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' ' - ia -- TWlii in S s i L ■ 1 j 1 1 i N.. BI3I51HOUJITZER ffl ' COPYRIGHT 1935 THE HOWITZER U. S. Military Academy, West Point EDWIN M. SMITH, Ed: lit 1935 HOmiTZER THE ANNUAL OF THE ij U U. S. MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT, N. Y. DEDICATED TO THE ARM IN WAR AND IN PEACE, IN FAMINE AND IN PLENTY, THE ARMY MOVES ON THROUGH THE YEARS, EVER CHERISHING THE HIGH IDEALS AND THE ENRICHING INFLUENCE WHICH ARE ITS BIRTH-RIGHT FROM COLONIAL DAYS. WITH A MAIESTY CREATED OUT OF THE SELF- LESS DEVOTION AND SACRIFICE OF ITS SONS, WITH A DEEP REVERENCE AND AN IMPLICIT TRUST BESTOWED UPON IT BY A GRATEFUL NATION, THE ARMY IS A LIVING SYMBOL OF THE SPIRIT OF DUTY HONOR- MO¥ THE UNITED STATES LENTY, EVES CHING .ONIAL ; SELF- ,wnH TOWED COUNTRY. TO FULFILL AND TO ENLARGE THIS LOFTY CONCEPT OF THE ARMY IS THE ETERNAL ASPIRATION OF EVERY MAN OF THE CORPS. AS THE ARMY DEDI- CATES ITSELF, WITH QUIET HEROISM, TO THE NATION, SO LET US DEDICATE THE HOWITZER OF NINETEEN THIRTY-FIVE TO THE ARMY. MAY THE RICH HERITAGE OF ITS PAST AND THE GLORIOUS PROMISE OF ITS FUTURE BE EVER AND ALWAYS A CHALLENGE AND AN INSPIRA- TION TO THE FUTURE OFFICERS OF THE U. S. ARMY. FOREWORD • In this Howitzer we have tried not only to produce an an- nual that will be of interest to the Class of 1935 and the Corps, but a book that will have a universal appeal to all Army officers. The Howitzer staff has devoted its efforts towards the accomplishment of two purposes. Primarily, of course, our function has been to record in a permanent form, a representative word and picture cross section of our four years at the Academy. Our secondary aim has been to portray the background and trace the development of the various arms of service that constitute the profession in which we now launch our careers— The United States Army. CONTENTS ORGANIZATION BIOGRAPH lES CLASS HISTORY OCCASIONS K ACTIVITIES ATHLETICS In Memoriam WILLIAM WILKINSON RENO, JR. Dec. 6, 1911 July 6, 1934 LITHOGRAPHS • The scenic beauty of West Point has been portrayed by ma ny media. Photographs, pen and ink sketches, the en- graver ' s art, the paint and brush have vied to adequately express the impression that " The Point " makes on the eyes and soul. This year we have chosen a medium that has never before been employed in any " Howitzer " — the process of auto-lithography. Instead of canvas or drawing board the artist works with grease crayon on a large slab of stone from which finished im.pressions are made. By the use of panoramic views our artist Mr. Alex Levy has departed from the conventional year book method of rep- resenting individual buildings — we think these lithographs form a distinct artistic contribution. Looking from Cullum Hall toward the Post Library. The view facing South from the Commandant ' s house. V. i ' f s 1 . ( ' - ir ■ » " r M jStf " Kosciusko ' s Monument and the East Hudson shore from Clinton Parapet. V im um r zS ' t K View of the Chapel and plain from the Observatory. jervaW ' f l :S. : ' - The view of Battle Monument as seen from Trophy Point. " ' Putnaff ' l% QZ y: • The Engineers of the United States began their existence on the day before the Battle of Bunker Hill When the Revolutionary War ended, the engineers were mustered out of service. In 1794, a corps of Engineers and Artillerists was started, but was discon- tinued in 1802, when Congress completely reorganized the military establishment. The present corps of Engineers was established at West Point m 1802. In peace time the Engineers have constructed the Panama Canal, improved the Mississippi River, built Washington Monument, and per- formed many other notable engineering achievements. " It is doubtful if m the his- tory of the world so much important con- struction, involving executive and adminis- trative work, ever devolved upon so small a body of m.en. " i 1. See anything wrong with this picture? The guard rings the bell. 2. The bell " has " and sections march off for academic recitations. 3. Preparing for front board recitations. Recognize those thermo figures? 4. " Attention to orders " — Johnny publishes the orders from the poop deck. 5. A view of the mess hall as the Officer in Charge sees it. 6. Another Saturday Inspection. The Cadet Lieutenant inspects the front rank. • Through more than a hundred years, West Point has evolved an organization so complete and so minute in every detail that there is no possible way to " beat the Sys- tem. " There is a right way and a wrong way to do everything, and our bible, the Blue Book, overlooks but little. In four years we have experienced many changes — princi- pally the return, in our First Class year, to the old method of making Yearling corpo- rals and Second Class sergeants. Often the System has grated on our souls and many thmgs have not seemed for the best, but an mstitution that has produced such mien as Grant and Lee can speak for itself. We leave the Academy with the fond hope that our class will prove a worthy addition to that Long, Grey line. ORGANIZATION • Edward Steichen is generally conceded to be the cutstanding portrait photographer in this country; his camera work has gained for him international repute. This striking photograph of the President is reproduced through the courtesy of Mr. Steichen and " Vanity Fair, " in which most of his wcrk has appeared. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT President of the United States GEORGE H. DERN Secretary of War GENERAL DOUGLAS MacARTHUR U. S. M. A. 1903 Chief of Staff Vem- ' l mieStifiiS ' iTR- MAJOR-GENERAL WILLIAM D. CONNOR U. S. M. A. 1897 Superintendent LIEUTENANT-COLONEL SIMON B. BUCKNER U. S. M. A. 1908 Commandant of Cadets GENERAL JOHN J. PERSHING U. S. M. A. 1886 Commander-in-chief of A. E. F. r gg «Klrf j Mfli P{ F 1 r 15 ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS SUPERINTEN- DENT ' S STAFF Mr. Mayer Capt. Franks Lt. Honnen Lt. Davidson Lt. Zwicker Capt. Butler Col. Farman Lt. Dasher Capt. Bentley Capt. Parsons Capt. Dunstan Capt. Low Lt. Kirkpatrick Capt. WiUard Maj. Worsham Maj. Colladay Lt. Col. Eichelberger Col. Wilson Lt. Col. Connor Lt. Col. Hines Maj. Litflejohn PROVISIONAL REGIMENTAL OFFICERS Lt. Hammond Lt. Fnerson Lt. Wofford Lt. Reardon Lt. Cook Lt. Clyburn Lt. Bixby Lt. Saunders Lt. Bryan Lt. Daly Lt. McClure Lt. Smith Lt. Walker Capt. Parsons Maj. Thompson Maj. Colladay Col. Wilson Maj. Anderson Maj. Worsham Capt. WiUard •Hies •to ACADEMIC BOARD Lt. Col. Eichelberger Lt. Col. VVliedl Lt. Col. Buekeinc Lt. Col. Counts Lt. Col. Buckner Lt. Col. lones Lt. Col. Morrison Lt. Col. Hayes Lt. Col. Fenton Lt. Col. Connor Col. Alexander Col. Carter Maj. Gen. Connor Col. DeWitt Col. Mitchell • These are the men who pull the wires. We in the Corps are their puppet show. They function inconspicuously above the glare of the footlights — mingling tragedy and farce impartially, as a dramatization of life should. The future of each of us depends upon their decisions. They prescribe the entrance examination, select the course of instruction, reguire a minimum standard of pro- ficiency, and decide upon the qualifications of graduation. • Actually, the Academic Board keenly senses its responsibility. Every year it is charged with the destinies of about four hundred young men. Affording equal opportunities to each of them, it educates them for the Service, rejects scores, and finally recommends about 250 for commission, each classified according to his relative attainment in the class. The Board is the guardian of a cadet ' s time, and of his record as well. • Such a task is difficult. It requires sound judgment and conviction in decisions. Candidates for admission arrive with varying degrees of preparation. The Board must adapt the uniform course for a maximum of progress, and, at the same time, avoid handicapping cadets with relatively little preparation. In addition, the talents and aptitudes of the members of a class are diversified. The Board must classify these and give to each a weight consistent with the demands of the Service. • Duty on the Academic Board is exacting and, for the most part, thankless. No doubt, the mem- bers look with justifiable pride upon the system they have created, but for them—the men who pull the wires — there is not even a curtain call. 39 Department of CIVIL AND MILITARY ENGINEERING I ' ll - 1 cl- ' t Col. MITCHELL Li. kEBER Lt. WILSON Capt. BATHURST Lt. LEAF Lt. HORN Capt. CHRISTIANSEN Lt. WESTON Lt. YOUNT Capt. BAISH Col MITCHELL Lt. SORLEY Lt. CARR • Without a doubt Col. B., the defensive Commander of Booby ' s Bluff, can be considered a truly fortunate fellow, in possessing a crystal which six times revealed to him the outcome of events, if he should carry out his present plans. On the glittering background of the crystal there shown the disastrous results of his errors. He grew experienced by his errors, but yet he did not have to pay the usual costly price which, with very few exceptions, always accompanies an error. • But Col. B. is not alone in being fortunate to have so miraculous an object whose practical use far outweighs its aesthetic enchant- ment. Crystallized out of historical background of a world-wide notoriety and founded on an objective of enjoining the practical with the theoretical, the Engineering Department has acted in the capacity of the " seeing eye " crystal for cadets, not only six times but six times a week for thirty-eight weeks. The Engineering De- partment crystal does not stop with the errors of one plan but brings out of the cadets all the possible plans and by logical reasoning, points out the advantages and disadvantages. • Cost for these errors in the sections room, you ask? What are those tenths, compared to the cost of the corresponding errors made in the Service? T l ?-M? Department of ' LAW I Capt. WEIR Lt. O ' REILLY Lt. COOKSON Lt. MC LEAN Lt. Col. CONNOR Lt. WEST Lt. EMERY • Nothing in the four-year stay at the Academy has proved to be such a Waterloo for the " specoids " as the course in Law. And ask- ing new questions on the writs has hkewise proved to be the nemesis of the " poop sheet artists. " So the First Class is confronted with the necessity of thinking and reasoning in the law written reviews. Sometimes, also, it is to be feared that the decision must rest upon intuition or guesswork. (?) • The course opens with a study of the English Common Law and its present-day applications. Such terms as " contributory negligence, " " last clear chance " and " proximate cause " become common par- lance. Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Military Law follow in sequence. • The wealth of valuable experience and practical knowledge, which is so characteristic of the First Class year at West Point, is largely gained from the Law Department. The ability to reason out cases is developed by the little " discuss " placed after a statement of facts. And practical information as well is inculcated through the medium of the " true or false " questions. Much is learned that will later be invaluable in Court Martials and in the hundreds of othei legal contacts of the Army Officer. Lt. Col. CONNOR Department of ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT AND HISTORY Lt. Col. BEUKEMA Lt. BEASLEY Capt. MOLITOR Ll. HUYSSOON L;. CLENDEt. ' E:: Lt. JOHNSTON Lt. TRAUB Lt. Mac DONALD Lt. NELSON Lt. GALLOWAY Lt. GARD Lt. CoL BEUKEMA Lt. MULVIHILL Lt. KEHM • Some academic subjects are the theoretical basis for what is to come, others find practical uses only a fter a certain amount of time has passed. But the Economics, Government, and History Depart- ment devotes part of its time, at least, for the benefit of the cadet who will use this knowledge almost the first time he reports to his first station. With few exceptions each of the 2nd Lieutenant Does will be counting the number of cans of beans in the Post Exchange, debiting what he has, and crediting what he hasn ' t with a hope that his bookkeeping course won ' t fail him even if it does seem all back- ward. There is still another phase of Economics upon which the newly-made shave tail will call for assistance as soon as he walks away from Battle Monument with his commission — Insurance. • Starting with Yearling year, the Department first gives a course in European History. While the lower sections semiannually are learn- ing just how long a writ can be, the upper quarter has a month ' s individual research of various topics followed by speeches and themes on these topics. After a year ' s sojourn, the First Class again takes up relations with the Department. This time it is in Govern- ment and Economics. Besides studying governments in general, the extremely delicate question of martial law is taken up. II. 42 % i j:-3- Department of ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY ]GoveK- -- ■ p;. ii ' LMAN Lt. MC INERNEY Lt. ME3ICK Mai. WARNER Lt. Col. HAYES Capt. RISING • It is 11:30 a.m. at Camp Freeze-out after the morning F. A. hike. Two First Classmen are cleaning their piece. " You know, Ed, 1 think that the Ordnance puts all these devices on this 75 mm. just to keep us from getting our chow. " ... " I think you ' re right, Stages. I can see no other reason. Look at this thing. What good is it except to try to clean? ' ' • The scene changes. It is now 7:58 a.m. along Diagonal Walk, one winter morning. Again the same two First Classmen are heard on the way to Ordnance Class. . . . " Well, Ed, by turning this elevating pin the angle of site can be set independently of the elevation. " . . . " I see, Stages, then this elevating crank sets the elevation without moving the rocker arm. " • Thus it is with the Ordnance Department. It puts life and meaning into all the parts of a piece if it be only a 22 cal. automatic or a 16 inch sea coast gun. So scientific and so invaluable has Ordnance become to all officers of our Army that it is the only branch of the service to have found its way into the academic curriculum at West Point. • Witness the scenes depicted herein, and you will find evidence of the inestimable service rendered by the Ordnance in developing our Army. Lt. Col. HAYES 43 i ' Department of MILITARY HYGIENE !.1.r. ' -npLEY Mdi. ANTHONY Mai. MOORE Capt. DE WITT Ma). CRAVEN Capt. COONEY Ma). QUINNEL Ma). SCHEUMANN Ma,. WOLFE Lt. Col. WRIGHT Col. DE WITT Md). SLOAT Ma). BERLE Ma). FELCH • " Health and a good constitution are better than all gold; and a strong body than wealth without measure. " This maxim is as true today as it was in the time of the ancient Hebrew sages, and it is upon this principle that the Department of Military Hygiene bases its relations with the Corps. However, the purpose of the Depart- ment is not merely to see after the health of cadets, but also to fur- nish the future officers with that hygienic knowledge which is so essential to the maintenance of health and sanitation among the regular enlisted personnel. • It is with this two-fold purpose in view, that the Department gives several lectures on personal hygiene to the new Plebes in " Beast Barracks " and later gives a short course in Military Hygiene to the First Class. The surgeon, moreover, who is one of the two persons permitted to excuse cadets from recitations, is given a place on the all-powerful Academic Board. But there is also a practical side to the work of the Department; it conducts the daily Sick Call and annual physical examination of cadets; maintains the hospital for all residents of the post; and, in short, plays a role which is quiet and thankless, but is of incalculable importance in the life of the cadet. Department of NATURAL AND EXPERI- MENTAL PHILOSOPHY U. DAY Lt. DUTTON JUDGE L;. Lt. HOLMER MA1 ' IH1A._: Lt. BAKER L;. HAYDEN Lt. RITCHIE Lt. COOK Col. CARTER Mai. HAYDEN Lt. LEMNITZEP • Any course is what the professor makes it. For this reason Natural and Experimental Philosophy is outstanding at West Point. For " P " Carter is more than professor and head of the department; he is an institution at the Academy. Newton and Coriolis may fade into a general academic panorama, but the Colonel will always be a vivid experience in our West Point training. • His colorful personality constantly brightens the exacting aspects of technical analysis. In the lecture room, laboratory, and section rooms his laconic wit and suave assurance are a profound influence upon not only our conceptions of mechanics, hydraulics, and ther- modynamics, but upon our standards of character and of culture as well. • For his lectures he is most famous. Out of pure benevolence, we suspect, he frequently assembles the class before football trips and Important week-ends. On these occasions he banters, improvises, and enhances his lucid explanations of obscure points with amus- ingly simplified illustrations. Although he never resorts to magical demonstrations or staggering statistics, his lectures are, neverthe- less, high spots of the academic year. Ask any Second Classman! • Take an hour and a quarter, multiply it by six days a week, and again by the thirty-eight weeks of the academic year. In this sub- stantial amount of time, a course should make a very definite im- pression upon a class. Colonel Carter and his Philosophy Depart- ment have not neglected this obligation. Col. CARTER 45 Department of CHEMISTRY AND ELECTRICITY LI Col FENTON Lt. PEOPLES Lt. SERIG Lt GREEN Lt. RIEPE Lt. MITCHELL Lt. SAMPSON Lt. GILLETTE Lt. VINEY Lt. PALMER Lt. GRUENTHER Lt. Col. FENTON Lt. ALLEN Lt. WILLIS • The Department of Chemistry and Electricity provides the Second Classman with a foundation in science. At daily recitations in chem- istry, he has drilled into him the theories of Avogadro, Gay-Lussac Boyle, and others. A masterly collection of classroom problems tests completely the degree to which he has absorbed these prin- ciples. Once or twice a week, theoretical work is interrupted in order to allow the cadet two hours in which to do four hours ' laboratory work. Although he necessarily performs these lengthy experiments with the skill and originality of an automaton, he does acguire a certain knowledge of laboratory technigue. • For the spring term the Second Classman changes " ions and elec- trons " for direct and alternating currents. He becomes familiar with the uses of electricity, and with generators, motors, and other elec- trical machines. In this subject, as in chemistry, he suffers guite a few hours in the laboratory. During the latter part of the course, if he is so fortunate as to be in an upper section, he devotes a number of recitations to the study of radio. • In addition to makmg Second Class academics more interesting, the course in chemistry and electricity provides an essential part of a West Pointer ' s education. 46 m M .,1? , - c V m, k .: i c :j( Department of MODERN LANGUAGES g © ©kfe Mr. REBOUSSIN Lt. HENNIG Lt. MATHEWSON Lt. FARRAND Lt. H ADSELL Lt. SANDS Lt. HEITMAN Lt. BELL Lt. KAMMERER Lt. SMITH Lt. HOPKINS Lt. BURNS Lt. PIERCE Lt. DRAPER Lt. SLADEN Mr. MARTINEZ Lt. DE GRAVELINES Lt. BURRILL Capt. BOND Mr. VAUTHIER Lt. Col. MORRISON Ma). KANE Lt. TAUSCH Lt. MC KINNEY fproridesttieSectiiji ;f recitations in Chen- 11 l7ogadro,Gay-Lii3saci ! cissroon! problec • I absorbed these:: " «ri is intemiple: : ■ :cii to do tor kc::; maitoatonjie::;; dmiqiie- jaine5 " ior.5ai!;eie:i .oeconiesiamifer ' ! jofcrs, and otter els ■ sB lssuliersQui-e: jpaitolthecoiifie: i,heaewtesanmte ' jBCS more ' ' ■- ' " • It ' s the summer of 1945. Lieutenant Dumbjohn and Lieutenant Ducrot have just met for the first time since their graduation. They are enthusiastically recounting incidences which frequently occur in the Service. • " Say Bill, I never realized that our course in French would prove so valuable. Only last year the General on my Post was entertaining a delegation of French Officers and I was detailed to act as host to the junior members. Of course, 1 knew that I was to have the job a few weeks in advance, but it didn ' t take me long after getting out my Gauthier to brush up on my " Frog. " • " Why Tom, I was just about to tell you of a similar experience, only in my case it was Spanish which proved invaluable. By some lucky chance I was appointed a member of a military staff to Brazil three years ago. The old ' Spic ' surely came in handy, I can assure you. " • " Remember M. Reboussin ' s Lectures? I never was able to take any notes unless he showed motion pictures. " • " And Sr. Martinez, can ' t you just see him making those facial gyrations in his earnest endeavor to teach us pronunciation. " • " Well, here ' s the wife. Bill, so au revoir. " • " Hasta la vista, Tom. " Lt. CoL MORRISON 47 Department of DRAWING Li. FKASER Lt. GREEAR Lt. SCHICK Lt. HAKROLD Ll. STOBEk Ll. JuHN Lt. MEYER Lt. FORDE Lt. ZWICKER CoL ALEXANDER Lt. ELLERTHORPE Lt. GRANT Col ALEXANDER • Who can forget the hours spent wrestHng with orthographic pro- jections — and the faint aroma of slum and gravy from the mess hall below? Or, struggling up endless stairways under a full load of " turkey " only to discover that you had forgotten to wear a white shirt? Thus did Drawing make its debut before a not overly im- pressed Yearling class. ■ • But those of us who paused to gripe were generally the ones who found enough interest to work through the rest periods — particu- larly as the course grew more interesting. Freehand sketching " by the numbers " soon followed descriptive geometry. Then came arch- itectural drawing and the " barracks problem. " Topographical map- ping, plane table work, and machine drawing with its " 37mm. gun " occupied the balance of the course. Finally came surveying — with three-hour sessions instead of usual two hours to spend out on the cold wind-swept plains. However, even that had its advantages — more than one transit had its cross hairs focused on more than a distant stadia rod! Nevertheless, our sojourn in the Drawing Acad- emy has had a salutary effect, for the solution to many a perplexing j engineering problem may be indirectly traced to that watch-word of the Department-- R. T. P.! 48 Ill Department of MATHEMATICS Ll. HINCKE Lt. ROSENBERG Lt. NICHOLAS Lt. MC MASTER Lt. HEACOCK Lt. BROWNING Lt. MOORE Lt. BAUGHMAN Lt. HOWZE Lt. BRUSHER Lt. GLASGOW Lt. BLACK Lt. HERTFORD Lt. LEE Lt. SCHMIDT Lt. ROBINSON Lt. DAY Lt. BARTLETT Maj. TEALE Lt. CoL JONES Lt. PRICE Lt. BROWN Lt. HARRINGTON • It is with fear and trepidation in his heart that the incoming Fourth Classman approaches the twin ogres of SoUd Geometry and Ad- vanced Algebra. The new Plebe knows that he must show his hand before the unsympathetic and coldly scientific eye of the Depart- ment of Mathematics, whose impersonal and exact decisions waver not a single, solitary tenth. • But those of us who have escaped this decimation, and who have proved ourselves mostly successors to Pythagoras, remember an- other contact of our class with the Math Department — the Harvard Army Mathematics Contest. • On the nineteenth of May, back in ' 33, ten classmates, armed with slide rules, trigonometry tables, and a formula " poop sheet, " sallied forth to meet the cream of Harvard ' s Math majors. And the " Eleves " of the Lts. C. F. (1.5) Robinson and C. P. Nicholas out-logarithmed, out-differentiated, and out-integrated the Cambridge aggregation by a score of 98 to 112. • All of which goes to prove the efficacy of the Military Academy course in Mathematics, one that embraces Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, and elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus — all of these, plane and solid, flat and spheri- cal, concave and convex. Lt. Col. JONES i Department of ENGLISH n 1 -t M m- Lt. Col. WHEAT Cdpi. FONVIELLE Li. TISCHBEIK i. I.lvv ELKV Li. V. ' HITNEY Lt. WHITELAW Lt. CRAIG Lt. RAYMOND Lt. SYME Lt. MATTICE Ma). DEVINE Lt. SCHERER Lt. FARRELL Lt. CoL WHEAT Lt. WATLINGTON Capt. MOORE • The work of the Enghsh Department may be divided into three general parts, an introduction to the best literature, theme writing, and public speaking. Here, for two years, the future officer is ex- posed to the best in literature and to the choicest opportunities for intellectual development. • The English Department seeks to introduce the future officer to good literature. In the realm of poetry, the bored cadet may de- mand, " Why delve into the meaning behind a poem? " " It is all very simple, " replies the instructor. " We merely wish to arouse your intellectual curiosity, so that when you leave this place, you will dig these things out for yourself. " • Constant theme writing has its purpose: to enable the cadet to ex- press himself clearly, forcibly, and interestingly. Form is concen- trated on with the view that style will develop in the future. • To overcome the natural tendency to hide behind chairs when sud- denly confronted with a gathering of expectant faces, the Depart- ment intermingles the course with public speaking. The efficacy of such a course is evident by comparing the first with the last day of the course. • The work of the English Department is built upon the future. The means employed are the result of experience. These methods, con- servative as they may seem, are the most adapt to survive under the general plan of education at West Point. 50 Department of PHYSICS L.;, Ck ' -_. ' JBY Lt. PENCE LI, JONES Lt. Col. COUNTS Lt. MA3u:i Lt. DE GRAAF Lt. PETERSON • In an ideal world where ten pounds really weighed ten pounds and all other phenomena were accordingly simple, the Physics De- partment would be an important one because of its mind training value. Now in this world ten pounds does not weigh ten pounds, and all other phenomena are accordingly astounding. The Physics Department is, therefore, not only of academic value but it is of great practical value as well. • The Department gives cadets practical philosophical training so that they, personally, may solve problems ranging all the way from " What is the coefficient of restitution of bakelite? " to " How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood? " Not only does the Department teach, but also it makes the cadets prove the teachings by performing technically interesting experiments. • Whatever technical pursuit a cadet may follow after graduation, he will surely find use for his physics course. In fact on that final day, be he so minded and possessed of a retentive memory, he could compute the number of foot pounds all graduates would expend turning over in their graves should the Physics Department be abolished. Ll. CoL Ci.: ' nNT;- m ' ' :wi Jl DEPARTMENT OF TACTICS ' BATTALION BOARD Ma)or BRADLEY Maior McCUNNIFF Major WOODRUFF • Stern and impartial, these disseminators of justice hear and adjudicate infractions of regula- tions. They are the Star Chamber of the Administration. None evade the imposing shadow of their omnipresence, and few the more tangible force of their decisions — incurred so easily, expiated so laboriously. • A scheduled appearance before this formidable Body is an extraordinary occasion in the regimented cadet life. The defense is carefully prepared and rehearsed under the direction of the Company ' s most flagrant miscreant. The defender dresses himself meticulously. Tenseness in- creases as the appointment approaches. There are long moments of nervous pacing in the ante- room. Finally, the cadet is admitted. There is a bewildering atmosphere inside. The occasion has ceased to be momentous — it is a mere formality. Stupified, he reports, has a hearing, invariably brief, and is dismissed. Outside the numbness is replaced by a feeling of complete frustration. Unfulfilled resolutions on his part. Unpresaged nonchalance on the part of the Board. Incredibly swift and indecisive. The next time he won ' t leave, he promises himself, until he has fully pre- sented his defense. • But that facility of expression is painfully acquired. 1: 54 I Department of TACTICS Lt. Pierce Lt. Ennis Lt. Ridings Lt. Conrad Capt. Holbrook Lt. Ordway Lt. Post Lt. Latimer Lt. Bruner Lt. Haswell Lt. Stevens Lt. Jones Lt. Bowes Maj. Woodruff Maj. McCunniff Lt. CoL Buckner Maj. Bradley Capt. Williamson • " I ' ve foxed the Tac! " • Often has that cry resounded in the halls of Barracks to provide merriment for weeks to come. Many an evening meal has taken on added luster because of the entertaining story of one who has put something over on the T. D. However, such exultation seldom endures, for the T. D. is a worthy foe who believes explicitly that he who laughs last is always the tac! This is as it should be, for a hard four years at West Point is bound to instill in us the will to resist and the spirit of that intangi- ble something, character. • Paradoxically, the Strong Arm of Discipline, in its attention to detail, may be classified as a necessary evil; it may elicit little love from us yet it certainly commands our utmost respect. For the Servants of Discipline, although the embodiment of sternness, do their work faithfully, and do it well. The composite skin-sheets of the last four years will bear mute testimony to that statement. Choice selections culled from their pages will also show that tacs possess, among other things, a sense of humor and that they occasionally take more than a superficial interest in Miss Spring- field ' s welfare. The Blue Book is the tacs ' bible, and the guill sheet is their medium of expression, but first and last the T. D. ' s motives are unselfish. • So on with the battle! What self-respecting oak bends meekly before the blast? And immediately there ' s the hearty response — • " I ' ve foxed the Tac! " 55 - REGIMENTAL STAFF Regimental Regimental Regimental Regimental Regimenta Sgt. Maior Adjutant Commander Supply Officer Supply Sg HOLDERNESS KEMPER GEE PHELAN SHEA • It seems rather useless to introduce to the Corps the members of the staff, for they are well- known to all of us as individuals. However, very few of us realize just what their duties are and how their performance of these routine matters affect us. For in the hands of these men rests the thankless task of running properly what are quaintly called " cadet affairs. " • Herb Gee, regimental commander, is an able man for the job. Possessing a fine, likeable per- sonality, much common sense and practicability, he has been able to lead the Corps through the year with almost professional perfection. Johnny Kemper and Don Phelan are his two assistants with all the gold braid. Kemper, that gentleman who roars from the poop-deck, must keep all rosters running, especially that beloved guard roster. Phelan, when not eating little supply ser- geants, doles out furniture, knickknacks that make our rooms so comfy, and Albo. The two Second Class men who complete the roster are Steve Holderness and Larry Shea. They hold the distinc- tion of being the first members of the Second Class in that august group for many moons. They do the paper work and whatever else their " Companions of the Royal Suite " do not wish to do. • That, gentlemen, is the staff. As men with work to do, they are unexcelled; as successors to the traditional leadership of the staff they have done much to lend merit to their position and make it worthy of its name — Cadet H. Q. 56 m COLORS 57 !!»B ««fiiU« 20 «li . BATTALION STAFFS • Ta-da-ta-daah! Here they are, the super-smoothies. What a thrill courses through the pleasantly anticipatory p-rade audience when the First Batt does squads left and Cummings, Lang, and Dor- land, automatons resplendent in martial finery, come marching out in front! Even the most frigidly unimpressed feminine heart could hardly fail to warm in the rays of the setting sun, reflected profusely from the gold-encrusted sleeves, silvered swords, and glittering b-plates of this gorgeous trio of paragons. • You would enjoy the reveille antics of the runt batt staff. They fall in, Stanton in front, Gregg and King on line behind him. At the last note of assembly, Stanton about faces to verify the presence of his cohorts; about faces again and reports to the guard; about faces once more, commands, " Dismissed, " and returns his subordinates ' salutes; executes a fourth about face and marches briskly cff, immensely satisfied with his impersonation of a whirling dervish. • One look at the hot-shots of the Lost Batt will tell the acute observer much. For instance, there is Throckmorton, the premier exponent in his class of the military science. He has not relaxed; it is not his nature to do so. Then there is Reybold, exhibiting the traditional flanker unconcern, content to rest on the laurels already bestowed upon him so lavishly. And Hay, standing straighter than an arrow, statuesque in his rigidity, boning more chevrons, sans doute, for next year. Appearances are not too deceptive — sometimes. FIRST BATTALION LANG DORLAND Bdttahcn Battalion Adiutant Sergeant Major CUMMINGS Battalion Commander 58 ■.dDor. - ' - ' •2 Sffi ' ' ' N Mated » in tat, Greg: ' i«»toverL7fc " " ft abt face and ' (ienish. " Foriiislaiice,lere Heknoirekd: lianiertincoEcem, f, standing siraiglits; tute, ioT next year. GREGG Battalion Adjutant KING Battalion Sergeant Major STANTON Battalion Commander SECOND BATTALION BjltaBoo REYBOLD HAY Battalion Battalion Adjutant Sergeant Majc THROCKMORTON Battalion Commander THIRD BATTALION " A " COMPANY s GENT Lt. PIERCE Cadet Co. Commander Tactical Officer FIRST • Despite all the brass plaques which eloquently commemorate the qlory of the qreat sons of " A " Company of the past, a glance at the smiling group on the right makes us hesitate to declare them aloof, uncompromising, aristocrats. Indeed, they are bubbling over with democratic " joie de vivre. " Each and every man, fortified by an inner sense of commanding height and superior achievement, still looks with that traditional con- descension on a system that tries to elevate the lesser ones by chevrons and by stars. The true aristocrat looks with tolerance and nonchalance on the petty triumphs of others: we congratulate those runty ones who proudly claim an occa- sional first line or drill streamers snatched while we were looking elsewhere. A single company can hardly hope to win dazzling military and academic honors, fill all the Corps Squads, and SECOND ■U-JLL " m 60 -v- ■ ' " A " COMPANY i- r i. ' :i ' -H FIRST PLATOON maintain the refreshing spirit of good fellowship which we have. So honors that come our way are promptly absorbed as nothing but contributing factors in our ever-existent jovial camaraderie. • Somewhere, somehow, unknown forces have tried to cripple our savoir-faire by exposing us to three successive hard years of stringent super- vision by fledglings of the Tactical Department. But we can stand the gaff and are firm in the belief that we have out-West Pointed the rest of the Corps. In moments of weakness we have longed for the carefree, collegiate spirit of " M " Company, but, when June comes around, we are soberly thankful that a conspicuous position, a vigilant supervision, a tradition of achievement, and a natural heritage of hegemony have tried us as we lead the way, and find us as ever the leading company of the Corps. jECONC platoon FIRST CLAS S Balluff Hill, G. P. Ramee Co!eman,W.D Howell, J. N. Schlanser i deMasi Means, W. B. Simons, M. M. Duffy Miller, C. W. Smith, G. R. Ellerson Mock Thompson, G. C. Gent Musgrave, T. C Wheeler, L. L. Glassford Niles Wilson, J. N. Harris, A. E. Parrot 61 B " COMPANY k; EREARLEY Cadet Co. Commander • We refuse to be lured into a long tirade on our military and academic accomplishments, chiefly because we are not specialists along those lines. As far back as our memory goes, " B " Company has never had more than one star man and has never v on a competitive drill. We are staunch advocates of that time-honored phrase, " Live and let live. " The carefree nonchalance and blase indifference of " B " Company have made it the despair of the T. D., but multipage quill sheets and much area walking have failed to mend the error of our ways. On the athlehc field, we refuse to take a back seat, however. All the Corps squads are studded with names of brawny " B " Company heroes. In addition, the Goat football teams have derived no small measure of their perennial success from the talent of our sons. SECOND Lt. ORDWAY Tactical Officer 62 r . ■•■., B " COMPANY I ' ' illil,!- ■u FIRST SECOND PLATOON • If you are seeking information on Tactics and Technique of Infantry, darken not the portals of our divisions; if you are seeking a cheerful B.S. session where you can freely express your dis- approbation of constituted authority come up and see us some time. Incidentally, we have a great stock of punsters and would-be punsters if you ' re interested in that line; even if you ' re not, you can ' t escape them. The men of " B " are gentle- men with a good deal of " savoir-faire " about life tinged with a cynical attitude toward same. • The runt companies always end up their biog- raphies with the statement that they ' re small enough to sleep in a Pullman berth without dis- comfort; we ' ll end this up by saying we ' re tall enough to dance with any femme over at CuUum without embarrassment. Here ' s to " B " Company — bottoms up — a great rabble! PLATOON J 4 A w ' fhM % M r e-4 i 1 FIRST CLASS Alger Horstman, S. W. Slaughter Ashman Ingram, D. E. Stillman Bergquist Jones, P. M. Stone, D. B. Booth, R. O. Lang, C. DeW.W. Tucker, R. E. Brearley, W. H. Mitchell, C. B. Walker, C. P. Brown, G. F. Proctor, W. G. Walker, E. H. Cole, J. D. Rohde Waterman Haines, R. E. f !! 63 ' C " COMPANY 1 actidl Otho FIRST • Ever-changing and yet still the same is " C " Co. Of the old traditions, some still ride on the crest of the wave and others sink into oblivion, yet the best of the old stay to augment the most worth while of the new. • Traditions once woven around the famous Rid- ing Hall over the South Guard House have long since been transplanted to the angle of Central Barracks. Only a few of us remember those " good old days " but, nevertheless, certain of the tradi- tions still hold full sway. The pretended indiffer- ence of the First Class is here as much as ever, and every odd moment yet may find a bridge game somewhere in the company. Each fall the " C " Co. All-Star Football Team stands ready to sdai aeri lOnll mm. ;ecod ciirow passed .kit arted indw( ■tel taditioi tCusto 64 ' C " COMPANY PLATOON SECOND beat any team that may come up just as it has for generations past. • On the other hand, more than one time-honored custom has been thrown into discard. For the second successive year, we have made one of our own men Company Commander. Most of us passed writs, held down demos, and boned checkbook until we got Christmas Leave. We started the intramural year off wrong somehow, and wound up with a new cup to grace the mantel in the Orderly Room. Just a few more traditions gone wrong. • Customs may change, but the spirit of " C " Co. lives on. Now its graduating sons entrust that spirit toothers. May they preserve it and honor it as those before them have done. PLATOON H. Bare Bower Buck Burley, W. Cole, G. Cox Dilley Foreman FIRST CLASS Gloried Murrm Griffin, M. S Heckemeyer Johnson, E. C. Jones, G. M. McDonald, R. C. MitcJiell, S. C. Mosby Presnell Sellers, H. F. Simpson, W. i Stapleton Van Roo Wilkes, G. V. 65 : D " COMPANY FRYE Cadet Co. Commander Lt. POST Tactical Officer FIRST • From the first time we heard that feeble com- mand " Section back-up, " until now when we hear " D Company, present or accounted for, " we have been compatriots in an integral though almost traditional part of the Corps. We will leave, and " D " Company will remain, but those who follow in our footsteps will have difficulties in replacing our " Oskies, " our " Charlies " and our " Nassiebs. " • Our brief but colorful career not infrequently has been touched by scarlet radicalism. But we are united, bucks and makes, by a common bond that is indigenous only to the bearers of the torch. We have been an equalizing force between the runts and the flankers — a factor in balancing the controversies of the Corps. Consequently, our SECOND 66 D " COMPANY SECOND PLATOON achievements are in the same class with the un- sung hero or the " B " squad man. But we have our moments — by some shp-up, the title ' The best drilled company in the Corps " fell to our lot our First Class year; we have raised a battalion commander from a pup; and we have " Elmer. " • Though nearly every department is represent- ed, our losses through foundation are compara- tively small, due to a combination of grim tenacity and excephonal brilliancy plus a general ability to disregard the dark lining of every silver cloud. • The friendships that we have formed, here in our three divisions, will not wane and be forgot- ten with graduation, but will mature with time and outlive the eagles on our shoulders, and that ' s a hell of a long time. PLATOON FIRST CLASS Bassitt, N. G. leffus O ' Connor, G. B. Bechtold Koehler Osmanski Bidgood Loeb Pratt Bryer McGoldnck, F. M Russ Cummings, S. F. Martin, N. M. Rutte Frye, A. H. Martz Wildes Hale, H. R. Matyas Williamson, ]. Hawes, B. W. Moore, O. H. Woodyard, T. W Hoy 67 " E " COMPANY V ■ •.iii„iiii,ti ' 4.i " , : CRITZ Lt. COLE Cadet Co. Commander Tactical Officer FIRST • " Many are called but few are chosen. " • We rather pride ourselves on being a well chosen few — lucky enough to have kept our- selves together for four years without foreign en- tanglements. • To some of us in the First Class there has been awarded the somewhat doubtful honor of being C.C.Q. ' s for four years. But did we complain? Not much. • For some reason or other there doesn ' t seem to be much space available here for those who are to follow us in " E " Company. But suffice it to say that the " E " Company attitude gets into one — even the Plebes after a month or two. An attitude not of indifference — nor yet of " file-bonish " in- Vf " FIRST SECOND PLATOON stincts. There ' s just a sort of peaceful air about the " few " that attracts favorable comment every- where — but the " few " may, upon provocation, become aroused. • Perhaps we ought not to brag about our achieve- ments, but we must admit that we feel a bit proud of having had four Corps sguad captains in the company, not to mention the " Pres " of the Chess Club. " E " Co. was on the gridiron, diamond, soccer field, and fencing room- a versatile bunch you say? You ' re guite right. • Last but not least we wish to take this chance to thank the officer who has been our friend and in- spiration during these past two years for his in- terests in behalf of " E " Co. and all the men in it. PLATOON " E " COMPANY i. iv . riL« . ' i.j . r Wi ' FIRST CLASS Caugliey Lapsley Rogers, C. A. Clarkm Maroun Sawyer, E. W. Coburn Morns, R. Stanton Cntz Neiger, I. Taylor, M. C. Culver O ' Neal, W. P. Walsh, J. H. Farnsworth, L. D Pilhvant Weld Foote, S. W. Robbins, A. D. Zeigler, C. C. Hawkins, R. L. 69 " F " COMPANY dM» LW« lU:» i»J JLU 41 LJc: (W ' 8 ' DICK Lt. RIDINGS Cadet Co. Commander Tactical Officer FIRST • In the minds of our taller and less enlightened brethren-in-arms, there persists the suspicion that the wily " F " Co. runt lurks in the labyrinths of South Barracks, incessantly worrying a piece of brass, and brooding over more hideous ways to complicate the existence of the Fourth Class. " Foreign Legion! " , " Sons Culattesof the Corps! " — these approbria we disregard, knowing them to be the futile seething of lesser men, worsted on a thousand fields. We have our star men, ath- letes, team captains, intra-murder champion- ships, managers, editors, ad infinitum, just as we have our sluggoids, red comforter artists, and anchor men. Our successes, however, are not in themselves an end. They are merely the inci- dental accumulation of a group of men who find SECOND 70 Ill FIRST T " COMPANY PLATOON a definite outlet in activity, be it orthodox or quite non-reg. • In spite of the orderly room bridge game, the hallway hockey squad, the laundry bag militia, and other internal cliques devoted to their par- ticular forms of ghoulish amusement, we are dis- tinguished for having no major feuds. Little skirmishes do lend interest to life occasionally, but they are usually cleared up in the course of a nerve-racking drag, administered by experts to whom mercy is an unknown virtue. • Life in " F " Company varies from light opera jollity to infernal grimness with the turn of a day, but whatever else may be said, it is always in- tense, positive — even its sternest moments are undeniably interesting. FIRST CLASS Blackburne Fiore Rumsey Borden Freudenthal Sherrard, R. G Bowyer Harden Sherden, J. P. Dick Lemley Sumi Donohue, J. M. Nail Totten, J. W. Egy Oglesby Tyer Everett Rhoades Wells, A. C. Fickel Richardson, J. J. Worthington PLATOON " G " COMPANY FIREHOCK Lt. BRUNER Cadet Co Comircinder Tactical Officer FIRST • Soldiers all, that ' s " G " Company, and every man a gentleman to the heart. • We do not boast of unrivaled accomplishments, for we realize that on any activity, academic, athletic, or disciplinary graph, one can find " G " Company names at almost any point, stars to " goats, " major " A ' s " to " C.E. ' s, " first captains to " bucks. " But we are proud of our normal existence. • We offer a few facts of interest for the preserva- tion of memories when this record shall become a history of " Cadet Days, " to " G " Co. runts long since admitted to the line. This is the first class to have enjoyed four years in the new South Bar- racks. We have seen a regimental commander, two battalion commanders, and a battalion ad- jutant leave our ranks. We have seen three inter- SECOND M 72 M i ' mr j IIVI 6 FIRST ' , and ever; SECOND ' G " COMPANY PLATOON collegiate gymnastic champions in our lines, as well as football heroes, boxers, wrestlers, chess, polo, and soccer players. Two of our " G " Co. runts helped defeat Harvard in the Calculus Con- test. The memory of " CY " and Jake, our song and play writers, must live. • To the Second Class we turn over the harness with joy and regret intermingled: we know ycu understand; guard it well. To the " Yearlings " - " good judgment comes from experience, experi- ence from bad judgment " — we wish you a pleas- ant furlo. To the " Plebes, " we are glad to know you, we know you will carry on for " G " Co. We of the graduating class are glad to have worked and played with you, we love you, we thank you for your hearty cooperation, we wish you the best of luck. PLATOON pi Mm: FIRST CLASS Armogida Frith Russell, J. G. Barr Gregg Saxton Boys Hall, F. B. Sinclair, D. Bryde Herald, F. R. Spring Curtis, K. I. Hinkle Tucker, R. H. DeArmond, D. A. Patterson, W. R. Wilby Firehock Pedersen Wilkins Fries, S. G. Roberts, L. C. Woodward 73 CLOW Lt. HASWELL Cadet Co. Commander Tactical Officer FIRST • Time changes many things — even " H " Co. One now finds men wearing stars and chevrons where once the absence of such was so evident. Nevertheless, " H " Co. is still a company of real men. All types of individuals are represented in our well-balanced organization. The rabble claims no particular fame, although volumes could be written on the events other than routine which have taken place. Although as non-reg and in- different as possible, these unassuming men of " H " Co. have been, nevertheless, well repre- sented in all Corps activities. They also realize the value of humor and fun, and have made the daily routine much easier with their jokes, mu- tual kidding, and fine spirit of friendship. SECOND ' " HmmL ' % ■■- ' -B 74 I n FIRST J ' H " COMPANY PLATOON • Any day of the week one could find a B.S. ses- sion somewhere in the Tenth Avenue wing of the " hotel. " During free periods everyone drifted towards the assembly where the latest rumors were discussed. In fact many new rumors origi- nated in these gatherings. These fellows accepted nothing without first thrashing it over many times. If the discussions happened to take place on the stoop, the visitors in the reception room became the attentive audience. • Thus " H " Co. has given all of us something we hope never to lose. It is hard to say now, what details we shall remember about " H " Co., but it is certain that " H " Co. shall live vividly in our memories. PLATOON -• ' .vV " ' Alfrey Au stin, L. W. Booth, R. M. Boyle Clow, K. G. Davenport Ellsworth Gibson FIRST CLASS Greenlee, H. R. Kelly, B. M. Kraus Liessman McGehee, I. L. Morgan, J. B. Murphy, D. ]. Orth, E. C. Pickard Riemenschneider Root Ruhlen St. John Symroski Treacy Wiechmann liMS, hi 75 " I " COMPANY F |1-B|;|||;0| . 4 U i H ' rff LJ -. r FIRST DAVIS, L. I. Lt. STEVENS Cadet Co. Commander Tactical Officer • When a man enters West Point as a lowly Fourth Classman there are certain definite ideals which he expects to find existing here. Among these ideals are two most outstanding ones — fel- lowship and generosity. True enough, these two are most frequently found together. They are each continually found, however, permeating the daily work and daily play of those individuals in " I " Co. It is perhaps a bit assertive, or might one say boastful, to contend that m this writer ' s point of view these two ideals of fellowship and gener- osity are found to be more firmly imbedded in " I " Co. hearts than in any other company of this great Corps. From his first introduction into this SECOND " ;i ' 76 FIRST SECOND ' I " COMPANY r? l " 4l ' « ' i i i ' iul ' L ' tJ ' . ' PLATOON company of fun-loving, fraternal, and, at times, serious group to his last fond farewell one feels those inherent characteristics of closeness among men, of sincereness to one another, and of true friendship, which exists at all times. We have our joys, and we are noted for same; we have our sorrows, and they are concealed; we have our Captain and we all admire him; we have our Tac and we are proud to have him; lastly we have those forever true friends- Dick, Steve, Lee, Ed, Herb, Stump, Bill, Jack, Henry, Dick, Junior, John, Al, Rip, Harry, Pat, Carl, Don, Jim, John, Van, and Gene — and those friendships we will forever cherish. PLATOON FIRST CLAS S Agnew Hickman, J. W. Metcalfe Bauer, R. M. Hille, H. L. Parks, C. M. Cocheu Hopkins Phelan, D. A Davis, L. I. Johnson, A. F. Reybold Ferns, E. H. Kemper Skells Gee, H. C. Lashley Thomas, J. L. Haug, C. C. Lewis, H. ]. Van Ormer Herold, W. L. Mente Walter, E. H. m K " COMPANY :l. ,sg FIRST BREAKEFIELD Lt. CONRAD Cadet Co. Commander Tactical Officer • Organizations, like men, are individuals. And as men differ among themselves — some better, some worse — so do organizations differ. • " K " Co. — around the corner of the mess ha the v indy close-in section of the " Lost Ba tt " sub- urbs. While this may locate the organization for those familiar with the geography of West Point, it fails to suggest the " intangible something ' which makes this company stand out as one among the many. Perhaps this esprit is the result of a unified individualism. Like every other com pany this one has its full complement of hopoids specoids, athletes, and red comforter squad. But in spite of looking like all the other companies, " K " Co. walks its serene way, impervious alike to the radical blandishments of our shorter com rades and the stalwart conservatism of the flanker end of the Corps. SECOND 1 1 . i 78 ia» l 1 1 N I K - Sm %- , .:.- ' K " COMPANY FIRST PLATOON 1 ' . 1 • There in the south corner of North Area is found a spirit of easy geniahty that lends a sym- pathetic, albeit somewhat cynical, ear to all " lost causes " and sends the bearer on his way happy to have been heard. " K " Co. carries on, know- ing that its course of action is not to be changed by each vagrant idea borne by the winds into that sacrosanct area entirely surrounded by limits. • Long years from now we will remember the in- dividuals of " K " Co., goats and engineers- their good-fellowship, differences, sorrows, and tri- umphs. But when all this is forgotten we will remember the spirit of " K " Co. — and mayhap in an age of paunchy colonelcy we will raise a toast " To ' K ' Co. The Nubian Guards, Pete ' s Favorite Rifles. " Bernier Breakefield Buckler du Moulin Elliget Gillis Glass, R. R. FIRST CLASS Hams, E. M. Isham Johnson, S. T. B. Knowles Leonard Marshall, G. F. Parker, J. R. Rosen Rynearson Schweidel Smith, R. B. Stancook Thayer, H. C. Wood, R. W. PLATOON it f ill J I T, ( f 79 ' L " COMPANY CADY Cadet Co. Commander Lt. BOWES Tactical Officer FIRST • We of " L " Company claim no special virtues denied to other members of the Corps. We do not contend that we win all the outstanding dis- tinctions. In such matters, we are no better and no worse than any other company here. Cer- tainly, the mere fact that one is a member of " L " Co. neither entitles one to wear a halo, nor to be hissed at in public. However, it does signify that our daily existence is as pleasant as a hundred and six good-natured men can make it. • More than anything else, the amiability of our relations among ourselves is characteristic of " L " Co. This faculty for avoiding friction has been typical of the company for the past four SECOND PliAT . - a " L " COMPANY FIRST PLATOON SECOND years, and trad ition has it that every " L " Co. man has always considered every other man in the company as " one of the boys. " Not that we go in for the " birds-in-their-httle-nest-agree " sort of thing, but we do cherish a conviction that each one of us is a pretty good sort. • " L " Co. has never lacked a sense of humor, ft is our belief that more funny things happen in our quarters than anywhere else in Barracks. For us, " the system " has its funny aspects, and we have been able to find a laugh in what other people considered very solemn or very mundane situations. • And so we go along, free from soupy sentiment, yet cherishing a host of pleasant memories. Each of us is thankful for having been ' ' one of the boys. " PLATOON Anderson, J C. Growdoii Nicholls, R. E. Batcheller Harper Roberts, J. Baynes Harrison, H. ] Sims, C. B. Cady Hildebrandt Skinrood Cherry Kimbrough Throckmorton Clarke, E. A Miner, R. M. Twitchell Edwards, N. B. Moore, J. C. Wallace, D. C. Grieves, W. P. Murdoch Wilson, ]. VanG. 1 ? ' M " COMPANY FIRST McENTEE Lt. ENNIS Cadet Co. Commander Tactical Officer • When we were cadet candidates, we visited a then recent graduate of " Usmay collitch " for the purpose of asking advice. Did he lecture us on how to become First Captain? He did not. That former member of the First Batt said, " and when you get there, just keep on walking till you see a sign which reads " 6th Company, " and turn there. That will put you in " M " Company, and you ' re all set. " Four years in the Supe ' s back yard have served only to show the merit of that advice. • Though this year ' s first class suffered a dearth of makable men, we were extremely fortunate in importing a Captain who kept the cogs of " M ' ' SECOND 82 - iir FIRST " M " COMPANY Co. ' s disciplinary machinery happily free from obstruction by the W. F. C. B. component of our social structure. So " M " Co. has been a strong- hold of " Laissez Faire, " except when the T. D. ' s influence has reached out toward the 30th pre- cinct; however, there ' s no " guard ag ' in that. " • The merits of " M " Co.? Without us to serve as custodians of the First Class Club, how would there ever be tips on the billiard cues, or tubes in the radio? How would the Corps ' reverence for the Easter Bunny be perpetuated? • But all of us in years to come, will experience that warm feeling that comes with reminiscences of " the Rabble, " and with being able to say with " head ' n ' eyes up, " " 1 was in ' M ' Co. " PLATOON FIRST CLASS Adams, J. Y. Davis, ]. J. McEntee Adkisson Eckhardt, G. S. Peeke Beall Exton Rich Blackshear Fnnk Sliower Bristor Gray, E. Smith, E. M Brown, J. K. Hardy, R. M. Strauss Chapman, W F. Keating, ]. W. Wollaston Daly, C. I. Lang, J. DeV. Wright, L R H K r ' .