, chas- ing each other around the broad padded squares of his shoulders, legs silently, swiftly beating in rhythmic akimbo, floating the body up to the ceiling where the tympanic clatter of a pie pan is poor reward for such excellent achievement. It ' s our wish that all his diffi- culties will be surmounted with such ease and Page Ninely-seven ETHAN ALLEN CHAPMAN Army Alexandria, Louisiana GEORGE HOBART CHAPMAN, JR. Senatorial, Wyoming Evanston, Wyoming c ALIBAN . . . from the swamps of Louis- ... to Uncle Sam ' s Army. Why ' He says he had to eat, but don ' t let that fool you. He knew he ' d get the most out of it if he had to put the most into it. And you have to work to come up from the ranks. What ' s he good for? Oh, maybe nothing much. He ' s a good guy, just lazy enough to take life easy, he can act goofy when he tries, he ' s done about everything interesting. He ' s been a " make, " got " slugged " for coming back on the milk train, then got made again fifteen days after he walked his last tour. Such popularity must be deserved . He draws pretty pictures for the Pointer and for his friends. He can make a hop card look swell if he wants to take the trouble. He has a lot of friends, no enemies as far as we know. He ' s always broke, but he ' s happy, and to hear him rave you can guess he hopes to be happier . . . And that is enough for any one man. ALTHOUGH Chappie was born in Wyom- ing, he has become a naturalized East- erner. No doubt his penchant for the wide open spaces accounts for his non-ability to stick in the saddle. His masterly technique in the execution of a three-point landing was famous not only in the Riding Academy but in the cold reaches of the distant skating rink. One likes Chappie for a lot of things; most of all, perhaps, for his chuckling laughter which makes one feel his sincerity. He is a quiet man, not quite moody, but rather reticent. He keeps his innermost thoughts to himself. However, he has very definite opinions. Let any man venture an idea crossing his own, and then and there the matter is thrashed out. His defense of his opinions is a definite characteristic always to be linked with his name. Chappie makes a true and staunch friend when once he has allowed himself to unbend to closer intimacy. He is an excellent ex- ample of the old truism that " Still waters run deep. " A.B,; B.A.; Pointer (4, 3. 2. 11. Associate Editor (U; Fishing Club (1)-. Rifle Expert; 100th Night Show (2. 1); Acting Cor- poral (3); Corporal (2); First Sergeant (1). Track (4); Fencing (4); Pointci Representative (2); Rifle Marks man; Pistol Sharpshooter: Ser- geant (1). Page Ninety-eight GERALD CHAPMAN Alabama National Guard Andalusia, Alabama CHARLES HENRY CHASE Senatorial, Maine Portland, Maine SILENCE is Golden " — Chappie has proved to us the truth of this adage Ever a quiet worker, this Alabaman has, by earnest endeavor, won our admiration for his silent efficiency. But don ' t let his studious look mislead you, because behind that mask there is a spark of humor, which by its unexpected appearance at timely moments will always bring him friends. Chappie spent two years in our midst before being inveigled into that noblest of experi- ments — a West Point blind drag. A wise man never makes the same mistake twice, so that one may predict that his next endeavor in this gentle art will be in the bald forties. However, Chapp ie keeps things pretty well to himself, so it isn ' t at all illogical to presume that he may be one of the first to leap into the matrimonial sea. SINCE his plebe year, " Harpo " has changed from a serious-minded youth to a happy- go-lucky fellow; ne er worries, spends as little time as possible on studies, but still manages to rank well in his class. He gets sheer de- light in doing anything contrary to regulations even though he claims that the T. D. takes advantage of his good nature. " Harpo " has several eccentricities a few of which are note- worthy; he habitually sleeps from reveille until breakfast, has a peculiar distaste for collars, and last but not least, he likes to go canoeing on Chesapeake Bay at two o ' clock in the morning. In fact he likes it so well that he bought an interest in a private yacht while on the Virginia trip. Possessing a genuine personality, " Harpo " has won a coveted place in the hearts of his class-mates. Not a few of us will cherish his friendship as one of our most prized posses- sions. Lacrosse (4. 3); Soccer (4), Nu- merals (4); Corporal (2), Supply Sergeant (1). Track (4. 3); Cross Country (3, 2); Swimming (4); Fishing Club (1): Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Corporal (2). Page Ninety-nine PETER DEMOSTHENES CLAINOS Senatorial, New Hampshire Manchester, New Hampshire ERNEST MIKELL CLARKE Army Charleston, South Carolina LOST in the midst of time is the name of that great sage who first described man as calm, cool, and collected. And yet, to- day, there is one among us who is the living personification of these three excellent quali- ties. You ' ve guessed it. It ' s Pete. Even at first glance, Pete gives one the impression of perfect poise, and capability to handle any situation. And that ' s not the half of it. He has not only the appearance, but the ability to do things as well. To be firmly convinced ask any classmate to tell of Pete in class. Pete revels in debate. That silver tongue, guided by a ready brain ' s clear logic, can ex- plain, refute, and convince until the whole section, including the P, wonders why anyone has even considered a conception of the ques- tion different from Pete ' s. But Pete hasn ' t confined himself to the winning of arguments. At the expense of many a pleasant hour spent in close communion with the red comforter, Pete has made an enviable record in athletics. A MAN ' S man— is Billy Clarke. Clean- cut, thorough, of ready wit and abun- dant good nature, Billy ' s friends are many — but they are especially to be found here in the Corps — among men — where the qualities of a soldier are most quickly percei ' ed and appreciated. He can make friends among the femmes, too, as he is one of our most famous " drag- oids. " To him, dragging is an art, to be treated as such. From the Army Billy came to us; to the Army he returns, — having left with us a li -- ing conception of a good soldier and a " keen file. " He is no Napoleon; neither is he a Von Steuben, but he is possessed of those char- acteristics that go to make up a leader of men. He knows how to command without making those who serve feel they are commanded. His is a personalitx ' that engages; his is a way that wins: his is a heart — the heart of a man. Soccer (4); Boxing (4. 3, 2. 1); Cadet Choir (4, 3, 2. 1); Fishing Club (1): Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. Basketball (4. 3, 2); 100th N.ght Show (1): Color Line (3); Cadet Choir (3, 2, 1); Fishing Club (1), Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharp- shooter; Manager of Cadet Or- chestra (1); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 2, 1); Beast Detail (3, 1); Act- ing Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1). Page One Hundred JOHN ABELL CLEVELAND, JR. Senatorial, Florida Miami, Florida FREDERICK WILLIAM COLEMAN 3rd Senatorial, Georgia Washington, District of Columbia NOT as a paean of praise, nor as an enume- ration of his merits is this intended, but as a sincere attempt to portray " The Mick " as he appears to us. If this sketch appears to he of the former class it is because his foibles are few and his ' irtues many. We were first impressed with " The Mick ' s " affability and his generosity, which is often one of his faults. Then we were exasperated by his purposely illogical arguments, or per- haps, because we found no adequate defense against a tongue as quick in repartee as is his left in the ring. Beneath those evident traits there is an idealism that approaches quixotism, and causes him to lean backwards in following the edicts of his conscience. . ' nd there, gentlemen, you have the imprac- tical, lovable, laughable " Mick, " or as much of him as our limited space permits. AN Army child, Freddie thought he knew what he was getting into when he came up here. In " Beast Barracks " he admitted that he wis mistaken, but that ' s all over now. Freddie is endowed with a good hit of administrative ability, which had its first opportunity to shine Second Class " ' ear when the job of swimming manager was thrust upon him. Since then the swimmers have been his constant care and they have great admiration for him, because he is always ready to help any man on the team — even the lowliest plehe. This year Freddie ' s abil- ity to handle things well has placed the chev- rons of a sergeant-major on his sleeve. Because of a real desire and ability to get along with people both old and young Freddie makes an excellent companion. He is always glad to engage in serious conversations or arguments (on either side) and yet, too, he can lay aside heavy matters and " play the fool " with the best. Boxing (4. 1, 2. I), Numerals (4), Minor " A- (2, l):Corporal (2); Sergeant (1), Swimming, Assistant Manager (3). Manager (2. 1). Minor " A " (1); Polo (4, 3); Camp Illumina- tion Committee (1); Pointer (4. 3); Hop Manager (4); 100th Night Show (1); Color Line (3); Cadet Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Rifle Marksman: Pistol Marksman; Chairman Water Carnival (1); Battalion Sergeant Major (1). Page One Hundred One JOHN S. CONNER Senatorial, Oregon Medford, Oregon THEODORE JOHN CONWAY 5th District, California San Francisco, California EARL ' in his plebe year, this enigmatic young man was adopted by " G " Com- pany. The adopted plebeling turned out to be a veritable Jekyll and Hyde for " G " Com- pany. He was Hyde as far as discipline was concerned, but when he got into a section room, he was Jekyll as far as results were con- cerned. How he escaped being slugged remains the class mystery. His closest approach to the sublime ranks of the sluggoids was the direct result of a cheer a la Bronx episode for w hich he was silently applauded by his contempora- ries. A charter member of the perennial bucks association, he trod many a weary mile, but he never failed to maintain a cheer- ful attitude. One episode in Conner ' s cadet career will linger in the minds of his classmates always. We shall always see his clinging form on the back of a runaw ay horse, we shall never forget our useless shouted ad " ice at the moment, nor shall we e er forget how he rode under the five hundred firing point. I doubt whether he will either. ALL great men are willing to be little. " Teddy is a walking personification of that old saying about fine things and small packages. He has majored in tactics and athletics, and has also worn stars in academics. Most runts are handicapped by nature, but his is an enviable record in athletics. With one hundred and thirty-si. pounds and an inherent love for sports he has pro ' ed himself the exception both in major and minor com- petition . Modesty is his prime virtue coupled with an unfaltering sense of duty. Officially he has the force of T. N. T. or amatol; his friendship is as soothing as Aqua Velva. A pint of ice cream and a good book are his true loves. " B " Squad Boxing (1); Sunday School Teacher (3, 2. 1); Tenth Squad (2, 1); Rifle Expert. Baseball (4. 3, 2, 1). Major ' A ' (3), Soccer (1). Minor " A " (1) Actirig Corporal (3); Corpora (2); Battalion Commander (1) Page One Hundred Two AVERY JOHN COOPER, JR. 2nd District , Oregon Washington, District of Columbia DABNEY RAY CORUM llth District, Kentucky Corbin, Kentucky AJAX, " of the mighty oice, the man with the " body beautiful, " the man who plays with plebes and dominates the yearlings, was born with an insatiable desire to talk. He will talk with anyone at any time on any subject. Never has he been at a loss for some- thing to say. Never has he failed to say what he thinks . This desire to talk is not the only outstand- ing trait of Ajax " character. All of his traits are pronounced to the nth degree. Every characteristic, regardless of whether it is a weakness or a virtue, clamors with equal loud- ness for recognition. Because of these posi- tive qualities and because of the complexities of his nature, Ajax is a fit subject for the study of human character. Studying Cooper is just what we have been doing for the past four years. We find him — not perfect by any means, but a person so unusual and so novel in every respect that he has ever appeared as a source of wonder and delight. SOME four or fi e days after the rest of his les miserables had tasted the bitterness of Beast Barracks, this sturdy Kentuckian cast his lot with us, and soon stood out as fitting material for the Beast Detail. Ray hadn ' t had any military training, and the rest of us had an advantage on him. Because of his poor start, Ray ' s name was mixed thoroughly with the D ' s all plebe year. At the end of plebe year, Ray ranked so low in academics that he almost had to reach up to touch the bottom, but by the end of yearling year he was an engineer of the first water, and second class year, he missed stars by so little that it was really a shame. And this steady climb to academic success was coupled with a corresponding gain in all that is worth while in life — he even fell in love. The crown of this man ' s record of glory is yet to be placed, and no one can doubt that it will be beautiful. There never was a man more sincere, truthful, frank — and energetic. Page One Hundred Three jm IRA WHITEHEAD COR ' 23rd District, New York New York, New York JOSEPH LEONARD CO WHEY 2nd District, Connecticut New London, Connecticut BEHOLD, here we have the Oracle of " H " Company. A truly " monstrous clever fellow. " It is still spoken of in awed hushed whispers how " Smooch, " plebe year, coached the yearlings in that most dreaded of all dreadful subjects — Descrip. Of such wis- dom — Imprimatauri. Characteristically, he thought nothing of it. In his noble cranium and knobby occiput is a brain that revels orgiastically in Math, and Phil., and things technical. At times it is his wont to break forth into excruciating puns and much corus- cant and very dry wit. Not to be enticed by scholastic or military honors, Ira has pursued the even, though somewhat high, tenor of his ways, achieving solely for his own personal satisfaction rather than for a recognized stand- ing. He is wondrously outspoken and re- markably absent-minded. His chief joys are finding errors in text books, deriving his own proofs, criticizing the Academy, the officials, and the existing order of things (all of which he does well). We once placed him on a pedestal as an ideal misogynist Of late, the pedestal has crumbled deplorably, and we find him like " Esso — full of eager pov er. " MAXE ' " JOE — well, if you are speak- ing of " real fellows, " that " Maxey " is well put! Always as eager and interested with a new acquaintance as with an old friend, Joe goes along with an ease and grace that wins confidence and friendship from all alike. Joe is rather bull-headed in an argument, but most of the time he is right. He is never daunted by misfortune and has a ready laugh for every occasion, even when the fun is at his own expense. In fact, when Joe was a Plebe, it uas always hard to tell whether it was Joe or the upperclassman who was getting his " chin pulled in. " No " B. S " session would be quite complete without " Maxey " around. He is perpetually supplied with inexhaustible volumes of con- versation, no matter what the subject may be. Whether this is due to his " Yankee " inheritance from old New England or from habits acquired during a three year period in .New " ' ork City is a question we have never been able to answer. However, we do know that he has a good line of chatter and he is never without an interested audience to " listen in " whenever he wants to broadcast. Soccer Manager (3); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marksman. (4, 3); Hockey (4. 3). Numerals (4); Pointer (3. 2). Company Representative; Fish- ing Club (1); Rifle Marlcsman; Corporal (2); Sergeant (1). Page One Hundred Four mm GEORGE HAROLD CRAWFORD Senatorial, Idaho Sandpoint, Idaho JOSEPH BR ICE CRAWFORD 2nd District, Kansas Humboldt , Kansas GEORGE is a native of Idaho, is 5 feet, 8 2 inches tali and weighs 150 pounds. He learned soon after Plehe year to get his work done first and to play afterwards. His chief aim has been to get the most that West Point has to offer and he has succeeded be- cause he knows how to think and when to do it. His fa orite pastime is reading, but he writes an occasional poem — and promptly hides it. As an athlete he is far above the average and can perform well in any branch of sport. As a roommate, and a partner on any ' enture he can ' t be beat, for he has a superb personality and is disposed to make the best of circumstances. He takes few into his confidence and manages his own affairs quietly. George will go into the Service with the best wishes of a large circle of friends who have enjoyed his association, among them, his " Wife. •■■ LONG may this face bronzed by the western sun and prairie winds reflect the spirit of a heart that beats for those about him. Un- failing attention to details in his efforts to smooth the way for others wins friends for him in every direction he goes. His genius at the art of making lasting acquaintances commands the respect of all who do not know him personally. Let us hope that this char- acteristic will one day prove his fortune. Brice came to us directly from Kansas University, a full fledged Triangle, and his life here has been one of persistent effort in changing from a wistful college lad to a per- fect gentleman. But during his four years here we had the pleasure of watching his de- lightful and aggressive spirit place him among the few who have enjoyed every possible mode of cadet life. Tenth Squad (2, 1); Track (4, 3), Manager (2, I) Rifle Marksman. Pistol Marks, man; Corporal (2). Lieutenant (1). Page One Hundred Five DAVID N. CRICKETTE 13th District, Illinois Byron, Illinois DONALD CA 4ER0N CUBBISON, JR. Senatorial, Kansas Washington, District of Columbia CHIRP, ' " Crick, " " Dave, " " D. N, " ,— each one is an embodiment of talent found in few men and admired in all. He occupies in the hearts of his classmates, and more particularly those who know him well, a place of deep admiration and sincere friend- ship. His accomplishments are many — aca- demic, athletic, and — not the least — social. He was able to withstand the rarefied atmos- phere of the " Engineer " sections for a period of four long years and yet be considered a good fellow by his classmates. This is a mark of distinction well worth cherishing, and what is more surprising, he did it quite natur- ally and without affectation. In his more idle moments, and to while away the dullness of time, he would turn his hand at bridge, and at this requisite of ever-increasing importance he is unexcelled. A comrade in adversity, a companion in fun — he never hesitates to admonish or repri- mand. We are glad to call him friend. CUBBY came to West Point not forgetting that our forefathers had declared us free and independent back in 1776. As the sturdy oak in the great forest resists the tempest, so has he withstood the strain of four years ' pressure, and still retains his individuality in spite of the stamp that we all bear. The goose step has not stopped him from thinking for himself. In his younger days as a cadet Don was a great swimmer. In fact, he returned from Furlo a hero through his ability in this sport. But the dignity of his station as a first class- man, and his social obligations in our nation ' s, forced him to adopt a more aesthetic liveli- hood. Cubby is not the boisterous type, but to the contrary, excels in modesty. Neverthe- less, through years of tireless effort, he has given much and acquired no little fame in the Corps for his achievement. Whenever an order, speech, or mere statement is made which needs cheering, pro or con. Cubby can be relied upon to furnish the necessary noise. His company is most congenial, but beware of his stock of witticisms. Football (4. 3. 2); Track (4, 3) Baseball (2), Monogram (2) Tennis (1). Monogram (1) Equipment Committee (1); En- gineer Football (2). Captain (2) Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marks man; Pistol Marksman; Corporal (2); First Sergeant (1). Swimming (4, 3), Numerals (4). Monogram (3); Wildcat (1); Rifle Expert; Sergeant (1) Page One Hundred Six ARTHUR ROBERT C R 5th District, Massachusetts Haverhill, Massachusetts CHESTER ARTHUR DAHLEN 9th District, Minnesota Thief River Falls, Minnesota BOB came to us frcm the outlying districts of the Hub of the Universe, known other- wise as Boston. We had little chance of be- ing unaware of his presence because there is so much of him both in avoirdupois and per- sonality. His weight could be felt in any argument whether or not it w as on your side or on your chest. His roommates will cor- roborate. He used it too on the gridiron but untimely injuries to his knee prevented him from attaining his proper place among the football satellites. Studying was always very unpopular with him and he ' d desert any textbook any time to join in a " B.S. " session. Add some wit to that — spirit and ability to play any game and you ' ll see why we like him. Although we couldn ' t classify him exactly as a snake, he has decided tendencies in that direction which Summer Camp brought out. Cullum attracts him like a magnet, but there ' s still a greater attraction — sleep. He could always sleep in anybody ' s lecture and e en in a shelter tent at Popolopen. SUMMER CAMP — rain — tattoo — phonographs and radios in loud competi- tion — making down bed — Blooey, all lights out. Consternation and chaos. " Hey, Ches- ter, how about fixing the lights. " Chester may have been comfortably in bed but that didn ' t prevent his getting out the flashlight, fuses, and tool kit and searching out the trouble. Chester didn ' t make himself known around here until his last year. Then all of a sudden we realized that he was a Corps necessity. He first blossomed forth as chief electrician of the Dielectic Society and then was made photographic editor of The How- itzer. As a result his capabilities and warm personality are recognized, not only by " K " Company, but by the whole Corps as well. One of Chester ' s major accomplishments is the long-time record for defying the Tac ' s search for radios. Although some call him Chet, most of us call him Chester. He answers to Big Swede but when it becomes annoying by repetition, he may casually re- mind you that he is Norwegian. Football (4, 3. 2. 1); Baseball (4). Boxing (2); Wrestling (3). 100th Night Show ( I ) ; Sunday School Teacher (1); Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman; Lyric Com- poser for lOOth Night Show (I). Dialectic Society (4, 3. 2. 1). Sergeant (I) . Camp Illumination Committee (I); Howitzer Photographic Edi- tor (1); 100th Night Show (3, 2, I). Chief Electrician (I); Color Line (I); Rifle Marksman. Page One Hundred Seven JAMES LEO DALTON, 2nd 5th District, Connecticut Naugatuck, Connecticut WILLIAM FANT DAMON, JR. 3rd District, Kentucky Elkton , Kentucky HE reads Lewis Carroll and Ernest Hem- ingway in the same night. His fa ' orite record would have Paderewski on one side and Whiteman on the other. Today, he strains to make you happy, tomorrow, he passes in glumness almost saturnine, neglecting even perfunctory greeting. He will extend himself in industry, only to toss away the fruits of enterprise in one quixotic gesture. At one turn, a flash of joyful wit; at the next, cynical melancholy. Then, to further perple.x, we find this ca- pricious design set against a surprisingly re- assuring background, a second glance discloses a sincere intelligent appreciation of the signifi- cant responsibilities of life; a sympathetic human understanding; a philosophic tolerance veiling purposeful determination; and, domi- nating all, a rare sense of the proportion of things. Curious paradox, this Dalton — puzzling even to himself — holding life a linear equation of an infinite number of ariables, solvable only by trial and error. THE silent lo er from Kentucky, the land of fair belles, quiet and unassuming as he is. brought with him all the etiquette and pol- ished manners of the South. Perhaps that is why he is so unintentionally successful with the " weaker " sex, or is it the attributes of the " Grecian Profile " As we would expect Bill is quite an eques- trian and spends much of his time at polo and riding. And speaking of horses, we might say that Bill has more " horse sense " than the a erage indi idual. We would not class him as a " file-boner " in the true sense of the word, but rather as a " keen-file. " But that unassuming and quiet manner did not mark him as a potential Regi- mental Supply Ofiicer. However, when the Academic department had been foiled, persis- tent effort, hard work, and above all efficiency would not be denied. Hence, we find him deserting the ranks of the " bucks " in First Class Year. But it was not always hard work, for Damon would take time out for a general " B. S. " session, in which he could even put " Baron Munchausen " to shame. Track (4. 3, 2); Cross Countrv (4. 3, 2. 1). Numerals (4). Mono- gram (3); Swimming (4); Cath- olic Choir (1); Sunday School Teacher (3, 2); Rific Sharpshoot- er; Pistol Marksman; Wildcat (1); Corporal (2). Football (4), Lacrosse (4); Polo (2, 1); Rifle Expert; Captain and Regimental Supply Officer (1). Page One Hundred Eight WILLIAjVI JOSEPH DANIEL 2nd District , Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana JOHN J. DANIS 3rd District, Ohio Pittsfield, Massachusetts A SOUTHERN gentleman of the modern as well as the old school. Always boost- ing all things Southern, but mainly the South- ern women and Southern climate. Business training before his Cadet days fitted him with a methodical procedure that has stood him in good stead in all departments at West Point. His " dis, " tactics, and aca- demic records are proofs of this statement. Serious when the occasion demands, and equally gay and carefree at other times, this Louisiana lad never becomes greatly ruffled over any task whether it be academic, mili- tary, or social. He gives everything his best, whether it be a mathematical problem or a new shag step. BilTs sense of fair play, his ability to take or play a joke, his cackling laugh, his lo -e of hot music — all these qualities go a long way toward making him liked by e ' ery one who knows him . HE ' S called " Demo " because of a well- known ability for acquiring such fax ' ors from the Tactical Department. Although he has never been slugged, at times it seemed almost certain that he was due for a jaunt on the pavements. Perhaps it ' s the luck of the Irish, for J . is a true Irishman. You need only see him to know it. Rumor has it that " Demo " once cherished hopes of becoming a Cavalryman, but we are inclined to doubt that, for " Demo " won ' t mind telling you that if the Cavalry would only mechanize it would be a fine branch — for somebody else. It ' s a safe bet that the Corps of Engineers will claim him, for J. has been wearing stars ever since we can remem- ber, and that with a maximum of time spent boning fiction — any kind or anybody ' s, as long as it was fiction and not a text. Withal he has alw ays been w illing to put aside fiction or text to help others with problems or through the maze of academics . Howitzer (4); Pointer (4); Fish- ing Club (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1) . Stars; C C. Q, Ni Fourth Class Christmas; Corporal (3); Corporal (2) tenant (1). , Eve. Acting Page One Hundred Nine WILLIAM ORLANDO 4th District , Arkansas Fort Smith, Arkansas DARBY CARL DARNELL, JR 1st District, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana NOBODY was more surprised than I was when they made me a Captain. " Therein lies a tale of high humor. Picture, if you will, a newly made Captain marching back to summer camp with a heavy heart immediately after the new make list had been published believing himself to be a first class buck. He still believed it until threatened with the third pail of water. However, Bill made no bones about it and admitted that he would work his hardest to keep his chevrons even if they did move him into " I " Company and break up the famous house of Shinherger, Darby, and Beeler. Now as you all know, a Cadet Captain im- ported into gross old " I " Company has the good wishes of exactly nobody, including the Department of Tactics, but Cap ' n Bill made himself at home — a la Roman style — and e en took one of the incorrigibles for a wife. As for vices, he has a baby sister for whom he blows soap bub bles full of smoke; a hobby of buying Virginia ferry boats; and, involun- tarily though it may have been, was born in Arkansas. FEW of us have suspected, and all of us have been ungrateful to — the " Rumor Man. " As plebes Carl got us leave, and a trip to the Stanford game; as yearlings, clothed us in " shorts. " Since Second Classmen de- serve bigger things, we went to Harvard on the Le ' iathan. Now it ' s furlough with pay. For every rumor you ever relished these good four years, we point the finger of accusation at last, straight at the fertile source. A second accusation could follow, apropos perennial keen-filers. But Criminology is right; victims as a rule do not complain. Thirty-three will remember Carl best as its man-about- town. New York? Naught but an open book to him, who in a few minutes could advise, what show to see, what music to hear, and, for that matter, what, what to what. Cool and gracious, gentlemanly and popu- lar, Carl has been our leader in tact and opinion. And: " Thanks for those skags! ' Soccer (4), Numerals (4); Hop Manager (4. 3.2); Cadet Choir (4.3,2. 1); Bugle Notes (3, 2, 1). Editor (1); Rifle Sharpshooter: Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1). Suimniing (4, 3, 2), Numerals (4); Class Equipment Commit- tee (1); Wildcat (1). Page One Hundred Ten mt DOUGLAS CHARLES DAVIS Army San Francisco, California HOY D. DAVIS 10th District, Indiana Gary, Indiana DOUG is a man of action. One who ap- proaches any task in a brisk, business- like manner, with an easy assurance and well- founded confidence in his own ability to handle the situation. As a result of these in- herent capabilities, Doug is highly depend- able, and not averse to having a try at any- thing once. He is well known for a cheery disposition. At times it bubbles over in a wave of pure mis- chief, but to date no material damage has re- sulted from such outbursts. As soon as the ban was lifted at Recognition, Doug came forth as a full-fledged snake. He has followed this line of endeavor so success- fully ever since that his statement, " I got a letter from my girl, " invariably brings forth the query, " Which girl in which city? " In his odd moments Doug is given to a number of various occupations among which the most interesting have been: solving world and local problems to his own satisfaction, singing and playing the ukelele (a flash-back to Hawaiian days); coaching Plebes at foot- ball; and shooting a pistol, which brought re- peated death to the celluloid birds of a prac- tice set and much annoyance to the Barracks Policeman w ho swept up the expended pellets. IN academic work, in sports — in all life ' s activities there is a system. If you do not believe it. watch Hoy. Though cool and methodical in everything he does, he possesses an admirable sort of indifference that would be hard to duplicate. It is that indifference, if such it may be called, which enables him to so readily adapt himself to most any situa- tion or occasion. He is ever ready to lend a capable helping hand where it is needed, and his coaching has been called for many times during the past four years. Hoy ' s love for books other than text books has, however, placed a dim haze on the " castles " which might have been his. Although athletic ac- tivities have not featured in his work here, his interest and ability in them is far from lacking. From the fairer sex as well as from his own, Hoy ' s personality always attracts favorable comment and a desire for his friend- ship. Football (4. 3. 2): Baskcthall (4); Pistol (3, 2); Coach. Plebe Football (1); Stars (4). Rifle Ex- pert; Pistol E. pert; Acting Cor- poral (3); Corporal (2). Lieuten- ant (1). Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marks- man. Sergeant (1) . Page One Hundred Eleven JM CHESTER BRADDOCK DEGA RE New Jersey National Guard Red Bank, New Jersey ALTON A. DENTON 3rd District, Tennessee Saddy, Tennessee CHET is his nickname — short for Chester. His nici name, like his character, em- bodies the sterling characteristics of young America. If ever there was a man with the manliness of a man yet the kindness of the heart of a woman, you see him here. In him one will find the freshness and simplicity of a child, yet the reason and experience of a man. His is a mi.xed temperament, alternately high spirited and low-spirited, but his moods are expressed by his actions so one knows just in what mood he is at all times. Athletically inclined, he has no use for the red-comforter man and often denounces vehemently the " Do-Nothings. " His heart travels a stormy sea and up to this writing has found no haven of calm waters upon which to launch its ship of matrimony. ALTON ALEXANDER DENTON after four years at West Point is still firmly conxinced that Sunny Tennessee is the only place for him. He is a true child of the sun so when the wind whistles in blind fury he sometimes wonders why he e ' er left the Uni- versity of Tennessee for West Point. After all, both schools have excellent football teams. Alton worries little and naps much. For the multitudinous courses forced upon us by that Spartan mother. West Point, he has, with one exception, little interest. That ex- ception is law, in which he is enough interested to read volume after volume and to rank near the top of his class. Alton ' s only vices are Nietzsche and Scho- penhauer. He spends a good deal of time with these and a few others, and gets good results. He has become so philosophical that e ' en the Department of Tactics cannot arouse him to more than momentary outbursts of righteous indignation. Football (4. 3), Baseball (4), Lacrosse O. 2. 1). Monogram (2); Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1), Minor " A " (1); Captain Goat Football (2); Sergeant (1). Page One Hundred Twelve mtg GABRIEL POILLON DISOSWAY 13th District, Texas Wichita Falls. Texas DWIGHT DIVINE. II 27th District. New York Ellenvillc. New York THE memorable first day of July, 1929. brought to West Point a problem that California, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas in turn had tackled unsuccessfully and then passed on. How could the unsuspecting Beast Detail ha ' e known? They too attacked the problem only to be set back on their heels. But eventually they recovered, and for one month nearly held their own. After four years. Gabe is little changed. Whether it be " tails " and societys " 400, " or an old undershirt and " the muckers, " Gabe is always the same. When conditions warrant, he can gripe the loudest. When they are reversed, his cheers are lustiest. If there is a dragging party, look for him in the front. If there is a writ, look for him in bed. Gabe ' s philosophy is brief but comprehen- sive — make a million dollars, go places, and do everything. To understand him, only one simple fact need be known. Four years ago. he entered the Military Academy and immed- iately a depression struck the entire world! QUIET. reser ed, and persevering, Dwight attacks his tasks and overcomes them gracefully. His most interesting task is his most difficult one, and he depends on pluck rather than luck to complete it. Ever since we swung on the flying rings in Iron Mike ' s gym classes, Dwight expressed an intense enthusiasm for aviation; with the result that he spent his furlough at an air field, and his few spare moments, at the Academy, in toil- ing over airplane models whose perform- ance at least justified his life-long ambition. Dwight ' s cool head and clear mind should be put to a good use in the Air Corps. The mechanical side of the man, however, is balanced by. or rather crowned with, a social grace of simple dignity that is fascinat- ing. His wit. logic, common sense, and ex cellent English make him stand out in social functions, classroom recitations — or e en in the famous bull sessions of 541 . To describe this man is to praise him; and the more we think of his personality, sportsmanship, and integrity of character, the happier we are to know that we will live in the same world, serve in the same army, and fight for the same principles even after graduation Track 14. 3. 21. Gvmnasucs (4). Mucker (3. 2. 1), Fishing Cluh (U. Rifle Marksman. Pistol 100th Night Show (4. 3. 1). Fish- ing Club (1); Instructor (3). Rifle Marksmanship; Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Marksman Paf,e One Hundred Thirteen EDGAR COLLINS DOLEMAN National Guard Washington. District of Columbia C ' RUS ABDA DOLPH, III Senatorial, Oregon Portland, Oregon IN summing up this distinguished character, who has proved to be a most delightful companion, may it be said that he conquers who works hard; he u ins the race who always keeps a reserve. Ed has that happ ' faculty of doing things v, ell with a minimum of effort — he may be a little late in finishing a task but he finishes it — eventually. His reserve of energy is always large. To him love is a very serious business, so serious to be his sine qua non. And when he forgets to do many of the little tasks con- nected with this little bit of Heaven we know that he is thinking of something else — and who can say that he is wrong? But loyal comrade and eager friend that he is, the pleasure of know ing him has been great, and will remain a treasure through all the years. THE first bout this afternoon w ill be w ith foils , " and so Cy Dolph, manager extraordinary of the Army ' s fencing squad, makes known to all and sundry the what ' s, who ' s and wherefore s of that noble art. Sec- ond Class year, there being a dearth of man- agers, he was forced to assume management of the squad, and ipso-facto, Secretary-Treas- urershipof the Intercollegiate Fencers Associa- tion. Dolph had a duel of his own to fight with the Academic Department before ever he could consider accompanying the fencing squad to the Intercollegiates (or of lending a kick to the Army ' s soccer attack). How- ever, he did win — and that ' s characteristic of Cy. Take away the hazards and you take away the fun of playing the old game of life. As to his other characteristics — ask any member of the fencing squad who withered under his caustic comments conducted under the head of " The Fencing Bulletin " — they ' ll vouch (grudgingly of course) for his mental agility. The lad has got a wit (Sunday night excepted) and everybody except the plebes will tell you he ' s mighty good hearted. Not too serious, in a way — efficient, and an abund- ancy of heart — Cy Dolph. Lacrosse (3, 2). Numerals (2) Howitzer (4); Fishing Club (1) Rille Marksman. Soccer (4.3,2.1). Numerals (4), Minor " A " (2, 1): Fencing (4. 3. 2. 1). Numerals (4). Minor " A " (2, 1), Manager (2, I ); Secretary- Treasurer. Intercollegiate Fenc- ing Association (2): Y. M C. A. (4. 3, 2. I). Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gun Sharpshooter; Pis- tol Marksman; Sergeant (1) Page One Hunuitd Fourlecn wnt HAROLD COOPER DONNELLY New York National Guard Auburn, New York ROBERT HURLBURT DOUGLAS Senatorial, Pennsylvania Swarthmore, Pennsylvania HAROLD COOPER, -Lovin ' Sam, " " Hal, ■■ " Don, " " Woman-hater, " " Ace, " " Spu- mone, " " Happy " Donnelly, to give the name in full, the most nick-named man of ' 33. It sounds like a one-man aristocracy, and is, yet " Happy " is probably the outstanding figure ot our little group. Four years of sharing our trials have had no eftect on the Donnelly laugh, nor have morning reports and those other privileges of all enviable first sergeants been able to wrinkle the Donnelly brow. When Sam took a week-end leave one watched the morning papers. When Sam re- cited, no dog dared bark, for " spec " at its best was inevitably in the offing. And when Sam donned those " cit-clothes " one fully expected to see skyscrapers arise, and to hear the rumble of Fifth Avenue ' s plying buses. Di iding men into dreamers, thitikers, and doers, Hal is the doer. Personality plus hard common sense, optimism plus hard work, im- perturbable self-confidence plus a happy scorn for worry best summarize the man. BECAUSE of his candid expression of his likes and dislikes it is not difficult to know Doug s character. Because of his social na- ture it does not take long to get acquainted with him and he has won the admiration of a host of friends throughout the Corps. Doug ' s interest in athletics never dwindled despite the almost insurmountable obstacles at times offered by the academic departments. However, at the auspicious moment Doug dominated his studies and managed to devote his undivided attention and ardent enthus- iasm to his favorite sport, lacrosse. When on the field of play he emanated to his com- rades an indomitable spirit and an obsti- nacy, characteristic of greater determination. Douglas has been a real soldier at the Acad- emy and seems particularly adapted to the hard soldiering of the branch of his choice — The Infantrv. Track (4. 3. 2. 1) ; Cross Country (3, 2): Class Election Commit- tee (1); Color Line (3); Catholic Choir (4. 3. 2, 1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Corporal (2); First Ser- geant (1). mgClul. .IrH 1), Major " A " :, I), Numer- I .ir (4. 3);Fish- V sharpshooter: I, Sergeant (I). Page One Hundred Fifleen ELLSWORTH B. DOWNING 6th District, Arkansas Stuttgart, Arkansas WALTER A DOWNING Senatorial, Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma EB came here not know ing w hat he was en- countering. Apparently he was more than equal to all the difficulties. Plebe year he was at a disadvantage because of a lack of prep school spec. His propensity for con- scientious hard work and application soon put him in the star dust w here he has been trailing ever since. His equanimity of temper and unfailing potence have not only made for him and unusually large circle of friends but also have failed to make for him a single enemy. His most difficult question has always been the choice between his conscientious sense of duty and being a keen file. Nevertheless good fellowship is always a rule with him; thus the T. D. saw fit to make him only a lieuten- ant, as he was too keen a file to be a company commander. A steadfast friend and sympa- thetic, helpful roommate. Here ' s hoping he makes as much of a success of his entire career as he has of his four years at the Point, and undoubtedly he will. CONTRAR ' l ' to an old tradition concerning Oklahoma, Don is not a " goat. " Though he doesn ' t " hive ' a lesson " cold " in one glance, without too much work he was usually seen in those sections where men wear stars. For relaxation he loves to argue — hell take either side of any question and con ince you that your point of view is not the only one. But best he loves the glare of foot lights; his contributions, both on and off the stage, ha ' e done much in bringing about the success of the many shows he worked in. In fact, so well does he sing and dance that a voice of authority once said he brought Broadway to West Point. Very conscientious, he does whate ' er he sets out to do and does it well. His determination and diligent application to the task at hand are sure to bring him success in whatever he decides to do. Wrestling (4, 3, 2. 1), Numerals (4). Minor " A ' C 2); Honor Com- mittee (1); Fishing Club (1); Tenth Squad (3); Rifle Sharp- shooter " Pistol Sharpshooter Beast Detail (1); Acting Cor- poral (3); Corporal (2). Lieuten- ant (1). Summer Squad Polo (3); Camp Illumination Committee (1); Howitzer (4); 100th Night Show 14, 3, 2. 1); Color Line (4, 3, 1), Chairman (1), Fishing Club (1): Tenth Squad (2), Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Marksman; Dia- lectic Society {4, 3, 2, 1), Secre- tary (1); Cadet Orchestra (4, 3); Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2); Sergeant (1), Page One Hundred Sixteen WILLIAM FIELD DUE 2ncl District , California Roscville. California CHARLES GOLDING DUNN 1st District, Utah Ogden, Utah WITH a name subjected to many ill-con- ceived puns — chiefly the one about the appearance of so many " do ' s " " on the daily gazette (and not forgetting the inevitable " billet-doux ' " ) — Dewey has much to live up to. Let it be said here and now that his prismatic character, reflecting and dissemi- nating as it does every color in the old rain- bow of life, fully indicates the many and variegated shades of meaning derived from his name. Color attracted him here: too much of the gray during the first three years made him chafe at the bit somewhat; but this last year — bringing with it the aurora of the great flood of light and color of the life beyond — has made him realize there ' s a good deal of color even in the gray. So in spite of all — since he is a California man and a bonecrusher (he rassels); a student of philosophies and a master of the British Science — this little old world likes Bill Due, cause he has a liking for it. IT takes a long time to know Chuck: but once one has been admitted to the fold of his friendship, he will have no truer friend. We knew from little rumors that floated through the company, and from what we had noticed on week-ends, that Chuck got along pretty well; and it s not at all surprising to us. His reserved but pleasant manner is fascinat- ing, and his easy conversation quite enjoy- able. Chuck is quiet, steady, and well liked among his comrades in the far-corners of North Barracks. He is dependable even un- der unexpected circumstances — as one of the grads knows . We have known him as a classmate and more intimately as a room-mate; and we feel well qualified to commend him to anyone as a friend. Cross Countrv (3. 2); Rifle (3.2). Monogram (3); T H, E F, (2); Howitzer (4. 1). Biography Edi- tor (1). Cadet Choir (4, 3, 2, I); Tenth Squad (4. 3. 2): Rifle Ex- pert; Pistol Marksman: Acting Corporal (3); Corptiral (2), Sup- ply Sergeant (1). Page One Hundred Seventeen MORRIS O. EDWARDS 2nd District, Utah Salt Lake City. Utah EDWARD SPALDING EHLEN 2nd District, Maryland Towson, Maryland A FAST, graceful lunge, a thrust — " Touch " — won by Edwards, Army. Besides be- ing one of the mainstays of the Army fencing team for three years, Eddie brought back an epee championship from the intercollegiates as his part in bringing fame to his Alma Mater. Mo always has a cheerful word and a play- ful gesture for his associates. Keeping most of his thoughts to himself, his contacts with those about him are mostly of a matter-of- fact nature. He is never found wanting when a favor is asked and has that unusual quality of failing to claim the credit due him hut allowing others to discover it for themselves. Eddie is a lover of good books, and is him- self a writer of no mean ability of both prose and verse. Showing a tenacity of purpose and an abil- ity to single out what is really important he will be a great help to any undertaking in which he is given a part. ACR ' in the div of " Sporty, " and Ehlen is off in a second, without thought of studies or a possible inspection. Ed is ready for anything at any time of day or night, whether it be a boodle fight, a drag, a bridge game or to help a friend in academics. Ed has always been quite a snake, but only once has he dragged a femme for any length of time — that was when he P.S. ' d Miss Springfield for six months. Among his other activities, " Sporty " holds the championship of one of our minor sports, " Ping Pong. " He has issued a standing challenge to all comers. No matter how little he may have, this man will always give you half — and the big- ger half, at that. Under a rather brusque ex- terior Ed conceals a generous heart and not only a generous one, but a stout one too — this man is a fighter. Track (4. 1, 1); Fencing (4. 3, 2. n. Majur ■■, ' (3): Minor " A " 12). H.nviccr (4, 1). Organiza- tion Ediu.r (1): Cadet Choir (4. 3. 2, 11, Rillc Marksman; Acting Corporal U); Supply Sergeant (1). A B ; Fishing Cluh (1); Rifle Ex- pert; Pistol Marksman; Ches! Club (4. 3, 2, 1). Page One Hundred Eighteen gH FRANK LAURENCE ELDER 5th District, South Carolina Kershaw, South Carolina ROLAND ARTHUR ELLIOTT, JR. Ibth District, New York Bethlehem, Pennsylvania FRANK came to us. a hit autochthonous and intent on working his way through college. Frank was not much of a novelty. Autochthony was common here, and a lot of the boys were getting through on their own hook. As a plebe Frank was normal. He caught glasses sometimes and hell often, and did the usual things plebes do, without the upper class finding it out, too often. But yearling year revealed to him the advantages of the " the system " ' and Frank ' s countenance be- came a bit more stony, and to the plebes he assumed the acidic qualities of a brine-soaked gherkin because of his matutinal inspections in the company sinks. Second class year Frank ' s cheerfulness re- instated itself. He was dragging regularly to the polka-mazurkas and as regularly stood up anyone selecting the eleventh, twelfth, or thirteenth hops for a trade, because — something about the balcony reminded him of the Lucky Strike plant in S. C. First Class. And the scepter of company factotum (supply sergeant to you) was given into his hands. However, his greatest tribu- lation was not in counting tent pins, but in refraining from using the supply department ' s axe on the head of his room-mate. OUR " Cowboy " just can ' t assume a dole- ful attitude. Life is too happy an affair, except when the " boodle-book " can ' t be found or there is no mail on his desk after lunch. But even these are minor incidents, for he was able to smile after losing five days ' Christmas Lea " e because of a Spanish turn-out writ. " Boy — this time next week. " How well that expresses Cowboy ' s view of life. He has plumbed the depths, in the field of English composition, and ascended the heights on the Saturday afternoon that he received a telegram before the football game started. It was in- spiration. But the sterling quality — the fact that he always buys shoe polish when it is his turn, and always has an extra stamp when we have forgotten them — is a trait of character dear to Cowboy ' s roommates. He is the wife we ' ll arrange to meet at the Astor after the Navy game each ' ear. Baseball (4, 3. 2. 1). Numerals (4); Fishing Club (I); Rifle Marksman; Corporal (2); Com- pany Supply Sergeant (i). Football M. •). 2, I). Nu ll.l i.iiUhM In 1 . |; III. Marks- al l2l. Sergeant (I). Page One Hundred iKineleen JONAS A. ELY 25th District. Pennsylvania Claysville. Pennsylvania JEAN EVANS ENGLER 3rd District, Kentucky Louisville. Kentucky BILL with his deliberate, self-assertive mannerisms and sturdiness of frame and friendship re-creates about himself theglamour and freedom of the days of young America, when pioneers strode off into the forests of Pennsylvania, to conquer new lands in spite of all hardships. Bill is endowed w ith all the attributes of his not so ancient ancestors and has altered these virtues to fit modern situa- tions. The quickness and alertness of mind that every pioneer needed has been carried on to Jonas and he has taken full advantage of these mental powers in academic pursuits and in appreciation of others. Even though he has just missed wearing stars on his collar for four years we find them twinkling in his eyes which are always ready to smile and make friends. Never hurried or flustered and always abounding in mental as well as physical poise, we find Bill a restful and refreshing companion to have around. In fact those of us who know him would describe Bill as being a ery like- able fellow. A MONG his intimate friends at the Acad- emy, Engler was known as " Igloo. " In some indescribable fashion, this nickname seemed to fit his personality. Engler was ever an indifferent, carefree person while at West Point. And yet. together with this easy-going attitude toward life, he would take an active interest in anything which held a personal appeal for him, whether it was box- ing, track, or the study of Electricity. An outstanding characteristic of Jean was his quiet, yet sparkling humor. Never taking anything too seriously, he could see the hu- morous side of any situation. " Igloo " had a remarkable ability to judge other peoples ' character. Although a little too ironical toward human nature, he had the capability of reading betw een the lines of any statement, whether made by a politician, football coach, or classmate. Wrestling (4. 3). Numeral (4). Rifle (4); Howitzer (4), Engineer Football (2); Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman; Acting Corporal O) : Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1) track (2. 1); Cross Country (2. 1); Boxing U. 3, 2); Tennis (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marks- man; Sergeant (1). Page One Hundred Twenty ROB IX BRUCE EPLER bth District, Kansas Norton, Kansas GRAYDON CASPER ESSMAN 4th District, Missouri St. Joseph. Missouri TALL, dark, and han dsome. This well- worn phrase aptly describes our quiet man from the prairies of Kansas. He is gifted with many superlatives. Not only is he the tallest man in our class but he is by far the best basketball player and hurdler in the Academy. His perseverance is w ithout equal in this institution, for he has struggled through three turn-out writs, two of w hich came Plebe Christmas. Furthermore, he has risen from an indifferent second class buck to a lieutenant w ithout any apparent effort. It took a keen- ly-obser ant tac to fathom his quiet unassum- ing nature and see a man of real military ability. Also any man who can live w ith two roommates such as he has had to put up w ith for four years, with a minimum of knock- down, drag-outs, deserves some sort of a medal along with his gold bars upon gradua- tion. ESS is a man of two conflicting natures as directly opposite as the poles. One mo- ment he is gay and carefree and slightly given to a mild form of ridicule: and the next he is plunged into a serious mood that almost bor- ders on melancholy. The changes are at times so sudden that to one who is not ac- quainted with him Ess presents an unsolvable puzzle. We suspect that the serious side represents Ess ' s true nature, and that his laughter often hides a troubled mind. For he has convic- tions that he follows with a definite purpose, and from which no amount of persuasion can sway him. When once convinced, Ess clings to his ideas and will tlefend them with a dog- ged determination. Ess has a wide fund of knowledge — medicine principally. His years of college training have given him a breadth of view that has helped him through many difficult situations; and several academic instructors will testify to the fact that he can talk at length on any topic assigned, whether he has studied the lesson or not. Basketball (4, 3.2,1). Numerals (4), Major " A ' (3, 2. 1): Track (4, 2, 1), Numerals (4). Major " A " (2. 1); Captain of Basket- hall (I); Lieutenant (1). Page One Hundred Twenty-one RO ' TRIPP EVANS, JR. 3rd District, Rhode Island Pawtucket, Rhode Island THOMAS BOWES EVANS lOth District, Kentucky Pikesville, Kentucky SLEEVES rolled up, head thrust out, eighty thousand people yelling as Bus goes through to take out some interference. Is that Bus s style at home, crashing, forcing through. Not by a long shot. Mighty square guy, and a good-natured, easy-going mighty pleasant friend. He has been around " M " Company four y ears now and ue ha ' e yet to see him really angry. Maybe that is because no one cares to take any chances ith such ■weight and strength as Bus carries around. But anyone who knows " M " Com- pany will doubt that reason. It must be his disposition. The " Pawtucket Times ' will always bring back Buster to us. And that decidedly down- east accent will be hard to forget. Does any- one forget, " Hammer, hammer, gang[ " I guess Bus is pretty well " seweLl up " in our memories of West Point. BOWES, TOM to you, came to us from the hinterland of Kentucky. He came with unbounded self-confidence and determination to take all the world had to offer. His ana- lytic common sense has stood him in good stead during his sojourn here. He has undergone a considerable metamor- phosis from a " local boy " to a man of the world, dur ing which he has lost none of his keen sense of humor nor his good judgment. His greatest delight is the purchase and wear of " cit " clothes. Spats, cane, and derby bear out our impression of a business king. Nickel perhaps His views are certainly definite, at times too definite, but, nevertheless, he sticks to his point with doggedness. He is a combination of naive youth and bland sophisticate — a mix- ture, remarkable as well as extremely refresh- ing. Football (4. 3. 2, I), Numerals (4), Major " A " (3, 2, 1); Basket- ball (4, 3): Track (4, 3, 2); Cor- poral (2): Color Sergeant (1). Fencing n , .Assistant Manager Tennis (!l, t ' .vnikhiina (!); T, H, E. F, (21 inOih Nitiht Show (2. I); Color Line (4), RiHe Sharp- shooter; Pistol Marksman Page One Hundred Ttrenty-lwo fflk GORDON MILO E LER Army Confluence, Pennsylvania FREDERIC HENRY FAIRCHILD 32nd District, New York Lowvillc, New York AND this is " The Little Brown Bear. " What can we say about him that won ' t mai e his head swell? Well, just look at him. ' ou never saw such a jolly, good-natured, all-round " keen file " in your life; always in a good humor, always laughing. And you ought to hear him yodel. It makes you w ish you were sliding down the Matterhorn. He is just Iaz ' enough to suit his own de- sires, hut when he wants to buckle down, watch him go. Didn ' t he get out of the last Ordnance writs He is a whiz-bang on a saxophone, and as long as he is able to cart one around, he ' ll never starve to death. Everything he ever had he worked for. He was appointed from the ranks, and is admir- ably suited for a successful career in the Army. SLICK, — the name seems to imply slick hair or a carci shark; actually it means neither. However, we couldn ' t call him Frederic for four years as there was a Fred in the room; so he became " Slick " despite his straight for- ward manner and a shock of dark curly hair that most femmes would like so well to possess. An outstanding characteristic of this man that has won for him so many friends is his genuine concern for the feelings of others. He never does that which might hurt another, but goes out of his way to lend a helping hand. Rather than being one who flashes brilliant- ly at the outset only to quickly fade away like a falling star, Slick has remained in the ascend- ancy, never stagnant, but always forging ahead to more accomplishments. This char- acteristic, coupled with his absolute depend- ability to do promptly and efficiently the job ahead of him, makes Slick what we all hope to be — a true soldier and an excellent man. lOOth Night Show (4,3,2); Color Line (4. 3); Rifle Marksman; Cadet Orchestra (4, 3, 2);. Gymnastics (4); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter: Pistol Marlvsman; Sergeant (1); A.B. Page One Hundred Tuvnty-lhree - JOHN WILLIAM FERRLS At Large Ahindon. Illinois KENNETH E. FIELDS 13th District. Indiana Elkhart. Indiana ARE you interested in personalities Here is the most admirable one that my four years at West Point have disclosed. You ha ' e only to meet Johnnie to become immed- iately aware that something unusually good and interesting has been missing from your life. Men admire his ability to cope with every situation in the unique and correct fashion that is singularly his. He is both a good fellow and an efficient soldier, both ad- mirable things to be. yet hard to combine. The beauty of it all is that he isn ' t the least conceited about anything, though he has both reason and right to be conceited about everything. My life has been made richer through my association with him. I feel sure you will feel the same way when you know him. KEN is extraordinary. Cast him in a den of lions and he ' d have them eating from his hand; set him down in a drawing room and he ' d charm everyone with his naturalness. Ken is blessed with remarkable qualities and yet is so unassuming and natural that one is unaware of his unusualness. A glance at his great square jaw and one begins to suspect his strength. ' VV ' atch him accomplishing the most difficult tasks with ease and one begins to suspect his ability. See him driving first sec- tions and one begins to wonder if this man can really be a human being even as you or I. His sturdy body has borne the brunt of many an Army attack on Yale, Harvard and Notre Dame. He rules the Corps with an iron hand and yet has a smile for everyone. He likes to read and the girls love to dance the " Indiana hop " with him. He ' s not a genius because he ' s too human but he ' s a great guy. lOOth Night Show (4); Cadet Choir (4. 3, 2. 1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; F ' istol Marksman; A B ; B A ; Acting Corporal (3); Cor- poral (2); First Sergeant (U. Koothall (4. 3. 2. 1), Numerals (4). Major " A " (3, 2. 1); Base- hall (4. 3. 2. I). Numera ls (4); Class President (3); Class Ath- letic Representative (1), Honor Committee (1); Eioard of Gover- nors (I); Equipment Committee (1). Stars (4, 3. 2); Color Line (4), Rifle Expert; Pistol Marks- man . Corporal Rum Dum Squad ; Acting Corporal (3). Corporal (2); First Captain (1) Page One Hundred Twenty-four Hdk WALTER A. FLECKENSTEIX 4th District, Minnesota St. Paul . Minnesota RANDOLPH WHITIXG FLETTER Senatorial. L ' tah Salt Lake City, L ' tah WE ' VE followed the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of Wally for four long years and at e ery test he s shown greater ability to come through. If e erything else failed, that efficacious smile would carry him through a majority of situations because Min- nesota s curly-headed contribution back in " 2Q brought along a smile that e en beast barracks couldn ' t erase. He ' s the sort of a fellow who digs up boodle for his roommate or tends to the rigging in Hundredth Night shows with equal nonchalance and v illing- ness. ' Tis rumored that he ' d be a " grease monkey " just for the chance of hanging around airplanes hut we know better than that — the Virginia trip left him too air-minded to be contented on the ground. THIS is Cap ' n Flexure, who dro e " L " Company for a year and by reason of an excellent voice, often pinch-hitted for the Adjutant — receiving the Corps ' applause. A man ' s man — one of the few who has fast friends from ocean to ocean, and from the First Captain to the lowest " Buck. " Bill is kind to everyone, and what is a great boon, considerate of others ' wants before his owri are satisfied. He will drag for you, fight you or for you, argue about anything, play any sport, and end by giving you his last shirt. He is not a snake, but Cullum has seen him on many occasions, and always with a 3 0. A real gentleman and filled with pride in doing his job well. We hope the Army is small enough so that we may see him often and enjo - his priceless personality. Baseball (2); Hockey (4). Pistol (3); Camp Illutnination Commit- tee (I). Pointer (4, 3. 2); lOOth Night Show (4. 3. 