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; ' fv - mte c m - i i.- ■-vWi i i« ' iiii, ii ti»i.iii»K»i. MMfiiR wM " ' M i- l917 ]HOViriT}IER The HowiUer of 1937 Printed b COUNTRY LIFE PRESS Garden City, New York Engraved b ; JAHN OLLIER ENGRAVING COMPANY Chicago, Illinois Photographs b i WHITE STUDIOS New York, N. Y. Paper b i THE MARTIN CANTINE COMPANY Saugerties, N. Y. Cover by NATIONAL PUBLISHING COMPANY Philadelphia, Pa. Boil lid bv COUNTRY LIFE PRESS Garden City, New York Copyright 1937 Gilbert F. Bell, Editor loHN Batjer. Busme.w Manager N4Tt-tN 4 UND tD T+ IRTY-S-tVtN NlN T-ttN -WUND-RtD AND T-M l-RTY-S-EVt N OUJITZtft JU ANNUAL O T-H C04 PS O-P CAD-tTS UNIT-tD STATK MILITAJIY ACADtMY LU4ST Point N uu Yoj k i ) " c " o ■0- e.v • e ' . - . 0° ' - .i ' .vl h- ' ' ,c .c 3 .0 n ' " O i " " .e. V ■ nO " io ' ■Z. ' Y - ' :0 ' ' e.- . y o- -9 . c - ' . " iP . ' 4 . " A ' V o . i o nq vnP e v.o " . N. v,e: v " o K t .-4 e.v d ' i • • Jk- ' OAr " " ' ' .r, • • • MtMO I M ' , ' 1,- ' • ' if -J ' ! f ft I I I mt ifiAl ' ' V ' -A -. i " - " ' sS » r ., ' ■■■4 ' m . i f0- ' r-.V . ■•. - ? p- II ' I a M W ft fl PW)! tfha LjjB % ' ' — ! , - M Si iji—im;. - k 1 i» i BOOK ONE AND ' Guide us, thy sons, aright. -Alma Mater. • I ila. ' :=j4 N HER infancy West Point was little more than a small engineering school, born of the defeats, the often empty victories and the heartbreaks of our war for independence. The first instructors were either foreigners or civihans, and the text ' books and tools quite inadequate. Constant quarreling among instructors and numerous resignations nearly spelled the early doom of West Point, and in 1815 it was far from a fruitful realisation of Washington ' s dreams. Cadets were admitted from 12 to 34 years of age, several were married and had children. Since each enjoyed a different degree of preparation, all could not profitably be placed under one course of instruction. In 1810 and again in 1816 no cadets were graduated; at one time in 1812 there was but one cadet present for instruction. Most infrequently were there less than 12 cadets absent without leave. Congress failed to make appropriations sufficient to meet uni- form needs. Uniforms were variegated and unsightly; many pieces of civilian clothing were depended upon to meet many require- ments. Not until 1816 was " Cadet Gray " adopted as uniform, this in compliment, it is said, to General Scott ' s regiment which had in 1814 fought so gallantly in homespun grays at Chippewa and Lundy ' s Lane. Beset by serious administrative problems from within. West Point also had to face strong opposition from without. Opponents of military education in general and of West Point in particular filled the halls of Congress with petitions to abandon the Academy com- pletely or to change its site to Long Island or Virginia or Mass- achusetts. One Secretary of War was openly hostile. Con- gress made many investigations but few appropriations. The War of 1812 convinced the nation that it needed a strong mihtary academy, and steps were immediately taken to repair the decline which West Point had suffered. West Point, as the world today knows it, the symbol of thoroughness, obedience, and integrity, was born when Major Sylvanus Thayer succeeded to the superintendency in 1817. Thayer completely reorganized the Academy, patterning it after the best military school in Europe. He organized the Corps into a Battalion of two Companies. He introduced the blackboard system of recitation, and required that every cadet recite every day in every subject. His most priceless contribution was the introduction of the Honor System into every phase of cadet life. — A hundred years ago distin- guished cadets were appointed assistant instructors and drew an extra $10 per month for their services. They wore stars en their collars and had double rows of buttons on their Full Dress uniforms. Academic grades ranged from plus to minus three point zero; negative weekly totals were not infre- quent on the rating sheets. Methods of ac- ademic instruction at the Academy have changed but little since Thayer ' s time, and the blackboard recitations of every cadet every day are still the backbone of cadet instruction. The power of disciplining cadets was early vested in the Superintendent, but just what that power was was not established until 1819, when cadets were held amenable to the Articles of War and General Courts Martial. Much difficulty arose from the fact that six or eight men often lived in the same room; noisy members were punished by being made to sit astride cannon barrels during artillery drill. More ser- ious offences were punished by " light prison, " " dark prison, " confinement to quarters, and, of course, tours on the area. Delinquency reports were read y daily by the Cadet Adjutant at retreat parade. Explanations of reports were made orally to the Commandant of Cadets. Visi- tors were not allowed to see cadets without the permission of the authorities. Cadets were required to hathe at least once a week; to bathe more frequently one had to obtain writ- ten permission from the Superintendent. Cadets today are freed of some of the restrictions which rested heavily with their early forebears. How- ever, a finely calculated academic course requires more of their time than formerly, and disciplinary principles have not relaxed in the least. Perhaps there is no greater influence in the molding of character at West Point than the association generations of cadets have enjoyed with the men whose tireless energy have made West Point what it is today and what It will be tomorrow. I] ?in • FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT ' v ;; i| 11,1 liillji! ..i .- ' I I ' - • • • • J- - - S ' 4 ••• • Jrvsidonl o llw ' (tiiled " ' idU ■k • • HARRY H. WOODRING • • •• SlI llH • •• Cyecreiaty oj fv (ir • • • GENERAL MALIN CRAIG • • ••• • • ••• CU ' of-Llf MAJOR GEN. WILLIAM D. CONNOR ' ' i w ■« w i ; , ' C2 ti }orinien(lc nl • t LT. COLONEL DENNIS E. McCUNNIFF • • •• y onuiKinddnl o L (idvls • • • GEORGE H. DERN cJi ' Civlcny oj ( civ li)3S-n}S6 DEPARTMENTS SUPERINTENDENT ' S STAFF Mr. Mayer, Capt. Stubblebine, Lt. Viney, Chaplain Foust Capt. Birdseye, Capt. Low, Maj. Williams, Capt. Shaw, Col. Weed Capt. March, Col. Reinhardt, Capt. Oilman, Capt. Willis, Maj. Willard, Capt. Bartlett, Capt. Zwicker Capt. Honnen, Col. Anderson, Col. Connor, Col. Hughes, Col. Farman, Col. Hayes, Col. Littlejohn, Maj. Cobb, Capt. Dasher PROVISIONAL BATTALION OFFICERS ' ' .- f Lt. Kane. Lt. Brennan, Capt. Hardin, Capt. Low, Lt. McLemore, Lt. Saunders Capt. Darling, Capt. Summerall, Lt. Berr ' , Capt. Hart, Capt. Frierson, Capt. Caok, Lt. Dodge Capt. Post, Capt. Reardon, Col. Thompson, Col. Jarman, Capt. Conrad, Capt. Roosma, Maj. Willard, Maj. Quinnell 40 I Col. Jones, Col. Morrison, Col. McCunniff, Col. Hayes, Col. Wheat, Col. Fenton, Col. Counts, Col. Hughes, Col. Connor Col. Weed, Col. Carter, Gen. Connor, Col. Alexander, Col. Mitchell ACADEMIC BOARD LOOKING down from the mantelpiece m the Academic Board room are the statues of the world ' s ' nine greatest warriors — three worshippers of ancient gods, three Jews, and three Christians ; Hector, Ale xander the Great, Julius Caesar, Joshua, David, Judas Maccabeus, King Arthur, Charlemagne, and Godfrey de Bouillon. These great soldiers keep watch over the small group of men seated about the table below; for this small group of men, the Academic Board, is charged with the training of the great warriors of times to come. The Academic Board is the unseen power which guides us through our four years of academic duty. In it, more than anywhere else, is to be found the origin of those policies and practices which leave a mark on every graduate of the Military Academy. Here are the heads of all the various phases of our course of instruction. Though our contact with them as such is slight, the members of the Board have a very real influence on our daily lives. They determine what the course of study shall be; what shall be included in these courses; what shall be the minimum standard for proficiency in the various subjects; and even when we shall buy a new book. We do, however, get to know these personalities in their differ- ent capacities to some extent. We learn to be on the alert when one of them comes into our section room. And we learn to look forward to a lecture or conference by any one of them; not entirely because we wish to escape recitations on a certain day, but because we know that we will be able to take with us something very much worth our while. 41 Capt. Smith, Lt. Wilson, Lt. Lane Lt. Saint, Lt. Kromer, Capt. Osborne, Capt. Heiberg Lt. Sykes, Lt. Beasley, Col. Mitchell, Lt. Yount, Lt. Daley • • • CIVIL AND MILITARY ENGINEERING ' " pHREE years of technical thought and principles and under-class tactics combined with - - a week ' s novel activity thoroughly prepared us for our course in Civil and Military Engineering. We will long retain the memories of that first class summer introduction to work that will early concern us when we graduate. It was a matter of demolitions, wire entanglements, footbridges, pontoons, the familiar, " Hurry opp, und brink da kadetz mitchoo, " topped off by drenching a few of our high-ranking classmates. When the term started we anticipated and respected the course ahead of us. We delved into the realms of highways, bridges, trusses, dams, and the like, applying the three years of preliminary thought, experience, and principles. We broke down the campaigns of Napoleon, re-fought the Civil War, followed the French, Prussians, Russians, and Japs in their numerous struggles, and revived the scenes, strategy, and tactics of the Great War. The principles of fortifications and army engineering, although a matter of cramming and forgetting, exposed the practical difficulties of this game of war. Thus we learned the failings of bridges and buildings — and generals. We fought and re-fought some of the world ' s most important battles. There is no question that we experienced a practical stimulant, a warning for the work in store for us. • •• •• • ••••• 42 Capt. Emery, Capt. McLean Capt. Cole, Capt. O ' Reilly, Col. Connor, M,ij. Weir, Capt. West LAW TAW, as taught here at the Academy, is something to be really enjoyed instead of dreaded, — ' and, from a military viewpoint, there is probably no course that is as universally useful to the Army oificer. Lost indeed is the young shavetail on his first assignment as trial judge advocate without his much earmarked, underlined and foot-noted Manual for Courts-Martial. By repeatedly becoming the classroom victim, or accused, or defense counsel, or prosecuting attorney in every criminal and tort action imaginable, every em- bryonic military lawyer receives a practical illustration of the current rules of law. Rarely a day passes without some member of the section being shot down in cold blood by a classmate in order to bring out some pertinent point in law. Courts-Martial procedure is especially emphasized and actual cases are studied as supplementary illustrations. Then, too, there is given every member of the class the opportunity from time to time of sitting in on an actual court-martial trial to see the machin- ery in actual operation and the rules of military law applied. Although the course in law is not expected to make lawyers of every shavetail, it is expected, and reasonably so, to give every man a solid foundation in Constitutional and Military Law on which he may build more from his experience in the service. • ••••• • • • • • • • • 43 Lt. Armstrong, Lt. Hammond, Lt. Terry Lt. Wood, Capt. Huyssoon, Capt. Berry, Lt. Duhring, Lt. Heriot, Lt. Sommer Capt. Gjelsteen, Capt. Clendenen, Capt. Card, Col. Beukema, Capt. Kehm, Capt. Sexton, Capt. Calhoun • • • • ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT, AND HISTORY FROM all the absorbing and cramming of history that we experienced in order to drag bag and baggage through the Sallyport to yield our next four precious years to the military, it did not seem that we could have avoided many of the details of the struggles and atmosphere of the past. But it proved merely a basis for Yearling history. Aside from the customary familiarity with dates, facts, commas, and periods, it was the extra- curricular activity, the self ' prepared discourses, and the summarizing lectures that main- tained our faith in history as being captivating, colorful, and picturesque. Recall the brief but thoroughly inclusive episodes of the history, strategy, and tactics of the World War. A year of respite followed before we again ran afoul of the department. We acquired the dread of becoming a Post Exchange officer, of bungling tabulations of articles from refrigerators to hairpins. We headed into the tasteless principles of government, from which Christmas Leave alone could awaken us. Economics in the last half of the year was easier to take, with June no longer so intangible. Along with a substantial Military Hygiene course, extra-curricular interests carried us on. Who wouldn ' t perk up when our own future salaries were the subjects of discussion? • • ••• • ••• • 44 Capt. Mesick, Capt. Holler, Capt. Ueylit:, Col. Hayes, Capt. House, Capt. Martin, Capt. Gruver ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY A CCORDING to the Ordnance and Gunnery Department ' s own teaching the sciences - therein studied were born when Eve first threw her equivalent of a roUing pin at devoted Adani. The story has it that Adam was too much of a gentleman to dodge Eve ' s missiles, but feeling the danger to life and limb he discreetly sought a shelter behind the nearest tree. There he was safe from further outbursts until Eve developed a curved throw which sought him out even behind trees. The principles which Adam learned in the home found ready application when he went forth to meet his enemies; for centuries the history of man was centered about a struggle first to improve the implements of the offense and second to strengthen the aids to the defense. This history of the contest between arms and armor is the history of warfare. Tactical principles never change; only the means by which they are executed make the modern commander different from Hannibal or Alexander. Today Ordnance has become a very complicated science. (With the fiendish purpose of course of giving the gunners more to dust on the F. A. hikes during First Class Summer.) In the Department we study a wide variety of projectiles and projectile hurling devices, and in addition follow a very practical course in shop work and automobile engineering. When we buy our cars, we know they will run — the Ordnance Department said so! ! ! [ • •••• ••••• • • 45 Maj. Curley, Lt Hcir.ng. Maj. Curti, Capt. Ikaslcy, Maj. Craven. Maj. Shurr.an, Capt. Cooney, Capt. Gardiner Maj. Quinnell, Maj. Pfeffer, Maj. Carbonnell, Col. Hill, Col. Snyder, Col. Weed, Col. Wright, Maj. Felch Maj. Anthony i • • • • MILITARY HYGIENE THE credit for the high standard of health that has become traditional with the Corps is a direct outgrowth of the diligence of the officers in the Military Hygiene Depart ' ment. The problem of safeguarding the physical futures of fifteen hundred more or less hardy individuals with a penchant for breaking bones with annoying regularity demands not only professional skill but also patient indulgence. The province of the Military Hygiene Department is not confined to the hospital alone — it extends even to the lecture hall and class room. It was first class year that we learned that these medicos, besides being excellent practicing physicians, are capable lecturers and instructors. It was surprising to most of us to discover how little we knew about our own bodies. We know more now, however. We learned that the human body is nothing but a machine, built on many of the same engineering principles that we had studied. The ear is very much like a telephone receiver; the eye is nothing but a box camera; and our arms and legs are simply levers. Most encouraging of all, we learned that genu are merely a class of people a few steps closer to lunacy than the rest of us. • •••• • ••••• 46 i I Lt. Day, Lt. Hlund.i Lt. Homer, Lt. Rigg.s, Lt. Carter, Lt. Parker Capt. Ritchie, M,i]. HayJen, Col. Cirter, Capt. Baker, Capt. Cook, Capt. Mathia.s NATURAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY ON THE first of September, we pulled out our slide-rules, brushed off the furlough dust, and attacked Corioli, Pappus, Lami, and Guldmus — all with vigor. To divide by " g " was an elementary point now. Problems were complicated by added considerations, as friction and relative motion. Daily, " Free body " and his diagrams heckled us. To be sure, the subject stimulated; it certainly swept the dust and cobwebs from our minds. Every-day matters began to concern us. Thoughts of repairing the post heating system or finding the leak in the line from the reservoir per order of the post commander were problems of intimate personal concern, even though they were as perplexing as the rest of the subject matter. In the spring we met our nemesis in the form of steam charts, vapor cycles, entropy, and another collection of similar peculiar sounding foreign names. " P-V " replaced " Free body, " and immediately proceeded to make us forget the latter. A smattering of aerodynamics was a substantial brief introduction to the theories of flight. And, to close, did we ever attend a Phil lecture at which some one section marcher was not the object of a grind? • ••••• • •••• • • 47 Lt. Green, Lt. Horridge, Capt. Kruger Lt. Hauck, Capt. King, Lt. Garland, Capt. Sampson Capt. Coombs, Capt. Allen, Col. Fenton, Capt. Horn, Capt. Gillette • • • • • CHEMISTRY AND ELECTRICITY THERE is, perhaps, nothing quite so pathetic as a brand new second classman coniing out of his furlough coma in the middle of September only to find himself hopelessly entangled in a maze of atoms, electrons, reactions, elements, compounds, and solutions — not to mention innumerable laws to be specked. And after he finally fights his way up for breath, only to see Organic Chemistry, simple circuits, motors, generators, alternating currents, and radio ahead of him, he is ready to submit a request for late Hghts and a special requisition for a bottle of aspirin, large size. The practical work in the laboratory, however, not only puts dry theory on an in- teresting realistic plane, but also more than compensates for the cut and dried routine of classroom work. Recall dabbling with test tubes and chemicals and those tense anxious moments of waiting for the precipitate to precipitate just like the poopsheet prescribed. Then, too, there is the human interest element that helps to make that bottle of aspii ' in unneeded. The laugh is always on the " P " who, illustrating the cautions to observe, carefully checks the complicated hook-up, throws the switch and — blows a circuit breaker. Thus dry theory and interesting practice presented with an occasional human touch make up one of the most valuable and most interesting courses at the Academy. • ••••• • ••••• 48 f P • ™ I m I ™ Lt. Graham, M. MerUnt, Lt. Browning, Sr. Fernandez Lt. Breckenridge, Lt. Farrand, Capt. Sladen, Lt. Duff, Lt. Hennig, Lt. Hammond, Lt. Stiness Lt. Farnsworth, Lt. Draper, Lt. Sands, Lt. Hero. Lt. Heitman, Lt. Greene, Lt. McKinney, Lt. Van Natta Capt. Hensey, Capt. Hadocll, Capt. Burns, M. Vauthier, Col Mcrrison, Maj. Jenna, Maj. Durfee, Capt. Tausch, Capt. Kammerer MODERN LANGUAGES TT WAS an unfortunate stroke ot fate, a veritable ill omen, when the class of 1937 was - - not permitted to terminate its Yearling Frog course by throwing its books at the Gold Tooth. We have never seemed to be able to shake off the shackles of that French Depart- ment. Throughout Spanish, we persisted in reporting our sections, " II ne manque personne, " as we had done for two years before. And it continued to haunt us as we passed the third floor on our way to fourth floor Phil. We experienced much, however, in our three years with this department. Primarily, we became accustomed to the hustle and bustle " aux tableaux " to release our bulging store of words, idioms, and sentences. We cannot help revealing that hearing ourselves and our classmates express themselves in Frog or Spic, although at times boring, was for the most part extremely fascinating. Furthermore, an insight into the customs, legends, treasures, and picturesque surroundings of France and Spain stimulated our emotions and imaginations. All told, the three years ' course, aside from its cultural value, was a brief introduction to a subject that we can either maintain or utilize as a constructive hobby after we graduate. • ••••• • ••••• • • 49 Capt. Greear, Lt. Harris, Lt. Stober, Lt. Woods, Lt. Britton, Lt. Zwicker Lt. Hillberg, Lt. Nash, Lt. Morrow, Lt. Hurt, Lt. Ellis, Lt. Brownlee, Lt. McCutchen Capt. Parmalee, Capt. Harrold, Capt. Schick, Col Alexander, Capt. Van Wyk, Capt. Forde, Capt. Peck Capt. Calhoun • • • • DRAWING " POR us the words " drawingToom atmosphere " have a meaning quite different from the - ordinary interpretation of the phrase. They bring to mind hours spent poring over plates, subdued activity, keen competition, erasures, corrections, weary eyes, weary feet. After standing at our drawing boards for two hours, even the best of us have developed sedentary tendencies. But we learned much about the subject at hand. Always we kept on with our work — rest periods were only a convenient pause during which we could break our neighbors ' pencil points. We were prepared by the Drawing Department to meet any emergency, from putting away our work at the command ' Tut away your work " to surveying the Commandant ' s garden. The three-year course was ama:;ing in its scope. We were given practical instruction in lettering, freehand sketching, surveying, descriptive geometry, mechanical drawing, map making and interpretation. ( " The red spots are German troops; the blue spots are French troops; the black spots are fly specks, and will be disregarded. " ) We will never forget how longingly we looked at the Washington Hall elevators on our way to and from classes. When we concluded the course we could look back on months of intensely practical and interesting instruction — we were second classmen then. • • • • • 50 Capt. Glascow, Capt. Browning, Capt. Booth, Lt. Thiebaud, Lt. Dodge, Capt. Stanton, Capt. Hardin Lt. Anderson, Lt. Calyer, Capt. McManus, Lt. Cox, Lt. Little, Lt. Diestel, Lt. Handy, Lt. Currie, Lt. Wentwcrth Capt. Tasker, Lt. Boyd, Lt. Inskeep, Lt. Burgess, Lt. McLemore, Lt. Grume, Lt. Brennan, Lt. McCutchen, Lt. Spangler, Lt. Brown Capt. Black, Capt. Steer, Capt. Rosenberg, Capt. McGaw, Maj. Teale, Col. Jones, Capt. O.xx, Capt. Leonard, Capt. Day, Capt. Barlow, Capt. Schmidt MATHEMATICS AS Plebes, it took us until June to regain our composure from the shock of having ■ ■ - our ranks shattered in December by the Department of Mathematics ' double- barreled weapon, Solid Geometry and College Algebra. Analytic Geometry and Trigono- metry were not as trying, the former a foundation for our Yearling year, the latter perhaps the most practical mathematics course that we weathered. Yearling September we realised that the summer interim of Delafield, camp. Flirtation, CuUum, etc., had scattered our Plebe Math from the previous year. So we built Calculus on a dim recollection of Analytic Geometry. Of course we will ever retain our acquain- tance with such romantic figures and creatures as the Cissoid of Diocles, the Witch of Agnesi, and the Two-Leaved Rose Lemniscate. The two years spent with the Department, however, aside from the mathematics we acquired, gave us something perhaps much more constructive. That was the ability and habit of rapid calm concentration on component units of a task which as a whole seemed extremely arduous. • • •• • + • • • • • 51 Lt. Berry, Lt. Paige Lt. BarJ, Lt. SomerviUe, Lt. Guyer, Lt. Matthews, Lt. Rogers, Capt. Parmalee, Capt. Craig, Lt. Liliard Capt. Whitelavv, Lt. Hickman. Lt. Miller, Lt. Watlington, Col. W heat, Lt. Allen, Capt. Thurston, Lt. Decker Capt. Wright • • • • t m 1 i - 1 r Col. Wheat • • • ENGLISH OUR introduction to the English Department consisted of dallying with the mechanics of the sentence for several months. The general assortment after that hectic be- ginning relegated some of our unfortunate classmates to depths which terrified, from which few emerged, and through which many fell. We became famihar with the deeds of Beowulf and the romance of Gawaine, and intimate with Chaucer and his variety of characters ... as well as with a much quoted fixed opinion. But we couldn ' t expand our acquaintance with the colorful, the fascinating, and picturesque. Necessity supplanted stimulation with listlessness. So we drifted into the era of the " big three, " unity, coherence, and emphasis, the topic sentence, the theme, and military correspondence. Yearling year enhanced our ability to express ourselves, not only on paper, but also on our feet. We cannot begrudge the hours spent in preparing those familiar section room talks. The entire Yearling layout of short stories and poetry boosted our stock in the department. There was meat for the emotion and imagination in impressions of Cyrano, or the Duchess, or the Bishop, or the mystery of Chillon. And for the other extreme, recall Mother Ida. After two years, we could not have avoided some of the cultural impressions made available by this department. • • •• 52 Capt. Peterson, Capt. Evans, Capt. Pence Lt. O ' Meara, Capt. Kessinger. Lt. Brown, Capt. Mason Capt. Roper, Capt. DeGraaf. Col. Counts, Capt. Crosby, Capt. Spalding PHYSICS ' I ' HE Department of Physics gives us an introduction to many subjects which we study - - in detail later on in our academic work. It is in this department during yearling year that we first hear about Newton ' s famous laws; we learn about work, power, and energy; kinetics and kinematics; and some of us learn to divide by " g. " It is here that we first become acquainted with Galileo and his discoveries; Archimedes and Torricelli, and their discoveries in the field of hydraulics; and the gas laws of Boyle, Charles, and Gay Lussac. For the first time we are exposed to the enthralling subject of electrostatics and electro ' magnetics; we learn about Ohm ' s law and Oersted ' s law; and we tinker with Wheatstone bridges. From there on to sound and sound waves, and Doppler ' s effect; and light and light waves. When viewed in retrospect, the Physics course seems most imposing, but our enforced absorption of the course was, strangely enough, quite enjoyable. As a matter of record, we feel that in the Physics Department we came as close to painless education as is possible in an Academy where the payoff is based on individual performance. • • • • • • • • 53 s • Capt. EJdleman, Capt. Rodieck, Lt. Fnt sche Lt. Hempstead, Capt. McLean, Capt. Ordway, Lt. Steele Lt. Robbins, Capt. Post, Capt. Haswell, Capt. Hasbrouck, Capt. Stevens, Lt. Wells Capt. Bowes, Capt. Holbrook, Col. Bradley, Col. McCunnifF, Capt. Swift, Capt. Sibert, Capt. Smythe TACTICAL DEPARTMENT ' " PO THE Tactical Department is entrusted the none too enjoyable task of regulating the disciplinary life - of the Corps. Their duty is discharged impersonally and in a manner designed to instill in us the ideal method of intelligently employing the power of conimand. At times we are tempted to look upon the gentlemen of the Tactical Department as the tormentors of our peace of mind and body — yet in our more rational moments we realize the altruistic aim of all their corrective measures. The Batt Board is the symbol extraordinaire of the indisputable authority of the Tactical Department, the Area the proving ground for all their untried theories. Those object lessons which cannot be learned painlessly on the green carpet of the Batt Board room are absorbed through the feet on the Area where more than a century of cadets have fought the good fight with unrelenting vigor. But discipline alone is not the sole charge of the Tactical Department. In them is also invested the dissemination of the principles of tactics and strategy. To us as budding conmianders the art and method of waging war are vital essentials. The rudiments of battle learned at the Academy, although insignificant when taken individually, combine to form a significant foundation for the military careers we will pursue long after our cadet days have lost their distorted importance. The basic arms of the service are practically all represented in the T. D. by officers equipped by nature and by training to outline for us the running of the complex mechanism that constitutes the Army. An appreciation of the Tactical Department will probably not be fully realized until we have discarded our inescapable cadet prejudice and learned to look at the missions and methods of the T. D. from the other side of the fence. 54 II Capt. Sibert, Lt. Col. Bradley, Capt. Switt BATTALION BOARD ' " P ' HE Battalion Board is the High Judicial Tribunal of the Tactical Department, and its operations behind - the scenes at West Point contribute no small amount to the proper and speedy administration of dis- cipline within the Corps. To it are referred all the more serious infractions of regulations for review, and the judgment pronounced in its chambers is West Point ' s law. To visit the Battalion Board is, in a cadet ' s opinion, the finest way not to spend a Friday afternoon. To illustrate the manner in which the Board functions let us e.xamine the hypothetical case of Cadet Ajax, whose explanation of the report, " Walking arm in arm with young lady, 13th inst. " is to be reviewed this afternoon. The Board sits behind a single desk on which are the written explanation which Cadet Ajax has submitted and the Battalion Board Book, in which is recorded the judgment of each case which has come before the group. While Cadet Ajax awaits his summons in the anteroom, the three officers who are at the moment his nemesis seem to him to be as omnipotent as Rome ' s Triumvirate, as uncompromising as the Doge ' s Council, and as penetrating as the Spanish Inquisition. On hearing his name called Cadet Ajax marches shakily into the room, salutes, and reports his presence. No time is wasted. Three questions bring forth two " Yessirs " and a hollow " Nosir. " After some time Ajax is dismissed, and the Board meditates. Tomorrow Ajax will begin his punishments on the area or confinements in his room. And so the endless process continues. Next week the Board will again convene — other cadets have erred. There is no rest for the errant soldiers — today the Batt Board; in Valhalla the Valkyries. • Sgt. Mahan, Mr. Cavanaugh, Mr. Jenkins, Mr. Appleton, Mr. Dimond Lt. Steele, Capt. Wood, Capt. Holbrook, Mr. Maloney TACTICAL DEPT. — ATHLETIC DIVISION NE of the most valuable phases of West Point training is the program of supervised athletics and in- struction. Under the supervision of the Master of the Sword, Captain Holbrook, this instruction is broad in scope and thorough in its application. The slogan " Every man an athlete " becomes " Every man an athlete — despite himself. " As plebes we were put through a rigorous training; we were required to show proficiency in gymnasium work and also in certain other fields. John Dimond, one time national champion, instructed us in the rudiments of the foil and saber and the art of parry right and parry left; Billy Cavanaugh, whose name is one of the best known in boxing circles, taught us the gentle art of self defense; Tom Jenkins, who at one time claimed the World wrestling crown, unfolded the mysteries of wrestling; Marty Maher, who is considered one of the finest swimming teachers in the world, took us over as splashing walri and gave us invaluable assistance; and Tom Maloney, whose national championship gymnasium teams bear ample testimony to his ability as a coach and instructor, taught us many elementary exercises on the gymnasium apparatus. Our instruction did not end with Plebe Year. The system of intramural instruction and sponsored voluntary athletics were all planned and carried out by this department. During Second Class year we were even given an opportunity to teach something of what we had learned. The principles of military discipline and the physical development which we gained from this course will certainly prove valuable later on. And we know that wherever we are in the years to come, the ofiicers with whom we will be associating will have known some of these same men; at any gathering the highest ranking Colonel down to the newest, shiniest Second Lieutenant — all will be able to tell the story of " The Terrible Turk. " 56 I BOOK TWO ' Our biographies will be carved in the Tablets of the Nations. • •••-Jf - SINCE the Academy ' s birth the national frontiers have vastly expanded; a na- tional mind far different from that of " 76 carries America onward; and the Acad- emy ' s graduates are daily called to perform Herculean tasks, whose challenges have not before been met by mankind. To produce men equal to any emergency is the mission with which West Point has been charged. The biographies of her sons serving as the biography of " the living West Point " reflect the manner and success with which the Academy has done her work. Sylvanus Thayer, Class of 1808, para- doxically became " the Father of the Military Academy. " After distinguished service in the War of 1812, Thayer spent a year in Europe studying educational methods with a view to applying the best among them to West Point. Thus prepared and richly endowed with ability as an organizer and administrator, Thayer became Superintendent in 1817. Soon discipline marked the ancient habitats of indifference, order of carelessness, and industry of idleness. Within the sixteen years of his Superintendency Thayer raised the Academy from an inadequate weakling to a foremost position among world military and engineering schools. When George Washington Whistler grad- uated in 1819, America was at peace with all but the West. That highways, cities, and railroads be built was as vital to national growth as the subjugation of the Indian. The father of the famous artist did engineering work with the Army for 14 years and then ntered civil life to become the world ' s fore- most railway engineer, this in the day when the engineer designed locomotive and cars as well as laid the track. In America Whistler built the Baltimore and Ohio and the Erie. In 1842 the Tsar of Russia personally ap- pointed him to construct the Moscow Rail- road. Suffering from the privations his work required, this man of keen judgment died in St. Petersburg after having overcome tremendous natural obstacles. " Peace hath her victories no less renowned than War. . . . " West Pointers led the battalions of Blue and Gray which on the tragic fields of Gettys- burg and Appomattox laid a new foundation for national unity. Outstanding among the graduates serving in the Civil War was Mackenzie, graduated in ' 62, a Major General in ' 64. Wounded seven times in action, he received seven brevets for gallantry — all before he was 25. Grant said of him, " I considered Mackenzie the most promising young officer in the army. . . . " Follow- ing the Civil War Mackenzie served on the frontier, where he died at the age of 48 after 25 years of distinguished service. Capable of tremendous exertion, Mackenzie left an enviable record as a soldier, " always equal to any responsibility; always brilliantly successful. . . . " Caesar, DaVinci, and Washington are of a select group of men whose capabilities were so diversified as to seem unlimited. In such exclusive company belongs Goethals, the engineer, staff officer, shipbuilder, governor, and business executive. When Goethals entered West Point with the Class of " 80, its traditions and customs were deeply rooted. One had but to accept them to claim them for his own. To the principles of uncompromising honor and integrity which West Point taught, Goethals added energy and ability. His greatest triumph was in the supervision of the construction of the enormous Panama Canal, today a monument to him and his men. Few men have had greater love for the Academy than he. In fulfillment of his last request Goethals today rests in the shadows of the Highlands, forever near the Gray he honored by his life. 1, ' 1 If West Point has an ideal, that man was James A. Shannon, Class of 1903. Thor- oughly a man ' s man, Shannon was moreover of so fine a character as to universally inspire trust and confidence. All who knew him loved him. When he left Harvard, where he served as an instructor, under orders to pro- ceed to France, the student body marched en masse to his home to hid him farewell. Overseas Pershing selected him as his Person- nel Officer, and only after repeated requests was he given a regiment at the Front. Within a week Shannon fell mortally wounded while leading a reconnaissance deep into enemy territory, hut in that one week his spirit be- came the soul of his regiment. " We took to him " was the simple but expressive tribute of his men. Told that he would die, Shannon quietly said, " I have lived a Christian life. It IS all right. " Hint I I PASS IN REVIEW llllli »V • ■ mill m REGIMENTAL STAFF Spilman 62 I FIRST BATTALION STAFF 63 jjuj! i iiiiii 1 Swimming (3): Boxing (2); Triu:}{ (4, 3); Goat Football (2); Ski Club (2, 1); A. B. (3, 1). • •• • Fencing (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, ]),■ Camp niiimination (1); Glee Club (4, 3. 2. I); ]00th .Night Show (4, 3, 2. l). ARTHUR KIRKHAM AMOS Second District, Nebraska Omaha Nebraska A NICE SENSE of disdain tor the punitive measures applied by the T.D. brought Billy close to the line more than once and crowned him four ' year King of the Area. And still he ' s ready for any new escapade that comes along. Preferring human company to that of texts, he makes an evening of B. S. more desirable than one of study. An un- fortunate eye accident during First Class camp kept him out of the Air Corps. However, we know that Billy will make good in whatever branch he chooses — he ' s like that. Aviation ' s loss is the Infantry ' s gain, for the latter gets a man who will tackle all of its jobs with enthusiasm and a strong desire to win. ' Mose " • ••••• " Bill " FRANK WILLIAM ANDREWS Senatorial, Nebraska Glendale Bill has convictions. That ' s why he occasion- ally clashes with the T.D., and also why he gives unpadded opinions. In tact, he is almost obsti- nately independent at times. You overlook this little failing, however, because he is as frank as his tirst name. Perhaps, before furlough, his aca- demic battles interfered with social activity; but he has made up for lost time since. His deep esthetic sense responds vibrantly to literature and music. He is congenial and always ready for a joke. The pertness in his manner is excusable when you know how thoughtful and kind he is. If you ever need material help or friendly under- standing. Bill is your man. California • •••••• 64 • •• BRYAN COFFIELD ARNOLD Eleventh District, Texas Gatesville Texas Bryan brings to ' 3,7 the ingenuous impulsiveness and fraternity of the West. Enigmatic, yet indisputable, is his devotion to reason and prin- ciple. Mentors recogni::e his unflagging course toward self-improvement. His acting, singing, and poetry are enjoyed by intimates and audi- ences. On the lighter side, too, is Bryan ' s en- viable sense of humor, as refreshingly spontaneous as is his hearty laugh. This classmate is also infinitely sympathetic, and any pilgrim to the 4:3,0 Trinity is sure ot Bryan ' s moral support as well as his encouragement after the axe falls. Bryan has a distinct weakness for adventure and ' phone booths. Friendship, integrity, sincerity - these are Bryan. ' ' Br-vd)! " • ••••• Crommy ' ' JOHN MANNING CROMELIN New York National Guard Mount Vernon New York " Has anybody got a skag? " Will we ever forget our Crommy ' s first and last words? A quick wit and a ready laugh combined, perhaps, with a mite of laziness- these are the qualities for which he will be remembered long after memories of first section men begin to lag. Plebe year it was " Get back on that horse, Mr. Cromelin. " But now we find, during First Class year, that the theme has changed to " Cromelin: rider, ' y s ' ; horse, ' no ' . " This best illustrates the serious determination that will make him an officer of whom we may be proud. We ' ve known him for four years now, and know whereof we speak- " A square shooter, Crommy, and a real friend. " 65 • • • • • • football (4, 3,); Cadet Chapel Choir (2, 1): Company Pointer Representative (2); lOOth ? ' ight Show (4, 3, 2, ]); Pistol Marf(smd i. • •••••• Sergeant (2); Lacrosse (4): Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Glee Club (3, 2). • • ••• • • • • Color Corporal (J); F rst Sergeant (2); Captain and Battalion Commander (1); Football (4, 3, 2, i), T umerals (4), Major " A " (3, 2, 1); Fencing (4); Track {4, 3, 2, 1), ?iumerals (4), Monogram (3), Major " A " (2); Pistol Marksman. • •• • Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (1); Football (4, 3, 2, i); Boxing (4); Tracl( (4, 3, 2, J); Academic Coach (2); Pistol Expert. JOHN GORDON ERIKSEN Fifth District, Wisconsin Milwaukee Wisconsin Statistics reveal that of every ten men born into this world, one will lead and nine will follow. Erik may be described briefly as one of those few born to lead. From the day of his entrance into the military service, four years ago, he has ardu ' ously and successfully struggled towards a goal. In sports his name is known to all; his academic record is enviable; and a saber and chevrons com- plete his success. His is truly an all-round development. A formidable reserve, however, conceals a personality that can be appreciated only through deep friendship. An assignment to the Air Corps will assure Erik of an interesting and happy future. " ' ErilC • •• • " Dic " RICHARD WILLIAM FELLOWS Army - Algoma Wisconsin 1|| The nonchalance and Hght-heartedness that I derive from his philosophy of " While we live, let us Hve " characteri2;e Dick. He is somewhat in- different, in the admirable sense, and his presence has brightened the eyes of many drags (both his and ours). Addicted to bridge — plays poker, unfortunately — indulges in athletics as a sport, not as an obsession — thinks when obliged — sings, or rather booms, with much improvisation — good- natured — quite popular — the Pride of Algoma (he says so himself). His unwavering sense of humor often makes him an enemy of society, for his too-frequent outbursts of loud, torso-tossing laughter make his reading a violent exercise. 1 I • ••• 66 ROBERT WILLIAM GRIFFIN First District, Iowa Riverside Iowa Raffin, in spite of all his honors achieved in four years, lays his greatest claim to fame on the tact that he astounded an Air Corps officer by saying bra zenly that sleeping was his favorite sport. We who know him, however, will swear this love has a deadly rival in his passion tor the Cosmo and the Red Book. But, whether solemnly proclaim ' ing that he was really not fat (just a mass of muscle), hiding under a pile of blankets while the B ' squad coach looked for backs, or bouncing his carefully timed pegs to second base, Raffin has somnolently pursued the West Point lite and achieved contentment and the lasting friendship of his classmates. " Rdjflll ' ' • • •• " S (i?ide7no?i " THOMAS ALEXANDER HOLDIMAN Third District, Iowa DUNKERTON lOWA Tom decided not to concentrate on any one ot the three principal spheres of West Point activity to the neglect of the others. He avoided useless file boning, and only studied enough to gain a basic understanding of the subjects taught and a high ranking in his class. He likes basketball and baseball, and played them without fooling himselt with the belief that he was a star. A reasonable amount of application, rather than spooniness or high disciplinary rating, won him his chevrons. He found spare time for extensive reading and frequent visits to Grant and Cullum halls. In short, he took a reasonable amount of what West Point had to offer. 67 Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutetidiit (]), Football (4, 3, 2): Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1), Ma;or " A " (2, 1), Captam of Baseball (1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Honor Committee (I). • • •••• Corporal (3); Sergea?!! (2); Lieutenant (l); Football (4); Basltetball (4. 3, 2), Humerals (4), Monogram (2), Major " A " (3); Base- ball (3, 2, 1), Monogram (J); Engineer Football (2); Cadet Chapel Choir {4, 3, 2, 1); Academic Coach (2). BRUCE KEENER HOLLOW AY Second District, Tennessee Knoxville Tennessee Brucie ' s cadet life has been a paradox — at least after the F. A. hike. In academics he is a file boner, but otherwise he is most indifferent. He never misses a tenth sheet, and he never reads a E)aily Bulletin. His little autumn friends, the flies, drive him into tantrums with their bu zings and crawlings, but the barbers ' heedless hackings of his sparse thatch never bring forth a murmur. Awake he is docile, but asleep he is a ranting, roaring maniac. Seriously, though, Brucie is a real gentleman who easily ignores the petty ani- mosities of this troubled planet and one who has gained our respect for his sensible outlook and quiet ability. Acting Sergeant (I); Rijle (3, 2): Trac (4, 2, 1). Cddn Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); lOOth Hight Show (4, 3); Pistol Expert. ' ' Brucie ' ' • •••••• Acting Sergeant (I); Football (4); Fencing (3, 2, J); Trac (4, 3, 2); Academic Coach (1); Comfiany Pointer Representative (4, 3); lOOth Jight Show Stage Creiv (4); Pistol Sharpshooter. • • • • • ••••• • ••••• " Hoot ' ' WILLIAM KIENLE HORRIGAN Third District, Kentucky Louisville Kentucky There goes Hoot now, with a little temme try- ing to keep up with him. He ' s not late, he always seems to be in a hurry — that is, until he reaches Cullum. Then he becomes the languid Southerner and courteous gentleman that so attracts the ladies. Don ' t try to argue with Hoot; he can prove anything — whatever opposes your stand. He ' ll also try to sing mightily but not so melodiously. He has red hair, a cool tem- per, an Irish wit, and a code of living. His mind is individualistic, yet open. One immediately and permanently likes this man tor whom life should (and will) offer much in achievement and happiness. 68 ■I i JAMES ROBERT JOHNSON Ninth District, Virginia Virginia Bob is a familiar figure at Cullum Hall. Ever dodging the " Red Comforter Squad " he has made much use of the recreational facilities of West Point. Basketball, baseball, and lacrosse he has played with proficiency. He will be well re ' membered by his classmates and will himself hold fond memories of cadet life. We, his classmates, thinking fondly of him, recommend ' ' Grass " with- out reservation to the Army he will enter on Saturday, June twelfth ne.xt. Bob ' s friendly manner, his quiet smile, and his energy will stand him in good stead wherever he goes. To him we say, ' ' Good luck, may well-deserved success be vour lot. " ' Bob " • ••• •• m i ' Bulldog " WALTER RALLS LAWSON Twenty ' second District, New York KissiMMEE Florida Walter partly satisfied a life-long ambition when he donned his first plebe-skins. He has been rather a paradox— a drawling Southerner with a driving ambition. That ambition, coupled with a hot temper, has been a source of both grief and guidance. The grief came through sharp en- counters with upper classmen while a plebe, and with the T.D. in later days. Yet through his four years he has kept his head up, his mind fixed on the goal of gold bars and the wings of the Air Corps. The Plebes know him as a hard drill- master; his classmates know him as a friend who would split his last skag. Success and happy landings. Bulldog! 69 Corporal 0); Sergeant (2); Baskethnlt (4, 3, 2); Baseball (4), Lacrosse (3, 2. 1), Major " A " (2, 1); Pistol Marl sman. • •••••• Corpordi (3); Acting Sergeant (I); Assis- tant Manager of Swunmtng (3, 2), Man- ager of Sunmming (1), Manager ' s Minor ■•A " (1). • • • • • •••••• EACH hand washes the other and both wash the face. " Conscious pride as the leading com- pany made us strive for a better " A " Company. Pardonable conceit as flanker cadets made us strive to be better men. To the sports we sent those for sports best fitted, and brought back three Corps Squad captains. To the Tactical Department we sent our quota, and the stripes brought back the zebra. To the area went our fair proportion, and the miles ticked oif span the contment. We took actors and bridge experts, truck drivers and dancers, farmers and slickers, lovers and woman-haters. Captain Rodieck • ••••••• Amos, A. K. Andrews, F. W. Arnold, B. C. Cromelin, J. M. Eriksen, J. G. Fellows, R. W. FIRST Griffin, R. W. Holdiman, T. A. Holloway, B. K. Horrigan, W. K. Johnson, J. R. Lawson, W. R. Leland, G. C. Musgrave, M. W. Neier, T. D. Palmer, R. S. Preston, M. A. Quandt, D. P. CLASS Snoutfer, W. N. Stevenson, J. D. Surles, A. D. Tru.xtun, T. Ulricson, J. R. Wilson, A. H. •• •• socialists and fanatics, made roommates of them, and the " A " Company today is the result. In the shady corners of our Colonel ' s memories, days of " A " Company will stand out the clearest. The ancient and pointless jokes we laughed at; the thick heads we accepted for thin; the blindness to faults by friendship created. The plaster-dripping ceil- ings within our divisions s hielded no jealousies and no envy; the make list was satisfactory and the discipline unobtrusive, for no man could be pointed out as the best man, nor any one as the worst. As someone so aptly put it: " In heaven an angel is nobody in particular. " Preston 70 imii FIRST PLATOON iiiiif SECOND PLATOON THIRD PLATOON Ijmi iiiiir 71 Footbdll (- ). Suimmmg (3, 2, i), Tracl{ (41; lOOth !ight Show (4, 1); Color Lmes (I), Pistol Marlfsman. • •••••• Corporal (3J; Football (-(); Wrcsllmg (4). • • • • • •• • GORDON CUSTER LELAND Eighth District, California San Jose California Although he may be taking a tournout with three " de mos " between him and the gate, and beset by love ' s dilemmas — all ' s well with Gordon. A treasure of the Tactical Department, the delight of Hundredth Night Plebes, the terror of Cullum Hall — grinning shagging Gordon. Conceive, if you will, a jack-in-the-box, Lon Chaney, a child at a circus, a California Chamber of Commerce, and an animated appetite, all combined in a " real guy " with an excellent sense of humor, and a fertile, resourceful imagination — that ' s Gordon. And one can ' t help but like him. A good field soldier who will pass many a bogged-down engi- neer on his way. " Gordie ' ' • •• ••• ' ' Barry " ' MAURICE WUCHTER MUSGRAVE Fifth District, Ohio Defiance Ohio Barry is a true fisherman at heart — his patience and good humor never fail him. To those of us who blow him well, he is the epitome of all that can be expected of a true friend. A true son of the " Red Comforter " but ready to work when the time arrives; he has had very little trouble with academics and, in fact, has proved quite helpful to some of his classmates who were not so fortunate along academic lines. Quiet, consider- ate, and generous at all times; he knows himself, his desires, and abilities; minds his own affairs and expects the same of others. These four years in his company have been most pleasant. Best of luck, Maurice, you deserve it. 72 THOMAS DENMAN NEIER Tenth District, New York Jamaica New York A MASK OF reticence hides Tom ' s character from all but intimate triends. Ostensibly he is shrewd as only a New Yorker can be, and possessed of a worldly cynicism and ennui. Yet, for all his worldliness, a more deeply entrenched system of prejudices would be difficult to find. Because he is actually quiet, diplomatic, thoughtful, con ' scientious, phlegmatic, and uncomplaining, our room atmosphere was constantly pleasant. Pet ' haps his most marked trait is an impersonal and conservative sense of humor. Although Tom has not quite a Napoleonic vision he does possess the Napoleonic trait of patient execution of detail. One would have a long and weary search before he tound a more promising potential Staff Officer. ' Tom ' ' •••••• ' Bob " ROBERT STANLEY PALMER At Large Reno Nevada Coming to us from " B " Company during Yearling summer, Bob soon made himselt known by his quiet efficiency and unfailing tnendliness. Pos ' sessed of a receptive mind, he has stood high in academics without becoming book ' bound —(a boner of fiction, too!). Natural dignity and jobs well done have earned him chevrons each year. He shoots a rifle with accuracy; and smokes his pipe with a vengeance. He talks (a) little; gripes a little. He detests week-end after-maths. A staunch friend, a good Kaydet, an uncomplaining (well, not much, anyway!) roommate. And so, on the eve of Graduation — we give you and the Army Bob. Lacrosse (4); Fencing (3). - -- -•••• Corfioral (J); Sergeant (2); Ueutenant (J); Rijie (3, 2); Cadet Chattel Choir (4, 3); Howitzer (•»; B. A. (i) 73 • •••••• MAURICE ARTHUR PRESTON Corporal (3): Battalion Sergeant Major (2); Captain (1); Football (4, 3, 2, I), Humerals (4), Major " A " (3, 2, 1); Traci; (4, 3, 2, J), y umerals (4), Monogram (2, 1). • •••••• Sergeant (2); Engineer Football (2); Aca- demic Coach (3, 2, 1); Ring Committee {4, 3, 2, 1); Pointer (4, 3, 2, 1), Humor Editor (I): lOOtli -Night Shoif (4, 3, 2, 1); Pistol Marlfsman; A. B. (]). Tenth District, California Tulare California We cannot say that Henry was a Plebe who always went to reveille with a dress coat under his overcoat; nor can we hold him up as an ex ' ample yearling who kept his neck in and his shoes shined; nor can we tout him as a model second classman who never told a first classman what he thought ot him. Henry was never anyone ' s ideal and we don ' t want him that way. He ' s a regular fellow. His leadership won him chev- rons, his football won him a regular berth on the team, and, although he ' s no one ' s fool, his con- genial fellowship allows him to lend his last pair of trou to anyone who ever saw him play football. ' ' ' Henry ' ' • •••• •• ' ' Doug " DOUGLASS PHILLIP? QUANDT Army San Francisco California For those who inquire of the mark Douglass made, ask the class goats who coached them best, the star men who crowded them closest, the week-end addicts who partied with them most. But don ' t ask his roommates, for one fled to " M " Company and the other out into the dark. Both tell harrowing tales of a Quandt who spreads classical music, stolen jokes, barracks chatter, dandruff, and gravel. You are also forewarned that Douglass as a recruit sat on the desk of his company commander, the better to chat, and that Douglass will beyond doubt sit on the Old Gray Mule for a long and merry ride. Look him up yourself if you must be entertained. • •••••• 74 OLEN JOHN SEAMAN, JR. Fifteenth District, New York New York New York That job as chief supply man is no cinch; hut ' ' O.J. " really took the bull by the horns — and the absence slips, too. He has proved his ability to handle a big job in a professional manner, and not only has his work been of the highest caliber, but domestic relations with " O.J. " as a wife could not be smoother. He has an everlasting smile on that Irish tace, and his sense of humor has no bounds. Academics have been no deadbeat tor this twice turned-out Kadet, but " O.J. " has mastered all the sciences the U.S.M.A. has offered. Now he turns toward the Air Corps to find new and greater fields to conquer. Happy landings. Son. " O.jr • •••••• " Bill " WILLIAM NOEL SNOUFFER Second District, Iowa Ced. r R. pids Iowa From the plains of Iowa came Bill with high ideals of military life which four years of West Point have failed to erase. His unceasing activity has always been a wonder to everyone around him, and on afternoons when red comforter was most comfortable. Bill could be found taking movie shots or building a short-wave radio. He has not let his hobbies interfere with his social activities, however; he is a good mixer and is often on the Cullum hop floor. His high academic standing, exceptional interest in extra-curricular activities and hobbies have made for him a well- rounded program. May his success continue throughout his work in the Signal Corps. 75 Corporal (3); Color Sergeant (2); Captairt and Regimental Supply Officer (1), Fenc- ing (4, 3); Catholic Cluifjcl Clioir (4. 3, 2,1). •••••• Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2), Lieu- tenant (I); Assistant Manager of Basket- ball (2), Manager of Basketball (1); Manager ' s Major " A " (1); Lacrosse (• , 3), AJumerals (4),- Pistol Marksman. • • • •••••• Sergeant (2); Acting Sergeant (l); Acting First Sergeant (I); Lieutenant (1); Hop Manager (2, I); Howitzer (4, 3, 1), Com- pany Houitzer Representative (2, 1), Hoifitzer Sta (1), Assistant Business Manager (J); Academic Coach (3, 2): Pistol Sharpshooter. • • • A- • • Corpora! (3); Sergeant (2), Polo (4); Fenc- ing (3); Pointer (3). • • • • ••• • JOHN DUDLEY STEVENSON Senatorial Tie Siding Wyoming Coming from his father ' s cattle ranch in Wyorri ' ing with many years experience at riding the range, and with three years ot college behind him, Steve was at first lost in the whirl of cadet life. In a short time, however, he became adjusted to his new career. Academics have been his real joy, but he has not limited himself to studies alone. He has given many hours to academic coaching and to Howitzer and Pointer work. As Hop Manager he has derived great pleasure from social activities, for dancing is his favorite recrea ' tion. Possessed of plenty ot ability and the necessary common sense, no problem is too big for Steve. ' Steve ' " • •••••• ' ' ' ' Day ' ' ' ' ALEXANDER DAY SURLES, JR. Sixteenth District, Texas El Paso We ' ve lived with hmi tor tour years and watched him make merry with academics, cut a tortuous swath on hop floors, and tence expertly with the T.D. He has one ot the quickest ot wits; he ' s generous to a fault; loyal to his triends come sun, come snow. He stood one in the entrance exams, and now uses his brains to enjoy life, succeeding in a philosophy as enjoyable to us as to himself. In athletics he again plays for enjoyment, but can best all but the pros in golf and tennis — a " natural " who would rather play tor tun. As an army brat, he ' s benign to cits; as a make, forgiving to the bucks; and as a roommate, what every other roommate desires. 76 THOMAS TRUXTUN At Large Waterbury Connecticut It seems needless to say anything about Tom Truxtun. Working a slide rule, waving a lacrosse stick, shouldering a rifle on the area, or driving a platoon at parade — that mop ot brown hair, that ' ' Hatchet " tace with its disarming grin, that deceptively thin body can never be mistaken. And something else that can ' t be mistaken, Tom can do all the above things —as well as the best in the business. If you need a pack ot cigarettes, see Tom — if you need someone to take a ' ' 6 : 20 " for a radio, see Tom — it you need a problem worked, see Tom — if you need an argument, see Tom. He ' ll do his darndest tor you, and 10 to i it ' ll be good enough. " ' ' ' Tom " • •••••• ' ' ' Junior ' ' ' ' JOHN RUSSELL ULRICSON Senatorial MiLFORD New H. mpshire Most biogr.aphies begin with Beast Barracks described with familiar platitudes ot adaptation to the system, and Junior is no exception. At first somewhat indisposed about it all, he gradually mellowed in his spirit and today is as much at home as the rest of us. Despite his nonchalant manner, he is quite capable ot action— tast action — when necessary. His highlights to tame in- clude holding the all ' time week-end leave ex- penditure sixteen cents for radio parts — and pitching a tent in the breathless time of forty-five seconds! Final judgment on Junior, as indicated by the vast number of friends he has made in the Corps, bespeaks a very successful future. 77 Sergeant (2); Acting Supply Sergeant (1); Lieutenant (l): Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1); Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1), Jiumerals (4), Major " A " (3, 2, 1), Captain of Lacrosse (i); Class Vice-President (1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Hop Manager (3); Pistol Marijs- • • •••• Sergeant (2); Acting Sergeant fl); Football (3, 2),- Traci; (4, 3); Pistol Mar);sman. • • • •••••• Corporal (,!;, S-rga; -.! I J); Acting First Sergeant (1); Polo (4. 3, 2, 1): Election Committee (4, 3, 2, 1); Equifiment Com- mittee (1); Pistol Expert: B. A. (l); A. B. (i). • •••••• Foothdll (-(, 3); Pistol M ir!;5m in, Ri le Marffsman. ARTHUR HARRISON WILSON, JR. At Large Fort Bliss Texas He posted through West Point — coming down to meet what he thought was important and letting everything else slip over the saddle with ' out touching it. His success lies in knowing what should slip by. He boned his files as a first sergeant with a buck attitude, lost halt ot them as a first sergeant, and the other half a week later as a buck. In order to know his classmates, he plumbed all sections, and then, to get those he missed, planted both feet on miles of gravel area. And we ' ll never forget his polo record here. All this, with a philosophy summed up by Ogden Nash: " Oh, stop being thankful all over the place. " ' ' Harry ' ' IT! • •• ••• ' ' Ray ' RAYMOND CLAYTON CHEAL At Large San Francisco California fl Ray took his knockdown from the Academic Department Yearling year and came up smiling — a characteristic action showing that he could be stopped temporarily but never permanently. Having a mutual affinity tor congenial company he can often be found in small groups either as an appreciative listener or putting in his own well ' informed ideas. Ray has a deep fondness for and understanding of music and enjoys playing his fine collection of classics for other enthusiasts. His fine sense of humor and quick perception for the moods of others make him an ideal roommate while his zeal for the things which interest him should carry Ray far in his career. Here ' s to you, Ray! • •••••• 78 • ••••• WALTER CLEM CONWAY Seventeenth District, Texas Abilene Texas From the rear rank ot the platoon, the weary retort " Texas, suh " attracted the belligerent attention of the Yearlings to this rambler from the wide open spaces. Not knowing the traditional old Army custom of R.H.LP., Tex boldly hazed the upperclassmen for a full year before they set him straight. Then it was too late; a B.J. year ' ling had been born. In true Texas fashion he breezed through four years of academics — a hivey goat through dint of natural ability rather than plodding application. With equal nonchalance he foiled the T.D. and rising to the top in the military game he guided the " B " Company rabble through this last slow, but ever ' temembered, year. " Tex " • •••••• ' ' Du e ' ' ' ' WILBUR EMMET DAVIS Tenth District, Massachusetts Boston Massachusetts With a quiet selt confidence in his abiUty to do well anything which he attempted, Wil has pursued a varied and successful course through cadet life. Although very good-natured and easy-going, he has accomplished much in fields of serious endeavor. By dint of hard work and natural ability he rose to the position of golf captain and top ranking squash player. He is also an accomplished linguist, and his writing ability is evidenced in Pointer articles. A devotee ot swing music, Wil plays a wicked impromptu trumpet, the blarings of which will be long re- membered. He follows a father and grandfather into the Army, to carry on an old tradition. 79 • • • • Corporal (3); First Sergeant (2); Captain (1); Tennis (4); Howitzer (4); Pistol Sharp- shooter. ••• Tennis (4); Golf {3, 2, 1), Captain of Golf (]); Pointer (2, J); Orchestra Manager (1); A. B. (1). • • • • • •••••• Lacrosse {4): Soccer (4, 3, 2, J), T umeral {4), Monogram (J), Mmor " A " (1); Hockey (4, 3, 2, 1), ?iuyneral (4), Mmor " A " (3, 2, 1); Color Line (3, I); A. B.; Associate Sport Editor of Pointer (1). • ••••• Sergeant (2): Acting Sergeant (1); Aca- demic Coach (2); Pisto! Sharfishooter; Rifle Marksman. JAMES HUNTER DRUM At Large, Ohio Chicago Illinois An ACCURATE SKETCH of Trapper would resemble a composite view of an animated jig ' saw puz,2,le. His intriguing complexity is unknown to those who have not understood the impelling force behind his contagious personal appeal. But four years of unbroken association have revealed to us the rich profundity that is screened by an inherent and indifferent cheerfulness. The conspicuous prominence he has attained among his classmates is an inevitable outgrowth of his many-angled versatility. The athletic successes that have come to him as a varsity figure on the hockey and soccer teams are paralleled by similar successes gleaned as a Pointer writer and Color Line per- former. He even found time for a slug. ' Trapper ' ' ' ' • • •• • ' ' Lu e HARRY WALTER ELKINS Army Macon Georgia A Southern gentleman without the proverbial drawl. Luke came to West Point by way ot the regular Army. He has proved that he knows his aspirations and has the determination neces- sary to fulfill them. Here is a personality that creates no enemies, but, rather, an array of friends. A professed woman hater, yet if he is not already dragging he is always willing to aid one by accept- ing a blind date. Certainly a rare friend ! Cheer- ful, sympathetic, and understanding, Luke will lend a hand, no matter what the task may be. With these traits, he can ' t help but " click " in the Service. The best of luck, Luke, and I hope some day we serve together. «»■■ ' » • ••• • 1 • ••••• f} MARSHALL RANDOLPH GRAY Hawaiian Delegate Newton Center Massachusetts Presenting Sunny Gray, snapshot expert and the Corps ' candid cameraman: Sunny ' s camera has been his favorite weapon tor tour years, and the appointment as head of the Class History snap ' shot group of the Howitzer is a fitting climax to his capable work. From the start, Sunny has kept two jumps ahead of the A.D. and the T.D. with a minimum of effort, and has turned in top- notch performances on the soccer field and baseball diamond. A hopoid of rare ability, he is well known at CuUum. With two engineers and an infantry officer already in the family. Sunny is taking the Air Corps. We all join in wishing him ' ' Happy Landings. " ' ' Sunny ' ' ' ' • ••••• ' ' DicJC .iCHARD HILTON HACKFORD Forty-second District, New York Gardenville New York " Moderation in all things " has been Dick ' s motto during his cadet days. True to this motto, he has allowed stars to adorn neither bathrobe nor collar, but has shown a steady upward trend in academics from year to year. His steadiness and dependability are marked characteristics. He takes his difficulties and pleasures as they come, neither looking for trouble nor avoiding tough problems which come his way. A love of the genuine, a directness of word and action, a sense of humor, and a gift for conversation — all are traits which have made him liked throughout class. We don ' t know what branch Dick is taking, but we do know that it would be a pleas- ure to serve with him. Soccer (2, I); Swimming (4); Hockey (3, 2); Baseball (4), TiumeraU (4); Howttzer (I), Snapshot Editor (I); Pislo! Expert. • ••• •• FootbdU (4 - Bpyiii- f4 Pi«ol £.vf i-rt. 81 • •••••• • • • ••• Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); football {4, 3, 2, l), Tvjumerals (4), Monogram (3), Major " A " (2, 1); Baseball (•», 3, 2), T umerals (4); Swimmmg (4); Cadet Clidpel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1). Glee Club (1); Pistol Sharpshooter. • ••• •• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Football (4, 3, I); Boxing (4, 3, 2, 1), ? u- merals f4); Lacrosse (4): Pistol Expert. WILLIAM GROVER HIPPS Twenty ' third District, Pennsylvania Lumber City Pennsylvania To BE ORIGINAL is his first ambition, and original he is. From the earliest beginnings of Beast Barracks through First Class year Bill has brought originality and variety to the quite often monotc nous cadet life. His buoyant spirits are certainly of an unusual nature. Never too serious, he can always be found where the laughter is the heartiest. Even in his activities is he different. He is never out of place — is equally at home in the choir stalls, on the gridiron, on the baseball diamond; and his chevrons speak louder than words for his abilities as a soldier. Above all has he given an original and unusually real mean ' ing to the words friend, comrade, and " wife. " " Bill " • •••••• • •• " Liil e " LUKAS ERNEST HOSKA, JR. Sixth District, Washington Tacoma Washington Luke came to us from the shadows ot snow- capped Mount Tacoma (Rainier to most ot us). When he entered, he had a definite campaign already mapped out, and apparently he has just about succeeded in his aims. In the boxing ring he packs a terrific punch, delivered with all he has behind it, and he attacks his studies and all other interests with the same determination. Luke always has a cheery word and a smile for everyone. A strict disciplinarian without being extraordinarily severe. Luke plans to spend his life on a .75, but that can ' t be held against him. With his will to win, Luke can ' t help but become a definite asset to the Army. 82 iil ROBERT SORREL KENNEDY Seventeenth District, New York New York New York With a propensity for the unconventional and a carefree attitude, Pat took the four years here in his stride. Nothing ever worried him. When confronted with the threat of the T.D. ' s strong hand, the impending crack of the Academic De ' partment ' s whip, or the approaching deadline on an as-yet ' unfinished Pointer article, he remained imperturbable. A savoit ' faire equalled by few of his classmates made him " ' B " Company ' s unanimous choice for the four-year position of Hop Manager. As the class of ' 37 scatters to all parts of the world this June a great many of us will miss Pat, and it is with a jealous sigh that we turn him over to his chosen branch — the Doughboys. ' Tdt " • •••••• GORDON TALMAGE KIMBRELL Tenth District, Georgia Athens Georgia A CHORUS of ' ' Ahs " shatters the hum of Cullum as our " Gohdon " arrives, tor his perfect physique and devastating charm conspire to wreak havoc with the coldest of feminine hearts. Army ' s opponents on the gridiron have also found him irresistible, tor his bone-crushing tackles have often brought down enemy backs in the shadow of Army ' s goal line. Withal Kim ' s easy Georgian ways, perennial cheerfulness, and manliness have earned a firm place in our hearts. His tussle with the Academic Department has been long and hard, but he has a keen and logiail mind that lack of study has failed to submerge. Kim has two prime requisites of life: courage and a capacity for making friends. Cjrfiordl (.1); Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- ge..nt (1); Fencing (4): Lacrosse (4); Hop Manager (4, 3, 2, 1): Howitzer (2, 1); Piimtir (1), Feature Editor (!); Pistol M.ir((sm in; A. B. (l). •• •• C h-poral (3); Sergeant (2); Lieulen.int and B.tt.dion Ad;utant (l); Football (4, 3, 2. I). Monogram (3), Ma;or " A " (2, J); Bixmg (3, 2): Trac ( (3, 2, 1); Cadet Cupel Choir (4); Election Committee (3, 2, I); Pistol Marifsman; Rifle Sharp- s ' looter. 