= ' !Ss- im • The Infantry has always been one of the basic arms, and Infantry regiments fur- nished by the various Colonies fought in the American Revolution. The first of our present Infantry regiments was organized in 1784, other regiments have been author- ized from time to time until there are now thirty-nine regiments of Infantry including one Tank regiment. Although the years have brought many changes in tactics due to improved weapons, yet the Infantry still retains its paramount importance. It is the Infantry which actually comes to grips with the enemy and it is the efficiency of this branch that, above all else, wins battles and decides the outcome of wars. -Hi S 1. Starting off the day ' s routine — a good job w ill save some demos. 2. Sweeping is one of the Kaydets many accomplishments — no class is exempt. 3. " If this fried egg doesn ' t knock the tac ' s eye out nothing will! " 4. One of the stages in the process of dressing off for P-rade. 5. Studying for the next day ' s classes. A popular pastime at West Point. 6. Ambition ' s flame flickers. The fitting climax to a long hard day. B • Four years ago we came together; now we must part. In these kaydet years which have seemed so interminable, but which in retrospect will appear so short, we have together undergone all the experiences from the Plebe to the Graduate. Beast Barracks, academics, furlough, summer camps— all have left their stamp upon us. Memories, both of the pleasures and of the hardships, are ours to be treasured. Out of these impressions have grown friendships, often tested and found true. In these pages our " wives " describe what they have found in us. Their views are based not on haphazard thoughts and flickering notions, but on mutual admiration and respect slowly merged into a permanent belief. As their words serve to unite us for the last time in the Corps, may they also give evidence of the undying unity which is ours. BIOGRAPHIES • For Limber Jim, West Point has been a post graduate course to Georgia Tech. From those of his tales for which he was not indebted to Anderson, we came to know the A.T.O. house bet- ter than we knew our own barracks. During his four years Jimmy has busied himself collecting a list of cadet ac- tivities which reads like the entire section of the Blue Book devoted to them. Jimmy has accepted bot h his successes and his reverses with the same pleasing air of indifference. His unstudied nonchalance and natural droll humor could not have failed to find ready appreciation; nor has a sterner virtue — genuine efficiency — passed without evident recognition. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Cross Country (3-2-1); Track (4-3-2-1), Nu- merals (4), Monogram (2); Pointer (2-1), As- sistant Editor (1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2); Hundredth Night Show (4-3-2-1), President Dia- lectic Society (1); Ring Committee (4-3-2); Hop Manager (4-3-2-1); Class Secretary (3-2); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. JAMES YEATES ADAMS San Francisco, California Senatorial, Minnesota Jf«£l5fe RAYMOND CLARENCE ADKISSON Columbia, Tennessee Army 11 Raymie you ' ll find a sound sense of values, a long head, and the ability to lead men, tempered with an abun- dance of unobtrusive wit. A slight dis- interestedness in the science of Math- ematics very nearly cost him the op- portunity to pursue that art dearest to his heart and most useful to military men — History and Tactics. Once past this obstacle, he proved an earnest student of the latter subject; this will certainly be an asset in future years. Hardly an apostle of constituted au- thority, he nevertheless commands and receives the respect and obedi- ence from men working under him, and retains at the same time their friendship. You will probably conclude that this reserved lad is a man — he is. Football (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Hundredth Night Show (3-2); Dialectic Society (3-2-1), Treasurer (1); Honor Committee (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. 90 « ' J RICHARD HAYDEN AGNEW Central City, Nebraska Third District, Nebraska • To say that Dick is a worker is not sufficient, for he has worked harder than any other member of our class. He takes his work seriously and works on each assignment as if it were his thesis. In academics, in sports, and in P.S.ing Dick has the motto of " Never Say Die. " For this reason he is usually a victor. With a well settled stability that smacks of maturity, Dick takes life as a pleasant sort of business, and his good nature is his outstanding as- set. The result is that he is liked by ev- eryone. His personality and merit are recognized as they should be. A work- er is always welcome anywhere, and Dick will live up to his reputation. JOHN ALFREY Baker, Oregon Second District, Oregon -J • You can ' t find a better " wife " than Jack. His sense of humor and his easy- going personality have made him a lasting friend. Every minute of the day he is busy doing something, and whether it be studying, golfing, or running in the hills, he does it well and seemingly with very little effort. When you first meet him you think he is very guiet, but just wait until you know him! Second Class year they made him a corporal, and his chev- rons kept him in " con " every once in a while; but even " cons " and his rank didn ' t prevent him from running a post to go to the June week hops. No " H " Company bull session has ever been complete without Jack and his escapades. Corporal (2); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. Track (4); Fishing Club (I); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. - 91 • " Gentleman Jim " — perhaps those two words more than any others epi- tomize the character of our subject. Jim ' s superb manners and debonair attitude mark him quite distinctly from the common rabble. His remarkable sense of humor has kept him from tak- ing life too seriously and has balanced his conscientiousness and industry in the performance of duty. A propensity for planning approaching week-ends and Christmas leaves has made him the center of numerous B.S. sessions concerning same. Jim is a true Yankee; his use of broad " a ' s " and " er ' s " to finish a word bears ample witness to that fact. However, his generosity and frankness force us to accept his ac- cent and make us proud of him as a classmate and a friend. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Basketball (4-3-1), Numerals (4); Track (4- 3-2-1), Numerals (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. JAMES DYCE ALGER Bethel, Maine Senatorial, Maine JOSEPH CROOK ANDERSON Menaphis, Tennessee Senatorial, Tennessee •When Joe was a Plebe he was called by his first name instead of by the usual " Mister " by many of the upperclass- men. This is as rare as his personality and ability as a conversationalist. One look at his standing in English will show that his use of words is not only impressive to his classmates, but to the English Department as well. His un- selfishness in coaching others in French cost him many files, but lost files are the least of his worries. Al- though generally carefree, when oc- casion arises he can buckle down and get the job done. Never the one to re- form the world, but one who chooses the best, we see for this gallant an eventful future. Acting Corporal (3), Acting Sergeant (1); Box- ing (4); Cross Country (4); Hundredth Night Show (3); Pointer (2-1), Editor-in-Chief (1); Pointer Board (l); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marks- 92 ' ' MiiitJi!5 ' ' ' " ALFRED ASHMAN Oakland, California Sixth District, California SALVATORE ANDREW ARMOGIDA | Canton, Ohio Sixteenth District, Ohio • Usually those who criticize, confine themselves to pointing out faults, never noticing good points. Occasionally, however, one meets a constructive critic. Such a person as this is Armo. If some fault comes to his notice, he will not hesitate to voice his criticism; likewise, if there is something to be commended, it receives his commen- dation. This characteristic and his hu- mor endear Sal to his many friends and make them appreciate what true friendship really means. In mention- ing Sal ' s humor one cannot neglect to say that no small part of it consists in playing practical jokes — not the type of joke that subjects one to any dis- comfiture, however. Armo will always be appreciated for these qualities, no matter where or when. Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. • Here is a true picture of versatility. Al plays everything from football to chess and from tennis to a clarinet. Consequently his friendships tfirough- out the Corps are numerous and pecu- liarly varied. Although always well up in academics, it is not uncommon that an evening study period will find him with a far-away look in his eyes while penning a few exquisite love lyrics. His military merit can ' t be denied, and the three stripes he wore First Class year indicated the T. D. did not con- sider him " worthless. " Subsequently he has proved an able leader with a perfect balance of firmness and tact. Al ' s many achievements coupled with his pleasing personality and winning smile bring to us a fuller realization why California is so proud of her sons. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Football (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4); Fencing {4-3-2), Numerals (4); Tennis (4-3-2-1), Numer- als (4); Chess Team (4.3-2-1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Expert. 93 LeROY WILLIAM AUSTIN Orlando, Florida Army • Bunny is a man of taste. Whatever it be, he desires only that which his ideals tell him is best. Once that any- thing or anyone has met with his ap- proval, his enthusiasm in that direc- tion is sincere, and nothing, except a very definite proof of its unworthiness, can alter his belief. Few of us are as natural as Bill. He is equally quick with his criticism and with his admira- tion. He doesn ' t force his point of view on you, however, but merely presents it forcibly and favorably and allows you to ignore or heed it. The ability to discern worth in the opinions of others and then to form therefrom his own convictions is that trait which we have found admirable in Bill. Swimming (4); Track (3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. JAMES G. BALLUFF Chicago, Illinois Third District, Illinois • It ' s hard to find a more sociable man than Jim, no matter how far you search. His friends are everywhere — his class- mates, of course, but also undergradu- ates in ranks and new shavetails with the C. C. C. Not, however, that Jim is a perfect angel — far from it. When his fighting Irish once takes hold, the re- sultant B-aching shakes every window in Central Area, and we know that Balluff, J. G. is skinned again for dirty floor. Jim has taken it on the chin from the Department of Modern Languages, and on the feet from the T. D. The latter was due in no small part to a strange proclivity he had for leaving camp after taps. May the best of luck go with you, Jim. Football (2-1); Hundredth Night Show (4-3-2-1), Stage Manager (1); Camp Illumination (3-1); Graduation Hop (2); Ring Hop (1); A.B. (1). 94 " NjijlJlii; ■ EARL L. BARR Milwaukee, Wisconsin Fourth District, Wisconsin WALTER EDWARD BARE. JR. Birmingham, Alabama Alabanna National Guard • Baldy is the kind of a person will grin from ear to ear if, when he ' s caught with a comb, someone asks him if he ' s scratching his head. He likes to bone files, not for his own good or to injure anyone else, but just for his own satisfaction in being spoony. He couldn ' t bone a file in academics, however, even if he tried. He ' s a goat and a good one — so good, in fact, that he got found once by boning French to the exclusion of all else and letting math cut him down. He is effi- cient without being overbearing, he has an honest sense of humor, and above all, he has a lot of good common sense. • Short and stocky, strong and fair, A well formed head without much hair — that ' s Earl. Wit when needed, plenty droll, A man who ' s ready to play his role — that ' s Earl. In Boston he had Gen ' ral ' s luck. But came back home a common buck — that ' s Earl. He ' s very patient ' cause he hears One roommate ' s talking all four years — that ' s Earl. He takes commands, can give them too. At least as much as is his due— that ' s Earl. On what he tells you, you can bank. Because, regardless, he is frank — that ' s Earl. And in the future, it ' s no whim, West Point can use more men like him — that ' s Earl. Acting Sergeant (1); Football (4); Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Marksman. Corporal (2), Acting First Sergeant (1), Lieu- tenant (1); Wrestling (3), Assistant Manager of Wrestling (3); Company Howitzer Representa- tive (2-1); Hundredth Night Show Stage Crew (3-2-1); Christmas Card Committee (1); Camp Illumination Committee (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. 95 • After an early mastery of " The De- struction of Sennacherib, " George continued to appreciate both poetry and philosophy. However, his elocu- tionary tendencies usually led him di- rectly to an inverted position under the water faucet at the hands of his less appreciative roommates; even in this position his spirit was never damp- ened. Four years a " buck " and never on the area speaks well for his punc- tuality and tenacity of purpose alone. Generous beyond compare, solicitous of the feelings of others, yet unmind- ful of their little indiscretions, he has shown that he possesses the ability to lead and command the respect of those under him. This fine personality has served to make him the boon compan- ion that he is, truly a steadfast hriend. Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. NASSIEB GEORGE BASSITT Saint Albans, West Virginia Sixth District, West Virginia HERBERT FRANK BATCHELLER Great Falls, Montana Second District, Montana ■0 M • With a backlog of experience worthy of one twice his age. Batch has " yarn- ed " his way from Barracks to summer camp and back again. " If it ' s worth doing, do it well; be it punching holes in paper, or giving alligator calls. " But here is the man. While we have been clutching here and there in vain for some bit of philosophy, some stand- ard by which to live. Batch has with eguanimity and assurance passed his four years at West Point in accordance with beliefs formulated long before. But never did his philosophy acquire a hard inelasticity. This is not in emp- ty praise of a roommate, but in appre- ciation of a true unchanging character I have known, and because of his con- stancy will always know. Hockey (4); Pistol Team (3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4); Hop Manager (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. 96 .■ wjj l W ' ' ' RICHARD MARVIN BAUER Mitchell, South Dakota First District, South Dakota • Beginning with polo, Plebe year, Dick has tried his hand at various and sundry things since his arrival at West Point. His success in academics and his taste in clothes, among other things, mark him as a person one is glad to claim as being a friend. His outstanding accomplishments at our rock-bound, highland home succeed in showing what sort of a fellow he really is. These are his, winning of a major " A " in track and following thai up with a minor ' ' A ' ' in cross country, both without having had any previous experience. He is determination per sonified; this guality coupled with self confidence in an unassuming way equips him with an unbeatable com bination with which to forge a career Polo (4); Track (2-1), Major " A " (2-1); Cros; Country (1), Minor " A " (1). WILLIAM HENDERSON BAYNES Ripley, Tennessee Ninth District, Tennessee • It would require much thought and preparation for even the most talented writer to give a proper picture of Baynes ' character. He has a talent for many things and is a good conversa- tionist on anything from science to psychology. His favorite pastimes are listening to the radio and declaiming cynically on any and every subject presented. His insight and his sense of discrimination add weight to his judg- ment. No task is too great for him, yet he is not overly ambitious, and rather takes things as they come. His mind grasps the technical things quite read ily and retains them with ease. His in dependence of mind and totally unin fluenced life indicate his strong char acter, an invaluable asset to any man Track (3); Cross Country (4); Pointer (4-3-2) Camp Illumination Committee (1). 97 JOHN A. BEALL Jacksonville, Texas Second District, Texas this corner we have the famous " Tiger " Beall, renowned Army tackle. Tiger has been famous for many things during his sojourn here; he is one of those pecuUar individuals who is in- clined to sing between breakfast and reveille, and whose good humor never suffered ill effects from summer camp guard tours. Although turned out three times and technically a goat, Jack has done much coaching for which he never received poopsheet credit. A stellar specoid, he amuses himself by memorizing poetry and log tables. Ir repressible as a street urchin, door slammer, loosener of bannister knobs, more obstinate than an Army mule and always ready to banish the spec- tre of foundation by a hearty " What the hell — it ' s all in fun! " Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Actmcj Sup- ply Sergeant (1); Football (4.3-2-1), Numerals (4), Major " A " (2-1); Boxing (4), Numerals (4); Track (4); Hop Manager (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. EDWARD STEPHEN BECHTOLD Fort Devens, Massachusetts At Large • A keen mind is splendidly matched with a fine personality in Ed. His ex- tremely youthful and clear, clean-cut features belie the sagacity and under- standing with which he is endowed. Ed ' s voluminous reading tends strictly to the military, and he is well versed in all the latest developments. His omni- present smile and radiant personality have been dominant factors in win- ning him many friends in the Corps. And those men who have lived closest to him for the past four years know that in him they have a true friend who is bound to succeed. In Ed we have a man to whom every one of his class- mates will be proud to point and say, " I am a classmate of that man. " Corporal (2), Acting First Sergeant (1); Hockey (4); Track (4-3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Hundredth Night Show (2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. . " Siljc " DONALD WILLIAM BERNIER Chicago, Illinois Fifth District, Mississippi KENNETH PAUL BERGQUIST Crookston, Minnesota Ninth District, Minnesota • One need not fear being trite when he speaks of Ken. His qualities are well recognized by those who have had the good fortune of sharing these four years with him. Though puzzled a bit by that English course, he faltered only once. The resulting starred bath- robe was the incentive to efforts which made him first section conscious. " Nothing but applied common sense! " was his reminder to us who sought his scientific aid. And he carefully regu- lated his life at the Point to conform to this logic. His program was well rounded. He apportioned his time to include athletics, choir, and four sea- sons in our dazzling dancing chorus. The Academy has much to offer, and Ken ' s has been the lion ' s share. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Football (4- 3-2-1); Track (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Glee Club (2-1); Hun- dredth Night Show (4-3-2-1); RifleSharpshooter: Pistol Sharpshooter. • For the men of " K " Co. a biography of the one and only Bernoulli is rather unnecessary. It is for others that some- thing in the way of a warning may be welcome — when you run across our Bernie think carefully what you say to him; otherwise he will turn your words about and with his effortless and spon- taneous humor commence hazing you with them. It has taken some effort on his part to weather these academic years, but his original theory that aca- demic knowledge can well stand sec- ond to general knowledge has never been shaken. We will always remem- ber " Bern " as the man who has kept us smiling, and the one who, by his little comedy, has made our com- pany meetings far from boring. Lacrosse (4); Election Committee (2-1); Equip- ment Committee (1). 99 CLARENCE BIDGOOD Mellen, Wisconsin Eleventh District, Wisconsin • Real ability, limitless confidence, and interest — Bid has them all. Never a file boner in the true sense of the word, nevertheless he performs v ith the greatest care every duty, whether it be military, academic, or social. Here is a man who has pushed aside all obstacles and gone steadily up- ward. Though he ' s not a master of any particular sport, athletics in all its forms has ever a fascinating interest for Bid. Hockey, perhaps, is a favorite, but numerous " intermurder " squads have felt his weight. There is never a controversy, never an activity which fails to command his thought, and he is certain to have some worthy ideas on all current problems. We enthu- siastically commend him to the Army, from whence he came. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Hockey (4-3-2-1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3- 2-1); Pointer (4-3-2), Assistant Sports Editor (3); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. GEORGE BLACKBURNE, JR. Newark, New Jersey Eighth District, New Jersey • " Sir, I ' m from New Joisey. 1 gotta goil who woiks in a shoit woiks — , " and Blackie was in the div. No one else could make this piece of " poop " sound so individual. And individual- ism has been the keynote of Blackie ' s four years here. A good athlete and a conscientious student — can talk faster than Floyd Gibbons and be heard far- ther — asks more questions in class than the remainder of his section put together — goes up in the air in a sec- ond and comes down just as quickly — an exponent of the art of physical cul- ture — one hundred and thirty-five pounds of nerves and energy. And there he is. A staccato portrait, but the only way he can be described. Corporal (2); Football (4-3-2), Numerals (4); Boxing (4-3), Numerals (4); Track (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharp- shooter. 100 RIVES OWENS BOOTH Moultrie, Georgia Fifth District, Maryland JOHN POPE BLACKSHEAR p " Charleston, South Carolina Third District, South Carolina • A picture of a cadet at his highest point and a cadet at his lowest is Pope Blackshear slipping into a F. D. coat (shoulders and all) and the same Pope the next morning staggering out to reveille. On little or no provocation, Pope will give you a reason for any- thing under the sun and likely as not he ' ll be right. Although never prone to worry unduly about the prosperity of his tenth sheet, when the need arose he always waged successful battles with the Academic Departments. Blacky is a charter member of the an- cient and honorable association of bucks, but whether buck or make there is no one whose loyal coopera- tion in a tight spot could be more de- sirable, or more quickly given. Boxing (4-3); Hundredth Night Show Chorus (2); Chairman Ring Committee (4-3-2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. • " Joe " — a short word, but one that means much to all " B " Company men. Ever since that memorable day way back in ' 31 when we first heard " Mr. Booth, suh; Geojuh, suh! " , Joe has been a real friend. To live is to argue, as far as Joe is concerned; any sub- ject will do, and you can have first choice on sides. Jie will take a chance on anything at any time. He likes to play bridge, he thrives on mints and lemon drops, and above all he remem- bers to pay back those borrowed boo- dle-checks. To conclude, we say we like Joe a lot and hope to be stationed at the same post with him in the not too distant future. Football (4-3-2); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marks- 101 ROBERT MIDDLETON BOOTH Governors Island, New York At Large • He will never die from worry, for Robert M. Booth is one person that ac- cepts with smiling courtesy anything the gods may send. Be he buried to his ears in work, he can always find time for a little nap. In his waking hours though. Bob is best described by the word " pleasant. " If you have anything to say, he will listen to you. However, he does not care if you do not listen to him. In short he has the knack of getting along in this world simply because he is pleasant. He has been a confirmed goat at the Acad- emy, but he is the kind of a goat that uses the inside of his head. Good luck to him. Hockey (4); Goat Football (2); Hop Manager (2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. CHARLES BARRY BORDEN Woodstock, Vernaont Second District, Vermont • This mild appearing lad deceived us for one whole year, but thereafter we realized the spirit of mischief that lies behind his innocent countenance. Don ' t let me give you the wrong im- pression of Barry, however, for he has leanings that are as unsuspected as was his tendency towards levity and sarcasm. He has a remarkable taste in literature for one who did not rank very high in English. Not only does he read the best, but also he understands what he reads. He often is a philoso- pher and when in a mellow mood can lecture better than most professors. A man who is elected to office without a vote is indeed unusual, but thus did Barry become manager of hockey. " Stout fella. " Corporal (2); Hockey (4-3-2), Manager of Hockey (1); Track (4); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. HARVEY BOWER ' Patterson Field, Ohio At Large • So far we have found nothing ti.a; can quench for long Harvey ' s happy- go-lucky spirit. Plebe year the upper classes and the Tactical Department did their best to hold him down. The upperclassmen soon quit the task as hopeless, but until the end the Tacs never gave up the struggle. Had he spent the time in studying that he spent in boning fiction, it is probable that the Engineers would have had a good man. Though usually carefree, Harve could be efficient when he de- sired, and there were not many men in the company who claimed to be a better soldier than he. The way he handled the company at doughboy drill never failed to bring a gleam of pleasure into the Tac ' s eye. Gymnasium (4-3-2); Hop Manager (1); A.B.; Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman. OSCAR RAWLES BOWYER Lima, Ohio Ohio National Guard . 1 -i • It took three years of persistent effort for Mike to hurdle the entrance exams, but he is like that about everything. ' ' Anything worth having is worth work- ing for " is his motto, and he really had to work, for he is in no sense of the word an " engineer. " His is that elu- sive faculty of " stick-to-it-ive-ness, " and with it he has made good his claim to a place in the Long Grey Line. His natural humor, even-flowing with true spontaneity, coupled with a keen un- derstanding of human nature, has en- deared him to the hearts of his class- mates. A real master in the art of mak- ing friends, he is a genius in the art of keeping them. Corporal (2); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Expert. 103 • " Listen, mister! The Honor System is the best thing about this place; if it weren ' t for the Honor — . " And don ' t argue, because in an argument with a mule he ' d win. " Don ' t understand a word you say! Try it over again and in Spanish this time. " Pedro speaks only one language. " How about going to Bermuda this Christmas? " He ' s got half the company hocking the paternal cuff links in order to raise the cash. " Maybe the boat will be late — an air- tight b-ache; the boat is a common carrier, etc. — . " " When I was in Con- stantinople — . " He knows how to short-change both the Greeks and Armenians and make them think he has tipped them. He ' s a pug, too, and of no mean ability. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (1); Football (4); Boxing (2); Honor Com- mittee (1); A.B.; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. ANDREW JACKSON BOYLE Baltimore, Maryland Maryland National Guard RICHARD CARLTON BOYS Tuxedo, North Carolina First District, Massachusetts • Kip has never been charged for hav- ing stars sewn on his collar, nor has the Academic Department ever hung an anchor on him. The records show this. But the records don ' t show the plugging which has accompanied his battle with the texts. Many are the squad hours which have been spent in hallways after taps by our Casey. The same pace has carried him up the ladder of military rank. Although he didn ' t crash the Yearling make-list, Carlton wore chevrons as a Second Classman and plumed his way through First Class year. Further — this stride has been seen on the soccer field where Kip has helped boot many a score. Steady, sensible, and dependable — there is half of the man. The rest is a large and cheerful disposition which is down occasionally, but never out. Corporal (2), Acting Supply Sergeant (1); Lieutenant (1); Soccer (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " C3-2-1); Hop Manager (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. 104 WILLIAM HENRY BREARLEY, JR. Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Senatorial, Pennsylvania DrRWARD ELLSWORTH BREAKEFIELD Las Vegas, New Mexico Army • Even by Yearling Summer Camp, it was unanimously expected by " K " Co. Yearlings that Break would be " K " Company ' s Captain two years from; then. His persistent efforts and con- scientious work and the results there- from proved the soundness of these early convictions. With his straight- forwardness and impartiality, he won for himself a position on the Honor Committee. Break ' s activities, how- ever, also include a wide field of ath- letics which he has purposely limited to running the winding trails of the hills and the circular cinder track of summer camp. " Excelling in a few sports is better than being good in many " is this Cross Country Captain ' s motto. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Captain (1); Cross Country (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Mono- gram (3), Minor " A " (2-1), Captain of Cross Country (1); Basketball (4-3); Track (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Monogram (2); Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher (3-2-1); Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Expert. 105 • To Bill, military life was nothing new. Three Plebe years, each at a different school, were no hindrance to his marked advancement along military lines. Each brought out his strong abil- ity to give and take. No one will ever forget the little after-game gather- ings in Barracks where Bill told of the highlights of the completed ath- letic struggles in which he had often taken part. His untiring athletic work, however, did not keep him from put- ting his best efforts into his studies and his many and varied military duties. Truly a man of sterling character, will- ing to do his best whenever he can, carrying all things to a finish and do- ing them thoroughly and correctly. Bill holds our greatest admiration. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Captain (1); Football (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Monogram (2), Major " A " (1); Lacrosse (4-3-2-1), Numer- als (4), Major " A " (3-2-1); Cadet Chapel Choir (3-2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. JOHN DRAKE BRISTOR Passaic, New Jersey Seventh District, New Jersey • Perhaps you would really like to know what sort of a person this man Bristor is when he is not marching the first section. I imagine the majority will remember him as the most brilli- ant man academically in the class. There may be several in the crowd who will recall his classic impersona- tion of Billie Balls in the Hundredth Night Show. Maybe an oldtimer can even think back to Yearling year when he was the spear head of the attack on that famous Math team that out-in- tegrated, out-logarithmed, and out- differentiated the flower of Harvard ' s scientific intelligence. But I guess I shall always remember Jack as the only roommate I ever had that could sweep under the table. Mathematics Team (3), William Lowell Putnam Intercollegiate Prize; Engineer Football (2); Hundredth Night Show (3-2-1); Company Pointer Representative (4-3-2); Stars (4-3-2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. GERALD FREDERICK BROWN Muskegon, Michigan Ninth District, Michigan l • Jerry is a veritable mine of informa- tion on the subject of arms and arma- ment — a true insight into his char- acter. He came to West Point to be a soldier, and a soldier he is. As a mem- ber of the Beast Detail, he struck fear into the hearts of the Plebes, but, withal, never have we seen a kinder heart. 1, his wife, after using his socks, shirts, and fountain pen for four years, will vouch for that. We have never been able to visualize a person suffi- ciently equable to stand four years of living with us, yet there stands our wife, veteran of a thousand days and a butt, unmarred by a single passage at arms — the time test of fortitude and imperturbability. Wrestling (4); Assistant Manager, Track (3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. 106 NmiLJiii ' -i I MK;: JOHN KIMBALL BROWN, JR. Cleveland, Ohio Twenty-second District, Ohio • Kim ' s ability as a polo player Im, been recognized by the fact that he was made undisputed captain of the Army mallet wielders. With the Tacti- cal Department he did equally as well until the First Class " make list " last June. We all expected him to go way up, but something happened. Maybe we can account for it by the fact that he is outwardly indifferent and wholly independent. Kim spends a great deal of his time reading good books and broadening his outlook. He will do his utmost to help a friend, no matter whether it ' s a question of his last shirt or hours of academic coaching, and this sense of loyalty will carry him far in the world. Acting Corporal (3), Color Corporal (2), Acting First Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1); Football (4); Polo (4-3-2-1), Minor " A " (2-1), Captain of Polo (1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Class Vice President (3); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. WALTER JOSEPH BRYDE Newburgh, New York New York National Guard r • Although Wally came to us from Annapolis and never has lost that Navy arm swing, he has changed enough to become a true son of the Army. Here at West Pomt he has lived within such bounds as he has cared to. Never attaching an undue amount of importance to getting the dust out of his bayonet slot, he still has done his work well. Academics came neither easy nor hard. He participated in sports for the sheer joy of playing. His love of play has made him an expert and indiscriminate hazer of his classmates. Wherever he goes or whatever he does, he will always be remembered as one who seemed to hide a great deal beneath an un-runtlike air of non- chalance. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Soccer (4); Hockey (4-3-2.1), Numerals (4); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Expert. t I 107 ..j PAUL JAMES BRYER Cleveland, Ohio Twenty-first District, Ohio • " A friend in need is a friend in- deed " applies to Paul with all its force. He has always been ready to help any- body — from the most wooden Plebe to the hiviest Engineer. More or less of a goat himself, he has many times given his own expense that extra some- thing which helped the other fellow across the line. But Paul helps him- self too, and in the past four years he has worked in all seasons to make him- self an outstanding track man. In Bar- racks, no better companion can be found. He always has a cheery word and a ready smile, and " b-ache " is not in his vocabulary. Perseverance and an unfailing sense of humor com- plete his very fine character. Acting Sergeant (1); Gymnasium (4); Cross Country (4-3-2-1), Minor " A " (3-2-1); Track (4-3-2-1), Major " A " (2-1); Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teacher (1); Catholic Chapel Acolyte (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marks- JAMES BAIRD BUCK San Antonio, Texas Senatorial, Texas • Ever since the first day of that mem- orable Beast Barracks when the gods gathered us together, the blond head and happy face of our Bucky have been prominent features in " C " Com- pany ' s guota of the Class of ' 35. His exuberant spirits and indefatigable energy have stood him in good stead in many a battle with the Tactical Of- ficers and Professors. Not as hivey as some, he nevertheless had a remedy for his troubles and a never-failing in- spiration. Remedy: old reliable mid- night oil; inspiration: thirty minutes daily spent gazing at the likeness of his O. A. O. There is always a discon- certing bump in the smoothness of any man ' s career — witness our hero ' s A.B. degree. In his own words, " Crime does not pay! " Fencing (4); Pointer (4); Scoutmaster (4-3-2); A.B. (2); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. 108 JACK MOORE BUCKLER Waco, Texas Eleventh District, Texas • Quite apart from the terrifying nick- names given him by the sports scribes, Jack is a picture of quiet confidence and abihty. To him all phases of life should receive only their proportion- ate value, and according to this con- ception has he passed his years at West Point. To him football is just a game and should be considered as such and nothing more. The Academ- ic Board was at first a thorn in Jack ' s side, but in time he learned to turn aside its blows successfully. The Tac- tical Department was only a necessary evil, although a very troublesome one. We wish this softspxsken Texan the best of luck and know him always as a man ' s man and a gentleman. Football (4-3-2-1), Majc pert; Pistol Expert. Rifle Ex- WILSON L. BURLEY, JR. Crooksville, Ohio Eleventh District, Ohio • Four years ago there crept into the morale of the Academy a different spirit. The Tactical Officers immediate- ly sensed the change for the better and investigated, as they are wont to do. To their surprise a Plebe named Wilse, though not thus known to them, was right in the center of the cheery atmosphere. Wilse did not lose this spirit through the military mazes and obstacles that he encountered in his next four years. Though from the start he had to study hard in order to stay, Wilse has the rare gift of being able to have a good time at the right time. In addition he does not talk about him- self or give others unasked for advice —equalities that speak for themselves. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Boxing (4); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. ,Hii): HERBERT MILLS CADY Hartford, Connecticut First District, Connecticut • One of the most successful men in the class, Herb owes his success to his unfailing devotion to his duties and to his studies. The two facts that he stands number one in academics and is the Captain of " L " Co., are ample evidences of his ability. One might expect that to achieve these two heights would require all the time and energy of any man — quite true of any one else — but with Herb, athletics have their place, as is evidenced by his football and tennis activities. In the former, after showing many promising signs, he suffered a shoulder injury which barred him from all personal contact sports. As for the latter, he has been an outstanding star for four years. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), Captain (1); Football (4); Hockey (4); Ten- nis (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (3), Major " A " (2-1); Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher (2-1); Stars (4-2); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. JOHN HART CAUGHEY Bellevue, Pennsylvania Thirty-second Distric t, Pennsylvania • To you who know Hart, I need only recall his name to make you think of one of whom West Point may well be proud. As head cheer-leader, he led the Corps to a spirit that had been un- paralleled for years. With a saxophone, he was a mainstay of the Cadet Or- chestra. Combine the poise and grace of diving with the agility and speed of baseball. Cover this over with a per- fect disposition, a smooth, quiet way of going about things and an ability to live up to a set of sterling principles. Now season the product with good humor, sprinkle it with good taste, and you have an idea of the mental and physical coordination of Hart. Corporal (2); Baseball (4-3-2-1), Major " A " (3-2-1), Captain of Baseball (1); Swimming (4-3-2-1), Minor " A " (3-2-1); Cheer-Leader (1); Orchestra (4-1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Ex- pert. 110 " ■-miija: ' 1)iv ' f v r. ' HENRY THOMAS CHERRY, JR. Macon, Georgia Sixth District, Georgia WILLIS FRED CHAPMAN Jackson, Michigan Second District, Michigan • In Bill you see a man who accom- plishes what he sets out to perform. Give him enough time to make out his " poopsheet, " and he asks odds of no man. This trait ably indicates his thor- oughness, whether it be specing Span- ish or some new football play. Year- ling year he set out after that Drawing Saber, symbolic of ranking one in Col. Alexander ' s department for two years; Star Parade found little Willie receiv- ing said saber from the Supe. A man of all-around ability, he has done everything from playing a mean foot- ball tackle to sawing his trusty fiddle in the Cadet Orchestra. Typical shot: Bill stuffing like the devil after com- mand " Rise " has been given. Corporal (2), Acting Color Sergeant (1); Foot- ball (4-3-2-1); Swimming (4-3-2-1); Track (4-3- 2-1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Cadet Or- chestra (4); Hundredth Night Show (4); Color Line (4-3); Chess Club (4-3-2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. • Hailing from the heart of Georgia, Hank possesses a quaint southern drawl which invariably attracts to him those with whom he comes in contact. By his quick wit and enviable smile, he has endeared himself to the hearts of his classmates as only a true gentle- man can do. Perhaps his outstanding trait is his apparent indifference to- ward academics, but on several occa- sions we have known him to hide that attitude in order to disappoint the ex- pectations of the Academic Depart- ment. A master of that almost forgotten art, conversation. Hank can expound intelligently almost any queshon. A carefree, fun-loving personality, he will always be remembered by the Corps as a man who gets out of life much that others miss. Acting Corporal (3); Football (4-3-2-1), Numer- als (4); Camp Illumination (1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. Ill • A man who is never upset or dis- turbed, that ' s Edgar. His actions are direct and to the point. When he com- ments he does so in no uncertain terms, and there is no mistaking what he wishes to have done. He has that most valuable of assets, confidence in himself. Edgar has never been trou- bled with difficulty in academics, and his demerit record has been one of the best. The drill manual holds no secrets from him. He is always willing to help anyone in need and to do his share in any undertaking; that is, if he con- siders it worth while. But he can say " no " as well as " yes, " and when he doesn ' t approve, he says so. Boxing (4); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. EDGAR ALLAN CLARKE Kansas City, Missouri Sixth District, Missouri THOMAS ROBERT CLARKIN St. Paul, Minnesota Tenth District, Minnesota • His grey hair acquired during his four years at West Point do not belie his common sense and his understand- ing of human nature. Friendship is his most cherished possession; he is al- ways willing to help anyone in diffi- culty and always ready to loan any- thing he possesses. His ability to take things in jest as well as his witty and humorous remarks make him a de- sirable companion. He is guided by his own principles and is not unduly influenced by the opinions of others. Although he is keenly interested in horses and always ready to go riding, it may be said the cavalry hike held attractions for him other than horses. The greatest tribute we can pay is to say, " No truer friend ever existed. " Rifla Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. 112 MELVILLE BROWN COBURN Fort Sam Houston, Texas First District, Oklahoma KELSO GORDON CLOW Roslindale, Massachusetts Massachusetts National Guard • Every man to his own liking — that ' s Kelso ' s philosophy. Personally he val- ues education and self-respect above everything. After being graduated from Dartmouth he entered West Point in ' 31, and has proceeded to make the best of his opportunities. A good rec ord vfon him the command of " H " Co Beneath an air of maturity and aloof ness he is a loyal friend. Never a be liever in expressed emotions, very ex acting in actions, and with an eye to the future, Kelso has made cadet life as easy and as ordinary as possible. During spare moments, books and contacts with the outside have kept him busy. His future will no doubt be a continuation of education to his own satisfaction and with ultimate success, which to him does not necessarily in- clude wealth or fame. • He who tries to check on Mel ' s me- andering through the maze of athletics at West Point has picked himself a job One of our best tennis players, he con fined his efforts to playing for fun, ex cept once when he gathered in the Sum mer Camp Cup during Yearling year Baseball and gym, too, have called for his efforts ; at any odd moment he would wander over to gym in improper uni- form to play basketball or swim. In spite of a Beast Barracks gift of half a hundred tours, Mel has never let the T.D. worry him. Seldom flustered, and well grounded in the things that make life worth living — well, if you know of a better " wife " or friend, let ' s see him! Baseball (4); Fencing (3-2-1), Minor " A " (2); Swimming (1); Track (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. Corporal (2), Captain (1); Engineer Football (2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. 113 STEPHEN DISBROW COCHEU Islip, Long Island Honor School • Two and a half years at Manlius served to open Steve ' s vision to the possibilities of military life. Here, not content to deal with tactics merely as a study, he has often arranged con- tours, woods, and roads on graph pa- per and then has written his theories as to the distribution and movement of troops on the map. Plebe year his roommates made stars, so Steve earned them too — on his bathrobe. Later he played on the goat team that beat the engineers. Steve is usually guiet, though he will jump mto an argument with both feet and then just as guickly forget it. If he can move his men in manoeuvers as he does in his tactics game, he should do well. Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Goat Football (2); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. GLENN COLE San Juan, Puerto Rico Senatorial, Michigan • Jug may be described as another easy-going, life-loving Army brat. However, his mark on that Booby ' s Bluff map problem gives an indica- tion of what he can do when he is really interested in his subject. His en- thusiasm for drilling and training men assures him a pleasant career. Jug ' s main weaknesses are boodle and fic- tion; both have a death grip on him. However, we have yet to see him shirk any necessary duty in order to satisfy his desire for either of these. The rifle team gave Jug a chance to work on his hobby of shooting. His proficiency in that sport proves that he has the steady nerve, even temper, and pa- tience so necessary to a military man. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Sup- ply Sergeant (1); Rifle (4-3-2-1), Minor " A " (3); Board of Governors, First Class Club (1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. WILSON DUDLEY COLEMAN p Fort Moultrie, South Carolina First District, South Carolina JOHN D. COLE, JR. Monmouth, Illinois Fifth District, Illinois • With the progress of Yearling year our conception of Dudley took on its present form. His previously sup- pressed ability became increasingly apparent. As time wore on we learned to appreciate fully the strength of will and the supreme self-confidence that gradually forced him to the fore. Do not conceive, however, of one grown harsh, unkind, or inconsiderate. We need only to recall hours of tedious coaching to be sure of his kindness, his sometimes exasperated sympathy, and his patience. Nor does he lack a brighter side. Among the dinner ' s laughter, the ball-room ' s sparkle, or the music ' s splendor — here, too, he walks with grace and ease. Dame For- tune should you fail to favor, you can ' t be less than just! S J • Dud is a good soldier who has marked tendencies toward leadership and who is always ready and willing to take advantage of any opportunity to assume a role calling for the taking of responsibility. He is one who al- ways does his work thoroughly and efficiently. He is always " spoony " and neat in his personal appearance. He likes chevrons, but after being twice reduced to ranks for being a good file, was denied a third opportunity and was added to that long list of " worth- less first class bucks. " As a Yearling he was quite a social success but after that he devoted more of his time to athletics and corps activities and less to the fair sex. As to femmes, he al- ways preferred Amazons and red- heads. Acting Color Corporal (3), Corporal (2); Soc- cer (4); Wrestling (4-2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (2); Hundredth Night Show (4-3-1); Color Line (4); Camp Illumination (3); B.A.; A.B.; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Boxing (4-3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. 115 ■ d • Few men have really entered into the life of this institution as whole- heartedly as has Noel. And in return he has received much from West Point. Blessed with a good mind, he conscientiously applied himself to his studies and won a hard-fought victory over Yearling English and several other difficult subjects. Rare sincerity, loyalty, and steadfastness of purpose are among his outstanding traits. In addition to these characteristics he has a keen sense of humor. It is cer- tain that in the future — no matter what type of job may come his way — Cox will put his whole heart and soul into it. And more than likely that particular piece of work will be well done. Cross Country (4); Track (4); A.B.; Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Marksman. n;: ' . NOEL MAURICE COX Leland, Mississippi Army f e»»» ' HARRY HERNDON CRITZ Teague, Texas Sixth District, Texas • A flash of white, a streak of dust, the umpire ' s hand outthrust palm down- ward, and Harry has stolen another base. He has done everything well since the day he arrived. No matter if it be in throwmg the books for a loss, in pinning an opponent to the wres- tling mat, or in bringing in that win- ning run, you can count on Hughie. Here is a man who has impressed tacs and cadets alike with his strength of character and attractive personality. Though ever reserved, Harry always has a smile and a pleasant word for the troops and time to spend coaching his less hivey brethren — before taps and after. A real friend and a grand wife — we sincerely hate to see him go. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), Captain (1); Wrestling (4-3), Numerals (4); Baseball (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4); Election Com- mittee (2-1); Company Pointer Representative (3-2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. 116 SALATHIEL FRED CUMMINGS, JR. Mazon, Illinois Twelfth District, Illinois GERMAN PIERCE CULVER Jackson, Mississippi Senatorial, Mississippi • The physiognomy of this man would lead one to believe him a Southerner — and rightly so. His first utterance at West Point was a drawled " Suh " in true Mississippi style. Four years at West Point have removed his drawl, but he continues to smile in Mississippi fashion — even when he exclaimed on his way to class, " What, were we sup- posed to read that chapter today? " For four years he has helped to plow up our plain, but the golf team has prospered by his presence. He spent the winters throwing himself up and down the gym floor tumbling for the gym team. First Class year he was one of our cheer-leaders. Thanks, Gerry, for four pleasant and memorable years. Here ' s luck. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (1); Gymnasium (3-2-1), Monogram (3-2); Golf (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (2); Hundredth Night Show (4); Cheer-Leader (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. • It took the Commandant three years to discover his capabilities, but just the same, " D " Co. returned from last year ' s graduation exercises with Cum- mings at the helm. A captain often finds he is staking his fortune on a game in which the Tactical Depart- ment is in one court and his classmates are in the other. Many have played the T. D. and won chevrons; many have favored their classmates and won their esteem. But only the genii have played both and won additional chevrons and additional esteem. We can omit both insincere praise and superfluity and say that Fred ' s career at the Academy has been a success. Corporal (2), Captain and Battalion Command- er (1); Football (4); Basketball (4-3-2-1), Numer- als (4), Monogram (2); Baseball (4-2-1), Nu- merals (4); Track (3); Soccer (3-2-1), Minor " A " (2-1); Class Athletic Representative (3); Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher (2-1); Pointer Representative (3); Pointer Staff (1); ElecHon Committee (2-1), Chairman (2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. 117 • Ken, more affectionately Icnown as " Mush, " is one of the elders of the Corps, just barely making the age limit. Unlike the typical cadet, he has literally laughed hisway through West Point. Starting as a Plebe, he laughed outright at arrogant Yearlings and smiled decorously at First Classmen. In Yearling Phil he once stood in a corner for laughing in a section room. He even laughs at his " wife ' s " jokes — a rare trait. Ken is always willing to lend a helping hand. Plebes needing coaching for writs and those who are homesick always can rely on him. Mush ' s spirit is all for West Point, and some day he will come back to help a new generation join the Long Grey Line. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting First Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1); Football (4); Elec- tion Committee (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. KENNETH IRWIN CURTIS Milwaukee, Wisconsin Second District, Wisconsin CHARLES JORDAN DALY Monterey, California Senatorial, Oklahoma • We ' ll never cease to wonder why " Poker Face " ever came to the Point when he had a fortune waiting for him in the pursuit of that most ancient of games. A great tennis player, Dan has spent all his extra moments on the courts, and he has had lots of extra moments too, for he ' s one of those lucky fellows that have been able to take the Point in stride with little work and less worry. Dan has his own ideas with the courage of his convictions and refuses to be overawed by " duly constituted authority. " Loyalty to his sense of right and to his friends makes Dan, in any company, that seldom found person- an instinctive gentle- man. Acting Sergeant (1); Tennis (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Major " A " (2), Minor " A " (3-2), Captain of Tennis (1); Football (4); Chess Club (4-3-2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. 118 JOHN JAMES DAVIS Cleveland, Ohio Twentieth District, Ohio OHN BLACKWELL DAVENPORT, JR. Phoebus, Virginia First District, Virginia • Jack came to us prepared with kno v. edge gained at one of our southern colleges. The ability to ride the waves of academics and a whole-hearted readiness to aid the less fortunately endowed man have made him invalu- able as a critic and mentor. He is a real gentleman, guiet, polite, and un- assuming, but firm when necessity arises. Whatever may be the duty as- signed him, he begins it and finishes it without any unnecessary comments. He has his own definite opinions, but he knows how to take orders. Phoebus ' friends are many; men like him be- cause of his inherent fineness of char- acter. Other men, too, will remember him gratefully for the help he always offered and gave so unselfishly. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting First Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1); Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teacher (3-2); Catholic Chapel Acolyte (1); Hundredth Night Show Stage Crew (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. • " What man dares, 1 dare " — Jack Davis. The personification of self-con- fidence is this vitally alive, capable man from " M " Company. Dark, clean- cut, he is recognized as the man of the hour. Jack is the first to volunteer for any job from loading a 155 to acting as Batt Adjutant at parade. He is gifted with good nature, a guick wit, and a ready sense of humor that is given vent to in the most singular places. Being cool-headed and having a stubborn, driving nature, he is in- valuable to Army ' s hockey team and as a back stop of the Army Nine. He has the flash, the will, and the ability that make up an unusual personality. Baseball (4-2-1), Numerals (4), Major " A " (2-1); Hockey (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (3-2-1); Cross Country (4); Track (3); Goat Football (2); Rifle Sharpshooter. 119 LEIGHTON IRA DAVIS Helena, Montana Senatorial, Montana • This quiet and unassuming individ- ual, immediately after his arrival, proved his worth to us by his unusual power of concentration and his still more unusual height of efficiency. He was soon well established on both the academic records and the " make " list. He barely missed stars Yearling year and made them easily Second Class year. He topped off three years of much rank by being " I " Co. ' s first own true-blooded captain since be- fore our arrival. Not to stop there, he is a fine athlete, being quite adept at tennis, swimming, basketball, and football, although he has never ac- tually taken to any one sport as his specialty. Still further, he is a real guy at heart, ready to join the fun and do his part. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Captain (1); Swimming (4); Boxing (3-2-1); Tennis (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Manager of Tennis (1); Engineer Football (2); Stars (2); Rifle Sharpshooter: Pis- tol Marksman. DAVID ALBAUGH DeARMOND Buffalo, New York Forty- first District, New York • Music is an integral part of Dave ' s makeup; he plays all instruments from a saxophone to a jew ' s-harp (prefera- bly during C.Q.) but the Hawaiian guitar is his real love. He is a photog- rapher par excellence, and has an astonishing collection of pictures; he was the official representative of the White Studio on the Georgia trip. Many pictures of us in very informal poses can be traced to his diligent camera hunting. Studies of blondes are his specialty; many fair maidens have never realized that they were re- ceiving his attentions purely for art ' s sake; of course Dave couldn ' t disillu- sion them. Whenever and wherever our paths may cross in the future, we can depend always on finding a wel- come host and comrade in Dave. Color Line (4); Hundredth Night Show Stage Crew (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. JOHN SOMERS BUIST DICK Charleston, South Carolina District of Columbia .MONO m ROBERT R. deMASI pp; Washington, D. C. f ' Army • It was once rumored that Demo was out taking some exercise, but a check- up on the " A " Co. bridge squad ex- posed this slanderous tale. His record walk was from Barracks to the Visitors ' Room. Do not think, however, that he was lazy; he merely believed in the conservation of energy, especially his own. In each class there are some men who leave the Academy with an en- viable athletic record and others with a host of friends. But there are few who go followed by gratitude too deep for adequate expression. Always will- ing to stop his own work to show with never failing patience the light to some goat. Demo was an engineer who gladly put his ability to work for some- one else. Golf (3); Track (3); Howitzer (4); Chess Club (4-3-2-1): Stars (2); Rifle Expert; Pistol Marks- • The Bafio started off Plebe winter annoying the Yearlings down the hall by causing miniature cyclones in his room. Yearling year the cyclones ex- panded, disrupting a whole division by water fights, laundry bag melees, and drags of all descriptions from snow on down. Even the cloak of au- thority during First Class year failed to weigh him down. I don ' t mean that Somers doesn ' t have his serious side — far from it, for he can be depended upon to accomplish his duties in a sur- prisingly efficient yet easy manner. However, our memory of Somers will not be so much of his ability, which, incidentally, is not to be lightly passed by, as of his clean, whole-hearted friendliness, the equal of which we have seldom seen. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Captain (1); Boxing (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (3-2-1), Co-Captain (1); Hundredth Night Show Stage Crew (4); Company Howitzer Represen- tative (2-1); Class Historian (2); Rifle Sharp shooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. 121 • A sly glance, a well-timed pun fol- lowed by an agile side step are in a nutshell all the mannerisms of Dilley. He is not a true punster, for beneath that punsterlike manner lies a serious, conscientious young man. His deter- mination and common sense, bal- anced by a well controlled sense of humor, make him a man respected. All men desire respect from their fel- low men; some demand it, some com- mand it, some assume it. But Dilley neither demands, commands nor as- sumes — he earns and retains the re- spect of all who know him. Upon his reputation he was elected a member of the Honor Committee. By his sound judgment and firm character he has fully justified that confidence of his classmates. Football (3), Assistant Manager of Football (3); Pistol (3); Boxing (2); Honor Committee (1); Hundredth Night Show (4-3); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Expert. JOHN HENRY DILLEY Kansas City, Kansas Second District, Kansas JAMES MICHAEL DONOHUE Lawrence, Massachusetts Seventh District, Massachusetts • He who looks at the word " Irish " is contemplating the indefinable. It is a word honest and simple as that home- ly flower of Erin, the potato. Yet, pierce this earthy shell, and you have some- thing which defies the onslaught of lexicographical analysis. Here, an ec- static exuberance of spirit and a fiery spark of temper flash simultaneously through a pleasant powder of gruff congeniality and ready wit. The dic- tionary helplessly conjectures, " Of, pert, to, or characteristic of, Ireland or its inhabitants. " And herein is a sim- ple guestion, " What? " The only an- swer is, " The Irishman. " Beneath this small exterior lies a heart as big as the tub of the Irish Washerwoman. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Sup- ply Sergeant (1); Hockey (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (3-2-1), Captain of Hockey (1); Golf (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (2-1); Soccer (4); Catholic Chapel Choir (4-3); Cath- olic Chapel Sunday School Teacher (2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. 122 ALFRED KIRK DuMOULIN Brooklyn, Ne w York Third District, New York JOHN JOSEPH DUFFY Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Thirty-sixth District, Pennsylvania • Jawn, from the smoky city, has for four years held the singular distinc- tion of being the shortest man in " A " Co. But this is far from being his only claim to fame. He is an outstanding golfer and held the team captaincy for a year. Literary as well as athletic prowess is his also; although never a star man, it broke his heart not to be in all first sections. But he deserved all the academic successes that he gained; for did he not always insist that the radio be silenced when he settled down for a round with education? He can b-ache with the best of us, and he thoroughly enjoys a good practical joke. What more could one ask? Acting Sergeant (1); Golf (4-3-2-1), Minor " A " (3-2-1), Captain of Golf (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. • Erect of carriage, with jaunty gait and precise bearing, the Duke ' s inner characteristics are at once suggested by his outward appearance. Militarism personified, he carries his precision and thoroughness into the smallest of daily tasks with an unfailing cheerful- ness backing his will to win. Happy has been the lot of " K " Company to have so infectious a smile in its ranks for four years, and lucky indeed is the next unit to fall heir to Al. He not only possesses an inordinate familiarity with everything mechanical that is connected with his profession, but this is ever increased by his insatiable inguisitiveness. Cheerful, able, and always alive and working, the Duke graduates well equipped to meet the world on any grounds. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Cross Coun- try (4); Hundredth Night Show Stage Crew (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. 123 GEORGE STAFFORD ECKHARDT Viroqua, Wisconsin Seventh District, Wisconsin • This IS he, Eckhardt. The " Trotsky, " the " Frank Merriwell, " the " Confu- cius, " whose witticisms have so long convulsed the readers of the " Point- er " ; Eckhardt, idol of the Dialectic So- ciety, whose vivid portrayals of the in- imitable " Slow Trot " and our own " Gold Tooth " have already become legendary; Eckhardt, major-domo of Easter-egg-hunts, class " Funny Mans " (by virtue of divine right and stinko puns), scoffer, pseudo-misanthrope and unbeliever, derider-in-chief of the popular " shine-shoes, straight back, more yet " dogma. In the sanctum- sanctorum of uniformity and disci- pline, he made " strictly non-reg " his motto, and led his hilarious one-man revolt with the jocose but stirring bat- tle-cry, " If it ' s up, down with it! " Football (4); Lacrosse (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Dialectic Society (3-2-1), Vice President (1); Hundredth Night Show (3-2-1); Class Historian (1); Pointer (2-1), Associate Editor (1); Election Committee (1); A.B.; Rille Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. NORMAN BASIL EDWARDS Ouincy, West Virginia Fourth District, West Virginia • Happy-go-lucky, with always a grin somewhere near that needs little or no invitation to make it pop out, Curley made friends with all of us. He wears stars on his bathrobe and on his sweat- er, but Curley is not one of the bright lights of the Lost Batt, nor would any one have him so. To most of us he will be remembered for his extremely good nature; sometimes it ' s almost a fault. He will never startle the world with the giant intellect of a first section marcher, but if there is a man-sized job waiting to be done, we will take the long end that Curley will bring home the bacon. And if you don ' t be- lieve us, ask some Navy tackle! Corporal (2); Football (4-3-2-1), Major " A " (3-2-1); Basketball (4); Track (4); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. 124 jdcn ' tte- B WILLARD L. EGY, JR. Troy, New York Twenty-ninth District, New York • He likes to consider himself no more than another member of the Long Grey Line. But to those of us who know him best, such a categorical characteriza- tion is inadequate. His interests range from engineering to music just as his moods vary from the very practical to the esthetic. We revel in hazing him about a poor wager or an impossible prognostication just to see his ears turn crimson and to enjoy the all- round good humor that inevitably fol- lows. To the Corps he has contributed generously of his talent for stage light- ing. In future years our reminiscences of Hundredth Night Shows and of Graduation Hop will recall for us the beautiful effects and colorful decora- tions of his handiwork. Tennis (3), Assistant Manager of Tennis (3); Hundredth Night Show (4-3-2-1), Department Head (1); Camp Illumination (3-1); Color Line (3); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. GEOFFREY DIXON ELLERSON Butte, Montana Army • Serious man; man who pursues al- most fiercely those things which at- tract him. Possessed of an intellect which easily could have presented stars to him, he has yet sought out a balanced diet of activities. Corps hon- or, from his first day here through and beyond the termination of his year as Honor Representative — football, from intramural tackle to intramural coach — wrestling — track — handball — coaching of the deficient; these have been the major interests of his life here. Humorous man; man who has ferreted out every known Sunday night grind, who has a taste for horrible fiction, and is addicted to nimble talk. He who betters himself and the Academy is, at the very least, a good man. Ellerson is that kind. Track (2); Honor Committee (1); Pistol Marks man; Rifle Marksman. • Bitter January. The thickly bundled figure by the radiator stirs only to turn a page of French and knock (genuine) Bull Durham ashes into the Abalare shell. More credit to his endurance. Moose merely endures, characteristi- cally without comment, the lack of California ' s climatic mildness and aridity. He disagrees with our pet con- victions and pursues an independent course. Should you burst into his room, he will greet you with smiling banter and all his natural courtesy. If his out- standing distinction must be tabulated, it is his possession of calm, balanced intelligence, and native wits that once lost him stars by two files. Don usually sees the humorous twist to things — an- other reason why he is one whom it is good to know. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. DONALD ALLEN ELLIGET Calwa, California Seventh District, California RICHARD ELMER ELLSWORTH E rie, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania National Guard • Dick — one of the few men in the Class of ' 35 who should have worn those golden constellations on his col- lar, but in true Ellsworth fashion he turned his attention to tasks which of- fered more of a challenge to his pow- ers. Dick is a member of that select group of the human race which tackles the difficult and shuns that which is easy. Take his running for instance. Having never been on a track until he came to West Point, but learning that distance events are the test of a fight- ing spirit, Dick nonchalantly proceed- ed to become one of Army ' s best. It is this unconquerable spirit, coupled with the desire and ability to imbue others with it, that is Dick ' s secret of success. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Sup- ply Sergeant (1); Track (4-3-2-1), Monogram (2); Cross Country (2-1), Monogram (2-1); Wrestling (4); Swimming (4); Rmg Committee (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. 126 HUGH McCLELLAN EXTON Atlanta, Georgia Fourth District, New Jersey WARREN SYLVESTER EVERETT Wichita, Kansas Eighth District, Kansas • Ev is always ready to try for any- thing that seems to offer greater op- portunity — be it a scholarship or an appointment in the diplomatic corps. Whether he succeeds in everything or not, he has ambition and aptitude for hard work. Some people start things with a bang, but let down when they get into the harness. This is not true of Everett, however. For four years he has continuously striven to improve himself. We have seen him, not only in the narrow realm of academics, but also in many other fields, always try- ing to learn something new and inval- uable. And so, as we break apart after these four long years together, we wish Ev every success, wherever duty may call him. Rifle (4-3-2); Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher (3-2-1); Hundredth Night Show (4-3-2); Cadet Lecture Committee (1); Color Line (3); Camp Illumination (3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pis- tol Sharpshooter. • Hugh came to us with a background of nobility, high ideals, and a dignity of bearing, together with a keen sense of humor and a willing, sincere smile. A guiet, unassuming manner, a fine sense of proportion, and a true per- spective undistorted by four years of cadet life are also his. As a classmate he has always avoided excessive file- boning, and yet he has never shown a trace of indifference. A lover of sports and an athlete where pleasure abounds, Hugh plays a superb game of tennis and excels in swimming. His main pursuit in life is pleasure. Typi- cal shot — blowing smoke rings, a closed book, and a mind wandering into the future in tune with a dreamy melody from the radio. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Swimming (4-3); Tennis (4-3-2-1), Minor " A " (2-1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pis- tol Sharpshooter. LOUIS DUZZETTE FARNSWORTH, JR. Salt Lake City, Utah Second District, Utah • A smile and then a grin which quick- ly turns into a high-pitched laugh and another of Ducky ' s pranks has mate- rialized. After three years with Ducky I still wonder who and what is next. When he plays he puts everything into it until the last, and when he stud- ies, he does so with less gusto but with no less thoroughness. Swimming, la- crosse, riding, and dancing are a few of the things Louis can do well, be- cause he has patience and the desire to be successful. He is not one to make casual friendships but is willing to share his last cigarette with a friend, if the friend will furnish the match. Here ' s luck to you. Ducky — may you be successful in all your undertakings. Swimming (4); Lacrosse (4); Color Line (4); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marksman. EDWIN HOOD FERRIS Washington, D. C. Second District, West Virginia • Moon ' s round face, his bandy legged waddle, his ability to draw, plus a wild infectious humor, have made him a very distinguished figure in the class. Very shy at heart, he seems content to save his " bons mots " for his room in Barracks. His eccentric drollness has left everyone who has ever met him with a more cheery outlook. Regard- less of the seriousness of the situation, his indifferent attitude has usually manifested itself. He admits after some urging that he cares little for things scholastic and less for things tactical. Moon prefers just to go along in his quiet, humorous way, accepting noth- ing and smiling with the same smile he wore four years ago . . . One of the best. Football (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Cadet Coach " C " Squad (2-1); Baseball (4); Boxing (3); Pointer (3-2-1), Art Editor (1); Bugle Notes (2); Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teacher (2), Acolyte (1); Goat Football (2); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Marksman. CAESAR FRANK FIORE Montclair, New Jersey Senatorial, New Jersey ' kf ARTHUR ALLISON FICKEL Dayton, Ohio Senatorial, Ohio - • A veil of reticence secludes from most of us the finer traits of Art ' s char- acter and personality. Through his wide and varied reading of all kinds of literature he has attained a keen in- sight into present day affairs and a definite philosophy of life. Seldom does he enter into heated discussions; but when asked for his viewpoint he expounds his belief, and we accept it with much weight. Art ' s integrity im- bued in us a profound confidence in him. His classmates confirmed it by choosing him as " F " Co. ' s Honor Rep- resentative. His love of good music manifests itself by his numerous rec- ords of classical music. But above all Art is one of the boys, and we are proud of it. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Track (4-3- 2-1); Pointer (4-3); Honor Committee (1), Sec- retary of Honor Committee (1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Expert. • Here is the kind of man you read about in books. In fact Frank has fre- guently read about himself on the gig-sheet. One is indeed fortunate to know a man of Frank ' s type. His gen- erosity is almost unlimited, even be- yond the giving the very shirt off his back stage. Frank could have been at the head of the column had he so de- sired, but his easy-going nature made him content to remain back in the main body. He has never done his very best, for he has never needed to do it. However, if he ever meets an obstacle even larger than most of us would care to try to surmount, he will tackle it, at his best, and overcome it. Track (4); Boxing (4); Pistol {3-2-1); Cadet Or- chestra (4-3), Manager (1); Hundredth Night Show (4-3); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. ¥ J -■A • Ray Firehock with four stripes on his sleeves or with no stripes, is as human as the rest of the twelve hundred. His life before entering, made what prep school and high school, so endeavor- ingly tried to make. He has learned how to apply himself and obey orders to the letter. One glance at his activity record shows he has not been wasting his time in the afternoons after school. Although not outstanding in athletics, two months in the hospital shows his willingness to learn how to " Get up on that bar! " When there is work to be done, business first and pleasure af- terwards is always his rule. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Captain (1) Cross Country (4); Basketball (4); Track (4) Election Committee (3-2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter, Pistol Expert. RAYMOND BOYD FIREHOCK West New York, New Jersey Eleventh District, New Jersey i(%«: • m SENECA WILBUR FOOTE Rochester, New York New York National Guard • This quiet, carefree master of chess joined the ranks of " E " Co. Yearling year, and with him came a never-fail- ing daily entry on our gig-sheet — " Late at — formation. " But tours and demos affected him not, and never has he complained of tacs, tenths, or tasks of any nature. Academics failed to offer any challenge to Seneca ' s mind, and consequently he gave them little of his attention — a first section man whenever he stayed awake in class long enough to get graded, and an engi- neer regardless. His quiet, pleasing ways and ability to get along with any- one have made him a friend to all. Knowing him as we do, we can thor- oughly understand why the Chess Club chose him as their president. Hundredth Night Show (3); Chess (4-3-2-1), Captain of Chess (1); Howitzer (4); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Expert. 130 - mijtK WILHELM CUNLIFFE FREUDENTHAL Worcester, Massachusetts Fourth District, Massachusetts y ALLEN HARVEY FOREMAN Oil City, Pennsylvania Twenty-eighth District, Pennsylvania • " From buck private to looie — from reporter on local ballyhoo to Manag- irig Editor of the ' Pointer ' . " These and many other such lines can be imagined as the heavy type of Al ' s pc- dunk around graduation time. Fore is one of those " dusty men " too, with stars on his bathrobe. Ask him and he will tell you that someone else has all the mathemahcal brains of the family. Al finds plenty of ways to let off his excess energy; his interests and abili- ties cover a wide range of activities. A versatile man, to say the least, Al writes, sings, taps, and does twenty- two in the broad-jump, but he allows nothing (not even his wife ' s bridge) to interfere with his work. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Track (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4); Pointer (4-3- 2-1), Managing Editor (1); Hundredth Night Show (4-3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. • Graduation meant a lot to most of us, but it meant a great deal more to Bill. For after graduation came that long belated twenty-first birthday. Bill has given Ripley a new yarn. He became a Lieutenant in the U. S. Army before he acguired the right to vote. A boy- hood in England left Bill a ruddy com- plexion and the desire to read. This craving for good literature has not been carried to extremes, but, tem- pered with a magazine now and then, it has been so well directed that Bill is one of the best read men in our class. Briefly, Bill is humorous, but not too humorous; guiet, but not too guiet; a cultured gentleman and an excellent soldier. Track (4-3), Assistant Manager of Track (3); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. 131 • Years ago Gus came to us with open eyes and the " Army Chile ' s " usual lorewarning. He would not admit it, but Stu grew up in our midst. In Year- ling camp his company made a united protest against his being transferred to another; they had found that it was good to have a man around who would either laugh at a grind or help drag the offender. Although the distributors of chevrons chose to leave his sleeves undecorated, Stuart is thoroughly de- pendable. Like many of us he has had more sword manual with a ramrod than with a " knife, " but we know the man, and know that when the time comes he will be well able to draw his sabre — a nd use it. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. STUART GILBERT FRIES Washington, D. C. Senatorial, Nevada JAMES LUKE FRINK, Washington, D. C. At Large JR. • In the three years that I have lived with Jim, I have seen in him a gradual change. Coming to the Point young, he has developed into a true son of the Army. Stubborn when convinced that he is right, impetuous when doing what is right, and sincere whether or not he ' s right, he gets the very best out of life. Sometimes very outspoken about things he dislikes, he generally keeps his thoughts to himself, and re- frains from appearing troubled. He loves music, classical or otherwise. Give him a radio, a good book, and a soft chair, and Jim is content. A loyal friend, a grand sport, and a man — what more could anyone ask of room- mate, classmate, or fellow officer? Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Swimming (4-3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-21); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. ARTHUR H. FRYE, JR. Omaha, Nebraska Honor School l ROBERT EDWARD FRITH, JR. Monrovia, California Ninth District, California 1. Sjinunit? • Bob started off rather afiead of the most of us, being already well versed in Army lore and having considerable practical ability. By keeping up v ith the rest of the world he has not been unduly taken in by the distorted pro- portions sometimes assumed by things within our limited horizons. He has perspective; trivia do not impress him. Bob is a very pleasant comrade, thor- oughly unselfish and never disposed toward grouchiness. Although always thoughtful and considerate, he is not slow to resent what appears to be an imposition on his good nature. In his character a sympathetic regard for the rights of others has achieved a nice balance with the firmness with which he regards his own. Hundredth Night Show Stage Crew (4-3-2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. • It is said that " still water runs deep. " To know Art makes us realize the true significance of this statement. He knows what he wants and goes about getting it in his quiet way. A true sol- dier, with ability to act, he took over the reins of " D " Company First Class year, and successfully guided them through the competitive drill for the " Blue Ribbon, " an heretofore unheard of accomplishment. Although all his predecessors had their academic weaknesses, he made up for them all. When a good time is to be had. Art is on hand; when a job is to be done, it would be difficult to find a more e ffi- cient executor. His one aim has al- ways been to uphold the motto of West Point. Actmg Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), Captam (1); Lacrosse (4-3-2-1), Manager ' s " A " (1); Wrestling (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (3); Howitzer (4-3-1), Copy Adver- tising Manager (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. k: " " " r . • Here is a humble effort to portray our big, little man. A calm confidence and a sure judgment in all things make the executive. A sense of humor and the willingness to help all comers make the friend. Add to these the ability to plan and the will to stick, and you have the essential components of his success. A glimpse into his private life usually re- veals him cheerfully " muckering " with his wives or sitting with his feet on the desk calmly smoking and reading. He has a great zest for combat and takes keen satisfaction in victory. Hence, he has been our gallant champion in numerous verbal affrays with theT. D. Little man, " What next? " Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Captain and Regimental Commander (1); Soccer (4); Golf (4): Gymnasium (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (3-2-1), Pierce Currier Foster Memorial Trophy, Captain of Gymnasium (1); Math Team (3), William Lowell Putnam Intercollegiate Prize; Hop Manager (2-1), Senior First Class Hop Manager (1); Honor Committee (1); Chair- man, Board of Governors, First Class Club; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. HERBERT CARAN GEE Anamosa, Iowa Fifth District, Iowa THOMAS JOSEPH GENT, JR. Crestwood, New York Ninth District, New Jersey • Quiet and unassuming, yet with a carefree air, Tom is a good roommate — not ideal, but good. Being human, he has his faults. But the only one worth mentioning is that he is inclined to be lazy. Red comforter appealed more to him than the drudgery of ath- letics. He is always ready to listen to the trials and tribulations of his friends and is well liked by all, because he never curried favor with anyone. A natural born leader and a friendly companion, he deserves his Captain ' s stripes. Tom studies when forced to by the fun loving " P ' s. " It seems that women are naturally attracted to him, but it fails to bother him, and he offers excellent advice concerning them. Acting Color Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Cap- tain (1); Fencing (4-3); Catholic Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Company Howitzer Representative (2-1); Hop Manager (2-1); Dialectic Society (4-3-2-1), Property Manager (1); Camp Illumi- nation (3); Rifle Sharpshooter. 134 THOMAS DUNCAN GILLIS Monterey, California At Large ELMER JOHN GIBSON Shenandoah, Pennsylvania Thirteenth District, Pennsylvania • Biographies are written by actions, not by words. Hoot is one of those men who can well be proud of the pages he has written while a cadet. He is in- tensely conscientious in all he does, but somehow his conscientiousness denotes actual interest and nothing of " fileboning. " Dependable and effi- cient, his three chevrons are well earned. Hoot ' s earnest attitude backs up wholeheartedly everything which has a claim to his loyalty. But Hoot is not always the paragon. Sadly enough he often descends to the ig- noble practice of " hazing " his class- mates. Few escape his wit. It is not hard to take though, as few haze with Elmer ' s engaging smile. A sguare- shooter and a " right guy, " Hoot leaves no room for doubt about his fu- ture. But good luck, and here ' s to you. Hoot! • When you he ar a voice like the roar of a Numidian lion after the kill, you will find upon investigation that Tom is at its source. A true son of the Gold- en West, he has made a success of his cadet life, and his favorite topic still starts " Now out in California — " . West Point has put her mold on another member of a distinguished Army fam- ily. He is gentlemanly at all times, meticulously neat, and a good mixer. He possesses a keen sense of humor and the energy to get things done. His tennis game is good, his literary abil- ity marked, and his horsemanship ex- cellent. It is certain that this man will be a soldier of the finest order. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (1); Polo (4-3): Indoor Rifle (3); Pistol (2); Cadet Chapel Choir (3-2-1); Hundredth Night Show Stage Crew (4-3-2); Pointer (4-3-2-1); De- bating Society (2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharp- shooter. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Track (4-3-2), Numerals (4); I?ifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. 135 ROBERT RIGBY GLASS Washington, D. C. Fourth District, Maine • Without fear of being wrong we can safely say that in " Grocord " has been invested knowledge of nearly every subject imaginable. Just where he gained it all we have never been able to determine. But ask him a question about anything and immediately you have a logical, concise answer. As to temperament, he is an exception to the rule governing red-haired people. Being of a decidedly positive and neg- ative nature he naturally has his fits of temper, never very violent and always of short duration. As to ambition, he loves to sleep, but let his interest be aroused and the lid is off. Critical? — extremely so. Generous? — more yet. Likeable? — we leave that to you, as we are extremely prejudiced. Camp Illumination (3-1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. PELHAM DAVIS GLASSFORD, JR. San Antonio, Texas Fourth District, Maryland • Pete is simply taken for granted by all who know him. One glance at his lean six three will convince. However, Pete has traversed enough shell holes and double apron fences on his four year jaunt to stop many a lesser man. From the start he was known as the unluckiest man in the Corps. Had that last dish of apple rice, on Thursday night, stood between Pete and starva- tion, he couldn ' t have made the semi- finals with a gold-plated spoon. After two 6 and 22 ' s and 23 demos in June, Pete divorced the Fickle Lady First Class year and opened house with a revamped shoe box, six lacquered brass fixtures and a new set of win- dow shades — to the horror of the T. D. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Polo (4); Pistol (3); Wrestling (2); Pointer (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. 136 EDWARD GRAY Summit, New Jersey Twelfth District, New Jersey JOHN A. GLORIOD Poplar Bluff, Missouri Fourteenth District, Missouri • Glory ' s witty and original similes were the talk of the class even back at that time when we were so domi- nated that we had lost our apprecia- tion for practically everything. Hunt- in ' , fishin ' , and sleepin ' are his favor- ite pastimes; he did some deep sea fishing at Fort Monroe, but stresses sleeping while at the Point. His knowl- edge of surveying and draftsmanship often struck the drawing " P ' s " with dismay; Johnny had held many a rod and had surveyed miles of road before he entered the Academy. Now as statis- tician of the football squad, he graphs the successive plays of the games with equal deftness. His adaptability and his clear understanding of human na- ture will carry him to high places in the future. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Hop Manager (2); Football Statistician (4-3- 2-1); Class Treasurer (I); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. • Given a conglomeration of seeming- ly worthless articles, Ed can start scrambling and unscrambling until suddenly a radio, a victrola, or a win- dow-closing device appears. Such is one side of his make-up- he loves to construct and fix things. However, even with this mechanical leaning, he is not one of our star students because he ' d much rather read " Anthony Ad- verse " or " Green Mansions " than waste time on Law and History. Never- theless he has his serious moments. Once he is convinced something is true he cannot be argued or bribed into believing differently. It is not, however, in mechanical adeptness, indifference, generosity, or stubborn- ness, but rather in his complete sin- cerity that we find unfailing indica- tion of Ed ' s true calibre. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2); Cadet Chapel Choir (3-2-1); Howitzer (1), Class His- tory Editor (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. 137 HALFORD ROBERT GREENLEE, JR. Washington, D. C. Thirteenth District, Illinois • Bob was a Navy boy, but he quickly adjusted himself to a different life and became an Army man. Some men give up when they are in difficulties, but not so in Bob ' s case. His difficulties have only made him strive harder, and his application has carried him upward. He has definite ideas as to his performance of duty in that he is un- swerving from the strict interpretation of the duty. By that I do not mean that he is duty conscious; it is his way of performing his duty in the best man- ner of which he is capable. He does his work with the idea that since it must be done, why not do it in the best way possible. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4-1); Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teacher (2); Hundredth Night Show (3); Rifle [vlarksman; Pistol Sharp- shooter. ■ ' DAVID HAMILTON GREGG St. Paul, Minnesota Third District, North Dakota • During the four years we have known him, we have learned to admire that characteristic in him which commands men. Undoubtedly it is the force of his intellect, for we marked him a dis- tinguished cadet among us even be- fore the Academic Board did so. " Pa " we have named him. One cannot ex- plain exactly why, but this we know; his has always been the deep insight into our problems; his has always been the clear analysis and conservative answer to our difficulties; and his has always been a stabilizing influence on our affairs. Therein lies the proof that " Pa " is a destined leader of men. Therein lies his attraction. Chairman of the Honor Committee, we salute you, for your character and your prin- ciples. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant and Battalion Adjutant (1); Soccer (3); Stars (2); Ring Committee (2-1); Honor Committee (1), Chairman (1); Hundredth Night Show (4-3- 2-1); Property Manager (1); Math Team (3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. 138 WILLIAM PAULDING GRIEVES Geneva, Illinois Eleventh District, Illinois QainW!! • Four long years ago Pauldy inau- gurated a program of consistent hard work to which he has faithfully ad- hered despite numerous temptations. Many believe that he should wear chevrons commensurate with his aca- demic ranking, but the T. D. has not seen fit to bestow them. All of which worries him not at all. Combined with his numerous sterling qualities is one dear to all the Corps — a well devel- oped sense of humor. He is fond of his jokes, both practical and impractical, and is a member in good standing of the newly organized Fourth Batt. We are certain that when Pauldy is out in the Service, his ability to do consis- tently good work will be as well ap- preciated as it has been here. MARCUS SAMUEL GRIFFIN Ncishville, North Carolina Fourth District, North Carolina • Our Sammy who four years ago wan- dered in from " No ' th Ca ' olina " has gone a long way in establishing him- self in the hearts of his classmates. We ' ve seen him burn plenty of mid- night oil to conquer academics, and we know he ' s well acquainted with and not afraid of work. Sammy has about him a way all his own; he never fails to find humor in the most remote places, and he occasionally brings forth some queer expressions that we never heard before. He ' s a great ath- lete at heart, and Plebe year he really put out for the " glory and the honor. " However, like most of " C " Company ' s promising men he ' s been a manager the last three years. A good pal — a great roommate. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Cross Coun- try (4-3-2-1), Manager of Cross Country (1), Manager ' s Minor " A " (1); Track (4); Hun- dredth Night Show Chorus (2); Pistol Marks- Corporal (2), Acting Supply Sergeant (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. 139 JOHN SUTTON GROWDON Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Eighteenth District, Pennsylvania • Here is your man of many parts and many surfaces — a man who lias stood near the top of the class since its be- ginning and yet possesses all the best gualities of the goat. He says nothing when there is nothing to be said, but says a great deal when there is some- thing to be said. He is of the type that shows up best when the going is hard- est. When there is something for him to do, it is always done. Yet Red is not all work; he is a charter member and organizer of the Fourth Batt. He is a good friend and a good roommate. Whatever may be his work in the Serv- ice, it will be well done. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2); Soccer (3-2-1), Manager of Soccer (1), Manager ' s Minor " A " (1); Ring Committee (1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Expert. RALPH EDWARD HAINES, JR. San Diego, California Eleventh District, California • In Haines ' exterior make-up there is little to indicate the cosmopolitan knowledge that is his to expound; but more intimate glimpses show us a phi- losophy thatbasically leaves little to be desired. A philosophy which, backed by a keen conception of what is worth while and what is trivial, has permitted him to find his four years at the Point neither too difficult nor too dull; not too difficult because academics have been held always at arm ' s length; not too dull because femmes have found this same guard susceptible. It takes a good man to mix these two and still keep above the table. Ever a roman- ticist, this " B " Co. man will never be found lacking in friends. Track (2); Howitzer (4-2-1), Company Repre- sentative (2-1); Chess Club (4-3-2-1); Debating Club (2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharp- shooter. 140 FREDERICK BENJAMIN HALL, JR. I Nassau, New York New York National Guard HARRY RICH HALE Crescent City, Florida New York National Guard • The pen is too mechanical and too inhuman to describe properly this man who is quite the opposite. You have but to look at Harry ' s picture to learn what kind of a fellow he is, for you will find him all that he appears to be. He is impressive; I have known many who although they had known Harry for only a few minutes, always came to the same conclusion. Industry without file boning, diligence in his studies with- out rank as its end, belief in the West Point system and support of all for which it stands, loyalty, and true friendship — these traits have marked Harry during the past four years and have made him one of the most like- able men in the class. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (1); Track (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3- 2-1); Dialectic Society (3-2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. • The currents of his nature are as those of a deep flowing stream. His boredom of Plebe year was mistaken by many for indifference. The non- chalant air remained with him, and to us who know him it has become a sym- bol — an outward sign of a mind that refuses to take scientific data seriously. Mix a touch of the philosopher with a bit of sentimentalism, add a penchant for the cultured as opposed to the scientific and you have Freddie. A major " A " and an intercollegiate title in gym Yearling year show his faculty for mastering something new. An ap- preciation of the principles of Swin- burne has kept him from the star group, but he is well prepared for whatever may come. Acting Corporal (3). Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Gymnasium (4-3-2-1), Major " A " (3-2-1), Co-Captain (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharp- shooter 141 HARRISON BARNWELL HARDEN, JR. Dallas, Texas Fifth District, Texas • Harry is a man ' s man. His slow, Tex- as drawl cannot conceal the firm de- cision and sound judgment of a strong character. He loves good fun and has a ready Irish wit — which trait, by the way, is not accompanied by the pro- verbial ready Irish temper. When Pod- ner breaks into a group of his friends, he is always greeted by hails and friendly gibes. He rates 3.0 as a " ha- zee " because of his placid good na- ture. The aforementioned wit, how- ever, usually enables him to return the hazing with perhaps a bit extra thrown in. For earnest endeavor and con- scientious consideration a better man cannot be found, and we look forward with pride and pleasant anticipation to service with brother officers like Harry. Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. ' ROBERT MONROE HARDY Yakima, Washington Fourth District, Washington • In one of the old " Howitzers " there is one biography which is blank; ap- parently there was one who needed no stilted phrases to tell posterity of him. However, " It is only reason that teaches silence; the heart teaches us to speak. " And speak we shall of Bob Hardy. He is a man of contrasts. Al- though he ranks on top in discipline and tactics, he is a buck at heart. Even though he is number one man in Book- keeping and first section in several subjects, he has never ceased to have the goat ' s " so what " attitude in aca- demics. Finally, he has achieved the almost impossible combination of good fellowship, cadet capability, and unstudied indifference that makes staunch friends. Truly, he is " one of God ' s noblemen. " Football (4); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharp- shooter. 142 AARON EVAN HARRIS Nampa, Idaho Idaho National Guard i i y I ' m i RALPH SHAFFER HARPER ■ ■ ■ ■ H 1 Columbus, Ohio Eleventh District, Ohio 1 i Fl ■— : amters " fere • " Did I ever tell you about that imo:.- Eisblai-ap- in Milwaukee? " — then we were in for £ bo needed another hour of pointless jokes, not in- Bilpostent ol tentionally so, but pointless neverthe- .yreasonto less. Thus it has been from the first ffllteacteus time Ralph said, " Fall out, I ' m your «MolBob classmate, " as he sauntered up to our iOTtra . Al- Plebe Heaven, seeking the comrade- so discipline ship of his new Plebe classmates. At iatheartiven first this Son of Ohio seems of a retir- ,nanmW- ing nature, but this impression always bcn a several changes. Although never an " A " ceasdlokave Sguad man, Ralph has constantly for .jtthJ ina»- the past three years been one of the sachievalte outstanding performers on the " B " oBbinatio " oi ! Squad football team, and those " B " « tiat mats Squad coaches will surely miss him next year when they want a tackle to :,eVcr.e=f give that " A " Squad some real oppo- sition. ..,.»i5to Football (4-3-2-1); Boxing (4-3); Lacrosse (4 ! Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. - • A private his Yearling summer, sev- entieth ranking Corporal his Second Class year, and second in command of " A " Company his First Class year, such was the program of Harry, and behind it is the silent story of true en- deavor. His intellectual qualities cou- pled with his determination to reach the top adequately served to keep him well within the first ten in academics. Neglecting the pretty pastimes of most of us, he spent his spare moments in pursuit of his studies, not so much for the sake of tenths, but rather because he is instilled with the desire of self- betterment. Unassuming and quiet, he lacks every characteristic of the " file - boner. " Harry Harris — true friend, soldier, and good fellow. He came and he conquered. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Football (4); La- crosse (4-3-2); Stars (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. 143 EDWARD MOSELEY HARRIS Los Angeles, California Senatorial, California • No radical is he, but rather one of the most level-headed, conscientious, straight-shooting men one may expect to find. His " savoir faire " and military- knowledge have stood him in good ste ad, enabling him to accomplish much. The fact that he managed a powerful Army team is no minor con- sideration in judging the capabilities of this Lochinvar. Easy to know, easier to like, and easiest to admire, his win- ning personality has won him alike both friends and admirers. Neither temperamental nor phlegmatic, his un- failing sense of proportion and ability to judge character have enabled him to make the most of opportunity. All in all, he is the sort of man who will go far in this world, and may he some day reach the top. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Football (3-2-1), Manager ' s Major " A " (1), Assistant Manager of Football (3-2), Equipment Manager of Football (1); Fencing (4); Pointer (4-3); Hundredth Night Show Construction Crew (4-3); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Expert. -- 1 HARRY JOHN HARRISON Braddock Township, Pennsylvania Army • We call him " Honest John " because of his frank and generous nature. His extreme modesty and his willingness to help a person in need have made him liked by all. He has been in " L " Company for four years and we have yet to see him angry. During his spare time he has mastered the game of la- crosse; for the last two years he has been varsity goalie. He is calm and serious about his work, yet he gets more fun out of life than many of us. From the Army, Harry came to us — to the Army, he returns, having left with us a living conception of a good sol- dier and a " keen file. " We hope it is only ' auf Wiedersehen! " Acting Sergeant (1); Football (4); Fencing (4); Lacrosse (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Monogram (3), Major " A " (2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. 144 BENJAMIN WALKER HAWES Maceo, Kentucky Second District, Kentucky w Ifft. CLARENCE CARL HAUG Spillville, Iowa Fourth District, Iowa • " Hello Stumpy " — and he always smiles at you. We have never known a man who enjoys the humorous side of life as sincerely as he does; if the joke should be on him, he laughs just as whole-heartedly. However, the wholesome sense of humor is just a part of his fine character. He has no enemies; upon making an acquaint- ance he just naturally adds another to his endless line of friends. This scholar is never too busy to pause and explain academics of any kind to the many who come to him. He knows baseball thoroughly and is excellent on the " hot corner. " Success will surely be his through all his life, for Stumpy is one of the best. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Football (4); Baseball (4-3-2-1), Major " A " (2-1); Class Election Committee (2-1); Engineer Football (2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. • If you walked into Benny ' s room any Saturday afternoon it is almost a cer- tainty that you found him sprawled out sound asleep; for sleeping is his main hobby, with boning correspond- ence running a close second. How- ever, in spite of his love for the above pastimes, he has been ambitious enough to earn a place on the wres- tling team. Sincerity, frankness, and a keen ability to differentiate between right and wrong, all qualities inherent in his character, prompted his class- mates to place him on the Honor Com- mittee. The Academic Departments have had him down several times, but never out; each time he proved to them that as long as there are twenty- four hours in a day , he cannot be 1 icked . Wrestling (4-3-2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. Til " ' ' rtlmiiirS • When Sailor left the Longhorn State for West Point he must have been sent as a good will ambassador, for he has been extolling the virtues of said state ever since. Along with this " sales talk " he has added long tales of ex- periences he underwent while in the merchant marine and has gained rec- ognition throughout the class for being a raconteur par excellence. Even now, though, his interest in the sea is still strong; no ship leaves West Point with- out his crihcal eyes having inspected her. With all his lore, Russell has been unusually popular with his classmates. His good humor and his pleasing per- sonality have gained him many friends. While not so fortunate in academics, he has never failed in a crisis. Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. RUSSELL LYNN HAWKINS Foster, Texas Ninth District, Texas BENJAMIN WHITE HECKEMEYER Webster Grove, Missouri First District, Arkansas • Benny can readily see the necessity of small towns and of farming country, but he just cannot be convinced that it is possible to live there. The big bright lights are his habitat; he could not exist without their glamor and excitement. Above everything else, Benny is a manager. He managed to sell wax (in the big cities) before he came here. Then here he managed to get through English successfully. First Class year as Captain, he managed " C " Company, when he took time out from managing the football team. In fact if it is at all possible Benny will manage to come out on top. He has a winning smile and a good line, and is a thoroughly charming fellow. Corporal (2), Captain (1); Football (4-3-2-1), Manager of Football (1), Manager ' s Major " A " (1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Class Vice President (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. WILLIAM LEE HEROLD Sutton, West Virginia Sixth District, West Virginia f FRANCIS REGIS HERALD Greensburg, Pennsylvania Thirty-first District, Pennsylvania , • Like Tuefelsdrockh in his high tower at Weissnichtoo, Frank sits in his room absorbed in philosophic reflections. Denuding life of all its glory, he bases his actions on such conclusions as the following: " Life spent under the stress of routine is only wasted. Life is a se- ries of wonderful experiences. For his own peace of mind one must never al- low himself to be dominated. One must be a man or a mouse. " A champion of personal rights, this carefree, hard- riding runt has stood flat-footed for his rights, and has let neither size nor rank intimidate him. His love of argu- ments, coupled with the ability to ex- press himself clearly, has made him the stormy center of many a heated discussion. O • Bill is one of those fortunate fellows endowed with an aptitude for almost any task that comes his way. His nat- ural skill and a fighting spirit have made him an aggressive opponent in any athletic contest. Though he pos- sesses a rare sense of humor and is naturally of a sanguine and jolly na- ture, no one can be more serious and sympathetic when occasion demands. Though tolerant and open-minded, he is unswervingly true to his own con- victions. He has an extraordinary amount of energy and an absolute, though by no means overbearing, self- confidence. These gualities, supple- mented by a spontaneous personality, have won for him a host of friends and have endeared him to the hearts of those who know him best. Football (4); Basketball (4); Cross Country (4); Track (3-2); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Pointer (4-3-2); Ritle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharp- shooter. JACK WALLIS HICKMAN McCook, Nebraska Army • The outstanding traits of this young Westerner are his independence, his loyalty, and his dependability. His fearless outspokenness has earned him the enmity of some, but the trust of all. His characteristic loyalty renders his friendship a rare and valuable posses- sion which may be counted upon to the last. Without any outward appear- ance of efficiency he can get more work done than six average men. His penetrating intellect coupled with an obstinate persistence justly gives the impression that any task entrusted to him will be thoroughly performed. When Hickman goes to Heaven he will kick down the Pearly Gates, shoot craps with Gabriel for his horn, and stride away loudly trumpeting " The Saint Louis Blues. " Engineer Football (2); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Pointer (4-3-2-1), Executive Editor (1), Pointer Board (1); Hundredth Night Show (3-2); Dialectic Society (1), Program Editor (1); Honor Committee (1); Stars (2); Mathematics Team (3); Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman. CLIFFORD WELLINGTON HILDEBRAll Brooklyn, New York Fourteenth District, New York • " Mr. Hildebrandt, where did you get this linseed oil for your rifle when there is none in the company? " " Sir, I sent home for it. " Such enterprise has marked all of Hildy ' s time at West Point. No lesson-slighting super-engi- neer, he began his course near the bottom of the class. He worked hard, and he played hard. With the persist- ency and determination of a true long- distance runner he has forged his way to the front of the race in academics, track, cross country, and chevrons. Never was there dissatisfaction with things as they were — no desire to ' ' grasp this sorry scheme of things en- tire and shatter it to bits. " Rather, " make the most of what we yet may spend. " Ave atgue Vale. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Track (4-3-2-1); Cross Country (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Mono- gram (3-2-1); Wrestling (2-1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marks- man. 148 HENRY LEWIS HILLE, JR. Collinsville, Oklahoma First District, Oklahoma GEORGE PLACE HILL, JR. Washington, D. C. Twenty-second District, Illinois • Curly, or better, " Fessor, " is a true flanker in every sense of the tall word. He is quite indifferent enough to enjoy a frigid fess more than a cold max. He can be wild as a boar on the loose or as tame as a kitten on the leash. How- ever, he is always cheerful. His hobby is teasing medicos. He can make his way into any hospital ward with a little influence over the timid doctors, but he never breaks in merely to dead- beat. His fun lies in having the faces of the doctors register rage. Once two of them had each marked him " duty " on successive preceding days. Who could ever grow morose with Fessor in the next alcove? Acting Corporal (3); Swimming (4); Rifle Ex- pert; Pistol Expert. • It required but ten minutes for Henry to decide to come to West Point; now he likes to weigh carefully anything about which he has to decide. He missed stars just enough to make him endurable, but he found plenty of ex- tra time for reading. He went to bed at late hours but never showed any ill effects from his after-taps hours with a book. Do not ever let his youthful-ap- pearing countenance mislead you; he blushes on the slightest provocation, but he remains calm and unruffled through the most disturbing experi- ences. That smile he always wears and the usual cheery word of his greeting make us regret that from now on we shall see each other only infrequently. Corporal (2), Acting Supply Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1); Howitzer (4-2-1), Company Rep- resentative (2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. - 149 m HORACE WILSON HINKLE Chrisney, Indiana Army • We early learned of Wil ' s hot temper when he said, " I hope you roast! " , in response to some ill-timed wise-crack- ing. But his better qualities are little known. Willing and able to teach, he has kept many Plebes proficient in conduct, despite their awe of the voice which summons " Ho Ped " from the basement to the fourth floor. He has a high sense of duty and honor which made him, even as a First Class buck, obey a Yearling corp. His will power combined with stick-to-it-iveness kept him on the rifle team fighting a flinch. The same qualities made him, without much natural ability, a star among intermurder cross country men. His character commands respect. Rifle (4-3); Pistol (3); Rifle Sharpshooter. RICHARD CATHCART HOPKINS Topeka, Kansas First District, Kansas • " Junior " is a combination of a red- comforter dead-beat and a stubborn Army mule. He will argue on any side of any question; however, he closes his arguments with a flashy smile that is more convincing than his logic. He knows every man in his class by his first name, and they all know him. The ideal hop manager, he always con- sidered it his duty to attend every hop. Sure, he ' s proud of the two sets of stars on his bathrobe. He was never content with an approved solution un- less he understood it. There is no finer trait in any man than to have the cour- age of his convictions, and we know that " Junior " will always stand by his guns. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Soccer (4-3), Numerals (4); Hop Manager (3-2-1); Goat Foot- ball (2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. JOHN NEVIN HOWELL Margate City, New Jersey Second District, New Jersey SANFORD WELSH HORSTMAN St. John, Kansas Seventh District, Kansas • Well known by few, but well liked and respected by all, that is Sandy. During his career in our midst he has adhered to the axiom ' ' be seen and not heard, " but in spite of, or perhaps be- cause of that, he has passed most of us in his approach to what West Point proposes to make of everyone. Con- trary to what one might be inclined to infer from the above, Sandy ' s path to- ward a successful and worth while four years at the Point has not been narrow in any sense of the word. Be- ing naturally industrious, he has gui- etly given his best on the athletic field, in the section room, and — yes, we will say at Cullum Hall. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Soccer (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (3-2-1); Swimming (4); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. • Happy-go-lucky Jack was one of those fortunate, envied athletes who spent their Plebe year at a training table and a good part of their Christmas leaves here with the boys. Jack and the D. of T. nearly came to blows at times, but then he could even be congenial to the worst of humanity; his amiable dis- position makes it an almost impossible task to irritate him. Always jolly and carefree, nevertheless, determined and serious enough to win his share of track and cross country meets, when Jack took up running together with wrestling he was merely " increasing the conseguences of victory, " and now one finds him ready for any sport from riding or sailing to throwing Moose Miller. Acting Corporal (3); Cross Country (4-3-2-1), Monogram (3-2); Wrestling (4-3), Numerals (4); Track (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Monogram (3), Major " A " (2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. 151 CHARLES JOSEPH HOY Nogales, Arizona District of Columbia National Guard • While at the Capitol as a page in the Senate, Charlie decided to trade those marble steps for these granite walls. Within these same walls he has never found enough academic pedantry to hold his interest for long. Cajolery or threat would never insure his reading a chem lesson or listening to a lecture when subject for a caricature was available. Forming friendships, how- ever, apparently was his first objec- tive and in that he excelled, for his friends include not only those who know him, but also those who have en- joyed the page after page of his car- toons in " The Pointer. " Certainly his friends have been impressed, as all were, by his keen wit, ready humor, and abundance of good nature. Baseball (4); Track (2); Boxing (4); Pointer (2-1), Humor Editor (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. DOWNS EUGENE INGRAM McElhattan, Pennsylvania Sixteenth District, Pennsylvania • Several days after that memorable July 1st so many years ago, when we began to look about us, we found lodged in one corner of a " Plebe heav- en, " one young man who seemed to remain unperturbed — a perfect model of eguilibrium in a sea of bewilder- ment. And so he has remained, de- spite herculean efforts on the part of the T. D., the Academic Board, and even of members of the weaker sex. Never indifferent, indeed one of the most prominent members of the Honor Committee, yet, well, you try to ruffle him or change him. We know him and like him for what he is and for what he will always be — more than our class- mate — our friend and part of us. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (1); Wrestling (4-2-1), Numerals (4); Pis- tol (2-1); Honor Committee (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. NHJIK- CHARLES JEPHTHIAH JEFFUS Lordsburg, New Mexico Army CARL THEODORE ISHAM Redlands, California Army • Our Swede!! The man who knows innumerable songs; the man who is ever ready with a befitting bit of hu- mor; the man whose Uterary talent and general knowledge of " little known things " is almost astounding. The quality of employing every minute to its best advantage has been more than useful to Swede, for, though he never wore stars, he spent many an hour un- raveling the mysteries of academics to the less fortunate of us. Furlough did one drastic thing to Swede; it aroused his latent musical ability. As a result " K " Company had the honor of hav- ing the one and only swinet player in the Corps. True friendship, the spirit of comradeship, and the will to do are the pleasant memories left to us by our Swede. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (1); Football (4); Fencing (4-3-2-1), Mana- ger (1), Manager ' s Minor " A " (1); Pointer (2-1), Contributing Editor (1); Crest Committee (4); Ring Committee (2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Ex- pert. • West Point has changed Jeff ' s out- look on life. He came to us determined to be a model cadet. He worked hard, won stars, and became highest rank- ing in his company. He was, however, too romantic, too human in his nature to endeavor to maintain this artificial status. He gradually began to live a life more in keeping with his nature. He lost a few files here and there; the stars ceased to gleam (but the dust was ever there); Jeff was getting far more out of cadet life than those whose thoughts were just of files. He loved women, cavalry, the outdoors, song, and Spanish. Jeff will be a good sol- dier, and he will enjoy life along the road. Vaya con Dios, Jeff. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Fencing (4-3-2-1), Minor " A " (2-1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. 153 • If you have any worries, just come around to see Johnny. He has that un- canny abiUty to make an unfortunate forget his troubles. During the gloom period many a " Con " or freshly dis- illusioned Yearling came to him in order to forget. It was by no magic power that he performed these mira- cles. His cheerful personality and his philosophic outlook on life were the reasons for his success. Do not gather that he is never serious; he has a just horror of anything half-done or a duty shirked. He has shown that he can be hard — the glint in his eye to th e back- slider does not denote mirth. Give him a job and it will be done right. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. ALBERT FREDERICK JOHNSON Greenville, Michigan Eighth District, Michigan EWING CHASE JOHNSON Columbus, Kansas Third District, Kansas • When Buster first came to West Point he already possessed in part the characteristics which West Point builds or develops in a man. He has a strict sense of duty and an inherited desire for order and neatness. He is a man who complains about the irksome duties of cadet life, but who gets up the next morning before reveille to see that these same duties are completed. However, he has a lighter side also. Ask the Barracks policeman how an electrified doorknob feels early in the morning. Ewing can laugh at jokes on himself as well as on others. He has a friendly nature and gets along well with everybody. What more can you say about a man? Corporal (2); Golf (4); Hundredth Night Show (2); Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher (3-2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. 154 - jj|Jl!JK GEORGE MADISON JONES Memphis, Tennessee Senatorial, Tennessee STANLEY TAGE BIRGER JOHNSON Ft. Thomas, Kentucky Sixth District, Kentucky E • Stages is perhaps the only cadet who ever graduated from high school as a Yearling. Such were the qualities of this man that his former Alma Mater sent him to us after only three years work. At the Academy he has been one of the most persistent of engineers. He is also a rifleman of no mean re- pute and the one man at the Academy who can claim a hole-in-one at golf. One look into his beaming counte- nance will reveal his Scandinavian ancestry; the stolidity of the Scandi- navian races has contributed a great deal to his success so far in life. This strength of character will also be the " raison d ' etre " for his continued suc- cess in future years. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (1); Indoor Rifle (4-3); Outdoor Rifle (4-3), Numerals (4), Monogram (3); Engineer Foot- ball (2); Howitzer (2-1), Associate Editor (1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. • George is an all around something- or-other. He is a goat, but only in such unimportant things as academics. He is quite an athlete, but he can sit down and rest without being a ' ' key jangler. " He can converse, but he can also keep still when silence is in order. He can be serious, but not any more often than is necessary. He is near enough cor- rect to keep reverses out of the room, but near enough incorrect to make liv- ing with him comfortable. He ' ll ask for advice when he needs it, and give it freely when he ' s asked for it (and not give it too often when he ' s not asked.) All in all, he has added a lot to our stay at West Point. Corporal (2); Lacrosse (4); Boxing (4.3-2-1), Numerals (4); Football (1); Goat Football (2); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. 155 PAUL MONTGOMERY JONES Cleveland, Tennessee Third District, Tennessee • Few men know his first name. His name from the first day we arrived was irrevocably " ' Red " . However, he can honestly claim the reddest hair in the Corps. Since his Plebe Christmas he has consistently lamented the fact that the next foundation would make him one of the " immortals, " but he still carries on. He usually manages to make his side of any argument the more logical. It must be admitted, how- ever, that he sometimes stoops to " shyster lawyer " tactics to accom- plish this. Red shoots straight from the shoulder and has the courage to stand by his convictions, no matter what the consequences may be. He will never be forgotten by the men with whom he has come in contact. Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. JOSEPH WATERS KEATING Washington, D. C. Eighth District, Virginia • Here is one man w?ho refused to let the system get under his skin. His dis- position remained serene and unruffled in the face of any reversal, and his ready willingness to enter into a " dis- cution " on " n ' importequel sujet " was ever a source of reassurance and con- solation during a bleak winter ' s C. Q. Joe could hoist his feet onto his table, light a skag, if he had any, and bring almost to reality Spring or Graduation or " the Car. " A keen observer of hu- man nature, he had a statement on everything — be it love affairs or differ- ential equations. Joe had the habit of leaving a multitude of things undone till the last minute; but he got them done and that ' s what counts. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Lacrosse (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Monogram (2); Foot- ball (4); Hundredth Night Show (3-2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. 156 ii i JOHN MASON KEMPER Manchester, New Hampshire First District, Vermont BURNIS MAYO KELLY Evarts, Kentucky Eleventh District, Kentucky • Kelly, or the " old lady " as he is more affectionately called by his intimates, is one of those persons who take what the moment chances to offer and pro- ceed to make the most of it. Worry? This is something he has yet to experi- ence in spite of the four year battle of Kaydet vs. Powers-That-Be. He was never happier than when he found himself zero point zero pro when the semi-annual skirmish had passed. He ' s serious when the time comes to be ser- ious, but the lid was always off when the last class had finished. His experi- ences here, and they have been many, are chiefly memorable to us for their hilarity. Goat Football (2); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. • For its imperishable renown the Corps is ever indebted to those of the Long Grey Line who, during four years of unrelenting exactions, relinquished not their zeal in the struggle for Duty — Honor — Country. John is ever an idealist. To him the standards of the Corps are sacred. Fortune has be- stowed upon him the attributes of cour- age, sincerity, honesty — upon these he has expanded. Others of his line have been before him; others will follow behind him. The former he regards with pride, the latter with ex- pectation. And we, contemporaries and classmates, regard him with all the esteem worthy of a soldier and a gentleman. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Captain and Regimental Adjutant (1); Soccer (4); Swimming (4-3-2-1); Track (4); Lacrosse (3-2-1), Manager of Lacrosse (1), Manager ' s Major " A " (1); Howitzer (4-3-1); Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher (3-2-1), Superintendent (1); Hundredth Night Show (3-2-1); Class President (2-1); Hop Manager (4-2); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. iOsM- 157 1 JAMES MOBLEY KIMBROUGH, JR. i Griffin, Georgia Sixth District, Georgia • Combine orange hair, white eye- brows, and the philosophy of a southern gentleman — if you can — and you will find yourself confronting one of Geor- gia ' s more unique productions. Life ' s unpleasantries bother Red not at all; he concerns himself only with its joys. He always has had an impossible story or, worse yet, a rumor that could not wait to be told later. Therefore, cer- tain of the local sages opine that the true " bull session " cannot exist sans the red-head. His habit of following his whims makes his future unpredict- able. Yet we veterans of " L " Co. are inclined to prophesy that denizens, be they male or female, of future haunts of the carrot-top, will always hail this master of British Science and reptilian art. Soccer (4-3-2); Tennis (4-3-2-1); Company Howitzer Representative (2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. ■ :? SAMUEL BARCUS KNOWLES, JR. New York, New York Nineteenth District, New York • For four long years Tex struggled determinedly against foundation and repeatedly defeated the Academic Department. He has at last won his bars in the truest sense. In spite of his difficulties, Tex has been one of the most sociable men in the class. He will laugh with you, complain with you, play tennis, or drag for you. Anything he does he enjoys; his policy is to take things easy and enjoy them as much as possible. Tex adds to this a high code of ideals which he strictly main- tains but forces on nobody. Although more would seem impossible, this tells but part of his story. His amiability and high ideals should prove the key to a successful career. Corporal (2), Acting Supply Sergeant (1); As- sistant Manager of Football (3); Chess Club (4-3-2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. 158 EDWARD KRAUS Erie, Pennsylvania Twenty-ninth District, Pennsylvania . ' York ELMER JOHN KOEHLER Buffalo, New York Forty-first District, New York i • Our own Elmer, inimitable, indiffer- ent, and incorrigible, won the coveted A.B. Second Class year and lost his Christmas leave. His name has been on the delinquency sheet more times than the tac ' s. He is admirable, in that he is extremely independent and has the courage of his convictions. If in- terested, he can accomplish more in less time than any other man in our class. He is " hivey, " but, unlike most engineers, he has not boned stars nor fought for tenths. He has used his mind for a far nobler purpose. He is unegualed as an academic coach, ex- plaining in a clear and easy manner the most intricate problems. What greater tribute can be paid him than to say, " He kept me from being found! " • The versatile Ed has talents along so many different lines that sometimes we have doubted that he is one per- son. In his room he might be found playmg the sax or flute or picking away at the guitar. Or if he were not at home, one might find him in the gym shooting a pistol, on the plain playing lacrosse, or running in the hills. After all this he has still found hme to read the newspapers and fic- tion, handle more than his share of correspondence and drags, occasion- ally help a Yearling with a Phil prob- lem, and rank well up in the class aca- demically. Whatever the job assigned him, he has always put into it every- thing he had and has done the job well. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Cross Coun- try (4-3-2), Monogram (2); Lacrosse (4); Pistol (3); Track (2); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Riflo Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. Football (4-2-1); Lacrosse (4-3); Bugle Notes (3-2-1), Editor (1); Pointer (1), Exchange Editor (1); Mathematics Squad (3); Hop Manager (4-3-2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. • Tommy Lang is a man having inher- ent and developed characteristics which immediately stamp him as un- usual. He is sincere and thoughtful, yet dynamic and ambitious. His ambi- tion is the kind v hich harms no one, but is the type, backed by a spirit of unselfishness, which helps many. Men will graduate from the Military Acad- emy in the next few years who owe their careers to Tommy Lang ' s ability and care as an academic coach. His perseverance and meticulous care of form made his work superior both on the athletic field and in the academic section room. Social adaptability sup- ported by reserve and attractiveness lead him to be popular in the hop room. We all will some day be proud of Tommy Lang. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Reg- imental Sergeant Major (1), Lieutenant and Battalion Adjutant (1); Lacrosse (4-3-2-1), Major " A " (3-2-1); Hockey (4); Swimming (2); Class Crest Committee (4); Ring Committee (2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. CORNELIS deWITT WILLCOX LANG Pass Christian, Mississippi Sixth District, Mississippi ' - -=- ' " JAMES DE VORE LANG Sioux City, Iowa Iowa National Guard ■m • An engineer, but the very antithesis of the dyed-in-wool type which that title brings to mind, Jim was never one to let the mysteries of academics re- main long hidden. At the same time, however, he was ever ready to be one of the goats in their less studious but more sociable pursuits. Renowned as a coach, he was never known to re- fuse aid to those stricken with aca- demic troubles. Blind drags caused him to join that group of martyrs who seldom miss the weekly " debauch " at Cullum. With his ability to overcome whatever obstacles may oppose him and then to lay aside all cares and get the most enjoyment out of life, Jim should really be at home in the Army. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Engineer Football (2); Pointer (4-3-2-1), Pointer Board (1), Circulation Manager (1); Hundredth Night Show (2); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. 160 l WILLIAM WINSTON LAPSLEY Selma, Alabama Fourth District, Alabama • Entering West Point after a protract- ed absence from the influence of aca- demics, Bill proceeded with seeming- ly small effort to make his mark. He did not experience the dread that ca- dets usually have of academics. In fact he found so much free time that he was able to take part in several sports. Bill ' s outstanding characteristic is his ability to carry a convincing ar- gument. Whether the argument be about trivial matters, or about ques- tions of national importance. Bill ' s slow, confident voice brings forth his invincible logic. Seriously, one can say that Bill ' s friendship is all to be desired. Four years of association have borne out that fact. It is believed sin- cerely that Bill ' s friends will profit much by their contact with him. Corporal (2); Wrestling (4-3); Pistol (3-2-1), Captdin of Pistol (1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. RALPH OSBORN LASHLEY Richmond, Indiana Sixth District, Indiana • When all about him are getting in an uproar. Ripper maintains the even tenor of his ways. He has a tenacity of purpose, and he will support his con- victions with unswerving persever- ance. He possesses, nevertheless, that quality of open-minded ness so admired by all and attained by so few. The pres- ent to Rip is a means to an end, and he looked with equanimity upon the ups and downs of cadet life. He has a rare sense of humor, a generous disposi- tion, and an ever ready willingness to lend a hand. In spite of Rip ' s unending series of skirmishes with constituted authority, his own philosophical atti- tude has led him through these frays undaunted. His is a friendship to cul- tivate and to cherish. Track (4); Pistol (3); Wrestling (2-1); Rifle Ex- pert; Pistol Expert. ' 161 • They called him " Happy " at home, but after the first week of Beast Bar- racks Harry became somewhat de- jected. Not yet has he been able to rid himself of some of the dislikes he found then. He has stuck right with us, nev- ertheless, and has fought to a winning finish. Being rather " hivey, " the Nino has experienced none of the major difficulties of cadet days, and we feel sure that he will be among our intel- lectual leaders in the years to come. Never lost for want of a good rumor, he is a character whose memory will be pleasantly cherished. Nino has never been known to refuse a request. Working an elusive problem or giving his last skag makes him equally happy. Wrestling (3-2-1), Manager of Wrestling (I), Manager ' s Minor " A " (1); Pointer (4-3-2-1), Pointer Board (1), Business Manager (1); Equip- ment Committee (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. HARRY JACOB LEMLEY, JR. Hope, Arkansas Seventh District, Arkansas S CHARLES FREDERICK LEONARD, JR: St. Petersburg, Florida At Large • Charlie has told us of duck shooting and deer hunting out where West Point is only a postmark, and, if one may believe a confirmed fisherman, Idaho is certainly the land of hungry trout. Not content with a one-sided de- velopment, Charlie has perfected him- self in the arts, social and military. A more punctilious hop manager has never graced the ceremonial rug of Cullum Hall. His ability with the rifle and pistol and his stripes prove his military aptitude. He has been sorely tried by his two roommates, but his un- failing sense of humor has always car- ried him through the crises. Charlie is a man who should be able to meas- ure up to any standards that may be set for him in the future. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Lacrosse (4); Cross Country (3-2-1), Mono- gram (3-2); Track (3-2-1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Hop Manager (2-1); Hundredth Night Show Chorus (3-2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. 162 . |;LI!K EMERSON OLIVER LIESSMAN Bismarck, North Dakota Senatorial, North Dakota lHP ..ilk ' p: ' HARRY JAMES LEWIS Milwaukee, Wisconsin Army • H. J. is a man who boasts of n -v : having been on the area. Once he had nine demerits for the month in Second Class year, but he has never gone over. He came here from the army and he worked up from the lower half of the class to be in three first sections at the beginning of First Class year. His ability with a camera and paint brush is hard to equal. But studies and pho- tography are not his only accomplish- ments; almost any afternoon he could be found on a tennis court, running cross country in the hills, or coaching somebody in academics. It ' s with the best wishes that we see him go out into the service. Cross Country (4); Hundredth Night Show Construction Crew (4-3-2-1); Rifle Sharpshoot- er; Pistol Expert. • Siberia! Egypt! Rio de Janeiro! Sing- apore! Whenever writ time came " The Ole Lady ' s " mind instinctively turned to these places, because he knew that he would be found and because his ambition is to see them. However, the nearest he ever came to them was Yearling June when he achieved over- night fame by gethng 0.1 out 6.0, thereby having to max the last two writs. Needless to say he did. He there- fore merely traveled to North Dakota instead of to the places of his dreams. Despite his tribulations Liess remained full of fun and was never happier than when he could break loose. He will be remembered as big Indian Chief " Me- puttem-out-lights. " It is with regret that we say to Liess, " So long! " Pistol (3-2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. 163 NORMAN ARTHUR LOEB Dunkirk, New York Forty-third District, New York • There are, both in and out of our world here, men who lend themselves uncomplainingly to becoming the butt of humor, both good and bad, and men who accept razzing and cruel jokes when others must laugh or turn sour. Norm gave us an object lesson as to why the quieter, less assuming, more charitable peoples of the earth are the targets for the aggressive, ar- rogant, and more selfish. We harassed him for his seriousness and derided him for an idealism that he has re- tained so long after we dropped ours for more material and imperative rea- sons. Still, way down in our hearts, we knew that we envied and respected the man for his even humor, his seri- ousness, and his idealism. Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. ROBERT CLARENCE McDONALD, JR.I Washirigton, D. C. Fourth District, Texas • Quiet, intelligent, athletic — these three words describe Mac most appro- priately. However, his quietness is not that of an introvert. In fact, he is con- stantly bringing forth new ideas, which, unfortunately, he insists that we join him in executing. He ranked well above the average in academics, and with a little more effort could have ranked much higher. He never wor- ried much about assigned studies, as the greater portion of his time was oc- cupied with cultural improvement. Extremely versatile in most sports, he has chosen lacrosse as his favorite; each spring and fall he diligently per- fects his game. He is a product of a re- nowned sedentary organization, and so " C " Co. is justly proud of its ath- letic representative. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Lacrosse (3-2-1), Monogram (2); Hundredth Night Show (4); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. 164 McDonald, tetc-fa Ktneiscor:- ew ideas, iTiists that Heiaiii«i in academics, oftcouldliave leneverwor- ed stadia as taiewasoc- s!g»its,be his favorite: iligeniypef- :rodi;cto!aK- DUCAT McENTEE Saugerties, New York Senatorial, New Jersey • With the background of a whole family of military men to guide him, it is natural that Duke should have done well at West Point. One of his well founded beliefs is that work to be done should be done promptly and effec- tively. As a result of energy effectively spent, he has been a " make " since Yearling summer. Duke ' s energy has been manifest on the playing fields as well as in the serious side of life here. He has competed in sports during all three sport seasons of each year. His hearty friendliness and easy manner led him into difficulties with the Aca- demic Board. But now he has caught his breath in the Class of ' 35, and will graduate with a strengthened hold on a military career. Acting Color Corporal (3), Color Corporal (2), Captain (1); Football (4-3-2); Hockey (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4); Baseball (4-3-2), Numerals (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. JAMES LOUIS McGEHEE Picayune, Mississippi Arnriy -n. • Just as we know little about a mine until we penetrate the surface, we don ' t know very much about Jimmie until we get beneath his exterior. Curt at times, he has fooled those of us who have not noticed the twinkle in his eye. Firm when carrying responsibil- ity, he ' s hard on Plebes; yet not as hard as he seems, for he can r elax to kindness in a second. An athlete of no mean ability, though a little too lazy to parhcipate on a Corps Sguad, Jimmie is one of those lucky fellows blessed with the most patient and pleasant of dispositions. He ' s enthusiashc and full of the devil at times, as compan- ions of a week-end will avow. A con- genial roommate and a true friend. Gymnasium (4); Track (3); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. 165 m FRANCIS MARK McGOLDRICK Lee, Massachusetts Army • No, he ' s neither a lace curtain nor a shanty Irishman. His dishke for the elegant in literature brought him near a turnout writ several times, and his pleasant and agreeable manner has fooled people into believing that they could take advantage of him. His tact and his understanding are as surpris- ing as his willingness to aid people; if there is a difficult problem in mechan- ics, Mac will explain it. He is generous both with his time and with his knowl- edge. Indifferent, yes, he has carried his rifle at a more or less military angle for four years, and has been within striking distance of chevrons only once. A real First Class private, he proves that the bucks are the cream of the Corps. Rifle (4); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. AUTREY JOSEPH MAROUN Shreveport, Louisiana Fourth District, Louisiana • " O-trey " first came to our attenhon in Beast Barracks because of his end- less lates. But he finally mastered the late situation. In fact we well remem- ber our Second Class year when we were awakened daily by the clank of his waste basket in the hall, rather than the reveille bell. He was last man in drawing, yet he drove a first sec- tion in Spic. We know him better, however, for his sincerity and for his faithfulness to his work and to his friends. If ever a man can be said to have a heart of gold, this is the man. We feel that these words truly fail to portray the many unusually fine and manly gualities that are " O-trey ' s. " Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. MUli . 166 . NATHANIEL MACON MARTIN Washington, D. C. Honor School GEORGE FREDERICK MARSHALL " " " " Jacksonville, Florida - " Fourth District, Florida • George is a man with a mind ol :.,. own. He is totally unafraid of speaking exactly what he thinks, be it to the lowliest Plebe or to the Powers-That- Be. This steady man from the South with characteristic nonchalance has turned aside the blows of the Tactical Department and the thrusts of the Aca- demic Board. In fact the fiery steeds of the 10th Cavalry were the only crea- tures capable of upsetting him during his four years at West Point. When all about him were in a flurry, George kept his calm composure. However, he does not wait for things to come to him. As Plebe athletic coach and good- will representative to eastern cam- puses, he accomplished his job thor- oughly. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting First Sergeant (1); Football (4-3-2-1), Plebe Coach (1); Baseball (4); A.B.; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pis- tol Sharpshooter. • Right from his start as a Plebe, Nat ' s motto has been ' ' anything worth doing is worth doing well. " Serious, but pos- sessing a ready sense of humor; mili- tary, but far from being a file-boner; studious, though not to such an extent to prevent his enjoying good music, good books, and sports; he has risen high in the eyes of the authorities. His sincerity, good disposition, and willingness to help others have placed him high in the hearts of his class- mates. He possesses the ever desired quality of knowing what to do, and when to do it, whether on the drill field, at a social gathering, or when among the boys. A real gentleman, a generous friend, a true soldier, and a darn good " wife. " Corporal (2), Acting First Sergeant (1), Lieu- tenant (1); Soccer (4); Polo (4-3); Bugle Notes (2-1); Business Manager (1); Hop Manager (2-1); Equipment Committee (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. 167 • " A man you wouldn ' t like to meet in a dark alley, " is what you might say the first time you ever saw Bill. But your first impression couldn ' t be more wrong. Bill is one of the kindest and most agreeable men of our class. He is rarely perturbed by the occurrences of life. He takes life easy when and where possible, but can be the picture of energy when necessary. He is afraid of nothing. Perhaps that ex- plains his domination of the studies that once almost threw him for a loss, and it certainly explains his power on the track and football field. So let us drink a toast to Bill ' s happiness and success and hope that sometime, some- where, we will be reunited with him. Acting Corporal (3), Acting Sergeant (1); Foot- ball (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Major " A " (2-1); Basketball (4-3-2-1), Plebe Coach (3-2-1); Track (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Monogram (3-2); Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman. WILLIAM VINCENT MARTZ Pottsville, Pennsylvania Thirteenth District, Pennsylvania ALBERT AMBROSE MATYAS Brooklyn, New York New York National Guard X 1 • Hard work and consta nt effort have characterized Al ' s four years at West Point. He bent his mind and body not only to academic and military affairs, but to gaining great proficiency in wielding the lacrosse stick. Those who have not known Al, can little realize what a true friend he is. His good na- ture makes him an enjoyable com- panion. When he is once won over, you have for life a pal who is ready to stand by you. Although he is con- scientious, his labors have been as yet unrewarded, and we find Al a mem- ber of that growing organization of W. F. C. B. ' s. But the Army is a large vineyard in which to work, and Matty will gather in its fruits after graduation. Football (4); Lacrosse (4-3-2); Catholic Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter. 168 ALVIN LOUIS MENTE, JR. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Thirty-fourth District, Pennsylvania WILLIAM BRADFORD MEANS Boone, Iowa Tenth District, Iowa r w. • Brad — singer of ditties, teller " i grinds, player of jokes — has done more than his share in making our lives more enjoyable. His floor of Bar- racks and his corner of the train on football trips have always been the haven of those in search of entertain- ment. But he has, too, a more serious side which is equally well developed. As a critic he is unsurpassed; when he doesn ' t like something, the world hears of it. But along with his outspoken frankness, which tends to be destruc- tive, go his fatherly advice and friend- ly help which are at all times con- structive. We leave this lover of fun with full realization that he has been a fine roommate and always will be a real friend. Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Hundredth Night Show Chorus (4-3); Pistol Marksman. • A true son of the Emerald Isle by name and nature, but Pennsylvania calls him her own. This is the heritage of which only Pat could be worthy. To have succeeded in adapting himself to the vicissitudes of West Point and at the same time to have been successful m all his endeavors, is an achievement of which Alvin can well be proud. He has spent his four years utterly oblivi- ous to the enticements of the red com- forter; activity is the keynote of his very existence. His P. D. sense of hu- mor plus a ready wit have helped us keep smiling through many setbacks. Plebedom and the other three years would certainly have been a dull mo- notony without h;s presence. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2); Football (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4); Hockey (4); Lacrosse (4), Numerals (4); Baseball (2-1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Pomter (2), Second Class Sports Editor (2); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksmar. 169 JOHN ALFRED METCALFE Birmingham, Alabama Senatorial, Alabama • Jeeves, as he is known to the Corps, is truly a most remarkable individual to those fev v ho know him. To others he is quiet and reserved. Nobody, however, can overlook the character and will which lurk behind his appar- ently unconcerned southern counte- nance. Most people go through life with many varied aims and interests, all acting divergently and simultane- ously . Jeeves avoids this waste of energy by specializing. He is endowed with an ability to grasp the essentials of a lesson after first call. He has an air of tolerance, a dislike of everything tainted with narrowness, and an out- look of equanimity on the many tri- umphs and failures of cadet life. He has, moreover, an abhorrence of false overtures or anything that isn ' t nat- ural. CARL W. MILLER Bath, New York Arnay ■ • It is a difficult task to pry into the ever-present cloak of quiet reserve that surrounds Moose. His unruffled serenity in the face of continual, none- too-gentle hazings from two room- mates, and above all the fact that he has never run amuck are all evidences of his even temperament. But on the mat and beneath the scrimmage he is a different Moose — our heavyweight, physically powerful muckering wres- tler and rangy tackle of the big team. And in the section room too he is as- sured of success when he growls forth his habitual " I ' m tellin ' yuh. " We leave him with a true realization of his greatness and with the knowledge that he was the ultimate in cadet wife- hood. Acting Sergeant (1); Football (4-3-2-1), Num- erals (4), Major " A " (2-1); Wrestling (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (3-2-1); Lacrosse (4-3); Track (2-1); Rifle Marksman. 170 CLAIR BEVERLY MITCHELL Huntsville, Alabama At Large RUSSET .T. MELROY MINER HHE. IM Binghamton, New York » k 1 Thirty- fourth District, New York 1 — m ■M ■1 -r -I prf into tlie • Red, the boy from Binghamton, has r ' n iiiet reserve never failed to impress everyone with HsunrulBed his smile. Whenever he is in doubt, a .faalme- broad grin comes over his face, and : !» ' o room- he makes a stab at the answer. He is e (act tot he not inclined to take life or himself too jllevidences seriously. His virgin sleeve gives evi- •Jut on the dence that he has not striven for the -aaqeteis heavyweight, cienngwres- febigteam. niooheisas- coveted chevrons. In addition to his seriousness in his work and in his play Red has a habit of taking part in what ever fun there is available. Red, though not a star, has athletic ability which .growlsiorth V tATinihiS has made him a prominent figure on the gridiron. We hate to part company with this fellow, but mind less, know itotionoini ' ,e bow ing that he does not forget his friends • Mike is a real Army man. Raised in the cavalry, then suddenly thrust into the backwoods of Virginia, he re- turned to his first love, the Army. He spent Plebe year being an engineer, but he soon branched out into more military pursuits. His policy of doing his best at all times has carried him through four successful years at West Point. His fatherly advice to Plebes, a semi-annual event, shows best his con- cern for those associated with him and for the traditions of West Point. His innate qualities of leadership have bloomed here. His only drawbacks, if they can be called such, are his com- plete faith in himself and in his ability to do anything by hard work, and an all consuming ambition. Corporal (2), Acting Supply Sergeant (1), Lieu- tenant (1): Soccer (4); Track (3-2-1); Pointer (2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. Football (4-3-2-1); Boxing (4); Baseball (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. 171 SAMUEL CUMMINGS MITCHELL Opelika, Alabama Third District, Alabama • Mike is intensely practical in his be- liefs and actions, and speaks only after careful reflection. Nevertheless, he has a disarming smile, a ready wit, and appropriate words for tense situa- tions. Mitch always studied for his own information rather than for files or tenths, yet he ranks in the upper half of the class. He never enjoyed litera- ture, history, or languages although he made commendable records in these subjects. On the other hand, he de- voted his willing attention to such sub- jects as physics, electricity, tactics, and engineering. He certainly made a mod- el roommate; during his four years he has continually answered the question ' Can you work this problem? ' ' His fair- ness, sincerity, capability, and cordial- ity draw admiration and respect from all who know him. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Class Election Committee (2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. VERNON P. MOCK Pocahontas, Arkansas Second District, Arkansas • V. P. is an unusual combination of Arkansas bumpkin, New York sophis- ticate, Southern idealist, and Yankee trader. It has been interesting to watch his transition from a hide-bound ob- servance of the P ' s and Q ' s of the Blue Book to his present pose of studied in- difference to rules and regulations. He achieved the ultimate during his First Class year when he was caught out after taps during field manoeuvres — a unique distinction for such an of- fense. Capable, efficient, and hard working, he organized one of the best business staffs the " Howitzer " has ever had. Quick-witted, sometimes sensitive, tactful but determined, high- ly idealistic at heart but usually wear- ing a disillusioned expression, he often gives the impression that he is think- ing beyond you. Howitzer (4-3-2-1), Business Manager (1), How- itzer Board (1); June Week Program Committee (2-1); Chairman Christmas Card Committee (1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman. 172 i JOSEPH CHARLES MOORE Canton, Illinois Fifteenth District, Illinois • After three years of college in the Middle West, Joe, with his unusual skill of making hard things easy, en- tered West Point. We have found this lad to be a steady, earnest, thorough- going chap. Joe has that indefinable something that invariably makes one conscious of his force and strength of character. Our daily contacts with him over a period of four years have justified our early conclusions that " here is a man. " His seriousness, how- ever, is nicely tempered by a zest for the pursuit of happiness. Our parting is at once marked by sorrow and joy — sorrow at leaving him now, and joy at the thought that some of us will have the pleasure of serving with him. Acting Corporal (3), Acting Sergeant (1); Foot- ball (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4); Lacrosse (4-3-2), Numerals (4), Monogram (2); Camp Illumina- tion (1); Howitzer (1), Athletic Editor (1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. ORIN HOUSTON MOORE Winchester, Tennessee Fifth District, Tennessee • Four years can scarcely be consid- ered ample time to discover complete- ly the characteristics of one man, for to fail to recognize one of them would be to do him a rank injustice. And when he is possessed of such personal reserve, the task becomes more diffi- cult. However, we have realized that one of such depth of sincerity, height of ambition, and tenacity of purpose must necessarily be a welcome addi- tion to our ranks, regardless of the branch or position in which we find him. We have discovered a friend in whom our secrets can be safely con- fided, and whose unselfish attitude has never found reason to refuse us our slightest desire. Loads of luck, Moore, and may we ever be counted among your friends. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Manager of Basketball (1), Manager ' s Major " A " (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. j liP»8« 173 JOHN BROWN MORGAN Shamokin, Pennsylvania Seventeenth District, Pennsylvania • " Got any cigarettes, Butch? " " No, I don ' t! " But one, or even two, or three can ' t convince him either to buy some skags or to overcome the P. D. influ- ence. Of his many vices, Butch ' s pow- erful weakness for other people ' s cig- arettes is a perpetual economic men- ace to cadet society. Much younger than his years . . . procrashnator . . . many ideas but few deeds . . . dis- trusts people whose pictures displease him . . . sympathizes with the meek and downtrodden . . . explodes with violent impatience over academic as- signments . . . vociferous storms . . . possesses unstable sense of humor . . . talks and walks in his sleep . . . has a pain in his side and other evidences of hypochondria. Motto: " The easiest way for Morgan, the hardest way for everyone else! " His virtues are com- mon knowledge. Gymnasium (4-3); Soccer (1); Hundredth Night Show (2); Company Howitzer Representative (2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter. ROBERT MORRIS Hannpton, Virginia Virginia National Guard • Here ' s a gentleman, who, whenever there is a rough-house going on or there is devilment stalking the corri- dors of Barracks, is sure to be involved. Yobbie would rather be laughing and enjoying life than looking at its more serious side. Academics really never bother him. He has never entered the ranks of the engineers, but his being in the first half of the class is an ac- complishment many of us have striven to attain. And he is good at baseball too — at second base and at the plate. Where this dynamic little man gets his energy, no one has been able to discover. Whether in a conversation, athletics, or academics he puts into it zest that is truly in keeping with his happy nature. Basketball (4-3); Baseball (4-3-2-1), Major " A " (2-1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. 174 FRANCIS JOHNSTONE MURDOCH, JR. Salisbury, North Carolina Eighth District, North Carolina JOHN TRUEHEART MOSBY Roanoke, Virginia Sixth District, Virginia • Jack would undoubtedly have been an engineer if he had thought it nec- essary to study while others were la- boring. In spite of being a goat, he has admirable determination and the high- est ambitions. If he does not succeed in the accepted sense of the word, he will " succeed through failure " as Browning would have it. Jack sincere- ly believes that " All instincts imma- ture, all purposes unsure " will count in the final balance. He will always succeed by this standard, because of the admirable determination and the highest of ambitions that always char- acterize all his actions. Although Jack is quiet and unassuming we shall ever feel the bonds of his cherished friendship. His sincere attitude will certainly win him happiness wherever • Frank has one of the most endearing of all qualities, a natural politeness which was born a part of him. This is one of the chief reasons why he has never lacked loyal friends. He has the faculty of improving as he goes along, and this applies no less to his serious pursuits than to his personal graces. Each of his years at the Academy has been marked by progress — physical, professional, and mental. He will nev- er be a file-boner, because he scorns files as a goal for endeavor; but he will always be among the leaders in any field, for his natural talents and his constant effort, added to sound judgment and a sense of humor, will have given him the necessary equip- ment. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Honor Committee (1); Election Committee (2-1); Camp Illumina- tion Committee (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. he goes. Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Expert. 175 DANIEL JOHN MURPHY New York, New York Twenty-fourth District, New York - V • Jack is the genuine combination of an idealistic dreamer and a practical realist. During his four years with us his dreams of the future have changed but little. Instead they have cheered his practical side along towards the goal which he set for himself — that of being a true cadet and a gentleman. Work seemed to be second nature to him, and he devoted himself to all things with diligence. There is no bet- ter example of his unsung zeal than his enthusiastic work in gymnastics. Discreet in all his actions, he is able to cope with any problem. Finally he pos- sesses a frank and friendly nature. All of these, combined with a love for the beautiful, make Jack one not to be for- gotten. Corporal (2); Gymnasium (4-3-2-1), Manager of Gymnasium (1), Manager ' s Minor " A " (1); Pointer (4-3-2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. WILLIAM ROBERT MURRIN Benham, Kentucky Senatorial, Kentucky • Calm and pleasant were the heavens when Bob was ushered into our world. Their spirit through those past twenty- one years has been bountifully radi- ated from this good-natured son of the South. The clear blue of his eyes and the curl of his dark hair would denote to the stranger a lovable personality. We alone can appreciate his consis- tency of good cheer and his strength of character. It is a tradition that few men of Kentucky survive the battle of tenths at West Point. Bob, disregard- ing the hoax, has inclined toward the engineer sections. He has shown heels to the fast ones on the track, read a lot of good books, and inculcated the spirit of the Corps in his own shining life. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Track (4-3- 2-1); Basketball (4); Rifle Marksman. 176 EUGENE NALL Atmore, Alabama Army }mW- ' ' ' " THOMAS CEBERN MUSGRAVE, JR. Atlanta, Georgia Ninth District, Kentucky • From our impressions gained througli four years of companionship witfi hiim, we can predict for Tommy Musgrave a successful future. His ever-present well groomed appearance coupled with energy, endurance, and athletic ability characterize Tom and make him outstanding. His response to en- couragement, praise, or admiration is rapid, and, finally, he seems to lack absolutely any trace of physical fear. Mistakes in judgment, tact, or even tactics Tommy may make, but never, I think, will he be slow m rectifying his errors and never will he cease to strive for perfection. As a companion, classmate, and friend, Musgrave has ranked high in our estimation as one whom it has been a pleasure to know during the four years in cadet grey. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Polo (4-3-2); Hundredth Night Show Stage Crew (2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. • Gene is a true soldier who takes things as they come and who never complains. He has learned not to fight the situation, and with the soldier ' s high conception of duty he performs his own duty regardless of his own personal likes or dislikes in the matter. Gene is always in a good humor; no matter how hard the day, his cheerful manner proves that he can take it. It is doubtful if he has ever refused a friend a favor, for he is always willing to do anything in his power to help — whether it be to take a blind drag or make your bed when you are coming in late. Gene is admired and respected throughout the Corps. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Boxing (3-2-1), Manager of Boxing (1), Man- ager ' s Minor " A " (I); Track (4); Indoor Rifle (4); Pointer (2-1), Advertising Manager (1), Pointer Board (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. 177 • June is ever-ready for anything and everything, partial to none and benev- olent toward all. He is the true " John- ny on the spot, " ready to help one in need at all times. The people out in Illinois sent him off to West Point with a thousand rousing cheers and cannot understand yet why he was not made First Captain — he blames it on the Academic Department. A study with June sitting deep in a chair, his feet on the desk, a half-smoked cigarette in his hand, and an open book in his lap, seems best to portray his nature. His philanthropic practices have gained him friends throughout the Corps. Many sad thoughts come with gradua- tion, for losing a roommate such as June makes it so. Corporal (2), Acting Supply Sergeant (1); Wrestling (4-3-2-1), Minor " A " (2-1), Captain of Wrestling (1); Track (4-1); Goat Football (2); Company Howitzer Representative (2-1); Chair- man of the Fourth Class Club Committee (4); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. JOHN NEIGER Springfield, Illinois Fourteenth District, Illinois RUSSELL EUGEUNE NICHOLLS Bryan, Ohio Army • We ' ve known Nick a good many years — ever since he was a prospec- tive " shave-tail " in golden Hawaii. In all that time we ' ve never heard a surly remark leave his good natured counte- nance. Always willing to assist a class- mate, he has inconvenienced himself upon innumerable occasions in order to lead some less scientifically minded struggler through the labyrinth of cur- ricular endeavors. Steely when occa- sion arises, yet kindly, he may be trusted to carry out his orders to the best of his ability, and his ability is boundless. Although not a Corps sguad athlete, he has by his untiring interest and illimitable energy materially aid- ed Jenkins ' s wrestlers. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. 178 GEORGE BRENDAN O ' CONNOR New York City Twelfth District, New York ELLERY WILLIS NILES, JR. North Chesterville, Maine Second District, Maine • Niles has added to typical Maine in- dustry and reliability a dash of Bos- tonian knowledge of the correctness of things. With an enviable mental at- titude and a high sense of duty, his record has been one of consistent de- velopment. Independent in thought, forceful, efficient without partiality, he may be depended upon in an emerg- ency. His perseverance is phenome- nal; threatsand cajolery do not produce a Biography Section and it is due di- rectly to his tireless effort that slightly befuddled classmates have been in- duced to drag reticent wives from un- der the bushel for " Howitzer " readers. As for the lighter stuff — a hard fought game of water soccer or a few melo- dious moments with Jan Garber are his chosen forms of relaxation. • Having become better acquainted with Okey during the past two years, we cannot help wishing that he had been with us throughout our four years. But he has never been a stranger to us, because we saw Beast Barracks to- gether. Babe ' s outstanding qualities are his unusual frankness and sinceri- ty. To him a spade is a spade, and he has the courage of his convictions to call it such. His generosity has won our hearts; he will give you his last skag and bum a match to light it for you. His artistic leanings sometimes in- terfered with his studies, for he would much rather work with a pen or brush than with a slide rule. We are mighty proud to number Okey among our friends. Acting Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Soc- cer (4); Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teach- er (2-1), Acolyte (1); Pointer (1); Hop Manager (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Swimming (3-2-1); Howitzer (2-1), Biography Editor (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. 179 GEORGE ROBERT OGLESBY, JR. Pine Bush, New York Army • If he possessed no attractive quali- ties other than his spontaneous wit and unfaihng sense of humor, the Baron of Pine Bush would fit into any society. Always the center of a group of nod- ding heads, George is ever a fertile contributor to any agitation. But to know Ogle is to appreciate his deeper qualities. While his ready smile and hearty laugh are known to all, few are aware of the dogged determination and staunchness that were the driving force behind two years of plugging in the regular Army in order to enter these grey walls. We admire him chief- ly for his persistence, his level-head- edness, his disdain for the superficial, and his ability to see the humor in any situation. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Soccer (4-3); Wrestling (4-3); Baseball (4-3); Pistol (2); Ca- det Chapel Choir (3); Hundredth Night Show (3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. WILLIAM PIERCE O ' NEAL New Orleans, Louisiana Senatorial, Louisiana V- o Early Yearling year Billy signed on with Morpheus and the National Broadcasting Company only to find the Guard tugging gleefully at his shoulder while murmuring " ... class formation . . . and . . . sorry about your radio. " But this never seemed to bother the man who early budgeted his time in a manner that was the envy of the less fortunate. Half his hours for gym and half for fiction has been Billy ' s New Deal to the Army. Along the Cos- mo line he had to admit a slight defeat when the Academic Department sent two of his " wives " merrily off. During a conversation, Billy can go off on any tangent desired. Willing to aid a class- mate at any time, Billy would even surrender his Constitutional Rights to drag blind. Pistol (2-1); Fishing Club ( Pistol Expert. ; Rifle Sharpshooter; 180 L FRANK ALEXANDER OSMANSKI Alden, Pennsylvania Twelfth District, Pennsylvania EUGENE CHARLES ORTH, JR. White Plains, New York Sixth District, New York • If you admire a ready smile, if yoii can appreciate singleness of purpose, then you know Gene. Gene was no hivey engineer, nor was he the most dissy in the class. Yet, he was ever able to defeat the Academic Depart- ment, and he never allowed the Tac ' s to disturb his poise. As a Plebe he was undaunted, as a Yearling he went the way of all Yearlings, as a Second Class- man he did not recover, as a First Classman we did not expect him to. Always accepting things as they came, Gene directed his best efforts to the successful accomplishment of each task which confronted him. The mem- ory of four years of work and play with Gene will be, indeed, pleasant. Pointer (4-3-2); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marks- • As a result of his work Plebe year Putz earned stars. Yearling year he de- cided that letter writing and philoso- phy were far more interesting than anything the Academic Board pre- scribed, and as a conseguence the stars left his collar. It is a safe bet that he has spent less time on academics than any other man in the class. His worst vice is neatness. Many are the lates he has run in order to carefully fold and hang up his towel, and his well shined shoes and brass are fa- mous throughout the Corps. He is a prodigal spender and as a result he lost Christmas leave and week-ends. However, these losses have not chang- ed his disposition or his quiet, friendly manner. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Reg- imental Supply Sergeant (1); Lecture Commit- tee (2-1), Chairman (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pis- tol Marksman. 181 JOHN RICHARDS PARKER Salt Lake City, Utah Senatorial, Utah • John has two dominant characteris- tics. One is an avid curiosity, and the other is a desire for absolute peace during study hours. One example of the limits he will go in order to inves- tigate anything i s his deliberately learning to smoke. Even the Plebes tiptoed downstairs when John was in his books. A squeaky drawer or a briskly shut door brought him to his feet in wrath. Physical force was nec- essary to prevent his throwing bags of water on the mid-week theatre fre- quenters who rallied under the win- dow to talk. The way that he has kept aloof from the disarming gregarious- ness of Barracks life marks him as an individual. His quiet sanity and intelli- gent judgment enables one to predict a secure future career. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Pointer (2-1); En- gineer Football (2); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. CARL MOSBY PARKS LaGrange, North Carolina Senatorial, Utah • An engaging personality plus a southern accent makes him the center of any group in which he is found. Each morning for one whole academic year we heard him being razzed, but he could take it with a smile and often succeeded in doing a little kidding himself. Carl likes the Army and, there- fore, has worked wholeheartedly dur- ing his four years at West Point. His philosophy is: " Work while you work, and play while you play. " It is a good one, and he follows it to the letter. When Carl is not studying he is fenc- ing or singing; he fences very well, and we have survived four years of his singing. We expect his ambitions and his energy to take him far. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Fencing (4-3-2-1), Minor " A " (2-1); La- crosse (4-3-2); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. 182 WILLIAM ROBERT PATTERSON Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Thirty-fourth District, Pennsylvania KENT KANE PARROT, JR. Los Angeles, California Army • Kent Parrot, always serene and un- ruffled, has steered his course through the tempest of the last four years with the same likeable composure. En- dowed with a Barrymore profile rein- forced with an aristocratic bearing that actually seems genuine, he has striven with a considerable degree of success to capitalize upon these as- sets; yet neither the admiration of his classmates nor the adulation of his feminine admirers has given rise to the conceit that might logically de- velop under such circumstances. That a debating society has been added to the list of cadet activities is traceable directly to his efforts. Kent has thus left a constructive and useful contribution to succeeding classes. Football (4-3-2); Swimming (4); Boxing (2-1); Track (3-2-1); Hundredth Night Show (2); De- bating Club (2-1), Chairman (1); Glee Club (2-1); Ring Committee (2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. • Every runt company has its super- runt. Pat has carried the banner for four consecutive years in " G " Co. Despite his scant 5 ' 4 " , Pat has hur- dled the greatest obstacles the Acad- emy could produce. In trying to un- derstand how Pat spent so much time in the last sections, one must vision his study periods. He has averaged one live captive fly per page of studies. The sublime look that accompanies his droll puns makes them a little easier to bear. His " Cantor " eyes and innocent expression shield an alert, probing mind; consequently Pat is never left at the wrong end of a prank. We cannot predict the future, but no matter what Pat does, all his acquaint- ances will be proud of his unselfish friendship. Hockey (4); Wrestling (3); Pointer (4); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. 183 MAYNARD DENZIL PEDERSEN South Haven, Minnesota Tenth District, Minnesota • Yes, we will always remember ' ' Ped, the blase Plebe who never failed to have a supply of boodle to share with us in Beast Barracks, the egotistical buck who could beat anyone at chess, including the O.C. Blase, yes, but not unbecomingly so. Egotistical — well, he has been known to admit defeat, but always with a smile and manner that one could not help but admire. He was one of us who never swung too far with the pendulum of indiffer- ence or file-boning, who never wore stripes, and who never was a slugoid. " Ped, " we honor your conscientious- ness in duty and obligation; we re- spect you who coached that runt foot- ball team to success; we admire that relentless smile and pleasant air. Rifle (3); Chess Team (4-3-2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. CHARLES MACLEAN PEEKE Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Sixth District, Wisconsin • Here he is, fellers — " Big-help-to-his- Mother Mac " — one of nature ' s boun- teous souls. Fast on his feet, clever with either hand, Chas. Mac Peeke en- dears himself to every newsreel cam- eraman because he always gives the Indian sign (wa-hoo) when passing in review. His few proud boasts are smoking straight paprika and dragging the shortest gals to the longest hops. An atheist, a socialist, he early de- serted the Presbyterian Church of his up-bringing and now is pridefully pointed out as the minister ' s lad who went bad. He sings a mean baritone in the Cadet Choir ( ' member King Wencelas?), swings a mean racguet on the tennis court, and slings a mean line when talking to man or femme. A very swell guy. Corporal (2); Hockey (4); Tennis (4-3-2), Nu- merals (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Hun- dredth Night Show (3); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. 184 i OLIVER JOSEPH PICKARD Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fifth District, Pennsylvania DONALD ABEEL PHELAN South Norwalk, Connecticut Second District, Washington • From that far away July day when we entered this life of poop sheets, chevrons, and quill until now, Don ' s career has been one success after an- other — successes which were well de- served and which no man begrudged him. Ever ready for fight or frolic, he endeared himself to our hearts from the start. First Class year, with the chevrons of the Regimental Supply Officer and the omnipresent stars, did not serve to spoil him — these things enhanced his charm, and now when our lives as cadets are over, it is with genuine regret that we see him go. Student — athlete — soldier — friend — no man could be more. • Ever since the day back in ' 31 when Pick came to West Point, West Point has been coming to him. Although he has never overstudied, he has always been among the first twenty in the class, and although his name never has appeared on a Corps Squad list, he has been the star of many an " H " Co. intermurder team. Quiet to a point bordering on shyness, he has made his way through these four years effi- ciently doing his work and lending a helping hand to many struggling goats. " H " Co. is proud of Pick, for, standing six feet high, he is our boast that we are not runts in the accepted sense. He leaves these grey walls with the best wishes of all of us. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Marksman: Pistol Sharpshooter. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Regimental Supply Officer (1); Fencirig (4); Swimming (3-2-1), Manager of Swimming (1), Manager ' s Minor " A " (1); Soccer (I); Howitzer (4-3-2); Hundredth Night Show (4-3-2-1); Election Com- mittee (4-3); Class Secretary (4-3); Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher (3-2-1), Ad- jutant (1); Glee Club (1); Pistol Expert. RAY ALLEN PILLIVANT Wellington, Ohio At Large • " He flies through the air ... , " per- haps not Uterally but performing aerial acrobatics in the rigging backstage — thereby aiding the show to be run off. Pilly ' s leanings are somewhat toward the practical. The intricacies of a steam engine are mere child ' s play, a lathe or drill second nature. But his manual accomplishments and abilities are only one side of him. His mind is quick to analyze and to grasp what those less fortunate must struggle over. PiUy is a voluminous correspond- ent, and he numbers among the di- rect results of his writing a first-hand knowledge of English life. His opinions and actions are frank, just as is the man himself. That frankness will bring many more friends in the years to come. Hundredth Night Show Stage Crew (4-3-2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. FLOYD GARFIELD PRATT McHenry, North Dakota Senatorial, North Dakota • When we first met Pratt we gained the acquaintance of that type of a per- son who is encountered all too seldom these days. Needless to say it didn ' t take very long for his straightfor- ward manner and his pleasing per- sonality to gain our admiration and friendship. Meticulous in his choice, he constantly surrounded himself each week-end, on football trips, and on all leaves with the elite of feminine charm, and was early dubbed " The Nation ' s Pampered Pet. " Floyd ' s understand- ing of human nature is an attainment which we may well envy — an accom- plishment which should bring results wherever he may be. His ability to lead men, coupled with a great ca- pacity for work, should carry him far. Polo (4); Baseball (4); Track (3-2-1); Rifle Ex- pert; Pistol Sharpshooter. WILLIAM GENIER PROCTOR Hillsboro, New Hampshire Honor School DAVID GILBERT PRESNELL Ardmore, Oklahoma Third District, Oklahoma • Pres became prominent in our cldss activities during Beast Barracks. He was a Yearling then and a hard one, albeit a square one. Second Class year the Tactical Department awoke to the fact that they were overlooking a good man; he was made a high ranking Corp. Along towards the latter part of the year Pres was busted and made a member of the Class of ' 35. He came to us a steady, reliable, and cheerful man; he was a welcome addition to our class. We envy him his ability to enjoy living, his aptitude for wres- tling, and his academic record. We begrudge him nothing. He can give it and he can take it. We salute you — " Pres-willie. " •• ' IT- liiir " ! • Four years have shown Bill ' s weak- nesses as a " wife " to consist of never arguing unless he is right, and of having such a quick grasp of aca- demics as to keep his roommate from studying for fear of appearing exces- sively slow and wooden. Running is the form of athletic endeavor most at- tractive to him. His application to the sport has made it an even money bet that he will win anyone ' s cross-coun- try race. Moreover, he earned the honor of driving Army ' s track squad. An even temper to control his ambi- tion and aggressiveness will enable Bill to live and work well wherever and with whomsoever the gods may place him. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (I); Cross Coun- try (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Monogram (3), Minor " A " (2-1); Track (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Major " A " (3-2-1), Captain of Track (1); Catho- lic Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Hop Manager (3-2-1); Cadet Orchestra (4-3-2-1), Leader (1); Pistol Marksman. tEflefr Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2); Football (4-3-2), Numerals (4); Lacrosse (3); Golf (4); Wrestling (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (2-1); Cadet Chapel Choir (3-2-1); Hop Man- ager (4-3-2); B.A.; A.B.; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. 187 ERIC PER RAMEE Alexandria, Minnesota Seventh District, Minnesota • Eric has never worn stars either on his collar or his bathrobe, but many are the stars which have appeared be- fore his name on the quill sheet. How- ever, nonchalant though he seems i n many respects, he chooses his inter- ests with independence, and follows them with enthusiasm. Those who knew him never doubted his athletic ability, but for three years the regu- larity of Corps squad practice was too great for him. Persistent, he tried for two years to get a card from one hand to the other without having it seen. As a roommate his carefree outlook is ideal. A keen judge of values, a shat- terer of trite conventionalities, a mas- ter of corrective criticism, he will en- joy life wherever he goes. Acting Corporal (3); Track (2-1); Cross Coun- try (1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. FRANKLIN BELL REYBOLD Wilmington, North Carolina Senatorial, Delaware • Behind Brick ' s superficial prankish- ness lies a serious side which has never betrayed the many responsi- bilities entrusted to him. He ' s always a leader, whether it be on the athletic field, drill field, or in initiating some- thing for the benefit of the Corps. His secret ambition is to have a dance band of his own — one to adequately express the music which is ever bub- bling from his lips. Our " Bing " for- sook berths on the hockey and lacrosse squads to manage the polo team, an all season task, and one that required all the sunny good nature and eternal tactfulness which are inherently his. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting First Sergeant (1), Lieutenant and Battalion Adju- tant (I); Hockey (4); Lacrosse (4), Numerals (4); Polo (3-2-1), Manager of Polo (1), Man- ager ' s Minor " A " (1); Cadet Ctiapel Choir (4-3- 2-1); Cadet Orchestra (1); Hundredth Night Show (2-1); Cheer-Leader (1); Class Secretary (1); Class Ring Committee (4-3-2-1); Secretary Dialectic Society (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. 188 1 CHARLES WYTHE CLEAVES RICH Princeton, West Virginia Senatorial, West Virginia JOHN FOSTER RHOADES Washington, D. C. At Large • Could anyone ever forget a series of war whoops which fairly lifted him out of a peaceful frame of mind to the stark reality that " 1 ' enfant terrible " was on the loose? Those who have lived near this dynamic force for the last four years emphatically say, " No! " Jack has ever been ready to enter into any fracas for the noise, commotion, or for whatever satanic reason you wish. To all of us his insistent and persistent tomfoolery has been a relief from the drab drudgery of the bleak winter months. Yet, for all of this, when occa- sions have arisen, Jack has shown that he possesses a level head with plenty of common sense. Exuberance, social decorum, and loyalty mark the man. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (1); Gymnasium (4-3), Numerals (4); Box- ing (3-2-1), Minor " A " (2-1), Co-Captain of Boxing (1); Hundredth Night Show Stage Crew (4); Camp Illumination (3); B.A.; A.B.; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. 189 • Presenting " Where are they " Char- lie, the lad who is in on everything and anything from ' ' running a wagon ' ' on the T. D. up a 45° slope to tangling up with hurdles on the track. On sport- ing events, either past or present, or on night life in New York between taps and reveille, he is the undisputed au- thority. Each evening after 7:15 he plies his book assiduously — after first specing the sport page, reading Col- liers and Cosmo, writing letters, look- ing at lesson assignment, playing the Vic, getting up a bridge game, and sleeping until taps. He delights in any- thing which involves a chance, at any odds. His extraordinary ability to make and hold friends is that quality which we have found most praiseworthy. Acting Corporal (3); Track (4-3-1), Numerals (4), Major " A " (1); Basketball (4-3); Cross Country (3-2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. s isnp ' PNBM!f ftP!fi]: • Since the day Jack stumbled from a quiet cit life into the grind and glory of West Point, he has been the boon companion of every man who has needed a cheerful word to back him up. We are all indebted to him for the spectacle of eternal joy he has fur- nished us. He has never been able to lay aside his carefree grin even for the seriousness that should accompany the writ period. He has bounced through the life here with particular success in everything from quarter- back during Plebe year to loader on the champ gun crew at Monroe First Class summer. His quick intelligence, real devotion to duty, and unfailing good humor have made him respected and liked by all. Football (4-1), Numerals (4); Swimming (4-3- 2-1); Goat Football (2); Color Line (3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. JACK JONES RICHARDSON Athens, Texas Third District, Texas I WALTER ALBERT RIEMENSCHNEIDE Chicago, Illinois Ninth District, Illinois • Famed for holding the title to the longest name in the Corps, not to men- tion having escaped several turn-out writs by a margin of zero to two tenths, the " Dip " has ever been a source of amazement to his classmates. The first to smile in adversity and the last to complain, he seeks not the laurels of achievement, but rather the unher- alded glory of radiating good will and fellowship to all. Intensely practical and devoted to his ideals, which em- brace literat ure and the arts, he would rather read a book of poetry than fight a sham battle. However, he possesses the true essentials of leadership. Un- selfishness, patience, dependability , and strength of character make him a worthy son of West Point. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. 190 JACK ROBERTS Eastman, Georgia Twelfth District, Georgia ALVIN DOLLIVER ROBBINS Washington, D. C. Senatorial, Connecticut • Even though Al is from Washington, we have been unable to learn all about his past in three years. Stars glittered for him Plebe year, but swimming, golf, or the Cosmo interfered. During Yearling summer camp Al did not see any of those moonlit nights from Cul- lum balcony. Furlough comes only once, so Al boarded the " Republic " for Panama. When he returned he had a couple of souvenirs from El Hotel Internacional or some other place and a " dos mas " added to the " vocabu- lario. " First Class summer camp Al was too busy teaching the Plebes how to build an automatic rifle to get into the furlough mood. But he still be- lieves that " G " Co. four year bucks should put " C.C.Q. (4-3-2-1) " as an activity. Swimming (4); Golf (4); Rifle Marksman. • Some men attain success through their athletic ability, some through their academic ability, and others through their general merit. Jack falls under this last classification. He com- bines an active mind, a deadly satirical wit, and a love for a harmless practi- cal joke. But his sarcasm is finely temp- ered with a rare humor, and his most devastating comment serves only to increase our respect and affection. Seasoned by service in the Army and two years of hard work, he brought with him a sound philosophy of life. He has incorporated the ideals of West Point into his philosophy instead of completely subordinating his prin- ciples to these ideals. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Football (4-2-1); Boxing (4-2-1); Track (4); Hundredth Night Show (3-2-1), Department Head (1); Camp Illu- mination Committee (1); Board of Governors, First Class Club (1); Howitzer (1), Photographic Editor (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. 191 LEA CAMPBELL ROBERTS Vicksburg, Mississippi Eighth District, Mississippi • In his career as a cadet, " The Man from Mississippi " has striven for and attained a character which will appeal to all. He worked for these goals: to be sincere, i. e., to put his heart into his work; to be broad, i. e., to desire to be- little no one; to be consistent, i. e., to be unchanging so that it will be no problem for his subordinates to de- termine what he requires of them; to be self-confident, i. e., to have a faith in his own ability that will inspire the same faith in others; to be even-tem- pered, i. e., to be upset by nothing of whatever magnitude; to have a keen sense of distinction, i. e., to be able to separate the important from the un- important. Fishing Club; Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. CARMON AMBROSE ROGERS Lovelock, Nevada Congressional, Nevada • The first of several astounding tricks that he brought forth here was that merry wife of West Point " Dumpy. " The next and not the least wonderful by far was the trick of charming the various Academic Departments while he passed before their eyes. And last- ly, a bag of magic tools which, once in his hand, seemed to cause scenery of unsurpassed excellence to spring up in the gym. Aside from his histrionic and mechanical traits. Dumpy has his softer side. Fathering Plebes and " in the spring a young man ' s fancy ... " were two of his specialties. He is will- ing to help others and has the inher- ent tendency of tackling the hard ones by himself. For him opportunity will have to knock only once. Hundredth Night Show (4-3-2-1), Department Head (2-1); Ring Hop (1); Rifle Marksman; Pis- tol Sharpshooter. 192 . WILLIAM GEORGE ROOT Detroit, Michigan Thirteenth District, Michigan OTTO JACOB ROHDE Sandusky, Ohio Thirteenth District, Ohio • Having finally overcome the many difficulties of the entrance examina- tions, this scholar, soldier, and gentle- man from the plains of Ohio deter- mined that he would prove to the Aca- demic Department his capability of upholding the excellent record set be- fore him by his preds. This he has done in a most remarkable manner — not by continuous file-boning, but by con- centrated and diligent application to any and every problem v hich con- fronted him. Ott v as not especially in- clined toward athletics, but he was a member of the first Math Squad which over-ran the Harvard " Slipstickers " Yearling year. For that he won his Integral Sign, Math books, medals, and praise from all. You will find him always a true, loyal, and lovable pal. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Engineer Football (2); Howitzer (4); Hundredth Night Show Stage Crew (3-2-1); Tenth Sguad (2-1); Mathematics Squad (3); Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman. • Willie ' s outstanding characteristic is the habit of being rigidly precise. He invariably gives the impression of liv- ing according to some prearranged system of his own. Willie ' s arrange- ment of the details of pleasant and un- pleasant cadet activities is the ultimate in efficiency, however much it may vary from the expectations of superi- ors or others. Mystery enshrouds his every performance, leaving spectators in suspense; but in the end a result always unfolds itself, and something has been accomplished. Seriousness of purpose is his, and it is not advisa- ble to try to dissuade him from any course he has set for himself, for he has will power to a high degree. If re- liability and a conservative, steady outlook is desired, Willie is the man. CathoUc Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Howitzer (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. 193 MILTON LAWRENCE ROSEN Brooklyn, New York Army • " The surest way not to fail is to de- termine to succeed. ' ' With this thought uppermost in his mind " Rools " left the placid life of the world ' s largest city and went to Hawaii. For him this travel was " The frivolous part of a serious hfe. " However, the joys of this voyage were soon buried amid the intricacies of simultaneous equations and right triangles. After joining the Corps, he again put forth his best efforts. Maxi- mum effort has always characterized his actions; this characteristic attitude has manifested itself on the athletic field as well as in the sechon room. When he " dons the Army Blue, " he will have one of the requisites for a military career — a desire to do his best at all times. Football (4-2-1); Soccer (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. GEORGE RUHLEN San Diego, California California National Guard • Clang! The kid dances away, paw- mg the air, only to find that he has bumped into the waste-basket. What boxing started, lacrosse has finished. When he isn ' t playing lacrosse or ten- nis, or running or riding, he is sorting the junk in his table drawer, or wrap- ping packages, or crusading " agin the guverment. " Man of many moods — lover of music, food, exercise, chem- istry and companionship — enemy of the T. D., conventions, specoids, and ballyhoo — his term at the Academy has been marked by absorbing forays into the fields of engineer football, bi- ographical research, and economic reform. His gestures of defiance have ever been grandiloquent. Whatever else may be said of him, let this be in- cluded: " He was not mediocre. " Acting Corporal (3), Acting Sergeant (1); Box- ing (4); Track (4); Lacrosse (3-2-1). 194 IVAN CLARE RUMSEY St. Joseph, Missouri Fourth District, Missouri • During his four years here Ivan has never given any indication of being in a hurry; yet he has always managed to be on time and prepared, whether for class, drill, or drag. The slight en- deavor necessary to rank under fifty in the class has never occupied him to such an extent that he couldn ' t find time to answer a few gross questions or to read the latest " Post. " Despite his long exposure to military discipline, he is as yet unimpressed with the more serious aspects of life. He has always found hme to play the latest jazz piece. We will remember him as one who was never bolshevik, who never com- plained, and who occupied his status of W. F. C. B. in the traditional " F " Co. style. Cadet Orchestra (4-3-2); Hundredth Night Show (4-3-2); Chess Club (4-3-2-1); Hop Man- ager (2-1); A.B.; Camp Illumination Committee (3-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. JOSEPH RIEBER RUSS Ft. Benning, Georgia Seventh District, Pennsylvania • Sometimes you wonder, again you marvel, but always it seems incredible that anyone could be endowed with such an amiable disposition as Buds. He has friends everywhere, and it is not at all surprising; full of fun, he is wel- come in any gathering. His determina- tion, drive, and will power he clever- ly masks with a cloak of nonchalance and indifference. Nor is Bud lacking in the field of athletics. His specialties are swimming and baseball; however, he is equally at home on the football field as on the basketball court. Bud ' s ambition for many years past has been to join that " Long Grey Line. " We feel sure that he will become as highly esteemed by his associates in the fu- ture as in the past. Swimming (4-1); Baseball (4); Company How- itzer Representative (2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. : • In no man of the Corps do the ideals of Duty, tionor, Country find higher exempUficahon than in him who has become endeared to us as ' ' Iron Man. ' ' From his first day, he has earned for himself the mark of a man, whose in- tegrity of purpose is born of a desire to be thorough in all things. The title " Iron Man " has come, not from soccer and drill field alone, but from that rare quality — the ability to laugh when he, himself, is the object of humor. In all things thorough, we know Gordon for his intense devohon to high standards, a devotion which has won our respect and admiration. A man we are proud to call friend and classmate. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Soccer (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (2-1); Indoor Rifle (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Monogram (2), Minor " A " (1); Outdoor Rifle (4-3), Minor " A " (3); Track (2-1); Howitzer (4-3-2-1), Company Rep- resentative (1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. JOSEPH GORDON RUSSELL Fort Worth, Texas Texas National Guard ROLAND JOSEPH RUTTE Delafield, Wisconsin Honor School • Have you ever met a man who could laugh just as hard when the joke was on him as when it was on another? If you have, you know Rollo. Just a jolly, good-natured sort of person — one who is popular wherever he goes. Although the Academic Departments tried his endurance, when he had his back to the wall Rollo came through. To amuse himself between academic battles he won the summer camp tennis tourna- ment and wrote for " The Pointer. " Rollo, however, never developed a craving for chevrons. He is a buck at heart — one whose first commandment is " Never cut thy classmate ' s throat. " We ' re proud of him and know that once he ' s removed from forces and moments, he ' ll be at the top. Football (4); Tennis (3); Summer Camp Tennis Championship (3); Ring Committee (2-1); Pointer (2-1), Feature Editor (1); Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Marksman. 196 LAWRENCE ROBERT ST. JOHN Martinsville, Indiana Second District, Indiana CHARLES BERNARD RYNEARSON Hanover, Indiana Senatorial, Indiana • Rooney came to West Point fres from Indiana, and he has been selling Indiana to every one ever since. But when Rooney gets back to his home- land I don ' t believe any one will sell West Point more enthusiastically than he. He has taken to heart the ideals of the Corps, and, in him the Academy finds a stout defender in the occasional disgruntled arguments which arise. Academics were, for Rooney, just a stimulus, and many a puzzled Yearling has left his room with a relieved smile. All during his four years he has been constantly improving himself or help- ing others. Golf, tennis, and the math squad were his principal relaxations, but he didn ' t often relinquish any seri- ous efforts in exchange for lighter di- versions. • " How about a pun, John? " In Eng- land on every noteworthy occasion the king calls on his poet laureate for an appropriate poem; here on every striking occasion the " H " Co. Class of ' 35 calls on John for a suitable pun. All of us are grateful to him for his as- sistance in so brightening some of our duller moments, and those of us who know him well are aware of the reason for his ever-ready stock of theories. He is a man who believes in the value of good old common sense and he knows how to apply it. A little logical thought leads him to sound conclusions that many an engineer with a head full of ' ' spec " has a difficult time in reaching. Acting Corporal (3); Hundredtli Night Show (4-3-2-1); Ritle Marksman: Pistol Marksman. Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Hundredth Night Show (3-2-1); Mathematics Sguad (3); Chimes Ringer (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. 197 EDWARD WILLIAM SAWYER Augusta, Maine Third District, Maine • Tommy is the kind of fellow who likes to put out for everything he goes after, and he goes after plenty. The falls find him on the soccer field, and the winters see him on the hockey rink, putting out everything he has. Tommy is never quiet; he ' s always ready to start a new rumor or to hold up his side of an intelligent conversa- tion. Furthermore, he always has some- thing pleasant to say to anyone whom he may meet. He is full of enthusiasm, and his laugh can pep you up on a February morning before breakfast when everything else fails. But he ' s not always joking; his serious side is well developed, and he knows when and where to use it. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Baseball (4-2), Numerals (4); Hockey (4-2- 1), Numerals (4), Mmor " A " (2-1); Soccer (2-1); Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teacher (2-1), Superintendent (I); Ring Committee (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. LAMONT SAXTON Lynchburg, Virginia Thirty-seventh District, New York • Four years as a cadet, personality, character, ambitions, and abilities, all packed into one hundred and twenty words is the ideal pattern for Monty ' s biography. He is a creature of impulse, full of nervous energy. Always looking for new fields to explore, he discards each new interest as the allure of some- thing newer appears. He is observant of little things without losing his sense of proportion. With kaleidoscopic ra- pidity his imagination can lift him to the heights of enthralling joy and then plunge him into the depths of despair- ing gloom. He has freely confided his troubles to me and willingly listened to my own. What more can one ask? A severe critic and a welcome advisor — this is no ordinary gent — this is my " wife. " Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Cross Coun- try (4-3-2); Track (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4); Howitzer (4); Hundredth Night Show Chorus (2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. 198 i KERMIT RICHARD SCHWEIDEL _ Los Angeles Cali fornia Army l l 1 ' LAWRENCE EDWARD SCHLANSER m j Hj -■.c-NewYork San Francisco, California 1 •C I Eighth District, Tennessee M. jCfl 1 r — 1 M 1 • Kit Schweidel, or " Yogi " as the Corps knows him, is an unusual man . At first acquaintance he is almost too out- spoken, too frank, but completely sin- cere. One soon learns to appreciate - - " " " B l his help and suggestions. Of a per- -. ■N ■H sistent nature, he will not cease in any " H work or study, sport or hobby, until : rersonaiity, IhI proficiency is attained. After three • Bud ' s an optimist— not the " every years as a private, his appointment as abiteal thing-happens-for-the-best " type, nor a Cadet Lieutenant was a well deserv- dtaty yet the Utopian theorist. His is the ed reward. The Fourth Classmen fmd -s for Monty ' s more practical optimism founded upon him a stern disciplinarian, yet at the creof impulse, a sense of self-reliability and a belief same time, a willing helper if advice tayslootog in taking advantage of whatever a is sought. To Second and Third Class- • hediscds given situation may offer. Those three men he is a pal. We of the First Class, jiuieolsonie- stars on his bathrobe didn ' t grow his classmates, have gained much in e is observant there, but Second Class year he took having him as our friend. sngliis sense dosojpicra- :,niatoto ..yandten jfjoi despair- the offensive and boned a hundred files. He likes his fun, nice rough fun. Ice hockey and that old Indian frolic, lacrosse, have given him plenty of op- portunityto swing a big stick. Socially, Lieutenant (1); Football (4); Fencing (4.3-2-1), Minor " A " (2-1); Golf (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Manager of Golf (1); Company Howitzer Repre- sentative (2-1); Pointer (I), Technical Editor (1); Color Line (3-1), Chairman (1); Hundredth Night Show (2); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharp- iycon teite uViv listened it suffices to say that for Bud the age of shooter. chivalry is not yet dead. Bud ' s thought- .canoneasl? o eadvisor fulness and courtesy will long remem- ber him to those who hold him in high g,.t-thisfe»y regard. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (1); Football (4); Hockey (4-3-2-1); La- crosse (4-3-2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marks- man. 199 HARRY FRANKLIN SELLERS Minneapolis, Minnesota Fifth District, Minnesota • Those who know him best hke him most. Frank is a conscientious, thought- ful, and reserved man. Each day at the Academy has been a day of work for him, and though his laurels are few, his store of knowledge is great. As a student of history he is at his best. He is a man of determination and perse- verance and as a friend he is beyond reproach. His helpfulness is always forthcoming; when life seems darkest for those around him, he always has a cheerful word and a helping hand. Since the beginning of his cadet ca- reer, he has been an admirer of sol- dierly gualities, and he has striven hard to acguaint himself with the best of knowledge of his chosen career. Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. JOHN PEARSON SHERDEN Waterville, Maine Third District, Maine • Jack started out a year ahead of us, but having been tripped up by the Academic Department, he went home to see the folks. Since then he has been very much a part of us in spite of the derogatory influence of " Collier ' s " and the " podunk. " His main asset is that he is continually trying to prove that rugged individualism is not yet dead. Dignity and decorum have found a willing disciple in Jack, and he seems to get around without disturbing the rest of the Corps. Week-ends and Christmas leaves are very dear to him, and in spite of the story that " anticipa- tion is greater than realization, " he al- ways returns with a big grin and an avid desire for more. " What! No let- ter? " Cross Country (4); Track (4); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. 200 ALBERT JOSEPH SHOWER Madison, Wisconsin Senatorial, Wisconsin ROBERT GIBSON SHERRARD, JR. Burnet, Texas Seventeenth District, Texas landar. • Gib Sherrard is one of those rea people who can always be depended upon for a consistent performance. Sincere in all things, he never fails for want of stubborn, conscientious effort, however hopeless or trying his job may be. The Tacs won many rounds from " Grade- A, " but he inevitably re- joined the fray with undiminished bel- ligerence to fight a fight no one has ever won. As a friend, he is ever loyal and encouraging, and his lively good humor and adaptability make him a prominent figure in the tatto-to-taps B.S. session, be it a laundry bag rough- house with the Yearlings, a libelous airing of sink rumors, or a serious dis- cussion of a more abstract nature. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (1), Lieutenant (1); Gymnasium (4-3), Numerals (4); Hundredth Night Show Stage Crew (2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. • Al, principally known for his high academic standing, also has athletic inclinations. Early in his career, how- ever, he relegated sports to the sec- ondary position of his interests. Never- theless, the fact that he has retained several of his activities shows his gen- uine desire to be doing something for the Corps besides the mere personal matter of " boning tenths " ; also he has always been a coach to those in need. Undoubtedly Al will proceed through life in the future with the same zeal in doing things well that he has displayed here at West Point, and when he re- ports on any task assigned to him it will be " mission successfully carried out " — The best of luck, pal, though may you never need it. Football (4), Numerals (4); Hockey (4); Base- ball (4); Lacrosse (2); Engineer Football (2); Catholic Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Hundredth Night Show (2); Company Howitzer Represen- tative (2-1); Stars (3-2). 201 MAURICE MONROE SIMONS Fort Leavenworth, Kansas First District, Kansas • It would hardly be fair to call Si a scholar or a man of letters. His rule of life has always been to see things as they are, to form his own conclusions, and to gown them with as little refer- ence as possible to the wisdom of the written word. But with a wise consider- ation for the maxim of " moderation even in moderation, " he has applied himself to books with sufficient vigor to place himself well within the line that separates cadets from ex-cadets. Hard common sense and individuality of decision have made Si one of the best athletes in our class. There are few of us who can claim a better prep- aration at West Point for an Army ca- reer. Corporal (2), Acting Supply Sergeant (1); Foot- ball (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Monogram (3), Major " A " (2-1); Basketball (4), Numerals (4); Track (4), Numerals (4); Baseball (3-2); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. WALTER ALBERT SIMPSON New York City Eleventh District, New York • See Walt sitting at his desk, calm, unperturbed, pipe in mouth, and you know the essence of the man. His is a perfect combination — common sense plus a steady temperament to harness that sense. Walt tackles any problem calmly and arrives easily at a logical conclusion. He is unassuming and not one to waste effort on non-essentials. His is the guietness of a man both wise and able, with that self-confidence which scorns horn-blowing. His occa- sional frivolity and love of jest and his delight in a cheerful argument render him thoroughly congenial and lova- ble. Add to these his more lasting gual- ities, and you have a real roommate, a perfect friend, and above all a man of value in any walk of life. Corporal (2); Lacrosse (4); Football (3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Ring Committee (1); Ritle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. 202 %iyi . DUNCAN SINCLAIR Conway, Massachusetts First District, Massachusetts CLYDE BENJAMIN SIMS Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Army • Straightforwardness, unselfishness, lack of sophistication — all those who are acquainted with Clyde will un- doubtedly see in him these character- istics. Appointed from the Army with only two years of high school as a back- ground, he found little difficulty in surmounting all academic obstacles. One will meet few people who are as quick to grasp a thought or conceive an idea. It must be remarked, how- ever, that once he gets an idea, it is the best one in the world, and no amount of argument, proof, or per- suasion can swerve him from his point of view. He would rather read a book than spec a lesson blind, and for that reason he was one of the most fre- quent visitors to the Cadet Library. Track (1); Camp Illumination Committee (1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. • Dune came to the Point with a sol- id foundation for his academic and military attainments. He took aca- demics in his stride and always was an engineer. The " make lists " of Year- ling and Second Class corporals proved that Dune held a high place among chevron wearers. However, came the spring of Second Class year, bringing with it a B.A. and an A.B. One of S-clair ' s predominant char- acteristics is his insatiable desire for music. Whether it has been the vie, a chromatic harmonica, one of his spe- cies of ocarinas, or the " soothing " melodies of his accordion. Dune ' s countless tunes and ditties will long remain in the memory of many inhabi- tants of South Barracks. Actmg Corporal (3), Corporal (2); Wrestlmg (4); Soccer (4); Hop Manager (4); Hundredth Night Show (4-2); Camp Illumination Commit- tee (1); B.A.; A.B.; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. 203 • It has often been said that to judge a man one should find out how many friends he has. In Jim ' s case, the an- swer to such an inquiry is obvious. His friends are all who know him; no one has ever been known to say anything against him. Jim is of the easy-going type. He is the personification of non- chalance but he is not lazy by any means. His semblance of indifference makes him all the more likeable. He has never worn stars but has always ranked in the upper part of his class. He has most certainly the right to look back and see that he has given " some- thing " to the Corps. His life here has been a success. Track (2); Assistant Manager Basketball (3); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. JAMES FRANK SKELLS Watertown, South Dakota Second District, South Dakota NORMAN ARVID SKINROOD Gratiot, Wisconsin Third District, Wisconsin • Imperturbability is Norman ' s princi- pal asset. It made little difference to him whether he was deficient or pro; others might worry, but he always went to bed at his usual hour. In events of life other spirits may react sharply to the ups and downs, but his always pursues the same even course. There is no pretense or show about Norman. He is quiet, unassuming, and agree- able. He may not be a sparkling con- versationalist at times, but his con- geniality and good-fellowship are al- ways genuine. He is willing to do any- thing reasonable to oblige or help an- other. All in all, one can say that Nor- man is the sort of man with whom it is pleasant to associate. His congeniality never wears thin. Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. 204 ■- ' wiU ' - EDWIN MAJOR SMITH South Haven, Michigan Fourth District, Michi gan JOHN EIDELL SLAUGHTER Washington, D. C. Fourth District, Kentucky • Possessed of ever-changing emotions and little-known accomplishments, he can complain, spec, drav , or drag L.P. with an air of mastery. He offers the ultimate in human companionship. Hobbies? Should he adopt one a differ- ent emotion would seize him, so Butch scorns them all — save one, which lets his emotions loose. To watch him stroll nonchalantly (Butch always strolls nonchalantly) around in search of a letter is to see him with emotions under hair-spring control. If no letter — ah, but this time there ' s one in a feminine hand. Immediately a slow smile creeps across his face, and low, contented chuckles indicate that he is happy and blissfully unaware that I am smoking his skags. Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. • The ' ' esprit ' ' of a Michiganensian col- legian cannot be molded into a type; Ed ' s personality is still definitely in- tact. With a hankering for law and a journalistic flair, he has variegated the often colorless experiences of a rou- tinistic existence. Majoring in ideas, his " Pointer " work and this " Howitz- er " have proved the gyrations and or- iginality of his thoughts. He went down in Plebian history as our youthful en- thusiast of Garbo — and the subse- quent three months initiation on the gravel paths inculcated in him an af- finity for the area which he could never quite overcome. Concise and to the point in every trifle, ever unflur- ried, possessor of a fine sense of humor, chock-full of downright affability — may he be so remembered. Cadet Chapel Choir (3); Pointer (3-2-1); How- itzer (4-3-2-1), Editor-in-Chief (1), Howitzer Board (1); Christmas Card Committee (1); June Week Program Committee (2-1); A.B.; Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. 205 GEORGE ROSSE SMITH, JR. New Smyrna, Florida Army • Well, while my roommate is over seeing the Rhodes Scholarship com- mittee about getting three more years of education, I ' ll give the world the lowdown on him. There is this to say in George ' s favor: in spite of the fact that he could easily wear stars if he wished, he lacked the miserly attitude of the tenth-snatchers. It was, I be- lieve, the inducement of a Snicker Bar that persuaded George to go into the Mathematical Contest with Harvard and take first place — so you see to what heights delicacies inspire him. George has proved himself an excel- lent soldier, has worked himself up from the ranks, and since his arrival here, has made a very enviable record as a scholar. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Football (4-2-1): Swimming (4); Track (4-3-2), Numerals (4) Debating Club (1); Mathematics Squad (3) Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. ■ 7 RUSSELL BATCH SMITH Burden, Kansas Third District, Kansas • T.vo particular pursuits have long been both occupations and recrea- tions for Russ. One is the writing of voluminous letters and the other is a consistent devotion to Morpheus. He will wave aside even a text book to compose a missive or take a short nap and will mutter vehemently, if sleep- ily, against disturbances, but he is wide awake when really needed. Let no one believe Russ merely possesses the ability to get along with others and an unshakeable loyalty to his friends, for above those gualities stands a stead- fast devotion to his own admirable ideals. He takes pride and much in- terest in his chosen profession, and may he sometime realize his ambitions of owning Army blue uniforms, fine horses, and a farm. Howitzer (4-3-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. 