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GARMAN, JR. Editor-in-Chief JAMES T. NEAL Business Manager FRED J. ARCHIBALD Associate Editor WARD W. DWORSHAK Associate Business Manager DANIEL D. WHITCRAFT, JR. Associate Editor n ufiiifD mm (niLiiflfiY Hfl(flD{(!1Y- lll{iTPOI[1T-n.Y. YEARLINGS PLEBEJ Cotp cri Ladd Me _i_ _____.. nxuMUt SbelcuiX)- lloo4e4AeU OMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES 7Ae JioM UiUA JleH . StMfU04t SECRETARY OF WAR Qe4i eA4 l Qejo (fe G. Ma itaU 1 f . • v Mofo Qe ne uil noAixUl H. WilLf. SUPERINTENDENT OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY lin iaoAu Qea e Qeo Xfe. ? a w e« .iii-3j3imti:is . ;r A " j BM COMMANDANT OF CADETS ' " . ' - c I ' The Rape of the Locks " No, it ' s this way. " 7 HAT first day of Beast Barracks we had to keep reminding ourselves: " I wanted to come to West Point. ' ' As we entered the area, that feel- ing of fearful expectancy became unbearable. But our first encounter with the detail was something for which no previous warning could possibly have prepared us. It shocked us; and it gave to each additional indignity the unreal haze of a night- mare — " Drop that bag! — Slap on a brace, Mister Dumb John " — punctuated our breathtaking dashes to and from the Cadet Store with an increasingly heavy laundry bag. Never before had we done or learned so much in so little time. " I ' d like to see something in S ' V ' 20 PilBififli... The beginning of a new year and a new life — our hvword — never again. PICTURES • Coat or coffin, tablets, please. " . in 30 seconds, move out " • Rigor mortis sets in • " Salt i URING LUNCH— we soon learned aJ to call it " Dinner " and to dread it — we struggled with protocol and flying glasses, learned the niceties of pouring and serving in a military manner, and realized the importance of making friends with the waiter. Here again, as at each meeting with the detail, we realized that they were the spooniest men we had ever met. The afternoon saw training to prepare us for our debut at the oath ceremony. We were instructed in facings, saluting, marching; and, after drawing rifles, we were taught the manual of arms. Many a man with previous military experience discovered that the West Point way was indeed the most exacting and military. After hours of drilling, we made a quick trip to our rooms with barely enough time to change into grey shirts and perhaps do a hurried job on our shoes. When we came out again the sun, which had been hiding behind rainclouds part of the day, sym- bolically came from behind the clouds to beam down upon our first appearance as a class as we stood before Battle Monument, where so many other classes had stood, and repeated the words that marked the most important step in our lives .... PICTURES • 45 ' s line of grey begins continues ... • ... but never ends We join the Army . . . iy " )P - . ■• " IS.. ■, m A %jf% Grrrrrr. Prepare to throw Somebody say raess? ■f Being sworn in as well as at, we forged into a summer of soldier- ing. By no means neglecting our education in fourth class deport- ment, demeanor, and demerits, upper classman and tac combined in an instruction team that drilled us, PT ' d us, tacticized and criticized us, and inspected us with Spartan efficiency. We sat up Uncle Phil lends a hand Ready on the rishtl , 22 ■n an na r n ' • ■ r Quill will. Royboy ' s boys. and pushed up, sighted luid aimed, faced and flanked, crept and crawled, DT ' d and PD ' d, always fell in but never fell out. Meanwhile, we drew equipment with lines and lates every- where. A dress coat with no maneuver room and with a collar it took two men to hook was built around us. We rubbed the lacquer and half an inch of brass off B-Plates; we shined all that was brass, washed all that was white, jet-oiled all that was black, dusted all that was dusty — and learned to do it in two minutes . . . Personal hygiene was rigorously enforced. We brushed our teeth in cadence, showered by the numbers, learned to present feet for powdering, and to report in a military manner that the foregoing had been accomplished before we could hit the sack. We soon began to count not the days we ' d stuck it out but the days till June. PleJxe Ma4 jei44jie U. . . . In August we abandoned drillfield for battlefield and went on maneuvers, realiz- ing for the forty-eighth time since our ar- rival just how underpaid we were. It was a one day trip, even in those times, all the wav up to Pine Camp — part of us traveling by train and the other by truck convoy with a swap fcr the trip back. It was inevitable that we would spend the rest of the year boning the stocks on our new Garands. For four days a continuous prob- lem was fought, with us performing minor tasks in the infantry since — as plebes — we were the GI ' s who established bridge- heads and plodded forward with the sup- port of upperclass artillery, engineers and aircraft. The Reds gained a tactical vic- tory at the battle of Leraysville, but pulled a strategic retreat across the Black River, hotly pursued bv the Blue Forces. As a result, we spent four davs with little sleep and, because of the loss of the food trucks, no food — added to long hours of marching and fighting. Snifter and his )eep solved the food problem, however, and added a poopsheet critique for good measure. Quickly we were mortized and spent a valuable three days with the Fourth Armored Division with experience enhanced a hundredfold and a potent dis- play of firepower with the real stud. The instincts of the soldier and of the cadet What ' s cookin ' ? Whistle, mister. Holdin ' the fort. 24 MMSi ■a iilliljfoi ' ,teili2. ' . hws - ' ' , all the i!»ck coovoy " ? l«k. It TO . at. Cops ' n killer clashed frequently on the battlehelJ; when we arose one brisk morning at 0130 to pitch shelter tents to the right, we realized which instinct had won . . . Held under battlefield conditions, these maneuvers made the war abroad more real at home. The line is busy. M -M Take a break ' s ov ■ «is .- ' . i. fi Vi ' a m 25 mr « r 1st Row — Col. W. E. Morrison, Brig. Gen. George Honnen, Maj. Gen. F. B. Wilby, Col. R. G. Alexander, Col. C. L. Fenton • 2nd Row— Col. B. W. Bartlett, Col. L. C. Leonard, Col. H. Jones, Col. T. D. Stamps, Col. O. J. Gatschell, Col. C. W. West, Col. C. F. Schlatter • 3rd Row— Col. L. S. Smith, Col. H. Beukema, Col. C. E. Wheat, Col. W. B. Mcister. Brig. Gen. George Honnen Col. R. G. Alexander CBOII When the days had dwindled to two hundred seventy and a butt and the Corps had turned from training to instruction, we found before us a new and potent factor; generally — academics; especially — the Academic Board. At the time of our initial meeting, we knew little of the Board, its members, or its functions although we were ac- quainted with section room procedure. We soon learned that the Board consisted of the Superintendent, his Adjutant, and the various heads of the fourteen departments including the Commandant of Cadets in his capacitv as head of the Depart- ment of Tactics. Col. Wm. E. Morrison 26 q iidtoftke We knew, of course, th.u this group h.ul prescribed and designed the regular and validating examinations we tf ok before entering and esta ' ' ished the j rerequisite courses we took before we tocK the exams. And wc realized that the Board determired what was to be taught, how it was to be presented, and what stand- ards were to be met and maintained. Whether we were to be discharged as deficient or graduated as officers was deci ' ' d by this section of the Superintendent ' s special staff. Action of the Board was also required to fix the dates and duration of leaves and furloughs; its influence was present and felt as we certified proficiency on First Class weekend leave blanks. One of the major tasks that has confronted the Academic Board was the acceleration of the four-year course into the present three-year program. This in- volved a close economy of time and a thorough distilla- tion of all but crucial material in every subject essential to the graduate officer and necessary for diploma and degree. With shorter wartime courses, too, came larger wartime classes making the problem more acute. That the Academic Board has effected a successful solution may be seen in three preceding so-accelerated and so- graduated classes and will be borne out in the careers of this, the Class of ' 45 ... . Col. C. L. Fenton Col. C. E. Wheal Col. Wm. B. Meister Col. H. Beukema Col. B. W. Bartlett 4 -fi Too hard for some, difficult for man -, and easy for a few, plebe Math— important in itself— laid the ground- work for a variety of technical subjects to follow. As we hived, spec ' d, stumbled, and blundered through algebra, solid, trig and analytics— through Cardan ' s cubic— through planes, spheres, prisms and frustums— through celestial navigation— through conic sections and hyperbolic para- boloids—and, as yearlings, through derivatives and inte- grals longer than the line of grey— we little realized the direct application it would have in upper class courses and, quite possibly, in post-Graduation careers . Math. 1st Row— Capt. Richard P. Yeilding, Lt. Col. Vivian S. Lawrence, Jr., Lt. Col. Robert A. Sharrer, Col. Harris Jones, Professor; Lt. Col. Henry A. Robinson, Maj. Edward P. Coleman, Maj. Robert C. Yates • 2nd Row— Capt. Peter J. Kiernan, Capt. Kenneth G. Fuller, Mai. Raymond I. Schnitlke, Capt. Albert B.Farnell, Capt. William Bobaike, Capt. Alan G. Rorick • 3rd Row— Capt. Donald E. Kibbey, Capt. Emmett A. Hazlewood, Capt. Benham M. inscrsoll, Capt. Harris T. Guard . 2W e4xaA,t i e it o m I riUCyeCMirtii, k MtHeiniL Kin- mi I F«;Bm,Gpl : ..j«l P. yiiWi " ' ' ■ ' j.rente, Ih !■ ' ■ ■ . Col. H«i " y ' ' ■:wi(lP.W ' " " ' Te.iching us lirstwh-.it words to use and how to spell and decline them, to parse, compare, and conjugate them, the patient instructors of plebe English proceeded next to teach us to read what we and others had written, and to produce creative writing of our own. Included in the first year ' s course were a smattering of literature, a bit of military correspondence, enough of letter writing, and considerable public speaking. Two of our biggest Left to Right— Maj. H. M. Daniels, Lt. Col. T. S. Slnkler, Jr., Col. Clay- ton E. Wheat, Professor; Maj. H. A. Hughes, Lt. Col. E. B. Fifipatrick, Lt. Col. A. M. Willing. accomplishments plebe year were the term paper and the ten-minute talk .... From our plebe speech it was but a short jump — though it spanned a year — to the fifteen and thirty min- ute lessoas we presented as First Class Military histruc- tors. Explanation and demonstration of the explana- tion, demonstration, and application phases of lesson planning were accompanied by application in the talks we gave of the principles, plans, and aids we had learned to use. We were being taught to teach .... Unity, Coherence, Emphasis. 1st Row— Left to Right: Major W. E. Mather, Lt. Col. R. G. Finkenaur, Lt. Col. D. R. Dance, Col. Clayton E. Wheat, Professor, Capt. F. E. Behm, Jr., Lt. Col. W. H. Corbett • 2nd Row— Left to Right: Lt. Col. J. R. Stauffer, Capt. P. J. Amen, Maj. R. C. Barrow, Lt. Col. E. H. Pfeiffer. IP M« 30 Assembly is. Laundry onna stoops! Bv now well involved in and acclimated to academ- ics and up to our hauled-in necks in work, we found awaiting us the many soirees incident to cadet admin- istration and coincident with fourth class cadet free time. We dragged everything but femmes: mail, laun- dry, poopsheets, dry cleaning, and packages. If there was a message to he carried, a trunk room to be - ri% y Walking priYilejes. policed, a guidon to be shined, or an errand to he run, we carried, policed, shined, or ran it ... . Night Area and Barracks Guard kept us up on our orders and up all night learning them — messenger of the guard was served as a pr ivilege when the Corps was dragging pro .... Well, two-months were behind us, and there remained but nine more till June — and Graduation, Recognition — vea FURLO ! ! " To take charge of this post . ' Sir, there are twoooooooooo minutes ... " 31 1st Row— Maj. R. E. Arthur, Lt. C F. W. Haskell, Lt. Col. L. V. H Durfee, Col. W. E. Morrison, Profes- sor,- Lt. Col. T. F. Hoffman, Lt. Col A L. Leduc, Maj A. M. Espinosa, Jr. • 2nd Row— Capt. T. S. Taves, 1st Lt. S. Willard, Maj. C. E. Mowry, Maj. M. F. Moucha, Maj. W. J Tfiinnes • 3rd Row— Mr. J. de Oliveira, Mr. F. Tiller. " Habla el cadete " - whether we specialized m Spanish, French, German or Portuguese, we all may boast of a com- mon background: our first six months of Spic .... Together we labored over vocabulario, hay ' ed preguntas at the P, white-chalked our daily lessons at the board in that " un minuto mas, " and concealed ' em with red a moment later After Christmas however, we readied the parting of the ways — an expanded program provided for a choice of four languages, and we went our several directions. For a year and a half thereafter, four distinct groups of ' 45 were re- ported to " meu major, " " mi teniente, " " Herr Oberst, " or " mon Capitaine " for the afternoon hour of cultural cross-examination .... In all our basic and valuable instruction in all the lan- guages, three words are foremost: " Habla el cadete. " 1st Row— Lt. Col. J. S. Nesbitt, Lt. Col. H N. Moorman, Lt. Col. L. V H Durfee, Col. W. E. Morrison, Professor, Lt Col. W. H. Hoover, Lt. Col T. H. Slade, Maj. J. A. Nichols • 2nd Row— Maj. L. H. Shaffer, Maj J. E. Hernandez, Maj. R J Mercer, Maj. F. E. Glace, Mr. J. Martinez, Maj. L. H. Ryland • 3rd Row— Capt. J. H. Utiey, Maj. D. M Marshal. 1st Lt. A. J. Parrefio, 1st Lf D. P. Day, Mr. C. A. Mi- caud • 4th Row— Capt. R. McK. Gibson, Capt. R. J. Niess. f II efLG ii ii tt aj ' L nni llrDOiinrni and n n r fl in) Up in Mess Hall he;i cu wc met Military Topography and Graphics. Despite its " Myopia, Tedium, Gi.i? " alias, here was a departmer.t that gave a knowledge both practical and immediate in its usefulness. The drawing course of plebe year was an unfortunate strain on eyesight and many a potential air cadet lost his 20 20 qualification in the elevated (who will ever for- get those eight} -eight steps without oxygen?) sanctum of the India Ink academy. Spring came eventually, however, and a plebe ' s fancy lightly turned to thoughts of " leveling the bubble " as the mysteries of the transit, alidade, plane table, rod, tape, and level divulged themselves in the surveying course. Even more important and probably destined to pay greater dividends in our officer careers was the map and aerial photograph reading taught yearling year — a good prep for things to come at Ben- ning. Stool 1st Row — Lt. Col. Mcrwin S. Dickson, Lt. Col. Perry E. Moose, Lt. Col. Wil- liam J. Regan, Col. Roger G. Alexander, Lt. Col. Donald D. Rule, Lt. Col. Guy N. Irish, Lt. Col. Donald E. Mitchell • 2nd Row — Maj. Robert B, McLane, Capt. Gerald M. Gall,Capt. Joseph M. Shelley, Maj. John T. H. Spengler, Maj. George D. Carnahan, Maj. Edward W. Jacunski • 3rd Row — Maj. Bernhard W. Maufe, Maj. Calvin R. Clauer, Maj. LeMoyne F. Michels, Maj. Tom L. Johnson, Maj. Hobert B. Pillsbury • 4th Row— Capt. Wentworth J. Telling- ton, Capt. Marcus Peterson, Maj. Albert M. Smith, 1st Lt. Milton C. Weiler, Maj. Fred C. Williams, Capt. Eric Thor. epxA dmjent al Ute Lt. Col. F. M. Greene, Master of the Sword. 1st Row— Maj. R. L. Starr, Maj. S. C. Hulson, Lt. Col. F. M. Greene, Maj. R. E- Sorgc, Capt. L. O. Applelon • 2nd Row— Mr. J. B. Kress, WOJG H. G- Kolb, CWO J. W. Dimond, WOJG J. M. Palone • 3rd Row— Martin Maher, Mr. W. J. Cavanagh, Lt. T. E. Maloney. I! We ran hard to make the plebe i in torm.itions on time. For a long year we worked out at boxing, wrest- ling, fencing, gymnastics, military watermanship, track and physical efficiency tests all of which blend in our memories as an important part of an important year. Competent coaches, a well-rounded and diversi- fied schedule, and the spirit of competition among our- selves gave us the desired proliciencv to the tune of " Next man, HUP! " Hi. . .A- 4L ' 51 % Snowplow sans snow amo iAxuu H a %I(J Jdcweiif cuf,! Recognition, next to Cir.iduation tile most looked- forw:ird-to-event of plebe year, came by parts. The January class received us with a warm handshake on a cold afternoon in a momentary exchange of congratu- hitions that was as pleasant as it was brief . . . We fell out for onlv a minute, then back wc marched to the rigors of plebe life . . . Our more conventional recognition arrived that June. It wasn ' t hard to feci its thrill and meaning as we marched into the area, feel the sudden warmth of friendship as we received the handshake and the mantle of responsibility that came with it. We thoroughly enjoyed the relief of this new-found freedom, and no doubt displayed our pleasure as we sauntered diagon- ally across the area that afternoon . . . Plebe vear HAD! m - We ain ' t mad at nobody. V Y i I m ; Plebe Year and Year! in ' Summer were memo- ries . . . Ahead lay still more work, yet much more freedom . . . Ahead lay Yearling Year . . . PICTURES: Embryo sreasemonkeys • Col. Long ley ' s veterans • Next stop — Popolo. 40 % iHli day after Recognition was nearly as big for us as that ceremony was in itself. After wading down to the Field House to see and cheer the graduation of June ' 43, we returned to a bigger and diircrciit type of storm. It was moving day at Usmay. Graduates were moving out, the new First Class was already away, and we as new yearlings moved to North Area for the two weeks of signal communications, maintenance and opera- tion of truck convoys, and aerial orienta- tion and observation -with paper-sack and parachute. The First Regiment departed that day for two wonderful weeks of furlo, with the " other half " leaving on its return. The two non-furlo weeks of June in North Area saw much advantage taken of recog- nized freedom — shows and hops and pic- nics at Delafield were abundant and nice. Shortly before the entrance of the new plebes — next year ' s Firsties — we moved again. This time we went as a unit with all but the unfortunate " Beasts " going to the newly-improved resort on Lake Popo- lopen to prepare for maneuvers. Life at Popolo was heavenlv. We work- ed hard from dawn till four, but from then till tans was our own and we loved it. Our training during workings hours — which once a week included hours of dark- ness, mud and swearing on night problems — consisted of instruction in assaults on fortified positions, villages, and ri%xr lines. W ' c built and demolished with the Engi- Boodlers and Messhall. Beach and Rec Hall. Where there ' s a cadet, there ' s a Flirty. T ' i;aatM i, ' -- ' - ' ■ ' m ..a " . J . oe j " " K " 1 Go nuLu d A ml neers; studied ack-ack and radar with the CAC; drilled on field pieces; drove light and medium tanks, jeeps, command and armored cars; hiked and reconnoitercd; infiltrated and assaulted; gassed and grenaded; and learned to operate pis- tols, carbines, BAR ' s, light, heavy and sub- machine guns, bazookas and mortars . . . We worked hard, but we played hard, and it wasn ' t hard to take. The lake was wonderful Row, row, row your boaf. Oh, for a bangalore. We call on the neighbors. The purple commandos. Where will this one land? This beats C. Q. ack to the university. {■■■■n efLCu 4fte. it ojj Miciniics We were late getnng .icquaiateJ with one t)f the most important, most technical — and therefore most difficult — subjects in our curriculum, and with the officers of the Department of Mechanics who taught it . . . However late our introduction, we were soon well into the original " Phil " and it took us until Gradua- tion to extricate ourselves after being exposed to aiia- htical mechanics, statics, kinetics, and kinematics, strength of materials, thermodynamics, and fluid me- chanics. Some of us spent summer evenings at Ste vart and Popolo taking moments and accelerating little dx ' s . . . ' hi retrospect, one thing we learned from Mech was that it takes an " Engineer " to be an engineer . . . Midget Mollicrs l i 1st Row— Lt. Col. F. F. Groseclose, Lt. Col. H. W. Taul, Lt. Col. W. A. Downing, Jr., Col. Gatchell, P.ofessor,- Lt. Col. S. W. Holder- ness, Lt. Col. T. J. Ryan, Lt. Col. L. L. Beckcdorff • 2nd Row— Lt. Col. M. H. Halff, Maj. F. A. Gerjg, Jr., Maj. R. H. Lane, Capt. H. Mease, Jr., Maj. R. C. Johnson, Maj. G. G. Fornes • 3rd Row— Capt. D. H. Pletta, Maj. A. F. Johnson, Maj. J. R. Oswalt, Jr., Capt. J. Baker, Maj. A. Jensen • 4th Row— Maj. C. C. Hill, Maj. J. Millikin, Jr., Capt. R. L. Evans, Maj. C. C. Dodge, Capt. J. P. Beeson, Jr. , ffldti. fflatics 1 St Row— Lt. Col. F. I. Pohl, Lt. Col. Wm. L. Longley, Col, B. W, Bartlett (Acting Professor), Lt. Col. K. F. Dawalt (Assistant Professor); Lt. Col. R. R. Lutz, Capt. P. R. Cerar • 2nd Row— Maj. E. C. Mallary, Capt. K. A. Gean, Maj. L. Reid, Capl. T. J. Thompson, Maj. J. W. Roy • 3rd Row— 1st Lt H. S. Stickel, Maj. R. V. Elsberry, Maj. R. B. Arnold, Capt. J. C. Stable. e ptja it Ke4i t ay PIISICS , «, J.H.Ljn,Ci|il More formulas than we could shake a slipstick at, more problems than we could possibly spec or solve, and more poop beyond the scope of these students were hurled at us as physicists, third class . . . For hours the night before, for the hour of questions in class, for the two minutes at the board, we attempted to find accelerations, determine specific heats, analyze forces, vectors, sound and light waves, images, and atomic r h t . ' behavior — and finally, got quite a charge out of Electricitv. Besides the iiuparted knowledge of natural and experi- mental phenomena and the development of our powers of reasoning gained from Yearling Physics, we foimd a sincere and profound respect for science in general — Physics in particular — and for the men who taught and understood it. 45 efUiAt n nt ojj Yearling Chem and First Class Juice, in the inadequate time allotted, more than adequately kept us on our toes tD learn the basic laws and fundamental truths of two highly im- portant and extremely technical subjects. In Chem section rooms we labored over problems ranging from behavior of the smallest atom to the operation of the argest industrial processes; in lecture rooms, we watched demonstrations — the success of which we covertly at- tributed to Joe Molecule; and in lab we applied our own knowledge in elementary reactions and experiments. Juice was offered in much the same manner, but we found greater satisfaction in handling greater energies than could be derived from titration and analysis of minute samples of unromantic substances . . . In short, atoms and molecules, volts and amperes ex- plained everything, taught us much, and worked us not a little . . . ' QUe Kiii if, 1st Row— Ll. Col. N, Farrell, Lt. Col. J. W. Eichinget, Jr., Lt. Col. E. C. Wallace, Col. C. L. Fenfon, Maj. C. H. Wood, Lt. Col. M. H. Halff, Lt. Col. L. L. Bcckedorff • 2nd Row— Maj. B. R. Biercr, Lt. Col. T. J. Ryan, Maj. H. L. Wilson, Jr., Maj. R. H. Lane, Maj. C. E. Ray, Capt. H. Mease, Jr. • 3td Row — Capt. L. J. Hamerly, Maj. A. T. Faulkner, Maj. C. C. Dodge, Capt. J. Baker. ( leci icltif 1st Row— Lt. Col. C. R. Nichols, Lt Col. M. P. Chitterling, Lt. Col. E. C Wallace, Col. C. L. Fenton, Lt. Col P. M. Honnell, Lt. Col. R. L. Johnson Maj. S. A. Ward • 2nd Row— Capt. H. D. Hawes, Maj. C. B. Sims Maj. A. T. Vick, Maj. L. E. Johnson Maj. F. L. Woods, Capt. J .F. John son • 3rd Row— Lt. H. W. Curtis Lt. F. H. Mitchell • Absent— Lt Col. R. I. Heinlein, Jr. ■ ■;■.;:: oat 3M i apthmciiis. .(II.UCol, ;:■ E, c oco io fUci. 1st Row— Maj. J. C. Denton, Jr. L» Col. W. H. Kinard, Jr., Assistant Pro fessor; Col. H. Beukema, Professor, Lt. Col. J. I. Coffey, Maj. H. B. Kirk Patrick • 2nd Row— Maj. D. P Flanders, Capt. R. S. Cowen, Capt A. L. Freer. JiUi0A4f, 1st Row— Maj. W. M. Greer, Maj I. W. Rosers, Lt. Col. G. J. Weitiel Assistant Professor; Col. H. Beu kema. Professor; Maj. G. F. McAn eny, Maj. M. C. Harrison, Capt. J. C Ward, Jr. • 2nd Row— Capt. G. A Lipsky, Capt. D. S. McHargue, Capt R. C. L. Scott, Capt. M. K. Bushong 1st Lt. W. C. Masatlian, Jr., 1st Lt, F. R. Darby • 3rd Row— Capt. E Holloway, Jr., 1st Lt. B. W. Rogers Capt. D. P. Evans, Capt. J. E. K drick. efLaAi4fie4 o an d m " Have vou done your map yet? . . . " " Where ' s Pondi- cherry? " Yes, we had our troubles running up rivers and along boundaries locating Poltava or the territorial provi- sions of the Treaty of Kuchuk Kainarji . . . Besides history in its pure form, Yearling Year consisted of discussions of contemporary and current events presented in the section room and in the lecture halls, and included a study of the theory and practice of governments . . . Supply and demand and marginal productivity in First Class Econ kept us puzzled and busy, but rationalized an irrational economic world with graph and theory. In all, E G H with maps, discussions, graphs, and epic WGR ' s gave us a broad background in many broad subjects. 47 Settled, hv now, more or less comtortablv in barricks — having exchanged fieldwork for brainwork — we man- aged to find free hours to spend enjoying our still new upperclass privileges. Dragging to shows and hops, learning our way around the Lower Walk, boodlin ' up at Scottv ' s, and two-stepping it in the paint and canvas- covered Thayer ballroom made life considerably more tolerable. The zip in the air that presaged another Siber- ian winter turned our thoughts to football . . . We cheered as Army took Villanova, Temple, and Colgate — sweltered in overcoats going up to Baker Field in New York subways and watched the Lions hold us to fiftv-two points before it rained. We looked m ' to Biker Dress Rehearsal on — stunned — as Penn tied untied Armv on the Grid- graph and raised the roof at Yankee Stadium from open- ing whistle to dosing gun while the Irish postponed for another year the terrible defeat we ' d hoped so hard to hand ' em. Navy proved another, greater disappoint- ment, with class and Corps split in the stands though one in spirit . . . By now, anyway, autumn had become winter, and the nearness of Christmas had captured our hearts, minds, and imaginations. PICTURES: Our river home The great sack. Fall, winter, spring, an J summer West Point weekends varied much in activities but little in schedule. From the meeting at Grant after s. i. till re-embarkation in Sunday twilight at the bus stop, all our weekends followed a familiar pattern. Saturday afternoon, if not spent watching a game, a match, or a meet, if not passed on Flirty or enjoyed at Delafield, was usually whiled awav in the Boodler ' s or at the hotel. Saturday night shows and hops went quicklv, and pro-ies and o-ies warranted three X ' s and a five-minute mile. Sunday morning was full of sack and funnies and Chapel, while afternoon dragging to a show, con- cert, tea-hop, or lecture, or just dragging filled the hours till train, bus, or taxi time. The weekends were much the same, but like the femmes we shared ' em with, we loved ' em ;: QluiMi Koi Jleaae, After football and fall had become a memory, we sighted ahead the gleaming promise of Christmas. Weekly oar eagerness reached successive climaxes. There was a period of modified bucking to keep the demerits down. The day of departure was one of frantic rushing with special trains and buses carrying off loads of eager, expectant, leave-and-love-hungry cadets. The six days passed quickly, and it was a gloomy lot that returned from their Christmas pleasures with onlv the sinkoid " weekend in March " to anticipate. It ,lcOw»« ' Nici handles two. Ten cent D. P. li mie i ii W. A Upon our unhappy and too-soon return from Christ- mas leave, Gloom socked in around us, and this period of off-season dragging was not to terminate until the opening curtain of the Hundredth Night Show . . . If we looked forward to its anticipated bleakness with misgivings, we were without justification; and we were in for a surprise. For those who would but look, facilities, amusements, and privileges could be found to fill any weekend with fun to spare: skating at the rink — skiing on trail and slope — riding — drag- ging to the usual shows and hops and to the unusual concerts and lectures — taking in plays as we counted the davs. 5 2 IB siiifet. -i Bright spots in gloomy weekends — in or out of the period proper — included " Angel Street, " " Okla- homa, " " Life With Father, " " Ten Little Indians, " and " Mexican Hayride " — all with their original casts, and all staged in our own theater. Lecturers included Alec Templeton and Fred Waring, Grace Moore and Rise Stevens, Igor Sikorsky and Major Alexander P. de Seversky, while at our concerts were featured the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestras as well as the special and fine winter series presetited by our own Military Academy Band ... In this manner. Gloom was easily and pleasantly dispelled — and we never missed it . . . 100 days. Removin ' the red flag. ■X ' - r n: 4 i ' .1 Flirty comes to life. Troddin ' the North Barracks cutoFf. BpA Uuf. AcfCUn With gloom behind us and. only half a dozen heavy snows ahead, we became aware of Spring ' s nearness. March winds, early thaws and late freezes, frozen robins, and the new blood surging in our veins were harbingers of its awaited arrival. Air cadets, tired of waiting, left in khaki with heads and hearts high to meet it halfway — while others counted the weeks, days, hours, and minutes till " Saddle Dav. " The Gadgets depart with A wet sendoff. ■ " llil i I n m. B ' I! L - " fe f- " ' f n t5«- i| i ' •- i.«i ,«i - IV. .V eH4i44ti Q ' ril.L coasting from the June Week C whirl, we packed and posted at the crack of dawn; inertia-borne, we slept, sprawled, sweltered, and swore as we put miles between us and West Point; we were Bcnning-bound. New York ' s soot black- ened our khaki, an 8 o ' clock swing-shift supper in Washington left us looking for breakfast, and a Carolina moon kept sil- very watch as we sidetracked our way south . After a long and bitter struggle, our valiant little engine made the grade and dumped us miles from an) ' %vhere and close to nothing. We drew our rifles, lugged our lockers, and slept till dawn . . . The Battle of Beoning then began in earnest. A night compass march, tactical training of the individual soldier, an infil- tration course with live ammo instead of the blanks of Popolo were old stuff — we thought. More interesting than these un- pleasant details were the establishment of a company defensive position — planned in the daytime and occupied at night; the actual pre-combat test of an infantry pla- toon; a marvelous air power display; parachutists in training (even the lemon- ade served here was good!); a two-day running problem of a battalion in the at- tack; an anti-tank defensive position; and the combination of everything to achieve the epitome of demonstrations — the thun- dering, awesome spectacle of a battalion in the attack of a fortified position. After that sight we didn ' t mind so much riding St L " From the cattle cars . . . " " Bleacheis in the blazing sun? ' Benning solution. Exhaustion. the cattle vans through the piney woods in a tnick cloud of red dust. But it wasn ' t all sweat, mud, and simulated blood. We had the opportunity to hie ourselves off to the Officers ' Club for a swim or a hop or one of the Club ' s steaks, (which after camp rations were quite a meal). But rough, tough, and valuable, our visit finally ended. We fell in, took a report, and boarded the smokestack for Camp Davis. i % " tai : iiilly :iakouck Qam p. JbaifH Davis — how true were the tales we h.ul hearJ. The smallest details of military comfort were provided — clean barracks, excellent chow, the sea to swim in, and time to swim in it. What a hop the good people threw — a flock of drags, a good band, and half a ton of cake! Of course we went to school, though it was more play than work. We never cleaned a gun we fired, but in operating fire control equipment and searchlight and radar units, we enjoved a useful experience. " Glory, glory Col. Hayden " for Davis. We died at Benning; lived at Davis; and acquired valuable knowledsre at both. A reciprocal proposition. Oh — that cake — 61 •r-i. 62 V A friendly game. EW of us h.iJ ever travelled so much in so short a time. M It was something to see the whole mole class on one train. As we rode the rails in cattle-car and van, the perennial sackoids mastered the art of sacking across two seats — the bridge fiends boned the latest Culbertson, and others caught up on reading and writing. Rebels, on home ground at last, utilized terrain and situation to fight again the war between the states. All this in each car demonstrated anew the cadet faculty of making the best of anv situation . . . Dieamin ' Fitz? Returning — tanned and tired. 63 f Fire and movement. First class maneuvers included the same things we had experienced during two previous summers but with major improvements— the biggest of which was just being first classmen. We thereby functioned as leaders, administrators, and tacticians instead of footsore and weary infantrymen. Being in responsible positions, we were entitled to be " in the know ' ' ; yet many waited I Two bucks in the hole. Charsin ' on. fit ««)«»«■ " ' • ■, v,n»S ' K till the last day ' s critique hv Colonels Samuels and Henderson to get the true big picture. Brass hats or not, we worked hard and learned much, for the plans included a lot of instruction prior to actual problems. The veterans of tw o previous Pine Camp summers were greatly impressed by improvements in living condi- tions. We couldn ' t have imagined in the old days eating inside and having complete plumbing facilities — even if hot water was more rumor than fact. The weather, needless to say, provided the usual rain fol- lowed by the usual mud followed by us. Finally, we admitted the training was excellent, but thanked God this was the last time . . . Fire for effect . . . Orientation — w ' irainins aids. 7 e Sufie Uiiie4 d tt ' Sta . . . Seated— Maj. Perritt, Lt. Col. Preston, Maj. Hood • Stand- ing— M Sat. Perty, S Sgf. Smith, Capt. Naiiaro, Ist Sst. bim- Scated-Maj. J. W. Free, Lt. Col. W. J. Wells, Lt R B. Meuser • Standing— M Sgt. A. W. Manning, M Sgt. H. G. Tunison. k wasn ' t until yearlin ' summer at Popolo that we came into contact with some of the fifteen hundred men who are quartered and stationed here in special detachments. At Popolo our operations in all branches, services, and fields were supervised and controlled by commissioned and enlisted personnel of these detachments, whose commanders — together with other specially function- ing officers— comprise the Military Staff of the Super- intendent. Strengths of the various detachments vary in propor- tion to their function and nature of their work. They range from two hundred seventy-five to ten in the order: service detachment, cavalry, field artillery, quarter- master, medical corps, the band, military police, in- fantry, engineers, ordnance, air corps, signal corps, coast artillery, and staff personnel— with the newly- instituted armored force detachment somewhere in the middle of the above listing. Aside from these offices of command on the staff, others filled and duties performed include those of Sur- geon, Executive Officer, Quartermaster, Adjutant Gen- eral—and Secretary to the Academic Board, Treasurer, Fiscal Officer, Public Relations Officer, Director of Aviation USMA, Post Intelligence Officer, Staff Judge Advocate, and Chaplain. General Wilby has in addi- tion two aides comprising his personal staff. Just as we are indebted to the special officers of the staff for their special services, we are likewise obligated to the detachments themselves for much of our training in held and classroom. It was thev who taught us to Maj. Lipten, Maj. Worrell, Col. Hayden, 1st Sgt. McGuiness, Capt. Crawford. Capt. L. W. Bailey, Maj. R. E. Curry, Capt. C. P. Maguire Standing- M Sgt. L. E. Denney. i 68 1st Row— Col. F. G. Fraser. Col. L. S. Smith, Col. W. B. Melster, Maj. Gen. F. B. Wilby, Col. R. C. F. Goeti, Col. L. McC. Jones, Col. H. W. Wagner • 2nd Row— Col. G. B. Finnegan, Jr., Col. A. C. M. Aioy, Col. E. H. Blaik, Col. M. Wildrlck, Col. G. F. Schlat- ter, Lf. Col. R. G. Whittcn • 3rd Row— Msgr. G. G. Murdock, Maj. F. S. Hoffer, Jr., Maj. J. P. Scroggs, Maj. R. D. Briggs, Lt. Col. W. L. Kost, Maj. W. A. Hunt • 4th Row— Capt. R. L. Martin, Maj. (Ch) J. P. Fellows, Maj. J. L. Howerton, Maj. G. P. Madigan, Lt. (Ch) J. B. Walthour. ; Ml! " ride, shoot, drive, lead, and build in the held, and we retained from their instruction many impres- sions exclusive of lessons we ' d learned. Among our memories certain ones stand out: " slow trot, ho! " and hitting the tanbark — field firing of small arms and auto- matic weapons — laying, directing, and controlling a battery of 105 ' s — radar ranging — mines and booby traps and bridges — and driving Shermans, jeeps, and bulldozers. All has been coordinated and integrated to yield a fine staff ofganization and detachment composition and to provide an all-round thorough background in all arms and services. Capt. Martina, Lt. Col. Stone, and key men Standing — Capt. Halladay, Lt. Col. Burns, Col. Stewart, Maj White, Capt. Mruz • Kneeling— 1 si Sgt. Schuttler, Tech. Sgt. Elwood, 1st Sgt, Johnson, Master Sgt. Stocks, 69 1st Row— Lt. Col. G. F. Dixon, Lt. Col. C. S. O ' Malley, Jr., Lt. Col. R. A. Hill, Col. T. D. Stamps, Lt. Col. H. G. Travis, Capt. R. R. Wilson, Lt. Col. J. J. Outcalt • 2nd Row— Maj. W. H. Roedy, Lt. Col. W. D. Dickinson, Jr., Maj. R. I. Dice, Capt. P. M. McCain. Maj. J. I. Thigpen, Maj. D. Cooper • 3rd Row — Mai. C. L. Hassmann, Maj. A. R. Thomas, Maj. M. C. Hatfield, Capt. J. J. Bugas. u e p aniiiie t o iI«w[IGII[llli Capt. S. W. Meirick, Lt. Col. R. A. Hill, Col T. D. Stamps, Maj. I. Sattem, Lt. S. V. Constant, Jr. From the tactics and operations of small units, we suddenly graduated to the strategy of division, corps, and Army as we fought the battles of Caesar and Hannibal and Alexander — studied Frederick and Napoleon through Poltava and Austerlitz — and waged the Civil War and both World Wars. " Campaign summaries " became our bible; and red and blue maps, arrows, and symbols became our scourge as we studied the very large picture as seen by Jomini, Clausewitz, and Schlieffen . . . In addition to grand tactics, the Department of Military Art and Engi- neering presented an interesting, enlightening, and valuable course in the analysis, construction, and design of military bridges. Here we learned the why and how of spans we ' d created yearlin ' summer. Moment, shear, ten- sion, compression, beams, structural design, and influence lines evolved out of the haze that had been our layman ' s ignorance. To military art had been added a technical knowledge. 70 . II V«i ;;;oik ■ ?jluva _-s; 10 the ; - ' .rciioM I e p 4Ai4fte4ii ojj To military history and to bridges was added another course important in a general background and vital to a military career — military law. The Articles of War be- came of personal interest in our investigation, study, and enforcement of all the one hundred twenty-one. Beginning ■with the organization and jurisdiction of courts-martial, we progressed through procedure and action and punishment, learning to wield the large harpoon . . . We accused and arraigned, charged and specified, convicted and sentenced, reviewed and ap- proved. We sent Liverlips Love up the river more times than a Day Liner for every crime in the book — and we usually found as his associate, accessory, or victim, a Miss Suzanne La Flamme, woman with a questionable though unquestionably interesting past. . We had our trials and our tribulations, but we learned much and liked it more — we were eager legal eagles .... Wieldin ' the large harpoon. 1st Row— Lt. Col. H. H. Hasting, Lt. Col. G. E. Leving, Col. C. W. West, Lt. Col. G. B. Finnegan, Jr., Maj. W. D. Denson • 2nd Row — Lt. Col. H. B. Thompson, Maj. C. Denney, Capt. A. H. Lindsay • 3rd Row— Lt. F. S. Moscr, Capt. M. H. Smoak. " n ' e 71 " Ilten. ocunie. t " » " »J»«c» J»,-v . I Big moment. ' Course mine ' s a little worn . . . " Real cigarettes One of the promises of first class year for which we were most eager was that of receiving our rings. From plebe year ' s first " knock knock " and " My God sir, what a beeyootiful ring! " we had all gazed at that third finger, left hand in anxious anticipation. During those two years the ring committee had worked at everything from crest designing to handling graduation hop cards. At last, " R-day " arrived. We listened as attentively as possible to the eloquent speeches of the " Supe " and " Com, " all the while never taking our eyes from the big boxes on the table. Finally presentation was consummated; and there it was — a tangible reminder of years past, full of hard work, good times, bad times, and lasting friendships, and a challenge and a command to keep " Duty, Honor, Countrv " undimmed in future years . . . I . . . and e4iUUiie 6, " Solid, doc ! ' THE hop. ■; mi ■itlc .-.bid -rr.aoketp i 4 I 1 1 ta a Pen eci a4f! 75 . Col. J. S. Brierley, Maj. T. K. McManus • 2nd Row — Capt. J. E. Faw, Jr., Maj. R. N. Grove, Capt. R. R. Hushes, Maj. J. E. Diefendorf. Sbep a t ftefti o m In our first class courses, there was a marked tread from the cultural to the practical, from the academic to the military. Though thus specialized in nature, our course in essence was still a general one in preparation for service in any branch of the Army. We studied his- torical tactics — those past and those in the making; we studied, analyzed, and designed military bridges; we •were oriented in all of the arms and services; we studied signal communications and groped with problems of supply; we administrated companies and squad- rons; and we drilled and fired weapons from small arms to large arms. In Ordnance, we studied the pieces we ' d fired. We learned their principles, their functioning, their limitations and their capabilities. The theory of explosives, of recoil, of interior and exterior ballistics, coupled with a bit of metallurgy and a touch of machining and production procedure gave us the savvy to go with squeezing a trigger, pulling a lanyard, or releasing a bomb. Having learned in the field where to put our shots, we learned in the classroom ivhy and how thev got there .... A e4XCiAi ne4 t o MIIIIIR! Iltl[|[ -..I ,a all of Occupying j. Viikuible period of our tactics time, Military Hygiene impressed us with its importance. In lectures presented by the staff " of the station hospital, we learned to " swat that fly " and " git that mosquito. " We learned to test the purity and investigate the source before sampling clear, cold, and tempting water. Respiratory, in- sect-borne, intestinal, and venereal diseases were established as enemies of fighting efficiency and of public health. However, the mission of these docs and nurses was not accom- plished solely in classroom instruction. During our stay as cadets, they have listened sympathetically to sick call sad stories; and thev have ministered to the sick and guarded the health of the sound. Thev showed us how, taught us how, and helped us to keep fit. t ft " swat that fly I " Isl Row— Lt. Col. J. D. Stark, Lt. Col, G. D. Jenkins, Col. W. W. Lashe - Col. W. B. Meister, Col. A. Carbo- ncll, Lt. Col. H. F. Martin, Lt. Col. G. F. Jeffcott • 2nd Row— Maj. J. G. Ross, Maj. H. W. Gourlie, Maj. P. H. Drewry, Jr., Maj. R. J. Kassan, Maj. F. K. Rcid, Maj. P. I. Nixon, Jr. • 3rd Row— Maj. T. K. Mortonson, Capt. J. J. Powell, Capt. D. R. Swinehart, Maj. W. L. Sibley, Maj. J. M. Glenn, Maj. J. A. Giles, Capt. T. H. Swift • 4th Row— Capt. R. W. Winslow, WOJG A. E. Kessler, Capt. J. S. Clemence, Capt. J. K. Kay, Capt. J. J. Meany, Capt. W. N. Moir • 5th Row— Capt. D. J. Scuccimarra, Capt. L. Z Gordon. 1st Row— Lt. A. M. Meyers, Lt N. C. MacPherson, 1st Lt. R. E. Lans- don. Col. W. B. Meister, Capt. F. H. Dolan, 1st Lt. A. C. Deyo, Lt. M. M. Burris • 2nd Row— Lt. I. J. Snyder, Lt. A. G. Wilson, Lt. E. Price, Lt. M. D. Lane • 3rd Row— Lt. E. S. DeArment, Lt. I. P. Bosgild, Lt. M. P . Malonc, Lt. G. E.Veasey, Lt. K. L. Nixon • 4th Row— Lt. R. M. Basso, Lt. H. R. Lepper, Lt, H. M. Voyce, Lt. E. R. Hamilton, • 5th Row— Lt. R H. Maruska, Lt. R. M. Lee i iii (le f4jnent 1st Row— Lt. Col. W. P. Wansboro, Lt. Col. M. C. Taylor, Col. C. F. Fritische, Lt. Col. L. C. Shea, Maj. G. A. Lee • 2nd Row— Lt. Col. C. H. Anderson, Maj. H. T. Marsh • 3rd Row— Lt. Col. J. J. Pavick, Maj. S. L. Smith, Lt. Col. R. G. Lycan. e p ci ii4fte4 t o 1 J n u On looking back at all our tactics instruction during three years, much of it we recall through a misty haze — which is not to suggest that we slept through it; rather it is that so much has been crowded into the subject. Each lecture added another grain of poop to the mass of knowledge we were accumulating. During our last year, we passed some of it on to the plebes during the summer in the field and again in sandtable and weapons instruction during the winter. However much we learned, however much we taught, hawever much we forgot, the end had been achieved — to give us not only the essentials for our chosen branch but also a thorough understanding of all component bran- ches of the Army . . . Secattd R,e 44Hent 1st Row— Lt. Col. J. H. Lynch, Lt. Col. M. K. Henderson, Col. A. Samuels, Jr., Lt. Col. D. W. Noake, Maj. A. R. Bairy • 2nd Row— Maj. F. J. Kobes, Maj. P. J. Moore, III • 3rd Row— Lt. Col. J. T. L. Schwenk, Maj. J. F. McKinley, Jr., Maj. C. L. Clark. 78 ib M tJsfk - m iiJ , 7 e Qa n na4 afU ' Btajjfj 1st Row — Lt. Col. A. A. Heidner, Col. C. F. Fritische, Brig. Gen. G. Honnen, Lt. Col. A. Samuels, Jr., Lt. Col. C. F. Leonard, Jr. • 2nd Row— Lt. Col. L. P. Caywood, Lt. Col. F M Greene, Lt. Col. A. J. McGehee, Lt. Col. J. D. Stanton • 3rd Row— Maj. F. S. Hall, Maj, F. T. Devlin. training . . , J?-: The Baltimore Campaign — a handful of kaleidoscopic memories — the news — wild excitement — a bleak Thursday morning — embarkation — mid-ocean lectures — friends at the rail — land again — the long, suspenseful six-mile march to the stadium — and above all, the game — the victory — the happy return march — thirty-six hours later. West Point and the end of an unique experience. 7i4e lialti KOAe, QcanAixUa We ' ll le e jflAXfet . . . Except for our football team, except for harder work, and except for extra privileges and pleasures, First Class fall and Christmas Leave resembled that of the vear before. Gloom existed only as a space on our well-filled calendar. There were lectures, movies, and Broadway shows at the Gym, weekends in New York; we played bridge and visited and racked ' em up at the club on lonely evenings, and we bucked bars and made plans for Graduation . . . The uniform for Night Area Guard will be Left or right lead, Tommy? . Baskets out! Our newer and freer life was fun hut was only super- imposed on the older, more familiar one. We still got in the same old storms and out of the same old sacks at police call. We still dusted and scanned the head- lines as we prepared for our first class — and listened to Ed and Polly spin records and chat between time sig- nals and lipstick. We still went on guard and on the area. We still studied in the sinks and specked and hived and sweated. As the days grew longer, less remained; our hearts took hope, and we thrilled to the nearness of June . . . PICTURES: Hives • The last mile. Bobby Clark and The Hayriders " And then there were Five. " 83 Back Row: Lt. Col. T. S. Torresson, Lt. Col. C. O. Moody, Lt. Col. K. E. Back Front Row— Lt. Col. L. R. Delmonico, Col, G. F. Schlatter, Col. W. B. Kieffer. Gol. SolilatteA. a id lu± tajj Maj. R. J. Downey Major W. A. Norris Co- nfKa ide f Qn,o-u4x Oi e QaM. na tdeAf Q aufx ' lua RCIIilS From the wild blue vonJer c.ime a challenge — met and mastered by men of ' 45 as off thev went for )aua dn OH, (so-4it na, fuite i. Capt. R. S, Holmes Maj. W. K. Walters Maj. W. P. Comstock Maj. R. B. Vertrees Maj. E. L. Kerr Maj. A. E. Andres 84 B ie 1st Row— Lt. Ontko, Lt. Contow, Lt. Hinton, Lt. Lddewig, Lt. Sorlie, Lt. Wright, Lt. Shallcross • 2nd Row— Lt. Kirsch, Lt. Rockwell Lt. Williams, Capt. Barrett, Capt. Frack, Capt. Metz, Maj. Comstock, Maj. Walters, Maj. Prann, Capt. Holmes, Capt. Carpenter, Capt R. C. Anderson, Capt. Headley, Lt. Slavin, Lt. Zietz, Lt. Flake • 3rd Row— Lt. Cooper, Lt. Haythorne, Lt. Mace, Lt. Binder, Lt Fiedler, Lt. Baynard, Lt. C. W. Brown, Lt. Forsyth, Lt. Smalley, Lt. Spencer, Lt. Heaton, Capt. Bushman, Lt. D. F. Anderson, Lt. Whit ney, Lf. Schmid, Lt. Estes • 4th Row — Capt. Stafford, Lt. Coates, Lt. R. P. Anderson, Lt. Willingham, Lt. Lindenberg, Lt. Ferguson Lt. Scholes, Lt. Loomis, Lt. Mines, Lt. C. J. Brown, Lt. Noah, Lt. Gottschalk, Lt. Cook, Lt. Samuels, Lt. Falconer. 7 E met the planes in Texas, but we met the Air Corps at Stewart. Here our W instructors, our flight, squadron and group commanders, and our Pilot Tech- nical School teachers cooperated patiently and painstakingly in bringing wings closer and surer . . . 1st Row— Lt. Hogan, Lt. Duckett, Lt. Rainey, Lt. Lease, Lt. Collins, Lt. Ramsey, Lt. Kyne, Lt. Conrow, Lt. Gallentine, Lt. Scott • 2nd Row — Lt. Meacham, Lt. Eaker, Capt. Clawson, Capt. Fabacher, Capt. Alexander J. Alexander, Maj. Andres, Maj. Kerr, Maj. Norris, Maj. Vertrees, Capt Andrew J. Alexander Capt. Faulk, Lt. Upchurch, Capt. Greene, Lt. Hawkins • 3rd Row — Lt. Geisler, Lt. Weber, Lt. Phillips, Lt. Stott, Lt. Copley, Lt. Word, Lt. Nalley, Lt. Lehman, Lt. Neill, Lt. Naylor, Lt. Turk, Lt. Marks, Lt. Dowdy, Lt. Lane, Lt. Haine, Lt. Beaver • 4th Row— Lt Benedict, Lt. Kaija, Lt. McNulty, Capt. Larkin, Lt. Love, Capt. Broadhead, Lt. Triplett, Lt. Simp- son, Lt. Hearn, Lt. Walker, Lt. Riss, Lt. Marble, Lt. Wells, Lt. Tvedl, Lt. Pickard. ■ i ;) ■ UKJ i tftt n April of yearlin ' year, we had closed our books and scored them; we had packed our Ray-bans and khaki; and we said our goodbyes to our mole classmates. On a dismal wintry day, we filed to the station singing " Off we go " as off we went to Spring and Primary . . , Soon settled at our fields, we learned what was required and what was expected— and we discovered that primary was delightful. Days were hard and long; but nights were cool and free, and weekends were perfect. As the hours piled up, primary graduation was viewed with mixed feel- ings; we sweated out successful completion of the course, but we weren ' t eager to leave friends, buddies, and our fine instructors — or the wonderful life we ' d been leading. Primary had been a fine experience and a beautiful memorv ROM eight days ' leave, .md Irom all X over the United States, West Point ' s primary pilots converged on Stewart Field for the last two stations on the road to flying commissions . . . As we were re-acclimated, re-oriented, and re-shackled, some of us were tilled with misgivings and regrets concerning re- turn to USMA restrictions and privileges, while minds of others were full of antici- pation of mastering an AT ' s six hundred horses; all of us had tall tales and short stories to spin of Primarv. We felt like plebes again as we did the long mile down to the field on the double — tumbled, fumbled, and did sit-ups for an hour — and d.t. ' d it home again . . . we lived on purple passion and peanut Cockpit time butter and lived in barracks hot and quiet during the day and cold and noisy at night . . . gig was rampant, and storms were rife . . . our M ' l ' s, so thoughtfully trans- ported to SW for us, ' ere lugged at p-rade and inspected at SI, WI, Tl, or Fl . . . basic instruments and transition and the T. D. kept us tired and busv and sweat- ing . . . Let ' s take the long way home. l fc( Li U B B ■Ksr. V . .S£ ■is J S7jl 182 Carrying on in echelon. The silk hit us VISITORS ROOA AIR CADETS jt URING nights not filled with p-rade and inspec- m J tion or not passed at XI in the ground school or not spent shooting landings and buzzing Popolo or not devoted to the instruments and controls of the " box " in Link or, when accumulated proficiency in the kinetics hangover from yearlin ' phil permitted, we were free to drag, to take in the show, to visit, or to play pool and ping-pong in the wreck-room. When we had marked our cards and cleaned our guns and locked our trunk lockers at the right time and in the right manner, we were allowed to take a once-a month weekend. For those not so fortunate, hops in whites with the ohsosolid Stewart Field Orchestra, picnics at Ramsdell and afternoons on Flirty sub-one made weekends as nice to anticipate and enjov as they had ever been . . . What d siound crew. Slacked up over Ramsdell. Watch the door. 90 k f : ' lT in -Aw ■:,orto ilN i- ' f " ii[»[[i LT.IM U.S. ARMY. . . . June Week was beautiful and impressive and exciting and fun— and It was our last and biggest storm ... In six short days we policed and packed and planned— said our last and hardest good- byes — and posted . . . 91 ft was a hundred nights after Hundredth Night — 1 it was the final week of one hundred and fifty weeks — it was the absolute climax of our cadet career — it was June Week . . . From all over the country came families and friends and femmes for the longest and biggest and brightest festival of all our stay at West Point . . . We marched in khaki and packs and dragged in whites . . . We went to shows and hops and receptions and ceremonies and even dragged to the Mess Hail . . . People were everywhere and everywhere were activities . . . Forgotten was plebe year with its bitter memories in first class year ' s beautiful finish — forgotten were the hours of gloom or the moments of sadness. Memories not forgotten of long friendships and fine friends, of good times and good fellows enhanced our enjoyment as the last days in grey sped by . . . As we hiked down to the Field House for the last time, as we were graduated and commissioned and wel- comed into a fuller life of service, as we scrambled into new worsteds and khakis, as we returned our first salute — ve realized it " hadn ' t been so bad " and that we ' d rather liked it . . . Only now, graduated and going, had we really come to know what West Point had reallv come to mean . . . Supe ' s reception __T7i; icEirckii t i — ffiinoncs Woody sisns out. Last hop and best. For posterity — exit ' 45. 4 41-? 93 MiM l04 Aooo mpiuUed - 94 yiiitfiiiiiiilHiii m a T ■ff if M i - Jjl% ' Ueo ioA adde t Qe iAUti, Adain. " TED " Scranton, Pennsylvania 1 1th District, Pennsylvania Plebe year Ted established himselt as " the smirking Mr. Adair " and will never outgrow the smirk that caused it. Maybe his black Irish wit had some- thing to do with it. At any rate, sometime during plebe year, he found some extra shoe polish and ended up a Yearling corporal. On the solid side, he excelled particularly in tactics, drawing, and English, and slid a mean slip- stick. Ted ' s famous smirk was more than a quick display of teeth, it was him through and through. We ' ll not forget his never-ending cheerfulness. Gafi ' ioil i diaald Ada ni, 1. " HAP " Pawtucket, Rhode Island Secretary of War Hap came to West Point with a background of intelligent college experience and geniality. During his years as a cadet he had one amibition; to prepare himself for a career as an officer and in doing this he absorbed all the quali- ties that West Point could offer. Conscientious, efficient, and well-liked. Decisions made with careful judgment and consideration for others have made him successful in every endeavor. I II Company H-1 ; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1 ); Wrestlins (3, 1 ); Camera Club (3, 1); Pointer (1); 100th Night Show (4, 3, 1); Stage Man- ager,- Rifle Marksman. ftiep t ' o unin Ada4n4, " JOE " New Orleans, Louisiana Senatorial, Louisiana Joe came to us straight from the Army — already a good soldier — with an infectious grin and mischievous indiffisrence. His amicability makes him an ideal wife, and though always holding the Academic Department at bay, it is easy to see that Joe, just by being himself, will make a top-notch officer and a credit to his chosen branch. His bouts with academics continued through first class vear and an intimate friendship with Joe Molecule sal- vaged his good humor. I Company H-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Howitzer (4); Rifle Marksman. Company E-1; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1 ); Squash Club (4, 3); Glee Club (4, 3, 1); Chess Club (4, 3); 100th Night Show (4); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Machine Gunner. fe W%J ' iiH Ir k 100 . :mi Company C-2; Corporal (3); Track (4, 3, 1); Boxing (4); Rifle Sharp- shooter. Company C-1 ,- Corporal (3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. ■ iiaH-witii an likes him an BatKu i B (uixn latatHi,, •4. loc Moble Si!- -o r (ft » " SAM " Greenwood, Mississippi 3rd District, Mississippi Sam began his West Point career with " I ' m from Mississippi, sub. " Suc- cessful in his varied activities at West Point, he competed with the best, whether it was in math class, in the sixty yard dash, or just in a good game of bridge. If not refighting the Civil War with his roommates, his thoughts were on golf and flying. We liked his fairness, his humor, his optimism. We know that whatever he is called on to do in the Armv will be seen through to the end. Walton R.aA U ASu u, jfi. " TIGER " Montevallo, Alabama 6th District, Alabama When seemingly given an even break the Tiger is certain to sneer, " They are just fattening us for the kill. " With such a pessimistic attitude he is positive of never being disappointed; however, his cynicism does not prevent him from being a jovial companion. Rebellious to all attempts at regimen- tation, he has been described as indifferent, perhaps, but not in all things. Any one, including the tac, who has visited the twenty-second division at midnight can testifv to the presence of a lone figure, huddled ' neath the lamp studying. Qeonff,e O ' A eil Jd Uan, ji. " AD ' 4th District, Texas Greenville, Texas Although Ad came to us straight from high school in Texas, the rigors of academics never made an impression on him at all. He quickly achieved singular fame in Beast Barracks by diligent application of the old Army rule of never volunteering for any soirees. Quiet and unassuming. Ad easily mas- tered the system, leaving himself much time to pursue his favored avocation of reading. Definitely a field soldier, his easy going manner coupled with a simple, direct, and openly frank habit of speaking will make Ad a success in his chosen branch. 101 r CUaniei. Scatt AdUeA, " CHUCK " Yonkers, New York Senatorial, New York With an M. 1. T. hacki round and conscientious application Chuck came along to shatter the legend of West Point ' s academic system. He also found time to pull a good half dozen of G Qj. ' s goatiest through the Scylla and Charybdis that was Cal and Phil. Athletic prowess was his in abundance and he was devoted to football, swimming, and handball. But the facts that made us envy him the most were the short three-quarters of an hour it took to reach home on furlough, leave, weekend, et. al., and the close proximitv of his legion of feminine admirers. a4fte4 MoA UeaA Alj cuite " AL " Washinston, District of Columbia 1 6th District, Texas Jim Alfonte — one of the great exponents of the red boy. Al liked anything from Frank Sinatra to the opera. He was easily angered by differences be- tween political leaders as evidenced by his violent explosions while reading the morning paper. Al took a lively interest in all that occurred at the Academy — he was often to be found browsing through the library. Public speaker, bridge expert, loyal " Army brat, " ardent southerner and a man of the highest ideals and standards — that ' s how Jimmy will be remembered. 42. MeH,, j . " TEX " Meridian, Texas Army J. Allen was always a lover of variety. Coming to the Hudson Highlands direct from Ireland on a special trans-Atlantic flight, he enjoyed a one-man Beast Barracks all his own. Since then, that quality of his vhich a certain English " P " called " the twinkle " has enabled him to enjoy the glory of rank and to suffer the pangs of slugdom. But underneath that " twinkle, " Tex has a mind as cool, steady, and calculating as the West Point rating machine. His sound judgment will always gain him the top rung. ikof Company H-2; Corporal (3); La- crosse (4); Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Expert; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company G-1 ; Corporal (3); Swim min3 (4, 3); Handball Club (1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner Snd Class. 102 Company H-1 ; Corporal (3); Hov itzer (1); Rifle Marksman. Company G-1 ; Gym (4); Soccer (4); Weisht Lifting Club; Camera Club; Rifle Marksman. :Hi ■ ' iichcfflain ;■ the glory of - :-ji " roinltk, " : ii ;:( Wtsi Point ritinj ■ . ■ : xii :„ i J, ]: i Company D-2; Sergeant (1); Polo (4); Howitier (4, 3, 1); lOCHh Night Show (4, 3, 1); Dialectic Society (3, 1); Popolopen Color Line (3); Plebe Smoker (4); Mor- tar (3); Rifle Marksman; B. A. R. Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, Snd Class. Company H-1 ; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Track (4); Fishing Club (3, 1); Company Athletic Repre- sentative (3, 1); Rifle Marksman. " GORDY " Cleveland, Ohio 20th District, Ohio Gordie came to West Point from a fine preparatory school completely un- aware of the three years of rigorous training that awaited him. However, hard work and serious application on his part brought him through in fine stead. His sincerity, keen sense of humor, and splendid personality are but a few of the attributes which won for him the sincere admiration of all who knew him as a cadet. What army could ask for more? With pride we ' ll watch the steady advance of a real classmate and friend. eMaA.n,if, OUaeA, A no , 1. " HARRY " Mobile, Alabama 1st District, Alabama Harry is one of the few individuals who are not satisfied with merely doing well; he does everything as well as he can. After earning a star for his B-robe Plebe Christmas, Harry really buckled down for the rest of his time at the Academy and stayed pro. However, he found time for more dragging than most of his classmates; and he was never known to turn down a blind drag. Easy to know and easy to get along with, Harry will make a good officer. ed j(Ui Anxdul ald " FRITZ " 28th District, New York Loudonville, New York The original make-up and costuming of the 100th Night Show of " 44 were the products of Fritz ' s imagination and handiwork. Though he was con- stantly working on activities, Fritz found time to drag every weekend and could be seen down on Flirtie any Sunday afternoon of the year. Few men took so much interest in extra-curricular work, and when anything new was started he was in it. These activities never helped him with his Cal. and Phil., but Fritz did not object. 103 ?5i , (leoAne Welhe i A a, n,. •HAPpy Newark, Delaware Senatorial, Delaware Coming to West Point from a militar - background, Happy ' s congenial atti- tude and everready smile soon proved the worthiness of his nickname. These attributes made him a popular member of the swimming team and served him well while enjoying his favorite past time, dragging. Undaunted bv the T. D., the Academic Board, or the German undersea fleet, Happy has proved his loyalty and devotion to duty, his perseverance, and the strength of his convictions, which point to a successful army career. Best wishes, Happv, in a future of assured success. aiUd T el ilitvitnjO-nCf. 1sl District, Connecticut " DAVE " Hartford, Connecticut ' ersatile and al va ' s ready to dip his finger in a new pie, he spent his spare time running between the track field, choir practice and many other activi- ties, at the same time making a good academic record. Never the backslap- ping type, his quiet reserve, agreeable nature, and wry smile have made and kept many friends. In deserting a Navy background, Dave brought into the Armv a great manv of the characteristics necessary to a good officer — initia- tive, patience, and tiie ahilitv to carrv out his job in spite of the obstacles. " ARMY " Boise, Idaho 2nd District, Idaho If the number of friends was at all an indication of success. Army was surel v a success. Never in low spirits, and never without a fine sense of humor, he was a perfect friend. Although he had a heavy encounter with the T. D. during plebe year, the effects of which insured plenty of exercise during the first half of Yearling year, and although he engaged in a running battle with the Academic Department, he was alwavs readv for a swift game of hand- ball or a quick trip to the boodlers. Company B-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Polo (4); Swimming (3); Ski Club; Catholic Choir (4, 3, 1 ); Academic Coach; Machine Gun Marksman. Company E-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Track (4, 3, 1); Cross Country (3, 1); Choir (4, 3); Cadet Chorus (4). Company B-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Stars (3); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Ma- chine Gunner 2nd Class. Company H-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Fishing Club; Handball Club; Howitzer (4, 3); Rifle Marks- .V WIS sorely :ilimior,k itkT.D, . ,.j.ui{b3itkivi(li ' r i .wit ?aiiie o[ hand- Company A-1; Corporal (3); Lieu tenant (1); Football (4, 3, 1); JCL Basketball (4, 3, 1); Lacrosse (4, ' 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. AncluM-aid Vinczt t Afifiold, n. " ARCH " Fort Sill, Oklahoma 3rd District, Connecticut Naturally intelligent and alert, Arch could have graduated from West Point with a bare minimum of work. But, an underlying desire to do a job as efficiently as possible has put him vell up in class rank. His calm dignity and soft spoken consideration for others made him popular among his class- mates. He nearly always made the Saturday night hops. Never over-bur- dened with demerits, he was always eligible for his week-end leaves and took great delight in his sojourns to the Big City down the river. 2iao ad. Cla z. itJz4. 4. " DOUG " Seattle, Washington 19th District, California When Doug entered the Academy, he came as a carefree college boy hailing from the University of Washington. Nevertheless he is one of the most in- telligent men in our class, and an assiduous worker. These qualities have attained him high academic rank and the esteem of his classmates. How- ever his achievements in scholarship in no way prevented him from being an amiable and generous fellow. With a jovial sense of humor and an ab- sorbing congenial conversation, Doug faces a brilliant future in the Army. ohA liiUi e " BUCK " MIddleburg, Pennsylvania 1 8th District, Pennsylvania " Buck ' s " proficiency in both studies and athletics indicated that success for him was merely a matter of making up his mind and then succeeding. First as a " B. J. " plebe and then as a not-too-indifferent yearling, he was a humorist extraordinary. His ability to take things in his stride was an in- centive to those of us who knew him well. Sound judgment followed by quick decisions were as typical of his leadership as his consideration for others was indicative of a well rounded character. 105 IM .- (lodeAdck cMa icdd AoeAiU " ROD " Utica, New York 33fcl District, New Yofk Coming straight from high school to West Point, Rod was just short of stars. He helped out his " goat " classmates, but whenever an argument arose from a discussion, he was just another redhead. Doing the pleasant rather than the unpleasant job was the secret of his success. Rod had enough practice running to class to be a good track man. Playing tag with the T. D. was a hobby but he never got caught. His ability to make friends will make his life in the Army a happy one. CltaAled. e unfie Aae uf, " BUD " Fort Ringgold, Texas Secretary of War He is a good man. This is the expression used by cadets to describe a fellow member of The Corps who has their respect, admiration, and friendship. Bud is an armv brat who has seen a great deal of the world, his father hav- ing been stationed in Panama and Manila. Like many men whose fathers are army officers Bud had a hard time getting in the Academy. He was one of those cadets who walked the halls of Congress for weeks before securing an appointment. Perhaps this accounts for his conscientious work and high degree of responsibility. JleMie. SUe uncun Aife U, " LES " San Francisco, California Army The Hop Committee, the Cadet Choir, the A. A. A., what ever it be, none were free from the smooth Ayers adroitness. Our bov " Les " apparently learned the angles as a " GI " supply sergeant, angles plaved with such skill as to have snatched for Les, as a " Yearling, " mind vou, more week-ends from the T. D. than did most " Firsties. " He thought life too gay to be smothered bv text-books. Though exceedingly " on the ball " we found no " eager-beaver " traits in this Lid. In short, Les belonged. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Foot- ball Manager (4, 3, 1); Hop Com- mittee (4, 3, 1); Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman; B. A. R. Expert. w_. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Ser geant (1); Soccer (4, 3, 1); Sk Club; Fishing Club; Concert Or chestra (4); 100th Night Show (3), Machine Gunner 2nd Class. Company H-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Swimming (4, 3); 100th Night Show (4, 3, 1). Uo» Company H-2; Corporal (3); Foot- ball (4, 3); Track (4), Rifle Marks- Company A-1; Sergeant (1); GoK (4); Basketball (4, 1),- 100th Night Show (3, 1); Rifle Marksman. W Mt [ft " jjipirec! } gav 10 be II t; foaiil DO " ! Company C-2; Rifle (4),- Gymnas- tics (4); Fishing Club (4, 3); Rifle Expert; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. doited JleAAj U iaJUii, " BAB " La Place, Louisiana 2nd District, Louisiana Popolo was the only part in the West Point system that really appealed wholly to Le Bab, for there this Louisianan felt at home with a fishing pole tramping the hills after a tussel with a few light tanks. Bab wasn ' t espe- cially put out by the great clamour of the timed-to-the-half-minute schedule prevailing at West Point and would condescend to run for a scratch — late only when a week-end was at stake. Two years at Louisiana State made him an asset as the other wife. (loM eni eMoAiie iax a i " BAC " Cedarhurst, New York 30lh District, Pennsylvania A calm and efficient nature which enabled " Bac " to sail through his cadet years with, apparently, the greatest of ease should carry him far during his c areer in the Army. Never too busy to take time out to read a good book or magazine he, nevertheless, was able to collect enough " Tenths " to main- tain a high academic standing. His self-composure also served him well on the gridiron. A wonderful knack for making friends will keep " Bac " al- ways in the memories of his associates. Gole. e fip,iie Bacan " BAKE " Grand Forks, North Dakota Senatorial, North Dakota Whether handing out the " hot poop " or merely wrapped up in some en- lightening conversation. Bake is never at a loss for words, and is alwavs able to put his point over. Those wavy locks and ever present smile are familiar sights, whether on the area or on the dance floor, and his cirlce of friends is wide and ever growing. A good athlete when he puts his mind to it, Bake is a bit too indifferent to concentrate for long on any particular sport. 107 iP u Company C-2,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Football (4, 3, 1),- Wrest- ling (4); RiFle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 3id Class. Company B-2; Squash Club (1); Fishing Club (3); Weight Lifting Club(1). Company C-2; Basketball (4); Golf (4); Chess Club (4); Squash Club (1); Rifle Marksman. Aloft Bail " AL " Albuquerque, New Mexico National Guard Prejudiced towards New Mexico sunshine, Al came to this northern clime with an open mind. Although the cavalry horses mistreated him, he had no trouble making lasting friendships in the Corps. Jolly-patient, Al will be a success in everything he tries. Coming in with a short spell of Army life behind him, Al proceeded at once to carve out a very definite niche for him- self. His carefree manner, his abilitv to make friends, his sincerity and stabilitv made him " Tops " with his classmates. (jrolii Alj ied J eiAAii, fiaileif, " AL " Trinidad, Colorado 3rd District, Colorado Al ' s choice of the Army was a wise one. He journeyed to West Point from Trinidad, with a one year stop-over at Colorado State where he picked up a good foundation in engineering. A lineman of some distinction, he also held his own on the mat. It was in the bull session though that Al came into his element. Here his warm good nature and easy conversation came forward. This is the real Al Bailey, and we know nothing will change him in the years ahead. I ( dtuiu afia iA QcUietf, •ED " Newton, Iowa 3rd District, Iowa A true midwesterner, Ed came to the Academv after three years of college. Best known for his easy going manner and amiable good nature, his forte is making friends. A master at bridge, he is equally adept at all forms of ath- letics. Accused of being indifferent plebe year, Ed has since gained a reputa- tion as a hard working cadet, as his high academic standing clearlv indicates. An easy friend of all classes, Ed will be missed by many. His innate business sense and persistence mark him for success in life. 108 ik KiHckeo-fi. cMiiM-e icUle f,, 1. •BERT " Zebulon, North Carolina Senatorial, North Carolina ' A Influenced by no one, Bert sec his own high goals, and with stern determina- tion he accomplished them. West Point was a serious matter with Bert, duty .uul responsibility were always his first objectives, but under all conditions lie had a smile and a joke to offer. Although a very good all-around athlete; he devoted most of his time and energy to his ideal sport, baseball. His being an Army brat with no home didn ' t hold back a strong claim to North Carolina as his homeland. Paul Baken,, 1. ' BAKE " Baltimore, Maryland Senatorial, Maryland Bake came to us with a tine college career behind hini, and immediately demonstrated that West Point held no fears for him. As a result, he was able to devote a great part of his time to coaching those who had troubles with the Academic Department. Always interested in music, his saxophone play- ing was wonderful. Meticulous in appearance and near the top in academics, it could never be said that he wasn ' t putting out. Combining these char- acteristics with great drive, Bake should go a long way. tM awKind AniUu lialduUti " HOWIE " Modesto, California 3rd District, Oklahoma Cold hard logic and tenacity — nothing can stop that combination. And nothing can step Howie. One of the rare men who can stand sincere by his ideals, Howie has added to sure common sense, directness, and firm depend- ability the gift of West Point: a selfless devotion to duty, a friendliness and consideration for his associates, and a clear-eyed view of the road that leads up. His men will have a leader they can admire and follow through any task. Company F-1 ,- Corporal (3); Soccer (4, 3, 1), Baseball (4, 1); Ski Club; Rifle Marksman. Company E-1 ,- Corporal (3),- Cap- tain (1); Boxing (4); Hop Manager (4, 3, 1); Pointer (4, 3, 1),- Bugle Notes (4, 3); Rifle Marksman,- Machine Gunner, 3rd Class. Company B-1 , Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); 100th Night Show (4, 3, 1); Dance Orches tra (4, 3, 1 ); Rifle Sharpshooter. 109 mm Company H-2; Corporal (3); Licu- tenanl (1); Battalion Adjutant; Track (4, 3); Hop Committee (4, 3, 1); Sunday School Teacher (3, 1). - Company D-1 ; Sergeant (1 ); Tennis (4, 3); Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; Pistol Marksman. Company H-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Cadet Orchestra (4, 3, 1 ); 1 00th Night Show (4, 3, 1 ), Plebe Smoker (4); Camp Illumination (4); Color Line (3) Raicae llle i ianMe , jn,. •ALI ' Rocky Mount, North Carolina 4th District, North Carolina Roscoe came to West Point from the great state of North Carolina, bubbling over with rebel enthusiasm and praise of his home state. Plebe year did little to daunt this proud son of Rocky Mount, though at times the system may have presented some novel problems. However he did admit by recognition that there was a difference between the University of North Carolina and the Point. By yearling year he was hitting his stride. Though not an ath- letic brute, Roscoe garnered a proudly worn " A " in tennis. f fiidce McQUeatfe iG i,tian,d, i. " BOOTS " Shiprock, New Mexico At Large By the end of plebe vear, Bruce had gained the respect of both his classmates and the upperclass. Bruce displayed his determination and Can Do by emerg- ing from the depths of the Academic Department twice during his first two years at the Academy. He has never let up in his efforts to be an outstanding soldier, and in the eyes of his classmates he has more than succeeded in be- coming a leader of leaders. Yes, regardless of the branch that Boots may choose, th e Army will gain a fine officer. " BILL " Ahoskie, North Carolina 1st District, North Carolina Bill came to us from the heart of the tobacco country with a true southern humor and a burning desire to be a West Pointer. His naturaljability enabled him to easily master both academics and the system. Fewjof us will not soon forget that sweet trumpet that graced the halls of West Point. De- pendable, conscientious, and capable. Bill was always willing to assist those less gifted. His success as a cadet points the way to greater achievements as an olhcer in an ' chosen hr.mch. GUaU94, (LuoAfi ici 4teU " NED " Lexington, Missouri Honor School An honor graduate from a " tin school, " Ned had no trouble with the aca- demic or tactical department. He liked to drag and when he wasn ' t with his O. A. O., he was usually writing a letter to her. Quiet, conscientious, and faithful he was always ready to lend a helping hand whether it be with academics or just with a pack of skags. This has made him a swell class- mate and wife and will send him into the Army as a likeable, well trained, and efficient officer. (loJte JlcuiAje tce. BanA. " BOB " Albuquerque, New Mexico Senatorial Bob ' s experience at New Mexico Military Institute previous to his coming to West Point eased him through the terrors of plcbe year and through the terrors of fourth class academics. His self-assurance and good fellowship which make him liked and respected will be a definite asset in his career. In spite of his modest denials his charm over the femmes is amazing, nay, phenomenal. His ability to think a problem out and not leave it until com- pleted will make him a valuable man in his chosen branch. ?a te Bi4itpAxut iaAinxx Dayton, Ohio 17th District, Ohio Not having to take academics too seriously, Bart spent most of his time in his favorite haunt, the gym, either dashing up and down the swimming pool or engaged in some game. He was quite at home in any sport in which he played. A bold, frank character, he was always ready to say what was fore- most in his mind, be it in the section room or in barracks. Always ready to try new fields, Bart has an aggressive spirit that will lead him to greater achievements. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); 100th Night Show (4, 1 ),■ Rifle Sharpshooter. Company D-1 ,- Corporal (3); Cap- lain (1); Football (4); Swimming (4, 3, 1), Skeet Club (3, 1); GolF Club (4, 1); Rifle Expert. ...Mliili ' " Company H-2; Corporal (3), Fish- ing Club Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 3rd Class 111 Company G-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1) Gymnastics (4, 3); Radio Club (4); Pointer (1),- Choir (4); Class Historian (1), Rifle Expert. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Tennis (4); Track (3); Rifle Marksman. I au Scatt aiJ ican lonlif " PASHA " Chattanooga, Tennessee 3rd District, Tennessee Ray Basham has proved the most prolific handy-man ever to issue forth from the hills of Tennessee. Pointer stories, window-pole workouts, satires, daring alcove-rail gymnastic routines, poems, comedy: he has excelled in all his accomplishments. Gag writer, fluent wit, masterful B-ache composer, expert legal adviser, his abilities have found few bounds. Whether working, playing, or sleeping, Raymond, as his faithful roommates affectionately called him, could always pause long enough for a laugh; his voluminous repertoire of all kinds of good jokes made life bearable for his shy, coy room- mates. f (loJ en,t Rickettd. iatixut " ROJO " Clarksville, Tennessee Secretary of War Rojo was studying at the University of Tennessee for an engineering career when he was appointed to the Military Academy and his preparation stood him in good stead here. Bob ' s constant good spirits and air of nonchalance- belied the more profound personality that lay just below the surface. To his loyalty and unselfishness, untold hours of coaching attested. High cadet rank mirrored his meticulositv in affaires militaires. His versatile mind re- belled at the thought of succumbing to the c.idet mold— and we must con- cede that he never quite did. i; " HERB " Baltimore, Maiyland Senatorial, Maryland Herb, an indcperKlciit man who believes in his own convictions rather than convention, spent his three years at West Point, sparring with regulations, customs and traditions. Always maintaining a state of complete prepared- ness in which all life ' s problems were solved far in advance, How-ard was never caught off guard. Endowed with an untiring energy and an unmatched lovaltv to all he deems worth while simplilks life ' s complications. Herb leaves with those virtues with which he entered, adding those th.it West Point has given him. ac uei. Qeo e fiee eif " JACK " Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 5lh District, Oklahoma Raised in Aggieland, Jack might well have begun his Armv career as a Texas A. and M. Fish, but in Army brat tradition he chose the more narrow confines of the Academy. While at all times professing disgust with his choice and while constantly and desperately endeavoring to stem his reced- ing hairline, he staged a valiant battle to hold the Academic Department off with all fours. Possessed with a tireless nervous energy, none of these troubles prevented him from becoming one of the top leaders of his class. oaI WiUia Bell " EARL " Racine, Wisconsin 1st District, Wisconsin Arrived at West Point from Wisconsin, Earl entered the Academy with more than a good share of experience and common sense. Cheerful and social, he was always good for a bull session or argument. There was no room for chronic complaint in Earl ' s makeup. Where other men found fault with the svstem, he was philosophical enough to see the reason behind it. A con- scientious attention to those subjects he considered most practical was an- other characteristic of this midwesterner whose ever present good cheer and friendship we shall long remember. " ' " . ' •■,■ lie ■di«- ° A :i!c ii " ' ' " ' !:«[IllliI con- Company F-2, Corporal (3); Ski Club. Company B-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1); Baseball (4); Hop Com- mittee (4, 3, 1 ); Ski Club (1 ); Cam- era Club (3, 1); Skeet Club (1 ); Model Airplane Club (1). ■K. 113 ?i, Company B-2; Corporal (3),- Ser- seant (1),- Rifle (4, 3, 1); Captain, Minor A,- Star (3); RiFle Expert Company E-2; Sergeant (1); Soccer (3). Hle ' X.aftale Qa ne4. elM,o-4ite ' " ALEX " Worcester, Massachusetts 4th District, Massachusetts Few men at the Academy could match Alex when it came to determination to succeed in anything no matter how hirge or small. With the thoroughness and ingenuity instilled in him by his Massachusetts upbrmgmg, Alex started long before he entered to prepare himself mentally and physically for West Point. This diligence plus a remarkable memory for facts both tempered h ' a subtle and discreet sense of reality enabled him to pursue astutely the sub- jects which he judged would be of greatest yalue in future years. Company E-2; Corporal (3), Cap- tain (1 ); Battalion Commander,- Rifle (4, 3, 1); Tennis (3),- Squash Club (4, 3); Debating Society (4, 3); Howitzer (4, 3, 11,- Biographies Editor (1); Mortar (3); Choir (3); 1 00th Night Show (3); Kayco May- day Show (4); Academic Coach (3), Cadet Chapel Usher (1); Rifle Marksman. " JACK " Clearwater, Florida Senatorial, Florida Fun loving yet always read - tor a good argument is characteristic of Jack. His first and last loye was the rille team to which he devoted all of his spare time. Always interested in firearms, he seriously felt that not enough em- phasis was placed on the rifle at the Academy. More interested in good fic- tion than in boning tenths caused him to rank in the middle of our class. However, his marvelous power of concentration and devotion to dutv will make him an excellent officer. I " J. C. " Washington, District of Columbia Senatorial, Rhode Island A life-long ambition was realized the da ' " J. C. " entered the stern atmo- sphere of West Point. A gifted orator, astute organizer, and extreme mili- tarist, he has the essential qualities of a good officer. His accomplishments were many and varied. 100th Night Show, Rifle Team, Debating Society, .md Iiaic t ci- all owe much to his talents. A slight difference of opinion with the Tactical Department thwarted his efforts at first, but from then on it was smooth and successful sailing. G.itherings were never complete without his baritone voice and ever-present wit. 114 " ■■:»-liill! .■: ' ipte! ■■•• ' 13); Qeo ae QltafileA. l5e vi.o- t " BIG BEN " Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3rd District, Pennsylvania In spite of a lew close calls wiih the Academic Board, Den always came through on top. Possessing a keen vit and no small acting ability, every 100th Night Show vas greatly benefitted by his talents. Early in Beast Barracks his sense of humor and likeable disposition won him a host of friends that increased with every new day. With a great interest in all class activities, Ben was one of the foremost leaders in the class. A man of humor, a great friend, a good leader. Oai fili Pete Se r i " JOE " Fort Wayne, Indiana 4th District, Indiana " Watch that man, " was the usual cry wdien Joe came roaring down the basketball court, and so it was with everything he did. Endowed with Yankee ingenuitv, he easily eluded the hounds of the A. D. and gave the folks back home reason to pride themselves in the local boy. Though he was not a bit backward, women never really bothered him. Interested in everything, alwa s willing to defend his point of ' iew, and always a go- getter, Joe will do well in life. Watch him! , QeoAxie Go- tiM4, iefUf,eA " TRACK LEGS ' Kansas City, Missouri 5th District, Missouri George, mightv mite of the track team, came to West Point from tin school. His unperturbed reactions during his plebe year amazed many of his class- mates. Always willing to help others, able to give sound advice, and quick to comprehend difficult subjects, he easily flew through academics, with the single exception of German. His favorite diversions were eating chocolate sundaes and dragging " pro. " George spent many a Saturday night in Madi- son Square Garden bringing the spectators to their feet with his thrilling last-lap spurts against keen competition. " .i f Company E-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Regimental Supply Ser- geant; Cross Country (4, 3, 1 ); Track (4, 3, 1); Major A (4, 3, 1 ),- Radio Club; Camera Club; How- itzer (4); Pointer (4); Rifle Sharp- shooter. Company H-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); 100th Night Show (4, 3, 1); Head Cheerleader (1); Class treasurer. Club; Rifle Expert; Machine Gun ner, 2nd Class l UdUa4 t " liatnaA. ieAA., 1. " WILLIE " Huntington, West Virginia 4th District, West Virginia From the hills ot West X ' irginia and the c.impus of Marshall College Willie came to West Point, taking all with a minimum of worry and a constant sinile. Academics, the Tactical Department, and all other cadet bothers were nothing but minor obstacles in his merry life. He had a craze for two things — jive records and weekend leaves. With an enduring abilitv to get along with everyone, Willie will go a long wav in this man ' s army. His files are with his classmates, where they mean the most. Company B-1 ; Corporal (3); How- itzer (4, 3); Machine Gunner, 3rd Class; Rifle Marksman Company H-1 ; Sergeant (1); Ski Club; Rifle Marksman. Company F-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Baseball (4); Track (4, 3, 1); Cross Country (1); Major A (3, 1); Camera Club. Ranald (latf. Bii i ell " DON " Attica, Ohio Secretary of War Although one of Ohio ' s favorite sons, Don does have a cosmopolitan outlook and is willing to grant that there are a few states beside the Bucke ' C. He combines a pleasing smile with a sense of values which places him high in the esteem of all. His ceaseless energy and zeal for a job well-done carried into his athletic life where he was an outstanding member of the academy track team. Of course this energy worked the other way too. This was quite evident in his one man crusade against sock suspenders. ■ ' - aliH, Jliftluf.oe, Black " JOHNNY " Salt Lake City, Utah 2nd District, Utah Johnny ' s frequent naps and trips to the boodlers conveyed the impression that he was a quiet easy-going cadet, but the truth is he was a part of all the fun making, a favorite with the femmes, and efficient in both a military and academic wav. His friendliness, thoroughness, determination, and gentle- manly conduct mark him as the kind of officer from whom the Academy gains its reputation. Trulv it can be said here is a classmate who is marked for success in all he may attempt. 116 •aVw :;:W,ll,e - muni -•lornvo -to jet g«H.l; Sejant (I); SH " BOOTS " Manila, Philippine Islands 1 llh District, Missouri Easilv the most popular man in the conipan -, both for his straightforwardness and his magnetic personal- ity, Boots was everything we all dreamt of being at West Point; athlete, gentleman, and, vet, a man ' s man, and a soldier. Like the rest of us, but a little more gracefully, " Boots " experienced the inevitable changes affected by the Academy, Plebe year, " The Mr. Blesse Sir! " yearling year, " How many days till Air Corps? " and as a Firstic, " Now, when I get my squadron . . . " Academicallv " stable, " fraternally respected, a buddv to the end. Company H-1 ,- Corporal (3),- Boxing (4); Soccer (4, 3, 1); Swimmins (3); Golf (4); Squash Club (4, 3, 1); Handball Club (1); Golf Club (3, 1); Camera Club (1); Ski Club (3, 4); Rifle Marksman. " BILL " Sumter, South Carolina 7th District, Kentucky Bill is the kind of gLi - exervonc likes to ha c around. His quiet personalitv and a readv smile make him popular with all those who meet him. Along with his abilit - to hive out phil problems, he was also a star at swimming, lacrosse, and bull-sessions. Bill ' s weekends at Usmay can be accredited with perpetually dragging 3-0. His sincerity in carrying out even the most minute detail and his natural neatness will in- evitablv bring him success in his Army career, what- ever mav be his branch. Company D-1 ,- Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Rifle Marksman, Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. " KEN " Boston, Massachusetts 1 1th District, Massachusetts Evervbodv knew Ken — the May Day Color Line, Hundreth Night Shows, or just plain bull sessions — all were improved by his lively wit. Always a jump ahead of the T. D. when a weekend was in the offing, he didn ' t let trifles worry him at other times. His ability to drag pro and often gave him a line of fem- mes strung along the whole East coast. He came to us from the enlisted ranks, a good soldier; West Point returns, a fine officer. Company E-2; Swimming (4); Fishing Club (3, 1); 100th Night Show (3, 1),- K Company May Day Show (4); Rifle Marksman,- Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. 117 Jlj ed 2ii-x.an ilue Company H-2; Football (4),- Bas- ketball (4); Fishins Club (3); How- itzer (1); Advertising Manager; Rifle Marksman. Company FH-1; Wrestling (4); Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. " WILLIE " " AL " Bessemer, Alabama 9th District, Alabama Fnoni v.i ' down south in Alabama, via Marion Institute, Al came to West Point. The ability to take things in stride in an easy going and unruffled manner proved indispensable to him in mastering the " trials and tribulations " of cadet life. A host of good friends and a long line of pro drags can be at- tributed mainly to a sincere Southern charm which Al can claim in abund- ance. Never far ahead in the perpetual race with the Academic and Tactical Departments, he managed to overcome their obstacles and finish as the winner. Company A-1 ,- Sergeant (1 ); Fish- ing Club; Rifle Sharpshooter. i4JiUia n ilutfif . Meridian, Mississippi 5th District, Mississippi Willie, " from Mississippi suh, " found the plebe system and the Tactical Department quite a shock, but not nearly so fatal as the Academic Board. In spite of the triumvirate, however, he managed to work his wav through the hard way. A firm believer in there ain ' t no holt that can ' t be broke and a bridge fan from kibitzer to dummy, he still found time to spend extra time with field manuals and his beloved poop sheets. Always laughing at life and able to make funny everything serious, he was an enjoyable wife and a loyal friend. (lic ta d W. iol.eA. f, " DICK " Seattle, Washington 1st District, Washington Dick is a lover of the outdoors. With a bent pin, a piece of string, and a little water, he would have a string of fish for you in a jiffy. A superior fisherman, Dick used his ability to do a lot with whatever happened to be handy, throughout his kaydet life. Not easily excitable, and a thorough worker, his nimble thinking kept him well up in his class. His good nature and sense of humor served him well at West Point and will continue to do so throughout his career. 118 .J Tm tW SlTUtt(l);Filll. ( BuFfalo, New York 42nd District, New York Not one to cultivate the fancies of the majority, Bob was steadfast to those he chose to call his friends. His inherently quiet nature hid a latent power and ability that will always carry him to his ultimate goal. Stubborn to a fault, he avoided controversial discussions, rarely submitting after once becoming involved. Truly a formidable disciple of Atlas, his presence was always welcome on the fields of friendly strife. High ideals and the will power to live by them distinguish this soldier-of-fortune. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Lacrosse (4),- Fishing Club; Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. " JACK " Washington, Dist. of Columbia Senatorial, Maryland The Corps of Cadets has never boasted of a truer friend than Jack. He possesses that atmosphere of serious- ness which stands for all the principles of the Acad- emy. Jack ' s unlimited energy has made him a natural athlete. He is always eager for a game of football, basketball, lacrosse, or baseball. Since his early life, his goal has been to graduate from West Point. W ' ith his friendliness, conscientiousness, sense of humor, and determination. Jack has the attributes essential to make him stand high in the long grey line. Company C-l; Sergeant (1); Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Major " A " (3, 1); 100th Night Show (3, 1); Color Line (3); Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. (Ui t yatei, fialui. " J. y. " Lenoir, North Carolina Secretary of War Always willing and able to help those who needed it, this guy spent hours in the sinks perched on those things vou can find in sinks boning tenths for the goats. In spare time he read those books some are inclined to call good, listened to music he called good, or pursued his favorite of all pastimes, playing with words, writing, and talented he was at that. He was easy to talk to and could converse on any subject whatever. Everybody called him " J. Y., the long hair with the short cut. " Company C-1 ) Pointer Staff (1 ); 1 00th Night Show (4, 3, 1 ); Sunday School Teacher (4, 3, 1); Superintendent of Sunday School (1). 119 WilUam ed aile , jn,. " BILL " lowd City, Iowa 1st District, Iowa Coming to West Point by w.iv of the University of Io v;i, BUI has always maintained that God ' s country begins just west of the Mississippi river. Characteristically, he has proved here that any problem can be solved with the application of a little diligent effort, including a good nianv fancv scraps with the academic departments, and has proceeded to solve them with a high degree of success. With these characteristics, his Army career will cer- tainly offer to Bill an opportunity to develop the qualities of leadership he has so often displayed. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Ca era Club; Rifle Marksman. Company B-2; Corporal (2); Ser- geant (1); Hockey (4); Baseball (4); Rifle Sfiarpshooter. Company E-1 ; Sergeant (1); Choir (4); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Qo-lit QcUoin io-l ut " CAL " Medford. Massachusetts Cal was one of the older men m the class, he possessed a sober couiiten.mce and a level-headed attitude towards life that gained him the respect of all who knew him. He was a good baseball and hockey player, but he preferred to spend his time dragging. In his chosen branch he will surely find success for he possesses in full the essential qualities of an officer and a gentleman, as well as a cool efficiency that comes through when the going gets tough. Qea e n- de ck Band, n. " FRED " Eagle River, Wisconsin 10th District, Wisconsin Always one of the top men on the academic ladder, Fred was equally at home in first section Phil or in a Saturday night bull session. Hailing from the north woods country of Wisconsin, he brought with him to West Point a deep love of the outdoors, to say nothing of a taste for book larnin that was the marvel of his wives. Always a willing companion, either for serious discussion or minor ma hem, his easy laugh and carefree manner will be long remembered. 120 I ; wjMlll); Choir a, Mibun; Midline " BUCK " Waco, Texas Senatorial, Texas Buck ' s a Texan who has never been known co pull a punch. His straight-forward manner and fine insight have helped to develop Buck into an excellent leader. In every respect he has always been at the top of his class — as a student, as a friend, and most of all as a soldier ' s soldier. Years of college have prepared him to take the Academy in his stride and years of the Academy to merge with the stride of the Army. Good luck. Buck! Company A-1 ; Polo (4); Fishins Club; Rifle Expert; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. i Qa ne QltaA.led, fioiatfian " JIM ' Bellev 22nd District, Illinois Jim had a great sense of humor, en|oymg a joke on himself as much as one at the expense of someone else. He was an individualist in a great many of his ideas and beliefs and this trait brought up many interesting discussions with his wives and classmates. He was a great believer in having a daily workout to stay in condition and accomplished this by being a faithful member of the wrestling squad. His humor, sense of dutv, and sincerity are sure to bring him success in his chosen branch. Company B-2; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1); Swimming (4); Wrestling (4, 3); Ski Club; Howitzer Representative (4, 3, 1); Athletic Representative (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. yvl Utfi KlnJz ai iclz (Ufce, n.. " JUNIOR " Amarillo, Texas 8th District, Texas This cheerful Texan ' s passionate hobby was athletics — even on Wednesday afternoon he could be found in the gym giving someone a thorough workout and usually defeating them. Probably the only time his sense of humor was stretched past its modulus of elasticity was when an elderly lady asked him, " You certainly aren ' t old enough to be a cadet are you? " Always endeavoring to do the best in whatever he undertook, many were the first sections that he graced and without a doubt many more firsts are bound to come his wav. Company E-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Swimming (4, 3); Squash Club (3, 1); K Com- pany May Day Show (4); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 121 eMan,oeu, Siei t iaud voeif, •HARV " 0-ilC Butler, Pennsylvania 26th District, Pennsylvania He had .1 scc.iJt.isr knowledge of what he wanted, and he was verv efficient in gaining his goal in everything. Harv excluded from his cadet activities everything which he felt was not a practical benefit to his career. Harv never tried to impress anyone with his knowledge when it wasn ' t necessary to do so. Certainly, the tactical and academic departments must have felt them- selves thwarted by this good natured guy who stayed within comfortable limits in both departments. With his nice sense of what is right, Harv will be a good officer. Company C-1 . Comcany C-1; Polo (4); Track (4, 3). Company C-2; Corporal (3); Bri- gade Color Sergeant (1); Stars (4, 3); Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. " PAUL " Oak Park, Illinois Secretary of War Three years of college experience at " Old Siwash " plus the ability to absorb the most with the least amount of effort made academics easy for Paul. His logical explanations have often helped his classmates in their daily struggles with the Academic Department. An ardent lover of classical music, he found the " soothing " voices of his fellow choir members even more conducive to sack than the red bov itself. He always found the bright side of every " soiree. " Clte4,te al lifLau " CHET " Orange, New Jersey 11th District, New Jersey " C. V. " came to West Point from New Jersey and with him came the bound- less energy, loyalty, and sense of humor that distinguished him as a certain winner. Everything in which he participated resulted in a high degree of success and although dominated at times by the almighty demerit, " C. V. " displayed his talents in pleasant ways which will be remembered by all. Because West Point ' s ideals have been in him for many years, " C. V. " will find his place in the world secure. A man could not have a better friend and " wife. " 122 .J ' M C-i; Polo (4), Tncli (lo-Lent Qale iie,e i,e, n. " GUS " Spokane, Was hington Senatorial, Washington ' Tis better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all is Gus ' s motto. He came to West Point and did try almost everything, but the Tactical Depart- ment done tole him, son . . . Yes, Gus was one of the kings of the area; yet, behind this mischief, we find a jovial personality mixed with a common sense which equip him well to become an admired leader. Like Custer his name has been on many a gig sheet, but it is also on the list of the future. Company B-1 ; Rifle Marksman,- Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. i0 " STONY " Alliance, Nebraska 5lh District, Nebraska Stony received his nickname in a session of friendly kidding from a funny paper character with a face of stone and it has stuck because of the lack of any simi- larity whatsoever. Always smiling, ever ready with a tall tale, and a master of clever expression, he has made our room a pleasant and well-attended side-show for three exciting years. Even the thought of sprout- ing horns and saying " baa " failed to dampen his spirits or undermine his amazing wit. His friendships and his capabilities assure him a successful and envi- able future. Company D-1 ; Sergeant (1 ),- Fishing Club (3); Rifle Marksman. ..-jiteboiiiii ' « " ' ' 2 eital n.eit ' SUNNY " Lakeland, Florida 1st District, Florida When you heard a laugh or someone singing, you could be sure it was Sunny. Forceful in character and happy in heart, he enjoyed his ups and downs at West Point. Although not too hivey in studies, Sunny never let tenths bother him. A lover of sports, a Casa- nova with the women, and a real jitterbug, he cher- ished a good time. Fairness and sincerity are his vir- tues. A man who gave respect to whom it was due. Sunny was respected and liked bv his friends and fel- low associates. Company F-1 ,- Corporal (3); Soccer (3); Squash Club (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3). 123 K, MaAii t cMaliJieif, Bn eiue , . " BREW " West Palm Beach, Florida 4th District, Florida Sent to us from Florida to sing praises of that state, Brew ' s academic ability was surpassed only by his success in making and keeping true friends. Backed by his previous service in the Army, he proved to be on the ball in military and social affairs. A man of few words, but well-rounded thoughts, he divided his spare time between his beloved sax and his red comforter. Brew will go far in his career in the Army and his leadership will prove valuable to those serv- ing under him. Company C-1; Corporal (3); Captain (1); Battalion Commander,- Gymnastics (4),- Base- ball (4); General Committee (3), Honor Com- mittee (3); 1 00th Night Show (4, 3, 1 ),■ Cath- olic Chapel Acolyte; Cadet Dance Orches- tra,- Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. " AXEL BETTS " St. Paul, Minnesota Secretary of War Axel, the Swede from Minnesota, is living proof that everyone loves a fat man. His horror of official duties and his desire for the extra food of training table made him a permanent member of corps squads. His native intelligence, not work, kept him up with the intelli- gensia; and his defense of the under-dog served as an outlet for his reaction to the system. Modest to a fault, himself. Axel was always ready to promote a friend. He was farsighted and clear thinking for one so young and has proved to be more than a Howitzer friend. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ); Hockey (4, 3 ,1); Football (4, 3); Hop Manager; Class Secretary (3, 1). " JERRY " Fort Knox, Kentucky 3rd District, Kentucky An Armv-Brat, Jerry came to West Point after several years preparation at Rugby of Louisville and Centre College. After surviving the rigors of Beast Barracks and Pine Camp, he applied himself, sometimes dili- gently, and sometimes indifferently, to plebe aca- demics and managed to survive without too much trouble. Jerry took a great deal of interest in writing sports for the Pointer. Many times he came storming back to barracks, following an all-afternoon session in the Field House to write athletic stories ahead of news- paper deadlines. Company E-2; Soccer (4); Rifle (3, 1 ); Pointer Staff (4, 3, 1); 100th Night Show (4); E-2 May Day Show; Public Relations Representa- tive (3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. m 124 ■ 1 31; Hop 1 " BROCK " Dallas, Texas Secretary of War A n.irivc s(in of Texas, he arrived here with ;i sense ot humor and a conscientious desire to learn. Always believing that " Hard work succeeds above all else, " he applied himself diligently and ranked high among his classmates. Adept in social graces, his form was seen frequently at the theatre and the Saturday even- ing hops. Brock always had time to express his wit, which often dwelled in the fantastic. Though a bit stubborn, he is a loyal friend who will make a valu- able addition to the service of our countr -. Compar shooter. Qachi.e.1 Mci ' ihlta n B o-ui Ut ui " BRO ' Rochester, New York 38th District, New York Bro was happv at West Point as soon as he discovered that, no matter how low he stood, he still ranked the hiviest hive in the class to follow. Though not par- ticularly adept at integration or Deutsch, and ham- pered occasionally by the T. D., he always managed to come out on top. Despite being a goat, he has a habit of surprising friends with his capabilities. En- jiowed with an innate cheerfulness, full of the devil, loyal and sincere, Bro is a fine friend .md will be a fine officer. Company B-1; Sergeant (1); Football (1); Ski Club; Weight Lifting Club; Rifle Marks- man. y E-1; Sergeant (1),- Rifle Sharp- ■Sis:. JleiUH. Ba neii i xui Uio t " BARNEY " College Park, Maryland Secretary of War Negotiating the abrupt transition from collegiate campus to cadet limits with comparative ease, this Maryland gentleman will be remembered for his cheer- ful greeting and ready smile. Subject to varying moods, he would be found playing a sentimental rec- ord, reading Civil War history, or chasing away the blues with a lacrosse stick. His ability to do things well with a minimum of effort is an enviable and in- valuable asset. An easy-going man who delivers the goods; Barney will be welcomed wherever he may happen to serve. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1); Battalion Supply Officer; Rifle (4); Lacrosse (4, 3, 1 ); Major A (4, 3, 1 ); Captain; General Committee (1); Fishing Club; Pointer Repre- sentative (4, 3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter. 125 " CY " Passdic, New Jersey 8th District, New Jersey During plebe vear, in.in ' of us h.irdly saw C ' , for his quiet, efficient manner of working manageei to keep him out of the way of trouble and upperchissmen. Despite his unobtrusiveness in everything, by the end of plebe year he had won stars and distinguished him- self in matters military. His clear thinking and reason- ing powers were invaluable to cadets whom he will- ingly coached in their many battles with the academic departments. An hilarious sense of humor and will- ingness to rat-race belied his quiet and serious ap- pearance. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Captain (1); Stars (4, 3),- Honor Committee; Catholic Choir (4); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. " BROWNIE " Rochester, New York 39th District, New York " Make the most of what we yet may spend, before we too into dust descend, " — after these words of Omar, John patterned his life at West Point. Never worried by academics, Brownie directed his quick wit and many talents to athletics, poetry, and the femmes. John, the cheerful philosopher and poet, leaves many friends here and w ill make more wherever he goes. His everlasting good humor cannot fail to stand him in good stead where men less talented would fall bv the wayside. Company F-2; Football (4, 3, 1); Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Camp Illumination (4); Rifle Marks- man. 126 M miDglid,Ntwyail( Its, " JIM " Miami, Florida Secretary of War Jim ' s inherent c;ipacicy for work ;uul his genial man- ner mark him as an excellent companion to the men with whom he associates. His enthusiasm for his work, whatever it may be, is a definite asset, and prom- ises him the best in life. Not only the goats, but many a hive beat a path to his door to have some academic problem solved. Never a believer in formulas or poop-sheets, Jim sought a natural solution to all problems. He can always be counted on to play the same hard. Company F-2; Corporal (3); Soccer (3, 1); " C " Squad Coach (1); Debaiins Club (3, 1), Rifle Marksman. :.vci many . ' k 50CS. ■ml him ,.:uBkv ■); Lwoat Uui Adam i i4cJznen.f n,. " BRUCK " Honolulu, Hawaii Secretary of War From the land of pineapples and dark-skinned wahines comes Bruck, a lad with a broad grin and a great gift of gab. His unfailing wit and good nature have won him friends throughout the Corps. In his serious mo- ments, Bruck went conscientiously about his work; his ability to do the required thing at the required time has kept him well clear of disciplinary troubles Jand will serve to make him an efficient and respected officer. Aloho nui, Bruck; your classmates wish you luck and look forward to serving with vou soon. Company C-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Swimming (4); Boxing (3); Football (4, 3),- Fishing Club; Ski Club; Rifle Marksman. ::.s:s:. i " GLENN " Midland, Texas 1 6th District, Texas Back in Texas, where Glenn came from, a man ' s social standing is measured by the distance from his front gate to his front door. He ranked high in his native Texas and has ranked high in every respect at West Point. Although he always spent a minimum of time in boning files, he, neverthless, managed to win stars and the favorable glances of the T. D. His congeniality, ability, and broad-mindedness have w ' on for him the highest respect of his classmates. He ' s a real credit to Texas and the CtJrps. Company A-1 ; Color Corporal (3); Color Sergeant (1 ); Stars (4); Cadet Orchestra (2); Rifle (4); Ski Club; Rifle Sharpshooter. 127 m " BRUTO " Candor, North Carolina 8th District, No. Carolina From the Old North State Bruto brought to the Acad- emy a flashing smile and a quick wit that won him the friendship of everyone. He has lived up to the old Southern tradition of easy-going ways, but has not leaned toward indifference. With the right word al- ways on his lips, he has held the undivided interest of many of the fairer sex. Not a hive and not a goat, his diligence and tenacity will send him into the Army as an efficient and likeable officer. Paul ICetutetU iidilafid " PETE " Helena, Arkansas 1st District, Arkansas An Army brat coming to West Point with several years in the Army behind him, Pete has entered well into the West Point way of living. An excellent ath- lete, he has confined these talents mainly to track and done a praiseworthy job. His social life has also been far above par as it is a rare week-end we don ' t see Pete escorting a femme around the post. With this versatile background behind him, Pete is certain to make a success of his future career in the Armv. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ); 100th Night Show (4); Rifle Sharpshooter. Company G-2; Sergeant (1); Track (4, 3); Skeet Club (1), RiFle Sharpshooter. (laLe U Clcuf. I u u ed-i. 128 -J T t DiM,Ailii«K ■ . ' .h sevcial :;.ietiuth- ■ -.rjck mi ... ilsobtto : Iw ' t itt ■ ' I ' lihihis ;am to .s a .to. o-lt4i. ' lto na± BunJze. " BURNEy Westbrook, Maine 1st District, Maine Carefree, yet serene, mav best describe Durnev. Alter spending a year at poop school, he had nothing to worry about as far as academics were concerned. Everyone called him a hard man, but after you cracked the shell vou found a guy with a heart of gold. The swimming team provided a favorite pastime for this web-footed Army brat. But not all of his efforts were in a serious light for second only to his swimming •was his never-ending devotion to dragging. He is bound to make an excellent otiicer and a gentleman. Company B-2; Corporal (3); Captain (1); Swimming (4, 3); Lacrosse (1); Golf Club (4, 3); Sunday School Teacher (4, 3, 1 ); Cheer leader (1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. " JACK ' Gadsden, Alabama Klj Secretary of War Never believe your iirst impression of jack, a sell- confident, but hardly egotistical fellow who likes to talk. Delinitely at his best in the mess hall, where as a plebe, his call of the faithful and its First Regimental echo often pierced that unnatural dinner-time quiet. Unaffected and optimistic, he will take either side of an argument for the sake of keeping things lively; however, he can always accept responsibility . . . and with a minimum of worry. Having Jack around is a sure cure for monotony. Company B-2, Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ); Weight Lifting Club (3, 1 ); Chess Club (4, 1 ),. Camera Club (3); 100th Night Show (4, 1); Catholic Choir (4, 3, 1); Concert Orchestra (4, 3, 1 ), Glee Club (3, 1 ), Rifle Sharpshooter. VS. CIoaJz Waadi uAio4t " BIG RED " Potomac, Illinois 18th District, Illinois Certainh- I ' d rather be red-he.ided th.in bald. That ' s Big Red through and through. Proud of his (laming beacon, proud of his stupendous vocabulary, proud of his love of operatic music. Throughout his career as a cadet Big Red held these three attributes to be more important than the drudgery of eartly studies; nevertheless, he managed to keep proficient with the least amount of studying. Conscientious, aggressive, and with a high sense of duty. Big Red Burton has at last found his rightful place in the United States Arm v. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ); Weight Lifting Club (4),- Camera Club (3); Chess Club (4, 3, 1); Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 129 Ki _v-- JbJ 130 " GEORGE " Richmond, Virginia Senatorial, Virginia Entering wholeheartedly into all forms of cadet life, George excelled in academics, athletics, and tactics. He proved his athJetic ability in his first year, as a member of the " A " squad soccer and fencing teams. As he was awarded stars at the beginning of yearling year, there was no doubt of his academic achieve- ments. His admirable habit of doing anv job com- pletely and well will continue to gain the respect of his associates. A good sense of humor added to his capacity for making sound decisions makes George a natural leader. Company F-1 ; Captain (1); Regimental Train- ing Officer; Stars (4, 3); Soccer (4, 3, 1 ); Monogram; Minor A; Fencing (4, 3, 1); Numerals; Minor A; Ring Committee; Honor Committee; Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Sports Editor; Choir (4, 3, 1 ); Glee Club (4, 3); Rifle Marks- man; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. JioAald Ji. luilt •RUNT " Green Bay, Wisconsin 8th District, Wisconsin West Point took H. H. by surprise when he first pulled up the long hill. He soon mastered the system, how- ever, and after three years, had it completely domi- nated. His cheerful disposition and good humor won him a permanent place in the hearts of his fellows; and his competence and efficiency gained him the un- dying respect of everyone who knew him. H. H. took advantage of all that West Point had to offer, and has graduated both officer and soldier. His future is certain to be bright in his chosen profession. Company C-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Ski Club; Skeet Club; Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. TT I kom. i i-f " ME. H. H. ( " LOCH " Atlanta, Georsia Senatorial, Georgia Since Loch entered West Point, he has lived up to his ideals in every way, never once lost sight of his ambi- tion. His cheery humor, rock-like steadiness, and downright hiveyness have made life and academics bearable for more than just a few goats, and have saved innumerable others from the horrors of founda- tion. He was so interested in improving himself both mentally and physically that no problem proved too large for him to tackle. His ability for leadership was quicklv recognized and certainly will be throughout his career. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Captain (1 ); Brisade Adjutant; Stars (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting Club (4, 3, 1); Pointer (4, 3, 1 ); Choir (4, 3, 1); RiFle Marksman. o4,ep,li R.ice fitf. ' voti. " JOE " Hagerstown, Maryland 6lh District, Maryland No lllc-boncr, no hive, hut just a regular fellow that was joe. Life at West Point was a dreary memory for me until that fateful day of plebe year when he moved in. His sincerity, good nature, and helpfulness made Pete more than an ordinary friend. " Looking for something to do? " the fellows would say. " See Joe Byron; he ' s always got an idea. " Participating in all the activities that a goat can afford to, he was a social bug and a guy who ' ll make good wherever he goes. Company G-1; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1),- Swimming (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting Club (4, 3, 1 ), Cadet Dance Orchestra (3, 1); lOOlh Night Show (3, 1),- Rifle Marks- ' Waiten. o4.efilt QcU t " WALT " Ridgeficid, New Jersey 1 3th District, New Jersey Walt — a New Jersey man — still believes the United States consists of the east coast and a mass of unin- habited Indian territorv to the west. His hobby is a toss up between boodle and the sack. Walt is quite a philosopher and likes long arguments. He dislikes discipline but accepts it as a necessary function of military life. Walt, is noted for his sense of humor and charming smile, and is bound to make a success of life. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Catholic Choir (4, 3); Rifle Marksman. 131 Sta tleu Qu4t uA.o i Galdel " STAN " Monlclair, New Jersey 1 st District, Georgia Stan Ciune to West Point from the snow covered hills of Dartmouth. With a solid academic background behind him, he had little difficulty ranking in the upper part of his class. An outstanding athlete, Stan spent much of his time showing others how to play a good game of tennis, squash, or golf. Not confined merely to individual sports, Stan went out to captain the soccer team, where his spirit of cooperation has made him a valuable team player and leader. Stan goes into the Army well equipped to follow a successful career as an officer. Qo-U t Jd-U CallaUa •CAL " Chariton, Iowa 5th District, Iowa If it wasn ' t for Navy, Cal wt)uld ha e been known as the " Hying goat. " Although entering with hours in the air to his credit, he nearly ground- looped in " Frog, " being found in it once. His dates with the world of night- mares far exceeded those with the realm of education. A natural muscle- man, he wielded a mean stick in lacrosse — ask any of his erstwhile oppo- nents. Success was one of his guiding mottos, except that even after count- less sessions during C. Q., he never did learn not to trump his partners ace. Patnich O ' Keejjie QaUcUta " PAT " Eugene, Oregon Secretary of War From the Philippines to Oregon thence to the Point, congenial Pat met in the T. D. and the plebe system a strong challenge to his indomitable spirit. Never having to worry about his own academics, he has spent his spare time in basketball, pool, chess, and academic coaching. Walking from West Point into his first assignment in the Army with a favorite Western song on his lips, he will show ample evidence oi a challenge well-met and of certain success in the future. Company A-1 ,- Corporal (3),- Ser- geant (1); Basketbfll (4); Track (4); Boxing (1),- Chess Club (4),- Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. CouiBfl !»[, tall ttinini mliiiTT! Company E-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Tennis (4); Soccer (4, 3, 1); Captain; Squash Club (3, 1 ); President; Golf Club (3, 1 ); Presi- dent; Rifle Marksman. 9 Company D-2; Lacrosse (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3); Model Airplane Club (4); Plebe Smoker (4); Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. vV 132 L Company A-1 ,- Sergeant (1 ), Pistol Team (4); Navy Star, Rifle Sharp- shooter. Company G-2; Sergeant (1); Ski Club (3, 1 ); Fishing Club (1 ); Choir (4), 100th Night Show (4, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter. htHlcllB ' — uUUDkipiIlI, ■-. ' i?c; ills spate dm " ; fraiWa Cspwaldl-Stf- Company H-2; Corporal (3); Soc- Q . cer (4); Fishing Club (3); Debating TJ Club(1); Ski Club(1); Rifle Sharp- shooter, (loJ e t Victo-i Galocni S " BOB " Chatsworth, California 1 1th District, California Coming from Sunny California Bob always hareJ the cold veather of the East, hut he soon thrived on both the weather and the system. His three years in the Army and San Francisco ' s 30th Infantry and a love for all things miilitary gave him a sound foundation for West Point. In academics he won a mighty battle with the German department coming through with flying colors. With his love of field work and tactics, his conscientious attitude and his enthusiasm for all militar y operations he is well equipped for his future in the service. Cla.nJz Sfxee Ca ruaaell " GENERAL " Miami, Florida r- At Large The, " General " received his nickname as a result of his determined attitude towards academics and tactics. Though not active in organized athletics, Clark liked impromptu games, privilege riding, and frequent workouts in the gymnasium. Field work, provided by the summer training, was his delight. He has ever been a jolly comrade during the " let down " intervals and a remarkably dependable buddy under pressure. Well versed in military knowledge, and efficient in adapting this knowledge to practical ends, Clark will be a warrior to watch for progress. FAT JACK " Bangor, Maine 3rd District, Maine From Bangor, Maine, the land of snow and ice, comes Jack to laugh at the rugged blizzards of West Point. With a remarkable sense of humor he laughed his way through yearling year. A serious knee injury had laid him up most of his plebe winter, but Jack has ever since spent his Sunday afternoons over at the gym. As a cadet and future officer of the United States Army, we have every reason to feel proud of Jack ' s sincerity, humor, and good faith, and more than ever we laud a good roommate and a true friend. 133 Jlutlten. Qli de Ca np,Lell, n.. " BOB " Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania 30lh District, Pennsylvania Where he acquired his nickn.une no cine knows, bur his many friends all called him Boh. Taking a great interest in athletics, he was always ready for a game of basketball or football. Bob cheerfully faced every task given him and performed each with a determination that was not to be denied. With an optimistic outlook, a good humor that copes with the unpleasan t as well as the pleasant things of life, and the abilitv to make a success of anv undertaking, Bob will ahva s be a credit to himsclt and to his Alma Mater. ?a44 W. Ca tpM.eU, jn,. " WALT " Detroit, Michigan 1 5th District, Michigan Walt is an aggressive fellow who is always successful at whatever he attempts to do. His congeniality and frankness have made him popular among his classmates, and have gained him friends wherever he has gone. Interested in his studies and especiallv in boodle, he has not let either interfere with his shooting on the ritle team, reading books, or working in the Ordnance lab. A quiet plebe, an industrious yearling, and a reserved firstie, this son of Michigan w-ill make a name for himself. He has the qualities of an excel- lent officer and will ?o far in the Service. - Waldo. jdo-iuA. GanMofteU " DOC West Point, New York At Large Although usually quiet and reserved. Doc was always willing to make a good argument interesting. His previous college experience and endless tussle with his red comforter enabled him to rank high in horizontal engi- neering without any conflict with Department A. He never had any woman troubles because he spent little time on impractical things such as dragging and spent much more time relaxing. Beneath this likeable, genial, easy-go- ing exterior, however, there lies a profound sense of duty which will enable him as an oHicer to live up to the ideals of West Point. ' ■ANOy y V ii ■ iiomli I ' tikisi lUfWl .flL Company H-1,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Military Ball Committee (4, 3, 1); Acolyte (3, 1): Rifle Sharpshooter. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company C-2; Rifle Team (4, 3); Pistol Team (1); Ski Club (4); Cam- era Club (4); Chess Club (4); BAR Expert; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 134 ■■■ Company D-1 , Corporal (3),- Lieu- tenant (1), Rifle Marksman. Company D-1; Corporal (3),- Ser- 9eant (1), Lecture Committee (3); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); President,- Glee Club (4, 3, 1), Director,- Ski Club (4, 3); Howitzer (4),- Pointer (4, 3, 1); Managing Editor,- Choir (4, 3, 1); lOOlh Night Show (4, 3, 1); Chapel Chimer (4, 3, 1),- Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company H-2,- Sergeant (1 ),- Swim- ming (4); Orchestra (4),- Rifle Marksman. an, e4.t J id eiu Ca Ua U ' ANDY " Grand Junction, Colorado 4th District, Colorado Andy is well known tor his likeableness, his readiness to indulge in occa- sional horseplay, and his willingness to give and take as roommates must. Yet his wives can speak of other qualities not so apparent vet much more important, such as his wholesome companionship and his steadying influence. . ndy is not erratic; he does not resort to the spectacular, but he is thorough and conscientious. And all this is nourished by a remarkably profound and judicious integrity. With all confidence we say, " Andv is a success. " oJtH. ' efi iell Canietff . Laurel, Mississippi 6th District, Mississippi J. T. arrived from Mississippi with a contagious grin and a sense of humor that weathered all West Point had to offer. His struggles with the Academic Department are legendary, but he always found the necessary perseverance and drive to come through. Athletically versatile, he dislodged many a tooth on the fields of intramural, and emerged with a reputation for having far more than his share of fight per pound. He takes with him into the Armv a mental stability and an uncommon degree of common sense that will ease him over the rough spots to come. (licUana, CUap,4 ci4i, QafiH e " DICK " Royalton, Minnesota 6th District, Minnesota Sufficient for most men is the accomplishment of everyday tasks at West Point. But not so for Dick. Combining uncommon talent with equally un- common generosity of his own time, he spent many hours making life more enjoyable for the Corps through his contributions to The ' Pointer, the choir, Hundredth Night Shows, and through the sincere, upright example that he set for all who knew him. With his natural ability and unquenchable spirit Dick will be appreciated as a member of any outfit. 135 K, Qeo- a,e. iahen. Ca ' in Uf.taH, " BAKE " San Diego, California 20th District, California Althouijh an Army brat, and having lived in most ot the forty-eight, Bake claimed allegiance to California. It took two years at one of the more promi- nent poop schools in Washington to convince Congress that he would defi- nitelv be an asset to the long grey line. A highlight of his first year was Plebe Christmas when Bake (a true exponent of the solid jive) was again allowed to have his hot platters at his finger tips. Bake ' s easy going nature was in perfect harmonv with the summer resort atmosphere of Popolopen, but when it came his turn to run the infiltration course, he finished with tlvinc colors. o4,e Jiuii, Qa Uo " JOE " Santurce, Puerto Rico At Large Puerto Rico can be proud of Joe for it gave him a sunny disposition and a militarv bearing that will reflect credit on his home and the Army through- out Joe ' s career. Always a strong supporter of West Point ' s teams, Joe found interest and showed his ability in all sports, while contributing his main effort toward being Army ' s No. 1 foilsman. A dependable comrade, he made and kept friends easily with his good humor and clear-sighted judg- ment. Many of us will miss him for his willingness to start up a song that made training davs pass quicker, and all of us have learned to admire his abilitv to see the bright side of every problem. " NICK " East Point, Georgia Army Nick has a deceptive calm about his appearance and attitude, for plebes knew him as Ming the Merciless, the Academic Board as Stars, and even the T. D. rewarded his aggressive spirit. There was always a simpler way to do things and Ming invariably found it. He was always willing to help the goats defeat the Academic Board. With such abilities he cannot fail to be a top- notch officer. Though Shostakovitch irks him, Nick ' s good taste will be but a part of a bright future. jciic am Company C-2; HancJball Club; Golf Club; Fishing Club; Camera Club; Rifle Marksman. Company H-2; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Stars (4); Basketball (4); Tennis (4); Rifle Expert; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. (► ' •rtln Company E-1 ; Fencing (4, 3, 1 ); Captain; Track (3). Js 136 Company C-1 , Corporal (3),- Ser- geant (1), Hockey (4, 3, 1); La- crosse (4, 3, 1), Fishing (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 1), RiFle Expert; Pistol Marksman. Company C-2, Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Baseball (4), Lecture Committee (1 ). ' :: r:cra ttffi .:-::::: ID .V Kdo ibingi Mlp tk joiii ■ jii 10 be a top- ' • toiic will k Coli i Mcdae Qafde,i, n. " MAC " Wichita, Kansas 5th District, Kansas A real hnc in the true sense of the word, Mac spent most of his leisure time in the Boodler ' s or trying to read all the books in the library. He loved food of all kinds and would eat anything that didn ' t walk away. His usual ener- getic and humorous nature made him an accomplished rat-racer and fur- nished the material for many a classic storm just before assembly. Women and the system constituted his biggest worries and he went through his whole c.idet career without accomplishing much in either field. Q JaadAwii Ca te " WOODY " Washington, District of Columbia 10th District, Illinois Were it not for the time he spent skiing, tishing, or hiking, " ood - would have studied. Although we hesitate to call him a roue, college days did leave an impression on him. A confirmed proponent of the belief that Aca- demics took up too much of the time alloted for an education, he kept many irons in the fire of extra-curricular activities. When not escorting, Woodv could still be found at the hop surveying from the vantage of the stag line, the week-end ' s assemblage of beautiful young ladies. Right now, he assures us, his post-war plans include a trip through the South Seas and points west at the helm of a thirtv-foot vawl. Walten, A. Gaiter, 1. " WALT " Queens Village, New York Secretary of War Well grounded by virtue of two years at poop school, Walt finally realized his all-consuming ambition and entered West Point. Conscientious and hard working, he is always willing to do his share and to help others. He has that wonderful gift of being able to relax completely during his free time and get the most out of life and yet, when the time for work comes, he puts every- thing into it. Always ready for a good joke, Walt is a friend of evervone and will be a credit to the branch that he chooses. 137 i ' ' .:— QeoA j,e l Jilua yi, CciA,e4f. " CASE " Boston, Massachusetts At Large Case arrived at West Point straight from the crest of Harvard ' s Crimson tide. Bewildered bv the idiocvncrasies of plebe year he faced the trials and tribu- lations of cadet life with the undaunted determination of a blue blooded Irishman. Indifferent to a knowledge of equestrian art and bewitched by the love of Morpheus he was quick to acclimate himself to the true cadet philosophy of life. Behind a carefree attitude and a gay disposition Case carried a capacity for careful analysis of all that confronted him. Possessing the personal attributes which inspire friendship, respect, and confidence, he will he the . rmv ' s best. ai4,lo-n. Katie Ga-itle " T. K. " University City, Missouri 1 2th District, Missouri In changing from the plebe with the biggest smirk to a serious-minded upperclassman, T. K. has managed to keep his good humor and his friendli- ness toward all. His originality of thought has been shown by his designs and drawings, and his knowledge of guns is unsurpassed in the Corps. After one slight brush with the Academic Department, T. K. has rolled through academics and has found time to shoot on Army ' s perennial excellent rifle team. His interest in warfare has stamped him .is a true soldier and will assure him a successful Army career. Uo-iftaA. e iio4i. Gat o-i , IV " TOM ' Santa Fe, New Mexico 6th District, Illinois Combine the better qualities of an Arm - brat, an ex-Dartmouth man, throw- in a plebe year before coming here, and you get a fair estimate of the equip- ment Tom posseses to do his job. Though he is a believer in the take it easv policy, he always turns in a good record at anything he does. His keen wit and ludge of character as well as a strong determination will make him a credit to the Armv and to his branch. .1 iffi r dm ' uiicin Company F-2; Corpora! (3); Ser- Seant (1); Hockey (4, 3, 1); Cap- tain; Baseball (4),- Crest Committee (4); Ring Committee (3, 1),- Aco- lyte (3, 1); Rifle Marksman. Company B-1 ; Sergeant (1 ); Weight LiflingClub(4, 3),SkiClub(3, 1); Rifle Expert. Company C-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Rifle Team (4, 3, 1 ); Navy Star,- Model Airplane Club (4). 138 " j m : of ihf tff intake II casv , Histeciiivii Company G-1; Corporal (3). Company G-1; Corporal (3); Ser- 9cant (1); Wrestling (4, 3); La- crosse (4); Weight Lifting Club (3, 1); RiHe Sharpshooter, 0(3,1); Company B-1; Corporal (3), Ser- geant (1); Stars (4, 3); Cross Coun- try (4); Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1 ), Business Manager; 100th Night Show (4, 3, 1); Sunday School Teacher (3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Jie4iA.if, Pen, CcUti., . " PERRy Tulsa, Oklahoma 1st District, Oklahoma A star man with red hair and h ' ish bloi)d. Perry had httle trouble with academics although he attended only high school before entering. Easy- going and good-natured, he was a good friend and the best of roommates. Always loyal to his O. A. O. in Oklahoma, he was not interested in drag- ging other girls. He had very little difficulty with the Tactical Department, and earned a reputation for doing a job correctly and on time, no matter how trivial the task. Taking on the new job of being an officer, he is certain to do it well. Juau itud. RauM-OHjO. Cauant a, . " RAY " Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 7th District, Pennsylvania Always trying to get the most out of everything, Ray chose the best popular 4-year plan. But in so doing he beat the Academic Department the hard wav, and proved to them he has what it takes. He is a gentleman as well as a man ' s man; equally at ease on the dance floor or a lacrosse field, in mixed company or on a handball court. Slow but sure, he is as thoroughgoing as the Company Tac. His sincerity and conscientiousness in all things military are the qualities in the tvpe of officer our Army is looking for. " BOB " San Jose, California Senatorial, California . n ex-GI of the old spit- ' n-polish school, he attended Fort Scott prep school, after spending some time as a pill-roller. A true native son, he ' ll never allow anyone to forget that he ' s from California. A chronic arguer, he can talk his way out of anything. A non-draggoid, non-hopoid, he gave a lot of femmes a bad break, but he ' s saving himself for that one. A hard worker — as evidenced by his hard, but winning, battle with the Academic Department — he ' ll go far in whichever branch he enters. 139 Company H-2; Corporal (3), Lieu tenant (1); Howitzer (4, 3, 1) Rifle Marksman. Company C-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Wrestling (3, 1); Aco- lyte (1). S fUttt Ba io-n CUa HaeUaiH- " SCHMiny Scipio, New York 36th District, New York Industrious, tirui of countenance, .mJ quick to stand by his convictions, Schmitty had more than a little mental ability. Not the least of his achieve- ments was his being placed on permanent late lights as a general coach. His ability and his willingness to help a pal brought him friends in both halves of the Corps from A-1 to H-2. Equally good physically and mentally, he brought down 3.0 ' s on physical efficiency tests and won for himself a spot on Wrestling. Though West Point will miss him, the Army will gain an officer who makes his decisions and stands bv them. " NICK " Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Army Nick came to West Point after one year as a GI and three weeks as a second lieutenant. He was more than capable to take anything West Point had in his stride and this he did. Never much of a draggoid, Nick spent most of his three years at West Point in his red hoy. Although not much of a hive, he managed to get by the Academic Department unscathed. A true friend, a fine man, and one destined to go far in the branch of his choice. Willia n Keifi ' p. n. CUe.nA,u " KEMP " Jefferson City, Missouri 1st District, Missouri A true gentleman as well as a natural hive, Kemp came to West Point with the idea of getting the most done with the minimum eff ort. His love of good times, good books, and good music has made many friends for him through- out the Corps. Bill ' s even temper and pleasant disposition have enabled him to take everything in his stride. His common sense, calmness, and well bal- anced humor which led him to victory over the T. D. will carrv him to the top in his Army career. 140 tM aliu 2 ei na GUe Lne f n.. " HAL " Auburn, Washinslon 6th Disltict, Washington H.ippy-go-lucky is the word for Hal. From his very first day at the Academy, his smile made him one of the most popular men in his class, taking adversity with the same ease that he took good fortune. He had his share of rank and responsibility and never failed his duties. What the Academic Department did not give him in tenths, Hal got from the Tactical Department in de- merits. . real soldier, Hal has all the good wishes of his classmates to see him throuiih his . rmv career. 0-lui i culUe4 ClUclzeA4, t(f, " CHICK " Washinslon, District of Columbia 6th District, Pennsylvania The Air Corps side of a military family, Chick follows as a real soldier in the true sense of the word. Exacting toward himself, commanding the re- spec t of his subordinates, he combines with his military bearing and manner a warm-hearted and sympathetic understanding for those in trouble. Above the average in his studies and athletic ability, he possesses those qualities which make subordinates obey a commander through respect and devotion. This inherent ability will see him far along the road to a successful military career. (licUaA-d Atlze Gludlaia " CHID " Santa Monica, California 16)h District, California Being a true son of California, Chid made sure that we learned about the wonders of his state. His academic abode was the first section; but being a real hive, Chid spent very little time with his books. He was always ready to help his classmates, and many of us owe him a great deal for getting us over the rough places. Chid loved the sack, but unlike the average sackoid he was always ready for a rat-race. Atlee was an attribute to the Corps and will be a fine officer. Company F-1 ,- Corporal (3); Ski Club (4, 3); Rifle Marksman,- Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. jj,sloveol?» Company D-2; Corporal (3); La- crosse (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (4). Company F-2; Corporal (3); Swim- ming (4); Lacrosse (4); Gymnas- tics (4, 3, 1); Numerals; Minor " A " ; Navy Star,- Academic Coach (4); Debating Society (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. 141 Company H-1; Corporal (3); Sci- geant (1); Track (4); Camera Club (3); Aulomalic Rifle Expert. inust Company H-1; Corporal (3); Rifle Marksman. ilLefd Wtflie GUUSie f j . Atlanta, Georgia 14th District, Massachusetts Al came to the Academy from the reguhir Army. He brought with him a lot of practical experience, common sense, and an Army poop school educa- tion. He gives painstaking attention to detail in everything except aca- demics. Al takes an intense interest in the traditions of the Corps. Not possessing anv particular athletic ambition, he has for his favorite pastime horizontal bunk fatigue. Words have never failed him; they came forth in a never endin flow. The Armv will siet a real soldier and leader in AL Qlett QltadluMjch CUild ' i " CHAD " Fostoria, Michioan Army Chad was an unswerving man. Almost every afternoon he demonstrated un- swerving loyalty to his comforter, affectionately known by all cadets as Khaki-sacky. His unswerving devotion to the consumption of anything edible was readily apparent where the belt buckles. In debate, in fun, and in belief he was simply — unswerving. To his mind the main cacodemons were inefficiency and red tape; his command should be noted for its lack of unnecessary formalities and circumambulant procedure. With a glance at the past and a nod to the unknown ahead we say " Hubba Hubba, Chad. " a ne Qexi e Cli Ud.tca i4 ' e.4 ••CHRIS " Washington, District of Columbia Senatorial, Oregon Chris is a tvpical Army brat, thus his greatest desire was fulfilled when he entered the hallowed halls of West Point. The perils of academics were never great for this runt with a flanker smile. Perhaps Chris will be best remembered as one of the assistant BAR coaches at Popolopen, who was often the chosen one to escort low-scoring yearlings back to the cleaning shed via the long route. Cadets will come and go, but the warm, friendly personality of Chris will always be outstanding. 142 Qexx e. J ti4Ui GUu uUtUl " CHURCH " Ligonier, Indiana 4th District, Indiana " Churcli " c.uiie w West Point ;i product of the Middle West, as Republican as Lincoln, and as conservative as Hamlin Garland. Having majored in clicniical engineering, studies at the Academy came easily to him, allowing liim ample opportunity to delve into extracurricula classics. More of a sedentary nature, he was occasionally brought out into the realm of sport when situation demanded. Possessing a pipe smoker ' s geniality, his only vice was the lack- of one. Of his career inav it be said: " Per anguata ad augusta! " " BILL " St. Louis, Missouri 11th District, Missouri If wit were wealth, person. ilic .niJ power, we ' d ()te C ' ,. W. must likely to succeed. He came to us from the Army Air Corps via Puerto Rico. He came with a wealth of stories and wit and humor that seemed inexhaustible. A complete master of the written word, his B-aches have been the scourge of the Regimental Board and the pride of the Corps. C. W. ' s is the common touch; his gift for influencing men and making friends and the value he places on friendship point to a bright and interesting career. Company H-1 ; Serseanf (1 ); 1 00th Night Show (1); Rifle Marksman. LOS " iriflii ' ) R,cU e t fia Qla ' iJz " BOB " Holdrege, Nebraska Senatorial, Nebraska West Ponit was like a new strange world to Bob when he first entered. He was never one to complain. He took things as they came, for to be disheart- ened was not part of his nature. His cheerfulness in everything he did won him many lifetime friends. Bob was a very conscientious worker but had no intentions of setting aflame the academic world. Cheerful, efficient, gener- tHis, loyal. Bob was a good wife and a better man. Good luck to vou. Bob, in your Army career. Company A-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Rifle Marksman; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company G-1 ; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Pistol Team (4); Elec- tion Committee (3, 1); Camera Club (1); Weight Lifting Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1); Howitzer (4, 3, 1); 100th Night Show (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. 143 Company H-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Lacrosse (4, 3); Man- ager; Rifle Expert. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Basket- ball (4, 3, 1); Manager; Squash Club (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company A-1; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Gymnastics (4, 3); La- crosse (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Cam- era Club (3, 1); Skeet Club (1); Howitzer (3, 1); Rifle Marksman. V D)VtV lie HI iist [ au H04ta. Jlao-en i, GlanJz " RAY " Sentinel, Oklahoma 7th District, Oklahoma Rav was our constant source of amazement. From under his congenial non- chalance we saw him become a dynamo of activity. Productivity accom- panied his serious determination and we saw him there with the best of the scholars. Outside, his fairness, generosity, and sincere friendship was envied bv all. He never sought any undeserved credit. A self-made man — and we like his formula. Possession of a fine sense of humor and a keen wit made him a good companion to everyone with whom he was associated. " WILLy Washington, District of Columbia 2nd District, Washington To the long list of graduates is added another Armv brat. Dehnitelv not a goat, W. D. was still not a hive. With his Army brat perseverance and con- scientious endeavor he will prove a valuable asset to the Ground Forces and will represent a strong link in that ever increasing long grey line. Always popular with his classmates, he carried on in the true tradition of an Army brat in freedom of manner and happiness in doing things military. Carry on the traditions of the Army, Willy. mm 144 " WILLIE " Baltimore, Maryland Senaiorial, Maryland Through beast barracks and gloom period, through maneuver mud and lost weekends, Willie always was able to pull himself and others over the hump. His moods were varied, but all were fathomable and tempered with a con- sideration for others. Never a specialist, Willie excelled in an -thing where perseverance and a level head were prime requisites. His P. C. S. in the Army taught him the importance of looking after the troops. This was his guide at the Academy, and this will be his goal as an officer. jboiud Ganieto Glif4ne.n. Casper, Wyoming Senatorial, Wyoming l .iNC was young m years, hut old in wisdom and experience. He understood all the real values that the Academy had to olTcr and applied himself to get the meat and substance out of what he thought was most worthwhile. hile he was at West Point, his mind was open to all new knowledge, and there are few who learned more about the Army in general from West Point instruction than he did. He was a good companion and helpful counselor to everyone with whom he associated. Jien Jlee. ColM-, . " HANK " St. Joseph, Missouri 3rd District, Missouri From St. Joe, Missouri, came Hank to carrx- on the ir.iditions of that famous family name. Although he did not excel in the realms of academics, every- one will remember Hank as a spunk - little soccer plaver. Off the soccer field he spent much of his time engaging in a strenuous game of handball or burrowing into his books. One could often find him at the hops snaking, if he were not dragging. Soft-spoken, quite studious, a plebe Nemesis, this pride of St. Joe will make a fine officer. WanA,et Wdlia n Co " EL COBBO ' Conway, South Carolina 6th District, South Carolina Judging from his experiences on the bounding main, Cobb should have been a sailor. However, his knowledge of things nautical has stood him in good stead in the choice he has made. With keen vision and foresight he has char- tered his course. With aggressiveness and pertinacity he has held his ship true. Those of us who have had the pleasure of serving in his crew know that on a stormv sea there is no better pilot than Cobb, and in a man ' s Army, no better soldier. Company E-2; Sergeant (1); 100lh Night Show (1); Colo. Line (3); Machine Gunner, 1st Class. Company F-1; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Camera Club (3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter. " , ■ » Company A-2; Sergeant (1); Soc- cer (4, 3, 1); Handball Club (1); Rifle Marksman. 145 ? ,— Company D-1; Lacrosse (4, 1 ),- Pointer (1); Choir (4, 3, 1). ni Company E-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Basketball (4); Rifle Marksman. j Ut i Wdl Co eif. " JOHNNY " Washington, District o( Columbia Secretary of War ]ohn entered West Point directlv out of high school where he made a colorful start for the future. The momentum from his natural abilities carried him through the problems of West Point to rank him in the top part of his class, and his athletic ability enabled him to find entertainment in most forms of athletics. His good humor and broad smile found their way into the hearts of his classmates, and his fine qualities will gain the respect of all who serve under him in his Armv career. c l unAeite Goldn,e4 , jn,. " BURR " Uniontown, Pennsylvania Secretary of War Here ' s the case of a burn l.iwvcr in another game. Perhaps with a merry mind ' s eye on his constitutional rights. Burr took to plebedom like a sea- jeep to Popolo Lake, finishing the first year a confirmed hive and one of the handsomer yearlings. Many a classmate owes copious tenths to Coldren ' s coaching, and many a plebe took on renewed faith in academics through his efforts. A ready mind, a quick body, an idealist, and yet a trulv military file. Burr Coldren is " A " squad material in anybody ' s Army. l UilUa4H, Collin , " BILL ' Senatorial, Massachusetts Saugus, Massachusetts The Army ' s famed First Division prepared Bill for the rigors of plebe year. When the pace slowed down, Bill retired to his red boy to dream of the one whose picture adorned his locker. A carefree attitude and a loquacious wit gained him many friends. His one act skits and extemporaneous songs made his room a little theatre. Bill ' s life wasn ' t entirely one of ease, but when challenged by the T. D. and the Academic Board he stood toe to toe with them, his Scottish blood carrying him through. 146 William. JianxUd CamLi, . " WILD BILL ' New Rochelle, New York 14th District, New York Wild, fun loving Bill Combs has weathered every tempest like the figure- head of the Hesperus. His inextinguishable mirth has made living with him a continual comic opera. Bill ' s ability to live life to the full has made it possible for him to become an excellent soldier despite his forays with the T. D. and academic departments. Engaging in sports, participating in many activities and making friends for himself have been his chief fortes. W ' illv ' s charm and conversational abilit ' ami his tcnacit ' ot purpose will make him a success as an officer. R,icUal,d PcUiicK. Ga i ulijj " DICK " Port Anseles, Washinston 2nd District, Washington Straight from the wilds of Washington state, Dick came to the Point ' and roceeded to conquer academics and the T. D. in a manner characterizing his conscientious, methodical manner of handling any job given him. Prone to expound on his beautiful state, firm in his convictions, loyal to his room- mates, he has what it takes to make a fine officer. An all-round athlete, a familiar figure at the Boodlers, always a promoter of a roaring rat-race, a true gentleman, Dick is sure to fulfill all expectations after graduation. lloMe. ' U Qfi i4 t Cannxid " BOB " Brooklyn, New York 1 8th District, New York Bob, an " Army brat, " and a sergeant, with service overseas, left O. C. S. just short of a commission to realize a long-felt desire to enter the Corps. His hobby, music, is not at all in keeping with the rough manner with which he tries to hide a heart big as a house. He runs a two-minute half- mile and holds a berth on A-squad two-mile relay team and is definitely no dead beat. In addition to being a hive, Bobb - does his fellow draggoids proud. Company A-2,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Track (4, 3, 1); Gym- nastics (3); Cross Country (4, 3, 1 ),- Major A (3, 1); Catholic Choir (3,1). Company C-1 ; Cross Country (3, 1); Track (3); Polo (4); Lecture Committee (4); Hop Committee (4); Ski Club (4, 3); Camera Club (4); Fishing Club (3); Acolyte (3, 1 ); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Basketball (4, 3, 1); Track (4, 3); Cross Country (3); General Committee (1),- Fishing Club (3); RiFle Expert; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 147 rs ( Company F-1; Corporal (3); Ser- 9cant (1); Rifle Team (4, 3, 1 ); Navy Star; Radio Club (4, 3, 1 ); Howitzer (1 ); Pointer (4); Rifle Ex- pert,- Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company H-2, Military Ball Com- mittee (3); Fishins Club (3); Rifle Expert; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. " COOKIE " Auburn, New York 36lh District, New York .■ newcomer to the Army, a true New Yorker, with a zest for the enjovment of livins; was Cookie a s West Pouit knew him. Having a faculty for appro- priate witticisms, a timely sustenance in a classmate ' s moment of need, Cookie will alwa s retain the admiration of his colleagues. Although an engineer at heart, he was never averse to the sacrifice of tenths for a well- written letter to the O. A. O. each evening. His sense of humor and his determination to realize his ambitions, promise him an envious Army career. Qo-lt4 Cduia d CaulaJta t " COOLIE " Woonsocket, Rhode Island 2nd District, Rhode Island Fresh from a xcar at Rhode Island State College, Coolie hit West Point, or vice versa. From the beginning, we could see that he possessed the enviable trait of being able to take evervthing in his stride. His good nature, his ever present smile, and his extreme unselfishness has gained him numerous, staunch friends. Just as regular as his attendance at class was his attendance at hops. His propensity to plug through for himself is the kev to his assured success as an Armv officer. Company F-2; Sergeant (1); Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. Man4,ltaU Qle. i Gauiten., 1. " MARSH " Detroit, Michigan Senatorial, Michigan Always mingling with the hivie math sections. Marsh was one of those few- carefree men who never have to worry very much about academics. Many the long hour he spent with us interpreting and explaining the rougher assign- ments. His courage of his own convictions was something marvelous to behold and it was a rare dav when you could prove him wrong. We who knew him look forv, ' ard to the da ' when we will have the good fortune to be in the same outfit with him once again. 148 ■ ' - tiT ind his f-i iejaitdl-Miclimi StuaAi jH.ee Qaude , . " STU " Statesvi lie, Noith Caiolina Senatorial, Noith Carolina West Point, with all its glorious traditions, is the only place for an Army brat like Stu. He came here with the idea of becoming a traditionally excellent West Pointer and leaves more than adequately pre- pared. His free time was spent at the gym boning muck, or loudly yelling for the Big Rabble to come through. Always loyal to his friends and ideals, he easily made fast friends with all his classmates. Al- ways popular with the femmes, Stu always dragged pro. He will go far under Uncle Sam ' s guidance. Company A-1 ; Corporal (3); Weight Lifting Club (3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Sfiarp- sfiooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. v ' Qlia ei Wiiliatn Ga ' X, " BILL " Miami Beach, Florida Senatorial, Idaho BUI IS an Army brat. His heritage has given him a bearing and a savoir faire that will enable him to go far in whatever branch he enters. Moreover, his loyal, friendly, never-say-die spirit will attract friends wherever he goes. Although the Academic Board did not make his career a path of roses. Bill managed to remain comfortably proficient whenever it counted. Bill ' s success with the Academic and Tactical Depart- ments was achieved bv a diligent and conscientious concentration which augurs well for his future. Company A-2; Corporal (3),- Hockey (4, 3); Rifle Marksman. Wulia4n. Slo-ufit C aia Raleigh, North Carolina Honor School Blazing his way across several states. Bill left promi- nent marks on both athletic and scholastic records. At West Point, football, track, academics, and femmes were hurdles that he took in stride; superiority in each of these fields was attained. Bill had very defi- nite, and usually sound, opinions on issues that arose, and he eloquently and stubbornly defended them. Outstanding in everything he attempted, this Old Shad sought the worth-while and practical and shunned the theoretical, a characteristic indicative of the success which lies ahead for him. Company B-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Football (4, 3, 1 ),- Major A (4, 3); Plebe Smoker (4); Aco- lyte (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. 149 (licltan.d Clan,n.i.o-t Q cute " DICK " Grosse Pointe, Michisan 1 4lh Dislrict, Michigan The Grossoid from Grosse Pointe quickl v established himself as G Company ' s John Kieran. His encyclopedic sports knowledge was approached only by his collection of swing records. The loyalty which this Army brat displayed toward his adopted state and beloved Michigan was both intense and un- wavering. Be it tennis, golf, basketball, or any other sport, you were sure to find Dick either competing or cheering the Big Rabble. These qualities, his nonchalance in academics, and his disregard for the T. D. classed Dick as one of the gang. Company G-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Golf Club (3, 1); Rifle Marksman. Company G-1; Boxing (4, 3),- Camera Club (4, 3, 1 ),- Rifle Marks- Company G-2,- Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Track (4, 3,1). iiUcLin iu to-4 Qfian i " WILD BILL " Salem, Oregon 2nd District, Oregon ■ ' Wild Bill " Crary is x man of strong, lirm character. His outstanding characteristic was his keen sense of perceiving military incongruities and correcting them. He was an exceedingly hard and conscientious worker. Bill has given manv an opponent a rough few minutes in the ring. Plebe year, he fought his first Bloody Tuesday against the team captain and traded black eyes. Bill Crary is the type of man the Army can use, and a leader all the wav. He ' s our idea of the soldier ' s soldier. 2 acUd amed. C aw o , III " DAVY " Wasfiington, Dist. of Columbia 8tfi Dislrict, Texas According to himself he w as a stoic, but a smile could often be seen through this assumed seriousness. His chief athletic interest lav in Leo ' s track team. When he was not busy reading, his favorite indoor sport, or high-jumping, he amused himself by hazing his roommates. His wit, caustic and unmerci- ful, was his forte. His steady hand and keen eye enabled him to win the Company championship for accuracy in throwing water-bags. L 150 — - ' • " " ixiiaGo «:i]v ' s I ' ■••cTDh,«. ' tulities, 1 6.! Cowil (J),- S«i3Miii " RALPH " Fargo, N. Dakota Congressional, N. Dakota From our first meeting plebe car, quiet philosophical Ralph impressed me with his willing, helpful attitude. The efficiency and conscientiousness of this clear- thinking[midwesterner gave North Dakota ample rea- son to be proud of her native son. Always ready for a friendly argument, he never varied from his ideals. His deliberate actions convinced us that he thought his problems to a logical conclusion. A true friend and an ideal wife, he is destined to be a success in our Arniv. Company F-2; Coiporal (3); Sergeant (1); Soccer (3); Rifle Marksman jbaoid WaucAape Crockett, III Fort Worth, Texas 12th District, Texas Although Dave never made fuss over plus-or-minus tenths, his ready smile could still be seen beaming from those star-speckled sections. Impishly delighting in a water-bag fight and short-sheeting, Dave proved a spark in the dark. His more serious side with its quiet deliberate manner was invariably settling both scholarly academic questions and violent political arguments. Athletically he was one of the Corps ' best fencers and, sociallv, one of its smoothest draggoids. Company G-2,- Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Fencing (4, 3, 1 ); Ski Club (3, 1 ), Fishing Club (3); Camera Club (1 ),- Skeet Club (1 ),- Weight Lifting Club (1). GUanie4, WiIUcuk C add. •CARLOS " Denver, Colorado Having given up the Ann ' O. D. for Cadet grey, Carlos applied his dynamic energy and talents to the life of the Corps in a wav few of us will soon forget. Cleverness, a caustic wit, and an ability to get things done, combined with a cool, military efficiency and thoroughness made his efforts in numerous cadet activities highly successful. The Pointer and the Hundredth Night Shows never seemed complete with- out Charlie. If hard work and ability is the recipe for success, Charlie has the ingredients. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Track (3, 1),- Manager; Hop Committee (4, 3, 1); Lecture Committee (4, 3); Camera Club (3, 1); Glee Club (4, 3); Radio Club (1); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Editor-in- Chief; Choir (4, 3); 100th Night Show (4, 3, 1); Rifle Expert; Pistol Sharpshooter. 151 £r acJz Qi,cUia4n C loujcU " CROOTCH " Lewistown, Montana Senatorial, Montana Jack entered the Academy after two iuU ears at Cornell University. He brought with him a limited knowledge of things military, but a great deal of good common sense and a genial personality that won him many friends. With no difficulty at all in academics, he held a permanent seat in most of the first sections. Possessing a conscientious desire to work, a high respect for duty, and a firm belief in his convictions, he will always be a loval friend and a very dependable officer. Company C-2, Corporal (3); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company C-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Football (4); Basketball (4); Rifle Sharpshooter. " D. V. " Jackson, Minnesota 2nd District, Minnesota A hard-working, athletic Minnesota boy, D. ' . came to us alter having spent three yxars in the Army where he became a second lieutenant after going through the tough Fort Benning O. C. S. Remembered for his strong individualism, D. V. is still efficient and when necessary even domineering. Although during plehe year the Math Department made him fight for every tenth, he soon was on the way to being a hne. His low total of demos have kept him constantly in the good graces of the T. D. He was the best of wives. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Squash (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Mortar (3); Choir (4); Color Line (3); Rifle Expjit; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class cunei. J.Cn.(uae " JIM " Stanton, Kentucky 8th District, Kentucky Jim comes from the hills of Kentucky with humor t ' pical of the mountaineers. Whether singing " When the Roll is Called Up Yonder " or being available to everyone, Jim has gamed the friendship of many. His interest in sports made him an active member of the Pointer Sports Staff, .md he found time to par- ticipate in baseball as well as to report the actions of others. No speckoid Jim, for he has the kind of nature that ro.akes him want to understand every- thing;, and he never forgets once he understands. 152 • ' ■%« ' Moniinj MUOB ■ftitv. I =ASi ' » ' ■ " ■-! ' j5«l;! l:StlJH«lf " Qeonx e ieni-oti, C oiaeU " MONK " Bound Brook, New Jersey 5lh District, New Jersey NUink entered ' est Point as an experienced soldier familiar with the characteristics of an Army-disci- plined life. Endowed with understanding, keen analy- sis, and an excellent memory, he attracted others who sought advice in their daily problems. Thus he made deep and lasting friendships among the men of the Corps. George will realize continued and everlasting success as an officer and as a true leader of men. The Garden State and the Corps are proud of their dis- tinctive son. Company F-2; Corporal (3), Sergeant (1 ); Hockey (4); Lecture Committee (4, 3, 1 ),- Howitzer (1); 100th Night Show (4)- Camp Illumination (4); Ritle Sharpshooter. eiaeu ' Victor Gu ftffu u i., . " DUKE " Ashland, Kansas Senatorial, Kansas Kansas, pride of the rolling West, gave us her favorite son in Duke. A hivey goat, he survived the worst the Academic Department had to offer with his motto, " A tenth pro is a tenth wasted. " This coupled with a natural musical ability made him always ready for a jam session with his battered clarinet. Although out- standing in the choir his roommates will never forget his renditions of popular ballads. Always being ready with a helping hand, combined with a loyal and gen- erous nature, made him the perfect wife. Company B-1 ; Sergeant (1); Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. cMandj anA Jlittdiie Cuntmltu " LYNN " Summit, New Jersey Honor School Well stocked with his learnings from old Cornell, Lvnn succeeded at every turn to beat both the Aca- demic Department and the T. D. to the punch. A true hive, Lynn took everything the Academy had to offer in his well measured stride accumulating more friends and more tenths with every step. Easy to like, Lynn made every man his friend. Nor lacking was his eye for a proie and keen sense of humor. Succeeding in evervthing he undertakes, Lvnn will prove himself an efficient soldier wherever the Arm - sends him. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Stars (3); Fishing Club (3); Choir (4, 3, 1); 100th Night Show (4); Rifle Marksman; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. 153 • w (loJf fU Muil Ci4.fmifUfAa4n Company C-1 , Camera Club (3, 1 ),- Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. ■ ■ Company E-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Football (4); Track (4); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. " BOB " Owensboro, Kentucky 23rcl District, Illinois Inspired by the tradition of a family of fightini; men and fullv acqua inted with the responsibilities of a good Regular Army Officer, Bob succeeded in preparing himself for a successful careeer in his chosen branch. Because of his quick perception and application, Bob had so little difficulty in mastering his academics that he was free to gain much of his education from extensive reading and other outside activities. His judgment has proved mature in spite of his youth, and his friendly, cheerful manner has endeared him to his classmates. Company F-2; Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (1); Football (4); Hockey (4); Rifle Sharp- shooter. cMan ald ( aUoi ute Cu ' Ln4f " ED " Needles, California 19th District, California Ed came to West Point extolling the virtues of his home state like a true Cali- fornian. Never weakening in his Chamber of Commerce activities, he merely applied his tenacity, loyalty, and natural ability to the intricacies of cadet life. His quiet, unassuming manner sometimes belies the sparkle in ' his eye and the hand that puts the joke page in the " Pointer. " Ed ' s geniality has won him an infinite circle of friends and made an extremely judicious wife, one of those rare ones that closes the windows at reveille. GUan.l i, eJiaA Gi4,niu. " CHUCK " Allentown, Pa. 9th District, Pennsylvania Claiming both California and Penns ' lyania as home states Chuck really has been around. Academics came easy for him and he took them and everything else in his stride. Chuck was always a good man in a game of pool, a rat- race, a boodle fight, or a pick up game of football or basketball. Chuck has gained a host of friend by his easy going manner and his jolly disposition. He came to us with an Army heritage. He has done every job conscientiously and well. 154 n ?A) 11 v to- HOd eManleii GuAtii. " TOM " Columbus, Ohio 1 7lh District, Ohio Seeing Tom in beast barracks, how little one could |udge what he vas in for. It was obvious he was a born woman hater, with bright social wit and per- sonality. His career at the military academy was spent chasing after the ever-elusive 2.0 and dodging his persistent girl friends. Always one jump, and sometimes a mighty small jump, ahead of the Aca- demic Board, this goat pulled himself through plebe math by the force of his determination. If we can judge Tom ' s future by his fighting spirit, it w-ill be bright. Company G-1; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ),- Gymnastics (4); Color Line (3); Rifle Marks- alien, aaiA. ciJf-4teif, " DAB " San Antonio, Texas National Guard When the Lone Star State lost Dab the Army gained from that loss. A soldier from way back, Dab had a solid foundation on which to build his future. Pos- sessed with a keen sense of judgment, of originality, and a head full of common sense, Dab will go a long wav along the road of success. His friendliness, com- patability and loyalty to the high ideals which are his goal mark him as a man imbued with the character- istics and qualities which are required as an officer and a sentleman. Company E-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Gymnastics (3, 1); 100th Night Show (4); Rifle Marksman. Jto44j-and gained, cu e , n. " JIM " Ambler, Pennsylvania 17th District, Pennsylvania Armed with a disposition that could only be ruffled bv a fair ladv, and a brilliant mind tempered with culture, Jim was always one jump ahead of the sys- tem. The quiet, studious type, only on rare occasions, the influence of his years at Penn State stayed with him. His guided tours of West Point will long be remembered by blind drags all over the East. Jim made West Point look easy to us, and his accomplish- ments were a goal for others. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Fishing Club (3, 1); Chess Club (1); Ski Club (3, 1); Glee Club (4); Choir (4, 3); 100th Night Show (4); Pistol Sharpshooter; Rifle Sharpshooter. 155 - l vs. e i i.and QlanJz jbadetf,, i. San Francisco, California National Guard " BARNEY " Just s.iv " Barney " and you catch a twinkling pair of eyes and a million dollar smile looking up at you. Impervious to worry, Barney represents the true goat. Again and again he battered the 2.0 line, but he al- ways came out ahead. This fighting spirit plus a true sense of sportsmanship made many friends and ad- mirers for " Barney. " Having been born, bred, and raised in the Army; who, but the Army, should claim this combination of good wife, true friend, and real soldier for its own. " DIPPY " Minneapolis, Minnesota 3rd District, Minnesota After breaking through the shv reserve of a Minne- apolis lad, the Corps found that Howard was in reality Dippy — Dippy because, as one of his classmates said, " . . . it goes so well with Dallman. " When the Corps has hurried-to-wait at some obscure Pine Camp bivouac, the scene would be enlivened by a few Dall- man-worded phrases which usually start a British Science session. An ardent sport fan and great partici- pant himself, the dipper was forever busy — handball, hockev or a mental tussel with his Cal assignment. Company H-1; Corporal (3),- Sergeant (1),- Squash Club (1); Howitzer (1); 100th Night Show (1); Rifle Marksman. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Hockey (4, 3); Numerals,- Handball Club (4, 3, 1); Squash Club; Fishing Club; Catholic Chapel Acolyte; Rifle Marksman. eManie eM04fi atftOH. 156 i ii l) id, MimKoli 1 Bfflisli :.: rffiia- : " CHUCK " Reading, Pennsylvania 1 3th District, Pennsylvania Although Chuck prepared for the Naval Academy, Congressional appointments had " turned about " re- sults for him. Nevertheless, with his keen mind Chuck conquered West Point ' s academics quickly and turned to his hobbies of fishing, photography, ath- letics, and pleasing the ladies at the hops. Still he found time for his favorite sports. First and third ; class years he proved himself a good soccer player, ' and Plebe year he covered the " hot-corner " of the baseball diamond; however, baseball was given up for Air Corps training. Company A-2; Sergeant (1); Baseball (4); Soccer (3, 1); Fishing Club; Rifle Expert. " GEORGE " Berkeley, California Army George came here after a year in the Army with an active attitude toward military life which antedated his Army service. A vigorous mind, and the will to eliect his ambitions guided his cadet career. His in- terests ranged from Napoleon to the music of Wagner, with fencing a highlight. The thoroughness with which he prosecuted these, as well as his other rec- reations, was typical. Rabelaisian humor and a dis- cerning sense of reality will lighten his future path as they have his cadet life. Company G-2; Staff Sergeant (1); Fencing (4, 3, 1 ); Chess Club (4, 3); Ski Club (4, 3, 1 ); Athletic Representative (1). ■ ' BILL " Pasadena, California 11th District, California " There ' s no place quite like it. It has the highest and lowest points in the U. S. — etc. " At such lengths did our red-head uphold sunny California, although Academy born. A connoisseur of music, astronomy, and women, his respect for the " Don ' t spec it, hive it ' ' school prevented him from excelling in every subject. His admiration for his family gave him an incentive to " pur out " when the going got tough. He has proved himself capable and should achieve any goal in the Armv he sets. Company B-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Gymnastics (4); Rifle Marksman. 157 " DAVE " Sparta, Wisconsin Army Dave joined our ranks already imbued with the quali- ties of leadership. These, in addition to his ability to think and his conscientious performance of dutv will carry him far in his long-cherished career as an officer. Having spent six years in Hawaii he is sold on the islands and Uncle Sam can depend upon him for foreign service. Never too worried by academics, Dave was always willing and able to help a less hivey classmate. The respect and admiration which he gained can but be indicative of his character. Company B-2; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1 ); Handball Club (1); Fishing Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Pointer Representative; Rifle Sharpshooter. (H ziltt Cad,e. 2 aaled •FRANK " Madison, Wisconsin Senatorial, Wisconsin Although Frank just missed wearing stars, he consis- tently ranked near the top of his class. A highly qualified exponent of the red-boy squad, he is always willing to coach in " How to relax and enjoy it. " His .ibilitv to laugh when the going is toughest makes hini a hand - person to have around. His dragging life curtailed to a minimum, he could enjoy a good book, magazine or movie. He holds no fear of academics or the T. D., and his manner of attempting anything and doing it well will be an inspiration to his sub- ordinates. Company D-1; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ); Camera Club (3, 1 ); Ski Club (4, 3, 1 ),- Weight Lifting Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 158 n. te t atne aoii., n,. " ERNIE " Washington, D. C. 1st District, Illinois Ernie resembles most typically the sort of ntan who has been stamped by the inexorable " System, " but who has rebounded smilingly with perfect resilience. Being one of those men who has not the misfortune to be called a goat, he neverthless escaped being classed a " hive. " It IS reported that his academic perambula- tions have been supplemented by an omnivorous taste n reading and a cherished illusion that he was a high umper. The humorous determination with which he pursues his activities argues well for his continuing success. I Company C-1 ; Corporal (3); Track (3),- Ma- chine Gun Marksman. mi 5»itaHl,Wimiiii • " - ' iri. k corns- ' ' :» ;.iS! A kijhlv -..11 itl tn|oy i[. " " MAJOR " Assonet, Mass. 1 4th District. Mass. Dick came to West Point from New England and brought with him the fine qualities with which Massachusetts endows her sons. His deep interest in foreign languages has carried him far in this field and, being a true wife, his invaluable coaching has been well appreciated. His straightforward and outspoken manner has made for him many true friends. An out- doors type, field life will never be a hardship for him. Dick will be the tvpe of officer under whose command any soldier would be gl;id to ser c. Company D-2; Rifle Marksman. WilUa4 i Jlee. aoii. " WILLY ' Connersville, Indiana 10th District, Indiana Willy is one of those luck ' ii!cn who spent the night before that " dav " as a civilian on the post. Since that time, his luck has held. He has remained ahead of the Academic Department throughout his stay here. He is a lover of novels, hot arguments, turkey, and good music. Due to summer maneuvers, he doesn ' t ;ire what branch he goes into if it rides to battle. is good nature and sense of fair play will make him an officer with whom anvone would be proud to serve. Company B-1; Serseant (1); Weight Lifting Club (3, 1); 100th Night Show (4); Rifle Marksman. BtefiUen llAio-n cuf,, . Congressional, Illinois arnish this with .i sense of " STEVE " Evanston, lllinoi " Life is for the livini " humor and the tastes of an epicure, sprinkle with nonchalance, and serve in the atmosphere of the near- est gym meet — and there is the man. Capable of spas- modic academic spurts — but usually wary of them — he wasn ' t really worried Yearling Christmas. Ever good-natured and amiable, he ' ll never experience a shortage of friends. Steve has the quiet demeanor of a man who knows his job. He ' s what the Army needs so much. Company F-2; Gymnastics (4, 3, 1); Lacrosse (4); Rifle Marksman. 159 CdUaanJ. fianoii. eacatt, . (licltanJt n,a th ehcuf. " DOLAN " Clinton, Iowa 2nd District, Iowa " DEEK ' New York, New York Senatorial, New York Dol.m started on the road to becoming a general on July 15, 1942. He hailed from Iowa, and on request, was always only too glad to sit down for hours on end and tell the strange wonders of his home state. A rabid cartoonist, he thought nothing of forsaking his studies to put on paper some product of his fan- tastic imagination. Deke ' s personality made him popular, and his countless friends included numerous members of the fairer sex. Deke — your buddies wish vou the best of everything. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Lecture Committee (3); Honor Committee; Ski Club (3, 1 ); Handball (3, 1 ); Choir (4, 3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gun Marksman. Perhaps the first thing one notices about " Deck " is his sense of humor. Even the trials of beast bar- racks, which threw many plebes into gloom and de- spair, failed to suppress his laughter. The " storms " and nerve-wracking ordeals of that first vear were only an added source of humor for him. But even this ability to laugh at all times did not deprive him of good common sense and a keen understanding of his classmates. " Deek " took West Point with its Aca- demic Department and T. D. well in stride. Company A-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ); Track (4); Lacrosse (4); Handball Club (3, 1 ); Fishing Club (3, 1); Academic Coach; Ma- chine Gun Marksman. QaAn4.el o4,e. de la QuaidUa " GABE " Panama City, Republic of Panama At Large Leaving his native land determined to spread Pana- manian goodwill, " The Pope " has fully succeeded. Troubled only by the Plebe System, the T. D., and staving awake in lectures, he was able to keep himself busv with leading the rat races and enlivening the bull sessions. Alwa ' S jovial and humorous, Gabe could cheer up the gloomiest situations, and, from his arrival accumulated innumerable friends. Whatever mav confront him, Joe, with his indominitable will, can ' t help but come through with the same degree of success that has characterized his cadet career. Company E-1 ; Sergeant (1); Soccer (4); Squash (3, 1); Weight Lifting Club (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3); Ski Club (4, 1 ); Fishing Club (3); Athletic Representative (1); Rifle Marks- man; Automatic Rifle Expert; Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. 160 s« wi,Ni.y«i, «(» itoat " Dcet " : sioms " ' ' " i: ' X Tear wt ,;:;ofhis :: Aca- MaAcella o4.efi,U 2 el V cclUo- C 4te oiit jbe t :.s: --. " OINIE " Pelham, New York Army The same determination wiiicii made Ernie a sergeant in the Army carried him through his cadet career with flying colors. A natural hive, but a goat at heart, he was always willing to help a goaty wife struggle through. Always at the top in every department, Ernie ' s life in the Army is sure to be a story of success. i ' He could lead his classmates, which is a compliment to any man. Ernie has a true conception of what an officer should be, and he ' ll live up to it. Company B-1 ,- Corporal (3); Captain (1); Track (4); Rifle Expert. " DEL " Brooklyn, New York 5lh District, New York Diplomatic lies vvuli ikouklyn vvcic sucngihcned ,1 hundredfold when Del came to the Academy per- forming a mission of good will. All barriers to friend- ship crumbled before his acute and hearty sense of humor, a sense of humor which rendered him invinc- ible to any form of gloom. The small handicap of a mild slide-rule phobia did not prevent his finding time tor extensive reading and further developing his skill at pool. His ability to concentrate his interests make inevitable his success in whatever becomes the focus of those interests. Company C-2; Baseball (4),- Ski Club (3); Catholic Chapel Acolyte (1), Rifle Marks- Mdtan eMe c Vault " BUD " Amsterdam, New ' ork 30lh District, New York Bud came to us from Amsterdam, New York, via the Universitv of Tennessee. He was a staunch advocate of college life, but soon learned that Usmay was not a college. Much of Bud ' s time was spent ringing baskets in the gym or knocking a golf ball around the plain; intermingled with his athletics, dragging also played its important role in his extra curricular activities. Femmes were his pet allergy. He always seemed to be involved in some sort of femme trouble. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Basketball (4); Ski Club (4); Athletic Repre- sentative (3); Rifle Sharpshooter. 161 nr " Ao nad, eMen 2 euU i " TOM " Dorchester, Mass. 12th District, Mass. From ;i host of odd jobs, a Boston College background and a hectic Beast Barracks, Tom has come a long way in a very short time. Gifted with loquaciousness and congeniality and a peculiar ability to dispense all sorts of merchandise, Tom found himself at home with all people. A self-acknowledged goat, Dev had many a tilt with the Academic Department but always managed to spec his way through. Application, sin- cerity and diligence have been his guiding principles. As the original Howitzer super salesman Tom earned many headaches and the gratitude and respect of all of us. Company D-2; SerscanI (1); 100th Nisht Show; Color Line (3); Missal Reader (3); Acolyte (1),- Machine Gun Marksman,- Rifle Expert. Qe.an.ae. Cllld. e ' X.ten. •DEX " Inverness, Florida At Large Dex had his faults, but in view of his good qualities they were very easily overlooked. He was perpetuallv well-groomed, and nothing short of a catastrophe could make him late for a duty. Conscientiousness and cooperation without griping were part of his uniform. He proved his claim to a first Presidential appointment by excelling all studies while giving much of his time to coaching and athletics. But most important of all, Dex had that intangible qualit ' that made vou want to be his friend. Company A-1 ,- Corporal (3); 1st Sergeant (1); Swimming (4, 3); Numerals (4),- Lacrosse (4); Academic Coach (4); RiFle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. (lcuf. Ha4 Oican jbieiicUe 5] tU Mrrr " DING " Centcrville, Iowa Senatorial, Iowa " Ding " had boned West Point for many years, but it was not until he had served a year in the Army and witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor that he got the coveted appointment. He endured Plebe life with the B. J. aplomb of a typical Army brat to become a con- scientious military upperclassman. His duties never kept him too busy, however, to indulge in an occa- sional rat race. Combining a love for lacrosse and classical and popular music, Ding was first and always a soldier. Company C-1; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1 ),- Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Numerals; Monosram,- Fishing Club; Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. 74Jalte.fl in,cniita dloAd, III " PETE " New Braunfels, Texas 14lh District, Texas Three West Point winters have made Pete miss his native Texas more than ever. His surprise at meeting West Point was exceeded only by his ability to adapt himself to the changes he found necessary during the ensuing months. Pete ' s fine athletic ability and per- sonality gained him a host of friends during his years as a cadet. In spite of his carefree attitude his perform- ance of duty was always to be commended .md his success in the Armv is assured. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Football (4, 3, 1); Numerals; Monogram; General Committee; Rifle Expert; Machine Gun Marksman. Pluii p, afiuii, ala t " PHIL " New Iberia, Louisiana Senatorial, Louisiana Smce the first d.i ut bc.ist barracks, Phil has taken the system in stride. His rare combination of athletic prowess and academic aptitude have kept him. at the verv top of the general merit list, and his sincere and straightfotAvard friendliness will never fail to keep him tops with his classmates. If Irish Phil Dolan doesn ' t end up with stars on his shoulders, there isn ' t romance under that Louisiana moonlight — and you think there isn ' t, just ask him. Company H-2; Corporal (3); Con- cert Orchestra (4, 3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 163 ?s 7r4o «a4 Muta i jb Ua t " TOM " Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 5th District, Oklahoma Eager to talk geopolitics at any time Tom is the recognized authority in any discussion. He is also the proud possessor of a contagious laugh which he never hesitates to use. Perhaps even more impressive is his ability and faith- fulness in pulling his friends out of a tight spot. He demonstrated this many a time. It is no wonder Tom has earned the respect and friendship of all those who knew him. Our best wishes to a good friend whose success in life is assured. " DUMBO " Williamsville, New York 41st District, New York Lee ' s friendliness and sense of humor, together with his many activities brought him a wide circle of friends. A good athlete Lee heaved the 35 pound weight the best in college competition, was a rough and ready end on the football team, and was a good ice skater and skier. Contrasting with his burlv figure was his understanding and appreciation of fine music, his violin, and his membership in the choir. You were a true friend and a great pal. Dumbo. May our paths cross many times in the future. lHtltattif ( iiJt eii atne4f. " TONY " White River Junction, Vermont Consressional, Vermont Straight from X ' ermont ' s green hills came Tony, a real yankee. Possessor of a keen, analytical mind and a big heart, Tony was always willing to help a goaty classmate. His early morning jaunts to reveille formation, his only storm period, were made with the same blinding speed that characterized his unbridled dashes down the ski slope. Rat racer par excellent, dispenser of the best in home-made boodle, Tony ' s room was a mecca for all barracks epicures. A soldier ' s soldier, Tony is a worthy addition to the long grey line. Company E-2; Corporal (3),- Ser- geant (1 ); Lacrosse (4, 3); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); President; Concert Or- chestra; Rifle Sharpshooter. Ikoj kdi ikln Company F-2; Serseant (1); Ot chestra (4). Company H-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Track (4, 3, 1 ); Major A; Football (3, 1); Ski Club (3); Cath- olic Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marks- man. 164 Company E-1,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Handball (3, 1), Man- ager,- Weight Lifting Club (1); Ski Club (1), Catholic Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter, Machine Caun- ner, 2nd Class. Company H-2; Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner 2nd Class. Company H-2; Corporal (3); Fish- ing Club (3),;Acolyle (3, 1). ■:.. u:itt. Possessor ■; ' ; ' illi!i?tohdp -::oii,liisoiilv :::, iispcascr ...: al! baiiacb a4fte4. Paul 2ia tcutaM, Quincy, Massachusetts 3rd District, Massachusetts Quincy, Massachusetts is the center of the universe and Padre can prove it. The commonwealth has produced in Padre one of its most loval sons. He has the typical Irishman ' s luck which may be seen in the way he defeated the overshadowing Academic Department. The only time the " Luck of the Irish " did not hold was when he dealt in that uncertain field — women. During plebe year he was undoubtedly the most powerful minute-caller for counties around. A happy-go-lucky fellow he takes things as thev come. 7Uo.moA. Cdiaa d oumH " TOM " Springfield, Massachusetts 2nd District, Massachusetts Never afraid of a little work, Tom found nothing too difficult to handle, and he always received more than his share of tenths. One of the handball experts of the Corps, he still found time to help his classmates over the diffi- cult academic hurdles. His interest in the classics, both literary and musical, and ability in leadership were demonstrated in his direction of the Catholic Choir. One of the most widely read men in the Corps, he nevertheless en- gaged in various sports, thus rounding out a successful cadet career. olut Plulip, auutUKff n.. " PHIL " Bangor, Maine Senatorial, Maine Hailing from Bangor, J. P. entered West Point a novice in militarv wavs, but he caught on quickly and made himself at home. A connoisseur of clas- sical music, a lover of boogie-woogie, well above average in academics, one step ahead of the T. D., in the middle of a rat-race, at the hops, in the sack; J. P. led a fuJJ, well-rounded cadet life. Always ready and eager to lend a hand, Phil will long be remembered by his classmates and all who came in contact with him. 165 AniluiA, Jluke jbaifie " ARTURO " Cincinnati, Ohio 2nd District, Ohio A broad smile and a cheerful Irish wit proved to be valuable assets when Art invaded the Hudson Valley. A background of college days and an Army life gave him the necessary insight to overcome even the most arduous tasks that fell his lot. Always an ideal roommate Art was ever ready to lend a word of encouragement and a helping hand, even when sorely beset by his own troubles. With these traits Art will make a loval and earnest officer of whom the Armv mav alwavs be proud. tM aA uf, ahe " HARRy Ocala, Florida 5th District, Florida Warm hearted, easy going, but with patient perseve rance, Harry came to us from the deep South. His cheerful smile, beaming with Florida sunshine, natural cleverness, and good sportsmanship placed him high in the estimates of his friends. A true sportsman and a lover of athletics, Harry was usually found at the skeet range, ski trail, and gym, yet managed to drag extremely pro. Determined, cool-headed, and fair; Harry leaves West Point with a bright future in view. Yes, B Company ' s mentor leaves his worries behind. Cl945 (» k 7Ua KaA. ao-Hafi aJze. " T. D. " Parkersburs, West Virginia Senatorial, West Virginia Tom is the type of fellow that ou |ust cannot help but like. He possesses a pleasant personality and a quick mind, and he can always come forth with a witty remark at the right time. His mind is not all that is quick, however, for he has also proved he can move fast on the basketball court. His main goal is to be a fine officer like his father, and he has good assurance that he will attain this hisrh mark. low Company E-1; Sergeant (1); Bas- ketball (1); Baseball (1),- Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company F-2; Sergeant (1); Box- ing (4, 3, 1); Soccer (3); Lacrosse (1); Chess Club (3, 1); Ski Club (1); Fishing Club (3, 1); Howitzer (1); Catholic Choir (4. 3, 1); 100th Night Show (1 ), Rifle Marksman. 166 Company B-1,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Track (4); Baseball (4); Skeet Club (3, 1); Camera Club; Rifle Expert; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. .te Company C-2, Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Chess Club (4, 3, 1),- Moitat (3), Howitzer (1); Rifle Marksman, Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company E-2; Sergeant (1); Ski Club (3, 1 ), Chess Club (1 ), Hand- ball Club (1); Fishing Club (3); Kayco May Day Show (4); Aco- lyte (1). IsWK i: Htjffisesses isforiiwiik ..;;i,!iiiwevH, :..m. His main Company F-1 ,- Corporal (3),- Tennis (4, 3, 1),- Minor A; Soccer (1 ),- Fencing (4); Squash Club,- Hand- ball Club; Ski Club; Camera Club; 100th Night Show; Rifle Marks- l4Ja n,eii. WaUace, aAe " SLOW MOTION " Tullahoma, Tennessee Senatorial, Tennessee Cosmopolitan in his abilities and m his travels, as an Armv hrat, combined with a deceptive look of laziness, Slow Motion has proved that a man could be a cadet and enjoy life at the same time. His steady proficiency in academ- ics, together with his success in tennis belie the lazy look. With all his talents and self-confidence, Slow Motion will go far in anv branch he serves. When the chips are down, his calm efficiency will do what others would be inclined to call impossible. a4iJz l4Ji4 ltA,ap, jb afie " DRAPE " Tampa, Florida 1 st District, Florida Frank ' s amiable disposition and good nature has gained him many friends among those who really count — his classmates. Whether in work or play his diligence has always assured a job well done. Before he entered the Academy, Frank was a Sigma Chi at Florida University. West Point aca- demics and unique problems never gave Frank any worries. His superior intelligence and ability to inspire confidence in his subordinates can only lead to success when he dons the Armv blue. Ambition will move him to the top. CldA nce (licUanA dcall " PADDY " Newburgh, New York Secretary of War Straight from a carefree life in the Big Town as a soldier on Governor ' s Island, Paddy found life at West Point a theatrical change of scenery and theme. No man could honestly call Paddy a file-boner, for his sense of doing things solely because a job presented itself was often against the finer prin- ciples of boning files. Paddy ' s ability to cope with anything that confronts him, combined with a sound ability to decide between right and wrong, makes him that for which West Point strives ... a leader and a gentleman. 167 GUailel lank uMd ztf " FIELD MARSHALL " Hiahland Falls, New York Senatorial, New York In one step from the renowned Field Artillery Detachment of West Point to the s;rcy walls came this local boy from Highland Falls with three years of Army background. His classmates conferred on him the title of " Field Marshall " for " outstanding field expedients and tactics disphned at Camp Popolopen. The svstem he took in easy stride. AKvavs a lover of the out- doors, he enjoyed. sports involving rough and tumble. Boundless energy, captivating enthusiasm, meticulous attention to dutv, and remarkable effi- ciency will distinguish him throughout his future. o e Cufene unall " RED " Lons Beach, California Army Red came straight from Schoheld Barracks, Oahu to Beast Barracks, West Point. His life since he entered the Academy has been an endless chain of unforgettable events. He was, however, able to sail unmolested through them — Beast barracks, academic years, s. i. ' s, and all those things that are so dearlv engraved in a cadet ' s memory. Even in his busiest moments. Red always found time to run to the library to satiate his cultural curiosity by the reading of advisable — and unadvisable — literature. We have well- founded confidence in his future. V1945 i " D-SHAK " Burley, Idaho Senatorial, Idaho D-shak, who was one of the most admired and respected members of our class, was nearlv lost to us at plebe Christmas. Yes, a slim two tenths and a firm faith in the tradition of Sedgewick monument were all that saved him from foundation. However, through his untiring endeavor and perse- verance, he ascended to the upper half of the class. His keen sense of judg- ment served him well. His experiences on Capitol Hill, together with natu- ral talents and an amiable personality, destine him for a successsful Army career. Company H-1; Corporal (3); Cap- tain (1),- Regimental Supply OfFicer Hockey (4, 3, 1),- Mortar (3) Howitzer (4, 3, 1 ),- Ski Club (3, 1) Fishing Club (3, 1),- Rifle Sharp shooter. Company H-2, Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Football (4); Rifle (4); Swimming (4); 100th Night Show (4, 3); Camera Club (3); Fishing Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. Out 01 ' ■ ditiD] Company D-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Pointer (3, 1); Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 168 Company D-1 ,- Sergeant (1 ),- Cam- era Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter, Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1), Tennis (4); Swimming (4, 3, 1), Minor A (4, 3, 1); RiHe Marksman. V ' Company F-2, Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Swimming (4), Debating Society (4, 3), RiFle Marksman, Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. tf l W . r (Ic Len-t p. Cc te t ■BOB " Fort Sill, Oklahoma Secretary of War " r ' rw.ihoam- .;Ksfiil .to- ■ Cfa; ;. ..0(3,1); Bob ' s case seemed to he a complete reversal ot the Law of Diminishing Re- turns. During a three year struggle at the college, he probably got better marks per unit work than any of his classmates, and certainly than his wives. One of two Army brats, Eck followed in his brother ' s footsteps and found them a good fit. It is hard to tell at this writing which branch will receive Bob ' s physical (but definitely) and mental gifts, but even a ground cadet can see that the name of Eckert will be on monuments some dav. R.ei tald MaAti i ( chltn o-tn " REV " Duluth, Minnesota Congressional Minnesota ' s rugged norchland is written m Key ' s character. Dependable, strong, loval in friendship, and always ready to see the humor in life, he has been and always will be a friend well worth having. Being a natural hive, he was never too busy to help others in their struggle with the Aca- demic Department. Generous to a fault, anything of Key ' s vas yours. From the very first it was evident he possessed the traits which would assure him of success. The ability to do a good job with the minimum of effort should stand him in good stead with awx phase of Armv life. a Ke4. KinCf, C ' cUaaAxlLi " KING " Ann Arbor, Michigan Congressional Three years instead of four, but " The King " left an impression that will not soon be forgotten by those with whom he came in contact. Three vears of varsity swimming meets, the absorption of the classics, his extolling at anv time of the virtues of his former Alma Mater, and his willingness to argue on any topic helped the years to pass swiftly. Humor and pathos have had their share in molding him as has the training to which everv cadet is ex- posed. Ambition will always push Jim to vards the summit. 169 « Jluiz O ' loincf, ( dUaanxHi " LUM " Lapeer, Michigan 7th District, Michigan l.Lim li.iils trom the Michigan Thumb district, with .1 fervor to be a West PtJinter. Although math came hard, his conscientious perseverance and effi- cient adaptability won out. These attributes will benefit his chosen branch. A quiet and unperturbed air floats along with him and impresses his asso- ciates. A better wife could not be had. Always cheerful and smiling, he was quick to get a joke. Lum took his wrestling seriouslv as manv of his opponents realized while nursing their bruises after a bout with him. Best of luck, Lum. n.ejde. ' UcJz Rom dnd le " FEARLESS " Jackson Heights, New York Congressional Fred, from Jackson Heights, Long Island, was the 21st Amendment ' s staunch- est supporter. With a scientific mind, he found yearling Phil, Chemistry, and Cal entertainingly easy. A sincere, generous ever-helpful wife, Fearless could always find time for livelv discussions. Given a branch of the service which will enable him to use his analytical abilities, Fred should prove a valuable asset to any command. Even the bitterest days in our stav here were livened by Fred ' s witticisms. Nothing can get him down, and nothing will ht)ld him back in the future. Ti illia Alan IzM-e i « " BILL " Minneapolis, Minnesota Secretary of War Towering in .ibility as his six foot plus did. in height. Big Ek was not onlv a star man but also a mainstay on the track and basketball teams. No mat- ter whether tackling a tough math problem for a goat or leading a group, Big Ek had the willing enthusiasm and ability to see the toughest job through to Its successful completion. On the finer side. Bill was a violinist and appreciated fine music. As a steady friend, a good leader, and a regular guv among us, we shall always remember vou, Ek. Company H-2; Corporal (3); Cap- lain (1 ); Stars (4); Basketball (3, 1 ); Major A (3, 1); Track (4, 3, 1 ),- Major A (4, 3, 1 ), Orchestra (4),- Rifle Sharpshooter. Company H-1 ,- Sergeant (1 ),- Wrest- ling (4, 3, 1); Monogram (4, 3); Camera Club (3, 1), Weight Lifting Club (3, 1). Company F-2; Hockey (4); Man- ager, C Squad; Squash Club (1); Concert Orchestra (1); Rifle Marks- man; Machine Gunner 2ncJ Class. 170 i Company G-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geanl(1 ). Company F-1 ,- Corporal (3), Ser- Seant (1); Ski Club (4, 1), Rifle Marksman. ■.■i. " i:i!tJE. N ' omt- ;oc?hst |ob a 2 ' aoliiiisi r.isJiiteiilir Company F-1; Captain (1); Soccer (3, 1); Track (1); Camera Club (1); Weisht Lifting Club (1). atneA. eM-enn.u IkeM " JIM " Saunderstown, Rhode Island Congressional Even the Academy does not often see a man so conscientious and true an Army man as Jim has proved himself to be. With military blood in his veins just as in his father ' s, his cadet life was a sound argument against any state- ment that the Corps has. True, Jim was no hive nor cared to be one, taking his academics lightly; but his high standing in tactics and military matters showed a promise of success in any serious undertaking. Great accomplish- ments are sure to follow his footsteps wherever he is called to serve. R.alp.U llaH, dlHf . " R. A. Merced, California Congressional R. A. learned enough at Fort Scott to begui his sleeping during instruction in beast barracks, and after that he was unequalled in sleeping on the T. D. ' s time. He came here an intellectual, and gained more knowledge from the library than from the Academic Departments. The room was alwavs full of works on art, music, philosophy and psychology. A good athlete, he was hard to beat at anything from billiards to golf. After two years we realized that his good judgment and even temper will make him an invaluable officer. CdcuaA.d Sealed. «e e Canton, South Dakota Senatorial From the very first Ed possessed inherent traits which would assure his suc- cess. He found it easy to make friends, have a good time, and help the other fellow. Whether it was a rat-race, jam session, or sack session, Ed was al- ways a welcome member. Although somewhat frightened by text books, Ed has practical ability and an ability to lead which will combine to make him an excellent officer. From Beast Barracks to Graduation Class front and center, we ' ve background for a successful career. 171 Kr Company E-2; Corporal (3); Stars (4); Chess Club (4); Choir (4). Company H-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Basketball (3),- Pistol Marksman. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Ski Club (3, 1); How- itzer (4, 3); Rifle Sharpshooter. a ie Ba ' i ett 4 ' UfliA,lt ' BOB " Nutley, New Jersey 1 Olh District, Congressional Receiving his background for West Point from Blair Acadeinv and the vene- rated Washington and Lee University, Bob readily changed his southern Alma Mater for his new home on the Hudson and a subsequent career in the United States Army. Bob was always a versatile athlete, but he was espe- cially adept at basketball. His three years have been full and well-rounded, and his friendliness and willingness to help a man in a pinch have won him the respect and friendship of all who know him. " BOB " Minneapolis, Minnesota Secretary of War Bob, a jollv, chubby Swede from Mmnesota entered West Point readv to face the system along with his classmates. As plebe academics passed along, he showed his true colors, and by the end of the year he had well earned his stars. Bob did not keep his intelligence to himself, for many felt its effects and were very grateful. Behind his quiet manner was concealed a pleasing disposition which his classmates soon discovered. He used his athletic abilities largely for personal entertainment, but whatever he did, he did well. ' ERLEN-KAy " Weehawken, New Jersey Presidential D.ive had the traditional Erlenkotter interest and attraction for the dis- tinctlv military. So much so, in fact, that when it came to choosing be- tween the summer maneuvers and his pet plants, the horticulturist gave way to the militarist. Always a cosmopolitan, he neverthless failed to con- ceal his longing for the Palisades; and New York ' s attraction for him lav chiefly in its proximity to Weehawken. Dave ' s experiences as First Sergeant and his short-lived regime as a Lieutenant leave him prepared to carrv on the old familv tradition of always leaving a job well done. ,.-«5 ' l:H„. , ii-jOlOll W Ca oe Jle44MA. CiiiU, jl. " DUSTY " Charleston, West Virginia Congressional Pcrpcrual motion, pseudo-indifFerence, determination, these only partialh- describe this hc.irt ' hid from West ' irginia. After Beast Barracks, he re- duced his schedule from twent -four lo iwenty hours, thus allowing time tor that needed rest. Always read - tor a rat-race, a blind drag, or anything that promised ecitement. Dusty made everyone iterested as to what he would do next. His zeal for argument caused him to forsake his studies, yet he always came through in the class rot)ni. Well, Dust ' , we ' ll he seeing ' ou . . . Qefitlia eMu ei. oo-a i i " JEP " Booneville, Arkansas Congressional The war and a preview of " la vie miiitaire " at Kemper turned Jep from a law career to join the ranks at Usmay. A true and loyal son of Arkansas, he brought to these cold grey walls a sense of humor as refreshing as it is rare. Famous for his prowess on the basketball court, his imnatural hiviness in mechanics, and the Arkansas poop, Jep never succeeded in being quite as indifferent as he thought. Steadfastness tempered bv a priceless ability to relax will carry Jep a long way. ?o e JlleH. CaaftA. " RED " Scranton, Pennsylvania Senatorial With a smirk spread all over his face and a laugh that resounded throughout the whole division. Red was always around to make or break the party. As integral a part of him as his flaming thatch of curly hair were his multi- colored suspenders that he sported with a typical Joe College air. And just as typical was his attitude of fair play and friendliness. Then too. Red found time to teach Sunday School to the children on the post and was a worthy protegee of Chaplain Wairhour. MB ' Company G-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Fishing Club; Ski Club; Sunday School Teacher (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Cross Country (4); Track (4, 3); Fencing (4, 3, 1); Minor A (3); Ski Club (4, 1); Rifle Expert. 173 % Company B-l; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Gymnastics (4, 3, 1 ),- B. A. R. Marksman Company E-2; Corporal (3); Soccer (3); Football (4); Squash Club (4, 3, 1 ); Camera Club (4, 3, 1 ); Chess Club (1); lOOlh Nisht Show (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. Company D-1 ,- Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1); Polo (4); Tennis (4); Numerals; Track (3); Camera Club (3, 1); Glee Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); 100th Night Show (4, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter. Qeo- e. Seni-enu, t tfAte f •4. " JUNIE " Charlestown, West Virginia Congressional " Hev Eyster — wait up! " That was a familiar crv ringing across the area. George came out of plehe year to enjoy life as onlv a conscientious yearling can, taking the world at its face value until interest from the T. D. ' s little award svstem temporarily mortgaged his carefree days. But he won out, and had the peculiar pleasure of seeing his last tours changed to cons as he donned his stripes. Ever popular George Evster wall have the eternal grati- tude of Uncle Sam for the service of a natural Army man. " LARRY " Arlington, Virginia 8th District, Congressional Undouhtedlv one of the most capable men in his class, Larry won many friends by his sinceritv, wisdom, and integrity in every field of endeavor. He brought to West Point a cheerful, easy-going personality and a firm set of ideals that has guided him through a very colorful career as a cadet. Masterly in athletics and conscientious in academics, Larry was a great contributor to the West Point traditions; and he should continue in the Army to be a leader and credit to his Alma Mater. icmoi (loif WiUicuH anie " BILL " Keansburg, New Jersey 3rd District, Congressional A faint trace of a Jersey accent, a boundless interest in books in general, and a lot of downright ability — that ' s Bill. Whether in athletics or discussions his earnestness made him a sure winner. Possessor of wide and varied inter- ests he got more out of his stay at West Point than a knowledge of math and tactics. Seldom discouraged, and always ready for a little fun, Bill boned lots of files with all who knew him. An officer of the modern type, here ' s one that will be leading, not directing, his men; and one they ' ll follow. ' ■fl ik. 174 " " ' " " Gn. iani l Clu. an f " DAN " Minneapolis, Minnesota Senatorial, Minnesota He Ciiinc co West Poinr with tlic Minnesota spirit of Brotherly Love, but he soon discovered tint the T. D. loved nobody — not even themselves. Dan had many battles with the boys of the T. D. from which he emerged bloody — as many of the birds on A squad area can testify — but unbowed. When the chance for air training came along, Dan saw a chance to have a good time — and of course, he might learn to fly, too. But now he has left West Point for bigger and better game, and he cm not but find it. a He4, ' Ito ftai. oAfi, " J. T. " Texarkana, Texas Congressional nil c.ime to us a quiet sort ot lad, with a philosoph - all his own which the T. D. was never able to change. His favorite haunt was the pool table. T. was never known to turn down a chance to drag and with his Texarkana wit was able to win the hearts of the femmes, just as he did ours. In his frequent campaigns against the Academic Departments, Jim always came on top and will in ever ' thing he does. His steadv plugging and hard work will do it. Wdlia n C ' ltei. a n.an., i. " ESTES " Grand Rapids, Michigan Congressional Bill came to us directly from the college engineers and became a Usmay engi- neer without any effort. Though possessing an idealistic viewpoint on life, his attitude toward the plebe system was anything but that. Bill ' s life at West Point was typified bv his home town dancing, his skeet shooting which brought him the Intercollegiate Championship plebe year, his generositv, and his ability to concentrate in the midst of turmoil. All these qualities add up to the making of an excellent officer, and Bill will go far. Company E-2; Corporal (3),- Ser- geant (1), Lacrosse (4, 3),- Skeet Club (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. Company H-2; Football (4),- Aco- lyte (4, 3, 1), Rifle Expert, Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. 