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' Tfl DB ' ' ' 1 ' t ' ' l lb.- ' HEN MAJOR L ENFANT VISITED WEST POINT IN 1780 THIS IS THE PICTURE HE SAW AND RECORDED " ' NATURE HAD PREPARED A MAGNIFICENT SET TING AND SEEMED TO CHALLENGE MAN TO BUILD AS BEAUTIFULLY AS SHE HERSELF HAD WROUGHT .!y!« fe wwm = - -1 jmm, ■■;■ n i 1 ME ►HIS EDITION OF THE HOWITZER OF NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY-FGUR HAS BEEN LIMITED TO 2300 COPIES AND PRINTED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF J. deP. TOWNSEND HILLS, EDITOR, JOHN H.ANDERSON AND CHARLES F. TANK, ASSOCIATE EDITORS, AND THOMAS L. CRYSTAL, JR., BUSINESS MANAGER, BY BAKER, JONES, HAUSAUER, INC., OF BUFFALO, N. Y., FOR THE CORPS OF CADETS AT THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY, WEST POINT, N. Y., OF WHICH THIS COPY IS NUMBER ' J ' ' J 1 t=!= C O F V K 1 (j H ' ■r. THE MCMXXXIV 1,1 THE ANNUAL OF THE CORPS OF CAD E T S UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY y c i, til ' (f vA ; - g ' t .- ' ' ji ' t Frieze of the mantel, Post Headquarters, representing the nine greatest warriors of the world: Joshua, Hector of Troy, David, A lexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, King Arthur, Godfrey de Bouillon, and Judas Maccabeu s ,S THE GREATEST SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN CARVED IN STONE THAT THEIR SPIRIT MAY GUIDE US . SO HAS ALL ARCHITECTURE BEEN AN ENNOBLING INFLUENCE ON OUR LIVES... THE BUILDINGS AT THE POINT ARE TODAY CONSIDERED THE OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF A CITY DEVELOPED AESTHETICALLY ... DECADE BY DECADE THEY HAVE ARISEN EACH V ITH A FUNCTION AND A PERSONALITY AS UNCOMPROMISING AS THE CORPS ITSELF... THESE MAJESTIC TOV ERS HAVE EVER BEEN MUSIC AND INSPIRATION TO THE MEN NVHO HAVE LIVED AND V ORKED FOR THE SPIRIT OF DUTY. HONOR. COUNTRY. ..THEY ARE A PART OF THE TRADI TIONS OF THE CORPS. AND NOV THESE MONUMENTS HAVE BECOME THE DIES V HICH ARE STAMPED UPON EVERY MAN V HOSE MEMORY QUICKENS AT THE NAME WEST POINT... LET US THEN DEDICATE THE HOV ITZER OF NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY-FOUR TO ARCHITECTURE .AND MAY THE MEN OF THE CLASS BE INSPIRED SO THAT THEY MAY CARVE FOR THEM SELVES EACH A NICHE AMONG THE GREA ' TEST IN HISTORY ' S HALL OF FAME . F I =1? HESE THREE WORDS ARE BOTH AN ACHIEVE MENT AND AN ASPIRATION . THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MEN OF THE CORPS VHO HAVE GONE BEFORE AND THE ASPIRATION OF THE MEN WHO WEAR THE GRAY TODAY .THE ONE MAY BE FOUND IN BOOKS OF HISTORY r BUT THE OTHER IS ONLY A HOPE AN IDEAL CHERISHED DEEP WTTHIN US rNVE CAN ONLY PRAY THAT AS THESE TY H ACHIEVE MEN OF iTioN or FOUND AN IDEA ,A5 THESE WORDS ARE CARVED IN STONE ALL ABOUT US . SO THEY V ILL BE CARVED IN OUR HEARTS AND AS V E SIT IN CHAPEL THE MORN ING SUN STREAMING THROUGH THE EASTERN V INDOW WILL BURN THEM INTO OUR SOULS FOREVER. .. AS WT PERFORM THE EVERY DAY DUTIES OF CADET LIFE MAY THIS IDEAL NEVER DIE . BUT RATHER INCREASE AND SOME DAY BECOME . , ACHIEVEMENT FROM THESE GRAY V ALLS From these gray walls, a thousand heroes sprung Have trod the field of Mars. These battlements That fro-wn upon the plain, to ancient vars Have sacrificed the bravest of their sons. They too were men. They were the mortal sons Of fathers and of mothers vhom they loved. They too had ga2;ed on dancing, sparkling eyes And kissed the lips they loved. Their spirit moved To the harmonies that stir our souls today. They loved the shining waters, and the skies, The plains and rugged hills that were their home. Now they have drunk the icy wine of death ! Bravely they gave the life for w hich they yearned, And now their shades, on tw ilight pinions hung, Speed through the silent void of space, their flight Wrapped in the sable shroud of endless night. While w e are free ! O, Thou, w hose outstretched arm Gives us our life, to Thee we make a prayer " WTien our time comes, when ringing call to armis Sends us headlong to that vague frontier, Give us the strength to pay the debt w e owe. To rise in triumph above the tide of fear. When lightnings crash, and martial thunders roll, ■WTien the great deep shrinks from the blinding fires of Hell Then give us nerve to face the blazing steel. To bear the battle like the men that were. May w e fall like them, know ing w e have done Our duty to our country and our home. TE NTS ' i4, ETCHINGS ORGANIZATION BIOGRAPHIES CLASS HISTORY ATHLETICS ACTIVITIES ADVERTISEMENTS 4 I SWCT. A THOUGHT ABOUT STONE When a piece of stone is first cut from its mother quarry it is a shape- less mass, inanimate and without character, a cold thing, seeming to partake of the bitter winds and snows which, in winter, sweep across our native hills. It is a lifeless substance for chemists to analyse and for engineers to test, for it lacks a soul and beauty. . . . Yet from blocks of this spiritless stuff our West Point has been wrought, and who can say tt lacks a soul? But whence did it come? Did the mason impart it with his trowel as he set stone on stone, or does the clinging ivy covering the walls with verdant foliage draw it from the earth? Does the glowing life which moves and vibrates within breathe some of its own spirit and warmth into the surrounding walls? . . . But one cannot analyse the beauty of these buildings; we can only appreciate it. Living among them as we do, we reabsorb from them the spirit which they received from men of the Corps long ago. We give and we take; a cycle of exchange in which the supply is constantly increasing. ... If we wished, we could not reduce this beauty to words, but the eyes of an artist have seen its limitless inspiration and his hand has caught it for us on plate and canvas. The Class of 1934 proffers its sincere thanks to Mr. Alex Levy for this unusual set of etchings and for the ex- ceptionally fine paintings of Cadet life found throughout this book. tt Standing out in hold relief, the Cadet Chapel towers over the plain as if a guardian oj all that ta es place there. Within its high, narrow walls are to he found inspiration, peace. iHisW .3-f3ri.i SDJiJc} as fti im 3 Ub o ifotb-fJiMS o j ib mtSri Tallest solid masonry huildmg m the world — seat of Post Head ' quarters — post office, telephone exchange, A. A. A. offce — vital organs of actn ' it)! m an atmosphere of medieval grandeur. Ih» " - " )D! tO .A .A -A , 8ttxirf33o woriqsb: .sui o leoq — iTajtiwjp Though it no longer hoasts of being the most modern of the cadet quarters, Horth Barracks continues to be the home of easy infer ' malny. The stern hand of miUtansm has never quite penetrated here. _I»«B tsLca sHi o rttabom Horn srfs gftisd o Uioot tsgwol ort 3i rfguoril I .yxhout the Ixhrary hovers a spirit of charm and peaceful quiet. In its hundred years of service it has loo ed upon the roots of tradi- tions and the molding of great men. Washmgton Hall is a material evidence of progress in a con- servative atmosphere. Modern m every aspect, it houses such vital necessities of cadet life as the Cadet Mess, Cadet Store, and Drawing Academy. -XM. ' - brva .a-roiS labxiO aasM JsbfiO sHj «4i 3 i!i laboD o 3i3i 3DSfT .i msbfitxA. gwkMatQ r The East Academic Building, proud stronghold of the Second Class, may be included among the group of newer buildings of the Academy, but sometimes it seems to appear at a disadvantage because of its lacl of a stately sallyport. W ' T " ! ' J ' ffpi : I wAs seen from the rwer. West Point presents its most formidable aspect. Walls of dull gray rising straight from the stream ' s edge, steadfast and impregnable — physical foundations of a spirit. ' ' U §k 3Sdfibjrftto }»om ?,3i alrtsiatc itt ' to ' l J?.3 ' W ,TS JIf aril mof ffsai i. - r .i.,, ; ■ " .f f fr ■•• ' -■ " -r ' Mi ' ri} ;- ' ' :; Sk I ' SJBkwiiiSSEADQ.UARTERS, United States Military Academy " — With these words a hush falls over twelve hundred men. An organization is about to he created — the ma e list is coming out. V ith what a variety of emotions these words are greeted! That clean record sheet with which we started is nearly full and the T. D. is about to pass judgment. But then, there are always those berihboned generals who boast of their clean sleeves of Kaydet days. -: TURN OUT THE GUARD! This IS the shout of the Sentinel on number one when officers of high rank, visit Camp. We of the CUss of ' 34 turn out and " Pre ' sent Arms " to these, our Leaders. lI S FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT President of the United States GEORGE H. BERN Secretary of War [|JJT: 5P . . ,.,.,-f GENERAL DOUGLAS MacARTHUR Chief of Staff m mmmm mmmamMmmiimmimimiUMiimm MAJOR ' GENERAL WILLIAM D. CONNOR Superintendent LIEUTENANT-COLONEL SIMON B. BUCKNER ComiTiiinddnt of Cadets " O God, our Father, Thou Searcher of mens hearts, help us to draw near to Thee in sincerity ayid truth . . " THE CADET PRAYER ADEMIC iRTME NT k.3i Mi:i Miii d SUPERINTENDENT ' S STAFF Mr. Mayer Lt. Davidson Col. Farman Chap. Foust Capt. Franks Lt. Butler Lt. Echols Capt. Dunstan Lt. Byers Lt. Zwicker Lt. Ingham Capt. Bentley Capt. Low Capt. Parsons Maj. Colladay Maj. Legg Maj. Worsham Maj. Hines Col. DeWitt Col. Wilson Col. Gutensohn Maj. Eichelberger Col. Hartman PROVISIONAL REGIMENTAL OFFICERS Lt. McClure Lt. Clyburn Lt. Frierson Lt. Reardon Lt. Wofford Lt. Weikert Lt. Smith Capt. Holt Lt. Walker Lt. Dasher Capt. Parsons Lt. Young Maj. Worsham Maj. Anderson Col. Wilson Col. Gutensohn Maj. Colladay Maj. Thompson ' 9M Maj. R. L. Eichelberger Lt. Col. C. E. Wheat Lt. Col. W. E. Morrison Lt. Col. S. B. Buckner, Jr. Capt. G. A. Counts Lt. Col. F. W. Halliday Lt. Col. H. Jo Lt. Col. H. Beukema Lt. Col. C. L. Fenton Lt. Col. T. J. Hayes Col. R. G. Alexander Col. C. C. Carter Maj. Gen. W. D. Connor Col. W. DeWitt Col. W. A. Mitchell ACADEMIC BOARD SERENE and unruffled they are, these guiding I hands of the Military Academy, earnest and ' confident in their task of shaping the routine of cadet life in such a manner as best to combine the fun- damental principles of West Point tradition, introduced by Colonel Thayer, with the exigencies of modern con- ditions. Theirs is no position of idle prominence; they bask in no sunshine of reflected glory. They convene for one purpose, that of determining what is best for the Military Academy. The mechanisms of the Academic Board, always mysterious and almost sacred to cadets, surpass in their extensive functions even the seemingly omnipotent Battalion Board ' s decisions. Here is Power! Dignity, too, is an ever-present charac- teristic of this group. For why should these men not be dignified? In their hands lies the instrument with w hich the history of the nation is, in large part, to be fa shioned and sent down to posterity. Their decisions a s to the training and education of cadets, and their power to decide which men will complete the course and which ones will end their military careers pre- 43 maturely -these things have a great bearing on what West Point men of the present will accomplish during the next few years. The Board is composed of the Superintendent and the Professors of the various departments, and its routine duties consist of the selection of text-books, supervision of semi-annual and annual examinations, and final decisions as to the discharge or retention of cadets. Before the final stamp of approval as an ac- complished West Pointer is placed upon a man by virtue of his graduation, the Academic Board looks into the matter and authorises the stamping. In this way the members of the Board hold the power of con- trolling the personnel of that group of well-grounded young men who go out into the Army to perform new and more important duties in the manner in which West Point graduates have always carried out the teachings of their Alma Mater. As in the past, the Academic Board continues and will continue in the future to guard jealously the membership and tradi- tions of the Long Gray Line. Lt- Carr Lt. Christiansen Lt. Reber Lt. Bathurst Lt. Horn Lt, We Lt. Sorlev Capt. Baish Col. Mitchell Lt. Dean Lt. Hastings THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING DURING the first century of its existence. West Point was the most out- I standing engineering school in the country. The reason for its leadership in the field of engineering is natural enough. When the Academy was founded, it was destined to serve one branch of the Army — the Engineers. As time went on, the interests of the other branches were taken into consideration, and eventually West Point became a training school for all the various arms of the service. Nevertheless, the predominance of the engineering influence re- mained for many years, and even today engineering is regarded as one of the most important of all the courses of instruction at the Academy. At the present time the course in engineering is much more limited than formerly. In spite of these limitations, however, the department continues to carry out its traditional function of giving to every man who graduates from West Point a practical basic knowledge of the principles of civil and military engineering. In addition to this, a very thorough course in military history forms a considerable portion of the year ' s work. Because of the emphasis on the military aspect of the entire course, the training and knowledge imparted by this depart- ment are more closely in keeping with the objectives of West Point than are those of any other subject. In 1934, after more than one hundred and thirty years of service, the Department of Engineering continues its duties of keeping First Classmen constantly aware of the fact that there is no let-up until graduation ; and of teaching all future officers a basic knowledge ofengineering, a service which is as important as that of turning out men of the caliber of General Goethals. e a| m THE DEPARTMENT OF LAV 1 ! NE of the most awe-inspiring memories of Beast Barracks is that of the solemn occasion on which the class of new cadets, with about two weeks of experience to its credit, was introduced to the knowledge of the all-powerful existence and relentless operation of the Articles of War. Visions of torture chambers, fantastic machines, and dim lights flitted across our too- active imaginations. The Department of Law, with all that it stood for, was once and for all an evil to be avoided. As time passed and the apparently inevitable web of the Articles of War seemed to be tailing down miserably in its task of ensnaring cadets, we lost our feeling of awe and eventually dismissed all thoughts of the Law Department and Its grim but poorly accomplished mission. It was not until the beginning of First Class Year, when we took up the study of law, that this department again assumed an important position in our everyday existence. After one recitation our ideas of the department and its purpose were completely upset. We realized that it is at West Point for the main purpose of giving cadets a few of the fundamentals of the various types of law which prevail m the United States. Although the time devoted to the course of law is the most limited of all the subjects of First Class Year, the department has arranged the sequence in which the various phases of the course are taken up, in such a manner as to cover a maximum of subject-matter. Elementary, Constitutional, and Criminal law form the bulk of the course, with particular emphasis placed on the aspects of all of these which deal with the military. Lt. Fiske Lt. Traub Lt. Johnston Lt. Gard Lt. Nelson Lt. Kehm Lt. MacDonald Lt. Mulnthill Lt. Gallow.ay Maj. Ransom Col. Beukema Capt. Hunt Lt. Badger THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT AND HISTORY A LTHOUGH it is not one of the " Old Guard, " the Department of Eco- -- nomics. Government, and History certainly is entitled to claim honors JL. JX. as the most versatile of them all. The history phase of these various courses holds undivided sway during Third Class Year, when the cadet is sub- jected to the knowledge of all the machinations of men and nations from ancient times up to the present. Usually, during the last month of each term, about one- fourth of each class is given an opportunity for extensive research work on certain assigned subjects. In connection with this work, those who are engaged in this research are required to prepare a twenty-minute talk concerning the information they have acquired. These talks, combined with similar ones, regu- larly assigned at inter ' als during the year, are invaluable in giving to future officers experience in " thinking on their feet, " stating their thoughts clearly, and conducting themselves with confidence. The department rehnquishes its guidance of the cadet during Second Class Year, allowing the more technical departments to play a large part in his educa- tion. When a class reaches its last year, however, it is again brought into close contact with the department in the course in government. This course is sup- plemented during the spring term by a study of economics and modern financial conditions. In addition to these principal phases of the First Class instruction, the department also is charged with the teaching of a limited amount of book- keeping, the principles of insurance, and a short but effective course in the use of the military forces to support the civil power. Lt. Leonard Lt. McInik-.m Maj Warner Col. Haves Capt. Rising Lt. Holma :5, THE DEPARTMENT OF ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY N ' OW, will you play ball, or won ' t you? " This, Sirs, is the Department of Ordnance and Gunnery. We have played ball, or rather, tried to, and although we hardly feel that the final score is m our favor, I am sure that we have all thoroughly enjoyed our year ' s study. It is with deep respect for their department that we leave our cadet days behind us. In whatever branch we, as individuals, may find ourselves, the mark of the Ordnance Department, U. S. Army, will always bring back memories of the work here at the Academy. When the Field Artilleryman shouts, " Battery . . . One round . . . Three Six Hundred " he will see before him: p— t = 3El = — 2A and stand in awe it the vast consequences of his simple command. As the En- gineer places his TNT may he long remember that; Qmv = Qmp + .572Nm and wonder how it got that way. As the Coast Artilleryman " with, " gazes deep into her lovely eyes, he ' ll think " Ah, as intriguing as a 14 in. Breech Mech- anism, Mk. 1. " We realize now the importance of the study of Ordnance and shall ever take a practical interest in it generally as it affects our chosen pro- fession and specifically as it affects our particular branch of the service. May we never forget that we owe all we know of it, and all we maybe interested enough to learn further of it, to that industrious, enthusiastic, and friendly group who so ably taught us how " the ball game " should be played and won. , U M.i, , Mm li 11 Mm Bi k i Mm Am .osi Maj. Wolfe Col. Wright Col. DeWitt M.-m. T,a,ylor M. j. Sloat THE DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY HYGIENE A LTHOUGH the Cadet Hospital is a recognized institution of great im- — portance to the Corps, the staff of officers who compose the Department J . of Military Hygiene carry on their work day after day and receive very little thought from most cadets. In fact, we venture to state that probably not more than one third of the members of the Corps are even cognizant of the existence of this department. For the most part, their knowledge of the workings of this group IS limited to the experience gained in their contacts with the Sick Call Officer. Conducting sick call, however, is only one of a score of duties. The supervision and management of the hospital, annual physical examinations, check of the physical condition of all cadets who engage in any sport, and general care of the health of the inhabitants of the post are some of the more important tasks which fall to the lot of the Department of Hygiene. The Surgeon holds an important position on the Academic Board, and, in cases regarding cadets who have fallen behind in academic work because of sick- ness, he has an all-important influence. Under the direction of the Surgeon, the First Class is given each year a series of lectures on the subject of military hygiene, and a short theoretical course which serves as a guide for later experience in the service. This, in addition to general lectures on all phases of hygiene, given to the various classes at intervals, is the extent of the course of instruction. To sum up, it may be said that the Military Hygiene Department has more responsibilities and duties with less recognition or appreciation than is the case with any other department. .. . K- fe Lt. Havden Lt. Sto-se Lt. Mathias Lt. Uncles Lt. D. vy Lt. Judge Lt. Dutton Lt. Baker Lt. Weikert Maj. Smith Col. Carter Capt. Cowles Capt. Timothy THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY THE entire Second Class will attend a lecture m Philosophy at 9;30 a. m. tomorrow. " How many times have we been greeted with these joyous words, much to the envy of our less-fortunate table mates? And this IS only one of the factors that make this department probably the most uni- versally popular of all those included in our four year course. Few of us will try to argue that Phil is a pipe— true, one only has to remember that F = MA, and then to read the answer off the slipstick, but most of us will have to admit that It IS interesting as academics go. It is probably the first course we have had that will be of immediate practical use to us, for whether we bone the Engineers, pray for the Air Corps, or " choose " the Infantry, we shall doubtless find use in the near future for some of the principles contained in our Mechanics, Hydraulics, Thermodynamics, or Aero- dynamics. Taken as a whole the Philosophy Cours2 is all enveloping, training men to think for themselves, and to have confidenc; in their own abihties. If all of us believe the professor ' s dire predictions of mob foundation, his startling revelations anent the general stupidity of " 34, and his fear-mspiring threats, the welcome lectures would be hard to take, for a generous portion of these three topics constitutes the weekly introduction. However, they glide by over most of our heads, leaving us still happily receptive to the pleasanter pof ' tions. It is these portions, with their attendant weight liftings, wheel spinnings, pendulum swingings, and cartoon drawings, that make us listen attentively for the adjutant ' s " The entire Second Class will attend . " Lt, Riepe Lt. Serig Lt. Barth Lt. Shunk Lt. Sampson Lt. Peoples Lt. Wii Lt. Palmer Lt. Rash Col. Fenton Lt. Gillette Lt. Tinkle THE DEPARTMENT O CHEMISTRY AND ELECTRICITY A LTHOUGH in the lecture room and in carefully dovetailed lesson assign- ments this department proves the relation between the sciences of . JX. chemistry and electricity, the course to the average cadet presents two distinct and unrelated subjects, and to the goat introduces two new nightmares. The transition period, from the exploration of the simple cell to the discovery of the all important storage battery, may be clear enough ; but the jump from the alphabet representing elements to the same letters expressing power and force, the leap from gingerly handhng a test tube to angrily snarHng an innocent coil, the chasm between looking up units of weight and poring back through volumes for an elusive formula, all prove to the fighting middle section man that he ' s studying two new, tough but interesting subjects. Lectures gladden our hearts about once every three weeks, but to the unwary present the added obstacle of staying awake m anticipation ot the startling question " What color will this be next, Mr. Brown? " The after-Xmas-leave mind is caught back on its heels by the first month of Juice. Thereafter, however, time and the gloom period run their due courses, with only occasional outbursts caused in untangling first section men caught in the agonies of too vigorous application of the right hand rule, and in calming the storm after a morning spent knee deep in dynamoes and cables of EAB basement. Both courses eventually end, leaving an impression of having crammed a lot into our brains in a very short time, with too many board fights predominating the first period and too many power plants the latter. ( RY Lt, Hadsell Mr. Reboussin Lt. Tausch Lt. Hensey Lt. M athewson Lt. Kammerer Lt. Draper Lt. Bell Lt. Sladen Lt. Bailey Lt. Sands Lt. Hopkins Lt. Brown Lt. Smith Mr. Martinez Lt. Hennig Lt. Pierce Capt. Bond Capt. Warner Mr. Vauthier Col. Morrison Maj. Kane Lt. Burrill Lt. deGravelines THE DEPARTMENT OI MODERN LANGUAGES AT OUCH of the liberal arts, an attempt to approach the field of pure intellectualism, an endeavor to retreat from the sciences . . . that is - what we prefer to associate with the Romance Languages as they appear in the West Point course of study. In this curriculum of ours, laden most oppressively with mathematics and kindred subjects of the sciences, the modern languages offer to many a haven of refuge and relief from the machinations of the departments of cosines, logs, integrals, and formulae. The Department of Modern Languages, to speak quite formally, cannot and does not hope to give the cadet a speaking knowledge of French or Spanish, but it does ostensibly furnish a grammatical and reading knowledge framed by a certain amount of background in classic and contemporary literature. Extra- curricula reading, always the bane of the student ' s life, is not overly encouraged in these languages. This might well be popularized more than it is. A certain amount of reading is carried on with the course as a study. The reading of military works in French has fortunately diminished, paradoxical as that may seem. Certainly the study of military art in French gives little insight into France and her people. Lest we appear altogether too critical of the Modern Language Department may we hasten to add that " that which giveth no occasion for griping will never be endeared in the hearts of cadets. " We like to have something to remember it by, and since, for the most part, it is not going to be anything that we learned, selection is made of these petty points, and they have been duly enlarged upon. HIIIm- Lt FORI.E Lt. BlV.HfR Ll r.K, XK Lt. Grant Lt. Harrold Lt. John Lt. Fraser Lt. VanWyk Lt. Ellerthorpe Lt. Bennison Col. Alexander Lt. Davis Lt. Pesek Lt. Toftoy THE DEPARTMENT OF DRAV ING PERHAPS our first comprehension of drawing is as we see it m cartoons. A course of two years under the expert tutelage of the Drawing Depart- ment enlarges this conception considerably. We learn that drawing is one of the primary requisites of the mihtary profession; we learn that it is one of the finer arts; we learn that a drawing can contain a greater amount oi infor- mation in a smaller space than any other document. Two years of this work enables many to turn out masterpieces and enables all to turn in more neatly printed communications. Legibility and understanding are the underpinnings of successful military campaigns. Illegible orders may mean the loss of many lives and the loss of important engagements. Misunderstanding may result in a defeat where victory should be assured. Drawn maps, with an ability to read them, form the least mysterious type of message- often more cognizable than speech. One can not hope to be a good military leader until he has mastered the ability to read and make maps. Hence, our training here is of primary importance in our chosen profession of arms. Cheers greet the end of Second Class Drawing, just as cheers greet the end of our four year course at West Point. We are glad when it is over, but we would not part with the training it has given us. In later years, we will be still more thankful for this training, and will then discover that the hours of standing and the miles of pacing contour intervals have not been in vain. It will be then that we shall laud the work of the Drawing Department and shall not regret its inconveniences during cadet life. ! ii ■ L Lt. Torre Lt. Heacock Lt. Holcomb Lt. How:e Lt. Nichol. 5 Lt. Hincke Lt. Underwood Lt. Brusher Lt. Lee :e Lt. W. A. S. ' mouce Lt. Moreland Lt. Robinson Lt. Hertford Lt. Lewis Lt. McM.aster Lt. Leaf Lt. Price Col. Jones Maj. Teale Lt. W. D. Brown Lt, Bartlett Lt. Harrington Pl= THE DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS r- R 5?. BEFORE ,1 candidate arrives at the Academy he has learned to fear and to respect the Mathematics Department, even though he has never come into direct contact with it. He has undoubtedly puzzled over the problems iven in the entrance examinations of several years, and has been told on all sides that from the day he enters West Point until he is ready to leave he will be exposed to mathematics, impressed with mathematics, fed mathematics. During Beast Barracks this impression is, if anything, increased. Upperclassmen are openly curious as to the plebe ' s previous experience in the subject, and just as openly frank in pessimistically prophesying days and nights of toil and worry, to he followed eventually by deficiency and foundation. Consequently, the first day of the Academic Year finds the despairing Fourth Classman approaching his mathematics section room with qualms of anxiety. For those few unfortunates who come to West Point completely unprepared for the subjects which they must take, the course m mathematics usually is limited to a brief four months of nightmare. Those who survive the fall term find themselves being conveyed hastily but thoroughly through all the intri- cacies of trigonometry, algebra, and plane and solid analytic geometry. The sec- ond year ' s work is taken up with the study of both branches of the calculus. In general, the requirements are the same as those of the Fourth Class Year, but by this time one is accustomed to them. Coincident with the cadet ' s departure on furlough IS his long-awaited farewell to the Department of Mathematics. The principles taught there, however, are never left behind. Lt. TlSCHbElN Lt. DrURV Li. iViAIULt Lt. Whitelow Lt. Whitney Lt. Scherer Lt. Moseley Lt. Raymond Lt. Syme Maj. Devtoe Lt. Fonvielle Lt. Farrell Col. Wheat Lt. Moore Lt. Enderton Lt. Tracy THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH ' HIGH, of the many courses we have taken up, do you consider the most essential to a good education? " This question has been pro- pounded by many cadets, and the matter has often been argued at length in and out of barracks. Yet perhaps only a very small percentage of the men indulging in these arguments and speculations realized, at the time, that their very ability to argue logically and convincingly had been acquired in the course of their study of English. This, then, is the all-important mission delegated to the Department of English — to instill in the minds of cadets (of various degrees of receptiveness) a thorough grounding in the use and appreciation of the English language. This it has undertaken to accomplish with an eye to the uncompromising prerequisites of the Army oiEcer. All types of official papers, — reports, letters, applications, recommendations, and the hundred-and-one other species of communications which flow perennially through the oft-travelled " military channels " must be complete and correct in every respect. This requirement demands that officers have the ability to express themselves on paper in language that is concise and accurate; in other words they must be able to write down what is required so that their superiors will be able to understand clearly, completely, and without question just exactly what they wish to report. Thus has the Department of English made itself indispensable to our educa- tion and future well ' being, as well as to many hours of keen enjoyment with good books. -- ¥ Lt. Roper Lt. Taylor Lt. Shumate Lt. J. A. Samouce Lt. Jones Capt. Counts Lt. Wilson Lt. DeGraap THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS ' HEN divide by ' g ' ? " From the weltering horde of Physics " goats " rises this plaintive cry. What is the baleful significance of this inno- cent looking " g " ? It is at once the bete noire of the " poop-sheet art- ist " and the shibboleth guarding the sanctity of the upper section. It is a symbol driving strong men to tears. It is the key to happiness and the ticket to despair. It means everything; it means nothing. It is more than strange that this unsavory, traitorous, unknowable, little quantity finds its niche in the cool hails of the Philosophy Department. Perhaps that it does is only indicative of the startling contradictions that the department holds in store. The novice in the course is dealt a shiny new shde-rule, a fat, smug looking text, and a solemn grey problem book. Armed with these and a hope, which is yet more fear, he sets out warily to tread the paths of Physical Science. On every hand he sees only bewilderment and difficulty ; panic clutches at him. And then the Phil Department becomes human. Trembhng feet are led through the maze of scientific intricacies, difficulties disappear, and, equipped with a judicious combination of " spec " and reason, the faltering cadet sees the way open before him. His instructors are revealed not as uniformed ogres but as sympathetic mentors. This is the first contradiction. Of course there is a catch to all this: Science will be served. And those who have drunk at the fount of its knowledge, it will send along with the unshake- able assurance that whatever happens, however circumstance jostle them and the ground crumble beneath them, F always is equal to MA. " The establishment of an mstitnUon of this }{ind . . . has ever been considered b)! me as an object of primary importance to this country ... " — Washington 1799 E PART DF TACTICS roN 1799 Capt. Williamson Lt. Post Lt. Stevi Lt. Lystad Capt. Miley Maj. Woodruff Mai. Rai MS Lt. Honnen Lt. Keyes Lt. Ridings Lt. Conrad Lt. Cole Lt. Jones Lt. Bruner NER Col. Buckner Maj. McCunniff Capt. THE DEPARTMENT OF TACTICS I GUARDIAN of traditions, enforcer of dis- . cipline, and instructor in the iinest points of social customs as well as the grim art of war- fare, the Department of Tactics has never been known toallow the deadly germ of laxity to penetrate the stolid fastnesses of Cadet Headquarters. Other departments have their ups and downs, sometimes threatening wholesale foundation, at others allowing even the goatiest to slip by the course without undue worry. The department which, during the greater part of the year, has been the most straightforward and pessimistic about its proposed violence, often relents during the writ period, and Uterally hands to its students on the customary silver platter, large fat tenths in quantities seldom dreamed of during the advance course. The Tactical Department, as far as can be seen by those who are banned from its innermost council tables, is always in the process of having its " ups. " Undoubtedly it regards with scorn the puerile attempts of its more fickle brethren to instill fear into the cadet heart. And yet, as far as writs are concerned, this department is known far and wide for the simplicity of its written examinations. It is along other lines that its representa- tives have proven themselves without peer. Where the typical tactical officer will not find a fault worthy of the deduction of two tenths on a Tactics writ, he will espy, without half trying, three demerits ' worth of misspelled words or other shortcomings on even the shortest written explanation, and the hastiest possible glance will reveal to him the most minute of last year ' s nicks in a breastplate. As we consider the question from every angle, how- ever, we cannot help admitting that the Department of Tactics has as its guiding motive the West Point motto of " Duty, Honor, Country. " There are tasks which have to be performed, in order to accomplish the objective of West Point training, and this group of officers is charged with their performance. Where is the cadet who does not pride himself on being different from the average run of " Rah-rah " college boy? And yet, ifit were not for the functioning of this department, we believe that this difference would not be great. Chatfield, Regimental Sergeant-Major Kenerick, Regimentai Siipfil-v Serge, Crystal, Regimental Adjutant Luehman, Regimental Supph Officer Hills, Reg.mental CommanJer THE REGIMENTAL STAFF THE unbelievable occurred this year, the im- possible happened. The rankest of the rank got ranked out of their room. The Regimentai Staff was forced to give up its palatial suite in the eighth and a half division and live like mere mortals in a tower room of North Barracks. Since the beginning, the job of First Captain has settled naturally on Tony Hills ' shoulders. He had his first crack at it during Yearling Deadbeat, and he is the only one of that Staff to retain his job First Class Year. This summer was the first time in many years that the First Captain was named at the beginning of the sum- mer. Despite the fact that he rushes us through our hash sometimes when he has to g et home to study law, he is a mighty good First Captain. Tom Crystal and Tony had roomed together and worked together for two years and they just couldn ' t be separated, so the powers made Tom adjutant. We recall that memorable day m June when his quavering voice first sounded off in the mess hall. That has grown 59 stronger now however, but Tom has still one serious drawback as adjutant he is apt, quite unintentionally of course, to put a man on guard twice m one week. Arno (G-4) Luehman, otherwise known as the Zebra, is the only officer on the Staff who had to be imported into " K " Company. The responsibilities and worries of his position have so undermined his good nature that his usual form of greeting is holding out his two fists and directing the poor man (usually a supply sergeant) to " just put your head in between here. " Ken and Miles live m seclusion with their com- panies. They do most of the paper work on the Staff, supply most of its good nature, and eat most of the food at the Staff table. The duties of the Staff are laid down in detail in the Blue Book, but these are but a small part of their responsibility. Their real job is in the leadership of the First Class and of the Corps. Theirs is the task to keep us working together, to help keep up that esprit de corps. They have performed it remarkably well. ■ A PI i » . nr 1- 1 i u FIRST BATTALION Eaiman Shaughnessey Battdhon Adjutant Battalion Sergeant-Maji Andrews, C. L. Battalion Commander SECOND BATTALION Craig, V. H. Adams, R. H. Battalion Adjutant Battalion Sergeant-Ma Renfroe Battalion Commander BATTALION STAFFS THIRD BATTALION FooTE Andrae alion Adjutant Battalion Sergeant-Majo Jablonsky Battalion Commander T Jf7 p-.f - ' ' coums Brown, |. Kj Kopcsak (Iross McEntee Smolier, Cadet Company Commander COMPANY Tradition and precedent dictate that the poor unfortunate who comments about " A " Company should air a boastful pride and seek to convince the world that " A " Company is without a peer among the companies of the Corps. As the French proverb has it, " Ca va sans dire " which, freely translated, means, " You said it Colonel. ' First at parade, first in athletics, first in everything is " A " Co., the alpha and omega of accomplishment at West Point. I shall call one witness, the oldest inhabitant. Pop Swartwood, who vigorously resents any implication that he has ever been or ever shall be aifiliated with any but " A " Co. He is an " A " Co. man to the core. Back in the mists of antiquity, " so that the memory of man runs not to the contrary, " was established the supremacy of the flanker over the runt and the absolute preeminence of the lads of " A " Co. Time, the patient craftsman, has altered many and sundry other things, but the happy legend of " A " Co. still persists, whereby the lattet ' day cadets continue and perpetuate the heritage of superiority which is handed on from generation to generation of " A " Co. kaydets. I guess that ' s tellin ' ' em ! FIRST CLASS J italdaira i: Colonel; ii?lationtk at irfiffd)ytlie Passing from the sublime to the ordinary, we shall forsake the consideration of the general perfection of " A " Company and suggest that life in the first three divisions has an essentially human touch, as is perhaps suggested by the fraternal pose of the First Class m the group picture above. Notice how cosmopolitan, how poised, how much on the " qui vive " is this happy unit. Every man an athlete, they are all good horsemen, ready at a moment ' s notice for anything from a Chapel formation to a boodle fight; but at the moment that the picture was taken, they had just fortified the inner man in the Mess Hall in preparedness for the giving of life itself, if necessary, in the Riding Hall at jumping. First Call in five minutes! One seeks not perfection, in the natures of the men in whose company one has suffered the experiences of Plebe Year, and passed through the perplexing times of a new regime. Such things make for strong friendships, the most precious benefit derived from cadet adversity. " A " Company will ever be a trenchant memory and a source of poignant pleasure in the eye of retrospection. Amen ' !W BuRLiNGAME, Cddet Company Coynmande COMPANY i Lt. Orduav. Comfutiv Commander The saga of Company " B " sings of no heroes. No son of " B " Co. snatched the golden fleece of Academic honors or climbed the mythical All- American heights on the athletic field. No turnout writ was complete without a brace of " B " " Company names. Yet there were always a few " B " Co-ites hobnobbing lackadaisically with the cognoscenti in the section rooms, a couple of " B " Com- pany ' s chunky brood turning in credible performances on the athletic field. Any " B " Company, Class of ' 34 man, goat or engineer, buck or be-chevroned, will tell you, " There ' s only one -ompany and that ' s " B " Company. " Perhaps this statement is the best measure of the easy-going, good-natured, sohd fellowship that characterized " B " Company ' s official and unofficial intercourse. Officially of course that same easy-going spirit often found it difficult to digest Tactical Department tidbits. Unofficially that same healthy and wholesome aversion to the tender intricacies of shining tent pegs and of polishing light fixtures was the source of much illicit amusement . . . and woeful sin . . . I ' a»J fl»V =. « ■ kv " CLASS McKlNNEY Moore Petty Sebastian Shaughnessey No history is complete without a look into the future. So whatever prophecy is voiced here must, perforce, concern itself with that glorious galaxy of manly and military luminaries, " B " 1934 offering to the God of Battles. Here ' s a bunch of boys that makes easy the usual hopeful, hackneyed mush doled out by Graduation Day orators. However, there is one thing that is more important than conventional mouthmgs about " success in every line of endeavor, ad infinitum. " ' And that is this, or this is that: Having breathed the same air with these whelps of " 34 for four years, the writer of this pinpoint sketch is sure . . . whether he found one of them digging in a ditch or supporting a quart of decorations on a khaki chest . . . that he could sneak up behind him, smack him on the back, call him by his nickname, ask him for his shirt, and get it. Just in case anyone wants to try this, their nicknames are listed below in no special order: Rudy, Susie, Chat, Hunk, Fulano, Cutie-wee, Sock-in-the-wash, Foggy, Spike, Tex, Dutch, Shag, Benny, Skid, Maternity, Dick, Knox, Iggy, and Sammy. On the other grimy paw, however, anyone who chances this procedure is also gambling that said pride of " B " Company has a shirt. HiGGiNS, Cadet Company Commander COMPANY Lt. Lystad, Company Co; " Reborn " is the appropriate title of this history, for this year " C " Co. has come into her own and has regained the glory that once was hers back in the dark ages beyond the ken of any of her present members. We can re- member when " C " stood for almost anything except " chastity " or model " cadetship. " Memories of Thanks- giving Massacres and the appellation, " the Company of One Hundred Slugs, " has made this metamorphosis even the more remarkable. Some sort of New Deal has graciously instilled a buckup of this outfit, from lords to lowly serfs. Gone is the spanless gap between the First Class and the Underclass " untouchables " that has characterised " C " Co. ' s of the past, and as a result the present regime glories in the co-operation of every man. Furthermore, we are rightly proud to be led by our own product, the red-thatched Higgins, who has pulled up " C " Company as easily as he pulls himself up a rope. Instead of importing a captain as we always did formerly we had so many chevrons that we not only filled our own quota, hut sent some to other companies. FIRST PL.ATOON t ■«iir »iiti J Ai iillH ■I ?;, ' ' ij| -v H0 FIRST | " { m PK Baker, J. O. t -H r Barton fd ' ■ Bal ' er Gary Cunningham 1 W rj ■ ! c m-. ii Davis, K. LeV. 1 m y? Erlenkotter 1 m jj HiGGINS EZ H [Collingsworth J i HUFFSMITH ASS ;Kee " McMahon rt- jj. I " " ! " Iv 1 MacDonnell S I r- ' ■ ' - Merrll f Here in " " C " Co. we go in for happy mediums, but mediocrity never. We aren ' t flankers, but neither do we walk on our knees. We are an in-between bunch who have the combined virtues of both ends of the Corps. By the same token we should have a few faults . . . and we have. No hallelujah chorus arises from the Southwest corner of Central Barracks. We wear as many stars, as many A " s, as the rest of them, and we boast of, or confess to (according to your view) six Corps squad managers. Why, rather than be complete washouts, our men would even go out for the pistol team ! From that it is plain to see that this Company refuses to be classed as indifferent, but will not be satisfied with anything less than first place in any cadet activity, be it competitive drill or crimson quilt. We First Classmen of this outfit have the proud boast of being the last Plebe Class to dominate the old " Riding Hall. " We started as twenty-seven m that memory-packed place; now we are only fifteen in number. With us pass the last vestiges of the old " C " Company, whose only claim to fame was indifference. We leave the new " C " Company for you Underclassmen to cherish just as we always shall. MWM Maury, Cadet Company Comn COMPANY Lt. Post. Company Commandc " The runts of the First Battalion " ; so they label or libel us. " D " Company occupies a curious position m the Corps of Cadets. When attempts are made to classify " Flank ' ers " and " Runts, " we fall withm no category, but are rather shoved into discard. The flankers seem rather ashamed of us and think we ought to be with the runts; while the runts, on the other hand, despise us as overgrown models of themselves. We partake, in consequence, of neither the indifferent laziness of " A " Company, nor the waspish aggressiveness of file-boning " F " Company. Instead we blend their qualities and the resulting ensemble . . . some will call it a mess . . . produces the rational being of " D " Company. Of course, not all of us are rational, as for example, Swede VanOstrand (there are exceptions to every rule), but we always have someone like Daddy Gould to swing the pendulum back to normal. Now what has " D " Company done to deserve a place in the sun along with the eleven other brilliants that make up the Corps galaxy? We have never won the competitive drill, and the end of intermurder season invariably FIRST PLATOON U f% Ife CLASS li Miller, R. B. 1 NORTHAM 1 1 Rkhardson ROC.ERS, W. L. Van Nostrand VoLCKMANN Wemer, E. E. B. Wis, W.u.D, C. H. Wood. T. E. aiy ' M ierasbd i Wttgrowii »riy,mtlie a amble irefflmi, is My libtstkt (im ' arably finds us in last place. Whenever there is ,i company soiree, what company does it? What company is always last to be dismissed from S. I.? What company besides " K " Company has a May-day celebration? (ask any " D " Co. plebe). When you sum up, what do you find? Simply that just like our other brethren of the Corps, we have our trials and our tribulations, our Tacs and our traditions. Best of all, we have the knowledge that the common interests of the past four years have welded us into a group whose ties cannot be severed by the passing of years or the separation occasioned by graduation. As we glance back over our four years here, we cannot help but feel a tingling of pleasure at recollections of the gay camaraderie as part of that, to us, best of all companies. Memories of harassed and crowded hours in Beast Barracks, of drags during Yearling Deadbeat, of that August 28 when furlough ended, and of the Virginia trip of First Class Year, are but a few of those memories that will come flooding back to us. With reluctance we leave the things that have been; with anticipation we face the things that are to come to us upon graduation. SECOND PL. A, TOON IL Stone. Cadet Coinpany Comynander E COMPANY Lt. Cole, Company Commdnder " Thirty-four " of this hardy " E " Co. rabble started miHtary hfe in the antiquated sanctity around the 6th Div. Fathered by such old warhorses as Jack Cody and Pop Swartwood, they separated us after a year, and since then our company has lived, half as aristocrats in South Barracks and half as proletarians in Central. Flankersof the Second Batt., we have always felt a hell of a lot more for the runt end than the tall end. Runty, and proud of it, even if our captain was imported from " L " Company, somewhere over in the lost Batt. It is a known fact that runts always like to play horse. We have never disavowed that truth, for many a time the O. C. sent the Guard over to the I8th Div. to stop that terrible racket which the lads were making after dinner. Everything from " shove hmi in the basket " to singmg " O ' Reilly ' s Daughter " was to be heard in that battered division. If you look in the orderly room you will see a goodly array of cups won on the field of intermurder. There is a guidon in the orderly room too, for we really are a company in the U. S. C. C. you know, but we haven ' t had Turner, P. L. time to win any nice little competitive drill streamers for it since " 34 were yearlings and left for Furlough. Pete Bennett captained boxing, and Jack Neely led the soccerites, one of whom was Bill Craig. Johnny Franklin played polo even if he did get policed taking jumps in the riding class. " Hoisington " Griffith has won three letters as a diver on the swimming team; and Bill Stone was manager of football. As a sport goer-outer Freddy Barnes tried them all; and it is fair to say that almost every man has gone out for a squad and made some sport. That, however, is not all. Can we ever forget Johnny Diefendorf in the Hundredth Night Show, Joe Miller ' s cogitations on relativity, the work of our First Class on such boards as the Howitzer, Pointer, and Dialectic? Well, I should say not. We really have a grand bunch of men . . . men you like to associate with for four long years. And we all thank the Lord we were just short enough not to make " D " Company and just tall enough not to be thrust into " F " Company. SECOND PLATOON ' Miiilip . p. Craig Cadet Company Commander F COMPANY m l Lt. Ridings, Company Command : The chronicle of " F " Co. is a tapestry woven from bits of wadmal and odd pieces of colored string collected by the First Class and fabricated into a confused chiaroscuro, principally black and white, but irrationally inter- spersed with an ebullition of blinding colors — not a soft mosaic iridescence, but explosively violent, yet not sufficiently irradiant completely to obscure the coarse, gray expanses of fustian texture, knit of monotony. But the tapestry even we ourselves regard with jaw agape. It defies delineation. It contains the repulsive aridity of the logarithm book intertwined with the bursting flash of Charlie ' s photographic powder. It savors of the stable mustiness of the trunk room, and yet to try to follow any of the grotesque designs leads you berserk. The scent of sweet perfume, the barrenness of wooded glades, the acridity of rich dessert, the flatness of spiced wine — the aoristic diversities of " F " Co. befuddle, confuse, bewilder, perplex, and then, when seemingly on the point of precipitating, volatilize and disappear, leaving us vis-a-vis with the staid expressions on the faces above. They look disconcertingly familiar. They are " F " Co. FIRST PLATOON I ' ti.ii.f t M ■ ' |i - - ? ? FIRST - CLASS Adams, R. H. Brookhart Brown, P. S. Canterbury Craio, J. P. Davis, E. O. Holmes Kyser Lewis LiGON Man LOVE 1 1 Let us follow them through the mill and search their pockets for these strantje bits of string they weave m the pattern. Taking a drill roll, m conical shape, we light Diogenes " lamp and look. Adams, whose tile-boning is ac- cepted without resentment; Ace, who is for whatever branch is on the lecturer ' s lapel; Brownie, a vestige of the tenets of Foreign Legion " F " " Co.; the Chief, astute student of the heavens; Beany, keeper of jars of jam that provoke the disapproval of the directors of the cuisine; Dave, guide of Louie ' s gardens; Stan, harmonica haranguer; Kyser Bill, Gorsart ' s Blunda; Elmer, the crooning slugoid; Juney, magnet of the squash racket; the Bull, veteran of ruinous affairs of the heart; the Colonel, whose fisticuffs assume dangerous proportions every Dec. 23; Lil ' Joe, my Montana man; Juddy, horse-striker-in ' the-face ; Hatch, strong arm of the South; Bumps, buyer of $15 taxi rides; Sieg, the sycophantic sage; Bill, true to his O.A.O. — all of them; Ike, Ballyhoo ' s campaign manager; White, attache to the Vice-President; and Uncle Dud, Cleopatra ' s patron. The lamp flickers, the wick burns black, the tlame goes out. Diogenes gets a stay-back. SECOND P L A T e O N V,; ' . jiT ' i ' iiifciO ' sfjj- lllgl p- " ' Betts, Cadet Comptiny Commander COMPANY Lt. Bruner, Company Comn " The competitive drill was won by Company ' G " . " " A statement as terse and matter-of-fact as the above is to be expected, and, indeed, is quite admirable in such an austere medium as the Daily Bulletin. In an organ of less serious tone, however, it might do no harm and would certainly be more accurate to add the phrase, " as usual, " to that statement. Last fall for the third consecutive time " G " Company finished first in the semi-annual close order competitive drill. The first time it happened we were elated but slightly skeptical; the second time we were filled with a distinct feeling of pride; the third time we decided the streamers on our guidon were to be a permanent fixture. Modesty forbids our dwelling too long on this particular accomplishment, but nevertheless, we are far from indifferent to the subject. In fact, as any flanker would readily testify, we are far from being indifferent in any field, although testimony from such a source must be taken with a grain of salt. FIRST PLATOON 74 ■■ U ' " ' r CLASS Johnson, C. E " G " Company can hold its own with any organuation. Its present record of furnishing three Corps Squad captains is unexcelled in the Corps this year. In intramural athletics " G " Company finished third last year and has made an equally good showing so far this year. When we arrive at the subject of Academics, we begin to tread on dangerous ground. It must be admitted that the coveted yellow color insignia are conspicuous in " G " Company by their absence, although we do have a couple of said decorations hidden somewhere or other in the ranks. Furthermore, it has bee n truly said that some of the last sections bear a close resemblance to " G " Company drill sections , but we won ' t go into that either. Finally within our midst are found several anchor men in conduct, in addition to a few high ranking company officers and a battalion commander. On the whole we feel justified in confirming, with due pride, the fixed opinion that small men make the best soldiers. SECOND P L A T O el N i iSK H i 5miMi ijy-iV.i «A,.gMM. t . i ' .: ' I M 1 I Hoffman, Cadet Company Commander H COMPANY Lt. Honnfn. Company Comnidridc Tucked away in the southeasternmost corner of barracks is a company known as " H " Company. Some people wonder why this company should enjoy such a palatial suite of four and a half divisions, but these people have never been around to see our lounging wall where solemn and frivolous join together and enjoy the brotherhood of that fraternal fence. For one hundred and seven feet it stretches along the eastern side of south area allowing one foot space for all the Upperclassmen as an after-dinner prop and a one foot vacancy for each plebe to conjure over and to anticipate as a luxurious after-dinner lounge. No other company could enjoy this extensive patio as much so it was given to " H " Company. Thus, such a fraternal company should be given a backyard lounge for its post-dinner musings. Just drop around on a warm spring night when the sun ' s last reddening glow is disappearing in the west and your heart will be thrilled by the First Classmen gathering about in their groups discussing unifonns and graduation leave, the Second Class thinking of their impending Virginia trip, the yearlings with arms around shoulders embracing each other FIRST PLATOON r i . ' 4 CLASS with a hearty " Yea Furlough, " " and the plebes running busily hither and yon dispensing numerous missives of " O. A.O. " nature with heartening news of the summer ' s store of treats. And here and there will be mixings of the service stripes in groups where arise vague mutterings of " Snare and a Delusion, " " Mud-hole, " and then happier flauntings of " Real Experience, " " Those Virginia Femmes, " " " You ' re going to pipe it. " Leisure this company finds and makes good or bad use of depending upon the observer ' s attitude. Yet, when it comes to a job that must be done the company snaps to with a will. In short, there is nothing extraordinary about " H " Company. It is the " Middletown, " the " Main Street " of companies. Its greatest distinction is that it is actively inactive, but its greatest attribute is that it is " Home. " Home is where the heart is and as the heart becomes acclimated to a locality then it becomes content. As it becomes content it becomes happy in its home. The ever-present cycle works this way in " H " Company and makes us proud that this has been home for four years and that these men have been our brothers for four years. SECOND PLATOON ' . k U O ' Neil, Cadet Company Commander I COMPANY Lt. Stevens, Cotnpativ Con i! To you who know the Army only by its Training Regulations, a company exists as no more than a tiny unit at the base of a complex pyramid, a group of men bound together by administrative necessity. To you who know West Point only by its Parades, " I " Co. exists merely as a segment of that long gray line, a group of men bound together because each stands the same height. But to us, her sons, " I " Co. exists as a hallowed fraternity, a group of men bound together by four years of common sorrows and joys, of common fears and hopes, by four years of marching shoulder to shoulder along the same worn path. To us " I " Co. is a band of comradeship that will project many joyous reunions wherever two of the happy family shall meet. Whether in foreign service or in the States a meeting of any of the brotherhood will enliven the surroundings. Let none of you think that these joys and sorrows were not real, that those fears and hopes were shallow and I Johnston, D. W. Kemble ittbe liolnowWcst rfowytarsof iloaiongtlie ten two of DtyioodwiO « ilk- and passing, nor th.it our road was paved and sheltered. There is nothing unreal to the happiness of a Plebe Christmas, nor to the sorrow in the loss of a classmate, nothing temporary to the fear of Foundation nor to the hope of Fur- lough, nothing luxurious to a bed in the mud nor to an afternoon trudge on the area. These are the experiences that form the warp and woof of our company. Without them we would exist as patch work; with them, our Tom and our Tom, our Chick and our Dick, our Sam and our Dan, our Pop and our Doc, our Sandy and our Pansy, our Jack and our Mack ... all are united in a fabric of homogeneous friendship. We make no attempt to artificially characterise " I " Co. We boast no fewer cutthroats, no greater indifference, than any other company. In our company commander, sent to us from the realms of the Lost Battalion, we have a real man, a most thoroughly respected and completely able leader. Again we boast no greater luck. Only this ... we are proud of him . . . Tom ONeil, and of her . . . " I " Company. ■ IL S. L. Brown, Cadet Company Commande COMPANY Lt. Conrad, Company Coynmandt April showers may bring flowers, but they also herald " K " Company ' s little histrionic presentation that very definitely shows the Corps of Cadets that Spring is here. That, however, happens only once a year. In spite of this, though, the lack of a May-day show every month does not prevent the whole Corps from realising that " K " Company itself is here. Very much to the contrary, the main trouble is that the dire and sinister shadow of " K " Company pervades and permeates nearly every nook and cranny of the Reservation. Goats and engineers; clean sleeves and zebras; red comforters and Major " A ' s " ; parked cars and polo teas; squash rackets and lacrosse sticks — all are here in plenteous confusion. Ever since the Harp brought Bahr Hawbor here, and his sidekick, B. J., transplanted that little piece of home that is forever Brooklyn, the rest of the inmates have had to put up with a lot. Not that they minded, but the competition was tough. Even Bud Buehler ' s flow of gilded rhetoric has been floored by their antics! Ralph Bucknam did quite a job at most things he tackled — be they theatric or just athletic. Jack Donoghue has been that quiet FIRST PLATOON J i ii.lnipiteof rotinjtliat toikilowof inifflgkers; BinikiiKe ptterflme r»ial,i)(ittli2 phBudmam " tiat quiet individual to whom many a cadet owes his present status. John Anderson has been ever with us, except when summering at Fort Bragg. Rooster came out of the West with Lochmvar, and the A. D. never did quite catch up with his hablar espafiol a la Border. Axle Waugh and his frigid wife enjoyed every minute of their stay with us, while Avogadro Still is yet heard to chorus his inner feelings to the accompaniment of Urkhart ' s " Ah, sweet Rose! " Rudy Green needs no introduction to either the A. D., T. D., or any college for females. Jim Harris and Art Proctor have been as inseparable as Art ' s tooth brushes and pipes. Stan Brown wears most of the stripes in spite of a previous MIT experience. And just as a matter of note, " K " Company feeds and clothes the Regimental Staff. And so we ' re mighty proud of it. We have enjoyed it, and we have received much from it. We ' re damned glad to have known you. " K " Company. SECOND PLATOON i 1 ? Seaman, Cadet Company Commander L COMPANY Capt. Goode, Co7Tifian Commande It is perfectly true that every group has a personality of its own, and consequently the personality of " L " Company may be expressed in these few words — a pride in the organization and an intense feeling of unity and unbounded friendship among the men within the company. We are, as a company, sometimes classed as mditferent, probably because our efforts are neither outwardly visible nor loudly broadcast. But nevertheless we clami efficiency in all branches of activities from the military to the social, and further, we claim that " L " Co. is the producer of some of the more famous men in the Corps. Witness the facts that all three of the class presidents are products of " L " Co., that the captains of the football and track teams and one of the co-captains of tennis are among us, and that the Howitzer and Pointer staffs, the Dialectic Society, and the other branches of extra-curricula activities claim numerous men from the company. Further, we pride ourselves on the fact that one Battalion Commander, two Company Captains, five Lieutenants, and a Battalion Adjutant are from " ' L ' " Company. We cannot brag of any banners floating from our guidon but we do claim a goodly number of first lines at parade, and a generally fair standing in compet. As a starter for the Academic year — one marked by harder courses, more demerits, frequent S. I. ' s. etc, — we felt particularly fortunate in drawing the sage of the Tactical Department for our Tac. In him we found a man, with whom it was a pleasure to co-operate to the fullest extent. He is a big man, too, not only in physical propor- tions but also in mind and heart, and is thoroughly fair and square in his dealings with every man from the First Class to the Plebes. Several long years ago when our Sixth Company was divided into the last parts of the " Lost Batt., " we heard of a certain smile called the " Thank God I ' m in " L " Co. " smile. That expression originally appeared to be a meaningless nothing, but as the end approaches and we call to mind the friendships we have made and the pride in our organization, we too can smile that " Thank God I ' m in " L " Co. " smile. m Cadet Company Commande; COMPANY Lt. Ennis, Comfiarfv Cotntnand r And the last shall be " M " Company. That is to say, the last home from parades, the last into the Mess Hall, the last to draw money for Furlough, last to turn in equipment before graduation — last everywhere. But it ' s better that way. It sort of fits into the scheme of things. These flankers can ' t get in a hurry — they just aren ' t built that way. This is the " Big Boys ' Club, " — the outfit that lives over in the outskirts of civilization, the north wing of North Barracks. They enjoy a sort of " splendid isolation " over there that develops a rare spirit. The Big Boys just amble along through West Point ' s " system, " taking life comfortably easy, kidding each other, having a pretty enjoyable time all along. They manage to do the same amount of work, and maintain the same standards as the rest of the Corps with a remarkably lot less worry and griping. Once in a while they go out and win an intermurder Championship or a competitive drill, or something, and leave the runts almost satisfied because " M " Company deigned to compete! This reads like sales talk for good old " M " Company doesn ' t it? Well, it isn ' t. They are satisfied with their FIRST P L . T O O N CLASS present personnel, and don ' t have to proselyte for good men. They breed their own, right in the Compa ny. As a matter of fact, every time some fellow needs a good rest, or has stepped off on the wrong foot over in some other Company, he ' s shipped post-haste over to the Big Boys where people mind their own business and give him a break. The climate over there has given many an immigrant a new start. The man in each Company who writes of his Company for the Howitzer is naturally going to say he was lucky to spend his four years in the " best damned Company of ' em all! " , etc. That ' s more of this " esprit de corps " stuff, and is fitting and proper. Seriously, though, " M " Company is actually, and beyond a shadow of doubt the Company to live in. Of course It ' s the best. Take that tintype bunch of First Classmen up there for e.xample. Homely mugs, aren ' t they? But they ' re the best gang in the world to hit the har d knocks and the high roads with ' When they ' re retiring from the Army long years from now the General, the Colonel, the Major all of them will still be the Big Boys. ; i- ( ' , O NO PL A T O L) N ■H i - ' " r y On top of the marble shaft of Battle Monument stands " Fame, " with beckoning arms outstretched to receive those who are constant enough to win that fic le lady. IL •arade 15 over; it ' s " Right by Squads " and we have reached the sally port at last. For four years we have marched to- gether, hut now it will he by twos or threes, or alone. Together we weathered Beast Barrac s and Plehe Tear and together we lolled in the sun in summer camp. We have quarreled and notcn the eenest competition, and yet we have sacrificed for one another, too. Slowly, through good and had, we have been welded into — Classmates .... V HO ' RE YOU, MISTER? " Where re you from and what are you famous jorT ' In years to coyne when you meet classmates at some jar ojf Post may these brief biographies help you recall the answers to these questions and to renew the friendships of old :4i GEORGE E. ADAMS Muncie, Indiana 8th District, Indiana " sparky " SPARKY makes the sparks fly as a mathematician and a master mind. Though not a " boner of the red comforter, " he takes his when it comes, a habit with him in the section room being to finish his problems in record time, then to take his seat and sleep, while all the rest still toil. To him, many of us are indebted for our unscathed passage of the cal- culus. A seeker of knowledge comes to Sparky who, in himself, is an information bureau complete. His authority covers all subjects from raising pigs to repeal. A native of Indiana, he has never proved false to his State. Only once did his authority weaken. A Scotchman by claim, his actions prove the reverse. Sparky is admired for his frankness, strength of character, and his staunch friendships. Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Football (4 ; Lacrosse (3); A.B. (3); Fish.n| Club 2), Manager (1); How.tjer (4); Rifle M.irksm.in; Pistol Sharpshooter. ROBERT H. ADAMS Ardmore, Oklahoma 3rd District, Ol{lahoma " bob " You can ' t keep a good man down. This fits Bob perfectly. After apparent failure to qualify for a career in the Army, Bob retaliated, proved his capability, and is now merely waiting for June to roll around. Although academics tripped him once, he is not so pessimistic as to permit study to occupy all of his time. During the winter one may find the " Woof- Woof " — yeah, the Battalion Sergeant Major of the 2nd Batt — directing the wrestling team as its man- ager, with an " In this corner " and a " Won by Army. " Ask a plebe who is the hardest man m the Corps and those who have had the misfortune to come into contact with Bob will reply without hesitation, " Mr. Adams, Sir. " However, underneath the bluff presented to plebes one may find Bob as he really is. A more staunch and loyal friend is not to be found anywhere. Wrestling (• Marksman. hmVciub ' .Ri JOHN HICKS ANDERSON Tecumseh, Michigan Michigan (nional Guard " andy " JOHN sprang out of the obscurity of Beast Barracks by driving us, away back in the days of our adolescence. Having been in the Michigan National Guard, his enthusiasm twined round us with stacca- to commands. Andy is serious and conscientious to the point of being overcareful, but is usually even more strict with himself than with others. Par- ticularly illuminating is his horsemanship when, at a gallop, his jaw is set in grim determination to dominate all good horses. However, one refused at Bragg, and permitted our hero to spend the princi • pal part of the summer nursing a broken wrist. Missing parades until October 1st wasn ' t so bad though. His worst fault is singing or whistling, on a different key every two or three notes, unfortu- nately. Andy smokes in a manner reminiscent of one Sherlock, pondering the while on problems involv- ing this publication, for no small portion was his. Corporal {2); Sergeant 1); Howil Rxird (1); Christmas Dird Comi Marksman; Pistol Expert. . HARVEY THOMPSON ALNESS Bayport, Minnesota jrd District, Minnesota " red " " A TRUE westerner, rather serious, you might al- most say inclined to sternness, with an occa- sional wanton disregard for convention, he lets his undercurrent of humor have its way. A game and determined fight against a serious illness carried him through Plebe Year. Clearheaded, farseemg, steady work with a touch of moderation strengthened by a manly quality of integrity, modesty, and a ready smile; but he " s nobody ' s " yes man. " He never fails to assert his opinion if he knows some one is wrong and his cause is right. Life is no song to him; it ' s a game to be played with earnestness and care. His is a character which sees clear cut black and white with no twilight shadows between. These qualities set upon a rock foundation characterize Red and make his friendship one to be sought and remem- bered. Orpor.il (2l;Scrge.int(n-. Indcxir R.flc (2. I); Minor " A " (2, 11 Outdivir Rifle (. , 2. 1). Manager (1); Manager ' s " A " : Pistol ( (4); Hundredth Night Show (4); Rille Expert; Pistol Exivrt. HERBERT HADLEY ANDRAE Jefferson City, Missouri 8th District, Missouri ' " herb " THERE is little in the life of a cadet that is not " set to music, " but Herb is one who, for four years, has retained the admirable quality of being himself. Officially his troubles with the authorities are few, and personally he goes through life never treading on the toes of others. And yet, with all that, there is a certain carefree and impel- ling generosity about him that is hard to resist. In his outlook on life he has been called a cynic, but this is far too strong a term. A milder and more applicable one is " the Missouri blue-blood. " He takes pride in himself and his work, and yet is not in the least arrogant nor haughty. To know him we must go beneath the surface; once there, we will find a man capable of real and lasting friendship; a man in whom there are no superficialities. ' .y- - CHARLES LEON ANDREWS Glendale, California gth District, Calijorma " chick " THE first impression Chick gave when he came here in " 30 was one of self-assurance, and he spent the ensuing years proving that that assurance was well founded. For three years he drove " A " Company ' s portion of the Class of " 34 and then assumed the responsibilities of the First Batt. His success was not confined, however, to mili- tary achievements, for he ranked high in everything he attempted. A perpetual inhabitant of first sec- tions, he stood out as an excellent scholar, while, at the same time, the A on his sweater bore testimony to his athletic prowess. But Chick, the friend, is the Chick that will probably be best remembered by those who knew him. Fun-loving, yet serious when occasion de- manded, helpful and sympathetic without carrying It to extremes, he made many lasting friends among those who wore the K,i Jct iiMv. Acrmg Corporal (3); Corpiu.-! - ' ' ■ ' t - Numerals (4); Summer Camp I ' i I . : Minor " A " (2, 1), Numerals (4 ' !■ t 2 ] li; ' ::ii ;■ I i ■,;- li ' : pionship (1); Choir B, 2. 11; Fishmi; Cluh; ro,. :h Dchcient Cnjots (5. 21. Stars (4); Rifle Sharpskwter; Pistol Expert. 94 PAUL CARTER ASHWORTH Belleview, Florida 2nd District, Florida " " ash " " STILL Water Runs Deep ' " — so says the prov- erb. Paul is quiet, but when he says some- thing it is usually worth your while to listen. Those who know him have found that out. It is no easy matter to know him, but those who do realize that they have something valuable. Casual acquaintances will not appreciate Paul, for he doesn ' t display the quality of his personality. That may explain why his friendship is to be really desired, for his quiet good humor is a boon to those who know him. He doesn ' t indulge in loquaciousness, but if you want to know something, ask him about it and he can probably tell you all about it. This faculty for in- formation has manifested itself in stars, although everyone thought him possessed of too much com- mon sense and too much of a southerner ever to win them. Paul is the kind of man who will always make life worth living. BEY MARIO AROSEMENA Panama City, Republic of Panama Special Act of Congress — Republic of Panama " rosy " R)SY — the name itself is practically sufficient to characterise this happy-go-lucky and sin- cere son of Panama. Bey came to the Point ready to do some hard work, and he really has. He battled the Academic Department for four years, but always came out on top — sometimes only by a tenth, but what ' s a tenth among friends? It was quite a differ- ent story though when it came to the Tactical De- partment. He always took his punishment with a smile, however, and merely commented that " it was all in the system. " Boxing is Beys pet diversion and he really goes in for It in a big way. When he is scheduled to fight the whole Corps turns out because every man knows there will be a real battle, no matter who may be his opponent. After graduation. Bey plans to follow in his father ' s footsteps and take up engineering. I (2); Boxing (■(, 3. 2. I); Utlc Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshoot HERBERT MARVIN BAKER Helena, Georgia 12th District, Georgia " bake " ONE of the greatest and most lasting pleasures of life is a friendship with a man who has per- sonality, and who is congenial and jovial. In Bake we find just that. Before coming to West Point, Bake had experienced life in varied forms, and had had many ups and downs, from all of which he began to formulate a philosophy of his own. Everyone who meets him takes an instant liking to him. His pleasant grin and warm friendliness have fitted him easily into the hearts of his class- mates. A master of that almost forgotten art — conversa- tion — Bake can and will discuss intelligently almost anything capable of being discussed. This ability plus his charming personality has made him a suc- cess as a hop manager. He is a good mixer, the life of the party, and in general he is quite popular with the members of both sexes. Acting Corp. (3) ; Corp. Minor " A " (3, 2); Major ' Expert ; Pistol Sharpshoote ROBERT C. BAHR Peoria, Illinois i6th District, Illinois " moose " WHILE yet a beardless youth. Moose came out of his native Illinois looking for new worlds to conquer. Always smiling to himself or wrapped up in thought, he seemingly missed much that went on about him; but we wonder. His major achieve- ment was his successful candidacy over " Rose " Heyne for the position of right hand man for the " Big Moose. " Bahr has the largest collection of pictures and the thickest address books in the Corps. Moose is a diligent scholar; he " bones " the books and gets what little he misses by cross ex- amining the " P. " (Ask anyone who has been in his Law section to recount his wondrous, far-from- bashful questions.) He also bones red comforter with equal diHgence the year round. His one ambi- tion in life, yet unfulfilled, is to put one over on his roommate. This ambition has contributed a great part of the " I " Co. deviltry. M.in.iger (1); Camp Illumination (4); Rifle te ' tte ROBERT G. BAKHR Spencer, Iowa iith District. Iowa ■■rldy " " Don ' t let his pate, which seems to be rapidly approaching a state of baldness, fool you, for it ' s been just like that ever since we ' ve known him, and it doesn ' t seem to change a bit, m spite of his frantic efforts and ardent prayers. His quiet, calm mien would never lead one to believe that it shelters an almost incorrigible habit of punning and of making grinds — commonly known as " Stinko. " It is impossible to consider this a de- fect, for it adds to, rather than detracts from, his quiet charm, since it is so totally unexpected. When the plains of Iowa gave us Rudy they gave us a philosophical hombre who can take the hard knocks with the easy ones. An ideal friend and roommate, it is with a distinct sense of loss and comradeship that we part with " Bob. " Corporal (2)-, Sergeant Rifle M,irksm;,n; Pistol t JAMES O. BAKER Grand Junction, Colorado Army " " bullet " JAMES O. (Bullet) Baker! The Russians have a word for it, " Nechevo. " If it were possible to describe a man with one word. Bullet is the man and " Nechevo " is the word. At the completion of Summer Camp someone slipped up on Oscar and pinned chevrons on him, but he remained just one of the boys at heart. A perpetual grin on his likeable face and a huge, lip swelling pipe hanging over his square chin. Bullet made a perfect picture of the substance so elusive at West Point — contentment! But don ' t be entirely misled by this picture because a com- plete surprise is in store for anyone who attempts to take advantage of his good nature. Always short on words and an expert listener — what better quality could one ask in a roommate? But above all, Oscar ' s friendship is the kind that grows and wears better the longer you know him. Fortunate indeed are we who share it. Sergeant (1); Basketball (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. 97 FREDERICK WOOD BARNES St. Louis, Missouri nth District, Missouri " deadeye " DEADEYE is almost the class daddy, yet it takes a long search to find a file as playful as this chap. After two years on the railroad and two at Washington U., the Tekes decided that they had a candidate for fame in the blond wonder, so Fred came here to go out for almost every sport in the category — yet he never made a letter. Why? Be- cause just as he got going he always broke a leg or received some really serious injury. Seriously though, he is a man that possesses a happy combination of seriousness and gayety. Most people have one or two merits — Deadeye has many. A keen business mind and a high sense of military honor will make anyone stand out. Fred has both. The fact that he has always ranked in the first three or four in " dis " speaks for itself. Pistol Expert; Election Comir WILLIAM G. BARNWELL, JR. Savannah, Georgia ist District, Georgia " barney " BARNEY has the cleanest clean sleeve in the Corps. He has always been the irrepressible buck and has never known the meaning of " file-boning. " His has been a constant struggle against demerits, but he has always been able to elude Foundation from that source. He is a master of work; of play; of humor; and of tactics. The approved solution of the soldier of fortune, for such he is, he has known Army life for many years, and it is his only thought. A devil- may-care attitude, is Barney ' s, yet he always strives for what he thinks is right. He looks not for ap- proval in regulations, but only in his own mind. If in so doing he has encountered many hours on the area, at the same time he has endeared himself to his classmates and will live always m their memories just as they have known him. ; Fishing Club; Rifle Expert; Pistol M.irki " fcdap. JOSEPH EDWARD BARZYNSKI, JR. Washinj ton, D. C. .Sth District. Illinois " ■joe " I ' m no psychoanalyst, so I can ' t tell you " Jo-jo ' s " thoughts; but I can hazard a very good guess! Joe lives very close to the realities, and converses most engagingly on the mysteries of French cuisine, and why the Mess Hall cannot serve well-prepared baked apples. Frankly, Joe is but a bit mor e naive about broaching a topic near to Kaydet hearts. Academics are no bugbear to Joe; he ' s far beyond that stage. The assignments are too long, thinks young " Barzy, " for he works slowly. But, like the legendary turtle, he arrives; after all, what is more pleasant than hard-won accomplishment? Persever- ance has endeared Joe to those brave gentlemen of " A " Co. who know the twinkle of his blue eyes, and his ever ready sense of humor. Lest I forget, Joe is fair game for the femmes, in a sense, un- charted territorv. PAUL LAWRENCE BARTON Ludlow, Vermont 2nd District, Vermont " joe " WE never had to worry about seeing any stars on Paul ' s collar. Just a happy-go-lucky sort ot fellow, and the Academics were thrown in with the luck, because he would rather read a good magazine than spend time studying any lesson in Engineering or Military Art. Never satisfied with anything, he was always advancing some new point, and arguing on that point if he were right or wrong — in fact, Joe seems to ably disprove the assertion that " Vermont men are quiet men. " During Beast Barracks he was an unknown quantity, but he soon made his presence known when the upperclasses returned from Summer Camp. Since then his shining face has always been " C " Co. ' s pride and joy. If someone needed another man to drag an extra femme, Paul was always willing to volunteer his services and gladly made the great sacrifice. HOWARD MARSHALL BATSON, JR. Fairmont, West Virginia istDutrict,West Virginia AFTER attending, and possibly studying at, several different colleges, Batson finally came to the Academy witfi enough information absorbed to sail through Academics with no apparent diffi- culty. Chevrons, too, seemed to come without the customary " file-boning " and, fortunately, Batson is one of those who has never abused his rank. In fact, his attitude is practically that of the proverbial " buck. " For things in which he is interested, Batson works hard and enthusiastically. As a plebe he knew nothing of wrestling, yet hard work and natural ability have gained him, besides a cauli- flower ear, the reputation of being one of the best " grapplers " in his weight that the Academy has had in years. Consideration and a sense of humor (don ' t let his puns fool you) have made him a cheerful com- panion and a real friend. rting Corporal (3); Corpor.i! (3); Lieutendnt (1); V mor " A " (2); Cadet Chapel Choir (4); Equipment Corr ter; Pistol Marksman. KARL WILLIAM BAUER Jefferson City, Missouri " th District, Missouri As likeable as they come, Karl is one of the few - cadets who make life enjoyable for the others. In addition to this, he has always done what was required of him and a great deal more. He gives the impression of possessing a boundless store of rest- less energy, which has found its outlet in many different manners. He has turned it to command ; to athletics; to Academics; and to cheerfulness. Karl will drag for you, fight for you, play you in any sport, or argue with you about anything. He is often seen at Cullum, yet he is not a snake. He wears lieutenant ' s chevrons, yet he is not a file- boner. He ranks high in Academics, yet he never cuts another ' s throat. Of few men with his record is this true. The one thing he does do, though, is devote his whole time to being every inch a cadet and a gentleman. SlidlTcj ■ SEVERIN RICHARD BEY MA Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sauitoruil, Wisconsin " " SEV " SEv came to " A " Co. in the gloom and despair of post furlough days. When all about were griping and B ' aching, Sev pitched right in and did his share. So well did he do the job that now with Pop Womack he forms the Champion doubles team of " A " Co. Although usually rather indifferent, Sev qualified as a " Bushwhacker " during Summer Camp when he shined his B-plate for S. I. However, such racking labor brought on a complete breakdown, so now he is a believer in conservation of energy. In the military line Sev rose from the pivot man on " Squads Right " to Sergeant. In Academics he has been equally successful. Though he has never won those gold things for his collar, Sev has kept many a Kaydet from Foundation. It will be hard to see him leave but we ' ll always remember his wit and his infallible good nature. LEWIS KASPAR BEAZLEY Washington, D. C. ist District, Virginia " be. - " BEAz owes his success to taking every duty as it comes, and doing it conscientiously and well. Although he has never missed an evening with his Collier ' s, he has always been able to stand within the upper fifth of the class without any extra effort on his part. Academics are not the only things he excels in however, for every year his name has been found on the " A " squads in Football, Lacrosse, and Boxing. His big achievement came First Class Year when he jumped from a Second Class Buck to Lieu- tenant. Bea: " s one ambition is to fly, and no doubt he could take to the air with the same ease and indefinable grace as the time he " circled the field twice and took off " on the good old Cavalry Hike of 1033. _jr JOHN GEORGE BENNER Anna, Illinois 25th District, Illinois " jack " PERHAPS Jack missed his calling when he decided to cast his lot with the Army. After four years of Hundredth Night Shows which have unmis- takably shown the touch of a master, we are con- vinced that Jack could step into the shoes of Eugene O ' Neil when he has departed. A horseman of the highest calibre, he has never let even those riding hall horses disturb him. " The Man behind the scenes " : that is Jack. He has plunged into every one of his undertakings at the Point with the reins m his hands, and has steered them unobtrusively to a successful close. And to think " Our Jack is a Supply Sergeant, " the forgotten man. It is not without a feeling of regret that his friends bid Jack adieu. His association has bene- fited all who knew him, and lucky indeed is he who may term this son of Illinois " Friend. " Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Supply Serge. Night Show (4. 3, 2. 1); Presidentofr of Pointer (1 Pointer (4. 3. 2, ]); Camp ROBERT H. BENNETT Fort Worth, Texas 12th District, Texas " pete " FROM a freckle-faced youngster who spent the hour after school in fighting to see who would take the belle of the grades home, Pete passed into Army ' s Boxing Captain — a shade removed from the sand pile pugilist. Here at West Point he found the outlet for his vigor, which was too well supplied with Vitamin " D, " and yet at times latent, shown by the long hours he passed napping — thus passing from sand pile to sandman. It was not unusual for the sand to become so deep around his ears that the sound of the dinner gong passed unnoticed and Pete slept on until the cruel guard administered a rude sort of awakening and requested that he repair to Washington Hall and glut himself And thus ever, I suppose, shall Pete fight for the fun of it, often when unasked for, and sleep through really important things such as eating a Wednesday night supper. (I ' kki PAUL HENRY BERKOWITZ Phil.idclphi.i, Pcnn.i. rd District, Penna. ' " b-witz ' " HE sees all. knows all, and helps everyone. For three years we ' ve wondered how a man can answer so many foolish questions and still be so good-natured. Be the problem anything from Engineering to getting an extra football ticket, B-wits alw-ays knows the answer, and he ' ll go out of the way to help you. Academics and things military alike hold no terrors for Berk — he ' s a man of stars and stripes, and he won both easily. His name never appeared in the football headlines, but the varsity men knew he was there. As a reader of fiction he does his part, and as a writer of letters he outdoes himself, but where he really scintillates is in a boodle fight! Straightforward, friendly, and possessing a keen sense of humor, B-witz is a welcome addition to any group, and we ' re all glad and proud to have known him. ■ff EDWARD F. BENSON Lynn, Massachusetts th District, Massachusetts " ed " MR. ' B ' , Mr. ' C. Mr. ' C. ' , Mr. ' B ' . You two are roommates, understand? Beat it! " Thus the first glimpse of another member of our illustrious class and the start of a four-year duet. Perhaps this term " duet " is in some respects a misnomer, for " Benny, " a firm believer in argument for the sake of argument, never missed an oppor- tunity to do verbal battle. Always m jest, to be sure, but with such a display of seriousness and versatile vocabulary that even the most wary could be taken off guard and hopelessly involved, until a good-natured smile would tell the victim plainer than words the comedy of his predicament. Naturally brilliant scholastically, always willing to help less fortunate cadets, forever looking at the brighter side of life, and imbued with an intense desire to fly — that was Benny of cadet days and the Benny we ' ll always remember Sergeant (I); Swimming (4); La Committee (4); Election Committe i .n.ipei t noir v t. J. Rtfle Marksman; AUSTIN W. BETTS Baldwin, L. I., New York ist District, lieiv Tor " cy " r " " " won ' t shine, the moon won ' t rise, V_y if you don ' t care for me " . . . Thus was Austin Wortham heralded to fame " way back in Plebe Year when he played leading lady in the Hundredth Night Show. And he has been going strong ever since. Cheerleader, Company Commander, Gym Cap- tain — Cy has done much for the Corps in the line of activities. Also notable, among his extra- curricular doings IS the fact that Austin was one of those few persons who managed to write a letter every day . . . Nothing of the slouch in this boy. Not exactly brilliant, but awfully bright, Betts is one of those lads who could go through an Academic year without even minding it. As a matter of fact, the only thing we could ever find wrong with him was that he liked that rotie an gratm which we used to get for Sunday night supper. Actine Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1); Soccer (4); Gvm (4, 3, 2, 1); Minor " A " (2, 1); Monogram (3); Captain Gym (1); Hundredth Night Cast (4); Hundredth Night Composer (Lyrics) (2, 1); Glee Club (1); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Cheer-Leader (1); Color Line Committee (3, 1); Camp Illumination Com- mittee (5, 1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. )■ THEODORE G. BILBO, JR. Jackson, Mississippi 6th District, Mississippi " catfish " PLAY fair with this man Bilbo; and don ' t take him for a fool — he isn ' t. He knows exactly what ' s going on. Why shouldn ' t he? A man who tells little, hears much — and is wise. Don ' t argue with him unless you ' re well prepared. His logic is deadly. Remember, he hasn ' t lived all his life just to make good impressions on strangers. Therefore don ' t judge him hastily. Wait till you know, and you ' ll find him steady, honest, loyal, and a valuable friend. There ' s something eternal about old Catfish — just as though he had imbibed something from the spirit of that Old Man River he knows so well. And when we all answer the Great Roll Call, it won ' t be a heaven unless Catfish gets a pair of rusty wings — so he can creak around up there as he has here; painfully, from one duty to the next. (41; Baseball (4); A.B.; Rifle Sharp- GERHARD LEROY HOLLAND Madison, N4innesota Minnesota . ationdl Gua; WHKN you first meet him you are impressed with his air of detachment— you decide that he is strange and perhaps aloof. These impressions are, however, but outward signs of the innate re- serve and quiet dignity which characterize Boley so completely. While ever the most loyal and generous of friends, he seeks no confidences and grants few. Under no circumstances will he brook any intrusion on his private reveries. Having reali d that true happiness comes only with peace of mind, he has earnestly sought answers to his questions ques- tions which most of us arc too busy or too lazy to investigate. His arch enemy is Father Time. Slow, deliberate in his every undertaking, he makes few mistakes the second time. His unwavering devotion to duty and his determination to succeed have carried him over many obstacles. Fortified with a steadfast faith in himself he has justified this faith in others. Sergcint (11; InJixir Rilk (3. 21; Minor " A " (Jl; Outdoor Rifle |3, 21. Minor " A " (5, 21, Ch.ipel Choir 14. 3, 2, 1); Rifle Expert. Pistol M.irksm.in, l i JEROME EDWARD BLAIR, JR. Norfolk, Virginia 2iid District, Virginia " rastus " THIS is a biography of the most ardent hater of rest in the class. His boundless energy was usually directed along athletic lines or devoted to boning fiction and writing letters. What remained, he used First Class Year in riding. Ad venturous to a fault, he made routine visits to Crow ' s Nest and Bannerman ' s Island, and is reputed to be well known about Dick ' s Folly. In recognition of his latent military ability, he received one of the most exalted positions in " A " Company, and the way he rode the mule at Yale must have gladdened the hearts of our riding instructors. So, during four years he wended his way, ever regardless of the directive efforts of the Tactical Department. 1 am allowed four more words with which to typify Rastus: He is good-natured, generous, kind, and sincere. GyriiiLisium (4); Wrestling (2); Intramural Cross Country Championship (2). Intramural Tennis Doubles Championship (1); Fishing Club (1); Pointer St.ifl (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. ' :iiiiCdi ifi ' J:ij ' Z ' a % CHARLES JOHN BONDLEY, JR. Belle Center, Ohio Oho Hatwmil Guard " bon " BON, who came to the Academy from the State of Ohio, is a quiet, unassuming person, whose conscientious effort and congenial personality have raised him to a place of high regard in the minds of his classmates and those of the underclassmen. He has been interested in many cadet activities and has shown a marked ability in a number of them. His quality of leadership was recognised by the author- ities and as a result he was rewarded with a prominent position of command in his company. His sound judgment and foresight have been a great help to underclassmen who have at times needed a strong, guiding hand to aid them in solving many of their difficult problems. It may be said that C. J. has exerted a strong influence upon the men who have come in contact with him and they well ap- preciate his fine qualities which he has so often displayed. Acting Corporal (3); CDrporal(2)-, Lieutenant (l);Assis (3); Hundredth Night Show (4. 3, 2, 1); Fishing Club; Ho Ritle Marksm.in ; Pistol Marksman. ' ■ II HAROLD C. BROOKHART Des Moines, Iowa Senatorial, loiva BACK when most of us were assuming the plebian role of high school freshmen, still in the state of indeterminate reveilles and no taps, Harold entered Central Area for the first time. Hence there is a lack of the usual Beast Barracks and Yearling dead- beat stories about Iowa ' s " Bobby Jones. " How- ever, with one week at Langley Field and Iowa ' s first football victory in years, Harold dragged a reluctant candle from beneath the bushel. Perhaps it has flickered at other times; but only a few fre- quenting the domain between the gym and the Riding Hall cannot claim his acquaintance. He un- doubtedly owes at least a part of his first section standing in riding to his wide knowledge of the equine species. How many others can claim the dis- tinction of having been the childhood pal and play- mate of Adair? " Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth " — but who wants the earth? All we know, is that he will keep his eye on the ball. PERCIVAL STANLEY BROWN " ' ' feanJbi Bristol. Connecticut 1st District, Oiinnecticut A TRUE Connecticut Yankee, Brownie owns th.it ever flowing wit which has endeared him to tlie Corps. He is always two jumps ahead of the field. On any scene his sandy hair and the twinkle in his blue eyes betoken the Nemesis for all practical jokes and would-be punsters. His middle name might well be " Spoonoid. " . ' lways well turned out, his appearance at Cullum Hall inevitably caused men some worry and not a few feminine hearts to flutter. Wherever there is something worthwhile going on, you will find him. He brought with him a number of ideals and a love of traditions, and four years here has but added to them. Heaven help the plebe who doesn ' t know the traditions of West Point. His friends will always remember him as one who is optimistic and friendly and who gets much out of life that others miss. ; Hundredth Night Cast ' , F.shing Cluh, R,tl. CHARLES E. BROWN Cordele, Georgia Senatorial Georgia ' " th;er " " TicER Brown, sometimes called " Slugger " or " Burrhead, " is the baby of the class of 1934. He entered the Academy at the tender age of 16, and has demonstrated that age is not a necessity for procuring success. Charlie has had no great success ot an academic nature, but he has conducted studies of many useful subjects not taught at the Academy. This Burrhead from Georgia is a true son of the South. He is never in a hurry and has displayed great ability in avoiding all " soirees. " Charlie seldom has anything to say, but when he does speak, take notice, for his words are not idly spoken. If " the pen is mightier than the sword " his success is assured. Many more things could be said concerning the character of this man, but his honesty, in- tegrity, and ambition will write his name on the records far better than this writer could hope to do. ;Footb.ill (4); Boxing (4.3,2) ' -% STAUNTON LINDSLEY BROWN Meriden, Connecticut Senatorial, Comiecnciii " red " JUST a word of warning; don ' t let that handle Staunton Lindsley mislead you — for his shock of hair could mean Red, and Red it is to everyone but his tots in Sunday School (and what they call him is nobody ' s business). Three years at M. I. T. gave him enough momentum for a running jump into the curriculum, and he rode on through Plebe Year, in spite of his two roommates, always the perfect plebe. But a new roommate and real riding in Yearling Year were an insurmountable combina- tion, and the stars fell deep into the tanbark. How- ever, a rebound from that resilient substance put him back in the saddle, and now — no springs or winding, no time out — aged in the wood for twenty-three years and ready for graduation, wrapped in cellophane and delivered at your door- step, F. O. B. West Point. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1); Lacrosse (4, 3); Hockey (3); Engineer Football (2); Pointer (3, 2, 1); Superintendent of Sunday ' School; Stars (4, 2); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expett; Election Committee (2, 1). TRAVIS T. BROWN Auburn, Alabama Senatorial, Alabama DURING the course of a lecture Plebe Year, the Com said, " You will get out of West Point just what you put into it! " If that be true, this man is the richest of us all, for no one has spared himself less than Brown. The activities listed under his name are ample proof of that statement. They are a record of the works of the man and, as such, are all an excellent picture of Brown himself. In only one detail is that picture misleading: it tends to show the athlete rather than the man. It should show, rather, the man as a whole; his thoroughness and steadiness; his capacity for hard work; his un- assuming attitude in the face of good breaks; his quiet acceptance of the bad; and above all, his ability to strive onward when the odds are against him. These have all gone together to make up a darn good cadet. Sergeant (1); Football (4. 3, 2. 1); Ma)or " A " (3, 2, 1), Numerals (4); Baseball (4.3. 2, 1); Major " A " (3,2, 1), Numerals (4); Captain of Baseball (I); Wrestling (4); Hockey (3); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. BURTON BLODGETT BRUCE Oak Park, Illinois I nioi5, At Large " burt " FROM the largest village in the world hails this lad of renown. During his four years here, he has always said he went " D " when his average was below " star. " From among these stately hills, furthermore, there will echo for many moons songs of love from his trusty cornet, sweet mandolin, and his inspiring voice. One time, however, down in the riding hall he held us spellbound wondering whether he was go ing to rise or to fall. Between bounces the instructor shouted, " Stop that horse! " and between shouts, Bruce replied, " Yessir! " He kicked the horse and stopped him, though, in just the same way he has kicked many soccer balls and stopped many goals. Just one thing more. Where is that smile, Bruce — the one that wins the best cake, the one that has brightened " H " Co. for the past four years, and the hearts of your classmates forever? Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); First Sergeant (1); Soccer (4, : als (4); Minor " A " (2. 1); Hockey (4); Lacrosse (4. 3); Color Lir Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. HAROLD WEBB BROWNING Washington, D. C. Senatorial, JVe York H. ' VROLD came to West Point from most any part of the U. S. you can mention, to follow the footsteps of his grandfather, father and two brothers. He has served his four years without boasting or moaning and we have admired him for it. Harold ' s memories are of Cambridge, Lake Forest, and Georgia — Georgia most. For an Army brat he has a peculiar Southern drawl and an in- fectious laugh that has gotten him skinned beaucoup and, also, has endeared him to " 34. A staunch member of the 31st division Durante Club, every one hides his skags when he comes to meetings; but no one could keep him from per- forming his abominable card tricks. One of the best tennis players in the class, he confined his efforts to playing for fun. And how he roundly thrashed us. Easy going and likeable, he could get more done with less effort than most any- one. Acting Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); B.isketlMll (4); Baseball (4, 3); Football Statislicun (4, 3. 2. 1); Fishing Club (1); Durante Club (1); Rifle Marksman; Pi stol Marksman; Ring Committee 2. U. - ,3»? (J«» .v-... _ BYRON ELIAS BRUGGE New York, New York 17th District, {eiv Torl( " bill " To search and learn and live on the varied fruits of experience. " This is Bill ' s motto. Amiable — Active — Spontaneous — yet strongly emotional when hit deep. Talkative, not garrulous, a long walk and chat with Bill awakens and crystal- lizes some of your own vague ideas and philosophy. He is interesting — why not? — with an insatiable desire to try the new and explore the old and read anything. Even though at times his opinions are quite set, his viewpoint is unusually broad. In football, lacrosse, and Yearling Summer Camp " drags, " there was always bone-crusher Brugge. But that was the surface again; Chaplain Kinsolving has aptly put it " a man of great abdominal forti- tude. " You can always depend on the fact that Bill will follow to a finish and really give his best. So as a co-pilot in our four years flight, I humbly dedicate this to " Uncle Willy. " Football (2, 1); Wrestling (4); Lacrosse (4, 3); Rifle Marksman. RALPH E. BUCKNAM, JR. Langeloth, Penna. 25th District, Pemw. " bucky " ALONG, wide, lovely gentleman is the Redoubt- able Ralph, one whose bristling, multi- colored beard only partially ensconces an enormous grin which, it is said, has attained its dimensions through the continuous conversation of the owner — the plaudits of the multitudes having failed to move him when he annihilated All- American back- field combinations; the pleas of the Tacs having availed not a bit to persuade him to disturb the hoary antiquity of the cobwebs in his alcove; the philosophers having bathed his ample brow with the waters of truth and knowledge in the fruitless hope that some might arouse him; the brilliant eyes of womanhood having sought in vain to discern the nebulous things of which he dreams; we leave him to grin at us, reciting, while hearken the beardless mortal and the aged, the text of all his utterances: " They all love me — How can they help it? " t WILLIAM BEEHLER BUNKER Taunton, Mass. i stii District, Mass. " bill " THE third great Bunker of the West Point Bunkers came to us in July 1930. Beast Barracks held no terrors for Bill, in fact, he had spent two weeks as a plebe the year before as a sort of prepara- tion. By the time winter of Plebe Year came around Bunker began to make his presence known by his aquatic ability. The breast stroke was his forte, and Amiy rung up many first places through the work of Bill. During Plebeand Yearling Year, brother Paul shouted encouragement from the gallery, while spectators whispered about what would happen to Bill if he didn ' t win. Things come easy to Bill. He stands well up in the class, and still had plenty of time to write for the Poniter, and bone fiction. He was acclaimed one of the best drill masters in the Corps last summer by a Tac who knew his business. Bill deserves his lieutenant ' s rank. Color Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Swimming (4. 3, 2). Numerals (4); Minor " A " (3. 2); Track (4); Pointer Company Representative (3, 2); Literary Editor (1); Howitzer Company Representative (2. 1); Cadet Lecture Committee (1); Chess Club (4, 3, 2, I); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. N. ' JOHN PAGE BUEHLER Madison, Wisconsin 4th District, Iowa " bud " BY the great god Bud " — not the words of a song, but a household expression in " K " Co. Like young Lochinvar, he came out of the west — pardon us — middle west, and is still going places. There never was an argument that John, with a few well chosen words, could not settle — once and for all, so he thinks. Full of marvelous tales of his romantic life, he came to us; and never since has he been at a loss for the right word or the right story at the proper time. Great and small, we have sat up till late hours, waiting for his return from week-end leave, to hear from his own lips the tales of his latest exploits in the big city. John Page is full of the world, but the world will never be full of John .Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Hockey (4, 3. 2, 1); Football Manager (3); Lacrosse Manager (3, 2. 1); Manager ' s M?ior " A " (1); Engineer Football (2); Cadet Choir (4. 3, 2, 1); Hundredth Night Chorus (4); Pointer (4, 3, 2, 1). Assistant Executive Editor (1); Program Editoi. Dialectic Society (1); Class Ring Committee (2. 1); Rifle Sharpshooter. PAUL BURLINGAME, JR. Louisville, Kentucky rd District, Kentuc y " b ' game " IF you ' re ever at a hop where they ' re playing " Tiger Rag " and from among the " shagging " couples comes a sound which is a mixture of every- thing merry from a chuckle to a war whoop, ten to one it ' s Burlingame. B ' game came from the State that is famous for its tine horses and beautiful women-- and how well we know and admire his devotion to those horses. No sooner had he entered the Academy than he made himself known for his ability on the gridiron — for four years, strength to his teammates and hell to the opposing backs. Someone once said of hmi, " If Paul has a fault at all. It IS that his heart is too big. " Nothing that we could possibly write about Paul would more justly characterise the man. Although it is hard on Paul, the Corps is lucky to have had him for more than four years and our class is still more lucky. i Football (4, Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Capta (4. 3); Swimming (4, 3); Major " A " (3. 2, 1), Nuir Treasurer of Dialectic Society; Rifle Sharpshootei ; Class Treasurer; W. MONTE CANTERBURY Muskogee, Oklahoma 2nd District, Of(lflhortid " chief " THE Chief! A sailor at heart but with a soldier ' s determination, Monte refused to be baffled by any situation. After a close call Plebe Christmas, never again did Academics worry him. He found time to master the Middies ' navigation course and the German language. A more ardent deadbeat, a more dissy (or should we say " dizzy " ) man never represented the Oklahoma reservation. He was always true to one purpose, whether it be " the gal back home " or an attempt to recover some much needed sleep. The red freshman cap of Oklahoma U. fame still remains his treasured pos- session and will be keeping his bald head warm when " stars " adorn his epaulets. To him there was no better combination than that red cap and a red comforter. A flyer, a na ' igator, an astronomer, and an interpreter -truly a genius — and a swell fellow. ; Fishing Cliih; Rifle Sharpsboi % FRANK JOSEPH CAUFIELD Newark, New jersey gth District, ? ew Jersey " silvertoe " WHEN you see him you say " Irish " and it ' s a blarneymi;, quick-witted Irishman that he IS -winner of many an argument, master of a friendly and accurate sarcasm, and a good man in a crowd. He is a sport statistician of the first order. If he had " spec ' d " Academics as he did the World Series, he might have been an engineer instead of a nonchalant " Goat. " His love is Lady Luck, and the damsel does well by her ardent admirer. His team- mates on the soccer field hail him as Silvertoe. The Caufieldian brand of soccer is hard on the other team, and only an actor could register such surprise and innocence when the referee calls a foul. Gener- ous and of a fine personality, Frank has got around here at the Point — and we like him and respect him. JOHN BURROUGHS GARY Emporia, Kansas 4th District, Kansas " john " " Stdr- ight, star-hnght. Haven t cracked a boo tonight. " AD there you have the secret of John Gary ' s success. Study? Why yes, he is familiar with the word — but you see, John has too many other tasks that claim his attention. As Business Manager of the Pointer, and as General Executive over at the North Guard House, Gary finds he is only able to devote a small bit of that genial intelligence to study. After all, it would be wasted effort to direct the amount of potential energy that rests upon these square-cut shoulders to studies alone — by a wise distribution he accomplishes a multiplicity of deeds. To praise John is futile — his records give us all the information we desire. We in " C " Go. know him as the " Smiling Lieutenant. " We proudly claim him as " C " Go. ' s own " bright star. " Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2h Lieutenant (11; Golf (4, 3, 2, 1), Manager (I); Engineer Football; Pointer (4, 3, 2, 1), Business Manager (1); Pointer Board (1); Hop Committee (1) lEquipment Committee (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol MILES B. CHATFIELD Minot, North Dakota 3rd District, South Da ota " chat " WORDS mean little to Miles, so he uses them only sparsely. He need not say much how- ever, to prove hmiself a man of parts. He is always on the spot when you need him, and never under foot. He is a lot more friendly with a rifle, though, than he ever became with Carlyle and Burns, the Academic Board managing to introduce him to these two gentlemen, June, two years ago. He crossed them off his visiting list, and went back to his " Juice, " " Math, " and Drawing, and a study of the Hghter graces of the ballroom. A good athlete, he was hurt Plebe Year, and has never been able to compete since except with the rifle, where his record speaks for itself. Quiet and willing, loyal and dependable, you will go a long way to find a better man, and a better friend than Chat. DANIEL MURRAY CHESTON, III Annapolis, Maryland Senator !; Maryland " chesty " IN his four years at West Point, Murray Cheston ' s cheery smile and pleasing personality have effec- tively extended his sphere of friends to include the members of every class in the Academy. Being an " Army Child, " he has travelled far, possesses a host of interesting tales of army life, and has friends m every post and branch. Although he has never worn stars, he has that invaluable quality of steady, earnest, thorough, and efficient application m everything he does. A twinkle m his eye and a cheerful countenance are his constant defense for meeting every emer- gency. His generous sense of humor, which is always on hand at the right moment, dispels any gathering clouds of gloom or discouragement. Would that we might carry his smile and indomita- ble faith with us throughout the years, as we have throughout the past four. Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Rifle (4); Assistant Manager of Track (3); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Fishing Club; Equipment Committee (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. EUGENE HARRINGTON CLOUD Hampton, Virj ima Army " gene " IF you admire a ready smile without any boisterous back ' slapping; if you can appreciate singleness of purpose; then you know why this man rates a " How ' re ya, Gene? " from the Corps. Whether it be the pitfalls of Calculus or the more colorful jostle of CuUum, the same calm, unhurried Gene is there— smiling, debonair . . . This natural stability of character was tried sorely by Ye Olde Academic Department; but even as the renowned Goat of Cadet lore — Gene leaped from pinnacle to precipice and avoided the chasms. Of course, there are those who, on principle, will snicker at slick-haired saxophone players. However, Gene ' s tootin ' ability has enhanced the Cadet Orchestra ' s melodic quavenngs. To these musical accomplishments add a mellow tenor voice. Now you know why there are plenty of us that are glad to join in giving Gene a heartfelt toast. Acting Corpor.il ij), Corpor.il (2); Lieutenant (1); Swimming (4); Hundredth Night Show 14. 5. :. II; Cadet Orchestra (4, 3. 2, 1); Director (1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4. 3. 2. 1 1; Fishing Cluh; Hop Man.iger (4. 3, 2. 1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Enpert. JOSEPH A. CLEARY Jersey City, New Jersey 12th District, Hei ' Jersey " joe " It ' s too bad that Joe is in a small class. He tried for three years to be true to that long line of " A " Co. " bucks " exemplified by Levenick, Dick, and Blatt ; but there was no one else to make, so we have " The Old Sarge. " There is no better roommate than Joe. When things seem very dreary and desolate, Joe can be depended upon to brighten the situation .with his ready Irish grin and suitable joke. Another thing . . . Joe would part with his most prized possession if It would help anyone. He would give a new shirt just to be used as a dustcloth. An ideal " wife? " Yes! The thing Joe likes best is sleeping without a mosquito bar in summer camp and getting away with it; the next best thing is sleeping without a mosquito bar; and the third is sleeping. Best wishes, Joe, for good luck, happiness, and success during all the years to come! ' . FREDRIC CARSON COOK San Antonio, Texas Texas J atwnal Guard " colonel " THE Colonel gained his sobriq uet from his p. c. s. He was a Colonel, a Major, and practically everything else before he entered the Academy, and had commanded more men before he became a plebe than the rest of us will command for many years to come. As a result of this previous service, and a natural ability to hive all things in a military line, Fred ranked one in Tactics Plebe Year. He knows all the T. R. ' s by heart, and is a regular encyclo- pedia for all would-be drill masters. In view of his past record, as well as his present knowledge of all that is military; in view of the fact that he is spoony, dissy, well set-up, and respectful, it is a mystery to many why he still retains the clean sleeve. But Colonel cares not for that. His one ambition is to graduate from West Point, and at last he has attained that goal. JAMES ALEXANDER COSTAIN Moorhead, Minnesota 6tli District, Mmiiesotci " bandy " THE studious Bandy pictured here is a man of many parts. Good parts, bad parts, and some parts indifferent, even as you and I. Yet, unlike most of us, he is never dull. On any question Bandy can take either side and defend it nobly, until the proverbial cows come home. He is restless and eager, except at reveille, at which sad time all the king ' s horses and men would have to strain to get his feet on the floor. Even then it isn ' t a sure bet that he ' s awake. He has a keen hunger for knowledge of the un- usual, seeking it everywhere. He finds it perhaps in a book which he reads from a perch on his alcove rail. Perhaps he finds it while studying the humanity thronging across the Weehawken Ferry. At any rate, Bandy will never be bored with this life that all men must hve. ; Howitzer (1); Business M.inager ' ■ ' Gari WILLIAM HIITCHESON CRAIC, Brentwood, Tennessee 4rli District, Tennessee " bill " To rcilly appreciate a man one must know him intimately, but anyone who has known Bill at all has not failed to like him. His infectious smile and the spontaneity of his personality have been re- sponsible for innumerable conquests, not only in the hearts of his classmates but in the hearts of the fair sex as well. His unbounded vitality has made him an aggressive opponent on the athletic fields and is probably responsible for his impetuous de- cisions; but his enthusiasm is generally well directed, for there is a depth of thought and an extraordinary temperament in Bill with which few have had the good fortune to come in .contact. Ardent in his every enterprise (and they have been of divers natures); unswerving in his convictions, whatever they m.ay be; and staunchly loyal, both to his friends and to his principles, Bill lives his life to the utmost and receives proportional returns from it. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Battalion Adjutant (1); Football 4), Numerals (4); Baseball (4); Swimming (4); Soccer (2, 1); Minor " A " (2, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3. 2. 1); Fishing Club; Crest Committee (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. J. PAUL CRAIG Spartanburg, S. C. 4th District, S. C. " beanie " To us. Beanie is the aristocrat of linguists. The crowning feature of his ability in French was the gift of an " Album " which the French Govern- ment gave him through the French Military Attache and his speech (en framjais) of thanks which was loudly cheered by the assembled class. This ability m French is reflected in the fact that Beanie is a logician with the logic of the French. He is quiet and unassuming, always helpful and reliable, with cheerfulness and ability to go with it. He is the student whose work comes easy and who ac- complishes the most in the least time. As an athlete, he is far above the average in any sport, but is master of none, except, perhaps, the docile side-horse. Even as a plehe Beanie blossomed out as a future leader. He has the necessary com- mand and alertness to win the respect of the men under him. (2); Rifle Marks. THOMAS LESLIE CRYSTAL, JR. New York, New York 22nd District, Hew Tor}{ " cHRis " FROM the very first day of Beast Barracks, Tom has accepted the ideals and traditions so rudely thrust upon him and has striven with a sincerity that invites our envy and admiration. His satisfac- tion, and ours as well, lies not in his achievements but in the just recompense which goes to those who realize that West Point holds greater prizes than the material rewards we see. " Tile-boning " has never been his to defend for the simple reason that such tactics are not neces- sary where common-sense efficiency exists. We ad- mire him for a natural and unbiased loyalty to every thing that is decent and worth while. Gifted with an affable nature and a good sense of humor, Tom can adjust himself to any set of conditions and come out all the better for it. His IS a friendship to cultivate and cherish, whether in the Armv or not. 1 illness Manager 2, 1); Christmas ' A Programs (2, 1); 1 Sh.irpshooter. JOSEPH MICHAEL CUMMINS, JR. Salt Lake City, Utah Senatorial, Utah " joe " GENTLEMAN, soldiet, athlete, Joe is equally at ease with teacup, sword, or polo mallet in his hand. Even more efficient with polo mallet than daily bulletin, Joe captained the polo squad with the same abihty that gave rise to the oft-repeated phrase, " Gentlemen, observe Mr. Cummins " seat in the saddle. " He has carried this same poise into all his contacts here. A good sense of humor that per- mits him to laugh at himself as well as at his own jokes (we liked those jokes, too) and real considera- tion have made him one of our best liked classmates. A belief in the unimportance of fatigue caused his only defeat by the Tactical Department, and Joe ended his Yearling Summer Camp by joining, for a month, those immortals, the Area Birds. Since then Joe has had fair saiHng, tactically, academically, and socially, and always has been a cheerful con- siderate friend. Acting Corporal (3). Corporal 12); First Sergeant (1); Swimming (41; P (3. 2. ! ; Captain Polo (1); Minor " A " (2. 1); A.B.; Ring Committee ( Cadet Lecture Committee (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. WILLIAM ALEXANDER CL ' NNINGH AM, III Atlanta, Georgia Army " bill " MOST men stand in awe of a m.m with a III tacked on to his name. But don ' t be afraid of William. There is branded on every graduate a cer- tain maturity beyond normal years. In almost every case the outward manifestations are obvious — Bill is the exception. He has been the exception in every phase of his cadetship — jovial, amiable, easy-going, and yet behind the lackadaisical manner that so con- stantly invites friendship there is a power to analyse logically and without prejudice. Bill ' s opin- ions are never quickly reached, fixed, nor flaunted; consequently they are sought and respected. It was because of this enviable characteristic that he has gained the highest honor possible to convey on a cadet — a member of the Honor Committee — a guardian of the greatest boast and finest traditions of the Academy; an office not lightly chosen and an accurate measure of Bill ' s position in the estimation of his classmates. 1 KENNETH ALONZO CUNIN Alliance, Ohio i6t)i District, Ohio " koonan " How often we have heard K. Alonzo during the past year. Not because of conceit has he sounded off, but because of duty. His " ' G ' Com- pane-e-e. Damages! " is heard every Tuesday night in the runt divisions, for Ken is a Supply Sergeant of the first water. This is a history of a man who did not permit his plebes to make Hundredth Night speeches; his idea being, we suppose, that truth itself has not the privilege to be spoken at all times and in all man- ners. But K. Alonzo walks serenely on his way, re- taining in his obscure duties (referred to above) those simple and high sentiments which have hardened his character to that temper which works hand in hand with honor. His appreciation of duty has done much to aid him in his struggle to win a diploma, and his attention to that duty has finally won him that diploma. I -d ' GEORGE BERNARD DANY San Diego, California Cahforma Hauonal Guard " major " MAJOR is a man of purpose. We are not always certain what the purpose is, but we are quite sure that whatever Major is doing he has a definite end in view. And what is most important, he gen- erally attains that end. When he rarely doesn ' t, he comes desperately near to his purpose, never ceasing to try. Don ' t imagine that Major is a dynamo of work to the exclusion of everything else in life. Major has a loyous sense of humor even with his terrible puns. Although not a hopoid or a snake, he leads a very well-rounded social life, and receives enough letters to keep anyone happy. It is unfortunate that Major has such a passion for a radio. Periodically he takes the rap when the Tac finds it, but Major cracks wise and mails for another one to play while he is serving his cons. Acting Corporal (li; Scrscjnt il Rifle (1); Minor ■■. " (?. :, 11, Club; Corps Valentine ' 21; Equ I JOHN WALKER DARRAH, JR. Fayetteville, Tennessee 5th District, Tennessee " dar " LANGUiDNESs, incomparable courtesy and soft speech are all an integral part of Johnny. He took a fling at Vanderbilt and then came here to sail through the Academic struggle with an ease that was the envy of all those not so talented. An Engineer? Yes, potentially at least, he took Aca- demics in his stride and went out of his way for fiction. He encountered little trouble with the Tactical Department until Second Class Year when, due to his confidence in the Plebe Bible, he overestimated the length of Furlough and received his A. B. A similar occurrence on an Educational Trip preced- ed his Second Degree. " Pewee " has a good sense of humor; is always satisfied; is an advocate of existence with minimum effort; is possessed of unlimited confidence in his own abihty; and is able to win the friendship of all with whom he comes in contact. Corpoml Ma?£ma ELLIS OAKES L-)AVIS Lansing, Michigan Army " dave " FROM Michigan came a sage and artisan in the personage of Dave. He differs from most phi- losophers m that his advice is forthcoming only upon one ' s request and after serious thinking on his part. During his brief career here he has always completed his studies by nine and spent the re- maining time constructing model airplanes and do- ing other things of the like which require patience and perseverance. This unassuming man might appear as " just an- other Kaydet, " but beneath that mask is a spark of friendship which makes one coming in contact with him feel that he has profited by knowing this un- selfish, dignified, and reserved cadet. He is always ready to help a YearUng hive Calculus, a Second Classman master Philosophy, or a First Classman gain knowledge of Military Art. He is always well qual- ified to give any cadet extra instruction m the art of dragging. ; Boxing (4. 3); Fishmg Club; Rifle M.irksm.in; . ' x HAROLD C. DAVALL amesburg, New Jersey Army MANY men are in first sections due to their ability to memorize lessons. Davall is in them because he is one of the few men who can under- stand what those lessons are all about. It isn ' t hard for him, because he has a mind that is keen and logical. His keenness and his jovial humor make him a valuable addition to all " B. S. " sessions and an interesting conversationalist. Members of his class are his friends because they know him; Second and Third Classmen like him because he is kind and considerate; and, no matter how hard he tries, he cannot get hard with the plebes, for they all think he IS a good file. He walks like a sailor and wears his cap like an Air Corps Lieutenant. As one of Cavanaugh ' s pugs, he IS invaluable to the squad. He gives everybody a work-out, from the 116-pound class to the heavy- weights. He is fast enough to swap punches with the best. Sergeant (1): Boxing (4, 3, 2, 1); Foothall (4); Rifle M.uksman. KERMIT L. DAVIS Lima, Ohio 4th District, Ohio " k. lev. " KLEV. has been in last sections and first sections but throughout he has been hazed by envious admirers for his remarkable memory. We have tried to discover his methods, but to all our queries he replies, " Don ' t spec it; just figure it out! " Kermit has many varied interests, but with them all he has found ample time for leisure. Enter the room at any time and you will find him surrounding a bag of peanuts. If you catch him in a quiet mood, you will be greeted by a flow of puns; if not, by boisterous songs or Spic idioms. For four years " Kernie " has made himself an ex- cellent example. He has entertained us with his puns and naive stories. Cheerful or griped, he has always been a sympathetic listener to all our problems and an aid in all our troubles. We would never hesitate in again choosing him for a room- mate for another four years. MERLIN L. DeGUIRE Racine, Wisconsin ist District, Wisconsin " bull " FROM the first day, the plebes have flinched at DeGuire ' s commanding voice. Yet in time of distress they seek him out for guidance. He is well qualified to hold this position, for few understand better the intricacies of cadet life than he, nor are more willing and patient in helping others. Long ago, they dubbed him Bull and it was indeed a subtle characterization, for once he has lowered his head to a task, never is it turned until the work has been carefully completed. Most men have plenty of language with English, Frog, and Spic, but if you were to look over DeGuire ' s shoulder in one of his spare moments you would probably be surprised to see a maze of grotesque German symbols. His facility with languages and keen sense of humor have made him popular at Cullum. In Bull we find a warm, substantial friend. i JOHN EDWARDS DIEFENDORF, JR. Mount VeriKiii, New York 24th District. civTorl{ PROBABLY our tViend Johnny is best known to the Corps through the Hundredth Night Show, " As You Were, " in which he represented our former Commandant. His " Why did you do it ' s " will he remembered for some time and will recall to many his inherent ability to imitate well-known char- acters. Not only is the Dutchman an entertaining performer but he is a most willing performer — as proof of this let anyone within hearing mention such a familiar phrase as " I was a Major then " and Jo becomes the center of attraction. But if you want to see him in a serious and earnest mood and in- cidentally you must have plenty of time and be a good listener- - casually bring up the subject of in- surance. You ' ll be surprised how much convincing information a lad can soak up while on furlough. Moreover Johnny possesses a goat ' s common sense and is a good mixer — with all ages. Hockey (4); Hundredth Night Cast (2); Rifle M.irksman; Pistol Sh.irpsho d c: Sf ' WILLIAM DOWDELL DENSON Birmingham, Alabama gtli District, Alabama " bill " EVEN during Beast Barracks, we of " I " Co. knew a great deal about this young gentleman from the South. His past achievements having been con- densed in some two columns of the Birmingham Xews, the obliging First Classmen had Bill recite these two columns, word for word, daily. It was quite obvious to us that they wanted us to learn what manner of man this was. Thus we were early led to expect much of Bill, nor have we been dis- appointed. He has shown the way to a goodly num- ber of us in academics and discipline, as the chevrons show. But where Bill really shows his heels to us is in our impromptu debates — before we are through arguing with him he has us admitting that Military Art is a clear and concise science. His courage is undoubted because he has unceasingly tried to re- form his roommate, as well as the rest of the " I " Co. incorrigibles. « -( _ JOHN HEUGHES DONOGHUE Rochester, New York 38th District, Heiu Tor " jack " To the men of our class l ittle need be said of Jack Donoghue. Everybody knows him, admires him, and realizes that the cheerful redhead has a willing as well as correct answer for any problem he may have. Donoghue ' s is true genius. He directs and com- poses the music for the Catholic choir, edits the Pointer, draws cartoons, plays the piano and violin, coaches the lowest ten per cent of the Plebe, Year- ling, Second, and First Classes, and serves as general utility man for everyone from the heads of the Academic Departments down to the barracks policemen. Donoghue ' s supreme virtue is humility. When talking to him, one seldom realizes that Jack is " thinking circles around him. " It must be great to be hivey enough to see things in their true propor- tions. Acting Corporal O); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Lacrosse (4); Pointer (4, 3. 2. 1), Editor (1); Hundredth Night Cast (4. 3); Catholic Chapel Choir (4. 3, 2, 1), Director (1); Tenth Squad (1); Color Line (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol STANLEY J. DONOVAN Portland, Maine ist District, Maine " bud " WHEN you see a smile somewhere, just look around, and you ' ll probably see Bud under- neath. He started smiling when he made that cele- brated speech of his on Harps — and since then the Corps has been Harp-conscious and Donovan-con- scious. Making speeches isn ' t his only asset, though; for he will extemporize when given the urge, even on week-ends — he ' s also famous in other fields. He ' s been into everything, even some first sections, and he was probably the reason for the Irish Free State rooting for Army against Notre Dame when he was down on the sidelines telling Gar his latest story. He ' s told stories to everyone, even to the Com, and as usual he came out of the contest with a new name. Incidentally, if you ' d like to hear a good tale ask him to tell you that one — or for that matter, any one of the dozens that we know about him. DONALD LINSCOTT DURFEE Riverside, C.ilifornia litli District, Ohio " d(1n " " BHWARK, hiir damsel! You are gazing at good old ' " H " " Company ' s champion heart breaker. Now don ' t take this seriously, but on the other hand, why shouldn ' t he be? Don is not always as hard as he looks here. In fact he is one of the most cheerful men in the Corps. Always ready for a good time, ,i rollicking laugh that is extremely contagious, and never unwilling to give a helping hand or to do some little favor. Don has his other side also; when it comes to Academics he just has to get down and dig. Four years he has dug, boned, and ground, but he has managed to stick right in there. Don ' s favorite topic for discussion is, " Now out in California, " but if we overlook this little fault, we find in Linscott a most loyal and understanding friend. One of the type who remains so for life. MEADE JULIAN DUGAS Thibodau.x, Louisiana rd District, Louisiana " duke " IT is customary to congratulate men who make an outstanding success of their careers at West Point. These men usually start at the top, ride the crest of the wave, and in general have a compara- tively easy time of it. But let us not forget the men who start at the bottom and fight against heavy odds to win out at the end. Such a man is Meade. He has fought the good fight against both the Tactical and the Academic Departments, and in the end has emerged victorious. The Tactical Depart- ment threw up the sponge two years ago and re- tired m good order, but it has taken the Academic Department four full years to learn that they can- not keep a good man down. It would be hard to say whether or not the system has converted Meade; but at any rate, he has proved that Louisiana is still producing fighters. = ier J V.B ; Hundredth N,f GEORGE LOWE EATMAN Oxford, Mississippi 2nd District, Mississippi GA-PRO . . . winds slowly o ' er the lea. " The echoes from the distant hills in resonant chorus answer undulatingly, " Ga-pro . . . " To the initiate and to those of the elect, it is not " sound and fury signifying nothing " — it ' s George; to the common mortal, it vaguely resembles the shippes- noofel bird summoning its mate. By such tokens, however, know we that the voice of the First Batt. is a most outstanding one. Our regimental Woof-Woof in June, George showed to good advantage those things that nature gave him, and the sight so pleased the powers, that we next saw him sporting three stripes and three arcs where only two grew before. And, similarly, might be said, runneth the history of four years. George has that uncommonly good attribute of enjoying things as they are, and shows no intention of losing it. Mud in your eye. Woof, and " Ga- pro ... " yourself. .