83 • •••••• To EACH man in the Corps there is just one " best " company; our ' s is " B " Company. From the highest ' ranking General to the lowest-ranking Plebe there ' s a deep-seated feeling ot thanks, pride and gratefulness for having been in " B " Company. We realise that the associations formed, the relation- ships and opportunities provided here in " B " Com- pany have exerted an important influence on our lives. We ' re proud of our company; proud ot the friendships cemented therein. We don ' t claim academic greatness, though some are near-great; we don ' t claim drill honors, though once in a while we do win the streamer; we don ' t shout our athletic IMI Captain Ordway • • ••••• Cheal, R. C. Meyer, C. R. Conway, W. C. Ohman, N. O. Davis, W. E. Pearsall, J. F. Drum, J. H. Polk, J. F. Elkins, H. W. Powers, J. L. Gray, M. R. Robinson, W. L FIRST B CLASS Hackford, R. H. Hipps, W. G. Hoska, L. E. Kennedy, R. S. Kimbrell, G. T. Mauldin, W. C. Sanborn, K. O. Stratton, W. H. Taylor, R. Underwood, G, V. Walker, G. H. Whitesell, C. H. Zehner. E. M. • ••••• achievements to the rooftops, yet we turnish more than our share in all sports, and now and then dis- play the Banker ' s Trophy. We ' ve let the world go by and enjoyed ourselves, gleaning just enough knowledge from academic pursuits, while grasping much more in the school of experience in human relations. The Academic Board has battled nobly; but, undaunted, our tive- year men have outwitted their best efforts. The T.D. has plagued us with shellacked tent poles, " improperly prepared stocks, " and double-length Saturday inspections. Yet we ' ve weathered all these assaults, learned some good lessons, and formed friendships we ' ll cherish all our lives. Cunw.i 84 UUll FIRST PLATOON mill m i-i - ..-1 iiliiT SECOND PLATOON THIRD PLATOON limi 85 Football (■», 3, 2); Honor Committee (1); Pistol Sharpshooter. • • •••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (] 1; Football (4, 3, 2, 1 ), Major " A " (2, I); Ba5i(etball (4, 3. 2, 1). Major " A " (3, 2, 1), Captain o Basfjetball (J); Trac (4, 3, 2), Monogram (3, 2); Lacrosse (1); Board of Governors, First Class Club (l). • • • WHITEFORD CARLISLE MAULDIN Fourth Congressional District, Arkansas LOCKESBURG Arkansas Constant good humor and blithe fellowship stamp Whitey as a true product of Southern tradition, for as a true Southerner he is a firm dis ' believer in hard work, and, at the same time, he receives more than his share of 3.0 ' s. He spends his spare time in the mulling over of the best that the library has to offer and in the writing of doubtful poetry. His is the golden gift of silence, especially during the heated arguments of his trio of roommates; however, he oftentimes routs these same arguments in a barrage of puns. Gracing a clean sleeve, he nevertheless received from his classmates their greatest tribute, that of election to the Honor Committee. " " Whitey " ' • •••••• " MonJj " CHARLES ROBERT MEYER Twenty ' first District, Pennsylvania Allentown Pennsylvania Gentlemen: A salute to the Monk! 145 ' pound AH ' American halfback — his name in headlines from coast to coast — the most versatile athlete in our class — yet none ot it went to his head. That ' s what we like best about our lovable Monkey — he is a genuine friend, generous to a fault and natural in his inimitable way. He possesses talents that will carry him to heights in later life as surely as they did on the gridiron. He never ranked one in academics or tactics, but he will always rank high in our esteem. Our sincere best wishes to our diminutive brilliant halfback, basketball cap ' tain, all-round athlete, and (by far the most im- portant), sincerest of friends — Monk. • • •• • •••••• NILS OLOF OHMAN Thirteenth District, Massachusetts East Dedham Massachusetts A BLOND MAN with Vikiiig features and a de- termined chin charged low and hard. An ava- lanche of bone, muscle, pads, and cleats plowed into our line and faltered. Once again the " Swede " had made his presence known. The same power and determination, along with a gifted mind and a pleasant disposition, have made the Swede successful in many of his under- takings. In him we find the rare combination of scholar, athlete, and pleasing personality. His chevrons, his class standing, and his popu- larity will relate in years to come the story of his cadet career. There are many years before you, Swede. You are well equipped to meet them. . . Yea, Army!!!! " Swede " " • •••• " " " " JAMES FERRIS PEARSALL, JR. Fifth District, New Jersey Plainfield New Jersey Hanging on by the smallest thread of tenths, Jim surprised all, including the Academic De- partment, and found himself a Yearling in summer camp. Then, nothing daunted by the failure of the Academic Department, the T.D. tried its luck. Once again Jim ' s spirit of unworried determination carried him through— he found he had an extra pair of hiking shoes anyway. And so Graduation finds him still among us, and the Class of ' 37 the better for his perseverance. For we know that he has been a great classmate, and will be just as good a brother officer. And we know that with his courage and ability he will easily meet and solve all of life ' s future problems. Sergeant (2); Actmg First Sergeant (I); Lieutenant (1); Football (4, 3, 2, 1), Major " A " (2, 1); n(x. fi (4, 3, 2, 1), Lacrosse (4); Track 0, D: Cadet Chattel Choir (4, 3, 2); Rifle Sharpshooter. • •••••• Sergeant (2); Company Pointer Repre- sentative (3): Pistol Marksman. • • ••••• Su ' miming (4, j, 2, 1). Monogram (J); Goat Football (2); Pistol Mar}{sman; Rifle Marksman: A. B. (1). •••• Track (■ . 3); Riile (4); Catholic Chapel Choir (2, 1); Cadet Players (2, I); Pistol Mcirf;sTndn. • • • • JOHN FLEMING POLK Sixth District, Iowa Fort Bliss Texas Jack won his five-year battle against the A.D. and T.D. A second Napoleon without the Water ' loo. Born into the Cavalry, Jack has always liked horses and he will undoubtedly do a lot of riding in the Army. His steed, however, may be a modern Pegasus (Air Corps surgeons judged him as the most utterly relaxed man in the Corps.) He has an appreciation of mental relaxation and physical enjoyment, possesses a broad sense of humor, fears no task and never shirks a duty. His all-round athletic ability marks him in any contest. All of your classmates know that the Army is going to be justly proud of you, Jack — " Happy Landings! ' ' ' ' Jack " • • • • ' " ' Larry ' ' ' ' JOHN LAURENCE POWERS Fourth District, Massachusetts Worcester Massachusetts ' j Larry came to West Point to become a soldier, and the saga of his four years in our midst is that of a man who has shaped his career exactly as he wished in spite of obstacles and distractions. His most remarkable achievement (and we have learned that he has many) is a rare abiHty to do a lot of good, inteUigent thinking that subse- quently shows great and often astonishing results. While the actions and orders of the field soldier are ever uppermost in his mind, he has developed social ability and a charm of manner which have won him a host of well-wishing friends who really appreciate him and can see nothing but success ahead. • ••••• WILLIAM LESLIE ROBINSON Eighth District, Pennsylvania Wayne Pennsylvania His air of reserve is occasionally disrupted by expressions of mild disgust for the foibles and narrowness of ordinary humans, and the equa ' nimity and nonchalance which characterize his work and play have been taken for indifference. However, beneath this apathetic exterior lie an alert and observant mind, a determined spirit, and a considerate and sincere nature which have en ' abled Robby to enjoy good sports, good friends, good tobacco, and good books. And he drills a platoon as easily and as competently as he handles a hockey stick. Next June twelfth West Point loses a great cadet; the Army gains a worthy officer. ' Rohhy ' ' • •••••• ' Ken ' KENNETH OLIVER SANBORN Second District, New Hampshire Andover New Hampshire " Dynamic " is the word that most aptly describes Ken Sanborn. In athletics his aggressiveness is indicated by a broken Academy record and in tactics by his demeritless Yearling summer camp. To be sure, his aggressiveness has not brought him academic rank commensurate with his other standings, but it has kept him here when others who ranked him academically have taken the long leave. He is always unassuming and friendly — has nothing insincere in his makeup. He is very human and, therefore, not perfect. He has a fiery temper, but in all fairness one must say that he has learned to control it. With his ability, he will not need luck but — Here ' s how. Ken! 89 Football (4); Lacrosse (4); Actidemic Coach (3): Howitzer (3). •••••• Corporal (3); Cross Counlrs (4. 3). Mono- gram (3): Boxing (4, 3): Trac){ (4, 3. 2, I ), Humerals (4), Monogram (3), Maior " A " (2, I); Goat Football (2), S);i Club (1); Howitzer (4, 3): lOOth Hight Show (4); Pistol Mar sman. • • • • • •••••• Corporal (3); Regimenta! Sergeant Major (2); Captain and Regimental Adjutant (1); Football (4); TracI; (4, 3, 2, J), Nu- merals (4); Cross Country (3). • •••• • Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (l); Football (3, 2, 1); Hockey (4, 3, 2); Trac (4, 3); Pistol Sharpshooter. LAWRENCE AUGUSTUS SPILMAN Fifth District, Iowa Ottumwa Iowa Larry ' s quiet air of confidence and ability is in no way deceiving. Responsibility comes natu ' rally to this man — and he is trustworthy in his performance. Witness his capable handling of the duties of Regimental Adjutant. While his ability with " poop-sheets " has never incurred the enmity of his classmates, his ability as a runner has often incurred the enmity of his rivals on the track. Not satisfied with his daily messages to the Corps in the mess hall, he has found another means of distant communication which he prac ' tices almost as often — long ' distance telephone. His pleasant personality and sincerity are sure to gain for him a warm welcome wherever he goes. Here ' s to Larry. ' ' Larry ' ' • •••••• " Biir WILBUR HARVEY STRATTON Washington National Guard Yakima Washington Ever since Bill came out of the West his un- flagging high spirits and laughing good nature have endeared him to his classmates. His very evident robust enjoyment of life has kindled a corresponding feeling on the part of his associates. However, Bill has his serious side and his unforced leadership and unbiased judgment make his right to chevrons unquestioned. Alert, cheerful, en- dowed with a fine sense of fair play, he will sue- ceed as an officer as he has as a cadet. We ' ve gained a lot in our four years with him. Air Corps or Cavalry will be gaining a congenial spirit, an efficient officer, a reliable comrade, and a staunch friend. 90 I ROBERT TAYLOR, jrd Fourth District, Maryland Baltimore Maryland Bob has spent his tour years here in varied pur- suits. One ot his outstanding characteristics is the intense enthusiasm with which he projects himself into his activities. Whether it be in figuring out a precedent-breaking way of hazing Plebes with the T.D. ' s cooperation, instituting new and efficient ways of managing the track team, or in perfecting his technique on the squash court, Bob ' s enthusiasm is intense, being also evident in his pursuit of poetry, prose, and mod- ern art. Bob ' s interests are not all serious, as his carefully planned leaves will attest. Bob ' s military career will be well served by his enthusi- asm and purposiveness. ' Bobby • •••••• ' ' Bud " GEORGE VERNON UNDERWOOD, JR. Twelfth District, Indiana Indianapolis Indiana As scHOL.AR, athlete, and leader. Bud has passed four years at West Point producing maximum results from a seeming minimum of effort. " Hard Luck " — an injury — cut short a splendid athletic career; however. Bud had the resourceful- ness and the will to turn to other e.xtra-curricula activities — there are few of these that do not bear some mark of his handiwork. In fact, there is very little, from the Batt Board carpet to the deepest abysses of Flirtation in mid-winter, which Bud has not touched. A genuine sincerity in all things, tempered with a light veneer of cool self-confidence — yea — even mild indifference, supplemented by a masterful tongue, will carry Bud to further successes in the future. 91 Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). Cross Country (4, 3); Trac (4); Assistant Manager of Track 0. 2, 1). • •••••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (I); Football (4, 3, 2, 1), Hum ' ls (4), Coach (1); Basketball (4, 3, 2), Major " A " (3); Trac{ (4, 3, 2, 1), Hum ' ls (4); Class President (2); Historian (1); Cdt. Chap. Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Pointer (1); Howitzer (]); Glee Club (2, 1); lOOth Hight Show (2, 1). • ••••• • • • • • GEORGE HENRY WALKER Senatorial Cadet Chape] Choir (4, 3, 2, l); Glee Club (i). Pistol Marksman. ••• • Sergeant (2); Acting Sergeant (]); Pistol Expert. • •••••• Muskogee Oklahoma George studied the aspects of life at West Point and charted his course accordingly, working hard on the jobs worth while and evaluating everything in an unbiased light. He never seemed to care for transitory distinctions, pre- ferring instead to build up a knowledge of things academic and military which would help him after graduation. We know we can count on him in a pinch. He has always done his best when the competition was keenest and has sue- ceeded because of a deep conscientiousness and a belief in hard work. George ' s infectious smile and the twinkle in his eye have won for him many friends — he has promised each of them an eager helping hand. ' ' Parson •••••• " Twin}( ' CARLIN HAMLIN WHITESELL, JR. Fifth District, Illinois Galesburg Illinois T If it were possible to describe a man ' s character in one word we would unhesitatingly choose sincerity tor Carlin. Sincerity toward his friends and toward his ambitions has marked his four years at West Point. Few men, though, are without some flaws, and we do not display Twink as a gilded lily, but we begrudgingly admit that his only fault is a welLdeserved smug complacency which we have grown to envy rather than resent. Having long ago set a high goal tor himself, he has achieved already through his natural ability and tenacity of purpose more than many have even aspired. And we know that these same traits will continue to serve him. 92 I ELERY MARTIN ZEHNER Second District, Indiana Norfolk Virginia Born a Navy junior with a nautical roll. Bud still prefers the Army. Battling furiously with the English departnient, this star man (bathrobe variety) has carried his conquests farther and outwitted the T.D. as well as their more learned brethren. On the football field or on the hop floor, this gentleman will bear watching. He has some tricky plays up his sleeve. His sus ' ceptibility and eagerness for a good laugh is the epitome of good fellowship. Wherever there ' s fun, there ' s Bud. His ability to take it on the chin and smile during life ' s worst moments wins a place m the hearts of all who have known this cheery Dutchman. ' Bud " • •••••• ' ' Roly ' GODFREY ROLAND AMES Army Saus.alito California Advice and enthusiastic cooperation can be readily obtained from Roly. This willingness to help, along with conscientious enterprise and capacity for work have gained him a first place on the Howitzer staff. Along less serious lines, dancing is his foremost accomplishment, thanks to his able partner who, early in his cadet career, quite definitely removed him from the list of eligible young bachelors. He attacks all sports — and even hard work - with his characteristic enthusiasm, at times allowing his fervor to carry him away. Through extensive outside reading Roly has broadened his West Point education and, consequently, is quite able and very willing to discuss any subject, current or otherwise. Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). Football {4, 3, 2, J); Assistant Manager oj Bas){etbaU (3); Lacrosse {4}; Pointer (2, 1), Publicity Editor (1); Pistol Sharpshooter. • ••• •• Howitzer (4, 3, 2), Circulation Manager (1); Camp Illumination (1 ). Pistol Sharp- shooter. • • 93 • •• ••• • •••••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (I); Cross Country (4); fencing (4, 3, ]); Trac}{ (4); Pistol Sharpshooter. • • • • WILLIAM WISE BAILEY Thirty-sixth District, New York Penn Yan New York Bill gave up his course at Colgate to become a West Pointer. He knew little about West Point and less of the Army in general. He is a typical " cit, " but he has taken it all in stride. Though not naturally inclined toward hard study, he has done well in academics with less effort than most. He just sails along, it seems. The T.D. gave him quite a jolt during Yearling summer camp but he has since kept out of trouble. Bill is a tennis player of no mean caliber and a demon on the squash court — he seems blessed with an ability to ' ' catch on " very quickly. The Coast and a June 12th wedding are both certainties for this lucky lad. " Bill " • •••••• " D07l " DONALD BOWEN BRUMMEL Illinois National Guard Chicago Illinois j His surname made him " Beau " from the first day of Beast Barracks — we knew well the French word " good " suited. Ask his temme! Anyone need a partner tor an afternoon ' s canoe- ing, a run up to Crow ' s Nest, a ride in the hills, a double drag at the hop? Find Beau! More than once the salvation of a goat roommate, he knows the value of silence during study hours but instant attention to another ' s problems, whether academic or private. An authority on philosophy and economics, a writer ot unsus- pected talent, a stronghold ot chivalry and friend- ship, " Don " at home, but " Beau " to us — he goes to his first and only love, the Air Corps. • • -«r • • 94 JACK EDWARD CALDWELL Second District, Arkansas Searcy Arkansas Has a good sense ot humor — wholesome curiosity — the ability to wait for the facts before praising or condemning — sound perspective — broad toler ' ance — strength ot his convictions — a power of description that is startling in its reality at times — is a good listener. Deeply concerned about finding his own religion and philosophy — reads frequently and well — an enthusiast of golf and of hunting — capable of good performances at both. Discerning mind — quick analyses — chooses friends carefully — well-rounded development. A healthy sneer — a sparkling eye — as a cynic, a deadly critic — as a week-ender, a clowning wonder. ' Blac}{ Jac}( ' • •••••• " Fat Stanley ' STANLEY WARREN CONNELLY Second District, Montana Chicago Illinois Has an abundance of enthusiasm — many original ideas good perspective — wholesome curiosity- open mind — simple tastes — pleasing personality — same outlook — splendid physique— unlimited supply of anecdotes on tap. Excellent swimmer — strong in long-distance swims — plays cards as a matter of convention — plays tennis to a small extent — likes to read a great deal — has strong interest in social systems and in lively current affairs — interesting and convincing conversa- tionalist. Has a tendency to sit down wherever possible, even in ditches — and fan himself when overheated — life ' s ambition is to be a warden in a modern prison. 95 Corporal (3); Pistol Marifsman. • •••••• Corporal (3); Sifimrtiing (4, 3, 2, 1); Minor " A " (3); Pistol Mark sman. • • • • • • •••••• HARVEY CHARLES DORNEY Corporal (3), Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (1); Boxing (4, 3, 2); Lacrosse (4), Humerals (4); Acolyte (1); Pointer (4, 3, 2); Pistol Marl srnan. • •••••• Corporal (3). Sergeant (2). Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1), Gol (4, 3, 2, 1), umerals (4), Minor " A " (3, 2, 1), Manager o Gol (J); lOOth Aiight Show (4),- Pistol Marksman. Twenty-third District, Illinois Olney Illinois He stands on his own two teet and nobody else ' s, but few of us in the company have not found them just as able to hold us up too; his eyes see a high goal, yet not so fixedly that they haven ' t seen many oi our troubles and stripped them of their frightening aspect with a kindly and helpful sense of humor. Opportunity never seeks his door; but he finds hers, persistently knocks — and goes in. Genius has never come to H. C. nor he to her, but some day they will meet at the crossroads of Determination. We know it will happen, and when it does, we will say, ' ' Why, we knew Harve when he was a cadet! " ' ' H. cr • • ••• •• ' ' Dun}( JAMES WILSON DUNCAN Commissioners, District of Columbia Washington District of Columbia ' j| Absolute integrity, real ability, and a great capacity for work have carried Dunk famously through four of the most critical years anyone is called upon to face. Deliberate, he refuses to be rushed into any decision. As a member ot the Honor Committee, he typifies the highest ideals of West Point. His athletic abiHty finds ex- pression in his beautiful golf game. For thre e years he has ranked at the very top of West Point golf. His pleasing personality cannot be sub- merged — is in evidence both in the classroom and on the athletic field. These innate qualities will doubtless stand him in good stead in the complex and varied lite ahead. 96 n ROBERT CLYDE GILDART At Large Washington District of Columbia GiLDY arrived at the Point forewarned but not forearmed for the ' ' Grande Soiree. " Quick adapta ' tion to adverse conditions and a constant mainte ' nance of good humor helped him keep his chin up. It has also kept up those of his classmates. Inter ' ested in athletics but not particularly blessed with athletic prowess, his free and open good spirit made him a successful if not an outstanding fencer and lacrosse player. Never a file boner, but ever able to tread the narrow medium be- tween throat cutting and indifference, Gildy has carried through successfully. His clear perspec- tive on life will serve him well in his duties as an officer. ' ' Gildy • ••••• • ' ' Scott ' " ' LINSCOTT ALDIN HALL Senatorial St. Louis Missouri Scott didn ' t know every man in the Corps when he entered, but there was hardly one with whom he did not share at least one mutual friend. That knack of making and holding friends where- ever he goes will be an even greater asset to him out in the Service than it was at West Point. Already having a brother in the Air Corps, Scott will probably try to be content with working on the ground with one of the Artillery branches. His courtesy, ability, and real determination have already put the stamp of success on him. Re- gardless of the nature of the work he chooses, we who know him best predict for him a success- ful Army career. 97 Corf oral (3); Sergeant (2J, Lieutenant (Ij; fencing (4, 3. 2): Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, I), Hu- merah (4); Hop Manager (1 ), Pointer (j, 2); Camp IKiimmalion (1); Pistol Mar s- •••••• Corporal (3): Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Football (4, 3, 2, I), Numerals (4); Trac (4, 3, 2, 1); Cadet Chapel Simdav School Teacher (3, 2, i); Adiiitant (1); Hop Man- ager (4, 3, 2): Pistol Sharpshooter. • • • • • • • •••••• HOUGHTON ROSS HALLOCK Tennis (4, 3, 2, 1); Sunday School Teacher (3, 2, i). • •••••• Football (4): Pistol Mar sman; Rifle Sharpshooter. At Large St. Louis Missouri Soon after this gee got here his wilted wife learned that Huffton loves the heat, that cold weather is the bane of Oof ' Tete ' s existence, and that he cut his milk teeth on a tennis racket. Then it turned out that the Gorilla is a piano player of note. And a look at the roster he kept as Company clerk proved that he has mastered Chinese. The Ugly Duckling ' s collection of beautiful portraits and his address book qualify him as a connoisseur. But his big secret is the source of his energy. He ' s the world ' s champion night-time sleeper. His recipe for happiness: Tennis, supper, and bed. His watchword, " Goodnight! " " Hujft07l " F] • •••••• ' ' FranJC • • • FRANK RAY HARRISON Seventh District, Alabama Birmingham Alabama Reader! these few words are overworked. Look, therefore, between lines for much of this man ' s story. A turnback from ' 35, the Class ot ' 37 met Frank a year late. Here ' s how we ' ll remember him: scanning anxiously the latest " D " list, or arguing vehemently in the boodlers over a " large cherry coke — strong " ; beaming in anticipation of the next football trip, or resigning himself to another turnout writ; socking a golf ball clear across the plain, or discussing his favorite poet. To those who know Frank best : aren ' t these your impressions? A personality, the least G.I. we ' ve known; a spirit, wholesome but non-boisterous; a character, quietly firm; a man, men ' s style. 98 L i to GEORGE LAWRENCE HOLCOMB At Large Kemp Texas Why George decided to stop school teaching in order to come to West Point we have never been able to discover. However, we are certainly glad that he became a classmate by his sudden choice. Apparently he had no idea of what to expect at West Point, as it was with some diffi- culty that he decided he wished to remain here during those early days of Beast Barracks. Once academics had begun George was in his element and things have gone smoothly ever since. He cares little for other than material things. His determination to master anything that appears difficult — be it ice skating or balancing ions — will carry him far towards a successful Army career. ' HorizontaV • •••••• Pete " OSCAR GORDON KREISER Nineteenth District, Pennsylvania Lebanon Pennsylvania Pete came from Pennsylvania one July summer day, and since then has bound himself to friend ' ships in the Corps by being one of the best na- tured and most generous of classmates. Quiet and reserved, he has given to the Point four years of good, honest effort; and although not an engi- neer, he possesses a capacity tor work that will carry him successfully through the years ahead. Those who knew him intimately discovered a quaint humor and logic that brightened and en- livened his conversations and discussions. We treasure the joy of knowing him during our cadet days and wish him the best ot luck in his Army career. 99 Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); First Sergeant (2); Acting Captain (1); Lieu- tenant (1); Stars (4); Football (4); Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1 ); Co»nfiany Pointer Representa- tive (2); Cadet Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1); lOOth Might Show (4, 3, 2, 1). • •••••• Sk} Club (2); Camp Jllionmation (1); Pistol Marl sman. • • • •••••• " ' ' COMPANY present or accounted for, Sir, " v_ — just some ordinary words in an everyday report, but they are words crammed with meaning. They tell us that as tine a rabble as treads the Plain is in ranks and ready — ready for anything, be it parade or soiree, fun, or just plain hell-raising. They tell us that a group of men welded together by a common pride in their organization is again " on deck. " A hardier, more versatile group ot indi- viduals would be hard to find. The closest approach to file-boning came during that iith-ijth Division feud, when each group • ••••• ' Captain Smythe liiifi Ames, G. R. Leist, G. F. Bailey, W. W. Lesser, R. F. Brummel, D. B. Lindquist, C. L. Caldwell, J. E. McDowell, G. C Connelly, S. W. Martin, W. ' L. Dorney, H. C. Murray, G. J. Duncan, J. W. Richards, D. A. FIRST Gildart, R. C. Hall, L. A. Hallock, H. R Harrison, F. R. Holcomb, G. L. Kreiser, O. G. Laflamme, E. H. CLASS Shive, D. W. Smalley, H. N. Sollohub, J. V. Stephenson, E. Wood, C. D. Zierdt, J. G. • ••••••• Strove only to out-drag the other. And there are countless other memories that will always come back to us. Who can forget McDowell coming home from a friendly visit with his pajamas in shreds — or Jackie Caldwell under a cold water spigot, by request. Remember the C.C.Q. in a raincoat — with the moon out in all its glory? ' ' United we stand " — these words express very well the philosophy of the troops. There may be beefing at times, yes — no group of cadets was ever able to forego that privilege; but it is a satisfaction to know deep down inside that if a storm arises, " C " Company will hang together and pull together and come out on top. 100 i iimi iiiiii FIRST PLATOON limi SECOND PLATOON THIRD PLATOON iiiiir 101 • •••••• A. B. (1). • •••••• Acting Corporal (3): Sergeant (2); Cross Country (4); Basketball {4): Baseball (4, 2, 1), numerals (4): Track (3): ' " 8 Committee (3, 2, l); Hou ' itzer (2, 1); Pistol Marksman. • • • • ERNEST HERTEL LAFLAMME Senatorial Manchester New Hampshire Four years under the thumb ot the T.D. haven ' t broken Ernie ' s spirit. Also, the minutiae of military life and the worries of academics and social life have never had him stymied. In spite of gloomy predictions ot turnouts Plebe Christ ' mas, he fooled everyone — himself included — and since then, by dint of timely rather than steady study, has managed to get by unscathed. He takes his reverses in the same cheerful way he does his successes. After boning the Air Corps for three years, he missed it — green still looks like red to him. And when June rolls around, as he has stoutly maintained before, the doughboys will still be the backbone of the Army. " ' Ernie ' ' ' ' • • •• • ' ' Doc ' GEORGE FRANKLIN LEIST Ninth District, Ohio Lima Doc came to the Corps four years ago from the city of steam ' shovels with a vague idea of West Point. However, as time went on he stepped in and firmly took a lead on the system and with his former collegiate knowledge he put academics well under control. Nevertheless all has not gone easily with Doc and he has had a tew gray hairs appear in the upper region (the darker side of life has touched him); but an attitude ot selt- reliance and common sense has helped him. In the Army or outside Doc will be welcomed as he has been here; his desire to play the game with all he has — to give, and receive, the very best — will be realised. • •••••• 102 ROBERT FALES LESSER New Jersey National Guard South Orange New Jersey His desire for a tuU and vigorous life of varied activity led Bob to the Military Academy and conducted him through his four years. He believes in mixing a fair amount oi study into a well-rounded athletic and social program which includes even the famous " 21 " club. You can find Bob at the gymnasium any afternoon playing squash, swimming, or just talking to " Freddy. " He enjoys everything, but he likes riding best and those sports that he will use after grad ' uation. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the Army, and has directed his efforts toward an ideal which may best be explained by the word " versatility. " ' BoV • •••••• ' Swede CARL LAWRENCE LINDQUIST At Large Columbus Ohio Since the first time we rubbed his thatched sandy knob for luck and found our knuckles full of splinters we have been wary of the emanations from that Swedish dome. Puns (very feeble and L.P.j- catchphrases (the stock by-words of the Company) — for four years he has " swang " on the tennis " pelotas, " greeted us with " Uhlo " or " How, " shown delight with " Oboy, " approval with " Yessore. " His antics assume the ludicrous more often than the humorous. Witness his playful habit of ripping to shreds torn clothing he sees on a fellow cadet. A bachelor to the core, hence lucky at cards. A grouch at reveille. A grin after breakfast. A swell friend. Gymnasium {4, 3); Tennis (J); Pistol Ex- pert. • ••••• Corpmal (3); Sergeant (2); Soccer (4, 3, 2), Humerah (4); Tennis (4, 3, 2, I); Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher (3, 2, 1); Board ofGcniernors, First Class Club (1); Pistol Expert. 103 • •••••• Sergeant (2), Acting Sergedrit (U; Cross Countr-1 (4, 3, 2, 1), Jiumerals (- ), Mcno- gram (3). Track, (4, 3, 2, 1); Cadet Chjfiel Cfioir (-), 3, 2, 1).- Pointer (4), Pistol Marksinan. • ••• •• TracI; (4); Lacrosse (3, 2); Si;! Club (J); Pistol Expert. GEORGE CALDWELL McDOWELL Fifth District, Texas Dallas Texas If you have never known the qualities of a Texas Scotchman you ' ll surely know them after meeting Mac. Next to bonmg check book or " p-s -ing a 2.7 femme at Cullum, Mac would rather be in a good BS session on any one of a hundred topics. He has the easy-going friendliness of the typical Texan, wants knowledge tor knowledge ' s sake and if necessary never hesitates to dig tor it. Yet Mac has never suffered the engineer complex, but has always ranked the stoUd middle of the class. His smile which brought him so much trouble in Beast Barracks has won him many friends at the Academy and will continue to do so wherever he goes. ' ' Mac • •••••• ' ' Gas-house ' WINFIELD LEE MARTIN Army Union City Named after two generals, he seemed destined to a military career. To fulfill his keenest desire, Lee worked, and entered Usmay from the Army. While in the Army the Signal Corps wrought its influence on him. And now every corner of the globe has heard from W2JIG — West Point ' s short wave radio station. Persistence and zeal mark all his activities. He likes and dislikes with fervor. And he does like fun — the rougher the better. He ' s one of " C " Company ' s inimitable humorists in word and action, original or mi ' metic. All those good horses refuse to be domi ' nated by Lee and Cavalry has become an aversion. But the air appeals to him — skis, planes, and radio. Good luck, Lee. New Jersey • •• 104 GEORGE JOSEPH MURRAY, JR. Thirteenth District, New York Baldwin New York We wonder it mention ot G. J. will always bring to mind the same memories it does now: July ist and an unshaven Hoboken lad who spoke of filet mignon; tales of Stevens Tech and the Hofbrau hoys; innumerable D.P s; a beautiful blonde; a beautiful brunette; two more beautiful blondes; the advantages of Tiffany and Roquefort; that chromium plated bayonet he never had to use; that night in Boston; that inseparable Leica; the appreciation of all forms of art; and that soft voice which seemed to belong in a Park Avenue drawing room. Now — and for the rest of the time he is in the Army, it will be, " Let George do it. " " George " • •••• • " Dicl " DANIEL ALLEN RICHARDS Eleventh District, California Pasadena California To know Dick we must first penetrate a quiet reserve. He is extremely thoughtful and careful of speech, while his dislike of the spectacular is reflected in his quiet manner and conservative taste. Although not an engineer, he finds the ping easy, and with a little application could find himself near the top. Many an academically deficient cadet has been helped at the expense of Dick ' s own standing. Academics, however, have not occupied all his time. His efficiency was recognized in extra-curricular activities. In general, he has attained his goal in all he has under- taken. But above all, Dick is a friend, a gentle- man and a soldier. 105 SfrgiMiiI (2), Lieutenant (1), Soccer (4): Fencing (4, 3, 2, 1); Assistant Manager of Football (3): Howitzer (I). • •• •• Cort)oral (3); Supply Sergeant (2); Lieu- tenant and Bn. Supply Officer (1); Asst. Manager Football (3,2), Equipment Man- ager (1), Mgr ' s. Major " A " (l); Fencing (4, 3); Academic Coach {4}: Honor Comm. (1); Camp llumination (3, ]); Dial. Soc. (I); lOOth .Night Show (4, 3, 2, 1). • • • • • • •••••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2), Catholic Chapel Choir (3, 2. 1). Howitzer (2, 1); Cadet Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1); lOOth Night Show (4, J, 2, 1); B. H. (1); A. B. (1). • • • • Pistol Marijsinan. • • • • • • •••••• DONALD WILT SHIVE Twenty ' second District, Pennsylvania York Pennsylvania Playtime finds Don among the happiest. If a joke is on him, he helps out with genial tolerance and countering wit. Equally at home in the gymnasium and on the orchestra stand, he loves exercise, music, clothes, and bright lights — rural night lite cost him two months. Don has a cleat ' cut sense of values — he speaks frankly, never preaches, and acts as he feels is right. Serious considerations tend to linger with him. The flippancy of more transitory spirits, who skip lightly from logic to banter, is sometimes checked by this seriousness. — Expecting nothing un ' earned, Don attacks problems determinedly, knowing that perseverance brings results. ' ' Don ' ' ltj ••••• Tt " Hoifie " HOWARD NORRINGTON SMALLEY Thirty ' ninth District, New York Rochester New York ' j A SINGULAR person this Smalley; undefeatable, steady, and persevering, having an unselfish, cheerful nature and a keen sense ot humor — all the qualities that make tor a good roommate. Although never one to be found in the elite of the section room, his indefatigable perseverance has enabled him to pull through these tour years, visiting the boodlers almost daily, and reading the Saturday Evening Post each week as well. NatU ' rally of an easy going nature, intense study never bothered him until writ periods arrived, but then the books suffered. He has every quality of a true friend, and is certain to go far in this man ' s Army. 106 ill I • • ••• JULIAN VINCENT SOLLOHUB Thirtieth District, New York Schenectady New York Thunder rolls from 1323! Sollohub has lost a tenth ! Once more (though rarely) the Academic Department has scored in some slight skirmish. But major engagements and most minor ones have been victories for Solly. Many of his class- mates have pulled through with expert coaching. However, he has found time for athletics and his consistent record in academics and sports makes him an asset to whatever branch he chooses. Indefatigable as a lacrosse player; bril- liant as a student; unexcelled as a friend — we give you Solly. We know that he will succeed and that wherever he goes he will make many friends. ' ' Solly ' ' ' ' • •••••• ' ' Steve ' ' EDWARD STEPHENSON Tenth District, Missouri Columbia Missouri Steve strode East from a middle-Western col- lege with a flaming head, a firm chin, and an intense desire to cut a wide swath through West Point. We well remember the capable job he did on us as a yearling in our Beast Barracks. He joined our class in January 1935 with his bathrobe bearing a re-entrance symbol and soon to carry many another turnout star. In athletics he starred in the backfield of the " C " Company " All Stars " and as a line plunger on the Goat team. He has appeared in the choir, Hundredth Night Show quartette, and color lines. His work as leader, director, and r eorganizer of the Glee Club will long be appreciated by the Academy. 107 Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (I); Football (1); Cross Country (4); Lacro. se (3. 2, 1). • • • • Sergeant (2); Fencing (4); Goat Football (2); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1): Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Treasurer of Dialectic Society (i); 100th ?iight Show (4, 3, 2, J); Pistol Marl sinan. ' P r • •••••• Gymnasium (4, 3, 2), [umcrals (4). Monogram (3); Pistol Sharpshooter. • ••• Corfjoral (3); Supply Sergcaiit (2); Cap- tain (]),- Footbal! (4, 3, 2, I); Lacrosse (4, 3, 2): Honor Committee (1); Ring Committee (4, 3, 2, 1); Hountzer Photo- graph Editor (1); Class Athletic Repre- sentative (2), Class Treasurer (1); Pistol Mar sman. • • • • •••••• CARROLL DAVID WOOD Seventh District, Arkansas Seattle Washington Wood had a tough break Plebe Year when the English department dragged him down after he had passed the math, turnouts, but he has had little trouble since then. He isn ' t an engineer, but he has a great many facts at his command and his general knowledge is vastly superior to pure " Spec. " He can ' t be accused ot being a charter member of the " Red Comforter Squad " because gym, tennis, and squash have held his attention. Altogether Wood has those quaHties which do not shine or make him conspicuous, but do make him capable, reliable, and a man to depend upon when the going is tough. WeVe with you all the way. Wood. ' ' Woody ' ' ' ' ••• • ' ' Johnny ' " ' JOHN GRAHAM ZIERDT Pennsylvania National Guard Philadelphia Pennsylvania Johnny came to us from Pennsylvania, and it wasn ' t long before he established himself as one of the outstanding members of our class. In ' variably each year he represented the company in one or more functions- First Class year found him on the Honor Committee and Ring Com ' mittee. The Tactical Department recognized his versatility and believed that Lieutenant ' s chev rons were not enough; consequently Johnny was given the captaincy ot Company " C. " His classmates, like the " tacs, " believed him a leader, too, and elected him Treasurer of the Class. To enumerate the splendid characteristics of Johnny IS unnecessary — his achievements speak for his character and ability. 108 ••• • CHARLES JANVRIN BROWNE At Large San Antonio Texas When Brownie entered the Academy, he was a very bewildered boy. By the end of Yearling summer camp he had adjusted himself to the sys ' tem and has had smooth sailing sin ce. He has been a leading member and player of the Chess Club. During his passive moments, Brownie is found exposed to a good book. He has never favored the fair sex, but we know there will come a day. Four years at the Academy has done nothing to change his perfect equilibrium and poise. His easy-going manner, his good dis- position, and his high ideals have endeared him to all who know him. Leaving friends like Brownie makes parting from West Point difficult. • •••••• " E. rr IT EMMETTE YOUNG BURTON, JR. Ninth District, Missouri Missouri You WOULD hardly suspect that E. Y. is the product of a tin school. Although he wears chevrons, is in the upper third of his class, and is very active in extra-curricular fields, he has never attached enough importance to files to worry either himself or his classmates. His flash- ing smile makes him the natural quarry ot the fair sex, but his occasional romantic ventures have left him footloose and unscathed. Most notice- able of all his qualities is that imperturbable calm and good nature — if he has a temper he has never shown it in four years. But, in spite of being almost a paragon, he ' ll make a good officer in the Coast ! 109 Swimming {4, I), Chess Club (4, 3, 2, 1), President (1); Pistol Marksman. •• • Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (I); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3. 2, 1); Bugle Hotes (3, 2, J), Editor (1); Pistol Mar s- ■ ••• Acting Sergeant (1); Cross Country (4); Golf (4, 3, 2, 1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Pistol Sharpshooter. • ••• • Acting Supply Sergeant (l); Lieutenant (1); Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1), Aiumcrals (4), Major " A " (3, 2, 1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, l): Pointer (4, 3, 2, 1), Art Editor (l); Pistol Expert. • • •••• JOSEPH LUDGER CHABOT Second District, New Hampshire Whitefield New Hampshire Joe came here direct from high school and yet found no difficulty in making the academic grade. Perhaps this is because he thinks out his own problems and follows them with a dogged dc ' termination. Play is never forgotten, however. He is always ready for sports and during his stay here played three years of varsity golf — his favorite game — boxed in summer camp tourna ' ment and engaged in many other extra-curricular sports. From the military view, we see Joe as a good soldier, material for an excellent leader. His nature is stern but soft enough to be just. He adapts himself easily to any situation. If he cares to he will go far in the Army. " " Joe D • • • • ' ' Ollie ALBERT OLLIE CONNOR Senatorial Helena Montana A Id Richards Vidmer — There is snow on Mon- tana ' s mountains in the dead of summer, and a deer or two to break the crust. Even including Yellowstone Park, however, Montana ' s only justification for its two Senators in Congress is the gift of Ollie to the Army. One big vote for Connor. A la Gertrude Stein — Cute cute cute boy boy boy — cute boy, this Ollie. Football lacrosse ski-breaker athlete — color blind art editor — good boy. A la roommate — His cherubic smile preceding him like Cyrano ' s prow, Ollie has won his way into the hearts of all with whom he has come in contact. We ' d wish you luck, Ollie, but it seems superfluous — with or without it, you ' ll hit the top. no WILLIAM JAMES DUNMYER Army Johnstown Pennsylvania •♦ ' « Dunnie, one ot our loyal Pennsylvania volunteers, will always be remembered for the systematic, energetic and efficient manner in which he at- tacked whatever problem presented itself. Those ot us who know Dunnie admire him for his strong determination to be successful. From paper boy to steel mill, to winner of Army competitive exam, to one of the outstanding leaders of his class — a rapid climb. Ot course, there was an occasional complaint because of excess demerits or low tenths, but that dissatisfaction only brings out his desire to do better. Dunnie ' s firm belief in his own convictions will stand him well in his Army career. P i " Dm • •• ♦• Jim " JAMES FRANCIS FABER Third District, California California Faber, known around here as Jimmie, may always be recognized by his cheery grin in spite ot the fact that in this picture he ' s as sober as a judge. He hails from CaHfornia and loves it with the best of them, but you never hear him in an argu- ment with a Florida man. Few have met a friendlier chap, one as easy to get acquainted with, but in spite of his friendliness he holds a lot in reserve. He is well known as a hard worker, but no one calls him a " tile boner, " and he is always ready for a game of handball or squash. In other words, he ' s an all-round good man - one whom we like, whom you ' ll like, and one whose very bearing and outlook indicate a successful future. in Corporal (3); First Sergeant (2J; Captdin (1); Football {4): Basketball (4); Company Pointer Representative (3). •••••• Sergeant (2); Acting Sergeant (1); Soccer (4), Tiumerals (4): Baseball {4): Coat Football (2); Election Committee (3, 2, 1); Pistol Marksman. • • • • • •••••• ROBERT HARLEY FITZGERALD lOOth Htght Show (4, 3): Pistol Marias- man. • • Polo (4, 3); Pentathlon (3, 2); lOOth Hight Show Stage Crew (4); Pistol Expert; Ri Je Slkirfisliooter. Sixth District, Michigan Flint Michigan Seldom would one tind Fit: without his cheery smile, so welcome, indeed, within our tormidable walls. Many are the hours he spent coaching others on his own time, without a desire to be labelled a " Coach. " If there ' s any fixing to be done, Fit will fix it. He not only studies engi ' neering, mechanics, electricity, but also knows how to apply his knowledge in a practical way. Of pioneer stock, and possessing a large amount of Western independence, discipline comes hard to him. Radio is his mania, and the radio, most certainly, in the years to come, will carry the reports of his success to the four corners of the earth ! ' Titz ' ' ••• • i- •••••• ' Sam ' ' ' ' SAMUEL CHARLES GURNEY, JR. First District, Michigan Fort Worth Texas ' Sam ' s air of quiet reserve is in no way affected. It is a part of his nature to be modest, soft-spoken, and natural; and we know, in addition, that he possesses stores of determination and ability. The determination came to the fore when he overcame the tough luck (a siege of illness) which delayed his graduation a year; the ability is at ' tested to by the competence with which he handles his affairs. He ' s a splendid swimmer, a great horseman, and a pentathlon man. In ad- dition, he ' s an interesting conversationalist, and an all-round good " wife. " Our best wishes and respect go with him. Capable, unassuming, pleasant— a real officer and gentleman. 112 r EADS GRAHAM HARDAWAY At Large St. Louis Missouri He came to us from the Missouri School of Mines with the monicker " Tank " already affixed. No nickname could more aptly connote the qualities we know him to possess — aggressiveness, depend ' ability, faithfulness of service, and the will to go forward. Academic troubles kept Tank from devoting his tmie to Corps Squads, yet he always sought an outlet tor his enthusiasm in athletics. First Class year found him back at his old love — football. His career as a cadet has made him the friend ot every acquaintance and won him the good will ot all his classmates. The Infantry is getting an officer who is capable of leading men because he himself is a man. ' TanIC • •••••• CHARLES JUNIOUS HARRISON Senatorial Tampa Florida " By golly, down in Florida — , " and once again Chuck is off on another classical recital about his native state. Our hero spent his first three years eating, sleeping, boasting of Florida ' s endur- ing enchantment, and piping the Coast. Now, due largely to adversity met during the course oi academics, the latter is but a pleasant memory. So he has set his sights for other targets. Those of us who have had the privilege of really knowing Chuck will always recall his eternal but good ' natured tirades against circumstance, his unfailing generosity, his seemingly insatiable craving for boodle, and his ready willingness to cast aside his books in favor of a lively bull session. .S Corf orid { }: Sc ' r jcanl IJ). Lieutenant (l); Football {4, I); Goat Football (2); Cadet Chafiel Choir (4, 3). Honor Committee (I); Pistol Marksman. • ••• •• Track, (4, 3), Sl(i Cl.ib (2, 1 ), Pistol Mar s- • 113 •••••• THE ordinary soldier will tell you that " D " Company is a military unit, an organic part of a regiment, and the last company of the ist Battalion. But we of " D " Company will tell you that it is more than that; it is an institution. Being neither flank- ers nor runts we pride ourselves on combining the fellowship of the former with the energy of the latter. Ours is the heritage of anchor men and stars, area birds and spoonoids, snakes and woman- haters, athletes and red comforters, radicals and conservatives. If you want a handball partner, a man to take a blind drag, help with that Math Captain Eddleman • • •••• Browne, C. J. Klocko, R. P. Burton, E. Y. Little, A. P. Chabot, J. L. Lutes, L. Connor, A. O. McDonald, W. E Dunmeyer, W. J. Menard, N. A. Faber, J. F. Miller, J. A. FIRST D CLASS Fitzgerald, R. H. Minor, G. H. Gurney, S. C. Mitchell, J. B. Hardaway, E. G. Sprague, C. A. Harrison, C. J. Sterling, P. C. Hickok, M. J. Tolson, J. J. Hubbard, R. B. Workijer, B. T. • ••••••• problem, a fourth for bridge, or a good bull session, drop in anywhere between the 14th and 17th Divisions. But despite our motley collection of types we have a spirit of fellowship and cooperation that pervades the company from the First Classmen through the Plebes — even our Tac stands by us. Our variety of interests has not developed cliques, but rather tended to knit us into a well-balanced unit. We ' ve come to think of ourselves as a group rather than as individuals. Our graduating class, an unchanged unit for three years, will regret grad- uation only because of the enforced scattering from the Atlantic coast to the Philippines. Little 114 I IMI iimi imii FIRST PLATOON liiiff i SECOND PLATOON THIRD PLATOON limi 115 Cadet Chanel Choir (4. 3, 2, 1). Gym- nasium {4, 3, 2, 1): Minor " " A " (2, i). • •••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (1); Cross Country (4, 3, 2), Mono- gram (3); Pentathlon (3. 2); Track, (■ . •3- 2, 1), Major " A " (3, 2, 1); Goat Foctbail (2); Pistol Marks-nan: B. A. (I); A. B. (l). • • MONTE JACKSON HICKOK, JR. At Large Washington District of Columbia A RECORD of Caruso singing Don Jose ' s part in Carmen or Monte? Until you open the door you can not be sure — but you can be certain of a warni ' hearted welcome. Impulsive about little things — he once bought quantities of tobacco and a pipe only to quit smoking the next day — his impulses almost invariably take the right path. A few things even the good natured Monte can ' t stand: the martinet, running it on the under dog, and, above all, affectation of any kind. Good music and gymnastics have been the mainstays of his life, and, to his undying shame, academics a pushover. In short, Monte is real, sincere, and independent. ' ' Wild Biir i1 • • •• ' Hub " ROBERT BRONSON HUBBARD Sixth District, North Carolina High Point North Carolina Hub, Hke " Stonewall " Jackson, won ' t spec but tries to understand. And he does. A " goat " by circumstance rather than by nature, his determina ' tion to think things out has won for him the respect of his classmates and instructors. En ' dowed with an independence of mind, an im- peccable honesty, an ability to keep his chin up. Hub, the Crown Prince of the Area, is truly a prince among men. Dame Fortune did her bit toward dimming his star of destiny, but the spirit in which Hub accepted an eight-months ' slug proved him to be exceptionally sound in character and astute in judgment. He has merited the best . . . and he will get it! • • •• 116 RICHARD PHILLIP KLOCKO Forty-third District, New York Dunkirk New York Richard Phillip Mansfield Coleslaw Xenophon and a host ot other appendages which in no way describe the subject at hand brilliant, decidedly yes . . . industrious, decidedly no . . . frank, almost to affront- ery . . . casual, almost to indifference athletic, ask any Navy pole-vaulter in the past three years, or the lads down at Penn who have seen him consistently place in the re- nowned Relays, or the Army men who twice have watched him raise the bamboo to a new Academy record . . . generous, ask the cadets whose careers have hung on coaching assistance he has given ... a make, may there be more like him . . . but I doubt if there ever will be. ' Dk}( ' • •••••• ' ' Par AUGUSTINE PATTERSON LITTLE, JR. Si.xth District, Georgia Louisville Georgia Since Plebe year, when Pat set a high goal for himself, his every step has been upward. When there ' s a job to be done it would be difficult indeed to find a more conscientious and efficient executor. By unselfish work he has pulled many a goat through the writs; and in spite ot his extensive coaching and his love of fiction, he not only wears stars but also finds time to join us in our relaxation and play. Is it any wonder that he has risen to the top in everything he has undertaken? His strong character, his sympathetic, efficient man- ner, and his attention to duty have given harmony to the Company and won for him the confidence and admiration of all. Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Cross Country (J, 2, J); Hockey {4, 3); Trac (4, 3, 2, 1), Tiumerals (4), Major " A " (J, 2, 1), Captain of Track, (D: Engi- neer Football (2); Catholic Chafiel Choir (3, 2, 1); Pistol Marksman. •••• Corporal (3): Supply Sergeant (2); Cap- tain (1); Stars (3, 2); Academic Coach (4, 3, 2, J); Company Pointer Representative (2); Dialectic Society (■», 3, 2). Pistol Expert. 117 • •••••• • • •• • Gymniisnim (4, 3, 2); Sl{i Club (2, 1); Pistol Marksman. • ••••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Cadet Chape! Choir (3, 2, i); Hop Man- ager (4, 3, 2, 1); Business Manager Bugle Hotes (1). lOOth Hight Show (3, 2, l); Pi5toI Marl(5man. • LEROY LUTES, JR. Hawaii National Guard Honolulu Hawaii Not a jubilant greeting, but a hrm handshake — • and then you know Roy. He is sincere in every- thing he undertakes. Inclined to be quiet and unassuming, he never torces himself into any discussion — but when called upon is always present with a wise solution to the question involved. This ability to restrain his words until they are of consequence distinguishes Roy trom others and makes him material for the type of officer the Army greatly needs. Roy will be ot value to the Service with his level manners and his gentleness — he is truly an officer and a gentleman. We are proud and lucky to have called him Friend. ' ' " Roy ' ' • •••••• ' ' Mac}( WILLIAM EMMETT McDONALD Sixth District, Missouri Urich Missouri ' i Unity, coherence, and emphasis — down with them — after all the English turnouts Mack and I have taken together — we write biographies in our own " inimitable " manner. Now Mack is no blue ' blooded Goat; since Yearling year he has definitely deserted our ranks. To describe him — well, he has never found a task he could not do, do well, and then not gloat over it. Further- more, Mack has, in my opinion, the finest charac- teristic a man may possess, i.e. the habit of mind- ing his own business, and ot doing his own job to the best of his ability. In brief, he is admired and held in high respect by all who know him — what else could a man desire! • •• •• 118 NOEL AMBROSE MENARD Eighteenth District, Illinois Kankakee Illinois We will long remember that hot-blooded French- man, " L ' Enfant Terrible, ' ' - the man of so many varied interests — the equal to any occasion. No picnic or bridge game complete without him — no hill too daring for his skiis— nothing he wouldn ' t bet on a squash game. He got into everything. Turned out Plebe Christmas and destined thereafter to remain a goat because of his love tor outside reading, yet ever ready to push another goat through. Cheerful — always ready for a song — " D " Company ' s boodle repre- sentative. Equally at home with the femmes or the horses, yet never worshipping either. You can ' t forget " Sleepy " — a well-rounded man — a real pal — an asset to the Infantry. " S!eef))i " • •••••• ' Scadder " JOSEPH ALFRED MILLER, JR. Eleventh District, North Carolina Brevard North Carolina You won ' t have to stop me- you ' ve never heard the like of this before. I ' ve viewed with alarm J. A. ' s escapades in the hospital, and I ' ve pointed with pride at his tour-year record on the football squad hut so have you. Here ' s what you haven ' t realized. Four years at West Point haven ' t changed this man no change was needed. Enamoured of his ideals, his family, the Air Corps, he entered — likewise he departs. Rough — but not on your feelings -hardworking and hard- playing- -these remind you of him. You ' ll always remember him as the " Scudder, " just as I ' ll re- member him as " J. A. " and — the mouth organ notwithstanding — a top-notch wife. 119 Corfioral {3); Sergeant (2). Catholic Chapel Choir (3): Howitzer (3); Pointer (4); Pistol Marl sman. • •••••• Corfioral (3); Sergeant (2); Football (-», 3, 2, 1): Tracl{ (4, 3, 2),- Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, I); Pistol Sharpshooter. • • • • • •••••• • • ••••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting First Sergeant (l); Pistol Marl smdn; A. B. (1); B. A. (1). • • Sergeant (2); Company Howitzer Repre- sentative (2, 1); Pistol Mar}{sman. GEORGE HAINES MINOR Seventh District, Missouri Pierce City Missouri Irish — which means a red head, a fiery temper, and a fiery determination. Goat — which means turnouts, bathrobe anchors, and inability to take a part in Corps Squad athletics (one of his greatest disappointments). Goat — which does not mean academic coach and yet, strangely enough, he coached from the goat ' s point of view with de ' cided success. Snake — meaning hops, drags, week ' cnds and letters galore. Slugoid — which means no stripes, a decided aversion to the Field Arty, and high shoe repair bills. Tenacity of purpose, a firm desire to succeed, and an abiHty to make the best of things. This boy is going places. ' 7 4- D •• " Joe " JOSEPH BRADY MITCHELL Third District, West Virginia West Point New York Son of an Army officer, Joe B. follows the pre fession of his father. He possesses a typical Scotch tenacity of purpose, which, although sometimes bordering on bullheadedness, has often enabled him to surmount obstacles. He works hard for what he wants, but, failing to achieve his end, he loses with the good grace of a true sportsman. Not that he loses often — his perse ' verance usually pulls him through. Reserved, one wonders at the number of his friends. Not a " file-boner, " not an indifferent file; not an " Engineer, " not a " Goat " — an average cadet — of the calibre which makes the best officers in the Service. 120 CHARLES ANDREWS SPRAGUE Connecticut National Guard Bridgeport Connecticut In our friendship with Bud we remember him primarily for his versatility. In sports we re ' member him not because he was the hero of the game but because he exemplified the qualities of an enthusiastic, cheerful sportsman. Backstage some few of us knew him as a poet and a writer; and his diligence and persistency in his culture leaves a lasting impression on us. Furthermore, we remember Bud as the Chairman of the Cadet Lecture Committee. From our military associ ' ations with him, we learned that he was a soldier who took the knocks with a cheerful countenance. We remember him as a sportsman, a poet, a literator, a soldier, and a gentleman! Carry on. Bud! ' Bud " • •••••• " Phil " PHILIP COLUMBUS STERLING, JR. Senatorial Cambridge Maryland A WALKING encyclopedia on West Point-- that ' s Phil. His six years since entering have not been wasted and he has gathered all kinds of informa- tion about West Point that he never forgets. We ' ll remember Phil not so much as a builder of championship " inter-murder " lacrosse teams or as " D " Company ' s gift to the opposite sex, but as the really grand chap that he is. He is going to be a Doughboy in spite of his ranking, and we know that he will be the asset to that branch that he is to everything that he joins. When we all put away our textbooks and head for the Service, we ' ll carry with us many a pleasant memory of Phil ' s companionship. 121 I . o Curporjl (}), Scrgcunl (2); Acting Ser- geant (I); Football (4, 3): Wrestling (4, 3, 2), Monogram (2); Lacrosse {4, 3, 2); Ring Committee; Chairman, Lecture Com- mittee (1); Pistol Expert. •••••• Lacrosse (3, 2, 1); Sk} Club (2, ]); Pistol Marl sman. Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Football (4, 3); Basketball (4, 3); Lacrosse (3); Gol (4, 2, 1), .Numerals (4); Goat Football (2), Codcli o Goat Football (1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Lecture Committee (i); Chairman Equipment Committee (1); iOOth N ' ght Shoif (2): Pistol Marl sman. • + ■ - • • CaJet Chapel Choir (4, 3. 2, 1); lOOth AJiaht Show (4, 3, 2, I ), Color Lme (4, 3, J). JOHN JARVIS TOLSON, 3RD Third District, North Carolina New Bern North Carolina Smiling Jack never could take the West Point system seriously. Both the English and the Math Departments tried to cast their spell over Jack, but he came out wearing bathrobe stars. His enviable record of ranking 288 each of his first three years is an ideal for which future goats may strive. With his generosity, loyalty, and cheer- fulness he has won the admiration ot everyone. A loyal tarheel Southerner- -he delights in de- fending his rebel compatriots in heated arguments. He ' s never unduly concerned over trivialities, usually letting events take their natural course. The Corps loses an ideal cadet, but the Army will gain a splendid officer. ' ' Jac}( • ••••• " Be?inie the Wor}( ' BENJAMIN TURNER WORKIZER At Large , St. Petersburg Florida i||||| Discovered during Beast Barracks to be an ex ' j cellent vocalist, Benny has held prominent places in all Corps musicales. He has instilled in the members of the Quartette and Glee Club an enthusiasm that has raised these organizations to new heights. One must not think his life was one only of song and frivolity for he has survived innumerable hardships imposed by the Academic Department while consoling himself and amazing those near him with his prowess in " caustic criti ' cism. " During his sojourn at the Academy, Benny has evolved a profound yet homely philosophy which has smoothed over many a " soiree " : " Well! I must be up and doing — as little as possible. " • •••••• 122 SECOND BATTALION STAFF Pfeiffer 123 jjjjlj • • • ••• WILLIAM PERRY BALDWIN CorfiordI (.t), Sergeant (2J. Acting Ser- geant (I); Rifle (2); Acolyte (1); Catholic Chapel Sunday School Teacher (3, 2, l); Pistol Mari{sman. • •••••• Cor iordl (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (l) Football (4, 3, 2); Cross Country (4), Bas((elball (4, 3); Traci; (4); Pentathlon (3), Pistol Sharfishootfr. • • • • • • ••• • At Large Plattsburg New York Quietness and efficiency characterize this Army Brat (appointed from Wisconsin, but from every ' where in general). He ' s been lots of places and done lots of things yet never a murmur of bragging does he utter. An efficient chevron bearer for two years yet he wore them with dignity with no obnoxious air of superiority. Hivey enough to bone many files but rather too busy with other endeavors to bother with any vicious file-boning. Not afraid to take a worthwhile chance with the T.D. but no A.B. A doughboy at heart who knows a good branch when he sees it. A well ' rounded man is Perry and a friend really worth having. Perry ' ' • •••••• HENRY ALFRED BYROADE Fourth District, Indiana WOODBURN Indl na Coming from Indiana, Hank rapidly rose to be a prominent figure in his class. Always a scorner of the red comforter, he has devoted his leisure moments to a diversified sports program. Pos ' sessing a keen sense of humor, he is able to call upon it at the darkest moments. He has the ability to make the best of each situation as it presents itself. His pleasing personality has made him outstanding in the social world, where he is always in demand. An idealist, but not a dreamer. Hank has proved his mettle by his high scholastic and military standing. A true leader among men, he is certain to have a brilliant career in the Army. 124 l 9 JACK WEST CHAPMAN Twentieth District, Texas San Antonio Texas A KEEN intellect, a sense of humor, and the famous Chapman smile give Jack a winning combination. His sense of humor has brought him to frequent conflicts with the T.D. which have resulted in his becoming a hero of the gravel path and a member of high standing in the " 21 Club. ' ' His intellect readily brands him an engineer and makes him a Disraeli at repartee. Jack is at his best in the presence of ladies. Always ready with the proper comment and the correct gestu re in any social crisis, he has proved himself a Texan and a perfect gentleman. And so we ' ll join the ladies in saying that he ' s one of the best — great material for an officer. 7 c ( " • ••• " Fred " FREDERICK JAMES CLARKE Thirty-third District, New York Little Falls New York Fred can coach a Plebe in French, a Yearling in the calculus, and a Second Classman in chemistry any night and still max his engineering the next day — truly a godsend to the goats of " E " Com- pany and to the line of the Engineer football team. A little too indifferent to go out for a corps squad, Fred has, nevertheless, been the mainstay of the Company hockey and basketball teams for four years. His cheerful disposition and willingness to help anyone will always be remembered by those who know him. Whenever a job comes up which requires a good head, ability, and leader- ship, they choose Fred. Best of luck to you and congratulations to the C.E. 125 Swimming (4); Engmecr Football (2); A. B. (1). • • ••• Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (I), Stars (3, 2, l); Hockey (4); Engineer Football (2); Aca- demic Coach (3, 2, 1); Election Committee {3, 2, 1); Pistol Marksman. • • • • • • ••••• Soccer (-)), -Aiumeriils {4), Acolyte (2); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3); Pistol Expert. •••• • Boxing (-f), AssistdJit Manager of Tracl{ (3, 2), Mutidger of Trac}{ (I), Manager ' s Major " A " (1), Cadet Chapel Sunda School Teacher (3, 2, 1); Hou-iizer (4, 3, 2, ]), O fice MdTiuger (l); Dialectic Society (1); lOOth .N.glit Show (4, 3, i); Color Lines (I). Pistol Marksman. WOODROW WILLIAM DUNLOP Senatorial Cumberland Rhode Island Four years have not been excessively kind to Woody. His altercations with the T.D. and academics have been brisk and numerous. Sup- porting him in all his differences, however, were two qualities that have stamped him as an indi ' vidual — his resoluteness under stress and refusal to be browbeaten without some type of rebuttal. These, coupled with natural athletic talents and such inordinate love of excitement as enabled him to lead one famous strategical dehouchement an grand galop on a riding instructor, indicate that he will cause some little flurry in the Air Corps. Few men better merited wings and our best wishes go with him. " Woody ' ' •••••• I JOHN FRANKLIN FOY Fifth District, North Carolina Mount Airy North Carolina Out of the wilds ot North Carolina to our peace- ful rock-bound Highland home cam.e cheerful Frankie. Not an obnoxious file-boner, but always getting ahead by serious, hard plugging. He never lets academics interfere with his outside activities — Sunday-school teacher, Howitzer staff, track manager. His beaming smile and sunny disposition always brighten up these long, cold winters. The Infantry is getting another ef- ficient officer and a good soldier. He should never have trouble in a gas attack after a most instructive and forceful demonstration during the summer — ' ' Test for gas!! " Just his inquisi- tive nature popping out again. 