2, I); Color Line (3, 1). Fishing Club (1); Tenth Squad (4), Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Sharpshooter; Field Artillery Gunner (1); Marks- manship Instructor (I); Acting Cxirporal (3) . Football 14). Track (4); Fencing (4); Pistol (5, 2). Rifle Sharp- shooter, Pistol Marksman; Act- ing Corporal (3), Corporal (2). Captain (1). Page One Hundred Twenty-five THOMAS deN ' SE FL ' NN Presidential New York, New York MARSHALL WOODRUFF FRAME 3rd District, West Virginia Buckhannon, West Virginia BEHOLD the class ' s sleepiest man! He preceded our class here by one year, hut his work interfered with his sleep, so when ' 33 reported, we found him waiting for us with that never absent grin of his. In the privi- leged rank of a turn-back, he lorded it over us during plebe year, but we fixed that up during yearling summer camp with the neatest dragging in our class history. Out of his four and a half years at the Acad- emy, a conservative estimate shows that he slept three of them. He had another weak- ness, reading. But alas! instead of reading weird tales from hydraulics, he read weird tales from the nearest news stand. He developed one day during his second class year a profound interest in farming, and he directed his best efforts along that line for the rest of his cadet days. He even sub- scribed to farm magazines, one of which cost him every bit of twenty-five cents a year. We may expect to find him, in the future, in charge of his organization ' s farming acti ' ities. He plans to steal a march on the Na y b - marrying an admiral s daughter after gradua- tion. All of which leads his biographer to de- clare that there should be a rule against the class cup going to a future admiral. AT the tender age of twenty years, Frame snapped the ties that bound " him to West Virginia Wesleyan, and journeyed north with a responsibility that is not yours nor mine to speak about. Marty, who possessed no great propensity for discipline, blossomed forth in clocklike regularity with mutiny and rebellion which took the form of grim wit, with malice aforethought, against his jailers. Indeed, many times, his life has been placed in danger by those who negligently left themselves open to his practical jokes and have sought retalia- tion in fitting magnitude. It is a matter of doubtful concern that Frame could have com- pleted the course at West Point, academic or otherwise, without the teachings of his uncle, of whom he makes frequent reference. Frame will never grow old, and for the future, whether it be at blackjack, in a ball- room, or on the battlefield, we predict a vic- tory for him . Pasic One Hundred Tuvnl HH ROBERT BEALL FRANKLIN 17th District, Ohio Newark, Ohio BALLS, you remember, came to us with all his lovable avoirdupois and smiling rosy cheeks, but takes away only the cheeks. How he kept intact his rotundity through the length of plebe year is explainable only by his sincerity in cooperating with the upperclass- men in their unremitting efforts to keep every muscle tense day and night. But when recog- nition came and Balls once unlaxecl, the abat- toir of summer camp quickly took its toll and the metamorphosis left him the athletic shape which you can see if you turn to the " F " Company picture, unless Bob ' s natural reti- cence has urged him into the back ground like a duikerbok. Another thing helping to formu- late this shape was Ball ' s wonderful fortune in always drawing a horse that had been eat- ing raw meat. Lax about everything but his morals Bob felt the teeth of authority when a snow ball slipped from his hand at an angle which couldn ' t have been accidental, and Bob lost his chevrons, his girl, and everything but the smile you see abo e. Bob is still the roisterer in spite of the drab pleonasm of morning reports and sick books. He professes an understanding of Eli Culbert- son, an anathema against Tiffany Thayer, and a desire to graduate. LLO ' D R. f-REDENDALL, JR. Senatorial, Mississippi Washington. District of Columbia SLEEPY TIME JOE, you ' re turning night into day " goes the song composed by the boys at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, when Joe, with his back leaning against a weed and his legs fully stretched on the grass on the firing line, was lulled to a sound sleep by the thunderous roaring of a battery of Field Ar- tillery. As a matter of fact just give him a little space for his back to lean on and our sleeping beauty will snore in no time. When he left on furlo Joe thought smoking was im- moral, but when he came back he was a con- firmed addict, so now they call him " Smoky Joe. " Joe is a decided goat, but when luck blesses him with a 2.3 on a writ it goes easily to his head and he thinks the Academic De- partment has misplaced him. Lloyd is gifted with excellent qualities. He never loses his temper, a quality which every officer should possess. With all of his slow and easy going ways he is a good friend. We wish him uell. Football (4); Wrestling (4); Rille (3); Gun Club (1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman; Acting Cor- poral (3); Corporal (2); First Ser- geant (1); A.B.; B A. Page One Hundred Tivenly-seven WILLIAM ' ORK FRENTZEL 18th District, Illinois Danville, Illinois WILLIAM GEORGE FRITZ Army Ridgcwood. Long Island, New York WITH the springing step of an athlete, and the clean hard muscles of a gladiator, one senses in Bill s presence an alertness that is backed with power. These qualities have made him a sturdy and dependable member of various Army teams during his four years as a cadet. Bill s stern appearance and his manifest ability to take care of himself completely be- lies the congeniality and gentleness of his true nature. He has a rare good-humor that car- ries no trace of a sting in its application; and a somewhat neglected talent for acting which comes to the surface on informal occasions. He has been a bit bewildered at times by the rush of life at West Point, but the flexibility of his nature and an almost naive frankness have always carried him through. Bill has a good mind, he is an interested student of world aftairs, and likes music. We hold his friendship in high esteem. SERIOLIS-minded, slow to smile, and cap- able of hard work, here is a man worthy of consideration. He is unmoved by frivol- ous things, and takes life seriously and w ith- out fear. With these distinctions goes a keen sense of humor, which blends the whole so as to make Bill an ideal companion, pleasant and intelligent. It is only his fine pow er to differ- entiate the merit of occasions that sways us to consider him serious. Bill joined our ranks direct from a baptism in the Doughboys. We know and appreciate his motive. To come here he started, as he does in everything, at the bottom so that he might know and evaluate the top when he reaches it, as he inxariably does. The spirit and environment of the Academy have tended to blend his knowledge, his merits, and his faults into a workable medium which makes him an outstanding man. Football (4. 3. 2. 1). Numerals (4). Major " A " (3. 1). Lacrosse (4, 3. 2, I). Numerals (4). Major " A " (3. 2): Muckers (1). Class Treasurer (2); Historian (I). 100th Night Show (3. I); Color Line (4. 3. I) ; Cadet Choir (3. 2. I): Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. O ' Reilly Quartette; Sergeant (IK Rifle Expert, Corporal (2). Pofie One- Hundred Twenty-eight 1 WILLIAM H. G. FULLER National Guard San Francisco, California STEPHEN OGDEN FUQUA, JR. 6th District, Louisiana Washington, District of Columbia AS likeable as they come. Bill is one of those rare, ever cheerful men who make our cadet life enjoyable. Although he has done much he shouldn ' t have, he has done always what was required of him and a great deal more. As a member of the Honor Committee he has donated his share toward the better- ment of the Corps and as an outstanding member of the track team, he has helped to keep up the reputation of the Army in sports. Perhaps it may be said that Willy likes red comforter and fiction a bit too much, but then who doesn ' t who can make a go of it Much more could be said of Bill, but probably the best is that he has made a darned good cadet and an excellent class-mate. LIKE the rush of a mountain stream through a rocky gorge, Steve gives the impression of a boundless store of restless energy. Quick of movement and of wit, he fares equally well on the baseball diamond or in the give and take of swiftly moving repartee. Of an inquisitive nature, Steve demands to know the why and wherefore of everything, yet the years of Army life have taught him the value of diplomatic silence when it is necessary. He is generous and quick to share his gifts with others, as those whom he has coached with his natural inheritance of the French language will testify. Steve is an ardent sports fan, and to him sport means baseball. He likes puzzles and mathematics, and otherwise is quite normal. Full of good humor, generous, impulsive — no one could ask for a truer friend. Track (4. 3. 2. U. Numerals (4). Major " A " (2, I). Swjmmins (4); Hockey (3. 2. I ). Minor • ' A " (1); Honor Committee (I). Elec- tion Committee (I), Howitzer (4); lOOth Night Show (4). Rifle Sharpshooter. Acting Corporal (3). Corporal (2); Lit Baseball (4, 3. 2, 1), Numerals (4). Major " A " (!), Monogram (2): Captain Baseball (1): lOOth Night Show (4. 3. 2); Tenth Squad (3, 2. I); Rille Marks- man; Pistol Marksman; Sergeant (I). Page One Hundred Twenty-nine p. ERNEST GABEL 1st District, Florida Tampa, Florida ROBERT E. GALLAGHER 30th District, Pennsylvania Tresckaw, Pennsylvania IT would he easily possible to write a biog- raphy about this young gentleman from the land of the palms which would sound more rosy than a horoscope for the month of June. However, since such attempts are now merci- fully taboo, we will have to stick to facts. Coming here with only a small amount of misguided, rather extemporary college at- tendance to his credit — or otherwise — he fin- ally saw the light and contrived with s ' ery little effort and absolutely no " file boning " to achieve that wonderful distinction authorized by Congress of wearing a small heavenly body on each side of his collar. It ' s a queer thing — and rather remarkable too when you think of it; — that everything he has tackled has been a success. Whether it was the hardest possible " Phil " problem, the newest Chinese puzzle, an Engineering prob- lem, or the football squad, results were always forthcoming. A ROAR of laughter emanating from the 18th Division is a good indication that the " Duke " has told another grind. Mirth fairly bubbles from this sunny Irishman. New York is his love and the bright lights of Broadway have afforded him many amus- ing episodes. Should the monotony of life pall upon him in the future, he could w rite a book of memoirs. Academics have given " Gal " a stubborn but losing fight during his years here. With all the best traditions of the immortals behind him, he never lets a few tenths deficiency worry him, except during the football season. For three years in competition with the Aca- demic Department, and with men whose great- er weight gave them a decided advantage, he has maintained his berth on the " A " squad. His aggressiv ' eness of play made him a valu- able team mate and an opponent to be re- spected. We hope to meet the Duke often in the service, because when we do a good time will be close at hand. Football (1); Track (4); Swim- ming (4); Rifle O. 2. 1), Man- ager (n. Minor " A- (2. 1); In- door Rifle (2. I). Manager (1). Minor " A " ( ): Water Carnival (1); Camp llluminaLion Commit- tee (1); Pointer (4, 3. 2. 1); 100th Night Show (4. 3. 2. 1); Fishing Club (1); Tenth Squad (4. 3. 2. 1); Chess Club; Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman; Corporal (21, Lieutenant (1): Summer Camp Tennis (3); Howitzer (11. Football (4, 3, 2, 1), Numerals (4 ), Monogram (3. 2. 1); La- crosse (4. 3, 2. 1). Numerals (4); Coach, Plebe Lacrosse (3, 2. 1); Catholic Sunday School Teach- er (3, 2, 1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marksman. Page One Hundred Thirty -gH AMAURY MANUEL GANDIA Territorial, Puerto Rico Arecibo, Puerto Rico GLENN HOWBERT GARRISON 1st District, Florida Wauchula, Florida ONL " ' the instructors call him Gandia — to the memhers of the Corps it ' s " Spic, " and to the femmes it ' s " Mahatma. " Naturally hivey, he has been forced to study but little, evidenced by the fact that he has worn out three red comforters during his four years at West Point. Unimportant details of his studies were far less precious to him than his regular siesta — but his work w as done none the less thoroughly. More than one of us can well say, " Thank you, Spic, " for the many aids he gave us when we needed a few tenths in Spanish. A staunch friend when one really knew him, he was al- ways willing to lend a helping hand. New York has its good points, says Spic, but no palm trees, so he is taking the Infan- try, uith San Juan as his first Post. THOUGH Garry is friendly by nature, and by no stretch of imagination a misan- thropist, he has a distaste for social functions of the usual sort and has no use at all for pink teas. His likings are simple and wholesome: a camping trip in the Everglades, a good book, a good dinner; and his attitude toward life is unaffected and free from artificiality. To put it simply, he is genuine. Garry is one of the few people who can set a program of exacting work before them- selves and carry it through. And while he does not strive after impossibilities, his stand- ards are high. He works steadily for im- provement in all his activities, and steadily goes forward . Football (4): Fishing Club (1); Tenth Squad (3,2); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. R I He Sharpshooter ; Pistol Marks Page One Hundred Thtrly-one CLAYTON SAMUEL GATES National Guard Tyrone, Pennsylvania SAMUEL EDWARD GEE 4th District, Virginia Kenbridge, Virginia ASIDE from being a typical Pennsylvania Dutchman (who knows his " Poop " fore and aft) Clayt ' s greatest claim to fame has been his Academic ranking. For four years he has been one of Gods own — an engineer. This honor has come only by constant work and application. With this scholarly ability Clayt has specialized in helping some of his less fortunate classmates over the rough bumps of many General Writs. During his four years Clayt has centered his athletic talent on fencing. As a foilsman his great ambition is to fight for the continued possession of that famous " Iron Man. Clayt by nature is serious and quiet. This perhaps accounts for his deep readings into the field of religion, moral ethics, and philosophy. His steadiness, sincerity, and fidelity to pur- pose have commanded the respect and been an example to all that know him and have made him many true and lasting friendships. DEAR Roderick, you old Democratic Potato. Do you recall that first fateful day, lo these many years gone by, when first you boned red comforter instead of duty which called so loudly from the foot of the stairs that lead most directly to the age-long struggle with pons asinorum and the like. Then pneu- mo nia came near putting a black border around this page. After that with the reversal of status at recognition, the swing of academics coming easier, you remember how you turned your heart to lighter things and first proclaimed to the world in verse what a noble bird you are — and it must have been in this era that your renowned fame in wholesome songs started its ascent to its now dizzy height. But, Ned, you had some serious thoughts as shown by your unique proclamation concern- ing U-boats. There is another phase to your varicolored career: the industrial era when you invested in textiles, etc.. but it was a phantom dream and the bubble burst. Them were the days and we lo ' ed em all even as our affections follow you ad infinitum. The Prolv et al. Fencing (4. 3. 2, 1); Stars (4). Engineer Football (2). Tenth Squad (2); Rifle Expert: Pistol Marksman. Corporal (2); Ser- geant (1). Page One Hundred Thirty-lwo HiL FREDERICK WILLIAM GIBB 1 1 th District , New York New York, New York DAVID PARKER GIBBS 5th District, West ' iVirginia Washington, District of Columbia LITTLE old New ' ork sends to the Acad- emy a great number of men, some good and some not so good but this time we found some one different from the others. Fred is energetic, capable, busy, versatile, occasionally " tired " ' but always efficient — tactically speaking. His efficiency doesn ' t enter into a class with file boning, i.e., in the section room he wont cut throats — he studied pages 17-134 inclusive " Cosmo " last night. However, if you want something, no matter how large or how slight, done quickly and correctly, see Fred. Responsibility and rank have rested on his shoulders and left him un- scathed and prepared for the larger responsi- bilities to come. Work is not his only asset — far from it. Once our " div " " was quiet — that was plebe year. Since then he has paid for everything from a 30 " x 60 " hall mirror on the first floor to a window on the fourth floor. He can make it interesting for you in baseball, foot- ball or most any sport. Dri e around but dont come on a horse. THE most obvious things about Dave are his cheerfulness and his faculty for creat- ing a disturbance . He can always be counted upon for a part in any commotion and it usually results that his was a leading one. The best part of his horseplay is that it hurts no one and that he never loses his temper when the tide of battle goes against him. To those who know him more intimately he shows another side. He shows an amount of common sense distinctly above the average. He picks his friends well, and with those who are not his intimate friends he maintains most amicable relations. When Fate turns against him he bears it with not too much complaining and learns quickly from his ex- perience. But more important than all else is Dave " s set of ruling principles. These ideals, for such are his principles, govern his own actions but his common sense prevents them from becoming obno.xious to himself or to his asso- ciates. Baseball (4. 3, 2, 1), Num (4), Plebe Coach. Baseball 1); Catholic Choir (4. 3. 2 Bugle Notes (3, 2, n, Bus Manager (1): Fishing Club Rifle Marksman; Pistol Mi man; Corporal (2), (1). Polo (4, 3. 2, 1); Rifle Marks man; Sergeant ( 1 ) Page One Hundred Thirty-three SIDNEY FRANCIS G IFF IN Connecticut National Guard West Hartford, Connecticut DOUGLAS GRAVER GILBERT District of Columbia National Guard Clarendon, Virginia BUCK up, Pete. Things aren ' t nearly as bad as they could be, — and you ' ll get by those writs all right too. " In such a way " Skid " more than once has chased the blues away. By his own assurance he has made the hard things appear easy. Never the file- boner, he has only worked when it was neces- sary, and then has done the work efficiently that it might be thrust aside the more quickly. " Skid " has fooled around with football and polo but his best efforts have been put into golf. All you have to do is pick up a Pointer and read it, or better still, just ask the boys, for proof that he has done a fine job as Editor. He could have stood higher in his class but, as he says, " Life ' s too short! " E.xcitable; griped one minute, grinning the next; — con- siderate and generous; — at his best when the going was toughest — Skid. DOUG GILBERT, splendid chap, is a most authentic product of the Academy. Those of us who know him realize that in him reside most of the virtues of worthwhile and fev - of the vices of ordinary men. Rarely have we worked with and beside one who displayed such enthusiasm for his work as Gil. His sincerity of purpose and goodness of heart are evidenced by his efforts on be- half of those who call upon him for aid. Al- though not at the top of the class, Gil has been uniformly successful in his career at the Academ - as he is sure to be in his career as an officer. The Infantry is fortunate indeed to fall heir to Doug Gilbert. Football (4): Polo (4. 2); Golf (4. 3. 2. 1): Howitzer (4, 3, 2); Pointer (4, 3. 2. 1), Editor (1); 100th Night Show (1); Fishing Club (1); Tenth Squad (3); Rifle Sharpshooter: Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2). Lieutenant (U Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman; Plebe Marksmanship Coach (3, 2); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1) Page One Hundred Thirty-four 1 ilL PAUL NELSON GILLON Senatorial. Rhode Island Warren, Rhode Island WILLIAM JAMES GIVEN Tennessee National Guard Jackson, Tennessee EVER since the day w c became acquainted with this erudite young man there has been much thought as to just what he is and if so why. A character as many sided as his is h ard to put into a pigeonhole and catalogue. He is serious, well -ersed in the King ' s Eng- lish, bright without being a bookworm, and attentive to details. On the other hand, he is a good partner for any escapade. He can make himself understood by anyone and also he possesses a carefree manner that demon- strates a ready good humor. Rank as a cadet means little to him but the opinion of his friends is to be cherished. Athletics ha e no appeal for him as a participant, but " Gil " is always on hand to cheer the team and is quite a frequenter of Crow ' s Nest. The best wishes and hopes for success from his class- mates go with him as he graduates. BILL entered our " Rock Bound Highland Home " on the National Guard appoint- ment from Tennessee. From the beginning, he possessed a sense of appreciation for the things that are worth while. His road lay before him, and as we look back, we cannot deny that he has travelled it well . Four years on the " Pointer " staff and a creditable record in academics speak for themselves. The hard spots in the curriculum have affected Bill less than they have most of his classmates, because he possessed the happy faculty of passing off trouble with a shrug and a cynical remark. He will not go out of his way to curry favor with anyone. If he likes you, that will be apparent, and if he does not he will say so. This world is small and, since the Army is a travelling profession, we won ' t bid him good-bye, but merely say as they do in Spain — " Hasta la ' ista, Senor " or " Until we meet Howitzer Copy Advertising Manager (I); Fishing Club; Rifle Marksman; Corporal (2). (4. 3, 2. I). Edit Page One Hundred Thirty-five THOMAS ALLEN GLASS llth District. Illinois Joliet , Illinois RICHARD GLATFELTER lOth District. Pennsylvania Columbus, Pennsylvania ONE glance at chubby Tom Glass will tell you a lot about his character. His gener- ous, cheerful nature is Viritten there for all to see. His good humor always carries him cheerfully through w hen others can only gripe and any man who has attended a boodle fight in Tom ' s room can attest to his generosity. Work and Tom have never been the best of friends, for that old red comforter has a strong attraction for him. This attraction hasn ' t cost him any files though, for he has a remark- able power of concentration. He can read a lesson once and know it thoroughly and many a P has been astonished by his speed with the slide rule But the strongest testimony of his char- acter is a large circle of fast friends. All these wish him well in the future. WEST POINT places her stamp on a real man, this stalwart son of Dutch origin. For four years, as we strived to mas- ter the art of enlightened conversation, we have been conscious of a grow ing appreciation of our contact with Dick Now at parting w e feel with heavy hearts the loss of the happy hours we must forego. Always jovially and unobtrusi -ely Dick has many times demon- strated his profound knowledge and sincere interest for all things technical . So also when the conversation shifts to present problems of economic or political importance. There is a thirst for knowledge in this man which will ne er be entirely satisfied. He has unerringly maintained a sincere interest in all that West Point holds out to those who will strive, working not merely for grades and rank, but much more — knowledge. There is still another side, a softer side which adds a rare fascination to Dick ' s personality in mo- ments of rela.xation. An accomplished musi- cian, he finds great happiness in faithfully re- creating the beauty of masters through the voices of his several instruments. Tenth Squad (3) . 30 hours; Fish- ing Club (1); Rifle Marksman; Proly Club; Beast Detail (1); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1). (4); Cadet Choir (4); Page One Hundred Thirty-six RODNEY ' CLEVELAND GOTT 39th District, New York Scarsdale, New York PAUL R. GO WEN Senatorial, Idaho Caldwell, Idaho WHETHER it he the smallest kind of a " b-ache " or the largest kind of a Vir- ginia Trip, the Whaler has proven his adept- ness in doing his work and getting enjoyment out of life. Being human, a jaunt to Scars- dale for one of those precious week-ends is much more appealing to him than doing his daily routine. However, it was with more pleasure than surprise that we saw him re- warded with the desirable Batt Adjutant ' s job for his achievements in such things as his in- variable neatness and his work on the Tenth Squad. With the advent of first class riding, Rod ' s interest in hockey waned so that polo and horses are now his athletic forte. Another striking attribute is his appreciation of good literature and reading. All in all. Rod ' s career and character may be summed up in one word — that of a gentleman. A WESTERNER without a drawl, but true to the tradition of not meddling where he has no business — willingly and cap- ably (stars prove it) answering questions di- rected to him, but retaining silence and un- concern in matters which do not affect him. " Spoony " has never been known to become flustered — crosses his bridges when he comes to them and swims when there are no bridges — butworry Never. He fails the preverbial engineer traditions in that he is not " wooden. " His ability as an academic coach accounts for quite a few who otherwise would have been " missing in action, " Paul ' s father wants him to take the Engi- neers, but " Spoony " remarked that he wanted his father to be a millionaire and he did noth- ing about that — He is taking The Air — See you at Randolph, Di orcee. Polo (U; Hockev (4, 3, 2); La- crosse (4); Track (3), Stars (4); Engineer Football (2). Tenth Squad (4, 3. 2. 1); Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Marksman: Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Bat- talion Adjutant (1), Soccer (4. 1). Numerals (4). Camp lllummation Committee (1) lOOth Night Show (I), Stars (2), Engineer Football (2). Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Sharpshoot- Page One Hundred Thirly-seven WINTON S. GRAHAM 9th District, Virginia Big Stone Gap, Virginia DAVID W. GRAY 8th District, Indiana Evansville, Indiana FROM down Virginny way— along the Trail of the Lonesome Pine — came Win Graham to make his hid for a place in the sun. Gifted with a quick and brilliant mind, a fine body, and a willing spirit — it was short time before his abilities and merits brought him to the fore. His entire being radiates with the high and sterling qualities of character and manhood. Always willing to sacrifice time and energy to assist his comrades, never shrinking from the harder tasks — selfishness just did not fit into his make-up. The weighty gold chevrons which adorn his sleeve are mute testimony of his abilities as a leader. We of ' 33 take pride in his achievements and know that the long grey line welcomes him as one tried and found not wanting. DAVE — a common name but an uncommon fellow. His breadth of vision and intel- lectual accomplishments place him in that most holy of categories — the Engineers. But more than this he is a man and a pal of the truest steel. The pug nose, a symbol of tenacity, is not misplaced on this son of Erin. Sincerity characterizes his every endeavor no matter how small or how large the task. He is ambi- tious but without the mediocrity of the simply ambitious. His sojourn with the Boilermakers of Pur- due before entering the junior war college fitted him excellently for the academic work here. He became a high ranking yearling make, a still higher corporal, and then first sergeant though all of us had hoped to see him wear a captain ' s " hashmarks. " However, chevrons, indicate little and sergeant or cap- tain he would always be just Da ' e. Football (4. 3. 2. 1). Major " A " (2): Track (4. 3. 2. 1). Major ■A " (3. 2. 1); Captain. Track (1); AthletTC Representative (2). Sunday School Teacher (3. 2. 1). Adjutant (1); Cadet Lecture Committee ( 1 ) ; Acting Corporal (3) ; Corporal (2) ; Battalion Com- mander (1). Wrestling (4, 3. 2. 1); Soccer (4. 3): Election Committee (1): Equipment Committee (1); 100th Night Show (3. 2. 1); Engineer Football (2); Fishing Club (2); Rifle Sharpshooter. Pistol Sharp- shooter; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1). Page One Hundred Thirly-eighl 1 ROY DUNSCOMB GREGORY ' I9th District, Illinois Lovington, Illinois EMILE JEANTET GRECO Connecticut NationalGuard Stamford, Connecticut THE attempt at a portrayal of " Greg ' s " personality and character in these few- printed words is comparable to an endeavor to describe a trip around the world in three minutes. As steady and dependable as the Army it- self, here is a man upon whom the Academy can look with just pride. The ups and downs of the studies he has taken as a part of the game, never losing his self-confidence or knowl- edge of his ability in the struggle for that coveted prize. Graduation. His willingness to work hard when there is work to be done, and join in the fun when the time for enjoyment of pleasure is available, has won the hearts of his classmates. A crack- up on the basketball floor during " ' earling year cut short a promising athletic record for " Greg, " but his ability as a player and coach were brought out in this year ' s intra-mural season when his " 1 " Company team went to the finals. IF one must read a biography of Emile J . Greco, he should get a volume of Kipling ' s stories and read " The Man Who Would be King " for that story can depict the character of the man far better than I . A less magnifi- cent role would be far too commonplace for one of such superb self-confidence and un- yielding ego. He can rule as an adherent to the theory of " divine right " and he can lead as the Mongol chieftain of old. Probably he will not always be right in his role of the " big stick " but whether right or wrong, he will play that role, for in the last analysis, that is an integral part of his character. Consequently, as it will always be Greco, whether right or wrong, let us hope it will always be right. Basketball (4. 3). Fishing Club (I). Boxing (4. 3, 2. 1), Numerals (4): Rifle Marksman. Pistol Ex- pert. Page One I lundredThirly-nine GEORGE RLSHMORE GRETSER 8th District. Ohio Marion. Ohio .ALSTON GRIMES Senatorial, North Carolina Washington , North Carolina " Never a worry, never a care, Happy-go-lucky is George ' s air! " BELIEVE it or not, he ' s got the biggest sense of humor in the Corps. You never saw George without a smile on his face — ex- cept when in the riding hall, and then it was the horses ' turn to smile. George must have been born with a pencil in one hand, and a dictionary in the other, and a pistol between his teeth. When he w asn ' t writing humorous verse, or love stories for the Pointer, he was expounding a theory with the widest, longest, and deepest words that ever came from the oral cavity of a liter- ary student. Not only adept at indoor sports, he also excelled in certain outdoor ones, and has pierced more bull ' s eyes with his trusty .45 pistol than Cupid has hearts. Wit, humor, ability, and an unusual ca- pacity for making friends has made his past, and we know will make his future, a success. Best of luck, George. THE gentleman abo ' e has three ambitions, but these we may not discuss. Although the picture above does not show it, Alston is a chock-haired gent with a dislike for aca- demics. He just abhors them and prefers reading Kant and Schopenhauer. Of all things! As a consequence of this he is a " monstrous clever fellow " possessed of caustic wit sometimes exercised at my expense. In- clined to be moody, he is generally pleasant, sometimes merely polite, and occasionally horrid . During the three years we ha e li ed to- gether we ha e ne er agreed on a question of any importance. Athletically, Alston has the proper spirit. He takes long runs in the hills, he is a good boxer, and annually goes out for the squad. But, alas, the flesh is dreadfully weak! It usually takes him a month to discover how far the gym is from his downy cot and red comforter, and to decide in favor of the latter. Pist.ol(3. 2. 1); Pointer (H. Asso- ciate Editor (1); 100th Night Show (4. 3); Cadet Choir (3. 2. 1); Fishing Club (1); Tenth Squad (1); Rifle Expert. 2). Fishing Club Page One Hundred Forty lAb SYDNEY D. GRUBBS, JR. Senatorial, Indiana Martinsville, Indiana PATRICK W ILLIAM GUINEY, JR. At Large Chicago, Illinois INDIANA lost a good farmer when the gentleman involved (see diagram above) packed his portmanteau, combed the reluct- ant hay wisps from his pink hair, waved fare- well to the family wigwam, and sauntered off to be a General . He chose West Point as his theater of operations. Here the Corps soon knew him as an irrepressible wit (this is about half right), a supple gymnast, an able yell leader, and an informal entertainer of the first magnitude. This has been the outer co cring. What is underneath some do not know. He has found nothing much in academics to interest him; hence, they bother him little. So he dissi- pates some 5,000 calories per day in telling tales of the noble State of Indiana which would make Scheherezade mad with envy. This is his greatest ' ice. but not his only one. His mouth organ, which operates chiefly dur- ing C.Q., would soothe the anger of the growl- ing lion or melt a stone to tears, though it is sometimes difficult for the untrained ear to distinguish Annie Laurie from Army Blue On the other hand, he ' d give you the shirt from his back if he wore one, and this, after all, has long been the test of genuine gener- osity. THE " Tiger " they sometimes call him, and the name is highly suggestive of his char- acter. He is an aggressive individual who forms his likes and dislikes in such a spontane- ous fashion as to brand him at once as sincere and frank. This admirable characteristic makes one feel that a penetration through a camouflage of banalities is unnecessary when Pat is concerned. But there is another of his characteristics w hich must be mentioned in order to portray in a very brief manner the true " Tiger. " He has a fund of humor which would be invalu- able to anyone, and in which there is always a promise of enjoyment to those who come in contact with him. In short he has what is known as a " magnetic personality. " Pat also comes to the fore when athletics are mentioned. He plays a very good game of tennis, and displays excellent basketball abilitv. Cheer Leader (1). Minor " A " {!); Election Committee (1); Ring Committee (1); 100th Night Show (4); Color Line (4, 3); Goat Football (2); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. Sergeant { 1 ) . Basketball (4, 3. 2. 1); Tennis (4.3,2. I), Minor " A " (3. 2, I); Rifle Marksman: Pistol Marks- man: Acting Corporal (3); Cor- poral (2), Sergeant (1), Page One Hundred Forty-one . 1 r- hT " " EMORY EDWIN HACKMAN Senatorial, Colorado Greeley , Colorado JAMES VANCE HAGAN Army Owensboro, Kentucky HACKMAN is no exception to the old rule that if history doesn ' t make him, he will make history — at least, his names will. He has been christened more times than the Prince of Wales. " Hack, " " Tecumseh, " " Emer- ous, " and " Snooks " have followed him through his childhood and youth. Perhaps this accounts for his theory that Eve would have called the first baboon a baboon whether she knew what it was or not . Two of these precious young years, Emer- ous has spent in meditation. Modern living does that — and he has emerged a confirmed worshipper at the feet of Momus, and possess- ed with a delightful sense of humor, which at times may seem bizarre, but which is always keen and appreciative. Personality of any consequence creates antipathy as well as friendship and respect. Those who are Hack- man ' s friends know they are. Those who cross him know they have crossed. Four years of discipline and hard work ha e not made him lose a sense of decorum and pro- priety, inborn and de ' eloped throughout his life He is quick to resent, but quicker to for- give — the essence of friendliness and good- fellowship. Ti4E Official Register contends that Jimmie — pardon — Vance is twenty-three years old. The Register is in error. Records care- fully compiled by the simple expedient of counting the years he has spent doing this and that prove he is ninety-three. Vance will admit, though, that the most formative period of his brilliant career has been spent at West Point. He came to us plain Jimmie Hagan of Owensboro, Kentucky. He leaves us as J. Vance Hagan, man of the world — though where he has been in the interim we have never discovered. Ambition? To write a series of test books on Engineering, Ordnance, and Mathematics. He finds the ones we use practically worthless. He is motivated, not by ego, — for he is a most unassuming lad — but by a sincere desire to let the future generations benefit by his bound- less knowledge and wisdom. The Engineers will probably claim Jimmie, as he finds his other choice, the Air Corps, " too unmilitary " for his fastidious tastes. Boxing (4, 3, 2. 1). Minor " A " (2, 1). 3rd place. 135 lb Class. Intercollegiate Boxing Tourna- ment, Semi - finals National Olympic Boxing Tournament; Howitzer (4); Cadet Choir (4. 3. 2. 1); Engineer Football (2), Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharp- shooter; Corporal (2); Lieuten- ant (1). A B.;B A. Page One Hundred Forty-Hro ROBERT WORM AN HA IN 3rd District, Ohio Dayton, Ohio EDWARD JOSEPH HALE Army Faycttc illc, North Carolina WITEl the initial and continued intention of becoming a commissioned officer in the Army, Bob, more intimately known as " Roulo, " has de ' oted his time to giving to West Point in return for what West Point has given him. A major portion of his time has been spent on the indoor and outdoor rifle range, varying with the New York seasons, winter and summer. But a great deal of his energy and thought have served to maintain a column in the Pointer for four years and, in addition, to fill that noteworthy periodical with occasional humor, some good and some . With all this, his store of grinds has not been depleted, and there have always been enough remaining to break that quiet between reveille and police call, or to send people to bed at taps, wondering. This number of activities would keep the average cadet e.xcited and in haste, but Roulo has remained calm and unperturbed through it all. Steady, generous, and sincere, his friendship is the kind that the Service welcomes. EJ . first came into prominence by offering • to spank a typewriter for the First Sergeant during Beast Barracks — and thereby hangs one tale at least. He has been P-Sing a typewriter ever since. Although he has received no increase in pay, he has pounded earnestly and steadily risen in rank until now he holds the omnipotent job of bulletin- board boy — better known to the bourgeoisie of the Army as First Sergeant. Eddie has the remarkable aptitude of doing nothing in an amazingly efficient manner; and without a doubt tells the sweetest boogey stories any female ever listened to. His love affairs are comparable only to little Eliza crossing the ice strewn river, wherein she flitted from one berg to another. However, his tastes do not include the iceberg variety — at least, not as a general rule. Maybe some day he will surprise us all by settling down, ' ou never can tell about this Hale fellow. He won seven cartons of cigarettes not long ago b ' staying in love with the same femme for an unusually long period of time (five months). Perhaps if the stakes were high enough Ugh! Football (3); Rifle (2. 1). Mono- gram (2). Minor ' A " (1); Indoor Rifle (2. 1), Minor " A " (2. 1); Captain, Indoor Rifle (1); Honor Committee: Pointer (3. 2, I). Humor Editor (1). Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman . Track (4); Fencing (3.2); Point- er (4); Tenth Squad (4. 3); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (I). Page One Hundred Forty-three THOMAS BURNS HALL Senatorial, New Mexico Chama. New Mexico DUNCAN HALLOCK lOth District, Missouri St. Louis. Missouri BINKS came to us from old Neu- Mexico and to hear him talk there is no better place in the world. If you don ' t believe it. just try convincing him otherwise. Although he is high ranking in his studies he is not the type to put aside a chance to have a good time because he has to study. He takes in athlet- ics and usually is out for some sport. His favorite outdoor sport is football and his favorite indoor sport — ah, boning red com- forter. Binks does not carry a grudge and er ' seldom loses his temper. Often have we won- dered at his savoir faire. Whether being at odds with the ushers or dragging some flam- ing red headed number he is always at ease. The Corps possesses no better hearted man. Ever ready for a walk in the hills, a trip to Delafield or what ha e you, Binks has proved an invaluable companion. As a roommate, classmate, fellow soldier, friend. Binks is hard to beat. SCENE I — A rather crowded room in the station hospital at Jefferson Barracks. Time — -March 1929. A young shocky-head- ed, rather chubby-faced person appears on the scene. Our first glimpse of the Duck. And since that day we ha e been so constantly associated with him that it seems as though that first glimpse were centuries ago. Many things have happened — unforgettable events — in connection with this illustrious person. For instance the ' earling War cry inevitably ringing out o er Camp Clinton — " Drag the Duck. " And again, furlo and a number of joyous escapades. Also the stars that have adorned his collar for four years. All these and many other things will cause his class- mates to always recall this vi ' id personality. Then last but not least, his marksmanship with a fateful snowball — enough said ' Football (4, 3, 2, 1), Monogram (1); Lacrosse (4. 3): Wrestling (4) ; Muckers; Sunday School Teacher (3, 2, 1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Cor- poral (2); Sergeant (1). Stars (4. 3, 2); Engineer Foot- ball (2); Tenth Squad (2. 1). Rifle Marksman: Corporal (2), Sergeant (1); A, B.; B A. Page One Hundred Forty-four BEN HARRELL 1st District, Oregon Medford, Oregon B. T. HARRIS Ibth District, Missouri Lebanon, Missouri BEN ' S most outstanding characteristic is his friendliness. He hates to have enemies, and is friendly to e eryone, regardless of pres- tige or popularity. He likes people for them- selves, and not for what value they may be to him. He is not afraid to think, and to see things as they are. For that reason, he is seldom carried away by enthusiasm, but has an un- usually practical point of view. He faces the bumps of life as they come, not necessarily with a smile at first, but any momentary dis- couragement is invariably soon replaced by confidence that he can overcome any ad ' erse circumstances. In Academics, he kept himself safe from foundation with a minimum of eftbrt. He is never inclined to e.xert himself by unnecessary work, to labor for the sake of the effort alone. However, he always applies himself with energy and intelligence to tasks entrusted to him. IF you gaze intently into that cloud of blue pipe smoke which, like clouds around the highest mountain peaks, seems to hang etern- ally about his head, you will see the face of a man. It is hard to place this man in any category for he is too individualistic. It suf- fices to say — his forceful character impresses all with whom he comes in contact. An Army child, Ben knew well the task which faced him when he came up that hill four years ago. So with his mission before him he set out to fulfill it. He has fulfilled his mission thoroughly and well. It is unnecessary to say that he will go forth and serve faithfully in his chosen pro- fession. So, as we gather for the last time ' neath Battle Monument we wish him luck and happiness in his life as a soldier. Football 14, 3. 2. 1), Monogram (1): Boxing (3. 2); Fishing Club (1): Rifle Marksman: Pistol Sharpshooter; Sergeant { 1 ) . Howitzer (4. 2. I), Company Representative (1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Acting Corporal (3); Sergeant (I). Page One Hundred Forty-fiv WILLIAM ALLEN HARRIS At Large Athens, Georgia CHARLES F. HARRISON, JR. 8th District, Virginia Leesburg, Virginia THIS sentimental gentleman from Georgia came to us from Athens singing the paeans of Narcissus and all went well until the Draw- ing Department became his Nemesis. He set out early to do big things in his ow n w ay and Yearling chevrons were followed by Sec- ond Class Che rons. But Bill and his che - rons didn ' t become finally attached and he assumed the cares of a regimental buck. When the hospital could spare him from his position as master of ceremonies at that haven of rest, he became at once the scion of the engineers and the protege of the tactical department. Bill ' s career has been marked by ease of accomplishment and thorough application to any problem at hand, regardless of its nature or scope. He has been an integral part of us, sharing our " breaks " and soirees. Beneath that reserved exterior there is sincerity and an ability to make and keep friends. HOTCH is a product both of West Point and of V. M. I . Evidently he preferred the Academy on the Hudson, for he remained here five years, but stayed at the Virginia school only one. In other ways, however, our Lord Fauntleroy is true to his home state. Southern are all his characteristics, southern is his voice, that smooth, likeable tone that is to be admired, but not believed, for Hotch, you know, besides shooting a pistol well, shoots a line better, which, if you should care to ask us, is more effective — especially when it comes to P ' Sing the femmes. Ask Charles. In some ways he differs from his predecessor, Robert E. Lee, who graduated at the top of his class. In other ways, however, we find the same true southern gentleman, the staunch friend, the soldier. Swimming (4. 3. 2). Numerals (4). Hockey (I), Tennis (4, 3, 2); Rifle Maricsman; Corporal (2): A.B.;B.A. Pistol (2, ]); A: _ Boxing (3); Instructor Rifle Marksmanship (3), Howitzer (3, 2, 1) : Color Line (4) ;Y. MCA (4, 3. 2, 1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gun Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert ;A.B. Page One Hundred Forty-six FREDERICK O. H ARTEL 12th District, New Jersey Union City, New Jersey MILLARD LOREN HASKIN 7th District, Kansas Harper, Kansas IF " Fritz " continues to employ his innate tactical ability, which he has so ably demonstrated by outmaneuvering the Aca- demic Department so regularly, we predict an important staff position for him some day. But his endowments are in no manner cir- cumscribed by things military. Urban and suave, he injects any party with a zest and verve that insures its success. Yet he is notoriously cynical toward femmes, but not without reason. This attitude has proved devastating to the weaker sex as the number of female admirers attest. A keen understanding and appreciation of values, combined with consideration and feel- ing for others, furnishes him with a quality of congeniality and loyalty which wins and holds friends. His dislike of the prosaic and a de- sire for adventure draw him to the Air Corps. We know that he will have a successful career. OUR first conscious recollection of Mil Has- kin is the picture of a plump, red-faced boy steaming up the hill to Round Pond under a blazing sun, a full pack, and an alleged nine pound rifle. That was in August, 1929. Aug- ust, 1933, will find an officer reporting to his post, no longer plump and youthful but a strapping fellow with the face of a man who is conscious of his purpose and his ability to accomplish it. Mil ' s West Point career has not been a time of flaming deeds. His sleeve is and always has been as clean as the well-known canine molar, he has played football for four years, getting more than his share of the bruises and none of the glory, and he has been painfully injured and returned for more. He can take it, but he can give it too. For Mil, in the final analysis, is one of the most capable and dependable of men. When he is given a job he performs it fully and well; that will ulti- mately be the key to his career. He ' s a quiet, sturdy chap, as independent as the wind that sweeps across the wheat fields of his native Kansas. ' Football (4); Baseball (4. 3. 2, 1); Cadet ChoTr (4. 3. 2, 1), Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter; Sergeant { 1 ) . Football (4, 3, 2. 1); Baseball (4); Wrestling (4); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Marksman. Pa e One Hundred Forty-seven JESSE M. HAWKINS, JR. 1 3th District , Missouri 1 ronton, Missouri LEO HAROLD HELXTZ 3rd District, Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania MONTHS ago there was a Kaydet in " B " Company who showed flashes of ambi- tion — the riding hall knew him, and the basketball court; even the Pointer and the Howitzer felt his interest. Then Jesse came out of Summer Camp with a clean sleeve to join the Immortals. He became a polished " First Class Buck, " with all the nonchalance and indifference to the higher realms of effi- ciency that traditionally marks the clan. Jess is no Einstein, but Einstein doesn ' t ha -e as much fun as does Jess. Howexer, he has a surprising amount of serviceable gra ' matter. No " Bulletin Board Seance " is com- plete without his obser ations, and in spite of their resonance, they are usually punctu- ated with good common sense. Behind his argumentativeness, skepticism, and indiffer- ence there is an abundance of good nature. He will not be haunted with that after graduation regret which comes not from dis- satisfaction with things done, but from self- reproach for things left undone, because he has extraordinary ability w hen it comes to do- ing things he shouldn ' t do and a redeeming number of those he should. WHO are you, red- faced man " Thus, Leo was introduced to West Point and with him he brought happiness to all. He spent most of Plebe year learning to like the place with an occasional triumph over the upperclassmen. Academics excited him but little, but he has always helped others who were not so fortunate. Socially, in the South Barracks Hotel, he ranks with the best and none of the pleasant afternoons " o ' er the tea- cups " would be complete without him. Philadelphia is the promised land. sa sLeo, and since the Navy trip we are inclined to agree. At least the statement that many beautiful femmes abound there cannot be de- nied. He excels in debate and thus far appar- ently holds the edge on Bridgewater although there may be startling de elopments before June 13. The Air Corps may claim Leo, and, if so, we know that wings await him there. Basketball (4. 3). Assistant Man- ager (3); Polo (4); Pointer (3); lOOth Night Show (1): Fishing Club (I); Rifle Marksman. Soccer (4), Numerals (4); Swim- ntiing (4); 100th Night Show (4, 3. 2. 1). Cadet Choir (4. 3. 2, 1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Sharpshooter. Page Unc thindrL ' d Forly-eighl MORRIS KING HENDERSON Senatorial, North Carolina New Bern, North Carolina FRANKLIN STONE HENLEY ' th District, Michigan Eastman, Georgia IN a world where the good old-fashioned quality of reliability is still in demand, Pop will get along nicely. Quiet, hard-work- ing, and persistent, he manages, without un- due fuss, to get things done very ■well. No lover of mechanics, mathematics, and all the rest of that brood of scientific subjects. Pop has ne ' ertheless stuck to his guns, there- by sacrificing excellent standards in other subjects. Let no one get the impression that his interests are all serious, however; we arbi- trarily claim for Pop the keenest sense of humor in the neighborhood. Pop is one of those considerate files so con- spicuous around here by their absence . Most of us are too engrossed in our own particular problem to bother much about the other fel- low — not so Henderson. He always pre- serves an even courtesy under the most trying conditi ons. NOT even pausing to knock the dust of his nati e state from his feet, Frank leisure- ly strolled into the area and announced to all concerned, as well as those unconcerned, that another son from " ' the Maine pawt of Gaw- guh " was about to enter the lists of the mili- taire. Even then, in those first turbulent days, his straightforward and outspoken man- ner won our attention and respect at a time when most of us were afraid to speak above a whisper. Characteristically enough four years of soirees, disgruntled Tacs, days of slum, no mail, drawing, drill and parade have failed to change a naturally warm and sunny disposi- tion, which from the first attracted his class- mates . Darius of the " human wings " had nothing on this aspiring young airman. The Air Corps undoubtedly has in store for it a man, sincere and de oted to his work, who w ill go high as well as far. Track (4. 3, 2, 1), Howitzer (4, 2, 1). Feature Editor (1); Fish- ing Club (1); Rifle Marksman 100th Night Show (4. 3); Color Line (4. 3. I); Cadet Choir (4, 3, 2, U; Fishing Club (I); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. Page One Hundred Forty-nine jm FRANK SHERMAN HENRY 29th District , New York Cambridge, New York HENR ' TAYLOR HENRY 7th District, Texas Palestine, Texas AWAY hack in the pre-depression era some four hundred quaking yet determined young gentlemen came through the sallyport of this greystone heritage, each with the fond hopes of becoming at least First Captain, and each vaguely intent upon getting as much " book laming " as possible. Among this group of young men was this quiet, unassum- ing, but forceful young gentleman from up- state New ' ork. From the very beginning it was apparent that this young man would have no trouble with the Academic Depart- ment. " Hank " has always been one who could prepare even the hardest and longest lessons in the shortest time. He seems to have a knack for doing things well with the least possible amount of effort. However, where effort is required. Hank has never been known to fail, and when we receive our com- missions, the ca ' alry ill receive a good man, a thorough sportsman, and an able horseman. HIS cadet pedigree — By Stroke of Luck out of the Indolent South; by Beast De- tail out of Excessive Obesity; by Tall Tales out of Plebedom ' s Obscurity; by Agnosticism out of All Reasonableness (which won over Roommate in Argumentation); by Indiffer- ence out of Any Che rons (Indifference won by a nose from Foundation in Conduct Handi- cap); by Journalistic Experience out of Leisure (which lost to Pointer ' s Managing Editorship) ; by Texas Disposition out of E ery Difficulty; by Pointer (Censor out of Mind; by Sound Judgment out of Army (which has been beaten by Texas Editor ' s Chair). Henry has lost a few races to the Depart- ment of Tactics and not a few to the Pointer Censor, but has won many more from the Academic Departments, and is favored for any argument he enters. He is a strong betting fa ' orite in the Journalistic Race he is to run after graduation. Polo (4), Class Equipment Com- mittee (I), Engineer Football (2); T.:nth Squad (4, 3, 2. 1). Rifle Expert; Chess Club; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2), Lieu- U) Football (4); Fencing (3). Christ- mas Card Committee. Ring Com- mittee; Howitzer (2); Pointer (4. 3. 2. i). Managing Editor (1). 100th Night Show (4. 3); Cadet Choir (4. 3, 2, I); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. Page One Hundred Fi ly |. EDWARD GEORGE HERB 9th District, Massachusetts Medford. Massachusetts HENR ' WALTER HERLONG, JR. 4th District, Florida Jacksonville, Florida MULE " reported to West Point fresh from the w ilderness of Massachusetts - When he left Colgate Uni ' ersity to come to West Point, Colgate ' s loss was West Point ' s gain. He is not only a member of the foot- ball, basketball, and track teams, but he stands among the first twenty in the class in Academics. Eddie reached the ambition of his athletic career when he scored the touch- down that beat Harvard in 1930. During this same year, he also managed to take two touchdowns from Navy. Ever ready to help anyone in Academics, he has kept many of his fellows free from the turnouts. Always jovial, never too tired for a little joke, serious when it is time for study or duty, he is known by all as a scholar, a soldier, and a gentleman. YOL ' are first impressed by the activity of the man ' s mind. It is never still. In one direction or another, right or wrong, it constantly moves. Other minds may be deeper, others more graceful, but none ever more lively, more agile, more untiring. Like him or dislike him, you are keenly aware of his presence. Boo him or cheer him, but you will never sleep through him. There is a virile gusto to his wit. There is an impetuous igor to his reaction. There is a provoking freshness to his ideas. Irritant or counter-irritant, there ' s life in the rub. ' ou find him at times a little self-centered, a bit saturnine, and uncommunicative. This is his nature, and for it he makes neither de- nial nor excuse. He does not pander to the popular pretense and accepted artificiality of the day. He seeks neither your sympathy nor your patronage. Friendship is to him a precious ideal, not to be carelessly exposed to a casual world. Football (4, 3,2). Numerals (4). Major " A " (3, 2): Basketball (4. 3, 2. 1). Numerals (4). Major ■ ' A ' (3. 2. 1): Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marksman: Corporal (2). A B ; Football (4. 3. 1); Lacrosse (4, 3); Pointer (4); Goat Foot- ball (2), Rifle E. pert Page One Hundred Fifty-one TRAVIS MONROE HETHERINGTON 11th District, Texas Reagan, Texas CL DE JARECKI HIBLER 5th District, Ohio Erie. Pennsylvania A TEXAS drawl and a permanent smile mark " Bearcat " ' as a man in a class hy himself. Well do we remember how the Beast Detail worked in vain to eradicate that damn- ing grin from Tex ' s features. They finally concluded that it coulnd ' r be done and gave up in despair. When it comes to arguing. Tex has the edge on us all. Anyone wanting to verify this statement just go up to him, state your subject, what you think, then go home. It won ' t do any good to stay . " ' ou lose e ' ery time. There are many fa orable things we can say about Tex. He possesses an indomit- able and unapparent optimism. Also, no matter how much work falls his share, it is done well with very little effort. When the outlook is least promising, we find Tex is not only unconcerned, but has a solution for the difficulty. CL ' DE is a man uhose outlook on lite is different from that of the majority of us — and quite possibly more interesting. Story writing is his avocation, and those who have read the " Pointer " have run across his work many times though it has been anonymously. A i id imagination, similar to that of Poe ' s, almost dominates him, and with his knowledge of legend and command of words, he has a medium of expression which is unique. He is quiet and unassuming, content to ob- serve that which passes on about him and to store those obser ' ations for future use. The man has a pleasant and interesting personality which, however, presents itself only to those who know him; it does not spring suddenly upon one, but rather opens up slowly and re- tains its full force. He makes friends slowly but his friendship is doubly valuable because of the cherished characteristic of sincerity which goes with it. Football (4.3,2,1). Lacrosse {4. 3, 2, 1). Numerals (4), Major " A " (3, 2): Boxing (4, n. Plebe Lacrosse Coach (3); Rifle Expert; Coach in Academics (4, 3. 2. 1); Pistol Marksman: T. H. E. r. (2); Beast Detail (1); Corporal (2); First Sergeant (1). Red Comforter Squad (U; 100th Night Show (4. 3. 2. 1), House and Seating (1); Rifle Marks- man; T. H. E. F. (2). Page One Hundred Fifty-two mb FRANCIS HILL 14th District, Massachusetts Brockton, Massachusetts DANIEL LIGHT HINE 13th District, Ohio Berlin Heights, Ohio FRANCIS, best known as Francois or " Fran " to his classmates and contempo- raries, possesses all the attributes, character- istics, ideals, and qualities that make an adventurer, philosopher, and gentleman. His keen Yankee wit and humor lightened our many dull hours at the Point. His expres- sion, " If the Virginia trip had been any better, I couldn ' t have taken it, " aptly and tersely described our feelings. He is a thoroughgo- ing chap. Nothing is ever too difficult for " Fran " to do. He starts right in at the bot- tom and finishes with brilliant eclat. Coming from a long line of ad enturous New England ancestors, we notice the gleam in his eye when the word adventure is men- tioned. We all hope that he may have the good fortune to follow all his ad enturous de- sires. We have formed a deep and sincere liking for this man and believe it unnecessary to wish him success for success is his for the striving. DID you ever see that black haired boy bent over his table with his nose in a book? Well — that ' s Dan Hine. Sounds as if he were a book-worm doesn ' t it? But if you assume that you ' re all wrong. He likes to read, " ' es — reads a lot. But he does a lot of other things too. You ' d never accuse him of being a book-worm if you saw him tearing around the squash court, spry as a cricket in spite of the fact that he is the oldest man in the class. That incidentally is why they call him Grandpaw. He ' s a track man too and he really doesn ' t look as if his joints were get- ting stiff when he ' s broad jumping. Dan ' s never angry, never irritated, never grouchy. He ' s as honest too as the day ' s long; an honest man and an honest friend. Diog- enes, they say, spent a lot of time looking for an honest man. One day he ran into Dan and after one look he blew out his lantern, threw it in the corner and said, " Thank Zeus, that ' s over! " Football (4, 3); Hockey (4, 3,2), Numerals (4); Rifle Sfiarpshoot- er; Pistol Marksman; Corporal ... Pistol Mark (2); Sergeant (1) Track (4 . 3 . 2 . 1 ) , Monogrj (3); Gymnastics (4. 3); Hor Committee; Rifle Marksmi Pistol Marksman. Page One Hundred Fi ty-three ADRIAN LEONARD HOEBEKE 5th District , Micliigan Grand Rapids. Michigan ARTHUR ADRIAN HOLMES Senatorial, Florida Millville, Florida JOE " hit West Point all set for the glamor- ous social life what with Emily Post ' s Blue Book specked and an extra cit suit for his exciting week-end lea ' es during the plebe fall season. Lt. Hoeheke of the High School Cadets was ready for duty and command — he got the duty and will get his command in this Q. M. " Big Business " policy after gradu- ation. A few high lights on his remarkable character: a snake with 0.0 and 3.0 as limits ■ — average .4, fast worker in cadet Menial tasks as well as with the women, especially with the older group, pride no end in cit clothes — an emulator of Bing Crosby with more or less devastating effects — and lastly " I may be a goat but I ' ve got more common sense than a lot of those wooden engineers " His big boast takes the form of an all-night absence from Langley Field on the Virginia trip. " And the last thing he said before I left was, ' Don ' t be late for taps. ' A SQUARED " is one whose sincerity is impressive even though his thoughts a -e the red flag and his presidential vote fell in Thomas ' s hat. Trying to ie with him in solving the country ' s ills leaves you feeling as disconcerted about your now-shown-to-be in- effective panacea as you felt when you dropped the tray out of your desk in drawing. You could ne ' er say he was indifferent. He was, well — apathetic. Yearling year, slugs were mere bagatelles and Newburgh a seat of unlimited attractions. Of a serious mind, femmes or football games have never stirred his curiosity, and Saturday afternoons find him cloistered in the sanctity of his room enwrapt in profound study of the poli- cies of government or the psychology of the Driebund. Naturally modest, usually, he startled us at a hop one night by promising more than fifty mendacious soubrettes that he would one day sign presidential documents, and from this he still recei " es fan mail. Soccer (4. 