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I 1 u WITH THIS, THE 48TH VOLUME OF THE HOWI ' THE CLASS OF % It $ +$ s tf s «s BiSBWSi ! OUR kind old Alma Mater. Our rock-bound Highland home . We ' ll cast back many a foiul regret As o ' er life ' s seas we roam; Until on our last battlefield The lights of Heaven shall glow. We ' ll never fail to drink to Her And Benny Havens. Ob! " m . This is the story of the Class of 1 944; the story of West Point performing its mission in peace and in war. This is a study of " lasts " and " firsts " . The Class of 1944 was the last to enter West Point in peace. It was the last to receive the old type Beast Barracks, the last to have a yearling Summer Camp. It was the first to train at Camp Popolopen, the first to participate in full scale maneuvers at Pine Camp. This is the story of the Class of 1944. ' • ' r ' V V - V itv$V$ 4 ' : tfUH.iff Ti 9Q |0 MATTER how many times in years to come J men of ' 44 may gather about Thayer Monu- ment to pay tribute to their comrades who have gone before, the last man will bear in his heart far more vivid IMPRESSIONS of our three years at West Point than we can ever hope to portray in these pages. No one of us will ever forget Beast Barracks, Yearling Summer Camp, Christinas Furlough, First Class Summer, Week- Ends, or June Week. If the HOWITZER for 1944 will refresh the memories of but one old grad, if it will bring a smile to the face of but one man, it will have fulfilled the purpose to which it has been dedicated. 3blJaf.,MiSi i. ,i Wt»SS ' 3»fi ' 3GZsn Framing our of West Point later steadied " retreats cow " . H K from Mos- The Cadet Chapel, stately, with its banner draped walls, resounds with the thunderous chords of " The Corps " . : ■ ;: «,• ' 3? ¥- ' JiQ Sm ■mm .f- ■• ■ " ■ -. Home of the Academic Board — " Headquarters United States Mili tary, West Point, New York, — ' The Administration REI 1M JML n ■ ' 4 ' L- ' " ' 3 » you? " : x.£ P % --• ►%ilwPi ;S- ■■ ■ ' ii ' t ' m i Tt Lei -{ ffl - " tSfe " 5 : -v. » ' V ' 6 fe I V Washington Hall — " This is mah house " — " Get the meat on the road, Mister " — " Sit up, Doowillie. " " Sir, there is a hop tonight in the South Gymnasium for the first and third classes. " Camp Clinton, with its Color Lines and its rat races, fades into a memory. Rendezvous of sweethearts, home of " boodle-hounds, " center of cadet social life — Grant Hall. I 3 w i$msk T - " m yc y y ftf] I ' 1J £k fl |l£r| as»»3$ v; .• i- -r ' — BV ■ ' Ilk ffii? S , : to Thayer Hotel — Sunday DP ' s — a midnight stroll always terminated by a four minute mile. ; -: ' " ; Who ' s the proie he ' s draggin ' |3 Tasted the punch? " — Let ' s go out on the balcony " — Cullum Hall — " to the officers and graduates of the United States Military Academy. " ' They may lead no front line regiment to face the blazing steel, But they mold the gallant officers who win the victors ' seal; They devote their martial talent to the men who ' ll stem the foe; And we know their souls will surely rest with Benny Havens, Oh! AKith steaming cider flips and flapjacks, quick humor, and warm congeniality, Benny played perfect host and generous friend to all who of the pipe, the cup, and the song would partake . . . Grant, Sherman. -Meade, and Sheridan were among his frequent guests and staunch friends . . . Many there were who carried with them on their after taps sorties, cadet blankets to swap for a flip, a tune, and a yarn — and many there are who would swap a cherished sack for " one more of the same ' " at Benny ' s today. Fpji i :v2 Franklin D e 1 si 11 o Roosevelt ommanJefi-in-. £ ikj of I lie Armies of the Unit ed States 33 The Honorable Henrv L. Sliinsoia pecfrek iif 0 IUm % on General George C. Marshall. Jr. g ikjel kH Major General Francis B. Wilby ufiemtenJent ' ? ' ffie (UmfeJ ktes Qflilik lif $4caJemif trigadier General George II n Commandant of Cadets 1943- I Brigadier General Philip E. Gallagher Commandant of Cadets 19i2-1943 37 • ' ■ « i ; ■ j SUPERINTENDENTS STAFF • ' com Roto: Colonel L. S. Smith. Colonel F. W. Bowlev, Colonel W. B. Meister, Major General F. B. Wilby (Superintendent), Colonel R. C. F. Goetz. Colonel J. F. Byron.. Colonel II. W. Warner. .Second Row: Major F. S. HolTer. Jr.. Colonel A. C. M. Azoy. Colonel M. Wildrick. Colonel F. G. Fraser, ' Lt. Colonel G. B. Finnegan. Jr., Ll. Colonel W. J. Morton. Third Row: Monsignor G. G. Murdock, Major W. A. Hunt. Jr.. Major G. P. Madigan, Colonel L. McC. Jones. Captain R. L. Martin. Major R. D. Briggs. Rear Ron: Major J. P. Scroggs, Major J. L. Howerton. Major . L. Kost, Captain (Ch) J. P. Fellows. From Row: Ms Major L. F. He V. Si, i.in IMIV )r E. E. Pe d. Back Ron rill. Jr. M Sgl l.i. c K. A. 1 ' erry, r. Pres i Sgi $iiperiiiteii€leiit s Staff and Detachment Officers EH ■ It was not until well along in plebe year tliat we had our first contact with the outfits tliat were responsible lor our practical instruction, the people who genuinely " showed us how. " in short, the post detachment troops. Since that first delayed meeting, our tactical and academic instruction has been continually interspersed with practical applica- tion as taught bv these small, highly specialized groups. The Infantry Detachment cadre from Benning ' s 2 )th gave us our machine gun. pistol, and grenade throwing. The Field Artillery acquainted us with the 75 ' s and 105 " s, showed us how to fire them, then made us do it. The Cavalry showed us how to ride, and worked with us in branch instruction. Prom the Engineer Detachment, we learned the secrets of demolitions, pontoon bridges, camouflage, and sapping. We studied theory and applica- tion from the Coast Artillery and later were drilled in FIELD ARTILLERY DETACHMENT Capt. V. B. Balladay, Capt. II. W. Rainey Maj. P. Burns. Maj. ' R. A. White, M Sgt. F W. Stocks. setting up the Bofore, the 90 ' s, searchlights, and Other necessary anti-aircraft equipment. On maneuvers, we were able to observe the integration of all these mixed units into a smooth-functioning whole. Our debt to all these special troops is indeed great for it is the who have taken us in hand and instructed us in the practical work which will be so important in the ensuing years after graduation. Our studies in tactics will be of great service, but the practical knowledge we have gained from working with the detachments will be invaluable. INFANTRY DETA( l ' V,i Left to Right: Major Francis M. Rooney, Major Robert ft lurry, 1st Sgt. Lloyd E. Denney, Capt. Carter 1 ' . Maguire coast uTiu.i:m detachment t. Worr.ll. Capt. M. II. Smoak, Col. J. L. McGuiness, Capt. S. I). Crawford. Jr. 39 Academi Because its deliberations and decisions are confidential, an air of mystery surrounds the Academic Board. It does, however, grant diplomas and make recommendations fi commissions in the army. Major changes in instructi (such as that occasioned by the change from four years instruction to three) and the adoption of new text books must be approved by a majority vote of the members. Of course it is the Academic Board which sets standards f( : ,ks ■.. Colonel T. I). St I ' i-ii i-ssdi Viliitiri and Engineerin • : l ' ivfn n.nBGEN. George Hon: •feimhl 1 1 Unmandant of Cadets I ' m , ei. K. G. Alexander r Military Topography and Graphics Colon ei. Y. E. Morriso Professor Modern .iinj|mi« M Foard ■ ■ n ' iinHrnr. . ■ H initial !i,-» tat in . :. standards mission anc d standards of proficiency; one of its less well lown responsibilities is the selection of memorials to be aced in Cullnm Hall. Working under the shadows of their prototype Charle- agne and his fighting cohort, these military educators intinue to m aintain the highest academic standards ;spite the reduction of their four year base of operations three. ilonel L. C. Lei Professor Ordnai Colonel C. W. West Professor Law WlS.il. Initially the fencing instructor, later a mem- ber of the Modern Languages stall ' . Monsieur Vauthier has come to be a living embodi- ment of the traditions and institutions car- ried on here in the last lour decades. Twenty- five years ago. men who now command field armies, were Plebes applying themselves dili- gently at their desks, as he dictated from the front of the room. His work, his active interest, his forty-year tenure in office, have all made ' Mig Fixe " as integral a part of the cadem as the ver walls themselves. " Yes, Monsieur I autltier, nr get llml well Eight French Irtillery, 1880 Detailed Fencing School, Joinville Cercle cTEscrime de la Madeleine, 1890-1893 Master of Fencing, ( SM I. 1904-1912 Instructor. Dep ' t of Modern Languages. 1912-10 12 M. Louis Yautlii »i ' Hi WBALUTE irmW jf Department j of Chemistry and Electricity ling. Ll. Col. P. M. Ilonnell. Snoml «» ■: Captain S. A. Ward. Lt. Col. C. K. Nichols. Major L. A. Ku Jr., Lt. Col. M. I.. ebb. Rrar Run: Major L. E. Johnson, .Major R. I. Heinlein. Jr. I- i JU DEPARTMENT Of II EMIS Tin C. L. Fenton Front Row: Lt. Col. Wa C. II. Wood J. Millikin. Major L. L. Beckedorff, Lt. Col. T. I. Ryan, I llace, Lt. Col. M. H. Halff. Major ( . . ' Clia. . Major C. II. Sims. Major R. II. Lane. Major C. E. R Jr.. Capt. C. C. Dodge. Capt. J. R. Oswalt. Jr., Capt C. Atkinson. Colonel C. L. Fenlon, ■i mid Row: Major N. Farrell. Major Major B. R. Bierer. Rear Role: Capt. . J. F. Moody, Major A. F. Johnson. ' The erasure of our second class year necessitated the telescoping of the traditional i cl c i noii 1 1 1 of d ii in is tr into six, with general satisfaction all around. Chaun- cey ' s illuminating lectures — replete with yellow pads under the seats — were the high points of our superficial survey of the microcosm. Unlike its predecessor, the course in juice was maintained in its entiretj for the length of first class academics. The laws of )hm and Kirchaff became lucidh clear when we hooked in a Whetestone bridge across 110 volt leads. The niceties of the potentiometer, the bewilderment of armature reaction, the complexities ol motor construction, the great vistas of radio: all these paraded before us. The payoff? Double-edged. Obviously there was a contribution to what we hesitate to stigmatize as cultural understanding. Equally certain is the practical application of textbook knowledge and laboratory procedure to the countless electrical devices in the Army. K P I kilU | Fr Urn ■ I Ll 1 MILITARY HISTORY ml Row: laj. . I). Dickinson, Lt. Col. R. A. Hill (Assistant Professor), Col. T. D. Stamps (Professor), Col. J. J. Outcalt, Maj. J. P. " Neil. Rear Row: Maj. C. L. Hassmami. Capt. H. Y. Clark. Maj. . . Ison. Capt. V. P. Carlson, Maj. II. C Travis. Capt. J. P. linger, Capt. J. J. Bugas. Department of Military Art and Engineering Colonel T. D. Stamps When, as Yearlings, we sloshed hip-deep in the muck near Target Hill, we had little idea that the bridges we were assembling were structures absolutely safe in horizontal shear, in bending moment, and in clearance. But now we know, and such are the wages of edification at the hands of the Department of Mili- tary Engineering. The " Art " half of the Department ' s title had us mildh ad. lied, but not for long. Mere indeed was the meat of our entire militarj education — the historj of the (Jreat Captains and their wars. No other course has such unanimilv of proval accorded by the cadets. No other course is so full of the fibres of the ompetent military leader. 45 Department of English Something new has heen added. And that something evoked shrieks from the First Class when they examined their academic schedules for ' 43- ' 44. First Class English! Visions of Beowulf danced through our heads. These premonitions were quickly set aside by assurances that the course was to be a series of practical lessons of military nature to be given by the students. It was then that the entire course in English came into focus. The painful prodding through grammar and literature during plebe year, the multitudinous themes and speeches of yearling year, now these appeared as essential preliminaries to real practice of what we shall be doing for the rest of our natural careers. For even if the officer is nothing else he is a teacher. ( lol.OMCI. C. K. WllKIT FIRST CLASS INSTRUCTORS Raul Clark. Jr., Lt. Col. T. S. Sinkler, Jr., Colonel Clayton E. Wheat, Lt. Col. E. R. Fitzpatrick. Front Knit: 1,1. Col. R. II. Sa Wheal, Lt. Col. DuPre R. D; S. Sinkler, Jr., Colonel Clayton E. II. I ' feilTer. Second Row: I.I. Col. , Lt. Col. E. R. Fi l .pa trick. Lt. . 1. Willing, I.I. Col. K. G. Finkenaur, Lt. Col. W. II. Cornell. Major II. A. Hughes, Ll. Col. J K Slander. Major II. M. Daniels. Rear lime: Captain W. R. Scheuring, Major II. R. Hughes, Lt. I a ill J Amen, Major R. C. Harrow, Major W. E. Mather. " and literal, Bb you remember how you used to inspect the histor) section rooms from the Vrea to see if the lights were oft ' and a lecture assured? I ' irsi we scanned the political ami social history of modern Europe, replete with Metterniches, Richelieus, Edwards, wars, treaties, and possibly a date or two. With utter unconcern we discarded three thousand years and spanned ten thousand miles to commence a study of the history of the Far East. The names were un- pronounceable but today ' s newspaper citations of Changteh, Kamchatka, and the Kuriles have physical reality for us. Three months devoted to analysis of our government and those of the foreign powers gave new insight into the amazing complexity of government. Little wonder that lectures were so assiduously courted. Probably there is no less engaging subject than that of economic theory, hut il is the pick- and -shovel work prerequisite loan understanding of the economics of war and international re- lations. And these are surelybasic to a comprehension of the ramification of ourbusiness — war. Department of Economics, Government and History Front ' ..« li. C. I,. Scott. Rear Row: 1st Li. l. k. Bushong, ; »;. . I,ip k . Cupl. I,. H. Led for. I. Ll. Col. .1. I . Si I Major J. 1. Coffey, fsl Lt. J. E. Kendrick, 1st Ll. 1). Department of Law Major . 1). Denson, Ll. Col. G. E. Levines, Capl. A. H. Linilsav. Major II. B. Thompson. Col. C. W. West 1,1. Col. E. M. OConnell Ass ' t. Prof, of Law Prof, of Law Lt. Col. G. B. Fii Staff Judge Advocate The popularity of a course of study may be quite divorced from its utility, but in the case of Law the two are coequal. For years cadets have looked forward to Law classes as refreshing respites from the grim exactitude of the ubiquitous slide rule. Untangling the involvements of Sgt. Hothead, Ll. Jergue, Miss Lewd, Pvt. A. W. Oler has considerable more attraction than the integral of sin x dx. Besides the human interest of the subject, the course in Law has another high recommenda- tion. And this is the realization of the recurring use of the instruction after graduation. Every officer can attest to the necessity of familiarity with the AW and with courts-martial procedure. June first won ' t find us counsellors of Philadelphian variety, but rather as fairly competent interpreters of military justice. 9 of Mathematics ... x . i 1 Row: Maj. J. X. Walsh, Lt. Col. H. A. Robinson, Lt. Col. R. A. Sharrer, Col. Harris Jones, Lt. Col. fain, Lt. Col. V. S. Lawrence. Second Rote: Maj. E. P. loleman, Capt. D. E. Kibbey, Capt. W. Bobalke, K. G. Fuller, Capt. B. M. Ingersoll. Rear Row: Capt. E. A. Hazlewood, Capt. A. G. Rorick, Capt. Farnell, Capt. P. J. Kiernan, Major R. C. Yates. ith absence card unmarked, it is time to enter a few choice sentences about the Depart- aent of Mathematics. Now the Department works under a terrific handicap. Every normal child is born with an instinctive fear of soap and the Calculus. It is West Point ' s job to thwart lature and to instill a healthy respect for both. More specifically, it is this Department ' s job to make the future officer look with wonder and a sort of admiration upon matters within the realm of the sliding ruler. And throughout two of the cadet ' s three years day after day the dirty work is done. These paragraphs are admittedly the products of a prejudiced pen. Reluctantly the un- jqualled mental discipline of math is acknowledged. " For this is the law of the Slipstick, and ever she makes it plain: ' Send not your foolish and feeble; send me your strong and your sane — Strong for the trig and the solid; sane, for I harry them sore; Send me men girt for the combat, men who are men of the Corps. " " I -Front Row: Lt. Col. R. M. Miner, Lt. Col. J. C. Moore. Lt. Col. M. G. Pobl, Col. Harris Jo |Lt. Col. C. F. McNair, Lt. Col. G. E. Keeler, Lt. Col. J. E. Diefemlorf. Jr. Second Row: Maj. P. E Johnson. Jr., Capt. B. E. Huffman, Jr., Capt. H. D. Loueks. Maj. P. S. Day. Maj. E. W. FUnl t. S. M. Ramev. Third Row. Lt. Col. F. C. Pvne. Maj. L. O. Pollock, Jr., Maj. | Y. G. De . Charles Roth, Capt. J. Y. Sirain. Lt. R. A. Wise. Fourth Row: Maj. I). M. Marrian, M W. Ferguson. Capt. G. V. Porter. Capt. R. I. Schnittke, Capt. R. P. Yielding. Rear R . C. B. Collier. Jr.. Major II. L. kinsolving. Capt. R. T. Tuck, Lt. F. W. Gtiffen. Coi.onki. Joves Department of Mechanics Front Row: Lt. Col. T. J. Kvan. I.I. Col. S. . Ilolderness. I.I. Col. S. E. Otto, Col. ( . .1. GatchelL (Pro- fe-or). Li.Col.J. R. Parker, Lt. Col. C. B. Hines, Lt. Col. M.II. Halff. Second Row: Capt. F.A.Gerig, Maj. H. W. Taul, Maj. G. G. Forties. Maj. F. I- ' . Cro -rlos,-. laj. U. II. Lane. Maj. I.. L. BeekedorlT. Roar Row: Capt. R. C. Johnson, Capt. J. Millikin. Jr., Capt. J. R. Oswalt. Jr.. Capt. C. C. Dodge, Maj. A. F. Johnson. ' ■ It was a rude shock to run headlong into the Department of Mechanics midway through yearling year. We alread) felt Alias-like with the courses we wore supporting, ami this in- novation soothed like sail in an open wound. Following the traditional division of the subject, we studied in turn Analytical, Strength of Material. Thermal and Fluid Mechanics. Each sub-course was chock-full of matters of real import for the budding officer in the highh mechanical army. Vnd from dim-lit corners of section rooms, choking through the smoke of white-hoi slide rules, we emerged convinced thai I ' does equal Ma. Department of Military Hvgiene ■ Front How: Major .1. I). Slark. Lt. Col. G. D. Jenkins. Col. A. Carl.onell. ( :.,1. . B. Meister (Commanding Officer). Col. W. W. Lasher, Lt. Col. R. O. Leonard. Major H. F. Martin. Second Row: Cant. J. A. Gif Major P. H. Drewrv. Jr., .Major P. I. Nixon, Jr., Major T. K. Morlenson, Major R. J. Kassan, Major F. K. Reid. Third Row: Capt. J. G. Ross, Capt. II. W. Gonrlie, Capt. L. Z. Gordon, Capt. R. W. Winslow. Capt. D. J. Seuccimarra, Capt. A. N. Greminger. Rear Ron: Major J. M. Glenn. Capt. J. K. Kav. Capt. ' A. E. Kessler. WOJG, USA. Colonel Meister, as senior Medical Officer, serves in the dual role of Post Surgeon and Pro- fessor of Militar Hygiene. He and his minions in the station hospital both minister to our infirmities and show us how to avoid them. We are everyday reminded of the toll of sickness by the splinted limbs, the bebandaged eraniums, the arm litis of efficacious herbs that are so common about the campus. And is there one who can forget the devastating regularity of the assembly -line immunization parties? Statistics underline the preponderance of non-effect ives due to illness over battle casual- ties, and if we grasp this significance, we shall the better execute the line officer ' s responsi- bilities for the health of the troops. 1v 1 ■ tvj • It Colon ki. Y. B. Meistkk ( lOLONE] R. G. l E A INDEB 5 ,w fpt Department of Military Topography and Graphics Front Row: Lt. Col. G. N. Irish, Lt. Col. F. T. Berg. Lt. Col. W ■ " . J. Regan. Colonel R. G. Uexander, Lt. Col. W. W. Sisson, Lt. Col. H. W. El.el, Lt. Col. D. D. K ;■,„,„ «,., ■: Major l. S. Dickson, Capt. J. W. Shelley, Major 11. H. Hasting. Major E. W. Jacunski, Major G. D. Carnahan, l.l. Col. I). E. Mileliell. Third Row: ' Major B. W. Maule. Major 1). II. Balmier. Major T. L. Johnson. I.I. G. M. Ball, Capt. W. I. Tellington. Rear Row: Major F. C. Williams. Capt. M. Peterson, Major A. M. Smith, l.l. E. Thor. Typical of the reduction of academic courses, the changes in the celestial heig hts of Wash- ington Hall have placed the emphasis on the stuff that pays off. The department ' s new title, replacing that of Drawing, is indicative of this renovation. Elementarj surveying readied us for surveying in a battery or laying out a camp site. Mechanical drawing prepared us for the countless small designing jobs of an officer. Map and photograph reading are so patently essential that no justification need be entered. The course in Military Topograph) and Graphics has less of the Philadelphia rod and more of the lensatic compass: less of meticulous sectioning and more of map reading. The " arduous eighty-eight " may have brought dislocated eyeballs and palsied lingers, but the dividends r I pro if Row: Major R. W. Haskell, Major R. J. Mercer. Ll. Col. L. V. H. Durfee. Colonel W. E. Mo ■ Professor). Ll. Col. J. F. Greco. Lt. Col. I). I.. Durfee. Ll. Col. T. F. Hoffman. Second Row: Major A. M. I spinosa. Major F. E. Glace, Capl. R. McK. Gibson. Ll. Col. T. H. Slade. Mr. J. Marline .. Major I) l I Marshal. Third Row: Major L. 11. Shaffer. Capl. J. II. Ulley, Capl. R. E. Arthur. Lt. D. P. Day. 1,1. T. S. I tfk i aves. Rftir Ron: Major .1. K. llernan.le ., ll. S. illard, l.i. V .1. Parreno, l.t. If. I. Niess. Depart men I of 3loriei n Lam iia s : slight smattering of applause is now in order for a department that deals in slight smatter- Colonel W. E. Morrison til In the whirl of course-shortening, the war. and whatnot, the Department of Modern ..anguages has tried and succeeded in keeping its feet. Considering the tough mission of || rying to hammer the basics of Frog, Deutsch, Spic, and el Portuguese into already over- Njl : i worked domes, it has done well. I Practical experience, of course, remains the only effective P, but at least we ' ll know ■piough to order ham and eggs in Berlin and Paris. Tokio. on the other hand, presents a I problem. r: « loiiioir: Lt. Col. G. G. Eplev, Lt. Col. H. N. Moorman. Lt. Col. L. V. H. Durfee, Col. W. E. M. i lii r rofe.or). Lt. Col. W. II. Hoover, Lt. Col. W. C. Hav. Second Ron: Major . J. Thinnes. Major t A Lt. Col. G. L. Roberson. Major A. L. Leduc, Mr. C. A. Micaud. Rear Row: Mr. .1. de 01 ' Department of Ordnance ( lol.ONKI I.. ( ' .. I.KIIN Mil) calize ilic deep significance of dial infinitesimal increment between the angle of the datum plane theoretically erected through the muzzle of the gun in a vertical hut there are many of us who are willing to let bygones he bygones ami forgive and forget the Department ' s abortive attempts to plant the flower of mathematics on con- crete sidewalks. Unanimously we rise to acclaim the very first organization in the academy to include among its poopsheets those priceless booklets containing pictures of every piece of arm) equipment — complete with model number. We are grateful too, for some ver illuminating sessions on the inner workings of the shells, grenades, bombs, etc. with which we shall earn our dailj bread, and some extremel) com- forting lectures on the accuracy of the ir Corps with the latter implements. We confess to a lasting bewilderment obtained for Metallurgy in three quick lessons, and our idea of a test of metal in a gunbarrel still remains, simply: " When you shoot it, does the projectile come out the muzzle or the breech? " Ml in all. we write large in th e credit column some very practical instruction; and as for the angle of dangle . . . well, other departments have tried longer and harder to teach us applied mathematics. Seated: Colonel L. C. I nanl (Professor). Standing: Lt. O.I. T. V. Slraub, Lt. Col. P. F. McLamb ( s Prof.-ssor). Lt. Col. J. S. Brierley, Major R. N. Grove. Seated: Major T. K. McManus. " 54 Department of Pliysies Row: Lt. Col. J. B. R. Hines. Lt. Col. K. F. Dawalt. Colonel B. W. Bartlett. (Acting Professor). ,t. Col. R. Hackelt (Assistant Professor), Lt. Col. Longlev. Sn-nml Row: Major R. B. Arnold. Major R. R. Lute, Major J. F. Miller. Jr., Capt. J.W. Roy. Rear Row: 1st Ll. J. C. Stahle, Cant. W. T. Hamilton. Uajor F. I. Pol,!, Capt. L. Ried. Capt. T. J. Thompson. The study of physics marked the rather abrupt shift from the rigorous, pointer-in-the-left- land academics of plebe year to the comparatively rational engineering sciences. From the beginning the Department nurtured in us the conceptions of force, space, and ime and thereby paved the way for later involvmenls in mechanics, military bridges, and rdnance. Here it was that we met our incessant companion for two ears, the slide rule. I f const ane s a criterion, one of the great love affairs of history was enacted. Even the most unrecon- tructed of us ultimately admitted that " all the answers are on the slide rule. " COLONEL B. V. BVKTI.! The U.S.M.A. Band ! ; i He G Some da there is going to be a big figbt over whether or not the Band is eligible to win the drill streamer. nd from where we sit. it looks like a losing light for the ( lorps. Oscillating with stunning speed between Sousa and Sibelius, the United States Military Academj Hand has more technique and hash-marks per unit pound than any similar organization in the world. Right guides have been known to gambol like gazelles when " Sambre et Meuse " comes beating down wind. Who ' s responsible for this? Is there a musician in the house ' .- ' Yesta! Captain Kesta! The besta! And to become still more specific, their accomplish- ments are terrific. The good captain, a bar-room hudd of the biggest names in music, has instituted a program of concentrated culture at the Academy that threatens to make epicures of us all. Concerts, 100th Nite, it looks like art is upon us. There is but one blot on the collective names of the captain and his fellow artistes. One ugly blemish that stands out like a cancerous growth. One outgrowth of the band that thrives in the cold. gre climate of the college. The Hell-cats. ma their warts have children, and their children have warts. Post. 4 r-r ' Our halls are rich with trophies that have graciously been brought By a nebula of athletes who ' ve graced the fields of sport. May their skill and courage aid them when they face the mortal foe That they may march triumphantly to Benny Havens, Oh! " a Winter — West Point Winter of 1839 — raged without, merriment surged within . . . Benny ' s flips were raised and toasts were drunk — toasts to Army fellowship, tributes to Benny ' s hospitality . . . Drinking songs followed toasts and toasts f ollowed song . . . Flickering firelight, flowing cup, comradeship and cheer became immortal words and words became tradition as Lieutenant Lucius O ' Brien, army doctor, .. ,| words l joined sentiment with song and presented " Benny Havens ' to the Corps . . Living a soldier ' s life, sharing a soldier ' s comradeship, O ' Brien died a soldier ' s death but two years after he sang his soldier ' s tune to the perfect host . . . Benny passed on nearly forty years later — but his tradition and O ' Brien ' s tune remain forever. " Oh! Benny Havens, Oh! Oh! Benny Havens, Oh! We ' ll sing our reminiscences of Benny Havens, Oh! " Athletic Hi vision of Tactics MASTER OF THE SWORD AND STAFF— 1943-1944. Front Row: Capt. R. C. Sorge. Maj. C. L. Clark, Col. C. F. Fritzsche, ( Master of the Sword), Capt. R. L. Starr, Lt. L. O. Applelon. Hear Ron-: Mr. T. Maloney, Chief II arrant Officer J. Y. Dimond, Mr. J. B.Kress. ( )ur (lass has seen many changes at West Point, and some of the most noticeable have been in the Master of the Sword ' s section of the Tactical Department. Tom Jenkins has retired: Col. Harmony, Major Messinger, and Major King are all overseas, and Colonel Fritzsche, as Master of the Sword, has a totally different Staff. The militarj calisthenics periods in the afternoon have been extended to include unarmed combat, Col. C. F. Fritzsche, Master of the Sword. fit-to-fight courses, military watermanship, and skiing. Thus, the gvm course functions not only to prepare cadets physically for combat, but also to teach them military techniques. M iTER OF THE SWORD ' S STAFF— 1941-42. Front Row: Mr. Appleton, Mr. Jenki.. . Maj. Eannony, M Ca ' maugh, Capt. Messigner. Second Row: Mr. Malone, Capt. King, Mr. Diraond, Mr. Maher. Rear Row: Mr. Har gymnastics and unarmed combat, each of which requires a high degree of muscular coordination . I major portion of ilehe gvm is devoted to military calisthenics which are designed to develop therequired ran senior coordination. I ' lcfic gvm emhroees instruction in timing, fencing, icrestling. sicimming, track. g Remember how we used to jar our breakfasts during those unparal- " To the squatting position, move! To the position of leaning re leled exert ises on tin- parallel liars? more! In cadence, exercises. ' " 62 ( narmed eninhal is desi fined tn prepare cadets fi The art of self defense is essential. a Each plebe is required to take gym I " , one hum each day in addition tn Corp squad or " 1 ogi. " horses in the gym policed as high •ntageoj cadets as did those in the hall. Cadets are instructed in the proper method tu u opponent armed with any weapon. Cadets receive instruction until aide , Instruction is also given in life saving. Water polo in the cadet swimming pool located in IT est Point ' : gigantic gymnasium. More rings than a three ring circus. ' How proud tci when we could execute a front cut-off I 64 aid of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the team showed early promise. A formidable outfit challenged Brooklyn in earl) practice games, despite the choice cuts of material snatched b the Air Corps and Spring Football. With Janeczek receiving, Steinle hurling, Hennessey, Capka, Josey, and McCabe in the infield, and Leeper, McConnell, and Reinhalter patrolling the outer gardens, the team was well balanced. Followers were not misled as Army ripped off five victories before bowing to Columbia. then Capt. McCabe ' s boys bound right back to win four more. In the final. Navy proved too much for an Army team that had made a fine record in finishing with nine wins and but two losses. II I Plebe St. Onge reaches for on that never got there. W shamed an aggressive spirit " The Saint ' ' (St. Onge) li-- plays typical energy in going back fur this high foul. " Dai " ReinhaJter {always a big gun) gets a lot of wood on this one, harries far first. That Football and Basketball have no corner on his talents is demonstrated by " Three- Star " Hennessey. Is that satisfaction nn Leeper ' s face? Speed, " Leep, " ' that ' s teammate Reinhalter right behind yon! Paid Steinle (on the mound) looks concerned as Hennessey stretches all the way to get his man by half a step. That gentleman from ar seems to he going places, a St. Onge looks mi rather dubi ously. 68 McConnell, Plebe pouerho strides into one. Ed Rafolko " lavs it down. " Thefleet Jose) pilots at seiond. ' Three Star " Hennesse the famous stretch. Nonchalant Paul Steinle, as he eyes tltc batter. l.eeper and his bose-clraninii sitin " . I king forward to a whirlwind of up-sets ami victories, the track season started with the decisive trouncing the Cadets handed N.Y.I . during the Winter Season. The victory over the violet wingfooters was the first for an team in the last five years. The Yearlings relied on Selton, in the mile run. and Fullilove in he quarter mile to represent their class during the inter and Spring Season. The high point during the Spring Track before the prime Navy Meet was the Penn Relays. Arm) " s mile relay team won a first place along with the reward of a fine watch to each Cadet. The final meet with Navj proved from the 100 yard dash to the final discus throw which failed to convert the points needed for ictory. Despite this loss, the Arm) cinder men look back with pride upon their 1042-43 string of victories. MeM alien, the little giant ofthetrack team,fights off the Columbia contender in the half mile. " Mac " was ruled us one of the best top ecord-breakine mile reh II itb outstanding runners as Marrow and Berger, the plebe class boasts ill a jiiiuei Jul striking force during bulb II inter and Spring Rogers and Morris, trmys top speedsters in the dashes and mile relay, step oat on the liltl yard sprint with the ai " rabble " pressing the race. lien Cassidy surges forward in the high bardie coveted first place in the final Wavy meet. The formtdable Morris-Hcrua eombinatio victor) o ' er a, . II itb ibis win, Morris featei season in the MO event. arks up an easy npleted an mule- Dirks and JTilliver proved them- selves to be serious threats in Eastern Competition. Morris, Ropers, and Craig ore nosed out of first place on the 100 yard dash llf !ainsl Navy. Craig tied the Icademy record in the 60 yard run indoors. " Maggie " Seine -one of the best Troxel assembles the " murk " ) oung prepares far the difficult Ben Cassidy shakes the dii t two mUers in the business. for a mighty heave. Inn mile run. from the hurdles. Morris toes the line. Derail n soars aver six feet. Gilles comes within inches af the Academy record. Morrow relaxes from the hurdle far a wind sprint. ' ' - : Ekberg lavs his weight into t lengthy discus throw. Carlson conditions himself by striding a 440 dash. 1 ull.cr sets himself for a Rogers stretches out ; • warm up javelin throw. 9:8 hundred lime triul. 73 In,,, ki.l, ( ,,ll Park Wile lira, (Ass Row: B. er, Reil nan (Me er. Belli ,n I W Row: W I. Mgr.) lling.Stit. r.)! Broug ■1. Browi iel, Mc I. lile (Ass Man ley. ....,i,i- lllo.l. . Boe Nels iniff, • Mgr CapU at, Harman, Ivan (Captain), on, Graves. Second Row: McCorkle, Mallory, FIvnn. II. her. Third K.m: Major .... Callahan. Erlenkotter, laptain Touchstone (Coach) ). Farris. Ilayman. Bradley in Yielding (Ass ' t. Coach). SUMMARY mi ) Loyola 3 niiv 5 Yale 1 Army 10 ( lornell 1 rinv 1 Princeton 5 Arnn (1 Johns Hopkins 7 Arm) 13 S« arthmore o Vrmj 1 Mar) land 5 rill 8 IVnn State 3 rim 5 Nav) 12 Cushman (Capt.-elect) lv (Copt.), and Bradley (Mgr.-elect). Coach Touchstone. A hasty glance at past records shows that the Lacrosse team has had much heller seasons insofar as wins and losses are concerned; however, the fight and spirit showed b) Coach Touchstone ' s stickmen, with veterans Ivan. Pugh, Kidder. Sweat. Parker. Wheeler, Donaldson, and Cushman forming a nucleus, and Plebes Harman, Groves, Stites, and Broughton adding valuable experience, cannot be underestimated. Even though next ear ' s outlook is bright, Cushman. the captain-elect, will greatl) feel the loss of such outstanding players as Ivan. Sweat. Kidder, and Pugh. . ;r. Pugh (goalie) runs the ball out of the crease in the l ' „„ Stat, Ivan takes » " across the mid- field in the Johns Hopkins game. Grounded ball as Groves, plebe attack-man, checks an ambi- tious goalie. S? ? ?ssas , «v?. ; tr Won profit by Groves (righ as Stites fleft) looks on. From Row: Johnston (Ma Barber, Mehner. Rear Roi Chambers (Coach), Bund. Lt. Col. D. R. Dance. lager). Calder, Swank. . I.i. Col. . C. Ila Daniel. Hayes, Steel, Drake. Ralph kenna. SUMMARY Army 3 U. of North ( Iar Iin.i (p Arm) 9 ( iolumbia Army 1 Princeton 8 Army 6 Cornell 3 Army 9 Pittsburgh iiii) 6 Pennsylvania 3 iiii 8 Swarthmore 1 Army 9 N. Y. U. (1 Army 8 Mitchell Field 1 Army 7 Colgate 2 Army 8 St. John ' s 1 Army 1 Navy 8 Coach Chambers and Captain Hayes. Daniel, Captain-ele The tennis team started out with only three lettermen, Hayes, Bond and Swank. Of the Third Class we lost all but Steel and Daniel to Air Corps Trainin g. In the Plebe Class, eligible for the first time this year, we were more fortunate, getting Drake. Kenna. Calder, Barber and Mehner from this class. Mehner, though ineligible, was invaluable as a practice opponent for No. 1 man Haves, because of his wide experience. Though de- feated at the season ' s start by North Carolina and Princeton, the team rallied and had high hopes for the Eastern Champion- ship. The Navv match ended our hopes, but with Steel, Drake, Daniel, Barber. Kenna and ( !alder as a nucleus. Coach Cham- bers may build a team to make 1944 the year. 79 The Golf Club Kennedy. Weston. II use, Reyes, Blesse The Golf Club was organized in the Spring of 1943. Discontinued as a varsity sport be cause of the intense pressure of wartime shortages, golf at West Point has been main tained by the Club ' s keen interest in the gentleman ' s sport. The officers are Kennedj president, and Weston, manager. Last year the club was represented in the Eastern Inter collegiate Tournament by a talented six man team: Nunn. Grant, Blesse, Ke es. Ilause. and Bartron. Having been restricted to the limited practice on the Plain, the cadets he] le chance against seasoned golf teams. However, the Armv team definitely prove that golf material is most plentiful at the Academy. A Teammate ' s statement that, " He makes three times as many taekles on my side of the line as I do, ,? shows us why Ski was our captain and everybody ' s All-American. Why do men like Ski always have to graduate? Minor gets eight from B Just a proof that it wasn ' t such a bad season, let ' s look at the statistics. Army crossed the last white line I " ) times to total 299 points while our opponents received their pat on the hack only 10 times for a total of 66 points. A few more for the statistic-minded individuals — ards rushing. 2530 against 816 — Passes attempted, 112 against 197 — Passes completed. 68 against 75 — vards gained from passes, 976 against 70° — yardage on punts, 1 1.8 against 30.7 — first downs. 132 against 75 — and just as a little further proof to the skeptics, total yardage gained. Army 5306 — opponents 2739. In other words, gentlemen, we had a good hall club this ear, what? : ' ■ ' ! Wi |m ' ■■■ Hall ■ •lllitlB Of | ■ (, ' » get him, Trox! Traxell starts T. I . run through Temple Lombardo to Duns for touchdow lUl slic-rainded . ' :- bother Football season, though, should mean more than just who defeated who and why. The men on the team, par- ticularly, will remember the little incidents on and off their 5000 square yards of sod. Who can ever forget Marshal Foch fighting the battle of the Marne in the Mess Hall Mural standing knee deep in the mashed potatoes which flew during the rat-races? Anderson ' s imitation of the zoo ' s monkey, McCorkle ' s liquid laughter, and Murph ' s boisterous stories will long treasured. s$ «t 85 On the football field we had laughs, bard work, and heart- aches. To starl off the season, Doug Kenna and Bob Wood ' s both banged up tli -ir knees, and Les Salzer wenl out earl) in the season with a dislocation. On the laugh side we have Ealligan putting on two pairs of shoulder pads before a pun.- and wondering wh) his jerse) was too tight. Smile) Hall ' s inertia, Sampson ' s intentional ground- ing tli - ball on the one inch line, and the pass thai caught Troxell on the head will be good for many more laughs. So be it. submarine watchers, Sen-Sen, pre-embarkation formations, and retreats Iron. Moscow are no a thing of the past. Some fe were slugged, some of us were more fortunate. Ml in all this season provided us with man) thrills and good times. It was 0. K., wasn ' t it? 86 " B " SQUAD FOOTBALL Front Row: Emlev, Rudelic, Janec .ek. kleist, Capka, Moore, Patt.m, Holden, Shepard Second How: Major Wilson (Coach), Har.lv. Pnchrik. Leedlow. Parker. Sauer, Dillanl Price, Hallis, Bell, Lt. Stall] (Assistant Coach). Third How: Hanking ( Vssistant Manager) O ' Neal, Mahin, Bailey. Robinson, Brown. Gelini, W helan. olfinger. Bakkin (Trainer) Fourth Row: Pace (Assistant Manager), McCance, Briggs, Davis, Craig, Lish, Siherl. Smith, llartline. Rear Row: Townsend (Manager). Hershey, Dombrowski, Yancey Munson. Lake, Jones. - 87 Notre Dame Came Notre Dame ' s superb off -tackle. The limns did it again! With God as their co-pilot, and i ver) good substitute for the Vngelo, the Irish came (« New York and pul one of the besl football trains on tin field thai Gotham G. . P. has seen in college leagues. Tl score, 26-0 hardl) gives a good picture of the »aiiif. thoug because there was lots of football played that la . How- ever, a weak pass defense, and the remarkable stabilit) of the Notre Dame backs just plain wore down our team. Nexi Near we all hope we ear, read this and remark, " Notre Dame lias " ! l ' jst brats join in. Columbia makes sticky going for Ti I I J • . Preseason poo,. 90 I M ' i ■ " Li yi R! M iff Efc " £ J? Ml ' KIMlY Anderson Daniel Sampson J ■ Hall mm STANOWICZ HAW GAME di Game. It is rumored that the first regiment is going to have to claim to a blank shield in the Old Cadet Chapel after this year. Well that they should, because they not only cheered lor Navy, but the Country Club set went on to win the game. As usual, the outcome was unpredictable, hut not the animosity, which even made itself felt in the emptj bleachers. Everyone was out for blood and, I might add. very few were unsuccessful. The game itself, was the old story of the team making and taking advantage of the breaks coming out on the winning end. A couple of beauti- ful punts, a few untimely penalties, and some well executed plays pushed over two touchdowns which put us in the lost column with Navy for the fifth straight time. It was a good game, though, ask any of the fe w who saw it. The rabble played its head off, but it just wasn ' t the day. Plays which had gone well all season seemed to be tied-up, not because of a superior Navy team, but because everyone was trying just a little too hard. The big Red tried ever) - thing in the books, but it was obviously Navy Day at West Point. In spite of all of our troubles, though, it ' s still hats off to a good Army team and you Yearlings go out and " Heat Navy " ! r: WW B ;£ m Grab it, Emmett! 93 RIross country Front Rim: " ahl. Knight. Sellon. Shepanl. Fischer. fie«r Won: Coach Novak. Mall ( Manager), Tucker, Jones, Truxes, Becker, McCulloch, Ho Armstrong (A si i i m Army 15 Army 27 Army 21 Arim 19 Princeton 10 Columbia 28 N. Y. U. 34 Cornell 36 2nd Heptagonal Meet (N. Y.) Dartmouth first 3rd IC4A and Navy (N. Y.) Dartmouth, 1st; Navy, 2nd. Coach Leo Novak; Captain Akt Tki ks. Truxes, Yearling captain, led the victory parade hv onlv missing two firsts himself, being second in the Columbia meet and I.C.4A., but he beat both his victors in other races. Starting the season with a perfect score against Princeton, Army nosed out Columbia by only one point, and ran through mud to win over N.Y.U. When the squad defeated Cornell the following week. the) bad won all dual meets. Losing only Selton at Graduation, the team will remain virtually intact for next vear. 94 inert anJ ' ' I " " : 95 Front Roic: Zook, Cooper, Newell, Col.h. Wessels. Sciolla. kler, Bollomlv. Cushman. Gregory. Chea.lle. ,■,,.,„ « ,;,; Li. Col. ( ' ;. L. Roherson (llea.l Coach). Lessev. Spragins. Averill, Zeller, Shaw. Blesse, McMurrav. Stick. [Am, Hunt. 77« K»»v Major G. F. McAneny (Officer in Charge), Myers, Mallory, McCarthy, Herman. Shilslone. Fowler, Bush, Truslon, Leghorn. Major N. Farrell (Coach " C " Squad). Fourth Run: Thorn, Trainer, Wallon, Bt Prescott, Vallaster, Becker, Farley, Berg, Tanner. Rear Row: Smith (Asst. Mgr.), Elkev, Ryan, Fitzpatrick, Croal, Groves, Brownell, Tansey, Brett. (micIi Lt. Col. G. L. Roberson, Major G. F. McAnei Sciolla {Captain). SUMMARY Army 8 British Navy rni 1 British Navy 2 Army 3 Swarthmore 1 rm 1 Bucknel] 1 1 1 1 6 British Nav) 6 rmv 1 Temple rim 1 Cornell 3 Arm) 5 Perm Stale 2 Arm) 5 Brown rm 1 Navy 3 41 17 The fine season played 1 the rm soccer squad with losses and one tie in ten starts with team Captain Sciol Ail-American, and Cushman and Calder receiving sec honors. With Calder, Captain elect, and Sciolla ; makers " the forward line provided the scoring punch aggressive backfield, built around Cushman at center Cheadle at left fullback, stopped most opposing man Yearling veterans taking over the hall will pk) ii well. ' ll 1 a d two cted nd s " l rain lay- uhil, ■ hall the ami hes. The ! , It poop it i White (War.) Goat-Engineer Game A beautiful Thanksgiving Day and over the nation throngs gathered to witness some of the most famous football rivalries of the season. Foremost among the Turkey Day elassics was the celebrated Goat-Engineer game at West Point on the Hudson. We award to the victorious goats the space below to review the game. Once again this year as the slide rule was pitted against the poop sheet, Doubleday field ran with blood, and mangled bodies accumulated on the sidelines. Hut from the starting pla until the final gun of the goat-engineer classic, the mighty goat flaunted his strength over a game and formidable opponent — the engineer. And although the Hives struck back again and again with unabated fury, the final score was 33 to 2 in favor of the " Might) Muck Men. " Innovations which livened up this year ' s game were to be found in history making, nerve shaking, female " cheerleaders " and a play-by-play description of the game by loudspeaker. The Goat Band and Engineer cheering section contributed their bit to the success of the game. Adding to the above " impartial " presentation of the bard-fought game, the Engineers lift their broken voices to comment, trite but sincere, " Wait till next year. " The goats merely scoffed, " Dem Sissies. " Ifetfft Front Row: Hall, Hennessey, Chrisll (Captain), Kerala Faas. Second Ron: Molnar. " ODonnell, West on. Kkh.r- Geltz. Davis, Dobbg. Rear Ron: Vnderson (Mgr.), Kelle her (Coach), Damon, Gilbert, Walterhouse, Lt. Col. K. F l)a«all (O. C). SUMMARY rm 80 Swarthmore 29 rm 69 Colgate II Vrmj 49 St. John ' s 36 rm 55 Columbia 37 Army 49 Penn State 38 ini 55 Coast Guard cadem 37 Vrmy 58 West Virginia . ' 51 Army 57 Rochester 13 rm 66 Pittsburgh 32 r..n 69 Hobart 36 Vrmj 55 Pennsv Ivania 38 Vrm 34 illanova 22 iin 16 N. Y. 1 . 36 rniv 85 Maryland 22 Armv 17 Navy 10 It. Col. k. F. Dawu.t, (Officer in Charge), Christl (Captain), Mr. E. . Kkiikiikh (Coach), Anderson (Mgr.). One of the greatest basketball teams ever fielded b the academ) was the title given to the quintel of 1944. The (earn with new eoaeh. Ed kelleher. at the reins showed promise as practise began late in November. hen the season opened the promises became certainties. :idem scoring record was broken In the first game lb the " Rabble " rumbled over Swarthmore 80-2 ' ). The ghly rated Red Raiders of Colgate came up the Hudson ' Big Ed " drops the ball fa In example qj the great rebound icorJ oj Bobby I i • close in as Christl i Ekberg stretches his seventy-eight inches. the following Saturday and returned that night stunned and defeated. The next vietim was the nationally ranked St. John ' s outfit. This ball game was one of the greatest ever played on the maples of the Field Mouse, as Army came roaring hack in the second half to send the Indians of St. John ' s down to their worst defeat of their season. The Rabble by mid-season was ranked as the number one team in the nation. Kelleher ' s club was not built around an one hall plaver but around men who were highly talented in all phases of the game. If one hall pla er were to be cited, it would be Dale Hall who was fast-moving, shifty, and possessed one of the deadliesl set shots in the east. Bob Kaas. the other forward, can best be described as a ball-pla er " s ball- player. His pla never varied; it always remained great. Captain Ed ChristI, the pivot man. could be termed the hardest working man on the squad. His great rebound work under both baskets spelled the difference more than once. Ja Hennessey, guard, proved to be the best defen- sive player on the quintet. His ahililv to hold down high scoring aces was known throughout the east. Doug Kciina. guard, always scored his share of the points. His bursting speed and shiftiness left more than one opponent flat- footed. Hacking this first five were valuable substitutes headed b Damon, Ekberg. Molnar. Dobbs. Nance. Davis, and Gett) . This was the " Biggest of Rabbles. " The outlook is indeed bright. Hall, Kenna, Damon. Ekberg, Molnar, Dobbs, Nance, and Davis will don the grej next ear and West Point believes that her colors in basketball will By as high in 1945 as in 1944. Bill Ekberg adits two more. I Hennessee iW% Daniel i ,-pR B5 ; .w Walterhouse 107 lliarge) Carrion. Tinoco, Ciszewski Bush, C. MaeKcnzie (Mgr. W. 0. Estill. , Stewart, Jaqiello Dimoml (Coach). Miller. Crockett, Rear Kim-: SUMMARY rm [6y 2 Fencer ' s League 10 2 Army 13 Saltus Club 14 Army 16 Columbia 11 Army 7 Salle Santelli 17 Army- 3 Salle Santelli 6 Army 21 M. I. T. 6 Army 21 Brooklyn 4 Army 15 N. Y. U. 12 Army 133 Navy 13 Vi Ciszewski (Manager), C. W. O. Dimond, J. W. (Coach), Donaldson (Captain), Captain RoricK (Officer-in-Charge). The fencing team began its season with men little experienced in collegiate competition, but filled this deficiency with its strong fighting spirit. As the season progressed, it became evident that Donaldson would lead in epee. Carrion in foil, and Cupper in sabre. The Yearlings, however, were runners-up in all the weapons. The match with New York University was the hardest won victory due to the 14-13 score in Army ' s favor. All other matches were easy victories except two losses to a professional team. i • 1 Jfeiperienoedin t that Donaldson ( wt»pM» .Jteaffl ' First Row: Pvl. Thorn (Train.-,). Win Beukema (Capt.), de la Mater. Casey. Bri K Maj. R. A. Lutz, (O. C). Lee, Klv.ui. i Carter, Marslon. Conlon, Lt. Col. j. B. K. Rear Row: Cox, Drinkwater, Dworshak, Crowley. SUMMARY Army 1 Yale 6 .m 1 Dartmouth 1 1 rnn a Cornell 1 iin Yale 1 rm 2 Colgate 3 rm 18 1 Vim Stale 3 The Hockey Team, Captained by Hal Beukema, started the sea- son with a comparatively green team because of injuries incurred during practice. Although the team did not win many games, it often outplayed its opponents without being able to make a decisive point. All through the season the play of Beukema. Whiltinglon, de la Mater, and Casey stood out although Beukema was missed in a few games because of injuries. Two plebes, Drinkwater and Crowley, showed great promise for the I ' M " , ice-rabble. 110 From Kim: Land, Slanowkz, Wood (Cap!.), Sloekdule. (Jriflin. Second Ron: Capl. L. O. pplelon. MeBride, Givens, Fee, Forney, VanHout, Jones (Mgr.), Lt. M. C. Weiler. Rear Row: Edwards, Rankin, Cameron, McKinney, Hurst, Moran. SUMMARY Army 8 Yale 20 Army 18 Columbia 12 Army 27 Springfield 5 Army 19 Yale 14 Army 27 Syracuse 5 Army 14 Cornell 12 Army 23 Lafayette 8 Army 20 Penn 13 rinv 22 Swarthmore 6 Army 34 Muhlenberg nu 23 Columbia 13 rm 26 Brooklyn Poly. Inst. 10 Army 16 Penn 16 rin 25 Coast Guard 9 Jones. Captain Applkton (Coach), Woods (Captain), Lt. M. C. Weiler. Featuring the Gloom festivities again this year was tbe wrestling team, and the Cadets displayed relentless courage in winning more than a major it) of their meets. Team Captain Wood, Stanowicz. and Hob Land were Captain Apple ton ' s star per- formers. Other contributions were Rankin, a lightweight king, and VanHout, who showed great skill as a middleweight con- tender. However, it was Captain Wood ' s unblemished record that accounted for the team ' s success against some of the na- tion ' s greatest schools. 112 hTANOWICZ Front Ron-: Wolf, Miller. Farr. .Steele. Worthington, lazina. Wear. Second Ron: W I . ( lliickerin-;, Cross. lr. I. Maloney (Coach). Moore (Cant.), Nolan, Gilson, •Jiek. Third Ron: Ely (Mgr.), Baker, Wesolowski, Wurster, Lobdell, miiiin. Ouinn. Armstrong. Iain, Muller, Lester. Rear Row: kopald. Dorinun, Honen, Day. Ward. Dahney. Webb, Hobson, I.ange. Mr. T. Maloney (Coach). Moore (Capt.), Ely (Mgr.; SUMMARY iin 15 Jersey Cit) Recreation Team 9 rm 31 New York Turnverein 23 riii 29 New York Turnverein 25 bn) 6 Perm. Slate College rni 1 Navy 5 Despite the handicap of injuries and academic deficiency, rmvs gym team this year holds promises of a successful season and excellent possibilities of an intercollegiate title. Bolstered by an arra of new " muck " from the Fourth Class, the scpiad fast developed under the able guidance of Coach Tom Maloney, one-time Olympic star, to gymnastic perfection. This I ' M I gym team, with its experienced veterans and fresh Plebe talent, proved to be one of the best in years, and insures Army of great teams for the next two years. $ II arming up before itu intercollegiate me £$ Bk MmZ fe .Wi 113 WIMMING Row: McBride, Edwards. Reagan, ;ranl (Capt.), Mangan, urand. Glynn. Second Row: Smith, Boyd, llnlir. riin. Mi ' Dunald. Triil . Van I eiisen. Carter. Kendall (Mgr.). Third Row: 1st Lt. C. Roth, Gait, Bartron, Cay. Megenlierger, Maj. R. L. Starr, Sgl. While. Lt. Col. C. I ' . McNair. Rear Row: Thayer. Maekinnon. Greene. SUMMARY rm 50 Pennsylvania 25 Vrmj II Princeton . ' 51 Vi-iii 59 Penn State Id rm " " Coast Guard Acadeim 7 rm 26 Vale I ' ) rm :57 Columbia 38 Vnn; 55 Rochester 20 rm .5:5 Navv 42 Grant (Capt.), l w. R. L. St rr (Coach), Lt. Col. C. F. McNair (0. C), Kendaix (Afgr.) With the loss of long-time Coach Joe Nill. prospects lor this ear ' s swimming team were not too bright. But with Capt. Starr as its vigorous new coach, Lt. Col. McNair as officer in charge. Grant as captain, and more promising Plebes, Army started off the season with a hig splash, sinking Pennsylvania 5(1-2. " ). Biggest rivals were Navv and Yale. West Point can well be proud of the 1944 team ' s scoring. ' » % 117 Front Row: « ar . Fink, Farris, McGlothlin (capt.), Staser, Pence, Connor, Felice .. Second Ran: Mr. Cavanaugb (coach), Bodie, Buckingham, Castle, Cairns, Arnold, Vaci, Spragins. Brooks, {manager). Rear Raw: Bigler, Daniel. Mathias. lleere. Morris. ajigener. Marrioll. Marvin. fi E£.u " McGlothlin (Capt. SIMM m Army 3H Maryland 4 rtnv 3 ! , ( !oasl Guard .ca emj 1 rm 6 Penn. State 2 rm 1 Maryland 4 rm 6 Coasl Guard V -a emj 2 Vllll 4 Penn. State 4 The opening of the 1944 boxing season found onlj two regular members on tbe team, Captain Hill McGlothlin and Yearling Dave Fink. Coacb Billj Cavanaugh; filling the vacancies with fix i- I ' ll lies and a I ' irslie. introduced his new fighting rabble to the ring with his renowned " blood) Tuesday, " and developed a squad to rank with army ' s famous pugilists of the past. I nder a beav) schedule, the " Leather-Slinging Rabble " came out well and next ear ' s prospects are the brightest they have been in many seasons. Li U 119 Front Row: Barnes, Dondanville, Lindell, Walters, De- Graff, Johnson, Ginsbnrgh, Keifer. Rear Rim: Morrison, Frazer, Herman. Jarrell, Sheppanl. McGuinness, laj. Mercer. SUMMARY Arm) mi Purdue L264 Armv 1345 Coast Guard 1295 Arm) 1365 Quantico Marines L377 (Unofficial) Army 1357 Purdue 1275 rin 1362 Michigan State 1 102 rin L326 Coast Guard L296 Armv 1343 Navy 1306 A. - ■ ■■ U.TKHS. 1 AJ. Ml (Coach), DeGraff The Pistol and Rifle Teams have worked particularly hard this vear with their greatest goals in mind, an undefeated season and victory over Navv. Both teams came through with continued successes in all their matches leading up to the final thrust against Nav " s experts. The climax of their respective seasons came with ihe Rifle and Pistol Squads not only outshooting Navv, but also with the Riflemen setting a new Academy record for the third consecutive time. 120 Front Row: Castlen, Auringer, Vogler. I Moorman ( ). ( ' ..), Waterman (Capt.), Mm Beimel I. Second Rait: Hume. Fowler, (lampliell. Cleveland Beimel I. Ingham, Dickson, Lochry. Rear Roiv: Fair brolher (Mgr.). Wirries, Cookman, Fitzpatrick. Nushaiim. Middleton, Pratt, Holden. ■ reconl SUMMARY Army Opponent Range 1395 . V. 1. 1271 W. P. 1394 Oregon State 1341 Postal 1396 Yak- 1268 W. P. 1386 Coast Guard 1352 New London 1393 V. P. I. 1375 Postal HOT Coast Guard 1353 W. P. 1408 Mt. Vernon C ub 1351 Postal 1415 U. of Detroit 1366 Postal 1418 Brooklyn Teel . I. 1320 Postal 1427 Navy 1364 W. P. Lt. Col. H. N. Moorman (O. C), Fairbrother (Mgr.), Waterman (Capt.). Athletic Clubs War-time restrictions held the clubs down a hit lliis year. continue activities. The Weight Lifters had no rationed Handball had trouble getting halls: Skeet suffered from commodities, so continued exercising as long as their lack of competition brought about by curtailment of shell Wheaties came regularly. Skeet reorganized their schedule production; Squash claims their wa r-time balls and to include Plebe shooting with Club members as instructors. racquets broke at every opportunity: and Polo lacked This program was followed by a hotly contested eompain opponents because of the disappearance of inter-collegiate team competition placed for the first time on an intra- competition. Lacking opposition for Polo as a Corps mural basis. Squad, the station wagon set formed the Polo Club to Skeet The Sheet Club shattered nanv clay pigeons. Weight Lifting Strong nun of the Corps, the II eight Lifters boned mark. W$tec V Vm Handball Handball helped the winter pas quickly for these men. Squash Squash men strung their racquets, to keep in shape. Polo 123 Skiing Track! The cry resounds from [lie mountain abovi he Silver Depository as a pattern of skiers per orms a slalom on the final bend of the difficul slo The nucleus of the Ski Club resides in the Var- sity Team which boasts of numerous talented Cadets for intercollegiate competition. In the fall of last year further impetus was given to the popularity of skiing when the Master of the Sword obtained a copious supply of Army Ski equip- ment, inaugurating a program of special instruc- tion for the receptive cadets. Swiftly becoming a major activitv about West Point, skiing has ingeniously attracted even the southern cadets to brave Jack Frost for his reward of spills and thrills on the precarious mountain SKI CLUB. Front Row: Miller, Klein. Wittwer, Dornev. Hear Knit: I.I. Constant (Coach). (Wee, Lessey, Bcnlz, Sliilslone. Conslanl, 1,1 Oil J. K. Parker (O.C.). I ' Every year new sons of West Point join the everlasting CORPS To maintain the lofty prestige of the ideals they adore, For each living member wins acclaim wherever he may go; And all at last lie peacefully with Benny Havens, Oh! " Department of Tactics Till-; COMMANDANTS STAFF. I ' nmt R,m. Col. F. K. Maeridan. Col. N. I. Fooks. Brig. Ge G. Bonnen, Col. C. F. Fritzche, Ll. Col. A. Samuels, .Ir. Second Row: Lt. Col. A. .1. McGehee, 1,1. Co] W. H. Kvle, Lt. Col. C. F. Leonard, Jr., Mai. L. P. Caywood. Rear Row: Maj. J. A. Nichols, laj. F. Hall, Maj. R. P. Holland. Although our first contact on July 1, 1941, was with the Beast Detail, our second was with the T.D. It was they who were from the beginning, the powers behind the scenes, the final word of the law. And it goes without saving that they have been with us ever since, first twelv sixteen company tactical officers plus numerous higher unit commanders, gymnasium instructors, and S ' s, one to four. L ' pon the T.D. has devolved the direct responsibility of our disciplinary and tactical instruction, a not inconsiderable job. We have encountered them in ranks, in the lecture room, in the field, and in the office of the Executive Officer. 1 1 is the) who have activated and molded our interest in things military. It is beyond any doubt (hat thej have done their job thoroughly, despite the perennial criticism of the Corps. Our debt is not small. If in the future, our jobs are well done and our standards high, we can be sure that a major portion of the credit belongs to the T.D. I ' ll KPxSI PEGIMENIA] I ( S. F-,rt Row: I t Col. Samuel Ir I I ; Maj. ;. A. Lee. Ll. Col. R. C. Hertebower, Jr.. Ll. Col. W. P. ansUro. R.ar Row g V. Gillivan, l.i. Col. F. 1. Green, Col. N. I. Fooks, Lt. Col. J. J. Pavick. i i C aifd and , future. TACS OF THE SECOND REGIMENT. FrontRow: Maj. J. T.Walker, Lt. Col. J. D. Cone, Col. F. R. Maerdian. Ll. Col. Henderson, Ll. Col. A. A. Heidner, Lt. Col. W. J. McConnell. Rear Row: Ll. Col. J. H. Lynch. Maj. P. J. Moore, Maj. S. C. Hulson, Maj. J. F. Mckinley, Lt. Col. E. W. Williams. mm mtucis On the first of July L941, we came from all directions ami assembled as the class of 1945. We learned quickly that we were but plebes at the very bottom of the scale and thai it was health) to keep our necks in anil our mouths shut. We also absorbed other prerequisites of plebedom. We began to learn the elements of close order drill, manual of arms, rifle marksmanship, and standing guard intersperse! with daily periods of physical exercise and athletics. I was a continual rush with little time to sit back to figure it all out. There was more truth than fiction in the stand ard statement : " When a Plebe thinks, he lies it up. " Ho ever, we found that most important of all was a sense of humor and the capacity to laugh at mistakes and snort 130 ' .R-.iCK that knob in, Mr. Young! ' ' Eyes up, Mr. Bottomfy 131 privatel) at members of the detail. It was a great relief Corps as Cadets, not New Cadets. It was no little thrill an important factor indeed in getting used l the lo pass in review for the first time as an integral part of life which was just the beginning of four more years at the Corps. The rest of the summer went swiftly. There Wesl Point. Finally came the day when we joined the were three weeks of camp, then maneuvers when we all " fell out " ' . September first arrived and brought with it academics. The leaves turned in the hills as we swim " . Lift ;, thy «• and walk. Too 1 m ig? Or too s maH? M n ■■ F m 11 If ' ill 1 ■ 11 11 _. -j- v ■ umm$m - ' The Beasts ' last day m ». i»ii ' ' ;. » «1 jV„ „.„„, ,.r it ' s called a Mess " Hut-turn, Mister! Pick ' TWMjiiwHiap - down to the train for the football trips and our lirst wonderful taste of freedom. After our writs we enjoyed ruling the roost during Christmas. Then it was gone and the gloom settled over the gra walls. Then March, Hundredth Night Show and four sweet days of ruling once more on Long Weekend. Came April and May with its Ia Pole dances, its famous spring buck-up and then we could count the weeks n the fingers f one hand. Academics ended for the summer and the time was fast approaching when we would he joined with a glad hand of friendship into a new yearling class. The three days of June week were quick and unforgettable. Sudden!) before we knew it we were passing in review before a long line of first classmen. That seemingh interminable " eyes 134 C.tmiinii iii-iiIs cast their shaiii W, , Only the truth time « ; $A - M .J id smoke gets in your General Ike ban in ' hate " L ' s damn plebes done drunk it all up, sir. The eternal , 135 right " remains now onlj as a dim and hazy memory, for. endlessly. The command finally came: " Front ranks, at the time we could not believe it was real. Finally, we about face " ; and the class of 1945 was no longer the returned to Central Area and it seemed we stood there Plebe Class. It was all over. We were Yearlings. uuuw l( »• is i always from North to South Area Graduation was short but impressive. We moved im- mediately to Summer Camp and set to work. Machine guns, grenades, assault courses, Field Artillery, Ml quali- fications — it was all stuffed into six short weeks. Then we packed our knapsacks and boarded the Pine Camp train. There followed five days of armored force training which included not onlv demonstrations but also driving our Range 1700! Remember wh n the used to stop? must be Saturday And there was one who went in front of the butts Let ' s work up some of that Wugu-Zip ■ " ' " " . on,, hllIf r- ' --««-- ,;,::::v " ' ' ' °- h " ' ginning to fee] P ° n - e were even 3t hom e when thev W,J " ™ « trig,,,, .