126 • •••••• CHESTER LEE (OHNSON Second District, Oregon Hermiston Oregon The somnolent firs ot Oregon drooped dejectedly, in sadness, as the favorite son trekked eastward. And well they might — over their loss! Johnny ' s four years at West Point — marked by his sm.iling good cheer, by his ready and pertinent wit, and by his sporting good fellowship — have created an ineffable imprint on us fellow cadets. Of a brilliant turn of mind in the field of political econ ' omy he has earned our whole-hearted respect for his keen analysis of things parliamentary. We are convinced that here indeed is a young man destined to ride easily over Fate ' s rougher bumps, and soar aloft on the wings of Fortune. Good luck, Johnny ! " " johnny ' ' • •••••• Sebottendorf ' ' CHARLES STANLEY KUNA Fifth District, Connecticut TORRINGTON CONNECTICUT We of ' ' The Corps of Augereau " will long re- m.ember and appreciate the many caprices of our Sebottendorf both in the section room and in barracks. When we, in years to come, turn our thoughts to the Academy, we shall vividly recall how our Sebott was ever on the alert to directly challenge a P ' s erroneous assumptions with " Sir, that seems illogical . . . " and to force the latter ' s retreat with statistical or formulary flank- ing thrusts. His keen mind he has put to un- selfish use, keeping countless plebes and yearlings proficient— the original " plebe ' s friend. " He is the ideal companion at home, golfing, or wherever you m.eet him. Forward, Sebott, The Corps of Augereau rides with you! 127 • • • • • Track ( ). ' Golf (4, 1); Chess Club 14, 3. 2, 1); Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Pointer (4, 3. 2, 1 ), Exchange Editor (1). •••••• iOOth A(ight Show (4, 3): Color Lme (3): Academic Coach (3, 2, J); Pistol Sharp- shooter. • •••••• IVAN WILSON McELROY Tenth District, Texas Austin Texas Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Polo (4, 3, 2, l), Jviumerals (4), Minor " A " (l); Chess C(ub (4, 3, 2, 1); Homtzer (4, 3, 2, j); Pistol Mdrl(smdTi. • •• •• Track W: Hockey (4. 2, 1), Numerals (4); Pistol (3); Pistol Expert. • • • •••••• If the man of destiny is the one who knows what he wants, then Mac has a bright star for his future. Early in life he studied the Squads Right and Lett and the steady squeeze of the military lite and found that he liked it. So he came to West Point as a rebel and this time the rebel won, for Mac and his songs of cowboy life will be long remembered. Academics never interfered with his life at the Academy, for the Air Corps, which is the essence ot his military life, doesn ' t require an engineer ' s rating. And so he wrote poetry, dragged pro femmes, and studied Colliers while the others studied. This is Mac, a more than worthy classmate. " Mac ' •••••• " Mort " MORTON DAVID MAGOFFIN Sixth District, Minnesota Deerwood Minnesota ' ij That flashing smile ot Mort ' s springs from the spirit of fellowship that animates him — a fellow ' ship as broad as it is genuine. Easy going most of the time, when the occasion demands he is stern — even relentless. If you should disagree with him on anything, you are compelled to respect his contentions, because he is so willing to consider all angles of any question. Academics he casts lightly aside to engage in livelier pursuits. He preferred to instruct plebes, ride in the hills, take a hand at bridge, workout in the gym — or even drag — rather than to crack his texts. His in ' domitable character will carry him high in the Army. 128 ROY LEE MAPES Fifth District, Oklahoma Oklahoma City Oklahoma Roy is one of the most self-sacriticing and perse- vering men of the Corps. Particularly so was he with the several men he has helped to overcome academic difficulties, principally his goat room- mate, who but for Roy would be an ex-cadet via the turnouts. Perseverance is definitely his dominating characteristic. From this trait he has overcome many obstacles both in civilian lite and in life here as a cadet. Coupled with his keen mind and his ability to concentrate Roy has brought a high goal well within his reach. And none of us will begrudge him a bit ot his honors, because we know that he has earned all he has gained. ' ' Roy ' ' ' ' • ••• ti ' " Dave ' DAVID BEARSE NYE Second District, Virginia Norfolk Virginia Combine a bit of stubbornness and stick-to-what- he-believes-is-right with an ability to adapt him- self to strange surroundings. Add the desire to succeed and a natural inclination tor sports and you have Dave. He will stick to his guns in any argument until he is definitely proved wrong — which is not often. Entering the Acad- emy with no idea of what to expect, he soon proved his mettle. He has shown his ability for sports by beating old hands in many events he ' d never seen before. We may rest assured that in Army life he will get a good hold and readily adapt himself to any situation. See you in the Service, Dave. 129 Academic Coach {4, .3, 2); Pistol Mar((S. man. • • •••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lacrosse (3, 2); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1). • • • • • •••• • FOR four years we have lived together strength- ening our friendship through Beast Barracks, Yearling Summer Camp, Furlough, First Class Sum- mer, and now — Graduation. Always we have been proud of the fact that we were in " E " Com- pany. The spirit of fraternity that we have built up in these four years is our most cherished souvenir of the Academy. Playing shoulder to shoulder has not been in vain. We have attained a feeling of true, enduring comradeship. Although classified as semi-runts, we have always endeavored to eliminate any trace of the supposedly file-boning characteristic of smaller men. It is with • ••••••• Baldwin, W. P. Byroade, H. A. Chapman, J. W. Clarke, F. J. Dunlop, W. W. Foy, J. F. FIRST Nye, D. B. Porterfield, B. W. Quillian, A. R. Rumph, R. W. Rutherford. A. CLASS Johnson, C. L. Sawyer, H. Kuna, C. S. Sinclair, V. E. McEIroy, 1. W. Stark, C. W. Magoffin, M. D. Taylor, B. F. Mapes, R. L. Wilhoyt, E. E. • ••••• justifiable pride that we maintain that the traditions of the Corps have been staunchly upheld by us all. In later years when the Tac ' s knock has long been forgotten, and lost week-ends, area cons, and much- cursed regulations are in the dim past, we will still retain our memories of our friends won beneath the " E " Company standard. How can we forget the B-man, Mac ' s bald head, Charley ' s imitations, Quillian ' s drawl, Kuna ' s fougasse. Grizzly ' s age, or Sawyer ' s salesmanship? The list grows indefinitely as we remember each little bit. Mort, Fred, B-Frank, Jack, Al, Rudy and the rest have added to make lite enjoyable both now and when we meet again to drink to ' ' E " Company and her struggles. Rutherford 130 « umi .OS FIRST PLATOON iimi illiif SECOND PLATOON limi liiiif THIRD PLATOON 131 THOMAS EVERETT POWELL Tenth District, California Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Actmg First Sergeant (1); Lieutenant (I); Ri ie (4); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); How- itzer (4). •• ••• Sergeant (2); Pointer (1); lOOtli Night Show (4, 3); Color Lines (3); Pistol Mar s- San Francisco California " Justice! Justice! ' ' cried Tom, as he prepared to walk the area Plebe year. It is the never- failing sense of humor manifested in this justing plea that has taken him lightly across the rough spots of these four years. He seemed to be oiF to a faltering start at t he outset here, but he turned and came back to win the esteem and friendship of all who know him. It takes real courage to begin at the bottom and strive until the top is gained. Tom has proved that he pos- sesses this attribute, and regardless of where he starts in the Service, if real men win he can not fail to gain success and happiness. " ' Tom ' ' ' • • • ' " ' ' Bennie ' ' ' BEN WELLS PORTERFIELD Fifth District, West Virginia Bluefield West Virginia " Bring up the artillery ! " for the chief is already here. Older, wiser, more staid and conservative than the average ones of us, Bennie is an iron man in the Army. He makes every minute count toward developing himself either physically or mentally. His ideas and actions, never super- fluous or naive, will always receive manifold consideration, for they are of manifold worth. One cannot find a more steadfast friend nor a more conscientious, reliable, and resolute workman. Though he is a master at both work and play (witness New York weekends), Bennie has the admirable quality of seldom mixing them, a characteristic bound to make him a decided asset to all his future comrades-in-arms. 132 t! AMZI RUDOLPH QUILLIAN Ninth District, Georgia Gainesville Georgia Rudy ' s high sense of honor and dignity, coupled with innate common sense and independence, have won him a post on the Honor Committee and the admiration of his class. In spite of natural seriousness, Rudy has his moments of relaxation. One of these resulted in his joining the " 21 Club " and forsaking the ranks of a cadet Lieutenant. A clear head and eager ambition should insure his just reward in the service — he leaves us armed with the best wishes for immediate and lasting success. Even when he climbs to the very top, we will always remember Rudy as a Georgian of the old school and to us he will always be the Colonel. " Rud)i " • ••••• " Rd) ' RAYMOND WILLIAM RUMPH New York National Guard Brooklyn New York Few men have come to West Point with greater respect for our Alma Mater than did Ray, and after four years within these gray walls, that re ' spect is even more sincere. An ardent critic of all that appears wrong with the Academy, he has never ceased to strive to improve the " system " and to help West Point live up to its highest traditions. Ray possesses a tenacity of purpose, an unflinching conviction ot what is right, and a quick resentment of all that seems unjust. Uncle Sam will look far before rinding a more dependable man, one who will serve with more capability and energy and one of whom West Point can be more proud. 133 Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). LitrtilerKiiit (1); Boxing {4): Honor Committee {1); B. A. (1); A. B. (1). • •• • Corporal {3): Sergeant (2), Lieutenant (]); Football Stdtisticwn (4, 3, 2, 1), Gym- nasium (-;); Pinol (J); Rifle (3, 2), Assis- tant Manager (2). Hop Manager (4, 3, 2, 1); Camp Illumination {3, 1): Pistol Expert. • •••••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Captain (1); Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1), T umerals (4), Minor " A " (3, 2, J); Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1). ..- merals (4), Monogram (2); Cadft Chafiel Choir (3); Pistol Murl sman. • • • •• Assistant Manager of Football (3); Cadet Chapel Choir (3, 2); Cadet Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1); lOOth H-ight Show (4, 3, 2, I); A. B. (J). • • • • • • • •••••• ALVORD RUTHERFORD Third District, Oregon Washington District of Columbia Endowed with the heritage of an old Army family, Al lost no time in taking his place in the sun. Though keeping his academic ranking in hand, he found time for soccer and baseball, justly earning his letter in both. Younger, but by no means less mature than many ot his classmates, Al rapidly gained their respect. One glance at the tour stripes he wore, left no doubt as to the respect he commanded from the upper ' classmen. Though serious enough for the effi- cient performance of his work, Al possesses a genial and affable nature that will carry him far and bring him a host of friends. And the Class of ' 37 is among them. -AV • •••••• " Hugh " t HUGH SAWYER First District, North Carolina Elizabeth City North C.a.rolin.a. The gravest morning has never failed to be greeted by a robust song, signifying that once again Hugh has ' ' the world on a string. " Despite several minor skirmishes lost to the Tactical De- partment, and close battles with academics, he has managed, with his singing and good cheer, to keep his and our spirits above average. Hugh came from three years at Carolina, an accom- plished gentleman, adept in making friends, and possessing the personality that draws friends. Carefree and forgetful? — yes — but more incHned to forget the harsh and troublesome incidents. Four years with him have brought only one regret — that we are unable to live with him longer. 134 l« i VICTOR EDWARD SINCLAIR Army Sturgis South Dakota To SAY THAT Vic takes things in his stride is to put it mildly. " Haste makes waste " is his motto and he often shows us that the old adage is true. Methodical, deliberate, and precise, he never offers any unwanted advice or opinions, but when you ask him for his judgment it is usually as sound as Gibraltar. No man ever wanted to join the long gray line more than Vic, and no cadet has ever been more conscientious in keeping " the honor of the Corps untarnished and unsullied. " And when June 12th rolls round, we know that he ' ll have achieved this ambition. Vic likes to soldier, to bone fiction, and to play poker— when deuces aren ' t wild. -Vic " • • •••• ' ' Bumps ' CHARLES WILLIAM STARK, JR. Fourth District, New Jersey Trenton New Jersey From Trenton came a young man with the ani ' bition to graduate from the Point and " don the Army Blue. " Under no delusions about the rigors of the academic system, he withstood the gale in pitched battle, with desire and tenacity of purpose his chief defense. Now the scene changes — the storm is subsiding and the landing field looms ahead, with only a slight wind to aid in landing safely. Charlie has the valuable trait of making lasting friendships, can see both sides of the question, and can make those under him feel that their interests are also his — indispensable qualities of the successful Army officer. Au revoir, Charlie. 135 • •• •• CorpOfral (3); Sergeant (2); Cheer Leader (1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4); Pisto! Expert. • • • • •••••• • ••• • Sergeant (2); Acting Si;rgt ' diit (1); Lieu- tenant (]); Gymnasium (4); Pentathlon (3, 2). • ••• • Ciyrporal {3): Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (I); Assistant Manager of Lacrosse (3, 2), Manager of Lacrosse (I), Manager ' s Major " A " (I); Pistol Mar sman. • -• • • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TAYLOR Twenty ' fifth District, Pennsylvania Washington District of Columbia Older and more mature, only needing another year to be a college graduate before he entered the Academy, Frank calmly withstood the pro ' verbial plebe storms. Worry is unknown to him, and he enjoys the present to the utmost. Imbued with a philosophy that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, he makes use of his spare time (which he can always find) indulging in bull sessions and making friends. Generous and good-natured, a man of poise and knowledge, he is equally at ease among friends or strangers. He possesses those manly and gentlemanly quali ' ties most pleasing to those around him, and most likely to make him a credit to the Service. " " ' FranJC •••••• " Wi • •••• ELLIS EDMUND WILHOYT Nineteenth District, Illinois Champaign Illinois [i Arriving at West Point a mere boy, Wil leaves here a man, and an exceptionally fine one, too. When he came to West Point, he had no previous connection with " La vie militaire, " but quickly adapted himself to the new regime, and his suc ' cess while at West Point tells of his character better than words. A capable leader, an excel- lent student, with just the proper degree of conscientiousness and aggressiveness, tempered by an amiable disposition, he is well liked by everyone with whom he comes in contact. His trustworthiness and dependability, his intelli- gence and adaptability, are all characteristics which promise well for a successful future. 136 m JAMES STEPHEN BARKO Sixteenth District, Michigan Detroit Michigan Jimmy ' s habitually unruffled calm belies his good- natured desire for fun, which frequently leans toward the sensational. His first sensation, appearing in scarlet p.j.s at a plebe bath formation was temporarily forgotten when he starred in the sport he loves — hockey. Not content with making hockey history before the discerning fans of Canada and of the Academy, Goalie " B-ko " ably defended the net in lacrosse, pausing in the interim to build up an enviable academic record. He has made many friends by being a loyal friend himself. It ' s a privilege to wish you success and luck, Jimmy. We ' d like to stick with you be- cause we know you ' ll always be at the top. " Jimmy ' ' ' ' m w if if ic if if iK -k " ■B-hur5t " EDWIN BORDEN BROADHURST Fourth District, North Carolina Smithfield North Carolina B-HURST had the unenviable privilege of being one of the few men to go through two Plebe years in a row, the one at Citadel making this appear a veritable deadbeat by comparison. Never one to take the easy way, he gave up Year- ling Christmas to prove to a cynical department that English turnouts could be passed, and his persistence in talking ' ' thisaway " sometimes bor- ders on defiance. Seriously, though, his athletic and academic records describe him best. His perseverance finally won him an " A " squad berth and a letter, while a refusal to call it quits boned him file after file academically. Humor, gener- osity, persistence -these qualities are his and should carry him far in his search for success. m Corpora] 0); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Hockey (4, 3, 2, 1), ' H.umerali (4), tAxnor " A " (3, 2, 1); lacrosse {4, 3, 2), Hu- merals (4). •• •• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2): Lieutenant (1); Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1), Humerals (4), Mono- gram (2), Minor " A " (l); Assistant Manager of Baseball (3); track (4, 3); Pentathlon (2); Class Historian (3); Camp Illumination (1). ••••• AssisWtit Manager of Gymnasntm (}, 2), Manager of Gymnasium (1), Manager ' s Minor " A " {!).■ Swimming (4, 3); Traci; (4); Pentathlon Q, 2); Pistol Marl sman. • •••••• Corporal (J); Sergeant (2); Rifie (4, 3, 2), Captain-elect o Ri ie (1); Cadet Cdafiel Choir (4, 3, 2, J); Glee Club (l); Pistol Expert. PARKER CALVERT Thirteenth District, Illinois Washington District of Columbia An Army Brat from ' way back, " P.K. ' ' entered West Point with no false illusions concerning the life which was to be his for four long years. Beset with his share of the trials and tribulations so well ' known to us all, he overcame his every difficulty with a singleness of aim that made him blind to all else save the pursuit of his one ideal — he wanted the Cavalry. His every effort has been marked with a wholeheartedness and de- termination to succeed that even defeat itself would never smother. Abounding with good- nature and generous impulses, he will, we feel certain, win the friendship of all those with whom he may become associated in the future. ' T.k: • •••••• " T.C. THOMAS CHARLES COMPTON Hawaii National Guard Bellevue Ohio " Who .A.RE YOU, ' sad-faced ' man? " This question was asked T.C. upon his arrival at the Point. But instead of tagging Tom as " sad-face " for four years, this nickname was dropped during the plebe hike. Love of music and an ability to entertain made him the center of all our gatherings on the summer cruise, and, later, on the football return trips. He even had us singing while returning from Philly in ' 34. When he is not rendering a bit of " Stout-Hearted Men, " T.C. can be found maybe studying but usually reading or drawing up some plan. Nothing has been able to change this merry outlook so the Field Artillery will get at least one man who will make lite in that branch not easier but more enjoyable. 138 II • •••••• COY LYMAN CURTIS Senatorial Thatcher Arizona The I ' HRASE " good old Curt " probably describes him better than any long eulogy could. He is always unaffected — always reliable. A man with a smile as open as his native Arizona. A man whom every plebe visualized as a warm though exacting friend. A cadet with a generous sprinkling of the qualities ot the old Army mule. A soldier proved by his justly proud disciplinary record. A man among men, as exhibited by his wrestling ability, a real classmate — a tact evi- denced by the real esteem in which we hold him, and by the fact that we ' ll do anything for him. In short, a true cadet, a tine soldier, a real man, and a great friend. ' ' Curt ' ' ' • •••••• ' Ddve ' HORACE GREELEY DAVISSON Third District, Mississippi RuLEViLLE Mississippi From a lowly Plebe to a Company Captain hasn ' t changed Dave one single bit. He is still the same easy-going, likeable chap from " Miss ' tppi, Suh! " An attack of pneumonia lengthened his stay at the Point to five years, but in the end it probably helped him more than harmed him. One wouldn ' t call him lazy or i ndifferent, but he would much rather read a good book or magazine than spend time on studies, procrastinating in that respect until the last available minute. He has a way with him and he ' ll succeed in the branch he gets — his choice is the Judge Advocate General ' s Department. We hope he gets it. 139 Sergeant (2); Wrestling (4, . " A " (2); Pistol Sharpshooter, 2), Minor • •••••• Corporal (3); First Sergednt (2), Ciiptam (1): Football {4, 3. 2, I), Humerah (4). " C " Squad Coach (3, 2, 1); Wrestling (-(J, Hoc ey (3); Manager of Boxing (I), Man ager ' s ' Minor " A " (I), Baseball (4, 3, i), Cadet Chapel Choir (2, I); Glee Club (I), Pistol Marksman. Ri ie Mar(;sman. • • •••••• Academic Coach (J, 2, 1); Cadet Players (2, 1); Pistol Sharpshooter. • • ••• Hou ' itzer (4, 3, 2, l), Assistant Business Manager (1 " ). • • WILLIAM GEORGE EASTON Third District, Minnesota Stillwater Minnesota Perhaps you have passed by South Barracks on winter afternoons and heard the wailing notes of a soprano floating forth on the evening air. Bill and his vie conspire to produce these operatic repertoires; they represent a fair example of his taste in the arts, which is considerably more cultivated than that of the average cadet. Bill is widely read and it shows in his conversation, for he can talk on a variety of topics. Ordinarily quiet and a little aloof, he comes to the fore when an argument develops, and holds strong opinions on most subjects. He is likeable, a good organ- izer, and should meet with success in any of his endeavors. ' Bill " • • • • " Gdle " GALE EUGENE ELLIS Tw enty-sixth District, Pennsylvania i||h ' Beaver Falls Pennsylvania j||||l " The most even ' tempered man I ever knew, " you | might say if you knew him well. This sunny- dispositioned Dutchman, from the big town that Pittsburgh is near, possesses the equanimity of a far greater man than he is. But underneath that good-natured exterior lies a touch of personal ambition and an acute accuracy in forming judg- ments — two invaluable assets. The law ot aver- ages, whatever that may be, is his paternoster and his credo. A good gambler, win or lose, he elects to take the Air Corps, although he has strong leanings toward an indulgent lite in the Coast Artillery. He might well take the Cavalry — but he won ' t. ••• 140 • •••• JOSEPH HARPER HODGES, JR. Third District, Florida Apalachicola Florida Climate, they say, plays a large part in the forma- tion of character and habits. And this is cer- tainly true in the case of the gentleman from Florida. His attitude and manner are as whole- some and refreshing as the warm moonlit nights by sand and sea of which he speaks so highly. Though not exactly a goat Joe definitely has his troubles with the academic departments. Since having his wings clipped by the men with the caduceus Joe has made up his mind to bone dough- boys. And so the Infantry rises higher in our estimation. With the T.D. he gets along splen- didly, for his maxim is " Play the game according to the rules. " And he does. ' 7oe " • ••••• " Charlie ' CHARLES SHERMAN HOYT, JR. Senatorial San Diego California Who can forget that famous summer of ' jj when a quiet, tousled-haired youngster ran to ranks sans tie and later scared his wives to death by producing a bottle of Glover ' s Mange Cure? Or that afternoon when Joe Piram announced— " For Army at 13,5 pounds, Hoyt ' 7 He is a fast runner and a yachtsman, too. Many are the evenings a delighted group has listened to his violin or perused his drawings of slim beauties. A good arguer he almost convinced Joe Hodges that California oranges really are the best. An admirer of Germany, always open to new ideas, and always benevolent- Charlie has won a place in the hearts of ' 37. • • • • • Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (1); Rijie (4, 3, 2); Equipment Committee (1); Howitzer (4); Pistol Sharpshooter. • • ••• Cross Country (2. I): BoAing (4), H " - merals (4); Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Pointer Doubles Tennis Champwnshtp (3, 1): Pointer (2); Pistol Marksman. • •••••• IS Sergeant (2); Acting Sergeant (I); Base- hdll (3); Pentathlon (2, i); Ring Com- mittee (4, 3, 2, 1); Pistol Sharpshooter. • ••••• Sergeant (2); Soccer (4, 3, 2, I), ? umera]s (4), Minor " A " (2, 1); Basi etball (4, 3, 2); Acolyte (1); Pistol Marksman: Ri ie Ex- pert. • •• ••• EDGAR JOHN INGMIRE Twenty ' ninth District, New York Saratoga Springs New York Ed, this real " T " Company " gnome, " came here from historic Saratoga Springs and has been going strong ever since. Though not overly interested in social activities he has made up for this by his interest in the other activities of the Corps. Canoeing in the summer, riding and fishing in the spring and fall, and pentathlon all year ' round have found much of his time. In short, he prefers the sest of the outdoors in his activities, and this love is reflected in his wholesome appearance and personality. Quick in his analyses, frank in his opinions, versatile in his accomplishments — his success will be the natural result of his marked all-around abiUty. ' ' Ed ' • • •••• ' Bud ' BERNARD PETER MAJOR Army Sackets Harbor New York From July, 193,2, to June, 193,7, is a long time, but Bud seems to be doing quite well under the strain. His never-ending energy and vitality appall those of us who didn ' t serve as regular soldiers before entering the Academy. To see him prepare his room tor inspection is a revelation, and his nonchalant attitude toward difficulties, coupled with his whole-hearted consideration of other people, is uplifting. He likes books, music, soccer, hockey, and peanuts; hates to study; loves to sleep with only one blanket, although he prefers the heat of Georgia to the cool breezes of Lake Ontario. Field Artillery is his choice as a branch, but what he really wants is the Army. 142 ID « JAMES YOUNG PARKER Third District, Texas TVLER Texas Quiet, silent man trom Texas dynamite and a whirlwind ot energy at any sport- lover of foot- ball, horses, and fair play— a Goat Plebe year, Engineer First Class year — leader of men (and of femmes) — studious and hard working, but full of the right kind of fun at the right time — stern disciplinarian — a friend of all— looked up to and respected by all who meet him — file boner in a quiet way — spoony — never " non ' reg " (except for the dummy shoes under the bed) — temperate and sensible about his actions at all times — staunch supporter ot the Corps, its Honor and Traditions— -above all a Cadet, a Gentleman, and a Man — Parker, J. Y. • •••••• ' Jim " " JAMES NIXON PEALE, JR. At Large Schenectady New York To the casual observer, Jmi appears a quiet, well-mannered young man, but his friends know he ' s as full of mischief as a chimpanzee. Let any- thing start within tiring range and he is sure to be mixed up in it. Jim ' s pet hobby is military history. He is always ready to discuss the sub- ject, and can name the latest tonnages from Jayne ' s Fighting Ships or describe a Napoleonic campaign with equal facility. In spite of the foregoing foibles, Jim has an abundance of good traits. He is unselfish, and evinces a willingness to cooperate whenever called on a characteristic that, coupled with his ability, will carry him far in Uncle Sam ' s Army. 143 Corporal (3): Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (1); Assistant Manager of Wrestling (3. 2), Manager of Wrestling (1). • •••••• Cross Country (2); Swimming {4, 3, 2), Monogram (3); Pentathlon (J, 2); Pistol Sharpshooter. o ' ' " rT • • • • •••••• TRANQUIL, purposeful, rich in present oppor ' tunities and future promises; that has been life in " F " Company during the past years. Coopera ' tion has been the keynote, and effortless discipline the result. Some might charge that we were over- serious; but memories of stupendous boodle fights, perennial bull sessions, raucous drags, and devas- tating water fights belie that rumor. " Carefree but not careless " better describes us. We ' re proud of " F " Company. But not with the pride that thrives on trophies, ribbons, inter- murder scalps, star men and athletes, nor yet with the pride that boasts of indifference, sluggoids, • ••••••• Lieutenant Robbins Barko, J. S. Broadhurst, E. B. Calvert, P. Compton, T. C. Curtis, C. L. Davisson, H. G. Easton, W. G. FIRST Reeves, J. H. Register, C. L. Ressegieu, F. E. Rook, L. H. Russell, D. C. Schermerhorn, J.G . Stegmaier, R. M. CLASS Ellis, G. E. Sunya, M. Hodges, J. H. Teeter, E. M. Hoyt, C. S. Ingmire, E. J. Major, B. P. Parker, J. Y. Thompson, F. M Travis, W. B. Westover, C. B. Peale, J. N. WilKams, R. G. • •••••• red comforter squads and qu ill. Long after these trivialities have become legends, we will remember with quiet satisfaction the camaraderie that in four years has cemented the bonds of respect and affection to include " the whole twenty-seven. " To us the friendships we have made have been the most important item of our cadet life; their permanence will be a measure of our success. Friendships have not been limited to members of a single class. To our future " brother shave-tails " we extend sincere wishes for cadet years as pleasant as ours have been and ask of them only that they carry on as the traditions of " F " Company, the traditions of the Corps. I 144 I illlW.ik-UW ' ' iiiiif FIRST PLATOON mill y, ifciriAit»i " iiiiir SECOND PLATOON BPj| B B[. ■lit i.-.c .. ' . - H SH H I imii THIRD PLATOON 145 Tract (3); Camp IHummation (3); Com- pany Howitzer Representative (4, 3, 2, l); Pointer (4, 3); lOOth Night Show. • •••••• Cmporal (3); Sergeant (2); Z-ieutenant (I); Hockey (4, 3, 2, 1), Minor " A " (2, I); Trac (4); Pistol Sharpshooter. • • • • • •••••• JAMES HAYNES REEVES, JR. Fifth District, Georgia Atlanta Georgia It takes a while to know Jimmie, but it ' s worth the effort. He is blessed with an analytical mind, and an aptitude for mathematics. The habit ot making plans before major moves is well estab- lished in his life. Judgment beyond his years and natural ability make Sunshine a worthwhile companion; sincerity and a cooperative spirit make him a good friend. Mention the word " rebel, " or criticize a Southern general and this loyal Georgian gives vent to the proverbial spirit behind his reddish-brown hair — a true champion of the Southland. Jimmie is proud to be from Georgia, and Georgia and the South may well be proud of him. ' ' Sunshine ' " • • •••• ' ' Charley ' CHARLES LEWIS REGISTER Fourth District, California Phil. delphia Pennsylvania ' j Conscientiousness is the keynote of his character. If you want a job to be well done, ask Charley, and, whether manual work or supervision be required, he can do it and do it well. An excellent student whenever mathematical reasoning and precision could be applied, his academic worries were con- cerned only with English. Athletically, he has skated to fame, but although hockey was his forte, " intermurder " proved him an able athlete in many other sports. Charley ' s devotion to the hops should be mentioned for there were few that he did not attend. We know he doesn ' t need It, but here ' s wishing him the best of luck and success in everything. 146 i 1 FRED EARL RESSEGIEU Iowa National Guard Sioux City Iowa Present events forecast the tuture — on this assumption we find here the foundations of a brilliant career. Not content with being just a star man, Re;:y has delved into the various activities ot the Corps. Baseball, the Pointer, and the Honor Committee have claimed his spare moments, and in all, as the record of his activities indicates, his ability has received marked recog ' nition. He has kept a devotion to West Point and to its ideals. Judged from his cadet record and his interest in things military, Fred will have no difficulty in the Army and will carry on to bigger and better successes and to greater triumphs. ' Frit:: • •••••• ' ' Lcroy ' " LEROY HUBERT ROOK Army S. YRE Oklahom.a, " Savoir faire " — a quality characteristic of Le- roy. A sturdy son of the Southwest, soldier, student, and congenial friend, he has that easy manner and sense of proportions born of varied experiences. He can always be counted on in a tight spot and has that desirable faculty of being able to fulfil a task without file-boning and being able to steal a few hours on his red comforter without establishing himself on the red comforter squad. Add to these qualities an unswerving loyalty to that which he believes to be right and you have not only Leroy ' s philosophy, you have the man himself — a dependable roommate and a real man. Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenar t (]); Stars (4, 3, 2, J), A.«istant Manager of Baseball (3, 2), Manager (1), Manager ' s Major " A " (1); Election Committee (2, I); Honor Committee (i); Pointer (4. 3, 2, 1), Circulation Manager (I); lOOth A[ight Show (4); Pistol Marl{sman. •••••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Gvmnasium (4, 3); Pistol Expert. 147 • •••••• Assistant Manager of Boxing (3); Camp lUumination (1); lOOth A[ight Show (4); Color Lines (3); Pistol Sharpsliooter. • •••• • Corporal (3): Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (l); Football (4, 3, 2, I), Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1), ii(merals (4), Minor " A " (.3, 2), Cafitain o Wrestling (]), Baseball (4, l); Lacrosse (3, 2). DAN CASHEMERE RUSSELL Minnesota National Guard St. Paul Minnesota Danny, a paternalist in principle, a liberalist in spirit, is a wise man who aims to select only the very best of everything — including his entry into the Academy and his charming life-mate. Well equipped with mental capacity beyond the needs of the academic departments, Dan prefers to de- vote his time to outside reading, cultivating his literary knowledge, acquainting himself with up-to-date world development, and above all perfecting his instinctive artistic aptitude. Be- neath a happy-go-lucky exterior are found a true spirit of loyalty, obedience, friendship, sacrifice, and determination to accomplish his goal. All of which augur well for his future. ' ' Danny ' ' •••••• ' ' Jac}( JOHN GAMBLE SCHERMERHORN Fourth District, Michigan Mendon Michigan ' j " Local boy makes good at West Point. " So read Jack ' s podunk at the end of his first six months in the Corps. Jack received quite a bit of hazing from his classmates because of that article, but now he can point with pride to any such article for he has truly made good at West Point. In- fluenced by an upper classman to take up wrest- ling, he became captain-elect ot that sport. In academics, too. Jack ranked among the leaders of his class. Ordinarily modest and unassuming, he is well liked by all his classmates. Little won- der, in view of his sincerity, capability, and thoughtfulness. So long, Jack. Your podunk may well be proud of you. 14S I • • • • • ROBERT MAURICE STEGMAIER Sixth District, Maryland Cumberland Maryland Steggy was outstanding on the baseball and soccer fields, was fully capable in academics and military duties, and had a host of friends. Yet, having said all that, we haven ' t begun to explain what made him a perfect roommate during four long years. We never ceased to marvel at the strength of character that kept him, during those years, the same unassuming, conscientious fellow that strolled through the east sallyport July i, 1933. West Point has left its mark on him, as on the rest of us, but nothing could alter his steadfast philosophy. Sincere, hard-working, loyal, de- pendable— he is assured of ultimate well ' deserved success. ' Steggy " •••• " ' Knobby ' ' MANOB SURIYA Foreign Cadet Bangkok SlAM Genuineness is the word that torms the basis ot Knobby ' s character. When he takes an interest in a subject he does not do anything half way. Patient, generous, ambitious — never ready to accept anything blindly — an earnest devotion to ideals well tempered with common sense. Com- ing from far off aristocratic Siam with the ideals of youth he has not been influenced too greatly by our democratic principles, but has taken the best this country has to offer, enlarged upon his youthly principles, and is now ready to do more than his share toward the development and ad ' vancement of his country. We ' ll all miss you, Knobby — true gentleman and loyal friend — and we wish you the best of luck. Sergeant (2); Soccer (4, 3, 2, l), Captain of Soccer (1), Minor " A " (3, 2, I); Base- ball {4, 3, 2, 1), Major " A " (2, J); Acolyte (1); Catholic Sunday School Teacher (3, 2, 1); Comparty Pointer Representative (2). • ••• Soccer (4, 3); Gymnasium (4, 3), 7 u- merals (4); Pointer Doubles Tennis Cham- pionship (1); Color Lines (1). 149 • •••••• Si(i Club (2, 1). liXlth Kighl Slww (3): Pistol Expert. • • • • Stars (2), Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Academic Coach (J, 2); Glee Club (3, 2, I); lOOth :N(ight Show (3, 2, 1); Color Lines CD- EDGAR MAJOR TEETER Twentieth District, Pennsylvania Oil City Pennsylvania ' ' Teeter is a quiet, modest lad " was the pc dunk ' s description of the new cadet from Oil City. During the first of Plebe year, this phrase seemed an accurate description, but after closer association his classmates found the description entirely inadequate. It was not difficult, how ever, to change one ' s first opinion of Ed, and to form one that will remain through life. His Engineer ranking in the academic field shows ambition and determination as well as intelligence and resourcefulness. He faces his problems with an open mind and a keen understanding. His sincerity, integrity, and kind consideration of others have made him a true friend and fore ' shadow an excellent officer. ' ' Ed " S • ••••• " jFred " • • ••• • FREDERICK MILLER THOMPSON First District, Kansas Los Angeles California For a man who had the audacity to read five novels in a week during the trying days of Year- ling academics one can easily imagine how most of his evening study hours were spent. Although Frog kept him from wearing stars the first two years, he won them as a matter of course second class year by tearing himself away from Esquire or Liberty for an hour each night after an after- noon session with the red comforter. Many a low-ranking and hardworking goat has gazed with awe at Fred ' s easygoing routine. A fine personality which won many friends, and a de ' termination to master any problem which presents itself will serve him well in his chosen branch. 150 • •••• WILLIAM BARRETT TRAVIS Sixth District, New Jersey RiDGEwooD New Jersey Bill did not start out with us, being one ot those men who are taking West Point on the five ' year plan. Avowedly a goat, only his perseverance and hard work have brought him to his goal. But he has won out, as we knew he would. An excellent gymnast on the parallel bars, his contests with academics have thwarted his best efforts in that direction- to the detriment ot Army ath- letics. Yet his ready ability to see the brighter side of life plus an easy informality and convivi ' ality make him a welcome addition to any social occasion. A good wife, a solid friend, a hard worker — the future is promising. Our best wishes go with you into the Service, Bill. ' Biir • •••••• CHARLES BAINBRIDGE WESTOVER Thirty-second District, New York Washington District of Columbia " He fitted this envir onment perfectly. " Noth- ing can be said more truthfully of Westy than this. He came prepared, knowing what lay before him and what he wanted to accomplish. His career as a cadet in every phase which he chose to work at is enviable. As an athlete, he excelled in swimming; as a cadet he was ef- ficient and a natural leader; his facile drawing-pen and humor have been a source of constant amuse- ment; as a student only he failed to make an excellent impression, not due to any lack of ability, but rather to a desire to improve himself along more practical lines. Judging the future by the past, he will go far as an Army officer. • • • • • • • Corporal (.1). G Tviumerals (4). un i4, J, 2, 1), •••••• Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (2); Lieu- tenant and Battalion Adjutant (1), Swim- wimg (4, 3, 2, I), -Numerals (4), Minor " A " (3, 2, 1); Tracl{ {4): Pentathlon (3, 2); Class Treasurer (3); Hop Manager (4, 3, 2. 1 ),■ Pointer (1 ), Assistant Art Editor (I); Pistol Marifsman. • • • • • • ••• • FomttT {}), Pistol Marksman. • ••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting Ser geant (I); Gymnasium (3); Trac}{ (3): S}{i Club (2, 1); Coynpany Howitzer Repre ' sentative (3, 2, 1); Pistol Marhsman- RICHARD GATES WILLIAMS Fourth District, Mississippi Calhoun City Mississippi Willie spent practically his whole Plebe year trying to learn the tune of " Mississippi Mud, " and rumor has it that he once carried his trunk locker up tour flights ot stairs to paste his name- card thereon (he is inclined to be a trifle absent- minded). After three vict orious struggles with the academic department Willie came into his own and found his niche close to the ranks ot the Engineers. Never prone to drive himself, he has tound much solace in his red comtorter during his stay at the Academy. Naturally shy and re- tiring, generous to a fault, intensely loyal and a true friend, Willie will have no trouble establish- ing himself wherever he may be. " Wilhe " • •••••• • • ••• " B!dc (ie ' ' WILLIAM LAFAYETTE BLACK Fifth District, Louisiana Monroe Louisiana ' " Let ' s go watch the team practice awhile. " Upon my refusal, away goes Bill with a parting shot about " people who bone red comforter — " and leaves me to accomplish the impossible task of trying to make you know him as I do. A confirmed rebel from Louisiana; positive in his beliefs and ready to back them up. Doesn ' t spare himself and sees no reason to e.xpect less of others. Possessor of an old-school politeness. Always on the go; has always disliked laziness. Generous with his friends, but equally hard on those who incur his dislike. A sharp tongue behind lips that smile easily. The type of man one would trust with an important mission. 152 COLOR GUARD W ELMER CARL BLAHA First District, New Jersey Camden New Jersey Elmer is strong, resolute, and selt-contained. When he assigns himself to a task he does it with a dogged persistency that is rendered highly effective by an alertness to seise and make the most of every opportunity. He is apt at aca ' demies and music, and is always ready to enter into anything which will make life more pleasant at West Point. He sees things as they are with keen insight. He is not a habitual ' ' hopoid " but gets in his due amount of time at Cullum, and woe be to the girl who speaks German! With graduation we ' ll not say " Good-bye " to Elmer but just " Good luck, " for we ' re sure to meet again. ' ' Elmer ' ' • •••••• ' Torp " ' ' CHARLES WILLIAM BLAUVELT Twenty-third District, New York New York New York A CONFIRMED goat and doughboy from the begin- ning of Plebe academics, Bill was never troubled by such incidentals as studies, or even a few area tours, his " Wednesday and Saturday afternoon strolls " as he styled them. The captivating pictures and snapshots of the Pointer issues are contributions from Bill ' s most prominent hobby, his camera. Bill, however, was an e.xtremely practical goat. When he was subjected to pressure, his answer was determined resistance, as the three stars on his bathrobe, or his feats of going twenty-two and twenty-three days without a demerit to earn a week-end will testify. In addition, he ' s always pleasant. Bill, we predict, will enjoy complete success as an Infantry officer. 155 Corporal (3); Battalion Sergeant Major (2); Lieutenant (1), Soccer (4. 2), iuraerals (4); Bo.ving (3, 2). Baseball (4), Tiumerals (4): Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, I), Lecture Comm. (1); Howitzer (4, 3, 1), Pointer (1); Cadet Orchestra (3, 2, 1), Concert Orchestra (1), 100th Hight (2). • •••••• Pointer (1); Camera (1). lOOth 7 (ight Show Construction Crew {4, 3, 2). Pistol Sharpshooter. Sergeant (2); Acting Sergeant (1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Hop Manager {4, 3, 2, 1): Chairman of Hop Committee (I); Glee Club (J, J); Pistol Marffsman. •• Sergeant (2); Acolyte (l). JOHN WHITELAW BROWNING At Large Gainesville Florida " Got any boodle? " Numberless times this cheerful inquiry has resounded through my battered brain cells. Jack is a firm believer in the Napoleonic maxim ' ' an army travels on its stomach " and it sometimes seems that he is trying to solve the entire transportation problem by himself. But despite his numerous trips to the Boodlers, his dragging abilities continue to shine with an untarnished brilliance which is eminently fitting in the Senior Hop Manager of the class. When not engaged in a ten-round bout with his red comforter, he is a tennis player of no mean ability, while his golden voice in Glee Club and Choir is well-known throughout the class. Ver- satile, affable, and capable — Jack. " M ( " J ••••• " Sugar ' " WILLIAM JOSEPH CAIN, JR. Thirteenth District, New Jersey |||| Bayonne New Jersey ||I|| The dark handsome flanker of " G " Company — j sweet to the femmes and sincere to his colleagues — adroitly describes Sugar Cain. He, like so many of us, once thrilled to the gray-legs on parade — he set his goal and you know the rest. Quietly and sensibly he has lived his four years of apprenticeship, and although he has had a tew minor skirmishes, he has never been out-flanked by either the Tactical or Academic Departments. There ' s a wholesomeness, a buoyancy, about him that draws people to him. He will never have to worry about success; Sugar ' s level head and steady spirit, brightened by his perpetual smile, will bring him all he needs. • ••••• 156 STANLEY lOHN CHERUBIN Army Utica New York Stan, possessing one ot the most colorful dis positions in the class, is entirely liked by all, largely because of his consideration tor the feelings of others. Independent to the proper degree, he is serious only when occasion demands and then arouses prompt respect with his efficiency. Likely to be found in merry company, his contagious laugh usually stands out above the rest. At times inclined to be lazy, he nevertheless does his work with consistent success and never has been stymied by academics. His steady nature and unfailing dependability have impressed them- selves deeply upon us and certainly will enable him to make his mark in the Service. ' Stan ' • •• A ' ' Fatso ' ' WILLIAM RAY CLINGERMAN, JR. Sixth District, Indiana Clinton Indiana To say that Fatso hasn ' t an enemy in the world is to tell but half the story; from classroom to athletic field his good humor and ready wit have won him a host of friends. His tame for an uncanny ability to locate well-hidden edibles is corps-wide, and his inevitable " Drag out the boodle! " has become a slogan among the " Gnomes. " After a year at Purdue, he found academics easy with plenty of time to bone fiction, when he wasn ' t helping some less fortunate Plebe or Yearling pass the writs. Ray ' s con- genial temperament, coupled with an unselfish nature that is rarely equaled and never surpassed, should assure him success in the Army as com- plete as he has enjoyed at West Point. 157 Wrtsthng (4. J, J). DiJccuc Soaety (4, 3). • • • Corfioral (3); Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (1). • • • • • •••••• • •••• • Corf)3ral (3): First Sergeant (2); Acting First Sergeant (]), Cuptdin (1); Stars (3, 2, ] I. Soccer (4). 7 Jumera!s (4); Assistajit Manager Hocf(ev (3, 2), Miinager (I), Mmor " A " (I); Board of Governors, First Class Club (1); Pointer (4, 3. 2, l). Busi- ness Manager (i). Pistol Marfjsman. •••••• Cross Country (4), T umerals (4), Trac (4, 3); Pistol Mari(sman. • • • • • ••• •• JACK NORMAN DONOHEW Second District, Missouri Slater Missouri We didn ' t know all Jack ' s qualities when we first began to like him during Beast Barracks. Not until he drove the Corps during yearling deadbeat did we fully recognize his ability as a soldier, nor until stars twinkled on his collar did we know he was a Tau Beta Pi graduate of the University of Missouri. An engineer in his own right, Jack thinks quickly and accurately, acts speedily, and goes to bed early. Lacking a six ' foot physique, he skipped athletics tor brain work as a member of the Pointer Board and as manager ot the hockey team. Transferring to captain ' ' G " Company First Class year, the gnomes found him to be what others knew three years before — one of the best. ' ' Jac}( ' ■ -■ ■ •• ¥ " Fred " FREDERICK JOHN DOOLEY Second District, Rhode Island Providence Rhode Island ' j The first thought we have ot Fred is that ot his unfailing cheerful nature, of his penetrating smile, and ot his spontaneous wit. It is these charac- teristics that are most prominent — he positively radiates good fellowship and humor. But his character goes much deeper. Never one to broadcast his application, yet we know that underneath his external success lies sincere and persevering work. This outer congeniality, con- tagious in its breadth, coupled with his inner sincerity, has gained for him a host of true triends, and it is without a word ot doubt that we know these valuable assets will carry him through a successful career. 158 JASPER NEWTON DURHAM Eighth District, Missouri Salem Missouri Quiet and loyal, willing and dependable— to these traits apparent from our first days with him in Beast Barracks, Jasper has added the best that West Point has offered. From a rather shaky beginning in plebe math, Jasp has gone ahead to develop what might with a little file- boning take on the appearance of an engineer complex, or at least belie that sobriquet " Fessoid. " HoW ' ever, the Boodlers and one well-worn red comfor- ter have always been more inviting. Famous as the " Marconi of South Barracks, " Jasp ' s sub rosa experiments in the realms of radio and his very evident aptitude at studies of a mechanical nature bear ample promise that he will be a real success in his chosen branch — the Air Corps. " Jdsp " G • •••••• " £Hie " NOEL HOUK ELLIS Twenty-tourth District, Illinois Fairfield Illinois Once matriculated at the University of Chicago, Ellie has earned the respect and admiration of all ot us who have known him well, and this respect is evidenced by his being selected as the Honor Representative of his Company. Though not a grind, he stands within the first ' io in his class, and has found plenty of time to help others not so fortunate along academic lines. He was always ready for a B. S. session or a boodle-fight, and his cry of " Hi, Natch " is one of the watchwords of a certain select set. His devil-may-care attitude only partially conceals his sincere desire to suc- ceed. In all, a likeable fellow, and one whom we ex pect to go far in his chosen profession. 150 Acting Corporal (3); Strgfciiil (2); Pustoi Marksman. • •••••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (J); Honor Committee (J); Corn- parry Pointer Representative (2); Pistol Shar jshooter. • • • • • ••• •• OUR company is not perfect — a man-made Utopia is still a vision — but we feel that it is as perfect as any community can be, made up as ours is of representatives from every section of a great nation — a melting pot of diversified tastes, habits, personalities, emotions, backgrounds, and ambitions. From this polyglot of elements has been molded the highest ideals of Duty, Honor, Country, around which have been welded the bonds of fellowship that will exist as long as the Class of ' 37 exists. We are runts — and proud of it. We have our Goats, our Red Comforter artists, our indifferent Bucks — and we ' re proud of them — but to prove • •••• Black, W. L. Hobbs, E. C. Blaha, E. C. Low, C. R. Blauvelt, C. W. McAfee, C. M. Browning, J. W. McGee, G. A. Cain, W. J. Maliszewski,GM Cherubin, S. J. Met:. T. M. FIRST G CLASS Clingerman, W. R. Mitchim, C. F. Donohew, J. N. Ostrander, D. R. Dooley, F. J. Prentiss, A. M. Durham, J. N. Steely, O. B. Ellis, N. H. Worcester, W. J. George, M. S. Young, C. G. t • •• • •• that we have men at the top of the heap as well, it is only necessary to take judicial notice of the Stars, the Stripes, and the Corps Squad A ' s awarded to the Gnomes of South Barracks. Because of this fellowship that binds the top to the bottom, the Goats to the Engineers, our four years here have been more profitable and more pleasant. We offer neither regrets nor remedies. We leave it as it is, with the hope that future " G " Company Gnomes will keep the same spirit and, upon their graduation, say as we are saying, " If we had it to do over — we ' re glad we don ' t — but if we did, we ' d certainly spend the four years in ' G ' Company. " 160 • I I umi Tiiiif FIRST PLATOON UULI SECOND PLATOON llllll THIRD PLATOON 161 Corf-oriil (3); Sergeant (2); Acting First Sergeant (J); Z-ieutenant (1); Cross Coun- tr (3), Monogram (3); Tracl{ (4, 3); Pistol Marksman. • ••••• Pistol Marlfsmiin, Rifle Sliarfishooter. • •••••• MAX SHIELDS GEORGE Sixth District, Pennsylvania PUNXSUTAWNEY PENNSYLVANIA Maxie hails from the land ot coal and floods and a town called Punxsutawney. His rise to a lieutenant was not through file-boning, but through his quiet way of getting things done. Never in a " storm " he drifts along easily much to the envy ot us all. He has the knack ot leaving his room at the first note of assembly and getting into ranks by the last. The generals of CuUum Hall rarely see him. Max very seldom sees a first or a last section in academics, but studies along in the middle of the class hoping to make the Field Artillery. Possessed of all the at ' tributes of an ofiicer and a gentleman, Max will certainly be welcome in any branch of the Service. " Maxie " • •••••• " Eddie " EDWARD CHYNOWETH HOBBS Eighth District, Minnesota San Francisco California Having been raised on various and sundry army posts and towns, Ed ' s embarkation on the mili ' tary career came as a matter of course. After a noble start Plebe year, storms and squalls in the form of Tactical and Academic Departments threw him off his course towards the commission goal. However, the same calm and phlegm that characterized his daily behavior and frustrated many a week-end drag permitted him to ride the bad seas of Yearling year with no mishap greater than a belated arrival at the destination of gradu ' ation. We bid him adieu with the knowledge that the qualities that pulled him through the various risky jousts with the system will assure him that success in the Army which we wish him. 162 • •• ••• I CURTIS RAYMOND LOW Massachusetts National Guard Needham Heights Massachusetts Determination and good nature in one is a rare combination but Curt is a rare individual. Plebe year he decided it would be nice to wear chevrons and he has been wearing them ever since. But no one can accuse him of file-boning for he has gone far out ot his way to avoid hurting other people ' s feelings. Academics have never worried him, still he stands well above the middle of his class. Curt has two hobbies, music and outboard motorboat racing. He is the only cadet ever to represent West Point in the Intercollegiate Out- board Races. Curt entered the Academy from a Cavalry unit, but has switched his allegiance from " Gray Dawns " to " Big Berthas. " ' ' Curt ' ' ' •••• " Mac " CHARLES MOSES McAFEE, JR. Army Kno.wille Tennessee Determined to make the Engineers and Panama, Mac is busy concentrating his heavy artillery on the Academic Department. An ardent " boner " of tenths, he places preparation tor S. I. second to the tenth sheet. Frank and independent, he veils his affection for friends with gently biting sarcasm. Fiery and stubborn as are all true rebels, this son of the South, though acquiescent when shown to be in error, covers his argu- ments with deep thought and convincing logic. Conscientious and hard-working, (though not unacquainted with the red comforter) Mac is, according to our predictions, a certainty to rise to the top. 163 Corporal (3); Sergeant (2). Lieutenant (1): Hockey (4, 3, 2, 1). Ski Club (2, J), Cadet Concert Orchestra (I). Equipment Com- mittee (!); Pistol Sharpshooter. •• ••• Corporal (3), Sergeant (2); Football (4); Howitzer (2). • •••• • • •• ••• Acting Corporal (3); Corporal (3); Ser- geant (2); Lieutenant (1); Lacrosse (3,2,1); Mortogram (3). • •••••• Wrestling (4, 3 : Pistol Miir((sman. IP GEORGE ALEXANDER McGEE, JR. Senatorial, Minnesota MiNOT North Dakota A SUCCESSFUL exponent of self-sufficiency, Maggie takes life as it comes. Plebe year was safely passed before we saw him smile, but now his own ready wit makes life more enjoyable tor all. Wears chevrons, and in an exemplary manner. Was one of the " finds " in intra-mural lacrosse, and now plays varsity. A hard worker, he enjoys working for experience ' s sake. Enjoys poetry, music, plays, and looks forward to the day when he can own a horse and dog. Grad- uation will embark him on a career for which his preparation is complete, a career in which his fine qualities will ensure him continued success away from these walls. " Mdggie " 3 • •••••• GEORGE MARYAN MALISZEWSKI Fifth District, Massachusetts Lowell Massachusetts i He may not wear stars or boast ot a major " A, " but if awards were given for common sense and all-around ability George would be over-burdened with laurels. He not only keeps his own library but he also keeps his own athletic storeroom. During his sojourn at West Point, George can boast the honor of being one of the few who can claim active participation in every sport from handball and tennis to wrestling. This interest extends even further. He has delved into, and knows something of almost any topic one may mention. His energy, good nature, athletic ability, and common sense will carry him to a lofty place in any man ' s Army. • • ••• 164 p ' Charleston THOMAS McGAREY METZ First District, South Carolina South Carolina In every school, in every place where men live together for any length of time, there are always a few who stand out from the very beginning. Pop is just such a character. His jaunty carriage, his bouncing step and his mighty sound ' off were tradition almost before the last days of Beast Barracks had expired. Who could forget the little round man who seemed so out ot place on the big team, yet who for tour years played ball with the best of them? Some think Pop amusing; some take him seriously. But all are agreed that he is a truly efficient soldier and a real leader of men. We all know that Pop will give all he has — and that it ' s more than enough. Top " • •••• fc ' Mitch " Corporal (3): Supply Sergeant (2); Lieu- tenant (1); Football (4, 3, 2, i); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Rmg Com- mittee (1).- Chairman of Su ' immmg Carniiial (I). •• • • Corporal (3); First Sergeant (2); CafJtain and Battalion Comtnander (1); Stars (3, 2); Polo (4); Wrestling (4); Rifle (4); T umerals (4); Pistol (3); Election Com- mittee (4, 3, 2, 1); Pointer (3); Pistol Expert. CHARLES FRANCIS MITCHIM Third District, Mississippi Inverness Mississippi Efficiency, conscientiousness, and stick-to-it- iveness are the keynotes of Mitch ' s character. Missing stars by a scant margin Plebe Year, he came back to take them in the succeeding years; clean-sleeved in Yearlmg summer camp, he won five stripes by First Class year through natural ability and persistency. Although an unyielding disciplinarian in the line of duty, he demands no more of others than of himself; and a hearty sense ot humor, natural athletic ability, and a love of music combine with loyalty, dependability, and intelligence to win him the respect and admiration of all who know him. A tolerant roommate, a true friend, and a natural soldier, Mitch will be a credit to the long gray line. 165 • ••• • • • • • • •••••• C( rf ' oriil (Jj; Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (1); Gymnastics (4, 3, 2, I), !A{u- mcrals (4). Mgm. (3), Minor " A " (2, I). Captain Gymnastics (I); Cheerleader (]); Cadet Chapel Choir {4, 3, 2, 1): Howitzer Sports Editor (1). Glee Club (1); Debating Club (4, 3), Pistol Sharpshooter. • •••••• Wrestling (4). umerals (4); S i Club (2, ]); Pistol Mar sman. • • • • •• DON RICHARD OSTRANDER Sixth District, Michigan Stockbridge Michigan Coming to us from Michigan after a year at Western State College, Don has become one of the outstanding men of the entire class. The keynote of his career at West Point has been versatility, as one might easily guess from a glance at his activity record. Yet he has found time to rank consistently in the upper third of the class academically, to say nothing of being responsible for the sports section of this book. His chosen branch is the Air Corps, and we wish him the very best of luck and happy landings. An ath- lete, debater, musician, and, above all, a true friend, Don will prove an asset to his branch and to the Army. " ' DutcK " • • • ' Gus ' ' ' ' AUGUSTIN MITCHELL PRENTISS, JR. Washington At Large yr|||| District of Columbia j|||l|| In Gus we have the typical happy-go-lucky, devil-may-care sort of man. When there is work to be done, no one can do a better job, and, in the meantime, his idea is to live lite to its fullest. His hobbies are boodle, fiction, and red comforter, but nevertheless he found time to win his nu- merals in wrestling Plebe Year. He has never worried about chevrons, and a tew hours on the area bother him not at all. Always witty and never taking life too seriously, he has helped us all through the duller moments of our stay at West Point, while his tenacity of purpose will aid him in his aspirations toward being a real soldier. 166 OSCAR BAKER STEELY Second District, Idaho POCATELLO Idaho " Boy, look at that PB-io! He ' s going all oi 250 — " and that is Baker Steely as he tells us about airplanes. But that is not all, a smile and a winning " line ' ' mark a personality long to he remembered. As all famous actors — witness his accomplishments with the Cadet Players — he is impulsive and temperamental, but has the rare ability to make a joke ot every misfortune. A confirmed dragoid, he is to be found at all the hops, and, strangely enough, this gentleman prefers brunettes! We sit for hours and listen to his stories about " A friend back in my home podunk — , " and know that he is a friend we would like to have back in our podunk. -o.Br • •• ••• ' 7acl(ie ' WILLIAM JACK WORCESTER Twentieth District, Illinois RooDHOusE Illinois A GENEROUS smile and winning personality, that make the femmes ' hearts skip beats, won for Jackie his well ' known nickname of " Casanova " before Yearling Year was even well under way. Yet he is not in the least conceited, but instead has a pleasant disposition that is hard to beat. With the same tenacity ot purpose that produced excellent scenery out of nothing for Hundredth Night Shows and Color Lines, and won first prize in Camp Illumination settings, he set out Yearling Year to prove that a goat can become an engineer without straining; and did it by better than halving his Plebe standing! Jackie Wor- cester! Voila Vhomme! 167 Pistol (2); Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher (3, 2, 1); Glee Club (4, 3); Cadet Players (2. I); Pistol Expert. • •••••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Wre.stlnig (4).- Camp Illumination (i); iOOth Night Show (4, 3, 2, 1); Color Lines (i ). • • •••••• Cross Country (4); Howitzer (-(); Dialectic Society (4, 3). • ••• • Sergeant (2): Boxmg (4, 3, 2, 1), Minor " A " (2, 1), Captain of Boxing (i); Tennis {4,3,2, 1), Aiumerals (4). CHARLES GLEN YOUNG Tenth District, Pennsylvania Lancaster Pennsylvania Charlie entered West Point from the fields of Pennsylvania. Noting the lack ot preparedness on the part ot our nation prior to its entrance into the War, Charlie decided to spend a couple of years in the Regulars before starting on his noble venture. And it must have been as a G. L that he acquired his fighting spirit. Being turned out in two subjects Plebe year did not put him down and out. He only took up another notch in his belt and calmly stated " By golly, they can ' t find me! " And, by golly, they didn ' t. This unflagging perseverance plus his congenial nature and natural competitive spirit will certainly take him far. ' ' Charlie ' " •••• • " Battler ' BATTLE MALONE BARKSDALE Senatorial Jackson Mississippi ' i Clang ! — and out of his corner leaps the Battler, to give and take. From the time he heard the first bell in Beast Barracks he has been giving and taking, and has proved himself exceptionally adept at both. He thrives on competition in all things. A lover of debate and discussion, he hammers his points home with a roaring bass voice that echoes and re-echoes through the High ' lands of the Hudson. He is at his best when defending vociferously, against all comers, his native state and all things in which he believes. His earnestness, balanced by his acute sense of humor, will see him through anything he may undertake. 168 1 JAMES SAMUEL BRIERLEY Fourth District, New Jersey Beverly New Jersey From some Irish ancestor Jim inherited a perma- nent smile that even Beast Barracks proved not to be ephemeral. There is always an opening tor his genial, friendly nature; and his buoyant spirits make him a welcome addition to any group. He gets a lot of fun out of it all. Jim is always natural and always unassuming. Not the type to become unduly e.xcited over trivialities, he travels a smooth, calm, and easy path. Ever sure of his convictions and ever courageous, he lets nothing stand in his way. Conservative, con- scientious, loyal, and efficient, he knows how to keep his path straight — straight through what will undoubtedly be a successful military career. " nn " • • •••• ' Soupy " ' ' FRED PIERCE CAMPBELL Army C.A.T.AwissA Pennsylvania A wealth of sound common sense and the ability to meet any situation were the first things that we noticed about Fred. Then, after Beast Barracks made us conscious ot ourselves as a class, we became aware of his priceless sense of humor, his generosity, and his willingness to help others. We made no mistake when we elected him Hop Manager. Time will not erase the memory of Plebe Christmas hops, the Ice Carnival, class dinner dances, or those tasteful hop cards that delighted our femmes. Nor will we forget Fred, who, in his quiet and unassuming way, was so largely responsible tor them. True, alhround worth and ability have not been denied success, as Fred ' s military record wall testify. 1 Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Actmg Ser- geant (1); Assistant Manager of Cross Country (3, 2), Manager of Cross Coun- try (1), Manager ' s Minor " ' A " (1); Pistol Marksman. • • • • • Corfioral (3); Sufifily Sergeant (2); Lieu- tenant (1); Boxing (4, 3); Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1); Hof Manager (4, 3, 2, I). • • ••• • • ••• Corporal {}): First Sergeant (2); Captain II). Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, i), ?iumerah (4), Monogram (3), Major " A " (2, i); Pistol Miir (smaii. • •••••• AssisMTit Manager o Wrestling (3) Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Glee Club (1); Cadet Players (2, i); Debating Societv (2. 