175 Company B-2,- Corporal (3); Stars (4); Wrestling (4, 3); Chess Club (4); Handball (1); RiFIc Marksman. Company F-2; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Lacrosse (4); General Committee (1); RiFle Sharpshooter. Celtan MeAAili a U " BUD " Senatorial With a friendly personality and a gift for leadership, Bud was bound to suc- ceed from the beginning. Never one to shirk duty, yet still easy going, he stands high in the regard of his classmates. He has been able to solve all problems that have come his way. Full of good cheer, and having a sense of humor. Bud has constantly been a help to one and all. Now that we are leaving each other for bigger things we realize how fortunate we were to have him among us. 176 ■AfuJl ew- QiiUaa4 ao-n,et " ANDY " Cincinnati, Ohio Congressional A dash of jovialness — a sprinkle of sincerity — a bushel of brains — a pinch of laziness — insert in an athletic body — bake in the sunlight of West Point, and lo and behold, emerging from the grey togs of cadet life, a new officer is born, adept, daring, and a swell fellow to serve with anywhere. Let us call him Andy. Nothing could disturb him and cadet life came easily for him. A quick mind couples with a pleasing personality to promise success to a irood man. Qeo- e Cn.o4.la.nd 4 ee " GEORGE " 14th District Congressional California Los Angeles, California From Culver we of the Corps received not only an outstanding leader ot the Black Horse Troop but also a natural athlete. He has been mentioned as the greatest wrestler in the East. With a flair for the non-reg and doing things just for the laughs, George will be best remembered for his quick wit, con- genial wavs, and easy going nature. Here he was always championing the underdog and constantly lending a helping hand. These qualities, will make him both a popular and a successful officer. lit j Uu WUela t eltAA " JACK " Greenwich, Connedicut 4th Disliict, Connecticut Jack is one of the chosen tew who not onlv have knowledge but .ire able to impart it to others. A star man iroin the beginning, he saved more than one of us from foundation. If he hadn ' t kept the football team pro, we wouldn ' t have had such a strong rabble. His spare time was spent playing chess, proving that 211 equals zero, or putting out on the basketball court. With definite ideas about what he wants out of life, this Connecticut Yankee will wear stars in the .Annv, too. Qn ani JiciA.n.ila4 eH. i " BUZZ " Chicago, Illinois At Large This war ' s loss, but a future war ' s gain, Buzz, formerly of the Intantiy, came to us from Chicago ' s South Side. Initially at odds with his new way of life, he soon rallied his resources and conquered the system, relegating the A and T. D. ' s to his list of minor worries. Congenial, cheerful, non- chalant, out to enjoy life, and always ready to give a helping hand, char- acterized our other wife. Gifted with power of analysis and a keen sense of judgment, Buzz, is sure to prove a boon to the Army. fmei.t ScUoiten e i udxnt :.tkC Company E-2; Corpoial (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Stars (4); Basketball (4); Gymnastics (4); Chess Club (3, 1), Athletic Representative (1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. " GLOBEHEAD ' Springfield, Missouri Senatorial Hailing from Missouri, Ernie entered the famous grey walls with a determi- nation to succeed in his work. His sincerity and integrity always brought good results. Along with his serious qualities were found a rare sense of humor and a natural inclination towards the unusual talent of amusing his associates. Never-to-be-forgotten were the blissful moments between reveille and police call when Ernie and Morpheus were the best of friends. With his " never-sav-die " spirit Ernie will go a long way in the Army. Company B-1 ; Sergeant (1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company G-1; Corporal (3), Ser- geant (1); Handball (1); Camera Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. 177 Company B-2; Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1 ) Company D-2; Sergeant (1 ),- Soccer (4); Radio Club (1), 100th Nisht Show (3, 1); Plebe Smoker (4); Rifle Marksman. Company F-1; Boxing (4); Ski Club (3, 1); Rifle Marksman. " JOHNNY " State College, Pennsylvania At Large An Armv Brat -and proud of it — Johnnv c.iine to West Point with the ambi- tion of not only becoming an Army officer but also of living a life of many friends and copious laughs during the process. As in all else, he succeeded. Having little trouble with academics, his natural energy turned him towards other subjects such as tactics and femmes. Having the courage of his own convictions and the ability to set them forth in a friendlv manner enabled Johnny to make and keep the many friends he acquired. 0 ' ▼ 7 . -— • " " " ■ " " Bi ■ iaaidH Mun,n,a4f ield " DAVE " Gainesville, Florida At Large Convinced before he entered the Academv that the svstem coidd not be wrong, Murrav spent most of his spare time plebe year rationalizing this belief. It is a tribute to his sense of humor and high sense of values that he succeeded so well without becoming shot or a PoUyanna. Establishing himself as the bard of B Company with his memorable " Doo-snatch poop " early plebe year, he left the field of letters to become a forward on B Com- pany ' s runner-up water soccer team and leader of the defense on their cham- pionship Lacrosse team. " ersatile, and amiable, he will probably get what he wants out of life. paid Walker ieU " P. W. " Boston, Massachusetts Senatorial " Tell the Sergeant of the Guard to mark my card, barber. " P. W. with hif splendid sense of humor and his Boston Bar Harbor accent has been a swell roommate and friend. Straight from a year in the Army, he spent a good bit of plebe year marching the area and staging buckups in math and English. Though often close to defeat with the Academic Department, he always managed to pull through with flying colors. Fond of skiing and riding, — he is always busy at something. Best of luck, P. W. 178 » tL;? Ma-x, mdell " SWEDE " Missoula, Montana Congressional Max ' s rcadv smile and cliccrv i ood nature made firm friends of his acquaint- ances, and made him an ideal man to live with. His leadership and athletic ability were the pride of his classmates in those Sunday morning athletic contests which made our Company a team instead of a group of individuals. Max is qualified in every sense of the word to lead men. We are proud in everv sense of the word to have known him here, and we envy those with whom he will serve. " SACK " Richmond, Virginia Congressional Sack spent most of his West Point career trviiig to keep his inherentlv cap- .ible qualities hidden; but he was unable to keep from maxing the tactics writs, to avoid being made a corporal, or to escape being the center of the Company ' s jovial rat-races. His easy-going Southern temperament, dislike of academics, and love for the sack have made him a favorite in the Company. His natural tactical sense, logical approach to problems, and strict inter- pretation of duty are unbeatable assets for an Army career. QlauJUai. aBdaa i t f ' Ci,n. " CLAUDE " Germantown, New " ork Congressional Claude came to West Point from up the Hudson. Easy mannered, easy to get along with; his three years at the Point failed to change him. He had only two bad habits— illogical arguments and unfunny jokes. Claude was always ready with a smile, a thing that made him a good friend of all. All of these, among many others, have gone together to mold a fine character which un- doubtedly made sure of a successful Armv career. He will always be remem- bered for his loyalty. Company D-1 ; Coipotal (3),- Ser- geant (1); Fishing Club (3); Rifle Marksman; MachineJ Gurner 2nd Class. Company E-2; Track (4, 3); Fenc- ing (3); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3); Skeet Club (1); Rifle Marksman. ) V.w:» Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Chorus (3, 1); Rifle Marksman. 179 Company H-1 ,- Corporal (3), Ser- Scant (1), Boxing (4, 3, 1); Cap- tain (1); Minor A (4, 3); Rifle Marksman. Company D-l,- Sergeant (1); RiFle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. " DAVE " Saint Paul, Minnesota Senatorial Dave entered the Ac.iJeiuy with a marvelous sense of humor and neither the rigors of the system nor the frowns of the Tactical Department could dull the fine edge of his wit. Famous for his ability to pick up academics he maintained a good average throughout his cadet career. The possessor of a wicked left jab and an angelic countenance, he clubbed his opponents into submission as a member of Usmay ' s boxing team. With his easy-going temperament Dave should go far as an officer in the United States Army. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter. Qani s4e tn iix Ue , i. " CARL " Long Island, New York Secretary of War For three years Carl was one of the boys, always doing his best, rough- housing, laughing, dragging pro femmes, and not endeavoring to bone all the files of the Academic Department. We will never forget Carl ' s hearty good humor, his ever-present smile, and his constant cheerfulness; and the Drawing Department will never forget his narrow escapes. But Carl pre- pared himself thoroughlv, and the Army has gained a man who is conscien- tious and square-dealing. He will give the Armv nothing but his best. Who could ask for more? " TED " Redlands, California 9th District, Tennessee A tvpical Army Brat, Ted claimed to be a Californian, but was living in Alabama when he was appointed from Tennessee. Ted entered West Point with a fairly good idea of what to expect. A potential hive, he chose to be a bit indifferent and remained a goat. However when it counted the most, Ted always had a knack for buckling down and coming out several jumps ahead of the Math and Phil Departments. After three years of struggling with the Academic Board, Ted has finished with a good lead. 180 n G ' l Copoal (!); Cam Club ■ ■ ' Sile Shrpilioolei, 9 a JlLo-if.d it ' atfiick, " FITZ-P " Austin, Texas Secretary of War Fitz P. good n.uured son of Texas, having entered West Point with three years of college behind him, he had little trouble with the Academic Department. He always found time to coach his unfortunate class- mates in the intricacies of Phil and Mechanics. A true Southerner, he was a sterling performer in the Southern Sweepstakes during Plebe Christmas. Irish luck has been with Fitz P throughout his cadet ca- reer, and his mercurial temper held in check by a keen scientific mind should make for an interesting and useful Armv career. Company C-1 ; Corporal (3),- Sergeant (1 ),- Boxing (3),- Election Committee,- Handball Club (1); RiFle Marksman, Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. »»«7 ViVt V " FITZ " New York, New Yoik Congressional The gloom of many a call to quarters has been dis- pelled by the infectious wit of Fitz. He has never failed to turn his classmates ' darkest moments into ones of uproarious laughter. Yet, within this care- free exterior, the traditions and ideals of the Corps are firmly imbedded. Ever one to do cheerfully the dutv required, he has endeared himself to all who know him. As a roommate he has proven himself to be an understanding friend and a true comrade in his wives ' endeavors. Company H-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Rifle (4, 3, 1 ); Missal Reader (3); Acolyte (1 ). " FITZ-P " Roslindale, Mass. 10th Massachusetts, Congressional The Irish nature of this lad made him a swell person to know His congenial outlook and his likeable Bostonian accent, cornbined to make him easy going. The trials and tribulations of West Point never wor- ried Fitz P, for he placed merriment before all else. Being one of a long line of West Pointers and a product of " Beanie ' s " , he had the knowledge of how to evade the Tactical and the Academic Departments. Fitz will go far if no one pushes him and someone wakes him at the three minute bell. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Soccer (4,3,1 ); Ice Car- nival (4),- Squash Club (3, 1); Fish- ing Club (1); Choir (4, 3, 1); Hop Manager (4, 3, 1); Rifle Sharp- shooter,- Machine Gunner 2nd Class. 181 jtUui Wdki ti.o.i Utcltz , j . •BEAUMONT " Senatorial Centreville, Michigan Beaumont was the ph sical personihcation ot our Ghandi-like passive resist- ance to the Tactical Department. But inside his slight frame beat a deter- mined heart as proved bv his experiences with C. E. swimming, the long horse m Gvm and his failure to let scratch lates get him down. A true sportsman, Fletch continually gave the Modern Language Department more than an even break. Beaumont although an Army Brat never quite got over the shock of Beast Barracks because he spent the next three vears resting. . h! the little Tack-hammer! Company B-2; Boxing (4); RiFle Marksman. Company G-1; Corporal (3); Skeet (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, Snd Class. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Basketball (4); Handball Club (1); 100th Night Show (4, 3, 1); Dance Orchestra (4, 3, 1); Leader (1); Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Gle u4JLO-o i li illiaw, ilni " BILL " Dodge City, Kansas Congressional Bill was remarkably unusual. I guess it must have been his original philoso- phies and his gifted speech and writing. Usmay cramped his style— so he changed the traditional routine to fit his personality better. The picnic grounds— and wilds— of Popolo, Flirty, Fort Put, Cullum, the South Gvm, the Thaver— and the riding hall— they knew him well. As a result of the latter, the area became a slight acquaintance. He ranked high academically, but he spent most of his time delving into revolutionary works of literature, wise and otherwise. J tUui Ueada e luffi •TED " Congressional Bridgeton, New Jersey Neither demerits nor defficiency ever succeeded in completely dominating Ted ' s love for things humorous and nonsensical. A master of impersonation and monologue, he was always ready with a laugh for even the most serious situation. In fact, the only ground too sacred for Ted ' s humor to tread upon were his hometown, Bridgeton, and his ex-Alma Mater, Dartmouth. Ted preferred his sax to tactics and dragging to academics, but above all else he preferred to find humor in everv aspect of cadet life. 182 ' loA :-.i ' (3);Weyy); BNijklSbwK!, •I l) ' LM(itl(l)i Conireiii ' " " -ipssot (lala uil an-iel olztf, " BUTCH " Kenmore, New Yojk 4Cth District, New York Butch should never he discontent, for he Joes not ask too much of life; his wants are of this world, and he makes no apologies therefor. Dutch ' s most enviable attribute is that of performing a duty well and com- pletely, yet without being over-meticulous. Never satisfied with doing tasks passably, he does them ex- actly without going to the other extreme of narrow perfectionism. Such a trait, coupled with a fine sense of humor, will make him an exceptional soldier. With us he stands as a true triend and loval comrade. Company F-1 ,- Corpcral (3); Lieutenant (1); Camera Club (3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. oJut MavUi ofiM ei, " BITTER JOHN " Washington, D. C. Con3ressional " Bitter John Forh-ees, " was a man who did more towards brightenmg the lives of others bv his own pseudo cynicism than any cadet in his class. He entered " the college, " as he called it, after seeing some G. I. days. As for Spanish he philosophied that all good soldiers didn ' t need to speak " Spic. " John ' s knowledge was increased by night operations along Lake Popolopen, digging in the sandy wastes of Pine Camp, and moonlight jaunts to Cobleskill, — some of which he paid for in shoe leather on Central Area. Company F-2 Football (4); Election Commit- tee (3, 1); Howitzer Representative (1). (lalp,k and " R. J. " Charleston, West Virginia Congressional After considerable deliberation on his part and a coersive, " you ' re going to West Point son " from the paternal side of the family, Ralph left a commission and an assignment with the First Armored Division to be a, " West Pernt. " Having graduated from West Virginia ' s famous Greenbrier Military School, Ralph had all the cadet militarism speed. Despite the decided advantage, he had the usual plebe diffi- culties. Academics have caused him no little trouble. There were a good many long after taps study sessions during yearling year. Company F-2; Corporal (3); Cap- tain (1); Company Commander; Howitzer Representative (3). 183 QeaiXf,e. 7. o- llzU, n.. " G. T. " Tilusville, Pennsylvania 29th Dis ' ricI, Pennsylvania, Congressional George came to est Point after having been exposed to the eccentricities of a certain man at 1918 " N " St., Washington. His ever-readv smile and wit, even when the Titusville Titans lost a basketball game, has made living with him indeed pleasant. Himself a basketball player, a broken wrist punctuated his promising career in plebe year. In this and all other misfortunes his sense of humor has not failed him, and this fact, coupled with conscien- tiousness and natural abilities, will stand him in good stead when he dons olive dr.ib. Company A-2; Corporal (3),- Lieu- tenant (1); Basketball (4),- Debating Society (3, 1); Secretary (1); Rifle Marksman. Company B-1 ; Sergeant (1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Pistol (3, 1); Hop Com- mittee (4, 3, 1); Acolyte (3, 1); Chess Club (4); Squash Club (1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Sharpshooter. " REN " New Orleans, Louisiana Congressional This Army Brat, who is a Nav - lover and a confirmed woman hater, is a man of efficiency. Before he was here a week he had a Regimental review hived out from the Regimental Commander down to his own corporal . Most people who know Ren will remember him for his friendh- nature and his popu- larit - with all. But to those who know him best his friendship may be summed up in one word, lovaltv — sincere and lasting. That is how you will find hiin when he is on the top. 9ua i Jleat aiie , jn.. " y f .H " Springfield, Illinois Secretary of War ' an ' s attitude that after beast barracks, he could stand anything gave him the impetus to finish three years at the Academv. Plebe year he took with a grain of salt. Then came the responsibilities of the upperclassman arousing a lighter heart and an attitude of " it won ' t be long now. " His technical knowledge made the academic course something of a cinch. His happy -go- luckv outlook toward life coupled with regard for dutv and responsibility will make him a capable, vet congenial, officer and will inspire deep respect toward him from all his associates. 184 i . ■ •- -- coBsciai. ' ■f ' M Mm; 2 e Ae Ma vcam, cuuien. " DEL " Ladonia, Texas Con3ressional From the Lone Star State there came one Juh- first, a blond Texas Aggie, with the smell of wide open spaces in his nostrils and a strong determination in his heart. His ambition, intellect, and ability with any text book won him high academic success. Ath- letically always a go-getter and socially the women ' s desire, Del remained the friend of everyone. A lover of that red comforter, Del spent many hours dreaming of Texas and all of its fame. Through hard work and accomplishment Del tvpified a true West Pointer; as an officer, there could be no change. Company D-1 ,- Corporal (3); Sergeant (1). Ranald Cdiaa d aiale " DON ' Honesdalc, Pennsylvania Honor School A Pennsylvania boy with a llair for sports, Don is a good athlete, a good shot, and loves ice skating. Fast thinking, quick to see the answer to any prob- lem, he has the qualities of a top-notch officer. He is very fond of music, both popular and classical. Don has a depth of character that is fathomless. He is quiet and reserved, but always ready with some sly crack. Cool, calm, ready for any occasion that pre- sents itself, Don looks the world in the eye — level- headed, steady-eyed. Company E-2; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1) Soccer (3, 1); RiFle (4, 3, 1); Numerals (4) Monogram (3); Hop Committee (4, 3, 1) Concert Orchestra (4); Rifle Marksman; Ma chine Gunner, 2nd Class. (Utn Crdcuand a " CHARLIE " Pine Bluff, Arkansas 6th District, Congressional Charlie seemed to stand off from the world and studv It objectively, observing the characters of his contem- poraries and their reactions to all events and circum- stances. Maybe that is why he remained so incon- spicuous plebe year and why he could hand down such judicious statements whenever called on. Always belittling his own ability in academics, he would sit at night scarcely turning a page in two hours; vet, the next day he would more often than not return with a good mark to his credit. Company C-1. 185 r Company B-1 ,• Sergeant (1 ),- Weight Lifting Club (3, 1). Company C-2,- Track (4, 3, 1); Cross Country (1 ); Ski Club; Camera Club; B. A. R. Expert, Rifle Marksman. Jlacu ' iettce a ne4. o , . " SOCCO " Ruston, Louisiana Congressional During Socco ' s st.i at the Academy there was only one big item that could sway the comphicencv of this easy-going Louisianian. If German could have been spoken with a southern accent, Socco would have really been one of the top men of his class, but all that knew him realized that behind this same southern accent that so completely baffled the kraut teachers lav a common sense, a determination, and a true love of the Ann - which wi distinguish him in his chosen career. A tUu William. ni.dl " ART " Brooklyn, New York 10th District, New York From reveille until the last note of taps, Art was always smiling. His ver- sion of the word " bottle " identified him immediately as a proud native of Brooklyn, to which his faithfulness was proved by numberless letters writ- ten in the halls after taps. Always enthusiastic about sports, he spent a great deal of his time in track shoes. He was a most considerate and amiable wife despite an occasional storm. His generosity and determination will make him a welcome addition to whatever Armv branch he chooses. Company G-1 ; Sergeant (1); Camera Club (3, 1); Rifle Marksman. AU ' Jcand n, Otto, flaed , jn,. " ALEX " Pittsburgh, Pa. 32nd District, Pennsylvania From his home state, Pennsylvania, ' Alex brought a quiet geniality and wit which softened the perplexities of cadet life for his many friends. From those first short bull sessions during plebe year to the many held in freer years, he was ever a central figure. Whether it was his slight advantage in years, his ever-present pipe, or just a goat ' s nature, something gave Alex a cheerful, yet sober, outlook on life which has and always will lead him to new friends and ereater achievements. 186 ' ' • CUtlutc, - S ' ieJUll (1); GiM Club " FEWK " cW uUaM. ucffUa, n. Little Rock, Arkansas Congressional Passing across the usual stumbliat; block of plebe vear with apparent ease, Earl entered the upperclass years with the desire to make the most of his oppor- tunities. Time not devoted to acaciemics was quickly absorbed by skating, skiing and other sports or by bull sessions where his ready wit and good-natured Southern manner made him many lasting friends. Possessed with a conscientious sense of duty and the confidence in himself to tackle any task set before him, he has made himself a respected and well-liked cadet. Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ),- Ski Clu b (3, 1); Fishing Club (1),- Howitzer (1). ?a eW Wallace tf,e " BOB " San Francisco, California Congressional An Army brat by birth and a San Franciscan by choice, Bob has ever failed to cooperate with the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. His loyalty extends to the Armv as well as to his friends who know him best for his winning personality and general ability. He mav be classified as strictly operational in his tactics, with the femmes, and with the sack, dividing his week ends equally between the two. Having pointed his ambitions toward an Army career, his achieve- ments to date make it easy to predict blue skies and a brisrhr future for Bob. Company A-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ); Football (4); Lacrosse (4, 3); Pointer (4); 100th Night Show (4, 1), Rifle Expert. alui, Qutten, Qa e " GOOCH " Kansas City, Missouri Congressional John came to us from the heartland of America and was a Kansas City booster from way back. A true lover of the great outdoors and Pine Camp maneuvers, Gooch was a welcome member around the campfire. Academics never really worried him and he was sel- dom a member of the sink squad. He amiably bore the brunt of his classmates jokes aimed at his slowly receding red hair line, but woe to the man who spoke ill of his beloved houn ' dawgs. A proven leader be- fore and during his Academy days, John cannot fail to make a fine record wherever he goes. Company D-1 ; Corporal (3); Tennis (4); Wrestling (4); Fishing Club (3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter. 187 ■ " WALT " The Bronx, New York City, N. Y. Conoressional W ' .ilt ' s induction into West Point began with the shock of reahzing what being a Plche really is. He soon recovered, however, and rallied to beat both the system and the Spanish Department to a standstill. Being a better than average athlete he was in demand whenever a game was in the offing. A confirmed draggoid, he seldom missed a hop except by the re- quest of the Tactical Department. Possessing a strong sense of responsibilitv, and alwavs ready for a good time, Walt will be a capable and a true leader, in whatever branch he chooses. dialled, Jle4AMA, Qa dif, . " TOBY " St. Paul, Minnesota Congressional He was dubbed Toby long before he entered the Academy. Usage here has not changed this nick- name; nor have Toby ' s genialitv, cheerfulness, wit, and resourcefulness been altered. Actually, thev have been augmented, for Toby is to a gathering what electricity is to a light. Dull moments around him are found onlv when he has not succeeded in his at- tempt to outdo the T. D. Fond of anything that looks like fun, Toby with his combination of likeableness, generosity, sincerity, and good nature will assure the Armv of a fine officer. Company B-1; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Tennis (4, 3); Numerals; Swimming (4); Hop Committee; RiFIc Marksman; Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. Company C-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Hockey (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Rifle Sharp shooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 7i ilua H P ' uHxile QanxJU4 ' ve % 188 wr :c .•crcrd ike l- ' i l IDli oid- i Qeo- e Hlo-e ' it Qa na4i,, Q . atned. MadiA o QaA, ettf III " JiM " Montgomery, Alabama Congressional " They also serve who onlv walk and sack. " There were a few among us who held steadfast to the four- year course. Here was one, the self-styled misogynist, the avid French student. Jim aspired to the title of most bitter, but to hear that raucous laughter leaves a question in one ' s mind. It has truly been said that this cadet ' s history, a somewhat singular one, could .be gleaned from the quill sheets. What can one say ' of a man who would sit yoga-fashion on the floor for a whole evening sewing two red-bovs together to make a sleeping bag? Company G-2; Stats (4),- Machine Gunner, 1st Class. ;;i:s:. i •JAWAGE " Eau Claire, Wisconsin congressional To West Point, Wisconsin gave a college graduated son, rich in a deep bass voice, rich in personality. Maturity, experience, and congeniality gave him the ability that so few have -to lead leaders. His amus- ing double talk, his musical ability, and his real knowledge on almost any subject make him the center of any group. He mixed his natural abilities with books and sports easily, but never indulged in either to the point of obscuring his easy and unhurried life. To the service West Point gives a true son ... a real man. Company A-1 ; Corporal (3), Lieutenant (1), Battalion Adjutant,- Hockey (4); Baseball (4); Lecture Committee (4, 3); Ring Committee (4, 3, 1), Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Editor-in-Chief (1 ), Choir (4, 3), Mortar (3); Glee Club (4, 3); Rifle Marksman. - n-0 Cu.aeH.e Qai,e4%li Qadia " GAS " Chicago, Illinois Congressional Olu- Gene vas the only one in the Company w ' ho was commissioned before he entered — this probably ac- counted for his brilliant tactical record. All he wanted here, besides a good time, was a West Point diploma and a regular commission. He always attended the hops and became known for his smooth ballroom acrobatics. A natural good looker. Gene knew more femmes than most men in the Company . Of course his individualism may have been carried a little too far, but, with no more academics to worry him, we know he will go places. Company D-1 ; Sergeant (1); Rifle Expert; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 189 e.a i Qaudu Q aA,±rHa4 i, . ■BUB " OInc Congressional Illinois politics missed a good m.m when Bub came to the Academy. Although not a brat, m attending Beanie ' s he utilized brat channels in his entrance to the Point. Although he spent much of his time in bull sessions and bridge, he managed to best academics by a tenth or two to spare. Never out of place, he knew how and when to be serious and when to sup- ply the laughs. His stay at the Academy has given him an array of friends who will be able to say, " I knew him when . " Company B-2; Sergeant (1), Handball (4, 3, 1 ); Fishing Club (1 ), Chess Club (1 ); Acolyte (3,1); Rifle Marksman. ei,i,e Cecil QatU t, i,. " JAKE " Creswell, Noith Carolina 1 st District, Congressional " Suh, thet ' s no accent, thet ' s muh milutarv diction " — Thus Gat talked his wav through a vear of first section English. The Math P wouldn ' t listen, though, so he had his worries plebe Christmas and lost a year- ling choir trip. Inherently lazy and shy of the gym- nasium, he turned out a good performance in any sport in which he participated, and he had little trouble teaching plebes not to invite him into Mr. Cavanaugh ' s private domain to work off " a little weight. His grin and happy-go-lucky appearance will take him a long wav. Company H-2; Corporal (3),- Sergeant (1 ); Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Expert. 190 vKiS. lAMJBlioiil 1 -I.! L ' Qraiiagli ' i aliH. Galclo-uc li Qeen, ■■ s- . " JACK " Greensboro, Georgia Congressional Worry never m.iJe .i gener.il, so here ' s to our future Chief of Staff. A bull-session, songfest, or snake line at the hops would not have been complete without him. His quick wit, cheery smile, and a true Southern accent made him the envy of all. Pride in his ability to keep at least one jump ahead of the Academic De- partment kept his wide grin intact throughout his cadet career. An all-round ability and a high sense of duty raised him high in the eves of his classmates. Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Wrestling (4),- Howitzer (1), Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. JL uncat Qault " THE PARSON " Texas Senatorial From Texas the Parson brought with him a sinccritv onI - equalled by his tales about the Lone Star State. ' e.irJing history and government brought out Dune ' s natural scholastic ability and interests. Always seek- ing an interesting debate, Duncan has proved that a quick mind is one of man ' s greatest assets. His clear thinking and firm beliefs concerning the Army will prove -.iluable in time. When presented with the op- portunity to utilize his talents and abilities Duncan will prove himself a conscientious soldier and a man who will accomplish much. Company F-2; Sergeant (1); Pistol (4, 3); Rifle Expert. alt n, G. QeUti,i " ALMO " Holllday ' s Cove, W. Va.,1 st District, Congressional Walt came to West Point from a niilitarv prep school. Since then he has increased and developed his grasp of the military. In unguarded moments he has given us hints of the vast store of latent brilliance which will bring him fame in later years. Suave and hand- some, Walt has a charm which the ladies find intrigu- ing. His intelligence always allows him to get maxi- mum results academically with minimum effort. The Armv will receive a superior officer when Walt dons cadet grev for the last time. Company H-2; Sergeant (1 ); Football (4, 3, 1 ) 191 Walter l die Qe aid, jl. " GERRY " Statesville, North Carolina Congressional Gerry came to Usmay a year earlier than most of us, and for that reason we were all mighty glad to have him around plebe year. Since then, whenever we needed a man for a ball game, or a picnic, or horseback riding, or a card game, or a blind drag, or a weekend party, there was always one file we could count on. Always spoony, always military, always happy, but always a goat; still Gerry ' s life at the Military Acad- emy was a success. We know it will continue that wav. Company G-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Basketball (4); Tennis (4),- Numerals,- Camera Club (4, 3, 1), Fishing Club (3); Skeet Club (1); Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Cleveland, Ohio At Large A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Western Reserve Uni- versity, Leonard continued to distinguish himself at the Military Academy. From that unforgettable ini- tial dav when Leonard entered West Point he was earnest and hardworking in all that he did. Remem- bers Camp Popolopen for the hot coffee served after the night marches, and recalls Pine Camp for the pro- voking absence of same. Reserved, yet Gil displays a fine sense o f humor, is cooperative, and has that ability to get things done. He will command respect wherever he goes. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Stars (4, 3); Rifle Marksman. IViUiaM. ia Jz QiU)-e. t 192 f uqi a neA. AatalixliuA. QiieA. " MILITARY JIM " Memphis, Tennessee Congressional Jiin c.iiiic lo loin the Corps vvuh a cuiniuissit)!) .ilmosi. Ill Ills pocket. Not loquacious but ready to fight the Civil War over again anytime, a master of the " you hit him high, I ' ll hit him low " technique, he plowed a successful parli on every playing field. An amateur prankster of no little merit, his constant efforts to surprise, agitate, and soiree his wives often silenced him for days. He left a well-blazed trail by following his one maxim: " If vou want it done right know how yourself. " Company B-2; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1) a ne6. e etf. Qdiand " GIL " Berkeley, California Secretary o( War You take a surplus of energy which can be utilized in all thoughts and actions; mix with a large portion of affability, good-naturedncss, and ability and you have just concocted one good roommate such as Gil. His ability to study and learn had the Academic Depart- ment stymied from the first September. His attention to detail and duty will make him an outstanding ; fficer, and his jocundity and driving perseverance ' will give him the happiness of many friends and suc- cess in his chosen field. Company B-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ); Choir (4); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. :s: ait i Mickael Qilli(f,a4i,, n.. ■MIKE " South Lancaster, Massachusetts Army Mike came to West Point via the Army route, giving up an O. C. S. commission on the w ay. Obviously Irish, he never let anyone forget it, and woe befell unto the luckless Englishman who drew Mike into an argument over national differences. He punctuated his bull-session remarks with half-smoked El Ropos, and spent Saturday evenings listening to Romberg, Herbert, and Tschaikowsky. Mike looked upon aca- demics as a means to an end; after all, what did a couple of hundred files amount to one way or the other? Company E-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ); Wrestling (4),- Track (4); Rifle Expert. 193 mm V « ' 4Bi " GIL " Algona, Iowa Congressional Gil came to us straight from the phiins of Iowa. Gil ' s main trouble came with academics and he burned plenty of midnight oil. His first love was the sack but he was ever eager to join a good rat-race. His favorite answer to remarks about his receding hair line was, " It ' s always been that way. " What Gil lacked academically he made up for tactically and stayed well ahead of the T. D. Gil ' s cheery nature will always be an inspiration to others and will carry him forward in the Army. Company G-l; Corporal (3); Camera Club (3, 1), Rifle Sharpshooter. " LOU " Pawluckel, Rhode Island Af Large Lou gets along in a likeable fashion with all, never a dull moment, and never a worry to shadow his mind. He can spend the weekend with a full calendar, in- cluding Sunday evening lectures, and still give a favorable recitation on Monday mornings. Whether It was the realm of debate, publications, coaching, or activity, this guy was always in pitching. His fluent French was a cause for ready call amongst his associates. We bid him good luck and may he always live up to his line: " ' ouloir c ' est Pouvoir. " Company G-l; Soccer (4); Gymnasium (4); Track (1); Lecture Committee (3); Debating Club (4, 3, 1); Treasurer (1); Handball (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting Club (4, 3, 1); Secretary (1 ),- Camera Club (4, 3, 1 ); Ski Club (4, 3, 1 ),- Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Pointer (3, 1); Acolyte (3, 1); Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman,- Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. e ' u Galui t Qiiiefvi " VERG " Keenan, West Virginia Secretary of War Fresh from the hills of West ' irginia came X ' ergil — straight into the fell clutch of The System. As the clutch tightened, Verg conformed and from the apple- cheeked innocent who came, there appeared a differ- ent man. Completely a product of West Point, the only thing that has never changed is his natural good humor. Torn between the sack and the Gym, Verg developed into one of the leading Grunt and Groan men on Army ' s wrestling team. In spite of his con- stant screams of anguish, academics held few terrors for him. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Wrestling (4, 3, 1),- Minor A (4, 3); Ski Club (4, 3); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Pointer (3); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 194 ■; Hi) 3t?T;T ' 1 ,ii " ' ' " HUCK " Geneva, New York Secretary of War He Wiis one of the best natured fellows I ever knew. Huck ' s easy going nature made him famous and liked by all. Full of fun and spirit he could take a joke on himself as well as play one on a classmate, and at football rallies and games you could always hear Huck above everyone else. He spent much time coach- ing both classmates and underclassmen in German, as well as being ready to help in many ways in daily life. Good music and outdoor sports were much to his liking. Company C-1; Skeet Club (3); Ski Club (3); Weight Lifting Club (3); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. " TOMMY " Livingston, Montana Senatorial A fighting son of the West from the blacksmith shops of Montana, Tommy went through West Point with diligence and determination, but always with a cheer- ful outlook, which was confirmed by his constant smile and everlasting exuberance. An enthusiastic athlete whose afternoons usually went to sports, he led a vivacious social life and never failed to produce a pro drag on weekends. While pushing the hives, fighting the T. D., he remained a faithful wife and a credit to the Academy. Tom is certain of a creditable Army career. Company B-1 ,- Corporal (3); Basketball (4); Baseball (4),- Ski Club (3, 1 ) ,- Fishing Club (3),- Glee Club (3, 1); Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. " BILL " Springfield, Massachusetts Secretary of War Bill, a handsome product of the Bay State and Exeter, further extended and shared his many talents with us at the Point. He combined the attributes of the Anglo-Saxons with a conscientiousness in doing what he believed right. A renowned athlete, a great char- acter, and a friend of all those who knew him, Bill created an impression which made him a marked man. A setter of high standards which vere envied by many, he set one goal of which he has fond hopes of attaining — a family of five. Company F-2; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Track (4, 3, 1); Swim- ming (4, 3, 1); Captain (1); Minor " A " (4, 3, 1); Debating Society (3); Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marks- 195 i " Uatftai, u UoA, Qo IUuut ' •TOMMY " Exira, lowd 7th District, Iowa, Congressional A true son of low.i, Tom ' s bouts with the English Department plebe vear never got the best oi him. His struggle with the Academic Department kept him out of the athletic picture, but he showed up well on the intramural side. A firm believer in the conservation of energ •, Sundav usually found him drilling his Red-Boy, but his curly hair, blue eyes, quick wit, easy-going manner and broad smile have endeared him to all of us. Tom has the ability, sincerity, and determination to see hini through to the top. n.edeA.ick Gan.1 QaetU, n.. " FRED " San Antonio, Texas Consressional Fred, we still can ' t pronounce his surname, is a lover of beauty, comfort and fellowship. At West Point he was tond of beautiful women, rich food, red comforters, and poker. On leave he was the man to be with if you could stand the pace. With a knack for languages, literature, and things military, and a distrust for things mathematical, this double-dyed son of Texas had a gift for linding the bright side of everything at Usmay. jaltii, o efi Qo r P - •JOHNNY ' Ocean City, New Jersey 8th District, Georgia Johnny was born a cup winner and has been a Pointer e er since. All his elForts before entrance were aimed at fitting himself into an ideal. Well has the subject fitted the pattern. The goat outlook, so necessary in a top-notch coach, is second nature to Johnny. Quietly he saved many of us from the doldrums that accompany those names on a D list. Never an obviously hard worker, his efforts were usually crowned with success, giving us a good example of how to do a job well. lam " ilGJIM ,Uij,li wsarc Company A-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Track (4); Honor Com- mittee. flucbl Company E-2; Sergeant (1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 196 Company G-1 ; Skeel (1); Fishing Club (3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. i Gtcnu ■r:Trim.. llhii r :::]L Well hjs ■ . !0f notch ; a ttom the ,): Vra in obviously . -. avinj Hi ;i Company H-2, Sergeant (1 ); Swim- mins (4, 3); Camera Club (3, 1 ); Fishing Club (3); Choir (4, 3, 1 ),- Rifle Marksman. Company D-2,- Corporal (3); Ser- qeanl (1 ),- Tennis (4, 1 ),- Radio Club (4, 3, 1 ); President (1 ); RiFle Marks- » 0 Company H-2; Corporal (3), Track (4,3); Football (4); Choir (4, 3, 1); Chorus (4); Rifle Marksman. sii atfiei. RicUa Qaldeii. . IV Mgncr Con- " BIG JIM " Omaha, Nebraska Army A big, happy, ex-G. I. from the Middle West, Jim could not, in an ' sense of the word, be called an eager-beaver; his goal in life was to be happy. He was a regular fixture at every hop, as dancing was his favorite vice — except when a good poker game could lure him. He saw a good chance for some outside life at the end of yearling year and journeyed down toward Chickasha, Oklahoma, to explore the blue. Whatever branch he chooses, he will make the best of it. GUa lei. (licUand QoAxHe " DICK " Little Rock, Arkansas Congressional Bv some strange stroke of fate, Dick, a meager six feet, managed to stretch himself across that ethereal line between H Company and the rest of the Corps. Coming to West Point after three years at Columbia University, Dick proved to be one of the more level headed of the Arkansas Travelers. He easily adapted himself to Usmay academic idiosyncrasies and found sufficient time to further himself culturally with numerous first editions. An A-1 roommate, a good athlete, and a profound thinker, Dick will travel far in anv field. ya4ne4. utleA. Qn.aUain. " JIM " South Orange, New Jersey 11th District, New Jersey Jim came to us from New Jersey, and West Point ' s winter held no terrors for him. Since plebe year his level blue eyes and friendly smile have won him many friends. Jim has that rare ability of seeing through any problem. A genuine sportsman and clean athlete, nothing is closer to his heart than a fast game of basketball. Easy-going and a firm friend, Jim ' s love of sports finds expression in a firm belief that " Life is the greatest game of all . . . play it with Strength, Courage, and Loyalty. " 197 .jr — o t t Q4JaA.ltc u2.to t Qn iita n " JOHNNY " Hiilsboro, North Carolina Congressional In athletics .is well as academics Johnny was a true hive. His lusty stories of cadet adventures always provided laughter for eager audiences, male or female. His extreme fear of wintrv winds was the cause of this lone figure madly rushing through swirling snow piles, arriving exhausted in ranks at the last note of assembly. Although unfamiliar with military life, he was quick to grasp the ideals of West Point. His keen mind, his surging southern spirit, and his congenial personality will be a valuable asset to the regular Armv. R, ut-en.t R.alnU Q attih " BOB " Spr ing Valley, New York Senatorial A resounding voice marked his presence in mw group, and his gift of gab might have gained hiin political eminence had not West Point dominated his lifelong ambition. A loquacious defense of his convictions was his coat-of-arms. Yet he was a conscientious friend from whom the last full measure of friendship could be gained. He always played and fought to win, hating defeat, but defeat always found him a good loser. His deeds will have to overcome his words to bring him Army recognition and methinks thev will. k in,tln4.n, Bn,iia t Q ee te. •A. B. " Webster Groves, Missouri 5th District, Missouri If there was a joke to tell or a song to sing — or a job to do, A. B. was your man. Deadly serious about the business of becoming an officer, but asking and receiving no favors from either the T. D. or the Academic Department, he went through Usmay seeking the happy medium between books, boodle and brown boy. Quiet, unassuming, he always got his tasks done well. His calm abilitv to carrv out assignments will pay off from the beginning of his career as an officer. (HAJLII IL Company F-1 ,- Corporal (3), Wrest- ling (4, 3); Numerals (4); Handball Club; Ski Club; Skect Club; Fishing Club; Radio Club; Weight Lifting Club; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 198 Company F-1; Squash (1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company F-2, Basketball (4); Squash Club 0), Fishins Club (3); Rifle Marksman. Company H-1 ,■ Sergeant (1 ),■ Gym- nas ics (4, 3, 1 ); Captain (1 ), Point- er (4, 3); Rifle Marksman. . " , D[[ ISHO5 .-..:,.; i);prtiiic«i, : r ta roob, booile ■ - " s ioBC well. Company A-1 ; Corporal (3),- Ser- Seant (1); Football (4, 3); Basket- ball (4, 1), Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. QUaAie . n.aH Ui. Q een. " CHARLIE " Wakefield, Rhode Island Senatorial All who re.iUv knew Charlie learned to appreciate and share his love for a good time, his friendship, and his ability to make the right decision at the right time. His Academy years were spent in picking the good points from everything and profiting by them, whether in sports or academics. He al- ways could be counted on to do the job at hand. The Army anxiously awaits graduates who can lead men anvwhere, anytime. ' 45 gives them Greer, C. F. — and the promise of a job well done. (loM-utt ati.a i, Q ijjjjctlt " RAY " Eatonlon, Georgia Honor School Appointment Determined to make life as pleasant as possible, Ray succeeded admirably well despite the rigors imposed by the T. D. His gracious manner with the femmes, his ready, willing, and able attitude toward rat-racing, and his masterful hand with academics left little to be desired in his formula for a full life. His rugged individualism was never daunted by the terrors of beast barracks and he invariably transferred intermurder from a friendly compe- tition into mass mayhem. Grif ' s friendlv Southern smile will continue to win him friends throutjhout his career. jbo-ttald Cduufi Q aiA. " DON " Woodhaven, New York National Guard Don came to West Point from the Army; thus fulfilling his ambition to rise from the ranks. He gained many friends throughout the Corps because of an affable personality and a rare gift of gab. These qualities did much to en- hance him in the eyes of his associates. He showed tremendous interest in a variety of subjects, but only a mild interest in things mathematical. Such an outlook has caused the foundation of many men, but not Don. When the pressure was applied, Don always was able to meet it. 199 il (licUaid cMiAU-ent Qiaae " DICK " Scranlon, Pennsylvania 1 1th District, Pennsylvania With two vears of Princeton to start him on the right track, Dici was hon- ing Engineers from the day he entered the Point. Athletics and academics w ere his main interests in life. When he wasn ' t playing soccer or lacrosse, he was hitting the books hard. Consequently, he had few idle moments. His calmness under strain, his refusal to admit defeat, his untiring stamina, and his ability to meet perplexing situations will make him a capable and respected officer. He doesn ' t need it, but we wish him luck anx-way. C dw-anA n,att Ul Qud f,ei, . " GUDGE " Lexington, Kentucky Congressional Gud£;e came to us from Kentucky, a true Southern gentleman. He became well known to his classmates for he lived his first year at the Academy in that important plebe gathering spot across the hall from the orderly room. His friendly manner and carefree attitude combined with a keen sense of humor soon made him many friends. He has done well in both academic and military activities, inspired in part bv a certain girl to whom he is now engaged. Mei M4t ouj( e.ne. Qui.talji,a i " GUS " Clearfield, Pennsylvania Congressional Easv-going and quiet, Gus was characterized bv an air of diffidence behind which lay a fertile imagination and a fluent tongue that have planted this amiable personage in the hearts of his comrades. Coming into his year- ling year by winning the Corps Intramural Cross Country Championship, he continued to make his mark in the Class of ' 45- Always ready to con- tribute his share towards pleasant sessions his ready wit brought many smiles. He ' ll always be remembered by those who knew him as the right kind for any occasion. sicbii Company B-1 ; Corporal (3); Soccer (4, 3); Numerals (4),- Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Major A (4, 3, 1); Squash (1); 60 M.M. Mortar Experl; 81 MM. Mortar Expert; Rifle Marks- man. Company E-1; Corporal (3),- Ser- geant (1); Track (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1); How- itzer (1). • - Company G-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Baseball Manager (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. V 200 : f M iiiimcc bchinii : :ii; Djtc pljitei iliis C:sc» icio his year- ' " iinpionsliip, •;iiv to COti- -ji ' lit manv -, ,; the nik Company C-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Stars (4), 100th Night Show (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company H-1 ,- Sergeant (1); Cath- olic Choir (4, 3, 1); RiFle Marks- Company C-2; Corporal (3); Lieu tenant (1); Rifle Expert. " BOB " Denver, Colorado Secretary of War Flashing a smile that had a way with both T. D. and femmes, Bob came to West Point a determined Army brat, bringing with him three of the greatest assets of a soldier: ambition, sincerity, and efficiency. Never a prolonged sackoid, he was always ready for an argument, a magazine, or a drag. He had no trouble with academics or sports. A strong believer in the funda- mentals of discipline and military efficiencv, Bob is definitely the type of man the Armv needs for an otiicer. Si J : o-li4 Jllo-i d cMaddz " GRUB " New York City, New York 1 7th District, New York Grub descended upon West Point from Harvard, where he had learned how the other half lives. His previous servitude at Groton had not prepared him for the military life, but he soon became one of us. Opposed to regi- mentation, he was dubbed indifi erent; but can a man whose collar resembles an evening sky be so described? When asked to depict himself he is certain to exclaim, radical and hard as nails. However, just consult any member of the fourth estate to discover what a hard man Mr. Hadden is. Oai. ixU Qeanxf, eMada4. na " JOE " Upland, California 19lh District, California Caruso himself would have marveled at this tenor ' s capacit ' for outbursts of song. Even before police call the halls resounded with sounds of our bath tub Kenny Baker. His singing ability fully justified his membership in the Catholic choir. Previous experience in public speaking manifested itself in the points Joe could conjure up in defense of his side in a verbal joust. Joe had his share of worries, but he efficiently handled whatever duties came his way. Joe has changed — the quiet, unobtrusive youth has become a hard and assertive man. 201 licUald Jlauld, eMaletf, " RICH " Dayton, Ohio 3rd DistricJ, Ohio Rich came here from Notre D.une, and each ye;ir di ideJ his loyalt}- between the two teams at their annual classic. Academics drew tirst blood and kept the upper hand. His triumphal cry of " another day, another 5 tenths " al- ways heralded his entrance into the room. On weekends " eight h.ill in tiie side pocket " .ind " four no-tru:np " gave proof of his versatility. With an inherited skill .is .1 pillroUcr and diagnostician. Rich kept absenteeism in old D Comp.un at its lowest ebb in many a year. 2 cue tStaHleu eMcUl " SMILE " " Parsons, Kansas 3rd District, Georsia The name of Dale Hall will al va s be remembered at West Point for he gathered fame and admir.ition on the gridiron, basketball court, tennis court, in the classroom, and on the drill field. Smiley accomplished all his undertakings with sincerity and determination. His good nature and mag- netic personalitv won him many true friends. Always looking forward to a spirited rat-race or b. s. session, Smiley can by no means be classified as a stiff-shirted file boner. The Arnn- Ground Forces will have a fighting soldier in Sniile . (lol.eni Metcalfj JiaU " BOB " Indianapolis, Indiana 1 1th District, Indiana Bob hailed, as we often heard, from Indianapolis, where he first pursued his varied athletic interests. While he was at the Point he employed his natural talents for subjects academic to maintain a position in the upper third of his class. He still found time to excel in tennis, basketball, and other sports, as well as to satisfy his musical interests. Coupled with his readv wit and cheerful disposition he possessed a quiet and serious ambition that enabled him to surmount an ' obstacles he encountered. Company D-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Basketball (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Choir (4, 3, 1); Plebe Smoker; Chorus; Rifle Marks- man; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. " m iiHi feiPoi mibc Company D-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Golf (4); Catholic Choir (4, 3); Acolyte (1); Rifle Marks- Company F-2; Corporal (3); Foot- ball (4, 3, 1 ); Major A (3); Basket- ball (4, 3, 1); Captain; Major A (4, 3); Tennis (4, 3). 202 Company D-2; Sergeant (1); First Sergeant; Rifle Marksman. Company G-2; Sergeant (1); Track (4, 3, 1); Numerals (4),- Monogram (3); Football (4, 3); Numerals (4); Monogram (3); Soccer (1); Hand- ball Club (1); 100th Night Show (1). Company H-2; Sergeant (1); Fool ball (4, 3, 1); Lacrosse (3, 1). Ueodo ie Jia iAiitCf. JialU f,a i " BODy 4th District, New York Rutherford, New Jersey In Ted, the L;arJeii state again produced a son who met and mastered the West Point svstem with confidence and skill. He had an unusual knowledge and interest in military history and strategy. Perhaps this made him, fasci- nating to the ladies, for something certainly did just that. In a short time at the Academy, Ted built an enviable athletic record. The big rabble on the football team will miss him and so will his classmates. We all agree that the Army is rece iving an excellent officer. Qlaud Steu a d eMafi iltatt •COLONEL " Decatur, Georgia 5(h District, Georgia The Colonel is one of the many sons of the deep south who wanted to come to West Point since his boyhood days in Georgia. He never was much wor- ried about academics, and always had a pleasant word of greeting for every- one. Claud will be a good poopsheet artist as well as a good fighting officer in our Army. The best of success to you. Colonel, throughout your lifetime career as a gentleman, a soldier, and a fine officer in the United States Arm -, Jj ' -» a tteA, Calv-i i, M-ci H4ito- i, " HAM ' Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 30th District, Pennsylvania Ham spent mtjst of his spare time alternating betwen football and track at our highland home. His two-hundred pounds put plenty of sting in his tackles and oomph in his shot puts. Besides athletics, there were studies, and then there were rat-races; which he indulged the most in, would be hard to say. Although having some close shaves with the Academic Department, Ham was always able to pull through at the right time. We can be sure that his happy, carefree ways will carry him far in life. 203 Company H-1 , Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Howitzer (4, 3, 1 ); Foot- ball Statistician (3),- Acolyte (1); Academic Coach (3, 1), Rifle Marksman. Company D-2; Sergeant (1); Foot- ball Assistant Manager (4, 3, 1 ),■ Wrestling (3, 1); Chess Club (4); 1 00th Night Show (4); Rifle Marks- man, Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. H.J., fiiom He ml Here ' s • Company E-2; Corporal (3), Basket- ball (3); Squash Club (1); Ski Club (1); Choir (4, 3); 100th Night Show(1). Uiia4 Caftno- i, esfiamd, " BILL " Chillicothe, Missouri 1st District, Missouri Bill ' s first term found plebc ninth somewhat more ditiicult th.m studies he had experienced back in Chillicothe. After an uphill struggle he emerged three tenths ahead of the Academic Department, and began spending more of his free time engaging in athletics and concentrating on the femmes. No matter how gloomy the situation, Willie was never the type to be extremely perturbed. Instead, he would usuallv be found singing or harmonizing with the boys. His optimistic outlook and his habit of lending a helping hand will find Bill always among friends. " HANK " Cleveland, Ohio 21 st District, Ohio Art, a true buckeye, experienced little ditficulty in his encounters with the Academic Department. Even though he fought it out with the T. D. a few times and almost " drew blood, " he never joined the area squad. In fact, he remained one of the low men in demerits in the Corps. His greatest pleas- ures while at the military Academy were concentrated in his O. A. O., boodle galore, and in his red comforter. Armed with great force of character and straightforwardness. Art should advance rapidly in the service. i WiUiatn leaanA eMat lUnd., . " HANK " Lexington, North Carolina Senatorial Hank obtained his slow easv-going manner in his native state, North Caro- lina. This manner together with his perpetual smile made him many friends among the Corps, and incidentally made him a great hit with the femmes. Hank spent his spare time reading; consequently he maintained a constant struggle against the Academic Department. He managed to stay one jump ahead of them and was really a goat by choice rather than by necessity. Despite Hank ' s slowness, he never started a job that he didn ' t finish with Ih ' incr colors. 204 eMcHuaid o-lt uito i a4a uia4 " H. J. " Des Moines, Iowa 6lh District, Iowa H. |., -IS he w.is known to his classmates, liter. ill ' conquered plebe year and strove to gain even higher hiurels in yearling academics. Although he W.IS one of those muck men, earning his numerals in wrestling and a zealous nicmbcr oi the weight lifting club, he still found time to coach his class- mates. He had an excellent analytical mind and used it to good advantage. He will undoubtedlv follow through to a successful career in the .-Vrmv. Here ' s our best wishes to a classmate whose success is assured. fi ie4.t Jlat ' iAii.tati, eMci uJu4 , 1. " LARRy Salisbury, North Carolina 9th District, North Carolina Personalit .mJ energy were Larry ' s two main fortes. His achievements were many and varied. With his slv grin and down-to-earth humor, he brightened manv of our dullest days. He took academics in his stride and ranked with the best. So great is his dependability that many duties, photo- graphic and editorial, connected with this Howitzer have been assigned to him. Never too serious, his opinions and ideas were nevertheless sought by all of us. Since leadership came easy to Larry, he will be well htted for the job ahead of him. aA,l GaldUaell eMalAif, Company H-1 , Sergeant (3); Wrest- ling (4); Weight Lifting Club (3, 1 ),- President; Rifle Expert. " MOOSE " Corpus Christi, Texas 1 4th District, Texas Chief advocate for the independence of the Lone Star State, Moose came to West Point from Texas A. M. The ideal wife, except for his dislike of good music, he was always ready for a rat-race. His ability as an athlete and a scholar along with his personalitv and good humor won him many friends in the Corps and made him the femmes ' delight. Accomplished in sports, efficient in perform.ance of duty, and invincible in argument, Moose possesses the determination and leadership necessary for a successful Armv officer. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Basketball Manager (3); Ring Committee; Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Howitzer (1); Sunday School Teacher (4.. 3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman; Machine Gun Marksman. Company C-?; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Football (4, 3, 1); Monogram (3 1); Swimming (4); Numerals; Ski Club (3, 1 ); Athletic Representative (3); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 205 ■P Company H-2; Corporal (3); Ser- eant (1); Swimmin 5 (4); Fishing Club (3), Choir (4); Rifle Sharp- shooter. Company A-2; Corporal (3); La- crosse (4, 3, 1); Major A (4, 3),- Notre Dame Ball Committee (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. Company B-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Rifle Expert; Mortar Ex- pert; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. ak (loM-e (AaA naH,, 1. " ROLLO " Baltimore, Maryland 4th District, Maryland The system stumped him at first, but it wasn ' t long until Rolo was saying, " That ' s easy, I ' ll look it over in the morning. " With four years of college and a varsity position on Loyola ' s lacrosse team behind him when he arrived, Rollo had little trouble with academics and less trouble winning his major A in lacrosse during plebe year. His personality and interest in things mili- tarv contributed to his success at the Academy. They will undoubtedly carry him through a very successful career in the Army. " JACK " Garden City, Long Island, New York 1st District, New ' ork Fulfilling an old and ardent desire. Jack finally gained entrance to West Point. Being very adept in the use of poopsheets, he had verry little trouble with the Academic Department. His swimming prowess made him a main- stay of the Company H-2 swimming and water -soccer teams. Always ready with a cheery smile or a helping hand, he has made the West Point rocky- way more bearable and pleasant. His common sense and keen insight into human nature shall insure his success as an Armv officer. a ne4, licufle eMa ntf,taH.f Qn,. II ■BLACK RUFE ' Amherst, Massachusetts 2nd District, Massachusetts Although Jim was famous for that sad expression of his, he was prohabh ' one of the best-natured men in the Corps. Not even the frequent periods of unpopularity resulting from some of the guaranteed blind dates he arranged for his vengeful classmates fazed him. He was fairly good in several sports, but he let neither athletics nor academics interfere with his sleep, corres- pondence, boodle-fights, or reading the latest chapter of that magazine serial. In spite of his unfortunate lonely hearts experiences, Jim was well liked by everyone. - 206 . (3);Se. " DICK " East View, New York 25th District, New York CliL-crhil .iiul ix-.ul to liclp, th.it was Dick. A line athlete iaJ a natural hive, he mixed the two superbly, always finding time to coach some goat through a tough writ or to carry the ball on the field. When the going got rough, we could always count on Dick to be right there beside us. The years to come will never change him or his flanker spirit, and the manv tasks ahead will be met and conquered h his winning nature and sincere demand to do the job wel " FRITZ ' ede Uc WilUatn atiafitiaif Humboldt, Kansas 2nd District, Kansas From windy, plains ot the mid-west came this high-stepping flanker, a hurdler by trade. He saw much service with Usmay ' s covey of track stars. This, of course, he did between front circle-ups on the alcove bar and the after-reveille sack sessions. An ardent admirer of any kind of music, he could cut capers as well on the piano as on the cinders. Ahvavs on a never- ending search of the whys and wherefores of anything, Fritz was habituall ' a willing contestant in anv verbal controvers ■ . l fteA, (lender, atiaiiett " BANGALORE " New York City, New York 20th District, New York Academics were a down hill drag, but somehow Elmer ' s last ditch stand always pulled him through. Perhaps this was partiallv due to his powers of spec which were somewhat enhanced by differences of viewpoint with upperclassmen during plebe year. One of his outstanding qualities was an innate desire for neatness which always insured a good personal appearance. If Elmer really wanted to do something, he always managed to find out what It took to get the job done, then he proceeded to the best of his abilit ' . ■K ■ HLv. ' ' a w HiJ ' HT W W ■k.V Br ' ! H H;: H t -H llV pIe a Company F-2; Wrestling (4); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. iM ' gudiBtiis ,.£,£rii Jl ' likcJt ' f Company A-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Supply Sergeant; Foot- ball (4, 3, 1); Lacrosse (4, 3, 1). Company H-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Track (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); RiFle Marksman. 207 m Company C-1 , Corporal (3); First Sergeant (1 ); Hop Committee (4, 3, 1); Golf Club (4, 3); Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Marksman; Macfiine Gunner, 2nd Class. " JIM " An At footsn CoDSci ff e r- ' • m - Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Boxing (4, 3, 1); Track (4); 100th Night Show (3). Company B-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Fishing Club (3, 1); Catholic Choir (4, 3, 1). o-liH. ColUnt aod eMai-tie " JOFHN " Burlington, Vermont Secretary of War John was sjuiJed h - the ide.i that the best things of life are those tor which the struggles are the hardest. Plehe year, no harder for him than for any one else, opened his eves to the truths in Army discipline. Although John spent much of his time on the area during yearling year, he still had time to do extensive studying in his favorite subject, militarv history. First, the background of West Point proved a great attraction, and then the great campaigns of the past made their presence felt. eMciAA,if Bu a4auA.e •BURT ' Washington, District of Columbia Army Spending most of his time keeping one jump ahead of the turnouts probably prevented Bart from becoming a letterman in several sports. His life as an Army brat and then in the National Guard gave Burt a thorough military background, which he used to good advantage. Pet hate was the mispro- nunciation of his name. Always seen at the hops, his social prowess earned him a host of true friends who will be sorry to lose him to the ranks of the Armv. All that knew him state that a verv successful career is destined and deserved. " HERB " Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Secretary of War Swish! With flashing blades Herb cut many a fancy figure eight on the ice of Smith rink, his headquarters for his three years at West Point. He treated academics very lightly, but gave his tenth-hungry wives a perpetual half hour of late lights as the company clerk. Herb ' s background and maturity made him fit well into cadet life. His steadiness and maturity will lead him on a lifelong path of success. When Herb came to West Point, it was medicine ' s loss and Armv ' s gain. 208 a, ne4, JUat d eMat den Berkeley, Calilornia Senatorial " JIM " An Arin - hr.ir, but none (he less ,i true C ' .ilitonii.ui, Jim followed his father ' s footsteps to West I ' onit .inJ hetc worked hard to do his adopted state justice. C ' .onscientious and persevering to the last, he was still able to find time for plenty of baseball and his share of hops. Jiiii will make the best kind of an oliicer in any branch, for he has the qualities that will carry him successfully through thick and thin. His many friends will testify to that. Ra t-e t S a l eMaif,e4. 24th District, Pennsylvania " BOB " Windber, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania can justly be proud of its favorite son. He was equally at home on the dance floor or at the top of his mathematics sections. Bob ' s athletics at West Point were confined to swimming and football, at which he had a great deal of success. Bob began to feel the urge for the military in his yearling year, and became very interested in tactics. He spent a great deal of time on the subject so that his officer ' s record will be as outstanding as his cadet record. " RAND ' " Danville, Virginia 5th District, Virginia Out from Dixie ' s tobaccoland came Randv to spark up our life behind West Point ' s grav walls with his genuine laughter, original wit, and noble sense of humor. He distinguished himself in many ways during plebe year, but probably his major achievement was his exceptional work on the diamond. Never eager, nor indifferent, he hit a happy medium and refused to be domi- nated by Boys ' Towns law-enforcement agency. Our pull would have been a lot tougher here had it not been for our boy from ' irginia. 0- Company B-1 ,- Sergeant (1 ),- Basket- ball (4, 1); Baseball (4, 1); Weight LiFting Club (3,1),- Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. Company B-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ),- Baseball (4),- Rifle Marks- man; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. • 1- Hi: " " " Company H-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Supply Sergeant; Fool- ball (4, 3, 1); Numerals (4); Major A(3, 1);Choir(3). 209 Company H-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Supply Sergeant; Stars (4, 3); Swimming (4, 3, 1); Mono- gram (4); Academic Coach (4, 3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter. ' HEINI Company C-2,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); First Sergeant; Polo (4); Rifle Sharpshooter. lave a Company C-2; Corporcl (3); Ser geant (1 ); Ski Club (1 ); Rifle Marks ed,d,e etUea Jiea U t " JESS " New Orleans, Louisiana Senatorial Born in Alabama, raised in New Orleans, and at home anvwhere, Jess was the typical southerner. Ready to have fun and able to take a joke were two of Jess ' main characteristics. However there were others, the most impor- tant of which were his sincerity to his work and his reliability in doing a job. Athletically inclined, Jess could make a good showing for himself in any sport. Just as he has succeeded in his boyhood dream of graduating from West Point, he will succeed in the future. R,oJ).e t n,aHjci± eMeae-tiM-enxie " HEGGIE " Colorado Springs, Colorado Secretary of War Tt) some the God ' s give many gifts, and Heggie was among the chosen few. Blessed as an athlete, a student, and a soldier. Bob gave to West Point what others have taken away. Some men made good wives, others made good friends; but Heggie represented the combination. Reared in a background of military tradition, his crowning ambition was to live and perpetuate tlie ideals of West Point. His high sense of duty tempered with his keen sense of humor gave him a solid foundation on which to build his Army career. i|i i d nui QuA, eMeuM- o-i uteA. " RUSTy Kosciusko, Mississippi 4lh District, Mississippi Not too long ago, a good natured lad from Mississippi sauntered up to West Point to receive the usual hearty greeting of the beast detail. But Rusty was not phased in the least by this nor any subsequent barrages. He could have easily worn stars but for his difficulty in language. However, he was never one to studv much. His afternoons were usually spent playing polo, dragging, sacking, or reading a magazine. Rusty has the traits of a good officer, and he should do well in the Army. i . (J 210 J[!.aun,e tce. JlatuA. eMe ii e.ni Athens, Wisconsin 7th District, Wisconsin A tour at the Uni crsii ot Wisconsin g.n ' C Hcinic the inertia th.it piishcJ hiin through the Academy with units to burn. The instigator of tnany a rat- race, he was good-natured, carefree, and generous — the ideal wife. His only bout with the Tactical Department didn ' t ruflle him, but many a plebe will long remember the event with satisfaction. His mature outlook, persever- ance, and hard punch promise him an outstanding career. He always will have a facility for doing a job better than expected. Ranald eM aiio-M. tJiende o i " LEON ' Council Bluffs, Iowa 7th District, Iowa Shaking the str.uv out i)t his h.iir, this quiet farm lad crawled into the stage coach and came East. Arriving at the Point he put away the familiar six shooter and took up a slip stick. With never an academic worry, cadet life was an enjovment to him whether dragging on weekends or playing hard at sports. Almost any night you could find Leon, books untouched, pipe in one hand, pen in the other leisurely dispensing with his important corres- pondence. We will never forget him as a classmate superb. " JIM " PoKland, Oregon Senatorial For three years we attempted to figure out whether Jim spent the most time reading magazines, shooting the bull or sacking. He was probably the only plebe ever to read a thousand page novel in the first two weeks of beast bar- racks. Endowed with an exceptional mind for things mechanical, he was continually tearing up the radio, his slide rule, or our corn popper. Never greatly awed by his studies, he managed to stay well above par in tenths. As an officer he will seldom fail to make the right decisions at the right time when the going is rough. Company B-2; Pistol (1); Fishing Club (3); Skeet Club (1); Chess Club (1); Rifle Marksman. Company D-2; Sergeant (1), 100th Night Show (3, 1). Company E-2; Corporal (3); Set? geant (1); Camera Club (1); Sk ' Club (1); Squash Club (1); How- itzer (1); Rifle Marksman. 211 Company C-1 ; Corporal (3),- lOOlh Nish ' Show (4); Color Line (3); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun Marksman. Company G-2; Sergeant (1 ); Soccer (4, 3, 1); Monogram (3); Pistol (4, 3, 1); Numerals (4); Minor A (3); Camera Club (3, 1); Chess Club (4); Rifle Expert; Machine Gun Marksman. Oa ned. iniluiA, cMen.Le.ni Fairmont, West Virginia Secretary of War Herb IS ;i luuiiati bcint in every sense of the word. Changing circumstances, hard rimes, anxious moments, and knocks here and there did not change his basic friendliness nor good nature. There was nothing overbearing, nothing obscure, nothing cynical about him. He was straight-forward and natural in all his associations, and never failed to say what he thought. The very words he spoke reflected his open and truthful nature. He could always find time to help a fellow out, while his own class standing evidenced ample self-sufficiency in academics. Hjf ed a en e)4e na t, 1 1 ■SCRATCH ' St. Louis, Missouri 11th District, Missouri This versatile lad from the birthplace of the blues drummed, trumpeted, sang, and sketched his way through the hardships of the West Point routine. When not on the soccer field where he so diligently spent three years, Alf could be found slinging lead on the pistol range. Reserved, even-tempered, and capable, Alf managed to keep above the goats and two jumps ahead of the Tactical Department. He never failed to share his all. A genial extrovert and a heartv enthusiast, Alf ' s friends were as numerous as his abilities. Company A-1 ; Sergeant (1); Weight Liftins Club (4, 3, 1); Pistol Expert; Rifle Marksman. A to ntvff inEni asih |cns Icaiu JH eJl OUiUe cMen.o- " AL " New Orleans, Louisiana Secretary of War Not content with one plebe year, Al came here tor his second from . M. I. After winning stars at V. M. I. he ranked in the first hundred of his class here. Not being a natural hive, Al had to work hard to reach this goal. His Louisiana accent could be heard ringing through the halls when he couldn ' t work a problem. He could be foimd running in the hills or working out in the gym alm.ost every day of the year. He will go far as a leader of the douffhbovs. 212 ' n m I I (laLe McKili,e.H. e io-i , 1 1 " BUCK " Dalton, Georsia 7th District, Georsia A loyal southerner, Buck was a quiet roomipace who nevertheless loved to argue about current problems. Constantly on the defensive against the Academic Department, he studied much and made first sections in English, Historv, and German. His reserved manner and the seriousness with which he strived mark him as a hard and conscientious worker, an essential in a good soldier. Tactics and military history were sub- jects that held his interest even through two-hour lectures. We can expect to hear more of Buck in the future. Company B-1 ; Ski Club (3),- Debating Society (3, 1); Catholic Chapel Acolyte (1). I Ws. " DOC " Hartinglon, Nebraska 3rd District, Nebraska With four long vears of college behind him before entering the Point, Doc had little difficulty in adapt- ing himself to this life. Laboring many long hours to help some of his classmates realize his motto ' of " Don ' t spec it, hive it, " he was personally responsible for getting and keeping them out of academic troubles. His quick smile, earnest sincerity, genial affability, and readiness to help a friend in need made him an ideal roommate and a popular classmate; and will never leave him without friends. Company B-1; Corporal (3); Squash Club (1 ); Rifle Marksman. Sia«y a nel uUu.i, cMe,if,ina i " JIM- Menard, Texas 21st District, Texas Although James made his mark at the Academy as a soldier, a scholar, a chess player, and an athlete, we will remember him best as a good friend. His willing- ness to help his classmates, and with his innate cheer- fulness made him a fine associate. He was respected and admired because of his fairness, good judgment, and conscientious performance of duty. He was effi- cient because of his understanding and perseverance, and a good companion because of his personality. Jim has all the attributes necessary to assure his suc- cess in his chosen career. Company G-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Chess Club; Rifle Marks- 213 Company G-1; Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1),- Rifle Marksman. Company F-1 ; Rifle (3, 1 ). aold eMit i4. Mountain Lakes, New Jersey 5lh District, New Jersey D.i c possessed chc two qualities cssciui.il in a t;ooJ fooiiiinate, Jepend- ahilitx- and lo -aIt -. It could never be said that he was lacking in humor. He was alwavs faithful to his O. A. O. as well as to his studies, which his academic standing showed. He could always be counted on for help when the goats were struggling for tenths. Dave will long be remembered hv his associates while at West Point and will be a credit to the Arm ' ground forces. Our worries are ahva s fewest when we let Dave do it. Company D-2; Corpora! (3); Rifle Marksman. Q U.efili Qlta4nLen.laiti. Jiill -JOE ' Secretary of War Springfield, Illinois Joey was an Armv brat who kntd the Army fervently and life ardently. To Joe, life was meant to be lived, and he lived it, even though it meant an occasional skirmish with the T. D. Joe ' s ability to live easily, to thoroughlv enjoy each part of life as it came along, and to achieve the maxim.um results with a minimum effort aroused the gracious envv of those who knew him. Joe was alwavs willing to do his part, to carry his share of the load, and to lighten the burden of a classmate. ilirH oik siimi (lalf e. JlaiUl afidlmai f . " ROLFE " 9lh District, Virginia Clinchco, Virgin:. Two vears of previous college education in old Mrginia enabled Rolfe to keep the public well-informed through his countless letters. A talent in evervthing including music, an easv-going nature, and the ability to master anv situation made him a popular and successful cadet. However, the Aca- demic Department never fulh- appreciated his latent aptitudes. His quick wit and endless humor, which was manifested at the color line of Popolopen, made the cold, grev walls much warmer for all who were luckv enough to know him. 214 ' 4 . ;h: .to- l alp-U Mae. eMituna i ' BUDDY " Selma. Alabama 4th District, Alabama Old Buddy never permitted the Academy to fluster him. Typically Alabaman vere his speech, manners, and habits, and not even beast barracks could effect a change. Academics rivaled athletics during his cadet career, but he improvised somewhat on goat policies and managed to squeeze in his share of fun. In his three short years at the Academy Ralph lent to his classmates a way of life which was hospitable and completely at ease. Easily troubled he complimented others bv seeking their advice. He was quiet, unas- suming, sincere, and dependable. Company A-1 ; Corporal (3); Lacrosse (4); Basketball (4, 1); Handball (1),- Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Ko-aeyU 2 lad eM-ifX ' p.e " HIP " Hunlinston, West Virsinia At Large Always happy, even at reveille, the sincerity of Hip ' s smiling face and his endless good nature were only ex ceeded by the intensity of his red hair. Never in debt to the Tactical Department nor the Academic Board, he divided his athletic ability between the gridiron and the boxing ring. Always thoughtful of the other man, he found innumerable true friends throughout the Corps and could always be counted upon to enter wholeheartedly anything he undertook. This West Mrginian will be a valuable asset to any branch he chooses to serve. Company C-1 ; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1); Football (4, 3, 1),- Numerals (4); Monogram (3); Rifle Marksman. KuAxe vt ( atw.an,aL tJi o Jlae4. " RUPE " Spartanburg, South Carolina Senatorial It has often been said that the stage lost a great come- dian and wit when Rupe entered the Military Acad- emy. Early in his cadet career he endeared himself to the hearts of his classmates and the upperclass by his long grin, short smirk, chuckle, sequence. Always ready for an argument it might be said that: " . . .in arguing too he owed his skill, even though vanquish- ed he could argue still. " He was also endowed with a refreshing sense of humor, a contagious love for the jazz, and an insistence upon logical reasoning. Company D-1 ,■ Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); First Sergeant,- Fishing Club (1); 100th Night Show (4, 3, (1); Dance Orchestra (4, 3, 1 ),- Plebe Smoker (4); Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 215 Company C-1 ; SetgcanI (1); Polo (4); Rifle (3); Fishinq Club (4); Ski Club (3); RiFle Sharpshooter; Machirie Gunner, 2nd Class. Company C-2,- Corporal (3),- Ser- geant (1); Baseball (4, 1); Mono- gram (3); Rifle Expert. ach Ao iftaH, eMo fftoft " HOFF " Maxwell, Texas 1 0th District, Texas J.ick ' s serious and level-headed manner was never rufiled. Even when he received the spasmodic dirty deal in the morning classes he didn ' t return with the usual bellow. His whistling of either one of two peculiar tunes seemed to be as far as he went toward expressing disapproval. His friends could judge by this whistle how the world had been treating him. In the academic field his seeming complacency probably lay in the fact that when the hives could not understand it he could, jack is never caught short. ' " jf Company D-2; Sergeant (1 ); Fishing Club (3); Ski Club (3, 1); 100th Night Show (4,1); Color Line (3); Acolyte (1); Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. a4.ep.U e affieA. s all ftaH. " HOMER " Washington, District of Columbia 4lh District, California California! What a land! What women! Thus went the battle cry of easv going Joe as he gingerly stepped through the gates of West Point; thus still goes his enthusiastic cr -. From the ranks of khaki to ranks of grev came Joe, a product of Fort Scott. Refusing to let life ruffle him, neither pressure from the Academic Department nor an occasional foray by the T. D. broke his nonchalant stride. Always ready for a good time, a ball game, or a joke. Homer was trulv one of the bovs. Dftc 1 k acnr lorli list 3 « 216 eMan-O-la. a4t(U± eMo- aH. " HAL " Wakefield, Massachusetts 7lh District, Mass. A fun loving Irishman from Boston College, Hal took academics in stride and devoted his main attentions to rat-racing, liandball, and the sack. Be- cause of his easy-going manner, he was never more than one step ahead of the Tactical Department, but seldom did he fall behind. His personality and efficiency will be an invaluable asset to his care er and will help to make him an abundance of friends wherever he goes. We give you up with regret, Hal, while the Armv claims her own. 1 •i-fe F,-, :-NijklSliowR ■•e ' 1);Mich(Gi Oi Qeo e n,eAz iAaU M a(f,e " MUG " Lexington, Missouri 7lh District, Missouri Determined? That ' s putting it mildly. Mug knows what he wants, and nothing can stop him from being a fine officer. Academics could never be classified among his predominant interests, nor could scholarli- ness be called one of his traits. He was usually to be found trying something new in the way of sports or activities far from his books. Demerits were plentiful for him, but efficiency placed him high on the rank list as well as high in the respect of his classmates. Company E-1 ,■ Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1); Boxing (4); Lacrosse (3); Polo (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1),- Rifle Sharp- shooter,- Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; B. A. R. Expert. atnei. lede Uck eJtolco- nh. ' JIM ' Copley, Ohio 14th District, Ohio This high-flier didn ' t wait for graduation to start pointing for the stars, but began to reach for them from the top of a vaulting pole during his plebe year. In season and out, he pounded the runways striving for that extra foot or half-foot, and usually getting it. Never one to be long embittered by the system, Jim was often brought back from the depths of gloom by a single neat turn of his wit. Life ' s great whirl left him unruffled. He took what it offered. Company E-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); First Sergeant; Track (4, 3, 1); Numerals (4); Monogram (3); Major A (3); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. " BILL " Alexandria, Virginia 8th District, Virginia Throughout his career as a cadet. Bill got along well not only with his classmates, but also with academics. His ever present smile coupled with his innate ami- abilitv and cheerfulness rapidly lay the foundation for lasting friendships. Bill will always play the game, for fun or for higher stakes, with a coolness and de- termination that will be hard to match. In the future he will undoubtedly prove a credit to the tradition that is West Point. Undoubtedly the South Area Senator is headed for big things. Company B-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Swimming (4); Monogram; Camera Club (3, 1); Choir (4, 3, 1): Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun Marksman. 217 K w Company F-1 ; Corporal (3),- Ser- Seant (1); Rifle (4, 3, 1); Glee Club (4, 3); Camera Club (4, 3), Model Airplane Club (4); How- itzer (4); Pointer (3); Mortar (3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. Company H-2, Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Fishing Club (3); Camera Club (3, 1); Howitzer (1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. QmjO- d Men-UU Jialden,, jn,. " GIF ' Elgin, Secretary of War Gif came to the Corps tresh from an R. O. T. C. unit, and truly showed that he was a good soldier. A true hive he was; and in every task he did his best, a quality he will ahva s put forth in any duty. Gif was always ready to lend a helping hand, .ind his friendship will never be forgotten. His ambi- tion to succeed makes us sure that he will go far in his chosen branch, and ve hope that he always has the best of luck in all his undertakings. o-lui Jie en.t cMold ud(f,e. " JERRy Carmel, California 14th District, New Jersey Forsaking his studv of medicine .it Dartmouth, Jerry, witty and clever, came to West Point and took the work with ease. A typical flanker, he found it easv to read and make characteristically keen observations on the world about him, be it Usmay, Pine Camp, or Popolopen. His knowledge of ships, music, literature, photography, military affairs, and the political sciences astounded us all. A true gentleman and a scholar, our constant friend, Jerry will be long remembered bv all who have known him. Company E-1 ; Sergeant (1 ); Camera Club (1 ); Ski Club (1). " 8IU Bill. class. Paul (laLe- t eMoUoHd, . " SQUIRE " Gastonia, North Carolina Secretary of War A truly dignified Southern gentleman, Paul never allowed yankee atmosphere to dominate his daily life. General Robert E. Lee undoubtedly has nodded his approval from above at Paul ' s consistent and successful efforts to indoc- trinate himself with the ideals of this great soldier. He somehow managed never to wander far off the proverbial ball, and a sense of humor and true value were always obvious in his serious nature. A good roommate, he never hesitated to help a classmate whether in academics or other little hardships of cadet life. 218 ' " itftlMhaelia, U m»tl i,m,m lidlif, Aeel cMalUl " BILL " Mangum, OI lahoma Consressional BUI came to West Point with a high sense of humor, a desire to absorb all that the Academy had to offer, and the natural ability to achieve his highest ambi- tions. The fact that he had ambitions, however, did not prevent his helping many a classmate over West Point ' s rocky academic roads. He came to West Point fitted with an excellent body and a brilliant athletic record, and only a severe knee injury prevented him from becoming one of the outstanding athletes of his class. Company D-1 ,- Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1); Football (4, 3, 1); Track (4); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun Marksman. a nei. 104 211 1 eM ' O-lt " HOLTIE ' Clinton, Tennessee 2nd District, Tennessee Although he was no high ranking hie, Holtie always had a good word for everyone. His respect for the rights of others made him more friends than he could count. He was no engineer having sweated out Spic a couple of times, but what he lacked in the art of spec he made up in common sense. Hailing from Tennessee, the home of some of our greatest men, Holtie promises to carry on the tradition of a great state. T he Armv needs men like Holtie. Company B-2; Sergeant (1 ); Rifle Marksman. " JOHNNY " Sioux City, Iowa Secretary of War The Army was lucky when John came to the Academy because it got one of the best files that the mid-west ever produced. A brilliant track man and an all- around athlete, he ranked high in academics, in natural spooniness, and even higher in personality. He was always ready with an appropriate grind or ready to revive a dying bull-session. Not even the system could depress the high spirit and friendliness which inevitably surrounded him. With such a spirit he will not slow up until he ' s wearing stars. Company D-1; Corporal (3); Sergeant (3); Track (4, 3, 1); Major A (4, 3); Fishing Club (1); Machine Gun Marksman. 219 Oniattdo. eMohaaif,f •BEEP " Wisconsin 9th District, Wisconsin Superior, Beep has been able to master a deceptive art that of appearing to take life easy, even lacadaisically, while in reality efficiently and quietly going about his work. His success can be attested by academic work and his tactics record. Always a top-notch athlete, Beep ' s favorite sport was track. He has appreciated every morsel of humor which was lucky enough to come his wav, and, as a result, has remained imperturbable throughout his career at the Academy. His sincere friendliness will serve him excellently in his future as an officer. Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Track (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. RoJue i Ma ltall cMo ati ■■BOB " Houston, Texas 8th District, Texas Bob never allowed the usual cadet plagues to worrv him. His steady studying kept him on fair terms with the Academic Department, but at times the Tactical Department was at his heels. With an ever-ready wit and a willingness to engage in any kind of a dispute, he made life interesting and enjoyable at the Academy. If he wasn ' t busy with his camera. Bob was alwavs ready to spend an afternoon at the boodlers. He car- ries with him into the service a zeal for the Armv which will ir.ike his ■work interestint;. Company H-1 ,■ Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Wrestling (4); Chess Club (4); Camera Club (3); Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. (lol-efit (lo l) a4oA, i,e " JACK " Cincinnati, Ohio Congressional Alwavs on hand with his uke, Jack could he expected to play Standard Gas at least once a day. Sharing his time between his red-boy and keeping one jump ahead of the T. D., Jack led far from a humdrum existence. Although the oiiicers were amazed by some of his tactical plans at Pine Camp and other places, they couldn ' t help smiling when there w.is a rap on the door and, " Sir, Cadet Horner reports . " He was in everv rat-race, but he somehow managed to keep his academics well above average. Good luck Jack! Company H-2; Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 220 ; ■::Ii:ticai i:.-:(itjJi5pi!tE, •..•.•:hcAaJciiiv. (1 Cinm Clib " HORRIBLE " Washington, D. C. 22nd District, New yorU A stauncli believer in the plebe system, Horrible came to West Point with the determination to make good. After a stormy plebe year on and off the area, Jim came out on top. Almost a literary genius, he dreamed of the day he would prosecute Ogden Nash and Hemingway for plagiarism under the Blue Book, paragraph 13.45- Rigorous methods of study kept him ranking among the hives, truly a help to his wives. Jim went into the Army w-ell prepared and is sure to be among the chosen few. Company F-2,- Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Fishing Club (3); Pointer (3, 1); Howitier (3, 1); Mortar (3); 100th Night how (3, 1 ),- Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. jok t Kelt cM(uUi.eU, jl. ;;;S3:« Las Vegas, Nevada Senatorial The Academic Department didn ' t bother him, the T. D. didn ' t bother him, and cadet rank didn ' t bother him. However, if he mis-bid a bridge game or missed a setup on the basketball court Ike was bothered. His philosophy that all things should be done well, together with his keen sense of humor, ready wit, and good nature, attached him closely to his class- imatcs. Coming to West Point with plenty of experi- ence behind him, Ike is firm in his convictions, yet without stubbornness, and will undoubtedly rise to distinction in whatever he does. Company F-1 , Corporal (3),- Sergeant (1 ). 5 — ofne l4JilUatii, eM(U4j.e " JAyBOW Abilene, Texas At La Jim was a conservative and a thorough gentleman. Amply schooled at Groton, he came to West Point with a noble fondness for the better things of life — his pipes, golf clubs, attractive femmes, and the best that Bacchus could offer. His consuming passion was running, however, and he kept near the head of the pack in cross country and track the year around. Living with Jim revealed his inner nature. Behind his quiet charm and polished manner there was a depth not readily seen. Company C-1; Golf (4); Cross Country (4, 3, 1); Track (4, 3, 1); Golf Club (4, 3, 1 ),- Pointer Staff (4, 3, 1),- Rifle Marksman. 221 eM-e in.u o eixlt eM-i4xiUe i " HANK " Watervliel, New York 1 si District, Geotsia He came to us from Watervliet on the Hudson, where he first started his career in the National Guard. Hank and the math department fought a pitched battle yearling vear, and that is where he got his favor- ite saying, " Now in mv prst yearling vear ... " He is probably the onlv man who ever came back singing from a reveille formation. His inJustrious- ness, efficiency, and firm ambition earn him a place among the ranks of the outstandmg soldiers. Tradition, religion, morals, dutv, honor, and country . . . are all he holds hisrhesr. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Rifle Marksman. at eA. aoidt esUu ne. " HUMM " Fruitport, Michigan Secretary of War Humm hailed from Fruitport, Michigan, one of the smallest towns in the nation. As a student of Morgan Park Military Academy, Class of ' 42, his scholastic record rated him second in his class and the chance to enter U. S. M. A. His diligence and intelligence proved him to be a person of exceptional ability in all things military. As a m,ember of Usmay ' s rifle team, Humm demonstrated his abilitv to use firearms. His interest in weapons made him a crack ritleman on the team. Company A-2,- Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ),- Rifle Team (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman,- Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. livai V iIkid mh. cbo i4JiiUa4n eMauden M ' U.alie.6,f Q . Ill : ' .iorgm V. ■- , i;holisiic iiiiacckiaio .-..line .. s [lie " HUMPH " Troy, New York 29lh District, New York Humph IS an idealist who some day hoped to see his dreams come true. He continually endeavored to build up his mental and physical capabilities tD cope with all conditions. Affable and easy-going, Len made many friends at West Point. His abundance of com- mon sense and other fine qualities will carry him along with his peers and subordinates. The boy who came to us straight from high school is leaving as a man. The Army is fortunate in adding an officer of his calibre to its roster. Company G-1 ; Sergeant (1); Cross Country (4); Track (4),- Weight Lifting Club (4, 3, 1 ); Vice-President; Rifle Marksman. " JIM " Springfield, Missouri 6th District, Missouri jun w.is X ' anderhilt ' s gift fj West Point. He not only lived up to his good ' anderbilt name but surpassed it by hovering over all first sections. Jim was one of the m.ore fortunates who was able to do superior work with a minimum of effort. He was not only a hive, but also an excellent all around athlete. Through- out his stay at West Point, Jim set an example in clean and virtuous living that all cadets admired and attempted to follow. Company G-2; Soccer (4. 3, 1),- Tennis (4),- Baseball (4); Track (4); Debating Club; Fishing Club; Acolyte (3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. ...cs:.-. (licUaid WanA.e i JiunAu " DICK " Warren, Rhode Island 1st District, Rhode Island Dick came from the great metropolis of Warren, Rhode Island. Silent about his past life and just as silent in " this our life, " he nevertheless missed few hops and was always discovering drags for other classmates. Quiet and unassuming, he went his way little disturbed by the noise occurring all around him, vet always forceful and frank in everything he did. Dick was a man of culture and an all-round good fel- low. He was a good student and never let academic work tret him down. Company D-1 ; Sergeant (1 ); Swimming (3, 1 ); Camera Club (3); 1 00th Night Show (4); Color Line (3); Rifle Marksman. 223 Qi ilicn Patn.ic z a4un.le.if, " PAT " Santa Fe, New Mexico Congressional Pat who hailed from New Mexico, brought with him an adventurous spirit which remained with him throughout all his years with us. His sharp wit and logic never failed to stimulate a discussion His work on cartoons for the Pointer was a deciding factor in pulling many of us through the old gloom period. With such a famous name to live up to, Pat will carry on in his own affable manner, making good in any field he chooses. Company A-1; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Pointer (3), 100th Night Show (3, 1). e tia ni t Qu iie.n. M ' i4A.i.eu " BEN " Corinth, Mississippi 1st District, Mississippi Ben, .1 true southerner, spent long hours trying to convince his yankee roommates that it ' s true what they sav about Dixie. In his Mississippi homeland he acquired the rudiments of an engineering educa- tion, a love of music, and an unruffled calm; all three of which served him well in his stormy years at West Point. Possessing a humor and a heart of gold, Ben ' s friendship was — and still is — prized by the many who share it. All in all, he was a good friend and will make a sjood ofhcer. Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. m " LEfT Once Uii h {xUio. gutli, kefoii aH.ald Clnen eMui-eatf " DON " 224 tUlii ' Dm. Minsippi .: IK wk Sm«i(1); " LEFTy Como, Mississippi Secretary of War One i)f the calmer members of the chiss who never had the slightest sign of a storm in beast barracks. Lefty became known for his ability to accomplish anything he tried. Had it not been for the time spent pulling his classmates through the trials of plebe math, he would have worn stars. Besides academics, he found time to use his whipping left arm to advan- ■ tage on the baseball diamond. He also carried on as company honor representative, not to mention his abilities as end on the inrermurder footb.ill te.im. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Baseball (4); Honor Committee (3, 1 ), Ski Club (3, 1 ). :,S3: . " HUTCH " Talbolton, Georgia 4lh District, Georsia JAi;!! ihinigh ihc lite .u the .Xcademy was radically diliercnt from the type of life Hutch had led in the region of the Okefenoke in Georgia, he adjusted him- self surprisingly quickly. This was possible through his ability to gain genuine friendship on first acquaint- ance. There were times during Hutch ' s stay at the Academy when he came into contact with yankees. Often, the vankee was unable to get the exact meaning of Hutch ' s Georgian accent. Even so, the conversa- tion always ended in friendship, for anybody could understand his trulv amiable smile and good fellow- ship. Company A-1 ,- Corporal (3); 100th Nisht Show (4, 3, 1); Color Line (3); Fishing Club (3); Rifle s4arl sman,■ Machine Gun Marks- allojce Qau lzu eMiittdti,, i. " WALLY ' Sumter, South Carolina 2nd District, S. C. Dixie ' s gift to the Military Academy, Wally had the fine characteristics of a true Southern gentleman. Al- ways willing to help out his less brilliant classmates, he more than once saved a fellow cadet from the aca- demic axe. However, the finesse wuth which he domi- nated academics collapsed before the onslaught of the T. D. Busy with extra-curricular activities, he often demonstrated the superior store of knowledge which was his badge of distinction throughout his stay at the Academy. He was an officer of whom his class- mates could well be proud. Company F-1 ,■ Sergeant (1); Football Man- ager (1 ); Chess Club (4, 3, 1 ); Pointer (3, 1 ),- Concert Orchestra (4, 3, 1); Academic Coach (4, 3, 1), Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 225 eil Om-Cf enAiecf, (laLe t aniU iuft, OiJ el 226 " NEIL " Alemeda, California 7th District, California Neil came out of the West with a broad smile and a good nature soon well known throughout the Corps. He is a graduate of the University of California, and has always been interested in a military career. In fact Armv has been his one and onlv thought for a future. His highest ambition is to become a good officer in the United States Army. Neil ' s friendliness and willingness to help a friend in a pinch have won him the respect and friendship of .ill who know him. Company H-2; Sergeant (1); Handball (1). " BOB ' Stanford, Connecticut 4tli District, Connecticut We -ire thankful to Bob for designing our class crest, for three years of artistic interpretations of kaydet life in the Pointer, and for his seemingly uncannv ability to transform buckets of paint into scenery for Hundredth Night Shows. Besides his artistic pur- suits he has found time to be a swell athlete, and on weekends to consistently drag pro. Bob is bv nature amiable and is always willing to work for the fur- therance of any worthy idea. Company C-1 ; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1); Football (4, 3); Track (3); Tennis (3); Ring Committee (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Vice-President; Dialectic Society (3, 1); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (4, 3, 1); 100th Night Show (4, 3, 1); Camera Representative (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. a ne udle4 OnXf atn, 1. " JAQ im rem ,- . ' .CIMV .rervfa ■ -nc pur- ;:, inioii ■. - li 3v nature j.xk tor k far- Ke -mtU Jlee Qachi.o i •JACK " Covington, Ohio 4th District, Ohio nsis:-. Amiable Ken Jackson uiidouhtcJU will .iKva ' s be remembered by his classmates for his sincere friend- ship and everlasting practical jokes. His vigorous work with the basketball team and the Pointer stand among his many achievements. Ken ' s dependability and efficiency with which he carried out any assigned task proved that he had the qualities which will make him an outstanding Army officer. His earnest work C n athletics will always follow him and give him added impetus throughout his career as an officer. He will carrv on the traditions of the Corps noblw Company G-1 ; Corporal (3); Cross Country (4); Track (4); Basketball (4),- Basketball Man- ager (3, 1 ); Pointer (4, 3, 1 ); Circulation Man- ager; Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner 2nd Class. eO ' l e catlel ac zd,a t " JACK " Many, Louisiana 8th District, Louisiana Jack was a tall, lanky son of the South and with his characteristic good humor and common sense he be- came a true son of West Point. During his plebe year he caught more than most of us from the upperclass and any trouble the uppers didn ' t give him the Aca- demic Board did. Yet with courage and plenty of poopsheets he beat out the foundation list. With the fine qualities he had before entering West Point and with the many he has developed here, Jack will be- come a fine officer and a credit to his class. Company A-1 ; Ski Club (3). WalteA, Jl ie i at ella " JAG " Quantico, Virginia 8lh District, Illinois Jag is a Marine Junior whi) has lived in more different spots outside the United States than many of us have inside. He came to the Academv bv wav of Guanta- namo Bay, Cuba; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; and finallv Annapolis. Walt ' s spare time was spent with one of his two loves, either fencing or femmes. Walter ' s perseverance and tenacity, as well as his loyalty to the military service, will carry him a long way; and his friendly spirit is sure to make him popular with his men and his superiors. Company G-1; Fencing (4, 3, 1); Notre Dame Ball Committee (4, 3, 1); Weight Lifting Club (1); Acolyte; Rifle Marksman; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. 