„,, ' " " " »« ' B..HI, forg ) „ i . n " " ' " ' «» of cale,,,.,, „,„.,. W ft ari , ts b " ' — .W„, heH J lie hrst of n Sh longed out of th P pect of fifteen , , gates th the 8a « se emed har,) , -ee kend . " " — io ngated 141 in Aert man, tup. ' 7une in January Willi the wind and the rain in your ho Lady, surrounded, outflanked, Came January, Graduation and gloom, but we survived. to go. The 20th dawned and the train milled out, two c were Introduced to chemistry and mechanics, and did hundred on board, beaded for primary in the sunny south. not appreciate the honor. Hundredth Night climaxed the April and May were swift and filled with baseball, win In- and succeeded in bringing the house down with its track, and lacrosse. The end of May finally arrived. June Olsenian and Johnsonian antics. Week was abbreviated; Graduation climaxed all. After March thawed into April and the air cadets prepared two short and momentous years, we were First Classmen. WlSET ANOTHER STRIPE :- Zu ' More commonly known as the bog- FORT KNOX Mf ' Roger, II ila : .} I i3$ Poop on the Armored Command . . . Knox was the first stop on the summer schedule. For the first time we saw the maintenance and repair shops. We also participated in tank crew drill, fired the 37mm. and 75mm. guns. The climax of the visit was the demonstra- li ' iDul. vcs ' ■ ' •» Introduction to Ki Firing point . . . . with the greatest «j ease Our stay at Benning was highly profitable. We learned the Ut-si methods of teaching by training aids. Our instruc- tion followed a cycle: The bleachers for a lecture, the woods for work, the bleachers for critique, instruction in- cluded the phases of patrolling, infantry in advance, and other tactical elements. The climax of the trip was ai demonstration, a large scale parachute attack. The para- troops gained a great number of future aspirants when they dropped lemonade for all and broke out a pennant, " Yea, Early Graduation " . and surf POPILOHN We hit Popolopen in shifts from our return from Davis until maneuvers. Though the camp was like a summer resort, work was paramount, and we be- gan to instruct yearlings. Since one group taught only one subject such as fortifica- tions, patrolling, demolitions, etc., we were able to focus our efforts and become very familiar with our subject. Undoubt- edly we learned more than the yearlings. Bate: m 152 V Beach parts Summer resort a la I snia 154 ( (. ' II iWir ioiv . BMST nu While one group was at Popolopen, another at Wheeler, the third was here with the plebes. Training emphasis was placed on making real field soldiers of them and packing the day ' s fight with bayonet, close order, and rifle firing. Again the expe- rience in training was invaluable. .j ' Ujak LMt i t ,+ l ' Who von Tall man? f m w w W 5 £iE 3: tuvttf Pine Camp for three weeks of concentrated maneuver! impressed us s trough with the war aim to graduate lielc soldiers. We ran practical unit problems for five dayi preliminary to the " real thing. " [mmemorable lessons— in the mud until 1:00 a.m.. and chill) dawn attacks. Welcome letters, poncho lorms resting against trees, " C rations, wear) feet, happ) departure, home! We learned a lot Iron, the biehesl staff man down to the last private. The Ump! Spoonyfilet 159 1 M U e will attack at lli.V) The class had been divided in pril for the first time when weeks, most of ns had soloed and were working on ehandel- over two-hundred of the air-minded left for points south- les, eights on pylons, lazy eights, and other elemcnlarv west. Primary was a definite change from the " de rigueur " maneuvers. The last month brought aerobatics with even of West Point, but the air cadets thrived on it. After two greater thrills. As June drew lo a close, we wound up the two months ' course with a feeling of real accomplishment. On Julv 3rd we assembled at Stewart Field for nine weeks ' Basic Training. From transition we gradually progressed to instruments and formation. Ground School drilled us in meteorology, navigation, code, et al., and ihe gym crew strengthened our muscles. In the recreational line, afternoons at Beaver Dam Lake and weekend at Popolopen were highlights. The course came to a close in August with cross-countries and the " wing-fling " in the gym. Cluck End of a day ' s grind L68 Advanced lasted from September i June. We split up into single-engine and twin-engine groups flying T6 ' s and ATlO ' s respectively on a schedule which brought us to Stewart everj other afternoon. Transition took most ol September; but by October the cross-countries to Allen- town. Wilkes-Barre. Rome, and points distant began Instruments continued through the winter and spring, and the pea-shooters wen- given combal flying. During May, P40 ' s were scheduled for the single-engine men. and the twin-engine aspirants were introduced to I52.Vs. Early in the month we once more moved to Stewart. Onlj a lew more weeks — then wings. Ring picnic — Delafield BtHitlli ' hop, too! RING COMMITTEE— Front Row: Fullilove, Carlson, Davis. Bradlev, (Chairman). Gilson. Dennen, Hendrick. 171 Rear Row : Hibbard, Steffes, Hennessey. Kinnard, Calhoun, ' Cash, Ware. Farris. De Arnient. BM$$J- A long weekend climaxed the summer and was a prelude to another year ' s academics. The routine was much the same except for the hybrid air cadet schedule. Fall with its football trips length- ened into winter which brought First Class privi- leges. Hundredth Night came and went and con- crete plans for graduation were at the formation stage. We were finally on the home stretch. Uni- forms were purchased, branches were chosen, and reservations for the Chapel made. 17:$ During our three years, we saw many officers come and go. General Eichelberger and Colonel Irving were among the first to leave. That was shortl) after Pearl Harbor. Colonel " Jazz " Harmony left — but long after we had finished his torture course in the chamber of horrors. Colonel " Joe " Coolidge led Colonel Landrum. Polk. I pham., Davidson, and Stromberg to duty on the battle fronts. Late fall found Colonel " Ming " Prather and General " Uncle Phil " Gallagher saying goodbye to the Corps. Their familiar faces — and form ones — were re- placed by others. The Tacs have; long live the T.D.! Ming jffi SB£S «riCSOIBSBSEEESijSft- Leo takes (i ilimhlv dose. THE CORPS Old man, the place has changed since you were here ... no longer does the Mary Ann tie in at South Dock on week-ends; no longer does Fort Clinton echo the bustle of summer camps; batteries that once protected the Hudson ' s shores now stand among our trophies; cows and cow year have gone; Pointers below you in the grey line fly above you in the blue; full dress has yielded to battle dress; the Corps is larger than ever before — more men being developed and trained to meet the needs of a country again at war . . . But look again, old man . . . See the familiar profile of Crow ' s Nest and feel its perma- nence; watch the river wind its way to the sea and realize its timelessness . . . Look into the eyes, the hearts of men who now wear grey and find there a reflection of your own standards and ideals . . . Yes, old man, the place has changed — but in spirit and tradition, it is as unchanging as the view before you, as unalterable as the memories behind voii . . . Morrison — Adjutant Cabaniss — Training Ojffic On— Supply Officer Cushman — First Captain I Id a F ■RST REGIMENTAL STAFF BeUKEMA — Adjutant Petrone — Train in » Officer Stowell —Supply Officer Donaldson — Regimental (. ' I IHS I BATTALION STAFF [empleman— tdjutant Iitchell Supply Officer | SECOND BATTALION STAFF Wessels — Adjutant McCoy — Supply Officer Fullilove — Battalion Commander Company l-l IBM Hh ■ iin sw , Way down south in South Barracks, there lives, and has lived lor the major part of three long and bitter years, a group of tall individuals — flankers with flanker attitudes. ...We mav term them " individuals " knowingly, and with some measure of pride, for time and regimentation have developed rather than subjugated the personalities of these new A Co. alumni. No more alike today as they graduate into army blue than they were when they aban- doned mufti for grey, these men have made eadet life pleasant for some, unbearable for others, interesting for all. . . As each leaves, each leaves a mark, a token, a deed, or a trait by which he shall be remembered. To mention but a few, Spike leaves his prayer meetings and his prayer words. Bones leaves hard but fair standards to be met and maintained, Doc leaves his sixteen shady friends, Q. M. ■i. l- .Day. i -vj 6 3 A3 u + tA$ X £ S Front Row: Christenbcrrv, Carman, Partridge, Dexter, Whitcraft, Fye, Johnsrud, Bowen, km. II.-. Second Ron: Hanson. Rivers. lanlovc. Shafl ' ncr, Campbell, Bacon. ' il.ox. Bol.cr;;. Third Row: McNiel, Goff, Brnnson. Her... Ilulchcson. I ' ortman. Ilickcy. Slclckliili. 1 crk . Fourth Row: Clark, Cowles, 1 1 in man, Dekay. Slonc. Josey. kolhrade, Parrish. Fifth Ron: Callahan. Gardiner. Preston, Thayer, Wood, Pratt. Retir Row: Webster, Love, Hurley. Smith. 183 Sam leaves his sign-up lists, Uncle Don his poopsheets, 0. T. the two files he could never rank but always fill, and Pappy leaves three Howitzers and a full head of hair. . . For their performance at Pine Camp, Popolopen. and at Stewart, for their successful transition from a four to a three-vear course, and for their recognition of the task which was and is theirs to accomplish in the exigencies of wartime and a wartime course, these men and the others in their class are to be commended. For the air cadets, realization of the part they were to play in the Point ' s In the seriousness of the time, it is fitting to consider the serious nature of U.S.M.A., ' 44, but it is not quite proper to overlook the lighter side of Aco, ' 44, even though we subordinate it — as they have — to the more important aspect. Three years here has seen its share of smiles, storms, and rat -races which, while not peculiar to Aco, are indicative of its spirit. The men leaving now have ever been ready to precipitate a grind or to appreciate one — for this too, are they to be commended. That we who have served with them and under them commend £ £ € d W £ S Front Row: Dresser, Chaimon, Boyd, Oizer, Bentz, Freeh, Lamb. Thomas, Cloud. Second Ron-: Harris, Thompson, McGurilv, Fitzgerald, Elder, Moore, ileox, Campbell. Third Ron: Pachoud, Davis, Gavin, Strong. Wildriek, Nelson, Kinney, Pohl, Bradley. Fourth Row: Gay, Mattox, Crowley, Bolz. Benelield, Miller, Owen, Saunders. Rear Ron-: Dodd, Weekstein, Watson, Staple- ton, Memmiuger, Hagan, Jaeula. Conanl. comparatively new elective branch — the Army Air Corps — gained for them the sense of responsibility (hat training trips achieved for the ground cadets, and this creed has been their guiding principle during the year they have worn their rings. The determination was strong in them to be officers as qualified in training as instilled with the West Point system, tradition, and spirit, and this determi- nation has led them to the goal to be realized this June. them is well, for theirs is the responsibility that others in other years who shall likewise serve with and under them, shall also hear them tribute and pay them commendation. To meet this responsibility, three years of West Point training and Aco life have prepared them well. Then, to A-l ' s newest batch of lieutenants, go V-l ' s thanks for its past service, and A-l ' s best wishes for its future responsibilities. . . 184 $ Company B-l Company B-l ftM A " " B-l Co., let ' s have your report. " " Not all accounted for, sir. " How could we be. with two classes already graduated and the Academic Board grabbing its share: We ' re probably scattered all over the earth by now. But back in South Area, " Swampy V boys continue to func- tion as a closely knit group. We seem to work best that way. B-l didn ' t start out so fortunately, however; it was com- posed of two old rivals, the " flankers " of old A Co. and the " orchids " of old B Co. As a matter of fact, their principles were almost entirely different. We had but one thing in common — the love of sack. It took a little time to make A Co. ' s " Beat our head in. Duinbjohn " and B Co. ' s " Fall out, fr. Ducrot " to mean the same thing. Differ- ences soon subsided and B-l began its life as a company. The first thing we needed was prestige, and sports gave it to us. We seemed to possess a number of good plebe athletes, many of whom were Corps Squad material. With our baseball championship, high scoring in basketball. i i » 4 ft » ,ft J0+3 j i iA Aj t a « Front Row: Wolfe, Hoard. Price, Fa;-. Baker. MrCKi.n. Swartz. Ferf.Mi-.un. Longino. Scconil Row: Bealmear. Argo, Jones, Weaver, Rochefort, Ledford, Davis, Drake. ThirdRow: Wohlford, Patter- son, Bess, Denz. Pitzer. Napier, Gillano, Paulv. Klabouch. Fourth Row: Trotti, kristoferson, Cummings, McGee, McNaughton, Hesse, Atkiris, Holcombe. Fifth Row: Gleason, Catts, Stites, Perry,[;Powers, Herron, Ugis, Galligan. Rear Row: Wallsten, Tootbman, Senger. 186 shimming, lacrosse, track, and football, we won the Banker ' s Trophv. Still a little more prestige was ailileil to B-l when Willy Stowell and Jim Dunham made the Regi- mental Staff and Coots Mitchell and Ike Eisenhower left ns for the Battalion Staff. But don ' t get the idea that tin- lot of B-l has been a bed of roses. We ' ve had our troubles, too. We suffer with the Bine Slip system as the rest of the Corps does. Then there are the sneezers. What a bother a piece of wood can make! We do like to see our wife occa- said stairway could have been reduced considerably. Had Doc. Greaves " man) histor) books and maps been burned, his wife ml Keller, could have lived in the same room with him. Had Don Carter ' s water bag bombing been cur- tailed, an (). C. would have been able to walk near South Barracks perlccth dry. Finally, bad Cools Mitchell ' s snaking at hops been prevented, the resl of us would have had more (). A. O. ' s. Evidently, these disturbances were not obnoxious enough to attract our attention. The ap- ' !L Li. " t LT ! LU U ' u " £ 3 er fc £ gs % %? Front Row: Hovey, La Mar, Rose. Barren. Safford, Bowers. Bartholf, Paden, Dosh. Second Row: Koch, Jessen. Minnich. Arnold, Fuller, Gruenther, Hiekey, Jaeohsen. Third Ron-: Shaw. Piero- wieh. Mahoney, Morgan. Logan. Lawson, Henry, De Long. Talbot. Fourth Ron: Froneberger. ( lasc. Dillon. Prevosl. Williamson, Van Auken. L)av. Weeks. Rear Ron: Anderson. Doran, Iloe- lling. Bass. Sailors, Williams, T. A., Griffin, Hill, Tally. Castle. Williams. J. I. sionally. Perhaps when a B-l man becomes the " Author- ity " , things will be changed. Among our troubles were some domestic disturbances which could have been pre- vented had we thought seriously of them. Had Field Marshall von Daly ' s noisy nightmares (in which he led his combat team into the open jaws of death) been stopped. the rest of the 35th division could have had a little more much-needed sleep. Had Harper ' s dashing down the stairs about 7:45 every morning with an " about-to-be-hidden " laundry bag been stopped, the usual traffic congestion on parent situations were tackled directly: and the results were definite improvements. Take the Gloom Period, for example. Just when the gloom was beginning to deepen. Calhoun, Swearingen. Bingham, Callan, McPherson, Peterson, Harper, Tompkins, and Daly formed the B-l " Sinatra Club " which met every Wednesday night amid candlelight where they would boodle and banter, and swoon con el Sinatra. With such entertainment the days until June sped on more quickly. 187 Company C-l 1 Cvdkt Caitvi Bontecou " Hey, got a skag? " That was Charlie, one of our C-l B.P. ' s speaking. " Sorry " , we answered, " fresh out. " l r. Col. .1. ' -. . J. " Charlie leaned his door brush and gunny sack against the wall and ran his lingers through his sparse hair. Thai was the signal for the beginning of a B. P. tirade upon the faults of West Point. " Yup, " he went on. " things have really changed around the ' corpse. an " this company has changed, too. " " Well, you aren ' t exactly immune to the new yourself, Charlie, " we replied, as we noticed his two-piece forest- green with garrison cap to match. 1 e g sz £ a KZ w li ' as Front How: Dingeman. H.M ledge. I .a I Second Row: Cantlen, Maynard, She] K,m: RUey, Steinhagen, Bruckner, l. How: Morris. Fox, Kin;:. Idams, I ' .ai Tobias, William.. Reints, Whittingt. Cunningham, St.. ugli. I)a i . Hipperl ....ii. Bnetleher. Parker. Biilli. Braim. I ' ilzpalriek. Crowe. pard, Chamherlain, Moran, Moor.-. Bohn. Cill.eri. Third liinnif.. mnl,-. Nichols, Wl.ii.v. Herbert, Molnar. Fourth . Hon, I. .lki-.-on. Se.,11. Fifth How: Brewer, llause, Ives. i, Reese, Knudsen. Rear Row: Gan.lv, Jagiello. Waring. Melance, Senior. That was his cue; he was off. " Yuh know, C-l Company, yuh ain t got no claim to fame at all, " cause jest two years ago this company wasn ' t — jes plain didn ' t exist. Some of yuh can remember — like that there one yuh call Duck Pratt Crowell who got out of all them Wednesday and Saturday walks on the area, or Dimples lilnor who didn ' t get ul of any after lie tried l " show those femmes in Connecticut what a (her he wuz, Snark " Smith t " the paddlefeet like " Horse Lover " Mc- Keever, an ' " Diamond Joe " Losch, an Freddie Black, an " Grif Callahan with the grape juice (?) he keeps in the company strong box. Yuh ' re no better than any other bunch that ever got out of this here company, nor no worse, I guess. " " We got to be going. Charlie — that ' s first call for class, " we broke in. Front Row: Woods, While, Beyer, Dealrick. Bowen, Dow. Hauseworth, Rheault, Strudwick. Second Row: Walker. Weher, Silides. MeCov. Kuiia. Home, Allien, Limbeck. Third Row: Walker. Knight, Barth, Fairinholt, Keller, Williams. Schmidt, Williams. Orlh. Fourth Row: Tlioma . lallory. Ileilierj;. I ' ape. Trailer. Loome. Ashlon, McNabb. Rear Ron: Little, Jones, Mirselilielil W iss.Minlersoii. Jones, Bowie, Baumgartner. or even Hud Partridge who spent all his time in summer camp worrying about that there " Bobby " girl. Some of yuh recall when litis here compan) was just plain " B " or " C, " without an of them there numbers. on talk, who ' s always picking up frogs an " the like. Charlie knows yuh all: from the air gadgets like " Corky " Keathly an ' " Sgt. lie moved to pick up his broom and gunny sack — " Say, uh sure yuh ain " t got a cigarette? " " Nope, sorry, Charlie, " we answered. lie picked u| an extra long butt from the floor of the hallway and looked back into the room and grinned — " Hey, got a match? " he asked. N S Company D l Front Row • ■««■ : Slre.k.-r. While. Band , Ian S an. Front Ron- «„, «£.• (irahani. I ' a, Hollstein, McGlolhlin, Dravo. Second Ron: Kineaid. ' Smith. Sampson. Third Row: Alg Rowland, Handler. Fourth Row: Tuttle, Cbirnside, Chandler. Rear Ron: Bradley, Palmer, Mar- shall, Pettigrew, Hoffman, Burrell, Bartley, Belhel, Rhodes, Carlson. 191 The story of Company D-l over the past three years is the story of individuals: Who will ever forget: — " Dune " Palmer and his complete indifference during Beast Barracks. " Dune " was the first of us to discover that the " Red Boy " was a good means of protecting him- self from the bed springs. — " Gush, " the company ' s contribution to the long line of First Captains, and his poopsheets. lie always had an answer for those who didn ' t want a Saturday night guard tour. — " Dick " Cope and his pistol. — " Maxie " and his horse. Memories of the day he demonstrated the art of jumping for his parents, only to bite the dust twice. — Dravo and Hershe looking for a black belt between pushups. — " Bracer " and plebe maneuvers. It proved hard to dis- card those happy, carefree days before West Point. — Phil and Snifter standing by while Tut and Tarpk chased the dogs away. — " Dune " and his profuse sympathy for Tarplev in L92 is, .1. chneckloth, Waddiiigton. Cage. Sla.k. McDonough, Eckstrom, Blessley, Mali ago Row: Perry. Hall. Op| enlieimer. Col, Iron. Casior, Kvsler, N..1 1 McBride. ' Fifth Row: Fee, Fowler. Jernigan, Barber. Hodges, Schroeder, Fischer, Duvall. Sanjines. Rear Roiv: Whelan, summer camp, only to find out that it was he, not Pom, who had burned the tent down. — The sad farewells that separated the pay-and-a-hall men from the " padcUefeet. " — " Jeff " and his woman. — Graham " dry -running " his confinements. — " Bonedome " and his gas mask. — Endless memories of Dum-Dum and his budget. — Bayonet training after dinner during yearling summer camp. — The enervating days under Col. Gillivan. — Chandler, Graham, and I lowland ' s Christmas tree and accompanying boodle fight. — " Willie " and his attempted attendance at five mcet- — Sampson ' s troubles keeping his wives during plebe year. — Dravo and Bar tie) sprinting to tent pitching during plebe summer camp with their equipment neatly flung into their blankets. — What a cute couple Ilowland and Graham made dur- ing the Robertson ' s dancing classes. — Palmer and his many hours spent on boning and shining his " 03 rifle. Was he bitter when he had to trade it for a Garand a week later. — Tut ' s non-reg laundry which included nineteen pairs of gloves and twenty rags. Also Mickle ' s similar plight in summer camp. — Handlev ' s rude awakening and firm belief that he a rsa € fe - e e Front Ron: Messmore. I ' ovtress. Wlrovs. Barher, McNeil. Ball, Lyman, March, Wirruk. Martin, Barrack, Byrne, O ' Coi Inskeep. Leve, Mckav, Blo« , Jell, Palmer, Shawe. Fourth Ro Breedlove. Bonner. Stockdale, Ghrisl. Reur Ron: Frankland, Hanisev, Beaslcv, Moriarlv. Hurley. Milrell, Ash, Gosling. Second Row: ,.,-r. Third Row: Kirltar.ls. Herrick, c: Cross. Schug, Veaudry, Wallace, Majeroni, Lane, Troiier, Simpson. ings after publication of orders. — Marshall ' s mid-night area tours. — Jack Rowland ' s teaming up with Max for the horse cavalrv. — " Dune " and his eccentric-but-good flying, as rumors began to filter back of his trip to Mitchell Field and of his trip to make supper at Stewart. — The mass quill turned in on the A. C. men when they left for training. — The 6 15 men from Plebe inas table rat races. — Graham ' s perennial trouble with his budget balance. — Algy and his indiscretions with the White Owl. was going to reveille. It was discomforting to sit through supper with an overcoat on. — Strecker and his gyrating miniature. As we stated in the beginning, our story is the stor) of individuals but it was these individuals together with those unnamed ones who participated in winning the drill streamer twice and in making a very close race for second once. It was from this company that the Corps Squads as well as the Goat-Engineers football teams were amply reinforced. All of this in spite of the fact that ours was the smallest company in the Corps. 193 Company 1.-1 We would like to claim thai on ,lul 1. 1941, the stoops of the 6th Div. where we first really saw West Point in its true light were heated to a cherry red, and the members of ' 42 who met us were really devils, dressed in fifty-fifty for the occasion. In the constant din of Beast Barracks the rumor that " Mr. Coble is indifferent " " was one of the high spots. Johnny Moore ' s tin school subordinates derived no end of pleasure by balancing his brass on his knees while he hung from the alcove rail. Everyone remembers the compan) tac walking in on Bob Conant ' s first West Point boodle fight. Dave Blake, an on-the-ball G. I., amazed the G. A. I ' . when he ate fire at Camp Illumination. Academics absorbed most of the energy and tenths of the class until Christmas. Mo and Buck were so sure that they had been found that when they pulled through — Lord, what a clamor. Johnny Werner and Nick Creed joined us in January. Never shall we forgive them for asking annoy - ing questions about the milk situation at the lower end of I- MS j a a fi a Aa $j l s Front Roir: Drake. Dowd, Cucolo. Carrion. laitir, Lslill, I ' ii |ne. (iter. .uslafson. Second Ron: Hutcliins, Hughes. Holland, llolionili. Ilolway, Hoge, Lee. Ilussev. Third lion: lus«ravo. l.ulz. Long. Loudermilch, Morris, Lane, knsewilt, Kane. James. Fourth Ron: Kupert. Muiiyon, l ' roi - nian, I ' lak. I ' ine, Nelson. Haslie. Morrow. 1 ' ifth Knit: Walker. Zeidner. ildman. Wayne, W hieli- lep, Schibilsky, Wood, Wilson, Stewart. Rear Row: Warren, de la Gnardia. 195 the table. Harry Buzzetrs lectures on the beauties of Florida were never lost on his gullible classmates. June brought the make list. We all knew Bill Steger was a " good file, " besides being No. 1 Corporal; but when he sewed his stripes through his entire sleeve, we knew that he was human, too. Poopie Moore was high man at the Camp Smith Rifle range. Hilling started his career as a picnic czar. Nick Creed was champion milk drinker on the Pine Camp trip. Dick Ware, Tom Tarpley. and Doc Boutwell started off to be flankers with " C " Co., but in who went lo Popolopen during first class summer came back with a wonderful vacation tan — Conant, Ingram, Tripp, and Mo among them. The September make list gave us a very smooth-running set-up. Johnny Werner kept everything going nicely, and everybody (except the plebes) happy. No mention of the make list would be com- plete without a plug for the very strong chapter of 1st Class Buck Association of " E-l. " Goat football brought Fitz-P. and Knos to the fore. Don Ingrain thought Jean LaMarre would go crazv while serving his stretch of con. Front Row: Conor. Mcki Adair, Miller, I... Green Riser, Grier, Anderson. I Clifford, Janis. Hrur Rem IMnll,,,: Third Row .... Bowman. Badger. I Seeber, I ' lank. Haisley, A ■dsall. Klsaesser. in free. September the T. D. put them in " E-l " where they be- longed. Bill Enos kept the plebes informed of the latest fourth class customs. Bob Mummey, musical area bird, and llarr Buzzett, leisurely Negro janitor, were our con- tributions to the 100th Nile Show. We are proud to sa that the Air Corps did not produce a great split in our company. When it happened it was half ground-hog and half ai r-gadget — no more, no less. Davis, Czapar, and Dennen made P. T. ' s perform like I rained seals. The men P. S. Grant led the mermen to victory time and time again. Lou Norman kept the Radio Club going. First class privileges brought complaints from the yearlings about the savor odors arising from Art Bick ' s coffee urn. When we graduated in June, the G. A. P. was amazed at the amount of eontrabrand these cadets collected at West Point. These three ears together have been a great adventure lor us. and we ' ve only just begun to make our mark in this man ' s army. u Company F l Company F-l Two companies . . . independent, free-willed, each had its own characteristics, its own curious customs. A re- organization of the Corps: the hirth of F-l. Out of the combination of Companies D and E has grown an in- tangible spirit that has prevailed over all of the minor adversities of the past two years — an amiable indifference. This wonderful spirit that gets things done with a mini- mum of worry and confusion — the sans souci that perme- ates the get-togethers, the meetings in the sinks, the cloth- ing inspection, the boodle fights after taps. A welding of two former entities that has produced a company having a certain sophistication, a buoyant self-confidence, but with a lack of snobbishness. An organization whose mem- bers are the usual mixture of hives, goats, staff members, and athletes — of air gadgets and ground hogs. Outwardly, the same as any other company; inwardly, different. During the first few months of our new partnership there was a friendly rivalry to see which of the old companies ' traditions would set the pace for the new. Gradually the rivalry diminished, the pace was established; now it is -j £0 } 4 sa £ a sAa eftfe e % fe 198 Front Row: Cookman, Bu ton, II.. 1,1, n. Field, Reierson, Scl elter, Raymond, Granik, Cobb. Second Row: Myers, Maris, Eneboe,Ochs, Melanson, Chesney, Prentiss, Erlenkotter. Third Ron. Rolh, Lozano, Kimbrough Wallace, Wheaton, Graham, Patcl ,11. 1 ' bun. Marrtens. Fourth Hon: Houssels, Stuart, Macur, 1 ' arker, Ludlow, Foley, ChUds, Murp iv. Hear Row: Drake, McLendon. Thomas, Forney, Broughtc n, Findlay, Cross, Martin, Boehm. almost impossible to segregate the customs of old E Coin- pain from those of D Company. A union look place from which came customs peculiar only to V Company, hirst Regiment. Ours surely must be the most democratic com- pan in the Corps: here the yearlings can still match for seconds! But the changes of the past years have not oc- curred wholh within our unit. We have been witnesses of the following changes: the lingering death of the old Corps units, who seem to pride themselves on the flowery- worded super poop-sheel the document with a legal touch and an official flavor — in order to accomplish am given task. In our case, when a job had to be done, our company simply did it with the least fanfare possible. Of course we have our fault- as well as our attributes. We have bickered tinnecessaril) and we have fussed and fumed over the little, trivial things that confront everj Front Row: Temple, Gilham, Williams, Burns. Crandall, ONeil. Len .er. M..rri . arren. Second Row: McClure, Murphy, Albright. Cowey, Halgreen. Cassidy, Harper. Brooks. Third Ron: Lynch, Culpepper, Buckley, Ingham, Hughes, .Sandoval, Slratie. Flahenty, Holison. Fourth Row: Gutting. Morris, Baisley, Merrill, Sherman, Ives, Weiringa, Title. Rear ' Row: Johnson, Burney, Alfano, Cronkhile, Wagoner. Corps idealogy, inauguration of new ideas — the passing on of some of the old traditions, and the reception of new ones. For some inexplicable reason, F-l gets the Air Corps Liaison Officer as Tac. and in his absence, the Assistant Liaison Oflicer. One might think that, because of their influence, there would be a prevalence of air cadets within the company; but the ground cadets actu- ally outnumber the air cadets more than four to one. The administration of the past year has been marked by a lack of voluble poop-sheets, in decided contrast with other company. We have been rowdy, and we have been overly proud. Yes, we have even prided ourselves on our ability to toss cups and glasses right under the nose of the 0. C. But when the final account is taken, we make a satisfied lot. We have learned to live and work together, and we have made lifelong friends. We will retain our unfailing tendency to help the other fellow long after we have left these grev walls. We have accomplished a great deal so far. However, much remains yet to be done. We are still plugging. Tomorrow .... Company Gl Vs. ( : iikt lU ' TWN l.KRIC II glance you might tliink them just an ordi- like any other except for that peculiarly r G-l Bounce. " But to hear them talk Lt. Col. F. M. Greei " Mo " would convince you that Olympus is rather a room) place. Yet neither impression is quite correct. You see, we ' re just a hunch of good Joes, each from God " s country hv claim, who, when we hit 5 ' 9 " or thereabouts, decided we liked the view from that altitude and stopped there. And that ' s about all we have in common — that and our company loyalty. Hence, our company policy has developed into a rough equivalent of " Live and let live — but live! " Though an integral part of the Corps and a smoothly functioning unit, we remain a company of individuals. We take pride in the fact that under the sincere and quietly effective guidance of Lt. Col. " Ma " Greene and the " V From Row: dler. Higgins, bnos, Spear, Reuler, Ih. Koir: Robinson, Humphreys, Ringler, McFadden, B Root, . II.. Root, J. T., Bauer. ..rlluufilou. Kiiifi- Sawyer. Williams, [ ' rice. Feun. Bee lev. Thrun, Vamle Nash, Clark, Curtis, Neal, Van Bauten, Byron, Sul Peters, Wakefield, Cervelli. i. Manilas, Jarkscm, Crane. Second dueller, Lansing, Flint. Third Row: Froede, Hehm. Goethe. Fourth Row: : Gilmore. Fifth Row: Gerald, Crary, lie,,, Ho„- : ill.-.. . Cudgel, Scnrr, 201 capable leadership of long-suffering " Wall-eyed Roho " Aldricfa we have worked out a compromise with " la vie militaire. " No Prussianism for us. e hold that a member of the Corps is a personality which may be tempered but not submerged. Consequently, we have rather an interest- ing collection which probably found its most exuberant group demonstration in the " Frail Fustie-Intermurder " football game. The underclassmen of the Intramural squad failed to reach pay dirt, and on the next day both squads lost heavily to the Academic Department and the Fill-Hollers did a rushing business. Honor Representative, is first in the order of general merit in the Class of 1914 and sports an honor degree from Mississippi State, declares that this or that " ain ' t legal " ; but the bovs are reallv hurl when " O ' Vitullo, " of General Committee and Budget Book fame, hits their accounts a healthy whack. At one time the ribbing got so bad that " Cagey " Fat-Jack Pollin. " Doowillie " Walters, and Armstrong had to form a defensive league of mutual consolation for their receding hair lines. And then there are the brighter moments — such as when the Tenth Div. crowd ( " Andree " claims innocence, but so do " T ' Hamm " P £ " Persons. !{.,-..■ ollins. ( ight. Front Ron Row: Grifl Richards, McDermott, Barne inger, Williams, Ball, Hose, 1 right. Castle, Ilacke, Lamat Tixier, deMoya, Floyd, Quantz, Boake. Rear lion-: Burgess. Conlin. Martin, Hamilton, Pender grass, Dorman. Bradley, Strain. larlisle. Speake. Leaver. Stirling. l.imhall. Tale. Second hitlieM. Ci .a. Kod.lenlierrv . I.wi.h. Third Row: (Ween. . Berry, Trawick, Trimble, Watkins. Fourth Ron: Lein- . Rush, Cohen. Powers. Fifth Ron: Jungerheld, Trimble, , Gall, McDonough, Chase. Sixth Row: Bowen, Grisham, Toole, And that ' s the wa our spirit runs — about as high as " Fagin " Ragland when Kansas-bound on the " Whiskey Special. " Yet there ' s little friction between air gadgets and ground hogs, " pea-shooters " and " truck-drivers. " Occasionally " The Kalm " decides that we are fertile fields for the practice of his reforming instincts, or " Dusty " Rivers and his fellow rebels begin to tell us how the South won the war, and the halls ring long and loud. Howls of pain go up when .Jimmy Seoggin, who, as well as being our and " Hammundo " and they were seen in the thick of it) pull one of their " Trials " by fire and water — even " P. ). " Moore smiles. " Hank " Lindsey forgets his gloom, and Robin Kendall his current love. Among the best of these times are our annual Christmas parties thrown for the plebes by the upperclassmen. Maybe we ' re too easy-going. but we like it that wa — enjoying life is a hobby with us. Now don ' t get the wrong idea: CJ-1 isn ' t heaven — but it ' s about as close as one can get in " llell-on-the-IIudson. " 202 •fc Company H l Front Row. sin„,hn fi : • ullilove Gu.ld, Samuell, W ilkinson, Stewart. Brown. Seated: Simmons, l.arlev, rkacik ,.,„„, «„„.. Johnson, Hoffman, Anderson. T 1( K„„ : Glass. Hart . Moore Spalding, Nieoletti, Gervais. Roar Row: Schardt, Deakin, Di Napoli, Massari, Shirej Fourth R, Jackson, Ellio Armstrong, Robbing, Pe 203 Company H-l Sure we ' re runts! We ' re proud of it, too. We can sleep on the hood of a half-track without hanging over the radiator, or stretch out in the office of a P.51B. We can live off a can of Ration " C " indefinitely and still turn out more man-hours than those thyroid cases on the flanks of the Corps. Vlthough we are runty, we have made a name for our- selves in sports — hoth as players and managers. Deakin capably managed hockey, while Anderson held a similar post with basketball, and Carley with the football team. Jackson, with his enthusiastic cheerleading. inspired the Corps in backing the football team to its many victories and directed the building and launching of the battleship at the Navy game — all this in addition to managing the baseball team. Attention! All men in this division! There will be a company meeting in the sinks of the 13th Division, im- mediately! Bv orders, sir! Yes indeed, Wallv Guild, our company commander, carried on in true " Luigioli " style by driving the company mad with his company meetings. Sammy, the " Iluhha hubba " man kepi (he plebes on the ball during hcastie. In fact he was so much on the ball Q o. 3 .- © vn,y,M jh U 4 3 s w 6 3 6As 4 S 204 Front Row: Roffe, Cherry, Smiil CarboneU, Churchill, Hadzima, Morrison, Kniil .. Dailcv, Trees Wright, O ' Ooiinell. MrCarmn. Slarr. Blum, Marks. Fifth Row: Townsend, Clark, Jones, LaPrad, Pugh, Kohler, Vlaii wards. dams. Ufonte, Woolley, link. I igue, Fitzpatrick, Childress, l.isl Sailer. Saner. Barnes, Hanson. -r. Dworshak. Sccml Hun: Blesse. Third Row: Mora.,. Fourth Row: Myers, Black. r. Attinger, l.oehry. Rear Hun: ( Ihristiansen. eslervell. Hegenlierger, Ed- himself that not even the surgeon " s knive deterred him from drumming up trade for the Howitzer. We have them all: Hot Pilots in Deakin and Gervais, Sluggoids, Tankers. Foundlings, and Star Men. Colonel Hefflebower, our Tac, known to us as the " HEF, " has sta ed n ilh us longer than most other Tacs sta with their company. We leave, taking with us a picture of a line officer. He ' s played the game with us to the end and we appreciate it. It is lining that he leave with us, because there is not one of us who wouldn ' t like to continue serv- ing under him. them — may they never forget that the " runt complex " is an honor, not a stigma. Then there arc the plehes — the indispensable ones. They ' ve sweated blood and we ' ve sweated Mood over (hem. Those who come through our company ' s plehc year will have something on which to build. So there you have us — an aggregation of like-thinking men. We " re so closelj knit it seems that something stronger than the T. D. ' s sixty-six inch, man-measuring stick brought us together. Witness the amazing number of brothers who come into the fold, year after car. That very ' " ' 6 Sd e fc a " feiSfe fe w Front Run: Berry. Srhnepf. Fuller. Slees, England. Welch. Cleere. I.aruiilure. (limner. Srrmul Rnic: Skihon. Sponhem. Putzer, Coyne, Pankowsfci, Ruble, Marberger, Funslon. Third Row: Farris, Walker, Lowry, Hagedon, Lichtenberg, Murphy, Gerardo, Crowley, Mealor. Fourth Run: Bryant. Hughes. Ilauenslein. Daniel. Street. Pepin: Bramhlett. Barthol. Fifth Row: v, Joseph. Wilson. Walsh. Turner. Taylor. Bra.ll.urn. Zuppann, Roberge. Sixth Row: Brown, Mee ' r- hott. lajeski. Glatthorn, Furuholmen, Stidham, Dunlap, Tinoco. Roar Row: (Jay. Streiff, F ' aires. We are secure in the knowledge thai our happily-crass yearlings will develop into a first class quite capable of doing a crack job of running the company when we turn it over to them. Of course, The Corps immediately hits the skids the day we leave; but that ' s what graduating classes have said for a hundred years. They ' ll do their best, for they know that " II-l " has a record of its own to maintain, as well as the Corps ' traditions. So good luck to like-thinking spirit — it ' s not regimentation — will be the salient feature of our careers: because here, we learned teamwork and how to get along with other men. err ;i hot crew — proud of the guidon we march under, and proud of the fad that we can tell the old grads of " F " ( ! .. that the traditions of our parent company are being perpetuated. 205 " And for onr countr) and for that flap;, never dream a dream but of serving her as slie bids yon. though the service earr on through a thousand hells. No matter what happens to you, no matter who flatters you or who abuses yon. never look at another flag, never let a night pass but vou prav God to bless that flag. Remember that behind all these men yon have to do with, behind officers, and government, and people even, there is the Country Herself, your country, and that you belong to her as yon belong to your own Mother. " from " The Man without a Country " — Hale Back Row: Eisenhower, Schardt. Goes, Neilond. Front Ran-: Dunham, Citrona. Gtnsburgh, aims. ECOND REGIMENTAL STAFF WATERM n Supply ( lji( Stegeb Regimental Cum 208 " »Mi I IHS I ItVII IIO STAFF It Sohn — Adjutant Kennedy— Supply Officer Blanchard — Battaliim ( ' .niniiiiiiulri i We are the runts, destined forever to breath the dust of the minimum altitudes (Air Gadgets excepted). But though we ' re half as big, we ' re twice as tough, and the wailing of the bettered Emco inter murder teams after their ignominious defeats at the hands of the G-nomies is one of the pleasantest memories we have of the days when the fourth batt was still mythical. In those days we lived, if plebes live, in a distant place called Central Area where the sinks are in the dungeons and where some far-sighted architect installed convenient repositories for unfolded laundry in the form l fireplaces. There, as beasts, we learned to laugh at our troubles (in the privacv of our own rooms, of course). We still smile when we think of Glab ' s requesting permission to post- pone one of his frequent trips around the area because be had just changed his linen, or his explaining that he had no garters on because he had neglected to wear socks. And we still find it necessary to visit Sciolla when we sit two or three mail draggers struggling with a packing case full of food in the orderly room. J ' . Front Row: Lott. Greene. Mi-Bride. Edwards, Conrad. Harm. in. Marvin. Nacy, Joins. Se rul Row: Walton, Cox, Lee, Mann. irries, Rankin, Tierno, Hume. Third Hint: MiCuinness. Mar- riott, Fortier, De Vault, MeCarrell. I Marnier. Massari. Smith. I ' . .. Murphy. Fourth Row: Liewer, Van Matre, Givens, Steele, Vauglian, hite, oodw ard. Ingham. Fifth Ron: Smilh. V. M.. Batson, Wood, Valpey, West, Boiler, Lasker, Nelson, Forssell. Rear Row: Dunham, Smart, McNamee. After the visit to Clinton Parapet and the short lour of Hull Hill and nearby mud holes of interest, we went back to Central Area again to learn the fine points of out- witting the A. B. and the T. D. with as few casualties as possible. We boned up the bate for the football season and enjoyed the trips as only a plebe can. Christmas passed with nothing more serious than a breakfast D. P. or so, and a few card games in upperclass rooms during the tac " s inspection. Police call by police call, the Gloom Period crawled b : Wessels began asking, " Sir, may I look? " collars, and sent our dress coals out for another stripe. Vt e were bitter when we returned to barracks in Sep- tember and found ourselves in a thing tagged " A " with the subscript " 2. " Still dazed, we fell in. called the de- pleted roll, and marched via the east sallyport of North Area to a new goal of making A2 not only the leader of the regiment, but the best company in the Corps. And we succeeded, too, although it might be considered preju- diced. Hut most important of all, we get along with each other ■ T £ • 4PV3 £A£ Fnmt Rinc: Knapp. Doulhitl. Millim, Fanes. Davidsmever. Killer. Brown. Bradv, Daneman. Second Row: Stokely. Rogers. Withers, Fuller, Hansen, Treadwell, Slone. Skladzien. Third Row: Hullo. Selna, Graham, Collins, Bla .ina, Fair, Sleen. Steele. Wurster. Fourth Ron-: White, Mr- Bride. Wolf. Sehooeh, Finnegan. R -i,r Ron: h Ihrislian, Boudinot, kernan. McMaster, MacGill, Terrell. Frank. Wells. when asked his name: Mouse kept us going for one whole week by slipping pink undies in upperclass laundry; and Cowherd just gave up and hibernated. Eventually, how- ever, the sun came up. and before we knew it we could count the days till recognition on the fingers of one hand — if we could find time in the crowded fourth class schedule to count them. Then came the day! We uncurled our shoulder blades, retrieved our chins from within our to the nth degree. From Prahl. who shines the back of his B-plate for s.i., to Austin, who thinks he may have shined the front of his once or twice during plebe )car; from Rowe, who still sleeps with a brace on, to Muller. who never did learn what they meant by " wrinkles; " and from Davis, with a 2.975 average, to Combs with the same average less 1.0; we are intensely proud of ourselves as a group and of what we have accomplished together. 212 Company B-2 Company B-2 ; y-Wi $W8 r $M Energy welled up within the confines of our stone home all year. Perhaps we lost our dignity occasionally or probably never really had any, but who cares for dignity when action calls. Accomplishment was our mission; we made out well; the dignity would have served us only as a fetter. Athletically, we confined our activities to football, polo, swimming, rifle, lacrosse, soccer, gvm, basketball, wrest- ling, cross-country, track, pistol, boxing, hockey, and tennis. Then, of course, in intramurals, we took the Lacrosse Championship, an accomplishment which has become a habit of two years standing. The rest of the second regiment bowed to us in football. Careful thoroughness paid off to our star-bestudded regimental supply officer, who took time off to captain the rifle team. Then, typical of our energy boys was the head cheer leader, a true goat in academics but very clever on the repartee. Given any kind of opportunity, he would 214 Front Row: Gassmann, Soik, Bowman. Cordova, Burnett, Sargent, Burke, Holt, Nichols. Second Row: Dietsche.Bennel, Nichols, Scarborough, Moore. Heimerl. I ' avret, Boleyn. Third Ron: Miller, Peterson, Romney, Tolar, Ladersohn, Berg, Wyatl, Shumard, Martin. Fourth Row: Walker, Newman, Kellum, ' Field, Fletcher, Russo, Rouch, Klima. Rear Row: Daugherty, Davidson, Giles. somehow get on a platform in front of a crowd, a potent force in ever cadet stage production since thai memor- able plebe Christmas in " 11. When it came to bad luck, we had a sure prize-winner. He gave up liis commission to enter West Point. He knew how to fly before entrance, but his eyes kept him from being an Air Cadet. He broke his leg about two days be- fore Christmas leave, yearling year, costing him his first a smile was in his eyes and a cheerful word on hi- lip-. lie possessed (he rare ability to do an immense volume of work with seeming ease. Knowing him is a lesson in cheerful efficiency. These and twenty-five other kindred spirits made up the First Class of " B-2 " . They led but bowed to the will of the Tactical Department in most things. The company was faced with the problem of breaking in a new tactical Front Row: Andersson, Gossett, Elmer, Singleton. Uusser. David, W " esolowsky, Hall. W. C, Brechwald. Second Row: Flores. Schnlke, Tribolet, Gillig. Carbine. Feibelman, Pfantli. Smith. Third Run: Castell, Yeoman, Hinshaw. Hearties. hitloek, Bowen. Cavanaugh. Geary. Mr- Cormick. Fourth Ron: Henry. Meola. Melo, Freed, Isbell. Pagano. Hall. ( ' .. M.. Ruggiero. Fifth Row: Molchan, Burke, Langstaff. McGregor, Patton, Sheffer, Roberts, Davis. Rountree. Sixth Row: Edelstein, McWhorter, Startler, Gannon, Gorsz, Strawn, Kiely, Bishop. Rear Row: Feldman, Blumrosen, Doherty, Young, Bassler, Cramer. precious opportunity to get home to his beloved Texas. He became cadet company captain first class summer, but gambled more than he knew during a card game and lost the coveted captaincy. He has, however, had the thorough respect of the company, demonstrated by bis election as Honor Representative, and no finer man could have been selected. Our company commander was a cheerful soul. No matter what administrative detail weighed on his mind, officer without letting him in on too many of the secrets. We had a fair degree of success, only to have him go away to school, to be succeeded by another who knew more secrets than we did. This was one of our little problems, of which the year presented many. We disposed of each in its turn, mean- while plunging ahead, seldom worrying about dignity, eternally worried about accomplishment. We worked hard: we had a good time. 215 Company C 2 FH11S! Front Row: Shelton, Forthoffer, McLean, limine. Sullivan, Cary, Smith, II G. I ' . Second Ron: Lynn, Sanders, Ginsl.iirgh. Crimmeison. 77n K«ir: Martin. Dunn. Rogers, Murphy, M. C, Faas. Snelling. Fourth Row: Goes, Wood, Douglas, Moon. Rcur Rim: Creenhill, Janeezek. kleisl, llildiard. Erlenkoller. On Vugust 17. 1942, " C-2 " Company was born into the new Corps organization. It was an offspring of old II and I Companies — " H-Co. " a " hard runt company. " which was Major S. C. HuTSON " Stan " usuall) the last to be dismissed from Saturdaj inspection and the first to start full dress hat drill in the spring — " I-Co. " . the spearhead of the old Lost Third Battalion and the home of indifference and contentment. Echoing from the barracks of both II and I Companies could be heard familiar voices saying. " They can ' t do that! " Hut who can argue against the powers that be? " The Corps will go to hell! " But has it? " Chuck " Leonard lent his helping hand to the company during its infancy. Coopera- tion is its keynote. " C-2 " inherited the best traditions of indifferent " I-Co. " and well-disciplined " H-Co. " These traditions became deep-rooted and burst forth, giving the company a reputation all its own. " C-2 " tips its banner to no one. In September " 43, Major Hutson became our Tac I i ; Front Row: Campbell, Wolf, 1as..n. Spann, Williver, Carter, Nei dahl, lariin™. Russell. Second Row: Clark. ( larrin-lon. 1 VIYcrchio. Bal.in, Draper, Marl.rn. Schwinn, Nelson. Third R m: Hardy, Michalak, Snow, Hardin, McGranery, Spragins, Fridl, )alhnan. Guthrie. Fourth Row: Reynolds, Suelzer, Hughes, Mckerlio, Johnson. Heilhronner, Tut le, Hearin. Fifth Rmr: Hoffman, Crouch. Mahl. Minor. Simpson. Kam.v. Kobson, McCracken. Re Hadden, Adkins, Stanley, McMurdo, McElroy. ir Row: Brown. Bailey, Patrick. and carefully guided the company as it grew into lively young manhood. We don ' t boast that our company is the outstanding company in any one activity, but we do boast that we are well represented in each and every activity. We have some true engineers — as many goats; our aces are among the best . . . our gravel crushers some- thing to brag about; we have our " file boners " and our Three Musketeers, the first class " bucks; " and we have our sluggoids, specoids, snake-oids , sackoids, and any other " -oids " vou may care to mention. ing were nearly depleted. Yet, " C-2 " was always well represented in tactics and on the parade ground. We have given the Class of ' 44 its class president and from our ranks we sent three men to the regimental staff and one to the battalion staff. " Hut " initially showed us how to " tow the mark. " From then on we were ready to sprint into the lead at the crack of the gun. We strengthened class comradeship and inter- class cooperation. We have found a fraternity which shall never be broken; we have tried to make our company Front Row: Williamson. Cochran, Pills, Dickson. Sinclair, Adams. Kinney, Bartli. Lengnirk. Second Hon: Lally, Graham, Bryan. Bacon, Korn. Derrick, Colladay, Patterson. Third Row: Gordon, Buzhardt. Cameron. Jordan. Wesolowski. Booth, Arnold. lenig. Posvar. Fourth Row: Hamilton, Day, Hardin. Hill. Zorn, Short, Parsons, France. Fifth Row: Brann, Kelty. Welch, Shoemaker, Matejov, Kingshury, Lneltgen, Papatones, Glidewell. Rear Row: Lawson, Seaman, Vester, Bottoms, Egon, Humphrey, Brosius, Clapp. Our cadets have dragged 1.0 to 3.0, but rarely in the lower bracket. You will see " C-2 " men wherever you go . . . Flirtation, Fort " Put, " Delafield, the Boodler ' s, the Thayer, and to be sure, some of our cadets have tried to wear a path in the concrete of Central Area. Of our athletes we are justly proud. We gave the Corps two A squad captains and so many of our men were on major and minor sport teams that our ranks at instructor train- worthy of its position as an integral part of the Corps: we have something we are proud to possess. We leave a heritage for underclasses to follow. We know we will hear more of our company in the future, for we leave it in the hands of capable leadership which will " keep " em fighting " and " keep " em flying. " " We ' ll cast back many a fond regret " as we do our best to carry the traditions of the Corps unto the fields of battle. Vv Company D-2 i From Row, Standing: ' Moore, Bottomly, Bumma, Jackson, Cowherd, O ' Connor. Seated: Nixon, Ciszewski. Emley. Second Row: Tully, Myslinski, DeArment, Jenks. Third Ron-. Lindell, Brown, Rodden, W aid. Martin. Fourth Ron: ' Pickett, Hurst, Routb, Lawrence, Rudelic, Mulkey. Rear Row: Bell, Anderson, Charlson, Parks, Patterson. " Here, son, come into the library . . . it " s quiet and warm . . . we can chat a hit here by the fireside. There ' s a good fellow; stir up those logs: they ' ll calch. I ' m mighty glad you got to come down for the weekend. I ' ve been looking forward t o meeting you . . . and appraising you, not as an individual, but as a sample file from this generation ' s sector of the Long Grey Line. Curious, you know. Want to see how the temper of the steel is holding out. " Sit down ... sit down . . . Here we are ... an old Howitzer . . . Class of " 1 1. Yes, yes . . . Let ' s see now . . . Oh, yes . . . Look, some shots of the old company . . . " D, " Second Regiment . . . Squarest group of men I ' ve ever known. Look here, a line of the boys on July 1st, waiting to report to the old First Sergeant. There ' s Hurst and Jenks and Lindell . . . and that ' s Bob Rudelic reporting . . . The most bewildered smirk you ever saw on a man ' s face, eh? Well, he figured it all out later . . . padding the gray concrete. 4, 3, 1. " And here ' s a shot from maneuvers that same summer. That ' s old Paul Emlev " sacked up " in two inches of Front Row: Graham, Hamilton, Barnett, O ' Hanlon, Spiller. Paape, Pinkev. Lewis, Callahan. Second Ron: Tyler, Price. Shafer, Limpus, Hogan, llillnian. Knight, Haley. Third Row: Ruth, Dager, Davis, Mabry, Perez, Ferguson. Norris, Bruton, Henshaw. Fourth Hint: lantr . Lilley, Carter, Devlin, Fitzpatrick, Crowe, Wuchter, Wolaver. Rear Row: IVeff, Van Hout, Wagner, Wooa. 220 water . . . nd George Brown, a " BG " now, beside him there running a rusty, muddy , water-soaked patch through his old Springfield. That ' s Steve Mulkey leaning on his rifle, muzzle down, chinning and grinning as always. " Oh es. tins is a picture of the lee Carnival Plebe Christmas . . . It ' s the Southern Sweepstakes, for there ' s George Pickett, arms whirling like a windmill, going in three directions at once . . . The fellow standing on the hack of his neck is Carl Anderson who had the race sewed up until he " spun in " on that last turn. That ' s Hilly Hell looking on with hysteric glee . . . No habitually happier hoard in a last-ditch-effort to break into the scoring column lor the week. " But look here ... a flash of the Engineer-Goal classic. There are Goal stalwarts Jackson and Cowherd. " QB " i- using his head as usual. In similar fashion he battered his way through roughest academics and into the hearts of a million friends. " And finally . . . The Big Three: Dc Arment, Patterson, and Mvslinski . . . This homey group shot shows each in customary after-supper condition. Note Jimmy ' s perennial and classic First Class underwear. Cas Mvslinski, Scholar, h Front Row: Ladd, Deyens. Doyle. Cupp. Shackellon. Hibbard, lb McBride, MacDonald. Wald.r, Dwyer, Orr, Ashby. Parke. McC.h Nichols, Victor, Dumas, Clemenson, Dennislon. Baker, Hewitt Schubert, Patton, Anthonv. Gray. Schrvver, Hagel. Fifth Row: Simpson, Wildrick, Kutler, ' Wray, Evans ' , Elliott. Rear Row: Con Stannard, Philips. Walsh. Snyder. iRo -,: Thin! Row: Morgan, Wright, Fourth Row: Robinson, Tuck, Holliday, Stephenson, Stroud, illy, Wozencraft, Roney, Pence, man ever lived. " This one down here is Recognition Day in Central Area . . . The hour of our lives. That ' s me with m mouth open. There ' s a shot of Jim O ' Conner. furlough hound. ' Nuffsaid! " Over here on the next page is a Calculus section snap- shot. The cloud of chalk dust with legs is Larry Ciszewski, a full Colonel in Hawaii the last I saw of him. Next to him there is Larkin Tullv about to write his name on the Philosopher, and Soldier ... is here reading the dictionary while our old and beloved Company Commander sits calmly amid stacks of " poop-sheets " organizing, signing. dispatching, and grinning. " There, lad, under a thin scarf of apparent indifference thrived a unit whose Esprit de Corps was untouchable . . . a challenge which yours and the evercoming generations in grey will answer with just faith and traditional pride. " Company E2 bull " : Front Row: Bamett, Blanchard. Pugh. Drake. Svmoiis. Srcoml Row: Codling. Irick, Burns. 7Vurrf Roto: Howell, Gregory, Cabell, kutcliinski. Fourth Row: Denman, Fame, Burr, Shepard. Slondinii: Sullivan, Harper, Mahoney, Kimbel, Murphy, Morrison, Anderson, Clore, Ely, II olden. King, Major J. F. McKinley " Mac ' Cadet ( Iaptaik Ki tchins Coin jinny E-2 We remember Beast Barracks through its haze of con- fusion because life in Fifth Company was rough. There were Don " subtle as a ton of bricks " Blaha, Wild Bill Harrell, Garvin, Lauer, Tate, and more. No, we can never forget them for they all played such a big part in our un- cordial reception — the uncordial part. After officially join- ing Kayco we were introduced to Summer Camp and the Yearlings and, all in the same breath, we decided Summer Camp was a great place to be away from. There, Roger and Dumbo acquired some special attention and Rastus boned up his " 23 Skidoo " fame. The last reveille in Summer Camp was a real bucket fiasco with the Yearlings on the wet end while the last day of maneuvers saw Plebes Drake and " Ahm from Buhmanham Suh " Anderson parading through the lobby of the Pic in their not-too- spoony Drill A. With the ending of the Catskill Campaign and the coming of Academics, the hives blossomed out: Ernie and Kenny, to whose patient coaching at sometime or another most of us are indebted. Other stars, the larger brand, were with us now in the forms of Sully, Fame, " ah caint hep it " Denman, and Pugh. the second third of the Bar Room Trio. Plebe Christmas introduced Buzz ' s Front Row: Blood, Werner. Cilligan. Hanes, Taylor, Fehrs. Briscoe. Pierce, Landis. Second Row. Ericson, Burgess. Belmnnte, Kovar, Sitekman, Stuckey, Henderson. Cunningham. Third Row: McChrystal, Stewart, Post, Clynier. Trimble, Boyce, Newborn, Siegel. Miller. Fourth Roir: Timble, Taliaferro, Damon, Kahlert, Driscoll, Neville, Moore, Godwin. Rear Rote: Coffee. Bennett, Findell. 223 southern belle who brought out a Plebe edition of the proverbial Kayco snakes with Johnny King on the front page: B -chard with Beth and that Satcheljaw pair. Howell and Aj, were taking three X ' s, too. At the Smoker, we saw Hop swing a mean hip while that red head in the chorus caused a mild sensation. Pine Camp: then Popolo where Roger ruled as " King of the Brownies. " We, except B-chard, couldn ' t feel the tortures of Cal and Phil that followed for we eoidd see Beast Barracks again for the Ground Troops while August saw the return of the Air-minded as Mike ' s and Murph ' s stories put Bunyan to shame. Rings in September. Who could forget Dumbo ' s " bring on the dancing girls, " Willie ' s strained efforts, and Tom ' s weekend sobriety. We ' ll also remember Hy as our custodian of the merit badges on his extended red boy campaigns; and Denman on the end of Maj. Mack ' s promotion cigars. With the passing of the uniform display, the Great Corporal Jupiter P. -_o » lyiypjj I e £ i iK Moses. V: IT. i(. man, Tl l mi Row: Banks. Dreier. I ' ardne. Mallev, Muir. Anderson, Riee, Learmonlh. Third Row: in. Rufsvold. Gassell. Holers. I ' armlv. Zeldman. Rumnev, Schloss. Bauph. Fourth Row: iski. Burnell. Jank. Ireland. Constant. " Miller. La Roek. Saeharov. Fifth Row: Vlison, Ander- Beatlv. Riee. Thomassel, Barlow. Hefferon, Halls. Bneklev. Rcur Row: Spra-ne. MeCnllen. id. nothing but Christmas leave. The morning before. Speed peacefully slept through the draggings in a Plebe bed while Morrison and kuteh took home full-field equip- ment much to their dismay. In April, the Air Cadets departed and for the Ground Hogs who stayed behind June W eek was a happy time: it was then that Kimbel and Howell left tin ' common-folk to stand with the Star men for the traditional review. Training trips and poker and buckled down to bring June Week into view. Now that we have come to the end of the trail we must bid a sad farewell to our happ) life in the company and to the rat- races that ruled our days. Now, too. we realize full ' wcll the meaning of our friendships, bound so closel) 1 our intimate life together, and we resolve they shall never be forgotten. 224 s Company F-2 Company F-2 nmbk. ft Once upon a time there was an infernal Colonel, Whom we shall call Sylvanus Thayer. Now when it came to being a foundation-layer This colonel was a wizard. And he built an academy, unprotected from blizzard, Rain, snow, sleet, or hail, on top of a prominent, Dominant Hill. And it stands there still. We shall call this joint West Point. Now it was merely a matter of time, (a decade or so), Before West Point was tops, as academies go. And though in matters of tradition and regulation it was a trifle peculiar, Don ' t let this fact foolyer, Because the graduates of this academy really went out to slap Its wonderful reputation all over the map. And pretty soon they had more than medals by the piles — They had files. And more. They were the reason why the army of a nation, which we shall call the United States, Rates. So much for that, because all this general history- Is no mystery. In 1944, to get more specific, There were within this terrific Organization of the students, which we shall call the Corps, Sixteen companies, no less, no more. Front Row: karr, Nunn, Powers, Ray, Karris. Horowitz, Gatsis, Crowell, Olds. Second Row: Haslett, Ford, Jones. Bissell. Erkert, Smith, Bell, Kochel. Third Row: Casey, Lenfest, Larkin, Middleton, Marlow, Swain, Sprinkle, Curtis, Coulter. Rear Row: Griffith, Smith, Muehlke. 