■Acting Horparal (31; Corporal f2); Lieutenant (I); Football (4); Track (4, 3. 2. II. Swimming (4, 3, 2. 1); Minor " A " (2); Cadet Chapel Choir (4. 3); Fish- His; Club; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. HENRY WILLIAM EBEL Jackson Heights, N. Y. 2nd District, H- " Y THE stock market crashed when Hank quit work- ing for It and came to West Point. Likewise many cadet careers would have undergone similar fates had it not been for his ever ready support. He is never too busy to help someone over Academic stiles all the way from Flebe Math to First Class Engineering. Always cheerful with a subtle line of wit, he soon banishes that Monday morning feeling and after-week-end melancholia. Academics and efficiency have never received his noticeable atten- tion because he is a past master at both. He has taken in his stride all that West Point has to offer, making additions and constructive criticisms here and there. He is a clean cut, high type of friend to everyone, possessed with that indefinable likeable- ness which so few have today. Though somewhat of a snake, he never lets pleasure interfere with the business at hand. " anisiff, ' ' Sonant ■ " To tie CHARLES B. ELLIOTT, JR. Fort Meade, Maryland At Large " Vharlie " " FOUR years at the Academy and we have many things to look back upon. Trials and tribulations combined with many hardships bring men closer together, make them understand each other, .md give them a lot in common. Charlie entered with an abundance of practicil knowledge, well versed in Army lore. Consequently he was far ahead of the majority. His outstanding accomplishment lies in keeping that advantage. He was well-equipped to delve into the forbid- ding realms of Calculus and Phil and, although not naturally an engineer, never had any difficulty in maintaining an adequate standard. An unselfish, forgiving nature, thoughtful and considerate of others, yet not too facile, are his out- standing qualities. His many attributes and few faults make of him a man whom anyone would be glad to have as a friend. ; Polo (4); HunJredth Night Show ( V HALLETT DANIEL EDSON Norfolk, Virginia Army " hal " ALOUD laugh, a quick burst of enthusiasm, a deep and understanding nature, governed by vary- ing moods, when placed together will give you this representative of Virginia. Hal has always believed in taking life as it comes. A firm follower of Emerson ' s doctrine of compensa- tion, he IS the man to see if you get a bit off the track and feel that things in general are somewhat tipsy. A talk with him will give you the assurance that the world is not so bad after all. An oversupply of energy has kept Hal away from the red comforter and always on the go, whether it be to explore the hills behind the parade ground or to drag blind. In the long months of winter this energy has carried him, and those who were his close associates, along to the spring and the ever welcome June. Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Cross Country (4, 3, 2), Numerals (4); Monogram (2); Lacrosse (4. J, 2, 1); Pointer (4, 3, 2); Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher (3, 2, 1); Fishing Club; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. 127 ROBERT ERLENKOTTER Fort F. E. Warren, Wyo. 6th District, Mass. " bob " GONNA draw out all m ' money and buy some stock! " The West Point Brain Trust has been studying the market. Bob ' s interest in a subject, when aroused, is always thorough and complete, from boning up to " One " in Math to composing a verbose epistle to the Adjutant. Here, in person, is the original Poop-sheet Artist. Bob has made his own and used those of other savants to a greater extent and to better advantage than any other bona fide Engineer in the Corps. So when you hear him griping about the amount of paper work a Supply Sergeant has to do, rest assured his feelings are quite the opposite — he ' s in his element. Bob ' s other interests cover subjects of a more or less academic nature. The femmes? — not a bit inter- ested if you ask him, but you should have heard the dirt that has been dug up to enliven the last few Hundredth Night speeches. TIRSO FAJARDO y GIMENEZ Manila, P. I. Governor Genera], P. I. TEERs as a plebe was generally known to the upperclassmen as " the man from Manila. " While many of us were ruffled over little things in those hectic days, he was always calm and collected. During his four years here he has always placed his heart and soul into military things; Academics have not worried him excessively, nor have the ups and downs of cadet life dulled his humor. He can ap- preciate a good joke on himself as well as on the other fellow. Teers has a rare appreciation of beau- tiful things whether they be paintings, musical compositions, or poems. He has always been rather quiet and self- contained, as well as somewhat of an idealist. Con- sequently some men have found him hard to under- stand. But all of us who know him hold him as a sincere and lasting friend ; the type of person who grows upon you with increased acquaintance. , Cithol.c Ch,ipcl Choi: LLOYD E. FELLENZ San Antonio, Texas Arinv ■ " I ' EE V.Ee " ' " T-v there ' s Elmer? " has been asked hy popular W songsters of today. We have him with us in the personage of Pee Wee. And he is just as popular, no matter where he may be, as is the justly famous song. Pee Wee worked hard to get in the Academy but has not been so diligent in his efforts in the past few years. Notwithstanding, he has kept his head well above water, probably because he came from Honolulu where good swimmers are so common. He brought with him a ukulele which in his hands recalls soft moonlight, long beaches and rolling surf. Another accomplishment developed in the Islands is his ability at tennis. As co-captain of the tennis team he plays the game hard and fast but never violates the tenets of good sportsman- ship. With " Okie " as partner the first court doubles match is always worth watching. Pee Wee works hard at anything he likes and is bound to succeed in whatever line of endeavor he follows. Acting Corporal (3); Corpoml (2); Sergeant f I); Tennis C4, 3, 2, 1); Minor " A " ' 3. 2. 1); Captain of Tennis (1)-, indoor Rifle (3); Monogram (3 ;Catholic Choir 1, 2. II; Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshoot er. CHARLES FRANCIS FELL Toledo. Ohio gth District, Ohio " ch. rley " WOULD you like to meet a sweet little girl? " smiled the well-meaning Fort Bragg hostess. " Oh, I ' d be dee-lighted, " responded this youth from Toledo. We don ' t know whether Charley fell short of the expectations of that six feet of Southern loveliness, but we do know that he had a good evening. He has that rare gift of making the most out of everything, even the dancing lessons at Cullum Plebe Year were a source of pleasure to him. No amount of chin-pulling dampened his sunny spirits. In fact, life in the famous zoo in Central Barracks only made him determined to enjoy it his own way. An engineer mind has made it smooth sailing for him over the perturbing rapids of Academics, and a combination of wit and bright disposition have tided him over the gloom periods of Kaydet life. His one consuming hobby is repre- senting graphically feminine emotions as a func- tion of time. ; Engineer Football . - ' ROBERT GRIFFITH FINKENAUR Webster Groves, Missouri 12th District, Missouri " bob " FOR many of us reminiscences of " our " four Hundredth Night shows will flash upon our mental screens, momentarily but in a perfect de- lineation of detail, four successive feminine char acters, namely, Maxine, Gertie, Fanny, and Evelyn, rather nondescript names but that is not the point Bob ' s portrayal of those characters is the crux of this tribute, a four-pointed portrayal which definite ly established his histrionic ability — a box of make up in one hand and a script in the other will find him bowling happily along in the world of make- believe, utterly oblivious to the whirling of this planetary midget. Yet he has some sane moments, and during these more lucid intervals he is innately a seeker for the truth. His apparent cynicism and ready disbelief are but mere external coverings for his deeper belief of virtue in all things. The world has too few such individuals. Missouri has enriched us with a worthwhile friend and classmate. Acting Corpor.il (31; Corporal {21; Lieul (4. J. 2); Vice-President of Dialectic Socie mittee (I); Rifle Marksman. EDWARD FLANICK Akron, Ohio 14th District, Ohio " ed " SOME Statistician fellow tried to prove once that Goats sleep with their heads hung over the back of the chairs while Engineers sleep folded up over the desk. Ed Flanick ' s case, however, stumped him, for Ed alternates half an hour each way right through C. Q. When he is not sleeping he is sing- ing, so his wife never wakes him intentionally. When awake Ed has never been known either to admit a task was hard or to be satisfied with any- thing. With these virtues he should be a Tac some day, but right at present, they do make him rather hard to live with at times. Sleeping, singing, and fencing, and the greatest of these is fencing. He doesn ' t confine it to the fencing room either. At any odd moment he is liable to make a terrific lunge and catch you amidships. Just to keep in practice, he says. FLOYD F. FORTE Ravenna, Ohio i rli District, Oliio " ' iortay " TATTOO -twenty second classmen gather silently in the thirteenth Div. Fortay is about to have .1 surprise party. Now, a drag is a common enough occurrence, hut when a man rates three for merely having a birthday, that ' s popularity! Uncle Floyd ' s effervescent spirit long brightened " C " Co. ' s halls and traditions. When he grew up to be a Flanker, we missed him m our current B.S. sessions. Famous as the first of the Responsibility Ser- geants and the most distinguished of the Dis- tinguished Aviators, he is best known as the highest flyer in the Equitation Hall and for first substituting Reveille for Police Call. Many real virtues cling to " Adgy ' s " character (on occasion perhaps " too noble " ) — he is never bothered by reverses, always exuberant, and intensely loyal to his friends. He always puts his whole soul into the occupation of the moment (except academically speaking). Did you ever hear him sing? ' Ht M THOMAS C. FOOTE Philadelphia, Penna. " tli District, K C. " S.MLOR joe " AE you looking for the sailor? You ' ll find him at the party — his own party, for life to him is one long party, and he ' s giving it. Hurrying across diagonal to class or racing for first place at the barber shop, he still has time for a joke on the run. This doesn ' t mean that he doesn ' t work (note the activities below). The Corps is indebted to him for better music at the hops. He sails a schooner like a Gloucester fisherman, and his pet ambition is to win the Bermuda race. If there is anything you want to know, ask him; the answer will be waiting before you ' ve finished the question. " What are the latest market quotations? " The man that calls the first Batt. to attention at every meal formation can tell you, for he is as well posted in that respect as in all others. .Vting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Batulion AdjiiUnt (1); Football (4. 2, 1 Lacrosse (4. 3); Track (2, 1); Hundredth Night Chorus (3); Hop Committ (4. 3, 2, 1), Chairman (1); Equipment Committee (1); Lecture Committee {1 Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. JOHN F. FRANKLIN, JR. Fort Wadsworth, N. Y. K T. Hdtiond Guard " johnny " MOST biographies begin " Ducrot never wore stars, " but this one begins — Johnny never got turned out in spite of all his worries. Johnny ' s chief characteristic is his seriousness — he took Academics seriously and he is in the upper half of the class; he took riding seriously and he has been on Army ' s Polo squad for four years. Despite the latter fact, he did get policed at jumping one day. Being an Army child (with Detroit for an adopted podunk) and a worthy son of " 03, Johnny is intense- ly interested in the Army and everything connected with It. He has the usual love of rumors and always has an abundant supply on hand, both good and bad, with which to regale you. When work is done, the only serious trait rema ining is a very serious intent to have a mighty good time, which he always suc- ceeds in doing. ROBERT WAIGHT FULLER, III Washington, D. C. Army " bob " " To me more dear, congenial to the heart One native charm than all the gloss of art. " IMBUED with a desire to excel in all things. Bob has shown what inherent ability can accomplish when it performs effortlessly under the exacting West Point system. He has taken the Academic hurdles close to the star men, and the Salle d ' Armes often resounds to the clack of his blade — a touch for Robert. A social light, he began Plebe Year as " A " Co. ' s Social Lieutenant, he completes first class year a Social Lion. Always affable and debonair yet self-dependent. Bob, when occasion arises, assumes a stern austerity that shows he appreciates army discipline — he learned as a soldier and as an under-classman how to obey and now he has learned how to command. That is our Bob; his natural man- ners and personahty merit the popularity which they have won. SEYMOUR IRVING GILMAN GilmLin, Connecticut 2nd District, Connecticut " chick " FOR four years. Chick has handled well the thank- less job of guiding his more " Goaty " classmates through the maze of Academics. He was always ready to let his own work go in order to help some- one stay " pro. " However, that is but one side of his varied career. The exploits of the Sergeant and his wife Luttrell their various unofficial choir trips will be remembered with admiration as long as the Corps exists. In spite of his brains, he is an excellent athlete. Anyone who was ever on the boxing squad will tell of the dynamite in that right hand of his. Judged on the basis of his disciplinary record, he could not by any means be considered military, but Chick is a soldier, the kind that you would want to have fighting beside you in a battle. Yale lost a brilliant student, civilian life an able business man, but the Point gained a good cadet. Engineer Fixjtkill; Rifle GEORGE HORNER GERHART Philadelphia, Penna. 6th District, Penna. " vit. phone " Ding! Dong ' Peal the great bells in the chapel steeple. Once more the sweet tones echo throughout the country-side, and the genius who plays them is our Vitaphone. But like many other artists, he cannot rely on his art to provide a living; so he IS deeply engrossed in obtaining his com- mission. To many ot the Class of 1034 graduation will mean only the beginning of a new era, but to George it will mean also the end of a long battle with the Academic Department, with whom he has played a game of checkmate — and won. Like all humans, he has his faults and virtues. We hope, however, that someone will invent a silencer for this would-be reveille canary and songster. Down m PhiUy he may be a wonderful serenader (recent reports indicate his success), but he ' s still a menace to peace up here! Sergeant (I); Cadet ( Chimester (3, 2, 1); Marksman. STACY WILLIAM GOOCH Kaplan, Louisiana rd District, Louisiana " stage " TACKLED by Gooch, " was an oft repeated phrase in the press box whenever the Army football team played, and if there were press boxes in the ordinary routine of life, the phrase would be heard even more frequently. For Stacy will tackle any problem, and what is more important, will stay with that problem until it is licked. Physically and mentally unafraid, he combines a determination that is almost stubbornness with such a friendly and cheerful personality that he is respected, admired, and liked by everyone with whom he comes in con- tact. To see his funny, embarrassed grin at hearing himself praised, and to see and hear his black scowls and muttered swearing as he wrestles with a problem in Engineering, is to see him at his best and worst; both are likeable. He is completely a man, a thorough soldier, and a steadfast friend; it has been a joy to know him. .cting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); First Sergeant (1); Football (4. 3. 2, law " A " (2. li; Basketball (4, 3. 2, 1), Numerals C ' ' ' ■- hampion (31; Hundredth Night Show (4). ; Intramural Sextathio KARL TRUEHEART GOULD Huntington, W. Va. Seytatorial, W. Va. " goldy " EL padre Gould has experienced s ome little diffi- culty in getting through this institution, but if it is worth it to him, it is certainly worth while to us. Goldy is not a G. I. soldier. He has been in and out of this place enough to become an individualist. His pipes are the vilest in the Corps, but his music and his poetry are the best. He can recite poetry from Browning to " The Face on the Bar-room Floor " with great feeling and gusto. Because of all these virtues, we freely forgive him for puns and an occa- sional moodiness. Down in the wilds of West Virginia he got a lot of target practice on the " revenoors " which has enabled him to become cap- tain of our pistol team. Goldy knows more about the Corps than any other cadet and when he is finally handed his commission, he will certainly deserve it. % PERRY BRUCE GRIFFITH Wichita, Kansas t th District, Kansas PERRY has the soul and capahiHties of an artist, without the usual artistic temperament in daily life. All cadets know his skill with an artist ' s crayon; all cadets have envied his grace on a diving board; but only a few of us have seen his artistic sou! break forth in his singing, and in his riding — yes, riding. He loves horses, even in the riding hall. Other than that he has only one important idiosyncrasy — a haunting worry about Academics, entirely baseless. At sight of a bad piece of poop he resigns himself with appropriate pity to the fate of foundation- - but for a moment only. Then he sits down, conquers the poop, and proceeds to cheer up the rest of us with excerpts from a violent dance band or from the latest radio humorist. We dont mind — we like it, and we will miss Gritf when graduation separates us. Sergeant (1); Swimming (4, 3, 2. 1); Minor " A " (3. 2, 1); Color Line (3); Pointer (3, 2, 1); Member of Pointer Board (1); Art Editor (1); Choir (4. 3. 2, I); Fishing Club; Durante Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. RUDOLPH GREEN Little Rock, Arkansas stii District, Arl iinsas " ■rudy " MUCH after the fashion of a humming bird, Rudy has flitted from one thing to another during his term here, tasting only the sweet things of cadet life and cheerfully leaving to more sombre-minded classmates the gloomy. One thing only could pierce his protecting armor of light-heartedness — that, some misguided soul ' s singing before breakfast. What better depicts Rudy ' s spirit than his utter indifference to the consternation always caused by his appearing in the most startling pajamas yet de- vised by Arkansas haberdashers? Too, who but Rudy could so have shocked the Corps as, starting for his first drag, he bounded out immaculate in plebe-skin coat and cap, but minus trousers? Our association with Rudy has convinced us of one thing — he will go down in history as the most naive cadet ever to graduate from West Point, this despite his most violent protestations to the contrary. WILLIAM M. GROSS Salina, Kansas Kansas J atwnal Guard " bill " SOME time ago Bill came to us from a little podunk in far-off Kansas; came because he was instilled with an undying desire to become a West Pointer. His four years here have produced changes that have meant the realisation of his boyhood dreams. Pictures live — a bracing wind flaunts the colors to the world as they pass the reviewing stand sustained by Bill ' s steady arm. A Saturday after- noon in the gym; the clash of steel and that same arm captains the fencing team to another well- earned victory. Then, too, the haunting strains of CuUum were oft answered. A snake? Well, just inquire around a little. Ups and downs never spoiled this sense of humor nor stifled this smile. When a man has to join an enterprise whole-heartedly and has force and the abihty to make a success of it, we call him versatile —that ' s Bill. ' PAUL TOMPKINS HANLEY Atlanta, Georgia Georgia J ' ational Guard " buster " THIS gentleman is the Buster of the Third Batt. Entering as he did, equipped with a lively in- terest in things in general and an ability to mind his own business, he has weathered the worst storms of both the Academic Department and the T. D. with- out the tremor of an eyelid. He is one of the best- read men in the class and has used time to advantage to learn a number of things not found in the general curriculum. He is famous for catching the largest shark at Fort Monroe and being the winner of the mid- winter Marathon; an unofScial race with a former Navy track star, seen every year between North Barracks and the South Gate. Tom is equally at home on land or on sea, but judging from his time on the area, and the fact that he took the Army, he seems to prefer the land. Acting Corporal (3); Corpor Baseball (4); King of the Ari Pistol Sharpshooter. ndredth Night Chorus (31; Rifle Expert; THOMAS HAYES Worcester, Massachusetts Senatorial, Connecticut " tommy " HEREDITY has long been acknowledged a potent influence upon the destiny of men, and Tom seems an excellent example. The blood now in his veins has flowed on many battlefields in the service of his country; — indeed Tommy is reputed to have had a forebear in every major war of our country since that of Queen Anne. May his sturdy line con- tinue, and future classes and future campaigns find Tom ' s descendants to lead them ' . As a cadet Tommy has been active and well- known. He has, for four years, been a familiar figure at our hops and social gatherings. ' Tis then that T. H. is content, finding freedom from his academic and tactical tribulations. Tom is no hivey engineer; he doesn ' t wear stars; nor is he the most dissy in our class; yet he is ever able to beat the Academic Department and he never allows the Tacs to disturb his poise. Sergeant (1); Wrestling (4); Track (4, : Rifle Marksman. " JAMES FREDERICK HARRIS East Cleveland, Ohio 22nd District, Ohio " jim " Jim ' s admiration for the truly self-sufficient and his sincere desire to be so himself might cause those who have not known him so well to believe that he has reached that particular point — true, he is nearer that goal than any of the rest of us, for his resources are varied and deep. With contempt for those who meddle in the arts indiscriminately and for those who exhibit pseudoenthusiasm in order to be con- sidered " uptown, " Jim has a real and thorough knowledge of music, modern painting, and the con- temporary drama. His open frankness, which is mixed with subtlety and humor, give him a com- plete naturalness. Though professing that one should be ruled by the head rather than the heart, Jim ' s genuine warmth and sympathy make him more cordial than analytic. He is alive to every situation with natural enthusiasm, and his clever but unmalicious commentaries m.ike him always welcome. Sergeant fl); Choir ( ; Fishing Club; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. PERCY T. HENNIGAR New London, Conn. Cotmecucut Mjitional Guard " p. T. " PT. is the kind of ' rough and ready soldier • Kipling wrote about in his " Indian Tales. " He likes to go at everything by the most direct method, brushing aside all minor hindrances. This straightforwardness is his most distinguishing char ' acteristic. He has a keen, rather ironical sense of humor and looks at life with the air of one who watches a farce. Lacrosse is his favorite sport and he can give and take a lot of its traditional " murder. " However, he doesn ' t spend all of his time beating people over the head with a lacrosse stick. A sur- prising amount of it is spent reading and he reads a httle of everything from " College Humor " to " Omar Khayyam. " He likes good music and is a worthy contributor to any conversation. His intense loyalty has made him many friends and will make him manv more. Corporal (2); Sergeant (I); Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, It; Tenth Squad (2); Rifle Marks- ' ' HENRY RICHARDSON HESTER San Juan, Puerto Rico Heiv Tor}{ LIKE most Army children, he is at home anywhere in the United States and in any of our foreign possessions. Somewhere in his wanderings he has acquired a taste for good music, and most of his surplus capital has been invested in classical phono- graph records, much to the annoyance of those less fortunate souls in the division who must listen without understanding. However, he can make them dream of Furlough and moonlit nights with his muted trumpet when he chooses to play something other than lip e xercises. His accomplishments are not confined to music: he swims smoothly with a long easy stroke, and when in the proper mood he often defeats some of our foremost tennis stars. As for humor, his puns are famous throughout the Corps, and if necessary he can produce several battered hats and bruised spots to prove it. But after all ' s said and done, he is a real West Pointer. Corporal (2); Sergeant { ; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman EDWIN GANTT HICKMAN Washintiton, D. C. ist District, Itialio " hickey " IF the spoken word, as many say, really belongs to literature, Gantt is truly an artist for he has a remarkable power of observation of people and events and he expresses himself especially well. Further, he has a delightful sense of humor and a sensitive understanding of other people. Gantt is affected by beauty and atmosphere; and apprecia- tion for literature, the theater, and music are out- standing in his nature. He is clever enough to em- ploy the knack of the theater m handling the people and incidents of his life with absolutely no con- straint. Gantt, whose extremely genial personality naturally attracts many friends, is entirely void of scenic and heedfully perpetrated tricks to draw attention. He merely dominates any situation with an open, unending, unconscious suavity which is the essence of his character. One gets from him a domestic philosophy which is thoroughly good and likeable. Hundredth Night Cast (2); Fishing Club; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshixiter. DANIEL H. HEYNE Glen Flora, Texas yth District, Texas " d.an " A; unusual sense of equanimity and composure, barring a slight penchant for reclining with his hat on, is Daniel ' s main characteristic. He pos- sesses that rare quality, so seldom found, of re- fraining at the right time from idle and desultory conversation, and applying himself to that which must be done to completion. During his four year stay here he has conscientiously applied himself to the tasks on hand; this application resulting many times in his being able to quote the text verbatim. But to complete the man we must confess he does have a light and whimsical side. Dan has a fluency of conversation, ideas, and principles that would startle most of his classmates. Daniel is not much of an athlete, yet not below average; but he is a business man. One of the most efficient Advertising Managers the Howitzer has ever had, he has done much to change the red into the blue. Acting Corporal (3); Cross Country (4); Assistant Manager of Baseball (3); Howitser (4, 3. 2. 1); Sales of Advertising (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharp- GERALD JOSEPH HIGGINS Chicago, Illinois Army " red " RED is one of those rare individuals whom you - never hear but who make you conscious of their presence at all times. Although he speaks very little, we in " C " Co. realize that our company is being handled smoothly and efficiently by this very military red-headed gentleman ; and that realization gives us a satisfactory sense of security. Red is a firm believer in the old maxim, " All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, " so he takes time off from his captain ' s duties to don a football uniform and spend the afternoon giving the " A " squad backfield a lot of worry, or else he goes over to the gym and scampers up and down a rope. In spite of his easy-going, likeable nature. Red always seems to come out on top. We hope that success will always follow him in the future as it has in the past. Acting Corporil (31; Corporal (2); Cjpuin {U; Football (4,3,2, l);Gym(2. 1); Minor " A " (2); Fishing Club; Crest Committee (4); Ring Committee (2. 1); Class Officer (2. 1). Treasurer (2). Secretary (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. CHARLES WADSWORTH HILL San Antonio, Texas Army " killer " AN Army child of the first water, yet claiming L to be a San Antonian and proud of it. Far famed for his happy smile at play or drill, Charlie has so filled his life with paradoxes that it has caused the most famous mystics to despair of pre- dicting his future. He started out with " F " Co., but considered this an affront to his dignity, having been born to higher things in life. Therefore, Year- ling Year saw him parading his five foot seven around " H " Co. precincts. Peaceful around the house, yet Killer Hill on the soccer field for four glorious years. The only man to give up a week-end because he had nme demerits the previous month ! A man of unaccountable tastes — for instance, a Boston trip whereon he lugged side arms and spurs, to be discovered in due course of time. Withal a good wife. J. DE P. TOWNSEND HILLS Allxmy, New York ew York " iatumal Guard " " tony " THAT the standards of the Corps of Tomorrow may be those of the Corps of Yesterday, there exists a perpetual need for a high standard of com- parison. To combine such a yardstick of manhood with a person intensely human is one of the rare gifts of nature ... as such the Corps knows and accepts him. Position alone makes discussion of courage, honor, and singleness of purpose unnecessary . . . they are expected. The smaller things we have seen at odd little climaxes . . . these have shown him firm when it was easier to conform. Never studious, ever a student . . . never stubborn, conscientiously tirm . . . not at all frivolous, but possessing a fine, quiet humor that is consistent with the sterner quahties. So today, parting on orders to many lands, we salute him: First Classman, First Cap- tain, and first-class man. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Cadet Captain and Feiimental Commander (1); Football (4. 3. 2. 1); Lacrosse (4, 3. 2, 1); Wrestling (4); Rjflc (3. 2, 1); Choir (4. 3, 2, 1); O ' Reilly Chorus (1); Hundredth Night Show (4. 2); Howitier (3, 2. ); Editor of Howitzer (1); Class President (3); Board of Governors, First Class Club (1); Honor Committee (1); June Week Program Committee (2, 1); Christmas Card Committee (1); Equipment Committee (2, 1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. J. T. HILLIS Logansport, Indiana Senatorial. Indiana ' " bing " BE.AST Barracks found J. T. packing daily to take the next train home. His advocatory de- sires have come near to wrecking his mihtary career many times. As a yearling he reduced his packings to once a month, until at present J. T. ' s manifesta- tions of his deepest desires are only occasional. No cadet ever fitted more smoothly into the Corps than has Hillis. J. T. also has a natural victory to his credit. He has won the friendship of all who know him by his beaming countenance and his warbling ways. Oft- times, during those dismal hours of " call to quarters, " the gentle North Area breezes have wafted saccharin melodies to those disconsolate souls who are stu- dents in the ways of Morpheus. Above all is J. T. ' s enthusiasm in everything he does, whether he is studying or playing. At the same time this enthusiasm is extremely contagious, to the delight of those who work with him. ■ «■..■=. ' - -r HARRY LESTER HILLYARD Falls City, Nebraska ist District, N.ebras a " harry " THERE IS one thing Harry would rather do than bone red comforter; i. e., play cards. One could always find a game in his room, and that generally during C. Q. No one ever saw him actually study; yet, at breakfast, he always knew the answers. A mixture of idealist and cynic, he was always arguing with Ingram; and the arguments sometimes ended with broken furniture but always at a stalemate. Harry ' s convictions have not always been ac- cording to the approved solution, but ever they have been honest — a fact that has endeared him in the hearts of his classmates, and one that has caused much shoe leather to he worn out on the gravel of Central Area. " E " Company will never forget Harry who got back from the Cavalry hike, then went on fishing leave — in the rain; nor will it forget, " Hell, Lee, let ' s wear slippers to supper. " . Durante J WILLIAM JOSLIN HIMES Grand Rapids, Michigan Honor School " bill " Here ' s a gentleman whose actions portray him far more effectively than idle words. The same keen insight which typifies all his actions early elevated him to coveted " engineer " standing. Bill never let any request for assistance go unheeded and all were met by the same reassur- ing, sheepish grin which at the same time broke down all barriers and masked his determination to solve the supposedly unsolvable. However, all Bill ' s activities were not confined to the intellectual. Habitues of the Fencing Academy were wont to marvel at the ease and dexterity with which Bill wielded the wily foil. Inherently serious of nature, he has that sense of balance which finds real mirth in wholesome fun. Bill ' s equanimity and his willingness to help others have won him a place high in our estimation and we know that they will always serve him in good stead. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Cross Country (4). Fencinti (4. 3, 2, 1); Fishing Club; Tenth Squad (3, 2, 1); Honor Committee (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. DAVID LYON HOLLINGSWORTH Bismarck, North Dakota 2nd District, orthDdl{otd " holly " HOLLY brought with him to West Point a pro- found sense of humor and a taste for extra- curricular reading. The former is unsquelched after four years combat with the T. D. and the latter re- mains unimpaired by a simikir contlict with the Academic Department. The dull cares of cadet life have rested easily upon his shoulders. Special punishments and turn- out writs have been endured philosophically with a minimum of oral lamentation. Holly is incurably optimistic and brazenly romantic ; his rest for life in general is astounding. His ability to derive ex- uberant pleasure from the simple occupations of work-a-day life is our envy. Athletics claim his attention as a method of relieving an overabundance of energy; books are fuel for an inquiring mind. Quietly humorous, quaintly philosophical, Holly wears well as a companion. We judge him a fine and glorious friend, loyal to an extreme. . (4, 3. 2. 1); Fishing Club (1); Track (4): Boxing (3); Cross Country (3); A.I Sunday School Teacher (3, 2, 1); Ri8e Marksi THEODORE F. HOFFMAN Pughtown, Penna. Sth District, Penna. " " ted " G ROWLEY, please! It takes no less to make Ted blush, and that fact has given us no end of amusement, much to Ted ' s consternation. A little embarrassment, however, never bothered " " the snake " and he has won the friendship of us all, not to mention the Captaincy of " H " Co. But Ted has one fault — his puns. Some are bad and the rest are worse, yet we have managed to put up with them, though recourse to violence was at times necessary during Summer Camp. That smile is irresistible; his frankness wins admiration; and whether issuing a company order or giving " ' fatherly advice " to a group of plebes, you can always depend on Ted " s level-headed judgment. Never discouraged, always a willing worker, and offering a helping hand when it IS needed, you can count on Ted to help you out of your difficulties or to add to the life of the party. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1); Football (4); Boiing (4); Ucrosse (4, 3. 2. 1); Soccer (2, 1); Hundredth Night Show (4); Chairman of Crest Committee (4) ; Chairman of Ring Committee (3, 2. 1 ) ; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. STANLEY HOLMES New Castle, Pennsylvania Army " sherlock " Stan ' s sincerity is prominent even where all our qualities have to be molded to fit the machined dimensions of West Point. Though Stan has gam- bled with the most indifferent around the Blue Book, and the romantic futility of Khayyam has en- tered his soul, this feature which no amount of feigning can adumbrate, lifts itself above his mis- demeanors and shows a beautifully cut spirit, free from all simulation. Perhaps it is this sincerity that has provoked the Browning trend " to seek, to find " and resulted in Stanleys frequent absences from p-rade, during which time he has discovered more twists and crannies on Flirtation than the Revolutionary de- fenders ever dreamt of. There he has spent many days, sometimes accompanied only by his pipe. Accidentally glimpsing him from the Old Hotel tennis courts, I felt cheated in endeavor, and the theme came to mind — " the worldly hope men set their hearts upon often turn to ashes. " WILLIAM JACK HOLZAPFEL, JR. Chicago, Illinois 2ud District, llluuns " bill " WE were astounded in Beast Barracks by the military aptitude of this amazing individual — he was as near perfection as a new plebe can be. More astounding — he continued to be the paragon of military decorum and efficiency. He carries this efficiency into Academic Halls also, since he ' s a con- sistent first section man — not the proverbial " file- boner, " but a steady and dependable student. We " goats " can only stand aside and marvel at the speedy, yet thorough way he prepares his lessons, and then coaches a half dozen of us over the tough spots we encounter in our studies. But his smoothness isn ' t devoted solely to Aca- demics. On the Corps lacrosse squad, he mows the attack men down with the same methodical surety. Last and greatest — he carries that smoothness to Cullum. We could talk for hours of the numerous femmes that have fallen beneath his charm, but why do it? Acting Corporal (5); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Lacrosse {4. 3, 2, 1,), Numer- als (4); Football (4); Swimming (4); Choir (4. 3, 2, 1); Tenth Squad (1); Howitzer Representative (1); Camp Illumination (4); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. HARRY JENKINS HUBBARD Marfa, Texas 14th District, Texas " red " ' WHEN one knows him, it isn ' t hard to see that Harry comes from Southwest Texas, where ranches are the rule, and " ridin ' fence " and " punch- in ' cows " are the usual occupations. When " Ni- que, " as the cowhands and vaqueros called him, came to West Point, the ranch lost a good cowhand and the cow ponies, their best friend. We ' ve often addressed a question to this red head just to watch a solemn bland face regard us for a brief moment from a pair of Texas blue eyes be- fore opening its mouth and dropping a statement that solved our troubles in one fell swoop. Harry ' s habitual silence merely serves to emphasize the soundness oi his reasoning. However, we know too, that he will drop his silence instantly to leap to the defense of his cause, and he will stand as staunchly for his views as do the best, and with a sound logical reasoning that cannot be denied. ; Soccer (4); Fishing Cluh; Rifle Sharpshoote CLAUDE MORRIS HOWARD Tuscaloosa, Alabama 6th District, Alabama " JOMO " IT was Alabama that sent us this cheerful, freckle- faced comrade, whom we know as Jo-Jo. Since this even-tempered son of the South has been with us, we have found him to be unchangeable — always a good mixer and generous to a fault. His is the type which keeps a forgetful wife from going to reveille without a cap. Tenths and demerits worry him not. Whether he gets the former or the latter makes no change in Jo ' s disposition, — he calmly goes on with his study of fiction. As a matter of fact, books claim most of Jo ' s time. CuUum lost its hold on him when, in Plebe Year, he graduated from Mr. Vizey ' s class in " Left foot into second position, point. " Whether alone with a good book and a skag, or in a group with his many friends, Jo is always the same cheerful person. Cluh; Rifle Sharpshcx 145 DALE EMERSON HUBER Beatrice, Nebraska Senatorial, l ehras a " hube " FOUR years of Prussianism — four years of stern, militaristic propensities. But then also that hearty, infectious laugh must have once resounded through the halls of Valhalla. He came to us young — a refreshing breeze from the wheat fields of Nebraska. Serious from the start, he early showed an interest by assuming the duties of room orderly throughout Beast Barracks. Undaunted, and with a conscientiousness seldom encountered. Dale fash- ioned himself into the model cadet. Recognized as the spooniest man in the class, he also knows his drill. He is gifted with a high sense of duty, and in ranks or on guard he allowed no trifling, and pity the hindmost of them that did not measure up to his standards. Handicapped by an early Academic disadvantage, Hube fought back to a very dis- tinguished place in the sun — and he ' ll hold it, we ' ll wager. Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Fishing Club; Rifle Marks VICTOR C. HUFFSMITH Greeley, Colorado Senatorial. Colorado " vie " A MAN is judged by his actions. Vic ' s actions are not the notorious kind — but the everyday, unselfish, and courageous ones that make the perfect gentleman; the ones that are seldom seen but that are always present. Few of us know that he was once found, for he didn ' t leave with the other plebes on that dismal day in January. He is the kind of man that makes West Point what it is, and hence was given a chance to show his true colors. He has shown them, from that day forward, and m so doing he has won the admiration and respect of everyone of our twelve hundred mule team and has won the hearts of all of his classmates. Just ask him who won the Goat-Engineer game. Can a man always win? Of course he can when he has what it takes, and believe us, Vic has just that. hUu JOHN M. HUTCHISON Coeur d ' Alene, Idaho 2nd Di.s ' " liL ' TC!l ' " HUTCH, like all good spuds, sprouted in Idaho, He came to us a great, gangling youth with a world of spirit and grit. He leaves us a well-co- ordinated giant and one of Arniy ' s immortal tackles. His high aims and courage will carry him forward to any goal. His English wit is construed by the fur sex to he subtle — and does he slay ' em! Any mail? Look on Hutch ' s table - there ' s the .mswer. Hutch ' s pessimism is a thing of beauty — a sure road to happiness — it transforms partial de- feats into complete victories. He is boning Quarter- master, but whether he be sorting socks, bracketing, or squeezing the trigger. Hutch will be restless. He always " bids his hand " carefully, supporting his convictions with a playfully pugnacious " Stick up your dukes. " We who know him shall always cherish his friendship. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (11; Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Majo: " A " (2. I); Hockey (4); Swimming (3); Track (4, 3, 2); Fishing Club; Howiticr Representative (2. 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. . ' THEODORE PIQUET HURT, JR. Marion, Alabama Senatorial, Alabama " theo " GREATER love hath no man than this : that he lay down his life for his friends. " This southern gentleman is such a man and there are facts and incidents to back such a statement. Unlike many of the poets and writers of whom we study in our English literature, he has not some secret bitterness, despondency, or unnatural char- acteristic, but in its place he has a zest for living — able to derive interest and pleasure from whatever surroundings in which he may be. Yes, he is a poet and a writer. His greatest pleasure comes from writ- ing on any subject, or all subjects, and he is not loath to spend all of his time in this personal satisfaction. Independent and unruled by the opinions of his fellow men, he was chosen from his company as a representative on the Honor Committee. No greater honor could be paid his integrity. Corpora! 12); Sergeant (1 ; Pistol Sharpshooter; LOUIS LEE INGRAM Fort Logan, Colorado Semnorial, Colorado ■ " tuffy " LEE would be the last to agree when he didn ' t ■ agree. He would argue a point that he knew was wrong just for the sake of argument. He would go into a rage and we would begin to crawfish — then he would chuckle and the argument would start over again. The terror of two Beast Details, he had every man in ' 35, ' 36, and ' 37 dominated at once. Someone called him Tuffy once, and the name stuck, unti First Class Year, when he came home with a German haircut — thereafter the name was Hitler. When Lee didn ' t want to play, he didn ' t play. When work was necessary, he worked. When he wanted to play, it took three men to stop him. So we have come to know him in four years. We know that he is a good worker, a good player, and one who can make real friends and keep them. Acting Corporal (3); Corpor.il (2); Sergeant {1); Swimming {4, : (4); Monogram (3); Minor " A " (2); Fishing Club; Durante Marksman; Pistol Expert. THEW J. ICE, JR. Powell, Wyoming Senatorial, Wyoming HIS sunny and easy-going career has found many obstacles along the Hudson, for he has taken rive years instead of the usual four to earn his bars, but through the darkest periods, we ' ve never known him to be anything but cheerful. Four months in the hospital and a year ' s absence after that. Ice came back to finish strong. And so he goes forth with the cool assurance that no misfortune can ever befall him — he ' s already had his share. In his five years here. Ice has worn out many red comforters and he is the hardest working loafer it has been our privilege to know. He is a moderate snake, too unruffled to be worried by Academics, wears stars — on his bathrobe — and is a model of military efficiency. Time and association have shown us what his friendship means — a true pal and a faithful friend. ; Ritle Sh.irpshooter; Pistol Marksr » Claytc HARVEY j. jABLONSKY Missouri St ' iidtdriii , Missouri WEST Point develops leaders. For bom leaders development is unnecessary. Soon after his arrival here, Jaho proved that Missouri had sent us a born le;ider. His athletic ability is well known by all. As cap- tain of the 1Q33 football team, he made the past season one of the most successful in the history of West Point. But to mention only Jabo ' s athletic accomplishments would be an injustice to him. Jabo stood at the top of his class for four years; in military rank he is the commander of the third battalion. A cle.ir thinker, a hard fighter, and a real sports- man, Jabo has earned the respect and confidence of all who have come in contact with him by his decisions and actions, whether they be on the foot- ball field, in the classroom, or in military activities. May this modest and unassuming friend always be a close associate. ARTHUR L. INMAN San Francisco, California 4th District, CaUfornia " art " I " STANDS for inventor. Nothing is too small or insignificant, or too large or costly for this genius to delve into. Nor are his attempts confined to his personal affairs. His roommate also profited. And who would not call it profit if one found one ' s ordinary shaving stick equipped with latest re- tractable landing gear, even though it did not work, and the shaving stick had to be thrown away. But enough of this praise. We must also consider faults. Four long years of red comforter have given him an efliciency in such matters far beyond our power to describe. We must admit, however, that with all his deadbeating, he still is the spooniest and most m eticulous man of our acquaintance. His efficiency m the above (inventor, red comforter, and meticu- lousness) are measures of all his attempts--to do each job thoroughly from start to finish. Ifc- RUSSELL WALKER JENNA Leominster, Mass. 3rd District, Mass. " russ " WHAT does the word Russ mean? To the Class of ' 34 it means one extremely likeable lad from the old New England stock. How often his humor has provoked our smiles and laughter during the long months from June to June ! Though he seems to take life lightly, Russ has an undying ambition to do his job to the full limit of his ability. One seldom sees a more earnest plugger when goals are to be attained. But when work-time ends, Russ has the enviable animal instinct of com- plete relaxation; all is forgotten, and the red com- forter claims its own. And does this lad know how to have a good time? Just go to a party with him sometime. If you want to make a hit with Russ, ask him, " Should Mr. ' X ' be convicted? " But for heaven ' s sake, don ' t ask him where he got all his poop-sheets on law! ;;y CHARLES EDWARD JOHNSON, III Columbia, S. C. 7th District, S. C. " lighthorse " WITH pride we point to C. E. Ill, as the only Johnson, C. E. out of three who entered with us to survive the mighty battle. Charlie sur- mounted that disconcerting obstacle of Academics in his always forceful manner only to meet with another during Yearling summer in the form of a fractious mount at equitation, which, coupled with an appreciative audience, gave him the very appro- priate name, Lighthorse. A dashing figure is Charles, a sparkling individual and a singer of no mean ability with a song for everyone and for every occa- sion. Although we outwardly profess disgust and throw up our hands in mock despair, when Charlie starts his crooning, underneath it all we rather envy him. A southerner by birth, he easily adapts him- self to any situation, taking things in hand in his cheerful manner. Somehow, we believe the stolid, gray walls of South Barracks will long miss his musical reverberations. PAUL EARL JOHNSON, JR. AshLind, Ohui I -rli Dmnct, Ohw " bhanii: ' " ALL cadets have heard of Beanie; tliey have seen . him pilot the Army team in its most success- ful season. But few know of the hard fight he has had in staying at the Academy. Few men have seen him out in the halls at 3:00 a. m. for few men are awake at that time. But Beanie has won his battle and has justified his hard work. Thus we have ascertained Paul ' s greatest attribute: perseverance. He has displayed that trait m everything he has ever attempted. Beanie has many friends, because he has never been aloof. His friendly qualities remained in spite of publicity which would affect most men. He is never too busy to be friendly. He has carried out his duties and has kept his disciplinary record spotless in a manner that is not distasteful, and he leaves us with a place in the hearts of all who have known him. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Supply Sergeant (1); Football (4, 3, 2, 1), Numerals (4) : Football Captain (4); Monogram (3); Major " A " (2, l);Boardof Governors; First Class Club; Chapel Choir (4. 3, 2, IV. Riile Marksman. JOSEPH LEMUAL JOHNSON Nashville, Tennessee Arin-v " joe " THERE are few who have known Joe well. To converse, to be social, requires time — time that the feverish activity of his mind demands for think- ing. Not only have his thoughts traced those pat- terned courses laid down by the Academic Depart- ment but his mind has gone into broader and un- academic channels with the same restless inquiry. Nor is his industry of the impractical sort; it has all been for a purpose, and those who have watched him have seen its reward. He is, despite his ap- parent reticence, genial and sympathetic. His un- suspected knowledge of human relations has astonished those who have come to know him. He IS an extreme realist with an appreciation for music and a taste for poetry. He has a tendency for self- analysis that is clear and truthful. He has complete faith in himself and his ability to solve his problems by hard work. ; (3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. ..B.;Aca(JcmicCoach(3.: DANA W, JOHNSTON, JR. BoonviUe, Missouri 8th District, Missouri " doc " THE lover of all beauty; the Doctor of the com- pany; the father of the class, that ' s Johnston, in brief. It is to him that every one runs with the blind drag, for a cure for high blood pressure or a cold, or for just a little fatherly advice which he, by his superior years, is deemed justly qualified to give. And never has anyone come in vain, for it is well said that his heart is almost as big as his medicine chest. When someone has a new prank to pull they look up the Doc, because they know it will be well received. Athletically he can do wonders when so inclined, but he waited too long for inspiration. So whenever you want to get a blind drag, a pill, or just to compare views on the topics of the day in one of those well-known ses- sions, drop around and see the Doc. Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Track (4. 3); Wrestling (4); R.fle M.ii FRANKLIN KEMBLE, JR. Mount Carmel, Penna. 17th District, Penna. " frank " IT 13 1912. Deep in the bowels of the earth there are faint rumblings, ill omens of a Great War to come. The world is sitting on a powder keg, and the fuse is rapidly shortening. Nothing daunted, our hero appears on the scene. Even at that early age he probably showed those qualities which now mark him in later life; a lusty pair of lungs, for instance. Eighteen years later, among the crowd of eager youths surging through the sally port, comes Franklin Jr., a volunteer from Pennsylvania. From that time on, Frank ' s keen enthusiasm, his alert mind, and his ability to make friends carried him through these four years. As a plebe he kept his chin well in; as a yearling he went the way of all yearhngs; as a second classman, he was a terror to the plebes; and now, about to graduate, he bears that indelible stamp which West Point leaves on all her sons. r (3, 2. 1); Fishing Club; O ' Reillcy Chorus WILLIAM BLNTLEY KERN Ellensburjj, Washington Saunorial. Washington " speed " HE IS William Bentley Kern otlkially, but Speed to his classmates, and this title is no misnomer. Many excellent runners have tried in vain to match his pace, both on the cross-country course and on the running track. His dashes between barracks and ranks, split seconds before assembly, further indi- cate the fitness of this name. To call him a list min- ute man would be inaccurate; to call him a last second man would be quite appropriate. Although appointed from the State of Washington, he is quite familiar with the East. He transferred from Co. " 1 " to Co. " D " after two years, thus subtracting thirty seconds from dashes between barracks and ranks. He studies quite hard when he needs tenths for some privilege, meets all problems when they come, and is ready with an argument for any debate that may arise. Famous last words, " Over m T Co. — . " KENNETH R. KENERICK Columbus, Ohio 12th District, Missouri " ken " Cosmo " Kenerick, the grand old man from Ohio. Ken IS one of those rare individuals who have their own philosophy of life and stick to it. He likes to start at the bottom and work up, the tougher the battle, the better. When he joined our ranks, he couldn ' t tell the difference between Squads Right and Present Arms, but he ended up on that kingly squad — The Regimental Staff. We will all remember Ken for a lot of things and all of them are pleasant. Life will treat him well if it gives back to him halt of what we know he will put into It. He is a consistent fellow whose com- radeship mellows the darkest thoughts of Beast Barracks and the Cruise. Ken is boning wings but even with wings he could never reach a higher place in our hearts than he has already reached through his ability and friendliness. ; Rifle Sh.irp8hooter; Piato pSMMmmM I - yESiei?» -!r;-ai ' ' g JOSEPH O. KILLIAN, JR. Manson, Washington 5th District, Washington " oscar " FROM the sagebrush deserts of Washington State comes our hero, and with him he has brought the greatness and solitude of those open spaces. Quiet, sincere, unassuming, he makes the ideal classmate. He ' s a hivey lad who has just missed stars and may get them yet. He hardly knows what it is to get a demerit, but yet, he ' s just one of the boys, for his sleeves have never been contaminated with the glittering gold. We admire him because he is not afraid to think, and to see things as they are, but most of all, we admire him because he possesses that unique characteristic, lacking in so many, of being able to rank high without cutting classmates ' throats — he climbs without trying to pull others down. He studies for the sake of knowledge; he obeys regulations because it is right; and he works because it is the thing to do. Rifle Expert; Pistol Shatpshooter. PETER JAMES KOPSAC Greensburg, Penna. 31st District, Penna. " pete " PETE will long be remembered by the Corps for his football ability. For three years he held a regular position at end — even if he did not quite make All-American in the newspapers, he rated All- American with every man in the Corps. Besides his football ability, Pete had a very high rating academically. He was well acquainted in the first sections, though he never rated stars. During the spring Pete divided his time between femmes and track. He was successful in both — femmes have always loved his curly locks and whole- some smile, while in throwing the discus he has added many points to Army ' s track score. Good luck, Pete, and if you get m a tight squeeze, spit on your hands, give a tug at your trousers, as you have so many times on the gridiron, and every- thing will be O. K. Corpoial (2); Color Sergeant (1); Football (4, 3, 2, 1), Numerals (4); Major A (3. 2. 1); Track (4, 3,2. l);Major " A " (l). Numerals (4);Monogram(3,2); A.B. (4H Sunday School Teacher (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. 154 GERSEN LEO KLISHNER Minneapolis. Minnesot.i ist District. Kimncsota " kush " ' KusH came to us from a place where the ther- mometer frequently freezes. Despite this frigid environment, he has shown a remarkable affinity to warm, red bedding— particularly during the Sum- mer months in Camp Clinton. I do not, however, wish to imply that all of his time is passed so un- protitably. Four months of the year he works on the Boxing Squad, and anyone acquainted with " Billy ' s " methods will agree that it is work. Saturdays and Sundays he awakens to remarkable activity of a social trend which belies his seemingly quiet nature. This coupled with his actions in the Ring when aroused by too many jabs, has given rise to a very appropri.ite cognomen. After the years have passed most of us by, and have placed their brand on the rest, I for one shall be glad to have known Kush at the time when friendship counted as one of the tinest things in life. Fishins Cluh; Rifle m JOHN S. KROMER Washington, D. C. ud District, Hebras}{a IT is seldom in Hfe that fortune gives us an oppor- tunity to spend four years with a character as fine and amiable as John. He is a man whose job comes first; his dreams come later. Such a creed is an essential to a soldier and John has acquired it through determination mingled with ambition and a will to do. It is this quality that we admire most in him. On the other hand, this idea he has of bounding out of bed ere the delightful music that heralds a new day has reached the room causes a loss of much hearty sleep by his gall ant wife. He probably wants to sleep along with the rest of us, but he is, in his mind, doing his duty. It is the soldier ' s answer to reveille ; allegorically it is the soldier ' s answer to life. John possesses a personality that enhances friendships and a determination that should ac- complish much. •s - . ROBERT CARSON KYSER Birmingham, Alabama 5th District, Alabama " bob " BOB came from a sunny Alabama plantation to see and to conquer with the Class of " 34. He has seen much and conquered all, even to Yearling turn- outs. The Library and the Museum are his favorite havens and seldom does he miss an organ recital. Outwardly he is quiet and serious, but addicted to moments of levity in which he turns out innumer- able rumors, a surprisingly large number of which materialize. Files, as such, are of no great importance to him as a criterion of worth or of knowledge gained. He values the esteem and friendship of his associates and his idle hours of independent thought more than the extra tenths which might be gained at their expense. But Bob is not just one among others; he is an individual, with high ideals, seldom seeking counsel and never offering advice until it is asked for, but always ready to aid when aid is needed. Serge Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sh,irpshootei VINCENT SHAW LAMB Boston, Massachusetts Arni LAMB is from Boston, but he is not one of the literati. Far from that, he possesses that re- markable quality of being able to do nothing in a highly efficient manner. He is possessed of an affable disposition, a famous sense of humor (which led him to an A. B. during Yearling Summer Camp), and a carefree manner. Few men in the Corps know him well, but those who do realize he is a true friend. His friendliness is always evident in his will to help a classmate. He takes guard tours as they come, and never gripes. He walks off punishment tours as unconcerned as though he were taking an after-dinner stroll. Far from being athletically inclined, Vincent is not ad- verse to a good B.S. fest, ranks high among the best in that indoor sport, and can get really enthusiastic as a soap-box orator wh ri he comes across a good argument. ,,B ; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Markst 156 JOHN DIXON LAWLOR Allston, M.iss. lotli District, Mass. " ■john " COME otf all the noise in 323. " ' There ' s only one man capable of such a racket and for that he ' s a cold max. Buta yell and a laugh have certainly taken the gloom out of many a gloomy day for us. That ' s John Lawlor for you. He ' s the best kind of a friend to have when you need one, and all future asso- ciates couldn ' t be more fortunate than to have this curly-haired son of Boston around. And football! Remember that wallop Notre Dame gave us 21-0? It didn ' t stop Lawlor because he snared two consecutive passes for substantial gains when everyone else was apparently stopped cold. I guess we won ' t forget him soon. He ' s leaving us with an enviable record- look at those chevrons. He knows how to put one foot ahead of the other on any ladder. ■■s ■r v ' ' ' w 1 . 1 k 4 " - y i . t 1 W " - ' .y - ' 1 1 s — HARRY EVANS LARDIN Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania At Large " sonny boy " DURING Plebe Year we shuddered with appre- hension when the upperclassmen assembled and hurled invective at Harry. Our own feelings toward him were a combination of gratefulness, for so completely stealing the show, and of wonder at his disregard for all of this attention. The result of a year of this was that he acquired a reputation for indifference, well earned, but false. Now, after four years, we must admit that Harry has the most natural air of " sang-froid " that we have ever seen; a quality quite incompatible with his lack of real indifference. We ' ve seen him go through four years of constant, unemotional application, always suc- ceeding but showing real enthusiasm only in his interest in flying. We ' ll always imagine him swoop- ing down, single-handed, on an enemy flight, with the stick resting lightly between his fingers and a rather bored expression on his puss, just as he used to sweep down on our O. A. O. ' s at Cullum. ' Mm i -m i mnefme i: RICHARD A. LEGG Alma, Nebraska 5tli District, Hebrds a " dick " OUR attention was first focused on this untamed lad from the plains of Nebraska way back on the Saturday afternoons of Beast Barracks, when he pounded the baseball all over the lot for good old 5th Co. His undoubted athletic ability which he has demonstrated to us on Corps football, baseball, gym, and hockey teams — attracted us to him. The tall tales of such far-away places as " Wagon Wheel Gulch " have restored us to good humor and brought us out of the most pronounced of gripes many a time. Among the leaders in any activity, he ' s best in a session — all others are forced to yield the laurels to his stories, which are replete with quaint colloquialisms and homely similes told in the inimitable Legg fashion. Completely at ease upon the back of man ' s best friend, Dick rose from the depths of the furious third section to the heights of " carrying the mail " in the first. EMORY ALEXANDER LEWIS Lexington, Virginia loth District, Virginia " elmer " ONLY an acquaintance of Elmer ' s could give a proper picture of his character, and even he would find It difficult. He has a talent for many things, and has never, it is believed, misdirected this talent. Be it " red comforter " or fishing; Emory goes in for everything with gusto. He never says " die, " and his indomitable will has enabled him to accomplish and to appreciate the harder things at West Point. But he has ever found time for lighter moments. His F. D. coat carries a hop card with the same nonchalance with which it carries a marks- man pin. His stripes fit easily onto his arm, and a joke emerges without hindrance from his mouth. Such IS the Elmer as we knew him for four long years, and such is the picture we will always carry with us, wherever we may go and however long we may be apart. Corporal (2); Track ( Gymnastics (I); Mai Pistol Marksman. «. ' u i THOMAS H. LIPSCOMB West Point, Mississippi 4t)i ismc!, Mi :. i TOM entered the Ac.idemy under the double handicap, as the Beast Detail so subtly pointed ou t to him, of coming from West Point, Mississippi, to West Point, New York, and of having too keen a sense of right and wrong. However, this sense of right and wrong has stood him in good stead, especially in the course of Law, and we find him among the very first in that subject. But then, he has always been one of those gifted persons who rank high with little or no apparent effort. This ability to hive things quickly has enabled him to devote more time to athletics, and along these lines he has made a very enviable record. Tom has very definite likes and dislikes, and so he has made many warm and sincere friendships which will endure long after his cadet days are a mere memory. ELVIN SETH LIGON, JR. Blackstone, Virginia 4th District, Virgmid " junie " YE. Rs at West Point may change completely, but nothing could change Junie. He is the same young man from ol " Virginny that he was the day the Beast Detail took charge of him. He was always living until the next Choir Trip, or the next week- end leave, and the next sight of the lights of gay Manhattan. Junie has come through them all un- scathed by the fire of designing femmes. His incorruptible innocence and complete indifference to female wiles have never ceased to be a wonder to those who know him. To remain for four years within the same gray walls, living as do twelve hundred others, doing things with monotonous regularity, will often stitle originahty and personality by its very lack of variety. Not so with Junie. The next day is always something more than " just another day " to Junie Ligon. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Wrestling (4); Assist Manager of Swimming (3, 2); Manager of Swimming (1); Choir (4, 3, 2, Honor Committee (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. ARNO H. LUEHMAN Milwaukee, Wisconsin 5th District, Wiscoii5i7i " arno " MOST people go through life with many varied aims and intents, all acting divergently and simultaneously. Arno avoids this waste of energy and specializes. When he studies, works, exercises, plays, or even sleeps, there isn ' t the slightest doubt about the action; it ' s hard, accurate, and consum- ing. The job of supplying the endless detail and minutiae of Summer Camp properties, from mos- quito nettings to fire extinguishers, through six-ton trucks and wash basins, was performed in a manner that more than carried out the June " make-list " expectations. Liable to hordes of people, who often appeared before reveille and after taps, demanding everything from section marcher ' s slips to laundry blanks, he displayed a marvelous equanimity of mind. Seldom flustered, usually having a grind on tap for the asking, and grounded in all the things that make life worth living, he . . . well, if you know a better wife or friend, let ' s see him! Acting Corporal (3); Corpor.il (2); Cidet Cjpt.iin and Regimental Supply Officer (1); Football (2, 1); Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Soccer (4); Wrestling (4|-, Cross Country (3); Hockey (3); Rifle Sharpshooter. SAMUEL ALFRED LUTTRELL Washington, D. C. Seiunoruil, Maryland " sam " GILBERT and Sulhvan, Weber and Fields, Boswell and Johnson, Gilman and Luttrell; you can ' t mention one without thinking of the other. The exploits of this inseparable pair of incorrigibles have furnished the Corps with topics of conversation during many a C. Q. They were never foolhardy though; they always figured their chances closely and planned their campaigns carefully. As Sam wasn ' t particularly interested in Aca- demics, he devoted most of his time to the above mentioned plots and to athletics. After trying foot- ball and basketball, he chose wrestling and developed into one of Army ' s outstanding matmen. Sam would like to be an orator someday. After his ability was tried in Yearling English, he sallied forth into the famous political campaign for Class President. He only received about twenty votes ( " I " Co.), but this episode will long be remembered by our Class as one of the grandest of Sam ' s grinds. THOMAS ANDREW McCRARY Carrol, Iowa jotli District, hnva " cold max " WHERE Cagle put color m football, where WeismuUer put splash in swimming. Cold Max put the airplane whirl in " rasslin " to win that most ancient of sports from the brutes and the muckoids. The zest, the tire, the spontaneity, the brilliancy, the lyric rapture of his movements kindle the contest into a veritable poem and make it the most alluring of spectacles. Max casts aside the clamorous nonsense of the hour. The stoneblind custom, the over-grown error and the harness of routine that play so important a part in many a Kaydet ' s life are conspicuously absent in his. Where McCrary sits, there is the head of the table. A star-gazer and dreamer at times, perhaps, but wherever there is worth, wherever there are men, he will be greeted. And women? Let us quote his justly famous aphorism, " Never put me on guard on a week-end, Huber — I ' m always dragging! " Footb.ill (4); Tr.Kk (4. .1. 2, I); Monogram (2); Maic.r " A " tl); Wrestling (4. 3, 2. 1); Minor " A " (3. 2. 1); Captain of Wrestling (1); A.B. (4, 3, 2, II; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistnl Expert. CLARK LYNN, JR. Washington, D. C. At Large, Illinois " clicky " YOUR fingers have at last turned to the page for which you have been searching and if you were asked, we think you would say that the results of your search are well worth your efforts. What cadet does not know well the smile that is Clark Lynn ' s? Nor the rosy, apple-blossomed cheeks that belie his true age? He gives the appearance of being young, very young, but he isn ' t. His appearance is a result of no worry, for indeed what could worry Clicky? He lives life as it comes and worries neither about the past nor the future. Clicky IS a member of the Cullum Hall gentry, and as such, he wears his heart on his sleeve for all women. They seem to like it, for his popularity is not to be overlooked. He cannot help but to live long in the memories of those who have known him. ; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistnl Expert. RICHARD LEE McKEE Williamsport, Penna. i6th District, Penna. " dick " WITH the initial and continued intention of be- coming a commissioned officer in the Army, Dick has devoted his time to giving to West Point in return for what West Point has given to him. Steady, generous, and sincere, his friendship has been the kind that is appreciated. He is a frequenter of that well-known balcony; it is unnecessary to mention further his activities in re the opposite sex. He stands well up in the Class — this, perhaps, as a result of his sometimes uncontrolled loquacious- ness. He can read a lesson once and know it well and his speed with the slip-stick is proverbial. With this scholarly abiUty, Mac has speciahzed in helping some of his less fortunate classmates over the rough bumps of the Written General Reviews. He is never too busy to help someone else. The strongest testimony of Dick ' s character is his ever-widening circle of friends. , 3, 2); Fishing Club; Chess Club i RALPH DOAK McKINNEY Marlow, Oklahoma 6th District, O ahonia THEY say that there is Indian dormant in him somewhere. It ' s been dormant these four years, in fact, and as far as we can see it will continue to be so. Most of us are tossed uncomfortably about on the seas of circumstance here, but Mack is well ballasted and he remains enviably calm. He is seldom moved; maybe there is nothing to move, or maybe there is something too big to move or to be moved by the good and the bad of the Point. One would be led to gather from this that he is phleg- matic, but he is saved from this boring state by a swell sense of humor. He uses his calmness to good purpose on the Pistol team. He is far more con- scientious in his personal habits than in his studies which may account for the fact that his demos are the fewest in the company. He pipes two things — Oklahoma, and graduation. DONALD GLOVHR McLENNAN Rutfalo, New York 40th District, Hew Torl{ " mac " THIS chubby rascal with the many and varied nicknames— " Chub, " " Mac, " " Donny, " " Aug- L;ie, " etc. — has just as many characteristics. He is by turns studious, ambitious, athletically inclined, or indifferent to all three. But whatever his aim m life — he is overflowing with merriment. He is ever ready for a practical joke and his foul puns have l een the curse of the Corps for the past four years. His imitations of Ben Bernie, Mae West, and par- ticularly Maurice Chevalier are known from Boston to Fort Bragg. A charter member of the " Beef Trust, " " Chub " has done his part to advance the good work of this famous " I " Co. organization. His one fault, which may be attributed to his affiliations with the Beef Trust, IS his epicurean tendency. Mac has an insatiable love for omelet and holds the academy record for omelets consumed at one sitting — six completely garnished with tomato sauce. ROBERT HECTOR McKINNON Lumber Bridge, N. C. 6th District, H- C. " deacon " HEY ' Mac, ' will you do me a favor? " " I sure will. " That reply introduces you to the truest and most likeable associate a person can have. His generous nature is just one of the fine characteristics of Bob McKinnon. Bob ' s pursuit of the Army Blue has been a hard fight, but a winning one. hnbued with a determined and unyielding spirit. Bob not only won a great victory over the Academic De- partment hut won the respect and friendship of all who have come in contact with him. To express his character, his nature, his traits, we look for an adequate means of summing up a voluminous eulogy. We find this in the fact that Bob was " L " Company ' s choice for Honor Repre- sentative; this expression of his integrity speaks for Itself To Bob we wish the greatest success and express the hope that his valuable friendship will endure in the Service as it has endured in the Corps. DENNIS JOHN McMAHON Troy, New York 28th District, }iew Tor}{ " mick " AADEMics started and Dennis J. found himself an " engineer " — for the first two months. He didn ' t like the " branch " and consequently, soon thereafter he came down to where the stalwart sons of ' 34 were — the boys preparing themselves to be " Kings of the Highway. " From then on Mick has lived true to his name, and his four years have been a grand and glorious battle that only a great de- termination and a will to win could endure. To one of the foundation pillars of our class we can do no less than " hats off. " It has been a heavy task to help hold up the class of " 34 for four years, Mick, but to a true fighting heart there are no barriers insurmountable in this world. An Irish heart with plenty of perseverance is bound to win anywhere — our message to you is to keep it up and success will come up to meet you. DONALD A. McPHERON McAlester, Oklahoma Senatorial, O ldhomd " mac " PLEBE Year found Mac concentrating on weightier problems than the monotonous process of keep- ing step. Since then he has been gliding along ac- cepting nobody ' s philosophy but his own. What he did, not in keeping with what the system would teach us, was done m the way of holding himself to his own convictions. He served his punishments too, with never a grumble, knowing that those who " dished It out " were also justified in wanting things to go their way. The only profit in such bargaining was satisfaction, and that seemed fair enough. Thus we saw the plebe throw the pie back to the first classman; the communications officer falling out to become the less responsible assistant truck driver; the First Class Buck uphold his right, through chan- nels, to ride the mule without wearing garters; etc. Our unanimous choice for Regimental Buck, if inde- pendence IS any qualification. ; Pistol Sh.irpshootei 164 WHITE MANLOVE Joplin, Missouri 1 5t ' i District. Missouri BY his wit .iiid ever-ready smile early in Beast Barracks, Bull made himself one of the most popular men in our Class. He has never lost that rating, for he has never lost his smile. His most enviable trait is his general indifference to Academ- ics, yet he is a complete master of any subject. Bull is not an athlete, but this comes from intent rather than from a lack of ability. He decided, after Plebe Lacrosse, that he could better devote his time to " red comforter. " His work has never suffered because of this, however, as he is always ready and more than willing to do his job when the time comes. This quality, coupled with his ability to spec any lesson in a few minutes, has kept Bull from fearing either the Academic or the Tactical Department. And he need never tear for the loss of his many friends throughout the Corps. Vt ROBERT G. MacDONNELL La JoUa, California State of Washington " m.- c " NOTHING brings a man ' s integrity out into the open like four years of trial and triumph at West Point. Nothing we have seen in our class- mates has excelled the qualities Mac has demon- strated for the past four years. Remarkably adept at all things to which his hand or mind has been turned, he has managed by no mean margin to demonstrate his intellectual capacity and ability to the omniscient eye and ear of the Academy. But, not stopping there, he has shown his skill as a leisure-time athlete, in tennis, swim- ming, and squash. All goats hold a wholesome re- spect for him in football. Yet throughout his skillful career, Mac has main- tained a genuine simplicity of manner and a sincere and helping friendship for all associates around him, regardless of " conditions of servitude. " In all, he has given and taken of the best; of the bitter and of the sweet. Corporal (21; Lieutcn.int UJ; Swimming (4J; Engineer Football (2); Representa- tive of Howitzer (2, 1); Fishing Club; Board of Governors, First Class Club; Election Committee (2. 1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. RONALD LeVERNE MARTIN BatesviUe, Indiana 4th District, Indiana " ron " RONALD has the remarkable power to achieve the . purpose he has in view with the minimum amount of visible effort. Never a deadbeat in any sense of the word, he gets more done by his methodical and speedy system than the rest of us can accomplish in our periods of most violent stress. He seems to take everything with a sufficient, but never an undue, amount of seriousness. His more than marked modesty prevents any sign of ostenta- tion. It exists to the extent that we would never know he had achieved the Captaincy of Army ' s Track Team were we not aware of this well known fact. One of the spooniest men in the class, Ron has that commendable appearance in uniform which is the goal of all cadets. His quiet reserve and his never-failing consideration for others make this thoroughly balanced person a charming companion and valued friend. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant ( U, Basketball (4); Track (4. 3. 2, 1) ; Maior " A " (2); Captain of Track (1); A,B.; B.A.; Rifle Marksman; Pistol M.Hrksman. n BROOKE MAURY Charlottesville, Va. 13th District, Mass. " muzzleburst " BROOKE, can you show me how to do this? " That is a question one hears frequently m Brooke ' s room. It may concern a poem, a Math problem, a bit of fortification, or perhaps a rather hard Spic passage to be translated. But Brooke al- ways knows the answers. He is one of the hiviest men in the Corps, and in addition he is one of the best athletes we have. Few men possess the ability to earn an Academy Letter during Plebe Year. As Company Commander, Brooke has piloted " D " Co. through a hectic year. It is rumored that he once thought he would never be a Captain, but he became that ideal army combination — a soldier, an athlete, and a student. Be it never said that Brooke is a file-boner — if he were many classmates would never have graduated, for he has lost many files in aiding others. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1); Swimming (4, 3, 2, 1); Minor " A " (4. 3. 2. 1); Tennis (4), Numerals (4); Captain of Swimming (1); Chess Club (4, 3, 2, 1); President of Chess Club (1); Hundredth Night Crew (4. 3, 2. 1); Coaching (4, 3. 2, I); Cadet Lecture Committee (2. 1); Historian (3); Ring Committee (3, 2); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. 166 LAWRENCE KENT MEADE Mason City, Iowa Iowa J atwnal Guard " larrv " Lvrry ' s name, even during the hectic days of Beast Barracks was a by ' Word among his class- mates. For wasn ' t he the man who placed a loaded gat before an astounded member of the detail upon the inevitable question, " Any firearms, mister? " From that moment we decided that Larry was a man to watch. And now, four years later, we can say that we haven ' t been disappointed. Larry is one of the most versatile men of ' 34. He is an athlete of proved ability, as all soccer and golf fans will agree. Besides these attributes, however, he has never lost sight of the fact that there are other sides to cadet life. Consequently while Stardust has never dimmed his vision, he has had both the academic and social situations well in hand. Larry ' s sense of proportion always keeps him on an even keel and has won him the respect of his classmates. JOHN E. MEAD Washington, D. C. 3rd District, Colorado A BELLIGERENT to the straight-jackct of prescribed Academic courses, therefore, an extra year to ponder over those eventful few tenths lost on a writ during his first Flebe Year. Although John has dared the uncertain state of turnouts, he is en- dowed with an ability to grasp the essentials of a lesson after first call, and a capability of keen analysis. These gifts, however, are usually diverted to pursuits of his own selection. He has knowledge of the worst and the best literature, which con- tributes to his air of tolerance, disdain of everything tainted with narrowness, and indifference to the petty and usually obnoxious ambitions of youth. He has an outlook of equanimity on the many triumphs and failures of cadet life, never being over elated nor deeply depressed. He has an abhorrence of ungenuine overtures, therefore is never guilty of " bootlicking. " His innate talents will rise to great effect in any ende.ivor winning his interest. ARTHUR F. MEIER Chicago, Illinois pth District, Illinois " art " THIS handsome, blond headed giant hit West Point physically with the rest of us; but within a tew days it was evident that he was a couple of jumps ahead in many other respects. He liked doing squads east and west so well that after graduating from tin school he- decided to take all West Point could give. We ' re mighty glad he did. Art is the punniest (if not the funniest) of punsters, the deadest of deadbeaters, and the hungriest man for ice cream that the Corps has seen for years. From the standpoint of lung capacity he should have been adjutant, for few men have awakened the Supe by crawling a plebe in barracks. Seldom is such a versatile athlete found. His crowning athletic achievement is his election to the captaincy of the golf team for ' 34. But he is equally good in Basketball, Hockey and Baseball. Corporal (2); First Serge.int (I Football (2); Basketball (4. 3, . (4); Minor " A " (21; Captain. JOHN WENTWORTH MERRILL Utica, New York 33rd District, Hew Torl{ JOHNNY is the premier danseur ot the Corps — not at CuUum however, for there he resembles noth- ing less than a bull elephant on the warpath. But when the chorus of the Hundredth Night Show begins to practice he is in his element — we can ' t forget the demure bridesmaid with the huge calves in a show a few years back. When the cry goes round the battlements that someone is battering down the drawbridge, the echo comes back — " That ' s only Merrill trying out some new dance steps. " In Academics " The Law " holds his main interest- a not unsubstantial wager is said to be behind the unnatural file boning. Perhaps Johnny ' s most outstanding achievement — a record which will never be broken — was his excursion into zo- ology Second Class Year. He kept a bowl containing those two famous goldfish, Simon and Roscoe, and the turtle. Bunny, on his locker for over six months. Corporal (2); Sergean ; Fencing (4); Hundredth Night (3. LEROY CARL MILLER New York, New York iSth District. Hew York, Here ' s to that heroic figure who returned a week late from furlough without bringing forth the customary notice of " so m.my demerits, so many hours, and so many months confinement. " That in itself was quite an accomplishment, but the means certainly justified the end, for Roy was in his adopted Hawaii, storing away a special brand of sunshine which he salvoes here and there with a probable error of zero. There you have character, comradeship, and a sense of humor, a triad which doesn ' t take every- thing that comes with a smile, but which makes of everything that comes, something to be smiled at — What figuratively immovable body can stand under the assault of the irresistible force of knowing that in the end it ' s going to look back — and smile. The future looks dim, but some day it ' s going to receive the shock of a smile from the other side, and Roy ' s the man who ' ll be smiling. Rifle Marksman. Monogram (3); Boxing {41 .5 JAMES FULLER MILLER, JR. Pocatello, Idaho Idaho Rational Guard " " joe " OH Sammy; " this booming command in the mess hall was the first thing we heard Joe say — long, long ago. Since then we have heard him speak infrequently; but what more can be said than the fact that one word from Joe has been able to change a noisy bedlam into a quiet, orderly com- pany meeting? Here is the man who is respected and admired by all who have had any contact with him. Many times have we seen him haze a classmate with his quick wit; and then disarm the hazee with an elfin grin that defied any punishment whatsoever. The veritable antithesis of a wooden engineer — he is one star man who is naturally hivey. Hence, he reads Einstein, and derived Kepler ' s laws for fun. The man who has lived near Joe can honestly say he has been an inspiration and a God-sent help during this uphill fight for a commission. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Supply Sergeant (I); Rifle (4); Stars (4, Fishing Club; Durante Club; Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. ROBERT BEAUCHAMP MILLER Leavenworth, Kansas i5t District, Kentucky " bob " ON merely meeting Bob Miller one would not immediately realize his vast capabilities and his great reserves. Quiet, unassuming, friendly, he does not strike a casual observer as being the able leader and efficient officer that he is. He has never been too busy to undertake added tasks and he has never given up one, once started, until satisfac- torily and thoroughly complete. Extremely capable, he has always met each new situation as it arose and has never failed to solve the difficulty. Bob belongs to that small and unusual category of men who have given more to West Point than they have taken. His merits become recognized, not by hearing hmi toot his own horn, but by contact with him. A true and unseliish friend and a pleasant companion. In some things Bob is a file-boner, whereas in others he IS very much the opposite. A happy combination ! Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Football (4, 3, 2. 1); Track (2); Hundredth Night Show (4, 3, 2, 1); Color Line Committee (3, 1); Camp Illumination Committee (1); Academic Coach (3, 2, 1); Assistant Editor of Bugle Notes (2); Editor (1). EDWARD WALTER MOORE Richmond, Virginia loth District, Alabama " iggy " UNDER the careful tutorage of thoughtful first classmen who recalled " Chief Moore, " Iggy successfully weathered all trials of Plebe Life. His Yearling Year was a pipe dream of Furlough, dis- turbed slightly by a Tactical disturbance, which characteristically failed to mar his good-natured humor. In fact, Iggy seldom allowed minor diffi- culties such as demos or formations to upset his habitual cheerful outlook on life. Blessed with a natural ability to solve the most intricate of math problems, he has always stayed m the hallowed circle of engineers with the minimum of effort. His room has been a haven for those less fortu- nates seeking academic succor. However, Iggy ' s ability has not been merely confined to scholastic tasks as his basketball and tennis playing has reflected his natural dexterity and adaptness. Cheerfulness and a determination to see a thing through made Iggy popular with the class of " 34. Champion (l); iL 170 e!wf RICHARD RINGO MOORMAN Kirksville, Missouri ist District, Missouri " dick " RICHARD (Dick) Ringo MoornicUi, the biggest . member of the five innocents and a boisterous member of all of " M " Company ' s elite dragging parties, has made the usual dreary life in barracks enjoyable to all those who know him. Often we have seen him squatted on the most fractious of the riding hall horses, without losing that impelling smile which has attracted so many friends. There are only three times when this smile disappears. All three of these are the most serious of his pastimes — studying, smoking, and eating. However, Mr. Moorman has many lighter pas- times than eating. He has often carried his two hundred pound body over the highest high jump on the track, and though he has fought his way through intermurder football and Corps Squad basketball, he has been able to display arts entirely out of pro- portion to his size on the floors of CuUum Hall. ctmg Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Football (4); Basketball (3. 2. 1 ); Vlajor " A " (2); Track (4, 3. 2. I); Major " A " (3. 2). Numerals (4); Fishing FRANK WILLOUGHBY MOORMAN Washington, D. C. At large " willie " STARTING life among Taft ' s " Little Brown Brothers, " Willie first came before the public when he took tirst place in the competition for Presidential appointments. It took three years and a special writ by P. Carter in Astronomy to live this down and convince the skeptics that he was not destined to live among the stars. Willie got his A.B. early Plebe Year, and tiring of Academics and Form 1 fame he turned his talents to the field of verse and professional research. No Pointer is com- plete without his verse. If that Astronomy writ had been a little harder. West Point might have hatched another Poe. Away from the respectful gaze of an admiring public, beneath an exterior of calm reserve, he is the kind of man one likes to count a friend, and though the table in his room is worn from supporting up- ended heels, when there ' s a job to do, it ' s done, and done well. ; Pointer Staff (1); Ring C. LAWSON S. MOSELEY Savannah, Georgia nth District, Georgia " colonel " IT would be easy to fill this whole space telling what a good fellow Colonel is. However, look at the place of his origin, analyze his sobriquet — " The Little Colonel, " and what do you see? A young Southern gentleman of the old school; a man of fiery temper; a man honest to the core, with a rapid fire brain and a fine perception of life. And — a natural hand with horses and women. He is gen- erous to a fault — kept his wife in skags for four years — and he is efficient beyond a fault. His crushing headlock and his biting sarcasm well make up for his diminutive stature. He can give it and he can take it. This Colonel has been proud to wear the Gray, and he is the type of man who makes others proud to wear it with him. He ' s a dog-goned good cadet, is the Colonel. ); Lacrosse (4); Fishing Club; Rifle Sharp- ALBERT PATTERSON MOSSMAN Garden City, New York At Large " p.- t " HERE IS a man whom few people really know. For four years he has followed the age-old maxim, " speak when spoken to, " and even then his words have been few and well chosen. His friends have found him loyal and his superiors have found him tactful, efficient, and confident of his ability to do his work. Give him something to do, and he will do it well, whether the work be important or trivial. His faculty of giving minute attention to every detail presages the man who will succeed. Under his easy-going, cheerful exterior is hidden the serious determination to get ahead. Pat was reared in the Old Army and knows its traditions. He has absorbed the precepts of the New Army and knows what is expected of him. May he combine the traditions of the old and the prospects of the new and lead on until his work is done. ; Swimming (4); Track (3); Rifle Sharpshoorei f SJb WILSON H. NEAL Rochester, N. H. ist District, K H. " blimp " IN our midst we have the thinker the lad prone to ponder on the deeper subtiHties of life while those around him are frivolous and gay. Blimp, as he has been so pointlessly dubbed, is a philosophical experimenter. He is subject to whims in which he reads exhaustively on one subject only to change suddenly to another. Claret and cross country, government and golf, raiment and Rasputin, have all had their day of research and vanished yet not vanished. The accumulated knowledge of these brief moments must assuredly have left some residue of information on the varied and diverse subjects. Behold a remarkably well informed man developed among us unheralded because of his distaste for ostentatious display of his knowledge. Silence is golden, ' tis said, and a heart of gold is an incomparable virtue. From these we see the wealth that exists just beneath the surface of one Willie Neal who so assiduously hides all in himself that might glitter. WILLIAM JOSEPH MULLEN, JR. Brooklyn, New York 5th District, ?iew Tor}{ " bill " BEING a good mixer with always a friendly greet- ing for everyone, this Irishman has become well known and well liked by every one at the Academy. Even after the Tactical Department decided that he was a bit wild during his Yearling Year and repri- manded him to the tune of " six months, " he was rarely able to be found in a bad humor. His football activities were cut short by an injury received in the last play of the last practice of the season. Bill ' s friendship is a rare quality that is open only to a select few, but if you are once able to acquire it, you may rest assured that you will always have it. If you are lucky enough to be placed in this category, there is nothing he will not do for you, no matter what the inconvenience is to himself. JACK JEROME NEELY Washington, D. C Indidiui } atiomil Guard ' " schatzie " ScHATZiE IS one of those really popular nien of the Corps. However, this position of eminence has not resulted from any operations in the field of the snake; albeit he has all the necessary attributes of one. He has an unfailing sense of humor and a will that assures him of getting everything that he de- cides he really wants. One claim to fame has been carved out by his abilities on athletic field and court. He plays soccer and basketball and excels in both of them. Jack is one of those evenly balanced individuals that is found only too seldom. Since he has been thrown in this peculiar cadet environment he has avoided the two snares that catch so many — excessive file boning on the one hand and indiffer- ence on the other. This fact is known and appre- ciated and it helps to explain why he has so many friends throughout the Corps. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1), Numerals (4); Minor " A " (3. 2. 1); Captain (1); Basketball (4, 3. 2. 1); Numerals (4) ; Monogram (3);Major " A " (2. 1); Track (4, 3,2); Fishing Club; Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Expert. HENRY NEILSON Chilkoot Barracks, Alaska Territory of Aks d " hank " FROM the icy wilderness and vast expanse of Alaska come men of iron with steel hearts and stomachs to match. But Hank ' s heart is of gold. Look at his picture and remember him — cheerful, from his self-reliance; quiet and reserved after varied experiences; an avoider of futile argument; and last of all, deeply interested in West Point and the Corps. His keen sense of humor always re- sponds to the practical grinds of his tormenting classmates. As first sergeant, he never failed to sacrifice his own interests for those of his fellow men. With his experience on the goat team as tackle, his enthusiasm, and his heady generalship, he coached the " A " Company intra-mural football team to the Corps championship. Hank came to West Point more mature than most of us and remains so. As he leaves, we feel deeply the true high value of his friendship. 174 rfewr - w H.I FRANK CARTER NORVELL ii ' itli Disina. Ml, IN years, but in ye.irs alone, can I ' V.mk be con- sidered as one of the juvenile members of " 34. " It IS true that he will long be remembered by some for his pleasing smile and debonair disposition but to those of us who really know the man, he is wise beyond his years. He knows when to be serious, and when to be gay. This quality alone demands acclaim, but it stands not alone, for it is surrounded by many other worthy characteristics. Like a true son of the Army, he t.ikes life as it comes. Born m the Army, brought up in the Army, and destined to life and death in the Army, h.is been Frank ' s lot in life. He asks for nothing more. To the future he looks with nothing but optimism. The Army is Frank- -Frank is the Army. May perpetual light shine upon them. ; Rifle SharpshcK:iter; Pistol ] I WILLIAM FREDERICK NORTHAM Columbia City, Indiana Honor School " moon " BILL Northam, commonly known as Moon, is an odd and attractive combination of mule-like stubbornness, great gentleness, complete irrationality and a goodly amount of intelligence. He will do anything under the sun to help a friend. Not an outstanding star at any game, his sportsmanship and fight make him good beyond the average in any sport he tries, and pleasant far beyond the average to play against. Engineering, and even Ordnance, somehow left him cold, but start a conversation on politics or bridge, on literature or philosophy, and you will need your wits to keep up with him. Bill is an epicurean of the first water and when he isn ' t eating he is thinking about eating. His nick- name indicates his success in attacks upon the local mess, and the cheerfulness of the gourmet is his. It is rumored that he even knows the wines that go with every course of a me.il. Corporal (2); Sergeant (I); Cross Country (3, 2, I); Minor A (3. 2); Track (4, 3. 2. I); Basketball (4, 3. 2, 1), Numerals (4); Monogram (2); Captain of Cross Country (I); Choir (4. 3, 2, 1); Sports Editor of Howitser (1), Pointer (I). EDWARD MESSMORE O ' CONNELL New York, New York 13 th District, J ew Tor ( " o ' kie " IF friendship is more valuable than gold, few peo- ple are richer than is O ' Kie. Because of his ability to make friends, he is well known and liked through- out the Corps. His splendid personality and gener- ous, sincere nature have won for him a large number of friends. But popularity is not O ' Kie ' s only outstanding characteristic. His keen interest in sports occupies a great part of his time. His election as co-captain of the tennis team is significant as an indication of what his team-mates think of his ability. O ' Kie is a man to whom life will always be kind. His keen wit and pleasing personality will never fail him, but will always assure him of a warm place in the hearts of his friends. His abilities and integrity will assure him of a position of respect in whatever line of endeavor he chooses. What more can be said of any man? JAMES O ' HARA Washington, D. C. Senatonal, Mmnesota JIM O ' Hara started to grin when he put his suit- case rather abruptly on the stoop of Barracks for the first time — and it ' s dollars to doughnuts that he ' ll be grinning when he shakes hands with that much looked -forward-to gentleman who will hand us our diplomas in June. The reception of that little slip will be the result of more actual hard digging and intensive labor here than is the lot of most of us. Yearling writs and counter-writs advanced Jim ' s taps quite a bit later than the regulations do prescribe, and the after- noons and every other available instant of the day has seen his standing pushed and pulled — yes — but still ahead of " them, " and now victorious. Jim has found it necessary to leave athletics more or less alone, because he has needed his spare time for more important work. But he is not a book-worm for all that. Genial, jovial, possessing a happy natural humor, well-liked by runt and flanker both — well — that ' s Jim. Goat Football; A.B.; Fishing Club; RiOt Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. 176 PETER SAMUEL PECA B.it.ivia, New York igt i District, j ew Tor ( " pete " OCCASIONALLY cdch of US has the ood fortune of knowing a person who is able to make our hves more happy and cheerful simply through associa- tion. This wonderful attribute has been evidenced time and again in Pete during our four years with him, and it is our good fortune to know him. Along with the gift of a gentle disposition, a generous flite has decreed that Pete be an athlete of no mean ability. He is good in nearly ail the popular sports and excels in boxing and gymnastics. Notwithstanding his prowess in athletics, Pete still has time to study. He is one of those amazing individuals who seems to acquire knowledge with- out half trying. The subjects of his investigations are varied and many. Pete has been a loyal classmate -and our fare- well to him on Graduation Day will be one of our chief causes for sadness. • Nashi: THOMAS ALMON O ' NEIL N. H. Senatorial, K H. " tom " THE soldier poet, Rudyard Kipling, must have had in mind a man like Tom O ' Neil when he wrote his famous criterion of a man, " If. " For here is a smiling Irishman who can keep his head when on the gridiron or in the turn-out room; who fills each minute with full sixty-second runs, be he on the hockey rink or the baseball diamond; who, though wearing four stripes, has never lost the common touch; who, night after night, has forced tired nerves and sinews to serve him long after taps has gone, studying in the dim light of the halls. So genuinely modest and unaffected he is, that few of us realize the obstacles he has overcome; so likable and winning are his ways, that all of us are happy in his success. To describe Tom with superlatives is inadequate. To do more is to say " He ' s a man. " ; Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1); Baseball (4. 3, 2. 1); Major " Army WILLIAM S. PENN, JR. Clayton, North Carolina " little caesar " LITTLE Caesar, after four long years at West J Point, is still firmly convinced that the Sunny South is the place for him. He is a true native of North Carolina. His is the mixed temperament, alternately high-spirited and low-spirited, but his moods are always expressed by his actions. If he is griped, everyone knows it; he leaves nothing to the imagination. To praise Caesar in the conventional biographical manner would cause him to gnaw his knuckles and heap curses on the author ' s head. This is indeed a true expression of the type of man he is, for usually not even the Tacs can arouse more than momentary outbursts of righteous indignation. So Little Caesar, in spite of his place in the Catho- lic Choir, has never been heard to sing his own praises, nor does he desire that others sing them. His philosophy dictates that a man shall be known for what he does. Pistol (5, 2, 1); Catholic Choii (4, 3, 2, TRAVIS LUDWELL PETTY East Greenwich, R. I. Senatorial, R. I. " trav " TRAVIS made his debut to fame by breaking his leg while wrestling before the Superintendent and the Board of Visitors. E ' er an opportunist, he capitalized on this good fortune to the extent of a long stay in the Hospital, rounded off with a month sick leave during Yearhng Summer Camp. On re- turn from Furlough, Travis set to work to regain the many files lost during Plebe Year. No throats were cut, but he went places. Academics never worried him and a max was his usual grade. Con- sequently we saw him among the stars, although he never wore them. Perhaps the rarified atmosphere of the first section has been a factor in his boning the Air Corps. A Hop without Trav ' s beaming face is not com- plete. Would Travis spoil an evening — not he! He goes to all the Hops — well, most all. Besides danc- ing, his favorite pastime is golf, and when these two do not conflict his life is a bed of red comforters. " March off your sections! I ! " Setgeant (1); Hockey (4, 3); Golf (3, 2); Monogram (2); Fishing Club 178 MATHEW VALOIS Pt THIER Gloucester, Mass. (nh District, Mdss. TODAY we live and since the iikhtow is yet to come, why worry about it? " sums up pretty well how Val feels about life. Even the most strenuous day in Beast Barracks did not destroy his sense of humor, for to Val it was just another necessary evil towards winning his one goal in life — a commission in the Army. Academics never bothered him, for each evening found him curled up in his chair with more important literature before him than textbooks could offer. However, even literature side-stepped to permit him to satisfy his love for music, even the heaviest symphony bring- ing forth a contented smile of appreciation. Never- theless, under that passive exterior lies a personality that is capable of exerting strength to face the bitterest struggle, or of extending an understanding sympathy to those who suffer. May we never lose his steadfast and loyal friendship. ; Engineer Football: M JOSEPH S. PIRAM Billings, Montana Settatorial, Montana " joe " JOE comes to us from the sunny hills of Montana, and if you don ' t believe they ' re sunny — just ask Joe. He has a beam of sunshine for everyone, and his smile radiates friendship from reveille till taps. Joe entered the Academy knowing little of its hardships; but if Plebe Year was a bit hard, it only set his jaw more firmly and wrought out a determi- nation to win. Never content with a half-measure, in everything he undertook, he has that faculty of " stick-to-it-tive-ness " that has kept him well on the top. He stuck with the boxing squad four years, and they chose him for their manager. " The gang " be- longs to him, and every one of them would sweat their last ounce for " Little Joe. " His smile and sincerity have won the hearts of his comrades, and they -comrades included- will stand behind him in future life. tmi4 it ' =■■ ARTHUR B. PROCTOR St. Louis, Missouri Senatorial, Missouri " art " WE may say at the outset that Art has filled a particular role among us — that of a pro- gressive patriot. He has the knack of endeavoring whole-heartedly, but with entire disinterest, for anything he enters. Here appears definitely the goal toward which Art always strives. No matter in what field he interests himself, he seems to ac- complish his purpose with unrestrained effort and a commanding gesture which is somewhat the envy of us all. It IS difficult to single out any one sport at which Art IS most adept, but his love for polo and horsemanship makes us associate these with him. To place mild emphasis on his loyalty and generosity to friends and ideals would certainly be an injustice. More than this, a plentitude of affectionate recogni- tion of character m others makes Art tower as a gentleman, attractively ingratiating, yet stubbornly sincere in accomplishing a definite end. R. JUDSON REEVES Washington, D. C. Senatorial, Tennessee " jud " PEOPLE down Washington way played a queer game with leather thonged sticks and rubber balls, and Jud seized this solitary similarity between old USMA and his past life to which to devote his attention. Result — one excellent runt lacrosser, which is harder to find in the Second Batt than cherry blossoms behind the Mess Hall. But you can ' t work Math or Juice problems as well with a lacrosse stick as you can with a slip- stick, so old " Spec-a-Problem " Reeves had to hedge-hop his way over bushy barriers of writs. Such proficiency in hedge-hopping naturally qualified him for the social subdivision of that fine art and he wore the sash and stuck out the cold clammy as a hop manager. If they ever build them better and shorter. Reeves would like to see them. So would we — for no bigger " little man " ever scampered about the area and halls of the hotel or asked us in to hear his radio. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Lacrosse (4, 3. 2, 1); Major " ' A " (3, 2, 1); Navy Star; Gymnastics (4); Soccer (4), Numerals; Cadet Choir (4, 3.2.1); Hop Manager (3, 2, 1); Class Secretary (3, 2); Rifle Marksman. CHARLES REA REVIE Harrishuri , Penii.i. Pcniui. dtumal Guard THIS Pennsylvania Dutchman is hard but just. He has a very well-defined sense of duty .md never wanes in his performance of it. To the piehes, he IS undoubtedly the sternest man in the company ; to the upperclassmen, he ' s a fine friend. Charley finds his chief source of pleasure in help- ing others. As far as official activities are concerned, his record speaks for itself. However, it doesn ' t mention the numerous ways in which he has helped the men of the Corps without their knowing about it. In addition he has found time to help many men who have encountered academic difficulties. He will be remembered by his classmates for the ease with which he achieved his high academic standing. However, his closest friends will prefer to remember him for his ready wit and cheerful personality. Perhaps he ' s not perfect, but he does possess the attributes of a good man. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Football (4); Lacrosse (4); Rifle (4, 3, 2); Hundredth Night Scenery (4. 3, 2. 1); Camp Illumination (4. 3. 1); Pointer (4. 3. 2); Howteer (1); Graduation Hop Committee (3, 2); Color Line Cximmittee (3, 1); Chrisrmas Card Committee (I); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. WALTER JACKSON RENFROE, JR. Saint Augustine, Florida Honor School ' " m.- jor " UNDER the handicap of a notable preparatory school reputation which preceded him by sev- eral days, Renfroe began the long struggle. Every day since then he has been bouncing out of bed at first call for reveille, quite a feat in itself. Even in Beast Barracks he bore a look and acted in a manner which portended Batt. Commander, and we know now that he did not belie his looks or actions. His reputation as a cadet exceeded that which had pre- ceded him. Equipped with a mental attitude toward life which calls for a high sense of duty and constant industry, it is little wonder that he has succeeded so remarkably. No member of the Corps will question his high sense of duty, and nobody familiar with his daily life can ever accuse him of any indifference, however slight. Nothing in cadet life ever threw him out of phase or found him wanting for solution. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Battalion Commander (1); Swimming (4); Howitier Stair (1); Christmas Card Committee (1); RiOe Sharpshooter; Pistol JOHN B. RICHARDSON, JR. Baltimore, Maryland 5th District, Horth Carolina As a member of an old Army family, B.J. came . to West Point with a tradition to uphold. That tradition was to possess the anchor. Over- zealousness caused him to lose hold of it once but not for long. He came back with a vengeance and got such a grasp on it that it has been tucked away ever since. In Academics, B.J. often felt this old anchor pulling him under, but not so in things of a military nature. On the First Class Beast Detail B.J. showed us what he really could do. We will never forget the way in which he drilled the plebes under that boil- ing summer sun. The plebes won ' t forget it either. " High Port; Cross Over! " must still ring in their ears. Strongly imbued with the spirit of the Army, he has always been a true West Pointer. He has been the bane of existence to the plebes, but we will re- member him as a loyal friend of every upperclass- man. Sergeant (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. rt OLIVER PRESCOTT ROBINSON, JR. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas At Large " roby " WEST Point ' s man of thunder takes the floor! The stupendous applause is a mere inter- ruption in the natural course of events to our orator ' soldier, our author-wit, our philosopher- bard. He allows the dead silence to coagulate, then — a Herculean voice booms out across that acrid vastness and words of wisdom, saturated with wit, cleave the heavy air. Like waves of an infinite sea falling on a moonlit shore, gems of thought and brilliant phrases roll over an enlightened Corps. Here is a man who strides the public rostrum with the ease that he walks a tour; who speaks with the grace that only a last-section man can conjure. Still, while the beauty of affection ever cheers his roof, those dwelling with him will feel the force of his constitution in doings of the day, even better than it can be measured by his public or designed display. $:f jsf ofPointer (1); Class Historian (2, 1); WILLIAM L. ROCKERS Rock Rapids, Iowa ( Jt i District, Iowa " buck " " IOWA is responsible for Buck. That doesn ' t prove anything against the state, though. If you know Rogers, you know that he is a good file, takes inter- est m everything, is a snake of no mean ability, and is a first class guard house lawyer. Studying? Only the minimum time possible should be spent. He prefers to read, write letters, sleep, or take part in some activity. It ' s hard to see how he ranks high, but he does. For light pastime he chooses debate. He will argue with anybody at any time on any subject and let them take either side. He usually wins, too, which doesn ' t help much. In .iddition, Buck likes a good story. He ' ll tell you a story about anything. You listen, marvel, and believe or not as you choose. Lots of power to you, Buck. You should do right well by yourself in coming years. Acting Corporal (3);Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Track (4, 3. 2), Numerals (4); Cadet Orchestra (4. 3, 2, 1); Hundredth Night Show (4. 3. 2); Pointer (4, 3, 2); Song Leader (1); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Hop Committee (4, 3, 2, 1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. THOMAS DeFORTH ROGERS Devils Lake, North Dakota Aryny " tom " THIS wearer of those coveted insignia, stars, set forth from his native village m North Dakota to seek his fortune in fairy story fashion. Tom just couldn ' t get along without getting a taste of good old Uncle Sam ' s hash, consequently he came to us via the Army. Having stood number one in the competitive examinations in the country, he has con- tinued his splendid work here for four years — not only " maxing " everything that came along, but pulling the goats along as well. Altruism being one of his chief traits, he has never hesitated to help those who were in academic distress. The honor of the Corps — the subject nearest every cadet heart — IS entrusted to such men as Tom, for he serves as Chairman of our Honor Committee. We respect him, we are proud to have him for a classmate, and still more we cherish the thought of his being a brother officer. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); First Sergeant (1); Academic Coach (4. 3, 1); Stars (4. 3. 2); Gymnastics (4); Chairman. Honor Committee (1); Ril Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. 183 r », «r.---n-«v -;=f. t ' " i»KK ' P:«, ' T-J-,l. 3 EDWIN RUSTEBERG Brownsville, Texas i5tli District, Texas " rusty " ALL of US have read books in which the hero has longed for death to be freed from the cares of a troublesome world. Rusty we believe has no such longings — certainly not for the conventional pur- pose usually advanced. However, we venture to say that Rusty wouldn ' t be the least happy under the blooming daffodils — he would always be lying down. He is ever the strongest exponent of that wonderful combination, a Q.M. bed with a well worn red comforter — in fact it is said he advocated crossed bedposts for the class crest. Even so we be- lieve he IS still far from attaining sufficient rest. When Rusty picks up his wampum, lays aside the peace pipe, and daubs on a bit of war paint (Vase- line Hair Tonic), things are bound to happen. His week-ends are masterpieces and will long be re- membered by those who traveled in the wake of the Texas Tornado. Let any man who disputes these remarks journey to the 19th Division and attempt to quell a Friday night not. Sergeant (1); Rifle Sharpshwiter. .J] DAVID BELMONT RUTH Bristol, Virginia Army " dusty " RUTH, the gentleman from the Sunny South, and one of the best on the red comforter squad, has managed to survive the trials and hardships of West Point without the least concern. He does nothing in a hurry because he never finds it necessary. He has his own set principles of right and wrong and will stick by them no matter who begs to differ, or what the odds. The Tacs failed to recognize Dusty ' s worth, hence the clean sleeve; but this was compensated for by the Academic Departments, who found Ruth eligible for many first sections. Dusty is not a file- boner — far from it — but his knack of studying in his sleep has brought results. To gaze at Dusty ' s red hair one would think he had a fiery temper, but this is not so; his good humor and generosity have won him many friends m the Corps. Fishina Club; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol ' Vftai ROBERT H. SANDERS Longview, Mississippi i r District, Mississippi " hob " COMING from a land where hut to smile amusedly is to invite steel. Bob has successfully curbed a fire that, indigenous to the Sanders, runs through Mississippi history burning the fingers of the offenders. In Bob, occasionally the blood has mounted to avenge, but his mind, stronger than wrath, has nullified matters with a clever aposiope- sis. And as quickly as runs the Southern blood to wrath, so does it flow to love — a path from the cardiac which Bob has allowed to remain unob- structed. Is it true that love is a thing experience doesn ' t improve? Other opinions to the contrary notwithstanding. Bob firmly believes that it does. He seems to take more delight in each new in- amorata, and oft when visitors come in before breakfast they find him leaning on his broom, staring in a dream at an unswept floor where to his southern eyes looms a face and lips that smile and beg for Bob. Who IS she? Oh, just anyone. W ' l HORACE LAKE SANDERS Milwaukee, Wis. Wisconsin Hational Guard " sandy " ONE hot July day, we double-timed into plebe life and came face to face for the first time with the renowned bald pate of the equally renowned " Sergeant Buckley, of the Horse Marines. " The Sergeant brought with him all of the knowledge, as well as all the pranks, known to the Wisconsin National Guard. For four years Sandy has had a hand in every bit of the horseplay pulled in " I " Co. — He ' sa worthy member of the " I " Co. clique. But Sandy has his serious side — he ' s as fine a military leader as one can find in the Corps. But still a more serious side of his life is — women! Sandy is the " I " Co. contribution to that long line of Cullum Hall " Snakes. " He is the biggest boon m the Corps to the man with the " last minute blind drag. " He drags them all - and they love it! But so does he. ,cutenant(l); Track {4, 5); Ring Committee m M Mki ' :-:4 cimTmj isis ii ' si- j»iSii CHARLES WARREN SCHNABEL Pittsburgh, Penna. 3 -jth District, Penna. " bumps ' " THE " Walloping Wolunteer " " from Pennsylvania. Our impeccable P.D. shook the coal dust from his golden locks and made his way across the moun- tains to follow the profession of his ancestors. Here, instead of becoming one of those fire-eating war- riors, the Dutchman is known to all of us as an inimitable wit, who pulls puns (and damn poor ones, too) at every opportunity, is an excellent student, and a man the T.D. seldom passes by at the customary inspection before entraining. A preponderance of nicknames includes " Sleepy, " which adequately explains the personal attention at aforesaid inspection, because our Dutchman par- taketh not of the festive juice. Launching on an athletic career while here, he found that a cross between a fencer and a diver makes a good inter- murder polo player. Now one can go down to the Riding Hall almost anytime and find Bumps exert- ing his personality on the horses, or vice versa. Acting Corporal (3 TennTs(3.2. D.M, Club; R.fle Marks ; Corporal (2) ;L JONATHAN OWEN SEAMAN Washington, D. C. 21st District, Illinois " jack " JACK is the genuine combination of an idealistic dreamer and a practical realist. His warmth and forcefulness are, however, more evident than the concept of this curious amalgamation would imply. His return to " L " company as company commander after a short summer with " H " company caused enthusiasm throughout the North Batt. and genuine regret among the runts whose admiration, respect, and affection he had won. He has that true quality of leadership with which it is a pleasure to co- operate. An innate sincerity, a charming social grace, a sense of humor, and that ability to inspire the greatest trust, make for Jack strong and stead- fast friends. His insight and fine, but not too obvious, sense of discrimination add weight to his wisdom and judgment. Jack can always use his in- herent ability to apply himself to any task. These, along with his broad intelligence and tolerance, round out his admirable character. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1); Fencing (4, 3. (4); Academic Coach (3,2); Howitzer (2, 1); Pointer (3, 2), Asso Fishing Club; Stars (4); Ride Marksman; Pistol Marksman. urn fi,:: I ejcelbi LEO WILLIAM HENRY SHAUCHNES8EY Wohui-n, Mass. Se.uiiorui , Mass. To the men of " 34, Shag is synonymous to genial solidity. There ' s humor in his wide mouthed smile. There is solidity in the very robust, broad- beamed frame of his. His direct, straightforward simplicity has navigated the unchartered seas of cadet life with an ease that bespeaks inner deter- mination. Shag has been the man behind the scenes in so many cadet activities that it is useless to number them. Suffice it to say that Hundredth Night Shows, Camp Illuminations, and Color Lines were conceived to the din of hammering, sawing, joining and painting by that Master of Carpenters. Shag ' s cadet life has been composed of a round of activities, with unmentioned periods of " Without Stirrups. " No one liner could be found in the class of ' 34, and Shag will always ride in their hearts as a staunch companion. Corporal (2); Battalion Sergeant Major (1); Football (4, 3, 2); Catholic Chapel Choir (4. 3); Sunday School Teacher (2); Acolyte (1); Camp Illumination Committee (3, 1); Color Line Committee (3, 1); Cadet Orchestra Business Manager (1); Hundredth Night Show Stage Crew (4); Department Head (3, 2); Stage Man.iger (U; Fishing Club; Rifle Marksman. HENRY A. SEBASTIAN Sherman, Te.xas 4th District, Texas " dutch " DUTCH must have been enthralled by martial music to cause him to venture from the plains of Texas to the cradle of Mars ' foster sons. A fighting man he has proved to be, whether giving it to John Harvard or taking it from the T. D. Some- time, we seem to remember, he was King of the Birds for nine months. And like most fighting men, he has a heart as large and soft as a melon — he even loves our Riding Hall nags. His classmates insist on a large share of that heart, although fair members of the reputedly weaker sex have had a fling at it. Dutch has never given up hope for a diploma. His set-backs have only increased his will to win, and so, they have won him a place in all our memories; a biography in the Howitzer will never be needed to recall Dutch Sebastian. (4) ; Major " A " (3, U; Track (4, : JACK EDWARD SHUCK Casper, Wyoming Senatorial, Wyoming OUT of the West, the prairies of Wyoming gave us Jack Shuck. Not as his pioneer forefathers did he enter the Academy, conquering and taming all in his path, but rather meekly submitting to the discipline of Beast Barracks. Beneath the surface of this quiet unassuming man, we soon found a strong will, a hearty cheerfulness, a sterling character, and a little of that stubbornness which never admits defeat. He is one of those little acclaimed men who toil silently and steadily, never asking for glory, but always doing his tasks in a way that does him credit. He is not one of those fortunate enough to be born with all of the knowledge in the world, but he has worked unceasingly with a rare gift for plugging that has kept him always near the top in Academics. A hard worker in everything he attempts and a loyal friend whom we are proud to call our own. RICHARD M. SIEG Kenton, Ohio 8th District, Ohio " dick " THIS is not a letter of recommendation for Dick Sieg, for if he ever needs a job he will be able to get it for himself. However, should you need a man with an analytical brain, rapid, tireless, and ac- curate as the proverbial slide rule, I recommend our friend Sieg. Dick ranks high in the class and would have worn stars had he devoted time to personal study that he gave to tutoring others less gifted than himself. The Good Samaritan was an unusual figure even in the Holy Bible; Dick Sieg, the good Samaritan of " F " Co. is, likewise, an outstanding man in our outfit. His keen brain and good heart, coupled with his able wit, accurate decisions, and great tolerance, form the basis of a superb character; and " when the foundation is solid, the structure will stand true. " ; Coaching (3. 2. 1); Rifle Expert; Pijtnl 188 CURTIS DELANO SLUMAN Portl.md, Oregon }rd District, Oregon " curt " CURT was one of those stones that rolled and gathered moss in spite of it. And as long as there was someone to listen to his theories and to the exciting details of life in Oregon, he was con- tent to roll and to gather anywhere. His reputation as a promising economist was greatly enhanced even as far back as Plebe Year by his ability to manipulate his purchase of one bit of fiction so that he was fur- nished with practically every current publication. His inherent abiUty to spec kept him constantly well up among the first sections, and only once did his faith in books cause his downfall. Although he knew every rule of contract bridge, his score re- fused to climb. Therein lies a story, but seek it not. Through the four years he kept a superior record in " Dis " and Academics, but his real accomplishment at the Academy was his successful managing of a winning cross-country team First Class Year. CLIFFORD G. SIMENSON Valley City, N. D. 12th District, K D. " dede " DEDE IS a man with the face of a Sunday-school teacher spoiled by a devilish glint in his eyes. These characteristics topped by his persistent easy- going grin made him a popular classmate among the men of ' 34. Simenson is not an overly ambitious individual. He just takes things as they come, but yet manages to take everything worthwhile taking. He was on the Pointer Staff when it was his advantage to be there. His major stronghold was the athletic field where he played lacrosse, soccer, and hockey; and in these sports he won enough athletic insignia to fill up his sweaters and an " A " book. The Tactical Department realized his ability to handle men and gave him chevrons which he later lost in the pursuit of happiness. This did not cause him to become in- different, however, so he graduates still as spoony and as fun-loving as anyone. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Supply Sergeant (1); Lie Jtenant (1); Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1), Numerals (4); M.ijor " A " (1); Ho;key (4, 3. 2, 1); Mo.iogram (3); Minor ' ' A " (2, 1); Soccer (3. 2); Busted Ar.stocr.« (1); Pointer (4); Sunday School Teacher (2, 1); Baird of Governors, First Class Club (1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Expert. h DALE ORVILLE SMITH Reno, Nevada Seyiatorial, Hevada " smitty " THE outstanding man of the class, to whom even the tallest of the flankers have had to look up. From the day he ducked to enter the East Sally-port, his 6 ' -6 " have made him a marked man. It is signifi- cant that as a marked man he has left his mark upon West Point. Smitty has taken his fo ur years at the Academy in stride. If you have seen him on the track you will know that his is a long, effortless stride. This stride is characteristic — he gets to his objective and he gets there with the minimum amount of effort — not that he doesn ' t work hard, but life holds so many interesting things for him that his time for one activity is limited. To enumerate his attributes is to exhaust this space; however, one tribute must be paid — he ' s a real pal to all his classmates in particular and cer- tainly to the whole Corps in general. Corporal (2); Sergeant (l);Fcx)tball (4, 3, 1); Boxing (4. 2, 1); Track (4. 3.2. 1 Numerals (4); Monogram (2); Basketball (3); Choir (4. 3); Rifle Sharpshoote Pistol Expert. RICHARD A. SMITH Dubuque, Iowa }rd District, loiva " dick " Smitty " couldn ' t be bothered with the com- moner things in a four-year course such as Engineering, Chemistry, " Spic, " and History. How- ever, when we started into military subjects, he be- came exceedingly eager for new knowledge, draw- ing it from his instructors with his " May I ask a question, sir? " Rope-climbing and hurdling con- stituted the athletic side, a hop a month for the romantic side, enough studying to be able to take advantage of all his leaves; a little reading, not too much red comforter — all these went together to make his daily life at West Point well balanced. Dick always makes up his mind before he acts, but he does it quickly. He is not one to waste time debating a question, but makes a prompt decision and as promptly carries it out. We may not agree with him always, but we must admire him for doing it. JOHN FARNSWORTH SMOLLER Atlantic, Iowa gtli District, lotca ' " .lEll " ' INNOCENCE IS Said to be bliss, and John is one of the happiest automatons ever to wear the gray. His nice blue eyes expressed doubt and wonder at the tremendous impressiveness of it all throughout a chaotic Plebe Year. Four years under the wing of a remarkable wife produced that gem of gems, an " A " Co. Captain. Among his accomplishments are a pair of tremendous lower legs, a voracious appe- tite, a liking for slow dance rhythms, and the memory of a dictaphone. Notice what an all-around development is here e.xemplitied ! John ' s favorite sport is riding; you see, he pos- sesses the natural advantages of compressed knees and thighs, which, he ' s been told, make for a sound seat. Nevertheless, I ' ve seen him policed by an arm- chair. He enjoys clean jokes, always shines his equipment, and expresses the devil in him by wear- ing his cap on the left side of his head. Conscien- tious, prudent, and conservative — but likable. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain (1); Foothill (4. 3, 2, 1); Monogram; Boxing (4); Track (4, 3, 2. 1); Major " A " ; Fishing Club; Honor Committee (1), Secretary, Honor Committee; Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. STILSON H. SMITH, JR. Hyannis, Mass. i6th District, Mass. " smitty " A to the manner of approaching his task, man could be rightly assigned to one of three com- prehensive yet discernible categories. There is the chronic toiler; the erratic performer; and lastly, the balanced doer. The first usually acquires material wealth and usually succumbs in utter spiritual wantonness. The second is an actor whose destiny is as uncertain as the irregularity of his exploits. The third is consistent m his work but also insistent on a time of spiritual indulgence. Stilson is a alanced doer. H e analyzes, evaluates and finally remedies the confronting problem. But, in so doing, he is ever armed against the risk of becoming dis- proportionately distracted. He moves deliberately but not blindly. He works earnestly but not fanatically. The pages of his cadet record gently reflect the quality of his attitude. While he has more files in front than in rear of him, he has not misdirected his efforts, nor has he ever given evidence of any obnoxious file-boning. Sergeant (1); Cxjlor Line (1); Ritlc Marksman. At Large CRAIG SMYSER San Antonio, Texas " tex " Ag Army child and a tin school product, " Texie " adapted himself to cadet life as easily as to the water and the tennis courts. His habit of doing every task to the best of his ability made him an immediate success. With a ready wit and a dynamic personality, this big, blonde Texan is the friend of all and the enemy of none. Texie is just as much at home in the Roosevelt Grill as on the athletic field or m the section room. His " Man in ranks " complex makes him an unparalleled leader of men. An ability to see the other man ' s side of an argument; a practical sense of value; a high regard for honor; and a smile and a greeting for all, have endeared Texie to the hearts of all who know him. He is an ideal roommate, an incomparable friend, and a snake no end. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Hockey (4); Swimming (3, 2, 1); Tennis (3, 2, 1); Fishing Club; Howitzer (2, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol M.trksman. JAMES WILLIAM SNEE Wilkes-Barre, Penna. Pen7ia. J ational Guard " jim " JIM is one of Pennsylvania ' s many valuable addi- tions to West Point. P . D.? No, not this Irish- man. Lots of fun and ready to take anyone for a ride, he is capable of becoming sympathetic, serious- minded, and helpful, as the occasion demands. He is not one to search for a soiree, not one to impair his eyesight through over-study, but just give him a task and you ' ll see a job well done. An ardent follower of sport, he could be found nearly every afternoon dashing around the gym or loping through the hills. ( " There ' s nothing like a jog to Redoubt Four. " ) As a matter of fact there are few sports he doesn ' t enjoy, either as a par- ticipant or a spectator. Yet he ' s not a man ' s man exclusively, for Cullum Hall knows him well. For further commendations, just mention his name to his classmates, who cherished his friend- ship and consider him an invaluable addition to our class. (4); HiinJri-dtli Night Show (2, II, r •Urj, JOHN HUBER SQLHER B.iyanb.mi , P,ini;asiii.in, P. I. An.n FOR four long years Johnnie has fought his way through the entanglements of the Academic Departments in his endeavor to carry the name of the Squiers on in the annals of the Army. Born into the service in the dark jungles of the Philippines this Gu-gu lad ' s first utterance was simply " Hicau pona cas ' tihi " which means in good American " When do we eat? " ' , thus revealing that he was destined someday to be a mess officer par excellence. Johnnie had already tasted the military life as a doughboy in Hawaii and entered West Point filled with tall tales of life in the tropics. Although there have been no stars on his collar, excepting a pair of stellar beauties for his bathrobe earned in Juice, during Johnnie ' s four years at the Academy he has spent the majority of his days in the hospital taking the rest cure, and tellini; his famous nuns. , Fishing Cluh; Rillc M.irksm.in . BERTON E. SPIVY Muskogee, Oklahoma 2nd District, Okldhoma ■ ' bert " IT is r.ither difficult to trace Spivy ' s various travels; we do know, however, that Bert packed up and left the 0;:arks of Oklahoma to become a General, but became a First Sergeant. Everyone has a hobby ; Bert has several. He is a star-gazer, woods- man, taxidermist, and authority on football. Though not a player of renown, he imparted his gridiron lore to the plebes each year as a Cadet Plebe Coach. Bert has a long road to travel to come abreast of one of the other sons of the " Sooner State, " Will Rogers, but the former also can make his friends put their feet on the desk, light a skag, and thorough- ly enjoy his yarns of adventure in the West. An athlete, scholar, and an efficient cadet; all who know Bert propose a toast to his past successes and to his pleas!Tfit personality. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); First Sergeant (1); Football (4,3,2, 1); Basket- Kill (4); Swimming (3); Track (4); Fishing Club; Equipment Committee (1); Rillc Marksman. 193 JOHN BERCHMAN STANLEY Brooklyn, New York 4th District, Hew Tor}{ JACK is a father of ardent whims, be it in the selec- tion of his particular own, the bizarre jaegers on West Point, or Parisian pajamas. Also, contrary to usual custom, he seems unable to divide his love between fair women and beautiful horses. He must have the one but not the other — let us not divulge his choice. However, be not imbued with the idea that he is inconsistent. In all but flippant tastes and lesser loves his ideas are firmly rooted. His " Yes " IS endowed with the usual meaning of that word — It never contains doubt — and his " No " is none the less emphatic. It may be said of Jack that he is an extremist, but this contention is scarcely correct. He may pun, even to excess, but never before break- fast, and although he may feel exhilarated by the morning air, he has never insisted upon throwing his capes back at reveille. man; Pistol Marksman. JOHN J. STARK Altoona, Penna. tst District, Pen MUSIC in the hair, " and eyes, nose, lips, brain, fingers, or what have you? As a matter of fact, he even lives on it in the mess hall - the waiter is constantly bringing him notes (to sign for broken dishes — get it?). But seriously, Jake took to the piano sometime during Yearling Year and began then to pound out various and sundry ditties — good, bad, or indifferent, depending on your point of view. Don ' t get me wrong — any Hundredth Night Show Program will testify to his ability. In fact, I seriously think that the Corps is deeply in- debted to Jake for two things — good music and puns! Both seem to be in his blood, and said blood can be found splashed in plentiful quantities all over one darned good show, plainly marked Hundredth Night! And, incidentally, all during his four years of fun, Jake has been always " on the ball. " Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Soccer (4), Numerals (4); Wrestling (4); Assistant Manager, Lacrosse (3); Hundredth Night Cast (3, 2, 1); Glee Club (1); Dialectic Society, Secretary (1); Choir (3, 2, 1); Color Line Committee (3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. Jintk - DANIEL E. STILL Ogden, Kansas it i District, Kansas " de guido " PROBABLY the chief cause of his being called DeGuido IS the fact that his tine Italian hand has had a part in nearly every " K " Co. coup. So many tremendous schemes have been lodged in Dan ' s head that he has been forced to place the all- important Department in the background of his mind, but usually he was engaged either in foiling the denizens of Cadet Headquarters or the masters of the section rooms. Many a baffling answer has he made to questions, and numerous are the victories that he scored against the common enemy. On the other hand, with malice toward none of the oppo- site sex, he frequently let himself open to attacks and a few belles have departed from these environs leaving a subdued " Count " behind. He balanced his victories with defeats, and the final score shows him to be far m the lead -all because he was DeGuido. JOHN DUVAL STEVENS New Bern, N. C. Senatorial, J . C. " johnnie " ' JOHNNIE brought his ideals with him when he came to the Academy and he has stuck by them. Always for or against an issue, never compromising, he gets the best out of life. To Johnnie it is the principle of the thing that counts and he never alters a judgment. This explains why his counsel is so highly regarded by those seeking his advice. A staunch belief in himself, a profound depth of thought seasoned by a deep sentimental nature, and a pleasing personality further enhance his popu- larity among his classmates. His friendships are not of the " hail fellow well met, back-slapping " type; they are lasting deep-seated friendships. Then too, John ' s engaging smile and friendly air endear him to all with whom he is associated. It will be a long time before we forget Johnnie ' s " Hit her hard, gang! " .Acting Corponl (5); Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Gymnastics (4, 3. 2); Fishing Club; Senior Cheer-Leader (1); Class Treiisurcr (3); Company Howitzer Representative (1); Hop Committee (4, 2,1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. WILLIAM SEBASTIAN STONE St. Louis, Missouri i}th District, Missouri " bill " A GLANCE at the record below will give you a hint of the prowess of the Captain of Com- pany " E. " Willy is a full-fledged Engineer with the common sense of a Goat, a trait possessed by only the great. Though he has been vested with honor, rank, and popularity. Bill is still the same man his classmates have dropped in to see during his four years here. Perhaps Bill ' s greatest asset in life is his ability to take advantage of opportunities. With determination, self-confidence, and keen foresight, he undertakes any task that confronts him, con- stantly seeking a greater share of what life has to offer. His personality is positive and leaves you with the impression that here is a man in whom you can place the greatest confidence. This confidence was manifested in his election as Class President. Yet, in spite of his achievements. Bill has never been impressed by his own importance. ALEXANDER JAMES STUART, JR. Dover, New Jersey 6th District, Michigan " alex " ALEX came to West Point with an open mind and t with the :est of youth for doing things with all his might. Throughout his four years as a cadet he has displayed genuine enthusiasm in everything he has done. Academic studies and military duties did not offer sufficient outlet for his abundant energy, so he read widely to inform himself and went out for all the athletics and activities that he could. Among other things, Alex has a great propensity for engaging others m discussions on any subject worthy of an intelligent exchange of ideas. You would be surprised at just what a wide and varied field of material that embraces. No matter what Alex does, he gives his best. He is sincere and wholesome in his contacts with others, and is always himself. Quiet, modest, efficient, and a real gentleman — one could not wish for a more cheerful and loyal friend than Alex. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Supply Sergcint (1); Football (4). Swimming (4, 3); Fencing (2. 1); Rifle (J); Minor " A " (3); Hundredth Night Chorus (4). Choir (4, 3, 2. 1 ); RiQe Expert; Pistol Expert. CHARLES FRANCIS TANK Syracuse, New York Mew Tor . atnmcil Guard " mu " THE tirst time Bill called the B.itts to attention m the mess hall, we knew that he had never practiced with his head in a laundry bag. But at the end of the year he could not only get the sugar when he asked for it but could have drilled a Brigade with ease. His standing No. 1 in the class is a distinction the attainment of which is somewhat a pu::le to us, in view of the fact that he sleeps all the afternoon and goes to bed after inspection at night. A guilty feeling of mental inferiority pervades us, seeing with what effortless ease the studious indifference of Bill knocks down the 3.0 ' s without disturbing the periods. We become greatly self- critical, sitting in the post-taps frigidity of a dim lit, stony corridor wracking ourselves over the elu- sive points of a bashful Engineering lesson, while the wind whips out to our ears the sonorous rumble of sleep emanating from the Q. M. cot of Bill. : Committee; Rifle Sh.irp- shixitcr; Pistol Sharpshooter. JOE F. SURRATT Tipton, Indiana gtli District, Indiana " " baron " " LOY. LTY is universally recognized to be one of the J cardinal military virtues; as such it represents .in enthusiastic adherence to duty and to one ' s superiors. Here is a man who possesses loyalty. His strong sense of duty, accompanied by an unusual capacity for work, makes Joe an excellent soldier. He is ready, willing, and cooperative. Joe ' s mind represents a cross-section of that mythical and in- definite middle region of the country termed " Bible Belt. " The classification, however, is not deroga- tory. It has been applied because of solidity, modesty and industry. Joe possesses all of these. Nor IS his mind held by sectional and local preju- dices — he can discuss widely and intelligently topics of general and varied interest. He is a vora- cious reader and a " sometime " athlete. In these traits he exhibits great individuality, reading that which pleases him and seeking individual methods of exercise. His humor is as spontaneous and agree- able as his personality is pleasing. Sorae.int (I); Fishini; C. uh: Rifle Sh;irr.ih..n,T; Pistol M.irksm.in. 197 mm FERDINAND J. TATE Eunice, Louisiana 7th District, Louisiana " ferdie " Ferdie ' s Academic record clearly defines him as a member of the intelligentsia. Be that as it may, his indisputable leadership, his poetic thoughts, and his common sense are virtues usually found only in the true Goat. As such, we proudly proclaim his membership amidst the rank and file of the Goat brotherhood. Although he is not an Area Bird, he champions the cause of those who tread their weary way. Neither is his spotless " Dis " record an attri- bute of the ultra-sober engineer, for his " skins " are numerous and often severe. But Ferdinand never lets such minor set-backs as this stop him. Often he IS called " Ferdinand Files " but he is far from being like that immortal. This nickname is not an indi- cation of his attitude, but rather an indication of the difference between the fictitious and the real Ferdie. ,3); Tenth Squad f1 SIDNEY THOMPSON TELFORD Derby Line, Vermont Senatorial, Vermont " bophie " SID, though from northern Vermont, brought none of that country ' s coldness with him when he became a " gentleman by act of Congress. " He ' s always ready for anything — especially a good B.S. session or a hockey game — with enthusiasm that is both contagious and audible. His ceaseless energy and activity have led him through sports leaving little time for the red comforter, and have placed him in a position of prominence on the hockey rink. When Sid left his " Green Mountain " home he had visions of high academic standings and the Engineers. However, Plebe and Yearling Math and the Wings of the Air Corps have lost for the " Bridge Builders " a loyal, albeit voluble, member. His ability to talk himself into and out of any- thing — except high standing in Math — is super- seded only by his wiUingness to do anything for a friend. The business world lost a master salesman when it lost Sid. 198 •fewr € HARRISON F. TURNER Amsterdam, New Ycirk cth District, eu ' Tor}{ MAKE way, make way! Here comes the ladies " favorite for First Captain, and rightly so, for a better man than Hi never lived. He is always ready and willing to make a hop a success by putting in his appearance. They would be sorry affairs indeed without the " Social Sergeant " of " B " Co. He is just as popular with the " not so fair " sex, and whenever a session is in progress, just push, shove, and edge your way through the crowds and It ' s odds you ' ll find the " old maestro " expounding some learned theory. But not all of his efforts are exerted for pleasure, for he works and studies just as hard as he plays, with all his youthful enthusiasm. But alas! Hi does not work to gain friends — he doesn ' t have to for he ' s a friend to everyone already, and lucky indeed are we who can call him our " friend. " dredthNightShow(4,3); GENE HUGGINS TIBBETS Winter Haven, Florida 4th District, Connecticut " gene " Let ' s not get Gene skinned " is " M " Co. ' s J motto this year. When drooping yearlings and case-hardened Second Class bucks have a care for their Captain, that man must be a man. He ' s a tall, good-looking Irishman — the kind that dances all night and makes the femmes like it. No one expected him to make any mistakes in Beast Barracks; he didn ' t. Everyone expected him to be a good athlete; he was a fine halfback, an all-round gymnast, and one of the speediest sprinters not on the track team. He simply fitted in as our highest ranking Yearling Corp., Second Class Corp., and then Captain. Gene doesn ' t wear stars, but that Collier ' s has had something to say in that matter. Very quiet and unassuming, Gene ' s only noisy moments come after midnight when his basso snore creates havoc with others ' sleep. He merits his high place in the esteem of the Corps. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); Captain(l); Footh.il! (4); Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1), Numerals (4). Monogram (3); tamd); CUss Crest Committee (4); Class Vicc-Presijcnl Pistol Expert. ■ -i v -- PAUL L. TURNER, JR. Norcross, Georgia 9th District, Georgia MR. Turner, " someone downstairs would yell and Paul would dive for a bed, while Bow- man would stalk up the stairs and squeek at the still figure until it laughed. Then . . . well, Paul was off on another soiree. Any time the surgeon wanted to experiment, he called on Paul. He removed Paul ' s appendix, tonsils, and added a gland here and there. They could not take away his laugh, however; his hearty chuckle has made a host of friends for " this rambling wreck from Georgia Tech. " Next to bragging about Tech, Paul would rather talk about horses than anything else. What we best remember about Paul is his will- ingness . . . willingness to do anything for anyone and at any time. Without letting you know it, he would forfeit his own plans just to accommodate you. Paul has got around, and always will. A man who makes friends wherever he goes . . . that ' s Gentleman Turner. Fencing (4); Wr i Fishing Club; Rifle M.irks! r ' ROBERT NABORS TYSON Montgomery, Alabama 7th District, Alabama " sen. tor " BOB, who came to West Point from its sister institution of the South, had quite a start on the rest of his classmates, and consequently we all looked up to him as being " in the know, " a Guard- house Lawyer so to speak. He took West Point in his stride, always with a smile, a characteristic which was and always will be a godsend to him, in times of stress and worry for others. One of his out- standing traits is his ability to make friends by con- geniality, sincerity, and in an informal and most pleasing manner. A man of high ideals, we shall re- member Bob as a perfect specimen of what a Northerner would like to think, and does in this case, of a typical Southerner. One would do in- justice to the future, though, without making men- tion of his inherent love for the Goats, the Area, and for the clean-sleeve. After six years of military education his personality is still intact. Swimming (4); Baseball (4); Polo (3) ; A.B.; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. c quil EDMUNDC) VALDEZ Ecuador, S. A. Forc-igii Cadet El cmiquistador! Val claimed us for his own wlien he entered the portals of the Military Academy four years ago. He immediately won our highest esteem and admiration, for he is more than a " keen-file. " We who have learned something of how to judge men found him to be of superior char.icter. Unimportant details ot Academics were never precious to Val. Naturally hivey, he had no trou- ble with the Academic Department. And a true and good sportsman, few Corps Squad lists were complete without his name. He came to us from the far off lands of South America ; after graduation he will return to suppress revolutions in a world apart from our own. Few of us will ever see Val in the flesh again, but it will not be hard to conjure up a picture of him in our minds, for his memorv will never die. ccr (4. 3, 2, 1), Numerals (4). Minor " A " (1); Boxing (4. 3, I), Numerals Track (4, 3, 2, 1), Assistant Manager (2), Manager (1): Fishing Club; e Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. HUDSON H. UPHAM Washington, D. C. At Large " " uf, ' m " IF one can measure the number of fr iends by the si:e of a smile, then Hudson has more friends than anyone else in the Academy. No soirees have caused him to stop beaming, and he smiles whether he wins or loses. However, he seldom loses. His luck at matching for extra food is phenomenal and one must see to believe. His cheerfulness, sincerity, simplicity, and inde- pendence have endeared him to a host of friends, from the kids on the Post to the " lords that be. " A key to his character might be found in his complete indifference to flattery and his wholly realistic out- look. It is practical but not unromantic; business- like but not cold; tolerant but not weak; and friendly but not familiar. His activities have been varied and extensive during his years at West Point; his comrades are richer from their contact with him; and he, in turn, has drawn full measure from the benefits of the Academy. Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Soccer (4, 3, 2. 1). Numerals (4); Minor " A " (1); Tennis (4. 3. 2. 1); Fencing Manager (1); Rifle Marks- WILLIAM S. VAN NOSTRAND Merrill, Wisconsin nth District, Wisconsin " swede " SHOULD you ever want any bets covered, drop in on Van. However, be careful if you have any intentions of making money, for Swede is a genius when It comes to picking the winners. His ability does not end here. In addition to winning three " A ' s, " he is above average in any branch of athletics. It is because of his great interest in sports that Academics have played such an unimportant role. On first meeting this gentleman from Wis- consin, you will find him very quiet and reserved. It must be this quaUty, along with his great dancing ability, plus the usual " snake " characteristics, that stings the hearts of so many femmes. As his class- mates for four years, we have found in Van a friendship which we shall cherish throughout life, and as such we all wish him the best of luck during his postgraduate life. ) DONALD OLIVER VARS Tulia, Texas 20th District, Texas " varsity " VARSITY Vars, one of the original Texas Twins! From the North Texas plains a determined ambition deflected a speck of ingenuity and poten- tial genius to a career in Uncle Sam ' s Corps of Cadets. Its case-hardened perseverance was turned from pushing the plow to digging its way through books — books of every description. My yes, our son of the wheat ijelds even spent half an hour in diligent search for the Ides of March on the map of Rome! However, the underlying principle and truth are the conclusions of his close scrutiny. Again — remember the day he went down to the gun-pits in search of tea? This is only one side of our fastidious Donald. The other side is a homogenous composition of persistent cheerfulness with more than his share of friendliness. Vars goes down in the history of this Academy as one of the boys who was successful even in pleasure. , Pistol sharpshooter. itball (4); Fishing Clu i RUSSELL WILLL M VOLCKMANN Clinton, low.i 2ud District, loica " russ " Russ w;is one of those fortun.ites wlio .ire privileged to enter from a tin school, and so Beast Barracks held, for him, no terrors. But rank and tenths have been far from being his ambitions. His life at the Point has been one of enjoyable week- ends and hours of ease. Although an athlete of no mean ability, he preferred to play bridge, listen to the radio, and figure out new ways to make gold. Although these ways have never been placed in practice, judging from his other accomplishments, they are excellent. Casanova, as he was known to his " D " Co. friends, seldom missed a hop or a chance to drag. His novel dance steps, clever line of patter, and pleasantry have caused many a femme ' s heart to flutter. Never in a hurry or fluster and always him- self, Russ was an excellent hopoid, a sincere and refreshing companion, and a perfect wife. He was always willing to drag blind, and whether a 3.0 or an 0.5, he would show any femme a good time. Sergcint U); Goat Football; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksm.in. " I WILFORD E. H. VOEHL Ridgewood, New York 2nd District. }{ew TorJ( " popper " TURN out the Guard! " Here comes Brooklyn ' s own Popper. The New York National Guard lost one of their best when they sent Willie to be another cog in the " Wheel of West Point. " Willie possesses above average athletic ability. Perhaps his scholastic attainments have been par- tially prejudiced by his previous training, but he possesses that much cherished quality of concentra- tion. Not being one of them, he has difficulty m seeing a goat ' s point of view, yet he has given in- valuable service to many of them. His most prominent virtue is sincerity. No mat- ter what he does or where he goes — you ' ll find this outstanding. He is always conscientious and always eager — to see the grades Saturday. Last but not least he believes silence is golden between reveille and police call. Perhaps his most prominent vice is deadbeating guard tours as company clerk. Corporal (2); First Sergeant (1); Football (4); Lacrosse (4, J, 2. 1). Numerals (4). Engineer Football (2); Cadet Choir (4, 3, 2. 1); Hundredth Night Chorus (4); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. K JAMES EDWARD WALSH Boston, Mass. 12th District, Mass. " turkey " ED comforters tly, springs creak, and Jim begins another day in his own novel manner. Here ' s a man guilty of a multitude of sins — some of them true, some merely unjust accusations — yet every- body loves him. But to return to the sins: he laughs before breakfast, is a pal of all runts, will borrow anything from you and, last but not least, has been accused of keen-filmg some of the rest of us. The truth about the latter misdemeanor can ' t be known, but if any keen-hlmg is to be done, Jim certainly has all the equipment needed to do it. Look at him and you are sure to admire his appearance; talk to him and you will discover, without a doubt, that he has an alert and clever mind. He can talk interestingly and likes to do it. Nothing pleases him more than to catch a friend with some simple joke — the older the better. But that doesn ' t bother us — we like him. Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Fishing Clii Boxing (4); Baseball (4); Class Prcsidcr Election Committee (2, 1); Entertainmct LOUIS ALFRED WALSH, JR. New York, New York Congressional, Heio York, " lou " So many " Lou ' s, " no two the same, but still — Lou. It may be that you know him — but I don ' t, nor does he. So perplexing and complex — yet with a naivete that astounds. Idealistic? Perhaps, but those ideals are on so firm a pedestal that it will never bend. Ambitious? No, yet there is the strongest desire to live, not too long of course, but just — to live and to find happiness wherever it is. Studious? Never, but he wouldn ' t be Lou if he were. (You can ' t keep this vein from a biography.) Firm in his convictions, he ' s hard to change or sway. Companionable and understanding, he ' s sometimes hard to appease. He ' s the one you ' d trust when trust was only hope. He ' s the one you ' d count on when the going ' s the toughest. But lest you shy away from all these strong words, there ' s that humorous, tender side that we all know that ' s Lou. ctlng Corporal (3); Corporal (2), First Scrycant(l);Foothall(4. 2. 1); Lacrosse . 3), Numerals (4) ; Swimming (4); Wrestling (41; AB.. Choir (4. 3.1); Equip- !nt Committee (2, 1); Rifle M.irksman; Pistnl Marksman. NATHANIEL PLUMMER WARD, III Madison, Wisconsin loth District, VViscoiism " i ' Ete " How come Pete rates a desk? " Surprise is the rule when the question is asked, for who wcHiId believe that our Peter is as literary as he is. Active in the production of the Pointer and the Howitzer, he has helped a great deal to make these publications successful. Socially, Pete is a great success with the ladies. His Saturday evenings are invariably spent at Cullum for no hop would be complete without him. Generous without limit, he has endeared himself to his friends by this splendid trait. Frustrated in his ambitions to play in the Goat-Engineer football game, he had to con- tent himself with being the Goat cheerleader. Pete thrives in the friendly atmosphere of last sections. There ' s no doubt as to his sense of humor . . . ask " I " Co. about his famous reply to the Com ' s query as to what he would do if he were king for ,i day. F(X tbail (4); Assistant Manager Baseball (3); Pointer (4 Editor (1); Fishing Club; Howitzer (3, 2, 1), Circulatioi; Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. i GEORGE ROLFE WALTON Blue Island, Illinois 3rd District, Illinois " ike " IKE is a good man to work with and a good man to play with. His remarkable poise and unusual savoir-faire, combined with a generous dash of worldly experience, render him equally at home in a drawing-room or a pup-tent. We have been with him in these places, and many more, so ' nuff said. We won ' t forget his generosity, humor, ability, or personal magnetism (this is straight stuff, no blarney, as these obituaries usually are). I believe that in the dim distant future, when the Long Roll has sounded, and First Sergeant Gabriel is lining up the keen files for a separate outfit, he will go down the line and pick out Marse ' Robert E. Lee, Abou Ben Adhem, and Ike Walton. I don ' t care about the others, but I ' d hke to be in the same squad with Ike, and I ' m sure the rest of the Class will say the same. Sergeant (1); Wresthng (4. 3), Numer.ils (4); Compan tive (2, 1); Choir (3, 2. 1); Fishing Club; Equipmc Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpsliooter. GORDON GRAHAM WARNER Clearfield, Penna. 23rd District, Penna. " pop " " GENTLE reader, this is not meant for an epitaph but merely an epitome of the episodes of this epicure who we believe has every chance of be- coming an eponym. Pop, as we all do know him and ever will, came here as an unassuming young man from the rolling hills of Pennsylvania. His utter naturalness and good humor have ever made his friendship a boon and a joy to us. Be he a lowly plebe running most of the soirees in the division, or a lieutenant taming the incorrigibles of the famed " I " " (Indifferent) Company, he has ever retained his unruffled mien. His membership in the Beef Trust has stood him in good stead when he bent a mean shillalah in our national game. Baseball is Pop ' s middle name; he would rather be playing in or seeing a game than eating, and his knowledge of the game is phenome- nal. All this has been a great help to the varsity whose ranks he has bolstered for three years. Acting Corporal (3); Corpor.Tl Sunday School Teacher (3. 2, 1) Committee (1); Board of Cover ROBERT B. WARREN Windom, Minnesota 2iid District, Minnesota " bob " BOB has shown exceptional quahties of leadership by obtaining and maintaining the difficult posi- tion of popularity from both " Tacs " " and " men. " " His willing spirit is always ready to help anyone m academic stress — even at the expe nse of his own studies. His friendly aid is indeed valuable, for he stands high in Academics. His mind grasps technical subjects readily without much exertion, for he seems to know them before he studies. His sense of humor leads him to see the funny side of life. An extra smile or sparkle in his bright eyes usually indicates some difficult task which his conquering nature has made him desire to solve. He plays hard with no mean ability, and so makes himself a dangerous and interesting opponent in sports, espe- cially hockey, golf and tennis. Sometime someone might be glad to know that leading qualities again appeared when he showed he could be an excellent cook on our fishing trips. Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Hockey (4. Minor " A " (2. 1); Cross Country (4): Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. EDWARD ERNEST BRUNO WEBER Portland, Oregon 4th District, Calijorma " esquared " EDDIE Weber, a product of the Pacitic Northwest, came to West Point with a deep-rooted sense ot duty and a desire to do any task satisfactorily and thoroughly. Essentially, he is a soldier, and all his traits mark him as such. His choice of the Army as a career is fortunate, for in it he will reach greater heights than would have been possible had he chosen another. An idealist, a dreamer, a senti- mentalist, he has a profound respect for truth and right, and disgust and indignation for unfliirness and disrespect. Eddie is quite outspoken and scarce- ly a diplomat, which, if a fault, merely marks him as human. His smile, his regard for fair play, and his unselfishness have won him many friends. Wherever he may go he will find happiness, for he has the happy quality of being able to build castles in the air that seldom topple. Sergeant (1); Soccer (4. 3); Gyn Captain. RiBe (1); Choir (4, 3, •} WILLIAM H. WAUGH, JR. Fort Du Pont. Delaware Alaska " .JiXEl " THE little phrase, " music hath its charms, " might well have been written especially to give to the world Waugh ' s conception of a well-rounded life. From reveille until taps and, we must confess, sometimes even after taps, he can usually be found near a phonograph or, more usually, twisting the dials of one of those labor-saving contraptions of Satan. Although he deserted the plebian ranks of the First Class bucks and joined the high hat clique of sergeants, we will forgive him this, for even though great honors were heaped upon him, he is still a buck at heart. He IS quick to spring to arms if he is imposed upon, but always willing to help if really needed. Waugh has never experienced difficulty in making and keeping friends and we know that this fact, together with his sense of fair play, wins for him the confidence of his superiors and subordinates alike. Tor RICHARD EDWARD WEBER Brooklyn, New York gtli District, He " dick " SOUNDS of heated debate coming from the Second floor of the 4th Div. are an indication that Dick has just returned from Law ... a great arguer no matter what the subject or opposition, and a great punster, especially when a pun is uncalled for. In fact some of his puns are so far-fetched that they don ' t even call for the friendly " drag. " But because of his ready laugh and smile we are willing to for- give him this bad habit. His lightheartedness helps to dispel the stiffness of all the hops and his ability in dancing provides at least one argument against the theory that all cadets are " such awful dancers. " And sometimes his lightheartedness turns to jubi- lance and his willingness to fanaticism . . . when there is good food in the offing. Then he will suffer almost anything to get it — football, wrestling, D. P. ' s, picnics, and hops. Acting Corporal (3); Corpoml (2); Lieutenant (1); Football (4.3,2). Numerals 14) ; Track (4. 3, 2. 1); Wrestling (4, 3); Choir (4. 3, 2, 1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol GEORGE J. WEITZEL Tuscumbia, Alabama 8th District, Alabama George ' s tendency for impressionistics and minor theatricals belie his character as a reserved, self-conscious, accurately brained, and deeply ap- preciative person. His highly developed literary taste, combined with the gift of enjoying real leisure as he wishes to enjoy it, gives George the opportuni- ty to assume that breadth of view which is the heritage of true book lovers. Always a chooser of the things that appeal to him, swayed only by their reaction on his own moral makeup, indifferent to the bustling envious cries of more material plodders, he makes no secret of his truth. As a friend he is genuine. Ever is there an understanding ear, a knowing solicitude, and an oft-proffered ubiquitous hand. His independence of mind and his totally un- influenced life indicate a strong, personally directed, disparate character — a nature thoroughly in tune with the modern reactionary trend. JAMES BUCHANAN WHLLS Washini ton, D. C. 2nd Dislrict, llhinns " jimmy " FOUR years ago, when Jimmy left Washington to enter these gray walls, he was photographed for the podunks. When he came through the East Sally-port he again faced the lens, and ever since then the gals from miles around have clustered about him with cameras set. Strange, you say ' Just look at his picture here ! When Jimmy got here, it was only to add another phase to his already varied career as soldier, steve- dore and playboy. And to this new phase, as to all the others, we can apply but one description hard work and success, with a dash ot nonchalmce and savoir-faire. In future years we ' ll best remember J. B. as he is the night before a hard writ. A pipe-smoker ar- rayed in briUiantly-hued p. j ' s. sitting back writing letters, or reading newspapers. And just as tatoo sounds, he looks up, yawns and says, " Say, do we have Ordnance or Engineering tomorrow? " B ning (3. 2, 1); Pistol M.wksman. GEORGE FRANCIS WELLS Chicago, Illinois lotli District, Illinois SPE. ' VK of Wells, G. F., and the subject may not register, but mention " Poopy " Wells, and the whole Corps smiles its recognition. The ofiicial blues chaser of " M " Co., and one of the most popular men in the Academy, he is respected by the Underclassmen of his company as one whose knowl- edge of Math, coupled with a willingness to help, has made the way easier for many Goats. Puzzling details of infantry drill were cleared up for " M " Co " s. First Class, not by means of a drill manual, hut by asking Poopy. And as a Basketball referee, George reigns supreme in the Intermurder realm. An overflowing friendliness, and a willingness to help in any situation, have won him a place in the hearts of all who know him. In days to come, when many classmates are indistinctly remembered, Poopy will stand out in our memories as one of the finest men we have ever known. r.orporal (2); Sergeant (1); Supply Sergeant (I), Boxing (4); Hundredth Night Electrical Crew (2); Hundredth Night Chorus (3); Fishing Club; Honor Com- nittee (1); Hop Committee (4, 2, 1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. CHARLES HENRY WHITE, JR. Plattsburg, New York At Large " charlie " SOMEWHERE in the 11th Div. sounds an off-key yodel ; cries of indignation at this unwarranted disturbance of the peace; echoes of a crash; then, " Aw, you hams can ' t appreciate true art. " The cries may belong to anyone, but the yodel can be- long only to Charlie White. His name tells us nothing, but somewhere in the dim and distant .past, his ancestors must have worn kilties. A bulging cadet store account attests to his astuteness, but you could never accuse Blanco of holding out anything for himself. When his frequent boxes arrive no one in the Div. has to sound oif about boodle. Charlie extends the invitation him- self. Among this lad ' s pet vices is the habit of sleeping (and getting caught) m various and sundry places. Laziness cannot be laid at his door, however, for he is always ready for anything. Corporal (2); Sergeant (1); Soccer (4); Numerals (4); Tennis (4). Numerals Company Pointer Representative (2); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sbarpsho Pistol Sharpshooter. -Wi ' JOHN W. WHITE Uvalde, Texas i th District, Texas " jack " COME on, gang! Let ' s hit it now! " Who ' s famous for those words? John W., himself. To attempt to tell just what Jack has done is a waste of time. We have all seen him leading cheers at the big games; the Pointer Staff knows who makes the money for that publication; those of us in the Second Batt. know his sound oif for " F " Co. to " Fall In! " Moreover, he not only has physical accomplish- ments, but also concomitant accomplishments in the form of many friends am ong his own classmates, and others with whom he has associated during the past four years. To prove that his friendship is lasting, it is only necessary to know that he bore the brunt of the asinine arguments of his wife without descend- ing to the world of a pest. What could be more con- clusive evidence of Jack ' s ability to withstand the trials of life? Acting Corporal {i); Corporal (2); First Sergeant (1): Baseball (4); Boxing (4) Fishing Club; Pointer (3, 2, 1), Advertising Manager (1); Pointer Board (1) Cheer Leader (1); Catholic Choir (4. 3. 2, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharp t, forte URQUHART PULLEN WILLIAMS Memphis, Tennessee Honor School " uv " YES, he ' s from the South and proud of it aren ' t we all? A " good " plebe — weren ' t we all? Once first captain of his " tin " school — we all weren ' t! Not so tolerant, nor yet mtolenmt with, though always very chivalrous to, the members of the paint-ndvertising sex — well, are we or aren ' t we all? A raconteur — we all like Willie ' s tales of fonner conquests and " kickings over the traces " — may we hear them for years to come! He has a reverent admiration ,ind congenial affection for red comforters; is not always cautious, nor yet fool- hardy (no, not paradoxical); never is lacking in ethics, but he did delight in sharpening his " wheat- thresher " razor right after reveille. Claim to fame? — Oh, the bombastic fact that when he " faisee-d like the loup " we all heard him, but try to understand just what was " f iisee-d " we couldn ' t, could we ' ' Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (2); First Serge.ii (4), Numerals (41; Track (4, J. 21; Boxing (41; Marksman; Pistol Marksman. EDMUND WALLER WILKES MaysviUe, Kentucky Senatoridl, Kentucky " nanny " NANNY -that name is known by most cadets. He is possessed of a marvelously good nature — to an unusual degree. He is also something of a practical joker. His alarm clock episode in our Yearling Summer Camp proves that very conclu- sively. He is a hard worker, spending much time on studies and keeping his equipment in perfect condi- tion. But — he is unlucky. Plebe Year he became interested in playing lacrosse. His chances were blasted almost immediately. His knee was hurt in wrestling and he went to the hospital then, and .igain in Yearling Year. By surgeon ' s orders his principle exercise now is walking — compulsory or otherwise. His father was King of the Area Birds — Nanny bids fair to follow. He is persevering. Set him on a problem, and he ' ll solve it, or know why not. He IS undoubtedly one of the best liked men in the class, not only because of his good nature, but also because he never interferes with another ' s business —until asked — and then his advice is golden. ' , ?5 JAMES DUDLEY WILMETH Fort Worth, Texas 12th District, Texas " uncle dud " IF Dud IS displeased with his HowixzER-self the fault may be left at his own doorstep. Having known the Uncle over a span of years, the incipiency of which lies before his entrance here, the termination of which lies near the spot marked X, I have endorsed myself as one able to reveal the little that is known, and he ' s not hiding a thing. For years I expectantly awaited a self- prognosticated change to fashion him into some- thing that hung together, or at least would produce a creditable story — but in vain. No guerdon has my patience received. Dud still squeezes out the banal, platitudinous, insipid, innocuous sort of poop that I know to be truly himself, and not just a tangent. Dud was one of the few of us who again was selected to wear the bayonet — this making his fourth year in that capacity, and he still wears it with the ring to the rear. ALBERT T. WILSON, JR. Easton, Fenna. 30th District, Penna. " sad eyes " A entered the Point unheralded in July, 1930. After a stormy Plebe and Yearling Year, dur- ing which Al lost both his roommates and was almost afraid of being found himself, we began to know the true Wilson. We will never forget one night during Yearling Summer Camp when the " A " Co. yearlings gathered m " AFs tent, " smoked his skags and listened to hisVictrola. It was there we all formulated our plans for Furlough — and there Al received his f;imous nickname. Sad Eyes. It v.as during the First Class Summ.er Camp that Sad Eyes finally won recognition from the Tacs. A short stay in Beast Barracks with the plebes proved that he was deserving of at least two chevrons on the upper arm. We will remember Sad Eyes for his nonchalance, his generosity, and his good nature. Fe fas been a friend to everybody and a pride to " A " Co. o jAMKS R. Danville, Kentucky WINN iSdi District, fCfiin TIM always keeps you guessing, for in addition to J his fertile imagination, he has a very remarkable store of knowledge, gathered from books and from tirst hand information. He will come home from football practice with a half-broken neck and talk as pleasantly as if he were perfectly sound. Nothing ever bothers him for long and yet he generally gets things done — done right— and he never fails to do as he promises. Goat or engineer, football or red comforter, he ' s always good and he ' s always the same Jim Winn. He is an ever present help in time of need and as good a roommate as man could hope to have. It is really hard to say how good Jim :s without appearing to exaggerate. From blind- dragging to coaching; from consolation to encourage- ment; anything that can be done he ' ll do for you, and ask nothinii in return. CHARLES BURTON WINKLE Ponca City, Oklahoma .Std District, Of laho.na " rip " WITH a bundle of poop-sheets in one hand and a trunkful of musical instruments in the other. Rip entered our fair portals only to learn by sad experience that one must be a Private before becoming a General. His violin made us think him a Russian; his accordion, a gypsy; but no, he was merely a true son of the west looking for something to eat. And his search for something new to eat led him to investigate the swinging doughnuts in the gymnasium Plebe Year. He has since swung his way to fame and " fortune. " Nationally known on sports pages as " Flash " Winkle, the Army ' s " Flying Ring Dreadnaught, " Rip stepped into prominence over night. In Academics, the " P ' s " had him guessing as to the right answer. By amassing more poop-sheets than the " P ' s " could obtain, however, he finally foxed them and stayed with us to hearten all " H " Co. with his effervescent grin and hearty laugh. WILLIAM HENRY WISE Pontiac, Illinois Aryny " bill " GOODBYE, Schofield Barracks, " sang Bill in 1930 as Hawaii faded from his view. And so an- other life-long ambition had its fulfillment as Bill came to West Point to swell the ranks of " D " Co. and the Class of 1934. Thoroughness is the keynote of all he does. When he has a job to do, no amount of care or painstaking is too great for him, no matter how small the task may be. Academics have wor- ried him from time to time, and I think he might do better if they would stop printing Collier ' s and the Cosmo. A cheerful personality enables Bill to make friends easily and to hold them. You find m him a sympathetic listener to your troubles, a wise coun- selor, and a ready companion at any time. Here ' s health, luck, and the Air Corps that you want so much. Bill. P. S. Stay out of poker games! i YALE HAROLD WOLFE Lebanon, Pennsylvania Ar YALE entered the Academy with his eyes open and both feet solidly on the ground. Here was no flighty youth imbued with immature illusions about West Point and the Service. It was apparent to all that he knew, much better than most of us, what it was all about, and what he intended to do about it. The keynote of Yale ' s career here has been steadfast dependability. No matter how many side issues tended to obscure the more important phases, or how unpleasant the important issues seemed, he never lost sight of them or failed to adhere strictly to them. Nor is his steadfastness confined only to duty. He is staunch and loyal in friendship, and never fails those who depend on him. Consequently he has been uncommonly successful. True, he has never been spectacular, but his unusual steadiness, coupled with a generous amount of kindly humor, has compelled the sincere admiration of us all. 1 CHARLES HERBERT WOOD IkilFalo, New York Senaumal, Hew York " smokey " WHEN Charlie entered the Military Academy four years ago, the business world lost a gcxid man. Ever since that day we have known him to be a loyal friend always ready to help another. Even in the little things — we know that his ciga- rette case is always open, yet he never borrows; this is unique in itself. With his jovial manner and even temper, he has fought his battles to a finish taking with a smile what fate or the gods might give him and always with his eyes on the goal. We have seen him strive to be a success in his chosen profession, and with the completion of the first step we may say — well done! This period is over, but to proceed in an orderly manner and according to the regulations, let us close the book and audit the account — assets; enthusiasm, the old Army spirit; dependability, 3.0. ; Cross Country (4t; Swir lille Sharpshooter ; Pisto CARL D. WOMACK Oklahoma City, Okla. sth District, Okla. " pop " A FTER knocking off all but a few of the world ' s - . rough edges, Pop decided to settle down, and so he came to West Point. After Beast Barracks he sat down and lit a cigarette, and has been sitting ever since, either on his chair or on a horse. How he manages to stay in first sections with his feet on the table no one but he himself knows and he won ' t say. But he does stay there with surprising con- sistency. Pop has that rare and admirable quality of doing his job well and allowing the other fellow to do his in the way the other fellow pleases. He doesn ' t cry for help when he is down nor offer officious aid when he is up. After four long years in the same room with the same man, tempers sometimes fray, voices seem to grate, stories seem to lose their tang. Sometimes we wish for a change. Pop has been tried and found not wanting. THOMAS EUGENE WOOD Youngstown, Ohio Ohio State J atwnal Guard " tom " WITH multifarious reminiscences of steel mills and National Guard Camps and a record of persistency behind him, consisting of two attempts to enter the Academy, Tom wisely slipped into the unprovocative nonentity of plebedom without fuss or clamor. His attitude might well be expressed by the aphorism " the fewer that know you, the fewer that bother you. " And into Yearling Year all went well until the determination to realize some benefit from that ever-recurring debit sum opposite " Hops " on his monthly statement engaged him in social activities of a distracting nature. That tenuous thread that might have linked him to the symbol of the Engineers, was snapped asunder. However, this slightest of digressions from Duty ' s path could not alter an inherent intentness and doggedness of purpose which, while not reaching the heights of brilliancy, was attainable of results compatible with consistency and thoroughness. KNOX YARBROUGH Guntersville, Alabama 7th District, ALibama " knoxie " IN the eyes of the Class of 1934, Knoxie has always represented the finest qualities that the South has so long symbolized. While an easy-going, non- chalant Alabamian temperament has made cadet life a pleasantry, it must be admitted that certain austere personages always required his presence before convening their triumvirate. Without a doubt he is the only one who could combine the three virtues of being able to study a lesson while proceeding to class, outwitting the Demos for Christmas Leave, and playing water polo without an oxygen tank. Funny he never drowned, but he didn ' t. And that ' s our good luck. But these accomplishments are overshadowed by his refusal to be ruffled, his high regard for friend- ship, and his willingness to aid others. Without a doubt, a ready smile and a refreshing sense of humor have carved for Knoxie a niche in the hearts of " 34 " which time can never erase, but only deepen. zJ „B.; F.shing Club; Rifle Ma " OR ACCOUNTED FOR, SIR. ' V. M. ASKEW, JR. W. E. BARE, JR. F. S. BAUDER J. P. BLACKSHEAR R. K. BLAIR C, E. BROCKMEYER V. W. BLITTMl A. R. CHAFFEE, 111 G. G. CORLEY R. E. CORRIGAN N. M. COX J. J. DAVIS G. E. DORN W. S. DRYSDALE, JR. G. F. EDWARDS J. K. EDWARDS W. N. EWING A. O. FIELDS W. A. FOGG E. J. GIBSON T. W. MORRIS R. A. MORRIS J. T. MOSBY C. G. NAPIER J. N. NEWELL T. P. NOGGLE B. C. ORTIZ F. PALMER, JR. E. L. PARKER E, C. PARKS, JR. H. PATTERSON A. S. PECK, JR. A. S. POVALL D. G. PRESNELL V, W. RADESCICH, JR. H. E. REBHOLZ P. C. RHEINHARDT R. H. RIENOW R. D. ROLLINS J. C. SANDERSON G. C. GLASSFORD G. GOMEZ A. V. N. GREGORY R. M. HARDY R. S. HARPER J. W. HASSETT W. R. HATFIELD M. W. HAZEL. JR. R. L. HENDERSON C. E. HENRY A. A. HOBART W. B. HOWELL W. D. HUGHES CARL E. JOHNSON CLARENCE E. JOHNSON B. M. KELLY R. A. KOERPER A. L. KRAEMER E. J. LINDNER R. S. MARSHALL D. McENTEE M. D. MOORE l. b. savage, jr. e. h. schwager j. p. sherden, jr. w. e. sievers k. b. snyder c. c. tarbutton h. c. taylor, jr. j. r. teague, jr. g. c. thompson h. o. thompson r. h. tucker, iii r. e. tucker p. villere, jr. w. s. waite, jr. j. c. walker, jr. f. j. weis, jr. p. h. wollaston DeV. h. woodruff l. f. woodward g. c. wright h. l. wunderly 217 Away from the river, high among the hills, twisting trails dodge in and out between the trees and roc s, inviting Kaydets to go with them and forget demos and drill and academics. r .2 . jo MATTER how many times in years to come men of ' 34 may gather about Thayer Monument to pay tribute to their comrades who have gone before, the last man will bear in his heart a far more vivid picture of our four years at the Academy than we can portray in these pages. For who could ever forget that first day in Beast Barrac s, the thrill of Recognition, or those surmy days in Summer Camp? But here they are before us — live them again .... f NOV , V HEN I W A S A CADET Perhaps it is a little premature for us to use this favorite expression of old grads, but, nevertheless we are using it and, as one might suspect, It prefaces a few reynar s about " the good old days " of ' 34. r, 1 !l:ASr llAiUxACK BEAST B A R R AC CLASS his is at best one man ' s ot the important tl that happened to hin, two hundred-odd ot through four years. S times that idea is wi [, of ban while, but generally not. In spite of that, pie go on writing histories just the sair We have all hearc idea that the whole c IS a cycle, and that and death, pain and { ure, are the opposite of the stroke of the piston. There was ,1 place that so pi: showed this cyclical to anybody who car notice it, as does ' Point. The whole might be likened to a cylinder machine w takes one stroke of piston to complete a (jwllO jtfor tkm iik rtrjns ' f iJdnle initio jquesti lution. To go on witl ,((t|,jp inalogy, the pence Beast Barracks is the , liminary stage in v. y jj the pressure is applie the first time. It migl f called the power strc , . On July 1, 1930, hundred and thirteen entered West Point, of them dreaming of 1 buttons, stripes on upper arm, and the ap ,. , of the uniform; them thinking of i, time of serving their c i ' try; some of them tl mg of a technical ec tion; and some of 1 thinking of nothing in ticular. and not at all ' why they had come 1 or anywhere else for matter. They forme front of the Admini tion Building m a straggling queue, the 224 ' mi. 1 tken iis " lia( til in tkpei The ud tl tiiijiiail Itueto GWtli king, ; ime in many a day that " K R i [ ' key were to do anything jitcept in a military forma- They were checked the entering list, and Jent through the Sally- of Central Barracks. Each of the entering Jen gathered his courage s hands and went ftrough the doors on the foop of barracks to be lelcomed by the Upper- ' issmen who were lying wait for him there. ■ ■cm that moment until e end of Beast Barracks, ' erything was hazy. We tched and carried; we n and drilled ; we stood laminations; we an- ' i ered questions; and we Dwly rounded into shape ' r that day when we ' ■■ ere to be presented to ■ e Corps. Those of us ho had at first wondered out the name " Beast ' • ' " irracks " had no difficul- ' " ' at all in figuring out hy the period was so med. The sound and ry of the place stunned until thought and oughtful action were Wpossible and we came rd went in a dream, ight face, left face, school I the soldier, and school the squad — if we had •Id time to dream any- fling but the dream we ere living, we should dreamed of those mgs which were drilled rto us by the hour there I the parade ground. Some of us had never ten a command before our lives, but it wasn ' t before we learned, tiuij " : Tien a yearling said, " ' Do t,_ulj; ■ IS, " we did it without |« tki ' ' ' - ' ' " ' ' rther thought or ques- ni-i By the time the First lass reached us, twelve ys after our entrance, «ying orders constitut- the normal form of life 225 BE.AST R.ARR.ACK iirwj ' ViW BEAST BARRACKS , for us. This training las ed for a month, the slov est month God ever mad Then we started slightly different form i life. Instead of squad dr; and calisthenics all mori ing and most of the afte noon, we began drillir with our companies, an learning how to danc and how to swim. After day of that, we would g to Parade with the Corp and get a few extra ide; on how to march in form tion with Upperclassmei It was remarkable to v how many diiferent waj there were to do a con paratively simple thir like walking, and stf wrong. Every Upperclas man m the company had different idea of how w should put our feet dowi and each of them told u with additional inform, tion, not quite so pleasaii jl f to receive. By that time, howeve we were beginning to r vive. We could even loo jtjjijjy ' around us and see the hi melting into the mists the morning, so that the was no clean line of div sion between them ar the sky; hard and clea cut in the afternoon su and heat; misty again the evening, as the lor shadows fell across th parade ground. To som of us those hills were help, just as a steady ar unswerving friend is help in trouble, and to a of us they were, at time or another, beautifi to look at. We now wei beginning to hear the ta of the Spirit of West Poin and somehow, caught u in the thought of thi spirit, was the Honor Sy tem. That, too, was drille into us with the same fii and earnestness that tt 226 W, aesK ir.intc :,tet8 mil ;Rto xe we rfeHi jiiear •;isffltb ©«,!« ml :xm -Ji, iO Ito :i othei iHowev r ' ' Tlls trji-;. , ■ " ttiforiujpj , h " ' ' fiof ' f ' f ' " " soldier and atmontijg ] ' ' is scliool ot the squ.id, Tla, j j ' ' :he manual of guard duty, • ' Hiferenth! K ' " ' ' " " ' ' ' " " ' " " ' " " " ' life. |j5(j . f ' ' ■ pfle and bayonet had been - SelTjH ' - - ° ' " kin,;. 1 ' lan does not he to pro- ™ ' " S»!n:., ,. ,,- ,- J , 1, " " ect himselr or to forward ™™tOiW|I!! Wr. itnfti, ■ ' ■ IS own interests. y« " k»UewonIls„ Beast Barracks drew an end, more swiftly 1 we knew, and before ig we were ready for Plebe Hike, of which had heard various re- ts from the Upperclass- We thought, among ' Ourselves, because we did - ' " " io thinking except among -rfi i iirselves, that nothing luunemiHnykj julj be worse than Beast Mmhdkr toacks, so we looked WdputourfeetJo. ,rward to the hike. It doclioftbtoyi iarted in rain and heat, wtk idtoml infon j by noon of the first tion,iiotqiiite»pleas y half of us were sick to iMive. id the other half wanted By that time, kwei be. However, the worst wemtejiimingto as yet to come. Bad as Vive, We could even lo at first day ' s march was, jraiiKJusindseetlieli was not in the same Kiting into the niiiti ass with the third day, ihenioniitig,sothatthi hen an officer on a horse wisnocbnlKofJi d us up and down hill M ta ' een then i most at a trot until we the sty: W and cli tfgot everything except ait m the afternoon i loving our feet fast ifd heat; nist) ' ip " lough to keep from fall- (jij jvetiin?. 2S ' hf li Ig- Finally, however, the iladows fell i ' ended, and Camp II- ranJe ffouid. To minationcameandwent, of (15 those hills « " a blaze of glory for the l,elp,jBStJsaste;idyi pperclasses, and a wervinj ftw ' ' ' work for the plehes. ' Jib in trouble, mJ " st Barracks was over. It ' us they WW ' ebe Year was begun. iffleoranother.b " " « mIookJt- ' ' itjinninS ' to hear the ;Spptoffc ' P " Jsweho " ? ' „,heMt«t istheHoW „tous«it» LEBE YEAR E thought by the end of Beast n,„, . Barracks that " - ( (jd msJnfje knew all there was to ■- - - Mliii jjj J J •j[i(],jgiiie ow about how to stand and how to walk, but 227 BEAST BARRACKS ¥ ' we soon found that t returning Second CI had a few thoughts their own that the ve . lings didn ' t know ,ibo ' and the First Class h forgotten. The Seco Class worked on us i about two weeks, a then the talk of footb season took the inten of the Upperclasses aw from the thankful plebi There were rallies in t mess hall and rallies in t Area, and talk of No Dame and Yale, and Hr ; ijit ' ard and Illinois, but m er a word of Navy un one fateful night when t Superintendent climb onto the platform and tc us that a game had be scheduled with the Na for December 12. It w on the football trips tfc we began to feel the uni of the Corps, and t sense of power and ca [fo pleteness that comes wi being one of a group men bound togeth er by common ideal of servic and a common knowled of discipline. We felt this only dim until Plebe Christmas, f the pressure was still us, and we had very litt time to feel or to thin but we did feel it noi the less. It was durii Plebe Christmas that v first began to realize th we were a class, and n just a heterogeneous mai of men. We saw the ot side world a little, had little chance to enjoy ou selves without the help ' the Upperclasses, and g- set for the long road uni June. After Christmas can the gloom period, whit we wouldn ' t have mind( much ourselves, exce] that we felt so sorry fi the Upperclasses who hi rm ik sof tlik| m :ast barracks t mtmiing S(i,ij , Just ' o ' " ' ' ' ' ' ' " ' ' ■ " " ' " fcaJ a f(j, 1 ibhristmas Leave at home. owittif " ' . ' ' ' " - ' " ' y ' ' " ' " sdidn ' tt r,, " ■■. ' regularity of clock- sA the fiH PI ' nO ' ' ; ' ' y °f school, Wai Ti ' ' ikurday afternoon in the Cfenmrij Vf watching basketball , " iM on Hill , . , , " ■ boxing, or perhaps do- ; a little of one or the ler ourselves; then Sun- y and five more days of hool. Pretty soon we he- n to hear another stir • the sleepy Corps. Huiv , , redth Night was draw- tl ' % near with the Hun. ! " " ' «lLthN,ght Show. Our «rJandfc,te .j.J .tes were ,n ' • " «f%« coast, and more than a «f lmM»bvofthem were behind «» ' e scenes lifting and put- «keplatfor»,dl ,g j . j fetching " tmm dcarryingaway.lt was |W«Wwife ,. first contribution to teIkeArl2.lt fe activities of the Corps nttekhltripii a whole, but more than " ' It, it marked the pas- rf the Corps, .mc ,e of two-thirds of «isoi wet.ini; L ' be Year. ' rrom then till June was ■•M ircely any time at " ' » ' " ing on boots, and otfi- dac-onbowli ,3. uniforms. The Sec- ifaplE, j cij33 gre working Wefeltthisorfyi - j,,! ,, j ich we would have to uiandweyverv. Summer Camp ) feel or to:: ij j gj _ jj yearlings taweJidfelitf: g dreaming of Fur- die less. 1 ' fl « " lyand waited. The end ' ' ° ' ° ' featlast,asallendsdo we were a class, iuitalietero«,en( of men. We a« ' gdeworldalittl ' ' little diancft " - ' while we weren ' t J, jiting for it. We went ft Summer Camp, and Jtjggled through June !?;ek, half-angry, half- :hted, until Gradua- Parade. The First left us to go front center, and we passed review before them. d with Recognition- - thrill of all thrills— lediately following pa- the iirst stroke of 229 %r " " h the four-year cycle haj finished. YEARLINC YEAR BEFORE begiii . ning the chror.j . p cle of " YearlirJ.:: |EFORE begii ning the chror cle of " Yearlir ' 34, ' " it is meet to make few enlightening remarii ' M ' YEARLING CAMP on " Yearling Years i sl General. " To this em ttdik kind reader, the chron ijtub cler assumes that or b:!iiSi Yearling Year is much th 31 mi same as another. This a sumption is, perhaps, si phistic, illogical, and coi j :jitl trary to human naturi Few, however, are th graduates who can refui its truth, for one Yearlir, r tihi Year is considered by th best authorities as bein enough for one man. ' T true that there are two o threes onsof ' 34 whohaM ™; Hj, wallowed through t ; Yearling Years, but natural regard for th( shy retiring modesty witl held the writer from ma, ing inquiries as to tl comparative merits Yearling Years . . again, avid reader, tl historian adjures you accept his postulate as 1 the sameness of Thii Class Years. History witi out philosophy is a wa without a horse; philos phy without postulates a wagon without wheel Hence, the scribe pr sents wagon, wheels ar a philosophical history Yearling ' 34. Were a painter to syi boliK Yearling Year one flowing canvas, 1 would do well to entii his study " Awakening ' and depict thereon a fa chested specimen of your manhood one toot in bottomless abyss, one fo( 230 sisiai tasbid. YEAR ' itisKeti; iwenlijlite:;:,;,, « " Yahj yg; Gad. bn solid earth, e.iger eyes )n a sunrise. The foot in he bottomless abyss is ' lebe Year and its dark- pme recollections, the foot on terra fimia is new- found freedom, the e ' es in the sunrise is the hope Vhich springs eternal, :.nd the full-chested speci- men IS a yearling. Thus vould an artist portray ■earlinghood in the raw; ' " lor would he fall short of ™ ' ' lif 4i eality in his graphic sym- WK tkt , oijsm. Just as relief, satis- leAsYearismd j j p fo .g «Jsanotkr,Tb ve battled in the Third »«»Ptais,peilapi, siass breast, so these m,ikdMi ame conflicting feelings tniytokbmnM ,usted in the chests of Fw, kwr, aie (4 during those glorious Saktewhoonrc jalcyon days when they iBtratMoroneYai Ue yearlings and " Yea YotismsiiieredK ' urio. " bauttaiesiii Hgre ends, nodding ai4kmm: der, a pseudological tD!tluttk.teri|jssertion on yearling psy- !ksonsoti Kcl|,oiogy Here begins a ttiroogli ; hronological pseudoepic -the blithesome annals ' 34 ' s second year at ' est Point. When the smoke ebe Year ' s battle rolled I the Hudson, two hun- ed and sixty-six veter- isof ' 34out of an origii kswian adiuies yoii rce of three hundred jcapttisH ' " ifce aueness of T: Yearling Years, k natural resard for il teldtke writer from! mj iiKfiines as to cmparative ments yearling Yeats . . ajiin, avid Hatt the saiEMSon. ' - ydin? ' 5 ' Were J P " YearhS Y chestedsp " " ' nineteen remained to vor the tirst delight of CljisYears.HistoO ' ' |hird Classdom, Year- it pliilosopliy is « ig Deadbeat. Chevrons mtataliots«;P™ »wered on proud lower pdywtiioiitH " ms and many a dis- isajonW ' ™ " ' ' untied disciple of ease scovered that dividing TO hundred and sixty- by the number of lard posts ' round Camp linton gave a disgusting- small quotient. Fourth July Reveille . . . hik- i Jo mH to the mess hall around , . .j iiy " Awk d over the Plain . . . cnic on Constitution lenot? [and the King of im s visit . . . whatBatt. 11 live in new South I :i X V ve.arlin;; camp YEARLING CAM Barracks . . . the cind path . . . Delaiield ... hi walk on Flirtation . . sumirer moonlight . . . t historian can only sugge events — praying that t mystic alchemy of conn tation will evoke mem ries - . . pleasant memorieta- Less pleasant and " sterner stuff will he tl recollections of activiti afield. Many an other wi , , rational lad awaken in the dead of nig.jtf screaming, " every man qualified rifleman! " Mai a perverted wag tickh himself uproariously I yelling " Inspec-shun Pi! to! " " to thoroughly disi terested ears. Full many prospective artiUerym; swore mighty oaths of ilK nunciation to rauco ' ' " i ' - shouts of " Canonee Post. " Many a " Snoop and Peeper " ground gritty teeth together as 1 picked assorted twigs frc his luxuriant hair. An if the historiai elude Terpischore amoi the Tactical Muses, mat a perspiring wooden did feats of magic ' nea the roof of Cull um for t glory of the " fifth intfil )»:: mediate position. " The too, there was the trat tional " Slow Trot Hi with Its concomitant ai innumerable aches, pan and stiffness. In retri spect, all of these touci mg tortures seem humc ously trivial. A sense accomplishment dims t memory of difficulties ai ' assuages the physical ai mental bruises. Now that the evils " 34 " s Summer Camp a listed, let the narrat enumerate a few accoi plishnients. By dmtoft usual sweating and squii mg every member of qualified in Ritle Marl 232 t Lew nl»„... iBseii upromiar y ' lnspecik:, tol ' totkoyftiv; tOMieaKiullr FfOSfCtive artiiier- wofemjlitvojtlisr wain to n; ikoiltS of t,i::- Post. " Mm,! v, Jiid Peep;r " jrir,: jnttyteetktocflLf!; picWassortdtm;-- kis Immnt bii, if fe boriffl r.ii ' : elude Tcrpisi.ore,i ' i tt TaacalMKi,: J perspinng mk- ij feats of m;;: tkeioofofCiilki::: j|ot)- of tl-x " tilth: ' DiedBtepoatioi!. ' - tcfttlierewJittf " tical " Slow Trot f witliitsconcoiiiit.i3! ociBeikKlifs?- iixl stfai. 1 " ■■ i[K;t,illofttK- ' ir tortuieiX " ' " ' ' otily triviil A s " j.