3. 2, 0. Numeral (4). Minor " A ' (1). Rifle (2). Chorus 100th Night Show (1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. Sergeant (1). A.B.; Sergeant (11. Page One Hundred Fifty-four JOHN THOMAS HONEYCUTT Presidential Washington, District of Columbia FERDINAND M. HUMPHRIES 2nd District, Kentucky Hawesville, Kentucky FOUR happ ' years back, Johnny entered his new Highland home, unstained by the undermining influences of the outside world. Son of the Army, he knew well what to expect in the line of discipline and has never suffered from a faulty Mewpoint in that most impor- tant matter. Punctilious and efficient to the nth degree himself, John has only contempt for details encumbered with red tape. John ' s subtle and adept use of the foil has helped to add new lustre to a name already famous in Army fencing. A sharp mind — especially in matters mathematical — has kept John within the pale of that coveted Star-dust and enabled him — generous almost to a fault with his time — to help others less fortunate in cerebral equipment. He appropriately has chosen the Engineers as his branch. THE farmer doesn ' t know what is good for him; so why not force something good on him. " This attitude soon became known in those 1822 B.S. sessions. Sarcasm and dry humor made him welcome in any discus- sion, be it the farmer or politics. Persistency was usually a feature of his work. It carried him from the lower part of the class to near the top. Although he became imbued with the spirit of first class " bucks ' in upholding their time-honored traditions he broke one of their hard and fast rules — not a step did he walk on the area. The combination of Humphries and Gal- lagher proveci unbeatable in all arguments. What Humphries lacked Gallagher possessed and vice versa; so the two together were in- vincible. Woe to the man who became the target of their schemes. Track (4. 3. 2); Fencing (4, 3, 2, 1), Numerals (4). Major " A " (2): T. H. E. F. (2), Stars (2), Cadet Choir (4, 3, 2, 1). Engi- neer Football (2). Rifle Sharp- shooter; Acting Corporal (3); Sergeant { 1 ) Page One Hundred Fifty-five WILLIAM ANDERSON HUNT, JR. 6th District, Iowa Ottumwa. Iowa FRANK PATTERSON HUNTER, JR. 2nd District, North Carolina Portsmouth, Virginia BILL is the son of a lawyer out in the middle of God ' s country and he has inherited certain argumentative traits — he loves an ar- gument and will give battle to anyone, at any time, and on any subject, particularly politics. P, Echols lost an argument to Will during Plebe June, but the battle was so closely con- tested that Will has not gi en the Academic Departments any opportunity to reopen the controversy. Whenever he slows up in stud- ies, the stars on his bathrobe seem to urge him on. Usually cheerful and often hilarious, he is a pleasant companion. His classmates will long identify him by his irrepressible and contagious laugh which cheers anyone who hears it. Although they are officially frowned upon, we ha e always maintained that what the Army needs is more debaters. It ' s getting one in Bill. We ' re wishing him victory in his argument with life. WHAT ' S that bell for ' Was that first call? What time is it, anyway? " So " Foxy " Hunter entered West Point, so he ' ll leave it. After nearly four years, he still wants to know w hat time supper formation is; why guard mount is in the middle of the after- noon; and who said so. But is he ever late? Does he ever miss boodle fights, wild rumors, shaving cream samples, or borrowed cigar- ettes! ' He does not! Ready to argue about anything and every- thing as long as he ' s upholding the minority, the Law Department ' s pride and joy rolls glibly along. Always entering a conversa- tion like a man reading the third instalment of a continued story, he frantically wonders (aloud) what it ' s all about until the synopsis has been disclosed; then he ' s still wondering! But when warmed up, he pours forth such a torrential gala.xy of oratorical pre-eminence his audience merely gapes in open-mouthed awe . A mood for every occasion; an adaptal?ility that always clicks; he flows from Beau Brum- mel to rowdy; from handball to Nietzsche as smoothly as super-synchro mesh. Football (4): RiHe (3); Howitzer (4, 3): Cadet Choir (2. 0; Fish- ing Club CD: Rifle Marksman. Board of Governors (1): Choir (4. 3. 2, 1); Fishing Club (1); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1). Page One Hundred Fifty-six WALTER ABNER HUNTSBERRY 7th District , Virginia Winchester, Virginia OREN EUGENE HURLBUT 2nd District, Missouri Brookfield, Missouri THE distinction of being a gentleman is something, but the distinction of being a Southern gentleman is more than that. Once a Virginian always a Virginian — that ' s Ab. Lee, Jackson, Washington and Lee Swing, and that inevitable dance called the " shag " come all in one breath to this debonair per- sonage from Virginia. Ab ' s nature is of the " open sesame type. He is a most sincere and intense person. When he is mad, he is mad all over; and when he is happy, he fairly radiates beams of happi- ness. Natural possessor of a most pleasing personality and a whole-hearted generosity, Ab is a born mi.xer. Again, few men can be depended upon to carry out a difficult and disagreeable task with as much energy as Ab gives. Teas and din- ners have always found him present for he is at his best in social affairs. Because of his pleasing personality, his wide circle of friends, his whole heartedness of effort in e ' ery thing he does, he has made us wonder if a fi e-year course at West Point is not advisable. HURL ' is another reason why cadet cap- tains go prematurely gray, and why cadet lieutenants get writers ' cramp. Just a rather happy-go-lucky F. C. B. Happy? — yes, except for a brief interval between five- fifty and si.x-thirty in the morning. Lucky — at odd intervals — even odder since the de- mise of Anatole. He has the unique and infallible ability to enjoy life thoroughly with the minimum amount of effort. Yet when some soiree is inflicted on us, after griping a little (for which he is duly renowned) no one works with greater zest. He is the life of every B.S. session and if you want to know who was supply sergeant in " K " Company, in 1929, or how many demerits Ducrot had last January — just see Gene. We know that he is always going to enjoy life — and if he tackles his work as an officer with the same thoroughness with which he " puts away his work " his career will be a successful one. Camp Illumination Committee; Hop Manager (4. 3. 2, 1), Senior Hop Manager (1); Fishing Club (1); Acting Corporal (3), Cor- poral (2); Lieutenant (1). Page One Hundred Fifty-seven NELSON P. JACKSON Senatorial, Vermont Barre, Vermont NEWELL C. JAMES 12th District, Michigan Hancock . Mich igan JACK " is one of those special natures who hate a compliment. He expects so little that he is surprised at the depth of his friend- ships. Born to tease, he loves to tell the most outrageous exaggerations to bewilder the in- experienced. Jack has his goals, and it would surprise those who are not close to him to know how hard he will work for them. In his appetite for history, literature and philosophy, he has avoided all things of a mathematical nature and paid for it his entire time here by having to struggle with technical subjects. Pete is a fun-lo ing chap, but is happiest when he is reminiscing and talking of happy times of the past, conjuring up pictures of times to be, or philosophizing on life, past, present, and future. DICK is a son of the w ild upper peninsula of Michigan but he has spent much of his life in Washington, D. C. He attended Devitt School and while there he acquired a fondness for kittens which ne -er left him. Jimmy, just another one of his many nick- names, is a tall good-looking blond but strange to say is seldom seen at a hop. While he seems to have every quality which would seem to make a snake, he is in fact the direct antithesis. He is the type who ne ' er takes a woman seriously with the usual one excep- tion. A true son of the twenty-seventh division, he adheres joyfully to the old traditions which have been handed down from those who have gone before. He is a great fellow with whom to go on leave but a hard one to keep up with for any length of time. Lacrosse (4); Assistant Manager Basketball (3) ; Muckers ( I ); Cor- poral (2); Sergeant (1), Page One Hundred Fifty-eight DAVID THOMAS JELLETT 7th District, Pennsylvania Germantown, Pennsylvania WALTER AUGUST JENSEN Presidential Fort Devens. Massachusetts DAVID THOMAS JELLETT is a native Philadelphian, if there e er was one. It uas hard for " Dave " to become acclimated to the military, after having spent the greater part of his life in dreamy old Germantown, and drill proved to be a perfect enigma to " Albie " — for quite some time. Possessed of an affable disposition, a protective sense of humor, and a distaste for sustained pursuit of technical knowledge, he sometimes mis- leads his friends into believing him to be a carefree type. True, his cares are few; little affected by the feminine charms (or so he claims), fatalistic to the extreme of indiffer- ence, lost in the world of book and tradition — he finds little time for the everyday considera- tions some find so necessary. Living in the books he reads — he has acquired an outlook on life that is comfortably philosophic, rather than carefree. Far from being athletically inclined, " Whoops-Rider " still has the traces of tan- bark behind his ears. In the summer time Dave ' s inertia is considerably reduced — in more ways than one — , but winter finds him in complete hibernation W.ALT made a good start as a Kaydet — he walked guard once on the Plebe Hike. He never told what happened that night, but ever since he has avoided all the unpleasant work he could. He has taken everything but hard work as it came. " Yearling and second class years he broke down and did work with lots of goats — coaching them through writs, but then first class year he fell back into loaf- ing — no work and no more studying than was absolutely necessary. One or two other ex- ceptions were when he went out for swimming and track the first two years here. But even this seeming indifference failed to hide his good qualities. The tacs appreciated him for what he as worth so he has been high on all of our make lists as v ell as well up in class standing. All of his qualities both good and bad can be summed up in the statement that he has been the best of wives for four years. Track (4. 3. 2). Swimming (4. 1. 2); Gymnastics (4). Tennis (I). Monogram (1); Ring Committee (1); Howitzer (4); Stars (4); Ca- det Choir (3, 2); Engineer Foot- hall (21. Fishing Club (1). Tenth Squad (2), Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Acting Cor- poral (3), Corporal (2); Lieuten- ant (1) Page One Hundred Fifty-nine JOSE ' JOAQUIN JIMENEZ Foreign Cadet Caracas, Venezuela HAROLD KEITH JOHNSON 1st District, North Dakota Grafton, North Dakota OVER four centuries ago, the soldiers of fortune of old Spain conquered South America. Throughout the hundreds of years since those glorious days of fighting, and cold, and sudden and violent death, the blood of the conquistadores has spread in many gallant veins; Bolivar, San Martin, and countless others have left their footprints on the sands of time. Today, in the less violent twentieth century, a pawn in the chess game of inter- national courtesy, one Don Jose Joaquin Jimenez Rebolledo, seems destined to pre- serve, protect, and defend, the traditions handed down by his glorious predecessors in the land of revolutions. With Hannibal as his ideal, and with his stern Spartan heart, Joe is well equipped to cover hims elf with a glory that will reflect credit on the Alma Mater whose lights he burned long into the morning hours in his determined efforts to master her courses. May he have the same determination in mastering the problems of state that will undoubtedly be his to soK ' e. TO Virite a complete biography of this man ' s industrious four years at the Mili- tary Academy in a few words would be im- possible. Far better it is to rely on memory, to recall extemporaneously certain scenes that will never cease to exist in our minds — the summer of 1929 — a stocky, kinky-haired Swede living downstairs during beast bar- racks, a rather quiet person; Plebe year — the same quiet person begins to lose his reticence — freakish noises are heard in the old riding hall; ' earling year he becomes a manager — headgears are counted — he begins to look im- portant — last night of furlo, a hurdle race; Second Class year — " muscling in " on the rackets of the retiring First Captain; First Class year — Ft. Bragg, Fayetteville — a vote is taken — back to normal-Beast Detail — recommendations — and last but not least the crowning achievement of his four years — a success in the form of the golden chevrons of Sergeant. Rifle Marksman; . .B. A,B.; B.A.; Football Equipment Manager (3. 2. 1); Basketball (4); Howitzer (2. U. Athletic Editor (1); 100th Night Show (2. 1). Program Editor (U; Rifle Marksman. Pistol Marksman. Sergeant (1). Page One Hundred Sixty k BEVERLY D. JONES At Large Norcross, Georgia CLYDE LUCKEN JONES 3rd District, Minnesota St. Peter, Minnesota HERE, folks, we have Bev Jones, Soldier. Way hack in the days when he drove the " 1-K " Company Beast Detail his spooniness, straight back, military demeanor, and sense ot justice were the admiration of every plebe un- der him. He has unusual musical ability and every appearance of the Cadet Orchestra, and e er - production of the Hundredth Night Show- found him up on the stage strumming his banjo. It is no unusual event to go up to his room and find seven or eight men perched around the place with ears cocked, while Be - holds the center of attraction with his music. Good looks, brains, polished manners, and unusual ability are all in his possession, and he makes the utmost use of each in his earnest efforts to truly be the type of man and soldier which West Point stri es so hard to produce and of which she is so proud. IT ' S hard to fit a character into a hundred words — hard to immortalize four years of friendship by putting it in print, when such friendships last longer in the heart. What he did, what he was — these things he will carry with him, for the boy who became a man here will not change . . . nor would we wish it. Some men possess a force of character which speaks while they themselves are silent; some have charm because they do not seek it; some have courage made manifest in loyalty, or modesty that hides too much in self-efface- ment: seldom are these virtues combined as they are in Clyde Jones. When we consider his Great Faults — a disinclination to shine brass and an unhappy knack of usually being right, — the lack of balance becomes obvious. To the dark eyes which won fair ladies ' hearts, and to the patience with which you coached deficient plebes when you could ill afford the time, add one firm handclasp in farewell — May we soon meet again! Ring Committee (1); 100th Night Show (4, 3. 2. I): Color Line (4. 3. I); Cadet Choir (3. 2. I), Rifle Expert: Pistol Marks- man; Orchestra (4. 3, 2. 1); Act- ing Corporal (3), Corporal (2); Sergeant (1). A B,; B A ; Wrestling (4, 3). Pistol (3. 2, 1). Team Manager (1); Pointer Companv Repre- sentative (3. 2); Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Expert; Chess Club. Corporal (2); Sergeant (I). Page One Hundred Sixty-one HARRY JULIAN 4th District, New Jersey Flemington, New Jersey HERMAN H. KAESSER, JR. 1 Ith District, Missouri St. Louis, Missouri HARR " ' has a very positi e character. To listen to him, you ' d think everything displeased him. He ' s a famous griper. But he has strong likes as well as strong dislikes. One of his likes is argumentation. He ' ll argue at any time about anything, and on either side of the question, no matter what it is. He has a quaint way of shouting you down if he can ' t gain the advantage in any other way. He thoroughly disapproves of the old saying that " discretion is the better part of alor. " And that leads to his greatest fault — a lack of tact. He believes in frank- ness regardless of the consequences. Many times he says unkind things on purpose, but oftener he doesn ' t think before he speaks. Ho e er, he can think and work hard. Proof of this is his class standing, uhich is usually near the top. Any of you goats want coach- ing in anything? Well, drive around! Harry has been lured toward the Coast Artillery by hopes of material gain. Don ' t get us wrong! STRAIGHT from the ranks of the Missouri National Guard came this curly-haired competitor of Bing Crosby — and landed in the hospital with a broken collar bone. However, such small things as broken collar bones are ne " er serious and Kay soon embarked on a wide and aried athletic career, which included four years on the long suffering " B " Squad, a season on " L " Company ' s champion intermurder track team, crooning (especially before breakfast), and the usual ups and downs of the riding hall, even when the horse was standing perfectly still. However, athletics were not all in Kay ' s life. He was one of those privileged persons known as the " Engineers, " and many are the tales of his encounters with instructors in the four years ' battle for Tenths. A serious stu- dent, a congenial companion, and an ever- present member of any B.S. session — a gentle- man . Football (4), Lacrosse (4). Cros ' Country (3, 2, ) . Boxinu (4) Pistol (3. 2, 1); Engineer Foot ball (2); Tenth Squad f3. 2. 1) Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. Field Artillery Gunner; Acting Cor- poral (3): Corporal (2); Sergeant (1). Football (4. 3, 1). Ring Commit- tee (1); Muckers (2. 1); Rifle Sharpshooter. Acting Corpora! (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (I). Page One Hundred Sixty-two MAURICE E. KAISER 3rd District, California Sacramento, California MATTHEW W. KANE 6th District, Illinois Oak Park, Illinois THE ring of steel! Draw near the fencing armory on nearly any day in the year and that ' s the sound you ' d hear. More — the chances are that here is the lad who is re- sponsible for this particularly masculine, soul- satisfying sound. He ' s a lot like that steel — Maurice. Solid - — the ring suggests firmness and strength — hut not hrittleness. There ' s a pliancy here, elas- ticity, which speaks well for the forging and annealing, the hardening and the tempering processes. (I might as well acknowledge it here and now: — he entertains a shamless lo e for Ordnance! In fact ' tis common gossip in the Hotel that he ' s a builder of model speed- boats and aeroplanes ) Born of fire, as the steel, he has preserved the spark — the spark that makes for dash and nerve, for ver ' e and color — on the fencing strip or off. It took a high grade of steel — an exceptional grade — to win a national championship (Inter- collegiate Individual Sabre Championship). It took a high grade of steel — a true steel — to gain the regard of his friends, and particularly those who elected him Fencing Team Cap- tain. May the ring sound loud, may the ring sound true — as it meets Life ' s bufteting blade. And let there sound as his sun goes down — " Won by Kaiser, Army! " THE damnedest man on earth. So stub- born that he defies all logic, so generous that he worries his Scotch roommate, so con- sistently loyal to his friends that he uncon- sciously earns the warm admiration and affec- tion of those who know him, and so chuck full of contagious devilment that the word likeable only half tells our feeling for this errant son of Old Nick. Although it has been said that an argument convinces no one. Matt is still blissfully un- aware of it. His reiterated " Nope, nope, it ' s not that way at all, " has convinced more than one that the least painful way out of the dis- agreement would be a concession of error. Incurabl y pessimistic on most subjects, his optimism comes to light only when someone mentions a lecture. For four years he has persisted in studying for lectures, even after innumerable disappointments. If you ' re broke and need a dollar, see Matt. He ' ll give it to you if he has it. If you have an L. P. femme and no one will drag her, see Matt. He ' ll drag her and act like he doesn ' t mind. But even if you ' re his roommate, don ' t ask him to get in step. He won ' t hear you; he ' s indifferent. Fencing (4. 3, 2, 1). Numerals (4). Minor " A " O), Major " A " (2, 1). Captain (!): Intercollegi- ate Sabre Champion (2), Rifle Expert; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1). Sergeant ( 1 ) . Page One Hundred Sixty-three L. BROWNING KELLEY 3rd District, Missouri Gower, Missouri RA ' MOND EMERSON KENDALL Senatorial, New Hampshire Newport , New Hampshire THOUGH a son of the fecund soil of the mid-west, Kelley entered these stern walls unincumbered by any lack of savoir faire. Soon he discovered that men really did go to reveille every morning, but four years have failed to con ince him of any sense in the idea. Of an analytic mind, academics generally and mathematics particularly have never caused Kingfish any denial of his after-dinner Cosmo. Although Irish to the core of his huge frame, he has a high emotional inertia and is immune to the petty trivialities of daily existence that bother most men. His only fear — and that an unfounded one — is the fear of premature alopecia. Kelley ' s impeccable sartorial taste and facil- ity in meeting people keep him high in the social world but he still remains a man ' s man. His one desire is the Air Corps — Happy Landings! KENDALL possesses an inordinate desire to find out what makes things run . His joy in investigation and his ability at ques- tioning and encouraging even the most hesi- tant to talk profusely usually leaves him with e ' ery thing they know. " The more you practice, the less you get hit, " won for him his letter in boxing although fighting abo e his weight in every fight. As end on " B " squad football, he screened and protected an eleven man flank and in the even- ing he gave his personal attention to the mo- tive power of the Army. Speed and diplo- macy he used very successfully on the track squad. Considering the above, we believe him well grounded in the fundamentals of our profession. Socially " Pal " can easily shock you into a good humor without going half as far as you might fear. He thoroughly enjoys dancing. We think that he is a great friend and one we would rather not lose. Track (4. 3); Polo (4): 100th Night Show (2. 1). Seating Ar- rangement (I); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Sergeant (1). Football a. 1); Track (4, 3); Cross Country (4, 3). Numerals (4); Boxing (4. 3, 2), Minor " A " (2); Hockey (I); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Marksman, Ser- geant ( 1 ) . Page One Hundred Si.xty-four u EDGAR HASKELL KIBLER, JR. 3rcl District , South Carolina Newberry, South Carolina THOMAS TALLANT KILDA ' lOth District, Texas San Antonio, Texas WHEN Doc Kibler came to the Academy he exploded forth with " I don ' t know anything about this military game. " Since that memorable day he has become a true army man. He was interested in the doctor ' s profession but found no such course offered to him. jNot to be dismayed he plunged into his academic duties with his feet on the desk, and managed to give the first section men something to worry about. " Doc " is the grand old master of " A " Company inter- murder athletics. He has played and coached on four six-company championship teams, and has been instrumental in bringing back two Corps Championship cups. A great lec- turer and talker is the Doc. He always plunges into e ' ery discussion headlong, and usually comes out ictorious. We expected to find his exuberance and enthusiasm some- what subdued when he was made Supply Sergeant. Such was not the case, however. We understand he now dictates to the Sup- ply Officer. IT is a laugh of the whole man from head to heel — a spontaneous and complete up- heaval, stirring every part of him. There is substance and pouer to it. There is a sur- prising vivacity, and the end is as sudden as the start, leaving him a little abashed for it all . This is Tom ' s laugh — and this laugh is Tom. There is a full, convincing realness to him. He needs no make-believe; he is good and he knows it. You know it, too, after you have watched even one minute of his four years of Army football. There ' s a thrill to the steadiness, the ruggedness, the power of him. Yet for all his solidness, there ' s a sur- prising grace to his manner. The instinctive Celtic flourish is Tom ' s inalienable heritage. The laugh is reserved for rare occasions. Nor is his enthusiasm or his approbation familiar. Things must be good to impress Kilday. Rifle Marksman; Pislui Marks- man; Corpora! (2); Supply Ser- geant (1). Football (3. 2. 1). Majo (3. 2. n. Sergeant (1). Page One Hundred Sixly-five JOHN ROBERTS KIMMELL, JR. 4th District , Pennsylvania Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania HARRISON KING Senatorial , South Dakota Mitchell, South Dakota JACK, a true Pennsylvanian, has been called a Dutchman for so long that he thinks he is one. One look at his rosy cheeks and dimples hears this out, but he will certainly commit mayhem at their mere mention. But don ' t let appearances deceive, he played center on the immortal goat team, as the opposition ' s bruises testified, and firmly be- lieves that " might makes right " in all but academics. However, as the stars on his bathrobe show, he has developed a true goat complex of ne er worrying and still fooling the academic board. His many wisecracks and general goodfellowship make him always a leader in the less serious-minded element of the Corps. HARRY ' S capacity for enthusiasm has al- lowed him both to enjoy life around here and to get more out of it than most of us. Half-measures have no place w ith him; wheth- er studying Phil or out on a party he always gets into a thing wholeheartedly. As a result he is seldom bored, and is never that nuisance to others which bored people often are. His interests are very diverse, ranging from expert rifle shooting to fine literature and from national politics to the elementary prin- ciples of ha ' ing a good time. We ' ll bet a doughnut that he has fifteen hobbies by the time he ' s thirty. His capacity for enthusiasm extends to the fair sex — and how! It is qualified in only one respect — that portion of the fair sex which receixes his enthusiasm infallibly changes e ' ery two weeks or so. That may be the best solution to the problem — you never can tell. As a friend Harry is loyal and aluable. Ne er a seeker of popularity while here, he has ne ertheless made and kept many friends. Goat Football (2). RiHe Marks man. Sergeant (1). Wrestling (4, 3), Rifle (3, 2) Monogram " . ' " ; Howitzer (2 1), 100th Night Show (3), Fish ing Club (1), Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Marlcsman; Corporal (2) Page One Hundred Sixty-six t Moi RICHARD T. KING, JR. 6th.District, South Carolina Georgetown, South Carolina VICTOR HALLER KING l th District, Ohio Ashtabula , Ohio FOR the four years the Corps has known him, Dick King has meant football to the majority of Cadets. Week after week, every face has seen him on the gridiron for Army, quietly filling more than his assignment. Never flashy, never spectacular, hut neces- sary to every play, enemy teams found his end impregnable; his teammates felt him a tower of strength . Dick lives as he plays. Those of us fortu- nate enough to have been close to him have learned to value his friendship as one of the finest things our life here has brought to us. Quiet, reserved, with an innate dignity, he has won our loyalty and deepest respect as a soldier and a gentleman. Even on the grid- iron despite injury and misfortune, he strives on through whatever may come his way until he reaches his goal. VIC came here four years ago, not only to obtain experience as a cadet, but to pre- pare himself for the many years of wider, more diversified, and interesting work that will follow graduation. High aspirations, from which flow the fount of practical ideal- ism, have governed his work and actions as a cadet, as we are sure they will in the years to come. At times he has had difficulty in reconciling his inclinations with the require- ments of rigorous discipline, but desiring al- ways to " play the game, " he has entered the spirit of things with an avidity that has re- warded the effort and has added much to the sought for experience. As the time for graduation nears, and the necessity arises for choosing a branch of the service, Vic smiles on. unperturbed, for all branches spell new experience — which is to him the essence of life and things. Football (4. 3. 2. I), Nu (4). Major ' A " (3, 2. 1), Track (4. 2. 1). Major " A " (2. 1); Wrestling (4). Numerals (4), Cold Star. Navy Game (1): Rifle Expert. Pistol Marksman; Act- ine Color Corporal (3); Regimen- tal Sergeant Major (I); A.B (3. 1); B.A. (1). Gymnastics C2, I). Monogn •A " . Rifle Expert; Pistol Mar man Sergeant (1). Page One Hundred Siity-seven RUSSELL R. KLANDERMAN 4th District, West Virginia Grand Rapids, Michigan ANTHONY ' FRANK KLEITZ Honor School Denver, Colorado LEVEL-HEADED men are rare in the Corps, but Rus is one of tiiem. It is not his age that makes him so sagacious, nor is it entirely the maturity of the first classman. It is just inherent common sense. However, when he plays, he plays as hard as any of the rest of us, if not a little harder, w ith something in that play that makes him hard to heat. His literary knowledge and talent are mani- fested in his conversation by a spontaneity of wit which is little short of greatness. Onthe other hand, his wit includes a multiplicity of puns which are not always above the average, and are sometimes downright stinko. As a strategist, he is not exactly a little Napoleon, inasmuch as many hours at fiction and his pipe ha c measurably decreased his chances of victory in the battle of the tenths. His arguments are few, but they are worth con- sidering when he does put forth his opinions. Rus is a worthy opponent in any contest — whether it be in athletics or mental gym- nastics; in football or in bridge. He has lots of determination — even if it is only to sit and read and smoke a friendly pipe. A FRANK KLEITZ is the type of man . whom anyone would be proud to call a friend. Frank holds his place in the hearts of his friends by his honest sincerity and straightforwardness. He is very unassuming and quiet, looking more on the serious things of life than the frivolous; by this we do not mean that Frank doesn ' t enjoy life, for he does in his own sane way . Another character- istic of Frank ' s is that he never tries to be superior in any way, and whenever he is put in a superior position, takes it as lightly as possible, while still doing the job in a thor- ough manner. Whenever Frank is called up- on for any task, he is always ready to do his share and do it well. Whenever a friend of Frank ' s is in need, Frank will always help him out in his understanding way, for his serious- ness makes him very understanding. Indeed, whoever may count himself among Frank ' s friends is very lucky and has something worth while in this friendship. li R.fle Marksman, Acting Cor- poral (3). Corporal (2). Lieuten- ant (I). Honor Committee (I); Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Marksman; Corporal (2). Page One Hundred Sixty-eight ' PAUL ELTOiN LaDUE 17th District, Illinois Bloomington, Illinois JOHN JOSEPH LANE llth District, Massachusetts Roslindalc. Massachusetts ILLINOIS has just cause to be proud when she views the tact that Paul is one of her sons. Paul has made a fine record at West Point. He has done his work thoroughly and cheerfully. His sincerity and depend- ability have gained him many true friends. Paul studies enough to be known as an " Engi- neer, " but still he has time to devote to ath- letics and activities. For a man who has never been on an Army " A " squad, Paul is one of the best athletes in the Academy . He swims, plays football, and runs — he has made more trips to Crow ' s Nest Mountain than any man in the Corps. Alv ays cheerful, always loyal, always giving the best that is in him — Paul will succeed wherever he goes. EVEN though you ' re only make-believing, laugh, Clown, laugh. Paint a lot of smiles — " Johnnie ' s philosophy — how often e ' e heard him singing it — whistling and humming it. A good philosophy, for we have yet to see Johnnie get angry. An acti e man this Lane — he plays soccer, hockey and tennis. Between times he does everything from walking on his hands to pos- ing for pictures with the governor of Massa- chusetts. And how this man likes to ride! He ' s off — now he ' s on again — now he ' s off again — there goes the horse — here comes Johnnie. How this man likes to ride! Last summer Johnnie transferred from " M " to " K " Company by order. He wore four gold chevrons on his F. D. coat, but three look just as good and Johnnie has remained unchanged (though he can now say " Boston " like the rest of us), still whistling, humming and singing, — " Laugh, Clown, Laugh. " Ring Committee (1); Engineer Football (2)-, Fishing Cluh (2); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1). Soccer (4, 2), Numerals (4) Hockey (4. 3. 2. 1). Numeral: (4). Monogram (2). Minor " A ' (I). Tennis (4, 1. 2. 1); Clas; Treasurer; Catholic Choir (4. 3 2. 1); Tenth Squad (3); Rifl. Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman Acting Corporal (3). Corpora (2): Lieutenant (1); B.A. Page One Hundred Sixty-nine GORDON P. LARSON 1st District. Utah Ogden.Utah ROBERT JOHN LAWLOR 12th District, Ohio Columbus, Ohio GORDON, known to many as " Wolf " be- cause of his large appetite, came to us as a Colonel from his High School R. O. T. C. For three years and two months, however, he was a staunch member of the well-known " Bucks, " but Summer Camp ga ■e him the chance to use his military knowledge, and in the end he found himself a Lieutenant. In academics he started slowly, but like a rolling stone he gathered impetus so that during First Class year we find him among the engi- neers. No finer tribute to Gordon ' s character can be mentioned than the fact that he was made honor representative of his company. He was, as a still greater tribute to his fine quali- ties of honesty, courage, and leadership, elect- ed Chairman of the Committee. When it comes to le el-headed thinking, Gordon is al- ways dependable. Gordon ' s avocation is games — Basketball, Bridge, Chess, and many others. He has a fine singing voice, and is a leading member of the Choir and the Hun- dredth Night Show cast. If the past is any indication of the future. Gordon will do any- thing he undertakes in the best possible man- ner. WITH a song in his heart and the idea of graduating with honors in his mind. Bob has kept working along for these four years. One of the few men who have been able to say all the time, " They re all fickle but one, sir, " and not have " Hurdy-gurdy " in mind at all. High ranking in every endeavor he has undertaken, at the cost of only his own time and hard labor; never too busy to lend a help- ing hand when needed; living a realistic life in a place of realities it is little wonder that Bob has gained the high esteem of all who know him. His happy song has brightened many a dull day and helped to make life easier along the long road. A smiling Irish- man with a perfectly controlled temper, and the wise policy of crossing no bridges until he comes to them, he is a man of few mistakes. Baseball (4), Numerals (4), Honor Committee Chairman; 100th Night Show (J, 2, l);Color Line (4, 3. 1); Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Marksman; Lieutenant (1) 100th Night Show (4) ; Color Line (3). Catholic Choir (4. 3. 2, 1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marks- man, Acting Corporal (3). Cor- poral (2). Lk Page One Hundred Seventy WILLIAM J. LEDWARD Senatorial, Rhode Island Westerley, Rhode Island ROBERT GRAIN LESLIE 13th District, Michigan Detroit, Michigan MOST men you can easily classify by traits and habits. This man defies classification unless you take three or four groups together and give them a name. He has his ups and downs but you would never guess they weren ' t all ups. He was chris- tened " Lucky " during his plebe year. The name signifies good fortune, yet this luck isn ' t restricted to events of every day but to his general make up, his personality and tem- perament as well. When there ' s work to be done you can bet no one is working harder than Bill; if there is a good time going on, the odds are ten to one that Bill is there. He has worked hard, deadbeated, and B.S. ' d with us, fought, argued, and joked with us and we have found him wearing the winning colors. We send him to the Grads and know they will find him as much a man as we have. We won ' t alv ays be there to tell the stories of the things he ' s done so take a hint from us and ask him about his " Educational trips, " the Virginia trip — Fort Bragg — and Long Island! TO those who do not know the subject of the above pictorial job of a cle -er photog- rapher — a few explanatory words so that you may pass on to admire the other pictures. This man is a fine and outstanding person. He has his faults, haven ' t you? To you little children of family and friends who will be sent to a corner with this book to keep you quiet, I gi e you a cue for a volley of annoying questions. Go over and ask your Uncle Robert about his " Bar Bells, " his fam- ous spy-glass, and the New York cabarets. He will break down and keep you interested for hours. My versions of these choice stories of his Kaydet days would all be censored. To you that know Robert Leslie, I can say little you would not have gleaned from your own acquaintance with him. I comment and you may agree or not. He isn ' t a " good fel- low, " he is too honest for such. However, he isn ' t reticent or unfriendly, for he is too hu- manly curious to refrain from mingling with people. Parado.xically as it may seem, he is a generous Scotchman; he saves with precise care, and yet he shares freely his possessions with others. Football (4): Boxing (4, 3, 1); Rifle Expert; Machine Gun Ex- pert; Pistol Sharpshooter. Ser- geant (I). Rifle Sharpshooter; Acting Cor- poral (3); Corporal (2), Lieuten ant (I). Page One Hundred Seivnly-one CYRIL J. LETZELTER 18th District, Ohio Martins Fcrrv , Ohio JOHN HARDY LEWIS Army ElmCitv. North Carolina FOR hat are you famous! ' " ' asked a mem- ber of the Beast Detail. " For scoring two touchdowns against Notre Dame, " replied Cy. The story of those two touchdowns is rather long, but " Soapy " listened to a lengthy discussion on that subject by the famous man, while the same person devoured all of " Soapy s ' boodle. No doubt you have heard the story of the man who slept while a special train was leav- ing Weehawken. It must have been an en- ticing bed, but enticing or not, it cost Cy one month on the area. " Hello, Coach! " This phrase typifies Cy ' s greatest enjoyment during the past three years, for an unfortunate event brought his playing activity as an athlete to a close during the early part of the football season of 1930. However, it was impossible to keep him away from athletics, so he has lent a helpful hand to the coaches of football, basketball, and track . WHEN Jack Lewis nudges Benny Havens in his crumbling ribs and requests " room enough beside his grave, " he ' ll rest easier if he has a red comforter for his winding sheet. Jack is a confirmed comforter enthus- iast, and might, but for Plebe year, be ad- mitted to the seats of the mighty. Plebe year, however, is the blot on his record. He was an Engineer in those days, but yearling camp, his mounting reputation as a Snake, and a fiashy Packard car lured him from the fonts of knowledge to the more leisurely environments. His course has been one of choice rather than necessity, however, for Jack isn ' t an intellectual nonentity by any means. When he wants to be he is an able student, some- thing of an athlete, and always cheerful. He has his darker moments, for many of which the Law Department is responsible, but they ne ' er hold him long. For all of his gambler ' s instinct he never thought of flipping a coin to figure the writs. He has a mind of his own, a way of his own, and a nonchalance that w ill carry him through to many a Murad . Coach. Football, Basketball. Track (2. 1); Sunday Schooi Teacher (1); Rangers (2); Fish- ing Club (1). Football (2); Baseball (4. 3. 2) Numerals (4). Major " A " (2) Coach, Intramural Football (I) Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marks- man; Acting Corporal (3). Page One Hundred Sevenly-lwo CHARLES ELLSWORTH LE DECKER 4th District , Maryland Gulfport. Mississippi LAWRENCE JOSEPH LINCOLN 7th District, Michigan Harbor Beach, Michigan HERE is a man who has suffered turn-out writs, foundation, area tours, loss of Christmas lea e and all other ailments peculiar to Cadets; yet throughout all this adversity he has maintained a balanced outlook on life. His opinions are his own and rarely influenced by the crowd. His record in discipline might wrongly indicate that he belongs to that im- mortal group of bucks who ha e no interest in upholding the standard of the Corps; such an impression is entirely wrong, for in truth there are few Cadets more sincerely interested in upholding our traditions. His inimitable sense of humor and unfailing good nature make him popular among his classmates. No one would call Charlie industrious by nature, but he has an amazing capacity and willing- ness for work when the necessity arises. IN writing about " Abe " Lincoln, one is al- ways conscious of the academic danger of using too many adjectives. This is not said in any spirit of flattery or insincerity, but be- cause of the fact that " Abe, " in his four years at West Point, has been outstanding in the qualities that mark the leader, the friend, and the gentleman. For " Abe ' s " heart is as expansive as his broad shoulders — so e.xpan- si ' e that he has always set the desires of his classmates and comrades above his own wishes and has even been willing to shoulder the responsibilities which will ease the way for others. In using a great deal of his spare time becoming that accomplished athlete, Abe never forgot his one great love — poetry. He has done everything possible with poetry — written it in letters, read it aloud, and memorized it. Abe, with his unselfishness, generosity, a placid disposition, and a sense of humor has set an example for the men in " B " Company. Baseball (4), Numeral; Wrest- ling (4.3, 2), Numeral (4); Color Line (3): Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. Football (4. 3, 2. 1), Numerals (4). Monogram (3). Major " A " (2, 1); Lacrosse (4, 3. 2, 1), Monogram (3), Major " A " (2); Wrestfing (4. 3, 2), Minor " A " (3); Honor Committee (I); Elec- tion Committee { I ) ; Tenth Squad (4,3.2, 1), R.fle Marksman, Pis- tol Marksman. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2) : Lieutenant (i). Page One Hundred Seventy-three LAFAR LIPSCOMB. JR. 3rd District, Florida Quincy, Florida LAFAR is a gentleman from the sunny south — Florida to be exact. He came to the Academy a quiet and reserved fellow. After surmounting the difficulties of Plebe year, we find him a most businesslike yearling. Lafar impressed us as being a hard worker. His friendly manner touard his classmates is mani- fest. Beneath his friendliness, however, there lies a determination which quite overshadows his other qualities and which has won our admiration and respect. Academically speaking, Lafar has acquitted himself very well and he has always had the time to read a little fiction now and then. Lafar ' s ambition is to be an engineer and rumor has it will be eventually be engineer with. To be more e.xplicit, he does not care to live the life of a bachelor in any sense of the word. We wish him success. W. BRUCE LOGAN 30th District, New York Gloversville, New York TO properly present a picture of Bruce in Kaydet life would require many com- parati es but few superlatives. Those few superlatives are, howevef, very essential. His retiring nature keeps him out of the public eye but the academic department just would not let him pass unnoticed. His nature is not to get into the mad rush of life but to loll on some vantage point and chuckle at the mar- ionettes of fate. Occasionally he is drawn into the maelstrom but always manages to extricate himself from the maze. Our routine life has been one of variety to him because he gets a thrill each time he can do the same old thing in a different way or..under new condi- tions. A lover of the northern winter and a great explorer even in the close confinement of our rockhound highland home, he has sought out new and untrodden paths. His boundless roving spirit will be satiated only by foreign service or by the command of an army of his own. Rifle Marksman; Manager La- crosse (3). Page One Hundnd Seventy-Jour CAM LONGLEY, JR. 16th District, Texas Ozona , Texas STANLEY N. LONNING 3rd District, Iowa Eagle Grove, Iowa CAM is one of those quiet men who have their own philosophy of living and stick to it. In the four years that ue have known him, he has left a great deal with us to re- member — as a comrade, as a soldier, and as a true friend. Early in his years here he proved that he was a true son of Te.xas on Army ' s Pistol team, but we are still wondering why he attracted so much attention from the fair sex on the Virginia trip. Perhaps he has been holding out on us. Cam ' s biggest ambi- tion since he came to West Point has been to win a commission in the Air Corps. THE Kaydet who didn ' t ha e the heart to say " No! " to a blind drag. " But boy — could she dance! " Stan is usually very quiet, but when in the mood can tell quite a story about the medics and a certain kind of to- bacco pouch . He always kept in fine training for running fifty-second quarter miles by playing leap frog with this or that Academic Department. Stan is a fine all-round athlete but those honor rolls published every Saturday certainly put an awful cramp in his style Notwithstanding his " battle of the books, " Stan ' s ever-present smile and overflowing good humor make him stand out even in a gathering of good " eggs. " P ' st .l (3, 2. n. Minor ■ ' A " (1); Gymnasium (4); Sergeant (I). Track (4. 3, 2. I): Major " A " (2); Cross Country (4. 3. 2. 1); Muckers (3. 2, 1); Goat Foot- ball (2); Rifle Marksman. Page One Hundred Sevcniy-five GUY CECIL LOTHROP At Large Carlisle Barracks. Pc-nnsvlvania ERDMANN J ELL I SON LOWELL Senatorial. Maine Ellsworth Falls. Maine GL ' Y really got an education. He learned facilely. and concerning a legion of things of which he had no knowledge until after his advent here. On his first leave, feeling a hit like a fling, he learned at first hand (and for thirty-two dollars) that prohibition was not rigidly en- forced in the New " ' ork metropolitan area. Expensive " ? Yes. hut how was he to know it wasn ' t from Tiffany ' s ' ' The Virginia trip added to his accumulation of epoptic erudition. Guy has a rapacity of thrust both lingually and with the sabre. It ' s a pleasure to watch him fence, but to hear him talk to a plebe grates on the nerves like a steel file. I ' d rather have my tonsils, appendix, and grade sheet amputated than to be in the vicinity where Guy has. ex-cathedra, caught a neo- phyte with soiled cuffs. His fruitful brain meticulously retains the educational embellishments gathered here. When he arrived he knew only the A B C ' s, he departs — a mental giant; and we modestly prophesy that the world will be astounded by his rapid advance WHEN the upperclassman told me that I would live with " Mr. Lowell, " he forgot to add that I would li ' e with him for five years. He was found in descrip the last year it was in the course. He came back to stay the next year but asa permanent " Goat. " He is prouder of being a " Goat " than others are of being " Engineers. " In all of the years here, he has never been bold or aggressive about anything. He goes about his duties slowly and in a methodical manner. Lost motion and waste are un- known terrors to him. His patience and thrift ha e carried him where a more brilliant but less hardy person would ha ' e failed. He has never " boned " a branch to the ex- clusion of all others, but has merely expressed the desire to enter the Service and to become useful. A desire which should be fulfilled, for he is what every man in the Army should be; loyal, obedient, and a good soldier. Fencing (4. 3. 2. 1), Major " A " (2); Intercollegiate Champion- ship Foils Team (2); Intramural Championship Soccer Team (4), Pointer (4. 3.2). Company Rep- resentative (2); Color Line (4); Cadet Choir (4. 3, 2, 1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. Pistol Marksman: Acting Cor- poral (3): Corporal (2); Lieuten- ant (I). i Page One Hundred Seventy-six i,Mi£ rr ROBERT RICHARD LUT2 23rd District, Pennsylvania Clearfield, Pennsylvania CHALMER KIRK McCLELLAND, JR. Senatorial, Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas A MAN who is frank and sincere, a man who possesses a good analytical mind, and who is always willing to assist others, a man who is complacent to the point of con- ceit, and one who conducts a personal reading course — studies be damned — yet ranks among the engineers; this is " Nick. " Although possessed of superior intellectual ability, Nick, nevertheless, has one inherent weakness — the T. D. Not a Christmas rolls by without his spending part of his leave in our Rock-bound Highland Home. Tactical department or no tactical department, he goes his way calm, unperturbed and self-assured. One may cage the king of the area birds, but one cannot destroy his spirit. Nick ' s cheerful grin has won him a host of friends in the Corps and those who have cared to seek farther have found that the grin is only an outer covering for his e en more cheerful inner self. Here is to his success. THIS blond son of Arkansas is a worthy member of that long line of men who have brought fame to the Razorback State. When Mac entered with us plebe year, we said: " Ah, there ' s a man after our own heart, " and sure enough, as the years have passed we ' ve found that Mac has not disappointed us. His chief line of endeavor has been swim- ming. By constant work and perseverance he has improved from a mediocre swimmer to our best hackstroker and has been honored with the captaincy of the team. Lest you think that Mac s de ' elopment is one sided we say that he holds his own among those who vie for honors in the gentle art of dragging. His smile, his southern drawl (and perhaps his Batt Adjutant ' s chevrons) make him popular with many members of the fairer sex. i Football (4); Swimming (4, 3. 2. 1), Monogram (3). Minor " A " (2. 1); Captain (1); Tenth Squad (4, 3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Corporal (2); Bat- talion Adjutant (1). Page One Hundred Seventy-seven ARTHUR ALFRED iVlcCRAR ' 3rcl District, North Carolina Goldsboro, North Carolina D. GORDON McGREW 20th District, Illinois Roodhouse, Illinois FROM the moment the words " North Carolina, sir, " broke on the morning air way hack when we were very young. West Point became McCrary conscious. Mac at- tributes his success in academics and his abil- ity to help his slower minded fellows to adher- ence to the principle that the majority are not right if they aren ' t logical. The corollary to this is that there are two ways to do a job; the right way and the logical way. Some times the corollary doesn ' t work out, but the time saved by its application more than bal- ances this Goldsboro prodigy ' s infrequent ap- pearances on the area. Sometimes Mac seerns to be too courteous and generous, but don ' t be deceived into playing rummy with him. IT has been said that perfection is a critic ' s best target — not that we wish to laud Dan as a paragon, because he is not — but we do feel a sense of humility in writing this review of his flourishing four years in the Corps. To remain for a number of years in the same atmosphere, living as do twelve hundred others, doing things with monotonous regu- larity, will often stifle originality and person- ality by its very lack of variety. Not so with Dan, for during our friendship with him our surroundings have only punctuated his indi- viduality and keenness. His native ability and natural bearing have, during our pleasant associations with him, become more and more obvious and his circle of friends has augmented daily, not by his effort but by his unchanging pleasantness and personal magnetism. Space forbids mention of his varied leader- ship in activities, his literary and histrionic abilities, his sane cynicism, his thoughtful moderation and his ready wit. How can we ever forget that winning smile, that " ladies beware " gleam in the eye and that ungodly mop of uncombed hair uhich are so character- istic of Dan McGrew ! Tenth Squad (4. 3. 2, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Wildcat (1). Basketball (4, 3); Track (4. 2); Christmas Card Committee (I); Camp Illumination Committee (I); Howitzer (4. 3, 2, 1); 100th Night Show (4.3,2,1); Dialectic Society President (1): Cadet Choir (4. 3. 2, 1); Acting Cor- poral (3) ; Sergeant ( I ) . Page One Hundred Seventy-eight r FRANCIS JOSEPH McMORROW 15th District, New York New York. New York SAMUEL M. McREYNOLDS, JR. tith District, Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana TIMEO Danaos et dona ferentes, " hut more to be feared is " Mac " when he hears a strange or unusual word used in a con- versation. Why Because this Webster Jun- ior has an almost pedantic penchant for the rarely heard and still more rarely used words of our native tongue, and woe be unto the unfortunate who abuses the King ' s English in his presence. " Mac " presents a combination of many things that do not apparently harmonize. He is both bookworm and athlete, red-head and good-natured file, and a host of other unbelievable mi.xtures that go to make up an excellent companion and an ev en better friend. Two years can give only a poor estimate of " Mac " ; but they can vouch for a touch of Lothario, to say nothing of a dash of Bacchus, that blends into the other characteristics of this titian Adonis and goes into the completion of a likeable and much liked member of the Class. Out of a tender regard for the weaker and more gullible sex, let it be said that some of the figments of " Mac ' s " imagination are like a tale told by an idiot — signifying nothing. THIS canny Scot hails from the sunny south where they sleep all day, dance all night, and move every year to keep from drowning when " Ole Mississippi ' is on a rampage. He is a charter member of the red comforter brigade. Scorning the simplicity of academ- ics he can usually be found perusing the latest fiction or resting his tired body in preparation for the travails of the morrow. Yet when the dreaded reviews roll around, nothing daunted, he sallies forth to meet the enemy and acquits himself like a champion. The tactical department is Smiling Sam ' s chief bugaboo. Happy-go-lucky, he walks the area every month with a smile of scorn on his face as if in pity for their puny efforts. Football (4); Board of Governors; Sunday School Teacher (3. 2. 1); Engineer Football (2); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Corporal (2). Page One Hundred Seventy-nine T g- ' v- l(|if ;5j||| B H " • Qr EARL JACOB MACHERE ' 8th District, Texas Houston , Texas STEPHEN B. MACK 23rd District, Illinois Flora, Illinois MAC came to West Point, like all the rest of us, with a somewhat distorted idea of the Point. The first few days of Beast Barracks shook the glamour from life, and left Mac with a deep feeling of melancholy. However, melancholy is not a part of Mac ' s makeup, so he soon became his natural self. With characteristic good humor he set out to make the best of the situation. And he has succeeded to the nth degree. Mac ' s particular forte is things mechanical. He always knows what makes the wheels go round, whether it be Electricity, Ordnance, or that bugaboo of bugaboos. Civil Engineer- ing. It makes us secretly envious to watch him bone fiction during a study period, and then ring up a string of ma.xs iti these subjects. His quality of spontaneous good humor has made him many friends. LIKE a steel spring he is — a highly bur- nished tempered steel spring. There is a live and fascinating metal gleam to him; he glows and at times he sparkles. ' ou see it in his eyes, in his smile, and in the fresh color of his colloquial humor. He is highly tem- pered, be assured, and positive in his reac- tions. There is need only to touch him to be persuaded of the true, clear, ' ibrant ring to him. " ' ou instantly sense an unusual energy and capacity, ' ou are attracted to him, yet you handle him most carefully. For in him there is much good to you or much embarrass- ment, dependent largely on your own manner. Rifle Team (3,2,1); Cadet Choir 0. 2. 1); Fishing Club (1): Rifle Expert; Chess Club; Corporal C2). Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Track (4, 3.2). Page One Hundred Eighty THOMAS KOCHER iVIacNAIR 8th District, California San Jose, California JOSEPH LOCKWOOD MACWILLIAM 3rd District, New Jersey Perth Amboy, New Jersey SHOULD you encounter a stocky, blue- eyed, fresh - faced, kinky - haired young graduate who can and will speak authorita- tively on any subject, you will have met Tom. He is a man whose impeccability of vesture is e eriasting; whose nonchalance is at times al- most exasperating; and whose enthusiasm is at other times intensely infectious. His dominant characteristic is a propensity for sporadic outbursts of nervous energy which manifest themselves in his startling transitions from complete repose to feverish activity. He professes a penchant for dolce far niente, but we who know him realize that he can be happy only when absorbed in some task which requires his utmost efforts. PEACE has her ■ictories no less renowned than war — and runts ha e their heroes no less renowned than flankers! Behold the man who for four years was the pride of all runts, because of his propensity toward long dashes with the inflated pigskin. When he was born, he was a bouncing baby boy, and he has been bouncing ever since. He bounces abruptly into the good graces of all who come near him. Even the proverbial Superintendents dog, and the equally pro- erbial Commandant s cat, would not be over- looked by Mac in his o ' ertures of friendship, since he mingles freely, and without grace of embarrassment, with both prince and pauper. Poe would say, anent Mac — " And that was the reason, as all men know. That the Tacs in one of those make-lists stunts. Made him boss of the ' G ' Co. runts! " Having earned his Chevrons, he proceeded to govern his company firmly, and yet made the men like it. This ability, along with his ability to make friends in all walks of life, leads his biographer to conclude that Mac would make a good politician. Fencing (3); Acting Corporal (3): Corporal (2); Captain (1). Football (4. 3.1). Numerals (4), Major " A " (3, I); Athletic Rep- resentative (3) ; Rifle Sharpshoot- er; Pistol Marksman; Acting Cor- poral (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1). Page One Hundred Eighty-one HAROLD ROTH MADDUX Ohio National Guard Cincinnati, Ohio SEYMOUR ELDRED MADISON 7th District, Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana A PRESENTATION of Matt ' s opinion of biographies will concisely and adequateK ' present the position he likes to take on all things. He does not wish to he remembered by an ordinary biography. His friends will remember his virtues — his enemies, his faults. His future acquaintances will judge for them- selves. FEW of us have the courage to follow our own desires, regardless of consequences. Madison is one of those rare individuals who choose to live as they see fit, and to hell with the opinion of others. Though an easy-going life may occasion- ally bring red marks on the grade sheet, it releases one from many of the worries that beset the average file boner. Although Madi- son has passed through many a goat section, he has yet to grace a turn-out writ. In subjects which really interest him, Sey ranks top-hole. He manages to master liter- ary subjects with ease. Madison rarely jumps to conclusions. He is an analyst, a seeker of reasons. He is never content until he finds the basis upon which conclusions rest. There is nothing superficial about Madison. Those w ho know him appreciate the qualities which make him a good file and a staunch friend. lOOth Night Show (4, 3, 2. ): Choir (4, 3, 2. I); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Marksman; Chess Club. Page One Hundred Eighty-lu ' o NORMAN K. MARKLE, JR. 1st District, Minnesota Rochester, Minnesota EDWARD DEANE MARSHALL Honor School Dallas, Texas ♦ NORMAN KEMP is the Grover Whalen of the Post, ever spreading the welcome mat before the metatarsals of visiting dele- gates, and doing honors of entertainment for the Corps. He was one of the few of us who really needed a new F. D. coat when the time came. He has never missed more than three hops per annum since the class was admitted to Cullum, and Sunday afternoon always finds him in his buttons giving some femme a glori- fied impression of the Point. Norman ' s Virginia trip provoked a bevy of imbroglios anent his reaction and failure to fully grasp the significance of the calefactory pulchritude of the mendacious hoydens in- digenous to the southern seraglios. Norman, accustomed to the frigidity of the soubrettes of the Vlinnesota mining regions and the com- mercialization of the Yankee coterie in the megalopolios, was taken aback by the endear- ing pyre.xial qualities of the " Vuginiuh guhls. " Norman ' s mouth and hair still curl into a blonde smile when he thinks of the vitamin-D- tanned backs of the belles basking on the beaches. Our observations indicate that ' twas in anticipation of a post at Monroe that he bought a tux, tails, and but one blouse. STRIKE up martial music! This is the little " big-Texan " from New York! ! ! Marshall! Music! Synonyms — for who can think of Ted without thinking of music? From the beginning as an " H " Company plebe, he filled an important position in the front line of the Cadet Orchestra. Then he grew up (when " D " Company needed Year- ling Corps) and began doing things with music in a big way. Hundredth Night Shows and the Cadet Orchestra were testimonies to his talent as actor, singer, composer, and director. As our dynamic song-leader, he was a potent factor in putting the Corps behind one of .A.rmy ' s finest football teams, to push it through an e.xceptionally successful season. Ted took academics in stride; they never bothered him. He never recovered from the " Virginia trip and it looks like he never will! His personality cost him his heart! May all his fondest dreams come true in his castles in the Air. Pistol (2. 1): lOOth Night Show (3, 1); Color Line (3); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. Cheer Leader (1); Gold " A " (1); Camp Illumination Committee (1): Color Line Committee (3. 1); 100th Night Show (3. 2. 1); Hop Manager (4); Color Line (3, 1); Cadet Choir (4. 3, 2. 1); Cadet Plavers (4.3.2. 1): Rang- ers (1): Rifle Expert; Director Cadet Orchestra (2, 1); Vice- President Dialectic Society (1); Beast Detail (3. 