226 Of these sixteen there was one Which just for fun. And for laek of anything else to do, We shall call F-2. Compared with the other fifteen companies in terms of spooniness, equipment, or size, this organization Was no sensation. Ah. hut the spirit! No one came near it. For instance, if at P-rade a plebe in another company were asked whether or not the " March On " was by Sousa He would probably answer, " No excuse, suh. " But if a plebe in F-Co were asked why his sling was loose, He would answer, " Sir, there is absolutely no excuse! " Concerning the man with three stripes. So let ' s take a hasty gander At the company commander Whom we shall arbitrarily call Iahin. It goes without savin ' That since an organization is only as good as the men who run it, When there was a job to be done, Mahin dunnit. And right on down the chain of command, lieutenants, sergeants, corporals, and even an occasional private When giving or given an order, could always hive it. Even the plebes, the lowest of all, Were on the ball. As a matter of fact, this is a case where the famous old ' % Front Row: Fitzgerald, Berge, Shultz, McBirney, Hafer, Jansen, McCollam, Fryberger. Second Row: Thaver, Wagner, Crowell, Jernigan. Supplee. Joyce. Pence. Sanger. 7Vii ' r Row: Burnham, Smith, Wilson, Iladley, Blum. Miller. Webb. Hudspeth, Horowitz. Fourth Row: Collins, Stewart, Somoza, Morrison, Asmus, Rouillard, Ward, Hildebrandt. Fifth Row: Woods, Brandenburg, Frost, Collins, Hughes, Cachman, Baker, Kurowski, Gordon. Sixth Row: Conger, Gridley, Joffnon, Kettner, Baker, Patton, Hawley, Naleid. Rear Row: Wallis, Nye, Wilson. In other words, everyone tried like the devil To live above the common level. The Tac was a man whom we shall call Williams, A man among milliams, For in the entire army, below the rank of lieutenant - colonel and above, He was probably the only officer who fitted the company like a glove. And there will be no comment, either extemporaneous or planned, About a left-handed glove on a right-handed hand And certainly there were no gripes adage will hold. F-Co didn ' t glitter, but it was gold. So it was that the high standards of that great foundati layer, Sylvanus Thayer, Were not only upheld. But excelled. And the spotless reputation of the joint, (West Point) Achieved an even greater, deathless glory. End of storv. Company G-2 % ' a % V rVi UM-LJ UL2 rLJtJj " " • «!( « .»: Toon, knoll. Moore. Kohinson, Grace, Smith. Smim K»i •: While. Howe, delaMaler, Pardee, Kinnard, Gever. Edmunds. Third Row: Emerson, Ingersoll, Connell. Stahl. Fourth Row: Ellis, Solomon, Hazen, Kennedy. Roar Row: Brundin, McElvey, Hanley, Schaper, Lemley, Nalle, Neilond. Company G-2 228 till V il|||bitfd M : i ,» _ % - %r- ■• . M J i M ii .ii ji , pfWW wto 11.1 K This is our company. Company G-2. We arc its founders, its traditions, and its essence. Ours is part of the new and part of the old combined into a coordinated unil which is keeping the Corps above its ahead) nil. d standard. Major I. T. W mi " Tubby " We came direct from civilian life. Representing the Corps of old, mr first Class was drawn from L and 1 Com- panies to form the nucleus of a new system. Vnd as that nucleus we shaped the incoming Plebes: converted them from civilians to soldiers: and taught them to cherish our traditions and our manner of thinking. We are a machine which " depends on the situation. " ' This machine has already weathered some of the roughest " terrain " and if. because of a damaged part it ever ceases to function with its characteristic smoothness, we will " dig in " without retrogression, keeping in mind the fact that we are making our company ' s history. To the latter let us glance for a moment. In the early Summer of ' 42, we did not take lightly to the fact that our old companies were broken up, but we srta s a s 4 From Row: bam Fite, Campbell, Small, Pavia, Kc son, Linden, Jon ,k ' !, " ,r ' l es, Lo nV.i ' lis, Minckler, Caffey, Evans, Gilbert, McGovern, K. 1). Sea Uillm.ui. Campbell, Pulliam, Warren. Mossy. Third Km, idler. Wilkin-,,... MeCmern, T. F, Stoer, Liebel. Rear Rote mi R„i ■ R.ul-, Robii e, Tl ompson, Williams. 229 got a certain jov out of forming a new one. We greet the Plebes with a full understanding of what lay before us and began the gruelling task of running " Beast Barracks " with a hardness and firmness that has characterized our com- pany ever since. We indoctrinated the new Plebes with the classic phrase, " Why, Mister, during my Plebe year . . . " and proceeded to improve on preceding " Beast Barracks " with results which have proven well worthy of our efforts. Nor were we content merely with a successful " Beast Barracks. " Our job was to prove that we deserved a place men with the straightest lines at parade. Search for the men on maneuvers who are topmost in efficiency: who get a kick out of the mud and grime and manage_to stay the neatest; who, when told " It can ' t be done, " answer, " Watch our smoke. " Search for the Plebes who, though possessing a trace of a smirk, have already gotten the " Big Mosaic; " who know the salty taste of sweat and the pleasure of having more athletes than any other group of Plebes in the Corps. Look for a compact group of Year- lings who maintain three times their share of star men and Front Row: Mflligan, Booth, Cairns. Wedei Kane, Slew an. llirsch. Oosling. Barricklov Ingram, McMillan. Mahan, Stark, Wye Larson, Petrie, Chapman. Evans, Mattes Deusen, Smythe, Lewis, Armstrong, Petr Coller, Harris, Cavanangh, Kenny. ■r. Burnsiile, Strain, Lee. Day Ion. Zeli. ' ■ •..« Ron: linrv. Johnson. Rogers. Third Ron: Montgomery. Hall. Boyd, Weiss. Fourth Ron: One, Simmons. stanfield. Fifth Row: Slone, Davis, Halloran, Van lvie. Rear Ron: Banchman. Kioux. ( )chs. Grace. at the Point bv being examples in the field. We worked and we profited. To you old graduates we say that although the organiza- tion of the Corps has changed, we proudly assure you that the spirit and the system remain unchanged! We welcome your attention. To request it. we believe, is unnecessary. To distinguish us is simple. Look for the men with the straightest back. Look for the as many times their share among the first hundred; who push their company to the utmost to make it what it is; who drag the proesl " Femmes. " Lastly, look for indomit- able Firsties. no high ranking staff which would be com- plete without one of their number: who know how to lead their company to the top and keep it there unchallenged: who possess the most jovial good humor and highest ambitions in the Corps. In short look for Company G-2. 230 , . u Company H-2 Cadet Captain Giles vH ■4 CI- ■ P- 5 ' v . I© i : u ( M " V- ' 4 A 4 j k ' £ ro " ' , J Gor.lon Brighl. Pear.-,-. Truman. Cutrona, Meteler. Second Rom,.- Zillmer. Giles. While. Gamble. Babroek. Hesse. 1 l.inl ! „„: Riehanls. MrCn. Bressler. Wullinger. Miekelwait. Fourt i Row: Aunnger, U ightman, Cfaristl, Hayman. Rear Row: Donaldson, Clu-a.llc, Daniel, Peterson, Staser, Hennessey, Patton, ScheUenger, Norman, Aurand. 231 Company Ii-2 V Few people have seen the skeleton in they ' ll " Company eloset but many have heard of il. and it is with mixed emotions that the Corps this year bids farewell to this honored member . . . this heritage. Beside an empty eloset, however, it leaves a tradition with " H " Companies to come: the ragged, mistreated tradition of the old " Mu Fraternity " which once kept house in the " Forgotten Fifties. " We are a company of traditions and we are proud of them. Proud indeed, of the history we have added to the legend of the storied last company of the Corps. The lifted hats of our first class at Graduation Parade, our plebe Fasler Fgg Hunt, the time-honored silence which greets the rare first lines that come our way — all these are ours, regardless of the letter on our guidon. Every company cherishes its peculiarities, distinction, legends, and history; in particular, their company life since that hot July day when they became a part of the Corps and that unforgettable August afternoon when tiny departed from the New Cadet Rolls to become a class duty roster of their company. ■4 MW i l ' t -P " ' £- : M H B w 232 Front Row. Somiiier. krebs. SluUlone. Monro.-. Hamuli, i::. S.-.-er. Ko.-lili. Mu.-. Lawrence. Second Row: Donovan, keiine.lv. tior.ler. Ki.har.ls. Benson, Morris. Powers. McQuarrie. Third , ' .,»■: Br.mn. I nit H.crsle.g, Me Mister, McConnell, Kea.t ' .alvert, t larhartt.Stebbins. Smith. Fourth Ron. Van Clew, (iailin. I lol.lri.l e. Downing, English, Chase, Coulahan, Dubsky. Rear Row: Golden, Dolan, Barr. Ma.W herter, Barnard. These men treasure, too, the last Camp Illumination Company of the 2d Regimem was created, h is a hard with the parade of costumed cadets and their femmes in a tiling to break up a company, even harder the splitting companj streel which, despite all plebian efforts remained of roommates who had weathered plebe year together, bul unmistakable a dusty, bucket-lined street of tents. with pride we claim thai wherever went a member of the Cherished is the memorj of the first ami last yearling old company, then- went a little hit of the flanker tradi- training trip in the summer of 1942, when the Class oi tion, the easy familiarity and comradeship of a company 1°14 pioneered the Corps trip to Pine Camp. Watch word which never failed to take life as a pleasant thing and to of that trip was the classic " M " Company answer to an temper cadet routine with a touch of humor all its own. irate third class ranker ' s hail of an apparently empty So it is. that with pride we give ou " II " Company; barracks. " There ' s nobody here but us bedbugs! " still, as always, the last companj of the Corps, the left of Front Row: Ellis. Seliiiiiian. Shalluck. Jenkins. Holmes. Throckmorton. Elirlich. Creene. Second Ron: Rie.lel. Palinatier. Leavitt, Parker. Lincoln. Bradley, Parker, llo-kins. Third Row: Cay. Leech, Atkinson. Me Minn. IVrkins. Coleman. Dixon. Clark. Keeiler. Fourth Rotv: Brothers, Harper. DeTreville. Hazzanl. ( (Connor. Mien. Norris. Keeker. Fifth Row: Buchanan. Lnmlholm. Colaw, Poe, Cole. Oppenborn, Ratliff, Christiansen. Dennett. Rear Row: Uderson, Shell. .n. Swab, Smith, llarlon, Humphreys, Frantz. Finley. A new and happy view of cadet life and a startling revelation of the social side of some of our compan) mates appeared with the first Yearling long weekend which con- cluded the summer. With the expansion of the Corps to its present form, it was inevitable thai changes would be made, hul il was a sad day with the return of the Corps to Academics in the fall of 1 ( 42 when " M " Company ceased to exist and " H " the line. We push the Corps, and though military tradition through the ages accords the right of the line the place of honor, we maintain that with our honor we keep also the distinction of having followed the Corps wherever it goes throughout its history — a part of it, and still, just a little apart. Il is our boast that no graduate can fail to point out with pride that he is a graduate of the Vcadcun and of " H " Company. ■ if ff riff ffW ■- » f t nc mm ■ " H « For free hours neither claimed by duties nor restricted by regulation, for energies not exploited by tactical or academic exercise, for cadets whose time and talents permit, the Academy presents many and diverse avocational organizations ... For those who now turn these pages, the HOWITZER presents— the ACTIVITIES ' ' " ! i " " ' f " " " ■ ■ l .- J " - 1 ' ... " ■■• — -z r ■ flPW t w W " • " " , " .. . ■ ■ f.ftnriff r , OTni; II IHr-l ■ » » ■ i 1 1 • lii ; - - HHI HHMHH W H ! V wji , " 1 i Pt— fitjB$J 11 Iff h w jjit A L WH Ik J fl[ 1§ m M ■ ' S jp B z - " H Front Row: Limlell, llalsl.a.l. Scn-mi. Ciisliman, Kulcliinski RoHK Carlev. Brickhouse. Moore. Ilavwanl. While, Allier. Gi The Honor Committee " A soldier ' s wealth is his honor, Sir. " ' The Honor Committee is entrusted with the responsibility of safeguarding that wealth, of seeing that no one shall have cause to question the Honor of the Corps. The complexities of cadet life under the West Point " System " give rise to numerous official state- ments, both oral and written, and to the frequent use of the expression " Ml Right, Sir " as an ab- hrc ialion for certain official statements. Whenever confusion arises as to the spirit and the meaning of such an official statement, the Honor Committee must eliminate that confusion. Yel honor rulings of this type are onlj the superstructure of a system which has its foundation in the principle thai a soldier and a gentleman can never — under am circumstances — cheat, or lie. or steal. The Honor Committee fulfills iis responsibilities in three ways. It initiates fourth classmen into tin- basic principles of the West Point Honor System, It endeavors to keep honor rulings uniform and up-to-date throughout all sixteen cadet companies. It requires intentional violators of the Honor Code to leave the Corps. The Honor Committee is composed of the sixteen company honor representatives and the First Captain, ex officio. Each representative is elected b his company. 236 The Cadet Lecture Committee During the late fall, winter, and earl) spring, the Cadet Lecture committee stepped in to break up the dull routine of academics. The committee, composed of a member from each battalion, prepared a series of programs to lie presented on Sundaj evenings for the entertainment and enlightenment of the Corps. Willi Corps-wide subscription, ii was possible to have some of the finesl speakers and performers in the countrj for the lectures. Programs such as those given 1 Rise Stevens, Mec Templeton, Major Seversky, sa Johnson, and Lowell Thomas covered the field of music, drama. adventure, science, and current events. The Cadet Lecture Committee brought to Wesl Poinl fine entertainment which the restricted academy life would have otherwise prevented Cadets from en- joying. General Committee 1st Regiment Front R„„: Sampson. ,-sK.n, Vitullo, Brown, Buz .elt. Rear Roiv: Harris, Keller. Bontecou. The General Committee operated as a clearing house for the suggestions and com- plaints of the Corps. It was comprised of the First Captain and a representative from each company. It was influential in obtaining for the Corps a more efficient laundrv service, a uniform method of arranging hotel reservations, the elimination of fish from the Friday menu, a better selection of week-end pictures, an arrange- ment for the purchase of uniforms, and an interpretation of the new Cadet Budget. The wide interests of this committee made it one of the important organizations in the Corps. General Committee 2nd Regiment Front Row: Mulkey, Austin, Vlahin, Lerch, Peterson. Rear Ron-: Kleist, Solomon, Cooper. 238 Dialectic Societv ■ The Dialectic Societv lias brightened the year with many special entertainments, but the Hundredth Night Show was a highlight in our afternoons and evenings at the Post Theatre. PROVIDENCE which provided us PRU- DENCE, also provided us with an unlimited supply of laughs and cheerful ditties. Royem ' s polished 1 lies as always dominated the scene, but memorable was the llayman, Hazen, Todd, Burnett rendition of the Tac ' s Ouartette and Gallez scintillating piano arrangements. Remarkable for the possession of a real plot this year, the show presented a fresh and engaging view of cadet f ant as) in following the trials and fortunes of a cadet room through some singular transactions with Old Nick himself. O ' Connor and Norton as Prudence and f an Mouse ablj supported Morrison as the hero, W ' oodrow Wooden, in his quest for knowledge anil beauty; and together thej gave us Academy life as we should like it to be, their gyrations ending as inevitablj as all kaydet maneuvers under the fabled rock. Traditionally known as tin- m -t attractive adjunct to the Vcademy, tin ' Flirtation Walk legend pro- vided a stimulating vehicle for 1 oodrow ' s search, com- plicated and aided bj I )iSih io, as a completel) human and 239 Iorrison ami DiSti, 240 startlinglv hen-pecked Satan. Every cadet is convinced finished dancing chorus, traditionally feminine after a that the devil takes a close personal interest in the day by hairy and be-muscled fashion. day progress of West Point, and Di was outstanding as An additional attraction this year, was the startling just exactly the sort of petulant, bombastic master of the model show, familiar to friends of the Corps as stellar per- formers upon other fields. Vdding grace and beaut) to tin- dream sequence, this lightsome Corps dc Mallei would Symons and Stewart completed three years of successful turn Messrs. Conover and Powers green with envy, for no collaboration in spicing the production with an unusual!) other stage can boast a team of beauties so round, so linn underworld who would take time off from his tending the lires to harass a cadet. ... so fully packed. From ends to quarterback the line-up was complete: Merritt, Salzer, Stanowicz, Pearce, Mc- Corkle, and Lombardo, captained by an Ail-American premiere danceuse, Model and center, Cas Myslinski. An outstanding bit, these airy beauties in truth brought the house down. The original plot as conceived by Wald, Bottomly and Patton, was given the polish that only Al Wald ' s dialogue could provide, and in settings and stage direction provided by able crews, the finished product was a brilliant addition to the long line of Hundredth Night celebrations. O ' Connor (?) and W» Burnett, Martin, Todd, Hazen, Ha 242 Hops and Hop Committee Front Rate: Wessels, McCoy. Moore, Blanchard, Deimen, Faas. Tully. Adamson. Re Eiler, Conlon, Norman, Geyer, Hoxie, Flynn, Hoffman, Kivers. Our first knowledge of hop managers came Plebe Year when an announcement was made that one of us had been appointed fourth class hop manager. From that time until Christmas we heard little from our hop manager. However, he had been going to numerous meetings and laying the groundwork for Plebe Christmas. Finally, that glorious occasion arrived. The hops, the big boodle fights, the Smoker, in the form of a night club with a stage show, the ice carnival and its featured races, obstacle contests, and figure skating all came under the supervision of the hop managers. After the holidays, when the corps settled down to routine activities the hop managers had to take care of the folding of hop cards, in addition to any class matter under consideration. (.run (led out lure, isn ' t it? It fey don ' t you two go dunce: 1 243 After recognition, as in every other part of cadet life, the hop manager ' s job changed radically. At the first opportunity after graduation, an election was held and permanent hop managers were selected to serve until their own graduation. Graduation hop was the first chance for them to really exercise the duties of an upperclassman. The remainder of the summer the yearling hop managers received at a majority of the mid-week and Saturday hops. The) supervised the Constituti on Island picnic, and the elass picnic at Delafield as well as all the other socia activities of the summer. Beaut The Hell-Cat orchestra As First Class hop managers there was a great deal more The hop managers would be at a l s withoul the to do. They selected and ordered hop cards for the currenl guidance and assistance of the Cadet Hostess, Mrs. rear, arranged lor the receiving officers, decided upon hop Lystad. V plebes we learned from her whal was expected schedules and were in direct supervision of the hops. In of West Pointers on the social side. She also gave u man) addition to these regular duties, the graduation invitations pointers throughout our three years here. The hops and Shut III the lllllk lather ve rosebuds while ye i Ilium iiml lie meet the snaki and announcements Cell under their jurisdiction. They were responsible for the selection and printing of the spe- cial graduation hop cards. other numerous functions have all shown the efficiency with which the Hop Managers performed their duties dur- ing our three years as Cadets. 245 Camera fans haunted the club ,hrk, Camera Club Photography was the hobby of many of the cadets and the Camera Club was the group which fostered this activity. Conveniently located, the club was available to its members during their spare moments. With the best of equipment and supplies, the cadets had plenty of room for individual action. Many cadets accumulated wonderful albums recording their cadet life in photographs which they will cherish forever. Radio Club Despite restrictions placed upon radio transmitting due to the War. the Cadet Radio Club fostered a large membership actively engaged in experimentation, theory, and circuit design. The Club owned or operated such equipment as a Television receiver, a complete communica- tions receiving unit, workshop, and transmitters. Members from every class worked in the three Club rooms in the 49th Division. 246 The intellectuals played long h lb ij iw fm Chess Club ! ( :h ss has for mans scars been considered the soldier ' s game par excellence, since it contains all the elements of battle, in that there are two hostile forces, each seeking to render the other powerless, and to capture his stronghold. The Chess Club at West Point started in 1924, and since that time it increased in strength until it was able to play in successful competition with the best teams of the country. - Ami tlw argumentive cadet inmlr lis mark — Debate Club R Club - After a season of inactivity the Debating Society under the gentle guidance of Ginsburg, Martin, and Rogers returned this year to Corps life with a membership of over lilts men. Though intercollegiate competition was limited, debates, forums and round-table discussions proved a chance to develop their oratorical powers expounding their pet political theories at club meetings. 247 Cadet Chapel The Cadet Chapel is " the most beautiful single building in the United States. " An inspiring example of military Gothic architecture, it rises as though carved from the ver hill- side to which it clings. Within the structure the military effect has been continued by the long rows of tattered battle Hags. For three ears Chaplain Walthour has served here, arriving and progressing with the Class of 1944. Suffice to say that there is not a man who does not regard the " Bishop " as a trusted friend and confidant. The p ing of the organ and direction of the Cadet Choir, although integrally connected with the Chapel, have been handled by Mr. Mayer who has served as Organist for close to a score and a half years. Working together, these two have joined to make the Chapel a highly important in- fluence in the life of every Cadet in the Corps. Chaplain John D. Walthour Smiflay School Teachers Front Row: MulU-r. Hurst, Black. Strecker, Cbarlson, Carli- . Second Row: Smith. Murphy, k ' imbrough. Armstrong, Hardin. Rear Ron: Ken- nedy. Steger. t :nl«l « li.i|. I I ' shers Front Rote: Cabaniss, Mitchell, Hem- pieman, Donaldson, Giles, O ' DonneU, Blanchard. Second Row: Faas, Weston, Bottomry. Rear Row: Wessels, Mc( oy, Fullilove. 249 Catholic Chapel HKH Ml RDOC1 On a high crest overlooking the river stands the Catholic Chapel, one of the most beautiful structures on the post. The actual construction was completed in 1899 by Monsignor Cornelius G. O ' Keefe who had the design modeled alter an old Norman chapel which still stands in Eng- land. The simplicity of the architecture is truly representative of the venerability and strength of the Roman Catholic Church. To the Cadets, the chapel has become an integral part of their lives. Its doors open at all times, night and day, the chapel to them is a refuge where they can go to forget about responsibilities which may be pressing on their minds. For many years, Father Murdock has been carrying on the job of " Padre. " However, his ■%, -£ Jk| ' cJL ■ ' - ' X ' X ' x X Catholic Chapel Choir Front Rota Hadzima. McDonough, O ' Brien, Lawrence. Mire. DiNapo Martin. Puchriek. Sn-imil Ron: Wood. Lgis. Heiil. keyes. Wolf. McCraner Mantev. Third Row: W irries, Argo, McGlvnn, Mueller. Doyle, 1 McCiinniff. Fit .patrick. Naev. Fourth Row: Kenney, Carrier. Ufano, Pa kowski. Gillig. l)ohert . Hoar. Ililo sk . Fifth Row: Thurman. I)orne . Rr Row: Cavanaugh, Crames. Callahan. Miller. Bauehman. Simpson. leCre-. Missal Readers Front Row: Fravet, Doyle, Grant, Combs, Martin, McGuinness. S« Roiv: Benson, Buth, Brewer, Moore, Fitzpatrick. Third Row: McCun Ridenour, Chamberlain, Forlier. Smith, Price. Rear Row: McCulloch, Lil Deulin. official duty of taking the services has been hut a small part of his activities, for both he and Father Moore have acted in the capacity of advisers and friends to the men who are continually popping into the Rectory. The cadets and the " Padres, " working together, have also handled many phases of activity connected with the Church. Outstanding in this category has been the Annual Benefit Hall at the Astor Hotel. To both cadets and graduates the Catholic Chapel has meant not only a temporary refuge, but a continued and telling influence on their lives. 251 Class Officers and Election Committee 2 2. Thirfl Class Officers Front Ron: Slanowicz. Benson, Kenna. Rear Run: Brifr-s. Troxell, Basham. I li ' lion Committee Front Row: Austin. Guild, McLean, Rem Row: Royem, Courtney, Lindsey, Fl IBugle Notes This year Leo Kinnanl handled the Editorial end and Bill Goes the financial end of the Bugle Notes. Aided by a large staff of Yearlings and Plebes the) succeeded in giving the Bugle Notes the most thorough revision it lias had in over a decade. I his year the dua mis- sion was to keep pace with the sweeping changes whirl, have laker, place .luring the past two years at West Point and most important to retain ami pass on I., the new .lass the traditions which have been a part of the Academv Cor almost a centur 5 and a half. To the New Cadet the Bugle Notes is an introduction to Cadet Lite in print, to the upperclassman it is the fountainhead of information about the Academy, ami to the old grad turning its pages it brings back the long nights of Beast Barracks with the scent of .Id il in the air and just too much Plebe Poop to learn. Goes, Business Manager, Kinnard, Editor. Third Class Assistants: Smythe. Birns.de. Cavanaugh, Lobdell. Wood, Nelson. Baldwin. 253 Musical Organizations Uthough life at the Academj at times seemed to be a continuous cycle of bouts with the Tactical Department, of hard work, academics, and gloom, most of us found the time to inject into our systems moments of hard-earned pleasure and keenh sensed enjoyment. These rare moments were made possible to great extent by the existence of such organizations as the Cadet ioncert Orchestra, the Dance Orchestra, the Glee (Hub. and the Cadet Chorus. These were the music circles of a West Pointer ' s life. Few of us will forget the pleasures brought to us by those organizations. The Vpril hand concert when Fauritz Melchior and the Cadet Chorus sang to- gether with rousing enthusiasm: the singing of the Chapel Choirs each Sunday at Chapel: and the Sunday afternoon programs of the Concert Orchestra will long be remembered for their energy, if not for their technical expertness. None of us will forget the thrill of hearing the Christmas Carols sung by the Glee Club each year and how it brought to our hearts the tidings f ecniiing Christmas joys. Many were the Saturday night hops and Sunday tea hops at which the Cadet Dance Orchestra proved that it could plav music that we enjoyed listening to as well as dancing to as much as any big name band. We will never forget the music of the Hundredth Night Shows brought to life b the Dance Orchestra and the Glee Club. Uthough these organizations bad little time to practice, especially with the three year course, the quality of their work demanded highest praise. A band, a chorus, an orchestra, and a glee club: these were (he outlets for the talents of the musical cadet, the source of satisfaction, and enduring pleasure which made life at West Point more complete. Few organizations were not exceptions to the rule. They owed much to Captain Francis F. Resta and Mr. F. C. Mayer for their helpful cooperation, their aid in overcoming the never ending obstacles that seemed to confront the efforts of those enthusiastic organizations. Ihr Cadet Dance Orchestra delighted the The Pointer Front Ron: Cumberpatch, lr. Moore, Rowe, Hoffman. Rear Row: Hale. Hay- man, Patton, Mire. " II. . . . art- the Pointers out yet? " . . . familiar cry of a Friday afternoon, is that announce- ment of the bi-monthly publication of the Corps ' own magazine. Devoted rather more to tin- Corps than is usual in college magazines, the Pointer has provided us with a humorous yet accurate and fairly dignified representation of Academy life. A splendid connecting fde with the family and friends we left behind when we entered West Point, the magazine has served as our ablest means of expressing our wants and hopes, likes and dislikes in picturesque and appealing form h. (hose for whom we have become little more than a weekly letter. The man who finds letter writing difficult found a happy advocate in the Pointer, especially with the one-and-only, e |, Ml, ll, ncl ii res for whom the femmes ' page, and annual feiiim on our locker shelves to say their part. Suddenly and shockingly parted from its very efficient and likeable editor. Dick Etowe, in February, the Pointer finished out the year with its staff unchanged, the work of editor being shared by the Hoard. Patton, as Associate Editor, became nominal head of the literarj and editorial staff, assisted principally by dross, third class associate. Dick ' s tragic death deprived the Pointer of its ablest guide, for throughout the ear be worked continually to improve and enlarge the Pointer, its circulation and its coverage. As testimony to his faithful work. 1944 saw the highest circulation figure for many a year, and improved work in photography and color lent professional appeal to the illustrations and covers of l)iek " s magazine. Outstanding among the Pointer ' s contributions to the Corps were its art sections. Directed and in part produced by George Hayman. Art Editor, those sections provided the magazine with as close an approach to professional illustration as could be obtained in a college publica- tion. Roy Hoffman delivered sports news in the best fashion, illustrating his pages with some splendid pen and ink likenesses of Academy athletes, an attractive innovation in his depart- iur ;li. (iregorv. Toon, C. S. Balds, - Probablj the major credit for keeping the Pointer up and coming, goes to Jim Cumberpatch, who drove the business staff. Assisted by Jo Hale and Ev Mire, circulation and advertising managers respectively, and a staff of Pointer Representatives, Jim put the Pointer on our desks and the desks of a few thousand graduates every other week all year which, after all. is much the most difficult and complicated task of publishing a magazine. The varied and colorful advertis- ing section, another distinguishing feature of the Pointer, also came in through this department. Special credit must go too. to Major Holland and Ceorge Moore for services seldom recog- nized hut without which little eonld hi ' accomplished. As Officer in Charge, Major Holland pro ided the blue pencil and scissors along with the advice which kept the Pointer at its present high level. Mr. Moore printed this year ' s Pointer, Pointer Calendar and Week-End Pointer as he has done for many vears. and doubtless will continue to do so long as Vi est Point publica- tions continue. Reaching, this year, graduates in all corners of the world, the Pointer has well and ably accomplished its mission, and as an organ designed for a medium of expression of Corps ideas and talent, it has reached a new high in the appreciation of cadets and their families and other subscribers. Front Rim: Gunk. Myers, Cross, rues. Lessey. Rear lime Curry, Ives, The HOWITZER Thomas E. Moor 1 Editor ' The early graduation of the Class of January 1943 proved • a blessing in disguise for the staff of the 1944 Howitzer. For the first lime, underclassmen received practical ex- perience in positions of great responsibility on both the editorial and business staffs. This fact was due to absence o! nearh eighty per-cent of the first class staff on air corps training. It was in November of 19 12 that the present board was selected. ork was begun immediatel) . Moore and Pappas spent long hours of planning and talking , of dreaming and wishful thinking. With the aid of George I. Ileffernan Robert . Zoi i Business Managei Baker. Jones, Hausauer, Inc., they formulated a solid before the air eadets left for basic training in April. Work foundation for the next two years " work. From their many did not come to a standstill during the summer as had been conferences came the new Impressions section, the im- the case in the past. True, the staff was scattered through- proved biographies, and the general theme of the book. out the East; but by telephone and mail, the work con- John Donaldson together with his staff materialized the tinned. Proofs and layouts followed the first class from first of these plans earlv in the spring of 1943. Biographies West Point to Fort Knox. Even maneuvers failed to halt were written and the formal portraits were taken long publication. Photographs make a book. Greaves and Mickle marshalled their cameramen to cover fullv sports, j class history, and activities. No phase of cadet life was neglected by the photography staff. Army sportsmen set main records this year. All have been fully covered by John Calhoun and his sports staff. Every sport from the Goat-Fngineer football game to the Navy basketball con- test received mention in the book. Hal Beukema ' s men carried class history and Corps activities through three years to supplement the Administration section edited by Pappas with the 0. C, Major G. A. Lee itlilni itil hrfmrlrn era Head, J= 260 Staff: (iiiiyras. Bciikemu. (Kilitor), Stewart Sports Staff: Kleist, Calhoun, (Editor), Morrison, Dunhar Mahin. Bartz led his copy crew through the maze of copy dumped upon them with ease. Bradley ' s artists added bits of humor to the hook. Blanchard did an excellent joh ar- No matter how excellent an editorial staff a publication may have it cannot be a success without an equally success- ful business staff. The businessmen of the 1944 Howitzer ranging schedules with Charlie Wielert. All contributed to led by Zott, set many new records. Samuel] and his circula- the successful production of the 1944 Howitzer. tion crew reached an all time high for the number of copies Circulation Staff Vltinger, Ml.-. Samuel] (Mgr.), Dworshak Art Sniff - Bradley (Editor), Dunn, Browi sold. Hennessey carried the advertising campaign to a sue- For three years and four hooks Pappas and Howitzer cessful end. Theirs is the credit for the successful business have been synonymous. From reveille to reveille he moth- management of the book. ered the Howitzer and gave it a heart. It returned to him Tommy Moore bore on his capable shoulders the usually a wife, thankless position of associate editor. His were the More of a staff member than our ( )flicer-in- lliargc. soirees and he has done them well. Major Lee provided the guidance and impetus to make Photography Staff— Malioney, Gregory, Mickle (Editor), Holden, Lim, Greaves (Co-edilor), Keifcr. 263 our ideas materialize and to get them " through channels. " Two other men belong to the staff ex-offieio: Charlie Wielerl of White Studio and Sergeant Grimaldi of the Howitzer had an unlimi which to draw its pages. Thus three years of dreams passed into reality. The fc West Point Public Relations Office. They were ready at of thoughts solidified and formified to give a bit of each all hours; they labored long. Thanks to them the 1944 man to the Howitzer for 1944. 264 •■• . . f Yea Graduation ' ' " Full many a purse is horn to blush unseen . . . . " With this pearl of wisdom and a knowledge of the marginal elasticity of 14 iron-men a month in mind, we heeded the call of Rogers the Peet, et cetera: " It is better to give than receive . . . with two pair of pants! " 34-44-56-hip-22-hip-we were entrowed; 18-24-pearl two- 48 — busomed and bloused; 7} 2-9C-ll — bedecked, beshod, besocked; another turn around — beworsted; a final twirl — bebent — bebroke — bebusted ! Thus we did wend our weary way to a worrying world of wardrobery, and in twenty-odd ticks and a twosome of tocks, parsimoniously parted with sums saved for four- score . . . maybe more. Aye, sapped of our savings but sartorially splendent . . . the Clothing Exhibit had! " «.l OOM PERIOD into tbe ml Combat " a nlallii ' 1 ' Om--nrim;l coml There arc many ways to break up the Gloom Period, bul time, however, ( patronize the Boodlers, conduct supper none can compare with a really carefree splurge through Bing-songs in the Mess Hall, and occasionally wresl a the Cadet Budget, and after the Clothing Exhibit and the weekend among the bright lights from the System and subsequent depression in the class, events slipped back the Budget. In fact, with the new and extended First Class into the rut, broken onlj b Hundredth Night. Due credit Privileges, most of us found ourselves in the unique | -i- for a good effort must be given to the boys in the Gym- lion of having more weekends than we could afford. nasiuin though, for if the Gloom was not lilted it was We began to change horses in the middle of May, and severer) bent by Wartime Watermanship, " One- Armed finding the new olive drab saddle very pleasant, departed Combat " and a quick trip to the Inquisition in the form for Aberdeen in as near a happy, and completer) carefree of a Physical Efficiency Test. state as we had achieved all year. In between these delightful divertisements, we found 1 mm The fortunate few week-enders depart. II Imill ya hair, huh? June Week Dumbjohn? By the end of May, one could tell that the end was in sight. There was a look of an- ticipation and energy about the class as a whole that manifestly betrayed its approach- ing graduation. The Air Cadets were at Stewart getting in a last concentration of flying before their acquisition of wings. The majority of the class that still remained at West Point was working on the last exer- cises of branch instruction. We were all busy and there were few moments for any sort of reflection. Yet, one and all, we found our- i A Swing your partner. selves thinking bark on the last three years anil wonder- ing where they had gone. The hot and sweat) days of Beast Barracks, Yearling summer, football trips. Christ- mas Leave, gloom, yogi. hops, and hoodie fights: thej all were jumbled together in a conglomeration of memories that would stick with iis for mam a year. Yes. it was certainly true that we had without exception looked forward to graduation, but it was also true thai there would be few who would lease without a traee of regret. Our ties were strong. We had made our lives here for three years. .Now we were onee more uprooting and joining a vast and gigantic organization of eight million men. The prospect awed us no little bit. And so the whirl of ceremonies and parades passed swiftlj and brought us all to that final morning. Slowl) we tiled up to the plat- form, shook hands, clutched our diplomas and saluted. Now we were leaving for parts far distant. Hut we would be back, perhaps not soon, but some time. nd no matter where we would go, we would always be remembering West Point and what it had given us in those three short HEADQUARTERS UN ITED STATED Special Orders, No. 999 The following members of the Class of 1944 w ill be graduate f 10 ] M ]] Adamson, J.B. Aldrich, E. M. Alm iiiisl,P- W - Alder, T.J- Anderson, C. »■, J • Anderson, h. f. Anderson, NV.l • Vndresen,R.M. Andrews, R-H. Armstrong, L. c.- Armstrong, |- " ; Aurand, H. =., ■ Aurmger, H. A., Austin, N.D. Babcock, L- ■. Jr - Bahls,R.A. Baker, W. A. Bandy, J- R ' Jr - Barnes, J. r. Barnett, L., Jr. Barlley.J- 1- Bartz, r. J- Becker, CM . Bell, W., HI Bethel, A. L- Beukema, rl. =• Bick, a. p., Jr. Bingham, W . L. Black, F. H., Jr. Blake, D. . Boyies,W-N.,Jr Bradley, L P- Bradley, W. F. BradshawP-,J- Brady, J-B. Bressler,D. M. Brickhouse,H.t Bridewell, A. C, Bright, R- P. SE.Xd orotherton, K. Lr- Brown, G. A. Brown. G. B., Jr. Brown, J- W. Briindm, K- »■ Bruno, J. B. Buckley, W.B. Burnell.ll " - Burns, H-B ' Jr - Burr, W. E., Jr. Burrell, G. -• Buzzett, H. A- Cahaniss, J • »• Cabell, DeB. C Calhoun, J- D. Callaghan, E. ■ Callahan, L.G., Jr. Callan,R-B. Campbell, J- B- Carlson, J. »• Carter, D. CheadleG Chrisll, E. C. Jr. Ciszewski,L.J . Clayton, L. L ' jr - Cleveland, J- - Clore, D. D- Coble, CD. Codling, B. D- Combs! J. W. Conant,R-W. Conlon.WS. Sh U F J A M lH TnV.n K ' i n i- " ' . " ; " ev.W.T. , CoweeJ-O •,- Jr - Cowherd, Richard Cowherd, Robert M Creed, R-E-, Jr- CroweU,D.G. Cumberpatch, J. ■ Cupper, A. J- Cushman J. 11. Cutrona, J. .»• Sar-,C.-H. Dabrowski, E. A. Daly, R- C. Dancy, A. G. Daniel. C . U. Dart, R- -• Davis, C. J. Davis, O. A., Jr. Day R.S. Deakm, B. N- DeArment, H- • Decker, E.R. Deeter, C L . Jr. DeGraff,A. J- de la Mater, L. " • Denman, LI., J r - Dennen, R- L. Desmond, J- »• DiNapoh, E. B., Jr. DiSiWio, A. grdanv -LaV Sowt ' LA 8 ; - Drake, R-E. Dravo, I,- J- Dunham, J- " ■ Dunn, R. A., Jr. Du.twe.er O r,.,J Edmunds, A. L.. Eisenhower, J- Elliott, J- T. Ellis, L.C. Ely, II. B. Emerson. H- ■ E.nley,P-C. Enos, W. r- „ M Erickson, A. L.. r. Erlenkotter.R- othI .H. Faroe, G. H. Fitzpatrick, G. £ ! ' Forsylhe.A.J- Forthoffer, F- «• Fowler, R. B. FraneisH.M. Frock, C- 1 ' • Fuller, N. A. Fullilove, W C. Gaffney.J.W. Gallez, D. W. Gamble, J- G. Gerhard, J- G. Gervais.l. »• Geyer, J- R- Giles,J.B % J ' -- Gilson, C W. Ginsburgh, R- i N - Glah, J. E. Glass, A. M- • GUcW ' w H G ° eS r R L Jr. Gordon, R-L-., J Grace, H. A. Graham, W. B. Grant, P. S. Graves, b., J r - Greaves FL Greenh.ll, N. r., J Gregory ENV Grimmeison,J. (iruenlher, Li. «■■ GuUd,W.A. Hale. F. L BalLG.D. Ualstcad.L.. • ammiV-R llf l of Maior General W1LBY: By command oi i j Handley, A. L., Jl Hanlcv. W- Harper, R-O. Harper,W.C. Harris, D. L,. Harris, W R- Hayman, G. It... Hayward,H-l- Ha ? en,J-E- , Jr. Heiss, G. K., Jr. Hempleman, G. K | „ e Xrson,WJ. IH1U11I Hennessey, J- J- , Hennessy,F.B. Hesse, S. D. Hibbard,E. H- Hinkey, L. ( Hoffman, G. E., Jr. , Howell, J. W. Howland, J. S». K T i.VJ Hum m a, V . . J- , Hurst, R. H. Hvman, A. 3. In y ga»-f- G D ii Ingersoll, G. H Ingram, L».«-. Irvine. J-, J r - Jackson, Q.B. Jackson S. A. , Janeczek,K- Jenks,L.N j Johnson, tM H.S.,Jr. L.V.,Jr. W.C. ' ,I( John Jone June Jon. ICahn, W. L 111 B,]r. Official: I, S. SMITH, Colonel, A.G.D., Adjutant General. Ill Military academy We st Point, N.V. _ Royem, B. L. ' ; " ' V t : y , C. J. c ■ f. .i ' J r - ■ ■!! ' " : | • . K- u ctlv.Vk-.C. ,lll ,K .el, ' J- F. ; ' ; K aid, J. P. |L..ar,l.ll.l. S j. C. K ,ard. 1-D. .. i;.k„Ji. J n , m. J- i .air, L R- i m V .fi,D.L.,Jr. ImtoU, chin S ki,H.P- || r «,ltict«l;l ]larrc , J. B. ,. rence. 1 ■ lJ - ,S ' .I).. j. D. P. •per, I!. v,L cch, A.L-, J ' H to 1 " " n, V., Jr. II.,: ..I ' ' idell,K.O. I ..- „deu.R,V ii ■«■■ " ; ,|,.I«U „!.,,. J. 1- udeii, ix. " ■ ndsey, H.C. senby, J-, 1 - ' Jr Ih, J. w. ynch, J- R- ynn, T. J. _ iaeWilliams, D. v,. lahin, F. C ., Jr. 4lahon,r.O R. ,11. M- L. , C. C, Jr- »run,R.T. Maxon, G.E., Jr. M r He J . f X McAuliffe,D-P- McCorkle, A. b., J McCoy, A- M-- £ McCoy, M. E., Jr. McElvey, J- O. McGlothlm, W. C. McGuire, l.J- McKeever, B. -• McLean, A. J. McPherson, J. «• Mellon, B. H. Merrill, F. k. Metsler, H. C MiekeUvait, M- P- Mickle,G.St.C.,Jr. Milam, J. T. MiUer, W.T Milling ion, t. i - MiU S ,R-S. lvlilnor,W. H. M ' lnalr.O.D Jr. Mire, k. -•_; ' J ' - T Mitchell, C A Jr. Molloy, C. J-, Jr. Monihan, J. I - Jl - Moon,F R. Moore, I- £•■ J r - Moore, J. P- Moore, J. 1-, - r - Moore, 1- - Moore, W.D- Morrison, R. -■ Morllanil, K. A. Moulis,W.J, Mnlkey,S.W.,Jr- Muller, H. LeR- Mullin, C. H- Mummey, B. Mcu. Murphy, L. v-;. Murphy, G. . Murphy, M.C-, Jr. Murphy, R- »• Murray, w . B. Myslinski, C. NallcR- Nealon, I. - Neilond, P. M. Nelson, A. U- Nelson, J. R- Nelson, W.J- Nicoletti, M. E. Nixon, R- 1 • Nolan, M.E Norman, l . B. Norman, L. 3- Norton, A. A. O ' Brien, J- K- O ' Connor, J. H- O ' Donnell, k. a. Ott, D. E. Palmer, D. Pappas,G. . Pardee, M. U- Parker, E. C. Parks, B-W- Parson, N. A., Jr. Partridge, A. L. Patch, B.K- Patterson, J. J- Pallon, O. B. pfarcc ' R-Mel. Peterson, .L. Peterson, J. 1- Petrone, J.C. Pelt.grew, U. W -J Peugh, W. E. Phillips, P. W. Phillips, T.O., Jr. Pickens, B.G. Pickelt, C. E., IV P„Uin,J M- Porter, r.B, jr. PrahkVal E. Pugh, L B., Jr- Bagland,T.B. Reagan, R.r. Reeves, O. 1. Rhodes B L Richards H- W. Rivers, R- ■ Robbins, V. E. Robinson, J. 1 - Robinson, R. »• Rodden, R. M. Rogers, D. - Rogers, H.L., I " Routh, R. rv. Koyem, R- E. R„d,l,c R.N. Salzer, L. LeR. Sampson C. W. Samuel, R. W. Samucll.E. W.,Jr- Sanders, J, Schaper.U.L). Schardl, B. B. Schellenger, C. F. Sciolla, R- A. Shirey, W. M- Shoemaker, R. M- Silver, D. L., Jr. Simmons, J- J 1 - Sims, L. IE, Jr- Sloan, H.B- Smith, C. P., Jr- Smith, D. M- Smith, F. A., Jr. Smith, F. L- Smith, R. A. Smith, S. H. Snelhng,W.H. Snow, B. C, Jr. Sohn, B. Solomon, W . »• Spalding, W.F. Stahl, E. S. Staser, B. 1. Steel, C. L., Jr, Steffes, E. Q-, Jr- - rer, W. Steger, w- Jj-- Steinhardt, O- Stevens, J. -. ISk ' McG. Strecker, R. H- Sullivan, J. So Jr- Sullivan, W. R- Susott, J. L. Swearingen, Vt. ' 1944. Symons,II.H. Tanner, H. ! ■ Tarpley,T.McK. Thompson, D.K Tis.lale, P- A. Tkacik, J.J- Todd,w.N.,rn Tompkins, ri. -• Toon, P- B- Trimmer, J. C. Tripp, D. E. Truman, C. R- Tullv, L. S. Tuttle, G. A. TuttlcW. B -,Jr- Vilullo, A. J- Vogler, D. C. Wald,A. M Wallace W.M Jr. Wallis, L. U.j Jr- Walters, W. H. Walton, F. b., Jr. Ware, B. b., Jr. Waterman, J- »■■ Wear, G. E. Weathers, J. W., Jr- Weir, J. G. Wells, J. T., HI Werner, J. M- Wessels, R- R- Weston, A. t. While, G. O. WHte, J W T B.?IV Whiting, C. F. Wightman, • ■ WifhUcH-L. Wilkinson, C. A., Jr Williams, J- t - Wilson, L. A., Jr. Withers, M.R- Wolfmger, C. t ' ., J ' Woloszyn, A. Wood, D. P., J- " - Woodlaw, v,. «-• Young, M. J-, J r - Zillmer, D. Zott, B. C. L. S. SMITH, Colonel, A.G.D. Adjutant General. " W HEN you and I and Benny, and all the others too, Are called before the ' Final Board ' our course in life to view, May we never ' fess ' on any point, but straight be told to go, And join the Army of the blest at Benny Havens, Oh! " SAMI EL LOUIS BERG. JR. June 8, 1923— October 21, 1942 EVERAL HAROLD LEMLEY February 8, 1920— May 26, 1943 276 A T l - p ROBERT WILLIAM DeMOTS August 20, 1922— April 23, 1942 T- k RICH VKI) SI K ILLO K ) 1 January 12, 1922— February 19, 1944 277 hair and good humor have i luehout the Corps. true deeping after (reveille and g I Company Com. x rural the Academy who of all who have worked Tactically he ranks high, but with those who know him he ranks higher. Although he is a great lover of sports, his greatest love is for horses. His natural ability to do the right thing at the right time foretells a great future for him. He is the son of a cavalryman; and so, from the Cavalry back to the Army. West Point sends Jim — a thoroughbred. Company B-l Corporal (3) hieutenanl (I) Polo (I) Baseball (3) Track (3) Ski Club Skeei Clitb , . Manager (4, 3. I) lOQth Wight Show (I) Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Can Marksm, Corporal (3) Captain (I) Rifle Expert - . JAMES W I SII V ADAMSON Crawford. Nkmkvska Senatorial. ehmskf, EDWIN MOKIEL ALDRICH Charleston, est Virginia Congressional, 5th Dist., (T. 1 Coming lo West I ' oi. brought wiili l.im the pr characteristic of Missouri demies in a minimum of ti CO. coaching " ' ! " classn usual interest in dragging ■ fwl s supplanted in II..- Bob v. ii,!.. ir. b) an ardent love for baseball. We will always remember liis quiet personality and thought ful- ness for others. " BOH " Air Company l)-l Comptm) I Sergeant (I) Rifle Sharp Baseball (4, 3) Air Cadet Monogram (3) icademic Coach ( . 3) Acolyte Fishing Club Ktfle Expert Machine Gun Marksman Air Cadet HUBERT LOUIS ALGERMISSEN St. I ' kters. Missouri Congressional. tli Dial., U«. Al was one of tjie unfortunates who were chosen to leave their companions of plebe year and join " the other half " of the lorps. The redhead made a favorable impression in his new company and especially with his wives. He was a welcome addition to any informal basketball game when- ever he was not doing his duty with the redboy squail. WENDELL GLEN ALLISON Basin. Vyomin ; Senatorial Prepared by schooling anil an army family back- ground, Pete adapted himself to Cadet Life with an easj -going manner which has marked his suc- cess in winning man) friends. Outstanding on two company championship lacrosse teams, his ath- letic abilit extends over many fields. Hidden behind his easy-going attitude toward academics is a determination which will enable him to do an job well. PETE " Company (-_ ' Sergeunl (1) Lacrosse (4, ) Vumerals (4) Intramural Champion ship (4, 3) Bo.xii g (4) Fishi ig club Rifle Marksman Pitto on- Marksman Theodore John Altier is a considerable man. Blessed with a name like Altier, he headed every Cadet Store queue during Beast Barracks, and he maintained that standing in his classmates " opinion. He wasn ' t loaded with the conventional hallmarks of success — stars, stripes, A ' s — for the more fundamental qualities of dependability, balance, wholesoineness, and an enlightened sense of humor need no such embellishments. TED " Company F-2 Houitzer (I) Sergeant (i) Department Head (3) Honor Committee (I) Houitzer 1 ' hotographer 100th Xighl Show (4) Pistol Sharpshooter % PETER WILLIAMS ALMQUIST Columbia, Missouri Congressional, 3rd Dist., Ala. THEODORE JOHN ALTIER Rochester, New York Congressional, 38th Dist., TV. Y. ■■- — -J o; CARL BAYARD ANDERSON New Orleans, Louisiana Congressional. -3rd Disi.. III. Jfc ' . ELMER PALL ANDERSON Flint, Michigan Congressional, fith Hist.. Mich. The south lias given to West Poinl one of the most outstanding athletes that lias ever entered the Academy. Andy is a little nonchalant on the sin lace as far as academics are concerned, bul determined in his ambitions as an officer. Priendl) towards all and always ready with a witticism, he ill he missed h us all. Company D-2 Track (4, 3, 1) Corporal (3) Numerals ( 1 ) Football ( , 3, 1 ) Major " A " (3, i) Major - I " (3, ) Fishing Club (I, 3. I Basketball (4,3, I) Chess Club (4) Numerals ( ) Class Athletic Bepre- Major " A " (. ' ?, 1) sentative (3) Baseball (4) Rifle Sharpshooter Numerals (4) Machine Gun Marks Air Cadet The First Class, Yearlings, and Plebes all called him " iid-- . " Vn eager participant or instigator of c cr " rat race " in the division, he will be remem- bered most for his good nature, friendliness, and sense of humor. But the fact that he was con- scientious when there was work to be done indi- cates that the Army will get a good officer to replace the soldier they sent us. Company ll-l Glee Club Sergeant ( 1 1 Camera Club tss ' t Mgr. Basketball (3) Rifle Marksman Mgr. Basketball (1) Machine Gun Mark Soccer (4) 281 With freshlj mowed hai " n,lv ' " looks more like a divinit) studei an ex-sergeanl in the old army. Subdued a cient outside his " house, " his " Mr. Hyde " q burst forth in barracks. The " sack-coni woman-baiting Scandinavian with the stink hasn ' t taken a false step et, and his self-confidenl G.I. stride gives no hint of faltering. scholar!, " specs,? it than ,1 elli- alities ions, pipes V U.S. expert superb, Andy is always able to top the tallest tale. His abilities are man) Eayco Yearling captain, (lash with a racket, and able to smirk his way through Plebe year and get away with it. His one ambition — to beat the system. His branch? If you bear a P-38 with a decided south- ern drawl that ' s Andy. ' ANDY " tympany .-_ ' Corporal (3) Lieutenant (i) Tennis (4, 3. 1) Numerals (4) Company Pointer Representative ( I, 3, I ) Squash Club (3. 1) kuveo May Day Show Rifle Sharpshooter Hi Cailet company -( Sergeant Rifle Sharpshoo INSTO.N PAINE ANDERSON Uium[ i:h m, Vlabama Senatorial ROALD MAX a.XDRESEN Kenosha, Wisconsin Senatorial, Wisconsin Hope of a permanent commission In the vir Corps »! ,; J, attracted Rand) to Wesl Point. Never finding much dinict.lt with academics, he spent mosl o£ Uaed and eg I l ' is time reading books about aviationand r ptog- H ' ipiiH J raphy, an art which he has mastered through his t | icall great perse eranee. Rand) continuall) kepi himself in good plnsical condition b) always " ' •-ll-fiintidnj 1 managing to get on some Corps Squad, yet he alwavs had lime to do a good turn for his friends. •fmU tm RANDY " •ARM ' S " Company -l Company H-l Sergeant ( ) Sergeant ( ) Track (4) Wrestling 11) Boxing (3) Chess Chili (1) Handball Club (i) Fishing Club (3, ) Radio Club ( ) Rifle Expert Machine Gun Warksi Air Cadet r wnoirii III ITCHINSON ANDREWS La ( Irescentx, ( iu.u ornia llih Congressional " I ' m from Missouri — you ' ll have to show me! Just part of The Lochinvar ' s line — and they real!) fall for it. Wine, women, song and lnsi for knowledge. Yep. he ' s hivey. too, besides being: happy, independent, capable. Always willing: to rat race, to sack, to drag, to joke. Can work hard when necessaiy, use his initiative to advantage. Will be: an excellent officer. 1,1 THER IliW IN ARMSTRONG St. Louis, Missouri Congressional Reliability and efficiency coupled with an un- wavering sense of duty made " Army ' " unbeatable. He was always reafly to U.S.. eat boodle, drag, or studv. Two years of college left him with a sense of humor, and a good head. Not given to " dead- heating. " " he was seldom idle. Aggressive, thorough, but not reckless, ground or air. bis job will be well done. VKMV Company C-l Sunday School Teacher Corporal (3) Camera Club Lieutenant ( ) Air Cadet Gym ( . 3, ) Hank ' s cadet career started by his sleeping through the first reveille. He has taken life as it comes. Academics never bothered him. and being a regu- lar member of the swimming team, athletics came easy. Hank ' s likeable personality and good judg- ment will make his life as an officer a real service to the Kngineers his chosen branch. HANK " Company Trf-2 Numerals (4) Sit tii-ant (1 ) Sunday School Swimming (4, 3) Teacher (3) ROBERT HAWKINS ARMSTRONG IIahhisuurg, Illinois Congressional. 21th Dist., III. HENRY SPIESE At RAND. JR. vmmm.ton, D. C. Congressional, 12th Dist., Mich. 281 The Big Operator came into Wesl Poinl from a life f wine, women, and song, and discovered thai there is much more to this place than he thought; he then buckled down to work on the important points of becoming an officer. !i judicially beat- ing the system, Raj lias made life joyful for us all and has helped preserve the ' " Hanker " spirit. ritK BI ; OPERATOR ' Football (I) Plebe IceCarnival Rifle Expert From the wastes of Minnesota came this " Yenuine Svede " with a genuine love for his red comforter, surpassed onh by his gusto for boodle. A hive, who concealed a keen intelligence behind a seldom changing countenance " , he met defeat onh at the hands of Tillie, his one aversion in life. Individ- ual and a defiance of the orthodox constitute " The () .. " ' T1IK () •■ Company (-_ ' Stars 1 ) Corporal (3) tcademic Coach ( . . ' {, ) Sergeant (I) Camera Club (4, 3, ) II restling ( . 3) Fishing Club (3) Soccer (3, 1) Election Committee (3, i Numerals ( 1 Rifle Expert Minor " fill Air Cadet Three loves has Roy: California, women, ami California women. Separated from these h I ' lebe alfl iponitf ' 1 ' year, he broadened his interests to include the " red boy, " football, and swing bands. On the side, he made first section Math and swallowed " C. Bias " whole Then in the spring of earling year, Enjoy ing the distinct honor of being the first mem- ber of the class to gel " slugged " " and holding to the philosophy that a tenth proficient in academics is a tenth wasted, Les was at odds with the Academic and Tactical Departments for three years. Uways desirous of becoming a " hot pilot, " he fancied he owned a magic carpet— his red comforter. LESME EDWARDS BABCOCK, lit. Washington, D. C. Congressional, 1st Dist., V C. LES " " ROY " ' BILL ' Company C-2 Company F-2 eigkt-lifiing Club (3, 1) Corporal (3) Fishing Club (3) Football ( 1. 3, 1 ) ■ Rifle Marksman VumeraU ( ) Machine Can Marksman Monogram (3) Baseball (1. 3, ) Numerals (1) Track (4) Pointer Representative Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun, 1st Class Gunner iir Cadet liol M)K SWS BAHLS Los Vngisles, ( ! ii.iihiim Congressional, Wth Dist. . cheerful disposition and ability to accepl re- sponsihilit) characterize Bill. Persistent, a plan- ner, and true to one girl, be finishes his cadet career with a June wedding. Never afraid to express his opinions, Hill carries a wealth of new ideas into the rmy with him. With his attributes Bill ' s success is assured. ' BILL ' - Company B-l Corporal (3) Sergeant (1) Pointer (4) 100th Nile Show (4) Choir (4,3, I) tir Cadet " JIM " Company l -l Sergeant (1) Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, I) Camera Club (4, 3. I) Skeet Club (3, I) Hundredth Sight Show (3, 1) Fishing Club (3, I) Rifle Sharpshooter WachineGun Marksim lir Cade, fndeperidenl f women, but not averse to drag- ging. Jim has used the same philosophy toward his cadet career by reveling in activities which he liked and accepting less pleasant duties willingly. The Chapel Choir claimed him as top material. I hinting experience made him one of our best liked skeet shots. Jim ' s easy going personality qualified him as ibe best of roommates. 11,1,1 M ALBERT BAKES. San Francisco. Cu.iiokm Congressio WHS ROSE H M)V JR. Dakota Coneressional, l-i Disl., S. D Sturdy, reliable — an easy-going Westerner who is always willing to do more than his share of the work. Phil came to West Point alter a varied eareer as farmer, college student, and soldier. His former vocations gave him a cheerful philosophy that has never failed as well as the ability to dis- pla his talents on the pistol team and in the section room. ' PHIL " Company F-2 Corporal (3) Lieutenant (1) Pistol (4, 3, ) Numerals (t) Choir ( , 3, 1) kifle Expert Machine Can, 1st Class dinner The worst that can be said of Buzz is that he is one of those rare wives who close the windows at reveille. V lost long week-end is all that hints that he instigated many deviltries to break the monot- on of cadet life. He has been a happy, care-free 2 oat for all his three Nears. Bl ZZ " Company E-2 l ' „l„ IK 3) Kayco May Day Shoiv Hi lie Marksman Machine Gun Marksman lir Cadet JOSEPH PHILIP BARNES HoMEDALE, Idaho Congressional, 2nd Dist., Idaho LLOYD BARNETT. JR. ' AMPA, FLORIDA Senatorial tab Leaving his guns in a Western hideaway, Jimmy entered the A.adenn unprotected. His jnnate abilit) l get quilled and to gel caughl h the upperclassmen made his plebe car a hard one. However, his sense of humor and good judgment soon aided him in overcoming difficulties. Uways a friend and considerate of others, his success in the nn is assured. " JIM " Company D-l Sergeant (I) JAMES TUTTLE BARTLEY Des Moines, If « . th Hist., U, Most people think that Ted is laz . but he ' ll tell you he ' s just tired. With the potential ahilit of ten men he staved at the top of his class for three years with a minimum of effort. A real soldier, a real man. and a helluva good fellow, he ' s got his wagon hitched to a star and he ' s going places. Good luck. Sweetheart! ED " Company ll-l Corporal (3) Sergpant (1) Boxing (4, 3. 1) Football (4) Howitzer Staff (3, 1 ) Camera Club (3, 1) Squash Club (3, I) Rifle Sharpshooter Air Cadet THEODORE JOHN BARTZ Buffalo, New York Congressional. 12nd Dist.. . V. " If I had onl been born rich instead of hand- t- " llin some, " was Billie ' s own joking epithet but he was well fixed in both. Completely indifferent towards Academics and the T. D.. he came through man) " close ones " with both, purelx b his ever- |la;« present com i ialitx . ith enough morale to stock an entire army, he made the gloom periods seem . like so mam Sunda) School picnics. Vhoii uas always willing lo drop a cal book to start a game of chess — or to hit the sack, lie pla cd his women a he played his pawns until he met a queen. A quiet fellow, he usually won the few arguments he entered, since he didn ' t argue with- out facts to back him. We will follow 7 with interest his career as an officer. YBOIT ' BILLIE " !JL " Company F-2 Company D-2 Sergeant (1) Sergeant (1) Chess Club ( . 3, 1 Football (I) Radio Club (1. 3, Hockey (7, 3, I) Dialectic Society (4. 3) Baseball (4, 1 ) Camera Club (3) Cadet Chapel Choir (1. 3, I) Camp Illumination (3. 1) lIHHh ite Show (1) OLIVER GEORGE BECKER WILLIAM BELL, 111 St. I.oi i . MISSOURI Congressional, 13th Dist.. Mo. Lexington, Mass. Congressional. 1st DisL, Mas " IV three years al Wesl Point were noted b the ease with which he maintained his high aca- demic standing and his man) friends. Ml of us will remember his willing coaching, his [across, playing, and his inveterate letter writing. Primi interest, our each . . . His natural abilities together with his steadfastness and depentlabilit) will make him an excellent officer. Company l -l Corboral (3) Captain ( ) Lacrosse (I. . ' !. 1 Basketball ( ) umerals (4) Academic Coach (I. 3) VL " Company F-2 Corporal (3) Captain, Regimental ldjutant ' 1) Hockey ( , 3. 1 ) Captain (1) VumeraU (I) Minor " A " (3, 1) Howitzer (3. 1) Track (4) umerals (I) Choi, ( ) ( las, Historian Air Cadet Brilliant and quick, with a keen insight ini foreign and internal affairs. Hal came to West Point well versed in the system. n " army brat " he proceeded to excel in both academics and athletics, remaining in first sections while happily making goals and bruising opponents for the hocke) team. iih a host of friends. West Point ' s loss should be the Ur Corps ' gain. ALBERT LAMBERT BETHEL Jop-i.in. Missoi hi Ctmgrewinnal. 7lh l isi.. l i. Ill li Sll BEI K I . I West Point, New York. Concessional. ' ih Hist.. Mich. Art took the customary short furlough after his first plebe year and came hack smiling. This same smiling attitude won him through his slru_ with the four-legged demons of the riding hall. For all that he had his two-legged side horse at the gym completely dominated. Art will make backbone material for the Air Corps. IT " Company E-l Gym (3, 1) Corporal (3) Choir Sergeant ( ) Rijle Sharpshooter Basketball (4) Air Cadet " Bing " came to West Point after spending t pleasant years of " Wine, women, and song " down in Florida. During his stay here, he has worried very little about his academics, but has spent most of his time keeping up with his correspon- dence, dragging, and n Luck to you " Bing. " numerous friends BING " Company B-l Corporal (3) Sergeant ( ) Fencing (4, 3, 1) Tennis (4) i umerals Track (3, 1) Intramural Ti Monogram Ski Club tii le ShnrpshuiHi Hi Coilet 292 When looking for Fred, look for the crowd, be- cause he will be in it. be it rat-race or bull-session. lull of life and laughs, this arms brat enters into work, study, or dragging with equal vigor and enthusiasm. These things- with " diligenl appli- cation, " loyalty, and ideals are " Blackie. " Para- troops or Field rtiller welcome him. black ik " Company C-l Sunday School Sergeant ( ) Teacher (3. I) Squash Club Pointer Staff (3, ) Camera Club Rijle Marksman Secretary Cam •ra Club Machine Gun Marksman FREDERICK II RK1 BLACK, JR. Fort Stotsenburg, P. I. Congrrssiomil. ITth I list.. .). From the surf swept shore of La Jolla to the Hudson llighlan ,1s is a long way. On his fifth attempt Dave m ide this trip bv winning an Arm) appointment. If it is possible to describe a man with one word. ' unselfishness " is Daves. Uways sincere and nati ral. he will be a " regular " " Vrmy peer. " DAVE " Cum in n l.