-£Oijplistaif " ' ' i ' ■ laiotyoftf- ' ' ' ' isiajestliepaf- ' - lentalbwi-- ' No« ' tliJi ' •■ ' ' ' ■ ■ ' y ' s Siiiiiii:« !i.d, 1« ' " " ' julit " " Eanship. Not mtiny roses r this hitherto unwon lOnor tire presented to the ■ en behind tlie ijuns. For, vithout fear ot contradic- ton, the mtijor shce of iHiise for this achieve- lent belongs to an officer ' hose painstaking, untir- ig, persistent advice ti- ally triumphed. To that tficer, late of the Tacti- li Department, even lOUgh his name will ever ■£ linked with the phrase squeeze the trigger, " " the istorian awards the met- phorical roses. In other hases of Summer Camp iictical endeavor results (•ere credittible. A few balleros ground tanbark to their tender hides, a tw of Cullum ' s ptichy- [jrms tried and retried to ,hool their stuttering [Bt to the elusive cadence ( " the waltz; but the last ictim of man ' s best friend d wobbled to his feet )d the last woebegone altzers had stumbled to j-oficiency in Vizay " s jhooi of the mazurka in me for Camp Illumina- on. t The motif of Camp II- ;iiunation was distinctly (Xabian. Tents became losques, red comforters tcame oriental tapestries (d every sun-browned farlin g became an Ara- :an Something-or-other, (liowing the romantic ttterns of Hollywood Tabs and the more start- ig patterns conjured up fertile imaginations. I ' hite trousers and white ■ats w-ere offered and (crificed on the altar of lasquerade. Dye flowed i rivers — red rivers, blue vers, green rivers, or- ige rivers, rivers of un- :lievable hue when some irdy, artistic soul said, ■-et ' s mix " em up. " " Not 233 YEARLING CAMP I a few " Arabs " donn their home-made burno es somewhat sheepish but they had only to Ic around to see more down-at-heel Son j the Prophet. Consequeil ly, all were soon mashij their partners ' toes wil equal carefree abandcf Thus ' 34 ' s first Sumn Camp joined a long Ime Yearling Summer Cam I — to the accompanimei of music, moonlight, a quasi-Arabian merrimet After Genesis— the D uge; after Summer Cat — Academics. For the telligentsia. Yearling AfM- demic Year started wi " the first tenth sheet. F ismtli theOoats, the book-brov iiig period began with t first " D " list. For the Sf ond Battalion, ye schol: iki YEARLINU YEAR tic year was born wi ' t the first inspection of thi new home with all effeminate and mollycc dlmg knicknacks. The tel de Lilliput became; wiksi once the bone of humf i ' -k ous contention and battle ground of bromic badinage. After a series: ineffectual verbal ; both the undersized ai the oversized joined pui forces against the co mon foes: Math, Ph ' History, French and Er lish. For most harassed be. ers of the lone stripe, he ever, the annalist begi the fcital annum scholasi with the football seasc Thus does he coat a mc or less bitter pill wi tasty sugar. On the otl hand, no amount of ht;i ative sugar will dimini the bitterness of the f that Harvard and Bar Wood handed U.S.M. ,it Muhie Stadium in t first major game of the st son. The trip to Pit 234 , " ■■• - ;urgh .md the splendid ' » " -( ,. welcome accorded to the " » ' tat :.ee ,:orps almost balance the " " yoicoiv; qually splendid drubbing Xi or iiat Army took on the Wieeidlidiron. The defeats of ' ' «? «.Cof«Jjic season were so com- Mj ' eieffi, Jlietely overshadowed by «!atr.eri;»-,j,e bleak tragedy of the N as-.ii :: ale Game as to seem in- ' ™s Hi jia J:q:)nsequential. It was in )OKi,i::-;-, je hard-dnvmg, closely- ' Suae: C-; tUght scrimmage of that " • " ftf acioiro [line that a great Army rf music, umij:;, ad truly " hit them with ' ' Wlallllle l: ery thing he had. " ' feGerusiHtii i The historian neither i?;sfeS(iir£[4 1ogizes nor elegnes on " Aoktiics, Fcf :;■. .e passing of Dick Sher- t%iit=ii.yK;r,;,i)an, ' 33. There is, how- iiBiii Va itanec i(fer, one throat-catching ' ii fa teitii sk Upression that transcends tWjii6is,tie»ji-i)i written sentiments. ngpHBOKfj ' x:: %at impression is a mem- fa Tk, to: ;v:i y of the sudden blast of that smacked the hall at dinnertime 1 Sheridan ' s fatal con- was announced . . . ! memory of the expres- Jess, stolid faces that teliLliputx.-fW wordlessly from the ji lij. tee c:Ll¥SS hall— leaving an un- cus caitenB: -.t ted, suddenly tasteless tattkjrocio! ' ::: ?al . . the unforgettable yj i fr. -; mory of an emptiness. Mfetelvr.hs- , Greatness, after all, is ;, £omparative quality and ;-Hny are the standards of . l mparison. Despite all ; comparative scores in tballdom, however, writer rates the team [«htkur.cers: ibforersi ' ■:;:; Hxces ajffit ' .: m fc; t " HiOT.Fieniffi- ' •i .irv ' i t — with the spectre of -■ k ke-tri ' T ' death hovering ° ' ' ' lki :f ? every play-rose up and |iev eri L .1,. iM " ; ' s W re Dame, as the great . - ' .i«,t Army team. ,; ! ' Beating Navy added ..■; fet to the few days left ,. • i til Christmas leave — ■ .,- ' ft ' s first leave with the .-.jijuai exceptions found in |, ' ;ttr. 14:04 Orders, U.S. Sl) lC. The post-Chnstmas ,.,.itve period settled murk- , ,,.;,:|if on leaden wings. Your ,, ! torian has searched the 235 m W SECOND CLASS VH.AR VIRGINIA TRIP after- Yuletide archives vain — only to find sui lacklustre catchwords " Review and InspectK in the Area " and " I fantry Drill. " One metec ic flash of color caught 1: eye — Hundredth Nig . . . " The Merry Wiv of West Point " . . . Now, ever so patie reader, the perpetrator this " Yearling in Metr riam " leaves you wh he, too, joins the Class 1934 on that happiest yearling days ... the d, when he was no longer yearling . . . the d. whose noontime saw h: bursting full ' spe(|( through the North Salli port of Central Barrac|fl — full dress coat on oif arm and waist-belt 1 tween his teeth . . . " Fv lough Class Dismissed SECOND CLAi YEAR H -OME, at laJ presents a p ture; dark ai dreary as a tomb! " Af so, like all things good ai pleasant, that glorious terlude from iron-fetter discipline and the ceai less routine of duty car to an end. Furlough ha for " 34. The reaHsation this fact was furth " brought home to us by ' W P-radeinF. D. onthed ' 4 of our return. Back in harness again — the u ' accustomed feel of a hi; ' collar and a close-tittir ll tunic after months of t i( freedom of flannels ai i such. Gone the brigl 4 colored cravat, the blaz 4 and the sport shoes — i placed by Full Dress gr and white, underarms! Book drawing torn tion and more black bir 236 ; r iJI _ p- JaKit: rs. And so to Academics, |T " taJi; . Q., Doughboy, Inter- " Rk ° " ' " ' ■ ' ' ■ ' ' ' " " P-rades.-The mT ' ! ' " ' - ntire Second Class will , ™ inc ftend a lecture in the ™i. Oieuet. [hilosophy lecture room. " " colorQii,;., [itoms and reactions un- ' ' HiBdreJtl I pr the stern tutelage of -■ Ui,v : be Signal Corps. F , ma. S hu ,,e panacea of Mechanics • ' ' i« |s» rtension and compres- ' ' ' «lwi totiiton — linguistic enJarge- teleailin.i„ li. ' ient, " Mi teniente. " The " fcvci you i; s to the Drawing " " ■ " ■■ hC. cademy are still as long ever. " Lettering to- " " 1 was a Major ■ 1 .-!,;:. -en. " The chill winds of 5 % ■ . . tke i ill, and whites to the ' ■ ' temntiiiieaitij ' iunk room. Football sea- -ursting lullijii (n to break the monotony tlwijiitlieNonkiittrips. A real Navy [oitM ' CcitelMtine this year and our -UdiKcMo ' l st visit to Philly — a m and niitM( nc o ' clock town, for us! Wfflkiiteetk., i ' lianksgiving and the ijiiCkss [)iiiiiixi;! 5at-Engineer classic — [fumph of matter over |T. P. under the direction YEAR fttheDept. ofN. andE. 111! — " Close your trav- Winter Deadbeat — ( jsmo, and red comforter f those who fiivor the 9ser ation of energy itsory — writs and worry. |yen, for those whose _ i , ifmes were not in vain, , , , ■ instraas Leave ! For icj ,. e, a resumption of the ii,iirs of Furlough; for Xose whose homes are to far away. New York ©Washington — bright Ints -no taps — no re- V|lie- no " All right " — Cf again — parties and i«,imes and more parties -lolorful military func- t;is in the nation ' s Capi- t New Year ' s Eve in w York! Need I say Tre ' No! Back again to .li grind and the gloom iod -e.m.fs ' s and as- I bodies — the 37mm I ' Rernoulli ' s Thee- 237 H •jn ' ik- VIR(_;iNI.A TRll VIRGINIA TRIP rem — vest-pocket rev . — Lapwound mid shu ■,: to the Goats — Aer , namics and B.S. al i; Randolph — Spic lect ' ;; — " Cuando dijo de lencia. " Educational trips " These came from tomb of, " " Wonder v •: time we ' ll get throug , " How long does it tak :o get to Times Squar ' . " over seven thou. ' d years old, " " That " : queer-looking specimi The mutilated Do n warrior of huge din sions. " What an Ai tant he ' d make! " Mt ing the O.A.O., dii and dancing, the last " ry, and the long, wp ' - ' •-; climb from the statioi barracks. Signs of spr embryo officers s admiration — P- again — Hundredth N Show and the O.A iSli CuUum balcony in moonlight — star-ga, on the plain, writ»i xit " will be required to t » ai ' an examination in j r fi tronomy. " With the approacip - 10 |une our thoughts v - ' " ? ' proiected forward tohV ' i ' fimed Virginia Trip. B- «( it to be a snare and dph- sion, or was it to be en better than Furloughs we had heard? Only 1 1 would tell, and there .» still June Week, p-raii reviews, " Tents wille looped and rolled, " Di- field, picnics, " Hop wit XXX, " and at last the kji gray line of ' 33 front li center, ' 34 taking o i Graduation Exercises, fk make list, surprises k« disappointments, bacli camp and into the th !■ • barred dress coats. Secid i Class Year has we j First Classmen now! 238 I RG I N T A TRIP " E stood and stood, we began to have rather sious Jouhts as to our eer going on that famed rginia Tnp in spite ot f concrete evidence of r- " Chateau Thierry, " gaming out in the ri -er. Jany cadets, officers, and fames were swarming aiut and talking, until c prolonged Bon Vo ' - ac began to get anti- cnatic. There was much pture-taking of the same ' J scenes that had con- ' Jifinted us for the past t;ee years — going away arned to make them al- XKt beautiful to our ac- itjtomed eyes. i 3ut when finally we vre all loaded on the fculiar cattle boat and fcied out to the trans- pt, our pent-up excite- n-it all hut burst the . bids with which we wre so carefully restram- ir it After all, one is Apposed to greet the prginid Trip with apathy ai ' we did not want to b ik the custom. We de- 1.1 d that we too could ta: It in our stride and Kjrn unimpressed. o sooner had we Sited down the river wh the thrilling escort 6i pliyful airplane than SCieone came running on «k with the startling nf s that down below th were selling skags fca nickel a package. It fA hard not to be en- vttisiastic about a two- ttds cut in the tax of 6« favorite vice — we su;ed to our feet and -Stiggled en masse to se- ci 1 share of the spoils, .pper on that boat VIR(;iNL- TRIF 4 was reminiscent of Pittsburgh Trip and oi epicurean hegiras of Corps; we ate and ate secretly made up mind that the captaii of a transport was the for us. We were given a spa tilled with alarms .i noise of battle on w we were expected to m Virginia. We sav movie by the starli t and to the sound of j lapping waves. Otf e Jersey coast came a Bli p ; skirting playfully aroii our masts and flooding decks with her seal light. As it went scm ing by on the wind decided that we sho prefer some other mod transportation for our r turnal excursions. We retired to our bu feeling well satisfied v the start of the trip, after the business of J Week, we greeted th hunks with warmth- except the Third 1 that is, for these tires individuals insisted or,v dulging their gam habits by staging race] the lower and smp form ot animal life night. Rumor hath it this sport was very eij mg, though it did several of the fans a 1 porary case of insomr,. The next morning; ; stood on deck and wat our approach to the CF berlain Hotel and white beaches of Monroe. We greet© first view of Virginia cheers and debark our first posts. Our battalion s off with Fort Monn the Coast Artillci learned how to c .ind depress and the floor plate i ' VIRGINIA TRIP JJ i ht inch. We learned, iiiLwhat til our Jisni.iy, hat the cry " it ain ' t Inmed " doesn ' t mean hat the gun isn ' t going 3 fire We shot hundreds t unsuccessful rounds tter the most elusive air- lane we have ever met, ut to our surprise we got Sme few hits. We were taken to Nor- jlk to meet the U. S. S. ' Mississippi. All dressed p in more or less spoony ;hites and conducted by lidget ensigns who had ibbit or ferret hlood, we ' awled and ran around lat ship until we were orpnsed to find ourselves ' ill in the Navy Yard ' ' hen we came up for Teath. It was interesting ! spite of the dirt and imne to inspect the ship lunng her rejuvenation. ' here is now one battle- iip whose future pere- Tn itions we shall follow ith interest and affec- on Social life in Monroe as ibout as 3.0 as we )uld desire. The Beach lub gave us miles of darkling sand and cool It water. We had dinner Hampton and loafed ound the town like fur- ughmen. We went on 1-day picnics and lived seventh heaven in spite roasted backs and iighs. We danced at the :ach Club to the roar of ie breakers and the en- lusiastic, if slightly dis- irdant, harmony of the ind. We even took an !-night ride and paid a sit to Norfolk — once. ' e had, in fact, a grand, citing, and lazy time id after the rumors we ; id heard of Bragg, we ited to pack up to leave. - But leave we did, and hat a voyage! Swelter- 241 J w -I %- ' 1RGIN1A TRIP f JiS ing in the opening assauli of a terrible day, marched to the wharf a packed ourselves on boan f the mine layer " Generr Schofield, " for the trip t Pmners Point. We give i as our opinion that w ' could row that tug faste than its engines could cai i ry it. After chuggin along for several hours w ' i finally managed to arriv at the train pier and foun i our cars waiting. That train was one c the biggest snares of th whole Virginia Trip. Iimi looked so cool and clea-jB ' when we first got on i g cool green seats and fan ' whirring busily. But whj a mistake, for it rume our schoolgirl complexior and our equanimity ( spirits quite complete!; We went to sleep in th cooling draft of an ope!; window and awoke to fin ourselves buried in dii and cinders. Passing the Third Bal!| talion on its way to Lan ley Field we offered tl trade places with thei| and accepted their c dolences for the awfuln of the fate in store for u ' Weird stories of frog-ii fested barracks and rebe infested Fayetteville adi ed to our misery. They gave us a P.M.I lunch with fried chicke which seemed at first little solace for our tro bles, but we soon fou that it only served make a better base for 1 dust of the roadbed. The luckless battalic pulled into Bragg sunk ; the nadir of uncomfor,, ableness. We weren ' t i whether we ought to 1:1 glad to get off the train cl disgusted with a placj situated in the midst such a sea of hea ■st I troi iKe: f it the train pietinjv wcaiswjitiiij, lluttrimvii,- «lj8gestsMer " toijyv Biiti- i(iu ' il» i|uile cunp We went Infer moiiders. NratheTliifJ ' and accepted tkeii Jotefortkj«tJ ofthedtciiiitotf; Weird stotK ol " fotedbaracbir:: infested Fiyatcvilt edtoouriniw. Bey five " 5 J P ' ' di wtb ' « " ■ ' ■ ,.y ieemeJ ■■t " little iotef " ' ' ' bb,but«w ' ' tkt It only ' " ' ' akeat«tterte ' ' Juitoftke ' ' " " ' - Thel ' ' pulled mtoBt--- the nadit ol r- ' ; hetki« ' AdtogetoS! - Just; so we picked up our t.xit lockers and retired to the barr.icks for a little li.irmonious gripin; . The work at Fort Bra i k more in line with our ,150 ideas of our impor- :,ince, for there were no nore floor plates and home rams. " Instead we ;.it m the shade of ,i tl ' ind told someone else A-here we wanted the phots to land. We wished, IS the telephone operator greeted our half-hearted :orrections with a cynical :mile or downright laugh- er, that we had paid just I little more attention to pur instructors who had nried to s how us the " up i " s " and " right two :e- 15. " But it was great fun lopping shrapnel all over ,hose hills, and we felt ;hat we were real artil- erymen when one day a ucky shot almost annihi- ated one of the caissons ;ve were using for a tar- get. F. W. D. trucks crambling up and down nils like mountain goats ;ave us a Coney Island jhrill at least twice a day. , The Field Artillery lisabused our minds on .he singleness of their yeapons, for they showed ;is guns ranging from lit- le pack howitzers to the |en ton floating bath tub ;.nd let us listen to the ivhistle of 155 " s over our •leads. We are still won- ilering who had to tow he sheet tank target (cross the field while a )attery of 75 " s shot at lim. The afternoons and A ' enmgs at Bragg were perfect. The Post seemed determined to, and quite iUcceeded in, capturing jur hearts. We had pic- lics of every imaginable -ind. Dinner parties a la ' MMHK CAM e . grande mode and h( What hops those w too, the orchestra even hotter than the ro i and we " shagged " to cj_ hearts ' content under t very eyes of the O. C. took jaunts around country-side in tl femme ' s auto and gener ly enjoyed ourselves. On the Post had us in ha; we weren ' t given a m ute to think of the heat dust. When the week w over we weren ' t sorry go back to Langley a the coolness of the Bz jijitlie 5J0f hut we were sorry leave Bragg behind. The second time boarded the A. C. L ,|twii cool, clean coach we we (rid forewarned and for armed. We supplied oi selves with soap and to els and kept away fro ;;jijl| the inviting breezes oft open windows. We wav goodbye to our kind hO ' esses and turned towar Langley Field. After a stirring spec by our inimitable Capt we settled down to vestigating the Air Corp and the Air Corps settll down to showing They rushed us hith and yon and back a and showed i thing they could thinkl — bombs and guns, chutes and cameras, plan y,; and wind tunnels But, of course, the f ing was our main intere After our first piene coeur, we enjoyed it li lads on a holiday. We d covered, to our surpri: that things from an a plane look something 1) they do on an aerial phot graph. We discovered tt we wouldn ' t be such go navigators for an overse flight and that any grou; hoops we threw anythi tel SUMMER CAMP 244 -X d ■«. 4e or; t would be extremely ■life, hi tact we ,ite it up nd decided that maybe I ' e ' d rather go in the Air brps than to the Coast with. " ' The reputation accord- d the Langley hops was ot a rumor. Their orches- a was our pride and joy. J p ■ kith special honors and , ' " • ' ■■ -i burishes to the man with lie bass fiddle. We rode ' er to Williamsburg and ' .w Rockefeller ' s project, jj e took a boat ride up ?»Wtob.lev| g j3 es River and pic- ' cked on the beaches. We ent to Hampton for din- th xx.. ;r, lunch, and breakfast Tlie mi tKJjid to Monroe for swim- Wed k A, C. j . It was another fur- cool,defflcai:!-, ' ,ve, rygh packed into an ex- kmm c. : ,ting eight days of work iiiie lVeiufp;ii.,j,d piay_ selveswit!isoipin;i{; ] e were all gloomy it finally came time say goodbye and pack ■ trunks for home again, spite of " no taps " lors, shark and crab i es from Camp No. 1, " BiBCocte:-,, . puts iror country-si;; •■ ' yo ' joyedciiirie ' Ke.M w weren ' t jve- " l«totliinl;o:; ' :,. owwewrffl ' t ik coolness hit we VK els and kept s tk inviting kcexs J opiiimiowi.Wed jooaktoouryiJ esses and t(i!nc(]to«i Lan ey Field. After iitirrEi ' ru d moans interspersed byoiiriniimt:iHt ' C-;: ' . lth curses over lost keys, m settled dow. t: " iiursday night slipped vestijatingtheAifCi ■ with little worry ex- jndtlieMCcipii ' i [)t to two harassed JoTO to iliora? I C. ' s. Tliey mshcd us it JAs we steamed out ot lul yon and teM unpton Roads ne.xt j sliowed us e; iming, we were escort- lluittkeyMldtte fby a launch filled with -tank sni 5ii ' ■■ ' ' fe femmes who had en- Aj|(j5j„(l;iEfr,--, ' -:t!tained us so nobly on jjijwindtuffli r visit to the southland. But, of (IMX. ti« key waved and promised jvjwjsouritaiiii " " write and slowly . fe our ft bpped j„lovedi! tded north ag ' ' i astern as we idscna ' ' ! .siitsmi ' IRST CLASS ;i,„to! »M YEAR tiJe dooll!n « fi-n ■ " " Sntbesucl day we arrived at ;; fo,„„. - West Point, after ■ j „5j« never-to-be-forgotten , .- " Vginia trip, that 245 T was not until the SUMMER C.AMP mm SUMMER CAMP i realized that we were a( tually First Classmen. Th last night out on the tran. port we even forgot thr we were cadets — for th night air soft as the peta of a rose, a huge golde moon at the end of broad silver path stretcl. ing away from the shi) and the gentle rolling ( the " " Chateau Thierry I had caused us to lose ou selves in memories of t lighter moments of tl Virginia Trip. Even tl , members of the Secorj Battalion, who had got i at three o ' clock in tl morning to take the he dirty train trip from Fo Bragg to Monroe, stayf. up to forget the realit that was ours on tl morrow. Arriving in Summj Camp the following morj ing we were totally svi prised by the warm rece tion the yearlings gave 1 It seemed that camp hi ™ " changed and that Yes ling Deadbeat for the was not what it had be " ' " ' for us as yearlings. With the usual We Point expediency, — were straightened, t ' First Class took over t ' plebes, drills were starte and the Third Battali left for the Cavalry hill All thoughts of canoetj on the Hudson, tenr and swimming in De ' held were swept away drills, hikes, parades, instruction for the : cadets. The drills, thou, intense, were varied a interesting. Seeming: ' overnight we became ' • perts in signal comma- cation, authorities on • fantry weapons, expf enced leaders in scouti! and patrolling, and pr,u cal military engineers. At no other time d ' r n t 3 246 r ng our stay at the Acade- ny did we get such a keen , nsight into the practical ' ' ■■ " ' ' fflior»o;ji (ide of the hne branches. Wecadfts ,;,, jj e went on night ma- J ' iiir, joeuvers in the hills, built - " S.ilus; .restle bridges and pon- " « ' tie er.: ; con bndges, as well as ' ' « ptJiiUj |vire entanglements and liSimv ;if ,: tenches. On the Cavalry ike not only did we ride, -ut also we received first and knowledge on the » " oniiiieir.0H;;- -are of horses and equip- Witff Mmpn .. .,ent. We learned the ad- antages of mobile anti- - ircraft artillery as we ,. .._ ped along the highways H fflitt oclKi ■: :i the high powered Ckiast MniiiijKitiie::.- rtillery trucks. A pri- .ate ' s-eye view of the car- .ig for teams and the ■andling of actual prob- :;ms was obtained on the leld Artillery hike. |Jights around a fire after long wear ' day of hik- .ig were welcomed with liny tm top !■:■: BriggtoMorM, . up !o forget it • Anivins f. Cmptlsefolbj M « ' t were toiiiii pnidkythemniiii ' " - totkeyearliBKivl " " ' ' ° ' ' " ° It seemed tbt cir ■ st Barracks applied the I I J .; . V jold that a former Com- Lg°!)eafatiolj» " ' " -as ranotwlBtityil „, , , . ,i Mty instruction, parades Will the ii. ' : ■ , ' ;, f , , , , .id so on so filled the , ] t ys that one often won- 5 ' lfcr d which class was he- wont to jLcntion often. Drills, First Class tooUvi molded. TL in " " ? ' Occasionally, one found tkTbrJB. " -j to go to a hop at .ullum — " uniform, all left ti)( tie Ci ' ,yitboujlitsoica! ] m tie Huta jBJ S» ' il» " S hite, " and the forgotten I auty of the balcony on Sli»« P ' ' wed. Then jjli.biles.F ' ' fflcrf! ' ' ' moonlit night was re- too a color entertainment was al- ays welcomed. At the end of the sum- the combined ma- vers of the four Class- took place as usual It this time It was more a summer cruise than a ke. On Monday it driz- :d, Tuesday it rained, Wednesday it poured, id on Thursday the dams 247 Sl ' MMER ( U y I SUMMER CAMP of Heaven broke. Shei ofwater beating down t pup-tents, howling win carrying them awa food diluted, clothi drenched, weary wat ' soaked feet, equipme rusty — such words adequately express t ■ misery of those few da; A practically submerg camp with dry beds ), side the tents was a W ' come sight at the end ' i;s i)i the " cruise of 1933. " ' i bus But after every stoi comes the sun — this tir m the guise of Camp tumination, or perhai iiiuP- more e.xactly expressed-! ' txiii " Gymnasium IlluminiriiaTli tion, " for this year tj ' ltiJinOi party was held in the gyi »i! U Through the work of tBtjd committee the place w changed to a verital: ballroom, and there beii ' ' iirsd ' no special motif, the ccj sf-nd tumes ranged from Prinj Sikm Charming and the Beauti to the Beast, With the end of Sutj :8. ind mer Camp, we moved | ' AutlKi barracks to take over m completely than in summer the interior ministration of the Corp And with the assumptic of these duties came added worry of a diffia First Class curricul The courses had changed and the wi was harder than any ■ ' ' ■ the previous three year but at the same time i;jf6 tensely more interestiniijjii Further, there was an i centive to work — to g the branch we wanted, i if not the branch at lea the station. No sooner had Ac demies started than a su cessful football season w launched. Four trips mat the time to Christm seem shorter. Then aft a trip to New York tl 248 {]• ■Irnd e ccj sr-nd ' rinjfcsio :aut|lBs.T Jutj ■ :8. ind d |vv.itk, T " )rp itic etl|.s fgculr ulutR; f " I ti,ki. ' - PSunng the interior pres- writ season was upon us. " " ' " Sties. lure on a gun, the bend- tig moment (blue) and the ;hear (red) of beams, the iize of a bomb-proof, and H% (he type of government I " ° ' ' - ' )est suited to our needs 2 ' ' ' " ■ ept us in the hall until r;: ,- ' ' : .teat night. ' Wdy ; I Then finally Christmas PWkdn ' k, ,eave came, as all Christ- « ' be tents was, g Leaves do— slowly, J! « ' te.- Ind passed lust as quickly • eofiov, s all leaves do. It wasn-t ? hard to return that time s It had been in the past, )r It was surely the " Last ■ " " toi, ot K ,ound Up. " Just one mcmctiv mt. undred and fifty days un- 1 June. The traditional ilixim Period, colder than . ay we had felt before, lassed quickly with the rdering of uniforms and (uipment and the arrival hoots and other articles J be tried on again and in to show the Under- QurannfMidtliek assmen. The Air Corps inraijntiieivoii to the Beast, Witbtkcenilc; ' iDO Camp, we ej; lamcbtotaleovi: iompletely tb ; sumei tke inter.- misirationoftlfi. And with the isr of these duties; : iJiledworn ' olj;: camination came and assed and many found bt all their piloting in le future would be the loting of a horse or an itomobile which a de- leted equipment fund duld only begin to buy. After the longest, hard- tt winter of our four First Class cmitj «u:s came to an end the He courses hiJ |) wers that be decided iaiacd and the »at the Corps needed a » baiJer m ' tie previous ta» " tut It the saos f- ' M " ' ' " ' ' ' ' ' further, there te- cecnvetowort ' t ' the branch we « " ' i not the M ' ikitacioii So iconet Si; JaniBSisrteJt " - cesfalfwty ; ' |3IJIKb«if " ; ' ' ' the time v f itfinihotte ' ' •■ 1 tnp to ' ' i3t during which the, (uld recuperate from the ' inter and prepare for the sring buck-up and writs. .nd so West Point saw . ' i| first vacation. The oc- ■(feion was Hundredth ight Show and from ' lursday night until Sun- oy night the Corps was to rest. As week-ends e e in order and four iy week-ends are scarce, ijny in our class fore- went the pleasure of West I ' lnt for the bright lights 249 .XITfi.ALL TRIPS I t; r FIRST CLASS YEAR of New York and Wash ington. The week-end at Wes Point was of course great success. There wer hops every night and evei the plebes had a hop oii Thursday. The Show oi Saturday was considereci the best we had seen our four years. Sunday night, as Sunj day nights will, bring bad! the week-enders and th sending away of femmes It was nearly necessary t(i vs declare another holiday tii i,. - 5 permit the Corps to re. i , cover from the week-end | _ j but after a bad Mondav ,...jjj[ we settled down for thii ; j, last long pull until Junei ;] j, Among the other in: ) i novations to which 0U| . class had first been ex i ...ij posed we find the renci I vated course in Militar;i History. Very soon aftel Christmas we took ou| nine volumes of Milit History under our armf and set forth to conque| 1,;, Napoleon, Lee and Grant 1 . . j In fact we were so usei to acting the part of Na poleon during the weel; ■ that we gave the femme -. quite a start on Saturday night by calling them Jr sephine. When we reachei the Civil War the ini structor showed quite :K lack of tact by naminK boys from deep Georgi ' T . to take the part of Geni T eral Sherman. The cour jj proved, however, to b I one of the most interest|| ing that we have studieclj at the Academy. j The old question, " I winter comes, can sprinf be far behind? " held true For spring followed witl infantry drill, more in tense studying, the fina rounding off of a fev rough edges, and lastly the spring writs and thi 250 II rnd of Academics. Then Tlieweel tr: . n an orgy of packing, in- S " " !!!! was r,i errupted only by choos- 5ratajc£j5; r , " ng our branches of the ' ' »E«««r)-j,.,., ' ...r «r ' Jce, June Week was ' fekiir | P° " us— the Class of Tliiiisiy. Tj ' ec ■ Thirty-Four. Siturday xa : liebeswet,. [UNE WEEK wf«irye.K, Suodjy 51=; iyisjlmn-ill ■ii welitidei ' t w nearly nece hard to tell whether or not June Week disproves the )ld axiom that anticipa- poiiiit tkt 0)rr l«t afer a x sestttyjffiv: la kg pull !.:::, AmoDj tk :- DKItions to ;v:,:. iss U te: -; poKd K k: ::. ntd mx :- ' L HiSoty.Ver,; CtenBs ivf : imvobei:.: ' : History mic : and stt font :: . Na|iota,Le(-- InktwK- tositi ttep " pjleoi (kin? ti; tliatwja«tli " -i quite a start on n:: (tjhtbyQfci- ' - ie{fe.Wkn ' .ve: ' tteCviU ' it-, stpjctoi kui ' ■ ki of ta:i ' " ' ■ ■ leys from K ' Btiktkp. " ' enlSbmBi ' f ' cKoftliEs: ' jictlilt ' ' - itiiieAa c ' tuter £« •;; ' ottny «! ' ■ Moastu vK ' ion. The cadet ' s version )f anticipation . . . " pip- ng " ... is a primary func- ion of his life, and begins :amestly and fervently he day he enters the Academy. And this June Veek is the time to which ve have looked forward :he most, and for which ,ve have had the days rounted and announced or so long. It was hard :o believe it would ever ;ome. We knew it had, the lay that Academics tor :he Underclasses ceased. Durs had been over since We had enjoyed the pas- nmes of tennis and golf, novies at the gym, and eisurely hours at lovely Delafield. We had envied t brevious classes these brivileges, and it was -ather wonderful to be Tee of all worries while .he rest of the Corps was attending classes and studying for writs. When ill Academics were com- pleted for the year, the . seething activity of mov- ing day was everywhere - ' ipparent. The First Class- men and yearlings of the Third Batt. were moving into Central Barracks so that the old grads, return- ing to enjoy class re- unions, might occupy 251 m t f iii !P ' JUNE WEEK raiil.: oat|. Mb Tk North Barracks. The ond Classmen and thi p - plebes with all thej pi worldly goods were ing their weary way acros .t ' the Plain to find wh; Summer Camp had store for them. We weii glad we were not doing again, and we were n more able than previouB. classes had been to refraiji from gloating over prospects of clammy coat at damp, Camp Clinto: reveilles. [} West Point was at it;!) ill most beautiful, as it a, ways is at that time cj year when the Plain is Sj refreshingly green and th| surrounding hills are slj vividly lovely. Many c, our families had nevi seen the Academy befonj and it was with justiiiabl pride that we exhibite its charms. Visitors wet everywhere. Full Drefi ' it.;;totl and all-whites were tbjL-aclii, prescribed uniform!,i Every sign indicated thj cessation of work for least a brief period. However, the leisi we had enjoyed after oi work was over, was thing no more. Each da was fully occupied, an .p the evenings too, for eve , ..jjj]| those who had carefull avoided hops for thre years at least attended 1 First Class dinner danc ||}_ ttet: k on the hotel lawn We attended the gn tesque athletic review- so military in executior ' ij. but so unmilitary in aj pearance. And the sair afternoon we saw oi more deserving brothei receive their bright litt stars of Academic distim tion. The Baccalaureat Service in Chape! on Sui day — our last time, ( how many, to climb th; hill. We felt a reverent 252 r " H Cap c Vest Point TO Dot btiful. ■£ ' lys ii it tkl :;: yeawkntliePk- d awe, surprising to lOse who had learned to chapel as just an- ther soiree. The impres- ■ive Alumni Service in t of Colonel Thayer ' s tue seemed to hold for us this time be- lause we would soon be- Dng to that army of lumni ourselves. That olemn ceremony typifies he lasting quality of our honored traditions, and it touJd not fail to atfect ivcry man in the Corps. ' c could have stood a otter sun to do them 1 onor. Then the recep- i ion for the class, its fami- ' mK U and friends at the Sup- ' ™ 8 ' rintendent ' s quarters, ilyWyAk jUowed by the event to ra Wes y a y h we looked forward seffltkAadmylK , jth anticipation sec ditrawithjuiti id only to that of Grad- pniEtbtwetsM ition itself— Graduation iBdms.VatR. jg. The thrill and ewyAit Fii; [• iidness to think that we iiKJ ill-wte wee i,ere marching out of the ptescribed unifcr lorps; this time for good. Every spindoteJ jj to see them pass in :view for us as we formed single line across the n of wort bjjWpento HoTO ' er, the ks lain. Some men had ■ K y af))fi afei I their eyes, some didn ' t. TOt was over, wa oes it matter? Then sit- liiii iKiiiiore.E!di fng at the foot of the JJ5 Mly occupiei le at supper while the tbeeveniijstoojcrf jw yearlings threw tlxK wlo y ' asses at us, their faces still i M W ' " ' ' ■ ' ' ° f ' ' o° Recognition. vearsitbtatteniiei f Graduation Hop in Cul- FintClassfaei2 km Hall — this place we icw so well — and ther final Army Blue, we felt that any- could be forgiven. The day at last — the antics of the First in any and all cos- in the Area at re- fcille. Graduation at last the goal for which we Ive long struggled. It ' s 001 ServKtm ' iy-our t yiWefe ' ' :•: t tience, and Second Lieu- -: inants in the Army of ;::■ le United Suites. 25? JUNE WEEK Flirtation V al . . . Springtime . . . green leaves rustling in the breeze . . . water lapping on the shores . . . spar ling eyes . . . a question . . . and June. I 1 . .r A Ji FIELD TRAINING tdi« rustling r ' GHi; SECOND CLASS TACTICS t SOMETHING TO LEAN ON BRAWN STUDY FORT BRAGG , " T - ' " %M RARING TO GO AT 115 F. v-J !.f. " ■ ' • ' ' BROAD SHOULDERED SOLILOQUY ■ ..-i. -m yeah! air corps! m number I on the way END OF PROBLEM 258 ANGLEY FIELD AND A MILE DOWN FIVE MINUTES TO H HOUR y ' MISSED THIS ONE ' " ' t zll r FORT MONROE LITTLE FELLAS WITH A BIG ONE i ' CAVALRY HIK EU QUADRUPLE EXPOSURE A SPOT OF TlFflN FIELD ARTILLERY HIKE OVER HILL , sa£ iS :ii] ' - hW : NO. 4 CREW v OVER DALE ■I :;- jc " ■ ■ . SHOUT OUT YOUR NU !B1 CANAPE AU ALjO} CAPACIT-i 13500 I BS , OKL AXLE mm N DRr BLfNOS NIGHTHAWKS 264 . ' r " " ««: THE CRUISE OFFICERS OF THE BATTLE FLEET LAST ANCHORAGE :. ' The guns on Trophy Point once spo e of valor and of death, hut now they rest in silence mutely as ing that the men who manned them long ago he not forgotten. I m IHE CORPS Strings onto the field and under every coat ofKaydet Gray there is hut a single purpose — to stand twelve hundred strong, behind the team, until the game is done. Today it is only a game, hut some day it may he in deadly earnest. When that day comes, let us rememher the thrill we felt in the Corps. Let us rememher the teamwor , the loyalty, the determination to win .... y ■ HO V MANY DAYS TILL THE NAVY GAME? ' During the football season this is one of the questions to which every Kaydet nmst now the answer before he can eyijoy his brea fast. What phrase could better illus ' trate the importance of athletics in our lives? v f il SP Col. Roger G. Alexander ATHLETIC COUNCIL Maj. Ludson D. Worsham MAJOR SPORTS CAPTAINS NCE the whistle blows and the team trots out on the field,, all influ- ence and control of coaches, trainers, and oflicers - in - charge cease. From that first nervous rush until the closing gun of the contest the team captains are trying to hold their machine to- gether and to help its working smoothly, in addition to playing their own position. Oftentimes, unmindful of their own personal injuries, they find it necessary to subordinate their parts in the game to keep the team as a whole going or to put new vigor into a faltering teammate. Theirs is a story untold even m victory. Hrlis, Bdikithall tr m I TiBBETS, Lacrosse n : CHEER LEADERS NE important factor in the success of the Amiy football season which is seldom realised and little ap- preciated, IS the service rendered by the cheer-leaders. Especially was this true of the 1933 season. The group composed of Stevens, Betts, and White, with Rogers as song-leader, did much to impart spirit and life to the traditionally famous Corps cheering section with enthusiastic work and never diminishing energy. In all, they were the best coordinated and most tireless workers we have had as cheer-leaders for some years. DR. HAUCK AND STAFF Too little credit has been given the Army training staff for the splendid job they turned in this year. Every player that started the season ended the season in good form and this in spite of the fact that Army underwent a rigorous schedule wherein we were outweighed by every opponent. Few, if any, training staffs can boast such a remarkable record with a team that was only slightly bigger than a heavy High School team. Throughout the football season an average of two hundred cadets a day were treated in the training room. (i(y Hi ; y ' « •• ,v Stone Manager Lt. Davu«ox Jablonskv Donovan Coach Captain Assistant Manager FOOTBALL RESULTS OF THE 1Q33 SEASON irmy Opp onents 19 MERCER 6 32 VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE 52 DELAWARE 6 ILLINOIS 21 YALE 34 COE 27 HARVARD 12 PENNSYLVANIA MILITARY COLLEGE 12 NAVY 7 12 NOTRE DAME 13 227 A (Rear row); Stone (Manager) Abrams McBee Clifhirh Kimiirell ' l H, | t Ciiki-ti n in Bxrriit Illig King DoNO ' AN (Manager) GoLDENBERG Grohs O ' Neii. Beazley Kenerick Brearley Shuler Moreman, J. M. True Wolfe, H. M. Necrason LuEHMAN Nazzaro Edwards, N. B. Simons ViNCENT Stillman Lawlor Smoller Beall Miller, C. W. Sebastian Gro e (Front row): Martz Johnson, P. E. Bl-rlingame Winn Brown, T. T. Gooch Jablonsky (Captain) Hutchison Stancook Kopcsak Biicknam Buckler FOOTBALL ' HEN the football season opened on September 30th, one prominent sports writer said that the Cadets might win one of their major games provided luck was with them. All except three of the regulars of the 1032 team had been lost by graduation. The outlook was truly dark; the former light second string had to be pressed forward to carry the banner of black, gold, and gray. The first fray of the season was with Mercer University. The men from the south brought up a fast, hard- fighting team. However, early in the first quarter the superiority of the Cadets began to make itself apparent. The ball was on Mercer ' s 40-yard line. Buckler faked to the left, reversed his field and cracked right end, racing under cover of effective blocking for a touchdown. From this blow the southerners rallied and launched a deter- mined attack on the Soldiers ' goal line. The aggressiveness centered around the person of the dmiinutive Robert E. Lee. With all the determination of his famous ancestor, he launched himself at the Army. After trying to skirt the Cadets ' flanks and being unsuccessful, Trommerhauser threw a long pass to the waiting Lee who carried the ball 53 yards to the 4-yard line. From there Porter smashed it over for the only score registered against Army until one day in late November when a red-headed sailor broke loose. The second half belonged to the Cadets. The forward line ripped large holes in the opposing line through which Stancook and Johnson plunged to seal the fate of Mercer. The next Saturday the Warriors with the red-lined capes from Virginia Military Institute journeyed to the Point, From the starting whistle there was little doubt of the final outcome of the game. Army had learned her lesson of overcharging a slippery back. As a result the men from Virginia had an opportunity to make use of their training in fortitude and imperturbability. The Big Taim began to show signs of the power that made itself 279 BUCKLER-S PASS apparent later on in the season. The eleven men were beginning to work as a unit. At the end of the game the score stood Army — 32; V. M. I. — 0. On October 14, Army met the University of Delaware. The greater power and better coordination of the Cadets were evident when on the second play of the game Brown dashed through a large hole at right tackle, straight-armed the safety man and ran 50 yards for a touchdown. After that, except for occasional stands, the game furnished an opportunity for giving the second and third teams actual game experience. The ensuing encounter took place in Cleveland, Ohio. Illinois was the first major team that Army played. It was the first rigid test of the Army team and the new coaching regime under Lieutenant Davidson. The Soldiers proved their quality in the first quarter by pushing the ball the length of the field for the only touchdown of the game. This game saw Army at the season ' s highest peak of defensive effectiveness against ground plays. Illinois was not able to make a single first down during the first half. However, Beynon, Illinois " clever quarterback, came back in the second half and launched a passing attack which twice threatened the Cadets " goal. Even so, at the crucial moments the lllini lacked the necessary punch and at no time penetrated beyond Army ' s 15-yard line. Perhaps the outstanding feature of the game was the running back of punts by Johnson. Time after time he caught the ball and charged down the field behind his smashing interference, for 20 yards or more. Ohio was justly proud of her son that da v. «. - Jablonsky RLISHING THE KICKER After recovering from the bruises of the Illinois game, the first string was intact and prepared to meet Yale on October 21. That afternoon the men in gray marched into Yale Bowl to watch the Big Team win the most decisive victory over the Blue since 1Q26. After winning the flip, Jablonsky chose to receive the kickoff. On the first play Buckler quick-kicked to Yale ' s 12-yard line. After two unsuccessful attempts to gain. Fuller, of the Blues punted to his own 32-yard line, where the ball was downed. After two jabs by Stancook and Buckler the 15-yard line was reached. From there Johnson charged through a large hole in the center of the line and cutting back to the left crossed the goal line standing, but the ball was called back for a penalty. Then on the next play Buckler faded back and shot a flat pass to Brown, who had cut across through the Yale secondary into the open. The play re- sulted in an official score. After this evidence of power and of precision in the execution of plays, the game ceased to be a battle between two unbeaten giants of Eastern football. Buckler played a heads-up game and thoroughly justified his reputation for being a triple-threat man. Not only was he ripping off yardage on end-sweeps, off-tackle slants, and by heaving passes where they were most welcome, but also he kicked to pave the way for the scores. In the first half one of his quick-kicks carried over the head of the safety man and with the aid of the wind rolled 90 yards— a boot that will be long remembered by anyone who saw it. During the second half, Yale made her most determined effort to score. The threat was chiefly due to the hard charging of Custin. He led .1 march 73 yards down the held in the third quarter to within a few yards of the goal ERFtCT INTERFERENCE where the ball went to the Cadets on downs. The game ended with Army rejoicing over a score of 21 to 0. Army ' s next opponent was Coe College from out on the rolling plains of Iowa. The Kohawks brought to Michie stadium a fast, well-drilled team that had not been previously scored upon by the teams they had met in their own conference. They combined weight in the line, speed in the backfield, and a fighting spirit which made the game one of interest to the last minute, even though the harder charging Army line did constantly open wide holes in the line for its backs. Hild, Coe ' s principal threat, was perhaps the most elusive hack that visited the Point in 1933. At the opening of the second half the longest run of the season was made by Grohs. He received the kickoff and sprinted 95 yards for the touchdown under the protection of a convoy of Cadet blockers who spilled Kohawks all over the field. On November 11th the Soldiers journeyed up to Boston to battle with the Crimson. Johnson had recovered from the knee in)ury which he had received in the Yale game. The Army team was mtact and prepared to render a good account of itself. However, the Crimson were prepared to fight with power and deception. Not only had they the humiliation of the 1932 defeat to avenge, but also they had fame to gain by upsetting one of the few remaining undefeated teams in the East. The game opened with Army facing into a slight wind. Captain Dean of Harvard needed nothing more to decide him on his plan of action. Shortly after the kickoff, when the ball had been advanced to the midfield, he uncorked one of his famous coffin corner kicks. The ball bounded out of bounds twelve inches from the end :one. He was not content to do that once, for three times he booted outside within five yards ' i r Smoller Tackle Legg Halfback LASSITER TRIES HIS LL ' CK of the goal line. As a result the Army team fought throughout the first quarter with its back to the wall. Neverthe- less, early in the second period, with the breeze back of them, the Cadets came into their own. Johnson received the ball from center and skirted thirty-seven yards around right end before he was forced out of bounds. On the next play Buckler faked an end run and passed to Stancook, who was an illogical receiver in the flat :one. From there Stancook sprinted to the goal line. After this successful offensive the game changed into an Army day. Late in the second half Harvard staged a passing attack which momentarily threatened the Soldiers ' goal. However, after making a first down on the 27-yard line, the ball was fumbled only to he recovered by Army. There the Crimson hopes for recovery perished. Once more the Crimson bowed to Army. The following Saturday Army met Pennsylvania MiHtary College at West Point. The game had been expected to be one that would cause little trouble. But contrary to expectations, the Cadets from the Quaker State proved to be unusually strong. Their attack and defense was based on a style of football that is seldom seen in Eastern Collegiate circles. Large inten. ' als were left between the players in the forward wall. The formation from observa- tion seemed very weak. Nevertheless, when the positions were filled with large men it was effective. Both teams w-ere unable to score during the first three-quarters of the game. Both had made marches that threatened to end in goals, but lacked the finishing punch. Then at the opening of the fourth quarter the entire Army first string was pressed into action. After an exchange of kicks, Johnson and Buckler pushed the ball down to the thirteen-yard BUCKLER SCORES STANniNC line and by means of a dash around left end scored the first touchdown. A few minutes later Buckler scored again for Army and sealed the outcome of the game. November twenty-fifth disclosed the scene of the season ' s classic. Since the days when football players wore baseball caps for helmets. Army and Navy have been traditional enemies. The games have always been close and desperately fought to the end. Each team battles not only to win the game but also to establish a moral superiority for its branch of the service. This year a great Navy team journeyed up to Franklin Field in Philadelphia deter- mined to vanquish one of Army ' s strongest teams m late years, and to put an end to a losing slump which had lasted since 1921. Before a colorful crowd of seventy-eight thousand, which was interspersed with splashes of gold braid, the game opened. During the early minutes of the first quarter neither team could advance by ground play. As a result there was an exchange of punts. Clark of Navy got off a beautiful fifty-yard punt. Johnson took it on the Cadet 19-yard line, cut sharply to the left sideline, and with stellar blocking ran eighty-one yards to a touchdown before the crowd had become comfortably settled in their seats. Buckler ' s try for extra point was blocked. Navy took the blow standing up and came back with renewed drive. Borries and Bomberger were rushed into the fray. After two preliminary plays the ball was snapped to Bomberger who slipped through a hole at right tackle and sprinted thirty-eight yards to a touchdown. Bull, the Middies " placekicking ace was pressed in and added the extra point. This provided a new sensation for the Cadets; it was the first time during the season that they had held down the Stillman Guard OUT OF A HOLE small end of the score. The Navy stands went wild with joy. Caps went sailing into the air only to be lost for nothing. The Army was not to be defeated by a one-point lead established in the first period. In the second quarter the Soldiers launched the attack which proved their superiority over the Sailors. After taking the ball on their own 2Q-yard hne they advanced down the field by means of a combination running and passing attack. Buckler launched a twenty-yard pass to Legg which loosened up the Navy secondary. Then while they were still staying back to protect against passing, Johnson and Buckler advanced the ball by substantial gains behind a fast hard cha rging Army line. After manoeuvering to the 20-yard line Buckler danced through a wide hole left over guard and was confronted by only one Navy back to outsprint for the winning touchdown. He did that and crossed the goal line standing up. For the remainder of the game, The Middies " best efforts were merely threats. The Big Team was functioning as a unit; the victory was the result of a perfect team effort and it was great blocking that made the two touch- downs possible. Hutchison, Beall, Gooch, Bucknam, Burlingame ... the entire team wrote their names high in Army history that day. In Yankee stadium on December second before a crowd of seventy-five thousand people. Army played its last game of the season. When the Cadets and the Irish meet anything can happen; never was this more evident than in this season ' s game. Some people bet that the Cadets would win because of their better team unity and because of the poor showing the Irish had m.ide so far in 1Q33. Others bet on Notre Dame because the Gods seem to favor Miller Tackle fi4 the underdog in an Army-Notre Dame game. Aimy was not to be victorious — Notre Dame won the money. The first quarter opened with the teams seeming to be fairly evenly matched. Neither team could gain much ground. There was an exchange of kicks. Then the Cadets " attack began to operate. By wisely mixing passes with runs, Johnson moved the ball down to the twelve-yard Une. There the Irish held for one play. On a lateral from Johnson, Buckler sprinted around left end and crossed for a score without being touched. The trial for extra point went wide. In the second quarter Army scored once more and again failed t o make the extra point. The half ended with Army leading 12-0. The Cadet hopes were running high. The line was playing a splendid game and the Irish ball carriers were being stopped after only short gains. The second half started with only very little change in appearances. Several of Army ' s first string were re- placed. The Irish began to gain ground. They pushed over a touchdown and made the extra point. The sensation of having scored seemed to inspire. Shortly after the kickoff Army was forced to kick from behind its own goal line. The ball was blocked and fallen on by Milner of Notre Dame. The game was lost by one point. Once more the Gods had smiled on the Irish. The season was finished ... a season that had been predicted to be unsuccessful. However, wise coaching, splendid cooperation, and team unity had made the Big Team of 1Q33 one of the greatest that has ever gone out from West Point. 1 As KETBALL BASKETBALL BELOW ARE A FEW STATISTICS OF THE SEASON rmy Opponents 25 DUKE 27 47 VERMONT 23 35 PROVIDENCE 29 18 PENNSYLVANIA 37 30 DICKINSON 26 26 AMHERST 14 44 COAST GUARD ACADEMY 24 27 GEORGETOWN 24 24 PENN STATE 28 18 PITTSBURGH 64 33 LEHIGH 26 24 COLGATE 28 37 BUCKNELL 16 23 NAVY 31 (Rear row): Moore {Asst. Manager) Lawlor, T. J. Burke Westmoreland Holmes, E. S. Stanley (Manager) Lt. Ellerthorpe (Ojjicer-in-Charge) Northam Moorman, R. R. Stancook Gooch Leo Novak (Coach) (Front row): Dawalt Neely Kenerick Hillis (Captam) Hiatt Clifford Cummings, S. F. ARMY BASKETBALL, 1934 A FINAL survey of the basketball season shows that out of fifteen starts, the basketball team was vic- — tonous in eight. This tells only half of the story, however, for numbered among the seven losses were A ) . several of the heart-breaking type. As usual, the season opened the first Saturday m January with the Johns Hopkins team facing Bing Hillis and his mates. The game was rather loosely played, and not very exciting, for the lead was early captured by Army and was never relinquished. Ken Dawalt, yearling forward, playing his first game, ran wild in the first half and scored fourteen points, but little else was noteworthy about the contest. The Duke game, four days later, heightened the opinion that the Army had a strong team, for despite thelossof the contest to the southerners, the five played well, and it was inability to score fouls, rather than anything else that cost the game. Floor work and guardin g were of a high calibre, and the work of Wright Hiatt was particularly encouraging. Despite a flurry of baskets in the closing minutes of the game by the Army players, the North Carolina team was ahead when final time was called, 27-25. Vermont, with an unheralded team, faced the home team as it was on the rebound from the Duke defeat and saw its score more than doubled. Thirteen men saw service against the New Englanders, and .imong them Dawalt, Hillis, and Clifford were outstanding. These three scored thirty-three points and, it seemed, easily prevented their opponents from scoring excessively. The score of 47-23 testifies to the potency of the Army attack, and there was little to criticize in the defense. Providence, victorious over Yale, was next on the schedule and although always threatening, was nevertheless subdued by a score of 35-29. Hiatt again played brilliantly, as also did Kenerick and Neely. A lead obtained early in the game was held throughout, and although Providence was not outscored during the second half, they were on the short end of the score when the contest ended. 289 KENERICK GETS THE TIP Philadelphia was host, on the following Saturday, to an Army team that had been successful in three out of four games and a large crowd consequently greeted the cadets when they lined up against the University of Pennsylvania team in the Palestra. In a half, marked with accurate shooting and with close guarding by the home quintet, the Penn team gained an insurmountable lead, the score being 17-4. A second period drive narrowed the gap, but at no avail, for the defense of the Army cracked suddenly and a quick succession of baskets by their opponents made the score 37 ' 18 as the game came to an end. Dickinson and Amherst next were met and both fell before the cadet attacks. Neither game was especially exciting, for defense work featured both, and victories were easily garnered by the respective scores of 30-26 and 26-14. A rude jolt, in the form of a Georgetown five that passed accurately and shot well, next was encountered, for a closely fought game was dropped to the visitors. The latter were fresh from a defeat at the hands of both Navy and Yale, but at West Point they played a smart brand of basketball. Both teams scored twelve times from scrimmage, but in fouls the Washington team had the advantage and a three point victory for them resulted. Jock Clifford almost pulled the game out of the debit column by some sensational long shots in the last five minutes of play, but the third loss of the season was registered when the final whistle blew. From New London, Connecticut came an eager Coast Guard Academy team to next face the Army cagemen. A slow attack in the first half held down the score, but in the second period Kenerick and Clifford tallied frequently and the game was handily taken by the score of 44-24. Thoughts of the coming Navy game were brought to mind when the Pennsylvania State College team took the fioor, for here was another team which had met defeat in Crabtown. With such an inspiration Army played a smooth type of game in the first half and left the court with a five point lead. The second stanza brought unhappy results, however, for it was during this period that the lead diminished, vanished, and then became negative. Outscored 19-10 m this period by the rally of the Penn- sylvania team, the Army again bowed in defeat, this time 28-24. 290 VERMONT SHOOTS Pittsburgh showed us what basketball really is when perfection is attained on the court, for a group of sharpshooters who passed perfectly and who played together flawlessly easily conquered the West Point aggregation. Twelve shots were taken by the Panthers in the first ten minutes of play, and twelve times did the ball register. After such an exhibition all that could be done was to make an attempt to hold down the score, but even in this the Pittsburgh team overcame the best efforts ot the Army, the final score being 64-18. Lehigh next visited West Point, and departed from these environs, defeated to the tune of 33-26. No doubt as to the outcome was ever present, after the first few minutes of play, for the work of Hillis and Hiatt insured a victory for us. A series of long shots by a Lehigh forward cut down a large lead, but time prevented his efforts from snatching victory from the cadet team. A two point deficit in each period brought Army its sixth defeat of the season when Colgate secured victory by a 28-24 score. Kenerick at forward and Hiatt at center played unusually fine games, and for a while it appeared as if this driving quintet from upstate New York would be vanquished. Two last minute baskets, shot from scrimmage, definitely put an end to the hopes of the cadet five and the final whistle brought another defeat. As a prologue to the Navy game, Bucknell attempted to beset the Army team, but high powered shooting by Kenerick, together with good team work by the other four in the starting lineup gained us a win, the eighth victory of the campaign. The moraleofthe Army team as it approached the Navy game, the last of the season, was not of the highest. A team that prior to its launching of the season had been predicted to make an unusually fine record was ending up with hardly a moderately successful season. Not a major game had been won and let alone showing improve- ment they seemed to be going down hiU, despite the fact that the first four games had been quite encouraging. Our material was the best in years and a disastrous loss to Navy in last year s game provided abundant incentive for revenge. However we were never able to obtain that coordination, whole-hearted cooperation, system or " click " that is so 291 ..2 necessary to a successful season. The Navy game was quite surprising and satisfying judged from our late season, but a disappointment compared to our pre-season feeling. ARMY-NAVY GAME Before an overflowing crowd that had been assured that the Army team had only a slim chance to hold down the powerful attack of the smart Navy quintet, a re- vamped lineup took the floor. Wright Hiatt was shifted to forward with Ken Kene- rick and Dick Moorman was at the center position, backed by Bing Hillis and Jock Clifford. For the first few minutes it seemed as if all advance reports were true and that the Midshipmen were going to find the Cadet defense easy to penetrate, for the score was nine to one before the first half was ten minutes old. Then a resurge of life occurred and Kenerick scored twice while the Middies counted once more, making the score 1-5 in favor of the Navy. Hiatt and Hillis, aided by Dawalt, who replaced Moor- man, then brought the crowd to its feet with tosses that cut down the margin that Navy possessed, and before the half ended, the eight point lead had been cut to two. Both teams counted by the foul line. Army for four points and Navy for six. Thus at the close of the first half the score stood 16-14 in favor of the team from Maryland. Kenerick inaugurated the second period with a foul shot but the Navy spurted and the score became 21-15. Two pretty field goals and a foul by Ken Dawalt then changed the aspect of the game again, and but for four consecutive foul shots by Borries, Navy ace, a different story might have been told. Hiatt and Kenerick, both of whom had given as good an exhibition in basketball artistry as had ever been seen on the gymnasium floor, were both banished at this stage of the game for personal fouls, and the Midshipmen again found the range and ran the score to 20-32. Only five minutes now remained to play and even the stalwart work of Dawalt, Clifford, and Hillis could not pull the game out of the fire, and it was with the score 31-23 that the contest ended. Navy had won, but even the strictest criti: conceded that they had won from a great Army team. 292 I LAC S S E LACROSSE RESULTS OF THE 1933 SEASON Army Opp ments CITY COLLEGE NEW YORK 1 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 2 SPRINGFIELD 3 PENN STATE JOHNS HOPKINS 6 YALE 3 SWARTHMORE 4 ST. JOHN ' S 3 NAVY 5 RuHLEN Hennigar Parks Hills Hoffman Simenson McDonald Harrison Voehl Tucker Harris Baumer (Manager) Doleman Reno Beazley Brearley Moore, J. C. Throckmorton Lang Edson Holzapeel Miller, L. C. Walsh, J. E. Lt. Meyer (Ojficer-m-Charge) Mr. Touchtone (Coach) Reeves Tibbets Beeler Summerfelt Douglas Lincoln Pottenger (Captam) Senter Quinn Frentzel Elliott Buehler (A.s,«. Manager) LACROSSE T the beginning of the season the team realised that it had an imposing record hung up the year before as an incentive, and it turned out eager to carry Army further into the leaders of Lacrosse in the United States. Coach Touchtone had two All- Americans in Captain Pottenger and Summerfelt, and their running mates were real veterans of the previous year Douglas, Quinn, Park, Elliott, Senter, Lincoln, and Beeler. The Second Class furnished Tibhets, Reeves, and Beailey, while the yearlings who were to see action were Stillman and Reno. City College of New York came up the river for the opening game, but they were no match for the smashing offensive game of Army. Pottenger and Douglas led the team m scoring a victory 13-1, to start the season in fast form. New York University followed their city rival to the Plain to find an even harder and more determined La- crosse team in the black, gold and grey. Pottenger opened the scoring with a solo in the first three minutes by a whizzing shot into the N. Y. U. cage that put the crowd on its feet. From then on it was an Army day with Beeler in our goal fending off all but two shots of a desperate N. Y. U. attack. Pottenger led the scoring with six goals, and Park ran him a close second with four more of the total of 16-2. Springfield put up a fine game on the following Saturday in spite of Army ' s 10-3 victory. Their offense threatened many times and they repeatedly put the smooth Army defense to test, but Pottenger " s four goals furnished an ample victory margin with his fast passing and bewildering flip shots that caused so much consternation to the Springfield goalie. On April 22nd the team played its first game of the season on foreign territory at Penn State. It was Army ' s 295 ARMY ON THE BALL game from the start when Tibbets tallied with the first marker, following this start hy counting two more during the game to lead in the day ' s scoring. All the men on the trip saw action in this game, with Wilson, Frentzel, Elliott, Lincoln, and Douglas adding to Tibbet ' s goals to complete the first shut-out of the season, 9-0. Johns Hopkins, from the Lacrosse State of Maryland, invaded the Highland Plains the next Saturday. Because of the unusual interest in this game it was played before a record crowd m the football stadium. The day and field were perfect, but a valiant, fighting Army team had to take their only defeat of the season from the Olympic con- tenders. The Hopkins attack circled the goal in play after play, occasionally outdashing the alert Cadet defense for their scores. The usual watchfulness and skill on the part of Summerfelt and Stillman, however, kept the score as close as it was, and it furnished ample proof that Army had defensive players equal in caliber to Douglas, Pottenger, and Park of the offense. The play was the fastest and most brilliant of the season, and the game was anybody ' s until the final minutes when Johns Hopkins sank three successive shots to beat the whistle to a 6-2 victory. It was heads-up ball from the start, with the players alternating from one end of the held to the other with such rapidity that it seemed beyond human endurance. The Yale game was an example of brilliant goal tending, as was evidenced by the fact that Army ' s first score was not made until after the first ten minutes of wet play. Douglas took a flashing feeder from Pottenger and snapped it into the Yale net. The field was soggy from a hard rain, and play was consequently slowed up, but Army left the field with a 6 to 3 victory. •Ams FRENTZEL AIDS THE GOALIE Swarthmore came next with a smart team of stick-handlers that kept the game in the tire throughout both periods. Play swept back and forth from goal to goal, and both defenses were hard pressed to assist their goalies in holding the score down, but again Pottenger and his team handed in a 6 to 4 win. St. Johns, encouraged by the victory Johns Hopkins brought home to Maryland, provided the great thrill of the final games of the ' 33 season. It was a nip and tuck event, with St. Johns taking the first lead, and Army ' s only counter m the first period being a solo by Pottenger. The team returned to the field for the second period with real determination and it remained for Pottenger, Douglas, and Senter to beat the final whistle to a hard won 4 to 3 victory. The Navy trip closed the hectic ' 33 Lacrosse schedule, and opened the resumption of Lacrosse relations with the Middies. If there was ever a day for the Navy to taste its future calling it was that day— rain would be a mild ' name for the deluge that marked the reopening Army-Navy Lacrosse series. The field was soggy and treacherous under the numerous pools of water that made the field resemble a swimming pool, and spills and falls were as common a sight as one sees at an Inter-Company hockey game. The Middies were out to resume those yearly en- counters with a victory, and their team was solidly backed by the Regiment in the stands, but Douglas, Pottenger, and Tibbets showed the way to another Army win. It was a successful culmination of a great season for the men playing their last game for the Academy — Beeler, Pottenger, Douglas, Frentzel, Senter, Lincoln, Quinn, Summer- felt, Elliott, Degarve. These same men have been the backbone of the Army squad for three years. Their loss will • ;r-- ANYONE ' S BALL be keenly felt, and future teams may well he proud if they can equal their record. It is this mark that the " 34 Captain Tibbets and his teammates face at the opening of the 1934 Spring Sports Schedule. The 1933 season was equivalent to that of ' 32 in that the only defeat came at the hands of the Olympic Johns Hopkins, and the " 34 team is determined to set up a record of all wins and no defeats. Coach Touchtone has created a squad which can hold its own with the best m the country. Each succeeding team has equalled or bettered the record of its predecessor until Army has become one of the major contenders for national honors in Lacrosse every year. Not only has the team as a whole been good, but the game has de- veloped some fine individual players. It speaks well for the coaching, then, when one considers that most of our " A " squad members have never p ' ayed prior to their cadet days. However, with the enthusiastic acceptance that Lacrosse has been given in the preparatory schools, especially along the eastern seaboard, the colleges are receiving more men with some experience every year. The Academy receives but a very small quota of these men, because we draw our Corps from the entire United States, but each year has shown an increasing number of plebes who have a knowledge of the game and the will to play. Lacrosse players are developed only through their initiative, for although a man is blessed with speed, stamina, and co- ordination, he is not a good Lacrosse man until he learns to handle deftly and accurately the crosse. It is indeed a thrill to watch a good Lacrosse game with all its flashing play, fast stickwork, dodging, spinning, and the rubber ball finally whizzing into the net after surmounting the combined obstacles of a. determined defense and goalie. I S E B A L L P I Brown Captain BASEBALL RESULTS OF THE 1933 SEASON Army Opponents N. Y. YANKEES 9 rain U. OF VERMONT ram 6 HAVERFORD COLLEGE 6 MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE 4 1 SWARTHMORE COLLEGE 5 LEHIGH UNIVERSITY 8 3 RUTGERS UNIVERSITY 4 rain COLGATE UNIVERSITY ram rain COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY rain 8 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 5 1 WASHINGTON i LEE U. 5 2 FORDHAM UNIVERSITY 21 10 WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY 2 4 NAVY 8 rain UNION COLLEGE rain 7 BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY 8 t .ir --.y, JCBTPO« J ' P Pa ° l SPO t f " 0 A Ty f» -x4 S " ' " (SlP«i, I ' SS " " T - - " vi i ' Xi:- XJ X Vansant Critz Legg Hartel Wiechmann Versace (Manager) Parr Haug Morris Kilday Caughey Simons Conway McCoRMicK (Coach) O ' Neil Jablonsky Fliqua (Cdf)taiti) Fields Brown, T. T. Lewis, J. H. BASEBALL THE spring of 1933 was a poor season for the baseball team. Under the leadership of Captain Fuqua, Army won live games and lost seven. Somehow they just didn ' t seem to have the " scoring punch " " which IS so vital to a winning baseball team. Several games were close but most of these games were lost. Because of unusually cold and wet weather the team failed to get much out-of-door practice. Of course the riding hall was used for many practice sessions but this substitute is a bit inadequate because of the limited amount of space, and because there can be no batting practice. In view of the limited amount of practice, the team played fairly well in the opening game against the New York Yankees. Their pitcher was a little too much for the Army team. In addition their hitting was much heavier and harder than that of our team. Although we were beaten 9-0, the game was not without its fine points. Army came out victorious in the next three contests. Tiemann displayed wonderful form on the mound as he turned back Haverford 6-0. The team had shown much improvement since the opening game. Fields was the winning pitcher against Middlebury. Although his victory was not as complete as Tiemann ' s previous one. Fields handled each situation with great ease. And against Swarthmore, Tiemann again displayed his ability as a pitcher m winning the game 1-0. Caughey at first base very ably assisted in winning this game by his stealthy base running. Army ' s victory march was halted by Lehigh 8-5. This game lasted eleven innings. Poor support of the pitcher and lack of cooperation in the outfield were the main reasons for losing this contest. Lehigh tied the score in the ninth inning with a barrage of two runs and then won m the eleventh when they picked up three more. Rutgers also handed us a defeat but not one as bad as the loss to Lehigh. Their superior hitting and fielding enabled them to triumph 4-3 in regulation time. From then on it seemed as though Army was doomed. The team lost more games than it won. Poor playing and fielding were largely responsible for its many defeats. 