206 5 1 JOSEPH COBB STANCOOK Brooklyn, New York Thirty-first District, New York SIDNEY GEORGE SPRING Silver Springs, New York Thirty-ninth District, New York • A well-dominated Plebe, a Yearhnci who refused to assume the traditional slouch, a high-ranking sergeant in summer camp — that briefly, is Sid ' s biography as a cadet. Of course it gives little insight as to just what sort of person he is, except to indicate that he possesses certain qualities of abil- ity above the average. Having a fine- ly-balanced sense of perspective, he sees beneath the surface. Independent he makes his own decisions and car- ries them through, although, being wise, he will admit his mistakes and accept new ideas. However, the qual- ity which adds most to Sid ' s individu- ality is his sense of humor — an intense- ly human, friendly humor. A true friend, he will often laugh with you, but never at you. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Wrestling (4-2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. . • Here we shall try to give you some idea of what Joe is like off the athletic field. Strange as it may seem to us, when we consider the fighting spirit of the man off the football field, he is a fatalist. There is no raving and ranting against the system for Joe. He just al- lows it to flow past him without per- mitting it to affect his own path. Indif- ferent? No! Rather he has a pitying disdain for regulations which emanate from a desk rather than from a field of action. If we were asked to sum up his philosophy in a phrase, we would say that achon is the axis of his existence. A good pal and a true friend, we give you Captain Joe. Football {4-3-2-1), Major " A " (3-2-1), Captain of Football (1); Basketball (4-3-2-1), Monogram (3-2-1); Baseball (4-1), Major " A " (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. 207 JULIUS DESMOND STANTON Rochester, New York Thirty-eighth District, New York • Stan — ever looking forward, forget- ting the past, absorbed in the future. The secret of his attainments in his own words is, " Do what you are sup- posed to do. " Those who do not know him intimately think he is aloof, but we who have been in daily contact with him know that he is only reserved in his ways and actions, that he lives by the motto, " There is a time and place for everything. " As captain of the soc- cer team he helped mold it into an al- most invincible squad. His skill as a drillmaster is flawless; he can maneu- ver a battalion as if it were a platoon. And will he take a chance? Well, just ask anyone who was with him on the cavalry hike. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Captain and Battalion Commander (1); Soccer (4-3-2-1), Minor " A " (3-2-1), Captain of Soccer (1); Bas- ketball (4); Baseball (4); Track (3-2-1), Man- agerof Track (1); Board of GovernorsFirstClass Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. ■wmi JOHN CALVIN STAPLETON Albuquerque, New Mexico Army I • If Squawk makes up his mind that he is going to do anything, only the Grim Reaper can stop him. He got in here principally because someone said he couldn ' t. And when he found himself a little behind in academics, princi- pally the Modern Languages, the age- old tale of once a goat, always a goat, took a tumble. An enlisted man before his entrance to the Military Academy, Squawk brought with him the level- headed characteristic of sizing up situ- ations as they come along. Never one to force his opinions on anyone, he was, nevertheless, quick to arrive at a satisfactory solution to the hardest problem. The men here who really know him value his friendship and ap- preciate his forbearance. Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. DAVID BONESTEEL STONE San Francisco, California Third District, California ROBERT MORRIS STILLMAN Pueblo, Colorado Third District, Colorado • Always smiling, going about his tasks in a pleasing and carefree man- ner, Bob can hardly be pictured as being a W. F. C. B. simply because he couldn ' t use a slipstick in totalling his demos. Many a grey hair he has caused his coaches, making them worry whether he ' d be pro in his dif- ficultstudy, conduct. But thegreyhairs have been counterbalanced by beams of joy when " Stillberg " has flattened a ball carrier behind his own line, crum- bled his opponent in the ring, or Ac- celerated his Mass into a sizeable Force down a lacrosse field. A natural leader with plenty of common sense and all around ability, the Moose will carry on. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting First Sergeant (1); Football (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Major " A " (3.2-1); Boxing (4-2-1); Lacrosse (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Major " A " (3-2-1), Cap- tain of Lacrosse (1); Cadet Orchestra (4-3-2-l)t Election Committee (3-2-1); Lecture Commit-; tee (1); Class Athletic Representative (2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman. • Dave came to West Point with the background of the typical Army child — an early life spent in places from Boston to Manila. This did not, aca- demically speaking, place him in a position to wear stars. In spite of this, though, Dave got along surprisingly well and always bested the Academic Departments in the final jousts. Plebe year he gave great promise in athletics and would have gone far in football and golf had not the tenth sheet kept him working in other fields. As a sol- dier he has few superiors among us. He did not choose to work in the ways acceptable to the powers, but on the drill field he clearly demonstrated many times that he is a real soldier. Football (4); Fencing (4); Golf (4), Numerals (4); Goat Football (2); A.B.; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. 209 ROBERT MOLLIS STRAUSS Wright Field, Ohio Second District, Iowa • Scene: Morning, noon, or night. A group of cadets are together for a con- fab on classmates, and Bob, you can bet your Hfe, is in the thick of the fray. Being of a critical nature, he has re- duced each of us to a few short, terse, descriptive adjectives; yet his observa- tions are remarkably accurate. When not so engaged he can be found usual- ly in the company of his red comforter. Many an hour has he spent firmly im- planted thereon, perusing periodicals mostly, for of all things he is no grind. Not that he couldn ' t be playing polo or sv imming, you understand; but in- stead he does things he likes better, because he realizes that after all we live only once. Polo (4-3); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. RAYMOND WILLIAM SUMI Nashwauk, Minnesota Eighth District, Minnesota • After studying by himself with true Finnish self-reliance and industry to win his appointment, Ray came east to a life with which he was totally un- familiar. He soon proved to be more mature than the most of us, and has gained the respect and affection of all who know him. He has worked to the top of the class through his liking to tackle hard problems and his pride in doing them thoroughly. He seems to have a genius for getting things done without fuss or worry. In Ray are com- bined the characteristics most ad- mired in all Nordic races. To these he adds a genial good-fellowship and jo- viality that make him a pleasant addi- tion to any company. He is instinc- tively a gentleman. Acting Sergeant (1); Cadet Orchestra (2); Hun- dredth Night Show (2); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. 210 I MILTON CLAY TAYLOR Salem, Oregon Senatorial, Oregon CHARLES ALBERT SYMROSKI Braddock, Pennsylvania Thirty-third District, Pennsylvania • Scholastic ability, willingness for hard work, and dogged perseverance best sum up Chuck ' s West Point ' ca- reer. Wanting to get on the Engineer football team, he forced himself into a rigid academic grind to gualify, and did so, easily. In fencing his begin- ning was slow and full of discourage- ment, but he made the " A " squad and eventually entered the meets, though he was not impressive. Instead of relaxing, however, he drove him- self to perfection in fundamentals, qualified to enter the Inter-Collegi- ates, and at the end of the season he was elected Captain. His steady indus- try came into its own, and will carry him successfully into the future. J • The vigorous exactness of Beast Bar- racks did not diminish Milt ' s sense of humor or his optimistic outlook. He is always r eady to appreciate a humor- ous remark or to understand subtle wit. His excellent physique and his in- herent gymnastic ability made him one of the best gymnasts in the east, although he had only a meager train- ing in this sport before entering the Academy. Common sense and deter- mination make him a leader. He does not like languages, but can spend hours studying technical subjects. His straightforward views, his ready un- derstanding, and his irreproachable integrity proclaimed him our choice as honor representative. We will never forget his winning smile, his gentle tone, and his friendly disposition. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Gymnastics (4-3- 2-1), Monogram (3), Minor " A " (2-1); Honor Committee (1); Cheer-Leader (1); Rifle Expert- Pistol Expert. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Fencmg (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (2-1), Captain of Fencing (1); Track (2); Engineer Football (2); Howitzer (4-2-1), Circulation Manager (1), Howitzer Board (1); Board of Governors, First Class Club (1); Catholic Chapel Acolyte (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. 211 HENRY CHAFFEE THAYER Putnam, Connecticut Senatorial, Connecticut • Hank is one of those likeable chaps who are always ready to lend you a hand at anything, be it academics or otherwise. The only time he ' s been known to refuse aid to a goat was in the Goat-Engineer football game; he wasn ' t at all slow about getting in their way then. Everything Hank enters into he does whole-heartedly. He spends a great deal of time, for instance, in try- ing to figure out the most advantageous way to use his red comforter. For us these past four years with Hank have been well spent; seldom does one get the opportunity to live with such an unselfish, good-natured man as he. Hank is a gentleman, and we ' re proud to call him — Classmate. Football (4); Engineer Football (2); Hundredth Night Show (4-3-2-1), Curtains Manager (1); Chess Club (4-3-2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. JOHN LEROY THOMAS Bloomington, Illinois Army • Thomas is no man of half-measures. Usually his attitude is noncommittal, his feelings well masked. But, as the occasion demands, he is capable of a cool, uncompromising wrath or a slow, ingenuous smile supported by a po- tential pun. Few men fail to respond to that smile and pun combination. As for smaller things, we shall never for- get his voluminous correspondence, his black moods, his capacity for regu- lating the administrative details of ca- det life for both himself and an absent- minded roommate, his propensity for planning and carrying out a week-end on a split-second schedule, or his su- preme vice — smoking Melachrinos. All in all. Tommy is well eguipped to face the eventualities of the future with his customary self-confidence. Corporal (2); Hundredth Night Show Stage Crew (4); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. 212 JOHN LATHROP THROCKMORTON f j .) Kansas City, Missouri Fifth District, Missouri GLENN CURTIS THOMPSON Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Second District, North Carolina • Glenn is acknowledged by all who know him to be a keen file. Though not " hivey, " he possesses a lot of com- mon sense which has stood him in good stead in the past. He knows everyone of any consequence and enjoys a host of friends. He is a natural athlete — led his class in Plebe gymnasium — but academics have held him down. If you want to have a good time on leave, go with Glenn. A smile for everyone and a sense of " savoir faire, " he has his moments when life is a furious storm. No matter where he goes, Glenn will get along and will always have friends — a good companion and a swell fel- low. Corporal (2), Acting Color Sergeant (1); Foot- ball (4); Boxing (4-3-2); Baseball (3-2-1), Mon- ogram (2); Camp Illumination Committee (1); Pointer (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marks- 213 • To those people who carelessly judge others only by external appearances, John is the epitome of sternness; but not so to those of us who know him. The strength of character which pro- duces that same sternness also makes Throck one of the most jolly and com- panionable men in the Corps. John has one fault, though. When in the sanctity of his own room and when the spirit moves him, he will let loose that rich tenor voice of his without care or caution. If you have ever been out on Trophy Point and have heard a song bursting from the confines of the 19th Division, you knew that all was right with the world in general and with John in particular. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Captain and Battalion Commander (1); Football (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4); Lacrosse (4-3-2); Indoor Rifle (3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Class Vice Pres- ident (4-3); Equipment Committee (I); Election Committee (4); Rifle Expert; Pistol Marksman. JAMES WILLOUGHBY TOTTEN Hampton, Virginia Senatorial, Virginia • To speak of Jim is to speak of one who has the happy faculty of making friends with anyone with whom he comes in contact. His wide general knowledge and accurate mode of speech impresses most favorably his listeners who always conjure up great respect and admiration for him. By na- ture he is extremely fun-loving, and his sense of humor is unequaled. Erm is a firm believer in the " dod- dering digit of destiny " when it comes to speaking of the Tactical Depart- ment. That he is popular among his classmates is evidenced by the clouds of smoke and riotous laughter that is- sue from his room after the tenth of the month. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting First Sergeant (1), Lieutenant (1); Swimming (4-3- 2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (3-2-1); Ring Committee (2-1); Lecture Committee (1); Hun- dredth Night Show (4-3-2-1); Howitzer (4-3-2), Class Historian (3); Camp Illum.ination Com- mittee (1): Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. EDGAR JOSEPH TREACY, JR. Cedarhurst, Long Island, New York Senatorial, New York J o Upholder of Erin ' s supremacy — mocker of the pedantic — composer of ditties— authority on horseflesh — king- fish of the swimming team — our con- genial menace to the seriou s-minded, Treco. Brilliant guard-house lawyer and suave master of subtle ridicule, O ' Toole shatters the most fool-proof arguments with the unanswerable logic of his vigorous " So what? " Win- try evenings passed pleasantly when, amid the cozy intimacy of barren walls and icy radiators, the sage of " de clique " expounded with carefree id- iocy his philosophies of life, love, and text-book absurdities. Reconcile this character with one who possesses un- assailable ideals, the soul of a poet and dreamer, and the masterful ability to lead others . . . (The department offers no solution to this problem) . . . Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Swimming (4-3-2-1), Minor " A " (3-2-1), Captain of Swim- ming (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. 214 .4iy ROBERT EUGENE TUCKER Winthrop, Massachusetts Ninth District, Massachusetts REUBEN HENRY TUCKER, 3rd Ansonia, Connecticut Fourth District, Illinois • Although Tommy was late in joining the Class of ' 35, it was a very short time before his straightforward man- ner and ever-present good humor had won him a high place in the hearts of his classmates. He experienced some difficulty in his bouts with the Aca- demic Department, having already lost one decision, but this defeat was by no means final. Through his gener- ous and untiring efforts, some of his classmates eluded the fate that had befallen him the year before. In spite of his struggle with his studies he found time to play hockey, lacrosse and football. In addition to these, his three years on the make list and his other activities, all went toward mak- ing his life here full and well rounded. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (1); Football (4-2-1); Lacrosse (3-2-1); Hockey (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Hundredth Night Show Chorus (4); Rifle Marks- - - f • To really appreciate a man one must know him intimately, but anyone who has known Bob at all, has not failed to like him. On first meeting him you are entirely misled by his patrician fea- tures. You expect guiet dignity with much reserve. On the contrary, Bob is friendly and meets a man more than halfway. He is generous to a fault and often parts with a prized possession for the asking. His chief failing is an insurmountable curiosity. Let there be the least noise in the hall and up he jumps, eager to add just a little more noise. On the other hand perhaps, his most noteworthy characteristic is an unfailing constancy in attitude and ac- tion. He ' s steady, dependable, and likeable. Rifle (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. 215 HAMILTON AUSTIN TWITCHELL Albuquerque, New: Mexico Senatorial, New Mexico • Great men, departing, leave behind them footprints on the sands of time. Twitch spent four years leaving not footprints but finger prints with his carbon-paper-stained hands. Perhaps he isn ' t precisely great, but twelve hundred men call him " The Great Ex- ecutive. " Making himself famous, how- ever, wasn ' t his objective. Early he foresaw the importance of practical education and experience to be ob- tained by voluntary expenditure of energy. We anticipate gleefully with him that day his ship sails back into port with a stable of horses, a backyard swimming pool, a house with manifold windows all open, and a score of stenographers awaiting his dictation. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Swimming (4-3- 2-1); Dialectic Society (2-1), Advertising Mana- ger (2), Business Manager (1); Chairman Camp Illumination Committee (1); Howitzer (4-3-2-1), Advertising Manager (1); Christmas Card Com- mittee (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. AARON WARNER TYER Natchez, Mississippi Mississippi National Guard • From the beginning of our four years, this stalwart son of Mississippi has been one of thebest known men incur class. His ability to drawl incredible " anec- dotes, " his knack of making friends, and his loyalty and generosity, have won him a permanent niche in our own little Hall of Fame. He has taken academics, chevrons, and a three months slug in his stride, and none of these things has changed his whole- some outlook on life. When he left " D " Co. for " F " Co. First Class sum mer, we all hoped he would return but we were doomed to disappoint ment. His favorite diversions are fie tion, red-comforter, and B.S. sessions Good luck, Pete, and we are mighty proud to have had you for a friend. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Baseball (3), Acting Manager of Baseball (3); Pointer (4-3); Hundredth Night Show (3); Pistol Expert. ( ROBERT VAN ROO Milwaukee, Wisconsin Wisconsin National Guard HENRY PORTER VAN ORMER i Schellsburg, Pennsylvania Senatorial, Pennsylvania • From the obscurity of God ' s Coun- try came this personage, a man of pur- pose. He came not with the idea of achieving a higher education, as his Plebe record shows, but for the pur- pose of broadening his already four years of college life. Some say he came for a vacation from the trials and tribu- lations of a big steel industry man. During Yearling summer camp there was effected in this youth ' s life a great change. The shadow of his Plebe rec- ord was suddenly transformed in a meteoric rise to a shining academic star. The area no longer felt his trudg- ing steps. So Van leaves this place with all of us knowing that whatever he does, there will be a purpose be- hind his efforts. Acting Sergeant (1); Swimming (4-3-2-1); Track (4-3-2-1); Winner Summer Camp Boxing Tour- nament (3); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. • Startmg off with little knowledge of military routine. Bob, by determined work, easily won and wore chevrons. That is until a little run-in with the Tactical Department left him with a clean sleeve his last year. His being an outstanding performer on the gym team, brightened the winter months, when otherwise, due to inaction, he would have organized a " Red " reac- tion. Older than most of us, he was nevertheless a favorite, and his " sa- voir faire " often served him well in the B.S. sessions. His aptitude for learn- ing quickly would have made it pos- sible for him to have ranked as high as he wished, but his object was not rank, but only a thorough knowledge of what he found interesting and deemed important. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2); Gymnasium (4-3-2-1), Monogram (2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. 217 CHARLES PHELPS WALKER Fort Sam Houston, Texas Senatorial, Texas • Some men remain bucks for four years, yet you will always find some of the best men among them. Charley is one of these, and he can rest on his laurels. He isn ' t a star man or a high ranking make, but he has his laurels. Thisisaman who will take his " wife ' s " quill and room orderly tours with never a word of blame. Files are little in his young life, and academics and femmes are among th e least of his worries. But for all that he goes up in the engineers when he feels so inclined, and he drags with the best of the snakes. We give you Charlie, generous, capable, non- chalant, and as good a friend as any we ' ve known. Hundredth Night Show (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistcl Sharpshooter. f m r ELMER HARDIC WALKER Bristol, Georgia Eleventh District, Georgia • Anyone meeting Elmer for the first time is impressed by his southern ac- cent, but carries away a deeper impres- sion of the preciseness of his conver- sation and of the manner in which he conducts himself. " Prop, " as he is known to his friends, is a gentleman throughout. His four years at the Acad- emy have been years of continual con- flict with academics; however. Prop requires a handicap before he does his best work. He possesses a keen sense of duty and of justice, but he will not tolerate anyone who tries to take advantage of him. Friends, he makes easily and retains. As a conversation- alist, Prop particularly stands out — whether the conversation be with classmate or with femme. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Lacrosse (4-3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. 218 DAVID CAMPBELL WALLACE Richmond, Virginia Third District, Virginia • Bringing that famous phrase, " Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, ' ' as his guidon, Dave embarked upon a four-year attempt to live with these ob- jectives in view. Maybe he succeeded, but he deemed it wise to second the first watchwords with " as we hve we learn. " He is no person easily led by the thoughts of others; always his ideas have been permeated with character- istic originality. In the self-assurance he possesses and in his ability to dif- ferentiate between the important and unimportant, rests his claim to success at West Point. I end no biography, but do attempt to evaluate a character with: add an attractive personality to a good mind and the result is a close approximation. Corporal (2); Cross Country (2), Monogram (2); Track (2); Head Academic Coach (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. JAMES HOWARD WALSH Carbondale, Pennsylvania Eleventh District, Pennsylvania r • Words alone cannot describe Jim ' s high character and all that he stands for. His broad knowledge of current affairs served as a source of informa- tion to all classes throughout his four years. Because of his level head, his classmates placed him on the Cadet Election Committee. His humorous wit and joyous mood will always be as welcome to others as it was to us. Dur- ing his spare moments you could find Jim on the Plain with his new golf set dangling from his shoulders. We ex- pect him to break 100 any day now. You cannot judge a man by his golf, but, judging from his other accom- plishments as a Cadet, we believe that he will be equally outstanding in any other capacity. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Hockey (4); Track (4); Election Committee (1); Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teacher (1); Lecture Committee (1); Debating Club (1); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Marksman. EUGENE HENRY WALTER Mt. Carmel, Illinois Tw:enty-third District, Illinois • " We live primarily for today, occa- sionally for tomorrow, but never for the day after tomorrow, " is a summary of Gene ' s philosophiy of life. He is the possessor of a keen sense of propor- tion. When the time comes to work, he works diUgently, and when the time comes to play, he plays whole-heart- edly; the one never interferes with the other. The interest he displays in all sports is not the least bit superficial. He holds baseball in highest esteem, though. He is at home or at ease in any situation. When it comes to wit, humor, or clowning Gene takes no back seat; his classmates will testify to this. He will always be welcome, always in- teresting, always " A Swell Guy. " Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (1), Lieutenant (1); Baseball (4-2-1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. BERNARD SANDERS WATERMAN Bangor, Maine Fourth District, Maine • Bernie came to his new domicile in the Highlands bubbling over with en- thusiasm and full of ambitions (weren ' t we all?); namely, to be a star athlete, to be a star man, and to be at least a company commander. He became a star guard on " B " Co. intermurder football team, but his ambitions were somewhat dampened when an " F " Co. runt kicked out a bridgework. Two years later the same thing happened when he was playing on the engineer football team. This ended forever Ber- nie ' s athletic ambitions in that sport. He is now one of the proudest W. F. C. B. ' s and no gold glitters on his col- lar. A failure? No! He failed to fulfill his original intentions, but he will suc- ceed in any important fields of en- deavor. Boxing (4); Track (3); Debating Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. 220 •J ALBERT C. WELLS, JR. Mundfordville, Kentucky Fourth District, Kentucky SETH LATHROP WELD, JR. San Antonio, Texas At Large • Bi 11 failed to break any records Plebe year in academics, but since then he has come up by leaps and bounds. However, he has never been too busy to help out a Plebe or a Yearling who just couldn ' t see math or physics. He became a devotee of the rifle in Year- ling summer camp and later made the team. For the last two years he has been manager of that select body known as the " West Point Rifles. " Not confining his extra-curricular activities to shoot- ing, he has been a member of the choir for four years, and has managed to cultivate a knowledge of the world ' s affairs which may be egualled but is unexcelled in this august body of men. Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Fencing (4); Out- door Rifle (3); Indoor Rifle (3-2-1), Manager of Indoor Rifle (1), Manager ' s Minor " A " (1); Ca- det Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. • A.C. — otherwise known as " the Boy Pharmacist " because he has a drug store and a first aid station in his " ' white elephant " — wanted to be a surgeon. Whatever his objective when he left the Blue Grass, he has certainly done lots of things inside these grey walls. He has become an ardent devotee of Culbertson and Sims, he has acquired the managership of baseball, and as such engineered the best summer camp baseball league that has been run off since we came here, and he has spent his spare time making life mis- erable for Plebes who try to get into ranks after the three minute bell. Effi- cient, but not a file boner, he ' s a good man and a good friend. Baseball (2-1), Manager of Baseball (1), Mana- ger ' s Major " A " (1); Hundredth Night Show Stage Crew (4); Color Line (3); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. 221 • The part of Lefty ' s nature which characterizes him as a really fine fel- low, comes out only after breakfast in the morning. Before that time he goes about his duties in a somewhat taci- turn manner, but get that breakfast into him and he actually begins to beam. He has had his ups and downs in academics but never down far enough to rate stars on his bathrobe, although Plebe Christmas his outlook was good. Lefty has spent four years trying to make his lacrosse stick go overhand instead of sidearm, and he ' s shll at it. He ' s as obvious as the light of day, and the cynical attitude he as- sumes upon occasions fools no one. Lefty will be remembered as an amia- ble and broad minded companion. Corporal (2), Acting Sergeant (1); Fencing (4); Lacrosse (4-3-2-1); Wrestling (1); Cadet Chapel Choir (3-2-1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharp- shooter. LESTER LEWES WHEELER Baltimore, Maryland Second District, Maryland JOSEPH HENRY WIECHMANN Freeport, Minnesota Army • " Time, Tide, and Assembly wait for no man — " , so why should any man wait for Time, Tide, or Assembly! Joe was the last man in " H " Co. to report for duty, both Plebe year and at the end of furlough. In fact he saved un- told hours more than the average ca- det through this policy, but he always utilized this time to his best advantage. Logical and methodical, he has a nat- ural sense of orderliness and neatness that always kept him safe in " dis. " His persistence carried him safely through some trying times with the Academic Departments. It is as a comrade that Joe is particularly outstanding. During four years we have been constantly aware of that guality in him which elicits deep and permanent friend- ship. Baseball (3-2-1); Cross Country (4), Numerals (4); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. 222 THOMAS WILDES Brooklyn, New York Fifth District, New Jersey IE LANGFITT BOWDITCH WILEY Washington, D. C. Senatorial, Arkansas • " They_can ' t do this to me! " Not that he really says it, but that is the impres- sion one gathers. However " they " not only can but, too often do, do " this " to Wilby. Still he has qualities which his friends like and others can do no less than respect. He has an alert mind, likes riding and tennis but can ' t stand baseball, knows drill and tactics well but is almost anchor man in dis. Aside from these superficial indications, he has depths which do not respond to " the system. " He is loyal beyond the average, has a fine perception of the beauties of everyday life (not neces- sarily feminine), and responds with enthusiasm when asked to help, no matter in what way. Hundredth Night Show (4-3-2); Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Marksman. • Here is one man who has never wor- ried about unimportant matters. Aca- demics, demos, drill, and the numer- ous other trivialities with which cadets are afflicted sometimes, may have an- noyed him slightly, but they never harassed him; a grin, a shrug, and an airy wave of the hand dispelled such petty nuisances. His motive in life is to enjoy himself and he succeeds admir- ably. Not that Tommy is solely a play- boy; he has the knack of enjoying any- thing he does. Tommy never wasted more than half an hour on any partic- ular lesson, but he was always willing to spend hours helping someone else. This never-failing unselfishness, his natural ability, and his innate cour- tesy are the qualities for which we ad- mire him most. Corporal (2), Acting Supply Sergeant (I); Track (4-3), Assistant Manager of Track (3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Hundredth Night Show Chorus (2-1); Rifle Expert. ;% 223 GEORGE RAYMOND WILKINS Pensacola, Florida At Large JOHN WILLIAMSON Brooklyn, New York Army • A big smile, a lot of good humor, a sufficient portion of brains, an insatia- ble love for sleep, a quick wit, and a wee bit of ambition are Ray ' s out- standing characteristics. Life to him is a thing to be taken casually. He is ever ready to help in solving the mysteries concocted by the Academic Depart- ments, but he is just as ready to join in the fun — a practical joke or a game of golf. Looking back, we all must agree that Ray has had his share of every- thing, except chevrons, that the Acad- emy has offered — he took an extra helping of demerits in their stead. He will not be remembered for the things he did, but rather for himself. Boxing (4); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Expert; Pis- tol Expert. JO • Williamson has been reading for so long all the official correspondence in the Tac ' s envelope that this prescience together with his own good horse- sense has made his classmates respect his advice on everything from writing b-aches, to maneuvering a platoon around the P-rade Ground. Whether he be eating in the mess-hall or out on D.P., at home reading his podunk or at Cullum Hall, he invariably exhibits the same equipoise that some would call imperturbability. Willie is a straight- shooter — in rifle, pistol, or life — so that along with the B.S. that gradua- tion will give us, there ' ll be another alphabetical memory — that of Q.P., cheerful and genial throughout all the potpourri of ups and downs that have composed his career at the Academy. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (I); Rifle (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4), Minor " A " (3-2-1), Captain of Rifle (1); Pistol (3-2-1), Minor " A " (2); Soccer (4); Rifle Expert; Pistol Expert. 224 JOHN NEWTON WILSON West Point, New York Third District, Washington JAMES VAN GORDER WILSON Ellwood City, Pennsylvania Twenty-sixth District, Pennsylvania r • In characterizing a man like this, the writer is hampered not by a lack of material, but by a lack of judgment of just what Wilson ' s best points are. Instances could be cited, grades could be referred to, and his conduct record published — all to show his qualifica- tion to the desired cadet standards. Femmes will testify to his social de- pendability, and every man in the class will vouch for his friendliness and integrity. Versatile combination, this Wilson. In one night he will read fiction, listen to the radio, coach de- ficient cadets, and still have time be- fore taps to study enough to stay in the first sections. There are few subjects on which he can ' t converse and none that he won ' t argue about. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2); Lacrosse (4-3-2); Fencing (3-2-1); Camp Illumination (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. • With a happy smile and a faculty for making friends, gifted with a keen wit and a ready sense of humor. Jack is the life of anyone ' s party. If anything has a funny side to it. Jack will find it; if it doesn ' t have a funny side, he ' ll find one anyway. Glancing at his ath- letic and activity record, one can read- ily see that he ' s an athlete and the kind of athlete that everyone admires, play- ing the game for the pleasure of it and not taking things too seriously. As a lacrosse player he ' s one of the best, winning his way to the acme of all ath- letes hopes, " All American. " On the academic side of life too he has worked hard, but not too seriously, and with equal success. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (1); Football (4); Swimming (4-3); La- crosse (4-3-2-1), Major " A " (3-2-1); Cross Coun- try (3), Monogram (3); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Orchestra (1); Color Lines (3-1); Elec- tion Committee (2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. 225 • He ' s a happy-go-lucky sort of a chap, our Wollaston. Big, blond, and good looking, with a ready smile, a stento- rian pair of lungs, and an irresistible inclination to be boisterous, he never failed to create a stir when he came around. Independent cuss, too; he al- ways took his own good time in doing things in his own way. Wally likes dance music, and his radio — news to the Tac — was going night and day. He was always the first one to sing the new songs. He dearly loves a funny story, and knows plenty of them. In keeping with the rest of his character, he has a certain largeness of nature that makes him a very agreeable com- rade. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (1); Football (4); Wrestling (2-1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1); Pointer (4); Hundredth Night Show (3); Rifle Marksman. PENNOCK HOYT WOLLASTON Birmingham, Michigan Sixt h District, Michigan ROBERT WHITNEY WOOD Highland Park, Illinois Fifth District, Illinois • Here we have another member of that famed aristocratic organization, the " " Clean Sleeve ' ' Club. Bob is known as an eater of Hershey bars, a sports statistician, a magazine reader of un- usual application, and a frenzied one- man Army cheering section. His high academic standing is due to keen in- tellect rather than to long hours of boning. His low military rank can be attributed to a different standard of values — not to incapacity. Bob has managed to make his career at West Point one of smiles, friendships, and memories rather than a countless se- ries of dreary, meaningless days. He is possessed of an even, delightful tem- perament that is never upset by an unexpected first call, a surprise writ, or a sudden shower at parade. Polo (4-3); Pointer Marksman. Rifle Marksman; Pistol 226 THOMAS WASHINGTON WOODYARD, JR. Frankfort, Kentucky Seventh District, Kentucky LAMAR FENN WOODWARD Vienna, Georgia Honor School • Woody brought with him to the Academy a plentiful supply of Geor- gia sunshine, as all who know him will avow. He suffered the loss of one major battle at the hands of the Academic Board at the end of Plebe year, but re- turned with new vigor and won through to a clear victory. He has worked hard at both academics and athletics, and always has played the part of a genu- ine sportsman. A man of his word and always anxious to help someone out, he is the type that we meet all too sel- dom. When real men are needed, search no farther than the door of Woody ' s home, for he will always be a willing worker and, above all, an of- ficer and a gentleman. Acting Sergeant (1); Wrestling (4); Indoor Ritle (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. • In the " Toad " we had the happiest combination known to the Corps — the glittering sleeve of a file-boner and the heart of a buck. As examples of his sins, we remember these: He once sang " Old King Cole " after taps; he once took a dignified Cadet Captain wading in full uniform; he once threw his cap from a hotel window; and he constantly b-ached in a manner unbe- coming a Cadet Lieutenant but much becoming a man. He also departed from the standards of his gold-be- decked comrades by failing to turn in unnecessary Plebe guill and to culti- vate appreciation where it did the most good. In other words he is a man of unusual ability and ranked high through merit alone. Corporal (2); Lieutenant (1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sharpshooter. 227 JAMES MARTIN WORTHINGTON Bradley Beach, New Jersey At Large • To some people life is a song, and al- though Jim may sometimes get off key or tie up his spec in regard to tune, he is fortunate enough to belong to that group. Insouciant to a degree that would make a Tac shudder, " B-legs " has nevertheless a serious side that makes it possible for him to buckle down when it becomes necessary. Suc- cess in academics and a good show- ing in several sports bear witness that Jimmy " can " when he wants to. There are a lot of bouquets one might throw at Jimmy, but he would modestly de- cline them. Those who know him real- ize the value of his friendship without expressing it. I ' ll always be proud to say when he passes, " There ' s m ' wife. " Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Acting Ser- geant (1); Tennis (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4); Cross Country (4-2); Boxing (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. JOHN RALPH WRIGHT, JR. Fort Humphreys, Virginia At Large • Here in John is a well defined type of man — the plugger type. Persistency to stay on the job and to do it well, however small and unimportant it may appear to him, is his chief attribute. And by persistency 1 mean that he strives to render his best possible per- formance, no matter how long it takes. He passes from one completed job to the next, with seldom a word of dis- taste for the work. He keeps his mouth shut, his mind and hands moving, and keeps going. As is always the case, hand in hand with this type of man go many responsibilities well carried. If a job has to be done and done well, John is the man who can do it. Acting Corporal (3), Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1), Captain (1); Fencing (4-3-2-1), Numerals (4); Baseball (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4-3-2-1), Hundredth Night Show House and Seating Committee (3-2-1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Expert. 228 CLYDE CALHOUN ZEIGLER St. Matthews, South CaroUna Seventh District, South CaroUna • During Plebe year Zig establishf ; himself as one of the smartest meiri- bers of the class by wearing stars, and since that time he has always been among the engineers. As a member of the Yearling calculus squad he helped to repel the invasion of Harvard ' s crack team and to establish Army ' s supremacy in the realm of mathemat- ics. In addition to academic brilliance, Zig possesses rare qualities of soldiery that have placed him on every " make list. ' ' His pleasant manner and cheerful disposition, plus an unqualified de- pendability, have made him an inval- uable friend to many. Besides having these high qualifications, Zig is the kind of fellow who will take your Hun- dredth Night C.C.Q. when your O.A. O. is on deck. Need I say more? Corporal (2), Lieutenant (1); Baseball (4); Mathematics Squad (3); Stars (4); Hundredth Night Show (3-2); Rifle Expert. BAGBY, CARROLL KELEHER BAIRD, JAMES NICHOLSON BOSTICK. JOSEPH ELLSWORTH BRANT. PHILIP DELANO BUTLER. McCLERNAND CALVERLEY. WESLEY SKH,TON CARR, DANIEL JAMES CARTWRIGHT. WALTER BENNETT, JR. CHAFFIN. ANDREW DAVIS. JR. CHANG. I. COOK, FRED ALDEN COUGHLIN. ROBERT LEE DALEY, JAMES JOSEPH DALTON, HARRY GELSTON DAVINO. ALFRED FRANCIS DONALD. HAROLD SULLIVAN DONOGHUE, MYRON DANIEL DUDLEY, JAMES GLENN, JR. EDWARDS. ERNEST ELMER EDWARDS, ROBERT BRUCE FINN. RYDER WALDO FRASER, KEITH GATES. WALTER ANDERSON GEIST, ALFRED NELSON GOLDTRAP. JOHN CLARKE GROTHAUS. DONALD GILBERT GUSDANOVIC. HERBERT PAUL HAKE. RICHARD FRANCIS HALTOM. CHARLES MORRIS HARRISON. FRANK RAY HATFIELD, WILLIAM REID HAUKE, ANTHONY FRANCIS HENDRICKS, GEORGE FRANCIS HILGARD. CARTER DEXTER HILL. ROBERT GARDNER HOLTON. EARL FRANKLIN HOWELL. WILLIAM BALDWIN HUTTON, EDWARD MILTON JANOF, THEODORE JENKINS, ROBERT HAROLD JOHNSON, WALTER EDWARD JONES, J. HARRISON KING, ALLEN WELDEN KING, HUGH MacPHERSON KROBOTH. JOSEPH CHARLES LACY, WILLIAM HENRY. JR. LADD, ROLLA DeLAUNAY LANGFORD. JAMES ALLEN LAUCKS, FOSTER MARTIN LAWLOR, THOMAS JAMES LAY-NE, CLYDE LAFAYETTE LONDON. HENRY MAUGER. JR. LOVELY. RICHARD HUBERT LYNCH, JOHN MATTHEW MAKER. CHARLES EDWARD MERKEL, EDMUND HENRY MILTON, CHARLES HAMILTON. JR. MURFEE, McQUEEN SMITH MURPHY, CHARLES FRANCIS, JR. NEAL, JACK FLOYD NESBITT, WILLIAM FRANKLIN NOAKE, DONALD WALLACE O ' CONNOR, WALTER BLAIR PATTERSON, HAM PECK, ALLEN LEEDS PEPPLE, LOYD KENNETH PLUNKETT. LAMAR RICHARD PORTER. ROBERT EWING PRIDGEN. CLAUDE LEONARD, JR. PRIESTLEY, WILLIAM JOHN RENO, WILLIAM WILKINSON, JR. RETHORST, WILLIAM RITTER, GEORGE HARRY ROBERSON, JOHN GORDON SGHAFER, CHARLES EDWARD SCHOFIELD, DANIEL PIERCE SCHULTZ, GAYLORD WALTER SEGRIST, CHARLES CHANEY SERREM, EDWARD MacDONALD SHEPARD, LOUIS SMITH. SAM WHYTE SPEAR, JOSEPH HORNSBY. Ill STERLING. PHILIP COLUMBUS, JR. STIEGLER. HARRY LEONARD TAYLOR, CLYDE WOOLEY. JR. TAYLOR. JOHN EDWARD TETLOW, DANIEL MEYER THOMAS. KEITH HONORE TOWNSEND, ARTHUR FARRAGUT, JR. TREDENNICK, JOHN COOK WAITE. WILBER SUTTON. JR, WALLACE. LEE WESTBROOK. HUGH SETEN WHITE. GEORGE ERVIN. JR. WHITE, GEORGE PROCTOR. JR. WIER. HENRY GARRETT WILDRICK, WARREN NEWCOMB WILKES. GILBERT VAN BUREN, JR. WILLIAMS HOMER P. WILLICOMBE. JOHN WILLIAM WUNDERLY. HARRY LEO YARBOROUGH. WILLIAM PELHAM 229 mMjMmmB % • Our first regiment of artillery was a mo- bile unit organized at Boston in 1775. It included a company from New York, com- manded by Alexander Hamilton, which la- ter served at West Point as a company of Artillerists and Engineers, and survives to- day as Battery " D, " 5th F. A. Our early cannon were moved by men with drag ropes. The First Artillery became the first completely motorized regiment in the world. Field Artillery as a separate branch was formed in 1907. During the World War this branch expanded from six thousand to half a million officers and men. ' ■■ ' - ■ " ■- " • ' ■r ' " ' . s j M t ri •;y r -mMSS L - J M m 1. " Glass please! " The first stage in the education of the plebe. 2. The Yearlings turn out a good old fashioned summer camp drag. 3. No more Frog! Yearlings throw their books at French monument. 4. The Second Class learns something of the practical applicahon of Chem. 5. Hello Georgia — the First Class disembarks from the Chateau Thierry. 6. " You be the French commander " — the First Class play at being Napoleon. i • We of the Class of ' 35 can hardly realize that our cadet days are now but memories of the past. It was only yesterday that we were labeled " New Cadet Dumbjohn " and were striving mightily to fit into the routine of this strange place. Plebe Christmas gave us our first feeling of class consciousness and made us feel that at last we belonged — when Recognition came in June we were definitely a class. By some subtle alchemy we were not only a class in name, but we had become a class in spirit. Survivors of many academic storms, weatherers of the cold blasts of the Tactical Department — we have now partaken of a communion that will give us a unity through the years to come. Let us perpetuate that unity as we serve in Army Blue. CLASS HISTORY BEAST BARRACKS I 5 W f. 4 k ' V 1 ij- ' Who are you gross looking man? ' Which one, Sir? " Squads east by the numbers 236 You don ' t Ihiiik mister ' We piped the first practice march 237 BEAST BARRACKS 238 BEAST BARRACKS } ' .h: Bivouac at Round Pond 239 2 34 i IN On the way down V_y .... inside ' i if- f " Save that glove mister " TvBiifi PLEBE YEAR 242 Deldfield— where coolness abounds YEARLING SUMMER CAMP .Tafiqtisi ' !■ 243 i!i YEARLING SUMMER CAMP M ' Space 30 " ' Un cannon bien tenu en vaut deux " 244 II YEARLING SUMMER CAMP ilA .. YEARLING SUMMER CAMP Rifie range vs S. I. ' Hey! Which is the clean water? " YEARLING SUMMER CAMP y- 247 MMiiilSiililM YEARLING YEAR ' ?3- No rest for the weary 248 . r4Ss» p Calculus— a yearling nightmare TJ a ' .1 ' " fviCT ' - ir;? ' . ' . i YEARLING YEAR SECOND CLASS YEAR This, Sir, is entropy " 250 SECOND CLASS YEAR 251 -c SECOND CLASS ' YEAR ' Hang on to your hats, fellers " A hair raising speech. 252 SECOND CLASS YEAR These one o ' clock hops 253 mmmmmmmmmummm FIRST CLASS SUMMER CAMP ' You have twenty minutes to write your solution " Constroocting a breedge r 254 . i l 5 i «. ' - » - Academics nev FIRST CLASS SUMMER CAMP i oJry. ' i -tAa: ' , tao S i ilPliBl i Horses — tents — horses — and more horses 255 . FIRST CLASS ' SUMMER CAMP A mechanized farce m l:. a4 iM i I 256 FIRST CLASS SUMMER CAMP " Where do we go tonight, fellov i Newburgh 10 i FIRST CLASS SUMMER CAMP tilting at Delafield Poncho day on the F.A. hike 258 t m ! V I Chorus boys f .., Clean-up week n Twice around and home «s i. ; (r FIRST CLASS SUMMER CAMP 259 GEORGIA TRIP Where £ Elmer? Deck of cards 260 ' ' ly mm GEORGIA TRIP 4 262 imi TTr - f-wif GEORGIA TRIP 263 - GEORGIA TRIP " - - ' ' M ' • Ml Russ Pool at Benning l-r sP « ' J - l J ■iHMlMMillHIlii i J se I ' S ' ?; ' »:li. ' .,11 Personal reconnaissance Coming up ■ 1 f i m; .V f(f. " g A bum picture . GEORGIA TRIP .and a bomber 265 GEORGIA TRIP Messages to Mars ' ' -, . ' V: A big fellow gets i if %, Jl;. 266 7 ' GEORGIA TRIP Admiral ' s bodyguard A good place to B.S. 267 .a ffi 1- ...- f " !?; Ill GEORGIA TRIP .to sink the Navy I 268 mR. GEORGIA TRIP Ring Hop next ; , ' . 269 FIRST CLASS YEAR " V - .-k " 270 r 271 - " Mh » - - ' iteii ' ;ft»i s ' i ti. " .- i " l ' " -v. li ' n- " ' just to lick the Irish " 1 FOOTBALL TRIPS " Clear-eyed youths " at Boston Difficult terrain at Franklin Field 273 274 isj ' ii-, r ii .1 Macon ' s brain child K 4«. i:-. ms- FIRST CLASS YEAR 275 ; ' lA Oi. l " •irMmmmmM • From " mounted legions " of the Revolu- tion the first mounted squadron was author- ized by Congress in 1792. A battalion of Mounted Rangers followed in 1832, which enlarged became the First Dragoons a year later. This was the beginning of Cavalry as we know it today. Periodically throughout the next eighty years additional units were authorized, and we find the Cavalry in- creased to seventeen regiments by the National Defense Act. One additional regi- ment, the Twenty-Sixth, was authorized in 1922. However, the greatest number of active regular regiments of Cavalry at any time has been seventeen. The increasing demand for mechanization indicates in the near future an expansion of the Cavalry arm, which embodies this feature. J l ■ 71 . ' i k 1 ! m n- fiii m 1. A color line with Brick Reybold at the megaphone. 2. A cross section of one of those G. I. Saturday Hops. 3. " M " Company ' s famous Easter Egg Hunt — Adams at ba t. 4. Just another group of First Classmen comparing rings. 5. The long anticipated " Long " week-end materializes. 6. 1200 Mule Team pulls the big team up the hill. • " How many days? " Such has been our chorus each year in the Corps as we have looked forward to the events of the future. From our first plaintive " Yea Furlough " as fledgling Yearlings, special occasions and social events have given us our relaxation and our play. Football Trips and Christmas Leaves, Camp Illuminations and Hundredth Night Shows, Ring Hop and the Long Week-end — each event has taken on an added significance as the days have passed. Now at last comes that for which we have waited for so long — June Week and Graduation! West Point at its most beautiful; the esprit of the Corps at its highest; in such a setting the family and the O. A. O. give us a sense of the realiza- tion of perfection. Cadet days are over — unforgettable memories— dreams come true. OCCASIONS HUNDREDTH NIGHT ACT 1 • Scene 1 — Opened by St. John and Oglesby, two gaga gobs, hornpiping their way to fame. Closed with a pyjama dance led and sung by Reybold, our own golden voiced juvenile. • Scene 2 — Plot thickens as cinema czars Workizer and Wilson plan a clean and censor-proof all-cadetty movie. • Scene 3 — A panting scene in which the Com (Turner) and his aide, the Major (Sweeney) are won over by Sonia (Norris) to allowing the kaydets to participate in the movie-making. Some show, eh keed? • Scene 4 — What a wow! Gorgeous girls, crooners, quartets, the Gold Coast Casino with Proctor and his melodians whooping it up, Eckhardt stealing the show, Frink and Martin the tangoing tamales, and Ryder tapping rhythm through the house. Laughter and success. HUNDREDTH NIGHT ACT 2 • Scene 1 — Shots right on the movie lot; cameras grinding; waiters singing and stammering through a spring dance; mess hall full of cadets and choruses; love ' s dream tangled in knots. • Scene 2 — Colossal acting by Eckhardt and Ryder with two dainty miss ' s (Chaff in and Crawford) on Cullum balcony. All the actors get a workout, the scene is a smash. Brick croons again — the quartette — ain ' t it wonderful? • Scene 3 — The P ' s side of the academic story, featuring Connor, the Realist — you loved it. • Scene 4 — Some stuff! The denouement, with the Com and Director at odds; Wilson and Reybold battling over the stage for the hand of the Major ' s daughter (Hayes) and the Stars and Stripes forever. • Finale — You can ' t believe it ' s over; George and Jarvis weeping over their puns; everyone reunited, and cast and choruses joining in " 100 Days ' Till June! " 283 v ' v- . CI PRESIDENT ' S F " REVIEW ' i. ' -j •umok Pnnce officer Biilitar wA House • Cam ■weli air.cy, ffESoi r i n • August 6 West Point was honored with a visit by Mr. Vladimir A. Burzin, Military Attache, Soviet Embassy, and his assistant, Mr. Vladimir M. Bergunov. Although Soviet officers hold no rank, Mr. Burzin corresponds to a Major General in the U. S. Army and Mr. Bergunov, a Colonel. • Another distinguished visi- tor, Prince Kaya accom- panied by Colonel Kenji Mat- sumoto. Military Attache, Ja- panese Embassy, came to review West Point August 16. Prince Kaya is a cavalry officer and a keen student of military affairs. He is also a member of the Reigning House of Japan. • Cameras, platforms, and cameramen at every turn. Overnight West Point be- came a second Hollywood. P-rades added a new lustre as Herbie Gee and Dick Powell vied for the First Cap- taincy, Herbie winning in the eyes of the Corps, Dick in the eyes of the camera. REVIEWS 285 Ill CAMP ILLU- MINATION • The roosters forgot that the sun had set, and even the horses were wide-eyed, munching their oats in tempo with Hiram ' s Fiddlers. It was the Country Fair in the Gymnasium at West Point. Everywhere the lads and lassies laughed with glee. On top of the haystacks they sat hand in hand mischievously throwing hay on the dancers below. Around the booths they stared at the grand prizes the barkers displayed, and longingly wished for another little silver dime so that they might try to catch the lucky number. And then when it all ended, they were too happy and too tired to think of the toils of the coming day. f FOOTBALL TRIPS • The idll ot tlie year would be another Gloom Period were it not for the spirit bolstering football trips. The steady routine of academics and drills is intermittently broken by these pleasant visits away from the projecting plateau on the Hudson. For the First Classmen they mean longer week- ends; for the Second and Third Classmen, freedom from books, and for the Icwly Plebe — as one would say — a paradise. Thus it is with enthusiasm that the Plebe announces, " Sir, there are six days until the next football trip! " RING HOP 1 p " ' mi i • Anticipation of Ring Hop by the members of the Class of ' 35 has always been great. It started innocently Plebe year when the then First Classmen awakened us early one morning and im- pressed upon our minds the vision of a class ring. With each succeeding class our enthusiasm grew. During Second Class year, Mr. Plummer bewildered us with the actual realization of our own ring. Finally October 6, 1934 arrived. CuUum was filled with the hopoids and elephants, the dragoids and stags of the First Class. And in the midst of the colorful evening gowns and the full dress uniforms rose the enlarged class ring archway which joined the Class of 1935 to the Army Blue and many O. A. O. ' s to the Class of 1935. r JUNE WEEK Photographs by Weilert JUNE WEEK Photographs by Weilert I mamng JUNE WEEK Photographs by Weilert iNff JUNE WEEK Photographs by Lohse 1. The band leads off and another parade has begun. Where ' s the bass drummer? 