-I Soccer (4, 3) Swimming ( 1 ) Icademic Couch HiJIe Marksman tir Cadet Numerals ( ) M 1 1 Uways read) to lend a helping hand. Jim has found a place for himself in the hearts of his class- mates. He look in stride the change from I of Wisconsin engineer to I sma hive. His aversion to the dank labyrinths inhabited bj the henchmen of the Master of the Sword was offset by his devotion to the " sack " squad. hen funs around George is in his element. Waterbags, waterfights, and hops galore can ' t cool his bubbling energy, but a history assign- ment will find 1 1 1 in eyes closed and apparently asleep. Though his fun. a feinnie. Yearling math, and liis varied activities kept him rather pre- occupied, George always bad time to he a con- siderate friend, real athlete, and thorough soldier. ' GEORGE " Com v i:-2 Captain, Battalion Commander (I) Truck ( . 3, ) Soccer (4, 3, I) Numerals Squash (3. 1) Hop Committee Chairman (4, 3, I) Howitzer (3. I) Kayco May Day Show Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Can Second Class Gunner ' JIM " Company ,1-2 Sergeant (I) Lacrosse (4) Ski Club Cam,;,, Club Rifle Expert Machine Can ' Air Cadet GEORGE SAMUEL BLANCHARD, JR. VMIINCTON. 1). C. National Cuard JAMES THOMAS BLANDFORD, JR. u WATOSA, Wisconsin Congressional, llh Dist., If, 294 II Jack hit West Poinl with a Boston accent, a 3.0 " (). V. ). " ' . and a Beanie diploma. Aside from im- mediatel) becoming an ardent disciple of the Red Comforter he was the smirkingest plebe in " M " Co. His main feminine alliances have been handled with a Strateg) that should have been used on the Math Department, and one that we hope he ' ll carrj thru the Air Corps. •JACK " Company G-2 First Sergeant ( ) Hockey (4, 3) Track (4) Howitzer Represental Machine Gun Sharpshooter Rijle Sharpshooter Air Cadet (4, 3, 1) ' BONNIE " Company C-l Corporal (3) Captain (I) Fencing (3) General Committee (1) Hundredth Night Show Crew (4) Chapel Choir (4) Rijle Marksman Machine Gun Marksmu JOHN BONING Congressional, 13th Dist.. Mass. The Law of Conservation of Energy was Bonnie ' s ereed. Having a background of V. P. I., he never let the Academic Department worrj him. His ideals set a high standard that required much more than discipline to obtain. With a natural abilit for soldiering and a balanced sense ol values, he will place his mark high in this man ' s arm . PIERRE BONTECOU Hopewell, Virginia Congressional, 4th Dist.. One always stood a good chance of finding Bosco at the Boodler s anj da of the week excepl I londa (when it was closed), while Saturday evenings he " d be dragging; his 0. . . to the hop with a hlank hop card, a practice we are forced to eskise. The Q.M. ' s loss will be the Artillery ' s gain as lie heads for Fort Sill. Company B-2 Fishing Club Sergeant ( 1 Plebe Smoker Cadet Chapel Chair (4, 3, 1) Cadet Concert Hundredth Night Sh Program Con,,,,,,,, CI. 1) Orchestra (-1) Glee Club Rijlv Murks,,,,,,, Machine Gun Mark, Ski Club CM RI.IS ItosCoK HOW LAND BOOTZ Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Senatorial, Okla " To follow action like a sinking star " has j " Hoi " in our upper circles in academics, tactics, and athletics. The " little Hub " was shot at from every angle, but being the true man he i . he with- stood them all and came out with even bit of admiration and respect a real soldier merits. V horn doughboy he chose to earn his slars wit the ir Corps. THKEE h Company ' -_ ' Hop Manage, ( 1 Corporal (3) Chairman Plebe. Lieutenant, Battalion Hundredth Wight tdjun.n, (1) Show 1 1. 3, 1 ) Gymnastics ( t) Chess Club Soccer (3, 1) Air Cud,; HAROLD KNIGHT Hoi T Y Laurel, Mississippi Congression The ministry lost When " Doc " entered I smay. Hi- genial manner has persuaded man) a mess hall audience since then. " " nd such incidentals as academics " (excerpl from a BoutweU eulog) -.11111- up " Doc ' s " academic sentiments. On the other hand " Doc " has a profound respec for " the system " ami ran be depended upon to trans- plant ii to the Mr C.rps. Company E-l Wrestling (3) Color Line (3) tiiflr Shtir f hunfr lir Cadet For three ears Buck played ta ; with the aca- demic department, hut was never " it " . Helping his friends at am c6st, he often found himself in deep water with the powers that he. s an officer, Buck will " go to bat for his men. " No one worked harder to -la at West Point and no one will be happier to leave than Buck. Ski Club HiJI,- Marksman 297 Exceptinhishard fought battles with the academfc department, Bill has always been a jump ahead of the resi of as. V reoccurrence of an old injun cut short a promising athletic career, but his great sense of humor and friendly attitude earned him wide recognition in the Corps. The fact that he chose the Air Corps proves the old adage that you can ' t keep a good man down. To say that Brad eased through West Point with a minimum of effort is a gross error because his expended energy alwax s seemed to be much less than anyone else ' s minimum. Whether it was academics, tactics, or " extra-curricular " activi- ties. Brad always wound up verj near the top. He has the knowledge, the capabilities, am! the will to be a good officer. IAD " " BILL ' " Comfianv D-l Company A-l Corporal (3) Corporal (3) Lieutenant ( ) Sergeant (1) Lacrosse (3, 1) Football (4, 3) Pistol (4) Numerals (4) Academic Coach (4. 3) Hockcv (4) Chairman King Committee (4, 3, I) llonitzcr (3, I) trt Editor (I) Air Cadet JOHN PIERRE BRADLEY San Antonio, Texas Congressional, llih Disi.. . . WILLIAM FRANCIS BRADLEY Spokane, Washington Congressional 2 )8 . The plot thickened when the fair-haired pride of the District of Columbia strode through the sally- port. His brilliance in academics ranked him with the Engineers, but coaching liis less fortunate classmates cost him stars. I ife a never dull with his live sense of humor and his phenomenal facult of locating and participating in ever) barracks brawl. The ir Corps has an ace in the hole in Brad. Cum jinny C-l Corporal (3) Sergeant ( ) Swimming (4) Academic Coach (4, 3. I) RiJIe Sharpshooter Machine Can Air Cadet " BAXTER " Company F-j Track (4,3) Cross Country (4) Machine Gun Warki Rifle Marksman George Washington ' s being first in war and peace doesn ' t leave much for Baxter, but his driving energy is sure to carry him up in the world. Baxter ' s methods of doing things didn ' t meet with the approved solution, but he got things done. His personality and ready wit made him a person well worth knowing. PAULBRADSHWY, JR. Washington, D. C. D. (. ' . Commissioners JOHN BERNARD BRADY M plewood. New Jersey Congressional. 3rd Hist.. V . . 299 TfabUgh Dean came t us from rm Prep schoi he soon slipped easily into the old " M " compar groove. He was one of our first to give oul miniature, but his successes were not limited I that field alone. None of us will soon forget li passion for martial music with which he lilli everv odd minute of the day and night. DEAN " Company H-2 Numerals (4) Corporal (3) Track (4) Fencing (4) Plebe Smoker (4) As an on-the-ball plebe, Brick sailed through his first year with laurels. A fatal horse-opera and a deficient C-Store account cost him a broken leg and Furlough, but failed to daunt the spirit of this sure-fire Texan. Loyal, witty, and conscien- tious, B-House is an example l the perfecl friend and successful ollieer-to-be. B-HOl SE " Lacrosse (4) Company 11-2 Fishing Club Cross Country (4) DEAN MICHAEL BRESSLER Nkm okk. New York Congressional, ITili Dist. Ik i m) 1 fcp . «jC o " 1 ii i! in ;R Win BRICKHOt SE, JR. ; MA H sto . Tex as Congre ssional, " ill l i t.. Texas quid southern lad, Birdie gained fame as the star half-miler on Beeco ' s " intermurder " track squad. His natural good humor, his readiness to engage in those alter taps " BS " sessions, together with hi clarinet, his large collection of records and liis keen appreciation of good music all made " Birdie " one swell classmate and " Wife. " ' BIRDIE " Company lit Track Monogram (3) ill,, h, n a I I..I. h UA I)KU C K EE BRIDES KM,. JR. Forrest City, Arkansas Congressional, 1st Dis Bob came to West Point with a dual purpose to he a Regnlar Officer and to he an rm Pilot. With an enviable ability of being good-natured and serious-minded at the right times. Boh will he a leader in his branch. Uthough interested in letics, his desires have been curtailed h fre- nl. hul minor, skirmishes with the eademie Department. Hi I,- Marksman Machine fun Ylarks Air Cadet Bob ' s ambition is to follow in the footsteps of greal ancestor, Lord Nelson, and he should suc- ceed. Mis quiet, persistent, and conscientious] attributes are certain to advance him to the ranks of I he (Jreat Warriors. His charming manners, his handsome features, and his high ideals are certain to attract the ladies. The Ground Forces " loss will he (he ir ( lorps " gain. Believing thai all work and no " sack " makes Jack a tired hoy. A.O. managed to get plent of sleep. but his many extra-curricular activities, especially coaching any subject ever) night, destined him to trail in the star dust. His sincere friendship and willingness to help others, even as a plebe in clothing formations, made him a valued wife. Company • ' - Sergeant ( ) Sergeant ( ) tcademic Coach (I. 3. 1) Lacrosse (3) Howitzer Represen- tative (3, ) Monogram (3) Choir ( 1. 3. 1 ) issistant Boxing dee (Jul, ( ) Manager (3) Hundredth Wight Boxing Manager I ) Show i 1 Camera Club Bifle Expert Rifle Marksman Air Cadet Machine Gun Marksman ALBERT QUINCV BROOKS Rome, Georgia Congressional. 7th Dist., ' .«. ROBERT GRAHAM BROTIIERTON Massapeqi . k.u oiik Congressional, li Large, Vewi ) ark Marked stubbornness and a desire to " drag ' ever) man « bo crossed bis path ba «■ made " Gab ' a true fighting man. I ndaunled b) knocks from the Academic Department and the T.D., lie has succumbed to onlj two of Life ' s little temptations sack alio- reveille, and boodle. George has the spirit of est Point n itbin him, and w ill be guided b it throughout It B " Company II- 1 Supply Sergeant (I) U resiling II) Camera Club (3, 1 1 Howitzer (3, I) Pointer ( . 3, 1 Camp Illumination ( ) General Committee ( 1 Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Marksman Air Cadet in the , in B. " Company D-2 Corporal (3) Captain, Battalion Commander (I) Soccer (3, ) Camera Club (3, I) Debating Club (3, I) Pointer { I, 3, 1 1 Hundredth Night (4) V r Expert Machine Gun Marten GEORGE ANDREW BROWN West Brownsville, Pa. Congressional. J5th Dist.. Pa. George brought with him to West Point a km»sl edge of the Arim plus his determined nature am bis gay, laughable way. Academics were hi chie concern and he was far from being a goat. Still, h always found time l drag and snake. The I ieli rtiller is getting a man well to be proud of. " Go to it, ;. B. " GEORGE BELLINGER BROWN, JR. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Senatorial Smiling, unassuming Wes is Tohimy-on-the-9p6t. He is ever-present and read) to give a help- ing hand to anyone that max need it. s a con- scientious, hard-working man. he " ill always be an invaluable asset to the I . S. rm . Somehow the slouch hai of the Ur Corps doesn ' t lii in with the rest of his meticulous uniform, bm it is the sNinhol ,,l his love, his pride, his ambition. Rifle (O Hundredth Xight (4) Fjshing Club Camera (Jul, Rifle Expert JOHN WESLEt BKOWN. IK. Trenton, New Jersey Congressional, hit Dist., V. . . Tall, blond, and a (rue representative of Minne- sota. " Bob " lias proven to us to be the kind who »ill go a long wa in his chosen profession. Mis sincerity and conscientiousness have won him main friends here and he is certain to become a fine officer and a credit to the nm. (ton Company G-2 Corporal (3) Lieutenant (7) Hockey ( 1 Xumerals f i Concert Orchestra (.4,3,1) Hundredth ight Show (3) In ( add " U.-r Bruder " loin. . I Wesl Poim life a little co plicated ai first, bul the system gradually put stamp «... him. Long an academic work hor .lark specked and sweated toward becoming engineer bul the ir Corps linalh claimed hi With his earnestness and tenacity, Jack is sure have a long, satisfying career ahead of him. Dim BRUDER " Company 1-1 Howitzer (3, ) Rifle Marksman JACK BROWN BKl NO MnvwAi kkk. i-i i n . % Congressional, ih Dist.. IT Buck has two beliefs: conservation of energj in the sack, and marriage upon graduation, lie li cs up to the former, and has elaborate plans for the latter. better spouse could not be found: mild tempered and amiable, he banished the natural gloom of barracks. Not excitable, he has the mak- ings of a good officer for the ir Corps. HI (IV Company B-l Sergeant (1) GalJ (4) Hundredth MteShou I) ( hess Club (I) Rijlo Marksman tir Cadet WILLI 1 ROBERT Bl (kill ion. [ixinois Congressional, dih Di Pennsj Ivania is a suburb of Scrauton! II ou don ' t believe il ask Hums. Being a proud Irishman. de- feat for him is the worst possible misfortune. IV- ing a cr practical person academic theorj lias never era wed him. rat -race lo er, an abstainer from Suncla morning dragging, an assailant of hypocris) and sophistication, and a real man — thafs Hums. . jlappi ■ (tin " would have to search a long time to find a better wife, a more lo al friend, or a liner all- around athlete than " Mouse. " hen he wasn ' t playing polo or tennis, he could be found at the Boodlers defending the horse cavalrj against all comers. We envy the femme back home who will see more of " Mouse " in the future than we will. ' MOUSE " Company A -2 Sergeant (I) Polo ( . 3) Tennis (4,3, I) Ski Club P. I) PECK " Company E-2 Sergeant (I) Football (4) Hockey ( ) Kayco Ma l)o Show Air Cadet ' - HENRY HASTINGS BURNETT Ft. Riley, Kansas At Large HUGH ROBERT BURNS Soranton, Pennsylvania Congressional w 306 Descended from a Eamilj of West Pointers, ii was onl natural thai iliis polo-playing, prep school, arm) brat should join the long graj line. s a cadel Willi- ' lias been a strong advocate ..I burr- head haircuts, the Boodler ' s, his red boy, and the potentialities of horse cavalry. The T.D. and un- ion. mat.- affair hishapp. .lisp- ing friends. th lemmes have failed to dim nor his great faculty formak- ' WILLIE " Company E-2 Sergeant (I) Polo (I) Manager (3) Plebe Smoker Cbtor Line Camera (lab . tcademic Coach (3) Kayco Mas Day Sim,, liijle Vtarksman Machine Gun Marksn ;0|{|)V Compa Sergeant ( ) Tennis (4) umerals ( ) Rifle Marksman Machine Gun Murks Air Cadet From Massachusetts came this fresh air fiend with little knowledge of what lax ahead. N.n.t- theless he, demonstrated his unusual common sense h remaining inconspicuous until recognition and thereliN withstanding Plebe ear more hearti- ly than the rest of us. Sincere, mild-mannered, and cheerful, Gordj is now known for his merits as a splendid soldier and a true friend. ILLIAM EDWARD BLUR. JR East Ukwki.switcii Junction, Connecticut GORDON EMMONS BERRELL v. Massachusetts Congressional. 111!, Dist.. Mass No matter where he lands leading his men into battle with a stirring FOLLOW M K. or rending the air with a powerful BATTERY ADJUST Buzz will do himself proud. Ilarr will be long reiiii ' inliereil for liis stories of the wonders anil beauties of Florida, particular!) Apalachicola. rlewasa feature offall color lines and LOOth Night Shows for three ears. BUZZ " Company E-J Color Line Sergeant ( ) Fishing Club 100th Wight Shou Rifle Sharpsh deep hass voice that delights in saying " I want a dog " is Cab ' s famed identification. From an ad- jutantship at his beloved Sewanee, Cab came to the Point with a spirit of friendliness and sinceritj that has befriended him to all the corps. Vt hen the arm) gels Cab it gets a Hue soldier, one we ' ll all he proud of. c » ' - ' Camp Illumiriat on (3) imp,,, at l.jl Cam,,,, t lab Captain ( ) H,„u,r CommUle ■ (3. 1) Brigade Training Officer Radio Club Lacrosse (3) Rifle Expert II WilO UC1IEK BUZZETT eu. hicola, Florida Congressional, 3rd l i: 1 1 IKS UK MO CABAMSS Bihmim.ium. J.ABAMA Senatorial, l„. i typical Vrmj bral raised in tin s.l. » »ls. Bud came lo West Point with a fine military back- ground. Bud ' s constant battle with the Academic Department and the old saying, " A tenth pro is a tenth wasted " kept him from participating in his favorite sport, polo. Bud ' s high sense of duty and leadership will serve his country well. SUD " Company E-2 First Sergeant ( ) Polo (4, 3) Numerals (I) Election Committee Kavco May Day Show Rifle Marksman DeROSEY CARROLL CARELL East Gravelswitch Junction, Virginia Congressional This plantation boy was dazed at first by the stringent program at West Point, but being naturall) hivey, athletic, spoony, cheerful, and a stickler for military discipline: he ranks high in the class. Being a devotee, as well as a connoisseur, of the fairer sex, " Possum " even departed from his beloved " Red Boy " most week-ends. Feed this " boodle-bound " well, and he ' ll efficiently sur- mount any obstacle that may arise before him. GAL " " Company li-l Corporal (3) Lieutenant (1) Football (4, 3. 1) Monogram (3) Academic Coach (4, 3, 1) Howitzer (4, 3. 1) Athletic Editor (i) 100th Night Show (4,3, 1) Ring Committee (3, ) Camera Club Air Cadet 309 From deep in the In-art of the Eastern Shore (Del ' !ar a Peninsula to the non-inhabitants) came an unsuspecting lad to be immured within the cold prey walls. Hut such incarceration onlj served l increase his deep perception into the complexities of life. This ability « ill enable him to become a sagacious and dependable officer. His likable personality and good sense of humor will insure his continued success through life. We s became well acquainted with " Mr. ( iallaghan with a " g. " sir. " as his smiling Irish face was al a s good for a grind from the Beast Detail. W e later learned that Gene was more interested in honing muck for the gym team than in studying. Gene also did his share of dragging, water-bagging, and spreading a little Dartmouth College cheer. " CM, " Company A-l Sergeant (I) Gym Team ( ;. 3, 1 ) Minor - I ' ' 3, ) Numerals (I) Camera Club (3, 1) Ski Club (I. 3. I ) Pointer (3. 1) Air Cadet •GRIFF " Company C-l Supply Sergeant ( ) Soccer (?) Model tirplane Club 1,1 GENE FRANCE Lawrence, Massachusetts ALLAGHAN Congressional, 7th l EE GRIFFIN CALLAHAN RTLAND Congressional, 1st Dist., Md. Bob lias been " one of the boys " since that first da when he mel a reception he never expected and laughed, thinking it was a joke. Ulera slrug- gle with the English department Bob was un- troubledb) academics. .read) smile, ' a keen sense of humor, and a willingness to defend the South made this Texas Aggie a perfect " wife. " ' BOB " Com pony li-1 Sergeant (I) Lacrosse (I) Ski Club Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Marks Air Cadet Compa Track I alike most nn Brats, Jim feigned indifference towards everything at West Point— excepl when a conflict with the " T.D. " meant the loss of a week-end. Though a confirmed goat in the annals of the English and Historj departments, he was easil) an engineer in an math course. His sense of humor defied the existence of " gloom period " and helped to make him (he perfect " wife. " ROBERT BROWN CALLAN Waco, Texas Congressional. Utli Disl., Texas JAMES BONIFACE CAMPBELL Washington, D. C. Senatorial, Me. Loyal, good-natured, amiable. " Rabbit " possessed more than bis sbare of what is indispensable for a cadet eareer — a sense of humor. He lias wbal it takes to make him " one of the bovs " and at the same time to plaee him academical!) and tacti- cally near the top of his class. Best of all he never lost the twinkle in those smiling Czech eyes. RABBIT " Company 1-2 Academic Coach ( 1. 3. 1) Corporal (3) Camera Club Captain ( ) Catholic Military Ball Baseball (1.3. 1) Committee (3. 1) Pointer Representative Catholic Chapel (3, 7) Acolyte (I) Cift Representative (3. 1) " johnny, the football officer is calling you! " — and you were deserted again. You soon became accustomed to occupying Number 2 spot where the Manager ' s " Big Rabble " was concerned. " Ah got Georgia On Mali Mind! " No wonder — we all gasped when Nancy Jane arrived via mail. Quelle proie! She ' ll be lucky to get this happy fellow who has all the makings of an Al husband and a 1 A officer. JOHNNY " Company H-l Sunday School Teach Corporal (3) (3,1) Ass ' t Football Manager Honor Committee (!) (3) Color Line (4) Football Manager (1) Chess Club ( 1) Chapel Choir (4) Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Marks Blond-headed Johnny came t the Academy with a fine reputation i uphold, anri uphold ii he did. n inhabitant of the first sections, yel withoul the usual " hive-complex, " lie always managed i find time i enjoy cadet life to the Fullest. He will realize his one ambition when he joins his brother in the engineers. ' JOHNNY " Company l -l Corporal (3) Lieutenant ( ) Stars (4, 3, 1) Track (I, 3. I) Academic Coach (4, 3, I) Ring Committee Fishing Club JOHN HENRY CARLSON Oakland, California Congressional, 7th hist.. Cat. If von are one to take a challenge, try this: allow Don Carter to form a fixed opinion on some sub- ject: then try talking him out of it. It ' s like trying to move Gibraltar. With a happy disposition and the strength of his convictions this goat squeezed through academics with time over to be company clerk, and came up smiling. Wish him luck? Sure. But he ' ll do all right anyway. " DON " Company R-l Sergeant {1) Concert Orchestra (I) Hundredth Mght Shoo (3,1) Rifle Marksman Machine Can Marksman DONIPH CARTER Boonkvili.k, Missouri Congressional. . ih Hist,, ' r s college graduate before entrance, Frank had Mule trouble with academics and has spent most of his time here following thai age-old custom of winning friends both in the Corps and thro ughout the Post. Mis Mabaina drawl, bis friendly smile, and bis quiet efficiency will make us remember him long after the Armored Force lias gained at our expense. Mailing: from Virginia, Rand} is a typical southern gentleman who never worries about any thing, not even academics or demerits. He always seemed to gel into a storm before formations, but was always in ranks when assembly sounded. Rand) has a [(leasing personality and bis actions captivated many pro fenimes. He was an ideal roommate good-natured, generous, and always ready to help out a elassmate regardless of the consequences. RANDY " Company C-2 Corporal [3) Lieutenant ( ) Track (4) Boxing (1.1) Choir (I. .;. I) Cadet Chorus (3, 1) Smoker ( ) ninth Main Show (3. 1) Fishing Club II! K Com Kim ( -I Corporal (3) Ring Committee (4, 3) RANDOLPH JEFFERSON IO Richmond. Virginia Senatorial I hi NK ERRETTE CASH. JR. Birmingham, i. hama National Guard 31 1 The Arizona Renegade all man and aboul as subtle as a ton ..I ' bricks falling on you. When " Chan " blew in from a bonier cantina we wel- comed him as a guy you could shoot ii|» towns with. And so he was until a wil) Venus " magicked " him into a shining Galahad. Fame will seek him out and all we can do is offer. " Good Luck. " CHAN " Company D-l Corporal (3) Football (4, 3. 1) Vumerals (I) Basketball (4, 3) Track (4, I) Camera Club Fishing Club Air Cadet ' BILL " Company D-2 Corporal (3) Sergeant ( ) Hockey (I) Coll { I, 3) Fishing Club Sunday School Teache Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Marksm tir Cadet During his three years at Vt est Point. Hill has proven himself the master of certain requisites that assure him of a vers successful career as an rm officer. Ver conscientious, with dogged determination, he always accomplishes what he sets out to do. With three vears at Kansas State behind him, academics proved no obstacle to hill. Moreover, this background was more advan- tageous to his classmates because he was always anxious to coach anyone w bo n Id help. Hill has made an indelible impression upon all that have come in contact with him. WILLIAM S. CHANDLER Tucson, rizona ational C.uurd WILLIAM HOWARD CHARLSON Manhattan, Kansas Congressional, ith Dist.. Kans. Although sometimes called " Stars and Stripes " and " The Hive, " Geoff is truly one of the boys. His favorite methods of passing his abundant spare time are parti cipating in games of chance and leading arguments on any and all subjects. The brilliance of his mind and his willingness to aid less gifted cadets have kept many " goats " from foundation. k i I GEOFFREY CHEADLE New York, New York At Large JOFF " Company H-2 Corporal (3) Soccer (I. 3, 1) Minor " ' t " (3) Hockey Catholic Chapel Choir Acolyte Ski Club Academic Coach (4, 3, 1) Rifle Sharpshooter Air Cadet 316 I EDWARD CHARLES CHRISTL, JR. Minneapolis, Minnesota Congressional, 5th Dist., Minn l. RENCE FR NK CIS EWSKI Chicago, Illinois Congressional, 7lh Dist., III. - r? Lire Quiet, good-natured Big-Ed is the tallesl and one of the best liked men in our class. In becoming such an excellent cadet, and then officer, a nd in being chosen co-captain of the basketball team. be fulfills bis two main ambitions at West Point. Mis roommate. West Point, and Minneapolis are all proud of Ed. G-ED " Company H-2 Co-captain (I) Corporal (3) Chairman Election Supply Sergeant (1) Committee Basketball (4, 3, 1) Rifle Expert Major " A " (3) Machine Gun Mark Gold Star (3) In bis persistent and conscientious way, Larrv worked hard to make West Point, worked while here, and will continue to work in the service. He barged his way through three years of academics always being two strikes ahead of the Academic Board, being neither a goat nor a hive. Managing our fencing team typifies Larry ' s keen ability to organize and direct. LARRY " Company D-2 Catholic Chapel Choir Sergeant (1) (4, 3, 1) Fencing (3, 1) Ski Club Manager (3, 1) Rifle Marksman Monogram (3, 1) Machine Gun Marksn in Cleve i n a be found the acme of intellectual and moral constancy, lie must understand, and having understood he makes a decision that no man ma alter. Ml is not sedate with him, how- ever, a perceiving sense of humor and natural affinit) for merriment show themselves upon occa- sion. j i s a member of the Wrestling Squad. Larry demonstrated his physical prowess plebe year, and li virtue of perseverance successful!) dominated academics. To illustrate his originality and sulille sense of humor, plehes eonlinualK asked larrs to write skils for them, such as those he wrote as a plebe, for entertainment al Sunday night suppers. II resiling l. 1) lit- Cadet ' CLEVE " Company G-l Sergeant 1 1) lOOth Night Show (4) Color Line ( ) Rifle (3, 1) LAWRENCE LOCKE CLAYTON. JR. M . vshim;ton Vational Guard, II -is ; " Sir. ma 1 ask a question? II you li in am of Dunk ' s sections you nave heard his dailj cross-examination of the instruc- tors. well developed interest in the red com- forter ' s possibilities has kepi Dunk from the higher sections and the hops. Dunk ' s eas) going manner combined with an abilitj to gel things done should make him an outstanding officer. | " Dl NK " " RABBIT " The PI ( ' ompany .-- ' Compaq •:- Sergeant (1) Sergeant ( ) nature) Basketball (1) Boxing ( ) with b Issistant Manager Ski Club Football (3) Chess CI ah killer ii Choir ( . 3, 1 ) ItiJIe Sharpshooter ■ •- Kayco May Day Shi lir Cadet his pr Rifle Sharpshooter him soi Machine Gun Mark,, him a ( DUNCAN DIXON CLORE Henderson, Kentcj :kv Congressional itins 6f the • " I ' andiandle " sent their best- I son to West Point in I ' M I. Always hand) s lists, he was t :asv-going to make a i the ring. Cliff lived for the week-ends and „•■ drags. Mis smile, rareh absent, caused ne trouble in " Beast Barracks, " hut mad, ' omrade we would all hale to lose. CLIFFORD DIXON COBLE Clayton. New Mexico Senatorial He came to West Point fresh from a ear at I ' urdue and arrived here with a plentiful supply of spec, ears, and questions. Never one to waste a demo. Bruce delied all buck-up campaigns claiming that " it ' s more fun to be off the ball. " His even temper and sincerity made him a fine friend and will make him an invaluable officer. DUMBO " Company E-2 Hundredth Night Show Hockey (4) (3,1) Soccer Manager (3. 1) Kayco May Day Show (4) Fishing Club Rifle Marksman Squash Club Machine Gun Marksman A star man all the way through, " Fat Jack " forsook a promising career in hockey to earn both large and small B-robe stars. Jack is famous for his superlatively pro 0A0 and his enlightening, though somewhat unorthodox, contributions to tactics discussions. Confident, happy, rat -racing — a true follower of Falstaff friend, comrade, and gentleman. JACK " Company .1-2 Military Hall Commi llurl.ev (I, 3, 1) (4, 3, 1) Football ( I) Acolyte (I) Howitzer (I, 3, I) Missal Header [3. 1) Camera Club (3, I) Academic Coach (4) Ski Club (1,3, I) Machine Gun Expert Fishing Club (4, 3) lit Cadet JOHN WILLIAM COM US BLro Rochelle, New Yokk Congressional, 5th Dist., .). 320 WARREN SANDERSON CONLON Worcester, Massachusetts National Guard s a compan) clerk, Uoh passed oul guard tours to his classmates for two ears and listened l their always unavailing protests. I lard like a rock, that ' s Bob. Alter two cars at college, he tended to take West Point tradition with a grain of salt: however, the Army was a different proposition and he is ready to match anything the Army throws at him. BOB " Company E-l Corporal (3) First Sergeant (I) Rifle Marksman Coming in with a short spell of army life behind him, Connie proceeded at once to carve out a verv definite niche for himself. He has continued to expand his interests, making a multitude of friends and excelling in all things, whether it be as defense on the hockey squad or haranguing his classmates from the speaker ' s platform. The Air Corps could use many more like him. CONNIE " Company F-2 Minor " A " (3) Corporal (3) Lacrosse (4) Lieutenant (1) Hop Manager (4, 3, 1 ) Hockey- (4, 3) Air Cadet Numerals (4) 321 Fran is uot a natural hive but through stead) " plugging, " he has always done more than hold his own. Dutj is his watchword, ami his attention to details has given him the efficienc) that is .sure to make him a success. His choice of branch ' ] changes daily, but he is sure to go Car in anj branch that lie ma finally choose. When days were long and grey, and when life looked dark and blue, we always looked to Jim to buck us up. Although bis perpetual smile and pleasant sense of humor won for him many friends in the Corps, it was his meticulous atten- tion to detail, combined with a strong military appearance, that won for him his stripes. Living amidst Jim ' s constant cheerfulness was always a pleasure. ; mi " SCROOCH " Company G-2 Company i-2 Cdrporal Ci) Sergeant ( ) Captain ( ) Sunday Srh.,,,1 1 Election Commitle P. 1) (3, i Lift Committee, Chairman ( ) .- JAMES MAGUrRE CONNELL Pennsylvania Gmgn ' ssiiiiml. H ' )th Disi.. I ' d. FRANCIS ALLYN COOCH III Newark, Delaware Scwtori 322 When Ken said, " The trouble with me is thai when I don ' l like some one, 1 tell him, " he cursed d his attention a v ' rtu « ' - Ken doesn ' l cater to an) one. He doesn ' t have to. lie ' s got friends everywhere because he really enjoys life. He ' s got innumerable file- with his superiors because he can do an job with maximum ellicienev in a definite minimum of time. KEN " " TOM " Company E-2 Company (■_ ' Corporal (3) Sergeant ( ) Sergeant (1 ) Choir (• . 3, 1) Stars (1. 3. 1) Hundredth Wight Soccer ( . 3, 1 Show (3) Monogram (3) Cadet Concert Squash Club (3, 1 ) Orchestra (4) Academic Coach [ 1. 3. 1 ) Kuyeo May Day Show Tom came to West Point with a determination to follow bis dad into the Engineers. This ambition caused him to direct bis efforts toward academics. Will, a typical armj brat attitude toward the army, Tom lias the devotion t dul and the service which should lake him far in bis chosen career. I KENNETH BANKS COOPER Washington, District of ...i.i misi Senatorial, D. C. JOHN THOMAS COLGHLIN II Fort Lewis, shi ;ton Congressional As the star on his B-robe shows. Hill wasn ' t ex- actly one of the intellectual literate, but he always had an ample share of good old Oklahoma horse sense. He met most ordeals (except reveille) with a good natured smirk. In his easy going way, Hill found it easy to make friends by following his motto " I ' d rather have friends than files anyway. " BILL " Company h-l Sergeant (I) Camera Club (3, 1) Election Committee (3, 1) lir Cadet Radios and skiing kept Jim busy for three years. Four packing boxes could not hold his radio equip- ment nor was any radio too badly damaged for him to repair. Although winterv week-ends found Jim gloating over his less enthusiastic classmates, his soaring skis could not carr him high enough. An air-brat following in his father ' s footsteps. Jim earned wings to round out bis years at West Point. ' JIM " Company t-l Ski Club (4, 3, 1) Secretary (3) President (I) Concert Orchestra (4,3, 1) Radio Club (3, 1) Camera Club (4, 3, 1) Hundredth Miglu Show (4, 3, 1) Air Cadet WILLIAM TAYLOR COURTNE1 Tishomingo, Oklahoma Congressional, lib I list.. Olda. 324 ROBKKT MITCHELL COWHERD Mexico, Missouri Congressional, 9th Dist., Mo Dick is an arim brat, lie loved his red comforter, and was noted for going to sleep on his table at 7: 1.1 and having his wife wake him up to make down his bed at taps. A natural on a horse, he also liked to pla squash. As for academics, he look tilings as the came and never worried. ' RICH " Company A-2 Sergeant (I) Polo (4) Camera Club (3, I ) Rifle Marksman An army brat and a twin. If Bob ' s aptitude with the lair sex was equal to his prowess with horses, he would indeed be the rogue. His personal man- ner and consideration of others went to make a character whose guileless charm was impossible not to like. A certain prophecy is his success in the armv. " BOB " " Company -- ' Polo (4) Coat Football (2) Camera Club (.if, I) Fishing Club [3. I) Rijle .Marksman Machine Can Marks Crowell ' s three hectic ears of keeping one jumjji ahead of the Academic and Tactical Departments have been passed on the gridiron, area, and dream- ing of bis . . . Stud) ing as liitle as possible, he went to the ' " Ban Board " ever) Thutsda) and to Corps Squad practice ever) remaining day. l- I hough he is widelj known as a one-man wave d ' destruction when riled, his easy-going manner lias uon him man) friends throughout the Corps. rm brat and polo player, Nick covered an inner seriousness with a cynical and indifferent shield. Strong likes and dislikes. Four year man due to Math department, he stayed two steps ahead of TD and academics from first year. Uways g I for a witty, humorous remark, Black Nick was the onh wife for me. The rm -els a good soldier. RICHARD LAWRENCE CREED, JR. Center Rutland, Vermont ( l.u, £,■ BLACK N1CK " ' DUCK " Company E-l Company C-l Sergeant (1) Polo (1. 3, ) Football (4, 3) Vumerals { 1) Cross Country (4) Major A " (3) Pointer (. ' J. ) Iiu.xin ( I) Ski Club (4, 3, 1) Basketball (I) Rifle Marksman Kadi,, Club Air Cadet Camera Club Rifle Expert Machine Gun Mark li, Cadet DEAN ; ki WD ( :ko vell Coos Bv . Ore Senatorial Vn ir Cups brat violent Jim,,,) was always the phi Academics were no troubl iliHcr.nl story. Applying talents on the Pointer Si completer) remodeled its Boundless energ) and willi to make him valuable to a •JIM " Company A.-2 Corporal (3) Track (3, ) GolH4) Rifle (4) Gymnastics (4) Issistanl Manager Basketball (3) Monogram (3, 1) Intramural Mnmuirum (I) Will Comp C-l Sergeant ( ) Football I i Photography Club MJlc Sharpshooter lir CaAel Pointer (4, 3, I) Wanaee, (1) Vndv came in from Minnesota with a determined altitude, a love for the Air Corps, and a personal- it) lull of fun. He leaves West Point with all three. Naturall) " on the ball " , mh found plent) of time for fencing and boodling along with his academics. With his sincerity, friendliness, cour- age, and ambition nd will make a well respect- ed officer. JAMES RICHARD CtfMBERPATGH ishington, D. C. Congressional, loth Dist., Cal. ANDREW JOSEPH CUPPER Minneapolis, Minnesota Congressional, 3rd Dist. Dependability, sincerity, earnestness of purpose — all of these characterize " dish ' s " nature. His academic rank, his military rank, and his athletic ability combine to make him into an all- around man. But his most valuable qualities are those of real leadership which he has exhibited on many occasions. A firm yet tactful manner of dealing with his classmates has made him re- spected and liked by all. M3USH " Company C-l Corporal (3) Captain, Brigade Commander (I) Stars (4, . ' (. I) Academic Coach (4, 3, 1) „„ Minor " A " (3. I) Lacrosse (4, 3, 1) Numerals (4) Major " A " (3) Captain (I) lhontze, {» lushing Chd Gift Committee Debating Society Four ears of college before entering West Point have served " Pro-Joe " in good stead. The extra time he has taken from studies has been spent in his three favorite pastimes: writing letters, sleep- ing, and dragging. In spite of plebe year, Joe ' s carefree manner and keen sense of humor are still intact, and will make him many Army- friends in the future. " I ' KO-JOE " Company H-2 Catholic Chapel 1 sh Regimental Sergeant Catholic Chapel Cho Major (1) ( , 3) Track (4) Missal Leader (3) Hundredth . ight A col vie ( ) Show (4. 1) Debating Society Rifle Sharpshooter rs i JOHN HOLLOW AY CUSHMAN Columbia, South Carolina Army JOSEPH FREDRICK HUGHES CUTRONA Buffalo, New York Congressional, llstPist.. . Y. I natural with a ho k slick. Frenchy ' s stick- handling and (ram spirit saved main a game for rm . The Frenchman served two ears in the Regular Army, and his G.I. knowledge and common sense was a boon to his class. rare combination of humorist and poop-sheet artist. Frenchy will make the kind of officer the rm needs. FRENCHY " Company ■2 Ski Club Sergeant ( Fishing Club Hockey ( 1. i, 1) Camp IUuminatu Vumeral (4) Rifle Marksman Minor " r (3) Machine Gun Mi CLARENCE WILFRED CYR Niagara, Wisconsin Congressional From the start, it could be seen in his conduct that Chuck was more mature than the rest of us. Steady, quiet, observant — these qualities have undoubtedly made him the good chess player that he is. Chuck will help the Air Corps keep its wings " level and true " . ' CHUCK " Company E-l Corporal (3) Lieutenant (1) Bugle Votes Chess Club President ( ) Ski Club Rifle Sharpshool Air Cadet (.11 KI.IS II K()LI CZAPAR Chicago, Illinois Congressional, 7th Dis r ' d Dabo had two loves while at the Point his trumpet and his women. Uthough having more than the usual had luck with " blind drags, " he always maintained that the) were the pro-est ever to grace Grant Hall. Firm in his convictions, conscientious, and hard working, Dabo had little trouble with academics. He will go far in the Field Wlillcrv. EUGENE ALEX DABKi SKI (iik igo, 1 1 1 1 N i Congressional; 8th Dist., III. [1 " Bob gol into W.si P tint the hard way. Not a 1 , il - " ' natural " hive " , he a tacked academies with a titude which placed him well ill the upper hall f his class. But Bob ' s fame doesn ' t lie in his acad mics: il rests rather in his ; r iM outstanding physical abilities, in his efficient leadership, and in his strict observance to duty. in J, ' . k»i i DABO " " BOB " ' HKGOI Company l-l Com pan v li-l Ueutenant ( Supply Sergeant ( ) Concert Orchestra (3) Track (4, 3) Color Line (4, 3) Wumerals (4) Camp Illumination Ski Club Rifle Sharpshooter Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Marksman Machine Gun, 2nd Class ROBERT CHARLES DALY Pacific Grove, California Congressional, 8th Dist., Cal. Dane) is so proud of Texas, he swears he is an exchange studem from the Lone Star State. The Academic Board never threatened him he ' s an engineer, but the Tactical Department kepi him on iiis toes toward the close of each demerit ,,-ri.Ml. Exl .ml usually v conscientious, he works hard ■ssfullv. for anything he wants lie ' s dominated l domestic troubles. •DRAGGOID " Company G-l Sergeant [I) Howitzer Staff (3, 1) Copy Editor (I) Icademic Coach (4, 3) " CHARLEY " Company 11-2 Corporal (3) Sergeant { I ) FootbaU ( . 3, 1 Basketball ( . 3. I ) Baseball (4) Tennis (3. I) Captain (I) Rifle Sharpshooter ■VLBERTGUY DANC1 iwTONio, Texas I Full of laughs, talk. Shakespeare, and athletics that is Charles. Bj his own admission a scnolai and bv the admission of all who know him, n of the friendliesl and best-liked men in the lorps He will be one of the few who leave as the sam man who entered. This in itself is a lasting tribute CHARLES DAVID DANIEL Tupelo, Mississippi Congressional, 1st l 331 Women ant) a hard Yearling year had telling effects on " Bitter Bob. " An athlete for enjoy- ment ' s sake, he was a welcome member of several Intramural teams. As a " hive " " in the rts. he stood high in Academies. Calm and relatively reserved at West Point, he nevertheless added something unique to weekends in New York. As a Cadet he " has " ' . s an officer he " will " . BITTER BOB " Company A -2 L eutenant ( ) Corporal {3) R fle Marksmc Conscientiousness and diligence are the traits which have characterized " Chuck ' throughout his cadet career. Although he spent much of his time boning muck, he was also a frequent visitor to Boodler ' s. Mis affable nature and ability to have a good time wherever he goes, have won him many friends. A true hive, the Engineers will find him sincere and able. CHUCK " Company A -2 Vumerak (4) Corporal (3) Choir ( . 3. 1) Lieutenant (1) Camera Club (3. 1) Stars (■ , 3, ) Ring Committee (3, 1) Academic Coach (4, 3, i) Glee Club ( ) Gym Team (4, 3, 1) Rifle Sharpshooter ROBERT CLINTON DART San Francisco, California Senatorial CHARLES JlMOli I) WIS Buffalo, h« ' Umk li Larue ■ GEORGE ARTHUR DAVIS, JR. Washington, D. C. Senatorial Bitter to the end to hear him tell it. Actually George is one who cannot long remain unhappy. Mis most joyous moments have been spent, feel on liis desk, haranguing against the " TD " . George will argue on any topic, taking either side, and usually coming out the winner because of his infectious good humor, which cannot stay long hidden, even in heated argument. His good nature has made him many lasting friendships and will serve him in good stead in future years. GEORGE " Company E-l Sergeant ( ) Boxing (4) Rifle Expe Air Cadet Hob arrived from the University of Illinois with a chemical engineering degree. Consequently, it was unnecessary for him to spend much time studying, lie spent most of plebe year sleeping, but when awake he impressed all with his abilities. A goat ' s perfect roommate, and a friend to all. Bob is certain to be a worth addition to our army. " BOB C Li rporal (3) eutenant (1) Track (4) Concert Orchestra (4, 3, 1) Plebe Smoker tOBERT SHERWOOD DAI Illinois Congressional. 22nd I ist. h 333 " De " came to Wesl Point confident thai his inpt to, " Vouloir, c ' est pouvoir " would determine L future as il did his past. While on B-squad loot ball yearling year, he was called " The Tank ' because of his powerful dri ing through -squad ' : line: Hal plays hard al anything he undertakes Once be sets up a goal, he doesn ' t slop drivinj toward it until he reaches it. One of God ' s little people from was out yonder, Deak possesses a fine character sith just enough devilment to make him real. Outside a million dollar grin which says " Let ' s do something fun! " Inside a deep understanding of men a sincerit) which wins lasting friends. We will never forget this happ fellow, this sued roommate, this grand l)Iv k " Company 111 Corporal (3) Lieutenant 1 1 ) (ss ' l Mgr. Hockey (3) Manager Hockey il) Fishing Club Skeet Club Machine Gun Marl..,,,,, Rifle Marksman Company -:. ' Corporal (3) Captain ( ) Football ( I. 3, 1 1 II resiling (I) Class Ring Cum,, I. 3, I ) Club 15 IU CE KEELEY DEAKIN Cambria, [SCONS™ Congressional, 2nd Dist., II is. II l{()l.l) GRISWOLD DE RMENT Iksskmkh. I ' ksnsii.vvm Ciinan-ssioiitil. L ' lilh l isl.. I ' n. From the land-of-a-thousand-lakes came " Deck, " a college man of solid background and liberal instincts. Novel for his abilitj to jabber intelli- gently, likeable for his omnipresent genialitj and aid, he has justification for thai easj confidence. Ihm significant his furtive and veiled " bigjieals " are we ' ll never know. " DECK! ' Company (i-l Sergeant ( ) Soccer (4) Howkzei 1 3, 1 Fishing Club Rifle Sharpsho, DEET " Compaq C-l Lieutenant ) Fencing (4, 3) Camera Club Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Murk From a quiet, unassuming plebe, " Deet " blos- somed into a yearling who never dodged a " rai raee. " and who argued al the drop of a B-plate. Cooperation, friendliness, sincerity, industry, humor, and a clear, level head all qualities of a stood officer are his. 1,1 IN I! 1)1 OKI) DECKER Menominee, Ii ,1. I hh Dist., Mich. CHALMER LEE DEETKK. JR. (iKEENVlLI.E. HIO Ctinnrcsiiinal. Illll) 335 Andy, alias the Field Marshal, alias the Reveille Comet, almost succeeded in terminating his military career in a truck driving occurrence dur- ing the hectic yearling summer. Although there is a popular misconception in some quarters that the Reveille Comet has a streak of recklessness about him. we present conclusive evidence to the con- trary. (Quotation by the Field Marshal: " The brakes weren ' t workin ' , I guess. Or something. " ANDY " Company F-l Scr ieant (1) Pistol, Manage Camera Club Catholic Chapel Acoly Wr i ANDREW JAMES DeGRAFF ;r m Rapids. Michigan Congressional. Mh Dist., Midi. To West Point via Hawaii; " Del ' s " G.I. back- ground taught him to be a good soldier in spite of his personal opinion: " I ' m indifferent. " Smooth on the hop floor, rough on the hockey ice, " Del " is a natural athlete, although a bit lazy. A veteran of many romances, " DelV " O.A.O. is the Air Corps where we know he ' ll " keep the nose out of the blue. " DEL " Company G 2 Numera s (1) Lacrosse (4) Minor ' A " (3,1 Hockey (4, 3) Air Cadet I i. DALE DENMAN,JR. Prescott. Arkansas Sei The yellow star thai the Departmenl of Math- ematics pinned on " Buck ' s " B-robe added " con- scientiousness " t his ahead) strong character. Alvvavs on the go: studying to be one of the hivier goats, running, engaged in a 15 S session, writing or reading. He is a good man. even if he did turn down the Air Corps for the Infantry. ' BUCK " Company E-2 Sergeant ( ) Track (3) Concert Orchestra (4) Kayco May Day Sho Rifle Marksman Machine Can Marks Seldom do you find a more all-around man than Dick. He was good in any sport, best at hockey and tennis, lie was near the top in all academies, high on all " make " lists, and everybody counted him a friend. Undoubtedly lie will be a hot pilot and a line officer. DENNIE ' - Company l.-l Corporal (3) Lieutenant (I) Tennis (4) Hockey (4, 3) Honor Represe Hop Manager ( . .i. ) Ring Committee (4) Ski Club Rifle Sharpshooter Air Cadet RICHARD LLEWELLYN DENNEN Ci.uiks Summit, Pennsym h Wational Guard " Tell the Sergeant of the Guard l » mark my rani ' barber ' " , typifies " Demon ' s " three year s(ru i ;lc in convince us dial the) speak English in Boston. Neither hive, goat, nor draggoid, John, Irish ami a stubborn as Pancho, maintains he aever lost an argument with anyone except the T.D. We ' re betting his H-17 won ' t lose any argu- ments cither. ' " )! • DiNap " came to West Point a good soldier. Yep, on July 1st lie fixed his bayonet ami with long thrusts and butt strokes, be decisively beat down the opposition of plebe year, academics, and the T.D. Three years here have given Massa- chusetts proud gift to the " ahm " the intangible soldier. DEMON " " ED " Company C-l Company III Corporal (3) Sergeant (I ) Lieutenant ( ) Col,,,- Lin,- ( J) Lacrosse ( ) 100th Vigltt Shou (3) Boxing (4,3) ( „il„,li, Choir [1. 3. 1) Numerals ( ) Hundredth Wight JOHN BENEDICT DESMOND v. Massachusetts Congressional, Iflth Dist. EDW lil BASIL DiNAPOLI ssai in setts Congressional, Hth l i i.. Mass. I l)i is one of those quid .adds who never stops talking but says verj Mule. With a pleasant dis- position be brought to West Point a great deal of determination and common sense. Yearling year he bad that well known combat with four-legged animals, winning onh l a horsehair. His unbeat- able wit easil) dispelled the " Gloom Period " " murk. m W Icademic Coach (3) Plebe Smoker Color Line Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Marks Air Cadet HNNY " Company -: ' Corporal (3) Captain, Regimental Commander (I) Football (I) Lacrosse (4, 3, ) umerah l i Major " r (3) Fencing 1. 3, I) umerals (4) Mia,,, " ,(■• (3) Captain (1) Cadet Chapel Choir (3) Cadet hapel I sher ( ) Pointei Issistam (4, 3) Howitzer Staj] (3, J.s.w m ! Irt Editor ' s Biographies Editor 1 1 freight Lifting Club i i Hundredth ight (3) Rifle Marksman Johnnj eanie to West Point as an ini Bral and bad to make good. He did jusl that in sports, academics, and rank. However, he always kepi his roommates worried to death over him; for Johnny had the uncannj abilil of always being in a ludicrous jam. Respected by all who know him, his leadership is unquestioned. U lo l DiSILVIO New York, New ork Congressioriali 13th DisC, V. J " . JOHN WILLSON DONALDSON Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia Large 339 lecture. " Judging from Form 46 U.S.C.C, Wolf spent plebe year with " eyes closet! and apparently asleep. 7 He woke up, however, to find time to indulge in his wide variety of tastes from guns, Beethoven, and The Neif Yorker to seafood, Stravinsky, and the area. No star man, he sweated in long sink sessions to win his battle with llerr Tiller, centroids. and his O.A.O. WOLF " Company F-2 Mint r " A, " Star (3) Sergeant (I) Rifle •: pert Pistol (4, 3, I) laehin . Can Marksma Born and bred a Navy Junior. Jim forsook the Navy Blue and Gold for the Kaydet Grey. The system puzzled him for a while, but he soon got settled down to the routine. Although he will find no submarines in the Army, he will become as good with the big guns as he had hoped to become with torpedoes. " DOUG " Company C-2 Hundredth Night Sho Sergeant (1) (3. I) Fencing { 1 ) Howitzer Representati Cutlet Chapel .hoir (3, 1) (4, 3. 1) Chess Cltlb Smoker (4) Rifle Sharpshooter III KED LaVERNE DONDANVILLE Ottawa, Illinois Congressional, 12th l is I WIF.S SHEPARD DOUGLAS Wvmiinc t.»n. I). C. Congressional, 8th Dis I f ■IE- HlliE an ik. I VMES VLBERT DOWNS. JR. estfield. New Jersey Congressional at Large, V. ). lirsl that •ssion Jin. I. West l ' .,inl qui ■t. efficienl man bronzed b mam summers at the Jersej shun-, Mihough the tan has lightened somewhat, the dependable waj in which Jim does his dul will never change. His intimate friends will always remember him for his earnestness, his steadfastness in his own beliefs, and his love of line music. JIM " Company B-l Ski CI ah Corporal (3) Fishing Club Lieutenant (1) II n nli Night Show (I) Track ( ;■, 3) Air Cadet Bob is one of those rare individuals combining a " hard " man on the outside with a warm personal- ia on the inside, lie is completely sold on Cali- fornia, and it ' s easy to set him reminiscing about the " good old days in Frisco " . Discriminating in all his tastes. Bob has figured out what he wants from life and is out to get it. Company L-2 Corporal (3) Lieutenant (I) Icademic Coach (3) Lacrosse (4) Track (4,3, I) Squash ' jClub Ski (Jab I ' leile Smoker Kayco May Day Shou Rijle Marksman Machine Gunner 2nd Class 341 Plaining red hair and many legendary exploits will keep Ed Dravo in our memory long after graduation. fixture at the hops and boodlers, he lias been one of our most versatile athletes whose Corps Squad days have been limited hv academic differences. potential " Mot Pilot " in the ir Corps, " Red " will earrx on his rnn familv traditions. Sonny ' s affable and easy-going ways are as characteristic of him as his ever filled pipe. Com- ing to West Point via V.M.I, to studs artillery, he mastered all excepl the . . . on furlough] g I man in ever) sense of the word, we know he will find a high niche for himself on the roll of real soldiers. Company D-l Sergeant (I) Football (1,3) Boxing (3) SONNY " Company li-1 Regimental Supply Sergeant { I ) Traik (3) Howitzer (3. 1) Pointer i I. 3. ) Icademic Coach (3) Cam . Illumination ( ) 100th ue Show (I. 3. I) N IP0LIS, I KYI. Hid, 13th Dist., Mich. Frank and reach of wit. Ka came from lour years of " tin " school with a neat, militar) bearing and an air of alm imperturbahihty. West Point knew him best lor his painting, his individualism, his loyalty, and his dependability. Happiesl when IK ing through the air. be it in an airplane or in the riding ball, Raj leaves West Point to follow his lather into the Air Corps. " RAY-RAV Company (. ' -I 1 Corporal (3) Sergeant (1) Track (I. 3) Pointer ( 1. 3, 1) Dialectic Society (3. 1) Squash Club Howitzer (1) Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Marksmc Air Cadet i z .i E " Company ' - Oz is one of the lew people who actually radial friendliness. Be is always as welcome as the pre verhial " old shoe " lor he is good company. ) . »a er active in intrannirals: a mainslax oi " Cos " football team, and a valuable part n B-l ' s basketball club yearling year. We knov, lha such a fellow will have manv lasting friends will him through life. K 1 ALOYSIUS DUNN. ' JR. OSCAR EUGENE DUTTW EILER, JR. MiDDLETOWN. Pennsylvama Congressional, 19th Dist. Kearny. New Jersey Congressional. 10th Dist.. . . . 343 " Ace " is one of those rare individuals who man- aged to keep up with the system and academies and still emerge with that sense of humor which we all like and admire so much. Although some- what plagued by feminine woes, he has come out relativel) unscathed. He goes to the Air Corps with a toast from his classmates and a natural ability for staying on top. ACE " Company C-2 Ski Club Corporal (3) Rifle Sharpshooter Hockey (1. 3) Machine Can Mark ttriieruls (4) man Choir (4, 3) Air Cadet When Nebraska lost a very loyal native son, West Point gained a good kavdet. Kieth came out of the West with a winning smile, and even the rigors of Plebe Year did not change it. He has always remained in the upper sections with little effort, while devoting much time to athletics. His dili- gence will carry him far. fC. E. " Company 11-2 track ( i Corporal (3) Wrestling {3) Captain (I) Cross Country (-1) 4 £ f 3 -a- JOHN SHELDON DOUD EISENHOWER Abilene, Kwsis Senatorial JOHNTVLEK ELLIOTT in. .km v Congressional, 13th Dist., Col. With the possible exception of the T.D., nothing ai W.-si I ' oini ever worried Ik.-. natural " hive " , he generousl) gave much l his time ( coaching ilfliri.nl plebes. Quiet, easy-going, and unassum- ing, Ike has the enviable quality of winning the sincere friendship of everyone with whom In- comes in contact. Another lour star general? Maybe. Bui he wants to l .- a writer. He ' ll make a good one. ' IKE " Company B-l Battalion Sergeant Major (I) Tennis (1.3. 1) Glee Club 100th Mile Show (3, 1) Howitzer ( ) Academic Coach ( , 3. I) Rifle Marksman Machine Can Marksman " Egit " has come to us steeped in the traditions of the armj . achiers ing the one aim of his life when he received his appointment. His early training has made him a splendid soldier, and he will attain success in his chosen career. We will always remember Jack ' s read) smile, keen wit, and argu- mentative prowess. ' EGIT " Company - tssistant Manager Track- Chess Club Color Line Rifle Marks " brat " who has the answers, who ' s been around (being able during plebe year to answer, " sir. I ' m from there, " consistently); a managerial type; a thing of much renown, a K-det with a distinctive walk dial ' s Hi. Not much of a personal imlul- gent, he was always on hand, though, ( help and support the " Big Rabble " . V Kayco producl with pl« ' ni of determination, Hi should go far. ,r!. ' ■ L. ( l. ' s career at est Poinl is distinguished b the fad thai he has exerted himself considerably to avoid an exertion. His great reserve of energy is a resull of time spent on " " squad sack, Uways wondering where the next feinme was coming from, lie rarely missed a week-end of dragging. Never a honer of files, hut always read) to offer a helping hand. L. C. ' s probabilit) of success in the cavalrv is high. L. ( ' .. " ' " 111 Com hi n y G-2 Company E-2 Sergeant Corporal (3) Track Sergeant Polo Football Manager . . 3) Howitze ( . 3, 1) Gym Manager (3, 1) Choir (4, 3, I) Glee Club ( ) Pointer (1.3. 1) tcademic Coach (3, 1) Kayco May Day Slum- LINDLEY COR V DON ELLIS Lawrence, Kansas Congressional ' , 2nd ' .. Kans. HIRAM BALDWIN ELY, JR. I ' i kmim.ion. X,ku Jersey Congressional 346 " A tenth pro is a tenth pasted. " Waldo; has fought the Academic Department at ever) turn and turnoui bul his loud and cheer} voice has Qever been raised in complaint. Outside the 6eld of academics he lias played an outstanding part i in a wide range of cadet activities, winning numerals in hocke) and tennis, and capitalizing on his ancestral heritage in writing original WALDO " " Company o ' -l Sergeant Hockey umerals (4) Tennis Numerals (4) Basketball ( ) Cadet Chapel Choir (4.3) Dance Orchestra (4) Air Cadet THE DOG " Company D-2 Football ( ..() Pointer Representative (3) Rifle Expert (3) From Missouri came a smirk, under the nan f Paid. s he came in the gate for the first time, Paul said that the would have to show him which the) promptly did. He gave lit lie time to academics, hut wasted much shuffling his Pointer and other poopsheets. He is best known for his l•ead wit and his inimitable poker playing. The Dog should go a long way in the arim. K H,I ROBERT EMERSOIS I ' M I CASPAR EMLEY ., . 2nd Dist., V . -, . 3rd Dist., h. 2.0. 1.0. Enooo! If he ' s not reading a magazine, he ' s playing cards or walking the area -among close friends. He likes sports. 1ml his real interest is in men. That is wh) he is going to the para- troopers, where the men and the thickest fighting are found. G BILL " Company E-l Hockey (4) Corporal CO Baseball ( , 3) Sergeant Rifle Sharpsho Shortest man to enter in ' 41. Still " the little Swede ' s " dynamite laid out man) a Hanker in " intermnrder " sports. During ple ' be year a " lac " remarked, " A good soldier rests at ever) opportu- nity. " Since then " Swede ' s " red boj has been his constant companion, deserted onlj for the " Boodlers " . V great soldier, pal. and wife, the infantry gets the little runt. E LITTLE SWEDE " Com Kin v A-2 Camp lllu, Sergeant Rifle Murk Fishing (Jul) Machine C Ski Club WILLIAM FRANCIS ENOS Worcester, Massachusetts Congressional, lih l i ? RICHARD ERLENKOTTER Weehawken, New Jersey Sent ROBERT WILL] l FAAS La Crosse, Wisconsin Congressional I f?5 Though an arm) brat, Dick lived in Weehawken long enough to have to pop off the Jersej poop frequently. Lacrosse was his first love athletically. hive, his plebe stars faded, bul he ranked high enough to gel Lis first choice, Field Artillery, easily. Conscientious to the nth degree, Dirk was never bothered b) the T.D. Mis future looks bright. DICK " Company C-i Corporal (3) Lacrosse ( . 3, I ) Vumerals (4) Rifle (4) Rifle Expert l?olil came practical] from obscurity, d ■spite his protests that La Cr sse is no " podunk, " o he- come one of tl e on tst anding men of his class. Undoubted abil Iv on t le basketball court, w ide- spread popular] v. and a readv smile marke 1 him as an all-round swell guy. A composed eader and a sincere fri the top. ■ml. H (.should be on then ad to )BBY " Tennis (4) Corporal (3) Vumerals [I) Captain Hop Committee ( ; 3, 1) Regimental Trainii g Class President (3 I) Officer tcademic Coach (4) Basketball (4, 3, I) I ' lebe Smoker Numerals 1 f) Rifle Sharpshooter Major " A " (3) Air Cadet Co-captain ( ) George, coming to West Point from college, found thai life ui " The Point " wasn ' t easy; but he soon proved himself a capable man il.at everyone liked. The Tactical Department gave him rank which the English Department took away, and George became " one of the boys. " Mi career includes music, athletics, and Hundredth Night Shows topped bj the Air Corps. " FAIR-B. " Company F-2 Sergeant Rifle (3) Rifle Expert lir Cadet " GEORGE " Lieutenw Smoothly, Fair-B waltzes 1 sighs of admiration escape from all fair damsels, (look calm, and collected, he tackles all problems confronting him with a trick method of saving both physical and mental energy. Even though an Army Brat, there never was a better " wife " . Hats off— to a staunch friend, a true goal, and a real " West Pointer. " II, 1. 1 1 HERMAN FAIRBROTHER GEORGE HAROLD FARNE Washington, D. C. Congressional, 34th Dist., V. ). Uxentown, Pennsylvania Congressional Hundredth Wight Show ( ;. :i Kayco W.n Day Show Rifle Sharpshooter I A big, broad boj with a smile to match roare into the Point from the mines of Pennsylvania Frequently you could hear Steve accompanyin Benin Goodman on his clarinet, and with no mea talent. five year man. experience taught hit; ' how to take studies in his stride. He would rather draw pro femmes for the Pointer. Pet weakness: His mother ' s lemon meringue pie; pet saying: I I dood i(. ■ " STE E " D !•; Company F-l Company G-l Corporal (3) Corporal (3) Lieutenant Lieutenant Boxing (4, 3) Camera Club Intramural Monogram Fishing Club (4) _ Football ( J ) Ring Committee Track (1) Pointer Cartoonist Gym C ' i tcademic Coach Rifle Sharpshootei ( ' amera Club (3) Air Cadet Air Cadet STEPHEN ADAM FARRIS, JR. The hills of Arkansas, The Citadel, and the University of Arkansas all lend their influence in Dave. Potentially a gay dog with the ladies, he gladl) surrendered such activities to devote his time to his belle of the Ozarks. Embarrassed at finding himself, a very high-ranking file, turned out in tactics Yearling furlough, Dave found solace, as always, in his red comforter. DAVID EDWARDS FITTON, JR. Harbison, nkv -v- Congressional, 3rd DUl., Irk. Some of us seem to ge h prettj easy, but III Fitz-P. Be " pu1 out " t o get here, and has n :v. stopped since he arrive . K ays a little unlu •k Fitz earned ever thing he g ot. Harried at tim h the Academic Board and TD, he still had th spirit and abilit to s ■ pph the humor in an situation. " IIT .