1); Acting Cor- poral (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (3)- Page One Hundred Eighty-three LASS ITER ALBERT MASON Senatorial, Florida Jacksonville, Florida VICTOR EDWARD MASTON 2nd District, New Hampshire Nashua, New Hampshire TOOT-TOOT, hang-hang, here comes the Seaboard Special uith a load of alligator bait. Lass ' Gator, the man who has done all, seen all, and knows all, and tells about it, as the Roman gladiator of old. For clear and wholesome fun Lass was without equal in the Corps for two years, and then, as we all knew his grinds, we lost interest in heari ng them re- peated. Still we all envy the carefree and whimsical personality that passes through life with a chuckle or a laugh. It is his lot to spread a bit of happiness and sunshine and to prove to all that there is a silver lining with no worries and few troubles. He should live a long, happy life and in the end his epitaph may well be: " Once there was a tra eling salesman . " VIC first came to our attention on the range. He squeezed the trigger and be- came an expert and " Squeezo " to us. " Squeezo " came to us from the Army, a true doughboy. His knowledge of the drill manual has served many a new " make " well. V ' ic has been heard many times to whisper the correct command to a faltering make. " Squeezo " isn ' t what you may call modest. He ' s good, knows it, and tells you so. He is always willing to help another. He has gi ' en much advice on affairs of the heart both pri- vately and through a column in the Pointer. His fan mail has been gratifying to him. He is also an authority on " Hair restorers. " " H " Company conjectures as to how many in the company besides Vic would now have shiny bald heads had not he been so generous in prescribing the means of averting it. Vic has made of soldiering both a hobby and a profession. His success is assured. He ' s a man who stays until he wins. ■ Track (4); Socer (4), Numerals (4); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); A.B.; B.A. Golf (4): Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman; Machine Gun Ex- pert; Academic Coaching (1); Pointer Columnist (I). " As Squeezo Says . " Page One Hundred Eight y-four OL. JOHN DOUGLAS MATHESON Senatorial, Montana Billings, Montana JOEL L. MATHEWS Army Eminence, Kentucky PLEBE year Mattie tried to tell us he was a cowboy from the wild and woolly land of Montana. His bluff uas soon called, for, on further questioning by the Beast De- tail, it developed that only once in the last ten years had he been west of the Mississippi. In spite of this fact he may lay claim to being no mean horseman, as those who witnessed his dash on a bare-back artillery nag at Popolopen will a ' er — omitting, of course, to mention the catastrophic climax at the picket line. However, the hobby he loves most to ride is chess. Morning, afternoon, and eve- ning have always found him ready to engage in a battle over the checkered surface. Need we mention here his famous four hour struggle with P. Echols in which, as a good plebe, he placed discretion before valor, or so it is rumored, and allowed the worthy professor to ' anquish him A few classmates, prompt- ed no doubt by the green-eyed dragon, have even hinted that this defeat in chess w as the cause of his sporting headlights on his collar yearling year. Be that as it may, J. D. has been one of the mainstays of the chess team for four years, and his departure leaves room at the top for some aspiring follower. TO all those who know him, and everyone has the chance, he is just good old Joe. He tried for three ' long years to get his appoint- ment and because he had the determination, he will soon be one of West Points graduates. He is still as determined as ever and has had no easy time of it since he entered. His plebe year was a struggle, " ' earling year was bet- ter for Joe because he had learned his lesson. Second class year he turned file boner and has carried the trait with him. When Joe starts to tell his grinds, don ' t fail to rally round. They are subtle, so if you don ' t see the point take time out and think. Joe, we wish you a whole-hearted success and know that you will achieve it if you continue to work as you have in the past. Stars (4, 3): Engineer Football (2); Chess Club (4, 3, 2, 1); President (1); Rifle Sharpshoot- er; Pistol Marksman; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Ser- geant (1 ) . Page One Hundred Eighty-five RICHARD L. MATTESON 26th District. Pennsylvania Butler, Pennsylvania ROBERT WOLCOTT MEALS Senatorial, Nebraska Springfield, Massachusetts FROM January ' til March a ceaseless " tap- tap-tappity-tap " echoes through the halls of the 18th Div. It is not the symphony of a riveting hammer nor the industry of a hungry woodpecker, but merely the heating of Dick ' s agile feet as he taps out the meas- ures for the dancers in the next Hundredth Night Show. Dancing of any kind, plus, of course, a keen drag and that kind of music, appeals strongly to Dick. Academics have seldom worried this stout Pennsylvanian. He takes them as they come and lets them interfere as little as possible with a run in the hills or an evening ' s nap. His uncanny insight into the mysteries of the French verb has saved more than one Plebe and Yearling from the gates of foundation. Dick has an obsession to travel — a yearning to see an English boot in its native habitat and to give the garcon in a Parisian cafe an in- telligible order for champagne. Foreign serv- ice is his goal and in the next five years we may confidently expect to find him puzzling over a Company fund somewhere in the tropics. NONE of our happy throng will ever for- get the days of Beast Barracks when we dashed into room 314 for a breath of air and a cigarette after formations, and listened to Bob, unaffected by the turmoil that kept most of us worried to death, playing soothing strains on his banjo, and singing " Frankie and Johnnie. " That attitude of nonchalance has stayed with Bob throughout his days as a cadet, and even now, when he looks the beauties of graduation in the face, he is as little affected as a blase plebe receiving a police call. He keeps a level head at all times, gets the maxi- mum out of life, and doesn ' t worry a particle. He can look at a lesson for half an hour in the evening, read a book for the rest of the eve- ning and recite the lesson to you verbatim the next morning. Stars, however, offer a worry, and Bob doesn ' t like to worry. And if any of you haven ' t read the latest book, just drop in on Three Square — if he hasn ' t read it, he has it now. If your golf game is unusually good, and you feel lucky, challenge Meals for a game, and watch your feathers fall. Or if you have trouble with the writs, in understanding the poop in math, or in parlezing Francais, drive around to see Bob Meals, and go away a believer. Track (1); Gymnastics (4); 100th Night Show 0. 2. 1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter; A B ; Sergeant (1). Golf (4. 3, 2), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (2); Assistant Man- ager of Basketball (3); Cadet Choir (4); Tenth Squad (4, 3. 2); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marks- man; Corporal (2). Page One Hundred Eighty-six LAUREN W. At Large LaGrange.Ohio MERRIAM JOSHUA R. MESSERSMITH 6th District, Maryland Hagerstown, Maryland FROM the ery beginning of his career as a cadet at the Academy, this enterprising young chap had many outstanding and like- able qualities. The one of these for which we shall best remember him is his ability totell rumors, many of which have caused the dis- astrous but humorous fall of some of his class- mates. Not satisfied with having a brilliant mind, he early determined to have a well dex ' eloped body. And so practically every afternoon has found him at the gymnasium boning muck and developing the " body beautiful . " Merriam knoviS what he wants to do and why he wants to do it. He has decided on the Infantry, therefore, w ith certain probabil- ity that he uill like it and be successful. There is no doubt that the Merriams of the future will look with a great deal of pride on the Merriam of our class. MEMORIES of the dim past of Plebe days come back, long, painful, never-to-be- forgotten. Some will fade, but never the first day which added one of the longest names in the Corps to old Third Company. " I ' m Messersmith of Maryland. " " IVlr. Smith, how many? " was the usual query. Now that we have it all correct, no further introduction is necessary. Some fortunate persons don ' t know what they want and get it, others less fortunate know what they want and don ' t get it. Still others, few indeed, know what they want and get it. Jake is one of these favored few. Time and the Spartan mother have indeed been kind to this true son of Maryland; and it ' s been a privilege to know him and watch his progress. From Surveyor to Kaydet to Graduate all in one stride; it ' s easy when you know how, and he has known how. His activities have been many, his friends numerous and true. Wrestling (1); Honor Commit- tee (1); 100th Night Show (3). Engineer Football (1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. Acting Corporal (3). Corporai (2); Supply Sergeant (1), Soccer (4. 3. 2. 1) . Numerals (4) , Monogram (2). Minor " A " (1); Equipment Committee (1); Pointer (4), 1 00th Night Show (4. 3); Cadet Choir (4. 3. 2, 1); Fishmg Club (1); Rifle Marks- man: Acting Corporal (3); Cor- poral (2): First Sergeant (1). Page One Hundred Eighiy-seven ii ] RICHARD DAVIS ME ER 36th District, New York Newark, New York RICHARD JOHN MEYER 42nd District, New York Hamburg, New York THE i Ia or, still shimmering in star dust — for the stars themselves ha e passed away — is one who has gained his place in the sun. He works hard — maybe too much so at times — and has gained the heights we all more or less aim at. A smile is seldom far away, even in his more serious moments. He tried the sports but found Cullum more to his liking, where e •ery girl might be the one. Horses are one of his specialties and no one knows better the secrets of mi.xing Kaydet grey and tanbark to obtain the best effect. The Tacs claim him for a right hand man, even though he has a great av ersion to seeing his name appear in either column of the Dailv Gazette. ALTHOUGH most of us belie -e we ' ve been . through a considerable storm, Dick has yet to admit it has even rained. His good- natured and apparently effortless manner of overcoming difficulties has often led us to w onder w hy the same obstacles seemed insur- mountable to us. Ne er at a loss for company over the week- ends, Dick has taken an active part in our social gatherings. If he ' s around a good time is assured. After perfecting his golf game in the sum- mer he turned his attention to the soccer field, where he capably managed the squad through- out a successful season — with one exception. The picture of the squad had to be retaken because " Cadet Meyer has his hat on the back of his head. " Which is typical of the man. We can picture Dick going through life wearing his hat at a jaunty angle and laughing at difficulties as he forges his way to the front . Lacrosse (4. 3. 2, DiFencing 4): Class Historian (1); Water Car- nival Committee U); Howitzer (2. 1). Company Representative (1); Pointer (3, ' 2. 1), Literary Editor (1); Stars (4. 3): Cadet Choir (4. 2, ij; Y. M. C. A. (3, I); Engineer Football (2); Tenth Squad (2, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter: Delegate, Y, M. C. A. Conference (3); Fourth Class .Adviser (1); Cor- poral (2); Battalion Commander (1). Soccer (4. 3, 2. 1). Manager Soc- cer (1); Golf (4); Howiuer Rep- resentative (1): Rifle Expert; Pistol Nlarksman; Corporal (2). Page One Hundred Eighty-eight Ji CHARLES HARLOW MILES, JR. 1st District, New Jersey Wenonah, New Jersey AUSTIN A. MILLER 3rd District, Indiana Huntingburg, Indiana DAIL ' Bulletins, general orders, special orders, company orders; Harlow not only read them all but he specked them. He could give you the dope on any official order a day old, a week old, or a month old. He never missed. The motive, if any, was never as- certained. Perhaps it was a memory prac- tice — perhaps a hobby. However, Harlow never wasted much time memorizing these orders. It was rather the operation of a photographic mind. As far as time was concerned Harlow was quite an economist. He saved all the time possible for recreation. He performed all the required duties rather hurriedly but efficiently and thoroughly. The time saved thereby was spent on the " Cosmo " or " red comforter. " Harlow believed in taking things as they came. At all times his apparent emotions were well under control. Altogether, Harlow has enough of the good qualities and characteristics to make him a desirable friend and a good officer, together with enough of the bad to make him inter- estingly human. THOSE of us who know " . " Xust " are very familiar with his expression " Well, 111 tell you . " Those few words are invariably the precursor of much-desired information, and those same words are most characteristic of " Aust. ' They imply a desire to solve another ' s problem or to lend sympathy when it is needed. In times of excitement, sadness, or sus- pense, one may always rely upon Aust ' s abil- ity to relieve the tension of the moment with his slow pensive, " Well, I ' ll tell you , " and the tone in which he utters this expression seems to point out the initial break through the most difficult of mazes. In short, he is a philanthropist, who has a well balanced char- acter, sound judgment, and a desire to " carry on. " Track (4. 3, 2, 1). Numerals (4). Monogram (3, 2); Swimming (4): Rifle Sharpshooter: Pistol Marksman; Acting Corporal (3): Corporal (2). Lieutenant (1). Wrestling (4) ; Polo (4) ; Howitzer Company Representative (2, 1); Goat Football (2); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Expert; Sergeant (1). Page One Hundred Eighty-nine RICHARD MATTERN MONTGOMERY 21st District, Pennsylvania Altoona, Pennsylvania RICHARD CHANNING MOORE 33rd District, New York Bronxville, New York MANY are the men who are grim and glum in the face of misfortune, but few indeed are those who can put on a cheerful smile to hide that grim determination under- neath. I shan ' t recite Dick ' s many successes in the " turn-out " " ftrits, nor his fine efforts in the academics which came so hard for him. His bright side is the impressive characteristic of his nature. Give him a tenth or two to spare, an opportunity to tell a joke or laugh at one, add an appreciative femme, and even air castles dwindle into insignificance. The week-end never passed that Dick wasn ' t show- ing some lovely young lady the mysteries of " West Point. Withal Dick has a serious pur- pose and his conscientiousness coupled with his cheerfulness and good common sense make him a valuable companion. THE necessity of a congressional appoint- ment for entrance didn ' t phase Dick when he set his heart on coming here. For off he went to put in a year of apprenticeship in the regular army, to give him an e.xtra chance of getting in; that in addition to four years at a southern tin school. Persistent, almost obstinate in getting here and level from the start — " Jughead " has continued his career at the Academy, admirably carrying it to envi- able heights. But such honors as Regimental .Adjutant and manager of polo are of little use in explaining the worth of the man. Chevrons and monograms are dead things — a man ' s character and personality are what we want. However, it is significant of his personality, perhaps, that Dick held his polo managership for two years, not a usual record by any means. As Cadet officer, manager, and classmate he has always been the immaculate young Hotspur who deftly handles his social duties or stutters through his publication of orders with the same genial nonchalance. Goat Football (2); Scout Master (4. 3, 2. 1); Rifle Marksman; Pis- toi Marksman; Sergeant (1). Polo (4, 3. 2. 1). Manager (2. 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Ex- pert; .Acting Corporal (3); Color Corporal (2); Captain and Regi- mental Adjutant (1). Page One Hundred Ninety m THOMAS SAMUEL MOORMAN. JR Presidential Ft. McPherson, Georgia CLAYTON E. MULLINS 5th District, Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana TOMiXn ' is an Army child, and, notwith- standing that, a true gentleman of the South. His is a bright disposition and one that has made for him hosts of friends and multitudes of admirers. And why shouldn ' t he be admired? Nothing fazes him and he doesn ' t know the meaning of discouragement. Academically, he was a high ranking Plebe, and each year he has improved his standing, for he is one of those rare persons who work and accomplish things, yet are not con- scientious file-boners. Tommy was never the tac ' s pet and he has served his time on the area with the rest of the immortals. He has partaken of athletics, not to bone muck, or to gain poop-sheet credit, but because he enjoys clean sport and keen competition. With the ladies, he is as a Barrymore, and not being an out-and-out snake, he will " shag " at the most sedate of functions. He is most proud, however, of his position as the premier tap dancer of " K " Company. DURING a major part of the year, and particularly in the fall, one might get the impression that to " Moon " football was the important thing. However, such is not the case, as he is interested in all the sports, and fencing now takes much of his spare time. Since he was blessed with that ability to grasp studies quickly and with no apparent effort, he has had few, if any, academic worries. He seems to find great enjoyment in reading the works of great philosophers, both ancient and modern. Arguments arise and Moon invari- ably states some fact that has been proved by a recognized authority and it is most embar- rassing. It would be difftcult to sum up all his qualities. If he is given some task to per- form. Moon is certain to devote all his time and energy until it is completed. This qual- ity of following a task through will doubtless serve him in good stead during his life in the Army. Cross Country (3); Boxing (4. 3); Howitzer CI). Company Repre- sentative (1); Pointer (4); 100th Night Show (1); Cadet Choir (4): Fishing Club (1); A.B. Track (4); Cross Country (4) Numerals (4): Fencing (2. 1) Rifle (3); Engineer Football (2) Fishing Club (1); Rifle Expert Pistol Marksman; Acting Cor- poral (3): Corporal (2): Supply Sergeant (1). Page One Hundred Ninety-one Jk ' SAMUEL ABNER MUNDELL 12th District, Illinois Beluidera, Illinois RICHARD ENSIGN MYERS Senatorial, New Mexico Santa Fe. New Mexico FOR four years he has been an ardent supporter of the old adage — " Early to bed . . . " ; the rest of the phrase, somehow, does not fit. No man has ever worshipped the goddess of Sleep so ardently and devoutly as has Sam. Seldom a day passes that he has not been able to find time for a few extra minutes of gratifying slumber. Of course, he has other interests — football for instance, pro- vided he doesn ' t have to move too fast. For three years, Sam has been a bulwark of the " B " squad line, and not even a preferred berth on a higher team could tempt him from this beloved privilege. But in fields other than these has he proved his worth — as an excellent radio authority, a tactician of great repute especially when dealing with machine gun problems, and as a faithful reader of " Action Stories. " But even this husky easy- going man has a more serious side at times. He has made an excellent member of the Honor Committee due to his rather blunt but decidedly logical reasoning powers. Logical — unusually good-natured and easy-going — thus Sam is. DICK to us has been especially well known and very much respected for his ability to hep, sleep and ride, listed here in order of importance to him. A hop was never a suc- cess without his presence, everything was not well at a lecture until he has been quilled for sleeping, and our horses were never com- pletely dominated until he took them in hand. Dick is also well known for his last minute dives into ranks. He has knocked men down, fallen down himself, arrived in the wrong uniform, and once without the required lower article called trousers; but nevertheless he has never failed to proudly and good-naturedly remark that he wasn ' t late. We are sure that in calm and clamor Dick will always make a determined effort to reach his goal and though circumstances are against him at the last minute, he ' ll come bounding over all obstacles in some unusual but en- tirely satisfactorv manner. Happ ' landings, Dick ' Football (4, 3, 2. 1), Lacrosse (4. 3): Class Honor Committee (1) Color Line (4); A.B. Football (4): Track (3); Polo (4. 3. 2, 1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman; Sergeant (1). Page One Hundred Ninety-two ROBERT B. NEEL ' At Large Washington. District of Columbia THOMAS JOSEPH O ' CONNOR New York National Guard Brooklyn, New York IN preference to the medium of paper and ink, a motion picture would be tiie best means of presenting Bob Neeiy as he is know n by the Corps of Cadets. The majority of us will remember him as the gymnast and cheer leader who handled his body with such amaz- ing dexterity and precision. However, it is not by his physical ability alone that Bob has made his mark at West Point. His activity is not confined to phys- ical acrobatics, but is indicative of everything with which he comes in contact. He likes to do things — and once ha ' ing made up his mind to accomplish an end, his endeavors all center on that one purpose. Moreover, he has the capabilities to attain his desires. If anyone censors his actions, he listens quietly, then candidly informs the party what he thinks of him, and proceeds on his way with that char- acteristic pseudo-cynical smile and nod of his head. However, no one seems to mind his frankness, and he has an innumerable host of friends to whom he would just as soon say what he thinks as not and thev all like it. TOM — or perhaps you call him Okie— is a shining example of jovial Irish character and wit, a significant fact to one who really knows a true Irishman. Normally he is quiet and reserved, but think twice, no, three times, before you make him the object of your clever- ness; otherwise you ' ll decide you aren ' t so clever. Without as much as a Spud he ' s the height of nonchalance. Get him to tell you how he put the underworld in its place w ith a mere phrase. He takes life as it comes and since he can see no good reason for the hurrying and scurrying that so many of us thrive on, he just sits in his old chair and reads. Because of this he ' s a reliable source of information, both practical and theoretical, and academic details and modern events are at his command. A man of personality and character, he is a good man to call friend. Track (3. 2. 1); Soccer (4). Nu- merals (4); Gymnastics (4. 3, 2), Minor " A " (2). Hop Manager (4. 3. 2, 1): Fishing Club (1); Senior Cheer Leader; Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant {I). Track (4) ; Sunday School Teach- er (3. 2. 1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun Expert; Pistol Marksman; Fourth Class Club Representative (4); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 2. 1). Page One Hundred i ' inely-three uTTTOBr ' HARDIN L. OLSON 2nd District. Montana Homestead , Montana JOSEPH H. OMALLEY 5th District, Missouri Kansas City, Missouri WHEN Hardin came to West Point, he immediately fitted into his groove with- out the prying and fitting usually associated with the die casting of Beast Barracks. Be- fore the August sun had dried up the plain, he was being looked upon hy his classmates and upperciassmen alike as a hard-working man, who could always he counted upon to give his fighting best. Four years have now passed and Hardin has emerged with the stamp of West Point on him. Through it all, the struggle and strife have only strengthened his grip upon himself, and have brought out the steadfastness and dependability which are so openly character- istic of him. Hardin is not inclined to take life lightly, in fact, he is quite serious about its many complexities. He is not flashy, and it is doubtful if he ever will be; however, he will always be up in the going with those who set the pace. IT is difficult to expressjoe ' s personality and varied accomplishments with mere words. His straightforward nature and strong belief in his own conviction elected him to the Honor Committee. His cheerful Irish nature has won him many friends, from high-ranking " makes ' to first class " bucks. ' Joe ' s accom- plishments at West Point are an indication of his all-around ability to complete anything he undertakes. As Superintendent of the Sun- day School, class officer, member of the Honor Committee and the Pointer staff, and Com- pany Commander Joe has displayed a willing- ness to accept responsibility and to contribute something to West Point besides his mere presence. As for athletics. Joe has shown a fondness for boxing, track, riding, and touch football, and in each of these sports he has always displayed a confidence which a ids him to break through his opponents guard or clear the last hurdle. Boxing (4, 3. 2, 1), Minor " A " (3, 2); Class Treasurer (1); Act- ing Corporal (3); Corporal (2). Track (3. 2): Boxing (4); Muck- er. Class Vice-President (3): Honor Committee (1); Pointer (4. 3. 2. I). Advertising Man- ager ( I ) ; Sunday School Teacher (3. 2, I). Superintendent (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marks- man: Acting Corporal (3); Cor- poral (2); Captain (1). Page One Hundred Ninely-four fc JOHN D. O ' REILLY 13th District, New York Pelham Manor, New York SAMUEL EDWARD OTTO Senatorial, Missouri Kansas City, Missouri THE following named men will take the final examination in English: . O ' Reilly . . . " Poor Jack s heart sank like the sun behind Crow ' s Nest. His trip to California faded into the twilight. However, Jack did not lose courage. His grim determi- nation carried him safely through. He took his break like the man he is. Jack ' s other three years have been full of mirth. That famous smile has not only help- ed himself, but others who came in contact with him. Just exactly like that famous O ' Reilly song helped make the hikes of ' 33 less fatiguing. Whether it be the Air Corps or Infantry, Jack, the branch that does enroll you will have a man and a soldier. THE match was passed from one cigarette to another, the third person to whom it was offered smiled broadly or perhaps a trifle sheepishly and said, " No, thanks. " It s an even bet that the third person was Sam. No, he isn ' t superstitious, just cautious and care- ful. Be sure you are absolutely right before you attempt to argue with Sam or else you are apt to find your efforts at persuasion com- ing to naught under the force of his logic. A penchant for fun, a love of music, espe- cially the kind with a little tamale in it, and a voracious appetite for books are a few of his minor characteristics. When a job is given to this young man it is done w ith a Teutonic thoroughness most gratifying to see. Witness this book — it is his, from cover to cover. The best that can be said for Sam in this brief sketch is that he is an individual — a most pleasing one who has made a host of friends during his sojourn within the curtilage of this — ahem, school on the Hudson. Football (4. 3. 2. I), Basketball (4): T. H. E. F. (2); Fishing Club (1): Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. Muckers (I): Chairman Christ- mas Card Committee (I); How- itzer (4. 3. 2. I). Editor-in-Chief (I)-. 100th Night Show (J. 2. 1): Cadet Choir (3. 2. I); Fishing Club (1); June Week Program Committee (2) ; Rifle Sharpshoot- er; Acting Corporal (3); Cor- poral (2) . Pafie One Hundred Ninety-Jive 1 RICHARD PARK, JR. Senatorial, New Hampshire Washington, District of Columbia DANIEL PARKER. JR. 7th District, Oklahoma Groesbeck, Texas » DICK has an acute sense of xalues and his intellectual field is broad in dimension The nucleus of his philosophy of life is that one should live for friendships and have con- tacts with his fellow beings such that they will feel happier and better pleased with life after such contacts. This has been accentu- ated since Dick ' s entry into the Academy There are very few of us who have not laughed with him or been made to see the humor of an otherwise deplorable situation by his cle er remarks. Nor will we soon forget the mar- velously grotesque cartoons which he drew for the Pointer. Dick has long realized that very little is e er received for nothing and he has neser been afraid to work for what he wanted. Some people would call Dick aggressive and that might be one name for it, but to us who know him it is merely ambition to succeed, the de- termination of a schooled will which dri es the mind and body to do well that which it begins. F ' OUR years ago Dan a tall, blond, square shouldered lad from Texas, came to West Point to go to school. Dan knew about as much about West Point as most of us did when we arrived, but it d id not take him long to find out how to get along. During his first month as a plebe he led the company in de- merits, the last month of Plebe year he didn ' t get a single one, and first class year he was on the Regimental Staff. Dan is like that in e ' erything he does, he might have to start low but he ends up at the top every time. Parker ' s athletic careeer was cut short plebe ear when his knee was injured so he turned his attentions toward coaching some of us less fortunate indi ' iduals in academics. Ne er spending much time on his own lessons, he thought nothing of sitting for hours explaining F = i IA to the goats, and is directly respon- sible for keeping three captains of corps Squads not only " pro " but in the academy. Dan should go in for either the Signal Corps or secret service, judging from his in- terest in radios, power lines, telephones and work with his mo ing picture camera. Dan w ill go far in the service and when the newspapers speak of the " future generals " at West Point we feel sure the ' ha e him in mind. Football (4); Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1). Monogram (3, 2), Major " . ' V ' (1); Swimming (4, 3. 2. 1). Monogram (3. 2), Minor " . ' " (I); Honor Committee (1); Pointer (3,2, 1) . Art Editor (I); Rifle Expert; Acting Corporal (3) Corporal (2): First Sergeant (1). Corporal (2); Regir ply Sergeant ( 1 ) . Page One Hundred Ninety-six IVAN WALTER PARR 22nd District , Pennsylvania York, Pennsylvania CHARLES GO ER PATTERSON Army Schenectady, New York TVAN WALTER PARR first came into i prominence in the not too Quaker town of ' ork, Pa. Without effort he achieved the role of a " West Pointer, " thereby becoming the hope and pride of his town. Through the four years just departed he has succeeded in the maintenance of his name, " ' ork ' s hope and pride boy. " But with graduation comes a sad note in his life. After graduation he no longer will be known as " Cadet Parr, " but only as " 2nd Looie Parr. " No longer will he tread Main Street with small boys wrang- ling to be near him. No longer will he be greeted by the smiles of many prominent per- sons as he makes his way homeward on the leaves he will get. No — sadly — these things will pass when he lays aside his gray uniform. But they will pass only for a short time. One day when York has grown to be a " greater city, " there will be a celebration in his honor. On that day General Parr of the U.S. Army will ride homeward mid cheers and smiles. Even to that day and to the end he will be the acme of pride and hope in York — and deservedly. PATTERSON arrived at West Point fresh from the Infantry with a khaki uniform and a couple of nicknames. He soon swapped the khaki for grey and reduced the nicknames to " Pat. " During Beast Barracks he was determined to become an Engineer, but later compromised with a Corporalship in the Red Comforter Squad and the Coast Artillery. He has been a consistent winner in the ever present game known as " Foxing the Tac. " and has yet to walk his first tour or serve a confinement. He believes that whatever he does should be done right and when he has once made up his mind it takes a stick of dynamite to change his opinion. He is al- ways willing to do his full share of the work but can never be accused of " file-boning " by looking for something e.xtra to do. Good luck, Pat, I hope and believe you will succeed in whatever you undertake. Baseball (4); Cadet Choir (4, 3. 2. 1); Goat Football (2); Fishing Club (I); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman, Sergeant (1); A.B. Soccer (4); Hockey (4). jkk Page One Hundred Ninely-seven JAMES PUGH PEARSON, JR. Senatorial, Alabama Birmingham, Alabama CARLYLE WALTOiX PHILLIPS 4th District. Oklahoma CaKin, Oklahoma THERE they go, hack and forth across the area, and none other than James Pugh leading — " The Area Birds. " One of the Tac- tical Department ' s best customers, his favor- ite indoor sport was collecting demerits, and his favorite outdoor s port, walking them off. Lazy and indifferent, he is generous to a fault With undisturhahle calm, he wended his easy- going way through four years here; slow of speech and slow to anger. Believing that studying was a necessary e il, and that the Academic Departments should he tolerated but not encouraged, he studied only enough to get by. One of the best of the " cannon fodder " — he was on " B " squad boxing for four years. Countless tales of escapades in New ' ork, West Point, Virginia, and elsewhere with Pugh bearing the leading role (all of us having seen him acting can appreciate the humor of these tales) . Having been generously outfitted by nature to be a horseman, he is set for a real career in the bield. Mo ' power to him. PHIL is perhaps the closest rival of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ever found in the Corps. The Phil on Monday mornings bears no resemblance to the Phil we know the rest of the week. He has several marked eccen- tricities, among which are his peculiar regard for his beautiful curh ' locks, his ability as a nursemaid, as shown by the diligent care he has taken to conceal his radio from the Tac, and his stock market proclivities. He is habitually dissatisfied with everything and spends much of his time fussing. However, everything brightens up when he can find some toys to play with. When in the city Phil ' s favorite retreats are the Metropolitan Opera House, the Civic Repertory, and Billy Kiinsky ' s Theatres. Anyone who recalls his antics in Pittsburgh knows that he doesn ' t hold many things sacred. Phil ' s chief claim to fame and the trait by which we will always remember this wild son of Oklahoma is his ability on the pistol squad, of which he is Captain. Boxing (4, 3. 2): Fishing Cluh (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; A B. Pistol (1). Minor -A ' (1); Fish- ing Club (I). Pistol Expect; Proly Cluh (U. Sergeant (f); Page One Hundred . inely-eighl JOSEPH MENZIE PITTMAN Senatorial, Maryland Washington, District of Columbia HERBERT CHARLES PLAPP 1st District, Minnesota Winona. Minnesota THE usual schooling and plenty of ro- mances preceded Pete ' s four years of confinement. Then came a lot of hard work with little play, but it did not make Pete a " dull boy. " He was looking ahead. In ad- dition, the " one and only " entered his life, but this was no handicap. His sense of humor and ability to work never failed. One derives much satisfaction from asso- ciation with a man who is steadfastly building for the future. Pete decided several years ago that West Point would suit his needs for a good beginning. Nothing could turn him from this single purpose. Honest effort has been rewarded vith a successful ending to the first stage of his career. The way is open for greater accomplishment. The sound judg- ment, and, above all, the dependability in his nature, cannot be overlooked when Uncle Sam requires able assistance. IF this were a song, the theme would be conscientiousness, the melody sweet and low, the rhythm smooth. Herb meditates long, but seldom does he tie it up. Without a doubt the type of man the Army cherishes. He knocked at the door of opportunity several times before he gained admission through the famous Minnesota National Guard. Even so, that first day of July, 1929, was just one day of grace, for the following day Herb cele- brated his 22nd birthday in an entirely ne w environment — beast barracks. Since that time Herb has been digging in, leaving no stone unturned in a quest for both military and academic knowledge which will serve him well in his chosen profession. Herb will be remem- bered as one who shirked no duty, large or small, and executed each and every one with a willingness corresponding to his good nature. After a week of firing in the hot sand hills of North Carolina, Herb still insists on the Field. More power to him and may the caissons go rolling along. lOOth Night Show (2). Ri(k- Marksman. Field Artillery Gun- ner ' s Qualification. Track (4. 3); Camp Illumination Committee (1); President, Fish- ing Club (1); Rifle Marksman; Corporal (2): Sergeant (1). Page One Hundred i ' inely-nine FRANCIS I DEN POHL National Guard Alexandria, Virginia JAMES HILLIARD POLK At Large Washington, District of Columbia FOLLOWING in the footsteps of two broth- ers this curly-haired Virginian chose West Point. As a plehe, Buck showed promise as a tennis and football player but decided to direct his efforts tow ard other fields uhere he has been successful both in his work and social life. Although stars ha e ne er been near his horizon he has mastered the four years of academics without trouble or worry. Quiet and steady always, he is the type of man to whom success in ariably comes. An e en disposition and a true southern person- ality make us glad that we know him . He has but one weakness — sleep, and there are very few things which Kill uncurl him from his red comforters. When Buck graduates the Corps loses a real man whom we can best sum up in three words — character, personality, and com- mon sense. WHOA! Here comes Jimmy. A more representative class god-son has never chewed gum in the area of Barracks. In spite of the fact that Jim has spent two-thirds of his Kaydet days drowsing in " Con. " , or tramp- ing the area, he has never lost a certain tole- rant appreciation of the humor in a " Quill sheet. " His only gripe has been a persistent disapproval of the " Griping " of others. The appeal of friendship is strong and one has the greatest desire to become rather eulogistic about the fine traits of a man like Jim Polk. It is with a sense of inadequacy and injustice that one attempts to sketch the man by simply saying " Here ' s a gentleman. " A gentleman in that he has the sensitive thoughtfulness to never disturb another ' s mood and the pleasing grace to chuckle at another ' s dull witticisms. A gentleman who, while possessed of an extraordinarily keen mind, is never annoy ingly assertive, and one who has the unerring good taste of preferring flaxen- haired women. Football (4); Tennis (4); Rifle Sharpshooter: Pistol Marksman; Corporal (2); Sergeant (1). Swimming (4. 3. 2. 1). Mono- gram (3. 2). Corporal (2). Page Two Hundred TAYLOE STEPHEN POLLOCK Senatorial, Ohio Cleveland Heights, Ohio PHILLIP H. C. POPE 20th District. Illinois Washington, District of Columbia THE " receixing committee " was the first to recognize Pol as presidential timber. For four years the " Senator ' s " inimitable way of shaking hands — his stories and rumors, that require no comment, have placed him foremost in the esteem of us all . Most of his time has been devoted to various displays of unusual talent. Can anyone for- get his song and dance, two years ago, that eclipsed anything ever staged in North Area and won for him the hearts of the third Bat and the commendation of one of the Army ' s most prominent majors Equally as enter- taining ha ' e been his unusual dissertations in such subjects as the principles of engineering, Napoleon ' s ma.xims, and Jackson ' s Valley Campaign. Pol has been willing to learn, however, as to mysteries; and his four years here compare ery fa -orably with the long distance flight of the " Question Mark. " Pol isn ' t often serious, but when he is his governing rule is " work! ' Truthfully, we prefer his lighter moments. But whichever mood may take him, we all frankly admit that he s a swell fellah. PHIL, " Hippy, " or " Phillippi " to his pals is a great guy! He has an exuberant, almost boisterous, manner that draws friends to him from all sides. Long before his beam- ing face puts in its appearance, his resound- ing, melodious voice heralds his approach. As manager Phillippi has added considerably to the Bo.xing Squad by his ready wit and cheery personality. In the field of academics he reveled in French alone — but had no love for the math courses, especially descript, which lost him a bit of time here. Perhaps his love for French came because of his antici- pation of that famous trip to Europe during f urlough. Anyhow, he certainly made ex- cellent use of " la langue francaise. " Phillippi is in his element when, to revert to the ver- nacular, he is up a creek without a paddle. Love, hate, anger, fear and all the other pas- sions known to man are so magnified in him that it is a privilege to watch his antics when he is consumed by any one of them . Football (4) ; Basketball (3. 2, 1), Manager (1); Rifle (3); Golf (4); T. H. E, F. (2); Pointer (3), Company Representative (3); Cadet Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman, Cor- poral (2); Sergeant (I). Football (4.3); Boxing (3.2.1). Manager (1); 100th Night Show (4. 3); Color Line (4); Cadet Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter: Queen of the May (4) ; Corporal (2) ; Supply Ser- geant (1). Page Two Hundred One GWINN U. PORTER 2nd District, Idaho Twin Falls, Idaho GARDNER WELLINGTON PORTER 4th District. Mississippi Gloucester, Massachusetts GUS, " and the name is truly a misnomer, for this son of Idaho is a living refuta- tion of a quite bromidic belief. It has been said that a man without enemies is unworthy of a friend. With Gwinn it should be said that a diplomat is never without friends. Few- are more worthy of friendship than he, for the strength of his personality and diplomacy lies not in the intellect but in the heart. Nor has he won his friends through success on the athletic field or in the classroom. He w ears no stripes, no stars, no letters, yet it is a lack of interest rather than a lack of ability. Gw inn is content to let others seek the laurels in those activities while he devotes his energies to more interesting pursuits, and succeeds surpassingly well in them. And when the w earers of the laurel are but dimly discernible through the mist of time, Gus ' slow smile and the quiet manner which quali- fies him as a gentleman w ill stand clearly in our memory. HERE ' S one kaydet to whom Furio meant all that it ' s traditionally supposed to mean — either that or he ' s been a second Gwinn to a lot of underclassmen. That ' s possible, too, when you ' ' e listened to his grinds and wit these many years. Garry has that quality of seeing the bright, humorous side of the darkest clouds. It ' s a long jump from Gloucester beach to that dusty climb to Round Pond, but we seem to remember his good-natured grin even then. We ' re going to remember this fellow for another thing — his sincerity in seeing even a bad job well done. In fact when we stop to think about it we are going to remember this man for a lot of things, and not one of them is a vice. Life should be good to this West Pointer in his Army career, and if it gives him half as much as we know he ' ll put into it then he ' ll be suc- cessful according to any man ' s standard. (4)- Rifle Expert; Pis Championship Intramural La- crosse (4); 100th Night Show (1); Color Line (4); Y M. C. A. (4. 3. 2, 1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Field Artillery Gunner; Marks- manship Instructor (I). Page Two Hundred Two CHARLES HOI-T MAN POTTENGER 5th District, Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma CHARNER WEAVER POWELL Senatorial, Georgia . rlington, Georgia BASEBALL has its Ruth, the mo ie has its Gable and the Army lacrosse team has its Pottenger. All sport writers have declared him a wonder — as captain of a great Army team and three times Ail-American we herald him as a true specialist in the great American game of Lacrosse. Charles has a kind word, a pleasant smile and is always ready to aid his many friends. The only grudge that he holds is against the Tactical department for not letting him spend all week-ends in New York at the Hotel Lin- coln. Hobbies, yes, chiefly three, namely: golf, clothes and — the Air Corps. At golf he is a second Bobby Jones in the making. When it comes to clothes Charles has a suit for e ery occasion and another just slightly different. The majority of his spare time is, however, spent in boning and advancing the cause of the Air Corps. It is his one ambition to com- mand the upper stratum. Here ' s success to you, and, as our four years as classmates have been pleasant ones, may they so continue out in service. BUD " hails from Georgia, all 118 pounds of him, pardon me. Bud, 123 pounds. He first claimed attention during our hectic Beast Barracks, because of his prior knowl- edge of Army and Army ways, together with his craving for " boodle. " Plebe year and boxing kept him in the spotlight, the latter being continued until the unhappy occurrence at Fort Bragg on our memorable Virginia trip. Academics could hold no terrors for Bud; he came to us from the Infantry, and he ' s always planned on going back to it. Since ' earling ' ear, it has been " Infantry, " Fort Benning, Ga. With the same unworricd air that has char- acterized his work and play at West Point, ma ' be be happy with his doughboys. Football (4, 3). Basketball (4. 3): Lacrosse (4. 3. 2. I), Numer- als (4) , Major " A " (3 . 2 , 1 ) , Cap- tain ( I ) ; Goat Football (2) ; Fish- ing Club (I), Rille Sharpshooter; Sergeant (l). Track (4); Cross Country (4); Boxing (4. 3, 2), Numeral (4), Minor " A " (3); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter; Sergeant (1). Page Two Hundred Three T GEORGE THOMAS POWERS III Army Dublin, Georgia JOHN CALDWELL PRICE, JR. Senatorial, Texas Palestine, Texas THIS honey-tongued lad from the lazy South has brought a great deal of pleas- antry and merriment to many sour classmates and has often jollied av ay the gloom that pre- vails within this gray hermitage. Blessed with that agreeable, untroubled laissez-faire attitude that characterizes so many people from that state of sunshine and peaches he has devoted an amazingly small part of his time to worrying about the rigors of li -ing by bells, and he has had the good sense to forget the tenths in order to while away the week-ends ' many gay hours in those cozy crannies of good old Flirtation, .■Xn engaging companion, an excellent sol- dier when in the mood, a composer of consis- tently unsuccessful B-aches, a man with an extraordinarily keen memory — he has kept count of Hale ' s love affairs as far back as yearling year, a listener of remarkable pa- tience — he has had to listen to the details of these same afYairs, and a ballroom gallant if ever one lived. A very deep toast to " a lov- able Southern gentleman " doesn ' t half express our sentiments. YOU know who I mean, that flanker in " I " Company. Poor Jack didn ' t even get a chance to wear out his first overcoat for by the end of fourth class year it hit him abo ' e the knees. A good example of a man who has gone up. While we are on the subject, let us say that we ha e yet to see something that Jack cannot accomplish when he sets to work. More than once in summer camp, the " makes " looked ner ' ously at one another while Jack command- ed the company. But their fears were ground- less — Jack has to get in the mood, and he has never been in the mood for che rons. Jack ' s most familiar background is the area. It took many months of plodding the gra el to win Jack the unique title of " King of the Birds " The area sours many a strong man ' s disposition but not so with Jack. He main- tains it is just like hitting yourself on the head with a hammer — it feels so good when you quit. Track (4); Fencing (3. 2); Gym- nastics (4): Ring Committee (1); Rifle Marksman: Pistol Marks- man, Corporal (2), Sergeant (1). Goat Football (2) ; Fishing Club (1): Rifle Expert; Pistol Marks- man; 100th Night Show (4); Marksmanship Instructor (3); Chess Club (4, 3. 2. 1). Page Two Hundred Four JAMES RHODEX PRITCHARD lOth District, Georgia Sandersville. Georgia WILLIAM WILSON QUINN Senatorial, Delaware Crisfield, Maryland GAZE at his honest countenance. Note what sterling qualities of leadership are engraved on his rugged brow. Here indeed is a man of destiny. One often w onders w hat goes on between those prominent ears, when after hours of concentration and laborious figuring, with pencil and paper, he heaves a sigh, tears it all up, and starts in again. Upon what great problem has he been turning the " searchlight of his intelligence? " In esti- gations have shown that he has been calcu- lating for the nth time how much in lebt he will be at graduation. Only after a terrific battle with the aca- demic departments did " Seuss " come out on top Plebe year. Yearling year was easier. He was actually seen nodding over s econd class Phil, and by first class year, he had grown so overconfident that he was talking about going into the Cavalry; that is, until the Christmas writs started. TEN push ups! All right, Gabe, two extra! Keep your gut off the floor! " The scene, the gymnasium any afternoon during the gloom period; the speaker the eminent professor of muck, Bill Quinn. With the perspiration streaming off his round, pugi- listic countenance, the professor flexes his ample biceps and dismisses the class with the words, " Game with the Eagles tomorrow at 3:30. " The above illustrates just one of Bill ' s many and varied activities, but it typifies some of his outstanding characteristics. His genial good humor, keen Irish wit, and flair for showmanship make him the center of any crowd that he chooses to dominate. His laugh is a detonator that sets off other laughs, for he puts every thing into it. Bill could charm a snake charmer, and young and old of both sexes succumb to his suave speech. Somewhere in the dim past his ancestors must have camped on the Blarney stone. Rugged in bod ' , he has been a aluable member of Corps athletic teams. The turn- out w rits ha " e often invited his attention, and though the conflicts have sometimes been bloody he has always emerged unbowed. Bill is shrewd; he ' s strong: and he ' s a fighter. Football (4. 3. 2. 1). Numerals (4), Monogram (2. 1); Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1). Numerals (4), Major " A " (3. 2); Professor, Muckers (1); Muckers (4, 3. 2. 1): Cadet Choir (3, 2, 1); Rifle Sharpshoot- er ; Sergeant (1) Page Two Hundred Five A EDSON DUNCAN RAFF 17th District, New York New York, New York LAMAR CECIL RATCLIFFE 1st District. Arkansas Corning, Arkansas EDSON DUNCAN RAFF— traveller, ad- venturer, builder of air castles. " Sun- Tan, " known for a marvelous physique, and a coat of tan which causes most people to turn green with envy, is one man who would like to spend the remainder of his life in some lonely South Sea Island, even though he uas born in New York City. Give him a book of adventure, and he will read for days without taking the trouble to study. He has fond memories of that yearling furlo in Bermuda, where he was close to the beach, and out in the sun from dawn to sunset. He aspires to a position as military attache in some far-off island, or to be a member of an Olympic div- ing team. We hope for his success in one or both of these aspirations, and that some day we will have the pleasure of serving with him in the same conscientious manner in which he served with us as a Cadet. RATCLIFFE made his debut with the flour- ishes, gestures, and flowery oratory with which only he or his brother " razorbacks " can spellbind the assembled multitudes. With the Arkansas plea for liberty, justice, and equality for all — Arkansas for the Arkansaw- ians! Well, who else wants it? Hivey, sincere, alert, energetic, ith always that sense of the dramatic, he struggled through Plebe year as Plebes do, slaved through Yearling year and slept through Sec- ond Class year. Apparently in the eyes of those who occupy the throne he was a part of the seamy side of the Second Class, for First Class year he was made a buck. With always a buck ' s ideas and ideals in mind he lived up to the high and splendid standards set by their fraternal order of Mystic and Permanent Bucks. He was chosen as wrestling manager because he knew all the " holts " and which way and at whom Tom was looking. He proved one of the best managers of the t isting sport in the memory of Pop Risden and Bilh Lights. Pointer (3. 2, U. Circulation Manager (1); Fishing Club (I); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1). Wrestling (4. 3. 2. 1), Manager (I); Camp Illumination Com- mittee (1); Pointer (4); 100th Night Show (4, 3, 2. 1); Color Line (1). Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marksman; Corporal (2). Page Two Hundred Six lik BENEDICT RAY 4th District, Massachusetts Worcester, Massachusetts ROBERT WILKINSON RAYBURN llth District, Michigan Alpena, Michigan MANY of US have pulled in our chins for Ben hack in those days when he showed a greater fondness for the class of ' 32 than ' 33 and was one of those hard yearlings we so jeal- ously detested . However, when he joined our ranks all those minor sufferings had been justly forgotten, Ben is always present with a helping hand, and his generosity has been uncommon. There are none who have asked help of him who have not received it if Ben could give it. He has been one of " M " Company ' s big- gest assets. Many a grin or frown has ap- peared across the faces at the dinner table and in the section room when Ben has let go with some of his flowing dry humor. From Rev- eille to Taps, we have had our own floor show whenever Ben ' s two hundred pounds appeared in the door. He sang; he danced; he chased the worries from our minds — the blues from our hearts. BOB came to us with one goal firmly fixed in his mind — the Cavalry. A true lover of horses, Bob is one of the few men to whom the Air is secondary. In achieving his goal he has suffered no few reverses at the hands of the ruthless Academic departments, but his sheer perseverance, indomitable will, and hard work have carried him through. Bob has every attribute of the excellent Cavalry officer and his tenacity of purpose will cer- tainly carry him far in his chosen profession. We are proud of him as a classmate and we hope he gets his lifelong wish. Football (4, 3. 2, 1). Numerals (4); Track (4. 5, 2. 1); Hockey (4. 5, 2). Numerals (4); T. H. Rifle Marksman; Pi man; Prolv Club (1) tail(l). Page Two Hundred Seven WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM REEVES 1 Ith District, California San Francisco, California JOSEPH A. REMUS Army Shenandoah, Pennsylvania HE is known to us as " The Admiral — but known no further than by name. Since he came to the Academy he has steered clear of file boning, but so far as being a make is concerned he wrecked his ship on the rocks of indifference. Instead of following the mob by boning files or fiction, we have often found him reading, understandingly and apprecia- tively, Omar Khayyam, Plato, and the like. He has carried on discourse with the -wisdom of a sage but still can contribute e ' en to the most light minded topics. His nature rebelled against imperfection of any sort, thus often making him unduly critical and cynical. He prided himself on always remaining calm, cool, and collected. We smile a little at that, but when all is said and done, we ha e gained a friend and have learned a little of life and the art of living from " The Admiral, " A ' e Atque Vale. JOE — a maker of opportunities. His life at the Academy is a page from the book of life from which we could all profit by the ex- ample of clean, hard, and honest -ork. Life for this man has been no bed of proverbial roses. To Joe goes our respect and admira- tion for the difficulties he has overcome. For four years his Taps has been at midnight; the labyrinths of math and the depths of the sciences have been unraveled and brought to light by nothing less than sheer grit and long concentration. No matter how things go with " Gentleman Joe " his slow smile indicates that everything is still " hunky dory on the Perkyomen " and that it will take a lot, both physically and mentally, to make old Nick anything but — " in de pink. " Soccer (4), Numerals (4); Y. M. C. A. (4. 3); Tenth Squad (3.2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marks man; Chess Team (2. 1). Vice- President fl). Football (4, 2); Baseball (4) Numerals (4); Eioxing (4, 3,2. 1) Numerals {4). Major " A " (2, 1) Captain. Bo.xing (1); T. H, E. F (2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Lieutenant (1). Page Two Hundred Eight ROYAL REYNOLDS, JR. HthDistrict, Texas San Antonio, Texas JULES VERNE RICHARDSON Army Little Texas, Mississippi THIS son of the Army has not been mark- edly successful so far as winning honors in academics is concerned, hut he ranks among the highest in the opinion of those who know him. Seemingly quiet and reserved, in real- ity he is just waiting to join in the fun. Roy is without doubt the happiest person on the post when the tennis season is in progress, and his welcoming shout as he enters the " div " after practice is a positive announce- ment of the return of the " crooner. " Roy has had a difficult time with the Chem. and Math, departments, but a determination to graduate has pulled him through. Never has he been known to further his own ends at the expense of some classmate. Not exactly " dissy, " he has taken the four years here with a calm assurance that all would work out as expected. Tennis has been his mainstay, and there are few people as devoted to the game as he. As captain of the team he has made many friends for the game among the men in the Corps. To Roy, more credit where credit is due. THE insouciance of the South and the in- dolence of the Mississippi flats (not tene- ments, you Bronxian) become Richie bucolic- ally in his somnolent hedonism " far from the madding crowd ' s ignoble strife. " His smile broadens in pity to see this banal toil of men for insidious tenths and rank, and he shakes his head in doleful amazement to see the carotids lying mangled in the path of the file- boner. Though, sans souci, once he wants, — he takes. Sedulous, the most case-hardened en- gineering problems, inordinate enough to pro- voke his wrath, fall before his cerebral scythe — but it ' s never for the tenth, it ' s just a burnt offering unto the indomitable will that when once hungry must be fed. Often he lays the text aside to sit up until 1 :00 a.m. in the solu- tion of some Chinese abracadabra that has fagged the wits of the company in attempt- ing solution. If it ' s not done by one o ' clock, it is by two. Richie idly dreams of oleander blossoms along the mud banks and respite from reveille. He knows more about living than most of us. Heedless of the petty strifes that daily encom- pass mortals in this mundane turmoil, he lives a life of quiet and rectitude, but when trial arises so does his intrepidity. Tennis (4, 3, 2, 1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (3, 2. 1). Cap- tain (1); Muckers; Goat Foot- ball (2); Rifle Marksman. Pae.e Two Hundred Nine f WILLIAM HADLE ' RICHARDSON, JR. Senatorial, North Dakota Cooperstown, North Dakota HAROLD LLNDSAY RICHEY 23rd District, Illinois Flat Rock, Illinois YEAH — well, I got an uncle, see — who — " And so your story is bettered; you thought it was a good story — maybe it was — but invariably Bill ' s is better. And don ' t take him up on it for Bill ' s stories actually happen. Bill is a man of roving disposition and a victim of wanderlust despite the fact that he has been number two in the front rank for the past three years and would probably be number two in the front rank if he were here another year. Such being his nature it is no odd thing that we find him a man of full and varied experiences. Picture him, if you can, kidnapped — not at the tender age of two but at the tenderer age of nineteen — not alone but with a young lad Picture him, if you can, in top hat and tails — his car beautifully parked • — not in front — not in rear — but under a gar- bage truck. We think he ' s unusual . We like his stories, we like his drawings, we like his smile. " Yeah, " says Bill. " Yeah, " says we. AL ' S sense of humor and cheerful disposi- tion have done much to raise the morale of " M " Company and carry us through the four gloomy winters we have spent here. His laugh and classic words, " There is no justice, " proved that he could take a slug on the chin with the best of them. As a snake Al is without equal. Because he dragged every week-end from Christmas to June week Yearling Year he holds the Lost Batt record in this field of endeavor. (And the Lost Batt has the worst snakes in the Corps — Editor ' s note.) With all his cheerfulness and gaiety Richey has a mighty level head and his classmates have learned to respect him for his good judg- ment, high aspirations, and integrity. Track (4. 3. 2); Company How- itzer Representative C2. 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert; T. H.E.F. T. H. E. F. (2). Page Two Hundred Ten RICHARD A. RISDEN Senatorial, Florida Palm Beach, Florida GERALD L. ROBERSON Presidential San Antonio, Texas DICK RISDEN, better known as " The Grand Old Man " to the underclasses and " Pop " to his classmates, came to us from the class of ' 87, Every so often he can he encouraged to reminisce of his days in beast barracks with Pershing et al. Through his years of experience, he can cajole the Tac out of skinning him or write a masterful B-ache. If a kaydet is stuck on how to b-ache a skin, he goes to Pop who draws on his store of knowledge and a masterpiece is produced. Ever since his plebe year. Pop has been one of the most consistent and hardest workers in the class. He holds the record for attend- ance at e.xtra instruction, but he has made good use of it. He fought his way through English and Engineering — his head bloody, but unbowed. No man has a finer or more varied collection of poopsheets . Pop has been collecting them for years and many a goat owes his presence at West Point to Pop ' s fore- sight and generosity with aforesaid poop- sheets. A grim determination to get through West Point has kept Pop ' s name from appearing upon the list of those " Missing in Action " and if your determination to succeed is as great, your future in the Army will be a credit to West Point and to the Service. Baseball (4); Goat Football (2); Fishing Club (1). GERRY descended upon us from Texas and from the moment he arrived we knew that he was destined to accomplish great things at West Point. He is too modest to even discuss how he rose from a Supply Sergeant to a Captain in three months, or how he be- came Captain of one of the best soccer teams ever turned out by West Point, or how he simply decides to play tennis or basketball and makes the team without difficulty. It seems natural for him to do everything he tries well. His academics have suffered be- cause of athletics but he has never had to worry in this respect. He enjoys living thor- oughly, likes to laugh, and feels as much at home at CuUum as on the soccer field. He loves to talk about Hawaii, but try asking him about a certain incident of the Virginia trip, if you have a few hours to listen. Basketball (4. 3. 2); Baseball (4). Numerals; Soccer (4. 3. 2. 1), Numerals (4). Minor " A ' (3. 2. 1); Tennis (3, 2. 