1). MILTON HARVEY CLARK California National Guard Monrovia California " Captain ' ' ' ' — so his company classmates began calling him during Yearling summer camp. First Class Year found him, justly, still " Captain, " and he has continued to handle his command with a maximum of efficiency and a minimum of friction. His military ability became evident to all when he led " H " Company to a competitive drill championship. But Charley ' s successes have not been confined solely to the military. A valuable member of the lacrosse squad for four years, an engineer in academics by dint of ability and consistent application, he has also proved himself the possessor of a ready reply at CuUum. In other words, a man who has what it takes. ' " ' ' Charley ' ' H • •••• • •••••• " Pee- Wee " GEORGE RUSSELL COLE New York National Guard Jersey City New Jersey " Easy ' GOing " is the most applicable one-word description ot Pee-Wee — easy to get along with, never taking circumstances too seriously. Aca- demics were the least of his worries. Contented to coast along throughout most of the semester, he knew when to buckle down and to plunge deep into his books. And he aWays came out of the writs well ahead of the Academic Board. His- tory and Political Science are his hobbies and we, who should know, will stoutly vouch for his vast knowledge of those subjects. A man who under- stands politics and the powers behind the political thrones should easily find a responsible place for himself among his fellow-men. And assuredly Pee-Wee will. 170 KELTON SEYMOUR DAVIS Sixth District, Illinois Maywood Illinois Embellishments of praise are unnecessary to describe Kel, over and all a gentleman. Inher ' ently reserved and unassuming, he has won for himself a host of friends by virtue of his con sistently amiable disposition and unwavering dependability in times of stress. Level-headed and compromising, possessing many wiiinowed and well-tempered ideals, he has always con- sidered it better to give than to receive. In attempting to leave the proverbial empty glass, he has kept himself busily occupied, either in digging into academics, carefully executing a faultless illustration, or enjoying the 2;est of out- door sports — a well-balanced menu indeed. To a genuine friend — the very best of good luck ! ' Kcr • •••••• ' ' ' ' Ducl ' ' ' ' RENDER DOW ' DELL DENSON Senatorial Birmingham Alabama One of the few people who really have a pleasant greeting for everyone. Took, in characteristic good nature, a steady and voluminous stream of banter. Always quick on the trigger with a return fire in kind. Study hour found him with his feet on the table (took them down once to bone for a plebe English turnout). An artist at getting in and out of scrapes. His sunny dis- position won ' t be submerged. Shrewd in finan- cial matters. Generous where generosity is deserved. Inventor of fitting nicknames and possessor of many himself. Tops at the game of give and take. Tops as the sort of friend one wants. 171 Ccnporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (1); Lacrosse (4): Cadet Chapel Choir (2, 1); Eiection Committee (.1, 2, l); Pointer (2, 1); JOOth Hight Show {4, 2, 1). • •••••• Board of Governors, First Class Club (1); Pistol Marksman. ••••• • • • • •••• ALFRED EUGENE DIAMOND Eighth District, New Jersey Camp niummation (1); lOOth H ' ght Show (4); Cadet Players (2); Pistol Sharpshooter. • • • A- Cross Country (4), Tvjumerals (4); Hocliey (4); Golf (4); Pistol Mar}{sman. Passaic New Jersey ' ' Ace, help me with this problem, will you? " is the plaintive cry of the goat — and never is he turned down. In the fortunate and rare atmos ' phere of the high upper sections, Ace has had little trouble with academics and, in addition, was always ready to help his less fortunate brothers in the lower sections. More than one man was saved from the turnouts by the patient and willing coaching which Ace offered. We ' ve come to appreciate this man with his modesty and helpfulness. With his scientific mind and ease of getting on with people, there is every reason for his success in his chosen branch of the Signal Corps. " Ace ' • •• •• " Biir WILLIAM ALLEN DODDS Thirteenth District, Michigan Fort Bliss Texas Bill ' s ambition to become a good officer and soldier is due to his determination to follow his father ' s example. Time and again the Academic Departments have attempted to thwart Bill in his drive towa rd gold bars, but he has always won out by dint of his hard work and consistent will to succeed. An avid reader and impressive speaker, his knowledge of general facts is amazing. Once his interest in a subject is aroused, he delves thoroughly into it, and comes up with the true facts. As a friend he has been genuine, and it is with deep regret that we see him go at Graduation. Quiet, unobtrusive — but somehow we like the way he does things. • • •• 172 PERRY HUSTON EUBANK Ninth District, Missouri Madison Missouri From Mark Twam s home county came this ruddy-faced lad of the West, with straw hat on his head and a hog-calling championship in his pocket. Missouri has inbred in Perry the phil- osophy of the farmer, so stable and well-balanced that neither slug nor success could upset him. His warm unaffected personality has bound men to him with close ties of friendship. A yearning for red comforters, corn fields, tap dancing, and chemistry, a dislike of caissons, beer and hypoc- risy in any form, are among Perry ' s character- istics. With his facile mind and inherent ability to judge values as they truly are, he will not fail to make his mark. ' ' Eitbie " •• • -Gnr DAVID TICE GRIFFIN Third District, Indiana Iplll Walkerton Indiana Standing well in the upper sixth of the class. Griffin nevertheless spent little time on te.xtbooks. His greatest problem was how to spend the eve- nings without boredom, and still not be guilty of effort. He surveys the world with a carefully cocked eyebrow, displaying a cynicism that is more a pose than an actuality. When interested, he displays brilliance, almost genius, especially in the analysis of situations and problems. His ability to see at a glance all the possibilities and relevant facts that take his lesser fellows precious time to discover, should be invaluable to him in his military career. When experience and further study have furnished him the tools, Grifhn will have the ability to use them properly and well. 173 Corporal (3); Sergraiit (2), Actmg Ser- geant (1); Company Pointer Representd- tive (3, 2); lOOth Hight Show (4, 3); Pistol Marksman: B. A. (1). A. B. (1). ••• Sergeant (2), Pistol Marksman. • • • • • • " " T 7HAT do you mean — runt? Why, Tm no VV runt. Fm in ' H ' Company. " This starts many a good argument. True, we occupy four palatial divisions above Grant Hall in South Bar ' racks; but runts or no runts, ' ' H " Company doesn ' t bow to anyone (e.xcept the Tactical Department — and who doesn ' t?) A company that carries the Fall drill streamer on its guidon has a right to be proud of itself. But not only can we do ' ' Squads Right, " but we can also defend ourselves in other activities as well, having contributed generously to athletic teams. m Lieutenant Fritjsche • •••• -A- Barksdale, B. M. Kirsten, E. N. Brierley, J. S. Mercado, L. F. Campbell, F. P. Postlethwait.E.M. Clark, M. H. Powell, T. E. Cole, G. R. Sahentes, M. Q. Davis, K. S. Scheidecker, P. W. FIRST H CLASS Denson, R. D. Scott, J. A. Diamond, A. E. Seedlock, R. F. Dodds, W. A. Simmons, G. M Eubank, P. H. Sloan, G. B. GnfEn, D. T. Snyder, C. H. Herman, R. H. Yen, P. • ••••••• Corps publications and other Corps activities. Without a doubt, we have some of the hiviest star men and some of the goatiest goats in the Corps, and must admit that we have had our share ot foundlings, for tactical reasons as well as academic reasons. There was one time when we thought that South Barracks would be turned over to the First Class, which of course would drive most of the company to the other barracks. But that rumor died a natural death, and the company heaved a sigh of relief, that we would still be able to use our long, sunny stoop for those informal bull-sessions which go so far in promoting lasting friendships. M. H. Clark ill 174 imii FIRST PLATOON IJUil SECOND PLATOON mill THIRD PLATOON 175 Acting Sergeant (1); Lieutenant (1). •••••• Pointer (1); Pistol Sharpshooter. ROBERT HENSEY HERMAN Third District, Ohio MiDDLETOWN Ohio The University ot Chicago lost one of its scholar ' ship men when Bob forsook the shores of Lake Michigan tor those of the Hudson. His history speeches and faultless English themes made us realize that he was a man ot no mean speaking ability — one possessed of a truly remarkable com ' mand of the English language. Individualistic to a high degree, and caring little for the bouquets of the Tactical Department, Bob completed only gradually his com promise between man and Academy. His military attributes were not, therefore, fully recognized until First Class year, when he emerged " The Smiling Lieutenant. " We admire his ability; we prize his friendship. " Bob " • •• ••• " " Kitty " ' ELWYN NORMAN KIRSTEN Third District, Michigan Harbor Beach Michigan ' I KiRSTEN is probably best known as the troubadour j of the Second Batt. His puckish sense of humor has found a fertile field in the vicissitudes of cadet life, and his original ditties thereon, delivered to the inspirational accompaniment of his battered mandolin, have become cadet classics. Add to these talents a never-tailing cheerfulness and a knack of good-natured burlesque, and you have Kitty. Perhaps it is only the few who know him best who realize how incomplete is this picture of Kirsten. These, however, know him as a man of high standards and un compromising principles, with the serious purpose of making of himselt a proficient otficer and a valuable mem- ber of society ; and they are sure he will succeed. •••••• 176 LUIS FERNANDO MERCADO Puerto Rico San Juan Puerto Rico Puerto Rico gave us this cheerful personality, and never once have we regretted her action. Merk is the original little ray of sunshine. Rarely allowing the adversities of circumstance to cloud his consistently sunny disposition, he could al- ways he found eager for a practical joke. He has gained a reputation as a past master at the art of giving and taking in sporting fashion. Studies were a veritable second nature to him; his soft red comforter a necessity. Seldom complaining, but always reasonable, desiring comradeship above all else he was a genuine companion to live with or strive beside. His is a certain, win- ning outlook. So thank you, Puerto Rico. " Mer " • •••• ' Uncle Ed " EDWARD MARION POSTLETHWAIT Seventeenth District, Illinois Bloomington Illinois From the very first day that we saw Uncle Ed way back in Beast Barracks, we were certain that here was a man who would know all the answers regardless of the situations he might encounter. His relations with his classmates and outsiders have proved him to be a diplomat extraordinary and that large amount of savon fane has made him a great many friends. The title of " jack of all trades and master of them all " can be applied to few men, but it fits Ed like that proverbial glove. In short, we present to you the ladies ' choice, the men ' s choice, the people ' s choice, and all in one person — our Uncle Ed. 177 lOOth Night Show (4, .?, 2). Pistol Sharp- shooter. •• •• Corpora] (3); Sergeant (2); Actmg Ser- geant (1); Basketball (4); Pistol (3); Cadet Chafjel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Pistol Expert. • • • ••• •• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting First Sergeant (i); L eutenar t (1); Ri e (4); Catholic Chafiel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Hou ' - ilzer (4). • • • • • • Catholic Cha;iel Choir (4, 3, i); lOOth J ight Show Stage Crew (4, 3, 2),- Pistol Marlfsman. THOMAS EVERETT POWELL Tenth District, California San Francisco California ' ' Justice! Justice! " cried Tom, as he prepared to walk the area Plebe year. It is the never- tailing sense ot humor manifested in this justing plea that has taken him lightly across the rough spots of these tour years. He seemed to be otf to a faltering start at the outset here, but he turned and came back to win the esteem and triendship of all who know him. It takes real courage to begin at the bottom and strive until the top IS gained. Tom has proved that he pos ' sesses this attribute, and regardless ot where he starts in the Service, if real men win he can not tail to gain success and happiness. " " Toy ■A- •■ -••• ■ - " Sar MANUEL JOSE SALIENTES Y QUIAOIT Philippines Umingan Pangasinan " i Sal lett the College of Engineering, University ot the Philippines, tor the Army. And how well he has adapted himself to this locality! He enjoys winter sports as much as any Yankee, and is a willing (it not expert) participant in all of them. In the ballroom he is a savant of the smoothest order — he always seems to be teaching someone the intricate movements of the tango. In the classroom he ranks high; and this despite the tact that he has been tremendously handi- capped by his untamiliarity with our language. Sal has gained a lot from his four years here; and we all say that he has deserved every bit of it. 178 PAUL WILLIAM SCHEIDECKER Eleventh District, New Jersey West New York New Jersey Many activities, evidence of his desire to leave a proverbial empty glass, tossed him up to his ears in work, but work never silenced his laughter nor killed his appreciation of a good ' " grind. " When a practical joke was to be played, the two ' spot went on Paul to win in the resulting hilarity. But in spite of his sometime carefree nature, there has always been, among his subordinates and superiors alike, a well ' founded respect for his efficiency and preciseness of detail. Throughout all, particularly, shines his determination to do the best and never to leave a good job incomplete. He has proved himself ' ' a man among men and a gentleman among ladies. " ' TauV • ••• ' ' Scotty ' ' JAMES ARM ITT SCOTT, JR. New Mexico National Guard Albuquerque New Mexico ScoTTY never seriously considered " bucking the system, " but it didn ' t take him very long to de- velop an intense dislike for one cherished West Point custom — and that was reveille. However, a dislike for reveille can ' t be called uncommon; what really made Scotty stand out was his aggres ' siveness. It was this quality, mixed with a love of sports and a well-developed physique, which won him distinction on the basketball court and on the lacrosse field. Another outstanding char- acteristic was his consistent cheerfulness. One thing to remember — don ' t ever get into an argu- ment with Scotty unless you are dead sure you are right. Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Boxmg (4, 3, 2, 1); Engmeer Football (2); Cdt. Chap. SS. Teacher (3, 2, 1); Camp lUummatwn Comm. (1); Howitzer (3, 2, 1), Biography Editor (1); Pointer (2, 1), Managing Editor (1). Ri )e Mari(s nan; Pistol Marksman; B. A. (]); A. B. (1). • •••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (I); Basketball (4, 3, 2, J). Tv umerals (4), Major " A " (2, 1); Lacrosse (3, 2, J), Ma;or " A " (3, 2, 1 ). • • 179 • •••••• • •••••• Corfv rdl (3); Sc-rgfdnt (2). Lieiili-n.ml (i ), Stars (4, 3); Baseball (4): Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Academic Coach (4, 3); Ring Committee (4, 3, 2, 1); Comf an)i Hoiiiitzer Representative (3, 2); Pointer (3, 2, i), Editor (i); Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1). • • • • Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); Howitzer (4, 3, 2, 1), Assistant Business Manager (I); Pistol Mar((sman. • • • • • • • •••• ROBERT FRANCIS SEEDLOCK At Large Lakewood Ohio If you ever happened by Bob ' s door some evening or any morning just before class you would know that he was an engineer by the number of men that he was coaching for he spent the greatest share of his first three years helping others over the rougher spots. But it was not just his un- selfish service to others that won for him a multi ' tude of friends. He had a contagious sense of humor and an affable air that made his companion- ship ever sought after. He had his fun with the best, but he had a serious side too. When work was to be done, he set his keen mind to the task, finishing the most difficult problem with con- scientious eal. Look for him some day on the highest rung. ' ' BoV • • ••• " Si " I GEORGE MILLARD SIMMONS Fourth District, West Virginia Point Pleasant West Virginia Inherently blessed with a broad, practical out- look, and a fervid curiosity to learn what makes mechanical things work, Si early chose radio as his major extra-curricular effort. As a result of the many hours that he has devoted to this field he knows radio from the ground up. Seek- ing further diversion he plunged into photogra- phy. His vast store of truly excellent pictures testifies to his ability. In addition he is an avid reader of fiction, a conscie ntious Howitzer worker, friend of the plebes and their sincere critic, and for four years a valuable member of the wrestling team. Si, we know, will go a long way. 180 GEORGE BIDWELL SLOAN Eleventh District, North Carolina Franklin North Carolina George — staunch upholder of beliefs, never back- ing down except outwardly to satisfy the powers that be — a Southerner and proud of it — red comforter boner — inveterate reader of classics, best sellers and Cosmo alike — maintainer of social life, with great numbers of friends out of, as well as in, the Corps — letter writer — emptier of boodle books tor self and others — outspoken — never currying tavor or selfishly seeking advance- ment — sergeant in spite of himself — perennial goat, except in well-liked subjects — never boning tenths, except to dodge turnouts — yet with an unusual achievement work ratio, denoting ability and reserve energy to be used whenever, in his opinion, the occasion demands — Sloan. ' ' Georgie " • •• ••• ' ' Cam ' ' CAMPBELL HODGES SNYDER Senatorial COMO Louisiana Few of us have been so fortunate as to really get acquainted with this embryonic Einstein — but to the fortunate few the reward has proved worthy of the effort. Star man for four years, honor representative, high-ranking make, slugoid — he hides a keen intellect and a ready sense ot humor behind a wall ot shyness and reserve. Professing to be a woman-hater, he is in reality the world ' s most incurable romanticist. Indifferent to the opinions ot others and the dictates of custom alike, he treads a path of his own choosing and usually winds up on top of the heap. We give you Cam an academic leader of the Class of Thirty Seven. 181 Sergeant (2). Acting SergfanI fi); Com- pany Howitzer Represerttatwe (1); Pistol Marksman. • •• ••• Corporal (.?),■ Sergeant (2); Acting First Sergeant (1); Stars (-), 3, 2, I); Gvmnastici (4); Pistol (J); Engineer Footbair(2); Aca- dejnic Coach (4, 3, 2, I); Honor Com- mittee (1); Pistol Expert: B. A. (1); A. B. (a- 3 • • • • • •••••• POSHENG YEN Foreign Cadet Peiping China From faraway China came Posheng, first man in his company to taste the rigors of Beast Bar- racks. Characterized principally by a congenial, unpretentious nature, he has conscientiously applied himself in academics, being rewarded with a highly commendable class standing. Through ' out his four years, he has drilled himself to learn- ing the most of the time-mellowed traditions and ideals of the Corps, and now stands ready for the test of service. Ot special note was his enviable record in conduct. A practical joker when time permitted, we found that he could take as well as give in a sporting manner. The very best of good luck to you, Posheng. ' ' Posheng " ■ ; • - - • • pj •••••• 182 THIRD BATTALION STAFF tbrney llllll 183 i mil • ••••• Corporal (3). Sergeant (,2), LieMeiumC (I); Pointer (1); Pistol Sharpshooter. • •••••• Howitzer (4); Pistol Marksman. • • JAY ALAN ABERCROMBIE Colorado National Guard Denver Colorado And lo ! Abercrombie led all the rest. Highest ranking alphabetically, first on all soiree lists, first sections, and first rate all around. One of the most consistent readers in captivity, his ability to read and remember is phenomenal. Fiction preferred but academics acceptable; his apparently effortless hiveyness was the goats ' despair. Care- ful in making decisions, having the strength ot his convictions, thoughtful in his consideration for others, the result has been a man who is thoroughly respected and liked by all of us. West has lost a strong, silent agronomist, an military profession has gained an able and member of promise and ability. " fly " • •• •• RICHARD RISLEY BARDEN Thirty ' si.xth District, New York Penn Yan New York ' i We have searched our minds for the name of some ] eminent person, but are unable to find one who can compare with Dick. He came to us as a college lad, but it was only throu gh the efforts of " Pop " that he finally lost his Penn Yan accent. He is quite a candid cameraman, swings a mean racquet on the tennis court, and is an excellent horseman. He became one of our near casualties when he almost joined the lost list Plebe Novem- ber, and the found list the following June, but thanks to the powers that be, plus his rigorous application, we were not denied the privilege and pleasure of his company. And we ' re the better because of it. 184 • • •• JOHN MARTIN CONE Senatorial, Arkansas Memphis Tennessee Here is a master ot the art of doing the right thing at the right time. Consequently, he has gained a well-rounded career as a cadet, and a solid foundation for his future lite. His forte is a quiet, gentlemanly restraint, and a more than subtle sense of humor. Conducting himself according to high standards, he never lacked consideration for others. We saw him always a cool master of the situation, whether building sets for the Hundredth Night Show, coaching an intermurder team, showing a blind drag through the mess hall, or borrowing fiction across the hall. Such an all-around fine fellow that we can almost forgive him his anything-but-secret vice of punning. ' ' John ' • ••• •• ' Mouse " WALTER CINN DeBILL Senatorial, California Deer Park Washington DeBill ' s cheerful acceptance of the system as he found it belied his determination to circumvent it as much as possible. The effect was a seeming attitude of utter indifference to all things military. It remained for hivier members of the class to reahze the truth as they watched him daily ma- nipulate an oiled and smoking slide rule to a 3.0 victory. For here is a man who does things thoroughly when he knows they are worth doing. And the things he found worthwhile, whether in the gymnasium, on the hop floor, or in the sec- tion room, rounded out his cadet career so that he faces the future with the confidence, the liking, and the respect of his classmates. 185 Corporal (3): SfrgMiiI (2), Acting Ser- geant (1); Pistol (.1); Ri ie (3); Camt Jllu- mmation (i); lOOth iight Show (4, ?. 2, 1), Pistol Expert. ••• Fencing (3); lOOth Hight Show (4. 2. I). Pistol Sharpshooter. • •••••• Corporal (J); Supply Sergeant (2); Cap ' tarn (1); Scoutmaster {4, 3, 2, J). • •••••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieiitendtit (I); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); JOOth 7v(ightShou. f!). • • • LEIGH COLE FAIRBANK, JR. Fifth District, Missouri Washington District of Columbia Every lock must have a key — " Be Prepared, " — and is he ever! Sixth ranking Boy Scout, sixth ranking captain; a first rate guy — " I " Company ' s four-striper. We give you an Army brat who has finally lived " it " down. It might be added here that steadfastness of purpose has brought Bus the greater part of the way. Seldom is one found who pursues so persistently his ideals. However, all embryo generals have at least one failing. We have drawn obvious conclusions from the fact that he suddenly became interested in CuUum Hall, etc. We have only one com- plaint. He ' s an " area " " pure-at-heart, " for, after all, what ' s five times for " Little Sunshine " ? ' ' Bus " • ••••• • " Ha? HAMILTON WILLIAM FISH Army Eldora Older than most of us when he came to West Point, Ham had already absorbed the influences of Knox College, the University of Illinois, the Regular Army, and a father who was at once a professor of English, a preacher, and a philosopher. Complete devotion to duty, high idealism, and a stern self-discipline account largely tor his great depth of moral strength. Brilliance in academics seems his very birthright. Hard and exacting as he is on the surface, he is yet a true lover of fine music and good literature, and a man with a human warmth which endears him to those who really know him. Hard to know perhaps — but to the privileged ones, his friendship counts. • •••••• 1S6 JOSEPH GEORGE FOCHT Fourteenth District, Pennsylvania Mt. Penn. Reading Pennsylvania Out of the badlands of Pennsylvania rode this child of the Pennsylvania Dutch — lovable, affable Joe Focht — to harry the Yearlings and drag his classmates; ever to shatter the stillness of the old loth Division with a rousing, vehement " Deutschland uber Alles. " Ever the ladies ' man, truly a three hundred and forty-tirst light in CuUum, this shade of Bismarck has rarely missed a hop. Academics bother Joe little. He lost his stars early in September, Plebe year, but he has weathered the academic storms as a true goat. " Deutsche " enters the Army with a world of enthusiasm and backed with the best wishes of his classmates — a man and a soldier. ' Deutsche " • ••• • " ' Johnny ' ' ' ' JOHN McMULLAN GULICK Senatorial Portland Maine While possessed of an austere and serene counte ' nance which hides from those who know little his real geniality, sense ot humor, and understand- ing, John, to those of us who really know him, is a real and companionable friend. Jack early ventured into athletics, but found his real field in entertainment. We, his classmates, are, al ' though many of us don ' t realize it, deeply in- debted to Jack for many a pleasant hour spent watching Color Lines, Hundredth Night Shows, or such. Jack possesses an imaginative mind accompanied by common sense and a keen sense of humor; such a combination cannot fail to make Jack a useful and welcome addition wherever he serves. 187 Rifle (2); Catholic Chapd Choir (-), 3, 2, 1); Howitzer (4, 3); A. B. (3). • •••••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2): Acting Ser- geant (I); Soccer (4); Ring Committee (4, 3, 2, 1); Camp Illummtition (1); Pointer (3); President of Dialectic Society (1); jOOth {ight Show (4, 3, 2, 1), Cadet Players (2, 1); Color Lines (3. l). • • • •••••• • • • ••••• Corporal (3), Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (I); Polo (4, 3, 2, ]), Humerals (4); Class Treasurer (21; Color Lines (3. J); Pistol Sharpshooter. • • • Corfioral (3); First Sergeatit (2); Lieu- tenant (1); Boxmg (4), Polo (3, 2, 1), Manager of Polo (1); Class Secretary (2); Pistol Sharpshooter. • • • CHARLES BOES MINES Second District, Utah Salt Lake City Utah Pounced upon with glee by the upper classes as the heir apparent of the Treasurer ' s O ce and labeled Cadet ' piece ' and ' a-half-of ' butter, Bud weathered Plebe year and many a one-sided argu- ment with flying colors and an enviable sense of humor. No vorpal blade, but conscientious in- telligence brought Bud his decisive victories over the academic Jahherwoc s. Ambitious, yet not narrowly so, with pride but not vanity m his work. Bud has raised himself (without the aid of waist belts in his shoes) to wear his chevrons not only with distinction but merit, and earn the esteem of ' ' I " Company in particular and the Academy in general. ' ' Bud ' • • •• " Clarke " WALTER CLARKE HYZER Twelfth District, Illinois ROCKFORD Clarke came to West Point from the University of Illinois where he had spent a pleasant year studying engineering and running the politics of the Freshman class. Since arriving at the Military Academy he has further shown his ability. Ever since Yearling fall the management of the polo squad has been more or less in his hands; he now performs his delicate duties, on Saturday afternoons more social than otherwise, with a rare skill and finesse. He ' s extremely apt with the books. His knack of studying only a few short minutes and of knowing his lessens thoroughly fills his wives with awe and (well- concealed) admiration. • •••• 188 • •• • EDWARD MORRIS LEE Fifteenth District, Pennsylvania Carbondale Pennsylvania Ed entered the Academy with a fiddle under his arm and music in his heart. Probably he would have adorned his head with long, shaggy hair — were it not for the T.D. His capable renditions of the famous masters have made many Sunday Chapel Services more delightful. Love and under- standing of music is half his life, but the other half is just as splendid. Sometimes his hobbies came before military precision, but the resulting criti- cism never once fazed his boundless good nature. With a little outside help he always managed to maintain a constant supply of boodle. He is naturally hivey, and with a little more studying would have stood near the top. ' Ed " •• •• ' Ben ' CARL FREEMAN LYONS New Jersey National Guard Maplewood New Jersey We early learned to like Carl for his good nature and generosity. A friend, in need and out, he seldom saw more than a tenth of the boodle he got from home — and always remembered the unfortunates whom he left behind during Christ- mas leave. (He himself was here for the turnouts one winter — probably the result of writing more letters than Chem equations.) Carl is a New Jersey boy heart and soul- and the would-be snakes in the company heaved a well-deserved sigh of relief on learning just how much heart and soul it was— it was nice to know that a chevron-bearing menace like that was out ot circulation. 189 Sergeant (2): Wrestling (4, 3, 2); Cadet Chahel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Cadet Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1); Glee Club (l); lOOth N ' ght Show (4, 3, 2, I); Color Lines (3, 1); Pistol Expert. ••• • Sergeant (2); Acting Sergeant (l); Football (3)- Baseball (4). Goat Football (2), Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, I). Glee Club (I); Pistol E.vfiert. • • • • •••••• SAY to a man, " Look, you ' re bleeding, " and if he says, ' ' So what? " or " That ' s not my blood, " you know him to be in " 1 " Company. The lost offspring of the expanding Lost Batt, fatherless now since the retirement of Pop Swartwood, have to be alert — it is the survival of the fittest that permits a man to live four years in hostile barracks, making the gallop to North Area for all formations. The scarred doorway of the 7th Division, the water ' soaked window ledge above, and the worn pavement from which flank attacks have been launched to the old rallying cry of " Yea Bo — " V Company, " attest to the active life we lead — that is, all of us except mni I Captain Stevens f M • • • • • • • Abercrombie.J. A. Nance, J. B. Harden, R. R. Cone, J. M. DeBiIl, W. C. Fairbank, L. C. Fish, H. W. Focht, J. G. Oden, D. M. Pfeffer, C. A. Posey, J. T. Richardson, E. W. Russell, E. A. Seaman, O. ]. I FIRST I CLASS Gulick, J. M. Hines, C. B. Hyzer, W. C. Lee, E. M. Lyons, C. F. McKinley, W. D. Skeldon, J. H. Smith, S. L. Spilman, L. A. Traeger, W. H. VanVhet, J. H. Weikel, J. R. • •• •••• the three, better left unnamed, who leave their comforters only at periods of great stress — like the murder, pardon, intermurder contests with " K " Company. Choosing our rank was hard. The T.D. finally chose the least slugged cadets and gave them stripes, and we in the company surprised everyone by giv ' ing our staunch support. And now we have a company that we are proud of, to the last man. To the uninitiated " I " Company means only a grey jersey, but to him who has been one of us, it is a password to memories rich in mirth and satisfac tion. i i Fairbank If I 190 UMil TiiiR I limi FIRST PLATOON SECOND PLATOON limj THIRD PLATOON 191 WILLIAM DAWES McKINLEY Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Hop Manager (4, 3, 2, -I); Chairman of Camp Illumi- nation Committee (1); Pointer (4, 3); Dialectic Society (2, 1); lOOth A(ight Con- struction Creiii (2); Color Lines (3); Pistol Expert. • ••• • Cad ' .t Chap. ' l Clio.r (1); Pointer fl). At Large, Vice Presidential Washington District of Columbia Willie — aptly described by the two adjectives, generous and irresponsible; yet with all his gener- osity the most successful sponger of skags at the Point, and with all his irresponsibility the director of the most magnificent Camp Illumination the Corps has ever seen. He ' s from that long line of McKinleys, yet remains a seasoned " buck " and a veteran ' ' goat. ' ' A master of tact and of delicate shades of meaning in his speech, jovial to the last ounce of his 175 pounds — anything for a laugh, and practical jokes a specialty — he remains a master of the social graces, our model Hop Manager, and a true blue friend to every cadet. Good old Mac. ' Mac " • ••• •• ' 7- b: JOHN BOWEN NANCE Army Portland Oregon • • •• " J-B. " IS the product of the Army and of the school of experience. He has been well equipped with a fine sense of humor, and the ability to give and take equally. A general understanding and deep love of the finest in music and literature is one of his chief assets. An interesting conver- sationalist, a devotee of logic, a discriminating reader, and a writer possessing keen insight into human nature and a remarkable facility. As to some of his more questionable accomplishments, this class will probably always remember his famous armored-car charge through Captain Diirling ' s finest divisions of cadet horse, and the Mahatma Gandhi impersonation — with goat — which caused a near riot at Camp Illumination. 192 I • •••• Elgin DELK McCORKLE ODEN Tenth District, Texas Texas Getting a B.S. degree in June should be nothing new to Bull — our good-natured friend came here with one. Where the laughter comes loudest and longest, there presides the affable ' ' Longhorn " with his boisterous anecdotes. During his last eighteen months ' stay at the Academy, however, he veered gradually from the broad domains of Usma ' s play-boys to the straight and narrow of academic and extra-curricular activities. After due investigation we discovered that it was that same old story of a better half riding the crest of choppy seas. Still, he never misses the weekly hops — a fact that brings congratulations from certain quarters, but from the writer a wish for luck. ' ' Dy e ' • •••••• ' Ch CHARLES ALOYSIUS PFEFFER At Large West Point New York Big surprised eyes and a disarming smile, an ever- cheery word and a quiet consideration for others, a ready knack for winning friends, and a happier knack of keeping them — and you have Chuck. The customs and peculiarities of the military life have bothered this Army Brat not at all. Un- ruffled, never out of sorts, always lending a hand, and often taking the rap for others. Chuck has passed through West Point as " I " Company ' s " 0-4 , " doing nice things for people, accomplish- ing much, and always taking the most illogical point of view in any argument. As consistent m his sterling qualities as he is stubborn, the Chuck promises to go far. • • • • • CorlyorM (3); Fencing (3); Pointer (3, 2, 1), Advertising Manager (1); Color Li7ies (3). • •• ••• Corporal (3); Sufiply Sergeant (2); Lieu tenant and Battalion Supply Ojficer (1 Cross Country (2, J), Track 0- 2, 1), JOOth Nigfit Show Constructwn Crew (3), Pi.stol Marl sman. • • • • • • 193 • ••• • ••••• • • • • TAMES THEO POSEY Soccer (4): Trac (4,1; Boxing (j, 1); La- crosse (3, 2, 1), Monogram (3), Major " A " (2, 1); Goat Football (2); Camp Illumination (l); Class Athletic Repre- sentative (1); Pistol Mari;sman. • •••••• Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (l); Hockey (4); Honor Committee (1); lOOth H ' ght Show (4, 3, 2, ]), Stage Manager (1); Pistol Sharpshooter; Rijle Marl sman. Second District, Kentucky Henderson Kentucky Snoffy (the bodacious aristocrat) came to us as a proud son of the South. " It we do say so out ' selves, he handles things damned well " — the Southland should be proud to claim him. Aca ' demically he is nonchalant, but his fighter ' s heart combined with his able body and his level head make for his success in any kind of athletics. Even in the toughest going, his smile never quite wears off. Likewise at CuUum, his nimble feet and his gracious ways have earned him quite a reputation. He is quite content to be recognized as one of the best soldiers among us, never curry ' ing the favor of the T.D., but valuing his universal friendships as West Point ' s greatest gift. " JiiTi " • •••••• ' ' Deacon ' EDWIN WALTER RICHARDSON Maine National Guard Westbrook Maine IJjl Ever since the day Deacon dived into a dry swim ' ming pool, thereby putting new curves in the rock ' bound face of Maine, he has been known for his determination. Everything he has done while here has been marked by the same characteristic. However, he is easy ' going, spoony, and has a rare ability for making friends. He has worn out an untold number of alarm clocks. As a letter writer he is without an equal — nearly every day a letter, addressed in the same feminine hand, arrives. In Deacon ' T " Company has had one of its best Honor Representatives. We all say that his five ' year plan has proved a distinct asset to our class. 194 • ••• • EDWIN ALLEN RUSSELL, JR. Senatorial, West Virginia TowsoN Maryland Russ will receive a B.S. in June, but it will he his second degree within three years. He received an A.B. within two weeks after recognition — (he would walk a mile for a Camel, or farther). Again he ran afoul of the T.D. Second Class Christmas. But congenial and debonair, he continued on his career as a cadet, and ended as second in command of " I " Company. But his military success has been only a part of his ac- tivities. Anything but shy of women, he has never gone " D " in his life(?). Lucky in love and lucky at cards, this man Russ will bear watch ' ing. We predict stars (or stripes) for him in the future. ' ' Dc • •••••• ' ' Sk_dr JAMES HOWARD SKELDON Ninth District, Ohio Toledo Ohio JuGHAiD was a frequent drain on Pop ' s paint supply, as splotches in the old 7th bear ample witness. These mute reminders of his many draggings confirm the current opinion that as a dragger, Skell stands No. i in the class. This lusty Irishman hails trom (God Bless Her Fair Name) T-O-L-E-D-O, and none of us ever for- got it. Constant and tenacious as a bulldog, yet he was never able to reconcile his alarm clock with the threat to call us all out at 5:00 a.m. and have a battle. His light-heartedness is infectious. He is loyal, strong, and unchanging in his own convictions, and certainly the most cheerful man in the Company. 195 • • • • Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutcriatit (J); Football (4); Lacrosse (4): Tenms (3, 2, 1), Manager (I); Cadet Chapel CMoir (4, 3, 2, 1); Glee Club (l); Election Comjnittee (3, 2, I); Pistol Mdrl;sman. • •••••• Catholic Clmpd Choir (4, 3, 2); Pistol Marksman. • • • • •••••• • • • •• • Sergeanc (2); Soccer {4, - ' , 2, 1 1, yimnerah (4), Monogram (J), Minor " A " (1); Board of Governors, First Class Club (1); Pistol Sharpshooter. • • •••• Sergeant (2); Acting Sergeant (l); Su im ming (4); Tracl{ (4), Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, ll Pistol Expert. • • • • • • ••• WILLIAM HENRY TRAEGER Fourteenth District, Illinois Rock Island Arsenal Illinois Baldy, alias Bill, was one ot the greatest woman ' haters West Point has ever known until The Lady in Red came along. Then he did an about- face — in all respects but one. Although he be- came a snake, he couldn ' t put away his love for bull sessions. He takes it easy — nothing worries him much. Although an able student, he prefers his ' ' A " squad soccer, his talkfests, his perusals of world affairs, and his occasional nap, to ranking the iirst section. And, sure enough, he doesn ' t. Not quick to form an opinion, he was as firm as the Rock of Gibraltar, once he made up his mind. An Army Brat that the Army will ever be proud to claim. " BiU " I • ••••• ' ' Jac}( JOHN HUFF VAN VLIET, JR. Senatorial, Kansas Red Bank New Jersey Jack ' s escapades are as numerous as his witty sayings. His flier into the florist business and his ventures into steam tunnels are but two. Per- haps his love of adventure has not helped his class standing, but, oh, what fun. Night watch- men may have thought that the shade of Ichabod Crane had returned to the Catskills, but it would only be Jack, his long legs flying over the moonHt trails. From an irrepressible Plebe who dunked his Corporal in the pool, to an efficient Second Class Sergeant is a long jump, but Jack made the grade with colors flying. His love ot the military is an inherent characteristic, and it will carry him far in the Army. 196 JOHN RANDAL WEIKEL Seventeenth District, Michigan Berkley Michigan LocHiNVAR from out of the Middle West — a man ot belles lettres. Just ask him; he ' s always writing to the belles. The traditions of notorious " ' V Company have suffered no impairment with J.R. in its ranks. The Tactical Department, however, hasn ' t fully grasped the indifferent and radical reforms of ' ' the Weikel. " However, that doesn ' t seem to bother him at all. Youth is still very much with him and with us, but, like his Prussian torebears, we ' re sure that maturity will bear in him fruit a hundredfold; for, although at present shorn of stripes, we expect some day to hear the masses lustily acclaim his praises with a " Heil Weikel ! " ■7. R. " • ••••• " Sti7n ' SAM W. AGEE, JR. At Large Silver City New Mexico Sam ' l joined us from " I " Company at the end of Plebe year — we welcomed his arrival and have never since regretted it. Conscientiousness is his chief virtue. It pervades all he does- and when he does something you may be certain that he, at least, is satisfied that it is the right thing to do. Extolling the merits of the old West and the Air Corps, he has spent many a pleasant hour with us. We have heard his cowboy songs and watched his tap dance (a vision to behold), but we will remember him for his steady depend ' ability. Just another " K " Company man who ' ll make good. We give you Sam ' l — a good lad and, above all, a real classmate. Cross Country (4. 3, 2). Mono rinn (3); Academic Coach (. ), lOOth H ' ght Show (4.3, 2, 1). • •••••• Corpora] (3): Sergtiuit (2). Lwutenant (1), Boxing {4). Golf i4). Humirais (4): Pistol Expert. 197 • •••••• • • •• Swimming (4, 3, 2), .AJumfrals (4). Minor " A " (2); Track (4): Pentathlon (2),- Rijic Marksman. • • • • ROBERT BESSON First District, Tennessee Nashville Tennessee " K " Company absorbed Bob after tour years of untiring effort on his part to don the gray. Once in these hallowed premises, however, he decided to govern his mode of living by that age-old proverb: " Never do today what you can do tomorrow. " Whereupon he renounced all claims to stripes, and by so doing he ingratiated himself with the clean-sleeved personnel. Four years of close living disclosed to us, in addition to the above-mentioned commendable characteristic, the fact that he has been endowed with a calm and cool-headed manner, and that his sober judgment should not be considered lightly. He is the sort of man one likes to have around in a pinch. ' ' BoV •••• • ' Thi PHILIP DELANO BRANT At Large _ Washington District of Columbia ' j|| Philbert is living proof that the extended aca- I demic course, interspersed with an orientation period of a year at college, gives that civilian touch often so necessary to the Army officer. Academics and a little dust around the house are not for him to worry about. " Strategy, a game of chance and skill " is the product of his ingenious brain. Don ' t try to double-envelop his troops — remember, instead, that he made up the rules. It would be hard to picture a person- ality more adaptable to the hard, rugged life of a true campaigner. There is no doubt in our minds that his restless activity will take him far — up ! • • • • 198 • ••• WESLEY SKILTON CALVERLEY Seventh District, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Pennsylvania " It ' s a Wes! " How often have we heard that cry ring over the area? " Wes, " " Jowls, " " Fat- boy " and the many other nicknames all give wit- ness to his popularity. He went to Stanton Prep and joined the class of Thirty-tive. On deciding that two months was not enough fur- lough, he arranged for a year and a halt, at the end of which he joined us. Good-natured, rough and tough, a bit indiiferent about academics and organised sports, he has won fame with his lusty dragging parties. He has been dragged himself more times than any one of his classmates. Al- ways ready to frolic; always ready to take a chance. We ' ll miss him. Happy landings, Wes. ' ' Wer • •••••• ' Charlie WILLIAM BRACKETT McCLELLAN CHASE Milwaukee At Large Wisconsin It took two generations of West Pointers to produce " K " Company ' s Charlie -that unique personality which, once known, is never tor- gotten. If nicknames are any indication ot popularity, Charlie ranks number one, for he has too many to enumerate. For four years he has added that sparkle to routine life in barracks which makes every day interesting. My only regret is his failure to take more banjo lessons before descending on West Point musical circles. Chevy is continually infatuated, but of course he never terms the emotion infatuation. Living with him has been a lot of fun. One phase of graduation will be hard to take— a divorce from my wite. 199 1%t Football (4), Lacrosse (4); Cadet Chapel SiHida School Teacher (3); Color Lines (3); Pistol Sharpshooter; Rifle Expert. • ••••• SK ' imrning (4); Track. {3, 2); Pointer (3). • •••••• Tciuus (4, J, 2. 1 1, Numerals (4), Minor " A " (3, 2, 1), Captam o Tennis (1); Academic Coach (2); Howitzer (1). • •••• Sergeanl (2), Si(i Club (ll Hop Manager (4, 3.2. J). WILLIAM CLEMENTS CHENOWETH Senatorial Bend Oregon An inquisitive, searching mind, always looking for the best in music, art, literature, and phil- osophy — but restless, never satisfied; leadership ability, personality, generosity, and ambition — all spell to us Bill Chenoweth. This Westerner came to us with almost no knowledge of Army life and ways, but he wasn ' t long in adapting himself to this environment. Having used his spare time to best advantage and developed a maximum in sports, academics, and social lite. Bill shows the unmistakable signs of work well done — a man who knows how to do nothing but his best. In the success that will surely continue to come to him, we shall always remember him as a good sport and a sincere friend. " Biir •• ' ' C. t: CHARLES THOMAS CLAGETT Fifth District, Maryland Upper Marlboro Maryland This quiet, unassuming, " K " Company lad would give you the shirt off his back it he even thought you might like it. " C.T. " is never too busy to lend a helping hand and to lend it with an honest smile. His determination to succeed is evidenced by the fact that he is now a hundred files removed from the " anchor ' ' position he held Plebe year. For four years he was " K " Company ' s Hop Manager — a position that called for personality and finesse, which he capably filled. Despite his daily workouts on banjo, flute, and clarinet, he is a true asset to the Corps, and will be such to any organization that he may later join. Best of luck, C.T. • •••••• 200 JAMES JOHN COSGROVE Army Lancaster Penn SYLVANIA A LOAF ot hrown bread (preterahly whole wheat), a jar ot peanut butter, and a bull session — these are the essentials ot Jim ' s existence. These, and a reputation tor being inditferent. A tile-boner at heart, he lies awake at nights tiguring out new ways to appear inditferent. But beneath this veneer of nonchalance is a lot of character. An ability to see the other man ' s side of an argument, a practical sense ot values, a high regard for honor, and the cheertul smile and greeting that he has for all have endeared Jim to us who knew him. He is an ideal roommate and an incomparable friend. Further laurels will be his after he enters the Service. " Jnn " • •••••• ' Red ' ERIC DOUGAN Fifteenth District, Ohio McCoNNELSVILLE Ohio From the day the Class of 193,7 entered West Point, tour years ago, there has been little doubt in our minds that this red-head would make good. We can not imagine a man more suited in tempera ' ment and ability to Army life. Not only has he gone ahead in military work, but also in the section room where he has risen to the upper part ot the class. And his list of activities shows that he by no means contines his endeavors to routine work, tor he is interested in a variety of pursuits. Eric will be missed around ' ' K " Com ' pany when the bull sessions are held, but here ' s hoping he will be back in 1942 at our first reunion with many new tales to tell. 201 • ••••• Corporal (3): Sergeant (2): Lieutenant (1); Soccer (3),- Engineer Football (2); Choir (4, 3, 2, J); lOOth Night Sliou- (3, 2); Com- pany Howitzer Representative (3, 2, I); Pi.stol Marksman. Engineer Football (2): lOOth Hight Show (4), Piitol Marksman. • • Lacrosse (2, 1): Engineer Football (2); Pointer (4); HowMzer (3, 2, I); lOOth H ght Show (4, 3, 2, 1), C(imf llummalioii Committee (1). WALTER ECKMAN Eighth District, Texas Houston Beast Barracks didn ' t seem to fa?e this mature young Texan without the least semblance of a Texas drawl. However, the sight of a North Barracks room precipitated a violent storm. His bed rocked and squeaked, the wooden floor was spotted and splintery, the locker doors wouldn ' t close, and the table drawer wouldn ' t open. Consequently, the future looked extremely drab and uninviting. After blowing off the steam, however, Eck accepted his position philosoph ' ically and has since complacently fitted into the system. The winter " gloom period " doesn ' t affect him — he can usually be found working out in the gymnasium. Conscientiousness and apti- tude have gained him an enviable record. ' ' Ec}( ' • •••••• ' ' Chief GILES LINCOLN EVANS, JR. Senatorial Nashville • •• ••• The Chief (and the name ' s significant) was hardly what the T.D. set up as an ideal cadet, but he has always been a favorite with the " Troops. " He has gained his place because he is always his natural self — unaffected, firm, and frank. A vast fund of natural intelligence has led him easily into the ranks of the high engineers. Corps activities of many types have benefited from the interest and activity which he shows and from his natura ability to " take over. " We are interested in seeing just how life will handle the Chief — or, better, how he will handle life. Somehow we can ' t visualize anything dominating his resolve and individualism. 202 Tennessee lii JOHN OLIVER FRAZIER Senatorial Elwood Indiana From the Hoosier state, Johnny came to us in- spired by the ideals of West Point. He leaves us inspired by the way he has lived up to his own convictions. Knowledge, he asserts, without common sense and method is folly. Indifferent to tenths and demerits he spends the minimum of time on his lessons and the maximum in the pursuit of a well-rounded life. Although the Tactical Department failed to discover his ability, he found a worthwhile outlet for his appreciation of music and mechanical finesse in producing the only tac-proof Philco system in the Corps. His ready smile will win loyal friends wherever he goes. ' Johnny ' ' ' • ••••• ' ' Eph ' EPHRAIM FOSTER GRAHAM, JR. At Large Antonio Texas With the very first day of Beast Barracks Eph began making his own mark upon the Corps— and the results are still being felt. An Army Brat with complete confidence in his own ability, he has, to everyone s surprise, attained all his ends with no apparent difficulty. A " goat " without a complex, a " make " despite the T.D., athletic without being brutish, and sociable without affectation, Eph remains one of the best-rounded men in the class. And it is certain that his wit, dogged determination, and good-natured freedom of thought and expression will soon win him the same esteem in the affections of the Service that he has held in the hearts of classmates for tour years. 203 t- Cadet Players (2, 1); Pistol Sharpshooter. • •••••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2): Acting First Sergeant (I): Lieutenant (1); Trac (4); Goat Football (2); Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher (3, 2), Adjutant (1); Pistol Sharfishooter. • •••••• Track, (■ " . ' ' " ' « Orchestra 1. . 2. V: lOOth .iight Show (3, 2, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir {4:3, 2, J). • -••• JOHN D. HALTOM At Large Grapeland Texas Dubb ' s smile and good nature are known through- out the Corps. Neither have failed from the first day he entered the reservation. Combined with an indefatigable sense ot humor and the un- failing courtesy of the true gentleman, how could these characteristics fail to win him the friendship of everyone with whom he has come in contact? His musical ability has made him one of the feature members ot the cadet orchestra. A love of fun has kept him m the midst ot all ot " K " Company ' s parties. His character is deep and unselfish; his understanding complete. With these traits, Dubb will continue throughout his lite to add to his long list of constant friends. ' ' Dubb ' . • ••••• Tere " HARRY EDWIN HAMMOND Sixth District, Arkansas mV Pine Bluff Arkansas i||| || True to the spirit of the solid South from whence |||r|| he comes, Pete is a strong believer in democracy. Government of, by, and tor the cadets would be his ideal. Finding that his ideal is treason at the Academy, however, Pete put it aside, offi- cially, if not otherwise, and decided to live by the Blue Book. It meant a lot of work and even rr.ore patience, but he had what it takes and did a good job. In academics, Pete has always main- tained a respectable rating, without much wcrk. It suddenly occurs to us, in congratulating Pete on his success, that we are the ones who should he congratulated — on having had the opportunity to know him. 204 JAMES STANFIELD HATFIELD Fourth District, Florida Orlando Florida This easy-going Floridian has made his presence felt among his classmates, on the football field, and in practically all of those famous nineteenth division brawls. Where brains and diplomacy are needed, there you will find Loppy. His guiding hand mapped the course of the business ends of both the football team and the Dialectic Society. However, his life as a cadet was no bed of roses. His good nature has made him the butt of many a Yearling prank and practical joke. Loppy has made a lasting impression. We will remember him for his conscientiousness, his steadfastness, his ability, his reserve, but, above all, his ability to know just how and what to do when a vital issue is at stake. ' Lo]ip ' ' " • •• • • ' Cec ' ' CECIL HIMES Sixth District, Ohio Batavia Ohio Cecil came to us four years ago from a farm in Ohio. Beast Barracks was not his first introduc- tion to the military, but it was a rough second one. Smaller than most of us, Cecil rode those storms unruffled. As time went on, he im- proved in every way. Chess and photography are his hobbies, but his other interests are numer- ous and varied. Affable, thoughtful if he has a conscious philosophy it is that one should live not for fame, but for a full enjoyment of life. And we ' ve an idea that this quiet little man is getting a lot that we ' re missing. Our four years in his company have been very pleasant. May we meet again in Army Blue. 205 Sergeant (2); Acting Sergeant (1); AisiS ' tant Manager of Football (3. 2), Manager of Football (I). Manager ' s Mapr " A " (1); Cdmft Illumination (11; Dialectic Society (2, 1); Pistol Marksman. • • ••• Chess Club (1); JOOtli Aiiglit Sliou. (4); Pistol E.vf ' crt. • • • • • •••••• " TV " COMPANY IS probably no different from -•- any one of the other eleven companies, but to a man who has spent four years in it, there seems to be a difference. We have our own traditions and have become so steeped in them and in the associa ' tion with the same men, that it would be worse than a six months ' slug to go to another company. It always seemed to us to be getting into a slightly different atmosphere whenever we had to leave the home of the Lost Batt to go to Central or South Area. Perhaps it is because the little men get under your teet over there. • ••••••• Captain Hasbrouck fiiiii Agee, S. W. Besson, R. Brant, P. D. Calverley, W. S. Chase, W. B. M. Chenoweth,W.C. Clagett, C. T. Cosgrove. J. J. Hatfield, J. S Himes, C. Hines, J. B. R. Lauman, P. G. Lemmon, K. B. Mansfield, V. E. Maybach, A. A. Nadal, C. A. FIRST K CLASS Dougan, E. Oberbeck, A. W Eckman, W. Parker, D. B. Evans, G. L. Robbins, A. B. Frazier, J. O. Stann, E. J. Graham, E. F. Unger, F. T. Haltom, J. D. vanLeuven, H. F Hammond, H. E. Wade, K. S. • ••••••• Somehow " K " Company is always low on demos. It might be that the Tacs do not want to disturb the time ' honored air of tranquillity that the rest of the Corps calls indifference. We are a little afraid that we do not have that smart, military snap of the runts, nor the stern hard- ness of the First Batt, but our upper classes really belong to the same company, and our Plebes would rather eat at " K " Company tables than anywhere else in the mess hall. We may not be different, but we are not indifferent; and, to the last man, we heartily approve of the " K " on our guidon. g I i a c s i i III) ill ■206 liliil mill iiilir FIRST PLATOON SECOND PLATOON THIRD PLATOON 201 • • ••• ■T ' 4 ! . J ' . t 4 ' JOHN BROCKENBROUGH RANDOLPH HINES • • • • • G rf or.il [})-, SergtMiit (2). Hoc);e (4. 3, 2, 1), 7 [umerals (4), Motiogram (3), Mmor " A " (2, 1); Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1), , umerals (4), Monogram (2); Engineer Football (2); Academic Coach (3, 2), Piitol Expert. •••••• Corporal (3): Sergeant (2). Acting Supply Sergeant (l); Lieutenant (1); Fencing (4, 3, 2, 1), Numerals (4); Cadel Chapel Choir (3). Fairmont Army West Virginia From our first Kaydet day, an irresistible laugh has echoed loud and long in barrack corridors. ' Trenchie ' ' endowed with an enormous sense ot humor, had descended on us from the sunny West Virginia hills. A true sport in winning or losing. Randy ' s natural ability soon showed up in ath- letics — he ' s the man who lived through two R.M.C. trips! Always we could find something new in him which compelled our admiration. A man of good tastes, ambition, and high-powered personality, he has made a name for himself. It is impossible to count Randy ' s friends, but there are three hundred classmates who wall do thing for him. Take him at his worth — fit the best you have to offer. " RandV K •••••• Thil " PHILIP GATCH LAUMAN, JR. At Large Washington District of Columbia A GREAT facility foL Striking up acquaintances soon distinguished Phil among us. His gitt lies in an amazing tolerance of others ' shortcomings, and in the ability to find the pleasant in most of the things distasteful to him. He has been able, as so few of us have, to be satisfied with what he was assigned to do; and on his own initiative he has proved that he can do well with a number of things. Socially, he has ever seemed marked for success, and we have liked him more for what he is than what we know he can do. When we no longer can enjoy his company, we will miss an opportunity to impose on his even nature and receive his banter. • •••••• • • • KELLEY BENJAMIN LEMMON, JR. Seventeenth District, Calitornia San Pedro California The " Beast " could always he depended upon to come through with enough points to help along the swimming team and enough arguments to champion the goats. It was not that he was too gross to be an engineer he just preferred the company of goats. So he spent his study hours in bed to make sure of his standing. His pet dislike was CuUum Hall (and once he formed an opinion, he would stick by it forever). He had two great failings. Whenever he went on leave he invited people to football games; and when he stayed at home he had the worst snore in North Barracks. Anyway, that ' s our story. But he made a swell wife. • •••••• ' Vi VICTOR EARL MANSFIELD Fifth District, New Jersey Bound Brook New Jersey Sometimes, much too seldom, one meets a man who inspires a warm feeling of trust — and per- haps a twinge of jealousy — because his very bearing bespeaks integrity and strength of will. Such a man is Vic. But to stop there would be to do him an injustice. Vic came to West Point with high ideals, and has not veered from his standards; rather, he made them more severe. Quiet and unobtrusive, he has made solid friend- ships with the few and earned the admiration of the many. Delighting in new acquaintances, new personalities, he enjoyed his nights at Cullum immensely. Vic moves on, heading for lite un- encumbered and ready and sure. 209 Corporal (3): Sergcdrit C ' . Suimmiiig (4, 3, 2, 1), Tiumerals (4). Mmor " A " (3, 2, 1), Captam of Swimmmo (l); Pentathlon (2); Election Committee (3, 2, 1); Equip- ment Committee (I). ••••• Corfioral (.V).- Sergeant (2): Cross Coimtrv (2, I), Hoc,l;e (4, .1, 2, I), lacrosse (4): Academic Coach (3): Cadet Orchestra (2, 1); lOOth Htght Show (2, I); Debating Society (2, 1), Manager (I); Pistol Marks- • • •• ••• Corporal (3): Sergeant {2): Polo (4); Coat Football (2); Dialectic Societv (2, l); Camp Illumination (i); lOOth H ' ght Show Stage Crew (4, 3, 2, I), Color Lme (J, 1); Pistol Sharpshooter. • •••••• Pistol Sharpshooter. • ALFRED ALLEN MAYBACH Senatorial Stillwater Rhode Island From the day Alfie qualified in prunes and recog ' nized the company commander, until graduation, he has been one up on the rest of us. Whenever there is any sort of histrionic production in progress, you can bet that he is behind the scenes, making the " show go on. " His appointment as a Department Head oi the Dialectic Society as a Second Classman was amply justified (even though one of his crew did put a leg through the ceiling of the new gym). Wherever he goes, there ' s tun forthcoming. Ever a party to our riots m North Barracks or a solemn deliberator at an official meeting, he will always be one of the gang from " K " Company. " Aljie " • • • • CARLOS ANTONIO NADAL Resident Commissioner, Puerto Rico |||| San Juan Puerto Rico |I||| Our customs and language came hard to Spic at j first — all he was heard to say Plebe year was " I do not understand, Sir. " However, during Yearling year a girl did what we, atter two years of hard work, could not do. Ever since then he has been running hog-wild. Spic makes an ideal roommate, as the monotony of everyday lite affects him little. Still he has been known, when hard pressed, to make a dive for a bayonet. Those who know Spic know that he can ' t be praised in the conventional biography style. One must know " him to appreciate him. Let it suffice to say that we are proud to be able to class him as one of our few real friends. • • ••• 210 ARTHUR WILLIAM OBERBECK Seventh District, Illinois Chicago Illinois The Obie, ' ' K ' ' Company captain of 193,7, could always be depended upon to explain away his troubles with marvelous ease. Company commander — and a good one. Always efficient and a hard task-master, he may not have run the company to suit everyone in it, but he did take over. Socially, Obie was never a snake, and his hop smile was a rarity at optional academy social functions. He was logical in his analyses, te- nacious in his opinions and versatile. With the same finesse that brought him recognition in track and fencing, he ran the gauntlet of the Academic Departments and emerged with his collar clut ' tered up with stars. ' Obie " • •••••• ' Ddve " DAVID BENNETT PARKER At Large Washington District of Columbia " A THING worth doing is worth doing well. " When Dave sets a task for himself, whether it be in academics, athletics, or recreation, we may rest assured that it will be accomplished in a direct, efficient, and conclusive manner. Here is a man to whom things appear to come easily only because he makes them so. Outspoken in his beliefs, he is at the same time willing to defend them in any discussion, be it ever so heated. Oftentimes we have attempted to justify our arguments with our superiority in years, only to be met with these few (and, we suspect, very applicable) words: " Age is not measured in years, but in experience and wisdom. " 211 Corporal (J); First Sergeant (2); Captain (1); Stars {4, 3, 2, 1); Track, {4, 3, 2, 1), Tvjumerals (4), Monogram (J, 2, 1); Fenc- iTig (4, 3, 2, 1), Minor " A " (3, 2, 1); Rmg Committee (4, 3, 2, I). • ••••• Corfioral (3): Fencing (4, 3, 2), A(umerals (4); Pistol (3); Lacrosse (4); Tennis (2); Cadet Chape! Sunday School Teacher (3, 2, 1); Pointer (4, 3. 2. i), As.sociate Editor (J); B. A. (3); A. B. (3). • ••••• • • Corporal (j), Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Gymnasium (4, ,■)); Pistol (3); Engineer Football (2); Academic Coach (J, 2); Company Houitzcr Refiresentatit ' e (3, 2. 1).- Pistol Expert. • •••••• Corporal (3); SitppN Sergeant (2). Lieu- tenant and Battalion Adjutant (J), Stars (4, 3, 2, 1), Fencing 14, 3, 2. I), Afumerals (4), Manager of Fencing (1), Manager ' s Minor " A " (J); Catholic Sunday School Teacher (3, 2, i). Chairman of Honor Committee (i). Pistol Exfiert. ASHER BURTIS ROBBINS, JR. At Large Wilmington Delaware Hailing from Delaware, with Massachusetts as a boyhood background, Robbie exhibits the typical New England characteristic ot zealousness in everything that he undertakes. He has demon ' strated how quickly a foreigner to Army life can become acclimated to the rigorous require ments of West Point. Always at the head of the class, Robbie delighted in helping less fortu- nate men, often doing more work than those tutored. Hand in hand with his vigor along academic lines goes his keen interest m every form of sport. Behind all of his interests is a sincere desire to succeed, and he possesses such an indomitable spirit that there is little doubt as to what the outcome of his efforts will be. ' ' Robbie ' idfal • ••••• ' Stan EUGENE JOSEPH ST ANN Sixteenth District, Michigan Washington District of Columbia ' Stan seems to prove the exception to the rule that you never get out ot anything more than you put into it, for in spite of his impressive list of achieve- ments he never seems to work very hard. Con- fronted with any job about which he knows noth- ing he looks, in a tew minutes, as it he had been doing it all his life. All of Stan ' s talents, how- ever, are not academic and military. Socially, he performs with smoothness and confidence, and given a week-end, he can do a fair imitation of Joe College. The fact that he is head of the Honor Committee speaks volumes tor his character. The same qualities that make him a swell room- mate will make him a credit to the Engineers. •••• • 212 • •• •• FERDINAND THOMAS UNGER Thirty-third District, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Out of the smoke ot Pittsburgh strode a stalwart redhead prepared to rank number one in the Class of Thirty-Seven. His lack ot success was largely due to participation in athletics rather than a desire to find odd moments of leisure. His love ot competition and natural ability make him an all-round athlete. Four years at West Point haven ' t changed ' ' The Fin " greatly — true, they have given him an added polish and left him a little more mature in his views; yet, in the end, he remains essentially what he was betore he entered the Military Academy : a man you cannot help but like and admire — a man ' s man tit for a man ' s work. " Fin ' • •••••• " Va?i " HARRY FRANCIS van LEUVEN Minnesota National Guard Minneapolis Minnesota Although Van hasn ' t fallen heir to many re- sponsibilities trom the point of view of chevrons, it has not curtailed his ability nor has it lessened our estimate of his capability. He is conscien- tious, frank, systematic, and practical; but the foundation of his character is his thoroughness. It is that quality which leaves its mark on every- thing he does. His wiry physique and natural athletic abiUty make him a worthy opponent in almost any form of athletics. A born mimic, he can imitate any man in " K " Company to per- fection — and make him like it. Always ready with a comeback, he is an acknowledged peer at matching wits. 213 • • • • Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (1); Football (4, 3, 2).- Baseball (4, 3, 2, J); Hockey (4, 3); Sk} Club (1); Acolyte (1); Color Lines (3). • •••••• Sergeant (2); Acting Sergeant (I); Boxing (4); Gymnastics (3, 2, l). Sergeant (21, Acting Sergeant (1); Pistol Team (3); ' Tennis ' (2, 1); Chess Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Bugle Notes (2, 1), Assistant Editor (2); Academic Coach (2); Glee Club (3, 2, ]); 1 00th ight Show (4, 3); Pistol Expert. • •• ••• Acting Supply Sergeant (I); Dialectic Society (3, 2, 1), Vice President (1), Pistol Marksman. • • • • • • ••• • KENNETH SAYRE WADE Twentieth District, California San Diego California Adjectives are useless in trying to describe the true character of this son of California. His contribution has been not words, but deeds. Beast Barracks, followed by four years under the T.D., has been unable to subdue his indomitable spirit. A profound lover of music. Ken has often set aside his books of an evening to listen to the works of Verdi or Schubert. To exercise his intellect he often indulges in a few gymnastics on the chess board. Ken has often cast aside his own studies to coach some fellow cadet in dis ' tress. To us who know him now, and to those whom he later meets. Ken will always remain the same Hkable character of our cadet days. ' ' Ken ' • •••• " uiller ' WILLIAM RIDDICK CRAWFORD At Large Hertford North Carolina QuiLLER — always interested and always interest- ing. Ardent militarist and jingoist — private first class with drill spec ' d cold. A proud goat with four stars. Poor in French but capable of repair- ing an engine or putting across a business deal. Interested in construction, he knew by name the workmen on the post and was familiar with their work. A self-confident, hard-headed, critical Scot; but he never oiled the wheels of his own progress at the expense of another. Generous to a fault. Took it easy and learned much not found in books. His well-balanced menu and evenly-tempered attitude are invaluable assets as later events will prove. 