2. The colors go by and an old grad pays his tribute to country and alma mater. 3. " That we of the Corps are treading where they of the Corps have irod. " 4. Time for parade, but always time for . ome words with the O. A. O. 5. " There ' s Johnny! " Proud parents and ends watch as we parade for them. ,o4i. JUNE WEEK Photographs by Lohse " You Plebes raise your chests up! " Only one more week ' til recognition. 7. Delafield proves a tempting refuge the heat and endless parades. Dragging to the ball game;one femme seems to find waiting very boresome. Recognition! A long long Plebe year comes to a memorable happy ending. 10. " No more of this! " Newly-born Year- lings sigh with relief at the thought. 293 : )i • The Coast Artillery was not organized as a separate branch of the service until 1907, when it was severed from the Field Artil- lery. After the War of 1812, our War De- partment inaugurated an elaborate plan for permanent coast defenses; many of the sites developed at that time are still in use. Charged then with fixed defenses and sub- marine mines, the Coast Artillery during the World War added to its armament heavy tractor-drawn artillery, all railway, and all anti-aircraft artillery. Hence its mission has become the destruction of the enemy on land, on water, under water, and in the air. J ' M{mm ' A 1. Choir rehearsal in the Chapel; Mr. Mayer directing. 2. " Along Flirtation Walk " — the sport that knows no season. 3. A member of the red comforter squad takes a workout. 4. A favorite pastime around the 10th of the month. 5. In process of getting rid of that boodle book. 6. Boning muck over m the gym — popular winter sport. • Our activities serve as an outlet for those abilities which the section room, the drill field, and athletics do not demand. The keen enjoyment of doing something en- tirely of our own choosing; the good fellow- ship of those friendly associations as we have momentarily disrupted our Spartan- like existence; — these pleasures have been ours in our work on the Pointer, the Howitzer, or the Hundredth Night Show. Throughout all our activities there has been an incentive of friendly competition; here at West Point there are no favored groups, and individual contributions, rather than individual gain, motivates our interest. Color lines, orchestras, glee clubs, debat- ing societies, Saturday night hops— all have contributed to the satisfaction of a busy life well balanced with academics, tactics, athletics. And best of all has been the knowledge that as we worked and as we played the days were speeding onward to June! ACTIVITIES oM iti MuuJ FIRST CLASS OFFICERS SECOND CLASS OFFICERS THIRD CLASS OFFICERS ECKHARDT, Historian STILLMAN, Athletic Representative REYBOLD, Secretary GLORIOD, Treasurer KEMPER, President HECKEMEYER, Vice-President DAVIS, R.W., Historian HIATT, Vi. - F ' i -:i. !e:.t STEWAFT C. B., Treasurer GROHS, Athletic Representative CONNOR, W. M., President MONTEITH, Secretary WESTOVER, Treasurer HOLCOMB, Secretary BROADHURST, Historian HEFLEBOWER, Vice-President STROMBERG, President REAVES, Athletic Representative 302 ?. WILSON, ]. N. WALSH STILLMAN BERNIER ECKHARDT CRITZ MURDOCH CUMMINGS, Chairman FIREHOCK HAUG MITCHELL, S. C. ELECTION COMMITTEE ROBERTS, J., Secretary COLE, G. WHITE STANTON GEE, Chairman ex officio SYMROSKI ASHMAN BOARD OF GOVERNORS FIRST CLASS CLUB RING COMMITTEE XLSWukTH GkLj ' vVL " iN ISHAM SIMFSvjIn SAWYER BLACKSHEAR, Chairman TOTTEN 303 COLOR LINE COMMITTEE TOTTEN FRYE ROGERS GREGG SINCLAIR SHERRARD ROBERTS, ]. TWITCHELL, Chairman THOMPSON BALLUFF ADAMS, J. Y. SHERRARD GULICK BALLUFF ROGERS A. L--» m I m Im m I f. M-.pgil HONOR COMMITTEE HICKMAN DILLEY ELLEKi . ' N ' ADKISSON INGRAM HAWES BOYLE MURDOCH BREAKEFIELD GREGG, Chairman GEE TAYLOR MM J. I i • The most deeply inspiring heritage the Corps of Cadets receives from the past and gives to the future is West Point Honor. Perhaps the term " heritage " is a misnomer, for honor is not, hke the buildings, an attribute that automatically goes with the Academy. It is rather the inherent moral force in every man that is molded by West Point into a ruling attribute of his character. The whole influence of tradition, of fellowship, and of idealism finally gives to each man that same fine instinct toward right which humanity has always cherished. • The fact that West Point Honor is not in the uniform, but in the man, makes it a very real force in all a cadet thinks and does. He realizes that he is not a lone wolf, answerable only to himself. His greatest possession is too intimately linked with those twelve hundred other cadets for him to slight it. • Every cadet sooner or later realizes that the finer part of him is forever a part of West Point. But he does not express this realization in words. Nothing is written defining the tenets of honor, for it is not a system; very little is said of it, for it is not an emotion. A Cadet ' s one full expression of it is his unquestioning and unquestioned living in its spirit. What he thus instinctively expects of himself as well as of every other cadet, is his unvoiced expression of West Point Honor. 305 HUNDREDTH NIGHT SHOW DIALECTIC SOCIETY OFFICERS REYBOLD, Secretary HICKMAN. Program Editor ECKHARDT, Vice-President ADAMS, J. Y., President ADKISSON, Treasurer TWITCHELL, Business Manager • The Dialectic Society is West Point ' s own angel of mercy. From humble origin it has developed into one of the most intangible, yet all-powerful forces of every day cadet existence. The average red comforter artist believes that the Society steps out in all its glory for only a brief moment dur- ing the Hundredth Night Show. But such is not the case. These artists and actors plan and produce the Color Lines of summer camp that break the monotony of Sunday night guard tours. They sponsor the historic Camp Illumination. They buy the music for the Cadet Orchestra and Glee Club. All in all, they bend every effort toward one end — to some way shatter the deadly routine of grey walls and academics. HUNDREDTH NIGHT SHOW CHAPPELEAR GULICK MAUBORGNE MATHESON LEE CHAFFIN CRAWFORD PARROT PEEKE PECK ST. JOHN MIKKELSEN TURNER WILSON HAYES REYBOLD ADAMS NORRIS RYDER WORKIZER ECKHARDT IT ' S ii . ir. EGY KEATING DEPARTMENT HEADS THAYER GENT ROGERS WRIGHT BALLUFF PILLIVANT HUNDREDTH NIGHT SHOW • Another current misconception is that the Hundredth Night Show is nothing more than an impromptu frohc. In reaUty, it represents the heart blood of the cast and choruses and crews who have given up athletics, long week-ends, and choir trips that their production might prosper. The show is written on warm Wednesday afternoons in September, or Saturday nights during the hop, or on the train back from Harvard. The cast and choruses start rehearsing daily from the first of January until the last of March. The construction crews get into the swing of things sometime in February. CuUum Hall any winter afternoon is full of silent tragedies — Kemper ' s corns — Ryder in the hospital — Reybold ' s love affairs — Adams in sweat clothes — Eckhardt ' s sad smile- Wilson trying out another accent or face — Lt. Cole censoring. • And then the only part you like is the scene in which the dancers get out of step or the tenor ' s voice cracks. YARBOROU3H SCEKERY CREW ROBERTS, J. EVANS HOISINGTON 307 - BOOTH, R. M. ADAMS, J. Y. HOP COMMITTEE BATCHELLER LEONARD PROCTOR BOYS GEE, Chairman FRYE BOWER GENT • The " What, When, Where, Why, and How " of cadet hops is represented in the above picture. These First Classmen, assisted by a committee from each of the under classes, work in preparing schedules, selecting favors, cards, invitations, refreshments, and music throughout the year. Be- low is the orchestra directed by Sergeant Mahan and composed of picked enlisted men from the Academy band which provides the music for the hops . . . Mrs. Rogers, the Cadet Hostess, presides with grace and dignity at Cullum Hall — an efficient executive, resourceful adviser, and delightful companion. I THE ORCHESTRA MRS. ROGERS 308 r I ' " - ' •i mm. CADET CHAPEL CHOIR r • This year the Cadet Choir again sent its voices ringing world wide in celebration of the found- ing of West Point. This broadcast, the New York trips, and the expert instruction of Mr. Mayer have amply repaid the members of the choirs for their time and efforts. n- r r ' W - r r h -irtf.L ' -M.HJ- ' illi si ' n 1 tt ' J Ji m CATHOLIC CHAPEL CHOIR 309 SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS jlp ' - - ' v T V ulMliallftliiiiiiii CADET CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS • The education of the children of the Post in religious matters furnishes a pleasant and interest- ing break from the routine duties of academic life. Any cadet of these two Sunday School Squads will vouch for this. He will also inform you that without the help of Chaplain Foust CHAPLAIN FOUST FATHER MURDOCH and Father Murdoch in the organization and supervision of these schools the pleasantness would be clouded with worry and uncertainty. Sunday morning with these carefree young- sters starts the week off right. k CATHOLIC CHAPEL SUNDAY .SCHOOL TEACHERS 310 r • The rhythmic tap of feet in " one, two, three, four! " means more than hay foot, straw foot at West Point: it also means that the Kaydet Melody Muckoids are starting off on a wild ride through Tin Pan Alley. This famous conglomeration of musical saw-ers, tin horns, and umpah footers was gathered through ages of Darwinian selectivism under the capable direction of our own Wm. Proctor, the only southpaw baton waver in duress vile. (Duress vile means " B " Company to you.) Pantages ranks the Cadet Band tops among murderers of music. GLEE CLUB 311 CHESS CLUB OSTRANDER GILLIS DORLAND PARROT McCORMICK HAINES • The Cadet Debating Society, originated last year, has developed remarkably during the past six months, and prospects are even brighter for next year, with more men realizing the value of debating, and with its being recognized as an official activity. The field of intercollegiate de- bating was opened up last March when West Point met and defeated the debating team of Manhattan College. Although much remains to be done, a fine start has been obtained through the efforts of Major Devine and this year ' s officers: Kent K. Parrot, Thomas D. Gillis, and Ralph E. Haines. ROMELIN RALLMAN JOHNSTON HANLON WOLVERTON WADE FOOTE PEDERSEN DE LESDERNIER ASHMAN 312 i M. N . r I IW AREA BIRDS Mock (1), Smith :•■ ■: -on, E. C. (4), Bower (6), Presnell (1), Proc K ciuel vOj, Duic i , KiiiiDrOUgh (1) Buck (7), Tyer (3), Rhoades (1), O ' Neal (1), Hickman (3), Wilkins (A.B.), Spring (3), Rich (10), Wallace (10), burne (2), Roberts, L. C. (3), Rumsey (1), Wilby (1) , Borden (1), Tucker R. E. (1). WALLACE, D. C. Crown Prince • There is something about the area that brings out the best in a man. Perhaps the miUions of tiny pebbles churning under foot wear off the rough edges. Maybe the monotonous crunch of heavy heels gives one that extra bit of moral fortitude that spells never-say-die success. At any rate, it is a well established fact that when the bullets are flying, the sluggoids will " carry on " across any man ' s land. • The Class of 1935 is no excephon in this respect. It is proud of its representatives in that long grey line of worn shoes. It acclaims the epic struggle for supremacy between Charlie Rich and Dave Wallace which ended in a tie — ten months apiece. It salutes the names of the lesser fry which have cracked through the vaulted welkin of the mess hall — the great names of Harvey Bower, lim Buck, Joe Booth, Ed Smith, Jack Hick- man, and others. The class points with pride to - B — records of these men on and off the area. A l l j H large niche in its heart is dedicated to the brave, B M _4 m untamed spiritsof these Wednesdayand Saturday ■ ' ,. j|« ff immortals who have carved history in gravel. • Finally, let us bow our heads a moment in mem- ory of those unsung heroes who walked not in recompense for some glamorous and daring es- capade, but merely because they got over nine demerits a month. Their weary feet pound out the rhythm of " unshined shoes " and " dusty mirror. " Hail! First Class bucks! 313 PUBLICATIONS HOWITZER EDITORIAL STAFF JOHNSON, S. T. B. SMITH, E. M. • The " Howitzer " Board for the 1935 book was chosen in January of 1934, and with this small nucleus of men, plans were first made for this " Howitzer. " As the months passed we gradually evolved a staff of capable and hard workmg men, and before the book was finally published a large part of the Corps had some part in its making. Space does not enable us to tell you anything about these men — you see the results of their work and they will feel well repaid for the effort expended if you judge their work good. • It has been a great sattsfaction to all of us to create something. We have tried to produce a work that is worthy of West Point and her great traditions. We have never lost our interest in the JOHNSON, S. T. B, Associate Editor SlyllTH, E. M. ROBERTS, J. Editor-in-Chief Photographic Editor m % I fetM 316 r sagijpliicEdilo! TWITCH ELL FRYE BUSINESS STAFF MOCK SMITH, R. B. SYMROSKI theme we tried to develop — that of the portrayal of the U. S. Army uniform and materiel since 1775. We realize that it would take many volumes and much distinguished research work to do the subject justice- in that respect our treatment of the subject may be inadequate and sketchy, but we have tried at least to be accurate and thorough m all that we have done. Space was limited so we chose to treat of the six branches from which the cadet makes his choice upon graduation. Funds did not permit us to show all the uniforms in color so we had to be content with doing the dedication spread and the action pictures on the divider pages in four color. We think the work of our artist, Mr. Alex Levy, will merit your high praise. TWITCHELL Advertising Manager MOCK SYMROSKI Business Manager Circulatma Manager « ■ -i¥T ▲ Jih HOWITZER 317 ii mmmmmm Li; HOWITZER COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES RUSSELL MORGAN KIMBROUGH NEIGER DICK HILLE HAINES GENT RUSS BARE • As source material for the drawings we used the books compiled by the Quartermaster General i and as a check on our work we had all the art work examined in Washington before its inclusion. A very large share of credit goes to Major Karl Hausauer N. Y. N. G., our publisher — to his knowl- edge of the Army, his unflagging interest and guidance this book is largely due. We want to thank the Army officers who went out of their way in order to help us: Major Generals McKinley, Henry, and Bash, Brigadier General Conley, Colonels Jordon and McCormick, Major Brower, Captain Hoorn and the various heads of the Army service schools. On this post we had much MOORE, J. C. Athletic Editor Biography Editor GRAY Class History Editor 318 i HOWITZER UNDERCLASS ASSISTANTS MILLER, A. C. GOODWIN AMES BAUER, C. A. WOLVERTON RUSSELL, M. R. MICHELET WELLS, J. G. J. BELL, F. BARLOW BLAHA KELLY, C. P. KELLY, J. E. KIMBALL REECE JACKSON, L. A. FINCKEL PALMER valuable assistance from the officers too — particularly from Colonel Wilson and Major Bradley. • Lastly we wish to mention the work of Frank Powers who prepared the lay-outs for the book; we want to thank Charley Weilert of White ' s Studio, Remie Lohse and McClelland Barclay as well. • We do not begrudge any of the hundreds of man-hours that have gone into the making of this book — much of it was drudgery — true, but the contacts we made, the new experiences we shared, the things we learned, and our effort to contribute something worth while to the Corps have been amply worth while. KEMPER Views L-J 319 ■ iliirttilMliirii CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE [P»if J SMITH, E. M. SHOWER MOCK, Chai: B ' ARE TWITCHELL • Long before the Christmas Spirit invades the plain, the Christma s Card Committee is giving much thought to the preparation of the official greeting card of the Corps. As the thoughts materialize a representative subject is decided upon, and photographs of it are taken from every angle. From these photographs the artist ' s drawing is made and submitted to the engraver for the application of his art. The results are gratifying; each year a distinctive card is produced — a greeting that we are proud to send to our relatives and to our friends. iLieta, •jeanc ■■ ' Foil BUGLE NOTES STAFF MC CORMICK MARTIN, N. M., Business Manager KOEHLER, Editor MC ELHENY 320 r POINTER EDITORIAL STAFF FOREMAN i llAM ECKHARDT ANDERSON WOOD SCHWEIDEL • The task of publishing a bi-weekly magazine at West Point is no easy one. Because of lack of time and of facilities, and because of the limitations which the nature of the academy imposes, the " Pointer " staff labors under considerable difficulty. I owever, this year ' s staff is confident that it has done a creditable job. Certainly, interest in the magazine is greater this year than ever before. All in all. Volume XII of the Pointer compares favorably with any college magazine in the country. • The " Pointer " has no such complex, efficient organization as have most publications of its type. As a rule, the various numbers have been conceived and written by a few men, chiefly because LEMLEY Business Manager ANDERSON Editor-m-Chief NALL Advertising Manager Z0 321 POINTER BUSINESS STAFF LEMLEY these few men have alone been able to find the time and take the initiative to do the work. • The magazine Is controlled by a Board of seven First Classmen, headed by the editor-in-chief. His right-hand man and valuable assistant is the managing editor. The art editor is another mem- ber of the Board with important functions. The business manager controls the finances of the magazine, and his is often the final decision in guestions of policy involving any unusual expense. The advertising manager and the circulating manager are indispensable to the functioning of the magazine, and, together with the executive editor, who conducts all side projects of the " Pointer, " make up the remaining members of the Board. • This year ' s staff incorporated many changes into the magazine. Photographs as well as drawings LANG J DEV Circulation Manager (ilOiSe Mterial ]!g,besi jpries •Coon ■ ' jsasu 322 " r POINTER biai SECOND CLASS ASSISTANTS JONES, W. W. KINARD PACK CONNOR, W. HENDRICKSON CLIFTON FISHER YARBOROUGH were freely used. Careful thought was given to the type and lay-out of each number. The editor who is a stickler for the guality of written material, revised and rewrote, when necessary, all material used for publication. An effort was made to give the magazine a wider appeal by featur- ing, besides the Humor of the Corps, constructive articles, sport news, book reviews, and items of professional interest. • Of course, the chief aim of the " ' Pointer ' ' is to interest and amuse the Corps. However, Volume XII has been favorably commented upon by many of its leading college contemporaries. So, knowing that the Corps has been on the whole well satisfied with it, the " Pointer " feels that Volume XII was a success. iCM SCHWEIDEL I Associate Editor FOREMAN Associate Editor ECKHARDT Managing Editor f " 323 L h 1 1 I " If II UNDERCLASSES -- . - ' .jJi-sjt- D lino - • -K ' . K ' -;r .;r5 4r : c " 7 ' " A " CO. Benson, H. K. Billingslea Blodgett Clark, A. P. Crowder Curran Cowling Duin Gunn Heintges Hiatt Jacobsson, H. Katz Kerkering, J. 1 Landry Leer Madsen, K. E. Perkins Prince, W. R. Segrist Shuler True Wildnck Wolf, H. W. ■B " CO. Arnold, I. K. Baehr, C. A. Barrett Clifford, T. A. Cole, R. W. Crawford, C. L. Davis, R. W. Davis, T. R. Dawalt Edwards, D. L. Elkins Frost Jordan Kessler McBee Melton Miles, E. W. Nazzaro O ' Brien Priestley Rutledge Stewart, C. B. " C " CO. Bagby Bower, J. L. Chaffin Chappelear Dorland Finley Hahney Hulse, S. W. Kellam, F. C. A Kieffer, P. V. Lampert Low, H. R. McCoach Mikkelsen Milne Noake Oliver Ryder Spann Steele Warfield Westmoreland " D " CO. Bothwell Cordes EUert Gaston Gnuschke Harvey, R. I. Hendrickson Holterman, G. Hosmer Jones, W. W. Kinard Klock, K. T. Lawlor, T. J. McCormick McElheny McGoldnck, P Pepple Persons Romlein Swain Tetley Whipple, H. " E " CO. Brimmer Crockett Davis, W. A. de Lesdernier Dunn Grohs Grove, E. A. Hanlon Hayes, T. J. Hess Hiester HugJies Landrum Layne, C. L. Norris, N. T. Palmer, B. Smith, S. D. Smith, S. E. Twaddell Tyler Waugh, R. R. Yost, J. B. SECOND " F " CO. Beard, W. N. Beggs Blair, W. S. Breaks Broyles Cato Chandler Faiks Grothaus, D. G Hartman, C. D. Janof Kallman, M. M. Lynch, J. M. McCabe, R. E. Meany Punsalan Quinn, R. J. Rogers, T. C. Shea, F. E. Thompson, E. H Tiffany Walker, F. L. Wilhams, J. M. CLi ■G " C( 5i.er,C liiiircli oillespie, 326 -, ' Jhm ■ei ;: ' •? : M CLASS " G " CO. " H " CO. •I " CO. " K " CO. " L " CO. " M " CO. Bauer, C. A. Bodine, D. R. Abrams Bartella Austin, G. H. Barlow Cairnes, W. D. Buynoski Burnett Bode, A. H. Brown, D. H. Bell, F. Champion Chiles, I. H. Evans, B. F. Burke, E. L. P. Drake, L. R. Bowen, C. K. Church Connor, W. M. Fowler Clifton Estes Carmichael, R. H. Drain Dickens Gapen Cooke, T. W. Grubbs, E. W. Childs, G. W. Fickes Duell Garland Crandell Hay Christensen Fisher Finkel Griffith, W. M. Dickson Holton Combs Gillespie, F. W. Godfray Holderness Fergusson Kelly, J. E. Conner, T. R. Goodwin, J. E. Goldenberg Holmes, E. S. Furphy Kelly, J. R. Covington Haywood Haneke Jackson, L. A. Goldtrap Lockhart Cozart Laurion Illig Jacoby Gooding Mattern Daly, J. H. Miller, A. C. Joyce Jakle Gray, J. H. Necrason Davis, B. O. Mucci King, R. D. Longley, W. L. LeMoyne Norman Gage Pack Kramer, A. McCarty, R. D. Meek Pochard, L. F. Greene, P. S. Ripple Lee, W. G. Morns, T. W. Michaelis Rickenbaugh Janzan, R. V. D. Shores Lipscomb, T. L. Oswald Milliken Safford Kimball, W. L. Sibert McCorkle Richardson, E. W Morris, H. A. Schwering Peck Sullivan, W. B. McManus Robbins, E. G. Page Sievers, W. E. Phelan, J. J. Torrey Mohlere Shea, L. C. Partridge Simpson, C. L. Reece Trout Monteith Spencer Patterson, E. R. Snyder, H. M. Schrein Waters, C. H. Neff, J. K. Streeter Smith, R. P. Stone, J. P. Shepard Weaver Powell, B. E. Wagner Sutherland Terrell Singletary Rogers, 1. W. Whitehead Turnage Turner, A. B. Stokes WilUs Yarborough, W. P Williams, E. W. Vincent j p 1 1 r e j « ' . i! ' Cv» . i!5f -. .: f? " ? .,;0 f f- : f S ' - . - (t - ■ ' " L «? -3i - - ' V i!tS ' 1 - i H ' - " - ' i ' ' f H f- ' - .... •r : jr iiw ' f ' d W U , THIRD " A " CO. " B " CO. ■C " CO. " D " CO. " E " CO. " F " CO. Albro Cheal Ames, G. R. Browne, C. J. Baldwin, W. P. Barko Amos, A. K. Conway, W. C. Bailey, W. W. Burton, E. Y. Byroade Booth, C. D. Andrews, F. W. Davis, W. E. Brummel Chabot Chapman, L W. Broadhurst Camp Drum Caldwell Connor, A. O. Clarke, F. J. Calvert Cromelin Gray, M. R. Connelly Dunmeyer Donohew, J. N. Compton Eriksen Hackford Dorney Faber Dunlop, W. W. Curtis, C. L. Fellows Hipps Duncan, I. W. Fitzgerald Foy, ]. F. Davisson Gnffm, R. W. Hoska Gildart Gurney Johnson, C. L. Easton, W. G. Holdiman, T. A. Kennedy Hall, L. A. Hardaway Kuna Elhs, G. E. Holloway Kimbrell, G. T. Hallock Harrison, C. J. McElroy Hodges Horngan Mauldm Harrison, F. R. Hickok Magoffin Hoyt Johnson, J. R. Meyer, C. R. Heflebower Hubbard, R. B. Mapes Ingmire Lawson Ohman Holcomb Klocko Nye Parker, J. Y. Leland Pearsall Kreiser Little Pfeiffer, B. C. Peale Musgrave, M. W. Polk, J. F. Laflamme Lutes Porterfield Reeves, J. H. Neier, T. D. Powers, J. L. Leist McDonald, W. E. Quilhan Register Palmer, R. S. Robinson, W. L. Lesser Menard Rumph Ressegieu Preston Sanborn Lindquist Miller, I. A. Rutherford Rook Quandt Spilman McDowell Minor, G. H. Sawyer, H. Russell, D. C. Seaman, O. J. Stratton Martin, W. L. Mitchell, J. B. Sinclair, V. E. Schermerhorn Snouffer Taylor, R. Murray, G. I. Sprague Stark, C. W. Stegmaier Stevenson, J. D. Underwood Richards Sterling Taylor, B. F. Suriya Surles Walker, G. H. Shive Tolson Tuller Teeter ] Truxtun Whitesell, C. H. Smalley Workizer Walsh, W. G. Thompson, F. M. Ulricson Zehner Sollohub Wilhoyt T ravis, W. B. Wilson, A. H. Zierdt Wood, C. D. Westover Williams, R. G. 328 1 w W i ' T m%% ir i t " " ■ • ' ' " ■i ' . ■-• , ■m • -■ ' T-! Y-l - T .CV, - r ' ... . ,w ft IKU CLASS " G " CO. " H " CO. " I " CO. " K " CO. " L " CO. " M " CO. J Black, W. L Barksdale Abercrombie Agee Buechner Arnold, B. C Blaha Bnerley, I. S. Harden Besson Crawford, W. R. Batjer Blauvelt Campbell, F. P. Cone Brant Dannelly Bell, G. F. Browning, J. W. Clark, M. H. DeBiU Calverly Davis, R. C. Brabson, I. R. Cain Cole, G. R. Fairbank Chase Diercks Brown, H. M. .1, Cherubin Davis, K. S. Fish Chenoweth Finn, I. M. Clark, A. D. W.G. Clingerman Denson, R. D. Focht Clagett Forney Conner, ]. P. Dooley, F. J. Diamond, A. E. Guhck Cosgrove Dougan Eckman, W. Evans, G. L. Gleye Diehl ! I. Durham Dodds Hines, C. B. Hill, R. F. DriskiU 1 Ellis, N. H. Eubank Hyzer Joerg Edwards, M. A. George, M. S. Gowell Lee, E. M. Frazier Kelly, C. P. Farrell Hobbs Griffin, D. T. Lyons Graham, E. F. Lewis, W. H. Greeley, H. .l Low, C. R. Herman McKinley, W. D. Hall, R. B. Lynch, A. L Green, M. McAfee Kirsten Murray, A. M. Haltom, ]. D. Nagel Green, M. L. I.H. McGee, G. A. Mercado Nance Hammond Nelson Hydle Maliszewski Postlethwait Oden Hatfield O ' Malley, C. S. Marr en Metz Powell, T. E. Pfeffer, C. A. Himes, C. Pell Maxwell Mitchim Salientes Posey Hines, J. B. R. Robbins, C. L. Miller, R. C. i D,C. 1 Ostrander Scheidecker Robbins, A. B. Lauman Scherrer Montgomery lertorr, Prentiss Scott, J. A. Russell, E. A. Lemmon, K. B. Mansfield Maybach Nadal Oberbeck Shields, J. T. Norvell, J. E. siei Robbins, C. L. Seedlock Skeldon Smith, S. L. Reaves, K. L. Ryan, William S. Simmons, G. M. Traeger Strandberg Spaulding ,«.J.M, Steely Sloan VanVliet Tmcher Spengler, H. M. ! Worcester Snyder, C. H. Weikel, I. R. Parker, D. B. Uglow Stiegler vei Young, C. G. Yen Staniszewski Unger White, I. W. Whittemore Stromberg Stumpf 0,8.G. VanLeuven Wade Wright, H. B. Wynkoop VanVolkenburgh FOURTH CL " A " CO. " B " CO. " C " CO. " D " CO. " E " CO. F " CO. TC Bailey, J. R. Abert Beck, C. E. Amick Adams, L. D. Anderson, G. P. MworJ Batson, S. R. Artaian Bixby Anderson, C. H. Altenhofen Anderson, R. B. 5mn, Boyt Barry Bosch Bailey, E. A. Barnard Brown, M. C. S«, Breitweiser Clarkson, G. M. Brennan Baldwin, L. C. Beverley Chanco, A. P. ■kp Broberg Dosh Buckland Barnes, C. P. Bnschetto Coleman, G. C. limte Chavasse Gay Conner, H. L. Browning, P. Y. Brown, B. R. Collins, A. S. ■mf Corbett, W. H. Gorham Cornwall Chapla Burke, A. L. Conigliaro m Dapprich Jacunski Danielson Chesarek Clarke, E. L. Davis, J. N. jM Demitz Kelley, H. K. Davis, P. C. Coira Damon DeVitto r Dupuy, T. N. Love, R. W. English Dale, E. H. Erlenbusch Dillard a Gerhch Maloney Harman Durbin Guletsky Ewing hge GiUivan Matheson, D. R. Harrison, F. B. Florance Hallett Grant ires Henderson, ]. E. Moorman, H. N. Ivey Frederick Hayes, D. W. Hopson, J. R. bl Holman, H. K. Nickerson, ]. C. Lewis, C. G. Harsh Herboth Jahn 13 L Howell, E. N. Packard Lynn, W. M. Hartman, F. E. Hill, R. J. Laskowsky i«£ Izenour Pardue McBride Harvey, C. C. Kasper McHaney " C Johnson, L. E. Patrick McDonald, H. S. Hogan Keator Morrison, H. C. n Lister Sherburne, C. W Mackin Holmes, ]. R. Kelsey Pendleton J Lynch, J. H. Siren Michelet Jackson, W. C. Lee, L. L. Santiano, M. Macomber Sternberg Offer Jenkins, F. W. Love, W. F. Sherrard, D. G. -iJiW Mauborgne Thomas, R. C. Russell, M. R. Langford, C. A. McCrorey Sinnreich ' je ' Norris, J. A. Wallace, H. D. Shiley Lipps, M. E. McKee, E. S. Smith, M. F. Riley, J, D. Wells, J. B. Strange Miller, F. A. Murphy, J. G. Stout UP. Sherburne, N. H. Works Sundlof Pitchford Pattison Tittle -• , Sims, R. E. Zaiser Swenson Porter, N. C. Preuss Weinnig Sussmann Wansboro Saunders, D. W. ReiUy, B. J. Wulfsberg Taber White, R. A. Singer Rhyne Thackeray Zoller Sjostrom Rosenstock Warren, V. C. Snider, R. L. Stilwell, R. G. Sweeney Tillson Wilson, H. B. Stepanovich Talbott, C. M. Webb Whitehurst Wickham Zohrlaut k 330 ' 0JJ r --T?? .:, ? ' ?r, ' l-iN- 1 t-- -. rk P - - iP CLASS " G " CO. Ashworth, R. L. Brown, A. R. Brown, H. L. Cdmpanella Chambers, J. H. Dean, F. M. Duncan, C. E. England Feffer Ford, E. R. Hallinger Jaynes Jones, R. A. Krug, L. O. Kujawski Miller, C. L. Parry Pollock Sights Smith, W. W. Spangler Spicer Williams, W. R. Wolverton " H " CO. Batterson Beaumont Brown, D. Clifford, P. T. Coleman, J. B. Collins, K. W. Crouch Dehart Ford, W. S. Harrison, B. C. Hulse, A. D. Jackson, C. L. Kuhn Long Lotz Polhamus Reddoch Sawyer, T. I. Seff Sturdivant Taylor, J. Vail Weissinger Wright, F. S. Young, C. M. Zielinski " I " CO. Bamberger Barker, J. R. Barker, R. A. Bassett, J. A. Brett, W. P. Bruton Conner, C. P. Corley Duncan, J. G. Grieves, L. C. Haynes, D. F. Healy Hoisington Irvin Johnson, W. A. Kappes Kenzie Knox Lahti Learman Lewis, J. L. Missal O ' Connor, G. G. Riordan Rhine Seipel Skinner Strand Sundin Thompson, . Walson Van Sickle York W. " K " CO. Barschdorf Blake Boylan Bromiley Carusone Crocker Ekman Frolich Glace Grubb, J. L. Haley Hamilton Harrington, T. E Harrison, G. R. Hawes, P. R. Jannarone Kieffer, W. B. Kincaid Lough McCabe Mearns Mueller Orr Ryan, J. D. Schmidt, I. K. Smith, A. J. Tarver Wadsworth Williams, D. G. Williams, R. C. " L " CO. Belardi Brownlow Clark, R. J. Craig, J. T. Denholm Dreier Elmore Folda Glade Hannum Machen Miller, F. D. Mrazek Nickerson, D. K. Peterso n, I. A. Rigley Rulkoetter Sibley Skerry Smith, S. T. Tebbut Thomas, J. F. Wells, I. G. J. Wernberg " M " CO. Barbour Blanchard Browne, B. Byars Chalgern Chubbuck D ' Arezzo Eaton, S. K. Gray, W. S. Hartline Huglin Hutchin Isbell Kopcsak Latta Lipscomb, A. A. Luper Miles, V. M. Moorman, J. D. Norris, F. W. Praeger Rogner Russell, G. C. Ryan, Ward S. Schroeder Sisco Skaer Teich % • The Air Corps had its inception during the Civil War, when captive observation balloons first were employed by our Army. In 1890 the Signal Corps was charged officially with the employment of military aviation, and as a result of subsequent avia- tion development at home and abroad, Congress in 1914 created the Aviation Sec- tion of the Signal Corps. During the World War the tremendous growth of American military aviation resulted in its organiza- tion in 1918 as the Air Service, a separate branch of the Army. In 1926 the Air Service was reorganized, and by law was designat- ed the Air Corps. " ■- : ' SyJ If ' 1 j SKS fci 3 ■ , 1 lm ri A t f riiiiiii 1 " - " " - " ' |m ' - " " - ' " v pP 1. Edwards arrives too late — Elis recover fumble. 2. Underwood attempts to score en a follow-up shot. 3. Bryer sets a gruelling pace in the two-mile run. 4. Jack Wilson cradling through a Navy cross check. 5. Joe Stancook smacks out a long triple for Army. 6. Estes gains the jump on the Harvard mallet men. • The Army fighting spirit is always best exemphfied by its athletic teams. In every sport every season our " Big Team " is char- acterized by an energetic, unconquerable mettle that will never admit defeat no mat- ter what the seeming odds against it. Such a courageous fighting spirit Implants deep- ly within us a just pride in our teams wheth- er they win or lose. Who of us can ever for- get that delirious thrill of being an integral part of a twelve hundred mule team matched against all the rest of a howling stadium of eighty thousand? May we always fight in wars as our teams have fought here on the athletic fields of West Point! ATHLETICS w TT A R TT " R c: n F f BAUER BEALL BREARLEY BRYER BUCKLER CAUGHEY CHURCH CLIFFORD DAVIS DAWALT EDWARDS ERIKSEN GROHS GROVE HARRISON HIATT HOLDIMAN HOWELL HAUG KING 338 ■ THE M A J O R OLDIMAM LANG NECRASON SHULER STILLMAN UNDERWOOD MEYER PRESTON SIMONS STOKES VINCENT MILLER, C. W. PRIESTLEY SMITH, S. L. STROMBERG WILLIAMS MORRIS PROCTOR STANCOOK TRUE WILSON, ]. N. Awarded Major " A " For Intercollegiate Indoor Polo Championship COMBS ESTES WILSON, A. H. 339 mmmmmm- ATHLETIC BOARD MAJOR SPORTS CAPTAINS Maj. WORSHAM Ccl. ALEXANDER Lt. Col. FENTON Lt. Col. BUCKNER • Just as coordination is essential in highly efficient businesses or in well organized fighting armies so is it essential in athletics at West Point. This function evolves on the Athletic Council. It is the Council ' s duty to carry out to the letter that well known phrase, " Every man an athlete. Its field is wide spread, including sports from intramural cross country to varsity football, a ranging trips for the golf team to Cornwall to taking the whole Corps to Pittsburgh. To the Athletic Council the Corps owes the preeminence of West Point Sports. 4 letrf ' . n 340. .CciBca ' c DONOHUE LAPSLEY Hockey Pistol ■1 1U2 STANTON BREAKEFIELD Soccer Cross Country MINOR SPORTS CAPTAINS Wrestling 341 ■f k- 342 :ll r ' ' ;3 ' « ' ' ' • " 1 ' ' i_F O O T B A L L FOOTBALL Hall, Barrett, Grohs, Mente, Hipps, Janzan, Reeves, Zehner, Meyer, Clifford, Harris, Asst. Mgr. Heckemeyer, Mgr.; Nazzaro, Stromberg, LeMoyne, Phelan, Pell, True, Cosgrove, Smith, S. L., Daly, Metz Goldenberg, Snyder, Abrams, Underwood, Simons, Wclf, Eriksen, Preston, Martz, Necrason Edwards, N. B., Grove, Brearley, Stillman, Miller, C. W., Stancook, Buckler, Vincent, Beall, Shuler, King RESULTS OF THE 1934 SEASON Smior M by bo imi Opponents Lt. DAVIDSON Coach HARRIS, E. M. Assistant Manager WASHBURN DAVIDSON ■ DRAKE SEV ANEE YALE ILLINOIS HARVARD CITADEL NOTRE DAME NAVY HOME GAMES BUCKLER Back STANCOOK Back SIMONS Back B6l!l,SlMki;r.] • The curtain rolled up on a football season with only three veterans present from the 1933 squad. Once again Army faced an imposing schedule with an untested team. 1- • The first game of the season was fought under a downpour of rain against Washburn. The Army team played a hard brand of football. At the end of the second quarter Simons shot a pass to Grove for a touchdown. Buckler gave a brilliant exhibition of kicking. Two more scores in the : !st quarter ended the game. • On October 6 the Cadets overcame the Davidson College team. After a first quarter of hard play by both elevens, Buckler drove over a touchdown for Army. The Soldiers played powerful, well-coordinated football. Davidson ' s all-Southern halfback, Johnny Mackorell, was a distinct threat until his removal because of an injury. The Davidson attack and defense then collapsed. Lt. DALY, Lt. REEDER, Lt. BRYAN, Lt. DAVIDSON, Head Coach; Lt. WOOD, Lt. SAUNDERS, Lt. DOYLE 34.5 , ■: ' . : :; the rain • Drake was Army ' s third opponent. During the first quarter Buckler was at the throwing end of scoring passes to Grove and King. The hne crashed through the opponent ' s forward wall time and again to open large holes. King several times slipped and twisted through the Drake defense for beautiful runs. The Cadet eleven trotted off the field victorious by a score of 48-0. • The little Southern College of Sewanee met the Army aggregation on the afternoon of the fourth game of the season. Two touchdowns were tallied in the first guarter by Simons. Sewanee fought determinedly during the second period. Army regulars were held scoreless during the third i guarter. In the final period Meyer followed up a sustained drive with a touchdown. • On November 17 the Army regulars enjoyed a breathing spell when the reserves, with no superior play, triumphed over Citadel 37 to 0. •an ' ijcli siolhe im. r EDWARDS End KING Back GROVE Back SHULER End iS W 346 V BEALL Tackle STILLMAN Guard BREARLEY Guard fj .? :.srt».« MILLER Tackle FOOTBALL • On October 27th the Cadets marched into the Yale Bowl to meet their old rival, Eli Yale. Stancook made a touchdown just four plays after Yale fumbled the kickoff. In the middle of the period the Bulldogs were forced to kick from their own 7-yard line. Edwards flashed through to block it, and Miller downed the ball on Yale ' s two-yard line. Two plays and the Cadets had scored another touchdown. In the third quarter both Army and Yale scored. But Yale came back, still fighting, to score once more. Curtin, the Yale captain, failed to convert after each Yale touch- down. In the last few minutes of play Simons, behind a fighting line, carried the ball over half the length of the field. A thrilling game ended with Army on the long end of the score. YALE IV Z ' i jg FOOTBALL ILLINOIS! [ ' : ; ■t;:.ER ' KICKS AGAINST ILLINOIS • The Army team journeyed to Champaign to play an unbeaten lUinois team. During the night, sheets of rain had turned the gridiron into a lake. The game was a punting battle between Lindberg and Buckler. On the sixth kick Army gained the ball on her own 31-yard line. Buckler ' s next kick was blocked, and the ball recovered by the Illini. They were able to get through to tally their one touchdown. JUntil the final whistle both teams were handicapped with the mud and the slippery, treacherous ball. Shuler, who played magnificent football, blocked a Lindberg hB kick in the last guarter. In the sea of mud, however, he was unable to retain the ball. The Army team had played hard, driving football. CLIFFORD Center MARTZ Back 348 ■ FOOTBALL SMITH, S. L. Guard VINCENT Center GROHS Back 1i • Army invaded Cambridge again to bring defeat to the Crimson. With coordinated power, the " ' ' WiiilB Soldiers tallied two touchdowns in each of the first two guarters. Army blocked a punt and with a sustained drive of 37 yards scored the first six points. Stancook, intercepting a pass, raced 40 yards before he was brought down on the Harvard 4-yard line. In two plays another touchdown was added to Army ' s score. In the beginning of the second guarter Harvard kicked out to her own 37-yard line. A march down the field with a scoring pass from Buckler to Grove brought the third touchdown. A blocked kick by Eriksen resulted in the fourth tally. Harvard was allowed but one touchdown in the fourth guarter. ' .. Diinng the niglil, to battle betwees •yard line. Biidler ' ; to get through to talk vi kith the mud and blocked a Lindberg •i ' .fballlheAiiiii LOOKS LIKE A TOUCHDOWN 349 HARVARD Ill FOOTBALL NOTRE DAME • The Irish and the Army clashed in Yankee Stadium in one of the most colorful of annual sport feuds. Once again, Notre Dame rose to heights in playing a brand of football which they had been unable to attain all season. In the first quarter Pilney connected with a long desperate pass to score for Notre Dame. Next period Buckler threw one of his beautifully accurate forward passes j| to Shuler, who raced across the goal line. Smashing blocks and sweeping runs marked the play of the Army team during the next two quarters. But as the long shadows were creeping over the field, it seemed that the game was to end in a tie. Then Hanley caught another miracle pass and went over for the winning touchdown. I NAZZARO Back 350 r FOOTBALL PRESTON Tackle ' f - JANZAN End WOLF Tackle • In the last game of the season Army played her rival service eleven, Navy, at Philadelphia. Not since 1921 had a Naval Academy football team defeated the Cadets, although close contests had been fought during those years. Fortune chose to smile on Navy that afternoon, for she left Franklin Field victorious. The classic of footballdom was played on a field so wet that mud cleats were Imperative. Clark of Navy punted the ball to the Army one-yard line. Buckler returned the boot. In that first period, however, the Navy came within scoring distance. Cutter dropped back to make good a high, accurate field goal. During the remaining scoreless quarters the two teams battled each other, and their mutual enemy, the mud. The game ended with Navy in pos- session of a much hoped-for victory. NAVY 351 THREE POINTS FOR N, im FOOTBALL ip:::2r i " B " SQUAD Prosser, Blaha, Ohman, Fellows, Roberts, Jones, G. M., Teller, Moore, ]. C. Stratton, Unger, Holterman, Spengler, Zierdt, Williams, E. W,, Bissell, Holton, Rickenbaugh, Scherrer, Hardaway Tucker, Byroade, Bergquist, Arnold, Rosen, Curran, Forney, Lynch, Miller, Finn, O ' Malley, Stumpf McBee, Mauldin, Koehler, Kessler, Hall, Smith, G. R., Cherry, Harper, Illig, Throckmorton, Blodgett, Dnskill, Lt. O ' Donnell, Coach • The " B " squad worked hard from the beginning of September until the end of the season. The men on the squad played the game of football for the pleasure and clean sportsmanship they found in it. Although the value of their work was largely unrecognized by the Corps of Cadets, the coaches and varsity players did appreciate the spirit and cooperation which meant so much to the success of the Army team. Every afternoon, including Saturdays in the early part of the season, they scrimmaged with the " A " squad or practiced the plays of other teams. • On October 27, just before the Yale game, the " B " squad played the Yale Junior Varsity, which averaged 200 pounds in the line and had an exceptionally heavy backfield. The game was well played by the light fast Army men, but due to the tremendous weight handicap, they were over- come. Upon return to West Point they immediately began to concentrate on Illinois, Navy, and Notre Dame plays. • Little applause rewarded their work; without them, however, the Big Team would have lacked the drive and coordinated power which is an identifying characteristic of every Army team. The cheerful spirit and splendid teamwork of the men on the " B " squad made them a group of great value and of outstanding importance to Army football. 352 r ' 03d . ■ ndd the season. Hie •pcrtsraansliipthef ie Corps oi Cadets, rixhineantsomudi the early part ol the r teams, tar Varsity, whicl The game was tap, they were over- inois,Navy,ani would have lactei lever ' Amy tearp.-l feaagroupolgre ' ASKETBALL mmi I fmi?:}m m BASKETBALL Page, Asst. Mgr,; Westmoreland, Finn, O ' Malley, Byroade, Moore, O. H., Mgr.; Lt. Ellerthorpe, Officer-in-Charge; Major Johnson, J. R., Wolf, Holdiman, Farrell, Scott, Novak, Coach; Cummings, Underwood, Meyer, Hiatt, Capt.; Dawalt, Stancook, Clifford, T. E. RESULTS OF 1934-1935 SEASON MR. NOVAK HIATT Coach Cciptain MOORE, O. H. Manager Army 45 16 33 30 20 29 28 29 23 39 34 43 24 39 35 467 Opponents JOHNS HOPKINS 23 DUKE 34 COLGATE 26 LAFAYETTE 23 COLUMBIA 34 NORTH CAROLINA 19 PROVIDENCE 24 GEORGETOWN 22 DUQUESNE 26 U. S. COAST GUARD 23 PENN STATE 38 DELAWARE 17 SYRACUSE 37 BUCKNELL 28 NAVY 261 390 354 BASKETBALL ANYBODY ' S BALL • The season began with a great display of power when the Army five scored an overwhelming victory over Johns Hop- kins immediately foUowmg the Holidays. The course of events after that first game never entirely disproved the early indica- tion that the season was destined to be a successful one. • Of the fifteen games, only five were lost; of these five, to Duguesne and Penn State by margins of three and four points respectively. The other defeats were more decisive. • Beginning with the second game, the team was forced to open every game minus at least one member of the starting five which had made so impressive an exhibition in the first game. Both Meyer and Dawalt were on the bench when Duke won by a score double ours. Two more successes followed. M CMj- STANCOOK Guard CUMMINGS Forward 355 IPSij mmm S BASKETBALL 1 % UNDERWOOD [lAWALT DEMONSTRATES • In the first game away from home, Columbia scored a rather i too complete victory in spite of close guarding by Under- wood, Clifford, and Stancook. After that reversal, serious consideration was given to preparation for winning the remaining games of the season. All the timing, speed, en- durance, knowledge, and ability were in the possession of the team but there was an obvious lack of coordination to command these essentials when they were most needed. • However, balance seemed restored when the undefeated University of North Carolina five was bettered by ten points in a well-played game. Close guarding, carefully regulated delayed-offense, and deliberate, coordinated play charac- ! terized Army ' s playing and determined its right to victory. j I jamedii iDurinc ieptpao 356 scored a ratiie niing bjf Under- rsTersal, serioui icr wiTJiing tlie iming, speed, er.- fce possession s: jj coordination ic the ffidelaie obyten?3!- a play cto nghttovidcr:- HIATT TIPS ONE IN The real ability inherent in the team and exhibited in this game did not again fully reveal itself until the Navy game. • During the four games preceding the trip to Penn State, the defense constantly became stronger and, had the offense kept pace, the only defeat of this period by a strong Duquesne five would probably have been avoided. At Penn State, casualities again played a hand in deciding a closely con- tested game in v rhich Meyer ' s scoring was an outstanding feature. • For the remainder of the season most of the preparation was for the game against Navy. A fast Syracuse five gained a victory over Army just a week before the big game with Navy and cast a shadow on the team ' s preparedness for the invasion WESTMORELAND Forward 357 feMaiMliaii TT«!P « BASKETBALL H HfsI . " p f ' - " i»fl ' K V !V f f 1 : " r :-, 1 ll WOLF Guard 1 f I MAJOR Forward PROVIDENCE SCORES of Annapolis. However, Bucknell was toppled easily in the L last home game and confidence was restored. • Army faced the contest with Navy on February 23rd with some of its early season unity. Hiatt, captain and center, who had been out during most of the season was in condition to start the game. In addition, there were capable reserves. There was no tenseness before the game, for the odds were heavy on the side of a high-scoring Navy team unbeaten on its own court. But when one of the fastest and most brilliant games of the season ended, the score read Army 35, Navy 26. On that day a coordination was attained which even the fast Navy team was powerless to disrupt. The season ended as it had begun— victoriously. 358 3 LACROSSE mii ' - i m LACROSSE Gnuschke, True, Shower, Keating, Eckhardt, Harris, Janzan, Milliken, Kemper, Asst. Mgr.; Mr. Touchstone, Coach; Schlanser, Wheeler, Goodmg, Phelan, Snyder, Necrason, Rogers, Finkel, Terrell, Buehler, Mgr.; Lt. Duffy, Officer-in-Charge; Ruhlen, Yost, Simenson, Throckmorton, Miller, Hoffman, Holzapfel, Fickes, McDonald, Matyas, Hauck, Trainer; Reno, Wilson, I. N., Lang, Voehl, Beazley, Tibbetts, Captain; Harrison, Stillman, Brearley, Moore, J. C. Reeves, Mayer, Mascot RESULTS OF THE 1934 SEASON Army Opponents 9 C. C. N. Y. 2 15 SPRINGFIELD 2 7 SYRACUSE 8 11 SWARTHMORE 1 4 RUTGERS 5 13 PENN STATE 5 6 YALE 3 6 ST. JOHN ' S 9 5 NAVY 6 KEMPER Manager 76 360 r Frieljeneli, Flies, McDonaid, CJeevE 1934SHSON H 6 • For the first six weeks of the season it is doubtful if there was one square inch of dry ground on, above, or below the Plain. But by alternating the mud with riding hall tanbark, Coach Touchstone whipped the team into shape. Captain Tibbetts had seasoned running mates in Reeves, Beazley, Harrison, Stillman, Brearley, Reno, Wilson, J. N., and Lang, C. DeW. W. Of the yearlings. True and Fickes were to see the most action. • City College of New York came up for the opening game. Despite the mud and pouring rain, there was plenty of action j DONALD Attack before the Army ' s first victory was won. • A week later, on the same kind of a field, Springfield also bowed to the Army team. Reeves ' bewildering, underhand flip-shots netted most of the goals. 361 m i ikl i LACROSSE ' " v-- MOORE, I. C, Attack • In an especially hard-fought engagement, Syracuse de feated the big team in the last ten seconds of the extra period, The score was tied three times by Reeves and Wilson before the visitors put on the finishing touch with Wohl ' s goal from a long pass. • The team next went to Swarthmore and by a sustained and powerful offensive allowed their hosts but one point in the day ' s play. Tibbetts led the scoring with five goals. • In another hard-fought battle the big team ' s invasion of Rutgers ' territory was repulsed by a one goal margin. The attack, Wilson, Tibbetts, Reeves, Lang, and Reno did excellent work, but were unable to equal the dodge plays of the New Brunswick team. I halt lifeai; bemStc [xilsani Ibaflen (•Hiougl: :aedth 362 :. A, ■- . : ::r - ' ' vss; LACROSSE ;siit Syracuse i site extra pel and Wilson beb Weil ' s qcalfc rOUGH JOB FOR HARRI • In a fast game with numerous and frequent substitutions, a greatly improved lacrosse combination swept through Penn State by the one-sided score of 13 to 5. Lang ' s three goals and Harrison ' s play in the goal were the high spots of invasion i ! qcai marp ' ( the afternoon. • Though tied in the middle of the second half, Army re- sumed the lead with Wilson ' s pretty shot and defeated Yale in a well-played game. Only Harrison ' s brilliant work during the first half prevented the Eli attack from registering. And it was not until the last period that Wilson, Reeves, and Holzapfel, with a goal apiece decided the game. ije plays of te ' ' ;dReno(iidexcelle , g John ' s proved the most powerful adversary of the season, being the only rival to defeat the Army by more than one point. Had it not been for the whirlwind performance of TRUE Defense WILSON, J. N. Attack 363 r LiiiiriM- - ■ ' AVf r LACROSSE LANG TEASES THE GOALIE Wilson, Lang, and Reeves during which they chalked up a goal a minute for the last four minutes of play, the Mary- landers might have returned home with an even more de- cisive win. • The Navy came up on the 26th of May for the final game. A good gallery found the clim.b to the stadium worth their effort, because the game was a fitting climax to two hard- fought seasons. Once again the black, gold, and grey forced their opponents into an extra period only to lose by a point. • Tibbetts, Reeves, Beazley, Holzapfel, Miller, Hoffman, and Simenson, in graduating, leave difficult holes to fill. Nor will it be easy to find a substitute for William Reno. His team mates ' will not soon forget one of the most indomitable and capable acrosse players ever to handle a stick for Army. 364 ' ,ie% BASEBALL gjgj BASEBALL -- 0=. P SN PB Weils, Asst. Mgr.; Smith, S E., Smgletary, Neilson, Simons, Turnage, Grohs, Bahr, Mgr.; Mente, Haug, Critz, Cleary, Thompson, G. C, Stokes, Nazzaro, WiUiams, J. M. McCormick, Coach; Caughey, Davis, J. J., Warner, Brown, T. T., O ' Neil, Capt.; Segrist, Priestly, Morris 1 n RESULTS OF THE 1934 SEAS ON 1 at Hie Arm , ' Opponents i 11 VERMONT o; rieinili PROVIDENCE 9 ■ --...A 10 MIDDLEBURY 3 2 LEHIGH 1 13 SV ARTHMORE 4i 6 COLUMBIA 5 ieldin 3 TEMPLE 12 14 AMHERST 4 ■. " esn:. 4 WESLEY AN 3 3 FORDHAM 9 11 BUCKNELL 7 2 NAVY 4 6 YALE 4 NEW YORK YANKEES 9 aeCoa Mr. McCORMICK CAUGHEY WELLS Coach Captain Manager 741 366 IVli r !MOI mcE mm HGH eOSE LMIA m SIHAN SHAM C2EL ' (ALE lis YANKEES WARNER SLIDES HOME • Army started the season with only three regulars, O ' Neil, Caughey, and Legg; Brown, T. T., the captain, was lost for 1 the season due to an injury. However, before the opening aL=ime Coach McCormick had developed a smooth running outfit. The combination Davis, J. J. behind the plate, Caughey on the initial sack, Morris on second. Haug at third, and O ' Neil at short turned in many laudable performances. Legg, Williams, and Warner, a converted infielder, patrolled the ; outfield in convincing fashion. • The annual game with the New York Giants was postponed. However, the following weekend. Army vanguished Vermont College 11 to 10. But to offset this victory, a strong Providence I team blanked Army 9 to on April 10th. The visitors hit hard ' and timely in the pinches, and displayed a stout defense, ! holding Army to six scattered hits. 367 ' ' %, ■ f WILLIAMS, J. M. Field » i-:. BASEBALL II iiMittiri ' tf " ' i ffmi} f i M BASEBALL if- li I f ■ PO 1 to f MORRIS Second Ease v J f - ' DAVIS, J. J. Catcher V « HAUG Third Base TWO RUNS ON THIS ONE • Then followed a string of victories. Under the steady four- hit pitching of Segrist, Army swamped Middlebury College 10 to 3. The game was cinched in the fourth when extra hits by Caughey and O ' Neil netted five runs. That weekenc Army set Lehigh back in a pitcher ' s duel, 2 to 1. Stokes pinch hitting in the ninth, drove in the winning run. The next game proved to be somewhat of a breather; Swarthmore fell an eas) victim to Army ' s heavy hitting, 13 to 4. Priestley was touchec for only seven hits. On May 5th, Columbia came up the rive: only to lose to Army 6 to 5. Before three thousand spectatorsji I the Lion batsmen started an early attack on Segrist. Beforcj] the third inning he was hit for four runs, and at that time waijt relieved by Stokes who held Columbia at bay for the remainde: ' !| 368 t BASEBALL iMiddlebtiryCc! aiAwheneibcit irariTnat-ft-eei ;,2tol.StoteF ' ; (ai11iiiicre:e!l P:;st!ey astc;:: and al thai fi ' - A CLOSE ONE of the game. Coming to bat in the fifth, Army was four runs behind. Haug started it off with a triple that landed in front of Cullum Hall, and tallied on Critz ' s drive to centerfield. Davis, J. J. scored Critz with a single and then went home on Williams ' hit. Williams came in with the tying run on Warner ' s single to left. In the next frame Critz drove in the winning run with his second successive hit and scored Davis ' hit to give Army a safe winning margin. • Temple capitalized on Army errors, and won a loosely played game, 12 to 3, on May 9th. However, a few days later Amherst was buried under the lopsided score, 14 to 4; three pitchers being bombarded for a total of nineteen hits. • Army halted Wesleyan 4 to 3 in the tenth inning on May 16th, but on the following Saturday bowed under masterful iS fOif BASEBALL 4 ' - ' NAZZARO Catcher HOLD HIM ON FIRST pitching to Fordham, 9 to 3. The Rams annexed their victor! 