1); Cap- tain. Soccer (I); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Machine Gun Marks- man; Corporal (2); Captain (1). Page Two Hundred Eleven " • " t FRANKLIN GIBNE ' ROTHWELL 3rd District, New York New York, New York WHEN a thoroughbred colt is led to the track for his first race he is an unknown quantity. The people in the stands who know- horses can appreciate his fine points and are willing to put their money on him, but only his trainers know what he really can do. So it is with " Snake " Rothwell. Beneath his fastidious shyness people of judgment can see what fine characteristics are there, the can see the markings of the thoroughbred. Only his intimate friends, however, who know him well really understand his great capabil- ities. Can you ask how the " Snake " got his name? Well, borrowing a chapter from " The Just So Stories " we might tell a long tale about a little beastie that crawled along the ground, but never mind about all that. Just ask him about Arthur Murray and those beautiful in- structors or did he take those lessons by maiP But really Roth doesn ' t like hops and he is a confirmed woman-hater. JAMES MONROE RO ' AL, JR. Army Georgia JIMMIE " joined the Corps via the Army route. Despite his years of soldiering in the Army and these four disillusioning years of football trips. Sunday nights in the Mess Hall, and gloom seasons, he has retained the high ideals that so many of us lose. His de- ' otion to his friends and his willingness to help others are fine examples of a generous heart. The Red Comforter has never had an ap- peal for " Jimmie. ' He is always up and doing. Work on the Pointer and managing Cross Country have filled much of his time. In fact they filled so much time that he let P. Mitchell put one over on him Christmas and the stars on his bathrobe now qualify him to speak of West Point as one who has seen it from all angles. Aside from missing a reveille now and then " Jimmies " tactical record is exemplary and he has been rewarded with the stripes of a sergeant. When these are exchanged for the gold bars of a second lieutenant may Jimmie continue to hold high his ideals as he has done in cadet life. Track (4); Cross Country {4. 3. 2, 1), Minor " A " (1), Pointer (4, 3. 2. 1). Executive Editor (1); 100th Night Show (4, 3. ): Sunday School Teacher (3. 2. 1); Rifle Sharpshooter: Pistol Marksman: Acting Corporal (3): Corporal (2) . Page Two Hundred Tivelve JACK WALLACE RUDOLPH 9th District . Wisconsin Green Bay, Wisconsin WILLIAM FRANCIS RYAN National Guard Brooklyn, New York JACK RUDOLPH is a strange portrait of a man whose native abilities and character- istic traits are distinctively paradoxical. Rather apt with a pen and a ranking man on the records of the English Department, he persistently speaks the most annoyingly had grammar imaginable. Possessed of a reten- tive mind and the faculty of keen and inclu- sive perception, he is a well-read man; one capable of making intelligent observations at a time and in a manner that are conducive to disinterested reception. A very jolly person at times and at others the picture of puerile petulancy, he is a vary- ing companion. Nimble with his " dukes " as Dabney Corum will testify, he keeps his belli- cosity well modulated. A deal of admiration is due Jack for his unbounded interest in and his love for the traditions of the Academy, and the gentlemen of Company " B " are especially grateful to him for his courageous attempts to assist in the " snaking " activities of this crew of swains. SHANTY, " the Duke of Flatbush, de- scended upon West Point after five ardu- ous years of service with the New York Na- tional Guard. His broad Irish smile and his fine sense of humor carry him easily through the darkest of Gloom Seasons and, what is more, they are so contagious that they carry his friends along too. Along with his Irish cheerfulness he has a deep sense of loyalty to his superiors, his classmates and his subordi- nates. His flying legs have carried " Shant y " over many a long mile for Army on both the Cross Country and the Track teams. He likes speed. When not running he likes to ride. If he doesn ' t take to the Air it will be the Field for him and you may be sure that there will be nothing he will like better than going into action at a full gallop. Pointer (4. 3. 2, ]). Sports Edi- tor (2. 1): 100th Night Show (3); Color Line (3); Catholic Choir (4. 3. 2. 1), Director (2, 1); Rifle Track (4. 3, 2. 1); Cross Countrv (3. 2, 1), Monogram (3. 2. 1); Soccer (4) ; Sunday School Teach- er (3, 2); Fishing Club (1); Ser- geant (1). Page Two Hundred Thirteen HARRY WINFIELD SCHENCK 24th District, Pennsylvania Connellsville. Pennsylvania JOHN FREDERICK SCHMELZER 4th District, Colorado Silverton, Colorado HARRY WINFIELD SCHENCK is the most likeable person it can he anyone ' s privilege to meet. Always good-natured, the only one who seemed capable of ruffling him was his old enemy, the Department of Tac- tics, against whom he waged a four-year war- fare . Schenck, known also as " Schnozze, " hails from the mountains of Pennsyhania, after a couple of years spent at Bethany College and Carnegie Tech, where he gained a good founda- tion for his work here at the Academy. Al- though he studied very little he was always near the top of his class and always glad to help anyone who came to him for coaching. Many times he could be seen in the small hours of the night hunched up in a blanket under the hallway light helping some yearling who was just on the line. SCHMELZER — the everlasting regimental Buck. Demos, tours and Engineering are all the same to him. He ' s blissfully indiffer- ent to everything but this four-year Hermit- age, so confining to his bucking Colorado spirit. Seriously speaking he is a man ' s man and one with a mind distinctly his own, which is saying a lot for anybody. Furthermore, he doesn ' t even know how to spell the word " Selfishness, " it ' s entirely foreign to him. He is generous and loyal to his " buddies ' " and will do most anything for a roommate, as evidenced by the fact that he went on as per- manent room-orderly for the " Crip " although he hates nothing worse than sweeping a floor and dusting. Any Kaydet knows what that means. To do him justice would take lots more space but as that is limited I must ask you to read this little biography over again and try to understand all that I have en- dea ' ored to sav in a few words. Fishing Club (1); Tenth Squad (4. 3. 2); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Sergeant (1). Sunday School Teacher (3. 2. 1); Goat Football (2); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Marksman; A B. Page Two Hundred Fourteen EDSON SCHULL Senatorial, Massachusetts Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois BRUCE von G. SCOTT lOth District, California San Diego, California TO attempt to picture a person whom one knows and likes exceptionally weli, with- out becoming unduly eulogistic and indulging in the well-known college annual ballyhoo, requires a gifted pen and much more than one hundred and fifty ords. To those who know " Harpo " the expression a " good egg " conveys a great deal, but to those who have not been so fortunate the expression could never portray his marvelous sense of humor and his effortless indifference. Potentially a great athlete, he was cut off from an early start in the major sports plebe year by an understandable ambition to make those fam- ous tracks which accomplish little and lead nowhere. He confined his ambition to ten- nis, and to those who know the game his perfect form and effortless speed are joys to behold. Academics ha ' e been a necessary evil and ha ' e held no fears whatever; time can be spent in such a multitude of pleasant ways. Reading and travel have developed a broad tolerant outlook, and to talk with Ted is to know a keen intellect. THE Baron came to West Point in spite of the fact that his mother would never let him play with tin soldiers. Thanks to his father, who took advantage of Mrs. Scott ' s European trip this young hopeful was brought to a class reunion. From then on little Bruce was sold on being a 2nd Louie. His previous military training was tremendous, for not only had he been to a tin school and learned to play polo but he had been to the Naval Academy and learned nothing. And what did it get him? If 1 remember correctly he might have been a corp during beast barracks. However, his sleeve went unadorned until he landed on the staff his first class year. His academic record usually was expressed in three digits with the first being a three, but on a horse he was a different man. He was the first yearling to e ' er make the first team in polo and that team brought home the first intercollegiate championship to West Point. It is only natural that he ended up as captain of that sport. If any aspiring American youth wishes to pick the high road through West Point, here is his model. Tennis (4, 3, 2), Minor " A " (3, 2): Class Election Committee (l);Fishingaub (1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Marksman. Polo (3, 2. 1). Major " A " (3). Minor " A " (3, 2, 1); Indoor Polo (4,3,2.1), Numerals (4) , Minor ■■A " (3. 2, 1); Captain of Polo (1); Member of National Inter- collegiate Polo Championship Team, 1931; Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert; Regimental Sergeant Major (1). Page Two Hundred Fifteen M4i JOHN NEWMAN SCOVILLE 2nd District, Colorado Fort Morgan, Colorado RAYMOND WILTSE SELLERS Army Watcrville, Washington FOR those who have had membership in our class for any length of time, a biog- raphy of " Elmer " — few know that he has another name — is unnecessary. This name has spread throughout the class, the Third Batt, and among the other classes in the Corps. " Elmer Tuggle " has now removed any reason that Mr. Scoville may ha ' e had for naming his son " John. " A man of one love, John had little use for other women and, consequently, turned his attention to " man ' s sized " occupations, such as: holding a place on the Goat football team, riding the horses that the rest of us avoided, ramming the projectiles for the Champion gun crew of the Third Batt, and moving stalled Fire Trucks — we will vouch for his being equal to all of these tasks. After living with this " man of vim, " we feel indeed lucky to survive his periodic erup- tions of energy and glee, but we also feel lucky to have roomed with such a good- natured fellow. We would have little hesi- tancy in again choosing to hang our clothes on the same hooks with " Elmer. " AS a book this would be called " Roy Sellers ' Schooldays: or Seven Years as a Pam- pered Pet, " for it was way back in the dark ages on a July morning in ' 26 that our hero entered the sacred portals of Uncle Sam ' s Naval Academy, Annapolis to you. He was bound he ' d be a sailor, but fate willed other- wise. Swept from his course, battered and storm-tossed, he was at last cast up after Odyssean wanderings at the foot of our long, long hill . Since that epic day he has success- fully defeated the Academic Board time and again, save once, when, under the concen- trated fire of Battery Echols, he called a strategic retreat and joined our ranks. He will be remembered as a voluminous correspondent, for many an afternoon and evening did he spend penning s eet nothings to her. Although he is such a prolific writer, he strikes a new acquaintance as being reticent. Stranger, appearances are often deceptive. Deep down in Ray there glows a spark, the latent power of narration. It takes a small breeze indeed to fan that spark into a blaze of flickering tales of athletics, of politics, and of an adventurous past. Try if you can to quench that flame. Just try it! Cadet Choir (4. 3. 2. 1); Goat Football (2); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marks- man; Marksmanship Instructor. Page Tu ' o Hundred Sixteen FRANK HARRIS SHEPARDSON At Large Reno, Nevada WILLIAM OSCAR SENTER 1 7th District, Texas Abilene, Texas TAKE a five foot seven bone framework, cover with flesh, crown with bristling black hair, indent with two piercing dark eyes, roughen the top with a recalcitrant black beard, and you have him — physically. Now, invest with a stubborn logic, an apti- tude for Math, an abhorrence for Frog and Spic, and you have him — mentally. Now permeate with a love for the out of doors, endow with a capacity for hard work, imbue with a dogged determination and you have him — spiritually. Put ice skates on his feet; a tennis racket in his hand; a fishing pole in the other hand; give him eight hours ' sleep a day — he will be contented. Unduly hurry him; keep him up late — he will gripe. Then, temper the whole with a naive collo- quial wit and ready tongue, and you will know and understand the " Shep " with whom we have worked and played during four try- ing years , A WOMAN once told him the only uglier man she had ever had the pleasure of knowing was " Polly " Humber. Are you reading? He ' s the kind of a man and soldier who doesn ' t have to be called into shelter in time of inundations. Oscar came to us (some would phrase it) out of the west and strangely enough, straight-legged. His friends know that it would be obviously easy to spend pages setting forth Oscar ' s really sterling character for the public scrutiny. Let us, instead, view sanely the facts that, in addition to gaining instant admiration, he fosters lasting admira- tion in others ' hearts, and is loved alike by both men and women, young and old. Since he doesn ' t care for too much fuss, without more ado, we do tender hm to the loving care and appreciation of friends he can and will make everywhere. Cadet Choir (2, 1); Fishing Club (I); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Sergeant (1). Football (4, 3, 2, I), Numerals (4). Major " A " (2). Monogram (1); Lacrosse (4. 3, 2. 1), Nu- merals (4), Monogram (3), Ma- jor " A- (2); Wrestling (4, 3). Numerals (4), Election Commit- tee (1); Hop Manager (2. 1): Cadet Choir (1); Engineer Foot- ball (2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pis- tol Marksman; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2). Captain (1). Page Two Hundred Seventeen J. BURCH SHIELDS 5th District, Indiana Danville, Indiana JOHN BAIRD SHINBERGER 1 0th District, North Carolina Norfolk, Virginia JEWEL Burch (Jug) (Butch) Shields, the pride of Indiana. His four years at West Point will long be remembered by the Plebes who have labored relentlessly in bringing his many letters every day; but why not, for with his big black eyes and big smile he deserves them. He will also be remembered for his untiring work as janitor of the Howitzer Offices. Throughout his first class year, he spent numerous hours figuring what he might do to improve the office. But these small thoughts are far overshad- owed by our memory of him as always a happy- go-lucky, always smiling cadet, with a per- sonality which made many friends. We are all happy to remember him as a classmate and our only regret at graduation is the breaking of our happy relationship . JOHN BAIRD SHINBERGER — unique name and unique man — there could be no other like him. He is the goat of goats. Eight well-deserved stars adorn his bathrobe testifying to the many skirmishes with vari- ous academic departments from which he has emerged the victor (or at least he has re- mained with us). Hard work — he puts out always — and the will to conquer have pulled John through in his hours of need. Many instructors will heave a sigh of relief when he graduates; though none of them will be hap- pier than John himself. Were it not for academics, he would have been a notable athlete. As long as he fooled his instructors he was on the baseball, football, and wrestling squads. A more " B. J. " plebe there never was. However, when the tables were turned, Mr. Shinberger was the most feared — and certainly the most heard of and heard (by plebes) of all our classmates and for being the hardest man on the " Beast Detail " John was awarded lieutenant ' s che Tons. Football (4): Gymnastics (4, 3); Equipment Committee (l);How- itzer (4. 3, 2, 1), Office Manager (1); Pointer (3); Cadet Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pis- tol Sharpshooter; Corporal (2) ; Sergeant (1). Football (4, 3. 1); Baseball (3. 2, 1); Wrestling (4. 3, 2, 1); Ring Committee; Y. M. C. A., Cadet Lecture Committee (1); Sunday School Teacher (1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Lieutenant (1). Page Two Hundred Eighteen JOHN GARDNER SH INKLE 6th District, Ohio Aberdeen, Maryland ALDEN KINGSLAND SIBLEY Senatorial, Nevada Reno, Nevada SEEMINGLY odd that this shy curly-head with the hesitating smiles should be facing the crowd. Yet watch him, when, as class president, he conducts a class meeting. Mod- est he is at first, almost diffident, suggesting rather than dictating. But watch closely as his point comes to issue. Note the steady unruffled calm as he proceeds to champion his views. Do not trifle with him, nor seek to intimidate him; for that capable calm acti- vates itself into a most convincing determina- tion. Without a doubt Johnny is at his best under fire — an invaluable military virtue. Fretting little over the metaphysical uncertainties, he injects himself purposefully into the affairs of the hour. Here his discerning, well-balanced, rational intelligence finds fit field. Distaste- ful to him the pomp and panoply of a high place; yet inevitably does he graduate in that direction. For whenever there is important work to be well done, he will be sought. DO your job well! When most of us fill that order we sit back with a feeling of accomplishment and contentment. And just- ly so. But here is a man who has placed his goal far beyond, who will not stop to rest with the crowd. Sib spent Plebe year adjusting himself to the system and his chin to the back of his collar. Through the grind of Yearling year he boned giant swings and bided his time until furlough brought him the realization of a fond longing to lie again beneath a western moon with the ripples of Tahoe at his feet and the aroma of sagebrush blowing in from the dessert. Then all too soon the summer ' s dreams faded into oblivion and chevrons slow- ly took form only to suggest command and responsibility. The man ' s character, his abil- ity and physical vigor readily explain how he found time to coach the Company ' s goats, swing to an undefeated gym season, manage a tennis team, and, at the same time, to achieve stars and a captaincy. We know Sib ' s ambition, and to his success we dedicate our confidence that he may be ever remindful of our admiration and respect. Track (4); Soccer (4, 3, 2), Nu- merals (4); Boxing (1), Minor •■A " : Fencing (4, 3,2). Numer- als (4); Class Vice-President (2); Class President (1); Cadet Choir (4. 3, 2, 1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Acting Cor- poral (3); Corporal (2); Lieuten- ant (1). Gymnastics (4, 3, 2. 1), Mono- gram (3). Minor " A (2, 1), Captain (1); Tennis (3, 2, 1), Minor " A " ' (2). Manager (1); Stars (2); Cadet Choir (4); Fish- ing Club (1); Tenth Squad (3. 2, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1). Page Two Hundred Nineteen Jli EARL F. SIGNER 6th District, Nebraska Ericson. Nebraska WILLIAM GRAY SILLS At Large Fort Logan, Colorado THE " Reverend " came to us from the wide open spaces of Nebraska. In " Beast Barracks " he boned indifference with such success that it lasted for three years. The measure of his success is that he became an A.B. of repute, a sluggoid, and a goaty-goat. When the writs cast their dire shadow over the class, everyone was apprehensive that he would be turned out and found, that is, everyone but the " Re erend. " His indiffer- ence masked a keen intellect and a powerful will. First class year he decided to test himself. The results were amazing to e ' eryone but those who knew him intimately. His " demo " record became practically spotless. He climb- ed out of the last section in every subject to the first, and, furthermore, stayed there the entire year. Such demonstrated qualities combined with a warm heart, spirited convic- tions, and a high sense of fair play, indicate, in our humble opinion, that the " Reverend " will travel far on the road to success. FROM the west and from the Army, Bill came to us: a man whose foundation was built upon solid rock. He had, and, despite ad ' ersities that would lose them to most men, still has, ideals which he adheres to. His smile is as famous as it is real, and it truth- fully portrays a wealth of good nature that is far from common. He is naturally spoony and he must be naturally brilliant because he does not have to study much to get by — and easily at that. His willingness to help any- one, anywhere, has endeared him to the hearts of his classmates. He is the man we would choose for a friend, and regardless of the cir- cumstances Bill can be relied upon to go the limit. We who know him best are generally sorry to see him go, but, with the assurance that he will realize his ambitions, and with the hope that we will march together again some day, we send him back to the Army. Track (2. 1): Baseball (4, 3); Honor Committee; Cadet Choir (2. 1); Fishing Club (1); 100th Night Show (3); Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Marksman; Cor- poral (2); First Sergeant (1). Page Two Hundred Twenty GEORGE GERALD C. SIMPSON 5th District, Indiana Russellville, Indiana JAMES HENR ' SKINNER 1st District, Kentucky May field. Kentucky WHETHER it be the pre-taps bull ses- sion, the mid afternoon confab, a class- room discussion, or an entre-class discussion, one can always find Simpson in the limelight. His ready wit, uniquely humorous impersona- tions, and keen perception have always en- titled him to the center of the stage. His generous and understanding nature has always created a place for him in the hearts of his classmates; his contrivances and ability to make one laugh hardest when he feels bluest have been a source of cheer for all who knew him. George ' s sunny carefree disposition belies his earnestness as a soldier and a gentleman. His career here is marked by soldierly bearing at his duties, aggressiveness on the athletic field, veteran courage in the turn-out writs, and varied and sundry " affaires du coeur. ' You should hear his philosophy on life and love. ' ears hence when members of 33 con ene, the conversation will ne er lapse, because Simpson, of the Goat team, with his ready wit, with his turn-out escapades, with his impersonations and hilarious humor, with his keen mind and generous nature, will always furnish the stimulus for reminiscences " when good fellows get together. " EVENING call to quarters in barracks — All is quiet and peaceful — too quiet and peaceful, in fact, for Jim Henry. Suddenly a terrible explosion rocks the area, arousing the guard, the O.C., the M.P. ' s, and half the Corps of Cadets. With a sigh, Jimmy shuts the window and makes sundry depreciatory observations concerning the inferior grade of the giant firecrackers he has just tossed into the area. Jimmy has a highly developed sense of the ridiculous and his dry and cryptic humor has been a constant source of amuse- ment to his classmates. No one in his com- pany will ever forget the nicknames he so aptly applied to " The Duck, " " The Butcher, " " The Hoodlum. " Deep down there is a seri- ous side to Jimmy and he thinks much more than he talks. He is " C ' Company ' s Hop Manager, is boning Air Corps, and is one of the best horsemen in the Corps. However, there are a couple of other things he ' d much rather do — ask him about them sometime. Football (4); Basketball (4); La- crosse (4); 100th Night Show (1); Cadet Choir (3. 2); Goat Foot- ball (2); Fishing Club fl); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshoot- Page Two Hundred Twenly-one DANIEL W. SMITH 4th District, Ohio Washington, District of Columbia FRANKLIN GUEST SMITH Senatorial, California Redlands, California HAVING been associated with the Army as one of the " ' Brats, " Danny quite naturally drifted to West Point. With him he brought a good humor, a desire to help others, and a love for the beautiful. Add to these the ability to discourse vociferously, and you have Danny . Dan managed to miss the runt companies literally by a hair, and landed in that group of immortals, " D " Company. He has fol- lowed in the path of so many others of that famous assemblage, sliding along on a well oiled scheme of life. However, he is not in- different. He has enough ability to accom- plish without too much effort, and on those things that interest him. Danny works with zeal. Dan is also an able fisherman and hunter. Many is the week-end he has spent in the hills and on the lakes in the vicinity of West Point. He is quite a swimmer, too, and it is reported that he once swam the Hudson with his clothes on. SVIITH, the man of many names, is called by the various titles of " Cal, " " Lunt, " " Oz, ' ' " Smeed, " and the " Rat, " accordingly as the occasion demands . He answers equally well to any of them. Cal takes most things that come his way in the spirit that if it is allright with everyone else it ' s allright with him. However, on some points he has very fixed ideas from which not even the greatest pressure can budge him. " Lunt " is unhurried by disposition. He lives without friction with anyone, and the slow grin that spreads over his countenance on any and all occasions bespeaks an even temper. This calm good nature is probably one of the prime reasons why " Cal " is one of the greatest golfers that ever wandered onto the Plain. In any contest he maintains his habitual calm, and triumphs where the un- steadier man loses. Track (4. 3); Boxing (4, 3. 2. 1); Camp Illumination Committee; Hop Manager (4); Fishing Club (!); Rifle Marksman, A.B. Swimming (4, 3); Golf (4. 3. 2. 1). Numerals (4). Minor " A " (3, 2. 1), Captain (1); Assistant Manager Hockey (3); Ring Com- mittee (1); Howitzer (4); 100th Night Show (4); Hop Manager (4. 3); Cadet Choir (4. 3, 2. 1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharp- shooter; Battalion Sergeant- Major (1). Page Two Hundred Twenty-two VERNON C. SMITH Honor School Hot Springs, Arkansas MADDRE ' ALLEN SOLOMON 5th District, North Carolina Greensboro, North Carolina VERNON " MIKE " SMITH hails from Hot Springs, Arkansas. He entered the United States Military Academy as an honor student from Wentworth Military Academy, so he has had an unusually good basic training for his profession. During his sojourn here at the Academy he has never taken up any sport seriously although he has ability in several . " Mike " is well liked by everyone he knows. He has a very good sense of humor and upon occasion can furnish the life of any party. He is endowed with an unusual amount of common sense and, hence, his ad ' ice and opinions are sought and followed by many. He doesn ' t seem to have any trouble with his studies, spending a minimum amount of time in preparation and still keeping up there in the top part of the class. His capability is no less on the military side. He has thatpeculiar knack of commanding men without antagon- izing them, and that one trait alone will carry him far in his profession. A PUG NOSE Surely enough. In fact a mere button it is, but unlike most but- tons, pushing is not essential to throw the works in action. " Solly " — as he is known to everyone in the corps — has kept things pop- ping ever since he arrived here. We have all felt his influence, for not only is he known in " M " Company as one mighty fine file, but ' way down there among the runts they look upon our Sol with a great deal of admiration. The fact that he is original cannot be con- tested — ask some of those who have acted on his theories. The bud of his originality has further blossomed forth on occasions in the classroom — his proofs have astounded such brilliant minds as Professor Echols. Many of " M " Company ' s blue Monday mornings have been smothered in sunshine by his cheery disposition. Good wholesome fun follows him wherever he goes; he never has to think twice to produce a witty remark. Not only does he play hard when the time for play presents itself, but when there is work to be done he goes about it with determina- tion. Academic pursuits have not come easy to him. How ever, he has been strong enough to forego pleasure when additional efforts were necessary to pull him out of the rough. : (4); Wrestling (4); Rifle (3); Tennis (1). Monogram (1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert; Act- ing Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Basketball (4); T. H. E. F. (2); Cadet Cho.r (4, 3. 2, 1); Rifle Marksman; Acting Corporal (3); Sergea ' nt (1) Page Two Hundred Twenty-three HERBERT GEORGE SPARROW 22nd District, Ohio Washington, District of Columbia ROBIN GEORGE SPEISER New York National Guard Newburgh, New York SIR, if several of us go together, can we buy the hook at wholesale prices? " It was a good idea, but the depression does not affect the Engineering Department. A keen sense of humor, even in the section room, has helped Herbert preserve an air of blase inno- cence. Through si.x years of reveille and school calls (he tried Tin school before he came to West Point) Herb has successfully main- tained this same manner. Wit is only one of his many gifts. Fortune was indeed good to him for he is naturally " ' hivey, " talented linguistically, generous, conscientious, and diligent. Ask many a man that he has helped through English and French. This interesting personality, howe er, is founded on a remarkable facility in a science strictly British. His ability to discuss any subject, knowledge on the topic not being essential, is phenomenal. Also, he likes to write, read aloud (his own writing), and listen to classical music. His desire to recite poetry before breakfast is equaled only by his long- ing for more sleep. True friend. Loyal classmate. Good vvife. It will be difficult to say " au revoir. " Here ' s wishing you luck, Sparrow — Don ' t forget your B-plate! FROM just over the hill Bob came saunter- ing into our midst. The pro.ximity of his residence to West Point left this lad few illu- sions and he entered with full realization of what was to follow. Frank, good natured, fun loving, he is ready to gi -e and take regard- less of the outcome. Any overzealous youth desiring a tussle always found in Bob one willing to oblige in an exceedingly capable manner. Bob might also be said to be set in his ways, a position from which the pro- erbial " hell fire and high water " could scarce shake him. His varied activities testify to his ability and proficiency in things in general, and stamp him with the mark of versatility. Bob with his other qualities possesses the ability of being a good friend, staunch and true, which is as important an attribute as any a man can possess. Here ' s to you. Bob! Pistor (3, 2, 1); Class Historian (3): Class Secretary (2, 1); How- itzer (4. 3, 2. I). Associate Edi- tor (1); Stars (4); Engineer Foot- ball (2); Tenth Squad (4, 3, 2. 1) ; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Ex- pert; Corporal (2); Captain (2). Wrestling (4, 3. 2). Numerals (4), Minor " A " (3). Monogram (2); Cadet Orchestra (4, 3, 2. 1); Color Line (4); Cadet Choir (4. 3, 2, 1); Fishing Club (1); Rifie Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Acting Corporal (3); Sergeant (1). Page Two Hundred ' Twenly-four i ALFRED DODD STARBIRD Senatorial, Maine South Paris, Maine ANDREW DOxNALD STEPHENSON Senatorial, New Mexico Washington, District of Columbia NO need to say what every one knows of Dodd. His heaviest acti ' ity — no. avo- cation is a better word — is known, not just to us who know him so well, but to about every one who comes up here more than once or twice. One can always spot his si.x-feet- four wherever he may be on the hop floor, and he is always there to spot. Two or three times guard or week-end lea ' e kept him away, but we don ' t count those. In contrast with his hop-oid tendencies, one notices that there are two spots on his collar that have never had a chance to fade because stars have always covered them. And that in spite of the quantities of maga- zines that he has consumed. Then, too, who has not seen him in the fall slushing through mud or along the road on his way to a sure place in a cross country meet? One hears that there is a tablet at an Eng- lish public school commemorating the man who first picked up a football and ran with it, and we are waiting for that glorious day when we can commemorate " Skeezicks " as the man who picked up the ball and transformed broom-ball into the wild game it is today. STEVE the " Tinker " — the " Handy Man " about the house — the " Electrical Genius " — should fare well and go far in our Army, for no matter what branch he takes or to what duty he is assigned, be it anything from build- ing a detached barracks to running the Post Exchange, you can bet that all the work will be done by a complicated system of wires, photo-electric cells, and -acuum tubes; throw the switch, press the button, and Presto! — • the day ' s work is done. If Steve could make all subjects leap to his bidding as his beloved " Juice " does, he would wear stars. He started out a goat — even had a set-to with that bogy of the plebes and year- lings, P. Echols; but since that time he has been slowly climbing. No meteoric rise was his, but a long uphill fight. He always knows what brand of fight to use and we all hope he gets his wish — to combine his hobby with his work in the Signal Corps. Basketball (4. 3). Numerals (4) Track (4, 3, 2), Numerals (4) Major " A " (3). Monogram (2) Cross Country (4, 3. 2, 1) Minor " A " (3). Minor " A " (1) Captain. Cross Country; Elec- tion Committee. Equipment Committee; Stars (4. 3. 2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1). Boxing (4): Goat Football (2): Fishing Club (1); 100th Night Show (4, 3.2); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. Page Two Hundred Twenty-five JOSEPH WARREN STILWELL, JR. Senatorial, California Washington, District of Columbia AN Army child with definite leanings to- ward the service in which he was reared, Joe came to us from one of our Army ' s distant posts, still a boy, but oh! how he has changed. By nature and by training skillful in the use of tools and able to use his head as well as his hands, Joe has acquitted himself admirably in the designing and construction of all sorts of devices from model airplanes to radio sets. His interests in gymnastics have caused him several mishaps but due to his determination and undaunted courage he has acquired a good physique and won a place on the gym squad. Gifted with a keen mind and possessing unlimited will power, Joe has conscientiously applied himself to everything he has under- taken. His genuine good nature and his will- ingness to help his friends have gained for him the heartiest esteem of all his classmates. LUELL LEYTON STUBE 2nd District, Minnesota Slayton. Minnesota LUELL (pronounced like the first part of Luellyn) — Leyton (light-on) — Stube (to rhyme ith ruby) — is not called by any of those often mispronounced names. He is called simply " the Baron. " It is not merely the association of his last name with that of Baron von Stueben which gives him the title of " Baron. " It is rather his steady, direct, and quiet nature which causes his friends, perhaps sub-consciously, to compare him with the popular conception of nobility. Contributory also to that compari- son is a certain aloofness and dignity of bear- ing which hides rather than diminishes his friendliness; and a conservatism of outlook, which in these troubled times is a virtue rather than merely a characteristic. Significant of him also is his quiet and un- assuming manner of getting things accom- plished. That is the trait which causes those who, after striving mightily, reach a coveted goal and, stopping to take stock of the other arrivals, say to themselves, somewhat in sur- prise, " By golly, here ' s the Baron. " Cross Country 0): Polo (4), Gymnastics (4. 3, 2), Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Marksman: Beast Detail a. 1); Proly Club (1); Actmg Corporal (3); Corporal (2). Sergeant (1) . Page Two Hundred Twenly-six DUFF WALKER SUDDUTH 1st District, Mississippi Starkville, Mississippi MILTON FREDRICK SUMMERFELT 4th District, Michigan Benton Harbor, Michigan ! FAR down South in Old Miss ' ippi, where languidness, soft speech, and incompara- ble courtesy still prevail, there was unwonted ado one summer day years ago. The young massa of the Sudduth plantation was going north to follow that trail of Southern chivalry blazed by the sword. So it was that Daddy Duff came to the Academy five years ago, bringing with him a wealth of Southern tradi- tion and color, coupled with a determination which was later to overcome an early reverse in his first academic scrimmage. He was found in English in his plebe June. However, persistence, as e ' idenced in a suc- cessful re-entrance examination, brought him back to start anew with us. He came back, richer in experience and in the fundamentals of polo. Energetic and vital in everything he does, he is far different from the usual casual Southerner. He has uide interests, and is so amazingly well founded in his ideas on them that his side of arguments is discouragingly correct — usually. His polo here is outstand- ing, and is sure to make his service career a congenial one. Duff is gay, sincere, able, and a gentleman. THE race by vigor, not by vaunts, is won. " A quiet vigor hidden by a cheerful countenance that would do credit to any baby food ad characterizes our mighty Teutonic friend Butch. Only too well do his victims on the football field know what a crushing tackle his cherubic face belies. Not only has Milt won himself the Cap- taincy of the Army ' s football team but also he has gained command of " M " Company. And it ' s here particularly that he has distinguished himself by conquering the problem that few men master — that of retaining efficiency with- out sacrificing subordinates. Mr. Ophthalmia discouraged Butch ' s aspi- rations toward riding the clouds but the " Air ' s ' loss is the " Field ' s " gain and the Army continues with a substantial asset on its books . Po!o (4. 3. 2. 1), Numerals (4). Minor - ' A " (2. 1), Rifle Expert, Machine Gun Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Fishing Club (I); Acting Corporal (3); Sergeant (1). Football (4. 3. 2, 1). Numerals (4), Major " A " (3, 2. 1); La- crosse (4. 3. 2. 1). Numerals (4), Major " A " ' (3, 2. 1); Boxing (4. 1), Numerals (4); Captain, Football (1); Rifle E.xpert; Pis- tol Marksman; Mucker; Cor- poral (2); Captain (1). Page Two Hundred Twenty-seven HARRY WILLIAM SWEETING 36th District, New York Auburn , New York MARCUS TAGUE National Guard, South Dakota Bloomficld, Nebraska TO those of his acquaintance this name brings visions of a pleasant lad, a scion of the " Rochester Millionaires. " Harry is primarily a cavalier, the ladies apparently exerting a tremendous appeal to him. Londos is our hero ' s hero. Harry de- veloped a taste for muscle building and a deep desire to be a muckoid after several falls from the old double deck beds. Naturally one fall led to another and wishing to add a profes- sional tone to his falls he drifted into wrestling. Many a pleasant hour Harry has given us with stories wild and otherwise of his exper- ience with " Indian Jim Crowbar " in the wil- derness of the Canadas. Harry also is a likely candidate for the Auburn Chamber of Com- merce. His stories of the old home town rival the celebrated Baron. THE years 1906-1927 mark the life span of Marcus ' s gay abandon that characterized his Nebraskan days behind the plow. In the latter year, with determination written in steely grace across his brow, he entered. Marcus was champing at the bit and went at the thing a little too feverishly. The aca- demic department was forced to ask him to begin anew — twice. But satisfied with the genuineness of the samples and undaunted by this misunderstanding with the gods of knowl- edge, he returned with as much fight as a ten-cent dance hail and this time seized the lamp by the handle instead of the wick. The " earling Marcus was the stern embodi- ment of " F " Company discipline. He was hard as the mouth of a riding hall mount and the plebes privily heaped opprobious anath- ema on his doorsill. But as the years passed. Marcus ' s harshness was mollified and crystallized into the tempered Nestorian self- command that has kept up his batting aver- age with the best. And now, having com- pleted his operose onus here, he still grasps the rope firmly and continues to climb, not to the house of Ophir, perhaps, because the realms of Mars are more to his liking. Fishing Club (1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman; A.B. Rifle Sharpshooter; Acting Cor- poral (3); Corporal (2); Lieuten- ant (1). Page Two Hundred Twenty-eight II RALPH TALBOT, III 1st District, Colorado Washington, District of Columbia EDGAR O. TAYLOR Presidential Corbin, Kentucky i A TRUER friend would he hard to find, for Ralph Talbot, III (be sure to spell it correctly, and don ' t forget the III) is always there with a helping hand. If your drag has " stood you up, " just dash over to Ralph ' s house and you ' ll be all set — guaranteed to be nothing less than a 2.5. As long as the cour- age of one ' s convictions is an attribute to being an officer, Ralph will rank high because he does have that courage. Of all his ambitions there are two which are foremost. The first is that the beams he designed in his midnight escapades in Engineering will safely bridge the gap to June and then some, and the sec- ond is that if the beams fail the guns may not, because after all it ' s " hell " to get found in two subjects. Moreover if he ' s not worrying about something, you can be sure it ' s not R . T . Ill CADET EDGAR O. TAYLOR ' S " Boswell " is of the fi.xed opinion that: If Ed had two coats, he would give his brother both of them. Generosity to a fault is a very evident characteristic of this unusual fellow. Perhaps his Southern origin accounts for a perpetual laziness, exceeded only by his unexpected wit and a surprisingly keen sense of humor. A " laissez-faire ' philosophy may be perceived in his rarely expressed opinions of things in general. Quiet, modest, even bashful, Oscar proves that " still waters run deep. " His natural intellect furthers his progress more than his supreme indifference hinders it. Compared to Edgar, the tradi- tional absent-minded professor is a veritable Macaulay. A first impression, even a casual acquaintance, with this chap lacks much as a sufficient criterion by which to judge such an uncommon character. He pores over the exploits of Tarzan as intently as he concen- trates on Kant. Whence leads this analysis? Ed is an agreeable, pleasant roomate. Rifle Sergei Page Two Hundred Twenly-nirxe CHARLES WHEELER THAYER 6th District, Pennsylvania Villa Nova, Pennsylvania WALDEMAR JUSTIN THINNES 4th District . Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota PLEBE from England . . . pipe smoker of special tobacco . . . factum factotum to first class bucks . . - polo . . slugoid once . . wake me early, mother, for I ' m to be Queen of the May . . . stars . . . argumentor par excellence . . .polo. . . writer of military articles . . . first ranking squash player . . . rider of horses . . . ridden of horses . . .stars again . . . late sleeper . , . authority on boots . . . horseshowman , . . Second class buck . . . slugoid twice . . . engineer . . . talker of horses . . . radio eve- nings . . . demerits . . . polo . . . old little boys and young o ld man . . . education by supervision . . . student of Russian . . . first class sergeant . , . connoisseur of lecturers . . . international horizon . . . more polo . . eccentric airplane pilot . looking out . . . brewer of tea . . imbiber of tea . . sponsor of journalism engineer yet Cavalry wins . . . Second Lieutenant. MR. THINNES, " the stern disciplinarian of Plebes, " Tenny, " the cheerful bud- dy of upper classmen, is indeed a case of dual personality. Plebes invariably rate " Mr. Thinnes " the hardest man in " A " Company, and immediately upon recognition they affec- tionately call him " Tenny. " But regardless of personal relationships everyone admires this courageous soldier from the great Northwest. While most of us must wait for a war to prove our mettle, " Tenny " has fought his battle and won. Faced with the most dread- ed affliction a physically active man can imag- ine, " Tenny " not only staved off death, but has slowly and surely conquered the dire re- sults of his misfortune — sometimes stoically — sometimes smilingly. Despite the fact that " Tenny " walked among us with a clean sleeve for three years, a tour on the Beast Detail soon proved that Chevrons belonged to the spoony driUmaster. Although " Tenny " excelled in every sport he undertook, Polo was his true delight, and there is no doubt he would have starred in many games First Class Year if misfortune had not dealt him such a severe blow. Polo (4, 3. 2, 1). Numerals (4). Monogram (3). Minor ' A " (2. 1); Horse Show; Pointer (3, 2, 1 ) . Associate Editor ( 1 ) ; Stars (4, 3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Cadet Lecture Committee (1); Chair- man Y. M. C. A. Council ( 1); Queen of the May (4); Tenth Squad (3. 2); A B (4, 2), Ser- geant (1). Polo (4. 3. 2); Rifle Sharpshoot- er; Machine Gun Expert; Pistol Marksman, Lieutenant (1). Page Two Hundred Thirty HORACE B. TH0K4PS0N, 2nd District, Idaho Pocatello, Idaho ROBERT PENN THOMPSON 2nd District, Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska AFTER the first three months of Ben ' s sta at West Point, a certain fact buried it- self firmly and deeply in his mind. That was — that a good wholesome fear and respect for the Academic Department was absolutely essential if he was to pass through his four years in peace and happiness. No, you will find no stars on his collar — but neither will you find any on his bathrobe. Ben is a man of wide experience. He has gone from raking leaves in Idaho to panning gold in Alaska. His indifference to feminine charm, his silver streaked hair, and ruddy complexion have long made him the unattain- able object of feminine wiles. He is a punster unique, and a superb practical joker with a weakness for impersonating Tactical Officers and planting explosives under books. But with it all, Ben takes responsibilities seriously and discharges them conscientiously which together with his delightful sense of humor make him a genial person and a loyal friend. APPEARANCES are misleading. Although Bob never sat down in his chair without first putting his red comforter in the seat, he did not do it with the intention of going to sleep. Studies were something which both- ered him until he finished them. He found, however, that his grades varied inversely with the amount of time he spent on his lessons. On furlough he held a position as life guard in Omaha and saved a cat from drowning. His appearances at hops were few and far be- tween, but that was no indication of his ability. He chewed gum at Weehawken Ferry once and served ten confinements for it. But don ' t think that Bob was a ne ' er do well. He did an excellent job of collecting snapshots for this Howitzer. He had no equal when it came to costuming and making up the cast for the Hundredth Night Show. He is easy to get along with, efficient, and generous. Track (2), Cadet Choir (4, 5, 2. 1 ) ; Fishing Club ( 1 ) ; Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Marksman; Cor- poral (2); Lieutenant (1) Camp Illumination Committee (1); Howitzer (4, 3, 2, 1); Class History Editor (1); Pointer (4); 100th Night Show (4. 3, 2. 1); F ifte Marksman; Acting Cor- poral (3); Corporal (2); Supply Sergeant ( 1) . Page Two Hundred Thirty-one WILLIAM HOWARD THOMPSON Senatorial, Kansas Washington, District of Columbia WILLIAM VERNARD THOMPSON 9th District, Virginia Pearisburg, Virginia TOTALLY ' unassuming, no blatant noise announces Bill ' s presence or ideas. To know of his accomplishments, it is necessary to dig deeply, for he gains satisfaction in do- ing a task well and keeping quiet about it. Seemingly conservative, he is always willing and ready to take a chance that tomorrow brings a lecture and tonight a bit of relaxation. Bill can pass off the ups and downs of cadet life with a shrug, apparently not the least bit perturbed. His bland manner sug- gests but one thing, " Let come what may. " If he ever had a care it would be concealed beneath his debonair countenance . Possessed with frankness and sincerity his friendship is one to be valued. In parting let us hope that what cares and worries he may experience in the service may be borne as lightly as those encountered during cadet da vs. WEST POINT! A far cry from that Podunk nestling snugly in the green hills of deah ol ' Virginia. Bill wandered through the Sallyport on that eventful morn- ing years ago, signed on the dotted line, and spent the next two weeks collecting his rudely scattered thoughts. Good ol ' " Doowillie " was chronically behind the game all during Plebe year — too many duties for a methodical mind. So Bill sighed, and joined the Red Comforter Squad. Amen! Then came the debacle! With cold, calcu- lating stealth the demon of Mathematics crept toward the sleeping Thompson. And it was at this time that he wrote down his first per- manent claim to our undying friendship. In- testinal fortitude : ' Spelled with a capital G — . Through it all he stuck to his guns, and shelled P. Echols to defeat. Whotta stand, Napoleon! Yes, he ' s a plugger — a real fight- er. Gi en the incenti e, nothing is impossible in his sight, though he admits that Academics are a little out of his line. Bill Thompson is not a paragon; far from it, praise be to Allah! But he ' s loyal and trustworthy, he has an indomitable spirit, and most important of all — he ' s a real Man. Track (4. 3, 2); Hockey (4): lOOch Night Show (4, 3, 2, I); Rifle Sharpshooter; Camp Il- lumination U); Sergeant (I). Wrestling (4. 3, 2, 1). Numerals (4): Minor " A " (2. 1). Captain (1), Election Committee (1); Fishing Club (1). Cross Country Squad. Page Two Hundred Thirty-two JOHN FREDERICK THORLIN 3rd District, Oregon Portland, Oregon CORDES FREDRICH T I EM ANN lOth District, Texas Brenlnam, Texas EVER keeping his ideals before him, Fred- die plods his way at the inconvenience of no one but himself. Not that he isn ' t socially inclined — his countenance has graced every function from the Supe ' s dinner party to a 17th Div. plebe boodle fight — he can detect boodle at any range up to a thousand yards — even with a cold. Chief characteristics (or eccentricities) noted: fond debunker of " Through military chan- nels " routine; a first section rider but at times the cause of many a heart flutter; the " Army and Navy Journal says — " ; enough correspon- dents to keep roomate out of stamps; " 1 want to do something different — Morocco — South Seas — anything — " ; drags regularly but un- susceptible to any one particularly; too par- ticular about fitting of clothes; any femme who rates 2.8 or above can make him blush at least once. Freddie ' s chief claim to pranks on the T.D. is a very eventful all night absence in Norfolk during the Virginia Trip, sans slug. He as- pires to the Coast — without, for he claims he ' U be able to sign Cadet unmarried certifi- cates for ten years to come. T ' " S " life at the Academy has been an extremely busy one. Since taking the count his first year in lieu of a preliminary affair with the Math Department, he has been steadily mounting the rungs of the academic ladder. His face is a familiar one on the baseball diamond; as a matter of fact, we have never had a catcher who could hold him. His activities as a whole have been ' aried. Athletics, radios, and femmes have occupied too much of his time to allow for many mo- ments of leisure. We call him " Marconi " over here in " A " Company. He can dis- mantle anything from a radio to a Swiss watch, and strangely enough get it back to- gether again in good working order. Our years at the Academy have been en- riched by " Ty ' s " friendship — a friendship which we will long remember. Baseball (4); Rifle (3. 2, 1), Monogram (2); Indoor Rifle (3, 2. 1). Monogram (2); Wrestling (4), Soccer (3, 2); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Machine Gun Expert - Football (4. 3); Basketball (4); Baseball (4, 3. 2. 1); Ring Com- mittee. Chairman; Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Corporal (2); First Sergeant f 1) . Page Two Hundred Thirty-three ROBERT TOTTEN 6th District, Oklahoma San Francisco. California WILLIAM LIVLNGSTON TRAVI S 1st District, Georgia Sa annah, Georgia BOB entered the Academy with the class of ' 32, but. because of a little trouble with the Department of Tactics he was given a year ' s lea ' e of absence and joined our class in the fall of yearling year. Being an army child and used to changes it did not take him long to settle down among us. We soon came to appreciate Bob ' s ready humor and wit. His rare metaphors on the common e eryday events in our rather se- cluded life are a constant source of merriment. Lie can always make things appear in a most absurdly funny light — whether they are tragic, ordinary, or trivial. Rather critical of nature. Bob never hesi- tates to express his candid opinion of an act or a person, regardless of the effect, but it is just as true that he never objects to any criticism of himself. All in all he is the type that you like to ha c around on any occasion. TO my mind Bill symbolizes West Point and West Point training as those things stand in the eyes of the nation. One is not too euphuistic when one sa s of him: " Hard- working, conscientious, a fixed goal always before him. " That has been Bill since I have known him He came here like the rest of us, untrained, no advantage over the average man, and by dint of unceasing effort has gained his present position. Some men are " naturals. ' They gain their place through an effortless ability. Not as much credit can be given to these as to Bill, who has won his place; earned it, beyond a doubt. He has been as a man in a race, always striving, straining toward that set goal. That is the ultimate of human eftbrt, and there is no dis- credit if one falls slightly short. To our class, " M " Company wouldn ' t be the same outfit without Bill ' s stripes, and bass voice, and shined shoes. Nor would it seem quite like the First Class Club without Bill at the billiard table after supper. Polo (4. 3); A.B.; Sergeant (1). Track (3. 2); Cross Country (3, 2); Polo (4): Fencing (2. I); How- itzer (4); Cadet Choir (4. 3. 2. 1); Sunday School Teacher (2); Board of Governors (4); Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman; Cor- poral (3) Corporal (2), Lieuten- ant (1). Page Two Hundred Thirty-four ROBERT CAMPBELL TRIPP 4th District, Indiana North Vernon, Indiana KARL TRUESDELL, JR. lOth District, Indiana Plattsburg, New York ROBERT CAMPBELL TRIPP is the name you hear upon introduction but it is not long before this rather formal title melts into just plain Bobbie. He came to West Point direct from Boston Latin School, where he re- ceived a good foundation for his future work. Bobbie reflects the atmosphere of the middle west, since his home is in Indiana, from which state he was appointed. It is hard to deter- mine just hat quality Bob possesses which in ariably makes and keeps friends for him, but facts speak for themselves. He has a cer- tain reserve which one must penetrate before he really discovers that Bobbie has a very keen sense of humor, coupled with a whole lot of good common sense. His pastime is bridge, for academics come so easily that he must do something to pass away morbid study hours. The Engineer Corps will get one lieutenant who is not of the wooden variety when Tripp reports for duty this summer. ONCE in the Army, always in the Army, " says Truesy. But he wanted to learn the e.xact method of doing " squads right " so he came to West Point. Truesy had the misfortune of having to study English for what some of us know to be a re-entrance examination. This schooling was taken in our great metropolis where Karl learned the arts that ha ' e proven to be a great help — on week-end leaves, especially. Just ask him sometime to recommend the best thing a person can use to rid himself of a headache. Karl has ne ' er been known to be exceed- ingly proficient, that is in the academic work. He is, however, capable of rendering a good opinion on just what tie should be worn with each shirt; one can wear a proper tie when an integral would be declasse. Truesy ' s one apparent ambition here at the Point has been to be ever kind and true to his friends. How well he has succeeded can only be testified to by the hosts who are glad to be his friends. Golf (4)-. Pointer (1), Assistant Editor (1); Tenth Squad (4, 3, 2. 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1). Acting Corporal (3); Sergeant (1). Page Two Hundred Thirty-five HARRY SHELDON TUBBS, JR. Senatorial. California Berkeley, California JACK WELLINGTON TURNER National Guard Buffalo, New York HIS four years with us have brought out, above all, the fact that " Hap " is no misnomer when applied to Tubbs. If the occasion is dull, his appearance is sure to bring about a rapid change. To be sure, he has a serious side, and when he directs his efforts towards a definite goal, that goal will be reached sooner or later. To most of us he uill be remembered in particular for his super- inquisiti ' eness, for his desire to know more about what makes the wheels go ' round has many times added to our stay in the section room. However, compensation appears in his generosity and steadfast application of the Golden Rule, and we know that in " Hap " we have a true friend in every sense of the w ord . JACK is a man with no limit to his energy. He works, plays, and studies hard. Each afternoon finds him engaged in some sport such as wrestling or running. Then, when he must remain in barracks, he either studies or writes letters. Never does Jack read fic- tion, for he considers it a waste of time to do so. For that matter, he does not have any spare time in which to read fiction, because he is e ternally writing letters. He has a large correspondence which he keeps up to the minute. Perhaps that is partly responsible for Jack ' s dragging so much, for he has at- tended more than a majority of the hops since he has been here. Jack ' s purpose in life is to make himself a good Army officer, and with his energy and capacity for hard work, he should accomplish his purpose well. Soccer (4. 3. 2. 1). Numerals (4); Minor " A " 0): Catholic Choir (4. 3. 2. 1); Fishing Club (I); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marks- man; Corporal (2). Cross Countrv (4) Wrestling (4. 3. 2, 1); Cadet Choir (3, 2. 1); Fishing Club (O; Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Marksman, Sergeant (1). Page Two Hundred Thirly-six ROBERT AMRINE TURNER 5th District, California San Francisco, California ARTHUR WILSON TYSON Army Savannah, Georgia WE call him Bob. We ' ve listened to his stories; we ' ve laughed at his jokes. We ' ve seen him on the ice; we ' ve watched him on the tennis courts. We ' ve known him as business manager, coach, friend. We have yet to see him angry. We know he ' s capable, sincere, real. Bob, like many of us, had seen horses too. He rides now, in that casual sort of way, and occasionally collects a ribbon. Of late he has been seen going to the riding hall with a polo mallet. Whether or not he has actually used it on a live horse we do not know, but rumor has it that from time to time roast rabbit is served at his table. " Ah, " we ' ve heard him say with wonder and amazement on his face as he gazed at snow covering our home, " ' twas never like this in Sunny California. " " Ah, " we ' ll h ear him whisper as he com- mands, " Up fi e. Twasnexer like this in Sunny California! " SLIGHT stature, brown eyes, and curly brown hair — Ty as you see him. Sincere and Irank, possessing a keen sense of fairness and the courage of his convictions, and quick of action — Ty as you find him. Ty is more than fond of athletics, particu- larly track. Many are the times we have seen him throwing his fine feet o ' er the jumps. There is, however, an exception to his ath- letic interests — riding. After also seeing his fine feet go over other jumps, either before or after his mounts, we may safely lay odds that graduation will not find the " rebel " entering a mounted branch. He entered the Academy through the Army school at Fort Benning, where he learned what the word " work " means and he has worked hard during his four years at the Academy. This capacity for hard work and a firm belief that one who does his best has no regrets are going to see him far. His frankness and thor oughness in all that he does have won our admiration and friendship. Hockey (3); Tennis (4. 3. 2, :); Equipment Commitl:ee: Pointer (3, 2. 1); Catholic Choir (4. 3. 2. 1); Engineer Football (2); Tenth Squad (4, 3.2): Rifle Marksman; T. H. E. F. (2). Track (4. 2, 1); Sheridan Me- morial Committee (1); Howitzer (4. 3. 2. 1), Company Repre- sentative (2, I); Cadet Choir (4. 3. 2, I): Rifle Sharpshooter; Pis- tol Sharpshooter; Corpora! (2); Sergeant (I) Page Two Hundred Thirty-seven JAMES DENNIS UNDERHILL Honor School Morganton, North Carolina COR WIN PAUL VANS ANT, JR. Senatorial , Delaware Wilmington, Delaware WHEN Jiminie first entered West Point he was perhaps the most military mem- ber of our class. He had merely spent five years in " tin " school. This, however, proved no hindrance to him, in fact it was indifference during " plehe " year that lost him his first Christmas Leave. Jimmie is a " goat " not because he is unintelligent, but rather because he is imbued with that languorous southern trait of existing with a minimum of effort. He is a true southern gentleman whose curly hair and soft drawl have caused many hearts to flutter as he graced the hops at Cullum Hall. In athletics he has seldom excelled, perhaps again due to his southern blood. However he is seldom to be found at any but a training table. Football, swimming and lacrosse kept him in condition to survive a hop each and every Saturday night. Likeable in every sense of the word, Jim has acquired the friendship of everyone with whom he has had contact. A MAN must live and learn. " Buck " lived and he learned that the English department is harder than any other depart- ment at West Point. Christmas of Plebe year pretty nearly found Buck a member of ' 34. His stick-to-it-iveness and ability to study when the real test comes pulled him through in good shape. His ability in the athletic field cannot be doubted by those looking over his record. He is a man with his mind on one thing. He is " boning " Air. He ' ll get it, if he goes after it, as he has always obtained what he has wanted in the past . We wish him " Happy Landings. " Football (4. 3. 2. 1); Lacrosse (4, 3, 2); Swimming (4, 3, 2. 1), Monogram (3. 2). Minor • ' A " (1); Goat Football (21; Rifle Ex- pert; Pistol Sharpshooter; Ser- geant ( I ) . Baseball (4, 3. 2. 1). Numerals (4); Soccer (4. 3, 2. 1). Numer- als (4). Minor " A " (3. 