227 5c «c Mon,a t canei. " BERNIE " Baltimore, Maryland 2nd District, Maryland His abilirv to win friends and his qualities of leadership made Bernie an outstanding cadet. While at the Academy his determination to make good was surpassed only by his desire to help others; in addition, he possessed a personality that brought him to the front in all his activities. A natural talent for hard work combined with a devotion to duty are but two of his manv attributes. The Academy ' s loss will be the Army ' s gain because he has all the qualities of a good leader and an excellent officer. WiUia (lal eni jaA,n,eUr i. " BILL " Springfield, Tennessee 4th District, Tennessee Although disillusioned m the devious ways of beast barracks, Bill made up his mind that the Tennessee brand of common sense was more than a match for anything West Point could throw his way. Proceeding straightforwardly, he took it all in stride and excelled in all that he met. Having a sense of humor that was quick and to the point. Bill never succumbed to the gloom periods. An individualist who did his own thinking, Bill managed to weave in with the calculus a kind consideration for those around him. 11 " RUPE " Chapel Hill, North Carolina 6th District, North Carolina That first cold winter Rupe discovered that West Point wasn ' t like North Carolina. Having become accustomed to northern rigors, however, he settled down to work hard at the tough academic schedule. Rupe always had his best smile ready; perhaps that was one of the reasons he dragged pro so often. Whether it was on the dance floor, in the classroom, or in the field on maneuvers, Rupe always seemed to have command of the situation. His confidence and sincerity made Rupe one of the best friends anyone might have. ttd n k iis w Company E-1; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Nu- merals (4); RiFle Marksman. 228 Company A-1 ; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Pistol (4, 3); Numerals (4); Lacrosse (4); General Com- mittee. I «Na«Cit(ii cfsstwiiii ' ilitcNorili ■ ■ ' ■ ' mm,k . Raft always k Jrafjeii - ■ I, or in the ;:,£ iitiiation. jiVOKInigllt ■ ' :.:■ ' !, 1); Company G-2; Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1); Football (4, 3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marksman. Company C-2, Sergeant (1); Radio Club (1), 100th Night Show (1); Orchestra (1), Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company G-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Nu- merals (4); Ski Club (1); Rifle Marksman. (licltciA.d O em ett " DICK " Baltimore, Maryland 2nd District, Maryland Dick w.is ail easy going goat who touiiJ tune to toss a lacrosse ball and make the rounds of the hops. He hazed his wives, laughed with his class- mates, proved to be a good man on the beast detail, and his blind drags were always pro. Since he was not the star tvpe, he always got late lights for his wives. 1730 hours ahvavs found him arguing with someone as to whether or not he was going to split his pint of ice cream two ways. eA,i.e M enn.u alt4 i.o- 4th District, Maryland " JOHNNY " Baltimore, Maryland Jov in strength was handsome Johnn - ' s motto, for this trim, powerful end of the Army team always kept himself happy by his participation in all types of physical exertion. Johnny never really pushed any of the star men, for he was more engrossed with consistent dragging along with other numerous activities. His happy character will always be remembered, and even though he was usually content with the general solution to match problems, it was certain that he would have all the solutions to life ' s prob- lems, large or small. O.lt4 eMe. lA4f 0-llH4Xi t, 1. ■JOHNNIE " Allendale, South Carolina Three years in the North have not affected Johnnie ' s southern personality and winning ways. Graduated from the University of South Carolina, he is equally at ease in discussions about good music or the sciences, as he is in a bull session. All who heard Johnnie ' s boogie woogie at Camp Popolopen can testify to his superb ability at the piano. Moreover, he can carry on conversation equally well in French and English. His understanding of people, social education, and common sense will make Johnny well re- membered bv all who know him. 229 «MM McuxAVLcU 0. aknd.a i, n,. ■ " MO " Wahiawa, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii Hawaii " H.iw.iii, lust, l.isc, and always! " . . . rliat was Mii ' s creed when he entered and when he left. He was owner of a great love for life and a summer on the area couldn ' t dampen it. Academics were no hurdle . . . they left him plent of time for coaching in three subjects, plus some football and basket- ball. Yearling Christmas he found his love, and started counting the hours to graduation. Kahuna w.is .i man of extremes. Alternately, he could be gloomv and exuberant. But his love for life always won. i (licUaA,d eMa o-ld o-Uni,a i •ZOOT " Beaumont, Texas 2nd District, Texas A quiet man with a keen brain, Zoot created quite a sensation when he turned out to be one of the most adept men on the dance floor. He was full of surprises, this hive without the complex. He will go far in whatever job he is given, but to his associates that will not be unusual. Being quite ver- satile, Zoot just wasn ' t the type to miss a trick. He was at home wherever he happened to be, from the weight lifting room to his tac ' s boodle fight. R,a en, Jlundee aU ti.a t " ROG " Fairmont, Minnesota 2nd District, Minnesota Rog was no exception as a possessor of the characteristics inherent in all Minnesotans. His versatility was manifest in his vast knowledge of classical music, his choice of words d ' excellence, and his athletic ability as shown by his outstanding performances on the lacrosse field and basketball court. Possessing a gifted talent for designing, Rog was elected to the crest com- mittee and was influential in much of its work. His genuine ability and common sense will take him far in his career as an Armv officer. Company G-2,- Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1); Lacrosse (4, 3); Ring Committee (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. ill, we Iltijiiie isalik Company A-1 ,- Football (4, 3) Basketball (4, 3); Track (4); Nu- merals; Academic Coach (4, 3, 1 ), 230 Company D-1 ,- Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Battalion Supply Offi- cer,- General Committee,- Election Committee; Weight Lifting Club; Rifle Marksman. I Company G-2; Corporal (3), Fish- ing Club (3), Ski Club (3), Rifle Marksman, Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company A-2, Corporal (3), Ser- geant (1); Gymnastics (4),- Track (4); Camera Club (3, 1),- Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Glee Club (1), Fishing Club (3, 1), Choir (4, 3, 1); Ath- letic Representative (1). ieA-noAa. Cduo-l i Qo-lm i. uct " BERNOULLI Minneapolis, Minnesota 3rd District, Minnesota Tlie Norsk — a true son of Minnesota. His dignity and reserve in public gave hull a good background for his deep but pleasant personality. Once we knew him, we forever liked and respected him as a true friend and a loyal brother. The quiet but jolly humor fitted well his resolute endeavors. Never a hive, good hard work put him up in his class. A good Army is made from men of his caliber, and Bernoulli will have a lot to do with the making. Aljjied eMe4tde i,o- i o-t e4. " AL " Mt. Holly, North Carolina 11th District, North Carolina Even in the putting-out echelon of beast barracks, A. H. understood the meaning of West Point ' s plebe and demerit systems. Despite his almost pain- ful sense of duty (the rest of the fourth class took their cue to begin dressing when he headed for ranks) Al was never without a smile. One of the hiviest of goats, he always managed to keep a respectable distance ahead of the academic department. Fired by an indomitable rebel spirit which flares up on occasions, he is well on the vay to lofty goals. fied u, e te, o tei. " EFFIE ' Ottumwa, Iowa 5th District, Iowa Fred was a shining light at the meetings of the after supper A Companv choir and a ready hand for any bull session. He was naturallv hivev and always willing to lead the goat by the horns through the maze of academic pitfalls. Being one of those who knows the value of the sack, he was, how- ever, not so addicted to it that he felt inherent disgust for the gvm. Fred was never horrified by the worst that the Master of the Sword could offer. 231 Qeo e S. (uteA., " G. S. " Miami, Florida 8(h District, Indiana George, after a lifetiine on the Florida beaches and a year ' s worth of fall out at Purdue University, entered the Academy. To him the super-militarism of our college presented a new and doubtless startling aspect. There were always too many things to be done, but like the rest of us he soon succumbed to the routine. From a military standpoint, perhaps the greatest lesson of his West Point career was the learning of the hazards of night operations during yearling summer at Camp Popolopen. cMoAaeu Caap-e San-ed. " TOM " Trenton, New Jersey 4th District, New Jersey Coming to West Point straight from prep school, Tom showed that he had plenty of what it took to make the grade. The most striking thing that we noticed was his mechanical inclination, and it took several months for us to discourage his ideas of taking our radios and razors apart. If he aids our country as much as he ruined gadgets, he ' ll justify our faith in him by becom- ing a fine and valiant officer. He knows what he wants, and Tom ' s the man who ' ll get it. aliH, eMdAold anel " SHADRACK " Buford, Georgia atorial Jonesy came to the Point from Georgia with boundless energy and unending vitality, which was a constant source of unpredictable and out-of-this-world escapades. Shadrack rea lly believed his wail to the gods that, " I ain ' t got a chance. " His sense of humor and uncontrollable smirk could always be relied upon to brighten up the more mundane side of cadet life. His deter- mination to make a place for himself carried him up through the ranks to West Point and will return him to the service as an even better officer. Mm Lim ' v i iticf ttivor Company F-2; Sergeant (1); Pistol (4); Polo (4); 100th Night Show (4); Pistol Expert, RiFle Marksman,- Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 232 Company D-1,- Sergeant (1),- Cross Country (4, 3, 1); Minor A (4, 3); Track (4. 3, 1),- Major A (4),- Rifle Expert; B. A. R. Expert; Machine Gun Marksman. Company F-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Soccer (4); Choir (4). £ Company H-1 , Track (4, 3), Ski Club (4, 3, 1), Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Fishins Club (3), Rifle Marks- Company B-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Fencing (4 3, 1 ),- Minor A (3, 1); Ski Club (4); Academic Coach (3), Rifle Sharpshootei; Ma- chine Gun Marksman. Company E-2, Corporal (3), Ser- geant (1); First Sergeant; Football (4, 3); Numerals (4),- Monogram (3); Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Monogram (3); Rifle Marksman. " LARRy Lincoln, Nebraska 1 st District, Nebraska Larrv was able to find a silver lining in a most untimely beno or a distaste- ful decision of the tactical department. Congenial Larry was amiable with reason, for he believed that a minimum of personal friction would get maxi- mum results in any project. The versatile blond spent his Usmay days play- ing football and lacrosse and sitting in those section rooms where the beauty of things academic is appreciated. His knowledge of how to judiciously mix work and wit will ever stand him in good stead J f at Statn-letf. o-4€ei., . Senatorial, Colorado " RAUNCFH " Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii A Navy Junior from the Hawaiian Islands, Ray came to us with a military background. Active participation in all phases of corps life marked his stay: Track, skiing, red boy, boodlers, hops, and after-taps rat-races were big items. Rav was a potential hive, a firm believer in the plebe system, and evidenced a willingness to cooperate with everyone. An extraordinary story- teller with an unfailing memorv, he could always be relied upon to provide amusement and companionship. He will make an excellent officer in his chosen branch. l4jilUai i lthl ti.o-fi Qo-neA., •BILL " Charlottesville, Virginia 1st District, Virgini Arriving at West Point, a graduate of the University of Virginia, Bill ' s calm personality and cheerful disposition enabled him to take his initial contact with military life in stride. This easy going Virginia gentleman coupled his pleasant nature and winning smile to gain staunch friends and to become a favorite with the femmes. His earnest and driving determina- ' tion placed him high in academic standing and made him a pillar of the fencing team,. His success in the Armv is insured bv his cool efficiencv and devotion to duty. 233 Qlcuuite KitcltiH, ai.ei " KITCH " Scotland Neck, North Carolina 2nd District, North Carolina Kircli c.imc tn the Ac.ulcnn- intent on hecomnit; .ui ollicer. Though deli- iiiteh- not a hle-boner, his faithful application to his duty will serve him well in the Army. His prowess on the baseball diamond caused many a visiting team to go home heavy hearted. His ready smile and good natured manner will always gain him many friends, wherever he finds himself. A staunch Southerner, a true friend, and an able soldier, Kitch was a credit to the Corps and will be to the Arm . QeoA,ae. duCo- ft n Kalile t " PORGE " Carlyle, Illinois 2nd District, Louisiana Although Forge ' s interest in music has kept him happv here he would be happy anywhere. Possessed of rare good humor, this son of Illinois has made the most of West Point. Often found at the gymnasium or the librarv, he kept busy living. Porge had manv trials with the sciences, nearly balanced by a faculty with the social studies, hut he never worried. Easy going, likeable, he had a sterling character that luted him well for the system. These characteristics mark him as .1 lo al classmate, a pleasant wife, and an intimate friend. " FRANK " Arlington, Virginia 7th District, Virginia In ever} ' class at W ' est Point there have been outstanding men, and in ours, Frank was just that. Never bothered by academics, he was always full of boundless good humor and ready with a word of cheer. When some of us felt low, it was Frank who made our lives happy. Coupled with this faculty, his abilities in other fields will send him far along the road to success. From the beginning, he took his place as a leader, and all followed the good ex- amples he set. Company E-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Lacrosse (3, 1); Pointer (3, 1); Acolyte; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. k ■iOHNN ' Frtsifrfl tiibt si Company A-1 ; Corporal (3); Cap- tain (1); Polo (4); Numerals; Base- ball (4, 3, 1); Captain; Major A (4, 3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. 234 Compan y E-2; Corporal (3); Fish- ing Club (3); Choir (4, 3, 1 ); 1 00th Night Show (4); Concert Orches- tra (4); Rifle Marksman. 1 Jl mt, Company B-2; Corporal (3), Ser- Seant (1), Wrestling (4); Handball Club (1 ); Ski Club (1 ), Fishing Club (1); lOOlh Nighl Show (1); Rifle N ' .atksman. Company F-2; Tennis (4); Debat- ing Club (3), 100th Night Shov (4 3). ■ ■;ia:,iiidi!iours, -;.vavi full of -:r:Meo(us •ithisfaculn ' , : I iBCces. From :tollWtillkgO0J ex- Company F-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); 100th Night Show (4, a ui fl x44. Kan Senatorial " JOHNNy Empotia, Kansas Fresh from the Kansas farm, John encountered the West Point type of life without any previous military training. His college knowledge and good Kansas horse sense, used to analyze his subjects and pick out the meat, enabled him to maintain a high class standing and still enjoy the restfulness of his red boy. Likeable, easy-going, and sympathetic, he was extremely conscientious, had an unbending will beneath his easy-going manner, and was one of the best friends a man could have. C dUui i Qadw-i i KeUid a- " ED ' Tallahassee, Florida 3rd District, Florida The influence of the Academy upon Ed ' s individualism has produced for the Army a most capable leader of men. Never intent upon being an engineer, he was nevertheless a master of academics and quite capable of assisting his classmates. Happy-go-lucky, but never indifferent, he carried an air of cheerfulness wherever he went. His ability to ignore trivialities and focus his attention on more important problems will serve him well throughout his career as an officer. Dutv, Honor and Country had a special meaning to Ed. M-etiA,u ( ato-i fCeUuf fi. K " HARRY " Washington, District of Columbia Al Large Harry came to the Academv with a heritage of Armv traditions which is another way of saying he was an Army brat. Travelling throughout the country broadened him socially and mentally. Serious-minded and conscien- tious, he applied his poop-school training and mathematical mind to re- main consistently in upper sections. Easiest man in the Corps to live with, Kelly will always be among friends where there is an Army and where the south Irish are spoken of respectfully. Here ' s to his inevitably successful Army career! 235 Company H-2; Glee Club (3, 1 ); Pointer (3, 1 ); Chorus (4),- Ice Show (4); Rifle Sharpshooter Company F-2; Corporal (3), Cap- tain (1); Regimental Commander; Football (4, 3, 1 ); Major A (4, 1 ),- Basketball (4, 3, 1 ),- Major A (4, 3, 1 ); Tennis (4, 3, 1 ); Captain; Minor A (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (1); Class President; B. A. R. Expert; Rifle Marksman. Company D-1 ; Sergeant (1); lOOlh Night Show (4); Assistant Football Manager (4). daoA. jbo-uxzlaA, Ce 7th District, Oklahoma " DOUG " Jackson, Mississippi Dout;, coming from Ole Miss deep in the he.irt of Dixie, was quick m adapt- ing himself to the system. He was an athlete of the highest rank in many sports and as such was a necessity to Army teams from the beginning. Be- sides engaging in various extra-curricular activities, Doug was also elected president of his class indicating the esteem in which he was held bv his classmates. His friendliness along with an unparalleled devotion to duty made him a true Pointer in everv sense of the word. o ut JlutUen, Ke inedif,, . " JAKE " Florence, Alabama 8th District, Alabama Jake was one of the few Alabamans who didn ' t try to convince evervone that the South won the Civil War. He always had a ready smile and a kind word for everyone. John was a draggoid who took pride in never having missed a hop except for a period during yearling year when he was slugged. Although he was no star man, he never let academics interfere with his time set aside for writing the femmes. He will without doubt go far in his chosen profession. " FACE " Metropolis, Illinois 24th District, Illinois Bart, a true brat .uid .i second generation Pointer, always defended West Point and the Army valiantly in our violent and very frequent arguments. We remember Face for his ever present grin, his thousands of poop sheets, his chewing gum, and his love of all kin ds of fun and good fellowship. Besides dragging persistently, Bart also took part in Company athletics, the Hundredth Night Show, and helped manage the football team. Face could always be found in the midst of any group engaged in enjoying themselves. 236 QeoWiei S o-oJzd. Cet ed. •GEOFF " Washington, District of Columbia Secretary of War . J.ish ot cynicism, a caustic wit, a portion of his personality reserved for iiis friends, and to that add intelligence, poise and the faculty for remember- in(T to the last detail everything he has ever seen or done — there you have Geoff, an Army brat who hails from nowhere in particular and ever) vhere in general. His belief that, " Twenty years from no%v it won ' t seem so im- portant, so why worry, " has enabled him to rise to each and every occasion, and will undoubtedly continue to do so. AicU PaA.k. Ci no. au t •ARCH ' Dallas, Texas 5tli District, Texas Arch gave up the insurance business and Texas to come to West Point. Al- though he quickly forgot insurance and adapted himself to the military routine, he always found time to argue for his native state, especially in mid-winter. His academic record was something to he proud of. However, whenever goats dropped in to get a little help, they usually found him deeply buried in a current magazine or book. His brilliant efficiency, sincere mod- esty, and southern-styled amiability will make him a worthy addition to the reeular Armv. Qltanizi. tsU uua d Ci u ..11 f ' Company F-2; Corporal (3); Ten- nis (3, 1); Golf (4, 3, 1); 100th Night Show (1), Catholic Choir (4, 3, 1); Camp Illumination (4); Mule Rider (1),- Rifle Sharpshooter. ••CHARLIE " Britton, South Dakota 1st District, South Dakota Charlie came to us from the University of South Dakota. Industrious and thoughtful, he was an ideal wife. Neither a hive nor a goat, he was free frona academic worries. Not on a corps squad, Charlie enjoyed swimming, skiing, riding, photography, and the red comforter. His ready smile gained him many close friends in the Corps. Charlie will go a long way with the Army, and the Army will go a long way with him. Our best wishes to Charlie for a happv life in the Army. Company C-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Ski Club (4); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company F-1 ,- Sunday School Teacher (4, 3, 1). HanoS Company D-1 ,- Corporal (3),- Lieu- tenant (1); Rifle Expert. Company G-1 ; Pistol (4); Rifle Sharpsfiooter; Pistol Sliarpshooter. Company B-1 ; Sergeant (1),- Cam- era Club (4, 3, 1 ); Academic Coacfi (3); Rifle Marksman. cMaAA if, Jiaa-e KUu , . " HERR " St. Louis, Missouri Secretary of War How N.ipoleon spent his vouth has become obscured h the dust of time; but it can be supposed that at the beginning of their careers, a parallel could be struck between Herr King and the late Emperor. Harry managed to stand very high in his class in tactics and in his other academics. With qualities characterizing a soldier and a wit, Harry made himself felt most often with cleverness and good humor. Although he may never attain the Hall of Fame, he will certainly be an asset to his profession. i Alat elaneif. Kit ' NAT ' Johnson City, Tennessee 1st District, Tennessee This quiet, unobtrusive Tennessean, an alumnus of three colleges, brought to West Point a thorough understanding of the system, a self-effacing per- sonality, a methodical set of habits, and a level-headed thoughtfulness that insured him of a successful cadet career. Whether probing for Portuguese tenths or putting out in the gymnasium, he always manifested a philosophical outlook on life. He was always capable of getting the very best out of every phase of life. With this as an inherent characteristic, Nat ' s future success was assured. n.ti tci ' i tM ' eti.n44, ClcuKi-ucA ' BUSH ' Elmhurst, New York 2nd District, New York When Frank ran into plebe math, the tenths started taking a beating. Con- tinually pushing the star men, Frank still found time to gain a reputation as an advocate of the red boy squad. Always ready to help his more goatv classmates and share his innumerable fruit cakes, he had no trouble making a large number of friends. Despite an occasional brush with the T. D. during plebe year, he finally got on to the system. His ability to hive out the most complicated problems make West Point ' s loss, the Armv ' s gain. " l 238 Jl ed lOiluam. Cle neni, Qn,. " DUTCH ' Hearnc, Texas Having been a hard working .iiul earnest cadet as well as a generous and jovial roommate, Dutcli was a valuable addition to the Army. Coming to these cold grey walls from the warm lands of Texas, Dutch was at first shocked. However he soon adjusted himself and established himself as a fighting member of the Corps. Academics, tactics, and athletics; he took them all in his Texas stride and well earned those long cherished gold bars. We were glad to claini Dutch as a classmate, and we will be equally glad to serve with him in his career. LARRY " 6th District, Texas o-ii i, K.li na oerwyn, Illinois Senatorial " Aw! he can ' t quill mc hir that! " and " What! riding again? " will ring long and loud in the ears of the Rabbit ' s wives. Always quiet, unassuming, and conservative, Larry demonstrated that the best wav to conquer West Point was to follow the system. His perseverance, r.ict, and sound judgment marked him as excellent officer material for anv branch. Possessing a keen sense of humor, he will always be liked by all his associates throughout the Army. Our best wishes will follow Rabbit wherever he goes. hUUo-4 l4JilUa ttixut K tialitf Q . " AL ' Jacksonville, Florida Secretary of War From an honor school came this veteran of the deep South. Al was always able to stay proficient in academics with a minimum of studying. He prob- ably did as much running as any other man in the Corps as evidenced by his three stars in cross country and track in his yearling year. Al was friendly, easy to get along with, and efficient. He did more than his share of rat-rac- ing; but when he worked he was serit)us and influential, certainly not one to be trifled with. Company G-1; Corporal (3); Lieu tenant (1 ),- Cross Country (4, 3, 1 ) Numerals (4); Minor A (3, 1) Track (4, 3, 1),- Major A (3, 1) Honor Committee; Rifle Marks man; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class Company B-2; Corporal (3); Fish- ing Club (3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Rifle Marksman, 239 II Company A-1 ,- Corporal (3),- Ser- geant (1 ); Handball Club (1); Skcel Club (1); Rifle Sharpshootci,- Ma- chine Gun Marksman. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); 100th Night Show (4); Color Line (3); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun Marksman. Company C-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Football (4, 1); Basket- ball (3, 1); Track (3, 1); Machine Gun Marksman. an, ' CODlt " «ei vor Hiisfr. ' 10 vol), o-lia, acoA Ktu ltt Senatorial " JAKE " Dululh, Minnesota Blessed with diverse innate abilities, Jake also possessed a marked antipathy for excessive physical exertion. Contentedly enjoying life as much as pos- sible, he never let academics interfere with his education. Efficiency and self-confidence, qualities essential to the leader, were his in abundance. His was a friendship we will never forget. This Gopher won the respect and esteem of all in his stav at the Academy, and gave credence to the old adage, " The proof of the puddmg is in the eating. " iui04i. n,ai hii i KH.olle, n,. " FRANK " Houston, Texas 8th District Texas A bright star from the Lone Star State, Frank brought more talents than tales of Texas to the Point with him; and left more friends here than there are Texas legends. M. T. c G. was his field, but he was almost as sharp in Spic as a first section pencil point. A hard worker and a hive, he won a standing in his class that many of us envied. He left the Academy a better place, the better for having produced him — a good student, a good leader, and a srood friend. GltcM d, Cduua a. C tudd tt " CHUCK " Savannah, Georgia At Large With malice toward none, especiallv Nuttv his little known cognomen from darker davs, Chuck had a smile for everyone. We, his wives, can say that we saw him start from bed as " Two minutes sir, " echoed in the hall and manage to reach ranks by assembly. We saw his numerous romances consume boxes of stationery. We also saw a brilliant pre-West Point athletic record eclipsed bv clouds of chalk dust and F equals MA, and we will et see a future dictated by the standards which Chuck set upon the grad- uates of West Point. i 240 Ke t ietU Qean e Cac tel " DUTCH ' Shillington, Pennsylvania Secretary of War Hailiiii; troin Rc.iJini, ' ' i,i the Uiiiversitv of Pennsvh.ini.i, Albright College, et al. Ken gave the Army a break when he stopped studying medicine to come to Usmay. His previous experience in the Army as a flying cadet will undoubtedly be a great help to him in his Army career. Never too goaty to get worried about studies nor too hivc ' to wear stars, he was always a good mixer, a dependable friend and an all-around swell roommate. Best of luck- to vou. Ken. Keep up the good work! ' ed fCacltU, j ' l. " FRED " Washinston, District of Columbia 5(h District, Virsinia During his stay at the Point, Fred was a member of Club 55. As plebes we used to sit around his room and listen to him tell yarns. Even after his first year he would entertain the plebes with his stories. His only worry was that he might not maintain enough altitude to stay in H Company. A more efficient man would be hard to find, and his ability to form good habits will stand him in good stead no matter what branch he chooses. 2ianald atf. Koitle " DON " Bakersfield, California lOtfi District, California Don — a friend whose outward seriousness and calm manner were well bal- anced by his delight in jokes, practical and otherwise. A natural hive, he spent a minimum of rime on academics with a maximum result. His expressed attitude toward any unnecessary physical exertion ( " It ' s too soon after din- ner " ) was belied by the fact that he was the inter-murder teams half miler. He was a master poop sheet artist, reading everything of professional value that came his way. Calm and level-headed, he ' ll hive out every obstacle he meets. t(1); Track Eff ' lS ■Oman " ' atbltt " Company F-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Track (4, 1); Numerals (4), Major A (1); 100th Night Show (4); Hop Manager (4, 3, 1 ), Rifle Marksman. 241 I 1 Company E-2; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1),- Athletic Representative (3); B. A. R. Expert; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. ' • N, Company A-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Fishing Club (3, 1 ); Academic Coach (3, 1); Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Cap- tain (1); Battalion Commander,- La- crosse (4, 3); Numerals (4); Mono- gram (3); Sunday School Teacher (3, 1), Rifle Sharpshooter. allies, ai miiw- ( tjiilt. (licUa 9nMM, Uf, KotliAade " K-RAD " Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Senatorial At graduation, Dick proved to be the man that he should who has stood the ordeals of cadet life. Of course, in spite of all his pleading, the drawing department never returned that one eye taken from him in his yearling year; but with his typical mid-western insight, why should he worry? Despite the machinations of the drawing department, Dick will probably live to be one of our higher ranking friends. This is one boy who is in for keeps; the Armv reallv can use him. WilLeni ae Ko-aai " JOE " 9th District, Texas Rosenberg, Texas Jet oil Joe, although he was often accused of shining overshoes, he disowned this dubious claim to fame. Instead he based his extensive fame on his un- cannv ability to peerlessly predict the unpredictable. His previous college experience and natural ability enabled him to stand high in his class without excessive wear and tear on his textbooks. He was renowned for his level headedness, diverse knowledge, and quiet determination. He will always be admired bv his classmates and will be a real credit to the Army. ilUa fi Qeo e K.n,cU " BILL " Bellevue, Nebraska Secretary of Wat Quiet, thoughtful, efficient — those three words best described Bill Kratz. He took all tasks and worked at them constantly until finished. Although not a strong proponent of the plebe system, its records were his greatest headache as a yearling. He thought lacrosse fascinating and, being a goalie, always had a workout in those half-field rat-races (scrimmages). Women? Not many but those whom he favored with his attentions remained capti- vated — perfumed letters, weekend invitations . . . nufl said. He ranked hi h in academics, and mechanical courses best fitted his talents. 242 ?o e Qo-nAo4t C eAi. " BOB " Portland, Oreson 3rd District, Oreson l.ikc so main dI us, l oh •.ls .1 tnllc disconcerted to lind that West Point is not run on tiie collegiate plan; and he was more than a little inconvenienced bv academics. Nevertheless, he was able to hack his way out of his diffi- culties, and, in passing, developed some strange power over the mess hall waiters. Generous to the nth degree. Bob will make a good officer. And if the world doesn ' t believe that Oregon is a paradise on earth, it won ' t be his fault. R.alp.U SeiieA4.n K. i.tole ixiji, " KRIS " PiltsField, New Hampshire Senatorial Delighting chielly in hazing his wives, Kris was constantly joking and teasing. His ready wit and generosity made living with hin a pleasure, and his quiet, efficient manner handled whatever problems arose. The Academic Department was never able to bother him; and, although he did not do a great deal of studying, he ranked well within the hive group. A year and a half spent in Sweden before entering the Academy gave Kris a broad view- point and made him interesting and informative to talk with. caii JniUanu Cuh -z ' SCOTTY " San Diego, California 2nd District, Pennsylvania The sunset surfers ' gift to West Point, Scotty would rather ride a surfboard than eat. Deprived of waves at the Point, he turned to s kiing for thrills. The Duke was an excellent photographer, a sound sack artist, and a con- hrmed boodle hound. His quick wit and capacity for having a good time made liim the life of any party. The A board and Scotty waged perpetual warfare; thus he became a poop sheet man, with other people ' s poop sheets. An adventurer at heart, he was a good man to have handv. . ,j. Rili foil ' ■■ ' ' " ' oalit, Company H-2; Sergeant (1); Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman,- Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company H-1 ; Election Committee (3); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Rifle Marksman. Company B-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Camera Club (4, 3); 100th Night Show (3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. . .-tS 243 Uut ie u cUia. KuA.eiultt " JACK " East St. Louis, Illinois 22nd District, Illinois W ho w.is he who moaned and groaned and said he wouldn ' t? And yet who was he who always, in spite of his protestations, was ever ready to do his part and more? That was Kusy, the original tough guy with a gruff ex- terior covering a heart of gold. Always eager for a test of wit, original or otherwise, he gleefullv exchanged arguments with anyone who would de- bate a point — anv point. Kusv really shone, however describing predica- ments in which he hoped to find the T. D. Company E-1 ; Sergeant (1 ),- Skeet Club (1); RiFle Mark Company C-1 ; Corporal (3),- Ser- geant (1),- Baseball (4, 3, 1); Nu- merals (4), Major A (3, 1), Rifle Marksman. n,aKii Al{ i t Jia Bo-o-h- ■SLEEPy Chickasha, Oklahoma Senatorial, Oklahoma From Oklahoma, Sleepy brought to the Academy a keen sense of humor and an exceptional ability to get things done with the least expenditure of effort. Taking academics easily in stride, he always had a helping hand for his less hivey classmates. Besides being a mainstay on the baseball pitching staff, he possessed natural ability in football, basketball, and tennis. Quiet- ness and a worked forcefulness combined with intelligent reasoning con- stitute the qualities which predict an excellent future as an officer and leader of men . Company B-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Wrestling (4); Handball Club (1); Academic Coach (3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Marks- " LADDIE " K t ieiU (lalcmd JiadetiAxUiti, Ponca City, Oklahoma 8th District, Oklahoma Congenial, military, and determined. Ken was excellent material for West Point. He had very little difhculty with the Academic Department and usually ste ered clear of the wrath of the T. D. A good swimmer, wrestler, and handball player, he also had a clear, quick-thinking mind, took part in any bull session, and always stood his ground in an argument. He was a conscientious, loval friend and never refused to give his advice; he believed in the Academv and s?ot the most out of it. 244 1 r.T Till, . , r - ' ll ' HiiidUl :-,c Coitk (3); (w-e ( aod ftan Jlahe " ROBIN " Adrian, Michisan 2nd District, Michigan Fat Lake was the target for many jokes but his won- derful sense of humor and quick come backs always brought him out on top. His joviality never failed to dominate everyone whenever he was around. Robin hated storms and he was invariably glad to buck the system. He took academics for what they are worth, but never let them interfere with his rec- reation or athletics. Bob never refused extra dessert or a chance to drag — he could alwavs find room for either. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ),- Football (4, 3, 1); Wrestling (4, 3). " LINC " Logansport, Indiana Senatorial, Indiana From the banks of the Wabash via DePauw University Line came to Usmay College to find life as a Plebe somewhat different. The ease with which he adapted himself is characteristic of this guy who likes to take things in his stride. Not content merely to spec. Line ' s " But why is this so? " often drove his wives to distraction. Whether vocalizing in the shower or boning " muck " in the gym, Line was always on the go. On those lucky enough to know him Line ' s quiet earnestness made a deep impression. Company E-2, Corporal (3); Basketball (3), Handball Club (1 ), Chess Club (1 ),- " K " Com- pany May Day Show,- Rifle Marksman. u. m Qailci,4 td Siule4i, Jia iAlyitU, n,. ■GAR " 2nce, Kansas 1st District, Kansas Gar ' s interests and capabilities were as wide as the plains of Kansas that he called home; — sports, aca- demics, tactics, music, and femmes. Although he had little background for the more technical courses at the Point, Gar consistently mastered them all. With his dependable power of concentration, he ignored the latest fights with his femme, a blaring radio, his roommates ' talk; and maintained one of the highest academic rankings in his class, Gar ' s determination and ability to think for himself should insure success to him in the Armv. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1); Stars (4); Chess Club (4, 3); Debating Club (4); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Advertising Manager,- Concert Orchestra (4, 3); Cadet Orchestra (3); Rifle Marksman,- Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 245 Hr Company E-1 ,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Fishing Club (3, 1),- Ski Club (3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Howitzer (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. " SHADY " Bee Spring, Kentucky 2nd District, Kentucky Not without rc.ison does he wear the name of Shadv, even if it does rhyme with Lane. From the day this son of Kentucky first set foot on West Point soil, pranks — some practical and many not — have issued forth. Next to carrying on an ever-faithful correspondence and narrating tall tales of the Kentucky hills, Ed ' s fondest hobby was photography. Beneath this external playfulness, his spirit of diligence evokes the admiration of his friends and is sure to make both Kentucky and the Armv justifiably proud. Company G-1 ,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Track (4, 3, 1); Major " A. " Company H-1 ,- Wrestling (3); Fish- ing Club (3), B. A. R. Expert; Rifle Marksman. Pltilin. j[le44J.ii. jUat ' tA t " PHIL " Missoula, Montana Senatorial, Montana Here is a smgular bit of Montana timber. If there was anything this Western chap excelled in, it was friendship; if there was anything he liked above all else, it was fair plav. Phil ' s joys were his daily letters from Betty and clip- ping the clouds with record pole vault heights. In his quiet, unassuming manner Phil gave weight to everything he said. Quite proficient in studies and a military man when necessary, he always manifested a deep under- standing of human nature and a wealth of common sense. 2uenti4 CUaniei, Jia, P ad " QUENT " Sandusky, Ohio 13th District, Ohio ' ariously called Quent, L. P., and Q. C, he was a good-natured lad from Ohio. Never lived a cadet who could hx, repair, or other vise totally de- molish more clocks, radios, lamps, and typewriters durin ' one evening ' s C. Q. And then there was his amazing aptitude for draggin ' . He someho v managed never to be without a femme. He ' s a veritable dynamo of energy and has seen and done more than most six guvs — whether at West Point or the village, during the gloom period or on furlough. 246 1 m A eM ' OA. ' io Jlanizi ' LARK " Senatorial, Delaware Washington, D. C Up from Georgetown, the Kid has proven himself a hive. Except for his siestas between reveille and police call, he has continued to be a hard and conscientious worker. He never beat the T. D. and, in turn, lost that valuable yearling weekend. His readiness to help, his continual drive, and his amiable manners, clearly mark him as a successful officer. As a wife — incomparable; as a wit — unbearable. As an officer, his quiet efficiency and know-how will mark him throughout a very promising career. Company F-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Lacrosse (3); Pointer Representative (4, 3, 1 ); Camp Illumination (4); Rifle Sharpshooter. " NORM " Roxbury, Massachusetts 11th District, Mass. Norm never could sav " battle " in one s liable, but " bat ' l " or " ba-ul " he will always be in there with his share of it. His unparalleled friendliness, his ready smile, and his untiring vitality made him outstanding in our class. Not too hivey, he took his work con- scientiously and studied hard. We are all proud to say " He is my classmate. " This type of man ' s ability will not be denied and he is destined for a colorful and successful career, whatever his branch. The best of luck. Norm. Company A-2; Hockey (4, 3, 1); Numerals; Minor A; Chess Club (4). J4i oii t uU ia J!.cuun.e tce ■JACK " Pomona, Kansas 2nd District, Kansas " Oh, East is East, and West is West, " and daunting both Horace Greeley and Rudyard Kipling, Jack came eastward as a one-man army of good will to brighten the daily lives of his classmates. He was a literal practitioner of the Rubaiyat, and the leader of all congenial songfests, both on the stoops and at Popo- lopen. A hard-working reliable of the Pointer sports staff. Jack proved himself by his own sparkling ability on the basketball court. A friend of every man he ever met, he counseled, and followed it himself. Company H-2; Baseball (4),- Fishing Club (3); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. 247 mum ■p «XI — -u Company B-1 , Coiporal (3); Ser- geant (1), Camera Club; Fishing Club; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; Rifle Marksman. Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Football (4); Hockey (4, 3, 1); Baseball (4). a ' ie ' p,U e tia t Jled a " HONEST ABE " Covington, Kentucky Congressional Coming from Kentucky, Joe li.ul to convince everyone that there was some- thing in his state hcsidcs mountains and moonshiners. Besides acting as a onL-ni.in ch.inij-icr o( commerce from God ' s country, Joe did all right for limisch h keeping (.iiih ' pro without letting academics dominate him, I3eing coiuciu uiili icc crc.im during yearling year was quite a come-down for Joe, for he .is .ihlc lo pull a whole grocery store from the end-section of the " whuc clcpli.int " al a moment ' s notice during I ' lehe year. a k Alo-if.i.iu6. Jiee " FAL " GarcJen City, New York 9th District, New York In His g.irden sp oi ol ilie world, [he l ord took .i er hro.id rib, .ulded .i p.ur ol even broader shoulders, .iiul imninted it with .i round he. id .ind llaxen hair. He added a jesting smile .ind .i quick to brighten up our gloonn- hours. To this dynamic pcrsonalit ' he g.ne .i love tor sports, .iiid He stirred III .1 little nonch.il.ince, self-satisfaction, .iiid in.itrention to det.iils which iii.ide this IP. in .ilw.ns eager to welcome the isits ot dignit. tries who were intlueiiti.il Willi tile r.ictic.il ncp.irimeiit. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Polo (4); Tennis (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Polo Club (4, 3,1). Adf I SV, 248 " BOB " Henncssce, Oklahoma 6lh District, Oklahoma More th.in once .i Tactics instructor, .is he looked over .i cl.iss roll lor the t.irget of his next question, saw " Lee, R. F. " .iiul evidenth ' thought, " This lad should know the answer; I ' ll pick on him. " And usually Dob did. Con- scientious and determined, he stood high m anvthing connected with the . nii . . standout in any sport, he chose to spend his time excelling at polo and let the rest of us save our pride on the simpler games. Bob will be most remembered, however, for being .i friend o .ill the Corps, a guv with a good word for evervone. — 4=? 4 nA.l,Cirpflal(3),S« ' ■1): Pols HI ]«m ( - : ' 0,t);P()loClgbll " LEGS " Seattle, Washinston Aimy Fresh from the hilis ol: God ' s Country, Legs headed for the open seas and high adventure. Messboy on a Norwegian tramp he visited many of the far away phices mentioned onlv in books. Heading for the Navy ' , he crossed things up and found himself in the Army in Panama. With characteristic casualness he worked his way out of Panama and into West Point. Taking plebe year and the T. D. in his stride, Legs found his niche at the Point, attested both bv the calibre of his work and his manv friends. Company E-2; Soccer (3); Square Club (3, 1 ); Chess Club (1); Weight Lifting Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; B. A. R. Expert. Qeo e. GUe eif, Jle edi, . •LEN " Boise, Idaho National Guard Len entered West Point as a product of the West, with previous military training. He prided the West, as much as his equestrian abilities. With his " hitch " in the Army as a sergeant behind him he was a veri- table fountain of information to his storm-ridden classmates in beast barracks. George acknowledged all humor with a hearty and boisterous laugh. His careful, accurate, logical reasoning made him a con- fident and idolized wife. His ready smile and cheerful disposition helped him to make lasting friends easily. Company F-2; Corporal (3); First Sergeant (1); Honor Committee (3); Polo Club (3, 1); Rifle Expert. 0 fji xh zl K. e ifuc Jled4.eif, •LES " Chappaqua, New York 25th District, New York lida Bringing a wealth of .ibilit ' with him to the Academv, Les utilized his special talents to a great extent in many phases of cadet life. Besides managing to main- tain an excellent standing both with the Academy Board and the Tactical Department, he found time to participate in athletics, debating, journalism, and histrionics. Not the least of his accomplishments is the long line of pro Westchester drags which Sam was responsible for bringing into the West Point social circle. His invaluable abilitv insure him a successful Company H-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Soccer (4, 3, 1 ); Numerals (4); Minor A (3); Basketball (4); Lacrosse (3); Fencing (3); Debating Club (4, 3, 1 ); Vice-President; Glee Club (4, 3, 1); Squash Club (4, 3, 1); Hand- ball Club (4, 3, 1 ); Golf Club r4, 3, 1 ); Point- er (4, 3, 1 ); Howitzer (4, 3, 1 ); Plebe Smoker (4); lOOlh Night Show (4, 3, 1); Color Line (3). 249 Company D-2; Corporal (3),- Ser- geant (1); Fishing Club (3); Chess Club (1); Ski Club (3, 1); 100th Night Show (3); Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Lacrosse (4); Numerals,- Rifle Sharpshootei; Machine Gun Marksman. " PAGE " MAioH, Oliaen, jHeuUi,, 1. I " BO " Washington, District of Columbia 25th District, Illinois West Point was Bo ' s heritas e, and he entered the Academy prepared to take full advantage of it. Earnest and hard working — though his efforts were never fullv appreciated by the Academic Department — Bo was not to be swerved bv the feminine admiration he unintentionally acquired. He was a never-ending source of Plebe knowledge, of eccentric philosophy and gems of wisdom — just the man to have around to liven any occasion. His thrift and sense of values were a foundation for a 3-0 in living. Company A-2,- Corporal (3); Act- ing Lieutenant (1 ); Catholic Chapel Choir. V alu Pa fe JlleAel San Antonio, Texas 2nd Distrid, Ohio Jack was an exuberant lad with an irresistable tendency towards exaggera- tion. He displayed intense enthusiasm for every activity which claimed his attention — even snored voraciously instead of sleeping peacefully like other less volatile mortals. Having the ability to see the humor in any situation, he didn ' t lose spirit when the going got rough. He possessed a rare, invalu- able sense of proportion which enabled him to remain on the best of terms with the T. D. and his classmates, and which should inspire affection and respect in his subordinates in the future. I Call R.au n04td Jlieiae " LEE " Osmond, Nebraska 3rd District, Nebraska Karl came to the Point after a successful year at the University of Nebraska. To some he mav have seemed quiet and sober, but to those who knew him better he was warm in his friendship and often fiery in his speech. The Aca- demic Department was no threat to Karl, for although not a brilliant student, he was a serious and steady one. He was always meticulous in his dress, and earnest of his endeavors. Karl is a man whom we shall always be glad to call our classmate. 250 " ' -Hmiitifi " LIL " Washington, District of Columbia Presidential The day Lil entered the Academy he had a radiant smile on his face and a look of determination in his eye. Lil was an energetic, industrious worker. He had to fight hard to win over the Academic Department and realize his life-long ambition of becoming an offi- cer and a graduate of the Academy. He possessed great athletic ability, and plebe year, he was a member of the gym team. Because of this sincerity, friendliness, and dependability, Lil will be a credit and a success as an officer. Company D-2; Gymnastics (4); Numerals; Camera Club (3, 1 ),- Fishing Club (3, 1 ),- Plebe Smoker (4),- Catholic Acolyte (3, 1); Rifle Marksman. CUaniel ( v-eA t Jliffuxui,, Ofi. " CHARLIE " Orlando, Florida 4th District, CallFornia Loyal, quiet, watchful, yet congenial and fun-loving, Charlie arrived from Florida after more than one at- tempt. In academics he never wasted tenths and was just one jump ahead of the A. D. most of the time. His inevitable blind dragging brought both despair and happiness. For three years he was a perfect wife whose friends were numberless. With an invincible will to get what he wants out of life combined with a fine sense of humor and the ability to take as well as give, success in his branch is inevitable. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Track (4); Gym- nastics (4, 3); Numerals; Ski Club (3); Rifle Marksman. oJut Jte4 4u u J!.ii a,e4 ' JOHNNY " Pacific Grove, Cal. 8th District, Cal. Commg from an Army family, Johnny could easily claim any state his home. He was instilled with the Army tradition long before coming to the Academy. Plebe math and yearling calculus held no terrors for him.. Even though he attained a high standing in his class he could always find time to read anything from von Clausewitz to Terry and the Pirates. John ' s ready smile and willingness to help out in any situation are only a few of the many characteristics that will make him a credit to his chosen profession. Company G-2; Corporal (3); First Sergeant (1); Basketball; General Committee (1); B. A. R. Expert. 251 wtmm ■p " CHICK " Burlinsame, Cal. 8th Districl, Cal. UnfazeJ by either his .ic.idemics or his well-deserved rank, both of which came quickly with little effort .ind left him as quickly with as little regret, this athletic " Navy Junior, " in spite of his slight build, excelled in all competition in the ring, on the mats, and in intramural football and swimming; his only major defeat being at the hands of the T. D. If a successful Army career can be blended from fun- loving sincerity, natural leadership, and a contagious smile, Bob is sure of success. Company B-2; Lieutenant (1); Boxing (4, 1); Minor A; Wrestling (3); Plebe Smoker (4); General Committee (1); Camera Club (3, 1); Chess Club (4); Rifle Marksman. " LITTLE JOE " Wilmington, Cal. 40th District, New York Joe came to West Point from California as a product of the Ft. Scott Preparatory School. Hence the usual rough plebe year was a deadbeat for him. However, much of Joe ' s easy-going life as a cadet could be at- tributed to his extreme neatness and an ability to avoid impending storms. Big times in the city on leave and frequent dragging kept Joe in fine shape for the rigors of cadet life. A soldier of high caliber, Joe has and always will be a credit to West Pomt and the service. Company D-1 ,- Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ). jakfi 4?. JluU U M C kilio ramr, it ill less. B Msini piiiistu mt t ' l mm 252 ioH lDi«KtNe«yo(k fjiamuc service. ;„nl (31- W " i ( ' )■ " LOCH " Modesto, California Congressional Loch ' s keen knowledge of things mathematical saved many deficient men in the eternal academic struggle. Apparently born with a slide rule in his mouth, Bob was noted for his careful, logical reasoning. He was never phased by Beast Barracks and S. I. storms, but rather enjoyed the frantic endeavors of others; how- ever, his unfailing sense of humor brought him many friends. Though addicted to habits of study. Loch found time to make a pl.ice for himself on the rifle teaiiK West Point cm well be proud of Bob Lochry. Company H-1; Corporal (3); First Sergeant Stars (3); Rifle (4, 3); Macliine Gun Marks- ■:::SS.-. " POP " Altoona, Pennsylvania Qualified Alternate Most cadets are either athletes, students, or leaders, but those who arc all three are rare. Dale was such a rarity, and we ' ll remember him for it. Of course, like all of us, this sturdy Pennsylvanian had a weak- ness. His craving for Glenn Miller ' s music was al- most ruinous, for when the sweet lyrics came wafting over the ether, study went out the window. Quiet and studious, yet ever ready with help and encourage- ment for those who needed it, Dale needs no rosv prediction to insure his hiturc. Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ),- Football (4, 3, 1),- Election Committee (1 ),■ Rifle Sharpshooter. " HOTIE " Fosston, Miniiesota 9th District, Minnesota Hone came here from the carefree life of the Universitv of Minnesota and kept up the collegiate spirit with a new military twist. He attributed his high academic rank to the fact that he listened to the radio while he worked. He began athletics with the track team, but decided to switch to the managerial end. Remarkably he also found time to read books. Whenever com- plicated problems popped up, he was the man to un- twist the mental tangles. With his varied attributes he is destined for a striking career. Company A-2; Sergeant (1); Track (3, 1 ); Choir (4, 3, 1); Academic Coach (4, 3, 1 ); Rifle Marksman. 253 " ■j w ltam,ai, A. JlamM-a o- " LOMBO " St. Louis, Missouri 1 st District, Iowa Missouri has a habit of sending her favorite sons to West Point — Lombo is no exception. He proved him- self to be a leader in everything he undertook — being captain of one of our great Army elevens and starring on the diamond as well. Tom ' s love of rat-races, boodle fights, and above all his love of sports earned for him many life-long friends. He was a man of few words and of fast action and displaved as a cadet all the qualities becoming to a successful officer. Company D-2,- Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1); Football (4, 3, 1); Major " A " ; Captain; Baseball (4 3, 1); Monogram; 100th Night Show (3); Rifle Marksman. " WINK " Harriman, Tennessee Senatorial, Tennessee Wink came to us from Tennessee with a most affable charm and a remarkable knowledge of engineering, two unrelated qualities that yet served to carve a place for him. Making countless friends throughout the Corps, he lent his personality to every group that claimed him. As a master of the slide rule and other such trivia, he guided many a goat along dark aca- demic trails. Herr Tiller ' s seminars and plebe swim- ming were his only obstacles. Ahead lie a wealth of good fellowship and all the successes of his profession. Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1). Jli(Mi.a4 ' ich J!.04t.ai4i,o- 254 s ' tiifwfcsion. " DOUG " Okmulgee, Oklahoma 2nd District, Oklahoma Another Okie who came to the Academy and made good, Doug was a fellow who did well at everything. In academics he stood close to the top of his class. At sports he was one who could be depended on to give everything he had until the final whistle blew. But, most of all, we remember Doug as being the fel- low who always had a good word for everyone, and was ever ready to help a friend. Here ' s hoping that .1 " ood c.idct m.ikcs .in even better ofhcer. Company A-2, Sergeant (1); Wrestling (4); Golf Club (4, 3, 1), Ski Club (4, 3, 1). (loM eni Glif.de. Jlaud ' i Hilclt " SMILCH " Anchorage, Alaska Territorial, Alaska Smilch entered the Academy with the ideal that he was going to do his best while here. He worked hard : after taps sessions with academics became a regular part of his curriculum. His conscientiousness has shown up in academics, conduct and appearance, giv- ing him a firm foundation for further fields of endeavor as an officer. In sports Smilch amazed all by his ability in skating, skiing, and rifle marksmanship. His te- lacitv and humor will be best remembered by his oft- repeated but futile querv: " Any of you men from Anchorage? " Company E-1; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1 ); Rifle (3); Hockey (1); Minor A (3, 1 ),- Camera Club (1),- Ski Club (3, 1); Rifle Ex- pert; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. : :s:. " GENE " Baker, Oregon Qualified Alternate This proud son of Oregon c.imc to the Academy eager and willing to accept the responsibility of an Army career. Gene readilv handled his academic responsi- bilities and still found time to bolster the B squads in football and basketball. Never too serious to miss an after taps rat-race he could always supply his share of the humor in any jesting. Ever ready to engage in sports he has the love of the outdoors and things ath- letic that make for a good officer and leader. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Football (4); Basketball (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. 255 ■MBMH " SUPER " Portland, Oreson Senatorial, Oregon An intense interest in extnicurncular activities kept Bill on the run most of the time. With the Dialectic Society, the Ski Club, and the business end of the Pointer all part of his Jailv work and worry, he still found time to conquer the Academic Board and the T. D. Being one of Usmay ' s more ardent supporters, Bill is sure to do his best for West Point. Knowing him as we do, his best will he more than satisfactory — success is assured for a man who applies himself as Bill does. Company A-1; Corporal (3),- Sergeant (1); Boxing (4); Skiing (4), Fishing Club (3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1 ); Camera Club (3, 1 ); How- itzer (4); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Business Manager; 1 00th Night Show (4, 3, 1 ),- Dialectic Society (4, 3, 1); President; Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. TUDY " San Antonio, Texas Tudy ' s suave manner and glowing smile, won him many lasting friendships among both sexes. His slow speech and actions were not apparent on the baseball field or when he was engaged in a devilish argument in barracks. Transferring his interests from the medi- cal to the military life, he succeeded in dominating his academic ailments. Tudy ' s responsiveness make him a true gentleman, but in addition his attention to details and military bearing have made him an excel- lent soldier. Without doubt in the regular Armv his abilities will also be readilv recotrnized. Company F-1 ; Baseball (4); Fishing Club (3); Ski Club (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. j Uut, 2 . Jlu.dl044J. 256 i iUid, !! ' ; ' ,,T. r.;iiiiaiiion!0 : Tiictam excel- ■-j: rjJir. niiyliis ;4):F»lii.ja.b(J); ii M odo; Mxlim " BOB " Ravenna, Ohio Senatorial, Ohio An ex-G. I., Bob came co us troiu the Air Corps well versed in military life. Although triumphant in Spanish after a hard fight, he later distinguished him- self as a " Kraut-head. " Where there is music in the air you can be sure of finding Bob. An inveterate singer, he has contributed more than his share toward the success of cadet activities. Always a conscientious .worker and a shining example of the spoony file, he i ' could always find time for a moment of diversion or a word of advice. Company E-1 ; Coiporal (3); Cadet Lecture Committee (3, 1); Chairman- Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); 100th Nisht Show (3, 1); Plebe Smoker (4); Color Line Show (3); Rifle Marksman, Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Ranald (loMe t Jli t i,e44. " DON " Norton, Kansas 6lh District, Kansas Don ' s good n.irurc is one ot liis best traits, although he insists, " I have a terrible temper. " He enjoys learning new things and is always ready for a discus- sion on relative merits and defects of any issue. Whether harmonizing on " Hand me down my walk- ing cane, " or just talking things over, Don feels at home. Because he is always ready to help a guy out, more than one classmate owed his continued stay at the Academy to Don ' s " hiveyness. " Quiet, unassum- ing, our moiic ' is on Don to make a success of any undertaking. Company E-2; Football (4),- Baseball (4),- Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Chess Club; 100th Nisht Show (4); Rifle Expert; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Mo nan. Gallu l Mal.n4f, " MABE " Ruston, Louisiana 5th District, Louisiana Coming from the la nd ot cotton and magnolia blos- soms, Mabe was a true southerner. He believed that a man must work for what he would win — he was a lover of ragtime and blues, a smoker of smelly pipes, a defender of the beauty of southern womanhood. His was stubbornness and courage never to be outdone in any argument. Yet, through it all, Mabe was as easy-going as Ol ' Man Mississippi himself. We of the Corps hoist our mint juleps and drink, suh, to a mighty fine southern i entleman. Company D-2; Cross Country (4); Weight Lifting Club (1); Ski Club (4); 100th Night Show (3); Color Line Show (3); Academic Coach (3); Rifle Sharpshooter. 257 tJio ace ALLatt MacUiiiAe. ( oJ e t lecde Macki HXi4 258 " MAC " Urbana, Illinois 19lh District, Illinois The Midwest did its best when it sent Mac to be our wife. Plenty of boodle and first section hi yness was a hard combination to beat. Better still, though, w as his easy ability to get along with everyone, for he was the kind of fellow to have innumerable friends despite the soirrees which he dealt out as Company clerk. Bull sessions and arguments found him equally adept at taking either side. This plus his natural in- dustrv and ability will combine to send him far in any branch he chooses. Company D-1; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ); Camera Club (3, 1); Glee Club (4, 3, 1 ),- Weight Lifting Club (3, 1); Howitzer Repre- sentative (4, 3, 1); 100th Night Show (4, 1 ); Concert Orchestra (4, 3, 1); Director (1). " MAC " Fort Sheridan, Illinois 6th District, Illinois To all who knew Mac, he presented a picture of one who enjoyed life to the utmost, one who never let life ' s problems bother him at all, and yet one who could be depended on to carry the ball for a touch- down when victory seemed farthest away. V ' hether wearing Army ' s 82 at Yankee Stadium, or pulling ahead to win the free style over at the gv ' m, Mac ' s ability proved him a born leader. What more could the Army ask for? Ability to lead men, courage, physical prowess, keen wit, and a deep devotion to duty. Mac fills the Armv ' s bill — and our ' s too. Company A-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Football (4, 3, 1); Numerals (4); Major A (3); Swimming (4, 3,1), Minor A (4,3); Track (3, 1), Hop Manager (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. oA.e4xli alu Macul m W ' 1 p f I V JCa • ...c - . aA BcUn.d Mcu:,l4JlieA,teA, " Uafftai, Black Mae e i4. " MERT " Washington, D. C. Senatorial, Oklahoma Coining to West Point was .i heritage of Mert. His cheerv, sociable nature, flavored with that serious- ness of purpose and military demeanor so requisite of everv good officer, earned Tom innumerable friends in the Corps. Plebe year he led the brigade in recog- nitions. Judging from his starry-eyed drags, he was quite the hand with the women, too. On the range he ;demonstrated his mastery of the rifle by turning in ne of the highest scores of his class. West Point views Tom Maertens as a soldier ' s soldier. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Rifle (4, 1),- Numerals; Squash Club (4,3,1); Fishing Club (3, 1); Choir (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chorus (4, 3, 1); Rifle Expert. Springfield, Illinois 21 si District, Illinois Amid Strains of, O ' Leary Was Closing the Bar, you could find him — hat on back of head, hands propped on hips, and eyes twinkling. Were it not for him the environment of his companions would lack much of its sparkle. Never did the palls of gloom fail to thin when that smile proved his philosophy. Life, after all, was meant for the joy of living. Johnny has been the object of our respect and admiration; it is a pleas- ure to anticipate his comradeship throughout the coming vears. Company H-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Lacrosse (4); General CommiUee; Election Committee; Choir (4, 3, 1); Machine Gun Marksman. " DOC " Joplin, Missouri 7th District, Missouri Dale came to us with the -.duablc experience of two years service in the Regular Army. He prepared for the Academy at the West Point Preparatory School at Schofield Barracks, T. H. An expert marksman, Dale was a member of the Rifle team during his first year at West Point. His retentive memory makes him a veritable storehouse of information on a great number of subjects; and this quality makes him not only a likeable personality, but a valuable friend. Dale left us to continue a promising career in the Army. Company D-1 ; Corporal (3); Rifle Team (4); Numerals (4); Ski Club (4); Skeet Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 259 a e4f ' oif.lo MaUiH. " DUTCH " West LafayeHe, Indiana 3rd District, Indiana Good hooks, g .)od music, well organized thoughts, a grand personality, along with many other qualities made Dutch a swell wife. Because he was a natural hive he always had time to pursue his hobbies, play football, and coach others in their studies. He has already obtained stars for his collar, and to those who know him there is no doubt that he will wear stars on his shoulders. Dutch ' s ability to make lasting friendships will carrv him far to the front in any branch that he mav choose. i 1945 m iViUiam. Makl, 1. " WILD BILL ' Carmel, New York Secretary of War Dill - used to spend much of his waking hours beating out rhythm on a desk top. He also used to beat the Academic Department out of many tenths with little or no preparation. He was a better than average athlete in any sport he entered and spent much of his spare time in the gym. Wild Bill was not lacking in military ability. He served his apprenticeship not only as a plebe, but also endured a Rat year at V. M. I. before entering the Acad- emy. With such a good foundation Bill can ' t help but go far. K k |a1 at 2iau ad. Mallo- " NUBE " Orlando, Florida Senatorial Company C-2,- Corporal (3); Lieu tenant (1); Football (4, 3); Mono gram; General Committee (1 ) Chairman; Rifle Expert. 260 Having attended college since he was a wee tot. Norm found that there was no need for worry where the Academic Department was concerned. He was a fiend on the lacrosse field, and equally fiendish when an after-taps rat-race was in progress. No chapel service was complete without his resonant bass, and his sober, conservative nature was a good influence on his more frivolous roommates — but not much. He ne ver turned the lights on before reveille; he was an ideal roommate and an all around good egg. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1 ); Stars (3); Lacrosse (4, 3, 1 ); Numerals (4); Navy Star (3, 1 ); Major A (3, 1); Soccer (3, 1); Track (1); Fishing Club (3). Company C-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Lacrosse (4); Baseball (4); Boxing (3); Ski Club (3, 1 ); lOOlh Night Show (4, 1); Gift Representative (4); Camp Illumi- nation (4); Catholic Chapel Ball Committee (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marks- man. •siyMF) mpisiis lokisiB KCliiS otroo makle dv i Company G-1, Sergeant (1); Box- ing (4); Ski Club (3, 1,); Debating Society (3); Weight Lifting Club (4, 3, 1), Rifle Marksman. Company A-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1), Swimming (4),- Dialectic Society, Vice President, lOOtli Night Show (4, 3, 1), Academic Coach (4, 3), Rifle Marksman. rd Heivis ■■r-;a[5 rat-race I -. ' .[iisrBOaMbass, ruT.biiore frivolous ... ' its « Wore reveille; Company A-2,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1), Baseball (4, 3, 1); Box- ing (4, 3); Manager (1), Howitzer Representative (4); Pointer (4, 3), Color Line (4),- Academic Coach (4); Rifle Marksman. amei, Jlochett Malo tif, " STUMPy 36th District, New York West Point graduates Stumpv hut it will never forget his exploits. His impish smile and effervescent sense of humor have been four vears of delight to his intimates. Nothing was sacred to Jim ' s side splitting remarks which are classics to his large and adoring following. Neither diminutive stature or two plebe years discouraged his cheerful and enthusiastic participation in athletics. Proficient in boxing, baseball and dragging, he was alwavs ready with help for a friend. Wherever he goes in the Armv he will make friends and gain new successes. A c utad. Co-nd anilH. Matuii,a4. ' NICK " Batavia, New York 39lh District, New York « Nick ' s two years at Dartmouth stood him in good stead at the Academv. They brought out in him the efficacy of character that everyone feels when with him. Nick did well at the Academy in academics, in tactics, and in sports. Though not by nature a perpetual draggoid, he always had several ready to come at his call. His inherent ability to adapt himself to his sur- roundings, his quiet unassuming manner, and his genius for alwavs doing the right thing at the right time predict for him a distinguished future. ilUa n Ra6-en.i MafUaiie " MANDy Newburgh, New York 26th District, New York A native of these h ' yar Hudso n Highlands, Mandy received a neat sixty cents for transportation from home. Bill has been the env) of his classmates in more ways than one. Serious, scholarly, he found it easy to stand up well in academics, dodge the T. D., and have the time for Hundredth Night, swimming, and coaching less fortunates. His is the efficiency, intelligence, and industriousness which has made an outstanding cadet and will make an officer who is a credit to the branch of his choosing. 261 ir llol-eni oAnei, Ma t i " BATTLER " Woodbine, Kansas 4lh District, Kansas I: is almost impossible ro combine meticulousness with military tactics but Bob has done that very thing. Ranking high in tactics, his spruceness is a model we all might follow. Yet no weakling chest fills his dress coat as his name Battling Bob readily tells. Familiar with all the sports he pushed our intramural teams to the top several times and made a name for himself in that field. His amaEing abilitv to handle rapid fire weapons brought him hovors which will stand him in good stead. " BALDY " Venice, Ohio 1 3th District, Ohio The Buckeve state has sent many great men to West Point and Bob is des- tined to rank high among them. His deep interest in academics, aided by his intense power of concentration kept him from knowing the fear of a turnout. Holding no fear for anything human, his efforts on the lacrosse field were verv successful. Bob ' s real love is Ohio, but boodle fights and pro femmes hold a place in his heart. His constant smile and riotous personality will long be remembered by his classmates. When long-awaited graduation comes the Corps will lose a magnificent cadet. 1 r N (loJxeni Jle iie. ManM-eH, " JUNIOR " Lamberton, Minnesota 7th District, Minnesota Bob brought his crude cut .ind .iversion to femmes with him all the way from Lamberton. After overcoming a little Spanish trouble in plebe year, he be- came a self-made hive who crowded the star men out of first sections. His love of the sack was second only to his love of sports, except for one athletic pitfall — riding. Bink ' s ever-present grin combined with his conscientious application on any job will carry him far. Company A-2,- Corporal (3); Chess Club (4, 1); Handball Club (1); Howitier (1); Rifle Marksman; Ma- chine Gun Marksman. 262 Company C-2; Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1); Baseball (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; Numerals; Monogram. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Lacrosse (4, 1); Numer- als (4); Camera Club; Fishing Club; Catholic Choir (4, 3); Acolyte (1); Rifle Marksman, Machine Gun Marksman. Company H-1 ,- Lieutenant (1); Squash Club (3, 1); Rifle Expert. Company F-2; Corporal (3); Ski Club (4); Choir (4, 3), 100th Nl ht Show (4); Rifle Marksman. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Ski Club; Rifle Marksman. ■-leiviTttoni " r ' cvfar.liebe- ! nt mm. His AlLent a ft 4, MaAH Sfc " JIM " Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8th District, North Carolina The good humor man could be a name applicable :o Jim. His easy-going manner and calm acceptance of duties, both academic and tactical, have accounted for his success at the Academy. Endowed with a large heart, Jim could always be counted on for encouragement when the going got tough and a chuckle when things looked darkest. With the qualities he possesses, Jim will be a le.ider in the branch of his choosing. li u ai, (lui,i.ell MaAhi. " TOMMY " Kansas City, Missouri 4th District, Missouri Tommy ' s aims were to do well at the Academ)- and prepare himself for the future. These he has succeeded doing gracefully gaining the admiration and respect of all who knew him. A born hive, he has succeeded in keeping his sense of humor in spite of several lost tenths and one slug. We knew Tommy as a master of many subjects always willing to help out the goats. Tommy ' s smile was infectious and his conversation able to dispel the worst gloom. He has chosen a career which interests him. oMJuf, Jlee MaAicuui " BOB " Mississippi 3rd District, Mississippi Leaving the life of a Mississippi plantation to enter a military career was a wise decision on the part of this lad. His ability to apply himself earned him a position in the upper half of his class, academically. Easy-going Bob never cared for the work associated with organized athletics yet he managed to maintain a high degree of physical efficiency. Likeable, seriously inclined, and with a good head on his shoulders. Bob possesses the requisites neces- sary to carry him far in the field of military endeavor. 263 " Itam-a Cae eit ManAA-ott " TOM " Augusta, Georsia 10th District, Georgia It i.iUs our s.id lot to say " Goodbye " to many fellow cadets at every s radu- ation, hut, when the last " Officers, dismiss your companies " comes this vear, we wish we could dodge saying " Farewell " to Tom. We want him to know that he leaves behind him enough memories to insure his name ' s being ranked high in West Point traditions. In the ring he fought a hard and clean fight. His smile and helping hand were always there. " A true officer and gentleman, " he earned the respect and admiration of all. (lo-tf, Jleat Man,i,to- " BUD " Skowhegan, Maine 2nd District, Maine A likeable guy, pleasingly sober but always ready with a smile and a good word — that ' s Bud. In his glory with a pair of skates and an inch of ice he earned a regular spot on the hockey team. Saturday afternoons found him on the ice; Saturday nights, on the hop floor. Bud was a regular mem- ber of every barber shop quartet in the Company. We ' ll always remember Bud for his clever impersonations and characterizations. But especially for his coolness and levelheadedness, his abilitv to nn and bear it. alui Baane Ma in, n.. " JACK " Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Army In addition to bemg an Army brat. Jack came to West Point with several years of Army life behind him. A great reader and a t rue Army man, J. B. knew no greater pleasure than to spend his spare time in the library reading tactics. As a result, his Red Boy was seldom in use between reveille and taps. A man as ambitious, serious, and efficient as Jack is, will be a real addition to the Regular Arm -. No other place in life would seem natural for him. Company F-1 ; Chess Club (4, 3, 1 ); Weight Lifting Club (3),- Ski Club (1). I Company A-2; Boxing (4, 3, 1) Company E-1 , Corporal (3), Ser- geant (1); Hockey (4, 3, 1); Nu- merals (4); Letters (3, 1),- Glee Club (3, 1); Rifle Marksman. 264 Company B-2, Wrestling (4), Lec- ture Committee (3, 1), Golf Club; Fishing Club, Howitzer (3), Cath- olic Choir (4, 3), CheerleacJer, Cadet Chorus; Rifle Marksman,- Machine Gun Marksman. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1), Soccer (4); Athletic Representative; Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. lore ■: Is; Popt wii scvml .-. irjc.taiTmii.J. B, ' : •: ' :.; libtm ' reafe ■: ' :ilieiB(lijps. •: i d aiiaoi xi scaMnirjlforkiiii. :3,tl; ;-„ftk Company B-2; Chess Club (1); Weight Lifting Club (3, 1); Rifle Expert; Machine Gun Marksman i Jlo-uii, ifO-fi MciA,ti t ••LOUIE ' Altadena, California Qualified Candidate Although he preferred a good book to a hop and was regarded by most people as a serious fellow, Louie had an excellent sense of humor that afforded his wives many a laugh. He could have been on the rifle team or the pistol team, for he was an excellent shot with both of these weapons. But he was a staunch believer in conservation of energy. His generous nature will win him many friends, and his ability to persevere will bring hiro success in whatever he mav do. MicUael o-i, p,k Ma, i t, . ' •JOE ' 35lh District, New York Joe — capable, sensible, impressive — a swell guy with a hearty laugh and an intense liking for Boodle Fights, B. S. sessions, and good sinkoids. Wrest- ling and the consequences of snoopin ' and poopin ' at Pine Camp kept Joe occupied, but he still found time to coach us in academics and to brighten our lives with his humor. His high sense of duty and his capacity for hard work will undoubtedly carry him to a successful career, if there is any truth in the adage: " That vou can ' t keep a good man down. " yoe 9(f.nacia MaAi.itte ' Z ••MARTY " San Antonio, Texas National Guard From down old Texas way, the Army sent Joe to West Point. Since he has been here his friends have never heard him. use the word " can ' t. " All of his classmates have marvelled at how any man could ever be so determined; however, Joe should find plenty of use for his determination in whatever branch he may choose. Certainly it can be said that Texas has given the Army another one of her finer fighting sons! If perseverance can do it, Joe ' s the man for the job. 265 " FRANK " Santa Rosa, California 1 st District, California Fr.ink ' s entrance inti) West Point was the culmination of earnest effort. An Army brat with his one goal — West Point and the Army, he hibored un- der no misapprehensions of the profession he had chosen. He took plebe year and West Point in his stride. His sincerity of purpose, helpful attitude, and constant friendliness endeared him to his classmates. No task wa s ever too small for Frank ' s best efl orts. Our loss is the Army ' s gain; Frank ' s career in the Army will undoubtedly be crowned with the success of achievement. dajLonA o-fiei, MaA.a t " ED " Kansas City, Missouri 5th District, Missouri Trading his Missouri mule fur the Army mule, Ed entered the cold grey walls with grim determination. Time proved that no task or undertaking was too difficult for him, provided it offered a beno for studying. Mase possessed the gift of gab and was ready to argue on any subject. Sleeping regularly and reading everything not academic occupied all the free time of this self- ordained authority on women and love. His inherent logic and magnetic personalirv establish a solid foundation for success in his militarA ' career. nn.e6, Qo 04t MgA04 Indianapolis, Indiana 11th District, Indiana Jim breezed in from hidiana to be the gauntest plebe in the company — later one of the plumper yearlings. He was a good student, a good fencer, and, according to him, a Caruso II, but was too much addicted to the sack to rank high academically. One of Jim ' s difficulties was his private war with the T. D. — for the most part, a losing fight, although he shot a Tac with a BB gun. A great believer in Collier as class preparation, he was, neverthe- less, a willing coach in plebe math. Company A-1 ; Sergeant (1 ); Fenc- ing (4, 3, 1); Chess Club. 4 Eniitlitt [to mi Mint] KM 10 II ifc Mill Company A-2,- Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Polo (4); Boxing (3); General Committee; Academic Coach (4); Rifle Sharpshooter. Company C-2; Corpora! (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Ski Club (1 ),- Rifle Marks- man; Machine Gun Marksman. 266 :«■ looi. ftnca, and, •••k sad to ■ iieivarwitk ; :. he with a i , nsverik- Company C-1 ,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Soccer (4); Rifle Sharp- shooter,- Machine Gun Marksman. Company H-2; Honor Committee (1); Academic Coach (3); Rifle Marksman. Company A-2; Fishing Club; Cath- olic Choir; 100th Night Show (4, 3); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun Marksman. CiH.ei.t wad.e p,li MadA.a i " ERNIE " St. Johnsville, New York 30th District, New York Ernie liked to be first. He was first up in the inornins;, first tint to formations (never missed first call for anything), and first into the sack at night. First man in the first section French, he somehow allowed the drawing Depart- ment to invite him to spend an extra year at the Academy. A stack of boodle, red hot music, a pack of cards, a few skags, and Ernie was in paradise. In this native New Yorker of a cool, sure manner. West Point graduates a first rate officer. iJw eM ' a m.u Jle.e. MciU4 anxil ■FOX " Galveston, Texas 9th District, Texas An Army Brat, Harrv wasn ' t content with West Point ' s three year course, so he took a warm up year at P. I. It stood him in good stead, and he has been going strong ever since. Not content to keep occupied with his studies he keeps the back of his door littered with maps and his notebook filled with a thousand poop sheets not pertaining to academics. Although an Army Brat, he was taken in by the propaganda of the Lone Star state and claims Texas as home. (loJ).en.t Caiten, McAlute Mayfield, Kentucky 1st District, Kentucky Bob, or Mac A, is the type of man that you can not help admiring and re- specting. Mac A. will always have a host of friends wherever he will go because of his friendly interest in people and his sincere desire to give a help- ing hand. Many of us have Bob to thank for the careful explanation of many intricacies found in the academic realm. Bob ' s high ideals and re- markable sense of fairness will carry him through a successful and eventful career in the Army. Best of wishes, Mac A. 267 Company D-1 ,- Corporal (3), Lieu- tenant (1); Stars (4, 3); Swimming (4, 3, 1), Rifle Sharpshooler; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Rifle (4); Catholic Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. (licUanA Man,k Mc i ide •MAC " Denver, Colorado Senatorial jie arrived at Beast Barracks with an enviable military background as evidenced by the stripes he sported. Needless to say, McBee took that little interlude in stride and has done the same in ]ust about everything else here although he did say that he never wanted to be a linguist anyway. Mac had the distinction of having more nicknames than any other man in the Academy. Mac ' s friendly and sunny manner are going to be big assets to him, in a career that cannot be anvthing but successful. lloJt.efd We f.le4f, Mc ide •ROCK " Austin, Texas 11th District, Although Rock will forever be branded a hi ' e because of his exceptional ability as a student, he would much rather cut a second off his 100 time at the swimming pool than perform the nightly task of scanning the next day ' s assignment. The effortless manner in which he does his work and the willingness with which he helps others will continue to win him friends and admiration. As men who have served with him we will always share our confidence with those who will serve under him. I 268 o.i.efilt fiancii. McGaddo i, ••MAC " Bellingham, Washington 2nd District, Washington This Irishman ' s characteristic happy-go-lucky attitude and sheer love for life have won for him the affection and warm companionship of everyone. Few people suspected him of having a serious outlook on anything, but we who knew him well were conscious of his mature logic and reasoning. Joe came to the Academy with the belief that he could do the greatest service for his country by being a professional soldier. We all agree that he will succeed in rendering a great service to the societv in which we live. 2ia taaa t Jlaia McQa tce " MAC " Lewisvillc, Arkansas 7th District, Arkansas Mac c.inic to Usin.n- with .1 twoloKI purpose: to become a good ollicer, .iikI to teach us Yankees how to proiiotince Arkansas. In addition to accom- plisliing his mission, he managed to demonstrate his abilities as a fine, all- rotmd athlete, and as a courageous worker who just wouldn ' t be dominated bv academics. The pleasing drawl, mischievous grin, and genial personalitx ' will carrv " ' Ole Lady " a long way in the Army. Perseverance will insure him a high place as the years see him progress as an officer. R.a4f. ftaftd a ted. McCoA-fiell " MAC " Sleubenville, Ohio 1 8lh District, Ohio Mac ' s three years experience m tiic Annv prior to West Point helped him take plebe year in his stride. The trials and tribulations of academics have turned his hair grey, but his patience and fortitude have carried him over all the hurdles of the Point. His main interest in the three years here has been weekends, during which he rested for the next week ' s grind. Always being known as a good cadet, Mac will be an excellent officer; for his goodfellow- ship, kindness, and thoughtfulness guarantee him success. " MAC " Columbus, Ohio 1 2th District, Ohio Mac, an ambitious, hard- vorkmg " Buckeye " from Ohio, was always on the go. He never wasted a minute except after a strenuous weekend of dragging when he would trade his books for the khaki sacky. He always ended a riotous Friday evening session with a climactic, " Let ' s hold the noise down to a dull roar. " His sincere attitude, devotion to dutv, and keen sense of humor will cirrv him a long wav in his chosen career. He has made a fine start, and nothing will slow him down now. Company C-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1); Football (4, 3, 1); Basketball (4),- Baseball (4); Rifle Sharpshooter. TnH Company H-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Ring Committee (3, 1 ); Machine Gun Marksman. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Cap- tain (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. 269 ir Company F-2; Corporal (3); Soccer (4, 3, 1); Catholic Choir (4, 3, 1 ); 100th Nisht Show (4, 3). Company E-2; Corporal (3); Cap- tain (1); Basketball (4),- Numerals; Tennis (4, 3, 1); Numerals,- Class Ring Committee (4, 3, 1),- Pointer (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. Company H-2; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1 ); Baseball (4, 3, 1 ); Major A (4, 3, 1); Catholic Choir (4); Rifle Marksman. -MAC " AninJc .todtini [iesaini ciiion i adep.A C ' oUuan a. McGoAJ liif, " MAC " Pennsylvania At Large Mac ' s consistent personality and serious nature point to him as an excellent companion in barracks or trenches. His enthusiasm for military subjects, coupled for a natural aptitude for athletics will stand him in good stead both as a leader and a friend of the men with whom he will serve. His wide field of activities and enthusiastic application to the work at hand mark him as one who will be outstanding throughout life for his well-balanced diversitv of achievements in line with his militarv career. i " MAC " Olympia, Washington 3rd District, Washington Having known discipline all his life, Mac easily adapted himself to West Point. Possessed with the ability to accomplish any task quickly and com- petently, he soon made everyone aware of his capabilities. Taking aca- demics in stride and still finding time for basketball and tennis, Mac is one of the few who never let the system throw them for a loss. His talents are well suited to the career he has chosen, and those who serve with him. will respect and appreciate him just as have his classmates at the Academv. ■i " BIG MAC " Kingston, New York 27th District, New York Big Mac ' s abilitv to win honors as well as friends is a rare and envied pos- session among men. Never has he allowed any outside force to deter him from what he thought just and right. As a challenge, he would accept each problem.; and his cool, calculating, analyzing ability insured a trustworthy solution. On the baseball field, his hard hitting has often proved to be the deciding factor in winning a game. If an Arm.y career and mint julips can be combined, Mac will swing it with plentv to spare. 270 luce Ole i McQ ack,e " MAC " Kcrrmoor, Pennsylvania 23rd District, Pennsylvania Coii ' int; h-oin dircc years in tlic Rcijular Arm % Mac and the plebe system collided wi:h a tremendous crash, the echoes of which resounded for eleven months. Despite his eternal feudins with the system, however, Mac was serious and conscientious in his desire to become a professional soldier. An indefatigable draggoid, he always managed to stay well ahead of the Academ.ic Department. When Mac is returned to the Army, they ' ll get back the same dej cndable man, enriched and broadened hv his training and edu- c.ition .It West Point. xU t cunei, McQulloclt " MAC " Arlinston, Massachusetts 5th District, Massachusetts An integral sign, a broad grin, and words of wisdom, all mixed together, produce this smiling son of the Bay State. Deriving great pleasure in aiding his less fortunate classmates, Mac won the esteem of all. He didn ' t beat the system but merely enjoyed himself to the utmost whenever possible. We who lived with Mac during these past years respect and admire him for his fine, upstanding character. He is a man we can look upon with pride as symbolizing all that Dutv, Honor, Country, West Point can hold. Uo-fnoA, Qe.an (f e McGuttHijjIj " MAC " Denver, Colorado 1st District, Colorado Mac ' s oft heard comment was that women never bothered him. To say that we know better is putting it mildly. The object of numerous young ladies attentions, he led a harried existence when it came to the fairer sex. Although not a confirmed goat, Mac ' s spirits rose in direct proportions to his distance from a slide rule. He was the butt of many a good natured jibe over his hilarious and numerous jaux pas but we never saw him that he wasn ' t sporting a big smile. Frankness characterizes this easy-going soldier, the lad we ' d like to have around " when a fella needs a friend. " Company D-2,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Cross Country (4, 3, 1 ); Numerals (4); A (3, 1); Track (4, 3, 1); Hockey (4, 3, 1),- Numerals (4); Monogram (3); A (1); Color Line Show (3): Missal Reade. (3); Acolyte (1); Rifle Marksman. Company C-1; Corporal (3); Cap- tain (1); Boxing (4); Minor A (4),- Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Numerals (4); Honor Committee; Fishing Club; Catholic Choir (4, 3); Rifle Marks- - ■ " 271 Company E-2; CorpordI (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Football (4), Lacrosse (4); Numerals; Election Commit- tee; Company Howitzer Represen- tative (4, 3, 1); Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1); Acolyte (1); K Company May Day Show; Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun Marks- Company D-2; Swimming (4, 3, 1); Minor A (3, 1); Ring Committee (3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter. Company A-2; Polo (4); Swim- ming (4, 3); Polo Club (3, 1). (lol.en.t jE.ee. M chancel " MAC of tic a man iteNc of ! " MAC " Columbia, Missouri 2nd District, Missouri As an Armv Brar, Mac had no illusions about West Point. He entered the Academy with only one ambition- -to become an officer. In cadet life he met, encountered, and surpassed all obstacles, including the T. D. and the Aca- demic Department. Being an advocate of the sack and the most capable boodle hound the Corps has ever fostered, he won the acclaim o{ all. His willingness to help and his congenial manner have m.ide him the best of wives. With Mac, his military background, and his lighting spirit, the Armv has gained a real soldier. a t t ad.ep t McDonald " MAC " Marshfield, Wisconsin Congressional Anything but indifferent, Mac, was alwavs conscientious and striving to upbuild the ideals of West Point. He was one of the proponents of the motto : Every man an athlete. Among his chief gifts were oratory and an unusual talent for making friends. Irish to the core, Mac perhaps gave a first im- pression of being a born politician b - his ability to call many of his class- mates by their first name. To those of us who knew him best he was a man whose untiring willingness to do anything for a friend won for him respect and gratitude. Middleto-n Mc anald i i 4th District, Florida beaches to Army ' s swimnnng team. This sport " MID " Miami, Florida Mid dove from Florida together with dragging and being a friend to the red boy, prevented him from spending too much time on his studies. Always ready to have fun, he talked straight from the shoulder when the moment was at hand. West Point came in stride to this easy-going Southerner as did being a jovial, sincere, efficient, and amusing wife. His congenial ways have established many friends. Mid ' s winning ways will contribute to his success. 5lin 272 -■.■■? ' " ! II 3,1); ' . ' ■ . CmuJu r» ad-ep t QanJj eit Mc anai4 Chatham New Jersey Senatorial Joe was one of our younger classmates and as such burnt more than his share of the midnight oil. A star man of the bathrobe variety, Joe was nevertheless a member of the choir and the plebe soccer teana and one of the stalwarts of the Notre Dame Ball. He was strictly a strayed civilian with an inbred love ol the service. In Beast Barracks, Joe was one of the few who knew what was going on and managed to stay that wav throughout the car with the result - Corporal Mac. diua d (le ' X.jjO-n.d Mcd atf, " REX " Vine Grove, Kentucky Senatorial, Kentucky Since the first day of Beast Barracks, Rex has hud a smile on his face. While he has been here no one has ever been able to put anything over on him, for he came to us a man of the world. Rex has one of the keenest memories the Corps has ever seen; he never knew how to work a calculus problem, but he always knew the answers. Possessing a great love for the Army and a fine personalit -, Rex should have no trouble with the future. Rai mand !)i, and Mc adde t " JACK " Army Honor School Throughout the poison ivy and soggy swamps of Beast Barracks, the cool breezes and comfortable canoeing of Popolopen, and the long months of the assiduous attempts at academics which were punctuated so occasionally with football trips and weekends, for dragging. Jack ever maintained his quiet calmness, careful efficiency, and twinkle of humor. Whether it came to holding the watch for cross-country intermurder or driving the Corps in history, he had no difficultv in showing his abilitv to he Hrst-rate m what- ever he tried. Company D-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- Scant (1); Soccer (4, 3); Catholic Choir (4, 3, 1); Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company G-1 . Company C-2; Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1); Handball Club; Camp Illumination (4); Rifle Marksman,- Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 273 f Company B-1 ,• Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Hockey (4); Catholic Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. Company G-2, Corporal (3),- Ser- geant (1 ); Pistol (4); Catholic Choir (4, 3, 1), 100th Night Show (4),- Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. " MAC " Ilierti vtatsJ Ill ' s cas iolfo irinv. Company B-1; Corpora! (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Basketball (4); Track (3, 1); Major A (3); Air Cadet Memorial Committee. Pal nefi Sco-tt McQee,, n,. " MAGGIE " Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania 23rd District, Pennsylvania The student body at Dickinson felr a sudden emptiness when Palmer began visioning a military future. " A " papers in economics, basketball champion- ships, and prime importance among brother Phi Belts in college permanently distinguished within him a personal character that has subsequently earned for him the admiration of his fellow West Pointers. Now resting upon three stout pillars — kindness, generosity, and self-sacrifice — his benevolent char- acter completely outweighs all brilliant track records or outstanding aca- demic capabilities. . . Speaking as a roommate, I consider him a sturdy friend outlasting these grey walls. Willia K CdiaaAd McQlift tt " MICKEY " New Haven, Connecticut 3rd District, Connecticut A curly headed Irishman from New H.iven, Connecticut, breezed in with a big smile. Mickey, known from the very first for his infectious grin and vibrant humor, at once gave the Point his best. Hockey occupied his leisure time plebe year. Singing bass in the Catholic Choir kept him from sleeping on Sunday mornings. West Point has subdued his temperament just enough but not enough to keep him from doing anything he starts out to do. A conscientious worker, an ideal wife and companion, we always did wonder how he found time to dra? " PRO " almost everv weekend. R.ud.i.ell Daniel McQaae n •MAC " San Francisco, California Congressional, Arizona From California ' s sum.mer clinies to New York ' s winters was a long jump for Mac, but he hung on to become mighty fine officer material. Not a hive, he labored long and diligently to walk the 2.0 line. In addition to numerous attributes, he is a lover of the finest in music. Ever ready to lend a helping hand when the going gets rough, Mac will be a true friend and a fine officer. Uncle Sam is in for a good deal when he pins the gold bars on this amiable Irishman. If 274 " MAC " Framinsham, Massachusetts 2nd District, Georsia There never was a dull momeiu with this sniiliiii hMshiuan. After several years as a soldier, Mac came to West Point well versed in Army routine. His easy-going ways and ability to make the best of a situation have proven their worth many times. We will long remember and appreciate Mac ' s pro- Ikiencv in sensing the Tac ' s presence at a.m.i. Mac is what we call a good soldier and he follows his anibitions to become an oliicer in the United States Armv. Qo-Utt ai.e p.U McQlancuf. " MAC " Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2nd District, Pennsylvania Mac entered West Point after having attended college which enabled him to adapt himself very readily to his new surroundings. Among some of his many interests mjght be listed his mem.bership in the Catholic Chapel Choir, handball, in which he was quite proficient, and dragging which occupied the majority of his weekends. J. J. is well known for his good nature, care- free attitude, and eagerness to join in any discussion whether serious or other- wise. No matter what service Mac enters, he will prove himself worthy. : ritjn - 1 Company G-2; Sergeant (1); Foot- ball (4, 3); Basketball (4, 3); Ski Club; Weight Lifting Club; How- itzer (3, 1); Catholic Choir (4, 3, 1); Cadet Chorus; Pistol Expert. ilUa n ince it McQui ti,eM, " WILLY " Flushing, Long Island, New York 2nd District, New York As he won the girls on Flirtation Walk, demerit-dodging Willy w ' on his Company and his classm.ates with his lively sense of humor, bright smile, and generous nature. This son of " Fwushing, " as he pronounced it, had two chief pastim.es — arguing and singing. He could usually carry an argument, but rarely did he carry a tune. With his memory for details, his deep-rooted sense of religion and his great capacity for hard work, whether it be in aca- demics or managing a team. Bill should max an Army career. Company A.2; Pistol Team (3, 1); Lecture Committee (3); Acolyte (1). Company C-2; FHandball Club; Catholic Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1 ); Cadet Chorus (4, 3, 1 ); Rifle Marks- man; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 275 jak t Victan, McKeUie " CAESAR " Lewistown, Montana 2nd District, Montana The lirst thiiii; this good-natured westerner did when he entered West Point w.is to start laughing— and he never did stop, even when the joke was on him. In spite of his occasional battles with the Germ.an Department, Mac often found time to lend his valuable services to the Ski Team, and to many femmes. Untiring energy in work and in play kept him. busy at all times. Whatever branch of the Armv Mac enters, he will certainlv fill his file very competently. Company C-2; Track (4); Wrestling (4), Ski Club (4, 3, 1),- Choir (4); Rifle Marksman. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Pistol (3, 1 ); Rifle Sharp- shooter,- Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. ■ f keado-ie Jicuf,i, McJleiidai " MAC " Marianna, Florida Senatorial, Florida If you can ' t hive it, speck it m.ay have been Mac ' s motto as far as academics were concerned, but never can it be said that he lacked originality in other fields. Who but Mac, for instance, would have thought to make barracks life a bit more pleasant by adopting a pet turtle, Lucifer? And who but Mac would have had success in keeping Lucifer ' s whereabouts a complete secret from the T. D.? Mac ' s ingenuity and common sense, together with his care- free attitude in facing all problems of a non-academic nature, gained for him friends and gay living above all. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Mule Rider (1); Fishing Club; Camp Il- lumination; Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 276 SUcUUma e K. McMuaAo- " MICK " Indianapolis, Indiana 1 1th District, Indiana Mick, the bov with the golden hair, spent three years preparing for West Point; and once he got in took full advantage of all opportunities. Being the only hive of a happy-go-lucky trio, he managed to keep himself and his room.mates pro. Possessed of a fine temperament and a jovial personality he helped make life at the Academy more enjoyable. Mick always claimed that to start the day right one m,ust wake up slowly; hence, solid sack from reveille till breakfast; but once on the job he never ceased until it was suc- cessfully completed . — 2a L. ' ■•■vi 13); Mile ' • CItb; C«p II ' ' •! Skiipslwite; QdJiUiai eMa aeif McMu lOif J Bt " BILL " Charleston, South Carolina Honor School Endowed with a military heritage, Mac proudly fol- lowed in the footsteps of his predecessors. Naturally conservative and self-disciplined, he was enough to maintain the respect of all who knew him. He adhered strictly to the rules and expected others to do likewise. Figuratively speaking, he spoke softly and seldom., but his words were well put. He accepted the disagreeable with com.pcsure and was always the receiver when distinction was recognized. An athlete and an excellent student, he would have been super- lative an where. Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Suppiv Sergeant (1); Soccer (4, 3, 1),- Baseball (1); Fishing Club (1); Rifle Expert. b (loland Wiilia n Mc a fiee, n,. " MAC Fort Benning, Georgia 3rd District, Wisconsin Plebe vear. Bill ' s classmates in Com.pany A-2 elected him to represent them on almost every committee — an indication of the general respect held for this astute athlete and ace of a chap. Off duty Bill has induced many a gasp of admiration for his broad- jum.ping, tumbling and cheer-leading. He owes such physical versatility, we think, to his exercise on the alcove rail while his text books lay open on his desk. Only his inherent good nature and leniency kept his cadet rank as low as second-in-command of his com- pany. Company A-2,- Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1); Gymnasium (4); Minor A (4); Track (4, 3,1 ),- Cheerleader (1); Air Cadet Memorial Com- mittee; Ring Committee; Rifle Marksman. " MAC EAGER " Pekin, Illinois 16th District, Illinois From racing over the obstacle course in record time to sprinting down the cinders to victory, Mac ' s ter- rific drive carries him to the front. He plays every gam.e " hard " for all he ' s worth, and his highly com- petitive spirit stands out above all the rest. Yet be- neath this fighting front is a real gentleman, a fellow any person would be proud to call his friend. Natur- ally cheerful, Mac stands always ready to help anyone in trouble. His efficiency, whether it be in academics or in company mero.orandums, will carry him to undetermined heights as an officer. Company B-1 ; Corporal (3); Captain (1); Brigade Supply Officer; Polo (4); Track (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (3); Rifle Expert. 277 V Company A-1 ,- 100th Nishl Shon (1). Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1); Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. 7 t.o nad o u np t e d. McAleil " POPS " Washington, District of Columbia 15th District, Michigan Solid, ole man that ' s Pop ' s way of saying lite is hne. And Pops to us is one " solid ole man. " With a musical tem.perament and cosmopolitan tastes, Mac is a connoisseur of fine liquor, fine music, fine chicks. His popular ity gained him a host of friends in the underclass as well as his own. Pops has always been around writing sure B-aches or brightening our moods when things are tough. Good times and true friendships have meant the most to Pops. Wherever he goes he will surely find them. Company H-2,- Corporal (3); First Sergeant (1),- Basketball (4); 100th Night Show (4, 3, 1); RiFle Marks- man, Machine Gun Marksman. n.a4Jz atf McPeek. ' MAC Steubenville, Ohio With a conscientious attitude, and very little affection for the job, Mac would study until it hurt, then look up and growl, " What do you make out of this stuff? " He was hard to provoke to argument, but after he got started, he would out-burn the midnight oil. He could always be found, deep in a math book, smoking innumerable skags, and looking soulfully at his sack. With all his admirable qualities aided bv his previous military training, whatever job comes into Mac ' s hands, he ' ll get it done with a bang. I - 278 Claude. Mo-H, ae Mc2.uaA, e ■JOCK " Atlanta, Georgia Secretary of War Every once in a while the Old South sends to the Point a man who possesses those qualities of loyalty, service, and love which so characterized that part of our country. Such a man is Jock. His sense of duty and responsibility fully qualify him to fill the shoes of his Ail-American father. He ' ll be re- mero.bered for his athletic prowess, his harmony in the H Company after- supper song sessions, his — well, just his all-around fellowship. We ' re look- ing forward to more and bigger times, Jock. I a4iJz CiltciA,d Melii el •MOOSE ' San Fr. 2nd Distticl, Utah A stroke ot fortune as smooth as his backstroke in tennis sent Frank to the Academy from the University of Utah on that memorable July day in 1942. He brought with him. an unusual ability on the tennis courts and deep-rooted, worthy ambitions, two at- tributes which he displayed to an advantage while a cadet. An able academician, he graciously spent m.any hours abetting others in their drive for proficiency. Frank cem.ented friendships in all his associations. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Tennis (4, 3, 1); Soccer (4); Rifle Marksman. SK 91 ai,ep,k C ' dw-afid Mela iA.( i, i. ' DOLAN " New Bedford, Mass. 15th District, Mass. " Did you guys know that New Bedford is one of the greatest whaling ports in the world? " That was Eddie who spoke and never did Massachusetts have a more loyal exponent. Entering the Point from the Air Corps, he acquired innumerable buddies by virtue of his everpresent smile and devil-m.ay-care attitude. For Eddie, plebc year held no terror because he never got around to being dominated by the upper classes; but the Academic Board kept him- worried. To know Eddie was to admire him.. Company F-1 ,- Corporal (3),- Sergeant (1 ),- Hockey (4); Ski Club (3, 1),- Handball Club (3, 1); Camera Club (1); Rifle Marksman,- Machine Gun Marksman. aiifl- JUuoaA MicUael MtcUalaJz " MICKEY " Milwaukee, Wisconsin 4lh District, Wise. Rugged, energetic, and good-natured, Mickey has been the ideal classm.ate and roommate. He is as well known on the athletic field as in the upper sections. Studying, singing, joking, playing — all with the same zeal, never a dull m.oment with him,. Every afternoon he found time to help his classmates through mazes of calculus and to run a mile in the gymjiasium. His quiet and affable m.anner are such that both his native state of Wisconsin and the Academy have reason to be proud of him. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Track (3, 1); Camp Illumination (4),- Academic Coach,- Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 279 Company F-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Rifle (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (4); Rifle Expert; Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. Company E-2; Ski Club (1); Rifle Marksman. • ' ROG ' eMoAAif. RicUa d Middleia t Nappanee, Indiana 3rd District, Indiana H.iiry changed the bl.ick and gold of Purdue for the grey of Army with little worry for the future. His earnest efforts, quiet demeanor, and other likeable qualities made for him more than one friend, and his sagacious, homespun witticisms often made life pleasant for his roommates. The scientific approach gained by diligent effort in his earlier studies often aided him in academics. Like many another son of Hoosier soil, Harry, with his usual zest, will serve his country well, with his steady ideas and quiet effi- ciency. R,oa,e Cu eite Mille ' i Wellman, Iowa 15th District, Illinois A cosmopolitan of Iowa farm boy and college lad, Rog wandered into the Point in his Sunday best completely oblivious to the stern life ahead. After skimming the plebe year academic hurdles he quickly adopted an easy- going attitude and concentrated on enjoyment. With a sly grin he proceeded to spec enough to deceive the sharp eyes of the authorities, always keeping a tenth ahead. Accepting all trials in a calm fashion he kept his problems to himself, alwavs presenting a pleasant smile and a helping hand. Company B-2; Corporal (3); Pistol (1 ); Fishins Club (3, 1 ); Skeet Club (1); Chess Club (1); Academic Coach (3); Rifle Marksman. I R.au Hand Oican. Mille. " RAY " Bogalusa, Louisiana Senatorial, Louisiana Possessed of a background in the best traditions of the Armv, of a poop school preparation in Beanie ' s best style, and of a strong determination to excel in everything, Ray has accepted his Academy career as another step in the attainment of his desire to become the finest officer in the finest Army, his intelligence, his adaptability to his surroundings, and his eagerness to succeed will provide a solid foundation for future achievement. He has been a steady and considerate roommate — he will alwavs be a true friend. 280 " BILL " St. Johns, Michigan 8th District, Michigan Bill, another good man from Michigan, intelligent, capable, and considerate, came to West Point as a former chemical engineering student. He dropped the pursuit of chemistry but m.aintained the engineer ' s status, and in addition helped others out of the clutches of the Academic Department. He participated in his favorite pastime, dragging nearly every weekend and also found tim_e for the usual cadet activities. Bill possesses the qualities and attributes that will make him an asset to whatever branch of the Army he chooses. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Rifle Marks- man,- Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. " JOHNNY " Tennessee At Large Hailing from the deep South, down Memphis way, Johnny arrived with the determination to become an efficient, intelligent officer by striving to get the most possible from his three years. Although never a star man, his daily worries were far from being associated with the D lists. Athletics and physical efficiency in any form were a dominant part of his cadet life. A friendly lad with true Southern hospitality, Johnny was ever on deck for a good time. There is no doubt that J. T. F. will enjoy a successful career in any branch that he may choose. Company F-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Soccer (4); Wrestling (4, 3, 1); Tennis (4); Numerals (4); Football (3, 1); Monogram (3); Ski Club (3, 1 ); Squash Club (1 ); Howitzer (1). " MINK " Waukesha, Wisconsin 2nd District, Wisconsin Mink ' s magnetic personal qualities, tempered by his fair skin, curly hair, and m.atchlesss dimples, have made his activities at West Point one gratification after another. Being an unusually thoughtful class- mate, he saved his wives from many very embarrass- ing and painful situations. Though Mink never drag- ged consistently, he was not oblivious of the fairer sex, for his approved solutions on femmes show per- spicacity far beyond the abilities of an amateur. His " Look, here ' s the ketch on this dragging, " never failed to show deep concentration and practical thought. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant Major (1); Lacrosse Manager (4, 3); Handball Club (1); Fishing Club (1); Howitzer Representa- tive (4, 3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter. 281 (licUanA iif nd Mifta Company C-2; Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4); Fishing Club (3, 1 ); Rifle Expert; Machine Gunner, Snd Class. " MAJOR " Nashville, Tennessee 5th District, Tennessee " V ' irh pipe and song we ' ll jog along — " . The major loved his pipe all right and was always ready for a song. This ardent rebel had his own way of do- ing things — right. His earnestness when he was applying himself prompted a tactical officer, known for his impersonal attitude, to sav, in regard to his work while qualifying as an expert rifleman, " That was one of the finest demonstrations I ' ve seen in a long time. You were all busmess. " But he wasn ' t all business, because he loved his fun, too. Company C-1; Sergeant (1),- Bas- ketball (4, 3, 1); Monogram (4, 3); Baseball (4, 1); Numerals (4), Rifle Marksman. " PETE " Sharon, Pennsylvania 20th District, Pennsylvania Peter is the kmd of a guy who can get along with whomever and whatever he meets. Characterized by an easy going personality he possesses a sense of humor able to see a funny side in everything. He had a big time with the Academic Department but managed to keep away from the headaches of a goat. He has fight that has shown in his exploits on the athletic courts. He has a straightforwardness that is tempered by a cute shyness character- istic of other famous people. H ' Company H-2,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Cross Country (3); Track (3, 1), Camera Club; Rifle Sharp- shooter. I Unt( km will bcc [iiiii ob fort Hcii I " PUT " Pi4.t ta n. cda,ti.e.n. Mo-nn,o-e. Eureka, California 1 St District, California I am. the captain of my soul. Put, has always been one of those easy going men who never lets anything disturb his tranquil nature; yet, his clashes with the powers that be have been extremely infrequent. In his quiet way he has kept out of trouble while enjoying to the fullest degree the few pleas- ures afforded by our rocky home. A consistent worker on the track field, his athletic abilities were far surpassed by his meandering ease in mastering subjects academic and tactical. Time wnll assert this man. 1 . 282 i ' tdi!SnKill.j I I eMan,oid Qn,e(fa f. Maa e, i. " HAL " Bardstown, Kentucky 2nd District, Georgia Untouched bv the machinations of the T. D. and Aca- demic Departments, Hal never wasted a week-end with inactivity. The casual consistency with which he escorted beautiful young ladies remained a con- tinual source of amazenaent to his classmates, but as often as not Saturday afternoon found Hal heading for the nearest fishing hole with his favorite tackle. He is ever ready to forsake his more serious pursuits for the harmony of the nearest barber shop quartet or for the joy of an all-day ski trip. Company C-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Baseball (4, 3); Numerals (4); Fishing Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Catholic Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Expert; Machine Gun Marksman. Ke.i ieili Maltm, Mao e, n.. •KENNY " Berkeley, California Secretary of War All the boys are studying, but not Moore. All the boys are going D, but not Moore. Well stocked with boodle, another new book, and an angelic look, he presents a picture of enviable contentment. Contra- dicting this impression of serenity is Moore, the ath- lete whipping his round self to the basketball court Sunday mornings, while the conservative cadet saves his strength for the Chapel climb. We always said that the movie was never made that he would not sit through, and we were right because he saw them all. Company B-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Chess Club (4); Color Line (3); Rifle Sharp- shooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. [licltan,d R.at maftd Mao e " DICK " Grosse Pointe, Michigan Secretary of War Choo Choo fought two years for his appointment to West Point, and it was this trait of determination that characterized his cadet career, and resulted in his high class standing. When the weekend came, Choo Choo showed the same capacity for play that he had for work. Seldom did a weekend slip by that he was not dragging, and though never serious over any one femme, he broke many a heart. His quiet, confident manner will insure him as an officer in keep- ing with the highest traditions of the Army. Company E-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Fishing Club; Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. 283 ii m mr kS - I GUoA-lei. C ' dw-anJl Mo la i " CHUCK " Warren, Ohio 19th District, Ohio Chuck, with a will and determination as strons; as steel and an ever readiness to go the extra mile for a friend, has won the friendship of everyone who knew hi m here at the Academy. His high ideals and exalted moral standards are to be adm.ired by all. Although his sincere desire to learn and understand rather than to mem.orize has denied him the honor of ranking among the selected few in academics, this same schol- arly attribute will win laurels for him in the world. Company C-1; Sergeant (1); Gymnastics (3); Wrestling (3, 1); Swimming (4); Rifle Marks- man. " BILL " Wauchula, Florida Secretary of War Bill cam.e to West Point with the second echelon of our class, having attended an Arm.y preparatory school and served in the military police the previous year. He had no trouble with academics; but the race was keen with the Tactical Department. Wrestling and dragging occupied his free moments, with neither as a serious interest. His desire to be a pilot was always in the back of his mind. His natural talents, ability t o solve tough problems and an undefeatable will, will carry him a long way in his profession. Company H-1; Sergeant (1); Wrestling (4); Minor A (4); General Committee; Fishing Club; Rifle Sharpshooter. a nei, aoid Ma d, " J. D. " Alexandria, West Virginia At Large As a dved-in-the-wool Army Brat and a veteran of 284 • atfieA. Ma iA,o.e Man.nA4., n,. " JIM " Kentucky Isl District, Kentucky This Army Drat has for his outstanding characteristic a high loyalty to the service. Jim has always had his goal in life: to be a good Army officer. He pursued this by keeping well posted on world events and military trends. He m.aintained his standing as a true goat — spending m.any an after-taps session in the sinks. Jim always gave the girls a break on hop nights. His ready wit, perennial good humor, and his M Company outlook nrake him. popular with all who have known him. Company H-2,- Football (4); Ski Club (1); Howitzer (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. a mi, Wi i fy.eld Ma n d. ::S:S. Cartersville, Georgia Senatorial, Georgia This Southern gentleman hit West Point like an irre- sistible object meeting an immovable obstacle. When the sparks subsided, both seemed to have been affect- ed. Jimmy was more determined to succeed in his profession, and the Academy had more anecdotes for its files. His academic difficulties were laid to the incongruities of Yankeeland; yet he did not disap- .prove of m.any a Yankee young lady. Maneuvers de- pite sore feet, cold chow, and rain-soaked blankets, brought out his leadership and his ability to maintain good hum.or and high spirits in any situation. Company C-1 ; Choir (4, 3, 1). - 2 Uwi R. U HO-nd Mo 4,04l " ART " Senatorial, California San Rafael, California Com.ing from the fogs and rains of California, A. R. took two years of his cadet career to get acclimated to the sunshine of West Point. To relieve the monot- ony of this pleasant prison, Art did such acts as com- ing to a form.ation in im,proper uniform so that he m.ight have the joy of dashing back to change and still make the form.ation. But these days of unrest have passed and now this fair-haired lad is content merely to possess the m,ost clogged-up desk drawer in the Corps. Company H-1; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Pistol (4, 3, 1); Pointer Representative (4, 3, 1); Rifle Expert. 285 HBi r « " JERRY " Farso, North Dakota Consressional, N. D. Endowed with the speed of a rabbit, Jerry came racing out of the west to blaze a trail across the academv records. Academically he shot at stars, athletically he was one. Possessing a fine foundation both educa- tionally and socially on which to build, Jerry has made the m.ost of his short stay. Coupling an ever- easy likeable manner with an earnest determination to succeed, Jerry has an ideal outlook on the future. His prospects for greater achievements are trulv bright in the race of life. Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1); Track (4, 3, 1),- Captain,- Major A; Honor Committee. " AL " Detroit, Michigan, 1 7th District, Michigan After carefree college davs at Michigan State and several years in the Army, Al entered the Academy well prepared for cadet life. After the initial shock of plebe vear, Al settled down to use his waking hours to the greatest possible advantage. His liking for military life and military subjects made his tactical training very pleasant for him, and his hours of study did not weigh too heavily. The fortunate branch which he takes will find him. well prepared and eager to begin his new phase of military service. 286 Mueluk l1llkt t,Miclii!iii fimmi nir S wl ( " JIM " Winner, South Dakota 2nd District, S. D. Frum the bosom of South Dakota c.ui ' c (Mc Buddy Muns on that very rainiest of July days. A week later he again began to function normally under the strange military regim.e and didn ' t take another hurried step thereafter. He studied when necessary, laughed when the gloom was thickest, and occupied the rem.ainder of the tim.e with Corps Squads. Jim had had college experience in his enjoyable past and consequently his secretarial abilities saddled him with the respon- sibility of compiling the weekly du ty roster. He miraculously juggled his poop sheets and succeeded in satisfying most if us irost of the time. Company A-1 ; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1); Football (4, 3, 1); Numerals (4); Monogram (3, 1); Basketball (4, 3, 1); Numerals (4); Monogram (3, 1); Fishing Club,- Rifle Marks- man. C(it f.a Man,ai4n. Munif,o-H. ::.-s:s:.: " ED " Marceline, Missouri 1 st District, Missouri Linn countv ' s most ardent sportsm.an shifted his hunt- ing grounds to New York and succeeded in bagging the limit in friends and facts. Needle ' s ready smile was never effaced by routine, drudgery, or adverse circumstances and his ready wit and sense of humor were a constant source of pleasure to all his associates. Mathem.atically inclined, he took academics in his stride without any difficulty. Armed with a method- ical mind, pleasing personality, and the patience of time itself Monk will continue to conquer new fields and win new distinctions. Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Track (1); Ski Club (4); Rifle Maiksman. y ■«» " MURPH " New York City, N. Y. 1 5th District, N. Y. Murph came to us froni the Bronx well prepared to fight the Academic Board at every turn. It was a great fight and our cham.p won. Just to keep things hum- ming, he soon dem.onstrated his versatile prowess in various sports. His reputation for dragging pro fem- m.es stood unchallenged. To his wives he was more than lust another roomm.ate. Sincere, loyal, am.iable — all old words, but somehow ' given a new, fresh meaning when connected with Murphy ' s name. There is no doubt in our minds that success will crown his every elfort. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Ski Club (1). 287 " KY " Minneapolis, Minnesota 3rd District, Minnesota " Ky, " the Inshm;in from " Swede Town, " took up residence at the Point on that rainy first of July back in ' 42. During the " short lull " period between leav- ing high school and entering the Academy, Kv " spent " five years. He claims he will never regret those years. His great like for sports and dislike for academics were unparalleled. If he had a hobby it must have been dragging. He will be a credit to West Point throughout the years of his life and will prove most successful. Company F-1 ; Wrestling (4, 3, 1); Gymnas- tics (4); Football (3); Numerals (4); Hand- ball (3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1); Ski Club (3, 1); Golf Club (1); Acolyte (1),- Rifle Sharp- shooter. " TOMMy Defiance, Ohio 5th District, Ohio Although Tom was a hive at practically everv subject at the Academy, he never neglected athletics, and eventually becam.e a threat on a horizontal bar and cross-country track. Strictly a walrus in the pool, though, and an elephant on the dance floor, he never- theless kept at both until he mastered swimming. Yearling year found him in front of the company in sack time; and thereafter, he never relinquished the lead. How he found tim.e for that, and still remain the " gay dog " of E Company, merelv shows the great versatilitv of a great fellow. Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ),- Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. ClijflfO d C ' dUaa ' id MtfeM, jn,. 288 MMiiia,Oliiii " fVcil ' ftTcrr subject ■:Jn!Ci, mi :;! kr mi ' h fftil. •; ■r--:ffiqiiis!iKiilit ■lizi tk ' M; ui .. 0 GoUiiti, Mif,e , jn,. ■::S:S - Canal Zone " O. C. " Balboa, Canal Zone An artist ' s conception of born hfty years too soon was how O. C. wanted to think of himself. To say that he dreamed of days when stories like Buck Rogers would come true is putting it mildly. Outside of his room he was a down-to-earth guy, though, willing to do anything asked of him. As a worker, Otis would spend hours on end trying to teach the goatiest of the goats enough to go pro, even neglect- ing his own studies. He was one of those personalities that makes the Corps a living brotherhood. Company G-1 ; Sergeant (1); Boxing (4); Concert Orchestra (4). " DON " Williamsport, Pennsylvania 16th District, Pa. Pennsylvania ' s loss was the Army ' s gain, in those wtirds are expressed Don ' s true worth. Plebe year held no perils for him, and he developed into a good cadet and a swell soldier. Never a hive but then too not a goat, Don had no great amount of difficulty with academics. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need; and we, his wives, will al- wavs consider his friendship as one of our greatest gains while at the Point. Success is sure to be his in his chosen br.inch. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Supply Sergeant (1); Soccer (4, 3); Camera Club. o-li.4 n,ancid. Mif o-tt " JOHNNV " 33rd District, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Perhaps it was bcc.iuse he was .i little older than most of us, perhaps it was the genuine sincerity in his manner, but whatever the cause, Johnny commanded the respect of everyone with whom he came in con- tact. He made the most of his opportunity of cadet- ship and certainly at all times did his best to excel in academic and military fields while at Wes t Point. His definite leadership ability, and a determination of purpose will certainly be an asset to whatever unit with which he coires into cont.icr. Company A-2,- Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Squash Club (1); Camera Club (1); Notre Dame Ball Committee (4, 3, 1). 289 v . (Uui, 0- eif Alaaf, " BUD " Jefferson City, Missouri Senatorial, Missouri Nac, one of A-2 ' s more popular files, glided easilv through plebe year with an inertia that carried him to graduation. Studying was one of Bud ' s dont ' s, nevertheless his quick wit and logical reasoning al- ways put him. high on the academ.ic lists. Being a genius for overcoming the nonessentials, he has been able to surm.ount the system with two hours of pleas- ure-reading nightly, and the gym and boodlers at times. John is sincerely endowed with the Army spirit and whatever his hands choose to touch will turn to success. " NAPE " Wayne, West Virsinia 4thlDistrict, W. Va. A hard lesson for today, so I guess I ' ll sack. This was Nape ' s favorite expression. After emerging from a hard fought battle with plebe math, he began to train to perfection his red comforter. Out of the sack he was a man capable of accomplishing all of his duties in a fast and efficient manner with little effort and ro.aximum results. Plenty rugged, inter-murder was properly named when he bowled them, over in lacrosse and basketball. Well liked and plentv on the ball — watch him so. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1); BaHalion Supply Officer,- Fisfiing Club (3); Catfiolic Choir (4, 3, 1), Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun Marksman. Company B-1; Corporal (3); Lacrosse (4); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (3). atfiei. Blade I oaU 290 " JIM " Noblesvllle, Indiana 6th District, Indian! We called him Ole Man Neal and yet Jim was always the first person to suggest a rugged game. To say that he was well rounded is putting it mildly, because academics, sports, women, publications, and a good " B. S. " session were all handled by him. with ease. Coming to West Point with four years of college be- hind him gave J. T. a slight start in academics, but every bit of his time was devoted to the many outside activities he had taken. We will always remember that Jim was eas - to like. Company G-1 , Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1 ),■ Swimming (4); General Committee (1 ) Point- er (4, 3); Howitzer (4, 3, 1); Business Man- ager (1); Rifle Marksman. •: Kgat 10 CsiHorroutlKball- i il-;S.aib(3). S . joiui afie iA4f Ae " JACK " Waban, Massachusetts 3rd District, Mass. The thin man has always had plenty of beef to room with. Although comparatively sm.all he boasted the ability to fold up his wives and put them on the sec- ond locker shelf. His wit and constant goatincss added to his good fellowship, and an am.iable disposi- tion has endeared him. to us all. He had his troubles with the T. D., and his cold " spec " kept him just one step ahead of the Academic Department. It was fun to live with Jack and enjtiv his warm friendship. Company D-2; Sergeant (1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun Marksman. Daniel ach A eld.an " NELLIE ' Billings, Montana 2nd District, Montana From BilUngs, Montana to West Point via the Arni - Air Forces came Nellie, strictly G. I. Although blessed with great native intelligence he displayed a con- sistent dislike for study. He divided his free time be- tween dragging and cards. Never a favorite of the T. D., his name was familiar on the gig sheet. Truly devoted to West Point, Nellie is destined to achieve great success as an officer. He has a true sense of values which makes him excel in the fundamental things which are attributes of all s;reat men. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Baseball (4); Wrestling (4); Ski Club (1); Rifle Marksman. 291 a icUd lto naA. leUo4i,, 1. " DINK " San Antonio Texas Secretary of War A more likeable man chaii Dink would be hard to find in any class at West Point. His agreeable personality gave him an infinite capacity for friendship. Dink ' s ability to do any job with the utmost efficiency and thoroughness will take him directly to the top. His success in the Anny is assured by his versatility and initiative. Dink ' s unconquerable spirit and varied qualities essential to a good leader will give to the Arm,y a soldier of whom it shall be rightfully proud. Qexi e jbeta o. eld,a i, . " NELS " Springfield, Vermont Senatorial, Vermont From the Green Mountain State came a man in olive drab, to get four years of training at West Point. And four years he got. Despite vigorous opposi- tion by the Academic Board, George remained cheerful and fun loving. He demonstrated his conscientious and loyal spirit by achieving high rank and many friends, not in one, not in two, but in three companies . . in fact, throughout the broad expanse of the entire Corps. By this token, he should attain new success when he once again dons the olive drab. Paul Bun iJtatft eldxutf n,. " MOUSE " Riverside, California Senatorial Born to the Army, Paul inherited both an interest in things military and a cosmopolite ease of bearing which has brought him safely through the svstem.. Energetic, he has taken advantage of all West Point can offer in the way of outdoor sports; and found time to pursue a well-developed hobby in photography. This in spite of an enviable academic record, half a dozen extra curricular activities, and a well earned spot on the A squad lacrosse team. Alwavs congenial, friendlv, and thoughtful — he ' s headed for the top. i Company G-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Lacrosse (4, 3); Numer- als (4); Lecture Committee (4, 3); Fishing Club (3, 1); Camera Club (3,1); Ski Club(3, 1),SI eet(3, 1); Secretary (1); Bugle Notes (4, 3, 1 ); Business Manager (1 ). Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); La- crosse (3); Major A; Company Athletic Representative (3); Rifle Marksman. 292 Company A-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1), Camera Club (4, 3, 1 ),- Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Howitzer (3); Rifle Marksman. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Track (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Company E-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Swimming (4); Soccer (4, 3); Kayco Mayday Show,- Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company C-1 ; Track (4); Company Howitzer Representative (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun Marksman. HoM-e t Glo-u(f,lt eil04i. mi kaosic .; for the top, K " NELLIE " Portland, Oregon 3rd District, Oregon Longfamiliiir with the customs and tradition of the Arnay, Nellie experienced little difficulty in his nxeetings with the T. D. When he started academics, Nelson still displayed the experience gained by careful preparation. He made an admirable record for himself, and was able, by coaching his less hivey classmates, to add to the time available for rat-racing. His academic seriousness never obscured his love of sport and play. His seriousness, com- bined with enjoyment of spare moments insure his success in climbing the ladder of advancement in the service. CaA,l l lifant J lenJlcUil " NERD " Long Beach, California Army From. Georgia, to the Big City, the fame of Carlos, " the Nerd " has spread throughout the Atlantic Seaboard. This California Navy Junior invaded the east coast like a storm., setting up operations on Park Avenue or Green- wich ' illage. Nerd started his Arm.y career at Fort Scott with two years in the Coast Artillery, from which he " spec ' d " out an Army appointment. Plebe year didn ' t change Carl; spoony shoes, his only condition to " the system, " being a carry-over from a long line of military schooling and service in the Armv. ILeni (loloHd leaiUe, jfi. " AL " Washington, District of Columbia Army Al had to get a discharge from the Army in order to enter West Point. His previous experience served him in good stead as was shown by his being a model soldier. Although naturally hivey, his inherent indifference, coupled with ahnost weekly dragging, and the tim.e spent in the gymnasium kept him from wearing stars. Always popular, no rat-race, breeze session, or boodle fight was complete without him. Al, coming from the Armv and being a veteran of Pearl Harbor, will be an excellent addition to the Armv again. 293 e iHO eM Hu-aAxll le4AMna t " VERNy Luling, Texas lOlh District, Texas ' ernv was . kind ot cheiuic.il coinhination of insatiable curiositv, dry humor, and hard work. Curiosity made him delve into the intracicies of tactics with ardor. He must have had foreign weapons specked, down to the trigger spring. A friendliness and humor that must have been a gift of Texas sun and sand made Verny one of those rare individuals that everyone likes. His philosophy that anything worth doing is worth doing well made conscientious effort a kind of creed with him ... a creed that is the essence of success. ( d fXi Wall e J ickoli " BUD " Williamsport, Pennsylvania 16th District, Pennsylvania Bud left Pennsylvania to come to West Point leaving behind the good times of college life. He has always been ready to share his sense of humor with anyone. His ability to find a grind in anything that came up has been of great value to those around him. His fine character and determination have made him the kind of officer the Army is proud to have. His tactical and academic proficiency together with his keen sense of duty will insure his success as an officer. O a Bw.a t i A icUoU, n.. " NICK " Marion, Alabama 6th District, Alabama This staunch southerner came from the small town of Marion, Alabama, and has maintained the traditions of the deep South. In spite of Yankee in- fluence he still retains his southern accent. Academics were no worry to him, and he was always willing and able to offer a helping hand to his less- talented wives. He was the mail dragger ' s best custom.er, for it was a bad dav when he received less than six letters and a box of boodle. The Army will benefit from, his attitude and qualities of leadership. 11 % rKi ' Company B-2,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Debating Club (3, 1 ); Weight Lifting Club (3, 1); Chess Club (1); Skeet Club (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 294 Company B-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Fishing Club (3); 100th Night Show (1 ); Rifle Marksman. Company B-2; Sergeant (1); Cam- era Club (3, 1); Concert Orchestra (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. Company D-1 ,- Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1 ), Company Athletic Rep- resentative, RiFle Marksman; Ma- chine Gun Marksman Company D-1 ; Corporal (3); Golf (1), Rifle Sharpshooter. .oilidceu!- .:: no worn ' to •a:i 10 his less- or i: was 1 baJ ;Ie. T!lcAmr ti,0i6i1): too Company C-1, Sergeant (1), Fenc ins (4); Ski Club (3, 1); Machin Gun Marksman. 7 t. tad. ad.efzA Afic ta d, •NICK " Dallas, Texas Secretary of War This fine son of Texas came to the Academy well prepared for academ.ics. He passed his plebe and yearling years ro.anaging the conapany duty rosters, attainin ' a star man ' s average in most of his subjects, and directing his coach- ing abilities to the benefit of ro.any of his classmates. His not over-easily tapped strain of humor was a source of enjoyment and amusement to all. Nick earned a place in the hearts of all men who were fortunate enough to know him, and is certain, to m.eet success in whatever he undertakes. WilUa fi Muin, icUah " NICK " Tuscaloosa, Alabama Honor School When Nick first set foot on " The Point " amid that memorable rainstorm, he had his objective well in mind and has since that time proceeded to con- quer all that West Point has to offer. However, his nature never prevented his helping a classmate who was ailing in academics or spirits. Aside from his more serious nature, Nick exhibited a wonderful sense of humor which did not falter during his stay at the Academy. Possessing unusual ability and unlimited efficiency, Nick will undoubtedly take all of his future prob- lems in stride. aU t ikleif, AlaLU " JACK " Coronado, California Secretary of War Of the numerous invaluable men who have poured into the ranks of the Long Gray Line from the cornucopia of time, John vied with time ' s best in carving his niche in the hallway of military achievement bv dint of joyfully giving his best to his chosen profession. John brought to West Point a de- meanor as sunny as the atmosphere of his native California, and he left with that disposition none the worse for wear despite the sobriety of the academic life. Eagerly he left West Point to apply his Academy gained skill. 295 iluatn cMeii. ' uf, lo-inM. 3rd District, North Carolina ' et ahead of the rest .mJ complete " BILL " Goldsboro, North Carolina On Julv first in 1942 Dill decided he ' d his necessary work early. He was among the first five of the Class of ' 45 to enter Beast Barracks. Although he wasn ' t top ranking, Bill was a con- sistent worker in anything he took up; he was patient, yet firm with the plebes and always had a good word for his classmates. In his spare time Bill could always be found either helping someone out of trouble or reading one of his magazines on railroading. jbeWiit AncluLald Nu i •DEE " North Carolina 5th District, North Carolina After delving through reams of poop sheets vou will find Star-Eyes, waving a hand full of formulas and a slide rule. Hailing from North Carolina and having spent two years at Duke, Dee suffered no pain at the hands of the Academic Department. Not confining himself to academics and coaching, Dee is one of West Point ' s best golfers and interested in everything. There are a few things that we all regretfully give up when we graduate, and a wife like Dee is one of them. CeitU C toHdlel Alui Lcutin " NUSIE " San Gabriel, California Secretary of War Ambition and an excellent sense of duty urged Nus on to do his best for his classmates and the Academy. Although always sincere and conscientious, he did not permit these traits to make him distant or serious. Instead Nus carried with him everywhere an abundance of friendliness. Participation in Corps activities enabled him to acquire many friendships. When out in the service Nus will be a great attribute to any outfit due to his unfailing devo- tion to dutv and his abilitv to arouse his own enthusiasm, and that of others. % I - Company D-2,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Howitzer (1); Rifle Marksman. Company E-2; Sergeant (1); Soccer (4, 3, 1); Manager (1),- Rifle Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3),- 100th Night Show (1); Manager " A " (1); Kayco May Day Show (4),- Rifle Marksman. Company F-2; Corporal (3), Lieu- tenant (1); Stars (4), Squash Club (4, 3, 1 ); Golf Club (4, 3, 1 ); Man- ager (1); Choir (4); Plebe Smoker (4); Rifle Sharpshooter. 296 T.s tet tot Ills . ' iconsciHitioiis, . ' J. ItstudNiis Pmcipation ii ' ilica ODt in tk -.■■jiiilinjJcvo- JiBiJiEffiiitlui of oilers. •lS«i«i«|1);S«tii „..f " Kii.a.b ■.:]),■ 1004 ' riJB " A " ; :. ' 1); ii Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1), Squash Club (1); Chess Club(1); Weight Lifting Club (1); Pointer (1), 100th Night Show(1). Company H-1; Corporal (3); Swim- ming Club (4, 3), Choir (3, 1); Rifle Marksman. Company D-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- qeanl (1); Polo Club (4); Squash Club (3, 1 ); 1 0Olh Night Show (1 ),- Machine C unner, 1st Class (3). cutne , cM fiA 0 ' i e4i., . •OB " Peoria, Illinois 18th District, Illinois Irish, and as good natured as any Irishman ever was or ever will be — ; lips that are continually smiling; a dragoid and a not too industrious student; a soldier — and a searcher for the silver lining — these give a brief insight to OB. To OB a weekend not dragging was a weekend wasted. Impregnated with a burning desire to become a good officer and with a deep-rooted and sincere loyalty to the Corps, OB long ago proved his right to the title; West Pointer. WilUam Van ifhe Ockl, . " VAN DYKE " Chattanooga, Tennessee 2nd District, Tennessee It was a tough fight for Bill. Twice the Academic Department swung at him, but twice he managed to dodge; however, the quality of his military record outweighed anything that m.ay have been lacking in his academic record. It ' s hard to say whether Bill ' s southern background or his upbring- ing as a cavalry brat was m.ore influential in making him the soldier who never failed in the thorough performance of a duty and the gentleman who never forgot the meaning of responsibility. Bill has certainly won the es- teem of his classmates. eil jai,efili 0 ' 2ia t tell " O ' D " Allentown, Pennsylvania At Large An Army Brat with all the commendable qualities that come from Army rearing, O ' D has the poise and the understanding of other people. That will never fail him in his chosen career. Ref using to become a slave to academics, O ' D spent his free time with the swimming team and the chapel choir. Along with a keen sense of duty and responsibility, that infectious Irish grin will rank him high in the estimation of all who come in contact with him. We ' re proud to send him back to the Army. 297 o-i p,U Patn x Jz C) ' a4anlo4i, " O ' H " Si. Louis, Missouri Senatorial, Missouri A cheerful son of Ireland, O ' H ' s hro.id grin in whatever situation he found himself horrified many in Beast Barracks. The system and Joe were both surprised when they met each other; Joe has recovered, but the system never will. He was known as the only man in the Corps who studied on Sunday afternoon. No dull grind, however, O ' H was always ready for a good time, and his women kept him busv. Joe ' s propensity for hard work has served iiun well in the Ac.ideniA ' and will continue to do so. ieciOH. Afel Oldd. ' STEVE " Washington, District of Columbia 6th District, Maryland Being an Army Brat and following closely in the footsteps of an older brother, Steve entered with the thought of preparing himself well for his future career. A natural athlete, Steve ' s tangency in academics prevented his being an asset on several Corps squads; however, his pleasing baritone voice did win him a prominent place in the Chapel Choir. A B. S. artist of the first degree, Steve ' s affability m.ade him welcome at any session, and Ihis captivating personality won him. m.any lasting friendships. To know him, it is apparent that Steve will reach the top. i It I N jai.ep.U ' Ito nal 0 ' Aleal " JOE- Louisville, Kentucky 3rd District, Kentucky Joe ' s much-better-than-average sports ability, has been demonstrated by his outstanding performance in intramural sports and his frequent and successful Corps squad activities. A bridge player, he has never failed to join a gam.e when the opportunity presented itself. The outspoken frank- ness which has always prevailed in his room has made his a happier life than would otherwise have been possible. Joe ' s consideration for others never allowed him. to bone a file at a classm.ate ' s expense, and this character- istic will stand him in good stead after graduation. ■omE " i Company D-2,- Sergeant H ),- RiFle Team (4); Weight Lifting Club (4). Company D-2,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ),- Baseball (4); Boxing (4); Football (3, 1); Monogram (3, 1),- Color Line Show (3); Rifle Maiks- man; Machine Gun Marksman. Company F-2; Corporal (3); Foot- ball (4); Track (4); Golf Club (1); Choir (4, 3); 100th Night Show (4); Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marks- 298 Company D-2, Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Supply Sergeant; Stars (4, 3), Lacrosse (4), Chess Club (4, 3); Howitzer (1), 100th Night Show (4, 3, 1). Company E-2, Track (4),- Football (4, 3, 1); Manager; Major A (1); Choir (4, 3, 1); 100th Night Show (3, 1); Kayco May Day Show; Color Lire. ■.ever tilled to .jfob frinl;- i bppier lif( :am for otlicti ft.! (atonl (3); S«- ■■■■tUi- Company D-1 ; Coiporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Polo Club (4); Squash Club (3); Fishing Club (3); RiFle Marksman M i4Xf U Clij o d OfXfieftlieitne " OPPIE " Cincinnati. Ohio 2nd District, Ohio From Ohio and points West, Op advanced on West Point, bringing a natural bent for efficiency and a conscientious devotion to things military. His easy diplomacy and good hum.or make him at home in any company. Always well informed, he did his work promptly and efficiently, always finding time to help out in a pinch, whether it be things academic or tactical. His love of the service, gained through his pre-cadet days of experience in the horse cavalry, combined with his will to get ahead will guarantee Op a successful Armv career. Keti,H,etlt Jl uu e4 ce Pao p-e " KEN " Milwaukee, Wisconsin 5th District, Wisconsin Ken was one of those star nien who didn ' t get to first sections by having studied the subjects before. Possessing a readily adaptable nature, always ready for either a rat-r.ice or a bit of seriousness, he was a roommate who could be counted on to fit his mood into nearly every situation. This was definitely an engineer whom everyone termed a good guy. Combining his natural horse sense with his drive and ability to get things done efficiently yet quiet! V he could never he found wanting when the chips were down. Ste. ' P ' lieH. Pacef Qn.. " STEVE " Americus, Georgia Senatorial, Georgia Although not an inhabitant of all first sections, Steve let nothing daunt his enthusiasm and zeal for participating in extra curricular activities. The choir, the Color Line at Popolo yearling summer, his football managership and the Hundredth Night Shows all demonstrated to us Steve ' s ability and versatility. A true draggoid, this sentimental gentleman from Georgia never considered merely wasting a weekend in the sack. With his unassuming friendliness, his devotion to his high ideals, and his consideration for others, Steve will make a creditable place for himself in the Army. 299 Al If Company C-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); 100th Night Show (4); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun Marksman. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Foot- ball (4, 3, 1); Numerals; Mono- gram; Machine Gun Marksman. Company H-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Soccer (3); Handball Club (3, 1); Rifle Marksman. n,ed GltciA,U6, PanJzen,f ioled 6th District, Louisiana " ACE " Baton Rouge, Louisiana That magic dav wav back in Jul v ' 42 found our Ace venturing forth from the wilds of the m.ysterious Louisiana bayous to embark upon a military career. Life never seemed to upset this quiet, soft-spoken individual, although at times he had his storm.y m.om.ents. The two minute bell always found him franticallv searching for his elusive B-plate. Possessed of a deep love for his home state, he spread the fame of Louisiana, and kept alive the state tradi- tion of doing things in a big wav. He was always on hand with sound ad- vice and assistance whatever the problem. eMuifU CamfxLeil Pa keA,, 1. " ACE " Washington, District of Columbia Secretary of War A happy-go-lucky gu)-, the Ace is a good substitute for the three ring circus. We ' ll always remember the time he was caught fishing in the middle of a tac- tical problem.. Behind a veil of wit and wise cracking one glimpses his more serious nature, which is to be well respected. His congenial air serves as a ladder for all who are down in the dumps. Combine with these, his other characteristics of integritv, loyalty, and courage, and you have the con- stituents of a fine officer. llah-efU ai.efiU PaA.n. " LITTLE JOE ' South Gate, California Congressional Little Joe, the gay and carefree Californian, hit plebe year with a vengeance, em.erging from the ordeal a loval, enthusiastic and vigorous m.ember of the Corps. Although he endured yearling year in an upper bunk, proclaim.ed all women as spinach, abhorred the thought of original Phil problems, and was baffled by a slide rule. Little Joe excelled in history, tactics, and handball. Always conscientious about his work and the traditions of West Point, he was admired bv all who knew him and showed promise of becoming a fine officer and .1 real credit to the long grey line. 300 AntUo uf ' R.o t-e 4, Pa n U " TONY " Flourlown, Pennsylvania 16th District, Pennsylvania After Beast Barracks anJ frcqucnt periods on the area, Tony came to the conclusion that West Point was really a military academy after all. Con- sidering the shock of this, he rallied fast and revealed himself as a quite adaptable fellow. Squash and academics are at the opposite ends of his scale of life, and somewhere in between he manages to play a fair game of golf. He considers a horse a hangover from another age, and should be quite at home in our mechanized . rnn-. Cltallei. Wan,n,e4 PaAi ud(f.e, i. " CHUCK " Manchester, New Hampshire 1st District, New Hampshire Chuck is a born leader; his leadership was taken for granted by us .ill from the beginning of plebe year. The maturity and level-headedness that he always displayed won him the extrem.e respect and friendship of all who knew him. Too practical to excel in academ.ics, Chuck has spent his time at the Academy preparing to be a professional soldier. This thorough prepa- ration plus his natural abilities make him the type of officer that the Army needs and the type of gentleman we are proud to have as a classmate. a nel Kell if, PatckeU " PATCH " Union City, Indiana Congressional Although giving up gold bars to go through the hardships of plebe year and more than one battle with the Academ.ic Department, Patch never lost his infectious smile nor his indomitable good humor. His tall tales and ready Hoosier wit made him a favorite of all who knew him; his affability and sense of fairness made other than friendly arguments with him im,possible. Though rollickingly easy going in daily routine ro.atters, he may always be relied upon to handle the m.ost difficult tasks with assurance. Company A-1; Scraeant (1 ), Squash Club (4, 3, 1); Treasurer, Golf Club (3, 1); Rifle Marksman, Machine Gun Marksman. Company F-1 ,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Soccer (4); Boxing (3); Radio Club (4, 3, 1); Secretary; Handball Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); 100th Night Show (1); Rifle Marksman. Company A-1; Corporal (3); Lieu tenant (1),- Hockey (4); Basebal (4); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Choir (4, 3 1); Rifle Sharpshooter. 301 Jk g If Company B-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Battalion Sergeant Major; Election Committee (3, 1), How- itzer (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. Company C-2; Concert Orchestra (4); 100th Night Show (3); Color Line,- Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gun Marksman. Company B-1; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1 ); Ski Club (4, 1 ); Weight Lifting Club (1); Rifle Marksman. •flANI Eaiffli liiiiii ' uttffli iioBjlI ' Jiavuf, RandolpU PatnAcn Georgetown, Texas Qualified Candidate " FATTy " Harry came from the heart of Texas and the ranks of the regular Army to take his place in the long grey line. Harry ' s years at the Point were full, well spent years. He missed few boodle fights, bull sessions, and sack per- iods. -His classmates know him for his talent in many of the annual produc- tions. And with all his laughter and friendliness, Harry had high ambitions, which, backed by his Army experience and West Point training, will make him. an officer of whom West Point can truly be proud. AficiUe Rice Paite QH,, . " PAT " 1 st District, Alabama Demopolis, Alabama Easy going, easy to get along with, Pat came to West Point as an ex G. I. Not an engineer, but definitely not a goat, Pat looked forward to keeping out of difficulty while making the most of his weekends until he could gradu- ate and get back to what he liked: a job in the Army on a post in his favorite section of the country, the South. With two good assets, a sense of humor and a lot of common sense, Pat should go far. i oJui 1iJilUa n Pai4iu " MEAT " Albany, New York 28th District, New York Academically Jack could have stood at the top of his class but he found it more to his choosing to float along in the upper third without expending any effort and to devote his time to life ' s gayer things. Otherwise, Jack worked hard and conscientiously at everything he did, whether it be work or play; consequently, whatever he undertook was done well. Socially he was an operator and though a couple of blind drags lowered his average he still managed to drag proer than most. !| 302 " FRANKIE " Freeport, New York 1st District, New York Enterini; West Poinr as jusr another laJ from lamt; Islarul with no previous military experience, Franic quickly s ot into the swing of the system and never had any serious trouble with the T. D. during his entire stay at West Point. Speedily joining the ranks of the academic bourgeoisie, he settled down to the traditional three-year battle between the non-hivey and the Academic Board. Although his conscientious application to duty was occa- sionally cloaked with seeming indifference, Frank won his battle with no great difiicult ' . KicUaAa. llleH, Pe e Z MansField, Ohio 1 7th District, Ohio This ci)lorful member of the Class of ' 45 was one of the problem children of the Academic Department — for the first year and a half of his West Point career he m.issed the turnouts usually by all of tw o or three tenths. How- ever, Dick made a much better showing when the complexities of first class academics presented themselves. He divided his spare mom.ents between the newest happenings in the railroad industry and Uncle Sam ' s latest aircraft. Yes, old Usm.ay College acquired a truly valuable asset from Ohio State. a tiel Gn,cuujj0 d Pen,n4f ■D. C Bristol, Rhode Island 1st District, Rhode Island Ever since the M. T. and G. Department blinded us with maps, Dan took a fiendish delight in them and deluged his room with a scramble of world battlefronts. Dan was also a regular draggoid and always ready for that little Sunday basketball game. Academics slowed him down for a while, but it wasn ' t long before he had the tables turned. Although not shot with the system., Dan gained the respect of many a plebe as well as his classmates bv his capable decisions and good common sense. Company B-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Tennis (4, 3); Howitzer (3); 100th Night Show (4); Rifle Marksman. Company C-2; Rifle Marksman. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Pointer (4, 3), 100th Night Show (3, 1); Rifle Marks- man. 303 Company B-2; Corporal (3); Ser geant (1); Rifle Marksman. Company D-1, Corpora! (3); Ser- geant (1); Regimental Supply Ser- geant; Track (4); Lacrosse (1 ); Rec- reation Committee (3); Fishing Club (3, 1); Camera Club (3); Plebe Smoker. Company B-2; Basketball (4); Ring Commiltee; Handball Club (4, 3, 1 ); Choir (4, 3); Rifle Expert. .r iltc ' iVilUatH OUaen, Pe i tf. •BILL " Denver, Colorado 1st District, Colorado Dill ' s versatile enthusiasm has always furnished the spark for arousing his classmates to resounding barber shop harmony, heated discussions over the fine points of military tactics, or even an old-fashioned bull session. Equally at home on maneuvers, on the dance floor, or in the gymnasium, Dill met his major challenges in the solemn halls of the academic buildings, but his unfailing good judgment and love of the Army inevitably carried him through and will assure outstanding success in any assignment which he undertakes. -V-- jL.0A.n44i, QaA.lto- i PeteAA,o-n " PETE " Lincoln, Nebraska Senatorial, Nebraska Pete came to the Point after three years of Army service, determined to be- come a professional soldier. Friendly and likeable, his square face had a ruggedness from battering his way over or under all the obstacles that had ever confronted him. A master of the art of repartee, after dinner toasts, and scintillating conversation, his presence guaranteed a success of any gathering. Generous and fun loving, his love for the fair sex and a desire for a large family have tvped him a woman ' s man. ack QUcuie Pettee " JACKSON " Waukegan, Illinois 10th District, Illinois An Arm.y Brat from the Middle West, characterized by his self-conceived sinkoids, his inevitable irony, conservative laughter, scholastic tenacity, Saturday injuries, nocturnal wanderings, and single love; leader of the Popolopen Bucks, whose war-cry, " Don ' t drag those Yearling Corporals! " could be taken any way but literally; and being a practitioner in Browning ' s verse, " A man ' s reach should exceed his grasp . . ., " few accomplishments has he left unattained. Naturally brilliant, exceedingly popular with his classmates, all these qualities are highly indicative of the success to be his in militarv life. r 304 .■■■ " -ll); ( dtftu td d ' Juin.e fto-ni Picn.eti •ED " Douglas, Arizona Ed, hv his villin_miess to help otlicrs, and his unf.iiiing respect for superiors, coupled with a remarkable individualism, could but tremendously increase the efficiency of any organization with which he is associated. Ed, the character and philosopher that he was, made himself a valuable and faith- ful companion. His high regard for others, common sense attitude, appre- ciation of gayety, exacting sense of duty, and boundless unmentionable capabilities give great promise for a brilliant career in the Army already paved bv a successful previous enlistment as a soldier. " CHICK " Annapolis, Maryland 6lh District, Maryland Fresh from an Army background. Chick was well aware of what plcbe year had in store for him. He got through his initiation into cadet life easily with the help of a natural sense of humor. Never content to sit back and wait for things to happen, he was always among the leaders in anything that came along. His appetite for good books was exceeded only by his love of good food. He took an ardent interest in sports and the many hours he spent at the gym were not wasted. HoMeAi Cdw-and Pi te 20th District Illinois " PETER " Jacksonville, Illinois An equestrian of no mean ability, Gaucho Dro rode over the West Point horizon leaving deep marks in varied fields. Unquestionably the best man on B squad tennis, this ro.ean racquet wielder will perhaps longest be re- membered for his Arthur Murray antics every Saturday night. One couldn ' t be quite sure how Peter originated his style, but it is more than likely that his crooning ability figured prominently in the outcome. Combined with his many virtues, Peter has just enough of the sinner to assure his continued success. Company F-2; Sergeant (1); Box- ing (4, 3). Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Tennis (4, 3); Rifle Sharpshooter. Company E-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Swimming Club (4, 3); Lacrosse (4),- Rifle Marksman. Jn M 305 M I ' - Company B-1 Sergeant (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gun Sharp- shooter. I ! Offc %r ■ — Company D-2; Corporal (3); Cap- tain (1); Company Commander; Election Committee (3, 1); Chair- man,- Skeet Club (1); Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Expert; N ' achine Gun Marksman. Company E-1; Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1 ); Handball Club (4, 3, 1 ); President; 100th Night Show (3, 1 ); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gun Marksman. seek Solo 7 e i.a ifcUt Pi the44, " PINK " California Secretary of War The Biii Dog, as he called himself, was a man with a mind of his own. A super hive during early plebe year, he rightfully decided there were pastimes more worthwhile and more pleasing than academics. Popular with every- one, including femm.es, he was always ready for a gay time and was a firm believer in the doctrine of wine, women, and song. Coming from the ranks and Fort Scott, Pink was quick to get on the ball although his indifferent moments were occasional. He is industrious, conscientious, and business- like at the ri?ht times. " BUD " Milroy, Pennsylvania 1 8th District, Pennsylvania Suffering a temporary set-back at the hands of the Academic Board, Bud once more invaded the Academ.y, girded with confidence which he soon proved was well placed. His pleasant, amiable manner added countless new faces to his already infinite list of friends. A tranquil, level headed man, Homer could always meet life ' s intricacies face to face. Bud leaves West Point taking as m.uch with him. as any of us, and having given more than most of us. Mav he do as much for the Armv as for his Alma Mater. I i ' Pluiip, ieniloift PolaJz ■PHIL " New York, New York Army Phil was a carefree fellow who just didn ' t like to be dominated or disci- plined. He always seemed to have a good time — perhaps that is why he was always to be found at every hop. He was the legitimate second to Ichabod Crane on a horse! As a hive of the first order in any subject involv- ing math, he confounded the instructors; but always found time to pull a classmate or a plebe over the rough spots. He was truly a product of the American svstem of " Mav the best man succeed. " 306 , , l (3). S« ' %, n ■ «««■ Midi T — " 0dca ' Willia n Po-fittnaH., On,. " PORTV " Fort Worth, Texas 1 2lh Disltict, Texas I ' ortx , a honic-.iiul-sack-lo ini; wile, c.imc lo West Pi)int from the University of Texas well prepared for the AcaJeinv; he was more than comfortably hivey in everything but horseback riding. Forty ' s was an all too rare ability to see behind the curtain of spec which surrounded so many of our subjects. No lover of jazz, he truly appreciated classical music, and took a rather fatherly pride in his collection of records. Forty ' s chosen militarv field will receive a quiet, unassuming, but able man. CiAen t OioiUe Pait " ORV " Waco, Texas Congressional FortiheJ with the knowledge that comes from being an A.T. O., this like- able son of Texas known intimately as Emily cam,e to Usmay after attend- mg ' anderbilt University. An avid football fan, Orv had taken a great in- terest in that sport before coming to the Academy. He may always be found in the center of every bull session, provided that it is not of an academic nature. Although he has not found a geography text to support his belief, he is still convinced that Texas is the center of the universe. Cd tu td aaid Padi ut " DAVE " SpringField, Illinois Congri This year the Class of 1945 passes into a dark world to squarely face what lies before it, and along with it goes one Dave Foston to shoulder his part of the responsibility. We could tell of many notable and praiseworthy vir- tues which Dave possesses, but to sum it all up, we find him a fine example of a natural leader. Dave has come a long way these past three years, and the knowledge and benefits which he has gained have l5een conveyed to the ives of the underclassmen. Company A-2; Soccer (3); Rifle Expert. Company E-2; Sergeant (1); Foot- ball (4, 1); Wrestling Club; Fishing Club (3); Chess Club (1),- Ski Club (3); Rifle Sharpshooter. 307 Company F-2, Rifle Marksman. Company H-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Swimming (4); Numerals; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. ( diuaAd Jda uta fttuueAA " ABLE ED " Genoa, Ohio 9th District, Ohio Able Ed IS X line Ohio son. He has followed the life of a normal cadet. Being very studious and absorbing his texts. Able Ed has made a meritorious rec- ord in the Academic Department. Ed has made many friends because of his sincere efforts to acJiieve the best. Given the opportunity to use his ability correctly, Ed should prove to be a successful officer. He has the drive and perseverance that will always perform jobs as well as possible. Good luck, ■■Able Ed! " Qoiifi o4.e,fili Po-iue , n,. " JO-JO " Washington, District of Columbia 1 5th District, New York In Jo-Jo the Army receives a man who has shown a real love of soldiering during his three years at Usmay. We all saw evidence of this at Popolopen and Pine Camp. Anything attempted or assigned was well done by this Armv Brat. Entering fresh from poop school he continued to apply himself totally to each task be it academics, athletics, or the school of the soldier. As a wife Jota did much to keep all the occupants of his room bucked up by his example. Company B-1; Corporal (3); Cap- tain (1 ); Regimental Adjutant; Golf (4); Track (4, 3); Camera Club; Weight Lifting Club; Rifle Marks- Pai Ack. l4JiUia K P uaeA4. " PAT " Honolulu, ' Hawaii 5th District, Illinois An Army Brat through and through, Pat entered the Point knowing what was in store for him and what would be expected of him as an Army officer. A natural yen for a soldier ' s life has made him a serious and conscientious cadet. His marked abilities along military lines evidenced themselves plebe and yearling vears, and have been further recognized by the sincere admi- ration and respect with which he has been held by all who know him. It will be the same wherever Pat goes. 308 ' ■■ ' JnoiiirK. " " -■ " ■- feeattl i »W«l(3);Cip- ; -iililAdiiitatGoll • ■» i 3): »«J Cl»b; tiflUhjCyMileMiili. i JiC ' Ct ! ' ■ ' " - Cltaniei. ilUajn. P cUt " CHUCK " Flint, Michisan 6th District, Michigan Chuck was an easy going cadet. He sailed cheerfully through a B. J. plebe year and emerged with a star for his B-robe. Always ready wth a smile, he loved to rat-race or to put one over on the T. D. Chuck was a regular draggoid— he had a wav with the women. As an amateur photographer, he delighted his class- mates with his camera antics. He took a definite in- terest in intramural athletics. Michigan born, Chuck was a natural with a rod and reel or on skis. His ability to apply himself diligently carried him safely through West Point. Company C-1 ,- Hop Committee (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Skeet Club (4, 3, 1); Plebe Smoker,- Rifle Marksman; Machine Gun Marksman. (Randall pio P att " PETE " Plymouth, Connecticut 5lh District, Connecticut Pete came to West Point after spending three years at the University of Connecticut. His interest in R. O. T. C. there convinced him that he would seek a career in the Army. Throughout his cadet life he diligently applied himself toward the attainment of that goal; even refusing to allow himself the pleasures of the sack. Pete ' s diligence and perseverance, to- gether with a sharp wit, are traits which will cer- tainly carry him through and assure him great success as an officer, as thev have made him an outstanding cadet. Company A-1 , Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ); Basketball (4),- Rifle Team (3, 1); Camera Club (1),- Rifle Sharpshooter. Be ank P entid , " BERT " Racine, Wisconsin 1st District, Wisconsin Nonchalant, debonair, at ease with life, Bert enjoyed the sparse pleasantries of cadet life to the fullest; however, when responsibility became his duty, his attitude became one of conscientiousness, and he dis- charged every duty thoroughly. Bert ' s quick wit and keen sense of humor were responsible for his effortless ability to surround himself with friends. His ability to surmount both academic and tactical obstacles will serve him and those under him in good stead in his chosen career — that of an officer in the United States Army. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Ski Club (4),- Choir (4, 3); Rifle Marksman. 309 [BE Company A-2; Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1 ); Wrestling (4); Soccer (3); Rifle Sharpshooter. Company A-1; Sergeant (1),- Wrestling (3); Radio Club; Rifle Marksman. " DAN " Allentown, Pennsylvania 24th District, Pennsylvania Dan came to the Academy fresh from Muhlenberg College possessing a mis- chievous smile which, even through Beast Barracks, has remained with him. He found relaxation in wrestling, a sport which kept him in excellent condi- tion for the red boy. As a bull session debater, Dan could hold his own, pro or con, on any subject. He got quickly accustomed to military life and assumed his responsibilities as they cam.e to him. Dan departed having amassed a host of friends who will always remember that behind his smile was a man. i d nuH.d (landolp,lt Pn,ei.t uif i. Charlotte, North Carolina Senatorial, North Carolina " Ran " entered West Point after a hard but successful struggle for an appoint- ment; after entering his main purpose was to graduate and get out again. During his stay here, though, " Ran " impressed everyone with his sincerity and good nature. Never on particularly agreeable terms with the T. D., his guiding was a policy of laissez faire. Possessed of a fine sense of humor, a flair for argument that sonaetimes bordered on stubbornness, " Ran " will alwavs be remenabered as a true friend hv all who knew him as a cadet. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1 ),- Stars (4); Football (4, 3); Handball Club (1); Rifle Marks- " BILL " Tulare, California Army Stoical Bill, the steady Dutchman, made a smash hit at Usmay in his own quiet wav. First, he worked his way to become a staunch defender of the end position on Army ' s football team and then topped it all by adding those rare stars of wisdom to his collar. All of which proves that brawn and brains do mix. Bill was best characterized by his one statement: " I ' m right; I know I ' m right! " and what hurts is that he most always was. Bill will go to the end of the Armv success road. 310 1 ' ' J ' iCJ: n " ■•Sinus. : ' P«nl(3);Li!»- i:fMMI( ,3); ■), Mt Mills- Hj njed ell Pn ice. North Olmsted, Ohio At Larse Nothing snobbish, nothing ritzy or fancy, he was just plain Ole Al. That was why tho se who were ac- quainted with him liked him, and those who inti- mately knew him loved him. Academically, Al wasn ' t at the bottom of his class, nor was he at the top. He was what might have been called, in the cadet ver- nacular, a hivey goat. However, inspired by a glance at the ever-present picture of that certain home-town girl, he could, would, and did accomplish every task set before him with deliberate sincerity. Company G-1 ; Sergeant (1); Weight Lifting Club (1); Rifle Marksman. " HERB " Pocahontas, Arkansas 2nd District, Arkansas Hailing from Pocahontas, Arkansas, one of Herb ' s chief aims has been to make people in the east realize that there are quite a few states west of the Missis- sippi. After accomplishing this he settled down to take West Point in his easy going stride. Everybody found that there was little he couldn ' t do. Much of that could be attributed to his ever present smile and sense of hunior. Easy to get along with and a good man to have around in any situation. Herb should go far in whatever he decides to do. Company B-1 ,- Rifle Sharpshooter. " M. L. " Phoenix, Arizona At Large Reconciling himself to our West Point winters was perhaps M. L. ' s greatest problem, coming as he did from the desert land in Arizona ' s Valley of the Sun. However, with his other interests — in anything and everything — it readily became an accepted part of his oddly — often miraculously coordinated life. Many were the sacrificed hours of study time this star man spent in coaching others. His willingness to help anyone won him the friendship and respect of all. With the exception of infrequent bouts with the zipper on his dress coat, M. L. was the most amiable of wives. Company D-2; Corporal (3), Lieutenant (1 ); Battalion Adjutant; Stars (4); Football (3, 1); Monogram; Ski Club (3, 1); Howitier (4, 3, 1); 100th Night Show (3); Rifle Expert. 311 b V Company E-1; Corporal (3); Cap- tain (1); Brigade Training Officer; Stars (4, 3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3); Rifle Expert. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Football (4, 3); Base- ball (4); Track (4, 3, 1); Catholic Choir (4, 3, 1); Director; Rifle Marksman. I JoaA CUd.iuan,tlt Pfio-ti. na t ■PROTS " Sheridan, Wyoming Senatorial, Wyoming Prots proved that it Joes not take a bookworm to wear stars. A number one tall-tale man, he was always ready with, " That reminds me of a story. " Fau " play and sportsmanship were his guiding principles in athletics. Though witty, his sincerity and regard for his classmates were manifested by his efforts to help them in their battle with the Academic Department. He forever maintained that the other sex wasn ' t all that it was supposed to be; however, he always had a femme wherever he went. Company H-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Hop Manager (4, 3, 1 ); Choir (4); Rifle Marksman. li4J(ft4A.tUie. Ste4xUe4€ Puciwih " PUCK " El Segundo, California 5th District, California Puck came to West Point from Fort Scott, ' way out west where men are what the women like, and Puck is all man. He emerged from plebe year having gained repute as an athlete and as a player par excellence of the ac- cordion. He has wasted no time, and, as a result, has gained high tactical and academic rank. He seems to be destined to progress in the Army with much the sam,e ease as he sails over the bar in the pole vault. 312 ■WILL ' iili-uA, (lcuf, natixil Pu f,li Hampton, Virginia Isl District, Virginia Wilbur entered the Academv after three diligent vears of prep school. Two of these years were spent in the Army where he proved himself to be an out- standing soldier. Although a good athlete, his participation in that field was stopped by a close race with the Academic Department. Neatness, thought- fulness and an easy going manner were all a part of his general makeup. Graduation is the realization of his life long desire and the Army will get an outstanding leader of men. CliW H-1; CoilKltil (3); Str- " -■•.:M)M!eM,3,1); 0i i K " , . ' ■ ' [Ilk an out- jpHtl iicM ™ Afa u uU PuUiatn " MART " Double Springs, Ala. Congressional, Ala. When things look dark and the going is rough, con- sult Mart. " Tut-tut " , he says and who could do other than join him in his constant good humor. But to- gether with his jocular friendliness we soon find those attributes essential to the best of officers. Sterling character, down-to-earth sincerity, and a head of good common sense assure us that in Pete the Corps loses more than a man. A better roommate, a truer friend could not be found. He departs a credit to the Corps . Company G-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ),- Debating Club (1); Rifle Marksman. Ca, nuHa A itUa4n4 Ra al za " BIG RAPE " Stoughton, Mass. 3td District, Georgia Big Ed came to West Point straight out of high school. Conscientious, he was always in the upper part of the class. He was a great asset to Army football, basket- ball, and base ball teams. More than once the crowd was thrilled by his spectacular play as an Army end. Always full of pranks, life was never dull with Ed around. His sense of humor and friendliness were difficult to surpass. Never satisfied unless he was do- ing something, his great ambition marks him as a successful leader. Company H-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Football (4, 3, 1), Basketball (4, 1), Baseball (4,1). Roland WUeelen, (loAHeu " RUFE " Calumet, Michigan Senatorial, Arizona An Army Brat, Rufe followed his brother to U. S. M. A. Here he fit into the machine-like existence with the ease of a precisioned part. His alacrity in all phases of cadet life enabled him to do well in everything with a minimum of effort. Yearling year found his name high on the make lists, and the re- sponsibilities that went with the rank fell on able shoulde rs. His ability to take everything in stride will make him an asset to the branch of his choice. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1 ); Basketball (4); Rifle Marksman. 313 Company A-2, Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1); Wrestling (4, 3, 1 ); Minor A (4, 3); Weishl LlFtins Club(l). Company F-2; Corporal (3); Cap- tain (1); Regimental Supply Offi- cer; Cadet Chapel Usher (1); Rifle Marksman. " BUCK " Lexington, Kentucky Senatorial, Kentucky Buck came to West Point completely unaffected and has remained the same, altering not his temperament but augmenting his friends. He attained dis- tinction in studies and the military, and the A on his sweater denotes that his accomplishments extended also to the fields of friendly strife. He was ever ready to give his best in any task, whether it be the explanation of a calculus problem or a tour of guard duty. This fact, coupled with his keen .ibilifv- to understand, vill give Buck a successful career in the Armv. Company D-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Wrestling (4); Lacrosse (4, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. Qa Ke6, Aixi (lai.iii,u4 ' 6 i " RAS " Grand Island, Nebraska 4th District, Nebraska Coming to West Point with an unparalleled midwestern spirit, Ras decided to take everything in stride and save a little extra time for his outside inter- ests. Adept in the study of economics and government, he added these sub- jects to his regular ones. His energy and ability to get along with everyone are his dominant characteristics. He has unselfishly devoted his time and talents to anv job that came his way. Such a man cannot fail no matter what the task may be. OHcUd Volneif, lcUia i " SNAPPER " Cooper, Texas 1 st District, Texas With optimism and a genial smile, Don came to West Point from Washington and Sullv ' s. That optimism was decidedly shaken when he received the thankless, all night job of company messenger during maneuvers. How- ever, Don was not the one to give up, and besides those leaves in Washington were too good to miss. He always found time for dragging and having his share of the fun. An amiable spirit coupled with a serious regard for respon- sibility will enable Don to serve his countrv as an outstanding soldier. 314 • ; l); Ucioise .■f»koolei; Mi- , ui Qisi. " JACK " Hastinss, Nebraska 4th District, Nebraska Jack, after four years of study at Hastings College, found that West Point offered him no troubles, scho- lastic or otherwise. Possessing an infectious grin and a wholesome good nature, he soon became a favorite with everyone. Surely a man of his character and good qualities will meet with continued success throughout his career in the Army. He has ably demonstrated to us that brains, personality, and a wonderful sense of humor go hand in hand with success. He will con- tinue his good record, if we ' re anv judge. Company F-2; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1). ' UJilUa n jbeAA lcA (lau n tct " DOLAN " West Hartford, Conn. Senatorial, Conn. Dill was a meniber of the First Echelon in July, 1942, and from that time on through his industrious career at the Point continually hazed his more unfortunate classmates who were never exposed to plebe year. With all his humor, Bill is a man who goes into a job with all the seriousness and determination worthy of it. It is with confidence and expectation in the career you ' ll lead that we say, " Goodbye and good luck al- wavs. Bill; it has been a great privilege knowing and workin? with vou. " Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Handball Club (3, 1); Camera Club (1 ),- Rifle Sharpshooter. Ra te Milton ?ee " REESO " Washington Court House, Ohio 7th District, Ohio Epithets or epigrams, we have none for Recso — rather picture him surealistically on a gray canvas surrounded by hundreds of cigarette butts, a blotter back covered with pin-ups, a three prong B-plate, stacks of old let- ters, a slide rule that produces two times two as five, a football for sportsmanship, and old shoe for loyalty, and his philosophy of life emblazoned across the top " Don ' t start anything you don ' t intend to finish. " It ' s been a real pleasure to live with him, and we look forward to meeting again. Company C-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ); Football (4); Company Athletic Representa- tive. 315 v " DON " Washinston, D. C. 2nd District, Indiana A lad who, after a terrific battle with the Academic Department, distinguished himself in becoming a member of the very elite Foundation Club. He has proved himself an able athlete in basketball, lacrosse, squash, and handball. Don ' s charm has won him many friends within the Corps and a great number of files with the fairer sex. Looking at his past record, we must give fair warning to all the enemies of the United States that Rehm has graduated. We all ex- pect big things of him in the vears to follow. " BILL " Buffalo, New York 42nd District, New York The Irish should be well proud of Bill who is the instigator of most of the arguments in hi s division. His promptness in coming to the assistance of any of his classmates, especially Benson, is another com- mendable asset. Evervdav he went D, but when the end of the week rolled around, he would be pro as he — . How he ever managed to get on the choir, and stav on, is still a mystery. The Softball season at Popolopen, it brings back an unhappy experience — his acquisition of a store tooth. Company G-1 ; Corporal (3); Boxing (4, 3); Rifle Marksman; Macfiine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company G-2; Sergeant (1); Baseball (4, 1 ); Soccer (1); Handball Club (3, 1); Catholic Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. (loJfieAi Ke ilt R.eien.4.04t 316 ;: :i uv : ... fcwas ■ :r oc :he clioir, ' tOTiilxiionat -.iiV): Cilkalic Mitkioe Ocuuei. -A nald Reltttd. " JIM " Aplington, Iowa 3rd District, Iowa Coming to the Academy from one of the best engi- neering schools, Iowa State, Jim has maintained a fine scholastic record. He continued his musical career by becoming the snare drununer in the Cadet Concert Orchestra. He came from a small town in Iowa, but exhibits none of the qualities of the awkward country boy, always holding his own in the social world, particularly with the ladies. His good nature should stand him in good stead in trying situations, while his outstanding abilit " should carry him far in any field he chooses. Company C-1; Corporal (3); Fishing Club (3); Librarian C. C. O. (3, 1); Cadet Concert Or- chestra (4, 3, 1). " SLIDE " St. Paul, Minnesota 2nd District, Georgia The possessor of a naturally friendly spirit toward others, John ' s inborn qualities have made lasting comrades of his many friends. His ability to analyze and solve any problem caused many of us to seek his counsel and advice. His personal problems were never too great for him to give his time to the helping of his brother cadets. This exemplifies John ' s typical unselfishness and love for his fellowmen. To those if us who knew him and lived with him, Johnnv will always be a fine otficcr. Company G-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Boxing (4, 3); Camera Club (4, 3, 1); Fishing Club (3, 1); Ski Club (4); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Clafs. i PaUft Qi lUia n Re aldd. ' JACKSON ' Richmond Hill, N. Y. 9th District, N. Y. Whether stud ' mg, plaving, arguing, or brushing his blond, unruly hair Jack gave his best. Combining a positive aptitude for the sack with workouts in the gym or outdoor sports. Jack was an easy going, good natured guy. He never had to worry with brushing area dust or first section chalk from his clothes. Al- ways willing to raid a plebe ' s boodle or oblige a friend, except his wives when the question of radio news or music arose. Jack will carry his good natured character and his confidence throughout his career. Company C-2; Gymnastics (4); Track (3); Swimming (1); Cadet Concert Orchestra (4); Rifle Marksman. 317 ■p " CHUCK " Washington, D. C. Senatorial, Iowa Chuck, although one of the few non-Army Brats coming from Washington, D. C, was, nonetheless, well acquainted with the rigors of the West Point system. His " indiscri minatory indetermination " theory as applied to academics served him well in the upper sections throughout the academic year, and left him enough time to pick a second major in lacrosse without losing any sleep. His ability to take the best with the worst and come out slugging, combined with the other qualities developed in an all-around cadet life, mark him as outstanding officer material. Company G-2; Corporal (3),- Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. oAh. ' cuflo-n, R.Ueti, n.. Fort Sheridan, lllinoi: At Large Coming from Army life, Jack fell in well with the regimented life of a fourth classman. He took this obstacle in stride, always keeping his good sense of humor. Academics proved no barrier to Jack who had tim.e for sports besides a great deal of his spare time for some of his classmates in their struggles with the Academic Board. He was an ideal wife, good-humor- ed, compatible, and generous. Jack ' s intense desire to be a soldier and his many natural attributes guar- antee him success in the Armv. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Lieut enant (1); Swimming (4, 3); Monogram,- Ski Club (3); Sunday School Teacher (3, 1); Rifle Marks- man. alt4t diua d ( icUaAai. I 318 li AiLiy .-Ecnor- ■:, date u-f i umHlKS M- .iWtll); .-:. 3.k(3); ) :l:y«Miilo- " BOB " Belpre, Ohio 1 5th District, Ohio Evcrybodv knew lV)hbic plcbe year by his smirk. Thiit same good natureJ never-say-die spirit has in- spired many a true and histing friendship. In athletic circles he was aptly known as the fighting Irishman. This, coupled with his religious fervor — the weather nor the time ever stood between him and morning Mass — indicates his true caliber. His conservative yet original ideas, plus his good words for everybody, will carry him far in life and in the . rmy. We wish the best of luck to one swell file. Company G-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1),- Boxing (4); Numerals,- Football Manager (4, 3); Rifle Sharpshooter. " 3.0 " Athens, Ohio 10th District, Chic Ehvight came to the Ac.ulemy possessing a keen mind, which stood him w ell with the Academic De- partment and early gave him his more familiar name, 30. At the end of plebe year he was first in his class in academics. His salient characteristics were thor- oughness and a demand for perfection, and he was liked for his good disposition and his readiness to ' help others. An amateur magician, he seemed to change the spots on a deck of cards nearly at will, but his future success will come from his efficiency id dependability, not from any magic. Company C-1 ; Corporal (3); Acting Lieu- tenant (1 ); Stars (4, 3); Fencing Manager (4,3). ;;:s:s,. AL a n Vo lteei, (lima i.a i, 1 1 1 " RINO " San Francisco, California Senatorial, California Rnio came to West Point from the . rmv, and during plebe year he was busy dodging yearlings, specking poop, and coaching, but very seldom studying. His vear at college gave him an outlook on West Point that was hard to beat, for as he said, " at college I played; now I suffer. " Choir trips, dragging, and leaves gave him good foundations for his many stories enjoyed by all and believed by few. A good soldier and a natural hive, he leaves West Point manv jumps ahead of both the T. D. and the P ' s. Company D-1 ,- Corporal (3),- Sergeant (1); Camera Club (1 ),- Choir (4, 3, 1 ); 1 00th Night Show (1); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 319 Altitun. eJien,lie.ftt ( it en. New York City, N. Y. 5th District, New Yoik Determined to make good. Art came to West Point with an unconquerable spirit that has carried him through a myriad of close battles with the Academic Department as well as having made him a good sol- dier. His affable character has made him popular with his classmates and has secured him friends who will be his for life. We may be sure that Art ' s sense of humor, efficiency in all duties, and determination to finish anything he begins will take him far as an officer in the Armv. " MARK " Flushin3, New York 21st District, New York After leaving engineering school, Mark joined us with, among other things, a sense of humor and an unhur- ried air. The latter was lost during plebe year, but was quickly regained afterwards. His years here may best be divided into alternating periods in which he either meditated on theory of mathematics (his own and the texts), or worshipped the god of strength. Possessing a determination which belies his easy go- ing character, this son of the Empire State bids well to secure any goal the future mav proffer. Company G-1; Sergeant (1),- Basketball (4); Baseball (4); RiFle Marksman. 320 Company A-1; Corporal (3); Track (4); Weight Lifting Club (3, 1), RiFle Sharpshoot- er; Automatic Rifle Expert; Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. C(hua ( o ' uaaad (laLi iA,04t m « . riDi id,Nnyoiii ' ■LrtKceiuswiili, ■ • ' ■ L- ihnr- . ■ ' ;:[, Jill :.ij own ■ itrfflsti, ■ j «i! ,:;r«pill»l- .;; i(ie Gun- i Pr Qean, f, Jiocke (laLlan, n.. " ROBBIE " Franklinville, New York Senatorial, N. Y. From Franklinville, New York, came a bov who was determined to become a regular Army officer. West Point style. It took a lot of hard work and self-de- termination to achieve these ends, but George refused to be downed by the Academic and Tactical Depart- ments, and won many friends and much admiration for his upstanding character, his will to win, and his Vifaithfulness. By George ' s graduation West Point lost a stalwart and practical cadet and the ground forces gained an officer possessing the attributes of a good leader. Company C-2; Chess Club (4); Debating Club (3, 1); Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. a " ROBBY " Pasadena, California 1 3th District, California Fred ' s former military training stood him in good stead throughout his years at the Point. Coming to the Academy from California, he seemed to bring the sunshine of that sunniest of states with him. No one will ever forget his affable character, his sincerity, and an abundance of humor-laden conversation. Al- ways interested in sports, he participated actively and successfully on Corps squad teams throughout his cadet career. Fred has displayed doggedness and de- ternaination that will undoubtedly carry him to the go.il he sets. Company G-1 ; Sergeant (1); Swimming (4, 3); Rifle (4); Pistol (3, 1); Captain; Minor A (3, 1), Fishing Club. RaAe t C n tet Roc t a •ROCKY ' San Pedro, California Feet draggin ' , rille saggin ' , tongue waggin ' , Cali- fornia ' s outright gift to the lower Hudson valley went his lackadaisical way. However, he took pride in a few things and being a goat was one of them. One of Billy ' s boys while in the ring he favored the one- two punch, but the two was generally administered bv the Academic Department. In token of his many services to the upper class, he was at one time appoint- ed permanent head mail-dragger and performed his duties noblv. His future performance will reflect his capabilities. Company G-2; Football (4); Boxing (4, 3, 1); Numerals (4); Monogram (3); Pointer (4). 321 " ROCK " Pasadena, California Secretary of War Rock, the son of a naval officer, was one of those smart, happy, chubby naen ■whom everN ' one liked. His only significant change was to lose that pleas- ingly-plump appearance. He had his pet peeves — horses, studying, short femnies, and people from Florida — but none of them e -er worried him ' ery much. When not at class or formation, he could al- most always be found in his room reading a mvstery novel, telling some tall tale, or wailing a cowbov song. He liked athletics and played a mean squash game. He typified the good Joe. Company B-1; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Squasf) Club (3, 1); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (4), 1 0Otfi Night Sfiow (4); Rifle Marks- man,- Mactiine Gunner, 2nd Class. " WORRELL " Dallas, Texas Secretary of War Plato and all the other great thinkers of the past would be really envious if they could see Worrell in one of his typical reveries. Neither the T. D. ' s wrath nor the Academic Department ' s threats could disturb his pensiveness. Hailing from the balmy clime of Texas, Worrell ' s biggest battle at Usmay was with old man winter. But he has survived the worst that New York ' s climate had to offer. Worrell ' s interest in all that he undertakes, his sincere support of his convic- tions, and his loyalty are certain to bring him a suc- cessful and happy future in the Army. Company H-1; Sergeant (1); Automatic Rifle Marksman. I W 322 Wi-H ed Jlee Ra e 4. • W n ' M SiMlnofWii cuned Hu H.an aa ■.;;S3:v. San Fr. 4»h District, Washinston Jim, matching out to see whether he or his roommate, in the capacity of room orderly, quilled the other for throwing naatches in gun rack; being caught by the Tac while he helped take moments begins to describe Jim. Whether it was a job or a rat-race, he turned in an ace performance. His amiable personality and .sense of humor, coupled with his natural leadership ability, (recognized by the T. D.), make it possible for his alma mater to offer this son to the service — without restrictions. Company G-1 ; Corporal (3); Captain (1); Track (4); Weight Lifting Club (3); Fishing Club (3, 1 ); Camera Club (1 ); Company Ath- letic Representative (3); Rifle Marksman. ach cMa uJUttif, Ka nt eu. Salt Lake City, Utah Senatorial, Utah Jack came to West Pi)int with several years of college and many varied exiieriences behind him. Since he was far from the youngest man in his class and defi- nitely possessed a mind of his own, he had some trouble the first few months fitting himself into the mold of a model plebe. To those who knew him, he will always be a man gifted with sound judgment — good for an opinion and a convincing argument on almost any subject. His devotion will assure him success throughout his life. Company B-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1). Waltefi eMoAold (laot, . " WALT ' San Francisco, California With the martial background of three years ' service in the Army, Walt ' s quick adjustment to both the mechanical and spiritual sides of cadet life was just a matter of course. Always a prodigious reader, never willi ng to do more than required, he relied on his natural intelligence; nevertheless, at no time were academics a source of worry. Never bashful with the weaker sex, always ready to sing, laugh, or drag, Walt was the easiest of men to live with. A better friend would be hard to find. Company G-1; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1); Track (4); Ski Club (3, 1 ),- Camera Club (3, 1 ); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 323 Al noft (licUaAd (latlt Brownsville, Minnesota Senatorial, Minnesota " Hev, AI! How about a little help on this problem? " The number of times this question was asked showed how n uch others respected Al ' s knowledge and clear, practical thinking which he applied to studies and life in general. It also showed how a hard worker at his own job also willingly helped others with their studies. Of course, this applied not only to work but also to play, for AI played hard. Although he worked and played hard, his actions toward others were well-considered and fair. a He4, (Uu (loM-e (laucU •RAUNCH- Fort Sheridan, Illinois Senatorial, Indiana An Army Brat by birth, a G. I. by profession, Raunch hit West Point with a brand of confidence which quickly won him the good will of everv ' one. He was the one man on a playing field who managed to be everywhere at once, always in the right spot, in the biggest brawls, and still able to main- tain a ceaseless tirade of vocal encouragement. From Michie to Flirtation, from the first section to the last, no task was too great for this hard hitting son of the Army. GUa ' Ue ' i iio-ioH, Kuixe t " RUP " Springdale, Pennsylvania 31st District, Pennsylvania The coal country lost its greatest weaver of tall tales, when Chuch took up the Army in lieu of business administration. Jovial, mild mannered, he was quick to win a host of friends. A natural born conversationalist and a deep student of all types of factual material, both current and past, Rup ' s asso- ciates never failed to delight in his company. Blessed with a wealth of good old horse sense, his opinions were sought and respected bv all. Diligence, efficiency, personality, and friendliness pave " Botchie ' s " way to forever bigger things. J ' esiP( w.m Offfltt Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Scr- Seant (1 ),- Baseball (4); Rifle Marks- man,- Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Ski Club (1); Squash Club (1); How- itzer (1). Company B-2, Corpora! (3), Se geant (1); Boxing (4). Si 324 Company B-2,- Corporal (3),- Ser- geant (1 ); Soccer (4); Plebe Smoker (4); 100th Night Show (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. Company D-2, Sergfait (1), Racio Club (4, 3, 1), lOOlh Night Show (1); Color Line (3),- Rifle Shdrp- shootcr. im ■v;ildo!j»i CmI(3);S ' - Company C-2; Corporal (3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Keitdali Rud.d.ell " RUSS " Washington, District of Columbia 1 7th District, Texas Coming from a straight Army background, Russ has eased his way through West Point. He has never been known to lose an argument, in fact, his re- luctance to admit defeat will carry him far. We shall miss his happy chatter which removed some of the bitterness of those bleak winter gloom days. Never particularly inspired by the academic schedule, he found plenty of time for making himself healthy, wealthy, and wise. Always friendly, he is intensely loyal to his friends, fair to those below him, and ready to co- operate without knuckling under. o4.ep i R.u4,4.a •JOE " Oakland, California Army Just a Guy named Joe fits this conscientious file perfectly. Nothing out- wardly outstanding, not very conspicuous, just a hard working, go-getting son of California to whom the word defeat does not exist. Coming from Fort Scott, he received a hearty welcome from his many friends who had preceded him into the Academy. But Joe came through — like he alwavs will — on top. Reliable and dependable to the very end, he is a swell file. If you want a job well done just call on Joe. " JIM " Marion, North Carolina 1 1th District, North Carolina Jim came to West Point with all the sterling qualities inherent in a good Southerner and a driving ambition to excel in his chosen career. His better than average ability in both sports and studies has been well demonstrated by his performance in intramural sports and his high academic standing. He has always been ready and willing to join in an inipromptu basketball, football, or handball game or to help a less hivey classmate with his studies. Jim ' s deep interest in military strategy and tactics have already made him a good soldier. 325 Cecil Jdelatuil (lutleatae, Q . " RUT " San Antonio, Texas 6th District, Illinois Hailing from deep in the heart of Texas, Rut started out with a bang. With a flare for the non-reg and doing things just for laughs — and succeeding — Rut will always be remembered for his quick wit, congenial ways, and easy going nature. Anything from teasing a runt to outsmarting the Tac was all in the day ' s work for him. A true friend and an ideal roommate, he is a mighty good man to have around. Add intelligence and sincerity to these qualities, and you ' ll know why Rut is destined to be both a popular and successful officer. Williatfi MunAxuf, R. a t •FAT BOY " Silver City, New Mexico Senatorial, New Mexico A staunch and sturdy Irishman from the southwest, Murray has proven to be a great friend. With grim determination, tenacity of purpose, faith in his many friends, and ever ready enthusiasm, he has paved a happy and suc- cessful path through the many obstacles at West Point. Always conscien- tious about any work that has confronted him, Murray has performed his duties without any complaints being put forth. His cheerful and unhesi- tatingly Irish wit has stayed many moments of tensions. Happy and friendlv in nature, he has shown the qualities of true leadership. y doM-eni a efiU St. OtUf •SAINT " Hempstead, New York 1st District, Indiana The Big Saint from Long Island went in for football and baseball. A true sportsman; his rugged backing, smooth plav, and physical ability made him outstanding. Kis only trouble with the Acadenaic Department was with academics. With a real feeling for French, he pushed the Corps consistently. His refusal to accept the atomic theory naturally made chemistry a trifle rough for him. And his fresh approach to mathematics added zest to his student career. mff " Hvau ' s issupn no one [rolm Company C-1; Corporal (3); Golf (4); 100th Nisht Show (4); Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company D-1; Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1); Football (4, 3, 1); Base- ball (4,1); Rifle Marksman; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company F-1; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Soccer (3, 1); Ski Club, Fishing Club. 1 4 i 326 aid in adiic- axc- Oil- Company B-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Polo (4, 3, 1 ); Miner A (4); Rifle Sharpshooter; Pistol Sharpshooter. Company H-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Rifle Marksman; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company H-1; Corporal (3); Swim- ming (1); Weight Lifting Club (3, 1). Bif,lua i, ( dud4 Salten. " SALTY " Shreveport, Louisiana 4th District, Louisiana Svlvan ' s most genial and generous disposition won him a host of friends throughout the Corps. His high ideals, his high sense of responsibility, his supreme efforts to excel in all that he did, have carved an undying place in the hearts of those who have known him. No one doubts Salty ' s ability; no one doubts that he will succeed. All concede that success is the only product possible in such a combination of intensive, conscientious prepa- ration, and high character. GUe-ite G ii f Sa e tt ■SARGE " Fort Huachuca, Arizona At Large This twentieth centurv counterpart of Murat and Custer is not at home unless his legs are wrapped around a polo pony. Closest to his heart is the joy he finds in the speed, heat, and shock of four footed action. This love of battle, plus a straightforward, outspoken attitude in conversation, and a tenacity with respect to every job, promise that " Sarge " will be a true professional soldier. His sense of humor made him the center of many a good B. S. session and will serve him well in the Armv. A aitnan Qaldifien, Scutes " GARD " Coggon, Iowa 4th District, Iowa Why Gard forever struggled for academic existence was a mvstery; for when- ever a practical situation arose, he met it with logical action and fierce de- termination. He was naturally endowed with the strength and vigor that come from leading a pure, robust life. He was famous for possessing the greatest chest in the company, the most tremendous voice in the class, and the heartiest laugh in the Corps. As an officer he will receive the genuine admiration and trust of his men and of all who know him as we knew him. 327 I ' Bic z a C. Scuuif,e f n,. " BICK " Medford, Massachusetts 8th District, Massachusetts Battliiii; Bick he was known as around his conipany barracks. The brazen audacity that this 127 pounder jokingly displayed in defying men almost twice his size, was indicative of the way he attacked other obstacles in which the goal was not merely a laugh. Whether his opponent was a mem- ber of the Tactical Department, the Acadenaic Department or an opposing boxing team, Bick never found the fight too tough. Firmness of resolution, strength of character, mixed with everlasting good nature was the recipe of his rugged cadet career. Cdcua Btca le f, Ba x,Lif, " SAX " Richmond, Virginia Secretary of War A son of the Old South, and more particularly of Virginia, Ed came to West Point with a reputation of a top-notch athlete. This, he more than lived up to in his continual participation in Usmay sports. Behind that southern personality and easy going manner there was a determination that even a northerner had to admire, a determination that was quite evident in his manv attempts and final success in locating " Le Rocher des Baisers. " Another Vir- ginian will soon be adding to her laurels. SatHuel liatna4, Scawo au U •TOMMY " Charlestown, South Carolina 1st District, South Carolina " But I tell you I don ' t know anything about today ' s phil. The poop sheet only worked the first two problems. " " Oh, this is another one; you haven ' t met her. " Such proclaim our T-bone. We never did cease searching for The Citadel ' s imprint on him; perhaps it was his success at one-minute-bell storms or his doggedly won battles with the Academic Board. We of West Point fear for his future at the hands of " these no ' thern gals, " although little else should hamper the progress of this little man. Im. TOyiE ' VlCIOJil .kiv- Company G-1 ; Gymnasium (4); Boxing (4, 3); Minor A (3); Weight Lifting Club (1), Rifle Marksman. Company B-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Track (4); Ski Club (1); lOOlh Night Show (4, 1); Color Line (3); Rifle Marksman. Company F-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1): Football (4); Numerals (3); Monogram (1); Track (4, 3); Camera Club. 328 yW3 n ' -■- " r: Company E-1, Corporal (3),- Ser- Seant (1), Boxin3 (4),- Ski Club (4, 3); Rifle Marksman. Dl Cl,S(MllCKlliM a ' ipliil. ' -.cjouliavi .,: (circliing ; .;r.MIlfflK- _ _ : ' r. ;ili, " altto ' Company F-1 ,- Debatins Club (3, 1);SI i Club (4, 3, 1); Fishins Club (3); Rifle Marksman. jO. uUl alu ScUelielf . Company D-1 ,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Honor Representative (3, 1); Pointer (4); Rifle Sfiarp- sliooter. v-S " LOUIE " Rome, New York 33rd District, New York Louie, ever efficient, ever industrious, ever tenacious, ever victorious in his vicious battles with the sadistic god of tenths. His first and only love -the Armv — claimed all of his time. A poop sheet artist par excellence, Louie had his course planned from the day he entered West Point, nothing was omitted, nothing shirked. With a firm determination to be one of the best officers in the service, and with his ability, a super-spoonoid, a conscientious commander, Louie will go far in his chosen career. llliatft Oai.ep.H. ScluLUi.htf, " BILL " Green Bay, Wisconsin 8th District, Wisconsin Typically Irish, Bill was both a jovial fellow and a sincere friend. His deep and genuine personality penetrated all that knew him. With years of per- sonal experiences behind him, he believed in his own convictions and was self-confident enough to carry them out. Both physically and mentally he had indomitable will and determination. Versatile in athletics and con- scientious in academics, he was capable of play and work alike. Bill was a true picture of sincerit ' , common sense, and dependability tinted with wit and hum_or. BciAnei Qio-o-ei. Scli4i,zckloili " SCHNECK " Correctionville, Iowa 9tl) District, Iowa Hard work and destiny brought Schneck to the Academy. His coolness and mature air were conspicuous in earning his rank for him. Quite adapted to public speaking, Schneck ' s entrance was undoubtedly a grave loss to some political machine in Washington, a podunk he is well acquainted with. Few could find a more congenial and agreeable roommate. His background in good music and literature do much in silhouetting his fine character. His striking personality and distinct qualities of leadership should carry him far in the Armv. 329 VIkuhoA. Jlew-ii. ScltA, xe iLen. ' TOM " Boston, Massachusetts 1 7lh District, New Vorlc B - loining the long grey line, Toni folknveJ in the footsteps of his father. Hailing from New England, he carried with him the ideals and aspirations of a far-sighted people. Although not a hive, Tom conscientiously did his best and forced the Academic Department to concede him the victor. He was known h his, " Has the niail? " and " How ' re we fixed for skags? " A touch of sophistication, a certain amount of frankness, and plenty of friendliness went to make up his character, providing him with the facilities to go far. ja n J!.a na x, ScUum.h, i " DUKE " Wellington, Kansas 7(h District, Kansas Duke came to West Point a true college man. Two years of pre-law at Kansas plus a short hitch in the Armv had given him a well-rounded personalitv. Mathematics he found obnoxious, the arts his element. Inveterate reader, student of the classics, he is a niaster of the spoken word. No hookworm, he found time to excel on the handball court or in the pool. A fond son of Kansas, this man. His abilitv to get along with others will make him an excellent officer. o e (ladj a Scott 7th District, California " SCOny " Berkeley, California Cut of golden California via his state university and Fort Scott, Scottv came to the Military Academy with a definite idea of what he wanted. His quiet and unassuming nature contrasted with his prowess on the intramural and Corps squad basketball courts. His determination to become a regular Army officer was responsible for his habit of doing his best in everv task that the Academy gave him, from Beast Barracks and maneuvers to aca- demics. Scotty ' s natural abilities and military experience have stood him in good stead here. Company C-1; Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1); Basketball (4); Mono- gram (4); Pointer Representative (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. Company D-1 ; Sergeant (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. Company C-2,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Swimming (4, 1),- Elec- tion Committee (3, 1); Handball Club (4, 3, 1); Squash Club (1); Debating Society (3, 1); President (1); Fishing Club (3, 1),- Pointer (1); Company Howitzer Represen- tative,- Choir (4, 3); Rifle Sharp- shooter,- Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 330 i 1 r k r r f 1 7 t W 5 Company H-2; Fishing Club, Rifle Marksman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company B-1 ,• Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Track (3); Weight Lifting Club (3, 1 ); 1 0Olh Night Show (4),- Rifle Expert, BAR Expert. : koit, Scorn- : ' «nttJ. His ;,:: ninmural ;;i; i regular ; n iim tist -.iQvas 10 aca- iTisroflilliiiii Company G-1 ; Camera Club; Squash Club; Ski Club; Expert Rifleman. " BUD " Pierre, South Dakota Senatorial, South Dakota When Dud traded the protecting shadow of the Black Hills for the gloom of the Hudson Highlands he brought with him two instruments; one for work, the other for relaxation. His accomplishments with the slide rule were never challenged, but his trumpet was not always fully appreciated by those who were prone to relax in the accepted manner. His preference for scientific reasoning and logic stood him high in engineering subjects, but the former rendered liberal arts courses difficult and the latter netted frequent conflicts with the T. D. Qlta Llei. Ma1( a See(f,en. " CHUCK " Cincinnati, Ohio 2nd District, Ohio Chuck, a nvan fortunately endowed with a deep sense of dutv and the ability to win and keep friends, is bound to go far in his chosen career in the United States Army. He was truly a hive as is proven by the possession of a college degree in addition to his West Point diploma. Chuck ' s unquestioned ability for dragging pro often did more than its part in boosting the reputation of H Com.panv. Having had no mean difficulty in finding the right femme, he at last succeeded. Oo BfiU SclulU Uf, Se4 (f,e JOE " 29th District, Pennsylvania Erie, Pennsylvania Good Joe Senger, we all called him., was one of the best-liked men in the com.pany. Being notoriously known as a " plebe papa " Joe didn ' t go in for the extracurricular activities connected with the fourth class. Hard to con- vince that the Army is better than civilian life, he has always maintained there ' s no place like his own home town. The old Army game was a new game to Joe and, in addition to occasionally brow-beating academics, the immortal " storm " was finally mastered. We ' ll always remember Joe for his spoony shoes. 