301 OUT AT FIRST New York University did not prove so hard and Army came out victorious in this game 8-5. But that victory was nothing in face of the loss which the team suffered at the hands of Washington and Lee. The " Generals " struck their stride in winning over us 5-1. Their pitcher was par excellence " burned ' em in; " he easily mastered the Army batters. The largest attendance of the season was present to watch Fordham win 21-2. This game was a disastrous rout for the Academy. One pitcher after another was " trotted " to the mound only to be blasted away by the " Rams. " There seemed to be no stopping this massacre and when the last put out was made Army was glad to hurry off to the showers. Army revived somewhat to win from Wesleyan 10-2. This game was an easy victory for Tiemann and it was also the last victory for Army. A colorful crowd turned out to watch the revival of the Army-Navy baseball game. The game began while the sun was still shining brightly. Navy pushed into the lead m the first inning by putting two runs across the plate. Army retaliated in the second and third innings with three runs. But then Navy pushed their lead to 8-3 in their half of the sixth inning. As Army came to bat the clouds began to get black and the wind began to blow hard. The home team put across one run and had the bases full with no one out. All was in our favor except the weather and that was very much against us. A cloudburst turned the diamond into a sea of mud. U% fOft f I Morris Second Bast O ' Neil Short Stop f BROWN SCORES FOR ARMY Time was called but after an hour and a half everyone realised that there would he no let up. Consequently the game was called, giving Navy an 8-4 triumph. In the closing contest Army put up a hold front hut was not equal to the task of conquering Bucknell. The latter blasted Fields and Tiemann ,ill over the lot, winning 8-7- With this last defeat Army closed a most disastrous season. Graduation last year took with it more than its usual toll of players. Fuqua, Conway, Lewis, J. H. Hartel, Vansant, Tiemann, and Fields, all veterans, are lost to the Army Nine this coming season. Their places will be hard to fill but as usual Coa ch McCormack will do his best to give the Academy a good team. Brown, T. T., the Captain-elect, will he unable to play this coming season. However, his presence will be a great inspiration to the team. Being a regular of two seasons, his assistance as a coach will be very valuable to the team, for he will be able to teach them many fine points of the game. As for filling Brown ' s place behind the plate, no one knows just who will be chosen. Navarro, although he has not played baseball at the Academy, and Stancook seem to be the outstanding candidates. Although Stancook did not play any last season, he was the best backstop on the Plehe team two years ago. For that reason he may be called on to do most of the catching this season. f f t I Hauc Third Bast- Legg Fieia Criti Fieia There are no pitchers left from last year that have seen regular duty. Simons and Wiechmann are two men who are developing fast and will probably see action m many games this season. Simons has a fast ball that will dazzle even the best of batters. On the other hand Wiechmann has some mighty tricky slow balls. The team will be augmented by the services of Stokes and Segrist, two good pitchers, and Williams, J. M. and Curran, two fair outfielders from the Plebe squad of last year. Davisson, Hendrickson, and McCoach are the infielders coming up from that squad. Stokes is reliable and steady and last year did most of the pitching for the Plebe team. Segrist is rather erratic at times but when he is in top form he is hard to beat. Williams is a good outfielder; last year he played errorless ball for the plebes. Curran will be good as a utility outfielder. The three infielders are still quite inexperienced. The schedule of this spring will be a bit harder than that of last spring. Vermont, Middlebury, Lehigh, Swarth- more, Columbia, Wesleyan, Fordham, Bucknell, and Navy all appear on our schedule once again. Yale, Amherst, Temple, Union, and Providence College are all new opponents who should provide real opposition. On May 26th the team travels down to Annapolis to avenge the defeat of last year. Navy will have lost very few men and will be ready to inflict another defeat on our team if possible. With the team out to better last year " s record all the regulars have hopes of reversing the scores of some of last year ' s losses. f : i Ci fo ' f ' ' f Segrist Pitcher v !t TRACK Army 74 76 74 RESULTS OF THE 1933 SEASON PENN STATE BOSTON COLLEGE NOTRE DAME MANHATTAN NAVY Opponents 52 50 52 573-3 50 Valde: (As.st. Miiiwgerl Kern Miles Forem. Rich Breakfield Howell Eatman Smoller K (Coach) Lt. Jones (A. LuEHMAN Carver V A IS, D, C, LoNNiNC Blackburne I Donnellv Kenerick Starbird King Chapman Martin B Moorman, R. R. Smith, D. O. MacWilliam Epler Proctor Smith, R. A. Coach) Armstrong Weber, R. E. Kopcsak Davis, K. L. Northam Green Way Lt. Randall (Oficcr-iii -Charge) Crawford (Manager) Mr. Maloney Graham (Captain) Rogers, W. L. Blanchard Fuller Durfee Murrin Pratt Leonard Cummings Saxton Fickle Hildebrandt TRACK To mention the results of the tra:k season of 1Q33 is merely to enumerate a string of victories for Army, and no defeats. The season, in itself, provided not only an undefeated team but also several new Academy records. Besides, the fact that defeat did not come our way is especially creditable in view of the caliber of the opposition taken over. The scalps of Notre Dame, Navy and Manhattan, the latter having several stars of national magnitude, are certainly trophies worthy to adorn the account of the season of any eastern track team. We proudly proclaim that the 1933 season was an eminently successful one. Considering, also, that our track men have practically no opportunity for work other than during the spring, and that at least three out of our live op- ponents had had winter track work, much credit must be handed to our men for the hard task accomplished. They worked hard and deserved every point that they made. On April 23rd, under weather conditions more or less reminiscent of cold winter days, the Army met Penn State at State College, Pennsylvania. Being our first meet of the season and hardly having had three weeks of work on the track, the outcome was indeed a pleasing surprise. We got off to a flying start in the 100-yard dash and the 220, Carver and Fuller getting first and second in the 100, and Fuller and Carver getting first and second in the 220. In this latter race, Durfee, one of our most promising sprinters, pulled a tendon and was more or less incapacitated for the remainder of the season. In the mile, Captain Graham found little opposition and in spite of the cold weather managed to turn in a 4:25.4 mile. However, it was in the 440 that the big surprise of the day came. Dick King, running his best race, was officially timed m 49.6 seconds, thus furnishing the climax for the track events of the day and at the same time making a new Academy record. About this same time Dick Moorman had already begun to 307 NECK AND NECK I ■ I LuEHM Dashe i Martin Pole Vault Rogers Dashes warm up for the high-jump, and not wanting to be outdone by his namesake, he pro- ceeded to better that venerable high-jump record set some thirteen years ago by Vidal and thereby furnished the climax feat of the field events. The meet ended with a score of 74-62 in favor of Army. Individual honors for high scoring went to Jack Armstrong of Army, having obtained a first place both in the discus-throw and the shot-put. Carver, Fuller, Martm, and Epler contributed a first and second each. April 30th came along and under inconceivably blue skies, the Penn Relays started. Fifteen Army men made the trip but found the competition furnished by the best track men of the East too strong to permit our colors to win much glory. However, but for the fact that Army was disqualified in the preliminaries of the shuttle-hurdle relay event, this team composed of Smith, D. O., Rich, Blandford and Epler con- stituted our best hope and would have probably gone far towards placing in the finals. In spite of all, the distance medley relay team of King, Proctor, Starbird and Graham placed fourth in this event which was run in world record time. Armstrong came back from the Relays with his usual medal. He placed second m the discus- throw this time instead of third, as he had done previously. The following week the track team met its first foe at home and defeated the visiting team from Boston College by the score of 76-50. Army won seven first places, seven second places and nine third places. Epler led the field and track competition obtaining a first in both hurdle events, a tie with three others in the high-jump, and a close third in the broad-jump. The only clean sweep for us was in the discus-throw, where Armstrong, Smoller, and Kopcsak placed first, second, and third respectively, each within a foot of the next one. Martin, R. L., captain-elect for next year, took two additional vaults after having secured first place in the meet, and succeeded in setting a new record in the pole vault which had previously been held by Hutchison, ' 29. The first big test for our cinder track artists came on May 13th, when Notre Dame came from the mid-west with practically the same team that had defeated us the preceding year at South Bend. Nevertheless, this was another year and the Black, Gold, and Gray team was determined to avenge the defeat of the previous year. This 308 f " v4 . »Li • .i _ EVEN AT THE START we succeeded in doing, and the Irish returned to hidiana with a defeat on their record. Our main superiority was in the field events. With a clean sweep in the discus, Armstrong, Smoller and Kopcsak again performing in order; a first and second in the javelin by Williams and Martin, a first in the high-jump by Dick Moorman, and a second and third in the broad-jump gave us more than enough to out-balance the slight superiority of Notre Dame in the dashes. The 100 and the 220 were both taken by Notre Dame in the very good time of 9.7 and 21 flat respectively. But in the 440 and the mile, we closed considerably the gap on the score board, and from then on, as far as the remaining track events were considered, it was anybody ' s track meet. To say the least, although there were no records broken on this day, the meet was very interesting and conducive beyond a doubt to a great deal of satisfaction for .ill Army followers. The final score was Army 76 — Notre Dame 52. The next Saturday proved to be the closest and the toughest meet of the season. Manhattan College of New York City came with one of the strongest teams in it.-; history, which included several of the best track men m the East. We were bareh- able to win the meet by the score of 68j -573 . In this meet again, the dashes did not afford us the opportunity to run into an e;irly lead. The next race, the mile, turned out to be not only a spectacular two-man battle but also a thrilling one to watch because the outcome was not certain until the tape actually had been broken. Captain Graham of Army and Frank Crowley of Manhattan ran a gruelling race in this event. Throughout the four laps there was a distance of not more than two yards between the leader and the second man, and it was the superior experience and greater stamina of Crowley, one of the outstanding milers in the East, that helped him to beat Graham in the final sprint in the straight-of-way at the finish. It was a great race for both men and although Graham was beaten, it was, perhaps, the best race he had ever run. Another event that brought a great deal of excitement on that day and contributed generously to our final score was our decisive victory in the 440-yard dash. King, R. T., Lonning, and Mart;, in that order, showed their respective heels to the opposition and finished five yards ahead of the closest Manhattan contestant. The field events were also evenly divided, more or less, with Army getting a slight 309 AHAM nUEL DURFEE Dashes. edge in the high-jump, taking all three places. Moorman, R. R., took first, and Epler, Smith, D. O., Van Way and Kenerick, all tied for second. In the pole vault, Martin once more grabbed his favorite bamboo, warmed up sufficiently and raised his own previous record of 12 4 to 12 6 . The last event to wind up the meet was the pole vault and the way in which Martin performed was a fitting end to the closest en- gagement of the season. The last meet of the season, on May 27, brought to our oval the Midshipmen from Annapolis. This was the first Army-Navy track meet since 1928, and in every respect It was a contest worthy of its traditional rivalry. Army started the fireworks with a clean undisputed sweep in the 100-yard dash when Carver, Luehman, and Fuller ended up in a close one, two, three. After this brilliant start Army was never headed in the scoring. The 220-yard dash was taken by Navy but we retaliated by taking second and third, Luehman and Fuller scoring for Army. The mile again featured Captain Graham in a fine race in which he won first place. The quarter-mile provided one of the most spectacular quarter-miles ever run on the local track. Dick King was being led by several yards, about one hundred yards from the finish, when suddenly he wound up with such a stirring and gallant sprint that he won in 49.8 seconds, just 0.2 seconds above his record set at Penn State, but still the fastest time ever produced on our cinder track at West Point. The two-mile furnished an upset and one of the individual deeds which render every Army-Navy track meet worth seeing. Ryan, running the two-mile for the first time produced the necessary grit and courage to beat his Navy opponent who was far more experienced at that race. Our main hopes on the two-mile rested on Dodd Starbird, our veteran cross-country captain and regular two-miler for the past three years. However, when he had to fall back from the leading position to fourth place on account of a leg injury suffered the previous week, the race was not even half over. We could hardly imagine any Army man stepping into Starbird ' s shoes and attempting to keep up with that Navy man who was setting a killing pace. On the last lap, Ryan, who had been twenty yards back of the leader and who had seemed to be doing his best to stick that close, began closing the gap slowly but surely. It was only on the home stretch that he finally caught and f SUoil CLEAN SWEEP FOR ARMY passed his man to obtain hrst place, a maior ' " A " and a star on top of that for beating the Navy. Incidentally, the time in which Ryan ran this two-mile was the best time turned in in that event during the whole season. The rest of the track events were all closely determined with the exception of the low-hurdles in which Navy copped first, second, and third with a wonderful trio of low-hurdlers. In the field events, our discus throwers were again covering themselves with glory by winning once more three places for the Army. In the shot-put, Dick Moorman came perilously near to breaking another Academy record. He missed Bud Sprague ' s mark, set six years ago by a miserly inch and a half. Nevertheless, this was not all that was happening of importance. The Army pole-vaulters, led by Martin and McCrary, found some real competition. The bar kept rising and rising until there were only three men left con- tending for honors, Thomas and Gregory for Navy and Martin for Army. The bar was finally set at 12 ' 8 " and properly measured for new record. On the third try for Army, Martin cleared a beautiful vault over the bar, while Thomas and Gregor ' both failed. It was a new Academy record and the third one set by Martin in one season. In retrospect, no one can class the 1933 track season as anything but a real success. In mentioning the prospects for 1934, one must take into consideration that there is a re.il task ahead for anybody who tries to fill the shoes of such men as Graham, Epler, Armstrong, Starbird, King, Fuller, and Carver. However, when spring rolls around again, their places will be taken and represented very creditably. Davis, K. L., Durfee, Luehman and Church will be the leading contenders for the dashes. In the middle distances there is a host of good men of experience who are willing to work. Kern, Northam, Lipscomb, Green, Rogers, W. L., Mart:, Proctor, Hildebrandt, Breakfield, and Saxton ought to develop into consistent point makers. In the field events we shall be practically as strong as before, having on hand Martin, Moorman, R. R., Smoller, Kopcsak, McCrary, Smith, D. O., Kenerick, Shuler, and Groves, two outstanding performers in the field events of this year ' s Plebe team. The high-hurdlers will, no doubt, be led this year by big Dale Smith and Rich. All that we earnestly hope is that the spring of 1934 be more like spring than winter, so that our men may be able to get i . .- Howell Disfanres outside and start real training for the strenuous season that lies before them. The schedule this year consists of such formidable opposition as Boston College, Massa- chusetts Tech, Dartmouth, Penn State, and Navy, plus the Penn Relays on April 28th for a few of the men. This schedule stands comparison with any that previous Army Track teams have ever undertaken. A study of it will show that our team will be up against some of the best competition in the East and that it will be forced to travel at top speed in order to go through the season undefeated. All the members of the team feel that they will bring to a close another successful season the afternoon of May 26th when they again " sink the Navy, " this time in the Navy ' s own backyard on the banks of the Severn. ARMY RECORDS 100 YARD DASH 220 YARD DASH 440 Y. ' VRD DASH Moore, E., ' 31, 9 7 10 sec. Heacock, " 25, 21 2 ' .5 sec. King, ' 33, 49 6 10 sec. 1 2 MILE RUN Lermond, " 30, 1 min. 55 6 ' 10 sec. 1 MILE RUN 2 MILE RUN Lermond, " 30, 4 mm. 15 2 10 sec. Lermond, " 30, 9 min. 28 4 ' 10 sec. 120 YARD HIGH HURDLES 220 YARD LOW HURDLES Barkes, ' 24, 14 4 5 sec. Barkes, ' 24, 24 sec. HIGH JUMP BROAD JUMP POLE VAULT Moorman, " 34, 6 ft. ' 4 in. Sexton, " 24, 23 ft. 3 in. Martin, ' 34, 12 ft. 8 in. Sprac SHOT PUT je, " 29, 49 ft. 8 in. javelin THROW Lankenau, " 32, 201 ft. 7 Walk DISCUS THROW Jark, " 29, 158 ft. 2 1 2 in. 400m. LOW HURDLES 8 in. McConnell, " 32, 57.3 sec. MILE RELAY :R, D. P., ' 29; Renshaw, ' 29; Traub, ' 28; Gilchrist, ' 28 3 mm. 28 6 10 sec. 440 yard relay 31; Moore, E., ' 31; Inskeep, ' 31; Green, C. E.. " 31 42.7 sec. 312 r T }, VEARERS OF V ' i THE MINOR " A " K-% J ' i Mq MINOR SPORTS CAPTAINS " ' :. jiB Bo.xmg ■■wk li ' : . KiNARD Tyler Boys Stanton Bennett Russell Mohlere Growdon (Asst. Manager) Hoffman Valdez Craig, W. H. Horstman Kimbrough Meade, L. K. Cummings Van Nostrand Wise (Manager) Hill Upham Mr. Marchand (Coach) Neely (Capwm) Lt. Kammerer (Ojjicer-m-Charge) Caufield Bruce McGoLDRicK, P. Neff Jakle Joyce McCormick Michaelis McCrary SOCCER RESULTS OF 1933 SEASON Army Opponenst 3 LEHIGH 1 1 SPRINGFIELD 4 1 FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL 1 DELAWARE M. I. T. SYRACUSE LAFAYETTE HARVARD Wise Manager SOCCER THIS year Coach Marchand had excellent material with which to work, including several of last year ' s letter-men and a number of others who, although they had not won their letters, might be termed as veterans. Practice started early and in a very short time there were noticeable signs of organization and team work. Coach Marchand was assisted not a little by active interest on the part of Lieutenant Kammerer, who was himself captain of soccer m his cadet days. Captain Jack Neely, who had already proved himself an able fullback, showed also his ability as a team captain. Larry Meade filled the other fullback position and Van Nostrand played in the goal. This trio stopped almost everything that came their way and made the net a hard place to reach. Caufield, Upham, and Stanton gave their opponents plenty to think about at midfield, playing a combination offensive and defensive game and showing a tendency always to be where the ball was, ready to boot it well into position for the forward line. Bruce, Bill Craig, and Kip Boys formed the center of the forward line, with " Mundo " Valde: and Russell playing wing positions. " Killer " Hill, Tom Hayes, and Fred Cummmgs played good games in the line, while Pete Bennett and 1 1 Ml MU Haljback ' f ' ' ' r ' ?-- ' Ted Hoffman supported them in halfback positions and Sandy Horstman kept stray shots out of the goal. The season opened on October 4th and Lehigh University fell victim to an Army attack that gave us a 3-1 victory. Springfield came down the Hudson the following week to avenge Lehigh. The score was tied until the last quarter when Springfield got in three quick ones and left us with the wrong end of a 4-1 score. We were still a bit groggy the next week and ended up the Frankhn and Marshall game with a 1-1 tie, which they declined to play off. The next four games were decidedly in Army ' s favor, and Delaware, M. I. T., Syracuse and Lafayette went home talking to themselves with the scores 3-0, 5-0, 5-0, and 4-0 respectively. The next and final game of the season demonstrated that John Harvard can take you in and treat you royally, beat you on the soccer field, and then treat you royally again. The team went to Cambridge for the Harvard game and was split up to stay as guests of members of the Crimson team. They all enjoyed the visit and enjoyed the game as well, although it was a hard game throughout played on a slippery snow-covered field, and resulted in a 3-1 victory for Harvard. The season undoubtedly was a success, in spite of two defeats, and the Corps is well pleased with its soccer men. Good prospects appear for another good season next year. Though a high percentage of regulars will be lost by graduation, it is believed that the remaining letter-men and reserves, assisted by the material coming up from the Plebe squad, will give Coach Marcha nd and captain-elect Stanton a team of which the Corps will continue to be proud. Van Nostrand Goal if. r H0LlhRM ' N SCHLANSER CURRAN SnYDER YoST BrYDE Barton (Miiiwgcr) Van Nostrand Grohs Davis, J. J. McEntee Bidgoou Sawyer Mr M rch and (Coach) Simenson Warren 0 " Neil (CufJtmn) Telford Lawlor Lt. Grant (Oficer-m-Charge) vNctwW HOCKEY THE RECORD Arniy Opponents 7 4 M. I. T. 1 COLGATE 2 4 UNION 3 3 MASSACHUSETTS STATE 2 UNIVERSITY () OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 3 2 WILLIAMS 1 1 PRINCETON 9 3 MIDDLEBURY 2 2 BROWN 6 4 ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE 6 !l« TOM TAKES IT DOWN HOCKEY THE results of the 1Q33-34 hockey season offer but a poor indication of the events which actually transpired. Getting off to a slow start and dogged by misfortune and hard luck, the team met unusually strong opposition and fought valiantly through a discouraging season. Each game was hard fought and closely contested to the end. In every effort Army displayed a brand of clean, fast hockey which was a tribute to the un- tiring efforts of Coach Marchand and a credit to the fine leadership of Captain O ' Neii. Army lost its opening game to a strong and well-seasoned team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After maintaining a 3-0 lead through most of the game, our team showed the effects of its lack of practice and allowed the score to be tied 4-4 in the third period. In the overtime M. I. T. decided the contest with three more goals. It was in this game that Donohue, star center, suffered a broken ankle and was unable to play tor the re- mainder of the season. The loss of Donohue, and of Lawlor a week later, was a severe blow to the team, and was evidenced in the loss of the next game to Colgate University. Here Army showed its strongest offensive but could score only a single goal owing to the remarkable agility of the Colgate goalie, who made fifty-five saves. Following this, a reorganized and much improved team defeated Union and Massachusetts State before engaging 1? fi D I J m W ' SiMENSON Defense Telford W.ng O ' Neil Wmg f} New Hampshire in perhaps the most spectacular game of the season. For three periods of fast, hard playing, neither team was able to score. Then a strong offensive in the overtime period netted the visitors the winning goal. The remaining minutes of the game Army played with no goalie and six men on the ice, consequently failing to tie the count. Of the next four games, the team won two. Williams was defeated for the third successive time m two years and Middlebury was shut out in a close game. Princeton with three fast forward lines outclassed a fighting Army defense, and an undefeated Brown team took a game which was marred by penalties. As the fourteenth in the series of annual games with the Royal Military College approached. Army ' s chances of handing the Canadians their first defeat seemed better than ever before. For the first time since the start of the season the squad was at full strength and in excellent condition. The West Point rink was crowded to capacity for the event. It was a colorful, thrilling game with the outcome an uncertainty to the last whistle. At the outset both teams showed speed, but the Canadians " defense was the stronger, and a series of heavy drives gave to them a first period lead of four points. Army ' s hope for recovery seemed slim in the second period, but O ' Neil finally scored with forty-five seconds to play. Early in the third period, R. M. C. netted two more goals. Undaunted, Army fought desperately, staging numerous heavy attacks on the strong Canadian defense and breaking through at last for its second tally. As the period progressed the visitors " lead was narrowed to two goals and only time seemed to prevent Army from gaining final victory. Lawlor Defense Defeme ) Swain Prichard Brown. C, E. Jones LeMovne Davall Meanv PiRAM (Manager) Lt. McInerney (Ojficer-m-Charge) Hay Terrell Christensen Jensen Stillman Roberts Gray Mr. Cavanaligh (Coach) Nall (Asst Manager) Arosemena Forte Kushner Connor Bennett (CafiMin) White. Dick Rhoades Smith, D. O. BOXING THE RECORD Army Opponents 6 MARYLAND UNIVERSITY 2 U.S. 6 COAST GUARD ACADEMY 3 2 YALE UNIVERSITY 5 10 BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY 6 OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 2 4 WESTERN MARYLAND 4 6}4 PENN STATE COLLEGE H BOXING " HEN Billy Cavanaugh ' s proteges began to drag their musty gloves from the attic back m December for ' the coming hstic season, the Corps felt that it had cause to wonder what success we should have. Billy came through though with a successful boxing team, a team containing only three veterans, Captain Bennett, Dick, and Arosemena, of last year ' s team. An inexperienced outfit, three members had never fought before. Rhoades came out last year when the season was more than half gone; Jensen had his first workout i n December; Smith had been working out for a couple of years as an understudy of Remus but had never entered the ring. In Rhoades we have a successful tly-weight who made a most satisfactory showing in his first six fights, losing only one. He has what it takes to make a fighter and his friends expect to see him return from the Intercol- legiates with a first next year. Dick made a perfect showing in the bantam weight class his Plebe Year, and last year his efforts were almost as successful. This season he entered the more difficult 125 lb. class in which he found a great deal of opposition, winning four out of six bouts. A cool and smooth fighter, combining good headwork with beautiful footwork. !!• ONE TWO THREE Our capable captain, the genial Pete Bennett, had three years of boxing. He entered the ring in the meets last year. Entering the campaign this season with vigorous determination, Bennett had only one defeat. Careful and cautious, he scored only one knockout, usually wearing his opponent down until he had the situation well under control by the third round. Connor leads the squad this season in individual victories. He had only a draw against him. A clever lad this one with punches that the recipient remembers. In Forte we have another man who fought very little last year, but he has always been a steady and conscientious worker. Forte has only one defeat recorded against him for the season. He won a draw at Yale, and the remaining bouts were his. Our third veteran of last year is Arosemena. A hard hitter, and a wonderful ability to " take " it have nearly always carried him to victory. Gorsky of Western Maryland is the only man who has ever been known to give Rosie the K. O. That knockout came as a surprise to all, but it means no discredit to Arosemena; his opponent is an exceptionally good boxer, intercollegiate champion of his weight this year. Our light heavyweight class uncovered this year a man ne -er before seen in Cavanaugh ' s camp. He was found punching a bag in the Sparring Room early last December. He had never before been in anyone ' s ring, but he won four out of five bouts. Jensen has two more seasons ahead of him. Last but not least in physique or importance we have Dale Smith, lanky heavyweight who has three victories out of four fights to his good. He has brought home the bacon from every meet in which he was furnished opposition, except that with Western Maryland. 1 i ■M-, R, H. (Manager KtRN BaTSON McCrARV (Cd tdlHj LufTRtLL Ca.RN Mr. Jenk Coach Ai.AMs, R H. Matuigtrr V RESTLING THE RECORD Army Opponents S FRANKLIN £r MARSHALL 24 30 SPRINGFIELD YALE 27 27 M. I. T. 3 28 BROWN 3 13 TUFTS 15 y V RESTLING THE 1934 wrestling season can be called neither a success nor a failure. Army won three and lost three of the six meets. However, considering the fact that the material lacked experience the record was as good as could be expected. Captain McCrary showed excellent form throughout the season and failed to meet his equal. Batsoninthe 126 pound class repeated his record of last year and until his injury in the Yale meet he with his scissors was a match for the best. Presnell after getting into condition displayed great ability and was an almost steady winner. Miller, in the unlimited class developed into a first class wrestler and should have little trouble with anyone next season. The less experienced men, none having appeared on the mat at West Point before, showed great spirit and lacked only m experience. Neiger, the captain for next year, lost only one bout. Cairnes m the 118 pound class developed fast and will be far above average next year. Kern and Coleman in the 155 and 165 pound classes gave their op- ponents plenty of trouble although they were not so successful this season. Among the reserves, Moseley, Frye, Phelan, Kieffer, Vars, Hawes, and Ingram deserve mention for steadiness and hard work. Franklin and Marshall came to West Point with a team of three years experience together and defeated Army r (« -. 4 by a score of 24 to 8. Cairnes, Neiger, and Miller were missing from the line up in that meet and had they wrestled the score might have been ditferent. Batson won by fall and McCrary, who had his hardest hout of the season, by decision. Springfield the next opponent on the schedule was defeated 30 to 6 by a much improved Army team. Army won six bouts by f;ill while Springfield won but two and those by decision. The feature of this meet was McCrary ' s Airplane Spin with which he threw his man in fifty-seven seconds. M. I. T. fell before Army by a score of 27 to 3. They were in bad condition, however, from the midyear ex- aminations and deserved more credit than the score would indicate. Army suffered a rather disastrous defeat at the hands of Yale this year. McCrary scored the only victory for Army by gaining a fall. Although the score, 27 to 5, was somewhat one sided, most of the Army wrestlers showed up well and lost by a small margin on time advantage. Kern ' s bout in the 155 pound class went into overtime periods but Haase succeeded in gaining a fall. Brown fell before Army by a score of 28 to 3 on the following Saturday. Army won seven of the eight bouts most of them by fall. McCrary, Batson, and Neiger showed the same ability in this meet that they had displayed throughout the year. Army lost the last meet of the season to a strong Tufts team. Although Army was in the lead until the last bout. Miller was defeated by time advantage m extra periods and the meet went to Tufts by a score of 15 to 13. PHELAN(Asst Manager) Richardson, J, J. Goldenberg Melton Yarborough Yarbrough Gaston Bodine Ligon (Manager) Capt. Barnes (Officer-m-Charge) Twitchell Kemper Kelly Gage Niles Dorland Van Ormer Murray Mr. Joe Nil (Coach) BuYNOSKi Treacy Caughey Smyser Maury (Captain) Eatman Griffith Totten Hess SV IMMING THE RECORD Army Opponent 38 COLGATE UNIVERSITY 33 50 AMHERST COLLEGE 21 43 SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE 28 34 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 37 28 DARTMOUTH UNIVERSITY 43 45 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 26 ,(- ON YOUR MARKS SWIMMING THE season opened auspiciously on January 20 with the Colgate meet, which Army won after a hard right by the score 38-33. Gage started the season off with a second in the 220, and his classmate, Hess, continued the good work by taking rirst m the 50. Caughey and Griffith sent our total up with a first and second, respectively, in the dive, both putting on fine performances. Maury added another victory in the 440, to be followed by Smyser who took second in the backstroke. Buynoski ' s win in the breast stroke, however, was offset by the loss of the first two places in the 100. leaving the score at the start of the relay 30-33 in Colgate ' s favor. The relay team of Treacy, Maury, Hess, and Totten then proceeded to save the day, setting a new Academy record. The second meet, with Amherst, was rather a rest, though no set-up by any means. First places were taken by Maury, Hess, Griffith, Buynoski, Gage, and the relay team of Totten, Gage, Treacy, and Hess. However, despite the apparent ease with which the Army swimmers won, there were several very close races to make things inter- esting. The final score was 50-21. Springfield College came to West Point on February 10, but failed to carry off the spoils of victory, though they made some strong bids. Gage managed to shatter an Academy record by several seconds. Hess won the 100, mak- ing the score 35-28 for Army and the relay team won the meet. Back,stroke IX Griffith Dive ■L ' The Princeton meet, February 17, was expected to be the season ' s hardest. The Army swimmers went into the meet determined to make up for last year ' s stinging defeat, but fell barely short of their mark in losing 34-37- Hess, at last, broke Timberlake ' s record made in 1929 in the 50, after having tied it in two meets running. Caughey won the dive in beautiful form. Gage was defeated by a narrow margin in the 440, in time better than the Academy record. Maury had the same misfortune m the 220. Buynoski took second in the breast stroke, and then Hess startled everyone by breaking his second record of the day, in the 100. On Washington ' s Birthday, the Indians arrived from Dartmouth m all their warpaint, and scalped the Army team 43-28. Maury and Hess took seconds in the 220 and 50 but as usual Caughey and Griffith helped along with first and second in the dive. Maury, swimming the 440 for the second time this year, gathered in five more points. The other events, however, resulted in only seconds and thirds for us, though we lost the relay by only a foot to lose the meet. The last meet of the season and also the trip was on February 24 when we swam Columbia at New York. The team left with the odds against it in most people ' s expectation, but won 45-26. Maury took second in the 220, and Hess and Treacy both defeated their old rival, Jennings, in the 50. Caughey and Griffith took first and second in the dive with very high scores. Gage and Buynoski took seconds in the 440 and breast stroke, to be followed by Maury ' s first in the back stroke. Hess then furnished his share with another record m the 100, and the relay team (Totten, Gage, Treacy, and Hess) not to be outdone again broke its record. PuNSALAN Hayes Jeffus Coburn GrLLESPiE Jackson Oswald Symroski Lampert Wilson Smith Cozart Wright Crowder Segrist Ashman Parks ScHWEiDEL Flanick Himes Gross (CafiMiJi ) Andrews Stuart Lipscomb, T. H. FENCING THE RECORD Army Opponents lOH ST. JOHWS COLLEGE 6 ' 2 10 CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK 7 934 YALE UNIVERSITY 7H 91 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 7 9 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 8 m A md FENCING Andrews (aj ¥ 9 1 THERE IS never a falling off of interest m the sport of fencing. Although the followers of the sport are small in number, each year sees an adequate turn- out and an increasing public interest. In the days of the Three Musketeers fencing was more than a sport, it was a vital need. It was a defense and an attack necessary to a man ' s existence. Also it was superior to the contemporary manner of settling difference, in that it gave to the outraged or attacked little man an opportunity to avenge or protect himself from the bully. In those days little men strutted even in the presence of big men, there was a general attitude of respect among all men regard- less of size. An individual with every appearance of innocuous mildness might well possess a wrist of steel coupled with a lightning fast hand. In consequence no ad- vantage was taken of his size or his appearance. It is a far cry from that age of swordsmanship to the present, yet in the meeting of blades there is still a measure of thrills . . . your speed, technique and cunning against your opponent ' s. Can you outwit him, outspeed and outthink him? Can you take advantage of those openings he leaves yawning at you? When steel meets steel a slight movement gives you a certain knowledge of your opponent ' s worth. There IS the slight sensitive touch of foil blades, the heavier momentary click of dueling swords, and the full ringing flash of sabres. The Army has always turned out an excellent and enthusiastic fencing squad due chiefly to the ability of a fine coach to determine which in a group of heavy handed inexperienced plebes has the essential for foil, for sword, or for sabre. And further, the coach ' s ability to instill in these neophytes by his teachings a high regard and liking for the sport of fencing. Last year ' s graduation swept a fine team into the ranks of lieutenants ... .an undefeated team boasting such sterling performers as Honeycutt, Gates and Lothrop in the foils, Edwards, in the epee, and Kaiser in the sabre. This year a team of very little experience, composed chiefly of Second Classmen, r v. £ opened the season against St. John ' s College. The toilsmen just getting the feel of competition were nosed out 5 to 4. In the epee a veteran team of Gross, captain, and Flanick won 2 2 to l}- which tied the score. Then Schweidel and Andrews swept through the sabre bouts 4 to 0. The meet with City College of New York was much the same, the four victories in sabre deciding the final score. By this time the foilsmen had tested their mettle and were ready for the highly vaunted Yale team. The result was a 9 2 to 7 2 v ' tory, the team displaying a dash and spirit which even gladdened the heart of Mr. Dimond. On the heels of this brilliant play the team swept through Columbia and New York University for another undefeated season. The Columbia meet which found the enemy with a 7 to 2 lead at the end of the foil bouts was a thriller, but Army ' s spirit carried the team from behind to a 932 to 7}- 2 victory. Though the plebes lost to a more experienced Roxbury team by a score of 10 to 7 the season was an excellent one for Army with the Intercollegiates still in the future. In the Intercollegiates which were completed at New York City March 31st although we did not manage to win the team title, yet Flanick annexed the individual epee championship in a brilliant fence-off and Andrews won the individual sabre title. Schweidel, Gross, and Symroski were all semi-finalists. It is interesting to note that while our team is composed of men who, before com- ing to West Point, have never seen a fencing weapon, we always turn out some fencers who rank high m New York fencing circles. Lieutenants Sands and Heiss, both recent graduates, hold the Metropolitan and National Epee Championships, respectively. The squad wishes to express its appreciation to its Officer in Charge, Lieutenant Pesek for his work in its behalf, and to its coach, Mr. Dimond, for his untiring and patient work with each individual. f Lipscomb, T. H. t ' . " ' _A.„. j.., ?J,7, 1 ' .•• " ' • ' H ■ " ' « ' »??,• - y - I.UK- Willie CoKUL I ' LkM,, H .ikL I ' uulll Culver Havwood Van Roo Smith, R A Hllvl SxEELt Lewis (Matwgerl Gee Taylor Winkle Capt. Miley [Ojf cer-m-Chdrge) Betts (Capwm) Mr Maloney (Coach) Baker, H. M. Hall GYMNASIUM RESULTS OF THE 1934 SEASON Army Opponents TEMPLE 25 29 49 PANZER 47 SOUTH CAROLINA 7 52 M. L T. 2 47 SPRINGFIELD 7 Lewis Betts Manager Cdfildin Mr. Maloney Coach INTERCOLLECIATES GYMNASIUM IN Gymnastics this year. Captain Betts had the honor of holding the highest all-around individual score ever made by an Army gymnast. Next in line was Baker on the rings who never once failed to tuck away first place. Close behind in point scores were Taylor, Winkle, and Hall. On the horizontal bar Betts was a sure first with Cordes right behind. Keen competition ensued between Taylor and Gee on the parallel bars with Taylor out in front. Gee giving him a hard fight every time. Winkle surprised us all one afternoon by climbing the rope in 4.7 seconds; Higgins, Smith, and Rogers were the other climbers. Our tumblers Gee, Culver, Haneke, and Willis show- ed marked improvement. Hall, our intercollegiate champion for 1933, Hulse and Steele held down the Side Horse, while on the rings. Baker, Powell, and Haywood took part m every meet, with Powell giving even old dependable Rip a hard fight for second place. But, not contented with going through the season undefeated. Army walked away with the Eastern Intercollegiate Tournament. Captain Betts led the team to triumph by winning the Ail- Around, the High Bar, placing third on the Parallel Bars, and tying for third on the Side Horse. Winkle won the championship on the rings with Baker as a close second. Higgins took second place on the rope and Winkle fourth. Taylor tied for fourth place on the Parallel Bars. Such a showing makes 1934 our best season. V Betts High Bai B. KER Rmgs WlNKL Rmgs fy Smith Rope Tumhhng i ,; y¥ !j - K " 4 M % I ia Lt. Stone (OjJicer-m-Charge) Schnabel (Assistatit Manager) Cady Exton Daly Smyser Sibley (Manager) Mr. Chambers (Coach) Fellenz Gueney Reynolds (Captain) Schull O ' Connell Worthington TENNIS RESULTS OF THE 1933 SEASON 6 4 Ariny 9 3 6 5 9 7 8 7 1 AMHERST NORTH CAROLINA COLUMBIA N. Y. U. PENN STATE FORDHAM ST. JOHN ' S RUTGERS WILLIAMS WESLEYAN " i i PLAYING THE NET TENNIS Q.. THE 1Q33 season started impressively midst unusual spring showers. The outdoor courts for this season were not available until some weeks later than ordinary. Finally, however, the sun did hurst forth and the team, under the enthusiastic driving of Ralph Chambers, took to the clay as a kid with a bucket takes to a sand pile. This year was to be a good one and every member had that belief pounded home. Roy Reynolds started the work. Driving, volleying, smashing from net to back line, he led the others — allowing no one an opportunity to ease up a bit. As a result, when the season opened with Amherst, the cadets found themselves in excellent form and didn ' t drop a single match — winning 9-0. The following match with the University of North Carolina — a team which hasn ' t been beaten since Braddock ' s defeat at Duquesne — ended 3-6. Every cadet faced two opponents that day — a North Carolina man and the spectre of several 9-0 defeats which weighed down heavily. Each singles match was extended— Army ' s advantage and then Carolina ' s advantage. The spectators who had braved the raw weather paced the sidelines and asked the scores in whispers. No match was less brilliant than the others and anyone who wished to see excellent tennis could have settled by any of those four ice rink courts. The end of the singles matches found us three up and found North Carolina subs unravelling their knitted sweaters, so tense was the situation. Apparently Daly and Reynolds, Fellen: and O ' Connell, and SchuU and Guiney had given the best they had, for we dropped all the doubles, and North Carolina won 3-6. After taking Columbia, New York U., Penn State, Fordham, St. John ' s and Rut- gers in stride the team rode to Williamstown to try their strokes on Williams College. The day was a sweltering one and rain clouds were ever present. Finally after stopping and continuing several times, the match was called because of rain — Williams winning 5-1. 337 Fellen-- Co-Captdi i " HhO V O ' CONNEL Co-Captain m !L AN EASY KILL -h- ' - P Dan Daly blossomed from the rear rank of Plebe Year into a stellar yearling, and No. 1 man. His play was poker faced — drive drive drive — and he rarely lost. Captain Roy Reynolds was forced to No. 2 and from that position counter attacked all of his opponents viciously — turning m many victories against few defeats for the season. Fellenz, O ' Connell, and SchuU banged out a fine percentage of wins. Pat Guiney, completing the six, batted well over five hundred. O ' Connell and Fellenz, Reynolds and Schull, Daly and Cady comprised the doubles. The indispensability of one " Peewee " Fellenz to one " Okie " O ' Connell and vice versa was probably the deciding factor which elected them co-captains for 1934. The worrying Peewee and the devil- may-care Okie should form a bang-up combination for next year. The plebes relaxed their necks and shoulders and defeated a strong Roxbury aggregation, but with the post officers the relaxation was not so noticeable — the match ended in a draw. No plebe was outstanding but all of them were above average. As the early 1933 season was hampered by rain so was the beginning of the 1934 season equally affected by continuing midwinter weather. Not until three days before the opening match on April 21 was the team able to practice on the outdoor courts. Therefore little could be done before the opener. April 21 found the team installed in Rutgers University. Ram had threatened but the afternoon finally came — lukewarm and sunny. At two o ' clock our men took to the courts — Daly playing 1, O ' Connell — 2, Cady — 3, Fellenz — 4, Tyler — 5, and Exton 6. On the first court Daly, moving slowly at first, gradually gained power and confidence and took Kelly nicely in two sets. O ' Connell and Cady both dropped their matches, but Fellenz and Tyler won theirs. The doubles particularly demonstrated the little practice, for although the indi- vidual play was good, team work was lacking. Waters and Tyler alone chalked up an Army victory, the final score being Rutgers — 5, Army — 4 with the Army having a preponderance of games. The team showed promise and with additional coordination it will register often during the remainder of the season. 338 Lt. Jones iOjficer-m-Charge) Laurion cs Cook Katz Petty Milne Meier Kelly Gary Holderness Meal Spencer Duffy Mr. Canausa (Coach) Meade, L. K Brookhart Smith (Captain) Whipple Culver Mr. Canausa Meier Coach Captau 339 GOLF RESULTS OF THE 1Q33 SEASON Armv Opponents SWARTHMORE M LEHIGH 4 CORNELL 5K LAFAYETTE 7 FORDHAM 3 PENN STATE 7 m i k l Meier Meade GOLF THE spring of 19J3 found Army with the best prospects in years. An exceptionally large squad showed such men as Smith, captain and one of the best of the eastern collegiate golfers; Meals, a hard-hitting player who gets phenomenal distance; Whipple and Meier — all letter-men. Two yearlings, Duffy and Culver, showed excellent promise, as did Brookhart, Petty, and Meade. In spite of a cold, wet spring and short practices. Army ' s outlook was exceptionally rosy. For her trip this year. Army journeyed to Penn State to play over one of the most beautiful of eastern courses. In spite of the beauty of the surroundings. Army for the second straight year got the small end of a 7-2 score. Without offering any alibis, the Army squad did very well in ending with a slate balanced at three won and three lost. The teams played included most of the outstanding players of eastern colleges. As usual. Army ' s pre- season practice consisted only of net drill, approaching to the well-worn Trophy Point green, and a very few rounds on the Storm King course at Cornwall. The steady work and cool playing of Meals, Whipple, Meier, Brookhart, and especially of the ever-consistent Smith, resulted in a highly satisfactory conclusion of a difficult schedule. f f - h M agi, Dbf) ' and fnngmd short courses, ifi7 ' 2 score, three won and bI Amy ' s pre ' iftlavei) ' few flappie, Meier, oiadiUt Faiks Swain (Asst. Manager) Brown Bagby Ellsworth Rich Mitchell Gray Klock Lewis (Asst. Manager) Griffin {Asst. Manager) Saxton McElheny Proctor Blair Leonard Breakfield McManus Kraus Sluman (Manager) Leo Novak (Coach) Worthington Kern Hildebrandt Green Northam (Cafitum) Bryer Howell Lipscomb, T. H. Wood, C. H. Lt. Hopkins (Of cer-in-Charge) CROSS COUNTRY THE RECORD Army Opponents 15 LAFAYETTE COLLEGE 40 19 COLUMBIA 36 15 BOSTON COLLEGE 40 33 ALFRED UNIVERSITY 22 Sluman Manager Northam Capra.n Mr. Leo Nov Coach 341 THE Cross Country team ot 1933 was a well- halanced group who combined their ability with the rigorous training afforded them by the Army course to uphold the tradition of Army teams. Led by Kern, Lipscomb, Bi-yer, Howell, Breakfield, and Hildebrandt, the team started the season with a vic- tory over Lafayette with a perfect score, and won con- sistently until the last meet of the season when Alfred University won by the close score of 22-33. Prospects are bright for next year ' s team with only Kern and Lipscomb being lost by graduation and with the Plebe team contributing several fine runners. »i2 ;: Maj. Thompson (Oflicer-m-Oiargc) Lt. Galloway (Coach) Proctor Brown Combs Womack Weitzel (Manager) Palmer Cummins (Captain) Franklin Estes POLO OUTDOOR SEASON OF 1933 Army Opponents 8 P. M. C. 2 8 YALE 6 INDOOR SEASON OF 1934 17 SQUADRON " A " 6 7 PRINCETON 11 9 PENNSYLVANIA 1 19 CORNELL 8 14 P. M. C. 10 7 HARVARD 10 7 YALE 13 10 FORT HAMILTON 12 r TURNED BACK AT THE GOAL POLO y IITTLE ot the old regime in Polo remained at the opening of this academic year. Armyhad graduated her brilliantveteran team of ' 33.0nlyCummins remained. Major J. B. Thompson had replaced Major F. W. Boye as Officer-in-charge, and Lt. D. G. Galloway took over as Coach early in the year. The situation was not bad however. In Brown, Army possessed strong promise of a back equal to Scott. In addition to Franklin ' s bid for position at one there was an abundance of yearling material. The record Plebe Squad of Palmer, Estes, Combs, and Meek had come up to the " A " squad. In the Riding Hall, Army met Pennsylvania Military College in a pre-season game following the ArmyP. M. C. football game. The Cadets were beaten but showed remarkable fight and gave promise of a strong team for the coming season. Early in 1934 Army met her first scheduled opponent and won a decisive victory. Frankhn, Cummins, and Brown gave such an excellent exhibition of accurate hitting and hard riding that the second team was sent in after the fourth period to round out a score of 17-6 against Squadron " A, " New York National Guard. At the hands of Princeton on the following Saturday the Cadets were defeated 11-7- Following this game the University of Pennsylvania was trounced by the Junior Varsity with Palmer, Womack, and Combs, by a score of 9-1. On January 27th the Cornell trio pre- sented themselves and were defeated by the Cadet team. The score was 19-8. The unbeaten Pennsylvania Military College team met the Cadets in the Riding Hall on the following Saturday. This g ame will stand out in Polo history at West Point. The so-called " " green Cadet Team " gave such a demonstration of skilled riding and coordinated play as had never before been seen in the Riding Hall. Army assumed the lead in the first period and held it through the second, but the score was tied 5-5 at the half. P. M. C. came back strong in the fourth period to score 3 goals to Army ' s none. At the end of the 5th the score stood, P. M. C. 9, Army 8. The last 343 L i N-:- 1 period was brilliant. In a burst of magnificent offensive and defensive play the Cadets scored 6 goals this period and held P. M. C. to a score of 1. The game ended Army — 14, P. M. C. — 10. In this game Cummins equaled the Riding Hall record for scoring in one game. He accounted for nine of Army ' s 14 goals. Throughout the game his hard riding, clean hitting and keenly sensed play kept P. M. C. hard to it: he directed the team admirably and was the main factor of victory. Franklin and Brown both gave a convincing exhibition. On succeeding Saturdays the Cadet team met Harvard and Yale but was defeated by both. The scores were: Harvard — 10, Army — 7; Yale — 13, Army — 7- At this time the team underwent a change in line-up. Combs replaced Franklin at one. The game with Governor ' s Island on March 3 was cancelled and the Cadets met their Post rivals, the officers of the 10th Cavalry. The new trio was beaten by them 12-8. In this game Brown was injured and was replaced by Estes, yearling back, who played excellent polo, accounting for 6 of Army ' s 8 goals. In the final game of the season the Cadets playing against the crack 15 goal team from Fort Hamilton made a strong bid for victory, holding the officers until the closing periods and then losing only by a score of 12-10. The squad loses by graduation four long time members: Cummins, Franklin, Proctor, and Womack. The first two named are letter men and the last two have been awarded the Academy monogram. To fill their places are Wilson, McElroy, Hines and Van Volkenburg of the Plebe Squad. The Plebe Team was nosed out by the Yale freshmen by a one goal margin after a hard fought game. Later they defeated the officers of the 7th Regiment, New York National Guard. As the Howitzer goes to press. Army is preparing for the National Intercollegiate Tournament to be played in New York City between March 31 and April 7- It is expected that the Cadets will be strong contenders for the title. Judged by the number of games won and lost, the season does not represent truly the strength and ability of the team. It is necessary to view the season as a whole, averaging the high spots with the defeats and remembering the satisfaction of defeating creditably several old rivals. 344 Holland Chatfield Meyers Clark Alness Joii. m) Hain Cole Weber, E. E. B. Waugh McGOLDRICK McCoRKLE GoODING WhITHEAD WeLD PeDERSEN Maston Breit (Cafitam) Lt. Mulvihill (Coach) Gabel Russell Bernd OUTDOOR RIFLE TEAM RESULTS OF THE 1933 SEASON Army Op ponen 1285 JERSEY RIFLE ASSN. 1266 818 OLD GUARD 810 1340 ESSEX TROOP 1311 1330 N. Y. STOCK EXCHANGE 1328 1318 N. Y. STOCK EXCHANGE 1278 Lt. MLLviHiLL.Codch W; 345 THE caliber .30 " s have not met with a single defeat in the past four years on their own range or m Intercollegiate circles. The reasons for this excellent record can be best attrib- uted to the line spirit inherent in each member of the Squad under the capable and conscientious guidance of Lieutenant Francis X. Mulvihill, and to the perfect coordination and teamwork under highly collected and composed nerves. ' wm rnmm m Clark, A. P. Prince McGoLDRicK, P. Whitehead Gale Jones, W. W. Everett Fisher McCorkle Alness (Manager) Dany (Captam) Lt. Mulvihill (Coach) Williamson. J. Weld INDOOR RIPLE RESULTS OF 1934 SEASON Army Opponents 1345 NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE 1340 1356 NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE 1358 1361 VERMONT 1308 1357 M. I. T. 1301 1364 LEHIGH 1348 1364 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 1296 1348 FORDHAM 1311 ' ir Kraus Longley McKinney Zeller Glassford Sparrow Gould Dilley FiORE Elliget Julian McKee Williamson, J. Shuck Lapsley Fell Penn Phillips fCaf,tdm) Lt. John (Coach) Jones, C. L. Markle Gretser Hardin PISTOL RESULTS OF THE 1933 SEASON Army Opponents 1427 OLD GUARD 1351 1427 AMERICAN LEGION (Morristown, N. J.) 13,S3 1423 NEW YORK STATE POLICE PENNSYLVANIA 1416 1423 HIGHWAY PATROL DELAWARE AND HUDSON 1450 1433 R. R. POLICE 1475 1433 NEW YORK CITY POLICE 1469 1436 NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE 1437 1436 PRINCETON DELAWARE AND HUDSON 1375 1447 R. R. POLICE 1470 1447 NEW YORK CITY POLICE 1474 I!4- In a hollow in the hiHs dominated by old Fort Putnam, sets Michie Stadium, a battle grouyid for fighting 1 Army Teayns r N " MEN ' A " MEN BUCKNAM BEALL BURLINGAME LEGO GOOCH SEBASTIAN HUTCHISON MOORMAN, R. R JOHNSON, P. E. MARTIN JABLONSKY SMOLLER KOPCSAK PROCTOR WINN REEVES BROWN, T. T. TIBBETS BUCKLER BREARLEY EDWARDS LANG STANCOOK RENO STILLMAN WILSON R. J. BADGER C. M. FELLOWS F. BORRIES V. M. GADROW G. H. BROWNE J. K. KNAPPER W. C. C. CHURCH H. J. KOSSLER R. E. CLINE R. S. MANDELKORN S. S. DAUNIS S. D. RANDOLPH A. T. DECKER R. Q. RANKIN R. E. DORNIN C. R. VAN ARSDALL G. R. WHITMYRE » ., mm .iN ' DOLPH WNKIX ASARSDALL Mr. E. E. Miller, Tiavy Coach Lt. Gar DAVinsON, Army Codch Murray, Hmy Capta Jablonsky, Army Captain . t i- 4 . . 4 i | i.,- f NAVY FOOTBALL SQUAD NAVY FOOTBALL ARMY-NAVY RECORDS SEASON ' S RESULTS Tear Army J avy Kdvy Opp onents 1924 12 12 WILLIAM AND MARY 1925 10 3 25 MERCER 6 1926 21 21 6 UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH 34 1927 1930 14 6 9 13 13 7 VIRGINIA PENNSYLVANIA NOTRE DAME 7 1931 17 7 7 COLUMBIA 14 1932 20 PRINCETON 13 1933 12 7 7 ARMY 12 FOOTBALL TRIP IT is the 23rd of November about 5:30 in the afternoon. Another football trip and about forty men are thinking, " Thank the Lord we are getting away from this place for a short while. " The veterans on trip sections of previous years recall the Navy trip of 1932 when the team stayed at the Valley Forge Military Academy. They are glad they are to stay at a new place, the Pine Valley Country Club. There is the usual inspection by an O.C. who never thinks that the team must catch a train. Then the boarding of the train and Doc Hauck ' s, " The first two teams into the diner right away! " A wild scramble and then silence as everyone starts putting away the food. Occasionally one hears, " It ' s stuffy in here, Doc, " or " any apples, Doc? " and, " How about a stick of gum. Doc? " 352 After supper st irts the usual crap game. The " gov- ernor " is present as master of ceremonies, the " gold dust twins " are there, in fact as many men as can be crowded in the aisle of a Pullman are bent on a little " relaxation. " About 10:15 we arrive somewhere, presumably our destination. All the light we can see comes from the car windows, but we are informed that we are at the Pine Valley Country Club. Well and good, but where is the club house? We divide in groups and start away from the railroad tracks in sand ankle deep. First someone yells, " Here is the path " and then we hear the same cry from two other directions. Finally, after traversing what seems to be the Great American Desert, falling into sand traps and tumbling over scrub pine, we arrive before a palatial club house. We have had a workout and glad to hit the hay. It is a wonderful place to sleep, but we are rudely awakened ne.xt morning by a noise like the crackling of machine guns. It proves to be three or four swans taking off from the lake for their dawn patrol. The slapping of their wings on the water is enough to wake the dead. After breakfast the usual morning is in order. Susie B-game shows up in his dilapidated bedroom slippers, ready to hike over the sandy country. After the hike there are those men who think they are golfers. But the golf pro lost money on them ! Counting clubs broken, balls lost, and holes dug, a football team is a complete loss on a golf course. In the afternoon a trip into Philadelphia to work out on Franklin Field. We do some plain and fancy dodging 353 through tratfic behind a motorcycle escort for about twenty-five miles, work out, and then dash hack to the club house. In the evening we go to a movie ... it is unim- portant, but a demonstration of a General Electric Mechanical Man proves to be the high light of the evening. The demonstrator has just finished showing us how his man can smoke, sweep the floor, stand up, etc, when someone in the rear . . . Red Reeder, they say . . . shouts out, " How is he on pass defense? " The day of the game dawns bright and clear. No golf on this morning. No moving about and light banter from the fellows; their minds are on the game. Dominoes occupy one group and others pretend to read. At 11:30 we must leave for Philadelphia. Pine Valley is so far out of the way that one of the busses IS lost, but It finally shows up and we set out for the game. In the city we have difficulty getting through the traffic again. The order of approach is always, the motorcycle escort, the official car for the coaches, and then the busses. Well, the escort and the official car whi:n through traffic while we in the busses are held up by a cop. Doc proceeds to stick his head out of the window and to yell, " Hey! that ' s our escort! " He gets us through all right and from that time on we decide that an escort is unnecessary; all we need is Doc sitting on the roof with a megaphone in his hand. At this point the general situation becomes a foot- ball game, not a football trip, and the specific situation becomes the game, the NAVY game. THE NAVY SQliAD NAVY BASKETBALL ' Havy Captam ARMY- NAVY RECORDS Tear Army ?