2, 1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Marksman; Sergeant (I). Page Two Hundred Thirly-eif:,hl GEORGE LEON VAN WAY 3rd District, Washington Vancouver, Washington HUMBERT JOSEPH VERSACE 2nd District, Virginia Norfolk, Virginia HERMIE is a distinct prototype of all things manly. A son of the Army, he came to us from Washington State and longs eternally for the sun-kissed shores of the Pacific. He has chosen to serve his country through the medium of the Infantry, nor was his a choice of necessity, because George has piled up an enviable record as a cadet. Always an aspiring athlete, his has been a familiar figure on the golf course, cinder track, and wrestling mat. In him are to be found the determination of purpose and the unswerving loyalty that carry men far. An inherent sense of duty, unlimit- ed confidence in his own ability, and thor- oughness of achievement cause him to do all things well — or not at all . ACCEPT him as he is, a human being, who lays no claim to perfection, whose vices serve only to reveal a magnanimity of heart and a depth of feeling for everyone with whom he comes in contact. Not often will we find others as congenial, yet ever ready for discus- sion and argument, if necessary, to defend a right. When the afternoons are turning cool before the actual coming of Winter, one may frequently see him silently looking through the window, and a thin stream of smoke drift- ing upward. But this does not make him an idle dreamer, since he finds no need of dream- ing; rather it exemplifies his intense desire to be a blending part of the world and life. Assistant Manager Football (3) Track (4, 3, 2, 1), Numerals (4) Monogram (2); Soccer (4), Nu. merals (4); Wrestling (4, 3. 2. 1) Howitzer (2, 1), Managing Edi- tor (1); Hop Manager (4, 3. 2. I); Sundav School Teacher (3.2. l);FishingClvib(l); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Marksman: Act- ing Corporal (3); Color Corporal (2); Sergeant (1). Baseball (3, 2, 1). Manager ' s Major " A- (1); Wrestling (4); Sundav School Teacher (3, 2, 1); Tenth Squad (3. 2); Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Marksman; A.B. Page Two Hundred Thirly-nine m FELIX LOUIS VIDAL, JR. Senatorial, South Dakota Madison . South Dakota CHARLES E. VOORHEES 4th District, Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania VIDAL has travelled under a most dis- couraging handicap — the relentless accu- sation of being young. The charges are numerous He has neglected to school him- self on the gentle art of pompous pretense; he has failed to appreciate the obvious advan- tages of judicious boot-licking. He has laughed when others have grumbled. He has failed to attain the inflated dignity of his long-faced elders. Each grievous charge is wholly undeniable, and if these deplorable de- linquencies are the mark of youth, then " Pick " is unquestionably guilty of that shame- less iniquity. Reader take heed! " ' et, despite the handicap, Felix has man- aged to get along. Army Football is vi ' idly conscious of that fact. The spontaneous en- thusiasm, the graceful speed, the spirited dar- ing, the unflagging zest — these qualities came to light when " The Bull " expressed himself on the gridiron. These characteristics are not endemic to football, they will be seen ' again on whatever field Vidal may find himself. w hat: " What: ' Oh! I ' m playing it cagey. You always have to be cagey or they ' ll think you ' re in the bag. " That ' s the philosophy Penn Charter and the Academy developed in Bunny. Along ith this philosophy goes his Pennsyhania Dutch trait of constant plugging to attain an end. Not a tenth hound he can still tell a goodstory about the last day of furlo, studying and plugging. An avid chess player and an equally pro- found exponent of the art of horizontal exer- cise Bunny has yet found time to keep up his many social graces. He is a keen musician (second fiddle), a great lo ' er of the theater, and a constant patron of Cullum and has also been known to indulge in a li ' l oration now and then. Football (4, 2. I). Monogram (2). Major " A " (1); Basketball (4, 3), Numerals (4); Track (4); Rifle Marksman: Pistol Marks- man; Wildcat (1). Football (4); Baseball (4); Muck- ers (2. 1);T H E.F. (2); Rifle Marksman; Sergeant (1). Page Two Hundred Forty DAVID WAGSTAFI-, Senatorial. Minnesota Tuxedo Park , New York NEIL MERTON WALLACE 43rd District. New York ( ' Ivmer. New York TO be the most militaristic man in a mili- tary set was Dave ' s ambition, but the strain of battling with academics was too much for his naturally carefree and impetuous disposition. When the June make list found him the proud possessor of two chevrons, not one other " make ' prized them more than he, but when a typically Wagstaffian A. W. O. L. irrevocably remoxed his name from among the glorified and made him one of the Corns " immortals he took it w ith his usual good grace. Polo and hockey w ere the only sports that Da ' e ever took seriously and the hocke ' team showed their appreciation when the made him captain. The Air Corps is his aim upon graduation. IF it would be possible to combine a portion of the tenacity of a Grant, the obstinacy of Hitler, and the dictatorial prowess of Mussolini into a composite — that composite would be fairly representative of Neil Mer- ton, alias " The Droop, " Wallace. Plodding, plugging — a veritable machine — this man has ploughed through the last four years and emerged like so many famous historical char- acters — a conqueror. And to the conqueror belong the spoils, the fruits of endeavor. From the all important role of Acting SuppK ' Sergeant and " Keeper of the Keys " Plebe Xmas, he has continued his upward ad- vance, never ceasing in the struggle to achiexe his ambition, and in the end was rewarded. Truly a strong man, a dictator, and above all an ardent worshiper of the Goddess of Duty. Football (4); Polo (3, 2. 1); Hockev (4, 3. 2r 1). Numerals (4), Minor " A " (3. 2. 1). Cap- tain (1); Goat Football (2); Rifle Marksman; Acting Corporal (3); Sergeant ( 1): .A B ; B . . (4. 3. 2. n. Minor (2); Rifle Expert: Corporal Lieutenant tl) . Page Two Hundred Forly-one PAUL RUDOLF WALTERS 14th District, Missouri Cape Girardeau, Missouri MILLER PAYNE WARREN, JR. 5th District, Texas Dallas, Texas OUR admiration for Walt is well founded; he knows when to work and when to play and in either his wholeheartedness marks him as one who will go far. His handsome, happy and sincere countenance denotes his good nature, ready wit and ever willingness to aid a worthwhile cause. Paul is cle er and versatile; his golf and tennis are good and he handles himself well in the gymnasium although he is a bit lazy for athletic laurels; he stands well in his class; he is equally at home on the drill field and in the drawing room. The gods gifted him with musical talent, and we recall with pleasure his many vocal and piano solos and his Hun- dredth Night and orchestra work. P. R. also knows good clothes and how to wear them. The Army gets a good soldier, his post, an amiable resident and his home town, a distinct boost when Walt begins his career as an officer. He aspires to the Air Corps and we wish him many happy landings and ever a high ceiling. BOOTS " is the antithesis of what his middle name implies. He lives accord- ing to a code of ethics entirely his own and cares not what others say concerning them. One of his many accomplishments is his ability to argue, at any time or place, on any subject (preferably one that he knows little or noth- ing about), and on either side without getting angry regardless of how heated the argument becomes . I f noise were a sign of a convincing argument he would never lose. He is indiffer- ent without being a bolshevik, bones Red Book and Cosmo, studies only for writs, and is usually " found " after taking the first one. " Boots " is sincere and will do anything for a man whom he has once called friend; witty without attempting to be funny; and an opponent in sports with an abundant display of qualities o f true sportsmanship. • lOOth Night Show (4, 3. DiColo Line (4. 3. U. Cadet Choir (4. 3 2. 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Cadu Orchestra (4. 1); Corporal (2) ten. Page Tivo hliindrcd Fcrly-lwo JOHN E. WATTERS 8th District, New Jersey Belleville, New Jersey HOWARD ELWYN WEBSTER Army Albany. New York SAY " John " and it means very little, but say " Soapy " and the whole Corps knows how often Soapys name has sounded across the area. His biography is really unneces- sary, but for those few who have never had the pleasure of knowing this smiling Irish lad we present the following as authentic. His wit and humor, together with a personality which says for him, rain or shine, " It looks like a silver lining to me, " have made him one of the most popular men of the Corps. Kind- ness and generosity seem to actuate every- thing that he undertakes. Soapy has the qualities which make him outstanding on the athletic field, in the class- room, and even in Cullum Hall. He ' s always willing for anything — birthday party, card game or rough and tumble, though his pen- chant seems to be tomato juice cocktails. EARLY in his career as a cadet, he hitched his wagon to a star, and proceeded to win stars in his plebe year. Thereafter the har- ness must have broken, for he never got them back. Undismayed he struggled onward, liv- ing for the days when the make-list would tell him that he had achieved his ideal of much gold on the chevron area of his sleeve. Just when he was on the verge of realizing his ideal — fate intervened! " To err is human, to for- give divine, " but while he erred in going moonlight bathing after taps one night, still the Batt board was not divine, and would not forgive, and so — Webster walked off his slug with all the grace of a first class buck. Red stole a march on the boys when he proceeded to love, and be loved by, a girl from Highland Falls, and while most of us had to be content with dreaming of the lights of our lives, he was busily making plans for the awe-inspiring step from single blessedness (ahhhhh!) to wedded bliss (? ??). In fact, the happy couple proceeded to wear out a premature wedding present riding around the academy grounds. Football (4, 3. 2, 1), Numerals (4); Track (4, 3); Muckers (3, 2. 1); T H, E F. (2); Board of Governors (1); Sunday School Teacher (2, I). Superintendent ( 1) . Corporal ( 2) .Color Sergeant (1). Gymnastics (4, 3. 2. 1), Minor " A " (1): Board of Governors (1) ; Houitzer (4. 3. 2, 1), Assistant Circulation Manager (1); 100th Night Show (4, 3. 2): Cadet Choi r (4 . 3 , 2 . 1) ; Engineer Foot- ball (2), Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); A B.; B.A. Page ' Two Hundred Forly-lhree ALVIN CHARLES WELLING tith District , Kentucky Co ington, Kentucky WILLIAM PAUL WHELIHAX Senatorial. Iowa Cedar Rapids, Iowa RIGHT from the beginning the gentleman from Kentucky has kept us guessing. It all started when he, our most blase plebe, was ranked one in conduct. We ' ve never understood that, nor many other things; and it is useless to ask him questions about him- self. We have called him Dobbin ever since the Ca ■alry officer put him in harness and bridle. He has been a good old Dobbin, worth his w it in gold. Behind the scenes, as our honor representati -e, he ran the Company, giving ad ice, answering questions, doing a lot of our thinking for us. Maybe he was doing our thinking when he went on week-end leave to New York w ithout trousers to wear to the Notre Dame game. To the Army goes our Dobbin, serious, humorous. Unless we are far wrong, he will more than get along in his reserved, yet friendly and eas - wav. BILL came to West Point w ith an inferiority complex that we ha ' e w atched him throw- off during the past four years w ith a great deal of interest. With a fighting spirit that could not be downed coupled with a lot of good hard work, he has made the most of the opportun- ities that West Point offered him. E ery- thing that has come his way has been as a re- sult of his own merits and labor. Paradoxically sensitive yet belligerent by nature. Bill understands how to administer heartfelt sympathy; and knows equally well how to stubbornly defend his honest beliefs. His easy congeniality; his qualities of an epi- cure; and his appreciation of art and literature; make him an agreeable companion and an asset to any gathering. We like Bill, and we recommend him to you for his dependable comradeship; his unrelax- ing industry and thrift; and the slow Irish grin that softens the serious lines of his face. Hockev (4). Honor Committee (U. lOOth Night Show (4); Tenth Squad (3. 2. U; Rifle Marksman. Pistol Marksman; Corporal (2), Christmas Card Committee (1): Howitzer (4 . 3 . 2 , 1) , Circulation Manager (1); 100th Night Show (2); Rifle Expert: Pistol Expert; Acolyte. Catholic Chapel (1); June Week Program (2): Acting Corporal (3); Corpora! (2): First Sergeant ( 1) . Page Two Hundred Foily-four ■ IP » ' H B AjT ' ■V V - " ' - i - " -- 3r- k m- " SHERBURNE WHIPPLE, lOth District, New York West Point, New York GEORGE WARREN WHITE 4th District, Nebraska Fairmont. Nebraska SIM " to a few, but Sherburne Whipple, Jr.. to most people, and he probably will not even tell you that. At first analysis he is reserved, at second, he is still reserved, but at the third he is telling you a tale about Switzerland, hockey, or something in which he is interested. He probably is the runt of the first battalion but he will not back up to Shinberger and let it be proved; he may lose, and why end a four years ' agreement that way? Napoleon — one often hears him re- ferred to by this name — has an excellent athletic record. Among his accomplishments is the standing of Number One in plebe gym. Sim ' s life profession was no doubt chosen by him as a mere matter of course. He will follow his great-grandfather, his grandfather, and his father into the service; but not in their footsteps, he is man enou. h to cut his ov n career. ISA ' ' , old chappie, hast heard the wheeze about the Englishman " " Gorgcons ' struggles — more mentally than physically — from his red comforter long enough to make himself known by his grind and begins our inter ' iew. After he came " back " East to see what the Army was like, Plebe year came and went without fazing him. That reaction typifies George — not indifferent, but even- keeled. During the usual hibernation of the winter months, he reverses the procedure and exploits his Nebraskan teachings on the basketball court. If you were to ask him his thoughts upon the theory of the two " W ' s ' and " S " George would say, " I am in the choir. " For four years he has been untouch- ed by that proverbial chip, and has been right on hand when a little help is needed through the rough of reveilles and what not. However. — pardon, a minute! — George wants to finish his English joke. Football (4); Baseball (4. 3); Hockev (4. 3, 2, I), Numerals (4). Monogram (3. 2). Minor -A " (1); Golf (3, 2, 1). Minor ■A " (2. 1); Horse Show (3. 1): Election Committee; Cadet Choir (4. 3. 2. 1); Rifle Marks- Basketball (4, 3); Cadet Choii (4. 3. 2, 1); Rifle Expert; Pisto Marksman; Acting Corporal (3) Corporal (2); Sergeant (1). Page Ttro Hundred Forly-fiv m • j H ' . M .-JK_ y m LAWRENCE KERMIT WHITE 9th District, Tennessee Troy . Tennessee JOSEPH ERMINE WILLIAMS 2nd District, Arkansas Newport , Arkansas HE is a flanker, one of the best known men in our class, and truly represents the indomitable spirit of " M " Company. Larry is one of the famous band of " muck- ers " whose exploits in broom ball and basket- ball in the last two years have brought ap- plause from all. He is also one of our cheer leaders and did noble work last fall throwing his body about with reckless abandon. An easy-going lad who never does any more than is required, and a man easy to get ac- quainted with, he is a friend who will stand by you at all times. That famous combination of colors has to be broken up for this man because " Red " White is never blue. He may gripe for a while, but his natural good nature is ne ' er long eclipsed. He shatters another tradition, too, for despite his red hair we have never seen him angry. JOE, like all immigrants from that state of states, came to the Point with a slight handicap. However, it didn ' t take him long to overcome it, and soon he entered upon the precarious duties of Company Clerk. He did the unheard of; namely, held the position and his friends for the entire three years. C. C. Q. and guard tours with a smile were his some- what periodic gift. In his last year he took over an even more difficult job and managed to be a successful advertising manager, " go- ing over " in more ways than one, even in times like these. Joe with a winning personality backed by a contagious smile, proven ability, and a host of friends, has made it not a question of where he is from, but, where he is going. We who know him hope that somehow, some way, we ' ll be there too. Basketball (4. 3. 2). Numerals (4); Mucker (2. 1); T. H. E. F. (2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Acting Corporal (3); Track (4. 3. 2). Numerals (4); Howitzer (4. 3. 2. 1). Advertis- ing Manager (1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Sharpshooter; Sergeant ( 1 ) . Page Two Hundred Forty-six SHELBY ' FRANCIS WILLIAMS 3rd District, Virginia Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York PAUL DOUGLAS WOOD Senatorial, Pennsylvania Washington, District of Columbia IN this man, we have found a real person- ality. It is distinctly Shelby to hear a shuffle of not-quite-awake feet before break- fast, a chuckle over something amusing at noon, or a serious discussion of tomorrow ' s lesson just before second taps. Natural, sin- cere, congenial and alertly conscious of the daily run of things — he is a satisfaction to have around . Shelby came to the Academy w ith a back- ground of practical military experience. Thus he has spent to the fullest advantage every minute here, and has used every avail- able opportunity. He has worked hard while work was at hand, and he found much of it for he wasn t a scholar. Work done, things brightened up and Slue-foot relaxed, ready for a good healthy round-and-round, or a bit of food, or the unwinding of some believe-it- or-not tale of his. He put his heart into bo.x- ing and lacrosse until the call of analyt and kindred dirges kept him home. 1930 " Boy! Lookit ' at million dollargrin! Whatta ya say, Pete ' ' ' " " Aw, nothin ' much. I just got on the boxin ' squad. " " Say, that ' s fine. Be seein ' you. ' 1931 " S ' matter, Pete? You looked griped as hell. " ' " Aw, I ' m " D. " I ' m afraid they ' re gonna get me. I been burnin ' the midnight oil, to coin a phrase, but the stuff ' s over my head. " 1932 " Pro yet, Pete? You look sort of griped. " " Aw, no. I been turned out twice now. I ' m scared to death they ' re gonna get me this time. " 1933 ■ ' Boy! Lookit " at million dollar grin! Whatta ya say, Pete? ' " " " Aw, say, Im pro as a fiddlers pup. I never thought I was gonna make it, but it looks like therell be a Second Lieutenant Wood in June. " Boxing (4). Numerals (4); Rifle Marksman: Pistol Sharpshooter, Football (4); Baseball (4); Box mg (4): Rifle Marksman; A.B Page Tivo Hundred Forty-seven CHARLES VINCENT R. WYNNE 14th District, Pennsylvania Reading. Pennsylvania FRANK J . ZELLER 1st District, California Santa Rosa, California TO he on the threshold of success, with only a year of activity and accomplish- ment between him and graduation, and to have it all swept away, tests the humor of a man. To bear up under this loss, to weather a long sickness, and to return to the grind where others had taken the places he had won, is a test of his courage. Charlie has done this, returning to graduate this year after serious illness had prevented him from going out with his class, and he has come back a better man than when he went away. Perhaps it is a mistake to say that Charlie did not graduate with " his Class, " for he has made the Class of 1933 as much a part of himself as if he had been with it all along. And ' 33 is proud and glad to have him. A merry fellow and a serious one too, he is en- dowed with an Irishman ' s sense of humor, an Irishman ' s loyalty, and an Irishman ' s temper. FRANK ' S main ambition on entering the Corps was to graduate and enter the ranks of the blue. Looking back over the past four years, it appears that he has realized the first part of his ambition and is well on his way to achie ing the second. Frank as some goats know is no mental wonder, but if asked he will take time out from his own studies to coach a classmate in distress. He has spent a lot of his time mak- ing poop-sheets and collecting them for future generations of goats. He will long be re- membered by the goats who use his poop- sheets, even though some of the answers are wrong. Being from California he receives a great amount of boodle. You can drop around any time of the day and Zeller will give you an apple with a smile. Then, being a native son, he ' ll tell you all about California. He has a habit of playing Grand Opera before breakfast, much to the disgust of the rest of the division who have to listen to it. His pet passion is a pistol and he almost wore him- self out cleaning it in summer camp. Fencing (4, 3, 2. I), Minor " ' A " (1); Howitzer (4. 3), Assistant Sports Editor (3); Pointer (4, 3. 2, 1), Sports Editor (1): 100th Night Show (1); Catholic Choir (4, 3, 2. 1). Choirmaster (2, 1): Y. M C A. (4, 3); Goat Foot- ball (2); Rifle Expert: Pistol Ex- pert, AB . B A . Sergeant U). Page Two Hundred Forly-eight FRED R. Z I ERATH 2nd District , Wisconsin Sheboygan , Wisconsin ARTHUR B. l INSOLVING, II Honorary Member Class of 1933 FRED is the man with a hundred nick- names. " Pinkie, " the " Greek, " " Blon- die, " " Bing, " and any number of others, all go together to depict a gentleman of the class, handsome in more ways than one, and a man with an extraordinarily pleasing personality. Fred came to us a very strong idealist, and even though he has suffered many disillusions, he still retains more than the average number of high ideals. He has shown himself full of the ambition and latent energy necessary to make a good leader of men. For four years he " boned " the Air Corps with real enthus- iasm, but during the last few months (for reasons unknown) his fervor has materially declined. Despite our aversion for predictions, we cannot look at him without feeling that what- ever his branch and whatever his posts, he will be " official blind drag " number one. OUR introduction to Chaplain Kinsolving occurred at Battle Monument one hot Sunday morning in early July of 1929. We were marched over and back under the stern eyes of the Beast Detail, but during the ser- vice we relaxed enough to hear the first kindly and sympathetic words since our arrival at West Point. Surprise was overcome by a warm feeling of new found friendship which continued to pervade our lives for four years. Many times the frigidity of the cold gray walls was warmed by our chaplain ' s personality. Although he devoted himself earnestly and sincerely to our religious life, he still found time to join in Corps activities. He has con- stantly striven to make religion a live force for good living and has not burdened our ears with petty doctrine and dead dogma. No more in favor of compulsory chapel than we ourselves, he has worked to make the chapel a place of refuge and a source of inspiration. His accomplishments cannot be measured now but perhaps in years to come we will more fully appreciate Chaplain Kinsolving ' s con- tribution to our life at West Point. It is a privilege to receive him as an honorar - mem- ber of our class. FootbalU2. U: Fishing Club (1); Corporal (2); Battalion Sergeant- Major (1 ) . Page Two Hundred Forty-nine ex ' 33 Adams. Robert Hawkins Agnew. Richard Hayden Andrew, Thomas Gordon Baird, James Nicholson Beaman, Sherman Holland , Gerhard Leroy Boring. Herman Harcourt Brierly, Keppel Buckler, Jack Moore Bungay, Charles Howard Burling, Frederick Hart Burlingame, Paul, Jr. Callander, William Steadman Cameron, George Egerton Chapman, James Robert Corley, George Gregory Cross, Gordon Leland Davis, Eric Farmer Dcnnon, Jack Burling Dimmick, Kenneth James Dodgen, Howard Keith Drysdale, Walter Scott, Jr. Durst, Harry David, Jr. Etingoff , William Fisher, James Henry Flanagan, Everett Patrick Joseph Frith, Robert Edward, Jr. Graham. Robert Patterson Grims. Laurence Robert Gunderman, Stacy Bryant Guthrie, Corlandt Whitehead Hann, Maurice Edward Hoehl, Edward Robert Holly, Bert Francis Hopkins. Cicero Lafayette Howell, William Robert Hughes. Henry Cheairs Hunt, Alvin John Huse, Roy Alex Ice, Thew Joseph, Jr. Jenkins, Robert Harold Jenna, Russell Walker Johnston, Dana Watterson, Jr. Keith, Warren Curtis Keller, Frank, Jr. Kittredge, Daniel Wright, Jr. Koerper, Robert Allen Lewis, Andrew Morris Lewis, Emory Alexander Lifter, Horace Jay Light, Alan Jackson McKinnon, Robert Hector Mangold, Raymond Victor Marshall, Robert Stephen Matthews, Loren Coleman Mead, John El wood Mini, Norman Lawrence Mossman, Albert Patterson Mullen, William Joseph Mulrooney, James Paul New, Jams Marshall, Jr. Nunn, George Virgil O Connell, Edward Messmore O ' Leary, John Bernard Oliver, William Mapp Olscn, Stuart John Oswald, Charles Edmund Palmer. Frederick, Jr. Parham, Alonzo Souleigh Parker, Earle Leroy Potter, Mortimer Milton Price, Leon Kelly Proffitt, Edward Robert Reno, William Wilkinson, Jr. Rohde, Burton Ellsworth Scates, Justin White Sebastian, Henry Agnew Seely, Reed Leon Sheridan, Richard Brinsley. Jr. Shuer, Jay Joseph Skeim, Leo Adolph Smith, Charles Calvert Egerton Smith, Lemarch Clifford Smith. Robert Eaton Smith. William Lamont Spires, Joseph Franklyn Taylor, Clyde Wooley, Jr. Taylor, Robert Augustus Terrell, Walter Lane Townsend, Wilbur Ole Tustison, Charles Howard Uran, Marshall Milton Van Skoik, Roger Hardy Waters, Charles Emerson Waugh, William Hammond, Jr. Weber, Reginald Theodore Wells, Francis Patterson Whitehurst. Warren Martin Williams, Guy Herson Woodruff, DeVere Hall Wren, Edward Beddall Zmeskal, Richard James Page Two Hundred Fifly-one I STORY The " A ' ' Book ' I ' HE " A " ' hook is indeed a strange ani- - - mal. Scorned by some as an actual manifestation of that to-be-avoided weak- ness known as sentiment, and treasured by others for the memories it holds, it passes many a dusty month in the seclusion of a locker top. On rainy Saturdays and at other odd intervals it comes down to receive a little sporadic overhauling; but in general, it silently collects all matter of odds and ends as much for convenience as for any other reason. On rare occasions, though, when the clans have gathered the talk will turn to reminiscences. Forgotten snap- shots come to mind and they must be seen. Down comes the " A " book to join the smoky atmosphere of the B.S. session; and each item of its contents prompts a new line of discussion. 77? Trail of ' 33 ' " ' IES POINT! West Point! " Confusion reigns. The train steps and from every door pours a host of young men. Green ties, red ones, col- legiate suits and straw hats toil up the hill to be met by God knows what! Stern, awesome figures appear from nowhere. Entry into the den of the Beasts. Good- bye outer world. Sweating, toiling, incessant changing of uniforms, and occa- sionally a couple of drags from a skag; bath formations, shining brass to the tune of band concerts, parades, and Beast Barracks fades into the past. Classes, gym rolls, football trips, tenth sheets, and June Week looms up with its promise of freedom and a new life. Already there has grown up a class consciousness. Yearling Deadbeat ushers in the most carefree period of Cadet life. Make list, rifle range, hops, and we are now a part of these gray walls. History, English, French, and Math catch us up in a mad whirl. The year speeds by. Furlough, with plenty of snares but no delusions, gives us a breather. That demon " Foun- dation " has dragged away some of our comrades. Second Class Deadbeat with its inoffensive sound treacherously nips us with Chemistry and Electricity. One of our leaders, Dick Sheridan, falls on the field of battle. Leo Skeim and Allan Light answer the call of the Grim Reaper. Life rolls forward. Educational trips indicate the pleasures of coming week-ends. Summer and the big make list. We have arrived! The Virginia trip brings ocean breezes, beautiful femmes, and interesting work. Airplane rides, booming 8-inchers, and flashing anti-aircraft guns attest our presence. Artillery fire at Fort Bragg finishes our work. Back to our summer home, hikes and wild cavalry charges destroy any semblance of monotony. The summer speeds. We begin classes for the last time with a deficit of 70. W e have lost 100 and picked up 30. Economics, Law and Engineering proN ' e we are members of the aristocracy. Time truly flies now. We select uniforms. Our heads are in a whirl with budgets, choice of branches, and selec- tion of posts. June week comes! Graduation! The last look at these cold grey walls brings the tears and the same walls seem to soften in outline. It ' s been a lifetime though. Happiness ahead! Life begins! Patic Tim Hundred Fifty-three P L E B E Y E A R -. HE WHO HESITATES—- II " if n If I n E [I! ' IK- Iff, INnlVIDUALITY— [-OR SALE CHEAP •■CARR V H I-; I ' , (;, i:si " ER ' " l i •RECEIVING " LINE Pa f Tico Hundred FiJIy-Jo m P L E B E ' E A R GROUP THINKING t. -Tf. ' ?»- -w- ■■W CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT HOOF AND MOUTH A l(,Hi-UI_ W l I ING Page Tivo Hundred Fijly-Jiic P L E B E Y E A R THE END IS NEAR VETERANS Page Two Hundred Fifty-six P L E B E Y E A R «• RAILBIRDS jj In A hi T m p ' m_ « - Mt mkm WHY DID 10U DO IT? DESTINATION UNKNOWN Page Two Hundred Fifty-seven P L E B E ' E A R FRESHMAN PHILOSOPI {Y M Hi DE VIVRE! Page Tivo Hundred Fifty-eight Jl mM pi Pmvjl fif ' m FIVE PARAGRAPH ORDER MENIAL TASK Page Two Hundred Fifty-nine TIME AND TIDE Page Tivo Hundred Sixty THE DIVIDING LINE Page Two Hundred Sixty-one iMk THIS WON ' T LA ' -r LONt " . Page Two Hundred Sixty-two JUSTIFIABLE HOMK IDI, All! .K . I h 111 THE HILLS— S, NS BAGGAOI, CANADA DR ' l? NOT VER-)- Page Ttivo Hundred Sixly-four A Mia: I ING OF THE MINDS I() II J1 R LSC PE PRELIMINARY PROPAGANDA Page Two Hundred Sixty-five SECOND CLASS ' E A R GRAVEL CRUSHERS Page Two Hundred Sixty-six SECOND CLASS YEAR WHERE ' S THE HORSE? AN em: for the future ••WERE lENHNG TO-NIGHT- Paie Tu ' O Hundred Sixlx-icicn i r |i)Ub ADMIRALS A REAR VIEW OF JOY! JOINING THE LADIES? SKEPTICAL SAILORS Page Two Hundred Sixty-eight VIRGINIA TRIP m :niiC fj NtnV. WHEN I WAS AT LANGLE-l ' I ' MI-! ol- WHY DRA i:RS ' Page Two Hundred Sixty-nine ONL ' l ' A DR " ! ' RLIN. THANK " lOL GENTLEMEN CADETS? Page Two Hundred Seventy HOME WAS 4EVER LIKE THIS I l ll si ( I l rHE EARL " ! ' HOURS Page Two Hundred Seivnty-lwo WHY WOMEN GO FIRST ■ES, DI-AK. I ' LL WRITE so NEAR AND YET SO FAR n NO MORE BEER ' ONCE AGAIN— -THE GOOD EARTH " Page Two Hundred Seventy-lhree WHAI DA li i I CURK-l l l, i WDR -- " • S l - ■ ' ii - ■ P. ■ ' 1 1 ' ■ ' — -«- ■ ■:Bf 1 yi ' ' " ' gil H ,.-£!i Sr M ■0 ' uDsmHI H . " »♦!? ' : ' ' IWHiK " ! 1 1 M - " ' A THE SILENT SENTINEL Page Two Hundred Seventy-four U! II f HOCH ' — DIE STAHLHELM ENLiSI lODA-i Page Two Hundred Seventy-Jive A NEW ANGLE ON CAMI ' Lll L COMPANI ' HEADQUARTERS Y ' CHEVALIER DE LA PECHE FIFTH COMPANY, BOARH iH niRi i luRS Page Two Hundred Seventy-six BUSINESS IS | ' |( Ixl- .l, UP LES BELLES SOlXANTL-.j: I ._! Page Two Hundred Sevenly-seven IH •w - ■ i U« W A i ' ' t " B ! TCH. TCH. TERPSICHORE DINNER IS SERVED, MLORD! ' Page Two Hundred Seventy-eight THE G. A. P. NO MORE PARADES ; Page Two Hundred Seventy-nine ' ||iiillBa!ll!iilfflll ' ' ' ™ ' ' ' -1 JUNE WEEK PRESENTATION OF AlHl.lillC AWARDS -AND THE PRESENTEES ATHLETIC REVIEW Page Two Hundred Eighty ' Kl b;-, TATION OF STARS Page Two Hundred Eighty-one F THE GRADUATING CLASS AND ITS GUESTS Page Two Hundred Eighty-txvo JUNE WEEK im-: l-AST SORTIE " AND JOIN Till- AK, n UiOf Page Two Hundred Eighty-three THLETICS Intermurder ' T ' HE exploits of Army teams in all the - departments of intercollegiate sport and the feats of its individual athletic heroes are well known. However, there is another phase of athletic activity which has re- ceived very little publicity but which is too integral a part of cadet life to be neglected — the Intramural Sports. In the Spring and Fall, as regularly as the Seasons themselves come round, the greater part of the Corps turns out for a campaign of seasonal sports played by teams repre- senting the various companies. Played with an enthusiasm and an aban- don that often even exceeds that displayed on varsity fields, these sports have earned the descriptive corruption of their official designation — " Intermurder. " - SHERIDAN MEMORIAL » s m W ' f ' k ' m ' ' Uaf lf ' M My L fiAt, i s M AJ O R ATHLETICS A A A A A A W E AKE P.S OF THE M AJ O FOOTBALL ARMSTRONG JABLONSKY BROWN. T, T JOHNSON, P. E BUCKLER KILDAY BUCKNAM KING. R- BURLINGAME KOPCSAK EDWARDS. N. B L. WLOR. J D. ELLIOT LINCOLN. L, J. EVANS. R. T. MACWILLI. M FIELDS. K. E SENTER FRENTZEL STANCOOK GOOCH STILLMAN HERB SUMMERFELT HUTCHINSON J. M. VID.AL WINN J. R. BASKETBALL EPLER HERB HILLIS KENERICK MOORMAN. R R. NEELY. J, J LACROSSE HEELER. G W DOUGLAS. R H LINCOLN, L. J. POTTENGER QUINN. W. W. SENGER SUMMERFELT BOXING REMUS FL BASEBALL T. T. " A BROWN. CONWAY FUQUA LEWIS, J O ' NEIL TRACK ARMSTRONG EPLER FULLER. W. H. GRAHAM, W. S JABLONSKY KING. R. STARBIRD FENCING EDWARDS, M O. - A 4 A A A A A A A A A A " vV l Y " ' ' ' t ' vx Y I ' y ' Ih m M; ih iiilii iHi e ' : " ■ HAIN, GROSS. STUART, A J . CHATFIELD, BREIT, DANY, KENDALL, DeGAVRE. GUINEY. BOLLAND WYNNE. C. V,. R01AL. . M.. B-iER. WILLL ' kKISON, J., PRIESTLY, MEALS, MEADE, L. K., GRIFFITH, P, B , WINKLE. LIPSCOMB. T. H . ROBERSON. G. L. POPE, CLEVELAND, TELFORD. NORTHAM. THAYER. C.W . SM ITH, F.G. , REYNOLDS, SCHULL. FELLENZ, WALLACE. N.M. GABEL. DOLPH. STANTON, VAN NOSTRAND, BOYS. SPEISER, THO.MPSON. W. V., CXDWNING. E. B., HILL, C. W.. BRUCE. POWELL. C. W. Pf earers of the Minor ' ' A " BOXING HOCKEY ' SOCCER Cjn((nue(i Cleveland Telford Messersmith Hagan Meals Olson. H. L. WagscalT POLO Neelev Priestly Roberson. G. L. Powell. CM. Scott, B. on G. Sudduth Stanton Tubbs CROSS COUNTRY ' Byer Thayer RIFLE Van Nostrand Vansant Lipscomb. T. H. Northam Starbird Bolland Breit Chatfield SWIMMING Bunker Griffith FENCING Danv Gable Maur ' Hain TENNIS Kaiser Stuart. .A. J. Fellenr GOLF Smith. F. G. Whipple SOCCER Boys Cairns Caufield Conwa ' Guinev OConnell Reynolds Schull WRESTLING G M Craig. W. H. Downing. E. B. Baker, H. M. Dolph Lincoln. L. J . Neeley Hill, C. W. McCrar - Sibley Horstman Spciser Wallace Meade. L. K. Thompson Page Two Hundred Eighty-eighl The Athletic Council Page Two Hundred Eighty-nine Grubbs, S, D THE CHEERLEADERS CAPTAIN DE WITT Team [Doctor MR, W. O. HAUCK A-B,, M.A, University of Pittsburgh Trainer THE MEDICAL STAFF Page Tivo Hundred . inety A. A. FOOTB A L L A. . MAJ. SASSE Coach SUMMERFELT Captain Army 13 57 13 20 33 4b 52 20 261 RESULTS OF THE 1932 FOOTBALL SEASON Furman Carleton .... Pittsburgh. . . . Yale.. . - . illiam and Mary Har -ard North Dakota. . . West Virginia Wesleyj Notre Dame. . . Navv Opponents 18 21 39 Page Tu ' o Hundred inj(y-tu ' c THE SgUAD Football SEPTEMBER officially ushered in the 1932 football season although several first and third classmen had worked out during the summer under the direction of Lieut. Bill Wood. Kick- ing was stressed at these sessions, LeRoy Mills of Mount Vernon giving instruction at any time he could come up. Major Sasse and his staff, composed of Mr. Blaik, backtield coach; Mr. Ellinger, line coach; Lieut. Born, end coach; Lieut. Daly, center coach, and Lieut. Wood, backfieldand kicking coach, were faced with the task of filling the holes in the line left vacant when Price. Suarez, and Trice graduated and of developing a backfield man who could break through the line and skirt the ends as Stecker had done. Furman Uni ' ersity from North Carolina furnished the opposition for the first game. Suffer- ing from a crushing defeat administered two years ago, the Carolinians put up a defense that Page Two Hundred Xinely-thret " BL ' S- EVAN ' S STOPS LASSITER BEHIND THE LINE SLIMMERFELT had no weak spot. A pass from Fields to King and a dash around end by Fields resulted in the first score. A steady march down the field netted a second and completed the scoring for the afternoon with a final result of 1 3-0 . Carleton College of Northfield, Minnesota, was snowed under the fol- lowing week to the tune of 62-0. Despite excellent running and punting by Nordell, Carleton captain and fullback, the Army team was not to be denied after its showing the pre ious week. Touchdowns by Elliott, Kil- day, Johnson, Vidal, and Frentzel were responsible for the large score. Pittsburgh appeared on the scene the week-end of October 15th. With .Armstrong and Lincoln capably filling the tackle positions and Fields and Buckler alternating at number three back, the Army was all ready to a enge the set-back recei ed at the hands of the Panthers in Pittsburgh last year. Two passes, Heller to Skladany, and the perfect running play of the game with Heller carrying the ball were responsible for the three Pitt touchdowns. The Army led at one stage of the game. Fields dashed around end lor the first touchdown and Brown kicked the goal. With a long return of a punt by Vidal and a pass from Fields to Vidal, the Army was again in Page Two Hundred Ninety-Jour DICK KING IS RIGHT THERE position to score which Fields proceeded to do after three smashes at the line. Broshous was sent to kick the point, relie ' ing Vidal. Pitt immed- iately launched their famed passing attack again, Skladany receiving the ball and jogging the last few yards to the goal line. The Army started a desperate attack in the last few minutes that fell ten yards short of the goal. An incomplete pass from Fields fell in the end zone as the final whistle blew. Despite predicted early season weak- nesses and the fact that the Army team was doped to lose by three or four touchdowns, the Cadets came through in great style, outrushing and out- punting the Panthers according to the statistics. The final score was 18-13. After witnessing two ties and a defeat at the hands of Yale, the Corps of Cadets was pri ' ileged to stand by while their representatives sent the Bulldog down to a 20-0 defeat. Yale, with some of the best material in years, had failed to function as a team up to our game. They failed to show much power during the course of the day. A team from the oldest college in the United States was our guest the week following the Yale game. With victories over the Naval Academx ' and Virginia Military Institute behind them, the William and Mary con- ■ - FRENTZEL EVANS, R. T. Page Two Hundred Ninely-five VIDAL LEAVES CROWLE ' l ' BEHIND tingent were highly desirous of listing the Military Academy among the vanquished. The second team held them in check, however, under the capable direction of MacWilliam. After two goal line stands, the Army finally gained control of the ball and speedily marched for a touchdown. The speedy Worrall, of William and Mary, was a constant threat, as he had been in previous games. The final score was 33-0 with Buckler, Johnson, Simons, and MacWilliam scoring one or more touchdowns. On its second trip from Michie Stadium, the Army team met Harvard University at Soldiers ' Field, Cambridge. With two victories, both gained with enormous scores, Harvard was looked upon as another stumbling block in the schedule. With Harvard putting up a stubborn defense in the first period, neither team was able to score. There was apparenth ' no offense except excellent punting by White. Vidal twisted through center and e ' aded the secondary defense for the first touchdown of the game. His gain on the play was 51 ards. Buckler broke off tackle for the only other score of the first half. The Army enjoyed a scoring spree in the second half when they brought Page Two Hundred Sinety-six, I IHK ARNn DID NOT MISS THIS ONE the total score up to 46 points. Frentzel, Fields, MacWilliam, Kilday, and Elliott all scored during this period. The victory proved very costly to us, however, for we lost the services of King who was probably the outstanding end in the country at this time. The fracture of his ankle un- doubtedly cost him a position on the Ail-American team, although he achieved recognition on several second teams. North Dakota State College came East to play Army the ne.xt game. Fresh from its first defeat of the season at the hands of Georgetown Uni- versity, the Bison from the Plains of Dakota were expected to put up a great battle against the Army. With the first team on the field for the greater portion of the game, the valiant work of Meyers and Jacobson at ends and Jahr at guard were of no avail. Hanson, the threat of the Bison, was injured early in the fracas and with his departure from the game, the much vaunted Bison attack faltered and stopped. Army resorted to the air to place the ball in scoring position, using a short pass over the center of the line from Fields to Brown that was very effecti ' e against the seven man line of the North Dakotans. A powerful West Virginia Wesleyan team journeyed up to Michie Sta- Paof Two Hundred Ninetv-seven Jt " PICK " VIDAL OFF AND AWAY dium the week before the Notre Dame game to hold the Army eleven to a 7-0 score. The scoreless first half w as played in a downpour that threatened to turn Michie Stadium into another Lusk Reservoir. Major Sasse had his first team unwrapped from their big coats and heavy blankets and sent them into the first three minutes of the second half. Vidal splashed his way through the entire West Virginia Wesleyan team for a jaunt of 76 yards and the only score of the afternoon. Brown kicked the point after touchdown . The most important game of the season was played in New York on the afternoon of No ' ember 26th against Notre Dame. The first large crowd the Army had appeared before in 1932 packed into Yankee Stadium that afternoon. The Irish were out to avenge the 12-0 defeat they had suffered at the hands of the cadets the previous year, and to pro e their superiority conclusively. Army received the opening kickoff deep in their own territory but ere i ' orced to punt after one unsuccessful thrust at the line. Notre Dame immediately opened her full attack, a de -astating sweep being the principal ground gainer. .Arm - held after the Irish had scored three successi ' c first JOHNSON ' , p. E. HUTCHISON Page Two Hundred inely-eight wa downs. Fields kicked out of danger and our line again ineld the Irish and took the ball on downs. Notre Dame opened the second quarter with her first string backfield. After three unsuccessful tries at the Army line, Koken faded back and threw a short pass to Melinko ich for the first score. A second quickly followed. Army had successfully thrown the Irish back on their heels and they were found with twenty yards to make for a first down when Banas drew back and heaved a high pass to DeVore fifty yards away on the goal line. The last score came in the fourth period when the Irish reco ' ered an Army fumble on the five yard line and carried it over in two plays. The game was marked by the remarkable line play of the Army in the shadow of its own goal posts. It also was the first time the entire team had not picked up the ball carrier and opened holes for him. Major Sasse completed his last year at West Point by turning out a team that won eight out of ten games played. He completed the develop- ment of such outstanding stars as Summerfelt, Vidal, and King, each of whom won merit on several Ail-American teams, Summerfelt on every one of merit. Page Tu ' o Hundred Ninety-nine BURLING. ' IE JH THE " C " SQUAD C " Squad Football IF past performances speak much for future exents, Army is headed for another brilliant foot- hall season in 1933, for Gar Davidson, Army ' s Head Coach, turned out an undefeated Plebe team in the 1932 season. The Plebes furnished a wealth of good material. Among the men who contributed most to this record were: Ends — Clifford, Barrett, Meek, Stokes, McBee, Dowling; Tackles — Shuler (elected Captain at the end of the season), Wolfe, Christensen; Guards — Kingman, Illig, Abrams, Necrason: Centers — Vincent, Blodgett; Backs — Davisson, Bell, M. G., King, R. D., Goldenberg, Grohs, Broyles, True, Grove, Snyder, Nazarro. Dean Academy ga -e the Plebes their hardest competition. The play was hard and fast, and the spectators were rewarded by some nice football on both sides. Army opened with a bang, and drove dov n the field without losing the ball for a hard-earned touchdown. Shortly there- after. Dean completed a short pass o ' er the center of the line, and the receiver ran fifty yards for a score. Shuler blocked the conversion kick, and secured the slim margin that decided the game. The Plebes were rather unfortunate throughout the season in the matter of weather. E -er ' game was played on a wet and slippery field, but Wolfe ' s punting was outstanding at all times. SEASON ' S RESULTS 1932 . rm 26 30 8 7 21 92 Opponent . Perkiomen . Valley Forge Military Academy . . . Allentown Preparatory School. . . 6 Dean Academy 6 Dickinson Seminar - 12 Page Three Hundred A. A A. BASKETBALL A. NO AK Coach RESULTS OF T Army 28 EPLER Captain HE 1933 BASKETBALL SEASON -Johns Hopkins . Army Plebes . .Penn State . .Pittsburgh . . . .Lehigh .Ohio State . Coast Guard Opponents 22 55 26 12 33 25 37 25 37 42 30 41 23 40 30 57 24 .... Colgate ... . . Dartmouth . . . .... Bucknell . . Navy 36 43 14 51 384 347 Page Three Hundred Two r Basketball LACK of an individual star or stars who could deliver a scoring punch, plus a long lay off early in the season, due to the cancellation of a full third of the schedule, was largely responsible for the mediocre showing of the 1933 basketball team. The boys fought hard and they played good, clean basketball but they lacked the punch necessary to carry them through against strong competition. The season opened on January 7 against Johns Hopkins and resulted in a 28 to 22 victory. It was a close game and the passing of both sides was erratic, the Army machine sometimes func- tioning brilliantly, sometimes weakly. At the half Hopkins led by 12-1 1 , but an early last period spurt drove Army in to a lead which could not be overcome. Many players saw action, and Captain Epler was outstanding. POLLOCK. T. s. Manager STANLEY. J. B. Assistant Manager Pag.e Three Hundred Three CAP IAIN EPLER TALLIBS . " %i. The same week the post was placed in quarantine because of an epidemic of influenza and all indoor athletic events were cancelled for three weeks. Army returned to the court on January 28, journeying to Penn State where the Lions chalked up a 33 to 26 victory over the Cadets. Army was ahead 13 to 12, at the half, but a rally led by McFarlane, who scored twelve points in that period won the game. Eight of these points came in the first five minutes of the half. Neely and Epler were in the van for Army and in the early stages ran up a 7 to 1 advantage. Pittsburgh came to West Point on February 4 and showed us some clever passing and accurate sharpshooting. The Panthers uncorked a lightning floor game and had little difficulty in running up a 42 to 25 score. The Cadets got away to a momentary lead at the outset, hut the Panthers soon forged ahead and stayed there. At the half the score was 18 to 11, but Army still had fight. A stirring rally pushed the Army to within four points of the lead, but a whirlwind finish swept the court for Pittsburgh. Trailing throughout the first half Army came from behind to defeat Lehigh, 37 to 30 on February 8. The Pennsylvanians left the floor at the JABLONSKY Page Three Hundred Foiii 1 THE START OF A PLA1 ' intermission with a 17 to 14 edge hut lost it when Army ' s offense began to click at the outset of the last period. The Army guards tightened up and this defense, coupled with Neely ' s shooting and floor work, staved off be- lated Lehigh thrusts to cinch a hard-earned victory. Traveling to Columbus the next Saturday, February 15, Army struck Ohio State when the Buckeyes were in top form. The result was a 41 to 25 defeat, the Westerners smothering the Army attack while the reserves passed their way to a decisive victory. A plucky but weak Coast Guard Academy outfit faced off here on Feb- ruary 15, and succumbed 37 to 23 in a hard fought contest. The visitors played without a substitution and couldn ' t hold the pace set by Army ' s reserve strength. Forney of the Coast Guard five led the day ' s scoring with twelve points, but Hillis and Kenerick chalked up ten apiece for Army. Colgate furnished the best game of the year here, being nosed out, 40-36 on February 18. Both teams were at it, hammer and tongs, all after- noon, and the play was breaking fast as they followed the ball like hounds. At half-time the score was 20 to 18 for Army and the second period was a e Three Hundred Five NO NHC:!;; ! n FOR FOLLOWING THIS ONE MOORMAN. K R repetition of this margin. Epler ' s fifteen points were high, one digit above Kenericl ' s total. Dartmouth celebrated Washington ' s Birthday by smothering Army 43 to 30. The first half was fairly close, but in the second period the husky New Englanders held the slighter Army team to five scattered goals while they forged ahead. Miller of Dartmouth counted eighteen points. Bucknell felt the force of a fully developed Army attack on February 25, and the result was a 57 to 14 debacle. Twelve men saw action and nearly everyone scored. It was a most impressive warm-up for the Navy game, but the optimism so engendered was short lived. in retrospect the season, while in many ways a disappointment, was about as good as could ha ' e been expected. The loss of Stecker and Abell was clearly felt, while Bruce Epler ne ' er reached the consistent scoring le ' el he displayed as a yearling and second classman. The rest of the team was consistent though not exceptional, but it was made up of second classmen and yearlings who gained valuable experience for next season. The squad will be only lightly touched by graduation, Epler and Herb being the only two men to go . i:l ' i il ( .s Page Three Hundred Six A. A A. LAC R.O S S E A A. Lacrosse Season of 1932 Army SEASON ' S RESULTS 11 Western Maryland 11 Lafayette 8 Dartmouth 10 Yale 1 Johns Hopkins 15 Union 14 New York University . . . , 11 City College of New York . . 6 Pennsyh ' ania State College . 16 Colgate Opponents ... .. . 1 . . 2 4 3 . . 3 2 103 19 Pa c Three Hundred Eight THE SQL ' AD Lacrosse WHEN the official call for the lacrosse season went out, Coach Touchtone was quite defi- nitely settled on the team he was counting on to carry Army far into the commanding position of the leading teams in the United States. In the first class Captain Darcy, Call, Clark, Sundt, Simenson and Bunker were all sure starters with the second class stars, Pottenger, Douglas Summerfelt, Quinn, Park, Elliott. Senter, Lincoln, and Beeler, holding down the remaining positions on the first team. Reeves and Tibbets were the only yearlings who were ready to step into the select few right from the start. The twelve made its initial bid for the Olympics by a smashing victory over the Western Maryland outfit. During the contest the Army team shot from all angles to total eleven points while Western Maryland made not a single shot. Darcy, Pottenger and Reeves were tied for scoring honors with two goals apiece. BUEHLER, J, P Assistant Manager Page Three Hundred Nine CALL I lAi, HIS EYE ON 1 1 IL BALL The second encounter with Lafayette was a repetition of the first. Not only was the score duplicated at 1 1-0, but the opposition took not a single shot at the Army net. Pottenger counted four of Army ' s eight goals in the first half. Douglas ' work on the offensi ' e was also ' ery good and though he was doing a great deal of feeding, he still found time to make two nettings from difficult angles. Dartmouth came down from the mountains to gi -e Army a fine battle and incidentally to test our defense se -erely. The Cadet team managed to slip away eight times while allowing Dartmouth the first enemy goal of the year. Shea, the Olympic skating champion, was Dartmouth ' s cleverest man. His work in goal was at times brilliant, thus helping to keep the score down. The spectators had barely settled back in their seats after the opening faceoff of the Yale game when the goal judge signified an Eli tally. Time for one gasp and Captain Beggs of Yale had scored again. Army answered the challenge a moment later when Pottenger executed one of his famous weaving run-ins. Douglas, Sundt and Darcy, not to be outdone, made shots good due to some clever passing and the cadets were in front after ten minutes of the most furious play seen on the plains in many a day. The SUMMERFELT e Three Hundred Ten POTTENGER TAKES A SHOT final score was 10-2 with the Army defense combination of Simenson, Summerfelt, and Bunker playing heads-up ball after the opening minute of play. A valiant, fighting Army twelve went down to their first defeat 4-1 before a smooth-working combination from Johns Hopkins. The much heralded attack of Hopkins scored in the second minute of play, but Pottenger nullified this by a sensational run-in the next minute. The remainder of the first half was scoreless and the second half promised to be the same till Pottenger was injured and had to be taken out only to have two Arm ' players come out at the same time on penalties. The two extra men were too much and the Maryland team scored twice. Their final tally came in the closing minute of play. The next game found Army winning from Union College 15-2. Nearly all the Army players got into the game at some time or other. This kept the scoring well distributed, but as usual Darcy, Pottenger and Douglas were ahead when the final whistle blew. New York University came to the Highlands with a hard fighting combi- nation. Captain Darcy s seven goals in the encounter indicate potent effort with Senter ' s four good shots leaving nothing to be desired. m T! HETHERINGTON Page Three Hundred Eleven ACTION BEHIND THE NET The lacrosse team scored its se enth victory in eight games by bettering C. C. N. ' . 11-2. Douglas played a level-headed game and passed to his teammates for most of the counters. The 1932 lacrosse edition wound up the home schedule with a win over Penn. State. The visiters took Army completeK ' unawares during the first half, scoring on that old ruse — the huddle pla ' Pottenger and Clark retaliated for the cadets and Army went off the field holding a 2-1 adx ' antage at the half. The contest ended with the score b-1 in Army ' s fa or. The last game of the year was a Memorial Day trip to Colgate. The cadets again put on full speed to run up sixteen markers while holding our hosts to three points. Darcy, Clark, Call, Simenson, Sundt and Bunker all ended their playing days at the academy in a blaze of glory. Captain- elect Pottenger along with his classmates Douglas, Senter, Quinn and Park piled up the remainder of the total. The 1932 season paralleled the brilliance of the 1931 days. Beeler re- ceived AU-American honors for his work in the goal to equal Pottenger ' s choice on the attack of the favored team. The Army looks forward to another great season and a win over Johns Hopkins w ill seem all the sweeter because of the four vear wait. QUINN Page Three Hundred Twelve Itfki A. A. A. BASEBALL A. McCORMACK Baseball Season of 1932 Army SEASON ' S RESULTS Opponents 18 Connecticut Agriculture College 2 2 Swarthmore IQ Bucknell 2 5 Temple 1 4 Penn State 17 8 W ' eslevan 5 13 Haverford 3 5 Neu ' York University 4 4 Washington and Lee 3 5 Rutgers 4 9 Lafayette 3 2 Fordham 4 7 Union 3 101 51 Page Three Hundred Fourteen I Baseball THE baseball season of 1932 ended most successfully for the Army nine. Under the able leadership of Captain Farnsworth, Army turned in a very impressive record. With only two defeats to mar an otherwise perfect season, Coach McCormack can look with pride to his 1932 team. The initial game played v ith Connecticut Agricultural College started Army ' s successful season. The 18-2 victory left little doubt that Army had a great team. The 17-4 defeat by Penn State was quickly forgotten as Army, in spite of this set-back, very handily defeated Wesleyan, Haverford, N. Y. U., and Rutgers. The only other defeat suffered by the team was that epic battle with Fordham. The game was closely contested, Fordham nosing out in the extra inning. Much of the success was due to the splendid coordination exhibited by the team. In par- ticular, the year 1932 saw a team composed, to a great extent, of members of the same class, VERSACE Manager BAHR Assistant Manag Page Three Hundred Fifteen COUGHLIN CATCHES A MAN ASLEEP men who had played together for four years. The whole infield, practi- cally, was made up of members of " 32. Of course, the advantage of having seasoned players who are used to each other can be readily un- derstood, but in that connection, there is the fact that these same players have been lost through graduation. Likewise, the task of pitching fell to Coughlin and Landry, both members of the graduating class. The work and success of one season leaves much to be done in another, but the rounding out of a representative team has always been amply taken care of by Coach " Moose " McCormack, and we feel confident that he uill have the success in succeeding years that has been his in the past. Although graduation sadly depleted the store of good ball players, there is still left a nucleus, and an abundance of material. The spring of ' 33 will see Fuqua, the new captain, prepared to lead his team to a ictorious sea- son. From last year ' s team, there are the veteran catcher. Brown. T. T., O ' Neil at short-stop, and Fuqua, Lewis, and Gibb in the outfield. At second and third bases there are ' Vansant and Conway, who have had two Page Three Hundred Sixteen yKL POWELL BHA I S IHh BALL years ' experience on the varsity. At first base the berth is wide open, with chances that it will be filled by Caughey of last year ' s plebes. The outfield will not present a difficult matter to contend with, if past performances count for anything, Army will have a battery of hitters in Brown, Fuqua, Lewis, Gibb, and Vansant, a group that will make opposing pitchers worry. Coming up from the Plebe squad are several players who no doubt will make their presence felt. Caughey promises to be most valuable. He is a spectacular player with real ability and versatility. Haug, who played third base for the Plebes, is a good hitter as well as a fielder. The fight for third base will be hotly contested by Conway and Haug, and a good third-baseman will be given the berth. In the matter of pitchers, Priestly, the Plebe ace, will have a lot of work to do to dislodge Fields, Tiemann, and Adamson. The pitching situation for the coming season is one that requires a lot of worry and the ultimate success will depend largely on whether or not our pitchers come through. Tiemann has always been Army ' s potential pitch- ing wizard, and, at times, he is in such good form that one wonders just why LEWIS, J. H. COUCHLIN Page Three Hundred Seventeen . LANDRY PREPARES TO SWING he has not been working more often. Adamson has improved considerably during the two years that he has been on the ' arsity, and he has developed a tremendous amount of speed. No doubt, he v. ill be called upon to shoulder some of the burden. In Ken Fields, McCormack has a reliable pitcher. Many names from the last year ' s Plebe team will become familiar to Army baseball fans this coming season. Behind the plate for the Plebes was Marshall. His work as a catcher was excellent, but he is weak at hit- ting. Perhaps with more seasoning he ill de ' elop into first team material. Another outstanding player of last year ' s Plebe squad was " Joe " Stancook. He was responsible for many of the Plebes ' victories, his hitting being the deciding factor. Besides being a good outfielder, Stancook has had ex- perience as a catcher, a position which seems to be natural for him. Play- ing at second base for the Plebes was Morris, an energetic and enthusiastic baseball player. Despite the several losses due to graduation. Army still has good base- ball players and a good coach, and we are confident that the season of ' 33 will see a winning Army team. BROWN, T. T. Page Three Hundred Eighteen Mik f " A A. A A. TRACK A A. NOVAK Coach GKAHAiVl. W. S. Captain Track Seas Oft of 1932 Army 6b 84 883 87 383M SEASON ' S RESULTS Boston College Holy Cross .West Virginia University. . . . . . Penn State College Notre Dame Opponents .. 60 , .. A y2 ... 37K . . 39 ... b Vi 246M Page Three Hundred Twenty Track THE track team of 1932 began the season with what looked to be a rather inferior group, especially in the track events, but what proved to be remarkably strong as the season pro- gressed. Graduation greatly depleted the ranks of the squad, but under the diligent tutorship of Mr. Novak, new men were developed to the caliber of winning performers. Early season training difficulties were obviated perceptibly by an improvised board track which the distance candidates used to a great advantage during the snowy weather. The first invader was the squad from Boston College. The visitors were bent on victory, for in several visits to the Point they had not once realized the ambition of defeating their military friends. Their intent was substantiated by brilliant cinder artists, but the Army field team was superior to the Bostonians, and led by Captain Lankenau and Jack Price, the meet was won by the narrow margin of bb to 60. The most e.xciting race of the day was between the Boston College Captain and Graham in the mile run. After a terrific struggle all the way, Graham fin- ally pulled ahead at the end to win by two yards. Page Three Hundred Twenty-one W IN GRAHAM I AKES A FIRST Following the meet with Boston, the team made the traditional trip to the Uni ersity of Pennsylvania Relays. Army was not able to defend the Sprint Relay Championships won the previous year, but won several place medals. Jack Price counted in the shot put and Johnny Armstrong repeated his medal performance of the previous year. The Distance Medley Relay team got off to a flying start but the anchor runners faded. Dick King turned in a 50 second quarter-mile to start the race, giving Graham an even break with the half-milers, and the latter ran the fastest race of his career, doing the 880 yard event in I min. 55 sec. Campbell and Slade followed in that order with good performances, but were unable to maintain the heart-breaking pace of the leaders. A hurdle team composed of McConnell, Epler, Smith, D. O., and Van Way nosed out a third in the 480 yard Shuttle Hurdle Event. The return from the Relays found the squad confident, and determined to finish the season in first-rate order. The next foe was Holy Cross, and these formidable contenders were met on the local oval. The outstanding performer of this team was the veteran of many hard-fought battles, the C Page Three Hundred Twenly-lwo I KING COMES FROM BEHIND venerable McCafferty, 660 yard A. A. U. Champion. His victory in the quarter-mile event was not without a hitter contest hy Lonning and King who made strong bids to beat the visitor. Army won the contest hv the scoreof 84K to 41K- The University of West Virginia was the ne.xt to visit West Point to test the stamina of the Army. Graham, Ryan, and Campbell won 1-2-3 in the mile, but the Staters came back to take the half-mile in fine style. The distance runners were decidedly at a disad antage with all the power shown that day by the Army aggregation. Bruce Epler was in fine form and displayed his usual ability to win in the hurdles. Fuller, Carver, and the other sprinters were having it nip and tuck for firsts in the sprints. The West Virginians were ery well pleased with their performances despite their losing score, and invited the Army team to visit them and compete in their Indoor Games during the early months of 1933. All the while the Army team was pointing for the worthy foes out at South Bend who were to be met in the closing meet of the season. This climactic fray took place on the last Saturday in May, and the Notre Dame team outclassed the Army performers to win by the score of ARMSTRONG M.i W III I M 111 xni ( ' RD Page Three Hundred Twenly-lhree A, BRL t:E EPLER LEADS THE WA ' i ' 68 3 to 57 3. The " fighting Irish " were eager to avenge the defeat handed them on the gridiron the previous autumn in New York, and nobly gained their objective. Every member of the squad rather turned his thoughts to giving the Irish a sound trimming when they come to West Point for a return engagement in May of 1933. The Plebes had a very successful season, taking all their contests in an even stride. Very few of the men had had any previous running experience, but several good prospects were found for the 1933 varsity. The plebe sprinters clipped the relay records for plebes and the distance runners showed up well also. However, the mile and half-mile records held by Graham still stand. Howell unofficially broke one of them after the season had ended. With Proctor, Martz, Hildebrandt, and Howell added to the squad, the distance difficulties are some hat ob iated. The 1933 prospect is an optimistic one. The team is captained by Winton Graham, middle distance runner, and in this event he will be ably supported by Donnelly. Ryan, and Starbird. all veterans. Carver, Fuller, and Lueliman will be strong contestants in the sprints, and the quarter-mile will be handled by Dick King and Lonning along with the yearling aspirants Page Three Hundred Twenty-Jour TRIPLE Tit I Ill- Armstrong and Jahlonsky will be stellar performers in the weight events, Moorman and Van Way in the high jump, while Bruce Epler, and Smith will take care of the hurdles. With the return of the Navy to our schedule, new vigor will be evident in all Army squads and especially in the major sports. In the Track sched- ule the Middies will occupy the honor position, the last meet of the season. Every competitor, especially those who will be wearing the black, gold, and gray for the last time, look forward to that meet as the peak of their careers on the cinder path. It is surprising what a small number of the potent track candidates at West Point have ever taken part in the sport in any form before entering the Academy. That fact is a splendid monument to the Army coach, Mr. Leo Novak, and the system of training that he has developed in his many years of track tutorship. The fact that few men are of much abilitN ' when they arrive at the Point is evinced by the plebe track records. None are good enough to boast about while the -arsity records will match the best in the entire country. ROGERS, w L. SMITH, D. O. THE SQL AH Soccer A POET has said that: " in the spring a young mans fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. " He might have added that in the autumn thoughts are turned to football — the Great God, Football — dominates the season, placing the Lesser Deity Soccer in the light of an " also ran. " Soccer, however, has its following, and in the past few years an appreciable increase in this fol- lowing has denoted a distinct rise in the popularity of the game. Last year ' s team set a record in going through the season undefeated — in fact, with only one SEASON ' S RESULTS 1933 . rmy Opponents 4 .Bucknell 2 McGiU 1 1 . Delaware .0 2 _.._ ...J. M 5 ..