331 Company D-2, Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Debating Society (3); lOOlh Night Show (3, 1),- Radio Club (1); Rifle Marksman; Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company A-1 ,• Corporal (3),- Ser- geant (1); Camera Club (4); Ski Club (4, 3, 1),- Choir (4); Expert Rifleman; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. ' HAlil! (Oivaril inaB ' [CTsCVO " i Company F-2; Sergeant (1); La crosse (4, 3); Wrestling Club Weight Lifting Club; Ski Club Rifle Marksman. Uut Jl uuA, SUaxltataif " SHADV " San Diego, California 20th District, Cali fornia Having served in the Army in the states and Hawaii, " Shady " came to West Point with a serious mind and a grim determination. A natural hive, and a conscientious file, academics and the T. D. gave him no trouble. He was always willing to give a helping hand to his goaty classmates and ready to participate in any sport. A soldier ' s soldier, a true friend, and a fine fel- low, John promises to go far in the service, and we onlv hope we will see him often in the future. ade J a ioe4f. SUa e " WADE " Warren, Indiana 5th District, Indiana The ease with which Wade exchanged farm life for Army life is proof of his versatility. Since his arrival at the Academy, Wade has impressed us with his ability to undertake any job and to follow it to its successful conclusion. His determination, neatness, and good nature are indicative of fine officerly qualities. On a free afternoon Wade can be found winding an electric motor, taking pictures, or turning out a fine piece of metal work at the Ordnance shop. A bright future awaits " my Indiana wife. " Qea ae CldeH, ScUallfien, " SLIZER " Joliet, Illinois 11th District, Illinois George ' s smiling face and happy-go-lucky song will follow him wherever he goes in his Army career. Always attempting to be one step ahead of the T. D. and Academic Board, George took everything in his stride. Seen at most of the hops, his way with the femmes was only exxeeded by his love of that after reveille sack. As Slizer departs from our Alma Mater he takes with him all the standards and traditions that are necessary to make him a true West Pointer. 332 eMa tA.u Oat ed. SUcuu •HARRY " Fort Thomas, Kentucky Senatoridl, Kentucky No striinger to Army life, Harry ' s coming to West Point was another step toward a career as an Army officer. He was always willing to help his class- mates with their studies. To lessen the drudgery of academics, Harry played soccer. He gave it everything he had and became a great asset to the team. When Harry set his mind to something he carried it to completion with de- termination and an inability to acknowledge defeat. His friendliness and perseverance will go a long wav in making his chosen career a success. " SHEP " Doniphan, Missouri 1 Olh District, Missouri Known as Shep to all his friends, Al has achieved in these years at the Academy what all men hope for, lifelong friends and an ability to under- stand and realize the true meaning of friendship. A son of Missouri he en- tered West Point after two years at the Univerity of Missouri and imme- diately made his place among us. A natural athlete and an expert shot, Shep gave his abilities to football and the pistol team. Always ready with the cheerful side of the picture, he has left his m.irk upon us. aktt Wei-Uif. BkeA o-od, n,. " JOHNNy " Topeka, Kansas Secretary of War Woody was a Brat, his main fault, but his tales of Panama, Slocum, and Snelling gave us a good picture of the colorful Sherwood past. Above all his others stands out Johnny ' s quality of never doing a thing half-way but sticking to it till it ' s well done. From the time his rifle flew apart at that first Beast Barracks S. I., he stayed on that old beam, wearing his well- deserved gold braid with a quiet grin. Here ' s to a grand wife, a true friend, and a great guy. Company G-1 ; Soccer (4, 3, 1); Monogram (3); Chess Club (4, 3); Camera Club (1 ). Company E-2; Corporal (3),- Cap- tain (1); Regimental Adjutant; Swimming (4, 3); Polo Club (4); Ski Club; Sunday School Teach- er (3, 1); Rifle Marksman. Company C-1 ; Corporal (3); Sup " ply Sergeant (1); Football (4); Pistol (4, 3, 1); Numerals (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4),- Rifle Marksman; Pistol Expert. 333 Jk Company A-l; Honor Representa- tive (1); Polo Club (4); Howitzer (4). Company H-2; Corporal (3); Hock- ey ( ); Soccer (3, 1); Plebe Coach (1); Camera Club (3, 1); Ski Club (4, 3, 1); Treasurer (1); Pointer; Howitzer. atne4. Mo XM eU Sluiito ' te. Ccmpanv B-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Rifle Marksman. J|||C20 " JIMMy New Orleans, Louisiana Secretary of War Cast beneath the grey walls of the Academv from the depths of the Old South, the only word Jimmy knew until halfway through plebe year was boodle. Outside of playing soccer well, he did other things, though not typically Southern, such as skiing and ice skating. An easy-going fellow, Jimmy was not fazed by academics; however, the sinks beckoned for many an after-taps session. He also has a shock of curly hair and an air about him that no one could help but like. Alifto- t Jlen Oif BUoajjjj " LEE " New Castle, Pennsylvania 26th District, Pennsylvania Lee came to us a Pennsylvanian with but one ambition in life, to graduate a true West Pointer. Every day was just another step nearer his goal and no matter how great the disappointment, his happy-go-lucky, carefree air was never altered. A constant draggoid and lover of fun, Lee made many true friends. Though by far not a star man, academics held no fear for him. His greatest problem was keeping one step ahead of the T. D. which was almost a mission successfully accomplished. Qan.dan a u Uei. SUu na " GABBV " Sapulpa, Oklahoma 4th District, Oklahoma Gabby hailed from Soonerland, the home of beautiful wom.en, Indians and Black Gold, and was one of the most congenial men in the Corps. A con- firmed boodle-hound, he was always ready to take part in a boodle-fight anvwhere or anytime. His steady play on the B Company lacrosse team helped them to win the Corps championship his yearling year. Everyone saw Gabby with a jovial countenance and as an all around good guy. Every- one in the Corps was glad to be able to say, " Gabby is a friend of mine. " 334 WiliicuH Gan f, SiLz ' U " BILL " Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts 5th District, Alabama Bill ' s .irriv.il ar West Point was thi: fiillillinciu of .i lifetime ' s ambition, and once arri eJ he cnjoN-eJ himself. Conscientious, but no file-boner, he has believed in putting out to do a job well, and when it is done forgetting about it; and in this manner he has managed to maintain a highly respect- able academic standing and still find time for a host of other activities. The.se, bespeaking well his extraordinary versatility, have ranged from foot- b.ill and wrestling to poetry and painting, with dragging in between and capitalized. Kual t Sieaei " BOB " New York, New York 4th District, New York Our cup of good fortune would not have been completely filled had not Andover ' s loss been West Point ' s gain. A natural when it came to academics. Bob was never on the losing side of the tenth sheet. His was the heritage to appear calm and nonchalant, but underneath to have that fire and drive which has taken him so far. Bob was never one for fanfare or notoriety, but as a team man he was never surpassed. His ahilitv to make staunch friends has been another of his sterling traits. jbaniel A aiUoH. Siloe UHcui,, Ql. " DANNY " New Orleans, Louisiana 3rd District, Louisiana A true son of Louisiana, Danny spent most of his time proving that a man can work hard, be a cadet, and enjoy life at the same time. He is never com- pletely dominated by the Academic or Tactical Departments because he has an ability to bear down in the tight spots. In the free time Danny had, he was always ready for horse play. Never asking more of other men than he does of himself, Dan commands the lovalty and respect of all who know him. Company C-1; Football (4, 3, 1 ); Wrestlins (4, 3, 1); Pointer; Rifle Marksman; Pistol Marksman. Company C-2; Debating Club; Weisht Liftins Club; Concert Op chestra. Company E-2; Corporal (3); Track (4, 3, 1); Cross Country (4) 335 jm Company B-2; Corporal (3); Ser- Seant (1); Wrestling (4); Minor A (4); Athletic Representative; Sun- day School Teacher; Rifle Sharp- shooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company C-2; Sergeant (1); Cross Country (4); Handball Club; Fish- ing Club; Ski Club; Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class. WiiUa H Sp-eafunait SiM.fii.a •BUDGE " Anderson, South Carolina 3rd District, South Carolina The most cool, calculating storm artist in the history of the Company was this South Carolina whirlwind. In his less dynamic moments, he excelled in handball and in the bull session. A cross country fiend, he used to lope around the countryside on ofF-afternoons. Though he ranked high in math courses, his sailing became rough when he came up against Spec subjects, for which he had a contempt. A rare man, though, in that his decision was always guided by principle and he was to be respected for that. Clteiien. l Uun, SAeltoH., i. " BUD " Chattanooga, Tennessee 3rd District, Tennessee Although Bud wasn ' t exactly dominated by the T. D. or the Academic De- partment, he always abided by the rules, mainly because of his inherent soldierly qualities and high sense of duty. Methodical, reliable, impatient with inefficiency, meticulous in details, Chet was equal to the obstacles of cadet life both physically and mentally. Memories of his own Tennessee, the enjoyment he derived at our expense, and A squad wrestling kept Bud happy, but his real happiness will come from his achievements in carrying the West Point standards wherever he goes. i b 336 Clan-e ice lJin,( il Slachf 1. " CORK " Wheeling, West Virginia 1st District, West Virginia Knowing the casualty rate in academics for West irginia men, Cork set out right from the start at hard work and determination with the ideology al- ways before him that all good things come from the sweat of the brow. Adept at almost any sport from swimming to basketball he w as always a first on any man ' s team. A natural athlete, a criterion for the Academy, Cork ' s ability to master all problems, his ingenuous wit and his good nature placed him in good stead with the long grev line. WalU Bla zah " WALT " Buffalo, New York 40tli District, New York Walter c.iinc to the Point with .i hard gotten background of engineering and the bagpipes. Due to popuhir appeal the bagpipes were shelved — but Walt has naadc a name for himself for being an engineer. Instead of the Red Boy — he has spent most of his time at the gym doing masterly feats of muck. With the ease that he pole vaults Walt will vault over the obstacles of life and make a superior name for himself as an ofiicer. RlcUaid M uti(f,o nefiif B taU " SAM " Rochestei, New York Secretary of War Naturally adept in the sciences, a lover of music, and one who dabbles with the philosophical, is this man who came to us from. Rochester, New York. Entering at an early age was no handicap to him; for he soon proved himself both academically and physically. Much of his free time was spent playing the piano in the class club or trying to do more chins than last time in the gym. Sam ' s kind words for everyone and his cheerful smile radiating his disposition, are an asset to any crowd. QaU i Anilut Sffiani Company G-2; Sergeant (1); Cross Country (4); Gymnasium (4); Track (4, 3, 1); Major A (1); Weight Lifting Club (3, 1). ... AciW •■ROWDY " Madison, Wisconsin Secretary of War Johnny Smart could have had no more indicative a name unless it were hive. He could even recite the Wisconsin University basketball team record for their last ten years of play. Ever willing to offer his services, whether it was a bewildered plebe that awakened him in the middle of the night to figure out an impossible math problem or the dance orchestra that needed a hot pianist, he calmly answered the call. A smooth operator in all social func- tions, Johnny ' s diligence and thoroughness in everything that he has done will certainly guide him to continued success in life. Company A-2,- Cadet Concert Or- chestra (4, 3); Cadet Orchestra (3, 1); Rifle Sharpshooter, Company G-2,- Gym Team (4); 100th Night Show (4); Chapel Chimer (4),- Concert Orchestra (4), • Rifle Marksman. 337 r Company A-2; Sergeant (1); Pis- tol Marksman. Company F-2; Corporal (3) " SNUFpy Jasper, Alabama 7th District, Alabama Alabama sent Snuffy to West Point and since that first summer has had reason to be proud of her son. He has come to be known as a classmate upon whom one can depend whether it be in play or accomplishing a job. No obstacles have been too steep for this determ.ined Southerner with the result that he has taken in stride the things West Point has to offer. No argument is necessary to leave us with the conviction that we have in Snuffy a true comrade, and first-rate soldier. n,a iJz An.tnand Btnitlt Company H-2; Corporal (3); Bat- talion Sergeant Major (1); Camera Club (3, 1 ); Secretary-Treasurer (1 ); Ski Club (4, 3, 1 ); Fishing Club (3, 1); Howitzer Staff (4, 3, 1); 100th Night Show (1),- Camp Illumination (4); Rifle Sharpshooter. Joc,6m stvcniw toiffl? lot mil " SMiny " Homestead, Pennsylvania 31st District, Pennsylvania Smitty came to the Academy straight frona the Pittsburgh steel mills, but vou never would have guessed it. Well groomed as a civilian, he found no trouble in acquiring a military appearance. He was a radio and screen en- thusiast, a draggoid, and a program in himself when he got wound up about the old gang back home. Beneath his joking nature, he had a quick studious mind and a tenacity that will speed his way up the Army ladder of success. Qeo- ' iae n-aH-cii. SffUtU, w . " SMiny Reno, Nevada Senatorial, Nevada Hard working son of Nevada ' s open spaces, Smitty ' s conscientious reliability quickly won him many friends at the Point. Outside activities found him on the ski slopes in the winter and his camera everywhere all the time. His shutter accomplishments grace even the hallowed pages of this sacred album. A shrewd and critical observer of life in general, Smitty was care- fully attentive to necessary details. Thus he was high on the T. D. ' s dean ' s list, and will be able to hitch his wagon high on the roll of successful officers. 338 9o4.e4iU J0.ee StnUlt " JOE " Mankato, Minnesota Snd Districi, Minnesota Joe, from the heart of the Middle West, came to West Point at the age of seventeen. Fresh from high school, he did well in academics considering the great competition. A basketball enthusiast, Joe was assistant coach of the brigade championship basketball team yearling year. True to the home town girl, Smittv was no super draggoid. However, he enjoyed his cadet years, making lasting friends of many of us. Farsighted, vet no file boner, Joe will be an efficient officer in his Army career. R.auln4A.t€ jHeAie Stftitltf n,. " BONES " Clarendon, Texas 1 1th District, Texas Texas never had a better publicity manager than Bones. This partner would never stop talking about Texas except to juggle the times of the hockey team of which he was the manager. While at the Academy, he was famous for his morning disposition and his fight with the Academic Board, but in spite of his seeming bitterness against the sunrise and his studies, he was always ready to make friends. Smitty never refused to help other people as much as possible, a policy which he will continue throughout his career. R,icUan.d A f4 uA BtfiUU Company A-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser geant (1); RiFle Marksman. " SMITTY " Dayton, Ohio 3rd District, Ohio Although he never fully mastered the phonetics of Spanish and German, Dick more than mastered the system at West Point. He proved that he will be a success wherever he may go. Always to be found hard at work on the " Fields of Friendly Strife, " Dick was a natural in uniform. In fact, being a natural was Dick ' s finest asset. Dick did well in other pastimes too. His pro drags were known far and wide. Always ready with a happy smile and a sinkoid, he soon became everybody ' s friend. .,ousr:l:« .-A his Company B-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Football (4, 3, 1); Nu- merals (4); Monogram (3, 1); Fish- ing Club (3); Handball Club (1); Color Line (3); Rifle Sharpshooter; Acolyte (1). Company H-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Manager Hockey (4, 3, 1); Color Line (3). 339 Company H-2; Corporal (3), Swi ming Team (4, 3); Minor A (3). R.ao.e t McQUei.H.e.u S niili " SMiny " McCook, Nebraska 4th District, Nebraska Bob was everv inch a m.ui. Fresh and pure from the heart of Nebraska ' s wheat belt he soon synchronized his philosophy w-ith that of the system. His plebe vear was brightened by enthusiastic participation in swimming and during the next two years the swimming squad was to profit by his abi]it -. He hit the books with a gusto but was never too busy to help a classmate o ercom.e a problem. He was never an ardent draggoid although when the situation demanded proper action he came through gracefully. Company A-2,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ). Company F-2; Corporal (3); 100th Night Show (4); Rifle Marksman. " SMITTy Allentown, Pennsylvania 9th District, Pennsylvania " R. P. " hails from the Dutch part of Pennsylvania. A real hive among the goats, Bump fought his way from the last sections just in time to escape the turnouts, earning every tenth he got by diligent use of his sliding ruler. As an athlete he excelled on several F Company teams. His flawless record as an inter-murder football coach reputedly cost the Tac twenty-five dollars. His personality like the fried egg on a spoony tar bucket will shine forth and make him friends wherever he goes. i ein o- Mo-n ae StniiU ' SMITTY " San Pedro, California Army Last but not least is a phrase which can well apply to Smitty. He had the doubtful honor of being the last of the Class of ' 45 to enter the Academy. Despite this handicap he immediately took up a prominent position in the class. Smitty was probably the Company ' s most ardent basketball fan. Besides plaving basketball for the company, he found time to coach one of the best inter-murder teams in the Corps. All of this reflects credit on Smitty, and we are sure that he will ahvavs be not last. Ik 340 ■ ' tlxas ' Wlis •»-!U]ril(3);St|. Q4JilUa ft Qai4.aU S t Hct, 1 1 " BILL " Washington, D. C. 7th District, Illinois Generous, likable, and easy-going, Bill is no stranger to the long grey line. Both his father and his grand- father were graduates. A hard worker, he could be seen any afternoon around five o ' clock on his way to extra instruction. During plebe year he played base- ball with the best of the A squad. He displayed a personality that won him many friends. Any Satur- day, the femmes could be seen swarming to the area to watch him walk. His branch will find him a de- pendable and loyal officer. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Baseball (4, 1 ),- Monogram (4, 1 ); Lecture Committee; Ski Club. Ade Wan.n.e t ScUk " NIL " Milwaukee, Wisconsin Senatorial, Wisconsin The integral and closed-circuit of the Academic De- partment never gave quick solution Nile much trouble. He always managed to keep near the top of his class without having to dodge the guard after taps. His good nature in sharing his address book has made many of his classmates indebted to him. Nile has made a name for himself in gruelling battles over the chess board and with the Batt Board. His smiling countenance and singular abilities will allow him to write that last chapter of success. Company B-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1), Skeet Club (1); Chess Club (4, 3, 1); Presi- dent (1); Ski Club (1); Camera Club (3, 1); Rifle Marksman, Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; Pistol Sharpshooter. GUallei. ' William S ' P ' an4 " CHUCK " Greenwood, Mississippi Secretary of War Alfable, smiling, chuckling, Chuck has many friends. Hailing from Mississippi, his friendly drawl has be- come familiar through all the divisions of C Company. Never too busy to lend a little first section knowledge to a goaty wife, he has helped his classmates garner away many a much needed tenth. Dividing his spare time between water polo and boodle, he always man- aged to crawl out of the sack long enough to max a P. E. test. The Army is getting a good officer in Charlie. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Football Manager (4, 3); Chess Club (4); Rifle Marksman. 341 SUelioH. QilleA4xie. SixeaA, .Jmm Company G-1 ; Sergeant (1); Polo Club (4); Boxing (4, 3); Ski Club (3). Company D-1 ; Sergeant (1 ); Hand- ball Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting Club (3, 1). " SHELLY " Clinton, Kentucky 1 st District, Kentucky Had the very blue-grass of Kentucky been transplanted to Usmay, there could not have been realized a more typical product of the South than Sleepy Shelly. Slow to anger, slow to study, in fact, slow ever ' Avhere but in the fight ring, he was a stabilizing influence on those with whom he came in contact. His friends envy his ability to follow a problem through to a suc- cessful conclusion. He is a profitable addition to the long gray line and will go far as a friend and a soldier. " MORT ' Brooklyn, New York JI4o io4i Sfxieael 13th District, New York Mort came to us from Brooklyn, and after a rather rugged plebe year, really settled down and began to get things accomplished. Mort could alwavs be found in the gym or in the one and only sack. Although he was not one to talk excessively, his general knowledge of various subjects made him an extremely pleasant conversationalist. Other than the sack his great passion is guns of any and everv tvpe. Yes, West Point and the Army were indeed fortunate when Brooklyn favored us with her loval son. Company D-2; Sergeant (1); Box- ing (4, 3); Squash Club (4, 3, 1); Skeet Club (1),- Ski Club (3, 1 ), Howitzer (1); 100th Night Show (1); Concert Orchestra (4, 3), Rifle Sharpshooter. i ack, i tiiout SpiUe " JACK " Westbrook, Maine 1st District, Maine To his classmates Jack was the ever present target for good natured hazing, which brought to life his greatest attribute, the ability to take it with a smile and come back with a witty remark. With a will of iron, he conquered academics, not to mention overcoming the innumerable setbacks of losing one of his many O. A. O. ' s. The same qualities that made Jack a hazard on horseback, a terror on skis, and a smoothie on the dance floor will always keep him in the memory of his friends. 342 ■- ' . ilictc ' ■ ' -tin the --ptOjsii£. ■ ' ??i ' li=c aid Kill •««i " »D-!;Sesa«l(11;!«j. ■ ' .K ' Glb(4,!,1); 5.1 Cllk (! 1); ■» Nijiiiaow .-. -■ OtdlBlH ( , 3); Qlta ei, Crcltali. Sfi aai i4. •PETE " Montgomery, Alabamd Senatorial, Alabama With a robusc good nature and a strong sense of duty Pete arrived at the Academy to do justice to his high ideals and amibitions. His friends will speak for him — his military record at the college speaks for itself — a man who stood up in rough weather to make Com- pany G-2 proud to stand behind him. His jocular good humor we won ' t forget. Besides a good athlete, a better friend, a better jam-up good wife could not be had. We ' re behind vou because we ' re proud of you Pete. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Captain (1 ),- Soccer (4, 3, 1 ); Numerals (4); Monogram (3X- Wrestling (4); Lacrosse (4),- Numerals (4); Honor Committee. " LYLE " Huntsville, Alabama 8th District, Alabama Lyle came to West Point from the University of Vir- ginia. His easy-going mannerisms soon proved his favorite phrase, — " 1 just live right. " This Southerner had few worries and many good times. He seldom wasted much power over the Tactical Department or Academic Department, but preferred to divide his time between athletics and the femmes. His pleasant personality have niarked him as an ideal wife. Sleep- ing after reveille and never reading the daily " bulletin are habitual with Lvle, but when the chips are down he is at his best. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Boxing (4, 3); Ski Club (3); RiHe Marksman. ,ifi Jleiie AtcUle4f. Sp.n,iHJzle, . Camp Gruver, Missouri 8th District, Missour After five years of preparation Spike came to ' est Point bringing with hini a flair for accomplishing things easily and efficiently. Ever interested in base- ball and what the other man was doing, he constantly was in there pitching and giving help where most needed. Even though he was never one to lead the Corps academically, he more than made up for this with his ability to make friends quickly-, his con- scientiousness, and his industriousness. No one could ask for a truer friend or a better wife. Company F-2; Corporal (3),- Sergeant (1 ); Baseball (4, 3, 1); Choir (4); Rifle Sharpshooter. 343 V Company C-2; Corporal (3),- Ser- geant (1); Football (4); Handball Clubl(l); Rifle Sharpshooter. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Football (4, 3, 1); Major A; Wrestling (4, 3, 1 ); Minor A; Eastern Intercollegiate Champion (3), 100th Night Show (3); Vice-President of Class; Rifle Marksman. Stew-a t ulijieA.te Staalei , •4. " STU " Red Lion, Pennsylvania 22nd District, Pennsylvania Stu hailed from the metropolis of Red Lion, Pennsylvania, and was always horrified when others said they had never heard of that city. Being a con- noisseur of the sack his favorite phrase was, " Just give me the facts and I ' ll go pro. " Having been scared once by the Academic Department during plebe year, Stu worked hard and they never got another crack at him. Stu gained manv friends while here, even to the extent of the plebe classes. Stu will go far in his chosen profession. ' ' " JOE " Hacketistown, New Jersey Senatorial, New York Joe IS a small town boy who does things in a big way. After winning admi- ration and respect of both friend and foe on the football field and on the mat, he turned to other fields and was elected vice president of his class. In all his dealings, his common sense and keen sense of values have stood him in good stead. Add to these an engaging personality and the happy faculty of win- ning friends easilv and you have the qualities which insure the making of an outstanding officer and gentleman. Company B-2; Corporal (3); Rifle Marksman. % " STREAKY " Harbor Springs, Michigan 11th District, Michigan Streaky came to West Point from all over with the extremes at San Fran- cisco and Philadelphia. From Beast Barracks on his worries were few. The Academ.ic Department, the Tactical Department, reveille, were all just some of life ' s little soirees to be taken in stride. He took a lively interest in Acad- emy sports, the latest poop sheet, and carefully took the meaning of all the current rumors. An Army Brat, his knowledge of the Army was already great. Foresight and confidence in himself will make a combination which is hard to beat. 344 ' " a pltlt classes. iTOiilffliliile a te t 9 Uf,en,i.aU Sta " BOB " Mill Valley, Calilotnia 1st District, California California is now famous for one more best. Boh gave up the sunny climes to tussle with the Academic De- partment — and tussle he did. Although forced to keep himself surrounded by books, he has managed to keep a smile on his face, and have a good word for everyone. No matter what the odds may be, here is one officer who can always be counted on for a job well done. West Point need never worry as long as she has men like Bob representing her. Company H-1 ,- Corporal (3). fl " BUZ " Westfield, New Jersey 5th District, Wisconsin Hailing from — well he is an Army Brat — Kellogg came to West Point after a year at Sully ' s. He con- quered all academic endeavors with the axiom, all that is needed is some common sense and an intimate knowledge of integral calculus. Eager to help, Kel- logg has given many a goat the poop to put him pro. His personality and sense of humor will aid him in following his career in the service of the Army. Best of luck in all endeavors, Kellogg. Company H-2; Rifle Team (4); Expert Rifle- man,- Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Altitun, atn i. Steele. " A.J. " Binghampton, New York 34th District, New York There are ahva -s a few men to whom the troops look up to because of an abundance of talents. A. J. is one of these few, for his reasoning ability, common sense, and muck are the pivot points which throw hini above the rest. By means of the gym team he provided him- self with a super abundance of brawn, and while many a classmate labored in darkness with the sys- tem, A. J. lived in the light. As so often is her fate, the . cademy must again yield to the Army blue. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ); Gymnasium (4, 3, 1); Numerals (4); Minor A (3), Ski Club (4); Fishing Club (3), How- itzer (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman, Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. 345 r Company C-1; Sergeant (1); Base- ball (4); Cross Country (1); Track (1 ); Skeet Club (1 ); Ski Club (3, 1 ),- Fishins Club (4, 3); Rifle Marks- man; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. Company A-1; Corporal (3); Golf Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting Club (3,1). QoaI Hn,4 ett Steiiui.aj(f,ei ■•STEINy Beaumont, Texas 2nd District, Texas A rebel yell, lots of noise, and a beaming countenance characterize one of the craziest Texans ever to enter West Point. Although Steiny spent long hours dreaming and talking about Texas, he adapted himself with ease to West Point. Taking everything in stride, Steiny succeeded in impressing friends with his industriousness, yet he always managed to be on tap for any fun. During his three years Steiny has spread his friends throughout the Corps and all of us have no doubt that Steiny will make a fine officer. Company E-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Track (3, 1 ); Gymnastics (4); Swimming (3); Handball Club; Polo Club; Howitier; Pointer; Rifle Marksman; Expert Machine Gun- ner. (loJt ' eni JUuqaA StetehluU " BOB " Arlington, Virginia Secretary of War Whether Bob was a hivey goat or a goaty hive is questionable. As persons who have benefited from his natural academic abilities, his wives agree that he was a potential hive. Although Bob ' s noise and rat-racing tendencies kept life interesting, to say the least, his level character and common sense always had a stabilizing effect upon those who knew him. Bob was con- scientious and persevering in the performance of his duties. He will make a good officer and will have a very successful career. t Ik 346 Qea iae. G cUa SteataAZ " STEW " Chevy Chase, Maryland 4th District, Alabama A shock of brilliant hair, glasses, and a smile that disarms all comers was Craig. Undaunted by troubles, counting the luck of the Irish as but a minor asset, his was a colorful way of life: master of storms, draggoid supreme, participant in many a small war with the Tac, instigator of jokes practical and impractical ... if destiny carves a special niche for Army Brats, Stew will certainly find his. His classmates knew him to be good-humored and carefree, yet determined and resourceful and highly versatile. i ■ " ■tJSttO itetoSor, ■■m U); S«- ' ! ' );6y«n«fe ; WyClub; ■SB,PoilltB;l!ill( :il Mithi Gw ' cMaA, if ItaJldeuA. Steiua " STEW Marion, S.C. Senatorial, South Carolina Harry came to us already steeped in things military by virtue of previous service as a Clemson Tiger. This made for an enviable decorum rare among fourth classmen. Academics were no problem for this un- hurrying South Carolinian, for previous encounters had withdrawn the fangs of that serpent. A liberal dispenser of B. S., he had an eager ear for the latest grinds and a hearty laugh. West Point thwarted his epicurean appetite, but Harry was not daunted. " Ho, " sang out our hero, " anv plebes going to the C store? " Company E-2; Corporal (3); Soccer (4); Baseball (4); Track (3); Pointer (4),- Choir (4, 3); 100th Nisht Show (4); Rifle Marks- lUii J vBtae.- ' - " K " Fort Sam Houston, Texas 5th District, Alabama It was only natural for " K " to conte to the Military Academv to carry on the traditions of two generations preceding him. Possessed with an exuberant sense of humor and an uncanny sympathy of human nature, he has won a place in the hearts of his classmates. " . . . It mattered not how charged with punishment the scroll. " A few too many demos could never domi- nate his carefree nature. Clean sportsmanship, un- questionable integrity, combined with a burning de- sire to uphold the traditions of the Corps. These in- sure his success as an officer. Company D-1 ; Corporal (3); Serseant (1); Tennis (4, 3, 1); Baseball (1); Ski Club (4); 100th Night Show (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. Maloaltn AleLeJteA, StetaafU, n,. " MAC " Phoebus, Virginia Army Mac is a true Army Brat and son of Mrginia with a life long ambition of being a West Pointer. His career began in the regular Army at Fort Mac where he was an outstanding candidate at Prep School. Entering the Academv through the Army, he achieved a high position in his class as athlete, hop manager, and student. Ambition, practicability in action, and pa- tience in thought will take him far as an officer in the United States Army. He will prove an invaluable asset to the long gray line. Company B-2,- Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Track (4, 3, 1); Hop Committee (4, 3, 1 ); Chess Club (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4); Ice Carnival (4); Rifle Sharpshooter. 347 illiaf Qa uiett BtewaAt " THE DUKE " Independence, Missouri Secretary of War The sound of a richocheting bullet where there should be none was a clear sign that the Duke was at it again. Never a dull moment when this son of Missouri was around. His uncanny knack of instilling humor into the gloomiest of situations made him a friend of all who knew him. His perseverance and natural ability will make him a success in whatever he does. The Army will gain a fine officer and the Corps lose a fine fencer as Stew graduates and trades stars for bars. Company B-2; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1 ); Stars (4, 3); Fencins (4, 3, 1 ); Numerals (4); Monogram (3); Honor Committee (1); Rifle Sharpshooter; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. eUe4 ' vn,i Jiu.li stick. " HANK " Hanover, Pennsylvania 22nd District, Pa. A gentleman, a scholar, and an athlete, Henrv was able to accomplish all he set out to do in an effortless, easy-going way — whether it was making the team, captivating a fair femme, or applying his abundance of horse sense to the academics. His wit, personal magnetism, and rare culture captivated all who knew him. A versatile athlete with an athlete ' s sense of fairness, he held the respect and friendship of his class- mates, and he will command respect and admiration from all who meet him. Company 8-1; Sergeant (1); Basketball (4); Soccer (4, 3, 1); Minor A (3, 1); 100th Night Show (4); Rifle Sharpshooter. ' lli[ illia n R.ao-eA.i Stich ftxi tf . " STICK " Cedar Rapids, Iowa 16th District, Pennsylvania Born and raised in the Armv, Stick came to West Point 348 .-■: j«ia, Pi, (Ut StattdilU Sto-e " JOHNNY " Ridgewood, N. J. Senatorial, New Jetsey An amiable disposition, quick wit, etFervcscent energy, occasional hashfulness but a convincing personality, a genius for academics, and a knack for making little things important characterized this proud son of Irish parents, probably the only British Army Brat at Usmay. With the Academic Department dominated and the T, D. under control, Johnny turned to social life for his worries and his pleasures. Throughout his cadet career he showed respect for those above him, and was a true, loyal friend to those who were close to him at the Academy. Company G-2; 100th Nishl Show (4); Rifle Marksman. i4Jluia fi eMarifUni. Stite.i, " BILL " Youngstown, Chio 19th District, Ohio Talking to Bill, one soon realized two things about the state of Ohio — that it is a good state and that its most beautiful city, Youngstown, produces 10 per cent of the world ' s steel. After an early start at the game of lacrosse, he caii ' .e to the Point to earn a berth on the X ' arsity team as a plebe. When academics got rougher and tougher and the Tacs quilled more and more, Bill stood the strain well and came up smiling. He knows what he wants and somehow he will get it. Company B-1 ; Sergeant (1 ); Lacrosse (4, 3,1); Major A (4, 3, 1),- Navy Star (3), Rifle Sharp- shooter,- Machine Gunner, 2nd Class. M lto4 2 al Sto te, n.. " MILT " Montgomery, Alabama 2nd District, Alabama Milt entered the Academy with a smile and it has been with him ever since though it caused rough sailing in Beast Barracks. He was a staunch believer in the old South, and his friendly manner has gained him innumerable friends. Never worried by academics to the point where he has had to bone, his course has only been altered by his several tussles with the Tac- tical Department. A true friend. Milt will be a credit lo the service as he has been to the Corps. Company A-1 ; Fishing Club (3); Choir (4, 3, 1); Color Line (3); Rifle Sharpshooter,- Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class. 349 I " STROB " New Holland, Pa. 1 0th District, Pennsylvania The Pennsylvania Dutch are known to be individual- istic, but when Johnny was found on the very first morning of his cadet career making his bed while all the ordinary cadets were standing reveille, he became a marked man. In spite of this striking entrance, or perhaps because of it, he was not much worried over trifles like the T. D. and the Blue Book. He distin- guished himself as a swimmer, carrying over the same laissez-faire that he displayed in coasting with little or no effort to the top third of the class. Quickly adaptable, alwavs cheerful, he will make a valuable officer. Company B-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Swimming (4),- Rifle Sharpshooter. Paul AUeft Siau U •■PAUL ' Phoenix, Ariiona Senatorial, Arizona Paul came to West Point from the Army where, as a sergeant, he developed the qualities of a good soldier from rifle marksmanship to a spoony pair of shoes. His chief interests have been tennis and good music. Although his soft-spoken nature may belie his true merit, Paul is intelligent and industrious in everything he takes up. Always willing to talk about the beauties of Arizona, for which we do not blame him, Paul has the attributes of a fine officer and a leader. Company C-1 ; Rifle Expert. a nei, AuiiU Stuart, • " JIM " Annapolis, Maryland 5th District, Maryland When Jim entered West Point, he brought with him the natural ability to make friends. A stormy plebe year has changed him little. Though conscientious and hard working, Jim was always ready to enjoy or provide a laugh. His hard work on the fencing team has had not a little to do with the team ' s successes. The boundless energy with which he attacks any problem are attributes which will help him overcome any obstacle throughout his life. Here ' s wishing a fine wife all the success and happiness he deserves. Company F-1 ,- Fencing (4, 3, 1); Minor A (3, 1); Rifle Marksman. tick ! i 350 !i bpat. ' " STUMPIE " Lynbrook, New York Secretary of War Unlike March, Warren was always the lion and never the lamb — that ' s what we found under his quiet, un- assuming manner. With brains to match this unseen determination, he was never apart from his constant companion — success. Achievements — we became ac- customed to them, but there was no escape from his personality and subtle wit. We were like putty in his hands. They call it leadership and we knew it to be the balancing ingredient that makes Warren a com- plete equation — just the kind of man the Army can use. Company C-2; Stars (4, 3, 1); Debatins So- ciety,- Choir (4); Concert Orchestra (4); Rifle Sharpshooter. .;S3:-. " STOOK " Van Wert, Ohio 5th District, Ohio Here ' s a classmate who ' s never caught without a come back for any and every wise crack. Old Demos- thenes would turn green with envy if he could hear Bill ' s orations that periodically resonate from the walls of our room (or maybe a Barrymore would be envious after seeing one of " Stook ' s " nightly per- formances). Although math and phil held a bit of terror for him, Bill managed to spec his way out. Having had three years of pre-law before Usmay, Will ate up the government course. A fellow could not ask for a better " wife. " Company E-2; Corporal (3); Soccer (4), Box- ir 3 (4); Cadet Chapel Choir (4, 3, 1),- Kayco May Day Show (4),- RiFle Marksman. Qaliit latuUi, SueL e " JOHNNy Columbus, Georgia Secretary of War Johnnv came to us from the deep South via Yale, and was greatly surprised by the system; however. West Point has benefitted since the day he entered. Quiet, generous, unassuming, a good roommate — all these were the fine qualities which he possessed. His diligence, perseverance, and willingness ever to lend a helping hand will gain for John the admiration of fellow officers and the respect of subordinates. John is destined to go far in whatever he may choose to do and excel in whatever duty may be given him. Company C-2,- Cross Country (4); Camera Club (1); Rifle Marksman. 351 " SULLY " Hattiesburs, Miss. 6lh District, Mississippi Originating countless " Rat-races " , collecting popular phonograph records, profoundly denouncing any and all games requiring physical exercise and maintaining his status as master of the sweet potato has taken a major portion of Sully ' s time. To the Tac ' s seeming delight, Sully ' s weakness is collecting and cacheing various unauthorized articles. His ability to main- tain a lively sense of humor, as well as to offer an amiable smile at the slightest provocation, has caused him to suffer many practical jokes; but such traits have also enabled him to establish many friendships. Company G-1 ; Lecture Committee (4); Fish- ins Club (3, 1); Weight Lifting Club (1); Howitier Representative (3, 1); 100th Night Show (4, 3, 1); Hop Manager (1); Athletic Representative (1); Rifle Marksman. Ranted. ln.tUu i Su Km.eA, •JIM " Dallas, Texas 5th District, Texas To have known a man like Jim has been a privilege. His cheerful nature, his interest in any new activity, and his willingness to help his classmates have made J. A. a perfect roommate and an ideal classmate. Academically at the top of his class with an astonish- ing lack of effort and at the same time tactically high ranking, Jim has made his way through West Point without the troubles of most of us. In a larger sense, Jim ' s brilliance, ability, and personalitv promise a full and successful career for him. Company H-2; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1 ); Battalion Supply CJfficer; Stars (4),- Pointer Representative; Rifle Marksman. " HAL " Kewanee, Illinois 1 5th District, Illinois Hal comes from one of those families that everyone admires, one that attains the maximum of love and understanding. The characteristics which he devel- oped amid these surroundings have helped to enrich his own life as well as the lives of others here at the Academy. Two years at Illinois served to broaden him and render West Point academics rather easy for him. His complete sincerity and determination com- bined with an unswerving loyalty to friends and duty have made him a matchless comrade and will make him an equally fine officer. Company F-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Handball Club (1); Choir (4, 3, 1); 100th Night Show (4, 1). i9 ,. 352 ia« L h ' - ; tnvilcjc. t J iulirjcsas, !iUu«l(l); " J. B. " Zanesville, Ohio 15th District, Ohio A proud son of Ohu), J. B., comiiit; to West Point with ;i collegiate air, had his first taste of military life. His unusually quick wit and fun-loving disposition won him many friends. A true sportsman, he sjx ' nt many pleasant summer hours swimming and fishing while he devoted his free time in the winter to skiing and skating. Academics came easy to J. B. and he never lost sleep after taps. A good-natured and loyal friend, he will make a popular and successful officer. Company B-1 ; Sergeant (1 ); Fishing Club (3); Ski Club (3, 1); Pointef Representative (4, 3, 1); lOOlh Night Show (4); Rifle Marksman. R.u4,iell Cu e te ' aliale Uia : :s-. •RUSS " Brownsville, Tenn. 8th District, Tennessee An intensive training career north of the line has not changed Russ ' smiling southern manner. Dixie ' s good- natured son arrived at Usmay speaking an odd niix- ture of English and Tennessee dialect, but has made himself understandable enough to become an out- standing member of the Class of ' 45- He trod the nar- row path of academic mediocritv, neither being eli- gible for the title of goat, nor recognizable by collar stars. A sparkling career at West Point is only the beginning of a brilliant life in anv branch of the serv- ice. Company E-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Skeet Club (3); K Company May Day Show,- Rifle Marksman. " B.J. " Gallipolis, Ohio 1 0th District, Ohio Jim was just a kid with the ability to apply himself conscientiously to anything he undertook. He freed himself from the depths of the Academic Department and climbed well towards the upper part of his class. Naturally adept at athletics he proved his prowess in most all sports. More than anything else Jim changed himself from a boy to a man Here is one man who will go a long way simplv because he is willing to put out — an admirable trait for an Armv officer. Company B-2; Corporal (3); Soccer (3); Choir (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. 353 V " BOB " Washington, District of Columbia Senatorial Bringing with him to West Point a conscientious nature coupled with a don ' t tread on me spirit of fairness, Bob has proved himself to be a man out- standing in character and leadership. Never bothered seriously by academic worries, Bob always displayed more interest in the daily mail delivery than in the weekly-published grades. His ever present sense of humor and devil-may-care air are invaluable assets. A persevering loyalty to the Corps and classmates has won for Bob a permanent place in the hearts of his associates. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Soccer (3, 1); Election Committee (1); Fish- ing Club; Emblem (4); Rifle Marksman. iUia-ifi iiack.efiL ' KMXfJi ' atfixi " BILL " Norfolk, Virginia 2nd District, Virginia From down Norfolk way comes a rebel any Yankee would be proud to know. Bill entered West Point determined to become a good Army officer. Although his boundless energy kept him headed for that goal from reveille to taps, he was always more than ready, willing, and able to join his classmates in any sport or bull session. Those in need found a friend indeed in Willie, who was always willing to impart to others his well-deserved mastery of the Academic Depart- ment. Company E-2; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1 ); Stars (4); Track (4),- Pistol (4); Football (1); Manager; General Committee; Rifle Marks- Aura Ttlopt Dichi trad: leafa rfiopluc fi,edeA,ick Q. ' Uoife , jn. 354 iidOiMJijiiii ■ ■■ " ' CTYiitee ' at Pom ■ •.iut " Oil ■ .y itwt . . .sl mdetJ -::D:pirt- .iittninl(t); " AL " Niagara Falls, New York 22nd DislricI, Ohio A natural hive coming straight from the realms of an Armv family, Al made his stay here at our Highland home a standard to be admired and revered. He de- veloped a great love of the sack as evidenced by his nickname of Horizontal. His intermurder teams in track and swimming were truly ample proof of his leadership. Unsurpassable as a wife, he kept his two ' groundhog wives from going beserk by his philo- sophic anecdotes. His grin was his outstanding fea- ture and was a jov to all that witnessed it. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Cross Country (4); Track (1 ); Squash Club (1 ); 100th Night Show (1),- Rifle Marksman. :.£:s.; jbaiaid M-ciA4 i t ' Uo-ntai. Lincoln, Nebraska Senatorial, Nebraska Arriving at West Point via the G. 1. channels, this corn husker brought with him a practical background of Army life. His great appreciation for classical music was equalled only by a thorough knowledge of the latest in aviation. Dave ' s independence, disre- gard for orthodox procedure, and employment of poignant expletives astounded his associates on nu- merous occasions. Not an engineer but a conscien- tious student, he met the trials of the Academic De- partment with varied success. Those who knew him valued his friendship and smiled at his eccentricities. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Lacrosse (4, 1 ),- Pistol (4, 3, 1); Numerals (4),- Minor A (3); Rifle Marksman. " TOMMY " Newburgh, New York Secretary of War Born |ust outside of the gates of West Point, Tommy one dav found himself within the high gray walls looking out. Early in his career here. Earl impressed himself indelibly in the hearts of his classmates by his very likeable personality. Quiet and unassuming, Tommv took everything tossed at him in a calm and efficient manner. His readv smile and willingness to do anything for a friend have ranked him tops on every- one ' s list. These attributes will make him a valuable addition to the Army. Company H-1 ; Corporal (3), Sergeant (1); Rifle Marksman. 355 ir " T " Washinslon, District of Columbia Secretary of War T has kmi; been a proponent of the well-rounded and full existence. His love for B. S. and revelry are surpassed only by his consideration and friendliness towards others. At all times his insight and innate ability have enabled him to maintain a more than gentlema n ' s average with a minimum of study. As a wife he ' s been both amusing and stimulating. Born and reared in the Army tradition, T ' s ideals and aims piersonify those for which the Army stands; we look to him to make no little contribution. Rjoi ' p.U Uo nai, ' ien.no •ROCCO ' Paulsboro, New Jersey 1st District, New Jersey M Rocco was a New Jersey man and could always be heard singing the praises of that New York suburb. At a very early age he joined the Army and left for Hawaii and the Third Engineers. From there he entered the Academy as a would be West Point Engineer. With the coming of September drudgery he lost all inclinations and turned his thoughts skyward in perpetual day dreams. Despite this Rocco managed to make himself high ranking in the eyes of all, and we expect to call him General some day. (loLe ieeffJdif, oLiai,, jl. " TOBy Atlanta, Georsia Secretary of War Tobv is a quiet unassuming chap, but anytime any of us needed a helping hand we could always count on Toby for anything within his power. Toby was able to take everything West Point had to offer with a minimum of effort consequently leaving most of his time to his friends and the things that he got a kick out of doing. Toby will particularly be remembered by all of his friends for his practical philosophy of life that is undoubtedlv going to lead him on to a very successful career. " CEAK-I ttirinj: wketia fatvci wisaln Company C-1; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Ski Club (3); Fisliins Clab; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; Rifle Marksman. m link. Company G-1 ; Rifle Marksman Company A-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Rifle Expert. 356 Company F-2, Corporal (3), Lieu- Icnan ' (1),- Polo Club (4), Fencing (1). " ::i ptr, Toki ' . ' ' .I ' iaofeffw ■■::lMESiiiailit ■r:i5viilofliii ' ::, ' ■ pj to leai );; Liei ' ►akin) ;-Kljsi; ompany B-2; Sergeant (1 ); Mono- — -f ram; Fishing Club; Rifle Sharp- 3 gra shooter Company H-1 ,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1), Battalion Sergeant Ma- jor,- Ski Club (4, 3, 1), Machine Gunner, Rifle Marksman. ?o W ALj ied oloA, •i " GEAR-BOX " Young Hariis, Georgia 9th District, Georgia During plebe year this redhead from north Georgia found it hard to decide whether academics or riding was more unpleasant. Sometime during his first year. Gear-box learned the pleasures of a red comforter. Yearling sum- mer and his encounters with a jeep entitled him to his nickname. Gear-hox was alw ays ready to go to the gym for a game of handball, help someone with academics, or attend a boodle fight. His stubborn determination to finish whatever he was doing before attacking a new problem should carry him far. 9alt4 QiiPiO- t o-4nlini.o t " BLACKIE " Basking Ridge, New Jersey The imperturbable calm with which he met all the problems of a cadet career and the flawless conscientiousness characteristic of his solutions symbolize the highest standards of accomplishment. A rare combination of stringency and friendliness blend into an admirable character — a character in ever - respect a tribute to the Corps. Tom had a rare ability for controlling his classmates — the acid test of any leader. He will impress fellow soldiers with ability, not talk, guaranteeing his continued success as one who leads by example. ?a e Clia eA. o-n ue " BOB " Detroit, Michigan 1st District, Michigan Visualize two laughing Irish e ' es above a winning smile, add a pleasing face and you have a partial picture of Bob as to appearance. There is an affability that accompanies the smile and there is a sense of humor that backs up the eyes. Passively interested in sports and actively interested in sack and dragging, he is not overly bothered by academics. No discussion of any subject is complete without one of Tongue ' s utterly irrelevant wise cracks. In fact, to close with an old chestnut, his friends are numerous and his ene- mies non-existent. 357 " J. B. " Lincoln, Nebraska 1st District, Nebraska Jim was one of those fortunares who left the Academy with an all-inclusive education, ranging from the rugged to the refined. On the rugged side he mixed weight lifting with fencing and managed B squad football. As for the refined, J. B., with his flair for English, history, and languages, usually paced first sections. Sotta voce he proposed enough reforms in the system to become the toast of the Corps, but he will be remembered longest for his easy-going manner and for his desire to become everybody ' s friend. " JIM " Grosse Pointe, Michigan 1 4th District, Michigan A mirthful runt with a smile for everyone, is the only way to describe the unpredictable blond marvel from Michigan. His pleasing and carefree per- sonality made him many friends. What amazed us was his ever apparent ability to attain any goal which he set before himself with a minimum of effort and a maximum of success. Underneath this outward show of vivacity was a strength of character and a seriousness of purpose which were known onlv to those of us who lived and worked with him. When Jim allows his real capacities to spring forth, the world will be his. WilUam GoaI 7 ' le ' •BILL ' RockFord, Illinois 12th District, Illinois This quiet young lad from Rockford, Illinois, has come a long way at West Point. T-willie met all the problems of plebe year with success. A natural hive Bill used his talents to help others. Many times the O. C. on his noc- turnal tour found Bill helping his wives, classmates and plebes over the rough spots of academics. His efficient and meticulous manner proved a steadying influence on the periodic outbursts of his wives. Bill was equally able in all fields of cadet life, academics, athletics, tactics, and dragging. As a room- mate and as a friend Bill proved himself priceless. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Cross Country (4, 3); Rifle Sharpshooter. Boll, ka( Heotvci iiilne- KUtdp Company H-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Football (4, 3); Track (4); Fencing (4); Weight Lifting Club. Company H-1 ; Sergeant (1 ); Swim- ming (4, 3, 1); Manager; Fishing Cluij; Machine Gun Marksman; Rifle Marksman. 358 g. ' ■:i T «vJ: sMK. A Miiiral -a -jv: 0. C oa his DOC- ,: i:.::i::cs over the roiijk - -rvtJ 3 stcaiving . .Lv a ' ple in all . ; AiarooDi- Company B-1 , Corporal (3), Rifle Marksman. Company F-2; Sergeant (1); Foot- ball (4, 3, 1), Track (4, 3, 1); Box- ' " 9 {4); Class Athletic Representa- tive (3). Company E-2; Corporal (3), Ser- geant (1),- Track (4); Cross Country (3); Ski Club; Choir (4); 100th Night Show; K Company May Day Show; Rifle Marksman. lloJt-e inietf, ' ' luftMe " BOB " Hot Springs, Virginia 3rd District, Virginia Bob, known to some as Trim is trulv a son of the South. Every femme that he has ever dragged knows that there is no place comparable to Hot Springs. Although he never let dragging interfere with his work, he did his share. He never said much; but when he did, we listened. A born leader — a good athlete — sincere and determined in all his actions — never wanting for friends — always considerate of the other fellow. With these qualities, he could not help but be a good officer. MaA OH. Wde4, ' n.oiU " TROTSKy " West Columbia, South Carolina Secretary of War The pride and joy of South Carolina, Marion left the University twirling a Phi Beta Kappa key. Quiet, efficient, loyal, and generous, the most pro- found hermit would have welcomed his comradeship. Characteristic of this southern gentleman is an inherent and unperturbable good humor plus a lazy drawl. We remember him as a square dealer and the firmest of friends. When ordinary men are losing their heads, Trotsky will be the one who can step up and handle anv job with his characteristic ability and thoroughness. Qeo Jte iA4f Oyx U " BUD " Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 6fh District, Ohio Serious and deliberate in purpose, a firm believer in the spirit of West Point, he has done his utmost to utilize the opportunities afforded, diligent in all endeavors at the Academy. His sense of responsibilitv, level-headedness and determination will more than see him through whatever the Armv and life have to offer. One of the outstanding athletes of our class, George took all sports in his stride. When the chips are down men like George will be the ones who make the difference between success or defeat. 359 l£Ka I " oJut C)iA,ie t ' n.uLif. " JACK " San Francisco, California 4th District, California John O. Truhv, cartographer, as he was often referred to bv his buddies, came to the Academy from the land of beautiful sunshine and no rain, Cali- fornia. Unlike most Army Brats, he considered himself a staunch and ardent citizen of his fair state, and often spent his spare time painting mental pic- tures to his classmates. Jack proved to be valuable material for the Army swim team and dedicated his physical aptitude to the back stroke. Jack may not acquire the Olympic records of our mythical Tarzan, but through his good nature and clear thought, he is certain to be a leader of men. Jluciatt KUtCf ' fLui.cott, 1 1 1 " LUCIAN " Charlottesville, Virginia Army Lucian ' s love of Armv life m.ade it inevitable that he would enter West Poin t. He was a hard worker and applied himself well, still finding time for extra-curricular activities and sports. His friends were numerous, and he was always willing to help any of them in any way. An excellent wife dur- ing his three year at the Academy, Lucian ' s inherent desire to be a soldier, his capability for hard work combined with a fervent desire to succeed will assure him a foremost position in the Army. l fale ancii, ' uitin •BUZZ " Omaha, Nebraska 2nd District, Nebraska Buzz was the senior senator from Nebraska. The virtues of the unicameral state legislature were ever expounded by him along with his clear definition of statesmanship vs. politics. Although he worked seriously and hard, he got a grind out of everything that was wholesomely humorous. A proof of his adventurous nature — he industriously applied himself — as he always did — trying to evade reporting to his Portuguese instructor in English. Except for being thwarted in these reports, nothing swerved Buzz from achieving success at the Academy. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Soccer (4, 3, 1 ); Baseball (4); Concert Orchestra; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; Rifle Marksman. .te IS J fester OSfT Company G-2; Sergeant (1 ); Swim- ming (4, 3, 1); Monogram; Fishing Club; Rifle Marksman. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Polo (4); Polo Club (3, 1); President; Choir (4, 3, 1); Honor Committee; Machine Gun Marksman; Rifle Ex- pert. 360 " - iitikmicaud " :cn:(ictaiiioii -■ V ai hd, It -■ ' cs, A proof oi lihtjIwvsiiiJ Er.ftsli Excepi ■ :roiB idiM! Company C-2; Sergednt (1); Fish- ins Club; Ski Club; Howitier (4, 1); Choir (4); Rifle Marksman. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Pistol (4); Squash Club; Camera Club; Fishing Club; Pointer (4, 3, 1 ); Howitzer (4, 3, 1 ); Mor- tar (3); Choir (4, 3); Rifle Marks- man; Pistol Sharpshooter. Company F-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser " geant (1); Cross Country (4, 3, 1 ) ' Captain; Track (4, 3, 1); Minor A (1 ); Major A (3); Major A (3, 1 ); Numerals (4). Hn tltu eM-efi ' iu iwx,e4. " ART " Atlanta, Georgia Senatorial Although he will always deny the fact — there ' s actually no denying that Art is about the best cross country runner ever seen in these parts. Good- natured and affable, this mortal Mercury was ever ready and able to peel the shirt off his back for a friend. Possessed of an enormous capacity to enjoy life and still get the most out of it. Art has warmed the hearts of all who knew this sterling southern gentleman. He certainly has the qualities of a fine officer. ' Ua nai, n,edeA,ich. u.ttle " TUT " Lima, Ohio 4th District, Ohio Tom is a conservative fellow who impresses people immediately with his practical common sense and capcity for reasoning. Besides natural talents he is an expert in economics, government, business, and politics. Among his other credits. Tut holds a degree from Oberlin College. Possessing a flair for organization and coordination, and having the ability to foresee exigen- cies, he will he a pleasure to work with in Army life. Humorous but quiet, he has earned a place in the hearts of all who knew him. jaUn PUiiUp, if.le , 1 1 1 " JOHNNY ' Fort Sill, Oklahoma Presidential Johnnv arrived at the Point representing a family that had been Army for generations. Friendly and hivey, he is free with his smile and his knowledge, both of things academic and things military. He never held rank above friendship and being his friend is a privilege which we hope graduation won ' t end. We are grateful for his super pictures which he snapped with great skill and untiring patience. Our loss is truly the Army ' s gain. Pos- sessed of manv interests and talents Johnny can never fail to make good at whatever falls his lot. 361 Mm V Paul Jienn Vc , j . " BUTTER SPOTS " New York, New York 21st District, New York " I ' m telling vou . . . ' " .mJ with that would begin a tale which would make the walls shake and little girls stand up in their beds and shriek. Although the Academic Department early surrounded him with an aura of Stardust, the maintenance of this aura never necessitated much of Paul ' s attention and he was always ready to pull a luckless goat from the depths of deficiency. Paul possesses inherent qualities of leadership, a sense of duty, and a love for things military which will put him among the top men of this class. jalu o.i,efUt VaUaiie , jn.. " VAL " Shattuck, Oklahoma Qualified Alternate John worked up the hard way, coming in as a sergeant after two years serv- ice in the Regular Army. From the first he has proven himself to be a capable and diligent worker, disregarding any personal gains or self-satisfaction despite many opportunities. We all have seen in Jay jay the qualities of a real leader. Val started out in soccer and track and followed these sports per- sistently for 3 years. A spirit of tenacity is characteristic of Val in every way. Yet his silent reassuring manner and subtle humor made him many life-long friendships. To the Army West Point returns one of its finest. r R,oJ)-e t Q altatn, al ' p.e.u. I Company B-1; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Football (4), General Committee (1); Choir (4, 3, 1 ); Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; Rifle Marksman. " VAL " Pleasant Ridge, Michigan 1 3th District, Michigan Bob was alwavs on the alert, as was evidenced by his battle with the frogs on that Popolo night march during yearling Beast Barracks. Under the philosophy, " Academics is for hives, and I ain ' t a hive, " Val watched the weeks pass by as he managed his carefree life with the utmost of dexterity. There were the unavoidable dark moments, but throughout them all Rob managed to keep an upper hand with the Tactical and Academic Depart- ments and was readv to face any problem with a smile. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Gymnastics (4); Wrest- ling (4, 3, 1 ); Weight Lifting Club; Choir (4); Rifle Marksman. •CLEAVi " He will It the Pi Company H-2; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1 ); Soccer (3); Track (3, 1 ); Rifle Marksman. 362 ■a ' ■xii ' tt •t,mm : Tiik ik liojs ■.Hi. L ' nitr tit ' J ' iickii ik - ;;ifaierin ' ;: ihcm all Rol :..iciiuc Depin- 1 rtil. Company G-1 ; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Crest Committee (4, 3, 1),- Camera Club,- Rifle Expert. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Wrestling (4, 3); La- crosse (4), Gymnastics (4),- Ma- chine Gunner, 1st Class,- Pistol Sharpshooter, Rifle Sharpshooter. Company H-2, Corporal (3), La- — -? crosse (4),- Fishing Club; Machine ' f Gun Marksman; Rifle Marksman. n aiefz t Collc tA. 1 0 1 Cleo-e., i. " CLEAVER " Brookline, Massachusetts Senatorial, Massachusetts " He whose last name begins with a low ranking alphabetical letter will find Army life quite burdensome at times. " Yet this was no obstacle to Van at the Point — he always seemed to inch to the front of every line. In the every day routine of duty we all felt Van ' s quiet but forceful influence. His wholehearted interest in each task that he met at the Academy is a firm conviction that his manv tasks as an Army officer will be received in the same manner and hence be accomplished. QUtutnczu S aoAi. Va ideo-a Ue " VAN " Webster Groves, Missouri 7th District, Texas Alwavs kidded about his vouthful appearance, ' an was old in common sense. He and the Academic Department ran a dead heat; but he never lost any sleep over lost tenths, and he always found time for a blind drag or a friendlv session. A good all-around athlete and a natural leader — these qualities will carry him far in the Army. Although an Army Brat, he seldom failed to let you know that he was from Missouri. It can be said of Van that every acquintance was a friend. eMa ald J tio i Van. cMo44,t •HOOTS " Orton ille, Minnesota At Large Though not a Swede, ' an is a son of which Minnesota can be proud. Van came to West Point via the National Guard, where he proved that he was a good man by hard and continuous work. He is as spoony a man as can be found any place in the Corps. A good sense of humor, a pleasant smile for everyone, a pleasing personality, and a way with others has won for Van a place of high standing with his fellowmen. The National Guard ' s loss will be the Army ' s gain. 363 ir Company A-2; Sergeant (1); Rifle Club (4); Weight Lifting Club; Rifle Sharpshooter. tJ FtOB " ' YorI ' ,c inosiof iile,2Si more til Company G-1 , Corporal (3), Set geanl (1); Swimming (4); Ski Club Weight Lifting Club,- Rifle Marl 5. man (licUa id QJa t aliaute " VAN " Allendale, New Jersey 7th District, New Jersey in devoted his spare time to sports and was good at most all. His enthus- iasm and interest in such activities made the runt motto, " The bigger they are the harder they fall, " one to be respected. A New Jersey man, he spent much of his time supplying cadets with week-end drags. Always cheerful, ' an was the one you looked for whenever you were in the dumps; for you knew that wherever there was a crowd, whenever the gang was getting into mischief, Dick would be in the middle of it. " PETE " Indianapolis, Indiana 1 2th District, Indiana Even though a native mid-westerner Pete attended prep school south of the Mason-Dixon line and came to West Point with a real southern viewpoint. Formerlv a commissioned officer, Pete had to swallow his pride to endure the rigors of plebe year. Yet his reputation as a hard man served him in good stead and his earnest belief in what the Corps stood for was never questioned. Although not a hive, Pete survived the academic ordeal with a small amount of effort, and cever passed up a good drag. r v WilliatH K.i no.all cuKfitati " FIFTH " Horseheads, New York Army Hailing from the hub of New York, Horseheads, and fresh from the G. I. ' s Bill brought a habit which he has never lost: that of making friends. Bill has come up the hard way, earning everything, including his files from the Academic Department. Admittedly tossed about by the tempestuous seas of fate on certain affaires d ' amour. Bill has been successful in all that he has undertaken — including a successful evasion of the wily ways of the Tactical Department. So here ' s to a swell guy who can ' t miss making something of himself. oaI (laLeAi Veiu •BOB " Painted Post, New York 2nd District, Ohio From Painted Post, in the heart of tlie Fini cr Lake rej ion of greater New York, came our handsome hero. Trials and tribulations with Spic garnered most of his time during his cadet days. His activities were varied and versa- tile, as evidenced by his presence at the hops and his longing to be a hive. His hair was without doubt his outstanding feature; and if he had spent more time studying and less time trying to control his hair, he would possibly have realized his ambition to be a hive. l Ullh-u eMe iA,tf, Vii 6.o.H., n.. " VIN " Fort Benning, Georgia 6th District, Georgia Making West Point his goal early in life, in took advantages of his Army Brat career, thus entering the Acadmy well prepared for military training. He established himself as an authority in current events, gained the respect of all in tactics, and was well-known as the cadet who ranked number one in the class in Portuguese. Unselfishly taking much time from his own work, he boosted Army ' s athletic teams by keeping some of the star athletes eli- gible. Above all, Vin gained the admiration of his classmates, all of whom realized that in him the Army gained a great officer. (loM-e Bcinio4 Wa(ll(iUH4 t x t ' -• ' ' :, i.3 Company G-2, Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Wrestling (4, 3, 1 ),- Cross Country (4); Rifle Team (4); Squash Club; Ski Club; Machine Gun Marksman; Rifle Sharpshooter. " WAD " Roselle, New Jersey 6th District, New Jersey Wad was one of the few who was not in a perpetual storm in Beast Barracks. Coming from the Coast Guard Academy, he was ready for the system and took it all in stride. When other men were turning to their red comforters, he could be found in the gyni, fishing, or playing polo. An interest in learn- ing more than that which was required kept him true to his books and erased any fears of the Academic Department. Energy, loyalty, and intelligence assure him an interesting and successful career. Company E-2; Sergeant (1); Polo (4); Howitier (1); K Company May Day Show; Machine Gun Marksman; Rifle Marksman. Company D-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (n; Polo (4); Chess Club; Fishing Club. 365 B£ If Company D-1 ; Sergeant (1); Base- ball (4, 3, 1); Swimming (4); Ring Committee (3); Ski Club; Fishing Club; Machine Gun Marksman; Rifle Marksman. Company D-2; Corporal d); Lieu- tenant (1); Lacrosse (4); Baseball (4); Track (3); Skeet Club; Chess Club; Howitzer; 100th Night Show; Rifle Sharpshooter. Company C-2; Cross Country (4, 3, 1); Track (4, 3, 1); Weight Lift- ing Club; Color Line (3); Machine Gun Marksman; Rifle Marksman. dm •mi " 1 soui ' kill. Fro ltnc£. Fi I.D.is iiliscl " TED " Madison, South Dakota National Guard From the state of South Dakota by way of several Army stations in the south. Wag came to West Point with an unlimited knowledge of sports, very definite ideas about the fairer sex, and a determination to get what he came after. A good wife with winning ways and a definite technique of evading demerits, his pleasing personality has won him many staunch and true friends. Thus he has built a strong foundation for a very successful career as an officer in the Army. f " WAG " Pottstown, Pennsylvania 1 4lh District, Pennsylvania A true blue of Penn State, Wag joined the long gray line with but one objec- tive in mind: to some day don the pinks and gold bars of a West Pointer. Despite the fact that he spent much of his leisure defying the well known department. Wag still found time for sports, in which his aquatic and base- ball talents were outstanding. With his leadership, friendliness, and desire to succeed, he will overcome any task given him as he has done in the past so ably. N •fwm ' mm jalti WaUi York Qualified Alternate " JOHNNY " Rye, Nev Johnnv hailed from Rye, New York, the near proximity of which made him famous as a clearing house for pro drags. Even-tempered, cheerful, and broad minded, Johnnv made many friends while at Usmay. He is best known among his classmates as a fine athlete, having spent most of his time on the A squad track and cross country teams. With sound ambitions, he always did his best in everything he undertook. Johnny ' s rare combination of common sense, intelligence, and wide interests plus his likeable personality will make him always a fine officer. f 366 Go meluU WiUici, n Wakelield, jn,. ■•■• ' » (i, •■■•stlilt. Unio n City, Tennessee 8th District, Tennessee A southern gentleman, Wake came to us as a Phi Beta Kappa from Vandcr- bilt. From the outset he was determined to become a field officer par excel- lence. Furthering his anibition were his keen judgment and common sense upon which he has based sound practical tactics. His qualities of leadership are evidenced in his domination of the upper classes as a plebe and of the T. D. as a cadet. His acute sense of values assures him of a successful career in his chosen branch. JiaAA.i Q adif, Wcdk.e , n,. ■•SPEC " Memphis, Tennessee 9th District, Tennessee This proud rebel son ahvavs welcomed an opportunitv to accept responsi- bility and tackled his job with an exhaustless force and perseverance, des- tined to bring results. Never deviating from a self-imposed creed — never to leave a task half done — his strength sprang from a resolute will and deter- mination, inspiring all who came in contact with him. Spec was a master poop sheeter in academics, but never quite reached that dividing line where slipsticks cease being a liability and become an asset. . n infectious person- ality is his tremendous asset. WdUa4ft AUe i Walked, t. M " WILLIE " Union, South Carolina 4lh District, South Carolina Whether he was leading a squad on maneuvers or acting as the mainstay of an intermurder team. Will played the game with a determination and a perseverance that always brought victory. Throughout his years at the Academy, Will kept those about him smiling all the time. When academics or the T. D. got the better of some of us, Willie always came through with a cheery word that gave those around him a happier outlook. Throughout his career in the Army, he ' ll be the man vou can trust in a pinch. Company E-1 ,- Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Wrestling (4); Ski Club; Squash Club, Rifle Sharpshooter. Comoany C-1 ; Corporal (3); Weight Lifting Club; Pointer; How- itzer; Rifle Marksman. 367 ir Company F-1; Wrestling (4, 3, 1 ); Track (4); Fishins Club; Weisht Lifting Club; Rifle Marksman. Company B-1; Corporal (3); Polo (4): Fishing Club: Camera Club; Ski Club; Macliine Gunner, 2nd Cla:s; Rifle Shaipsfiooter. M " ISO liii- wasal avala ksto madel Company E-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Boxing (4); Numerals; Rifle Marksman. Qeo i e Maxf-au Wallace " GOUNy " Auburn, Alabama 3rd District, Alabama His many recognitions during plehe year and the cheery greetings through- out his upper chiss years roughly indicate his art for making friends. All through the Academy, Gouny ' s classmates saw in him a thoughtful, jovial, and loyal friend. Gouny was always the one who remembered you when you were sick or gave the lamps a last dusting before the Tac came around. His high ideals and sparkling personality will make him outstanding in any gathering. The capacity which he possesses for hard work will carry him through any test. (lo eni (lu nle4f, WaUace, i. I mn ri mm€i IL 368 " BOB " Meridian, Mississippi 5tli District, Mississippi West Point hasn ' t changed his southern accent. A true Southerner he loves hot weather and the cold of winter is the bane of Bob ' s existence. A pipe and citjar loving Scotchman, Bob ' s guiding principle in life is the conserva- tion of energy. Nevertheless he enjoyed wrestling and weight lifting and devoted much of his time to these sports. He enjoyed reading and was par- ticularly devoted to the " Mister Glencannon " stories. Never able to take the system too seriously he had some rather unusual theories on life. A staunch Presbyterian, Bob is a believer in fate and, he spends little timic worrying. (licUa d Pa ih Wallite t " DICK " Worcester, Massachusetts 4th District, Massachusetts Dick entered the Academy with the supreme anibition to be happy, and has lived up to that ambition with great success. No pitfalls had the T. D. for this true son of Massachusetts. He spent countless happy hours riding, swimming, shooting, and skiing, and yet found time to drag pro. On many a cold night his room was filled with smoke from his varied collection of pipes. Versatile, athletic, cool at all times and possessed with determination to be a soldier ' s soldier, Dick leaves with a brisrht future ahead. .dUi A liuA. WdUi, WaUo t " ZACK " Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Qualified Alternate Zack ' s was a simple philosophy: " Live and let live. " A natural scholar, his quick mind let nothing get away until it was thoroughly mastered. He was always ready to stand up for his home state of Pennsylvania. One of the many talents which Zack possessed was a firm baritone, which made a valuable addition to the Cadet Choir, and made the barracks ring while he showered. These qualities, combined with a real joy of living, not onl) made his career as a cadet profitable and even enjoyable, but are certain to bear fruit during his later vears as an officer. n (loJf-e GltoAleA. l4Jan,itt f, Wy " BOB " Oregon, Wisconsin 3rd District, Wisconsin In Bob we had the Tactical Department ' s ideal cadet. His character had a brightness which compared favorably with his flawlessly shincd shoes. He impressed everyone with his immaculate uniforms and precise military bear- ing. Along with these military qualities. Bob displayed a fine feeling of wholesome companionship to all whom he knew. His friendly and coope- rative spirit made him an excellent opponent in any competitive sport. Bob ' s interests in music and books fill out a well rounded character. With such a background. Bob can surely expect success as an Army officer. eMe tA jHee ciAA,e4t " HANK 4th District, Missouri Kansas City, Missouri Missouri relinquished its staunchest supporter when Hank came east to embark on his military career. His charm and personality were equalled only by his calmness which was unwavering. Fortified with a strong will and an excellent mind he was able to persevere in both leadership and academics. His athletic ability and spirit of competition made him an outstanding intramural contender. More than a friend, he was an inspiration to those w ho knew him. He is a man whom any soldier will follow with respect and confidence. Company E-1; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Ski Club; Squash Club; Rifle Marksman. 369 : Company E-1 ; Pistol (4, 3, 1); Ring Committee (4, 3, 1); Camera Club, Ski Club; Pointer; Machine Gun Marksman; Rifle Sharpshooter. Company G-2, Football (4); RiHe Marksman. Company B-1; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Football (4); Track (4); Honor Committee; Rifle Marks- not to imKvvii jok t Wdeif Wafin,en Qualified Alternate " JUNIOR " Fresno, California Although the voungest member of his chiss, John has done well for himself in academics. During fourth class year he was a member of C squad football. He was one of the few men in the Corps who never went back to bed after reveille. An avid newspaper reader, John was always up to date on current events. He liked Camp Popolopen week-ends when he could go swimming, and Wednesday afternoons during academics when he could play basketball with his classmates in the gvm. Oa ne.i. QlaA,k. Q4Jaif H,e " JIM " Elkhart, Indiana 3rd District, Indiana Starting plebe year as company clerk, Jim didn ' t mind pounding a typewTiter, but he better liked to sketch. As a result, many of our likenesses were evolved from his crayon. Besides a steady hand for drawing, Jim had a firm pistol grip. This stood him in good stead for several team trips. He was always ready to lend a helping hand, and he will be remembered for his sincerity and dependability to do everything well. Here is to your success, Jim, and mav your aim be true. A JlatfiXiA, Weaae , n.. ■BUD " San Antonio, Texas Senatorial, North Dakota A good athlete, a gay leave partner, and a good man just to talk to, you need only to see Bud to know he has plenty of what it takes. Possessing a keen mind, but never pushing anyone over in the race for academic laurels, Bud always seemed to have things well organized. Bud ranked very high tactically, and never let a few cons get under his skin. Though he was al- ways in the middle of everything. Bud never once lost his individuality. 370 i R.aLeAi Mo t iU WeLUe i " WEB " Washin3ton, District of Columbia 1 st District, New York Comini; ui West Pcunt from Bcmic ' s, this liivcv . iiii - Brat liaJ wo academic worries during plebe year. Careless at times, his industriousness has brought him attention, though he cannot be called a file-boner. Not bashful, he has not been one of the draggoids though he is always willing to help a class- mate with an extra drag. His seriousness, intelligence, and personal spooni- ness will make Web a success in the Army. Ccrtainlv no one could be more deserving to carrv on the traditions of the Army. Ke u e.tU eMoHie e ie " KEN " Twin Falls, Idaho 2nd District, Idaho " Who are vou smiling plebe? " Those words express the attitude of Ken more than any other phrase. He always had a smile and a cheerful word for everyone. A quiet individual with a determination to complete a job, he had no difficulties with academics or the Tactical Department. Ken loved music and books, and he was in constant attendance at athletic events and the movies. Military in appearance and action, yet possessing a fine balance of indifference, he never forgot his three years of Army training before en- tering West Point. (lickaA,d Jlutlie Weii " DICK " Marquette, Michigan Qualified Alternate Arriving two weeks late from the wilds of Michigan, Dick caught on quickl v. A rare combination of book and sack hound, Dick was always willing to share his knowledge. Although a hive from way back, Dick had other loves — not the least of which was a craving for chocolate marshmallow sundaes. Not averse to academic discussion, still Dick believes that science is the cure all for man ' s troubles. His keen analytical mind, pleasant per- sonality, and sense of humor make him well-fitted for a career in the Armv, Company A-1; Baseball (4); Ma- chine Gunner, 2nd Class; Rifle Marksman. Company A-2,- Corpoial (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Fishing Club; Color Line Show; Rifle Sharpshooter. Company E-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); T rack (3); 100th Night Show; K Company May Day Show; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; Rifle Marksman. 1 371 r Company H-1 ; Sergeant (1 ); Squash Club. i ick WeiieA,o.elt " WEST " Winnetka, Illinois 1st District, Missou Dirck v;ls one of rhe few men upon whom plebe year bore no change, despite the contrary efforts of upperclassmen and the Tactical Department. Never one to worry about academics, he maxed the few he liked and passed the others with a minimum of effort. Despite his sublime indifference he never failed to complete to perfection any task that he set himself to, and it will be this perseverance, when the chips are down, that will carrv him far amont? the ranks of West Pointers. Company F-1 ; Hockey (4); Club; Rifle Marksman. " P. R. Ski Pcuii R,o4.d. 7i Ueai ui Rehoboth, Massachusetts National Guard Bright and early on the first day of July, Paul was the first to arrive at Beast Barracks— a happy man. In spite of all the adversities of cadet life and academics he still maintained that happy disposition and always ready quip. Diligent study plus midnight oil did not prevent him from enjoying the usual pastimes of cadet life. He was never the one who refused to sack on a dull afternoon. He entered West Point from the ranks and will return to the Armv an intelligent and efficient leader. Company D-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Football (4, 3, 1). I Paul Cle ie tt l4Jliela4 " PUNCHY " Hastings, Nebraska At La With his cheerful smile and competent ability. Punch was never completelv dominated bv the Academic or Tactical Departments. Here was a man with ideas of his own. His policv — to get along with everyone and to meet squarelv anv situation that faces him— has made for him a reputation in the Corps which is sure to follow him throughout the Army. Now and then he smoked up the tenth sheets or wore out a shoe brush, but his best friends verc the red bov, football, and the boodlers. 372 !■ " " airTkuif,, - JWll (3); S«- " t™iliill(U,1). n " WHIT " Washington, D. C. D, C. Commissioners Whit had th.it determination which ahva ' s made him more than an equal for the offerings of the Point. From that first day of plebe year, his continual cheer- fulness and truly friendly manner have won him a favored place in the hearts of his classmates. One of those natural hives vho could work any problem from cal to chem, Whit was a lad who would always give vou a helping hand. Deeply instilled with the traditions of the Point, Whit, will rise to become an even finer leader and officer. Company A-1; Corporal (3); Color Corporal; Sergeant (1); Regimental Sergeant Major; Howitier (4, 3, 1); Associate Editor; 100th Night Show (4, 3, 1); Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; RiHe Sharpshooter. Cimatd Ma H. White " CLIFF " Derby, Vermont Senatorial, Vermont eii aiA " Have vou plebes got any boodle " — although such phrases struck terror into the hearts of the fourth class, Cliff was the plebes ' friend. An ardent boodle hound, Clitf was an even greater sports enthusiast, daily scan- ning the sports page while ignoring tenths that could have been gained from perusing the front page. In- different to extra tenths. Cliff was never close. His greatest assets are his even temper and his ability to get along with anyone. Cliff ' s varied interests and adaptabilitv make him well fitted for a career in the Army. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Cadet Concert Orchestra (4); Machine Gun- ner, 2nd Class; Rifle Marksman. WUiU " WHIT " Roodhouse, Illinois 21 st District, Illinois It would take more than academics and the T. D. to alter Whit ' s calm attitude toward life. Whether with the books or with the discus, he was always sure to come out on top. Efficiency and a winning personality made this son of Illinois our first choice for any posi- tion of responsibility. He has combined athletics, academics, and true popularity into a record that can ' t be beat. Anv job entrusted to Whit in the future will surelv be well done, the Armv can count on that. Company G-2; Corporal (3); Captain (1); Regimental Commander; Track (4, 3, 1); Honor Committee (3); Rifle Sharpshooter. 373 I ' Company C-1 ; Sergeant (1 ); Track (4, 3, 1); Hockey (4, 3, 1); Major A (3, 1); Minor A (3, 1); Mono- gram (4); Numerals (4); Machine Gun Marksman. Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Handball Club; Pointer. l4Jillia n i duj.aA,d l4Jlutti u to. i., •WHIT " 10th District, New Jersey Nutley, New Jersey Bill was quite openly frank and had a habit of speaking without waste of words. He was easy-going but he moved plenty fast when the occasion called for it as was proved by the fast game of hockey he played. He was shv around the femmes which made him different. His habit of standing up for his own convictions gained him much admiration from all those with whom he came in contact. Bill, an Armv brat, should be completely at home in the Armv. Company D-2; Corporal (3); La- crosse(4, 3, 1 ); Track (1 ),- Numerals; Monogiam; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; Rifle Marksman. ie uvan i a nei. Wicldefx •BERNIE ' Galveston, Texas Senatorial St. Mary ' s gave West Point a conscientious, religious, good-natured Texan when thev sent Bernie. The only way academics fazed him was the way they cut into his time spent for correspondence. He was noted for his ability to change keys when he sang his favorite old songs. You can depend on Bernie to start mild rat-races, to start good rumors, or to help a friend. Though definitely not a file boner, to wit, his struggles with the T. D., he will make a fine officer. I iilia H eHA.a4t Wie Little Rock, Arkansas Secretary of War No hillbilly traits followed this Arkansan eastward except perhaps a trace of stubbornness that he put to excellent use in any argument. Unable to put a job aside until a later time, Ben always finished in time to sit down and enjoy watching others rush by. Studies were taken in an easy stride, the physical counterpart of which made him a natural at athletics. His social affairs were always remarkably well managed, too, consistent with a tem- perance that he dropped onlv when fun was in the offing. 374 ■aa •Wit waste of • ' ■-He Was ' ■»i(1);N«ul!; -•- ' toll! GuMO, ilj u»UiM«but. - Pe A.4f Oldltam Wilcoyx, " PERRY " Elmira, New York 37th District, New York To a voice as deep as the shallow end of the A squad pool, to a nature as mild and pleasant as a mellow day in early spring, to a background rich in Army life and tradition, Perry added diligent application to the job at hand, devotion to the duty ahead. Born in the service, he spent his pre-Point life preparing for the Academy. Practical, punctilious, and popular, Perry brings to his branch the credit that his stay at the Point has brought to him. Company A-1 ; Corporal (3); Serjeant (1); Track (3); RiFle Marksman. 1 V • Wintli iap, li ilUa n Wildtnati, •WIMP " Norwalk, Ohio 1 3lh District, Ohio A slim little m.m with elf ' s ears, Wimp was a guiding beacon in any storm with his quick wit, generous heart, and keen mind. Easy going, he was always glad to help us in the tight spots and to entertain us with his stories, antics, and music. Liking to read; he formulated good opinions, and could be counted upon for logical view points upon any subject. A discrete trombone player, a lover of music, a sprite when gloom threatened, he has earned our love and respect. Company E-1; Serjeant (1); Ski Club; Fish- inj Club; Cadet Orchestra (4); Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; Rifle Marksman. »£« .,,-,m " WILKIE " Baton Rouje, La. 6th District, Louisiana Wilkie was a one-man Chamber of Commerce for his home state of Louisiana. In spite of his rebel ten- dencies he got along ver ' well with everyone, even the Yankee men and women folk. Forced by the Academic Department into a life of hard labor, Wilkie always managed to find time for a grin or a joke to break the monotony of life at Usmay. His main am- bitions were to be a good officer and to get back to the warmer lands of the south. The first he will achieve Company G-2; Pistol Expert; Rifle Expert. 375 I . 1 :u H.a i. Sc i eoe.4 WiW C M, " WILLIE " Washington, District of Columbia Senatorial, Vermont Being an Armv Brat, Willie has had the compelling ambition of becoming an Armv officer as one of the long gray line. Starting his career early in life, he attended NMMI three years becoming an excellent marksman as well as one of the ablest horsemen in New Mexico. He is known to his friends as a military file and a staunch supporter of the plebe system. He has mucked his way through three long tedious vears with a conscientiousness and a tenacity th at lends itself well to his Armv career. - Company G-1; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1); Polo (4); Camera Club; Weight Lifting Club; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; Rifle Expert Company G-2; Corporal (3); Lieu- tenant (1); Rifle Sharpshooter. Qeatae lle ' X ' a tde 7i illi.a Hi,, i. " WILL " Bluefield, West Virginia Qualified Alternate West Virginia can truly be proud of George, ever willing to help someone in need. Easy going, easy to like, he was, nevertheless, conscientious in all he did — be it work or play. He was never too busy for a game of squash. His sense of humor, sincerity, and thoughtfulness made him well-liked by all. The best of the many things that can be said for him is that he was the tvpe of person that anvone and evervone would like to have for a roommate. Company C-1 ; Corporal (3); Tennis (4); Swimming (4); Basketball (4); Gymnasium (1); Ski Club; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; Rifle Markr.man. I atne Qo-l naH, IdJiiUo ' n ' i Middleton, Tennessee Honor School Jimmie entered the Academy with a background of thirteen years of previous military training, ready and willing to take anything that West Point had to offer. Never indifferent and never willing to leave any job until it was completed, Jimmie tackled his academics with a will that couldn ' t be de- feated. His athletic ability was displayed in both plebe and yearling gym when he turned in better than excellent scores on his physical efficiency tests. Jimmie had only two weaknesses — dragging and rat-racing. Jimmv should make a superior officer. 376 ■• ' M0 ' il(3);Ieniiii .• ' ..SiiOiibiMiciiiiii i,!idGa;llilltMiili!M. R,lcUaA,d CUanieA. iUia ni. " DICK " Lewiston, Idaho 1st District, Idaho We will remember Dick for his reserve, natural leader- ship, and deep loyalty. Sporting close-cropped black hair, blue eyes, and a well-built phvsique, Dick for- ever maintains a meticulous personal appearance. There is nothing superficial about him. Never out- spoken or overbearing, he possesses a subtle efficiency and a rare personality reflecting real leadership and qualities for making lasting friends. Behind his so- norous voice there lies a strong serious character which will serve him well in his Army career. A good man destined for great things. Company G-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1). (licUaA,d Wcde WilUuen. " WILLIE " Tacoma, Wash. 6th District, Washington Good-natured, always singing, Willie is one of those rare men who can make the darkest davs bright. His impromptu jokes have pulled his wives through many a storm and gained him friends in every com- pany in the Corps. His running ability and successes in cross country and track have won for him a name at the Academy. Naturally hivey at academics, he is an all-round man. The Army is getting a fine offi- cer in Willie; it will be a privilege to serve with him. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Track (4, 3, 1); Cross Country (4, 3, 1); Major A; Numerals; Ski Club; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; Rifle Marksman. a4aA,M jbaie Wiiio-n •HACHE ' Oklahoma City, Oklahoma National Guard H. Dale, a brilliant Spanish student and a serious- minded fellow, never quite hived the wavs of the T. D. Always on winter track Corps Squad, he found a myriad of hours on the area awaiting him in the spring. Dale seriously contemplated using a piece of concrete for the stone in his class ring. In spite of the area, almost all of his spare hours were spent in the gym working out — a very rugged man — and bound to be an officer respected bv all. Company A-2; Cross Country (4, 3, 1); Track (4, 3, 1); Numerals (4); Radio Club; Weight Lifting Club; Rifle Expert. 377 I Company D-1 ; Sergeant (1 ),- Hock- ey (4, 3); Numerals (4); Rifle Marksman. { dUaanA Jdexi-H, l4Ji tiltA.o •WINNIE " Duluth, Minnesota 8th District, Minnesota Cheerful, happy-go-lucky, always singing — that was Winnie. He was in- tensely proud of being from Minnesota. He was a hockey player of no mean ability. Good-natured, easy-going, he was never phased in the least by academics. All sides of cadet life came naturally to him. Dragging pro was just a matter of course, and dragging often was the rule to Winnie. Duluth can always be proud of her son. When the future records are written, Winnie will be there, always on top. Company A-2; Corporal (3); Ser- geant (1 ); Rifle (3, 1 ); Pointer (4, 3, 1); Catholic Choir (4, 3, 1),- Rifle Marksman. jalut eMen if WiAA,ie6,, j . •JOHNNY " Toledo, Ohio 9th District, Ohio Usually found marching in the upper sections this son of Ohio found aca- demics a snap. Johnny, the ideal wife, was always willing to explain a difficult lesson to his goaty classmates. However, being a city boy, the riding hall held a position of dislike in his mind. A member of the choir and a great music lover— the mantel in his room was loaded with phonograph albums. His ability to get things done will carry him a long way. Good luck, Johnny in a successful Armv career. Company C-1; Serge ant (1); Base- ball (4, 3, 1); Numerals; Ski Club; Rifle Marksman. Qeo ac j[liH lti,ci,i WitUeif f 1. ' GEORGE Middletown, Connecticut 2nd District, Connecticut From the start of Beast Barracks, George became the loyal friend of every- one with whom he came in contact. With his wonderful conversational ability and even better sense of humor, George always had the situation under control. A good athlete in all sports he excelled in both baseball and basketball but had to give up the latter because academics always came first with him. His devotion to " Duty, Honor, Country " will cause George to succeed in his chosen profession by making him a fine officer. k. 378 ' mint. He, -■-irtittium -1 1 4 ) r- ' . 7{ cU ace KeitU liJiitiA e " WALLY " Salem, Oregon 1st District, Oregon Wally ' s studious nature, supplemented by a thorough Fort Scott preparation, enabled him to successfully thwart the Academic Department, and permitted him to employ his exceptional organizing and executive abilities in numerous activities. His sincere personal- ity and ability to get along with people served him well as Hop Committee chairman. These traits, coupled with a firm determination to see a duty well- performed and tempered with a poignant sense of humor, will make Wallv an outstanding officer and a credit to the outfit in which he serves. Company D-1 ; Corporal (3); Captain (1); Regimental Training Officer; Hop Committee (4, 3, 1); Chairman (1); Ski Club; Pointer; Sunday School Teacher. cMa oid Ballad W liHo d " PUG " Breckenridge, Texas 17th District, Texas This loval son of the Lone Star State c.ime to us after two years in the Army. Easy going and likeable. Pug found his hole among us and crawled into it for a three year siesta. An intcrmurder injury kept him out of his two great loves — football and basketball. Pug ' s way with women was really something at which to marvel. His universal appeal and his ability to take things as thev come will make him a great suc- cess in or out of the service. Company B-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Machine Gun Marksman; Rifle Marksman. M •iciiioatif " ' .,.jl)ii£ball»« " DALE " Loveland, Colorado 2nd District, Colorado Arriving at the Point on his twentieth birthday. Dale began his career in the military. Constant conflict with the Academic Department kept him at the books much of the time but he always managed to be pro when it counted. Dale was a fun-loving goat at heart but had the ever-valuable asset of commo n sense. That, combined with his loyalty and cooperative spirit, make him a true friend and the best of room- mates. The same qualities will make him a superior officer in his branch. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Baseball (4, 1); Fishing Club; Rifle Marksman. 379 r P if Sk " DON " Sheboy9an, Wisconsin 6th District, Wisconsin From the Universitv of Wisconsin came Don. An engineer there, he encountered little difficulty with the Academic Department and has always stood high in his class. He holds his own in any sport, was a natural at lacrosse, and is an old hand at cribbage. Always ready for a B. S. session, especially one about femmes, Don made an ideal wife. Although he is quiet, modest and unassuming, he has the perseverance and determi- nation that will always see him through. He will join a luckv outfit we know. Company C-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1 ); Battalion Sergeant Major,- Lacrosse (4, 3, 1 ),- Catholic Choir (4, 3, 1 ),- Rifle Marksman AfUkun, Jdetai ' i Wo-Lj e " ART " Shickshinny, Pennsylvania Army Two xars in the Engineer Corps prepared this lad for all that West Point had to offer. Interested chiefly in the unusual, he had a readv, if not too plausible, explanation for practically every natural phenomenon. A great lover of an altercation, he would argue either side of a hopeless question for the sheer joy of the argument, and usually win, at that. Coupled with his love of argument was a curiosity about angry humans; and though he often provoked his class- mates, nobodv could long stay mad at .Art. Company E-1; RiFle Sharpshooter. William (lat WaljjC, . I 380 «1 " WOODIE " New york, N. Y. 5lh District, Pennsylvania The Alnui;)uy nuidc ahiinihint use of the salr of che earth; shaped it into a smile; then provided a song. Ever will the troops remember the Woodman and his mirthful chatter that shortened the dustv trails; his supply of v ' ords and forceful intellect that livened and deepened all discussions; and his rich tenor that led in serenading the furlough moon. His counte- nance beamed in all adventures except the riding hall, where providence did not provide. The goal will be as high as Woodie ' s ii.lcals and as big as his heart. Company E-1 ; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Soccer (4); General Committee (1); Debating Club; Bugle Notes (4, 3, 1 ),- Editor (1 ),- Choir (4, 3, 1); 100th Night Show (4, 3, 1); Ma- chine Gun Marksman; Rifle Marksman. ■ir :ov ot Ac ■ ' X Lonpltiiwiih .Mit men- " HAWK " Davenport, Iowa Senatorial, Iowa The tall corn state gave one of its best stins to the Army in the person of Bill Wood. The Hawk ' s readv wit and constant sincerity ' made hun a friend to all who knew him. Bill kept the Academic Board domi- nated with hard work and a smoking slide rule. A first class year characterized by a singular desire to visit Gotham and the Camera Club dark room bol- tered Bill ' s good humor and made the Delayed Hawk ur by word. West Point gives the Army a fighter. Company A-1; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Cross Country (4); Camera Club; lOOlh Night Show(1); Color Line (3); Rifle Sharpshooter. :::S3: " WilUam Jleo-naAj, Wo-od " WOOD " " Pittsburgh, Pa. 34th District, Pennsylvania From the very beginning, Woody ' s self-reliance really asserted itself. Imaginative and eternally cheerful, his adaptability won him many lifelong friends. Reluc- tant to spec, he was forced to do so by the sciences. He managed to survive the perplexities of plebe math by virtue of his refusal to give up. Loyal, dependable, a better wife could not be found. Stymied in his ath- letic hopes by the Academic Department, he turned to coaching — developing his squad into Regimental Champions. The Army receives a capable, resource- ful leader. Company A-2; Ski Club; Catholic Choii (4, 3, 1); Rifle Marksman. 381 l iiUa n Sie li t aad •wooDy Taos, New Mexico National Guard From the tirst night of Beast Barracks until Gradua- tion Day, Woody had a bit of wit for every occasion. His nightly calisthenics, his midnight prowlings, and other peculiarities made our room the unusual one. Life with him was never dull. Perhaps his only short- coming was his collection of smelly pipes. Bill ' s ex- perience as a G. I. sergeant stood him in good stead at the Academy. Having a bent for leadership, al- though a bit eccentric in his manner. Woody was the man for anv job requiring personality and initiative. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Sergeant (1); Lacrosse (4). (loAe t Ccia i4. Ti aodi. " WOODY " Corning, New York 3rd District, Georgia Too much cannot be said of Woody. One of the most versatile fellows ever to come to West Point, Bob has done much and gone far. From bucking the line in football to directing the choosing of the class ring, he has showed his ability and efficiency. The first man ever to win a major letter at both West Point and Annapolis, Bob ' s rare talent and natural modesty has made him one of the best liked men in the Corps. He is alwavs full of pep and ever looking for a laugh. Company B-1 ; Corporal (3); Captain (1 ); Brigade Commander; Football (4, 3); Baseball (4, 3); Indoor Track (4, 3); Track (3), Ring Committee, Chairman; Honor Committee; General Committee; Choir (4, 3); Machine Gun Marksman; Rifle Marksman. (loJ). t Jlo-iyUi WaofLuoAd " WOODIE " Tulsa, Oklahoma 1st District, Oklahoma Woodie entered West Point after graduating from Tulsa High. He has neither excelled nor failed in aca- demics. Hard work on the wrestling mat has increased his physical efficiency and reduced his physical ro- tundity. Extensive reading has given him a liberal view of life and an expert ability in judging character. He has always been able to make any-one laugh any- where, any time. He worked hard to attain his goal, crashing through all obstacles. His ability to speak fluently, his vivid imagination, his keen judgment and his open mind will carrv him far. Company A-2; Wrestling (4); Squash Ladder; Weight Lifting Club. 382 MSB £»I HDish(l,Gioi)i) ■:; tic line : diss ring, " ■iiistmm . • Point anii -iTiicstrtas ■ ic Corps. ■. twii«i iA " FAY " Brownsville, Texas Senatorial, Oklahoma Whenever there was a rat-race in session you would invariably find Fay in the middle and usually find that he was the instigator. This typical Texan had the very pleasant habit of being the official ray of sunshine for the room for three years. Wherever you found him you usually found him laughing. He was a topnotch tumbler on the gym team and rated almost as high in consistently dragging pro. Fay showed the qualities af leadership which will send him far in this Army. Company G-1 ; Corporal (3); Captain (1); Battalion Commander,- Gymnastics (4, 3, 1 ); Minor A; Fishing Club; Camera Club; Cheer- leader (1); Rifle Expert. o4.efiU £cU d WaaUe4f " DYNAMITE " Inlerlaken, N. J. 3rd District, New Jersey . fter plchc year Laird picked himself up, collected his scattered faculties and prepared himself to meet the rigors of uppcrclass life. With a tremendous ca- pacity for worrying about academics, he struggled along managing to maintain a comfortable proficienc} ' in the upper half of his class. The prime disappoint- ment of his cadet career was the unkindly eye fate and boxing laid on his trips away from West Point. Plebe year, an eye injury hospitalized him just in time to miss a choir trip and yearling year he broke his jaw the day before Christmas leave. Company H-1 ; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1); Choir (4, 3, 1); Boxing (4,3,1). " MOB " Logan, Utah Senatorial, Utah He was an excellent student, a sturdy gymnast, a loyal friend, and a responsible leader. His real love was music, clearly demonstrated by his active participa- tion in the band, the Chapel choir, and Hundredth Night Shows. His regard for discipline earned him the respect of underclassmen while his companionable spirit and generosity gained friends wherever he went. On maneuvers or in barracks, Moe ' s soldierly bearing and responsible obedience marked him as a military man with a future. He will give the Army what it needs in an officer. Company FH-1 ; Corporal (3); Captain (1 ),■ Gymnastics (4); Choir (4, 3, 1); 100th Night Show (3, 1); Dance Band; Rifle Marksman. 383 11 ir I v- " JACK " Bayonne, N. J. 1 3th District, New Jersey When Jack stored his drums and caught the train for West Point, he was slow, easy-going, and full of confi- dence. Neither Beast Barracks nor the long months that followed have changed him. His love for music, the sack, and his many pro drags, earned for him a great reputation and many friends. Jack went about his work in a quiet conscientious manner that pulled hini through his academics with great success. We know that his deliberate and matter of fact pursuance of duty will make Jack a great success. Company D-2; Corporal (3); Football (4); Pointer (4, 3, 1), Rifle Marksman. Q o- f,e ( diaa d tf,att, . " WOODy " Oklahoma City, Okla. 5th District, Okla. Boomer-Sooner extraordinar} ' and sponsorer of deluxe after-taps boodle fights, Woody ' s ability to see the sunny side of everything made the depressing gloom period of plebe year livable. Though a hive to the bitter end, he was rather slightly inclined to academ- ics, while possessed with an insatiable curiosity abovit everything. His opinions on world affairs and the Yankees in the American League were well known. With a warm, likeable personality for a weapon. Woody made his wav into the hearts of everyone about him. Company B-2; Sergeant (1); Orchestra (4); Machine Gun Marksman,- RiFle Marksman Au-ltin jo.i,eft,k yeA,klf j . I 384 H ' v a Hed. (loM-e t ellen, " DIAMOND JIM " Mount Joy, Pa. 10th District, Pa. From the best farming land in the nation canie Dia- mond Jim. A firm believer in sports, his versatility was brought home to his opponents on many a Sun- day moraing. From soccer he derived his greatest pleasure. A potential star man, Jim just never wanted to study, but would curl up in bed, with or without a book. There was never a job he could not or would lUOt do, be it helping a drag-ridden classmate with a guard tour, or showing a plebe the intricacies of the system. Company A-2,- Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1 ); Soccer (4, 3, 1); Minor A (3, 1); Numerals; Concert Orchestra (4, 3); Rifle Marksman. •:s: . RaAe it aAA.eA. eidne " ZEICROT " Washington, D. C. 1 st District, Pennsylvania With his great determination an l ;ittcntivencss to detail, Zeicrot had no trouble with academics. Verv methodical and thorough in his studies, he liked to argue and was very assertive. Moreover, with his deep love for the Army, and military life, he took great pride in being spoony. Never quite satisfied with anything and constantly seeking perfection, he was well-known for his amusing dissertations on cadet life. Always one to be counted upon in a moment of need, Zeicrot has shown his ability to meet the tests of the world. Company E-1 ; Sergeant (1), Polo (4, 3); Chess Club; Ski Club; Machine Gunner, 2nd Class; Rifle Marksman. illia n uae e ao-n. Bloomington, Illinois 17th District, Illinois Being one of the few cadets who had and managed to keep the girl back home, Bill had little desire for dragging. Although he always kept an arms length from the Academic Board, his frequent skirmishes might lend the name Stormy Weather to his quest for knowledge. Bill played a hard and driving game of soccer and also was on the Company H2 basketball teams. Although not a brain, he has good judgment and intelligent reasoning. His cheery disposition and contagious laugh were a constant help over the West Point rocky-way. Here ' s wishing you success and luck in Army life. Company H-2; Corporal (3); Lieutenant (1 ); Soccer (3, 1); Ring Committee. 385 ganoid McMitt 7Un.u 19 - 1944 V, ' m VeA,H.o.t Cdiui i cMa Uan, i i-x- 1944 -»= 19 3 - 1944 Caffey Protsman Woods McNaughton ' 7 IRieHD[ I I The four " big wheels " that occupied the master suite of the 8.5 division had a lot more to do than watch the Corps pass by in review or look spoony for the GAP during those bandbox Si ' s, and being a wheel carried with it other soirees than just supporting that extra ten pounds of gold braid. Bob Woods, the First Cap- tain, was directly responsible to Cadet Headquarters for the general condition, morale, and attitude of the Corps; Fourth Class Customs rested in his hands, as well as control of the Mess Hall. Lochlin Caffey spent most of his time making out guard rosters, rewriting orders to be published in the Mess Hall, or answering telephone calls from S-1. The Training Officer, Ward Protsman, worked in close conjunction with CHQ ' s S-3 to unscramble the maze of poopsheets for parades, reviews, football trips, and special formations so that the key men would be able to get the " big picture, " while Dean " Supply " McNaughton was responsible for anything and everything that the Cadet Supply Room or the office of S-4 could think up, issue, or charge against our accounts. II. 388 J, Si I I mi t fr% T fc V -JfcV, ■« V %- 7 e Coio i. Moore, Braucher, Brunson, Harton. Palteison, Tonsue, WolF, Smith, G. F., Perry, W. O., Whitcraft, Minckler, Berger. 389 i: f[- InAi Ile f4, ne4 t The First Regimental Staff ' team of Clair Whitney, Pat Powers, Wally Wittwer, and Jim Rasmussen could be recognized at parades and reviews as the " Flanker Staff " for obvious reasons. In addition to functioning at ceremonies, the staff was charged with helping their counterparts on the Brigade rabble. Whitney held down the noise of his half of the Mess Hall efl ectively, despite the best efforts of the football " A " squad. Pat Powers was the perpetrator of the Plebe writs and supplied the low voice on the mike in Caffey ' s absence. Wittwer had full-time task in helping two " star men, " who were also training officers, to decipher the latest poop sheets, while Jim Rasmussen would once a week cheerily ask Brigade S-4 for the latest damage reports. The taller of the Batt staff ' s was headed by Martin Brewer, who had George Gar- man and Dick Johnson trailing along behind at the two-pace distance as Batt Adju- tant and Supply Officer, respectively, while the second Batt staff consisted of the firm of Fay Worthington, Henry Warren, and Barney Broughton. The commanders were responsible to Whitney, the adjutants made formations and took reports three times a day, while the Supply sections were charged with the issuance, care, maintenance, and disposition of the Batt ' s bobsleds. Wittwer Whitney I I «■ i iii. ioMaUfu i Johnson, R. H. Secjo- td liaitcUio " Wa Broushton Worthington i mmm BR»1 «» ' ' ' ' »- ' " »ft ' " ' W- iA,d,t Clou. Isl Row — Boberg, Campbell, ShaFfner, Christenbcrry, Garman, Cow 2nd Row— Knolle, Whitcraft, Bacon, Fyc, Clarkson • 3rd Row— Stetekluh, Hero, Rivets, Brunson, Hutcheson • 4th Row— Clark, Wood, Dexter, Wilcox • 5th Row — Gardiner, Greer, Mackln- non, Preston, Josey, Stone. Isl Row— Shoaff, Parrish, Kothrade, Hin- man, Huseby, Callahan • 2nd Row — Smith, Thayer, Mason, GoFf, Johnson, Munson • 3rd Row — Yerks, Arm- strong, Johnsrud, Hartline, Manlove, Jarrell • 4th Row— Jackson, DeKay, Pratt, Bow en • 5th Row— Portman, Hurley, Webster, Arnold, Partridge, McNiel. i I N the minds of the femmes who catch the last bus on Sun- i day night, loaded with " free-fall " blankets and oranges — in the ringing ears of the hapless plebe who tries to execute the defile between W. A. B. and South Area — in the singeing thoughts of the B-Co. C. C. Q. as he shakes off the effects of a well-placed water bag — we find living testimonial to the exist- ence of A-1 Co. To sav that we started in Julv ' 42 would be like saying that we were the first to hide laundry in the cubby hole in the 39th Division sinks — no, when Cadet MacArthur commanded West Point from the 8 2; when Cadet Honnen was learning hate for all flankers, when Cadet Lee was the wonder boy of the Tactics class, Ayco was progressively laying in its supplv of traditions and dusty lore. But we have added our share: the original Siberia and its water and bread — and water; the daily struggles over the Maj, Lee, Cdt. Capt. Josey 392 m ? ' ' K ■;AHi.. ■ ' i Row- ■ " Joliiion, ' ' • ' «, Am. ' - Msniove ' : " DeKi,| ■ " " f lltHitl, i H T t r ii fi ' rffii ,rtt lb OVfT Sixth bowl of hixKColi; Saturday evening " general prin- ciple " formations with their moral-buiklini; after- maths; the beginning and ending of the tradition of recognition of the departing Air Cadets — the Campaign in the 42nd; Popolo and its moonlight swims, Air Corps dress caps, and our A-2 mascot; the Operations Room and its clandestine meetings and anti- Yearling plots; Yearling lectures on discipline and " First Class rest " ; the company Bob Hopes who turn a five minute company meeting into a twenty minute soiree. In adding these episodes and more perhaps w-e ' ve given Major Lee another grey hair; maybe we ' ve added another heavy link to the clanking chains of the ghosts of the 42nd, but more important, we ' ve added richness that has counterbalanced the barrenness of some ntemorics. In final appraisal we can ' t really define the one thing tliat makes Ayco an entity. We ' ve never boasted of Ic.iding the Corps to P-rades — that was taken for granted; no one compiles arm-length lists of A Co. ' s sports personalities — they are tradition. Our Navy and N. D. poopsheets were always censored in ten min- utes, the " great big saw, " never did move nearer and nearer. But as the memories will live we have lived serenely and quietly — upstairs in Grant Hall. 7 ClaM 1st Row — [Hamilton, Johnson, Wood, McGarily, Channon, Kinney, Tliomp- son, Evans, Benefield, Moore • 2nd Row — Holub, Owen, Crizer, Memmin- ger. Dresser, Lamb, Boyd, Benti, Bolz • 3rd Row — Watson, Stapleton, Mattox, Pitts, Kelley, Gavin, Reed, Williams, Elder, L. L., Hunt • 4th Row— Kelso, Jacula, Sadler, Perry, Gay, Freeh, Thom- as, Harris, Dodd • 5th Row — Saunders, Fitzgerald, Wilcox, Hagan, Elder, J. M., Yancey, Pohl, Conant. l i :t ' ' p ' Row — Ehrlich, Anderson, Tebo, :n. Stein, Claike, Chiistensen, Pin- kerlon. Hoover, Goldsborough • 2nd Row— O ' Brien, Foldberg, Dicker, Rob- ertson, Chitty, Kavanagh, Caldwell, Dav- is, Hartnell • 3rd Row — Jones, Hirsch- field, Drury, Tatum, Gerrity, Hightower, Weaver, Monahan, Kerth, Randall • 4th Row — Nccb, Tyree, Paules, Sunder, McEnery, Scott, Elliot, Kinevan, Oppen- born • 5th Row — Leech, Harper, de- Treville, Maloney, Van Fleet, Kain, Plepenbrink. ' Vut Glaiyi 1st Row Fagg, Baker, Groves, McGlynn, Hcrron, Harrington, Catron, Broughton • 2nd Row — Argo, Hesse, ess, Catts • 3rd Row — Atkins, Fos- ter, Klabouch, McNaughton, Kristofer- son • 4lh Row — Holcombe, Ledford, Ferguson, Longino, Jones, Heard, Hay- den, Breene, Gilland. 1st Row— Pauly, Perry: Woods, R. E., Cummings, Slites, Trotti, Pitier • 2nd Row — Napier, Price, Stick, Wohlford, Patterson • 3rd Row — Denz, Gleason, Wallsten, Drake • 4th Row — Powers, Swartz, Ugis, Fox • 5th Row — Senger, Rochefort, Wolfe, Galligan, Weaver, Bealmear, Davis. W I ETWEEN the flankers in A-1 and the runts in C-1 lie 8 four divisions in South Area. In these four divisions lives B-1 Company, a truly fabulous organization — ask anyone in B-Co. Over the last year it ' s been noised around that we ' ve been misnamed and that " Beaver-One " would be far more ap- propriate. But we retain that easy-going, natural aloofness from the pathetic eagerness of the wee men of the Corps. It ' s true that we ' re given to erecting mammoth displays on the stoops of barracks during the Football Season, but we were the first to branch out from the old bedsheet-with-a-girl-on-it- gag- We were the first men from B-Co. to go to the yearling dead- beat at Popolopen : it was there that personalities began to emerge from uniforms of grey. The Air Cadets couldn ' t forget laughing at the glum faces of the rest when thev left last April. Maj. Marsh, Cdl. Capt. Denz 394 ' ■ ' Ml, ■ " • U " ollllcd, " ■ Giaion, ■—5(158 Neither could the i rouml cadets lose the memory of the training trips. It ' s been a good three years together. Major Marsh, the Swamp when he ain ' t around, came from the sn aller units to a truly flanker outfit, but he ' s right in there among us. It ' s sort of satisfying to never get quilled for spots on visor. That doesn ' t mean he isn ' t interested in building our character. In our infrequent company meetings he always emphasizes the character-building qualities of the soirees. This done with a definite twinkle in his eye. Beco is just naturally athletically inclined. Mavbe that ' s where we ' re difTerent from other companies. We ' ve won the Banker ' s trophy for two years straight, and we ' ve had it more than any other company. Usu- ally you ' ll see the Swamp standing out there on the side-lines watching, taking it all in — to tell the other tacs about the company he ' s got. There are few stars in the company, but the Corps Squad lists are full of B-Co. men. We ' re proud of our boys on the staff, and were just as proud of the bucks in company barracks, too. For, they all have what we like, that rather elusive quality that makes them real B-1 Co. men. We ' ve lived three good years — together inB-1. i V W (SlaU 1st Row — Shaw, Hoefling, Fuller, An- derson, Bowers, Henry, Hickey, LaMar, Day, Griffin • 2nd Row— Butler, Shadle, Case, Papajohn, Morgan, Pierowich, BartholF, Van Auken, Calogeras • 3rd Row — Mendenhall, Hopkins, Ahlers, SaFford, Hutchison, Simpkins, Cound, Love, Hamilton, Dillon • 4th Row — Mahoney, Castle, Barrett, Blaiey, Hi Arnold, Dosh, Talbot, Doran • 5th Row — Rose, Kline, Jones, Koch, Min- nich, Coolidge, Wiedman, Williamson, Lewis • 6th Row — Lawson, Tully, Nance, Paden, De Long, Jacobsen, Grucnther. 1st Row — Faith, Tavzel, Lewando, Ray, Kelsey, Haas, Lerohl, Young, Thomas, Hatch • 2nd Row— Hoge, Moore, McMurray, Bahensky, Muehlenweg, Por- ter, Lawton, Ross, Wadsworth • 3rd Row— Keck, Jacoby, King, Wellborn, Clark, Smith, Silver, Wright, Delia Chiesa, Bertram • 4th Row— Vockel, McClaf- fin, Pomeroy, Biles, Garrison, Haldane, Selig, Hails, Thevenet • 5th Row — Berry, Colley, Wojciehoski, Ryan. i1i,t Glai-i. 1 si Row — Braun, Rutledge, Gandy, Par- ker, Buth, Herbert, Scott, Boyd, Moore, HoFfman • 2nd Row — Crowe, Cun- ningham, Hippert, Fitzpatrick, Glunz, Boettcher, Bruckner • 3rd Row — Hausc, Brewer, Bohn, Adkisson, Dinge- man • 4th Row — Adams, Davis, Carter 5th Row — Casllen, Gilbert, Chamber- ain. Combs, Howe, Fox. 1st Row — Knudsen, Ives, Reese, Nelson, Nichols, Riley, Pratt, Molnar • 2nd Row — McCunniff, Steinhagen, King, Mo- ran • 3rd Row — Jagiello, Morris, McCance, Maynard, Withey • 4th Row— Williams, Sibert, Slough • 5fh Row — Waring, Whillington, Reints, Tobias, LaBoon. Lt. Col. Pavick, Cdt. Capt. McCunniFf yND the clock in South Area stands vigilant, upright 1 symbol of devotion to the god, Tempus Fugit. Day on day the timepiece runs its cycle marking by minute jerks the regular existence. . . . . . and in the sixth hour, sleep-s ' wollen faces on the west side of South stand not so vigilant, not so upright, marking by men the C-1 Company place . . . ... in the eighth hour, the doors of the thirty-second and thirty-third and the thirty-fourth — yes, and the thirty-fifth — the doors spew out ebulient streams of men Tenth Avenue bound, marking by slide-rule, by varicolored textbook a C-1 Company representation from the section named " hive " to the one called " goat " . . . . . . and in the tenth hour, olive drab runs its daily course of pencil forever scribbling the terse little notes which go through the mill, come out neatlv tvped, annotated . . . 396 gl 2d ■ " ■- , Cm. ?; Gill!, ... at the twelfth liour, In ' lite .iiid li - tlruin, C-1 Company, one of the sixteen, treads the wide stone steps and is swallowed into the place called Washing- ton Hall. The grey of C-1 dress coats blends into the common whole . . . . . . and so it goes, the cyclic life. In the afternoon the second hour gives place to the fourth when the long black shadow of the west of South engulfs the pedes- taled clock. And the tactics are finished and the Corps Squads come home and the afternoon mail truck stands by the door of C-1 Company, a touch with the outside world through the expediency of a pink or a blue scented envelope . . . . . . and in the seventh hour, windows shine tluore- scentlv . . . ... at the twelfth hour, the area guard echoes lonely in the deep breath quietness. A yellow light shines at the end of a dark hall where some soul studies by rote . . . . . . and in the sixth hour, sleep-swollen faces . . . To say that C-1 Company is apart from the rest is far from true. But men thrown together bv sizing for- mations do find a friendship which manifests in later years a warmer handshake, a warmer hello, a " do vou remember when? " because after all, thev lived the cyclic life together. . . . and on the thousandth-odd day, when one class mounts the ramp, another class fills the empty places . . . . . . the clock forever circling, Tempus Fugit . . . ti d Gl Ul 1st Row — McCoy, Bellis, Home, Silides, Lembeck, Baumgartner, Heiberg, Barth, Land, Ellis ' 2ndRow— Orth, Rheault, Sharkoff, Williams, R. M., Tucker, McNabb, McMillan, Kelley, Jones, J. T. • 3rd Row— Thomas, LaMar, Allen, Hirschfield, Bowie, Ashton, Walker, Weber, Houseworth, Kuna • 4th Row — Wiss, Beyer, Jones, G. M., White, Deatrick, Anderson, Traber, McPhee, Parker • 5th Row — Lochrie, Mallory, Strudwick, Woods, Pennington, Albert, Loome, MacWilliams, Joy, Schmitt • 6th Row— Knight, Whitener, Smith, Williams, B. B. • Not Pictured— Jaco, Pape, Walker, J. M. t: . . 0. J .f? ' L sJkr: wi- ii4f Ji ' -1X %r:. 1st Row — Dunham, Stasiak, Klett, Jones, L. R., Brandenburg, McClelland, Jones, J. L., Johnson, Frost, McGee • 2nd Row — Gardner, Olszewski, Seguin, Gav- er. Nelson, Hall, Babbitt, Fahs, McSpad- den • 3rd Row — Reckmeyer, Lowry, Sykes, Coleman, Carpenter, Landis,0 ' Con- nell, Anderson • 4th Row — Stevens, Kennedy, Cottongim, Schuder, Griffith. 397 I ■■■ ifii,t Ctali, 1st Row— Davies, Jones, Fowler, Bart- ron, Fingar, Fischer, Hall • 2nd Row — Fee, Mollis, Carley, Barber • 3rd Row — Eckstrom, Gage, Duvall • 4th Row — Blessley, Jernigan, Hodges 5th Row — Johnson • 6th Row — Holtie, Cold- ren, Carnes, Eyster, Gasior, Hurdis, Brenneman. 1st Row — Perry, Schneckloth • 2nd Row — McDonough, Macintire, Rattan, St. Onge, Nickols, Schroeder • 3rd Row — O ' Brien, Rinearson, Stewart • 4th Row — Oppenheimer, Winthrop, My- ron, Mahan, Wittwer • 5th Row — Spiegel, Waddington, Slack, Noble, Linton. I n rLL Right, Sir? " All Right, Sir, all right, sir, all right, . . the last tones of taps echoed with the fading jingle of voices, and another day was done. Then from dark- ened doors emerged two figures, another, and still more, to converge in the brightness of a room with well blanketed win- dows. With this array of shining faces and nondescript, non- reg uniforms came a dozen mysterious packages, some covered with dust from m.any days of concealm.enr. A boodle fight? And how — cookies, cheeses, fruits, candies, popcorn, marsh- mallows — everything! Even the plebes came, properly adorned with slippers and B-robes, their chins at half-mast, slightly ill at ease in this unaccustomed familiarity with theupperclassmen. Sprawled every vhere, soon turning the hosts " room into a shambles, the gathering ran over the hottest sinkoids again, then the latest tales. Invariably one of the dumbjohns was asked for a grind, and invariably he told the same one he told Maj. Devlin, Lt. Col. Taylor, Cdt. Capt. Bartron • . « 398 g «■ ■ VF( . at the last three P-radcs. hivariahh ' cvcr -onc crammed his chin in. Many times occasions such as this brought to the light a. birthday, or the recent passing of that milestone, and a hearty round of greetings passed, followed more often than not by a hearty trip to the sinks where the struggling birthdayite was heartily doused in a cold shower. The noise and the fun grew louder till subdivers peered fearfully into the area when Fore for the OC! cut the air in the hall like bullets, and in so many seconds the shivering souls were all in their sacks. Practiced possum players were thc " . This was D-1. No, the men in die 17tli and 18th Divs, or the deluxe annex in South Area ' s 31st, didn ' t exist front boodle fight to boodle fight. They were like any other cadets, and any other company. They jumped through all the hoops, woke up, shaved, ate, bucked, went D, studied, went Pro, ate, went D, went gymning, studied, ate, studied, sacked up . . . all to the unholy, unceasing, and confoundedly regular clatter of the bells, the bugles, and the drums. We won awards, we lost them, we had some stellar hives, we had some miserably goaty goats, we were happy, we were bitter . . . we were D-1. 7 4 ClaU Isl Row — Richards, Shaw, Leve, Buck- ingham, Clements, Conger, Messmore, Bennett, Bocher, Carter • 2nd Row — Beasley, Wallace, Frankland, Poytress, Tiotter, Moriarty, Byrne, Dettrey, An- drews • 3rd Row — Beckner, Fischer, Gosling, Lyman, Allen, Cassidy, Lamp, Miley, Lane, Ash • 4th Row — Blow, March, Bonner, O ' Connor, Martin, Hur- ley, Garrett, Ghrist, Breedlove • 5th Row — Majeroni, Ramsey, Wayne, Wit- rick, Futrell, Stockdale, McKay, L_ little, Schug, Simpson • 6th Row — ■ Pepe, Walker, Inskeep, Storm, Ball. auA,tk GiciA4, 1 st Row — Bentley , Lemberes, Naill, Van Arsdall, Banks, Learmonth, FHudgins, Gainey, Huey, Terrien • 2nd Row — Maple, Haig, Bertoni, Howe, Bleiman, Ruggieri, Dildy, Irwin, Pompan • 3rd Row — Horn, Reiniger, Hutchinson, Ford, Lynn, Barenborg, Hubbard, Betley • 4th Row— Rudd, Paul, Bettis, McCul- lough, Prescott, Hatch, Richardson • 5th Row — Baer, Newcomb, Hooker, Rosencrans • Not Included — Roca, Shafton, Williams, Force, French, Gero- metta, Gregorie, Guice, Hill, Leitner, Shively. 1 r ! ■ f| i t Gldyii, 1st Row (standing) — Nelson, Schibilsky, (seated) — Rupert, Warren, Stewart, Mun- yon, McPeek, (Standing) — Wallace, Protsman • 2nd Row — Maiston, Pine, Wood, Monow, Walker • 3rd Row — Wichlep, Wayne, McMurray • 4th Row — Luti, Wolfe, Polak, Musgrave, Morris, Zeidner, Wildman, Loudermilch. 1st Row (Standing) — James, Hughes, (Seated) — Lockard, Lee, Drake, Carrion, (Standing) — Lane, Holcomb • 2nd Row — Adams, Bond, GustaFson, Long • 3rd Row — Geer, Baldwin, Fuqua, Hastie • 4th Row — Holway, Hussey, Estill • 5th Row— Hoge, Kane, Dowd, Brockles, Kusewitt, Holland, de Guardia. I J7lANKERS of a Runt Battalion, the chosen wards of WPW, M inmates of the most hallowed halls of Central Barracks; we were these and many other things . . . " When I was a Plebe . . ., " the beginning of it all, recalls for most of us the exacting guidance of Messrs. Bogan, Brooks and Enos. Some- how we came to know the ways of the USMay Tacs and under their tutelage the year came to its happy June end; then that first happy furlough, with a carefree Yearling summer at Popolopen. " Turn out the clock light! " and the songs we sang and the frequent picnics we had are perhaps the outstanding memories of Yearling summer; but shadowing them are unnumbered in- tangible recollections of experiences that we shared and enjoved. Living all together, it was during this summer that we grew to know each other, during this summer that we became a class and a unit. Back in barracks we were conscious of our upper- Lt. Col. Wansboro, Cdt. Capt. Baldwin 400 Mgjsij,, class status, lending our bit to the system, and acquir- ing a further understanding of the Wansboro Form I Formula, a sure-fire method for fine " character build- ing. ' ' The year was marked by Intramural Corps cham- pionships in football and cross-country, a plentitude of slugs, and an unparalleled Air Corps record. Then it was June, we sped through a full summer of trips and training; and finally Air and Ground were rejoined, we greeted the Yearlings and growled at the Plebes, E-1 had again become an entity. A memorable picnic and Ring Weekend started the year, and in the months that followed we found solace and satisfaction in being the First Estate. Wc sang on the stoops after supper, we dragged together, wc l.iughed and argued and lived together; and there was li.irmonv in our ranks and pride in our contributions to the Corps. The years have taken their toll from our roster, but they have wrought the fellowship and the memories that we take with us; and what wc leave behind thcv have wrought, too — E-1, a company, one of sixteen, the best of sixteen. May the Yearlings and Plebes and classes to come leave it as we do — in good hands, eminent in its past, assured of its future. 7I4W Cladd. 1st Row — Agnor, Mackenzie, Kamaras Seeber, Duncan, Anderson, Paschall McKinney, Ulrich, Adams • 2nd Row — Bowley, Porter, Giiet, Winfiee, Fink Kiser, Barker, Badger, Robinson • 3rd Row— DuBois, Markle, McCue, Clifford Lobdell, Miller, L., Janis, Gray, Elsa esser, Hilovsky • 4tfi Row — Bowman Munkres, Jordan, Conor, Carr, Hanson Adair, Becker, Torgerson • 5th Row — Haisley, Weber, Plank, Miller, G. L. Brunson, Spellman, Schoen, Green, Park McDougal • 6th Row— Birdsall, Gil lespie, Simpson, Landis, Serotta, Bailey Daye. 1st Row — Cooper, Meyer, Reynolds, Cretella, Smith, Di Loreto, Pressman, Sar- gent, Conover, Montague • 2nd Row — Holliday, Weber, Perry, Tibbetts, Kremser, Noce, Becker, Stewart, Snyder • 3rd Row — Neef, Beinke, Dougherty, Deehan, Van Home, Cosgrove, Cook, Hardison, Ruddy, Schless • 4th Row— Bielicki, Jones, Creed, Mahlum, Biggs, MacLaren, Whitehead, Edington, Waller • 5th Row — Hamilton, Dent, Garra- brants. Murphy. 4A,U Cl Ui. 1st Row — Ochs, Truxes, Reierson, Mar- tin, Patchcll, Parker, Boehm • 2ncl Row— Prentiss, Brett, Roth • 3rd Row — Granik, Ryan, Tansey, McLendon • 4th Row — Wheaton, Burton, Broughton • 5th Row— Hynds, Childs, Cobb • 6th Row — Stuart, Ludlow, Collins, Trefz, Shelter, Erienkotter, Wallace, Thomas. 1st Row — Martin, Murphy, Deacon, Melanson, Raymond, Chesney, Findlay, Drake • 2nd Row— Elkey, Macur, Flum • 3rd Row — Field, Foley, Hous- Maris • 4th Row — Eneboe, Bail- ey, Hill, Cross, Myers • 5th Row — Kimbrough, Cookman, Graham, Lozano, Holden. I X OETS compare their loves to summer days, and politicians f compare platforms, and Middies compare notes, but to what can one compare Company F-1? The answer is not forth- coming, for to F-1 there is no parallel. But do not infer from that, that we met at infinity. In actuality we met in the sixth division almost every night. Company F-1, although faithfully and proudly an integral unit of the Corps, yet is an entity unto itself. The one word most closely epitomizing the spirit of F-1 is blithe sameness (not a euphemism for indifference). With this spirit of blithesomeness goes a concomitant love of freedom, and hence it may be said that Company F-1 is much more democratic than most dictator- ships. However, the denizens of F-1 are not irresponsible raga- muffins; they usually keep regular hours, and most of them are out of bed every morning at six o ' clock sharp and back in it at Lt. Col. Lycan, Cdt. Capt. Elkey 402 iM, ' " ' « " , Mir. Ltfe . M. ■? ' n ■ 5tk|io_ six-one sharp. Very few stir from their rooms after dark; in fact, very few stir before dark. F-1 company was organized in the Fall of 1942 and early demonstrated characteristics of fortitude, bravery, and tenacity. Thus, in the sanguinary campaigns of Lcraysville and Strickland Corners, F-1 conducted it- self with exemplary valor and distinction. Latest sta- tistics s how that F-1 shot more blanks than any other unit in history. Buy bonds. Could Walt Whitman catalog these eulogies, his lyric enumerations would start with podunks from whence these redblooded men have come: " Milwaukee, Chattanooga, Chicago, Zebulon, Silver City (pause for refreshment), Fostoria, Paris, Kokon o. " And occu- pations prior to entry into the Bastille: " Beanies, Sully ' s, Beanies. " Then, how he would relish listing those -nicknames: " Barnyard, Cookie, Kochenlocker, Demo, Sack, Blue Flame, T-Willie, Two-gun, Ace, Fat Jack, Blackjack, Mad Mac, Mo, Butch, Granik. " Looking over this ponderous partial-list, one can but think that this is indeed a cross section of America. F-1, our best to you; and when in aftertimc the dusty 4-7 inclusive division halls mould in slow decay, perhaps those empty walls will muffle, but not deeply- silcnce, the hushed echoes from the sinister tread of 1945 subdivision inspectors: Giants were in F-1 in those days, and they all matched on seconds. ' 7 u i CUu 1st Row — Temple, Weinstein, Crevelins Harper, McBryde, Pleuss, Lester, Burns Cronkhite, Wieringa • 2nd Row — Ing- ham, Upland, Brown, Wagoner, Brooks Hallgren, Buckley, Johnson, Hughes ' 3rd Row — Lange, Lynch, Flaherty, Levy Murphy, Gutting, Cahill, Whittington Felices, Cassidy • 4th Row — Title, Sandoval, Vaci, Frazer, Cowey Morris, R. F., Gilham, Culpepper • 5th Row— Hobson, Baisley, Merritt, Wil liams, Alfano, Kellogg, Warren, Al bright, Kaliff, O ' Neill • 6th Row- Green, Lenzer, Krause, Sherman, Mor ris, J. W., Babcock, Stratis, Jackson ' ' V t i t 4 T v I yT y7 1 1st Row — Heiser, Beiry, Boyd, Bartley, Coghill, Short, Wanamaker, Barber, Du- quemin, Williamson • 2nd Row — Hy- man, Treadaway, Kock, Kelly, McBealh, Bratton, Hoffman, McGinness, Hendricks • 3rd Row — Egger, Bounds, Hayes, Knipe, Byers, Lyon, Halligan, Marshall • 4th Row — Johnson. Smith. 4A,lt QloAi. 1st Row — McFadden, Higsins, Manitsas, Gerald, Byrd, Heyman, Jetl • 2nd Row — Knight, Ringler, King, Worlhing- ton • 3rd Row— Root, J. T,, Myers • 4th Row — Cervalli, Froede, Scurr, Fcnn • 5th Row — Cavanna, Van Houten, Sul- livan, Curtis, Byron • 6th Row — Jack- son, Humphreys, Crary, Sawyer, Shaw, Amos. 1st Row— McCadden, Wilcox, Bauer, Spear, Gingras, Crane, Robinson, Wake- field • 2nd Row— Root, W. H., Van- devanter, Gudgel, Gilmore • 3rd Row — Neal, Adier, WiMiams, Mueller, Beezley, Clark • 4th Row— Goeth, Flint, Price, Nash, Thompson, Ridenour, Rehm, Rueler. V " AST is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall C meet. " That may have been true enough for Kipling; but of course, he never had G-1 Company in mind. Thrown together entirely on a basis of height above ground level, this group of men, hailing from every section of the country — from Maine to New Mexico, from Washington State to Florida, from Michigan to Mississippi, from Hawaii to D. C, from Dayton to Dallas, from Alaska to Panama — underwent a tremendous transformation and in a very short length of time molded them- selves into an " All American Company. " Although many others underwent similar transplanting processes no group can boast of having done it more completely or of having reached a more harmonious medium. It may be said, further that this fraternal association has not been hampered by the diversity of ideas, talents, backgrounds, or ambitions present within the company. " A " squad men, first section hives, and tactically Maj. Smith, Cdt. Capt. Root 404 ■ ' ' Miniisji ■ ■■; ' 4, ' high r.iiikcrs ni.ix congcniall ' with the less fortunate in the true spirit of Denny Havens. Within the hallow- ed walls of G Co. ' s Central Area " apartments, " we live as one big family; and rank has no distinction, much less any protection when one of the rat-races, that are so prevalent in this company, develops. G-1 Company is living proof of the powers of the " little " man; and throughout the year — every year — these men can be seen improving their abilities through the medium of the intra-company contests that have be- come a tradition to the wearers of the grey residing in the 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th Divisions. The " runt spunk " has carried G (for g-nomc) Company to the many laurels and in all cases to higher planes of achieve- ment than those with more active thyroid glands ever dreamed. (A standard piece of quill in G C ompany is " dust on the Commandant ' s Cup. " ) This love of the competitive spirit has even entered the lighter side of these cadets ' lives, making itself felt on the hop floor and on Flirty. Material things may come and go, but the sincere friendships that have been developed in G-1 Company will remain and continue to grow, forming a beautiful nucleus for later associations. 7 Utd Qlali. Il .i_».riKtinillS " ' 1st Row— GriFfith, Carlisle, Dorman, Col- lins, Speake, Hacke, Chase, Persons Kimball, Boake • 2nd Row — Gaines Giia, Toole, Gait, McDonough, Castle Berry, Lynch, Cohen • 3rd Row — Con- in, Jungerheld, Wright, Tixier, deMoya Strain, HHirschberg, Grisham, Studer, Ha • 4th Row— Pomerantz, Flather, Wil- liams, Barnett, Knight, Steele, Bowen Quantz, Trimble • 5th Row— Whit- field, Lepski, Hamilton, Watkins, Mar- tin, Lusk, Wheat, Rush, Rodenberry Sterling • 6th Row — Bodie, Burgess Floyd, Pendergrass, Leininger, Richards Van Sickle, Caterinella. 1st Row — Pearce, Anderson, Beuhler, Bayer, Ryan, Withers, Rosen, Nichols, Sykes, Edwards • 2nd Row — Schlot- terbeck. Fry, Fraser, Weaver, Egbert, khart, Brannon, Olson, Alfonso • 3rd Row— Carlisle, Whitfield, Pabst, Hardwick, Nelson, Sullivan, Hoffman, Eakins, Heironimus, Wilhide • 4th Row — Gossett, Henry, Munford, Mac- Cartney, Draper, Weber, LaPointe, Ger- ety, Haugcn. 405 i U.t Gla,i,i. 1st Row— Daily, Blesse, Fink, Black, Gross • 2nd Row — Adair, Childress, Hegcnbcrgcr • 3rd Row — Christian- sen, Blum, Hanson • 4lh Row— All Alfonte, Carbonell, Clark • 5th Row- Edwards, Hadzima, Adams, Attingcr • 6th Row— Churchill, Cherry, Hankel, Horan, Dworshak, Fitzpatrick, — Starr, Moran, Morrison, My- 2nd Row — Treester, Kuntz, McCarron, Marks, Parr, Lish, • 3rd Row — Wooley, Rogers, • 4th Row — Salter, Townsend, • 5th Row— O ' DonncI, Roffe, Pugh, Kohler, Westeivelt, Thompson, Tongue, Saucr. % " ThE mightv runts! As JitFerentiated from the Jw.irfeJ A-2 rabble in the " other half, " H-1 was built of the " little men " of the Corps. It used to amuse the flankers to see the runts scurrying here and there, but t?hat was characteristic of H Co. " Runt energy " they called it, and because of it, H-1 had its fingers in nearly every sport and activity at the Academy. Habitually busv! Its drill roll carried the names of Corps Squad captains, staff members, editors, star men, goats, bucks, and men who excelled in nothing but being good men. The class of ' 45 has taken a good share of buffeting since its nativity one hot July. From, plebe year on, changes have marched in cadence beside it. Reason? — it was a war class. Yes, a war class it was, and that is lust what it will always be. In addition to the war blanketing the rest of the world, there was the traditional war of " the runts against the Corps. " It never had a decisive battle or a successful turiiint; movement, but numerous and Lt. Col. Anderson, Cdt. Capt. Wright 1 406 A colorful were tlic unodicial skirmishes. Who won? That is a question that will be asked a century from now. But vou can chalk it up as a moral victory for the little men. Look at the odds and then agree — the MIGHTY RUNTS! Thev were proud of their company tradition of being " the hardest Company in the Corps, " a tradition in- herited from, old F Co., which became H-1 in the Corps reorganization of 1942. Although the plcbes didn ' t care much for the " H-1 svstem, " they were thankful for it after the sreat dav arrived. The annual Christmas " clothic " was a good example of this " hard but fair " system, and was one of the many things that led to amiable cooperation between all of the classes. Hard, but results were always the reward. The system never failed to produce classes that stuck together from the start and will stick together until the end, whenever and wherever it may be. Steel-bound comradeships were moulded, comradeships that will endure and re- main strong w hen the pages of this book have yellowed and cracked, and " when the ring is smooth! " u d Gl Ul Isl Row — Gay, Shade, Dunlap, Dorney Brown, Glalthorn, Prestidge, Ruble, Far ris, Furuholmen • 2nd Row — Mathjas Bradburn, Marberger, Pankowski, Skemp Putier, Hagedon Hoey, Basham • 3rd Row— Walker, Slidham, Pepin, Fuller Joseph, Bryant, Daniel. Barthol, Welch Gerardo • 4th Row — Mealor, Hop kins, Wilson, Stees, Schnepf, Murphy Faires, Fox, Taylor • 5lh Row — Crow ley. Street, Dunham, Hughes, Proven zano, Skilton, Lowry, Streiff, Cleere Lacouture • 6th Row — Berry, Conner Hauenstein, Tinoco, Meerbott, Turner Baker, Drinkwatcr, Bramblett. 1st Row — FingI, Johnson, Mounger, Stock, Eberle, Fleming, Hughes, Miller, Parnell, Warren • 2nd Row— Sforiini, Hamilton, Farrier, Wagoner, Dell, Staro- bin, Thompson, Robinson, Rachmeler • 3rd Row — Quanbeck, Dorsey, Novo- mesky, Nash, Kirwan, Skinner, Cox, Graves, Reel, Coons • 4th Row — Bur- rows, Churchill, MacGill, Sargeant, Hal- lahan, Jarvis, Curry, Karter, Foote. 407 I [f eca i d (li. eactne i i 4i4 These were the wheels, these striped ones — the jokers with all the spoony braid who were out in front at p-rades — the guys who got super-service on their uniforms by the mere inclusion of the word staff on their C-store tags. We hazed them about their files and about " knocking them " together — we envied their early dismissals from inspections and their staterooms aboard the Uruguay on the Campaign of Balti- more. But we came to know that the staffs, like the troops had their headaches, their soirees — and that perhaps R. H. I. P. was to a certain extent justified. For theirs was the task of bringing to life the mimeographed poopsheets of P-rades, movement orders, and bandbox reviews. In their rooms the lights often burned long after taps, as across their desks passed many problems, plans, and ideas that became part of our life during our days in the saddle. And in all things, it was this 2nd Regimental Staff — those immortals of the %) 2 — that carried the greater burden, for the nearer one draws to the pinnacle of braided glory, the greater also become the responsibili- ties. Thus it was left to the Battalion sprockets to live among the dissenting rabble, fighting sinkoids with sinkoids, files with files — until the big flush reduced all to the common nakedness of a single gold bar. Sherwood Bush shak 408 ■ ' ■• ' ■flSs ■ ■■ -JJtt b,iffi inA t Satialion Stall Price, M. L. Kratz Seco-fid liattaUo Barnard Bennett Sur . 2 iA,i.t Glall 1st Row — Ingham, Rankin, Forssell, For- lier, Harman, Malony, Conrad, Lasker, Cain, Cox • 2nd Row — Lett, Marvin, Batson, Mann, Nelson • 3rd Row — White, Steele, Boiler, McCarrell • 4th Row — McBride, Hylander, Hume, Woodward • 5th Row — Edwards, Lee, Liewer. 1st Row — Trustin, Valpey, Wilson, Pres- colt, Lohn, McNamee, Zeller, Murphy, Nacy • 2nd Row — Poston, Wirries, Wood, VanMaIre, DeVault • 3rd Row — Walton, Tierno, Jones, Marriott • 4th Row — McGuinness, Greene, Giv- ens, Daubert • 5th Row— Vaushn, Puchrik, West, McDaniel, Smith, F. A., Massari, Smith, V. M., Smart, Cdl. Capt. McCarrell, Maj. Barry 0 theoldgraJs, we ' re still old " G " Company, and a colony unto Itself, full of the same fierce defiance of flankers wher- ever we meet them in contest — be it the gym floor, the Plain, or the classroom. A-2 has schooled her plebes well in the tra- ditions of the everlasting runts. Our spirits still burn bright with an insatiable ambition to acquaint ourselves just a little bit better than the other rabbles in whatever endeavor we are engaged. It ' s our traditional attitude — we like it that way — and we ' re proud of it! Oh, we ' ve had our little family quarrels and squabbles (with and without the TAG) but we ' ve stuck together and helped each other over the rougher spots in our weary way to gradua- tion. We have our share of bizarre and colorful characters as well as some of the finest athletes in the Corps. There is a warm and appreciative sense of humor under an A-2 file ' s outwardly determined and fixed demeanor. You can bet we didn ' t miss a 410 ■■ ' iell.Fo,. ■■■■=. Ijild ' ■;»Mir,i, ■ ' ■well 1 ■- • ' ' ■ Hyinj rr ' .E ' i ' iiisr ..vn[h laugh when it came; none of us, for instance, could forget the antics of the file who got " 3 and 3 " for " no trousers at reveille " and his hair raising adven- tures wirn three drags at once during June week. It is Dnly right to conclude that we carry away from " our " company something of a fine ideal — a respect for what a man can do and make of himself despite diminutive size or weight. It ' s not a complex — it is an institution in our company. It is a knowledge of the debt we owe to those " hard little men, " who were the scourge of our plehc year and the peeve of our yearling days, who taught us to have a pride in our- selves and our company that we ' ll carry with us as long as we expect to he considered " men " in the final sense of the word. We all feel as one in at least a single respect; we know that if the going was perhaps a bit tougher down around our altitude, the final victory — gradua- tion — is only that much greater. IuaA GlaiA 1st Row— Eanes, Huddleston, Hutto, McMaster, White, Fuller, Mason, Lon- garini, McChristian, Haussmann • 2nd Row — Daneman, Zimmerman, Fair, Tread- llock, Milton, Peters, Stone, Brown • 3rd Row — Brady, Graham, Hirlins, Frank, Wahl, Withers, Sheppard, Boudinot, Waggener, Wolf • 4th Row — Dessert, Steele, Bigler, Adams, Dye, McBride, Hansen, Knapp, Price • 5th Row — Skladzien, Blazina, Finnegan, Schoch, Rogers, Schmidt, Kernan, Wells, Sauer, Terrell • 6th Row — Moore, Steen, Douthitt, Kopald, Daniel, Richter, Richmond, Gatch. 1st Row— Walsh, Morgan, Witko, Giar- dini, McCrary, Mock, Kennedy, Pierce, Cockerham, Medsger • 2nd Row — Day, McAdoo, Robb, Hammond, Sat- lem, Peterson, Keller, Chanatry, Majeski • 3rd Row— Hatcher, Kritzer, Ives, Steininger, Osteen, Pavarini, Wilcox, Munroe • 4th Row — Lutz, Elebash, Clark, Packard, Winslow, Thomas, Haz- ard. iA,i .t Clai,i. I Isl Row— Kellum, Giles, Bail, Haws, Bennel, Bowman, Burnell, Hoit • 2nd Row — Lindsay, Klement, Burke, Daugh- etty. Field, Martin, Gassman, Fletcher • 3rd Row — Dietsche, Berg, Klima, Farret, Davidson, Ladensohn • 4th Row — Graig, Heimerl, Boleyn. 1st Row — Romney, Soik, Starkey, Wy- att. Walker, Sargent, Russo • 2nd Row — Peftee, Stewart, Smith, Tolar, New- man, Moore, Scarborough • 3rd Row — Skelton, Martin, Nichols, E. W., Rouch, Peteison • 4th Row — Nichols, O. S., Tanner, Storb, Miller. T was a dominated but determined group of sixty-five doolies j who drove into their new North Area — Central Area homes, one sunny day in August ' 42 to be molded and trained and edu- cated in the easy-going manner of old G Co. and the hard — but hard tradition of old H Co. A better chosen description might be just " slightly conscientious " bordering on what the air cadets call " eager. " But it pays dividends, as evidenced by a new high in B Co. historv — a first line at P-rade — not one, but four of them in a year, the first four on our record. And it puts us on top in our regiment, number two in the Corps. Perhaps, who knows, this proficiency in marching can be partially attributed to the extra instruction in the same " awarded " to a select seven of our num- ber. Well, mavbe we weren ' t too eager! Intramurally, though, we turned out our customarv top- flight lacrosse team that, this year, had to be satisfied with a Lt. Col. Noake, Cdt. Capl. Burnell 412 ' ' lettket. ' " , Fiitet •111 Sow-! ■•«! , Wy. ■ • Uk ■f. Ni,. ' JfdRo, ■■ ' E. W . ' " ' " -Nitlioli ' ' »»,Mill(,, ' regimental championship. Our " river r.us " ran off with the Brigade crew championship at tlic price of one class ring, lost in the murky depths of King Hudson. But all this wasn ' t at the expense of Corps Squads, for B Co. figures could he seen on friendly fields of the Major and Minor Sports. The unique side of our company, though, was the traditional way B Co. men were always together. In intra-company scrub games, dragging or snaking, at an overcrowded table in the Boodlers, on that long Navy trip, at the periodic Divisional boodle fights, there seemed to arise an esprit de corps characteristic of B Co. and the conversation at these gatherings would amaze you. A confirmed Tanker discussing P-shooter tactics with an Air Cadet, or one of the latter group discussing the technicalities of a bridging operation — that ' s typical B Co. We strove conscientiously for an admir- able record at Popolo, Pine Camp, and Stewart Field. And so, in spite of the long arm of the Academic Board and the unfortunate loss of two of our number in our final year, forty-nine of our sixty-five look back on a fruitful, profitable, yes, at times enjoyable, three years with a feeling of satisfaction. Ill M ■ to Mines, 7 « Cla4,d. Isl Row — Carbine, McGregor, Schuike, Pfduth, Gillig, Hinshaw, Patton, David, Gibson, McCormick • 2nd Row — Langslaff, Ruggiero, Starner, Smith, Cava- naugh, Brechwald, Troy, Bowen, Hall 3rd Row— Burke, Hackney, Bugh, Shef- fer. Bishop, Ellman, Grosi, Bamber, El- mer, Rountree • 4lh Row — Hearnes, Strawn, Cramer, Feldman, Roberts, Isbell Flores, Pagano, Scharre • 5th Row — McWhurter, Edelstein, Yeoman, Castelli, Geary, Feibelman, Tribolet, Melo, New- I, Wesolowsky • 6th Row — Powers, Hall, Young, Freed, Molchan, Meola, Gannon, Bassler, Andersson. % 5.- WWM : O- " -. ' au U GUuA. 1st Row — Johnson, Larsen, Anthis, Per- ry, Cofeild, Bellovin, Rutter, Oiier, Shook, Adkins • 2nd Row — Geraci, Jacques, Haskell, Tale, Chandler, Btill, Christine, Robinson, Sutton • 3rd Row — Brennan, Gilliam, Colburn, Scowcraft, Lamattina, Barondes, Skouras, Cronin • 4th Row — Knauss, Doyle, Whitney. i iii GlaH 1st Row— Williver, Michalak, Reynolds Russell • 2nd Row — Marben, Ramey Snow, Dallman, Hoffman, Hearin, Drap er, Carrington, Ayers • 3rd Row — Car ter, Johnson, Robson, Wolf, Silverman 4th Row — Mahl, Mason, Suelzer, Nel son, Bailey, E. H. • 5th Row— Adkins Babin, Nerdahl, Bailey, A, L., Hadden Schwinn, Spragins. 1st Row — McMurdo, Stabley, McGran- ery, McElroy • 2nd Row — Hardy, Minor, Hardin, Stumpe, Clark, Brown, Tuttle, FridI • 3rd Row— Guthrie, Spann, Heilbronner, McCracken, Mahin • 4th Row— Wahl, DelVecchio, Mc- Kerlie, Martinez • 5th Row — Ciouch, Patrick, Simpson, Campbell y HIS summer, in secret practice, the Tactical Department developed the most potent one-two punch in its reign — " Stan " as the left hook and " Frankie Joe " as the right cross. When the regular season rolled around, the T. D. decided to test its new attack and for some reason or other singled out C-2 as the company to he dealt this murderous combination of blows. Any mediocre company would have been demolished but not indomitable C-2. We handled the situation with our customary ease. We merely ignored them. This might be looked upon as indifference; it isn ' t. It ' s just that we find no cause to become alarm.ed over a few minor setbacks on the home front when we consider the splendid record of the victories we ' re making in other Academy activities. To justify this feeling let ' s look at our record : we have C-2 men on every athletic team or squad at USMA, and good men too — often vital to ttie func- tioning of their team. No club or society is complete without a Cdl. Cspt. Brown, Maj. Kobes 414 solid foundation of C-2 members. We have more than our share of hives — men who usually have plenty of chevrons as a background. Conversely, our company has belabored the unfortunate Academic Department with some of the worst goats that ever sat on Founda- tion Row. In the realm of sack-maniacs, we boast of possessing a group of the drowsiest comforteers that ever pressed a mattress. When it comes to giving the lassies a treat, it goes without saying that our dashing, handsome devils have a corner on the market. As boodle-hounds, we again outdo all other organizations. It ' s like throwing wood into a furnace to feed boodle to some of our boys. Though the drill streamers have not come our way recently, they ' ve failed to do so only by a narrow margin every time. All in all, it ' s a com- pany that is spiced with every form of achievement and has men in it that have maintained their originality and geniality, notwithstanding cadet life. We ' re not runts. We ' re not flankers. We ' re not hard. We ' re not indifferent. We ' re just a well-balanced company that vou ' ll alwavs want to look upon as vour friend. kiA,d Glali, .(:-r:T,cci :itsraen- 1st Row — France, Jordan, Colldday, Bryan, Papatones, Hardin, Epstein, Egan, Clapp, Adams • 2nd Row— Wesolow- ski. Bacon, Lengnick, Posvar, Convey, Montague, Arnold, Braun, Cameron • 3rd Row— Hill, Hamilton, Nelson, Sea- man, Friend, Booth, Barth, Sinclair, Dick- son, Glidewell • 4th Row— Pilti, Law- son, Welch, Korn, Luettgen, Parsons, Derrick, Shoemaker, Zorn • 5th Row — Chatfield, Cochran, Day, Kinney, Vester, Brozius, Patterson, Key • 6th Row — Kelty, Matajov, Gordon, Kingsbury, Buzhardf. ? . 1st Row — Arnold, O ' Connell, Burns, Vanaman, Cox, Hering, Smith, Mattern, Buckner, Patterson • 2nd Row — How- Abrams, Littlestone, Miller, Bandeen Holliday, Lauterbach, Reynolds, Lukens • 3rd Row — Shields, Gilbert, Martin, Finnegan, Salisbury, Dexter, Wright, Delistraty, Gould, Weisbader • 4th Row — Mansour, Phillips, Robertson, Lun- dy, Schoenberg, Waller, Mahowald, Jacobson, Armstrong. t ' if: ' -ir., iM,t Glai-i. 1st Row — Chidlaw, Carter, Graham, Da- vis, Hcnshaw, Archibald, Callahan, Dil- lard • 2nd Row — Landrith, Hamilton, Crowe, Barnett, Hillman, Fitzpatrick • 3rd Row — Averill, Brouton, Ferguson, Haley, Knight • 4th Row— Devlin, Kratz, Hankins, Lewis • 5th Row — Lake, Wuchter, Wolaver, Dager, Hogan. 1st Row — McDonald, Paape, Spiller, Tyler, ShaFer, Pinkey, Wagner • 2nd Row— Perez, Norris, Wood, Ruth, Price • 3rd Row— O ' Hanlon, Neff, McCul- loch. Van Hout, Mabry, O ' Neal • 4lh Row — Truscott, Mantey, Lombardo, Lilley, Wier • 5th Row— Rhett, Limpus. ■? _ ' i- , ' -[ f ■ ' Vv«m .„ i . ui fi I fgj 1 , like all Plebes, had to enter and get our four haircuts w the first day. It uas hot, and we didn ' t find out our room- mates ' names until the first detail gave way to the Cows. That was the day, " the day the cows came home " — and not long after that, the Yearlings — they just lined the streets and " drool- ed " at us. Plebe year droned endlessly on until at long laft — Recognition. But it wasn ' t until Yearling year that we began to acquire our class personality. That summer was something to remember. We had our Company " characters. " It wasn ' t coincidence that we became known as indifferent, of course, there was absolutely no foundation for this rumor. We had more than our share of " rat-racing " too: Jet Oiling was a great sport — dragging — after-taps wrestling matches — trip wires to catch the C. C. Q. Famous quotation to remember from that summer was " They can ' t slug ten men! " nooooo!, — and Col. Greene had a few words to sav, " Is this condition chronic? " Maj. Moore, Cdt. Capt. Pinkey 416 r ; 54 Sow: " There is absolutely no excuse for appearing in ranks with a face like that — disreputable face. " All good things must come to an end and Piipolopcn was no ex- ception, because we suddenly found ourselves in " Fight- ing F Co. " for maneuvers — jeeps everywhere except in the infantry compasses magically reading 180 de- grees off — " When I say ' Cease firing! ' Cease firing, Cease firing. " Yearling year slid quietly by until the " Junior Birdmen " took off. Some soon spun back in. Manv didn ' t. " Hi, hi Chikasha — hubba, hubba Uvalde. " Exit Yearling year—June 6th — D-Day — Graduation Day — Saddle Day — the beginning of the end. First Class summer was terrific — D-2 merged with C-2 and the outcome was " double-timing 6th Co. " in Beast Barracks — " sacking 6th Co. " at Popolopcn. Finally the last long stretch — only 12 Air Gadgets left out of an original 27; Major P. J. Moore approved heartily. Uniforms came and C-Store Accounts went and now there ' s nothing left to do but close the books. We bow out as we get our commissions in the truest of true D-2 style — the last 53 of the class — and wander out Thayer Gate with our Navy B-Robes clutched fondlv to our chests. ' 7 U ( (?laM . , 1st Row — McBridc, Dumas, PaHon, Freeman, MacDonald, Nichols, Stroud, Stanndard, Denniston, Ladd • 2d Row — Ashby, Dwyer, Pence, Baker, Gilbert, Tuck, Doyle, Thurman, Williams 3rd Row — Kutler, Hutchins, Wilson, Cucolo, Conolly, Donahue, Home, Wray, Tuck- er, Simpson • 4th Row — Parke, Cle- menson, Roney, Dcvens, Elliot, Patter- son, Wright, Hagel, Anthony • 5th Row — Morgan, Tallman, Hairston, Hib- bard. Hough, Victor, Smith, Gray, Rob- inson, Hoar • 6th Row — Evans, Gee, Wildrick, Hewett, Giebel, Philips, Mi- nor, Davis, Shackelton, Wozencraft, Walsh. 1st Row — White, Madden, Seymour, Belhune, Anderson, Starobin, Arnette, Walk, Cerow, Kennedy • 2nd Row — Benson, Josephs, Mackenzie, Doty, Boerger, F. C, Boerger, P. T., White, Reed, Fernandez • 3rd Row— Stelling, Hurt, Gausche, Cancelliere, Webb, But- ler, Burton, Hart • 4th Row— Kipfer, Bloom, Horn. 417 i R -I LIP iA,ii ClaiA, 1st Row — Briscoe, Moore, Leghorn, Trimble, Burgess, Curry, Werner • 2nd Row — Stickman, Damon • 3rd Row — Gilligan, Domey, Taylor, Stuckey, Fow- ler • 4lh Row — Armstrong, Kahlert, Vinson, Boyce • 5th Row— Blood, Mewborn, Post, Calder, Pace. 1st Row— Neville, Farrar, Findell, Drls- coll, Godwin • 2nd Row — Kovar, Nus- baum • 3rd Row — Clymer, Stewart, Landis, Pierce • 4th Row — Miller, McDonald, Henderson, McChrystal • 5lh Row— Erickson, Fehrs, Coffey, Berg- cr • 6 ' h Row — Bennett, Dabney, Tali- aferro, Farley • 7th Row — Haines, Belmonte, Jones, Siegal, Lunney, Sher- wood yjUT of old Fifth Company and Ninth Compan ' in Beast Barracks in the summer of 1942 came the men who were destined to be the backbone of E-2. From the first there was an air of both indifference and efficiency which can be topped bv no other company in the Corps. We loafed through the academics even that first fall, and some of us fell by the side of the road. It was that first fall also that Major Mac joined our rabble. The course was cut to three years and we saw the men who had guided us through the rigors of the first half of Plebe vear graduate in the middle of January. The hardest part was going to a graduation and then returning to brace some more. The spirit that was E-Co. for three years asserted itself at Popolopen during Yearling summer when we fought to fall out on reveille for a week at a time. Academics grew harder tfie next year and still the rat-races grew more frequent. Many were the spring nights that the men of ' 45 in Easv-2 gathered on the Maj. McKinley, Cdt. Cap). McChrystal 418 ■ ' ■ " ' I, fo . stoops to sing until C. Q. March came and caused the parting of the way — for a short time at least. Some went south while others stayed to take over the Corps. June rolled around, and we were in the driver ' s seat. Training trips were fun, and the company stood out in efficiency and spirit as never hefore. Home again. The plebes of Seventh Company felt the lash of some, while out at Popolopen the yearlings were in good hands. Pine Camp and Basic were long, but in the distance was that band of gold; and on a memorable weekend in September our fondest dreams were realized — the rings were ours. Army ' s greatest football team was a tribute to our last fall and the old E-Co. spirit was at its best on the Urufftay to Baltimore. Just before Christmas we saw our equipment funds disappear in one afternoon. Many things weie settled at home on the last Christ- mas Leave. And then theie were the weekends in New York. Our uniforms arrived, and we entered the last lap. June Week! Memories! Yes, we will always remem- ber those carefree davs in old E-2. 7 u GlaU. 1st Row— Parmly, Sliney, Barlow, Ey- man, Gassetf, Venters, Williamson, Bod- ley, Montague, Jank • 2nd Row — Crowley, Sprague, Constant, Newman, Tharp, PfeiFer, Gigante, Rufsvold, Rogers • 3rd Row — Thomasset, MacDonald, Hefferon, Rovis, Baugh, Muir, LaRock, Dockstetter, Sacharov, Anderson • 4th Row— Waters, Miller, Buckley, Burnell, Dreier, Porter, Ireland, VanDuesen, Bres- nahan • 5th Row — Moses, Pardue, Wheeler, Meyer, McCullen, Halls, Rum- ncy, Quinn, Beatly • 6th Row — Springer, Arend, Malley, Callaghan, Edwards. 1st Row — Dingeman, Shields, Bland, Saville, Whilson, Dorn, Taylor, Brown, Wroth, Bennett • 2nd Row — Cooper, McNeil, Herrick, Veaudry, Rosen, Addison, Burner, Zimmerman, Scovllle • 3rd Row — Springer, Sheffield, Koch- litzky, Kent, Marclniec, Whitley, Lilley, Cimo • 4th Row — Grant, Greene, Herbets, Kaula, Lynch, Carpenter, Jaco- bellis • 5lh Row— Patch Macklin, Ruddell, Pickering, Callan. iAi,t GlaU. 1st Row — Glynn, Powers, Smith, Coulter • 2nd Row— Kochel, Chickering, Bis- sell. Smith, E., Dolan, Gault • 3rd Row — Doyle, Croal, Kenna, Ray • 4th Row — Brownell, Jones, Forbes, Has- lett, Larkin • 5th Row— Middleton, Muehike, Pickett, Tomllnson • 6lh Row— Troxell, Griffith, McCarthy, Mar- low. 1st Row — Ford, Milnor, Nunn, Keyes • 2nd Row— Farris, Curtis, Eckert, Olds, Lenfest, Casey • 3rd Row — Horowili, Sprrnkic, Gatsrs, Day, Brown, Bell • 4th Row— Crowell, Einsidler, Hall, Shad- day, Saxby • 5th Row — Swain, Kelly, Rasmussen, Karr, Jones. " f l nJw cousin, the uniform flag pole at the South Guard Mwi Room, witnessed the arrival of 7th Co. ' s doolies, that rainy July 1, 1942. My first glimpse of these now-familiar faces came the day they returned from Pine Camp. Efficient at times, cross at times — happy in the thought of Beast Barracks ' end, bitter with visions of the montns ahead — the Class of ' 45 was slowly taking shape. The laundry was sent out, the mail was delivered, brass was shined, and hours were walked; but Plebe Year passed with every soiree. " Willie " arrived to guide and mold and with the help of the Firsties he accomplished his mission. A strong feeling of fellowship and sincerity was de- veloped there in North Area. They looked mighty proud, these new F-2 Yearlings, wearing their epaulets for the first time. Plebe Year was over, they were to be the Class of ' 45 instead of ' 46 — two good reasons for a little hell-raising in their corner of North Area. When they Cdl. Capt. Ford, Maj. Powe L. 420 p " ' oilier ■ . ' 3 ' ii ■ " 0 H«. ■■ ' « ' " • Mil. ■:i::iTO. » " jtftK ' ' IJ jH ' left for Pojxilo, I put on my cleanest khaki flag — it seemed to me that neither of us changed. They were a dustv but eager looking outfit when they marched back through the salh ' port. The eight-hour-day dead- beat of Popolopen suited them well; the beach ' s sun had contributed to their tan. It had been a busy sum- mer, full of training and practical application of class- room principles; but the winter month ' s looked fire- boding. Academics hit, and F-2 ' s Yearlings hit back. His- tory assignments were as long as phil boards were short. Chem and the North Wind drove many to the haven of southern flying schools, while the " moles " entered the last rounds of Yearlinsi Year with the A.B. At the summer ' s end, the battle of " code " vs. " Fort Benning Food " was fought between the gadgets and the moles, but they ' d agree any time when ' ' furlough " was mentioned. 1 was hazing the Firsties with that red-dotted flag before they knew it. First Class privileges, here after a w onderful Christmas, brought more ways of spending the few hours unrestricted by training films, courts martial, academics, and poopsheets. F-2 ' s nearness to their Club wasn ' t conducive to hours over text books; extra-curricular activities kept some up to the wee hours — dodging the Tac. It was all over with Gradua- tion, and my Khaki flag flew again, but this time F-2 ' s Firsties were the Armv ' s lieutenants. ' lUnd Glai-i. Ist Row — Gridley, McCollam, Wagner, Lachman, Hawley, Naleid, White, Schram, Supplee, Fryberger • 2nd. Row — Morrison, Thayer, Horowitz, Jan- sen, Woods, Collins, Nye, Simpson, Baker, F. R., Kurowski • 3rd Row- Smith, Kaplan, Keltner, Rouillard, Hilde- brandt, Joyce, Shulti, Baker, D. T., Joff- rion, Burnham • 4th Row — Ward, Crowell, Jernigan, Blum, Asmus, Somo- la, Sanger, Hafer, Berge, Stallings • 5th Row — Fitzgerald, McCarthy, Hughes, Webb, Stewart, Gordon, Miller, McBir- ney. Reed, Hudspeth • 6th Row — Hadley, Grady, Senior, Patton, Bruce, Wallis, Wilson, D., Frost, Wilson, M, L, © .o. 1st Row — Forrester, Anderson, LoConte, Mastin, Gardner, Crosby, Borg, Adams, Greenberg, Swenholt • 2nd Row — Cooper, BraswcM, Gray, Sharpe, Huic, Hcikkinen, Callanan Jones, LeBlanc • 3rd Row— Curtis, Griffith, Cudahy, Wil- liams, f Johnston, Coolbaugh, Haskin, Yates. 421 m rr ..- ..- , , ' ' v. % t : rv a " M. , . , ' ' , ' . j ■■■ ' iH vr i i?. 1 5 ' ' l (?i(U4. 1st Row — Cummings, Reidy, Cdmpbell, L. C, Gilbert, Nelson, Mdllory • 2nd Row — Small, Millman, Garrett, Mehncr, Ellis, Daoust • 3rd Row — McGovern, Evans, Whitney, Jones, Preston, Johnson, Minckler • 4th Row— Williams, Velie, Warren, Love, Hamilton, Crawford, Caffey, Linden. 1st Row— Pdvia, Wilkinson, Conniff, Johnson, Crockett • 2nd Row — Fite, Herman, Evans, Basham, Spragins, Pul- liam, McGovern • 3rd Row — Slazak, Liebel, Reynoldson, Stoer, Truby, Brau- cher • 4th Row — Stanowicz, Rochfort, Bui lard, Robinson, Briggs, Campbell, J. W. 1 i gf% the d.iv of reckoning when the lowest ranking Second Lieutenant of Company G-2 heritage — N. 161 of the series — has mounted those golden stairs and hung out a rope ladder for those who just made it and has told Saint Peter " P.irade Rest! " ; when those less-fortunate below who slept through Reveille let go with their last mighty yell, " our team is red hot! " ; when the Pearly Gates have been closed on the tranquil barracks of Company G-2 and N. 161 reluctantly hangs up his saber, that will be God ' s compensation for a job well done. But let us return to the present and consider a para- graph of our company ' s history. We entered the Academy in 1942 to take our place with the Class of 1945. During the former year it was our lot to be told, to be shaped and hardened by a group of men who had mastered the hardening process and whose efforts were far from being wasted. W ' e found that little things such as pitching a shelter Cdt. Capt. Spragins, Maj. Clark 422 Jlpbill tent on .i tiihlc half the size of the tent, sinmhuing a gas attack by donning our gas masks and finishing off with the usual number of push ups, chins on the alcove rail, and various rifle exercises made a " Reveille Call " sweaty. It was the final chandelle from the mantle that helped our morale wonderfully because six hours later wc could expect another little orgy just exactly like it. The next year we became more familiar, w e believe, with this science called War than the people who invented it and did our share in passing this on to the underclassmen as it had been passed on to us. Our lack of friction between troopers of air and ground was characteristic of the unity the expression " Com- pany G-2 " symbolizes in the most remote corner of the Corps. We know what it means for men from forty- eight states to " get along " and consequently stand head and shoulders above any other group here. We leave the Corps of Cadets to join the Army of the United States -to give and take the best because for Company G-2 the best is none too good. : m Itind ClaU. f- ' , -X t iiiaiF ' ,-r His " " ' ' ' " ' ' 1st Row— Stanfield, Teslund, Zeh, Oost- ing, Stewart, Van Duesen, Smythc, Ochs, Rogers • 2nd Row — Larson, Simmons, Otte, Lee, Weiss, Matteson, Pitzer, Mahan, Keehn • 3rd Row— Ivie, Chap- man, Kane, Evans, Petrie, Milligan, Day- ton, Dobbs, Armstrong, Kenncy • 4th Row — Eichenberg, Benedict, Book, Rox- bury. Stone, Rioux, Carnright, Johnson, Bairicklow • 5th Row — Cavanaugh, Wilcox, Stark, Caruso, Harris, Petrone, Grace, Whitmore, Cairns, Boyd • 6lh Row — Gorman, Hirsch, Coller, Hall, Davis, Burnside, Wedemeyer, Ingram, Bauchman • 7th Row — Montgomery, Carter, Halloran. -t,.i«riMi t i aiii» II ilai 1st Row — Aron, Kaericher, Ayer, Ken- nedy, M cCray, Boss, Braun, McNeely, Allen, Long • 2nd Row— Malletf, D. S., Malleft, C. T., Plummer, Oberst, Capps, English, Crowe, Vreeland, Culin • 3rd Row — Spiker, Pearson, Perry, Rantz, Gibson, Griffith, Tuthill, Price, Sullivan. 42 3 in, ' it Glai,i. 1 si Row — Krebs, Shilstone, Hayes, Gc- lini, Farr • 2nd Row— Gorder, Dolan, Halligan, Harmeling, Horner • 3rd Row — ImObersteg, Gatlin, Carter, Cal- verl. English • 4lh Row — Dubsky, Ek- berg, Lessey, Brown, Kennedy • 5th Row — Harlwig, Golden, Bacon, Blue, Lawrence. Isl Row — Stebbins, Monroe, Van Cleve, Barr, Sccger, Downing, Donavan • 2nd Row — Dombrowski, Vallaster, Mc- Allister, Zook, Smith, G. F., Carhartt, Farr, Avery, Chase • 3rd Row— Smith, R. M., Summer, Holdridge, McQuarrie, Barnard, MacWhcrter • 4th Row- Richards, Rafaiko, Benson • 5th Row — McConnell, Coulahan, Allen, Morris, Powers. fp-r-T M-V ' ' • ▼ ' ■•• " ' miU X ROUDol Its tLinker traditions that permit a mixture ofg(3od fellowship and friendly relations without subtracting from its military efficiency, H-2 has a 100% loyal membership of men who would not trade places with anyone in any other com- panv. Althaugh it is true that a good many restrictions have necessarily been placed upon all of us during our sojourn at USMAY, there will remain in everv heart a fond memory of enjoyable associations and a wealth of lifetime friendships. On the ranges of Popolopen, the " battlefields " of Pine Camp, and the flight line at Stewart Field, sons of H-2 have been able to excel in the serious business of preparing for war with ' jut forgetting how to enjoy them.selves with an occasional " rat- race " or songfest. It is this versatality of which we are justly proud. We are not content to accept as a just statement, the more serious men ' s calling of our fourth classmen " freshmen " in- Lt. Col. Schwenk, Cdt. Capt. Ekberg 424 ' • V.p( n stead of plebes; we maintain that in the moulding of a man for a proper officer ' s career there is more than one method of attack — ours is not lax, merely different. Strictly on the lighter side is the annual M-Co. (yes, it was started in those distant days when the Corps was only a regiment) Easter Egg Hunt which starts out with the Plebes as the goats and ends with them cnjoving themselves immensely at the business end of a fire hose dousing the Yearlings while Firsties watch recalling the same bright spot in their lives just two rears before when they went egg hunting to the en- joyment of uppeiclass and underclass alike. Space would not begin to permit a listing of accom- plishments in extra-curricular activities, but as an ex- aniplc our ranks this car contained seven football lettermen, two basketball lettermen, and a proportion- ate number on the other atheltic and cultural organ- izations. Taking everything into consideration, we feci that, to a man, we have no peer in the Corps. Even the earn- est efforts of a new " tac " have not been able to curb our love of frivolity with which we brighten an often- times dull existence. Those of us w-ho now depart leave to you who are succeeding us this cherished ability to be first in both work and play, and we hope that you will maintain in word and in spirit a truly flanker organization. Iltind Gla4,4, 1st Row— Clark, Ellis, Parker, Palmatier, O ' Connor, Throckmorton, Brothers, Shel- ton, Umlauf, BIythe • 2nd Row— Rie- del. Swab, Becker, Lundholm, Williams, Hickey, Kren, Lincoln, Harl on • 3rd Row — Aldcrson, Christcnson, Gayle, Perkins, Schuman, Leavitt, Parker, Brad- ley, Morris, Colan • 4th Row — Poe, Hazzard, Allen, Diver, Atkinson, Jen- kins, McCoy, Fields, Cole • 5th Row — Finley, Dennett, Coleman, Dixon, McMinn, Chynoweth, Humphreys, Mor- ton, Reeder • 6th Row — Shattuck, Brillhart, Hoskins, Schneider, Greene, Franti, Cramer. Fi l 1st Row — Scott, Harrington, Crouch, Strong, Moore, Peckham, Andrews, Ball, Perkins, Hickey • 2nd Row— Litt, Kiernan, Bate, Hollabaugh, Cushing, Enderle, Lovejoy, McCord, Woldenberg • 3rd Row— Ward, Hill, Shuster, Wat- kins, Steinberg, Emerson, Perry, Allen, Chamberlain. 425 FIRST REGIMENT l a if-eM- Alt ' (e tKH I m 1 •■ ■!lJ g Jf -g ' g g gSl.!!l ' gj.. ' i ' llL; ,ririr« ? ' ' in : m • - } f i PPte| i . | 1 • 1st Row -Stewart, Schnecklolh Woods, Damor, Bush, Hylander, Tongue • 2nd Row — Knight, Ayers, McCunniff, Spragins, Goff, McAlister Weaver, Morrow G!ynn, Truscott. " All Right, Sir? " 1 k 432 llu m ' O-tnffuilee tu " There will be ;i meeting of the Honor Committee at 7;30 tonight in the Fourth Class Club. " This announcement at publication of orders meant a long session of work for the Honor Committee. This committee, consisting of the First Captain as member ex-officio and one representative from each of the sixteen companies of the Corps, was the custo- dian of the Corps ' most precious possession, its honor. No man can graduate from West Point without taking for his own the splendid conception of honor instilled in him as a cadet. It is his duty to carry this code into the service that the honor of the Corps might also become the honor of the Army. The mission of the Honor Committee was threefold: To indoctrinate the incoming Fourth Classmen with the prin- ciples of honor, to interpret matters of honor that might cause confusion, and lastly to require intentional violators of the Honor Code to leave the Corps. Always sensitive to the pulse of the Corps, the committee felt obligated to conduct each investigation thoroughly and to make a just decision. We considered our honor a personal possession of which we justly could be proud. A set of rules was made for our guidance, rules which in most cases were necessary only because of the complexity of the system. There is no one of us who will ever forget the meaning of the ringing challenge and reply, " All Right, Sir ' " Taps, lights out; and the committee rests. r ttimt Sgm ' ii, Gol, Standins — Woods, J. L., Johnson, Linden, Farris, MacWherter, Jarrcll, Brewer, Taylor, Lindsay Marvin, Woods, R. E., Mahin, Ugis, Broughton, L. B. Sitting — Moran, Dillard, mmitk : ,v:-::i;i:! uK? .,f,:f::iini!i« •r i[i ' aynw u lee ltt(L Do vou want a football ticket for a forgotten femme? Do you want to locate a missing coat from the Cadet Store or a lost sheet from the laundry? Do you want more, less, or different food in the mess hall? Problems like these con- fronted cadets daily in their usual routine and in their plans for off duty hours. Who were the proper persons to see about such difficulties? These and many other services were performed by the General Committee, composed of one rep- sentative from each company elected during yearling year by his classmates and the First Captain as member ex- officio. The important function of a liaison system between the Corps of Cadets and the controlling elements of the Academy was capably performed by this group. It relayed the needs and wants of the Corps and expressed the desires of said controlling elements in turn. This meant continuous work, investigations, conferences, and company meetings, taking up much of the members ' none-too-plentiful time. The very complexity and extent of their work made this group an important and necessary one. Under the capable direction of Dorsev Mahin, the General Committee con- solidated a multitude of small committees into a highly centralized, smooth-working organization that was con- stantly aiding cadets who had requests, complaints, or questions. But B-1 doesn ' t like fish ! 433 1st Row — LaMar, MacWiMiams, Christensen, Minor • 2nd Row — Home, Benedict. » i GlaA4 Ojj lcen ELECTION COMMITTEE 1st Row — McNamce, Clark, Pinkey, McDonald, Coniff • 2nd Row — Standing: Lockard ' Schwinn, Yerks, MacWhorter, Fitipatrick, Tansey, Kuntz. 434 H ffl 7 e Gadet mm The original function of the Cadet Lecture Committee, that of se- curing guest speakers and lecturers, has long since vanished. Now it provides entertainment from the fields of science, drama, music, and adventure. The purpose of the committee was that of transmitting invitations to remembered guests such as Alec Templeton, Frank Buck, and Eleanor Steber, and in making the visits of those distinguished guests as pleasant for them as their visits were for the Corps. As the Cadet Lecture Committee series drew to a close, so did " gloom period " , and Graduation was near at hand. Crowell, Lutz, Martin, Combs. Dr. Harlan Tarbell, Master Magician. Miss Eleanor Steber, Soprano r Chaplain Wallhou The Cadet Chapel has always played a most important role in the lives of the cadets and graduates of West Point. Our plebe year witnessed the opening of Chaplain Walthour ' s office in the 19th division where he extended guiding assistance to us in our problems. The Pine Camp interludes with the Chaplain and his jeep, parties at the chaplain ' s quarters during plebe year, and his visits to Primary Flying Schools, all fostered morale throughout our years. Members of the Cadet Choir and Sunday School Teachers, under the direction of Mr. Mayer, were recompensed for their industrious work during the year with several trips to New York. Indeed, the Cadet Chapel has made a lasting impression on each member of the n s9 f5 p ' ?™ ' C 01 Cadet Chapel Choir — First Tenors and First Basses. ■PS. .« - Cl — . . - My Cadet Chapel Choir Second Tenors and Second asses. w i:c:()t ' Ji£ Cadet Chapel Chimers. Sunday School Teachers. I f J i 437 Mgr. Murdoch. i4e Qaikolic CUofLel To many men, the little chapel on the hill was a second home. The " hsheaters " were a well knit group, proud of their chapel. The early-morning procession to the seven o ' clock mass, taking place on many cold winter days, emphasized the devotion of the Catholic squad. The first kind words we heard as lowly plebes came from Mgr. Murdock and Father Moore. The parish house, always open, was a welcome place of relaxation not onlv to the Plebe but to the Yearling and First Classman as well. Perhaps the most lasting impression gained of the Catholic Chapel was the military mass on Christmas Eve of Plebe Christmas. Also to be remembered is the annual fling at the Military Ball given at the Astor Catholic Chapel Ushers. 1 } w 1 11 k WUi 438 m f w j SI M , ' ■ - ' V , -fes? S Hotel on the evening ot the Notre Dame game. Among the service groups at Holy Trinitv Chapel were the choir, acolytes, missal readers, and ushers. These were all rewarded with a trip to New York in the spring. We may forget the electric train in the parish li ing room but never the principles of Christian conduct as taught hv The Padre and Father Moore. :;iiiccbaofrda5ation Missal Readers. r . ' -i ) Ot Clfflsiiiiss -Tffl J! the .to A } f Chapel Choi %9r 15 439 Standing: Pugh, Fortier, Cross, Ayers, Galligan, Mackinnon, Kochel, Fitzpatrick, Stewart, Beezley Sitting: Fowler, Baldwin, Wittwer, Barnard, Hause. PS an i Red epaulets were new additions to the summer bellhop uniforms of the hop managers. It was this active committee, however, that introduced manv new and appreciated changes over the old routine. The fourth class committee, elected earlv in our Plebe year, arranged the attractive schedule of our Plehe Christmas hops, smoker, and carnival, which made those few davs such a success. At the commencement of Yearling vear, the perma- nent hop committee was selected. During the summer at Camp Popolopen they arranged many enjoyable, informal, and " snakey " house hops. During the re- mainder of that year the committee acted as assistants to the First Class committee. At the outset of our First Class year the committee demonstrated aggressiveness and desire to reform the work of their predecessors. The introduction of informal barn dances, hops in the sixth floor gym, and popular name bands distinguished our committee. With the cheerful guidance of the hos- tesses, Mrs. Barth and Mrs. Lystad, cadet dancing les- sons were revived and drags assisted. Cadet cMoiiei e4. Mrs. Lystad Mrs. Barth 440 I ' .; perm- ;:.-Fk y ii The Black and Gold Dance Orchestra. « " , llf 4 ' Repartee at the Hostess ' house The Grey and Gold Dance Orchestra. 441 t I Mi UR social life as Cadets was built around each weekend with its inevitable hop. The most mem- orable of these were the hops held for special occasions; Christmas, 100th Night, Ring Day, and Graduation. Informal tea hops in Culkiin Hall and formal evening hops in the South Gym — that was the schedule for the average day of a satisfying week of Plebc Christmas. We were especially pleased with the holiday atmosphere we had created with iiur pine decorations and tall Christ- mas tree. The Ring Hop was held in conjunction with the distribution of our most permanent remembrance of Cadet days. More originality than in the past was dis- played at two informal hops held during the year. The Harvest Hop with its cornfield atmosphere and its square dances gave us all the true hillbillv spirit. Oat- door life and winter snows were the guests of honor in the South Gymnasium during the Ski Hop. The Gloom Period was brought to an end bv the pre- sentation of the 100th Night Show and its accompanying hop. Special hop cards aptly presented the theme of the occasion. At Graduation Hop, our last at West Point, we real- ized without fear of being too sentimental, that this one, the last one, was the best of all. The comforts of home. Sam 9lad-hands the winne Serious business Solid tootle — whatta hop. iPr? On i Hi ' xatifU , " Music soothes the savage beast " ; and if the popularity of the mus- ical organizations in the Corps is any criterion, music also soothes the weary Cadet. Even though sometimes it seemed that life at the Military Academy was just one long struggle with the Academic and Tactical Departments, there was also time for rest and relaxa- tion. Such organizations as the Glee Club, the Cadet Concert Or- chestra, the Cadet Dance Orchestra, and the Cadet Chorus provided many pleasant hours during the year for both the participants and the entire Corps. The innovation of the Dance Orchestra playing in the Mess Hall helped make many Sunday dinners more enjoyable. The Concert Orchestra practiced long and hard, and the excellent concerts that it presented throughout the year demonstrated the quality of its work. One of the cherished memories of West Point is the Christmas Carols sung by the Glee Club on the night before Christmas leave. Each Sunday morning the Chapel Choirs increased the beauty of the Chapel services with their singing. Yes, musical organizations had a great influence on many of the activities in the Corps of Cadets, but they would not have been of such excellent calibre had it not been for the work and enthusiasm of Captain Francis E. Resta and Mr. F. C. Mayer. Through their efforts all obstacles which confronted the musical organizations were over- come, and the cultural development of the Corps increased a thous- and fold. i -- .iQiicmic ■srindrdaj. •■ Concert Or- ■s " J plaving ■ -aioraHe, ■■t acdlcBi ' ■ ' -Sund the 5 ' St Point -■ a- ' oi before ■• ' ncrejsci ■ iK.miiiicil ' ::isiiitlie -: mllm " of Qptain •:: ■:.:)! sSons ai 1 wt over- .i Jji!ioiis- CADET DANCE BAND-Ted Flum and the Cats r r €lfttS. mm Glee Club. 445 Standinj — Rosers, Cound, Horowitz, Temple • Seated — Adair, Cross, Myers, Duvall. Splashed across these pages are West Point ' s own members of the Fourth Estate, the men of letters who are the creators and administrators of the Academy ' s bi-weeklv blast, The Puiiitcr. Not what vou ' d call a college rag nor yet a pro- foundh ' technical military lournal. The Pointer has become a censored hvbrid of The New Yorker, Time, The IiifiJiitry Jour- ihil, and the Police Gazette. Within the Corps The Pointer is known for its mood-re- flecting cartoons, its " Corps in Column, " which scrupu- lously documents all the better goof-offs, and for its timelv articles on things military. Outside the Academy itself The Pointer has the mission of keeping parents well shot in the arm, of keeping alumna posted on the degree of Corps ' gone-to-helledness, and of keeping O. A. O. ' s starrv-eved with scenes and stories ot rugged men, sombre architecture, and coat tails with buttons. If flowers are to be thrown to this group of souls who run the magazine from some inbred love of |ournalism, Charlie Cross is due a good share. He has been a 3-0 editor and triple threat man in writing, art, and business and has added a great deal of professional polish to The Pointer and to the Calendar as well. h l eanllM-f Stajjjj Standlns — Sanger, Hutchins • Seated- Eanes, Home, Kinney, Hamilton. 446 ■ ' ■■■iicitihcrs ' ■ ' ■-yvHasijj, ' " " ' - ' ■« a pro- ■■ ' ■ ' ' ■ ' ' liii become •■:i;t:ocnulisiD,Cyic • jnil to the Painten, iaaA-d 1st Row — Ives, Carnes, Cross, Lovs, Landrlth • 2nd Row — Jackson, Briscoe, Basham, Myers. Backing him up were other three-vear veterans of the never-ending struggle with dcadhnes . . . Dick Carnes, news hawk and photographer extraordinaire, Rav Basham, West Point ' s own Ellery Queen, Cliff Mvers, at last revealed as Ferdinand Files ' Dr. Jekyll, and Jerrv Briscoe, sports dopes ter. Sfxo i, jbeixanitnei t 1st Row — Shilstone, Lawrence, Briscoe, Howe, Gross • 2nd Row — Lynch, Jank, Finley, Cavanaugh, Lessey. Jli= Standing — Boerger, Chamberlain, Reckmeyer, EaUins • Seated — Street, Landrith, Love, Eanes. I!! ' i cS -xii ' 1J( ' i C c nQ .: fcr. 1 . %, ! N " SiV y f fN : c -4 .m !i 3»- ' ' :S.. 7n I ' ' V -A s-e- i - i?i il!i li ' i Kol-iin l cs ' .irt Jcpartiiicnt rates another bouquet, for he arul his briish-wieldini; assistants created C() ers, illustra- tions, ami cartoons that coiiKI well challenge .ui - illustrator in the business. Under the able ministrations of Bill Lo c, K.ennv Jackson, and Gar Landrith, business llourished and prospered; and circulation was increased to an all-time high. These men, assisted by experts Jy Bohn, Red Duvall, Jim Shilstone, and Jim Horowitz, and the host of underclass workers and company reps, made the twentv-second vear of The Poniter an eas ' -reading, thorouj hlv en|ovable volume. 7 anxi editorial jbep-aAi Hent Standing — Kane, Bohn • Seated — Hurley, Ives, Carnes, Lessey. 449 - != 1945 HOWITZER It ;ill began on a very drizzly afternoon in March when the now-Lieutenant Pappas said, " Well boys, it ' s yours! " In the ensuing weeks a score of contract seekers overran 4976. The Office floor was filled with variegated sample year books of every school from the Connecticut College for Women to the Country Club on the Severn, With three of the board members sweating out primary, the final decision for a printer and an engraver was left to the two mole members who were left behind. With Benning ' s hot moist clay still clogging the drains in barracks, requests for enough paper to print a stamp c.ualog moulded in Washington ' s W. P. B., and the con- tract worked like a yo-yo between South Barracks and the Law Department. We had nurtured our dreams for two ' ears, and now we finally began plans for the book destined to appear eleven months hence. Throughout the summer, Mr. Peter S. Gurwit, book designer, kept his drawing board hot translating sketchy ideas into finished lavouts. The result was worthv of the Officer-in-Charge Maj. Walter E. Mather, Editor-in-Chief, George Garman. 1st Row— Whitcraft, Garman, Archibald • 2nd Row — Neal, Dworshak. 450 - -JJipk vear ' ■as left to " ' •3t 1 smnp .:i tk coo- ■ " -iaaitlic ■ -J tor tivo ■ikiistiiicJ ■ j. ii, book " J ■ risiinDj skexhy ■asj; IB wonky of ik 1st Row— Whitcraft, Crowell • 2nd Row— Wasner, Bush, Ben- nett, J. C. trademark " Jahn and Oilier again. " The representative of the Conway Printing Co., Mr. William L. Schilling, began the dissemination of advice that proved to be preventive medicine to editorial and business staff alike. When academics became habit once more and the Sum- mer ' s activities faded with the falling leaves, John Bennett emerged from his quiet room with 858 individual biog- raphies, the stories of 3 years of each man of ' 45- Tom Turtle and John Tyler started their endless treks throughout the Corps — everyone ' s picture and pictures of everyone were sought. Bill Norris became a regular visitor in Head- quarters U. S. C. C. — he kept the channels oiled. Al Blue signed thousands of letters as the advertising campaign, ably handled by Mr. M. C. Krasner, began to move. Jim Neal, the master of ledger and double entry, battled through a maze of proht-and-loss statements and presented 1st Row — Freeman, Nori Stanfield • 2ncl Row- Pearce, Reese, Anderson. 1st Row— Blue, Neal, Draper • 2nd Row— Brown, C. J., Byron, Pomerantz, Beuhler. • 1st Row— Spiller, Whitcraff, Morris, G. M. • _Z -jyU • 1st Row— Spiller, Whitcraff, Morris, C »Y d40 2nd Row— Lessey, Atkinson, Stan QiAcuiaiieut 1st Row— Rosers, W. L., Dworshak, Dailey 2nd Row— Stidham. SfLO id. 1st Row — Kenna, Bush, Montague 2nd Row — Evans, Van Auken. the Staff with a perfect Christmas present — for a change everything would end up in black ink. The other end of " business " was supported bv Will Rogers and Ward Dworshak who, while commuting be- tween the 83 2 ' the hockey rink, managed to inspire the indefatigable company reps to continue their tasks. Their work was not in vain, for the final totalling of stacks of drill rolls revealed the " largest-yet " circulation. While George Bush gathered the information for the golden year of sports, George Crowell set about his task of reintroducing all the extra-curricular men to the Corps— and Dannv Whitcraft doubled as cepy editor and the Bos- well of the Class of ' 45- As pages piled up and work increased, as Kenny Paape, garnered the company writerups and their company write- ups, as Tommv Devlin sold everybody everything and as Fritz Archibald delegated and accumulated all the big jobs and little details, publication of Garman ' s big book came nearer and nearer. Jahn and Ollier ' s fine engraving of Oilice Stall IstRow — Skemp, Bolz, Sniith,J. E. • 2nd Row — Shook, Capps, Cox, Rosen. 452 Aciiaiiiei. 1st Row — Doyle, Crowell, Klima • 2nd Row — Sacharov, Winfree, Fink. Cookman, Stewart, G. C, Schwinn, Bowman • 2nd Row — McDonald, Foibes, Patterson, Clarkson, Chase, Mincklcr, Nelson, Mclntyre, Clark. JMt-tor a cb i :.v.:::!tiikot .z zr. 11 -k Corps- 3crdi!orioiitl!cBos- ; :ool came --ivia? of i Charlie Wielerc and Tomniv Turtle ' s equally tine prints were ordered and handled by Ted Wagner who worked quite as hard and did quite as good a job as the agents of produc- tion that he supervised. Through all the storms and tears and tie-ups, our new O. C. Major Walter E. Mather held numerous conferences with Garman, walked into the den of lions to alleviate our T. D. troubles, and above all kept us straightened up and flying right. So to build a Howitzer is not an easy job — but we of the staff believe that the time given, the tenths lost, and the satisfaction gained have more than recompensed us for our efforts. The added burden of turning out a bigger yearbook in the face of war-produced shortages has not lightened our task. And, Class of 1945, it is with a feeling of pride and satis- faction that we present to you your Howitzer with the hope that it will afford you fond memories and live up to the high standards of the class for which it has been created. o uipJu ed 1 St Row— Callashan, G. W., Porter • 2nd Row — Bennett, J. C, Crowley 1st Row — Kingsbury, Tuttle, Tyler • 2nd Row — Studer, McNeil, Robert- son, Bate, Odell, Monahan, Lundy. 453 7 1 u J Societdf, " June IS not far — this marks the end of gloom, so come join and sing one hundred days till June. . " Yes, these were magic words to our ears as they introduced the finale of another great Hundredth Night Show. " And Then There ' cre Four ... " was a well balanced production, master- fullv written, intelligently cast, musically superb, and technicalh ' correct. In the words of Broadway — " And Then There Were Four . . . " , a musical comedy in three acts at the War Department Theater, was produced by the Dialectic Society. The book was written b ' Christenberry and McNeil and direc ted by Love. Glen Smith wrote most of the music, aided bv Flum and Baisley who collaborated on the rest. The sets were by Ives, the lighting hv Adair, and the cos- tumes by Archibald. The plot centered about Phyllis Sendah (played by John Wood), a very chic young thing who couldn ' t decide which of two cadets to marry, a very military runt named Horace Lockwood (Dan Graham) and a typical buck flanker, Benny Tobin (George Benson). After a mad dash across the ocean as the wife of both of the rival cadets, Phyllis solved all 1st Row — Seated: Adair, Archibald, Manlove, Love, Catts, Ives, Cross • 2nd Row McNiel, Carnes, Cooper, Paape. Chris and Tommy — The authors. -Standing: Wagner, Karr, Avery, Hutcheson, ( her problems, at the court of St. James, with the timelv advent of a fetching little Red Cross worker played by Jack Dwyer. The action never let down, mostly because of the suspense that was achieved by the close calls Tobin and Lockwood had — almost discovering at every turn the sly feminine maneuver that Phyllis had managed. The sup- porting cast did an excellent job of completing the enjoy- ment of the evening. Key stood out as the chancellor. Gar- man as the announcer, and Reese as the king. Others who left a favorable impression were Collins, Lessey, McElroy, and Pace. The tactical ofHcer and his wife, as enacted by Lee and Stewart, respectively, will not soon be forgotten. Much credit goes to Teddy Flum and the cadet orchestra, and to singer Steve Olds, for their musical contributions. Bill Cooper and his 16— LOVELY DANCING GIRLS— 16 les artistes los ri39ers 7 4e SixecicU Se iUce Stall 1st Row— Seated: Betty A. Pavlick; Col. A. C. M. Aioy, Special Services Officer; James B. Mahan, Master Sgf. Rtd. • 2nd Row— Standing,- T 5 Schewe, PFC Piech, Staff Sgt. Kelirer, Tech. Sgt. Dillree, Staff Sgt. Carey, Staff Sgt. Cobb. 455 t The powder puFf platoon. provided a wealth of entertainment. Although no room remains to commend the important and expert work of the other actors as well as Paape, Catts, Karr, Hutcheson, Wagner, Avery, Carnes, and the other department heads and their staffs, we know full well that there would have been no show without them. To produce a Hundredth Night Show is far from an easy task, for it entails untold work and academic hardships. " And Then There Were Four . . . " , as did its forebears, and as will its successors in years to come, fittingly marked the end of the gloom period and ushered in those anxious, long-awaited days — those hundred days till June. The De Stinkos 456 u ill J Qo fUfUMee- Size 93 ' 2 yellow gold, medium burmcsc, ruby buff; those were the specifications. The foundation had already been laid. In our Fourth Class Year the Ring Committee came into existence as the Fourth Class Crest Committee. It was charged with selecting a crest for the Class of ' 45 and with awarding the contracts for the class rings. The ring representative had his moment of glory when he brought out the completed rings to be approved, a full six 1st Row — Vandcvanter, Johnson, McCarron, Woods, Bush, Wayne, McNamee • 2nd Row — Standins: Hardin, Wajonhurst, Casey, Garman, Zook, McCrys- tal, McDonald, Ives, Pettee. months prior t o their final distribution. The presentation of rings by General Wilby at a brief ceremony and boodle fight at Cullum Hall terminated the functions of the Ring Committee. Its members took on their new chores as Gift Committee with Woods handing over the reins of leader- ship to McDonald. What can I send home for Christmas? This was the ques- tion answered by the new First Class Gift Committee. By selecting only the best of gifts from well-known concerns, the Gift Committee solved this problem for many members of the Corps. The banging of rings on the mess hall tables followed by an abrupt " At Ease! " , together with treasured Christmas gifts, miniatures, A pins, and class rings, are reasons enough for remembering the Ring and Gift Committee. J " 457 - iz: 1st Row— Left to Right: Burnside, Wood, Nelson, Cavanaugh • 2nd Row— Left to Right: Tate, Mallett, Jones. Iiu Moiel Active since 1909, the Bugle Notes Committee has provided a handbook to " poop " Fourth Chissmen with information which has made West Point tradition famous. The committee boasts of the circu- lation of fifty-five hundred copies yearly. Under the editorship of John Wood, assisted by Paul Nelson, Harrison Lobdell, and O. C. Major F. T. Devlin, Bugle Notes presented, Usmay history, monument, and building descriptions, the honor system, customs, traditions of the Academy, and thirtv-hve new illustratons of our highland home. 1st Row — Sitting: Lessey, Forssell Schwinn, Colladay, Herron, Dreier • 2nd Row— Standing: Wolf, Stroud, Jacobson, Kinney, Sharpe, Gingras. 3 eAate QluL The Debating Society with a membership ot o ' er one hundred and fifty members sponsored an active program of intercollegiate debating as well as a program of extemporaneous and impromptu speaking. Under the guidance of Captain Lipsky and president Tom Schwinn, West Point showed definite signs of regaining the pre-eminent position it had once held in Eastern speaking circles. Offering the oppor- tunity to " pop off " on a variety of subjects, the weekly club meeting have developed valuable talent which brought forth more laurels. 458 Although wartime fcstrictions upon communications somewhat hampered its program, the Cadet Radio Club was actively engaged in experimentation, theory, and code practice. Among the equip- ment maintained by the club was television receiver, a complete communication system, and much newly added Signal Corps equipment which proved to be of profound interest to the members. Club president Graham and the other " radio bugs " rounded out their season ' s activities by giving appre- ciated code instruction to air c.ulets and hv repairing worn-out equipment. .. fodi, :• We ' • :i M, ■!■:« Gi»J». jilU Supported by the largest active cadet enrollmenr, the Camera Club provided a valuable outlet for hobby enthusiasts throughout the Corps. Except for a few occasional floods, the tidy dark room contained communitv paper for the use of members and excellent facilities for developing and printing pictures successfully. With several solar enlarger batteries as well as 35 mm enlargers, the club dis- played the last word in equipment. By producing excellent photographs of the Corps ' activities, the memorable passing events were well preserved. a Gjfte ui euL Officers — Ives, Smith, Games. 459 ' ;!2 i GkeM. GluL Chess, simulated war on a chess board, contains all of the elements of battle, even the tried and true tactics of mass, security, and movement. It is no wonder that chess, truly a soldier ' s game, is popular at West Point. The Chess Club, founded in 1924, continued its activities by engaging the best teams of the country in successful competition. Qoj eiu With the best talent that the Academy has ever seen, the Golf Club recorded an unusually suc- cessful season for West Point this spring. Origin- ally formed to instruct cadets in the technique of playing under ninety, the club increased pro- ficiency greatly by practice on the Plain. The result of the club ' s effort was the winning of the Eastern Intercollegiate Golf Cup last year. The Polo Club carried its banners high for the second year of wartime polo at West Point. Its mission was to keep the spirit of our hard-riding cavalrymen alive until they would again be able to engage in intercollegiate contests. These horsemen, led by Sargent and Truscott, did a good job of trouncing the officers several times weekly. poJa euL i L I IP 3 ..■Pi -.illv sac- ; OrijiB- ;:;hiijac ■:iid pro- •,.::, The ■.:;of;ht Sheet eUL The addition of two new ranges greatlv en- larged the facilities of the Skeet Club which again had a large active membership. A new system of regular intra-club matches at which prizes of shooting jackets and sun glasses were awarded to victorious members did much to stimulate interest in the club. The club also participated in successful meets with teams from Floyd Bennett Field and other organizations. WcUe i Soccer GluL " Every cadet an athlete " — had caused cadet resourcefulness to form a water soccer club, the newest addition to the Corps ' clubs. Saturday afternoons were spent in scrimmage and " specking " plays by some fifty cadet members. Major R. L. Starr, twice Olympic swimmer contestant, added some of U. C. L. A. ' s rules for playing water soccer, thus providing more sport to the game and at the same time encouraging skilled participation. laiwot Skd, QluL When the winter winds were whistling and " gloom " grew unbearable, the Ski Club offered enjoyable recreation to ski enthusiasts. Under the guidance of Lt. Constant, the club worked industriously, bettering the slope and improving the tow facilities. A lodge off " C " slope provided comforting fires and hot beverages for members. Club inspiration brought forth the Winter Carnival that prom- ised to become aaother of the Corps ' cher- ished occasions. 461 .a A- To develop skill in handball and to create and promote interest in handball throughout the Corps IS the purpose of the Handball Club. The club ' s membership of more than forty men found that handball helped the gloom period pass more quickly. Numerous matches were played; and trips were taken to engage in competition with the best teams in the East, including the New York Athletic Club. S(f cuiU Glua For five vears the Squash Club had been main- tained for squash enthusiasts of the Corps. Afternoons were devoted to practice and to scheduled matches including intra-club as well as outside competition. The club competed against the Athletic and Harvard Clubs of New York City. The rungs of the ladder competition were kept warm with the spirited activity of Bease, Calder, Drake, and Baker. ( A r-i-p-p-1-e of muscle, a sigh of effort, the weights slowly inching upward; then a few more pounds added — heaving it upward again. The muscle men on the fourth floor of the West Gymnasium spend many hours phvsicallv bettering themselves, increasing their stamina and confidence in their physical make-up. New muscles were brought to their attention and old ones were strengthened in a determined manner. 462 |K •■■ ' Q: ilooiE ' ■ ' ' ■-. ' njtche ■■■• ' -• ' -ScDjaje ' ' - iCi ID tile Adikncaiil), HOLCOMB, J. F. WHITTINGTON HOLTZE JONES, J. H MORROW TRUXES Cross Country LANSING KNIGHT CONRAD CRAIG WILLIVER BISSELL CRAWFORD DOMBROWSKI LOHN McNAMEE PUCHRIK ARMSTRONG, D. U. HOWE BERGER TROXELL EKBERG JOSEY LaBOON McCONNELL, R. E. WAGONHURST GUDGEL ST. ONGE mtN D NGION J ,0 ARNOLD, A. V. MACKINNON WOODS, R. E. ST. ONGE HYNDS a ' AYERS LOMBARDO X - ' KENNA TROXELL STANOWICZ Wreitling GELINI HALLIGAN HAYES, R. E. RAFALKO HALL, D. S. DAMON EKBERG JACKSON, K. L. HALL, D. S. KENNA RAFALKO GROVES STITES BOETTCHER BROUGHTON, HARMAN MALLORy NELSON, D. T JONES, L. Mc. BROWN, J. F. CLARK, W. D. ARNOLD, A w •■ in . . El W 84 73 .B8 3pg 1st Row — St. Onse, Hall, Rafalko, Kenna, Lombardo, Hayes, R. E., Hallisan, Gelini, Lake, Arnold • 2nd Row — Sauer, Anderson, Wayne, Catarinella, Green, Stanowicz, Webb, Lockard, Saxby • 3rd Row — Sensanbaugher, Chabot, Bresnahan, Tucker, Gerometta, West, Davis, Raba • 4lh Row — LaMar, Nemetz, Minor, Taviel, Dobbs, Enos, Blanchard, Pitzer, Routt • 5th Row — Hynds, Biles, Coulter, Hayes, T., Foldberg, Poole, Fuson, Yancey, Pace. The 1944 football se.ison marked the climax of Armv ' s rise to the top of the football world. At the beginning of the season Coach Blaik, realizing the potentialities of the ma- terial assembled before him, told the members of the squad that he expected them to be the greatest team in the history of the Academv. As a fitting fulfillment of this prophecv, the rabble turned in a perfect season, the first since 1918. They were voted the " Team of the Year " and won the Lambert Trophy as Champion of the Eastern Conference. Colonel Blaik and his staff turned out two teams, one Col. Earl Blaik. COACH QU.eeAiecideA4. h A66 1st Row — McNamce, Martin, Benson 2nd Row— Burnell, Worthington. [ x UitSi An.mif 59 - O uli working under Capt.un Tom Lombardo ' s expert quarter- backing and the other under Doug Kenna ' s masterful force. This two-team svstem proved devastating, for when the season was over Armv had the two best teams in the coun- try. Much of the success of the team was due to the tre- mendous spirit developed among the players, a will to win that made them invincible. When each Saturday brought a higher score than the week before — 40, 50, 60, 70 points — the sports editors began to sit up and take noitcc; but thev decided Armv hadn ' t been tested vet. So Blaik and Co. More yet! 467 AoUo in the . 7. 0. Mule Riders — McMurdo, Mewborn, Keyes " A " Squad Coaches — Lt. Col. Andy Gustafson, Capt. Geo. WoodruFf, Col. Earl Blaik, Mr. Herman Hickman, Pfc. Stu Holcomb. waited to be tested. Duke, Notre Dame, Penn, Navy? No. not yet. Well, so that ' s why they were unable to run up 504 points to 35 — they weren ' t tested all year! Duke ' s Blue Devils alone were able to threaten at the half, but Army ' s tvpical second-half razzle-dazzle and power soon dispelled anv doubt about the outcome. Blaik ' s command of strategy was superb. Surprise, mobility, information of the enemy — they were all there. Kenna ' s team usually started the games and softened up the opposition for Lom- barJo and his " reserve. " However, in the Notre Dame game it was Kenna ' s excellent signal-calling that started aJ Doc heads (or paydirt. The " T " at work 468 Smiley " jukes " ' em Power-Blanchard ■|| the 59-0 rout by putting his team in front 20-0 in the first r ' « C jJ quarter. The two-team system could never have been suc- cessful had it not been for the steadying influence of Captain Lombardo on his plebe team. Ail-American honors went to Kenna, Stanowicz, Green, Davis, Blanchard, and Poole, while the whole team was AU-American from start to finish. Kenna carries. Big enough For a truck A M4t ' 6 to44. eA t ap pxi4 e t Fi 1st Row — Price, O ' Neill, Bailey, Parker, Ludlow Hippert, McCance, Milnor, Sibert, Knudson • 2nd Row — Nash, Richmond, Pefronc, Kren, Dombrowski, Dillard, Lish, Craig, Berry • 3rd Row — Edwards, Chynoweth, McWilliams, Bodie, McDougall, Davis, Land, Joy • 4th Row — Hartline, Broughton, Gayle, Johnson, Drury, Keehn, Kcan, Ray, Hankins. ffjM NSEEN and unsung was the " B " squad football team. • ' The primary purpose of the team was to furnish opposition for the varsity. Day in and dav out, these men rehearsed enemy plays for the benefit of " A " squad. How well they did their job is attested by the undefeated varsity record. " B " squad was no mean team in its own right. Playing a schedule of three games, it went undefeated and ranked among the top eighty teams in the nation. Our hats are off to " A " squad ' s toughest opponent . to iL_-. ' l|| 35 - ■■■ ■r ■■ 470 Wide open. Jimmy takes one for 15 yards. The annu.il Thankbi;iving D.i - grid cLish g.ivc die 1945 Engineer team its first victory since 1938. The battling Engineers led hy Mahin fought their wav to a 7-0 victory over Gatsis and his Goat eleven. In spite of Christenberry ' s pep rally, victory wagon, and brass band, the Goats failed to halt the Engineer advance. In the first period Ken Paape intercepted a long pass from " Big Jim " Maloney and ran 70 yards for the Engineer score. Further attempts by the Goats to tie the score were halted bv the superior " Hives. " Thev used to sav: " As the goats go, so goes Armv. " But we know th.it isn ' t true now, and it looks like a new tradition ! aaddaaadd yardage — as elusive as tenths. An.4fuf 23 " - A cuuf. 7 The held at Baltimore was a quagmire, but it didn ' t stop swivel- hipped Dale Hall from whipping his way 24 yards through the center of Navy ' s outclassed eleven for Army ' s first score. Doc Blanchard bulled his way through Jenkins and ten others for the second score; and then Glenn Davis streaked out on his " California Special " for the third. Stanowicz and Arnold demonstrated the true power of the cadet line by blocking a punt and nailing Hansen behind his goal line for a safetv and two more big points — 23-7! ■ ' ' ' Vsli the - " ■ W)te. Doc " •■■■- ' ■■im for tic ■ ' -- ' (Jlifotnia 1st Row — Kenna, Grossman, Ekberg, Hall, Damon, Dobbs, Nance • 2nd Row — Mr. Kelleher, coach, Gilbert, Davis, C. J., Criier, Reed, Poole, Rafaiko, Jackson, Lt. Col. Dawall • 3rd Row — Davis, G., Walterhouse, Hudspeth, Rogers, Jones, Tucker, Hamilton • (Absent— Lt. Col. Pfeiffer.) Dale Hall, Captain. Coach Kelleher. HSI[I8H[1 Dale Hall, the College King of Basketball, led his team through a swash-buckling power season that left fourteen stinging defeats on the records of the best in the sport. Coach Kelleher, ably assisted by Othcers-in-Charge Lt. Col. Dawak and Lt. Col. Pfeiffer, trained his squad with the old two-team system. The Kenna-Hall duet rained shots in from all angles and so completely dominated the forward end of the court as to qualify them for an All-Time Armv Five. The solid base of veterans from last year ' s undefeated team wore a scintillating crown of Manager Jackson. " T ,;;: louricea I -Ti .