-1 ' " Company E- 1 Sergeant i ' ishing Club Ski Club Rifle Warksm GREY FITZPATRICK Olean, New York Congressional, 13rd Dis Boh is the luck) owner of an Irish sense of humor that will carr him through man) a tight spot. A hard fighter, with an innate sense of the right thing to do and the will to do it. he has shown himself to lie a dependable and loyal friend and will prove to be a fearless and capable soldier. BOB " Company C-l Numerals (4) Corporal (3) Election Commi Lieutenant (1 ) Fishing Club Lacrosse {3, 1 ) Hop Manager Swimming i t) JOHN ROBERT II, 1 South Saint Pai i„ Minnesota Congressional. L ' ml IHst.. li, 352 The " One-play Ki.l " of the hockey Iran and even then he can ' t remember the three minutes he «;i- in. liven though His Irish Skull is covered with it ' ll hair, it couldn ' t withstand the blow. Hailing from " Gahdnuh " , Mass.. these three years of contact ith the " Rebels " haven ' t changed that broad " a " , lwa s a hard player in sports, he ' ll he a hard one to beal an where. AMMY " Company F-l Corporal (. ' () Lieutenant Battalion Supply Officer Soccer (4. 3, I) Hockey (4. 3, I) umerals ( I) Choir (4. 3, I) Rifle Marksman Machine Gun Marks THOMAS FRANCIS FLYNN, JR. Gardner. M vssum sktts Can iressional. 3rd I list.. Mass " Jeff " is as faithful as the «l a is long and will never let you down. He has the ability to d things with the least possible effort, and that quality should serve him well in the Armv. Although a " Red 13oy " athlete, " Jeff " can muster up an amazing amount of energy when it is necessary for him to produce. JEFF " Company F-l Corporal (3) Lieutenant Icademic Cadi (3) HiJIe Sharpshooter Air Cadet AIA JEOFFREY FORSYTHE soma City, Oklahoma Senatorial ■ Ji 353 I rank came to us with two years of college behind him. lie had a .satirical sense of humor that made our hardest trials seem humorous. Frank, a po- tential star man. was never ! bus) to help his roommates. Uthough a natural athlete, sleep had more appeal to him. Prank was always " spoony " and always ready for a pro drag. West Point loses a good man to the Air Corps. " Dick " came to West Point hearing the stamp of granite ribbed New Hampshire and. though changed superficially, it is a credit to him that he has kept a line inner sell unchanged. His slow, I ' riendK smile, his offhanded straightforwardness,, and unsparing conscientiousness have made him a grand " wile " anil should make him a capable officer, a wortln product of the s slem. FRANK " " DICK Company C-2 Company C-l Corporal (3) Sergeant (I ) First Sergeant ( Swimming I 1. .i) Football ( 1 Golf (4) Air (.(Kin Numerals (I) Hundredth Wight (3) Acolyte (I) Ski Club Camera (Jul, I U WkUN OLIVER FORTHOFFER Los cki.es, California Congressional RICHARD BERNARD FOWLER I m hester, New Hampshire Congrr imial. 1st Disl., N. H. 35 I West Poinl with ambition and man) aspirations Unfortunately, mere average abilitx relegate) him to rank in the middle of the .lass. However his determination and courage, greath admire. In all cadets, have carried him through and wil certain!} continue i do so in the service. " HENRY " Company C-l Sergeant ( ) Icademic Coach (. ' {) Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Marks CHUCK " lampany B-2 Suppl Sergeant I 1 II resiling ( ) Color Line [I, 3) RyU I xpert Machine (,nti Marks Coming from jusl north of the Mason-Dixon line, Chuck brought with him to West Poinl something of the languor of the South combined with his native Pennsylvania indiistriousness. His drj hni wills puns made him a constant source lor a laugh during the gloom period. His men will profit from his wives ' loss. - HENRY MINTON FRANCIS Washington, D. C. Congressional, 1st Dist., III. CHARLES FRANCIS FROCK Litti.estown. PeNNSYM imi Congressional, 22ml Dist.. ' The fantastic mind w iih a bod) to match. c ti- sistentl) inconsistent tough but great-hea rted, " The ce " " has 1 11 " gettin ' knuckles " Iron The Fates for too long. Willi inc .nceivably lit tle formal education, be proved ilu l common ser se is the real essential. His repulsiv e but convt Isive wit ami earth) sense of values go to tht Air Corps. I ' m making book on you, Nick. " ACE " Company G-l Boxing (1) II eight Lifting Club (4. 3, 1) Missal Reader (3) NICHOLAS Wl MOM II LLER Canyon Creek, Montana Congressional. 1st Dist.. Mont. " A " squad football. " A " squad track, " A " squad choir, and " A " squad red comforter, then spends his spare time writing 2.0 letters to his 3.0 O.A.O. That way, Fat Will has ambled through cadet life. Academics never bothered him and neither did the T.D. as witnessed b) his stripes. The Air Corps is getting a crack pilot and an ace man. WILL " Company II -1 Chapel Choir (1) Cm fioral (3) Conceit Orchestra Captain, Battalion Camera Club ( 1. Commander ( ) Fishing Club [3, Football {4,3, I) (Mess Club (I) Numerals ( ■) Color Line ( I) Monogram (3) (.lee Club ( . 3) Track ( . 3, ) Rifle SharpshooU Ring Committee ( I, 3, 1 ) Air Cadet II. LI M till JRLES FULLILOVE Kin ii ,k». Mississippi Senatorial, Mis 356 I JOHN WILLIAM GUI Ml Watehhi by, Connecticut Congressional. 3th Dist.. Conn. It took some time to really I- quid fellov who brought wil the gift of being able to say rt Johmi) . lie ' s a i.n to West Point mething when be spoke. Determined and conscientious, nothing escaped him in class or in cadet life. Not a Grant Hall glamour boy, he found his fun among his classmates anil they ' ve enjoyed his company. ' JOHNNY " Company B-i Corporal (3) Sergeant (I ) Soccer (3) Doug, alias Quasimodo, the bell chimer, has well earned bis name. Since the time he entered the Military Academy, he has very abh mixed music with soldiery. Taking academics in his stride and doing very well, Doug has found time for play as well as work. No doubt, the Air Corps and Doug shall form a perfect harmony in his future work. " QUASIMODO, TI EBELL CHIMER " Company I ' -l Chimer (4, 3. 1) Corporal (3) Sunday School Sergeant ( ) Teacher (3) Concert Orchestra (4, 3. 1 ) 100th Nile Show (4,3, I) Cadet Chapel Choir (4) DOUGLAS WARREN GALLEZ Long Beach, California Congressional, 18th Dist., Cal. 357 During his cadet career. " Spike " was an ace athlete. But u friends will l esi remember his eternal good nature which enabled him to survive the numerous practical jokes, the wrath of the T.D.. and West Point ' s winters. Pittsburgh-born and Panama-bred, Ted has the perseverance that will enable him to he an outstanding officer. HaVing been to two colleges, two prep schools, and having served a car in the army, Lou was not especially impressed with the system — West Point was just another college. His chief activity was sponsoring five-card bridge and he was often heard to say: " lio ' ll make a seventh for bridge? " Lou ' s loxes were three: First-Class Club, Mor- pheus, and (he Air Corps. ' LOU " Company 11-2 Football (4) Howitzer Representative a. i) Hundredth Night Show (3) Academic Coach ( . X I) fTeighi Lifting Club Rifle Sharpshooter Air Cadet SPIKE " Company 4-1 Sergeant (I) Basketball ( ■ . 3) Major " A " (3) Baseball (4, 3) Air Cadet LOUIS GEQRGE GAMBLE Mobehead City, Noktii Carolina National Guard TIIKonolii; 1 1 l-.SS GELTZ u I Two of the pararaouni factors thai comprise Bill ' s complex personalit) are women and flying. Coming from Michigan University, be was well prepared i meet the Academic hoard fare to face. Mis training also included appreciation for i good music and a year in the army. Being verj versatile, Bill is liked h everyone and will always be found where the party ' s the gayest or the work ' s the hardest. Hill. ' JIM Company F-2 Company li Sergeant (I) Corporal (3) Swimming ( ) Sergeant ( ) Chess Club Rifle Expert lir Cadet FREDERICK WILLIAM GERM RI). JR. Congressional. 7th Dist.. Mich. I M Lieutenant (I) Polo (4,3) Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3) Squash Club Air Cadet tiring I ' amour. " r allowed The word " success! 1 is written all over .li sheets. oung, handsome, energetic, brightened his years at Usmay with crooning and " beaucoup des affaires Though sincere and capable, he ne the burdens of cadet Life to darken his youthful outlook. A soldier and gentleman whom we are all proud to know that ' s Jim. JAMES CRUDEN GERHARD Senatorial, S. D. God ' s gift to the " poop-sheet " salesman, Ted has kepl ns supplied with approved solutions for ever) ihing from Chein. to the best place to drag on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The life of an Army brat, time spent in the Army and at L psala. and falling hair have all contributed to the " Lover ' s " acquisition of all the virtues but only the better of the vices. RVIS " Comfionv 11 -1 Numerals (■ ■) Corporal (3) Squash CI ah Sergeant ( ) Fishing Club Baseball (4) Model tirplane Swimming (I) Rifle Expert Air Cadet FREDERICK BANKS ;i;n |s Lawton, Oklahoma Congressional. I lib Disi.. ..l. On entering West Point from Old Michigan U., Jack sauntered up to the toughest of the beast detail and with outstretched hand said. " Hi. my name is Gever. " After the shock of that first day nothing, including academics, has ever bothered him except his Waterloo — wimmen. Jack, deeply engrained with that old Air Corps spirit, will soon be leading the ranks of the living men. JACK " Company G-2 Dial, die Society Corporal (3) Fishing Club Sergeant (i) Machine Can M, Track (0 Rifle Marksman Hockey (4, 3) Air Cadet JOHN RUSSELL GE Eli Gitwn Hd ' iii-. Michigan Congressional. 5th Dist., Mich. JAMES BASCOM GILES, II!. i stin, Texas Congressional, 10th Dist., 7 ( ur " touch ol ' Tcxas " . an all around athlete, lover of " hoodie " hops and prett} I ' cmmes, and a hard worker in all activities, spent much of his time raving desperate!) aboul the pitfalls of academics. Neat, thorough!} methodic, and undaunted l his roommates ' hazing him for his Texas twang, Jim is aever content unless he produces the besl possible job. JIM " Company II- 2 Wrestling (4, 3) Corporal (3) Track (4, 3) Captain ) Fishing Club Football ( 1. : . 1) Rifle Sharpshooter Vumerals (1) Machine Gun Mark. Monogram ( i, 1) ir Corps bound. Gil can be counted upon to do a good job. n enthusiastic member of the camera club, assistant manager of the orchestra, together with unusual abilit) as a gymnast mark his exten- sive talents. As a roommate he is tops: we give him to the Army knowing his sense of humor and perseverance will see him through. (.11 Company G-l Corporal (3) Sergeant ( ) Gym (4, 3) Minor r (3) Soccer 4) King Co Camera Club tssistant Manager of Orchestra tir Cadet CHANNING WALLACE GILSON Montville, New Jersey Army V star man from the start. Boh. alias " Ginch " , showed mam a new plebe the ins and outs or mathematics. Always willing to help others, he was as willing to get pro drags for his classmates from his large repertory of females ' nanus. One look at Bob will prove that he will be wearing stars in his branch of the service. Mways on the go, Johnnj spenl little time on Academics hut managed to rank in the upper quarter of the class. niainsta of the Pointer, a riot in the Hundredth Night Show, and rough as thej come on the soccer field, Dutch is part of the Academy. great wit, soldier and scholar. Dutch will certainh make the field Vrtillen I n. (,l ( II Company C-2 Regimental Sul.-Mnjn Id Stars (4) Cross Country (4. 3) Pistol (I. 3) Numerals Intramural Lecture Con Plebe Ice Carnit Academic Coach Chess Club Debating Club Howitzer (3, ) Pointer (3, ) Fishing Club Rifle Sharpshoa ,ignia ( ) ttee (3, I) I i. ii «i;m l-_ Sergeant (I) Soccer (4, 3, ) Numerals (4) Monogram (3) Track (3, ) Fishing Club Ski Club Camp Illumination (3) Hundredth Main Show (3, 1) Pointer Cadet Chapel Choir {4,3, 1) tcademic Coach Rifle Marksman ROBERT NEVILLE GINSBURGH Chevy Chase, Maryland Congressional JOHN EDWARD GLAB Milwaukee, Wisconsin Congressional Coming to us from tranquil Panama. Mert was a bit ruffled h the lirst storms of Beasl Barracks, liul he soon became himself in applying his philosoph) to work- never exert yourself unduh hut characterize completed tasks with a marked thoroughness. This philosophy coupled with his friendl) nature ami his gift of understanding men. will make him a valuable addition to our rm . MERT " Company 11 -I Boxing (4, 3, ) Hi lr Marksman Air Cadet The T.D. and Academic system were rude lih - to the eas going " baron " hut he earl) developed an i m 11 1 iirii t to their attacks. He has had a hard time, however in compromising his draggoid complex with his devotion to spending his week- ends in the folds of his red comforter. read) w it. and a hilarious rat -racer, this Kansan has made his mark in the Corps and is assured ol achieving ABRAHAM MKRTON GLAS { 11 miiNsi " ili.e. New i ohk. Out of the Middle West in the dark July days of li)41 came a Hoosier with curl) hair and a broad grin that made him everybody ' s friend. Willie was a master of two arts, sleeping in class, and making good grades. Surely, it was for men like this wife of mine that the Army Air Corps song was written. " WILLIE " Company C-2 Business Manag Battalion Sergeant Intramural Insigm Major ( ) « ' ' • ' Ex P«rt Lacrosse (4) Air ' " ' " Bugle Notes (3, 1) r (I) (4) WILLIAM MARIO GOES South Bend, Indiana Congressional Rav. a southerner to the core, is a likeable and easy going sort of person who seldom permits any- thing to excite him, excepting the ir Corps. The usual run of academics frequently bore him. but tactics interests him so much that West Poinl will be proud to claim him. Ra will be an asset to his branch, whatever it ma be. BUZZ " Company H-2 Sergeant ( ) Cadet Chapel Choir ( ) Machine Gun ta Rifle Sharpshootei I! O MOM) LEE GORDON, II!. mott. Arkansas Congressional, 7th Dis k W i SH _ Harn came io West Point a level-headed, There was for him no difficull period of adjustment to cadet life. Manj a little calamitj within the Corps has been avoided when someone offered the advice, " See llarr Grace. " Tliis is the proof of the depend- ability of liis direct, precise answers, which often alone snllieeil to clear up confusion in the com- pan) . Corporal (3) Lieutenant II) Tennis (4, 3, 1) Dialectic Society HENRY AUGUSTUS GRACE Brooklyn, New York Yen V.»rA National Guwad Ever good for a laugh when kidded about his baldness, Willie was always a sure member of our longest and best " B.S. " sessions. Everyone ' s friend, we entrusted him to be our Honor Repre- sentative and his marked faculties to do this job. as well as all others, in fine style, promise that he will be a worthy soldier when he takes his place in the " Long Grey Line. " WILLI E " Company - Corporal (3) Start Sergeant (i) Howitzer Representative (I) Academic Coach Honor Committee (I) 11,1.1 l lit RON ;ii ll Wl S n to io. Texas lrm- 365 Ernie, not having any worries concerning the T.D. or the Academic Department, spent liis first year and a half finding out what liis father had (old him man) times, thai women are practicallj worthless. His guiding principle as evidenced b his spoony locker and equipment was always: " II something is worth doing at all, it is worth doing well. " Phil ' s quiel manner could not hide his determina- tion. The placing of responsibilities such as swim- ming captain ami honor representative with Phil demonstrate elearh enough the regard in which we hold him. One of a long line of soldiering Grant ' s, Phil will do credit to an before him. PHILIP SCHID LER GRANT Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Congressional, ink Dist. PHIL " ERNIE " Basketball ( Sl„l Slit. (D Swimming ( . 3, 1) Stars (1. ■ . I) Numerals 1 I) Saimmia. [0 Su imming Captain (1) tcademic Coach Honor Representative ( ) Kayco May Das Show Election Committee (3) Rifle Shot l ' -l " Rifle Marksman Machine Gun Marksman ERNEST GRAVES, JR. Washington, D. C. Senatorial 366 Doc ' s cadel career has been one full of respon- sibilities which he has carried out efficiently. His love for the rm and military life arc seconded In his consuming interest in maps. war clippings, and photography. Uways « n hand for a hull session, true to one girl, Doc leaves West Point a sure bet to make a splendid officer. •DOC " Company B-l Corporal (3) Captain ( ) Camera Club Howitzer Photograph) (3, 1) Honor Committee (I) " FRANK " Company C-2 Camera Club (I) Rifle Sharpshoolei Mr Cadet From Marion Institute came this happy-go-luck) guv who wasted no time in boning the Red Boj Squad. " Frank " can be proud of bis 3.0 drags. his marvelous personality, and his record in Frog. His famous last words: " Writ in Phil tomorrow? Let ' s ruffle the tickets. " Being trained in the " I-Co. System " makes him well-suited for the Air Corps. FIELDING LEWIS GREAVES Gloucester, Virginia At Large NOBLE FRANKLIN GREENHILL, J II. Livingston, Alabama Senatorial hollowing in the footsteps of his father, Greg was sincerely disap pointed by not graduating in sixteen months. Spoony in appearance and military in bearing, he was never a problem child of the Tactical Department. The upper third of his class was good enough for Greg, and so he spent most of his time in becoming a " Jack of all trades " . His devotion to duty alienated some, but won the respect of all. fGREG " Company E-2 Sergeant (I) Soccer (4, 3. I) Numerate (4) Lacrosse (4) Numerals {4) Swimming (3, ) Sunday School Teach (3, I) Squash Club (3, ) Hundredth ifilit Sim, (X I) Howitzer Photographs (3, ) Kayco May Day Shoi Air Cadet M 1 " " -.. EDGAR W ELLIS GREGORY II Colon, Panama Canal Zone u La It was an undisputed fact that " Grimm-man " had the hardest plebe year in the company, but his ahilil " to take " the worst life has to offer and come back for more has won him the respect of his classmates. Independent, carefree, and well- liked, neither the Academic nor the Tactical Departments could keep him from becoming a varsity member of the Red Comforter Squad. ' GRIMM-M W Company C-2 Sergeant (I) Rifle Marksman Machine Gun Murks JOHN ClNCINN VII. HIO is ;hi i ii:is Congressional, 37th Dist., V V. One of the young i members of our class, this tall. Iank , rm brat soon became well-known for Ins collection of field manuals. Natural!) in- dustrious and hivey, he was never bothered much l, either the Academic or the Tactical Depart- ments. lwa s cheerful and considerate, lie was ever read to go out of his waj to do a favor for a classmate. ' DONNIE " Company I -I First Sergeant (I) Cross (aiiiiih y { I) DONALD ALFRED GRUENTHER Omaha, Nkiik skv Senatorial Winning a competitive appointment through the Regular Arm) and having had a year at M.I. P.. Vi allv was destined to be a hive, and he wore his stars very well. Always a jollv fellow, except at reveille, he really liked West Point, especially the boodle fights, rat-races, and week-end movies. The engineers or Field Artillery — one gets a fine soldier. WAIXt " Company ll-l Curium,! ' 3) Captain ( ) Stars ( ) Academic Couch (4, 3, 1) Cross Country ( ) Election Committee (3. I) Camera Club (3. I) Fishing Club (3, I) Chess Club (4) Color Line (I) Squash Club (3, 1) Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Second Class Gunner 369 temperament ami perseverance, will enable him to meet an) task ilic wartime armj or peacetime world can impose on him. Conned with these qualities a jovial and entertaining personality, and you have Jerry Hall, a man who will uphold all est I ' oinl traditions. The Navy lost a good man when " navy junior Joe " entered West Point as number two presiden- tial appointee. Besides being a star man, Joe has an intense interest in women that is not entirely academic, hardly letting a week-end pass without dragging. Hearty, sincere, and conscientious Joe made only one major mistake, lie was the first man to enter Beast Barracks plebe year. ' JOE " Company G-l Corporal (3) Lieutenant (I) hZrosse (4, 3) Pointer (4, 3, I) Circulation Manager ( ) Pointer Board ( ) Academic Coach (I. 3) Fishing Club (3, ) Catholic Chapel Choir ( . 3, ) Squash Club (3, ) Camera Club (3, I) ■ijfin IS- Corporal (3) Sergeant ( ) Cross Country ( , 3, 1 Manager (I) Track ( I. 3, I Chapel Chime Ringer ( . 3, ) Cutlet Coiuert Orchestra ( I. 3, ) Fishing Club {3. I) Hundredth ight Show Department Head (3, J) Plebe Smoker Department Head ( •) Pointer (I. 3, 1) Rifle Marksman Muehiue (,nn Marksman FRANCIS JOSEPH HALE Washington, D. C. At Large GERALD DEAN HALL Dayton. Ohio At Large. Ohi 370 S Sappiest when dragging or teasing in his friendh way, Les, with his deep Virginia accenl and his profound Southern beliefs, came to West Point after three years in the Regular mn. This experience | lus his natural ability ranked liiin fcigh tactically while he " specked " his wax through academics. Whatever his choice after graduation, Les, a born leader, ean " t go wrong. LES " Company A-2 Corporal (. ' it Lieutenant ( ) Honor Committee ( ) IW:il P. J. " Company (,-l Corporal (.() Sergeant ( 1 1 Boxing {I. 3, I) Sumerak ( ) Howitzer Stafl ( . 3, I ) Model lirplane Club c;. i) Fishing Club (3, ) Rifle Sharpshooter Air Cadet " I loin ' s " roseate complexion and innocent " pan " concealed a el unsounded pool instead of the puddle we expected. This speed-loving " port- sider " never eoidd leach one hand to dominate the other, so he flailed auav with both. I Dtroubled, unassuming, sometimes unconscious. " P. .1. wis " one of the boys " who didn ' t wait for active sen ice to make good. LESLIE HARRISON II M.STEM) Norfolk, Virgimi Congressional I ' M I,. TAMES II l l iK. Maryland il. 6th hist.. Md. AssembI) and " long distance call from Franklin. Tennessee! " were the onl) two things that ever got " Ham " out of a slow walk. However, a quick wit and sharp brain more than counterbalanced his eas gaits. His greatest jo was listening to his Spanish professors speak their completely foreign language to him. Justice prevailing, you shall have the besl in life. " Ham. " HAM " Com Hiny C,-l Sergeant (1) Expert Rifle Hi Cadet Entering West Point with a rahhil fool in each pocket and a four-leaf clover in his lapel, this " luckiest man in the Corps " was easy-going, generous, and good-natured — characteristics en- abling him to make manv fast friends. Tactically " on the ball " , he was classed academically a goat. Hut innate intelligence and clear thinking always kept him ahead of the Academic Board. ' ART " Company l -l Corporal (3) Sergeant (I) Rifle Marksman (3) Machine Gun Marksman » IL1.IWI ROBERT HWIMONI) Mi. Pleasant, Tennessee Congressional, 5th l I ? VKTIIUR LINTON HANDLEY Atlanta, Georgia Congressional, lsl Dist., S. C ' H sS " !l V Easj ClIIIIC. easj go i!k t ' s Bass. Thoi gh below the middle academically . he ' s always in there pitcl ling, an 1 manages i get his share of activi- lies, athletics, and dragging. fond admirer of llie red comforter, lie is nevertheless ever read to indulge in anything, be it basketball, B.S.-ing, or dragging blind. A great guv, even if he is Air Corps ll . ' m o v. BASS " Company G-2 Rifle Sharpshooter Football (4) Pistol Marksman Boxing (4) Air Cadet Color Line (3) JOHN WARREN HANLEY Atlanta. Georgia Congressional, 5th Dist., Go, J ROBERT ODELL II UI ' KI{ Huntington Beach. California Army Though subtly hazing the division with some sort of shrunken tuba, Uncle Bob managed to keep his skin intact. Observant, clever, hivey — he always had an answer to every question instead of the usual grunt. Although he hates to admit it, it is innate in him to be non-partial, considerate, and understanding. OB " Company E-2 Concert Orchestra (3, 1) Track (4) Kayco May Day Show (4) Assistant Manager Machine Gun Marksman Lacrosse (3) Rifle Sharpshooter 373 Harp, the Denial Corps brat from Carlisle, strode into West Point with bis teeth in his mouth and a gleam in liis eye. He was going to lake I sma in his stride if it killed him and it almost did. Vet lie sun i I ' d w itli only the loss of some hair, and found plenty of time to help his " goat " wives out of academic scrapes. WILSON CLARK HARPER Carlisle Barracks, Pennsyl mv Congressional, 8th Dist., Col. Doug ' s nemo s wa s th i E i glish De [jarlinent »Ut after overco ming t bis temporary se tbaek . he has done well in ever; thing else. Uwa s w Ming to help out » tether ill academies or in hag, ing blind lor a ■lassm ite, he lias made inni men hie friends in h S OU 11 piiet. reserved mannei . Lo al, amiable, an 1 conE cientious, Doug will prov most valual le asse to the •ranch h - cho }ses Company li-1 Sergeant (I) Choir {1. .1. 1) Hundredth Vigh Show )OUG " Company Sergeant Rifle Ma Air Cadi C-2 0) rksmai ship Plebe Smoker ( Icademic Coach Ski Club Cadet Chorus (3 Pointer (3) Track (4) Pistol ( ) DOUGLAS LEE HARRIS Rexburg, Idaho Senatorial 374 Saiiinn «as boning West Point at the age of three. Be arrived there via The Citadel with the deter- urination to make his mark and make it deep. Ni class standing and extra-curricular activities did that. With all his work, he was still read) to exchange a grind with a friend or to walk down " Flirtie " with a " proie " . Wall knows whal he «anls and has the hrains and stamina to gel it. The Field Artillerj and the femme in Carolina will benefit greatly on Graduation Da . " SAMMY " Company i ' -l Corporal (3) Boxing (4, 3) Cadet Lecture Co (4, 3, 1) Pointer (4, 3) Fishing Club (3) Chess Club ( ) Color Line (3) Rifle Marksman Machine Gunner 2nd Class GEORGE- ' Company 11-2 Corporal (3) Lieutenant 11) Lacrosse ( . 3, 1 Numerals (I) Class Treasurer (3. I) Pointer (4, 3. 1 ) fainter. Art Ed. (1) Howitzer (3, 1) Choir (I, 3, 1) Plebe Smoker Fishing Club (3, I) m Program Cover (3) Rifle Cxpert (3) " Hey, we ' re late. There goes Haymaii! " For three years George has maintained that " a minute early is a minute wasted " , and consequently has made most of his formations flying low. Genial, un- assuming, constantly bewildered b bis success with the ladies, there can be no mistake about his success as a cadet. He joins his father with the caissons this June. WALTER RAWLINS HARRIS, JR. [let, North Carolina Congress GEORGE ROBERT HAY MAN Terms II u tk. [ndiana Congressional, 6th Hi- 1P 375 Doe won an uphill fight against the academic department after he acquired the right to wear stars on his B-robe early in plebe year. n amiable companion and famous for always dragging blind, he got along well. Doc spent the few study hours reading Utah history when he was not water- bagging some unsuspecting CC( V ). Loyal as they come, he will always be the friend of everyone. DOC " Company A -I Dial,; lie Society (3, 1) Corporal (3) Honor Committee ( 1 ) Lieutenant (1) Hundredth Night Slum Sunday School Teucher (4, 3. 1) (3.1) Rifle Sharpshooter (3) Johnny ' s earnestness, athletic ability, and jovial- it) will always be the limelights of his character. His academic prowess is undisputed, as he has coasted along in the upper fourth of our class with a minimum of effort. Being a smooth operator when it comes to dragging and a great harmonizer of songs, Johnny will always be popular. Always conscientious and thoughtful of others, Johnny will make an outstanding officer. JOHNNY " Company (r-2 Hundredth A Sergeant (1) (4, 3. 1) Soccer (■ , 3, 1) Color Line (3) Monogram (3) Plebe Smoker Cadet Chapel Choir Fishing Club (4, 3, I) Handball Club I HAROLD IRA IIAYWARD Logan, Utah Congressional, 1st Disi. JOHN LIVERMORE II A IN. JR. Rkockpoht, New ciuk Congressional, 3 ih Dist., N. Y. He entered the Poinl confidently and briskly. As a plebe he soon made many friends because of his good nature and several enemies because of his naivete. During Yearling academics, however, his enemies realized they had little hasis for their prejudice. Mow. known lor his generosity, dark complexion, and un-cadet-like willing performance of duty. Kirk only hopes that his father will not he the onl one in his faniih to see battle duty. m panyG-l rgeant (1) in (J) GERSON KIRKLAM) IIKIS.S. JR. Jethlehem, Pennsylvania Congressional, 21st Dist., Pa. I GLEN ROGER HEMPLEM Spokane, Washington Congressional, 5th Dist. ' ? 1 r I v, " l After the initial shock West Point was a breeze for " Rog. " This son of the Far West had but three worries: his O.A.O., his eyesight, and his hair. He settled the first by investing in a miniature, Year- ling Christmas, the second, by passing the Air Corps physical. The third can only be decided l time. Quiet and efficient, " Rog " will always be a credit to the system. ROG " Company C-l Golf (4) Corporal (3) Numerals (-1) Lieutenant (I) Air Cadet Hill ' s success at West Point stemmed from his abilitj to concentrate. hether he was engrossed in Math or good fiction made little difference. natural " hive " , he was oblivious of his surround- ings. Stars could probablj have been his, but Ids main interests were in extra-curricular reading and letter writing. This easj going, mild tempered, soft-spoken file will come through when the chips ( m are down. Dave came to us with confidence, sincerity, and a cheerful smile, which have won for him the friend- ship of all who know him. Holder of the plebe rifle record and veteran of many a romance, he has still had time to rank high in his class. true son of " DAVE " Company B-2 Cvrporal (3) Sergeant (I) Rifle {L3, 1) Numerals (J) " B " Squad Choir (1, 3, 1) " BILL " Company C-l Corporal (3) Sergeant (1) Track (4) 100th Night (4, 3, 1 Air Cadet West Point, he will carrj her tradition to the Air Corps. Rifle Expert Machine Can Marksman Air Cadet FRANK DAVID HENDERSON, JR. Con mhi -. Ohio Congressional, 12th Disl , Ohio WILLIAM JUSTUS HENDERSON Dunkirk, New York Congressional, 13rd Dist., N. Y. 378 West Point had a struggle getting Rog awa) In.. Notre Dam.- and Saginaw, l.t.i once here li stayed. n engineer in all but the more culturs subjects, surtoul la Francais, academics faz ed hi] not. n athlete, redbo) artist supreme, ' and th Bfe .l anj part) makes life with Roger eas) an pleasant to take. ' ROG " Company E-2 Sergeant ( ) Fishing Club Hundredth Wight Sho (3) Kayco Hay Ihn Sho Pistol Team (4, 3) Rijle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Marksi BUD " ' Company A- 1 Sergeant ( ) Basketball ( ) Concert Orehes (4, 3, 1) r Bud " came t servinjr a .1 I r..li I niversity. It took this long. Iank . fun-lc rat-raoing, red-headed Hoosier onl) a shorl to impress the Corps with his outstandi qualities. The Corps can he proud to send on man of this calibre. ROGER HENDRICK Saginaw, Michigan Congressional l I LESLIE H. HKM)RICKSO Boonville, Imiuw Congressional, 8th I i 37-1 M collegiate athlete before entering West Point. Jack is one of those rare all-around athletes who have made West Point Teams famous. This son of Eire who comes from the tough South Side of Chicago, is blessed with a typical Irish humor which wins him innumerable friends wherever he goes and is certain to win a strong feeling of devotion from his men. THREE-STAR " Company H-2 Major " A " Corporal (3) liaseball (4, 3, 1) Lieutenant (1) Major " A " Football (4, 3. 1) 1 ice-President oj Cla Major " A " (4, 3. 1 ) Basketball (4. 3. 1) Ring Committee (3) JOHN JOSEPH TIMOTHY HENNESSEY Chicago, Illinois C ongressional, 2nd Dist. " Runt " came here from Notre Dame heading for the Engineers but Plebe Math and the Air Corps changed his mind. He found time to tear himself away from the " red boy " long enough to play basketball, lacrosse, and work on the Howitzer. His luck on blind drags has never been surpassed. His desire to fly and determination to be prepared for any situation will make " Runt " a capable officer. RUNT " Company F-2 Corporal (3) Sergeant (1) Basketball ( ■) Lacrosse i 1, 3, 1 ) Howuzei ( . 3, 1 idv. Mgr. (7) Air Cadet I ' M VNCIS BENEDICT III.WI.SSY UNGFIELD. Missomi Ctilltiressional. Iilh l i l.. Mo. 380 1 " -1- i the B ys em, Sain is seldom hitler and always hi s a good word for an) one. Potentiall) brilliant, bis love lor academics is often over- shadowed by reat ing, writing letters, and the " Boodlers . " Sam ' s first and real love is the Lone Star Stat ■: but right now the " ... wild blue yonder . . " is r mil ng an ever closer second. Good luck . Sam. SAM " Company H-l Sergeant (1) Track (4) Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Marksman Air Cadet From the day he entered " the grey walls. " " Ilib " has focused his efforts toward one goal — to be a graduate of the Academy and a good infantry officer. Although Ed has done it the hard way, as a " sluggoid " and true " goat. " the long months on the area and the many last sections have molded a man — conscientious and capable. I1IB " Company C-2 Sergeant (1) If resiling (4) Numerals ( I) Class Crest Committee {4) Ring Committee (3, 1) Rifle Expert .,:.. Ifo EDWARD IIEACOCK IIIBBARD Upper Darby, Pennsylvania National Guard For three years the Academic and Tactical De- partments were alter him. hut Blackie conquered one with numerous poOpsheets and the other In staying out of sight. Beingfrom Pensacola, Blackie feels that the Air Corps is the only branch. Not an athlete. Blackie ' s other interests center around the red comforter, good music, dragging, and argu- ments. We feel the loss of a true friend in Blackie ' s leaving. Knobby came to us with three behind him and no one was more on the traditions of discipline ai Full of ideals and golden drea much sadder hut wiser man nov become his constant companioi problem is hiving out ways and up the Air Corps. years as a " G.I. " ■ qualified to carry ml honor than he. ms (hen. be is a " KNOBBY " Company A-l Corporal (3) Lieutenant ( ) Lacrosse (4) tir Cadet " BLACKIE " Company D-l Camera Club lir Cadet w. " Old Red " has 1 and his current means of bucking LEO IIINKEY Soi in (ivTE, California i m GEORGE EARL lint I ! I ' knsicoi.v. Florida Congressional, -inl IHsl.. I ' lti. " Kali " Hoffman kepi himself ver) bus) during all biscadel life. Plebe football, stopped bj an injury, was replaced b work as Pointer Representative, sports writer, and Hundredth Nile Show electri- cian. Those " tie-ups " «... the spotlights of the lasl two shows can be laid directl) on his doorstep. Quoting him, " " There is only one branch the ir (;i i|is. " " KM I Company H-l Sergeant (1) Football (4) Issistant Pointer Repr, tentative (4, 3) I ointer Representativi in Sports II riter (Pointei (3,1) Sports Editor (Pointei (1) Hundredth Kte Show ( 1, 3, 1 ) Fishing Club Camera Club Air Cadet I ooi fiaitv I.-- Corporal (3) Sergeant (1) Football (3. 1) Monogram (3) Polo {1,3, 1) Numerals (1) Captain. Polo Team (1) Howitzer (3, 1) Camera Club Kayco May Sheet Club Squash Club Machine Gm Class hou 2nd Inheriting his lather s lov for the Air C »rps, Speed came to West Poin from the rm and brought with 1 im a strong det ermination . an ability to work hard. and many varied on door talents. Combin ng hi ahili tit s as in athlete. ml a scholar with his good looks he has, bv cho played his hand here as a lone wolf. The National Guard gave Ralph a stable back- ground. Add to this a good nature, willingness to help, and the uncertainty for all femmes. Prone to indulge in culinary and dormant delights, he slaved above the middle of his class but scarce!) one jump ahead of the Tactical Department ' s " big stick " . The Air Corps will receive a fine officer and a conscientious gentleman. ' BONEDOME " Company ' - Swimming (4) RALPH CARL HOLLSTEIN Spring Lake, New Jersey National Guard Good old Lou is a true son of the Middle West, lie always had a good word for everyone, even at reveille and breakfast, and he could always be counted on to render a helping hand to a friend in a pinch. Constant and diligent work enabled him to keep just a few jumps ahead of the aca- demic board, representing that undefeatable spirit that will make him a complete success. ' Loir Company ■■- ' Seraeanl (I) Chapel I sher (I) LOUIS II I I l HOWE Detroit, Michigan ( ' .imiirrs .iimtil. I liii l i i., Mich. — L_k n accurate sel of golf clubs .... one shoulder and an eternal grin on his face, Jack strode out ol the depths of Michigan t give all star men some tough competition. If he wasn ' t laughing ai some- thing—anything — it was because he was asleep; Morpheus could hit him with a sledge hammer at any hour of the day or night. He succeeded in gaining the branch he had his eye on from the start — the Corps of Engineers. JACK " Company E-2 Sergeant ( ) Golf (4, 3, 1) Numerals (4) Squash Club (3, 1) Kayco May Day Shoi Rifle Expert Machine Gunner 1st Class Jackson ' s wants are few: boodle, a camera, a bottle of Jet Oil, a red comforter, and a blind drag (Please, at least 2.0 pro this time). He ' s hivey, and has thus far found time to satisfy these inner cravings, as well as to acquire a legion of last- ditch friends. May we meet again soon, and may there be lots of buek-up-able leather in the Cavalry. ' JACK " Company D-l Sergeant (I) Lacrosse (4) Track (4) Cross Country (4) Camera Club Pointer (4) Company Athletic Representative (3, 1) Election Committee (3, I) Fishing Club (I) JOHN STAPI.KTON HOW I.VM) Lexington, Virginia Congressional, 3rd Dist., III. The stamp of " Fauh Hahvahd " is a heav cross to bear at West Point. John was well enough acquainted with the army, however, to take care of himself. Preferring to var his academics with endless outside activities such as lacrosse, radio, Pointer, and academic coaching. John passed up stars which he could easilv have made. His picnics at Delafield will long be remembered. a nut Tom came to the Corps from Michigan State — a t) pical " college Joe. " At first llox was amazed by the militarism of West Point: however, aided by his outstanding ability and perspicacity, he absorbed to the fullest the ideals that West Point fosters. At heart he is a real cavalryman, but lack of vacancies has forced him into the Air Corps. ' NOSE " Company 1-1 Lieutenant ( ) Track (I) Soccer ( ■ ■) Choir (4, 3) Chairman, Color Lines (3) Hop Manager (4, 3) Hundredth Night (3) Plebe Smoker JOHN " Company .- Sergeant ( I ) Lacrosse (4, 3) Pointer Calendar ( J. 3) Radio Club icademic Coach Rifle Marksman THOMAS BYRON HOXIE (Jb™ Ru ' ios. Michigan Congressional, 5th Dis joiin w mi i i ill i.im; D-2 ' s version of " Mr. Five IU In. " . Bill ' s happy -go-luck) personalis won over ever) man in the Corps, and some of our femmes too. II L was conscientious in all his work al the Point, especial- ly taeties on which lie spent his spare minutes. The ground forces lost an excellent leader when Hill look up flying, ami the ir Corps is luck) to jret him. U BIG BILL " Company D-2 Corporal (3) Sergeant (I ) Baseball ( . 3, ) Intramural Basketball Champions (4) Chess Club Air Cadet Company D-2 Corporal (3) Lieutenant (I) II resiling ' 4,3, I) Camera Club Shi Club Sunday School Teache (. ' J. 1) Rifle Marksman Machine Gun Marl,,,, flfe r fi Since the beginning of his cadet career. Bob ha- been planning an academic " biickiip " : hut so far it has not materialized, His athletics and love of sports along with his hobby, photograph), furnish the main part of his extracurricular activities. Bobs ability to work in harmony with bis associ- ates has made him man y friends in the Corps and assures him success in his future work. Mnu .i-.. I i.i WILLI l JOHNSTON 111 l l Congressional, 24th Dist.. III. ROBERT HEN IU III RSI i.toow. I ' kwsim i h Congressional. 23,(1 Dist.. 1 ' u. Jk Bones came to us from the class of ' 43 and their loss was our gain. His outstanding athletic ability and generositj have made him main friends at the Academy. A firm heliever in hard but fair disci- pline, he has greatly helped to maintain the standards legendary in the Corps. His sincerity and tenacit) will contribute to his success in his branch. ' BONES " Company .4-1 Football 1(4, 3) Numerals (I) Basketball (4, 3) Numerals {!) rack- (4) amp IUuminati Calm and almost indifferent seems to be the best way to describe Bob " s outlook on cadet life. His Cosmopolitans caused him many close calls with the Academic Department, and his duck decoy kept the " Tac " " confused most of Yearling year, hut it all ended up with Bob on top. An extremely versatile athlete, with much natural ability and an intense ambition for action in the ir Forces, he will undoubtedly make one of the Air Corps ' finest pilots and most capable officers. BOB " Company F-l Intramural Coach (3) Sri -grant (1) Rijlr Sharpshooter Hockey (4) Machine Gun Marks, Monogram (4) Air Cadet ARTHUR SIEGMAR HI l Indianapolis, Indiana Congressional, IJili His ROBERff DORRANCE [NGALLS OPELIKA, JxABAMA tl Large Playing the pari of " God ' s gift ( » the academic goats " lias taken up much of George ' s free time, but nevertheless he has always shown willingness to coach those who asked for it. Main of the less brilliant Spanish students will long remember his fluent Gil lilas bedtime translations. His genuine jolliness and occasional temper have furnished variety and enjoyment for all of us. [NGERGEORGE ' Company G-2 Corporal (3) Supply Sergeant Star- ( . 3. I) Lacrosse ( ) Swimming (4, 3) Academic Coach (4, 3, 1) Air Cadet What California ' s Stanford lost — the army ' s West Point gained. Don came to the Academy intending to be an " Engineer " and never swerv- ing from this course, he won his stars. Yet he always had time for a struggling goat, a faltering plehe. basketball or golf. His affability prophesies stars in the Co ,l E ii ' m i ' i . ' DON " Compi E-l Lieutenant (I) Basketball (4, 3) Coif {I, 3) Numerals (4) Academic Coach (I. 3) Rijle Sharpshooter DONALD CLARENCE I , ( ; K l Bkvkui.y 1 1 his. California Congressional, Huh his 389 m The " Red .ce ' s " propensity forthegaiet) of hops, the sound of feminine voices, and the red com- forter was stymied for some time by the merciless T.D.. who elected to make him Crown Prince of the Wea. With his crimson locks and infectious grin, " Q B " will prove himself an excellent officer and never fail to endear himself to his associates. To est Point from U.C.L.A. where he was acting Cadet Major, " Jack " experienced no difficulty in finding the formula for success. The attainment of two aims — " Millie " and the Engineers — occupied most of his time yet he still managed to participate activeh in athletics, llivey, cheerful, and possessed with a determination to succeed — Jack will he an asset to any outfit. ' JACK " Company C-2 Corporal (3) Sergeant (I) II resiling ( 1 umerals(4) Intramural II ater Soccer Champion Fishing Club Company D-2 Coal Football (1) Cheerleader (1) Camera Club Handball Club Fishing Club 100th Wight Show ( ) Rifle Marksman Air Cadet JAMES IRVINE, JR. Los Angeles, California Senatorial (,)l I I ' M BELLINGER I WkSOV .11!. ,. Soi tii Cutoi.iN v Congressional, 6th l 390 tfter his firsl plebe year, Cm-lev had no trouble with the Academic Department. This situation was most satisfactory to him, and he devoted his attention to keeping a delicate balance between his fair correspondents. His happy, carefree spirit infe cted those about him so thai we remember him most for injecting a little humor into an otherwise drab military life. ' CURLEY " Company ll-I Sergeant (1) Rifle (4,3,1) Iss ' t Football Manager I ;. 3) Ass ' t Baseball Manager (3) Baseball Manager {1) Color Line ( I 1 Hundredth Night Show (4) Camera Club Ski CI ah Cheerleader (I) SAUL AARON JACKSON Paterson, New Jersey Congressional. 8th Disc, V J. ... a -porat t.J) Football (4,3,1) Monogram (3) Baseball (4, 3, I) Numerals (4) Major " A " (3. I) Camera CI lib Pointer Representativ Air Cadet Ray. an all-around athlete, ranks well in academics and yel linds plent) of time for " sack " and B.S. sessions. The Academic Department cracked down on him Plebe year, but Yearling year found him in ranks with the engineers. This determina- tion to make good will carry Ray a long way in his chosen profession, the Army Air Corps. RAYMOND JANECZEK Passaic, New Jersey Congressional 391 Min spending twentj years of good living in the wind-swept streets of " Chi " . the " Kahday " entered the Academy. Although he deserted liis wives to hone Air Corps, they are sincere in hoping he doesn ' t fall as hard there as he has lor that girl he hrags about so often. He was hivej in every- thing else, hut the " kahda " and German were so much oil and water. His big B-ache was thai he liked the view out of the window from the last THE KAHDAY " Company D-2 Corporal (3) Sergeant (I) Track- (4, 3) Pistol (3) Air Cadet ,|ohnn spotted the Academic Department two years and lost a couple of minor skirmishes with the " T.D. " hut as usual he came out on lop. versatile athlete with a broad grin and a wonder- ful sense of humor, Johnny is a natural leader. By heritage he belongs to the Armored Force, by experience to the Air Corps, by choice to the Infantrv. JOHNNY - ' Company H-l Sergeant (I) Polo (?) Gymnastics ( I. 3, I) Rifle Team (4) Pistol Team (I. I) Howitzer (4) Pointer (3, 1) Rifle Sharpshooter Machine ( ' .tin Marks LEVERETT NORTON JENKS 1 ' akk Ridge, Illinois Congressional, 7th Dist., III. CHARLES SPURGEON JOHNSON. JR. Fort Knox. Kkmi :kv Congressional. 2nd Dist.. Miss. JOHN NETTLETON JOHNSON III Washington, D. C. Congressional. 22nd Dist., . ). Through his sears of varied armj life Johnnj has acquired a quiet perseverance. keen sense of humor and a laugh thai explodes at the most un- expected moments make him a friend of all. ith his conscientious desire to work, high respect for duty, and quality of being fair with subordinates and superiors alike, he is a sure bet in an man ' s army. JOHNNY " Company • ' - Sergeant ( ) Fencing (4) Lecture Committee ( t) Camera Club Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gunner 2nd Class Air Cadet Ilonez preferred to gain most of his education outside the academic course through his diligent stud} of men and books. His knowledge of tactics, firearms, and judo, as well as his open and inquisi- tive mind, will enable him to become a valuable and resourceful officer. His companions will always know him as an original thinker and a sincere and unselfish friend. HONEZ " Company F-2 Sergeant (I) II resiling (4, 3) Howitzer Staff (4, 3) Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Marksman Air Cadet " No, I " m not in training " , but femmes and boodle always win out with .1. I ' . Willi the system com- pletelj hived out, bis efficiency is a hundred and ten percent. Coming to us a registered engineer whose motto is " not to spec, but t understand the reason why, " we surrender him to the ir ( lorps and bis O.A.O. Cooperative and friendly — that is Louie. Staying one jump ahead of the Academic and Tactical Departments, be was always ready to do more than his share of any task. Jlis ability to apply himself and his sincerit) and love for the army Mill earn him the trust and dependence of all his superiors. LQl II ' . ' " J. P. " Company t- Company li-J Sergeant (1) Corporal (3) Truck (■ ) Sergeant I 1 Rifle ( . 3) Gymnastics i i Cadet Chape ( , 3) Choir tcademic Coach (3) Fishing (Jul, (3) Election Com nittee Expert {.iiiuiir Air Cadet Rifle Marksman Air Co, lot LOUIS VERNE JONES WICHITA, Kansas National Cuard. Territory ,J Huuaii PAUL JONES. JR. Winters. Texas Congressional, 21sl Dist., Texas :; u Three characteristics of Hill " , care. draw I. his constant struggle iili departments, and his afliniu for lli be the P th ■be math turnouts, Bill concentrated on maintaining Texas ' s tradition of friendliness ami gentlemanli aess, with a man ' s attitude on every issue. H will lie a successful and deeply respected officer TBILL " Cum [iiiny B-2 Sergeant (I) Fishing Club Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Sharp- shooter Air Cadel " THE K UIV Boxing (I. 3) Icatlemic Coach ( . 3) Rifle Sharpshooter Like one of Saroyan ' s " beautiful people " I lie- Chief sees and is seen through rose-tinted glasses. Tolerant, naive, muscle-hunting Bill of the dis- reputable drill shoes needs only self-confidence to become the soldier of his pre-West Point reveries. His fondest dream is to spend his Twilight period as a bewhiskered roue surrounded by music, books and the lusty Parisian society of Ludwig Bemel- WILLIAM CHARLES JONES. Ill Ll BBOCK, Texas Congressional. I ' Hli Dist., T 1 1, HI R LEONARD KAHN New York City, New York Congressional. I0ih I As fine a chap as ever came from Brooklyn. lie came to West Point from Cornell with a B. . de- gree. Academies were never loo tough for him. He is like a drink of hard liquor. First contact with him is a jolt, but there is no after-effect except one of good friendship. He likes women second onh to the sack. HYMIE " Company F-2 Sergeant ( ) Chess (Jul, Handball Club Camera (Jul, Chuck came to West Point on an Army appoint- ment won by his native ability and as little ap- plication as possible. Here he has taken every- thing — athletics, academics, tactics, the Vrea — in his characteristic, unorthodox stride. This ease of accomplishment and natural abilit) plus his eternal good humor make him worth) to bear West Point ' s trademark into the ir Corps. (Ill CK " Company C.-l Football (I, 3) Expert Rifleman (3) HOW VKI) KAPLAN Brooklyn, New okk Congressional. tth Dist.. V ). Cll RI.KS I Y ki; Villi, K1 Brooks ii.i k. Florida In, a. 2 pi ri FREDERICK JOHN KEIFER Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana Senatorial WIlKKW KINt; KELLER Syracuse, New ork Cnuaressiuiial. KHh l is Kife claims to be the man who stood on the first door and shattered windows on the fifth floor with his ' " l! Orders, Sir! " Calculus forced him to do two yearling years, the second of which saw him an unofficial cadet " P " teaching a class of grateful yearlings on alternate nights in th 45th. iks of the Company A-2 Pistol (3, I) Minor " A " Choir (4, 3, I) Hundredth Sight Slum (3. 1) Camera Club (3, 1) Glee Club (3. I) tcademic Coach (3. Howitzer Staff (I) Secretary-Treasurer, Camera Club (I) Expert Rifleman lir Cadet Although he had no military background. Andy ' s brains and ability brought him to West Point well prepared. In spite of conscientious effort and a helping hand to the goats, this star man always found time for the daily letter and card game. The Corps loses a good friend but the Engineers gain a fine man and a good officer. ANDY " Company B-l Chess Club (I. 3) lirst Sergeant ( ) Academic Coach (4, 3) Stars (4, 3, I) Rifle Sharpshooter Swimming (4) Machine Curt First Class Numerals (7) (.miner 397 Reasoning Clark ' s a t i logical conclusion " lias been in all problems —tactical, aca- demic, or femme. USMaj is sending him to the artillery, when- liis enthusiasm and ability will be appreciated. In spite of a few reverses suffered at the hands of the Academic Department, Clark leaves with the same easy-going attitude that has always marked him as " one of the boys. " Deep!) imbued by family tradition and personal experience with all (he finest in arm spirit, Boh came to West Point determined to make good. Tactics he took in his stride: academics— well, the strides occasional!) became labored; femmes a stumped toe or two, but man) a girl dreams of this quiet and reserved gentleman. His true love remains the Field Artillery. Company CI Corporal (3) Sergeant ( ) Swimming Manager {1) lii ' lr Marksman ' CLARK " Company G-2 Corporal [3 I Lieutenant, Battalion Supply Officer I 1 Fencing I . 3, 1 1 Golf (4) Sunda School Teacha {3, 1 ) Clwir (I) ROBIN SCHOFIELD KENDALL Forrest Coi nty. Pennsym xm Congressional WILLIAM CLARK KENNEDY Shaker Heights, Ohio Congressional at Large, Ohi L. " Intellect over all " is the pbilosoph) of the serious red-head who is never stumped bj an academic problem. Bui his experiences in plebe gym will leave him spectres of spilled blood and broken bones. W hen not coaching the goats, or adding a sparkling quip to a conversation at the Boodler ' s, you would find li i in in the red bov. ' JACK " Company E-2 Sergeant (I) Kayco May Dux Sho Choir il. 3) Orchestra (4,3) 11,, , Manager (3) Hundredth Wight Show (I. 3) Rifle Sharpshooter Possessing an amiable, unexcitable nature an l a background of three years " service in the Regular Army insured Johnny a smooth, successful career at West Point. His pleasing personant) has won him many friends in the Corps, all of whom are looking forward to great things from him in his chosen branch — the Air Corps. JOHN FRANKLIN KIM BEL Chicago, Illinois Congressional. 2nd Dist. JOHN PEYTON KINCAID MlDDLEPORT, Ohio Senatorial. Ohio 399 " Gel Johnnie out of the sack and .l. ' al the cards. " Whether the water came in bags or buckets be was around when Kayco went into action. His notable accomplishment was that in spite of a close academic fight a daily letter to his O.A.O. was never interrupted. Now the aforementioned dis- traction gets him with our blessings and best wishes. Soccer (4, 3, 1) Boxing (4, 3, 1) Machine Gun Marks Rijle Sharpshooter Kayco May Day Sho •oHPl ' v JOHN CRAIGHTON kl ; Salt I. ke City. Utah Senatorial You ' d think that a plebe ear at the Coast Guard cademy would teach most people, but not Doug, a man who has never ) et spared himself to achieve his ends. n incurable glutton for punishment, he kept an iron in countless extracurricular fires, coached his goatier classmates, managed to find time to rank engineers (well, almost anyway) and still playing the trying role as the patient wife of an air cadet. ' DOUG " Company G-2 First Sergeant (I) Bugle Votes (.;. i Editor (I) King Committee (3, I ) Howitzer (1) Dialectic Soci ety ( . 3) Icademic Coach (3) Mark ' s quiet, unassuming manner has won him man) friends. Instate reasoning abilit) contributed greatl) 1 his rise from a plebe " goal " " to the upper third of liis class. Cool and alwa s im- perturbable lliis son of Nevada can take an) prob- lem or trouble in his stride. With these trails. Mark is sure to go Car in the rm . 1 IRK " Company B-2 Sergeant (I) Wrestling (3) Soccer (4) Handball Club (3) Fishing Club (3) Weight Lifting Club (4) Catholic Choir (1, 3) icademic Coach (3) Rifle Sbarpshooler Pistol Marksman A born engineer, an excellent athlete, an all- around good fellow is " Rickev. " He could have worn stars, but he never could muster enough courage to look at the books. Pro draggoid? A debatable subject — we don " t doubt that he failed the A.C. physical because of his cms. Small wonder he joins the Engineers since after each class he came to barracks muttering, " I dropped a tenth today. Gotta buck up! " RICKEY " Company C-2 Baseball (4, 3. 1) Corporal (3) Hijle ( . 3) Supply Sergeant (1) Camera Club [I) icademic Comb (4, . . 1) Fishing Club (I) Football ( , 3. 1 ) Howitzer (1) trul) militar file from a military family, " Hmlil- lia " stands well above the average of his class in both academics and tactics. Many times he hag saved his i cs from the pitfalls of the academic department through his understandable interpre- tations of the more profound subjects. For recre- ation. Dais interest is polo. s in the past, he will continue to maintain the high standards ami ideals of West Point. » t Athletic, friendly, helpful, and reliable just a few short adjectives which give an insight into Kris " nature. Nothing frightened him. He had no fear of work, as evidenced by the many reports of " Studying in sinks after taps " , and had a smile and a " grind " for every occasion. Just as Kris has defeated the Academic Board, so will he conquer any other opponent that attempts to block his path. KRIS " " BUDDHA " l,r,. ■sai Com Kin v l ' -l Company G-2 Corporal (3) Corporal (3) Lieutenant (I) Lieutenant (1) Football (I) Polo (4, 3) Track (4) Pistol Marksman to Baseball (. ' ) Rifle Sharpshooter Rifle Marksman Machine Can Marksmai J 1 l,( Hi IN KUSSKLLKLINGLE OwATONNA. llN KSOT Senatorial DALLAS LOYD KNOLL, JR. Minneapolis, Minnesota Army 402 Our mad-Russian, slightl) on the quiet side, is strictl) Kayco. 1 1 ir. election to the Honor Com- mittee shows ih« ' respect held for him l. all. readv to do more than his best and help his many friends. His ambition is l command a batterj of M-7 ' s and have a picture of Beth in his turret. TC.ir " HEDY " Company E-2 Corporal (3) Captain ( ) CrOSS-COUIltry ( ) Company (,-l Corporal (3) Captain ( ) Basketball (1.3) Pistol i ;. 3, i) Xumerals Pointer (4) Honor Committee (1) Kayco Mar Day Show Baseball ( , 3) Rifle Expert 1 ' istol Sharpshoo Rifle Expert Machine Gun Second Class Gunner HENRY I Higgins. Tbs AUL KDTCHINSKI as National Guard lie left Ins national guard outfit, which eventual!) ended up on Guadalcanal, to enter, USmay. A veteran of poop school, lie had little trouble with academics. Jean ' s big problem was women — he just natural!) attracted them. A high ranking man who excelled in baseball and basketball, La Iarre lias always been an example of effort and industry . JEAN BEIkMK l, l VRRE . North Dakota National Guard M We know little of " Shadj . " Where he came from or where he had been were always his secret. A fellow who never talked of himself nor of his adventures, he seemed to possess much experience and knowledge about many things. His good humor, sense of values, and strong determination will prove someday that " a buck makes the best officer. " ' SHADY " Company A - 1 No subject is too trivial for a thorough discussion bv this former Minnesota farmer provided it forms an excuse for not studying. He takes the business of preparing himself to be an officer seriously, however, and has his eyes on the Armored Force. An enthusiastic lover of music, Tom gave gener- ously of his time to the Catholic Choir and the orchestra. OM " Compa iv D-2 Catholic Choir (1,3) Comer i Club (4, 3) Concert Orchestra ( 1) JOHN OSCAB LAMP Davenport. Iowa Congressional, 2nd IH IKIM S l.l KI l, RENCE Iin k-ota Congressional, 6th Dist., Mi I natural hive, who helped the goats survive, Dan hails from Louisville via Purdue University. Neither the T.D., the weather, nor the gloom could dampen Dan ' s high spirits and happiness. Verj active in athletics and social affairs (he is one who kept the girl hack home). D.l ' . ' s friends are innumerable. A gentleman and a soldier, Dan will have a brilliant career. Company A-l Football (4, 3) Numerals (4) Lacrosse (4, .3) Numerals (4) Track (4) West Point and the arm) life were both new to Leep, but he caught on quickly. Despite his seem- ing indifference to everything except the prospect of furlough, Leep excelled in anything he tried. A natural hive, he divided his spare time between the current major sport and keeping track of his fcmines. Never in a storm, always on the hall, this North Carolina kaydet will go far in the army. LEEP " Cum i m l-l Football (4, 3) umerals (4) Monogram (3) Baseball (4, 3) umerals (4) Basketball (4) 405 illi a shine on his shoes and a smile on his lace. Vic hassuperblj represented the I ' . I. . Uter- naling between soccer ami the g m team, lie con- tinuallj keeps busy and is not attracted by that red coin loiter. Vic combines a penchant for photography with an unholy reluctance to dis- card anything that might sometime in the future prove of value. " Archie " came to us through I-1 channels, i.e.. Beanie ' s and the " light-infantry " . His unusual sense of humor has made him a " Brat " hailed by all. Reared in (he Judge Advocate General ' s Dept.. he wishes he could acquire an L. L. 15. here at the " Point " . Mass production can leave no flaw in I his product. ARCHIE " Company B-2 Smoker ( I ) Intramural Lacrosse Championship (3) Rifle Mark:,,,,,,,, Machine Gun Marks, -VIC " Company G-l Corporal (3) Soccer (4, 3) Gym (I. 3) Camera Club Howitzer Rifle Expert Machine Gun Marks i; iii;k ian lerch, jr. ISHINGTON, D. C. National Guard [ :i:mt, i,i i. j it. 406 II, • turned down " Anchors Weigh " al I snaj for " On rm " " ai Usmay. bockej man was he, with a minor " A " sewed where everyone could sec. o charming femmes for Lindy, too mam other thoughts had he. He studied hard during after- noon sleeping time, and after reveille inspire! n singing swing time. And when it came t winter his open windows caused us to shudder. LINDY " " LINDY " Company I ' -l Company -_ ' Corporal (3) Corporal (3) Captain ( ) Lieutenant ( 1 Hockey (4, 3, 1) Pistol ( . 3, ) Minor " .I " (3, 1) Sumerah (1) Numerals (4) Rifle ( t) Fishing Club (4, 3, 1) Fishing Club (3. 1 ) Ski Club (3, 1) Honor Representative Rifle Expert Machine Can Marksm KEKMIT ORVILLE LINDELL DULUTH, Minnesota Army Always cheerful, always friendly, and the besl roommate a man can have is an understatement of Rods qualities. A true sportsman, he spent most of his time studying firearms and li hinj; equipment, bul his academic standing never suffered. His dominating personality and cool decisions won him the coveted position as Honor Representative. II success is measured by friend- ships. Rod will be tops. RO DNEY WALTER LINDELL Red Ying, Minnesota Congressional, 1st Dist., lun. 107 Looking for a " prince? " guy with a priceless sense of humor, an amiable smile lor all. whose tolerance is tempered only by an incorruptible integrity: ' Then you must be looking for Hank — we give him to the U. S. A. with pride and re- luctance, for being his wife has been an invaluable privilege. May you sprout your wings. Hank, but keep them G.I.! ' HANK " Company 0-1 Sergeant (I) The snow and rain of Yankeeland was hardly an even exchange lor those Georgia " peaches " or the Carolina sunshine. Nevertheless. John worked hard to get to West Point and worked harder than most while he was there. Probablv no one got more out of his three ears at the Academy. Liz is the kind of man the arm needs. LI Z " Company E-l Sergeant (i) Academic Coach Rifle Sharpsho Air Cadet Joe broughl some ofhis native California sunshine with him when he came to West Point. jQuick to laugh and quick to help, Joe has made an ideal friend. n easy-going appearance combined with seriousness of purpose have characterized him as a cadet. mbilion and hard work brought .! • i West Poinl and will continue l guide him to success in his career. JOE " Company C-l Sergeant (I) Hundredth Wight She 9) Photography Club (4, 3) Machine Gun Marksman Air Cadet JOSEPH WESLEY LOSCH Los Angeles, California Congressional, I lib Dis Number one man in Beast Barracks, still so on the poopsheets of the men who know him. As few have done, Gynch has stood by his principles despite vicious opposition from " the men-in-the-saddle. " His peerless humor is a legend as are his stifling squelches. Cavanaugh calls him " A great natural lighter " and I add " A soldier ' s soldier. " " GYNCH " Company G-l Boxing ( , 3, ) Fishing Club ( , 3, 1) fr " eightlifting Club (4, 3, 1) Basketball (4) Rifle Sharpshooter I WII.S K. I A VII Tracy, California Congressional. 3rd i .. Calij. Finding delight dous problems such as Mac lias oever permitted anything which migh ' Laugh aside incuts " . Mac was uo[ IrJ ' . anj clique at West Point: his friends were through (»ui the_Corps. Undoubtedly, naught but success follows. " T. J. " hated dull moments, and if nothing else offered relief, sleeping would. This self-styled Romeo had a smile, and a glint in his eyes that drew femmes to him easily. However, there is a lot of good common sense behind all his nonsense, and he will probably rest with the best when his record is written. " T. J. " Com puny (.