1 by dint of a pass, two errors, and two hits in the first innin( ' which resulted in three runs. In the last game before th| Navy game. Army pounded two Bucknell hurlers to wi 11 to 7. • On May 26th, the Navy registered a 4 to 2 triumph ove Army. Without the services of O ' Neil, Army was at a grec disadvantage, but at that, outhit the Middies seven to sis However, due to several errors committed in the first an fifth innings. Navy was able to push across the winning run: • In finishing the season. Army defeated Yale 6 to 4 withoi much trouble; and in an exhibition game with the New Yor Yankees during June Week, the Cadet team held the pn fessionals to a 9 to score. TRACK Brown, D. H., Smoller, Kopcsak, Dowling, Moorman, R. R., Adams, J. Y., Shuler, Kenerick, Parrott Lipscomb, Neff, Dawalt, Alger, Rutledge, Wolf, Eatman. Higgins, Bergquist Faiks, Landrum, McElheny, Willis, Fickel, Proctor, Bauer, Haneke, Smith, R. A., Hayes, T. J., Maloney, Asst. Coach; Valdez, Mgr.; Leonard, Bryer, Ellsworth, Dugas, Kern, Howell, Church, Foreman, Davis K. Lev.,Murrm, Van Ormer, Stanton, Asst. Mgr.; Novak, Coach; Hildebrandt, Breakeheld, Green, McCrary, Barton, Martin, Capt.; Luehman, Smith, D. O., Darfee, Martz, Blackburne, Lt. Rand9ll, Officer-in-Charge RESULTS OF THE 1934 SEASON Army Opponents 78 BOSTON COLLEGE 48 83 M. L T. 43 951 3 PENN STATE 302 63 DARTMOUTH 63 49% NAVY 761:3 aly as kub, c ;eiioniif 369 372 TRACK . lEiHWiHHi ' ii s,Hamn,Vaii[fe? Smth,D.O,We k • The track season of 1934 began with what looked to be a rather inferior group, especially in the track events. How- ever, under the diligent coaching of Mr. Novak, who was ably assisted by Lieutenants Heacock, Jones, M.D., and Traub, and Mr. Maloney, men were developed into winning performers. Early season training difficulties were greatly reduced by an improvised board track and by use of the Riding Hall. • The opening meet of the season was the traditional trip to the University of Pennsylvania Relays for a few members of the team. The competition met at the Relays was unusually strong and Army was unable to win anything of importance. Captain Martin, R. L. gave a good account of himself in the 373 I r HOWELL, L N. 9k i ' ' mmm ' jNfa« f - I FICKEL TRACK BREAKEFIELD Distances r iwex CHURCH TAKES ANOTHER pole vault but was unable to keep pace with men who had been practicing that event during the winter months. • The experience that the team gained at the Relays was evident in the remainder of our meets. The first invader of the Plain was the team from Boston College. The visitors were bent on victory for they had not defeated their military friends in several visits to the Point. Our superiority in the field events, after a slow start in the sprints, carried us through to victory by the score of 78 to 48. • The next foe to be met on the local oval was another team from Boston, M. I. T. Moorman, R. R. and Martin, R. L. took their usual firsts in the shot-put and pole vault respectively. Army won this contest by the score of 83 to 43. 374 1 r ■«th men who h: rjieriontlis. ' ii a; ie Relays we ;. The first invader i .ege, The visitors weie sieated their }.r superiority in tr,- .-S, earned us throiii 3,alwasanottiertec ad Martin. -L ' ' " £. vault respe TRACK AkMY . ' .WHl ' -.l ' ;: THE HALF • Penn State College fizzled out in an attempt for revenge of the previous season by dropping the meet to us 95 3 to 30 ' 3. • The meet v ith Dartmouth, the last home meet of the season, was the hardest fought meet of the year. Both teams v ere evenly matched with Dartmouth the stronger in the track events and Army showing a superiority in the field events. The meet ended in a tie, 63 to 63; a fine ending to the best meet of the year. • The most important meet of the season took place on the last Saturday in May at Annapolis. The Navy track team on that day outclassed the Army performers to win their first track victory from the Army. The score was 76 3 to 49; 3. • In menhoning the prospects for 1935, one must remember ! HANEKE Dashes " ' - «?, ADAMS, I. Y. Hurdles 375 TRACK PROCTOR Distdnces CHURCH Dashes NOT TOO EASILY WON that it is going to be difficult to replace Martin, R. L., McCrary, Smeller, Kopcsak, Smith, D. O., Luehman, Davis, K. L., Durfee, and Jablonsky, men who were constant point winners in all the meets in 1934. In the middle distances there will be Proctor, Bryer, Howell, J. N. and Bauer, R. M. letter men from last year ' s team. Also, Hildebrandt, Breakefield, Saxton, and Hubbard, a member of last year ' s Plebe team, will be pushing the other men for places. Church, a letter man, and Fickel will be the leading contenders in the dashes. In the field events we have Rich, Adams, J. Y., Van Ormer, Shuler, a letter man, and Eriksen and Sanborn of last year ' s Plebe team. The schedule this year consists of such formidable opponents as Dartmouth, Manhattan, Holy Cross, Pittsburg, and the Navy. k 376 IL.McCrary, X Davis, K. L, ' ' i ■■ ' - ' ' % MINOR SPORTS !| MINOR " A " LETTERMEN PI 37 ?I9 CROSS COUNTRY Znerky, J. S., Swam, George, Brown, D. H., Saffcrd, Kelly, C. P., Rutledge, Klccko Lt. Traub, Officer-in-Charge; McDowell, Lewis, W. H., Jacobsson, Hubbard, Sanborn, Novak, Coach; Griflin, Mgr. Faiks, Bryer, Hildebrandt, Proctor, Breakefield, Capt.; Howell, Leonard, Ellsworth, Bauer SEASON ' S SCORES Army 15 Columbia Alfred Rutgers Opponents 40 3EEAKEFIELE MR. NOVAK. GRIFFIN Captain Coach Manager 95 25 30 30 125 Rutherford, Kiridrd, Douq.:in, Neil, W. F., Lmdquisl, Tnixton, Davis, k, C, Drum, Duncdii, Trdger Hendrickson, Phekn, Major, Stegmaier, Priestley, Neff, ]. K., Sawyer, Broadhurst, McGoldrick, Yost, I. B., Growdon, Mgr, Jakle, Russell, J. G., Tyler, Hayes, T. J., Marchand, Coach; Stanton, Capt.; Lt. Kammerer, Officer-in-Charge; Horstman, Cummings, Boys, McCormack SEASON ' S SCORES iW MK. MARCHAND STANTON GROWDON Coach Captain Manager Army 3 3 5 7 1 4 4 27 Opponents Bucknell University Lehigh University Springfield University Mass. Inst, of Tech. Syracuse University Harvard University Lafayette College Western Maryland College 380 ;-« OTisty Ij:u«ty c ' Tecli. .iversity bveraly .gjColIece Ocpc- t S CLEAR THAT BALL • The Army squad opened the season with a victory over a fast-moving Bucknell aggregation. The following week Army took over a stubborn Lehigh team. On October 24th, Springfield gave the Army squad its first setback in a game ending in the dark. • The next two games, with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Syracuse University, were one-sided victories for Army. Harvard, in a hotly contested game in Boston, handed Army its second and last defeat. The last two games of the season, played on a cold, muddy field, were victories for Army over Lafayette College and Western Maryland. • Coach Marchand, ably assisted by Lt. Kammerer, molded the team into one of the smoothest-clicking machines that the Academy has witnessed in many years. 381 SWIMMING MurrdV, A. M., Twit. h l! h ' --. ; :.- -- r.- f, Hemtges, Br.:,vni, Vdi. On.re;, F-hi: i, :. Burnett, Mgr.; NiU, Coach; Caughey, Peale, Leland, Strandberg, Dorland, Westover, Melton, Bodme, Lt. Raymond, Officer-in-Charge; Kelly, J. R., Gaston, Buynoski, Totten, Treacy, Capt.; Hess, Gage, Lemmon, Polk SEASON ' S SCORES i i % PHELAN TREACY MR. NILL Manager Captain Coach Army 45 51 37 28 38 49 248 SPRINGFIELD AMHERST COLUMBIA PRINCETON COLGATE FORDHAM Opponents 26 20 34 43 33 31 187 382 1 wm c in SWIMMING til OppOMt :3GnELD !IHEESI ::ji.!Bia ::;:r:oN ■:l3AIE Ci(DHAM HESS Sprints 9 Jt CHURNING THE WATER • The season opened and closed with a victory. The lone defeat was at the hands of Princeton in the victors ' pool. The Columbia and Colgate meets were the most closely contested of the season, victory coming to Army in both cases at the expense of an academy record, hi the former, the relay team, composed of Treacy, Totten, Lemmon, and Hess, lowered the record 2 ' ,=, seconds. In the latter, Treacy lowered the time -. second in the 100. The only other record broken during the season was in the 300 Medley Relay with a time of 3:17 ,. The most outstanding elements of the season were the relay team, probably the second best in the East, and Caughey ' s diving, which will rank him near the top in any intercollegiate contest. I ' TB BOXING Crawlord, Ass ' t Mgr.; Lt. Mclnerney, Ofticer-m-Charge; Hoska, Hay, Parrot, Janzan, Stillman, Gray, Dorney Mr. Cavanaugh, Ccach; Nail, Mgr. Roberts, Beard, Dick, Co-Capt.; Rhoades, Co-Capt.; Meany, Connor SEASON ' S SCORES [ Army Opponents 3 WESTERN MARYLAND 5 a 5 YALE 2 1 f 6 HARVARD 2 8 M. L T. 3}2 MARYLAND 4i 4 PENN STATE 4 NALL DICK RKOADES MR. CAVANAUGH Manager Co-Captain Co-Captain Coach 291 17H I BOXING STILLMAN CONNOR CLOSING IN • In spite of the lack of veterans from last year ' s team, Coach Cavanaugh whipped an enthusiastic group of candidates into a strong, well-balanced team. • Dick and Rhoades, Co-Captains, alternated in the 125 pound class without the loss of a fight. Beard improved rapidly in the 115 pound class to beat the Intercollegiate Champion in the last fight of the season. Meany, in the 135 pound class, won all except two of his fights by knock- outs. Connor, undefeated last year, again made a good record by winning all except two of his bouts in the 145 pound division. Bagby and Gray both performed in the 155 pound division. Parrot kept the situation well m hand in the 165 pound group. Janzan was outstanding in the 175 pound class, being runner-up for the Intercollegiate Championship, while " Moose " Stillman made a creditable showing in the heavyweight division. 385 :az WRESTLING LeMoyne, Ingram, Phelan, Coleman, Wheeler, Hildebrandt, Wollaston Lt. Pierce, Officer-in-Charge; Lemley.Mgr.; Furphy, Smith, S.D., Miller, C. W., Presnell, Hughes, Fries, Mr. Jenkins, Coach Lashley, Cato, Davis, Neiger, Critz, Frye Bowen, Miller, A. C, Simonds, Schermerhorn, Maliszewski, Sprague SEASON ' S SCORES Army Opponents 38 JOHNS HOPKINS YALE CORNELL 181. 16 FRANKLIN MARSHALL 15 BROWN CORNELL NEIGER MR. JENKINS Captain Coach 1101 WRESTLING PUSH HIM OVER 41 i:m Oppori m • The season opened with some resemblance of real spirit — a large squad and the determination to have an above- average team. Tom Jenkins found in the many veterans such as Captain Neiger, Critz, Frye, Presnell, Coleman, Miller, C. W., and Cairnes, a nucleus around which to build a good, well-balanced team. • Throughout the weeks, the spirit that was evident in the first meet with Johns Hopkins, prevailed, with the result that Army lost only two meets, and those to exceptionally good teams. Captain Neiger ' s aggressiveness and " Moose " Miller ' s imperturbability will be hard to duplicate, and the Corps will miss the display of scissors tactics with which Frye never failed to gain a fall. But with Cairnes as captain for next year, the team should go far if the spirit and popularity prevail in 1936. 387 ] 3 i FENCING Gildart, Oberbeck, Oden, Staniszewski, Lauman, Lewis, W. H., Parker, D. B., Horrigan, DeBill, Seamon, Ripple, Brummel, Murray, E. J., Isham, Mgr.; Richards Clifton, Lambert, Punsalan, Jackson, L. A., Smith, L. A., Cozart, Segnst, Crowder, Oswald, Hayes, T. J. Wilson, ]. V. G., Jeffus, Schweidel, Dimond, Coach; Lt. Sands, Officer-in-Charge; Symroski, Capt.; Parks, Coburn Army 19 121 2 101 2 12 13 13 7 87 SEASON ' S SCORES Opponents ST. JOHN ' S COLUMBIA N. Y. U. C. C. N. Y. YALE ROLLINS PRINCETON SYMROSKI MR. DIMOND ISHAM Captain Coach Manager IntercoUegiates Army 58 1 2 (fourth place) Opponents 40} 2 141 6M 15 14 8 10 dell bvwa sHatl ijonei silya ■MOUt 388 ? 1 r ' •fi ' ' i M Hayes, I, I, ;;rs scoises Opponent OHli ' i 3 :CL!JNS .■;;:noN jrcclisqiates FENCING . :! ' A: ■; ::i ' :i-VES for this • Even in this day of mechanized warfare it is still possible that an officer ' s life may sometime depend on his ability to handle the blade. Beginning the season with a green squad, Army was counted as a negligible factor in the year ' s contests under the Intercollegiate Fencing Association. Dual meets held at West Point bore out the prediction. Army winning only one of its regular contests. However, the squad improved steadily and by the end of the season Lt. T. J. Sands and Mr. Dimond had developed a strong and well-balanced outfit with such outstanding individuals as Schweidel, Parks, Symroski, Coburn and Crowder (Captain-elect). • Next year promises much with Crowder and Hayes, T. J. heading the Epee men, Segrist and Oberbeck the foil, and Ripple and Oswald the sabre, besides the material available from this year ' s strong Plebe squad. WILSON, J. V. G. V xS GYMNASIUM Rook, Haywood, Travis, Ostrander Willis, Robbins, A. B., Persons, Wood, C. D., Greeley, Haneke, Woodward Murphy, Mgr.; Cordes, Steele, Van Roo, Hulse, Hickok, Rogers, T. C, Lee, E. M., Ass ' t Mgr.; Taylor, Lt. Bell, Officer-m-Charge; Hall, F. B., Co-Capt.; Gee, Co-Capt.; Maloney, Coach; Powell SEASON ' S SCORES Opponents PENN STATE M. I. T. 39 DARTMOUTH PRINCETON TEMPLE MR. MALONEY HALL, F. B. GEE MURPHY, D. Coach Co-Captain Co-Captain Manager 183 18 15 21 [i 24 87 -I- 390 GYMNASIUM I i? 11 BALANCE Oppone: • The Gym team contmued its unbroken string of victories for the fourth year — thanks to Tom Maloney, our coach, and lots of hard work — and brought home the Intercollegiate Cup to West Point. • On the high bar, Van Roo, closely followed by Cordes and Greeley, captured first place in every meet but one, as did Taylor on the parallel bars, where he was ably sup- ported by Co-Captain Gee. • The side horse was well held down by Co-Captain Fred Hall, Hulse, Steele, and Hickok. Powe ll, Haywood, and Ostrander brought forth fine results on the rings, as did Culver and Willis, tumbling. Rogers climbed the rope in less than five seconds with Wood and Woodward right on his heels. • The Team was bound to be beaten sooner or later, and it happened at Cambridge on April 13th, in a dual meet with Navy. Army lost 39-15. • Next year Hawes, Thompson, Wright, Hulse and Jackson are looked to for places. HOCKEY i_ v« r 5 Register, Hines, J. B. R., Ohman, McEntee, Connor, J. P., Drum Marchand, Coach; Borden, Mgr.; Bryde, Yost, J. B., Snyder, H. M., Schlanser, Barko, Capt. Molitar, Officer-in-Charge Tincher, Davis, J. J., Donohue, ]. M., Capt.; Sawyer, Holterman, Grohs BORDEN DONOHUE, J. M. MR. MARCHAND Manager Captain Coach Army SEASON ' S SCORES Opponents COLGATE M. I. T. MASS. STATE UNION BOSTON UNIVERSITY HAMILTON MIDDLEBURY WILLIAMS BROWN R. M. C. 392 HOCKEY LOOSE PUCK • Early season prospects were not so bright. However, the team developed and showed up very well as the season progressed. • Army lost to Colgate in a hard-fought opener and then settled down to win four of the next five games in handy fashion. In these, the team was never a high-scoring outfit, but depended largely on the defensive work of Sawyer at the goal. Boston University was a team distinctly our superior and deserved the victory even if Sawyer had not been on the list of injured. The final game with Royal Military College of Canada, though not an actual victory, amounted to about that. Army came from behind three times to tie the score — finally at 4-4. • Outstanding players were Captain Donohue, who fed and shot accurately, Grohs on the defense, and Sawyer and Barko in the goal. ; 393 McElroy, Lt. Galloway, Coach; Van Volkenburgh, Major Thompson, Officer-in-Charge; Hme C B Dickson, Asst. Mgr.; Meek, Combs, Estes, Capt.; Wilson, A. H., Palmer, Reybold, Mgr. I SEASON ' S SCORES Army Opponen ' 13 SQUADRON " A " 15 CORNELL 6 PENN (J. V.) 19 112 FIELD ART ' Y 2 YALE (J. V.) 15 YALE 1 12 HARVARD 14 P. M. C. 13 NORWICH 14 FT. HAMILTON 13 PRINCETON 1 LT. GALLOWAY ESTES REYBOLD Coach Captain Manager torytt 39 I t POLO ON ' S SCOffiS Oppon;: ;AD!iON " A " COKL ' ENN (I.V.I FIELD fflT ' ALE ' IV.! ' I ' ALE HAEVA0) ?,M.C. NORWICH .HAMILTON mem ARMY SCORES • As the winter season opened, the Polo squad found itself with ample experienced material, a fact which proved fatal to each opposing team. For the first time in many years, the team went through an undefeated season and, to climax the season, won the intercollegiates, for the first time in the his- tory of Army Polo. Combs, after the early loss of Brown, proved to be a most successful No. 1. Estes, at 2, and Wilson, at 3, rounded out this truly excellent team. • The entire squad showed spirit, accuracy, and above all, team play throughout the season. Combs, with the aid of beautiful passes from Estes and Wilson, tallied frequently, whereas Wilson ' s thrilling riding and shots were frequently the high points of the game. Palmer and Meek showed up extremely well. In McElroy, Hines and Van Volkenburgh we find good material for future teams. TENNIS M ? I ( Tyler, Ashman, Kimbrough, Exton, Schnabel, Mgr.; Waters, Lt. Stone, Officer-in-Charge; Cady, O ' Connell, Mr. Chambers, Coach; Fellenz, Daly, Smyser Army MR. CHAMBERS Coach DALY Captair DAVIS, L. I Manager SEASON ' S SCORES RUTGERS AMHERST ST. JOHN ' S JOHNS HOPKINS COLUMBIA NORTH CAROLINA FORDHAM WESLEY AN WILLIAMS ie first iapea ffilythe Opponents 5 5 1 iixjDa 3 arjie ■flJbe •Isbac 25 396 is PLAYING THE NET • The 1934 season started slowly, rain keeping the squad off the courts until the week of the first match. After dropping the first two, Coach Ralph Chambers whipped the squad into shape and they swept through the rest of the schedule with only the one loss to the star North Carolina aggregation. The team won the New York State Intercollegiates, Daly and Cady winning the doubles championship by defeating Fellenz and O ' Connell in the finals. • Captain Dan Daly, playing number one, is expected to lead his squad successfully through a hard 1935 season, as well as to annex the singles crown in the state intercollegiates. Cady will be lost through sickness, but from Exton, Worthington, Ashman, and replacements from the Plebe team, Chenoweth, Bell, and Hallock, a strong team can be built. 1 ) i WATERS, C. H. TENNIS 397 IP GOLF Tolson, Johnson, C. L., Franson, Agee, Duncan, Chabot, Dodds Donohue, J. M., McCoach, Spencer, Steele, Katz, Mr. Canausa, Coach Petty, Schweidel, Meier, Duffy, Gary Irmy SEASON ' S SCOR ES Opponents 8} 2 SWARTHMORE Vl LEHIGH 9 3 CORNELL 6 PENN STATE 6 6I2 FORDHAM 2H COLGATE 6 MR. CANAUSA Coach DUFFY SCHWEIDEL Captain Manager 30 3981 h GOLF THE MANAGER MANIPULATES OppOK " ' .-• 1 ' f • Golf, to be properly played and thoroughly enjoyed, needs adequate facilities- -West Point is hampered in this respect. Despite this handicap, Coach Fred Canausa, for the past several years, has managed to turn out good teams. Last year was no exception. • Captain-elect Duffy led the field in scoring, with Dono- hue following close in for his share of keen play. Culver also had his good moments and showed great promise for this year. Steele and McCoach, of the under classes, showed particular promise for the coming seasons. • Although last season ' s scores are not particularly impressive, it is believed that these men will make a much better showing this year. They all have natural ability, which, under the tutelage of Freddie Canausa, will un- doubtedly come to light. i f DONOHUE, I. M. It RIFLE SQUAD Falint.!, R. 3., Huiiuway, CmiK, A. P., Pnnce Jones, W. W., Hobbs, Compton, Rumph, Whitehead, McGoldrick McCorkle, Fisher, Lt. MulvihiU, Officer-in-Charge; Williamson, Capt.; Weld, Mgr.; Cole, Russell, J. G. RESULTS OF THE 1934 SEASON Army Opponents 1358 FORDHAM 1197 1355 LEHIGH 1348 N. Y. U. 1298 1340 N. Y. STOCK EXCHANGE 1335 COLUMBIA 1296 1362 M. I. T. 1308 1356 N. Y. STOCK EXCHANGE 1358 I Lt. MULVIHJLL WILLIAMSON WELD Coach Captain Manager 1367 VERMONT 1287 -L 400 Ingram, Bell, McKinney, Bowen, Gillis, Murrdy Milney, Harvey, Sievers, Cozart, Streeter, Elliget, Liessman McGoldnck, Yuges, Fiore, O ' Neal, Romelin, Shuck, Williamson, Squier Oglesby, Fell, Penn, Gould, Hardin, Lapsley, McKee, Lt. Johns tALtiiu ut ; ' • RESULTS OF THE 1934 SEASON Army Opponents 1425 156TH FIELD ARTILLERY 1305 D H RAILROAD POLICE 1474 1418 CORNELL N. I. STATE POLICE 1435 1428 1435 1475 N. Y. CITY POLICE PA. STATE HIGHWAY PATROL 1484 Lt. HENNESSY LAPSLEY ELLIGET Coach Captain Manager 1475 PRINCETON 1280 1435 N. Y. STATE POLICE 1404 D H RAILROAD POLICE 1473 PISTOL SQUAD J.VS2 NAVY GAMES FOOTBALL I in I ' vViisic, Udvis, Ruiiiiiei, Mandelkorn, Lee, Clark, Thomas, Pratt, Borries, Fellows, Cutter Zabriskie, Robertshaw, Whitmyre, Vogel, Bayless, Glennon, Manning, Blankinship, Bentley, Schmidt, lanney Schacht, Lambert, Soucek, Hood, Reifenrath, Larsen, Miller, Evans, King, Bull, Morrel! Ferrara, Cole, Mini, Baird, Shaffer, Burns, Captain; Dornin, Wrigley, Bringle, Dye, McDonald, Manager " N " MEN Baird Lee Borries Mandelkorn Bull McDonald Burns Mini Clark Morrell Cole Pratt Cutter Robertshaw Dornin Schacht Fellows Schecter King Shaffer Lambert Vogel Zabnskie THE SEASON 1934 Navy 20 21 16 18 17 26 10 7 3 Opponents WILLIAM AND MARY VIRGINIA MARYLAND COLUMBIA PENNSYLVANIA WASHINGTON AND LEE NOTRE DAME PITTSBURGH ARMY 7 6 13 7 6 ■ 31 i ' T 1 ,- - f. BASKETBALL n mi I Kelly, Officer Representative; Wilson, Coach; Graf, Beggs, Manager Whitmyre, Schneider, Putman, Brown, King Decker, Chne, Shamer, Krogh, Robertshaw, Bayless Ruge, Mandelkcrn, Dornin, Badger, Fellows Not shown: Berries, Captain " N " MEN Badger Beggs Berries Dornin Fellows Mandelkor.i Ruge Navy THE SEASON 1935 Opponents 53 BALTIMORE 22 54 V. M. I. 22 33 COLUMBIA 24 36 GEORGETOWN 25 19 NORTH CAROLINA 30 55 WESTERN MARYLAND 20 27 PENNSYLVANIA 22 43 MARYLAND 36 24 PITTSBURGH 22 34 VIRGINIA 25 36 N. Y. U. 46 32 WEST VIRGINIA 21 33 PENN STATE 27 26 ARMY 35 44 DUKE 38 46 WILLIAM AND MARY 28 405 LACROSSE Mini, Sweeney, Dutton, Anderson, Samuels, Icenhower, Torrey, Teel, Ricketts Clark, Seeds, McQuilken, Evans, Moreau, Campbell, Black, Maxwell, Armstrong, Schlech, Cutter, Fellows, Bauer U Lt. Comdr. Peyton, Officer Representative; Mills, Gimber, Gaillard, Veth, North, Harbold, Rittenhouse, Buse, Rankin, ' Larsen, Fmlayson, Coach; Lt. Hull, Oliver, Manager Lt. Taylor, Murray, Clark, W. C, Wright, Schacht, Captain; Condon, Ward, N. G., Thompson, Nibbs, Cooley, Springs THE SEASON 1934 " N ' MEN Anderson Murray Buse Nibbs Clark, C. H. Oliver Clark, W. C. Rankin Condon Rittenhouse Cooley Schacht Dutton Seeds Evans Thompson Gimbers Torrey Harbold Veth Larsen Ward Moreau Wright Navy Opponents | Bahili 13 PENNSYLVANIA 1 Broct 2 PRINCETON i Qine 13 PENN STATE 3 4 MT. WASHINGTON CLUB 11 Fiajii 11 SYRACUSE 1 Safe 6 MARYLAND 6 ARMY si „. 406 Mack :.z;e C:i:J::ii;; Hdiley, Rhynie., Cline, Davis, Pmkeilon, Bell, Maurer, Binghon; She teiiheli.i, Mi.:-hel, Hauck Thomson, Coach; Lt. Striker, Lt. Thomas, Outlaw, Fitzgerald, Bakutis, Ross, Cosgrove, Decker, Besson, Laster, Ritter, Sleight, Metcalf, Patterson, J. H., Walters, Lockwood, Officer Representative Blakely, Nicol, Scott, Waybright, Johnston, R. K., Whitaker, Pilcher, Johnston, D. G., Driver, Patterson, D. W. Ill TRACK ynLflLJgja j« T ' i " si, iCLUB " N ' MEN Bakutis Metcalf Bingham Nicol Brock Patterson Cline Pilcher Cosgrove Pinkerton Decker Ross Fitzgerald Walters Hailey Waybright Hutchinson Whitaker Johnston Wngley Maurer THE SEASON 1934 Navy Opponents 85 ' ,; WILLIAM AND MARY 40 80H MARYLAND 451.2 PENN RELAYS One Mile Relay- Navy 2nd. 480 yd. Shuttle Relay--- Navy 3rd. 110 Meter High Hurdles Navy 3rd. 59 NORTH CAROLINA 67 78% VIRGINIA 473. 76H ARMY 49 2. -i 407 BASEBALL Lt. Ellis, King, Sellers, Chandler, McGowan, Borries, Seifert, Chung Hoon Schwaner, Robertshaw, Summers, Westholm, Davis, Chipman, Paddock, Pratt, Krogh, Lt. Fenno, Coach Sexton, Gadrow, Knapper, Daunis, Captain; Kossler, Cassidy, Van Arsdall, Spain, Smith, Manager " N " MEN Bornes Cassidy Daunis Gadrow Knapper Kossler McGowan Schwaner Sexton Smith Van Arsdall Navy THE SEASON 1934 Opponents CORNELL 6 6 VERMONT 5 VIRGINIA 2 2 LAFAYETTE 6 5 GETTYSBURG 12 1 TEMPLE 5 6 GEORGETOWN 4 3 MARYLAND 8 4 UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND 7 11 WASHINGTON AND LEE 8 4 PENN STATE 3 1 NORTH CAROLINA 4 7 WILLIAM AND MARY 5 6 MT. ST. MARY ' S 3 4 ARMY 2 408 ' :tl ' ' ' 1t,. THE HOWITZER STAFF WISHES TO EXPRESS ITS APPRECIATION TO THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS, SERVICE SCHOOLS, AND CON- CERNS WHOSE VALUABLE ASSISTANCE HAS MADE THIS ANNUAL POSSIBLE; llFmo.Coffl Karl F. Hausauer Alex O. Levy Frank E. Powers Sterling I. Hiles Merle M. Schneckenburger Major Omar N. Bradley, Iniantry, U. S. A. Adjutant General, U. S. A. Quartermaster General, U. S. A. Chief of Ordnance, U. S. A. Signal Corps, U. S. A. Engineers School, Fort Humphries Air School, Randolph Field Field Artillery School, Fort Sill Infantry School, Fort Benning Coast Artillery School, Fort Monroe Cavalry School, Fort Riley Lt. -Colonel Chester McCormick, F. A., U. S. A. Major Laurence Brower, 27th Division Aviation McClelland Barclay " Vanity Fair " Magazine Edward Steichen Remie Lohse White Studio Charles Weilert S. K. Smith Company International News Service Daily News Associated Press Photo Acme News Pictures, Inc. Harris Ewing Lloyd Childs, Curtiss Aeroplane Motor Co. Alexander Gait, Buffalo Public Library 409 ■ INDEX TO ADVERTISEMENTS Aircraft Radio Corp 432 Allien, Henry V 428 Alligator Co 420 American Cord and Webbing 426 American League Baseball Club of N. Y 432 Army Mutual Aid .412 Arundel Corp. .426 Association of Army and Navy Stores . . . .451 Associated Military Stores 450 Astor Hotel 418 Automatic Electric Co , , 422 B. G, Corp -439 Bailey, Banks, Biddle 435 Baker, Jones, Hausauer 424-425 Bausch Lomb 418 Benjamin Franklin 450 Castle Gate Hosiery Glove Co 428 Charlottesville Woolen Mills 423 Colt ' s Patent Firearms Mfg. Co 444 Columbian Preparatory School 438 Consolidated Aircraft Co 447 Curtiss- Wright Corp 415 Dehner Boot Co 428 Federal Services Finance 450 First National Bank of Highland Falls 422 General Ice Cream Corp 438 Gorsart Co 440 Gray Envelope Co 422 Hays, D 436 Horstmann Uniform Co 437 Hyer, C. H. Sons 438 Wright, E. A. Co Infantry Journal 429 Interwoven Stocking Cc . .440 Kaufmann, K. Co. . . .446 Krementz Co. . 434 Larus Bros . . .427 Liggett Myers Tobacco Co 42 1 Marlboro Co 414 Mernam, G. C, Co. ..440 Meyer, N. S., Inc 435 Moore Printing Co 426 Motion Picture Producers Distnbut:rs . ..445 North Star Woolen Mill Cc 448 OkoniteCo 442 Parker House 432 Peal Co 430 Reveille Uniform Co 418 Reynolds, R. J., Tobacco Co 433 Rogers Peet Co 435 Seamen ' s Bank For Savings . . .414 Sears, Roebuck Co 443 Spalding, A. G 420 Sperry Gyroscope Co., Inc 420 Starin Bros 444 Stetson Shoe Co. .417 Tiffany Co 413 Underwood Elliott Fisher 416 United Aircraft Corp. . .441 United Services Auto. Assn 434 Victoria Hotel 446 Warner Bros. . .431 White Studio .449 419 410 ADVERTISEMENTS The Army Mutual Aid Association THE Army Mutual Aid Association was born of necessity. In times gone by insurance companies considered Army Officers poor risks and refused to insure them or else charged them extra premiums. American Army officers, seeing the need of immediate help for their families in emergency, instituted this life insurance concern in 1879. Among its charter members were Generals Philip H. Sheridan, R. C. Drum, G. W. Davis. Arthur 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 on a plan best suited to their professional and economic requirements at rates averaging lower than those of re- putable commercial companies, and has consistently made immediate payment of benefits. Its strongest advocates are its members and the widows it has helped. It has never been in financial difficulty in spite of wars, epidemics, and money panics. Those insured are select risks of varied age, rank and duty in the Army. THE Reserve has had a gradual and steady growth. Securities are purchased only upon the advice of professional investment counsel. The Experience Table shows the growth of membership to have been gradual, consistent, and healthy, and that the increase in members has conformed closely to the increase in the Army since the inception of the institution. Its mortality rate has averaged low. The age of its members has held com- paratively young and its reserve has always been more than sufficient to meet instantly all benefits due. INSURANCE benefits, when they become due, are paid instantly, one-half being trans- mitted by wire and one-half by mail. An outstanding feature of the Association ' s work is its help in preparing the pension and other claims for the the bereaved parents, widows and children of its members. This service, built up through years of experience, assures the relatives of members that their rights as to Government allowances will be protected. The importance of this service may be appreciated by the fact that families of officers who were not members of the Association are known to have lost thousands of dollars because they failed to file timely claims and proper supporting evidence for pensions and other Government allowances. The Association also gathers evidence and completes forms for the collection of commercial life insurance. EVERY eligible Army Officer should become a member and support ihe work of this Association, first, as a matter of good business; second, as a matter of esprit de corps. Address, Army Mutual Aid Association, War Department, Washington, D. C. 412 Tiffany Co. Jewelers Silversmiths Stationers K m JH IHI 7 P 19 ' { ' t ' The Army hr many (jeneratiom had Jmosi ' n the firm o ' TlFFANY A- CO. and had recognized ' in ib merchandise and policie.) thcMJmey hicfh standard of Integrity and QtJALiTY thaihihc ' heritajeofTHE SERVICE Fifth Avenue 37™ Street Paris NewYorR London 413 THE SEAMEN ' S BANK FOR SAVINGS 74 WALL STREET • This bank was chartered in 1829, especially to en- courage thrift. We invite you to use the facilities of this strong bank. One dol- lar will start an account. • Deposits draw interest from the day they are re- ceived. NEW YORK CITY • You can do business with this bank from any part of the world. Send for leaflet " Banking by Mail. " • We owe over 135,000 depositors more than $133,- 000,000. Total resources exceed $150,000,000. Al- lotments accepted. SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES AT $3.50 A YEAR COMPLIMENTS OF THE MARLBORO COMPANY DISTINCTIVE HOP CARDS AND FAVORS POP SWARTWOOD • There are two things cadets will never forget about Pop Sv artwood: One is the size of his stomach; the other is the size of his heart. Pop ' s fight talks prior to the Goat-Engineer football games every Thanksgiving have become as accepted a part of West Point tradition as the Goat-Engineer game itself. For years he has furnished Tom with a new waste basket, John with a shipping box, and Ed with a screw driver. His supply of friendli- ness and encouragement is as limitless as the supply of material odds and ends he furnishes. Many a Colonel remembers Pop from his kaydet days and many a present Cadet in future years will remember and respect Pop as the Corps ' biggest friend. 414 ; WRIGHT AERONAUTICAl CORP. PATERSON . . . 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From Champion Keyboard (exclusively Underwood and developed by World ' s Champion Speed Typists) down to its improved vacuum non-skid feet, the Underwood Champion Portable is new. It offers a new quiet carriage return ... a new style paper table... a new and longer line space lever ... a new and improved carrying case... and many other new fea- tures. It ' s a worthy little brother of the famous big Underwood of the business world. Made to perform up to Underwood ' s typing standards by the largest manufac- turer of typewriters in the world. See the new Champion at your nearest Underwood Dealer ' s or Underwood Elliott Fisher Branch Office. Tyftewrile, Division UNDERWOOD ELLIOTT FISHER COMPANY Tr Hirrile, Ucniiiitiiig M.n jiues . . AMiiig Machines C.irhoii P,ipei ..Ribbons and Other Supp tes 342 Madison Avenue • New York, N. Y. Sales and Service Everywhere UNDERWOOD CHAMPION PORTABLE 416 I BOOTS! BOOTS! 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WRIGHT COMPANY ESTABLISHED 1872 ENGRAVERS • PRINTERS • STATIONERS PHILADELPHIA • PENNSYLVANIA 419 Gyro-Coinpasses Gyro-Pilots Gyro Ship Stabilizers Military and Commercial High-Intensity Searchlights Anti-Aircraft Fire Control Ec|uipment Rudder Indicators Salinity Indicators Gyro-Horizons Directional Gyros Gyropilots or Automatic Flying Aircraft Soundproofing SPERRY GYROSCOPE COMPANY I CORPORATED BROOKLYN • NEW YORK First Classmen! Does your Wardrobe include a standard durable Raincoat that is smart in appearance? Alligator Featherweight U. S. Army Officers ' Model Guaranteed Waterproof under all conditions The Alligator Company Reg. U. S. Pat. Off. ST. LOUIS, MO., U. S. A. DICK • No iic kiiuvvo juoi wiicii Dick arrived at the Cadet Store. Rumor hatti that he sailed up the Hudson on the ark with Colonel Thayer, Columbus, and other early graduates. He has measured innumerable graduates for everything from Plebe skins to the first O. D. blouse. A cadet has v asted his four years if he has not on some pretext or another passed an afternoon with Dick discussing General Such-and-Such ' s low left shoulder, or the sway in Colonel B ' s back, or how Major Blank always had a bit of padding put on his chest. And the fact that sticks with you as you leave is that after all these years Dick still calls them pants instead of trousers. " All that I am — or ever hope to be— I owe to SPALDING Athletic Equipment. " Athletic Goods Manufacturers 420 in (C) 1935, LlOChTT MVLRi T Lcneet . IN THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION AND SIGNALING As originators and premier manufacturers of the Strowger Automatic (dial) telephone system now serving a large proportion of private and governmental telephone systems in all parts of the world, we take pride in the part we are playing in meet- ing the communication and signaling needs of the country ' s fighting forces. Strowger Automatic Telephone Systems are daily proving their worth in Army posts Fire Control Telephones also designed and manufactured by this pioneer arsenals ' air fields, coast guard stations, and as company, are being supplied in both battery-op- ship service telephone systems in the units of erated and sound-powered types, to the speci- the United States Fleet. fications of the various branches of the defense. flUTOMilTIC ELECTRIC COMPANY 1033 WEST VAN BUREN STREET CHICAGO DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF COMMUNICATION AND SIGNALING EQUIPMENT FOR EVERY PURPOSE 9he EN ' VELOPE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. %» ?(? SUnsot 6-10023 21-83 THIRTY-THIRD STREET BROOKLYN - NEW YORK klanufacturing and Printing al kinds of Envelopes for busines js e and Selling Direct to th Consumer. GOOD ENVELOPES ARl JUST GOOD BUSINESS 1 First National Bank HIGHLAND FALLS, N.Y. The Bank Nearest West Point j DIRECTORS ! Lieut. Colonel C. L. Fenton, U. S. A. 1 Lieut. Colonel Charles Hines, C. A. C. 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Nichols • 422 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 as- sortment and best guality CADET GRAYS Including those used at the Unite d States Military Academy, at West Point and other leading military schools of the country PRESCRIBED AND USED BY THE CADETS OF UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY 423 w THE HOWITZER: FROM O develop the germ of an idea, to crystallize it, to capture it on paper and preserve it between covers, to so convert the rough idea into a finished book of surpassing beauty, all within twelve incredibly short months — to create an effect of rich, lavish treatment while being truly economical — to treat a traditional theme in a smartly modern way, yet with con- summate good taste — these were but a few of the problems facing the small, intrepid band of men known as the Staff of the 1935 Howitzer. They have been closely united m solving these problems, in striving toward a single goal : the finest Howitzer ever published. Today that goal is reached : the 1935 Howitzer makes its appearance • Using as theme the brilliant pageantry of the United States Army, the Howitzer Staff entrusted to us the portrayal of the transition and development of Army uniforms and eguipment from 1775 to today. That we have upheld this trust with complete success is readily apparent from the pages you have just seen • To give old-time uniforms and materiel the beauty and artistry of full color is one thing; to make these illustrations absolutely accurate in every detail is a man ' s size job in BAKER, JONES, HAUSAUER, INC 424 in rHE IDEA, THE IDEAL - T siallize ii weencovi aiini ' incredibly oi rich, kvis: Mical-iotei «y, yet with C0 m united in solvino ;goal: the fines is reached: the Using as theme tales Army, the ol the transition equipment Iron d with complete ■on .lth,e beauty and illustrations nan ' s size lob m itself. And so we checked every drawing nearly a hundred of them — with the Adjutant General and the Quartermaster General in Washington, who threw open their files to us and gave us every co-operation. Our artist spent days at the Academy, and his reactions to West Point ' s beauty are con- tained m views wholly artistic and not at all photographic • To plan the Howitzer and to design each individual page in it has reguired absolute, rigid control of every factor — engraving, printing and binding. Only by our policy of undivided responsibility has the Staff been able to produce this most beautiful of all Howitzers within a budget com- pletely laid out before any expense was incurred • It is impossible to express adeguately our high regard for the Staff members with whom we have been in constant, intimate relationship during the past eleven months. " Ed " Smith, Editor-in-Chief- " V. P. " Mock, Business Manager- " Twitch " Twitchell, Advertising Manager— " Chuck " Symroski, Circula- tion Manager- it has been a splendid privilege to know you and to work with you • Our year ' s work has produced not only a fine Howitzer but also several rare and lasting friendships. 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Dress Boots . . . Field Boots . . . Air Service Boots . . . Boot Trees . . . Spurs . . . Bits . . . Chains and Accessories CERRA-DEHNER CUSTOM MADE UNIFORMS • THE DEHNER CO., Inc. OMAHA NEBRASKA 428 I N FANTRY JOURNAL ine JDesi iiiouyiii of leading military writers Compliments of the U. S. Infantry Association " To promote the efficiency of the in- fantry arm of the military service of our country by maintaining its best stand- ards and traditions, by fostering esprit de corps, by disseminating professional knowledge. " 430 WEST POI • . • for helping us make 1934 ' s favorite film— Tlirtation Walk -and giving us our biggest chance. We hope youll like our new pictures. HzA 2-0 ' - " now m ' GO INTO YOUR DANCE " now in ' OIL FOR THE LAMPS of CHINA ' WARNER FIRST 431 NATIONAL E S K antp LLHtenti Yankee Stadium AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL CLUB OF NEW YORK JACOB RUPPERT, PRESIDENT AIRCRAFT RADIO CORPORATION • Designers and Manufacturers of MILITARY AIRCRAFT RADIO EQUIPMENT BOONTON, N. J., U. S. A, Army Headquarters in BOSTON The PARKER HOUSE TREMONT an I SCHOOL STS. GLENWOOD .1. SlIEKKARD Pri:si,l,nl mill Mdiingiii i Dirrclor 432 WE ASKED OUTDOOR PEOPLE Is this fact important to bu — t 433 SEND FOR RATES • DESCRIBE CAR INSURE YOUR CAR IN YOUR OWN ASSOCIATION Average savings for the year ending January 31, 1935, were 433 per cent of the rates charged by reliable stock companies. All Automobile Insurance coverages written. Personal Injury policies (automobile accidents only) and Fire and Theft coverages on House- hold and Personal Effects also written. United Services Automobile Assn. FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS Over 21,000 Policies in Force Attorneys-in-Fact ERNEST HINDS • HERBERT A. WHITE Ui PINKY • " Anything for me today Pinky? " a question he hears probably about a hundred times a day, for it is this undersized Mercury who brings us Specials from the O. A. O. or the overdue bill from home. Pinky came to us first as an Army bugler who is rumored to have taken so long blowing assembly that cadets could start from the hotel at the first note and still be on time. Then an enraged Tactical Department set him to sorting mail. He probably knows more femraes by their handwriting than does Walter Winchell. With a methodical and impartial air he deals out love missiles to the Plebes and circulars to the First Class. U LCjkt =JJ tc d Adnlphe Meiijoii— recognized as " Ameriai ' s best-dressed moiie stcr and recently elected by an International Congress of Style Aiitho ties " one of the ten best-dressed men in the world, " ivea Krementz Jewelry. " Right Dress " has significance in civilian life as well as in the military. It means attention to all the little details that mark a man as " well turned out " — and one of the accessories that has come to be regarded as " tops " in smart circles everywhere is Krementz Quality Jewelry — for Business, Sports and Dress wear. Krementz " Correct Dress Sets " come in handsome jewel box cases in a vari- ety of styles approved for wear with the Dinner Coat; others correct for wear with tails. Each piece is stamped with the name " Krementz " — your guar- antee of lifelong satisfac- tion. KREMENTZ CORRECT JEWELRY FOR MEN 434 m, Rogers Peet ' gers Peet at West Point! Our young men ' s styles have made good on the proving grounds at West Point, just as they have at the larger universities. As one memier of Ike Graduating Class of ' 935 P " ' 5 ' ' ■ " " More cadets wear ' Imagers Peel civilian clothing than ans other kind. " Money-back, if anything noes wrong! Rogers Peet Company 5 NEW I Broadway ' a " 35 ' hsl! ■ ORK ■ Broadway at ijlh St. STORES B " y ai Warren St. At Your Service the World Over N. S. MEYER, INC. MILITARY INSIGNI.V nnd I NIFORM EQUIPMENT ' AIL J r, Obtainablr at all »i jY((gj ,, Po. ' t Exchanges -.. V- Umk for the shield trademark— i4 .v it ' -s ' i oyr guarantee of quality Q ' JV. S.MEYER, INC, 419 FOURTH AVENUE NEW YORK Established 1832 1218 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 1935 Miniature Ring 1936 Miniature Ring This establishment has the models and dies for almost all the United States Military Academy Miniature Rings and Class Crests. The Mail-Order Service will prove interesting and ( The brochure GIFTS, sent upon request, illustrates 242 motierate-price gift suggestions appreciation is herewith extended to the Class of 1935 for their patronage .J 435 Daniel Hays Gloves CLOVES SI NCE 1854 - EGOLATllON AT WEST P©1MT FOI IMIAIMY YEAIRS 436 ' ' 1 THE COMPANY 0 . O v A PHILADELPHIA J Army Officers Uniforms and Equipment HORSTMANN UNIFORMS are outstanding for their style and comfort together with real value for the price COLUMBIAN PREPARATORY SCHOOL (FORMERLY ALSO CALLED SCHADMANN ' S) A school which has prepared students for West Point and An- napoHs exclusively since 1909. Catalog. PAUL W. PUHL, A.B., Principal 1441 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., Washington, D. C. YOUR GUIDE IN BUYING ICE CREAM FINER FLAVOR C. H. HYER SONS Bootmakers since 1880 RIDING BOOTS SHOES LACE BOOTS AND BOOT TREES " One of the few really Hand- made Boots on tiie market. " C. H. HYER SONS OLATHE, KANSAS 438 mmmm. Contractors to the United St€ites Army and Navy and Aircraft Engine Builders B. 0. Radio Shielded Mica Aii- ation Spark Plug, Model 4B-2-S C. Regular Mica Aiiation Spark Plug. Model 4B-2 THE B. G. CORPORATION 136 WEST 52nd STREET, NEW YORK Cable Address: Golsteco, New York 439 Cadets fa)[}or Gorsart because Gorsart understands their requirements and preferences in civilian clothing — and spares no effort to insure their complete satisfaction. Also because Gorsart ' s prices and accommodations help them save more money for use on furlo. Exhibition Spring and Summer Clothing at Thayer West Point Inn, April I3th-i4th. Fittings and deliveries. May 4th to May 26th. New York showroom open daily until 6:30 p. m. Gorsart Company 317 BROADWAY NEW YORK Manufacturers-Distributors of Fine Mens Clothing Ready-to-Wear and Custom-to-Measure The Quick Reference Book for Everyone Webster ' s Collegiate slanll.v accessible. nns; dictionary of ords and phrases: Get tlie best— WEBSTEKS CULLEGIATE. Thin-Paper, indexed: Cloth $3.50; Fabrikoid $5.00; Leather $7.00; Pigskin, dark blue or natural, $8.50. Purchase of .vour bookseller or send orde r and remittance direct to the G. C. Merriam Co., 5 B ' way, Springfield, Mass. Tirst Choice Everywhere Because they Fit better... are more Comfortable . . . Wear longer. By the Largest Manufacturer of Men ' s Socks SERGEANT MAHAN • Specidlizdtion has hit the Army, but it has left behind one monument to versatiUty — Sergeant Mahan, the busiest man on the Post. He opens the day in shorts with a bit of handball at the expense of the officer experts. The afternoon sees him bedecked in resplendent chapeau as drill master and drum major of the band. The shades of evening are setting as he dons his tuxedo and plays the role of suave head usher at the Army War Theatre. The gay lights of Cullum ' s night life lure him to the " Maison Militaire " where he tucks his violin under his chin and leads the orchestra in its rendition of the latest Broadway hits. Last summer he broke a perfect record of long standing by dropping his baton at parade. It was a relief for the Corps to discover the dashing white sergeant was really human. 440 Book 1 iate leftbAiuime jbaestuanon jolte i t t tL ■it I If your lot should he cast with the great Army Air Corjis you will sec whv United Aircraft Corporation is ])rou(l of its active share in contrihutin " ; to the ahility of airplane designers and manufacturers to meet the ever hroadening scope of military aviation. UNITED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION EAST ll.VHTI OIU), CO M. CT I C I T ( (rroup of Six ( ' (fiiiftttnii ' s tctirrlv hjt ttgt ' d in tin ' Drtvloifrttfiit I ' f Iriation CHANCE VOUCHT CORPORATION THK PRATT WlHTMn AIRCRAFT COMPANY HAMILTON STANDARD PROPELLKR COMPANY UNITED AIRCRAFT EXPORTS CORPORATION SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION THE UNITED AIRPORTS OF CONNECTICUT, INa 441 OKONITE DEPENDABLE WIRES and CABLES Since 1878 Okonite was born with the Electrical Industry and has kept pace with every development. Okonite quality is well known to those seeking wires and cables insulated with the finest of insulations. Okonite is found in elec- tric light and power companies, trunk lines and electric railways, mines, in- dustrials, shipyards, telephone and telegraph companies, sugar planta- tions and is used extensively by the Army and Navy. OKONITE PRODUCTS Okonite Rubber Insulated Wires and Cables Any Size and J unibfr » Condnrlors. Any } Dlltigf. Any Service. Braided. Lead Covered. Steel Braided. Steel Taped. Steel Wire Armored. Railway Signal Wire . 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AUGMENTED AND EXTENDED TO ALL TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS BY TEN GREAT MAIL ORDER HOUSES WHOSE CATALOGS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. ADDRESS SEARS, RO [BUCK AND CO. CHICAGO PHILMtlPHIA BOSTON KANSAS CIH MINNtAPOLIS ATLANTA MEMPHIS OALLAS StAIILE tOS ANOtltS 443 COLT " National Match " cal .45 Automatic Pistol NOW FITTED WITH SPECIAL DOUBLE-ADJUSTING REAR TARGET SIGHT Another target feature has just been added to the Colt " National Match " Model— your regulation side arm per- fected for match competition. This new rear sight, adjust- able for both elevation and windage is a beauty. It ' s so simple, so easy to adjust. Note, too, the ramp type fixed front sight with serrated face. Clearer, sharper definition is the result. These new sights, together with the " National Match " super-smooth, hand-honed target action and super-p re- cisioned match barrel provide accuracy never before equalled in a .45 automatic pistol. The power, feel and dependability of the regular Government Model plus these superb target refinements mean better scores and consistently improved shooting. A copy of the latest Colt Catalog containing a complete description of the " National Match " and all other Colt models will be gladly sent on request. " NATIONAL MATCH " SPECIFICATIONS Caliber .45 for the .45 automatic cartridge. Capacity of magazine seven cartridges. Hand-honed target action. Full blued finish. Checked Walnut stocks. Super-pre- cisioned barrel. Checked arched housing. Checked trigger Ask for Special Prices Available to Army Officers COLT ' S PATENT FIREARMS MFG. CO., Hartford, conn Top View New Rear Sight IS NEVER OUT OF STYLE • You will find a STARIN garment just as good and stylish at graduation as it was in furlough year. . . . The best materials, skilled workmanship and conservative good style give them the appearance of newness after many years of hard service. STARIN BROTHERS MAKERS OF GOOD CLOTHES SINCE liJ8 9J6 545 FIFTH AVENUE 1056 CHAPEL STREET NEWYORKCITY NEWHAVEN.CONN. Soon It Will Be Their Turn This is the wonder of Motion Pictures— That they portray the romance and the hopes of all of us Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc. Will H. Hays, President Bray Productions, Inc. Caddo Company, Inc. Columbia Pictures Corporation Cecil B. deMille Productions, Inc. Walt Disney Productions, Ltd. Eastman Kodak Company Educational Films Corporation of America Electrical Research Products, Inc. First National Pictures, Inc. MEMBERS Fox Film Corporation D. W. Griffith, Inc. Inspiration Pictures, Inc. Jesse L. Lasky Productions Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Dist. Corporation Paramount Pictures Dist. Corporation Paramount Productions, Inc. Paramount Publix Corporation Pathe Exchange, Inc. Principal Pictures Corporation RCA Photophcne, Inc. RKO Distributing Corporation RKO Pathe Distributing Corporation Hal Roach Studios, Inc. United Artists Corporation Universal Pictures Corporation Vitagraph, Inc. Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. 445 M ir J Mew Uatk . — -diitcj j And, after graduation, the same SPECIAL rates are OFFERED SINGLE 00 DOUBLE 00 EVERY ROOM WITH TUB AND SHOWER, RADIO, SERVIDOR, CIRCULATING ICE WATER vJUR best wishes follow you — thank you for your patronage, and remember that Hotel Victoria contin- ues its interest in your welfare whenever you visit New York. + ROY MOULTON EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR • HOTEL VICTORIA 51st STREET AND 7th AVENUE Near Broadway and Times Square, adjacent to Theatres, Subways. One block from Radio City. Compliments of K. KAUFMANN CO. INCORPORATED Manufacturers of YALE LOCK EQUIPPED LUGGAGE Bags, Suitcases, Gladstones, Wardrobes, Fitted Dressing Cases, Brief Cases, Etc. NEWARK, NEW JERSEY rX-I :.; MARTY • There are usually several distinguishing marks about a West Point graduate — his ring, his haircut, his Plebe year, and always his recollections of Marty. He recalls the time Marty hit the post in 1900 with an Irish accent that has never lost its twang. He can tell you about the time Marty went on a party during one June Week and came to in the wrestling room with a half-nelson on some high ranking colonel. He probably has vivid recollections of learning the breast stroke on Marty ' s belt only to find out later that his teacher could not swim a stroke. As Marty says, " I often get out in the pool, but only when it ' s drained. " 446 AVENUE idjiam It Wo Ci y. .toeMartybit jjjjiuasw ' - • The Consolidated P-30 is the highest-per- forming Two-Seal Mililary Pursuit Airplane of its type available in the world. It embodies advanced features in design, construction and utility, with un- equalled maneuverability and high speed at great altitudes. • The Consolidated A-11, Two-Seat Attack Airplane, is basically similar to the P-30, but differs in performance in that it affords unequalled maneuverability and high speed at low altitudes. The basic similarity of these two military airplanes makes many parts of each interchangeable— a decided economy in maintenance. • Both the P-30 and the A-ll-the result of three years intensive engi- neering development -have been tested extensively as service equip- ment Their use, in sufficient numbers, will place our air force in a definitely superior position to that of any other nation, and will add tremendously to our Air Corps STRIKING POWER. THE CONSOLIDATED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION, BUFFALO, N. Y. 447 a -To ' OR MORE THAN TWENTY- FIVE YEARS, WITH ONLY THREE EXCEPTIONS, THE BLANKETS USED BY THE CADETS OF WEST POINT HAVE BEEN NORTH STAR BLANKETS. SINCE 1864 NORTH STAR BLANKETS HAVE BEEN A STANDARD FOR QUALITY AND COMFORT. THEY ARE MADE FOR EVERY PURPOSE FROM THE LIGHTEST WEIGHT FOR SUMMER USE TO THE HEAVIER WEIGHTS FOR SUB-ZERO WEATHER • " SLEEP UNDER THE NORTH STAR " NORTH STAR WOOLEN MILL CO. MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA 448 HH) photographers to " 1935 howitzer " Completely equipped to render the highest quality craftsmanship and an ex- pedited service on both personal portraiture and photography for College Annuals. 520 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK WEST POINT NEW YORK 449 Army Headquarters in Philadelphia not only the teams but ArniY folks at all times choose this really MODERN hotel where they find every consid- eration for their comfort and plea- sure in appoint- ments and service ... a truly modern interpretation of this old town ' s famed hospitality. Financing Service TO Officers of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service AUTOMOBILES. or Listed Stocks or Bonds ON THE MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN OUR CHARGES ARE LESS We have found none lower and many higher YOUR PRIVILEGES ARE GREATER Doing a WORLD-WIDE business the only restriction we place on the movement of cars financed is that we be notified of the new location Vi ' hen Buying a Car Arrange lo Pay the Dealer Cash and Write or Wire L ' sfor the Money FEDERAL SERVICES FINANCE CORPORATION »ACIFIC COAST BRANCH Uniforms o£ Distinction 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 • Our Complete Catalogue mailed or request The Associated Military Stores 19 W. Jackson Blvd. CHICAGO Officers ' Club FORT BENNING CHARLIE • " Look right at the camera, wet your lips — close your mouth — now brighten up a bit " Charlie squeezes the bulb. " That ' s the boy, now just one more " and Charley cheerfully proceeds to take another half dozen. Since 1924 he has been snapping hot perspiring cadets in F. D. coats three sizes too small. Our first contact with Charley was during Beast Barracks but we were much too busy then to realize who he was or what he was doing. He has recorded with photographic plate our every activity— if it ' s worth remembering Charley snaps it and the time honored question " ' Vas you dere Charlie " can be answered yes- Charley was there — with a camera. 450 hi » f f i ACHIEVEMENT A or IS it a way5 in the most distintfuishcd Achieve nieiits tliAt men s virtues or vires av be best discern ed; but very often c ti c ction ol sm. ll nole a sliorl sA in or a jest, sIiaII dis in uiJi a person s rea charAcler more t ian flu- greatest sie e.s, or the most important battles. ' PLUTARCH (Dedicated to the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-Five U.S.M.A.) Accept today with rightful pride the goal that you have won. Forget the struggle you have made, the effort and the toil of weary days you ' ve put behind, all that :s past and done. As you now stand ready to take your place in line, success goes with you and glory too. Yet pause a moment to ponder on the morrow. There are other trials to assail you, yes more and sterner tests of duty, honor, loyalty, courage and all the rest. You tread upon the path of fame where heroes before you trod; their deeds left as stepping stones so you may follow on. For you are chosen a leader, destined to achieve. When your nation calls wher- ever you may be you can give but one answer. So take with you the Armor of West Point, an armor yet unbent. Keep it close by your side to serve you well: — FOR DUTY FOR HONOR FOR COUNTRY e 0 WITH OUR SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS ASSOCIATION OF ARMY AND NAVY STORES, INC., 469 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, N. Y.


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