214 • •• •• CHARLES GRINNELL DANNELLY First District, Texas Jefferson Texas Whether he returns to his native state for a journalistic career, as he once confided that he might, or whether he defends our coast line with the ' ' Big Berthas " of our Army, if there is a laugh to be had in either case, Dan will have it. He is possessed of a sound general knowledge and a love for the practical rather than the theoretical in life. His personality is unique — he possesses a sense ot humor that seems to be lying not so far beneath the surface even during his more serious moments. His whole nature is best summed up by saying that if you don ' t meddle in his affairs, he won ' t meddle in yours unless you ask for help, and then he is more than willing to give it. ' ' Dan ' • •••••• " Fred " FREDERICK OTTO DIERCKS Army St. Paul Minnesota Fred is a man of many and varied interests, with a leaning toward the literary. He is an energetic and masterful leader and organizer, for two years the guidmg spirit, as president and producer, of the Cadet Players. His previous experience in the Army, his inquiring and analytic mind, and his quick grasp of problems fit him well for his profession. As to horsemanship, he laughed at us when we were slow trotting and far out ' stripped us at jumping. He is a firm believer in his own destiny and has the willpower necessary to accomplish his goal. A participant in few activities, he never puts his hand to a task with- out adding his heart as well. 215 Sergeant (2): Acting Sergeant (1); Camp lUummat on (3). Dialectic Society (4, 3, 2); Pistol Marksman. • •••••• Polo (4); Equipment Committee (l); Presi- dent of the Cadet Players (2, l); Pistol Sharpshooter. Corporal (. ). Supply Sergeant (2); Cap- tain and Battalion Commander (]); Foot- ball (4, 3, 1): Lacrosse {4, 3): Engineer Football (2); Chairjnan of Ring Com- mutes {4, 3, 2, 1); Homtzer (4, 3, 2, 1); Cadet Players (2, l); Pistol Exfiert. • •• ••• Assistant Manager of Lacrosse (3); lOOth Night Show (4, 3, 2, 1). • • GERARD JOSEPH FORNEY Sixteenth District, California Hollywood California From the first days of Beast Barracks were dis ' cernible the qualities which have made Buck one of the outstanding men in the class. He possesses a congenial, soft ' spoken manner, an intense desire to help others and a sincerity of purpose which at times have put the rest of us to shame. Both the T.D. and the men of the Corps have vindi- cated his faith in the system — the T.D. with five stripes and the men of the Corps with their high- est respect. Add to this a head chuck full of brains and an overabundance of energy which has carried him to many high positions in extra- curricular affairs, and you have a man who typifies everything that West Point stands for. ' ' Buck ' •••• " Gib " • •• WALTER GIBSON GLEYE Fift h District, Michigan Grand Rapids ' Michigan Gib is a quiet fellow who knows he can ' t remake the world in seven days and has no intention of trying it. But he does have a knack of going about his job efficiently and quietly, and of doing it well. During these four years spent eluding the pitfalls and snares of the Academic Depart- ment, Gib has found a lot of interests. Four Hundredth Night Shows received his help. He was a pioneer member of the Camera Club, and an inveterate, accomplished photographer. Any new mechanical idea received his immediate at- tention. Any BS session intrigued him. But he never failed to have time to write reams of letters. An revoir, Gib. 216 RICHARD FREDERICK HILL Fifth District, Georgia Atlanta Georgia Hill, a music lover by nature, has the distinction ot holding an unique Academy record: he assem ' bled by tar the largest collection of phonograph records ever seen at West Point. Everything from Bach to Stravinsky and Ray Noble is repre ' sented, and the Tacs, as early as yearling year gave up asking him what was in the huge stack of albums under the phonograph stand. The Mahatma was never troubled by the Academic Board, so he devoted his spare time to being stage manager ot the Cadet Players; his success as a youthful Norman Bel Geddes is attested by the fact that his sets were called " professional " even by the drama-wise critics of the English depart- ment. " ' Mahatma ' • •••••• " Tiger ' ' ' WOOD GUICE JOERG At Large Atlanta Georgia Tiger came to us from the deep South with a military snap and the happiest of dispositions that never failed in four years. Each year found hi m in the spotlight, reaching the clima.x Second Class year when he was on the receiving end of a pie " episode " in the Hundredth Night Show. A " rabble rouser " First Class year, many a time Tiger and his " old razoo " whipped up the Corps spirit at rallies and football games. Four years haven ' t changed in the slightest his most-Southern ' of-all accents. Here is a lad with a heart a yard long and a smile a mile wide, both of which start at reveille and end at taps. The Infantry will be proud to have him ! Cadet Players (2, 1); Pistol Marl sman. •••••• Lacrosxe (4). Boxmg (4, 3, 2); Cheerleader (1); Hop Manager (4, 3, 2, 1); Pointer (4. 2); Color Lines (]),■ lOOth Hight Show (2, 1). • • • • 217 • •••••• • • • • Corporai O): Sergeant (2); Acting First Sergeant (1); Lieutenant (I); Football (4); Cross Country (3); Boxing (3, 2, l); Trac (4, 3, 2): Cadet Chape] Choir (4, 3): Lec- ture Committee (1); Hoii ' itzer (4, 3, 2, l). Advertising Editor (1 ), Cadet Players (2); Pistol Mar (5man. • •••••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Captain (I); Cross Country T umerals (4), Minor " A " (3, 2, 1), Cafitain Cross Country (l); Fencing ? (umerals (4), Minor " A " (3, 2, 1), Captain Fencing (1); Tracl J umeraU (4), Major " A " (3, 2, J); SS. Teacher (3, 2, i), St.p ' t. (i); Pistol Sharpshooter. COLIN PURDIE KELLY, JR. Senatorial Madison Florida A COMBINATION of Irish blood and Southern sun ' shine has given Kelly the best qualities of both. Equally famous are his drawl and friendly smile. A temper, perhaps, but one that rises to defend the principles that he cherishes. He has not devoted all his effort to study and consequently has not achieved high academic rank, but he has participated in sports and other activities and has found additional time to enjoy thoroughly West Point. He ' s positive in his opinions; vigor- ous in his actions. All-around ability and a knack for making friends bespeak a bright future for him, and those of us who really know him will be glad to say, ' ' I knew him when -c. pr • •••••• " Moose " WILLIAM HORACE LEWIS Wyoming National Guard Kemmerer Wyoming ' j You ASK, is he a man or a Moose? We say he is a gentleman. West Point has left a stamp on Moose only to his advantage. He is one ot those rare individuals who possess a keen sense of humor as well as a distinctive personal charm. His activity record is more than impressive, still for him sports are but a pastime. No one enjoys friends more than Moose; and no one is more desirable as a friend. He is capable of the highest and finest accomplishments, and Hfe holds tor Bill just what he chooses to take. We know it will treat him well. To call him a friend is an honor, and a great many ot his classmates have that honor. • •••••• 218 ANDREW JACKSON LYNCH Third District, Tennessee Winchester Tennessee Bub Lynch — a real son ot the Old South, and proud of it. With the slowest, most deliberate Southern drawl in the Corps, he has argued and re-fought the Civil War at every opportunity. (From somewhere we have gained the impression that he rather enjoys it.) Although his speech and actions seem to personify nonchalance, don ' t be too badly deceived — his interest is keen and his ability marked. There is a minimum ot effort expended on his academic pursuits, but he is never in danger; he vows indifference to the military, but takes over command like an old trooper whenever called upon. ' ' L " Company will miss the friendly personality of this young ' ' rebel. " ' Bub ' • •••••• ' Nellie " RICHARD ELLIS NELSON Fifth District, Calitornia Modesto California Fellows- " the Swede, a classical example of a true " Sunshine " state man! Forced out ot lacrosse and football competition because ot an injury while a Yearling, he bravely refused to be discouraged by his misfortune, threw his natural skill into more important lines, and be- came a varsity coach. Devourer of boodle and hopoid extraordinary, creator of new dance steps and master of old ones, he is almost as much a part of CuUum as are the many generals. Giver of commands in a most original manner, he will go to any amount of trouble to complete a favor for a friend. A man of tremendous character — the Swede. 219 Boxing (4): Lacrosse (-(). Ciiiltt Chapel Choir {4, 3, 2. l); Glee Club (3, 2); lOOth H Sht Show (3, 2),- Pisiol Expert. • •••••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Ueutenant (1); Football (4): Lacrosse (4, 3. 2. 1); Hu- merals (■ ); " A " SijiiacI Assustatit Coach (2, 1). • • • • • •••••• Corporal (3). Sergeant (2); Lieutcyiayit (Ij; Foothall (4, 3), Humerals (4); Basketball (4, 3, 2, 1), Humerals (4); Cheerleader (i); CathoUc Chapel Choir (I); Camp Illumi- nation (1); Pointer (i); Glee Club (l); lOOth A[ight Show (1). • •••• • Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting SufipN Sergeant (1); Football (4, 3, 2), Jumerals (4), Monogram (3, 2); Basketball (4); Baseball (4). Pistol Sharpshooter; B. A. (1); A. B. (;). • • • • • • • •• • - " S CHARLES STUART O ' MALLEY Tenth District, New Jersey Newark New Jersey Into the gloomy depths of a cadet room charges an infectious grin and a hearty laugh. Jaded spirits revive; black clouds suddenly clear. Stu is here. Exuberant spirits and irrepressible fun incarnate, Stu ignores the somber side ot lite. Whether studying, playing, or acting, Stu works with vigor, a smile on his lips and a song in his soul. Many call him " Lucky " ; they ' re right. He ' s ' ' Lucky " in being born to attract, destined to make friends, blessed with rare abilities. May our memories of Kaydet life retain his imprint. We know they will. Here ' s to our merry song ' ster, everyone ' s buddy. Here ' s to the perennial yearling. Here ' s to Stu ! ' ' Stu • •••••• " Slugger ' FLOYD JOAQUIN PELL First District, Maryland Ogden Slugger, a veritable dual personaHty, is as fool ' hardy and venturous as his nickname would indicate, and yet is phlegmatic, placid, and pru ' dent. A vivid imagination, a keen sense of fair play, a profound love for athletics, an even tem ' per, a compassionate heart, are his attributes. Never an adherent of regimentation of thought or action; always apathetic toward discipline, yet earnest and sincere in his endeavors. Undis ' turbed by adversity, he has cherished a sense of humor and proportion which has enabled him to enjoy these last four years to the utmost. We shall best remember him for his singular achieve ' ment, as a Plebe, of causing a first classman to " swim to Newburg. " 220 CHARLES LOUIS ROBBINS Third District, Indiana Elkhart Indiana Charlie— RoBBY — Owl- there have been so many names given to this Hoosier man, but all of them mean friendliness and cheerfulness. The Owl could have been a star man, but the great desire to read good books and magazines and to inhabit the gym kept him from this glory. Some- how it doesn ' t bother him much — at least it has not detracted from his punning ability (?) . There have been countless people who came to Charlie for help and no one ever went away without an answer. Four wives in all has he had, and each one counts Charlie as his best friend. Headed for Randolph Field after graduation, we ' re betting he will get his wings. Chdrlie-OwV • ••••• ' Toi EDWARD CHRYSOSTOM DAVID SCHERRER Illinois F irst District, Georgia Shawneetown One of the best riders in the class, hence the name " Pony. " His greatest disappointment was when he thought he had failed the Air Corps e.xam, and his greatest thrill was when he found he had passed it. Too easygoing to relish the idea of annual hikes and other duties of the ground troops, he is a perfect candidate for the Air Corps. His calm ability and even temper are sure to serve him well anywhere. No man can remember having seen him lose his temper. The high regard which his classmates had for him was best shown when they elected him to the most honor- able post in the Corps the Honor Committee. 221 Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (1); Lieutenant (l); Track, (4); Pistol Marksman (1). •• • Footbai! (4, 3, 2); Boxing (3); Baseball (4); Honor Committee (1); Pistol Expert. • • • • • •••••• ORGANIZATIONS are individuals, develop- ing personalities by which they are recognized. The members of an organization contribute to its personality; as individuals, they partake of its characteristics. So through the years of evolution each company of the Corps possesses the distinctive- ness and complexity in unity which is characteristic of all organizations. It becomes a thing incapable of being divided without losing its identity. The personality of " L " Company is recognized by the spirit of geniality and good fellowship which ignores class barriers. In our intimate associations we have learned to appreciate the inherent qualities • ••••••• Captain Bowes Crawford, W. R. O ' Malley, C, S. Dannelly, C. G. Pell, F. J. Diercks, F. O. Robbins,CharlesL Forney, G. J. Scherrer, E. C. D. Gleye, W. G. Shields, J. T. Hill, R. F. Strandberg, W. B FIRST Joerg, W. G. Kelly, C. P. Lewis, W. H. Lynch, A. J. Nelson, R. E. J CLASS Tincher, M. A. Uglow, H. H. Whittemore, P. B. Wright, H. B. Wynkoop, H. R. •• •••• ot closeness among men and have realized the ideals a man expects to find among men — fellowship and generosity. We have shared a fellow feeling spring- ing from comradeship, and have enjoyed the mutual understanding and sympathy of our company mates. The spirit of munificence has permeated our society. The ranks of " L " Company are filled with men of accomplishment in every field of cadet activity. Among our number have been men prominent in academic, military, athletic, and histrionic achieve- ment. We have participated in Corps functions as a group who find a definite satisfaction in activity. In all we have derived a satisfaction of being an integral and active part of the Corps. I ,i ■: 222 IM! IMI iiiiiT Tiiiii FIRST PLATOON SECOND PLATOON llllll iiiiiT THIRD PLATOON 223 . Sergeant (2). • ••••• Color CoTfjoral (3): First Sergeant (2) Captairx and Regimental Commander (1) Football (4, 3, 2, 1), Major " A " (3, 2, 1), Wrestling (4), Tvliuncrals (4); Traci; (3), Lacrosse (2, 1), Pistol Exfiert. JOHN THOMAS SHIELDS Fifth District, Louisiana RUSTON Louisiana The General — you must know him to appreciate him. He feigns, at first contact, an unnaturally dignified restraint; but this veneer soon begins to wear off, and soon you have the General that we all know and like. He ' s frank in speech, and decided in his likes and dislikes — has little interest in extensive theoretical research, but possesses a large share of practical knowledge in many fields. His lecture on Gertrude Stem marked the high spot of our English course. Will tackle any difficult situation in existence — and probably lick it. He ' s well fitted to — hasn ' t he survived the pitfalls of ' ' those Louisiana swamps ' 7 Take it away. General — we ' re with you. " General " • • • • ' ' Smitty ' ' STANLEY LOWELL SMITH Fifteenth District, California Los Angeles California i Smitty, as he is known to us, has succeeded in that difficult task of leading 1600 men and being at the same time one of them. His military rank ' ing is matched only by the high esteem in which we all hold our First Captain. Much could be said about his prowess on the gridiron, but you have all read about that outstanding unsung guard in the forward wall (who also played well). As a roommate he leaves nothing to be desired; every dull moment is brightened while Pappy gives his natural exuberance free outlet. His great abundance of common sense balances his strong sense of humor. Smitty, here ' s to a happy future! 224 •••• • WILLIAM BAYER STRANDBERG Fourth District, Minnesota St. Paul Minnesota The space allotted to a biography is so short that it is impossible to do justice to a man of Bill Strandberg ' s breadth and calibre. In actual achievement — he has given freely oi his time for three years to those of the Third Batt who have not found the Academic Department easy to master. Yet with this generous outlay of time, he has found opportunity to be a major e.xecutive of the Howitzer, to be a consistent winner on the swimming team, and this last year to make a successful bid to represent the Academy in the District trials for a Rhodes Scholarship. All in all, Bill has carried out the Academy ' s desire to turn out the " well ' iounded man. " " BiU " • •••••• MAXWELL AWYN TINCHER First District, Minnesota Owatonna Minnesota Give him a hockey stick, skates, ice, and a fast contest, and Max is in his element. He lives for the winter, with its attendant sports, each year. During the rest of the year he enjoys life reading the latest books. Of a pleasant and likeable personality, he nevertheless cares little for the opinion of others, and is tolerant of association rather than seeking it. His self-contained nature needs neither sympathy nor affection. If he is careless of what others think of him, he thinks much of them, and is accurate in his opinions. His flaming spirit, when aroused, distinguishes him in any sort of hot contest. This spirit, along with his smile, carries him far. Corporal (3): Battalion Sergeant Major (2); Lieutenant (1); Stars (■}, 3): Swimming {4, 3, 2, 1), numerals (4), Minor " A " (3, 2, 1); Pentathlon (2); Howitzer (2, 1), Adtiertising Manager (J); Pistol Mari(s- • •••••• Hoc ey (4, 3, 2, 1), ? lumerals (4), Minor " A " (3, 2, 1), Captam of Hockey (1). 225 • •••••• Cadet Chape! Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Glee Club (J). • •••• • Assistant Manager of Soccer (3, 2), Manager (1), Manager ' s Minor " A " (I); Company Pointer Representative (3, 2); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. • »?. • •••••• HOMER HARVEY UGLOW Sixth District, Nebraska SCOTTSBLUFF Nebraska College student delving into the mysteries of electronic physics, independent tarmer, school teacher, and gentleman cadet, Homer is a man of varied accomplishments and of a resourceful nature. Goatiest of the goats Plebe year, but now, without fik ' boning, he has reached a place well up in academic ranks. He is a man of few words and intense mental activity. Although he has never joined a Corps Squad, he has been a bulwark of strength to the " L " Company inter ' murder teams. His love of music and natural ability have made him prominent in West Point musical circles. Versatile, likeable, and a pal, success and friendship will be his laurels. ' " Horner " ' T. Br Paul, quiet and reserved, possesses unusual judgment and a tine perspective. Also, he has a naturally inquiring mind. This last has led him into the innards ot many radios, as well as into occasional difficulties with the Tactical De ' partment. He has owned (and lost) so many during the last four years that we believe he must have set some sort of a record. Paul likes to ride, and may enter the Cavalry; but then, again, his interest in technical matters might well lead him into the Signal Corps. His academic record is such that he can choose his branch. And there ' s one thing that is certain : wherever he goes, he will be good at his job. 226 ( PAUL BATES WHITTEMORE Army Hamburg New York jI|||I • • HAROLD BELL WRIGHT Fourth District, Oklahoma Calvin Oklahoma To Injun conservation of energy is more than a law of physics — it is his guiding principle of life. He is a master of the art of finding short cuts and simple ways to solve problems. Whether it be Academics, on the drill field, or paths to hearts — male or female — Injun could get there first and with the least effort. His many campaigns with the T.D. furnish him valuable experience for future battles. He ' s well-informed on a large number of topics, but there are two on which he is an authority. Just mention Oklahoma or aviation to him and you get an immediate reply. The latter is his big ambition and we know huge success will be his there. ' Iiijim " • •••••• " Bishop " HUESTON RICHARD WYNKOOP Connecticut National Guard Bridgeport Connecticut Imagine the broadest grin conceivable; the most infectious laugh; the keenest appreciation of an unusual situation; the loudest, most jovial voice; the friendliest nature- and you have a fair picture of " L " Company ' s genial host and master of ceremonies, Bish-Tish. Ever since that memor- able July I St, 193,3, the Bishop has radiated good fellowship and humor to an unprecedented e.xtent. But coupled with this unique personality you will find a lot of ability and interest in activities of every sort. When there is work to be done, the Bishop will quit frolicking and go to work — when there ' s a problem to be faced, he ' ll help you face it. Is it any wonder that we all like him? 227 • • • • • • • Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (1); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, i); Glee Club (3, 2, 1). lOOch H ' ght Show (3, 2, 1); Color Lines (1); Pistol Marks- man; B. A. (I); A. B. (1). • ••••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (1); Cross Country (2), Monogram (2); Fencing (2); Lacrosse (4. 3); Election Committee (2, J); Pistol Marl{sman. 1 • • •••••• dorporai [?); Sergeant {2), Suimniing (4); Chairman Christmas Card Committee (1); Hou ' itzer (2, 1), Business Manager (1): lOOth H ' ght Show (3). • •• • Sergeant (2); Tennis (4, 3, 2, 1), Jumera!s (4), Minor " A " (3, 2, 1); Howitzer (4, 3, 2, 1), Editor-m-Chie fl). JOHN FRANCIS BATJER Eighth District, Texas Houston Texas Johnny came to West Point with the knowledge of a graduate of a state university. Plebe and Yearling French ran him a close race, but other ' wise he showed the academic departments that high rankings could be obtained without too much study. But it isn ' t in his makeup to loaf. The noise of a typewriter always marked John ' s study periods, and ceaseless activity marked his free time. He had fingers in a great many pies, and loved nothing better than pitting his ingenuity against a difficult situation. Rooming with a pair of Army brats for the last two years, he ob ' tained a good insight into Army life. We will miss him after graduation. ' ' Johnny ' ' ' ' M •••••• ' ' Gibb ' ' GILBERT FULGHUM BELL Senatorial Augusta We remember from Beast Barracks a slow, earnest voice in the rear rank replying, " Mister Bell, G. F., Sir, " with an uncalled for and ludicrous accent on the " F. " From his slow, earnest voice our memory runs to unhurried constant work which made Gibby the editor ot the Howitzer and a mainstay ot the tennis squad. Perhaps the tennis coach characterized him best when he remarked: " You play very well. Bell, but you move with a Southern drawl. " Gilbert is pos- sessed of a sound judgment and a willingness to work which have carried him far. For his industry we have grown to admire him; by his quiet humor, his thoughtfulness, and his even temper, we have been attracted. Georgia • •••••• 228 HAROLD McDonald brown Third District, Georgia CORDELE Georgia McDuFFY, cheerful griper, lazy hustler, and ideal iconoclast — he swears he can ' t understand the principles of tactics and turns up with two superior efficiency reports just to prove himself wrong. He won ' t walk across the room to get a light for his skag yet he ' ll work like a dog for two months to make the goat football team. He can disrupt a swell bull session with his satirical disbeliefs and then blandly go home to moon over a photograph without batting an eye. That is the McDufF, approving and censoring, indolent and ambitious, cynical and idealistic — and above all, the sleepiest man in the world before break ' fast. We like McDuffy. ' ' McDujfy ' • •••••• ' Al ' ALAN DOANE CLARK Army W. ' SHINGTON District of Columbia As THERE were battles in the weekly three-ring circuses at the gymnasium, so were there struggles in the Chemistry Department. Al by no means slighted either of them. We point not to the prowess, but to the progress. As a cadet, he started his career here with an athletic blank and finished First Class Year with a record the plebes will hear about. But worse than that (say his roommates), the same tempered conscientiousness applied to billiards and bridge has produced alarming (and expensive) results. Sometimes we remember him as the sleeping beauty with his feet out in the cold, but most of all as a very swell guy. 229 Boxing (4); Goat Football (2); Pistol Marksman. • • ••• Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (21; Lieu- tenant (I); Football (3, 2, J); Baseball (4), Tiumerah (4); Boxing (4), Numerals (4); Wrestling (3, 2), Minor " A " (3, 2); Trac (3, 2, 1), Monogram (3, 2, 1); Pistol Marksman. • • • • • •••••• JOHN POWERS CONNOR At Large Pelham Manor New York Hockey (3, 2, i), Monogram (3), Minor " A " (2, J); Goat Football (2); Cadet Chapel Choir (3, 2, i); Dialectic Societji (4, 3, 2, 1); Pistol Mar sman: A.B. (I). From the 428 lads poured into the academic separator as the ' 37 " Cream of the Nation ' s Youth, " there remains one, who has narrowly escaped its semi-annual churnings — that inimi- table buffoon, J. Poop. His mind, ever retentive of the gay song and the mirth ' provoking anecdote, has little respect for the ponderous teachings of Newton or Descartes. Our cadet memories would indeed be incomplete without pictures ot a gangling lad tooling around the ice, or a debonair figure nimbly treading the measure a la Pelham, or a purple-faced clown rendering a bawdy ballad to an admiring throng. As to his future success as an officer, all I can say is: " If you dunt liking de feesh, trow ' m beck in de vater! " ' ' Poopie ' • • • • • ••• ]y[ ••••••• " C07t " Tracl{ (3); Pistol Sharpshooter. CONRAD HENRY DIEHL, JR. Fifteenth District, Pennsylvania Matamoras Pennsylvania Conrad has yet to get over the time he went to a hop only to find out that it was not a feed hop. He almost never drags, yet over week-ends he is one of the busiest men in the class. If he isn ' t at the Boodlers he is serving a guard or C.C.Q. tour to help a classmate. The Red Flash of our class is a man whom you would expect to crash through, because he is conscientious and is ready to do what he is told to do and what he thinks is right. This ability is certain to serve him well, in the Service or out. Here in the wilds of " M " Company, we ' ve come to appreciate his co- operative attitude and extreme dependability. True, Conrad isn ' t easy to get to know, but pierce his reserve and you ' ll find a true friend. • •••••• 230 KENNETH WITT DRISKILL Army Newport Tennessee Throughout the Corps, Pop ' s ability to ' ' spec " and the preponderance of his poopsheets are a byword. For four years he has grimly battled the Academic Department on its own grounds and by sheer determination has emerged vic- torious. However, Pop is a far cry from being a pedagogical drudge. A pianist of no mean talent, he has on many occasions aroused the admiration of his classmates. His affability and wit have saved more than one hop from sinking to the depths of boredom for one of the more fortunate femmes. Only his fine sense of humor enables him to overcome the trials of his perpetual storms. ' ' Pop ' • ••••• •M. A. " MEYER ARENDT EDWARDS, JR. Army San Francisco California From planting mines in the Coast Arty to P-rade rest on the Plain ! After a Beast Barracks and Plebe year in a super-disciplined " A " Com- pany, Meyer moved over to the far end of the Lost Batt to spend the next three years in taking a rest cure. High-strung and sensitive, he is quite reserved. He sees every problem through to a solution; and once having arrived at that solution, will stick to it through thick and thin. We ' ll remember him most for his tall tales ot fogless, weather-perfect San Francisco, for his rides with the special delivery " M " Co-ers in the hills, and for his membership in the famous " Twenty-one " club of the Field Arty. Acting CoTfioral (3); Football (4, 3, 2); Board of Governors, First Class Club (1); Pistol Sharpshooter. • •••••• Boxing (4); Pistol Sharpshooter. 231 • •••••• WILLIAM EDWIN WILSON FARRELL Bds etbaU {4, 3, 2, 1); Tnick, (4, J, 2): Engineer Football (2); Academic Coach (4, 3, 2, I); Pistol Mari;sman. • ••••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (1); Swimming (4); Gymnasium (4, 3, 2, 1); Senior Cheerleader (1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 2, 1).- Rmg Committee (4, 3, 2, 1); Hou ' ilzer (2). • • • • 4- Tfc- -A- -A- • Seventh District, California Nashville Tennessee Of Wilson ' s many unusual traits, two are out ' standing. First is his faith in his ideals and in himself. Since Plebe year, men have sought his advice on various personal matters, and respected his opinions. Next is his astonishing mental capacity. He usually gets around to studying at about first call, yet ranks the Engineers easily. Always in demand as an academic coach, he is most unselfish with his time. Just to prove he ' s not perfect, however, he occasionally loses his temper, or falls off a horse, or returns late from furlough. And his singing in Chapel! To sit beside him is a revelation. Even so, we admire him. Wilson has in abundance what the Army wants in its men — strength of character. ' ' Willie ' ' • •••••• " ■fiorace " HORACE GREELEY At Large New York New York Horace, coming from an Army family, had his ambition fulfilled when he entered the Academy. For a while he had a tendency to take things easy, but his ambitions rose again and he decided to get the most he could out of the four years here. His characteristic of analyzing any mistake he makes and then profiting by it in the future has made him successful in both sports and academics. First Class year found him a member ot the gym- nastics team and senior cheerleader. He might also be called a " cheer ' spreader " because of his ready laugh and good comradeship. Now he wants the Air Corps and if there is a way to get it, he will, for his determination to do a thing has not yet been stopped. 232 MALCOLM GREEN First District, California Sausalito California Hardly a more uncomplaining man existed in the Corps. The way Sailor could ' ' take it ' ' showed us from the start what a sturdy makeup he possessed. His seven months ' slug, he said, " was better than a year. " When hardships beset us the Sailor never failed to supply cheery words. Along with a fine sense of humor, he possessed an intense interest in history and music. Little attracted by academics, he still had the valuable quality ot retaining what was essentially important long after the books were set aside. A fine horseman and excellent shot, he was indeed a splendid soldier in the field. King of the Area Birds, Sailor will always retain a secure place in our hearts. Sailor " • •••••• " Marty MARTIN LEVERING GREEN Eighth District, Virginia Oakton Virginia Marty possesses a reserved bearing and a friendly nature that makes him liked immediately. The man is at home and completely at ease in any surroundings, and under any circumstances — even when he picked up a gold star for his bath ' robe Plebe Christmas, he apparently suffered no loss of composure. Still, he decided to avoid similar experiences and so he has emerged with a good academic standing. When occasion de- mands, he ' ll abandon his soft-spoken, easy-going attitude, roll up his sleeves and really go to work. Under his careful guidance (says his roommate) their household has gone merrily along, but with- out him he would never have made a formation. Corporal (.f); Sergeant (2); Football (4): Baseball (4); Goat Football (2); Howitzer (2, 1); Pistol Sharpshooter. •• ••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (1); Basketball (4); Pistol (3); Pistol Expert. 233 • ••• •• ASK any runt where one may find " M " Com ' - 1- pany, and he will doubtless correct your query with the statement, ' ' Oh, you mean West Point College. " The origin of this distinctive sobriquet is subject to dispute. The proletariat of the Corps will claim the responsibiHty lies with our reputations for pajama reveilles, tac ' t ' less a.m.i. ' s, the C.C.Q. ' s signal for a bridge game to start, and a host of other enviable " M " Company traditions. We stoutly deny our indifference; we stoutly defend our individuality. Admittedly a thorn to the T.D., we relegate the • •••• •• Lieutenant Hempstead miii Batjer, J. F. Marr, H. E. Bell, G. F. Maxwell, W. R. Brown.HaroldMc . Miller, Robert C. Clark, A. D. Montgomery, J. H Connor, J. P. Norvell, J. E. Diehl, C. H. Reaves, K. L. Dnskill, K. W. Spaulding, E, C. FIRST M CLASS Edwards, M. A. Spengler, H. M, Farrell, W. E W. Stiegler, H. L. Greeley, H. Stromberg, W. W Green, M. Stumpf, R. H. Green, M. L. Van Volkenburgh Hydle, J. H. R. H. • ••••••• title of file-boner to those less fortunate members of the Corps outside of the confines of the North Barracks Squirrel Cage. However, that doubtful honor is the only one we lack. We may hold anchor position " best appearances, " demo records, and other evils of ' ia vie militaire, " we may count among us the co-kings of the slugoids; but we point with pride to the large proportion of our men who are prominent in the realms of athletics, social functions, and the many extra-curricular activities. We know that the true significance of our nick- name is based upon our easy-going, friendly spirit of permanent fraternity within the fraternity of West Point. Marr I 234 iimi imu FIRST PLATOON SECOND PLATOON mill iiiiir THIRD PLATOON 235 Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Soccer (4); Wrestling (3); Swimming (2); Baseball (4). •• • Color Sergeant (2); Ueutenant (1); Cap- tain (1); Boxing (4, 3, 2), umerals (4); Tennis (4); Pointer (2); Pistol Sharp- shooter. " JOHN HOUGHTON HYDLE Senatorial WlLLISTON North Dakota Changed a little by the " system, " but not too much, Johnny is a good example of how the Acad ' emy turns good civilians into better soldiers. Outstanding about him is his fine sense of values. When he reaUzed that the language departments weren ' t fooling, he settled down and put much time in on study that he would have preferred to spend on the athletic field. But at that he has achieved a systematic balance of academic, social and athletic activities. Conservative, level- headed, and a good sport, Johnny has directed his sincere efforts toward fitting himself for life work in the Army. His Infantry outfit will appreciate him. I l ' ' ' ' Johnny ' " ••• • ' ' BoK HAROLD EVERETT MARR, JR. Senatorial Bangor •••• • Bob is distinguished most by his perseverance. From Yearling buck to company captain — the normal reaction to such a tale is, " Nonsense, it can ' t happen here! " Yet by his unfailing neat- ness, attention to duty, and energy. Bob earned that promotion. And he has spent untold energy in performing his duties. Socially, he is dis ' tinguished by his blithe attitude, his success with the femmes, and his puns (these last, however, are often most unsocial). Bob ' s escape from the Field Artillery ' s " Twenty-one " Club will long remain an " M " Company fable. Nor will we soon forget that " wales are marine borers which destroy the cofferdams. " 236 Maine i WILLIAM RAGLAND MAXWELL Ninth District, California Langley Field Virginia Bill is a bad man to have on the opposite side of the fence from you. 1 discovered this when he was a Yearling and I was a Plebe. But he ' s a good man to have on your side of that same fence, as I found out while we were room ' mates Second and First Class years. He en- tered young, but a little unpleasantness with the integral calculus gave him an extra year before graduation. Always cheerful, he has a contagious laugh that pops out on the slight- est provocation. And does he love a good hop! Wherever he lands. Bill will get along pretty well-- provided Colliers doesn ' t suspend publication. " WNlla-WnHa " • ••• • T ff " Bob " ROBERT CARL MILLER Army Westby Montana Bob is not a man with whom it is easy to be- come acquainted, but once you know him, he is an invaluable friend. He worries over nothing, confident that the future will take care of itself. A real adventurer, he has many tales of past experiences that provide never- ending interest and amusement. Academics are the least of his worries; because of his ability to concentrate intelligently, he is al- ways able to finish his studying in a short while and absorb his bit of light literature. Bob, with his systematic thoroughness and ingenuity, should make an excellent officer in the Engineers. 237 Swimming (4): True ; (4): Lacrosse (J, 2); Pentathlon (2); Goat Football (2); Dia- lectic Society (2, 1), Color Line. ' ; (1); Pistol Marksman; Rijie Mar) sman: A.B. (3). ••••• Corfjoral (3); Sergeant (2); Acting Ser- geant (1); Football (4); Pistol Sharpshooter. • •••••• Lacrosi (,- ' . Chairman uj EUxtion Covi ' mittee (l); Pointer (2, 1); Dialectic Society (2, 1); lOOth Tiight Show (2, I); Color Lines (I); Pistol Mar sman. • • •••• Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Lieutenant (I); Pointer (4, 3); lOOth ? Jight Show Stage Creu (3, 2); Pistol Mari smuri. JOHN HINCKS MONTGOMERY, JR. Senatorial BUCKSPORT Maine " Blessed are the joymakers ' " — which it true should place the Mad Monk of " M " Company in a comfortable position for the rest of his days. He has wisecracked his way into the high regard of his friends — and the lower sections of the Academic Department. Notorious as a super ' high-pressure salesman, this man should easily talk himself into possession of the Coloners wardrobe and a lease on the Post Exchange by the end of his first month in the service. Mildly indifferent, he nevertheless possesses a taste for hard work that has brought him success in prac ' tically every undertaking save one — he cannot sing. Like an old pair ot shoes, he wears awfully well. ' ' MonlC • • • • • ' " Jeeps " JAMES EARLY NORVELL At Large Missouri True to the oldest traditions of " M ' ' Company the Jeeps can carry stripes and at the same time maintain an air of complete indifference. A firm believer in the theory of the conservation of energy, he spends as little time as possible on academics or extra-curricular activities, and con- fines himself to less laborious pastimes. When the mood strikes him he will grace the hop floor of Cullum with his presence, but one ' s imagina- tion would have to run riot to call him an ardent caterer to the whims of the fair sex. A ten-hour jaunt without food has nonetheless decreased his enthusiasm for the Field Artillery — " It is different in the Regular Army, ' ' says the Jeeps. • ••••• 238 KELSIE LOOMIS REAVES First District, Florida Barton Florida From the first Kelsie impressed us. His uo ' complaining attitude and physical endurance made it easier for us to " carry on. " He was rigid in his ideals, and respected for his fairness and consideration to all classes. Graceful on the diving board, dynamic on the gridiron, he pos- sessed a finely ' developed and well-trained body. Hop manager, class officer, three-numeral man, his varied abilities seemed unlimited. The hobby of this flaxen-haired " speed merchant " was a keen study of the Great Captains. As we recall Kelsie ' s unflinching courage as he pounded down to the finish on the track, we feel certain that the same courage will carry him successfully down to the finish of life. ' Revus ' • •••• ' ' Dm}( ' EDWARD CHANDLER SPAULDING Senatorial St. Johns Michigan Whether or not the Dink is a specoid is a question which has been discussed pro and con for four long years, while I, his roommate, have taken first one side then the other, and sometimes both. His being a graduate of the University of Michi- gan no doubt has something to do with it, for he took all the courses he was to get here when he was at Ann Arbor, consequently he ranks right up there in the rarefied sector of the class with little effort on his part. But then, again, assuming him to be the smart guy his rank signifies why in the world is he choosing the Field Artil- lery? An enigmatic paradox, indeed. But he ' s a good Joe. 239 Corporal (3); Sergeant (2); Act. Sgt. (1); Football (4, 3, 2), Humerah (4), Mgm. (3); SuJimming (4, 3, 2, i), Numerals (4), Mgm. (3), Minor " A " (2, 1); Track ( . 3, 2, 1), Numerals (4), Mgm. (3), Major " A " (2, I); Athletic Rep. (3); Hop Mgr. (4, 3, 2, 1); Pistol Marksman. • •• •• Cmporal (3); Sergeant (2); Acting First Sergeant (l); Lieutenant (I); Soccer (4); Baseball (4), Humerals (4); Pointer (1); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 2, 1). • •••••• Oirporul (J); First Sergeant (2); Lieu- tenant (1); FootbdU (4, 3, 2, 1): Wrestling (4); Lacrosse (4): Camp IlUimmatwn (2); Hou-.tzer (3); lOOth .g)it Show {3. 2, 1). • •••• • Soccer (-) - Lacrosse (4); Ring Committee (4). HENRY MERSHON SPENGLER Army Johnstown Pennsylvania • ••• Ladies and gentlemen — the " wife, " — Hank, of the Johnstown Spenglers. Four years in his company have given us a fair insight into his inner workings and hidden mechanisms. The C.A.C. gave us Hank and his first love, the Artillery, still holds him despite the alluring glamor of the Air Corps. Natural ability will stand him in good stead in either branch. The poopsheet rates him an engineer, but in his heart he has true goat tendencies. Redheads are famous for strength of will (Army mule stubborn- ness) and Hank is no exception. No man could ask for more than to have Hank backing him up in a tight spot. ' ' ' Hanl( • •••••• " Stieg " HARRY LEONARD STIEGLER Third District, Maryland Baltimore Maryland Harry is an old-timer around West Point, having entered in 1931 and later joined the Class of ' 37. One wonders how he ever missed out before — academics never seem to bother him in the least. He consistently goes well pro, while never failing to take his red comforter workout. Naturally neat (he ' s the sort of man whose room is always in perfect order), he is rarely reported; but when he is, take it from him, there ' s something wrong somewhere. There are few people who love conversation more than Stieg — he will lay down his book at any time to hold forth on any subject that comes up. Then analyze his views and his sound ideas and judgment become apparent. 240 WOODROW WILSON STROMBERG Tenth District, Illinois Chicago Illinois On July ist, 1933,, Woody was just another Plebe. A hit bewildered at first, he rose to im ' mediate notoriety by his famous " B-ache " ' which ended thus: " And you may rest assured it will never happen again. " However, with the begin- ning of Army sports, he exchanged this notoriety for athletic fame. His ability and sterling quaHties of leadership have gained for him the most coveted place in Army athletics captain of the football team. We will long remember Woody ' s pleasant smile and good word for his classmates. Though determination to win has enabled him to reach the top, he remains plain Woody to us all, an excel- lent soldier and a staunch friend — we couldn ' t have elected a better class president. ' Woody • ••• • " Bob " ROBERT HENRY STUMPF Senatorial Barberton Ohio Bob ' s radiant health and contagious good nature are his most well-known assets. Though he was as uncoordinated as a lion cub when he first entered the Academy he had a willingness to learn and that, combined with the inevitable molding processes of " the system, " shows its beneficial effect. Behind his cheerful manner and his occasionally misunderstood actions exists an alert, analytical mind which has proved itselt to be a keen judge of values. Independent in his actions and sincere in his beliefs, he picks his courses and his friends with an idea oi perma- nence. Bob has not yet reached his fullest development. For that the future awaits him. 241 Corporal (3); Sergeunt (2); Act. Sgt. (1); Football (4, 3, 2, 1), Major " A " (3, 2, 1), Captdin Football (1); Bdsl etball (3, 2); Hoc ey (4, 3), Nu ' i ' ls. (4); Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1), Hum ' ls. (4), Mgm. (2), Major " A " (1); Class Prcs. (3, l); Vice Pres. (2); Cdt. Chap. Choir (4, 3); Pistol Mari(STnati. ••• •• Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Pistol Sharpshooter. • •••••• Corpmal (3); Sergeant (2); Polo (4, 3, 2, 1), HumeraU (4): Cadet Chapd Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Pistol Mar}{sman. • • • •• ROBERT HEBER VAN VOLKENBURGH, JR. Seventh District, Michigan Algonac Michigan Here we have the true Army junior. Indifferent? Maybe, but a firm believer in the Army and its ideals. He never took academics too seriously yet always reserved a little extra punch when it was necessary. Van could always be counted in on any practical joke and his poker face has gotten him out of many hazardous situations. Starting out with only a fair knowledge of the horse and the use of a polo mallet. Van has im ' proved until in his First Class year, he became one of the mainstays ot the Army polo team. We will miss Van after he leaves but we will enjoy having him as a brother officer and a classmate. ' ' Van ' • • ••• 242 UNDERCLASSES SECOND uMji 4i ' A " Co. " B " Co. ' C " Co. Bailey, J. R. Batson, S. R. Boyt, J. E. Brabson, J. R. Breitweiser, R. A. Chavasse, N. H. Corbett, W. H. Dapprich, A. C. Demit:, R. S. Dupuy, T. N. Fite, W. C. Gerlich, F. J. Gillivan, E. F. Henderson, J. E. Izenour, F. M. Johnson, L. E. Lipscomb, A. A. Lister, R. B. Luper, J. R. Lynch, J. H. Macomber, C. F. Norris, J. A. Sims, R. E. Sussmann, W. A. Taber, M. F. Thackeray, D. W. Abert, G. C. Artman, G. Barry, G. A. Clarkson, G. M. Dosh, L. N. Gay, W. A. Gorham, A. F. Harrison, F. B. Hogan, S. M. Jacunski, E. W. Kelley, H. K. Love, R. W. Maloney, A. A. Matheson, D. R. Moorman, H. N. Neff, W. F. Nickerson, J. C. Packard, A. B. Pardue, L. J. Patrick, F. H. Sherburne, C. W. Siren, V. W. Sternberg, B. Thomas, R. C. Wallace, H. D. Wells, J. B. Works, R. C. Zaiser, R. A. Beck, C. E. Bixby, G. W. Bosch, G. A. Brennan, M. F. Buckland, S. E. Cichowski, E. J. Cornwall, P. R. Danielson, O. W. Davis, P. C. Harman, L. V. Heflebower, R. C. Ivey, R. G. Lewis, C. G. Lynn, W. M. McBride, R. C. McDonald, H. S. Michelet, H. E. Offer, R. D. Russell, M. R. Shiley, E. M. Strange, H. E. Sundlof, W. A. Swenson, J. H. Wansboro, W. P. Zoller, V. L. 244 CLASS itth I I J. I S ff t1 ■■w. £ " D " Co. Amick, E W. Anderson, C. H. Bailey, E. A. Browning, P. Y. Chesarek, F. J. Coira, L E. Dale, E H. Durbin, R. B. Frederick, W. H. Hartman, F. E. Harvey, C. C. Holmes, JR. Jackson, W.C. I I Jenkins, F. W. Langford, C. A Lemon, M. R. Lipps, M. E. Miller, F. A. Murray, A. M. Pitchford, J. C. Saunders, D. W. Singer, M. Stilwell, R. O. Sweeney, E. J. Tillson, J. C. F. Wilson, H. B. " E " Co. Adams, L. D. Altenhofen, M. J. Barnard, H, P. Beverley, W. W. Brischetto, R. R. Brown, B. R. Burke, A. L. Damon, J. C. Erlenbusch, R. C. Guletsky, W. N. Hayes, D. W. Herboth, J. B. Hill, R. J. I. Kasper, R. J. Keator, V. Kelsey, J. E. McKee, E. S. Pattison, J. B. Preuss. P. T. Rhyne. G. W. Rosen ,tock, E. S. Talbott, C. M. Walsh, W. G. Webb, M. L. Wlutehurst, C. B. Wickham, K. G. Zohrlaut. G. R. 245 " F " Co. Anderson, G. P. L.iskowsky, R. Anderson, R. B. McHaney, G. M Brown, M. C. Morrison, H. C. Chanco, A. P. Pendleton, A. B. Coleman, G. C Sherrard, D. G. Collins, A. S. Sinnreich, S. R. Conigliaro, J. Smith, M. F. Dillard, G. H. L Tittle, N. L. Ewing, J. T. Weinnig, A. J. Hopson, J. R. Wulfsberg, R. O SECOND uMri ■-■ JH m ir ' ii-i ' i ' ]]!M:f " 3« a d e» ' ' G " Co. Ashworth, R. L. Brown, H. L. Campanella, S. S. Chambers, J. H. Dean, F. M. Duncan, C. E. Feffer, P. C. Hallinger, E. E. Jaynes, W. H. Jones, R. A. Krug, L. O. Kujawski, J. S. Parry, I. M. Sights, A. P. Smith, W. W. Spangler, J. H. Spicer, P. M. Strand, W. C. VanSickle, N. D. WilHams, W. R. Wolverton, R. L. y y ' B ' H " Co. Batterson, R. M. Brown, D. Clarke, E. L. Coleman, J. B. Crouch, H. L. DeHart, E. G. Ford, W. S. Harrison, B. C. Hulse, A. D. Jackson, C. L. Kuhn, R. B. Long, R. J. Lot:, W. E. Polhamus, D. C. Reddoch, J. C. Sawyer, T. L Seff, A. Snider, R. L. Sturdivant, F. P. Taylor, J. Vail, W. H. Weissinger, W. T. Wright, F. S. Young, C. M. Zielinski, M. ' I " Co. Barker, J. R. Barker, R. ■ ' . Bassett, J. A. Brett, W. P. Broberg, R. A. Bruton, R. J. Conner, C. P. Corley, J. T. Duncan, J. G. Haynes, D. F. Hoisington, G. Howell, E. N. Irvin, J. J. Johnson, W. A. Kappes, G. Kenzie, H. D. Knox, O. E. Lahti, E. H. Learman, B. L. Missal, J. B. O ' Connor, G. G. Rhine, R. H. Riordan, C. T. Skinner, E. R. Sundin, A. B. Thompson, J. W. Walson, C. W. York, R. H. ' ' % , 246 I CLASS J a I ■h. - ' . •i . • m k l ri ' Ml Q a» © ■SP gAfe Qpiie ' Q Wi K " Co. " L " Co. Blake, C. J. Kincaid, W. K. Baldwin, L. C. Bromiley, R. F. Lough, F. C. Barschdorf, M. P Carusone, J. J K4cCrarv, T. L. Brownlow, J. F. Crocker, W. 8 Me.irns, F. K. Craig, J. T. Ekman, W. E Frolich, A. J. Glace, F. E. Grubb, J. L. Orr, W. A. Palmer. S. Y. Rhymes, J. W. Denholm, C. J. Dreier, N. Elmore, V. M. English, J. T. Haley, C. L. Ryan, J. D. Finn, J. M. Hamilton, J. B. Schmidt, J. K. Folda, J. Harrington, T. R- Smith. A. J. Glade, K. H.iwes, P. R. Tarver, B. M. Hannum, W. T. Kieffer, W. B. Williams, D. G. Holman, H. K. Jannarone, J. R. Lewis, J. L. Machen, E. A. McCabe, R. C. Miller, F. D. Mrazek, J. E. Peterson, . A. Rulkoetter, R. W, Sibley, T. N. Skerry, A. W. Thomas, J. F. Warren, V. C. Wernberg, L. E. White, L W. ' M " Co. Barbour, S. L. Bkmch.ard, W. H. Browne, B. D. Byars, D. O. Chalgren, E G. A. Chubbuck, J. B. D ' Are::o. A. J. Eaton, S. K. Gray, W. S. Hartline, F. H. Hughn, H. C. Hutchin, C. E. Isbell, I. H. Kopcsak, A. A, Latta, W. B. Miles, V. M. Moorman, J. D. Norris, F. W. Praeger, R. B. Rogner, H. E. Russell, G. C. Ryan, Ward S. Sisco, G. E. Skaer, W. K. Teich, F. C. 247 • ••••-K Tearling Hi e The 2nd Class jinishcd drawing Goats vs. Engineers Slib-sticli serenade Teah, Furlo. ' THIRD CLASS ' 39 Brca s loos; Something new At U.S.M.A. at Idst •• -» ' Those Tracit tests Interlude " Fire. ' " Oahs and dies " We made maps, too " " A " Co. " B " Co. ' C " Co. Batson, B. L. Brockman, E. F. Cochran, J. M. Coffey, J. I. Coleman, G. T. Coughlin, R . L. Coyne, C. C. Crandall, R. S. Davison, M. S. Dickerson, J. O. Dobson, J. W. Duke, C. M. FitzGerald, S. W. Gilchrist, M. F. Goodpaster, A. J. Grimes, R. K. Hale, W. H. Higginson, G. M. Hudgins, S. F. Hunsbedt, T. N. James, N. E. Kunjig, L. A. Kurth, E. H. Lane, B. G. Lasche, E. P. Lavell, G. Lentz, C. McDavid, J. A. Myers, H. M. O ' Hern, W. L. Pickett, G. E. Preston, W. M. Sellars, F. C. Smith, H. T. Vance, L. R. Walton, A. V. Webster, T. J. White, R. A. Bane, J. C. Boylan, V. L. Boyle, W. J. Brearley, J. S. Brown, Harold MacV. Cole, R. G. Davis, J. T. Dean, W. G. Dickman, J. L. Dolvin, W. G. Farmer, W. W. Gilbert, V. G. Hackett, C. J. Hendricks, L. W. HoUoway, R. H. Jaycox, J. W. Johnson, J. G. Kelly, John J. McDoweU, W. L. McGuone, N. J. Madison, S. A. Maxwell, J. B. Medinnis, C. L. P. Miller, R. B. Palmer, L. N. Pickard, J. G. Rogers, J. L. Snoke, D. R. Stocking, L. W. Tomhave, J. P. Vandevanter, E. Walker, J. T. Wallach, M. Watt, J. White, D. K. Wilh.ims, R. C. Wilson, J. J. Wilson, W. W. Winegar, W. L. Allen, A. W. Beier, J. E. Carvey, J. B. Cleverly, R. deF. Conner, H. L. Croxton, W. W. Demetropoulos, H. Engstrom, M. V. Foerster, F. H. Hanchin, R. J. Hardwick, S. B. Herron, W. M. Herstad, J. O. Hoisington, P. M. Kinney, A. J. Knapp, J. B. Latoszewski, E. J. Lester, J. S. Little, R. R. Long. P. W. McCarley. P. D. McChristian, J. A. McCoUam, A. E. Meals, E. O. Minahan, D. J. Nanney, D. Y. Newcomer, F. K. Pavick, J. J. Petersen, R. T. Ploger, R. R. Richardson, J. D. Showalter, W. E. Simpson, D. M. Tatum, D. F. Taylor, O. B. Walker, J. W. Warren, S. West, W. W. Wickboldt, W. C. I 250 ill ' ii • ,B I) ,, .. j , „- , ■■K - -(Jt , . l»,«j cJ ■ t i. •D " Co. " E " Co. " F " Co. Bailey, W. W. Bowers, C. R. Breitenbucher, P. M. Chapla, B. C. Chapman, W. C. Coates, C. E. Coleman, R. M Florance, C. W. Frick, J. W. Gibbons, U. G. Green, J. D. Hickok, M. R. Hill, J. A. HinternhoC W. A. Keller, J. H. Kingsley, J. T. Long, P. J. McCaffrey, W. J. McClellan, H. W. McCrorey, J. L. McCutchen, W. R. Martin, S. T. Matheson, D. M. Nusbaum, D. H. Olson, J. E. Paraska, N. Pennell, R. Pulliam, C. C. Reynolds, J. E. Roberts, J. F. Schwcnk, J. T. L. Shepard, C. L. Sherman, J. M. Simon, L. A. S.-nith, C. B. Thomason. J. F. Walker, H. C. Weisomann. H. Vns;ht. H. T. Wright, T. P. Yarnall, K. L. Alsop, W. J. Atwell, W. B. Boles, J. K. Bomar, F. E. Boss, D. R. Bowman, C. H. Breckenridge, A. K. Bristol, M. C. C. Brownfieia, A. R. Cantrell, J. L. Cassidy, R. F. Chechila, J. A. Collins, J. L. Davis, Thos. W. Dziuban, S. W. Fling, W. J. Frost, J. H. Garcia, J. D. Garnett, W. A. Howard, G. E. Hull, K. M. Johnson, S. R. Kerwin, W. T. L.irsen, S. R. Lee, L. L. McBride, J. L. McCoy, J. L, McMahon, R. E. Negley, R. Van W. Nichols. W. W. Reardon, J. V. Schultz, V. M. Sitterson. C. B. Wilson, J. W. Wintermute, J. S. Wray, R. M. Zethren, G. W. R. Banks, J. M Banning, Wi Bess, C. R. Bowie, R. T. Cain, H. Camp, R. H, Clough, C. Corine, P. B. Davis, J. N. Dixon, W, L. Donohue, E. P. Habecker, J. C. Haffa, R. P. Hillhouse, C. H Hunter, R. D. Janowski, R. A. Jordan, E. J. Kepple, C. D. Kirhy, L. M. Krisman, M. I. C. L.ntman, M. A. Lampert. L. L. Lehr, P. H. Lerette. E. L. Mial, J. P. Mulcahy, P. D. Oliver, D. K. Rager, Elmer E. Richardson, R. C. Rogers, D. J. S;ars, R. C. Smith, E. P. Smth, M. C. Stout, B. H. Teeters, B. G. Traiano, C A. Turner, W. L. Twyman, R. C. Van Harlingen, W. M. Wood. O. E, 251 ■ »F.i -ijiaFi ifei L THIRD ' G " Co. " H " Co. ' 1 " Co. Alfaro, E. Alfaro, J. E. Barnett, W. H. Beckedorff, L. L. Bestic, J. B. Brandon, H. N. Brombach, C. U. Clark, W. S. Crandall, R. W. DeVille, L. B. Duckworth, B. R. Francisco, W. P. Ford, E. R. Gallagher, E. J. Ginder, A. W. Hargis, T. B. Haughton, C. B. Herkness, L. C. Hill, R. J., II Hollstein, C. W, Kelly, J. P. Kinnard, H. W. O. Leever, E. B. McConnell, W. J. Mancuso, S. J. Matter, R. A. Medusky, J. W. MiUer, C. L. Muir, J. I. Newman, D. B. Odom, H. R. Ostberg, E. J. Parsons, C. J. Rager, Edward E. Ray, J. Rippert, J. K. Romig, E. A. Shanley, T. J. B. Watt, John W. Webster, M. L. Wells, W. J. Whitehouse, T. B. Wolfe, Richard D. Barber, H. G. Bartel, T. B. Bollard, A. W. Bowman, J- A. Bunie, H. F. Chandler, H. B. Chiford, P. T. Collins, K. W. Crawford, R. C. Crawford, T. M. Curtin, R. D. Dannemiller, E. M. Evans, A. L. Eraser, H. R. Fredericks, C. G. Free, R. H. French, H. A. Geary, E. M. Gitford, J. R. Goldstein, S. F. Goodwin, D. B. Griffiths, K. C. Henry, W. J. Higgins, W, M. Holt, F. T. Hull, D. F. Jones, W. C. Jumper, G. Y. Leek, R. J. Lowther, R. L. McConnell, E. T. Martin, W. K. Maslowski, L. C. Moushegian, R. Nurse, D. W. Perry, J. G. Reeves, J. R. Rogers, R. J. Rogers, R. M. Royce, P. M. Schmid, E. P. Schrader, J. R. Scott, S. C. Simpson, H. T. Wald, J. J. Beere, D. C. Chadwick, W. D. Cooperider, H. V. Crowell, V. F. Dawley, J. P. DiUard, D. S. Farrell, N. Farris, S. C. Forrest, F. G. George, W. C. Glenn, N. W. Grieves, L. C. Griffith, H. A. Hooper, B. G. Iseman, F. W. Kaplan, L. Kelly, James J. Lampley, H. Legler, M. L. Lilly, R. M. Long, C. J. McConville, J. B. McCray, J. O. McFerren, C. D. Marlin, R. B. Meyer, J. H. Mildren, F. T. Price, W. H. Reed, A. W. Reilly, W. R. Rollins, A. F. Roosa, J. A. Seipel, C. E. Stone, W. C. Trahan, E. A. Tuttle, P. V. Wcndorf, H. D. Whipple, R. C. 252 CLASS ' . r, ' I iiiljiliiilij .-- " J .--J »W- dJk W« ci a»lkr- ' " K " Co. ' L " Co. ' M " Co. Boyd, W. S. Breitling, G. T. Brown, E. G. Caffee, M. W. Caldwell, H. W. Davidson, P. B. Diet:, C. W. Eichlin, H. H. Evans, B. S. Evans, J. C. Hall, D. N. Hamilton, E. S. Harrison, G. R, Helfernan, C. J. Helton, B. W. Herzb«rg, A. F. Kail, S. G. Lennhoff, C. D. T. Maxwell, E. B. Miller, U. B. Morrison, R. S. Newcomer, H. C. Nolan, D. A. Norris, J. K. Okerbloom, P. R. St. Clair, H. Schellman, R. H. Scott, K. L. Serrem, E. M. S.-nith, W. T. Stubhs, W. H. Studer, R. W. White, C. E. Williams, A. T. Winton, G. P. Wohlfeil, C. H. Yaletchko. V. P. Adams, M ' . B. Avery, B. F. B;lardi, R. J. Buechner, C. A. Chester, R. S. Crawford, H. M. Culbreth. E. B. Curtin, R. H. Eaton, G, P. Edwards, J. C. Ewell, J. J. Gideon, R. R. Muse, J. E. L. Jacoby, E. R. Jordan, R. E. Kouns, C. W. Looney, J. R. Lycan, R. G. McKeever, M. J. Manzo, S. E. Mayne, C. W. Miller, M. M. Milton, T. R. Mount, C. M. Murray, H. L. Nickerson, D. K. Ockershauser, K. F. Phelan, R. E. Poinier, A. D. Rigley, O. H. Samuel, J. S. Scroggs, J. P. Seaver, P. R. Shepherd, J. M. Sutton, C. T. Taylor, L. N. Vann, W. M. Walton, C. M. Allen, R. W. Bailey, B. M. Billups, J. S. Boughton, R. W. Boye, F. W. Bradley, W. T. Brinker, W. E. Buster, W. R. Byrne, J. D. Carpenter, J. W. Christian, T. J. J. Davis, J. H. DoUe, W. C. Glawe, B. E. Greer, R. E. Hoopes, E. L. Johnson, V. L. Kirby-Smith, E. Kobes, F. J. Kurtj, J. S. LaPrade, J. L. McFarland, C. C. Mather, J. E. Megica, M. G. Merrell, J. G. Newcomb, F. D. Page, R. W. Patterson, W. H. Peterson, L. E. Robinette, A. L. Schroeder, E. W. Spragins, R. B. Sullivan, H. R. Urban, J. G. Whalen, M. Will, R. J. Williams, R. M. Wilson, H. F. Wisdom, W. B. Wvnnc, P. D. 253 FOURTH f- m mmu " A " Co. ' B " Co. " C " Co. Allen, S. W, Bengtson, N. M. Bennett, D. V. Berry, J. F. Birrell, W. H. Black, E. F. Colligan, R. L. Corbly, J. B. Cunningham, H. Dakiel, D. Davis, T. W. de Russy, J. H. Esteves, L. R. Hackett, W. J. Hardin, J. S. Hewitt, M. L. Hobson, V. W. Hoge, W. M. Jelbert, J. D. Kinsell, R. H. Knight, J. R. Kramer, F. E. Leahy, O. A. Light, E. D. Loewus, J. D. McLean, J. R. Mahood, R. F. Miley, H. A. Moore, P. J. Mueller, G. H. O ' Bryan, C. L. O ' Connor, R. D. Orr, J. L. Philhps, A. T. Plant, J. A. Sattem, L Schmidt, J. J. Sell, W. B. Sleeper, R. S. Smith, J. J. Vaughan, W. W. Williams, A. S. Benson, D. M. Borden, J. Case, S. M. Cassidy, R. T. Cli:be, R. J. Clock, R. M. Coleman, F. H. Conley, V. G. Daniels, H. F. Deems, P. S. Delaney, R. J. Denno, B. F. Dixon, G. F. Downing, J. F. Dyke, K. R. Endress, J. Z. Esau, C. G. Farthing, W. E. Fraser, D. H. Gles:er, R. M. Heinemann, W. Hoffman, E. D. Hudson, M. R. Kenney, J. J. Mullin, W. H, H. Noto, C. C. Osborn, R. A. Parker, D. S. Plume, S. K. Rimmer, H. P. Robinson, O. H. Rogers, W. H. Ross, R. N. Stella, H. A. Stewart, J. C. Swift, E. F. Thompson, A. G. Vanderhoef, D. T. Wells, R. S. White, F. G. Whitelaw, C. W. Wilbraham, J. R. Witt, L. A. Zimpel, J. W. Alexander, U. W. Aubrey, G. A. Benvenuto, A. Bingham, S. V. Bowlby, H. M. Brown, G. E. Chamberlain, T. C. Clapsaddle, C. W. Coontz, J. B. Cooper, R. G. Crockett, A. A. Cullen, P. S. de Latour, F. A. East, J. R. Elliott, P. L. Floyd, A. J. Graf, J. A. Guy, D. R. Hoover. E. F. Hughes, A. B. Krisberg. N. L. Lane, H. B. Legere, L. J. McKenney, S. L. Mandell. F. C. Meigs, M. C. Milner, J. .W. Moore, ]. M. Morrissey, S. B. Nauss, G. M. Nelson, A. H. Nelson, R. W. Nugent, A. E. Pike, G. A. Reynolds, B. Roedy, W. H. Schwab, V. A. Shearer, H. K. Thompson, J. P. Wheat, R. I. Wolfe, R. D. Zahrobsky. R. E. 254 CLASS -:r %- " ■v-0 ' --.,-?S ' ii; ?.■ " D " Co. " E " Co. " F " Co. Aldridge, R. A. Bavaro, M. F. Bieser, J. J. Budz, A. D. Campbell, W. B. Derosier, G. A. Eaton, J. J. Fairlamb, C. R. Fellenj, W. J. Ferris. S. D. Fowler, W. C. Frontcak, A. T. Gildart, W. J. Gushurst, C. E. Hill, M. Howell, J. R. Kasper, W. M. Lemley. K. M. Lewis, Wm. F. Loofhourrow, P. C. Maxwell, A. D. Moore, B. Norris, R. R. O ' Brien, R. A. Peter, H. L. Pidgeon, J. J. Podufaly, E. T. Rauk, K. T. Reagan, T. E. Roberts, J. K. Rust, C. A. Sanford, G. C. Stewart, D. B. Stryker, F. P. V. Waicikauskas, E. J. Williams, R. L. Willis, S. T. Wohner, J. H. Wright, J. MacN. Yatrofsky, J. D. Abbey, R. S. Applegate, R. E. Bates, R. H. Bethune, A. H. Cameron, R. C. Cam E. J. Cassibry, R. C. Clarke, L. L. Clay, W. L. Cole, J. M. Cook, E. G. Devlin, F. T. Dubuisson, J. G. Dunham, L. E. Edgell, D. England, S. P. Fuller, F. P. Greene, J. S. lacobucci, J. V, Kent, R. J. Lewis, Willis F. McGrane, E. J. Maedler, J. R. Mayo, G. Mendez, L. G. Moore. C. L. Murphy, C. A. Paulick, M. Peterson, S. R. Porte, W. L. Redmon, J. G. Ruebel, J. W. Saunders, W, W. Sliney, E. M. Smith, W. M. Sullivan, F. R. Wald, L Walters, J. W. Wellman, W. A. Wermuth, A. L. P Wetherill, R. Williams, R. R. Bagley, W. P. B.irnard, M. C. Belt, R. L. Bierman, D. L. Bnggs, D. P. Brown, H. C. Cannon, C. A. Castillo, F. S. Cibotti, P. R. D ' Elia, A. Delaney, W, J. Donohue, J. P. Epley, A. D. Ferry, B. A. Galbreath, D. H. Gepte, V. E. Gerald, J. P. Harnett, J. S. Hazeltine. C. B. Morton, F. W. Hough, L. W. Jung, W. F. Klunk, M. C. B. LaBreche, G. J. LaRose, R. J. Lederman, M. D. Litton, W. P. Locke, J. L. Marsh, C. T. O ' Neil, P. F. Orman, L. M. Pitman, J. H. Schockner, L. F. Shearer, I. H. Spencer, T. K. Stanton, E. E. Swank, W. D. Toth, J. G. Townsend, J. D. Watrous, F. T. Watson, L. H. WilJerman, J. J. 255 FOURTH ,189 1 |(i lll-l!!ll| i:i f ' i I ' l ill l|l! ri-n-- ' -• ■ ' ■-u. ' .- «is !iaassgsraBi«»Ha y».s?-«- ■k .r. r .:-mmmm — " G- Co. " H ' Co. " F Co. Balthis, C. E. Meszar, F. Ahmadjian, A. Lavendusky. % ' . V. Armstrong, F. M. McKenzie, B. E. .fa.JL Barry, A. R. Millican, R. W. Ariel, L. Ledford, L. B. Bagstad, C. W. Miller, R. G. .taHH,f Brice, C. S. Murphy, E. A. Arnold, L. D. McGinity, J. E. Bennett. W. J. MuUer, T. H. | lakCl Buck. W. E. O ' Donnell, R. F. Baker, A. G. Mabee, R. W. Biswanger, C. T. Norman, H. H. j HOi Burfening, J. W. Pace, H. E. Bartok, D. L. Mansfield. T. F. Brousseau, A. R. Norvell, J. W. !iiia,J8 Cangelosi, N. P. Phillips, P. D. Bayerle, G. J. Marshall, D. E. Chandler, M. B. Nosek, T. M. j teaOL Carnahan, G. D. Pillsbury, H. B. Cagwin, L. G. Marston, M. E. Colby, R. A. Oseth, F. W. j Cb,CL Clement, W. L. Presnell, J. F. Cloke, M. O ' Brien, J. A. Cook. J. A. Penney. H. W. CfcacV Collins, J. E. Quin, B. H. Colacicco, F. Patten, S. M. Couch, J. R. Renola, R. IV,GS Craig, W. C. Reinecke, P. S. Cullen, A. J. Perry, M. C. Dice, R. I. Rosen, M. H. MrJA Downey, R. J. Rizza, S. Delamater, B. F. Rasmussen, J. H. Evans, H. K. Shagrin, R. A. feiLG Dunn, S. F. Emery, J. C. Floryan, T. P. Fritter, L. W. Jacobs, M. L. Kasarda, R. W. Shanahan, W. R. Sheetr. L. C. Shoss, M. L. Spengler, J. T. H, Stewart, J. G. Strauss, J. P. Dwyer, J. P. Gardner, W. Gasperini, S. E. Goodwin, S. McC. Haggard, E. C. Harrison, C. E. Rooney, F. M. Shaunesey, C. A. Silvasy, S. S. Stephenson, G. G. Turner, H. J. Fleming, C. J. Gee, A. E. Gideon, F. C. Heid, H. P. Hines, G. C. Hoffmann, T. L. Shoemaker, R. L. Stablein, M. F. Stirling, W. C. Summers, J. B. Symroski, L. E. I ,T.J. Kreitzer, J. F. Taylor. R. W. Hess, L. C. Ulm, O. M. Hrudka, R. F. Taylor, J. K. Baian. Kyle, E. H. Thayer, A. P. Knight, A. J. Wagner, F. B. Kevan, W. P. Williams, J. F. | ■Vci Lynn, E. A. Thommen, L. A. Krauss. P. H. Webb, C. H. Kintner, W. R. Wright, W. B. ' • . " 61 i Mastrangelo, J. L. Winton, W. F. Larkin, G. T. Wilson, H. L. McDonald, E. O. Yeuell, D. P. 1 t».LR ! 