-i Sergeant (I) Dialectic Soa 100th Wite Carpentry Rifle Marksn Machine Gut. l C Company B-2 Sergeant ( ) Cheerleader (J) Catholic Choir (4, 3, I) Glee Club ( ) Plebe Smokei i ) Hundredth ' ite Shun (3, 1) Rifle Expert tir Cadet THOMAS JAMES LYNN shtngton, IX C. If Edr% JOHN XAVIER McARDLE brse-s City, k« Jersey Congressional, l.ith Dist., V. . . Ill) " Mr. McAwlpphh, Sir. " So far hack was Ma , Inn ili. n no one learned his name until Pie] Christmas. What changes tin ,1 West Poinl ha e wrought in Mar. the plebe, are superficial His good-natured kidding is still New Yorkish the twinkling eyes, still proud Irish: and hi spontaneous friendship, slill deep ami sincere. W are proud to have know n you, Phil. •MAC " Company B-2 Plebe Smoker Commi w Acolyte (3, 1) Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Murk l VC " Company F-2 Corporal (3) Lieutenant ( ) Football ( . 3, I ) umerak (4) Monogram (3) II resiling {!) Lacrosse (4) Ski Club Few are the cadets who haven ' t heard " Mac " proudh refer to kelso as the " huh of civilization " . No one will forget his deep belly laugh or his slim two hundred pounds in a sarong as the " Queen of tic- May " . Mac ' s main friends know his success in football ami in the Corps was due to hard work — a qualilN which will definitel) insure his fur- thered success in the army. DENNIS PHILIP t, U LIFFE New York, New York Congressional, 18th Dist., . V. ALFRED STEWART McCORKLE Kelso, Washington Congressional, 3rd Dist.. II ash. -P I Few men ran pick a football upset, but Mac could do il ever) week as many eager cadets found out the hard way. He wore liis own little groove in Central Area yearling year, and wound up behind the T.D. ' s eight-ball, where he stayed until graduation. Hut it didn ' t bother Mac, be did bis business In proxy after that. MAC " Company H-2 11 resiling (4) Sergeant (I) Fishing Club (3) Football (3) Academic (. ' «ir i ALFRED MUDGE McCOY, JR. Newton Highlands, Mass. Congressional, 2nd Dist., lu As a plebe " Mac " was conscientious; he has re- tained that quality throughout his cadet career and will undoubtedly carry it into the Arm) . No ladies man he. bill strict I) a one woman man from the time he entered Usmay. " Mac " will be a good officer, and he should be a good husband, for he certainly has been a good " wife " . MAC " Company F-l Xumerals ( ) Corporal (3) Football ( 1) Lieutenant, Battalion Hop Manager (4, 3, 1) Supply Officer (7) Rijle Sharpshooter Lacrosse (4, 3, 1) Air Cadet l KTIN EVERETT McCOY, JR. liivvn.iK. Louisiana Congressional. th Dist.. Lt JOHN OC.TAVIIS MeF.IA KY II Winter Haven. Florida Congressional. 1st l ist.. Flu. Big Mar was the BJ.-esI plebe that ever liii iliis place. Mis good nature and his desire to be friends with everybody lias made him one of the besl known and best liked men in his class. He has had his share of trouble with the T.D., bul he has always managed to lalk his waj oul of every trap, G 1 luck and happ) landings i a real soldier. BIG MAC " Company G-2 Sergeant (I) Football ( ) Air Cadet Mac is a generous Scotchman endowed with a great gift for making friends — male and female, lie became captain of the Boxing team through sportsmanship, ability, and hard work. An alleged goat. Mae was always two jumps ahead of the Academic Board. June will find him with a wife and wings. The Air Corps will find him a depend- able, efficient, and outstanding officer. MAC Company D-l Minor " A " (3, 1) Corporal (3) Captain ( ) Lieutenant (I) Rifle Sharpshooter Football (1) Air Cadet Boxing ( . 3, ) Mac ' s lifelong desire to go to West Point wag realized Jul) I. 1941. Sine. ' then he has been up- holding the traditions of the Corps h leading " Bull " sessions, starling rat -races, and getting as leu demerits as possible. Mis conscientiousness and keen abilit) as a military tactician will show up soon alter graduation. West Point will he proud jy of " Mac " . Mae showed up at Beast Barracks wearing his liesl smirk., and neither plehe year nor the T.D. have been able to remove it. He budgeted his time between red comforter and athletics with little worrj over academics, until his classic battle with chemistry. The arm) will certainly find him an excellent officer, and well we just don ' t expect anything but the best from m- Mac. C " " MAC " in Company C- I Company C-l i tcademic C aeli (4,3,1) Sergeant ( ) Acolyte (1) Hockey Manager (3) l«i HowUzer Rq resentative Baseball Manager (3) Rifle Marksi urn Acolyte (I) Machine Gu , Marksman Hundredth Main Show (-» In Rifle Marksman Machine Gun Marksman Air Cadet TIIOM S JOSEPH McGUIRE, JR. Cedarrurst, Long Island. N. V. Congressional. 1st Dist BERNARD EDWARD McKEEVER, JR. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Congressional, 1st l is " Big Mac " came here straighl from Randolph Field w here he was jusi finishing his basic training. II, ' hated being glued to the ground for two years, bul his industriousness for academic work plus his ability to win and hold friends made his three years at West Point Ih by. Football, wrestling, handball, and pro femmes; all received due and proper attention from Mac. MAC " Company C-2 Corporal (3) Lieutenant (I) Football ( ) Wrestling [I. 3) Election Commit!,; Air Cm In Compart) ll-l Corporal (3) Sergeant (1) Football ( ) Rifle Sharpshooter Air Cadet Aye. mark }e well, mon, as fine a lad as e ' er bore the bonnie name " McPherson! Seldom worried, H.J. always, battling the Academic Dept. l the bitter end. ihis Missouri-bred Scotchman took Usmav in his stride, finding in it mure humor and mure good friends than is allowed the average person. His ready smile and quick wil as well as his high sens, ' of dut will lake him far in his rm career. AKTHl K JOSEPH 1 I.IW Duluth, Minnesota Ci n»rnsi mal JOHN RICHARD McPHERSON Mount Vernon, Missouri Cnn irrssinmil. 7th l i»t.. W». 115 Whether as " Macbilovitch the Russian Dancer " ' or jusl Iae illy, he was a bright spot at any formation. His favorite pastimes were yearling picnies, regaining lost sleep, and " dragging. " An experienced army brat. Mac will have no trouble adjusting himself as an officer. M C Company l-.-l Numerals (4) Corporal (3) Cadet Chapel Cht Lieutenant (I) 100th Night Shot Swimming (4, 3) Rifle Sharpshoott Ma-heen is a brilliant hunk of a man with an insatiable desire for wine, women, and knowledge. The first led him to trouble: the last led him to stars; the women just led him. Not perfect — no real person is! Hut he ' s an excellent example of how to be a man ' s man. a soldier ' s soldier, and a woman s delight. MA-HEEN " Company, T -- Cadel Lecture Comm Captain (1) (3) Stars (4) Howitzer Represents Icademic Coach (4, 3) (3) Choir (4,3) Howitzer Staff (3) Class Treasurer (3) Plebe Smoker ( ) Color Line (3) lli NK CADLE l Ull V JR. Spikiti u.. Florida It Lari I academics «ih to settle bimself down near the lasi section and relax. That ' s the only reason he wasn ' 1 ranked m| among the hives. However, leaving his indifferenl attitude with the academic department, he indicated liis ability in tactics, an) phase of which he would argue with anyone and win liis point. roM " Company 1-1 Camera Club ( . (. ) Lieutenant ( ) Rifle Marksman Boxing (4, 3, 1) Machine Gun U rksn Fishing Club This stubborn, independent, spooney Army brat came to West Point to be a good officer. He shined bis brass and shoes and let the files pile up as they would. He leaves a few memories on Flirtation, a few yearlings without Christinas leave, a few [pictures in the Howitzer, and many friends. If you see a wcll-sbincd B-19 in Africa, that ' s Mahonev. TOM " Com ian E-2 Kayco May Day- Shou- Corp Lieu oral (3) enant ( 1 1 Machine Gun Marksman Lacrosse (4) Hotvitzer Staff Rifle Marksman Air Cadet Cam ' ra Club I llii l S EDMUND M AHONKY. IK. West Gravei.switch Junction, Connectici r ti Lor U7 devotee of dragging, swing music, swimmings and the red comforter, Jack did everything possible to make life at Wist Point enjoyable. But the Academic Department, as well as the T.D., helped to balance pleasure with numerous Hurries. Mis bright disposition and his willingness to help have made him tops as a wife. Following the traditions of an old army family, le came to us imbued with the ideals of West I ' oinl. Possessing boundless energj and an in- quisitive mind, he acquired high academic and military standing, and slid had lime to sing, fence, run, and write. A well-integrated personality broadened b} cultural appreciations won for him lasting friendships among those of us who were fortunate enough to know him well. EX " " JACK " Company i-1 Company D-l Sergeant (1) Sergeant ( ) Track (4) Swimming (1, 3, 1) Pointer {4,1) umerali i 1 Choir ( . 3, 1) Minor " A " (3, ) Hundredth Vigh a. i) Catholic (Impel Ch Howitzer Represt ntative (I, 3, 1) Catholic Acolyte (I) (.Ire (Jul, Icademic Coach Rifle Marksman ALEXANDER MORTON M MSI I Cobham, Virginia At Large JOHN FRANCIS MAM; Wxlkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Congressional, 12th Dint., Pa. hew Southerner mice a happv Rebel and Kappa Sig ai Ole Miss. Bui knowingl) be came into West Point. Having several " tete-a-tetes " yearling year with the Regimental Board, he was never overlj enthused with the system. Si is a supreme indi- vidualist and a reliable friend. He acquired pari interest in the Heidelberg Roof on Christmas fur- lough. Disregarding " make-lists " he will surelj be- come the t pe of leader men will enjo) following. Company V-l Sergeant (1) Camera Club Rijle Marksman Machine Gunner Second Class BILL " Company li-l Sergeant (1) Fencing ( ) Hundredth Sight Shu (t) Assistant Manager Football (4) Plebe Smoker (I) Ohio gave us a General ' s son with no airs and a red head. Bill ' s troubles with the Academic De- partment kept him up late nights and prevented him from participating in many extra-curricular activities. Of course there was always time for a rat-race or bull session. Bill ' s conscientiousness will assure him a fine career. SIMON SEELIG MARKS Jackson, Mississippi Congressional, 7th Dist.. Wi . WILLARD AINSWORTH MARKS CINCINNATI, Ohio Congressional, l. ' ith I) Conscientious toward his duties, diligent toward his hooks, sincere in upholding the Plebe System . . . these characteristics all describe the serious side of Roy. Most of his man) friends, however, know him for his constant " snaking " from Plebe Christinas until Graduation, his consistent desire for hoodie, and his excellent rifle shooting. All of these together describe a fine friend and wife. ' ROY " Company 4-2 Corporal (3) Sergeant (1) Rijle (4, 3, 1) Numerals ( I) Camera Club (4,3, I) Rifle Murks,,,,,,, From Ohio, this " Damyankee " succeeded in mak- ing life livable and enjoyable lor his rebel wife. His personality and affability enabled him to drag pro consistently — that is. when he was oil the Area. Hive) enough to take life eas) academically, he had a little trouble with the T.D., hut could always see the humorous side of life. ARRY " Company D-l II resdingi I) Cross Country (3) II eight Lifting Club Rifle Marksman ARTHUR ROY MARSHAL Atlanta, Georgia Arn ! I.VW RENCE M lfSII l,l. i i i i i Heights, Ohio Congressional, 22nd Dist., Ohio IH MHHHHR CHARLES COLEMAN MARTIN. JR. Hot Springs, New Mexico Honor School " C.C. " , the westernwit, the blind drag ' s delight, and the guardian angel of goats, entered West I ' oini as the pride of N.M.M.I. He displayed a re- tnarkable talent for I ► - i n ii last man in ranks and a willingness to help anj and all unfortunates. His spare moments were devoted to the arts of music, chess, and sleeping. Idealistic, but practical, con- scientious and loyal. " C.C. " should truly augmenl the Army. ( ompahy C-2 Chess Club Sergeant ( ) Squasli Club Stars (4, 3, I) Honor Commi Academic Coach Pointer (3. 1) Concert Orchestra (4) Howitzer ( 1 Debating Society (3, 1) Rifle Marksm " Born of a nature that scorns to compromise " — with almost anything, Bob was the center of every " bull session " or debate, and generally came out on top. His iron-bound Kentuckianism. amiabil- ity, and level-headedness will guide both his Bard-earned ships to safe port: his little blonde and the Army. BOB " Company )-_ ' Sergeant (1) Track {1. I) Intramural Basketball Championship (4) Football (1) Basketball (1) Rifle Expert " Stinky " came out of Texas a husky, easy-going football player determined to make good in college football. Besides keeping bis pledge, he has made life pleasant for his many friends by his subtle humor and unruffled g I nature. His luck on blind drags and his cowbo) records have never failed to amaze his classmates. Studious, fun-loving, and ambition to fl arc qualities which speak well for a future pilot and officer. Buck spent a ear at the Citadel before coming to West Point. true southerner, he is as fiery tempered and bull-headed as the) come, bat never has there been a better friend, lie slipped through Plebc academics by the skin of his teeth hill courses came a little easier the following year. rat-racer and draggoid supreme with a smile and a line for all the gals. Buck promises to be one of the most successful of us all. INK " " BUCK " Company F-2 Company F-2 Sergeant ( ) Supply Sergeant ( ) Football ( . 3, 1) Lacrosse ( 1) Numerals (4) Chair (4, 3. 1) Basketball (3, ) Hundredth Wight ShoU Track (4,1) (1, 3) Rifle Expert Rifle Sharpshooter GEORGE EMMETT MAXON Vernon, Texas Congressional. 13th Dist., Texas BUFORD HERMAN MELTON Hock IIii.i.. Soi m Carolin v Congressional, . Dist. Football is Frank ' s first love. Under the care of Red Biaik he developed into one of rm ' s best linesmen. His cadel life was spent in " parrying and thrusting " with the T.D. and occasional referring to liis books. His Jersey accent could always lie heard in some last section as lie helped push I lie class from plebe year on. " FRANK " " ETZ " Company 1-1 Football (4, 3, I) Company II- Sergeant (1) Numerals ( ) Baseball ( I, . , 1) Major " r Ci. 1) Basketball ( 1 Catholic Icolyte ( ) lir Cadel tcademic Co Rifle Markst wh an (3) Metz simply enjoys life — even when awake. His secret for finding so much sleeping time lies in an inherent sell-confidence and independence. M- though always looking for a rowdy good time, he can be gentleman!) and serious if the occasion demands it. Metz handled his femmes and his academics with an ease that guarantees a lull career. cspccialK since he intends to batch it. FRANCIS ELLIS MERRITT EjlGLEWOOp, New Jersey Congressional, 9th Dist., V. Y. HOWARD CHARLES METZLER Rockvili.e Center, New York Congressional, tli Dist. In going through West Point, Mike didn ' l lose himself in the intricacies of cadet life: rather he tripped the light fantastic throughout liis cadet career, ith true " flanker " ' indifference he always kept his worries to a minimum, and habitually kept ahead of the game. " H-2 " ' Company owes much in good cheer to its official jester and general merry-makers MIKE " Company- -I Fishing Chili Rifle Sharpshe Having endeared himself to his wives by a plenti- ful supply of boodle: to the Corps, by spreading mumps throughout the Academic Dept.; and to certain " goats " by his command of Spic, this tall Texan has reserved a permanent place in our memory. Renowned since Plebedom for a voice which resounds deeply in the lower octaves, he is assured of a position of no low note in the field Artillery. RRY " Company C-l Honor Committee (71 Corporal (3) Howitzer Staff Lieutenant (I) Rifle Marksman Fencing (4, 3, 1) 424 Buck is a paradox. Easygoing in the regular routine, but unsparing in his effort for physical development. An " army brat " bu1 not " rank conscious. " A sense of humor ami ready wit, but in deadl) earnest about his future job. Three years of the system haven ' t made him " herd- bound " . As an officer he won ' t be bound b a field manual. BUCK " Company C-l Sergeant (1) liming (4, 3, 1) Weight Lifting Club Gymnastics (4) Horn and raised in the Philippines, Bill came to us athletically inclined and a great lover of the out- doors. Detesting all things academic, he would gladly sacrifice studies to fish, shoot skeet, or ski anytime. Favorite Saturday night recreation — listening to his symphonies. Bill hopes for the Infantry and a trip home to Manila. BILL - ' Company C-l Gymnastics (4) Camera Club Fishing Club Ski Club Squash Club Skeet Team Sheet Manager (3) Hundredth ight Show Rifle Sharpshooter Machine dun Ytcwksma n army brat who let no one forget he came from South Carolina, Hob carried on an endless war with the Academic Board. In spite of several encounters with the T.D., he remained ever the likeable, carefree file, lie lias an abilitj to handle difficult situations with aplomb that will carrj him far in the Army. SjiJi " ! ■■■■■■■ ..■! liddf Efficiency and good humor vie for supremacy in the character of this proud and loval son of Con- necticut. lie is equally at ease behind his drums, on Flirt) with bis inevitable " proie, " or in dreaming quietl) of life in the Cavalrv. A good 1 man when the going is rough, Ed will make an oflieer troops can follow to victorv. ) " " Hi )B " Company B-2 Company ll-l Corporal (3) Sergeant (1) Lieutenant (I) Hundredth Vite Cadet (Impel Choir (4) ( ;. :s. i Ski Club Cmlet Dance Orchestra Howitzer (4, 3. 1) Rifle Marksman Hundredth Night Show (4, 3) Rifle Marksman Machine Cm Marksman EDGAR NORMAN MILLING ION Mekiden, Connecticut Congressional, 3rd Dtst., Conn. ROBERT STEPHEN MILLS Marion, South Carolina Senatorial Bandicapped from the start with his likeable grin and winning personality, always unappreciated in a new cadet, hill cam.- through Beasl Barracks Bmiling, and hasn ' t slopped yet. Academics never bothered Bill, liis onl worrj was when his dail) letter from his (). .(). failed to arrive. In this happy frame of mind he has taken all that the s stem has been able to offer. The Air Corps will be richer upon his graduation. BILL " " MINNY " Company C-l Company l-l Corporal (3) Football {4,3) Sergeant (I) Track ( ) Soccer (4) SuAmming (1) Hockey (1) Cadet Chapel Squash Club Choir (I. 3. 1) Academic Coach (4, 3, I) Glee Club Rifle Marksman Debating Society Air Cadet ( I, 3, 1 ) Hundredth Vight ( ) " Where from doojazz? " " Texas, suh. " And thus began a new life which never got Minin down. An excellent judge of pro femmes. he is definitely on the athletic side. Remembered for his outstanding speeches in English and for his booming renditions of Western songs, Odis was called by General Eichelberger " a million dollar soldier. " Wherever Minnv goes he will be a definite credit to the uniform and everything for which West Point stands. WILLIAM HENRY MILNOR Memphis, Tennessee Congre ional. ih I ' ist. ODIE DAVID MINATRA Austin, Texas National Guard Academics and things military were of onl sec- ondary importance to Ev, secondary, thai is. to dragging. To term Ev a " draggoid " would be a gross understatement — rather, " a smooth opera- tor. " " I " Company men will not easily forget that slashing technique on the floor at Cullum as well as on the lacrosse field. Here, certainly, was an ideal roommate never too busy to contribute l am type of rat-race. In Ev the Air Corps is getting, a real officer and a real man. " EV " Company C-2 Howitzer Repres Corporal (3) (4) Lieutenant ( ) Pointer ( . 3, 1) Lacrosse (4, . ' }, I) Camera Club Numerals (4) Ski Club Boxing (3, 1) Air Cadet Catholic Choir (4, 3, ) " Coots " came to us second-generation West Point and here demonstrated that he understood the system and could get along with people. Tropical service and Texas U. did not prepare him for West Point weather, however, and his high-piled blank- ets and mid-reveille vibrations were monuments to his long-suffering good nature. An excellent soldier and valued friend. Coots is certain to succeed. ' COOTS " Company HI Corporal (3) Lieutenant ( ) Football I I) ieailetnie nodi (3) CLARENCE ANDREW 1 ITCH ELL, J R. Francisco, California Congressional, 5th Dis CORNELIUS JOHN MOLLOI . JR. Jersey City. New Jersey Congressional, 13th Dist her completing one year al Seton Hall College, Mollj entered Wcsi Point. " Joisey " could nol have senl a better representative u| tin- river. Moll) made good immediatelj n the " make-lisl and split the bracket on academics. Molly took a lot of kidding on his size and his home town, but bis good humor held him in good stead. MOLLY " Company E-l Corporal (3) Sergeant (1) Catholic Choir (4. 3. I) Rifle Mark-man Jim began bis Usmay career with a bang — from the moment he stepped into " Beast Barracks " until the day he graduated, someone was always getting a big bang out of, " Report Mr. Monilian for — etc. ' Life was a continual tussle, his oppon- ents notably the T.D. and the Academic Board. His standard solution to all problems, however, was bis daily retreat into bis alcove to talk things over with bis red boy. MONOGRAM " Company E-l Sergeant Lacrosse ( ' . 3) Numerals (4) Rifle Marksman Air Cadet JAMES GREGORY MON1HAN Sw I ' ' kim:isi:c). California Congressional. ilh His ()n( of Texas came Frank., who always puts his heart anil soul into whatever lie does, whether il be fishing, athletics, or studying. When most of our classmates were planning for weekends and hops, " Grampa " was examining his tackle and wondering when lie could fish again. His individu- alistic ideals coupled with a willingness to tackle anything will always be characteristic of him ll-il ' mii throughout his Army career. Frank came to West Point from Arkansas and brought with him some of its wit and lots of its humor. Throughout Plebe year, and still more as an upperelassman. he kept us rolling in the aisles with his stories and songs. V true engineer, he gave up stars in favor of bull sessions and drag- ging: we ' ll bear more of Frank after he gels his bars and castles. FRANKLIN BOYD MOON Gii.lett, Vrkvnsas Congressional I H k Company C-2 Sergeant (I) icadeniic Coach (4. 3, I) Baseball (3. I ) Manager ( ) tsst. Manager (3) Cadet Chapel Chair (4, 3, 1) HiJIe Marksman ' GRAMPA " Company G-2 First Sergeant (I) Football ( 1 Trade (3) Choir (I. 3) Honor Committee ( Fishing Club Rifle Expert Machine Gun Mar FRANK EDWARD MOORE. JR. Bogota. Texas Congressional. 1st Dist., Tt --lM| lrr ' hen moj t( Thill f|f Fresh from the campus of Illinois I diversity, Pete made his first contact with the rni al si Point. Unperturbed b) his shock of " Beast Barracks. ' " he wenl on to do everj job that faced him in his quiet, efficient wa . In all. Pete is what West I ' oini expects ever) cadel i he. an athlete, a gentleman, a leader. " l ' KTK " •POOI ' IE " Company D-2 Company ,- Corporal (3) Corporal (3) Lieutenant (I) Lieutenant ( 1 Football (4, 3, 1) Track (4) umerals Monogram (1) Monogram Rifle ( ) Basketball (I. 3, 1) Skeet (- . 3) Monogram Pointer Calendai 1 3) Camera Club Academic Coach (3) ( ' .(noli Illumination Rifle Expert ( ommittee Howitzer Staff Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Can Marksma Air Cadet JOHN PETER MOORE Dixon, Illinois Cl ngressional, 13th Dist. The middle name doesn ' t mean a thing. Johnnie was always there for assembly. He started here under a slight handicap; his tin school juniors insisted on paying him their " respects " during " Beast Barracks " . He was an excellent studenl (indeed he liked the Calculus), an ardent defender of lli. ' honor of the South, hut above all. a ver) amiable wife. JOHN TARDY MOORE, JR. Mobile, Alabama Congressional. 1st Dist. Nurtured in the warm sunshine l ' Hawaii, our devilishlj grinnin ' " Portugee " runs wild, capri- cious, and deep. A sun worshiper, a woman wor- shiper, a dreamer of the first water — give him a song and dance and he ' s happy — some " spirits " and he ' s " dut-of-tbis-world " . The officer in him works hard, the gypsy in him plays hard, and the Irish in him doubles them both! - Company H-l Associate editor Corporal (3) Howitzer ( ) Lieutenant (1) Hop Committee ( . 3, 1 Boxing (4, 3) Cadet Chapel Choir Numerals (4) (4. 3) Baseball (4) Fishing Club (3, l) Squash Club (3, 1) Rifle Sharpshooter Armed with a keen sense of humor, a hair-trigger mind, and a physique that rivals the best mail- order offer, Wallv is always reads to try an) thing once. His ability to accomplish in a deliberate, common -sense, unassuming manner an task he undertakes makes him a man who will be called upon often when the going is tough. ' WAIXV Company ( -l Sergeant (I) Gymnastics ( I. 3. I ) Captain ( ) Major ' r (3) Weightlifting Club ( I. 3. I ) Intercollegiate Champion Flying Rings (3) tir Cadet Coming from the territor) ol Arizona with a surplus ojE leadership and a scarcitj of red hair. Bob ' s an outstanding character as evidenced by his Hundredth Night Show performances, ranking yearling tactically, his participance in Kayco rat-races, and a good partj tnan. His hraneh air corps: his hattle ej the winsome wail of the lonesome male. Company E-2 Corporal (3) Captain, Brigade ldjutant ' 1) Football Wgr. (■ . 3, 1) Major " A " (1) Squash Club (3. 1) Plebe Smoker (4) Hundredth Night Show (4, 3, 1) Howitzer Representatit (3, Associate S[ orts Editor (I) Academic Coach {3) Kayco May Dm Sho (4) Air Cadet " Sorry, I have to write a letter. " was Mort ' s most common answer to a bid to go somewhere. Some hearts belong to Daddy but Mort s belongs to Doris. Easy to get along with, sincere, determined, quick to join a " rattv, " he made a swell wife. Two plebe years gave him the real " big picture. " ( ■ ' nijnm .1-Z Sergeant (1) Fishing Club (3, 1) Camera Club (3. I) Air Cadet ROBERT AMOS MORTLAND Pennsylvania Congressional. 20th Dist., Wine, women, and song weir gone bridge, area, and indifference were substituted, but " ih - mogul " still dreams of " Jeanne " and the week-end he never got. His smile, Southern accent, and wit will still ring in the cars of the troops whether the going is hard or easy, lie placed friendship above all else — and justly we put his at the lop. Saving spotted the Math department nine units the first month of plebe year, Wally ' s brilliant comeback made the slogan, " Go pro with Mo " , a reality as well as a laugh. Willi just the proper amount of carefree humor sprinkled in, this rugged and determined son of Louisiana ' s bayous accomplishes his dail) tasks in a manner which makes serving with him a privilege and knowing him a pleasure. 3 " ' MOGUL " 1 ' " " Company l.-I Company D-2 r »l Sergeant ( ) Supply Sergeant (I) Track (1) Plcbe Smoker I ) ir Shi Club Camera Club (3, I) li Rill,- Marksman Rifle Sharpshooter G« i. u li l WALLACE JAMES MOLLIS Saint. 1 kti vii.le, Louisiana Senatorial TEVE WATSON MULKEY io, Arkansas Senatorial Vfter a hair-raising plebe year, Ted still had hi sense of humor plus two stars on his bathrobe. Mi cadet career has been one continual hont wit] the Academic Board, but through it all. he ha never lost his read) wit. Ted will never lose iriend not even with Tittle ' s help. ' TED " Company . 1-2 Sergeant (I) Baseball (4) Gym Manager (3) Minor " A " (3) Issistant Mom, Gym ( ) ger Monogram ( ) Fishing Club (. ' . I) Glee Club (I. 3) Camera Club {1, 3. 1) Sunday School Teachei (3, I) Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Marksm Air Cadet ' MOON " Company G-l Corporal (3) Sergeant (I) Air Cadet " Why don ' t thej use the fullback? " is " Moon ' s ' attitude on all subjects. Equipped with every, thing for an Army Quarterback but an O.K. Ere the Math department, he ground out an extra tenth and specialized in inter-murder. That goat) heart of gold makes him a good companion Whether he sprouts wings or leads his compan) the Regulars get an officer and a gentleman. HOI.USLeROY MULLER Wilmington, Delaware Senaimial CM tflLES HARRIS MULLIN Flint, Michigan Congressional I, Dist.. Mich. Hoi), a product of Ohio ' s Miami I nivcrsity, is a popular, " an do many things well " type of cadet. Musical, he sings in the chapel choir, plays the piano well, and knows both swing and classics. Potentially an engineer, he preferred reading widely, with emphasis on the military, to honing an) files. Only a distant O.A.O. prevents his being a confirmed hopoid. Company i!-l Fishing Club Sergeant (I) Clwss Club Soccer (4) Icademic Coach Choir 100th Night Show (3) The center of a normally boisterous group having an enviable time is " Murph " , telling his amusing experiences from life on the farm, city, or football field. Being an Irishman is his proudest possession, and he spent his time entertaining himself and others despite ofiicial hindrances. Realizing re- sponsibilities, whole-hearted cooperation, and intense loyalt) are some of the serious character- istics of the great Irishman. Ml RPH " Cum pun v E-2 Corporal (3) Sergeant (1) Football ( , 3, I ) Major " A " (3) Kayco May Day SI, (4) Rifle Expert lil (M llt 436 KOBKRT McCLELLAN MUMMEY Chillicothe, Ohio Congressional, 11th Dist. GERARD FRANCIS Ml RI ' llY Brooklyn, New York Congressional What Brooklyn lost in " II was USMAY ' S gain. Jerry ' s Irish wit and congeniality, mixed with that mythical " I Co. " made him an ideal " wife " . Never a hive of the first water, he did have trouble finding his sections. The Air Corps has stolen Jerry ' s heart, and with it go our besl wishes to a real gentleman and a true friend. IRRY " Company C-2 Corporal (3) Sergeant (I) Track (4) Rifle (4, 3, 1) Numerals (4) Minor " A " (3) Navy Star (3) " C " .SV Ha Z Coac i (3) Ri fe Expert Jir CWet Texas, A M, pro women, and God ' s country are words associated intimately with Murph ' s past. At the Academy, deficiency, demerits, dragging pro, teaching Sunday School, and the s stem were minor obstacles to his search for and the attain- ment of the qualities of leadership. In Murph, the Army receives an officer and leader worthy of West Point. MURPH " Company C-2 Corporal (3) Lieutenant (I) Track (4. 3, 1) Sunday School Teache (3.1) Gift Committee Rijle Marksmanship 437 Bill possesses a reticent composure and a well balanced disposition. Mis most outstanding char- acteristics are sincerity, lovalt} to his friends, and devotion to his O.A.O. Uthough Bill is interested in practically everything, his ambitions center in Field Artillery. His calm efficiency and cheerfulness will make him highh valued and respected as an officer and as a friend. " Murph " is a " dyed in the wool Army Brat " defihitelj on the good side; even though he won his " spurs " as a trooper of the cavalr in the old army. On the field of friendl) strife, he has proven thai on other fields his mettle will be tough. A " ground-hog " and " sackite, " " Murph " will gradu- ate an asset to the arm and his countr . MURPH " " BILL " Company F-2 Company F-2 Corporal (3) Sergeant (I) Lieutenant ( ) 1) Cross Country ( I) I ' istol (7, 3) Numerals ( ) Rijlc Marksman Swimming ( ) Machine Gun Murk- Election Comn ittee (3. 1) Catholic Icol) ,•( ) ,,,«« ROBERT HOUSTOUN MURPHY Washington, D. C. At Large WILLIAM BEST MURRAY Bbrkmeb, New York Congressional. 33rd IHst.. . ). 138 I aeu-made a tern steel town an unexcitable, :ame to West Point. warm smile and a bruising brand of football gave Cas man) recognitions Plebe year. Yearling year, Ski ' s outstanding defensive abilitj and sixtj stellar minutes against Notre Dame and Navy won him the football captaincy. This practical- minded man will go high in this man ' s anm. Company D-2 Corporal (3) Lieutenant (1) Football (4,3,1) Numerals (4) Major " A " (3. 1) Captain (I) Wrestling, (I) Acolyte (1) ( hess ( Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Marksmai Air Cadet " CHUBBINS " Company G-2 Staff Sergeant (I) Football (4) Issistant Manager Lacrosse (3) Tennis (4) One Hundredth ight Show (I.) Squash Cluh liijle Expert Machine Gun Marksm Air Cadet Descending from a long line of arm) officers, Chubbins forsook the life of the gay cavalier at the University of Virginia to follow " la vie militaire " at U.S.M.A. Although inclined to be somewhat of an " artiste de sac, " he lives up to the tradition of the " Old South " as an expert rifleman and an excellent horseman. Here ' s a toast to bis success in the air corps. ( : VSI IIR JOHN MYSLINSKI Stki hknville. Ohio It Lan. RICHARD NALLE Cui.peper. Virginia Senatorial An ex-salesman, Ivan has shown us thai a good sales talk is a valuable asset, but he didn ' t need to talk to gain large numbers of friends. Aided 1 practical experience with photography, radios, and electricity, he is proof that an alert mind can create almost anything with the aid of enough electrical wire. [VAN " Company A-l Corporal (3) Sergeant ( ) Swimming ( . 3) Camera Club (4, 3, 1) Hijle Expert IVAN WINDINGLAND NEAI,oN Trenton, New Jersey Congressional, Ith Dis " Rain in California don ' t be silly! " Pat hails from the Golden West, and his West Point career was notable for his loyalty to California, his faith- fulness lo his San Francisco O.A.O., his freedom from academic worries, and his rare ability to con- verse intelligently on any subject. Genial of dis- position, good-looking, witty, capable — Pat made many real friends. His interesting personality and strong character were results of high stand- ard- set for himself and of his determination to achieve his goals. We all agree that our Pat lias a brilliant Army career ahead of him. ' PAT " Company G-2 Corporal (3D Battalion: Sergeant Major (1) Lacrosse (4) Fencing (4, 3, 1) tcademic Coach (3) Howitzer i I. 3, 1 1 Biographies Staff (i) l ointer (i) Plebe Smoker Debating Society ( I. 3. 1) Ski Club Camera Club Rifle Marksman Machine Cun Marksman 440 r ARTHUR DERRY NELSON Bloomfield, New Jersey Congressional, Kllli Disl. From liis first day at West Point, Art realized the extenl f the job ahead. Mis industry and deter- mination quickly drove him upwards in academic and military life. A bit idealistic Ins incompar- able standards soon brought him the esteem of his classmates. Combined with this, a kindly nature made him one of the most valued of our friends. ART " Company A -; Lecture Committee (3) Corporal (3 Chairman (I) Lieutenant ( ) West Point ' s gift to the ladies — he didn ' t drag once during his entire cadet career, lie led a happy-go-luck) life, not even bothered by a number of scrapes with the Tactical Department. Although he possessed natural ability in almost any sport, his main interest was in maintaining his position, a number one squash player. ' MIKE " Company E-2 Coif (3) Squash Club President (i) Kayeo May Day Show Rifle Expert Machine Gun Marksmc JAMES RICHARD NELSON m.dostv, Georgia Congressional 441 One of the most popular men of his class. " Nick " ' ft has proved his outstanding abilitv to make and keep friends. His diligent and efficient manner of attaining what he desires, no mailer what the obstacles, shall cam him far in life. Since he never concedes defeat, no assignment will be too much for him to perform. The I niversity of Wisconsin and an outdoor life left IJill well prepared lor life at the Point. Logic rather than " spec " put him in the firs I sections without apparent effort. Three loves has Bill: his O.A.O., trout fishing, and the Armored Force. His inherent ability, good humor, and integrit) make him a man the Engineers can ill afford to LL " " NICK " W Company li-2 Company • fa Sergeant (I) Gymnastics 1 1 Fishing Club (3, 1) Academic Coach (3) Shi Club (I) Rifle Marksman toe Hundredth Wight Show ( 1. 3, 1 ) Machine Gun Marksman h y Color Line (3) i Founder ' s Day Show ( ) lirl Academic Coach (3) WILLIAM JOHN NELSON Mil , ukEE. Wisconsin (jmgressinnal. 7th Dist., II MICHAEL EDWARD NICOLETTI Brooklyn, New York At Large 142 Good natured — easy going- college g raduate " Nix " lei liis " tenths " " take can- of themselves while he coached goats. confirmed addicl of the red comforter, he still found time [or liis two hobbies, reading and the " Boodler ' s " . Athletics he tolerated, tactics he boned. The Air Corps is his choice of branch, and his star should soar to the heights of which he is capable of taking it. NIX " " EMMY " Company D-2 Company F-l Corporal (3) Corporal (3) Sergeant ( ) Sergeant ( ) Baseball (4, 3, 1) Gymnastics (1.3. 1) Howitzer (3, 1) Minor " A " (3. 1) Academic Coach (4, . 1.1) Numerals (1) Rifle Marksman eight Lifting Club Air Cadet (3. 1) Catholic Choir {I. 3. 1 Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Can Marksn Air Cadet " Look at Mr. Nolan ' s shoes. Ducrot. " We did — and saw our astounded faces reflected. Marshall had reason to be " sur le bal. " having been a ear at Fort Scott and giving up the position of R. .T. ' .. Corps Commander at UCLA to come to West Point. Marshall was a very conscientious, hard worker at both academics and his o m work. The Air Corps has a good, hard-working man who ' ll go far. ROBERT THARP NIXON Stevens Point, Wisconsin Congressional, 7th Dist. l RSHALL EMERSON NOLAN Los Angeles, California Congressional. 17th hist.. Calif. m Three years at West Point have failed to change his love for the frivolous and gaj side of life. Peering into his more serious nature, one finds a profound student of taeties, and a man who will. without a doubt, make an officer for whom no assignment will he too large. e, who know him. will always cherish his friendship. ' REVEREND " Company H-2 Corporal (3) First Sergeant (I) Basketball ( I ) Pointer (3) , r Manager (3, 1) Rifle Marksman The big jump from balm) California to the cold, grey walls of West Point failed to change Looey, although there has been a struggle. Possessed of a great sense of humor and a sharp wit. his repartee makes him a very personable guy as well as a menace in an argument. His passion lor hot music and radio kept him from being a hive; however, there was never an) possibility oi the academic hoard cheating the arm of a line officer. OEY " Company E-l Ten n is (4) Sergeant (1) Radio Club Track (4, 3) Camera Club Cross-Call nlr y (4) Air Cadet Minor " A " (3) GEORGE RUFORD NORMAN Hardy, Akkansas Congressional, 3rd Dist. ALOYSIUS ARTHUR NORTON Elizabeth, New Jersey Congressional, iiih Dist,, . . . man whose years of nn experience produced an ever -flowing fountain of helpful knowledge lor his classmates; an author whose short stories. sports articles, and dramatic hilari t % broughl is to us all; a cadel whose attitude and man- nerisms made for him a veritable host of friends: this is l. Viewing his accomplishments we know that only success can awail him. Company It-2 Corporal (3) Sergeant Fencing (4) Ratlin Club Plebe Smoker (I) Glee Club (I, 3) Hundredth Wight She (3. 1) Crest and Ring Commitb ( . 3, ) Pointer Staff (3, I) Camp Illumination Committee (3) Head Cheer Leader ( I I Rifle Expert ir Cadet Chuck has the essential attributes of a fighting soldier. He has all the daring, the drive, and the lighting instinct necessary to make him a danger- Iversary on an) battlefield. Although at times he had difficulty with academics, be demon- strated inherent stick-to-it-iveness and ambition that will carry him through any obstacles he may leet. To wish him luck would be redundant, because he will not require luck to succeed. (Ill CK " Company l!-2 II restling (4. 3) Swimming ( ) Weightlif ting Club (J, 3. 1) Hop Manager (4) Camp llluminat,,,,, t ameia Club (I. 3) Rifle Sharpshooter Air Cadet The " Black VceV spirit was considerably dampened thai memorable Jul first with his love for tlic humorous kicks in life temporarily cur- tailed. Yearling and lirst class years found him well ahead of the system with his numerous extracurricular activities. His Irish charm and r jl ability to make friends will make him an out- u ilio standing officer in am branch. I ' alsiall and small time Fagin rolled into men- tality, unit) and physical plurality. Winged of foot, limber of tongue. Obie is a torrent of words, opinions, and advice. Ohio screens his goodness with arch-villainy, but he has saved too main " goals " , played too main impractical jokes, proved himself too often the man —to be other than a real fellow to all of us. Cross Country (1.1) Track (I. 1) Catholic Choir ( . 3, ) Assistant Manager •LATCH " Company D-2 Cheer Leader ( ) Choir (I. 3, 1) Cadet Dance Orchestra ( I. 3, ) Dialectic Society (3, I) Debating Society (I) Color Line CO 1 ' lrhr Smoker (4) 1 1 )tli I, ight Show (4,3, I) Goat Football Rifle Marksman Machine (■ m Marksma . lit Cadet I W1KS KENNETH O ' BRIEN Newport, Rhode Island Senatorial JAMES HARVEY O ' CONNOR Livingston, Montana Congressional, 2nd IHs gjuiel and efficient, Ed ' s ascetic reserve alwa; lananded respect. His high class standing whi crowded the star men was a just reward lor li efforts, man) of which were employed in helpii the " goats " t weather the storm. His level bea and dynamic personality will make liim an exce lent officer and counselor. With him. West Poii was not all in bv the thorough results en, and sons ■ I. he undertook. Ihe best of roommates, the rm getsagoodi Company F-l Corporal (3) Captain (1) Regimental Adjutant Basketball ( f , 3, I) Monogram (3) Camera Club Fishing Club Academic Coach (3. I) Rifle Marksman ' DAVE " Company - Corporal (3) Brigade Supply Offict (I) Choir (3, 1) Academic Coach (3) Color Line (3) Glee Club il. 3) Hundredth Night Shw i ;. 3, I Rifle Expert Machine Cun Marksn Dave will he remembered, long after all else is forgotten, for his cheerful disposition. However, it will be hard to forget his ceaseless energy, his outstanding academic ability, and his desire to help others with their studies. Dave graduates still thinking all other branches were created to support the Field rtiller . and intends to prove EDWIN THOMAS ODONNELL Norwalk, Ohio Congressional. 13th Dist., Ohio DAVID FAYING OTT Osyka, Mississippi Senatorial. Miss. An rin lirai from Dallas with an indomitable will to succeed and become one of (lie " Long Grej Line " . Dunk was the bane of his " TV existence with his unorthodox proofs — but he got results. A " hivev goat " , he combined his infectious humor, his ri ' d comforter, and hard studying lo beat the system. A good friend, soldier, and future general. ' DUNK - Comz Rifle Marksman Machine Cun Marks Air Cadet » M DUNCAN PALMER Dallas, Texas Congressional, 3rd Dist., W. Ya. George likes to make decisions and does his editorial work well, as these hyar pages show. He ' s always read) for a dragging session, either in barracks or to the hop, or is satisfied to pass the time with one of his many pipes and some good music. George ' s efficienc) and good judgment will make him an asset to am arim outfit. TAPPY " Company A-l Corporal (3) Camera Club (I. 3. 1) President (1) Ski Club (4,3, I) Howitzer (4, 3, i ) Company Representative ( . 3) tssociate Editor (3) Clitnr (1) Pointer (- , 3, 1) Debating Society Plebe Smoker (4) Hundredth Night Show (I) GEORGE STEVE PAPPAS l i Mil v. shim;tox Connrvssioniil. Iith Dist. tA. MUNSON HACKETT PARDEE Lynbrook, New York Cougmsinmd. 32ml Hist., .V. 5. luiis came to We i Point, after two years of Ye Olde College life, with a passion for aviation. Nevertheless, be managed to adapt himself i the system, taking what West Point had to offer without losing his own interesting personality. His accomplishments ar from inventing bombs to taming crows. Practical, logical, and possessing unlimited possibilities, Muns will prove a valuable addition to his beloved ir dorps. ' MUNS - ' Company G-2 Sergeant ( ) Choir (4) Dialectic Society (• ) Hundredth Night Sh, Hi Cadet E. C. came north from Duke with his easy-going and mild-mannered ways to make his presence deeply felt within the Corps. Having dropped several rounds to the English Department while a Plebe he blossomed forth as a Yearling by threatening to become a veritable hive. E. C. is best known, however, for his Gibraltar-like stabil- ity and his formidable talent for delivering the goods in a tight spot, the true mark of a soldier. E. ( . " Company B-I Sergeant 1 1 ) Football (3) Intramural Football Championship Team (3) Rifle Marksman Machine Gun Marksman 449 Miami ' s beaches and Everglades gave us lliis Southerner without an accent. Plebe year, he saw his lirsl liea snow, anil made the acquaintance of ice skates by winning the " Southern Sweep, slakes " , Uways promising himself a buck-up, Nels was rather easy-going in everything except his desire to become a good Artilleryman, and in i that lie will certain!} succeed. " A man ' s a man for all that " is the yardstick by which Bob should he measured. Mis nature Has not that lo hack down when against odds: and rank, be it his own or that of another. «a always subordinated to the upholding of his principles and convictions. " Baldy " is a friend that one makes slowly and keeps forever. lUI.DV " NELS " Company ! -- Company D-l tntramural Basketball Sergeant ( ) Championship (4) Fencing (4, 3) Rifle Marksman Cheerleader (I) Machine Gun Marksman Cheerleader " A " Choir (4, 3. I ) Hundredth Wight Sh (3) Color Lino (3) RiJIv Sharpshooter Machine Gun Murks ROBERT WHITE PARKS KST LvKAYETTE, INDIANA Ciiniin-ssiiilllll. _ ' !( Dist.. Tllll. NELS AUGUST PARSON, JR. North Miami. Flo rida Congressional, Ith Dist., Flu. 450 Efrerj weekend found Bud " D " in academics bi pleat} " pro " in his dragging. However, he hit th happ) medium l excelling in athletics, horf and soldier, he lias never lived off an armj post and never wants to. His read) grin and li fisfraightforward manner have made him man friends. Combine tins with his natural militar ability and u have a real soldier. •BUD " Company C-l Corporal (3) Gymnastics (1,3) yumerah (4) Skeet Team (4) Hijh- Sharpshootei Machine Gun Mark, ' DICK " Company HI Corporal (3) Dick came to us well grounded in rm traditions and customs and had vers little trouble in taking West Point in his stride. Uways a true goat, Dick lilt that a tenth pro was a tenth wasted. His care- free manner, his abilit) to make and hold friends, his sinceritj and stability made him " Tops " with his classmates. ALAN L ON PARTRIDGE Governors Island. New York Congressional, 2nd Dist., V C. RICHARD KING PATCH Corpus Christi, Texas Congressional, 7th Dist. Jim broke away from his family ' s tradition of being a newspaperman b coming to West Point. His determination to succeed in whatever he tries pulled him successfully ojver some rough academic bumps during his cadet career and will prove of inestimable value to bini after graduation. His happy Irish face has won him man) friends in the Corps and will make him welcome wherever he goes. ' PAT " Company D-2 Sergeant ( ) U reading ( ■) Camera Club Dialectic Society 1 1 II )lli iglit Slum Construction Q Pointer (3) Air Cadet f JAMES JOSEPH PATTERSON Ossining, New York Senatorial Pat is tlie man that could have out-talked Schehera- zade. Although he was engaged in a struggle with academics and football for three years, nothing could discourage his endless flow of words — whether happy, bitter, caustic, or friendly — in conversation. Pointer, and classroom. Beneath his slightlj globular physique there is a sense of fair- ness tbat will make him an excellent officer. PAT " Company H-2 Sergeant ( ) Football . issociate Editor Pointer (1) Howitzer [3, 1) Associate Biographies Editor, Howitzer (i) Rifle Expert Icademy High Score, l-l Rifle (3) r Numerals (4) Monogram (3, 1) Fishing Club (. ' (. 1) Pointer (1.3, 1) - III M- IVER ll.I.E, BEIRNE PATTON Alabama Sena This handsome son of Kentuck) came to the lililar V.cademj «iili the easy, likeable man- ners i pical of the Blue Crass region. loming ui second best in a bout with the T.D., he was un- able i plaj ar it football until liis Firsl Class year. Leaving a hosl of friends, Bob goes on to win new ones in the rm . JELLY ROLL " Company H-2 Football (4, h Vumerals (4) Major " A " (I) Rijle Sharpshooter ROBERT McINTYRE PEARCE Loi is ii.i.k. Kentucky Congressional, 3rd l i Once Pete starts something all his efforts go into seeing it through. His sincerity makes him cap- able: his sense of humor finishes the job. When Pete was not busy helping someone else he divided his time between the red comforter and dragging, itb his past accomplishments as criterion? Pete ' s friends right full) expect great things from him in ears to come. Track (4) Machine Gun Sharpshootei Rifle Marksmi Lieutenant (I) Cross Cumin y (4) 453 -4t true son of the Iowa plains, with a boyhood , »• spent working on the farm and soldiering with the National Guard, Joe used this experience to good ad antage at West Point. His good-humored and tireless efficiency will ever ad ance his reputation, and are Uncle Sam ' s guarantee of unswerving „, t , - ' « ' ■ lo all throughout Ins lutiire scr ice in the rm . ' m i Pete possesses the uncommon attributes of self- confidence and cock-sureness along with all the congenialitj and hospitalit) that is traditional of his native Arizona. Mis spark and quick wit explain win he is alwavs the center of gatherings large or small. Pete ' s abilit to overcome obstacles with cool-headed efficiency will make him an excellent officer and leader ol men. " PETE " Company 11-2 Corporal (3) Lieutenant ( ) GolJ (4,3, ) umerals ( I Rifle ( I ) Choir ( . 3. ) " IOK " ' Company II -2 Corporal (3) Captain, Regimental Trainin g Officer(i) Track (I) II eightlifting Clul, Fishing Chih Squash Club Catholic Choir (I, 3) Concert Orchestra (I. 3) THORNTON PETERSON Phoenix, Vui ' .I ' ll CARLTON PETRON1 . 3rd Dist., Iowa l,-)l Dee arrived al Wesl Poinl from the famous state of Arkansas with a likeable, eas) -going personality and a great love for music. He was a charter mem- ber of ever) musical organization from the Goal Band to the Concert Orchestra; yel he still found time to absorb enough of West Poinl to assure himself of success throughout his rm GREW " Company I -1 Track (I. 3, 1) Wumerals (■ ) Concert Orchestra ( L 3, ) Dance Orchestra (4, 3, 1) Hundredth Sight Show ( I. 3. I ) Cam,;,, Club (3. 1) Rifle Expert " BILL " Company H.l Corporal (3) Lieutenant ( ) Soccer ( I. 3. I ) Boxing ( I. 3, I ) Icademic Coach ( . 3. I) Fishing Club Chess Club Col,,, Line {I) Rifle Sharpshooter Xfachine Gun Marksman Air Cadet Coming to West Poinl from Ohio and the ir Corns on an Army appointment. Bill was heavilj equipped for success here. His stead) hard work uearl) won him stars and his spooniness easily thwarted the T.D. ( lonscientious and alwa) s good natured, Bill returns to his first love, the ir Corps, assured of the warm friendship of all who knew him. DEE WILLIAM PETTIGREW, JR. Clarendon. Arkansas Congressional, 2nd Dist., Irk. II. 1. 1 l EARL PEUGH Glouster, Ohio Army 455 Joe, a master of " duck talk " , was the proud pos- sessor of vn how legs, " a perfect fit lor the fctorses " , as lie would say. Joe had a yen for thoroughness that made him outstanding in his activities, and will stand by him throughout his career. Joe will never be forgotten, and we realize that we would have to travel Car before we would ever meet a person that we are so proud to call our friend. ' JOE " Company F-I Corporal (. ' i) Football Manager ( . Honor Committee ( ) Rifle Marksman Mississippi gave to West Point a man who often refers to himself as " Mr. Eupora High " , ile never had a serious thought his entire cadet career, and the onl thing that could make him frown was the academic department. His main weakness is si ill women. Topper has made many friends at West Point, and with his many fine qualities, we know he will go far as an officer in the army. TOl ' l ' KR " Company l ' -l Sergeant (I) Camera (Jul, H eightUfting Club Fishing Club Rifle Marksman Machine Gun Maris THOM S 0AKLE1 PHILLIPS, JR. pora, Mississippi Congressional, lili Dist., li i b hai Clemson lust we gained. t an engineer, lnii certainl) n i a goat, Pick came i esl Poinl friendly, sincere, ambitious, and lull of humor. Never absenl from boodle fights, be is always pre- pared to enliven an) occasion with jokes or rat- racing. I aselfish, he is alwa) s willing to help an) - one. be it with a guard tour or a blind drag. TICK " Company IS-. Sergeant ( 1 Fishing Club ItiJIr Marksman ROBERT GIST PICKENS Westminster, Maryland Congressional, 2nd Dist., Vfrf. IS GEORGE EDWARD PICKETT. IV I i kttk hi k. North Carolina Senatorial His family named him George, but the Com named him " Pipe " , and the ' " D-2 " Yearlings called him " The Face. " A terror to the Plebes, he molded many characters at police call. Being horn of a Rebel family, he believed in the infinite beauty of Southern damsels and mint juleps. However, occasional weekends in New York have convinced him that the North has a few good points. After five years at military school, two of them at Y.M.I.. he is read) to make his mark as a soldier. FCHEOPS " Company D-2 Corporal (3) Lieutenant (1) Soccer (4, 3, ) II resding (3, 1) ( adel I hapel Choir (4) Camera Club Where from, Mister? Tennessee, Suh. tru| southern gentleman who never let academy stand in the way of a good bridge game, Kern uas always read) for am kind of fun, and never loo bus) to help a classmate in am difficulty. His easy-going manner and ability to reason to a logical conclusion spell success in his rm Just pull back the redboy and you could always find Peerless, sack-artist supreme. Although hie was slight in build, you could always find him in the inidsi of any rat-race. Never dominated by the system, he always kept ahead of the Vcademic Department. Viler passing the Air Corps exam, he decided to do bis Jap exterminating on the around. ' PEERLESS " feompany l-l Track (3) ' COLONEL " Company 1-2 Sergeant ( ) Pointer (I) Howitzer CI. I) Air Cadet i» In " :■■■■ JOHN CHRISTOPHER PILE Harjdinsburg, Kenticky Congressional, lilt I i KERN PHILLIPS PITTS Fayetteville, Teni ! true West Pointer in phrase, .lack never let system gel the heller of (juiek mind disposed of leaving plenlv of lime for his main for nighth letters to Jinnie. With him merit is second nature; success a hahi k 1 I Company G-l Company Corporal (3) Soccer ( Lieutenant { I) Rifle Exp Rifle Expert lit Cade Machine Con Marksman JACK MURPH POLLIN Lake Forest, Illinois Senatorial This Field Viiillc.N Ural will be remembered as a woman-hater who would drag onl) when he gol the chance which might account for his man) narrow escapes from the clutches of the English Department. Mis nonchalant manner and smiling face are the outer signs of the true nature of this thoroughly eas going file. FREDERICK BRENTON PORTER, JR. Fort Sam Hoi ston, Texas It Large IV) Bringing from the Field Artillery little but unique cuss-words (B " lone il is!, etc.), Pauncho became famous for his 201-file, accjuired an aversion to studying, and made more lirst calls yearling year than as a plebe. He occupied a high place on the " sack ' " ladder and the bead of the Boodler ' s training table. Inefficiency was bis only gripe. VAL EDWARD PR AIIL Kilcore, Texas Congressional, 3rd Dist., Texas I i- i mho- Company 1-2 Corporal (3) Lieutenant (7) Gymnastics (3) Intramural lmi II eightlifting Club Ski Club Fishing Club Radio Club Chess Club Camera (lab Chair (J. 1) l,r Cadet 1 460 Earl) I bed, earl) t rise a practice l " Pug ' s which typifies his behavior in whatever he does. lover of good hooks, la musique classicale, and multi-caloried refreshments; be could take his academics or leave them. Vthletic in thought and then in deed when time allowed, be is lo| s as a roommate and tops as a soldier. KIPPY " Com pan y B-2 Pistol Football (4) Rifle Sharpshooter Camp mumination (1) Machine Can Mark Fishing Club Air Cadet Kayco Max Day Show Kansas has a clever son in Hen — a plainsman whose cherished belief in individual freedom three years of West Point have only served to strengthen. Himself an individualist. Hen tempers an) tendencies toward arrogance with stronger qualities of humor, democracy, and reason. His square jaw means determination; his talents at bridge, chess, and repartee mean good fellowship. BEN " Company (, l 1 resiling ( I) 1 00th Night She Program Committee {3) Regimental Clerk (3) lir Cadet THOMAS KKN RAGLAND, JR. Hutchinson, Kansas Congressional. Tth Dist., Kar, West Poinl ia North Carolina State— with a minimum of effort and a maximum of noise. [Je managed to sta) at the top in academics. Natural- l talkative, he could always tell a hetter storj than yours. Knee injuries slowed him down t one of the pampered pets on " I! " squad football. The Air Corps will probabh train him in a B-17. With one loot in the sack and the other in the social whirl. Bobb) easil) side-stepped all the pit- falls that the Academic Department and T.I). had to oiler. crack swimmer, he found that Corps squad took loo niueh lime from social activities. Mild indifference, a read) firin. and novel ideas on ever) thing made him indispensable as a friend. Numerals ( ) II reading l.ii Lacrosse (4) Intramural I acrosse Championship (. ' () Intramural II ater S5cc Championship icademic Coach Sunday School Teachei (3, 1) Howitzer Representativ, (umimnv I -I Football (4, 3) Track (3) Hundredth Mght (I. .() Icademic Coach Handball Club lir Cadet r ,W lii lr Expert (3) Machine Gun Marks lir Cadet ROBERT PAUL REAGAN viomo. Texas Congressional at Large OWEN THORNTON REE ES Raleigh, North Carolina Congressional, lili Dist. ■ I) .ever lets us forge,. 1 usty hails from Southern (. ' ; i us forget. Three ye aire " have failed to diminish .ndreaih wit. V quid Plebe, a rowd) Yearling. ,.„! a e ,.rin,w I ' irsi Classman, he never found d a serious First .lassma ■ilher Academics or the T.D. difficult to handl. VII in all. a g I wife, friend, and officer. , DUSTY " Company D-I Swimming (4, 3) Polo (4) Rifle Marksman Machine Can Marks lir Cadet " BOODLER " Company H-2 Corporal (3) Lieutenant ( ) Football ( ) Track (4, 3) Fishing (Jnh Weightlifting Club Rifle Sharpshooter (3) Because of his quiet nature, " li Her ' " was probabl) more shocked than the rest of u h Beast Barracks. As soon as he could receive b lie from home though, his outlook on life brightened. Being generous almost to a fault, B Her was always willing to help others with academies or h taking their jobs on the dut) roster. KM. I ' ll II. CII RHODES San Leandro, California HOW RD DE RICH IO)S Stratford, Nkh iouk Congressional, 30th l i-t. The Citadel ' s loss was ur gain when Dust} entered these gra stone walls. The fig] I with academies developed into a miniature war or this true member of the old Southern Aristoera y,but his academic battles were interspersed wi h ever victorious Grant Hall ea mpaigns. Ever) one is Dusty ' s friend and no one can ever doubt lis real success. " 1)1 STY " Company G-l II r siting (4) Hop Manager Pointer Representati Gift Repre Riflr Mar Machine .lit Cadet sentative csman ,un Marl. Born and bred in New Hampshire. Robbie brought to West Point a New England accent and a sharp Yankee wit. Tempering both with a cheerful, pleasing smile won him man) loyal friends. Conscientious, versatile, and considerate of others, Vern will make the Arm.) an excellent officer as long as his hair stays out of his eyes. •ROBBIE " Company HI Basketball ( I ) Track (4) taxing (4) Ithletic Representative a. i) Rifle Marksman Machine Gun Marksme li, Cadet VERNON EVERETT ROBBINS Dover. New Hampshire Sraaimial. . II. inything saiil ma In ' I ■ • I • I against I hut Robb) has several good |n i n is. He ' s generous to a fault, from handing out skags to blind drags. n [nfantn Brat, Ik ' s turning down a rifle for a pair of wings. His three interests in life are his (). .(t.. jive li James, and his red comforter. LJsmaj ' s loss is the Army ' s gain. Robbj will give them what the nam. Sergeant { I I Lacrosse I I, I I Fencing (4, 3) Soccer (4) Choir (I, 3, I) 100th Sight Shi Fishing Club (3, I) Diligent application together with the willing help of his intellectual wives will doubtlessly rank Robbie into his beloved Engineers. A Southerner by birth and more so by belief. Robbie liked to think of himself as a " spoony file " and a hard headed one no doubt of the latter. It is just this hard-headedness and determination that will propel him to the top. ' ROBBIE " Company .1-2 Corporal (3) First Sergeant (J) Fencing (4) iinvrals (4) tratlemic Coaih ROBERT BOM) ROBINSON RICHMOND, VlRGlNH Congressional Hiick was one of those men who didn ' t worn too much about being military. Not indifferent, he jnsl took things in stride. One of the few who could whistle at reveille during the Gloom Period, lie always got a langli out of life. Buck will always be a valuable asset to whatever outfit he ' s with. Tex bebeves in finding things out for himself, and letting others do likewise. His favorite trick is to give his roommate a wrong assignment and then wait and watch him storm at firs I call. In spite of this trait. " Tex " is a man to he trusted and respected — one who will always do the right thing at the right time. TEX " S,; ,„il { 1 ) Camera Club Squash Club Rifle Warksm l tini mllY (.-Z Sergeant ( ) Cross Country (I. 3) lir Cadet ROBERT MORRIS RODDEN Abilene, Texas Congressional, I7ih Dist.. Tex DIXON CARLK ROGERS Fayette, Missouri Wational Guard typical of his ability to " com iressure is mi was Harry ' s s ' possible " in the prone po through " whc ■xpert rifleman. Efficient at all times, and con- scientious in Ins work, with the background ul ' a ' G.I. " and an " Arim Brat. " Ilar.v is bound to nake a good officer in his chosen branch, the nfanm HI K ' C pany ■ ' - • Sergeant (1) Trunin ( I Hundredth ight Sht (3) Gadet Chorus (.il Rifle Expert Murium- Gun Marks Company l - Choir (4,3, I) Rifle Expert II VRIO LOVEJOI ROGERS, III l IDISON, WlSCONSl Senatorial, Mm " Hob " comes from the mountains of Yirginm : his P.C.S.: King College. He ran into a little difficulty at first hut his ability t take everything calmlj an.l unhurried!) carried him through the trials of academics. One of the besl swimmers theAcademj has seen, hut his rcd-bo proved too great a temp- tation. Hob ' s stead) and pleasant disposition will earn him far. ROBERT KjELIA ROf III Rristol, irginia Congressional, vtli Dist.. I a. 167 Hopoid, hoodie bound, and red comforter star, " iv " came to West Point out of the Black Mills of South Dakota. His nimble fingers on the keys will long be remembered by the jive artists. With bis heart set on flying, bis diligent work should perpetuate his nickname. Quick-witted and good- ROBERT LOUIS KOYEM. JR. Vermillion. Soi tii I) m t Senatorial Inn ;d. " Ace " alua s has his little niche % ilh ACE " Company IS-2 Intramural Lacrosse Championship (3) Hundredth Wite Show ( k 3, 1 ) Cadet Chapel Choir ( I, 3, 1 ) Cadet Dance Orchestra i ;. 3, 1 (, ' » „ • Line ( . 