___ M. L T 6 Lafayette 1 4 - Western Maryland 5 1 Penn State.. 2 25 Page Three Hundred Twenty-six i WATCH YOUR STEP! lone point scored against them — until the last game . In this last game they soiled their clean slate and suffered defeat at the hands of Ohio State Uni- versity. Nevertheless, they had made a mark for future teams to shoot at. Coach Marchand had many men from last year ' s squad to begin the season, and as the season ' s record shows, the vacancies left by last year ' s graduating class were filled by capable players. The season started with Bucknell, who went down 4-0 and gave the team confidence for the " Big Game " with McGill, which came the follow- ing week. Army had suffered a long string of defeats from McGill, and when the game ended 2-1 in Army ' s favor there was much rejoicing. Canada looks upon soccer in the same light as we regard football — it is their national collegiate game. Since McGill has long ranked as a leader in the sport, that victory is to be considered a genuine accomplishment. With the next three games came three more successive victories in which the opponents, Delaware, Franklin and Marshall, and M. I . T., were unable to score, Lafayette College, though decisively beaten, managed to chalk up a point — which was undoubtedly an ill omen. ROBERSON Page Three Hundred Twenty-severx ROBERSON CLEARS THE GOAL The next week Western Maryland in aded the forbidding walls of the United States Military Academy and went home with the long end of a 5-4 tally. The game was played under the worst possible soccer conditions — rain, mist, and darkness hid the ball completeK ' from the spectators, and often from the players. Three days later the trip section played the final game of the season in a sea of mud at Penn State. Army again came in a close second, being awarded the w rong end of a 2-1 score. Penn State had a worthy team and played a good game — they deser ed to win. Also the team had man ' tales to tell of Penn ' s excellent hospitality. The graduating class of 1933 takes with it nine men of this year ' s squad, fwe of whom, namely, Messersmith, Dolph, Conway, Vansant, and Captain Roberscn, ha ' e had regular berths throughout the season. A good quantity of this year ' s " A and " B " squads will be a ' ailable next year, as will a few additional men from the Plebe squad. Jack Neely, the new captain, — and a fine fullback — will have a good team with which to carry on the seasons " major " minor sport, and a successful season is anticipated . MESSERSMITH Page Three Hundred T venly-eighl - Hockey UNDER the guidance of Coach Marchand the hockey team ad ' anced from Class " C " to the championship of Class " B " during the 1932-1933 season. With only two lettermen return- ing for the 1933 season. Coach Marchand developed a team that won six and lost four matches, — losing only to a Class " B " team. The season opened with a game with Williams three days after returning from Christmas lea ' e. Army finally won in an overtime period when Wagstaff scored on a pass from Donohue SEASON ' S RESULTS 1933 Army Opponents 3 1 . .Boston University. . 7 3 Yale. ....... 5 6 Morristown .... 4 4 New Hampshire. . . 5 2 Hamilton 1 3 Williams 1 1 Princeton 10 10 Union 7 1 R.M.C 3 33 39 MARCH.WD FULLER, W.H G. Page Three Hundred Twenly-nine SOMEONE CALLED FOR INTERFERENCE Boston University outskated, outplayed, and outscored the Army to win easily 7-0. The following week Yale won one of the most thrilling games of the season in the second overtime period 5-3. Army ' s three goal lead in the first period dwindled as the Yale offense began to function, and the regular game ended 3-3. Army won the next four games defeating the Morristown Millionaires 6-4, New Hampshire 4-3, Hamilton 2-1, and Williams 3-2 in the second overtime at Williams. The victory over New Hampshire was the first in nine years of competition. Princeton had little trouble solving the Army defense and won easily 10-2. The following week the Pointers took revenge on Union and won 10-2 in the last home game of the season. On February 25th, the team travelled to Kingston, Canada for the annual international clash with Royal Military College. O ' Neil of Army scored a few minutes after the first whistle, and ' t was not until the end of the second period that R. M. C. tied the score. Erwin, the red captain netted the puck after having skated through the entire Army team. The Cana- O ' NEIL.T. A. Page Three Hundred Thirty A HASTILY FORMED DEFENSE dians scored twice in the final period to win an interesting, hard-fougint, victory 3-1 . The Army played without the services of Wagstaff. It was the ninth consecutive meeting of the two service schools without a foul being called against either team. The entire team that finished the T. M. C. game will he available next year. Captain Wagstaff, Whipple, and Lane will graduate, but O ' Neil, next year ' s captain, Telford, Donohue, Davis, J. J., Simenson, Warren, Lawlor, and Van Nostrand are returning lettermen. Coach Marchand will also have Buehler, Sawyer, Bryde, and McEntee from the reserves, and Grohs, Snyder, Yost, Curran, and Goldtrap from the Plebes around which to build a second line. The Army has all the facilities of one of the best indoor rinks in the country. Although the official season does not begin until January, Coach Marchand has been able to arrange games with the Atlantic City Sea Gulls, Morristown, and St. Nicks in order to develop players who, in many cases, have never played the game before. Much of the credit for the improve- ment of Army hockey must go to Coach Marchand and Lieutenant Grant for their work in training and developing the squad. LAWLOR. J D VAN NOSIK WD e Three Hundred Thirty-one Boxing WITH a late start and overcoming handicaps that included the influenza quarantine, injuries, and deficiencies, the Army Boxing Team finished the season with four victories and a tie. The University of Pittsburgh, City College of New York, Virginia Military Institute, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology fell before the prowess of the Army men. Cleveland, Hagan, Olson, Remus, Clainos, Bennett and Kushner formed a substantial .Army 61,2 4 28K SEASON ' S RESULTS 1933 Opponents . .Pittsburgh University. ... I 2 City College of New York . . 2 Virginia Military Institute. . I 2 Massachusetts Institute Of Technology 4 9V2 Penns l ania State College. Pane Three Hundred Thirly-lu i JOE ' IN DE MOOD nucleus about which an exceedingly competent team was formed. Shinkle, Dick, Forte, Arosemena, Jones, G. M. Brown, C. E. Kendall, and Sedward made valuable additions to what proved to be a boxing team that was comparable to any ever produced by Coach Cavanaugh. Dick, in the 1 15 pound class, won four of his five fights, losing only to Napoleon, an intercollegiate champion. Dick was a fast and clever boxer who gave his opponents continuous trouble. Cleveland, in the 125poundclass, won all of his bouts. Displaying a left jab that was a source of constant worry to the other occupants of the ring, he fought most of his battles with his head, a picture of poise and coordination. Bennett, at 135 pounds, won two, lost two, and tied one, ending the season with an average of 500%. Competition was particularly keen in this class, however, with every college that the Army met putting formidable men in the ring. Hagan and Kushner divided the honors in the 145 pound class. Kushncr won one and lost one while Hagan made a clean sweep of the remaining three bouts. This was Hagan ' s last year so Kushner will have the field to himself when the call for boxers goes out in 1934. In his first year on the squad, Shinkle had remarkable success in the 155 pound class. A fast, clever boxer with a strong punch, Shinkle gave an interesting exhibition each time he entered the ring. fc « OLSON, H. L. Page Three Hundred Thirty-three THE ST RT OF THAT FAMDLIS JAB After four years of competition, Olson richly deser ' ed the reward of winning his fi e bouts in the 165 pound class. He will leave a hole in the squad that will he hard to fill. The aspirants for the 175 pound position had the greatest success when it came time to determine who should represent the Army in the ring. Arosemena led the pack, but he was forced to retire with an injury to his hand after the first bout. Jones, G. M. and Brown, C. E. fought the next two while Kendall finished the season. Joe Remus continued his ring achievements when he easily won all five of his battles, leaving his reputation as an Intercollegiate champion un- blemished. In the Eastern Intercollegiate Tournament held at Pennsylvania State College the week-end of March 18th, the Army team met with little success. Joe Remus lost his hea ' yweight championship in a preliminary round. Shinkle, Clainos, and Hagan gained the finals in their respective weights. Clainos was forced to forfeit his bout when he broke his thumb in the first bout. Hagan lost to ' ale, and Shinkle bowed before Joe Moran of Syra- cuse, defending champion, who has won 27 of his last 3 1 fights by knockouts. Cleveland, Clainos, Olson, Shinkle, and Remus have all represented the Army for the last time, passing on to make room for other men when gradu- ation takes it annual toll. 4 J S . ROSEMENA Page Three Hundred Thirty-jour [ IVrestling THE Wrestling Squad, under Coach Tom Jenkins, made a very creditable showing during the 1933 season, in spite of very unfortunate handicaps. Three meets were won, two lost, and two were cancelled — a record far more impressive under the surface than can be explained by the figures. The squad showed more spirit and enthusiasm than in previous years, and the indi- SEASON ' S RESULTS 1933 Army Opponents 30 . . . .Rutgers University 3 v . . . .Harvard University 29i 2 13 .Virginia Military Institute. 19 20 Temple University. ... 8 24 Franklin and Marshall Univ. 6 88 65K RATCLIFFE Manager ri l()MI M)N, W . Captain MR. JliNKINS Coach Page Three Hundred Thirty-Jh BAIM N lAKli MVl-, l UliNlS idual wrestlers were more skillful and reacted well to the increased in- terest of the Corps. Har -ard and V. M. I. won meets from the Army, hut both were close — the Har ard match being far more tight than the overwhelming score indicates. Rutgers, Temple, and Franklin and Marshall were decisively defeated — the latter for the first time in four years. The cancellation of the first two scheduled meets with Miami and Springfield was unfortunate, for it depri ' ed the men of needed experience and confidence as well as handi- capping their training during the three weeks of quarantine. The season opened belatedly against Rutgers and resulted in a decisi ' e 33 to 3 x ' ictory. Rutgers won only one bout, the 165-pound contest. The work of Batson, Frye, and McCrary was particularly fine, while Vars and Miller were surprisingly aggressive. Thompson, W. V. and Van Way showed well. Up at Cambridge, Harvard piled up a great score against the Army wrestlers, but had a most difficult time doing it. Practically every bout went overtime, nearly three hours being required to finish the meet. McCrary lost his only decision of the year to the Harvard captain in a splen- il ILMiLRoLk Pa ge Three Hundred Thirly-six, H r ro LX) ABULM I I did exhibition of speed and ability. He was outweighed by a few pounds but fought an excellent match. Army won the first three bouts against Virginia Military Institute, and with the score at 13 to the match looked like a runaway. The South- erners rallied, however, and won the last five bouts and the meet, lb to 13. The last bout was most exciting, as the meet depended on the outcome, V.M. I. deserved the victory because of its splendid rally and good wrestling. Every bout except one went to the Army grapplers when they tangled with Franklin and Marshall. The victory, to the tune of 31 to 13, was the first in four years over the Pennsyivanians, although last year ' s meet ended in a tie. Fi -e of the seven Army ictories were won by falls, as w as the lone Franklin and Marshall win in the 1 55-pound class. Two forfeitures because of injuries marred the final meet of the season Temple was beaten, 21 to 18, defaulting the 145-pound match when its man could not continue. DeGavre was forced out of the 165-pound contest when he injured his ankle painfully. Temple won another bout in time advantage while Armv took two falls and two time decisions. H Page Three Hundred Thirly-xeven Swimming COACH NILL very aptly summed up the s imming situation when he said. " ' I ha ' e ne ' er had a team that showed so much earnestness — every fraction of a second that they took off their best times represented hours of effort uith that will to do something for the school and for them- seh ' es. " The season was not a success from the won and lost column but e •en to the last race SEASON ' S RESULTS 1933 Army Opponents 48 . . .New ' ork Uni ersity. . . 23 52 Mass. Institute of Technology 19 12 . . . .Princeton University. ... 52 31 . . . .Columbia University 40 34 , . .Dartmouth Uni ersity. . . 37 177 171 COLHMAN, 1- Manager McCLELLAxn Captain NILL Coach Page Three Hundred Thirty-eight of the season the team was spirited and willing, with the men always ex- hibiting good sportsmanship and a desire to help one another. The first meets were called off because of the quarantine. New York University offered the first competition on February 4th. Maury opened the season auspiciously by lowering the academy record in the 220-yard free style event. Park and Totten won in the 50-yard race. Griffith and Caughey put on a stellar diving performance. Bunker won his favorite, the breast stroke swim, and Ingram, Park, Underbill, and Totten es- tablished an Academy record in the 400 yard relay. Army won six firsts out of eight events, making the final score 48-23. Massachusetts Institute of Technology was defeated next by 52-19. This meet was distinguished by the relay quartet which broke the record by four seconds. This fast-traveling outfit was composed of Eatman, Treacy, Cairns, and Maury. The sole trip of the season was to Princeton, New Jersey, to enga ge the strongest Tiger swimming team in years. The Army team found them- selves breaking their own best performances and yet losing some very close races. Maury lost a heart-breaking 220 to begin the meet. There wasn ' t more than a half-yard between the first and third places with the Army .ARMSTRONG Page Three Hundred Thirty-nine rUH l-ASl STRETCH contender having the misfortune of being third. Caughey and Griffith lost the dive by the narrowest of point margins. Maury lost the quarter mile by fi -e yards. So it went, with Bunker and McClelland each placing second to men of inter-collegiate championship calibre. The relay was won by Princeton but Treacy and Ingram swam their best races of the year. Home again to lose to a strong Columbia team because of a difference of two yards in the play. T he score at the start of the final event was 32 to 31 in fa ' or of Columbia and their quartet added the other 8 points. Maury took the furlong to start Army off on top. Columbia came back strong to win the 50 yard dash. Army ' s fine divers, Griffith and Caughey, again put our squad in the running with a first and a second. Cairns, who lost the 440 yard distance event, was followed by Bunker whose narrow- margin of victory in the breast-stroke event kept the two teams e ' en. Columbia finished one-two in the century dash while Army duplicated in the backstroke. The relay went to Columbia with Jennings winning from Maury by four seconds — but the supreme effort was not sufficient. The Dartmouth team snatched victory from the team to close the s im- ming season. The meet was the exact duplicate of the pre ious week with Army leading 34-29 before they lost the relay and the day. ft IJNDERMILL Page Three Hundred Forty Fencing THE fencing squad of 1933 had a reputation to uphold. In the 1932 Intercollegiates, Kaiser came off with flying colors, securing the individual sabre championship for himself, and — together with Bing Kunzig ( ' 33) — winning a close third for the championships. The foil team also finished up in a hlaze of glory: — Murray (Captain ' 32), Honeycutt, Lothrop, and Little ( ' 32) brought home — for the first time in twenty years — the coveted " Iron Man. " foil team champion- ship trophy. In the Individuals, Honeycutt came out third and Murray fourth. Gross also took fourth in the individual epee contests, and in the Clement foil competition Bates came out first. SEASON ' S RESULTS 1933 .■ rmy Opponents 13 City College of New ' ork 4 11 . . . Princeton University. ... b 10 .... Harvard University 6 Q Yale University 8 11 . . . Columbia University. ... b 10 ..New ' ork University.. 7 64 37 WYNNE. C ' Manager MR DIMOND Coach Page Three Hundred Forty-one A BRIEF RESPITE HONEYCUTT For the three weapon trophy, Army bowed to Yale, losing the title by three points. Graduation took Murray, Kunzig, and Little from the line-up. Due to the elimination of the intercollegiate semi-finals in which the Army teams met the college teams of the New ' ork district, Mr. Dimond revived an all- college schedule — reserving the members of the various fencing clubs for informal meets interspersed throughout the season, and so Army found itself with six regular college meets — one away from home — with opportunity for play with the more experienced members of the clubs throughout the season — and a final test of endurance and skill in the Intercollegiates at the Penn A. C, Philadelphia. C.C.N.Y. gave us our baptism by steel. Captain Kaiser and Schweidel in the sabre, Honeycutt, Gates, and Lothrop in the foil, with Gross and Flanick in the epee proved a winning combination to the tune of 13 to 4. In the ne.xt match, with Wright in the place of Flanick, and Andrews in place of Schweidel, the Army team stopped the Princeton tiger, 11 to 6. Followed Harvard, with Fuller, F. W., Himes in the foil. Seaman and Mullins in the sabre, Edwards and Lipscomb in the epee aiding the other members of the squad to a 10 to 6 victory. In the fourth match of the season, the " " ' ale Bogey " had its airing Honeycutt, Lothrop, Gates, Kaiser, Andrews, Gross, and Edwards went to New Haven to confront M. Grasson ' s 1932 three-weapon champions. It EDW.ARDS, i.o e Three Hundred Forly-tuo [ TOUCHE— ALMOST remained for " the Champ, " Captain Kaiser of Army, to cinch the victory, the final score being 9 to 8. With several of the regulars out of the line-up we faced a fighting Colum- bia team for our fifth match. Honeycutt, Lothrop, and Himes in the foil, Andrews, MuUins, and Seaman in the Sabre, and Flanick, Travis, and Ash- man in the epee subdued the Lion swordsmen 11 to 6. Thus, it remained for Honeycutt, Gates. Lothrop, Andrews, Kaiser, Flanick, and Gross to defeat a strong N. Y. U. team, 10 to 7, and complete a perfect season. So for the first time in many years the Army team emerged from a dual season with a clean slate — perhaps due partly to the fact that we met none of the fencers ' clubs in combat, and also to presence on the squad of a comparatively large number of experienced men. How- ever, the work throughout was characterized by a ready and apt response to Mr. Dimond ' s untiring efforts and a determined " will to win " on the part of all members of the squad. That our captain bore no small part in the offensive may be seen by a glance at his record — 5 wins, no ties, no defeats — an average of 1 .000%, the same as the team he captained. During the season, Kaiser and Edwards secured special leave to attend the National Junior Championships — Kaiser in the sabre, and Edwards in the epee. Edwards tied for second in bouts won and lost, but went to fourth in consideration of total touches. Kaiser also managed to tie for sec- ond, but had to content himself with third place in a resolution of the tie. Three Hundred Forlv-ihre, Gymnasium LAST year the Army Gym Team under the enthusiastic instruction of a newcomer to the list of Army ' s civilian coaches was proud to have run up a total of seven consecutive victories. This was the first year in the history of Army gymnastics that a clean sweep o f a schedule had been made. During this season the total has been stretched to twelve straight. With the last three victories of 1931, the seven of 1932, and the five of 1933, there can be inscribed on the record of Army gymnastic meets a string of fifteen consecuti ' e ictories. This unusual success can be SEASON ' S RESULTS 1933 Arm - Opponents 42 Temple 12 33 Dartmouth 21 44 Mass. Institute Technolo gy 10 52 Penn State 2 39 Springfield. . . . . 15 210 60 WEBSTER. H. i: Manager SlBLi Capta Page Threu Hundred Forly-fcur .. ■pOISti " iBY GEE) attributed to two things, namely, the interested and interesting tutelage of Mr. Maloney, and the spirit of cooperation which his efforts have infused into the squad. The toughest meet of the year, Dartmouth, found the Army team full of a confidence which they justified by a victory of 33-21 . This was the exact score of Army ' s defeat at the hands of Dartmouth two years before. After a two-week rest the season was closed, except for the inter-collegiate meet .scheduled for April 8th, with a victory of 39-1 5over Springfield College. This was perhaps the most spectacular meet of the year being well attended and considerably enlivened by several special exhibitions. Gee was high scorer for Army, taking five firsts and three second places. Winkle, Betts, Hall and Baker came next in total points. The plebes possess much promising material, and despite the loss of Sibley, Wallace, King, and Cepeda, the outlook is bright for a successful season during 1934. Not only to the efforts of the team and the coach, but also to the encouragement, criticism, and loyalty of Lieutenant Miley. the offkcr in charge, has this highly successful year been due. WALLACE. N. M. Page Three Hundred Forly-five Tennis WHILE the wrestlers were still " lock and roU-ing " and the boxers trading " hay-makers, " the Corps Squad Tennis Training began. Day after day the squad reported to the wrest- ling room and pounded balls against the indoor back boards. This type of practice is unusually fine for setting the fundamentals of the stroke and for founding the base of endurance which is so essential later in the season. SEASON ' S RESULTS .Army Opponents 5 Lafayette 2 3 Johns Hopkins b 7 Fordham 2 LIniversity of North Carolina 9 3 Williams College 6 4 . .LIniversity of Pennsylvania. . 5 8 Lehigh I 8 Rutgers 1 5 Wesleyan 4 3 Brown 5 46 41 Page Three Hundred Forly-six BEARD RETLIRKS A HOT SERVICE From the wrestling room to the indoor courts at the Hockey rink was the next step. Mr. George Ward, the varsity coach, demonstrated his keen interest in the Army team by frequently travelling from New York to attend these practices although the season proper had not yet begun. To the library courts from the Hockey rink — this move attended the beginning of Spring. Mr. George Ward, Lieutenant Stone, Officer in Charge of Tennis, and Lieutenant Drury, Officer in Charge of Plebe Tennis, started to produce the team which later played through a strong schedule — losing five and winning five. Cadets Thatcher, Reynolds, Fellenz, O ' Con- nel, Schull, Guiney, and Beard carried the burden of the opposition and although no outstanding players -ftere produced the average play of the team was good. Army won from Lafayette, 5-2; won from f ordham, 7-2; won from Lehigh, 8-1 ; won from Rutgers, 8-1 ; won from Wesleyan, 5-4; and the match w ith Columbia was called because of bad weather. The cadets worked hard and never once did the interest in the team lag. Experience was lacking — experience in outthinking the opponent — but Mr. Ward has been developing that angle of play and this season ' s weak- ness may be changed to the next season ' s forte . REYNOLDS ) t- O ' CONNELL Pagf Three Hundred Forty-seven i Golf DESPITE the lack of facilities and adverse weather conditions in early spring practice, the golf squad more than lived up to expectations by winning four out of six matches. With less than thirty-six holes of actual play since the preceding season, Army met and decisively de- feated one of its strongest opponents, Lafayette, by the score of 7-2. Army lost its second match, going down in defeat to Lehigh; the score being Army 4, Lehigh 5. This defeat after so SEASON ' S RESULTS 1932 Arm - Opponents 7 Lafayette 2 4 Lehigh 5 b Haverford 3 Penn State 9 b Mass. Institute Technology 7 Swarthmore 2 30 21 Page Three Hundred Forly-eiglu ' " SMOOTHY " PUTTS promising a start may he attributed to lack of practice in tuning up the fine points of play, particularly putting. The matches were all close and not until the final putt was sunk was the result determined. The following week Haverford was defeated by a somewhat rejuvenated Army team by the score of 6-3. The putting of the team still left much to be desired, however. In Penn State, Army met its strongest opponent of the season. Again the putting touch was absent and Army lost by a decisive margin. Meals shot the best score for Army, getting a fine score of 71 by uphill work on the second nine. The following week Army encountered M. I. T. and had its re ' enge, as it were, winning by a score of 6-0. Army journeyed to Swarthmore to play its last match. Rolling Green was the scene of the match and proved to be a beautiful, but exacting, course. Despite the change from slow to fast greens, the score was never in doubt, and Arm - won as it pleased by the score of 7-2. Smith and ' oung shot the best scores of the day. Meals, Young, Mather, and Smith alternated all season with respect to positions, and the calibre of the play of Whipple, Giffin, and Meyer was not far behind. e Three Hundred Forty-nine . THE S(X ' M3 Cross Country GRADUATION left the 1932 Cross Country team a more or less unknown quantity. In the first meet with the University of Pittsburgh, which the cadets won 25-30, Starbird clipped more than a minute from the previous record, finishing the 4.7 mile course in 24:44:04. Two weeks later in New York the team on from Columbia by a score of 23-32. New Hampshire isited the Point for the next meet with a record of having won two out of their three annual meets with Army. Although Captain Starbird again finished far in the lead. New Hampshire runners took five of the next sexen places to win 26-29. For the Lafayette meet, the entire course was covered with mud and water, and a heavy downpour added to the troubles of the harriers. Twelve cadets crossed the line before the first Lafayette runner. The plebe team, in their only schedule meet, won easily from Allen town Prepara- tory School 17-38, with KJcManus taking first place and Faiks and McElheny finish- ing not far behind. Prospects for a successful season next ear are even more favorable than last. Starbird and Ryan are the only men lost through graduation while this year s plebe team will furnish some good runners. Northam has been elected captain to suc- ceed Starbird for the 1933 season while Proctor, W. C, Bryer, Kern, Lipscomb, Howell, J. N., and Hildebrandt remain from the large 1932 squad. ROYAL, J. Manager Page Three Hundred Fifty 1. TH[£ QU D Polo EARL ' in 1933 Army launched herself upon a long and what proved to be a successful Polo season. This midwinter series perhaps represents the highest point of interest [in polo, which is unique at the Academy in being a year-round sport. Through four seasons do the participants apply themselves to the routine stickwork and schooling that goes into the make-up of a polo team . On January 14 Army met Princeton University in the Riding Hall. She gave proof of the potential po ' er and skill that had been demonstrated in an informal pre-season match in Phila- SEASON ' S RESULTS 1933 AriTi - Opponents 10 12 Cornel! 7 13 Squadron A 8 7 Yale b 15 Har -ard 12 8 P.iVI.C 7 Fort Hamilton 9 7 Go -ernor ' s Island 4 3 Princeton 8 82 61 SCOTT. B, von G. MOORE, R C. Captain Manager Page Three Hundred Fifty-one A DASH CUT SHORT SCO r r. B. w.n c delphia in turning back the Tiger trio 10-7. Thayer, Sudduth, and Scott riding 1,2, and 3 respectively set a pace that was not slackened during the remainder of the season. Cornell visited West Point the following week. Before one of the biggest crowds of the year, the cadet trio rode to a 12-7 victory. On the following Saturday, Army defeated the National Guard team from Squadron " A " by a score of 13-8, In a magnificent exhibition of riding and stickwork, Sudduth set a scoring record in the Riding Hall w hen he accounted for nine of the thirteen goals, Yale and Harvard met a veteran cadet team when they appeared on successive Saturdays, Despite numerous encounters. Army had not defeated a Yale polo team since the Intercollegiates of 1930, During the first half of the game, Yale asserted her old claim to victory by establishing a sub- stantial lead over the cadets, A rally in the last chukker with accurate hitting, hard riding, and keenly sensed play gave Army the game when she eked out a 7-6 victory. Harvard had less success than " ' ale in her attempt to stop the cadets. Army won the game by a score of 15-12, al- though the ictor ' was more decisixe than the score indicates. Page Three Hundred Fifly-tim SUDDUTH TAKES ONE THROUGH Pennsylvania Military College was shut out with a score of 8-0 on the week-end of February 18th, in a game that marked the end of the indoor intercollegiate season. The following week the string of victories was broken by the officers ' team from Fort Hamilton when they nosed out the cadet team 9-7. However, the team came back to defeat a Governor ' s Island trio March 4th, 7-4. In a special game played in New ' lork, Princeton defeated Army 8-3 in their second engagement of the season. The cadets were outridden and outplayed by the same team that had gone down before them in the first home game. Although the entire first team graduated in June, Cummins, Franklin, Proctor, and Brown, J. K., remained to carry on, also some excellent ma- terial has been developed on the plebe squad . The first year team defeated the " ' ale freshmen January 21st, 10-9, the Princeton Freshmen Februarv 18th, 10-5, and Law rence ' ille on Febru- ary 25th, 9-0. FRANKLIN BROWN. J. K. Page Three Hundred Fifty-three dH I I U s, il l . 1 932 Rifle Season Www a nucleus of but two letter men from the pre ious ear the 1932 Rifle Team soon de- ' eloped into a firing organization . A new course was inaugurated which pre ents comparison of scores with those of previous years, hut the season ' s record is indicati ' e of the success attained. Army was undefeated on its own range or in collegiate circles. At the National Rifle Associa- tion Matches in Washington, Army placed third in a field of eight teams SEASON ' S RESULTS 1932 Army Opponents 1261 Essex Troop 1 236 1368 Boston College 1088 1348 New York Stock Exchange . 1324 814 Old Guard 802 2334 . . .Seventy-first Infantry. . . 2286 7125 6736 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MATCHES 8 1 4 United States Marines 813 District of Columbia N. G. No. 2. 798 . rmy 796 District cf Columbia N. G. No, I 791 New York Stock E.xchange 776 George Washington University 735 Third Cavalry 725 Maryland National Guard Page Three Hundred Fifty-four Tl lli SQb ' AD Indoor Rifle Season 1933 IN the second year of its existence the Indoor Rifle Team opened its season with great promise. As the season wore on scores showed great improvement, but such increases were not destined to continue indefinitely, for a slump came about the middle of the season and the downward trend was perceptible until the end of the season. Whether the gunmen grew stale at the game or were o ' ercome bv " buck fe ' er ' " in the sweat box has not been full ' determined. SEASON ' S RESULTS SHOULDER TO SHOULDER 1933 Army Opponents 1 340 New York University ... 1 269 1342 Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute 1332 1356 Fordham 1351 ... .Syracuse University. 1352 Mass. Institute of Technology 1352 ... .Columbia University. . . 1340 New " ' ork Stock E.xchange 1248 1252 1317 1333 1352 9433 9083 NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION LEAGUE MATCHES 1336 .. .Uni -ersity of Vermont. . . 1201 1365 Renssalaer Poly. Institute. . 1259 1330 Cornell University 1392 1352 Mass. Institute of Technology 1317 1359 University of New Hampshire 1312 Lt. MULVIHIIJ Coach Page Three Hundred Fifly-fiv Pistol MAJOR INGLIS developed a pistol team which bowed only to the New York City Police and to the Delaware Hudson Railroad Police; the latter team established a new world record of 1477 on May 21 , 1932, in a meet at West Point. The interstate and intercollegiate contest conducted by the New Jersey State Police was by far the hardest meet Army entered. Howard took third place and Mellnick sixth among the eighty-one contestants for individual honors. The team turned in a score of 1445 to take second place among the nineteen competing teams. SEASON ' S RESULTS 1933 Opponent .71st Infantry, Telegraphic. 1421 ' et. Corps Artillery, TeFgr ' c 1392 . .Xcw Jersey State Police. . 1459 Delaxxare Hudson RR . Pol . 1 467 The Old Guard 1381 Seventh Infantry 13b4 Arm ' 1436 1432 1412 1412 1440 1440 1440 1440 142Q 1429 1429 I44 ) .New " I ' ork State Police.. 1427 Pa, State Highway Patrol 1429 .... Princeton Uni versitx ' .... 1 390 . New York State Police. . . 1429 Delaware Hudson RR. Pol. 1477 . . .New York Citv Police. . . 1465 Paf.e Three Hundred Fifty-six THE MUCKERS The Muckers Athletic Club MASSIVE biceps, huge deltoids, and tremendous torsos throh with life. Steel bars, Indian clubs, a few luckless plebes and dumbbells whirl through the air as the mighty Muckers bend to the task of conditioning for the coming try-outs. A suicide squad will be selected to represent the great Muckers Athletic Club in the broom-ball games. Saturday night finds these beautiful Apollos skimming over the ice, graceful as gazelles, chasing an elusive spheroid, and hitting each other with everything but the North Sallyport. Basketball, horse shoes, tiddly winks or boxing find these mighty warriors ready for instant competition with any aggregation. Tons of flesh and thousands of ergs disappear each year as graduation takes its toll of the exalted GOATS 14, ENGINEERS 0—1933, ENOUGH SAID! THE IMMORTAL GO. TS Page Three Hundred Fi ly GAMES When Navy Blue Meets Kaydet Grey THE year l ' - ' )32 marked the resumption of official athletic relations between the Army and the Navy, an event that was heartily welcomed by both the Cadets and the Midshipmen. In spite of the unfortu- nate gap the old spirit of intense but friend- ly rivalry between the two service institu- tions has never been lost. When the two meet in an athletic contest, it ' s competition to the highest degree with no quarter asked or given. The most colorful meeting, as of old, is the Army-Navy football game. Be- fore a mighty crowd, with the Corps and the Regiment in complete and noisy attend- ance, the mascots meet to exchange senti- ments. Then with the acclaim of thou- sands mounting to the skies, the teams are on the field, and the game has started ' i i DS 01 diM iL « f ' J J . . ' •ff _f .i.-f ■■ ' ■■ §•■ ■- ■ t • f- r. r f.:-|ii-t ■ ' ft .: » ;kl .li THH ARM - TllAM Football THE Goats defeated the Engineers this year in their annual Thanksgiving Day game 14-0- Tradition has decreed that when the Goats defeat the Engineers, Army shall down the Navy, which we did, 20-0. About seventy-eight thousand people jammed every nook and cranny of Franklin Field in Philadelphia to see the service classic, in reality, the first of a series of three games that were to be played under conditions similar to those in force in 1927, when relations between the two acad- emies were severed. There have been two contests since 1927, but both were in the interests of charity. All the color and glamour of an Army-Navy game was manifest in Philadelphia on December third. The Secretary of War and the Secretary cf the Na y w ere both present w ith their parties. i, f, f ' f •1 - A f,3v « r |J6 »I I HE NAVY TEAM Page Three Hundred Fifty-nine VIDAL SCORES THE FIRST IiX CI llXn N Governor Pinchot of Pennsylvania, and a host of minor notables comprised, in part, the huge throng that clamored at the portals for entrance. The Army team did not appear on the field for its usual warming up exercises before the game. Rumor after rumor circulated among the Corps of Cadets as to the whereabouts of their repre- sentatives, but their fears were quieted when Milt Summerfelt appeared on the field just a minute before game time and ten men joined him thirty seconds later, hit the ground once, and lined up for the opening kick-off. Navy started the game with a sustained dri ' e that was halted within our own fi -e yard line. Campbell, Na -y fullback, threw a short pass to Clark that gained nearly thirty yards. Two off-tackle slants carried the ball to the fi e yard line, where the Army held and took the ball on downs. Navy received our punt and drove to the twenty yard mark, but it was their last real scoring threat all afternoon. At this point V ' idal called for a quick kick that Fields booted o er the safety man ' s head and out of bounds on the eight ard line, a kick of nearly se enty yards. In the second period. Army ad -anced the ball to within scoring distance before Vidal finally pushed across behind Tom Kilday for the first score of the game. Brown was successful in his try for point after touchdown. Chung-Hoon brightened up a dull third period with an exhibition of passing that had the cadets ' hearts in their throats. The Army line successfully checked the Hawaiian ' s attempt around the ends, but his passes were a constant threat. I tl : ' " " ' ..- ... " ' I I II K in: r GREV Page Three Hundred Sixty FRENTZEL FOLLOWS THROUOH In the fourth period, Buckler showed his heels to Na ' y tacklers time and again, when he smashed off tackle and circled the ends for substantial gains. When his attempts at the line were stopped on the 22 yard line he shot a pass o er the center of the line to Bill Frentzel who dragged a Navy tackier six yards to the goal line. Buckler ' s try for point was wide. Buckler was again instrumental in a sustained drive down the field for the third score and he culminated the drive with a sweep around end from the one vard line He kicked the point to make the total 20-0 ._ Dick King ended his intercollegiate career when he made his first appearance on the field since his injury in the Harvard game four weeks before. All was not cheer in the dressing room after the game, for with the final whistle. Major Sasse relinquished command of the Army team, and with his return to active service took with him Captain Summerfelt, Lincoln, Vidal, Fields, Armstrong, Kilday, Evans, Frentzel, MacWilliam, Elliott, Senter, Quinn, Gallagher, Harrell, ' Hall, Broshous, and Herb, all of whom graduated in June. The margin of victory was the largest since Army won by the same score in 1914. The Mule showed his heels to the Goat for the eighteenth time in thirty-three games, three of which have resulted in tie scores. The Navy has not won a game since 1921, although the game in 1927 resulted in a 21-21 tie. THE NAVY BLUE Page Three Hundred Sixty-one I I il K n I LAM Basketball ONE of the most crushing victories Na y e er scored o er an Army team in any sport was chalked up on March 4th when the powerful Middle basketball quintet lured the Cadets into their den and administered a resounding 5 1 to 24 drubbing. The game was played at Annap- olis, and gave Navy a six to four edge in the series which started in 1920. Nearly six thousand people crowded into Dahlgren Armory to witness the first Army-Navy basketball game since 1928. The battle was fought on both sides with the dash and courage which accentuates any Inter- Service game, but the large score was indicative of Navy ' s real superiority. At no time was the courage of the Army able to match the power and finish of one of Navy ' s finest teams. Navy passed better, its defense was air-tight, and its scoring punch was all there. ONE BRIGHT SPOT IN THE G. ' ME Page Three Hundred Sixly-lwo Ju THi: NA lEAM The game opened with both teams feeling the other out cautiously. Finally, Borries dropped in a short shot from under the basket and the ice was broken. Loughlin followed with a long, fiat shot that never kissed the rim, and from then on the Navy started to pile up points. Army wasn ' t holding on to the ball and couldn ' t get up enough speed to dent the Navy defense. Late in the half the Navy scoring race slowed down as substitutes trotted in, but the period ended with Army in the ruck, 30 to 12. Epler pushed one in from under the net as the second half began, but Randolph neutralized this shortly in a quick flip of a pass from Loughlin. Navy ' s regulars returned at this point and the game was settled into an eye-opening display of Loughlin ' s marksmanship. Time after time he swept through the defense, took passes, and converted with unhurried regularity. In spite of the mounting score the Army team kept trying, always pressing when it got the ball, but never being able to puncture Navy ' s tightly drawn lines. It was a one-sided result, but cleanly and bitterly fought. Na -y won because it was by far the better team, but it took its victory with the satisfaction and restraint of true sportsmanship. .AN IMPREGN, BLE FRONT DEVELOPED SINCE L. ' ST FALL Page Three Hundred Sixly-three CTIVITIES The Color Line OF all the varied activities that occupy what little time remains after military and academic duties have claimed their share, perhaps the most traditional is the Color Line. These entertainments, con- ceived and prepared in the inter als be- tween drills, not only carry on an old tradi- tion, but also add an expected touch of color to some of the long Sunday e enings during Summer Camp. They are practi- cally extemporaneous and far from elaborate; but they clearly demonstrate the character- istic enthusiasm and thoroughness with which Cadets will work and cooperate to make any Corps activity a success. li A. A ADMINISTRATION A A. Jlmuk OLSON, H L FIELDS, K. E. BRUNT FIRST CLASS OFFICERS I- RENIZEL SF1INKLE, J. G. SPARROW First Class Committees THE three A ' s of academics, athletics, and activities dominate our whole life at the Academy. We hear of the lighter side of academics through the publications; we read of the exploits of our athletic heroes in the same medium. The chronicles represent just one phase of acti ' ities but the examples are used merely to show their necessity and usefulness. All the administrative and recreational functions are carried out by the committees among the Corps. Fortunately the officers and cadets are beginning to realize the importance of activities and the support is becoming more encouraging every year. ELECTION COMMITTEE Paf,e Three Hundred Sixly-six KLEITZ MUNDELL SILLS BONNER HINE FIELDS, K. E. DOWNING. LINCOLN. T.J. B, PARK. R. G ' MALLEY LARSON FULLER. W. H, G. HONOR COMMITTEE HAIL to the Honor Committee of 1 33 for ha ing the loresii ht and good sense to print the accepted ruling on all minor points of honor. This action is the ideal solution for the prob- lem of dealing with the many pe rplexing little questions that crop up in the routine of Cadet life. In effect, it will save the sage counsel of the Committee for the more weighty problems that it is called upon to solve. A palm to the Committee of the Corps whose duty it is to help us " better maintain the Honor of the Corps untarnished and unsullied. " WEBSTER. H, E. BONNER HUNTER, F P. McMORROW FIELDS. K. E. WATTERS, J.E. BAUMER BOARD OF GOVERNORS Page Three Hundred Sixly-seven LADUE. BELLICAN, HENR ' . H. T.. JONES, B. DeW., BRIDGEWATER. POWERS. G. T.. SHINBERGER. BLRKHALTER, KAESSER RING COMMITTEE THAT crest is wearing off, Bill! That 1933 is almost obliterated. Remember the Ring Hop with Alice — the way we filled out the extra inch in the chests of our Full Dress coats " Reminiscences of thirty years ago. Behind it all stands the Ring Committee which has unspar- ingly spent hours in selecting the class crest and seeing to all the minute details during that three year period before we finally received the coveted rings. Our appreciation of the Ring Com- mittee is not of the back-slapping N ' ariety It is, rather, deep thanks mo ing slow ly down through the vears. |l GRAY, D W. HENRY. F.S. MESSERSMITH BRIDGEWATER BE. NS STARBIRD TURNER. R. A. BL. NDFORD BECK. T. H. EQUIPMENT COMMITTEE Page Three Hundred Sixty-eight THAYER. C. W. GRAHAM. W . 5. CADET LECTURE COMMITTEE SHINBERGER THE character of the ' . M. C. A. meetings has undergone a complete change during the past year, even to the extent that the name of the executive group has been changed from the Y. M. C. A. Council to the Cadet Lecture Committee. Under the energetic leadership of C. W. Thayer, this committee instituted a series of Sunday evening lectures which has aroused the interest of the Corps anew; and given the cadets the opportunity to hear of the affairs in the worlds of business, adventure, art, .science, and politics from the people who are leaders in each. In the past, Sunday night meant a grim Plebe crowd, in attendance by persuasion rather than by choice. In contrast, the present day audience is made up of the enthusiastic Corps in its entirety, together with most of the families of the Post. Too much praise cannot be given the members of 1933 whose ability to get what they want has made these talks possible. Warden L.E.L.MVES, BR. DFORD WASHBURN. Maj.Geti. J.G.HARBORD. MAURICE HINDUS. COUNT VON LUCKNER Maj .Gen. Wm . N . HASKELL SOME REPRESENTATIVE SPEAKERS Page Three Hundred Si.vly-nine RUMSEI ' PEDERSEK ROWLEIN REEVES, V. deLESDERNIER ASHMAN MATHESON.J D Lt. RANDALL FOOTE. S. W. CHESS CLUB A never ending source of curiosity to the outsiders and an integral part of Cadet life; that ' s the endless pacing of the Birds. Ever since the first day in Plebe Math when a well- known instructor said something about having to walk " that a-reah! " if we weren ' t careful, that gravel rectangle has intrigued us all. Obviously it has meant more to some than to others. Like the penance of the monks (though far from being self-inflicted), the area brings a host of human reactions into play. Repentance, resolve, resignation, complete indifference, and even bitterness, all come to the surface during the course of a dreary afternoon. However, in the end, nature triumphs; and physical weariness brings the only result — a healing sle ep. HOLMES, A A. (2), HALE, E. J. (1). WAGSTAFF (1), KING, R. T, (2), SCHMELZER (1), DOUGLAS (1). THA1ER, C. W, (2), MUNDELL (b). BECK, T. A, (2), HARRIS, W. A, (1). LUTZ (I), WEBSTER, H, E (I), FREDENDAL (2) , DUE (1). NEELY, R. B. ( ), MATTESON, R. L. (1), BEANS, R. H. (1), CARD (1), SKINNER (2), BURKHALTER (J), SCHULL (1), HERB (1) CHAPMAN, E. A. (1), JONES, C, L. (D.JOHNSON, H, K. (2). PHILLIPS (1), SIGNER (1), HARRISON, C F. (2), PRICE, J. C. (7). MASON, L. A. (I), EHLEN (6), SMITH, D. V. (2V FR. NKLIN (I), CARROLL, P. T. (7) , VERS. ' XCE (2),JIMINEZ (2) AREA BIRDS Page Three Hundred Seventy A. A. A. DRAMATICS A. Dialectic Society EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND DEPARTMENT HEADS McGREW President MARSHALL. E D Vice-President DOWNING. W. A Secretars ' GOWEN Business Manager RATCLIFFE Stage Manager DAHLEM Electricity IHOMPSON. W H Scenery JOHNSON. H. K Program Editor IHOMPSON. R P Costumes BO.MNER Properties FLECKENSTEIN Curtains Pae,e Three Hundred Sevenly-livo THE GRAND FINALE " As You Were " THE lOOTH NIGHT SHOW OF 1Q33 AH, that one is forced to write sparingly of that astounding, much-commented-upon Hun- dredth Night Show " As " ' ou Were, " is indeed distressing. The praise-laden pen of the re ' ie ver strains to set down the laudations due this magnum opus, hut space dictates only a brief synopsis, and so on to a quick glance at this startling drama of Cadet life in the gay ' 70 ' s. The play opens with a conclave of dry-throated future generals sitting in the ta ern of Benny Havens and engaging in pleasant banter with Lizzie, his daughter, and the barmaid Fanny, a lovely thing. Then with a rush the drama begins to mellow as Ferdinand Files, the answer to the T. D. ' s prayers, recites a tale of rejected love by one Agatha Wentworth, the niece of Major ' ardson, the immediate director of all Little Kaydet destinies She has spurned Files for a Page Three Hundred Sevenlv-three THE BEER BARONS titled English blighter, Lord Shallowbottom. Ah, what a setting for the introduction of the motif of the opus! Dan Pendleton, who has been exposed to enough feminine teachers to believe that he has learned, presents a plan designed to make the innocent Cadet the master of the in- triguing females. The plan is received with enthusiasm, after the persuasive antics of Jacob Cavendish Hoe 111, alias " Slow-trot, " who is a gentleman of poise and strong language. With an eye to training his henchmen in the necessary modes of dominating the opposite sex, Dan introduces a bevy of young lady hash-carriers into the cadet Salle a Manger. The despair they bring to Billy, overlord of the mess, is intense. With their arrival, the plot begins to thicken and boil, and Cupid, with mean aim, shoots many a romantic arrow. Jake, despite his cool treatment of Susie, a waitress of charm and persistence, still holds her love. Lord Shallowbottom cultivates a taste for Fanny ' s quips. Captain Yulose of the Tactical Department takes a fatherly interest in the waitresses and Major Yardson worries about his cadets. Agatha ogles and angles for Dan and she, chafing from disdain, tells her uncle of a ren- dezvous at Benny ' s, and the Tacs descend on the place. All are caught and a court-martial faces them, for in those days a cadet was a regulated prohibitionist. The situation is black, but Jake brightens it by intimidating Captain ' ulose, uho is to be prosecuting attorney. The Captain has secretly trained a waitresses ' hockey team! Then through a series of amusing incidents the Major is forced to drop the case against the young men for they gently threaten to expose certain Cadet faux pas to the editor of the " Social Customs. " Page Three Hundred Seventy-four . BIM. ' l ' AXO HIS W ' MTRESSES AGATHA AND THE MAJOR And thus the play draws to a jubilant climax with June in the offing, the Duke and Fanny con- templating connubial bliss, and Agatha safe in the arms of Ferdinand. (Life with Dan would have been too difficult.) The show was replete with bright spots of swift-moving, witty dialogue, rhythmic, fast tunes and soft sweet melodies, outlandish comedy skits, and clever dancing. Eckhardt as Jake, Adams as the Duke, Pritchard as Files, and McGrew as Dan gave remark- ably fine performances and tramped behind the footlights like seasoned veterans; while Diefendorf as the Major and Bishop as Captain Yulose gave highly amusing if expurgated interpretations of the Tactical Department. Finkenaur as Fanny, Godwin as Agatha, Milton as Susie, and Weaver as Lizzie, flirted, sang, and loved with a feminine touch that was hilarious and apt. Downing and Ryder presented numerous clever dance ensembles. Marshall, Stark, and Lt. Egner wrote the music for the production and in our humble esti- mation it was the best yet of a Cadet show. The settings, designed by Thompson, W.H., Frame, and Divine, were far more elaborate than any previously attempted and were beautifully done. Captain Barber, acting as officer in charge, was an understanding and diligent supervisor. The script came from the nimble pens of Dan McGrew and John Benner and if it lacked in unity and coherence it had an abundance of emphasis. The entire production was directed and staged by McGrew, who carried off the difficult task of acting and producing at the same time with a success that hints of a future on the etat-major. THE GOLD TOOTt 1 Anderson DRAGS AND THEIR HEROES , Ryder, Clark, Marshall. Rogers Page Three Hundred Sevenly-five n lU STAGE CREW Stage and Construction Crews UNDER the omnipresent " Boss " Ratcliffe, Simon Legree of the stage crew, the special troops worked for months before " D " Day planning and gathering all the necessary supplies and equipment. Ten days before the show, work began on the actual position. The gym was a hive of activity as the sweaty Plebe stevedores struggled up with scenery, properties, and electrical equipment. In a surprising fashion order grew out of chaos under the direction of the various Department heads. Gray and his rigging crew put Tarzan to shame, swinging from girder to girder. Bonner marshaled everything from a beer mug to a stable of horses (one horse, wood); and Dahlen was happy in a mass of electrical equipment with his pride and joy — the switchboard. Fleckenstein ' s curtain hid a multitude of sins: and the realism of the scenes was enhanced by the costumes that Thompson, R, P.. tied, pinned, stitched, and riveted on his actors. THOMPSON. W. H. l). HLl.x BONNER THOMPSON. R. P. FLECKENSTEIN SH.AUCH.M;, DEPARTMENT HEADS IN CONFERENCE Page Three Hundred Sevenly-six MARSHALL. E. D. DOWNING, W A. RATCLIFFE FLECKENSTEIN Color Line Committee -ov EACH summer, as the dry days and sultry nights trail one another in rather weary procession, many ot the manoeu er- eary, range-broken Kaydets watch, with a deal of glee in their hearts, the frivolous skits presented at the Color Line entertainments. These impromptu — e en with two weeks of after-drill practice — theatricals, while of a recognizable barnyard character, bring much refreshing merriment to amusement-hungry men. This past summer, the Color Line skits were ably super ised by V. A. Downing, and this bushy-haired old showman arranged se -eral jolly Sunday evenings. Some of them were so jolly that there were resulting reverberations from the calamity caused. An extraordinarily adept group of Plebes with pent- I up theatrical urges found time to do a Color Line that was no end enter- taining and the ' earlings forsook their red comfort- ers long enough to evoke a few honest belly-laffs with a Schweidel " mellerdram- mer " about the oft -sung antics of nati ' e Kentucky mountain folk. Indeed, many a chuckle breaks out as one recalls memories of the summer ' s ctTtertainments; and it may be said, without the usual --- reser ations, that the efforts were commendable ■ additions to the Color Line traditions. ■ r- . MIKKELSON, JONES. B. DeW., BISHOP, STILLMAN Lt. PEOPLES. CLARKE, E. M . ROGERS. W. L,. BARTELLA, RUMSEY, BRUNT TIORE, SCH. ' XFER. CH. ' MvlPION. CLOUD, SPEISER, DUELL, MARSHALL, E. D . W. TTERS, P. R. IF one listened only to the stay-at-home cadets, he would believe that the Cadet Orchestras ' main purpose in life is to disturb peaceful afternoon sleepers with dissonant practicing from the Recreation tent during summer camp and from the Second Class Club during the academic year. In reality the orchestra is a fine group of musicians — most of them having had previous experience with college orchestras. Needless to say these men always give a good performance at the Color Lines and in the Hundredth Night Show. The latter production aKays brings them very much to the fore because they not only fill a regular part in the show, but also attend to the difficult task of soothing the audience ' s ner ' es while the scene shifters are going whole heartedly about their demolition and reconstruction in the rear areas. However, to really appreciate the orchestra at its best one must be one of the so-called in- veterate snakes who like to dance away the bleak Saturday or Sunday afternoons of the winter. Unhampered by the formality of the Saturday evening hop, the orchestra puts out such harmony and rhythm that even the " elephants " feel the urge to " shag. " For four years Brunt and his trumpet have filled an important place in the orchestra both in routine and solo work, while Bishop has been a master at the drums. Ted Marshall certainly deserves a lot of credit for having gi en us such a splendid orchestra. ORCHESTRA l. -MA I Page Three Hundred Sei enty-eight A. A A S O C I A L A A. BLANCHARD, R. M. 1 lUMSBtRR ' l SKIWlfR NUEL ' l , R B Hop Managers SATURDAY night — and the grind of cadet life gives way to an interlude of glamour — the Cadet Hop at Cullum. " Ooh, is that man with the red sash the Commandant? " " Naw, Sugar, that ' s jest one o ' them hop managers. " " K4iss Garbo, may I present Mr. Joshua Jones " Here they are — the Sidney Sleeks of the hop floor; the flaming geniuses who design and laboriously e.xecute the lavish decorations in the gym; the perfidious souls who conceal hop cards from their trusting comrades: the men with the Presidential handshake who are ever present when one desires a little monopoly on the O. A. O., but who are always missing when one wants an introduction to that " Iax. " What bears us up through the drab drudgery of the week? — only the anticipation of a Hop — and what is a Hop without a Hop manager " How do you do! Page Three Hundred Eighly MRS. H. P. ROGERS. Cadet Hostess Page Three Hundred Eighty-one CXDIIT CHAPEL SLNDA l- SCHiXlL 1 LI ACl ILRS Sunday School Teachers THE Cadet Chapel and the Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teachers have the good fortune of being able to work with the children of the Post, under the supervision of the respective chaplains. Besides teaching the children for an hour each Sunday morning, they assist at the annual picnics and the Christmas and Lenten ser ices. The system of having cadet teachers has proved very successful since its inception some ten years ago as the increased attendance at both schools demonstrates. Not only do the children study harder than they would otherwise, but they actually look forward with enthusiasm to their Sunday morning meeting with their cadet friends. CATHOLIC SUNDA " - SCHOOL TEACHERS Page Three Hundred Eifhly-nio . IHb(.:ADbl (HAPbL CHOIR 77? Choirs ABOVE the habitual quiet of C. Q., one becomes conscious of an unusual stir. There is a scuffle of feet and a confused murmur of voices in the area below. Suddenly the sounds are hushed and there is a momentary silence. Then without preliminary a hundred or so strong masculine voices break forth in song. As the rhythmic swing of the " The Corps " rises on the crisp air of this Sunday evening in February, something reaches deep into the cadet heart and stirs up emotions that many seemingly more momentous events cannot touch. To most of us this traditional but unofficial concert by the Cadet Chapel Choir upon its return from an annual trip to New York is sufficient cause for its existence. In its official role this organization of songsters, under the efficient direction of Mr. Mayer, furnishes the foundation for the Cadet Chapel services. The Catholic Chapel Choir is a much smaller group, but its members maintain the same high standards and perform an integral part of the Catholic scr ices. ' wry iy ' y " I rn . 