-ot ID lie spott. ■■;-:; I- Col ..vdttie ;-:jivn ot yearlings and plehes. Defensively Damon and Dobbs gath- ered in the rebounds and fed them down the court with lightning speed. This quintet ran Army ' s winning streak to twenty-seven over a three-year period to set West Point on the Eastern Intercollegiate pinnacle. The most exciting game of the year was played on the home court against Yale. With 40 seconds to go in the last quarter, Yale led 43-42; but Bobby Dobbs tapped in a rebound to clinch the game and drown the final whistle in the uproar from the cheering fe ' s turn. Deception by Red and Bil BASKETBALL Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army . SCORE . 70 . 65 . 48 . 67 . 33 . 60 . 73 . 44 . 71 . 79 . 56 . 52 . 54 . 54 .. 50 OPPONENT SCORE Swatthmore 36 Colgate 38 Columbia 31 Princeton 34 Penn State 28 U. S. Coast Guard ... 51 West Virginia 47 Yale 43 University of Pittsburgh 51 Rochester 42 St. Johns 39 University of Pennsylvania 61 N. y. U 51 University ot Maryland 34 Navy 48 section. A few injuries and .1 " hiu " Pcnn tc.im (avengini; th.u toorh.ill iii.iss.icre) kept the Cadets from another clean sweep; but even the best occasionally slip. But the most notable achievement of the season took place in An- napolis when EJ Kcllehcr ' s hard-driving team captured the Eastern court championship for the second year in a row by whippmg the Middies 50-48 before a crowd of 5,000 persons in |am-packed Dahlgren Hall. KOi. IHCK The Plcbe bibles will currv for man - years to come the impression left bv the ' 45 track team, whose highest honors go to that unforgettable mile relay team — Conrad, Conor, Whittington, Morrow, and Berger. Academy records fell as this unbeatable quintet of smooth-running athletes blue ribboned its way through the Penn Relays, Millrose Games, and IC4A championships. Coach Novak trained his cadets in the refrigerated Field House — maybe they ran so fast to keep warm. Our disappointment was that they com- peted five times awav from the Academv, but thev reaped their just reward in New York — both before and after the meets. Not to be outdone by New York as host to the nation ' s top runners, the AAA inaugurated one of their own — the West Point Relays. However, we are not displeased to an- nounce that thev didn ' t fulfill the duties of host as politelv as E. Post requires. Of the twelve events listed, nine went to Army including three new relav distances of 1200, 2400, and 3600 yards. Lt. Stickel, who coached the sprinters all year, highlighted the day with an exhibition 60 yard hurdle time of 06.8. Dick Newell, one of his proteges, followed 1st R 2 G Coach Novak and Jerry Morrow, Captain. t- K f - t -- ' % n I ' i c t r Ber3er, Morrow, Conor, Conrad. 76 Dartmouth 24 First Place West Point Relays Second Place N. A. A. U. First Place IC4A Army again his example with an :06.2 second 60 vard dash — just .1 second off the world ' s record. The year-round success of Army ' s powerful trackmen lay primarily in the consistent performances of such veterans as Capt. Morrow in the hurdles, Berger in the quarter. Knight in the half, Truxes in the 2-mile, Lansing and Hol- comb in the pole vault, and Dombrowski and Troxell in the weights; and the added spark that super-charged the rabble came from brilliant showing in any and every event when the chips were down — bv sprinter Max Minor, relay- man Conor, hurdler Christensen, shot putter Blanchard, and jumpers high and low Crawford and McNamee. During the Millrose Games occurred the outstanding example of Morrow to Berger — the Final lap is on 479 p Ralph Davis and a long heave. courage and stamina of the sports vear. Jerrv Morrow in the Army-Navy Relay hit a new board at the Garden and crashed to the floor on his chin. With his chin cut open, his face, hands, and legs scraped cruelly, he scrambled to his feet and ran with renewed determination until he crossed the hnish Imc, where he collapsed again — game to the end. The sun brought not onlv a portent of Spring, but an mvigorated host of champions. Without the confines of a walled track, the team opened up new bursts of speed and strength. Memories of a victory over Navy in the IC4A and the thought of Graduation must have added " W ' ogo Zip " to their diet of broken records. The Class of 1945 burned a glowing mcmorv in the Army track annals that will always remain in the cinders of the North Athletic Field Stadium. Christensen and La ' Mar over the fences. H I 480 Morrow and La Mar over the high Berger takes the quarter mile 481 1st Row — LdMartc, McConncll, Lccpcr, Hennessey, Capka, Janeczek, ZiMmcr, Nixon, Joscy • 2nd Row — Lt. Stable, Lombardo, Wagonhutst, Nance, LaBoon, Sprinkle, Chabot, Marben, Capt. Amen • 3rd Row — Crowley, E. F., Walterhouse, Kinney, R. M., Lund- holm, Cairns, Jones, G. M. • 4th Row — Gudgel, Richmond, Jungerheld, Malony, J. L., Jackson, S. A. • Kneeling — Jerry Travis, batboy. urn Capka, Captain, and Captain Amen, Coach. The season ' s schedule looked like something; a semi-pro club would encounter, but it certainly didn ' t prove too much for the Army nine to handle. In fact. Coach Amen used the professional opposition to great advantage in training his men to a high-calibre team, with only one defeat to mar its collegiate record. After getting in shape against the Dodgers and Giants (and almost losing several men on contract to Durocher) Army ran over all the college competitors without much difficulty, except Dartmouth, who handed the rabble its one set-back. Hennessey, Capka, Josey, and Chabot worked together as an air-tight infield with plenty of batting power; while Nance, McConnell, and Leeper, who make the wide open spaces beyond second just as tight, formed a major section of the slugging staff. LaBoon and Wagonhurst effectively handled most of the pitching assignments. The other end of the battery, Janeczek and St. Onge, caught almost any- thing that came their way and kept up a peppy stream of chatter that made the team more of a heads-up outfit than ever before — ready to meet Navy during June Week. With a good record behind them, the Armv nine paved Crabtown a visit and returned with numerous and varied unauthorized articles of Navy clothing. Beating .1 great Navv team 8-2 bv determination and power w.is in itself enough to make the vear successful. ! 482 Other points of great progress noticed by the officer and cadet spectators were the snappy changes between innings, heads-up base running, and spirited chatter of the infield. All these added lo make the team better to watch and har- der to beat. With Captain-elect Josev bringing back St. Onge, McConnell, Chabot, Kinney, LaDoon, and a host of reserves with him, the ' 45 season shoidd even top the ' 44 performance. Laboon beats it out. Nance connects . . . . for a hit . . . . . . and starts the long trot 484 He ' s out Josey to Hennessey. The Arm " dusts himself off. 485 - !2I I CIISSl Armv cnjoved one ot the most successful seasons in its la- crosse history. For the hrst time we won the W ' lngate Trophy, s ' mbolic of supremacy in intercollegiate circles, and placed Donaldson, Broughton, and Groves on the All- America First Team. Three others, Cushman, Ha m.m, and Harman made the All America Second Team. With eight lettermcn returning as a nucleus. Coach Touchtone, ably assisted by Major " Woody " Wilson and Captain Yeilding, built a club termed by the Baltimore Sun as " one of the finest teams evet developed at the Point ... " Army ' s hard-striking close attack of Yearlings, Harman, Groves, and Stites, paced the offense, chalking up a total of over 70 goals for eight games, with Groves establishing a new individual scoring mark of 30 tallies. Two midfields of almost equal strength and a rugged defense sparked by Captain Cushman and Captain-elect Broughton, rounded out West Point ' s 1944 edition of the Indian pastime. From the opening whistle against Swarthmore, as the " Supe " scampered to the safety of the sidelines, till the final second of stick slinging with Princeton during June Week, the plav was marked with that spirit and fight typical o f Armv contact sports. More than a few thrills were ex- perienced as the rabble bowled over all opponents except a 1st Row— Flynn, Donaldson, Stites, Harman, Cushman, McCoy, Groves, Broughton, L. B., Bocttcher, Arnold • 2nd Row— Capt. Yeild- ing, Hayman, Reynoldson, Wicr, Jones, Lunney, Carter, Mallory, Wolf, Montague, Coach Touchtone • 3rd Row— Almquist, Wells, Nelson, Devens, Kelty, Dingeman, Erienkotter, McCunniff • 4th Row — Dravo, Hartline, Halligan. 1 486 ■ ' t!icAI!- -3.:ij.!KDiial •-: ' -1cWkI, Wlor-Cipiyiillt • ' :.- M, Archie pours on the coal. Army Army Army Army Army Army Army Army THE SCOREBOARD LACROSSE OPPONENT Swarthmorc Penn State SCORE . 17 14 7 14 9 3 7 21 John Hopkins Penn State Cornell John Hopkins Navy Princeton SCORE 1 8 2 7 6 5 3 powerful Hopkins Club composed of former col- lege stars. However, compensation was more than gained against the Navv, for Army upset a favored Middle ten for the national championship. After trailing at the outset, the Cadet stickmen suddenly sprang to life, played inspired lacrosse to pile up a 1-1 lead, and then successfully with- stood a determined hut futile Navy bid for victory in the last quarter. Cushman moves in. 487 488 iifiSL m !, % ' nii ' tm !A. m Barney and Dick take over. 489 :y- LESSEY FAGG ZOOK PACE BUSH TAYLOR CALDER CROSS COBB, H. L. MICHALAK STICK McCULLOCH ZELLER BARTRON McMURRAY EDWARDS, J. K. BLESSE GLYNN HUNT ARGO AVERILL McBRIDE, R. W. NUSBAUM McDonald, m SPRAGINS, C. E. TREESTER BROWNELL TRUBY GROSS CROCKETT CHICKERING CARRION WORTHINGTON ESTILL STEELE JONES, W. A. DAY STUART 490 A - r u-i n BENNETT CLARK, C. W. CAMPBELL, R. W. SARGENT CASTLEN FINK COOKMAN LINDSAY INGHAM McCUNNIFF LOUDERMILCH SAWYER BRISCOE MALONY FOWLER, D. E. ROCHFORT FEE HIPPERT GIVENS BRIGGS MORAN, W. K. CASEY RANKIN MARSTON SKELTON SMITH, R. L. EDWARDS, L. 1. CARTER, W. VALPEY DWORSHAK HERMAN DRAKE, W. W ROBINSON, F. W. BARBER THOMAS, D. H, McCHRYSTAL McGUINNESS MEHNER 491 1st Row — Maj. McAneny (Coach), Zook, Lessey, Trustin, Zeller, Calder (Capt.), Cobb, Blesse, Bush, Elkey, Hunt, WOJG Palone (Assf Coach) • 2nd Row — Benedict, Spragins, McCarthy, Quanti, Baugh, Hale, McMurray, Fitipatrick, Averill, Herman, Norris • 3rd Row— Malley, Newell, Moses, Sheffcr, Hall, Wilson, Blum, Day, Woiencraft, Kimball • 4th Row— Whitson, Stick, Eichenberg, Tyree. Crowley, Thomasset, Isbell, McCullen, Wolfe, Wcsolowski • 5th Row — Janis, Finley, Memminger, Chapman, Strain, Williams, Coleman, Pvt. Thom (Trainer). I 1 SICtlfi Calder, Capt., Major G. F. McAneny, Coach, Nusbaum, Manager. An overtime with Dartmouth and a lucky goal by Navy cost the soccer team its bid for an undefeated season. More indicative of Calder ' s powerful squad is the 29 scores for with only 6 against. Coach McAneny tried his men in every spot from center forward to goalie till he collected a rugged first string and a wealth of reserves for every position. Calder sparked the forward line, which included Wozen- craft, McMurray, Zeller, and Averill; and backing him up were All-American Cobb, Big Stick, and Cal Benedict. Lessey and the two 88-minute men Zook and Blesse, were the backbone of an almost impenetrable defense. Their teamwork was excellent (if a little rough) as Navy ' s star Calisto found out, much to his discomfort. The improve- ment of the team ' s ability was evidenced by its remarkable performance against the British Navy aggregate in a prac- tice game. The endurance and speed of the Pointers com- pletely outclassed the deft sailors, most of whom were raised on Association Football. Nearly every game was played on a rain-soaked and slippery field, but the team loved it. Even the mighty Penn State champions were powerless in a sea of mud, as Henry Stick from his half-back position kept their forwards swimming in it. Beat Navy 1945! 492 i .1 C THE SCOREBOARD J j SOCCER Army Army Army Army Army Army A,my Army SCORE 5 OPPONENT R P. I SCORE 2 brown Dartmouth . . . Yale Penn State . . . Temple Coast Guard .... Navy 1 . -- Cobb slips one by. CI Backing up Captain Art Truxcs, the (irst Arm - man in almost every race, the cross country team made an impres- sive score for the season. Army was credited with two per- fect scores and two meets in which only one opposing runner finished in the first five. The team won the Heptagonals with ease, but, however, lost to Navy by a heartbreaking score of 48-43. The returning members are looking forward to the next season, and a victorv over Navy. THE SCOREBOARD CROSS COUNTRY OPPONENT SCORE Columbia . . . . 40 Coast Guard . . . 38 N. y. U. . . . . 36 c. c. N. y. . . AO First Place Heplagonal Second Place IC4A Army 48 Navy 43 Art Truxes, Captain. 1st Row — Knauss. Conrad, McCulloch, Doyle, Sheppard • 2nd Row — Irwin, Tucker, F. B. • 3rd Row — Armstrong, McCue, Fischer, Jones, J. H., Truxes, Bahensky, Patmly, Coach Novak. 494 ■I • ' -it ■ ' • " " ritotlicn U .... 35 cur .. (0 43 «-m U n TfAt, 1st Row — Dimond (Coach), Tinoco, Jones, Stuart, Carrion (Captain), Bush, Daoust, Butler • 2nd Row — Mason, Stewart, Tomlinson, Poe, Crockett, Shattuck, Home, Captain Rorick • 3rd Row — Huddleston, Estill, Miller, Garrabrants, Gee. ffMC I THE SCOREBOARD FENCING u West Point ' s oldest sport c.ime throui h with traditional honors amid a clash of steel and not a few broken blades. Joe Carrion ' s spectacular winning streak led the way in foil; and Stuart, Estill, Jones, and Crockett responded with victories in saber and sword that left the opponents only cuts and welts to show for the en- counter. Dimond ' s superbly orthodox coaching produced a first class 1st Class outfit that left the left-handed opposition bewildered and defeated. Z 495 T eiiii Coach Billv Cavanaugh ' s squad room resounded with the thumping of leather against canvas all week, hut when Saturday rolled around it was flesh, not canvas, and it paid dividends in a string of victories against all comers except the perennially powerful Coast Guard. Dave Fink cap- tained the veteran sluggers of the lighter weights — Garvin, Felices, Alfonso, Conner, and Jordan — to consistent wins. Castle, Hippert, and Cairns handled the opposing sluggers with an exhibition of better conditioning and training, but occasionally lost one to more experience. The Yearlings and Plebes pressed the first Classmen hard for the positions on the starting line-up, with the result that each weight was backed up threefold by an eager, hard-working, hard-hit- ting outfit. They were occasionally out-boxed but never out-fought. Major Pillshurv as officer-in-charge was .1 great asset to the coaching staff. He gave timely tips and ringside advice that kept the men using that heads-up style typical of Army boxers. Fink, Major Pillsbury 1sl Row— Maloney (Mgr.), Marvin, Rochfort, FinU (Capt.), Major. PilUbury, Hippert, Rehm, Marriot • 2nd Row — Franz, deTreville, Castle, Routt, Yancey, Mossy, Arnold, Cairns • 3rd Row — Ickler, AKonso, Jordan, Doolittie, Felices, Connor. 496 1st Row — Fuller, Rankin, Edwards, Fee (Capt.), Stanowicz, Land • 2nd Row — Valpey (Mgr), McBride, Cameron, Slockdale, McKinney, Green, Stidham, Capt. Appleton (Coach). WI[SI[II Army ' s grapplers added an undefeated season and two East- ern Intercollegiate Champions to the banner sports year of 1945- Captain Fee brought back a host of veterans in every weight class from last year ' s team, with the result of keener competition for varsity positions than for pay on Saturday afternoons. Coach Appleton kept the squad grunt- ing and sweating so long every afternoon that he had to put an electric dryer to work on the mat at least twice a week. But working yields proportionate returns in wrest- ling as in Ecnomics. Proof: Look at the shut-outs and near shut-outs in the box score. Big Joe Stanowicz took all laurels in winning th e Eastern Heavyweight Crown for the second straight year. Remember that 285-pound behemoth from Penn Joe picked up like a sack of llour, mixed with water, and pasted to the floor? Bob Land came through with the other title at 175 pounds, while Stockdale repeated as runner-up in the 165-pound class. It was a championship team th.it realh ' knew how to throw its weight around. Valpey, Manaser, Fee, Captain, Capt. Appleton, Coach. 498 «■ - -jcrcsiiliof ■ Mf py OB .;iKyto .; [OOli jll V fpf ' ll ■ THE SCOREBOARD a WRESTLING Army . Army . Army . Army . Army . Army . Army . SCORE OPPONENT 29 Muhlenberg SCORE 5 . 36 Columbia . 23 University of Penn . . 11 . 16 Penn S ' ate 12 . 19 Vale 9 . 27 U. S. Coast Guard . . 5 26 Lehigh University . . PICTURES • Reward for daily sweat • Advan tage — Army • Movin ' in • Joe ' s specialty. ■ V McGuinness, Robinson, Maj. Mercer, Ll. Col. Leonard. Army — THE SCOREBOARD PISTOL OPPONENT SCORE Tufts 1187 Coast Guard Academy . 1274 Tufts 968 Notre Dame 1268 Coast Guard Academy . 1246 lllowa League Matcti . . . (Academy Secord) Navy 1314 — • Undefeated in the past two years ' intercollegiate competi- tion, never defeated by Navy, the pistol team was perfected by Colonel Leonard and Major Mercer. Frazier and Herman were pacemakers, their skill being aided by Captain Robin- son, Thomas, and Sykes. Housed down in unknown depths of the South Gymnasium, the team created both records and memories — Tufts — Boston — The Green Pagoda. An Arm ' te.mi— another victorvover Navv — an excellent record. Isl Row — Dunham, Biggs, Webber, Fortier, Sargent, Wfiite, Morgan, McCuen, Gilliam • 2nd Row — Pickett, Hobson, Waggener, Lamp, Noble, fiazer, Robinson (Capl.), Herman, Morrison, Tfiomas, McGuin- ness, Alfano • 3rd Row — Lt. Col. Leonard (Coach), Heimcrl, Clark, Barth, McClure, Heiberg, Blum, Fryberger, Andrews, Murphy, Fitz- gerald, Bennett, Dingeman, Lyon, Haskell, Maj. Mercer. 500 ' :r Pijodi, An . ' .TijlJnitrjfd. •- t- Hid, MajM, •■•■i ' B, Ljup, ■!i McGiin- m tani Mnpliy, Fit 1 St Row — Insham, Nusbaum, Wirries, Bennet, Fowler, Cookman, Castlen Pratt, R. U. • 2nd Row— Lt. Wise, Lt. Col. Moorman, McBride, B. R., Plummer, Cramer, H. G., Throckmorton, Armstrong, Melo, Skladzien, Briscoe • 3rd Row — Hill, Dickson, Carr, Jank, Garrett, Malley, Brown, Patton, R. E., Hume, While. THE SCOREBOARD RIFLE SCORE Army 1379 Army Army Army Army Army Army 1364 1400 1363 1390 1384 1381 OPPONENT SCORE N. y. U 1301 U. S. Coast Guard . 1372 Yale 1285 M. I. T 1295 Brooklyn P. I. . . 1255 U. S. Coast Guard . 1366 Navy 1398 Off to a slow but victorious start, the members of the rifle team settled down to the same consistent high standards of recent years. Paced by Captain Bennet, Cookman, and Dickson, all returning from last year ' s record-breaking group, the expert marksmen well represented the Corps in this military art. Many an afternoon was spent in long practice, but the results were evidenced in the creditable performances Ingham, Castlen, and other members gave. 1 Lt. Col. H. N. Moorman, 0(ficer-in-Charge, Bennet, Capf. Briscoe, Mgr., Lt. Wise, Coach. T a: 502 1 si Row — Robb, Lange, Paschall, Worfhington, Blazina. Wolf, Meadows • 2nd Row — Mason, Lobdell, Chickering, Lt. Maloncy (Coach), Gfoss (Capt.), Maj. Roy, Day, Dabncy, Quinn • 3rd Row — Crorin, Steininger, White, Lane, Asmus, Farr, Fagg, Woods, Short, Robin- son, Lester (Mgr.). mmwu Don Gross climaxed Ins third season as West Point ' s out- standing gymnast in captaining Army ' s victorious per- formers through seven meets. His consistent wins on the high bar and P-bars set the squad on the right track to amazing success. Chickering will probably he signed up bv Ringling Bros, for his breath-taking feats on the rings. Steel brought back memories of Richardson with his speed up the rope at the 4-secotui mark. Steve Day and yearlings Gross, Capt. Maj. Roy, Lester (Mgr.) Lt. Maloney (Coach). «■ Bl.i iii.i .mk! Quiiiii t;.i c the outlii the aided stability and qu.ilit that meant a siiuu)[licrjxrfuniiancc than a pre-war car usiny cth l gas. Ci)ach Maloncy ' s boys rounded out a perfect season by bludgeoning Navv with six. firsts an.! a score of 63} to 32 i. • ' ■ THE SCOREBOARD GYMNASTICS OPPONENT SCORE Jersey City R. C 23 4 Brooklyn Central Y. M. C. A. . 20 ' 2 New York Turners 17 Germantown y. M. C. A. ... 43 ' 2 23rd Street y. M. C. A. ... 30 ' 2 New York Turners 22 Navy 321 2 • MMII Evidencing the tact that their undefeated season was not due entirely to war-weakened opposition, the new Eastern Intercollegiate champions broke Academy records in four events: Captain Glynn in the 440 (4:58.9), Van Deusen in the 150 backstroke (1 :43.2), Thayer ' s remarkable 100 C:52.0) set against Navv, and a 400 relay composed of McBride, LaMar, Thaver and Glynn, who sped to identical timings of 3:34.5 against Yale and Navy. Strength in depth char- acterized dynamic Major R. L. Starr ' s well-conditioned team throughout the season. THE SCOREBOARD SWIMMING 64 53 60 65 64 44 51 60 44 OPPONENT Pennsylvan Princeton Colgate ■ Duke . . Btown Yale . . Columbia U. S. Coast Guard Navy SCORE 11 22 15 10 11 31 19 15 31 Treester, Mgr., Maj. Starr, Coach, Glynn, Capt. 1st Row — Edwards, Thayer, McBride, Glynn, Hickey, McDonald, Treester • 2nd Row — Carter, Stewart, Dillard, Truby, Gait, Burnell, Pohl, Gay • 3rd Row — Maj. Starr, Boyd, Dodd, Van Deusen, LaMar, Giebel, Greene, B. D., Oiier • 4th Row — Deehan, Borg, Sandman, Nash, Burke, Treadwell, Hayes, Green, E. B. DIVERS Ozicr, McDonald, Gay, Capt. Roth (Diving Coach), Greene, Dillard, Nash, Giebel. V1 W Ready and waitins. 505 2! ARMY 10 10. IPERIOD T 1st Row — Drinkwater, Schlottcrbeck, O ' Conncll, West, Arnold, Crowley • 2nd Row — Col. Lutz, Coach, Patton, Montague, Strong, Moses, Dcvens, Kinney, Marston, Pvt. Thorn, Smith • 3rd Row — Maloney, Lee, Dworshak, Whiltington, Casey, Capt,, Briggs, McColloch, Carter, Wayne • 4th Row — Colburn, Snyder, Cerow, Lewando. Cl[! Casey of ' 45 went to bat and cracked out a triple; the Dart- mouth Indians kept it from being a homer; but with Yale listed twice on the losing side of the ledger for the first time since ' 20 the season was more than a success. As Casey, Briggs, and Wayne drove back attacks as successfully as Whittington, Crowley, and Drinkwater were pushing them through on the forward end, the team showed a fighting finesse in its string of seven. Smith, Mgr., Casey, Capt., Lt. Col. Lutz, Coach. THE SCOREBOARD HOCKEY OPPONENT SCORE Cornell 1 Dartmouth ... 5 Yale 2 Cornell 4 Yale 2 Dartmouth .... 5 Jamaica Hawks . 6 Westchester Vikings 5 506 gg g g I THE SCOREBOARD M TENNIS OPPONENT c. c. N. y. . . . R. p. I Colgate Swarthmore . . . Cornell Yale U. of Pittsburgh . Brooklyn College ■ Columbia . . . . N. y. U. . . . Princeton . . . . Navy SCORE 2 Daniel, Capt.,- Mr. Chambers, Coach. Captain Charlie Daniel ' s experience and steadiness enabled him to shape his squad of wrestlers, football, basketball, and baseball players into a battling tennis team, and to lead them to a highly successful 1944 season. The dynamic Kenna-Hall combination set the opponents rocking, while Sandow Wood ' s comebacks and Bobby Faas ' flawless stroking demoralized them; Emerson and Grace gave the team the added stability that meant quality plus a string of vic- tories. Princeton was good but Navy had the luck of the Irish. 1st Row — Burnette, Wood, Emerson, Chambers, Faas, Lusk, Anderson • 2nd Row — Eisenhower, Lt. Col. Dance, Hall, Kenna, Daniel, Steele, Grace, Mr. Chambers, Ll. Col. Stauffer, Lt. Col. PfeiKer. -ictlieDatt- -.:stitliYak -:hc6raiK ... i Cwy, .ioskh as - ..•.rutotiliei XOiE .. 507 Siftins — Col. Fenton, Gen. Honnen, Col. Wheal. Standins — Col. Jones, Col. Stamps. Have you ever wondered what ' s behind those three letters on your undershirt you ' re always getting reported for? I don ' t mean just the Army Athletic Association, for at the head of this large organization is the AAA Board — General Honnen, Colonel Wheat, Colonel Fenton, Colonel Stamps, and Colonel " Biff " Jones. On their shoulders rest the re- sponsibility and credit for the outstanding program of intercollegiate and intramural athletics of the Corps. Un- der their direction the coaches are chosen, contests sched- uled, uniforms and equipment provided, and insignia awarded. Their interest in organized athletics of the Acad- emy has led to the adoption and financing of our tremendous intramural program — " Every man an athlete " is their slogan, and they make it more than mere words. Even the transportation to the football games is under their direction. This winning year is their pride as it is our glory .... ■ I Col. L. McC. 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Airplanes — The Packet, tlie Gunner, the Forwarder, the Cor- nell — planes built to perform specific jobs w ell. Al-Fin — a process that chenii- eallv bonds aluminum to steel. I sed in making the famous AL-FIiS cylinders for more efli- cient cooling. Duramold — A process which lends strength and stiffness to low density materials. Used in making plastic-bonded parts of complex curvatures for aircraft. i AIRCHILD ENGINE AND AIRP ROCKEFELLER PLAZA RongerAircrafl Engine! Division, Foriningdde. 1. 1. Subsidiary: Al-Fin Corporolion, New York, N. Y • Alllliotei Sirt hild Aircraft Division, Hogerslown, Md. LANE CORPORATION YORK 20, N. Y. Duramold Division, Jamestown, N. Y. lO! Corporation. New York, N. Y. 533 534 Hi %I . {Reading Time: 3f Secomh) 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. asoo Room Ikod ' 25% DISCOUNT: Members of all branches of the armed forces will receive this discount on regular rate room accommodations. 535 Jk r! No. 1241 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 quaHty . . . 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 ' 5 jgjgQI ' N through any P. X. The Stetson Shoe C ompany, Inc., South Weymouth 90, Massachusetts. STETSON SHOES . . . More by the Pair . . . Less by the Year 536 ■ ■■■ Hi lum [ i«yw ' The Douglas A-26 Invaders are helping to carry the fight to the enemy. Beechcrafters are building complete wing assemblies, including engine nacelles and flaps, for the deadly A-26; in addition to the production of Beechcrafts for our Armed Services and those of our Allies. Beechcrafters are carrying a greater War Production load than ever before, but are proud to make this worthwhile extra contribution to early Victory. They ask the indulgence of prospective peacetime Beechcraft customers for their complete preoccupation with produc- tion for Viaory. To the thousands of Beechcrafters in the Armed Services, and to all other service men and women everywhere, they send greetings and repledge themselves to do everything and anything within their power to bring Victory at the earliest possible moment. B F F C H C R A F T S •IRE DOING r H F I R FART AV " Vk!) « I C H I ircra c o K p o K .1 r o V r A. KANSAS, V . S. A. 537 i: lb to the Corps . . . Congratulations . . . — good work, well-done — ideals, well - developed — d tradition, well-earned. THE NEWER Jelleff ' s ' ashinston, D. L. l to Se uUci OFFICERS Army - Navy - Marine Corps - Coast Guard AUTOMOBILES • LOANS • AIRCRAFT • UNIFORMS Loans can be arranged by wire. Idler or telephone, and all reiiaesis are (liven prompl and understanding consideration. FEDERAL SERVICES FINANCE CORP. " ome Officer 718 Jackson Place Washington, D. C. BRANCH OFFICES Long Beach, California Ocean Center Building Warrington, Florida Carpenter Building J 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 sup- ply their needs as well as those of the Corps and other military schools through- out the Nation. Hillerich Bradsby Co., Inc., Louisville 2, Kentucky. LOUISVILLE SLUGGER BATS FOR BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL 538 c)% ce STEEL SERVES THE GUNS WITH IWILUOWS OF SHELLS Steel moves along shell production lines in a smooth, continuous flow. Each operation brings it nearer the size and shape used to drench the enemy with destruction — at lowest cost in American lives. Converting steel into many different types of shells by the millions calls for adaptability of resources and equipment, for ability of man- agement to solve new production problems quickly, and for resource- fulness of men and women workers in mastering new skills and methods. The American ivill to do — at J L and throughout the steel and allied industries — is such that the shell program keeps pace with the chang- ing needs of the armed forces and supplies the guns as the gunners serve them — swiftly, accurately, with devastating effectiveness. Jones Laughlin Steel Corporation CONTROLLED OUALITY STEEL FOR WAR BIG SHELLS SAVE LIVES " Black Panther, " invasion pin-up gun, is .111 . rmy Ordnance 8-inch 23-lon mobile weapon that fires 256 pounds of steel and liigh explosive a distance of 20 miles so ac- curately it will drop its big shells " right on the courthouse steps. " This gun out-ranges Germans ' best gun by 2 miles, fires shell loo lbs. heavier. Half the tot.il production of strcl shells is being made in Pittsburgh Ord- n:incc District for the " Black Panther " and the 14-ton, 8-in. howitzer on wheels, nia.x- inuim range 10 miles. Cannon derives from " kanna, " Greek for tube, liter.ill}- a hollow reed, like bamboo. Drenching the enemy with big shells to save American lives was theme of a demonstration- (imference Army Ordnance Chiefs recently held with other shell manufacturers at McKeesport (Pa.) Works of Jones Laughlin , ' iteel Corporation. Led by Maj. Gen. Levin H. Campbell, Chief of Ordnance, and Brig. Gen. R. E. Hardy, Chief, . ' mmunition P) ranch, the party inspected plant where I ' onib line was converted to artillery 8-in. shell line (see illustration) in record time. Propaganda shot to enemy in howitzer shells is working to break Axis morale, the .irniv reports. 105mm shells, (over 3 million produced in J L McKeesport Works), are timed to burst over enemy territory, scatter- ing printed leaflets telling truth about war. They are well received, prisoners report. Gun barrel got its name from 14th century Flemish weapons made of iron strips fash- ioned into long tubes and bound by hoops, like wine casks or barrels. First gun using powder was built in Flanders about 1 3 14. Called " fire pot, " it was shaped like a vase, shot heavy, 4-sided, iron-headed arrows, was fired by wary gun- ner with lighted taper, who touched priming powder — and ran. Gunpowder not Chinese invention, in opinion of many historians. Some give credit now to Roger Bacon, English author and .ilchemlst (1214-1292). First shell forgings for this war made on an upsetter were produced by J L .Miquippa Works in 1940 for British 6-inch shell. Losing peace-time machinery without con- version, these forgings effected a substantial saving of steel. .Aliquippa and Pittsburgh Works of J L, as well as McKeesport Works, .ire furnishing great quantities of bomb cas- ings, shell blanks and fragmentation bombs. " He shall flee from the iron weapon and the bow of steel sh.all strike him through " (Job, 20, Oxford Bible) is one of few refer- ences in Scriptures to these metals applied to weapons of war. This prediction of startling timeliness foretells that: " The triumphing of the wicked is short. Though his height mount up to the heavens and his head reach into the clouds, yet he shall perish forever. .-Xnd the earth shall rise up against him. " 539 m } THOUSANDS OF ARMY VEHICLES USE SINCLAIR LUBRICANTS in your car use SINCLAIR OPALINE MOTOR OIL SEE YOUR SINCLAIR DEALER THE HIGH STANDARD MANUFACTURING CO., INC. MANUFACTURERS OF SMALL ARMS MACHINE GUNS SUB-MACHINE GUNS PI[STOLS NEW HAVEN • • CONNECTICUT 540 Hot Dogs sizzling from the grill, a toasted roll and lots of French ' s Mustard — there ' s a combination men go for! This finer mustard has a delightfully different flavor — just try a jar and see! French ' s is the per- fect mustard to serve with meats and cheese. Never harsh or biting, it brings out rf the good meat flavor. SMOOTHER, CREAMIER, TASTES BHTER! BROOKS BROTHERS ' MODERN SERVICE IS A TRADITION NOW 127 YEARS OLD NKW AND OLD are linked in our modern up-to- the-minute i ractice and centur -()ld tradition of service to Army Officers. During five wars and through all the years of peace since our founding in IcSlS, vc have supplied Uniforms and .Accessories that have not only earned us recognition as Military Outfitters, but have also added greatly to our gen- eral prestige and reputation. Everything neeticd is available at one soinxe. Everjthing measures up to Brooks Brothers ' dependable standards of quality. And Service is unsurpassed. Supplementing our New " ' ork store— our Branch Shops in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Travelling Representatives else- where, and Mail Order service all over the world make Brooks Brothers conveniently accessible at all times, everywhere. A discouut of 10% is allowed to Of ken and Cadets at the United States Military Academy |ifiV5 furni hincis. Mats Cr il|0f5 OFFICERS ' UNIFORMS, SUPPLIES AND ACCESSORIES 346 MADISON AVENUE, COR. 44TH STREET, NEW YORK I 7, N. Y. I WALL ST., NEW YORK 5, N. Y. • 46 NEWBURY ST., BOSTON I 6, MASS. 710 PACIFIC MUTUAL BUILDING, LOS ANGELES 14, CAL. I02I-III SUTTER STREET BUILDING, SAN FRANCISCO 4, CAL. 541 ■Tli A IPP WHAT W E REALLY luM MAKE I S T I M E A Q WHIPS TIME AT 371 BASES A base is a place to strike from. Time IS of the essence, especiallv when the bases have to be built all over the world. Wemention the statistical fact thatRobertson products and Robertson service were used to cut •■activating " time at 371 militarv bases simply to point up an idea that we hope all our friends will understand about us. W ' Mt ire really nnike is Time . . . i„ the erection of Robertson Protected Metal (RPM) roofing cm! sidiug, Robertson Q-Floors. Q-Wulls Q-Deck, etc. ' These are some of the products vou can buv from us. What you will get with ' them is the Robertson Q-Ingredient, the complete engineer- ing service, the detailing to the last bok, the factory scheduling, the fast site erection, which will save you time and money. HHROBERTSON COMPANY PITTSBURGH 1 « ' I ■ O-FtOORS • Q. PANELS OVENTS • OBUIKHEADS • Q.DECK 542 IM J Miniature Rings The original hand-carved steel dies for Class Rings, Miniature Rings and Class Crests of the various Classes of the United States Military Academy, since their adoption, are on file in this Establishment . . . from which lost Rings and Crests may be replaced A special Department is maintained for those wito may wish to make purc.liases by mail Inquiries inriled. i-:st(Misheii in:v2 1 21 8 Chestnut Street Philadelphia 5, Pa . Leadin " Militar hiuI Niival Ji ' welrv of America WE SAT IT WITH AND WITH THE STEEL i icm M ' " HARRISBURG STEEL CORPORATION HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA ALLOY AND CARBON STEELS • DROP AND HOLLOW FORCINGS • PIPE FLANGES, COUPLINGS. BULL PLUGS PUMP LINERS • CYLINDERS • AERIAL BOMBS 1 ' Congratulations and Good Luck Worumbo s Fabric Perfections Look Better — Longer Ward LaFrance Mnniifacliirers of COMMERCIAL TRICKS TRUCK TRACTORS FIRE APPARATUS • Ward LaFrance Truck Division Great nieriean Industries, Inc. ELMIRA, NEW YORK 543 Ja Boiioath Bancroft Smartness is a IVew Exclusive Feature BANCROFT coNsrnvcTioN The only fur felt cap you can pock in your grip 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 fooflocker without losing its zhape ... a cap that ' s com- pletely crush proof. It ' s another Bancroft exclusive, made possible by the knov ledge and skill of al- most a half century of specialization. Also CREATORS OF THE FAMOUS BANCROFT " FUCHTIR " Al belief Mores everywhere, BANCRO FT CAP COMPANY. BOSTON, MASS. Write for free boolleh HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR BANCROFT CAP " DAM ' KIGHT HfS 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 Pomter. " 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 reit soldiering. That ' s soldiering under a West Pointer. We, at Stewart -Warner, can ' t 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 ' P CHICAGO • BRIDGEPORT • INDIANAPOLIS • DETROIT • DIXON. ILL. 544 •? ' ?« " : iiinl dm Ti . ' ■IS look at mBef iBNER noN , En " " •nrMii " " ■ r: ' ' - ' ii I MILES LABORATORIES, Inc. ELKHART, INDIANA Home of Alka-Seltzer AND ONE-A-DAY brand Vifamins MAKERS OF FINE PHARMACEUTICALS FOR OVER 60 YEARS s manufacturers of field telephones, test sets, and switchboards for the Army, we are fully conscious of the responsibility that is ours . . . Army standards are high; however, we not only meet, but endeavor to exceed them. Special anti -fungus treat- ment of field telephones provides needed extra pro- tection in tropical service. CONNECTICUT TELEPHONE ELECTRIC DIVISION GREAT AMERICAN INDUSTRIES, INC. • MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT 545 Ik T Ulil ml. AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC Communications otticers know that these telephone systems are playing an important part in the activities that inevitably will lead to victory. Their steadily increasing use in the various branches of the fighting service testifies to their efficiency and reli- ability in furnishing rapid, reliable com- munication under any and all circumstances. AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC Telephone, Com))iunication lud SiiiuiUni Apparatus THE FLOUR CITY ORNAMENTAL IRON CO. Established 1893 MINNEAPOLIS 6, MINNESOTA ARTISANS IN ALL METALS Engaged for the wars duration in production o ordnance and equipment for the Army, Navy anc Air Forces. Awarded the All Navy E Badse AFTER VICTORY Architectural Metal Work — War Memorials of Cast Bronze " Flour City " Metal Windows — Champion Outboard Motors Pre-Fab " Building Units — Skylights — Revolving Doors Any similarity is not purely coincidental! We ' ll grant you that they ' re not the same — a bomhsight and an adding machine. You couldn ' t hit anything but the ground Wn the latter. But both of them are essentially calculating machines. It isn ' t too important that the Norden Bombsight we make for the Army handles factors like plane speed, alti- tude, wind speed, air temperature, trail, to name a few. It ' s equally secondary that the Victor Adding Machines we make in peace compute figures representing this many tons of steel, that many dozen eggs, how much the finance officer figures you get after you sign your pay voucher. The important thing about both these machines is their ability to come up with the right answers— erery time. Yes, you can say that because of the Norden Bomb- sight ' s complexity, because of the mathematical miracles it performs, it doesn ' t belong in the same room vith any adding machine. And you ' re right! Nothing like getting first things nt . But when the war is won, Victor Adding Machines will be built under the same roof that housed the Norden Bombsight . . . and by the same craftsmen . . . using the same precision know-how. Our customers will get a lot more for their peacetime adding machine dollar. And that won ' t be coincidence, either. VICTOR ADDING MACHINE CO. STILL WORKING WITH RIGHT ANSWERS 546 KEEP AMERICA STRONG • BUT WAR BONDS ,.. Ill ' X ) ' i ntvisno icidental! :iK Saiiti Boubsiglii ve (An like plaoe speed, aid- nrc. inil 10 Dame a few. Vicix Adding Mactinti mtwueiidiigiliisiiiaDy -,.i;(ie6naati -..aineiisilii -r.-ntimt. n ' seuaeroomrtli ' iif •r ViKkill! ,,,(j ,„j lacliiiies«i 3j,3cusedilieNo«l«« IICHT I) IKS K I. POWKR General Motors powers these Diesel- Electric boots. Some ore serving on the high seas. Some do harbor chores. But in every case, their dependable GM Diesel- Electric drive is making them outstanding. ENCiNES..i5o o 2000 HP CLEVELAND DIESEL ENGINE DIVISION, c eve anc ;;, o ENGINES IS to 250 H.P. DETROIT DIESEL ENGINE DIVISION, Detroit 23, Mich. LOCOMOTIVES ELECTRO-MOTIVE DIVISION, La Grange, Ul. 547 LEARN TO FLY IN MIAMI, FLORIDA Today we are helping you win the war. When the war is won, we will be train- ing men and women for every phase of the world ' s greatest industry — Aviation. Our record of safety and excellence will continue to be outstanding as the best that the industry has to offer. Flight courses now open to limited num- ber of civilians. Embryl Riddle SCHOOL OF VIATION )24» . » iUk AVSNUt MIAMI, FLORirjA Miami 30, Florida BUY U. S. WAR BONDS Now flying over the home games and venders. LION MANUFACTURING CORPORATION 2640 Belmont Avenue • Chicago. Illinois a;;;oi: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. Speciali:ing in Host Prerenlive Compounds Complying with (jommment Specifications Fresh and " Birdseye Frosted Fruits and Vegetables NORTHWESTERN FRUIT PRODUCE COMPANY 229-230 West Street New York City 548 KNOX ACKNOWLEDGEMENT For more than a hundred years, the house of Knox has had the honor of making uniform campaign hats and caps for the gentlemen and officers who have com- manded the fighting forces of the United States Army. It has been a matter of pride to us that some of the most distinguished of these gentlemen have shown a defi- nite preference for service headwear bearing our Crest- In serving the men who are carrying the Flag to Victory today, and those who will maintain the tradi- tions and freedoms for which that Flag stands, we have put into the making of Knox Officers ' Caps all that we have learned of (juality and craftsmanship through more than a century of fine hat-making. KNOX CAPS FOR OFFICERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY Fifth Avenue at Fortieth Street " THE HAT CDRNER DF THE WnRLD " Branches al: 162 Broadway • Madison Avenue and 45lh Street 549 WORLD WEAPON m Two world wars have called this famous Colt into action - the Official side arm of the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps since 1911. It proved its hard-hitting de- pendability in the first war. In the interim of peace, it made many a match target record. And now, in two hemispheres and from Arctic to Tropic, it again carries out promptly and aggressively the aim of the American hand that grasps it. COLT ' S PATENT FIRE ARMS MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CONNECTICUT, U. S. A. Government Model Automatic Pistol Caliber .45 550 MEASURING MUZZLE VELOCITY yioo, 000th of a second . . . This RCA equipment supplies the data instantly • To lay down shell-fire consistently on a distant target — to project a creeping barrage accurately ahead of advancing troops — requires exact knowledge of guns and ammunition. With this RCA equipment, in use for more than a year at arsenals and proving grounds throughout the country, performance of U.S. Army and Navy guns, and the uniformitv of their ammunition, are checked to the hundred-thousandth of a second. This is accomplished by means of an electronic time-interval counter designed to measure time intervals on the order of one one-hundredth of a second with an accuracy within a hundred-thousandth of a second. The equipment can be used with equal facility and accuracy for measuring the muzzle velocity of ammunition fired from any type of gun, ranging from a 5-pound Army carbine to a huge 16-inch Navy rifle. This is but one example of a vast variety and volume of work handled by RCA for the American armed forces. RCA VICTOR DIVISION • CAMOEN, N. In Canada RCA Victor Company Limited, Montraal 551 EL This oii lit to he cdlled (iLOIUL R HISTKR ■ir This liiii is filolidl liiisiiH ' SS. Our hays iiiiisl Jighl in llip jiittfilf islan ds i J llw I ' lwijic ivlirrc sifellcriiifi Iwnt is inlrnsijirtlhy sicaminfi rains, ivliere rverylhing recks uj mud. mold. .Iiii s. Our men nuisl luilllr in the ciinslnnl tln-nch- infi rains of llaly. go on Jigliling. niirking. i-ating. sleeping in the freezing rains of the Aleutians, uliere terrific wind and belou-zcro lemperatures are daily diet. Army Ramctmls luc much mure than coats worn on the match. They cover everything — men. guns, materials. They line anil cover fox-holes. They take a beating while constantly wet. they are .scuffed, rolled, packed and come out again and again for another beating. They double as water bags, bath tubs, tents — they ' ve even been used as traction to gel truck ivheels out of mud. To make raincoats for the Irmy uas a t iugli assigiunenl. Ijuliih. several years ago, tee developed a revolutionary process for mak- ing coats 1(1(1%, waterproof by pressure viil- ca iization ivhich fu.ses the coat in one piece — making the coat tougher, more flexible, lighter. It ' s called the Ammocure Raynster I ' rocess. Experimental coats leenl to the (Juartermasler Corps. They were tested and retested. They ivere ucdpird. H Inn 1 1 iiilr rubber had to be conserved, ive ili ' veloped 100% waterproof raincoats u ithin ' )0 days, using no rubber at all! The neiv coating, of synthetic resins, withstands terrific beatings. i e. t. ive bettered the calendering process — improved the tvaterproof qualities of the coal. Synthetic cement for satisfactory seam ad- hesion was perfected by our laboratory tech- nicians that is superior to any cement formerly used. Sleeves were changed from set-in to raglan b -cause icrinkles had appeared o i the SERVING THROUGH S C I E i s. RAINCOATS • Looks Funvard " ' UNITED 1230 Sixth Av i oj talks by the great STATES RUBBER enue • Rockefeller Center • N COMPANY w York 20, N. Y. seams of coats processed the new way. The (. ' . . coal was better fitting, completely tvater- proof, cost much less. To conform with changes in rate materials, it teas necessary to revise our coating formula 50 limes. el. prodiwtion didn ' t lag a moment. Coats ivere continually delivered by the carload. CovernmenI ifjiciids tell us our iiats stand the gaff in all climates, ffe ' re mighty proud of our " E " aicard. We work honl. i-rer lii . that this tear may end at the e(U liesl possilile moment. Out of war, there are coming important scientific develop- ments that will give you belter Raynsters tonuirrow — give jobs to returnittg fighting men. I , 3:00 to 4:30 E. H ' . T.. 552 ' W Ifov. ft ■ ■ aAlAmih f , to; to ' - ' " ' •«,iJi [ ' . ' ■ " A " So great has been the interest in the new Sterlinj;; Viking Diesel that we have already set up production line methods for manufacturing this advanced streamlined engine. This means that we can accept orders now for early delivery of this modern improved power plant for many marine and industrial uses. Sterling engineers will gladly cooperate in planning installations of the Sterling Viking Diesel best suited to your particular rcfpiirements — six or eight cvliuder: supercharged or unsupercharged. Write for illustrated engineering bulletins. STERLmC ENGINE COMPANY, 1267 NIAGARA ST., BUFFALO 13, N. Y. Offups in iSew York. If ashinglon and Chicago 553 £ HAYES MANUFACTURING CORPORATION 551 7th STREET, N. W., GRAND RAPIDS 2, MICHIGAN U. S. ARMY PARACHUTES . . . U. S. NAVY TORPEDO SECTIONS . . . AIRCRAFT PARTS AND SUB ASSEMBLIES . . . STEEL STAMPINGS AND ASSEMBLIES . . . TOOLS . . . DIES . . . JIGS . . . FIXTURES AVAILABLE NOW FOR " VICTORY " ENGINEERING SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR POST WAR DEVELOPMENT FIBRE HELMETS For Wear Everywhere INTERNATIONAL HAT COMPANY ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, U. S. A. 554 IB new directions in radio . • • - f c ialfed 6i As radio development moves onward and upward, Hallicrafters engineers are setting the pace, pushing back the horizons in the exciting fields of very high frequency, ultra high fre- quency, and super h igh frequency development work. The range of the Model S-37 illustrated here covers higher frequencies than any other continu- ous tuning commercial type receiver. It is becoming a prime instrument of experiment and research in marking out the new directions that all radio will take. K hallicrafters Boy a V ar Bond Today ' THE HALLICRAFTERS CO., MANUFACTURERS OF RADIO AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, CHICAGO 16, U. S. A. 555 THE OHIO STEEL FOUNDRY COMPANY LIMA, OHIO Arc j: r(iducing QOOD steel castings which are serving the Nation , n the LAND — on the SEA — and in the AIK QOOD — because of our ENGINEERS — METALLURGISTS — FOUNDERS — MACHINISTS Plants: LIMA AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO STEEL CASTINQS DESERVE A SALUTE Winston Bros. Company MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA 556 vn ' ANy MWflNlSTS ston DS. pany 1 N Legs " for 8800 Horses Surging horsepower from four huge engines en- ables this mighty transport to carry tons of cargo. Serving as " legs " for this aerial leviathan, Aerols absorb its landing shock and thus provide complete protection for the airplane, its crew and freight. Today, the immense military transport planes are Aerol equipped. This use forecasts the vital contribution Aerols will also make to the safety and efficiency of after-the-war aviation. THE CLEVELAND PNEUMATIC TOOL CO. " Pioneers lor SO Years " AIRCRAFT DIVISION ' CLEVELAND 5, OHIO Also manufacturers of Cleco pneumatic tools, Cle-Air shock absorbers for vehicles and Cleveland rock drills for mining and construction. Buy U. S. War Bonds and Stamps fl ?CLlS. rt. ' ' f 557 " Have a Coke " It ' s the friendly high-sign BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY BY THE COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY 558 M he llv BATTLE PASSENGERS.. They, Too, Depend On Douglas 559 . " BF " " COORDINATION " — not a large word but a word America is becoming more conscious of every day as we bend our united might to the struggle before us and Industry keeps ponderous step «itb the rythmic sweep of our Armed Forces. A small word- but it endiodies a principle upon which our success depends. It means the strictest economy of Money. Materials, and rime! B J H learned to appreciate that principle a long time ago. It is for that reason that we have con- sistently advocated the coordination of all factors of yearbook production. We are proud t ) have demonstrated this principle in the production of our yearbooks. BAKER. IONES HAUSAUER INC. comi{|m;i) w rni thk i ' kksonnei. and KoLir. iKNr ok THE WHITNEY-GRAHAM COMPANY, Inc. Uuffulo. Neiv York 560 m INSIGNIA ARMV iX AVY -k M.VKIXE COBPS COAST «UAn» , MARITIME SERVH E M. c EYEMi YORK CITY 561 CLUFF FABRIC PRODUCTS We have served the Army these many years with that reUable, trustworthy friend — The Cluff Life Preserver. We hope to continue to serve in the years to come in the same faithful, patriotic way . . . and with the same fervent prayer — May You Never Need Them. JOSEPH GROHS ERIE CITY IRON WORKS ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA Established 1840 Manufacturers oF STEAM POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT BOILERS— STEAM ENGINES COAL PULVERIZERS Army-Navy " E " Awarded August, 1942 Three Stars Added for Sustained Excellence in Production Compliments of CROWLEY ' S MILK CO., INC. NEWBl RGH, . Y, For Daily Service call Theodore Sheldon, Fort Montgomery, N. Y. Phone Highland Falls 911 562 ;ts :ccemf FOR TWIN-ENGINE ECONOMY Lowei- the cost of air transportation and, at onre. you raise the number of people and tin- kinds of cargo that will fly. Coupled with such favorable features as its speed, capacity and dependability, the twin-engine economy of the Curtiss Connnando will go a long way toward stimulating increased air commerce and consequent revenue for the airlines that operate it. Ninety })ercent of domestic air travel is on flights of in (lium range. Over this rano e on a basis of l)lock time, payload and direct Hying cost, the Curliss Com- mando is lht most economical aircraft of its tvpe. Curtiss-Wriglit Corporation, Airplane Division. «? ;24- 563 i THE ARUNDEL CORPORATION Baltimore, Maryland DREDGING CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING Distributors of SAND • GRAVEL • STONE and COMMERCIAL SLAG Hart Scha_ff)ier Marx ARMY OFFICERS ' UNIFORMS Carefull - tailored by one of the country ' s leading manufacturers of fine clothes for men. Flawless fit: smart appearance. Complete accessories Fine Civilian Clothes WALLACHS FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK Nine Stores in the AVtc York Area Tkm A.P.W. PRODUCTS COMPANY, iNc Albany, N.y. Manufacturers TOILET TISSUE AND PAPER TOWELS SHA P .•NS o.tf ' " ' " a„a ot A " " " " ' MILLING MACHINES GRINDING MACHINES SCREW MACHINES MACHINISTS ' TOOLS CUTTERS AND HOBS ARBORS AND ADAPTERS SCREW MACHINE TOOLS VISES AND PUMPS ID.C MAGNETIC CHUCKS OTHER USEFUL [} BROWN 4 SHARPE MFG. CO. PROVIDENCE 1, R. I. EQUIPMENT 564 V . ' rflLERS ' ACHS A VuRK J cc ' •. ' •5 ,flC CHUCKS VEJLSEPUL :3llPtlENl 565 This name on writing paper means what " STERLING " if oes on silver.. For generations Eaton s Fine Letter Takers have satisfied discriminating tastes. They are attractively styled, meticulously made, always correct. ..-?..■. ' EATO f S FINE LETTER PAPERS PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS CANADA DRY Corouet MILITARY UNIFORMS CORONET MILITARY UNIFORM CO. 715 BROADWA Y NEW YORK 3, N. Y. Kendall Banning s Captivating Service Books Our Army To-Day A warmly human picture of our Army, following the behind-the-scenes career of a typical soldier from his induction day. A soldier ' s life — duties, training, recre- ations, adventures, and perils. 8vo. Cloth. Illustrated. 260 Pages. $2.50 West Point To-Day All the colorful life of the Academy is spread on the author ' s canvas — traditions, shrines, songs, cheers, march- es, discipline, training, sports, etc. 7th Printing. 8vo. Cloth. Illustrated. 324 Pages. $2.50 Annapolis To-Day A Midshipman ' s life from his arrival as a bewildered plebe to the big day of graduation. Traditions, customs, songs, and sports of the Naval Academy. 6th Printing. 8vo. Cloth. Illustrated. 376 Pages. $2.50 The Fleet To-Day Here ' s a book that imbues the reader with the spirit of our glorious Navy- an intimate contact with every phase of Navy life and its ships. 3rd Edition. 8vo. Cloth. Illustrated. 360 Pages. $2.50 Order from the Cadet Store or the Hotel Thayer Gift Shop, West Point or FUNK WAGNALLS CO., Publishers 354 FOURTH AVENUE NEW YORK 10, N. Y. 566 n r TEI!l A DRY ' UCl I To-Day 3 taj, fcteiil tie -ffni (Hie hm his -.j[oa, taiini. not- [To-Day To-Day To-Day nLi ' il -, -85 lN ' .V- POWER ALOFT With the smoothness of soil and the might of a storm, Wright engines supply pre-eminent power aloft in the boundless ocean of the air. 567 ££ J. F. FITZGERALD CONSTRUCTION CO. GENERAL CONTRACTORS BOSTON NEWYORK BUY WAR BONDS REGULATION WEB-BELTS AMERICAN CORD WEBBING COMPANY, INC. 374 BROADWAY NEW YORK 13, N. Y. COMPLIMENTS OF BERKSHIRE WOOLEN COMPANY PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS iiiiji ' mm 568 One-Two Punch HON ELTS NC. PANy T hkre ' s always satisfaction in tloing a job your fellow men find good. There ' s something more than that when not one but tiio of your major efforts turn out to have rung the bell with those in position to know. Buick powers the Liberator — builds the big, valve-in-head Pratt Whitney engines that give the B-2 4 its range and speed. Buick also builds the Hellcat — that hard- hitting, swift-paced M-18 tank destroyer which has done so much to teach the Blitz- kriegers about lightning war, American style. But what pleases us are the words of grati- fied comment that drift back to us from users of both of these war items. On land and in the air they are helping de- liver a " one-two " punch that hits the enemy where it hurts — and our boys like that. Hundreds of their letters have come to us. And if we may sum up what they say, the comment seems to be that Buick ' s on the ball in turning out the sort of stuflf our fellows want. To us, that ' s plenty high praise from a plenty high source. i l»Vv BUICK DIVISION OF GENERAL MOTOR Every Sunday Afternoon GENERAL MOTORS SYMPHONY OF THE AIR-NBC Network YOU LEND A HAND WHEN YOU lEND YOUR DOLLARS • INVEST IN MORE WAR BONDS 569 PHILIPS AND DAVIES, INCORPORATED KENTON, OHIO DESIGNERS BUILDERS of Gates. Hoists, Cranes, and accessories for Hydro Stations, Reservoirs, and Flood Control Dams. Originators of Broome Self Closing Sluice Gates and P D Hoists. Agents for The Rehbock Patent Dentated Sill for the prevention of erosion at the toe of a dam. GREETINGS! The Waverly Oil Works Company Pittsburgh, Pa, • ?c «e o Pe uUi iia ua Cn44de «ce iSSO ' MOHAWK COACH LINES, INC. DAILY BUS SERVICE TO AND FROM NEW YORK CITY DVROFF ' S DRUG STORE HIGHLAND FALLS, N. Y. Phone 2048 570 laiiv " . . . atid hi your cozy nes , -li ' Iien the day ' s mad Jrolickuig is done, slip into one of your dainty, gossamer nighties and snuggle down beneath your North Star blanket . . .for remember . . . all that matters note is that . . . Sleep is your best beauty treatment! " For nearly thirty years North Star has supplied blankets to world ' s toughest buyers . . . I ' ncle Sam. Remember North the Academy. That means that North Stars satisfy one of the Star when you ' re bining for your own home! NORTH STAR WOOLEN MILl COMPANY • 218 SOUTH SECOND STREET • MINNEAPOLIS 1, MINNESOTA 571 KOLLSMAN AIRCRAFT INSTRUME PRODUCT OF Trin|. .iiuj .|.nffH!m ELMHURST NEW YORK G IENDAIE, CAIIFORNIA THE YAXKEE stad::um a itxx! Complhuents American League Baseball Club of New York Edward G. Barrow, Chan-man, Board L. S. MacPhail, President 572 : i VoRK Flight Research looks through the clouds ... into tomorrow DYNAMIC, continuing research has al- ways been the lifeblood of the Sperry organization. In recent years, Flight Research has become an increas- ingly important part of our research effort. In a single recent month, Sperry oper- ated ten airplanes, and made 181 test flights for 2 1 difTerent projects, involving 725 test and flight personnel. Sperry flight personnel are qualified to operate most types of commercial and military airplanes. And now, to expand these activities further, Sperry has established improved facilities at MacArthur Airport, on Long Island. Here, with accommodations for the largest airplanes, complete in every particular. Flight Research will continue to transform new ideas into practical devices. The problems to be solved are innu- merable—one leads to another. At pres- ent, some of them are secret, in the inter- est of Military security. But tomorrow— many of the wonders de- veloped for wartime use will need to be adapted to peacetime: Radar . . . automatic flying devices . . . instrument landing techniques . . . air- port traffic control devices . . . and many others. Sperry ' s Flight Research will accept the challenge of peacetime as it has accepted the problems of wartime. .As a result, fly- ing will be safer, swifter, more economi- cal, and more comfortable. SPERRY GYROSCOPE COMPANY, INC. great neck, n.y. LOS ANGELES • SAN FRANCISCO HONOLULU • CLEVELAND NEW ORLEANS SEAULE GYROSCOPICS • ELECTRONICS AUTOMATIC COMPUTATION • SERVO-MECHANISMS 573 S ■ SOUTH BEND — FOR PRODUCTION OF SMALL, ACCURATE PARTS — FOR PRECISION OPERATIONS IN TOOLROOMS The metal working industry knows the South Bend 9-inch Lathe as a fine precision tool capable of machining work to exacting tolerances. For the quantity production of small, accurate parts or for precision operations in the toolroom, experimental shop or laboratory, it is unsurpassed. Be- cau.se it is fast, accurate and versatile it is popular, too, for general use in machine shops and service shops. Write for our new Catalog 100-D showing, describing this and other South Bend Toolroom, Engine and Turret Lathes. SOUTH BEND LATHE WORKS Lathe Builders For 38 Years 426 E. MADISON ST., SOUTH BEND 22, IND. ELECTRIC HOSE RUBBER CO. Manufacturers RUBBER AND SYNTHETIC HOSE For REFUELING - SHIPS — SHORE TO SHORE MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT AND THE FLEXIBLE LINES IN PLANES, SHIPS, AND COMBAT VEHICLES WILMINGTON DELAWARE L 574 I ' CON unWNTS CO. INC. iRUeSERCO, ...... lOSE HCdflOSHORE- ftNTANDlHE Industrial finishes for shells, bombs, gas masks, expeditionary containers, machine tools, aircraft wiring systems, aircraft plywood, pigmented textile colors for camouflage nets, camouflage cloth and other fab- rics, printing inks, lithographing and rotogravure inks, coated water- proof fabrics for the armed forces, oilcloth, pigments, titanium dioxide, carbon paper and typewriter ribbons. Interchemical CORPORATION 350 Fifth Avenue, New York 1, N. Y. There are twenly-nine factories and seventy-eight branches of Interchemical Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliated companies located throughout the United States and Canada. TO THE OFFICERS.AND CADETS OF THE U. S. MILITARY ACADEMY CARR CHINA COMPANY Manufacturers of VITRIFIED CHINA GRAFTON. W. VA. HlL real progress is based on rcscari-h. With Rco, research is more than a laboratory wor l. Sinre 1904, three generations of Reo workers and Reo owners have contributed the vabiable every-dav lessons of expe- rience. And out of this research in factory and field have come important and enduring truck features pio- neered by Reo, plus an outstanding quality which has been proved in the laboratory of war. Slugging it out in the quagmires of the battlefield. Reo consistently passes the most brutal transportation tests. Consistently, too, Reo is stepping up production to meet the demand of the armed forces for trucks, special transportation units, intricate ordnance assemblies, and other war equipment. Out of the Reo test tube in the white heal of war conies assurance to truck buyers that in the future, as in the past, the name Reo will stand for the most advanced engineering in commercial transportation. REO MOTORS, INC. • LANSING 20, MICH. J 1 904 . AMERICA ' S TOUGHEST TRUCK . 1 945 575 ■IP 4 Fuller Twistbilt smo yirms Cleaning Brushes help keep nfies and machine guns ready for action MAKING fine brushes for household and indus- trial use has been the life- time job of the men and women of The Fuller Brush Company. Today this skill is at work producing gun cleaning brushes for the Army and Navy. Since the first order was placed with us for these special gun brushes we have delivered millions of them. Our patented Fullergript construction has proven the ideal method of making the larger sizes of gun bore cleaning brushes. But in sizes small enough to get through the barrels of Garand and Springfield rifles, machine guns and 20 mm. cannon, the old, time- tested twisted- in-wire principle of brush construction remains the most practical. The great skill and careful workmanship with which Fuller Twistbilt Brushes are constructed enables them to meet the ex- acting requirements demanded by the Ordnance Departments. Uniform twist- ing, even trim and precise " load " of filler material distinguishes them from ordinary twisted - in - wire brushes. Our engineers working in conjunction with the Army and Navy, have develop- ed numerous improvements and meth- ods of manufacturing and testing, re- sulting in a better product and substan- tial savings in strategic raw materials. HOFFMAN IS PASSING THE AMMUNITION! f ' ' - U. S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS PHOTOS We ' re proud of our production of big shells for the Army. We ' re making 155 mm and 105 mm. May they speed the day when you ' ll think of us again as manufac- turers of laundry, drycleaning and garment pressing equipment. 576 OmX riMSll THIJM)Klllt )LTS vo- ' c " owh„wbadA2 needs pictures tor tlie big COULD HylVli SAVFI) OUR BACOX THIS MOK ' l ' (I! blitz they re planning The CO. told us to get ' em . . . and he don ' t mean maybe ... It was another job of sweating it out, and brothers did we sweat . . . the flak looked like a solid wall and about the time we managed to sneak through and get a couple of swell takes, things began to happen ... A flock of those one-o-nines that Heinle ' s been saving, took us on as their personal meat . . . my port number two quit cold . . . starboard number one started smoking ... our navigator copped a packet, the intercom went... then, just as I was begining to won- der what a shor ' nuff pair o ' wings would feel like, assorted hell broke out among Schickelgruber ' s spiteful lads . . . One burst into flame off my port wing, a gent making a head-on run disintegrated . . . and by the time I limped around and headed for home, two more Jerrys were spinning down and the rest of the visiting firemen hightailed away from there . . . Believe me, chums, I was between a gulp and a prayer when two P47 ' s, who ' d apparenfly been the total rescue squad, lined up over our tail, proceeded to wet nurse us home, and, as though it were just another routine chore, flipped around and went calmly back to the wars. « STATISTICS FROM ALL FIGHTING FRONTS DEMONSTRATE THE UNMATCHABLE PERFORMANCE OF THE " THUNDERBOLT " REPUBLIC ® AVIATION CORPORATION Specialists in High-speed, High-altitude Aircraft » Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, and Evansville, Indiana 577 WAR BOm MAN Someday you ' ll want to see tliat hoy, or girl, of yours off to college . . . and right now is not too early to start making plans. Maybe your youngster, like so many other American boys, will work his way through school . . . but even in that case you ' ll want to be in a position to give him a little help if he needs it. By what you put aside in War Bonds i(xlay you can help make sure he gets the same chance as other boys, tomorrow. Chances are you ' re already on tiie Pay- roll Savings Plan. Saving as you ' ve never been able to save before. This is a fine thing not only for you, but for your country — provided you keep on saving. But take your dollars out of the fight — and you will be hurting yourself, your boy ' s future, and your country. Buy all the bonds you possibly can. Try to get even more than you have before. And remember this ... For every three dollars you invest to- day, you get Jour dollars back when your Bonds come due. You, antl your boy, can use those extra dollars. Make sure you get those Horidx! Hold on to them till they come due! 578 THIS SPACE IS DONATED •ml TJ. S. Trea.fi ri aifrrrtiscmfnt — f repared i t,f Tn-asuri D inirtment ami War Adrvrii. %- 9 i .4,te01lt0itll(f The first American jet propelled airplane . . . the Army P-59 Aira- comet. Designed and built by Bell Aircraft Corporation. .dolloK? ' ' " • ■ MEMBEK AIRCRAFT WAR PRODUCTION COUNCIL ... E AST COAST, INC. PACEMAKER OF AVIATION PROGRESS NIAGARA FRONTIER DIVISION Buffalo nnd .Mn nrti Falls, X. 1 ' . Mracobra ( P-39 ) and Kins:cohra ( P-6i ) Fighters Airacomet Amrrica ' s First Jet Propelled Plane The Bell Helieopier ORDNANCE DIVISION Bu,},ii;ilvv. IV. Flexible C.iiii Moiiiils and oilier ordnauee materials GEORGIA DIVISION Marietta, Ga. B-29 Boeing Designed Superfortress 579 ESTABLISHED 1856 MANUFACTURERS OF Shirts and Pajamas for Officers Milifary Schools Suliusi imon Corporation Room 2517 Empire State Building New York 1, N. Y. 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 Cadet and their " Drags. " Please make room reservations in advance. JACK D. SCHROERS Manavr We Salute Our Army UNITED FINISH COMPANY PEABODY, MASSACHUSETTS Manufacturers oj All Types of Emulsions: LACQUERS, ENAMELS, PAINTS and SOLVENTS Jor Leather, Wood and Metal A. D. ELLIS MILLS INCORPORATED MONSON, MASS. MIDDLESEX BEAVER COATING for OFFICERS, A. U. S. D. R. Vreeland, Sales Asent 261 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK 580 ■•« i:.-; for lie use -iti, ikir ■■■ ' •-SMg rooms ■ " c iinian and ' ii:dior " Drags, " ' jMa u nivuce. IS MILLS lAtB) v»2 ileAjnit Feast your eyes on tliis niijility, 100-passeiii;er airliner! W lien peaee comes, a giant fleet of its sister ships will ;ir(lle the elol)e for Pan Amer- ican W orhl AirMays. And in each of tliem will he the hesi electronic devices to come ont of the war, equipped with famous Raytheon liijjli- fidelity tuhes ! Raytheon tuhes have heen use l for years hy Pan American, and it is hecause of their proven performance, fine reception and complete de- pendahility that they were selected to play such a vital role in this ijreat company ' s future oper- ations. The assijinment is hut one of hinidreds of postwar applications for which Raytheon tuhes have heen specified hy America ' s radio and electronic industries. When tuhes are more readily available for civilian use, Raytheon will offer radio service dealers the finest tidjes in its history . . . tubes combining long prewar experience with out- standing wartime development. And that s not all. They ' ll be backed by a Raytheon merchandising program that will be the most henefieidl ever offered you. Keep your eye , on Raytheon . . . for greater Increased tiirniner and profits . . . easier stock con t rid . . .better tithi ' s at hnver inventory Ci st . . . tht are benefits tchich yint may enjtiy as a result oj the Ray- theon standardized tube program, n-hich is part of (HI ram tin tied plan- ning ttr the future. Raytheon Mauitfacttiriug Com pony RADIO RECEIVING TUBE DIVISION Newton, Mass. • Los Angeles • New York • Chicago • Atlanta A Ac- Alt Four Divisions Hovt Been Awardt ELECTRONIC AND RADIO TUBES A„.,.No,y " e- wi.h s.cs DEVOTED TO RESEARCH AND THE MANUFACTURE OF TUBES FOR THE HIVJ ERA OF ELECTRONICS 581 SPECIALISTS IN BALL, ROLLER THRUST BEARINGS OVER 2 5 YEARS of continuous bearings service, catering to automotive and industrial needs Let us handle your bearings problems. LARGE STOCK ON HAND — Mail and Phone Orders Promptly Filled BEARINGS for all purposes wherever shafts and wheels turn INDUSTRIAL • AUTOMOTIVE • AERONAUTICAL BEARINGS SPECIALTY CO. 665 Beacon Street, Boston 15, Mass. (At Kenmore Square) Phones: KENmore 2209-2210 • COMmonwealth 691 4 • •••••• • PROUDLY SERVING WITH THE ARMY MYCALEX " The Last Word " in Low Loss In- sulation (or Electronic Equipment In the most advanced types of radio communica- tions equipment and other electronic apparatus, MYCALEX is rendering faithful service . . . per- forming as dependably as the superbly trained men of Our Armv . . . and helping to bring victor) ever nearer. MYCALEX CORPORATION OF AMERICA " Owners of ' MYCALEX ' Patents " Plant and General OIHc Clihon, New Jersey Executive Offices: 30 Rockefeller Plaia, New York 20, N. Y. • •••••• •• Tough Jobs 2 M ' rife for bulletins. 1 1 ml J TheTomkim-Johtiion Co., Jackson, Mich, TOMKINS-JOHNSON K. KAUFMANN COMPANY, Inc. HIGH GRADE LEATHER GOODS 169 to 185 Murray Street NEWARK, N. J. SUPPLIERS OF LUGGAGE FOR ARMY AND NAVY 582 :-s ' itii BAUSCH LOMB Specialized aerial cameras, equipped with powerful Bausch Lomb lenses, point the way to successful bombings of enemy strongholds. This is one of the many products Bausch Lomb is proud to be produc- ing for the Armed Forces. Bausch Lomb Optical Co., Rochester 2, N. Y. BAUSCH (y LOMB ESTABLISH ID 1853 Official Photo V. S. Air Forres New York Military Academy The School of Distinction FRANK A. PATTILLO, D.S.C., PH. Lieutenant Colonel SUPERINTENDENT Ph. B. 583 c ? , ■ ' Wi.L tent MxMwm originators, designers and makers of the Collins Autotune the quick-frequency-shift device which you will be seeing and many of you will be using to con- trol Collins designed radio gear in every part of the world. Col- lins Radio Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A Collins Autotune Head CONGRATULATIONS we say to the Class of " 45. Good luck wherever your duties may take you, and hurry home! THE GREAT ATLANTIC PACIFIC TEA COMPANY The CLIMAX Electric Poiver Plant This power plant used as a Stand-By unit for air fields, is one of the many sizes and models manufactured by Climax for the U. S. Army Air Corps. Climax Eiij ' ineorin Co. « l.liXTO! . IOWA Builders of Generating Sets, Gas and Diesel Engines FOUR STAR PERFORMANCE IN THE FIELD OF EARTH-MOVING Terra-Clipper Scrapers Bulldozers Rippers • Terra-Cobra Self-Propelled Earthmovers • Power Units • Trail Builders WOOLDRIDGE MANUFACTURING COMPANY SUNNYVALE • CALIFORNIA ILLUSTRATED BULLETINS SENT ON REQUEST 584 SUCCESS and GODSPEED to the GRADUATING CLASS of 1945 These are inspiring times. Unusual oppor- tunities now exist to render great service to your Country in this . . . the most crucial hour of her need. God speed you on your way toward be- coming our great military leaders. God help you to live up to the wealth of tradi- tion, and glorious heritage of the world ' s greatest military power . . . the United States Army. ccc rf (iu{ (UcHy 1424 CHESTNUT ST., PHILA. 2 America s FOREMOST Makers of U. S. Officers ' UNIFORMS for 121 Years Siiice 1824 i Helping pave the way to VICTORY! Gnieudler Equipment serves both I U. S. ENGINEER CORPS and " SEABEES " Where the gJing is tmigh, where the terrain is rt)ugh to prepare the bases for our Shani;- ri-las, GRUENDLER Portable Crushing Equipment, under se- vere punishment — day in and day out — is serving well, crush- ing the rock to level and pa e the way to ' ictory. " E ARE ALL WORKING— FOR MCTORY NOW. ' for U.S. ENGINEER CORPS BUY WAR BONDS orUl6ie ( rcc-i uHt} I CiXhCi for " Sea-Bees " - U. S. Bureau of Ships and Docks 2915 BUENDLEB crusher PULVERIZER COMPANY 21 N. MARKET ST., ST. LOUIS, MO ENGINEERS and MANUFACTURERS (or over HALF CENTURY 585 ACTING FOR THE PEOPLE Each vear the American Red Cross calls upon the facilities of us nation-wide organization to give assistance to the armed forces of the country and help deserving veterans of past wars. This work is expressly provided for in the charter granted the Red Cross by Congress in 1905. The Red Cross feels that in carrying out the mandates of Congress it is acting for the people. In peacetime the Red Cross discharges its obliga- tion through its vast network of Chapters which cover every county in America. Last year special workers in many communities gave practical and understanding help to ex-service men or their families and aided the enlisted man and his family. Other Red Cross workers stationed in Government hospitals and regional offices of the X eterans 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 familes. 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 member- ship of millions who join at the time of the annual Roll Call, held each year between Armistice Day and Thanksgiving. Robert E. McKee, General Contractor EL PASO, TEXAS • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA DALLAS, TEXAS • OGDEN, UTAH 586 IE ■ ■ ' ' I ' -s sir- ' ■•i: oot per. MARTIN PLANES HAVE FLOWN WITH THE ARMY SINCE 1913 AIRCRAFT BuilJen oj dependable ' " ■ ' 4j Aircrajl Since 1909 587 U I I T Is an lnl(in(itl)Ir hat lissnilidl ( ' .Dnipanrnl • ' ' r,f Every Hern of Materiel NEXT TO DAYLIGHT The DAZOR FLOATING LAMP is the Most Efficient, Convenient and Eye-Savins Source of Light MODELS FOR EVERY PURPOSE • ASK FOR DETAILS DAZOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, ST. LOUIS, MO. EDO FLOAT GEAR • SERVES THE UNITED NATIONS • Edo Air THl ' l C »r|ioi nli4»ii COLLEGE POINT, LONG ISLAND, N. Y. THE MODERN TRACTOR SUPPLY CO. WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS OF FORD TRACTORS OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA 588 CALENDOGRAPH, A mo„s Mordilo itiilcli. rc isli ' is the priHt ' ssion of tinir — in sccontls. niiiiiiti ' s, hoiiifi.dnvs (111(1 llloDllls. I he Slll l)l ilj llicsc Kiilchcs is liniilid. WINNERS OF 165 OBSERVATORY AWARDS SOLD AND SERVICED BY LEADING JEWELERS ALL OVER THE WORLD , 610 Filth Ave N, V. a tradition for over a quarter-century . . . From the Solomons to Gibral- tar — at every farflung American post throughout the world — you ' ll find Associate uniforms being worn by veterans officers . . . men who demand the finest . . . who have known our de- pendability for over a quarter- century. MADE TO YOUR EXACT MEASURE Tailoreei to measure means tailored to fit, whether in an overcoat, shortcoat, blouse, trousers or shirt. You can he certain of a perfect fitting uniform when it is made by Associated. ASSOCIATEB 19 W. JACKSON BLVD. CHICAGO Branches: PECOS, TEX. AS WASHINGTON, D. C. BATTLE CREEK. MICHIGAN HOLLY RIDGE. N. CAR. LUBBOCK, TEXAS FT. SUMNER, NEW MEXICO COUNTS WITH THE ARMY catalog can had upon l ten retiiiest. Kegiilutioii Military . f:uK ' iiiv Cuff Links with the name KHKME T , are a symbol of correct style and fine quality. Year after year this (quality becomes more and more ap|iarenl. Krementz jewelry wears well . . . does not tarnish BECAUSE it is made yvilh an enduring overlay of ACTUAL 14 KARAT GOLD. Jewelry of KREMENTZ QUALITY... coned for every occasion, military or civil, is available wher- i sold. FINE QUALITY JEWELRY Cuff Links Tie Holders Watch Bands KREMENTZ 8. CO. ey Chains Pocket Knives Collar Holders $1.50 to $25.00 NEWARK, N. J. 589 1 =5 O ' SULLIVAN ' S AMERICA ' S No. 1 HEEL .... and sole The O ' Sullivan Rubber Co., Inc. Winchester Virginia isS : iK ?§i ! Mi ' SS P% THE SIZE J O O THE 1945 GRADUATING CLASS from cadi of the lOOO ' s of Cone-Driic (Jears in yoirr tanks, guns and planes CONE DRIVE DIVISION MICHIGAN TOOL COMPANY 7171 E, McNichoU Rd., Detroit 12, U.S.A. r , V ' 3 THE WEIGH " DEFIES COLD! New methods of treating outer coverings to increase resistance to dampness, new construction ot 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 everywhere. THE AMERICAN PAD TEXTILE COMPANY GREENFIELD - OHIO In peace and in war, fA Itading mantfattiirtr Of Li e-Save Cifuipmtnf and SIfpIng Bag% 590 To the Class of 1945 Thank Youl HERFF-JONES IS PROUD TO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO MANUFACTURE YOUR CLASS RINGS HERFF-JONES CO. CLASS RINGS — MINIATURES — A-PINS CURVED WEDDING BANDS MAKERS OF OFFICIAL RINGS FOR THE CLASSES OF 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - 1946 MAIL INQUIRIES INVITED REPRESENTED BY JOHN S. STEPHENS EASTERN DIVISION 14 PARK PLACE, NEWARK 2, N. J. 591 Al.- O RLi LATIdX CAl llnF, -I Ilk I- I.SSORIE THI-: CARE GIVES BY l-IXCHLEV TO THE FIT- TlXa OF USIFORMS HAS BEEN HICIll.Y COMPLI- MESriCn. OFFICERS WHO DESIRE SMART, TRIM LIXES. AS WFJ.L AS - R EGULATIOy DETAILS, WILL AI ' PRECIATE THE FIX CI 1 1. FY STAXDARD OF SERITCE. A ITSIT IS CORPIALIY IXIITED. New York, Fifth Ave. at 46th Street Chicaen, 19 E. Jackson Boulevard SINCERE REGARDS AND BEST WISHES TO THE GRADUATES OF WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY FROM THE EMPLOYEES OF THE FELLOWS GEAR SHAPER COMPANY SPRINGFIELD, VERMONT ' Igniti FOUR WORDS and what they mean to the world " Precision production for power. " Perhaps better than any other single phrase, those four words describe American Bosch to the world. Commerce, industry, mining, agriculture and construction have long known American Bosch as the source of precision ignition and fuel injection equipment and the facilities to maintain it. Manufacturers of the world ' s engines have called upon Ameri- can Bosch for specialized knowl- edge that has contributed vitally to the continued improvement of gas- oline and Diesel engines. The use of power in a world at peace will expand tremendously. Then, American Bosch Precision Production for Power will be available to all who will build or use the engines through which power will become the servant of mankind. AMERICAN BOSCH CORPORATION SPRINGFIELD 7, MASS., U. S. A. AMERICAN BOSCH lt = 592 i. ' 3 they •• any otter ' M words :. ' scli to the ifldutiy, mining, «3 1 constriction have I .iatricaa Boscli is oi ' precision ignitioii KSOfl e({iiipgient and Bmiintiiait. ■hi world ' s - .:«n Ameri- »f iptdiiiied bowl- ■. 1 world at apud =•-,• ' ■ Precision : will be ,:: build or ■ ..•li whicli ■; jenaatof -. ::?P0RAII0N RlCtN ISCH TO THE ARMY.. ...We repeal the solemn pledge which has governed all Sealed Power operations sinee we first began to serve the armed forces: " BY NO ACT OR NEGLECT OF OURS WILL A SUB-STANDARD SEALED POWER ENGINE PART KNOWINGLY BE SENT INTO THE SERVICE OF OUR COUNTRY " SEALED POWER CORPORATION, MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN In tanks and trttrks ontl jt eps . . . in l onihors and Jiffhters ... in sttbniarinos, tarpotia o« .s, transports, frfiiilitrrs . . . wherever potvcr is applied ta warfare Sealed Power Piston Rinfis, Pistons antl Cylinder Sleeves art June tiuninfi. CUMMINGS MACHINE WORKS Builders of Range Quadrants Mounts Telescope, Precision Instruments ' W E HELP TO .MAKE EVERY SHOT A BILL ' S EYE " Established in 18S1 9-11 MELCHER STREET BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 593 .. 81 mm Ill T HE ALLIOAT O R«C O SI. lovU • New Y Hi • l t Ang lM M P A N Y- YES, TAYLOR ' S HAVE BEEN OUT- FITTING ARMY ATHLETIC TEAMS SINCE 1897. WE GIVE SERVICE — SO DOES TAYLOR EQUIPMENT. 22 EAST 42 ST. NEW YORK Made to measure for Armed Personnel only . . . Also available in Lace Style . . . These Boots have been tried and proven in maneuvers in this country and under actual combat conditions in all campaigns over- seas . . . 9 D Hn p.co...nc 2059 Farnam Street • Omaha 2, Nebr. 1 Army HEADQUARTERS in Boston THE PARKER HOUSE TREMONT SCHOOL STREETS Glenwood J. Sherrard 1 T Vrisidtnt and M.anapni Dirrctor • 1 594 " Meet me on the Terrace at the BARCLAY " I:.t)e ' «n med ■ " inemers ' i ■.ETTS i i . . . traditional meeting place in Manhattan for the Corps of Cadets Yon follow a sound and time-honored custom when you make THE BARCLAY your headquarters in New York. Special consideration is given Cadets and Officers at all times, and everything is provided to make your stay pleasant and memorable— comfortable quarters, superb food, thoughtful service— in an atmosphere of character and distinction. And THE BARCLAY ' S mid-town loca- tion is convenient to everything in Manhattan. Whenever you ' re in town— for a few hours, overnight, or for the week-end— you are cordially invited to stop in and make full use of the hospitable facilities available at this distinguished hotel. BARCLAY DINING ROOM for Breakfast, Luncheon, Dinner COCKTAIL TERRACE • CAFE GRILL The Barclay liV NEW YORK 111 EASiT 48th STREET William H. Rorke, General Manager 4 BLOCKS NORTH OF GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL JUST EAST OF PARK AVENUE 595 For the Best in Men — U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT For the Best in Material - U.S.BRONZE POWDER WORKS INC 220 WEST 42nd STREET NEW yORK 18, N. Y. CHICAGO LOS ANGELES WIRING FOR WAR This assembly of Wire-mold No. 1100 Raceway with nipple fittings for picking up branch circuits is typical of the installations of Wiremold in tanks, armored cars, gun carriers, trailer units, and portable military buildings. Strong Wiremold steel raceways and fittings PROTECT cir- cuits, permit quick INSPECTION, REPAIR, or ADDITION of circuits without ripping out the entire iring system. FOR MORE DETAILED INrORMATION • WRITE FOR • .1 copy of the Wiremold Catalog and Wiring Guide. If ou have a special wiring problem. THE WIREMOLD COMPANY HARTFORD 10. CONNECTICUT PUTTITAPE PUTTIROPE A PLASTIC MATERIAL IN RIBBON OR ROPE FORM, FOR SEALING LEAKS OF ALL KINDS. REMAINS PLIABLE AT 50 BELOW OR 150 ABOVE 0° FAHR. USED ON PLANES, GAS TANKS, HANGARS AND FOR ALL SORTS OF SEALING ON ALL KINDS OF BUILDINGS. Samples and literature on request. NATIONAL GREENHOUSE MFG CO., PANA. ILL. P. L. McKee, President EYERBREAK MANUFACTURERS OF FINE TRUNKS AND LUGGAGE SINCE 1869 BELBER TRUNK AND BAG COMPANY NEVERBREAK TRUNK COMPANY, INC. INNOVATION TRUNK COMPANY Factories: Woodbury, N. J. Philadelphia, Pa. New York Office: 171 Madison Avenue 596 Change to UNDERWEAR PAJAMAS HOSE ROBERT REIS CO 2 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK 16, N. Y. Wrsalile Giant i-fiH U -! l|t Science lias yet to ieii li tlic limit of petroleuiir.s talents. Tliis giant turns the world ' s (■ars and wheels and propellers. ])rovides ])Otent weapons for our fighting men. It gives us rubber, warms our homes, dyes our fabrics, ends insect plagues. • In hos])itals. too, it brings healing and health through the drugs and hcnii als it yields. There ' s hardly a phase of human life in which ])etroleum doesn ' t ])lay a large part. And llde W.ll.r .Hi.llrd Oil CJompanv. a pioneer in the development of petroleum, foresees the harnessing of this Hying- A Giant to even more of the world s work, even greater contributions to living. For while petroleum has had a mag- nificent past — it has an infinite future. TIDE WATER ASSOCIATEO OIL COMPANY .GG GE iVAen your Chthes Go ■r - hack if Ihey ' re iKirhcd ii ' illi a Cash ' .s WOVEN Name flash ' s are tlie favorite of the Services. Mark tn erything you oavu for (|iiick, positive, j)ernia- iieiit idtMitifieatiou . . . Easy to attach . . . sk your store or wrile iis. r ASH ' S " ■ ' - " . " — V « X »J7 Xi kJ SOI ni NOKW l.k.( ONN. WHITE DRESS GLOX ' ES FINE LISLE HALF HOSE PURE ' OOL SOCKS ATHLETIC SHIRTS WINDBREAKERS FULL FASHIONED ALL WOOL SWEATERS For the Most Exacting Demands U . S. Army Standards CASTLE GATE HOSIERYand GLOVE CO., Inc. 432 FOURTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY E. B. Sudbury, General Manager Mamtftictunr . . . Establishtd iS-S 597 . W V oiifiratulalions lo the Class of 1945, Corps of Cadets of the I nited States .Military Aradeiiiy • As yoii are assigned over the globe, sup- plies from the I nited States will follow, and we are proud of our part in supplying th,e finest adhesives for the proteetion of overseas paekages. UNION PASTE COMPANY 1605 Ilvde Park Aveinie Hvde Tark. Mass. Compliments of West Publishing Company Law Book Publishers Jor the Nation ' s Laivyers ST. PAUL 2, MINNESOTA c. P. CLARE CO. 4719 Sunn yside Avenue • • • CHICAGO, ILL Relays and Electro-Mechanical Specialities 598 iniip MINI ATI KK KINGS A - P I N S and CLASS CRESTS KOK 1, US l »2 )-l ))7 INCMSIVi; fjrk, la. 1 J ENNINGS HOOD .Irirrirr • lnl,ilisl • Slulionrr S. E. ( ' .oriuT Clu ' liiiit l. ' JtIi Sircc-ts PHILADE1.I ' III 7. l ' .. First National Bank Highland Falls, N. Y. Tjp Bank Nearest W est Point DIRECTORS Colonel C. L. Fenton, U. S. A. Colonel Earl North, U. S. A. Colonel Hayden W. Wagner, A. U. S. Colonel Earl H. Blaik, A. U. S. Theodore Michel Abraham Kopald George S. Nichols MEMBER federal DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION ' A EARL HARBOR is a symbol of American bounce Pearl J. Harbor December 7, 1941 came as a shock to the nation. Our Pacific fleet, gathered in one harbor, lay helpless under the wmgs of Japanese treachery. But from that catastrophe has arisen the mightiest fleet of all history Sunken, fire-blackened hulks were raised and their weak- nesses converted to strength Pearl Harbor ships, reconditioned in record speed, are mightier than ever. And from the ways of Navy Yards and shipyards all over the United States has come a fleet greater than all other navies of the world combined. For over half a century Okonite has been a Navy supplier of electrical wires and cables. Okonite research men, -cooperating with Navy engineers, pioneered such recent improvements as the syn- thetic impervious sheath that eliminates heavy coverings of lead, glass fibre insulation that resists heat, flameproof synthetic insula- tions that replaced rubber, " unilay " assembly of conductors that prevented breakage of copper in flexible cables and Okoloy corrosion- resistant coatings for conductors. We are justifiably proud of our many contributions that have improved the distribution of electrical power in the ships of our Navy. These same improvements have been incorporated in other cable designs used for power and lighting applic ations in many other industries. The Okonite Company, Passaic, New Jersey. insulated wires and cables 599 J 1 H l 1 t " ' »ilo« ' USSfi jm m 1 " . . . a marvel of compression and usefulness. " WEBSTER ' S COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY Fijth Edition Required of every incoming cadet. Get this handy volume for your personal library, or for use as a wedding or graduation gift. 110.000 entries; 1,800 illustrations; 1,300 pages. Prices range from S4.00 to S8.75 depending on style and binding. GET THE BEST G. C. Merriam Co., Springfield, Mass. " qUAUTv 5 MARLBORO WIRE GOODS CO. MARLBORO, MASS. Manufacturers of Wire Baskets, Guards, Broilers, etc., to B P and or specifications, and Sheet Metal Stampings. Also Brazing oF small parts by induction heating. ( MARLBORO )( RE G00D )( C0MPAN:V 600 - FLOR!i»HEI31 S i V.S . . . because they ' re Imilt to strict specifi- cations — from long experience building service shoes — in peace as well as wartime. M„st Styles $10 0 " " ' $|| TIIK FLOIKSIIi:i. l SHOE rO. ll A V w m ' ' jjm h A ■A 1 ,,|0»« " J!|l (t»MPA V ■ " ' No. 1 PIN-UP GIRL Columbia Pictures Corp. • Metro Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures . Paramount Pictures, Inc. • RKO-Radio Pictures, Inc. Twentieth Century-Fox- Film Corp. • United Artists Corp. . Universal Pictures Co. Inc. .Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc 601 INSURANCE AT COST AUTOMOBILE, HOUSEHOLD AND PERSONAL EFFECTS, PERSONAL AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT • 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 TO HELP 3 you PASS ..0 " Person • » I The Legionnaire No 7618 $6.50 • $8.50 W.L. nel nspection STORES !N PRINCIPAL CITIES— GOOD DEALERS EVERYWHERE — INVEST IN VICTORY— BUV BONDS THE ESMOND MILLS, INCORPORATED Esmond, Rhode Island ESMOND BLANKETS OHIO E L E C T R 1 MFG. CO. K. 1. Clisby, V. P. • Ne» York Cily, N. V. c 602 The Seamen ' s Bank for Savings in the City of New York was chartered in 1829, as a Mutual Savings Bank to promote thrift and provide banking facilities among those engaged in Naval and Maritime occupations. As early as 1834, in response to the popular demand, its services were made available to everyone. To-day depositors from all walks of life are evidence of the stabilitv of this Institution. ALLOTMENTS ACCEPTED YOUR SAVINGS ACCOUNT INVITED BANKING BY MAIL THE SEAMEN ' S BANK FOR SAVINGS 7 4 WALL STREET • Chartered IH29 NEW YORK, N. Y. MIDTOWN OFFICE: 20 EAST 45th STREET - THE DEPENDABLE FASTENER RIC (0. Newly designed spring with Flush head stud SINCE 1918 In the presentations of Nanco, whether it be a precious jewel a service insignia or various items of utilitarian or gift pur- poses, an extra measure of satisfaction and reliability exists. Since 1918, Nanco has served the Post Exchanges and Army Men. This quarter of a century of experience assures the correct type of merchandise at all times. HANCoT A BRANCH NEAR YOU Eastern Headquarters JS1 Fourth Avenue, Coiner 1 8lh Street, New York Cilv Telephone: GRamercy 3-7963 Lons Beach, Cal 1 S06 W. 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The kind of Dairy Products you will enjoy using at your house Service to the homes in West Point ARDEN FARMS DAIRY COMPANY ARDEN, N. Y. TELEPHONE— TUXEDO 196 604 ' ' ■ ' fRN I ' lnrt m in r iL ing MPA- ' ' TOUGH NUTS but we ' ll crack ' em! Throughout America the fire of deter- mination glows ever brighter ... as we look forward in anticipation to the setting of The Rising Sun . . . and their satellites. Cracking tough nuts is part of Kenyon ' s daily routine. Today Kenyon Transformers are designed and made to meet the toughest specifications in history. Kenyon Transformers are " pu t ' n3 the squeeze " on distance, time and space . . . just as every Kenyon employee is doing his best to help our armed forces " put the squeeze " on the Axis. Communications must be dependable. There can be no failure! Kenyon Transformer Co., Inc. 840 BARRY STREET NEW YORK, N. Y. HOAt£ VEUVERY By HEAVy-dUTY AUTOCAR Quonset Huts are " home " to service men in many theatres of war. The delivery of the sections for these huts to ports of embarkation is an exacting, heavy-duty job that calls for rugged, dependable, heavy-duty Autocar tracks. Heavy loads and heavy going mean little to Autocar two-, four-, or six-wheel-drive trucks and tractors. AUTOCAR MANUFACTURED IN ARDMORE, PA. SERVICED BY PACTORY BRANCHES FROM COAST TO COAST TWO . SI«RS rOR EXCEllENCE Dr ' PRODUCTION 605 HODGE HAMMOND, INC. Construction Equipment 1162 G rinneU Place, New York, Phone: DAytoii 9-5300 N . Y. ALLIS-CHALMERS I 1F(;. CO. (;ar WOOD MURPHY DIESEL f;0. Tractors, (traders. Hydraulic, Cable Scrapers Power Units and I ' ower Units, etc. Bull(l..zers, An ledozers Generator Sets BAKER MFG. CO. Bulldozers , Angledozers Snow Plows Slieepsfuol Hollers Itiproolers (;RIIENDLER (TtlSllER NORTHWEST ENGINEERING CO. Shovels, Cranes, Draglines, PuUshovels PULVERIZER CO. pa ;e engineering co. BARNES MFC. CO. Portable Crushers. Dragline Buckets Pumps Screens, Elevators RANSOME CONCRETE Bl CKEYE TRACTION GUI BERT STEEL CO. MACHINERY CO. DITCHER CO. Paving and Concrete Mixers Trartion Dilclicrs. l ' " intf;radtTs. Bulldozers IIAISS MFG. CO. SEAMAN MOTORS Pulvi-Mivers Spreaders Clanisliell Buckets TIMKEN ROLLER BEARIN(; CO. BUDA COMPANY FRANK G. HOUGH CO. Detachable Bock Bits Earth Drills Hydraulic Shovel lA)aders WORTIHNGTON PUMP EASTMAN MF(;. CO. C. R. JAHN CO. MACHINERY CORP. Hi-Pressure ll ilraulie Hose Heavy Duty Trailers Compressors, Bock Drills HENRY V. ALLIEN CO. successors to Horstmami Bros. Allien MAKERS OF ARMY EQUIPMENTS •■THAT HAVE STOOD THE TEST SINCE iSif " 227 LEXINGTON AVENUE (near Thirty-Fourth Street) NEW YORK CITY 606 - tlKlVCCO. KING CO. I ScUuie PYRAMID MANUFACTURING CO., Inc. 148 West 23rd Street New York City, N. Y. Rotary Electric Steel Company Ferndale Station DETROIT, MICHIGAN Shenango Pottery Co. NEW CASTLE, PA. Manufacturers of Cadet Mess China Inriiished hy Nalhan Straus-Duparqiul Inc. 630 SIXTH AVENUE NEW YORK CIT ' Dealers in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Equipment Coruplinieids of THE JOSEPH FEISS CO. Cleveland, Ohio 607 ;£tru-bilt]} WEST COAST PUfWOod COMPANY Aidnufcictiirers of Douglas Fir and Spruce Plywood ABERDEEN, WASHINGTON Aircraft Radio C O R P O R A T 1 O N Designers and McDiufiicturers of Nlilitiiry Aircnift Raif o Eqi ipiueiit IJ O O N T O N , N. J.. U. S. A. The Cover for the 11)4 Howit::fr li ' iis created lDuI produced by The David J. Molloy Plant 2857 North Western Avenue Chicago Illinois 608 Wi . In TuTiisKi. a IS.S nun h(iwit ,-r tin.sh.-s a heav barrage of German positions, u. S, SiKn.ii Corps rhoi OF CHltVtMtNT 7- ' " ' To. ' Hofr :. .--1 e printed » " ■ ' • D unt CO., NC. BOSTON CHlCRbu aft eun ready for action. U. S. SiKTii ! Corps ( IMLIAN AM) MIIJTAK lAlLOKS 185 JMadison Avenue, New York al o2n l Sired FINK K(M II ' MKNT NKKD NOT hi: expensive ou are rated in the Service oil your a|)pearanie — and you can allord I lie hesi . ' Oil will learn, ihal over a period ol ' years, the linesl will cosl ou no more l rr yi ' fir- aiul oii will lia e prt ' senle d a heller apfiearance all llial lime. The finest Cap in the Army •» ft AT YOUR SERVICE fftf f f f f M 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 IKKKI. ,11 ST WEST OK BKOADWVV NEW YORK ( ITY 609 Confiratulaiions lo the Class of 1 )15 SOUTH PHILADELPHIA DRESSED BEEF COMPANY INC. 232-50 MOORE STREET • PHILADELPHIA. PA. Complititeiils of Joseph M. Hernian Shoe Co. FOOTWEAR SI PPLIERS TO WEST POl T CADETS OUR OFFICERS STAR PRESERVING CO. 314-18 Frcdricksburg Road SAN ANTONIO TEXAS WORCESTER TAPER PIN CO. 610 ' M mHi THE MINNEAPOLIS-MOLINE WAR RECORD As of January 4, 1945 According to the best avail.ihlc infoniKition vvc have, Minne.ip.jlis-Moline is the FIRST and ONLY company in the U. S. A. to win all the following awards for production efhccncy: 1. X ' ictory Fleet Flag and Maritime " M " Pennant (Minneapolis plant) now with five Gold Stars each denoting SIX months of high production achievements. 2. Army-Navy " E " (Como plant) with an additional Star for continued Meritorious Production. 3. The Army Ordnance Banner (Minneap.)lis and Hopkins plants). MM IS one of onlv 23 companies in the U. S. to have earned five consecuti ve awards from the U. S. Maritime Commission for continued high quality and high production achievement. MM was one )f the first 45 firms in the U. S. to win the Maritime " M " Pennant. In addition MM was one of the first 100 firms to set up a Labor Management Committee. The U. S. Treasury Department reports that MM was one of the first 100 large hrms whose employees invested 10% Jr better in War Savings Bonds. For this MM proudly displays the Treasury " T " flag. MM was awarded the Governor ' s Plant Safety Award for a well-established safety pr. gram and has contributed to the War Production Fund of the Na- tional Safety Council to help stop accidents. Minneapolis-Moline and employees regularly support every worthwhile cause and endeavor that helps assure final and complete victory. Minneapolis-Moline is dedicated to do all in its power to back up the men and women on the fighting fronts. THEY are THE ONES who are winning this war so that this land of ours and our way of life may be preser ed for all of us — and for future generations. MINNEAPOLIS-MOLINE POWER IMPLEMENT CO. Minneapolis 1, Minnesota, U. S. A. |{ l GCO. Where Smart New Yorkers DINE AND DANCE ON-THE-PARK CONTINUOUS DANCING AT DINNER SUPPER DINNER FROM $2.00 NO COVER • NO MINIMUM except Safs.Mln. $2 after 9:30 P.M. Oscar Wintrab, Managing Director ESSEX HUIISE Central Park South, New York, N. Y. GRAPHIC CAMERAS ■ ■■ bI ■ m Boi ' iPiVI ■ i Bra - f m ■; cUtUlfuUtf, Se uUH( the THE FOLMER GRAFLEX CORPORATION ROCHESTER 8, NEW YORK. U. S. K. 611 (jifts by n alfour The L. G. Balfour Company takes pride in serving the United States Military Academy and in fur- nishing Christmas gifts, A pins, hop cjrds, com- mencement announcements and invitations. 1945 BLUE BOOK Features the newest of jewelry which may be mounted with the Class seal or the Academy crest. New rings, identification bracelets, service billfolds, sweetheart lockets, photo frames and other fine gifts. Mail post card for free copy! Sawyer Lee, Kepreseutiitive L. G. BALFOUR COMPANY Room 202 230 Bovlston Street Boston, M. ssachusetts Quality M.erchandise Easily selected at the Cadet Store or vour Post Ex- change Store by consulting BENNETT BROTHERS BLUE BOOK illustrating thousands of useful articles. BENNETT BROTHERS, INC. Diamonds, Jewelers tiiid Silversiniths 485 Fifth Avenue, New York 30 East Adams St., Chicago, 111. VV.iiTCHES DIAMONDS Ask the Cadet Start or your Post Exchange Officer to show you this 40 1 page BLUE BOOK from BENNETT BROTHERS 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 for installation. A Youngstown Pressed Steel Kitchen will be worth waiting for! MULLINS MANUFACTURING CORP. SALEM, OHIO The well-kept appearance of U. S. M. A. floors at West Point, reflect the effi- ciency of PONSELL ma- chines which have contributed in a large measure to their general m a i n - tenance for over thirty years. PONSELL FLOOR MACHINE CO., Inc. 220 West 19th Street New York 11, N. y. BRANCHES IN ALL PRINCIPAL CITIES Ponsell Products are backed by over 30 year electrical and manufacturing experience. 612 ' iW; Hais,ixc. V»Yoti I - ' - ' ' lOSDS ' ■«Ot a IIQL Lunut " F ' JiffiDS F- 1 I ■•! ' . ' lyl " " v: a ■v " " ,..» ir " m T Type C-6363 ' " itch Circuit Breaker tVie Scho ,achineco.J«. .-»■ OilB HAf ' HoeK TypP rt ist- ...iirol Or " ' LvA. r 0 Type B.3120 Crystal Dew Point Control FR SerK ' S T P- ,7. ComP ' " ' - ' " • ' " .pl Time 613 WeVe shooting to win One thought in the mind of e ery American . . . soldier and civilian, para- trooper and pre-flight cadet toughening up with sports. To hack up this purpose Spalding ' s first aim is the continued production ot war material plus athletic equipment to keep fighters and workers fit. A. G. Spaulding Bros. Di- vision of Spalding Sales Corporation. SPALDING Sets the Pace in Sports " Fnmi Cotton tii Culler " Reeves Army Twill • Glengarrie Poplin Reeveking Gabardine • Byrd Cloth • Marine • Herringbone • Mountain Cloth • Warrior Twill REEVES BROTHERS. Inc. y v, 54 Worth Street New York 13, N. Y. ' ■Hit " 4 H e 7 CANrTAKE IT-AND DISH IT OUT CO-TWO FIRE EQUIPMENT CO. U. S. T ' ighway No. 1.. Newark. New Jersey SALES AND SERVICE- IN ALL THE PRINCIPAL CITIES 614 «■ Y EBCo Submarines More than 900 of the Japs ' sorely needed ships have been sunk so far in the war by U. S. submarines EIco PT Boats Millions have been thrilled by the spectacular perform- ance of Elco PTs, lightning fighters of the fleet. COAST GUARD COMBAT PHOTO Electro Dynamic Motors Aboard many U. S. fighting ships a multitude of vital installa- tions are powered by Electro Dynamic motors and generators. ELECTRIC BOAT COMPANY 33 Pine Street, New York 5, N. Y. Siihmarinti NEW LONDON SHIP AND ENGINE WORKS Groton, Conn. Electric Motors Motor Torpedo Boats ELECTRO DVNA.MK WORKS IKdNANAI l IVIMON Bayonne. New Jersey Bayonne, Ne v Jersey Greetings fro m STANDARD FORCINGS CORPORATION Works - East Chicaso, Indiana General Offices - Chicaso, Illinois 615 Onde ' X, to- A(iu-en tUeAA irrrafl Hadio Corp Alli.ii, llciirv V. Co lli-alor C.) „i,-rl(an Itoscli C.rp Xnirricaii Ci.nl A W .-lihing Co ,„rri,an l,.a;;iir Itasel.all Cl.ib of N. Y. iii.ri.an Oil Sii| | lv Co V.MCrirai. I ' ail Textile Co Ainrri.an Red C.n.ss A . 1 ' . W . Products Co Ardeii Farms Dairy Co Arundel Corp. Associaleil Mililary Stores, Inc Atlantis Sales Corp. Autocar Company Automatic Electric Co B Bailey. Banks Biddle liaker, Jones Hausauer, Inc. Balfour,!.. G. Co Bancroft Cap Co Barclay Hotel Bausch Lomb Optical Co Bearings Specialty Co Beech Aircraft Corp Bell Aircraft Corp Bennett Bros. Inc Berkshire Woolen Company li. (;. Corp ' lUaw-Knox Co. Mopn, David Brooks Bros Brown Sharpe Mfg. Co Buick Motors — Division of G. M. Canada Dry Ginger Ale Carr China Co. Cash ' s Castle Gate Hosiery Glove Co C. P. Clare Co Cleveland Diesel Engine — Div.of G. M. Cleveland Pneumatic Tool Co Clinton Woolen Mfg. Co Climax Engineering Co ( :lu(T I ' ahric Co Coca-Cola Co Collins Radio Co Colts Patent Fire Arms Co Connecticut Tel. Electric Co Continental Motors Corp Conway Printing Co. Coronet Military Uniform Co. C. O. Two Fire F.quii)ment Co. Crowley ' s Milk Co Cummings Machine Works Curliss Wright — Airplane Division Curtiss Wright — Propeller Division. D Dazor Mfg. Co Dehner Co Douglas Aircraft Co Douglas Shoe Co., W. L. Dzus Fastener Co PACE 608 606 .S )1 5 )2 568 .S72 548 .590 586 564 604 564 589 541 605 546 544 560 612 54.3 595 583 582 537 579 612 568 528 530 574 541 564 569 566 575 597 597 598 547 557 526 581 562 558 584 550 545 538 520 566 614 562 593 563 565 588 594 559 602 603 Eaton Paper Co 566 Edo Aircraft Corp 588 Electric Boat Co 615 Electric Hose Rubber Co 574 Enibassv Grocery Corp 574 Embrv-liiddle School of Aviation 548 Erie Citv Iron Works 562 Esmond ' Mills 602 Essex House 61 1 Eureka Shipbuilding Corp 550 Fairchild Engine «S( Airplane Corp 533 Federal Service ' s Finance Corp 538 Fellows Gear Shaper Co 592 PAGE Finchlev 592 First National Bank_ 599 Fitzgerald Construction Co , J. F 568 Florsheim Shoe Co 600 Flour City Ornamental iron WOrks 546 Folnier Graflex Corp. 611 Frenrir.s Mustard 541 Funk W agnails Co 566 Fuller Brusli Co 576 G General Food Sales Co., Inc 601 Great A. P. Tea Co., The 584 Gruendler Crusher Pulverizer Co. 585 H Hallicraflers 555 Hardin Knitwear Co., Inc 604 Harrisburg Steel Corp 544 Hayes Gloves, Daniel 534 Hayes Mfg. Co. 554 Hefff-Jones Co. 591 Herman Shoe Co.. Joseph M 610 Ilidi Standard Mfg. Co 540 Hilliard Corp 5-4 Ilillerich Bradsby Co 538 Hodge Hammond, Inc 606 Horstraann Uniform Co 53- Hoe, R. Co 609 Hotel Astor 529 Hotel New Yorker 535 Hotel Piccadilly 609 Hotel St. Regis . " 590 I Infantry Journal 519 In terchemical Corp 575 International Hat Co 554 J Jahn Oilier Co 522 Jones Laughlin Steel Corp 539 Jelleff ' s 538 Jennings Hood 599 Joseph Feiss Co 607 K K . Kaufman Co 582 Kenyon Transformer Co 605 Knox Hat Co 549 Kollsraan Instrument Co , 572 Krementz Co 589 L Life Savers Co 556 Lion Mfg. Co : . . 548 Loose Wiles Biscuit Co 600 Luxenberg, M 609 M Marion Inslilute 530 Marlboro Wire Goods Co. 600 Martin Aircraft, Glenn L 587 Merriam Co.. G. C 600 McKec. Robert E 586 Mever Inc. N. S 561 Michigan Tool Co 590 Miles Laboratories 545 Minneap..li .- loline I ' ouer Imp. Co 611 Modern Iractor Supplv Co 588 Mohawk (-...iicli Lines 570 Motion I ' iclure Producers 601 W ado W al.h Agency 589 Mullins Mfg. Co 612 Mycalex 582 N Nanco, Ine 603 Nathan Strauss Duparquet Co 607 National Company, Inc 554 National Greenhouse Mfg. Co 596 Neverbreak Trunk Co 596 PAGE New York Military . cademy 583 North American Aviation 521 North Star Woolen Mills 571 Northwestern Fruit Produce Co 548 O Ohio Electric Mfg. Co. Ohio Steel Foimdrv Co Okonile Co. O ' Sullivan Rubber Co. P Parker House Phillips Davies, Inc. . . . Ponsell Floor Machine Co. Pyramid Mfg. Co R Radio lorp. of .America Kavlhcn Mfg. Co. Red Cross Reed ' s Son, Jacob Reeves Bros Reis(S: Co.. Robert Reo Motors, Inc Republic .Aviation. Robertson Co., H. II.. Rock River Woolen Mills Rogers-Peet Co Rotary Electric Steel ( o. Saks, Fifth Avenue Sealed Power Corp. . . . Seaman ' s Bank for Savings Simon Corp., Julius Sinclair Refining Co S. K. Smith Co South Bend Lathe Works South Philadelphia Dressed Beef Co. Spalding, .A. G Spencer Thermostat Co Sperry Gyroscope Co Star Preserving Co Standard Forgings Corp Sterling Engine Co . ■ Stetson Shoe Co., Ine Stewart Warner Corp Taylor, Alex Thayer Hotel Tiffanv Co Tide Water Associated Oil Co. Tomkins- Johnson U United Finish Co . United Services Automobile Association llnited Slates Bronze Powder Works. U. S. Hoffman Machinery Co United Stales Rubber Co Union Paste Co Victor Adding Machine Co. Vreeland, D. R W Wallach ' s Ward La France War Bonds Waverlv Oil Works West Coast Plvwood Co.. West I ' ublishing Co While Studio Winston Bros. Co Wiremold Co Woolridge Mfg. Co Worcester Taper Pin Co. . Worumbo Wright Aeronautical Corp. 602 5.56 599 590 594 570 612 607 551 581 586 585 614 597 575 577 542 604 523 607 527 593 603 580 540 608 574 610 614 613 573 610 615 553 536 543 594 580 531 597 582 580 602 596 576 552 598 546 580 56 54 571 57( 608 598 525 556 596 584 610 544 567 616 ai lWG). QUARTERMASTER LAUNDRY West Point Name CADETS LAUNDRY LIST U y Date 2 . .:.:-. :..fr.J.A., 19 bt fmMM.. ' . -j-r 5:.::.. Ll ciass Company Special Instructions (Unless indicated here, lanndry will be returned to where it was picked up.) M Ih -GL2 MARKER ASSORTER WRAPPER BUNDLE No Sent ITEM Bathrobes. Belts, Gym. Belts, Shoulder. Belts, Sword . Bells, Waist. Blankets, single. Caps, khaki . Rec ' d It Cap Covers . Coats, white. Clothes-bags. Cloths, wash Collars. Coveralls . Covers, Mattress Cuffs, pair . Drawers, cotton. Drawers, wool. Flappers, long. Flappers, short. Ret ' d k iZ " ? c Gloves, pair. Handkerchiefs. Jacket, fatigue. Jerseys. Pajamas, suits . Pillow cases. SheeU ., Shirb, white CAiAc Jc JL OAl •-J—1 Rec ' d Shirts, khaki. I 2 Socks, pair . Supporters . Sweaters. Towels, bath . Towels, face. Trousers, fatigue. Trousers, khaki. Trousers, white. Undershirts, cotton. Undershirts, wool. Ret ' d •■ -.. 7 Number of Pieces One copy of this list, prepared by the patron, will accompany bundle to the ' ?. ' ? " ' I;,, " " " ' returned w?th the finished laiidry and should be retained by the patron for checking with monthly ' " ' aai ' ms for loss or damage must be made within one week, accompanied by this list, or no attention will be paid to them. IMPORTANT It i.s essential that this list be LEGIBLY and CORRECTLY prepared. j i!K kU m ' .jjjijtjirc .A ' M It. MM .rM M J % « ' « if j: t i,! 1 1: ' ¥ i «l ' «?l- -. Ki "


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