3) Election Committee (3, ) Plebe Smoker (4) Air Cailcl 468 Football (3, ) Baseball (I. 3, 1) Wumerals II resiling, ( , ) For the nth time an obnoxious yearling growled, " Mr. Rudelic, you baven ' i got wrinkle one. " N i«k asked, " Ml right, sir? " Nick has been hard on the lacs, and vice versa. Who dominated whom will always be a good question. His indomitable spirit lias won him Corps-wide recognition. His unbeatable fighl will win him the high place he deserves in the arinv. Concert Orchestra Choir Rifle Sharpshooter Mm him- (■iin ln, Sal came to ns after serving a three-year hitch in the 14th Cavalry. His athletic prowess in high school brought him all-state football honors. Throughout his days here he has been a decided asset to many Army teams. His sense of humor and sincerity have won for him innumerable friends. The Corps is losing an all-around good man. Company 1-1 Corporal (. ' ) Captain ( ) Football I . 3, 1 Basketball { I. :i. 1 1 Track ( . 3) Plebe Smoker Rifle I vpert 4ir Cadet 169 Coming from the picturesque mountains of Colorado, Sam proved his ability to lake what was dished out. His many tales. Iiis enthusiasm about outdoor life, his natural athletic ability, and his systematic efficiency made his eadet days er carefree. V deep sincerity of purpose and a won- derful disposition will make his career in the rra a successful one — good luck. Sam. Coming from the lulls of West Virginia, Chuck has surprised everyone with his superior abilities in Academics, on the sports fields, and at the hops. Slow, g l-natured, and a friend to all, he is a high-ranker who appreciates life and will carry on in the service with a sincere regard lor his re- sponsihililies ami with ih,- ability to do all things well. UCK " ' SAM " Company D-l Company A-l Corporal (3) Supply Sergeant (1) Sergeant (I) Football (1) Boxing ( ) Lacrosse (1.3. 1) Football {I, 3. 1) Camera Club (1. 3, I) umerals ( ) Major - " icademie Coach (3) Rifle Expert Machine Can Sharpshooter Air Cadet ill vHEES WILLIAM SAMPSON Logan, est Virginia Congressional, 6th hist.. II . I ROBERT WARREN SAMUEL JlNCTroN, Colorado Congressional. Ilh Dis " " uUiJ I ree years of Hell-on-the-Hudson aever turned n ' s thoughts awaj from Arizona cactus, deserts I women. " Tin school " experience, military m: and a level head gave him high academic I tactical rank. Boodling, dragging, arguing, and pensit) for poopsheets made his life here Cull I merry. The Armored Force gets a man who is ind to get ahead. ■GOPHER GUS " Company ll-l Corporal (3) Lieutenant ) Swimming ( ) Howitzer [I. 3, I) Chess Club (I. 3) Plebe Smoker Rifle Marksman Machine Gun Marks KKIV J ■ Company C2 Sergeant (I) Squash Club (3, , Fishing Club (3) Rifle Expert Air Cadet " Marrin " .lawn " brought with him to West Point the pride and admiration for his home state thai ever) Texan has. Despite his easy going Southern manner, he has the knaek of getting tilings done quickly and efficiently with a minimum amount of wasted effort. Generous and down-to-earth. John offers a friendship which his wife feels fortunate in having. I.DW KI) WORTOHINGTON SWH ELL, JR. PHOENIX, -Vrizona Senatorial, Irizuna JOHN SANDERS Center. Texas Congressional 471 Dorsej lias been the perfecl wile, good-natured and always willing to help his classmates at am lime. His natural aptitude for higher education has always given him plentj of time to indulge in his favorite pastime — " dragging. " Dependable and conscientious, Dorsey will go far in the rm . •D-SQUARE " Company Gr2 Sergeant (1) Choir (4, 3, 1) Rifle Marksman His rea .ml abili ,hil ih any subject under discussion has made " Hoots " a much sought-after companion. A ear at the University of Illinois enabled him to sta well pro and so he turned for amusement and relaxa- tion to reading good books and dragging pro wom- en. His inherent understanding of men will be a valuable asset to him in later vears. ROOTS ' Company II -1 liattaliim Sergeunl Major Squash Club (3. 1) Chess Club (I) Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gunner, _W Class BKl TON HI RKE SCHARDT East St. Lot is. Illinois Congressional, 22nd l i l.. III. :-i ( lalm, cool, and collected " Skell) ' " is a character within a character. visil to hie room would invariably find him reading a good ! k in a nearl) horizontal position. Ii is diffieull to de- termine which interests hitn most, liis arm) career or an Irish lass back in Wisconsin; however, one iikin rest assured thai he will be equall) successful in both undertakings. Company H-2 Sergeant ( I ) Hundredth Wight Show Fishing Club (4,3, 1) tir Cadet Telling tales out of school about his women, or persuasively pieturing the advantages of visiting his Pops place in Philly. Ralph was always a convincing talker. He had no smooth ways with academies though, and mains the weekend he dragged none but his Chem book or Phil poop- sheets. If hard working habits are good habits. Ralph will be a success. ' SKEE- ' Company 1-2 Sergeant (I ) Soccer Wumerah ( ) Minor " 1 " (3) Captain ( ) Rifle Sharpshooter Possessing boundless energj and the abilit) to grasp a lesson quickly. Bob easil) won higl ►- . academic and tactical distinction. In his spare lime " S| ny " Sellers polished equipmenl and helped numerous goats over the hurdles of mathematics and Spanish. His industry, read) wit. and a disposition as irrepressibh sunny as his native California, gained for him the admiration and friendship of all. Jimin) came to the Point with the shadows of shavetail bars on his shoulders and the ink scarcely dry on a B.S. from Mississippi State. Irked in New Cadet Barracks b) slighting refer- ences to the scholastic abilities of M ississippians. Jim determined to refurbish his state ' s reputation. el he was never too busy to help a classmate or to make an argument interesting. I IV " IKE " Qompany G-l darporal (3) Company 1-1 Corporal (3) Stars (4,3, I) Sergeant ( ) tcademic Coach (4, . ' , 1) Fishing Club (3, ) Football Statistician ( . :i i Howitzer (3. 1) Lacrosse (4) Honor Committee ( ) lir Cadet Machine Gun Marks non Rifle Expert I NIKS FRANKLIN SCOGGIN, JR. Sr lik li.i.K. Mississippi Congressional. 1st Dist.. Mi: ROBERT CAREY SELLERS Los Angeles, California Congressional, Kth Dist. „ ! " W here there ' s a rat-race look for Selton! " Here ' s a man who knew that success ai I smaj would lak,- work; and work he did. Bui when he Eel! out, |„. fell oul hard. M -n enjoyed his pranks and conversation, and all will have pleasant memories of the " mess-hall problem child " " .- The fighting anm gets a fighter. -BOB " " BOB " reliable authoritj on little-known statistics and Company B-2 Compan orporal (3) Track ( v 11-2 facts. Huh never «as so engrossed in studies that Lieutenant (1) Cross (. Track (4. 3. 1) untry(4) he became a bore. This trait gained for him respect Numerals (1) in argument and a reputation as an authority. Cross Country (4, 3, 1) amerals ( ) With a fine idea of propriety, Bob has been an Cadet Concert Orchestra excellent example to his fellow-cadets and will Pointer Representative undoubtedl) be the same lor his men. Fishing Club (3, I) Citrus Club (4) Rifle Sharpshooter ROBERT W. SELTON ROBERT FRANCIS SHANNON •orkst Mill.-.. I, dm; Island. N. V. Omgrrssiniinl. L ' Oth Dint.. . ) . A losing battle with the Math Department his first year gave Joe the star on his bathrobe. But, bis friends account that fact to his unusual knack for teaming up with the boys. Yes sine capable, all- able and dependable, Joe is ever) inch the typical Texan. The Academy has been his only alma mater, and nowhere do we find a belter rm rooter. You seldom miss Joe at Vrmy games, and we must admit, he disappointed many of us h not turning out for yell leader. Friendships formed with men of Joe ' s caliber make rm life most enjoyable. ' JOSE " Company ( ' ■- Sergeant (I) Swimming ( I) «% SEPH RICH KI)S SHELTON, JR. n viom( . Texas Senatorial A " local yokel " who left the cypress swamps, the Citadel, and a commission, to see civilization. His red h air, southern accent, athletic abilities, and omnipresence at rat-races made him known to all. - a wife. Kastus " generosity and honesty rated him tops, and the conveyance of his personality to his correspondence brought the mail dragger as a daily visitor. RASTUS " Company E-2 Numerals (4) Sergeant (1) Pointer (X 1) Football ( 1, 3) Kayco May l),n (1 Lacrosse (4, 3) Rifle Marks,,,,,,, o i ] (OHM.III S SHEPARD, .11!. Smi tiii ii- 1 ii. North Carolina Senatorial ,1 Hill lor their r imate. Thej knew he was the perfecl wife: thoughtful, understanding, non- argumentative. Mild-tempered, yel military, Bill lias his own novel approach h the questions: • " hat branch? " " What girl? " Sharp and atten- tive to detail, but always soft and polite of man- lier, he gets mosl joy out of classical singing. mpanyH-1 rgeant (1) Fencing (4, 3, ) Chapel Choir (4. 3, 1) Boh is the kind of man that makes a perfect wile always cheerful and possessed of a smile and a sense of humor thai can ' t be beaten. Despite academic pressure, he found time for extra-curri- cular activities, and was never too bus) for read- ing his wife ' s " podunks " . Boh is a grand guv. a perfect friend and is surelj destined to become a line soldier. BOB " Company F-2 Corporal (3) Lieutenant ( 1 Cross Country (4) Numerals (4) Truck (4, 1) Numerals ( I Choir (I. 3, I) Hundredth Sight Sho (3) Camera (Jul, liijlr Expert Air Cade t 477 " I5o " is a true Missourian. Coming t West Point with little knowledge of the Vcademy and its way of life, lit- was quick to learn. No one knows better than lie the value of the Red Hoy. The nl other interest thai outdid this diversion was his " ( . . . " ' In his words. " l inspiration. ' A genuine person and a gentleman always. ; !i.if.J ' i ' v - , jn,| i-haraii ' - ' Three ears of military training have not changed Dave ' s ready smile and hearty laughter. Popular with all. only the Mathematics Department Tailed to appreciate him. A natural athlete, an injury suffered in pre-West Point davs prevented his participating in sports, his first love. His honor and loyalty, as well as his love of competition, brand him as a definite asset to the (loins. I, ' Company LI Color Sergeant (I) Football (I) Track (I) Pistol Sharpshoote Rifle Marksman ' BOBO " Company 11 1 Stafl Sergeant ( ) Golf (4) Chess Club (I) Rifle Sharpshooter l) II) LINTON SILVER, JR. Clayton. New Jersey Congressional, l-i Dist. JOHN MILLS SIMMONS St. I.oi is. Mismhri Senatorial, Mo. ffinny is a true Vrmj Brat, fter spending a year as a G.I.. he came to Wesl Point where he has made inan) friends, and lias done much t« make il„. Hundredth Nighi Shows go over. Heisalover oi all aature and has an exquisite taste for femin- ine beauty. Infantry is Lenny ' s branch his high ladies standing shows his desire and interesl for this branch. He will become an excellent officer a born leader of men with an admirable personal- SLENNY " Company F-2 Scrii,;mt i 1 ) Pistol (3) Soccer ( ) Hundredth Wight Sho (I. 3} Chfiss (lid, (I) Sunday School Truth (3) ' Fishing Club (3) Rifle Marksman Camera Club ( . 3, ) Expert Rifleman n e ' x-soldier, Hal entered the eadem to be- come a good officer. The by-products of (his friends. Mis relaxed a reading, participation the general ' s game, chesi real soldier, and his h. lery. nls show an interesl in thletics, and in pla ing s. Hal is a true friend and a lions the Field rlil- I LEONARD HENDERSON SIMS, JR. Butler, Georgia Honor School HAROLD BLACKWOOD SLOAN ishington, D. C. Il Large m ir lorps! . .( ).! Sack! You have a s dopsis of Smith in thai order. The sailing was smooth in all three, for he is an air corps brat, a handsome devil, and has enough common sense and natural abilitj to cope with anj academic problem. Effici- ent and easy-going, courteous and military, that is Smitty, an officer and a gentleman. " SMITTY " Company C-2 Corporal (3) Supply Sergeant ( ) Fencing ( . 3, I ) Numerals (I) Lacrosse (4) Hundredth Wight She Ticket Committee (1.3. 7) Fishing Club tir Cadet With a personality and smile that can ' t be beat, Smitty is a carefree, happy-go-lucky guy from Reno, who makes a lifelong friend of everj one he meets. (Maybe that ' s what ' s kept him away from the Batt Board!) Although where the weaker sex is concerned he is a master, his love of the Air Corps makes him forget all else, and is sure to lake him to the top. " SMITTV Company C-l Sergeant (I) Track (I) Wumerals i Ski Club (I) Rifle Marksman DRKW Ml. I! till I SMITH Kk.no. Nevada Congressional at Large Xlicr two years at the I aiversit) of Texas, Fred left the Lone Star State to trj his luck ai West Point. Umost immediateh he gathered aboui liiin a group l lifelong friends admiring lii sincerity, enjoying his wit, ami grateful for lii academic coaching. Although a (rue " hive " Fred scorned the Engineers, preferring the life of an artilleryman his one and onh love Captain (I) Stars (3) Swimming (4) Pointer ( I) tcademic Coach (I. 3) Lee is a personality of many facets. Individuality marks his thinking with a refreshing perspective: his actions with directness. Aggressive, he fails in nothing be wills to do. Human understanding. versatility, and adaptability give him a confident approach to every si tuation. These few character- istics onlv silhouette Lee. but they make him a pleasant companion, loyal " wife " , and more. UK. " Com wny li-1 Sunday School Teacher Sergeant (I) (.3,1) Wrestling (I) Debating Society (I) Tennis ( ) Hundredth ( l( Shot, tssistanl Cadet Host (3) 0) In,, emic Clinch (I, 1) Air Cadet FOSTER LEE SMITH l)i hint, Okxahoma Congressional, 1st Dist., hid. Being Steve ' s wife was an unforgettable exper- ience. Vi one time a sympathetic friend; at another a scornful wife: that was Steve. Gifted with an argumentative spirit and a clever tongue, he al a s got the host of his r nmalcs in argu- ments. A connoisseur of good loud and drink, and patron of the arts. Steve has a full, livel) career ahead. Horn and reared in the Cavalry, as is proved by his ability on the polo field, Smitty will enter the Mechanized Cavalrv. II " ' is hivey, athletic, no fileboner, and capable of finishing what he sets out to do. Always read) to do anything that suggests action. Smitty ' s graduation will be a definite gain for the Cavalry. Cadet Lecture C (3) •mnullr, STEVE " Company F.l Sergeant ( 1 Sunday School T (.?. n Gift Committee {I Machine .nn Exi Rifle Sharpshooter (3) ROBERT ALFA VNDER SMITH I ' oht Smith. Vi k ns s I ' midrntiul STEPHEN HARRISON SMITH Washington. D. C. Honor School ' li.-n lli eu 1. or est Point ' s rigors lie began three hectic years of work- ing, sleeping, and struggling t make assembly. Few cadets tune equalled the wittiness ami fre- i guenc) of his penetrating comments of women, I politics, and " the system. " Beneath liis devil- may-care exterior lies an idealism which promises a fien and successful future. KNELL " " BEV " Company C-2 Company B-2 Sergeant (1 ) Corporal (3) l( eight Lifting Club Lieutenant (1) (3, ) Slurs ( ; ) Choir {1. 3, 1) Soccer ( ) Rifle Sharpshooter Ski Club (1) Air Cadet 100th Wight Slum- (I) Icademic Coach ( . 3) Rifle Marksman WALTER HUGH SNELLING Albuqleroi k, New Mexico Cimfiri ' ssiunal After living through a plebe year of comparative retirement, Bev found that Recognition had made some changes. During Yearling days friendl) dis- cussion or argument with his roommates became a favorite pastime, which along with the expira- tion of " spec " , contributed to his loss of stars; although not to the loss of an O.A.O. the first oighl of Furloueh. BEVERLY CARR ADINE SNOW. JR. Fort Belvoir, Virginia District J Columbia 483 Anyone who is Duty Roster Man for three years and who not only escapes unscathed but even retains the respect of his classmates nnisl be endowed with uncommon virtues. Barney, af- fectionately called " The Mole " (see above), has consistently acquitted himself with distinction. witness stars and stripes. Strangel) enough, be- neath his front of rather staggering efficiency, reposes a trulj basic friendliness, and who is to sa which is the more important attribute? Company F-2 Stars ( ) Corporal (3) Coach (1, 3) Lieutenant, Battslion , (I. 3 Adjutant (1) Machine (.an 1 Air Cadet Expert Scott, sincere and good natured. is smarter than most, better looking than most, and is one of those rare personalities who can make cadet life pay dividends. He ranked well academically, although he spent most of his time dragging, writing letters, indulging in a variety of athletics, and frequenting the " Red Boy " . Scott ' s conscientiousness in ever) thing he does will carr_ him far in the coming vears. SCOTT " Company C-2 Sergeant ( ) Soccer ( ) Fishing (Jul, Handball CI ah First Class Hoard oj Governors « J I BERNARD SOHN ois Congressional at Large, III. INI I ELD SCOTT SOLOMON, III :e, Rhode Island Congressional, 1st Hist.. R. . 484 Two years at " poep " school and one at M.I.T. prepared Kill for aver) successful academic career. Possessed with a keen sense of humor and a re- markable capacity for thoroughness he embodies all those qualities which the phrase " West Pointer " connotes. At graduation among his compensations «ill be the host of friends that he has made in his Slav at the cadem . CD ch ( ■, 3, 1) Fishing Club (3. 1) Chess Club (I) Squash Cluh (3, I) Gift Representative (4, 3, 1) llmi iIzit Rrpresentative (3,1) Kijh- Sharpshooter Mm liinr Can Marksman A spirit of " take things as they come " has always been the " Swami ' s " motto. Constantly flirting with the T.D., Eddy ' s seeming indifference was only his desire for an easv-going, good time. BoOdlers, blind drags, and Mill Top Charlie ' s were his nemesis. His two years in the Army should be a foundation and his temperament a cornerstone to success in the Air Corps. SWAMI " Company G-2 Sergeant (I) Lacrosse (4) Rifle Marksman Machine Gun Marksman Air Cadet 485 The fighting son of a fighting lather, the same combatant spirit t hut lias won Charlie renown on the tennis courts has kept him hovering around the first sections each year. However, academies and that tremendous correspondence were never able to interfere with his desire to hear " the lateei record. " Three years at the Academy have left their stamp on Charlie, and the odds are that be will leave his stamp on the army. Straight from Uaska ' s gold mines to West Point came this tall, good looking, husky athlete. Possessor of a great sense of humor and the ability to make friends easily, he has won the respect, admiration, and friendship of all his elassmates. A sure bet in any branch; his high sense of duly and honor will carry him to the top. BRUCE INGLE STAS I CR Anchorage, Alaska Delegate Dimond (Alaska) )CK " " CHARLIE " Company 11-2 Company F-2 Sergeant (I) Sergeant (1) Football (4, 3) Tennis (4, 3) Boxing (4, 3) Numerals (4) Rifle Marksman Track (3) B.A.R. Marksman Lacrosse (4) Chess Club . tcademic Coach (3, i) Sunday School Teacher Fishing Club Rifle Marksman Machine Can Marksma B.A.R. Marksman CHARLES LOWNDES STEEL, JR. Davidson, North Carolina Honor Sclmol ,; : i JirWa fetef, " beloved bj all for his sharpness of wit hailed our Vcademj from far off Notre Dam.- ami CI IA ER. Sweat, I.I I. and toil were given bj " Stef " to I. is athletics and work within ill. cc Jl, Cups. His moilo was. " Win. ' t.. make mi- merry. soii» lo make me tarry, and blind drags to makt , me worry. " Although often at odds with ill. dike A tli vf.2 knwW OatM Tactical Department, " Ste f ' V " success in the Air Corps is certain. ' SI 1.1 " BILL " Company l ' -2 Company l.-l Corporal (J) Cor parol (3) First Sergeant (1) Captain. Regimental Baseball (4, 3) Commander ( ) Basketball (4, 3) Lacrosse (4, 3) Football (3) Numerals (4) Squash Club (3) Track (4) King Committee (4, 3) Rifle Marksman Air Cadet Air Code! EUGENE QUIRN STEFFES East Chicago, Indiana Congressional, 1st Dist., Ind. Kill stood out as a |eader the first week lie was at West Point, ks first ranking man yearling summer lie marched the Corps and became known as the " Little Hup " . Academics bothered him only slightly after lour honor years at college, so he spent most of bis time coaching others. - a roommate, he was tops. WILLIAM ELBERT STEGER Siikkvki ' Ort. Louisiana Senatorial Before coining here Otto spent three years learn- ing the ways of the world in the office of the " Easton Express. " Consequently, upon arrival he didn ' t succumb to the universal cadet activity but devoted his energies to more worthwhile pursuits. A true friend, he was never too lazy to help a class- mate nor too busy to coach a goat. ' ( ). .- liiifi ( . 3, 1 ) Club (I. 3.) Academic Coach (4, 3. 1) Rifle Expert Here is an on-th ■-ball file from llllSI instr uctive and regimentive days of the Nati nal Guard of the State of Massac msetts. Steve 1 tas a Iways been proud to sav that Massachusetts is th ■ only State that has weather like West Point Bos ton may, as he says, be the home of the most b ■aul ful girls but she can also boast a feather in her cap t ii 1 a star in her flag for one ( f New Englanc ' s own. " STEVE " ' Company C-l Lacrosse ( 1) Debating Society (3) Ski Cluh I 1. 3) Can Che. Rifl era Cli s Club Expe, b(3) (4,3,1) JOHN CLARENCE STEVENS Boston. 1 vss wiiii sktts at ional Guard The South ga c up its sunshine when it sent us ,liintii . Ilr s real . . . the most genuine person we know ami the most refreshing. hen he smiles he radiates heal, light, and good-will. Athlete, soldier, and gentleman, liis fine qualities are legion. Hut (a word to the wise) keep him awa from your O.A.O.: lie ' s good at women. JIMMY " Company III Corporal (3) Wrestling ( ) Gymnastics ( , 3) ' Sumerah (I) Howitzer Staff (1) Hundredth Vight SI,,,, II. 3. I) I ' lebe Smoker ( I) Color Line (3) Fishing Club (3, 1) Chess Club (4) Rifle Marksman Knowing exactly what he wanted, Bill came to West Point from the Army. His cadet days have shown that he is a thorough soldier, a real friend, and a perfect roommate. When not studying he relaxed to play lacrosse and write long letters to California. Bill ' s friends know him as a worker; the Service will know him for his efficiency. BILL " Company B-l Corporal (3) Captain, Regimental Supply Officer (I) Lacrosse (4, 3) umerals ( ) Monogram (3) Catholic Chapelt shei I I) Ski Hub (3) Rifle Marksman Machine Can Marksman Not Three years of the Infantry prepared Hob for the life of a cadet. His personality soon won him many friends, and his ability to drag pro consistently lias always been a source of wonder. Always ready for fun if it does not interfere with duty, his return to the Infantry will please all men who have known him. ROBERT HOMER STKE 1KER Cincinnati, Ohio Army smile and knack lor amiable pereonaht) s any English P. c story-telling have spread his vcr manv different spheres. an tell you. John, an expert ' liiiiulii " - ' Liliduilum ' on Panama, is nevei at a loss for B.S. material. Lirtinifiil. N lli abilities in Academics arc varied, but his fcyiarnunoll ability to drag pro is unquestioned. Lai to Id ' BOB " Company »- Corporal (3) Lieutenant (I) Golf (1. 3) Numerals (4) Sunday School Teacher " SULLY " Company C-2 Plebe Smoker (4) Fishing Club (1) Rifle Sharpshooter Air Cadet 1 Dupim !•- 1 twCouMn ( ImlhJki (3, 1) Similar School Superintendent (1) Senior Host la 1 isiting Teams (I) Mubm JWntGn If Howitzer Staff Rifle Expert JOHN STEPHEN SULLIVAN, JR. Highland Park, Illinois Congressional hew, ■Bdift ,,, Human nature is an interesting stud) and here is a delightful volume. He is i varied a personal it) to be classified and he is too much lor est Point to regiment. Being a too happy Irishman made a four vear man of him, but I ' at alwa) s gets the job id to hell w illi the worrv. PAT " Company E-2 Corporal (3) Lieutenant (I) Cross Country (4) Gymnasium (4) Track (4, 3, 1) Kayco May Day Rifle Marksman Machine Gun Marks Air Cadet, ' JOHNNY " Company B-2 Track (4) Debating Society (I, 3. 1) Cadet Chapel Choir (.4,3, I) Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Marksman Air Cutlet WILLIAM RANDOLF SULLIVAN J (K-o . Mississippi Confircssinmd. Tilt Ih Out of tli - Midwest, via old " F " Company. Johnny game to ns in the Corps reorganization yearling summer. Since then he has kept us amused with his antics the last minute before formations. Despite difficulties with the Tactical and Academic Departments and his innumerable femmes. Johnny has kept smiling and been a loyal and able wife. Conscientious, he cannot help but make an excellent officer. JOHN LEON SUSOTT ElbeRFEU), Im i v Congressional, Hth Dist., Ind. If you want the latest poop, a Math problem work- ed, or our feinme .snaked, drive around to Geevy. Dependable, versatile, an unexcelled cook of pilfered Mess Hall edibles, lie still remained a close buddy of Morpheus. Sixty words can " t describe him, hut if you have a hard job you want done well, let George do it. GEEVY- Company B-l Academic Coach (4, 3, 1) Pistol Sharpshooter Air Cadet A fiend for dancing— though he hibernated a year to bone USMAY — Hop made hops a marathon of energy and exuberance. WP highlights: Private conferences with the T.I), and Cadet Hostess — academic record a cycloid curve— an Indiana blonde miniature be-no ' d further dragging after Yearling year. To his closest friends. Hop will always be the best in consideration, understand- ing, and sincerity. HOP " Company IC-2 Hundredth Night Slum Corporal (3) (I. 3. 1) Sergeant ( ) Color Line (3) Lacrosse ( ) Kayco Mav Day Show Pointer Contributor (I) (4. 3, 1) Air Cadet 492 MOW VKI M WII.I.T SI MONS Mil w UPOLIS, Imii vn ational Cuard HOW Mil) NELSON TANNER. JR. Clearwater, California Congressional, I8ih IHst.. Calif. ! THOMAS McKEE TARRLEY Qumcv, Illinois Congressional, 15th Dist. - f . 141 Mis name is Howard; ii should be Falstaff. Pun- ning comes second nature to him, and surprisingh his |)ims arc good. His personality and disposition, like the state from which he hails, arc sunny. His always being read to help a classmate, often to his own inconvenience, makes him a valued friend. Like a good Californian, he shivers in temperatures below seventy. Our wishes. Howie. for good fhing. HOWIE " Company F-2 Cadet Dance Orche Sergeant ( ) (4, 3) Basketball (4, 3. 1) Color Line (3) Monogram (3, 1) 100th Nile (4) Cadet Concert Orchestra Rifle Sharpshooter (4, 3) Air Cadet Tarn, favored son of Quincy, lias made man) friends at the Academy with his quick wit and cheerful manner. No da would he complete with- out one of his stories about Quincy or fratcrnitv life. With a pre-med background he had trouble with plebe math, but with some pre-turnoul bon- ing he passed this crisis. His love of the outdoors and ready adaptability will make Tarp a real field soldier. TARP " Company I -I Sergeant (1) Golf (4) Steel ( . 3) Fishing Club Rifle ilarksm fr Fou of I iii school and two first years of college prepared Pete lor West Point. Nothing bothered him. academies, make-list, or women. Me divided his spare time between cross country, ' the track, the sack, and a girl on the side. Pete, air corps, and Texas went sell together: he ' ll look plenty handsome with those wings and Air ( iorps Don has been very bus) every day, dividing his me fairly well between the red boy, ice cream, ind calculus. Reading Boccaccio was his favorite tastime. If you ever get into a bull session with lim. be careful, because he really knows his facts, le should be wearing stars, but that red boy has »een his nemesis. ' DON " Company F-2 Sergeant (I) Chess Club (4. 3) Rifle Marksman ' PETE " Company F-2 Corporal (3) Sergeant (I) Cross Countr, (I) Numerals ( ) Track (1. 3. 1) Rifle Sharpshooter Air Cadet DONALD FOSTER THOMPSON Ei. Paso, Texas Army PIERRE ANTHONY TISDALE Frankfort, Kentucky Honor School The mosl favored plebe, the mosl soireed yearling righi! lie u.i eompan) clerk. I fficiencj and thoroughness paved his wa and will continue serve him. lie was in the arm) before esl Point, where perhaps he developed his strongest asset, determination to see a thing through. He merits lour admiration, both now and always. •JOHNNY " Company ll-l Corporal (3) Lieutenant ( ) Rifle (4) Numerals (4) Rifle Expert •DICK " Company E-l Corporal (3) JOHN JAMES TKACIK Tahemown. 1 ' e ns i. i Congressional, lllh Dist., III. With musical talent of astonishing variety from real drumsticks to knives on his dinnerplale. from the choir to a stubborn trumpet under his red boj Toddy ' s zest added thai extra punch we often needed. A cavalry brat and proud ol it. he has also known the Army from the inside and w ill he a real officer. " Academies ain ' t everything " . WILLIAM NEELY TODD. Ill I ' ort Riley, Kansas Congressional, bth Dist.. . . . _ i Quiet, unassuming, self-confid ■lit. Tomnn re- turned from foundation a mastei of efficient study- ing. This accomplishment cou] led with natural hiviness enabled him to rise h a.l and shoulders above (he rest of us. No mattei what his branch ma) be, in a few years we expecl to hear great things of him. " TOMMY " Company li-1 Sergeant (1) Plebe Smoker (4) Chapel Choir (4) Track (1) Soccer (4) Swimming (3) Fishing Club (3) [endemic Coach ( ( Air Cadet KoHKUT CIIKSTKK T ll ' kl S i ' , kkison. New Yi Congressional, 26th Dist., V. ). " Ducrot, why aren ' t your shoes as spoony as Mr. Toon ' s? " " But sir, he ' s from Fort Scott! " Previous arm service accentuated I ' hil ' s natural abilities, which were duly recognized on " make lists. " But his dependability, self-reliance, and high sense of military dut were combined with a merrv, fun- loving personality that won the friendship of his classmates. L ' smay lost an able swimmer to Year- ling academics, but Phil wins the final round over the Academic Department at graduation. V bappj blend of hard-worker and madcap, Phil will con- tinue to be a natural leader and firm friend. GERRY " Company G-2 Golf ( 1) Corporal (3) I ' oiaier Representati Captain ( ) Fishing Club Swimming ' 4, 3, 7) Rifle Marksman amends ( ) Machine Can Mark PHILIP BARRETT TOON T :i Mi. isiiington Congressional, lull Dist.. II ash. ' 1 DONALD EDGERTON TRIPP Soitii Haven. Michigan Congressional. Ith l ist. .lack came fresh from firing an iron horse to the pitfalls -I ' West Point ' s tactical and academic systems. His conscientiousness and keen sense of humor enabled Inin to buffalo the former and out- smart the latter. sympathetic friend and a genial wile Jack is guided by two outstanding and ardent desires: the Air Corps and an early and speed) march to the altar. ' JACK " Company B-l Track ( . 3) Intramural Football Monogram (3) Choir ' 4,3, I) Plebe Smoker Rifle Marksma, Although a staunch member of the " Cosmo- Hoys " , the " Brown Boy " amazingly enough ranks high in his class. Ever since that first re- markable day in July, he has succeeded in making every day enjoyable for himself and those who associate with him. The Army will not suffer graduation day when Brownie becomes an officer. UNCLE DON " Companv l-.-l Track (3) Corporal (3) Basketball (3) Sergeant (I) Rijle Marksman 497 Up. A true Army brat, Larkin is as much at home in the saddle as in the sack. Indifferent as he was towards the T.D., he is very conscientious ahout his career as an army officer. He has engraved his friendliness and honest convictions in the hearts of his classmates forever. Three words describe Corbie - " gentleman among gentlemen. " " A good sense of humor and the abilitv to make friends have placed him high in the esteem of his classmates. Dogged determina- tion is what helped him finally to win out over the Academic Department and to hurdle the pitfalls of the Tactical Department. The Arm definitely is the career for Corbie. CORBIEJtALPH TRUMAN ki - s City, Missouri Senatorial CORBIE " " THE TOOLE " Company H-2 Company -J Sergeant (1) Corporal (3) Hop Manager (4, 3) Sergeant (1) Lacrosse (4) Polo (4) Pointer Representative Hockey (4, 3. 1) (1.3) Minor " A " (I) Rijle Sharpshooter Fishing Club Air Cadet Chess Club Hop Manager (3, 1) Rifle Expert Machine Gun Mark LARKIN SMITH TULLY Strool, South Dakota Senatorial 198 I Tul lias the honor of being the man who came l us claiming to know all about the .cademj ami Academics, ami nearly did. His continued good humor was the jo of everyone. Coining from New Jerse . he found no trouble in dragging often, an occupation at which he was quite adept, lie is headed for success in the Infantry. ' TUT ' " T UT " Company D-l Company B-2 Corporal (3) Lacrosse Intramural Lieutenant (I) Championship (3) Track (4, 3, 1) Soccer (4) Numerals (4) Boxing (4) Soccer (4) Crest Committee (4) Ski Club (I) Ring Committee (3, I) Rifle Sharpshooter Rifle Sharpshooter Pistol Marksman Tut ' s easy going manner and good humor have gained him man) friends. Mis struggles with the academic department have been continuous, hut his ability to bear down when the situation de- mands has always brought him through. This ability will serve him well in his Army career. A loyal roommate ami friend. Tut will undoubted!) be a tine addition to his chosen branch. GEORGE ALBERT TUTTLE East Orange, New Jersey Congressional, llth Dist.. N. J. WILLIAM B. TUTTLE, JR. Staunton. Virginia Congressional at Large Praising Ohio rame Yitullo the vounger; bluff, squat, smirk -faced politico of the " Eleventh Div. " , whose biggest deal will be marrying bis O.A.O. A likeable " pizon " , " Vit " made government under- standable, English unintelligible, and riding a faree. Distiller of home-brew eokes, weaver of whole cloth, indolent lover of life, that ' s " Vit. " VIT " Company G-l Basketball ( i) Pistol (4) Camera Club (4, 3, 1) Catholic Chapel Missal Leader Rifle Marksman Mariano Gun 2nd Class Gunner ANTHONY JACK VITULLO Yolingstown. Ohio Congressional. I ' Hh IHsl., Ohio Half the time slap happy, the other half bitter — that just about sums up Don ' s moods during these three ears. He waged a long hard battle worrving how to keep the home town girl true, and the fact that he had to send her an " A " pin via the I . S. Mail proved to be no small obstacle. MPLES " Company B-2 Numerals (4) Corporal (. ' ) Minor ' r (3) First Sergeant (1) Chess Club ( t) Rifle (4, 3, 1) Rifle Expert DONALD CHARLES VOGLER CutBONinLK. Illinois Congressional, 25th Dist., III. I »IU. 500 Humorist Soldier Philosopher. Perhaps the leading file in the ranks of the unrecognized in- telligentsia, l lias traded stars more than once for the chance to " foil " foundation for classmates and friends b tireless 10 irs of instruction. herever w it and finesse tak ' S :harge over mass and power, you ' ll find Al an tl er solid stone added to the house of Wald. AL " Company -- ' Committee (I. 3, I) First Sergeant (1) 100th Night Slum- (3. 1) Tennis (3, 1) Author-Director (3. 1) Gymnastics (4) tcademic Coach (4, 3, I) Pointer (1) Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1) Howitzer Statf W President (1) Color Line (3, 1) Chess Club Camp Illumination Affable, easy-going, a hive with no seeming effort. Decidedly not the book-worm type, yet Vi. ally continually won academic honors — the two most important being a four ear academic scholarship to Columbia and stars at Usmay. If chess is an indication of tactical skill, we doughboys have lost an excellent prospect to the engineers. WALLY " Compan} I -I Corporal (3) lieutenant ( ) Stars (4) Fencing ( I) Chess Club (1.3, 1) Rifle Marksman Machine Gun Marksman WILLI AMJjMILNER WALLACE, JR. Decatur, Georgia Congressional. i Dist., Ca. 501 " There is no branch but the infantry " lliat one sentence explains Dan ' s philosophy. An infantry brat from birth, he can think of no greater personal tragedy than to he ranked out of the doughboys. Work and stud) have never worried the Wallis scion; he can avoid them too easily and still do well. Dan and Success walk hand-in-hand. I wanna go hack to West Virginity. " " Hill : homesick, just proud of his hills. Nev " spec " , Hill wasn ' t satisfied until h 1 .» ' ■ " ■ ' down lo the last string of polygon. Steajj enough lo become Captain of Pistol, " spoony enough to rank mam files. Hill even looks like a " Kaydet " ! The U. S. receives a conscientious, level-headed officer in Hill. .. « ■? ' " amf formula in tti " DAN " Regimental Supply Squash Club Hundredth Sight Show Rifle Sharpshooter Machine Gun Second Class Gunner LEM " Company C,-l Corporal (3) Lieutenant ( I ) Pistol Numerals ( . 3) Captain ( ) Football { I ) Tennis (4) Numerals Machine Gim Marks Rifle Expert Air Cadet LUTHER DANIEL WALLIS, JK. Atlanta. Georgia At Large WILLIAM HENRY WALTERS Hi, i KiiKi.D. Wkst Vikcinia Congressional, . ' till Dist.. It. I a. " i V mayor ' s son from Val Verde County, Ike is an ex-cowboy and a loyal son ol Texas. Outstanding in athletics— anil in the recuperative " rest-up " alter liis exercise, lie never found time to stud) because he didn ' t need to. Everything he has encountered at West Point he has taken in his eas -going stride, and he is prepared to apply the same formula in the service. I-Mt IKK- Company C-l Polo (4) Boxing (4) Track (3) Rifle Expert Machine Gun Mark-. " DICK " Company E-I Corporal (3) Lieutenant ( ) Fencing (4,3) Crest Committee Fishing Club Military since his teens, Dick spent three years at V.P.I, before coming to West Point. Not a hive in the true sense of the word. Dick resorted to common sense and stood well up in his class. His Virginian affability and easy-going attitude have won him a host of friends, both male and female. FRANK EDWARD WALTON. JR. Del Rio. Texas J ice President RICHARD SAMUEL WARE Petersburg, Virginia Congressional. Itli Dist. Joe, the quiet and efficient minute man of the Academy Rifle Team, has shown his worth ! achieving the Individual Academy Rifle Record. His latest victor) , that of becoming captain of the team for ' 44, complements nicely the stars on his collar. His reserved manner, clear mind, and thoroughness will be the deciding factors that pave his way in the Army. ( ' omparv) B-2 Corporal (3) umerak (4) Minor " A " (3) Captain, Regii Supply Offio Rifle i 1. 3, 1 I nenud •r(i) Captain ( ) Individual Academy Rifle Record Rifle Expert Machine Gun Marksman Hailing from the rough and ready West, George brought with him a certain stubbornness which made an argument with him nothing short of open warfare. An athlete of note, he will he remembered for his Gymnastic performances on the rope. One star on his B-robe, he took the three year course in four. The Army can use his determina- tion. LITTLE GEORGE " ' Company 1-2 Corporal (3) Supply Sergeant (i) Gymnastics (4, 3, I) Minor " A " (3, 1) Numerals (4) Cadet Dance Orchestra (4) Hundredth iglu Show ( ' ) JOSEPH RAYMOND WATERM Oswego, Nk« okk Congressional, 32nd Disk, N. Y. GEORGE ELMER WEAR Meeker, Colorado Congressional. Ilh Dist., Col. J. JOHN GORDON WEIR j.filft ' 1 " ' ' I San Juan, Puerto Rico Congressional, 1st Dist., P( Three years of The Citadel I him what he wanted a Coast xtillerj commission, in effer- vescenl sense of humor nn him a liosi of friends and has carried him scarred, hut still happ) through innumerable brushes with the academic and tactical departments. Diligent when neces- sary, good-natured at all times, serious so seldom. Jimmie has been all that a man could ask for in a wile. The man West Point gives to the arm will never he without friends and will rapidly attain the promise he displayed as a cadet. IMMIE " Compai V F-l Camera Club (4) Sivimm nil ( ;. 3) Color Line (. ' }) Fishing Club (3) Chess Club (4) Skeel T am ( ) Rifle SharpshooU Jug came to the Point influenced by moonlight nights on Puerto Rican beaches. Beast Barracks and two years under the " Great White Father " have not affected his amiable disposition or individuality. Jug has a coterie and understanding of pro femmes. and as a lifelong friend, his companionship is valued beyond limitations. In Jug. the rm receives an efficient soldier-officer who will never lower the concepts of Duty, Honor, ( lountry. Company .1-1 Sergeant ( ) Fencing (3) Choir I ;. 3) Air Cutlet A San Antonio man could not vcr well stay out of the rm . so Johnny decided to get in the hard ui . ia est Point. He gained a reputation plebe year b placing his pictures one-two in the " I ' enitnes Pointer " . description of Jolinm would not be complete without mentioning " The Boodlers " where he could usually be found. neat appearance, an engaging smile, and an en iable personality earned for " Goot " scores of friends throughout the Corps. His conscientious- ness and drive kept him out of the Academic Board ' s clutches, as it made him a boon to both our soccer and lacrosse teams. His main weakness— a little nurse hack home. An assured success in any field, we hope it ' s with wings. or- " JOHNNY " tympany • ' • Company l-l Sergeant ( ) Corporal (3) Soccer {4,3) Captain (I) Wumerals Handball (3, 1) Lacrosse (4,3, 1) shea c;. i) Vitmerafe MJIe Expert Camera Club Machine Gun Murk Shi Club lir Cadet JOHN THOMAS WELLS, III Bethbsda, Maryland At Lt, JOHN MARTIN WERNER, JR. San Antonio, Texas Senatorial r k found On the Boodlers . . . whenever we heard thai choking coughing laugh we knew it was " Weasel. " Uways nolecula is been . laughing, doubtin of his amours, he possible, except in one particuM tone-deaf. The [nfantrj prodl Infantrx is claiming him. iries, and talking the finest wives he ' s absolutely ■ l him and tb. WEASEL " " ESTY " Company t-2 Company A-l Corporal (3) Corporal (3) Lieutenant, Battalion C il lain. Battalu Idjutant (I) Commander (1 Soccer (4,3, 1) Football ( . 3) Monogram (3) Basketball ( . 3) umerals (4) Golf ' l) Rifle (4, 3. 1) Rifle Expert «. ' Committee (I, 3, 1) ROBERT ROGERS WESSELS Iloomincton, Iviiiim Cimsrcssiunul " Westx " brought to the Point a heritage ..I Mid- western cheerfulness which made him eas) to know and to like. An athlete of no mean ability, lie joins the ranks of those fabulous ex-B-squad- ilers. As academies came easily, lie turned l bridge and chess. His quick and accurate thinking will make him lops as a " bridge builder. " ALAN EVANS WESTON Neosho, Missouri Senatorial When he was a plebe, the upperclassmen called him " Mr. Grady " and couldn ' t keep from grinning when they tried to haze him. Everyone liked ilii friendly, personable, easy-going son of Ole Mississippi, for no one — including the femmes — could resist Grady ' s engaging grin and happy-go- lucky philosophy. He never worried about a thing, for he eoidd always find solace in his red comforter or on the baseball diamond. We all know we ' ll alvvavs be able to count on Grad) as a steady, dependable officer and as a s teadfast. a al friend. GRADY " Company 0-2 Numen Is (4) Sergeant (I) li fie Sliar pshooter Baseball (I. .(. Z) M achine kin Mark Loyalty to friends, a religious interest in life, and a deep love for his Pegs are a few of Jim ' s distin- guishing qualities. He can alwavs be counted on to help when help is most needed. Always clapping someone on the back and laughing his queer laugh at the oddest moments. Jim will always be re- membered as a ' ' good Joe " . ' JIM " Company D-l Sergeant (I) Lacrosse (4) Soccer (4, 3, 1) Camera Club .] WIKSTODI) WHITE, JR. ISLINGTON, D. C. Senatorial. . C. 508 Willie arri ed a1 si 1 ' ini onl all •r ' siting four preparatory BC on the way. II ' is an arm) brat, an ex what .. .. an 1 a la.l » 1 In. in 1 ho k ..■ P ie before . Uler taking five entrai ce •van, sand coi titles sec .mpets, he entered j 1 1 ;- 1 imii( r the age 1 i in i kno wil g ul.al he wanted from he Aca l(lll 1 le Irani Qg and education bee. " " a su .erior ofl BIZZER " Company H-2 Sergeant (I) Lacrosse ( ■) Assistant llnnar Comi Rifle Marks Ma tager (3) e(l) He has broken more bones, hearts, and speed records than anv other liring blond, lie can best be pictured at Delafield Pond, getting a pre- glimpse of the ir Corps l. diving from the 60- foot tower, while, on the way down, happily winking at his " mermaids " and thinking of early Graduation. Machine Gun Marks Rifle Sharpshootei lir Cadet Hal, with Iwo strikes against him to begin with— being an army brat and having a touch of Texas in his walk and talk — has slapped out a home run. Friends? Well has the T.D. am lorn, one ' s? To see him is to like him. brilliant clarinetist- a better than average athlete — a born soldier he will get along well anv place and with anyone. I would wish you hick, Hal, but you will never depend on luck. Hill fitted into West Point life perfectlj because 6f his ability to adapt himself to immediate situations. Academics have kept Hill from the Corps Squad lists, but his athletic qualities never suffered on that account. Hill is the type of man that we all admire, human and loyal. A real fellow goes to the Air Corps. Company H-2 Sergeant ( ) Catholic Chapel Acoly (I) Ski Club II right Lifting Club (3, 1 ) fir Cadet Rifle Harks Machine Gi Hlkll WILLIAM EDWARD WIGHTMAN St. Louis, Misso uri If Large HAROLD LANGFORD W1LHITE Coleman, Texas Congressional A 510 . ym,F4 " The ilkV " time ai the Academy lias been a ponstant struggle with the Academic Department, but liis conscientious efforts have always carried him through. His fight for tenths never prevented him from taking part in his first love Polo. iih his perseverance, " Wilkie " will go far in the serv- ice. rWILKDE " Company 11-1 Sergeant ( ) Polo (4, 3, 1) Numerals (4) Rifle Sharpshooter Company F-l Corporal (3) Lieutenant (I) Soccer (4, 3) Numerals ( I Rifle Sharpsho Air Cadet CANDLER ASBURY WILKINSON San Angelo, Texas Congressional, 6th Dist., Ga. Not what the typical Army " brat " is. hut what he should be, ' ■Jug ' " was a real W est Pointer from the very first day. He is a firm believer that " task worth doing ai all is worth doing well, " a belief which, with his sunn) disposition and sin- cere friendliness, will carry him far in his Army career. JOHN GORDON WILLIAMS. JR. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Vational Guard Ippointmentfrom Pa 511 An ambitious son of California, " Louie " sii| | le- ments the cadet ' s " sacking " urge with an insati- able hist for " boodle. " Jle lias never bad am trouble with academics, but he has experienced much perturbation over " les affaires d ' amour. " His ability to make quick decisions and his keen sense of humor have made him an excellent friend and companion. ' LOUIE " Company ( ' .- i Sergeant (I) II resiling CI) Boxing l I) Ski Club (4, 3, ) Fishing Club Rifle Marksman Air Cadet LOUIS ANDHKW WILSON, JR. Bakersfield, California Congressional, 10th Dist., Calif. Except for an unfortunate yearling summer, Mel would have been a multi-striper. Although he lost this rank with the T.D., he never lost his very high rank in the c es of his classmates. The Regular rm sent him to West Point with a high sense of dut and an inherent ability as a leader — he leaves unchanged. We know he will succeed for be is in everv sense of (he word a real soldier. MEL ' ' Company li-l Corporal (3) Track (4) Numerals ( 1 Cadet Chapel Cho (1. 3, I) Howitzer (4) Rifle Sliiirpshoole, MELVILLE BROOKE ETHERS Point Pleasant. West Virginia Senatorial V of neatness and promptness, and his good sense. " Wolf " is in a class all bj himself. He is the life of ever) gathering, a man who hears an unselfis h attitude toward everyone, an all-around good fellow, and an officer that will set a high mark in Our armed lories. ' WOLF " Company 11- Sergeant ( ) Football (4) Boxing (3) Rifle Works Walk has been a true friend and " wife ' " during our years together. Capable of understanding, his humor and assistance have always been timely, Diligence lias brought him academic attainment; efficiency and leadership have brought him stripes. With the versatility to handle people, duties, and studies with uniformly superior results, he has filtered the essence of our vears here, and made it his own. ' WALLY " Company B-l Corporal (3) Shi mining (4, 3) fTeight Lifting Club Howitzer Representative (3,1) Usociate Copy Edito Howitzer (I) ANDREW WOLOSZYN uiLFFAi.o, New York Congressional . 12ml Pisl., N. Y. II practice makes perfect, then Wood) should make a perfect officer, scholar, and — Lothario. Seven wars of tin schools have taught him all the liner points of " la vie militaire, " and have enabled him to conceal from the " tac " an) thing between a non-reg ashtray and a full-sized ironing hoard. An inveterate " Draggoid. " he has the distinction of owning one of the best dale books in the Corps. Hailing from Shrewsbury, via the National Guard, odd entered the Point and proceeded to carve a career for himself. By diligent and conscientious perseverance, he whipped the " system " down to his si .e. Captain of the wrestling team and a tennis enthusiast of no mean ability, W odd) has proved himself to be a true fighter. West Point loses a good man; the Air Corps gains an efficient officer. E)DDY " " WOODY " Company C-2 Company C-l Sergeant ( ) Sergeant ( ) mesding (4, 3. 1) Fencing (■!. 3) Captain (1) Fishing Club Tennis (1,1) Air Cadet tir ( lade, I) W1D PERKY WOOD Siiiikw xm ky. kh Jkrsky ational Guard GRAHAM CASTEL WOODLAW I ' miiiumi. Oregon Congressional. 3rd Dis 514 - Jim is an Engineer Brat, and from bis academic standing, he seems to follow in his father ' s stride. However, being a " hive " is not Jims onlj virtue, .for he is conscientious in everything he does. whether his task happens to be running, coaching, oapping, or writing the ( .A.O - all which be lakes into his stride. Jim wants the Infanlr for his branch and will be an asset to whatever unit he is ' attached. Capable, conscientious, Jim is a leader and line ollicer material. i t(U l " ZILCH " Company ' -I ' Company 11-2 Sergeant (I) Corporal (3) Cross Country ( . 3) Lieu tenant (J) Numerals (4) Baseball (4,3) Track (4,3) umerals (4) Vumerals (4) Major " A " (3) tcademic Coach (3) Football (1) Chess Club (4, 3) Numends (1) Rifle Marksman Cross Country (3) Machine Gun Marksman Pistol (4) ,.:,.■;. Ml. I MASON JAMES YOUNG, JR. Londonderry, New Hampshire Senatorial. V. . Sell-reliant, ver reserved that was " Zilch. " From the start. Dave gained the respect of us all. because he was reliable and a natural leader. - for academics — Dave gave them a good fight. No frivolities " Zilch " worked hard for only one purpose — to make the army his career, lie will go far. because he never did a job half wav. DAVID ZILLMER Si sskx. r scon SIN alioaal Cuard Without doubt the lowest ranking man (alpha- betically) plebe year, " Zugg " has become one of the hardest working and most conscientious men in the class. Although his efforts have never been equitably recognized on the " make-list, " both his high scholastic standing and his attainments as Business Manager of the Howitzer testify to his ability to do a hard job well. ROBERT CHARLES ZOTT Washington, D. C. At Large ' ZUGG " Company G-l Sergeant (I) Howitzer Staff (4, 3, I) Business Manager ( ) Rifle Marksman Machine Gun Marksman Air Cadet w m M ' M: ' £ j m?t ■jr.jbjS •i ' --;, £ - ; ' ' ± _ y ■•■I i ' ■■■ " May the Army be augmented, may promotion be less slow, May our country in the hour of heed be ready for the foe; May we find a soldier ' s resting place beneath a soldier ' s blow, With room enough beside our graves for Benny Havens, Oh Oh! Benny Havens, Oh! Oh! Benny Havens, Oh! We ' ll sing our reminiscences of Benny Hav« Major Robert P. Holland, you kept us out of trouble many a time. If e express our thanks and appre- ciation . The Howitzer Board wishes to lhank its many assistants and contributors for their aid and help. Without it, the Howitzer could not be what it is. We wish to thank: Ensign George I. Heffernan, U.S.N., formerly of Baker, Jones, and Hausaner, Ine., for his voluntary aid. advice, and all around interest: Life Magazine and Time, Inc., The New York Times, Acme News, Associated Press, Wide World Photo, Inc., Harris Ewing Photographic News Service, and the Public Relation Offices of Forts Benning, Bragg, and Knox, Camp Davis. Brady Field. West Point, and Stewart Field for their splendid photographic contributions; Mr. L. C. Krasner for Charlie llielert and Mrs. Kdith White, without Uhitr Studio ' s splendid work as official photographers for the 1941 Howitzer, we should hare been unable to produce this book. 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These boats are complete hospitals for injured flyers; are equipped with hoisting and lowing gear to salvage planes. In this daring rescue work there must be plenty of power, efficient and dependable. Thai ' s why the Admiral has been drafted for Army service. Il is the same engine that is writing history for the United Nations, and from which will spring so many advanced ideas for engines in the years of peace that lie ahead. Sterling ' s scope of service to the Army includes other famous engines for a wide range of war service. Among them are the Sterling Viking. Dolphin, Petrel engines with ratings from 100 to 600 horsepower. Like the famous Admiral, they are rendering to the Army spectacular service on land and sea and for the air force. STERLING- ENGINE Company I BUFFALO, NEW New York City, ' Mill Chrysler U YORK lilding. Was C. 11(11. Ia.ih. If,. KEEP BUYING WAR BONDS] 4 J Officers ' Uniforms by.RoGERS Peet A Tailored by hand in our own workrooms. 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And the bomb-bay doors are opened wide, and the gunners man the guns, When the flak comes up as the bombs go down, and the target zone is clear, Then who is the pilot who holds the course set by the bombardier . . . ? It ' s Elmer! He needs no rest, for he never gets tired, being only a cold machine, Just wheels and wires and gears and cogs, with brackets and stuff between . . . . . . is Elmer! He ' s an old, old hand, as old hands go in a young man ' s game today, For he circled the globe in ' Thirty-three v ith Post in the Winnie Mae — He ' s an Army man, he ' s a Navy man, and he flies with the R.A.F., And the Yankees say, and the British say of pilots, he ' s the best . . . . . . is Elmer! He can hold a plane on a chosen ( while the crewmen rest or sleep, He can level off for a landing glide, or bank her sharp and steep- He can spiral up, he can spiral down, or hold her level and true — His hydraulic muscles never tire the way human muscles do . . . not Elmer ' : He wears no medals, he holds no rank. Why should he? He cannot feel The courage that flares in time of need for he ' s only alloy and steel! So when nerve is needed, the bombardier, the pilots, the gunners, too, The navigator, and all the rest, are the boys who pull her through . . . . . . NOT Elmer! SPERRY GYROSCOPE COMPANY, INC. is proud to he manufacturing the famous Sperry Gyropilot for the Armed Forces of the United Nations. Brooklyn, N. Y. Division of Sperry Corporation Often when bombers have levelled for the last tense bombing runs, And so bombing, transport, and cargo planes, take Limer on every flight To spare the pilot and rest the crew for emergency, storm, or fight— • Reprints of this poem -suitable for framing, with signature removed— may be obtained without charge by writing the Sperry Gyroscope Company. WASHINGTON PITTSBURGH THE RUST ENGINEERING COMPANY ENGINEERS AND CONSTRUCTORS NEW YORK BIRMINGHAM ir% Hart Schaffner Marx ARMY OFFICERS ' UNIFORMS Carefully tailored by one of the country ' s leading manufac- turers of fine clothes for men. Flawless fit; smart appearance. Complete accessories. Fine Civilian Clothes WA L L A C H S FIF I II AVENUE M W YORK Nine Stores in the New York Area SAVING MANPOWER in Army Camps and Essential Civilian Industry KLUGE AUTOMATIC PRESS BRANDTJEN KLUGE, INC. ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, U. S. A. THE OHIO STEEL FOUNDRY COMPANY LIMA. 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In its fabrics for the United States Military Academy . . . supreme in quality, color, and finish . . . Clinton adheres rigidly to the highest standards of craftsmanship. Over Clinton ' s rooftops proudly floats the Army- Navy " E " Flag with two stars . . . our third suc- cessive award for excellence in war production. CLINTON WOOLEN MANUFACTURING CO Makers of Fine II oolen Goods Since 1866 CLINTON, MICHIGAN OUR CONTRIBUTION IN THE BATTLE Qo . ■neexHam-WanU Wan Iwa GUN MOUNTS . . PRESSURE VESSELS PRESSURE VESSELS PRESSURE VESSELS DISCHARGE PIPE SUCTION PIPE . . CLEANING TANKS OIL TANKS .... OIL TANKS . . . . U. S. ORDNANCE U. S. ENGINEERS U. S. MARINE CORPS PANAMA CANAL ZONE U. S. ENGINEERS U. S. ENGINEERS U. S. AIR CORPS U. S. ENGINEERS QUARTERMASTER CORPS PEACE TIME PRODUCTS A.S.M.E. 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The selection of the electric principle in the original basic propeller design was made with a view to future requirements beyond the needs of simple pitch change. The range of its application continually expands as electric control makes possible new developments in propeller design and operation. Unlimited range of blade angles offers maximuil flexibility of control from feathered t EURTiss tvMnulM T 11 The SKYMASTER u jut ? 4 c $: a L ON AEROLS " Mission completed " , is the terse message flashed to headquarters as this giant troopship makes a safe Aerol landing at an advanced air base. Called " Skymasters " , Douglas C-54 transports have a load carrying capacity equal to a railroad boxcar. Despite their great weight, these aerial leviathans land with remarkable ease because the shock is absorbed by Aerols. The protection Aerols give on the troopships of today forecasts the safety they will provide on the peacetime transports of tomorrow. THE CLEVELAND PNEUMATIC TOOL COMPANY AIRCRAFT DIVISION • • CLEVELAND, OHIO Also Manufacturers o Cleco pneumatic tools for the aircraft and gen- eral industry, Cleco sheetholders, Cle-Air shock absorbers for trucks -id L ' l, inq , rk. 550 i i To You Who Will Command THE BENDIX " INVISIBLE CREW " TO YOU who are destined to posts of command in planes and tanks . . . " The Invisible Crew " snaps a precise salute. In a big bomber, more than 200 Invisible Crew- men serve on every mission . . . dependably executing your flight orders, from the first impulse of Eclipse starters to the cushioned stop on Bendix Pneudraulic Landing Gear . . . while on the ground, Bendix Radio equipment and Pioneer instruments guide unfailingly the navigation and fire power of tanks. Jeeps and trucks, too, have their " Invisible Crew, " including revolutionary brake systems. In all this there is not, nor ever will be, any substitute for human skill and valor. The precision equipment of Bendix answers orders . . . smartly, like well- trained soldiers in the world ' s finest Army. h " jQv af o i ' Corpora f orr SOME FAMOUS MEMBERS OF " THE INVISIBLE CREW " -PIONEER Flight Instruments. BENDIX ' Radio, . Aircraft Injection Carburetors. ECLIPSE ' AVIATION Starters, Auxiliaries. ECLIPSE MACHINE Starter " arburetors, Brakes, Landing Gear. FRIEZ Weather Instruments. ZENITH Carb n, Detection, Communication Systems. STROMBERG SCINTILLA ' Aircraft Ignition. BENDIX PRODUCTS BENDIX Marine Controls. U. S. AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS The U. S. Gauge Company ' s ability to produce quality instruments in quantity is at the service of the Army Air Forces. J eep C m til 2 P r n 9 UNITED STATES GAUGE CO. 14 WALL STREET NEW YORK 5, N. Y. Coronet CORONET MILITARY UNIFORM CO. 715 BROADWAY NEW YORK, N. Y. " . . . a marvel of compression and usefulness. " WEBSTER ' S COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY Fifth Edition Required of every incoming cadet. 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You can help your battery to stay on duty by giving it the care that will make it last as long as pos- sible. But, when you DO need a new battery, buy wisely — buy quality— buy a Willard. " SAFETY- FILL B ATTE R I ES •kave the power to carry on ! WILLARD STORAGE BATTERY COMPANY CLEVELAND, OHIO Greetings and Best Wishes to the U. S. Military Academy Class of 1944 Frank J. Hale, President NATIONAL GRAIN YEAST CORPORATION PLANTS: BELLEVILLE, N. J. CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL. j ) ., (Reading Time: 36 Seconds) THANK YOU! THIS is merely a note of appreciation to the thousands of military men who have made the Hotel New Yorker their headquarters in recent years. We hope to have the privilege of serving, too, the many new officers to whom this issue of the " Howitzer " is dedicated and to whom we extend both congratulations and our warmest good wishes. =K THOUSANDS OF ARMY VEHICLES USE SINCLAIR LUBRICANTS in your car use SINCLAIR OPALINE MOTOR OIL • SEE YOUR SINCLAIR DEALER • Cluff Fabric Products 1 here ' ll come the day when you ' ll be convoy-bound to some Global Theatre — and that ' s the day yon may be- come acquainted with the Cluff Life Jacket. The Navv knows us well enough. But when you first put on our Life Jacket we want von to feel the same way that an old tar does — one who has worn this life preserver on countless voyages. Specifications, quality and such other vital matters — they ' re all there. We want you to know, however, that something else of great importance goes into the making of the Cluff Life Jacket. There ' s the craftsmanship of our honest, patriotic workmen — the loving care of men and women who want you to come back to us safely. nd, above all, there ' s the fervent and solemn prayer that goes with our Life Preserver — May You Never Need ' Em. Joseph Grohs DIAL-TYPE THERMOMETERS AND PRESSURE GAUGES SOME of the earliest thermometers and pre- cision gauges used on aircraft were made by Moto Meter. Even before pioneering in the manu- facture of engine instruments for aviation require- ments, Moto Meter thermometers had established a reputation in other industries for reliable, trouble- free performance. This experience is reflected in the accuracy and dependability of dial-type thermometers and pre- cision gauges now being manufactured by us for use in military aircraft. THE ELECTRIC AUTO-LITE COMPANY MOTO METER GAUGE EQUIPMENT DIVISION CHRYSLER BUILDING, NEW YORK 17, N. Y. 556 BUY MORE WAB BO DOUGLAS is FIRST 0 in aircraft war production, FIRST in variety of " models produced. Dive bombers. , ' ' attack bombers, long range heavy bombers, cargo " carriers, troop and paratroop transports — all of dependable Douglas manufacture — are carrying the fight to our enemies and supplying our forces on every front. It is the pride of over 150,000 men and women who build f " " " l these planes so well that now, more than ever, no other name in aviation means so much to so many as " Douglas. " AIRCRAFT COMPANY Santa Monica, Calif. LONG BEACH. EL SEGUNDO, DAGGETT, CALIF • TULSA, OKLA, • OKLAHOMA CITY • CHICAGO 9 Member, Aircraft War Production Council. 