256 CLASS -iii i-in- iir i ,)wpBff i OB " K " Co. Aber, J. E. Arnold. H. H. Banks, C. H. Bell, O. L. Bonham, J. B. Bowen, O. L. Clark, C, L. Coleman, W. F. Cooper, G. W. DeWitt, J. S. Forbes, L. G. Freudendorf, C. M. Fuller, L. J. Goodrich, R. H. Hanley. T. J. Heidtke, L. O. Hendrickson, E. H. Johnson, C. B. Jones, E. B. Klar. L. R McCartdii, A. A McFarland, E. Malone, A. G. Marling, W. E. Merchant, M. H Munson, D. E. O ' Keefe, J. A. Poole, E. T. Pore, T. H. Pciim, B F. Ridgell, J. M. Russell, A. J. Shawn, F. S. Smelley, J. M, Taylor. J. R. Tuck, R. T. Tyler, J. E. Ware, E. H. Wetjel, M. J. Woodward, G Wynne, E. P. H. Coats, W. J. Crocker, D. R. Crown, F. J. Davis, M. P. Dibble, J. Dodderidge, R. R. Donnell, A. P. Due, K. O. Ellis, D. B. Erspamer, F. J. Fate, R. J. Flanders, E. A. Gordon, T. F. Haessly, B. E. Hamelin, R. W. Hennessy, J. T. Leedom, J. W. Lewis, R. S. Lotozo, J. Lucas, E. D. Co. McAfee, J. B. McCaffery, B. Minahan, J. E. Miner, R. E Offers, M. Qu..id, T. D. Raleigh, R. C. Ronck, A. G. Sands, J. R. Smith, P. E. Stoddard, W. G. Strock, A. M. Strong, R. W. Swann, J. E. Symmes, F. W Titus, C. P. Verner, E. Webster, S. H Wendt, J. R. " M " Co. Adams, E. S. Addington, J, S. Andrews, F. L. Baumer, D. H. Baxter, W. L. Be.mdry, C. L. Brewer, R. M. Brown, A. E. Britt, C. K. Colwell, C. H. Ferrill, H. B. Fitzpatrick, E. D. Gillem, A. C. Green, G. D. Gun.ster, W, E. Haseman, L. L. Holm, W. N. Horton, W. F. Humphrey, E. H. Knapp, R. P. Kuiiv, M. Maxwell, R. E. Monroe, T. H. Murphy, J. J. Parker, M. E. Pfeil, R. C. Pryor, J. W. Renwani, R. H. Richards, A. P. Roberts, A. M. Schmalt-. F. A. Scott, T. H. Smiley, J. L. Smith, D. B. Stoddart, P. C. Thurber, P. F. Warren, R. H. Wilcox, W. W. Yeager, F. J. Zienowicz, V. S. 257 1 • ••••-K FOURTH CLASS " Tai e the U ' Liil{ to tlie riglit " Why boys leave home " I don ' t understand, Sir! " Real soldiers now; Turn about IS fair play Chow! Relax unth song BOOK THREE ' And the golden haze of Student Days is ' round about us yet . . . " —The Student Prince. r Tl p " ' AYS of duty at West Point have I 1 always been filled from Reveille un- - " til Taps. A hundred years ago the young soldier was roused from his slumbers at 5:00 a. m. by Hell Cats every bit as per- sistent in their drumming and bugling as are the present variety. Following roll call, thirty minutes was allowed for policing the room. There was wood to be split and carried to the room, water to be drawn at the single pump, grates to be cleaned, and floors to be swept. Small articles such as tin cups and arms and accoutrements had to be cleaned for morning inspection to avoid the reports and punishments attending " Rust in bottom of tin cup at morning inspection " or " Brasses tarnished. " After he had made up his bed, which was a mattress placed on the bare wooden floor-bedsteads were an unknown luxury until 1838- -the cadet was free to study his lessons until 7:00 a. m., when " Peas on a Trencher " signalled the mess squads to form for breakfast. These squads of ten men were marched by the senior man, or " carver " to the Mess, where they took their places on long red wooden benches and hurriedly ate their meagre fare. Since it was run by contract, the Mess often suffered lean periods. One early delinquency report in- dicative of just such a condition reads: " Table Commandant, allowing shelf to be built beneath his table for the purpose of .secreting foods. " Such shelves served to balance the days of plenty and scarcity against each other by storing " reserves " of crusts and crumbs. For many years cadets kept waiters or servants to attend them; some young Southern gentlemen brought slaves to the Academy. Following Mess, " Troop " was sounded and the guard mounted. The Quar- termaster issued the Officer of the Guard one ball cartridge for each member of his detail, and, following the guard mounting, the old detail was marched with music to the small arms range where targets were fired and the scores taken. The three best shots were rewarded by being relieved from one regular guard tour. On but one occasion has the entire Corps been issued ball ammunition for guard duty, that in 1863 when the New York riots reached their height. Word was received at the Point that 300 men intended to come up the Hudson, seize West Point, and capture the Cold Springs Foundry. Cartridges were promptly issued every man in the Battalion, and a constant guard patrolled the boundaries of the Post for a week. The mob did not keep its appointment. Recitations were heard ot all men from 8 :00 until 1 :00. Then " Roast Beef, " a bugle call but seldom a recognized fact, summoned the cadets to less academic food. Classes were resumed at 2:00, and at 4:00 military drills began and were followed by evening parade. Parades have always been con- ducted in much the same manner as at present. Following the Colors came the Band, a body as gaudily attired as its uniforms of flashing reds and blues offset by spotless whites could possibly be. The four platoons followed the Band to their place on line, executed several maneuvers, and " Passed in Review. " At the parade ' s conclusion, the Corps was formed as a hollow square, and in the fading light of the setting sun the Chap- lain asked the guidance of God. A vestigal remain of that early practice is to be found in the playing of the " Doxology " at Sunday evening parades. After evening mess, candles were again lighted, the wood and coal heaped high to warm the barren rooms, and study for the morrow began. The books available for study wer ?W ffn TR npferintendent advised against the purchase of so many books because, said he, " ' they become obsolete so quickly " — so rapidly was science advancing a century ago. Someone has said that " soldiers live for Taps. " That has been true at West Point, but despite the fatigue suffered during the strenuous day there have always been a few energetic souls wnonav prererre tolen ' hour after taps with Benny Havens or on some adventure afield to the peace of their beds. But for the majority Taps comes at the end of a long, hard day, in part a reward and in part but a truce until a new day ' s battle. ,ete EUBANK — 1933 " Where rom? " Beginning to tire of this Getting heai7 The beginninj Very new He must m cadet Farrell T ow ean it what? • • ••• " C im i, Sir " Enter Wright A warm reception From the heights Mow SCRAM! ' . One of the first formatiorts Li e this Ganging up " Loo proud of yourselves. ' " By the numbers Hot, tlidt da • • • • Moulder 0 mfri Saturday " Always " a double time. ' Those Bedst BarracJ s S I ' s " How HEAVE It back! ' ■ " Tearlings, yearlings everywhere iidinditiil (ittetition Last luf to Camp Men uill eef) s ioonv (?) Chow — Just fine. Sir! " Alone Prepare for rain Prepare to move c - Waterproof (?) Wet, but hungry Seconds! ■y " And another one, right there " I |y " Post! " ? ew experience Rise and all of a cadet Say " Uncle " J ew Cadet Powell, R. Boodle Hounds Plenty of mud Fn summer camb. too I ' Slightly notiTeg " We ' re getting the— — hang of this " The face is famiUar Be prepared " Settin ' lazy — " Tents mil be looped and rolled " Going someplace? " " Ready on the right? " " L l{e squeezing a lemon Suicicie squad Grenadier " And don ' t forget to iet go " ' " What numbers have you got? " Lachrymator Doughboys War ' s over ? o! Jot a barber pole " Who ' s there. ' " Off to the wars WHAM. ' . ' Ammunition detail Who ifon the war? i r|« r can ' t see how they do it S. I. When do we eat? For miles and miles Small arms war Yearling dead heat (?) Toil aim lilfe this ' ;hinr, A noMn Water caniii ' dl Man (?) the oars " What — no soap? " Canoe tilt Camp foUowas? Front row: Taylor, iidndt, Tolson joys of the open road Home Sweet Home 2r " ;t ? V T ' " I j-a f ii» R M C arrii ' es Something different in headwear Sf(v-»TitiMg " Pop " — guest speaker Enthusiastic, if nothing else Goat rs. Engineer Pcclt ' s Bad Boy Prime moi ' ers odifT shot htets mis-pldcfd in Mess Hall jl. " ... I ain ' t lazy " Field instruction Regularly once a wee " All equipment uill be " A " thoroughly cleaned " Heat lab Mam su ' itchboard - " Bring on an airplane ' " We prepare to move out That satxsfied feeling Life in the raw B-hurst does a thorough job Compton feels his oats Those m charge A r l -■ Talking the jirst horse across " Washing dishes " " " — J few strands at a time " Any ole where Underwood swings into action Rough riding Horses can swim " " — when our wor}{ is done 4 " Leave loose — ' Mueller it Useful, at times " Potatoes, please! " . and practica Engineers all — today " See? — it wor){s " And then recall sounded " B " Co. veteran campaigners Time out for fiction " Four men in a tent " Pfeger {with hat) George — hard at wor Horses ' best friend — man — sound asleep Depth perception par excellence I A stream of — pKtures Undivided attention We see the new Mdrtms " Ace " Ohman " Meat_ can " One point landing «»»mM. ' " — U ' ill form in the road " Ground school recess " Eyes and Ears of the World " We arrive at Mircht ' I " Wing-oter " Conway Our new flying togs Those PB-2 5 j evir tired of loo)[ing " Hou ' ya «lin " . ' " S,000 feet tif. " Ln kit the gadgets! " A thing 0 beauty Chateau Thierry Han m i es a conquest , Jn inite content Oese n doze Docking at Savannah Plenty of leisure The start of a pleasant iourney All sorts of games 30 calibre anti-aircraft Georgia convoy Trench-mortar methods " Tvjeed those glasses, Motii(. ' " " I ' m not used to this weather " That machine-gun attacl{ " Down in front! " Wf hh,rfr,„reA rhi( Anti-tan}{ Digiculues " Current ' s a little sunft, hut — " " De-tTuckJ " Bleacher seats Dent give up the ship — gene but not forgotten y ight demonstration Wfc., - -A ntfi ' ■i ' - jmt Super deluxe sand table " Don ' t try to understand it " — a noise annoys — . ' " " nhdt a hole. ' " Hot, su eatv. and hapfy " — and 1 the cadets will sle j oier here — " A neui )(md of review " ■ — wish you were here " Hors dc combat ■ ' Wdeii do tee start ' " Fisherman Hosl{a mcl fyrizc 8-inch Railuia Feverish activity 20 rounds per minute :» Shooting down that sleeve Plotting the shots The men behind the scenes Waiting for the fun to start " — Camera! " Who ' s afraid of wet feet! " I love to see a man smol{e a pipe " That spoony Monroe locomotive ' ' Rusty screw heads " " Yeah, summer S. .. ' ' " — while the .sun slnne. " ? ot so had, what Local hoy ma}{€s good Chemical warfare class fiome " What! — go hungry? " Troupe (21 members) The move Pop Metz presiding " Tea, Field! " We shall have music Candid camera Ole razoo Before — Mess-hall melodies Rabble-rouser Greeley Our coach " On the roc y coa s — " Mess warfare X ' -.: ' ..M- ■■-. yfep. •• ••• i » 1 rn. 1 Make The HOWf TT • • ' ' 1 — A ter Eternal slogan Simple, sincere message Rings or Compam K At last. ' Puns The master strol e They do looi( gooci A coujnk of ftomters Saturdays come during winter, too Gen-u-u ' ine Cowhide ow, let me see — " Get thee behind me, Satan — " Pill box review K ■■■■1 -- ' : I ' - f K I ' - 1? dn. iii-L. ■ ' B i ■■ » — But March 4th ihe sun shone Passing m i-evieif Mai[e up your mmd! One foot on the floor, please. ' Very popular, this season Pennsylvania Auenue From whence cometh our gentility I — — — f fSi W ' »i EUBANK — 1937 BOOK FOUR " Mens Sana in corpore sano " • •••••••• li:km THE Military Academy was Amer- ica ' s first educational institution to emphasize physical training. It was early recognized that a good officer need be well-balanced mentally, morally, and physi- cally, to perform his many duties. In 1783 Baron Steuben, Aide to General Washington, presented, at the latter ' s request, recom- mendations for the establishment of a national military academy in which horsemanship, fencing, and dancing were to have a place. During West Point ' s first decade, cadets found sufficient exercise in their military drills, which required, among other things, their dragging heavy artillery pieces about the Plain, which was then just as Nature had made it, stone-covered, rough, and unsodded. Captain Alden Partridge, Superintendent from 1815 to 1817, was the first exponent of a systematic and thorough schedule of physi- cal instruction. In 1816 he introduced fencing as a First Class subject, and for that purpose employed Pierre Thomas, a makre d ' armes of his day. Under Thayer all de- partments of the Academy underwent revi- sion, and the athletic program suffered at the profit of the academic departments. In 1826 the Board of Visitors recommended that a gymnasium housing recitation rooms, fencing school, drill hall, and riding hall be built. Thirteen years later these purposes were served by the newly constructed Aca- demic Building. In the same year a detach- ment of Dragoons was ordered to the Acad- emy, and since their arrival riding instruction has been a part of every cadet ' s education. In 1846 fencing and riding were supplemented by the first actual gymnastic instruction; this was supervised by an officer and such cadets as had had prev ious connection with a gymnasium. A unique experiment in West Point athletic history was entered upon in the following year, 1847, when the Superintendent, in the only Special Order ever issued V from Headquarters encouraging cadets to participate in athletics, recommended the formation of cricket clubs modelled after those in vogue in England. However, the young Americans preferred playing a kind of " football " which had been their chief diver- sion since about 1815. Consequently the cricket clubs were a failure. In 1855 a new Riding Hall, the largest of Its kind in the world, was constructed. Im- mediately following the Civil War, great interest was shown in rowing at the Point, and several crews regularly raced their shells on the Hudson. Intercollegiate competition was not undertaken, but cadets have ever since enjoyed rowing privileges. From 1862 to 1883 gymnastic instruction sutFered a decline. No regular instruction was given, and cadets were permitted to use the gymnastic equipment as they saw fit. The appointment of Mr. Herman J. Koehler in 1885 as gym- nastic instructor inaugurated a new era in cadet physical training; he immediately developed a fine system of instruction including calisthenics and work on various kinds of gymnastic apparatus. Swimming became an accomplishment required of every cadet, instruction being given at first in the Hudson. Koehler fostered the policy of permitting competitive athletic games to take the place of routine instruction as much as possible, and interclass competition in baseball, track, fencing, and swimming prepared the way for the present intra- mural athletic program. Congress recognized Koehler ' s splendid work by promoting him to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel; the West Point Officers made him an honorary member of the Officers " Mess; and when he died after forty-two years of continuous service in West Point athletics, there were no graduates on the active list who had not received instruction from him. West Point first participated 9 ;s in intercollegiate athletics in 1890, when the mid- shipmen ot An ' napolis accepted the Corps ' invi- tation to play toothall at West Point. Cadet Michie organ- ized and coached the first Army team. Few members of the Army team had ever seen a football before their practice. Although hard play, worthy of the name " " Army-Navy Game, " ensued, the two or three hundred spectators saw the cadets lose 24-0. On that day was born the fever which has ever since gripped the Corps; " " Beat the Navy " " became the ambition of those first Army players, and in the following year Cadet Michie and his team gave the Army its first victory over the Navy. Michies life was cut short at the Bloody Bend of the San Juan River. His memory is served by Michie Stadium in which teams wearing the Black, Gold, and Gray carry on in the traditions set by him and his team. »..r SNtwwuiMglj; ' m ' CHEERLEADERS tH- I Stark, Joerg. O ' Malley. Greeley, OstranJer TRAINERS Andy Polluck, Loren: Freyermutli. Dr. W ' .iyne Hauck, John D:ict;el, James Mathews 309 yiij mil • ••••••••••••••••••■ ' WEARERS OF • •••••••••••••••••••• THE MAJOR A I IJI • ATHLETIC COUNCIL Lt. Col. McCunniff, Lt. Col. Fenton, Col. Alexander, Lt. Col. Devers FOOTBALL COACHING STAFF Lt. Burlingame, Lt. Daly, Lt. Davidson, Capt. Wood, Lt. Saunders, Capt. Reeder, (Not shown), Lt. Shuler 312 FOOTBALL STROMBERG Captain RICHARDS, HATFIELD Managers v( 28 A 27 32 R 33 7 54 M 6 51 Y 7 SEASON SUMMARY Washington ind Lee Columbia 16 Harvard Springfield Colgate 14 Muhlenberg 7 Notre Dame 20 Hobart 7 Navy 7 t: udi! of let tai LT. DAVIDSON Coiich iWlB 53. liSISt icote itta it] til 314 m • ' ■ " P ' IP | v|! p ■ ' M " ' J AJ IJJ ' ui Schwenk, Samuel, Martin, Davis, Macomber, Hall, McDavid, O ' Connor, Stillwell (Manager) Bailey, Kirby-Smith, Maxwell, Brown, Sullivan, Miller, Wilson, Kobes, Ockershauser, Metz Long, Craig, Howell, Little, Connor, Hartline, Mather, Blanchard, Rogner, Skaer Ryan, Hipps, Preston, Eriksen, Ohir.an, Kimbrell, Stromberg (Captain), Meyer, Smith, Isbell, Kopcsak, Kasper FOOTBALL ' " PHE curtain rolled up on the 1936 football season to find Army on the march and bringing up the heaviest ■ - artillery to rumble along the plain since Gar Davidson was put in command. In spite of the loss of such mainstays as Shuler, Grohs, Grove, Clifford, True, King, and Nazzaro, there was still a formidable array of lettermen, plus an excellent consignment of material from last year ' s plebe squad. The biggest job was picking, from a handful of veterans, a quarterback in whose untried hands the powerful but more or less inexperienced eleven could be trusted. Opening against Washington and Lee, before a crowd of 12,000, Army displayed a beautiful passing attack and scored once in each quarter, Ryan converting after each goal. Army 28, W. and L. 0. The next week the team, determined to break the jinx of Yankee Stadium, defeated a strong Columbia team 27-16, in the most wildly exciting game of the year. It was a duel between two definitely offensive teams, neither of whom could stop the other ' s attack; and more than that, it was a duel between two triple-threat backs, Meyer and Luckman. Forced to the air, Monk completed 11 out of 15 passes for a total of 172 yards. At the end of the third period it was 16-15 in Columbia ' s favor, but in the last quarter Army ' s superior reserve strength began to tell, and after a series of passes, Kasper smashed It over for the winning tally. On October 18th the team, backed by 1600 drenched cadets, completely swamped Harvard in a sea of mud by piling up five touchdowns, gaining 307 yards by rushing, to Harvard ' s 53. It was Monkey Meyer ' s day; going in at the half, he ran, passed, and kicked the Crimsons dizzy, ably assisted by brilliant performances on the part of Kasper and Kobes. Army 32, Harvard 0. The next week Army continued its victorious drive by defeating Springfield 330. It seemed that nothing could stop the power and punch of this year ' s outfit, and hopes ran high. But something of an anticlimax was in store. An experienced, well-balanced Colgate team pulled lots of Andy Kerr ' s rabbit-in-the-hat stuff to win by a score of 14-7- Whether it was over-confidence, over-anxiousness, or just tough breaks, no one can say; but too often the Red Raiders ' dazzling running attack caught the Army dead on its feet, and our winning streak was broken. But the next week, the team came back to take a hard-fighting, tenacious team from Muhlenberg 54-7; a tribute to Gar Davidson ' s ability. In spite of the large sick-list, indications were that the Mule would make short shrift of the Shamrocks. In the first period, Army ran away with the game, and the Corps, none of whom had ever seen a victory over the Irish, went wild; but in the second quarter, 315 " " f after an Army pass had been intercepted in the end zone, the complexion of the game turned, and after a march of 57 yards, Wilkie took it over for Notre Dame ' s first score. In the third period they came back for two more, and in spite of a 60-yard dash for a touchdown by Meyer, we were unable to come back; and the game ended 20-6. The following week the badly shattered team again came back, however, to play alert, heady football, and defeat Hobart 51-7- A fumble gave Hobart its score in the first minute of play; but thereafter they were never in sight of our goal; and our second, third, and even fourth strings were run in. November 28th, the Day of Days: Army Mule versus Navy Goat at the Municipal Stadium in Philadelphia. For 57 minutes the throng of 102,000 that packed the huge bowl saw a duel of hair-raising offensive and counter-offensive football. At the end of the half the score stood 0-0; at the end of the third period the same. Finally, with three minutes to go, Navy was given the ball on Army ' s two-yard line through a penalty for pass interference; and on the third line drive the ball went over, and the game ended 7-0 in favor of Navy. The ruling has been hashed and rehashed, disputed and supported; but regardless of whether or not it was correct. Gar Davidson ' s statement after the game pretty well sums things up. " Army is not making any alibis, " said he. " Navy won, and we ' re proud of every man on the Army team. " WOODY STROMBERG, a dominant figure m nearly every play, did much more than captain the team. To say that Woody was the heart and soul behind the Big team strikes infinitely nearer the truth. For he was the power behind the team. His playing was not the sensational type, but rather the consistent and ever dependable style that every coach dreams about. To name any one game in which Woody excelled is impossible for every Saturday found him tearing into enemy backfields, breaking up plays before they were started. Regardless of the score you could always count on his hard hitting and clean playing. Al- though he leaves us this year that fighting spirit will always be remembered by football men at West Point. Big JIM ISBELL, that ex-furloughite who showed such great potentialities last year, came through with a bang in the " 36 " football season. Jim knew how to use his hands on the defensive, and he had the invaluable quality of never know- f Smith 316 I m I f Ohn ing when he was beaten. He played bnUiant ball the entire season and topped It off by an incomparable performance against Navy at the Municipal Stadium. A mainstay in the line that day, Jim helped prevent the Navy from making any gain through the Hne. His team-mates showed their confidence in him by select- ing him as their leader for the 1937 season. At the beginning of the 1936 football season, the Corps was placing its hopes for an undefeated season on a man who looks less like an athlete than any man at the Academy. He weighs only 140 pounds, his face is thin and his cheekbones protrude. His shoulders are slender and his legs are wirey. The big question in most of the spectators ' minds is how he can take sixty minutes of hard physical punishment. Yet the MONKEY punts, passes, and runs as coolly and unerringly as though he were alone on the field. He is a flash in the open and as slippery as a cake of soap in a tangle. He could thread a needle with his passes while running at full speed, and his kicking is a work of art. Mainstay of this year ' s backfield, his name will go down in Army football history. Outstanding throughout the first three years of his football career at the Academy, ERIKSEN lived up to his hard-earned reputation of doing the right thing at the right time. Erik ' s right on the first team was never questioned at the beginning of the year because of his showing as a second classman. At no time was anyone able to root this hard-working man of Wisconsin from his regular berth on the first string. Without undue pessimism it can be said that the filling of Eriksen ' s place will be no easy job next year. Do you remember how frequently a gold-helmeted " 44 " broke through the Irish line and smashed the ball-carrier? Remember, too, how those Harvard boys would slide when that same individual hit behind the line of scrimmage? But if we limit ourselves to those two games we are not doing right by " SMITTY. " In the last two games the directing of the Big Team was left in his hands, and he did a capable and workmanlike job. Smitty handles himself lust as well on the football field as he does on the parade ground at the head of the regiment of cadets. It is men like him who help to convince the spectator that there is more to a football team than the man who carries the ball. KIMBRELL came back this year to fill his old position at guard; rather an odd experience for Kim. He played center, tackle, end, and in the backfield 317 during his years at theAcademy, shifting so often that even the coaches were never quite certain where they would find him. Fiery tempered, a born scrapper, this Georgia boy was always in the midst of the mix-up. Remember that Columbia man who was pulled down behind his own goal line? But it would be impossible to enumerate all of the times that he tackled opponents behind the line of scrimmage. Nor the times he ripped holes in the center of the line to enable the backfield to gain on line plunges. Another pair of shoes it will take a good man to fill. SWEDE OHMAN had a swell year as a second classman, and was assured of a place as guard on the " 36 squad. During the year his blocking made him invaluable in running interference, just as his vicious, smashing tackling made him a nemesis to opposing ball carriers. Swede saw service in all the big games although he was on the sick list just after the Harvard game. During the week Swede appeared to be a very mild mannered and agreeable individual, but as soon as he put on a football suit he became a hundred and seventy-five pounds of concentrated fight. PRESTON who was handicapped all of his second class year because of a bad shoulder had a hard job cut out for him his first class year. The yearling Kobes and he were fighting for the same place as right wing. When Kobes was hurt in the Notre Dame game Preston came in, and played 56 minutes of as good foot- ball as any man ever played. He was in every play; he downed ball carriers one after another, and caught several passes that netted Army many yards. But to limit a description of Preston ' s playing to one game is unfair to him. He played an inspired game against Hobart, and another against Navy. Big Hank will be missed next fall. JACK RYAN, of the educated toe, fills a need which Army has felt for years — that of a dependable place-kicker. Throughout the season he never missed a single extra point that was properly passed from center. Although his running ability was overshadowed by his gifted kicking. Jack was able to pull reverse plays that usually netted Army a gain of eight or ten yards. Jack has sticky fingers, and everyone will remember the touchdown play where Jack caught that long pass just over the goal line. During the shake-up after the Notre Dame game. Jack took over the quarterback job and proved his ability time after time with examples of cool crafty thinking under fire. i ( Craig 318 r Kasper Isbell KASPER, an " E " Company runt, is just another example of the old axiom that most good things come wrapped in small packages. To Kasper was given the tremendous job of running the husky Army eleven. Although he lacked ex- perience, he squelched the pre-season doubts, and turned in a brilliant perform- ance for the season. Not only was he able to think on his feet, but he was unstoppable on line plunges. Cool-headed and a capable diagnostician, he should be an invaluable asset in the nucleus of next year ' s team. JIM CRAIG repeated his triumph of last year. Jim is undoubtedly the best runner that Army has had since Buckler. This year he averaged approximately SIX yards every time he carried the ball. To see him walking around the area, you would class him as a lazy, easy-going person who would never move faster than a shuffle. But on the field he is an entirely different person. With a smooth flowing stride, a dazding change of pace, and a shifty pair of hips, Jim, with two years experience under his belt, should be the logical successor to Monkey for the triple-threat position. SCHWENCK is best known for his long, flat pace that so often netted Army many yards. Jim came up from the plebe team, and promptly earned himself a berth on the first string, playing in every major game. With a square jaw and a build like a weight lifter, he takes his football seriously —and so do his opponents, after they have been hit once. Another solid, dependable man, he should turn out a lot of good football in the next two years. When the season opened, everyone was wondering how we were ever to find a man to take Jock Clifford ' s place at center, and with a good reason, for Jock was a capable, dependable pivot man, and a mainstay in backing up the line. How- ever, after the first game or two, when they had seen the way that HARTLINE called the opponent ' s plays and slapped down line drives, they heaved a sigh of relief. Hank has a sixth sense in anticipating and knocking down those short bullet p.isses over center. The Corps is expecting great things of him next year. KOBES, another yearling, won a position on the A squad because of his ex- cellent work plebe year. Frank was fighting Preston for right end, and until the Notre Dame game the two divided the playing time. Frank had the stickiest fingers of any man on the Army team. He is an " M " Company flanker, and in 319 m ir 4i W addition apparently can go five feet in the air with no effort; the result is a receiver who can snag a ball anywhere within a radius of ten feet. Two hands, one hand, or two fingers — it ' s immaterial to big Frank. He had the misfortune of injuring the cartilage in his knee in the first few minutes of the Notre Dame game, but with a year ' s rest he should be All- American material next fall. Big JIM MATHER is another yearUng who made A squad. He and Jim Isbell were fighting for the tackle position. The Moose is a little fellow of 225 pounds, but no one would ever suspect a man as heavy as he could move so quickly. Jim has big hands, and he knows how to use them on the defense. He played inspired ball agiinst Colgate, and that seventy-six was always at the bottom of the pile in the Army-Irish struggle. Jim is the answer to a line coach ' s prayer, and should be a bulwark in next year ' s forward wall. OLLY CONNOR ' S leaving causes another hole that must be filled next year. He played good football plebe year, yearling year, and last year, although he saw little action during his second class year because of his size and weight. Oily is quiet and unassuming, but he has more punch and drive than most men three times his weight. He was especially capable at those long end runs and off-tackle smashes, and it was by this means that he was able to pile up several touchdowns for Army during the ' 36 season. POP METZ reminded one of a rubber ball on a cement floor when he bounced through a tangle of opposing players — and he was as hard to stop. Pop was on the A squad, but was unfortunate enough to substitute at quarter, and did not have the opportunity of playing much. However, the times that he was in there, he fought — a true fire-eatmg confederate. With lots of football experience behind him, he was a splendid field general, never losing his head or getting excited in a tough situation. His enthusiasm inspired the team, and his round cheerful face and cool football head will be missed on the A squad next year. SULLIVAN, playing a good game the entire plebe year, was assured a place on the A squad. However, he was playing end, and because of the good men that were already at that position he was only on the third team. At this posi- tion he was not given much chance to make a show for himself; he substituted in only a few of the games. However, after the Notre Dame game he was shifted to the backfield, and took up the job of running reverses. He was extremely Hartline Howell 320 adept at doing this, and we find Sully starring with his wide end sweeps in the Muhlenberg game. He played flashy hall the entire time, and hit the Goat team at Philadelphia for sixty minutes. SID MARTIN, a yearling from Texas who had seen quite a bit of service on the football held, came to the A squad with a very enviable record as a substitute for Kasper at quarterback. The fastest man in the Army backtield, in one game he broke away around left end and ran away from both the interference and his opponents to score a touchdown. Martin also has the ability to throw a pass through a key hole, and his kicking is not bad. The Corps is expecting great things of him before he leaves. HOWELL, like Hartline, was a topnotch center. It seems that centers run in pairs here at the Academy. In ' 35 there were Clifford and Vincent; in " 36 there were Howell and Hartline. Both of them are about the same height and weight. Like H.irtline, Howell was a demon on the defense, and often cracked down on embryonic yardage for Army by diagnosing the opponent ' s next move. Probably well above the average even of most first string pivot men, he should see a lot of service next year. BOB LITTLE was an outstanding guard. He substituted for Kimbrell and saw quite a bit of service. Bob was not as large as most men of the Army line, but he was full of fight and determination to do his part. He played a good game as a running guard on the offensive, and he generally kept that man opposite him well in his place on the defensive. After taking on a little weight on fur- lough he should be one of the main cogs in next year ' s line. WILSON started off the season on the second team, but due to his passing, kicking, and running ability he was soon alternating with Jack Ryan as number one back. The mere mention of the Columbia game will bring back to all of the spectators visions of Woody crossing Columbia ' s goal line. He was in every play and that gold-lettered " 1, raised havoc with those Lions. The next week he only played a few minutes of the Harvard game, being taken out because of niness Pneumonia developed, and Woody had a close shave, but was able to walk out on the practice field just before the Navy game, and should be back for more service next season. , r , In SKAER we find a man that has the ability of driving hard for the entire 321 wsmmm m afternoon, and then coming in ready to joke and wise-crack. Ken has had hard luck. He had his appendix removed at the first of the season, and as a result was out for most of the fall. However, with that determination that makes an Army athlete outstanding. Ken fought like the devil the times that he was given a chance to, and with a few breaks can be counted on for big things next year. ARTHUR (Big Pete) KOPCSAK is another unfortunate member of the Army team. Not content with the laurels of his brother, he was one of the three yearlings who came to the squad in " 35 with their letters. Kopcsak hurt his shoulder plebe year and consequently was required to wear a hard pair of shoulder pads. In the Colgate game he again wrenched his shoulder, and in addition contracted a slight case of the flu as a result of the Harvard game. After only a week of sick leave he came back to the squad, but it took him some time to build up his stamina. The backfield will be greatly strengthened by him next year. ROGNER, another member of the Lost Battalion, was a substitute at left end. During his yearling year he did not get a chance to play very much because of Shuler and Stromberg. This year he had more luck, and played in all of the major games. Rogner could always be counted on taking the interference out on the defensive plays, and he was always down the field under punts. Rogner has had two years now under Gar, and the results of the training are really coming out. Another man to watch next year. Playing a wing position for which competition was unusually keen, HIPPS nevertheless saw quite a bit of duty. It would be unfair to pick out his work in any one game because he always played hard and aggressive football. From the time he went on until the final whistle blew he fought like a wild cat. He too had a case of sticky fingers, and could snatch impossible passes out of the air at a dead run. His defensive work was everything that could be desired, and he often brought down both the interference and the runner. He will always be remembered for his fight and perservenng spirit. Rangey, powerful, and agile, BLANCHARD is cut out by nature for foot- ball. These endowments are further supplemented by an alert and analytical mind. Bill played magnificent football on some occasions, and was considered swell material for the first string. However, the competition was great, and he 322 i Kopcsak Started off the season on the second squad. He played in quite a few of the games but remained on the second team until an advanced season slump forced him to the third team. Next year we look forward to his being with the first string. " HUEY " LONG, who comes from Illinois, reminded one of the late Senator Long. He would make a good politician with his cheerful grin and his happy- go-lucky manner. He was the nonchalant butt of many good jokes of his team- mates. Huey first stepped into the limelight by his repeated wide end sweeps during the Springfield game at Michie Stadium. Long, too, was held out of a large part of the season ' s games because of a bad ankle that he sustained in that game. When it comes to kicking, Huey has developed it to a fine art. Thus with his running, blocking, and kicking he is truly a triple-threat man. ENGSTROM is another one of those hard-fighting tackles that go to make up the backbone of every good team. He did not make the first team, but he exhibited plenty of qualities on the field that promise good things next year. During the latter part of the season he played quite a bit, and proved that he could take it as well as dish it out. MILLER at running guard was able to carry out the backs of the opposing team with remarkable consistency. Having little experience in football before entering the Academy, he showed up very well, and should give someone a fight for a guard position next year. He who is an excellent scholar deserves praise; likewise, he who is an excellent athlete deserves commendation; but the man who can blend scholarship and ath- letics and still maintain a high standard deserves even greater credit. SAMUEL possesses both of these qualities. Star man, number one corporal, and a football, basketball, and baseball player, he is as capable as he is versatile. MACOMBER is typical of that class of players who, while lacking the in- herent brilliancy of champions, make up for that lack with fight. For three seasons he has worked diligently for the welfare of the team. He was often the first on the field, and more often the last to leave. Such spirit deserves real credit. JIM LUPER suffered a broken ankle at the beginning of his plebe year. Be- cause of this injury he did not come out for football yearling year. But during 323 ■ the first few weeks of this season he was brought up from the B squad, and he had the opportunity of holding down the pivot position in several games. BULL DAVIS had the misfortune of pulling a ligament in his knee just prior to the Springfield game. Up to this time he had been playing fullback, and he alternated with Schwenk at the position. He was out practically the whole season, and had little opportunity to show his football ability, hut should be back in shape by next year. KIRBY-SMITH, a six footer from Tennessee, came up from the plebe team to take the pivot position. He was a little awkward the first part of the year, but DALY took him under his wing and soon had all the rough spots ironed out. It was too much to expect an inexperienced player to beat Howell or Hartline out of their positions, but he did get some chances to play m the minor games, and turned in commendable performances. O ' CONNOR is another man who is an athlete plus a scholar. He came up from the B squad yearling year to take a hard-earned positicn en the third string. He kept this position all year, and he was able to play a short time against the Middies. He should have a successful season next year. MAXWELL came to the Academy with a splendid record of prep school foot ' ball, and plebe year he proved that his reputation was no false one. There is more truth than fiction in the statement that he held down a tackle position. Graced with a nice pair of legs it was almost impossible to move him. BAILEY, the protegee of Lt. Burlingame, improved more than any other man on the A squad. The boy with the winning smile should go places before he leaves the Academy. Coach Gar Davidson and his able staff proved again this season their ability to make the most of whatever was available. There was at the beginning of the season plenty of good, though inexperienced material; but the jinx of illness and injuries considerably weakened the squad during the last six weeks of the season. The epidemic of influenza had telling effects on the stamina of the men. In all of the last three major games the well-trained Army team seemed unconquerable during the first part of the game; but as the minutes wore on, the well-laid plans just did not seem to click for the men, who, though giving their all, could not overcome the weakening effects of the sickness which infected the squad. i O ' Connor ■J Engstroni 324 Little Maxwell Yet in none of these games can it be said that any displayed anything but the best of coaching. Gar Davidson always had some surprise in store; and he ably handled the problem of frequent replacements in a sick-riddled line-up. We need not mention Davidson ' s well-known ability as a handler of men. An accomplished psychologist, he could take an apparently battered and worn-out team and in one week bring it back to top form, full of fight and determination. A general alone can ' t make a successful army, nor can a head coach make a successful football team. Both generals and coaches must have capable and industrious assistance. Reeder and Wood instilling skill into the backs; Bur- lingame, Daly, and Saunders producing smart and resourceful lines furnished that able assistance to Coach Davidson. At the end of a successful season all the regulars, the substitutes. Coach Davidson, and the assistant coaches can look back and proudly say that they played the game— that they played the game the way the long gray line would have them play it. Predictions for next year are still a bit doubtful. The loss of Meyer, Strom- berg, Smith, Eriksen, Preston, Hipps, Ohman, and Kimbrell isn ' t conducive to unbroken sleep on the part of the coaching staff; but on the other hand such men as Isbell, Kasper, Schwenck, Ryan, Kopcsak, Hartline, Mather, Craig, Kobes, and Wilson will form a sizeable nucleus upon which to rebuild; and there should be no dearth of capable replacements. From the plebes we will have Frontczac, a heavy and hard-running back who will be pushing Jack Ryan and Huey Long for the No. 1 position; Symmes, who promises to become one of the best guards Army has ever had; and Coontz, Due, and Kasper, all of whom have great poten ' tialities. The end position is the biggest question mark, in spite of an abundance of material Sullivan and Samuel having been shifted to the flank position in addition to Rogner, Kohes, Bailey, and McDavid. The tackle slots will be well tilled by Isbell, Mather, Blanchard, and Kirby-Smith — the latter an erstwhile center; and the guards will be Symmes, Morrison, Little, Skaer, and Murray. Schwenck has been converted into a quarterback; and in the No. 3 position Craig ' s hard running and Wilson ' s kicking and passing will be worth watching. In the coaching staff Bill Wood and Red Reeder will be leaving next year. Gar will remain as head coach, with Blondy Saunders tutoring the line. 325 FOOTBALL " B SQUAD Demitz, Lavell, Broberg, Dapprich, Boyt, Goodpaster, Sollohub, Murray, Praeger, Miller, J. A., Schermerhorn Hardaway, Moorman, Cole, LaPrade, Patterson, Greer, Lipscomb, Kail, Maloney, Sternberg, Sherburne, Peterson Lt. O ' Donnell (Coach) , Farris, Frolich, Sauders, McCoy, Nussbaum, Ekman, Buster, Wolverton, Stumpf, Batson, Lt. Jablonsky (Coach) Zehner, Jacunski, Cichowski, Hoska, Zierdt, Stratton, Clark, A. D., Spengler, Finn, Wernberg, Jannarone, Thomas, Carrusone, Morrison PLEBE SQUAD Kinter, Crocker, Smith, Moore, Heineman, Zienowicz, Collins Presnell, Sullivan, F. R., Symroski, Sattem, Merchant, Woodward, Eaton Toth, Lane, Jones, Marlin, Osborn, Taylor Humphrey, Raleigh, Bethune, Sleeper, O ' Brien, Minahan, Cole, Lotojo Craig, Ferris, Stella, Coontz, Ross, Symnes, Light, MuUins, Endress, Barbour (Mgr.) 326 : Ciome, BASKETBALL w SEASON SUMMARY p A 46 Lehigh University 15 sjsS 37 Yale University 29 50 Johns Hopkins University 17 A 35 Dickinson College 25 33 Amherst College 38 R 29 George Washington University 33 34 Colgate University 31 28 Duke University 31 M 28 Fordhani University 37 37 Georgetown University 40 Y 48 Providence College 34 38 Syracuse University 37 40 Navy 42 MR. NOVAK Coach 32S Pendleton, O ' Connor, Schwenk, Ockershauser, Samuel, Patrick, Nanney, Snouffer (Manager), Wulfsberg McDavid, Brinker, Scott, J. A., Meyer (Captain), Rogner, Sullivan, H. R., Craig, J. T. BASKETBALL " " riTH Ken Dawalt, Wright Hiatt, and Jock Clifford lost by graduation, and Kobes through a knee " ' injury sustained in football, the prospects for this year ' s basketball team were dubious, although the picture was brightened by the return of Scott, Rogner, Patrick, Pendleton, Russell, and the captain-elect and spark plug of the team. Monkey Meyer. With an influx of good yearling material, the starting lineup of this season ' s team was almost completely revamped, and a new spirit filled Army ' s followers. Although the team did not have a one hundred per cent season, more victories than defeats came our way, and with the exception of a heart-breaking defeat by Navy, the schedule as a whole was a success. The basketeers started off with a series of four victories over Lehigh, Yale, Johns Hopkins, and Dickinson. In the opener. Army built up a 21-8 lead at the half. During the second half Coach Novak threw in a flood of substitutes, but an iron-clad defense kept Lehigh from even threatening our goal, and we chalked up an overwhelming 46-15 win. Brinker and McDavid, stellar yearling forwards, chalked up 12 and 10 points respectively in their first varsity game. Yale, with their star Kelly still on the west coast playing football, put up a more stubborn defense for a final score of Army 37, Yale 29. It was one of the fastest and most brilliant games of the year. The Elis started their second string with a man-to-man defense, but when Army easily ran up a 9-5 lead, the regulars cime in with a zone defense, and ended the half with a slim 18-17 lead. Army began to penetrate the blue d:fense in the second half, and racked up 17 points to Yale ' s 4. Yale again switched to a man-to-man near the end of the game, but was unable to recoup. Brinker again led with 10 points, the rest of the scoring biing evenly distributed. Army ' s speed, clean handling, and deadly shooting brought us a 50-17 walkaway over Johns Hopkins. The score stood 16-0 after ten minutes of play, and 23-8 at the half; and although a steady stream of substitutes poured in during the second half, there was no slowing down in the attack. Army had to play hard, fast-breaking ball to take Dickinson. At the half we led 14- 10. At the beginning of the second stanza two goals by Padjens, of Dickinson, evened things up, but Brinker and Samuel opened up to put Army again in the lead, and we never relinquished our advantage. Final score. Army 35, Dickin son 25. 329 111 Meyer R-_ ' gii r The game with Lafayette College on Jan. 20 was cancelled, due to the Inauguration trip, and the Army team then ran into heavier competition. Two defeats came our way under the powerful teams of Amherst and George Washington University. In the game with Amherst, which was played at Amherst before a crowd of 3,500, Rogner opened the scoring with a foul shot, but the Lord Jeffs soon took the lead with three field goals, and enlarged it to 26-15 at the half. In the second half Army rolled to within one point of a tie, but was unable to pull ahead, and the game ended 38-33, Amherst. Monk Meyer was taken out midway in the second half with a slightly injured hand. With only four minutes to play in the George Washington game, and with G. W. trailing by five points, their attack quickened, and they took the game in the final moments, 33-29. A trip to Colgate brought a victory to Army, but only after a long, hard-fought battle. Army took a 7-1 lead in the first ten minutes, and at the half was still out in front 18-14. With six minutes to play we were leading 30-26, when two long shots and a foul gave Colgate the advantage by one point; but Sullivan and Meyer popped in two quick ones to clinch the game for us, 34-31. Brinker again led, with 11 points; Meyer scored 10. Three defeats then befell the Army. The victors were Duke, Fordham, and Georgetown universities. Although showing good teamwork and considerable ability, the Cadet team was unsuccessful in besting these three more-experienced, more-finished teams. Duke had difficulty getting started against the fast pace set by Army in the first half, trailing at the halftime whistle, 22-14. But in the second half their defense tightened, their shooting improved, and they crept ahead 29-28; and, with only thirty seconds to go, topped off this advantage with a beautiful side shot just as the final whistle blew. The Fordham game was played before a crowd of over 2,500. The Maroon five excelled both in floor work and shooting, and took an early lead which they never relinquished except for a 12-12 tie for a few moments in the first half. Monk led the scoring for Army with 9 points. George- town, with a flashy, quick breaking quintet came here the following Wednesday to accomplish our third consecutive defeat. Army led at the half, 19-16, but Georgetown tightened, and won, 40-37, in a whirlwind finish. Samuel, yearling guard, was high with 11 points. Monkey second with 9. Preparing for Navy, the Cadet team won from Providence and Syracuse. With improved shooting and passing, the cagers rolled up a 30-16 lead against Providence in the first half — Brinker alone accounting for 13 of them; and in the second half Army matched the Rhode Island sharp- shooters point for point to win, 48-34. The Syracuse game was hotly contested — Army finally winning in the last minute, 38-37. At the half we led, 21-13, but in the second half Syracuse narrowed the gap, and after six minutes went into the lead, 24-22. Army again rallied, and tied the count at 33-33. With two minutes to go, Rogner dribbled in and sank a close shot; but Syracuse added a long one plus two free throws to lead again at 37-35. Brinker tallied another from under the basket, and on a foul shot caged the winning point, giving him a total of 16 for the day. Even more hotly contested was the final game of the season with Navy at Annapolis. Both teams had about equal records, and the headlong, smashing, and somewhat loose play was continued for the full forty minutes. The score see-sawed back and forth from the beginning, first Army leading, and then Navy, right through to the final whistle. Army gradually fell behind in the second period until Navy led, 42-36. In the last minutes we again rallied, but unfortunately the whistle blew with Navy still in the lead, 42-40. The three thousand Army and Navy rooters who witnessed the game saw a fast, brilliant, hard-fought battle — the most exciting forty minutes of the season, and a typical Army-Navy encounter. CHARLES R. MEYER, " The Monk, " culminated his three years of varsity basketball by being elected captain of the 1937 team. Energetically he carried out his job, and secured co-operation and team work which makes the Army team a smooth functioning unit. Monkey deserves credit for suppressing the individual brilliance characteristic of his old unorthodox game, in order to attain an efficient and co- ordinated team attack. Holding this sort of play down to a minimum. Monk worked play after play with his team- mates — some of them successful, some of them not; but a of them submerging individual opportunities in favor of uni- fied team play. With two years of varsity competition behind him, and his characteristic spark and drive, he was responsible to a great extent for the spirit, fight, and team work shown by the squad. HARRIS ROGNER, captain of next year ' s team, played good basketball all season, always consistent, always fighting. Rog played center, and being a semi-runt in " M " Company, he was usually topped by the six feet plus centers used by most of our opponents. Rog could be found most of the time fighting during games under either bask et, and many are the times that he ' s ended up on the floor — wearing out his pants by lengthy slides over the court. Rog is a very likeable fellow as well as a natural-born fighter, and after being formally inundated in the Mess Hall into his job of captain, he scraped off the mashed potatoes and laughed it off with the rest of the squad. Incidentally, he was to a Sullivan great part responsible for the three rousing good times that the squad had on its trips away from West Point. Meyer and Rogner were the only members of this year ' s starting team that had tasted varsity experience. Coming up from the plebe team last year were three outstanding players. WALTER BRINKER, the high-scorer of the season, played forward, and was leader of the Army attack. Brink is a slow-moving, rather lazy runner, but he was always mirac ulously at the right spot at the right time. Brink always has that reserve of energy to break through the defense, and with a delayed push shot tip the ball in for two points. The two guards that completed this season ' s team were JOHN SAMUEL and RIGGS SULLIVAN, both third classmen. Happy-go-lucky Sam started this season with bum ankles, but as the season rolled on his ankles strengthened, and Sam proved a valuable player. Too, Sam always took his time and did as little running as possible until it was time to break, and then he turned on full steam, and was everywhere at once. His biggest handicap, if it can be called that, was the same quality which makes him a potential power-house of the football field — his determination and competitive spirit. Too often in his eagerness to stop the opponent ' s attack this driving spirit led him to foul his man; he was put out of more games on fouls than any other man on the squad. How- ever, Sam is a man who understands every detail of basketball, and with the steadying influence of a year ' s competition should be of great value on next year ' s defense. Sully joined the varsity squad after holding a place on the first plebe string last year. Sullivan is a Southern man, hailing from the hills of Kentucky, but he loses entirely his characteristic semi- somnolence when he is on the court. Sully, too, understands the game from the ground up. Al- though his position on the team was guard, he managed to slip by the opponent ' s defense, and came out high scorer in several games. He has a keen eye for the basket and can be counted on sinking most of his shots. Taking the ball a short distance in front of the center line, he will check, drop his right foot back, coolly take aim, and shoot — a high arc, a swish, and the scoreboard flicks up two more points for Army. Although these five men of the first team played most of the games, the basketball squad was not deficient in good substitute material. On the bench were SCOTT, second classmen PENDLE- TON, CRAIG, PATRICK, and RUSSELL; and yearlings OCKERSHAUSER and McDAVID. JIM SCOTT, although he did not see as much service as last year, due to illness and an opera- tion, played his usual fast-breaking, hard-running, but withal consistent, game. Probably the fastest man on the floor m spite of his size, he was a flash on the offense, and on the defense tagged his man like a shadow. BRUCE PENDLETON is another forward who should be handicapped by his " F " Company stance, but who makes up for it in speed and aggressiveness. Fast and shifty, a good dribbler, and a clever diagnostician on the defense, he often seemed to have his man ' s next move doped out before he ♦ made it, uiid was there to take the ball away and break tor the basket. With his determination and energy he should till capably the forward position left vacant by graduation. Sleepy JIM CRAIG ' S eyes are never wide open and he usually appears utterly enervated; but when he finds an opening in the defense he is through it before anyone realiijes he IS awake. Jim played little last season, but this year has been an outstanding and capable substitute. He plays a rough, bang-up game, and likes it best when the going is tough. Jim doesn ' t shoot often, and when he does he is as surprised as the next fellow when they go m; hut his floor work is unsurpassed. PATRICK saw little service as a substitute guard this year. Playing dependable basketball, although shooting little, when he was on the floor, Pat held down his corner of the court capably and consistently, and should be another valuable man for next year ' s squad. RUSSELL does better in practice than m a game. Five days a week he sinks them consistently, and plays cool, careful ball; but on Saturday, in a game, he is inclined to hurry his shots and to overguard his man. However, with the experience he gathered this year Russ should be able to quiet down and play more steady ball next season. KARL OCKERSHAUSER, a yearling, was not a mem- ber of the plebe squad last year. He had an old football injury which kept him from playing. However, his college experience proved of great worth, and he saw a great deal of play as a substitute. He is well co-ordinated and a good passer, and should develop into first-string material before his first class year. JOH N McDAVID, the star of last year ' s plebe outfit, started off the season with a scoring streak, but a let-down dropped him to the sub list. Mac, however, is conscientious and a hard worker, and should soon graduate from the bench. While not as fast as some players, he is aggressive and a good shot, and a valuable man on any coach ' s basketball team. With four of the starting five back for next year ' s team, plus this excellent reserve material and several good men from this year ' s plebe squad. Coach Leo Novak is looking forward to a very successful season. With the games played in the new gymnasium, basketball has gained increased interest and support at the Academy; and with a recent infusion of excellent material. Army supporters should be assured of a boom in our basketball fortunes. Ockershauser S -s f 1936 SUMMARY m 9 Swarthmore A 18 Syracuse 1 15 Yale 3 R 7 Rutgers 7 11 St. John ' s College 12 M 20 C. C. N. Y. 4 7 Johns Hopkins 5 Y 13 Penn State 2 10 Navy 4 MR. TOUCHSTONE - ' 336 ,- l»v Sternberg, Smith, S. L., Tincher, Sollohuh, Gay, Patrick, Mearns, Wilhoyt Nelson, Wernberg. Machen, ZoUer, Folda, Phelan. J. J., Nickerson, J. C, Conner, C. P., Lt. Sladen (ireene, P. S., Missal, Wallace, H. D., Evans, G. L., Gildart, Ekman, Posey, Smith, W. W., Sterling, Amick, Mr. Touchstone lohnson. |. R., Maloney, A. A.. Sherburne, C. W., Najzaro, Truxton, True, Goldtrap, Scott, J. A., Clark, M. H., Connor, A. C, Fickes • • LACROSSE " " " ITH only fair prospects for the season. Army launched its bid for lacrosse laurels with a 9 to ' victory over Swarthmore College. The perforniance of Sollohub in this game gave promise of a new star for Army. The following Saturday the team journeyed to Syracuse and demonstrated its strength and skill in defeating Syracuse University on a muddy and cold field by a score of 18 to 1. Scott was the high scorer of the game with six goals to his credit. A convincing victory over Yale by the score of 15 to 3 emphasized Army ' s claim to the possession of a fine lacrosse team. The Elis were able to score only in the final period when numerous reserves had replaced the Army regulars. After getting off to a slow start, Army came from behind to tie Rutgers 7 to 7 in an overtime game. Truxtun was high scorer in this game with 3 goals. The next game was a hard-fought, exciting one. Army losing to St. John ' s of Annapolis by a score of 12 to 11. The next Wednesday, however, the Army lacrosse team got back into stride with a decisive victory over City College of New York by 20 to 4. The reserves were responsible for this victory while the first team took a well-earned rest. A thrilling 13 to 10 victory in a practice game with the great Crescent Athletic Club team came next, and the following week Army defeated Johns Hopkins Uni- versity 7 to 5, after stopping the second-half rally of the visitors. Johnson, Posey, Amick, and Naizaro scored to aid the Army cause. Smooth dodges and fast passing, mi.xed with excellent stick-work, enabled Army to attain an easy 13 to 2 victory over Penn State College. On May 30th, Army successfully accomplished its mission in defeating its most important opponent, the Navy, by a score of 10 to 4. Finesse on the lacrosse field and excellent saves by Goldtrap in the goal brought this fitting end to a season played by one of Army ' s greatest lacrosse teams. The graduation of many regulars left positions that might prove difficult to refill, but veteran attack men such as Scott, Truxtun, Posey, McGee, Clark, Amick, Sherburne, and others promise to make the 1937 team a great threat in the eastern lacrosse world. TOM TRUXTUN, an All-American selection at the end of his first season of varsity play, competed with the U. S. team in the Lally Trophy matches during the summer of ' 35, and stands undisputed as one of the best centers in the game today. Tom is versatile, equally good on offense and defense. His perfect stick-work, quick twisting dodges, hard, accurate shooting, and aggressive spirit, along with an apparent ability to run forever without tiring, make him a player who can always be expected to come through at a critical moment in every game, and one who is always feared by the opposing teams. His captaincy of the 1937 team is an honor well earned. OLLIE 337 Solloluib CONNOR was first introduced to lacrosse plebe year when he made his numerals. The next year he advanced to the " A " squad and made his " A " in the mid-field. Second class year he was transferred to the defense and there too he was one of the outstanding players, making his second " A. " He is hard-working, and has plenty of natural ability which, when combined with his love for lacrosse and his " fight, " put him at the top among lacrosse players. " MAGGIE " McGEE started his lacrosse career late — his first experience being with intramural lacrosse Yearling fall. When spring rolled around, he turned out for the varsity, and developed so rapidly that he played in all the games of the season. Second class year s aw " Maggie " one of the best stick-handlers and trickiest dodgers on the squad, a result of natural ability and much hard work. A dislocated shoulder suffered early in the season prevented him from getting a major " A, " but he comes back first class year, as good as new, to bolster up the mid-field attack. CLARK, M. H., got his start Plebe year when he answered the first call for lacrosse players. With this beginning, he has continually made himself of increasing value to the squad and last year he saw steady service on the mid-field defense. Clark helps to form the nucleus of lettermen around which Coach Touchstone will build his 1937 squad and will do his part to help make the season a brilliant one. SCOTT, J. A., may never have been included on the All- American ten, but any man who can make himself high scorer for the season is certainly good. Scotty hung up this record of netting an average of three or four goals per game as a result of his outstanding aggressiveness, speed, and accuracy. A bad day was almost com- pletely unknown to him, and he could always be depended upon to do something with the ball once it had been brought past the center line. Two years ago JOHNNY JOHNSON hadn ' t even come out for the squad — now he is one of the most capable of the first string attack. As a left-handed player he is the answer to a coach ' s well-known prayer, and as a determined, fighting player he is the type of man who has long made Army teams successful. Ask Navy about his dodges, Johns Hopkins about his accuracy, and Anny about his popularity. STAN SMITH made a belated start in lacrosse, but he was fast in coming up. Spring football claimed his attention during the first two years, and not until second class year did he begin his lacrosse work in earnest. Then he made fast strides to the top and has proved himself one of our ablest close defense men, a man to be relied upon. Smitty, the guard who helped make the Army line so Clark Jolinson impregnable on the gridiron, has nude the Army goal just as unapproachable on the lacrosse field. MAXIE TINCHER came to the lacrosse squad after making quite a name for himself on the hockey team. He played as one of the mainstays on the Plebe lacrosse team, then moved up to the " A " squad the next year. Max has seen increasing service with the squad each year, indication that great things are to be expected during his first class year. He always likes the game rough; he works hard in a difficult position in the mid-field ; and he is a steady player both on the attiick and on the defense. " SOLLY " SOLLOHUB has been a spark in Army ' s attack tor three years. Whether it be at center or in the mid-field, Solly ' s powerful and speedy legs carry him down to the opponents ' goal in a rapid attack. He has been one of Army ' s steadiest players, and Army rooters will miss his con- genial smile and his fine playing upon his loss by graduation. BLONDIE AMICK, combining flashy stick-handling and nimble footwork with quick thinking in any crisis, stands out as Army ' s spearhead on the attack; Blondie saw service in all the games last year and won his major " A " while still a lowly YearUng. This earnest lad regards his lacrosse seriously, and next year will be a constant worry to any opposing defense man, large or small. " PAT " PATRICK emphasizes the old rule that a good bas ketball player is usually a good lacrosse player. His biggest trouble for the past two years has been his stick-handling, but rumor has it that he has now mastered it. As a dodger he is one of the best, and he is sent into many a game to dodge the opponents ' defense off their feet. Now that Patrick has a mean stick to go along with his elusive feet, it is expected that he will be in most of the games in the future. CHARLIE SHERBURNE is perhaps the best dodger and most accurate passer on the attack. Several times at important mo- ments his fast, straight feed shots started Army off to a high score, and almost any day at practice he could run the entire length of the field and not allow a de- fense man to come near him with his stick. Throughout the entire season he caused his opponents no end of trouble with his changing pace, deceptive feints, and side-hand passing. BILL GAY is as effective at close attack as he is in the mid-field. Combining alert, heady play with a love for the game, he has all the fundamental requirements of a great Army lacrosse man. PINKY STERLING has never really had a chance to show his true worth, for he has found it impossible to dislodge the All- American goalies which Army has been fortunate to have. Nevertheless, we all feel that no other player on the squad deserves more credit 339 Ekman for " ' stick-to-itiveness " than Pinky. JIM POSEY ... a beautiful runner . . . an indefatigable mid-field man ... a sixty minute player who can be depended upon to change the complexion of a close contest until the final whistle . . . above all, a pleasant, jovial team-mate whose presence has had a distinct influence in building up team spirit and morale. Promoted to the " A " squad last year, BOBBY GILD ART combines stiff determination with the well- known fight to make himself a very valuable man to the Army team. JACK NICKERSON ' S endurance, speed, and fighting spirit make him well adapted for a mid-field position. With a slight improvement of his stick-work, he will be one of Army ' s best mid-fielders. MALONEY, another southpaw, owes his exceptional ability to a combination of excellent stick-work and good defensive play. This year, after earning a position on the first team early in the season, his nose was broken in the Yale game, and he was lost to the team for two weeks, but the Navy game found him back in top form and he should be a credit to the defense of the Army team next year. JERRY FOLDA is a " comer. " With his natural ability and determination, and with two more seasons to play, Jerry should see a great deal of action with the team. ZERO ZOLLER is a good stick- handler and has plenty of speed and endurance to stand up under the strain of a mid-field position. With the graduation of the Class of ' 37, he should move up to the first team without any trouble. SMITH, W. W., is one of the few men on the Army squad who played lacrosse before entering the Academy, having played with Severn against the Army plebes in 1933. A splendid stick-handler, both left and right handed, he was goalie on the Plebe squad his Plebe year. As an attack man he saw quite a bit of action during his Yearling year, and with his experience he will be a first-rate varsity attack man during his second-class year. " CHIEF " EVANS came to the squad after one season of intramural lacrosse, and made good, developing into a fast, shifty attack man. His hard body checks and defensive ability caused him to be shifted to the defense late in the season, and in his new role he was equally effective. BILL EKMAN ' S aggressiveness, coupled with his weight and blocking ability, make him a strong man on the close defense, and stands a good chance to fill one of the vacancies caused by graduation • • • s season, ly.Jeny of veterans. BEN STERNBERG is a steady, reliable man who always pulls through. His agility and quick thinking make him an outstanding player, and with two more years of competition he should make the going tough for Army ' s opponents before he graduates. The prospects for the spring of 1937 indicate that prosperity is just around the corner of the calendar for Army as far as lacrosse is concerned. Five men — Nazzaro, True, Goldtrap, Phelan, and Fickes — are lost through graduation; but with a well-balanced nucleus of regulars back, a host of reserves coming up, and Ballard, Spragins, Haisington, Kellar, and Bradley avail- able as replacements from this year ' s plebe outfit. Army bids fair to erase this year ' s one defeat, and turn in a 100% record — taking Navy, naturally, enroute. Tommy Truxton, Jim Scott, southpaw Johnny Johnson, and Jim Posey in them- selves are a quartet to send any lacrosse coach ' s hopes stratosphere-ward; and Bollard, from the plebes, should develop into championship material. The biggest problem for the coming season will be goalies, since all our netmen were lost via the sheepskin route. Connor, C. P., a yearling, will probably be shifted from attack to fill the position. Max Tincher will probably be transferred from midfield to close defense; and Monk Meyer will demonstrate his athletic versatil- ity by turning out for his first taste of legalized mayhem. A stiff schedule has been arranged, including games with St. Johns, Johns Hopkins, a stellar Princeton outfit, a double header with Penn State and Crescent A. C, and the Middies. Phelan, first string defense man of last year, will be playing with the Crescent Athletic Club. Coach Touchstone is an outstanding example of Army ' s uniformly excellent sports mentors. He is a master of the game, with many seasons " experience, and is the president of the Eastern Coaches Association. And, in conclusion, we give you " Nelly " Nelson, a man who deserves the ut- most credit and sincere appreciation of the Corps. On his way to become one of the best lacrosse players ever to come to the Academy, he was barred from further competition by an injury yearling year. Since then he has devoted him- self indefatigably to coaching the squad, and has played no small part in developing teams of stellar caliber. Sterling Posey Gildart 341 BASEBALL a RESSE(.;iELi MdTidger Xj x SEASON SUMMARY W Colgate 3 Wk 7 Lehigh 4 % 0M 8 Amherst 4 A 10 Swarthmore 13 7 Middlebury 8 4 Duke 16 R -) Syracuse 5 6 N.Y. U. 11 M U Fordham 27 13 Wesleyan 3 5 University of Maryland IQ Y 12 Bucknell 7 10 Navy 11 2 New York Yankees 6 McCORMICK Coach 344 d Hines, J. B. R., Craig, J. T., Unger, Leist. Holcomb, Durbin Smith, S. D., Priestly, Lipscomb, Griffin, R. W., Holdiman, Stromberg, Stokes, Singletary, Ressegieu Mr. McCormick, Smith, M. F., Stegmaier, Rutherford, Lahti, Grohs, Weinnig, Davis, W. A., Capt. Roper BASEBALL • • • C PRING 1936 — Early in March, Coach Moose McCormick signalled the end of the " gloom period " by issuing his first call for candidates, and began welding together his 12th Army baseball team. In spite of a plenitude of excellent material, however, tough breaks and injuries combined to make the season far from a successful one. Most of the trouble seemed to be with the pitching staff. With Orville Stokes, mainstay and veteran of two Navy games, in the hospital with an infected leg until late in May, Moose had a difficult job finding dependable twirlers, and records show that only one game was completed with the starting pitcher in the box throughout. After a few weeks ' pre-season work in the riding hall the team began to shape up. The exhibition games with the New York Giants and Yankees were both rained off, but early in April, on a damp chilly day, the season opened against a strong Colgate aggregation. The up-staters opened the scoring in the 4th on a triple and a slow roller, and tallied twice more in the eighth for the only scores of the game. Army threatened in the second, and again in the 6th, but Wright, Colgate ' s tall left-hander, kept the hits well scattered, and the game ended 3-0, Colgate. Weinnig, Durhin, and Lahti, all newcomers to the line-up, performed well at 1st, 2nd, and left field, respectively. Priestly pitched the entire game. This was an inauspicious start, but the team rallied under the consistent hitting of Weinnig to beat Lehigh, 7-4. The visitors tied the score in the 4th on a triple, but Army regained the lead in the next frame, and held them scoreless the rest of the way. The next week our squad traveled to Amherst and continued its winning streak with an 8-4 victory. The Lord Jeffs opened up with four hits in the 4th, tallying twice, but Army scored in each succeeding period to outdistance them. Those who made the trip will never forget that long home run of Woody Stromberg ' s in the 6th with the bases loaded. Weinnig was again high man, with three hits. Healy relieved Priestly in the 5th. Swarthmore came here for the next one, and defeated us in a long and rather loosely-played game, 13-10, winning only by a last inning rally of six runs. All three of our pitchers were hit hard. Army ' s difficulty continued the following week when the Middlebury nine took a hard-fought game by one run. The Vennonters scored four times in the 5th, but Army tied the count in the eighth on two singles, a sacrifice, and two bases on bails. Middlebury forged ahead in their 345 half of the ninth with one run. Army again threatened in their half, but Kirk, of Middlebury, took a scorching liner from Stromberg with one hand to kill the rally. Hines and Priestly divided