1 ' « ,i r iS h sr 1b d i ' -ti .XiHOLIC c:H. Phl. CIIUIK Page Three Hundred Eighty-three Camp Illumination Committee THE tradition surrounding the annual festi ' al of Camp illumination springs from the gala Feu de Joie held in honor of the birth of the Dauphin of France by the garrison at West Point in the year 1782. General Washington and his lady, accompanied by the flower of colonial society sailed up the Hudson to Fort Clinton to assist in this magnificent celebration. In this 150th anniversary year of that first Illumination, the Corps, soothed and guided by the nimble yet ofttimes errant intellects of Dan McGreu- and Paul Gowen, donned the brocade and wigs of their forefathers and prepared to frolic ' neath the leafy-topped shakiness of a slightly tipsy colonnade. This transplanted and begarlanded forest stood ready to arbor the assembled courtiers and their fair guests when dear old Jupiter Pluvius, who hadn ' t worn a frown in days, clouded up in the rather expected fashion, and soon our pseudo-natural pavilion was awash. The advent of the torrent made it necessary to hold the grand bail in Cullum, and there the sweltering swains and their languishing ladies celebrated the most colorful and hottest Camp Illumination in manv a long ear. (Seorgc XJPaihln tcn an bis Xabv accompanied by (be flowtr of colonial locUtj 5alU6 up (be " Jludson (o (Eamp iriln(on one hunirei ani flf(y years ago. an» (bete nea(b (be leafr-(oppe6 beau(y of a raajnlflcenl colona»e. cclcbra(cd (be blr(b of (be Taupbln of 7rance. Touis Will. On (be nlsb( of ■2 u9U5[ 2 . " (b (b« Corps of to6£(5 will re-llve (ba( aiiclen( 7eu ie 3oU. and in an almospbere of colonial grandeur commcmora(« (be 150(b anniversary of Camp Tlluminadon. Will you not follow (be sleps of our forefalbers anb celebrale (be gaye(y of (ba( evening? Page Three Hundred Eighty-four A PUBLICATIONS A. JOHNSON, H. K BAUMER VAN WA ' OTTO. S. E. EDITORIAL STAFF THOMPSON, R P The Howitzer THE STAFF presents its finished work, the Howitzer of Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-three, We have labored long and hard to produce this volume. We have made it an instantaneous sort of a mirror in which ue have hoped to catch and hold a little of that fleeting spirit that has been with us during four years at West Point. If in the pages of this book you can once again feel the real spirit of cadet days — not a grandiloquent flare of glamour and glory — but a touch DUNN.C G Biography Editor OTTO, S E. Editor-in-Chief D. HLEN Photographic Edit Page Three Hundred Eighty-six WHELIHAN GILLONI BLANDFORD SHIELDS BUSINESS STAFF WILLIAMS. J. E. of the homely, a memory of the customs, the everyday practices, all the many little things peculiar to cadet life, then we have succeeded in our self-appointed task. With the appointment of the Howitzer Board, the nucleus around which the Staff organization ■was built, work began on the ' 33 Howitzer in January 1932. Throughout the Spring and Sum- mer of that year preliminary work and organization went on and by Fall a tangible plan had taken form. As the Autumn turned to Winter, the Office was a busy place during the long after- noons. Finally, as Spring came around again there was a final grand rush, and gasping a little WHELIHAN rculation Manager BLANDFORD Business Manager WILLIAMS, J E Advertising Manager Page Three Hundred Eighty-seven HARRIS. B. T MEYER, R. J. TYSON MOORMA HARRISON. C. F. RICHARDSON. V, H. COMPANY ' REPRESENTATIVES BRIDGEWATER MILLER, A. we have watched order grow out of chaos under the experienced guidance of our Printer. The Staff deserves a great deal of credit for its cheerful and untiring work. Dahlen pursued every Corps Squad and activity directing Mr. Wielert in his search for photo- graphs. His results speak for themseU ' es. Dunn managed with much persistence and many threats and promises to round up the biography sketches. Thompson raided many an " A " hook for his snapshots of Class History. Any rumor. ho e ' er slight, was enough to set him on SPARROW Associate Editor EDWARDS, M. O. Organization Page Three Hundred Eighly-eiolu . W INKLh SQUIRL HE ' lNL ANDERSON BONDLL " ) l. RDI HUBhR CR ' lSTAL HILLS J T COS FAIN T NK SECOND CLASS STAFF the trail of an elusive snapshot subject and he never stopped until he had run it to earth and in- spected it. Edwards coordinated a varied staff of writers in recording the academic and military organization of the Corps, and proved himself second only to Thompson in the matter of snapshot stealing for his section on Field Training. Johnson kept a string of managers on their toes for records of each sport as the Seasons closed. He has presented a detailed account of Army Sports for the Season of 1932-33. Baumer drew on his store of contemporaneous knowledge gleaned in his many wanderings through the Corps to set down an interesting record of Corps Activities JOHNSON, H, K Managing Editor BAUMER Activities Page Three Hundred Eighty-nirxe GOODWIN WAUGH, R R, ORTH. R C. SCHREEDER LIPSCOMB GODWIN. D.S. SEGRIST DE MASI MOCK BALLUFF REECE KIMBALL. W L. SMITH, R. B. SMITH. E. M. KEMPER TW ' ITCHELL PHELAN THIRD AND FOURTH CLASS STAFF The business staff was faced with a real problem in making ends meet financially during such a year as this has been. However, they have done their work in spite of all difficulties, and car- ried through to a successful conclusion. Williams worked with commendable energy scouring advertising directories and exerting his persuasive powers. From September until February he was to be foLind at the office any time WEBSTER, HE CILLON Copy Advertising Manager SHIELDS Office Manager Page Three Hundred Ninety J. THE SHOP until first call tor supper. Whelihan supervised his circulation crew with an efficiency that has made extra copies hard to find. Gillon has been an excellent liaison officer between the make-up men and the advertisers; and Shields qualified as a first rate quartermaster in the procurement and maintenance of supplies , The Company representatives performed their tasks with an enthusiasm that brought results and every other member of the staff cheerfully took care of anything he was asked to do. We have been aided beyond measure by the professional advice and services of Mr. Weilert of White ' s Studio, Mr. Peter Gurwit of Jahn and Oilier Engraving Co., Mr. William L. Schilling, of The Schilling Press. HENDERSON Humor Editor Page Three Hundred Ninety-one TRIPP HENRI, HT. ROIAL.J.M. ME ' iER, R. D. BRL ' XT CH. PM. X GRETSER HAIN GIFFIN TURNER, R A. O ' MALLEY THE STAFF The Pointer THE POINTER completes this June its tenth year as the official publication of the Corps of Cadets. From an humble beginning in 1923 it has progressed steadily and today stands in the front rank of college publications, an extraordinary record when the editorial and financial disadvantages under vvhich the staff must operate are considered. The magazine has always been primarily a humor publication, all quizzical eyebrows to the contrary. Its humor is distinctly flavored with the cadet outlook and so colored with cadet slang that it is often unintelligible to an outsider, but it does catch the typical cadet spirit, and that is all it needs to do. The Pointer is not without its serious, and even its intellectual side, however. HENRY, H, T. Managing Editor Page Three Hundred . inely-tu ' o VAN NOSIRUM WARD. N. P. BUEHLER EDSON WHI IE, J W. WEITZEL, G.J. SEAMAN MOORMAN, F. W. CRYSTAL BROWN. S L JOHNSON. C E. ROGERS. W. L. GARY, J B. DONOGHUE. J H SHUCK. GRIFFITH SECOND CLASS STAFF Editorially it has always advocated all measures uhich would work to the efficiency of the Acad- emy and the perpetuation of its traditions, and has on numerous occasions ascended to the more rarefied spheres of literary endeavor, both in prose and poetry. The Pointer is not an organ for the expression of Corps opinion, as are many college publica- tions. It conceives its mission to be that of a portrayer of cross sections of cadet life — with generous splashes of the grind mixed with the glamour. It does this by its art work, its editorials, and, above all, by its clean humor. Good taste and propriety are by-words of Pointer policy. But the editorial uork is only a unit in the task of publishing a magazine, a work which would be worthless except for the Circulation and Business details. An efficient Circulation department works endlessly to keep all outside subscriptions properly filled, a job which is complicated by TURNER, R. A. Business Manager ( )M.ALLE1 ' .Advertising Manager Page Three Hundred Sirxety-three TROUr KRAMER. A JACOBSON CHILDS CLIFTON GNUSCHKE FISHER, H G BRISTOR HARRIS, E M SMITH, E. M. HEROLD. W, L. YARBOROUGH. W, P, SPENCER MURPHY. D, J HICKMAN. J. W. LONG. J. V. BAYNES LEMLEY THIRD AND FOURTH CLASS STAFF the wide ranges of the earth to which the Pointer travels and the constant shifting of Army people. The lamented Depression has made the lot of the Business and Advertising managers no bed of roses, but they have carefully maintained a balanced budget and a well-kept advertising section in the book — without which the Pointer could not go on. The Editors believe that a small, well co-ordinated staff of interested men can put out a more interesting and artistic magazine than can a large group of loosely controlled contributors. Hence the book this year has largely been the product of a few minds and hands, but the desire behind the work was to give the Corps a readable and interesting interlude to barracks life. Everyone can ' t be satisfied, but the 1Q32-33 Staff at least is nearh — if not quite — satisfied with its efforts. ROYAL, J. M. Executive Editor RAFF ation Managei Page Three Hundred Ninely-four BLANDFORD WHELIHAN HENRY, H T, Christmas Card Committee THIS year ' s Christmas Card Committee wondered just how the Corps stood on the Christmas and Valentine Card idea. Of course they had heard plenty of complaints during other Christmas and Valentine seasons, but they weren ' t positive whether it was the loud braying of a few men or if it was the smouldering dissatisfaction of the majority of the men. Result — a questionnaire sent out long before the Committee ' s approved solution had even been dreamed of. The Corps wanted one and only one card and they wanted a good one which quantity buying could bring down to a reasonable price. The cards came out — splendid examples of the engraver ' s art — and all the Plebes and two- thirds of the upperclassmen were satisfied. That represents complete success in the Corps. But we are forgetting the fond parents, the best girl and the next to the best, our Senators and our Congressmen, our relatives and friends who have alv ays wished us well. They were pleased by a greeting from us and in their appreciation, the Christmas and Valentine Card Committee may feel the satisfaction of a difficult job well done. Page Three Hundred Ninety-five MILLER, R. B DARB " )- COSTAIN GIBB, F W. THE BOARD Bugle Notes ASK a Plebe if he knows everything contained in his copy of " Bugle Notes " and he ' ll stare in consternation; hut mention the " Plebe Bible. " and a great light dawns. This little booklet is the cadet ' s guide, his answer-box, and his constant companion during the manv lonelv days of his first trying year at West Point. With its aid he is able to rattle off a host of information which seems to be so vital to the Upperclass peace of mind. The football cheers and songs, the customs and traditions of the Corps, the history and significance of every part of West Point; and the lines whose only designation is " poop " : — all this and more can be found within the covers of the Plebe Bible. The book is published annually by the Bugle Notes Staff. It serves as a West Point hand book, and contains all of the varied knowledge that goes to make up the background of cadet life. How vivid are the memories of those too few idle moments during Beast Barracks, when we pored over every word! Will any of us ever forget the meals when in fear and trembling we faltered over those justly famous opinions and classical masterpieces in whose retention every cadet, present and past, feels a common bond. Beast Barracks would most certainly have lacked a very integral part of its training without the " Plebe Bible " " Thev are all fickle but one, sir, and she ' s damned indifferent ' " A. A. A. UNDERCLASSES A A. . HICjGIN STONE. W ROBINSON. O. B, SECOND CLASS OFFICERS The Class of 1934 MEN are reminded that the standing of the present writer, who is by nature and choice as remote from academic respect as he is from the first section, enables him to dash off a few lines of — interest, let us say, to the second class public without any such sacrifice of dignity and distinction, such risks from hostile criticism as a recognized authority (i.e., one of Coach Parrel ' s boys) would have had to incur. " Now go on with the story. The history of thirty-four is a story of poignant memories — memories which will never slip our minds though our heads be anointed with the most unctuous of " Flunky Butt. " Now, do join me in an orgy of sweet, silent thought; let us summon up remembrances of things past; let us go in a group, not back to the days when there were three C. E. Johnsons among us, TOTTEN.J. w. PHELAN THROCKMORTON B.-XIRD.J. N. THIRD CLASS OFFICERS CUMMINGS. S. F. AD. MS. J, Pai!,f Three Hundred Ninety-nine m m j ' - -% r SECOND CLASS. FIRST SIX COMPANIES but hack to that glorious June Week of 1932. We were happy. Our joy could not have been counterfeited w ith a cold soul, it was genuine — real. The plain was as green as we were soon to find ourselves, the skies were as blue as we weren ' t. In fact, we were piping Furlo. It came we went. Figuring that two Furlo moons were better than one and that the lassies would be doubly charming, many of us dashed into New York City and set about adapting ourselves to a liquid diet, and of course there are those who didn ' t. Into various vicinities we rambled, and in arious uays we spent the summer and our pittances from the treasury. Some of the boys got engaged and some didn ' t; some acted the parts of fools and others didn ' t ha ' e to act; but all of us returned on time with the exception of one little chap whose " Plebe Bible " misinformed him The familiar ditty " Why did you do it? " greeted his ears and the scissors greeted his chevrons. So we returned for the rest of the course to observe that our mothers through the endea ' ors of Mrs. Mary E. Borden, grandmother of thirty-four ' s Tom Hayes, had presented us with a beautiful clock. We were deeply appreciative for the gift and could think of nothing more appro- priate. We looked about and noted that the Academic Department had assisted our " get-acquainted campaign " by reducing our numbers somewhat, but we tackled the Department with a will and observed anew the intellectual difficulties of some of the classmates and the star-bearing pro- clivities of others. We dipped into Surveying a bit, and received a smattering of Chemistry. And by the way, if during the year you at one time or another noticed a lack of that sparkling wit and humor so inherent in the class of thirty-four, it was, perhaps, because we had been ex- changing views with our Chemistry P ' s and our heads were fearfully empty. Other things soon popped up to claim their share of our interests, such as Football, the Body- Beautiful Squad, and elections, both class and presidential. The results of both elections were commendable indeed, and President Jim Walsh assures us that the Plebes will be sounding off " Sir, the cold beverages for this meal are beer and water " by the time we ' re table commandants. Oh yes, lest we forget, Sammy Luttrell " also ran. " Several of thirty-four who succeeded in adapting themseh-es to civilian garb during the sum- Page Four Hundred . W W ' f|i i ' l i il IP III f lf ) " mM mmmmr SECOND CLASS, LAST SLX COMP, NlES mer found themselves on the C, E. squad, something new under the West Point sun. Willie Moorman ' s poem concerning the matter is an epic — the verse you 11 ever read. A great football season was ours to enjoy, and after two years of waiting we saw the bright blue of old Eli fade into a deep indigo of despair and John Harvard crushed as never before by our heroic gold-helmeted laddies. And thirty-four, in the person of T. T. Brown, Kopsack, Jablonsky, P. E. Johnson, Lawlor, Winn, and Gooch, had a good bit to do with it all . So passed a season that made grid history. Then the Christmas writs were upon us. Our faces on the 28th of August were no longer than the surveying writs and these Yuletide reviews were by no means short. One and all soon had their Phil of technical mechanics, and the Chem writs — well, they said West Point would be hard. Came the Yule and some of us departed these stern gray walls for a bit of a lea ' e — others, the T. D. ' s favorites and the No se boys remained to grace the local social functions and to play O. C, O. D,, Santa Claus, and keen files to the Plebes. Then arrived those traditional dark days and each man and his gloommate settled down to the Academic grind, and found diversion in trotting o er to the Gym on Saturday to see our own T. A. (Nature in the raw is seldom mild,) McCrary turn his opponents every way but loose; and to view the work of our aquatic stars, the flaxen-haired Bunker and Maury, and the little Grif th boy who knows all the dives as a good Second Classman should. (These and subsequent names were drawn out of a raincap cover. If yours is not among them, look for it on the class roster which should follow this light snack of illiterature.) Hillis and his hardwood court rabble performed to our satisfaction, while Hockey, Boxing, Gym. Polo, and whatnot likewise featured men of thirty-four. Thus passed the days of winter and 100th Night dropped in on us in less time, it seemed, than you could shake a pointer at. And here we are — the most exclusi " e group in the Academy — with the Tactical Department continuing to enhance our knowledge of cons and tours and the Department of Drawing teaching us contours. We await the Virginia trip in the hope that the first class are properly prepared to recite when they tell us its a better bet than Furlo, We also harbor the hope that being a First Classman will be somewhat as we imagined it those many moons ago, when we were in military swaddling clothes, so to speak, and the Beast Detail was shaping us on the wheel. At all events, men, let there be no harsh feelings when most of us be- come big shots and some of us don ' t. Pa ' e Four Hundred One THIRD CLASS. FIRST SIX COMPANIES The Class of 1935 WHAT ages have elapsed since that almost-forgotten July 1 when we arrived at West Point to begin our four years " preparation for whatever might lie before us! We now feel ourselves almost eligible to be called full-fledged West Pointers. In our minds, if not in those of some other people, " Yearling year began with our mo e to camp before June Week. Of course, there was still that final week of intensive training, but it didn ' t matter, because always there was, just around the corner, that great event in our lives — Recog- nition. And then at last it came! We ' d heard that there were two great moments in a cadet ' s life — Recognition and Graduation. But it seems that Graduation must be an anti-climax, if the memory of that other moment still abides Viith us. Then began that period called yearling deadbeat. But, as one of our tacs said. " Gentlemen, this used to be yearling deadbeat " — merely poetic license. Pop. We quickly discoxered, to our distinct annoyance, that, though we rose at seven and had most of the afternoons and evenings off, parade inspections, meal inspections, and all the rest, with their resultant demerits, were going on with disturbing regularity. Soon the new plebes entered, and some of us had the opportunity of looking them over and comparing them with ourselves a year before. And then v.e realized how much our class changed in that year — how, instead of three hundred-odd individuals, we were now a class, a unit with a strong spirit holding us together. All too soon, we thought, the first class came back. But we soon decided that they should never have gone away as far as we were concerned — then perhaps deadbeat would have been a reality. We looked on enviously as they went on week-end and fishing leaves and thought with anticipation of the time, two years hence, when we would be able to go and dblTI-ceVvise. " A bull, gentlemen. And why? — Just because he squeezed the trigger! " That saying rang in our ears many a time at the rifle range in the course of the summer. And the second is like unto it — " Just squeeze so you don ' t know when it ' s going off. Recite the definition of leather or something to yourself " — remember those bobbers? And cannoneers posting all over the plain, and kaydets attempting to post all o ' er the ri ding hall to the tune of " Cross stirrups. Slow- trot, Ho-o-o-o-w, " and so forth. Page Four Hundred Tiuo IP " " THIRD CLASS, LAST SLX COMPANIES Delafield was a pretty popular place with yearlings during the summer, with its divers beau- ties. And of course we have memories of canoe trips on the river, rambles in the hills, hops at Cullum, and last but by no means least, the femmes who wondered if the rock would really fall, but never tried to find out. At last we shouldered our packs and went off to Round Pond, most of us being officially killed on the way. Butnevertheless, in that case, there were se ' eral hundred corpses floating about and disporting themselves in the waters of Round Pond that afternoon. Strangely enough, it didn ' t rain at Popolopen. And then, every evening, those critiques — - " Now, about that horse, " as someone said. ., ' On our return to camp, preparations for Camp Illumination commenced in earnest — we even planted. trees for the big celebration. And then it rained. All those Colonial costumes looked right at home in Cullum, but the Indians and Dan ' l Boones were a little out of place. When we couldn ' t put it off any longer, we tried to settle down to our great pile of textbooks so generously provided by the government. At first it was pretty hard to get back to such prosaic matters as Alexander ' s wars, but the first week ' s " D " list in history brought us back to earth with a thump. So we soon got more or less into the swing of this, our " Yearling year. Football games helped to break the monotony of things, especially when we saw Buckler, Edwards, Stillman, Stancook, and Simons out on the field playing for Army. But, like all good things, it finally came tc an end, leaving the spotlight to general reviews. That long-awaited ' Christmas leave dragged around at last, but found a great number of us staying at the Point, for one reason or another, a couple of days at least. However, what there was of it was pretty wonderful — just a teaser, though. And then, right after we returned, that awful " gloom period " set in. All we could think about was furlough, approaching, it seemed, on leaden feet, .■ At last, though, came Hundredth Night, and the sun emerged from hibernation, bringing with it the necessity of wearing a dress coat under the overcoat at reveille — or a collar, anyway . Now we ' re palpitating on the brink of that so-called " snare and delusion " — furlough. And every night after supper the cry " Yea, furlo-o-o- " resounds through the areas, to the boundless disgust of those who are not to have one It may actually be a snare and adelusion, but we aim to find out for ourselves. Sometime late ne.xt August, you may ask us and we ' ll tell you all about it! Page Four Hundred Three FOURTH CLASS. FIRST SIX COMP. VNIES 77? Class of 1936 ONCE upon a time there were some Plebes who had entered the Military Academy in 1932 — July 1st to be exact — members of that notorious class of 1936. As I recollect, it was a hectic year for any and all fourth classmen. Rain no end, countless demerits, severe academics; well they re still talking about it. But that ' s ahead of our story. The first day was Friday, a bad day to start anything and it was a three hundred and thirty day dri e till Recognition. The bark of the yearlings greeted our ears through the sallyport like the snarls of an enraged canine. Then came that first noon meal, drill, another ordeal in the mess hall, and so to bed. The first reveille was a nightmare, then drill, perspiration, lunch (another one of those meals), work, dinner, dusk, taps — and it all fades into memory. But all in all it was a great week v ith the yearlings. Race, chase, excitement, with them as thrilled as we were. We wore a beaten trail in the cement walk on the way to the Cadet Store, drawing this and that. Each article was different, each a surprise package. Naturally all this had to end. One morning found the " Beast Detail " packing. Trucks drove into the area and the comrades, with their earthly possessions, disappeared into the gray morning. We were alone. No sound stirred the air except the Tower Clock, dolefully donging out the hours. All was calm and peaceful for an hour. Then came the First Class Detail. Armed with the might and confidence of a thorough " poop " sheet, they took charge. Close order drill, instruction in interior guard, rifle marksmanship, Saturday inspections, full field packs, brass shining, demerits, police calls (calisthenics by those famous gym instructors) and intermurder were our lot. Then into the second training period after teaching us how to be regular " cave men, " we were brought out of the aboriginal state and made gentlemen. We were issued white trousers, we were introduced to the Corps, and we paraded. Dancing, swim- ming, customs of the service and lectures. From this scene of chaos, on an August morning, stepped three hundred and sixty Plebes, high, wide and handsome — Popolopen bound. Four words describe it fully, four days of freedom. Gone are the memories of weary miles, sore feet, cold, hard ground. We were off by ourselves. Page Four Hundred Four FOUR ' IH CLASS, LAST SLX COMPANIES The second chapter opens upon a scene of tumult — moving day. Like busy ants we ran back and forth, carrying bundles twice our size. Then the " cows " came home — just more strange faces with strong voices. Academics swooped down upon us like a hawk, striking right and left. It was gruelling, grilling with more sweat, of a different kind — mental perspiration. Football was the proverbial " lull in the storm, " with games at home to lesssn the intensity of Saturday inspections, and trips away allowing us to be as upperclassmen, with our capes thrown back. On an October morn, the first really big trip came and off we went to Yale in busses. This trip was followed two weeks later by the first Plebe trip overnight — to Cambridge to beat old Johnny Harvard. A short while and to " little old New ' ork " where the class of 1936 strutted singly and in pairs, chests in air, for the benefit of Gotham. The city of liberty, Philadelphia, held an ironical meaning for us because it was the last liberty away from West Point for the year. But we saw the Navy Plebes and the comparison made us feel rather good. After three weeks of writs, we threw off the bondages of the upperclasses — they left on Christ- mas leave — to dance and dine at will. Hops, femmes, greetings, boodle, skating, all went to complete a glorious holiday. So endeth the Chapter. The Gloom Period, January, was very real. A month of reminiscing and academics. The only thing that saved us was the sports ' carnival every Saturday afternoon at the gymnasium and the hockey rink. February brought a little brighter vista even though the days were just as bleak and cold. Valentine ' s day, Lincoln ' s and Washington ' s birthdays were all duly cele- brated . March saw everything turning greener and most of our classmates turning to the spring sports. Lacrosse was a strange game but the squad picked it up in a hurry. Those baseball games with the big league teams were a real thrill. Spring brought a great many things — parades, inter- murder, a new hope. Sixty days, forty days, twenty days to the glad hand. Recognition. We were so busy then that we lost count. Writs were tackled with a little more self-assurance. June Week — ten days of ultra-human Beast Barracks prime. Plebe Year was over. There ' s an ache in my heart. I know I ' ll laugh at the rough spots and remember the high spots while placing a rainbow around them. Only three hundred and sixty-five days to furlo! Page Four Hundred Five DVERTISEMENTS Army Blue THE coming of Spring turns the minds of the First Class as a whole toward thoughts of uniforms, civilian clothing, and all the various equipment that goes to make up an officer ' s outfit. The spirit of owner- ship rises as equipment funds dwindle. In buying uniforms, as in buying any- thing else. Cadets and Officers are partial to firms and names with which they are familiar. In the following pages the How- itzer presents those firms whose interest and cooperation have made this volume pos- sible. They are true Army firms. Their products and services hav e long been known and appreciated by Army people, and we hope that this section will ser e as a con- venient directorv in the future. Tiffany Co. 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For over half a century, this organization, constituted and di- rected by its Army Officer membership, has provided Army Officers with life insurance at low rates and has consistently made immediate payments of benefits, part being transmitted by wire and the balance by mail. Young officers can secure term insurance for a brief period but the general plan is on the ordinary life basis because the latter type is the best for salaried men and provides maximum protection at low cost. The increases in members have conformed closely to the increases in the Army since the inception of the institution. Those insured are select risks of varied age, rank and duty in the Army. The mortality rate has averaged low. The age of members has held comparatively young. Pro- fessional actuaries are employed from time to time as needed to study the mortality trend of members. Reports indicate a good future for the con- cern. There are now nearly 7,000 members. An outstanding feature of the Association ' s work is its help in prepar- ing the pension and 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 they will be well advised as to Government allowances. 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 and other Government allowances. Every eligible officer and cadet should become a member and sup- port the work of this Association, first, as a matter of good business; second, as a matter of esprit de corps. Page Four Hundred Fifteen % T. a l -l A 1,000 Step From B ' way 5|sJST, kiD 7T.HAVE. M, Rooms Baths Radios Servidors NKWyORKCIXy II FAREWELL! FARE THEE WELL! CLASS OF 1933 e HOTEL VICTORIA lias enjoyed serving you. After graduation, wlien you return honne and scatter to all parts of the country, we hope you will still consider the Victoria your home in New York when you visit our city. TO WEST POINT GRADUATES V E EXTEND OUR SPECIAL RATES OF $2.00 Single $3.00 Double LUXURY AT LOW COST ROY MOULTON, Executive Vice-President and Managing Director DEHNER S CUSTOM-MADE MILITARY BOOTS SAM BROWNE BELTS AND TREES GUARANTEES SERVICE STYLE and COMFORT The DEHNER CO, Inc. OMAHA NEBRASKA CONTINLIATION OF SECOND CLASS ROSTER Leo W. H. Shaughnessey MONTANA Stilson H. Smith, )r. lames E. Walsh NEBRASKA MICHIGAN Harry L. Hillyard John H. Anderson Dale E. Huber Ellis O. Da is lohn S. Kromer Mexander J. Stuart, jr. Richard A. Legg MINNESOTA NEVADA Harvey T. Alness Dale O. Smith Gerhard L. Bolland NEW HAMPSHIRE lames A. Costain Wilson H. Neal Thomas Dc F. Rogers Thomas A. O Neil Robert B. Warren NEW JERSEY MISSISSIPPI Frank I . Cauficld Theodore G. Bilbo. Ir. loseph A. Clearv George L. Eatman Harold C. Da all Thomas H. Lipscomb Robert H. Sanders NEW YORK Austin W. Betts MISSOURI Harold W. Browning Herbert H. Andrae Byron E. Brugge Frederic W. Barnes Thomas L. Crystal, |r. Karl W. Bauer John E. Diefendorf. |r. Robert G. Finkenaur John H. Donoghue Harvey J . Jablonsky Henry W. Ebel Dana W. Johnston, |r. |ohn F. Franklin, Jr. .Almon V. Manlove .Arthur Van N. Gregory Richard R. Moorman Henry R. Hester Frank C. Nor ell lohn de P. T. Hills Arthur B. Proctor, III Donald G. McLennan William S. Stone l ennis J . McMahon iCcnlmufd c 1 Pu.v4I8) Page Four Hundred Sixteen Splits ervidoft ♦ CURTISS WRIGHT CURTISS -WRIGHT made noteworthy prog- ress, during the past year, in the develop- ment and manufacture of new types of military planes and engines. Working in close coopera- tion with the Materiel Division of the Army Air Corps and Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Depart- ment, Curtiss -Wright designed and built ad- vanced equipment for every type of military service. Every plane is a valuable contribution to the United States Government ' s first line of defense — The Air Force. The new Curtiss military developments in- clude: — Curtiss Army A-12 Ground Attack, Curtiss Navy FllC-2 Fighter; Curtiss Army Y10-40A Observation; and the Curtiss F9C-2 Akron Fighter. Wright produced the new 14- cylinder, double-row " Whirlwind " and the Advanced " Cyclone " — world ' s first 700 h.p., production, single-row, radial, air-cooled engine, installed in the latest Curtiss developments and in the products of many other outstanding builders of military aircraft. Curtiss Army A-12 Attack J ' Curtiss Navy F11C-2 Fighter Wright (14-Cylinder) Whirlwind H Curtiss Army Y10-40A Observation CURTISSWRIGHT • Page Four Hundred Seventeen CONTINUATION OF SECOND CLASS ROSTER John W. Merrill Leroy C. Miller WilliamJ. Mullen. Jr. Edward M. O ' Conncll Peter S. Peca John B. Stanley Charles F. Tank Harrison F. Turner Wilford E. H. Voehl Louis A. Walsh, Jr. Richard E. Weber, Jr. Charles H. White, Jr. Charles H. Wood NORTH CAROLINA Thomas C. Foote Robert H. McKinnon William S. Penn. Jr. John DuV. Stevens NORTH DAKOTA David L. Hollingsworth Gersen L. Kushner OKLAHOMA Riibcrt H. .Adams William M. Canterbury Ralph D. McKinney Donald A. McPheron David G. Presnell Berton E. Spivey, Jr. Charles B. Winkle Carl D. Womack OHIO Charles J. Bondley, Jr. Kenneth A. Cunin John J. Davis Kerm it LeV. Davis Donald L. Durfee Charles F. Fell Edward Flanick Floyd F. Forte James F. Harris Paul E. Johnson, Jr. Kenneth R. Kenerick Richard M. Sieg ( Thomas E. Wood i OREGON Curtis D. Sluman PANAMA Bey M. Arosemena { PENNSYLVANIA Paul H. Bcrkowitz Ralph E. Bucknam, Jr. George H. Gerhart Charles W. Hill Theodore F. Hoffman Stanley Holmes Franklin Kemble. Jr. Peter J . Kopcsak Harry E. Lardin Richard L. McKce Charles R. Revie Charles W. Schnabel James W. Snee John J. Stark Gordon G. Warner Albert T. Wilson, Jr. Yale H. Wolfe PHILIPPINE ISLANDS Tirso Fajardo Frank W. Moorman John H. Squier RHODE ISLAND Hallett D. Edson Travis L. Petty SOUTH CAROLINA Eugene H. Cloud Jean P. Craig George E. Dorn Charles E. Johnson SOUTH DAKOTA Miles B. Chat field TENNESSEE William H. Craig John W. Darrah, Jr. Joseph L. Johnson Raymond |. Reeves David B. Ruth Urquhart P. Williams TEXAS Robert H. Bennett Frederic C. Cook Daniel H. Heyne Harry J . Hubbard Edwin Rusteberg Donald O. Vars John W. White James D. Wilmcth UTAH Joseph M. Cummins, Jr. VERMONT Paul L. Barton Sidney T. Telford VIRGINIA Lewis K. Beazlcy Jerome E. Blair Robert W. Fuller, III Emory A. Lewis Elvin S. Ligon, Jr. WASHINGTON . William B. Kern Joseph O. Killian Robert G. MacDonnctl . WEST VIRGINIA Howard M. Batson, Jr. WISCONSIN Severin L. R. B ' ejma Merlin L. DeGuire William J . Himes Arno H. Luehman Horace L. Sanders William S. Van Nostrand Nathaniel P. Ward WYOMING Thew J. Ice, Jr. Jack E. Shuck STROWCER - PRIVATE AtrrOMAVC EXCHANGE Backed by Forty Years of Experience in Automatic Telephone Manufacture Strowger Automatic Dial telephone equipment is installed in arsenals, armories, proving grounds and ordnance depots, as well as on capital ships, cruisers and aeroplane carriers. In such applications it is doing its share in upholding the high traditions of the United States Forces on land and sea — which means that it must NEVER FAIL, even under the most difficult and unusual conditions. It is this ability to " come through " in an emergency, as well as its more prosaic qualities of rugged durability and long life, that has definitely established the superiority of Strowger equipment throughout the world AmtoiMgiitic Electric Coiiipaiiii| FACTORY AND GENERAL OFFICES: 1033 WEST VAN BUREN STREET, CHICAGO, U. S. A. SALES AND SERVICE OFFICES IN ALL PRINCIPAL CITIES Page Four Hundred Eighteen . A pointer for Mothers, Sisters and Sweethearts Why not give him a Krementz Self-adjustable Wrist Watch Band? A clever clasp hooks into any link of the band, making it instantly adjust- able to any size wrist. Easy to put on or take off without danger of dropping one ' s watch. Mannish, good looking, practical gift for a man. Dainty styles with the same patented clasp for women, too. The last word in Wrist Watch Bands. Krementz Hand Painted Crystal Sets of Collar Holders, Tie Holders and Cuff Links make ideal gifts. There are also Krementz Full Dress or Tuxedo Sets, and Collar Button Gift Sets in attractive gift boxes. KREMENTZ CO. Newark, N. J. Hand - painted Crystal Collar Holder, Cuff Link and Tie Holder Set in attractive gift box. $6. Also Collar and Tie Holder Sets; Collar Holder and Cuff Link Sets — choice of 7 sport- ing subjects — in Gift Box $2 up. Krementz JEWELRY FOR MEN Host to West Point Students and teanns through nnany past years. Philadelphia ' s very smartest Hotel invites their continued patronage. CONVENIENT CENTRAL LOCATION UNSURPASSED RESTAURANT Locust Street at Seventeenth PHILADELPHIA C. H. HYER SONS Military Bootmakers Since 1880 Mihic Only to Measure Made Only by Hand Besf Imported Leatl.wr C. H. HYER SONS OLATHE, KANSAS l age Four Hundred Tuvnix " THE STETSON SHOE is made to fit all over. It is made to wear, and not lose shape in the process. And it passes an examination, academic in severity, before leaving the factory. This is known as the Stetson Test which in- sures Stetson Quality. — From the I910 Howitzer The Stetson Shoe Company greets the Class of 1933 with the above words which were printed in the How- itzer of 1910 ... The Stetson Shoe of 1933 is still accepted as the standard of foot comfort . . . and the words printed in I9IO are just as true today. Wherever you may go . . . whatever you may do . . . you can always count on the dependable quality of The Stetson Shoe. There are Stetson Agencies in all the principal cities of the United States. " May the friendships formed during the past four years endure forever " Stetson Shoe Shops, Inc. 289 Madison Avenue Near 41st Street 15 West 42nd Street Near Fifth Avenue New York City lO West 34th Street Empire State Bidg. Page Four Hundred Twenly-i Page Four Hundred Twenty-two . Q)tyle — for the sons of fathers! Few companies have such loyal customers and friends as we have. Men, who as boys were led by their fathers to a Rogers Peet store, now see their grandsons outfitting here. Tradition hasn ' t blinded us. The demands of a new generation are met with the enthusiasm of a modern or- ganization. The sons of our customers — smart, modern young men — find complete satisfaction in Rogers Peet clothes at prices they can afford to pay. Spring styles now ready. Rogers Peet Company Broadway Broadway Broadway Broadway Fifth Ave. at Liberty at Warren at 1 3th St. New York City a t 35th St. at 41st St Tremont at Bromfield, Boston, Mass. Page Four Hundred ' rwentv-lhn;c EDGEWORTH SMOKING TOBACCO " The Smoker s Diploma " LARUS BRO. CO. SINCE 1877 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Compliments of K. Kaufmann Co., Inc. Newark, New Jersey Manufacturers of YALE LOCK EQUIPPED LUGGAGE J© BAGS, SUITCASES, GLADSTONES, WARDROBES, FITTED DRESSING CASES, BRIEF CASES, etc. i (:iuxjxixij AMERICA ' S first truly continental hotel . . .gay . . . difFerent . . . designed i for and catering to those who appre- ciate the joy of living. Delightful rooms for only $4.00 . . . delicious cuisine reasonably priced . . . and ot a iimes . . . special rates and courtesies to Cadets and Army ofFicers. Dinner and supper dancing in the CONTINENTAL GRILL or SKY SALON . . . for a real change . . . luncheon, tea or theatre- buffet in the European manner at RUMPELMAYER ' S Page Four Hundred ' TircrMy-Jou. WER to accomplish their mission • Pursuit, combat, observation, bombing. Planes vary as missions vary throughout the Service — each designed for the highest possible efficiency in performing its job. And for each, dependability is the first consideration in its power plant. There must be no hesitancy where instant action is required, no failure once tlie job is begun. • You will find Wasp and Hornet engines proving their dependabilitv dailv throughout the Service just as they are establishing a record for consistent, trustworthy per- formance on approximately 90% of the more important air transport lines in America. Wasp fc Hornet imi PRATT t WHITNEY AIRCRAFT CO. . . . east hartford . . . Connecticut Subsidiary of Vnilpd Aircraft Transport Car wraLon Monufa. hir.-,l hi Canada l.y Canadian Prall Whitn.y Aircraft Co., 1.1,1., LunpiHuil, P. Q.; in Cermauy by Bavarian Motor Works, Munich; in Japan by Nakajiina Aircraft Works, Tokyo. THE SIGN OF DEPENDABILITY Page Four Huiulrcd Tuvnty-Jivf THE CLASS OF 1935 ALABAMA William V. Lapslcy lohn A. Metcalfe. Jr. Clair B. KlitchcU Samuel C. Mitchell Eugene Nail ARIZONA Robert L. Coughlin ARKANSAS Benjamin W. Heckemcyer Rolla D. Ladd Harry J. Lemley. Jr. Vernon P. Mock Langfitt B. VVilby CALIFORNIA Alfred Ashman Donald A. Elligct Robert E. Frith. Jr. Thomas D. Gillis Ralph E. Haines, Jr. Edward M. Harris Kent K. Parrot, Jr. George Ruhlen. IV David B. Stone James M. Worthington CHINA I. Chang COLORADO Allen L. Peck Robert M. Stillman CONNECTICUT Herbert M. Cady Henry C. Thayer DELAWARE Franklin B. Rcybold DISTRICT of COLUMBIA James Y. Adams Richard H. Agnew Joseph E. Bostick Harvey Bower John S. B. Dick Charles J . Hoy Thomas J . Lawlor Nathaniel M. Martin William Rethorst FLORIDA George F. Marshall George R. Smith. Jr. George R. Wilkins GEORGIA Henry T. Cherry, Jr. Frank R. Harrison James M. Kimbrough, Jr. John Roberts Elmer H. Walker IDAHO .Aaron E. Harris ILLINOIS James G. Balluff Durward E. Breakefield McClernand Butler JohnD. Cole. Jr. Salathiel F. Cummings. Jr Halford R. Greenlee, Jr. George F. Hendricks George P. Hill. Jr. Joe C. Moore John Neiger Walter A. Riemenschneide Robert W. Wood INDIANA Horace W. Hinklc Ralph O. Liishley Charles B. Rynearson John L. Thomas IOWA Herbert C. Gee Clarence C. Haug Carl T. Isham James DeV. Lang KANSAS John H. Dilley Warren S. Everett Richard C. Hopkins Sanford W. Horstman Ewing C. Johnson Charles E. Maher Maurice M. Simons Russell B. Smith KENTUCKY Philip D. Brant Benjamin W. Hawes Stanley T. B. Johnson Burnis M. Kelly William R. Murrin Thomas C. Musgrave, Jr. John E. Slaughter Thomas W. Woodyard. Jr LOUISIANA Robert B. Edwards Autrcv J. Maroun William P. O ' Neal. Jr. MAINE James D. Alger Robert R. Glass Ellery W. Niles Edward W. Sawyer John P. Sherden. Jr. Bernard S. Waterman {Conlinued on Page 428) " CASTLE GATE " HOSIERY and GLOVE CO, Inc. HAND KNIT White Cotton SEAMLESS Cloves WOOL GLOVES Used by Cadets — Army — Navy — Marines — All the latest Policemen — Golfers — designs and and the manufacturing new low prices. trade. Made to U. S. Wool Gloves — Men Immediate Delivery Army Specifications. All sizes. Immediate de- livery. Hosiery — Underwear " STANDARDS " used by U. S. A. Guaranteed Goods. E. B. SUDBURY, Gen. Mgr. Manufacturer— Established 1878 432 Fourth Avenue New York Active Men! You need its " Youth Units " ALBANY DIVISION General Ice Cream Corporation Albany, N. Y. Page Four Hundred Twenty-six T " Page Four Hundred Twenly-seren — for Military Men! OLT " National Match " Automatic Pistol — Calil3er .45 TJie Colt " NATIONAL MATCH " was introduced because of repeated requests from shooters in every part of the country for the .45 Caliber Government Model Automatic Pistol — fitted with a hand finished target action. The Colt ' -NATIONAL MATCH " has all of the features of dependability and safety found in the famous Government Model and in addition is supplied with a hand-honed, velvet smooth, target action — selected " Match " barrel — and Patridge type sights. The " NATIONAL MATCH " brings you that smoothness of action so essential to target shooting. Colts Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co. HARTFORD. CONNECTICUT • SPECIFICATIONS • Capacity of magazine, seven cartridges. Hand-honed target action. Selected " Match " barrel. Length of barrel, 5 inches. Length over all, 8 ' inches. Checked trigger and hammer tip. Checked arched housing. Checked walnut slocks. Full blued finish. Weight, 39 ounces. A copy of the Complete Colt catalog uill be mailed upon request. CONTI.WATION OF THIRD CLASS ROSIER MARYLAND Rives O. Booth Andrew J . Bovlc Harold S. Donald Pelham D. Glassford, Jr. Lawrence R. St. John Philip C. Sterling, Jr. Harry L. Stiegler MASSACHUSETTS Edward S. Bechtold Richard C. Boys Kelso G. Clow Myron D. Donoghue James M. Donohuc Wilhelm C. Frcudenthal Francis M. McGoldrick Duncan Sinclair MICHIGAN Gerald F. Brown Willis F. Chapman Glenn Cole Richard F. Hake Albert F. Johnson Hugh M King Willard G. Root Daniel P. Schoficid Edwin M. Smith Lee Wallace MINNESOTA Kenneth P. Bergquist Thomas R. Clarkin Robert R. deMasi Charles F. Leonard, Jr. Donald W. Noake Maynard D. Pedersen Eric P. Ramee Harry F. Sellers Raymond W. Sumi Joseph H. Weichmann MISSISSIPPI Donald W. Bernier German P. Culver Cornel is DeW. Lang James L. McGehee Lea C. Roberts Aaron W. Tyer MISSOURI Carroll K. Bagby Edgar A. Clarke Walter A. Gates John A. Gloriod Jack W. Hickman Allen W. King James A. Langford Ivan C. Rumsey Daniel M. Tetlow John L. Throckmorton MONTANA Herbert F. Batchellcr Leighton I. Davis Richard H. Lovely NEBRASKA Arthur H. Frye, Jr. Edward M. Serrem NEVADA Stuart G. Fries Carmon A. Rogers NEW MEXICO Charles J. Jeffus Hamilton A. Twitchell NEW JERSEY George Blackburne, Jr. John D. Bristor .Andrew D. Chaffin, Jr. Stephen D. Cocheu Hugh M Exton Caesar F. Fiore Raymond B. Firehock Alfred N. Geist Edward Gray- John N. Howell Thomas Wildes NEW YORK Robert M. Booth Walter J. Bryde James J . Daley Harry G. Dalton Alfred F. Davino David A. Dc rmond .Alfred K. duMoulin Willard L. Egy.Jr. Seneca W. Foote Keith Fraser James L. Frink Harry R. Hale Frederick B. Hall, Jr. Clifford W. Hildebrandt William B. Howell Samuel B. Knowles, Jr. Elmer J . Koehler Norman A. Loeb Albert .A. Matyas Carl W. Miller Russell M. Miner Charles F. Murphy, Jr. Daniel J . Murphy George B. O ' Connor Walter B. O ' Connor Eugene C. Orth, Jr. William G. Proctor Milton L. Rosen Kennit R. Schweidel Walter A. Simpson Sidney G. Spring Joseph C. Stancook Julius D. Stanton Arthur F. Townsend, Jr. Edgar J. Treacy, Jr. John Williamson John W. Willicombe NORTH CAROLINA Marcus S. Griffin William R. Hatfield Henry M. London. Jr. Francis J. Murdoch, Jr. NORTH DAKOTA Da id H. Gregg Emerson O. Liessman Floyd G. Pratt OHIO SaKatore A. Armosida (Conlinued on Page 430) Page Four Hundred Twenty- i ATT ENT I O N! Four years of study are over. You are entering upon your chosen life ' s work. Many decisions important to your future must be made at once. One of the most important is the selection of your banking home. The largest bank may not be the best for your purpose. Closer, more understanding contacts and better service for the individual may be secured in a smaller institution. For 25 years the bank in Highland Falls has been the chosen bank for many officers regardless of station. We feel that we can give unusually good service to Army officers because the majority of our accounts are Army accounts, and also because of our strategic position near West Point. FIRST NATIONAL BANK IN HIGHLAND FALLS, N. Y. Designated Depositary for U. S. Government Funds and U. S. Military Academy Funds Page Four Hundred Twenty-nine CONTINUATION OF THIRD CLASS ROSTER Lcroy W. Austin Allen H. Foreman George M. Jones George R. Oglesby James N. Baird Elmer J . Gibson Paul M. Jones David C. Wallace Oscar R. Bowyer John S. Growdon Charles H. Milton, Jr. John R. Wright, Jr. lohn K. Brown, Jr. Harry J . Harrison Orin H. Moore Paul J . Bryer Francis R. Herald Ham Patterson WASHINGTON Wilson L. Burley, Jr. Edward M. Hutton John G. Roberson Robert M. Hardv Walter B. Cartwright, Jr. Downs E. Ingram Lawrence E. Schlanser Donald A. Phelan Arthur A. Fickel Edward Kraus John C. Staplcton W illiam J . Priestlev Herbert P. Gusdanovic Harry J. Lewis Homer P. Williams Gilbert Van B. Wilkes, Jr. John N. Wilson William P. Yarborough Ralph S. Harper William V. Martz .Anthony F. Hauke Robert H. Jenkins Alvin L. Mente. Jr. John B. Morgan TEXAS John A. Beall, Jr. Russell E. Nicholls Frank A. Osmanski James B. Buck WEST VIRGINIA Lovd S. Peppic William R. Patterson Jack M. Buckler Ray A. Pillivant Oliver J. Pickard Harry H. Crit- Nassieb G. Bassitt lohn F. Rhoades Robert E. Porter Charles M. Haltom Norman B. Edwards Otto J . Rohde Joseph R. Russ Harrison B. Harden, Jr. Edwin H. Ferris John E. Taylor Clyde B. Sims Russell L. Hawkins William L. Herold Charles A. Symroski Robert C. McDonald, Jr. Charles W. G. Rich OKLAHOMA John C. Tredennick Jack J. Richardson Clyde W. Taylor, Jr. Henry P. vanOrmer Robert G. Sherrard, Jr. George E. White, Jr. MeKille B, Coburn Charles J . Daly Henry L. Hille.Jr. Keith H. Thomas James H. Walsh Charles P. Walker James Van G. Wilson SOUTH CAROLINA UTAH Louis D. Farnsworth, Jr. WISCONSIN Earl L. Barr Clarence Bidgood OREGON lohn P. Blackvlie.ir John R. Parker Kenneth 1. Curtis ils..n D. C.lemun Carl NL Parks George S. Eckhardt John Alfrey Clyde C. Zeigler Charles M. Peeke Ryder W. Finn VERMONT Roland J . Rutte Milton C. Taylor SOUTH DAKOTA Charles B. Borden Charles E. Schafer Richard M. Bauer John M. Kemper Gaylord W. Schultz PENNSYLVANIA James F. Skells Albert J . Shower William H. Brearley, Jr. Wesley S. Calverley TENNESSEE VIRGINIA John B. Davenport. Jr. Norman A. Skinrood Robert VanRoo John H. Caughey Raynn)nd C. Adkisson Geoffrey D. Ellerson John J. Duffy Joe C. Anderson Joseph W. Keating WYOMING Richard E. Ellsworth William H. Baynes Robert Morris William W. Reno, Jr. A R M Y • H E A D Q U A R T E R S WhenVouCoTo aSO ' " SS 4.00 59 " £CHESTNIT THEM Double iviHt BfUfv A R M Y • H E A D Q U A R T E R S Page Four Hundred ' Thirty _L } Page Four Hundred Thirly-o ! J Inviting Cadets to visit our showroom when in New York on week-end leave or furlo. Special facili- ties for immediate delivery of civilian clothes on the same day ordered. Open diiily, including Saturdays, until 7 p.m. Gorsart Company 317 Broadway, New York Manufacturers - Distributors of Fine Men ' s Clothing Read y-to-W, " ear and Custom-to-Measnre ' r " Say, where the hell is my cake of soap? " " I ' m sorry, old man, but I took a shower with it last week and got it in my eye! " THE HEART OF NEW YORK TO STAY AT THE LINCOLN ... IS A HAPPY REMEMBRANCE : An interesting cosmopolitan atmos- phere . . Cheerful Rooms . . Pleasanc Service . . Fine Restaurant . . Moder- ately Priced . . Around the corner are theatres, clubs and glamorous Times Square . . Conveniently accessible to railroad terminals, steamship piers, the busi. ness and shopping centers . . " A Perfect Hotel for The Visitoi " ROOM with PRIVATE BATH, RADIO a7id SERVIDOR $0 ' " gle %A double per ii.iy X per day Special weekly and monthly rates. HOTEL LINCOLN JOHN T. WEST, Mmager 44th to 45th Sts.— 8th Ave.— New York UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT " A RELIANCE HOTEL " THE CLASS OF 1936 ALABAMA Henrv A. Mucci cd B. Broyles Joseph B. Yost Robert C. Joerg, III lames M. Moreman DELAWARE Frank R. Sihert Bailey C. Cook Pierre V. Kieffer, Jr. ARIZONA Paul F. Oswald lohn R. V. Dickson Godfrey A. Powers DISTRICT of COLUMBIA lohnj. Jakle Albert P. Clark. |r. W illiam H. lordan Louis F. dcLesdernier James B. Lampert ARKANSAS Charles L. Simpson lames R. Gunn Charles B. Stewart William M. McBee Cecil E. Spann. Jr. ENGLAND GladiseE. ToUett Wilfred H. Tetley CALIFORNIA FLORIDA Thomas R. Connor Charles R. Dickens Robert W. Davis Dwight S. Godwin Raymond ) . Harvey Charles M. Pack William R. K4axwen Allen C. Miller. 11 GEORGIA William R. Shuler William K. Bailey COLORADO Pascal W. Camp Duncan B. Dowling, Jr. William L. Kimball Harry W. Elkins Richard W. Ripple Howell M Estes Julian J. Floyd CONNECTICUT Phillips. Gage, Jr. C ' arl .X. Bauer Gordon T. Kimbrell William J . Hanlon Frank P. Norman, Jr. {Continue on Page 434) Hundred Thirty-two 5 20 Fifth Avenue New York I Qompktely equipped... to render the highest quality craftsmanship and an expedited service on both personal por- traiture and photography for College Annuals. Official PHOTOGRAPHER to the ' ' 1933 Howitzer Page Four Hundred Thirty-three CONTINUATION OF FOURTH CLASS ROSTER Howard P. Persons, Jr. John R. Singletary, Jr. James T. Willis IDAHO McPhcrson LeMoyne ILLINOIS Charles Billingslea John L. Bower George P. Champion Lxjuis S. Chappelear Thomas W. Cooke Benjamin O. Davis Ralph R. Gnuschke William A. Joyce John R. Kelly John H. Kerkering Harry E. Mikkelsen Edward D. Mohlere Francis McD. Oliver, Jr. Lawrence F. Prichard William S. Ryan Selwyn D. Smith John P. Stone Thomas B. Walton INDIANA Donald R. Bodine Robert W. Breaks Raymond L. Cato Kenneth F. Dawalt John A. Heintges Wright Hiatt David W. Hiester Robert E. O ' Brien, Jr. IOWA John E. Barlow Lester M. Carson Austin G. Fisher Robert F. Frost KANSAS Robert T. Crowder Glen A. Hoglund James R. Hughes Robert E. McCabe John K. Neff KENTUCKY James B. Lear Harry R, Melton. Jr. Beverly E. Powell John M. Williams LOUISIANA James L. Crandell Charles R. Houssiere Wilmer C. Landry Charles C. Segrist Roland L. Toups Clinton LI. True MAINE Charles B. Milliken Robert B. Partridge Edwin W. Richardson MARYLAND William D. Cairncs George F. Hobson Benjamin T. Workizer MASSACHUSETTS Creighton W. . brams, Jr. Walter B. Bess Robert S. Blodgett Robert F. Curran John H. Daly James E. Goodwin Lawrence E. Laurion Peter McGoldrick William B. Macy William F. Meanv Robert H. Safford Norman C. Spencer, Jr. Victor W. Wagner (Continued on Page 43b) MICHIGAN JohnM. Bartella Walter A. Faiks Frank W. Gillespie Samuel C. Gurney, Jr. Dan C. Kingman Leigh A. Minor Ned T. N ' orris Carl L. Rickcnbaugh Eldrcd G. Robbins, Jr. Hilwcrt S. Streeter MINNESOTA Clarence A. Cozart Gerald H. Duin William R. Grohs Donald G. Grothaus Edward A. Grove William C. Hay Edward C. Hobbs MISSISSIPPI Horace G. Davisson James E. Landrum, Jr. Eugene R. Patterson Clinton D. Vincent MISSOURI Frederick Bell The Moore Printing Company INCORPORATED Art Printers and Publishers Printers of " THE POINTER " " BUGLE NOTES " " PEGASUS REMOUNTS " CLASS YEAR BOOKS NEWBURCH - ON - HUDSON NEW YORK Page Four Hundred Thirty-four g BANKS BlDh,. Over One Hundred Years Continuously on Chestnut Street 1218-22 CHESTNUT STREET PHILADELPHIA Official Jewelers for the 1934 and 1936 Class Crest 1935 Miniature Ring Miniature Rings for the various Classes supplied by this Establishment — samples and prices upon request. Thanks are extended to the Class of 1933 for their patronage. An invitation is also extended for future busi- ness through the Mail Order Department. MILITARY AND NAVAL INSIGNIA CATALOG MAILED UPON REQUEST Page Four Hundred Thirty-Jive Fashions Change Constantly, but . . . GOOD TASTE Never Goes Out of Style You will find a STARIN garment is just as good and stylish at Graduation as it was in the Fur- lough year. The best materials, excellent work- manship and conservative good taste make them so. ♦ ♦ STARIN BROTHERS Tailors 545 Fifth Ave. Cor. 45th St. NEW YORK CITY Haberdashers Importers 1060 Chapel St. Opp. Yale Art School NEW HAVEN, CONN. A full pound package of the highest quality English Style Cookies and Cookie-Sandwiches 58 PIECES CELLOPHANE WRAPPED BAKED IN THE THOUSAND WINDOW BAKERIES OF THE Loose- iles Biscuit Company Long Island City NEW YORK CONTINUATION OF FOLFRTH CLASS ROSTER John H. Chiles George H. Minor William T. Ryder Edward Stephenson Frederick R. Terrell MONTANA Edward L. P. Burke Ernest S. Holmes, Jr. William B. Sullixan NEBRASKA Augustus H. Bode, Jr. George W. Childs Thomas J . Hayes, 1 1 1 Howard A. Morris Sanford G. Price Reinhold T. Schrein Richard R. Waugh NEVADA Irwin W. Rogers NEW HAMPSHIRE Carl K. Bowcn, Jr. Thomas V. Chandler NEW JERSEY George A. Findley Oliver G. Haywood, Jr. William L. Longley Edmund W. Miles Paul W. Scheidccker Karl W. Schwering Ridgway P. Smith, Jr. Edgar H. Thompson William B. Travis Robert J . Trout NEW MEXICO Robert C. Orth William R. Prince NEW YORK Cornell D. Booth Donald P. Cristenscn James C. Church Charles B. Da is Thomas R. Davis Gilbert M. Dorland Laurence J . Ellert William P. Fickcs Joshua A. Finkel Foster L. Furphy Wilber M. Griffith Charles D. Hartman Henry D. Jacobsson )ohn E. Kelly Ralph D. King Karl T. Klock Arthur Kramer Anthony A. LoPiccolo Harold R. Low William T. McCaffrey Aloysius E. McCormick, Jr. Howard F. McManus Bernard P. Major Richard H . Mattcrn Joseph J . Nazarro Conrad F. Necrason John J. Phclan John W. Romlein Jay D. Rutledge, Jr. Charles L. Schreeder Leonard C. Shea Raymond H. Tiffany Albert P. Turner. Jr. Leonard F. Zettell NORTH CAROLINA William N. Beard William E. Covington, Jr. Peter W. Garland. Jr. Charles M. McCorlde Thomas L. McCrary Arthur M. Murray Turner C. Rogers Benjamin O. Turnage. Jr. Vernon A. Ward, Jr. NORTH DAKOTA Clark L. Hosmer Kenneth E. Madsen OHIO Clifford F. Cordes, Jr. Napoleon R. Duell David L. Edwards William C. Hanekc Henry J . Katz Jack K. Kling John D. McElheny Stephen E. Smith FrcdL. Walker, Jr. OKLAHOMA Curl Baehr. Jr. William W. Jones Thca L. Lipscomb Eugene E. Lockhart Roy D. McCarty Eugene V. Rcece OREGON Claude L. Crawford Paul A. Lewis PENNSYLVANIA John K. Arnold, Jr. {Continued on Page 438) Page Four Hundred Thirly-six n Acknowledgment... " I wish to acknowledge with appreciation the endorsement of the Hotel Knickerbocker by the Cadets of West Point and I sincerely hope to merit their consideration in the future. " Managing Director 400 Beautiful large comfortable Rooms Radio, Private tub bath and Shower $2.50 up per day for one person; $4.00 up for two Special Rates for Cadets + + + WRITE FOR " GUIDE TO NEW YORK " - FREE + + + HOTEL KNICKERBOCKER " One of New York ' s Newest and Finest Hotels ' ' WEST 45th STREET at TIMES SQUARE One Half Block East of Broadway NEW YORK CITY Paic I ' .ntr Hundred Thtrlv-scivn E. A. WRIGHT COMPANY PHILADELPHIA Engravers ♦ Printers ♦ Stationers Wedding Stationery Menus and Programs Christmas Cards School Catalogs Personal and Business Stationery Commencement Invitations Class Annuals Diplomas Bonds ami Sfuck Certificates engraved according to Stock Exchange Requirements SIXTY-ONE YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL SERVICE CONTINUATION OF FOLTITH CLASS ROSTER Warren S. Blair Beniamin M. 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Porter Oren Swain Robert L. Meek Glenn .A. Sikes William L. Robinson William C. Westmoreland WISCONSIN Edwin V. V. Sutherland George W. Williamson VERMONT Robert G. Fergusson James W. Twaddell Ciordon H. . ustin Robert D. Gapen Harold W. Wolf SOUTH DAKOTA Kenneth C Elliott Everett G. Hahney Miles G Bell 1 krxev B. Wipple Stephen W. Holderncss Gordon H. Holterman PHILIPPINE ISLANDS Russel V. Jensen VIRGINIA William D. Milne Clement W. Crockett Robert J. Quinn, Jr. Carl T. Goldenberg Frank E. Shea Seward W. Hulse, Jr. Roy V. Shores Robert H. Kessler William G. Lee, Jr. WYOMING TENNESSEE Reginald R. B. Page John G. Brimmer Charles B. Tyler, Jr. Clyde L. Layne Lyne M. Shackelford Howard M. Snyder Page Four Hundred Thirty-eight ru ' y . Anti-Aircraft Searchlights Sound Locators and Gun Control Equipment Recording Theodolites m SPERRY GYROSCOPE CO.. Inc. BROOKLYN NEW YORK cOrii riefly Here Is the Story! • WEST POINT men «bo liavr already flopped at the Veif Forrest Hotel know the pleasant feeling that eomes from enjoying the best of accommodations at sensibly priced rates. If YOU have yet to experience this ideal eonihination, give us a trial on your next trip to town. Regardless of your former or present hotel preferences, we KNOW you ' ll like the Forrest. . . . SINGLE 5Q50 - DOUBLE Special rates to groups POPULAR PRICED RESTAURANTS Serving Mouquin ' s Famous Wines and Pilscner Bottled Beer No extra charge for meali served in room Forrest Hotel WEST 49th ST., just off Broadway . TIMES SQUARE " On the same street as ' Radio City ' and Madison Square Garden " Dntcn,;i, „l: JOHN F, Ml ' RRAY H. L. COOK. RtuJenl Manager Your Annual should he bookish . . . I T should be a beautifully printed book, reflecting the atmosphere of a limited edition or Gift Book. It should not suggest commercialism. 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It identifies a standard of excellence in the production of College Annuals. We point witfi pride to our identification witfi such an association of master printers who take pride in their work, and whose constant aim is the upbuilding of the better annuals. That these colleges have repeatedly entrusted the printing of their annuals to us indicates the worth of such association. U. S. NAVAL ACADEMY . U. S. MILITARY ACADEMY . CORNELL UNIVERSITY DARTMOUTH COLLEGE . NEW YORK UNIVERSITY " . RUTGERS COLLEGE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY . UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA . SWARTHMORE MIDDLEBURY . STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY . ELMIRA COLLEGE WELLESLEY COLLEGE . CONNECTICUT COLLEGE FOR WOMEN. The Schilling Press, Inc. MASTER CRAFTSMEN 137-139 East 25+h Street New York City Pa) c I ' our Hundred l trlv-onc QUALITY MERCHANDISE BOOTS • SHOES The Reveille Vjiiform Co. Manufacturers of High-Grade Leggings and Sam Browne Belts. Made to individual measurements. 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Truly, there is no equivalent or substitute for a genuine Molloy Made Cover created and manufactured in the David J. Molloy Cover Plant. Meeting any requirements which an annual staff might have from a budget standpoint, meeting any requirements which an annual staff might have from an art standpoint, meeting any requirements which an annual staff or Its printer might have from a standpoint of quality, these covers should be a part of every good annual. Write for information and samples, which will be forwarded to you promptly. Your inquiry will receive the personal attention of a man who has spent more years in the creation and production of annual covers than any one other single individual in the country. A. A. LUBERSKY, Vice-President and Sales Manager THE DAVID J. MOLLOY PLANT 2857 North Western Avenue CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Page Four Hundred Forty-four I HE Champion Coated Paper Company made the paper for the 1933 Howitzer. Champion paper was chosen by the Howitzer Business Manager and the printer as the best paper in value (price and quality) for their purpose f The Champion Coated Paper Company HAMILTON, OHIO Manufacturers of Coafed and Uncoated Advertisers ' and Pub- lishers ' Papers, Cardboards and Bonds — Over a Million Pounds a Day. DISTRICT SALES OFFICES: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Boston, St. Louis, and Cincinnati. Page Four Hundred Foriy-five STAND FAST AND FIRM (DEDICATED TO THE CLASS OF NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THREE- U. S. M. A.) I hough you stand today together, stand fast and firm tomorrow when you shall stand alone. Think well before you go today what your path shall be. To you the gift is giv en to find a world distraught, waiting alarmed, shaken and uncertain. Fear and distress abound, old faiths are weakened. A call for dauntless guidance is sounded. HOW WILL YOU ANSWER? As Army men you must not fail. Keep high the valor now instilled. Cast off ancient customs if they bind, hold sacred honored traditions. Guard well against the fires of false criticism, failure and dismay. To serve your country ' s Honor now, your Duty will be nobly done. STAND FAST AND FIRM TOMORROW WITH OUR SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS ASSOCIATION OF ARMY AND NAVY STORES, INC., 469 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY ,i,V ' vur llundr.J -r v-M Advertisers ' Index Henry V. Allien Co. 408 The Alligator Co 410 Arden Farms Dairy Co. 414 Army Mutual Aid Association 415 Association of Army Navy Stores 446 Astor Hotel , 412 Automatic Electric Co. 418 Bailey, Banks Biddle Co 435 Camel Cigarettes 413 Champion Coated Paper Co. 445 Charlottesville Woolen Mills . . ,409 Chesterfield Cigarettes 419 Colt-Cromwell Co. 442 Colt Patent Fire Arms Manufactur- ing Co. 428 Curtiss-Wright Corporation 417 Dehner Co. 416 DuBois Press, Inc. 440 First National Bank of Highland Falls 429 Forrest Hotel 440 General Ice Cream Corporation 426 Gorsart Co 432 Daniel Hays Co 427 Horstmann Uniform Co. 41 I Hotel Lincoln 432 Hotel Pennsylvania . 430 Hotel St. Moritz 424 C. H. Hyer Son 420 Jahn Oilier Engraving Co. 443 K. Kaufman Co., Inc. 424 Knickerbocker Hotel 437 Krementz Co 420 Larus Brothers Co. 424 Loose-Wiles Biscuit Co. 436 G. C. Merriam Co. 408 N. S. Meyer, Inc. 414 The Moore Printing Co. 434 Neverbreak Trunk Co 442 Pratt Whitney Aircraft Co. . 425 Peal Co. . . . 43 1 The Pointer 439 Reveille Uniform Co. 442 Rogers-Peet Co. 423 The Schilling Press, Inc 44! Seamen ' s Bank for Savings 410 S. K. Smith Co 444 A. G. Spalding Bros 408 Sperry Gyroscope Co 440 Starin Bros. 436 Stetson Shoe Co 42 I E. B. Sudbury 426 Tiffany Co 407 Victoria Hotel 416 The Warwick Hotel 420 White Studio 433 J. B. Williams 410 E. A. Wright Co 438 I Page Four Hundred Forty-seven

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