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Other Red Cross workers stationed in Government hospitals and regional offices of the Veterans Administration did their part. Red Cross field directors, residing in Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard stations, helped men in active service and their families. Last year the Red Cross helped many thousands of service or ex-service men and their families sur- mount pressing economic obstacles, iron out per- sonal problems and prove valid service-connected or service-incurred claims for compensation or hospitalization. In time of war the American Red Cross is con- ducted under the Treaty of Geneva, to which 61 other nations are signatories. Because the Red Cross acts for the people it is supported by them. Its work for the armed forces and for veterans is financed through the membership of millions who join at the time of the annual Roll Call, held each year between Armistice Day and Thanksgiving. Quality Merchandise Easilv selected at the Cadet Store or your Post Ex- change Store by consulting BENNETT BROTHERS BLUE BOOK illustrating thousands of useful articles. BENNETT BROTHERS, INC. Diamonds, Jewelers and Silversmiths 485 Fifth Ave., New York 30 E. Adams St., Chicago, 111. - WATCHES DIAMONDS Ask tht Cadet Store or your Post Exchange Officer to show o U this 400 page BLUE BOOK from BENNETT BROTHERS AT YOUR SERVICE t-f f-tt ' .tf I NEW YORK CITY ED WALLNAU has gained the CONFIDENCE of all his FRIENDS in the CORPS and the ARMY. His LOYALTY and SINCERITY have made the PICCADILLY not a hotel but a HOME in New York for West Pointers and the Army. " The Cadets ' best friend in New York " extends a friendly welcome to the ORIGINAL CADET LOUNGE— not a promotion stunt, but Ed ' s lifetime hobby. 706 SPACIOUS ROOMS WITH PRIVATE BATH, SHOWER, RADIO Special Rates to Army Men and Their Families Mm £l PICCflDILL 45th STREET, |UST WEST OF RROAUWAY NEW YURK CITY We are lending our whole-hearted support with a full-time schedule of essential war work AUBURN RUBBER CORPORATION Auburn, Indiana Manufacturers of NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTS Weatherpninfed Gabardine Trench Coats For over a Decade London Weatherproofs. Inc. has been leged to serve in increasing numbers the bers of West Point graduating classes. Our gabardine top coats and trench coa tailored bv experts long experienced i manufacture of gabardine garments. Vai of materials are availabl: in different wi and shades, each Weatherproofed by pendable process. The tailored comfort of a London We proof garment assures you of an extr serviceable coat suitable for wear wit! form or civilian attire. feame ' tf fee ! 200 FIFTH AVE., NEW YORK HAMMARLUND MFG. CO. INCORPORATED SPECIAL RADIO APPARATUS 460 W. 34th STREET New York, N. Y. Take a Look at a Dime— this way! Take a dime out of your pocket and toss it on the floor. Now stand on a chair and look down on it . . . That dime is about the size a reason- ably large bombing target appears to be when an American bombardier squints at it from 18,000 feet. Yet in spite of dis- tance, air currents and plane speed, the bombardier can smack it right in the middle with a 2-ton block buster. Not every time, perhaps, but the Nazis and the Japs can tell you it occurs with devas- tating frequency. You know the answer, of course— the Norden Bombsight! It is with real pride, therefore, that the Victor Adding Machine Company an- nounces that it is now in production on the Norden Bombsight for the United States Army. No higher tribute could be paid to the skill and ingenuity of the men and women of the Victor organization. VICTOR ADDING MACHINE CO. gr Grad ' Acad mediate AC pride in ihe t Weareoonfe the leadershij ta always i hw-iiHi, More than i m continut. A TRIBUTE to America ' s Fighting Leaders jar Graduates of the United States Military Academy are going forth this year into im- mediate ACTION — and America can well take pride in the training they have received. We are confident that, as in the past, you will supply the leadership, the courage and the will-to-win that has always characterized West Point men. Our hopes — and our good wishes — go with you. More than that, however, we want to pledge you our continued loyal support on the home front. Here at Pontiac Motor Division, we realize that a fighting army — and its fighting leaders — need the tools of war ... on time ... in volume ... of high quality. That is why all our productive facilities, all of our manpower and all of our skill and experience are being devoted to output of weapons and other vital war materiel ... on time ... in volume ... of high quality. And, it is our purpose to continue such all-out effort as long as America ' s fighters need and want our help. PONTIAC D ™ OF GENERAL MOTORS Congratulations and Best Wishes The Graduating Class of i;sl Point and to THE UNITED STATES ARMY MORSE BOULGER DESTRUCTOR COMPANY NEW YORK 17, N. Y. Designers and Builders of Heavy Duty Incinerators Coast to Coast and Overseas THE HIGH STANDARD MANUFACTURING CO., INC. MANUFACTURERS OF SMALL ARMS MACHINE GUNS SUB-MACHINE GUNS PISTOLS NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT K. KAUFMANN COMPANY, Inc. HIGH GRADE LEATHER GOODS 169 to 185 Murray Street NEWARK, N. J. SUPPLIERS OF LUGGAGE FOR ARMY AND NAVY The Touch of Tomorrow in the Planes of Today Fairchild engineers look upon airplanes and airplane engines as tools for the achievement of specific and frequently different flight tasks. Men fly to perform a number of different jobs. Some fly to learn the art of flight; others fly to learn the science of attack and defense; still others fly to carry goods and persons to far places. Ever since the first Fairchild was built, Fairchild engineers have designed and constructed aircraft to do specific jobs well. This was true of the world ' s first photographic airplane — true of the Army ' s first cargo carrier. It is true of the PT-19 " Cornell " in which thousands of American combat pilots have fledged their wings; true of the AT-21 " Gunner, " a twin-engined plane with a Duramolded skin of plastic-bonded plywood; £B fi and true of the UC-61 " Forwarder. the dependable little shuttle plane that operates just behind the lines on many a fighting front. This facility for building air- craft for top performance at specific jobs characterizes, too, the design for Fairchild ' s new and unique cargo plane scheduled for production this year. Fairchild Ranger engines — six and twelve cylinders — are the only inverted, in-line, air-cooled aircraft en- gines produced in America today. Each is designed for a specific purpose — to produce the greatest power with the least possible weight. Fairchild engineers will continue to employ science, research, experience and foresight, to design and build aircraft and aircraft engines that put " the touch of tomorrow in the planes of today. " AIRCHILD ENGINE AND Al 30 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, NEW YORK RPLANE CORPORATION ■Q Salute to tk e 4jc ountiQll We salute you — men of the " Point " — with a heart to heart expression of confidence and good wishes. Those lieutenant ' s hars you get may turn to silver stars in years to come — but today America sends you forth to lead us to Victory. We know you will not fail — and we, the makers of 60 mm. Howitzers — will not fail you. Day and night the work will go on — till Victory. 00 mm. Howitzers, smokeless powder mixers. torpedo parts, chemical process equipment ami bakery-canteen equipment BUILT Y, . . . READ MAMMY CO., m. VOIIK. PENNSYLVANIA THE YANKEE STADIUM Compliments American League Baseball Club of New York Edward G. Barrow, President We are making waterproof clothing for America ' s armed forces and essential industrial uses only. In the words of the Officer who presented us with our Army-Navy " E " Award is the story of one of the miracles of production. " You didn ' t win this Army-Navy Production Award merely because you are manufactur- ing raincoats. What caught the eye of the Awards Board was the fact that you are turn- ing out these raincoats by the carload; you are turning them out fast, and that ' s impor- tant. Once you really got going you were spinning these coats out ten times as fast as you were before Pearl Harbor. But that ' s not all . . . without rubber, due to the shortage of this critical material, your research chem- ists . . . even devised a synthetic product to replace rubber ... " RAINCOATS UNITED STATES RUBBER COMPANY 1230 Sixth Avenue • Rockefeller Center • New York When Victory comes, Raynsters will again give you fine topcoat styling and 100% waterproof protection whether they are waterproofed with natural rubber or synthetic resins. a TT " b%? J N O ' M Ik HERE... 0fi No longer can one man, such as Na- 4. poleon, direct the ebb and flow of «£ 1 liattle. The demands of modern war- [ . fare exceed the capacity of one man ' s l military genius. Today ' s battles are planned months in advance by gen- erals, admirals, statesmen and tech- nical experts sitting around a conference table. To date , the planning has been sound — much has been gained without excessive loss of life. Let ' s believe it will continue so, and not second- guess our best strategists. Self-appointed " mili- tary experts " are in possession of so few of the facts underlying each decision that their criticism is often wrong. The strategy of production, like the strategy of warfare, can best be planned and executed by those who have devoted their careers to it. Here at Okonite we have devoted 65 years to solving problems involving the manufacture and use of insulated wires and cables. Today, our trained research men and skilled workers will " stick to their guns " and continue to develop new insulations and to build new types of cables for the myriad needs of our industrial and battle fronts. The Okonite Company, Passaic, N. J. E VER SINCE West Point ' s inception in 1802, America look ed forward with confi- dence to the Academy for its military leaders, and never in vain. We salute you as new offi- cers, and potential leaders of our armed forces. Like your predecessors you will acquit yourselves valiant- ly, and the confidence in you by your superior officers and the men you will command will be matched by the trust of the mothers of our nation. CROSBY NAVAL STORES INCORPORATED Picayune Miss. mmmm jp@jpb8 §,©©( ©©© Very soon now, there ' ll be well over 2,000,000 men in the U. S. Army Air Forces. Flight is their business. War has taught them the machines, the techniques, the language of flight. They recognize no impass- able barriers of land or sea. There ' s many a man among these two million who pilots the U. S. ... blasting out a pattern of victory Army Bell Airacobra. In his single with machine gun bullets and can- engine fighter, he can be 20,000 nnn shells. feet in the sky— seconds after he It ' s as if he had moved to a strange leaves the earth. Sixty minutes later new city ( Skvtown, U. S. A. ) and he can be more than 40(1 miles away adopted a new way of life. MEMBER AIRCRAFT WAR PRODUCTION C O U N C.I L— E A S T COAST. INC. MAKE NO EARTHBOUND PLANS FOR THESE 2,000,000! After the war, they-ond you— will fly. You ' ll fly in superior planes of peace because this war has taught uf some lessons, too. How to break with precedent in designing aircraft to do specific jobs. How to pioneer better, faster, less costly methods of mass production. © Bell Aircraft Corporation, Buffalo and Niagara Falls, New York. m k L BUY WAR BONDS :d speed victory AIRACOBRAS for victory— future planes for peace 567 FINANCING SERVICE : This Corporation is always at the service of officers of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard who need financial assistance. To you of the Class of 1°44 GOOD LUCK and to those of ou who may refer to us be assured of our sincere desire to he of real help. ' Tog LOANS NEW OR USED CARS A ' o Restrivtionn i ' laovd on the Movement of Vara Financed Through I ' m LIFE INSURANCE PLACED ON ALL CONTRACTS BRANCH OFFICES: Ocean Center Building LONG BEACH, CALIF. Carpenter Building WARRINGTON, FLA. Helping pave the way to VICTORY! Gruendler Equipment serves both i U. S. ENGINEER CORPS and " SEABEES " ! Pottadte (?%u46en for U.S. ENGINEER CORPS Where the going is tough, where the terrain is rough to prepare the bases for ourShang- n-las, GRUENDLER Portable Crushing Equipment, under severe punishment — day in and day out — is serving well, crush- ing the rock to level and pave the way to Victory. WE ARE ALL WORKING— FOR VICTORY NOW ' ! ££3521 jAa A 1 a ' —=% = — ottaltte (Z-wa uhq PloHt4. for " Sear-Bees " — U. S. Bureau of Ships and Docks BUY WAR BONDS CJ RUENDLER CRUSHER PULVERIZER COMPANY 2915-21 N. MARKET ST., ST. LOUIS, MO ENGINEERS and MANUFACTURERS for over HALF CENTURY 568 OUR ORDERS CALL FOR QUALITY At Stetson we have been supplying Army orders for officers ' shoes since before the Spanish War. To us these orders mean top quality . . . Stetson ' s best, from start to finish . . . the choicest materials, the most careful workmanship. You will approve of Stetsons. They carry out their assignments smartly, comfortably, dependably. Your order for personal use will be honored STET SON) through any P. X. The Stetson Shoe Company, Inc. Sffl South Weymouth 90, Massachusetts. STETSON SHOES More bu the Pair Less by the Year C- omp lim en ts of MOHAWK COACH LINES INC. That ' s what they call them in Africa, Alaska, Italy, Iceland and on the other offensiv e and defensive " fronts. " Ruggedly constructed and soundly engineered by pioneer builders of earth-moving equipment, they have proved themselves in war service. Buckeye equipment includes: Clipper vacuum power control shovels, cable controlled bulldozers and trailbuild- ers. digging wheel and ladder type trenchers, R-B Fine- graders, material spreaders and other cost-cutting road and airport construction and civil engineering equipment. More Than Ever — Ready to Serve! GENERAL FOODS PRODUCTS Well Known in all Branches of the U. S. Service Jcll-O and Jell-O Puddings Maxwell House Coffee and Tea Sanka Coffee — Instant Postum Baker ' s Chocolate and Cocoa Log Cabin Syrup Post Toasties Corn Flakes Post ' s 40 ' ( ' Bran Flakes Grape-Nuts Grape-Nuts Flakes General Foods Sales Co., Inc. New York, N. Y. L omplimen Is oftL WORCESTER TAPER PIN CO. 570 LV ' ■: :e- I ' ftJllf. BUILDING WAR TRUCKS Many Of The Biggest Military Trucks Now Used By Our Armed Forces — And Those Of Our Allies — Are Built By Federal. FEDERAL MOTOR TRUCK COMPANY Detroit 9, Michigan These medium duty hydraulic hoist dump trucks built by Federal are utilized by the Army for a wide variety of critical military construction work. . Army and Novy " E " was awarded UJ.U.IIIJ.IIU ' VJ A TAINTAININC; vital communications... keeping watch over fighting men and machines . . . guiding the production of war material at home. . . these are some of the vital duties being performed by Siiipson electrical instruments and testing equip- ment. They are going forth by the thousands — the finest instruments that skill and ex- perience and resolution can produce. FAMILY AFFAIR BICKERING factions ia the United States. Adolf? Lack of unity in a democracy, Tojo? They were bad guesses, weren ' t they? Judging by results, a mighty solid front drew together after Pearl Harbor. In the oil industry, peacetime competitors joined hands, swapped patents and processes, pooled equipment where necessary ... in order to give the Services all they ' d need of 100-plus octane gasoline, of lubricating oils, of TNT and butadiene and other things. For it ' s a family affair. The men who help through oil at home, themselves have sons and brothers in our armed forces. And they shall not want. A BRANCH NEAR YOU Eastern Headquarters 221 Fourth Avenue. Corner 18th Street, New York City Telephone: Gramercy 3-7963 Long Beach, Cal 1206 W. Ocean Blvd., Telephone 662-13 San Diego, Cal 850 6th Ave., Telephone Franklin 7573 Los Angeles, Cal. . 315 W. Fifth St., Metropolitan Bldg., Mutual 1745 Seattle, Wash 609 Stewart St., Telephone Elliot 6574 Norfolk, Vo 131 W. Tazewell St., Telephone 4-8012 More POWER to Em! This engine is power! It is steady and depend- able in emergencies because it has been de- signed by experienced engineers and built by skilled workers. We are proud of the confidence placed in HILL Dies9l Engines by the Armies of the United Nations. ROGERS DIESEL AND AIRCRAFT CORP. 1120 Leggett Ave., New York 59, N. Y. Compliments of THE CLEVELAND TRACTOR COMPANY 572 lo ' Em! • :r :3 WHAT W E REALLY Q WHIPS TIME AT 371 BASES A base is a place to strike from. Time is of the essence, especially when the bases have to be built all over the world. Wc mention the statistical fact that Robertson products and Robertson service were used to cut " activating " time at 371 military bases simplv to point up an idea that we hope all our friends will understand about us. What lie really make is Time . . . in the erection of Robertson Protected Metal (RPM) roofing and siding, Robertson Q-Floors, Q-Walls, Q-Deck, etc. These are some of the products you can buy from us. What vou will get with them is the Robertson Q-Ingredient, the complete engineer- ing service, the detailing to the last bolt, the factory scheduling, the fast site erection, which will save vou time and money. HHROBERTSON COMPANY o.veIt ' s ° I ' Hi l ' o .deck PITTS BURGH SwM MAKE IS TIME A ALLOY PRODUCTS CORP. Waukesha, Wisconsin Manufacturers of Aviator ' s Breathing Oxygen Cylinders Life Raft Inflation Bottles SPECIALISTS IN THE FABRICATION OF ALLOY METALS all processes of manufacturing — War Produc- tion demands precision. Because of their dependable precision, their , speed and versatility, South Bend Lathes long " a ATHE " " " have 1 n recognized lor efficiency in toolroom 128-page book on the output. Their accuracy and speed make them SU ' working TJth°l equally popular for today ' s lii ' h speed produc- si " ■■ ' « Contains tion demands. rite lor new catalog No. 100C. teaUon.la tpi. ' id! South Bend lathe works South Bend 22, Ind. Lathe Builders For 37 Yean THE ARUNDEL EDRPORATIDIV Baltimore, Md. DREDGING — CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING and Distributors of SAND • GRAVEL • STONE and COMMERCIAL SLAG MODERN ATLAS ft ls . small world which the man in aviation passes onto our chrt- dr en today-far smaller than the globe which he ■££ new generation will reduce still more the huge burden of ancient Atlas as cargoes move swiftly by air to bring all parts of the earth closer together. Wright Engines, which have pioneered the Air Age, will power even greater globe-shrinking transports to come. WRIGHT POWER THE TONNA LIGHT • COMPACT • POWIRWl E N GIN E S GE OF THE AIR LOOK FOR THE BIG BRAND WHEN YOU BUY VITAMINS 3Kindso f oHB- A -o TS ££■ Vtam r m the NEW Multiple Tablets, and the _ CaoSule s. IS] Vitamin Ua P i ONE S« WHAT YOU I SAVE.;. D Vitamins for lea as B-ComplexVitammsfor for as little as 3% = P c " TIME OUT —for Repairs I • Emergency repairs and service are often needed quick fighting fronts. Miller Spe- cial Service Tools for Tanks, Trucks, Amphibian Tractors, etc. now help perform this important work. Our 28 years ' experience designing and manufacturing automo- in war production. Pea £TtL 1 , ' G. COMPANY J727 Sixleenlh Slreel DETROIT 16. MICHIGAt Congratulations and Good Luck Worumbo ' s Fabric Perfections Look Better — Longer i AM AROUND THE CLOCK ie 24 — every day of the year — millions of tly or indirectly, products mined and man- merican Agricultural Chemical Company. Americans use. ili ufactured by The For example: Your breakfast coffee contains sugar rchned with hone-black made by A. A. C. Your luncheon and dinner consists of vege- tables and fruits grow n with A. A. C. fertilizers. The battery of your automobile, film in your camera, dyes in your clothing, dishes on your table, glass and brick in your home, steel in tile tools or machinery you use, are manufactured by processes involving the use of American Agricultural Chemical Company products. And at night you sleep between sheets laundered snowy white with A. A. C. trisodium phosphate. With 29 factories. 26 sales offices, and phosphate mines, The A. A. C. Co.— one of the oldest and largest fertilizer manu- facturers-serves agriculture praiticalh everywhere east of the Rockies, as well as in Cuba and Canada, liut that Is only part of the story— for A. A. C. also serves the nation ' s prln ' manufacturing industries : well. A. A. C. MAM FACTI RES al Insecticides, Sodii all grades of Commercial Fertlllz. Tankage, Bone Black, Dust, Crushed Stone, ates, Calcium Pho . imonlum Carbonate, Sulphuric Acid, Salt Cake, and are in porters and or dealers in Nitrate of Soda, Cvanamid, Potash Salts and Sulphate of Ammonia. A. A. C. MINES AND SELLS all grades of Florida Pebble Phosphate Rock. If you are In the market for these or related products, we would appreciate t he opportunity to discuss out requirements. THE AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL CO. 50 CHURCH STREET n Af) NEW YORK, N. Y. a tradition for over a quarter-century . . From the Solomons to Gibral- tar — at every farflung American post throughout the world — you ' ll find Associated uniforms being worn by veteran officers . . . men who demand the finest . . . who have known our de- pendability for over a quarter- century. MADE TO YOUR EXACT MEASURE tailored to measure mean ' tailored to fit, whether hi an overcoat, shortcoat. blouse, trousers or shirt. You can ht ASSOCIATED 19 W.JACKSON BLVD. CHICAGO Branches: PECOS. TEX. ASHINGTON. D. C. BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN HOLLY RIDGE, N. CAR. LUBBOCK. TEX. FT. SUMNER. NEW Ml XI( O COMPLIMENTS OF W. K. MITCHELL AND COMPANY, INC. PHILADELPHIA, PENNA. Stone Webster Engineering Corporation DESIGNERS AND CONSTRUCTORS of explosive, chemical, petroleum and cartridge case plants,- synthetic rubber projects,- manufacturing and power facilities — all essential to the Nation ' s war program. NEW YORK • BOSTON • CHICAGO • HOUSTON PITTSBURGH • WASHINGTON • SAN FRANCISCO • LOS ANGELES Best Whites AMERICAN STERILIZER COMPANY ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA in I % .- OLLSMAN AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS PRODUCT OF □ |; .lll:l:Jj.|J.IMJ.|. ' Ll YORK • GLENDAIE. C. iiiiiitl su RFACE METAL RACEWAY FOR LIGHT, POWER, SIGNAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. Used in wiring of army tanks, mobile units, armored ve- hicles, U. S. Gov- ernment adminis- tration buildings, etc. Wiring Guide and erature free on request. Since 18 6 8 tlie MEYER name has been standard for ARMY . . . INSIGNIA and UNIFORM EQUIPMENT " Strictly Regulation " Robert E. McKee, General Contractor EL PASO, TEXAS LOS ANGELES, CALIF. OGDEN, UTAH ft ft DALLAS, TEXAS FORT WORTH, TEXAS TYLER, TEXAS GATESVILLE, TEXAS PANAMA CANAL ZONE ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO SPARKS, NEVADA CORONADO, CALIFORNIA tfA P j A ot Accuracy », Irl ' s Standard ot MILLING MACHINES GRINDING MACHINES SCREW MACHINES MACHINISTS ' TOOLS CUTTERS and HOBS ARBORS and ADAPTERS SCREW MACHINE TOOLS VISES and PUMPS ]BS MAGNETIC CHUCKS .»«. 0THER " 5SSL-, PROVIDENCE. M. EQUIPMENT J j a SIGNAL HONOR to salute you, who arc about to leave West Point and join your brother officers in the WAR EF- FORT. We, of the production front are proud of you and confident that you will have no small part in the drive to ultimate VICTORY. INTERNATIONAL FLARE -SIGNAL DIV. of THE KILGORE MFG. CO., Tipp City, Ohio (Manufacturers of Flare and Signal Equipment for the I ' . S. Armed Forces) " fr-fr -w- -fr-fr-fr |0U will find Operadio-built equipment serving on land, in the air. and at sea. Tank and airplane interphone, shipboard communication equipment, electronic machine gun trainers are a few we can mention — each built to unwavering standards of accuracy and dependability to stand by you no matter how rough the going! OPERADIO MANUFACTURING COMPANY ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS N THE THICK OF BATTLE IT ' S OPERADIO MARION INSTITUTE IIO NO It MILITARY SCHOOL " 102nd Successful Year Standard fully accredited Junior Col- lege offering the first two years in Arts. Science, Pre-Medical, Pre-Law. Com- merce and Engineering. Four-year High School. Special preparatory ami college courses for admission to U. S. Military, Naval, and Coast Guard Academies, fully accredited by Gov- ernment Academies. For Catalogue address: COL. W. L. MURFEE. President MARION. ALA. 581 CUMMINGS MACHINE WORKS Builders of Range Quadrants, Mounts Telescope, Precision Instruments WE HELP TD MAKE EVERY SHOT A HULLS EYE " Established in 1881 9-11 MELEHER STREET BDSTDIV, MASSACHUSETTS J There is only ONE Mm. Trade Mark Reg. U. S. Pat. Off. " The most nearly perfect electrical insulator known today " • Through intense heat and cold, before the war anil in these critical days, MYCALEX has emerged pre- dominant in the field and, as leading engineers in industry, radio and television have told us, " is the must nearly perfect electrical insulator known today. " • Engineers specify MYCALEX because they prefer M CALEX. Extremely versatile in application, it may be cut, drilled, tapped, machined, milled, ground, polished and moulded. It meets all requirements for close tolerances. Moreover, MYCALEX is leadless. This, combined with low loss at all frequencies, gives it advantages over any other types of glass-bound mica insulation. • l i I,EX is not the name of a class of materials, but the registered trade-name for low-loss insulation manufactured in the Western Hemisphere only by the Mycalex Corporation of America. Sheets and roils immediately available for fabrication by us or in your own plant. MYCALEX CORPORATION OF AMERICA Exclusive Licensee under all Patents of Mycalex [Parent) Co., Ltd. 60 CLIFTON BOULEVARD • CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY ESTABLISHED 1856 MANUFACTURERS OF Shirts and Pajamas for Officers Military Schools Ci 3l«ltu0 £ tmmt COR PORATION 326 JUNIUS STREET, BROOKLYN, N. Y. BEA1 Hip RAD BRID llv 582 KOO AMPHIBIOUS FLOATS Itaaglax 1-17 " Sleif train " on Kilo Minlvl 711 Amphibious Float Gear EVE LSETTS E B O EL O A T G E A It SERVES THE UNITED NATIONS EDO AIRCRAFT CORPORATION, 432 SECOND STREET. COLLEGE POINT. L. I.. N. Y. jamas Cayuga Construction Corporation ENGINEERS — CONTRACTORS 30 VESEY ST., NEW YORK 7, N. Y. HEAVY CONSTRUCTION FOUNDATIONS RAILROADS BRIDGES TUNNELS CANTONMENTS BUILDINGS UTILITIES AIRPORTS HIGHWAYS Constructors of United States Army Base and Airport in Cuba 583 The Waverly Dil Works Company Pittsburgh, Pa. rsefinerd of [- ennduluania ( rude ince 1880 INSURANCE AT COST AUTOMOBILES HOUSEHOLD AND PERSONAL EFFECTS PERSONAL AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS • • Rates on Automobile Insurance are Made To Meet War Restrictions on Driving • • • All Savings are Returned to Members Upon Expiration of Policy MEMBERSHIP RESTRICTED To Officers in Federal Services UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION Box 275 Grayson Street Station SAN ANTONIO 8, TEXAS UM ate JzlejiHane. Judemi- AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC Communications officers know that these telephone systems are playing an import- ant part in the activities that inevitably will lead to victory. Their steadily increas- ing use in the various branches of the fight- ing service testifies to their efficiency and reliability in furnishing rapid, reliable communication under any and all cir- cumstances. AUTOMATIC § ELECTRIC Telephone, Communication and Signaling Apparatus S w - WANSKUCK COMPANY PROVIDENCE, R. I. Manufacturers of Men ' s Wear Woolens and Worsteds Selling Agents: METCALF BROTHERS COMPANY NEW YORK, N. Y. 584 America ' s W Nsl Cracker umhine K R 1 5 P 1 Crackers LOOSE-WILES BISCUIT COMPANY DEFIES COLD! New methods of treating outer coverings to increase resistance to dampness, new construction of openings to seal out icy winds — these are some of the war- born features you will have in your after-war Ta-Pat-Co. Entire production is now going to our armed forces, but when peace returns you ' ll find this fine sleeping bag and other Ta-Pat-Co equipment at leading sporting goods dealers everyv here. . THE AMERICAN PAD TEXTILE COMPANY GREENFIELD - • OHIO In peace end in war. the leading manufacturer Of Life-Save Equipment and Sleeping Bags Protecting the Power back of the Army ' s Punch AMERICA ' S enemies know by now how stupid ■L X they were in imagining they could out-fight America in this engine-powered age! Americans, cradled in the family car literally since babyhood, are the most motor-wise lads on earth. They take to anything from a jeep to a thirty-ton tank-trans- porter like a Briton to his beef. They ' ll fly and fight a four-motored bomber as naturally as their ances- tors fought with flintlocks. It ' s a privilege and an honor to have a hand in equipping these fighting young men with the tools of Victory. Sealed Power piston rings by millions are safeguarding the precious engine power that gives mobility and menace to the Army ' s fighting punch. SEALED POWER CORPORATION Muskegon, Michigan • Windsor, Ontario Piston Pins, Valves, Water Pumps, Bolts, Bushings, Tie Rods, Front End Parts AN INDIVIDUALLY ENGINEERED SET FOR EACH POPULAR MAKE OF CAR OR TRUCK SEALED POWER PISTON RINGS PISTONS AND CYLINDER SLEEVES 585 l oninlimcnts of BLOSSOM PRODUCTS CORPORATION Manufacturers of Men ' s, Ladies ' , and Children ' s Underwear and Knitted Outerwear ALLENTOWN, PA. SINCERE REGARDS AND REST WISHES TO THE GRADUATES OF West Point Military Academy FROM THE FELLOWS GEAR SHAPER COMPANY SPRINGFIELD, VERMONT • • ••••••••••••••• SINCE 1876 AMERICA ' S BEST KNOWN SHOES W. L. DOUGLAS f SHOE CO., BROCKTON. MASS. Stores in Principal Cities — Good Dealers Everywhere BUY U. S. WAR BONDS FOR FREEDOM AND VICTORY r . .. . .-¥■ ¥ •¥■ -¥■ + + +)f + + + ii + + + + ir Brussell Sewing Machine Co., Inc. 202 GREENE STREET, NEW YORK 1: 5, N. Y. Telephone GRamercy 7-5880 PRECISION MACHINING AND ASSEMBLIES Ordnance • Aircraft • Marine CONFIDENCE A soldier with confidence — confidence in his officers, in his weap- ons, and in his training in the use of those weapons— does not fail in the stress of battle. Autocar men and women have confi- dence, too — confidence that the special-purpose vehicles they deliver to the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Forces will not fail. Built into this equipment, these men and women know, is that sturdy, Autocar reliability which can face the test of war. Autocar joins you wholeheartedly in pouring out brute force to meet the brute force that started this war. AUTOCAR OF ARDMORE FACTORY BRANCHES IN LEADING CITIES FROM COAST TO COAST J. F. FITZGERALD CONSTRUCTION CO. GENERAL CONTRACTORS BOSTON NEW YORK THEY ALL TURNED TO SELLERS FOR THE TOOLS TO BUILD THEIR HEAVY WEAPONS ft It ' s a far cry from the smooth bores of ' 61 to the remote-controlled A A guns of ' 4 3, yet Sellers heavy machine tools were " on the job " in 1848 as they are today — doing more precise work in less time. HORIZONTAL BORING, DRILLING and MILLING MACHINES POWER-FLOW PLANERS AUTOMATIC DRILL and TOOL GRINDERS CAR WHEEL and ENGINE DRIVER LATHES LOCOMOTIVE INJECTORS . . . HI-PRESSURE CLEANERS WILLIAM SELLERS COMPANY 1600 HAMILTON STREET, PHILADELPHIA, U. S. A. Middlesex and Emberton Uniform Cloths A. D. ELLIS MILLS, INC., MONSON, MASS. Dress Cloths Overcoatings Lincolnsfield Uniform Fabrics Gabardine Elastique D. R. VREELAND, Sales Agent 261 Fifth Avenue NEW YORK CITY I SEE FUTURE HAPPINESS FOR YOU : fORK iberton B BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS Budweiser ANHEUSER-BUSCH. ..SAINT LOUIS AMERICAN LUMBER COMPANY, INC. 103 Park Avenue MUrray Hill 3-3616 NEW YORK 17, N. Y. Softwoods Rockwool Hardwoods Roofing Plywood Building- Materials Boxes Shooks Pallets Specialists in Domestic and Export Shipments • Facilities Engaged 100% for Victory Ar Salute Do Jne K aaets of Joaau Ji,ul Our vjenerals of Jo ' oniorrow Pyramid Manufacturing Co., Inc. 148 West 23rd Street New York City, N. Y. srreJn and (J irdseue rrosted srruitd and Ueaetabted NORTHWESTERN FRUIT PRODUCE COMPANY 229-230 West Street New York City C. P. CLARE CO. 4719 Sunnyside Avenue • CHICAGO, ILL. Relays and Electro- Mechanical Specialities r as £oety 4£owL " Wish la the. QiMitetL States JltUitaty. c teadinti jy THE B CORPORATION Contractors to the United States Army; Navy and Coast Guard and Aircraft Engine Builders 36 WEST 52nd STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK Congratulations and Best Wishes to the West Point Corps of Cadets HARVEY MACHINE CD., Inc. Plants: Los Angeles, Long Beach General Offices: 6200 Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles 3, Calif. Offices in Washington, Detroit, London LIB . «a D w : FO D S of Selected Quality Preferred by BETTER INSTITUTIONS EIII1W GTTOCERY CORPORATION 407 GREENWICH ST., NEW YORK k WAIk., S-8S70 i ELECTRIC HOSE RUBBER CO. Manufacturers . RUBBER AND SYNTHETIC, GOVERNMENT SPECIFICATION AND INDUSTRIAL HOSE Wilmington, Delaware You ' re swell too Colonel " W HEN we decided to supply all lawyers in the armed ■forces with the edited cases of their own Courts and Ihose of the Supreme Court of the United States, we could not tell that within one year our weakly mailings would traverse the seven seas. In the light of the sacrifices that these men are making, this service we are rendering fades into insignificance and becomes a high privilege to perform. Typical of many letters received every day is the accom- panying from our Air Force Headquarters in the Middle East where history is being made. " 4 ■ £=- - -e 2 2L, d, s e To avoid possible embarrassment, name has been deleted from this facsimile, but the original occupies an honored place in our file of Servicemen ' s Letters. WEST PUBLISHING CO. i The LAPOINTE [M DUPLEX VARIABLE SPEED HYDRAULIC SURFACE BROACHING MACHINE • Army HEADQUARTERS in Boston THE PARKER HOUSE TREMONT SCHOOL STREETS Glenwood J. Sherrard President and Managing Director ft ft ft 593 WHITE DRESS GLOVES FINE LISLE HALF HOSE PURE WOOL SOCKS ATHLETIC SHIRTS WINDBREAKERS FULL FASHIONED ALL WOOL SWEATERS For the Most Exacting Demands U. S. Army Standards CASTLE GATE HOSIERY and GLOVE CO., Inc. 432 FOURTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY E. B. Sudbury, General Manager Manufacture . . . Established MX Ljreeti unas TO THE OFFICERS AND CADETS OF THE U. S. MILITARY ACADEMY CARR CHINA COMPANY Manufacturers of VITRIFIED CHINA Grafton, W. Va. We Salute Our Army UNITED FINISH COMPANY PEABODY, MASSACHUSETTS + Manufacturers of All Types Resin Emulsions: LACQUERS, ENAMELS, PAINTS and SOLVENTS for Leather. Wood and Metal AmOI ' S Anti-corrosive COMPOUNDS VITAL for PROTECTION ESSENTIAL for EFFICIENCY • Par-al-ketone Gun Oil FOR LUBRICATION AND PROTECTION Rifle Bore Cleaner FOR CLEANSING AND PROTECTION AMERICAN OIL SUPPLY CO. NEWARK, N. J. Specializing in Rust Preventive Compounds Complying with Government Specifications DBTS ADEMY n u HEATING HEAT TREATING HEAT PROCESSING Specializing In Combustion Engineering And Equipment Problems F. J. E VANS ENGINEERING CO. Watts Bldg. Birmingham 3, Alabama Branch Office Houston 6, Tex. When Your Clothes Go Cash ' s WOVEN Name Cash ' s are the favorite of the Services. Mark everything you own for quick, positive, perma- nent identification. . . . Easy to attach. . . . Ask vour store or write us. CASH ' S 44 Chestnut St. SOUTH NORWALK, CONN. DAM RIGHT HE ' S A WEST POINTER! OUT IN A FOXHOLE he looks like anyone else. Just as tired, dirty and red-eyed. Just as scared. But there the similarity ends. Because, he ' s a " soldier ' s soldier " — the kind that vets point out to replacements. " That ' s him, " they say, " the guy that ' s helpin ' the medic fix up Johnson ' s arm. Yeah! He ' s a West Pointer. We got the best! " Yes ! When the chips are down and the guys look at each other and say " this is it, " it feels healthier to have a West Pointer around. It gives a guy that extra confidence in decisions . . . that extra sense of timing that saves lives . . . that knowl- edge that no G. I. Joe will be asked to do anything a West Pointer won ' t do. The kids that carry the carbines know that a West Pointer first and always looks out for his men. They know he ' ll fight for them and beside them. They know he ' ll brag that he ' s got the best damned outfit in the Army. And they know that he has the train- ing and the natural leadership to make it the best. So, the kids back him up and do the impossible. That ' s real soldiering. That ' s soldiering under a West Pointer. We, at Stewart -Warner, cant jump into a foxhole and watch you use the things we make. But we know that in your hands, this equipment will be used well. To you, then, we say: all the precision that marked products of Stewart -Warner in peace, will be found sharpened and " battle tested " in the war materials we manufacture. This experience and skill is devoted to the one purpose of sup- plying you and your men with the tools that help win bat- tles, that finish wars faster, that bring you home quicker! STEWART-WARNER CORPORATION Shell Fuzes • Gun Parts • Airplane Parts • Engine Parts Communications • Instruments • Lubrication Equipment • Heaters W - CHICAGO • BRIDGEPORT INDIANAPOLIS • DETROIT • DIXON, ILL. 59.i % THE SIZE ip %r TO T TO THE 1944 GRADUATING CLASS from each of the 1000 ' s of Cone-Drive Gears in your tanks, guns and planes CONE DRIVE DIVISION MICHIGAN TOOL COMPANY 7171 E. McNichols Rd., Detroit 12, U.S.A. 1 3 THE WEIGHT The ESMOND MILLS, Inc. Esmond, Rhode Island ESMOND BLANKETS Cadet Mess Iteiilwiiml Chair GREAT NORTHERN CHAIR CO. 2.i )0 West Ogden Avenue CHICAGO ILLINOIS BUY U. S. WAR BONDS Now flying over the home •« CBS games and venders. LION MANUFACTURING CORPORATION 2640 Belmont Avenue • Chicago. Illinois 596 KINGSKRAFT COVERS ARE PREFERRED DESIGN FOR QUALITY SERVICE The largest plant in the country engaged in cover manufacturing PUBLISHERS of fine set-books and encyclopedias ■ know good quality and insist upon it for their covers. They know how important it is to have their books bound in the best covers available. To meet these specifications KINGSKRAFT covers have been developed and you too have available: 1. The finest materials produced for book covers — more threads per square inch — more coating on the surface — greater variety of cloth fabrics. 2. A greater value because of our complete cover making equipment enabling us to give better re- sults at a decided savings. 3. Craftsmen with more skill produce finer embossed effects and color treatments. 4. Designs of character, by an outstanding staff of cover artists, who lead the field in newest design and color treatments as well as fabric suggestions. More schools use KINGSKRAFT than any other cover. Get the best in quality, design and cover value — use KINGSKRAFT covers and insure your book success. 325 West Huron Street, Chicago 1 East 57th Street, New York City Plant, Kingsport, Tennessee Commonwealth Bldg., Pittsburgh 597 • PUTTITAPE • PUTTIROPE A PLASTIC MATERIAL IN RIBBON OR ROPE FORM, FOR SEALING LEAKS OF ALL KINDS. REMAINS PLIABLE AT 50 BELOW OR 1 50 ABOVE 0° FAHR. USED ON PLANES, GAS TANKS, HANGARS AND FOR ALL SORTS OF SEALING ON ALL KINDS OF BUILD- INGS. Samples and literature on request. NATIONAL GREENHOUSE MFG. CO., PANA, ILL. P. L. McKEE— President AL D T HE A L I I G A T O If C O M P A N Y 1 T ffffffj ' t r. Si SHOES %r,r . . . because they ' re built to strict specifi- cations — from long experience building service shoes — in peace as well as wartime. Most Styles $|Q50 and $|| IE FLOIINHKIM SHOE COMPANY A. P. W. PAPER COMPANY, INC. Albany, NY. Manufacturers Toilet Tissue and Paper Towels 598 A great new " Service Book " by KENDALL BANKING author of WEST POINT TODAY Our Army • Today LKE West Point Today, OUR ARMY TODAY is more than a book of information. It is a book of warm human interest, humor, and the good humor and indomitable spirit of our fighting men. In it you follow a soldier from induction through his specialized training for actual combat — share his entire life in the best-paid, best-fed, best-equipped Army in the world. Hundreds of thousands of readers of his earlier " Service Books " agree that Kendall Banning is a master of lively, informative writing. To write OUR ARMY TODAY, he lived with the men a whole year, in camp and on maneu- vers. He came back with his best book yet, a worthy successor to West Point Today and his other volumes. OUR ARMY TODAY is the perfect book for every friend, relative, or sweetheart of a soldier, and for the future officer it provides an ideal foretaste of the lives and spirit of the men he will command. 520 pages, including 48 pages of U. S. Government officia photographs $2.50 FUNK WAGNALLS COMPANY Dept. 52 3 54 Fourth Avenue New York 10, N. Y. UNITED WE WIN Minneapolis-Molin the U. S. Maritim L-S TAI ACHIEVEMENT IN l ' l{ )l)l( TlON of essential parts for Victory ships fur the U. S. Maritime Commission. Right No the winning of the war is MM ' s Erst objective —when Victors is ours we will again supply our customers with the worlds most modern tractors and farm maehinerj ... In the meantime we ' ll huild all machinery allowed under government limitation orders and Quality goods for our Armed Forces. Miniieapolis-Moliiie Power Implement Company MINNEAPOLIS 1, MINNESOTA Aircraft Radio C O It P O It A T I O - Designers and Manufacturers of Military Aircraft Radio Equipment OONTON, N. J.. 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Ranging in siie from 2 to 5 cyl- inders, and in output from 5 to 15 KW, these Auxiliaries are in service today with our fighting forces of land, sea, and air. Write TODAY for illustrated folder. )S— The Lawrance Model 20A, engineered to save vital space and weight, combines power and performance in a 1 1 1 pound unit only 30 inches long, 21 inches wide, and 17 inches high. 7 1 A KW- A continuous power rating of 5 KW, plus a 7l 2 KW overload rating, is an outstanding feature of the Model 20A. Vibration-free per- formance is insured by the high operating RPM of the 15 horsepower, two- cylinder engine. DEPENDABLE— The Model 20A, now in service with the famous Boeing Flying Fortresses and Consolidated Liberators, supplies a s teady and dependable flow of electric power to operate gun turrets, radio, bomb hoists, main engine starters and other vital equipment. AUXILIARY POWER PLANTS LAWRANCE ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH CORPORATION • LINDEN, NEW JERSEY, U.S.A. K jvciduutei of l UeAt f- oint: The consciousness of the world is awakened today to the realization that success cannot be wrested from society by the individual intent upon selfish aggrandizement at the expense of his fellowmen, but is bestowed by society upon the individual who serves it well. To the graduating class of The United States Military Academy of West Point we extend our congratulations, confident in our belief that the training you have received will impel you to go forward serving society and your Country in such a manner as to uphold the splendid traditions of the great institution from which you are being graduated. THE FAULTLESS RUBBER COMPANY Ashland, Ohio, U. S. A. CfaJJ invests -A,j m in.ia.iure . r The original hand-carved steel dies for Class Rings. Miniature Kings and Class Crests of the various Classes of the United States Military Academy, since their adoption, are on file in this Estahlishment . . . from which lost Rings and Crests may be replaced. Inquiries invited. HEADQUARTERS FOR INSIGNIA SINCE 1832 FOR ALL BRANCHES OF THE SERVICE " A " PINS With guard or without ... paved with half-pearls, make interest- ing and treasured gifts. .rtBANKSfr-rW V Established 1832 1218 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 5 ,. Ofhrern in the Service and their jntndies are invited tn nsr the Service- h - fail Department . . . hack of each article is the fiailev reputation estab- lished through more than five generations oj sen ire that has heenme nation- NEVERBREAK HiiVA i. MANUFACTURERS OF FINE TRUNKS AND LUGGAGE SINCE 1869 BELBER TRUNK AND BAG COMPANY NEVERBREAK TRUNK COMPANY, INC. INNOVATION TRUNK COMPANY Factories Woodbury, N. J. Philadelphi New York Office 171 Madison Avenue To the Class of 1944 THMK YOU! HERFF-JDNES IS PROUD TD HAVE been i: ii ii r; i: td manufaeture YOUR ELASS RINGS HERFF-JOIVES CD. CLASS RINGS— MINIATURES— A-PINS MAKERS OF OFFICIAL RINGS FOR THE CLASSES OF 1943 - 1944 - 1945 MAIL INQUIRIES INVITED REPRESENTED BY JOHN S. STEPHENS EASTERN DIVISION 40 CLINTON ST., NEWARK, N.J. Kjreetinqd from UNITY MFG. CD. Builders of SPOT-SIGNAL-REEL LIGHTS FOR TANKS TANK DESTROYERS SPOTLIGHTS- STANCHION LIGHTS WARNING LIGHTS POR TABLE LIGHTS For Fire Apparatus, Crash Cars, Ambulances and other Automotive Vehicles. UNITY MFG. CD. 2909 Indiana Avenue CHICAGO, ILL. BOLTS and NUTS of Brass, Bronze and Other Metals STANDARD NUT BOLT CO. VALLEY FALLS. R. I. With the compliments of a Friend L omnliments of ROTARY ELECTRIC STEEL COMPANY Ferndale Station DETROIT, MICHIGAN HENDEY 12 CRANK SHAPER machine for small tool ami die work, per has reached a high standard of n idea This SI popularity in shops where work of the precision class prevails. During this time of intensive manufacturing to meet the demands for War Materiel, this Hendey 12 " Shaper in countless shops is making good in the tool work and production lines. THE HENDEY MACHINE COMPANY TORRINGTON, CONN. THAT OIR PILOTS MIGHT M THE ESEMY CFHTISS P-40 . . . Cradle of Uvroea Born in the Sku Enemy hordes stalked the global skies! Into the blue against them flew pilots of the United Nations, airborne on Curtiss P-40 wings. This is history! From the earliest days of World War II, these teams of plucky pilots and their Curtiss P-40 ' s have swept the air in every theatre of conflict. On occasion, " lone wolfing " . Other times in squadrons! Their total formed a mighty armada whose blazing guns have written an unparalleled saga of successful aerial combat. In the battle-raked heavens throughout the world, these pilots have won undying glorv, symbolized by distinguished military decorations. Honor the pilots! Salute the scrappy Curtiss P-40 fighters which carried them to success. Together, against over- whelming odds, they fought to finally wrest air supremacy for America and its Allies. MEMBER. »IRCR»F1 ; PRODUCTION CO 605 Congratulations to the Class of 1944 THE MONTAGUE COMPANY SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. GRAPHIC CAMERAS lA. S5. s rr tried jrorced THE FOLMER GRAFLEX CORPORATION ROCHESTER 8, NEW YORK, 0. S. A. HARTFORD, CONN., 780 Windsor Street NEW YORK CITY, N. Y.. 51 East 42 Street E ARMY ft— NAVY Excellence in War Construction Jayhawk Ordnance Works U. S. Army U. S. Naval Air Station. Bermuda U. S. Navy F. H. McGRAW COMPANY INCORPORATED Constructors WASHINGTON, D. C, Bowen Bld R . MIDDLETOWN, OHIO, First Amer. Bank Trust Building TT7E, as all Americans, W bask in the glory of West Pointers and the free American way for which they stand and by which we all live. Particularly in these days are we glad we are Americans. We salute you our new offi- cers on your way to your main objective . . . VICTORY The Jay Garment Company PORTLAND, INDIANA 606 IN PEACE ... IN WAR Spalding helps Americans win Each peace-time year legions of American sportsloversdependonSpalding athletic equip- ment to better their game, to set new records. Today, along with sporting goods to keep soldiers and civilians healthy, Spalding is pro- ducing- — in addition — a long list of war items to help assure an early victory for American fighters. SPALDING SETS THE PACE IN SPORTS DUTCHESS QUARRY SUPPLY CO. P. O. BOX 773 PHONE 7082 POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. Quarry Pipe Plant PLEASANT VALLEY, N. Y. PHONE 2021 Quarry Sand Plant GOSHEN, N. Y. PHONE 56 Washed, Screened and Graded Sand Crushed Stone — All Sizes Reinforced and Unreinforced Concrete Pipe ALL NEW YORK STATE ACCEPTED MATERIALS „tH STREET 54 WORTH Si ■ Army Twills, Navy Drills, Marine Suiting, Marine Herringbone, Shirtings, Slack Cloths, Fine Broad- cloths, Gabardines and Suitings. jrrotn i otton to Clutter ftOFFMAH EQUIPMENT MTHEARNN GARMENT PRESSING .%?% AT ARMY POSTS AN» k% • •••AND -nu.iir.EVt Every resource and facility of the Hoffman organization — and every last ounce of energy of Hoffman men — is devoted to increasing the steady flow of our regular products and the additional ordnance items which we are building for the armed services. MACHINERY CORPORATION U.S HOFFMAN General Offices: 105 Fourth Ave., New York MANUFACTURERS OF LAUNDRY MACHINERY AND GARMENT PRESSING EQUIPMENT We S aluu THE STAFF OF THE 1944 HOWITZER And their Brother Officers now on the Battle Front Jl, gain . . . We are honored and proud to Bind the 1944 Howitzer dSenind . . . The Armed Forces, we at home, are giving our full support to Essential War Work. Over 4 million Testaments have been bound and shipped to the Armed Forces all over the World from our plant. WM. F. ZAHRNDT SON Hook MiiniifiH-lnrvrs ROCHESTER, NEW YORK Diaries Edition Itiblvs Cadet Quarters are at THE BARCLAY This convenient meeting place on the 14th iloor is maintained ior the exclusive use of West Pointers and their friends while in the city. CADET QUARTERS are reserved by the WEST POINT SOCIETY OF NEW YORK. The management of THE BARCLAY extends a cordial invitation to the Corps of Cadets to avail themselves of the many facilities offered by the hotel. Special rates are arranged for Cadets and Officers who require rooms for overnight stays in the city. The BARCLAY is the Official Headquarters for THE ARMY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION THE BARCLAY William H. Rorke, General Manager 111 EAST 48th STREET . NEW YORK 17, NEW YORK 4 BLOCKS NORTH OF GRAND CENTRAL STATION JUST EAST OF PARK AVENU 609 BRADLEY - GOODRICH, INC Established 1869 CONTRACTORS to ARMY, NAVY AIR CORPS of HAVERHILL Articles of Personal Equipment MASSACHUSETTS First National Bank Highland Falls, N. Y. The Bank Nearest W est Point DIRECTORS Colonel C. L. Fenton, U. S. A. Colonel Earl North, U. S. A. Colonel llayden W. Wagner, A. U. S. 1,1. Colonel Earl H. Blaik, A. U. S. Theodore Michel Abraham Kopald George S. Nichols IEMBER FEDKKW. DEPOSIT INSl ' H INCK OH IM III MION PETERS VERTICAL OSCILLATORY GRINDER Tin- ma. him- i- :!.-. ' ' o. h.-iirlil. Mi.- I.a-.- .hm.-u.i.m. are - ' If ' « " , and Hie It is powered with a m HP, «ll vult, til) cycle, AC motor. Movement " f pimll.- i- transmit I. -.1 l.y lw . t.- rop - lull, ami two texrope ' I ' ll.- spindle ii- ili.i! iiiu ' nni lleariiii. " i.f 1 1- .iniiL ' -. [imately 500U rpin. and bus a vertical onze. split to allow for take-up. Bearings -.1 t.all hearing, ami I tie shaft is driven I I The grinding op ,.f the table ressed I I- ' . ' lever to the up position. PETERS TOOL COMPANY, INC. 1H EAST SCOTT STRE] IKEE, WISCONSIN, U.S.A. IV [en In Service Ruck River Wuolen Mills B JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN ■$ c The HORSTMANN UNIFORM CO. V To The ARMY OFFICER IT IS A FACT that fine quality uniforms have never been cheap. We do not question the possi- bility that low-priced uniforms have their place in the scheme of things, but they don ' t belong among the high class products of a military tailor. Hence Horstmann Uniforms are selected for their superior quality, fit and workmanship and we have never found it advisable to change this policy. 611 Beneath I Saner oft Smartness is a New Exelusive Feature The makers of Bancrofts have created the only important improvement in military caps in years. Here at last is a fur felt cap that you can pack in your grip, suitcase or footlocker without losing its shape ... a cap that ' s com- pletely crush proof. It ' s another Bancroft exclusive, made possible by the knowledge and skill of al- most a half century of specialization. ALSO CREATORS OF THE FAMOUS BANCROFT " HICHTIR " At belter stores everywhere, BANCROFT CAP COMPANY, BOSTON, MASS. Write for free booklet: HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR BANCROFT CAP The U. S. Hotel Thayer is operated for the use and convenience of the Corps of Cadets, their families and the general public. A first class Dining Room and Grill Room open to the public. " Femmes " Dormitory including dressing rooms (ironing boards) and a Hostess residing in the hotel. A Cadet Soda Bar is open Saturdays and Sundays for the use of the Cadets and their " Drags. " Please make room reservations in advance. JACK D. SCHROERS Manager L omplimenls of David Bogen Co., Inc. New York, N. Y. • Manufacturers of Paging, Intercommunication and Special Electronic Equipment CLOVES SINCE 1854 Daniel Hays Gloves Sfe NH ' 613 When the fin. going gets tough counts Yes — it ' s the same headline that we ran in the June 1943 Howitzer. And why not? It tells the same story! Advanced graduation, accelerated schedules, lack of time and material and yet the Howitzer, delivered far in advance of graduation day. The rush, the worry, the strain has passed — another fine Howitzer takes its place in a fine Tradition. The BJH policy of undivided responsibility for rapid fire co-ordination has passed another stiff test. And as you thumb its pages, give a vote of thanks to George Pappas, Tom Moore, Bob Zott and the other members of the Howitzer Staff who went through the same stiff schedule you did and still found time to give you this book. They did a fine job! BAKER. JONES. HAUSAIER, INC. COMBINED WITH THE PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT OF THE WHITNEY-GRAHAM COMPANY llu f fa to. New York Best Wishes to The Class of 1944 Official Photographer to the 1944 Howitzer 520 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK Est. 1886 OLT SGAAtt i The Officers and Men of the Armed Forces of the United States COLT ' S PATENT FIRE ARMS MFG. COMPANY, Hartford, Conn. It gets its Fighting Heart from a Fighting Bantam Powerful little engine that speeds " Tin Fish " from British Torpedo Planes comes off precision production lines at the American Bantam plant. S DRASTIC ACTION is demanded when the torpedo flashes from the attacking plane to its Axis target — Bantam builds the terrific little engine that provides it. Instantly forced to top speed, it rockets its heavy load of havoc and death through the water as swiftly as the eye can follow. The hundreds of men and women who are The American Bantam Car Company are putting their skill and their hearts into the making of these incredibly tough but delicately precise en- gines that dare not fail on their one fighting trip. This devotion to perfection is gladly given now to Victory — it ' s worth remembering after the war when you see the name Bantam on products you need. Bantam ' s full 618 H ° » UP r ° m fct»© C Type B-3J20 Crystal Dew Point Control S ° l Vo o s ate av teat? " lv At ' l e 01 ' ) DOING J title things WELL We at General Industries realize the impor- tance of doing little things well. For instance . . . our Smooth Power motors are small in size, but they ' re doing a mighty important job on fighting fronts around the world. This is true, too, in our plastic molding division. Thousands of parts of many sizes and types and uses come from our presses every day . . . each one finished exactly to specifications, answering every call for the closest attention to detail. When peacetime returns, this same scru- pulous attention to specifications will be the order of the day. Thus we hope to help American industry build more and better things at lower cost, and make them avail- able to maintain and improve our American standards of living. THE GENERAL INDUSTRIES COMPANY ELYRIA OHIO Compliments of SMITH-MEEKER ENGINEERING CO. 125 Barclay Street NEW YORK CITY 6 i 7% zza a CAN TAKE IT-AND DISH IT OUT CO-TWO carbon dioxide extinguishers, hose units and systems kill fires in flammable liquids and electrical equipment — in seconds— without damage. CO-TWO FIRE EQUIPMENT CO. ms jstamasMsmmm 620 CIVILIAN MILITARY TAILORS 485 Madison Avenue ' New York at 52nd Street FINE EQUIPMENT NEED NOT BE EXPENSIVE You are rated in the Service on your appearance — and you can afford the best. You will learn, that over a period of years, the finest will cost you no more per year — and you will have presented a better appearance all that time. The finest Cap in the Army Unpacked at Reveille . . . IN SERVICE by TAPS A Youngstown Pressed Steel Kitchen could be installed that quickly!— And when Youngs- town Pressed Steel Kitchens are on the market again, they will meet the current requirements for quality of product and speed of installation. A Youngstown Pressed Steel Kitchen will be worth waiting for! MULLINS MANUFACTURING CORP. SALEM, OHIO VI 10 i w our Compliments of FLEX-O-TUBE COMPANY Lafayette at 14th DETROIT, MICH. FIRST IN WAR AND PEACE Because baseball is regarded as so im- portant in the Services ' physical fitness and recreation schedules, most all the bats we ' re making today go to the Army, Navy and Marines — both here and abroad. We are glad to be able to supply their needs as well as those of the Corps and other military schools throughout the Nation. Hillerich Bradsby Co., Inc., Louisville 2, Kentucky. LOUISVILLE SLUGGER BATS FOR BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL 621 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Page Vo. Acme VisiM) ' Records, Iri)- 522 Aircraft Radio Corp 5 ' l ) Alligator Co .VI!! Alloy Products Corp. ' ,71 American Agricultural Chemical Co. 577 . in.-r i. ini Bantam Car Co 618 American Bosch Corp 539 American Evpr,-.- (a ni| an 534 American League Baseball Club of V V .564 American Lumber ( a... In,- 590 American Oil Supply Co 59-1 American Pad and Textile Co. 585 American Red Cross 559 American Sterilizer Co . . . 578 Anheuser-Busch 589 A. P. W. Paper Co., Inc. ...598 John Arborio, Inc 552 Arundel Corp 574 Associated Military Stores, Inc. 577 Auburn Rubber ( lorp. 560 Autocar Companj 587 Aulomalic Kleclric 584 Bailey. Banks Biddle Co. Baker. J))ii)-s. Ilansaner. In Bally Ribbon Mills, Inc.. Bancroft Cap Company Ban-lay Hotel. ..... Bearings Specially Co Beech Aircraft ( lorp. Bell Aircraft Corp. Bendix Aviation Corp Bennett Brothers, Inc.. . . B. G. Corp 602 (.1 1-015 530 .612 609 600 533 567 551 559 591 Blossom PrtHlncls Corp 586 David Bogen Co., Inc 612 Bradley-Goodrich, Inc 610 Brandtjen Kluge, [nc. 542 Brewster Aeronautical Co .543 Brown Sharpe Mfg. Co 580 Brnssell Sewing Machine Co., Inc 586 Buckeye Traction Ditcher Co 570 W. H. Buckingham Mfg. ( )o. 530 Carr China Co . 594 Cash ' s ...595 Caslle Gate Hosiery Glove Co 594 Cayuga Construction Co 583 C. P. Clare Co .590 Cleveland Diesel Engine. I)i . of G. l. 532 t :icveland Pneumatic Tool Co 550 lc eland Tractor Co 572 Clinton Woolen Mfg. Co.. . . 547 Cluff Fabric Co.. .556 (.oca-Cola Bottling Co 016 Colls Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co. 018 Continental Motors Corp. .539 ( loronel Military Uniform Co 552 ( !- -Tho Fir)- Equipment Co t,2lt Crosby Naval Stores. Inc ...566 I aiintnings Machine Works 582 Curtiss Wright Corp.— Airplane Div 005 Curtiss Wright Corp. -Propeller Div 549 Douglas Aircraft Co. . . 557 W. L. Douglas Shoe Co 586 Dutchess Quarry Supplj Co. , . . .607 Eaton Paper Co Edo Aircraft Corp. Electric Auto-Lite Co. Electric Boat Co... Electric Hose Rubber Co. 526 583 556 531 592 592 Erie City Iron Works 558 Esmond Mills, Inc. 590 F. J. Evans Engineering Co. Fairchild Engine Airplane Corp.. Page No. Faultless Rubber Co 002 Federal Motor Truck Co.. .571 Federal Services Finance Corp 508 Fellows Gear Stiaper Co 580 luK ' hley 524 First National Bank 610 J. F. Fitzgerald Construction Co 588 Flex-O-Tube Co ...621 Florsheim Shoe Co . .598 Flour City Ornamental Iron Co 534 Folmer Graflex Corp . .006 Fulton Sylphon Co 534 Funk .A- W agnails Co 599 General Foods Sales Co., Inc 570 General Industries Co 620 Gibbs Cox,Inc. ...526 William L. Gilbert Clock Corp 524 Great Northern Chair Co . . 596 Gruendler Crusher Pulverizer Co 568 Hallicrafters 540 Hammarlund Mfg. Co., Inc ...560 llarvcv Machine Co., Inc 592 Daniel Hays Gloves .613 Oscar W. Hedstrom Corp 533 Hendey Machine Co .604 Herff-Jones Co . . .003 Joseph M. Herman Shoe Co 544 High Standard Mfg. Co., Inc 502 Hiflerick Bradsby Co 621 H. L. B. Corp 600 R. Hoe Co ...600 Horstmann Uniform Co 611 Hotel As.or 545 II I New Yorker ...555 Hotel Piccadilly 559 Infantry Journal 520 Interchemical Corp . . 544 International Flare-Signal . . .580 Jay Garment Co 000 Curt G. Joa, Inc 538 K. Kaiifmann Co., Inc ... 562 Kingsport Press, Inc . 597 Knapp-Monarch Co 553 kno Hals . 537 Kollsman Aircraft Instruments 579 Lapointe Machine Tool Co 593 Lawrence Engineering Researcli Corp 601 Liggett Mvcrs Tobacco Co 521 Lion Mfg. Corp .596 Lockheed Aircraft Corp 577 London Wealherproofs, Inc 560 Loose Wiles Biscuit Co 585 Luxenberg 621 F. H. McGraw Co., Inc 606 Robert E. McKee 580 Marion Military Institute 581 Glen L. Martin Co 535 Maxon Construction Co., Inc.. 520 G. C. Merriam Co. ...... 552 N. S. Meyer, Inc 57 ' » Michigan Tool Co 596 Miles Laboratories, Inc 570 Miller T.„, DA- Mfg. Co. 576 Minneapolis-Moline Power Implement Co. 599 W. K. Mitchell and Co.. Inc 578 Mohawk Coach Lines. Inc. 570 Montague Co . . 600 Morse Boulger Destructor Co. . 502 Motion Picture Producers Dislr. of Am.. .536 Mullins Mfg. Corp 02 I Mycalex Corp. of America 5, ' !2 Nanco, Inc National Co., Inc.. National Grain least Corp. National Greenhouse Mfg. Co. Ncverl.reak Trunk Co., Inc. New ork Military, Academj North American Aviation Northwestern Fruit Produce Co. Norwalk Tank Co., Inc Page No. 572 53 1 554 598 002 526 525 590 548 Ohio Steel Foundry Co ... .544 Okonite Co . . .566 Operadio Mfg. Co .581 Parker House 593 Peters Tool Co.. Inc.. 610 Ponliac Division of General Motors. 561 Pyramid Mfg. Co., Inc 590 Radio Corporation of America 523 Bead Machinery Co.. hie 564 Reeves Brothers, Inc 607 John Reiner Co.. ...592 II. II. Robertson Co. . 573 Rock River Woolen Mills. 610 Rogers Diesel and Aircraft Corp 572 Rogers Pee. Co. . .. 529 Rotary Kleclric Steel Co 004 Rust Engineering Co .542 St. Regis 521 Sealed Power Corp ...585 Seamen ' s Bank for Savings 538 William Sellers Co. 588 Julius Simon Corp 582 Simpson Electric Co.. .571 Sinclair Refining Co 556 Singer Sewing Machine Co 546 Sniilh-Alccker Engineering Co 620 South Bend Lath.- Works. .574 A. G. Spalding Bros 007 Spartan Aircraft Co 530 Spencer Thermostat Co 619 Sperrv Gyroscope Co 541 Standard Nut Bolt Co 004 Sterling Engine Co 528 Stetson Shoes 509 Slew art - Aarner Corp 595 Stone Webster Engineering Corp. 578 Thayer Hotel 012 Thomson Machine Co 554 Tide Water Associated Oil Co 571 Tiffany Co 527 United Finish Co 594 United Services Automobile Asso 584 United Stales Gauge Co 552 I . S. Hoffman Machinery Corp. 007 United States Rubber Co 505 Unity Mfg. Co 004 A ictor Adding Machine Co 500 I). R. 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