the mound work. Then Duke sent a nine to the diamond to continue the Southerner ' s winning streak by a 16-4 one- sided battle. Syracuse edged us out the following week, 5-2. This was Leist ' s first appearance on the mound, and " Moose " also found a new pitcher in Andy Lipscomb in this game, the yearling holding the opposition to only two safeties in six innings. New York University displayed her usual strength the following week to win 1 1-6, in a game which was called in the 8th because of darkness. Army appeared to have the game won when she rapped in six runs in the first inning; but N. Y. U. duplicated the process in the 2nd, and added one each in the 3rd, 5th, and 7th to win. The Fordham Rams bombarded the losing but game Cadets to win 27-11, scoring 11 times in the 7th, and knocking four of our pitchers off the mound. Grohs was high scorer for Army, getting three out of five. Stokes entered the mound against Wesleyan, and with the help of " Inch " Williams ' heavy hitting was able to gain an easy 13-3 victory. Willy turned in a triple, a double, and a single, driving in five runs and scoring three himself. Army split the next two games, giving one to Maryland, and taking a 12-7 win over Bucknell. In the former, the Old Liners had a free-for-all batting spree, getting 19 hits in all, against Hines, Priestly, and Lipscomb. Keller, Maryland center fielder, turned in a home run, a double, two singles, and walk, in six times up. The Bucknell game was also a heavy-hitting contest, with Army doing the most damage. Lipscomb went the entire route. A trip to Navy for the final game certainly proved that Lady Luck was not with the West Pointers for the ' 36 season. It was a high-scoring but tense battle, the lead changing several times during the game. Orville Stokes was not up to his usual dependable standard, and, in spite of the fact that the Cadets were hitting exceptionally hard that day, the Middies broke a 10 to 10 tie in the ninth to score a victory. The final total was four won and ten lost. The team ' s batting average was high throughout the season, but too often hits were lacking at the crucial time, and the fielding was decidedly erratic from start to finish. The outlook for the coming season is more encouraging; we lose only three regulars, Stokes, Williams, dunng WDuilll fe j| and Grohs; a number of yearlings in addition to this year ' s regulars have improved with a season ' s experience; and several good prospects are coming up from the Plebe team, among them Bull Davis, whose consistent twirling promises to overcome the handicap we have faced in recent years from lack of an adequate pitching staff. Weinnig, present first baseman, will probably be switched to center field to make room for Big Jack Dobson whose enormous reach and remarkable speed make him a natural on the initial sack. The burly back-stop, BOB GRIFFIN, lived up to all expectations from the preceding season. He handled the home-plate station with the ease and dependabiHty of any big-leaguer, and many a player was caught short as he crossed home plate. Bob has a hard, accurate peg to all the bases. Extreme determination to do a good job won him the admiration of his fellow teammates who rightfully elected him Captain of the 1937 team. Army ' s southpaw, RANDY MINES, is one of the hardest working pitchers on the staff. He has had extreme difficulty in gaining control of his deliveries, but with a cool and clever head. Randy developed considerable power and accuracy during the past season. Last year ' s captain, BILL GROHS, again deprived AL RUTHERFORD of a regular berth on the starting lineup. But Al did display fine baseball when he had an opportunity to cover that all-important territory between second and third. His versatility permitted him to shift to second base during mid-season. Al is fast on his feet and has a bullet throw with unerring accuracy. That little man from " F " Company, STEGMAIER, wouldn ' t say quit. One of the steadiest players Army has ever seen, " Stegy " rightfully won the third bag during mid- season. His pickups were works of art, and his throw to first always got his man. Stegmaier will be a valuable player for the coming season. Unger Holdiman Griffin ' s splendid catching kept that hard-working back- stop, UNGER, from getting a break. But he set about to do the unrewarded job of improving and developing Moose ' s pitching staff. Unger ' s untiring efforts were displayed on the pitching mound many times, and he cer- tainly deserves a chance to do some real catching this coming year. Spring football did not keep WOODY STROMBERG away from the diamond this spring. He has a keen eye for a well-pitched ball, sending many of them past the center fielder. He covered right field capably and dependably, pulling down more than his share of high ones. Woody was the spark plug of the team — win or lose, his determination and wit kept the morale of the squad up to par. He is a real sportsman as well as a fast and heady baseball player. That tall lanky pitcher, HOLDIMAN, effectively aided the starting pitchers when they ran into difficulty. He was always anxious to take over the mound even with the odds against him. A better scrapper than " Swede " never played for Army. The accurate and buUet-like throws of ED LAHTI from left field kept many opposing players from reaching home. He always won the applause of the fan with his splendid batting and clever fielding. Cheerful and uncomplaining, Ed always took the situation at hand and did his level best to make the most of it. Another Yearling to claim a berth on the first squad was DURBIN. With always a good word for his fellow team-mates, he too helped to keep the morale of the whole squad at a high peak. He has an eagle eye for a hard-hit ball, and with the past years ' experience should be a key man in the ' 37 infield. The shifty quarterback on the football team, " WILLY " KASPER, brought his clever gridiron tactics to the ball diamond — a shift, a spin, a dash, and there was " Willy " under any fly in his territory. In ad- dition, he was awarded the Runmakers Cup, presented each year to the player responsible for the most runs. An asset to any man ' s baseball team, he should aid Army in playing a lot of good ball before he graduates. AL WEINNIG, the smallest, yet the fastest and wiriest player on the squad, was the key man in the infield. His fleet footwork gave him the berth at first base for the entire season. Wild throws never fazed 1 away Al m the least — coolly and unerringly he snagged them all. At bat, he was most dependable, his average for the season leading all others by a good margin. Another twirler, HEALY, gained considerable exper- ience throughout the season. He will develop into a first- string pitcher before he hangs up his glove. " ANDY " LIPSCOMB did not come into the lime- light until mid-season when Moose put him in as pitcher. " Andy, " with very little experience and in spite of the handicap of a sore arm, handled the ball with real power and control. He has a lightning-fast ball, and with a little more experience and a better change of pace, ought to be a threat for number-one pitcher on the team. An accident kept " SANDY " SAUNDERS from mak- ing a bid for a berth on the team. He is a steady and reliable ball player and should make a real showing in the infield next season. With this season Moose McCormick ended a twelve year tour as coach, during which he has turned out a number of top notch squads. He will be succeeded by Walter French, formerly of the Class of 1924. As a cadet " Wally " was one of the Academy ' s ace athletes, winning AU- American recognition m football as a fullback and playing outfield on the 1921 baseball team. In 1922 he quit West Point and after a short time in professional football signed with the Philadelphia Athletics. He soon developed into a deadly hitter and the fastest base-runner in the league — this in the era of such immortals as Ty Cobb and Tris Speak er. A master of the game and a dynamic and capable coach, he should do much to bolster the falling fortunes of Army ' s baseball teams. A l6-game schedule has been arranged for 1937, includ- ing the two exhibition games with the Giants and Yankees. These two contests, which were both rained out this year, are the two most popular dates on the schedule, regardless of their score, always drawing crowds of six or eight thou- sand. The Navy game will be played here May 29. Holconibi IkS " P 4. ■r «m ip FOY, J. F. Manager € 1936 SUMMARY A 100 Boston College 26 R 81! Syracuse 441 96! N. Y. U. 29 M 74 Penn State 52 Y 64! Navy 61 MR. NOVAK CmcIi 352 i - M M- «« Billingslea, Shuler. Lewis, W. H., Enksen, Reaves, K. L.. Preston, Wolf, Fellows, Macomber, Clark, A. P. Spilman, Davis, T. R., Shea, Hannum, Hipps, Meyer, C. R., Klocko, Beck, C. E., Barrv, G. A., Breitweiser Fov, Lt. Wood, Mr. Maloney, York, Willis, NefF, J. K., Haneke, Rutledge, Tillson, Segnst, Hall, L. A., Oberbeck, Kopcsak, Lt. Traub, Byars, Mr. Novak, Whipple, H. B. Sanborn, Wells, I. B., Patterson, J. B., Sundlof, Irvin, ]. J., Layne, C. L., Browning, P. Y., Hoyt, Miller, J. A., Pfeffer, McDowell Hubbard, R. " B.. McManus, H. F., Low, H. R., Brown, D. H., Jackson, C. L., Anderson, C. H., Siblev, Howell, Kellv, J. R. Clark, A. D. TRACK • • ' r HE 1936 track season was one of the most satisfactory the Army track team has ever experienced. The - - march of the track squad through the ranks of some of the best of intercollegiate track teams in the East was marked by victory, both unheralded and unexpected. With only mediocre material, as it seemed early in the season, the amazing development of the squad under Coach Novak ' s tutelage is plainly evidenced by the clean slate of unbroken victories. The graduation of the Class of 1935 left the squad sadly depleted in vital events, but the advent of valuable material in the yearling class helped in building up the team to previ- ous standards of excellence so that it was able to break numerous records during the season. To start the season, a picked squad of thirteen men jumped to Philadelphia for the Penn Relays, where they acquitted themselves admirably. Although no firsts were captured, the 440 relay team finished first in their heat and fourth in the finals, the half-mile relay team came in second in their heat, and the four-mile relay team ran a fast 18:20 to finish fifth. In the pole-vault Klocko soared 13 feet 3 inches to tie for second and establish a new Academy record, Jackson tying for third; while in the hop, skip, and jump, an entirely new event for the Army, Buckland took a fourth, along with a fifth in the javelin. For the opening dual meet, Boston College came here. Most notable in this 100-26 victory was the success of Army ' s captain, Clyde Layne, who not only tied a record of 9.7 of some five years standing in the 100, but set a new record of 21.3 to topple Heacock ' s former record in the 220. Army swept the 100, the pole-vault with Klocko and Jackson taking the honors, the javelin through Sanborn ' s and Shuler ' s efforts, the shot-put through Shuler and Ericksen, and the discus by Shuler again to completely dominate the meet. On May 9th came Syracuse with Eddie O ' Brien, one of America ' s greatest quarter-milers, backed by a well-rounded team. O ' Brien came striding in on the 440 in 48.0, closely pursued by a pair of fighting Cadets, Davis and Hoyt. Army then proceeded to make a clean sweep of the 100, two-mile, and shot-put. Memor- able was the fight between the Army vaulters, Jackson and Klocko, to outd o each other. Jackson bested Klocko ' s record by a vault of 13 feet 3§ inches, only to have it equaled by Klocko on a thrilling last trial. The violet of N. Y. U. came up the next week with a well-trained team, especially strong in field events, but were able to capture only the shot-put, and that by a few inches. In the sprints and distance runs they were 353 ■r • • • • Bj-ars no match for the fleet-footed Cadets, who allowed them only a few second and third places. Army bested them 96§ to 295. Penn State followed N. Y. U. to give us a closer struggle. But with stiffer compe- tition came an incentive for bettering more Academy records. Layne was again primed for them, and ran the fastest race of his career to shatter his own former mark, and win the 220 in the blistering time of 21.2. Sanborn, too, came into his own, breaking loose with the promise he had been showing to heave the javelin 204.6 feet, to shatter an Army record of five years standing. With overwhelming victories in the other events, particularly in the field events. Army amassed a score of 74 points to Penn State ' s 52. Then came the Navy — a thrilling meet to climax a brilliant season. Faced by a fine array of talent, including the Dalton brothers and the Navy captain and Olympic star, Joe Patterson, the invincible Army contingent added another star to the record, battling to a hair-raising 64| to 6I5 win. In this meet where every point might mean victory or defeat this Army team proved its ability to come through with its best when the going was toughest. The well-balanced, fighting Navy team pushed the Black, Gold, and Gray to its utmost, but again it came through with victory in its grasp. In one of Army ' s strongest events of the season, the pole-vault. Captain-elect KLOCKO was our number one man. Dividing his talents among high-jump, broad-jump, and pole-vault retarded Klocko ' s development in pre-season workouts, but at the Penn Relays he proved his capability by winning second with a 13 feet 3 inch vault — a new Academy record. In the Army-Syracuse meet, he fought Jackson a brilliant duel to still another record, ending in a tie at 13 feet 3| inches. Klocko ended the season by winning a brilliant first in the pole-vault against Navy ' s best. As next year ' s captain, Klocko, a true leader and the outstanding star of the team, should set the pace for the Army squad as a dependable competitor and a consistent point-gainer. There is more to a track meet than races; in the past few seasons Army has won man y of its meets on the field events; and an indispensable aid has been ERIKSEN, the Wisconsin man-mountain. Add timing, rhythm, and co-ordination to 210 pounds of muscle and brawn, and you get those few extra feet with the shot or discus which mean first place. A big hand for Erik for his capable and consistent work. A late fencing season prevented Bill LEWIS from reporting for track until the middle of April, barely two weeks before the first meet. This late start kept him from entering the Penn Relays, but the first dual meet found him in fine shape to win the mile against Boston; and for the rest of the season • •••••••••••-K Preston 354 I he was a potent factor in Army ' s victory march. A hard worker, Bill more than deserves his major " A " and a gold star. " Chuck " PFEFFER worked up from the " I " Company intramural cross country team to gain a permanent berth on the varsity track squad. His potentialities as a distance runner attracted the attention of the coach, and thus began the belated track career of one of Army ' s best runners. " Chuck ' s " natural ability plus tenacity of purpose and fortitude placed him among the leaders, and in 1936 he was on the four-mile relay team that went to the Penn Relays. Later in the season he turned his attention to the two- mile run and showed his wares by placing third in the Navy meet. Pfeffer demonstrates the best qualities of a distance runner as well as those of a good sportsman. Not content with stars and lots of gold braid, Art OBERBECK has proceeded to carve himself an athletic niche. A high hurdler, Obie combines grace, stamina, and determination to make himself one of Army ' s best timber-toppers. His wise-cracks may be feeble, but his running redeems him. One of our outstanding 100 and 220-dash men is REAVES, the " Blond Flash. " A slow starter but a strong man at the finish, Kelsey could always be counted on to win or place in one of his events in every meet of the season. Reaves can look back at an enviable record in track. The Navy has already tasted defeat at the hands of this lanky speedster and a repetition seems in store for them again this year. HUBBARD ' s record is silent evidence of his dependability. Rarely does a man exhibit such consistent top-notch form in the gruelling two-mile run. Last season he outclassed all competitors with his carefully gauged, canny running. In every race he displayed a remarkable reserve of power and endurance; many an opponent was left flat-footed by Hubbard ' s nicely timed final sprint — a sparkling finish which leaves the field trailing far behind. Against Navy, where every point might have meant the meet, he took an all important first to add to our victory and climax a successful season. We look to Bob Hubbard for many points this spring when he circles the track in his last season ' s competition in that long two-mile grind. PRESTON, not content with his success as a good end on the football team, dug in his spurs on the track. He started out Plebe year with a dogged determination to master the hurdles, and through hard work has improved steadily each season, so that now he is Army ' s most consistent point gainers. Ken SANBORN, Army ' s number one pike-tosser, after crowding the old Academy record all season, finally broke it in the Penn State meet with a heave of over 204 feet. Also a broad jumper. Ken is always a point-getter, and has fulfilled amply the promise he showed even as a Plebe. With one more season to compete before he graduates. • •••••••••••••• Eriksen • • • Sanborn will undoubtedly round out his career with many points to aid m the victory of the track team. Always a consistent performer and ever anxious to do his best, HOYT ' s graceful stride and driving sprint IS a thing of beauty to the spectator, and a godsend to a track coach. One of Army ' s quarter-milers who was not dazzled by Eddie O ' Brien, Charley ran the same fighting race as ever. A fighting Cadet, truly worthy to bear the Army colors. Distance men need lots of intestinal fortitude; McDOWELL has his share and more. His dogged stride never falters as he grinds out lap after lap, yet always he has enough left to fight it out in a final lap sprint. May there be more of such fighting Army runners with legs of iron. After two years in hiding, Al CLARK showed up one spring day to try tossing the javelm. After a few weeks — and a lot of hard work — he was consistently spotting them in the ISO ' s, and next spring he should garner his share of points for Usmay. Scotty HALL is another fighter — dogged, persistent; every spring day you can find him ironing out the wrinkles in his javelin form. With natural strength and cO ' Ordination, Scotty has developed his own skill — and has done a good job of it. " Da Monk " — one of the few jacks ' of-all- trades who are dependable as well as versatile; hurdler, high jumper, and vaulter, MEYER is as graceful on the track as he is elusive on the gridiron • ••••• •• • • Hoyt 356 w — a real asset to the team. There are few more earnest men on the squad than Scutter MILLER. As he races down the broad-jump run- way, you can fairly feel his determination. In whatever he does, Scutter fights to the limit; and it has made him one of the mainstays of the team. BYARS won his major " A " and gold star as a Yearling by a first in the Navy meet in his specialty, the high jump. This quiet Kentuckian is also a brilliant hurdler and one from whom we expect great things in the " highs " and " lows " this spring. Chuck JACKSON has solved the problem of winter training by bouncing around the gym as Army ' s best tumbler. And it gets results — proof: The Academy record of 13 feet 3| inches, and a string of first places. Chuck was a promising vaulter on the West Coast before he came here, and is now a consistent 13 footer. With two more years to go he should be tops in the East, and an able successor to Klocko. In spite of our losses by graduation, with these veterans back and with such prospects as Kobes, Jaycox, Eaton, Eraser, and Wilson, W. W., from the Plebes, the hopes of the track enthusiasts are high. Isbell, Kopcsak, and Blanchard look like able understudies of Shuler and Enksen. Among the runners, Browning, Pattison, and Gillivan are developing rapidly and help to make Army ' s future on the cinders look rosy. • ••••••• • • A. D. Clark Meyer Spilimu, 357 MINOR SPORTS M I N O R M E N M I N O R A M E N Hayes, Scott, Coleman, J. B., Murray, A., Walson, Jumper, Crandall White, Fite, Goodpaster, Teich, Ck)yne, Williams, R. M. Nill, 1. H., Lawson, Evans, A. L., Morrison, Beier, Strandberg, Trahan, Clark, R. J., Watt, Spragins, Capt. Khem Polk, Westover, Reaves, Lemmon (Captain), Forrest, Connelly, Browne, C. J. SWIMMING Army 34 Army 43 Army 33 SEASON SUMMARY Amherst 41 Army 31 Pittsburgh 32 Army 39 Brown 42 Army 51 Yale 44 Dartmouth 36 Colgate 24 362 » Yak % DirtuMitli 36 k " PROSPECTS for a record-breaking swimming squad were shattered by foundation, and the team was dogged by ill luck throughout the season. Yet despite these misfortunes, and a most inauspicious beginning, the season, due to the spirit the squad evinced in overcoming handicaps, was a successful one. In the first meet of the season, the team, decimated by an influenza epidemic, was defeated by an ex ' ceptionally strong team from Amherst by a score of 41-34. Army won only the diving, breast-stroke, and relay. A new pool record of 3:15.1 was set in the 300 yard medley relay. Against Pittsburgh the squad still lacked several men who were in the hospital, but was able to come out on top, winning 43-32. Then came the crushing blow of the season. Fite, next year ' s captain-elect, and always a sure point inner, was lost to the squad through academic; ifEculties. The next two meets Army dropped to ' the powerful Brown and Yale teams, by scores o; 42-33, and 44-31. Yale at the time had not been beaten in fourteen years, their win over us making their 158th consecutive victory. Westover and Lemmon won the 400 yard relay, while Crandall took the diving; but these with the 200 yard breast-stroke were our only firsts. Two new pool records were 363 Strandberg u fl set in this meet; Penn, of Yale, winning the 50 yard free style in 24 seconds, and Mittendorf taking the 150 yard back-stroke in 1:42.2. The meet with Dartmouth was exceptionally close and hard-fought, the pool record in the 300 yard medley relay being again shattered, as well as the one in the breast stroke. When it seemed almost mathematically impossible for Army to win, Connelly, in the 440, came from far behind to snatch a brilliant victory from the Dartmouth men who had been yards in front of him. This left the way open for the dependable relay team of Westover, Williams, Beier, and Lemmon to retrieve a victory from the jaws of defeat, winning 39-36. The final meet of the season took place in Colgate ' s home pool at Hamilton, N. Y., where Army was treated royally. The Army team, less handicapped by illness than at any tmie previously during the gj iseason, coasted easily to victory by a score of 51-24 In this meet the team of Strandberg, swimming back ' stroke, Clark, swimming breast-stroke, and Williams, swimming free style, set a new Academy record in the medley race. Lemmon, captain of the team; Westover; the divers; and the relay team were particularly outstanding, taking firsts throughout the season. It was a three- cornered fight for diving honors, with Reaves, the Connelly 364 El 1 i. steadiest, Crandall, very brilliant and graceful, and the powerful and capable Forrest taking turns repre- senting Army on the springboard. Strandberg, Fite, and Teich, members of last year ' s undefeated team, all turned in creditable performances. The development of several unheralded yearlings, among them Beier and Spragins, to take places left open by graduation, foundation, and illness, augurs well for a powerful team next year. Fite, Crandall, Forrest, Teich, Coyne, Williams, Spragins, and Beier will form a nucleus from this years " A " squad; and there are several good prospects coming up from the plebe team; among them O ' Neil, who shows promise of becoming an outstanding dash man, an event which is left vacant by graduation. To Joe Nill, the coach, the squad owes a debt of gratitude for his untiring efforts in building up the gi earn in the face of continual set-backs. Genial nergetic, and a thorough master of the sport, he i as warm a friend as he is a capable coach — our hats are otf to you, Joe. Spragins 365 Coleman, G. T-, Chambers, Kloushegian, Jordan, Guletsky. Muir, Davisson Spangler, Kelly, C. P., Hoska, Luper, Jenkins. Elkins. Taylor, L. N., Macomber Isbell, Negley, Bess, Lt. Watlmgton, Barksdale, Mr. Cavanaugh, Hull, Shanley, Coughlin Army 7 Army 4 Army 5 BOXING SEASON SUMMARY Catholic U. 1 Villanova 4 Bucknell U. 3 Army 5 Army % Army 1 The Citadel Western Md. Penn State Barksd, Captam Mr. Cavanaugh Couch 366 ' - ' ' ! ' " PHE statistics of the past season fail to give a true ■ • picture of the boxing team. The team began the year with a wealth of proved material, but suffered from injuries and academic deficiencies throughout the season. However, the final result: 4 victories, 1 draw, and 1 defeat, fails to reflect any discredit upon either the men or their coach. In fact, with the ex- ception of the lone defeat, the season was eminently successful. In addition to a satisfactory dual meet record, the team presented to the Corps, in the person of Clarence Bess, the first Eastern Intercollegiate champion since 1932, and the second in the history of the Academy. The season began most propitiously with the team swamping Catholic University 7-1- Only in this first encounter was the squad at its peak in man power; for the remainder of the season injuries and deficiencies took their toll. On the following Satur- day, against Villanova, it was considerably unbalanced, being weak in the middle weights; and the contest lended in a draw. In spite of handicaps, they wo: Ifrom Bucknell and Citadel on successive Saturday; by a score of 5-3 each, and from a strong Western Maryland outfit 72-2- The final fray found the team at Penn State, where it suffered its only defeat at the hands of its traditional rivals, by the score 7-1. Four of the outstanding men, Barksdale, Luper, Shanley, and Bess, entered the Intercollegiate tourney and placed third as a result of winning one crown by con- quest and one match by default. Every man proved capable throughout the season. Captain Barksdale gained an easy start by winning Bess 367 f Kelly his first bout by a forfeit. He took the next four engagements by as many knockouts and lost a close decision to his Penn State opponent. Barksdale de- servedly won a berth on the Intercollegiate team, but was prevented by a cut eye from participating. Captain-elect Bert Harrison continued his fine work of last year, winning three of his five bouts. In the course of the campaign he met one Intercollegiate champion, the A.A.U. champion of the New England states, the Southern conference champion, and the Virginia state champion. Probably the gamest per- formance of the season was turned in by Luke Hoska, who, although a 155-pounder, entered two contests in the 175-pound class and lost them by only a small margin. Shanley annexed five victories in a row, losing only one close decision, and was chosen to go to the IntercoUegiates. Luper again, as last year, showed great strength, and was again sent to the Inter- collegiates. Hull, a Yearling of great promise, gained an easy knockout in his first battle, but in his second A caught an unlucky left on the chin which, in conjunc- |tion with the blow he received against the floor as hi fell, put him out for the remainder of the season with ' a slight concussion. His loss considerably weakened the team, but Negley improved rapidly to fill the vacancy. Coughlin and Isbell ably upheld the two heavier weights, although both were handicapped by deficiency in academics. York, who won every one of his bouts last year, was prevented by a broken collarbone from participating this season. Bess, a Yearling, began his varsity career most auspiciously. Like most of the men on the team, he had had abso- 36S e ll I ■TO Coughlin lutely no boxing experience before coming here. Shifted from the 125-pound to the 115-pound class at the beginning of the season he lost his first bout, but thereafter won eight clean-cut victories. He is a rugged, aggressive fighter with a flashy, vicious left, and in spite of his size, haymakers which would stop a heavyweight seem to bounce off him like B.B. shot off a Mark VIII tank. Prospects for the coming season are decidedly rosy. Barksdale, this year ' s captain, and Hoska, are the only two men who will be lost by graduation; this year ' s plebe team promises to supply a wealth of excellent varsity material, having won both of their meets, with the Western Maryland and Bucknell freshman teams, 71. Symmes, fighting in the unlimited class, was particularly impressive, overshadowing all of his opponents, and winning all his fights by early knock- outs. McGinity and Cloke also won both of theirs by the same route. With Bess returning in the 125-pound class, Shanley in the 135, Hull and Negley g ;at 145, and Luper and Coughlin in the 175 and un-, ' imited brackets respectively, Army seems destined] or big things in the pugilistic line. Billy Cavanaugh, canny ring coach of many seasons ' experience, deserves a vote of confidence for his con- sistent success in producing above-average boxing teams year after year, out of comparatively green and inexperienced material. With a lifetime of com- petition and coaching to back him, he has a keen eye for prospective champions, and the knack of develop- ing run-of-the-miU material into clever and polished boxers. 3(0 Jenkin Army 15 Army 19 Army 20 Pfeffer, Hoopes, Boyle, W. J., Catfee Bnerley, Skinner, Jaycox, Frazier, Schmid, Nanney, Patterson Capt. Kehm, Davis, J. H., Gillivan. Lewis, W. H. (Caftam). Hannum, BiUups, Mr. Novak (Coach) CROSS COUNTRY SEASON SUMMARY N. Y. U. 40 Army 36 Syracuse 19 Columbia 36 Army 29 Alfred 26 Princeton 35 Mr. Novak Coach Lewis Captain 370 Bnerley Manager ' " PHE Army cross country team had a successful - season, despite the fact that its long string of successive victories was ended. Against contmucus top-notch competition, the men on the squad displayed excellent running form and brilliant team work, to again mark Army ' s cross country team as one of the outstanding eastern aggregations. Taking a practice meet with Manhattan in stride, the team appeared to be headed for its third un- defeated season. Disregarding the driving rain which came down during the entire race. Army ' s runners swept their next meet with N. Y. U., 15-40. A trip to New York for a triangular meet followed; there Army defeated Columbia, 19-36, and Princeton, 20-35. The following week, however, Syracuse defeated us 19-36; and in the final meet, Anny lost a heart-breaker to Alfred — probably the East ' s strong- est team — by the close score of 26-29. Captain Bill Lewis turned in consistently fine performances throughout the season, finishing first in j three meets, losing the fourth by a half second, and in- K his last nearly breaking the Academy record. Chucl Pfeffer tallied some close seconds, and was closel pushed by Hannum, second class. With Hannum, Tillson, Davis, Eraser, Nanny, Patterson, and Schmid for a nucleus, and with deLatour, Patten, Podutaly, Roberts, J. K., and Hudson coming up from the Plebe squad. Coach Novak should have no trouble in de- veloping another outstanding team next year. John Till.son was elected captain of the ' 37 harriers by a unanimous vote. 371 ' " - " • POIHT i Calvert, Ostberg, Seaver, Thomas, Wright, Dickson, Wray, Vail Lotz, Sherrard, Hickok, H. R., Travis, Whalen, Belardi, Frost, Anderson, Jackson Holt:, Damon, Hawes, Mr. Maloney, Ostrander, Lt. Steele, Hickok, M. J., Sears, Lilly GYM TEAM SEASON SUMMARY Army 46 Penn State 8 Army 32 Army 30 Temple University 24 Army 46 Army 45 Dartmouth 9 Army 24 Princeton 22 M. I. T. 8 Navy 30 Calvert Manager Mr. Maloney Coach i 4 372 ,k ■B. POINT MP ONLY ;i heart-breaking loss to Navy in the Inter- collegiate Championships marred a perfect season for the gymnastic squad of 1937. As a result, Army was forced to share the Eastern League team title with Temple, whom she had previously defeated. The team showed power from the start, defeating the Flushing and Newark " Y " squads in practise meets by one-sided scores. The scheduled season opened February 6th, against Penn State, Army annexing every first to win 46-8. The next meet was the highlight of the year. Army going to Philadelphia to meet Temple, one of the strongest teams in the United States, and our perennial rival. The two teams, almost perfectly matched, fought it out neck and neck all the way, the lead see-sawing back and forth, but with never more than two points difference, right up to the last event. In spite of the fact that Chet Philips, Temple ' s captain and member of last year ' s Olympic team, took three firsts. Army managed to collect the other three and enough seconds and Af hirds to score a 30-24 victory. i With the hard one out of the way. Army ' s torso-| wisters went on to take Dartmouth the following! week; again taking all first places. Princeton, with one of the strongest outfits they have developed in years, came here Feb. 27th. With Jacobs, ace high- bar and parallel-bar man, Gucker, Intercollegiate rope- climb and side-horse champion, Houston, A. A. U. rope title holder, and Ferenbach on the rings, their ine-up was formidable, but Army took them in stride, 32-22. The dual meet season ended with M.I.T. by the top-heavy score of 46-8, in spite of the fact J.ick-son 373 that Sears, Hickok, and Ostrander were not entered. Followed a two weeks " lay-off, and hopes of a victory over Navy and an undefeated season began to take shape. At the Intercollegiates and Navy meet, however, held simultaneously at Hanover, a late season slump blocked the path to Army triumph. Whether from over-pressure, the long trip by bus, or simply a bad case of nerves, the whole team went badly to pieces, and lost both the Navy meet and their chances for individual titles. After losing the horizontal bar and side-horse, the Middies tied and then, point by point, edged ahead of the Cadets, finally winning, 30-24. Since Navy had lost and tied in earlier meets. Army and Temple were left in a tie, each having suffered one loss. In the individual championships, three men who had starred throughout the season won medals. Bob Sears took two with a second on the horizontal bar and a fourth on the parallel bars. Captain Don j Ostrander broke badly to take a third on the rings - and Monte Hickok through a mistake in scoring, wa; awarded third instead of first on the side-horse Monte, however, will be awarded the Major " A " as IS usual for men winning Intercollegiate titles. With graduation the team loses Hickok, Ostrander, and Travis, three extremely valuable men. Monte Hickok, the man with the broad shoulders and huge appetite, far outclassed all competition on the side- horse, both in difficulty and form. Don Ostrander worked smoothly and consistently all year to annex a first on the rings in every meet except Navy. Bill yi4 I I I I Whalen Travis, one of the most consistent performers on the squad, has been dogged by hard luck throughout his gym work at the Point, being out most of the time because of studies or injuries. These three first classmen were ably backed by a capable and well-balanced group of under classmen. Hulse, captain-elect, was close behind Hickok in the scoring all year, and threatens to become an even better horseman than his brother in the class of ' 36. Rosy- cheeked Bob Sears, the yearling phenomenon, turned in some spectacular performances this season to domi- nate the competition on the high-bar and parallel-bars, as well as gathering several places in the rope climb. Chuck Jackson, with no experience prior to his plebe year, has developed until he is one of the best tumblers in the East, with an excellent chance for the individual championship next year. The presence of these men, plus Hawes and Lilly on the parallel bars, Damon and Ostberg on the rings, Whalen on the side-horse, and Anderson and Sherrard on the rope promises success for the coming season, since it is supplemented by th |expectation of excellent material from the undefeatei plebe team. Sears, averaging about ten points per meet, was by far the high point man of the season, he and Jackson receiving the Pierce-Currier-Foster Memorial awards for the two highest scorers. Considerable credit for the showing of the team in this past season must go to Lieut. Steele, Officer-in-Charge, and Coach Tom Maloney. Their patient work and careful instruction enabled the squad to face a difficult season admirably, and gives promise of a similar success next year. 375 Lilly ' Kolda, Rogers, Farrell, Harvey, White, Adams, Pickard, Kelly, H. K., Neff, Twyman, Kelly, J. P. Duncan, J. W., Rhine, Lough, Lahti, Capt. Kammerer, Mr. Marchand, Drum, Barnard, Lehr, Campbell Whittemore (Manager), Major, Odom, Truxton, Davis, R. C, Mascot, Stegmaier, Traeger, Broadhurst, Gray, M. R., McHaney SOCCER SEASON SUMMARY Army 1 Army 2 Army 4 Army 4 Lafayette 1 Western Maryland Johns Hopkins 1 M. I. T. 1 II Stegmaier Cd itditi Mr. Marchand Coach 376 m :ins 1 r. 1 ' ' " ITH a nucleus of seven letter men, this year ' s ' Soccer team continued its already impressive record of the past two years — only two defeats out of 18 starts — and hammered its way to an undefeated season, nailing up the finest record in soccer history at West Point. Captained by Stegmaier and ignited by the spark- plugs. Lough, Odom, Major, and Truxton, the team functioned like a perfect machine in the kick-and-run style soccer taught by Coach Marchand. The speed, stamina, and power of the forward line, backed by a capable second line and an impregnable defense established this year ' s outfit as one of the best in the Eastern Intercollegiate League. Miraculous saves by opposing goalies stopped 110 of Army ' s 130 at- tempts at a goal, but super-defense by fullbacks Lahti and Broadhurst, as well as Gray and Traeger, allowed the opponents only 44 tries. Goalie Drum stopped all but five. Colgate was Army ' s first and most difficult victim. After constant charging and clever pass-work, the bi] team forced a ball into the goal. It was the only scorej ' of the game. Army 1, Colgate 0. After Colgab came Bucknell. By now well in their stride, the team took them easily. Army 3, Bucknell 0. The next opponent was Brown, this year ' s league champions. A strong wind enabled them to keep the ball in Army territory throughout the first period; and the fact that they were unable to break a tie with such a power- ful aggregation is no discredit to our team. Army 1, Brown 1. Clicking again. Army met Lehigh the next week and eased the hurt of the last game. Lough ' s M. R. Gray 377 f goal during the first minute of play gave us a lead which was never threatened. Army 4, Lehigh 1. The following week we carried the attack against Lafayette all the way, but the stellar work of the leopard goalie held us at bay, and the result was another hard-fought tie. Army 1, Lafayette 1. Two ties were too many; Army tightened down and played superb ball for the rest of the season, turning back Western Maryland 2-0 and Johns Hopkins 4 1; and sallying forth to Boston to climax a fine season by conquering M. L T. 4-1. Ten A Squad men graduate this year, leaving Coach Marchand with the difficult task of constructing a new team around five regular varsity men. Thus, any predictions for next year ' s season would be rather premature. The halfback line of Truxton, Davis, and Stegmaier played exceptionally fast and clever ball in every game of the season. All three copped regular berths on the team as yearlings, and have handled them bril- Iiantly ever since. On the defense, Broadhurst, Gray, j [and Traeger, all of whom are also lost by graduation, game after game broke up the opponents ' attack and prevented tries at our goal; and " Trapper " Drum ' s ' record of saves in the net speaks for itself. Al Rutherford, who was handicapped last year by in- luries, came in for his share of the scoring this year; and Campbell and Duncan turned in some capable work in a number of games. All in all, these ten regulars turned in a performance of which the class of " 37 can be rightfully proud, and the vacancies left by their loss will be extremely hard to fill. However, there is a host of good material on this year ' s Plebe 37S If ,E:sttpoi , Traeger I Odom squad, and many likely prospects on the B Squad, and with Lough, Lahti, and Odom supplemented by Pickard, Lehr, and Kelly, the outlook should not be too dark. Fred Lough was awarded next year ' s captaincy. He has been a fixture on the varsity line-up for two years; and this year was featured in every game, turning in some sparkling play and timely scoring. In the game with Brown his was the only point; in the Lehigh game he tallied two of the four scores; another against Western Maryland, and two against M.LT. In all, he accounted for nearly half of all of Army ' s points. Soccer is a game which is all too little appreciated and supported at the Academy, mainly because it has the misfortune to share the same season with football. It is a fast game, and a hard one, and fully as gripping from the spectators ' point of view as any major sport. Although it takes hours of practise on footwork, blocking, and ball-handling, and requires all the speed and stamina of football or basketball, with the ad ' j ditional difEculty of not allowing any use of the»5 ' hands, it is a game in which any man has an oppor Itunity of making the squad, regardless of previous! experience, and deserves a larger measure of interest and backing. In coach Ray Marchand we are fortunate in having one of the foremost coaches in the East; past year.-; ' sterling records are testimony of his capability. A model of tact, sportsmanship, and psychology, he has a thorough knowledge of the game and the ability to pass it on to his squad. He is a big factor in Army ' s suc- cess on the soccer field — as well as on the hockey rink. Major 379 Stann (Muiiiiger), Murray, Sell.irs, R.ine, Norris, Kiclicr. Mcjrns, Young, Davidson Kinnard, Manzo, Jacoby. Browne, Horngan, Thackeray, Taber, Chavasse Izenour, Brummel, Oberbeck, Lt. Sands, Mr. Dimond, Lewis, W. H. {Captain), Lauman, Corbett FENCING SQUAD SCHEDULE 1937 Army 18 St. John ' s University 9 Army 13 Yale 14 ATiiy 15 Saltus Fencing Club 12 Army 14 City College N. Y. 13 Army 13 Columbia University 14 Army 12j Fencers Club of N. Y. 14 Army 12 New York University 15 I I Stann Manager K ' .r. DimonJ Coach 3S0 fee. ' .y. 13 " LJAVING lost the entire dueling sword team and - ' - - ' - several other letter men through graduation last year, the fencing team this year faced the hardest schedule in its history with prospects none too bright. The first two matches, with St. John ' s and the Saltus Fencing Club, were won with little difficulty. Colum- bia and Yale — the latter one of the strongest teams in intercollegiate competition — both won by scores of 14-13, and N. Y. U. 15-12; but the team came back to win from the City College fencers in the last of the intercollegiate matches. A new event was inaugurated this year in the Pentagonal meet held at New Haven. Army, Navy, Princeton, Harvard, and Yale met in the first of these meets which are to be held annually. Here the saber team, defeated only once during the season, tied with Yale for the Pentagonal saber trophy. At the intercollegiates several individuals gave excellent performances. Thackeray, next year ' s cap- j tain, placed second in the Class " A " saber bouts;; and Taber won the Class " B " saber championship.| Lauman won the Class " C " epee title, while Oberbeckl and Izenour stood close to the top in the foils events. The prospects for next year seem unusually good, with Izenour, Kietfer, Kinnard, and Browne returning in foil; Corhett, Chavasse, Manzo, and Sellars in duelling sword; and Thackeray, Taber, and McCon- nell in sabre. Stock, Krisberg, and Greene, of the plebes, the first two of whom reached the finals in the Clements Medal Competition this year, should also show up well in intercollegiate competition. 3Sl Dannemiller, Boye, Col. Thompson, Wallach, Capt. Reardon, Richardson, McElroy, Harrington Wilson, H. B., Brett, Van Volkenburgh, Wilson, A. H., West, Hines, C. B., Milton, Hyzer POLO 4 I Gipt. RearJo Coach Captain Hy:er Manager 382 Vi I J. Van Volkenburgh THE 1936 outdoor polo season opened with Captain Howell Estes, Cecil Combs, Harry Wilson, and Bruce Palmer riding for Army. In the first game Army won easily from Princeton, 10-2. Princeton ' s goals were tallied on a long shot from center and a wide diagonal drive by Dominick. The next week we met Yale, winning 11-6. Army unleashed a burst of speed in the first chukker, scoring SIX times — four of them by Estes, and the other two by Combs. Thereafter, however, the Eli ' s play im- proved, and they fought us on even terms to the end. The Harvard game, on May I6th, was one of the hardest, most exciting games ever played on Howze Field. Army was out in front with a three-goal rally in the opening period, but Harvard tied the score at four-all at the half, and were leading 8-7 at the be- ginning of the final chukker. In the last period, how- ever, we came from behind, to win 10-9. At the IntercoUegiates, held at Morris Memorial Field, Governors Island, on June 18th and 21st, we 5J on from Princeton, 8-7, in the first round; butjgjj? arvard evened their earlier defeat by winning thej nals, also 8-7. The game was featured by Wilson ' s usual all-round play and clever stick work at back, and Skiddy von Stades ' hard riding and accurate hitting for Harvard. Army drew even only once, in the third chukker. At the half the score stood 5-4, Harvard; and in spite of a thrilling rally in the last period, with two goals by Palmer, we were unable to pull ahead. The indoor polo team completed the season to win its 33rd consecutive victory, representi ng three 383 rtr McElroy Mines, C. B. I years of intercollegiate polo and two intercollegiate tournaments, but lost in the finals of the Inter- collegiate Tournament this year to Cornell. With Bob Van Volkenburgh and Brooks Wilson playing No. 1, Bill West at No. 2, and Captain Harry Wilson at back. Army was able to turn back the best teams in intercollegiate polo, as well as several strong New York league teams. The season opened against Squadron A on January 9th. Army made three goals in each of the first, third, and fourth periods, and two in the second, to win, 11-3. A peculiar incident in this game was the freak goal by Harry Wilson. A high shot hit a rafter, bounced back to the playing field, and through our own goal before Harry could block it. An over- whelming 23-8 win over Fort Hamilton followed, and another the following week, 8-2, over Fort Myer. The actual intercollegiate competition opened January 30th, against Yale, when Army rode down a fast and hard-fighting Eli trio to win 12-9. The Dominick brothers displayed some fast and well co-ordinatei polo, but could not match the sensational riding an Istick work of our brother act, the Wilsons. Agains ' Harvard we came back in the 4th chukker to win 12-6 after the count had been tied, 3-3, at half time. The following week we again downed Yale 10-9 after trailing 9-8 at the beginning of the last period. Van Volkenburgh led Army in the scoring. Army cele- brated Washington ' s birthday by registering her 30th victory, defeating P. M. C. 18-4, Billy West tallying 6 of them. Princeton the following week got off to a 3-1 lead in the 1st period, and held Army scoreless 3S4 in the second chukker, but Wilson and West tied it in the third, and unleashed a hard riding attack in the last session to win 13-9. Going into the Intercollegiate finals as defending champions, and with a team equally as good as last year ' s, Army was favored to recapture the Townsend Cup. Princeton went down under an avalanche of goals in the semi-finals, but Cornell came through in the finals to win and take away the cup Army has held for the last two years. Harry Wilson was the driving force behind Army ' s string of victories, his long back shots saved goals frequently, and his powerful drives placed the ball in enemy territory and scoring position. Bob Van Volkenburgh displayed a smashing type of play at No. 1, tying up the opposing back, and either scoring himself or making it possible for Army to score. Riding at No. 2 and supplying the added punch neces- sary to a good polo team. Bill West, from last year ' s plebe squad, rounded out the trio. Much credit for the success of the team goes .oy - ol. J. W. Thompson, officer in charge, and to CaptainJ JW. J. Reardon, coach, who worked patiently and: continuously to develop a winning trio, and one of the best strings of horses in intercollegiate polo. ir Z9,5 Smith, E. P., Barnard, Herboth, McCaffrey, Curtin, R. D. Donohew, J. N., Nolan. D. A., Wernberg, Blanchard, Hartlme. Sussmann, Edwards, J. C, Lt. Carter, Mr. Marchand Register, Hines, J. B. R., Connor. J. P., Tincher iCaf tam). Drum, Barko HOCKEY Army 4 Army 1 Army 3 Army 1 Army 5 SEASON SUMMARY Massachusetts State 1 Army 1 2 Army 3 2 Army 3 2 Army 5 New Hampshire Union College Colgate Hamilton Army 1 Williams Boston University Middlebury M.I.T. R.M.C. Mr. Marchand Coach Tincher Cafitam Donohew Manager 3S6 li juvraty ) vn (1 I ARMY ' S Hockey team this year came through with - ■ five games won and five lost despite the early season loss of Grant, outstanding regular, and the fact that we had the toughest schedule ever tackled by an Army hockey team. Led by Captain Tmcher, the squad started the season with a bang, easily winning the first game against Massachusetts State, 4-1. The next week, however, they were forced to the defensive, and in spite of some brilliant play, lost to New Hampshire, 1-2. Army gained an early lead, but in the third period Merrill, of New Hampshire, tied the score, and with four minutes to go, after two beautiful saves by Barko, the winning count was tallied. The next one, with Union, was hard and fast, but Army gained another lead in the first period and held it throughout, Army 3, Union 2. Colgate scored a 2-1 win in a game which was no indication of the relative strengths of the two teams, but the following week Hamilton trailed for three periods, and a 5-1 victory was halked up. The Williams game was probably the [best of the year. Both teams played hard, aggressive ockey throughout, but Williams finally won out 3-1 in a hectic over-time period. The following Wednes- day we outclassed Middlebury College, 3-0, Hin es, Tincher, and Drum scoring. M. I. T. was unfortu- nate in meeting the team when they were pointing for R. M. C, and we emerged on the long end of a 5-2 score. The next Thursday night the team left for Canada, arriving at the Royal Military College Friday noon, where they stayed in barracks with the gentleman cadets. The game was played at Queen ' s Rciiistcr 387 warn ipH Rink, Kingston. After opening with " God Save the King " and the " Star-Spangled Banner, " the teams skated onto the ice, and the I6th annual classic was on. Army carried the game throughout the iirst period, Tincher taking the puck in his own defensive zone, streaking along the right boards, and eluding both the wings and the defense to score unassisted from close in. Near the end of the period R. M. C. scored on a long shot from the center of the ice. In the second period Army seemed to have lost the dash and power it showed at the start, and Whitaker of R. M. C. brought the count to 2-1. In the closing period, in spite of a renewed offensive, they tallied two more to win 4-1. Like every other Army- R. M. C. game it was hard ' fought, breath-taking, but clean hockey. In sixteen years of competition, not one penalty has been called on either team — a record of sportsmanship to be proud of. Max Tincher, with his speed and clever stick handling was outstanding in the Army attack in every j game; and Dick Curtin and Mac McCaffrey, his wings, were with him all the way. Trapper Drum,| who with Max was selected by Ray Marchand fo an all-time Army team, is fast, shifty, and hard- hitting, and caused our opponents no end of anxiety. Randy Hines, Poopy Connor, and Charlie Register made up a fast, well-balanced line, with three years ' experience. Bill Blanchard, Hank Hartline, and B Sussman held down the defense with excellent check- ing and heady play. Probably the most brilliant and at the same time the most consistent work was turned in by Jimmy 3S8 Barko, impregnable goalie of three years ' heavy-duty experience. The team loses, besides " Cap " Tincher, Barko, and Drum, the entire line of Register, Mines, and Connor. For next year. Captain-elect Blanchard, whose hard body-checks are a source of trouble to all our opponents, will have the regulars Sussman and Hartline on the defense, and Grant, McCaffrey, Curtin, and Nolan on the offense. In the M. I. T. game. Coach Marchand uncovered a find in the person of Jack Donohew, star-studded manager of the team. In the last period, with the score 5-2 in our favor. Jack went in to save the game for Army, and turned out two minutes and ten seconds of scintillating play. He had some trouble with his checking, and was usually at the opposite end of the rink from the puck; but in the last ten seconds took a pass from Tincher, and handled it beautifully until the side wall got in his way. At one point he got the stick between his legs, but recovered instantly and A prevented all tries at our goal by placing himself; horizontally in front of the net. The crowd appreci ted the Missourian ' s gallant efforts, and stopped rolling in the aisles long enough to give him a tremen- dous ovation as he left the ice. In Coach Ray Marchand Army is fortunate in having a man who possesses a wealth of hockey ex- perience, both as a competitor and as a coach. Debo- nair, likable, and uniformly good-natured, he never criticizes or raises his voice; and is in every sense an ideal sportsman, mentor, and gentleman; idolized by his teams and respected by the entire Corps. 7, -Ts Garland (Manager), Barksdale, Lindquist, Jakle, Hallock, Capt. Gard {Officer in Charj Chambers (Coach), Chenoweth, Tyler, Waters, Rhine, Bell TENNIS 1036 SUMMARY Army 7 Army 8 Army 4 Army 8 Army Lehigh Rutgers Amherst Swarthmore North CaroHna Army 3 Army 6 Army 5 Army 5 Army 4 Dartmouth Haverford Williams N. Y. U. Cornell Russell, E. A. Manager ' 3 7 Chenoweth Captain " 37 390 Mr. Chambers Coach Pi Russell. G. C. ARMY opened its 1936 tennis season with a 7-2 win over Lehigh. Then, on the only trip of the year, the team followed up with an 8-1 win over Rutgers. Next Amherst, with last year ' s team intact, asserted their old jinx against us, and won out in a close match. Jakle and Rhine were forced to forfeit their doubles match in order to make C. Q. The next week the team turned out some good tennis to beat Swarthmore, 8-1. North Carolina was simply too good for us, and gave us a 9-0 drubbing. Following that, a decidedly off-form Army team lost to Dart- mouth, 3-6. We beat Haverford easily, and nosed out Williams 5-4. Our next meet resulted in a 5-4 victory over N. Y. U. — a very welcome win, since they had defeated us the year before. Finally came the Cornell meet, which we lost, four matches to five. The lineup for the season was Tyler, Waters, Bell, Chenoweth, Rhine, and Jakle, playing in that order. Tylor-Waters, Chenoweth-Bell, and Jakle-Rhine formed the doubles combinations. BILL CHENOWETH, captain-elect, is a hard itting southpaw whose deceptive shots invariabl ikeep his opponents guessing. He well deserves thi honor of the 1937 captaincy. GIB BELL plays a con- sistent, all-round game, and can be depended upon to help roll up a victory. RHINE, whose game is featured by exceptional net play, should go far in his next two years. LINDQUIST and HALLOCK are another pair of players who will well bear watching. 391 Rliync Davis, W. E., Johnson, L. E., McCoach, Mr. Canausa, Steele, W. S., Lynch, J. H., Cliabot Michelet, Duncan, J. W., Brimmer, Tolson GOLF 1936 SUMMARY Army 5 Army 4h Army 5h Fordham Swarthmore Amherst 3§ Army 4§ Army U Army 5 3 Delaware 3 Haverford h Colgate 6 Mr. Canausa Ccach Davis, W. E. Captain Duncan, J. W. Manager 392 IkUxiii ] sate 6 , M TN SPITE of a siege of cold prc ' season weather, the - - golf squad of 1936 proved itself one of the finest that Coach Canausa had ever handled, its record being marred only by the last match with Colgate, which was played in cold weather. At the beginning of the season the squad was lacking experienced materi but several new players were soon crowding old man par consistently. In the match with Fordham, McCOACH, captain and veteran of the squad, came close to setting a new record for the Storm King course; and DAVIS, captain-elect, displayed nice golf throughout the season. DUNCAN, a member of last season ' s squad, was seen in action at every match, together with CHABOT, whose long drives were the Waterloo of his opponents. The new members on the team. Lynch and Johnson, gathered their share of points, and developed rapidly as the season went on. With the larger classes coming in, Army is beginning to obtain its share of golfers, and more interest is being shown in the game. The next jseason promises to be one of the best. We lose onl ne man, McCoach, from the present squad, an Davis, his successor in the captaincy, can be counted on consistently for first point and " best ball. " A good crop of yearlings are coming up, and with a number of plebes showing strong indications of being competitors for berths, the competition for positions on the team should be keen. Coach Canausa ' s only trouble should be in selecting the best from a wealth of material. A stiff schedule, ending with a trip to Haverford College, has been arranged. Tolson 393 NAVY GAMES e .V , - ' iTf r ' y T » t t t i f ff Vt iH%%..V. S v -v- When Old Rivals Meet J [ovemher 27th ' lrt " i % f%f t fj«t.ij f» ' " PHERE are many genuine ties between the Army and the - Navy, but none so binding as that which springs from the annual football clash. It is peculiar that the bond of friend ' ship between the two service schools is an outgrowth of a rivalry unequaled in its intensity and inherent fierceness. Cadet and Midshipman, blocked in the stands in splotches of glowering gray and determined blue, fight across the field with the same fundamental feeling that sweeps through the players themselves. Defeat weighs heavily on the losing side — victory pays sweet dividends to the winning rabble. But the heated passions that flare so brilliantly on the field and in the stands during the game are in reality welding forces bring- ing to a greater common appreciation the matchless friendships that survive the athletic struggle. The Army-Navy games function as a safety valve for the good-natured animosities accumulated at yearly intervals along the Severn and beside the Hudson. All the pent-up feelings, buoyant hopes, and radiant anticipations that are part and parcel of every athletic rivalry find their welcome outlet at the annual service struggle. Without that outlet the common ties springing from that rivalry would lose their dominant vitality through lack of expression. In the continuance of the Army-Navy game lies the stimulant for the close-knit friendships that are traditional among the armed forces of all countries. The captain on the bridge and the commander in the field draw from each successive service clash a keener significance of their duties which though seemingly unconnected are in truth and in emergency decidedly coordinated. • •■ -• • • ••• NAVY 7 ARMY Ingram BEFORE a mammoth crowd of more than 102,000 people, packed into Philadelphia ' s Municipal Stadium, Navy won the 37th Army-Navy football game by a 7 to score. The teams battled evenly, with thrills galore for both sides, but with no scores until, six minutes before the final whistle, Navy launched a 73 yard drive that resulted in a score and a victory. However, that Navy team had to fight furiously all afternoon to hold the Cadets from their goal. In the first quarter Craig, Ryan, and Sullivan carried the ball 55 yards in three plays only to be stopped dead, thirteen yards from the coveted goal. " Monk " Meyer started the second quarter in Craig ' s place and immediately proceeded to show that he was better than his repu- tation. With a da:;zling display of running and dodging brilliance " Monk " led his team- mates in an onslaught on the Navy goal that was halted finally on the two-yard Hne, just a few inches short of a first down. The second half, particularly the third quarter, was a disheartening jumble of plays { NAVY Soucek Fike Ferrara Case Preaoo Dubois Ingram Erkn Miller Schmidt Wij Morrell Antrim HfflilK Hysong Kumi SUBSTITUTES i Isi : Wilsie, Thomas, Mason, Reimann, Franks, D Emrich, Bringle, Player, Hesse I, Jarvis, | lc. Lynch, Gunderson, Janney. ii Rofcer, 398 I Case IngiaiB Sckiiit nEs ARMY Preston Stromberg Eriksen SulHvan Smith, S. L. Craig Hartline Ryan Ohman Schwenk Isbell SUBSTITUTES Meyer, O ' Connor, Martin, Metz, Kasper, Rogner, Hipps, Mather, Blanchard, Kim- brell, Little. and misplays as the cold air made fingers too stiff to hold the ball. Army outfumbled Navy, three to two, but neither team could capitalize, although Army again fruitlessly reached the enemy 12 yard line. With the end of the game almost upon them, the Middies took the ball on their 26 yard stripe and Ingram and Schmidt ran and passed the ball to Army ' s 21 yard line in a very few minutes. Then an attempted pass from Ingram to Fike was ruled complete because of interference three yards from Army ' s goal. Sneed Schmidt, in three drives, crossed the final marker and Ingram dropkicked the goal. The game ended two minutes later. Whether Navy could have scored without the fateful penalty is a matter of conjecture for the Navy offense was functioning per- fectly in the face of that indomitable Army line. Nevertheless, it was a fine game and followed the precedent of former Army- Navy gridiron frays with its hard playing. Regardless of the outcome, we say, as we say after every Army-Navy game, that we are proud of our team — proud of their in- domitable spirit; proud of their sports- manship. And we all always back our fighting rabble in years good or lean with the perpetual chant of " Beat Navy. " Stromberg • 399 1 1 ■rfliii f VY; : NAVY ,NAVY ' v,.,, 7 iv,A„ ' (W- ' - ' Sa 77 KTA rCT; arm NAVY f Ah V, ' jNAVV yNAV jj|g| h Ruge ARMY-NAVY BASKETBALL THE Army-Navy basketball game brought the close to both Academ- ies ' seasons. A see-saw battle held in Dahlgren Hall kept the 5,000 spectators on the edges of their seats throughout the forty minutes of spirited play. Meeting once again were many rivals of last fall ' s football classic. Monk Meyer, Craig, Rogner, and Sullivan, all football players again faced Navy ' s gridiron stars, Bill Ingram and " Tiny " Lynch. At the outset of the game Army took the lead, but the Navy attack soon got under way, and forged ahead, 20-13. Erratic floor work and poor shooting held Army back until just before the half, when Brinker dropped in a series of short shots to cut down the lead. At the half the score stood 22-19 in their favor. Throughout the entire second half the game was a see-saw battle. Coming back from the dressing room, the Army team put on a burst of speed, and a long side shot by Monk Meyer cut Navy ' s advantage to a single point. Lynch batted in a rebounding ball, but Brinker and Sullivan scored from the court to even the score at 24-all. From here up to the last Lynch NAVY McFarland Mansfield Ruge Putnam Gillette Shamer Lynch Ingram Laney Mu. 4O0 r ■P N-». - ARMY Mjffiield Meyer Pendleton Brinker Rogner McDavid three minutes of play the game was very close. As one team took the lead the other soon matched it until the score stood 36-36. Here the Middies put on a great spurt to take command at 42-36. With one minute to play, Craig and Brinker whipped in shots, but the final whistle halted this comeback when Army had worked up to forty points, and Navy added another victory with a score of 42-40. " Bub " Brinker again led the scoring with 13 points, Meyer tallying seven. The loss of Rogner, Sullivan, and Samuel in the second half because of personal fouls hurt Army ' s chances of victory. The forward line of towering " Tiny " Lynch, McFarland, and little Gene Gillette, who substituted for Captain Bob Ruge, starred for Navy, scoring 11, 10, and 9 points respectively. Lynch, in particular, turned in some excellent work on rebounds, as well as some brilliant floor work. The game was fast and aggressive, but not too well played on the whole. The Middies set the pace throughout the game, forcing Army to play their type of game throughout. Army played game, fighting basketball, but a victory just wasn ' t in the cards that day. Samuel Craig Patrick Sullivan Russell Meyer 401 k. s6 ARMY-NAVY LACROSSE THE 1936 Army-Navy lacrosse game was played in Michie Stadium before a crowd of over 6,000. Although Army had lost all but three of her first string by graduation, while Navy had six regulars back, our newcomers had developed rapidly, and promised to show the Middies a good fight. Army, displaying an aggressive and speedy attack and a stout defense, overwhelmed them 10-4. This was the ninth contest of the series, and the second time that Army had won in the history of inter-service lacrosse. The Cadets gained a big lead in the first period, Scott opening the scoring by dodging in for a close-up shot in 1 :49. Johnson then tallied on a pass from Clark; Posey took a pass from Scott, and netted a long shot; and Clark scored on an extra man play. Just before the quarter ended Smith, of Navy, sunk two on dodges around Army ' s goal. In the second period Navy was shut out. Scott counted twice more from the crease on passes from Nazzaro and Sherburne, leaving the score at the end of the half Army 6, Navy 2. In the third quarter Jo hnson took 1 NAVY Moreau Soucek Evans Mehlig Kelly SUBSTITUTES Fellows, Schmidt, Rindskopf, Miller, Dubois, Hutchins, Case. Smith, R. Faville Parham Thing Mann Cooley, Tnie CW 402 Siiiitli,R ARMY Goldtrap Connor Phelan True Clark iskopi, ;,Ca. SUBSTITUTES Fickes, Naizaro, Solohub, Tincher, Patrick, Sherburne, Smith, W. a pretty pass from behind and over the Navy net to score Army ' s only i oal. Thing, of Navy, chalked one up near the end of the period on an extra man. The final period was fast and rough. Army continuing its powerful attack, and both teams exhibiting some fast dodging and clever stick-work. Johnson scored twice on passes from Sherburne and Patrick, and Patrick dodged his way to the final Arm y goal. Parham, of Navy, scored once more near the end of the period, and the game ended Army 10-Navy 4. Johnson was high man in scoring, having a total of 4, with Scott close behind at 3; Smith, with two, was tops for Navy. On the defense, True, Phelan, and Connor all played air-tight ball, and Gold- trap ' s beautiful saves in the goal did much to help in keeping Navy ' s score down. For Navy, Moreau, Soucek, and Parham all exhibited dazding stick-work and brilliant and aggressive play. Navy ' s attack was well co-ordinated, and their individual pass- ing and footwork faultless; but Army ' s in- dividual stars in the persons of True, Na:- zaro, Truxton, Scott, Posey, and Johnson, their fast-breaking attack and a beautiful defense all combined to make it Army ' s day. Truxtun Posey Amick Johnson Scott Johnson 403 h miMd ARMY-NAVY BASEBALL NEITHER Army nor Navy had particularly impressive seasons in baseball last year, both lackingco-ordination, and being hard hit by injuries and academics. The pre-game records seemed to give Army a slight edge, but Navy had a different idea on the subject, and chalked up a 11-10 win in a heavy-hitting, high-scoring contest for their only victory of the day, again proving that pre-game dope doesn ' t mean a thing in an Army-Navy game. It was not a particularly well-played game, but was interesting throughout, the lead changing several times, and Army nearly eking out a win in the last inning. The fourth period turned out to be a free-for-all. With Navy leading 4-1, Army rallied to tally six runs. Griffin and Grohs walked, Lahti took first on a fielder ' s choice, and Stokes singled. Stegmaier popped out, but Durbin singled, and Kasper ' s circuit smash drove them all in. In their half. Navy forged ahead 9-7 with five runs. Schwaner and Ingram walked, and Matheson singled. Stokes was relieved by Hines, but McFarland doubled; and a » NAVY Pratt King Schwaner Adair Matheson Pace Ingram Summers McFarland Eliot 404 k Weinnig ARMY SumnsB Eliot Stegmaier Durbin Kasper Weinnig Griffin Grohs wild pitch combined with a passed ball accounted for the other runs. In the 6th Army tied the score, but Navy again took the lead in the 7th, Adair and Pace singling and scoring on a homer by Matheson. Army scored once in the 8th, on Griffin ' s single and Grohs ' double. Navy being shut out in their half. In the ninth, however. Army slumped, and the game ended with the score Navy 11, Army 10. In both hits and errors the teams were even with 1 1 safeties and five muffs. Navy led in total bases because of her two home runs to our one. Each had one double. Most of the trouble seemed to be with the pitching staff, none of the five proving effec- tive, and Stokes in particular not up to his usual high standard. Army ' s fielding was erratic, and the hits poorly spaced. Durbin, of Army, and Matheson, of Navy, tied in runs, with three apiece; and Ingram, King, and Kasper each collected a four bagger. Grohs and Williams each turned in perform- ances to be proud of in their last inter-service game. Stromberg, in the outfield, and Weinnig on first also played brilliant, heady games. Williams Lahti Stokes Mines Lipscomb Griffin • 405 i n I ' t • I ARMY-NAVY TRACK WITH Sanborn and Grove, top javelin and broad jump men respectively, and Haneke, number two sprinter, out on academic deficiency or injuries; and with the first class missing three days practice while on the Aberdeen trip, prospects for the Navy meet did not look particularly bright. In the first event, the 100, Joe Dalton won a first, 97, to barely best the Army captain, Layne, who was closely followed by Reaves of Army. Dalton repeated his victory on the 220. His 21.7 barely nosed out Bayne, who was closely followed by Patterson of Navy. In the 440 Brown of Navy ran a fast 50.1, and yanked his team-mate. Smith, across the line behind him for a one ' two. Dave Brown then pro- ceeded to maintain the Army eminence in middle distances to best Scofield in the half- mile in a fast 1:57.5. Army 15-Navy 23. In the 220 lows iron-man Patterson ran a brilliant 24.4 to best Army ' s Byars followed by midshipman Sheiler. Army 18-Navy 29. In the mile Army ' s stars, Lewis and McMan- nis were led to the tape by Shentenhelm to A f ly Steussi NAVY Shentenhelm Patterson McMm Purer Stuessi Dara Cutts Schrider ' ■ La)iie Smith Lynch ' Bws Dalton, J. Pinkerton i Oberbec Dalton, G. Cooper Low Lockwood Swiderski 1 Hubhm Scolfield Fike 1 1 Lewis I 406 hu,h ARMY PattetiOfi McManus Stuessi Davis ScWer Layne Lynch Byars Pinkertoa Oberbeck Cooper Low SmW Hubbard Fie Lewis lose a brilliant race; one of the two of the year, in 4:24.3. Byars of Army then ran a brilliant 15.15 over the high timbers to take Dalton, G., of Navy. Army 30-Navy 39. Hubbard of Army again led the field home in the two mile in a fast 9:39.9. Army 36-Navy 42. Meanwhile, in the field, Army ' s stars were picking up the points. In the pole vault, Klocko soared over at 13 ' 1 " to lead the field. In the high jump Pinkerton of Navy showed his heels at 5 ' 10 " with an eight way tie for second. Army 465-Navy 49 . Big Bill Shuler of Army tossed the shot 44 ft., II5 in. to beat Navy ' s Lynch, and again showed the way in the javelin with a husky 182 ft., 11§ in. heave. Army 585-Navy 53|. In the discus, however. Navy led the way with Swiderski at 136 ft., 1 in. for first and Lynch second. Army 593-Navy 59|. The account of the final moments of the Shuler meet reads like a storybook. Army had to Blanchard have a first place in the broad jump to win. Klocko Patterson of Navy and Layne of Army, both Jackson team captains, were the leading jumpers. Anderson On the last jump Layne was leading. Patter- Preston son made his best jump of the day, but it was Clark short of Layne ' s by about an inch, and the Buckland final score stood Army 64§-Navy 6I3. 