{aty 1924 29 34 1925 21 17 1926 21 12 1927 25 32 1928 17 29 1933 24 51 1934 23 31 SEASON ' S RESULTS Opponents WESTERN MARYLAND 21 DUKE 29 GEORGETOWN 18 CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY 38 PENN STATE 24 NORTH CAROLINA 24 MARYLAND 27 VIRGINIA 20 COLUMBIA 20 V. M. I. 18 LEHIGH 29 PENNSYLVANIA 25 ARMY 23 ■ _5: BORRIES OUTJUMPS CLIFFORD BASKETBALL TRIP A. YEAR ,ii;o occurred the first visit ot ,in Army team to Annapolis since the resumption ot athletic rela- -- tions. The reception accorded them was of the finest type despite the trouncing Navy administered to _X j3L our team. This year we strove to emulate the fine example of the Midshipmen, and failed in but one respect, that of defeating m turn their championship team. The day before the game marked a surge of spirit in the Corps that had not been exhibited since the Navy football game. When the Midshipmen entered the Mess Hall during the noon meal that day, a roar of greeting escorted them to their tables. After the noisy welcome, our Midshipmen visitors proceeded to inspect thoroughly their surroundings. Though some few had been here before, the major portion of the squad evinced great interest in routine cadet activities, busying themselves till game time by watching formations, visiting in barracks, and becoming initiated into other cadet mysteries. The game finished and won, the members of the Navy team shook their heads and wondered how an Army team of that sort could be rated so low. ISOO STRONG W ?! NAVY BASEBALL mm SEASON ' S RESULTS T avy Opponents ki m 8 UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT 7 Pfft ' 5 UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND 14 3 LAFAYETTE 1 " i NJAvy 2 1 PENN STATE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 4 3 11 TEMPLE 6 Caftan. ARMY- NAVY 7 WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY 2 RECORDS 4 GETTYSBURG COLLEGE 10 Tear Army J avy 8 WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY 12 1924 3 5 1925 7 13 4 WILLIAM AND MARY 3 1926 6 5 3 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA 11 1927 2 8 1928 9 6 6 MOUNT ST. MARY ' S 10 1933 4 8 8 ARMY 4 BASEBALL TRIP FOR the first time since " 27 a N.ivy team was camped on the Post to do battle with the Army. Arriving as they did, late Thursday afternoon, many of the Midshipmen attended classes during their free time Friday morning. With many of them quartered in the visiting team rooms of Washington Hall, the short distances to barracks lured many of them into cadets " rooms for the ever welcome Army-Navy discussions and arguments. By game time Saturday, several of the visitors were well known to the Corps. Our always present and sporting opponent, Borries, held down center field, a pitcher with a high, wide, and handsome ballet movement . . . and incidentally, plenty on the ball . . . occupied the box, and a shrill voiced shortstop upheld all the baseball traditions of urging on his teammates to victory and the bleachers to a mixture of laughter and frenzy. Was it this man who claimed we had forgot to tell the Navy that our pitcher was Ken Fields, First Captain? With big leagure umpires the game progressed smoothly . . . ask " Moose " about his Navy bat. i - m mmw. i HL ' )§ m iiiil B B Jft r - i m 1 W 357 THE NAVY SQUAD NAVY TRACK Mid SHIFMAN WhITAKER Captam ARMY- NAVY RECORDS Tear Army Havy 1924 79 56 1925 62H 72 2 1926 69% 653 5 1927 1031 31H 1928 mi 41J4 1933 76 50 SEASON ' S RESULTS Opponents NORTH CAROLINA 77 MARYLAND 34 ILLIAM AND MARY 44H VIRGINIA 64.9 ARMY 76 ?iavy 49 92 61.1 50 TRACK TRIP THE Navy track team pulled in Thursday afternoon with Friday to tune up for the meet next day. The entire Corps, less those few engaged in their own tuning up processes, were present to form a cheering, double column from the Library to the Mess Hall. Friday went by somehow with only minor skirmishes to enliven the day. The " white works " in which the visitors 358 ARMV L(,X.)K slouched to and from the gym were the envy of every kaydet who saw them. Comparison of food in the respective dining salons of West Point and Annapolis came in for their share of the conversation. Many of the Mids had in- vited their O. A.O. ' s up for the week-end, and although several of the latter seemed as at home on the Hudson as on the Severn, more than one couple lost their bearings up near the Chapel looking for Flirtation Walk. Saturday evening disclosed a Navy team that had come, seen, and been conquered . . . and conquered, however, for rumor has it that the better halves of the Army were late dated at Bear Mountain. L)j)(WIfflI5 j Witt only ,|ijitlie«« " = ■WE HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT " ,: I ' )v THE NAVY SQUAD NAVY LACROSSE SEASON ' S RESULTS ARMY- NAVY RESULTS fear Army Hai 1924 5 1925 2 3 1926 2 3 1927 1 6 1928 4 4 1933 8 5 Jsiavy 6 16 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Opponents 6 PENNSYLVANIA STATE 4 MOUNT WASHINGTON CLUB 10 ARMY 8 LACROSSE TRIP HE Navy lacrosse trip meant the end of a most successful season, and every man intended to have a wonderful time. We were met at Annap- olis by a welcoming committee of Mids and given rooms on the fifth floor of Bancroft Hall. Friday evening passed very quietly as everyone turned in early to be in shape for the game next day. Saturday morning we went over to 360 T RUNNING BETWEEN THE RAIN DROPS the parade ground to watch a dry run of the Color Presentation Parade. The poor sailors were on the field for an hour and a half . . . reminded us of Beast Barracks parades as to length and heat. A trip to a battleship was cancelled, although it looked for a time as though some members of the squad had a yen for a career in the Navy. The afternoon ' s war over, every man rushed away to celebrate, some to the hop at Dalghren Hall, several to Wash- ington, a few to Baltimore . . . others just rushed off. June Week was on at Annapolis; all Crabtown femmes aren ' t L. P. ' " All present. Sir, " Sunday morning ended another grand trip. 0|)|»iieiitj laiiiieiftt NOVEMBER :5th, FRANKLIN FIELD, PHILADELPHIA 361 w ' And well change the coat of the Jiavy goat From blue to the Army Gray " ARMY FOOTBALL SONG r ■ " isira ' TER the tedious hac ground of drill and studies is complete, it is time to paint in those cheerful things that happen after " Release from luarters " has sounded. This is the part of the picture we will remember longest. X hether it was pounding a type " writer in old T orth Guard House, hammering together a stage set for Hundredth l ight or snahjng on Cullum Balcony, our four years have been fuller and better ones, because of these — Activities .... r - K,-rr - ■ - -• :r!K ■ ft,« e . - -C; mm- : 4m 4.:4 I TTE E S " wsmw m - O ' Neil Burlingame HiGGiNS Stone J. E. Walsh Robinson FIRST CLASS OFFICERS k LTHOUGH the First Class as a group is seldom called upon to do other than draw text-books, choose A- rings, buy insurance, or publish a yearbook, there are a few instances in which organization as a class is JL JX. a necessity. We concede that union is not strength at the Military Academy, but we know that organiza- tion does make possible the rendering of the sentiments of a class with an exactness that could not otherwise be. In consequence, the class chooses from its members men who are planners and builders — men who can lay a course of action and follow it when they know that it is in accord with the wishes of the majority. The Class Officers and indirectly the Election Committee are these men. ELECTION COMMITTEE Weitzel Benson Tibbets Barnes Shuck PiRAM Legg Berkowitz Walsh, J. E. Brown, S. L. MacDonnell Robinson d BOARD OF GOVERNORS MkcfaocK »uacbsii tkotjm ' odiamek irlioanlaya ly-lkCk RESOLVED: That the First CLi53 Club is a club. The affirmative will be taken by " " L " and ■•M " com- panies, while various and sundry runts will vehemently take the negative. There ' s no doubt about it — possession is still nine points of the law, as can be testified by the second batt aspirants who were re- quired to sign the visitor ' s book (rumor not verified). The Board of Governors find a place here because they rep- resent an institution dear in the memories of every First Classman. As a refuge — on a rainy afternoon or a dragjess Saturday night, there ' s nothing can take the place of a game of billiards, chess, or of simply a pipe, deep easy chair and companionship. That ' s the First Class Club, and here are the men who make it what it is. EQUIPMENT COMMITTEE Walsh, L. A. Crystal Danv Cary Berkowitz Cheston Spivy Turner, H. F. Batson Warner HONOR COMMITTEE MISCONCEPTION may result but the fundamentals, simple and cherished as they are, can cause no misunderstand- ing. " This principle stated by the Chairman of the Honor Committee with authority and clarity describes the sentiment of the Honor System at West Point. He recognizes an equally fundamental principle in that the true ideal of honorable conduct is universal and does not recognize geographical, social, or ethical bounda- ries. The foundation for a sense of honor lies within the soul of every normal man. The object of the Honor Committee is not to teach Honor, but rather to crystal- lize and catalyze its development, and further, to link it more closely to the individual conduct of every man in the Corps. They realize that a true conception of Honor is like, for example, an egg — an egg in many instances, having a hard shell. They assist the man in his natural efforts to break the shell. When a new man joins the Corps, therefore, a course of education begins. Whatever his previous conception of honor, and however strong the influences of habit, environment, and personal viewpoint may be, he soon learns the significance of the Spartan tradition which will influence his every action and require his strict conformance to its principles. It is understood and expected that men will err. Circumstances, will, at times, require immediate action, action which follows a course which careful reflection would show to be a dishonorable one. On the other hand there are men who, given the time to reflect, choose the easier wrong instead of the harder right, and then warp their in- terpretation of honor in an attempt to sanction their action. For the former there is a sympathetic under- standing — for the latter there is sharp, just and im- mediate retribution. The members of the Honor Committee do not attend a course of instruction, they do not study books on the subject of honor or honorable conduct — there are none, and none are necessary. Their principle function is to keep alive the standards and traditions of the Honor System at West Point. They keep alive its principles and transmit them from class to class, and guard and warn away the practices which are inconsistent with the standards of the Honor System. We of the Corps are proud of our Honor System and of the Honor Committee. We recognize the universal presence of honorable conduct, but we all realize that infractions are universal too, and we feel that they have been reduced to an absolute minimum in the Corps. " The soldier ' s wealth is honor. " Therefore, as interpreters of the honor of the Corps and as a court of appeal and assistance, the Honor Committee are at once the educators and the law- givers. As guardians of one of the really dear traditions of the Corps, their services and responsibility transcend valuation. 370 y HiGGINS Kl MaNLOVE BUEHI RING COMMITTEE AT the risk of becoming facetious, an observa- Z— tion might be made here to the effect that the A JA-Ring of every graduate of the Military Academy is a symbol of a wedding. A wedding of the man to the ideals, aspirations, and traditions of a creed that is hoary with age and yet always new. It is a visible sign of his liaison with the Military Academy, and more — with what it stands for. Because of its inherent significance therefore, the Ring is a thing dear to every officer who lays claim to the honor of having graduated from the Military Academy, which makes all the more cogent the re- sponsibility of selecting and designing a ring worthy of the function it is intended to sen. ' e. The Ring Com- mittee accomplishes that responsibility with a con- clusiveness that leaves no room for doubt. But the selecting and designing does not mark the end of their task. There still remains the selection of a maker who can incorporate in the product the beauty and artistry which will be worthy of the more abstract qualities which the Ring is intended to represent. Any- one with intelligence and imagination can have beauti- ful ideas, but only the artist can faithfully represent them on canvas. When the Ring Committee selects a modern Cellini, then it has conceived, designed, and rendered. It has fulfilled what to the initiated, is the most important of obligations. Of course the presentation and acceptance of a thing so import int as the Class Ring must be a dignified occasion — an affair that will remain fresh in the memory of the wearer long after graduation, and, in fact, as long as the Ring itself lasts. Ring Hop is just such an occasion. At Ring Hop O. A. O. ' s are very apt to become something more than O. A. O. ' s, and First Classmen become something more than " recognized " Upperclassmen. They have something to show and prove their estate. Three service stripes and so-called prestige are very apt to become insignificant as com- pared with the Ring. Aladdin had his lamp, and his modern counterpart has a Ring which he has but to rub to bring to mind all sorts of fanciful imaginations. An idealistic description isn ' t it? Well, it ' s a true one nevertheless and it just goes to show what the Under- classmen have to look forward to, and what we pre- sume we, as graduates, will have to remember when much else is forgotten. The Committee in charge of the selection of the class crest deserves recognition here for the excellence of their work. The crest appears on the Ring and we feel that it contributes greatly to its appearance. Of course every class thinks their crest and their ring are the best ever and so do we. Dignity, beauty, and appropriate- ness are fundamental qualities to be sought and we feel that they have been incorporated in our Ring and our crest with the subtle facility that bespeaks genuine artistry. Maury Bunker Crystal Cummin LECTURE COMMITTEE ■ HEN old man Winter takes the Corps in hand there is always a seemingly inevitable tendency for every- one to hibernate. Red comforters come in for an increased share of attention, Flirtation Walk becomes a No Man ' s Land and further evidences of a dying interest in life are everywhere in evidence. Life passes out of the Corps as the leaves fall from the trees. Doubly welcome therefore is any opportunity for recreation, and as the makeshift devices for securing it aren ' t especially effective, the Lecture Committee is outstanding in its success — success which is measured in terms of intelligent, well-balanced, farsighted selection o f lecturers to contribute to the entertainment as well as the educa- tion of the Corps in fields which are ordinarily either not included or merely touched upon in our regular curriculum. LfcLAND StOWE LoTHROP Stoddard 372 r % (beofliesa Life [Mi 15 It aren ' t intTOof OFFICERS OF THE DIALECTIC SOCIETY BURLINGAME FiNKENAUR BeNNER StARK StONE HUNDREDTH NIGHT SHOW THIS business of fighting depression is nothing new to the Dialectic society. Every year since ' way back it has had a bout with the " Gloom Period " demon and every year it has thrown him for the count in prac- tically nothing flat. He ' s sure to make his presence felt soon after Christmas, but he ' s just as sure to decide to wait for a while when he comes into contact with a team that uses a system that has never yet failed. To laugh cares away is the mission of every Hundredth Night Show. In this respect they are all the same. Perhaps they are similar in one other respect in that the theme is always " West Point. " There the similarity ends. An infinity of appreciation is due the authors who present the same old subject in a new, entertaining, and im- proved production from year to year. We have noted marked improvement in the successive Hundredth Night THE CAST OF THE ONE HUNDREDTH NIGHT SHOW 374 . | V iA;£- ir DEPARTMENT HEADS Shows that we have seen, and this year ' s show was no exception we believe. Need more be said in appreciation of the work of the authors, Benner, and Finkenaur, and of the work of their collaborators Stark, Betts, and Merrill, who wrote the music that will echo in our memories long after the other details of the show have escaped them? They found a valuable assistant in Lieutenant Philip Egner who arranged, directed, composed, and incidentally contributed greatly to the finished quality of the production. A word as to the show itself — it is an expose of some of the more intimate facts of cadet life tempered with fiction that is so plausible as to seem fact indeed. We find ourselves in the almost paradoxical situation of viewing the tragic " Summer Cruise of 1933 " in a humorous light. We can shiver in front of the Batt. Board, and laugh a few hours later to see them so ably imitated, even to the officious passing around of the b ' ache and to Major McCuff ' s chewing at an unappetizing mixture of moustache and fingers. We ' ve often wondered at what might happen if a " p " should turn over his section to a cadet and be forced to recite himself, and we see a very believable version of what might happen if such an event were to take place. As to fiction — imagine, if you can, the results of jabbing all the monuments in the leg with a life-giving serum. " On The Level " demonstrates the interesting potentialities of a Winged Victory of the Mae West type, of a discipline-iconoclast French Monument, and of a saxophone tooting General Sedgwick. Finkenaur gives us plenty of food for thought in his interpretation of the 375 ■:m SINGING CHORUS Winged Victory, and aided and abetted by Piram as the General, and the incomparable Eckhardt as the Gold Tooth he gives us some sidelights which fire our imagination, to say the least. No show can go on without someone behind the curtains to see that it runs properly once it is begun. The behind the curtains work often determines the difference between just another show and a real hit. Shaughnessey as Stage Manager and Technical Advisor held the strings. Revie was in charge of the scenery painting and de- GeNER. L StllGV. ICK . ND tvELYN I r u. 4 w m i! n PV ■ 1 ' fc? f " l B «. ■ S iS te 7f?|?€ Uk ( r n y r f f ' ilk m m DANCING CHORUS signing; Miller, R. B. planned the electnc.il and lighting effects; Donovan manipulated the curtains; Maury saw that the right person got into the right costume at the right time; Adams, G. E. assembled the props; Adams, R. H. showed inherent simian traits in his work with the rigging while Elliott and Snee, the forgotten men, dis- tributed the tickets. All thanks is due Lieutenant Cole, the Officer in Charge, who as man-ot-all-cares withstood the attacks of SCENERY CREW censors and displeased authorities, and at the same time offered timely and valuable suggestions and advice. We extend to him our heartiest appreciation of his services with the 1934 Hundredth Night Show — it ' s " On the Level. " CAST OF CHARACTERS EVELYN NESBIT GERARD DE BONJOUR (JERRY WARFIELD) GENERAL SEDGWICK . EZRA OBEDIAH BATTENFIELD , COL. PATRICK MERTON JAMES STUART BETTY MERTON ... MAJ. BA ARMYBRAT .... FlNKENAUR, R. G ECHHARDT, G. S. PiRAM, J. S. Adams, J. Y Stark, J. J Reybold, F. B NoRRis, N. T. Shower, A. S. ERECTION CREW 378 FINALE CAST OF CHARACTERS— Continued MRS. ARMYBRAT Godwin, D. S. LIEUTENANT SPEC Cunin, K. A. BLUE, MP Hickman, J. W. THE COMMANDANT Adkisson, R. C. MAJ. MC CUFF Parrot, K. K. MRS. MERTON Gulick, J. M. MARJORIE ARMYBRAT Ressecieu, F. E. TILLY Bristor, J. D. 379 COLOR LINE COMMITTEE Abram? Stephenson Prichard Godwin Miller. R. B. Finkenaur Betts Shaughnessy HoLCOMB Lee Lt. U. J. L. Peoples Shaughnessey (.UMSEY Seedlock Bartella Sumi Rogers Shive Champion Sawyer Davis Proctor CADET ORCHESTRA SSIGN any task that you will, and you will certainly find within the Corps a man or group of men who have the talent and the experience necessary to accomplish it. Literature, art, sports — and now music -the Cadet Orchestra, the truly representative musical organization of the Corps, could rank among the best professional organizations, given time and the proper facilities. We have no doubt after hearing their contributions at tea hops and at the Hundredth Night Show, that the Cadet Orchestra holds a high seat in the assembly of activities that make extra-curricular life at the Military Academy more enjoyable and more profitable. THE GOOD TIME GANG r i» ■jponeowlio d nmr music Jdraikamig Erkjimjtliar s ! McLennan Cloud Fuller Wells, G. F. Gary Rogers, W. L. Reeves Stevens Foote Baker, H. M. Larden HOP MANAGERS FEW committees representing the First Class find work so steady as the Hop Managers find it. They are the key men of the social defenses of West Point. Can anyone imagine a hopless Saturday night? Heavens may fall, mountains totter, and seas rage, but the hops must go on, and the Hop Managers, defying the elements, have never been known to fail. A change in procedure somewhat circumscribed the activities of the Camp Illumination Committee this year, and marked the end of a grand old tradition which began over a century ago. The passing of the custom of decorating Summer Camp in a final blaze of glory in favor of a more prosaic gymnasium hop may have aspects of merit but of little favor for us who sincerely hope to pass on our customs as they came to us. CAMP ILLUMINATION Revie Burlingame Foote Benner Stone, W. S. Betts Shaughnessy CADET CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS FEW cadet activities are comparable in objective and accomplishment to the work of the Sunday School Teachers. If it may be said that the training of a cadet leads him to an acquaintance with all practical fields of endeavor, then here is supporting evidence of the truth of the assertion. It would be perhaps too idealistic to say that these young men are determining influences in the spiritual development of their young proteges, but there is considerab ' e certainty in the fact that they establish an ideal, and when the character of that ideal is sulBciently desirable to cause the child to want it for himself, then the value of the Sunday School Teachers " service becomes evident. The benefits of the service extend to the cadet as well as the child. As an officer he will, at one time or another, find similar work in connection with his command. The experience is invaluable. CATHOLIC CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS 384 h CADET CHAPEL CHOIR CHOIRS THE world IS too much with us. " The quotation would apply very well to our attitude with respect to our choirs. Few, if any, of us realise or appreciate the true worth of the service rendered by these very excellent musical organisations at the Military Academy. The annual visit of the choir to one of the New York Churches has been a cogent force in making many civilians acquainted with the Cadet Choir. An innovation this year, and one which it is hoped will be continued, was a radio broadcast including several songs intimately connected with the traditions of the Academy. Jealous though we may be of the cold, soul lifting beauty of the precious moments when the choir sings " The Corps " and " Alma Mater " in the Area upon returning from their trip, we feel proud to have our dearest traditions presented through so capable a medium as the Cadet Choir. |LUiXI|LULLH THOLIC CHAPEL CHOIR 385 ' Ig yiSifc v. l -i- THE GLEE CLUB THE Glee Club was started this year solely to till a desire on the part of many for an opportunity to give vent to those majestic barber shop chords that must of necessity be suppressed in the more formal Choirs. It sort of began with spontaneous harmonics in the Area after supper and before C Q had sounded, was transplanted to a class club for the formality of a piano, and eventually came out into the open with about twenty- five members for a carol sendoff on the night before Christmas Leave. That one performance we hope will establish itself as a custom, for its success was more than gratifying. We graduate with the pleasure that the meetings have given us,andwith every indication that the Clubhasstrong chancesof becoming a permanent, enjoyable institution. CHESS CLUB Kallman Ashman Foote Maury Pederson de Lesdernier Lt. Randall Steely Romelin l« f PUBLICATIONS THE HO VITZER IN some schools the staffs who are selected to edit the class annual go through a three year training period under experienced editors. They study journalism and business methods and major in English. They are, in fact, in every way prepared to take over their new jobs. Here at West Point things are necessarily different. Along in the spring of Second Class Year the newly selected staff suddenly finds a tremendous job dumped in their laps; fortunately for them and their classmates, they have no idea how tremendous their job really is or they never would take it. When they should be out playing tennis or enjoying the beauties of Flirtation Walk in the company of some sweet young thing, they are sitting over in North Guard House, smoking big black cigars and listening to some high pressure salesman enumerate the advantages of having the Howitzer printed by his company. This IS really a very important period in the making of a Howitzer. They begin to learn what printing is all about. They learn the difference between a halftone and a zinc plate, and the meaning of monotype, " Dummy. " OSS Crvstal, Business Manager Anderson, Associate Editor 388 - ' ' •bF ' J r 1 Renfroe Ward Chatfield Cr Hevne Donovan iciiT gpenoa t They are, twiyxlectai adxykave pnyotMiie nnjtosoiiie ffiltUlJIill " Duituny. " bleeding, " " offset, " and a score of other terms. But most important of all they tinally select a company with whom they think they will best he able to work, and with whom they hope they will be able to put out the best possible Howitzer. During the summer there is some letup in the work because of the demands of Summer Camp with its eternal inspections and Beast Barracks with its eternal drill, but there are still long summer evenings to be spent in working in the Guard House while the music of the band concert drifts through open windows. In the fall the work really began in earnest. Before we could start taking photographs or writing copy the book had to be entirely planned from cover to cover. This year we chose a number of themes that we thought would be suitable for our book and finally eliminated all but one. This one was the Architecture of West Point. It had been used before, but never developed, we felt, into its real possibilities. With this as a theme we have tried to build the Howitzer that interprets the Gothic architecture of West Point and th e spirit that it represents. All the border designs are made from grotesques, gargoyles, or other ornaments found on the buildings at West Point. We must make one exception to this statement; a few of them, those " eating figures, " are ones intended for the Mess Hall, but as yet not placed. If, during the past year, you saw Charlie Weilert hanging out of windows or pointing his camera up at queer angles he was making the pictures of those from which the artist worked. CosTAiN, Pfiotografilii 389 COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES Weber, E. E. B. Stanley MacDonnell Walton Lardin Seaman Winkle Stevens NoRTHAM, Athletic Editor Just a few words about the men who did the work. Bondley is the boy who went crazy reading, writing, and rewriting biographies. Costain took care of the photographs and there is no one else m the Corps who knows as many officers and kaydets by sight as he does. The Class History was edited by Seaman, with Chatfield, Betts, and others at the camera. Renfroe handled the Organization and Revie the Activities while Northam took care of the Athletics Section. Heyne made the book financially possible by selling the advertisements and Donovan planned that sec- tion. Ward, with the company representatives, sold you the books. Hills, Crystal, Tank, and Anderson planned the entire book and coordinated the staff. Here we should not forget to mention the Under- class assistants, especially the plebes, whose help was invaluable to the staff. As has been said before, it is of the utmost im- portance to a Howitzer staff that they make a good choice in the selection of a printer to publish their book. We feel that we are very fortunate this year to have chosen the Baker-Jones-Hausauer Company of Buffalo to work with us. Their whole staff has been ever willing to help and they have solved many knotty problems for us. Elsewhere in the book we have thanked Mr. Alex Levy for the art work he has done for us, but we wish to reiterate those thanks and to tell what a pleasure it has been to work with him. No other man has been so intimately connected with the production of so many recent Howitzers Donovan, Advertising Copy Ed r 11 UNDERCLASS ASSISTANTS Ellis Simmons Palmer Powell Yolng Blaha Kelley Bell Stevenson Nicholls Dickson Ames Johnson Kemper Smith Mock Twitchell Totten as has Charlie Wielert of the White Studios. In our work this year we have demanded more of him than ever before, and we wish to thank him for his co- operation and splendid work. At the time this is being written we have already seen proofs of most of the art work that you see in the hook now. It has really been an ample reward for all the work that we have put into it. We started with the germ of an idea and somehow that germ has grown and now its thought pervades the whole book. The idea that our characters are influenced by our material surroundings is neither new nor fantastic. Living for four years as we do among these strong buildings we are bound m some way to be affected by them. If the Military Academy were removed to the middle of the prairies and housed in war-time barracks would the spirit be the same? After all the Spirit of The Corps is inseparably bound to the Spirit of West Point and what would West Point he without the hills, the Plain and the gray walls of the barracks and Chapel? It is this thought that we have tried to carry through the book. We hope that we have succeeded. Looking back we can say that the year has been decidedly worth while; we have learned a bit and have made some good friends. The work has been hard, but it has been fun too, and it has made the time between September and June seem as short as Furlough. Revie, Act.i ' ities Edi : BucKNAM Seaman Bunker Crystal Brown Buehler Benner White Donoghue Gary Shuck Griffith THE POINTER A QUICK consultation, a sudden decision, a few hasty instructions, and the Pointer staff is at work on a new issue. Sometimes the issues are planned a couple of weeks in advance, seldom over a month. Last L summer there was prepared a schedule of issues and ideas which was to govern the year ' s output, but as a matter of fact only three or four of those planned issues ever materialized. Sudden hunches were responsible for most of this year ' s Pointers. The job of printing is a many-sided proposition. The advertising manager is the first man on the job; contracts for the sale of advertising space are completed some weeks in advance of publication date. Usually the advertising islet before the editor has the slightest idea of what the issue will contain. Occasionally, however, as in the Stream ' lined Number, the editor and advertising manager work together m putting out a book devoted to a special theme. The advertising manager, with his control over page space, is the first man to have a hand in printing the paper. The business manager counts the shekels and keeps the editor posted as to how much can be spent in printing each issue. Usually the business manager pools his estimates and tells the editor how much is available over a period of time and " ye ed " then apportions it among the issues as he sees fit. In either case it is the business manager Gary, Business Matwger Donoghue, Editor Griffith, Art Editor ■ ■. who makes all the financial mancjeuvres, bones up the business strategy and pays the bills. He has his assistants and his understudies — but only one hand is permitted to write figures into that big bound book — the business manager ' s own. The executive editor has the job of promoting the incidental projects undertaken by the Pointer, and the pro- ceeds from these enterprises, administered by the business manager like other funds of the Pointer, are applied to the pubhcation of the paper itself. The Art Editor is a member of the Pomter Board, because of the importance of art in the publication of a college comic; the Pomter is at least to some extent a college comic. The Editor is the coordinator of the whole paper. Sometimes he writes, sometimes not. In 1930-31 the editor never wrote a word outside of his editorial column. In 1931-32 the editor wrote profusely. In 1932-33 he wrote somewhat less than usual. This year the editor has probably done more managing than writing, but he has not hesitated to go beyond the limits of his own page. From the editorial standpoint, the main work of producing Volume Eleven took place in the editors room in North Barracks. It was there th.it the plans were made by small groups that assembled periodically. The editorial Shllk. Circtilarion Ma BhNNtR. £,x«ulat EJlI White. J. V ' .. Advm.smg Manage-, i iiJ JL UNDERCLASS ASSISTANTS Ressegieu Parker Donohew McDowell Menard Forney Childs Dorney Conner Fisher Kinard Spencer Clifton Pack office in North Guard House served only as a meeting place of the staff with the printer; the business staff, how- ever, did most of its work and kept its files in the business office. The editor ' s room was all year a lovely place in the eye of the tactical office of " K " Company, who thought at times that the files and piles of paper and poopsheets, in addition to all sorts of furniture and musical apparatus somewhat exceeded the amount which the Blue Book intended to authorize. The Pointer is not without a purpose. From year to year, under changing editorships, the outward complexion of the paper changes materially, but the basic nature of the magazine is constant. The Pomter strives to do three things — it wants to be funny; it wants to give expression to the literary and cultural taste of the cadets, and it wants to serve as a chronicle or record of the thoughts of cadets. During the past year the Pomter has made a greater effort than ever before to set a standard of printing quality. The editor and the printer are both a bit cracked on the subject of typography, the value of printing in colors, the principles of make-up and layout, and the technique of printing, with the result that the shop foreman is eagerly awaiting a change in staff which takes place after the publication of the final number of Volume Eleven on June 8, 1934. The job of printing the Pointer can be a very happy and pleasant one, but it is not without its discouragements. It is believed by the staff that the maga- zine fulfills a very distinct need in the Corps, and, further, goes on to contribute to the life of the Corps a helpful pride and independence. Successive staffs have en- tered upon their duties with the belief that the Pomter could be made a thor- oughly representative Corps publication. It has been found, however, that the staff must always depend on a certain small group of writers to keep copy in the editor ' s basket. But still, although that fully repre- sentative status is not altogether attain- able, and the task of pubHshing the book is fraught with disheartening setbacks, the WiLMETH, Teclnucal A.vsi5M..t Pointer feels that it has done a good job. j . Technical A.s 394 yS ' ' -j r I Renfroe Crystal Revie Hills Anderson pbin opsfcets, kU mpleaon iio three y. lid It quality, siagaly dm I CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE I AST year the Christmas Card Committee, after taking a poll of the Corps, decided that they would present only one card, but this year ' s committee thought that the Corps was not satisfied with but one card and -J had three printed. The official card nearly drove the committee to despair, as they were attempting to have an artist paint the scene desired from a written description of the event. The other two cards were to fill the needs of those who did not desire such a formal greeting. One was a dignified etching, while the other was for less mature consumption. The original of the picture used in the official card was afterwards presented by the Corps to the Governor of Massachusetts for the hospitality shown on our trip to Boston. I fm BUGLE NOTES STAFF Miller, R. B. Costain Martin, N. M. BUGLE NOTES BUGLE Notes is the handbook of the Corps of Cadets. Its principal function is to provide the New Cadet with a medium through which he may be introduced to the Code of Honor, traditions, and customs of the Corps. With this end in view, each New Cadet is issued copies of Bugle Notes with his original equipment, and is required to study the book thoroughly. Other functions of Bugle Notes are those of providing a compendium of useful information for all cadets, and of informing interested persons of the ideals and purposes of the Military Academy. The editorial and business staffs of Bugle Notes are selected, on merit, by the graduating editor and business manager. They begin their apprenticeship as Third Classmen and are thoroughly familiar with their duties by the time they take over the work. Every effort is made to keep the book correct and up-to-date, and to avoid its be- coming a dead, static compilation. I r I UNDERCLASSES SECOND CL •A " COMPANY COMPANY -C " COMPANY -D " COMPANY " E " " COMPANY -F " " COMPANY TO Balluff Alger Bare Bassitt Caughey Blackburne Coleman, W. D. Ashman Bower, H. Bechtold Clarkin Borden deMasi Bergquist Buck BiDGOOD COBURN Bowyer Duffy Booth, R. O. BURLEY, W. L. Bryer Culver Critz Ellerson Brearley, W. H. Cole, G. Cummings, S. F. Farnsworth, L. D Dick Gent Brown, G. F. Cox Hale, H. R. FOOTE, S. W. Donohue, J. M. Glassford Cole, J. D. DiLLEY Hawes Frye, a. H. Egy Harris, A. E. Haines, R. E. Foreman Hoy Hawkins, R. L. Everett Hill, G. P. Haltom, C. M. Gloriod Jeffus Lapsley FiCKEL Howell, J. N. HORSTMAN, S. W. Griffin, M. S. Koehler Maroun FlORE McEntee Ingram, D. E. Heckemeyer LOEB Morris, R. Freudenthal Means, W. 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HiilAt Hraiu P.™ PiDERS RoBtt ' RUSSEI Sasto: SiKCU SmsG Tocu Wu, Won P e-v - r .f-i r t rf " i?t-. ' ' -- =■ AllMI CLASS ' G " COMPANY " H " COMPANY " r " COMPANY " K " COMPANY " L " COMPANY " M ' " COMPANY Armogida Alfrey Agnew Bernier Anderson, J. C. Adams, J. Y. Barr Austin, L. W. Bauer, R. M. Breakefield Batcheller Adkisson Boys Booth, R. M. Cocheu Buckler Baynes Beall Bryde Boyle Davis, L. I. du Moulin Cady Blackshear Curtis, K. I. Clow, K. G. Ferris, E. H. Elliget Cherry Bristor DeArmond, D. a. Davenport Haug, C. C. Gillis Clarke, E. A. Brown, J. K. FiREHOCK Ellsworth Hendricks Glass, R. R. Edwards, N. B. Chapman, W. F Fries, S. G. Gibson Herold, W. L. Harris, E. M. Grieves Daly, C. ]. Frith Greenlee, H. R. Hickman, 1. W. ISHAM Growdon Davis, J. j. Gee, H. C. Kelly, B. M. Hille, H. L. Johnson, S. T. B. Harper ECKHARDT, G. S Gregg Kraus Hopkins Knowles Harrison, H. J. Edwards, R. B. Hall, F. B. Liessman Johnson, A. F. Leonard Hildebrandt EXTON Herald, F. R. McGehee, J. L. Lashley Marshall, G. F. Kemper Frink HiNKLE Morgan, J. B. Lewis, H. J. Parker, J. R. Kimbrough Gray, E. Patterson, W. R. Murphy, D. 1. Mente Rosen Miner, R. M. Hardy, R. M. Pedersen Orth, E. C. Metcalfe Rynearson Moore, J. C. Keating, I. W. ' Roberts, L. C. PiCKARD Parks, C. M. Schweidel Murdoch Lang, J. DeV. Russell, J. G. Reno Reybold Smith, R. B, Nicholls, R. E. Peeke Saxton Riemenschneider Skells Stancook Roberts, J. Rich Sinclair, D. Root Thomas, J. L. Thayer, H. C. Sims Shower Spring Ruhlen Van Ormer Throckmorton Skinrood Smith, E. M. Tucker, R. H. St. John Walter, E. H. Wood, R. W. Twitchell Strauss WiLBY Symroski White, G. E. Wallace, D. C. WOLLASTON WlLKINS Treacy Wilson, J. VanG. Wright, J. R. Woodward Wiechmann ' - %f ii ■:l!-|.tl THIRD ' ACCOMPANY " B " COMPANY " C " " COMPANY - ' D " COMPANY " E " COMPANY " F " COMPANY Benson, H. K. Arnold, J. K. Bower, J. L. BOTHWELL Brimmer Beard, W. N. BiLLINGSLEA Baehr, C. a. Chaffin CORDES Crockett Beggs Blodgett Barrett Chappelear DONOGHUE, M. D. Davis, W. A. Bess Clark, A. P. Clifford, T. A. DORLAND Ellert de Lesdernier Blair, W. S. Crowder CniF, R. W. Finley Gaston Dunn Breaks CURRAN Crawford, C. L. Hahney Gnuschke Grohs Broyles DOWLING Davis, R. W. Hulse Harvey, R. J. Grove, E. A. Cato DUIN Davis, T. R. Kellam, F. C. a. Hendrickson Hanlon Chandle r GUNN Dawalt Kieffer Holterman, G. H Hayes, T. J. Davisson Heintges Edwards, D. L. Lampert Hosmer Hess Faiks HiATT Elkins Low, H. R. Jones. W. W. HiESTER Grothaus, D. G. HOLDERNESS Frost McCoACH KlNARD Hughes Hartman Jacobsson, H. D. Jordan MiKKELSEN Klock, K. T. Landrum HUTTON Kerkering, J. H. Kessler Milne Lawlor, T. J. Layne, C. L. Janof Landry Kroboth Oliver McCoRMICK McCaffrey Kallman, M. M Leer McBee Ryder McElheny Muenchinger Lynch, J. M. Madsen, K. E. Melton Spann McGoldrick, p. NORRIS McCabe Perkins Miles, E. W. Steele Murray, A. M. Palmer, B. Major Prince, W. R. Nazzaro Stephenson, E. 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Furphy Kelly, ]. E. Covington Haywood GOLDENBERG Jackson, L. A. GOLDTRAP Kelly, J. R. COZART HOBBS Haneke Jacoby Gooding Lockhart Daly, J. H. Laurion Illig Jakle Gray, J. H. Mattern Davis, B, O. Miller, A. C. Joyce Katz Kling Necrason Gage Mucci King, R. D. Lewis, P. A. LeMoyne Norman Greene, P. S. Pack Kramer, A. LONGLEY, W. L. Meek Prichard, L. F. Iensen, R. V. Ripple Lee, W. G. McCarty, R. D. Michaelis Rickenbaugh Kimball, W. L Shores Lipscomb, T. L. Morris, T. W. MiLLIKEN Safford Maxwell SiBERT McCorkle Oswald Morris, H. A. Schwering Peck Sullivan, W. B. McManus Richardson, E. W Page Simpson, C. L. Phelan, J. J. TORREY Mohlere ROBBINS, E. G. Partridge Snyder, H. M. Reece Trout MONTEITH Spencer Patterson, E. R Stone, J. P. SCHREIN Water s, C. H. Neff, J. K. Streeter Smith, R. P. Terrell Shepard Weaver Powell, B. E. Wagner Sutherland Turner, A. B. SlEVERS Rogers, . W. Whitehead TURNAGE Williams, E. W, Singletary Willis Yarborough,W. P Stokes Vincent FOURTH " A " COMPANY ■•B " COMPANY -C- COMPANY ' " D " COMPAN Y -£•■ COMPANY " F " COMPANY Amos, A. K. BiSSELL Ames, G. R. Amick Baldwin Barko Andrews, F. W. Conway, W. C. Bailey Browne, C. J. Byroade Booth, C. D. Arnold, B. C. Davis, W. E. Berg Chabot Chapman, J. W. Broadhurst Cromelin Drum Brett Connor, A. O. Clarke, E. L. Calvert Edwards, M. A. Gray, M. R. Brummel DUNMEYER Clarke, F. J. Cole, G. R. Eriksen Hackford Burton, E. Y. Faber DONOHEW, J. N. COMPTON Fellows Hipps Caldwell Fitzgerald DUNLOP Curtis, C. L. FiTE HOSKA CiCHOWSKI Franson FoY, J. F. Easton, W. G. Griffin, R. W. Kennedy Connelly Hardaway Johnson, C. L. Ellis, G. E. Holdiman, T. a. Mauldin Dorney Harrison, C. J. KUNA Hodges HOLLOWAY Meyer, C. R. Duncan HiCKOK McElroy HOYT Horrigan Miller, Reed C. Gildart Hubbard, R. B. Madden, E. J. Ingmire Johnson, J. R. Neff, W. F. Hall, L. A. Klocko Magoffin KiRSTEN Iawson ■ Ohman Hallock Lewis. E. M. Mapes Parker, J. Y. Leland Palmer, R. S. Heflebower Little Nye Peale Marr Pearsall Holcomb Lutes Pfeiffer, B. C. Reeves, J. H. MUSGRAVE, M. W Powers, J. L. Kreiser McDonald, W. E. Porterfield Register Neier, T. D. Sanborn Laflamme Menard QulLLIAN Ressegieu Preston Spilman Leist Miller, J. A. RUMPH Rook Quandt Stratton Lesser Mitchell, J. B. Rutherford Russell, D. C. Seaman, O. J. Taylor, R. Lewis, R. S. Sprague Sawyer, H. Schermerhorn Snouffer Underwood Lindquist TOLSON Sears Stegmaier Stevenson. J. D. Walker, G. H. McDowell Sinclair, V. E. SURIYA Stiegler Whitesell, C. H. Martin, W. L. Stark, C. W. Teeter Surles Zehner Minor, G. H. Taylor, B. F. Thompson, F. M Truxtun Zierdt Murray, G. J. Tuller Travis, W. B. Ulricson Richards Walsh, W. G. Westover Wilson, A. H. Shive Smalley Sollohub Wood, C. D, WiLHOYT Williams, R. G. 402 i CLASS ■G " COMPANY ■H " COMPANY r COMPANY " K " COMPAN Y " L " COMPANY " M " COMPANY Black, W. L. Barksdale Abercrombie Besson BUECHNER Batier Blaha Brierley, J. S. Agee Chase Crawford. W. R. Bell. G. F. Blauvelt Campbell! F. P. Barden Chenoweth Dannelly Brabson. J. R. Brownmng, j. W. Clark, M. H. Cone Clagett Davis, R. C, Brown. H. M. Cain Davis, K. S. DeBill Cosgrove Diercks Clark. A. D. Cherubin DeHart Fairbank Dougan Finn. J. M. Conner. J. P. Clingerman Denson, R. D. Fish ECKMAN Forney Diehl DODDS Diamond, A. E. Focht Evans, G. L. Gleye Driskill DOOLEY, F. J. Engel GULICK Frazier Hill. R. F. Farrell Durham Eubank HiNES, C. B. Graham, E. F. JOERG Greeley, H. Ellis, N. H. Gowell Hyzer Hall, R. B. Kelly. C. P. Green, M. George, M. S. Griffin, D. T. Johnson, W. A. Haltom, J. D. Lewis, W. H. Green, M. L. Low, C. R. Herman Lee. E. M. Hammond Lynch, A. J. Hydle McAfee Lemon, M. R. Leitner Hatfield Nagel Miller, Robert C. McGee, G. a. McCarthy, J. P. Lyons HiMES, C. Nelson Montgomery Maliszewski POSTLETHUAIT McKinley, W. D HiNEs, J. B. R. O ' Malley. C. S. NORVELL, J. E. Mercado Powell, T. E. Nance Lauman Pell Porter, W. L. Metz Scott, J. A. Oden ' Lemmon. K. B. Robbins, Charles L . Reaves, K. L. MlTCHIM Seedlock Pfeffer, C. a. Mansfield SCHERRER Spaulding Ostrander Sloan Posey Maybach Shields, J. T. Spengler Prentiss Snyder. C. H. Rhymes Nadal Smith, S. L. Stromberg RoBBiNS, Chester L . Yen Robbins, a. B. Oberbeck Strandberg Stumpf Ryan. W. S. Russell, E. A. Palmer, S. Y. Tebbutt. J. G. VanVolkenburgh Salientes Skeldon Parker, D. B. Tincher Simmons, G. M. Traeger Staniszewski Uglow Steely VanVliet Unger White, J. W. Turner, P. W. Weikel, J. R. VanLeuven Whittemore Watt Wade Wright, H. B. Worcester Wynkoop Young, C. G. 403 " w mm m i rusteberg (l) johnson. |. l Robinson (5) Waugh (1) McCrarv THE AREA BIRDS THE hivey men and a few specoids gain their stars, the athletically inclined win their letters, monograms and numerals, the file boners often gain their much coveted chevrons, but the Area Bird despite the many hours he devotes to his peculiar avocation often goes unrewarded and unsung. His only mark of distinction is the waist belt, white gloves, and the rifle which he carries at certain stated and regular intervals. When he leaves the Area, even these badges of distinction are stripped from him — unless he is a well known sluggoid or a particularly persistent Area devotee he sinks back once more into the mass. This is not as it should be — we do not advocate that the Area Bird should wear stripes on his shoes to indicate the number of hours spent on the Area but we do feel that he has been sadly neglected and we intend to give him some share of his proper credit here. Our A.B. ' s are not our model cadets as we all know; the majority of them are the non-conformists — the metal that refuses to be molded too firmly in the West Point mold. Most of them are good natured and indifferent. The surly Area Bird is usually the file boner whose file boning and luck has deserted him. The habitual trodder of the Area has learned to take it — he is probably better able to take it than his brother cadet who IS mortally afraid of the gravel paths. Walking has tempered the soul of the Area Bird — he becomes a philosopher. It is really remarkable how mountains tumble into molehills with each stride he takes. The Area Bird gains a valuable addition to his character which many others less addicted to the Area never attain. As we go to press so also are we given three more immortals, Ruth, Hanley and Stanley. All three qualified in large round numbers, and they meet with ceaseless plodding — Graduation Reveille. Robinson, Croit ' ti Pn 404 II i w m i: u ACKNO V LEDGMENTS For the cooperation and assistance given, the 1934 Howitzer staff desires to than the following mdi- viduals, concerns and agencies: WHITE STUDIOS SIGNAL CORPS MILITARY ACADEMY DETACHMENT ADAMS ' GRACE MOORE PRINTING COMPANY POST PRINTING OFFICE LT. COL. E. E. 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DANIEL— GLOVES HORSTMANN UNIFORM COMPANY . . HYER y SONS, C. H KAUFMANN 6 CO, INC., K KREMENTZ ? CO LARUS 6P BROTHER CO LIGGETT 6? MYERS TOBACCO CO. . LOOSE-WILES BISCUIT CO MARLBORO CO ... MERRI AM CO., G. 6? C. MEYER INC., N. S MOORE PRINTING COMPANY, THE PEAL y COMPANY PRATT AND WHITNEY ENGINES REVEILLE UNIFORM COMPANY REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY. R. I SCHILLING PRESS INC.. THE SEAMEN ' S BANK FOR SAVINGS, THE SEVERN SCHOOL SPALDING BROTHERS. A. G SPERRY GYROSCOPE COMPANY. INC STETSON SHOE CO STROOCK 6? CO.. INC. , , . SUDBURY, E. D TIFFANY ? CO UNITED AIRCRAFT 6? TRANSPORT CORPORATION UNITED STATES CABINET BED CO VICTORIA HOTEL WARWICK, THE }Y CO., INC f ADVERTISEMENTS THE ARMY MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION a C ' ' N times gone by insurance companies considered Army Officers poor risks and refused to insure them or else charged them extra premiums. A group of Army Officers, seeing the need of immediate help for their families in emergency, instituted this concern in 1879. Among its early members were Generals Philip H. Sheridan, R. C. Drum, G. W. Davis, Arthur MacArthur, W. R. Shafter, S. B. M. Young, and Emory Upton. For over half a century, this organization, constituted and directed 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 pro- tection at low cost. . . . The increases in members have conformed closely to the in- creases 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. Professional actuaries are employed from time to time as needed to study the mortality trend of members. Reports indicate a good future for the concern. There are now nearly 7,000 members. . . . An out- standing feature of the Association ' s work is its help in preparing the pension and other claims for the bereaved parents, widows and families of its members. This service, built up through years of experience, assures the relatives of members that they will be well advised as to Government allowances. The importance of this service may be appreciated by the fact that families of officers who were not members of the Associa- tion are known to have lost thousands of dollars because they failed to file timely claims and proper supporting evidence for pensions and other Government allow- ances. . . . Every eligible officer and cadet should become a member and support the work of this Association, first, as a matter of good business; second, as a matter of esprit de corps. 408 B .. ...,, . ,4 p-r T i - ' V 7 r7 : I- CLOVES SINCE 1854 IREiSULATUON AT WEST FOiMT F@l MAliMY Daniel Hays Gloves 1 CURTISSWRICHT . . . Designs and Builds Planes and Engines for Every Type of Military and Naval Service CURTISS Y10-40B ARMY OBSERVATION Powered by a WRIGHT R-1820 CYCIONE The Planes Illustrated Above are Among the Latest Curtiss -Wright Developments CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION 30 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, NEW YORK CITY 1 juue l£)eek is here .... and with it THE 1934 HOV ITZER ' OLD WORDS can never convey the feeling of deep pride and satisfaction we have known in working with the men of the Howitzer staff. To Tony Hills, the Editor-in-Chief, to Tom Crystal, the Business Manager, and to his two able assistants, Andy Anderson and Charles Tank, we extend a hearty handclasp of friendship and of thanks for their whole-hearted co-operation. All West Point men will be proud of the results they have achieved. C The key- note of the 1934 Howitzer is Architecture. In developing this book as a tribute to the majestic buildings ot West Point, architects and sculptors were interviewed and their plans and sketches studied. All sculptural details appearing in the Howitzer are reproductions of actual corbels, finials, gargoyles, and medallions. C. An architect assumes sole respon- sibility to his client for the finished structure. He alone specifies the materials, he supervises every minute detail. When the keys are handed over, the building is ready for immediate use. C. In exactly the same way, we are the architects of the 1934 Howitzer. Typographically and artistically, it embodies the spirit of architecture. Under our com- plete control has been the execution of art work, engravings, printing and binding. In creating this book, for which we have accepted all respon- sibility, we have been ever mindful ot the trust and honor conferred upon us. C We are proud ot the 1934 Howitzer. BAKER, JONES, HAUSAUER, INC. ' Biiihlers of Distinctive College luiinnh 45-51 CARROLL STREET, BUFFALO, NEW YORK • • •• SOLE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FAMOUS FABER BREECHES Catalogue Submitted on Request THE I l yy U nirorm V ompany LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS Inviting Cadets . . . to visit our showroom when in New York on weelcend leave or furlo. Special facilities for immediate delivery of civilian clothes on the same day ordered. • open dmly, includmg Saturdays, until 7 p. m. TEN YEARS OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO CADETS GORSART COMPANY 317 BROADWAY NEW YORK Mdnu acturer5 - Distributors of Fine Men ' s Clothing Redd i-to-Wear and Custom ' to-Measure " CASTLE GATE " HOSIERY and GLOVE CO., Inc. HAND KNIT SEAMLESS WOOL GLOVES All the latest designs and new low prices. Wool Gloves — Men Immediate Delivery White Cotton Gloves Used by Cadets — Army — Navy — Marines — Policemen — Golfers — and the manufacturing trade. Made to U. S. Army Specifications. All sizes. Immediate delivery. Hosiery— Underwear " STANDARDS ' " used by U. S. A. J Guaranteed Goods. E. B. SUDBURY, Gen. Mgr. Manufacttiter — EstahUshed 1878 432 Fourth Avenue New York All right for you man 412 fl •tOl] Tiffany s Co. Jewelers Silversmiths Stationers Watches and Clocks MailInquiriks Rfxeive Prompt Attention Fifth Avenue 37 - Street New York Paris London 25 Rue de la Paix 4-1- New Bond Street 413 SEVERN SCHOOL SEVERNA PARK MARYLAND A Country Boarding School for Boys on the Severn River near Annapohs. 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A. 420 I Good Luck and SUCCESS — in whatever path you may follow after graduation. May we wish you also the companionship and inspiration of a pipe and good tobacco. Successful men prefer a pipe and mild, flavorful tobacco to any other form of smoking. A pipe is a calm, deliberate smoke— the kind of smoke that makes for concentration and clear thinking. Edgeworth has been a leading favorite among pipe smokers for more than 30 years. No finer quality tobacco is available. It is a blend of only the tenderest leaves of the burley plant, what tobac- conists call the " mildest pipe tobacco that grows. " The blend and treatment of these leaves is a priceless Edgeworth secret. EDGEWORTH SMOKING TOBACCO Ask for Edgeworth Ready-Rubbed or Edgeworth in Slice form. All sizes from l ' pnrkct parkdr e lo pound liii iiiiilor liny.. I ' ' ,(iiji ' iri rlli in which llic liJiiirci, riiiKiiiis in perfect condiiion in inn clininlc. Larus Bro. Co.. Uirhmnml. V,i. MADE FROM THE MILDEST PIPE TOBACCO THAT GROWS Brothers m Arms. 422 There ' s a place for every shoe For a shoe with spirit when you put on civilians, for fit feet when you settle down to your new post, order a new pair of Stetsons soon! The style of Stetson Shoes becomes the well-dressed man. The comfort of Stetson Shoes — resulting from flexible innersole and soft, pliable leathers — appeals to STETSON SHOES A STETSON SHOE SHOPS IN NEW YORK CITY 153 Broadway 15 West 42nd Street 289 Madison Avenue AGENCIES IN ALL PRINCIPAL CITIES by STETSON active men who are much on their feet. The durabiUty of Stetson Shoes appeals to officer and civilian alike — the fact that they last and last and keep their comfort to the end. Style, comfort and durability are the honest result of much handwork and the 150 separate operations that go into every Stetson Shoe. In every wardrobe, for every outfit, there ' s a place for every shoe by Stetson. Stop in the nearest Stetson Shop today or tomorrow and try on a pair! 423 LJau aiL t f it ' if i ettet J-liaii J-lu u cd IL icn ucn hiiii a CI cllLillllCj lUtCiitlL Improving year books under depressed con- ditions is a man ' s si?ed job. The award of First Class Honor Rating on the 1932 " CorneUian ' ' and the award of All- American Honor Rating on the 1933 How- itzer are evidence that we have kept the faith. J-li c czr cli ill in ci ytcSJij o c. SCHILLING BUILDING 137-139 East 25th Street New York City Prmms of the 1910. 1912, 1922, 1924, 1931, 1932, 1933 Howitzers r .. " Rno , r vwcj ii A Normal Foot within This Looks look down at Your Own a Foot Joy Shoe. Exaggerated. Sec how it runs over on Butitis on the Outside -like this The straight red Ime.running from heel to toe. marks the A IS or ■ .- - N ' -N fcoT It IS also the axis of a Foot Joy shoe I Note the UNCROWOSB bONtS comfortably resting in perfect alig metrt wi thin the shoe- the only po- sition in which they can support the weight of the body and fijnction as Nature intended. The axis of the ordinary shoe, instead of following the straight line of the foolTURNS AWAY FROM IT. as shown here by the dotted line . Cut away the upper part of the shoe. and the fool will not remain IN Tilt SMOE at all. but will naturally follow its own axis.as shown ty the strai t red line from heel to toe SU. THE ARROWS -Your foot IS trying ID get support from an improper foundation. IT ROLLS FROM ONE SIDE TO THE OTHER. There is PRESSURE against the TOES cramped man unnatural position - looseness at the heel Corns bunions, hammer toes MortonsToe flal foot aches and pains -are some of the troubles that follow THE RESULT OF A TEST! BEFORE FOOT ' JOY shoes were originated we made an analytical test of various types of men ' s shoes — discussed the fitting problems of the retailers — learned of the shoe requirements of the leading doctors of the country — and last, but not least, we asked the consumer what type of shoe he would select that would give him absolute foot comfort and style. To our complete surprise the composite report indicated that a different shoe had to be designed — a shoe that would be accepted by all and give positive rebef to tired, aching feet. The result of this test inspired the production of FOOT-JOY " The Shoe That ' s Different " — a shoe that is properly designed to meet present day walking conditions. Dealers m Larger Cities from Coast to Coast SEND FOR CONSUMER FOLDERS FIELD AND FLINT CO. BROCKTON EstabUshcd 1857 MASS. Style 6003 LONSDALE LAS ' A Black Calf Oxford Hand Shoemaking Other Styles for . ' Ml Occasior 425 i Year-round Army ' Headquarters in Philadelphia! As Philadelphia ' s modern hotel, the Benjamin Franklin is the natnral choice of Army men — not only officially for the Big Game in December but, also, individually at any time throughout the year. In fact, v hodoesn ' t appreciate the many conveniences and luxuries of modern hotel service, particularly when the rates are sensible? The Art of Cavwuftage Safest for Bahy Best for Ton • Arden Farms Vitamin D Certified Milk is pro- duced by methods set down by physicians to make it safest for babies. It is also best for you. Every- thing about it is in keeping with your good taste. • Many times richer m Vitamin D than regular milk. As a nourishing, stamina - building food it stands alone. Delicious in flavor. 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" 8 Fifth Ave. 105 Nassau St. NEW YORK Uniforms of Distinctioyi FOR U. S. Army Officers AMERICA ' S LARGEST EXCLUSIVE PURVEYORS OF UNIFORMS— BOOTS PUTTEES— BELTS CAPS HATS AND ACCOUTREMENTS FOR ALL BRANCHES OF THE SERVICE Out Complete Catalogue mailed on request The Associated Military Stores 19 W. Jackson Blnd. CHICAGO Officers " Club FORT BENNING Second Class Deadbeat. Ih m M. lElW YORK V ' e know the Army — as the Army knows tne Aslor . . . ana we re glaci to enjoy tne nonor oi being your social neadcjuarters. HE ONLY GREAT HOTEL ENTERING ON TIMES SQUARE . pgO GO ' C PEDANT JOF G. LL 432 THE SEAMEN ' S BANK FOR SAVINGS 74 WALL STREET NEW YORK CITY • This hank was chartered :n J 829, especially to encour- age thrift. We invite you to use the facilities of this strong hank. One dollar will start an account. • Deposits draw interest from the day they are received. • You can do husiness with this bank from any part of the world. Send for leaflet " Banking hy Mail. " • We owe over 135,000 depositors more than $127,000,- 000. Total resources exceed $145,000,000. Allotments accepted. SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES AT $3.50 A YEAR HENRY V. ALLIEN CO. Successors to Horstmann Bros, Allien 227 Lexington Avenue, near 34th Street NEW YORK CITY Makers of ARMY EQUIPMENTS ' ' That Have Stood the Test Since 1815 ' ■ -T? THE ARISTOCRACY OF LEATHER EQUIPMENT DE H N E R S CUSTOM-MADE BOOTS TREES • SAM BROWNE BELTS BOOT JACKS SPURS ' SPUR CHAINS Distinctive Boots Made to Fit and Wear l (: [ i KCO.,,.. OMAHA COMPLIMENTS OF I MARLBORO 1 COMPANY 1 DISTiNCTIVE 309 FIFTH AVE. NEW YORK CrTY Established 1H32 1218-22 Chestnut Street Philadelphia 1934 Minwture R This Establishment has the models and dies for almost all the United States Military Academy Miniature Rings and Class Crests. Thanks are herewith extended to the Class of 1934 for their patronage The Mail Order Service u ' lll prove interesting and convenient Some fun, eh f(id. UNITED A I RC RAF T . . . 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Transport Corporation, 230 Park Avenue, New York, N. Y. 435 THERE ARE CAMEL HAIR CLOTHS and CAMEL HAIR CLOTHS and then there are Stroock Camel Hair Cloths This identifying Stroock label eliminates any gambling as to the genuineness of the product S. STROOCK CO., INC 245 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK 436 I W atch out for the signs of jangled nerves " ou ' ve noticed other people ' s nerv- ous habits — and wondered probablv why such people didn ' t learn to con- trol themselves. But have you ever stopped to think that j «, too, may have habits that are just as irritating to other people as those of the key juggler or coin jingler are to you r And more important than that, those habits are a sign of jangled nerves. And jangled nerves are the sig- nal to stop and check up on vourself. Get enough sleep— fresh air— rec- reation— and watch your smoking. Remember, you can smoke as many Camels as you want. Their costlier tobaccos never jangle the nerves. ry them on your friends — see if you havehealthyn yourself ... Mail order- blank below with fronts from 2 packs of Camels. Free book comes postpaid. CLIP AND MAIL TODAY! Revnoldi Tobacco Cnmpan 79-A, Winstoa-Salem. N. C. mclose fronts from 2 parks of Camela. COSTLIER TOBACCOS Camels are made from finer, MORE EXPENSHT TOBACCOS than any other popular brand of cigarettes! SMOKE AS MANY AS YOU WANT... THEY NEVER GET ON YOUR NERVES! 437 COLT CROMWELL MILITARY LEATHER GOODS Accepted Since 1899 as the STANDARD of Coynparison DRESS, FIELD and AVIATION BOOTS SAM BROWNE BELTS PUTTEES SHOES 1239 Broadway N.Y.C. These products are indorsed b} ' the American Medical Association WASHBURN CROSBY CO., Inc. Unit of General Mills, Inc. I CALLING ON THE BATTALION BOARD THIS is a social call of the most delicate nature, and great care must be taken not to make oneself ' ' persona non grata. " Quite obviously a visit of this nature is never under- taken without a formal invitation. The invita- tion may be on a carefully printed form, or may be by general announcement. In either case it is a distinct " taux pas ' ' not to ac- knowledge the invitation with one ' s presence at the appointed place and hour. Naturally, the question of clothes arises, and the well-dressed cadet will appear his best in a simple business suit of morning grey. Tan or low shoes should never be worn, while white socks instead of a conservative shade of black are sure to be considered in- appropriate. When you do come before your hosts " presence, do not rush in precipitously and grasp your hosts ' hands in an assured man- ner. Rather bend to convention and go through with the formal ceremony which custom and prudence prescribe for this situa- tion. Do not be surprised when your hosts fail to rise to greet you; they believe, as do many of the old school, that such practices should be e.xpected only of the rising generation. Now for the interview itself. The cardinal rule to observe is to avoid verbosity. Not only will your attempts to talk much, espe- cially of yourself, be discouraged, for your hosts being of the old school still believe that children should be seen and not heard, but in the course of the conversation you may un- wittingly make some statement which will greatly prejudice your listeners. In visits of this nature silence is truly golden. Answer their queries politely and allow them to direct the course of the conversation. Now let us assume that your interview has ended. Do not leave in a curt perfunctory manner, but seek rather to conform to the quaint punctilio prescribed for such occa- sions as these. Strict observance of these sug- gestions is certain to make one a great social favorite — one who may expect many invita- tions from that elite gathering. The Battalion Board. 438 p - C iptlt cic ( etyi IS ESSENTIAL AMONG THE STAFF, PHOTOGRAPHER, ENGRAVER AND PRINTER IF A FINE ANNUAL IS TO BE PRODUCED. We have the knack at The DuBois Press of coordinating the efforts of the staff officers and craftsmen in the fabrication of exceptional Year Books. To Staffs desiring complete cooperation, we offer unexcelled service. THE DU BO S PRESS College Annual Builders 637 BROADWAY • ROCHESTER, NEW YORK L FIRST N AT I O N A L BANK HIGHLAND FALLS, N. Y. The Ban 7 iearest West Point DIRECTORS Lieut. Colonel C. L. Fenton, U. S. A. Major Charles Hines, C. A. C. Leo Graber Theodore Michel Abraham Kopald George S. Nichols La fcinna an tlitn tlic UeatA . . . ICTORIfl H JMEW YORK CrXY ROY MOULT ON Executwe Vice-PresiJoiI and Mdtwguig Director THE GOOD WILL AND FRIENDSHIP BUILT UP DURING THE SCHOOL YEARS BETWEEN HOTEL VICTORIA AND THE WEST POINT CADETS " May Providence smile upon you i?i your fu- ture endeavors, where ' er duty may take wu ' Hotel Victoria, the New York Home of the West Pointer before and after graduation -- IS pleased to extend its special rates to West Point Graduates. $2.00 SINGLE • $3.00 DOUBLE lOOO ROOMS EVERY ROOM WITH TUl CULATING ICE W. ' TER ,ND SHOWER, CIR- ADIO, SERVIDOR THE ♦° COMPANY O Army Officers PHILADELPHIA HORSTMANN UNIFORMS are outstanding for their style and comfort together with real value for the price Uniforms and Equipment J I Class of 1934! [Inited tatesgahinet ec g o. rejoices in having been able to help you through these four successful years by making your alcoves a haven of peace and rest after an energetic cadet day. • Now after Graduation we are still at your service with STUDIO COUCHES MATTRESSES BED SPRINGS PILLOWS DIVANS Main Oj ce; MiLFORD Street BROOKLYN, N. Y. 7 . T. Show Room; One Park Ave. NEW YORK CITY (Invest in Rest) FULL POUND PACK- AGE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY ENGLISH STYLE COOKIES AND COOKIE-SANDWICHES 58 Pieces — Cellophane Wrapped Ba}{ed m the THOU SAHD ' WlTiDOW BAKERIES of the LOOSE-WILES BISCUIT COMPANY [ LONG ISLAND CITY NEW YORK I " THE YANKEE STADIUM AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL CLUB OF NEW YORK JACOB RUPPERT, President E. G. BARROW, Secretary urn SB- im The Colt ACE was built for military men — and every shooter of the Government Model .45 Automatic Pistol. The ACE has the same balance, same feel, same grip, same method of operation, same safety feat as your service .45. BUT it is chambered to shoot the economical .22 Long Rifle ammunition. It provides low cost target practice — using an arm that is built on the .45 Caliber frame and is identical, except for caliber, with the Government Model. COLT ' S PATENT FIRE ARMS MFG. CO Hartford. Connecticut COLT " NATIONAL MATCH ' MODEL The Colt Government Model .45 refined for expert target shooting. Super-smooth, hand-finished target action; selected " Match " barrel, and Patridgc type sights. Su- premely accurate. Send for A HOP oi mt npRAct O TMt OLP -40TEL WE T PO MT CHARLOTTESVILLE WOOLEN MILLS CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA Manufacturers of HIGH-GRADE UNIFORM CLOTHS IN SKY AND DARK BLUE SHADES for Army, Navy and other Uniform purposes and the largest assortment and best quality CADET GRAYS Including those used at the United States MiUtary Acadeyny, at West Point and other leading military schools of the country PRESCRIBED AND USED BY THE CADETS OF UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY HfllL ALL HfllL! (Dedicated to the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-Four U.S. MA.) ' O U receive the salute for you have gained your goal, but think not that now your task is done. Success has met your efforts, just pride is yours to feel. Mind you well the lessons you have learned. . . . The lessons learned in books? Ah no, for books change. They are merely written by men whose beliefs change with the years. Your lessons learned have been far greater, deeper, truer. They go beyond the pages of books. To you has come the knowledge of courage — loyalty — faith. These never change — and never shall they. Mind you well their meaning. . . . Others about you may waver. New manners, new customs come and go. To you there comes a stern part to play. Guard well all that is noble and true, all that IS real, of tradition ;and duty to country. The test shall come. 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