407 il? ss ussssiS M II -..tn - BOOK FIVE ' Leisure is a hard-earned coin — well spent, it buys golden moments. • • • • ! -- EPARATION from feminine com- ' ■ pany was sorely felt by cadets a ' J. ' hundred years ago, and often bards dipped pens in bleeding hearts to write ; " If I but had you at my side, I ' d brave ten thousand foes! Please promise you will be my bride, My pretty, precious Rose. " But one could not pass four years singing " The Girl I Left Behind Me " ; other di- versions had to be found. Consequently sentinels on post in camp were abducted and thrown into the Hudson. The Reveille gun frequently disappeared or mysteriously fired at midnight. But of all cadet pastimes none is more typical than the " Rat Funeral, " which was a high spot of every Summer Camp. The upperclassmen tutored the plebes in their duties concerning that oc- casion. First, all the ruses a hundred young brains could devise were pitted against the natural wariness of their prey. Eventually a " capture " rewarded the plebes " vigilance. Then the decease of the late Mr. Rat was announced to the assembled plebe class by a selected classmate. All plebes immediately went into mourning, and Guards of Honor in Full Dress Uniforms and side arms kept constant watch at a prepared bier. The funeral which followed was an elaborate service conducted by a soberly-costumed chaplain, choir, and troupe of mourners. The sorrowing cortege marched slowly to the place of interment, wailing an appro- priate dirge. Once interred Mr. Rat was left in peace. The early literary and oratorical so- cieties introduced more constructive ac- tivities. The West Point Reading Room, formed in 1816, was purely Uterary. The Amosophic Society, formed in the same year, was the first debating club. In 1822 the Philomathean Society ab- sorbed the interests of the Amosophic Society and added contests in problems from the exact sciences. The Ciceronian Society, formed in 1823, was a rival of the Philomathean Society for several years. Until 1831 a Lyceum of Natural History engaged the attention of many cadets, but it remained to the Dialectic Society, which was founded in 1823, to give the cadets a well-ordered and co-ordinated society. Membership in the Dialectic Society was by invitation, and meetings were held each Saturday evening of the academic year. Its usual order of business included declamations, reading of original compositions, and debates. The Society " Journal " for the years 1839-43 records membership of such men as Long- street, Ewell, Grant, Rodman, Hancock, Reynolds, Pope, Anderson, Ward, Hardie, and Thomas. As cadets the men who but twenty years later were divided in a frat- ricidal war debated such questions as, " Resolved, that Texas should be admitted to the Union, " " Resolved, that females ought to be allowed to reign over nations, " and even " Resolved, that a State has the right to secede from the Union. " In time echoes of the debates of Webster, Calhoun, and Clay reached West Point, and their arguments re-echoed in the halls of the Dialectic Society. The question of abolition created bitter divisions within the Society, and questions so vital as to preclude settle- ment by the Society ' s vote were tested in grudge fights among the ruins of Fort Put. After the Civil War, at various times of the year, the Dialectic Society presented minstrel shows depicting cadet life. Those shows held each Christmas and New Year ' s Eve had music furnished by cadet bands and were second only to that presented on the Hundredth Nite Before June. In this latter production plebes were permitted to take parts, and, hidden behind masks, the more bold often dared mimick and ridicule the upperclassmen. Thus was born the present custom of allowing plebes " freedom of I » P« .N ■ WW ! ! mmmmm speech " with immunity for whatever they might say about their seniors on Hundredth Nite. The Howitzer was originally the program for the Hundredth Nite Show. As such it contained poems, cartoons, jokes, and short humorous articles written about cadet life. The Howitzer of 1895 contained class rolls. In 1896 the first Howitzer to resemble a year- book was published and this included pictures of each class and articles covering the chief events of the year. Since then the Howitzer has grown to its present position among cadet activities. The first attempt to publish a Corps magazine or paper took the form of The Bray in 1921. The Bray was printed in newspaper form and was circulated every fortnight. In 1923 The Pointer succeeded The Bray and has become the only Corps literary, humor, and gossip magazine. fi Wfej " ADMINISTRATIONS Mauldin, Ellis, Ressegieu, Scherrer, Montgomery, Hardaway, Snyder, Richardson GrilBn, Stann, Smith, Zierdt HONOR COMMITTEE UR principal heritage, steeped in tradition and passed on through the years, is our code of honor. Living by it as Cadets and carrying it on with us into the service, we come to cherish it as one of the things that binds those of the " Corps long dead " with those who foUow in their footsteps. It is something of which we are justly proud, and in order to insure its being carried on and preser ' ed, we have the Honor Committee. Not a law-making body, not a court to try offenders, the Honor Committee functions only as an advisory and instructive council. It cannot instill into the individual a sense of honor — that must be innate with the individual — but it can and does portray to each man as he enters the Academy just what our standard is and how his own personal honor must fit in with that of the Corps as a whole. The honor system may seem at first to be complex and involved, but it is based on one single principle — honesty and integrity in all state- ments and actions — and this sole principle is what is carried on from year to year throughout the seeming maze of regulations and interpretations of regulations to form the backbone of the honor code. The Honor Committee, through the medium of advice and instruction, tries to impress this principle upon the minds of the Corps and endeavors to maintain our exacting standard at its high level. 414 FIRST CLASS OFFICERS Posey (Athletic Representative), Donohew (Secretary) Iicrdt (Treasurer), Stromberg (President), Truxtun (Vice-President), Underwood (Historian) BOARD OF GOVERNORS, FIRST CLASS CLUB Donohew, Lindquist, Densen Traeger, Driskill, Smith, Meyer 415 1 ■V • • SECOND CLASS OFFICERS Kelly (Historian), Skaer (President), Mrazek (Treasurer), Sweeney (Vice-President) THIRD CLASS OFFICERS Ginder (Historian), Tuttle (Secretary) Stubbs (Vice-President), Sullivan (President), Ockershauscr (Athletic Representative) 416 ELECTION COMMITTEE Mitchim, Smalley, Wynkoop, Faber, Ressegieu Russell, Clarke, Montgomery, Lemmon EQUIPMENT COMMITTEE ' d H v fH I i i9Hir ' B ' --l ' fjjll MT j9 yj jJk. 1 Jlw L-J 2 Hodges, Low Diercks, Tolson, Lemmon mill • Foerster, Cole {vocahst), Beere, Jacobs, Holcomb, Cullen, McKee, Shive, Anderson, Thompson, McAfee, Haltom, Mount, Mansfield, Sawyer (leader) THE CADET ORCHESTRA A " WITH DRAG " First Class Buck dragged himself through the door and on to the hop floor Oh, ■ ■ ■ them dogs were sore, three hours on the Area makes even an O.A.O. with a yen for you seem just another weary load. The orchestra hits a few notes, said worthless buck gropes blindly for femme and finding her starts executing something that the world, for some reason or other, lets pass as dancing. All of a sudden the fool, the dawg, starts trucking, YEA MAN!!!! What ' s happened to him? Oh me, just look at that rascal go!!! Has someone spiked the punch? No. Has the boy got religion? No. Then what ' s the matter with him? Boy, I had better call the " Ding-dong Wagon " No, wait, I understand now — he ' s deep in the toils of the Tenacious Thirteen, those swingers of the swinga. Ye Cadet Orchestra Man, oh me, the hottest band this side of Satan ' s " Fiery Five, " the sweetest bit of rhythm this side of Ga- briel ' s " Trumpeting Ten " These lads have brought tears into the eyes of the Batt Board with their haunting refrains, and have caused the most dignified wearer of ye chevrons to sway in jungle rhythm Swingers of eve rything from " Alice Blue Gown " to " God Save The King, " bringers of wild delight to their classmates Brother, you take the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, or if you insist, horses from the right, but son, give unto me every time those souls of swinga. Ye Cadet Orchestra. 418 Swank Pfeffer Hunter Brenn in Bowen Blaha La Rose Low Hoffman Evans Allen, A. W Lerette Zienowic:: Tuttle Bradley Hill, J, A. McCuUam Preuss Mende; Jaynes Lee Bixby Frick Jacobs } ot in ficlure; Mansfield, V., Ostrander, Breitweiser, Dillard, Teeters, Aber, Mabee, Mastrangelo THE CADET CONCERT ORCHESTRA t " TOURING the past year the Corps has regarded the creation and rapid, unexpected development of a neW ' - - comer in the musical world of the Academy. The Concert Orchestra is an example of the permanence that can result from a response to a humdrum announcement from the poopdeck. Late in October the organisation began. The aim was to present favorite light classical selections, waltzes, and overtures. To attempt compositions of a somber, profound nature neither satisfied the tastes of the Cadets, nor could have been accomplished with any reasonable justification to the composer in the limited time available. At the outset the task was trying. It was difficult to adjust a regular rehearsal schedule to a group of energetic Cadets, who for the most part had other interests in the Corps besides music. Unusual sacrifice, cooperation, and perseverance, however, coupled with marked determination and a disregard for obstacles succeeded in maintaining the organization. The orchestra in June comprised practically the same members that it did in October. The variety of instrumentation at the outset exemplified the surprising aspect of the new movement. To uncover several strong violins, dependable clarinets, ample brass, and a reliable piano and drum section could have been anticipated. But when Cadets appeared who could handle the bassoon, the French horn, the bass viol, the ' cello, the flute and piccolo, the response became truly unexpected and gratifying. After the first program on Thanksgiving Day, the orchestra appeared before the Corps in a broad variety of performances. It gave programs of its own on the stage and accompanied dramatic presentations in the pit. With the enthusiasm, cooperation, and determination evidenced by the orchestra personnel during the past year, and the support and encouragement of the Corps, the Concert Orchestra will, in the future, con- tinue its conservative contribution to the music of the Academy. 419 ■V Page, R. W., Powers, J., Cole, G., Delaney, McFarland, Chavasse, Wright, H., Pitchford, Klar, Krisherg, Johnson, B. L., Matheson, Love, R., Dosh, Steeley THE CADET PLAYERS I T TNTIL last year those members of the Corps who could act, or who wanted to act, had only one produc- - tion in which to indulge their talents, the Hundredth Night Show; but last spring these youthful Barry mores, having decided that one show a year was not enough, organized the Cadet Players. The new group formed for the purpose of entertaining themselves, and, they hoped, the rest of the Corps, by presenting plays throughout the year; both in the fall, when heretofore there had been no dramatic entertainment at all, and in the spring after the close of the Hundredth Night Show. That the Corps is not entirely " movie mad, " and likes to see its actors in the flesh, was demonstrated by the enthusiasm with which the Players ' first production, in April, 1936, was received. Three onc ' act plays for all-male casts made up the program: A ?v(igfit at an Inn, a tragedy of the supernatural by Lord Dunsany; Action, a melodramatic farce by Holland Hudson; and In the Zone, Eugene O ' NeilFs tense incident in the forecastle of a tramp steamer in the submarine zone during the war. Encouraged by the success of their first venture, the Players presented another diversified program of one-act plays in November. Three Wishes by T. W. Stevens, a comedy of American doughboys in France, opened the program, followed by K. S. Goodman ' s famous drama of suspense. The Game of Chess. Next on the bill. Freedom, a prison farce by John Reed, actually rolled staid colonels in the aisles; and the program closed with Ben Hecht ' s tense mystery drama. The Hand of Siva. Tentative plans for this spring call for a presentation of the three-act mystery-comedy. Whistling m the Dar}{. Captain Mason Wright, of the Department of English and formerly of Broadway, is the supervisor of the Cadet Players, and to him is due largely the success of the shows. 420 GLEE CLUB MilkM, Officials Capt. Tasker, Officer in Charge; Mr. F. C. Mayer, Advisor; Stephenson, Director; Foerster, Pidtiist Ingmire, Gulick, Sprague, Pteirfer Oberbcck, Forney, Zierdt, Greeley Hill! 421 i HOP COMMITTEE McKinley, Joerg, Stevenson, Gildart Campbell, Westover, Browning, Rumph LECTURE COMMITTEE Blaha, Sprague, Tolson, Kelly 423 m i • CADET CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS Halleck, Tincher, Browning, P. Y., Wendorf, Lindquist St. Clair, Belardi, Amick, Snider, Preuss, Thacker ' Kieffer, Evans, Morrison, Garcia, Fraser, Scheidecker, Harrington Parker, Steely, Graham, Lewis, Hall, L. A., Hallock, Troy, Grubbs CADET CHAPEL USHERS Broberg, Isbell, HowcU Pendleton Mitchim, Richards, Smith, S. L., Eriksen, Kimbrell, Spillman 424 CATHOLIC SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS Stegmaier, Brown, D., Long, R. J., Byrne, Ostberg, Major Baldwin, CafFey, Laflamme, Stann, Folda, Jakunski, Will CATHOLIC ACOLYTES AND USHERS i tr- _i. I- - - ir -f ' « ' V . m„c ( Wilson, Dorney Barko, Stegmaier, Major, Stann Baldwin, Pfelfer, Forney, Cain, Learman jjjjji 425 CADET CHAPEL CHOIR CATHOLIC CHAPEL CHOIR 426 CHESS CLUB Medusky, Black, E., Morrison, Fuller, Ferris, Himes Browne, C. J., Saunders, E. W. DEBATING SOCIETY 9 y • " " ■ ' 1 J] ffi. J!L!: lftl ■ f .. - — Page, Simons, Legere, LedforJ, Weisemann, Dupuy, St. Clair, Mulcahy, Lemley, Evans, J C, O ' Bryan, C. L. Mansfield, Breitweiser, Perry, Cole LIIIIJ 427 % ' mil l i PUBLICATIONS ■V • Bell, Editor-in-Chief THE 1937 Capt. Swift, Officer-m-Charge Ames, Circuldtion " A LL Company Howitzer Representatives report - at Thayer Monument after supper. " This an- nouncement, so frequently heard from the O. C. ' s poopdeck, is about the only indication that the Corps receives of the under-the-surface activity of the Howitzer staff. But Howitzers don ' t make themselves. For over a year we ' ve been planning sections, layouts, writing, cutting, and " padding " copy. Pictures must be taken, " A " ' books raided, lagging cadets ushered up to Charlie ' s to " sit for a camera portrait. " The Business Staff has handled accounts, drawn up con- tracts, and prepared specifications — keeping always a watchful eye on a budget of startling size. The Advertising Department has written letters, made personal interviews, persuaded, cajoled, and written more letters. The Circulation group has canvassed FIRST CLASS STAFF Johnson, C. L., Foy, Shive, Gray, Ostrander, Blaha, Scheidecker Strandberg, Ames, Bell, Batjer, Zierdt, Ellis 4:x) fl Satjer, Biisiiit ' ss MdtiiigtT HOWITZER the Corps from A to M, issued sales literature stained a dozen " final drives " for a bigger circulation hi ure. The predominant aim ot the Editorial Staif has been to incorporate in the Howitzer as much as possible of the life, activity, and background of the " West Point. " And into this composite " A " -book we have tried to mix a bit of little-known and interesting West Point history. We have felt that the back- ground furnished here by events already gone has played just as important a part in cadet life as did the classrooms, or the area, or Culluni Hall. And so we brought it in. The book itself has undergone many a change since the days of its first conception. A thousand (it seems to us) different treatments were suggested, considered, rejected. In some instances we made Strandberg, Advertising Manager Johnson, History Editor FIRST CLASS REPRESENTATIVES Forney, Kennedy Leist, Mitchell, Reeves, Robbins, A. B. 431 ■V iftji • Underwood, Associate Editor Gray, Class History Zierdt, Photograjihs considerable headway with a decorative theme before rejecting it for another. Although our West Point course of instruction teaches us much of building bridges, laying out semi ' permanent camps, and constructing roadbeds, very little is included to teach us how to build a Howitzer. And so outside help, in the persons of " Andy " Fisher and " Pete " Gurwit, was more than welcome. Mr. Fisher, of the Country Life Press, College Annual Division, Garden City, N. Y., has given sound advice and constructive criticism in the planning and financing of the book. Mr. Gurwit, ot Jahn " Oilier Engraving Company, Chicago, has designed the book, proved himself a miracle man with layouts, and " tied in " his own ideas to fit perfectly our own. Both of these men, experienced in the yearbook game, have proved more than cooperative, and have never hesitated to sacrifice their own weekends to put an erring group of editors back on the right track. SECOND AND THIRD CLASS STAFFS Orr, Moorman, H. M., Hall, Buster, Knapp Herstadt, Barker, Kelley, J. J., Garcia, Smith, W. T., DannemiUer Dapprich, Beck, Krug, Lipps, Wickham, Lotz 432 Kelly, C. P., Adverusmg EJ.tor Charlie Weilert, ot White Studios, has been so wiUing a worker throughout that we have come to rely upon his ready acceptance of even the most difficult soiree. And -the Company Representa- tives. This all-important group — the salesmen ot the organization — have worked long and well at their thankless task of selling the Howitzer; and have, as usual, received mostly black looks for their efforts. As this copy is being written we see our goal close ahead; when you read it, that goal will have been attained. We will have produced the 1937 Howitzer. Already we have begun to he retrospective. We ' ve had a lot ot worries and a lot ot work and a lot of fun. Who knows? — some day we may profit from the knowledge we have gained when we are called upon to edit the Daily Bulletin on some Army Post. At any rate, we can look back on our editorial careers and say, as we now say of Beast Barracks, " — anyway, we wouldn ' t take anything for the experience. " Ostrander, Sports Editor Murray, Snapshots FOURTH CLASS ASSISTANTS Benvemjto, Haseman, RicliarJs, Scliwab, Webb Smelly, Parker, D. S., O ' Brien, Nelson, A. H., Mastrangelo 433 • Seedlock, Editor-in-Chief Capt. Sibert, Officer-in-Charge THE THE Pomter with its attached headaches is divided, very much Hke Caesar ' s Gaul, into three parts. And since neither the Advertising Manager nor the Business Manager have a finger m the production of this libelous life story, those three parts are commonly classified as Editorial, Advertising and Business. The Editorial end spends money before it " s on the books; the Advertising arm makes up the deficit and the Business brain trust starts using black ink again. Of course this check and balance system doesn ' t func- tion quite as perfectly as one might be led to believe; we do have our preliminaries and a main bout now and then. The skirmishes are as regular as dead-lines and as thorough as Saturday inspections; still our little pride and joy emerges from the sumptuous suite of offices in the basement of the 85 division twice monthly. Perhaps you wonder how we can put a humorous, literary, newsy and professional periodical to bed twice as often as our college contemporaries what with no ma,ximum hour statute curtailing a very busy day. The answer is one-worded, still it ' s as ade- quately descriptive as it is homespun — cooperation. Perhaps we should add another very adequate word — sacrifice. Because many are the carefree hours and leisurely interludes that are wafted slowly upward in a cloud of smoke from some poor smouldering cere- bellum as It struggles to make the dead-line. No, the fire isn ' t confined withm the Imiits of the First Class as the mast-head on the Editorial page would lead one to conclude. Rather the burnt offerings on this altar are scattered throughout each Class. Plebes serve POINTER STAFF Zehner, Davis, Quaiidt, KenneJ) ' Johnson, C. L., Blaha, Blauvelt, Nance, Westover, Parker, D. B. Connor, A. O., Donohew, Scheidecker, Seedlock, Oden, Ressegieu 434 1 ■I I nor tit boo of POINTER their novitiate by putting keys to ribbon as they try to make copy presentable at least to the linotyper ' s weary eye; Yearlings pound out hack; Second Class- nien begin to worry about next year ' s appointments while the august First Class besides becoming involved in all of this gets the credit. We wish it were possible to give each and every slave to this unsung activity the credit he deserves by name, but the alibi still holds that space is so very limited. Every energy has been directed toward creating a Volume XIV that would both m appearance and con- tent tairly breathe West Point. A military type face was adopted because it suggested to us from the start the squared shoulders and the straight backs of a grey-leg. We didn ' t want anything gossamery in the official publication ot the Corps of Cadets. Fol- lowing up that idea we endeavored to run more and more features on men in the Corps, their prowess from athletics to dramatics — in short, being on the supply side of the news market we tried to satisfy the demand side with scoops on the Corps ' every activity. We encouraged photographs of anything and eve rything that would assist this year ' s volume to carry out those sagacious Chinese precepts concerning the relative merits of words and pictures. When the prints rolled in they were set up on pages that evinced a new high in Pointer set-up for sheer artistry and command- ing appeal. The result being that more interested parties have seen more interesting Cadets through Pointer pages than ever before. We must not, how- ever, overlook the men who took the pictures. Have you ever tried to take a picture that was premeditated Donohew, Bu5i7ie55 Manager Scheidecker, Managing Editor SECOND CLASS ASSISTANTS .1 Brown, D., Ford, W. S., Browne, B. U., White, Jaynes Spicer, Duncan, C. E., Hutchin, Gillivan, Wkkham 435 • • Mr. Moore, Publisher Ressegieu, Ctrculatu as contrasted to those shot-on-the ' sput ' of-the-moment snaps? Well, with a Cadet ' s schedule packed against him, and subject or subjects continually spring- ing a disappearing act and a most uncompromising weather man to bargain with, it ' s a wonder that half of the photos got as far as the press on Tuesday mornings. A Pointer assignment is to be compared to Spring. It comes before you know it and is gone before you can do much about it. Still the faithful persevere in their tradition. Worse, it always hits a man when he ' s getting ready to drag, or getting ready for S. I., or getting ready to perform a bit of conscientious studying to make up for the tenths he lost on account of the last assignment. The life of Pointer pundits, however, dull as it may appear to have been painted, is not without its pleasantries. Once in a great while a condoling soul will whisper that the last issue was a perfect wash-out. Which proves, we always conclude, that there is at least one more patient reader alive than we had sup- posed. The Femmes (of all people) are the kindest of all. But of course we can handily attribute that surprising sentiment to the annual appearance of a Femmes ' Poniter in which various masterful tomes and poems on conceited Cadets are put on the block. Only last Spring we were favored with a sprig of cavil from merrie England which deserves mention. The correspondent flattered us with the cryptic obser- vation that we were doing quite well — excepting for one thing — we had repeated a joke about a man from Kentucky, hence let us be anathema. Consoling our- selves with strong convictions of provincialism we slashed through the remainder of the morning mail with a vengeance. Chnstman, M. J., Higginson, Mildred Nickerson, Duncan, C. E., Ford, Wickham 436 I dre These brief interludes of respite are as nothing compared to those long restful periods of wholesome recreation and academic resurrection when some other group of willing souls takes up the responsibility of producing an issue. The first in the publication year to be guest conducted falls on the already burdened backs of the handy Second Class during the Christmas exams when First Classmen harbor thoughts other than dead-lines. In February the Femmes do their very able and commendable part in editing a tour star supplement to the Ladies Home journal. It would require about eight quartos to print everything from the fair (and yet how unfair at times) sex but we have learned to extract the wheat from the ubiquitous chaff, print the favorable diagnoses and flatter ourselves with the thought that we ' re not such bad fellows after all. The all-star guest issue of the year will always be the Old Grads " Number, however. Every ex-Pomter man on the post and within subpoenaing distance off the post IS mustered into service by a Pointer Editor of the old school. This year ' s number carried the first printed biography of that old bon-vivant of auld lang syne, Benny Havens — requests for reprints were so great that we have about decided to bind the sparkling narrative of the venerable Ben and his philosophy into pamphlet form. With a few more issues given to the Second Class to gain them experience and one to the Yearlings to gain them prestige, the guest issues wind up. A final salute to the " Army Blue " marks the demise of the First Class and the fourteenth year of publication has gone. But happy memories of Pointer scoops and squabbles never go — they seem to get in the blocd and remain forever. Connor, Art Editor Oden, Circulation 4 ' FfW I THIRD AND FOURTH CLASS ASSISTANTS Perry, Wdicikauskas, Forbes, Orman Garcia, Cleverly, Bess, Ford, Nickerson 437 ■PF • BUGLE NOTES KeifFer, Snider Russell, McDonald, Burton CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE Pfeiffer, Batjer, Donohew 438 BOOK SIX ' How many days, Mr. Dumbjohn. . . ? " ■ " .ilrt ' • ••••••• A VISITOR in the Cadet Mess Hall would probably be bewildered by the ritual of " Calling The Days " which attends every Breakfast Formation. We have but taken seats, and the dull roar set up by a thousand requests for cereals or sugar and cream has hardly subsided, when the plebe acting as " gunner " begins to count the calendar. " Sir, today is Thursday, June the Third, Nineteen Hundred and Thirty- Seven . . . Sir, there are two days until the next hop . . . Sir, there are four days until June Week . . . Sir, there are nine days until Graduation and Furlo . . . Hip, Hip, Hooray, Sir!! " The meal proceeds, and after the habit of youth each man looks hopefully into the future. We may well imagine that a cadet of one hundred years ago was much less concerned with counting a seemingly endless succession of days, whose only prospect other than drill or recitation was a dancing lesson in the arms of a tentmate whom he would much rather wrestle. Then, as now, social activity at the Academy centered about the cadet " hops " which though less frequent were well at- tended. Dancing instruction was first given by the Master of the Sword in the summer of 1817. In 1823 Senora Papatini, a famous Boston mentor of the hop, gave instruc- tion which was compulsory during the Summer encampment. It thereafter be- came a common sight to find the streets of Camp filled with cadets, paired-off, perspiring, but nonetheless hopping with each other to perfect the intrica- cies of a Reel or Minuet. The beautiful Senora Papatini often enlivened the hops by singing " The Dashing White Ser- geant " and other songs of the day. " The Dashing White Sergeant " came to be such a favorite with the Corps that it is still played at every Graduation Parade. Follow- ing Papatini came Ferraro, who was later to prove himself at Petersburg and other fields. Then Mr. L. W. Vizay became Dancing Master and was succeeded by his son, Mr. R. W. Vizay, whose " Right foot in the Number Two Position, please " was the first step towards making polished gentlemen of the last fifty classes. The most barbarous custom remaining at West Point is the habit of closing the hops to the harsh, discordant beating of a drum. Orders from Head- quarters in 1840 directed that " on evenings Cadet cotiUion parties are held the orderly drummer will signal the cadets to return to camp. " Special hops lasted until 3 a. m. The most colorful occasion of the season at West Point, Camp Illumination, dates back to the Revolution when at the direction of General Washington a Camp Illumination was held in honor of the birth of the Dauphin of France, later Louis the XVII. Major Villefranche, Aide to Washington, employed one thousand men about ten days in con- structing a vast colonnade, whose arch bore the inscription " Independence, Peace and Perpetual Alliance. " Troops and officers from all nearby posts gathered for the cele- bration. The soldiers enjoyed extra rum rations. The Officers drank thirteen toasts, one for each colony and each toast was marked by salutes from the batteries on Fort Clinton and Fort Sherburne. In the evening a masquerade ball was held for the guests by the officers and ladies of the post. The celebration ended at midnight with a magnificent fireworks display. From that early celebration intended to further cement the friendship between our young nation and her strong ally has arisen the custom of mark- ing the termination of every Summer Camp by a masquerade ball or Camp Illumination. The most looked-forward-to occasions in a cadet ' s life are his leaves. The " gentlemen J 5 cadets " of the early Nineteenth Century were most fortunate in having considerable periods away from the Point; some were authorized, others assumed. Christmas Leave, or more prop erly Winter Recess, began December 15th and terminated March 15th of each year. Furloughs of four weeks were granted during the Summer to all. Cadets who assumed freedom for several weeks fared much better than would a cadet today who was but ten minutes late returning from an authorized absence. Then the authori- ties usually were so glad to have a cadet back that he suffered nothing more than a severe reprimand. Long Wmter Recesses were not granted by Thayer, who inaugurated the policy of granting few leaves other than the Furlo of the Second Class. Today cadet life is filled with occasions, be they athletic events, hops, or the goal long sought. Graduation. Their importance only a cadet can understand. The tempo of cadet life is set to the question " How many days? . . . " I M. Vizjy Ddncing Instructor ■p ••••• ••» looth NIGHT Dc-faniJic-iii Hc.ids -Will von ' " Mrs. Hemy Pan ' enue Van Par}( Harmomzers »••• •••••••• looth NIGHT SrjRi ' crew Leading Udy, leg ' 38 Martin fiv Stevenson. Dance Team Bud Undawood, Wdlie eff. Stu O ' Malley •k ' k-k-kirir ' kic ' kifir ' kic-k :ooth NIGHT Chorus " Too, too divine " A preny girl, full moon and a bench Try-ons • ••••••••••••• looth NIGHT udrut. Slet ht-nson, Dougan. Worl izer, Williams, D. G. i.O ( ' ) Drags " Tal{e it away, Stu " The Poop objects ■p RING SMOKER Ring Smoker atmosphere Handclasp with a meamng First Class Club gathering " Feels sort of heavy " The Commandant presents the rings I i 1 -tr -k ir ir CAMP ILLUML NATION Scene from above " My deM " Mood Orientals dancing mood Foreign Legion? HOPS • • • • Dance team Cullum shot 450 ••••• JUNE WEEK ■p JUNE ' ' Ei • • • ■ 4i Long Gray Lme ' " " fm ' 39 is recognized , ' ' ' " « ' Distinguished visitor ' Honoring our alumni " i • •••• X , -t Reviews acquire a new significance todies in waiting Horse Show Recef tton scene • • • • • ••••• JUNE VEff I r 4 j 4kjJ J -k if -k if That Army Line Army mule on parade Another fmm of recognition Kne Wee atmosphere 454 • •• •• Alumni group Last address June Wee Recepticm titip 1 ' 36 joins the Long Cray Line ■ • • • • ••••• 455 ■V ACKNOWLEDGMENTS country life press jahn ollier engraving company white studios McClelland Barclay world wide photo international news photo underwood fe? underwood studios associated press photo king features acme newspapers, inc. HARRIS fe? EWING SOCRATES TOPALIAN BARNEY PISHA f 456 ADVERTISEMENTS ■p INDEX TO BIOGRAPHIES Abercrombie, J. A. ( ) 184 Edwards, M. A. (M) 231 Lewis, W. H. (L) 218 Russell, E. A. (0 195 Agee, S. W. (K) 197 Elkins, H. W. 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CURTISS AEROPLANE DIVISION CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION " The Pioneers of Aviation " Buffalo New York 1000 H. P. Wright Cyclone. Engines of this type power all of the latest Boeing four-cngined Army Bombers, Douglas twin-engined Army Bombers, Curtiss twin-engined Army Attack Planes, North American Army Observation Planes, Grumman F3F-2 Navy Fighters and many other ad- vanced types of U. S. Army and U. S. Navy aircraft. WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL CORPORATION PATERSON NEW JERSEY 459 ■V Compliments Yankee Stadium AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL CLUB OF NEW YORK JACOB RUPPERT, PRESIDENT 1 " Pop " as a " Plebe. " As Head Barracks Policeman, " Pop " Swartwood has been a friend of cadets for over twenty years. When you stepped into his office you were Hkely to find anybody from the Commandant down to the lowliest Plebe in for a " Bull-session. " There could be found anything from i hammer and nails for the packing First Classmen to an express ticket for the newly-arrived " Beast. " Father Time, however, in his relentless march has forced " Pop " to retire to less strenuous pursuits, but it will take more than retirement to remove the memory of " Pop " from the hearts of those who know him. 460 Tiffany Co. Jewelers Silversmiths Stationers Tiffany S C6.S fw ai im adherencey to their traditional .standard of Quality and Integrity for One Hundred Years had l)een traxinized Inj THE ARMY t iroti(j i Iliexjenendiond Fifth Avenue 37™ Street Paris NewYorr London , but It Adl ■ •REdlSfER " E " l5 RADE MABK White Dress Gloves Fine Lisle Half Hose Pure Wool Socks For the Most Exacting Demands U. S, ARMY STANDARDS Castle Gate Hosiery Glove Co., Inc. E. B. SUDBURY, Gen. Mgr. Manufocturer — Established 1878 432 Fourth Avenue New York City C. H. HYER SONS Bootmakers Since 1875 DRESS AND FIELD BOOTS TREES SAM BROWNE BELTS LACE BOOTS AND SHOES " One of the few really hand made Boots " C. H. Hyer Sons Olathe, Kansas Remember The charm and the livableness of The Cadet Reception Room at Grant Hall when Furniture and Decoration come into the picture. OFFICES HOMES W. J. SLOANE 575 Fifth Ave. at 47th St. New York City Capt. Hasbrouck shows Ik it is done. " Bring on your birds. " 462 The SEAMEN ' S BANK for SAVINGS 74 Wall Street, New York City This bank was chartered in 1829, especially to encour- age thrift. We invite you to use the facilities of this strong bank. One dollar will start an account. Deposits draw interest from the day they are received. You can do business with this bank from any part of the world. Send for leaflet " Banking by mail. " We owe over 137,000 de- positors more than $137,- 000,000. Total resources ex- ceed $160,000,000. Allot- ments accepted. SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES AT $3.50 A YEAR HENRY V. ALLIEN CO. Successors to Horstmann Bros. Allien 227 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEAR THIRTY-FOURTH STREET NEW YORK CITY MAKERS OF ARMY EQUIPMENTS " THAT HAVE STOOD THE TEST SINCE 1815 ' ' 463 wm PHILADELPHIA HEADQUARTERS West Pointers! . . . Make the Benjamin Franklin Hotel your " leisure " quarters when you are in Philadelphia. Philadelphia ' s foremost hotel cordially welcomes you, for we know you have always enjoyed and ap- preciated the large, comfortable rooms. . .the delicious food served in the beautiful restaurants . . . the gay dancing to popular orchestras... and the convenience in location and price. THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Philadelgthia ' s Foremost H o t e 1 CHESTNUT STREET AT NINTH, PHILADELPHIA Samuel Earley, Munaging Director Views of the first auto show at West Point in th e history of the Academy. 464 F FIRST OF ALL A QUALITY CAR ;lin OLDSMOBILE is recognized everywhere as the Style Leader. It is distinguished for original and individual styling that is always attractive and everywhere in good taste. 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" We offer our heartiest congratulations to the staffs of these winning Year Books, and we proudly bask in the reflection of their glory. For both the " Howitzer " and the " Lucky Bag " were printed and bound at the Country Life Press, and it is the first time in history that a single organization has produced two All-American Year Books for these schools in the same year. For twenty-five years, we have upheld the highest standards of quality in typography, reproduction, printing, binding, and general excellence of production. Our staff is competent, courteous, helpful and cooperative, and their services are at your disposal. We invite you to submit your Year Book plans for an estimate that will match your budget. DOUBLEDAY, DORAN COMPANY, INC. THE COUNTRY LIFE PRESS, Garden City, New York 473 All remember the long, lean years hap- pily behind us now, when only the most laborious and constant inspection and repair kept electric circuits in working order. During those times, quality prod- ucts were truly appreciated. Now a new day is here. Industry shows every indication of sound recovery. In anticipation of this revival, The Okonite Company has continuously conducted intensive laboratory research and field studies. The results are some new types of cable to meet newly developed trends. This means for every class of work in every branch of industry; steel, electric power, railroads, mining, marine, and industrial plants of all kinds. With the resumption of electric plant construction and expansion, only the best of wires and cables will be used. And be- cause of its proven performance, Oko- nite insulation takes its place in the front rank of quality products. THE OKONITE COMPANY Fouoded 1878 ond A P P 1 rj S U L A T L T ' ;. 1 p E O I, • THE OKONITE-CALLENDER CABLE COMPANY, INC. EXECUTIVE OFFICE; PASSAIC, N. J. Philadelphia Pittsburgh VlB» Washington San Francisco Loj Angeles Seattle «■= Dallas Atlanta Foclories-. Possoic, N. J. 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Today its products, including all types of traveling goods, follow the Army from West Point to China. Ruggedly built, hand- somely styled, fairly priced — they do credit to both your judgment and appearance. Join the army of users who, for sixty-eight years, have found that the first cost of a Never- break is the last. NEVERBREAK TRUNK COMPANY Woodbury, New Jersey 5 476 there ' s a sudden need for an out-of-the-routine job — when- ever the unexpected happens — that ' s when you need the extra performance that is the mark of a truly great plane. The United States Army Air Corps has found that United Air- craft can be relied upon to supply power to meet the pinches. WASP AND HORNET ENGINES VOUGHT CORSAIRS HAMILTON STANDARD PROPELLERS SIKORSKY AIRLINERS iJSiii4iW ii:x i;«LiaH««]:i:i«]r«iii«]sii7 iRiai:Ki;«x«irii]H«i ]sis 477 Do you know ihe new Astor? Even though y° ' memories are of recent date — say only a few months ago— it will astonish you. Redecorated and rebuilt from Roof Garden to the new Grill in the lower lobby. Guest rooms with modern comfort and conveniences— yet with the spacious dignity that comes only from generous floor space and lofty ceilings. Six new restaurants — the Grill, Bar Cafe, Hunting Room, Orangerie, Terrace Room, and Roof Garden— each a delightful setting in w hich to enjoy the de- licious Astor food. Even the banquet rooms, long recognized as the most complete in New York, have been made more inviting, more adequate than ever before. We invite you to drop in and get acquainted with the new Astor— see for yourself why the Astor now offers you " Living at its best. " HOTEL ASTOR TIMES SQUARE • NEW YORK F. A. Muschenheim, President R. K. Christenberiy, General Manager 478 Cadets favor Gorsart . . . bcc.uisc Gorsart understands their requirements and preferences in civilian clothing — and spares no effort to insure their complete satis- faction. Also because Gorsart ' s prices and accommodations help them save more nione ' for use on turlo. 13 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO CADETS O v,; . .,; ,. ,„Jii.l,,ix S,, «, . , ! , »« (.:( . .. ,„. GORSART COMPANY 317 BROADWAY NEW YORK Maniifactiircrs - D s ri ?i iis of V ' nic Men ' s Clii hiir THE ARUNDEL CORPORATION BALTIMORE, MARYLAND Constructors Engineers AND DISTRIBUTORS OF SAND, GRAVEL AND COMMERCIAL SLAG United Services Automobile Association Fort Sam Houston, Texas THE POLICY BACK OF THE POLICY IS WHAT PAYS IN THE LONG RUN 1936 AVERAGE SAVINGS AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE 46% PEBSONAL PROPERTY INSURANCE 36% ACCIDENT INSURANCE Restricted to Automobile Accidents ERNEST HINDS - HERBERT A. WHITE Attorneys-in-Fact As wc never see tht Hardest workers un p,,si. Behind the Army le W J THE HORSTMANN UNIFORM COMPANY V PHILADELPHIA Army Officers ' Uniforms and Equipment HORSTMANN UNIFORMS Are Tour Best Investment They are outstanding for their style and comfort together with real value tor the price 4S0 m HEADQUARTERS FOR PRIVATE TELEPHONE SYSTEMS Designed and manufactured by Automatic Elec- tric Company, the originator of the automatic telephone, Strowger Private Automatic Telephone Exchanges are noted for their accuracy, rugged durability and long life. Available in sizes from ten lines to a thousand or more, these units will be found providing communication service of the highest type to every branch of national defense. AMERICAN AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC SALES COMPANY 1033 West Van Buren Street Chicago Distributor of Products of AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC COMPANY Suppliers of Communication Equipment to the United States Armv 481 m STOP AT THIS SIGN FOR GOOD PRODUCTS AND FRIENDLY SERVICE n at II SOCONY The sign of the Flying Red Horse is the sign of Good Products and Friendly Service . . . More motorists stop at this sign than at soconvvacuum any other in America .... You ' ll find it worth while to stop there, too. You ' ll like Mobilgas — America ' s largest selling gasoline . . . Socony Ethyl — the new Ethyl that is the best of all Ethyls . . . Mobiloil — the world ' s favorite motor oil . . . You ' ll like, too, our cheerful willingness to render the many services your car needs for safety and economy. STANDARD OIL OF NEW YORK, Division of Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, Inc. FOR FRIENDLY SERVICE STOP AT SOCONY DEALERS OITUATED in the picturesque Highlands of the Hudson, 5 miles south of West Point ond 40 miles north of New York, Beor Mountain Park is easily accessible by boat, train and auto, and there ' s an endless voriety of octivities amid sur roundings of great natural beauty and historic charm. The Inn has recently been en- larged to provide greater com- fort for overnight guests. Open the year round — featuring SUMMER SPORTS — WINTER SPORTS COZY ROOMS from - 150 n..vlLY EtTROPE. IS PL N BEAR MOUNTAIN INN BEAR MOUNTAIN PARK N.Y. Delightful Dining Room — Delicious food ot moderate prices Dancing Saturday Night and Holiday eves. Excellent facilities for New cottages available conventions, dinner donees at attractive and excursion parties. terms -..r (urllnr inl ,r„ ™r.„„ ,,(,....«.. ,.r.r.- I ' ALISAUKS IMKKS ■V K l ' Kk CO.MAIISSION Informali..., D.parl m. ..1 111.- Inn. Il.ar IMnunlain Turk 1 1 1 Worth Sir.-.l. . . ic Ion;. Nland. N.« York 4S2 I near FAMED FOOTWEAR at The Point i| Found — Army ' s missing overshoes, lost on the n uddy field of honor. Army - Navy, Philadel- phia, 1935. Footwear that gives fair warning — rec- ommended for mid- night inspection duty. Sporting, eh? The shoes of an Intra- mural football hero. P. S. Not Stetsons ! ERS The object of every Cadet ' s aHections — sleek boots of bright complexion. THE MAJOR, a Blucher Oxford of Martin ' s Erown Scotch grain with heavy sole and storm welt. 0 Second story style — favored by Tactical Officers for after-taps stalking. S TOO, ARE PART OF THE ARMY TRADITION 483 FOR LIFE LONG ARMY SERVICE • Specifically designed for the requirements of officers of the United States Army is this new Bausch Lomb Binocular. Mechanical and optical superiorities provide extreme width of field, high light transmission power, light weight and rugged dependability. Mois- ture and dust tight. Has approved military case. With or without mil scale. These glasses have been welcomed with enthusiasm at Post Exchanges. They are acclaiined " the best ever made available for military use. " SEND FOR CATALOG Special catalog of Bausch Lomb Binoculars for Army officers free on request. Explains special prices and terms of payment available only to commissioned officers. Send for your copy. Bausch Lomb Optical Company, 457 Lomb Park, Rochester, N. Y. BAUSq47 LOMB THE WORLD ' S BEST — BY ANY TEST :n.s.jvieyer, NEW YORK INC. A kTTENTION, but above all courteous attention, to small de- tails which loom large in hotel comfort has made West Pointers favor The Victoria Hotel, when in New York. Cadet ra te Single from $2 Double from $3 AGING DIRECTOR 4M 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 quality CADET GRAYS Including those used at the United 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 485 ■p c57 SMajor Obligation of the American Red Cross under its charter granted by the Congress in 1905, is service to the armed forces of the United States, during war or peace, and lending aid to the veterans of its wars. (D. The war-time service of the American Red Cross is carried forward under the Treaty of Geneva, sub- scribed to by 61 other nations. The peace-time service is carried on by the 3,700 Chapters and their g,ooo branches in the United States, and by Red Cross field directors stationed in Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard stations or their vicinity. d. Practical help was given to 7,300 enlisted men or their families by Red Cross Chapters during the past year. Red Cross field directors aided 33,900 enlisted men or their families solve personal problems, with the co-operation of their commanding officers. d. Red Cross Chapters assisted 257,000 veterans and their families, and Red Cross liaison workers at regional offices of the Veterans Administration and in U. S. Government hospitals aided 59,200 veterans in filing or proving claims, obtaining hospitalization and in support of their dependents. a. Red Cross service to men in the regular establish- ment and to veterans is intelligent, personal and practical. CI, This work is made possible by the 4,500,000 men and women who enroll in the Red Cross at the time of its annual Roll Call, held each year from Armistice Day to Thanksgiving Day. 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 F I M 1 m M 1, r The Alligator Company Reg. U. S. Pat, Off. ST. LOUIS, MO., U. S. A. ' • mA ■ Viewed as a wliol This was in the Me Hall. 486 INFANTRY JOURNAL O p ,- ■1 h r L- ' " ' ' Lj o i r 1X A ' he United States Infantry Association salutes the Corps of Cadets and welcomes the members of the Class of 1937 as commissioned officers of the Army Protection and The Home To provide the kind of insurance protection characteristic of a premier stock fire insurance company — To render to the assured the kind of insurance service ex- pected of a leader — To exhibit at all times that fairness and promptness in adjust- ins losses which has earned its splendid reputation — These are the standards prescribed for The Home of New York In keeping with the place it occupies in the business of insurance. A policy in The Home offers the utmost in insurance pro- tection. I ' M THE HOME INSURANCE COMPANY NEW YORK 59 MAIDEN LANE NEW YORK, N. Y. FOR FIRE, AUTOMOBILE, MARINE AND ALLIED LINES OF INSURANCE, SEE YOUR AGENT OR BROKER Strength «» Reputation «» service 488 ' ' National The COLT NATIONAL MATCH Automatic Pistol is the regulation Government Model side arm perfected for match competition. With velvet-smooth, hand honed target action and a super-prccisioncd match barrell. Full grip, fine balance, three safety features. Now available with " Stevens " adjustable rear target sight and ramp type front sight. Colt National Match brings you accuracy, power and smoothness never before equalled in a caliber .45 Automatic Pistol. Can also be furnished with fixed rear sight if preferred. Send for a copy of the complete Colt Catalog COLT ' S PATENT FIRE ARMS MFG. CO. coN Phil B. Bekeart Co., Pacific Coast Representative, 731 Market Street, San Francisco, California 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 489 The ' ' old grads ' ' will tell you the advantages of Rogers Peet! The " old grads " know Rogers Peet clothes — how perfectly styled they are — how well tailored — how long wearing. Today Rogers Peet fashions are headlined by leading stores from coast to coast. You can ' t make any mistake " going Rogers Peet. " Ask the " old grads " who know us best! um w Kitffvrs Peet • Makern of Fine Clothes NEW YORK: Fifth Avenue at Fnrty-First St.. Liberty ,S». nt Broaduny. Warren St. at Broaduay. 13th St. at Broaduay. 3Sth St. at Broadway In BOSTON: 104 Tremnut St. at Hrumfivld St. 490 THE CHAS. H. ELLIOTT CO 17th street and LEHIGH AVENUE PHILADELPHIA, PENN. Steel and Copper Plate Engravers Photogravures Catalogues and View Books Commencement and Wedding Invitations Engraved Stationery Dance Programs Diplomas Class Programs Makers of Specially Designed Christmas Greeting Cards Class Jewelry and Insignia 491 TS MORE THAAf A BC r-iTS A BARGAIN! IF YOU believe only an eight can give you the performance you want, here is the eight to see before you buy. This bigger, better, Silver-Streaked beauty has brought Pontiac an even greater repu- tation for smartness, smoothness, comfort, and brilliant engineering. And it will bring you — at a price below that of some sixes — length enough and width enough to make six passengers comfortable . . the unexcelled riding ease of costly-car Knee-Action and big-car weight . . . the smartness and luxury expressed in its proud title of the most beautiful thing on wheels . . . performance equal in dash, smoothness, and quietness to any eight you can name . . . plus economy that very few cars built today can boast. That ' s Pontiac ' s idea of a bargain. One ride and you ' ll agree. PONTIAC MOTOR DIVISION, PONTIAC, MICHIGAN General Motors Sales Corporation 492 THE MOORE PRINTING COMPANY INCORPORATED ART PRINTERS and PUBLISHERS NEWBURGH-ON-HUDSON ■ ' i-nili ' i ' s of " THE POINTER " " BUGLE NOTES " " PEGASUS REMOUNTS " CLASS YEAR BOOKS NEW YORK The dies for all Class Crests and nearly all Miniature Rings of the United States Mili- tary Academy are in this Establishment from which a Crest or Ring for any desired year may be obtained. The convement Servtce-by-Matl Department is ojfered to those who are undbic to mal{e purchases m persor — photographs and prices of any art de desired sent upon request. INQUIRIFS INVITFI-) ESTABLISHED 1832 1218 Chestnut Street Philadelohia 493 Georgia Military College Accredited military preparatory school in Georgia ' s most historic location. Best advantages at $495.00. Honor School D sthii iiishal Alumni Inspiring Teachers Junior College Manual Training Preparatory Department Music Department Junior School Championship Teams s8th year Catalog on request. Opens Sept. 8 COL. J. H. JENKINS, Pres. Milledgeville, Georgia COCHRAN -BRYAN The Annapolis Preparatory School ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND A faculty of Naval Academy and University Gradu- ates; years of experience in preparing candidates for Annapolis, West Point, Coast Guard Academy. Catalog on request. Highly Individual Instruction SPECIAL RATES TO THE SERVICES S. Cochran, Principal Lt. Comdr., U. S. N. iHet.l A. W. Bryan, Secret, Lt. ijgi U. S. N. iRel.) OKLAHOMA MILITARY ACADEMY AN HONOR SCHOOL Standard Four Year High School and Two Year College courses, fully accredited. CAVALRY AVIATION Total yearly costs, covering everything except spending money, only $630.00. Special concessions to the Officers of the Army and Navy. COLONEL WALTER E. DOWNS PRESIDENT Claremore Oklahoma Allentown Preparatory School Muhlenberg Academy A private school in the beautiful Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, equal in rating and equipment to any academy in the country, offers Preparation for all Colleges and Universities A School Program for the Individual Boy Recreational Activities for All Character Building an Essential Feature A Well Established Junior School for Younger Boys Moderate Tuition Costs in Convenient Payments For Further Information and Catalogue Write ALLENTOWN PREPARATORY SCHOOL ALLENTOWN, PENNA. An approved summer school July 5 to August 13, 1937 NEW YORK MILITARY ACADEMY CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON NEW YORK A School of Distinction A Preparatory School where Military Training is emphasized as the best training for Civil Life and as a National Asset in times of Emergency. Preparing for WEST POINT The Stanton Preparatory Academy CORNWALL, N. Y. 5 Miles from West Point — New Fireproof Dormitory This school enjoys the unique honor and distinc- tion of being the only school preparing for West Point which has had its students achieve Distin- guished Cadet Honors at West Point eiery year since the school was founded in 1925. This iin- equallcil record is attributed to the methods of instruction, individual attention and the Advanced Course covering first year work at West Point. Colonel H. G. Stanton, Graduate, West Point, 191 1, Instructor, Dept. of Mathematics, West Point, 1914- 1917, Assistant Professor, West Point, 1921-1925. 494 I The original West Point preparatory school The BR ADEN SCHOOL National Preparatory Academy Founded by Lt. Braden in 1883 Specialized Curriculum Individual Instruction Under a Headmaster with 22 years ' experience in preparing candidates for West Point . V. VAN SLY KE Gornwall-on-Hudson, N. Y. Catalog on request VALLEY FORGE MILITARY ACADEMY at the Nation ' s Shrine A ]jre])aratory school for young men 12 to 20. Also a Junior Col- lege of Business Administra- tion. New fireproof dormitories, modern Academic Building and Library, large Riding and Rec- reation Hall. Stables, Oynma- sium. High scholastic standards with special supervision for in- dividu.al student. S|)ccial preparation for United States Military Academy and United States Naval Academy. Graduates enrolled in leading universi- ties. Located fifteen miles from Philadelphia. Large .ithletic fields; all organized sports, golf, polo, swimming, tennis. Senior Unit R.O.T.C., Cavalry, Infantry and Band. For catalogue, address VALLEY FORGE MILITARY ACADEMY Wayne Pennsylvania t A TRIBUTE TO TWO FRIENDS WHO WILL NEVER FAIL YOU —your Pipe and Tobacco JNo MATTER what path you may follow after college, no matter what obstacles you may encounter on the way, at least two good friends will always be there to give you solace and comfort— your pipe and tobacco. Give your pipe the hest chance to serve you — by " feeding " it the right tobacco— Edgeworth. Larus Bro. Co., Rich- mond, Va., Tobacconists since 1877- 495 Compliments of The Thayer- West Point on the U. S. Military Reservation WEST POINT, NEW YORK A " TREADWAY INN " West Point Souvenirs, Post Cards, Pennants. ose HIGHLAND FALLS, N. Y. Opposite the Post Office About 500 feet from the entrance to West Point South Gate Telephone 2062 First National Bank HIGHLAND FALLS, N. Y. The Bank Nearest West Point DIRECTORS Lieut. Colonel C. L. Fenton, U. S. A. Major S. E. Reinhart, U. S. A. Theodore Michel Abraham Kopald George S. Nichols MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT I NSURANCE CORPORATION West Point Taxi Service A. BOSCH SON WEST POINT, N. Y. 5 7 PASSENGER CARS Uniformed Chaujfeurs CARS MEET ALL BOATS AND TRAINS SPECIAL PARTIES PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO HIGHLAND FALLS, N. Y. Phone Dial 520 WEST POINT, N. Y. Phone 181 496 PHOTOGRAPHERS 520 Fifth Avenue New York Official Photographers to the 1937 Howitzer 497 " We ' ll either hare to put up more shelves for our trophies or quit play- ing Spalding ' ' Athletic Equipment. " A. G. Spalding Bros. Quality Athletic Goods Stores in all principal cities Since 1879 Vogel has manufactured High Grade BOOTS and SHOES • E. VOGEL, Inc. 21 Warren Street Near City Hall New York City For Style Quality and Good Fit See STARIN BROS. Makers nf Fine Clothes Since 1896 H.irra.ks..iui C h.ipcl. Camp from .ibov -Sw.ns It. " 498 b The Raynster label in a wet weather coat is your assur- ance of long service and real A eather protection. United Stales Rubber Products, Inc United States Rubber Comp 33 4f MORE MB PER DOLLAR ! FLASHING V-8 PERFORMANCE Now quieter, thriftier, in 2 engine sizes. EASY-ACTION SAFETY BRAKES You push gently and stop quickly! The safety of steel from pedal to wheels. CENTER-POISE RIDE All passengers " amidships, " between the axles. ARRESTING NEW DESIGN It ' s one of . merica ' s most distinctive cars! SOUND-CONDITIONED BODIES Sev- eral insulating materials used to shut out noise, heat, cold. Rubber " pillows " between body and frame. LUXURIOUS INTERIORS— Tailored upholstery, exquisite wood-grain trim and instrument panel. MORE MILES PER GALLON Owners say22to27withtheThrifty60, " most ever " with the brilliant new 85. ALL-STEEL CONSTRUCTION Top, sides, fioor, welded to steel frame- work. Safety Glass throughout. NEW " LOAD-HOG " LUGGAGE SPACE Large compartments with outside openings. EFFORTLESS STEERING Shockless type. Smart new steering wheels. SILENCED OPERATION-Engine, transmission, axles, brakes. ADVANCED CONVENIENCES Bat- tery under engine hood. Starter button on dash. Parking brake off floor, at driver ' s left. " V " wind- shields that open. Two door-pillar lights in sedans. $25 A MONTH, after usual down pay- ment, buys any 1937 Ford V-8 car. Ask us about the easy payment plans of the Universal Credit Company. YOUR FORD DEALER FORD V 8 The Brilliant ' ' 85 " The Thrifty W s m % ' te 500 COVERS for the I 1937 HOWITZER by NATIONAL PUBLISHING COMPANY 239 South American St. Philadelphia, Pa. Manufacturers of Exclusive Year Book Covers and DeLuxe Bindings 501 Where Shall We Go Tonight? J HALL we skip back in our own hi ;!:nry and live tliroufi h a drama in colonial times . . . or in the stirring jjionccr days in the Old West . . . or in the dramatic ])eriod during and after the War be- tween the States i Shall we board a magic carpet and visit the mystic P ast ? Shall we a(henture, laugh, weep, love and hate with people in our own time i 1 Time and Space cease to eaist for the modern movic( oer. -cho can soar on cinematic -cin( s to the ultimate in screen entertainment. Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc. WiLi, H. Hays. President Bray Productions, Inc. The Caddo Co., Inc. Columbia Pictures Corj). Cosmopolitan Corporation Cecil B. de.Millc Productions, Inc. Walt Disney Productions, Ltd. Eastman Kodak Company Educational Films Corp. of . meric Electrical Research Products, Inc. First National Pictures, Inc. MEMBERS Samuel Goldwyn, Inc. D. W. Griffith. Inc. Inspiration Pictures, Inc. Jesse L. Lasky Productions .Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Dist. Corp. Paramount Pictures Inc. Pioneer Pictures, Inc. Principal Pictures Corp. R C A Manufacturing Compiny. liic R K O Radio Pictures. Inc. Reliance Pictures, Inc. Hal Roach Studios, Inc. Selznick International Pictures, Inc. Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. United Artists Corp. Universal Pictures Corp. Vitagraph, Inc. Walter Wanger Productions, Inc. WMrnir Bros. Pictures, Inc. 502 m TRUE i;i) v. w. 1111.1. luf, I.N TIIK ,IL l.Y. l!)()-. ' . i.ssuf of THE ENGRAVER AND ELECTRO- TYPER a two-page article annouiiceil the formation of a new organization. Tlie message began witii tlie statement, " The Photo- engraving firm of great promise is tliat of the ,lahn and Oilier Engrav- ing t ' o. " Tiiis pro))hecy was a truism, borne out with the passing of the years, each one (if which recorded an orderly and steady growth. More .skilled men were developed within the organization, newer machines and cameras replaced equipment as fa.st as they became obsolete, and on five oc- casions it became necessary to find larger quarters until at present the firm occupies its own modern, rirciiroot liuiliiiiig. Parallel with tliis unceasing expansion there eanie an cver-widiiiing clientele, wiiose increasing ))atronage eventually ))l.ieed the Jalin Oilier Engraving Co. in the (losition of unquestioned leadership. For iii;iny years we li.ne hicii tlic largest School Annual eiigr.iMrs in America; and in tlu ' eiiiiiuurei.il field we serve a distinguisiied gnuip l the most ])rogressive n.itiiin.i! .iilvertisers. Tu us. tills measure if sueeiss calls for no laurel wre.itli. Rather, we .leeipt it .IS a solemn res|ionsiliility, realizing fully tli.it tlic |)ace-maker iKit oiilv sets the st.-md.irds iif (pi.-ility .-ind si ' rxi ' e for the iiiilustry. Iiiit must sust.iin them liy his .lei-oiiiplishinents. Ours is a simple foniiul.i : Aniliitinn. Iionesty .md integrity, constant hard work, kr, ping .ilireast of iiiiproveineiits. Iiuilding a loyal capable organi- z.ition. .111(1 tre.-iting our eiistoiiiers ,is f.iirly as we expect them to treat us. All these factors have beeenie welded into .i fixed policy, and it will rem.iin constant — unalterabU — as the years eontinue their pliantoiii march. J IHW OLLIER EIGR IVIIO CO s : flr.v ' ir. ' ,shni it „ Uniilrvanl. Cliirinin. Illniois 503 GENERAL INDEX Page no ACTIVITIES, CADET •109 ADMINISTRATION 29 " A " MEN, MAJOR 310 " A " MEN, MINOR 360 ATHLETIC COUNCIL 312 ATHLETICS 305 Baseball 343 Basketball 327 Boxing 366 Cross Country 370 Fencing 380 Football 313 Golf 392 Gymnastics Hockey Lacrosse Polo Soccer Swimming Tennis Track BIOGRAPHIES COLORS COLOR GUARD COMMITTEES, CADET COMPANIES " A " Company 372 386 335 382 376 362 390 351 153 154 413 " K " 206 " L " 222 " M " 234 CLASS HISTORY 259 DEDICATION 6 DEPARTMENTS 39 FOREWORD 10 FRONTISPIECE 6 IN MEMORIAM 12 NAVY GAMES 395 OCCASIONS 439 Camp llluminotion 449 Hops 450 Hundredth Night 444 June Week 451 Ring Smoker 448 PUBLICATIONS 429 Bugle Notes 438 Christmas Card 438 Howitzer 430 Pointer 434 STAFFS, ATHLETIC Cheerleaders 309 Football Coaching Stotf 313 Trainers 309 STAFFS, BATTALION First Bottalion 63 Second " 123 Third 183 STAFF, REGIMENTAL 62 UNDERCLASSES 243 Second Class 244 Third Class 250 Fourth Class 254 VIEWS 13 INDEX TO ADVERTISEMENTS AIRCRAFT RADIO CORP 467 ALLENTOWN PREPARATORY SCHOOL 494 HENRY V ALLIEN CO. 463 ALLIGATOR CO 486 AMERICAN AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC SALES CO 481 AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL CLUB OF NEW YORK 460 AMERICAN RED CROSS 486 ANNAPOLIS PREPARATORY SCHOOL 494 ARUNDEL CORP, 479 ASSOCIATION OF ARMY AND NAVY STORES, INC. 505 B. G CORPORATION 470 BAILEY, BANKS BIDDLE CO 493 BAUSCH LOMB OPTICAL CO 484 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 464 BRADEN SCHOOL 495 BROOKS COSTUME CO 476 CASTLE GATE HOSIERY GLOVE CO, INC. 462 CHARLOTTESVILLE WOOLEN MILLS 485 COLT-CROMWELL CO , INC. 468 COLT ' S PATENT ARMS MANUFACTURING CO. 489 COUNTRY LIFE PRESS 473 CURTISS-WRIGHT CORP 459 DEHNER CO, INC 466 DOUBLEDAY, DORAN CO, INC. 473 CHARLES H ELLIOTT CO 491 FEDERAL SERVICES FINANCE CORP. 467 FRO-JOY ICE CREAM 476 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, HIGHLAND FALLS 496 FORD MOTOR CO. 500 GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE 494 GORSART CO. 479 DANIEL HAYS CO 475 HOME INSURANCE CO NEW YORK 488 HORSTMANN UNIFORM CO, 480 HOTEL ASTOR 478 C H HYER SONS 462 INFANTRY JOURNAL 487 JAHN OLLIER ENGRAVING CO. 503 KREMENTZ CO 481 LARUS BRO., CO 495 LIGGETT MYERS TOBACCO CO. 469 G. C MERRIAM CO 466 N S MEYER, INC 484 MOORE PRINTING CO 493 MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF AMERICA, INC. 502 NATIONAL PUBLISHING CO. 501 NEVERBREAK TRUNK CO 476 NEW YORK MILITARY ACADEMY 494 NORTH STAR WOOLEN MILLS CO. 489 OKLAHOMA MILITARY ACADEMY 494 OKONITE CO 474 OLDSMOBILE DIV., GENERAL MOTORS SALES CORP. 465 PALISADES INTERSTATE PARK COMMISSION 482 PARKER HOUSE 467 PEAL CO. 468 POINTER 471 PONTIAC MOTOR DIV, GENERAL MOTOR SALES CORP 492 REVEILLE UNIFORM CO 466 ROGERS PEET CO. 490 B ROSE 496 SEAMEN ' S BANK FOR SAVINGS 463 JULIUS SIMON 468 W J SLOANE 462 SOCONY-VACUUM OIL CO., INC 482 A. G SPALDING BRO 498 SPERRY GYROSCOPE CO 474 STANTON PREPARATORY ACADEMY 494 STAR IN BROS, 498 STETSONS 483 THAYER— WEST POINT INN 496 TIFFANY CO, 461 UNITED AIRCRAFT CORP. 477 UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION 479 UNITED STATES RUBBER CO 499 VALLEY FORGE MILITARY ACADEMY 495 VICTORIA HOTEL 484 E VOGEL INC 498 WEST POINT TAXI SERVICE 496 WHITE STUDIOS 497 WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL CORP 45° YANKEE STADIUM a.n 504 FROM GRAY TO BLUE (Dedicated to ilie Cldss of iW7, USMA) March on and out from these grim halls As cadet men of old. Have gone before you, lads m gray. Their duty to enfold. From gray to b lue you pass today Success has croivned your path. Success? hlot yet — the road is long. Tour journey starts at last. March on and out from these grim halls To you the torch is tossed. Hold high aloft its flaming ight Lest Honor true be lost. Today as never. Fate is stern The hearts of men to try; When fear abounds and doubts assail The price of courage is high. From Cray to Blue you staltvart lads Pass noiv as duty calls. Before you, others brave and true Have gone from these same halls. Tou go from Corps to Army, Tou bind the n together as one. Keep faith unth the symbols of duty. As others before you have done. (With our Smcere Congnitidations) Association of Army and Navy Stores, Inc. 469 Fifth Avenue New York, N. Y. •TTT ■r iltil i

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